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TYT | Yes, Hackers Can Take Over Your Car (07/22/15) [9:24]
TYT | Fox President "Trumps" Fox Owner (07/22/15) [7:54]
TYT | Same Old Warmongering, Pretty New Face (07/22/15) [9:10]
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, July 23 [6:56]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, July 24 [8:25]
TRNN | Max Blumenthal talks about his new film "Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie" on Islamophobia & anti-Semitism in France (07/23/15) [28:49]
The Movie "Je ne suis pas Charlie" (full) (new) [53:53]
TRNN | Leo Panitch: GREECE, SYRIZA's Stability Rocked by New Memorandum, Part 3 (07/23/15) [11:06]
Whistleblower Reveals Keystone Pipeline Company TransCanada's Corrupt Practises (07/22/15) [8:16]
Evan Vokes, a former materials engineer at TransCanada Corporation and a pipeline safety advocate, blew the whistle on TransCanada's poor safety record and practices. He is warning Canadians about the danger posed by the Energy East pipeline proposal which includes re-purposing an antiquated gas pipeline for shipping raw bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to Quebec were it will connect with another pipeline to the Bay of Fundy. Energy Easy is another export pipeline designed to export raw diluted bitumen to foreign markets. The Council of Canadians opposes this new 1.1 million barrel/day pipeline.

07.24.2015. 15:39

Wednesday July 22, 2015
News Articles

Former Top NASA Scientist Predicts Catastrophic Rise In Sea Levels
HP | Kate Sheppard | 07/21/15

One of the nation's most recognizable names in climate science, Dr. James Hansen, released a new paper this week warning that even 2 degrees Celsius of global warming may be "highly dangerous" for humanity. The paper, which will be published online in the European Geosciences Union journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion later this week, projects sea levels rising as much as 10 feet in the next 50 years.

Hansen and 16 co-authors drafted the paper as a message to policymakers that current greenhouse-gas reduction goals are not strong enough. World leaders have committed to limiting average warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a goal articulated in the Copenhagen Accord in 2009 and reiterated by G7 leaders in June. ... Read more

Elizabeth Warren Nails GOP Financial Exec
HP | Zach Carter | 07/21/15

When a financial executive refuses to answer basic questions about personal finance, you know he's in trouble. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday embarrassed Primerica President Peter Schneider, who Senate Republicans had invited to testify against a new regulation designed to protect retirement savings from dodgy investment managers. The Obama administration estimates that Americans lose $17 billion a year from investment professionals who manage retirement accounts by prioritizing their own financial interests over those of their clients. It has proposed a simple solution: making that illegal. ... Read more
VIDEO | Elizabeth Warren Nails GOP Financial Exec (07/21/15) [5:40]

President Obama Says "Goodbye" to Jon Stewart in Final Daily Show Apperance
AlterNet | Adam Johnson | 07/22/15

Two titans of the establishment left facing their twilight, President Obama and Daily Show Host Jon Stewart, sat down on Tuesday night for an extended interview on topics ranging from ISIS to the media to Iran to the crumbling VA system.

It was a relatively friendly interview, with Stewart asking open-ended questions and more or less letting the President take the floor. The one exception would be when Stewart addressed the failures of veteran care in recent years. ... Read more

China, Coal. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
AlterNet | James West | 07/05/15

Our Climate Desk partners at The Guardian have published a beautiful -- and terrifying -- multimedia story from deep inside China's coal belt. It's the third installment in the paper's ongoing "carbon bombs" series: investigations into giant fossil fuel projects from around the world that are super-charging global warming, or that have the potential to do so. Today's deep-dive into China's ravenous use of coal is eye-opening not only because it explores the long-lasting impact of burning coal on the nation's health, but also because it illustrates the country's outsized impact on global climate change through coal-related emissions. Here are some highlights from the Guardian story (which you should also check out for the gorgeous video and graphics): ... Read more
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Cheese Fries Recipes For The Ages
HP | author | 07/21/15

Okay, in all fairness, these are not so much recipes as serving suggestions. They all include fries of varying shape and composition, topped with melty cheese of various type and consistency. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, July 22 [11:59]
Jon Stewart
*Jon Stewart | The Daily Show: Barack Obama Extended Interview (07/21/15) [19:23]
*TRNN | Five Years Later, Dodd-Frank is on the Chopping Block (07/22/15) [3:19]
TRNN | The Laura Flanders Show: Andrew Cockburn: Modern War (07/22/15) [25:56]
TRNN | CEPR Economist Mark Weisbrot discusses: What's the U.S. Role In the Greek Crisis? (07/22/15) [8:28]
*TYT | Donald Trump's Poll Numbers DOUBLE Jeb Bush's (07/21/15) [11:42]
TYT | Trump Gives Out Lindsey Graham's Cell Number (07/21/15) [7:07]
TYT | Rush Limbaugh: Donald Trump Should Never Apologize (07/21/15) [3:20]
TYT | U.S. Gives Missiles To Israel After Iran Deal (07/21/15) [1:58]
RoF | Worse Than TPP: Secret Economic Trade Deal Could Ruin Global Economy (07/21/15) [8:42]
If you think the TPP will be a disaster for the American economy, just wait until you hear about the Trade in Services Agreement. This so-called economic free trade agreement has been negotiated for the last few years in complete secrecy, but thanks to Wikileaks, we've finally seen what our government has been hiding from us.
RoF | Iran Deal Exposes GOP Foreign Policy Idiocy (07/21/15) [3:41]
RoF | Ring of Fire (full) (07/21/15) [29:00]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/

07.22.2015. 08:11

Tuesday July 21, 2015
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Economists Troll Germany, Telling It To Leave The Euro First
HP | Daniel Marans| 07/20/15

The possibility of a "Grexit" -- or Greek exit from the eurozone -- has dominated headlines in recent months, as round-the-clock negotiations between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout deal shed doubt on Greece's future in the monetary union. Many eurozone leaders, particularly in Germany, welcomed the prospect.

But some economists say proponents of a "Grexit" have it all wrong: If one country should leave the eurozone, they argue, it is Germany. These economists' basic premise is that Europe's depressed economies, which include not just Greece, but Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy, would benefit tremendously from a cheaper currency. ... Read more

First Half Of 2015 Was Hottest Ever Recorded
AP & HP | Seth Borenstein | 07/20/15

Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. Off-the-charts heat is "getting to be a monthly thing," said Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. June was the fourth month of 2015 that set a record, she said. "There is almost no way that 2015 isn't going to be the warmest on record," she added.

NOAA calculated that the world's average temperature in June hit 61.48 degrees Fahrenheit (16.33 Celsius), breaking the old record set last year by 0.22 degrees (.12 degrees Celsius). Usually temperature records are broken by one or two one-hundredths of a degree, not nearly a quarter of a degree, Blunden said. ... Read more
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'Black Lives Matter' protesters flummox O'Malley, Sanders
politico.com | Daniel Strauss | 07/19/15

When Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders took the stage at Saturday's Netroots Nation forum here in Arizona, things didn't go exactly as planned. Both Democratic presidential candidates were supposed to sit down with activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to talk about immigration. Instead, they got shouted down. ... Read more

Warren Buffett & Johnny Depp Snap Up "Cheap" Greek Islands
ZeroHedge | author | 07/21/15

On Monday, we brought you a day in the life of a Greek realtor. Courtesy of Bloomberg, we got a first-hand account of what it's like in the Athens real estate market now that the Greek economy has collapsed. "For the last 15 days," the Athenian realtor featured in the video says, "the market has been really dead." ... Read more

5 delicious slow-cooker dishes under 500 calories (even sticky buns!)
today.com | Tracy Saelinger | current

5-ingredient chicken recipes for your slow cooker

For all the convenience of slow-cooker meals, we often pay for them with fat and calories--the recipes always seem to be loaded with cheese and starch. But slow-cooker dishes under 500 calories do exist. We even found a dessert (that could double as breakfast) to boot. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, July 21 [6:57]
DN | Danny Glover and Medea Benjamin on Assata, Guantanamo and Trade as Cuban Flag Rises in Washington (07/20/15) [17:39]
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart | Jon Stewart Wonders 'What The F**k Is Wrong' With Donald Trump. (07/21/15) [9:57]
TRNN | Lawrence Wilkerson: discusses what he sees as positives and potential negatives in the new Cuban/North American relations (07/21/15) [8:30]
TRNN | Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis says: Victory of Diplomacy Over War in Iran Deal? (07/21/15) [7:28]
TRNN | Leo Panitch: GREECE, SYRIZA's Stability Rocked by New Memorandum, Part 2 (07/21/15) [16:26]
TYT | Are All Muslims Responsible For Terrorism? (07/20/15) [5:09]
TYT | Protestors Disrupt Bernie Sanders Netroots Nation Speech (07/20/15) [12:45]
TYT | Donald Trump Mocks John McCain AGAIN! (07/20/15) [14:33]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/

07.21.2015. 11:07

Monday July 20, 2015
News Articles

Europe Backs Iran Deal, Hopes To Send A Signal To U.S. Congress
Reuters & HP | author | 07/20/15

The European Union approved the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday, a first step towards lifting Europe's economic sanctions against Tehran that the bloc hopes will send a signal that the U.S. Congress will follow.

In a message mainly aimed at skeptical voices in the U.S. Congress and strong resistance from Israel, EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels stressed that there was no better option available. "It is a balanced deal that means Iran won't get an atomic bomb," said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. "It is a major political deal." ... Read more

Bernie Sanders Takes His Populism to the Red States and Draws Huge Crowd
AlterNet | Zaid Jilani | 07/19/15

Today, Sanders took his Southwestern tour to Dallas and Houston. In Dallas, he spoke to nearly 10,000 people. The senator condemned the Democratic Party's political strategy in the South, saying that it has "conceded half of the states in the national level." He said that when "childhood poverty in Texas is 27 percent, we've gotta take it on. When 34 percent of people living in Texas have no health insurance, we've gotta take it on." ... Read more

California Drinking Water: Not Just Vanishing, But Also Widely Contaminated
MotherJones | Tom Philpott | 07/20/15

In normal years, California residents get about 30 percent of their drinking water from underground aquifers. And in droughts like the current one -- with sources like snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada mountains virtually non-existent -- groundwater supplies two-thirds of our most populous state's water needs. So it's sobering news that about 20 percent of the groundwater that Californians rely on to keep their taps flowing carries high concentrations of contaminants like arsenic, uranium, and nitrate.

That's the conclusion of a ten-year US Geological Survey study of 11,000 public-water wells across the state. The researchers tested the wells for a variety of contaminants, looking for levels above thresholds set by the Environmental Protection Agency and/or the California State Water Resources Board. ... Read more

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  1. IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL, REVIEWED Congress officially received the deal today, marking the start of a 60-day review period. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was no viable alternative to the deal, as the pitch process begins around the world for the historic agreement. [Reuters]
  2. GREEK BANKS REOPEN "Greeks woke up Monday morning to a new era: banks were finally open after being closed down for three weeks but new taxes meant coffee, tea and even condoms all cost more." [AP]
  3. TRUMP REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE TO MCCAIN After criticizing Sen. John McCain's time as a prisoner of war, Republican 2016 candidate Donald Trump has refused to back down amid mass outcry. Here's a reminder of what Trump was doing while McCain was a POW. [Paul Blumenthal, HuffPost]
  4. DODD-FRANK, FIVE YEARS LATER Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank take a look back at the banking regulatory reform five years on. [WSJ]
  5. UBER AND DE BLASIO GO HEAD TO HEAD New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to put a cap on the number of drivers Uber has in the Big Apple. To sell his controversial decision, he's trying to turn Uber into the next NRA. [BuzzFeed]
  6. U.S.-CUBA RESTORE FULL DIPLOMATIC TIES The new era in Cuba relations began at midnight. [AP]
  7. ON THE HIGH SEAS, FOOTAGE OF A MURDER DOESN'T HOLD WATER "Despite dozens of witnesses on at least four ships, those killings remain a mystery. No one even reported the incident -- there is no requirement to do so under maritime law nor any clear method for mariners, who move from port to port, to volunteer what they know." [NYT]
  8. RANKING THE GOP FIELD, WITHOUT YOU-KNOW-WHO Evaluating where the rest of the GOP crop of candidates stand minus He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. [HuffPost]
  9. RUSSIAN TOWN NEAR UKRAINE BORDER ALIVE WITH MILITARY ACTIVITY "A year after the war started in southeastern Ukraine, the Russian military has largely abandoned efforts to disguise its activities along the border with Ukraine. The tiny village of Golovinka, an hour or so's drive off the main highway on rutted dirt roads, has been transformed lately into a hive of military activity. The once-quiet military base nearby, Kuzminka, is teeming with soldiers and heavy weapons." [NYT]
Daniel Hopsicker - MadCowProd.com website
Daniel Hopsicker is an American television producer , investigative journalist , author and documentary maker .

Hopsicker concerned in recent years with the involvement of American intelligence agencies and government officials in the drug trafficking . His book Barry & 'the Boys': The CIA , the Mob and America's Secret History is considered the best funded investigation into during the Iran-Contra affair became known and shortly afterwards murdered drug dealer Barry Seal .

After the attacks of 11 September 2001 he began research on the previous stays the assassin in Venice , Florida . His findings about the background of the terrorist-flight school Huffman Aviation , owned by Rudy Dekkers and the amazing lives of the assassins in Florida he worked in 2003 in his documentary Mohammed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus and in the book Welcome to terrorist country. Mohammed Atta and his American assistant.
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Daniel Hopsicker Documentaries
  1. Mohamed Atta & the Venice Flying Circus
  2. The Big Fix 2000 - Who own America's elections?
  3. In Search of the American Drug Lords - The CIA and The Mob
  4. Secret Heartbeat of America - The CIA and Drugs

MC | Welcome To Terrorland: 9/11, Mohamed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus () [1:02:13]
Three of the four terrorist pilots connected with the 9/11 tragedy learned to fly airplanes in the tiny town of Venice, Florida, a sleepy retirement community with the second oldest population of any city in the entire United States. They attended flight schools owned by two Dutch nationals, one of whom has Mob ties.
Mohammed Atta's Girlfriend Amanda Keller () [9:58]
You heard the official story that the so-called ringleader of 9/11, Mohammed Atta, was a devout Muslim fanatic. Well, the truth could not be further from that story. Daniel Hopsicker found out about Mohammed Atta's girlfriend, Amanda Keller, and interviewed her. The story that she tells is completely different than what the US media has been telling us. The more we learn about Atta, the more we realize that he was a CIA assett that was set up as the patsy for the 9/11 operations.
Secret Heartbeat of America (1997) [1:46:55]
This is an amazing documentary about the railroad deaths of two boys which leads a crusading mother to discover the largest cocaine drug ring in American history. And guess what? The ring is owned and maintained by the CIA!
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, July 20 [10:04]
DN | Special Broadcast from Opening of Cuban Embassy in Washington as U.S.-Cuban Diplomatic Ties Restored (07/20/15) [27:24]
John Oliver
HBO | John Oliver: Food Waste (07/19/15) [17:49]
*TRNN | Leo Panitch interviewed: SYRIZA's Stability Rocked by New Memorandum, Part 1 (07/20/15) [8:37]
TRNN | Dimitri Lascaris, Minister of Education Aristides Baltas of Greece explains: SYRIZA Forced to Choose Disorderly Grexit or Terrible Deal (07/20/15) [30:44]
*TRNN | China Bails Out Stock Market with $209 Billion Stimulus, But Who's Getting Saved? (07/20/15) [6:22]
TYT | Whataburger Bans Open Carry (07/19/15) [9:15]
TYT | The Real Reason Critics Hate The Iran Nuclear Deal (07/18/15) [4:06]
TYT | Trump: John McCain Is A Dummy & Rick Perry Needs IQ Test (07/18/15) [4:07]
RT | CrossTalk: Iran - Game Changer? (07/20/15) [24:45]
RT | Keiser Report: 'Lazy, Crazy' Days of Summer (E785) (07/18/15) [24:41]
RoF | Ring of Fire (full) (07/16/15) [29:00]
RoF | To Win 2016, Democrats MUST Listen To The People (07/18/15) [2:55]
RoF | Democratic Primary: Big Money VS The People (07/18/15) [5:27]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/

07.20.2015. 17:53

Friday July 17, 2015
News Articles

America's stock market is shrinking
money.cnn.com | author | 07/09/15

The number of publicly listed U.S. stocks peaked at a record 7,562 during McGwire's record-setting summer of 1998, according to the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index. Today, there are just 3,812.

This isn't a trivial problem that only matters to bankers on Wall Street. Not only do investors have fewer options to invest in, but it directly impacts American jobs. "We're shrinking the stock market. Unless we figure out how to create a lot more startups and a lot more IPOs, the economy is going to continue to generate jobs at lower rates than it should," said David Weild, former vice chairman at Nasdaq who has testified in Congress about capital markets. ... Read more
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The Climate Deception Dossiers
ucsusa.org | author | 07/09/15

For nearly three decades, many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks of climate change.

Their deceptive tactics are now highlighted in this set of seven "deception dossiers" -- collections of internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests. ... Read more

The Climate Deception Dossiers: Internal Fossil Fuel Industry Memos Reveal Decades of Corporate Disinformation.pdf

As early as 1977, representatives from major fossil fuel companies attended dozens of congressional hearings in which the contribution of carbon emissions to the greenhouse effect was discussed. By 1981 at least one company (Exxon) was already considering the climate implications of a large fossil fuel extraction project.

In 1988, the issue moved beyond the scientific community and onto the national stage. James Hansen, a leading NASA climate scientist, testified before Congress that scientific data had confirmed that industrial activities were causing climate change. It was also in 1988 that the United Nations formed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.S. Congress introduced the National Energy Policy Act in an effort to reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases.

UMich Consumer Sentiment Drops, Misses By Most Since 2006
ZeroHedge | author | 07/17/15

Since January's exuberant peak, UMich consumer sentiment has drifted lower. Expectations for July's preliminary data was 96.0 but the 93.3 print is the biggest miss since 2006. Both current and future "hope" conditions dropped markedlywith details showing American sless certain about retirement, less confident about income growth outpacing inflation, and businesses considerably less confident. ... Read more

Trump's Racist Attacks Fire Up the Base and Push Him to Top of GOP 2016 Field
AlterNet | Steven Rosenfeld | 07/15/15

National and regional polls -- by the Washington Post/ABC, USA Today/ Suffolk University, Monmouth University and Public Policy Polling -- find Trump's rise has followed his attacks on undocumented immigrants, especially from Mexico, as he's called for tigher border controls.

“Mexico—they’re taking our jobs. They’re taking our manufacturing. They’re taking our money. They’re killing us at the border,” he said at a rally in Pheonix, Arizona, last weekend to a nearly all-white audience. “We’ll take our country back.” ... Read more

*Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, July 17 [6:14]
DN | Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken (07/16/15) [14:17]
DN | Mass Shootings on the Rise: 4 Marines Killed in Tennessee While Aurora Theater Gunman Found Guilty (07/17/15) [7:51]
ALEC - American Legislative Exchange Council
*ALEC - The American Legislative Exchange Council () [5:00]
*TRNN | Nancy Cole discusses: The "Real" Climate Hoax Is Not The One Claimed By Big Business (07/16/15) [7:29]
The industrial revolution may have been initiated more than 250 years ago, but more than 50 percent of all industrial carbon emissions have been released into the atmosphere just since 1988. And according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, for nearly three decades many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks of climate change.
*TYT | Banksters Light Greek Powder Keg (07/16/15) [5:25]
TYT | Terrorist Murders Unarmed Marines At Their Desk Jobs (07/16/15) [10:35]
RT | CrossTalk: Remembering MH17 (07/17/15) [25:00]
*RT | America's Shrinking Stock Market (E784) (07/16/15) [25:45]
In this episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss when the last ear and the last eye accessible to the sound of the closing bell and the last printing of the ticker will mean the US empire ceases to be as the stock market shrinks along with political, moral and cultural space. In the second half Max interviews Peter Kirby of Factom.org about scalable data layers on the blockchain keeping data honest. They also discuss securing that data with a single hash and crowdfunding with factoids.
ROF | The Simple Solution to Stop Bloodsucking Bankers (07/16/15) [4:34]
The Fight for the Future of Democrats Is Just Getting Started (07/16/15) [9:58]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/

07.17.2015. 10:05

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