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Thursday March 03, 2016
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More Bad News for Marco Rubio: He Just Lost the Support of Fox News
NYMag.com | Gabriel Sherman | 03/03/16

In his role as the donor class's darling, Marco Rubio has enjoyed support from the Republicans' media arm, Fox News. Throughout the primary, Fox provided Rubio with friendly interviews and key bookings, including the first prime-time response to Barack Obama's Oval Office address on ISIS. Many of the network's top pundits, including Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer, have been enthusiastic boosters. Bill Sammon, Fox's Washington managing editor, is the father of Rubio's communications director, Brooke Sammon.

But this alliance now seems to be over. According to three Fox sources, Fox chief Roger Ailes has told people he's lost confidence in Rubio's ability to win. "We're finished with Rubio," Ailes recently told a Fox host. "We can't do the Rubio thing anymore." ... Read more

Chesapeake Founder Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Crash One Day After Federal Indictment.

"Donald Trump Is A Phony, A Fraud": Mitt Romney Lashes Out In Desperation Establishment Attack
ZeroHedge | author | 03/03/16

While the GOP establishment already hit peak panic following Trump's Super Tuesday rout, it is about to "rise above" said peak based on an advance transcript of the speech that Mitt Romney will deliver later on Thursday to the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah according, in which he will declare that "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat." ... Read more

Ted Koppel to Bill O'Reilly - Interviewing Trump is " irrelevant ' now because of you (03/02/16) [3:22]
*MSNBC The Last Word | Republican voted Trump to crash own party (03/02/16) [7:42]
EmpireFiles | 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire (09/12/15) [24:51]

The Human Cost of Saudi Arabia's Air War in Yemen, in PHOTOs
MotherJones | Adam Bailes | 09/28/16

"Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years."

Mohammed Al-Harazi was eating breakfast with his family one morning in late April when the first rocket struck across the street from his home in Sana'a, Yemen. The 49-year-old ushered his children and wife into the basement, went to fix a window in the children's room, and then he heard the warplanes overhead. When he ran to close the door, the pressure from the next explosion, much larger than the first, sent him flying from the building. ... Read more

More News
  1. Global stocks, oil dip, but markets calm down as growth fears ease (Reuters)
  2. Greece cannot carry migrant burden on its own: PM Tsipras (Reuters)
  3. New Migrant Crisis Flares in Greece (WSJ)
  4. Qatar's BeIn Media buys U.S. film studio Miramax (Reuters)
  5. Nanny who beheaded Russian girl cites revenge for Putin's Syria strikes (Reuters)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, March 03 [8:05]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | The Morning After Super Tuesday (03/03/16) [5:20]
Stephen Colbert | Trump Failed The Easiest Test (03/01/16) [3:13]
*TYT | Media Attempts To Bury Bernie Sanders (03/02/16) [8:43]
TYT | Jake Tapper To Marco Rubio: Are You In Denial? (03/02/16) [7:55]
RT | Investigative journalist Jurgen Todenhofer says: "Spreading among refugees not ISIS main strategy' (03/02/16) [8:44]
RoF | Ring of Fire (E253) - Neocons United (03/02/16) [29:00]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Is Trump Holding Christie Hostage? (full) (03/02/16) [57:23]
aljazeera | Inside Story - Is the US political system changing? (03/02/16) [24:49]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across

03.03.2016. 11:46

Wednesday March 02, 2016
News Articles
Super Tuesday
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TYT | Super Tuesday | Biggest Winner For The Republicans (03/01/16) [6:00]
TYT | Super Tuesday | Bernie Sanders Wins Three Of Four Toss-Up States (03/01/16) [6:16]
TYT | Media Swears Hillary's Unstoppable Because They Know She Isn't (03/01/16) [7:44]
"How To Move To Canada" Searches Spike 1,000% After Trump Super Tuesday Rout

How The U.S. Government And HSBC Teamed Up To Hide The Truth From A Pennsylvania Couple
ZeroHedge | author | 03/02/16

The reason both the Democratic and Republican establishments are in full on panic mode about the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is a deep seated fear that the plebs have finally woken up.

Democrats rail against big corporations, while Republicans rail against big government. This scheme has been used to successfully divide and conquer the public for decades while big government and big business successfully schemed to divert all wealth and power to an ever smaller minuscule segment of the population -- themselves.

It took awhile, but the people are finally starting getting it and they are royally pissed off. One of the primary mechanisms for this historic elite theft has been the creation of a two-tiered justice system in which the rich, powerful and connected are never prosecuted for their criminality. Instead, the government actively protects them by pretending corporate entities commit crimes as opposed to individuals. Of course, this is impossible, but yet it's how the government handles white collar crime. The Orwellian named "Justice Department" casually utilizes deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), in which companies pay a little fine and the criminals themselves walk away with not just their freedom, but ill gotten monetary gains as well.

Nowhere is this most apparent than when it comes to the big banks. The individuals who work at these criminal cartels can literally do anything they want with total impunity. One of the most egregious examples of this was the $1.9 billion settlement arranged with HSBC for laundering Mexican drug cartel money and dealing with sanctioned countries. If you or I did this we'd be sitting in a concrete box eating porridge through a straw for the rest of our lives, but when "masters of the world" at big banks do it, the parent company just pays a slap on the wrist fine and life goes on. That's how oligarch justice works. ... Read more

John Perkins - Economic Hitman
*Confessions of an Economic Hitman (2004) [53:35]
*The Secret History of the American Empire (2007) [28:02]
*John Perkins: Corporatocracy () [1:08:39]
pdf-iconConfession Economic Hitman (check out this crude copy of his book, but then please buy the book).
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages.

New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today's EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004.

Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else--to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it.

Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can't maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools -- false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power -- are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago.

The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs -- bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others -- "con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer."

But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, March 02 [7:30]
HBO John Oliver
HBO John Oliver | Scalia & Supreme Court (02/15/16) [4:58]
*DR | Analysis Of Super Tuesday Results And The Race For The Presidential Nominations (03/02/16) [1hr]
*DR | Environmental Outlook: Concerns About The Unique Warming Trends In The Pacific Ocean (03/02/16) [1hr]
Climate change, El Nino, cyclical warming trends, and an unusual warm water zone off North America may all be playing a role in the above-average temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. For this month's Environmental Outlook: a look at how these phenomena interact, and effects on marine life, coral reefs, and storm patterns.
TRNN | Bhaskar Sunkara discuss: Sanders Wins Four States, No "Knock Out" for Clinton (03/01/16) [20:42]
TRNN | Frances Fox Piven & James Early discuss: Trump Dominates Super Tuesday by Channeling Resentment (03/01/16) [29:25]
TRNN | Lawrence Brown & Robert Greene discuss: Loyalty to Obama Drives Black Voter Support for Clinton (03/01/16) [20:57]
*TRNN | Max Blumenthal: GOP Elite Prefer Losing the White House over a Trump Presidency (03/01/16) [18:12]
TYT | Why Student Debt Is So Important In This Election (03/01/16) [6:50]
RT | Keiser Report: 'Concrete Club' of Banking Sector (E882) (03/01/16) [25:45]
RT | CrossTalk: Washington Seethes (03/01/16) [24:36]
RoF | Democrats Have To Wake Up: Trump Could Easily Beat Hillary (03/01/16) [4:34]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | An Economic Hit Man Comes Clean (03/02/16) [12:27]
*ThomHartmann | What Happens When the Elites Collapse in Both Parties... (03/02/16) [6:17]
*ThomHartmann | Warning Signs: The World on the Brink of Another Great Recession (03/02/16) [10:51]
Aljazeera | Soft Power: The US and the Middle East (03/02/16) [47:19]
The American University of Beirut (AUB) was founded a century and a half ago and is the oldest university in Lebanon.It was established in December 1866 as the Syrian Protestant College. Since then, almost 65,000 students from around a hundred countries have graduated from AUB. This year, some 8,000 Arab men and women will study there.This film explores AUB, one of the leading academic institutions in the Middle East, and some of the ways its history has been interwoven with that of Lebanon itself. We explore the history of the American University of Beirut and whether it has played a role in US interests in Lebanon and the Middle East since its founding nearly 150 years ago.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

03.02.2016. 13:42

Tuesday March 01, 2016
News Articles

What You Need To Know About Super Tuesday
HP| Daniel Marans | 03/01/16

Super Tuesday is a Tuesday in the presidential primary election season in which the largest number of states hold their primaries or caucuses.

This year's Super Tuesday takes place on Tuesday, March 1.

The Super Tuesday election day typically features at least a dozen contests, which makes it likely that a candidate who performs well on Super Tuesday will go on to secure the nomination. ... Read more
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"The Others Are Worse Than Hitler" A Middle-American Couple Explain Why They're Voting For Trump
ZeroHedge | author | 03/01/16

With Super Tuesday upon us, it appears no matter what the establishment throws at Donald Trump, nothing seems to stick and reduce his core support's enthusiasm. Many on 'the other side' are unable to comprehend this support and so Indianapolis residents Jon and Elsa Sands wrote to The FT to explain why they are voting for Trump...

Sir, My wife and I are affluent Americans with postgraduate degrees. We are socially liberal and fiscally mildly conservative. We are not the sans-culottes you see as the prototypical Trump voter. We are well aware of his vulgarity and nous deficiency yet we contemplate voting for him. Why? ... Read more

Don't Assume Conservatives Will Rally Behind Trump
fivethirtyeight.com | Nate Silver | 03/01/16

If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination, he'll have undermined a lot of assumptions we once held about the GOP. He'll have become the nominee despite neither being reliably conservative nor being very electable, supposedly the two things Republicans care most about. He'll have done it with very little support from "party elites" (although with some recent exceptions like Chris Christie). He'll have attacked the Republican Party's three previous candidates -- Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush -- without many consequences. If a Trump nomination happens, it will imply that the Republican Party has been weakened and is perhaps even on the brink of failure, unable to coordinate on a plan to stop Trump despite the existential threat he poses to it. ... Read more

*Journeyman Pictures
I have always liked Journeyman's collection of videos, because of their quality and the topics they expose. In the past they have been unavailable to publish. Now they seem to be available and I hope to use them to help support important topics. The wars/issues in the Middle East are very complex and each of us should try to get as much reliable information as we can and from as many different perspectives as p0ssible!
Journeyman Pictures | Uncovering Saudi Arabia's Suppressed Shia Uprisings (more current) [26:19]
Journeyman Pictures | How Saudi Arabia Financed Global Terror (2003) [23:44]
Journeyman Pictures | House of Saud - Saudi Arabia (2002) [24:19]
Empire Files
TRNN | The Real House of Saud - Saudi Arabia's Oil-For-Tyranny (10/03/15) [27:11]

China Faces 15 Trillion Bombshell As Shadow Banking Sector Collapses
ZeroHedge | author | 03/01/16

WMPs (wealth management product) are part and parcel of Beijing's sprawling shadow banking complex which, until 2014 that is, helped pump trillions of yuan into China's economy and shouldered the burden when it came to propping up the most important economy on the planet.

But WMPs are dangerous. In fact, we flagged them as an 8 trillion black swan back in August on the way to asking what would happen if China's shadow banking sector were to collapse altogether.

... This is a very real threat to the Chinese banking sector. The multifarious nature of the space's liabilities makes it virtually impossible for anyone to assess what the embedded risks are. As we first documented last summer, some 40% of credit risk is carried off balance sheet and that figure might well have grown recently, especially considering mid-tier bank's propensity to extend new credit through new cateogries of channel loans that are classified as "investments" and "receivables" ... Read more

The Two-Party Illusion
ZeroHedge | author | 03/01/16

The Great Illusion of the two-party system is that it allows the voter a choice -- usually between a liberal and a conservative government. The reality is that, whichever party wins the election, the government is, in truth, a totalitarian one. The "choice" is a mere distraction from the true objective. ... Read more

More News
  1. Trump, Clinton poised for big wins on Super Tuesday (Reuters)
  2. U.S. Index Futures Signal Equities to Rebound After Monthly Drop (BBG)
  3. Barclays Plummets as Bank Slashes Dividend in Plan to Shrink (BBG)
  4. Glencore Tumbles to Loss, Promises Accelerated Debt Reduction (WSJ)
  5. The Angry Americans: Trump, Sanders and the Aftershocks of 2008 (BBG)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, March 01 [10:55]
John Oliver
*HBO John Oliver | Gun Control (older) [6:40]
HBO John Oliver | Mental Health (10/14/15) [11:54]
*DR | A Patchwork Of Economic Recovery And What It Means For The Presidential Race In 2016 (03/01/16) [1hr]
The national unemployment rate is at its lowest level since the end of the Great Recession, but some areas have not seen a strong recovery. The most distressed zip codes in America and why unemployment has not returned to pre-recession levels in more than half the states.
*DR | What Record Low Oil Prices Mean For The Global Economy, Geopolitics And Climate Change (03/01/16) [1hr]
Oil prices have fallen by 70% in two years and U.S. crude supplies are at record levels. What the ongoing oil glut means for the global economy, geopolitics and efforts to limit carbon emissions.
TRNN | PERI's Robert Pollin and Thomas Herndon say: The 2016 Elections Will be Pivotal in the Fight Against Climate Change (03/01/16) [6:39]
*TRNN | Iranian Elections: A Blow to Hardliners As New Fault Lines in Iranian Politics Emerge (03/01/16) [10:59]
TYT | Bernie Sanders Starts To Take The Gloves Off (03/01/16) [12:40]
TYT | Melissa Harris-Perry Officially Parts Ways With MSNBC (03/01/16) [10:43]
RoF | Why Is Bernie The Only Candidate Discussing Environmental Issues? (03/01/16) [2:17]
RoF | Nomi Prins Discusses: There's Only One Presidential Candidate Wall Street Can't Buy (02/05/16) [10:33]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
Aljazeera | People and Power - Syria: Under Russia's fist (02/27/16) [25:00]
Since September 30, 2015 Russia has been carrying out air strikes in Syria in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. The campaign has been relentless and growing in intensity, with Russian jets flying 444 combat sorties against more than 1,500 targets between February 10 and 16 alone.

Moscow insists these attacks have only been aimed at fighters from ISIL and other "terrorist groups" such as al-Nusra Front. But monitoring groups, including the Violations Documentation Center and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, say thousands of non-combatants have also been killed or wounded. Amnesty International and others have said the bombings may be war crimes. Indeed, Amnesty has also cited consistent reports of second bombardments from planes returning to kill and injure rescue workers, paramedics and civilians attempting to evacuate the wounded and the dead from earlier raids.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

03.01.2016. 10:30

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