Sunday, March 06, 2016

 

News Links, March 7, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
It's a revolution: German banks told to start hoarding cash
Ballooning Bad Loans in Turkey Seen Worsening as Tourists Flee
"It Hasn't Been This Bad Since The Viking Age": Dry Bulk CEO Warns Of Bankruptcy Tsunami, Counterparty Risk
The Economic Collapse Of South America Is Well Underway
Moody's Cuts Outlook On 4 Gulf Countries, Bahrain Down To Junk Rating
Faith in 'healing' central banks has faded: BIS
Coin Buying Frenzy – Gold Sales Quadruple

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
RWE's npower plans to cut 2,500 UK jobs, source says

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Google's new payments app means never having to pull out your wallet
"Freedom Always Dies Bit by Bit": Bundesbank Takes Sides in War on Cash
Why The 'Cashless Society' Has Become The New Wet Dream Of Governments And Central Bankers
Sweden Begins 5 Year Countdown Until It Eliminates Cash

## Airline death spiral ##
Airlines slow to adopt safety technologies after MH370
Major alert at Heathrow after man locks self in jet cockpit
Pilot shortage hits U.S. regional airlines
Bomb scare on AI flight, pilot uses chutes to evacuate flyers

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China

## UAVs ##

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Criminals Like Apple iPhones Because Of Encryption, Police Say

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Puerto Rico's sewer authority suspends ongoing projects
3,400 survivors of 2011 disaster have since died
The Japanese government says more than 3,400 survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami have subsequently died due to health problems caused by prolonged upheaval.
People hit by 2011 disaster face money problems
An NHK survey of living conditions in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture found nearly half of the respondents are having difficulty making ends meet.
Waste of time and money. -- RF
Thirty new nuke plants? Ain't gonna happen! -- RF

## The candidates ##
I'm speechless. -- RF




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