The Real World News and Commentary – September 2, 2012

Connecting the Dots in the Real World

Created by Roy Perlmutter   September 2 2012


Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA

Mark Mazzetti’s emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power


14 signs of fascism


Keith Olbermann Special Comment: Impeach Bush


Eisenhower Farewell Address — Military Industrial Complex


A New Hope


Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice


Eastwood surprises GOP convention – maybe in more ways than one


Peter Paul and Mary, This Land Is Your Land


Invisible Obama


The gold standard goes mainstream

In the ferment within today’s Republican Party, there’s a growing realization that America’s system of fiat money is part of the economic problem.


The Sound of Music – Trailer [1965] [38th Oscar Best Picture]


“Our states are in trouble and no amount of budget gimmicks, political posturing or hiding bills will fix the massive debt that they face,” said Bob Williams, president of State Budget Solutions. “Drastic reforms, innovations and political courage are needed to put our states back on the road to fiscal survival.”


I’m not sure that the leadership is alert enough to be able to implement the gold standard again, but they should really consider, at least, returning to something like the gold exchange standard.”


Ben Bernanke should return the Fed to its golden roots


Obama breaks vacation, keeps Bernanke at Fed


Jim Rogers Discusses Bernanke Reappointment-Fed Policy


Danny Kaye – Hans Christian Andersen


Alison Krauss – The scarlet tide


Risk #3   by Doug Noland


BEIJING–Customers are taking longer to make payments and even defaulting on debt in a number of China’s industries, particularly machinery, coal and steel, and there is a risk of this spreading to other sectors


Italians now spend more each week to fill their tanks than they do to feed their families


World food prices jumped 10 percent in July-World Bank


In Police Shooting of Miners, South Africa Charges Miners


Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup


A Lightning War for Liberty

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. – Ernest Hemingway


Obama back at Fort Bliss, vows to help troops ‘fully participate in our economy’


The Band Perry – You Lie


Godfather Luna Mezz ‘O Mare


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Reba McEntire- “Turn On The Radio” – CMA Music Fest 2011


Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice


Gran Torino