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In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss’ villa: a list of the Mafia’s most sacred laws.

It’s an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world; and reveal what happened when gangland began to question the so-called Ten Commandments of the Mafia.

The document makes clear that people with police or informers in their family cannot become members of the Mob. And although mobsters’ wives must be respected, they should not expect much support during childbirth: the rules state that “always being available for Cosa Nostra is a duty – even if your wife’s about to give birth”.

The Decalogue was discovered along with a large number of other coded documents in a house near Palermo where Mr Lo Piccolo was apprehended after spending more than two decades on the run from police. Investigators say that the documents – including the Ten Commandments – will give them an insight into how the Mafia operates.

The papers also reveal details of companies with Mafia connections and information about the hierarchy within the organization.

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In January, February and March of 2010 the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Cinema Politica are teaming up to organize a tour of the documentary THE COCA-COLA CASE, a film about the legal case against Coca-Cola and their operations in Colombia.

Two lawyers and labor rights’ activists, Daniel Kovalik of the United Steel Workers of America and Terry Collingsworth of the International Rights Advocates, and their partner Ray Rogers of Corporate Campaign firmly believe that US multinational corporations should be held accountable for the shabby practices of their business associates throughout the world. To lead their battle, they resort to a law dating back to the origin of the American Constitution – The Alien Tort Claims Act – which allows foreigners to file suit in the U.S. against Americans who violate international laws. The film tells the story of their fight against one of America’s stellar icons: the Coca-Cola company.

Video (Playlist): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E5DE323198499DC0

Congratulations: You are an ape. A “great ape,” technically. Alongside us in this brainy family of animals are four other living species: chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and bonobos (formerly called “pygmy chimpanzees”). The biological gap between us and our great ape cousins is small. At last count, only 1.23 percent of our genes differ from those of chimpanzees. But mentally, the gap between us and them is a Grand Canyon.

On an average day in the life of the human species, we file thousands of patents, post tens of thousands of Internet videos, and think countless thoughts that have never been thought before. On a good day, chimpanzees are lucky to exploit rudimentary tried-and-true techniques, such as using stone tools to crack nuts.

Not only do we innovate more than the other great apes, we are vastly better at sharing ideas with one another. The majority of recent behavioral studies focus on information-transmission rather than invention. All of the great apes can learn new tricks by imitating a human or another ape. But only humans go one step further and routinely teacheach other. Teaching may be the signature skill of our species, and researchers are now zeroing in on three particular mental talents that make it possible.

Our DNA is less than 2 percent different from that of chimpanzees, so what is that makes humans so different from the great apes? Find out what our ape cousins can do — and what they can’t.

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From the makers of the award winning documentary “Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging”

This is the story of the high-income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit center.

It exposes psychiatry’s fraudulent diagnosis to further sell their drugs to “normal” people.

And it works. Psychiatrists and drug companies have created a profitable market making over $150,000 every single minute of the day.

But by publicizing diseases creating the illusion of widespread mental illness, how safe are the drugs psychiatrists are prescribing to treat it?

It’s the story of big money — drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure. The cost in human terms is even greater — these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year. And the death count keeps rising.

Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychiatric drugging and exposes a brutal money-making machine.

This high impact presentation, two years in the making, exposes the destruction created by psychiatrists upon every sector of our society.

Graphic footage from showing psychiatrists in action, eye-opening interviews with medical experts and moving stories from victims and their families, make this the most complete and devastating documentary of psychiatric abuse ever produced.

Every person has the right to know the cold, hard facts about psychiatry, its practitioners and the threat they pose to our children.

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The DVD is 3 hours long and is divided into 13 chapters, which are broken down into three parts.

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Paranormal TV Presents: The Best UFO Cases Caught on Tape. A fascinating 49-minute video highlighting some of the best UFO video footage ever captured, thanks to today’s better camera equipment. And as cameras and video cameras continue to be refined, they’ll take clearer and clearer shots – all from the ubiquitous cell phone. We’ll be seeing a lot more of these videos.

The evidence that the earth is being visited by at least one extraterrestrial civilization is extensive both in scope and detail. In its totality, it comprises a body of evidence which at the very least supports the general assessment that extraterrestrial life has been detected, and that a vigorous program of research and serious diplomatic initiatives is warranted.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Th0ENBmeA

On October 3rd, 1993, 120 Delta Force Commandos and Army Rangers were dropped into the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia. Their mission was a fast daylight raid to kidnap lead terrorist Mohammed Farrah Aidid, who had been killing U.N. workers delivering food to starving Somalis. Aidid’s goal was to control the country by controlling all the food.

The U.S. raid went off with clockwork precision, until the unexpected happened. Two of the U.S. Black Hawk helicopters, the soldiers’ airlift out, were shot down. The mission abruptly changed to a rescue operation. Surrounded by Somali militia, a fierce firefight ensued that left American troops trapped and fighting for their lives. The ordeal left 18 American men dead, 70 wounded, with 3,000 Somalis casualties.

This brilliant documentary tells the true story of “Black Hawk Down” through the memories and voices of the American Special Forces survivors. Also included are Somali militiamen as they recount their harrowing experiences of battle.

The True Story of Black Hawk Down is a reminder of the bravery and determination of our armed forces and their creed and commitment to never leave a man behind.

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This A&E documentary uncovers hidden facts and reveals possible explanations for the controversial ape-like legend known as Bigfoot.

Listen to experts who have researched the beast the American Indians called “Sasquatch” and who have found new perspectives on this centuries-old mystery.

With all of the supposed sightings of this creature and of the commercialization of keeping the mystery alive, it is hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction.

This documentary, narrated by Leonard Nimoy, sets out to find the truth through the use of archival footage, eyewitness videotape, and computer analysis, which has made it possible to learn more about this legend than ever before.

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