KPCB partner Mary Meeker, an investor and former financial analyst at Morgan Stanley, compiled this imaginative report to inform the discussion of America’s financial situation and outlook. USA Inc. examines the U.S. government’s income statement and balance sheet, interprets the underlying data and facts, and illustrates patterns and trends in easily understandable terms. This timely and comprehensive report also analyzes what’s driving federal revenue and the history of expense growth, and it presents some practical scenarios for how revenue and expense growth might change to help the country move toward positive cash flow. Read the full report to see why Mary and her co-contributors say, “We believe it’s especially important to pay closer attention to one of our most important investments.”
More controversy this week surrounding the practice of fracking. The US Department of Agriculturehas dropped the plan to require an extensive environmental review before handing mortages to people that plan to use the land for oil and gas drilling. This has outraged opponents of hydraulic fracturing, who say it eases up rules on the drilling method. To talk more about this Greg Palast, an author and investigative journalist, joins RT's Liz Wahl.
Moving slideshow set to "I Choose Love" by Shawn Gallaway I can see laughter, or I can see tears I see a choice, love or fear What do you choose? I can see peace, or I can see war I can see sunshine, or I can see a storm What do you choose? Chorus: Now I choose to live with freedom flying From my heart where the light keeps shining I choose to feel the whole world crying For the strength that we can rise above I choose love! I choose love! I can see sharing, or I can see greed I can see caring or poverty What do you choose? I can see gardens, or I can see bombs I can see life or death Coming on strong What do you choose? Chorus: Now I choose to live with freedom flying From my heart where the light keeps shining I choose to feel the whole world crying For the strength that we can rise ablove I choose love! I choose love! I see us healing, the darkness dying I see us dawning as one world united What do you choose? Love or fear? Oh, we choose Chorus: Now I choose to live with freedom flying From my heart where the light keeps shining I choose to feel the whole world crying I choose to feel One Voice rising I choose to feel us all united In the strength that we can rise above I choose love! I choose love! I choose love Love Love I choose love I choose love I choose love Oh, I choose love
On Sunday May 2nd I went to 4 different locations to report on the upcoming G20 summit along with PFT members Bryan Law and Steve Davies. We visited the Metro Toronto Convention Center (site of the summit), Trinity Bellwoods Park (designated free speech zone) The Toronto Film Studios (temporary holding facility for arrests made during the G20) and also the Financial District.
While shooting footage for our report in the financial district camera man and PFT reporter Bryan Law was approached by private security who asked for his ID even though he was on a public sidewalk and was doing nothing illegal. When Bryan refused to submit his identification Toronto Police were called and Bryan was placed under arrest and illegally searched and detained under the pretext of heightened security due to the upcoming G20 summit.
Under the Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms we have freedom of the press (section 2) freedom from arbitrary detainment (section 9) and rights from unreasonable search and seizure (section 8) all of which were violated by the Toronto Police force. We live in a country where you do not have to submit your identification to police when you have done nothing illegal. In countries like China and Columbia you must submit your papers upon request but this is Canada and we are protected under the Canadian Constitution against tyrannical tactics of fear and submission...or at least I thought we were. Press For Truth will be taking the matter to court because we feel that if it can happen to us then it can happen to anyone and our rights must be upheld regardless of the fact that the G20 summit is coming to town. The erosion of our freedoms is often achieved incrementally so we must oppose these changes at every step of the way.
At a town hall meeting for the G20 summit we questioned Constable George Tucker who is in charge of the Toronto Police Unit and is working with the Integrated Security Unit which is an amalgamation of RCMP, OPP, Toronto Police Service, Military and CSIS. PFT reporter Steve Davies asked Constable Tucker if in the case of an abuse of authority by one of the many private security firms who will be present at the G20 summit, who will hold them accountable? Constable Tucker assured us that private security will not have the same powers as the police and if a situation were to arise, he stated on the record, that the offending firm will be held accountable.
I mentioned to Constable Tucker that in 2007 at a summit in Montebello Quebec 3 police officers were caught as agent provocateurs who were dressed as aggressive protesters with rocks in their hands in an attempt to incite violence at the otherwise peaceful protest. I asked him if he could assure to me that the Toronto Police force will NOT engage in any agent provocateur tactics at the G20 summit. He eventually answered the question by stating I am not at liberty to discuss security issues in an open format.
By the end of it all we had went into the red zone, the free speech zone, the holding facility and the financial district. We questioned Constable Tucker about agent provocateurs and the role of private security and we got arrested for filming on a public sidewalk. Rest assured Press For Truth will continue our extensive coverage of the G20 summit. Our goal will be to show the world what is really happening as it happens on the weekend of June 25th, 26th and 27th. Our weapon in this infowar is the camera. The lens of the camera will be our eyes. We are peaceful and we are vigilant. We dont shoot bullets...we shoot frames. This is the Information Revolution and we are the Press For Truth.
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Check out our last film where we document the agent provocateur situation from the SPP Summit in Montebello Quebec:
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Germany has one of the best school systems in europe. The way maths and languages are taught is very different to the way its taught in the US and UK. 30% dieser production wurde gefaked. Mr Demonstrator von Greenpeace ist echt!
This is worth the 1 minute 53 seconds to view!
More details on the Analog Shutdown available on Wikipedia. This just in... the analog shutdown has been extended.
CNN also covers this in: Senate OKs delay of digital TV transition, reporting that it will be delayed to June 12th, 2009 for a complete phase-out.
More and more networks will certainly be shutting down their analog service in the coming months, and time will tell if the "firm" deadline set to June 12th, 2009 for all US broadcasters to have switched holds firm this time around.
This is George Carlin, comedian, speaking an awful lot of truth. America is run by large corporate interests and they seek to keep the population stupid and inept so they can do as they please without opposition. It is not as much about money, as it is about power.
Here are some of the very important subjects that this comedy routine hintas at, educate yourself NOW while you still can:
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