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Barn swallows and electricity


This 24 May 2016 Dutch video is about barn swallows. Hundreds of them live at a farm. They used to sit down on electricity wires. However, then electricity there moved underground, removing the poles and wires. This meant the swallows lacked places to rest. The farmer decided to have new poles and wires, not for electricity, but for the swallows.

Clinton, Sanders, Trump, debates and email scandal


This video from the USA says about itself:

Hillary Clinton‘s Email Investigation Continues // Refusal to Debate Against Bernie

26 May 2016

Hi, I’m Tiffany! Welcome to Socially Unacceptable. Update on Hillary Clinton‘s campaign.

This 26 May 2016 video from the USA is called Bernie Sanders Agrees to Debate Donald Trump.

Mute swan cygnets on video


This May 2016 video is about mute swan cygnets in Ede in the Netherlands.

Honeybees leave hive, video


This 26 May 2016 video shows honeybees leaving, and arriving at, their hive at Eemlandhoeve ecological farm in Bunschoten-Spakenburg in the Netherlands.

Hillary Clinton criticized by US State Department on emails


This video from the USA says about itself:

“Significant Security Risks”: State Department Says Clinton Broke Rules Using Private Email Server

26 May 2016

An internal government watchdog has concluded Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval while she was secretary of state. That was the key finding of a long-awaited report by the State Department inspector general. The report concluded that Clinton would not have been allowed to use a private server in her home had she asked department officials in charge of information security, because it posed “significant security risks.”

This contradicts claims by Clinton that use of a home server was allowed and that no permission was needed. The report also criticized Clinton for not properly preserving emails she wrote and received on her personal account. According to the report, Clinton and eight of her deputies, including Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Huma Abedin, declined to be interviewed for the inspector general’s investigation. Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department business is also the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation. We speak to journalist Michael Tracey.

African scops owl video


This video says about itself:

Birding in the Eastern Cape, South AfricaAfrican Scops Owl

22 May 2016

African Scops Owl video clip with call added, near Bathurst, South Africa.

I was privileged to see this beautiful small owl species in the Gambia.