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).

Wednesday August 31, 2016
News Articles

Obama Administration Meets Goal Of 10,000 Syrian Refugees
thinkprogress.org | Justin Salhani | current

Last September, the President Obama promised that the United States would resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the 2016 financial year, and 85,000 refugees in total from around the globe. But the plan to resettle Syrians in particular hit a hiccup after right wing politicians used the ISIS attacks in Paris and Brussels to ramp up anti-Muslim sentiment.

One of the main criticisms of refugee resettlement from the right concerned the screening process. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump played on the nation's anxieties by saying there is "no system to vet" Syrian refugees and a "better, bigger, more horrible version of the legendary Trojan horse." Politifact checked Trump's statement and labelled it 'false'. ... Read more
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TYT | Obama Welcomes 10,000th Syrian Refugee To America (08/30/16) [6:23]

Nasa: Earth is warming at a pace 'unprecedented in 1,000 years'
theguardian.com | Oliver Milman | 08/30/16

This year has already seen scorching heat around the world, with the average global temperature peaking at 1.38C above levels experienced in the 19th century, perilously close to the 1.5C limit agreed in the landmark Paris climate accord. July was the warmest month since modern record keeping began in 1880, with each month since October 2015 setting a new high mark for heat.

But Nasa said that records of temperature that go back far further, taken via analysis of ice cores and sediments, suggest that the warming of recent decades is out of step with any period over the past millennium. ... Read more
TYT | NASA Warns Climate Change Could Cause Mass Extinction Event (08/30/16) [8:18]

Michele Bachmann: God 'Raised Up' Donald Trump
HP | Ed Mazza | 08/31/16

It's a question political pundits will be attempting to answer for generations: How did real estate magnate and reality TV star Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination?

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a Trump advisor, claims to know the answer: God did it. Bachmann told "The Brody File" of CBN News that "the most high God lifts up who He will and takes down who He will." ... Read more

An Establishment Conservative's Guide To The Alt-Right
breitbart.com | Allum Bokhari | older 03/29/16

A specter is haunting the dinner parties, fundraisers and think-tanks of the Establishment: the specter of the "alternative right." Young, creative and eager to commit secular heresies, they have become public enemy number one to beltway conservatives -- more hated, even, than Democrats or loopy progressives.

The alternative right, more commonly known as the alt-right, is an amorphous movement. Some -- mostly Establishment types -- insist it's little more than a vehicle for the worst dregs of human society: anti-Semites, white supremacists, and other members of the Stormfront set. They're wrong. ... Read more

Diane Rehm Show
*DR | The Rise Of The "Alt-Right" Movement In The 2016 Campaign (erlier this week) [1hr]
Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Reno, Nevada in which she sought to tie Donald Trump to a movement many Americans probably had never heard of -- the "alt-right", a group that holds white supremacist views. It was part of a larger speech accusing her Republican opponent of racism, a barb that was traded back and forth between the two candidates last week. When Clinton mentioned the alt-right, it gave the movement a spotlight it has never had, leading to many questions about who they are, and what kind of association they have with the trump campaign. Diane and her guests discuss the rise of the "alt-right" and its place in this year's presidential campaign.
TYT | PRISON: Norway vs. United States (08/30/16) [5:31]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, August 31 [10:58]
DN | Glenn Greenwald: Clinton Believes Obama Has Not Been Militaristic Enough, Part 1 (08/31/16) [4:36], Part 2 [12:12]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
ColbertReport | Donald Trump's Extraordinary Health Report (08/30/16) [4:36]
ColbertReport | Sarah Palin Crashes & Burns (08/31/16) [4:56]
TYT | Rush Limbaugh Admits Something Shocking About Donald Trump (08/30/16) [3:30]
RT | Keiser Report: Coddled Banking Class (E960) (08/30/16) [25:37]
RT | Lionrock typhoon slams into Japanese areas still recovering from 2011 tsunami (08/31/16) [1:26]
Typhoon Lionrock reached northern Japan slamming into the areas still recovering from destructive tsunami of 2011. It's the first time a typhoon has made landfall in the northern region since 1951.
Max and Stacy discuss complacency and the "mother of all shorts," as those who sicken of the calm, know the storm. In the second half, Max interviews Mark O'Byrne of GoldCore.com about the arrival of Nirp in Ireland and the return of high rental costs.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Exposing the Koch's Environment Corruption (08/30/16) [10:55]
ThomHartmann | Fracking Could Destroy Your Health (08/30/16) [6:49]
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 | Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems (08/31/16) [1hr]
We have results from one of the last big primary nights of the year Florida and Arizona voted -- and projections show that big-name incumbents held their ground. Republican senators John McCain of Arizona, Marco Rubio of Florida and Democratic representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, also of Florida, have been declared winners. Incumbent wins normally would not be news... but this election season, all bets seem to be off. We'll talk about what the primary votes in states around the country may signal about results in November, plus take a look at a big general election story -- security concerns in state election systems.
Aljazeera | Al Jazeera World: Gaza's Shifah Hospital (08/30/16) [47:20]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Tuesday August 30, 2016
News Articles

Republican Voters Wish They'd Picked A Different Nominee
HP | Ariel Edwards-Levy | 08/29/16

Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination this year. A majority of GOP voters now say that they wish they'd picked one of the 16 who weren't Donald Trump, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. The public as a whole is less than impressed with either party's nominee. Just 20 percent of all voters say that Trump was Republicans' best choice, while 30 percent think Hillary Clinton was Democrats' best option. Read more

FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems
Yahoo News | Michael Isikoff | 08/29/16

The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems, according to federal and state law enforcement officials.

The FBI warning, contained in a "flash" alert from the FBI's Cyber Division, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News, comes amid heightened concerns among U.S. intelligence officials about the possibility of cyberintrusions, potentially by Russian state-sponsored hackers, aimed at disrupting the November elections. ... Read more
TYT | FBI Confirms Scary Election Hacking Concerns (08/29/16) [11:08]

The Evidence Of Fracking's Health Effects Keeps Mounting
thinkprogress.org | Alejandro Dávila Fragoso | current

Hydraulic fracturing has over the past few years been associated with ground water pollution, spills, and earthquakes in various states. Now, a study led by John Hopkins University researchers found that fracking in Pennsylvania may be associated with migraines, fatigue, and sinusitis.

The study, published Thursday, adds to a growing body of scientific work that on regular basis links the controversial extraction process with adverse effects on the environment and people. ... Read more
TYT | Evidence Of The Fracking Dangers Are Mounting (08/29/16) [6:20]

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt by Sarah Jaffe (2016)

We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans' apathy, but in the last few years we've seen uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party, the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders.

In Necessary Trouble, journalist Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists. As Jaffe shows, Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country. They are poised to permanently remake politics as we know it--and in many cases, they already have.
Every bearded man is not a terrorist

Wake Up America - It's Time To Eliminate The 'Pusher'
ZeroHedge | author | 08/30/16

Central banks can only do one thing, and that's provide monetary welfare for the wealthy. Wake up, America. The only way to stop widening wealth and income inequality and kick your smack addiction is to eliminate the pusher. ... Read more
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EU hits Apple with 13 billion euro Irish tax demand
Reuters | Foo Yun Chee | 08/30/16

The European Commission ordered Apple Inc. to pay Ireland unpaid taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) on Tuesday as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid.

Apple and Dublin said the U.S. company's tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law and they would appeal the ruling, which is part of a drive against what the EU says are sweetheart tax deals that usually smaller states in the bloc offer multinational companies to lure jobs and investment.

The U.S. feels its firms are being targeted by the EU and a U.S. Treasury spokesperson warned the move threatens to undermine U.S. investment in Europe and "the important spirit of economic partnership between the U.S. and the EU". ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, August 30 [12:39]
DN | A Mother's Plea to CEO After EpiPen Price Jumped 400% (08/30/16) [9:30]
DN | Why Are We Paying $300 for an EpiPen That Holds Only $1 Worth of Medicine? (08/30/16) [6:58]
DN | Could the Presidential Election Be Hacked? FBI "Flash" Alert Urges States to Bolster Security (08/30/16) [6:30]
TYT | Photo Of Crying Old Couple Being Separated Goes Viral (08/29/16) [6:09]
TYT | Obama's Lesbian Farmer Invasion Thwarted By Rush Limbaugh (08/29/16) [6:49]
TYT | Hundreds Of Reindeer Killed By Lightning Strike (08/29/16) [3:21]
RT | Keiser Report: Lesser Evil Voting (E959) (08/27/16) [25:44]
Max and Stacy discuss the door opened to lesser evil as journalism collapses and neoliberalism dies. In the second half, Max interviews economist, Sandeep Jaitly, about negative rates, private placements and Trump's gold standard plans.
German economy minister: TTIP talks between EU & US have de facto failed (08/29/16) [6:14]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Big Pharma Bro Has Put America In Crisis (08/29/16) [12:28]
ThomHartmann | Sarah Jaffe Interview: What Makes Today's Protests Different?, Part 1 (08/29/16) [12:52], Part 2 [12:27]
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 | xxxxxxxx (08/02/16) [1hr]
Aljazeera | 101 East: Inside Fukushima's Time Bomb (08/25/16) [25:10]
Five years after the twin catastrophes of the Japan tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown, villages sit silent and empty. Thousands of workers still toil to clean up the radioactive material but it could be decades before their work is finished. As Japan continues to suffer the toxic aftermath of one of its worst ever disasters, 101 East reveals that the countryside may never again be safe.
Aljazeera | Counting the Cost: Inside the murky world of negative interest rates (08/27/16) [26:00]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

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National Debt - TILLIONS
*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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