Over the past several years I have discovered a lot of great documentaries on the Internet. The frustrating part was trying to find them again for friends. Thus I started Video Journal(s) where I'm trying to weave the videos/documentaries into comprehensive stories. This Video Journal is about corruption, crony capitalism and corporate/Wall Street GREED.

I don't think people understand what Wall Street's GREED has gotten us into. Sure we all know about the 700 billion dollar TARP bail-out, and the 18 trillion dollars national debt.  But, I don't think people are aware of all the trillions of dollars the FED (Federal Reserve) has loaned to the Wall Street Banks, which doesn't trickle down to main street, or the 700 trillion-to-1.2 quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble that the World's banks are sitting on (see the Financial Crisis News Magazine).

Friday October 21, 2016
News Articles
Some of Today's Headlines
Trump Bombs At Charity Dinner!... WATCH: Crowd Boos Bizarre Performance... Key Aide 'Steps Back' From Campaign... GOP Braces For Loss, Roiled By Latest Intransigence... Hillary Victory Chances Near 96%... Senate GOP Unnerved By Trump Implosion...

Watch Donald Trump Make An Ass Of Himself At A Charity Dinner
HP | Christina Wilkie | 10/20/16

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attempted to give a funny speech on Thursday night, and it went about as well as you might have imagined. Dressed in white tie at the annual Al Smith benefit dinner in Manhattan, Trump read a series of jokes ? a few of them good. But by the end of his 15-minute speech, the high-society crowd was openly booing as Trump took a downward spiral of cheap shots at Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The annual dinner is a fundraiser for the powerful Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and during presidential election years, both nominees traditionally speak. As Trump made his remarks, Clinton sat a few feet away, laughing a little too hard. ... Read more

Climate Change
7 INSANE Effects of Climate Change in Your Lifetime (current) [11:27]

Russia Wants To Monitor "Rigged" US Presidential Elections
ZeroHedge | author | 10/21/16

In what can only be described as an epic attempt to troll both Obama and Hillary, and an apparent move to embarrass the United States over Trump's claims of that the upcoming presidential election will be "rigged", Russia has asked to send monitors to US polling stations for the Nov. 8 vote, according to reports by Russian media. ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Debate Fact-Checks: Donald Trump Lies. A Lot. Tremendously. Big League
See 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Hilarious Debate Parody 'Bad Hombres, Nasty Women' (current) [3:32]

The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump
RollingStone | Matt Taibbi | 10/14/16

Win, lose or drop out, the Republican nominee has laid waste to the American political system. On the trail for the last gasp of the ugliest campaign in our nation's history

... Keeping up with Trump revelations is exhausting. By late October, he'll be caught whacking it outside a nunnery. There are not many places left for this thing to go that don't involve kids or cannibalism. We wait, miserably, for the dong shot.

Ryan, recoiling from Trump's remarks, issued a denunciation ("Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified"), disinviting Trump from his Elkhorn celebration, which was to be the first joint campaign appearance by the country's two highest-ranking Republicans. ... Read more

Half of All American Adults Have Pictures in Police Facial Recognition Systems

The Top 20 CEOs With Even Bigger Golden Parachutes than Marissa Mayer's
Bloomberg | Laurie Meisler | 10/17/16

Yahoo! Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer will have a lot to gain if she leaves the company after its $4.8 billion acquisition by Verizon is complete: $54.89 million, as of the end of the last fiscal year. Not bad for a CEO who spent four years trying unsuccessfully to pull off a turnaround. Yet Mayer's golden parachute--a compensation package for top executives who are terminated after a merger or acquisition--ranks just 54th among potential payouts for the 468 S&P 500 CEOs who have detailed change-in-control agreements in their proxies. Here are the 20 biggest golden parachutes, plus details on how the payouts are structured. ... Read more

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah/Daily Show | Getting Out The Undecided Black Youth Vote (10/19/15) [7:45]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Donald Trump Admits He'll Probably Whine More If He Loses (10/21/16) [5:11]
Stephen Colbert | Jorge Ramos Wants You To Know What Makes Trump So Dangerous (10/21/16) [6:04]
TRNN | Mike Prysner says: Elites Outraged At Trump's Refusal to Accept Election Result (10/20/16) [12:06]
*TYT | Trump: 'I Will Totally Accept the Results...If I Win' (10/20/16) [4:47]
*TYT | Roger Ailes Bails Trump Campaign (10/20/16) [3:16]
*TYT | Trump: "What A Nasty Woman" (10/20/16) [5:45]
RT | CrossTalk: A bruising campaign and a bruising last debate. Now it is up to the electorate to decide. The liberal corporate media have their candidate. Does Donald Trump still have a chance? (10/21/16) [24:35]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The Nasty Woman & Bad Hombres Debate (full show) (10/20/16) [57:55]
Note: sometimes I have to post my News Page before all the links are available. This happens most noteably for the Diane Rehm Show. If the pop-up links don't work, just go to The Diane Show website and click the links there.
*DR | Friday News - Domestic (10/21/16) [1hr]
In the final debate, Donald Trump refuses to say whether he'll accept the election results. North Carolina officials investigate the firebombing of Republican Party headquarters. And a police chiefs' organization apologizes for 'historical mistreatment of minorities.' A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (10/21/16) [1hr]
Kurdish and Iraqi forces open a new front in the fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. ISIS militants launch a counterattack against the strategic oil city of Kirkuk. The U.N. says it is still unable to deliver humanitarian aid and conduct medical evacuations in the Syrian city of Aleppo despite the pause in hostilities. European countries and Russia hold new talks on the conflict in Ukraine. Ecuador cuts off internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. And in a visit to China, the president of the Philippines pivots away from the United States. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
*Aljazeera | Inside Story - What does the US presidential campaign reveal about American politics? (10/20/16) [25:15]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | 'Nobody has more respect for women than I do' (10/20/16) [7:13]
MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Perils of eroded civic knowledge forewarned by fmr Justice Souter (10/20/16) [9:49]

Thursday October 20, 2016
News Articles
TAMING OF THE COUP... Trump Team Struggles To Defend Election Threat... Absurd Talking Point: Al Gore Did The Same Thing!... No He Didn't... Trump Disqualified Himself From The Presidency Last Night... Conservatives Aghast: 'Disgraceful,' 'Beyond The Pale,' 'I Hope He Loses All 50 States'... 'A Statement Of Disloyalty Without Precedent' Since The Civil War... Andrew Sullivan: Unfit For 'Any Office In The United States'...

Trump Crosses a Red Line in 3rd Debate, Refusing to Say Whether He Would Accept Election Results
AlterNet | Steven Rosenfeld | 10/19/16

Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday night they would have to wait and see if he would recognize the results of the presidential election, suggesting in 2016's last debate there may not be a peaceful transition of power if Hillary Clinton were declared the winner on November 8.

"I will look at it at the time," Trump said, when pressed by the debate moderator, Chris Wallace of Fox News, before reciting one of the Republican Party's big and thoroughly debunked lies on voter fraud. "If you look at your voter rolls, you will find millions of people there that are registered that shouldn't be registered to vote." ... Read more

PBS | The final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (10/19/16) [1:59:46]
*TYT News
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | SUMMARY (10/19/16) [5:34]
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | The Biggest WINNER Was... (10/19/16) [2:50]
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | The Biggest Controversy Was... (10/19/16) [4:04]
TYT | The Third Presidential Debate | Media Reaction (10/19/16) [4:03]
*The Daily Show
Trevor Noah | Melania Trump Addresses Pussygate (10/18/16) [6:20]
Trevor Noah | The Final Clinton vs. Trump Debate (10/19/16) [11:39]
*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Stephen Reacts LIVE To The Third Presidential Debate (10/19/16) [11:28]
Stephen Colbert | Nate Silver Explains Just How Bad Donald Trump's Night Actually Was (10/20/16) [4:37]
Stephen Colbert | Melania Trump Blames Everyone But Donald For His Locker Room Talk (10/19/16) [7:10]
The Executive Producer Of 'Veep' Says Trump Is Ruining Comedy, Too

Hedge Fund Managers Expect "Massive" Pay Cut In 2016 (GOOD!!!)
ZeroHedge | author | 10/20/16

Portfolio managers at hedge funds, facing an exodus of investors frustrated with high fees, are about to feel the pain from an estimated 34 percent reduction in their compensation. "2016 should prove to be a belt-tightening year. This pessimistic viewpoint is justified, given the poor industry performance." ... Read more

The Fed Has Made Another Massive Policy Error
ZeroHedge | author | 10/20/16

The Great Recession was a result of a massive monetary policy error. The Fed kept rates too low for too long, which - when coupled with lax or no regulation in the mortgage markets - resulted in a housing bubble and a crash. This then bled over to global markets. We are again suffering the effects of a massive monetary policy error. The error has already been committed, but we have just begun to endure the consequences. ... Read more

TRNN | In final presidential debate, host Chris Wallace challenged Clinton by saying a no-fly zone would lead to confrontation with Russia in Syria. Not a single word was said about climate change. (10/20/16) [18:14]
TRNN | A Bloodier Battle for Mosul Might Begin After the Ouster of ISIS (10/20/16) [14:41]
The competing territorial claims of the Turks, Kurds, and Iraqi central government could result in an ethno-sectarian conflict after the military offense, warns York University professor Sabah Alnasseri.
*TYT | Yemen's Civil War EXPLAINED (10/19/16) [5:28]
RT | Keiser Report: Max and Stacy discuss friends of Bill (Clinton) and the remarkable fortunes they've made landing lucrative aid contracts. (E982) (10/20/16) [25:44]
In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Michael Hudson about his new book, J is for Junk Economics and about the US presidential candidates' economic plans.
RT | Homs in Ruins: 360 video of 'lifeless' Syrian city (10/19/16) [6:23]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Schilling Shilling for Trump (full show) (10/19/16) [57:23]
Note: sometimes I have to post my News Page before all the links are available. This happens most noteably for the Diane Rehm Show. If the pop-up links don't work, just go to The Diane Show website and click the links there.
*DR | Analysis Of The Third Clinton-Trump Debate (10/20/16) [1hr]
In the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump made the stunning statement that he would not necessarily accept the results of the election. His words instantly became the headline across the country, drowning out praise for what otherwise might have been the candidate's best debate performance to date. Throughout last night's caustic event, Hillary Clinton and Trump staked out disparate positions on issues like abortion and the makeup of the Supreme Court. And they jabbed at each other's vulnerable spots. Join guest host Derek McGinty and his panel of experts for analysis of the final debate between Trump and Clinton, and how it could affect the election just weeks away.
*DR | The Daily Toll Gun Violence Takes On America's Youth (10/20/16) [1hr]
On November 23, 2013, nearly a dozen children and teens were shot and killed in the United States. This did not happen in a mass shooting, but in cities, suburbs and towns across the country -- like San Jose, California, where best friends played with a gun they thought was unloaded; Charlotte, North Carolina, where a disagreement escalated to gunfire; Dallas, Texas, where a case of mistaken identity left a 16-year-old dead on the street. These stories do not make this day remarkable. In fact, they make it a pretty average day in America. A new book tells the stories of these young people, and explores what their lives -- and deaths -- reveal about our country's relationship with guns.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
All In with Chris Hayes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Trump & Muslim-Americans (10/19/16) [4:59]
Rachel Maddow | Trump launches own pre-debate broadcast (10/19/16) [1:39]
As the Nation Watches the Presidential Debates, Nothing Really Changes
**Daily Ticker | Find the $8.5 Trillion the Pentagon Can't Account For (2014 (problem is even worst now!)) [5:32]
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National Debt
Trump vs Hillary Presidential Debate 09/26/16
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  2. NBC News Live Streaming
  3. Washington Post Live Streaming
  4. Live Presidential Debate 2016
  5. DemocracyNow Live Streaming

Trump vs Hillary vs Bernie Sanders vs Jill Stein
Note: I don't control a lot of the YouTube videos so I have to take them as the original owner provides them. Thus some videos have a lot of interruptions... please click the Skip button when you see it. If there are some inappropriate ads please accept my apologies. I have tried to scan most of the videos I post.

Speeches | Platform
  1. Keith Olbermann | 176 Shocking Things Donald Trump Has Done This Election (#01) (09/13/16) [17:25]
  2. Keith Olbermann | Lists '74 Terrible Things' Donald Trump Did This Month (#09) (09/26/16) [10:33]
Full Speeches to compare candidates
  1. Donald Trump Rally in Wilmington, Ohio at Roberts Centre (full) (09/01/16) [31:02]
  2. Donald Trump Speech at The American Legion convention in Cincinnati, Ohio (full) (09/01/16) [19:41]
  3. Donald Trump Immigration Speech in Phoenix, AZ (full) (08/31/16) [1:15:53]
  4. Donald Trump Rally in Everett, Washington (full) (08/30/16) [1:21:57]
  5. Donald Trump Speech at 'Roast and Ride' Event in Des Moines, Iowa (full) (08/27/16) [55:27]
  6. Donald Trump Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire (full) (08/25/16) [58:56]
  7. Donald Trump Rally in Jackson, Mississippi (full) (08/24/16) [48:53]
  8. Donald Trump Rally in Tampa, Florida (full) (08/24/16) [1:00:40]
  9. Donald Trump Rally in Austin, Texas (full) (08/23/16) [2:05:35]
  10. Donald Trump Rally in Akron, Ohio (full) (08/22/16) [48:58]
Full Speeches to compare candidates
  1. Hillary Clinton Speech at The American Legion convention in Cincinnati, OH (full) (08/31/16) [41:22]
  2. Hillary Clinton Rally in Reno, Nevada (08/25/16) [45:09]
  3. Hillary Clinton Rally in Cleveland, Ohio (08/17/16) [32:00]
  4. Hillary Clinton Rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (08/16/16) [1:06:53]
  5. Hillary Clinton Rally With Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton, Pennsylvania (08/15/16) [1:02:34]
  6. Hillary Clinton Full Economic Plan Speech in Warren, Michigan Rally (08/11/16) [48:54]
  7. Hillary Clinton Speech On Economy in Des Moines, Iowa (08/10/16) [18:43]
  8. Hillary Clinton Speech in Rally in Kissimmee, Florida (08/08/16) [28:39]
  9. Hillary Clinton Rally in St. Petersburg, Florida (08/08/16) [28:01]
  10. Hillary Clinton Rally in Las Vegas, Nevada (08/04/16) [36:18]
  11. Hillary Clinton Rally in Commerce City, Colorado (08/03/16) [26:03]
Full Speeches to compare candidates
  1. Bernie Sanders 'Our Revolution' Speech (full) (08/24/16) [1:05:35]
  2. Bernie Sanders Addresses Delegates at Democratic National Convention (full) (07/25/16) [23:56]
  3. Bernie Sanders Speech At LULAC National Convention in Washington, DC (full) (07/13/16) [26:12]
  4. Bernie Sanders Responds To Supporters Who Feel Betrayed By Hillary Endorsement (full) (07/13/16) [12:15]
  5. Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton at New Hampshire Rally (full) (07/12/16) [1:01:56]
  6. Bernie Sanders Rally in New York City, "Where We Go From Here" Speech (full) (07/23/16) [14:59]
  7. Bernie Sanders Video Message To Supporters, The political revolution continues (full) (07/16/16) [14:50]
  8. Bernie Sanders Holds Press Conference in Washington D.C. on Gun Legislation (full) (06/14/16) [15:17]
  9. Bernie Sanders Full Interview With Meet the Press (full) (07/13/16) [13:50]
  10. Bernie Sanders FANTASTIC Rally in Washington, DC. (full) (06/09/16) [1:25:53]
Full Speeches to compare candidates
  1. Jill Stein Full Interview With Greta Van Susteren On The Record (full) (08/23/16) [5:43]
  2. Jill Stein This Week ABC Interview (full) (08/21/16) [18:54]
  3. Jill Stein On-Point Radio Interview (NPR & Facebook) (full) (08/21/16) [49:12]
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More GQ | Keith Olbermann - The Closure
  1. Keith Olbermann | 176 Shocking Things Donald Trump Has Done This Election (#01) (09/13/16) [17:25]
  2. Keith Olbermann | Rudy Giuliani Attacking Hillary Clinton's Health is Sick (#02) (09/19/16) [5:37]
  3. Keith Olbermann | Hillary was Wrong. All of Trump's Supporters Are "Deplorable" (#03) (09/20/16) [5:22]
  4. Keith Olbermann | How the Donald Trump Horror Flick is Stranger than Fiction (#04) (09/21/16) [5:07]
  5. Keith Olbermann | The Real Secret Behind Trump's Terrorism Plan (#05) (09/22/16) [7:02]
  6. Keith Olbermann | The Most Deplorable Thing Trump Has Done Yet (#06) (09/23/16) [6:55]
  7. Keith Olbermann | Trump Supporters Are Now Blaming Their Racism on Obama (#08) (09/25/16) [2:58]
  8. Keith Olbermann | Lists '74 Terrible Things' Donald Trump Did This Month (#09) (09/26/16) [10:33]
  9. Keith Olbermann | Why Donald Trump's Russian Connection is a Huuuge Problem (#10) (09/28/16) [5:11]
  10. Keith Olbermann | About That Other Wall Donald Trump Might Build (#11) (09/29/16) [5:39]
  11. Keith Olbermann | How to Gauge Hillary's Lead on Trump (#12) (09/30/16) [5:57]
  12. Keith Olbermann | WTF! Why is Trump Such a Weirdo About Dogs? (#13) (10/03/16) [5:06]
  13. Keith Olbermann | The Most Un-American Thing a Candidate Has Ever Done (#14) (10/04/16) [9:06]
  14. Keith Olbermann | Donald Trump's 50 Most Ridiculous Excuses (#15) (10/05/16) [6:26]
  15. Keith Olbermann | Trump Voters Are Angry? Here's What's Worthy of Anger (#16) (10/06/16) [7:12]
  16. Keith Olbermann | How Donald Trump Figures He'll Win Sunday's Debate (#17) (10/07/16) [7:38]
  17. Keith Olbermann | Jailing Hillary!? Trump's Outrageous Case for Dictatorship (#18) (10/10/16) [5:18]
  18. Keith Olbermann | Donald Trump's 30 Most Mind-Boggling Debate Moments (So Far) (#19) (10/11/16) [7:53]
  19. Keith Olbermann | How Would Trump Deport 11 Million People? Think About It. (#20) (10/12/16) [6:12]
  20. Keith Olbermann | We're Witnessing Donald Trump's Meltdown Here, Folks (#21) (10/13/16) [5:38]
  21. Keith Olbermann | Looks Like Trump is Now Peddling Russian Propaganda (#22) (10/14/16) [6:49]
  22. Keith Olbermann | Maybe Donald Trump is Really a Victim in All This (#23) (10/17/16) [7:00]
  23. Keith Olbermann | You're Lying to Yourself if You Think Trump is the Answer (#24) (10/18/16) [11:56]
  24. Keith Olbermann | The Secret Trick to Decoding Everything Donald Trump Says (#25) (10/19/16) [6:41]
  25. Keith Olbermann | Donald Trump Must Withdraw. Here's Why. (#26) (10/20/16) [7:12]
  26. Keith Olbermann | These Insane Excuses From Trump's Surrogates Are Deplorable (#27) (10/21/16) [6:50]

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National Debt - TRILLIONS
*Demonocracyinfo | US Debt in Physical $100 bills [2:10]

National Debt
US Debt Stacked in $100 bills
United States owes a lot of money, with its debt equal to the size of the economy as of 2012. See the Statue of Liberty & WTC being dwarfed by the debt.


Now... Who Own the Derivative Time Bomb?

Five Banks Account For 96% Of The $250 Trillion In Outstanding US Derivative Exposure; Is Morgan Stanley Sitting On An FX Derivative Time Bomb?
Zero Hedge | Author | 09/24/11

The latest quarterly report from the Office Of the Currency Comptroller is out and as usual it presents in a crisp, clear and very much glaring format the fact that the top 4 banks in the US now account for a massively disproportionate amount of the derivative risk in the financial system. Specifically, of the $250 trillion in gross notional amount of derivative contracts outstanding (consisting of Interest Rate, FX, Equity Contracts, Commodity and CDS) among the Top 25 commercial banks (a number that swells to $333 trillion when looking at the Top 25 Bank Holding Companies), a mere 5 banks (and really 4) account for 95.9% of all derivative exposure (HSBC replaced Wells as the Top 5th bank, which at $3.9 trillion in derivative exposure is a distant place from #4 Goldman with $47.7 trillion). The top 4 banks: JPM with $78.1 trillion in exposure, Citi with $56 trillion, Bank of America with $53 trillion and Goldman with $48 trillion, account for 94.4% of total exposure. As historically has been the case, the bulk of consolidated exposure is in Interest Rate swaps ($204.6 trillion), followed by FX ($26.5TR), CDS ($15.2 trillion), and Equity and Commodity with $1.6 and $1.4 trillion, respectively. Read more


02.10.2011. 07:16

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