Sunday, August 16, 2015


News Links, August 17, 2015

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
3 Canaries In A Coal Mine: The Global Government Bond Bust Is Finally Underway
The Crisis Is Spreading: China, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Sweden...
China Mess, Yuan Devaluation Spread to the US
Draghi's Massive QE Notwithstanding, Europe Goes Nowhere
'Ghost vacancies' haunt downtown Calgary as oil patch layoffs empty office buildings
Marc Faber: I See a Global Recession Coming
America's Economic Reset Will Trigger Global Recession, New Crises
Greece creditors raise 'serious concerns' about spiralling debt levels
Global M&A Deals On Pace For $4.6 Trillion In 2015——Breaking 2007 Crisis-Eve Record
Work starts on Abu Dhabi's $1.5bn Al Maryah Central project
'World's longest inflatable water ride' set for Dubai
Russia slides deeper into recession, prospects are 'grim'

## Airline death spiral ##
Flights Grounded Throughout US East Coast As Delta, American, Southwest Cope With Air Traffic Control Center Issue
Travelers fume as technical problems ground flights
U.S. Flight Delays Linger After FAA Computer Failure
Indonesian Plane Crash Highlights Heinous Weekend In International Air Travel
Call your airline toll-free? Not if you're on an 'ultra-low-cost carrier'
This is what luxurious first class looked like in 1989
Air Traffic Control Is Getting A Much-Needed Upgrade
Singapore Air Giving Away Tickets in India's Tough Market

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Spate Of Bombings Kill 24 Across Baghdad
War: Still a Racket
Why Humans Need To Ban Artificially Intelligent Weapons
India and Pakistan exchange fire along border in Kashmir
Finland Triples Training Sessions For Reservists
US To Withdraw Patriot Missiles From Turkey
Major War Resumption in Ukraine
Stung by the NSA's reach, Brazil and Germany prepare for closer ties

## Migrants/refugees ##
At Least 40 Migrants Die in Hold of Mediterranean Boat
Trump Wants Undocumented Immigrants Out, Says Even Families 'Have To Go'
Dominican Republic Resumes Deportation Of Migrants Deemed Illegal
These refugees stuck in Hong Kong can't get asylum, can't work, and can't leave
Calais migrant crisis: Breaches of Eurotunnel 'down'
Syrians Begin Boarding Refugee Ship On Greek Island
A Tsunami of Climate Refugees is Drowning Europe
Migrants mass in Turkey to take shortest route to Europe

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
US Consulate to Citizens: Stay Away From New Zealand TPP Protest
Protesters storm open-pit coal mine in western Germany
Brazilian president under fire as tens of thousands protest in 200 cities
Blackout DC Protest Stops Traffic On I-395 As Activists March Against Racial Discrimination

## Energy/resources ##
Dozens of reasons Wind power will not outlast fossil fuels
900 Tons of material to build just 1 windmill
Glencore set for more flash coal shutdowns
Glencore is expected to run more shutdowns across its Australian coal business in the next six months, similar to its unprecedented blanket shutdown last Christmas, to avoid selling coal at a loss or heavy discount into a depressed market. 
What is the price of oil telling us?
KKR's Samson Resources to file for bankruptcy
The filing would represent the biggest corporate casualty yet of a slump in oil and gas prices and another black mark in energy for the private-equity pioneer.
Nuclear Power Industry Still Has an Unclear Future

## Got food? ##
High beef prices fueling rustling revival in Plains states

## Lifestyle solutions ##
Self-Reliance: Control What You Can (Food/Fitness)

## Environment/health ##
Modern malady may be behind rise in dementia
Could pollution be to blame for why dementia is killing more people and being diagnosed earlier than ever? That's the theory being floated by researchers involved in a study of patients in 21 countries from 1989 to 2010.
Plague-infected squirrels found at Yosemite National Park campground
What stress does to your brain
New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Analysis Of Documents Obtained By Edward Snowden Outline AT&T And Verizon NSA Surveillance Partnerships
Neocons to Americans: Trust Us Again
Marching in lockstep with Israeli hardliners, American neocons are aiming their heavy media artillery at the Iran nuclear deal as a necessary first step toward another "regime change" war in the Mideast – and they are furious when anyone mentions the Iraq War disaster and the deceptions that surrounded it.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Flight Delays Spread Across East Coast After D.C. Outage
One is reminded of the late great Matt Simmons' presentation on the rusting of oil and gas assets. -- RF
Dependence day: Japan's lopsided relationship with Washington
Of all the post-World War II changes in Japan, the most momentous is that it never regained the status of a genuinely independent country.

## US ##
When the going gets tough, Trump stiffs his creditors. He's done it four times!
Obama and the Clintons: Top Dems Mingle on Martha's Vineyard

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