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Financial World
The Wolf of Wall Street
*The Wolf of Wall Street Official (trailer) (06/16/13) [2:14]
The Wolf of Wall Street (full) [2:59:49]
PBS Frontline | To Catch a Trader, SAC Trading (01/07/14) [53:41]
PBS FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith goes inside the government's ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading, drawing on exclusively obtained video of hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen, incriminating FBI wiretaps of other traders, and interviews with both Wall Street and Justice Department insiders.
Margin Call (2011) [56:01], Part 2 [46:05]
Inside Job Documentary by Charles Ferguson
*Inside Job (trailer) (2010) [2:45]
Long, but one of the best documentaries on what went on during the financial crisis of 2008.
Inside Job by Charles Furgison Part 1 (2011) [57:07], Part 2 [47:02]
*The Biggest Bank Heist Ever! (2011) [49:42]
Shorter version of Inside Job. Uses a lot of the same material, more of the one-on-one interviews.
FOUR HORSEMEN by RenegadeEconomist.com
*FOUR HORSEMEN is an independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. [1:38:54]
Heist: A Who Done It On The Economy (shortened version) [27:57]
Heist - Who Stole the American Dream? (full) (2012) [1:26:21]
No End in Sight Iraq's Descent Into Chaos by Charles Ferguson
No End in Sight by Charles Ferguson (2006) [1:41:53]
Why We Fight by Eugene Jarecki,
"Why We Fight" by Eugene Jarecki, is a 2006 documentary film about the military--industrial complex. [1:38:41]
Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill
*Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill (2013) [1:26:21]
UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars by Greenwald
*UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars by Robert Greenwald (full) (10/28/13) [1:03:55]
Drone Strikes 2004-2013 - Click to zoom

Nuclear Bombs expoded
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 (hint 2053) - by Isao Hashimoto [14:25]
The above video starts out slow, but keeps building as more countries get into the act. Note: you can use the progress bar to move back and forth inside the video.

Environment - Climate Change
Chasing Ice by James Balog
*Chasing Ice (full) (2012)
Chasing Ice with James Balog Lecture (01/16/14) [1:06:11]
GeoEngineeringWatch.org | Dane Wigington: Climate Engineering Weather Warfare, and the Collapse of Civilization (01/30/14) [1:17:19]
Click to zoom chart - Globe/w winds at Jet Stream level
Pretty Cool Globe Showing the Winds at Jet Stream Level
Click to zoom chart - US Wind Map
Click to zoom chart - winds at Jet Stream level
Click to zoom chart - temps near ground level
Click picture to zoom in to the TED talks

Exponential (hockey stick) growth
Albert Bartlett, professor emeritus of Physics at Univ of Colorado-Boulder, talks about how to view unfettered growth [1:13:54] or the updated version here
Give the above video a chance. Watch the first 10 minutes and see if it doesn't spark an interest. Professor Bartlett has an easy way of explaining exponential (hockey stick) growth that most of us don't understand.

Environment - Resource
Big Oil
*Robert Greenwald's "Koch Brothers Exposed" (full) (2012) [1:00:51]
The Big Fix - BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Cover up (2012) [1:30:20]
Houston We Have A Problem [46:36], Part 2 [39:55]
A Crude Awakening - The Oilcrash () [1:22:52]
Tar Sands - Click to zoom
Tar Sands is a messy job
Oil Dericks (New & Old) - Click to zoom

Oil Rigs in the Gulf - 4,000 of them - Click to zoom

HBO Newsroom
*The Newsroom - Why America is NOT the greatest country in the world, anymore. (current) [4:48]
*The Newsroom - Tea Party is the American Taliban (current) [6:12]
*The Newsroom - Hiring the intern (current) [1:20]
12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt (05/08/12) [6:43]
Financial Charts
Bank Consolidation - "Too Big To Fail" Banks
"Too Big To Fail" Banks - Click to zoom

Left vs Right - Click to zoom
National Debt
Who's Responsible for National Debt - Click to zoom
US Debt Clock - Click to zoom

World Debt Clock - Click to zoom

My Comment
I heard that if you had a stack of $100.00 dollar bills that equaled 1 trillion dollars, the stack would be 62 miles high!  Or, if you paid back a loan at 1 dollar a second it would take 31.7 years to pay back 1 billion dollars... or 31,700 years to pay back 1 trillion dollars.
$1 Trillion & US Debt in Physical $100 bills [2:10]
Click picture to zoom in - National Budget

Click picture to zoom in - National Debt

Click picture to zoom in - FDIC

Click picture to zoom in - Derivatives and Bank Exposures

*Wealth Inequality
Inequality for All by Robert Reich
*Robert Reich | Inequality For All Official (trailer) (2013) [1:48]
Robert Reich | Inequality for All (full) [1:30:11]
*Wealth Inequality in America [6:25]
*Wealth Inequality in the World [3:51]
Privateizing America
ALEC - American Legislative Exchange Council
ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council) Explained in 5 Minutes [5:00]
DN & Bill Moyers | Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws (2012) [11:38]
Bill Moyers | United States of ALEC: Privatizing America One State House at a Time (2013) [56:46]
ALEC Exposed.org website
Pick Your ALEC Politician
*The Untold History Of The US by Oliver Stone
*The Untold History Of The United States Episode 01 [58:00], Episode 02 [59:06], Episode 03 [59:06], Episode 04 [59:06], Episode 05 [59:06], Episode 06 [59:06], Episode 07 [59:06], Episode 08 [59:06], Episode 09 [59:06], Episode 10 [59:06]

  1. E01: World War II
    New series features events that at the time went under reported, but shaped America's history. The first chapter explores the birth of the American Empire by focusing on FDR, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.
  2. E02: Roosevelt, Truman, & Wallace
    Historical upset of Harry Truman replacing Henry Wallace as Roosevelt's Vice President. Exploration of the relationship between the US and the Soviet Union and the beginnings of the Cold War.
  3. E03: The Bomb
    The strategies behind the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan are explored as well as the new mythology that emerged from the war. The bombing haunted the Soviets and mistrust towards the Allies grew quickly.
  4. E04: The Cold War: 1945-1950
    The equation changes: specific month-by-month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it.
  5. E05: The '50s: Eisenhower, The Bomb & The Third World
    Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles replace Truman. Stalin dies but relations with the Soviet Union turn colder.
  6. E06: JFK: To The Brink
    JFK and the Bay of Pigs; on the brink of total war during Cuban Missile Crisis; early Vietnam; JFK's attempts at peace with Khrushchev; JFK assassinated.
  7. E07: Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal Of Fortune
    Cataclysm in Vietnam as the war reaches a turning point - there's no going back. The betrayal by Richard Nixon.
  8. E08: Reagan Gorbachev & Third World-Rise of the Right
    Carter's dreams of change give way to Ronald Reagan. Gorbachev redeems Reagan and fresh opportunities for peace arise. The debate over Reagan's legacy.
  9. E09: Bush & Clinton: Squandered Peace-New World Order
    George W. Bush's doctrine of endless war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the continued cannibalization of the U.S. economy. Squandered chances given by the end of the Cold War. A new USA, the National Security Fortress.
  10. E10: Bush & Obama - Age of Terror
    The meaning of events up to today. Obama and the destiny of the American Empire.

*The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
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. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Here are some more, less know Vietnam documentaries, that I think are pretty good.

Hearts and Minds (Vietnam) (1973) | Peter Davis | 1973 | 1:52:01
Sir No Sir (2005) | | 2005 | 49:27
My Father's Vietnam (2015) | | 2015 | 1:18:42

Whistle Blowers
The Pentagon Papers - Daniel Ellsberg
William Binney - NSA
Sibel Edmonds - FBI
Russ Tice - NSA
Thomas Andrews Drake - NSA
John Kiriakou - CIA
Wendell Potter - CIGNA
Wikileaks - Julian Assange
Bradley Manning
See Wikileak references above
Collateral Murder - Wikileaks - Iraq
Edward Snowden

Surveillance State | Homeland Security??
*Enemy Of The State (1998) (full movie) [2:12:12]
Future NSA surveillance
1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS. World's highest resolution video surveillance platform by DARPA [4:41]
NOVA | The Spy Factory () [52:48]
A YouTube Commenter - now who perjured themselves before Congress? I thought that was illegal? So why isn't James Crapper in jail?
*ProPublica | Has the Gov't Lied on NSA Snooping? Let's Go to the Videotape [2:53]
$2 Billion NSA Utah Data Center, also known as the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center
Size - Many, many football fields
Speed - 27,000 trillion calculations a second
Ever wonder how fast the computer is in the NSA Utah Data Center: it can do 27,000 trillion calculations a second.
Storage - enough data to fill up the US
Ever wonder what 42 trillion file cabinets stacked together would look like?

According to a report by NPR, the NSA data center in Utah will be capable of saving 5 Zettabytes (5 billion Terabyte). Assuming that a filing cabinet with 60 files (30,000 pages of paper) uses up 0.4 m2, which would correspond to 120 MB of data, the printed out Utah data center would use up 17 million square kilometers.

911 | Iraq | The Bushladen Network
Bush, Cheney, PNAC, & The Criminal Conspiracy To Invade Iraq [10:46]
"The Bush Legacy" -- Eight Years of Criminal Conspiracy and Abject Stupidity (01/20/09) [9:23]
*Wes Clark - America's Foreign Policy (10/03/07) [7:36]
Bushladen Network - Click to zoom
*Truthloader | What you're not being told about Booz Allen Hamilton and Edward Snowden (10/07/13) [11:47]
*Truthloader | Who are The Carlyle Group, and what is their relationship with Booz Allen Hamilton? (08/16/13) [9:18]
Click to zoom - The Carlyle Group
Click to zoom - Booz Allen Hamilton
Click to zoom - Booz Allen Hamilton Revolving Door
Washington Crisis | Wall Street Crisis
60 Minutes | Wall Street: The Speed Traders () [13:36]
60 Minutes: Blows The Lid Off Congressional Insider Trading (11/14/11) [15:30]
60 Minutes | Jack Abramoff, The Lobbyist's Playbook (11/06/11) [14:53]
RT | Jack Abramoff: 'Congress corrupt to core' (01/18/12) [12:14]
60 Minutes | American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits from the U.S. tax rate. (08/14/11) [13:48]
Dylan Ratigan spills the beans in under 4 minutes. Must be a record.
Dylan Ratigan Goes on a Rant [4:45]
*Bill Black: Economic Collapse [48:45]
Rachel Maddow As go unions, so goes the Democratic Party [4:30]
How Goldman Sachs Takes Your Money [10:50]
Farenheit 911 by Michael Moore
Michael Moore | Farenheit 911 [1:58:29]
History of Corporate Tax Rates
Top Tax Rate - Click to zoom
Jesse Ventura -- Conspiracy Theory
I like Jesse Ventura's videos because they raise a lot of questions that we the public might never think about. I think the show also does a good job of answering the raised questions. But, I also think we the public can do a lot more research on our own and draw our own conclusions.

Jesse Ventura - Conspiracy Theory

  1. Wall Street [54:00]
  2. Secret Societies [43:43]
  3. 9/11 The Pentagon [54:00]
  4. BP Oil Disaster [54:00]
  5. HAARP [54:00]
  6. Police State Conspiracy [54:00]
  7. Area 51 [54:00]
Jon Steward: Fear Factory, By creating a convenient ecosystem, China's Foxconn draws in employees who earn 31 cents an hour working for 35 hours straight, thereby saving American companies money. (01/16/12) [7:06]
Unsolved Mysteries
Click to zoom - Major Causes of Death
Intelligence | National Secutity? | Black Budgets
Click picture to zoom in
52.6 Billion Black Budget
Military | Military Budgets
**Daily Ticker | Find the $8.5 Trillion the Pentagon Can't Account For (2014) [5:32]
Click to see additional charts

07.03.2012. 15:02

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