Thursday, September 11, 2014

 

News Links, September 11-12, 2014

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
Deutsche Bank: The Bubble Must Go On To Sustain The "Current Global Financial System"
Italy set for zero growth in 2014: PM Renzi
France admits it will miss 2015 deficit target
Pew Research Center Poll: Economic Anxiety Grips Both The Developing And Emerging World
Substantial job 'gaps' are threatening the recovery
Iron Ore Prices Plunge To 5-Year Low, Take Leveraged Australian Miner
Plunging iron ore prices have dealt their first blow in Australia, sending fledgling miner Western Desert Resources Ltd into administration after it failed to reach a deal with bankers over its debt.
Odds of Venezuelan Default Within 5 Years Hits 63%; Investors Realize Venezuela May Run Out of Money
World Growth vs. Copper with 3-Month Lag; Iron Sinks to 5-Year Low; US Will Not Decouple
Goldman Declares The "End Of The Iron Age"
What Petrodollar: Russia, China To Create SWIFT Alternative
Economic growth forecasts cut for Ebola-hit West African nations
Why Has Classical Capitalism Devolved to Crony-Capitalism?
Marc Faber: McDonald's tells us why the market will collapse
After default, Argentina economy falling into deeper hole
Bankers To Conjure Profits From Sub-Zero Yields: Central Bank Distortions Go Full Retard
BRICS creation of the New Development Bank called a landmark achievement
Ferrari to Boost Production to Keep Pace With Super Rich 
Masters of the Universe Head for Exits

## Airline Death Spiral ##
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success
Tokyu, Macquarie Said to Plan Bid for Northeastern Japan Airport
Cheap flight tickets fail to curb SAS losses: airline
Air France-KLM details plans for cost cuts
Airlines Create Rush Hours, Crowds and Full Flights
Monarch Airlines plans to cut pay and pension benefits
Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike
Air Rage: Why Does Flying Make People So Crazy?
US security checks could be based at British airports
US security officials could be based at British airports to grill passengers before they fly to America, it has emerged. The UK and US are discussing the possibility of allowing so-called "preclearance" checks on British soil for transatlantic flights.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Discord greets Iraq's 'unity government;' Kurds boycott
In reversal, Obama to expand campaign against militants, orders Syria strikes
No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties
UK forces plan three new bases in Middle East to fight Isis
Blast in northern Syria kills most leaders of largest Islamist rebel group
Kerry: U.S. troops might deploy to Iraq if 'something very dramatic changes'
Retraining Iraq's fractured army: Will it work this time?
Neocons Revive Syria 'Regime Change' Plan
China, Russia to build seaport: report
After Gaza War, One-Third of Israelis Consider Emigrating
Libyan parliament takes refuge in Greek car ferry
Elyros liner is deployed as floating hotel for legislature that has fled war-torn capital for eastern town of Tobruk
Obama and His Head-Chopping Friends
Ukraine Admits Resurgent Separatists Extend Control All The Way To Sea Of Azov
Russia Fires Nuclear Missile, Hits Target 3,500 Miles Away
Russia And Iran Put Oil-For-Goods Deals Into Motion As Iran Signals Similar Arrangements Coming With China
Fishing for Trout With Rope and Mashed Potatoes; Mentality of Jackasses; Gas Pains
The EU stepped up its sanctions today after forcing all the ducks in line with the position of president Obama. Russia immediately responded in kind with actions on cars, clothes, and energy.
Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again
'Guam killer' missile inadvertently revealed in China: report

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Michael Brown Protesters Arrested Amid Attempted Highway Shutdown

## Energy/resources ##
Rats Start to Leave the Fracking Ship
German and Polish gas operators report lower supply from Russia
Venezuela in dilemma over hiking world's cheapest fuel
Worst time for Saudi Arabia's giant new oil refinery
Parts of Darwin hit by power blackout due to gas pipeline problem
People in Darwin are being hit by rolling power blackouts sweeping across the city due to a gas pipeline problem.
High demand for firewood in Minnesota
Jason McCullough, co-owner of Pinnacle, said some smaller suppliers could run out of firewood this winter if there was another shortage of propane. Last year, McCullough said, the high cost of propane also drove many propane customers to turn to firewood for home heating.
Why Are Exports of Thermal Coal Down 56%?
Some companies profit as Brazil struggles to secure power
Ukraine govt says needs additional 5 bcm of gas for winter
Poland says getting half as much gas from Russia as it wants
Oil demand growth slowing at 'remarkable' pace -West energy agency
World oil demand growth is softening at a remarkable pace as the European and Chinese economies falter, the West's energy watchdog said on Thursday, while supplies grow steadily, particularly from North America.

## Got food? ##
Tax Breaks May Turn San Francisco's Vacant Lots Into Urban Farms
California rice farmer: Drought may make us 'quit'
Global food trade may not meet future demands, warn researchers
Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't
Organic Coffee Threatened by Global Warming-Stoked Fungus

## Environment/health ##
A "dead zone" the size of Texas will threaten the livelihoods of 120 million people
U.N. Carbon Dioxide Report Holds Ominous Prediction for Oceans' Acidity
Enterovirus EV-D68: All About The Respiratory Illness Affecting Hundreds Of US Children
Alzheimer's linked with meds for anxiety and sleep
Research Shows Frightening Correlation Between Fracking and Rates of Illness
The environmental costs could potentially be greater than the billions of dollars a year that shale drillers are losing. -- RF
Energy Company Told Employees Toxic Coal Waste was Safe to Eat
Enterovirus Likely to Spread Through Schools, Experts Say
Goodbye, Summer: Record Snowfall Hits South Dakota
Glacial Death Watch: Why an Ice Shelf Snapped in 2002 and What's Coming Next
Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

## Intelligence/propaganda/security/internet/cyberwar ##
US Army Activates Its First Cyber Protection Brigade
The Era Of Widespread Biometric Indentification And Microchip Implants Is Here
Don't blind me, bro! New 'non-lethal' police weapon isn't easy on the eyes
Lifetime war: Cheney: 'Our President Must Understand That We Are At War'
Scaremonger Central: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: "I'm Glad People Have This 9/11 Mentality Again"
Drones with cameras: A billion-dollar business?
5 million Gmail passwords leaked: Is yours one of them?
Tomorrow's cities - what happens when lights go out?
9/11 After 13 years
The author observes, as I did on January 31, 2012, that there was no dialysis machine in the home where OBL supposedly lived in secret. There were also no drugs for people suffering from kidney failure. Further, the story was obviously concocted by big-city people who have never lived in a village society, where it is impossible to live in secret. But this is just one of many cockamamie stories fabricated by the Ministry of Propaganda. -- RF
VIDEO: What Mother Jones Saw Before Being Kicked Out Of The SWAT Convention
Never Forget … Countries from Around the World Admit They Use False Flag Terror
The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again
DHS: No Intel on ISIS Attacks Inside US

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
In Bankrupt Detroit, Nature Reclaims Debris Mounds on Vacant Land
Some trash heaps soar to two stories and sprout 30-foot (9-meter) trees.
National shortage of bladder cancer drug BCG affects N.S. patients
Road rage, air rage: a common cause?
Toyota recalling 130,000 Tundras for air-bag issue

## Japan ##
Japan's Nuclear Regulator Gives Final Safety Approval To Two Reactors At Kyushu's Sendai Plant
BOJ drives rates below zero, stepping up aggressive easing
Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants
The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station.
JAEA facility in Ibaraki suffers radioactive water leak
No. of dengue fever cases stands at 104 in 15 prefectures
Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo
Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China.
Putin may delay Japan visit over Tokyo's Ukraine sanctions
42 months on, over 240,000 still living as evacuees
Some 246,000 people are still living as evacuees three and a half years after eastern Japan was hit by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and huge tsunami on March 11, 2011.
More than 90,000 still living in makeshift housing as buildings deteriorate
McDonald's Japan sales plunge 25% in Aug., biggest fall since 2001
93% of Japanese view China badly
With no plans, designated waste sits by farms
Most radioactive-contaminated materials being kept at temporary storage sites in Fukushima and nearby prefectures still have nowhere to go.

## China ##
How the China Boom Unravels: One Person at a Time
Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth
'Unrest will hit Hong Kong economy'
China May Soon Go the Way of Japan, Says Merrill Lynch
China is weaker than it appears and "may be entering into an asset-deflation phase" like Japan's, says a report today by two analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
'People's War' on Terrorism in China Turns Lucrative With One Million Yuan Rewards
Officials in Urumqi, stung by two deadly attacks this year against civilians in the northwestern Chinese city, are offering cash rewards of up to 1 million yuan ($163,000) for anyone who tips off local authorities about suspicious activity linked to terrorism and religious extremism.
53% of Chinese Expect War With Japan

## UK ##
Low income and high housing costs leave millions facing losing their home
Britain to deliver arms, ammunition to northern Iraq
Power plant construction programme 'may prove expensive and unnecessary'
Public might have underwrite £359m annual cost if ministers do not put more emphasis on reducing electricity demand, MPs say

## US ##
Developer selling NYC parking spaces for $1M each
The thriving cronyism of the stock market
81 percent of stock market wealth held in the hands by 10 percent of the population. Housing also being snatched from middle class families.
Student Debt And Default Weighing On More Senior Citizens: GAO Report
Missouri Inmate Earl Ringo Jr. Executed Despite Appeals, Death Marks State's Eighth Execution In 2014
U.S. Could Fall Short in Response to Pandemic Disease, Audit Finds
The Department of Homeland Security cannot ensure it has enough medical gear or antiviral drugs to respond to a pandemic disease like Ebola, the agency's inspector general warns in a new audit.
Arrests Form Financial Bedrock Across St. Louis County Towns
The lifeblood of the tiny St. Louis suburb of Beverly Hills is lawbreakers, whose traffic fines account for more than half the annual revenue. In nearby St. Ann, 39 percent of the general-fund budget comes from court fines and fees.
Long-term unemployed still at record levels
Nationwide truck driver shortage felt in Colorado
Industry wants to hire 30,000 drivers to replace lost drivers
'Wealth Effect' Kicks in: Luxury Homes Are Hot, Rest of Housing Market Gets Hosed
Protecting America's power grid: Calls for action
New Michael Brown witnesses: Cop 'just kept shooting'
Teacher to 6th-graders: Compare Hitler, George W. Bush
Cop To Cameraman: 'If You're Invoking Your Rights, You Must Be Doing Something Wrong'
Best democracy money can buy: Meet The Puppetmasters: Here Are The 25 Most Politically Influential Billionaires In The US
RadioShack, almost out of cash, seeks a lifeline
Florida's Huge Foreclose Rate Grows as National Rate Jumps 7%
DHS wants $1.2B to cover cost of migrant surge
Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls
New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid
Nothing about cost here, but you can bet that overhauling the grid wouldn't come cheap. It's unlikely to be built. And a national "smart grid" almost certainly won't happen. -- RF
Top 10 US-Backed Atrocities and Authoritarian Regimes (video)
"Million-Dollar Parking Spots" – Peak Stupidity has Arrived in Manhattan
What's Draining American Wallets? (In One Interactive Chart)




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