Tuesday, October 13, 2015


News Links, October 14, 2015

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Baltic Dry 'Bounce' Is Dead - Freight Index Lowest In 29 Years For Time Of Year
Global Youth Unemployment Crisis: Millions Of Young People Will Struggle To Find Jobs In Coming Decade, Report Says
Junk Bond Issuance Collapses, "Distress Ratio" Spikes
Glencore puts copper mines in Australia, Chile on sale
Commodity Contagion Sparks New Credit Crisis—–The Case Of Glencore's Meltdown
Macroeconomic Instability For Emerging Markets Thanks To Commodity Bust
Which Commodites Are Most Levered To A Chinese Crash
Saudi Arabia Halts Government Spending Due To Oil Price Fall
Brazil's 'new middle class' struggles as economy plunges
TPP: Dead Rats and Toilet Paper Politics
Where Is the First Helicopter Drop of Money Likely to Land?
Is EM turmoil the third wave of the financial crisis? Goldman thinks so
More Than Half Of All Mega-Mergers Disappoint Investors. Why Are They Booming?
Top 1 Percent Owns Half Of All Global Wealth, Per Credit Suisse Report
Singapore May Be In Recession, May Weaken Currency, Economists Say
Singapore Set to Ease as Currency Faces Rerun of '97 Asia Crisis
German brand dealt 'hammer blow' by VW scandal and weakening economy

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Twitter starts slashing 8 percent of workforce, CEO says layoffs are 'right'
Santos job cuts: Oil and gas giant to axe 200 positions in South Australia after shedding 565 since last year
Downsizing download: Tallying the 2015 wireless industry job cuts
Statoil begins Houston job cuts
Dollar General to Cut About 255 Corporate Positions

## Airline death spiral ##
Ten seats in a row: Airlines squeezing economy for profit
Are Indian airlines slowly facing a major staff poaching crisis?
Southwest Airlines Delays Caused By Software Glitch, No Evidence Of Cyberattack
Outdated Technology Likely Culprit in Southwest Airlines Outage
NYC Airports Among Worst for Controller Shortage, Union Says
Good times for airline stocks appear to be over

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
US Begins Removing Patriot Missiles from Turkey
US-Backed Syrian Kurdish Militia Joins New Military Alliance: Statement
New Syrian Rebel Faction Forms, US Promises Arms
Mideast Conflict Reaching New Levels of Complexity
The war in Syria and Iraq has become an "unbelievably complex" tangled mess of competing terrorist organizations, a senior counterterrorism official said during a brief at the Association of the US Army's annual meeting Monday.
Putin Has What Obama Sorely Lacks: A Coherent Strategy For Syria
Islamic State urges jihad against Russians, Americans: audio
Iran reports successful test of long-range missile
US Paradrops 50 Tons Of Ammo To Syrian Rebels
Philippines Backs US Navy Plan To Test Chinese Claims In South China Sea
Russian missile-maker contradicts Dutch MH17 crash report
Japan, U.S., India agree to hold annual naval drills
Russia Ukraine Conflict: $3B In Ukrainian Debts May Never Be Repaid To Kremlin, Russian Finance Minister Says
ISIS Toyota vehicles came from US government
Rockets hit Russian embassy compound in Damascus during demo
Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow's air war in Syria, AFP journalists said.
Iraq defense ministry unveils new Chinese UAV
Iraq's Ministry of Defense unveiled its new China Aerospace and Technology Corporation CH-4B "Rainbow" unmanned aerial vehicle on Saturday. Defense official Khalid al-Obeidi said the UAV took off for its first combat mission against the Islamic State.
Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria

## Migrants/refugees ##
Young and alone: Europe sees record surge of child refugees
Hungary Steps Up Arrest And Deportation Of Migrants
Mexico's migration crackdown escalates dangers for Central Americans

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Workers Protest As Chinese Telecoms Parts Supplier Goes Bankrupt
Thousands of factory workers and suppliers staged protests outside a bankrupt southern Chinese telecoms supplier over the weekend, Chinese media reported.
Video: Riots Erupt in Guangdong Over Garbage Incinerator
Police: Palestinian killed after attacking officer with knife
Israelis take to the streets to protest security situation
Merkel "Surprised" as Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against TTIP "Corporate Dictatorship"
Four Separate Stabbing Attacks Hit Jerusalem Amid Ongoing Tensions
German Anti-Islam Group Pegida's Rally Draws Thousands In Dresden
Hundreds of Thousands Protest Globally Over Weekend, Media Coverage Absent

## Energy/resources ##
After heat-related blackout, power is restored for West Los Angeles residents
Nepal running on empty
Nepal's capital city, Kathmandu, is usually a bustling hot pot of bumper-to-bumper traffic, noise, pollution and the odd cow on the road. But nowadays it's eerily quiet.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Identity thieves want your airline boarding pass
MH-17: The Dog Still Not Barking
The dog not barking in the Dutch report on the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is the silence regarding U.S. intelligence information that supposedly had pinned down key details just days after the crash but has been kept secret.

But mainstream Western media will never admit that they are the mouthpieces of their governments. -- RF
Needling Obama for More Wars
Rather than encourage a healthy, wide-ranging debate on world affairs, the mainstream U.S. news media prevents any serious deviation from Official Washington's war-loving "group think," a task undertaken by CBS' Steve Kroft in a hostile interview with President Obama.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
US aerospace industrial base is running out of time

## UK ##
UK Energy Subsidy Cuts Claim First Victim
The decision by Britain's Conservative government to cut subsidies supporting renewable energy has thrown at least one British company into bankruptcy, forcing it to lay off its 939 employees.
But this time the Army association is turning its attention stateside and seeking to emphasize the service's major role in homeland security and its relationship with the Department of Homeland Security.

And finally...
Truth in Advertising? Alleged Auto Thief Arrested in 'I Do Dumb Things' T-Shirt

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