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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).


Friday September 30, 2016
News Articles

Worse than Sarah Palin! Joe Biden Goes to Town on Trump's Fact-Free Debate Disaster
AlterNet | Alexandra Rosenmann | 09/30/16

Vice President Joe Biden was horrified by Monday night's presidential debate. "I was watching by myself," he told "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon when asked about the heavily anticipated event, adding, "I've never quite seen anything like that." Given Donald Trump's tendency to lie, there was much emphasis placed on fact-checking, which Biden acknowledged certainly kept the Bloomberg folks busy.

"I can tell you what, I've never seen anybody who knew so few facts," he said. Biden also rehashed his memories of debating Sarah Palin in 2008, which over 70 millon people watched.

"It's not a joke! It's like, whoa!" Biden exclaimed. "We are in real jeopardy." ... Read more

We Just Passed A Grim Carbon Dioxide Threshold, Possibly For Good
HP | Dominique Mosbergen | 09/28/16

CO2 levels surpassed 400 ppm in September. Scientists say we won't see a month below that symbolic benchmark "ever again."

Scientists at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced in 2013 that atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reached a daily average above 400 parts per million for the first time in history. CO2 concentrations "haven't been this high in millions of years," said scientist Erika Podest at the time. "This milestone is a wake-up call."

But the situation has only gotten worse. Worldwide, 400 ppm, which indicates the ratio of carbon dioxide to other gases in the atmosphere, started to be read more consistently and in more locations. Last March, global CO2 levels topped the symbolic benchmark for an entire month -- a first since record-keeping began. Antarctica, the last place on Earth without a 400 ppm reading, finally reached it in May. ... Read more

How a Reclusive Hedge-Fund Boss and His Daughter Are Reshaping the Republican Party
Time |Alex Altman | 09/29/16

Robert and Rebekah Mercer have emerged as powerful players in Donald Trump's campaign, not to mention the fight for the GOP's future. What is it they want?

... Over the course of the 2016 presidential contest, the Mercers have become two of the most pivotal and least understood behind-the-scenes players in American politics. Robert Mercer is a reclusive figure who has never spoken publicly about his political beliefs. Daughter Rebekah, a former Wall Street trader who runs an online gourmet-cookie company with her sisters, is described as the activist investor behind the family's vast political concerns. Together they form a link between Trump's campaign and super PAC, armed with the cash and clout to shape everything from his staff to his data operation to his super PAC strategy. "It's hard to think of anybody like them," says Larry Noble of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. ... Read more

Mothballing the World's Fanciest Oil Rigs Is a Massive Gamble
Bloomberg | David Wethe | 09/19/16

In a far corner of the Caribbean Sea, one of those idyllic spots touched most days by little more than a fisherman chasing blue marlin, billions of dollars worth of the world's finest oil equipment bobs quietly in the water.

They are high-tech, deepwater drillships -- big, hulking things with giant rigs that tower high above the deck. They're packed tight in a cluster, nine of them in all. The engines are off. The 20-ton anchors are down. The crews are gone. For months now, they've been parked here, 12 miles off the coast of Trinidad & Tobago, waiting for the global oil market to recover.

The ships are owned by a company called Transocean Ltd., the biggest offshore-rig operator in the world. And while the decision to idle a chunk of its fleet would seem logical enough given the collapse in oil drilling activity, Transocean is in truth taking an enormous, and unprecedented, risk. No one, it turns out, had ever shut off these ships before. ... Read more
Off the coast of Trinidad, high-tech drillships are piling up. They were shut down to cut costs. Will they ever come back on? ()09/19/16) [4:07]

How Donald Made a Fortune by Dumping His Debt on Other People
motherJones | Max J. Rosenthal | 09/30/16

Until the election, Mother Jones Magazine bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes from the life of GOP nominee Donald Trump.

In 1995, five years after his business empire nearly collapsed under massive debt, Donald Trump was finally righting the ship. He'd sold off costly assets like his mega-yacht and money-losing airline, gone through two bankruptcies, and gotten debt relief by giving his creditors partial ownership of some of his properties. But the three casinos he still controlled -- the Taj Mahal, the Trump Plaza, and the Trump Castle -- were still deeply in debt.

So Trump figured out a way to erase that debt -- at least for himself. He created Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, a publicly traded company that operated the Trump Plaza. For about six months, it was a success. The company's stock shot up from $14 to $35 a share, putting Trump back on the Forbes list of America's 400 wealthiest people and helping him pay down $88 million of his personal debt, according to the Washington Post's Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher in their book, Trump Revealed. "The IPO of Trump Hotels was what finally fueled Trump's comeback," wrote Fortune this March. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, September 30 [12:56]
DN | As Earth Reaches Frightening CO2 Milestone, Bill McKibben Calls for War on Climate Change. Part 1 (09/30/16) [10:56 ], Part 2 [17:34] *TRNN | Bill Black discusses: CEO John Stumpf faces grilling from Congress on How Wells Fargo Keeps Scamming Its Customers & Employees (09/30/16) [21:15]
Pull Quote
As oppose to business entrepreneurs, most top executives don't care about their industry or closer yet their company. Their motto :"I'll Be Gone, You Will Be Gone"
*TRNN | The Empire Files: How Palestine Became Colonized (09/30/16) [22:31]
TRNN | international law professor John Quigley discusses: Obama Vetoed 9/11 Bill to Preserve U.S. Impunity (09/30/16) [11:42]
*TYT | Meet Trump's New Sugar Daddy (09/29/16) [20:08]
Robert Mercer is a right-wing oligarch who loves bribing politicians so he can make more money at the expense of everyone else. He recently went ahead and bought himself a slightly used Trump campaign.

Mercer, who first spent over $10 million trying to make Ted Cruz president,just gave $2 million to a Super PAC supporting Trump. Mercer is also a top investor in the Breitbart News Network. According to the Post, Mercer's daughter Rebekah nudged Trump to bring in Stephen Bannon, Breitbart's executive chairman, to run his campaign.
TYT | LEAKED MEMO: Trump Campaign's Monica Lewinsky Strategy (09/29/16) [4:32]
A leaked memo from the Trump campaign shows a plan to have his surrogates bring up the Monica Lewinsky scandal while praising Trump for not bringing it up. Trump's son went as far as to call him "courageous" for not using this line of attack in the debate.
RT | Keiser Report: Invasion of Debt Snatchers (E 973) (08/29/16) [25:40]
Max and Stacy discuss the Invasion of the debt snatchers as tech gets leveraged and mobile phone bills get collateralized. In the second half Max and Stacy continue their conversation with Karl Gray (@paradimeshift) about the cryptocurrency and blockchain investment space.
RT | CrossTalk: Russia-US relations: Increased Tensions (08/30/16) [24:28]
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 | Friday News - Domestic (09/30/16) [1hr]
After the first presidential debate, polls show Donald Trump losing support from women in key battleground states. Congress acts to avoid a government shutdown. And a new report says the U.S. murder rate surged last year. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (09/30/16) [1hr]
Heads of state attend the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres. Russia rejects Secretary Kerry's demands on Syria. And the U.S. plans to deploy 600 more troops to Iraq to fight the Islamic State. A panel of journalists joins guest host Joshua Johnson for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

Thursday September 29, 2016
News Articles

Trump angry at allies conceding he lost debate
CNN & HP | Gloria Borger | 09/29/16

Donald Trump is angry that his aides and advisers have conceded to reporters -- largely without attribution -- that the Republican nominee struggled in his first presidential debate.

In a conference call with surrogates Wednesday afternoon, Trump aides made clear the Republican nominee is upset that his allies publicly acknowledged they pushed him to change his preparation and tactics before his next bout with Hillary Clinton. And he wants them to stop it immediately. The message was "not subtle," a source familiar with the call said. ... Read more

Trump Debate Excuses Tweet
Believe me, I won. You didn't see it, but I won. Believe me. I was there. It was beautiful. I used big words. #TrumpDebateExcuses
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country--a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets -- among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident -- people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children.

Strangers in Their Own Land goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild finds lives ripped apart by stagnant wages, a loss of home, an elusive American dream--and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their lives. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in "red" America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who ...
*TYT | Elizabeth Warren Costs Wells Fargo Executives $60 Million (09/28/16) [16:09]
Stephen Colbert | Elizabeth Warren Rips Wells Fargo's CEO A New One (09/29/16) [6:01]

The Run Begins: Deutsche Bank Hedge Fund Clients Withdraw Excess Cash
ZeroHedge | author | 09/29/16

Deutsche Bank concerns just went to '11' as Bloomberg reports a number of funds that clear derivatives trades with Deutsche Bank AG have withdrawn some excess cash and positions held at the lender, a sign of counterparties' mounting concerns about doing business with Europe's largest investment bank. ... Read more

Wells Fargo To Be Sanctioned By DOJ For Improperly Seizing Soldiers' Cars
ZeroHedge | author | 09/29/16

And the hits just keep on coming. The full court press on Wells Fargo continues, on the heels of California's sanctions, Bloomberg reports the bank is now facing a Justice Department sanction over improperly repossessing cars owned by members of the military, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, September 29 [12:26]
What Drives Trump Supporters?: Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild on Anger & Mourning of the Right (09/28/16) [15:53 ]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | Elon Musk Wants To Fire Donald Trump Into Space (09/29/16) [8:52]
*TRNN | Morris Pearl, the chairs of an association of millionaires: 'Patriotic Millionaires' Call for Higher Taxes and Wall St. Regulation (09/29/16) [21:05]
*TRNN | David Turnbull of Oil Change International discusses: Report: Fossil Fuel Projects Must Be Phased Out Within 17 Years to Halt Global Warming (09/29/16) [11:44]
*TRNN | Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Intelligence Agencies Are Gathering Information Against You in Case of Your Dissent (09/28/16) [6:37]
TYT | Trump Foundation Is Donald Trump's Personal Piggy Bank, Not A Charity (09/28/16) [9:25]
TYT | Germany PROVES We Can END Fossil Fuels (09/28/16) [3:22]
RT | 'We'll sell launches, not promises': Russian firm joins space race with Sea Launch platform purchase (09/29/16) [2:57]
RT | Reports: Syrian rebels may get weapons capable of downing planes (09/28/16) [6:26]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Is Citizens United Coming to An End? (09/28/16) [8:05]
ThomHartmann | "Trumped Up Trickle Down" Explained... (09/28/16) [12:45]
ThomHartmann | We Have All Won An Oligarchy & Lost A Democracy (09/28/16) [6:09]
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 | Congress Overrides President Obama's Veto Of A 9/11 Victims' Bill (09/29/16) [1hr]
The Senate overrides President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia. How these lawsuits might work -- and how other nations might respond.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

National Debt
Trump vs Hillary Presidential Debate 09/26/16
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  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.
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Speeches | Platform
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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*Demonocracyinfo | US Debt in Physical $100 bills [2:10]

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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

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