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Tuesday June 23, 2015
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Earth Has Entered First 'Mass Extinction' Since Dinosaurs, Study Warns
HP |Lydia O'Connor | 06/22/15

The Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction phase, a new study warns, and the time we have to avoid dramatic consequences is rapidly running out. Vertebrates -- which include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- are disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal, according the study published Friday in the journal Science Advances. The study, led by Stanford, Princeton and the University of California-Berkeley, stated the number of vertebrate species that have gone extinct in the last century normally take 800 to 10,000 years to disappear under natural extinction rates.

"These estimates reveal an exceptionally rapid loss of biodiversity over the last few centuries, indicating that a sixth mass extinction is already under way," the researchers wrote. The last such extinction was 65 million years ago, The Telegraph noted, when dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet. ... Read more

On TPP, Congress's Cat Burglars Are Pulling a Fast One
HP | Bill Moyers | 06/22/15

"With cat-like tread upon our foes we steal." So boasted Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance as they decided to try a little burglary for a change. And "steal" is the appropriate word. It's hardly a surprise that Republican congressional leaders and their cadre of Democratic allies spurred on by Barack Obama are resorting to a bagful of parliamentary tricks to put the Trans-Pacific Partnership on a "take it or leave it but you can't change it" fast-track to enactment by Tuesday.

No sooner had the first round gone to pro-democracy forces than Speaker Boehner -- forever remembered as the man who handed out tobacco lobby checks to members on the House floor -- promptly scheduled a new vote allowing time to bring pressure on naysayers. ... Read more

Corporations Win Again: Senate Passes Obamatrade Fast-Track Bill.

Making the Economy Work for the Many and Not the Few #11: Medicare Isn't the Problem; It's the Solution
Robert Reich | Robert Reich | 06/22/15

Again and again the upcoming election you'll hear conservatives claim that Medicare -- the health insurance program for America's seniors -- is running out of money and must be pared back. Baloney. Medicare isn't the problem. In fact, Medicare is more efficient than private health insurance.The real problem is that the costs of health care are expected to rise steeply.

Medicare could be the solution -- the logical next step after the Affordable Care Act toward a single-payer system. ... Read more
The Big Picture: The Medicare Solution (06/17/15) [2:21]

The Unspoken Tragedy In The Upcoming Greek Bailout
ZeroHedge | author | 06/23/15

Of this touted 35 billion euro in bailout funding which Greece finally admitted it will cross "red lines" to obtain, the country will be lucky to pocket a little over 3 billion euro. However, considering that is how much the Greek government has already extracted out of various public pensions and municipalities as part of its quasi-capital controls unrolled previously to preserve the illusion of solvency, after the hard fought "deal" finally is inked, the Greek population will be left with... 0 euro!!! Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, June 23 [9:08]
*DN | "Perpetrator Has Been Arrested, But Killer is Still at Large": Calls Rise to Remove Confederate Flag (06/23/15) [17:24]
*DN | Domestic Terrorism: From the Charleston Massacre to 1964 Slaying of Mississippi Civil Rights Workers (06/23/15) [9:23]
*TRNN | Robert Scheer: Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon, Part 4 (06/22/15) [17:54]
TRNN | alvatore Babones: Sixteen Proposals for Effective Solutions in '16, Part 1 (06/23/15) [18:46]
TYT | Republicans Awash In White Supremacist Money (06/22/15) [10:29]
TYT | Dylann Roof And Michael Slager Are Neighbors In Jail (06/22/15) [7:29]
TYT | Erick Erickson Blames Charleston Massacre On Caitlyn Jenner (06/22/15) [6:50]
Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV (06/22/15) [29:00]
  1. Private prisons have a disastrous record when it comes to safety, but their record for prison escapes is even worse -- we'll bring you the details.
  2. The fossil fuel industry has poured $125 million into climate change denial in the last three years, but that money is no longer enough to sway public opinion.
  3. And Donald Trump has officially hit a new low by paying people to attend his presidential launch event -- more details on that in tonight's Backstory.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying The Planet (Six Massive Extinction) (06/23/15) [4:20]
*ThomHartmann | How Is Roof's Manifesto Different From Isis Recruiting? (06/23/15) [11:26]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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06.23.2015. 11:57

Monday June 22, 2015
News Articles

This How We Should Actually Punish Bank Felons
TruthDig & Robert Reich | Robert Reich | 06/22/15

What exactly does it mean for a big Wall Street bank to plead guilty to a serious crime? Right now, practically nothing.

But it will if California's Santa Cruz County has any say.

First, some background.

Five giant banks -- including Wall Street behemoths JPMorgan Chase and Citicorp -- recently pleaded guilty to criminal felony charges that they rigged the world's foreign-currency market for their own profit.

This wasn't a small heist. We're talking hundreds of billions of dollars worth of transactions every day.

The banks altered currency prices long enough for the banks to make winning bets before the prices snapped back to what they should have been.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch called it a "brazen display of collusion" that harmed "countless consumers, investors and institutions around the globe -- from pension funds to major corporations, and including the banks' own customers."

The penalty? The banks have agreed to pay $5.5 billion. That may sound like a big chunk of change, but for a giant bank it's the cost of doing business. In fact, the banks are likely to deduct the fines from their taxes as business costs.

The banks sound contrite. After all, they can't have the public believe they're outright crooks.

It's "an embarrassment to our firm, and stands in stark contrast to Citi's values," says Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat.

Values? Citigroup's main value is to make as much money as possible. Corbat himself raked in $13 million last year.

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon calls it "a great disappointment to us," and says "we demand and expect better of our people."

Expect better? If recent history is any guide -- think of the bank's notorious "London Whale" a few years ago, and, before that, the wild bets leading to the 2008 bailout -- JPMorgan expects exactly this kind of behavior from its people.

Which helped Dimon rake in $20 million last year, as well as a $7.4 million cash bonus. ...
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America's CEOs Now Make 303 Times More Than Their Workers
MotherJones | Jaeah Lee | 06/22/15

The US economy is rebounding for the nation's top income earners, but not for everyone else, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute. The study, published Sunday, finds that chief executives at the country's 350 biggest firms earned an average of $16.3 million in 2014, marking a 54.3 percent increase since 2009. Meanwhile, compensation for typical workers in the same industries as those CEOs fell 1.7 percent over the same time period.

"Those at the top of the income distribution, including many CEOs, are seeing a strong recovery, while the typical worker is still experiencing the detrimental effects of a stagnant labor market," the study authors, Lawrence Mishel and Alyssa Davis, found. ... Read more

Newsflash: Groundwater Running Out,
uprisingradio.org/ | author | 06/17/15

Two studies published by the American Geophysical Union today, have identified the most stressed ground water systems in the world. Researchers concluded that one-third of the biggest groundwater reserves are in serious trouble. The Arabian Aquifer System was the worst off -- a source of water for 60 million people. Closely following is the Indus Basin aquifer underneath northwestern India and Pakistan, followed by the Murzuk-Djado Basin in northern Africa. The water system under drought-stricken California also made the list but is not as stressed. The research is based on data from two NASA satellites that "measure dips and bumps in Earth's gravity, which is affected by the weight of water." The scientists worry that climate change and population growth will only exacerbate the problems. They ask the important question: "What happens when a highly stressed aquifer is located in a region with socioeconomic or political tensions that can't supplement declining water supplies fast enough?" - See more at: http://uprisingradio.org/home/2015/06/17/newsflash-groundwater-running-out-new-plan-for-tpa-sanders-and-trumps-candidacies/#sthash.YNUewzMd.dpuf ... Read more

Crossing The Event Horizon On 50 Years Of A Financially-Engineered Black Hole
ZeroHedge | author | 06/22/15

Nobody knows what will happen next in the struggle to wring some kind of debt repayment promises out of poor Greece. Without "restructuring" -- a virtual national bankruptcy proceeding -- there can be no plausible promises of repayment. Both sides seem to have exhausted their abilities to juke their way out. The European Union and its wing-men at the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) can only pretend to kick that fabled can down the road because it has turned into a cement-filled 50-gallon drum. The Greek government can only pretend to further dismantle its civil service and pension systems lest angry citizens toss it out and replace it with a new government, perhaps an ugly and pugnacious one made up of Golden Dawn party Nazis. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, June 22 [11:01]
DN | Exclusive: Green Party's Jill Stein Announces She Is Running for President on Democracy Now! (06/22/15) [13:09]
DN | Dylann Roof's White Supremacist Views, Links to Hate Group Revealed After Charleston Church Massacre (06/22/15) [13:54]
John Oliver
*HBO | John Oliver: Online Harassment (06/21/15) [16:49]
Middle East | Iraq in Particular
I like Vice videos because they actually talk to the common people of the country (topic) they are covering. Look at the summary I posted and then if you are interested look at the full video.
*Vice | In Saddam's Shadow: Baghdad 10 Years After the Invasion (Summary) [4:00]
Vice | In Saddam's Shadow: Baghdad 10 Years After the Invasion (03/22/13) [27:38]
BBC | Daylight Robbery: What Happened to the $23billion? (older,2008) [58:32]
TRNN | Pope Francis Goes Green, Balancing Science and Religion, Part 2 (06/22/15) [14:14]
TRNN | Ukraine gets debt reduction and additional loans from IMF, Greece gets further squeezed, this is a despicable demonstration of the geo-strategic games being played (06/22/15) [13:41]
TYT | The Most Dangerous Cops On The Planet Live In... (06/21/15) [8:44]
*TYT | TPP Grants Banks Terrifying Secret Powers. (06/21/15) [8:30]
TYT | Rand Paul's Huge Gift To The Wealthy (06/21/15) [5:02]
RT | CrossTalk: Whose propaganda should we be worried about? (06/22/15) [35:30]
RT | Keiser Report: Craft beer & crowdfunding (E772) (06/18/15) [24:16]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | NSA surveillance Shorts... (06/19/15) [6:52]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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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.
Operation Desert Storm: "Winds of the Storm" 1993 US Air Force First Gulf War () [37:26]
The Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 -- 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 -- 28 February 1991) commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War, was a war waged by a UN-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

06.22.2015. 10:47

Friday June 19, 2015
News Articles
Brunch with Bernie
ThomHartmann | Brunch with Bernie (06/18/15) [31:08]

The Fed is Now Officially in VERY Serious Trouble
ZeroHedge | author | 06/19/15

The market action of the last 24 hours can be summated as thus:

The Fed didn't raise rates, so the US Dollar fell and all risk rallied hard.

The fact the Fed didn't raise rates is not important. Interest rates have not been at zero for six years. And the last real period of tightening ended in 2006, nearly a full decade ago.

In the simplest of terms, for the Fed not to be raising rates is not interesting. What IS interesting is WHY the Fed is not raising rates.

Of course there are many reasons why: the economy is not strong enough to handle it, the Fed missed its chance to raise rates in 2011-2012, etc.

However, there is only one REAL reason why rates remain so low:

Actually it's $555 trillion reason: and they are derivatives based on interest rates.

That is not a typo. $555 trillion... as in an amount greater than 700% of global GDP.

This is the REAL issue with interest rates, NOT the economy. The Fed cannot and will not raise rates any significant amount without risking a Crisis that would make 2008 look like a picnic (the CDO market which caused 2008 was a mere $50-60 trillion in size by comparison).

This is why Ben Bernanke told a group of hedge fund managers behind closed doors "rates will not normalize in my lifetime." Rates CANNOT normalize because this would instantly implode the financial system.
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And that is how you get to where we are today: with a global bond bubble with over $555 trillion in derivatives trading based on it.

California Has Never Experienced A Water Crisis Of This Magnitude -- And The Worst Is Yet To Come
ZeroHedge | author | 06/19/15

Things have never been this dry for this long in the recorded history of the state of California, and this has created an unprecedented water crisis. At this point, 1,900 wells have already gone completely dry in California, and some communities are not receiving any more water at all. As you read this article, 100 percent of the state is in some stage of drought, and there has been so little precipitation this year that some young children have never actually seen rain. ... Read more
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Who Is Stoking The Trillion Dollar Student Debt Bubble?
ZeroHedge | author | 06/19/15

There's a very serious debate raging in America about whether it's appropriate for the federal government to forgive student loans. Some commentators rightfully assert that when it comes to federal loans made to students who attend public schools -- where, even if the education they receive doesn't exactly prepare them for the jobs market, graduation rates are at least respectable and the admissions process is not riddled with fraud -- personal responsibility should be taken into account and borrowers should be expected to pay off their debt.

The argument changes a bit when the conversation shifts to for-profit schools. In many cases, these institutions employ deceptive recruiting practices including falsified graduation and job placement rates to lure students who, once accepted, are encouraged to lie about their circumstances in order to maximize the amount of government aid they're eligible to receive. These schools live and die by federal student loans as around 90% of students pay for their 'education' with debt. And while the government (i.e. the taxpayer) keeps the doors open, CEOs (in many cases the schools are publicly traded) reap millions in compensation. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, June 19 [11:31]
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart | Jon Stewart Loses His Cool in a Gut-Wrenchingly Honest Monologue on the Charleston Shooting (06/18/15) [5:48]
Jon Stewart | Author and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai talks about the documentary "He Named Me Malala," which chronicles her experience as an advocate for girls' education. (06/18/15) [8:18]
*TRNN | Pope Francis Goes Green Balancing Science and Religion. Janet Redman and Blase Bonpane weighs in on this defining moment for the Catholic Church (06/19/15) [19:45]
TRNN | Efia Nwangaza discusses: People Congregated in Prayer After the Church Shooting in Charleston SC, But Were Dispersed Quickly Because of Bomb Threats (06/19/15) [10:21]
TRNN | Robert Scheer: Plundering Our Freedom with Abandon, Part 3 (06/19/15) [20:35]
TYT | Right-wing Terrorists Kill More Americans Than Islamic Extremists (06/18/15) [6:33]
TYT | Charleston Shooter Given Gun On 21st Birthday (06/18/15) [9:39]
TYT | Charleston Shooting Not Racially Motivated Conservatives Say (06/18/15) [19:32]
TYT | Donald Trump Paid Actors To Attend Rally (06/18/15) [5:02]
TYT | Donald Trump's Bullsh*t Speech Wasn't Politics, It Was Worse (06/18/15) [11:58]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Brunch with Bernie (06/18/15) [31:08]

06.19.2015. 10:15

Thursday June 18, 2015
News Articles

Charleston Church Shooting: 9 Dead At Historic Black Church
HP | Ed Mazza | 06/17/15

Nine people were shot to death by a white man at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, the Charleston Police Department confirmed at a news conference early Thursday.

Calling it "the worst night of my career," Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said the gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a prayer meeting and opened fire. Eight people were found dead at the scene. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died.

None of the victims has been named by police. However, State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford said the church's pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those killed, according to the Associated Press. ... Read more

Another Day, Another US Dollar Flash Crash
You know things are illiquid, turmoiling, insane, entirely non-human odd, when the world's reserve currency flash-crashes on a regular basis... Graph

Pope Francis Releases 'Laudato Si' Encyclical And Lays Out Moral Case For Addressing Climate Change
HP | Jaweed Kaleem | 06/18/15

In a highly anticipated papal letter released Thursday, Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide to make safeguarding the environment and battling climate change an urgent and top priority of the 21st century.

In the lengthy treatise, more broadly addressed to "every person" who lives on Earth, the pope lays out a moral case for supporting sustainable economic and population growth as part of the church's mission and humanity's responsibility to protect God's creation for future generations. While saying that there were natural causes to climate change over the earth's history, the letter also says in strong words that human activity and production of greenhouse gases are to blame. ... Read more

Greek Central Bank: "Greece will leave the European Union"
The Forecaster (trailer) [10:30]

THE FORECASTER is a feature documentary about Martin Armstrong a financial guru who used the number pi in the nineties to predict economic turning points with precision. With his secret knowledge Martin Armstrong predicted the exact date of the October crash in 1987, the decline of the dollar in 1986 and the Nikkei crash in 1989. He was named economist of the decade. The Japanese just called him Mr. YEN. When the FBI stormed his offices in 1999 forcing him to hand over his secret model a few weeks later he was incarcerated for seven years for contempt of court without a trial. Now Martin Armstrong is back -- released from prison after 12 years. He agreed to be the focal point of this movie - a piece on the Financial Crisis we are facing -- the Sovereign Debt Crisis.

The Forecaster | Martin Armstrong Use FXS4CAST14 as a discount code
Martin Armstrong The Stock Market Will Double By 2015 (05/29/15) [46:05]

Jeb Bush Slams Washington's Pampered Elites...But Enlists Them for His Campaign
MotherJones | AJ Vicens | 06/18/15

Jeb Bush launched his campaign on Monday with a sharp jab at the Washington establishment. "We don't need another president who merely holds the top spot among the pampered elites of Washington," huffed this member of a political dynasty that has often held power in DC. "We need a president willing to challenge and disrupt the whole culture in our nation's capital." Yet, as Bush embarks on his presidential bid, he has surrounded himself with Beltway insiders who have long been part of what he calls the "mess in Washington." Many of his advisers served in the presidential administrations of his father and brother. Others were senators and representatives. Of course, several are lobbyists. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for THursday, June 18 [9:30]
*DN | Pope Francis: "Bold Cultural Revolution" Needed to Save Planet from Climate Change & Consumerism (06/18/15) [11:12]
*DN | Massacre in Charleston: 9 Shot Dead at Historic Black Church, Police Search for White Gunman (06/18/15) [24:37]
Jon Stewart - Daily Show
Jon Stewart | Jon Stewart Still Can't Get Enough Trump Stupidity -- "Am I Dreaming"? (06/17/15) [10:44]
CP | Cops Eat Pot Edibles After Raiding Marijuana Dispensary (06/17/15) [1:02]
TRNN | Investigative journalist Gareth Porter: U.S. Counter-Terrorism and the Saudi-Turkish-Israeli Strategic Alliance to Overthrow Assad, Part 1 (06/18/15) [9:40]
TYT | GOP Attacks Pope Francis For Caring About The Planet (06/17/15) [6:08]
TYT | Snowden Smear Piece Sums Up Journalism's Sad State (06/17/15) [5:38]
TYT | Osama Bin Laden's Porn Stash Debunked By BroBible (06/17/15) [3:54]
TYT | Trump Speech Full Of Lies, Fibs And Flat Out Nonsense (06/17/15) [4:09]
RT | Keiser Report: Pick a pocket or two (E771) (06/16/15) [25:40]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | Rumble: Why The GOP is Supporting ObamaTrade (TPP)
ThomHartmann | The Greek Crisis - Is There a Way Forward? (06/17/15) [7:33]

06.18.2015. 12:12

Wednesday June 17, 2015
News Articles

Another Fed "Insider" Quits, Tells The Truth
ZeroHedge | author | 06/17/15

Once more, an "insider" from The Fed exposes the reality of an academic ivory tower clueless of the real financial markets. Former adviser to Dallas Fed's Dick Fisher, Danielle DiMartino Booth speaking in a CNBC interview slams The Fed for "allowing the [market] tail to wag the [monetary policy] dog," warning that "The Fed's credibility itself is at stake... they have backed themselves into a very tight corner... the tightest ever." ... Read more
ZH | Another Fed "Insider" Quits, Tells The Truth (06/17/15) [7:08]

It is high time central bankers acknowledge their complicity in enabling Congress to fiddle while the country burns. As was the case with the revelation that the Great Moderation was but a myth, it is crucial that our leaders retake the country's reins thus also bringing to an end the deeply damaging era of The Great Abdication.

TRNN | William K. Black | 06/14/15

My answer to the question I pose in my title is 'no.' The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is far from dead and can only be defeated by heroic efforts by a broad coalition of Americans dedicated to the interests of our Nation and its people and willing to pay the price to oppose the triumph of corporate interests. The focus of this column, however, is on the New York Times' coverage of Friday's vote on a key component of President Obama and the Republican leadership's efforts to make the TPP law. That focus requires some tangential discussion of the substantive arguments for and against TPP but I will minimize that discussion because I have explained previously in greater detail why I oppose the TPP and urge Americans to make our efforts to defeat it one of our highest priorities. ... Read more

The True Story of the Bilderberg Group

Delving into a world once shrouded in complete mystery and impenetrable security, this investigative report provides a fascinating account of the annual meetings of the world's most powerful people--the Bilderberg Group. Since its inception in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel in the small Dutch town of Oosterbeek, the Bilderberg Group has been comprised of European prime ministers, American presidents, and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all coming together to discuss the economic and political future of humanity. The working press has never been allowed to attend, nor have statements ever been released on the attendees' conclusions or discussions, which have ramifications on the citizens of the world. Using methods that resemble the spy tactics of the Cold War--and in several instances putting his own life on the line--the author did what no one else has managed to achieve: he learned what was being said behind the closed doors of the opulent hotels and has made it available to the public. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter and updated information on topics such as an earlier attempt to break up Canada and the portents of a North American union.

Bilderberg looks to the future but is stuck in the past
TheGuardian | Charlie Skelton | 06/15/15

... Equally anachronistic is the heavy-handed policing: the checkpoints, the armoured snowploughs, the harassment, the helicopter patrols with itchy-fingered cops. The obstinate refusal to engage in proper press relations. It's just a physical extension of Wolfensohn's 'I wasn't there ... I didn't attend'. A denial of reality, a denial of change: and it's no kind of long-term strategy. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, June 17 [8:31]
The Forecaster - Trailer (2014) [3:25]

MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial adviser, used the number pi to predict economic turning points with precision. When some big New York bankers asked him to join the club to help them to take over Russia, he refused to join the manipulation. A few days later the FBI stormed his offices accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi Scheme - an attempt to stop him talking about the real Ponzi Scheme of debts that the US has build up over the years and which he thinks starts to collapse after October 1, 2015, a major pi turning point he is predicting.

The story of finance whiz Martin Armstrong reads like a movie script: a man designs a model that can predict the future. He calculates developments in the world economy with eerie accuracy and even the outbreak of wars. Until the FBI is on his doorstep and he is sent to prison. A free man again, he shares his views on the financial crisis and offers his solutions to governments.
The Forecaster website
Infowars | Martin Armstrong: US Economy Collapse 2015-2016! Why An Economic Crash Is Coming! (06/13/15) [12:54]
I don't normally use Alex Jones videos, but I looked for other (current) sources and couldn't find much. The question is; how can a group of 150 of the most wealthiest, powerful people get together to strategies the worlds future... and do it all in complete secrecy!!
Secret Bilderberg Group Meeting Draws Powerful People (06/10/15) [1:35]
Bilderberg website
Bilderberg Wikipedia (article)
Review | The True Story of the Bilderberg Group by Daniel Estulin (article)
TRNN | Vijay Prashad, says: Israel's Foreign Ministry Report Says Attacks on Palestinian Children and Civilians Were "Legitimate" (06/17/15) [10:48]
TYT | Hillary's Bernie Problem Just Got WAY Worse (06/16/15) [7:44]
TYT | Donald Trump's Bullsh*t Speech Wasn't Politics, It Was Worse (06/16/15) [11:58]
RT | CrossTalk: Whose propaganda should we be worried about? (06/17/15) [24:15]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
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.

06.17.2015. 11:46

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