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Friday May 29, 2015
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News Organizations Grapple With 2016 Presidential Race In Which Everyone Is Running
HP | Michael Calderone | 05/28/15

It was Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Tuesday, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, and ex-New York Gov. George Pataki on Thursday. After the announcement-free Friday, the political media circus that already has traveled this week to Burlington, Vermont; Cabot, Pennsylvania; and Exeter, New Hampshire, will arrive Saturday in Baltimore, where former Maryland Gov, Martin O'Malley becomes the second Democratic challenger to Hillary Clinton.

... The ballooning field has placed news organizations in uncharted territory and forced upon them difficult editorial decisions. How do you cover a Republican race that could swell to 16 candidates? How do you distinguish between the newsworthiness and the side-show? ... Read more

Euronext Breaks: All Derivative, Currency Future Trading Halted
ZeroHedge | author | 05/29/15

Usually the market breaks don't take place until after the selling begins. Today, someone in Europe got triggerhappy, and as a result moments ago the Euronext broke. Or perhaps this is just another drill for the "big one".

SERVICES IMPACTED: Market Data, Trading

MARKET: Euronext Derivatives Markets

PRODUCT: Commodity Futures, Commodity Options, Currency Futures, Currency Options, Individual Equity Options Brussels, BEL20 Futures, PSI Futures, BEL20 Options, Index Dividend Futures, Single Stock Dividend Futures, Belgian Single Stock Futures

CATEGORY: Data issue

Due to a market data issue, trading has been halted on the BO,BF,FF,FO,MF,YF,YO,RF,ZF,ZO,SF exchanges until further notice.

As a consequence, all orders other than GTC's were removed from these products.

We are working to resolve this issue and we will provide an update as soon as possible regarding the expected pre-opening time and resumption of trading.

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America Has No Enemy More Lethal Than The Neocon
ZeroHedge | author | 05/29/15

Those men who wrote our Constitution made it perfectly intelligible to anyone who cared to read it. They also left some flexibility in its articles to ensure that as time passed and circumstances changed the document would remain viable as the indispensable protector of the republic they created and of the liberty of citizens. In recent decades, however, Americans have been treated to an endless stream of politicians, academics, lawyers, and pundits who describe the opaqueness of the Founder's Constitution and the need for "experts" to decipher or infer what the document means. But their words are lies, there are no such things as universal values. There is only one value common to all men in all times and that is the universal lust for gaining and exercising arbitrary power, and that power is exactly what the Jacobin/Neocon crowd is after. ... Read more

Who Stole the American Dream? by Hedrick Smith

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith's new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.

In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he took us inside Washington's corridors of power. Now Smith takes us across America to show how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America. As only a veteran reporter can, Smith fits the puzzle together, starting with Lewis Powell's provocative memo that triggered a political rebellion that dramatically altered the landscape of power from then until today.

This is a book full of surprises and revelations--the accidental beginnings of the 401(k) plan, with disastrous economic consequences for many; the major policy changes that began under Jimmy Carter; how the New Economy disrupted America's engine of shared prosperity, the "virtuous circle" of growth, and how America lost the title of "Land of Opportunity." Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from homeowners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America's economic growth.
More News
  1. Former House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges (Reuters)
  2. Blatter expected to win re-election despite soccer corruption scandal (Reuters)
  3. NYSE Looks to Ease Late-Day Pileup (WSJ)
  4. What Will Happen to a Generation of Wall Street Traders Who Have Never Seen a Rate Hike? (BBG)
  5. Japan spending slump casts doubt on central bank optimism (Reuters)
  6. Unclear rules, market volatility take toll on bank capital (Reuters)
  7. Greece Told Budget a Red Line for Creditors Venting at G-7 (BBG)
  8. The Economist Who Realized How Crazy We Are (Michael Lewis)
  9. Pimco Said to Have Considered Goldman's Cohn for Top Job (BBG)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, May 29 [8:29]
*DN | As GOP Candidates Question Climate Change, Texas & Oklahoma Hit by Devastating Floods Killing 23 (05/29/15) [19:06]
DN | The Enron of Sports: FIFA's Upheaval, from Corruption Arrests to Rising Death Toll in Qatar (05/29/15) [19:28]
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart Talks NSA with Rand Paul, Grills Him on GOP 'Idea of Religious Persecution' (05/26/15) [10:01]
*TRNN | Christian Appy: Vietnam Blood Bath to Prove America had "Balls", Part 3 (05/29/15) [21:30]
why-we-fight*Why We Fight by Eugene Jarecki (2005) [1:39:04]
TRNN | Professor Leo Panitch: Greece in Suspended Animation (05/29/15) [10:30]
TRNN | Climate science expert D. Raghunandan and climate activist Anjali Appadurai discuss: India's Heat Wave Fueled by Western & Indian Energy Policies (05/29/15) [16:09]
*TYT | Rand Paul: Republicans Are Responsible For ISIS (05/27/15) [8:55]
TYT | Does Finding A Fossil Change The Mind Of A Creationist? (05/28/15) [6:23]
TYT | Old Angry Grandpa Explains Why Liberals Are Everywhere (05/28/15) [6:31]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Who Stole the American Dream...and can we get it back? (05/28/15) [44:41]
ThomHartmann | Hedrick Smith on the State of the American Economy... (05/28/15) [3:59]
ThomHartmann | Caller: My Strategy for dealing with Fox News Addicts... (05/28/15) [2:01]
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05.29.2015. 10:25

Thursday May 28, 2015
News Articles

Why Baltimore Blew Up
RolingStone | Matt Taibbi | 05/26/15

It wasn't just the killing of Freddie Gray. Inside the complex legal infrastructure that encourages -- and covers up -- police violence

When Baltimore exploded in protests a few weeks ago following the unexplained paddy-wagon death of a young African-American man named Freddie Gray, America responded the way it usually does in a race crisis: It changed the subject.

Instead of using the incident to talk about a campaign of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of illegal searches and arrests across decades of discriminatory policing policies, the debate revolved around whether or not the teenagers who set fire to two West Baltimore CVS stores after Gray's death were "thugs," or merely wrongheaded criminals. ... Read more
*DN | Matt Taibbi: on Baltimore, Freddie Gray and How Legal System Covers Up Police Violence (05/21/15) [10:22]

India's Brutal Heat Wave Persists, Claiming Over 1,400 Lives.

Financial Insanity Grips The World
ZeroHedge | author | 05/28/15

Rare is the person who is a realist. We collectively live in a world of pretend and extend. Every one of us wants our present civilization to continue, though for countless millions the world has already turned upside down as unemployment has soared and war and terrorism proliferate. The very structure of life in our world is threatened because madmen have undermined the financial system through the creation of debt instead of wealth. We have collectively borrowed against our children's future until their very future is in doubt. ... Read more

Military "Accidentally" Sends Live Anthrax To 9 States Via FedEx
ZeroHedge | author | 05/28/15

A week after the 9/11 terrorists attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers in New York, letters laced with anthrax began to pop up across the US. By the end of November, 2001, 17 people had been hospitalized for anthrax exposure and five people were dead from inhalation. A subsequent FBI investigation pinned the entire ordeal on one Bruce Ivins who killed himself in 2008.

Fast forward to yesterday and 26 people are now being treated for exposure after live anthrax was sent via FedEx. The culprit: the US military. ... Read more

U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response
Reuter | David Alexander | 05/28/15

The release last week of the surveillance plane footage - showing dredgers and other ships busily turning remote outcrops into islands with runways and harbors - helps ensure the issue will dominate an Asian security forum starting on Friday attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as well as senior Chinese military officials.

... The meeting, the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, will be overshadowed by the tensions in the South China Sea, where Beijing has added 1,500 acres to five outposts in the resource-rich Spratly islands since the start of this year. ... Read more

On Patriot Act Renewal and USA Freedom Act: Glenn Greenwald Talks with ACLU’S Jameel Jaffer
firstlook.org/theintercept/ | Glenn Greenwald | 05/27/15

Even in the security-über alles climate that followed 9/11, the Patriot Act was recognized as an extreme and radical expansion of government surveillance powers. That’s why "sunset provisions" were attached to several of its key provisions: meaning they would expire automatically unless Congress renewed them every five years. But in 2005 and then again in 2010, the Bush and Obama administrations demanded their renewal, and Congress overwhelmingly complied with only token opposition from civil libertarians.

hat has all changed in the post-Snowden era. The most controversial provisions of the Patriot Act are scheduled to "sunset" on June 1, and there is almost no chance for a straight-up, reform-free authorization. ... Read more

John Oliver
The U.S. Just Charged A Bunch Of World Soccer Officials With Corruption. John Oliver Knew All Along.
HBO | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup (06/08/14) [13:13]
More News
  1. No change in Greek debt talks after another day of spin (Reuters)
  2. G-7 Weighs In on Greece as Government Told to Be Serious (BBG)
  3. FIFA Faces Mounting Pressure From Sponsors as Visa Threatens to End Deal (WSJ)
  4. U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response (Reuters)
  5. Japan Inc.'s $104 Billion Investor Payout Set to Surge (BBG)
  6. Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine (Reuters)
  7. China Says Its Most-Wanted Fugitive Is in U.S. Custody (BBG)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, May 28 [11:03]
*DN | Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on Europe's Secret Plan for Military Force on Refugee Boats from Libya (05/28/15) [7:47]
*DN | Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' British Nuclear Sub Whistleblower William McNeilly Revealed Major Security Lapses (05/28/15) [12:27]
*BBC | Is China building on disputed Spratly Islands reefs? (older 09/09/14) [3:57]
*CNN | Chinese miliary confronts U.S. spy plane (05/20/15) [6:20]
CNN | U.S. watching China's island build-up (05/21/15) [2:56]
Robert Reich
The Big Picture: End Corporate Welfare (05/25/15) [3:00]
TRNN | Reese Erlich, author of Inside Syria, says: ISIS Gains Strategic Ground in Iraq and Syria (05/28/15) [10:57]
TRNN | Michael Hudson says: The Reoccurring Financial Woes of Greece (05/28/15) [15:42]
TYT | Bernie Sanders Continues To Champion Progressive Ideas (05/27/15) [9:08]
*TYT | Rand Paul: Republicans Are Responsible For ISIS (05/27/15) [8:55]
TYT | Carly Fiorina Wants To Ask Hillary Clinton About The Iraq War (05/27/15) [4:52]
*RT | CrossTalk: China's South Sea? (Ft. Pepe Escobar) (05/20/15) [23:50]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/

05.28.2015. 09:42

Wednesday May 27, 2015
News Articles

China Plans Naval Expansion Amid South China Sea Tensions
Reuters & HP | Megha Rajagopalan | 05/26/15

China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and announced plans for the construction of two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely to escalate tensions in a region already jittery about Beijing's maritime ambitions.

In a policy document issued by the State Council, the Communist-ruled country's cabinet, China vowed to increase its "open seas protection," switching from air defense to both offense and defense, and criticized neighbors who take "provocative actions" on its reefs and islands. ... Read more

Half Of Mozambique's Elephants Were Slaughtered In The Past 5 Years.

With Greece "Nowhere Close" To Deal, Depositors Pull €300 Million From Banks In Single Day
ZeroHedge | author | 05/27/15

Greece is "nowhere close" to a deal with its creditors and will miss a May deadline to strike a compromise ahead of an IMF payment due on June 5. Meanwhile, the ECB tightens the screws on the country's banking sector by refusing to lift the ceiling on the emergency liquidity that until now has helped to offset deposit flight. ... Read more

Koch Brothers Plan to Fund 'Several' GOP 2016 Presidential Hopefuls
Bloomberg | David Knowles | date

The world's fifth and sixth richest people say they will donate money to multiple Republican presidential candidates in the coming campaign.

In a Saturday interview on the Larry Kudlow Show, a nationally syndicated radio broadcast, David Koch let it slip that the roughly $900 million that he and his brother, Charles, plan to lavish on the 2016 presidential race could find its way into the hands of more than one GOP contender. ... Read more

BraveNewFilms | Koch Brothers EXPOSED: 2014 (01/21/15) [55:54] - Koch Brothers EXPOSED website

How the TPP Is Really a Forced Deal to Benefit the Rich
AlterNet | Leo Gerard | 05/27/15

Senators who voted last week to Fast Track ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) call it a free trade deal, but really, it's forced trade imposed on protesting American workers who have endured its damaging effects for decades.

Under the free trade regime, rich and powerful corporate interests have hauled in ever-higher profits as they shipped manufacturing overseas to low-wage, no-environmental-regulation countries. Meanwhile, American workers lost jobs, health benefits, income and all sense of stability. ... Read more

ThomHartmann | Brunch with Bernie: May 22, 2015 [44:54]
CNBC | 10 questions with Bernie Sanders (05/26/15) [3:31]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, May 27 [9:11]
DN | Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated (05/27/15) [10:35]
*DN | Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isn't About Trade, But Corporate Control (05/27/15) [6:26]
TRNN | Christian Appy: "America Does Bad Things for Good Reasons", Part 2 (05/27/15) [21:46]
*TRNN | Michael Hudson says: fast track legislation takes decision-making power out of the hands of the legislators and puts it in the hands of corporate lobbyists (05/27/15) [6:28]
*TYT | Lindsey Graham's 'Pool Room' Past Is How He Knows 'Iranians Are Liars' (05/26/15) [7:58]
TYT | Josh Dugger's In-Law Urges The World To Forgive Him For Child Molestation (05/26/15) [9:34]
RT | Keiser Report: Bottom 99% Income (E762) (05/26/15) [25:45]
In the second half, Max interviews Nick Williamson, CEO of Pythia, about his new product called Credits, which is the first blockchain technology to be used by a government - in this case, the Isle of Man, to register cryptocurrency companies on the island.
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | It's Illegal to Disclose the Details of "Obamatrade" (05/21/15) [11:58]
*No to 'Fast Track,' No to Trade Treachery (04/29/15) [9:00] - TradeTreacher.com website
Rachel Maddow | Elizabeth Warren says "Secret TPP Trade Deal" is RIGGED! (04/23/15) [7:59]

05.27.2015. 09:40

Tuesday May 26, 2015
News Articles

Texas Flooding Called The Worst Ever By Governor
NYTimes & Reuters & HP | Jim Forsyth | 05/25/15

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.

Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. ... Read more

Four Words That Imperil Health Care Law Were All a Mistake, Writers Now Say
NYTimes | Robert Pear | 05/25/15

They are only four words in a 900-page law: "established by the state." But it is in the ambiguity of those four words in the Affordable Care Act that opponents found a path to challenge the law, all the way to the Supreme Court.

How those words became the most contentious part of President Obama's signature domestic accomplishment has been a mystery. Who wrote them, and why? Were they really intended, as the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claim, to make the tax subsidies in the law available only in states that established their own health insurance marketplaces, and not in the three dozen states with federal exchanges? ... Read more

Durable Goods Orders Slide YoY 4th Month In A Row Despite Dramatic Upward Revisions
ZeroHedge | author | 05/26/15

After dramatically upwardly revised data from last month (but following an even more dramatic downward revision to all historical data earlier in the month) - the highly noisy series of Durable Goods Orders printed -0.5% (from +5.1% in March, revised up from +4.0%). Capital Goods Orders (non-defense Ex-Air) beat expectations MoM (printing +1.0% vs 0.3%) and was revised remarkably up from the biggest drop since 2012 to a 1.5% rise in March. Core Capital Goods Orders, however, remains negative YoY for the 4th months in a row. The last time this happened was either a recession, or the Fed unleashed QE3. ... Read more
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Chinese State Paper Warns "War Will Be Inevitable" Unless U.S. Stops Meddling In Territorial Dispute
ZeroHedge | author | 05/26/15

Just to confirm that if the US had hoped it could threaten Beijing into submission and force the Politburo into curbing its expanionist appetit, it was dead wrong, the nationalist Global Times, a paper owned by the ruling Communist Party's official newspaper, the People's Daily, said in a Monday editorial that war was "inevitable" between China and the United States unless Washington stopped demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway. ... Read more

How The Saudis Wag The Washington Dog
ZeroHedge | author | 05/26/15

In real democracies, governments would do what the citizens who put them in office want them to do. The United States and other Western democracies make a mockery of that ideal. But, even so, there are limits; governments cannot defy public opinion on matters of great moment indefinitely. Enabling the Saudi ruling class, and the rulers of the other Gulf states, to direct American foreign policy to the extent that they do, and to get away with whatever they please, is hardly the least of it; but neither is it the only cause for concern. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, May 26 [13:02]
DN | 137 Shots, No Convictions: Cleveland Cop Acquitted in Killing of Unarmed African-American Pair (05/26/15) [16:45]
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*CNN | Texans scramble to recover after "wall of water... (05/25/15) [1:39]
*James Corden on California's Water Shortage () [4:12]
The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer (trailer) [2:00]

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer's - powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act Of Killing. Through Oppenheimer's footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers.
The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer website
TRNN | Mr. Appy, author of "American Reckoning: "America Does Bad Things for Good Reasons": the Vietnam War and American Exceptionalism, Part 1 (05/26/15) [20:43]
*TRNN | Heidi Garrett-Peltier, assistant research professor at PERI explains: Cost of War and Lost Job Opportunities (05/26/15) [6:47]
Over 350,000 people (more like 1.3 million) have been killed directly from war-related violence (Afghan & Iraq) according to a new study done by Brown University on the cost of war. And of course many more have been killed, directly and indirectly, but the same study states that we have spent almost $4.4 trillion as of 2014 on these wars. But these wars in the long term will likely cost us much more. The question is, to what end? The threats that were stated as the reasons for going to war still exist today.
TRNN | TRNN DEBATE: Should Bernie Sanders Run as an Independent? (05/26/15) [12:39]
TYT | Oil Tycoon Attacks Anti-Fracking Researchers (05/25/15) [8:30]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | TPP Won't Balance the Power of China (05/20/15) [7:23]
*ThomHartmann | End the Bankster's Get Out of Jail Free Card (05/21/15) [5:10]

05.26.2015. 09:38

Monday May 25, 2015
News Articles

Five big banks agree to pay more than $5 billion to settle regulatory charges
WashingtonPost | Steven Mufson | 05/20/15

Five of the world's largest banks have agreed to pay more than $5 billion in fines to settle charges made by regulatory agencies and the Justice Department that the banks had acted in concert to manipulate international interest and foreign currency exchange rates.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said the banks had engaged in "brazenly illegal behavior .?.?. on a near-daily basis." She added that the deal showed that the government "intends to vigorously prosecute all those who tilt the economic system in their favor [and] who subvert our marketplaces." ... Read more

ISIS Planning US Nuclear Attack In Next 12 Months: Report
ZeroHedge | author | 05/25/15

Three weeks after the first supposed attack by Islamic State supporters in the US, in which two ISIS "soldiers" wounded a security guard before they were killed in Garland, Texas, the time has come to raise the fear stakes. In an article posted in the terrorist group's English-language online magazine Dabiq (which as can be see below seems to have gotten its design cues straight from Madison Avenue and is just missing glossy pages filled with 'scratch and sniff' perfume ads ) ISIS claimed that it has enough money to buy a nuclear weapon from Pakistan and "carry out an attack inside the United States next year." Read more

Islamic State's magazine Dabiq, whose latest issue, #9

The Islamic State's (ISIS, ISIL) Magazine. All of the issues of the Islamic State's glossy propaganda magazine 'Dabiq,' named after a key site in Muslim apocalypse mythology can be found here
Readers Comment
The Islamic world is more worried about this worsening situation. The main targets of Isis are not Israel or non Muslims but majority of the people who they kill are Muslims, Edword snowden already said that thier leader got Training from isreal. May be this is a new weapon of World Powers to carry on War on Terror and this time Middle East is to destructed.
Readers Comment 2
Maybe the trail will lead to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?

Bernanke Says "No Large Mispricings In US Securities"; These 5 Charts Say Otherwise
ZeroHedge | author | 05/25/15

Retired central banker, blogger, bond guru and hedge fund consultant Ben Bernanke just uttered the following total rubbish... *BERNANKE: NO LARGE MISPRICINGS IN U.S. SECURITIES, ASSET PRICES ...In an effort to save whoever it is that will pay him $250,000 next for these wise words, we offer five charts. Read more

N.S.A. and Other Matters Leave McConnell's Senate in Disarray
NYTimes | Jennifer Steinhauer | 05/23/15

The sleepy United States senators thought they were done voting. But then, around 1 a.m. on the Saturday before Memorial Day, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky and presidential candidate, marched spryly to the Senate floor to let it be known that, no, he would not agree to extend the federal government's bulk collection of phone records program. Not even for one day.

With that, Senator Mitch McConnell, a fellow Kentucky Republican who only a few hours before was ebullient with the passage of a major trade package, was reduced to ordering his colleagues back to Washington next Sunday to try again to prevent the act from expiring. ... Read more

Lake Mead Water Level Mysteriously Plunges After Nevada Quake
ZeroHedge | author | 05/25/15

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake (originally reported 5.4) shook Las Vegas and surrounding areas Friday morning causing roads and bridges to be closed. The quake went little-reported outside of local news (since there was at first glance minimum damage caused) but, since the quake's occurrence, something considerably more worrisome has occurred.

In the 36 hours since the quake's occurrence, water levels at Lake Mead have plunged precipitously. While we know correlation is not causation, the 'coincidence' of an extreme loss in water levels occurring in the aftermath of one of the largest quakes in recent Vegas history does raise a suspicious eyebrow - especially when there has been no official word on the precipitous decline. ... Read more

RT | Indian nightmare: GMO killer-cotton (05/24/15) [26:35]
An estimated 290,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide in 20 years. Small farms used to be the country's economic backbone, but now owners struggle to make even a meager profit and drown in debt. For some, the pressure is too much. Many blame GMO cotton for the failing farms, having cornered the market and replaced organic crops; they have failed to live up to expectations.
*TRNN | Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, says that Syria could turn into another Afghanistan with US and Saudi policies creating significant blowback in the region (05/25/15) [9:32]
TRNN | Dimitri Lascaris discusse: Default Looms in Greece (05/25/15) [10:56]
TYT | Huge Bank Fines Hide A Dirty Truth About American Justice (05/23/15) [7:50]
TYT | Tom Cotton Thinks The Iraq War Was Justified (05/23/15) [8:42]
RT | CrossTalk: ISIS Redrawing Maps (05/20/15) [23:50]
RT | Keiser Report: How much do they steal? (E761) (05/23/15) [24:55]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*Thom Hartmann | Last Hours: The Frightening Reality of Global Climate Change (03/06/15) [12:42]
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