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The I.R.S. Gives Up on 'Dark Money'
The federal government has all but surrendered to the powerful, rich donors whose anonymous contributions threaten to undermine the 2016 elections. The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, signaled as much on Thursday when he told a House committee that there would be no change in the tax code in 2016 to end its growing abuse by political operatives using nonprofit “social welfare" institutions to disguise the identities of affluent campaign contributors. ... Read more
Mideast Hit With 165F Heat, 'Highest Ever Recorded'
Scorching heat has put temperatures as high as 165 degrees in the Middle East, as a "heat dome" passes its way through the region.
"That was one of the most incredible temperature observations I have ever seen -- and it is one of the most extreme readings ever in the world," AccuWeather meteorologist Anthony Saglia told The Telegraph of the 165-degree heat-index reading in the western Iran city of Bandar Mahshahr. ... Read more
Wildfires Rage On Across California
Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations. Wildfires are also burning in Washington and Oregon.
The biggest California wildfire -- raging in the Lower Lake area north of San Francisco -- spread overnight to cover even more drought-stricken ground, expanding more than 30 square miles in four or five hours, said California's Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott. ... Read more
Conspiracy Anyone? The NSA's 9/11 Cover-Up
General Hayden told a lie, and it's a whopper.
“All tricksters, other than magicians, depend to a great extent upon the fact that they are not known to be, or even suspected of being, tricksters. Therein lies their great advantage." -- John Mulholland
Spies likewise wield illusion on the world stage in the service of secrecy. So it is with the events behind the attacks of 9/11 where those who question the official story are derided as conspiracy theorists. Thanks to the investigative digging of reporter James Bamford, with the assistance of NSA whistleblowers like Thomas Drake and Kirk Wiebe, the 9/11 crowd can now point to a conspiracy fact: an incredible cover-up that goes all the way to the top of the American intelligence community.
In a recent piece published by Foreign Policy Bamford examines a phone call to a clandestine operations center run by Osama bin Laden in Yemen during March of 2000. The phone call was dialed by one of the 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Mihdhar, from his apartment in San Diego. In fact, there were a number of such phone calls made by 9/11 hijackers living in San Diego. Why didn't our security services immediately launch investigations? ... Read more
Jimmy Carter Rages At What The U.S. Has Become: "Just An Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery"
"It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it's just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and congress members. So now we've just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect and sometimes get favors for themselves after the election's over." ... Read more
Greek Stocks, Economy Collapse, Suffer Worst Declines In History
The Athens Stock Exchange reopened on Monday after a five-week hiatus. Stocks fell nearly 23% out of the gate with the country's insolvent banks trading limit-down. Meanwhile, Markit confirmed that the Greek economy has for all intents and purposes collapsed, with Greece's manufacturing PMI printing at 30.2. New orders plunged to just 17.9, betraying a contraction of unprecedented depth. ... Read more
LIBOR Scapegoat Found Guilty, Sentenced To 14 Years
Judge Sentences Hayes To 14 Years in Jail for LIBOR Crime. Former UBS Group AG and Citigroup Inc. trader Tom Hayes, the first person to stand trial for manipulating Libor, was found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to rig the benchmark rate. Read more
DemocracyNow - http://www.democracynow.org/Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 03 [11:37] *DN | Will "The Look of Silence" Force U.S. to Acknowledge Role in 1965 Indonesian Genocide? (08/03/15) [2:01], Part 2 [3:35]
Fox News*FoxNews | Donald Trump on why he scares the GOP establishment (08/01/15) [11:29]
Notice how Donald Trump talks about Mexico stealing our jobs, but never mentions the secret trade deals TPP, TTIP, or the TSA? Why is that? Trump also talks about Wisconson and NJ doing poorly financially, but doesn't mention his own companies going through bankruptcy in the past? Great claims, no substance!
9/11 | Able Danger911 | Somebody Has Been Sitting on the FBI (old, 11/06/01) [9:10]
9/11 Truth: Able Danger, Mohamed Atta, & Alleged Hijackers (old, ) [4:49]
Able Danger - CBS, CNN News (old, 08/09/05) [11:08]
TRNN News - http://therealnews.com/*TRNN | Bill Black mocks: Republican Rank-and-File Line Up Against Financial Regulation (08/03/15) [10:00]
*Brooksley Born was one of the few that spoke up before 2007 to say that we were heading toward a train wreck. Look at the video and see who was on the other side.*TRNN | From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much - Thomas Drake, Part 1 (08/02/15) [32:14]
PBS Frontline: The Warning, The Financial Collapse - Brooksley Born [56:17]
*TRNN | From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much - Thomas Drake, Part 2 (08/03/15) [29:20]
TYT News - http://www.tytnetwork.com/*TYT | IRS Surrenders To Dark Money (08/02/15) [8:23]
*TYT | One Man Decides Which Republicans Allowed In Debate (08/02/15) [3:53]
*TYT | Rush Limbaugh Is Trump's New BFF (08/01/15) [4:37]
RT - http://www.rt.com/
Ring of Fire - http://ringoffireradio.com/RoF | Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV (07/30/15) [29:00]
RoF | Trump VS. Kochs - Battle Of The Asshole Billionaires (07/31/15) [5:05]
RoF | Who Will Win The True Progressive Vote: Bernie or Hillary? (07/31/15) [2:46]
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Bernie Sanders Draws Army of 100,000 Volunteers to First Nationwide Organizing Event
Over 100,000 people came together for Bernie Sanders' first nationwide organizing event on Wednesday. Sanders spoke to this army of volunteers via a video livestream, telling them they are needed if he is to overcome the power of what he calls the "billionaire class" -- the tight group of the wealthy and corporations that own both the economy and political system.
Sanders, unlike his opponents, is not cultivating a super PAC. He's not taking corporate PAC money, and he is relying on small donors; 81 percent of his donations in the first quarter were from people giving less than $200.
This puts him at a huge monetary disadvantage. Two billionaire brothers in Texas gave a pro-Ted Cruz super PAC $15 million, as much money as Sanders has raised in his whole campaign. But Sanders has a plan to make up the difference: people power. ... Read more
West Coast Heat Wave Threatens All-Time Records
Summer heat is gripping opposite sides of the country into this weekend, including parts of the West and the Northeast. The heat will help clinch one of the hottest Julys on record for some Northwest cities, and a few locations may challenge their all-time or monthly record highs on Friday. It's also helped set a record for the most 90-degree days in a year in Seattle and has given Portland its hottest temperatures since 2009.
AccuWeather | Record-Challenging Heat Wave Bakes Seattle and Portland, Oregon (article) | Kristina Pydynowski | 07/31/15
Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt "Is A Necessity In Their Lives"
Could you live without debt? Most Americans say that they cannot. According to a brand new Pew survey, approximately 7 out of every 10 Americans believe that "debt is a necessity in their lives", and approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans actually have debt right now. Most of us like to think that "someday" we will get out of the hole and quit being debt slaves, but very few of us ever actually accomplish this. That is because the entire system is designed to trap us in debt before we even get out into the "real world" and keep us in debt until we die. Sadly, most Americans don't even realize what is being done to them. ... Read more
Secret Memo Reveals US Was Aware Of Americans Killing Zimbabwe Lions; Only Concern Was Getting Caught.
Italy Youth Unemployment Hits Record High 44.2%, Concerns Rising "Recession Exit May Be Unsustainable"
While the overall unemployment rate for the Eurozone also unchanged at 11.1%, it was renewed concern about what is going on in Italy, where unemployment rose from 12.5% to 12.7%, while Italy's youth unemployment rate, which surprisingly jumped by nearly 2% to 44.2%, a record level. As Bloomberg put it, "Italy's jobless rate unexpectedly rose in June as businesses continue to dismiss workers amid concerns that the country's exit from recession may not be sustainable." ... Read more
How To Solve A Problem Like The GOP Debate
Seventeen candidates. Two debates. One Donald Trump. What's it going to take to survive and move on?
So, that happened. On this week's podcast, we game out the survival strategy for the 17 GOP candidates who hope to succeed in August's debate, check in on the progress Congress has made on the highway funding bill, and note the irony of Phil Gramm returning to Washington to testify against Dodd-Frank. ... Read more"So That Happened" podcast
DemocracyNow - http://www.democracynow.org/Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, July 31 [59:00] DN | Are Undercover Attacks on Planned Parenthood Part of a Broader Effort to Outlaw Abortion? (07/31/15) [8:28]
*DN | Exposed: The Faces and Fake Names of the People Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos (07/31/15) [14:42]
Climate Change*VICE | Crippling Drought in the Golden State: California Soul (older, 01/26/15) [17:19]
Jon Stewart*Jon Stewart | Democalypse 2016 - Trumping the Republican Field. (07/30/15) [9:03]
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TYT News - http://www.tytnetwork.com/TYT | This Time Trump Talks Sh*t About ... Himself (07/30/15) [3:05]
TYT | Bill O'Reilly Vs. Black Activists (07/30/15) [6:12]
*TYT | Palin: Planned Parenthood Wants To Kill Black Babies (07/30/15) [7:29]
RT - http://www.rt.com/
Ring of Fire - http://ringoffireradio.com/
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/ThomHartmann | Hillary Clinton's New Video on Climate Change... (07/27/15) [9:25]
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National Debt - TILLIONS
*Demonocracyinfo | US Debt in Physical $100 bills [2:10]
United States owes a lot of money, with its debt equal to the size of the economy as of 2012. See the Statue of Liberty & WTC being dwarfed by the debt.
Five Banks Account For 96% Of The $250 Trillion In Outstanding US Derivative Exposure; Is Morgan Stanley Sitting On An FX Derivative Time Bomb?
Zero Hedge | Author | 09/24/11
The latest quarterly report from the Office Of the Currency Comptroller is out and as usual it presents in a crisp, clear and very much glaring format the fact that the top 4 banks in the US now account for a massively disproportionate amount of the derivative risk in the financial system. Specifically, of the $250 trillion in gross notional amount of derivative contracts outstanding (consisting of Interest Rate, FX, Equity Contracts, Commodity and CDS) among the Top 25 commercial banks (a number that swells to $333 trillion when looking at the Top 25 Bank Holding Companies), a mere 5 banks (and really 4) account for 95.9% of all derivative exposure (HSBC replaced Wells as the Top 5th bank, which at $3.9 trillion in derivative exposure is a distant place from #4 Goldman with $47.7 trillion). The top 4 banks: JPM with $78.1 trillion in exposure, Citi with $56 trillion, Bank of America with $53 trillion and Goldman with $48 trillion, account for 94.4% of total exposure. As historically has been the case, the bulk of consolidated exposure is in Interest Rate swaps ($204.6 trillion), followed by FX ($26.5TR), CDS ($15.2 trillion), and Equity and Commodity with $1.6 and $1.4 trillion, respectively. Read more