Most Expensive Works of Art Destroyed By Tourists


Imagine it was your job to protect objects
of great value that are considered national treasures. Day after day you witness hordes of tourists
getting off the bus and rushing towards the place where you work. Some of those guys are half-baked from afternoon
drinking, and time after time you have to tell people, “Don’t touch”, “That’s
not a toy”, “Get down from there”, “For God’s sake be careful.” Half the time they don’t understand you
because they don’t speak your language. Thankfully, no one on your watch has ever
destroyed anything, but you are well aware that tourists have been walking disasters
in other countries. We’ll look at some of those things to today,
starting the least expensive things damaged and then moving onto the most expensive things. To start, Italy has had lots of problems of
late with tourists doing very silly things, but we think the idiots abroad award goes
to a couple from California. In 2015 it was reported they’d visited Rome’s
Coliseum, but they weren’t happy just looking at things. The couple decided to carve their initials
into a wall of the coliseum and then pose with those initials for a selfie. Ok, so we can’t put a price on this one,
but we can say the act cost the reputation of Americans quite a lot. What’s more, when the two women were asked
if they didn’t think that carving an initial into something over 2000 years old was bad,
they said they didn’t think it was such a big deal. It was, and they were both charged with “aggravated
damage to a building of historical and artistic interest.” For the rest of you out there, when you one
day finally go visit that ancient place, you might also get to see a “J” and an “N”. Possibly the oldest artifact damaged by a
tourist was something inside Luxor Temple that dates back 3,500 years. A 15-year old Chinese kid had seen the ancient
image of a man holding a spear and he decided that he too wanted to go down in history. He scribbled on the image in large letters,
“Ding Jinhao was here.” That’s the English translation. Another Chinese tourist saw this, but was
too late to stop the kid. He later wrote on a Chinese social network,
“The saddest moment in Egypt. I’m so embarrassed that I want to hide myself. I said to the Egyptian tour guide, ‘I’m really
sorry.” The parents of the boy issued a statement,
saying, “We want to apologize to the Egyptian people and to people who have paid attention
to this case across China.” The kid was a national disgrace, and he became
one person in a long line of Chinese people accused of behaving badly when abroad. It seems the damage could be undone, so again,
it was not that costly. This next one was reported by Newsweek in
2019, and while we can’t really put a price on the damage, we can say the act was pretty
much as dumb as you can get. It involved a photo that turned up on Instagram
which showed a couple standing in front of a sandstorm formation in Illinois. The formation is over 400 million years old,
and it was reported that the place was an important meeting site for native Americans
for around 8,000 years. In the photo a couple have scribbled their
initials on the formation, which is next to a love heart. We expect that this vandalism could be cleaned
up for a minimal cost. NBC news wrote this about the next one in
2013, “An American tourist in Italy has generated shock and outrage by snapping the
finger off a 600-year-old statue at a museum in Florence.” The news reports that a 55-year old American
man had seen a statue of the Virgin Mary. This was made by a 15th-century sculptor named
Giovanni d’Ambrogio and it is considered a priceless work of art. The man, from Missouri, had wanted to high
five Mary. The cost of fixing the finger was not published,
but since it was just a finger we doubt the cost was high. Let’s just say it was likely a cheap fix. Before any Italians out there start criticizing
Americans, we will tell you that in 2014 an Italian was visiting a museum in Milan and
he took a selfie with a sculpture known as the, “Drunken Satyr.” The sculpture ended up losing a limb. The good news is that this was only a copy
of a well-known ancient Greek sculpture, but the bad news is that it was an expensive and
remarkable copy that dates back to the 19th century. Christies estimated the value of an object
like this one to be just 7-$10,000. Looking at the damage, we would think it could
have been fixed, although it would have taken some time and expertise. Next we have one way to get rid of a King. In 2016 a man was in Lisbon, Portugal, and
he thought it would be a good idea to climb onto a pedestal to get a photo with the statue
of the former king Dom Sebastiao. He did just that, and the king came crashing
down. It was smashed to pieces. The guy tried to escape but he was apprehended. The media didn’t state what fixing the statue
would cost, but seeing a it was smashed to pieces we can say it will never be the same
again. This next one is another act of senseless
violence and this time committed by a man touring his own country. It happened in a cave in southwest China in
2017 and the act was caught on video. A young guy can be seen taking three kicks
at a stalagmite. On the third kick the thing snaps. He then just walks away, so he wasn’t even
trying to steal it. There might not be a price you can put on
this, but it appalled some people in China. They said these things can take many, many
thousands of years to get to that point, maybe even hundreds of thousands. Then some guy just decides to take his anger
out on one. Some of the Chinese public said he needed
to be arrested and banned from ever entering a national attraction again. From what we can see he was never arrested. In this case the stalagmite was appraised
so that the man could be charged and made to pay some compensation, but the media doesn’t
state what value they put on the object. Then there’s the case of a British man who
was visiting a museum in 2006 and had a bit of a comedy moment, as well as an expensive
one. The Guardian explained that his shoelace was
undone and that tripped him up, but there was nothing for him to grab a hold of. He was actually coming down some stairs. It seems then he just went flying, and he
ended up hitting three Chinese Qing dynasty vases worth around $120,000. He explained to The Guardian, “Although
I knew the vase would break I didn’t imagine it would be loose and crash into the other
two. I’m sure I only hit the first one and that
must have flown across the windowsill and hit the next one, which then hit the other,
like a set of dominos.” He actually got banned from the museum, which
seems a bit harsh considering a rogue shoelace was to blame. The guy admitted that what had taken place
could have been right out of some old British slapstick comedy movie. Not to be outdone by the Brits, this is the
story of an Australian man named Laszlo Toth who was likely suffering from a mental illness
when in 1972 he went to St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and attacked Michelangelo’s
Pietà statue with a hammer. He hit the thing 15 times while shouting,
“I am Jesus Christ — risen from the dead.” The man was 33 at the time, which is the age
that Jesus is thought to have died. He wasn’t charged with a crime and instead
spent a bit of time talking about resurrection to Italian psychiatrists. One guy wrote that he knew Laszlo and he said
besides the fact he read his bible more than most people read bibles, he seemed totally
fine. The guy wrote, “At the time we were room-mates,
he didn’t strike me as a Jesus Christ impersonator, and he never talked to me of such things. We spent much of our days drinking coffee,
going to parties at night and drinking beer and wine, and Lazlo often played his guitar.” Others wrote that once he returned to Australia
he led a very quiet life. The good news about this act of vandalism
is that when restorers were trying to put the statue back together they discovered a
secret signature written by Michelangelo. We don’t know the cost of fixing the damage,
but it took a lot of people with a lot of skill, a lot of time. The New York Times wrote that the statue was
insured in 1964 for $10 million, which in today’s money is about $81 million. The New York Times wrote in 2017 that perhaps
one woman could claim a place in the selfie hall of infamy after destroying part of an
art installation in Los Angeles. We’ve seen the video online, and this woman
is trying to take a selfie at the side of lots of columns. On each column lies a crown, which is part
of the artwork. She leans back against one column which is
first in a long row of columns. You can guess what happens next. She knocks over that column, but then the
rest of them all fall like dominoes. The British artist was contacted by the Times
and he said it was not staged like some people had said it was. It looks so funny a person might think it
was staged. He said, “Crowns are fragile things. They are symbols of power. Perhaps it’s ironic and meaningful that
they fell.” It’s thought that the woman caused about
$200,000 worth of damage. Then we found this headline from 2015, “Selfie-Taker
Smashes Priceless Historic Italian Statue of Hercules.” Yep, priceless, and destroyed by someone who
was looking for likes on social media. We should note that when people say priceless,
they mean a value shouldn’t be out on the object because it meant so much. You can look at a value put on some similar
objects by the auctioning house, Chtisties, and they might sell for as much as $250,000. We don’t know where the tourist came from,
but we read that the statue was considered one of the jewels of an Italian city called
Cremona. The tourist climbed on top of it and it fell. The entire thing smashed to pieces. That statue had been around since 1700, but
it was no match for a selfie taker. The BBC reported in 2014 that tourists had
tied so many locks to the Pont des Arts in Paris, that part of the bridge had collapsed. If you didn’t know, tourists might do that
in the name of romance. But over a million locks weighs a lot, and
part of the bridge just came down. So this one was a combined effort by people
from all over the world. We are not sure how much it cost to fix the
broken part of the bridge, but we imagine it wasn’t cheap. It cost over $600,000 to add some new additions
to the bridge, so you we might estimate the damage overall to be above one million. Next is the story of another person that tripped
and caused a lot of damage. It involved a boy who’d gone to visit an
exhibition of Italian masterpieces in Taiwan. The 12-year old kid, who was a little on the
heavy side, was not looking where he was going. He was walking along and it seems he was listening
to the group leader, only he didn’t notice a table. When he hit that table he fell forward, and
then he stuck out one hand. The funny thing is, if you watch the video
he kind of gets up and looks around to see if anyone has seen what he’s done. That hand went into a painting. It was called Flowers and was painted by an
Italian master called Paolo Porpora. According to reports, this one was very special
‘cos it was the only one he signed. It was worth over $1.5 million. The painting was insured, but the museum said
the damage was so bad it might not be possible to restore it. That’s one and a half million for not paying
attention. European football hooligans have over the
years marched into cities and made a mess. They have destroyed cafes, bars, stores, and
at the same time left a lot of blood on the streets. You could say these guys are not tourists,
but along with their game of soccer they usually enjoy some beers and foreign food. We say enjoy, but their actions are often
considered hair-brained and dangerous. One of the worst things they have done happened
in 2017 when 7,000 Dutch fans arrived for a game in Rome. They got very drunk and just started smashing
things up. That’s not unusual, but this time they picked
on one of the city’s most famous fountains. This is the “Fontana della Barcaccia”
and it was built in 1627. They even urinated on the thing after they
smashed parts of it. The fountain needed a lot of restoration after
that, and the cost of all this was over three million dollars. 23 Dutch fans were arrested. The game ended 1-1. And finally in 2012, one man did something
which shocked not just the art world but the world in general. He punched a whole right through a painting
considered a masterpiece. The man’s name is Andrew Shannon and the
painting he decided to take a swipe at was Claude Monet’s “Argenteuil Basin with
a Single Sailboat.” This painting had a value of around $10 million. Ok, so the guy might not have considered himself
a tourist since the painting was in an Irish gallery and he was Irish, but then again he
might have been what’s called a domestic tourist. Why did he do it? There seems to be no clear reason. Some reports state that he did it to “get
back at the state”, whatever that means. But other reports state that the guy was not
feeling right in his head when he landed what might be the most expensive punch of all time. He didn’t just make a dent either, he punched
right through the thing. He was sentenced to five years in prison after
that, and so you might consider this flash of anger totally stupid. It turned out that this guy was a bit of a
crook and had handled lots of stolen goods in the past, including paintings and antiques. What would you do if you found you suddenly
put your fist through a priceless work of art? Try to tape it up? Blame it on your little brother? Tell us in the comments. Now go watch “Why Are Rolex Watches So Expensive?” Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time.

OVERSEAS APPLICANTS QUEENSLAND STATE REQUIREMENTS


Hello everybody this video is for the applicants who are overseas and they’re nominated occupation is actually on the BSMQ offshore list. So we will put the link in the description for that occupation list which is available for overseas applicants. Now if you want to become eligible to apply for the BSMQ’s nomination for subclass 190 or 491, you need to meet the requirements that are set by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and you also need to meet the requirements that are set by BSMQ. Now to meet the requirements that are set by the Department of Home Affairs you need to have the minimum point score of 65 which includes the state points. So for subclass 190 you need to have a minimum point score of 60 or higher and for subclass 491 you need to have a minimum point score of 50 or higher. Now you also need to have competent English which means six each in IELTS or equivalent. You need to be under 45 years of age and you also need to have a Positive Skills Assessment in your nominated occupation. So these are the requirements that are set by the Department of Home Affairs. Now to meet the requirements that are set by BSMQ you need to have your occupation which is listed on the BSMQ offshore list. So we will put the link in the description. You also need to provide evidence of minimum of two years post qualification experience in your nominated occupation. Now please note that some occupations do require a higher work experience requirement and you should be able to see it on the occupation list on the right-hand side of the column. You need to live and work in Queensland once you get the nomination from Queensland and you will have to commit living in Queensland and working in Queensland for a minimum of two years. Please note that some occupations do require high points and some occupations are only available for the 491 visa. If you are someone who’s done a PhD overseas you will be eligible to get work experience requirement waiver as long as you have a twelve-months job of a letter from a Queensland’s employer. So if you’re somebody who has figured out that you’ve got your occupation listed available in the BSMQ offshore list please get in touch with us and we will be able to help you with the nomination and the visa. Thank you for watching Sirus Migration we make new videos every week relating to Australian migration. If you are interested in this topic you may want to subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking on the subscribe button down below. You may also want to click on the Bell icon to get notified whenever we upload new videos.

5 High Paying Careers in China


Are you interested in starting your new career
in China? If yes, then take a look at these top 5 high
paying careers. China’s economy has been growing strong
for the last few decades and now many people from different countries are starting their
careers here. So, let’s jump right into our list with
number 5. There has always been a lot of money in managing
people’s money. So, number 5 on our list is financial management. According to Glassdoor, financial managers
in China can make around $55,000 to $75,000 USD per year. This is considered really good in China, especially
when the average annual salary is only $8,000 to $15,000 USD according to different sources. Overall, the financial industry tends to pay
better than other industries in China. If you don’t like math and finance, you
could always consider helping people with their personal problems. Number four on our list is psychologists and
mental health professionals. With China’s large population and high stress
work environments, many people are turning to professionals to help with their personal
issues. This means high demand and high salaries for
people working in the industry. Many psychologists work in schools or hospitals
and the average annual salary for Social Care providers, according to PayLab, ranges between
$40,000 and $50,000 USD. Engineers and Scientists are up next on our
list, because they are highly sought after here. China has long been a manufacturing hub and,
as more companies shift to innovation growth, they need more engineers and scientists. According to Glassdoor, salaries notably range
from $30,000 to $80,000 USD annually, but despite the pay range most engineers and scientists
make well above the annual average. Along with general engineers and scientists
for manufacturing and bio sciences, China is also recruiting Data Scientists and Software
Engineers. With its push into AI technologies and being
home to the largest internet population in the world, China needs software engineers
and computer scientists to keep the country’s digital economy running. This means demand and salaries are high in
these fields. According to Glassdoor, jobs in these fields
can bring salaries between $30,000 and $100,000 USD. Again, the range is wide, but salaries are
based on skills, company, and years of experience. That brings us to number 1 on our list: Airline
Pilots. Right now, China is experiencing a shortage
of pilots, which is pushing the salaries through the clouds. According to CNN, “Some carriers are advertising
salaries of more than $300,000 a year and they say they’ll cover the tax bill, too.” Analysts estimate that China will need between
4,000 and 5,000 new airline pilots every year for the next two decades since Chinese airlines
are among the fastest growing on the planet. Pilots top our list, because that is some
serious cash! With such high demand and lucrative packages,
we can expect to see many young Chinese and foreign pilots flying high in China! Hope you enjoyed this top 5 list about some
of the highest paying jobs in China. I’m sure we missed a few, so be sure to
leave a comment below and let us know about them. Also, if you are working in China leave a
comment to tell us what you are doing and don’t forget to subscribe for more great
China content.

Why we need to pay attention to Chinese millennials | Sebastian Guo | TED Institute


Translator: Rhonda Jacobs
Reviewer: Ellen Maloney The year is 1418. On the horizon, a shimmering vision
under the blazing sun. This is not a cloud, or anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s an enormous ship followed by dozens and dozens more. Strange men come towards you
in their white robes carrying with them knowledge
and treasures from a distant land. This unimaginable assemblage
was led by Admiral Zheng He who established the first-ever sea route connecting the western Pacific
to the Indian Ocean. The influence of this voyage
was so profound that it changed the local cultures
wherever it landed. With navigation skills,
shipbuilding techniques, Chinese etiquette
and social practices on display. Even today, the impact
of Admiral Zheng’s armada can be traced from Africa
all the way back to Asia. I’m here to tell you that another invasion
is happening 600 years later and this one will impact you. This one is also led by Chinese, but this time, it’s Chinese millennials. (Laughter) I know a ton has been written
and said about American millennials – it’s all you guys talk about! You’re trying to study them, label them, define them, and most importantly,
you’re trying to cater to them. (Laughter) I’d like to suggest that you might be
looking at the wrong group of millennials on the wrong continent. Because whether you’re ready or not, we Chinese millennials
are about to take over the world! (Laughter) But luckily, I’m here to help you. (Laughter) Here are five things you must know for surviving the impending
Chinese millennial invasion. (Laughter) Number one: We are many! (Laughter) Do you know how many
American millennials you have today? 90 million. That’s a lot. Now, imagine that times five. That’s how many of us there are. With a population of around 400 million, we Chinese millennials are proud to be
the third biggest country in the world. Most of the talk about American
millennials is related to the workplace. With almost five times
the amount of American millennials, Chinese millennials
are an enormous labor pool. And we’re being completely
overlooked in the U.S. Who would you rather hire? A new employee who
is the best out of 100 people? Or a new employee
who is the best out of 500? And since there are so many of us, you’ll be seeing more of us
in places you never thought of. Don’t believe me? This guy seems pretty popular here. (Laughter) He might look old;
he’s actually one of us millennials. 20 years ago, who would have imagined that a seven foot-plus
tall Chinese athlete would become the only non-American player
to lead the NBA in all-star voting. Number two: We’re well educated
and super motivated. Because of the high population density
and limited resources, labor is easily replaceable in China. We are required to work harder
and be more motivated just to compete with our peers. We’re surely not
all of the labor pool in China. I contacted Dx Consulting. Today, 57 percent of Chinese millennials
have a bachelor’s degree; 23 percent of us have a master’s degree; and 20 percent have an associate’s degree. And of course, we’re
not just educated in China. In the U.S. in 2014 and ’15, 42 percent
of Chinese students were studying STEM – science, technology,
engineering, mathematics – versus 12 percent for American students. 27 percent of us were studying
business and management versus 16 for all students
studying in the U.S. We are choosing majors
that can give us a competitive edge, and in turn, higher exposure
and impact in Western society. Are you having a hard time motivating
your American millennial employees? (Laughter) Well, Chinese millennials don’t need you
to spend a dime on a Foosball table or an in-house coffee shop. (Laughter) (Applause) We are already super
motivated and qualified. (Laughter) And we’re more than happy
to take on the tough jobs. In fact, we’ve been preparing for it. Number three: We are
the Bruce Lee in Levi’s with a smartphone
who shop online every day. Chinese millennials are multicultural. I even used chopsticks
to eat Georgian barbecue when I was interning here in Atlanta. And I was more devastated
at this guy’s death than my best scores on my Chinese exam. We are really digital. In 2017, smartphone penetration rates
is almost 100 percent for those of us who are ages 18 to 34. We are also shaping mobile payment
as well as the economy. According to a 2017 survey from Labbrand, 86 percent of Chinese millennials
use mobile payment in physical shops at least once a week, versus
45 percent for American millennials. And according to Dx Consulting, we spend four times what American
millennials spend for mobile purchases. The U.S. is the center
of the digital universe. But for how much longer? If you want to buy
the best digital real estate in the virtual world of the future, I suggest that China is a prime location. The good news for foreign companies hoping to capture part
of the Chinese millennial market is that my cohort is extremely
mobile and adventurous. Here’s my personal travel map
for the last couple of years. The desire to see the world
dominates our consumption habits. We aren’t just spending money at home, we are also making purchases
and using web services from foreign companies
like Airbnb and Uber when we travel overseas. Sure, you buy things from us,
and we buy things from you. (Laughter) So next time you have a meeting
on how to exploit millennial markets, keep in mind that Chinese
millennials – not American – are the biggest emerging
consumer demographic on the planet. Number four: We’re big picture people. Do you know how big China is? It’s around the same size as the States. But we all know that
there are four time zones across the contiguous United States. In China, we’ve got one. In China, everything is perceived as one. One time zone, one official language, one party, despite diverse ethnicities and cultures. Our thinking always starts
from the overview to the specific. The Chinese way of writing an address
is country, city, and street. And we write the date:
year, month, and day. And because we are
such big picture people, we focus much more
on growth and the future than Americans in the workplace. We tend to look at a company as a whole
and see how we fit into it. And number five: We’re still
Confucian individualists. Granted, we Chinese millennials are acting
more and more individual nowadays, but ten years of iPhone
and online dating apps cannot wipe out thousands of years
of Confucian cultures. A sense of hierarchy
is still deeply entrenched in our understanding
and construction of social relations. In my mind, a child is supposed
to show respect to his parents just like if I’m a subordinate. I’m expected to show respect
to a senior manager. I don’t think we should disagree
with our bosses or criticize them, at least not directly or publicly. (Laughter) (Laughter) My American friends are more likely
to challenge authority and power, and I think that’s a good thing. We might learn a little bit
from American millennials on that, but I do like our respect
for hierarchy and experience, and I don’t want to see that go away. In 20 years, we’ll all
still be millennials, but we’ll be 40, we’ll be in bigger positions of power, and we’ll have much more opportunity
to change the world like we insist we know
how to do right now. And I really hope we do. Everybody knows the Great Wall of China. Even those ancient walls were crossed
by Admiral Zheng He 600 years ago, and our new border, if we even had one,
is far beyond the old one. Whether you’re trying
to build your own walls, keep out what you don’t want,
keep in what you do, hold in your pride, keep out competition, all those things
are going to happen anyway. The world is flat. It’s flat! But it’s tilted toward China now. (Laughter) And I can assure you, we Chinese millennials are ready to be
the explorers in this new adventure from the Far East. Thank you. (Applause) (Cheers)

My Salary in China Teaching English in 2019


what’s up everybody BenTeachesEnglishOverseas.com man why you got so many jackets on because well there are really
two reasons number one is apparently 78% of my DNA emigrated from the UK to
california because all my ancestors are scared of the cold or something i number
two is the heats out of my house and i can’t stop doing what I’m doing I got to
make the video right it’s time to make this video so let’s do it
if you come to China a lot of people will ask you a question or they’ll say
something they say something like neither go absolutely not GABA you must
make a lot of money okay the Chinese will be quick to ask you this and is not
an offensive question at all they want to know what you’re making okay I’ve
gotten a few questions from people since I released my other video talking about
being back in China okay now in the spirit of full and 100% transparency I
will definitely tell you some facts and figures and shed light on what I’m
personally doing okay that’s it sometimes you do want to cover your hand
at the card game okay there are certain things that I don’t just you know put
out okay and that’s not to say that I’m being you know hiding something but
they’re just sort of things that are better left now okay so with that said
let’s go ahead and get into it way back in the day people that have
been following me for a long time you know how this is balls to the walls 24/7
and I worked if you’ve read my menu you’ve seen the
contracts that I put in there those are all of course real and I did definitely
cut out some certain information I don’t want people have an access to my social
security number or whatever basically the question right now is okay they saw
everything before are you you know have you been able to jump right back in the
game after you know a hiatus going from Africa in 2015 to now back to China 2018
are you making the same kind of money the answer is yes and no okay but how do
you look at things okay now I’m not a bullshit artist on
this but I’m gonna tell you specifically in Africa when I left I was making six
hundred and five dollars a day hey now I was only working 30 days and
then I would have full 28 days off where I was not paid okay
I’d have to travel days to which they would pay me for and I was literally
fine from where I was in eg to Nigeria from Nigeria all the way up to Frankfurt
Germany then I would change planes wait go all the way to Houston Texas and then
go all the way back to Florida I did this every month it became like grueling
but I would just remind myself like suck it up you’re getting paid and you have
access to the Lufthansa lounge you know with that say was I making more than
that in Afghanistan absolutely was that making more than that in Iraq absolutely
okay a lot more when you think about it but here’s the thing how do you count
the time I was just talking to one of my buddies he’s in Afghanistan and he said
man this job is sweet I haven’t worked in four weeks I disagree with that
completely I said man I don’t know that’s not the truth you are working
every single hour that you spend in a you are on the clock I don’t care you’re
not teaching English being there is a full-time job when that serum goes off
and you hear an incoming mortar are you here you know rocket attack or whatever
and your hearts racing you’re on the clock okay I don’t care what what you
say it doesn’t matter that you don’t have a class you’re hitting the deck
you’re out of bed you’re losing sleep you’re away from your family you’re away
from your loved ones whatever okay that’s the way that it is so for me
personally now at this point in my life I can’t take on those kind of contracts
anymore it’s not in not in the cards for me um at this point in time I had a
certain amount of time that I was willing to part with okay right now I’m
doing 20 classes a week my classes are between 35 and 40 minutes a it depends
in the in the afternoon the 35 minutes in the morning they’re 40 minutes I have
20 of those a week so I do 10 lessons two times each I got two sections okay
so when I add all that up what am i doing I’m doing approximately twelve
O’Clock hours I think I’d have to do it don’t quote me on that because I’d have
to have to apply my calculator but 20 contact hours 12 approximately
clock hours okay now I got the paper case you know I got the housing I got
this debt the other my cost of living here is super cheap I use tab all for
ordering like every I have you know food delivered my
apartment is dirt cheap and it’s nice for Chinese standards 3-bedroom 1-bath
pay 2500 RMB a month for that which is what seven will cost seven to $1 so
something like three hundred and fifty dollars my expenses are really low I
told you before there’s multitude of reasons that I came out here
but the question is are you making six figures in China okay with my single
full-time visa job I am NOT making six figures right now but keep in mind that
that’s 12 o’clock hours a week okay it’s not intense on the prep it’s not intense
on the workload and I love the teaching and I have fun with it okay so when you
really dissect it and you really break it down okay you’ll find that the
crappiest contracts some some people that I talk to you know we work on their
contract or whatever and they’re like I’m making like $8 an hour that’s not
right is it that’s right okay and a lot of people
they you know these companies they prey on people with that kind of you know
they don’t actually break it down they don’t look at it okay and again as I
said in other videos it’s only one metric there’s only one way to look at
it but um you know when when I broke this contract down it was over a hundred
dollars a clock hour okay and that’s when I was when I saw that and I said
okay you know I’m in a position where I’m willing to take that on I’m willing
to go out there but that was that’s it okay and I keep getting emails from
people that are like you know be careful in China and
this that and the other I’m part of the reason that I’m here is to make these
kind of videos okay and that’s that’s part of the value in my being here it’s
a whole bunch of things that went into this am i working 40 hours a week yes
but not for this school when all things are considered I when I analyze the
contract I have a lot of you depending on me and a lot of people you know not
just to make videos and stuff because you know whatever but you know people
that I’m coaching people that I’m working with I don’t wanna I’m really
really enjoy that work and that’s not something that I want to lose I still do
have to deal with compliance a lot with real estate and running companies and
definitely you know renewals for for companies stuff and making sure that the
insurance payments get paid on time and working with my property managers and
scheduling repairs and regular maintenance and you know this is stuff
that I’ve got going on so in terms of my full-time visa job in China am i making
six figures no okay but that’s because I’m at a different stage right now if I
were younger I didn’t have the real estate I didn’t have this channel I
didn’t have other things then it would be a totally different scenario would I
be at this same job I don’t know would I be approaching it differently who knows
okay different era different time different
credentials different experience they all call for different things that’s why
I don’t give a blanket answers to a lot of questions that I’m hit with in
comments that people want to know about so I hope that this answers your
question you know as I as I said before a lot of the videos that I’ve done that
you know piss people off or whatever like
nine nine reasons ninety percent of teachers make no money you know it
generated some good discussion it generated some good thought and help the
channel grow into what it is so you know if anybody says whatever I’m happy to
field those questions as always it’s important to me to be completely
transparent and honest thank you for tuning in thank you for being a part of
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will see you

What If Hitler Had Been Removed From Office?


We all know how the second world war ended
in Europe, with allied forces surrounding Berlin and Hitler killing himself in his bunker
before the entirety of the German army surrendered, stopping the spread of fascism throughout
Europe and the rest of the world. But throughout much of the war, this end was
anything but certain and there was a real fear that Germany and the axis powers couldn’t
be stopped. Luckily, Hitler was an ineffectual military
leader and much of Germany’s failures on the battlefield can be traced to his poor
decisions. But what would have happened if the Germans
had removed him early in World War II? The Date is May 15th, 1940, and World War
II has erupted with unprecedented violence across the heart of Europe. For eight months British and French troops
had largely held their defensive positions across France and Belgium during a period
known as the “Phoney War”. Despite the declaration of war by France and
Britain on Germany, neither side had yet launched any major offensives, and only minor skirmishes
had taken place between the two sides. Then suddenly, with shocking ferocity the
German army ambushed the Allied forces by cutting through the thick Ardennes forest. Considered far too difficult terrain for large
columns of tanks and vehicles, the move is a logistical miracle and a strategic coup
for the Wehrmacht, which quickly flanks and splits the British and French forces in two. Hooking to the north, the Germans have caught
the majority of Britain’s expeditionary forces- over 300,000 men- between themselves and the
north sea. Disaster looms for Britain, a defeat of their
BEF will cripple Britain’s military and see the single greatest loss of personnel by any
power in centuries. Across the channel an armada of boats assembles,
the British desperate to save their stranded forces along with eighty thousand French forces. Naval vessels along with fishing vessels and
even pleasure craft are recruited into the effort, creating an armada of over eight hundred
ships to rescue the doomed soldiers. On the German side, German general Gerd Von
Rundstedt orders a halt to the offensive against the retreating British and French forces. His subcommanders are in complete shock, they
are days away from crushing the bulk of Britain’s army and inflicting a mortal blow on the French
forces. A halt here, just miles from Dunkirk, will
allow the British and their allies to retreat to the safety of Britain. But Rundstedt is concerned that the marshy
ground around Dunkirk will prove too difficult for his Panzers, and despite objections from
nearly all his subcommanders, the order is given for the Panzer assault to halt. The order is relayed to German high command,
and directly to the desk of the Fuhrer himself. Hitler agrees with Rundstedt’s assessment
and approves a halt to the offensive operation, against the protest of nearly all of his generals. An official approval of Rundstedt’s halt
order is dispatched via secretary to a wire operator, who prepares to transmit the order
to the units out in the field. Suddenly though, the operator, a young German
officer, is escorted away from his work station by German military police and in three days
time he will find himself amongst the troops preparing for the assault into France’s south,
confused by his swift and sudden change of posting. In his place is another young German officer,
this one fiercely loyal to Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel, Chief of the Armed Forces
High Command. The officer dispatches a modified version
of Hitler’s orders to Rundstedt, ordering him to continue with the assault. A day later Hitler is furious to discover
that his order has been botched, and the blame is laid on the new young wire officer. He is punished for his mistake by being stripped
of rank and sent to the front, though secretly Field Marshall Keitel has already prepared
to restore the officer’s rank once he arrives at his new unit and is clear of Hitler’s wrath. Hitler’s increasing micromanaging of the war
is grating on Keitel and the other senior officer’s nerves, and with alarm they are
beginning to realize that the Fuhrer considers himself a strategic genius who insists on
running the war his own way- yet Hitler’s own battlefield experience never went past
trench warfare in World War I. He never even held his own command. In Dunkirk the Luftwaffe savages the British,
and despite the brief lull in the fighting, they are not able to construct key defensive
positions that will buy time for the retreat. The Panzers savage the British forces long
before the rescue armada is able to sail away more than a few thousand to safety. The British Expeditionary Force and their
French allies are crushed, with tens of thousands of casualties and over two hundred thousand
taken prisoner. Historians consider the Dunkirk defeat the
greatest military catastrophe in history. Back at the German High Command, Field Marshall
Keitel holds a secret meeting with the other senior military commanders- they have successfully
defeated the British forces at Dunkirk, but Hitler’s order to halt the Panzer divisions
would have seen this major victory turned into a disastrously missed opportunity. The generals grow increasingly worried about
the Fuhrer’s capacity to lead Germany’s armed forces. Weeks later France falls, with German troops
triumphantly marching through the streets of Paris. The French government in exile in Britain
joins its ally in calling for US help. In America, congress agrees to accelerate
the production of war material to be shipped to Britain, and President Roosevelt dispatches
William J. Donovan, a trusted confidant and World War I veteran to Britain in order to
assess Britain’s ability to resist the Nazis. President Roosevelt and the American people
on a whole are wary of joining another World War, and despite their close ties to Britain
there is little appetite for joining a war on the losing side and sacrificing hundreds
of thousands of American lives. Donovan arrives in Britain and despite the
British foreign ministry’s best efforts to paint the situation in a positive light, it’s
clear to the experienced soldier that the loss of the entire British Expeditionary Force
has crippled Britain’s military. Within two days of arrival he sends a secret
telegram to President Roosevelt, informing him that it is his personal assessment that
the best Britain can do in its war against Germany is defend its home isles, and use
its mighty fleet to keep Germany landlocked on the mainland. Roosevelt agrees with the assessment and in
a private session with congress, informs US lawmakers that he has no interest in declaring
war against Germany. Material support to Britain will continue,
but America is not willing to sacrifice its soldiers in a European war. German intelligence learns that America is
not considering joining the war on the Allies side, and sends its own delegations to Washington. They implore America to cease its shipments
of materials to Britain, which the US refuses but in a bid to maintain relations, they do
agree to limit the total tonnage of goods shipped to their former ally. In exchange Germany promises to not harass
American shipping vessels. The joint American-German accord frees up
naval vessels from the Atlantic, which quickly transition to the Pacific through the Panama
Canal. While war has been raging in Europe, Japan
has continued its aggressive campaign in China and the United States is wary of Japan’s ambitions
in the Pacific. Japan knows that if it is to successfully
grow its empire, it must quickly neutralize China and the Americans both, it is too small
a nation to wage a long-term war of attrition against the superior manufacturing might of
the United States. Plans for a surprise attack on the American
fleet at Pearl Harbor are considered, and then quickly scrapped when the fleet is reinforced
by major elements from the Atlantic. America pushes Japan to cease its hostilities
against the Chinese, but stops just short of declaring war. For their part, the Japanese largely ignore
America’s demands and continue to push Chinese forces south and west out of Manchuria. Having placed America on a war footing, President
Roosevelt dispatches large amounts of troops, planes, and ships to the Philippines in order
to secure American interests. On a diplomatic visit, the Japanese ambassador
assures President Roosevelt that Japan’s ambitions are limited to China, yet Roosevelt demands
that Japan pull its forces out of China and cease its hostilities. In Europe, Germany has consolidated its hold
on France and Belgium, and launches an assault into Belgium in order to seize vital iron
mines and other vital wartime industries in the country. Sweden remains neutral and in secret negotiations,
Finland agrees to support German offensives against the Soviet Union. With Britain’s military crippled by the defeat
at Dunkirk and America refusing to join the European war, Germany knows its position in
France is secure. This frees up many divisions of infantry and
panzers who all prepare to join Germany’s eastern command for a massive assault against
the Soviet Union. Prior to the start of the invasion, code named
Operation Barbarossa, German ambassadors meet with President Roosevelt and present an offer
by Hitler himself: a non-aggression pact. The pact is mutually beneficial to both sides,
it will ensure that Germany need not fear a British/American invasion of France, and
it will allow the US to concentrate on a single-front war against Japan to remove them from China. The deal is signed and publicly declared three
days later, sinking British hopes that America will join the war on their side. With the declaration of the non-aggression
pact between the US and Germany, Japan immediately launches a surprise attack against American
forces in the Philippines, while a carrier strike group launches a massive air raid against
Pearl Harbor. With the buildup of American forces in the
Pacific though, the assault against the Philippines is easily repelled, and the surprise attack
against Pearl Harbor is a disaster. Japanese aircraft manage to cripple and destroy
several American battleships and destroyers, but the bulk of the fleet is already out on
maneuvers and not in harbor when the attack arrives. American submarines locate the Japanese carriers
waiting for their air crews to return and savage the carrier strike force, sinking three
of the six carriers. Dozens of returning Japanese aircraft can’t
find room to land on the surviving carriers and crash land into the sea. The US officially declares war on Japan and
immediately launches offensives against is Pacific holdings, while transferring hundreds
of thousands of troops to mainland China. At the same time, Germany declares war on
the Soviet Union, and the blistering German assault catches the Red Army completely by
surprise. Finnish forces, eager to retake territory
lost in the Winter War of 1939, join in the assault and quickly reclaim all territory
they were forced to cede to the Soviets. With France secured against invasion via the
joint German-US non-aggression pact, the bulk of Germany’s forces are free to join in the
assault against the Soviet Union. In the initial stages of the offensive, Hitler
once more meddles with the strategies and plans of the German military high command. His command to begin the mass extermination
of Europe’s jews has driven a deep rift between himself and Field Marshal Keitel, who has
rallied most of the High Command to his side. In a stunning move, the High Command launches
a coup and removes Hitler from power. The SS, under the command of Heinrich Himmler,
launches an assault on army headquarters in Berlin, but Wehrmacht units, long wary of
the SS, rush to the defense of the High Command. In a brief battle lasting just a few hours,
the SS contingent is defeated, and military police arrest Heimlich Himmler. Martial law is declared across Germany and
the Wehrmacht begins a campaign of police action against the fanatical SS loyalists
remaining, leading to many firefights between the Germany army and the surviving SS units. The state sanctioned genocide of the Jewish
and other marginalized people are stopped and Hitler and Himmler are both placed on
trial for incompetence and crimes against humanity, with the extermination camps built
by the SS serving as key evidence against them both. In days they are executed, and Germany begins
to reform itself as a republic. By 1945 the German army has successfully conquered
the eastern territories of Russia, and content to hold the richer areas of the Soviet Union
have forced a cease fire on the crumbling Soviet Union. Germany now controls Europe from as far west
as France to as far east as Kazakhstan. In the Pacific, the United States at last
pushes Japan out of China, and with the dropping of two atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima,
the war in the Pacific comes to an end. The year is now 2019, and the world is very
different from the one we know today. The German Republic continues to control the
majority of mainland Europe. An alliance of vassal states that includes
Britain and Spain forms the bulk of a German-led alliance known as the European Union. In the Pacific, the Philippines, Australia,
Japan and China form the backbone of the Pacific Treaty Organization, led by the United States
of America. The removal of Hitler in the early stages
of World War II has allowed a German Republic to flourish following their conquest of Europe,
and with the collapse of Communism in the remnants of the Soviet Union, the world never
experienced a cold war. International treaties limit the number of
nuclear weapons amongst the two global superpowers, Germany and the United States, to only seven
hundred active warheads. Of course it’s impossible to know how World
War II would have played out had Hitler been removed, but there’s a good chance that
many of the worst atrocities of the war would not have been allowed to continue had he and
his Nazi cronies not been in power. But how do you think World War II would have
gone if Hitler had not controlled Germany for so long? Let us know in the comments! And as always if you enjoyed this video don’t
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