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 December 07, 2016
News Articles

Trump Fires Transition Team Member Who Spread Fake News About Pizzagate Conspiracy Theory
HP | Marina Fang | 12/06/16

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday fired Michael Flynn Jr., a member of his transition team who has peddled fake news stories spreading right-wing conspiracy theories, including one that led to a violent incident at a Washington, D.C., restaurant earlier this week.

Trump adviser Jason Miller told reporters on Tuesday morning that Flynn, the son of Trump's pick for national security adviser, "is no longer involved with transition efforts," after reports revealed he was assisting with the team and that it had even requested a security clearance for him. ... Read more

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
President-elect Trump speaks with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, possibly without acknowledging the country's complicated relationship with both China and the U.S. (12/06/16) [7:24]
President-elect Trump tweets his nomination for Ben Carson to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development, even though Carson claimed he wasn't qualified. (12/05/16) [2:40]

Donald Trump isn't serious about giving up his business, will hand it off to his kids
Salon | Matthew Rozsa | 12/08/16

If you thought the president-elect would do everything he could to avoid a conflict of interest, you were wrong

Although Trump's two eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, are going to take over operational responsibility for his real estate businesses, Trump himself plans on keeping a stake in them, according to a report on Wednesday by The New York Times.

Ivanka Trump, Trump's eldest daughter and one of his closest advisers, will reportedly take a leave of absence from the Trump Organization. She's reportedly been house shopping in Washington D.C., and could take an active but unofficial role in the administration. ... Read more

Tom Cotton and Trey Gowdy vow vigilance over Trump administration -- no, seriously, stop laughing
Salon | Gary Legum | 12/08/16

... Of course there are many, many reasons for strict oversight of the Trump administration. If anything has been made clear by the four weeks of the transition period, it is that this White House will be awash in so many conflicts of interest with Trump family businesses, so much corruption and grift and influence-peddling, it will make Warren G. Harding's presidency look like a model of moral rectitude.

But Trump has already made it clear that either he does not see why his burgeoning kleptocracy is a problem, or he does not care. Moreover, the rest of the Republican Party has all but said outright that it is completely fine with the Trump White House being awash in filth so long as he signs whatever bills they slap in front of him. ... Read more

Remember - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

DN | Noam Chomsky: Trump's Victory Recalls Memories of Hitler & Fascism's Spread Across Europe, Part 1 (12/06/16) [5:57], Part 2 [8:10], Part 3 [11:44]
TRNN | Peter Kuznick discusses: U.S. Planned to Go to War with Japan and Germany Before Pearl Harbor Attack (12/07/16) [18:41]
TRNN | Professor Ho-Fung Hung tells Paul: Trump Taiwan Phone Call Not an Impulsive Act (12/07/16) [15:01]
TYT | How Many Taxpayer Dollars Can The Pentagon Waste In A Year? (12/06/16) [5:52]
TYT | Trump Attacks Boeing On Twitter (12/06/16) [9:43]
RT | Oliver Stone: Snowden exposed mass surveillance to show it's for control, not counterterrorism (12/07/16) [13:23]
RT | Keiser Report: Restoring Faith in Capitalism (E1002) (12/06/16) [25:45]
RT | CrossTalk: Mainstream media's coverage of president-elect Trump has changed little since the campaign ended. Is the media setting Trump up for failure? (12/07/16) [24:46]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | How Trump Is Repeating the 1920s (12/06/16) [11:59]
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 | Federal Housing Policies And How They May Shift During The Trump Administration (12/07/16) [1hr]
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some say Carson will bring a fresh perspective, but others question the choice. Carson has no housing policy background and had taken himself out of the running to be Secretary of Health and Human Services because, he said, he didn't have the experience to run a large federal agency. HUD's budget is about $49 billion. Its programs include assistance to more than 5 million low income families and efforts to reduce foreclosures: Join us to discuss how HUD priorities may shift in Trump administration.
*DR | Environmental Outlook: What President-Elect Donald Trump's Energy and Environmental Policies May Look Like (12/07/16) [1hr]
Donald Trump has called climate change "a hoax". But this week he met with Al Gore, a leader in the fight against global warming -- raising questions about Trump's position on the issue. For this month's Environmental Outlook: a look at Trump's priorities on energy and the environment.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Tuesday December 06, 2016
News Articles

Trump's 'Who Wants To Be A Secretary Of State?' Enters Third Week
HP | S.V. Date | 12/05/16

For fans disappointed that Donald Trump no longer hosts "The Apprentice," here's good news: The president-elect will continue a real-life version of his series over the coming days or even weeks.

"Apprentice, Secretary of State Edition" is already in its third week, with fresh contestants apparently still being added to the mix -- and with no clear date yet for the big finale when the cabinet's most prestigious job gets filled. ... Read more

The Coming War on China by John Pilger (trailer) (11/25/16) [1:42]
Interview | 'The Coming War on China' John Pilger on his newest film (12/06/16) [12:03]

Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump
NYTimes | Christopher Suprun | 12/05/16

I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election, people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think presidents-elect should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office.

Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation. That attack and this year's election may seem unrelated, but for me the relationship becomes clearer every day. ... Read more

Witnesses to the Revolution in Rojava, Syria
plutopress.wordpress.com | author | date

Revolution in Rojava is the first book-length account of the unique and extraordinary political situation in Rojava, Syria. In this article, Janet Biehl talks to the authors and discusses how and why the new society in Rojava so inspired them.

For decades, three million Syrian Kurds have lived under brutal repression by the Assad regime, Revolution in Rojavatheir identity denied, access to education and jobs refused, imprisonment and torture a way of life for those who dared object. Yet resistance has grown. By developing organisations, after the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in March 2011, the Kurds seized the moment to create a pioneering, democratic revolution. The liberation of northern Syria -- Rojava -- began at Kobanî on July 19th 2012, and the global history of social and political revolution would never be the same again. ... Read more

TRNN | Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed: The Global Networks of the Resurging Far Right (12/06/16) [27:19]
Owned & Operated (04/15/12) [1:46:06]
Remember - A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, December 06 [11:18]
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee | When you're president, you can tell whatever lies you want. They just let you do it. (12/05/16) [6:42]
Samantha Bee | This is a very real segment about very fake news. (12/05/16) [5:49]
TRNN | Janet Biehl discusses: Rojava: An Experiment in Radical Direct Democracy Within a War-Torn Country (12/05/16) [24:24]
TRNN | Journalist Daoud Kuttab says the 7th Fatah Congress may lead towards rapprochement between the two dominant Palestinian parties (12/05/16) [11:29]
TYT | Did Ivanka Trump Just Destroy Her Father's Presidency Before It Even Started? (12/05/16) [5:34]
TYT | Will Trump Reverse Dakota Access Pipeline Decision? (12/05/16) [4:57]
TYT | New HUD Secretary Ben Carson Has No Idea What He's Doing (12/05/16) [3:26]
TYT | Pizzagate: Conspiracy Theories Get People Killed (12/05/16) [9:38]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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 | How Some Cities Are Trying To Protect Undocumented Immigrants Ahead Of Possible Trump Policies (12/06/16) [1hr]
President-elect Donald Trump says once he is in office he will deport two to three million undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes. In response, mayors of cities nationwide -- from New York to Los Angeles -- pledged to not to cooperate with immigration agents. Some universities are considering similar policies. But municipal officials risk losing millions of dollars in federal aid if they don't cooperate with federal authorities. Trump says that if cities fail to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, he will block all federal funding for these municipalities. Diane and a panel of guests discuss so-called "sanctuary cities" under a Trump presidency.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

National Debt
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]
  27. Keith Olbermann | Would a Trump Win or a Foreign Invasion Be Worse? (#28) (10/24/16) [5:11]
  28. Keith Olbermann | This Election is Too Important Not to Vote for Hillary (#29) (10/25/16) [6:29]
  29. Keith Olbermann | The Normalization of Violence at Trump Rallies (#30) (10/26/16) [5:45]
  30. Keith Olbermann | To The Women Supporting Donald Trump... A Message (#31) (10/27/16) [5:30]
  31. Keith Olbermann | What's Behind Trump's Odd Infatuation with Dictators? (#32) (10/28/16) [5:24]
  32. Keith Olbermann | Trump is Right. This Email Debacle is Worse than Watergate (#33) (10/31/16) [7:41]
  33. Keith Olbermann | Is Donald Trump a Russian Agent? (#34) (11/01/16) [6:15]
  34. Keith Olbermann | Donald Trump and His Uncanny Resemblance to Horror (#35) (11/02/16) [8:13]
  35. Keith Olbermann | What is Donald Trump's Plan for Trump TV? (#36) (11/03/16) [6:45]
  36. Keith Olbermann | Be Angry With Donald Trump, But Not Afraid! (#37) (11/04/16) [8:17]
  37. Keith Olbermann | Is this the Last of Trump or a Preview of His Presidency? (#38) (11/07/16) [7:48]
  38. Keith Olbermann | Democracy is More Fragile Than We Think (#39) (11/08/16) [7:29]
  39. Keith Olbermann | The Terrorists Have Won: Donald Trump is the New President (#40) (11/09/16) [8:47]
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  41. Keith Olbermann | The Resistance| Should We Give Donald Trump a Chance? (#01) (11/16/16) [6:10]
  42. Keith Olbermann | No, This is Not Normal Pre-Presidential Behavior (#02) (11/17/16) [7:16]
  43. Keith Olbermann | This is What Happens When You Criticize Donald Trump (#03) (11/22/16) [9:05]
  44. Keith Olbermann | The Surprisingly Easy Way to Get Rid of Donald Trump (#04) (11/23/16) [10:20]
  45. Keith Olbermann | Why Donald Trump is Not Fit to Be President (#05) (11/28/16) [4:22]
  46. Keith Olbermann | Can Donald Trump Possibly Believe What He's Saying? (#06) (11/30/16) [9:57]

Trump vs Hillary Presidential Debate 09/26/16
  1. PBS News Live Streaming
  2. NBC News 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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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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