CONTAGION – 2011 Movie

CONTAGION – 2011 Movie

IRAN – Tehran ‘”What’s next?”
Many of you might have already seen the movie Contagion from 2011. I watched it for the first time last night. The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 3rd, 2011. In the meantime, it has enjoyed a wide viewership with good reviews. In case you have not seen the movie, here is the plot: the death of the protagonists (Matt Damon) partner and her son leads to the discovery of a deadly virus. The US Centers for Disease Control fails to curb its spread and a worldwide panic ensues. One could almost say the movie blueprints the present rise and unfolding of Covid-19. With that I could not resist to create the movies chart. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the exact show time of the film at festival, so I had to use a day chart to get a bit closer to the story. ……

NATURE DOESN’T NEED PEOPLE – environmental trailer

NATURE DOESN’T NEED PEOPLE – environmental trailer

Nature doesn't need people - envirnmental trailer
… Quarantining efforts have left many people working from home, while others are bored and look for distractions. This situation has created an unprecedented wave of bits floating though the “network”. The bigger piece of the pie of internet usage is most likely stemming from personal, non-work related matters. Therefore, it is no surprise, that the digital tidal wave washed up this video into my email account. The captured landscapes and images of the world are quite stunning and pleasing to watch. Julia Robert’s voice is warm and motherly, but also forceful. This allows you to understand, that “she” (mother nature) does not need us (the human race) to keep the world going. In short – nature does not care about us. The underlying messages of the video are ……

NYSE – going over the cliff, when will it hit the bottom?

NYSE – going over the cliff, when will it hit the bottom?

CHINA, Wuhan – Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
By now, most likely everybody took notice and is aware that the main international stock markets are on a downward spiral. Indices are all heading south (meaning down), in what seems to be like a free fall. They are occasionally stopped by market intervention or by initiating trading stops. As everyone seems to readily understand, the virus is the culprit and everything has to be done to stop the fallout of the situation. At that point unheard numbers of printed, computer generated “money”, and future debt for the masses were (and are) flushed into the system, just to rescue the wealth of the upper 2%, that holds the worlds most assets. Joe Public is fixated on the virus and even if he would understand the heist, he cannot protest the state run and orchestrated robbery, because he is confined to his four walls by decree…..

Covid 19 – Just the beginning or no end in sight?

Covid 19 – Just the beginning or no end in sight?

CHINA, Wuhan – Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
The virus that keeps on giving – at least that’s what it seems like. No matter where you look, you either follow the news, encounter people wearing masks, or meet people that are slowly being sucked into the frenzines of emptying supermarket shelves. The media thrives to portray a seemingly unescapable situation of “the final days”. Clearly, media power increases the more people give them their attention. Often articles from TV news and some internet sites have a visual backing of cities in ruins – it seems that for many the apocalypse has arrived at the doorsteps of their “first world” homes. Fear is in the air. …..