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Thursday June 30, 2016
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Brexit Leader Boris Johnson Rules Out Bid To Be Next British Prime Minister
WorldPost & HP | Reuters | 06/30/26

Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Thursday, in a shock move that upturned a political order shaken by last week's vote to leave the European Union.

Johnson, whose support for the campaign to leave the EU was widely considered one of the decisive factors in the campaign, had been bookmakers' runaway favorite to succeed David Cameron, who quit last week after failing to persuade British voters to stay in the bloc. Johnson's unexpected departure from the race, announced just minutes before the party unveiled the list of candidates, shows the speed with which the political landscape is being reshaped. ... Read more

Istanbul Bombers Were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz Nationals, Turkish Official Says
WorldPost & HP | Reuters | 06/30/26

Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 42 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, a Turkish government official said on Thursday. The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey this year.

... Wars in neighboring Syria and Iraq have fostered a home-grown Islamic State network blamed for a series of suicide bombings in Turkey, including two others this year targeting foreign tourists in the heart of Istanbul. ... Read more

71% of Americans Think the Economy is "Rigged" ... They're RIGHT

World's Most Systemically Dangerous Bank Crashes Back To Record Lows
ZeroHedge | author | 06/30/16

Despite all the exuberance over the Brexit bounce in US (and UK) equities, never minds bonds, FX, and credit being far less enthusiastic, Deutsche Bank is plunging once again this morning. Having failed The Fed's stress test for the second year running and been diagnosed by The IMF as the world's most systemically dangerous financial entity, the giant Germanbank is getting slammed down almost 4% today, back near record lows as its 'Lehman-esque' path to devastation continues. ... Read more

Soros: Brexit Has "Unleashed" A Financial Crisis Similar to 2008
ZeroHedge | author | 06/30/16

Britain's decision to leave the European Union has "unleashed" a crisis in financial markets similar to the global financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, George Soros told the European Parliament in Brussels. "This has been unfolding in slow motion, but Brexit will accelerate it. It is likely to reinforce the deflationary trends that were already prevalent" Soros said. ... Read more

"Deutsche Bank Poses The Greatest Risk To The Global Financial System": IMF
ZeroHedge | author | 06/30/16

Over three years ago we wrote "At $72.8 Trillion, Presenting The Bank With The Biggest Derivative Exposure In The World" in which we introduced a bank few until then had imagined was the riskiest in the world. As we explained then "the bank with the single largest derivative exposure is not located in the US at all, but in the heart of Europe, and its name, as some may have guessed by now, is Deutsche Bank. The amount in question? €55,605,039,000,000. Which, converted into USD at the current EURUSD exchange rate amounts to $72,842,601,090,000.... Or roughly $2 trillion more than JPMorgan's." ... Read more
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'Unprecedented': Scientists Declare Global Climate Emergency After Jet Stream Crosses Equator
AlterNet | David Edwards / Raw Story | 06/30/16

Climate scientists this week expressed alarm after "unprecedented" data showed the Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream crossing the Equator. ... Read more

More News

  1. Brexiters at war as Johnson pulls bid to be PM (FT)
  2. Soros Says Brexit Has 'Unleashed' a Financial-Markets Crisis (BBG)
  3. World stocks poised for worst month since January (Reuters)
  4. China to tolerate weaker yuan, wary of trade partners' reaction (Reuters)
  5. China central bank criticizes media for publishing 'inaccurate information' on yuan rate (Reuters)
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, June 30 [10:27]
*DN | Who Is Getting Rich Off the $1.3 Trillion Student Debt Crisis? (06/29/16) [10:02]
The Untold History of The US
Oliver Stone - The Untold History of The US - Bush & Obama Age of Terror (2015) [58:39]
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TRNN | Michael Lighty discusses: The Conflict is Between Wall Street and Main Street within the Democratic Party (06/30/16) [15:15]
TRNN | Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change, shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction (06/30/16) [17:29]
TRNN | Baris Karaagac says: the Turkish state must give up its aggressive, Neo-Ottomanist foreign policy if it wants to contain terrorist attacks (06/30/16) [14:46]
*TYT | Senate To Vote On Puerto Rico Relief Package (06/29/16) [6:28]
TYT | Bernie-Backed Zephyr Teachout Wins New York Primary (06/29/16) [7:07]
TYT | The Internet Reacts To Heterosexual Pride Day (06/29/16) [5:19]
RT | CrossTalk: What will the EU do now -- reform itself or double down? Will Brussels take on what is called the democracy deficit? And is there such a thing as an amicable political divorce? (06/29/16) [24:33]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Is It the End of the Atomic Era? (06/29/16) [4:48]
*DR | Can We Trust Our Cars? (06/30/16) [1hr]
There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

06.30.2016. 13:45

Wednesday June 29, 2016
News Articles
Today's Headlines
TERROR IN THE TERMINALS 41 DEAD... 239 INJURED... Suicide Bombing Rocks Turkish Airport... Among The Busiest Airports In The World... ISIS Suspected... Surveillance Video Captures Moment Of Explosion... Istanbul's Fifth Major Bomb Attack This Year...

*Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up
NYTimes | Bernie Sanders | 06/28/16

Surprise, surprise. Workers in Britain, many of whom have seen a decline in their standard of living while the very rich in their country have become much richer, have turned their backs on the European Union and a globalized economy that is failing them and their children.

And it's not just the British who are suffering. That increasingly globalized economy, established and maintained by the world's economic elite, is failing people everywhere. Incredibly, the wealthiest 62 people on this planet own as much wealth as the bottom half of the world's population -- around 3.6 billion people. The top 1 percent now owns more wealth than the whole of the bottom 99 percent. The very, very rich enjoy unimaginable luxury while billions of people endure abject poverty, unemployment, and inadequate health care, education, housing and drinking water. ...

... In the last 15 years, nearly 60,000 factories in this country have closed, and more than 4.8 million well-paid manufacturing jobs have disappeared. Much of this is related to disastrous trade agreements that encourage corporations to move to low-wage countries.

Despite major increases in productivity, the median male worker in America today is making $726 dollars less than he did in 1973, while the median female worker is making $1,154 less than she did in 2007, after adjusting for inflation. ... Read more

Nearly 47 million Americans live in poverty. An estimated 28 million have no health insurance

Pivot? Trump Doesn't Need No Stinkin' Pivot
HP | S.V. Date | 06/28/16

Donald Trump on Tuesday evening declared his fondness for torture, likened a new trade deal to the "rape of our country," and joked with a man wanting a job by offering him one if he agreed to a 10 percent pay cut. ... Read more

Anti-'Brexit' protest hits London
Anti-'Brexit' protest hits London (06/28/16) [1:37:29]

'Elites' Called To Arms: "It's Time To Rise Up Against The Ignorant Masses"
ZeroHedge | author | 06/29/16

It appears the powers that be just are not going to take it anymore. Having mistakenly allowed the people of Britain to exercise their free will, Foreign Policy's James Traub exclaims, "It's time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses." ... Read more

There Is Now A Staggering $11.7 Trillion In Negative Yielding Debt
ZeroHedge | author | 06/29/16

It was not even a month ago when we last looked at the total amount of negative yielding debt around the globe, and were shocked to find that according to Fitch, for the first time in history (obviously), there was over $10 trillion in negative yielding debt. Fast forward 4 weeks later, and the grand total is now $1.3 trillion higher, or $11.7 trillion. ... Read more

Can You Say Refugee Camp?
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Don't They Deserve More?
*TRNN | Economist Bill Black says: the arrogance, incompetence, and ignorance by the elites was a major factor in pushing people to vote to leave the EU (06/29/16) [12:10]
*TRNN | Economist Bill Black says: Clinton Appointees to DNC Platform Didn't Support Positions Clinton Claims To Hold (06/28/16) [12:15]
*TRNN | Economist Richard Wolff says: French Labor Law, Brexit, and Greek Austerity: Class War Against European Workers (06/29/16) [11:29]
TYT | Trump: Istanbul Bombing Proves Me Right About Muslim Ban (06/28/16) [2:59]
TYT | Trump's Lawyer Accuses Hillary Of Murder (06/28/16) [3:37]
TYT | Trey Gowdy Can't Say Hillary Lied About Benghazi (06/28/16) [12:37]
TYT | Trump Lied About Giving Millions To Charity... Bigly (06/28/16) [14:07]
RT | Keiser Report: Governments hate Keynesianism (E933) (06/28/16) [25:39]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | DNC Platform Ignores TPP & Fracking (full) (06/28/16) [57:16]
*DR | Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling (06/29/16) [1hr]
The Obama administration took a blow last week when the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked on an immigration case. But the bigger blow might be to the families affected by the ruling. The 4-4 tie in U.S. v Texas, affirming a lower court decision, in essence consigns 4 million undocumented immigrants to limbo for years. President Obama had sought to defer their deportation. Many of those opposed to Obama's immigration proposals characterized the high court ruling as reining in executive overreach. Immigrant advocates say the effect will be to devastate families. Diane and guests discuss the Supreme Court's ruling and what it means for America's undocumented immigrants and future immigration policy.
Aljazeera | Inside Story - What's behind the new deal between Turkey and Israel? (06/27/16) [25:40]
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MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

06.29.2016. 10:35

Tuesday June 28, 2016
News Articles

*Global markets lose record $3tn since Brexit vote
Financial Times (FT) | Nicole Bullock | 06/28/16

Global stock markets have lost a record $3tn in the past two trading days after a sharp sell-off in equities around the world in response to the UK referendum vote to leave the EU.

Observers said the falls on the first day after the vote on Friday were tied mainly to the short-term unwinding of trading positions related to expectations of a Remain vote ahead of the shock result. The further selling on Monday was more about long-term revaluing of assets in anticipation of the potential fallout from the decision. "The bottom line is that very few investors were positioned for the vote we got," said Nicholas Colas, chief markets strategist at Convergex.

On a percentage basis, the S&P Global Broad Market index, known as the BMI, has fallen almost 6.9 per cent, the worst two-day decline since the aftermath of the financial crisis in November of 2008 and 12th worst on record, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. ... Read more

RT | Leaked document: Germany and France to replace Brussels in charge of EU? (06/27/16) [2:29]

*EU Officials To Unveil 'Ultimatum' Blueprint As Final Solution For European Super-State
ZeroHedge | author | 06/28/16

It appears The Brits may have dodged more than a bullet in their decision to leave The EU. The foreign ministers of France and Germany are reportedly due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an "ultimatum." As The Express reports, the shockingly predictable final solution to Europe's Brexit-driven existential crisis is an apparently long-held plan to morph the continent's countries into one giant superstate. The radical proposals mean EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. According to the Daily Express, the nine-page report has "outraged" some EU leaders. The plans for 'a closer European Union' have been branded an attempt to create a 'European superstate', as The Daily Mail reports, ... Read more

Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy by Mark Weisbrot

Why has the Eurozone ended up with an unemployment rate more than twice that of the United States more than six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Why did the vast majority of low- and middle-income countries suffer a prolonged economic slowdown in the last two decades of the 20th century? What was the role of the International Monetary Fund in these economic failures? Why was Latin America able to achieve substantial poverty reduction in the 21st century after more than two decades without any progress?

Failed analyzes these questions, explaining why these important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood and in some cases almost completely ignored. First, in the Eurozone, Mark Weisbrot argues that the European authorities' political agenda, which included shrinking the welfare state, reducing health care, pension, and other social spending, and reducing the bargaining power of labor played a very important role in prolonging the Eurozone's financial crisis and pushing it into years of recession and mass unemployment. This conclusion is based not only on public statements of European officials, but also on thousands of pages of documentation from consultations between the IMF and European governments after 2008.

The second central theme of Failed is that there are always practical alternatives to prolonged economic failure. Drawing on the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, Weisbrot argues that regardless of initial conditions, there have been and remain economically feasible choices for governments of the Eurozone to greatly reduce unemployment-including the hardest hit, crisis-ridden country of Greece.

The long-term economic failure of developing countries, its social consequences, as well as the subsequent recovery in the first decade of the 21st century, constitute the third part of the book's narrative, one that has previously gotten too little attention. We see why the International Monetary Fund has lost influence in middle income countries. Failed also examines the economic causes and consequences of Latin America's "second independence" and rebound in the twenty-first century, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

See Thom Hartmann's interview with Mark Weisbrot - Brexit... What The "Experts" Got Wrong (in the right column)
MSNBC | Morning Joe | Sarah Palin's Donald Trump Speech: 'Worse Than A Train Wreck' (04/04/16) [5:40]

"People Need To Know The Real Hillary Clinton And How Dangerous She Is"
ZeroHEdge | author | 06/28/16

Following the release of former secret service officer Gary Byrne's book, Clinton campaign officials have tried to play down his accusations with ad hominum attacks at Byrne as opposed to denying any of his allegations. However, as his book gains traction, RealClearPolitics reports that during his appearance of FOX News' Hannity show, Byrne talked Hillary Clinton's temperament, her "terrified staff," Bill Clinton carrying on affairs, drug use in the White House and more with host Sean Hannity. Byrne said Clinton was feared by her staff and was notorious for her yelling. Byrne told Hannity that she has "blown up" at him and other Secret Service agents... Read more
"People Need To Know The Real Hillary Clinton And How Dangerous She Is" (06/27/16) [10:34]

European Dead-Cat-Bounce Dies - Big Banks End Lower
ZeroHedge | author | 06/28/16

Well that didn't last long. With hopes of a face-ripping ride higher this morning as Draghi jawboning lifted bank stocks and Cable, the bounce was nothing but an opportunity for sellers to escape at better prices. While Deutsche eked out a tiny gain, RBS, Unicredit, Credit Suisse, and UBS all tumbled to end the day red... Read more

Bank of America: "If You Are Going To Panic, Panic Early"
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, June 28 [12:16]
DN | California: Fires Burn at "Exponential Rates" Amid Blistering Heat Wave and 5-Year Drought (06/28/16) [3:44]
DN | As Extreme Weather Sweeps Across U.S., Is New Democratic Platform on Climate Change Too Weak? (06/28/16) [10:20]
*DN | Once-in-a-Thousand-Year Flooding Devastates West Virginia, Killing At Least 23 (06/28/16) [5:54]
DN | Plaintiff in SCOTUS Abortion Case Celebrates Historic Win But Says Struggle for Clinics Isn't Over (06/28/16) [17:13]
John Oliver
HBO John Oliver | Food Waste (older) [17:49]
HBO John Oliver | The John Oliver Cheeseburger Commercial (2015) [1:18]
TRNN | The Laura Flanders Show: Beyond Bernie: Socialism and the Struggle Against Capitalism (06/28/16) [25:00]
TRNN | Heiner Flassbeck says: Brexit sends Europe into Political and Economic Crises (06/28/16) [12:36]
TRNN | Glen Ford says: Clinton Forces Dominate DNC Platform, Demolishing Key Sanders Issues (06/28/16) [25:00]
*TYT | Polls: Trump Campaign In Freefall (06/27/16) [9:09]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
*ThomHartmann | Brexit... What The "Experts" Got Wrong (06/28/16) [11:28]
ThomHartmann | Are the Berniecrats Pulling the DNC Left? (full) (06/27/16) [57:05]
*DR | What Brexit Means For The U.S. (06/28/16) [1hr]
Global financial markets show some signs of steadying this morning following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The vote last Thursday sparked a global market drop of $3 trillion. Yesterday U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew offered assurances that although the U.K. and the EU is in uncharted waters economically and politically, the U.S. is not facing a related financial crisis of its own. Still, it's clear that Britain's likely more distant relationship with European Union countries leaves the U.S. more removed as well -- as least temporarily. Please join us to talk about what the British exit means for the U.S. economy. global security and the 2016 campaign.
*Aljazeera | Inside Story - What's the future of the UK in the wake of Brexit? (06/25/16) [24:15]
Aljazeera | Counting the Cost - Beyond Brexit: The consequences of Britain's great exit (06/25/16) [25:00]
Aljazeera | Inside Story - Can the political deadlock be broken in Spain? (06/26/16) [25:00]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

06.28.2016. 11:44

Monday June 27, 2016
News Articles

British EU Vote Unnerves World Leaders And Markets
WorldPost | Reuters | 06/26/16

Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving world officials and financial markets confused about how to handle the political and economic fallout.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to stay on in a caretaker role until the UK Conservative Party elects a new leader in about three months, after he resigned on Friday.

But he has refused to invoke Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which allows for two years of exit negotiations, leaving little clarity about how or when Britain will begin negotiations with the EU on a new relationship. ... Read more

LastWeekTonight with JohnOliver
John Oliver | Brexit Aftermath (Now What!) (06/27/16) [8:03]

REPORT: C.I.A. Arms For Syrian Rebels Stolen, Supplied Black Market
NYTimes | Mark Mazzetti | 06/26/16

Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials.

Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack, according to people familiar with the investigation. ... Read more

Donald Trump Would Push Debt To Highest Level In U.S. History, Report Says
HP | Jonathan Cohn | 06/26/16

Donald Trump's policy agenda would quickly push the national debt to its highest level in history, according to a new report.

The analysis, which the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget published Sunday evening, represents one of the first serious efforts to assess how electing Trump or his chief rival for the presidency, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, might affect federal finances over time. ... Read more
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Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election website
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West Virginia Recovering After Worst Flooding In More Than A Century
HP | Reuters | 06/27/16

West Virginia's three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state's worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday.

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for West Virginia and ordered federal aid to affected individuals in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties that could include grants for temporary housing, repairs and other programs. ... Read more
CBSN | West Virginia gets aid after deadly flood (06/26/16) [5:27]

Historic floods in West Virginia have killed at least 24 people and lead to blackouts in tens of thousands of home. Fourty-four of the states's 55 counties are in a state of emergency. CBS News correpondent Kris Van Cleave speaks with CBSN from Clendenin, West Virginia. (06/26/16)

Hardly anybody wants to speak at Trump's convention
Politico | Alex Isenstadt | 06/27/16

POLITICO reached out to more than 50 prominent Republicans. Few said they plan to attend the convention in Cleveland, let alone speak.

A slot at the Republican National Convention used to be a career-maker -- a chance to make your name on the big stage and to catch the eye of the Republican donors and activists who make or break campaigns. In the year of Trump: Not so much.

With the convention less than a month away, POLITICO contacted more than 50 prominent governors, senators and House members to gauge their interest in speaking. Only a few said they were open to it, and everyone else said they weren't planning on it, didn't want to, or weren't going to Cleveland at all -- or simply didn't respond. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, June 27 [11:06]
DN | Making Sense of Brexit: Paul Mason on Britain's Growing Economic & Political Crisis (06/27/16) [14:16]
Brexit (Britsh Exit)
First UK Parliament debate after Brexit referendum (recorded live transmission) (06/27/16) [1:29:41]
George Bush
*DR | The Fallout From The Brexit Vote (06/27/16) [1hr]
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange following news on June 24 that the United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union. The Dow Jones industrial average quickly fell nearly 500 points on the news with markets around the globe plunging.

The world reacts to Brexit: European Union leaders plan for Great Britain's departure and investors brace for more uncertainty, as the U.S. considers economic and strategic implications.
TRNN | Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, discusses the link to climate change, and why he is still optimistic (06/27/16) [7:57]
TRNN | Charles Lechner tells Paul Jay that although Sanders lost the race for president, he's left a legacy of millions of people who now know how to fight this kind of a race (06/27/16) [15:28]
TRNN | Economics professor Costas Lapavitsas says Britain's vote to leave is a direct result of the EU's lack of democracy (06/24/16) [15:38]
TYT | Brexit Causes Economic Chaos (06/24/16) [12:20]
TYT | Brexit Wins! Cameron Loses (06/24/16) [15:23] RT | Keiser Report: Your Special Brexit Coctail (E932) (06/25/16) [24:46]
RT | CrossTalk: The meaning of Brexit -- the bigger picture. UK voters have rejected the EU and, importantly, they have rejected the political status quo. Today, sovereignty and national interest trump elite-driven internationalism. (06/26/16) [23:41]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | The Venezuela Crisis Exposed (06/23/16) [12:33]
Journeyman Pictures | How The Wheels Fell Off Of Venezuela's Socialist Revolution (2009) [23:12]
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06.27.2016. 12:09

Friday June 24, 2016
News Articles
CAMERON QUITS ... British PM Resigns After UK Vote To Leave EU... New Leader Will Be In Place By Oct... UK Faces Uncertain Future... Pound Plummets To 31-Year Low... Markets Clobbered... BILLIONS Wiped Out... UK No Longer The 5th Largest Economy In The World... Dow To Open Down Big... IT BEGINS: Sinn Fein Wants 'United Ireland' Vote... Minister: Scotland Independence Referendum Is On The Table... 'Leave' Leader Backtracks: £350 Million Weekly Savings Pledge A 'Mistake'... Brexit Prompts Calls From Other Nations To Leave EU... Read More On HuffPost UK...

BREXIT CARNAGE: Sterling, Stocks In Free Fall As UK Votes To Exit European Union
HP | Reuters | 06/24/16

The British pound had collapsed no less than 15 U.S. cents, easily the biggest fall in living memory.

UK financial markets braced for one of their most volatile days ever on Friday, with sterling hitting a 31-year low in its biggest fall in history after Britons voted to leave the EU and David Cameron said he would resign as prime minister.

Government bond yields pointed to a new record low and UK and European stocks opened 8 percent lower, reflecting widespread alarm in the financial community over the uncertainty and volatility likely to be unleashed by the Brexit vote. ... Read more

BBC News | Brexit: David Cameron resigns as UK votes to leave (06/24/16) [6:27]
RT | 'EU is failing, EU is dying': Nigel Farage speech following Brexit vote (06/24/16) [4:02]
Good old Nigel Farage

Greenspan: "This Is The Worst Period I Recall; There's Nothing Like It"
ZeroHedge | author | 06/24/16

"This is the worst period, I recall since I've been in public service. There's nothing like it, including the crisis -- remember October 19th, 1987, when the Dow went down by a record amount 23 percent? That I thought was the bottom of all potential problems. This has a corrosive effect that will not go away. I'd love to find something positive to say." ... Read more

"Worse Than Lehman" - European Bank Bloodbath Sparks Dollar Funding Crisis
ZeroHedge | author | 06/24/16

For European banks, today is worse than Lehman with a 13%-plus collapse in the broad index. The major banks - like Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank - have crashed over 15% to record lows as "Lehman moments" loom. This crisis prompted massive demand for USDollars, sending basis swaps (and other funding vehicles) spiking which it appears is why The Fed said it was ready to provide liquidity. ... Read more

Historic Volume Surge Forces Deutsche, Morgan Stanley To Shut Down Dark Pools
ZeroHedge | author | 06/24/16

Following a historic surge in volume after the Brexit referendum, which sent bid/ask spreads soaring and led to a disorderly market at the European open, Deutsche Bank AG temporarily shut off outside market makers in its dark pool, SuperX. The bank told outside market makers that they would be prohibited from trading in SuperX on Friday, until the bank notified them it was ready to resume. Morgan Stanley's dark pool was likewise turn "off" this morning as ATS operators scrambled to make sense of the broken market. ... Read more

Emails: State Dept. scrambled on trouble on Clinton's server
AP | Michael Biesecker | 06/22/16

State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government's own systems, according to emails released Wednesday.

The emails were released under court order Wednesday to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which has sued the State Department over access to public records related to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's service as the nation's top diplomat between 2009 and 2013. ... Read more
TYT | Security Disabled On Hillary's Email Servers (06/23/16) [7:56]

Supreme Court Deadlocks On Immigration, Leaving Obama's Deportation Relief Plan In Limbo
HP | Cristian Farias | 06/23/16

The Supreme Court couldn't reach a majority for or against President Barack Obama's plan to defer deportation for millions Thursday, effectively leaving his executive actions on hold and undocumented immigrants in limbo. In a one-sentence ruling, the justices simply said, "The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided court." But they didn't indicate how they voted -- a sign that the court was sharply at odds along ideological lines.

The split decision means a lower court ruling that effectively blocked the program will stand, and no national precedent will be set as to whether the president acted within the law when he announced it in November 2014. ... Read more

Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, June 24 [9:26]
DN | Undocumented Mother & U.S. Citizen Daughter Call on Obama to Stop Deportations Despite SCOTUS Ruling (06/24/16) [5:12]
*DN | Debate: After Shocking Vote, Can U.K.'s Radical Left Navigate a "Left Exit" from EU Neoliberalism? (06/24/16) [19:07]
*TRNN | Codepink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin says: Gun Control Sit-In Political Theater Can Be Used to Our Advantage (06/24/16) [7:26]
TRNN | Justin Podur says: The peace agreement between the FARC rebels and the Colombian government is a major achievement, but will take a while to implement and sustain (06/24/16) [14:33]
TYT | Gohmert Screams "Radical Islam!" At Democrats (06/23/16) [4:44]
TYT | UK Leaves The EU, #Brexit Wins!!! (06/24/16) [3:38]
*RT | Max and Stacy bring out the charts! From foreigners selling US equities to Alibaba's market share soaring and Deutsche Bank's stock price tumbling (06/23/16) [24:06]
Thom Hartmann - www.thomhartmann.com/
ThomHartmann | What Living w/ Climate Change Feels Like (06/23/16) [8:02]
ThomHartmann | Why The Dying of the Coral Reefs Brings Planetary Instability (06/23/16) [3:57]
*DR | Friday News - Domestic (06/24/16) [1hr]
The Friday News Roundup: House Democrats stage a sit-in to push for a vote on new gun laws. Campaign finance reports show Donald Trump with much less money and staff than Hillary Clinton. And a federal judge in Wyoming strikes down an Obama administration safety rule on fracking. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
*DR | Friday News - International (06/24/16) [1hr]
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On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists attacked the Unites States. They hijacked four airplanes in mid-flight. The terrorists flew two of the planes into two skyscrapers at the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact caused the buildings to catch fire and collapse. Another plane destroyed part of the Pentagon (the U.S. military headquarters) in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Officials believe that the terrorists on that plane intended to destroy either the White House or the U.S. Capitol. Passengers on the plane fought the terrorists and prevented them from reaching their goal. In all, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks.
Wall Street and Banksters
Wall Street and Banksters

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

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

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

Kuznick Interviews

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

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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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