Monday, June 22, 2015


News Links, June 23, 2015

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
Container Shipping Rates from China to US, Europe Collapse
Eurozone doomed whether Greece leaves or stays, study shows
Greece's Bank 'Jog' Is Becoming A 'Run'
Greek Banks "Unofficially" Limit Walk-In Withdrawals To €3,000, FT Reports
EU Welcomes 11th-Hour Greek Proposals In 'Forceps Delivery'
"It's Time To Hold Physical Cash", Fidelity Manager Warns Ahead Of "Systemic Event"
More and More Warn That a Crash is Coming
Caterpillar will lay off workers due to mining sector slump
Australian housing market facing 'bloodbath' collapse: economists
The Euro "Young Adults Living With Their Parents" Zone
The Bilderberg's "Cashless Society" Proposal and Rwanda's US Supported Cashless Payment System
Presenting The New Plan For A Eurozone Superstate—–Curly, Larry And Moe
Economists are losing faith in the global economy
What took them so long? -- RF
Economics for a Full World (Herman Daly)

## Airline Death Spiral ##
O'Hare Airport linked to nation's worst flight delays
Hackers ground 1,400 passengers at Warsaw Airport
United Airlines Flight Diverts to Belfast, Passengers Sleep on Floor
Almost 300 United Airlines passengers slept on an airport floor overnight after their flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted to Ireland to offload a disruptive passenger late Saturday.
Passenger strapped to seat after mid-air assault on Abu Dhabi flight
Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
NATO Conducts Rehearsal For Ukraine Siege: Mapping All NATO Drills Near Russia Since 2014
Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe
The Dangers of Religious Primitivism
By stirring up the Middle East – from Western exploitation of oil to Zionist expulsion of Palestinians – Christians and Jews set in motion today's "clash of civilizations" with Islam and launched all three religions on a path toward dangerous primitivism, a threat to humanity's future.
Afghan Taliban Launches Hotline for Govt Employees Wishing to Defect
Taliban strike Afghan parliament building with rockets, gunfire
China may be trying to hide its submarines in the South China Sea
Hadi al-Ameri on Shiite Militias Fighting ISIS: 'We Expect More' From U.S.
Pentagon pays Syrians $400 per month to fight ISIL
U.S. pledges troops, equipment for NATO rapid response force
Global Cost Of War Was $14 Trillion Last Year
Japan, U.S. join Philippines in South China Sea navy drills
Vietnam special forces prep for S China Sea action: media
To stop China's land reclamation activities in the disputed South China Sea, the Vietnamese military is preparing to attack the Chinese facilities in the region with special forces, according to Moscow-based Kommersant.
Haitians in Dominican Republic threatened with mass deportation

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Egypt Anti-Protest Law: Women Hold Vigil At Presidential Palace To Oppose Gathering Prohibition
London Protest Draws 100,000's Anti-Austerity
Youths take to streets of Kyoto in march against security bills

## Energy/resources ##
Why wind and solar power are such a challenge for energy grids
Nuclear plants invest in backup systems after 2011 disaster
Are US Shale Oil Companies Stuck in a Debt Spiral?
Energy investors haven't made money in a decade — why are they still clinging to false hope?
Egypt faces $200bn losses due to nuclear project delay
Status on the Bakken "Red Queen" with Data as per April 2015

## Got food? ##
Rise in CO2 Could Restrict Growing Days for Crops

## Environment/health ##

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar
America's 'Exceptional' Negotiations
America has a strange idea about international negotiations: It makes demands and the other side must capitulate or face crushing penalties if not violent "regime change." This strange attitude is threatening the Iran-nuclear talks and endangering real U.S. national interests.

## Propaganda ##
Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
New scientific models supported by the British government's Foreign Office show that if we don't change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a combination of climate change, water scarcity, energy crisis, and political instability.
Several times a week I present evidence that the process has already started. -- RF
Toshiba Working on Unbreakable Encryption Technology
Toshiba Corp. plans to commercialize a next-generation Internet-based communication encryption system that's so advanced that industry analysts say it can't be breached.
Olympic projects slowed by labor shortage
Construction has joined Japan's farming and fishing industries — and even its commercial aviation sector — as victims of the country's skewed demographics.
A comprehensive look at household income and individual earnings. GDP disconnects from household income.
But my view is that 10 years from now long-distance truck transport will have considerably diminished. -- RF

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