Sunday, August 30, 2015


News Links, August 31, 2015

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
Money Pours Out of Emerging Markets at Rate Unseen Since Lehman
Moody's cuts 2016 global growth forecasts
Brazil's Recession Marks The Beginning Of A Long, Painful Contraction: Argentina, Venezuela, Rest Of Latin America Could Be Affected
China Slowdown Fuels Uncertainties For Chile's Copper Industry, Violent Labor Strife
Carmakers scramble to adapt to slowing Chinese demand
Uh-oh, Canada. China Pales as a Risk to U.S. Growth
Demand Surge and Shortages of Bullion as Stocks Fall Sharply
The Great Unwind, China Begins Dumping Treasuries
Fed Up Investors Yank Cash From Almost Everything Just Like 2008
Why Are the Four Richest Men in Mexico Getting Crushed?
Trouble South Of The Border: Mexico's vulnerabilities pose a huge risk to the U.S.
3 reasons markets lost faith in China's economy, at a glance
Why The Great Petrodollar Unwind Could Be $2.5 Trillion Larger Than Anyone Thinks
Since 2014 Foreign Central Banks Have Withdrawn 246 Tons Of Gold From The NY Fed

## Airline death spiral ##
Newly unearthed Etihad documents prove extensive, ongoing subsidization scheme, says Partnership for Open & Fair Skies
SkyGreece temporarily ceases all operations as hundreds remain stranded
Airline fears of pilot shortage spark Congress fight over required training
FAA Years Behind in Building Database of Pilots' Records
Pakistan's 36 airports on high alert over retaliation by militant groups
Myanmar airport project delayed four years on lack of funds
United Airlines to revamp scheduling to fight flight delays

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Now NATO's Prepping for Hybrid War

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Arsonists in Germany hurl Molotov cocktails into asylum-seekers' apartment

## Energy/resources ##
UK's Carillion says cheap oil could hamper Gulf expansion plans
RWE shareholder expects dividend cut by as much as 50 pct - WAZ
The German city of Essen, one of RWE's municipal shareholders, expects the utility to slash its dividend by as much as half in the face of the worst crisis in its 117-year history.
More Oilfield Services M&A Likely On The Way
Whether finally seduced by the relief a merger can usher in or surrendering to the security of making a joint venture permanent, the more distressed companies in the oil patch are de-stressing themselves by succumbing to the safety that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) offer.

## Infrastructure scavenging ##
Opium production in Mexico increased by 50 per cent in 2014, as farmers tried to meet the growing levels of heroin use across the border in the US.
Medical tourism flourishing in Asia

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
When Dan Rather confronted politicians, it was journalism. When Jorge Ramos does, it's "crossing the line"
West Point Professor Says U.S. Military Should Target Legal Critics of War on Terror
An assistant professor of law at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism should be attacked as "treasonous" enemy combatants.
Snowden may get freedom prize at Norway-Russia border
The Norwegian academy which gave Edward Snowden a free speech prize is planning to hold a "symbolic ceremony" for the whistleblower at the country's far-northern border with Russia.

## Propaganda ##
How Close Was Israel to Bombing Iran?

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
City analysts: Olympic Village may 'significantly exceed' cost estimate (Los Angeles)
Like the recent fiasco with the cancelled stadium in Tokyo, this shows that planners and politicians still don't see that net energy decline is making projects cost far more than anticipated. -- RF
Of course that can be said for developed countries, too. Everyone should take a look in the mirror. -- RF
"Our entire infrastructure would collapse."
Manipulation = Fragility
In markets distorted by permanent manipulation the most powerful incentive is to borrow as much money as you can and leverage it as much as you can to maximize your gains in risk-on asset bubbles.
The recent closing of the MacArthur Lock has heightened concerns about a piece of the nation's manufacturing supply chain that, if shut down for any length of time, could have catastrophic effects on the U.S. economy with ripples that could devastate the global supply chain for those manufacturers who rely on timely shipments of steel.

## Japan ##
Abandoned homes dot suburbs of Tokyo
China Entering Ugly Recession, Not Just a "Hard Landing?"
A "hard landing" would be tough for China. But it would still mean economic growth, if very slow growth by Chinese standards. At worst, it would mean stagnation. But now, evidence is piling up that the economy is actually shrinking.

## UK ##
Theresa May says only migrants with jobs should be let in to UK
Home secretary calls for rethink of principle of free movement in EU, blaming borderless system for exacerbating Europe's migration crisis

## The Candidates ##
Trump Pledges To Abolish Gangs, Will Make People 'Happy' With Independent Bid Decision
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump Saturday pledged to give greater power to police officers to "get rid" of gangs.
This is sorry, but in truth there isn't a single candidate who knows anything about energy. -- RF
He'd have to contract the job out to the Chinese. They're good at building long walls. Oh, and did I mention the "Canadian threat"? -- RF

And finally...
Joe Biden's Son Blames "Russian Agents" For Ashley Madison Profile

Thursday, August 27, 2015


News Links, August 28, 2015

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
Unidentified Investors Lend Belgium €50 Million, for 100 Years, With Flexible Conditions, at 2.5% Interest
"Hot Money" Flees Latin America, Triggers Currency Bloodbath, Risk of Mega Debt Crisis
How The World's Biggest Oil Exporters Are Suffering From $40-A-Barrel Crude Oil
Saudi Arabia hangs on with cheap oil—but for how long?
Saudi Arabia 'could cut billions' from budget amid plunging oil prices – report
China Meltdown Leaves Global Carmakers Burned
Breaking BRICs: China's $5 Trillion Stock Crash Exceeds Combined Market Cap Of Brazil, Russia, India And South Africa
Who Will Be the Bagholders This Time Around?
Anyone betting China's GDP is really expanding at 7% and the U.S. economy will grow by 3.7% next quarter is angling to be a bagholder.
War on Cash: The Financial Times Calls for Ending Cash, Calls it a "Barbarous Relic"
Caterpillar Inc plans to cut 475 more jobs amid revenue decline
Russia Refuses To Participate In Ukraine Debt Restructuring
More Dubai real estate agents to close, merge, brokers warn
Bubbles Don't Correct, They BURST!
More than half of students chasing dying careers, report warns (Australia)
Auto-Sharing: Bad News for Carmakers?
August Car Sales Expected to Fall, Toyota in Trouble
New Vehicle Sales Collapse in Canada's Oil Patch

## Airline death spiral ##
Asiana to remove nearly all its first-class seats
Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's No. 2 flag carrier, said Wednesday it plans to eliminate almost all its first-class seats from its international flights as part of an effort to cut losses.
Chinese Whispers – Are The Legacy Carriers In Trouble Again?
Airline pilots describe their near-disasters on Reddit, and their passengers had no idea
Airbus to delay delivery of first A380 to Russia's Transaero
Out-of-Control Takeoff Try by Allegiant Jet Spurs FAA Probe
Republic's Future in Doubt After Pilots Nix Vote on Contract
Europe faces up to flight safety threat posed by drones
Airline braces for millions in loss
AirAsia sees higher losses in India in second quarter
Big Brother Idiocy – TSA Spent $160 Million on Naked Body Scanners that Fail 96% of the Time

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Distraught Colombians flee Venezuela as border dispute intensifies
New Russian Sukhoi PAK Missile For Fifth Generation Stealth Fighters To Exceed Mach 3.5
Russia will equip its fifth generation Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter with missiles that can travel at Mach 3.5 speeds, roughly around 2,302 miles per hour. The newly designed X-58USHK missile, which will be fitted to the T-50 when it enters service in 2016, is one of the fastest combat weapons ever produced and is being viewed as a future top selling defense item owing to its speed, characteristics and small size.
Spokesman: US, Philippines Hold Talks On Boosting Military Capacity
NATO Paratroopers Mount Exercise In Germany
U.S. plans more Asia-Pacific drills to counter China reclamation
As Western Sanctions Cripple Russia, Egypt's Sisi Considers Using Ruble For Tourism
Ukraine Military Conscription Goal Of 25,000 Soldiers Not Met, More Waves Of Army Draft Expected
Report: Pakistan's nuclear arsenal could become the world's third-biggest
No sanctions? -- RF

## Migrants/refugees ##
Merkel, heckled on visit to refugees, says no to xenophobia
Hungarian police fire tear gas at migrants near border with Serbia
Hungary braces for thousands more refugees as record numbers cross the border with Serbia
Bodies of 50 migrants found in hull of boat rescued off Libyan coast
Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis
Desperate migrants find holes in Hungary's razor-wire fence strategy
Most seeking asylum in Europe are refugees, not mere migrants
Europe Migrant Death Toll Update: Breaking Down the Numbers Of The European Border Crisis

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
China, Worried About Unrest, Censors News on Monday's Stock Market Crash
China Slowdown: Workers Strike, Protest, Leave Chinese Cities Because Of Economic Crisis
Tibetan Self-Immolations Just One Sign of Tensions
Youth Revolts Are Back: Lebanon, Iraq Shaken by Demand for Services, End to Corruption
India just turned off mobile internet for 63 million citizens amid protests in Ahmedabad
Students launch hunger strike to protest security bills (Japan)

## Energy/resources ##
Wind EROI range and payback time (also solar, NG, geothermal, hydro, coal)
Iran's Oil Investments Shrink to `Almost Nothing' on Crude Slump
U.S. natural gas production waning
Federal report finds only one of seven shale basins expected to post gains.
The Real Long Term Threat To The Oil & Gas Industry
As oil prices continue their downward slide, most investors and firms are understandably eyeing prices, revenues, and exploration costs nervously. All that makes sense, as there is a good chance some oil firms will face liquidity crunches and restructuring over the next year. In the longer term though, there is another specter that could be equally damaging to O&G firms – a shortage of skilled labor.
Oil Industry Needs to Find Half a Trillion Dollars to Survive
At a time when the oil price is languishing at its lowest level in six years, producers need to find half a trillion dollars to repay debt. Some might not make it.
Schlumberger buying Cameron International in $12.71B deal
Thirsty Middle East faces worsening water stress - researchers
Conflict Over Water In Central Asia
Africa must harvest rains to feed growing population - experts
Latin America water security depends on curbing use by agriculture - experts
Ukraine's stockpiling of winter gas slower than last year -PM
Hamburg nuclear plant on road to demolition
Oilfield Giant Schlumberger Buying Houston-based Cameron for $14.8B
Rossi's E-cat: the slow death of a meme
Pummeled Chinese oil giants pressured to curtail investments
Oil price: industry braced for 'wave' of North Sea asset sales
Ecuador's president says country now producing oil at a loss
Russia announces second floating nuclear plant as new problems plague its first
Global Energy Deals Now Surpass Dawn of Oil 'Supermajors' Era

## Got food? ##
Haiti drought cuts harvests, lifts prices, food crisis looms-WFP
Monsanto Decides to Drop Syngenta Buyout Deal
Bimbo Bakeries recalls bread sold in 11 states for glass
Your ground beef contains… what?!

## Environment/health ##
Sewage spill caused by rain flows into Honolulu's Waikiki Beach
Wars improve air quality in the Middle East (video)
A combination of armed conflict, political upheaval and economic restrictions has unexpectedly decreased air pollution in the Middle East since 2010.
How cities can beat the heat
Rising temperatures are threatening urban areas, but efforts to cool them may not work as planned.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Malaysia To Introduce RFID Tracking For Every Vehicle
What If The "Crash" Is as Rigged as Everything Else?
Take your pick--here's three good reasons to engineer a "crash" that benefits the few at the expense of the many.
As Obama's War in Iraq and Syria Rumbles On, Are Intel Books Getting Cooked?
Reports from inside the intelligence community indicate that what military assessments find and what the public is being told may be two very different things

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Waste of money. It'll never be finished. -- RF
You might think rustling is something consigned to old episodes of Bonanza on daytime satellite TV, but around 80,000 head of sheep get pinched every year in the UK from our hard-pressed farmers.

## The Candidates ##
Sanders's Screwy Mideast Strategy
Out of fear of offending the power centers of Official Washington, Democrats won't or can't formulate a coherent foreign policy. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders says the solution to Mideast chaos is more Saudi intervention when Saudi intervention in support of Sunni extremists is the heart of the problem.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


News Links, August 26, 2015

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
China 'Black Monday' Stock Market Panic In Asia: For Key Trade Partners Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Meltdown Will Test Resilience
BLACK MONDAY: The First Time EVER The Dow Has Dropped By More Than 500 Points On Two Consecutive Days
China fears wipe quarter of a trillion euros off Europe's blue-chips
The World's Richest People Lost Another $124 Billion on Monday
Why the Bear of 2015 Is Different from the Bear of 2008
Half Of Emerging Market Stocks Are Now In Bear Territory: The Map
Global bloodbath sparks financial crisis fears
Making Sense Of The Sudden Market Plunge
The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam.  This is the natural and unavoidable aftereffect of a global liquidity bubble brought to you courtesy of the world's main central banks.  What goes up must come down -- and that's especially true for the world's many poorly-constructed financial bubbles, built out of nothing more than gauzy narratives and inflated with hopium.
Chinese Stocks Are Crashing; Yuan Devalues, Deposit Rate Spikes To Record High, Japan Denies "G7 Response" Planned
Brazil's Economy Is Now A Job Destruction Machine
Dutch nutritional supplement maker DSM to cut 900-1,100 jobs as part of global restructuring
Global Markets to Fed: No Rate Hike, the Strong Dollar Is Killing Us
First the Miners, now the Banks, then Property? Going to be a Hard Landing for… Australia
"Biggest Rally Of 2015" Crashes Into Biggest Reversal Since Lehman
Dwindling reserves force Southeast Asia to escalate currency war
El-Erian: "This Will Not Derail the Economy"; Contradictions and Friendly Disagreements; Six Points El-Erian Misses
More than half of Canadian students turn to 'Bank of Mom and Dad' before school year ends: CIBC
Canadian dollar sinks to 11-year low
India's imports of gold-silver alloy may almost double - refiner
Ten gold bars found in toilet on Dubai flight

## Airline death spiral ##
Agitated passenger restrained on Dubai-Melbourne flight
Is the public kept in the dark about Canadian air safety issues?
Airlines upscaling amenities for high-paying fliers
Air China and Shenzhen Airlines ban to carry lighters and matches
Passenger detained for 5 days after throwing fit over 'wet pants' on Kunming Airlines flight (China)
Russia: Transaero faces challenges to stay airborne
Have Air Travelers Reached Their Breaking Point Yet?
'Unruly' passenger offers immigration 100 dollars, gets deported (Philippines)
Defunct Instrument Landing System Poses Threat (India)
Air traffic control center glitch causes massive delays (US)
The airport spiking food with 'happy hormones'
Sounds like an attempt to prevent air rage. -- RF
Air-Traffic Towers Wasted More Than $850 Million, Watchdog Says
A New (Cheaper) Frontier Airlines, With More Fees and Less Legroom
Carrier's money-saving tactics pay off, but customers aren't happy

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
North, South Korea Agree To Stop Propaganda Broadcasts, 'Lift Semi-State Of War' Amid 'Heightened Tensions'
Russia Launches Military Drills In Arctic
Air Force sending advanced fighters to Europe
US Provides Cover for Use of Banned Cluster Bombs in Yemen
Russia's Lavrov says U.S. signals it wants to mend ties
U.S., Turkey to launch 'comprehensive' anti-Islamic State operation
The Case for Pragmatism
Since American neocons emerged in the 1980s, they have pushed an aggressive "regime change" strategy that has left bloody chaos in their wake. The cumulative impact, including Mideast refugees flooding Europe and overuse of sanctions, is now contributing to a global economic crisis.
Six ships subject of piracy in Straits of Malacca
Several pirates attacks were reported during the weekend in Straits of Malacca and Singapore to six cargo vessels passing through.
B-2s to deploy to Guam in support of South Korea
Turkey Set To Begin Anti-ISIL Airstrikes
Revealed: Most Guantanamo Detainees Captured By Warlords, Not US Military
South Korea to make first appearance in Japanese fleet review
South Korea's navy will take part in a Japanese fleet review for the first time in October, a gesture that may lead to more vigorous defense cooperation between America's two East Asian allies.

## Migrants/refugees ##
Swedish tolerance questioned as attacks on migrants rise
Merkel condemns 'disgusting' message of hate toward refugees
Migrants halt Channel Tunnel trains for second day running
Migrant crisis: Hungary surge as fence slowly rises
Migrants scuffle with police in Italian city, denounce conditions
Greece is entry point for nearly half of all migrants to Europe
Israel Bans African Migrants From Two Major Cities
Desperate Migrants Caught On Camera Trying To Enter Spain On JET SKIS
'The wave has reached us:' EU gropes for answers to migrant surge
Up to 3,000 refugees, migrants expected a day in Macedonia: UNHCR

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Beirut protests turn violent for second day as PM threatens to quit
'You Stink': Beirut Protesters Now Calling for Revolution
Hezbollah throws weight behind protests, deepening crisis
Eight Nepal police killed in clashes with anti-charter protesters
Demonstrators armed with spears and axes killed eight police officers in western Nepal on Monday during escalating protests against a proposed new constitution, officials said.
Police in Argentina fire tear gas to disperse protesters

## Energy/resources ##
Whose Capital Is Getting Destroyed in US Natural Gas?
Why Water Is More Important To Iran's Future Than Oil
OPEC's $900 Billion Mistake
As oil plunges to US$38.24, mood in Alberta 'is like a boxer taking too many hits'
Oil and gas companies are moving into a "survivor scenario," said Gary Leach, president of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada.
As oil industry reels from price rout, layoffs stun U.S. workers: 'I never envisioned this'
Oil pipeline threats add to pressure on Azerbaijan
BHP Billiton hit hard by Chinese economic decline
Does Arctic Drilling Have A Future With Sub $50 Oil?
Saudi Arabia Oil Prices Plunge After China 'Black Monday,' Business Leaders Debate Production Restrictions
Oil sands producers dig in as slump worsens (Canada)
At current prices they're losing money, but with billions invested, they can't afford to bail out.
China oil rig to keep drilling in waters disputed with Vietnam
Total ends coal production as fossil fuel stocks dive
The world's fifth-largest energy company Total will no longer produce coal after selling off its last mining affiliate, Total Coal South Africa.
Are We Entering The Capitulation Phase of Oil Industry Cycle?

## Infrastructure scavenging ##
Despite decline, metal thieves plague San Bernardino
KCM loses 1,035 metres of copper cables

## Got food? ##
California Pushes to Label Foods Containing Produce Irrigated With Fracking Water
Burger Risk: Bacterial Contamination Rampant in Test of Ground Beef
Researchers Find Horse Meat and Other Undeclared Species in Products Labeled Ground Beef
Germany starts move to ban GMO crops: ministry letter
Monsanto sweetens offer for Syngenta, values firm at $47 billion

## Environment/health ##
Mysterious blue clouds may portend disaster
Seismic Blasting in Pursuit of Oil Puts Whales at Risk, Report Confirms
More Patients Are Hearing the Words: 'You Have Cancer — Again'
Study: Breastfed infants exposed to toxic chemicals
Riyadh leads in MERS infections
The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday announced that 47 of the 49 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus last week were from Riyadh while Najran and Abha reported one each.
When Soda Taxes Fail: Coca-Cola, Pepsi Spent $100M Against Public Health Initiatives, New Analysis Shows
Sumatran rhino no longer found in Malaysia

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Hillary Clinton Emails Reveal Questionable Support for Overthrow of Elected Government in Honduras
Latest Revelation – Lois Lerner Used a Second Personal Email for IRS Business Under the Name "Toby Miles"
U.S. Ambassador Kennedy used private email for business: report
New UN Privacy Chief Proclaims – UK Digital Surveillance is "Worse than Orwell"
Samsung Fridge Hack Means You're More Likely To Have Your Gmail Password Stolen Than Drink A Warm Beer
TSA airport style searches on all Amtrak trains!

## Propaganda ##
Propaganda and the Iran-Nuke Deal
For years, the anti-Iranian propaganda in the U.S. media has been unrelenting, at times aided by the idiocy of certain Iranian officials. That one-sided presentation and the ignorance that it has engendered are now adding to the public confusion about the Iran nuclear deal.
Despite Deal, US Officials Still Talk Up Attacking Iran
Through years of diplomatic efforts, US officials have threatened to attack Iran on a regular basis. Exactly how often they should threaten Iran has often been a matter of contention, but there appeared to be bipartisan agreement that threatening Iran made some sort of sense.
Anti-American Sentiment Runs High in Russia After Retired U.S. General Suggested "Start Killing Russians"…

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Limits to Growth in the Soviet Union and in Russia: the story of a failure
South Africa's state giants hobble economy
The state-run corporations that have shaped South Africa's economy and been part of its every day life for nearly a century are mostly in a state of collapse, threatening to crush already weak growth.
China Financial Crisis: Dubai, World's Most Globalized City, Could Suffer Amid Chinese Economic Woes

## Japan ##
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to skip World War II 70th anniversary events in China
Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport
The blaze came just hours after a blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post near Tokyo.
How Japan's rising older population means it could abandon silver gifts for turning 100
Sony to Offer Commercial Drone Services Starting 2016
Sony Corp. plans to offer commercial drone services targeting the construction, logistics and agriculture industries from the first half of next year.
Giving Up On Abenomics? S&P's Chief Economist Sees Japan Stuck In Deflationary 'Policy Trap'
Russian Deputy PM Suggests Japanese Protesters Commit 'Hara-Kiri'
The deputy PM misunderstands the meaning and purpose of ritual suicide, but his comment does clearly show how receptive the Russians are to the idea of returning the islands. -- RF
Signal glitch halts Tokyo-Yokohama Tokyu trains for four hours, stranding 360,000
Nikkei plunges below 18,000 after wild swings
Large drills planned to avert cyber-attacks on 2020 Games
Toyota extends Tianjin shutdowns
MSDF officers sent to Australia for submarine bid
Sendai nuclear plant operator set to plug leaks in 5 cooling system pipes

## China ##
China Fails to Stem Stock Market Rout
What to Watch for in the Chinese Market a Day After "Black Monday"
Norway's Richest Man Says He's 'Very Worried' About China
Alibaba Falls Below IPO Price as Rout Adds to China Concerns
China cuts rates, reserve ratio after stocks plummet again

## UK ##
UK says Iran sanctions could be lifted next spring
Escalating child health crisis feared due to lack of school nurses
Cavern club: is deep geological disposal the best option for nuclear waste?
The estimated cost of building the entire facility is £4bn, with the lifetime cost of the project – over the next 150 years or so – pegged at around £12bn.
Even that won't be enough money, but it's virtually certain that enough money won't be found to cover even this estimated cost. Just lock the doors and pray. -- RF
Where have all the bricklayers gone?
A skills shortage in construction is contributing to the housing shortage and contributing to Britain's rising property prices
Worst traffic jams in Europe: London beats Brussels and Cologne to top of table for most congested city
Will you pay extra to keep your street lights on throughout the night? That's the question Wisbech Town Council will ask its residents
France terror attack: British railway passengers could be forced to use full body scanners
Non-UK born residents likely to exceed 8 million in latest figures, thinktank says

## US ##
California's electric vehicle program blasted as a giveaway to the rich
The heroin epidemic's toll: One county, 70 minutes, eight overdoses
Rule 48: What Is It and Why the NYSE Invoked it on Monday
Another Wild Ride; Stocks Collapse Into Close; Dip Buyers Hammered; Overhead Supply
What is capitulation?
Banks Get Credit for Helping the Poor — By Financing Their Evictions?
Crime spikes in several US cities confound criminologists
US Equity Indices in Review: Buy-the-Dip Fails
When housing becomes unaffordable for the young
The crushing burden of rents and student debt on future home buying.
Atlanta police cruiser hit by smash-and-grab thieves
Horde of teens snags goods from Christian Louboutin in Buckhead
Burglars drive truck into Miami-Dade cellphone store in smash and grab
Soldiers, prisoners, other countries join massive firefighting effort in the West
A Tale of Two Cities: In New Orleans, Perceptions of Recovery 'Starkly Divided' Along Racial Lines
Regional Manufacturing Expectations From Mars

And finally...
No Liquid Allowed in Carry On, Woman Drinks Entire Bottle of Cognac at Beijing Airport Security
She was so drunk she was banned from boarding

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