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Monday February 29, 2016
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Scarborough: Trump KKK Talk 'Disqualifying'
thehill.com | author | 02/29/16

Joe Scarborough said on Monday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's refusal on Sunday to condemn former Grand Wizard David Duke and the KKK are "disqualifying."

"That's disqualifying right there," he said on MSNBC after showing a clip of Trump refusing to disavow David Duke and the KKK.

"It's breathtaking. That is disqualifying right there, to say you don't know about the Ku Klux Klan, you don't know about David Duke."

"And the most stunning thing...this isn't buying him a single vote. Is he really so stupid that he thinks Southerners aren't offended by the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke," he asked.

"Is he really so ignorant of Southern voters that he thinks this is the way to their heart?"

Trump on Sunday morning refused to condemn the racism of David Duke and the KKK during an interview on CNN. He said he needed more information about the groups in question before he would condemn them.
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The GOP Is On The Verge Of A Meltdown": Senior Republicans Threaten To Vote For Hillary
ZeroHedge | author | 02/29/16

With Donald Trump set for a yuuge victory in tomorrow's Super Tuesday slugfest - oddsmakers see 80% chance of Trump being the nominee - tensions are mounting dramatically within the Republican establishment. As The FT reports, many mainstream Republicans believe Mr Trump would struggle to beat Hillary Clinton and are urgently rallying around their man Rubio with some senior Republicans saying privately that they might consider voting for Mrs Clinton if Mr Trump were to end up as their party nominee as one conservative commentator exclaimed "we are on the verge of a real meltdown in the Republican party." ... Read more

*Journeyman Pictures
I have always liked Journeyman's collection of videos, because of their quality and the topics they expose. In the past they have been unavailable to me to publish. Now they seem to be available and I hope to use them to help support important topics. The wars/issues in the Middle East are very complex and each of us should try to get as much information as we can and from as many different perspectives as we can!
Journeyman Pictures | Inside The Heart Of The IS Caliphate (11/30/15) [13:32]
Journeyman Pictures | Why Are Kurds Joining Up With ISIS? (10/12/15) [35:56]
Journeyman Pictures | Inside Yemen's Secret Sectarian Power Struggle (2014?) [45:12]
Journeyman Pictures | Why Yemen Won't Ban Child Marriage and Rape () [14:41]
*Aljazeera | Inside Story - Will elections change the course of Iranian politics? (02/27/16) [24:30]
*Aljazeera | Inside Story - Can Greece cope with the refugee crisis? (02/29/16) [24:34]
The Economy
Banking in American (2013) [1:40]

"The Liquidity Just Dries Up In A Stressed Market" - How HFT Killed FX Trading
ZeroHedge | author | 02/29/16

Collin Crownover, head of currency management at State Street Global Advisors Inc., which oversees about $2.4 trillion, who during a panel presentation said that "we are concerned. During volatile periods, market participants are backing away until conditions settle down, making it harder to complete large orders.""A lot of the electronification of the market, which by and large is a good thing, has led to kill switches on a lot of that algorithmic-provided liquidity," Crownover said. "The liquidity just dries up in a stressed market." ... Read more

"We Are In A Recession": Dallas Fed Respondents Admit The U.S. Economy Is In Freefall
ZeroHedge | author | 02/29/16

For those interested in hearing some horror stories from ground zero of America's recession, look no further than Texas, where the best recap of sentiment on the ground comes straight from the Dallas Fed respondents, who have not been this depressed since the Global Financial Crisis. "We are in a recession. Oil prices are a symptom, not the cause." ... Read more

More News

  1. Shares fall on G20 disappointment, Fed hike worries (Reuters)
  2. China cuts reserve requirement ratio for fifth time since Feb. 2015 (Reuters)
  3. China Stocks Tumble Toward 15-Month Low as Stimulus Bets Unwind (BBG)
  4. S&P 500 Futures Signal 2nd Day of Stock Losses; Valeant Slides (BBG)
  5. Valeant fundamental risks are too severe to suggest the stock is poised for a lasting rebound (WSJ)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, February 29 [10:38]
DN | Michigan's Water Wars: Nestlé Pumps Millions of Gallons for Free While Flint Pays (02/26/16) [16:33]
John Oliver
*HBO John Oliver | Donald Trump (02/28/16) [21:53]
HBO John Oliver | Whitewashing (02/23/16) [4:36]
*DR | Analysis Of The South Carolina Democratic primary (02/29/16) [1hr]
Hillary Clinton won her first resounding victory of the 2016 campaign on Saturday. She defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary, with 73.5 percent of the vote. She drew overwhelming support from African-American voters. Guest host Susan Page talks with NPR's Ron Elving about what the results could mean as we head into the Super Tuesday primaries.
*DR | The Latest On The Iranian Elections (02/29/16) [1hr]
Early election results in Iran indicate major support for reformists and supporters of President Rouhani. The elections are seen as a potential turning point for Iran. It's the first national election since the nuclear agreement was signed and sanctions were lifted. Guest host Susan Page talks with a panel of guests about what the results mean for President Rouhani's reforms and selection of the Supreme Leader.
*TRNN | Prominent Wall Street Whistleblowers Announce New Initiative (02/28/16) [13:29], Part 2 [17:28], Part 3 [12:24], Part 4 [28:08]
*TYT | Which Candidate Will Stop The Next Wall Street Crash? (02/27/16) [5:46]
TYT | What Will Happen On Super Tuesday, Democratic Primary Election Predictions (02/27/16) [4:35]
TYT | Who Will Win The Republican Primary Election? (02/27/16) [5:13]
TYT | Republican Establishment Still Thinks It Can Control Trump (02/28/16) [5:41]
RT | Keiser Report: Democracy suicide (E881) (02/27/16) [25:34]
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss democracies committing suicide (as John Adams had warned) and the ominous "BoJo Hair Formation" taking place in sterling as the pound plunges on Mayor of London Boris Johnson announcing his support for the Leave campaign in the EU referendum. In the second half, Max interviews alternative media star Alex Jones about his first-of-its-kind interview with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and what role the mainstream media has played in Trump's rise by refusing to cover certain stories important to Americans outside the Beltway.
RT | CrossTalk: Bullhorn Patrol (02/29/16) [24:14]
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02.29.2016. 12:52

Friday February 26, 2016
News Articles
Some of Todays Headlines
8 Months LATER: TRUMP GETS JUMPED ... Rubio, Cruz Throw Kitchen Sink At Trump... OR: 'Trump Won Hands Down'... Rivals Too Late?... Donald Angry: Rubio 'A Choke Artist,' Cruz 'A Liar'... Trump: I Can't Release My Taxes Because I'm In Major IRS Audit... Romney Keeps Hitting... 'Trump Is The GOP's Frankenstein Monster. Now He's Strong Enough To Destroy The Party'... Highlights...
*CNN Republican Presidential Debate (02/25/16) [1:23:41]
Note: I use a lot of YouTube videos for my News Page, most are clean of advertisements. This one has a lot of squares/buttons to jump to other videos. Please ignore them an don't click on them.
*TYT | CNN / Telemundo Republican Debate: The Young Turks Summary (02/25/16) [7:54]
TYT | CNN / Telemundo Republican Debate: The Biggest Winner Was... (02/25/16) [4:38]
TYT | CNN / Telemundo Republican Debate: The Biggest Loser Was... (02/25/16) [3:34]
Google Funneled $12 Billion Through Holland To Bermuda to Avoid Taxes
New York Daily News Front Page
HP | Dominique Mosbergen | 02/26/16

"Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke told [his] radio audience Thursday to vote for and volunteer for fellow hatemonger Donald Trump, adding they'll meet people on campaign with 'same kind of mindset,'" the front page reads. ... Read more

Hum.... The Daily News is owned by Mortimer Zuckerman, he's one of the Wall Street billionaires that Trump refused to be funded by.

TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign
theintercept.com | Lee Fang | 02/25/16

Tune into television coverage of the presidential campaign and undoubtedly you will hear from various pundits described as "former campaign strategists" and "political contributors" explaining the latest developments of the race. But in many cases, these pundits -- though introduced as neutral experts on campaigns or party politics -- in fact have financial ties to the candidates they praise on the air. ... Read more
*DN | Lee Fang: TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign (02/26/16) [3:43]

VIX Capitulation?
ZeroHedge | author | 02/26/16

VIX mini 'flash-crashed' this morning to test its 200-day-moving-average to the lowest level since Dec 31st 2015. For now, it appears to have marked a low... VIX slammed... Read more

"We Are Heading Into Anarchy": Official Says EU Will "Completely Break Down In 10 Days"
ZeroHedge | author | 02/26/16

Don't look now, but Europe's migration commissioner has just slapped an expiration data on the EU: it's 10 days from now. If no concrete progress is made by the time EU officials convene a summit with Turkey early next month, Brussels says "the whole system will completely break down." ... Read more

More News
  1. Fight night: Rubio, Cruz gang up on Trump in debate ploy (Reuters)
  2. Laid Bare in Shanghai: G-20 Tensions Over How to Spur Growth (BBG)
  3. China Flags Scope for Policy Stimulus, Tweaks Monetary Stance (BBG)
  4. Global Stocks Rise With Commodities as China Sees Room to Ease (BBG)
  5. Greece seeks to stem migrant flow as thousands trapped by border limits (Reuters)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, February 26 [9:23]
*TRNN | Political activist Dr. Ron Daniels argues: Who is the Better Candidate for Black Voters? (02/26/16) [6:37]
TRNN | James S. Henry analyzes: Argentina's Presidential Giveaway to Vulture Funds (02/26/16) [11:51]
TRNN | New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel (02/26/16) [6:37]
TYT | CNN / Why The Discrepancies In National Democratic Polls? (02/25/16) [3:55]
*DR | Friday News -- Domestic (02/26/16) [1hr]
Establishment Republicans grapple with how to stop Donald Trump. A political battle over the Supreme Court vacancy escalates. And the Senate reaches a bipartisan funding deal on the Flint water crisis. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News -- International (02/26/16) [1hr]
World leaders work to negotiate a temporary ceasefire in Syria. Iranian authorities arrest a U.S. citizen whose son is imprisoned in Tehran. And E.U. ministers meet again on the migrant crisis. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
RT | 'Cheaper to import': UK to cut 90% of North Sea oil industry investment in 2016 (02/25/16) [2:00]
RT | Keiser Report: Extinction Is Rule, Survival Is Exception (E880) (02/25/16) [25:45]
RoF | Trump Monster Stronger and More Frightening Than Ever (02/25/16) [2:51]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*Aljazeera | Inside Story - Who benefits from the growth in the arms trade? (02/25/16) [24:44]
Aljazeera | The Stream - Oil wars (02/24/16) [24:57]
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

02.26.2016. 11:34

Thursday February 25, 2016
News Articles

China Stocks Plummet Over 6 Percent To Worst Loss In A Month
Reuters & HP | author | 02/25/16

Traders and analysts cited a confluence of reasons for the slide, including profit-taking, fears of tighter liquidity and worries about the cooling economy.

The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 6.1 percent, to 2,918.75 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 6.4 percent to 2,741.25. ... Read more

*The God's Eye View by Barry Eisler

Knowledge is power...and they know everything.

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.

Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash.

But when Evelyn discovers the existence of an NSA program code-named God's Eye, and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins: Delgado, a sadistic bomb maker and hacker; and Manus, a damaged giant of a man who until now has cared for nothing beyond protecting the director.

Within an elaborate game of political blackmail, terrorist provocations, and White House scheming, a global war is being fought--a war between those desperate to keep the state's darkest secrets and those intent on revealing them. A war that Evelyn will need all her espionage training and savvy to survive. A war in which the director has the ultimate informational advantage: The God's Eye View
Donald Trump succeeds by exposing class divides? (02/22/16) [1:07:57]

Citi: "We Have A Problem"
ZeroHedge | author | 02/25/16

In his latest must read presentation, Citigroup's Matt King continues to expose and mock the increasing helplessness and cluelessness of central bankers, something this website has done since 2009 knowing full well how it all ends ...

... Overnight, he put it all together in a simple and elegant way that only Matt King can do in a presentation titled ominously "Don't look down: You might find too many negatives." ... Interesting Read Read more

In Biggest Victory For Saudi Arabia, North Dakota's Largest Oil Producer Suspends All Fracking
ZeroHedge | author | 02/25/16

Yesterday, during his speech at CERAWeek in Houston, Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi made it explicitly clear that Saudi Arabia would not cut production, instead saying that it is high-cost producers that would need to either "lower costs, borrow cash or liquidate" adding that there is "no need for cuts as marginal barrel will get out of the market." He was right.

Today his wish is slowly coming true after news that North Dakota's largest producer, Whiting Petroleum, would suspend all fracking, and that Continental Resources has effectively done the same after reporting that it no longer has any fracking crews working in the Bakken shale. ... Read more

When Currency Pegs Break, Global Dominoes Fall
ZeroHedge | author | 02/25/16

When a currency peg breaks, it unleashes shock waves of uncertainty and repricing that hit the global financial system like a tsunami. The U.S. dollar has risen by more than 35% against other major trading currencies since mid-2014 ... Read more
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Gordon Long discuss this and other critically important aspects of currency pegs in THE U.S. DOLLAR. (02/21/16) [28:36]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, February 25 [7:33]
*DN | Michigan's Water Wars: Nestlé Pumps Millions of Gallons for Free While Flint Pays for Poisoned Water (02/17/16) [16:32]
*DN | Winning His Race: Is Trump the Poster Child for the Rise of U.S. Hate Groups? (02/25/16) [14:41]
*DN | 'The God's Eye View' by Barry Eisler: Former CIA Agent Says Edward Snowden Revelations Emboldened Apple to Push Back Against FBI (02/25/16) [12:46]
DN | Exclusive: U.S. Journalist Detained Covering Bahrain Protests Gives 1st Interview Since Release (02/25/16) [7:19]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert | It's Time To Grow Up & Settle Down With Marco Rubio (02/25/16) [5:06]
TYT | Bernie Sanders Keeps Rising In National Polls (02/24/16) [4:47]
TYT | Hot Mic Catches Morning Joe Groveling To Trump (02/24/16) [11:40]
TYT | Trump Supporters Seen Wearing KKK Robes (02/24/16) [7:14]
RT | Kerry: Libya may become 'failed state' if conflict continues (02/25/16) [3:00]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Is This Election All About WallStreet? (02/25/16) [11:02]
*ThomHartmann | Michael Mann: "What happens in the arctic doesn't stay in the arctic" Watch out.... (02/25/16) [12:42]
*DR | What An Eight Member Supreme Court Could Mean For Key Cases Still To Be Decided This Year (02/25/16) [1hr]
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

02.25.2016. 10:56

Wednesday February 24, 2016
News Articles
CNN South Carolina Democratic Presidential Town Hall (full) ( 02/2316) [1:59:00]
TYT | CNN Democratic Town Hall: The Young Turks Summary (02/23/16) [6:28]
TYT | CNN Democratic Town Hall: The Biggest Winner Was... (02/23/16) [4:28]
TYT | CNN Democratic Town Hall: The Biggest Loser Was... (02/23/16) [7:43]
Some of Todays Headlines
THE DONALD TRUMPS ... Three Of A Kind... FLASHBACK DECEMBER: 'Nevada Is Rubio's Firewall'... Poll Workers In Trump Gear... Not Enough Ballots... 'Is This The Line For Cirque de Soleil Or Trump?'... Sheldon Adelson Votes As Reporters Sneak A Peak... Rubio And Cruz Fight For 2nd... Kasich: 'I Don't Know If My Purpose Is To Be President'...
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Nevada's GOP Caucus Appears To Be Completely FUBAR
HP | Igor Bobic | 02/23/16

The situation resembles what top political analysts would deem a "crap storm."

Once doors opened to Republican voters at caucus sites across Nevada Tuesday evening, it wasn't long before reports of chaos amid high turnout began trickling in. GOP officials had some concerns in the days leading up to the caucuses about whether Nevada was sufficiently prepared for the big event. The state doesn't have a lot of experience running caucuses, since it only began administering the system in 2008. Nevada also had problems tallying votes during the GOP's 2012 caucus -- in that instance, it took three days to determine the final results. ... Read more

Ted Cruz Ad Really Didn't Help Him Against Trump
Ted Cruz TV Ad: Nevada Land (current) [0:30]
The Texas senator now pins his hopes on his home state, whose voters will head to the polls on Super Tuesday. He will have to win big and pick up the state's 155 delegates if he wants to change the dynamics of a race that continues to favor Trump.

Brazil Cut To Junk By All Three Ratings Agencies After Moody's Joins The Fray
ZeroHedge | author | 02/24/16

Back in December we warned that Brazil faced a "disastrous downgrade debacle" that would eventually see the beleaguered South American nation cut to junk by all three major ratings agencies. Moments ago, that prediction was borne out. ... Read more

*The Evil Empire Has The World In An Economic "Death Grip"
ZeroHedge | author | 02/23/16

In my archives there is a column or two that introduces the reader to John Perkins' important book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (EHM).

An EHM is an operative who sells the leadership of a developing country on an economic plan or massive development project. The Hit Man convinces a country's government that borrowing large sums of money from US financial institutions in order to finance the project will raise the country's living standards. The borrower is assured that the project will increase Gross Domestic Product and tax revenues and that these increases will allow the loan to be repaid (Yea, Right) ... Read more

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

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

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

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

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

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

But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, February 24 [12:42]
*DR | How the Presidential Nominating System Works and the Delegate Math for This Year's Candidates (02/24/16) [1hr]
U.S. presidential candidates are nominated based on a complex system of primaries, caucuses and delegates. How the presidential nominating system works and the delegate math for this year's candidates.
TRNN | Scientist Arjen Y. Hoekstra says: Four Billion People Experience Water Scarcity (02/24/16) [8:38]
A half a billion people around the world experience severe freshwater scarcity all year round, while 4 billion people on the planet currently experience freshwater scarcity at least one month of the year, says a new study.
TYT | Here's How Many People Police Killed In 2015 (older) [6:01]
TYT | Here's How Many People Police Killed In 2015 (older) [6:01]
RT | 'Partition of Syria is leap into unknown, could lead to further instability' - British MP (02/24/16) [8:49]
*RT | CrossTalk: Truce in Syria? (02/24/16) [24:08]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | The Death Knell For Establishment Politics (02/24/16) [5:34]
On the one hand - Hillary's sounding more and more like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren every day. On the other hand - the Republicans are all starting to sound like Trump. And it's all a sign that Americans are sick and tired of the political establishment.
Aljazeera | Inside Story - Will a ceasefire in Syria hold? (02/24/16) [24:55]
John Perkins - Economic Hitman
*Confessions of an Economic Hitman (2004) [53:35]
*The Secret History of the American Empire (2007) [28:02]
*John Perkins: Corporatocracy () [1:08:39]
pdf-iconConfession Economic Hitman (check out this crude copy of his book, but then please buy the book).
The Age Of Authoritarianism: Government Of The Politicians, By The Military, For The Corporations
"The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians."
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

02.24.2016. 10:50

Tuesday February 23, 2016
News Articles

The GOP Has a Mad Max Problem
MotherJones | David Corn | 02/23/16

Pundits, political operatives, and other observers (perhaps including your aunt) have droned on about which GOP candidate inhabits which lane. There's been talk of a tea party lane, an Establishment lane, a social conservative lane, a populist lane, and so on. Now that the first three contests of the season have occurred, it's becoming clear that there are, at most, three lanes, and, in what might be bad news for Republicans, those lanes might not merge anytime soon. In fact, there may be concrete barriers between each of them, and that increases the odds of a big, chaotic crash at the point where these lanes must converge. ... Read more

Hillary Clinton Is Backed By Major Republican Donors
ZeroHedge | author | 02/23/16

Hillary Clinton is a good investment for a billionaire - even for the 70% of them who are Republicans. And, based on those 2015 donation-figures, it seems that they would prefer a President Hillary Clinton, over a President Donald Trump. In such an instance, Hillary Clinton would probably draw a larger campaign-chest (especially considering super-pacs) than any candidate for any political office in U.S. (or global) history. Hillary Clinton would almost certainly be the most-heavily-marketed political product in history, if she becomes nominated and ends up running against Trump. ... Read more

Standard Chartered Posts Horrendous Results As Impairments Soar 87%
ZeroHedge | author | 02/23/16

EM-focused Standard Chartered posted its first annual net loss in more than 25 years on Tuesday as impairments and NPLs skyrocketed in the face of a worsening outlook for the emerging world. Although the bank's top brass tried to strike an upbeat tone in the report, no one is particularly optimistic about the future. ... Read more, or Read more in Wikipedia

As The Bush Dynasty Ends, This Is What Jeb Spent $130 Million On
ZeroHedge | author | 02/23/16
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Study Reveals Stunning Acceleration of Sea Level Rise
climatecentral.org | John Upton | 02/22/16

The oceans have heaved up and down as world temperatures have waxed and waned, but as new research tracking the past 2,800 years shows, never during that time did the seas rise as sharply or as suddenly as has been the case during the last century. The new study, the culmination of a decade of work by three teams of farflung scientists, has charted what they called an "acceleration" in sea level rise that's triggering and worsening flooding in coastlines around the world. ... Read more
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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, February 23 [9:11]
*DR | Apple And The San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone: The Escalating Fight Over Privacy And Security (02/23/16) [1hr]
Apple says unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone would set a dangerous precedent. The FBI says new encryption technologies harm efforts to solve crimes. A look at the escalating fight over privacy and national security.
*DR | Matt Gallagher: "Youngblood" (02/23/16) [1hr]
A new novel by a former U.S. Army captain known for his candid blogging during the Iraq War. It's a story about a young American soldier drawn deep into the lives of local Iraqis as he investigates allegations of murdered civilians.
*TRNN | Col. Wilkerson: All War Games Between China and US Lead to Nuclear Attacks (02/22/16) [8:48]
TRNN | Patrick Cockburn: Will the "Terrorists" Adhere to the Russia-US Brokered Truce in Syria? (02/22/16) [9:53]
TYT | Jeb Bush Suspends Presidential Campaign (02/22/16) [11:57]
RT | Ceasefire Agreement: Syrian proposal to begin at midnight on Feb. 27th (02/22/16) [10:18]
RoF | South Carolina Officially Sides With Racism and Ignorance (02/22/16) [5:46]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Discussion: Is this a Single Issue Election (02/23/16) [12:33]
ThomHartmann | Hey - It's Not 'Free Stuff' Corporate Media! (02/23/16) [12:23]
Aljazeera | UpFront - How religious are so-called 'Islamic terrorists'? (02/20/16) [2:45]
*Aljazeera | UpFront - Noam Chomsky on the war against ISIL, Part 1 (01/23/16) [25:12]
*Aljazeera | UpFront - Noam Chomsky on Clinton vs Sanders, Part 2 (02/20/16) [9:29]
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PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

02.23.2016. 11:55

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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
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.
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.

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