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Computer Voting and Stealing Democracy (TRNN)

Published on Aug 25, 2015

Larry Wilkerson says, that computerized voting has increased the capacity of cheating with precision, consistency and efficiency without any forensic evidence.



We've always had cheating, even Wilkerson admits it's something the GOP loves. Cheating runs rampant, is more sophisticated now, without any trace, how convenient. Please give him a listen.

Keiser Report, Episode 801

Published on Aug 25, 2015

In this special episode of the Keiser Report from Miami, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert ask Reggie Middleton whether Miami really is the fraud capital of America. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Steve Dibert of MFI-Miami.com about mojitos, fraud arbitrage and whatever happened to Mers.


Max touches on much more & absolutely nails it, I always look forward to his show & his take.

Clinton Emails and The Privatization of Mexico's State Owned Oil and Gas Company (2 parts)

Published on Aug 13, 2015

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog.org says the emails confirm that Clinton's State had a role in breaking up the state-owned oil and gas company, Pemex, paving the way for international oil to wreak the benefits of off shore drilling.


Published on Aug 17, 2015

Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog.org discusses Hilary Clinton's role in breaking up the state-owned oil and gas company Pemex as well as her climate track record in the context of her State Department tenure.


Prof. Richard Wolff: Global Capitalism: August 2015 Monthly Update

Published on Aug 13, 2015

Capitalism, the Vanishing Middle and the Poor

Judson Memorial Church
Assembly Hall
239 Thompson Street at Washington Square, Manhattan

Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum, and Judson Memorial Church

These programs begin with 30 minutes of short updates on important economic events of the last month. Then Wolff analyzes several major economic issues. For this Aug. 12, these will include:

1. Puerto Rico joins Detroit, Greece, etc. on capitalism’s list of victims
2. Why workers’ coops are key to the new “socialism for the 21st century”
3. Today’s assaults on workers’ pensions: analysis and real opposition

Bio: Richard D. Wolff is a Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York. He is the author of many books, including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, and Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA.
Wolff hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York City (Pacifica Radio). More: http://rdwolff.com/content/about


For more info or donations: http://www.democracyatwork.info/

Professor Wolff's Podcast: http://www.truth-out.org/economic-upd...

Note: Used by permission of Prof. R.D. Wolff.

Keiser Report, E795, W/ Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com

Published on Aug 11, 2015

In this summer solutions episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are joined by Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com to discuss the solution to global ponzi schemes as a source of economic activity. They discuss country specific ponzis from Greece to China and beyond.

Vindicated, while Lagarde emerges a loser? – David Marsh in MarketWatch, Yanis Varoufakis

Vindicated, while Lagarde emerges a loser? – David Marsh in MarketWatch

Posted on August 4, 2015 by yanisv

In his Monday column on MarketWatch David Marsh entitled his opinion piece: “Varoufakis vidicated, while Lagarde emerges as a loser”. Of course the point is not whether I have, or have not, been vindicated. The crucial issue concerns the viability, or otherwise, of the latest Greek deal. From day 1 I have been arguing that Ms Christine Lagarde has an interest in a negotiating impasse (between Greece and its creditors) so that she does not have to confess to the simple fact that the IMF’s staff will rebel if she signs another unsustainable loan agreement with a country whose debt is as unpayable as they come. For David’s analysis, read on…

Something is going badly wrong in relations between Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, and the staff of the institution. Three times this month, in politically fraught negotiations over a Greek debt package, the IMF staff has disavowed its management over providing more loans to Greece as part of the third bailout deal of €82 billion to €86 billion that euro leaders stated they sealed on July 13.

As Oscar Wilde might have said, to show one such contradiction might be a misfortune, two appears like carelessness, while three looks downright hapless.

The fissures, as well as reinforcing uncertainty over the Greek imbroglio, cast doubt on Lagarde’s utility in attending European debt meetings, where she appeared to endorse decisions later rejected in Washington. The bizarre nature of IMF divisions may influence a top-level government decision about whether to renew Lagarde’s five-year term that ends in July 2016.

NOTE: Varoufakis includes transcript of
Telephone conversation between Yanis Varoufakis, Norman Lamont and David Marsh 16 July 2015


Just wanted to add that this is must read, if you have been following this situation as I have with much hope, it is absolutely revealing and offers perspective like nothing else. It makes me respect the man, Yanis Varoufakis, for the champion and man born for this time that he is, far more than I already do.

Ring of Fire: Voters Are Rejecting The Ruling Class – The 1% Are Running Scared

Published on Aug 10, 2015

According to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, the political surges of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have much deeper meaning than most people have been willing to discuss. According to Reich, the surge of these two candidates represents a broader revolt against America’s ruling class.

Reich explains that the two candidates are both viewed as outsiders, and their growing support is a sign that the public is ready to do away with the ruling class that has dominated American politics for the last 30 years.

One of the most important points made is that this groundswell of support is not to be confused with the typical attraction that the public has towards newcomers in the political arena – Reich says that this attraction is much different.

5 Ways America Is Already Socialist

Published on Aug 6, 2015

Socialism, turns out the dirtiest word in U.S. politics is as American as apple pie. From the U.S. labor movement to the New Deal to corporate subsidies, America relies on a healthy dose of socialism.

Beltway Dem Talking Point: No One Will Vote for Bernie Except Educated Progressives - FALSE!

Published Aug. 6, 2015
Although both major Democratic candidates – Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton – are polling ahead of all their Republican opponents, neither one of these candidates will be able to win the election without the support of African Americans. But when you compare the two records, it's obvious which candidate is more concerned about the issues facing African Americans.

America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, and author Hal Goodman discuss those records.

Follow more of our stories at http://www.RingofFireRadio.com

Republicans To History Teachers: “You Can Only Say America Is #1”

Published on Aug 6, 2015

The Republican attack on education will never end, and they refuse to allow any American student to think that U.S. history is nothing less than grand and perfect. And now, after things were actually looking a little brighter for A.P. History courses, the College Board is giving in to the attack by dumbing down their course outlines.

Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this.


After Facing Backlash, AP U.S. History Course Revised To Emphasize American Ideals

Conservatives thought the last update didn't paint a positive enough picture of the country.
Rebecca Klein
Education Editor, The Huffington Post
Posted: 07/30/2015 11:18 AM EDT | Edited: 07/31/2015 10:18 AM EDT

After facing months of intense scrutiny over a new Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) course outline that some conservatives perceived as containing anti-American biases, the College Board released a new framework for the class Thursday morning. This structure places more of an emphasis on concepts surrounding American national identity, the country's founding leaders and documents and the effective role of free enterprise in U.S. history.

The College Board, the company that created and runs the Advanced Placement program, said the updated course framework reflects feedback it received from educators and historians during a public review period. The changes make it so "statements [in the framework] are clearer and more historically precise, and less open to misinterpretation or perceptions of imbalance" and so that specific important individuals and documents are clearly included, according to the group's website.

After deciding to redesign the course in 2006, the College Board released a new course outline last year that hit classrooms in the fall. It was designed by a committee of professors and teachers, and generated controversy from critics who said it took an overly critical approach to teaching American history.

In August 2014, the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution criticizing the framework for "radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation's history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects." In October, the framework triggered weeks of protests in Jefferson County, Colorado, after members of the local school board pushed for the creation of a committee to review the course and ensure it presented America positively. In February, the Oklahoma legislature took steps to try to ban the course from state classrooms.

Posted by mother earth | Sat Aug 8, 2015, 10:11 AM (8 replies)
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