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Another Police Shooting in St. Louis: St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing
... St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said Tuesday that both of the officers opened fire on Powell when he came within a three or four feet of them holding a knife "in an overhand grip." But the newly released cell phone footage undermines the statement, showing Powell approaching the cops, but not coming as close as was reported, with his hands at his side. The officers began shooting within 15 seconds of their arrival, hitting Powell with a barrage of bullets. ...
CNN's Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo pushed Dotson on the officers' decision to use lethal force, rather than opting for an alternate form of defense like a Taser. "Certainly a Taser is an option that's available to the officers, but Tasers aren't 100 percent," Dotson said. "So you've got an individual with a knife who's moving towards you, not listening to any verbal commands, continues, says, 'shoot me now, kill me now.' Tasers aren't 100 percent. if that Taser misses, that [individual] continues on and hurts an officer." ... Read more*Kajieme Powell Shooting. (Police arrive at 1:20 into the video) (08/20/14) [6:30]
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in the 2012 presidential election.
Gilens and Page analyzed 1,799 policy issues in detail, determining the relative influence on them of economic elites, business groups, mass-based interest groups, and average citizens. Their conclusion: "The preferences of the average American appear to have only a miniscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." ... Read moreAlso see Sticky News - Income Inequality
Bank Of America Reaches Record $17 Billion Settlement With U.S.
Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. One of the officials, who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement isn't scheduled until Thursday at the earliest, said the bank will pay $9.65 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at $7 billion.
The deal is the largest settlement arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure. It follows agreements in the last year with Citigroup for $7 billion and with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $13 billion. ... Read more
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, August 21 [full 57:00]
Bill Moyers*Bill Moyers | Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All (08/21/14) [25:25]
A recent report by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz for the Roosevelt Institute suggests that paying our fair share of taxes and cracking down on corporate tax dodgers could be a cure for inequality and a faltering economy.
This week on Moyers & Company, Stiglitz tells Bill Moyers that Apple, Google, GE and a host of other Fortune 500 companies are creating what amounts to "an unlimited IRA for corporations." The result? Vast amounts of lost revenue for our treasury and the exporting of much-needed jobs to other countries.
"I think we can use our tax system to create a better society, to be an expression of our true values," Stiglitz says. "But if people don't think that their tax system is fair, they're not going to want to contribute. It's going to be difficult to get them to pay. And, unfortunately, right now, our tax system is neither fair nor efficient."
TRNN NewsTRNN | TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux pays tribute: What My Friend Jim Foley Taught Me to Question (08/21/14) [6:47]
TRNN | Police Continue to Violate Press Freedom In Ferguson: With 11 journalists arrested thus far, Truthout.org investigative reporter Mike Ludwig describes how Ferguson police are using intimidation tactics against journalists (08/21/14) [9:15]
Ring of FireRing of Fire | Papantonio: Ferguson's Prosecutor Trojan Horse? (08/20/14) [6:29]
Ring of Fire | Papantonio: V.A. Horror Stories Mounting (08/20/14) [8:54]
Ring of Fire | Obama Makes Wrong Turn On Immigration (08/20/14) [1:53]
TYT News*TYT | Father Of Affluenza Teen Arrested For Impersonating Police Officer (08/20/14) [6:00]
*TYT | Officer 'Go F*ck Yourself' Threatens To Kill Ferguson Protestor (08/20/14) [6:17]
TYT | Missouri Lt Governor's Not-So-Subtle Color Choice For Justice (08/20/14) [4:56]
Tiny House News
All of California is in a state of emergency because of the prolonged drought, now in its third year. And it's more than just Californians who are feeling the impact -- the state uses its scarce water to provide the nation with more food than any other state.Tiny Houses in California | Salvaged tiny homestudio: tin can siding, paper bag wallpaper (12/13/14) [8:43]
Micro Living in Japan (12/11/14) [11:49]
(More) Rich People Gone GREED'Girls Gone Wild' Files for Bankruptcy (03/04/13) [6:04]
The Disease in American Democracy
A new study scheduled to be published in this fall by Princeton's Martin Gilens and Northwestern University's Benjamin Page confirms our worst suspicions.
Gilens and Page analyzed 1,799 policy issues in detail, determining the relative influence on them of economic elites, business groups, mass-based interest groups and average citizens.
Their conclusion: "The preferences of the average American appear to have only a miniscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." Read more
Payday Loans*HBO | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Predatory Lending. (08/10/14) [16:32]
*TYT | Big Banks Behind Payday Loan Scams (older, but good) [4:01]
Key Facts on Payday Lending:BBC | The Truth about Payday Loans :Young, British and Broke (older) [57:17]
GMO Foods | Monsanto | Agent Orange, etc.*Jeffrey M. Smith: The GMO Threat (2011) [59:48]
*Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) - Myths and Truths (09/20/12) [6:38]
The World According to Monsanto (full) () [1:49:02]
There's nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food, they know it -- it's strategic. It's more powerful than bombs. It's more powerful than guns. This is the best way to control the populations of the world. The story starts in the White House, where Monsanto often got its way by exerting disproportionate influence over policymakers via the "revolving door". One example is Michael Taylor, who worked for Monsanto as an attorney before being appointed as deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991. While at the FDA, the authority that deals with all US food approvals, Taylor made crucial decisions that led to the approval of GE foods and crops. Then he returned to Monsanto, becoming the company's vice president for public policy.
Thanks to these intimate links between Monsanto and government agencies, the US adopted GE foods and crops without proper testing, without consumer labeling and in spite of serious questions hanging over their safety. Not coincidentally, Monsanto supplies 90 percent of the GE seeds used by the US market. Monsanto's long arm stretched so far that, in the early nineties, the US Food and Drugs Agency even ignored warnings of their own scientists, who were cautioning that GE crops could cause negative health effects. Other tactics the company uses to stifle concerns about their products include misleading advertising, bribery and concealing scientific evidence.
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, August 20 [9:09]
Bill MoyersBill Moyers | Joseph E. Stiglitz: Let's Stop Subsidizing Tax Dodgers (preview) (08/19/14) [0:29]
*Wealth Inequality in America [6:25]
Ring of Fire*Ring of Fire 08/17/2014 (Full Episode) [57:00]
Published on Aug 18, 2014Ring of Fire | Hillary Clinton - The Perfect Republican Candidate (08/14/14) [1:51]
TYT NewsTYT | Is Monsanto Evil? (older, but good) [9:38]
TYT | Bill Banning Nukes To Police, Fails For Sickening Reason (08/19/14) [7:16]
TYT | Ferguson Police Inflame Tensions While GOP 'Disgusted' By Democracy (08/19/14) [14:09]
TYT | Obama Fulfills Demand For Weakness In A Time Of Crisis (08/19/14) [11:15]
More Interesting News2014 August Breaking News New World Order ALERT RIMPAC2014 international Military exercise (06/25/14) [34:06]
Seven Key Takeaways From Joseph E. Stiglitz’s Tax Plan for Growth and Equality
But taxes also shape our incentives. We tax things that we deem to be harmful -- like tobacco and alcohol -- and hand out tax breaks to encourage things we find beneficial, like research.
According to a new white paper by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, our labyrinthine tax system is skewing those incentives. We’re encouraging corporations to invest in creating jobs overseas, when unemployment remains doggedly high here at home. We’re giving US-based multinationals good reason t0 deprive our treasury of revenues when we should be investing in infrastructure and the American people.
The full recommendations are available in Stiglitz’s report, Reforming Taxation to Promote Growth and Equity(PDF).
*Bill Moyers | Joseph E. Stiglitz Calls for Fair Taxes for All (08/21/14) [25:25]
SWAT Lobby to Congress: Hands Off Our Mine-Resistant Vehicles!
In an attempt to counter widespread concern over “militarized” local police departments, law enforcement groups are pressing Capitol Hill to not cut off the supply of armored vehicles, body armor and other military equipment to the nation’s cops.
This week, the National Tactical Officers Association, the lobbying group for 1,600 SWAT teams across the country, emailed all legislative staffers in the House and Senate to express that they shared in “our nation’s grief” over the events in Ferguson, Missouri. ... Read more
Neil deGrasse Tyson Hit by Creationist Backlash for Explaining Universe Is Billions of Years Old
In the wake of the success of the "Cosmos" television series, which picked up four Emmy Awards earlier this week, Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed politics, religion and science in a recent interview with AlterNet.
When I asked if the success of "Cosmos" had surprised him, Tyson said he had not anticipated the kind of coverage the show would get by entertainment sites and blogs. Because of the show's major network backing and primetime slot, he said, it was covered like any other television show. He said this forced many entertainment writers to write about all sorts of science topics not often covered in these publications, exposing the show to a new and possibly unintended audience.
... Tyson was not as shocked by the backlash the show garnered from certain religious and political groups, mainly creationists who took issue with Tyson’s insistence on discussing evolution, the Big Bang theory and the history of scientific discovery. Their criticism of the show did not bother Tyson at all. “You have to ask yourself, what are the numbers behind the people making these claims? Someone like Ken Ham [owner of the Creation Museum] has beliefs that are even crazy to many Christians.” ... Read more
Ruling on Nuclear Waste Storage Could Create a "Catastrophic Risk"
Strict safety controls sought by environmental groups for the storage of radioactive waste at dozens of nuclear power plants may fall to the wayside under a rule that's expected be approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission next week. According to a congressional source who does not wish to be identified, the NRC is rushing to vote on the rule before the September retirement of Commissioner William Magwood, an ally of the nuclear power industry.
The rule would establish that the environmental risks of storing spent fuel in pools of water at reactor sites for extended periods are negligible and for the most part don't need to be studied as part of the licensing requirements for nuclear power plants. But critics of the rule say that the NRC is blatantly ignoring its own research, which shows that the practice could lead to serious disasters: "You will have all the waste sitting, basically, in a giant swimming pool," the source says, "and the potential of the swimming pool draining or being breached by an accident or an attack or a power loss that causes the water to boil off—all of those things would have impacts that the NRC's own analysis says would equal that of a meltdown of the reactor core." ... Read more
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, August 22 [full 57:00]
TRNN News*TRNN | Peter Sinclair discusses | Greenland's Glaciers Rapid Melting Will Have Global Effects (08/22/14) [8:07]
I ran across a recent Fukushima video "The Fukushima Hoax", and while I know the situation there is dire, I thought I should look for more current videos of Fukusima to substantiated the authors claims. The videos I found from CBS, PBS, Vice I organized in order from "sugar coated" to "Alarming". It is very interesting how news organizations (corporations, and governments) can distort the truth.CBS | Fukushima: A rare look inside the nuclear plant three years after quake (01/23/14) [2:49]
*PBS News Hour | Return to Fukushima with Miles O'Brien (08/06/14) [33:15]
Three years after the disaster at Fukushima, science correspondent Miles O'Brien returned to the Daiichi nuclear plant for an exclusive look at the site. Follow Miles on a never-before-seen tour of Daiichi's sister site, Fukushima Daini, which narrowly avoided a meltdown during the Tohoku earthquake. As the country debates turning its reactors back on, Miles asks: will Japan have a nuclear future?Vice | Shocking Report From Fukushima (06/10/14) [13:33]
*Fairewinds.org | New TEPCO Report Shows Damage to Unit 3 Fuel Pool MUCH Worse Than That at Unit 4 (03/01/14) [7:36]
The Fukushima Hoax (06/12/14) [7:26]
Fukushima Building MORE Tanks & More Aftershocks Expected (07/15/14) [6:26]
Thom HartmannThom Hartmann | Politically Corrected: Karl Rove & The Fact Free Zone of Fox News (08/21/14) [1:56]
Technology | National Security | NSA
I was talking to a friend last weekend about the NSA and National Security and about how much we really don't know about their capabilities. I ran across some more videos on this topic, so I thought I would list them here, along with my all time favorite "Jacob Applebaum: To Protect And Infect (12/30/13) [1:02:42]".*Next Future Terrifying Technology (03/04/14) [1:04:52]
*Jacob Applebaum: To Protect And Infect (12/30/13) [1:02:42]
Hackers (full documentary) () [1:26:34]
Wall Street*Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)(trailer) [2:00]
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) (full) [58:33], Part 2 [56:00]
*The Crooked E - The Unshredded Truth About Enron (2003) [1:21:16]
Diane Rehms ShowDomestic News - Friday (08/22/14) [1hr]
International News - Friday (08/22/14) [1hr]
ComedyYour children will have a blast discovering what happens when we destroy the planet with Earth Ball (08/19/14) [2:04]
Two California youths accused of plotting high school shooting spree
Police in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena said on Monday they had thwarted a mass shooting plot with the arrest of two teenagers who were conspiring to kill several staffers and as many fellow students as possible at their high school.
"Enough evidence was discovered, and based on that evidence the two students were arrested," the statement said, though it did not identify the pair or make clear when they were taken into custody. ... Read more
Iraq Vet: Small-Town Cops Have Better Armor and Weaponry Than We Carried in a Combat
In my year in Iraq, I lost track of how many times my guys asked me why so many Iraqis viewed us with distrust when we were trying to help them. The question would arise while we were walking the beat with Iraqi police officers, manning checkpoints, or in our forward operating base after we went off-duty.
Invariably, my response went something like this: "Imagine that you're back home, OK? Suddenly, you got a whole mess of Iraqi soldiers in your town. They're all over the place, doing the same things we're doing right now. How do you think you'd react? You'd probably get pretty hot, right?" ...
How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
Before Zaida Ramos joined Cooperative Home Care Associates, she was raising her daughter on public assistance, shuttling between dead-end office jobs, and not making ends meet. "I earned in a week what my family spent in a day," she recalled.
After 17 years as a home health aide at Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA), the largest worker-owned co-op in the United States, Ramos recently celebrated her daughter's college graduation. She's paying half of her son's tuition at a Catholic school, and she's a worker-owner in a business where she enjoys flexible hours, steady earnings, health and dental insurance, plus an annual share in the profits. She's not rich, she says, "but I'm financially independent. I belong to a union, and I have a chance to make a difference." ...
Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200
Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200.
The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90 percent of those it infects, is ravaging the three small West African states of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and also has a toehold in Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy.
As the Geneva-based World Health Organization rushed to ramp up the global response to the outbreak first detected in March, including emergency food deliveries to quarantined zones, it announced that deaths from it had risen to 1,299 as of Aug. 16, out of 2,240 cases. ... Read more
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, August 19 [9:46] DN | Pastor: In Ferguson Police Crackdown, I Need a Gas Mask More Than My Clerical Collar (08/19/14) [13:56]
DN | Activist: For a New Generation, Ferguson Marks Historic Nonviolent Resistance to Police Repression (08/19/14) [5:40], Part 2 [9:41]
*DN | "Overpoliced & Underprotected": In Michael Brown Killing, Neglect of Black Communities Laid Bare (08/19/14) [12:39]
TRNN NewsTRNN | Activist Kevin Alexander Gray talks about the need for radical structural change to address the demands of the Ferguson uprising and the killing of unarmed African Americans across the United States (08/18/14) [12:48]
John Oliver*John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (08/17/14) [15:09]
TYT NewsTYT | Fox Guest's Ignorant 'Explanation' Of Michael Brown's Head Wounds (08/18/14) [4:04]
TYT | Are White People Thug Gangsters, Just Look At Their Hands! (08/18/14) [4:37]
*TYT | 'Raid & Detain' Is Now The Standard Procedure For Internet Trash-Talk? (08/18/14) [7:58]
*TYT | President Obama (R) Destroys Lobbyist Regulations (08/18/14) [3:48]
TYT | Congress Gets A Raise, But No Raise For You. (08/18/14) [3:12]
Thom HartmannThom Hartmann: Why Fox News has the Right to Lie to Us (older) [6:55]
Fox News Caught Lying/Knowing Nothing on Solar Power (older) [5:15]
What is going on with these people?ANOTHER Republican Says Disabled Children God's Punishment for Abortion (04/14/14) [2:17]
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Federal Authorities Wade Deeper Into Teen's Death
The announcement Sunday came after dozens of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents descended on the St. Louis suburb over the weekend to gather evidence as violent protests resumed following two days of relative peace.
Earlier, more than 3,000 people, including prominent civil rights leaders, gathered at a "unity rally" to call for greater protection for young black men who encounter police and greater federal intervention in the case of Michael Brown, the African-American teen killed Aug. 9 by a white police officer. ... Read more
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Lawmaker To Introduce Bill To Curb Increasing Militarization Of Police Agencies
A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo (north St. Louis)Read more
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A giant column of Russian aid trucks is headed for Ukraine -- flanked by attack helicopters
Russia is sending 280 trucks barreling toward eastern Ukraine as part of what it says is an aid convoy to help Ukrainian civilians effected by the worsening fighting there. But Ukrainian officials say they will not allow the trucks to cross into Ukraine because they believe they are a clandestine invasion force. It's not hard to see why: a few months earlier, Russia sent undercover special forces into the Ukrainian region of Crimea as the vanguard of a hostile invasion, which quickly annexed the territory.
Russia, never great at public relations abroad, is giving Ukraine reasons to worry, and not just because it is actively arming and supplying the eastern Ukrainian separatists who are causing the violence there. On Wednesday, for example, the aid convoy made a mysterious and unannounced stop at a Russian military base -- no one is sure why. Russia will not reveal the contents of the trucks. ... Read more
NAFTA Is 20 Years Old -- Here Are 20 Facts That Show How It Is Destroying The Economy
Back in the early 1990s, the North American Free Trade Agreement was one of the hottest political issues in the country. When he was running for president in 1992, Bill Clinton promised that NAFTA would result in an increase in the number of high quality jobs for Americans that it would reduce illegal immigration. Ross Perot warned that just the opposite would happen. He warned that if NAFTA was implemented there would be a "giant sucking sound" as thousands of businesses and millions of jobs left this country. Most Americans chose to believe Bill Clinton. Well, it is 20 years later and it turns out that Perot was right and Clinton was dead wrong.
So if NAFTA is so bad for American workers, then why don't our politicians just repeal it? [6:44]
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 18 [13:13] DN | Missouri Deploys National Guard to Ferguson; Autopsy Shows Police Shot Michael Brown 6 Times (08/18/14) [6:56], Part 2 [12:19], Part 3 [12:11], Part 4 [3:01], Part 5 [7:34]
TRNN News*TRNN | Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz say that the U.S. is using the possibility of Kurdish independence as a threat against the central government in Baghdad (08/18/14) [15:49]
TRNN | IPS's Phyllis Bennis discusses: Will Iraq's New PM Differ from al-Maliki? (08/18/14) [9:33]
TRNN | Richard Falk says: "A Tragic Mistake" To Not Explore Diplomacy With Hamas (08/18/14) [16:12]
*TRNN | Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Western sanctions are fueling a new sense of nationalism and pride, but it serves the oligarchs who want a more powerful state and armed forces to pursue their "Jurassic Capitalism" economic agenda (08/18/14) [10:23]
Stephen Colbert to Replace Letterman, Conservatives Flip Out (04/14/14) [7:18]
TYT News*TYT | Getting A Military Vehicle Is Shockingly Simple (08/15/14) [10:56] (see left column)
TYT | Russia Sends Hundreds Of Trucks To Ukrainian Border (08/15/14) [2:04]
"Russia is sending 280 trucks barreling toward eastern Ukraine as part of what it says is an aid convoy to help Ukrainian civilians effected by the worsening fighting there. But Ukrainian officials say they will not allow the trucks to cross into Ukraine because they believe they are a clandestine invasion force. It's not hard to see why: a few months earlier, Russia sent undercover special forces into the Ukrainian region of Crimea as the vanguard of a hostile invasion, which quickly annexed the territory.TYT | Ukraine Destroys Russian Military Convoy, Open Warfare Looms (08/15/14) [7:03]
Russia, never great at public relations abroad, is giving Ukraine reasons to worry, and not just because it is actively arming and supplying the eastern Ukrainian separatists who are causing the violence there. On Wednesday, for example, the aid convoy made a mysterious and unannounced stop at a Russian military base -- no one is sure why. Russia will not reveal the contents of the trucks.
"Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Ukrainian forces had attacked and destroyed part of a column of Russian military vehicles on Ukrainian territory, a step that, if confirmed, would represent a significant escalation of hostilities between Ukraine and Russia.NYTimes | For days after the death of Michael Brown, protesters faced off with the police as racially charged demonstrations gripped the streets of Ferguson, Mo. (08/15/14) [3:09]
Poroshenko told British Prime Minister David Cameron that "the majority" of a column of Russian military vehicles "had been destroyed by the Ukrainian artillery at night," his office said in a statement. The announcement came as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday that the defense alliance had seen an "incursion" into Ukraine the previous night.
The Kremlin denied Friday that there had been a border incursion, and a Russian military spokesman said that no Russian vehicles had been destroyed."
Ring of FireRing of Fire | Papantonio: Ferguson Displays New Militarized Police Culture (08/15/14) [7:22]
Shadow Government | COGTheLipTV | Sean Stone: CIA Secret Terror & the Shadow Government with Juval Aviv (04/11/14) [44:27]
What do the CIA, Hamas, the Mossad and Iran have in common? More than you may believe. CIA secrets of drugs, terror and the Lockerbie bombing, and the web of influence that has made political enemies into brothers in business through the shadow government is shared by retired Mossad agent, Juval Aviv. We also look at what the Russian government are really doing in Ukraine, US and Chinese government interest in Malaysia Flight 370, and more on this Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.
Juval Aviv is an Israeli-American security consultant and writer. He may be best known for his work with the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, and for having conducted the counter-terrorist operation as detailed by George Jonas in his novel, Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team. Since 2003, Aviv has published four books related to security, two of which address notable mysteries. He writes under the nom-de-plume of Sam Green.
Shadow Government - Alex Jones DVDs
I don't normally post Alex Jones Show or his Videos, because he has gotten to extreme in his opinions. I can see how that can happen through frustration. But, since he is on the Right and I'm on the Left I rather stick with DemocracyNow, TRNN, Ring-of-Fire, Thom Hartmann, TYT, etc. However, I do like his videos for the historical information on the NWO and also exposing Secret Societies, i.e. Freemason, Illuminati, CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, Bohemian Grove, Skull & Bones, etc.Invisible Empire: A New World Order Defined () [2:14:00]
Fall of the Republic () [2:24:19]
Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA () [2:20:38]
EndGame () [2:19:30]
The Obama Deception () [1:53:40]
Shadow Government - History
I found this 2hr video one of the best Histories on Secret Societies. If you are short on time, you can skip over the intro to 4:35, and if you are not particularly religious you can probably skip the ending, 2:17:00 to 2:26:14. Otherwise, the history is very well layed out.*The New World Order- Secret Societies and Biblical Prophecy () [2:26:13]
The following video is part of the Zeitgeist Movement... this is Part 3. I particularly like the whole set of videos and will try to post them later this week. This video again reinforces the Histories on Secret Societies.The Men Who Own and Run the U S Government (2013) [48:55]
Aaron Russo Told About 9/11 in Advance (2009) [5:12]
Reflections And Warnings - An Interview With Aaron Russo (2009) [1:35:45]
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Jason Hall Organized a Movement.
I started Slow Roll to show Detroit in a positive light.
It takes heart to live in Detroit. Locals are quick to acknowledge their city's challenges, and Jason Hall was no different. "I was feeling a bit beaten down by this city," he says. But everything changed when a friend suggested he do the simplest thing: Take a bike ride to clear his head. "I got out and started to see Detroit in a different way," he says. "On the ground level, you see the potential that exists. The city's wide open for new ideas."Click to zoom - Vegetarian Mushroom Spinach Lasagna
Robin WilliamsKoko's Tribute to Robin Williams (08/13/14) [4:36]
A Robin Williams tribute video from USO (08/13/14) [6:50]
One Nation Under SWAT: The Militarization of America's Police
Amidst the outrageous police presence in Ferguson, a look at how local law enforcement is turning communities into war zones.
Think of it as a different kind of blowback. Even when you fight wars in countries thousands of miles distant, they still have an eerie way of making the long trip home. Take the latest news from Bergen County, New Jersey, one of the richest counties in the country. Its sheriff's department is getting two mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPs -- 15 tons of protective equipment -- for a song from the Pentagon. And there's nothing special in that. The Pentagon has handed out 600 of them for nothing since 2013, with plenty more to come. They're surplus equipment, mostly from our recent wars, and perhaps they will indeed prove handy for a sheriff fretting about insurgent IEDs (roadside bombs) in New Jersey or elsewhere in the country. When it comes to the up-armoring and militarization of America's police forces, this is completely run-of-the-mill stuff. ... Read more
Ferguson Is 60 Percent Black. Virtually All Its Cops Are White.
Black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, the working-class city in northern St. Louis county where an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by police officers on Saturday, say the town has been a "powder keg" of racial imbalance for decades. "They treat us like second class all the way down the line," one black resident told the LA Times. A black city alderman said the ensuing protests are "a boiling over of tensions that had been going on for a long while." Read moreClick to zoom - Ferguson, IL
War Cry of the Conservatives - Lets Cut the Budget
I love this videoDonald Rumsfeld Admits Day before 911 "2.3 TRillion Dollars Missing from DOD" () [3:57]
96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should
Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials. The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent.
Blogger and activist Jes Baker teamed up with photographer Liora K to showcase women's bodies just as they are -- unfiltered, un-Photoshopped, and totally amazing. ... Read moreI think they have missed another section of the population!
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, August 15 [8:06] DN | Facing National Outcry, Ferguson Police Drop Military-Grade Gear as Protests Continue Over Shooting (08/15/14) [10:45]
*DN | Cops or Soldiers? Pentagon, DHS Helped Arm Police in Ferguson with Equipment Used in War (08/15/14) [7:16]
*DN | As WHO Warns Ebola Death Toll Is Underestimated, How Should Global Community Handle Dire Crisis? (08/15/14) [15:58]
TRNN News*TRNN | Mr. Williams says the global elites plan to protect themselves by adapting to the threat of continuing fossil fuel use, while everyone else will suffer the consequences of climate change disasters (08/15/14) [15:19]
TRNN | Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy as Obama Goes After Times Reporter Risen (08/15/14) [7:01]
TRNN | Award winning journalists James Risen and Phil Donahue discuss the importance of grassroots movements in preserving the basic tenants of democracy at a time of unprecedented attacks on whistle-blowers and journalists. (08/15/14) [7:02]
TYT NewsTYT | Over A Billion Raised By Clintons & Guess 'Who' Gave Most (08/14/14) [5:18]
Diane Rehms ShowDomestic News - Friday (08/15/14) [1hr]
International News - Friday (08/15/14) [1hr]
There's Another Mammoth Global Trade Agreement You've Never Heard Of
Most progressives are, by now, familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proposed trade deal that would link the United States with Pacific Rim powerhouses like Australia and Japan. Wonkier corners of the left are equally conversant in the intrigue of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a pact that would couple the United States and the European Union. Like-minded critics would do well by memorizing yet another trade acronym: TISA, or the Trade in Services Agreement. Judging by the stakes and the ultra-secrecy of the negotiations, it could easily be the worst of the bunch.
Here's what we know: Fifty countries, including the United States, the EU nations, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey, have been in TISA talks since 2012. The resulting agreement will set the terms for almost 70 percent of global trade in "services": everything from banking and construction to telecom and tourism.>/p>
The public got its first glimpse of the treaty on June 19, when WikiLeaks published a draft of the agreement's chapter on financial services. It wasn't pretty. The text included proposals to extend new "market access" guarantees to all participating states and fresh limits on the ability of nations to "discriminate" against foreign financial firms. The section hasn't been finalized, but the leak confirmed what TISA skeptics feared: The United States and EU are leading the charge to block countries from imposing domestic regulations on the multi-trillion-dollar services industries.
"It is astounding that at a time when we are still reeling from the devastating consequences of reckless financial deregulation, our governments are negotiating further deregulation of the financial sector, solely in the interests of large financial corporations," says Daniel Bertossa, senior policy and advocacy officer at Public Services International (PSI), a global public-sector union federation based in France. ....
Click to zoom - Global Trade Deals
The TPP, short for Trans Pacific Partnership, is a Free Trade Agreement that is currently being pushed by the US to 10 nations of the Pacific Rim: New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico and Canada. Japan has shown interest. The TPP just held it's 13th Round of Negotiations in the US, and will be holding Round 14th on September. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a super-treaty which would jeopardize the sovereignty of the nations involved by giving that power to large corporations like Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Halliburton, Philip Morris, GE, GM, Apple.TTIP Trade Agreement
TISA Trade Agreement
Unholy Trinity on America
... "Free trade" is uncontrolled, unrestricted access to our economy, tariff- and duty-free, for goods made in foreign lands for $4 per hour or less. We cannot compete with these wages, so our manufacturers are forced to close up, sell out or leave the country. It is the reason we have lost our manufacturing sector and languish in a state where nearly a quarter of the workforce is unemployed or underemployed. No wealthy nation can withstand a "free trade" relationship with a nation of low wages and few regulations. ...
... The first of three gargantuan "free trade" deals is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Many different countries in all kinds of states of development are being bound together with the "free trade". The deal is being negotiated in secret, and get used to that because none of these trade deals has any transparency. Most of this deal isn't even about trade. In addition to forcing open relations between us and low-wage nations, it will tighten controls over the Internet and other areas, all without Congressional involvement. ...
... The second, which started negotiations about a year ago, is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Its trade implications are perhaps less potentially damaging than the TTP's, because it involves the U.S. and Europe, whose wages are similar to ours, but like the TPP it will principally not be about trade. Again, negotiations are secret and only Wikileaks has allowed us the little bit of knowledge that we have. ...
... Finally, there is TISA. The Trade in Services Agreement. The extent of this agreement could be the entire globe when all is said and done. This scheme is even more secret than the previous two, as it was given a top secret classification that will not expire until five years after the agreement is passed! Our leaders propose to fashion laws for us and we can't even know what they are! ... Read more
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, August 14 [5:53] *DN | Armed w/ Military-Grade Weapons, Ferguson, Missouri Police Crack Down on Protests Over Michael Brown Shooting (08/14/14) [7:13]
DN | Worse Than Tiananmen? 1st Anniversary of Egyptian Army Killings of 800+ Anti-Coup Protesters (08/14/14) [15:10]
DN | New Family Detention Centers Hold Immigrant Women and Children Without Bond as Asylum Claims Pend (08/14/14) [8:42]
DN | Atomic Cover-Up: The Hidden Story Behind the U.S. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part 1 (08/09/14) [10:18], Part 2 [seems there is a problem]
As radiation readings in Japan reach their highest levels since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdowns, we look at the beginning of the atomic age. Today is the 66th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which killed some 75,000 people and left another 75,000 seriously wounded. It came just three days after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing around 80,000 people and injuring some 70,000. By official Japanese estimates, nearly 300,000 people died from the bombings, including those who lost their lives in the ensuing months and years from related injuries and illnesses. Other researchers estimate a much higher death toll. Democracy Now! airs an account of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the pilots who flew the B-29 bomber that dropped that bomb, and feature an interview with the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Weller, who was the first reporter to enter Nagasaki. He later summarized his experience with military censors who ordered his story killed, saying, "They won." Democracy Now! interviews Greg Mitchell, co-author of "Hiroshima in America: A Half Century of Denial," with Robert Jay Lifton. His latest book is "Atomic Cover-Up: Two U.S. Soldiers, Hiroshima & Nagasaki and The Greatest Movie Never Made."
TRNN NewsTRNN | PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein discusses how FED Vice Chair Stanley Fischer's has ignored real solutions to improve the economy, like increasing wages, ... (08/14/14) [7:59]
*TRNN | Lawrence Wilkerson: Cooperation with Iran Necessary to Thwart Islamic State in Iraq (08/14/14) [9:54]
*TRNN | Burt Wides | Systemic Corruption and 40 Years Since Nixon Resigned (08/14/14) [22:11], Part 2 [21:04]
Mr. Wides tells Paul Jay the Watergate scandal exposed a pattern of a White House above the law and paved the way to exposure of CIA assassinations plots and illegal actions.
Ring of FireRing of Fire | The Corporate Death Grip on America (08/13/14) [3:15]
Chris Hayes - All InChris Hayes | Protesters and police clash in wake of shooting death of Michael Brow. (08/12/14) [15:34]
Chris Hayes | Chris Hayes examines the racial double-standard that still dominates American society. (08/12/14) [7:48]
Chris Hayes | Chris Hayes asks "Mrs. Doubtfire" screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer about her memories from working with the actor Robin Williams (08/12/14) [4:47]
Tiny HouseTiny house in the city- Boneyard Studios tour -Jay Austin's home [10:40]
ReasonTV | Jay Austin's Beautiful, Illegal Tiny House [10:31]
Colorado portable tiny house + Airstream-ish portable office [12:47]
As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.
When She Talks, Banks Shudder
... But after years of quixotic advocacy, Ms. Admati is reaching some very prominent ears. Last month, President Obama invited her and five other economists to a private lunch to discuss their ideas. She left him with a copy of "The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It," a 2013 book she co-authored. A few weeks later, she testified for the first time before the Senate Banking Committee. And, in a recent speech, Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, praised her "vigorous campaign." ... Read moreBill Moyers | Stanford finance professor Anat R. Admati talks to Bill Moyers about "too-big-to-fail" banks. (06/14) [24:34]
When Did Republicans Start Hating the Environment?
Roughly 1991, according to a new study.
It's one of those facts that sweeps you back into an alien, almost unrecognizable era. On July 9, 1970, Republican President Richard Nixon announced to Congress his plans to create the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. By the end of that year, both agencies were a reality. Nowadays, among their other tasks, they either monitor or seek to mitigate the problem of global warming--actions that make today's Republicans, Nixon's heirs, completely livid.
To give one example of how anti-environment the right today is, just consider this ThinkProgress analysis, finding that "over 58 percent" of congressional Republicans refuse to accept the science of climate change. So what happened to the GOP, from the time of Nixon to the present, to turn an environmental leader into an environmental retrograde? According to a new study in the journal Social Science Research, the key change actually began around the year 1991--when the Soviet Union fell. "The conservative movement replaced the 'Red Scare' with a new 'Green Scare' and became increasingly hostile to environmental protection at that time," argues sociologist Aaron McCright of Michigan State University and two colleagues. ...
Paul Singer Will Make Argentina Pay
"He [Paul Singer]finds a country in distress, he buys its debt, he demands full payment, and he doesn't care about the economics, the poverty, the circumstances of the country," says Mark Cymrot, who represented Peru and is head of BakerHostetler's international disputes group. "From his point of view, he would say, 'What's wrong with it?' And you'd have to say he's right. But I wouldn't want to earn money that way myself." ...
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, August 13 [10:19] DN | The Rise of ISIS: US Invasion of Iraq, Foreign Backing of Syrian Rebels Helped Fuel Jihadis' Advance (08/13/14) [13:05]
*DN | Glenn Greenwald on Iraq: Is U.S. "Humanitarianism" Only Summoned to Control Oil-rich Areas? (08/13/14) [7:25], Part 2 [2:42], Part 3 [7:07]
TRNN News*TRNN | Christopher Williams: Can Geo-Engineering Save the Planet?, Part 4 (08/13/14) [18:28]
Click to zoom - Geoengineering
TRNN | Meteorologist Jeff Masters discusses: Linking Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change, Part 1 (08/13/14) [6:24]
TRNN | Meteorologist Jeff Masters discusses: How the Jet Stream Affects Weather Patterns, Part 2 (08/13/14) [5:12]
WH | Freezing Weather : Polar Vortex Explained/with 3D Animation Video (6 months ago) [2:12]
John PilgerJohn Pilger | The War You Don't See (2010) [1:23:06]
John Pilger | Breaking The Silence - The War On Terror [51:25]
Ring of FireRing of Fire | The Koch Plan to Destroy the Economy (08/12/14) [2:26]
Ring of Fire | Time for Democrats to Fight Back (08/08/14) [5:04]
Ring of Fire | Big Banks Crippling America with Debt (08/08/14) [4:12]
TYT NewsTYT | Robin Williams Is A Coward, According To Shep Smith (08/12/14) [8:23]
TYT | Protests in St. Louis After Teen Murdered By Police (08/12/14) [5:39]
TYT | Fox News Anchor Helps The Terrorists (08/12/14) [5:37]
*TYT | Real Life Super Villains Hold Entire Country Hostage (08/12/14) [14:56]
More Interesting VideosItalian Design - Space Saving Furniture [6:00]
Talented Pianist Performs Beethoven's 'Für Elise' In Multiple Styles At Airport In Prague (08/11/14) [5:46]
As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.
We Say Goodbye To Robin Williams at 63
"Robin Williams passed away this morning," said Mara Buxbaum, president of his PR firm. "He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
His wife, Susan Schneider, issued a brief statement: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," she said. ... Read moreUSAToday | Oscar-winning actor/comic Robin Williams was found dead in his California home Monday, a possible suicide, according to investigators. He was 63 (08/12/14) [3:45]
Undeniable Proof That The California Drought Is A Big Deal
With major wildfires burning six at a time, more than half of California now experiencing the most severe category of dryness and experts warning that even an El Niño year won't be enough to redeem the west in 2015, residents of California and beyond must face the terrifying reality that the drought probably isn't done breaking records -- and it's not something just farmers and firefighters have to face.
The Huffington Post asked readers to share photos through the hashtag #OurDroughtIsReal to show how the drought is affecting them in their own backyards, literally. Here are some of the heartbreaking photos and stories you shared. ... See article for a lot more photos
The Rebirth of Stakeholder Capitalism?
... Pantagonia, a large apparel manufacturer based in Ventura, California, has organized itself as a "B-corporation." That's a for-profit company whose articles of incorporation require it to take into account the interests of workers, the community and the environment, as well as shareholders. ...
... In addition, 27 states have passed laws allowing companies to incorporate as "benefit corporations." This gives directors legal protection to consider the interests of all stakeholders rather than just the shareholders who elected them. We may be witnessing the beginning of a return to a form of capitalism that was taken for granted in America 60 years ago. ...
... What changed? In the 1980s, corporate raiders began mounting unfriendly takeovers of companies that could deliver higher returns to their shareholders -- if they abandoned their other stakeholders. The raiders figured profits would be higher if the companies fought unions, cut workers' pay or fired them, automated as many jobs as possible or moved jobs abroad, shuttered factories, abandoned their communities and squeezed their customers. ... Read more
Some pictures I ran across
Sudan is one of the world's poorest countries. It's a country whose poverty levels are lower than those of even a few third-world countries. To say that it's poor isn't even enough to fully describe the state of the country of Sudan.Zoom - Sudan
The picture above shows just that. No, that's not the hand of a dead infant or child. It's the hand of a child, albeit, a thin and heavily malnourished one. The mere state of the child's body and how it's common in the country of Sudan speaks a lot about just how poor the country is.
Zoom - Family
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, August 12 [9:27] DN | History Repeating Itself? U.S. Bombing Iraq While Jockeying to Oust Leader It Once Favored (08/12/14) [11:18]
DN | As U.S. Strikes Continue in Iraq, Yazidis Still Need Safe Passage to Flee ISIS "Cleansing" Attacks (08/12/14) [7:46]
TRNN NewsTRNN | Christopher Williams: Fracking Success Shut Down US Climate Change Policy (08/12/14) [16:39]
Mr. Williams tells Paul Jay that the fabulous profits made from fracking oil and gas took climate change off Obama agenda, and while coal emissions may be down in the US, coal exports have grown exponentially.TRNN | Vijay Prashad: Renewed US air strikes will plunge Iraq into further chaos while the US and its allies refuse to seek a regional solution to the conflic (08/12/14) [14:04]
Banksters | Crony Capitalism | GREED*THE FLAW takes an in-depth look at how the credit bubble hastened the economic crash that afflicted the world in the first decade of the 21st century. (2011) [1:21:00]
International award winning director David Sington tells the story of the credit bubble which caused the financial crisis and brought suffering to millions. Forsaking easy explanations of greedy bankers and incompetent regulators, this film goes to the roots of the forces which caused America and the UK to be gripped by the crazy belief that everyone could be rich and property prices would rise for ever. With a cast of bankers, borrowers, brokers and some of the best economic brains in the world, the film tells a gripping story of delusion, deceit and destruction.
60 Minutes60 Minutes archives | The Nixon years () [26:00]
AUGUST 5, 2014, 6:26 PM | This 8/11/74 broadcast featuring Mike Wallace and Morley Safer was devoted to a retrospective of Richard Nixon's political career, his presidency and the Watergate scandal that led to his resignation.
PoliticsThe Dark Side of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: Seymour Hersh Interview (1983) [58:24]
Richard Nixon's Secrets Uncovered () [44:59]
*The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (older, but good) [1:46:42]
The Trials of Henry Kissinger (old, but good) [1:19:41]
For more information on the military-industrial complex go to the following menu: "Why We Fight" by Eugene Jarecki, is a 2006 documentary film about the military-industrial complex. [1:38:41]
Thom HartmannThom Hartmann | The GOP billionaire behind Argentina's crash (08/06/14) [9:22]
Thom Hartmann | The Roots of the New Cold War (08/07/14) [11:35]
*Thom Hartmann | Siberian Crater Mystery Solved. Dr. Michael Mann, Penn State University author of "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars" (08/08/14) [12:42]
John Oliver*HBO | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Predatory Lending. (08/10/14) [16:32]
Payday loans put a staggering amount of Americans in debt. They prey on the elderly and military service members. They're awful, and nearly impossible to regulate. We've recruited Sarah Silverman to help spread the word about how to avoid falling into their clutches.
Diane Rehms ShowThe Latest on U.S. Involvement in Iraq (08/12/14) [1hr]
What's At Stake In The Scottish Independence Referendum (08/12/14) [1hr]
Lindsey Graham: If Obama Doesn't Go On Offense, Terrorists Are 'Coming Here'
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) doesn't think the public has been sufficiently frightened about what is going on in the Middle East. On Sunday, he urged President Barack Obama to give a speech warning Americans that the United States faces a possible terrorist attack from Iraq or Syria. ...
... On Thursday, Obama announced that he had authorized limited airstrikes in Iraq in an effort to stop the Islamic State, a militant group currently threatening the Kurdish city of Irbil, where American officials and forces are located. The group has also driven thousands of Iraqis belonging to the minority Yazidi sect onto a barren mountain and terrorized people across the country as it seeks to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. ...
Trompe l'oeil ArtworkClick to zoom - 3D Murals
3D Mural Art Of Artist Eric Grohhe
Eric Grohe Murals LLC Working in cooperation with architects, designers, art commissions and community representatives, Eric Grohe creates mural art that transforms the environment and communities as well. He believes that his art should involve, challenge and inspire the viewer; not simply adorn, but integrate with its architectural surroundings. ...
Eye Deceiving Wall Murals by John Pugh
California based artist John Pugh specializes in the art of in 'trompe l'oeil', which means 'to deceive the eye' in French. Pugh uses his skills to create huge 3D scenes on the side of buildings that fools the eye. Take for instance the wall mural painted on a wall in Los Gatos, California. It looks as if an earthquake had shaken away the walls of these buildings to reveal Egyptian architecture hidden inside. And that woman peering into the ruins? She is not real either. ...
Janet Shearer website
Zoom - Facade of the 39GeorgeV building
In 2007, the people of Paris were able to take in this view of the 39 George V building. While the structure was being renovated, artwork made entirely of photographs of the original building was manipulated, printed and hung on scaffolding to shelter the rehabilitation.Zoom - René Magritte Building
Back in 2009, a new museum, dedicated to the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte, opened in Brussels. The building that housed this famous painter's work had its facade recreated in trompe l'oeil, featuring two side of theatre curtains pleated open to reveal a giant reproduction of iconic work of Magritte: The Empire of Light (1954).BuzzFeed | 33 Brain-Melting Works Of 3-D Sidewalk Chalk Art
DemocracyNow Daily NewsDemocracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 11 [9:07] DN | Noam Chomsky on Media's "Shameful Moment" in Gaza & How a U.S. Shift Could End the Occupation (08/11/14) [11:54], Part 2 [15:30], Part 3 [19:22]
TRNN NewsTRNN | Medical ethicist Harriet Washington explains why most pharmaceuticals companies decline to produce drugs for the developing world yet use it for clinical testing (08/11/14) [8:39], Part 2 [10:47]
Nuclear Weapons60 Minutes | Tour a nuclear launch control center (04/27/14) [5:24]
*HBO | Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Nuclear Weapons (07/27/14) [15:21]
Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove () [46:02]
WarThe Trials of Henry Kissinger (old, but good) [1:19:41]
John Pilger | Year Zero - The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979) [52:13]
DN | 50 Years After U.S. Launched Secret War on Laos, Unexploded Bombs Still Killing Civilians (06/25/14) [5:56]
Watch the US Drop 2.5 Million Tons of Bombs on Laos