An archeologist looks at the story A short term accident? For hundreds of years, the West has ruled the world. How did that happen – and how might it change? The accepted story is: “Western supremacy comes from superior (Ancient Greek) culture.” It turns out that might be oversimplified – and highly inaccurate. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...Read More
The unexplained 1,200 B.C. catastrophe What really happened? We all know about the rise – and fall – of the Roman Empire and the Dark Ages that followed. In 1,200 B.C – 1,500 years earlier – the same thing happened. The “global” nature of those times looked a lot like our global economy does today. Note: It’s now roughly 1,500 years after the collapse of the Roman empire. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...Read More
A documentary Israeli and Palestinians combatants talk A new documentary “Disturbing the Peace” is making the rounds of the film festivals. Israeli and Palestinians combatants talk to each other. War is always a racket and soldiers are, in almost every case, mere pawns in someone else’s game. The sooner the world wakes up to this reality, the better. If this understanding can be accomplished in the Middle East it can be accomplished anywhere. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...Read More
Go find this on the Internet and buy it Here’s the whole movie Aaron Swartz was facing 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine. For what? For downloading some academic papers from a server at MIT. In 2008, Swartz downloaded and released about 2.7 million federal court documents stored in the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) database managed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. According to state and federal authorities, Swartz used JSTOR, a digital repository, to download a large number of academic journal articles through MIT’s computer network over the course...Read More
It happens And this is the sanitized version… Everyone has their knickers in a knot over Trump’s comments about the possibility of a contested election. Do all these commentators have amnesia about the 2000 election between Gore and Bush II? Here’s a sanitized, mainstream news media’s account of “the endless campaign of 2000.” And even their Disneyland version is wild. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...Read More
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