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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 July 26, 2017
Joshua Green on the "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the Storming of the Presidency" | DN | 07/26/17 | 13:05
A Look at How a Racial Theorist Tied to Mussolini & Hitler Influenced Steve Bannon | DN | 07/26/17 | 14:29
Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump--the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

Based on dozens of interviews conducted over six years, Green spins the master narrative of the 2016 campaign from its origins in the far fringes of right-wing politics and reality television to its culmination inside Trump's penthouse on election night.

The shocking elevation of Bannon to head Trump's flagging presidential campaign on August 17, 2016, hit political Washington like a thunderclap and seemed to signal the meltdown of the Republican Party. Bannon was a bomb-throwing pugilist who'd never run a campaign and was despised by Democrats and Republicans alike.

Yet Bannon's hard-edged ethno-nationalism and his elaborate, years-long plot to destroy Hillary Clinton paved the way for Trump's unlikely victory. Trump became the avatar of a dark but powerful worldview that dominated the airwaves and spoke to voters whom others couldn't see. Trump's campaign was the final phase of a populist insurgency that had been building up in America for years, and Bannon, its inscrutable mastermind, believed it was the culmination of a hard-right global uprising that would change the world.

Any study of Trump's rise to the presidency is unavoidably a study of Bannon. Devil's Bargain is a tour-de-force telling of the remarkable confluence of circumstances that decided the election, many of them orchestrated by Bannon and his allies, who really did plot a vast, right-wing conspiracy to stop Clinton. To understand Trump's extraordinary rise and Clinton's fall, you have to weave Trump's story together with Bannon's, or else it doesn't make sense.

John McCain Is Returning to the Senate for the Health-Care Vote
TheAtlantic | Aria Bendix | 07/24/17

The Arizona lawmaker, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, will serve as a critical participant in Tuesday's procedural vote.

... McCain's presence at the vote is critical, given that the GOP needs 50 senators to agree to begin formal debate on health care, in what's called a motion to proceed. McCain has told reporters he supports the legislative momentum to repeal Obamacare, but is unsure whether he will approve the final product. Last week, his office released a statement warning Congress not to "repeat the original mistakes that led to Obamacare's failure"--namely, "that it was written on a strict party-line basis and driven through Congress without a single Republican vote." Still, he's largely expected to vote "yes" along with most of the GOP conference. ... Read more
John McCain Makes Epic "No" Trumpcare Speech, Votes Yes | TYT | 07/25/17 | 13:37

Cruz being considered to replace Sessions: report
TheHill | Jacqueline Thomsen | 07/24/17

Will Lyin Ted finally get his chance for revenge?

President Trump and his advisers are floating possible replacements for Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- and the list includes Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), The Washington Post reports.

Cruz and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are reportedly among the candidates Trump's team is considering to replace Sessions, though Giuliani said earlier in the day that he's not being considered.

Trump has repeatedly said that he is disappointed by Sessions's decision to recuse himself from the probe into ties between the Trump administration and Russia, saying in an interview last week that he would have never hired Sessions if he knew he would recuse himself.
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Who Will Trump Replace Jeff Sessions With? | TYT | 07/25/17 | 4:55
The Republicans Are Bailing on Trump (#100) | Keith Olbermann | 07/25/17 | 7:09
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday | DN | 07/26/17 | 12:59
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for TWednesday, July 26 (FULL) | 59:02
Note: on the full 59:02 video look for small white (or black) circles on the Progressbar they denote the different news stories. You can move the pointer on the Progressbar to jump to each story, and around the video.
Note2: You might have to scroll the windows down 1/2 inch to capture the full video.
  1. Headlines
  2. In "Dangerous" Move, Republicans Push to Strip Healthcare from Millions Without Holding Any Hearings
  3. Is Trump's Base Turning on the President over His Humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions?
  4. Joshua Green on the "Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the Storming of the Presidency"
  5. A Look at How a Racial Theorist Tied to Mussolini & Hitler Influenced Steve Bannon
  6. Joshua Green on How Bannon's Experience with Video Gamers Gave Rise to the Alt-Right
Randall Cerveny -> Is Extreme Heat the New Normal? | TRNN | 07/26/17 | 7:42
Abby Martin of Empire Files -> Silencing Palestine - Prison & Repression | TRNN | 07/26/17 | 22:42
Breitbart Is Turning On Trump | TYT | 07/25/17 | 3:53
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
The1a.org
Do The President's Attacks Hurt His Party More Than His Foes? | 1a.org | 07/26/17 | 1hr
President Trump won the election eight months ago. So why is he still on the attack -- not only against the person he defeated, but against his own appointees. On Tuesday, President Trump said he was "very disappointed" in Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe and that "time will tell" his fate. This wasn't the first criticism of the AG.
The GOP Tries Again On Health Care | 1a.org | 07/26/17 | 1hr
The Republican healthcare plan is back. The Senate GOP has passed a procedural vote to move forward on debating legislation designed to repeal and replace Obamacare. But as Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee put it, what happens next is "wild west" territory.
http://the1a.org/audio/#/shows/2017-07-26/looking-to-libraries/111627
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
What's Dangerous About A Compromised Person In Public Office | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 07/25/17 | 14:53
President Donald Trump Targets AG Jeff Sessions In Early Morning Tweets | MSNBC Morning Joe | 07/26/17 | 13:56
What President Donald Trump Risks If He Fires Jeff Sessions | MSNBC Morning Joe | 07/26/17 | 17:42
President Donald Trump Blocks Transgender People From Serving in Military | MSNBC | 07/26/17 | 3:58
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Cookie Jeff Sessions Fires Back At President Trump | Stephen Colbert | 07/26/17 | 4:16
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The GOP Brings the Dead Health Care Bill Back to Life | TheDaily Show | 07/25/17 | 4:48

Tuesday July 25, 2017

Trump's Russian Laundromat
NewRepublic | Craig Unger | 07/13/17

How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House.

Russian mobsters needed a lot of property from a sleazy businessman who never asks questions.

In 1984, a Russian émigré named David Bogatin went shopping for apartments in New York City. The 38-year-old had arrived in America seven years before, with just $3 in his pocket. But for a former pilot in the Soviet Army -- his specialty had been shooting down Americans over North Vietnam -- he had clearly done quite well for himself. Bogatin wasn't hunting for a place in Brighton Beach, the Brooklyn enclave known as "Little Odessa" for its large population of immigrants from the Soviet Union. Instead, he was fixated on the glitziest apartment building on Fifth Avenue, a gaudy, 58-story edifice with gold-plated fixtures and a pink-marble atrium: Trump Tower. ... Read more
BOMBSHELL: Trump's Been Laundering Russian Mob Money For Decades, Allegedly | TYT | 07/24/17 | 24:32

Ahead Of Senate Healthcare Vote, It's Pure Chaos

A Primer On The "Global Sharing Economy" In 20 Charts
ZeroHedge | author | 07/25/17

This morning, BofA has released a humongous, nearly 200-page "primer" on the global sharing economy which in the eyes of Wall Street and Silicon Valley is the biggest disruptor behind virtually all 21st century business models. Since it is impossible to summarize the report, which will be largely ignored by most of BofA's clients who will instead focus on the hundreds of charts scattered throughout, we will simply summarize the basics as laid out by BofA, and then present some of the more interesting charts, with the remainder to be published in subsequent thematic posts.

  1. The Sharing Economy is an umbrella term which describes a range of market activity transacted over online platforms. Its history is rooted in cooperatives, kibbutz, and jitneys; online classifieds and marketplaces; and peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms. The term encompasses everything from peer-to-peer, democratized-based sharing of access to goods and services to sales transactions via online marketplaces including business-to-business (B2B). We include on-demand (e.g. Uber), gig (e.g. TaskRabbit), access (e.g. Spotify), collaboration (e.g. WeWork), platforms (e.g. Amazon), rentals (e.g. Airbnb) and peer-to-peer (e.g. Lufax) business models under our Sharing Economy umbrella.
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore

Vice President Gore, one of our environmental heroes and a leading expert in climate change, brings together cutting-edge research from top scientists around the world; approximately 200 photographs and illustrations to visually articulate the subject matter; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness (and with humor, too) that the fact of global climate change is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be assuredly disastrous if left unchecked.

Follow Vice President Gore around the globe as he tells a story of change in the making. He connects the dots of Zika, flooding, and other natural disasters we've lived through in the last 10+ years?and much more.

The book also offers a comprehensive how-to guide on exactly how we can change the course of fate. With concrete, actionable advice on topics ranging from how to run for office to how to talk to your children about climate change, An Inconvenient Sequel will empower you to make a difference?and lets you know how exactly to do it.

Where Gore's first documentary and book took us through the technical aspects of climate change, the second documentary is a gripping, narrative journey that leaves you filled with hope and the urge to take action immediately. This book captures that same essence and is a must-have for everyone who cares deeply about our planet.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) (trailer) | TYT | 03/28/17 | 2:31

https://inconvenientsequel.tumblr.com website
Frontrunning
  1. Dollar slumps to 13-month lows before Fed; euro up (Reuters)
  2. Overwhelming approval likely for Russia bill (Reuters)
  3. Trump to study tougher Russia sanctions bill: White House (Reuters)
  4. Unrest bubbles among Trump's key foreign policy aides (Reuters)
  5. Abe Overtaken by Rival as Top Choice for Japan Premier in Poll (BBG)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, July 25 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. Death of 10 Migrants in San Antonio Spotlights Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding on U.S.-Mexico Border
  3. Sonia Nazario: The Tragedy in San Antonio is "Predictable Outcome" of Trump's Immigration Crackdown
  4. The Rebellions that Changed U.S. History: Looking Back at the 1967 Newark & Detroit Uprisings
Vijay Prashad: Trump is Setting Up a 'Dangerous Confrontation' With Iran | TRNN | 07/24/17 | 40:25
RussiaGate Hype Drowns Out U.S.-Russia Discord | TRNN | 07/25/17 | 18:52
New Trump Stooge Caught Deleting Anti-Trump Tweets | TYT | 07/24/17 | 7:13
Cenk Uygur: I Was Wrong About Climate Change #BeInconvenient | TYT | 07/24/17 | 4:09
How To Solve The Climate Crisis #BeInconvenient | TYT | 07/24/17 | 8:25
The Right Wing Plot to Repeal the 20th Century... | ThomHartmann | 07/24/17 | 28:00
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
The1a.org
A View From A Russian-American In Moscow | 1a.org | 07/25/17 | 1hr
For many who support President Trump, the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible collusion by members of the Trump campaign is little more than a politically motivated witch hunt.
Magnitsky Act Supporter Bill Browder On Russia, Putin And American Security | 1a.org | 07/25/17 | 1hr
Attorney Sergei Magnitsky uncovered widespread corruption in Russia. Then he was arrested.

Magnitsky died under mysterious circumstances in a Russian jail. His employer, Bill Browder, who was previously expelled from Russia, says Magnitsky was beaten to death.

Browder became a lead campaigner behind the Magnitsky Act, which was allegedly the reason for a meeting between Trump campaign staffers and a Kremlin-connected attorney last year.

This week, Browder plans to testify before the Senate, as committees will also meet privately with Donald Trump Jr., the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

"We should be scared of Vladimir Putin we should do everything possible to contain his evil intentions," Browder says.
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
New Facts Uncovered About Donald Trump FBI Pick, Confirmation Vote Looms | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 07/25/17 | 22:52
Jared Kushner Blames Aide For Omissions On Document He Signed 4 Times | MSNBC The Last Word | 07/25/17 | 8:33
McConnell Vs. Shark: A Race To Pass Healthcare | | 07/25/17 | 0:55
Assessing Jared Kushner's Role In The White House | MSNBC Morning Joe | 07/25/17 | 7:49
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Introduces His Anthony Scaramucci Impression | Stephen Colbert | 07/25/17 | 11:15
Stephen Warns Trump About The Dangers Of Self-Pardoning | Stephen Colbert | 07/25/17 | 4:29
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Profiles in Tremendousness - White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci | Trevor Noah | 07/24/17 | 10:07

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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.

http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/us_debt/us_debt.html
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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

worlds-debt

02.10.2011. 07:16

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