Saturday, September 29, 2012


News Links, September 30, 2012

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
Gold in Euro terms breaks all time high, more to come: Commerzbank
Audit: Spanish banks require $76.4 billion
Spain's debt to rise to 90.5% of GDP in 2013
Most Spanish banks pass stress tests
Global steel sector to stay in dumps until mid 2013
Sudan tells United Nations its debts must be canceled
Rating Cut in Vietnam Spurs Fears Over Banks
Hungary to Probably Opt-Out of EU Banking Union, Szasz Says

## Airline Death Spiral ##
Investigators find cracks in second Dreamliner engine
MidEast airlines best for passenger, cargo growth
India Billionaire Watching His Kingfisher Airlines Disappear
In Brazil, Never Buy Anything That Flies
Airlines Brave African Frontier as Growth Outweighs Risks
TSA Steals From Travelers All the Time: Ex-Agent
That Loaded Gun in My Carry-On? Oh, I Forgot

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Sino-Japanese Relationship at Breaking Point over Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
"More and more Iranian currency is being brought in by smugglers to exchange for dollars, which then go back to Iran."
Iran says Obama administration's removal of group from US terror list shows 'double standards'

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##

## Intelligence/security/internet ##
New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates
"Data about a typical American is collected in more than 20 different ways during everyday activities."
3 countries join U.S. security alert in Philippines
"Britain, Australia and Canada joined the United States on Sept. 29 in warning their citizens of a security threat in the Philippines, particularly in the capital, Manila."
9 Frightening Things About America's Biggest Police Force
"The NYPD has expanded into a massive global anti-terror operation with surveillance and military capabilities unparalled in the history of local US law enforcement."
Camden, N.J., plans police switch
"Camden, N.J., one of the country's poorest and most violent cities, plans to shut down its police department and replace it with a county force."
Chemical plant explosions in Japan kill one, may cripple global diaper output
World's tallest tower plan raises eyebrows
"It should be no surprise that China – the world's emerging superpower – wants to be next to boast the world's tallest building, and build it at record speed.
"But does the country, already strewn with barely-occupied shopping centres, apartment buildings and offices, really need the 220-storey Sky City tower in the central industrial city of Changsha?"
China Solar Giant Suntech Power Gets Rescue Package
"Struggling amidst a severe downturn of orders for photovoltaic solar panels, China's behemoth solar panel maker, Suntech Power Holdings (STP) was given a $32 million lifeline on Friday."

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