Home · News · News Dec 2014
Wednesday December 31, 2014
News Articles

House Republicans move to contain fallout from Scalise, Grimm controversies
WashingtonPost | Ed O'Keefe | 12/30/14

Republican leaders moved forcefully on Tuesday to control the damage from a pair of scandals that have suddenly disrupted the party as it prepares to take full control on Capitol Hill.

In back-to-back moves, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) pushed out Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-N.Y.), who pleaded guilty last week to federal tax-evasion charges, and backed Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who acknowledged that he once ­addressed a white-supremacist group before coming to Congress. ... Read more

The 10 Best Night Sky Photos From The Department Of The Interior's Instagram Account
HP | author | date

We already know the Department of the Interior's Instagram game is on point, but these gorgeous shots of the night sky are something else.

The agency manages more than 500 million acres of public lands across the country -- more than enough space to find a perfect starscape. It may be winter, but there's still plenty to explore during the season at one of America's 59 national parks. ... For Great Photos

Turning Money Into Millions of Miniature Billboards
Ben & Jerry: All I want for Xmas... Is a Pocket Stamp! [1:42]
HP | Ben Cohen | 12/30/14

Today we're witnessing the desecration of our Constitution in the United States. Supreme Court rulings such as Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC have allowed corporations and billionaires to spend their fortunes jockeying for power in our political system. The effect has been astoundingly harmful to our country's commitment to fair elections and democratic values. It has resulted in a government that is more responsive to the wealthy elite than to the many.

We the people need to fight back. The Stamp Stampede is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit grassroots organization dedicated to a form of monetary jiu jitsu: using money to get big money out of politics. There are now over 30,000 Stampeders who have purchased rubber stamps in order to revamp their bills with messages like "Not To Be Used For Buying Elections" and "Corporations Are Not People." Every bill is seen by approximately 875 people per year. Together we're making millions of impressions to create a mass visual demonstration of support for reasonable reforms to take back our government. ... Read more
StampStampede.org website

The Cartel: How BP Got Insider Tips Through a Secret Chat Room
Bloomberg | Liam Vaughan | 12/29/14

... An hour away by train, in London's financial district, the lake's owners ply their trade. Wharf Pool was purchased for about 250,000 pounds ($388,000) in 2012 by Richard Usher, the former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) trader at the center of a global investigation into corruption in the foreign-exchange market, and Andrew White, a currency trader at oil company BP Plc. (BP/)

With revenue of almost $400 billion last year and operations in about 80 countries, BP trades large quantities of currency each day. Traders at the company regularly received valuable information from counterparts at some of the world's biggest banks -- including tips about forthcoming trades, details of confidential client business and discussions of stop-losses, the trigger points for a flurry of buying or selling -- according to four traders with direct knowledge of the practice. ...

... "The Cartel" that was set up by Usher and included dealers at JPMorgan, Citigroup Inc. (C), Barclays Plc and UBS Group AG. (UBSN). ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, December 31 [12:13]
*DN | Pope Francis Calls for Action on Climate Change & Capitalism as Planet "Exploited by Human Greed" (12/31/14) [13:21]
DN | "The Great Reformer": Pope Francis Biographer on How Pontiff Became Star Diplomat & Voice for Change (12/31/14) [16:31]
*DN | At End of Warmest Year on Record, "Alternative Nobel" Winner Bill McKibben Urges Action on Climate (12/31/14) [12:44]
*TRNN | Larry Wilkerson: Israel, Iran, and ISIS - U.S. Policy Towards Syria is Wrong says Wilkerson (12/31/14) [10:52]
*TRNN | Environmental journalist Dahr Jamail recaps: The Top 3 Climate Change Stories of 2014 (12/31/14) [6:59]
TRNN | Mr. Finkelstein on self-deception and the collapse of his identity, Part 3 (12/31/14) [20:30]
TYT | Comcast Gives Lawmakers Something Customers NEVER Get (12/31/14) [4:33]
TYT | Transgender Teenage Takes Her Own Life Because of Bullying (12/31/14) [8:17]
Robert Reich
TYT | Robert Reich's 2014 year in review (12/31/14) [2:40]
Click picture to zoom in

12.31.2014. 15:52

Tuesday December 30, 2014
News Articles

The $9 Trillion US Dollar Carry Trade Blew Up Oil, Russia, and Brazil... What's Next?
ZeroHedge | author | 12/29/14

As we have emphasized repeatedly, Oil's crash is being misinterpreted by many investors. When it comes to Oil, OPEC matters, as does Oil Shale, production cuts, geopolitical risk, etc. However, the reality is that all of these are minor issues against the MAIN STORY: the $9 TRILLION US Dollar carry trade.

Drilling for Oil, producing Oil, transporting Oil... all of these are extremely expensive processes. Which means... unless you have hundreds of millions (if not billions) of Dollars in cash lying around... you're going to have to borrow money.

Borrowing US Dollars is the equivalent of shorting the US DOLLAR. If the US Dollar rallies, then your debt becomes more and more expensive to finance on a relative basis. There is a lot of talk of the "Death of the Petrodollar," but for now, Oil is priced in US Dollars. In this scheme, a US Dollar rally is Oil negative.

Oil's collapse is predicated by one major event: the explosion of the US Dollar carry trade. Worldwide, there is over $9 TRILLION in borrowed US Dollars that has been ploughed into risk assets. Energy projects, particularly Oil Shale in the US, are one of the prime spots for this. But it is not the only one. Economies that are closely aligned with commodities (all of which are priced in US Dollars) are getting demolished too.

Just about everything will be hit as well. Most of the "recovery" of the last five years has been fueled by cheap borrowed Dollars. Now that the US Dollar has broken out of a multi-year range, you're going to see more and more "risk assets" (read: projects or investments fueled by borrowed Dollars) blow up. Oil is just the beginning, not a standalone story. ...

And that's assuming NO increased leverage from derivative usage.
Click picture to zoom in
Click picture to zoom in
Read more

World's 400 Wealthiest Add $92 Billion In 2014 As Alibaba Surges
Bloomberg | Peter Newcomb | date

The richest people on Earth got richer in 2014, adding $92 billion to their collective fortune in the face of falling energy prices and geopolitical turmoil incited by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The net worth of the world's 400 wealthiest billionaires on Dec. 29 stood at $4.1 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the planet's richest.

The biggest gainer was Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA), China's largest e-commerce company. Ma, a former English teacher who started the Hangzhou-based company in his apartment in 1999, added $25.1 billion to his fortune, riding a 56 percent surge in the company's shares since its September initial public offering. Ma, 50, with a $28.7 billion fortune, briefly passed Li Ka-shing as Asia's richest person. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, December 30 [10:17]
*DN | As American Captives Die While Others Walk Free, Is US Hostage Policy Costing Citizens' Lives? (12/30/14) [11:11], Part 2 [16:01]
*DN | Did the White House Abandon a U.S. Hostage in Syria? Inside the Secret Bid to Free Peter Kassig (12/30/14) [11:06]
*TRNN | Larry Wilkerson: What are U.S. Objectives in Weakening Russia's Economy? (12/30/14) [7:29]
Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the "tactical strength and strategic weakness" of Putin in Ukraine and whether the West is trying to turn Russia into another "Greece".
*TRNN | Mr. Finkelstein talks about his Holocaust survivor parents and their influence in the formation of his early identity (12/30/14) [19:31]
BBC Newsnight
BBC | Noam Chomsky: still going strong at 85 - Newsnight (11/26/14) [8:16]
Note: I don't know why BBC cut this interview short, there was obviously a lot more to the topic. But Professor Noam Chomsky is very prolific and all you have to do is search YouTube.com for all his many speeches.
TYT | The Interview Breaks Records With Unconventional Release (12/29/14) [3:22]
TYT | CNN Misses The Point Completely On Missing Plane Coverage (12/29/14) [2:33]
TYT | Neil deGrasse Tyson Angers Christians with Christmas Tweets (12/30/14) [5:49]
Ring of Fire
RingOfFire | The Geopolitical Dangers of Falling Oil Prices (12/29/14) [3:57]
I have mixed feelings on this interview. I think Mike Papantonio was trying to make a point that we shouldn't try to screw other nations, and to my dismay I think Ed cut him off.
RingOfFire | What Can You Get When You Buy A Politician? (12/29/14) [8:14]
Ring of Fire (12/21/14) [56:30]
  1. 00:45 - "Koch Brothers More Powerful Than You Think." Howard Nations will tell us about the Koch brothers' new plan to increase their influence over American politics. #KochProblem
  2. 10:31 - "What Can You Get When You Buy A Politician?" David TeSelle will explain the return on investment that corporations receive when they buy politicians. #BuyingCongress
  3. 19:07 - "The History of Corporate Fraud." Mike Papantonio and Bobby Kennedy will discuss some of the biggest cases of corporate fraud against the government, and how whistleblowers help keep these corporations accountable.
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.
Climate Change
Arctic Death Spiral and the Methane Time Bomb () [1:11:11]
The Big Bang Theory - Best Scenes of Amy Farrah Fowler
From Blossom to Big Bang Theory, the 38-year-old Bialik has been charming viewers for 25 years. But while she got absolutely zilch in terms of Emmys love for playing the beloved Blossom Russo, the Academy has warmed up to her portrayal of neurobiology nerd Amy Fowler on Bang
The Big Bang Theory - Best of Amy & Sheldon [58:53]

12.30.2014. 12:04

Monday December 29, 2014
News Articles

The Republican's Magical Mystery Tour (Starting Next Week)
HP | Robert Reich | 12/28/14

According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, current director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections.

Dynamic scoring is the magical-mystery math Republicans have been pushing since they came up with supply-side "trickle-down" economics.

It's based on the belief that cutting taxes unleashes economic growth and thereby produces additional government revenue. Supposedly the added revenue more than makes up for what's lost when Congress hands out the tax cuts.

Dynamic scoring would make it easier to enact tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, because the tax cuts wouldn't look as if they increased the budget deficit.

Incoming House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) calls it "reality-based scoring," but it's actually magical scoring -- which is why Elmendorf, as well as all previous CBO directors have rejected it.
Read more

What a Trillion Dollars Looks Like | National Debt
*Demonocracyinfo | US Debt in Physical $100 bills [2:10]

Presenting The $303 Trillion In Derivatives That US Taxpayers Are Now On The Hook For
ZeroHedge | author | 12/12/14

Courtesy of the Cronybus(sic) last minute passage, government was provided a quid-pro-quo $1.1 trillion spending allowance with Wall Street's blessing in exchange for assuring banks that taxpayers would be on the hook for yet another bailout, as a result of the swaps push-out provision, after incorporating explicit Citigroup language that allows financial institutions to trade certain financial derivatives from subsidiaries that are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, explicitly putting taxpayers on the hook for losses caused by these contracts. ... Read more

Click picture to zoom in - Derivatives and Bank Exposures (2014)
Click to zoom - for Larger Image

How US Banks Are Lying About Their European Exposure; Or How Bilateral Netting Ends With A Bang, Not A Whimper
ZeroHedge | author | old, 11/01/11

... Which explains why the banks are if not lying, then taking advantage of a gullible public to misrepresent their exposure by as much as a factor of ten!

Five banks -- JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and Citigroup Inc. (C) -- write 97 percent of all credit-default swaps in the U.S., according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The five firms had total net exposure of $45 billion to the debt of Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy, according to disclosures the companies made at the end of the third quarter. Spokesmen for the five banks declined to comment for this story. ...

... With banks on both sides of the Atlantic using derivatives to hedge, potential losses aren’t being reduced, said Frederick Cannon, director of research at New York-based investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.:

“Risk isn’t going to evaporate through these trades,” Cannon said. “The big problem with all these gross exposures is counterparty risk. When the CDS is triggered due to default, will those counterparties be standing? If everybody is buying from each other, who’s ultimately going to pay for the losses?” ... Read more

Click picture to zoom in - Derivatives and Bank Exposures (2011)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, December 29 [10:25]
*DN | The Afghan War is Not Over: U.S. Ends 13-Year Combat Mission, But 10,000+ Troops Continue the Fight (12/29/14) [12:23]
*DN | The Worst Narco-State in History? After 13-Year War, Afghanistan’s Opium Trade Floods the Globe (12/29/14) [12:40]
Bill Moyers | American Indians Confront “Savage Anxieties” (12/26/14) [25:25]
Earlier this month, as part of the $585 billion defense bill for 2015, Congress passed a measure that would give lands sacred to American Indians in Arizona to a foreign company. The deal gives the Australian-English mining firm Rio Tinto 2,400 acres of the Tonto National Forest in exchange for several other parcels so it can mine a massive copper deposit. ... Read more
John Oliver
John Oliver | John Oliver: New Year's Eve (12/29/14) [3:44]
*TRNN | Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss: US/Saudi Oil Play Is Economic Warfare (12/29/14) [10:17]
Lawrence Wilkerson says the target of low oil prices is Russia and Iran, throwing their economies into turmoil and opening their doors to sovereign raiders.
TRNN | U.S. Midterm Election Voter Turnout at Pre-Civil War Level (12/27/14) [14:15]
TYT | This Wealth Gap Chart Is Absolutely Insane (12/27/14) [7:29]
Click to zoom - for Larger Image

TYT | Negative Tax Rates For The Biggest Companies That YOU Pay For (12/27/14) [6:54]
TYT | Does Military Intervention Lead To Corruption? The Most Corrupt Countries In The World (12/27/14) [2:08]
Thom Hartmann
Unequal Protection by Thom Hartmann [1:29]
Thom Hartmann on "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America -- and What We Can Do to Stop It"
What Ben & Jerry Are Up To
Ben & Jerry: All I want for Xmas... Is a Pocket Stamp! [1:42]
StampStampede.org website
Handy Dandy Pocket Guide to Stamping.pdf
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
Extra videos that I found interesting.

12.29.2014. 11:49

Wednesday December 24, 2014
News Articles

The Destruction Of The Middle Class Is Nearing The Final Stages
ZeroHedge | author | 12/24/14

The events of the past few months seem astounding when taken in all at once. The plan to destroy the U.S. dollar and the American middle class is moving at an ever increasing speed.

  1. At the recent G20 meeting the nations agreed that bank deposits would no longer be considered money.
  2. The spending bill just passed by congress makes the American taxpayer responsible for any derivatives loses that banks may suffer.
  3. And if you don't think there is any danger of a banking crisis in America you may want to keep in mind that the Treasury Dept. has recently ordered $200k worth of 72 hr emergency kits for dispersion to every major bank in America.
  4. New legislation now gives pension plans the ability to cut benefits to pensioners in the future making the future welfare of these people uncertain.
  5. The sanctions being placed on Russia are beginning to destabilize the world in many ways.
  6. Yada, yada, yada
Read more

Elizabeth Warren's real beef with Antonio Weiss: What her fight against him is actually about
Salon | David Dayen | 12/23/14

The nominee to a key Treasury position is part of a larger affront to America's middle class. Here's why

The Senate adjourned last week without dealing with the nomination of Antonio Weiss for Treasury Department undersecretary for domestic finance, the No. 3 position in the agency. Weiss' nomination has sparked a backlash among progressive Democrats, particularly Sen. Elizabeth Warren, largely because of his two-decade career making international merger deals at the boutique investment bank Lazard.

Warren believes that Weiss not does carry the necessary experience for the Treasury position, which oversees many elements of financial reform. She also believes that continually plucking top government officials out of Wall Street closes off alternative perspectives and ensures policies favorable to their interests ... Read more

That's rich! Why so many wealthy Americans think they're middle class
Salon | David Sarota | 12/21/14

By Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's reckoning, being a millionaire does not constitute living high above the ranks of ordinary people. Lew said last week that back when he was in the private sector enjoying six- and seven-figure pay packages, "My own compensation was never in the stratosphere."

Lew made that pronouncement as he sought to defend President Barack Obama's embattled Treasury undersecretary nominee Antonio Weiss from charges that as a financial executive, he is out of touch with the interests of regular people. Lew was seeking to cast his own lot with the ranks of ordinary Americans at a time of growing economic inequality. But in doing so, Lew shed light on a uniquely American phenomenon -- the tendency of extraordinarily rich people to cast themselves as everyday members of the middle class. ... Read more

PLEASE, no more Bushs, no more Clintons!! This is a Democracy, not a Dynasty. Lets choose someone that isn't beholden to Wall Street.

"The nuts hated him": How the Bush dynasty -- and its evolution -- explains America
Salon | Jeff Smith | 12/20/14/span>

Jeb Bush's announcement of a presidential campaign exploratory committee -- and the gauntlet immediately thrown down by movement conservatives -- might sound familiar to longtime political observers. But this is not merely because of its similarity to obstacles overcome by John McCain or Mitt Romney. It's because the reception was nearly identical to that his own father received 51 years ago when he announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Indeed, the modern Republican Party's evolution can be traced along the branches of the Bush family tree, as the ambitions of Bush men compelled a perpetual repositioning to appeal to the party's activist base. ... Read more

Even More News
  1. Russia says NATO turning Ukraine into 'frontline of confrontation' (Reuters)
  2. Oil Drillers Under Pressure to Scrap Rigs to Cope With Downturn (BBG)
  3. Demonstrators Defy NYC Mayor's Call to Suspend Police Protests (BBG)
  4. U.S. to send more private contractors to Iraq (Reuters)
  5. ISIS Shoots Down Jet From U.S.-Led Coalition, Syrian Monitors Say (NYT)
  6. Russians Race to Secure Mortgages Before Costs Spiral (BBG)
  7. Abe Brings in Former Soldier Nakatani as Defense Minister (BBG)
  8. At Coke, Newest Flavor Is Austerity (WSJ)
  9. Fear and retribution in Xi's corruption purge (Reuters)
  10. UBS Raises Flag on China's $1 Trillion Overseas Debt Pile (BBG))
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, December 24 [7:45]
DN | Ferguson, NYC, Milwaukee: Protests Erupt After Officer Cleared in Killing of Unarmed Dontre Hamilton (12/24/14) [16:19]
DN | Will Guantánamo Ever Close? U.S. Frees More Prisoners, But Dozens Remain Behind Bars (12/24/14) [10:01]
DN | A Nightmare Taxi Ride: Oregon Veterinarian Jailed in East Timor After Sharing Car with Drug Peddler (12/24/14) [14:25]
TRNN | Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss whether empire abroad requires brutal methods and eroding rights at home (12/24/14) [14:08]
TRNN | Christmas, Charity, and the Revolutionary Jesus (12/24/14) [31:16]
Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay.
TRNN | Norman Finkelstein: Is Israel Unfairly Held to a Higher Standard? (12/24/14) [23:35]
Norman Finkelstein and Paul Jay discuss a full-page ad in the NYT that says Israel is condemned by liberals for human rights violations while it defends gay rights, and less is said about the persecution of gays by Iran, Hamas and ISIS.
TYT | How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100? The Answer May Surprise You (12/23/14) [5:03]
TYT | Darrell Issa Report on the IRS Reveals Surprising Results (12/23/14) [4:22]
TYT | Michael Grimm Convicted But Still In Congress (12/23/14) [6:40]
TYT | D.A. McCulloch Knowingly Put a Liar on the Stand (12/23/14) [11:33]
TYT | Obviously, "Jihad On Cops" To Be Blamed On 'PigSharpton' & deBlasio (12/23/14) [6:44]
TYT | "The Interview" WILL Be In Theaters After All On Christmas Day (12/23/14) [4:10]

12.24.2014. 11:32

Tuesday December 23, 2014
News Articles

Russia Moves to Stave Off Panic Among Depositors After Rescuing Bank
Bloomberg | Ksenia Galouchko | 12/23/14

Lawmakers rushed legislation through the lower house of parliament today allowing the Deposit Insurance Agency to buy stakes in banks before they face bankruptcy proceedings to keep the system stable. While the ruble strengthened for a third day as the government told state-run exporters to sell foreign currency, it's still down 30 percent in three months. Standard & Poor's said today it may cut Russia's credit rating to junk in part because of concern about the banking system.

"Urgent measures are needed for the stabilization of the banking system to avoid a panic among the population and a run on banks," Vitaly Isakov, a money manager at Otkritie Asset Management in Moscow, said by e-mail. "There are fears about certain banks' ability to survive in the current situation." ... Read more

"Greatest Fools" Or "Smartest Men In The Room"?
ZeroHedge | author | 12/23/14

US Stocks are massively outperforming the rest of the world this year...

So why are expectations for GDP growth in the US now lower than the World...?

Click to zoom - for Larger Image

Oprah Interviews Beth Holloway: On Where Are They Now?
magazine | author | date

The man suspected of killing Natalee in 2005, Joran van der Sloot, has never been charged with her murder, but he is currently in prison for the 2010 murder of another young woman. Exactly five years to the day that Natalee disappeared (May 30), van der Sloot killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a Peru hotel room, under circumstances eerily similar to Natalee's case.

... "At that time that that was all happening, Joran had reached out [to me]," Beth says. "He was trying to extort money out of me, trying to sell me Natalee's remains, which... just shocks the conscious." Van der Sloot allegedly had offered to reveal the location of the teen's remains in exchange for $250,000. ...

... Despite serving a 28-year prison sentence, van der Sloot got married to a Peruvian woman in a prison ceremony in July and became a father when his wife gave birth less than three months later. ... Read more
Oprah | Beth Holloway: Where Are They Now? (12/21/14) [4:16]

Natural Gas Suggests $33 Oil
ZeroHedge | author | 12/23/14

In the last couple of months, the sharp reversion in oil prices has certainly caught the world's attention. While the majority of economists and analysts continue to expect incorrectly that falling oil prices are a positive input to economic growth, the reality is that it is not. The negative impact to economic growth from the decline in oil prices are quite considerable when you consider that almost 40% of all the jobs created since 2009 have been in energy related industries. While the economists and analysts are hopeful for a sharp recovery in oil prices, the current decline in oil prices is nothing more than a return to historical normalcy. ... Read more

Click to zoom - for Larger Image
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, December 23 [10:24]
*DN | Ex-Bush Official: U.S. Tortured Prisoners to Produce False Intel that Built Case for Iraq War (12/23/14) [9:29]
DN | Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell (12/23/14) [9:01]
DN | "The War to Start All Wars": Did U.S. Invasion of Panama 25 Years Ago Set Stage for Future Wars? (12/23/14) [6:38]
*DN | Weaponizing Health Workers: How Medical Professionals Were a Top Instrument in U.S. Torture Program (12/23/14) [19:55]
*TRNN | Lawrence Wilkerson: For Truth, Justice and the American Way, Part 1 (Replay) [10:15], Part 2 [8:26], Part 3 [10:14], Part 4 [9:53], Part 5 [17:32], Part 6 [9:50], Part 7 [10:43], Part 8 [8:46]
*TRNN | Lawrence Wilkerson: Who Makes US Foreign Policy?Part 1 [21:22], Part 2 [17:47], Part 3 [17:47]
There are idiots on both sides, North Korea, i.e. Kim Jong Un, and United States, i.e. Lindsey Graham. Are we going to allow them to drag us into another senseless conflict?? Lets always keep a vigilant eye on ignorant people and move on.
TYT | Right-wing Bangs War Drums After Sony Hacking (12/22/14) [6:28]
TYT | Sony Hackers Rickroll The FBI. North Korea Demands Investigation (12/22/14) [8:59]
TYT | Evil Billionaire Says He's 'A Social Liberal' (12/20/14) [6:31]
TYT | Hypocrisy In Media Coverage Of Police Killings (12/22/14) [5:16]
TYT | Disgusting Pastor Has "Discovered" A Cure For AIDs (12/22/14) [5:12]

12.23.2014. 13:22

<< First < Previous [1 / 5] Next > Last >>
Get Our Newsletter
* Email Address:
* Pref Format:
* Type code:

Email marketing
Special Interest

On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists attacked the Unites States. They hijacked four airplanes in mid-flight. The terrorists flew two of the planes into two skyscrapers at the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact caused the buildings to catch fire and collapse. Another plane destroyed part of the Pentagon (the U.S. military headquarters) in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Officials believe that the terrorists on that plane intended to destroy either the White House or the U.S. Capitol. Passengers on the plane fought the terrorists and prevented them from reaching their goal. In all, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks.
Economy, Wall Street and Banksters

Wall Street and Banksters

Wall Street is an eight-block-long street running roughly northwest to southeast from Broadway to South Street, at the East River, in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial services industry (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or New York-based financial interests.
Intelligence Agencies/Deep State?

Intelligence Agencies/Deep State?

An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives. Means of information gathering are both overt and covert and may include espionage, communication interception, cryptanalysis,.
The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone & Petere Kuznick

The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone & Petere Kuznick | 2014 | 10 Episodes

Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham cowrote the script. It covers "the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America's global role since the fall of Communism." Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes.
Kuznick Interviews

Kuznick Interviews

Historian Peter Kuznick says Eisenhower called for decreased militarization, then Dulles reversed the policy; the Soviets tried to end the cold war after the death of Stalin; crazy schemes involving nuclear weapons and the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba put the world of the eve of destruction - with host Paul Jay

The Untold History of the United States by Kuznick, Peter.mobi | Book | 6.99 MB
China Valley of Tunnels

China Valley of Tunnels

A report written by a Georgetown University team led by Phillip Karber conducted a three-year study to map out Chinas complex tunnel system, which stretches 5,000 km (3,000 miles). The report determined that the stated Chinese nuclear arsenal is understated and as many as 3,000 nuclear warheads may be stored in the underground tunnel network.
The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides--Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations.

I'm looking for sponsors to financially help with this site.  If you might be interested please send me a message using the Contact form.


I am one of those "once" middle class, over 60, over educated, under-employed, semi retired, soon to be poor workers, that everyone is talking about. 
But I have a modest standard of living so I plan to give all extra donation, beyond my immediate needs, to several of my favorite charities.


News Pages
News February 2018
News January 2018
News December 2017
News November 2017
News October 2017
News September 2017
News August 2017
News July 2017
News June 2017
News May 2017
News April 2017
News March 2017
News February 2017
News January 2017
News December 2016
News November 2016
News October 2016
News September 2016
News August 2016
News July 2016
News June 2016
News May 2016
News April 2016
News March 2016
News February 2016
News January 2016
News December 2015
News November 2015
News October 2015
News September 2015
News August 2015
News July 2015
News June 2015
News May 2015
News April 2015
News March 2015
News February 2015
News January 2015
News December 2014
News November 2014
News October 2014
News September 2014
News August 2014
News July 2014
News June 2014
News May 2014
News April 2014
News March 2014
News February 2014
News January 2014
News December 2013
News November 2013
News October 2013
News September 2013
News August 2013
News July 2013
News June 2013
News May 2013
News April 2013
News March 2013
News February 2013
News January 2013
News December 2012
News November 2012
News October 2012
News September 2012
News August 2012
News July 2012
News June 2012
News May 2012
News April 2012
News March 2012
News February 2012
News January 2012
News December 2011