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).

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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Wednesday October 19, 2016
News Articles

To The Surprise Of No One, NASA Predicts 2016 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record
HP | Dominique Mosbergen | 10/19/16

Eleven of the past 12 months have set new high-temperature records.

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Google says the question "is Trump trying to lose?" has skyrocketed in popularity in the last few days.
Since I don't have Cable TV, I guess I will be watching on PBS (pbs.org/)
1 In 4 Young Americans Prefer A 'Giant Meteor' To Trump Or Clinton As President

We Are Living in the Golden Age of Defense Waste and Corruption; Trump Will Make It Much Worse
AlterNet | David Morris | 10/18/16

In October 2015, when he was a very, very long shot for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump the businessman promised to make the military "much stronger than it is right now" without increasing military spending. "But you know what?" he declared, "We can do it for less."

In September 2016, as the Republican nominee, Donald Trump the politician dramatically reversed his position. He now proposes a massive increase in military spending. And instead of making the military more efficient by cutting Pentagon waste, Trump will "fully offset" the increase in military spending by reducing spending on non-defense programs through reducing their "government waste and budget gimmicks." ... Read more

Syrian Civil War
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Syrian Civil War on wikipedia
Syrian Presidency | Asma al-Assad gives first interview since start of the Syrian conflict (10/18/16) [33:20]
Syrian Presidency | Bashar al-Assad recent interview on the Syrian conflict (10/13/16) [40:52]
Another Bashar al-Assad interview (10/06/16) [29:27]

"There Will Be Panic"
ZeroHedge | author | 10/19/16

Legendary investor Doug Casey has a keen eye for capital markets, wealth preservation strategy and the many manipulations being used by financial elites to strip the wealth of entire nations. One year before global financial markets collapsed he warned that an economic and geo-political storm was coming. Now, nearly a decade on, he says that things are about to get a whole lot worse: ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, October 19 [9:11]
DN | "Ramshackle" Battle to Retake Mosul from ISIS Led by U.S. Despite Obama Vow Against Boots on Ground (10/19/16) [18:44]
*TRNN | Exxon Fighting to Shut Down Investigations Into Company's Foreknowledge of Climate Change (10/19/16) [15:32]
TRNN | The Nation's Ari Berman says: Fair Elections Under Attack, Just Not in the Way Donald Trump Wants You to Believe (10/18/16) [6:50]
TYT | The Young Turks Presidential Town Hall With Jill Stein. Friday (at 10/21/16) [1:06]
*RT | CrossTalk: A public lynching or a corporate media coup d'etat? There is no doubt the two major candidates running for the U.S. presidency are deeply flawed. (10/19/16) [24:39]
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 | Where And How The U.S. Military Is Fighting Islamist Insurgencies (10/19/16) [1hr]
In a speech two years ago at West Point, President Barack Obama laid out what has come to be known as the "Obama Doctrine" for fighting terrorism: aiding other countries militarily without leading the fight. This week, in what many say is the ultimate test of that strategy, U.S. special operations forces began assisting Iraqi troops in their battle to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. In Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia, American troops are also aiding government forces, conducting airstrikes and other operations against Islamist insurgents. Guest host Derek McGinty and guests discuss where and how U.S. troops are being deployed in the fight against terrorism around the globe.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
PBS | PBS NewsHour (full) (10/18/16) [54:29]
PBS | The economy is improving, yet these voters don't trust the data (10/18/16) [4:32]
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
*MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Widespread poll agreement over Clinton lead not likely an error (10/19/16) [14:54]
*MSNBC Rachel Maddow | Trump oblivious to Russia's actions in Syria (10/18/16) [5:21]
*MSNBC All In with Chris Hayes | Trump triggers women's memories of sexual assault (10/18/16) [4:08]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
Note: I don't endorse any of the videos in this section.
As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.

National Debt
Trump vs Hillary Presidential Debate 09/26/16
  1. PBS News Live Streaming
  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]
Still Working ...

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]

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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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