Tuesday, May 31, 2016


News Links, June 1, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
S. Korea's top 9 shipbuilders' debt amounts to 100 tln won
Tourism Threatens to Collapse in France
Stacked Deck: US Bullies WTO, TPP Revisited
Proving once again, not that any more proof was need, the World Trade Organization is nothing but a political organization of fiefdoms out to protect their own interests, not really do anything to foster trade.
China's Slowdown Hits Nearby Economies Hardest
The Five Stages of Central Bankers' Failure
Many millennials expect to work until they die
Bahrain four-star hotels facing 'tremendous' drop in occupancy rates
Easy Money, Excess Capacity, Trade Wars And Deflation—–It's All Linked
Warren Buffett says money can't fix the biggest threat to the world
Dubai property prices said to fall up to $6,800 in past year
Saudi central bank's foreign assets shrink $6bn in April
Foreign assets at Saudi Arabia's central bank shrank $6 billion in April as it liquidated some financial holdings to cover a big state budget deficit caused by low oil prices, official data showed on Sunday.
Avoid 'white elephant' World Cup stadiums, FIFA warns
As Qatar pushes ahead with the construction of six World Cup stadiums, a FIFA executive has cautioned a Doha audience against building 'white elephant' facilities that could end up dormant once the tournament ends.

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Austin Reed collapse to cost 1,000 jobs (UK)

## War on cash/cashless society ##
New Credit Card Scrutiny Sends Indonesians Back To Cash
Indonesia's plan to track all credit card transactions in a bid to crack down on rampant tax evasion is pushing people back to cash, stifling government efforts to track illicit money flows.
Is Bitcoin Really Money? Economics Professor Says 'No' In Landmark Criminal Case
Australia to auction $11.5 million confiscated bitcoins
Big Issue to give homeless people tap-and-go terminals to prevent falling sales (UK)

## Airline death spiral ##
Airbus relies on current A320 model to meet delivery goal
Somalia sentences two to life in prison for February airline blast
Hong Kong air passengers to pay fee from August to fund third runway as Cathay Pacific welcomes first of Airbus A350s
Royal designer lashed out air stewardess when ordered off Virgin flight to Dubai
Shrinking airline seats, no free meals raise alarm, says passenger rights advocate
Airline Traffic Heading Toward Slowdown: IATA
United Airlines Is Slimming Down to Grow Earnings
Flier Says Lack of Legroom Almost Killed Him

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The Great Asian Arms Buildup
Obama Has Slowed Reduction in US Nuclear Arsenal
The US is Raiding its Global Bomb Stockpiles to Fight ISIS
Taliban Kills 57 Police as Afghan Province Nears Collapse
Air Strikes on Isis in Iraq and Syria Are Reducing Their Cities to Ruins
Saudi says intercepts and destroys ballistic missile from Yemen
Russia to Turkey: Withdraw your troops from Iraq - RIA cites Lavrov
Israel's settlement drive is becoming irreversible, diplomats fear
Israel boycott: 33% of Americans, 40% of Brits in favor, Israeli UN ambassador cries foul
Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat near disputed South China Sea
South China Sea Controversy: Territorial Dispute Cannot Be Resolved With 'Might Is Right' Idea, Singapore's Goh Chok Tong Says
Erdogan Says "Contraception is Treason, Women Not Equal to Men, Muslims Must Multiply Descendants"
Former Miss Turkey Sentenced For Insulting President Erdoğan On Social Media
Almost 100 Beheadings So Far in 2016 and Counting… And No, It's Not ISIS
Will Germany End Russian Embargo? Berlin Considers Lifting Some Sanctions As EU Deadline Looms
Things will get bloody, Nigerian militant group says
Taiwan Lifts Punishment For Those Altering Passports With "Taiwan" Stickers

## Migrants/refugees ##
2016 shapes up as a deadlier year for migrants fleeing to Europe
Mediterranean Sea disasters leave more than 1,000 dead
Bulgaria stops 100 migrants at Greek border
26 women report sex assaults at German music festival

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Nearly 60 Shot in Chicago Memorial Day Weekend Violence
France acts to buy off social unrest before Euro soccer kickoff
Texas men train to shoot Muslims and dip bullets in pig blood so victims 'go straight to hell'
Belgium faces worsening strikes and rail chaos

## Energy/resources ##
Nigeria's Oil Production In Free Fall After More Attacks
The Shocking Reason Why China Will Send The Price Of Silver Skyrocketing Over $100!
3 Years Of Painful Cuts Sets Markets Up For Serious Supply Crunch
According to data from Rystad Energy, overall global oil output will fall this year as natural depletion overwhelms all new sources of supply. But the deficit will only widen in the years ahead due to the dramatic scaling back in spending on new exploration and development.
Germany to shut nuclear liability loophole -sources
May 30 Germany plans to ensure that utility companies remain liable for the costs of shutting down the country's nuclear power plants even if they split up, government sources said on Monday.
The utilities might be legally liable, but I guarantee there won't be enough decommissioning money. -- RF
Germany plans draft law on nuclear storage costs in August
The German cabinet plans to approve a draft law on August 3 that will require its utilities to pay billions of euros into a state fund to help cover the cost of nuclear storage, according to an Economy Ministry timetable seen by Reuters on Monday.
California oil EROI dropped from 6.5 to 3.5 by 2005
Iran Emerging As Next Destination for Oil Investors Worldwide
Japan, China face mounting risks of stranded coal investments
Troubled Indian Point nuke reactor to reopen in summer
The Indian Point 2 nuclear reactor will reopen late next month in time for the summer's peak energy season after a longer-than-expected shutdown because of deteriorating bolts critical to the plant's safety.
World's first grid-connected tidal array almost complete
Sweden nears deal to phase out nuclear tax over four years - report
State-owned Swedish utility Vattenfall has called on the government to abolish the tax to avoid early shutdown of loss-making nuclear reactors and a potential spike in electricity prices.

## Got food? ##
Your Next Hamburger May Come With a Side of Endangered Wolf
Nigeria: Food prices soar owing to unrest in agrarian states
More Than Half Of Malawi's Population In Need Of Food Aid
N. Korea's food shortage running deep
General Mills recalls 10 million pounds of flour

## Environment/health ##
Swimmers in Calif., Fla. hospitalized after shark bites
The ocean is the sharks' world. We venture into it at our own risk. -- RF
Outrage Grows After Gorilla Harambe Shot Dead at Cincinnati Zoo to Save Tot
Honeybees pick up pesticides from non-crop plants, too
"Although crop pollen was only a minor part of what they collected, bees in our study were exposed to a far wider range of chemicals than we expected," Christian Krupke, professor of entomology, said in a news release. "The sheer numbers of pesticides we found in pollen samples were astonishing."
Gardeners fueling bee decline by using weedkillers and pesticides
Glyphosate Found in Urine of 93 percent of Americans Tested
Torrential downpours wreak havoc in north Europe

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
The Military Is Building an Employee Database to Predict Traitors
Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed a 'Public Service,' But Must Be Punished
Why To Be Suspicious Of Every Election — Electronic voting machines have opened up Pandora's box
Indonesia's justice ministry wants to track rapists with implanted microchips.
State Department Issues New Travel Alert for Europe
US Court Says No Warrant Needed For Cellphone Location Data
Myspace Accounts Hacked: Time Inc. Confirms Massive Breach As 360 Million Passwords On Sale On Dark Web
The Rapid Spread Of Ad Blockers——Why The Next Billion Mobil Users My Be Invisible

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Forgetting the Crimes of War
In the U.S. political culture, Memorial Day has become one more chance to glorify American wars and to exploit U.S. soldiers' deaths to generate sentiment for more wars, a troubling tactic.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Capacity crowds: Is the era of restricted access to US national parks here?
Dozens Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend As The Collapse Of Chicago Accelerates
200M drive over structurally deficient bridges daily (US)
Venezuela's isolation grows as Lufthansa cancels flights to Caracas
Report: Obama administration installs 'new regulation every two hours and 24 minutes'

## Japan ##
Japan Minister Endorses Two Coal-Power Plants North of Tokyo
Japan weak retail sales bolsters tax hike delay plan
Japan's train conductors would like to remind everyone not to attack them
Train rage? -- RF
Japan Puts Military On Alert For Possible North Korea Missile Launch
World's Japanese growth engine stays in the station
Science Council of Japan considers overturning long-held opposition to military research
The nation's largest and most powerful group of scientists has started discussing lifting its decades-old ban on defense-related research as the government seeks more collaboration with civilians in the development of weapons technology.
TEPCO clearing radioactive debris from reactor
4 trillion yen upgrade begins for Japan's aging freeways

## China ##
China Default Chain Reaction Threatens Products Worth 35% of GDP
Beijing Ramps up air Pollution Control Measures; Lists Smog as a 'Meteorological Disaster'
Center for 'socialist journalism' opens in China as part of Xi push to cow media
Beijing working on air defence zone in disputed South China Sea
Chart highlights China's debt bubble bigger than U.S. subprime bubble

## UK ##
UK needs 'more resources' to tackle migrant boat threat
Fifth of UK couples close to break-up - Relate study
London university scraps 400 jobs and two campuses
Austin Reed to cut 1,000 jobs after administrators fail to find buyer
New Polls Show Brexit in Lead For 1st Time: Did Cameron's Brexit Fearmongering and Lies Backfire?

## US ##
The Federal Reserve's $4.3 trillion ticking time bomb
For the first time on record the most common living arrangement for young adults is living with a parent.
Cuddling and Egg McMuffins Show Economic Slowdown Underway
What do escorts and McDonald's have in common? Both are responding to the end of economic growth, says Andrew Zatlin of Moneyball Economics.

## The candidates ##
Donald Trump's Worthless Real Estate Math
Bill Kristol's Independent Pick To Take On "Roaring Jackass" Donald Trump Revealed
Bernie Sanders moves toward a fight over Israel, forcing Hillary Clinton to navigate a splintered party
Protesters Jump Barrier at Sanders Rally
Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Will Be Indicted On Federal Racketeering Charges
Establishment media begins to admit Clinton has problems
Trump scolds media: How dare you question me
Opportunist Trump Meets Fanatical NRA

And finally...
Woman has problems backing up Jeep; ends up in pool
Chinese man with head stuck in washing machine rescued by fire crew

Sunday, May 29, 2016


News Links, May 30, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Here's Why All Pension Funds Are Doomed, Doomed, Doomed
Chart Of The Day: After All That Money Printing——Labor Productivity Has Collapsed Everywhere
G-7 Vows Growth Efforts As Japan's Abe Warns Of Global Crisis
We Have Entered The Looting Stage Of Capitalism
IMF OKs New Two-Year $88 Billion Flexible Credit Line For Mexico
Negative interest rate policies elsewhere hit US Treasury yields
Bitcoin Price Soars Toward $500 On Back Of Weakening Chinese Yuan
In Stunning Reversal, IMF Blames Globalization For Spreading Inequality, Causing Market Crashes
Inside Wealth: A Worrisome Pileup of $100 Million Homes
As Billionaires Predict Worldwide Defaults, Would You Rather Hold Bonds or Gold
Companies Go on Worldwide Bond Bender With $236 Billion of Sales
Iceland Puts Freeze on Foreign Investors
New law offers foreign holders of about $2.3 billion worth of krona-denominated government bonds a tough choice
Voodoo economics: Donald Trump's wild idea about dealing with debt may be here sooner than you'd think
The Frankenstein merger: how Bayer's bid for Monsanto could create a monster
The Banking Crisis in Spain is Back
Venezuela's Gold Reserves Plunge To Lowest Ever As Maduro Repays Debt With Gold

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Ofgem to cut 80 jobs and find cheaper offices in cost-cutting drive

## Airline death spiral ##
Nigeria, Venezuela And Egypt All Struggle To Pay Airfares
Airport Trade Group Opposes External Checkpoints
U.S. airports still understaffed for peak travel: TSA head
Chengdu begins work on new mega airport, making it the third city in China with two airports
Drone flew 30 metres from airliner at Manchester airport
'Technical Issue' Cripples Much of Swedish Air Traffic
Swedish officials say "a technical problem" is affecting air traffic control operations in Sweden — the second such issue in two weeks to hit the Scandinavian nation.
Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela
Passengers behaving badly: The real reason we freak out on planes
EasyJet to turn away 'have a go' fliers who arrive with less than 30 minutes to go

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
US Special Forces Increasingly Involved in Syrian Kurdish Combat Operations
Turkey President Erdoğan To US: Kurdish Insignia On American Troops Is Unacceptable
New Images Show U.S. Forces Helping to Fight ISIS in Northern Syria
Pentagon strongly denies U.S. ground troops are fighting militants on Syria front lines
Britain Plans To Send Warship To Fight Smuggling Of People, Arms Off Libya: Cameron
US halts cluster bomb deliveries to Saudi Arabia amid growing civilian death toll in Yemen – report
US naval, air maneuvers become 'new normal' in Asia Pacific
Japan offers 2 patrol ships to Sri Lanka with China in sight
Tsai inspects Taiwanese troops, urging them to remain vigilant
New Nukes for a New Cold War
Mythology about the rightness of dropping two atomic bombs on Japan is relevant to today's "modernization" of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and the revving up of a new Cold War with Russia.

## UAVs ##
The Coming Drone Blowback

## Migrants/refugees ##
Migrant crisis: UK set to send Royal Navy warship to Libya
U.N. urges Greece to improve poor living conditions for refugees
More Than 2,000 Boat Migrants Rescued Off Italy, More Deaths Feared
Refugee Crisis In Europe 2016: German Leader Attacked By Cake For Anti-Refugee Stance Amid Increased Mediterranean Crossings
Italian, Irish, German ships save over 650 migrants at sea
Looming Trump Presidency Drives Renewed Surge Of Immigrants Across The Southern Border
Europe Refugee Crisis: Over 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Shipwrecks Off Libyan Coast, UN Says
Twenty people rescued from inflatable boat in Channel

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Trump's San Diego Rally Draws More Than 1,000 Chanting Protesters
Discontent Rises Among China's Middle Class
Gun Violence Picking Up On Chicago Highways; City Known For Al Capone Facing Long Hot Summer
French Unions to Increase Strikes,Targeting Trains, Planes, Buses
Hundreds of Hongkongers march to remember June 4 Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy

## Energy/resources ##
Oil Majors Have Seen Debt Double And Spending Fall 45%
Why The Bust For Offshore Drillers Might Last Another 2 Years
U.S. Oil Company Sets New Record: Headed For Second Bankruptcy in One Year
U.S. Oil Rig Count Declining Again After Single-Week Reprieve
Nuclear America: RT special report on state of US nuclear facilities
Hall and Lambert: EROI of different fuels and the implications for society
NATO Energy Security Threatened By Karabakh Conflict
Is America's Vision for Renewal Energy a Mirage?

## Got food? ##
Venezuelans resort to looting as food shortages hit crisis point
Nearly three million people need food aid in drought-hit Central America: U.N.
Lemon shortage causes price spike
Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies
Crickets cast as the future of food in project to beat global hunger

## Environment/health ##
Great Barrier Reef, Reeling Under Extensive Coral Bleaching, Finds No Mention In Key UN Climate Report
As much as 35 percent of northern and central Great Barrier Reef dead or dying: scientists
A Possible Cellphone Link to Cancer? A Rat Study Launches New Debate
Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions
Health experts want Rio Olympics delayed due to Zika outbreak
Zika Outbreak 2016: World Health Organization Rejects Call To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics
Netherlands gives green light for growing human embryos
Tall Buildings Are Bigger Threat to Birds Than Wind Power
Once dismissed, shark attacks may hit new record in 2016

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Push To Expand FBI Surveillance Authority Threatens US Email Privacy Bill
Oregon Senator Warns – The U.S. Government is Dramatically Expanding its Hacking and Surveillance Authority
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton misstates key facts in email episode
First "Shocking" Deposition In Clinton Email Case Reveals She Did Not Use A Password
Chicago's gun violence: Can an algorithm stop the bloodshed?
Chicago police are using an algorithm to detect the likelihood that someone will become the perpetrator or victim of the stubbornly high gun violence that has plagued the city.
Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet
This body hacker is turning people into cyborgs

## Propaganda/censorship ##
6 Giant Corporations Control The Media, And Americans Consume 10 Hours Of 'Programming' A Day

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
US Navy Faces $848 Million Ops & Maintenance Shortfall
Submarine overhaul goes from 28 to 43 months

## The candidates ##
Trump Now Says Debate With Sanders Would Be 'Inappropriate'
'Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher," he said in a statement.
Trump didn't cheer the housing bust as Clinton and Warren suggest
Donald Trump Pledges to Rip Up Paris Climate Agreement in Energy Speech
Oops! Trump campaign sends email seeking dirt to reporter instead of adviser
Trump: Only 'dummies' believe Fed's unemployment figure
Trump 'University': Judge Will Rule 'Very Soon' Whether Public Will Know More About Donald Trump's Failed Business
Are the Clintons the real housing crash villains?
Trump tells California 'there is no drought'
35 protesters arrested outside of Trump rally in San Diego
Hillary Clinton Won't Say How Much Goldman Sachs CEO Invested With Her Son-in-Law
Obama Steps In To Defend Hillary: DOJ Fights To Block Clinton Deposition
Trump says ethanol key to 'complete American energy independence'
None of the candidates, dropped out or still in the running, knows a damn thing about energy. -- RF
Donald Trump's horrifying gullibility, as revealed in his energy speech

Thursday, May 26, 2016


News Links, May 27, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
"NIRP is Killing Us," Wheezes Spain's Second Biggest Bank
Moody's: Persian Gulf economies strained
The Global Monetary System Has Devalued 47% Over The Last 10 Years
The Choice For Venezuela Is Stark: Either Print Money and Fail or Establish Sound Money (USD to the Rescue?)
Adidas (ADS) To Restart Manufacturing In Germany — Using Robots
Container shipping firms' costs soar on new fuel rules: OECD
Rising fuel costs will further hurt an industry already stung by overcapacity, low demand and falling rates.
Venezuela fights crisis with biggest sovereign gold sale since 2007
In Latest Market Rigging Settlement, Citi Fined $425MM For Manipulating Interest Rates
Nigeria Oil Economy Was A Terrible Mistake, President Buhari Says As Recession Looms
The Desperate Plight of Petro-States — With a Busted Business Model, Oil Economies Head for the Unknown
US Government Quietly Cuts Historical Capex Data By Billions Of Dollars

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Shell to cut another 2,200 jobs
Bank of Montreal to cut 4 percent of workforce -memo to staff
Microsoft cutting 1,850 jobs related to mobile phone sector
Intel to Slash Up to 350 Jobs in Germany

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Wall Street Disintermediation Arrives as Hedge Fund Trades P2P Via Blockchain, Without a Bank or Broker
Mt. Gox creditors seek trillions where there are only millions
One of the biggest bitcoin startups just took 'bitcoin' out of its Twitter bio
Why the death of cash may have been exaggerated
Rwanda aims to become Africa's first truly digital economy
The War on Cash is Ancient

## Airline death spiral ##
EgyptAir Flight 804 Investigation: Greece To Send Key Data Wednesday Amid Conflicting Reports About Blast On Board
Signal From EgyptAir Flight MS804 Could Pinpoint Location of Wreckage
TSA Airport Wait Times: The One Big Reason Why Lines Are Getting Longer At Security Checkpoints
TSA Airport Security Delays Made 70,000 Travelers, 40,000 Checked Bags Miss American Airlines (AAL) Flights This Year
No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff: sources
Nine Passengers Punished By Shenzhen Airport for Bad Behavior
More air rage expected as rainy season begins
United Cancels Nigeria Route, Ending Its Only Flight to Africa
United Airlines will stop flying to Nigeria next month, ending the carrier's only route to Africa because of weakness in the energy sector and difficulties in collecting money from tickets sold in that country.
Passenger taken off plane after kicking, screaming
70 Paris airport workers were stripped of security clearances due to 'worrying behavior' prior to the EgyptAir crash
Egypt May Create Special Agency for Airport Security - Lawmaker
Intruders get onto runways at Atlanta airport, others in US

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Retired U.S. commander: North Korea collapse not far off
Vietnam May Request F-16s, P-3 Orions From US
Hillary Clinton's Legacy of Terror——–Kosovo Is A Mafia State And Jihadi Haven
US Spy Plane Disrupts Civilian Flights While Spying On Russia, transponder turned off
Fearing U.S.-Vietnam alliance, Beijing tries to mend fences with Hanoi
NATO Members Face Hard Budget Choices, Official Says
India May Downsize Army To Pay For Weapons
'Rebel' general nears capital, Libyan oil fate up in the air

## Migrants/refugees ##
European migrant crisis: Capsized boat horror caught on camera
5,600 Refugees Rescued in 48 Hours an Indictment of Crises Created by West
Greece to remove all migrants from Idomeni
More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
The Anger of the Unprivileged Is Rising Globally
Protesters throw rocks, bottles at police outside Trump rally in New Mexico
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) Closes Headquarters Again As Workers Protest Wages At Fast-Food Company's Annual Meeting
French labor clash escalates, public fear impact on Euro 2016
France Socialist Trade Unions Refusing to Reform – Civil Unrest Erupting
A Spirit Of Violence And Civil Unrest Is Rising In America
Clashes at French protests, union warns of Euro soccer disruption

## Energy/resources ##
2015 Worst Year For Oil Discoveries Since 1952
France strike hits nuclear plants sending output lower
3,000 French Gas Stations Out of Fuel
Why Cheap Shale Gas Will End Soon
Across the 'valley of death': How the wind industry will cope without tax credits
Shell's Job Losses Now Equal Facebook's Entire Payroll
Wells Fargo Reduces 66% of Credit Lines to Oil and Gas Players
Slovakia says Mochovce nuclear plant to cost more than expected
Payments Plunge on Largest U.S. Grid, Threatening Closures
Payments to power generators for supplying the biggest U.S. electricity grid slid in an auction this month, increasing pressure on plants already struggling to keep running amid low wholesale prices. Dynegy Inc. and Talen Energy Corp. fell.
US Spy Plane Disrupts Civilian Flights While Spying On Russia, transponder turned off
The Hidden Costs of Oil. U.S. Senate hearing 2006.
The real EROI of photovoltaic systems: professor Hall weighs in.
But, as I pointed out previously, EROI doesn't matter as much as power density. And what matters even more is that the net energy of our entire global energy production system is declining. That's why economic growth is stagnating, debt is accumulating, the financial system is wheezing, and deflationary collapse is in progress. Unless some new, highly dense form of energy (like petroleum in the 1950s) is found, it's all downhill from here. -- RF
Niger Delta Militants Take Entire Chevron Terminal Offline
Pemex Production Continues to Fall
Upgrading the US power grid for the 21st century
Report: US nuclear plants vulnerable to disasters despite post-Fukushima safety steps
Indonesia's oil imports may swell to US$40b in 2019: Analyst
Norwegian Oil Investments To Fall Further In 2017

## Got food? ##
From The Green Revolution To GMOs: Living In The Shadow Of Global Agribusiness
Study: Farm-raised salmon suffer from depression
More than half of Malawi's population need food relief - minister

## Environment/health ##
Growing number of problems found in Brazilian babies affected by Zika
10-year project revealed air pollutants accelerate plaque build-up in arteries to the heart
Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals; $25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors
Living within 5 km of a landfill could damage your health
Hundreds of Millions to Be Displaced by Climate Change, French Minister Warns
Woman found to harbor 'superbug' resistant to all approved antibiotics
Tough economy, alcohol fuel suicide risk in men: Study
Oil and Gas Activities Behind Texas Earthquakes Since 1925, Scientists Conclude

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Police Are Tracking Your Car With This Technology Even If You've Done Nothing Wrong
Terrorism Security At Euro 2016: France To Deploy Force Of 90,000 Police Soldiers, Officers, Agents
State Department Says Hillary Clinton's Email, Private Server Did Not Comply With Federal Records Policies
Origin of key Clinton emails from report are [sic] a mystery
Everyone is Missing the Most Troubling Part About Hillary Clinton Email Audit!
Meet the Syrian Al-Qaeda Linked Rebel Who Freely Visited America Last Year
The Senate Killed JASTA, Then Passed It…
The Bill to Allow 9-11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia Turns Out to Be a Chuck Schumer Led Scam
Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Hard Times And False Narratives
The New York Times's (and Clinton Campaign's) Abject Cowardice on Israel

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Possible Energy Constraints to Further Urbanization
I am on record as saying that the much-ballyhooed golden age of megacities will never happen. -- RF
Vehicle Software Glitch Reports Are Rising As Code Becomes A Bigger Piece Of A Car's Components
Ford recalls 271K pickups to fix brake fluid leak
US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations
America's New Law and Order Regime: In 2014 Cops Stole $5 Billion, Robbers Stole $4 Billion

## Japan ##
Bump in Japan's fertility rate doesn't herald baby boom
There won't be any baby boom unless net energy rises significantly, or the government puts a gun to people's heads. -- RF
Govt. pushing for earlier start of maglev lines
Low-level nuclear waste to be buried 70 meters underground: NRA
Diet OKs bill to regulate virtual currency exchanges
10% of TEPCO's frozen soil wall at Fukushima site not working

## China ##
China Weakens Yuan Fixing to Lowest Since 2011—-No Currency Dumping Here!
Lending in China Is So Risky That Cows Are Now Collateralized
China Is Executing To Plan: Foxconn Replaces 60,000 Workers With Robots
Nuclear plant near Hong Kong hit by third minor operational incident this year, involving faulty alarm

## UK ##
North Sea oil balance sheet in the red for first time
The UK Government has incurred a loss from oil and gas production for the first time in history.
Fear of steel sector's 'death by 1,000 cuts' as Tata silent on sale process
Population surge to 'change the face of England forever'
London population predicted to near 10 million within a decade as England continues to grow
More than a million carers are living in poverty, research warns
Privacy fears as police surveillance cameras capture 34 million number plate images a day
Complaints Over Payday Loans Triple In A Year
HS2 will cost 'five times more than French line' 
Cuts have left court system 'close to breaking point' and have put its credibility at risk, MPs warn

## US ##
Millions of "Subprime Consumers" Getting Credit Cards; What Could Go Wrong?
The Occupy movement has grown up — and looks to inflict real pain on big banks

## The candidates ##
Trump's Decision to Debate Sanders in California is His Most Genius Move Yet
Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico
Kentucky To Recount Votes After Sanders Request
Clinton's Imperious Brush-off of Email Rules
The State Department's Inspector General issued a blunt report criticizing Hillary Clinton's imperious refusal to follow email rules as Secretary of State, adding to Clinton's credibility problem.
Clinton Broke Federal Rules With Email Server, Audit Finds
State Department Rules Hillary Created "Security Risks": When's the FBI Criminal Charges?
What the State Department Email Report Means for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Responds To Damaging State Department Report
When It Comes to Losing Ugly, Bernie Has Nothing on Hillary
Critical Hit to Clinton Campaign as Media Dives Into Corporate Ties
Trump Accidentally Reveals His Next Attack On Hillary
Donald Trump signed off deal designed to deprive US of tens of millions of dollars in tax
Will Donald Trump Be President? Trump Delegate Count Reaches Magic Number To Clinch GOP Nomination
Donald Trump Energy Policy Speech Live Stream: Watch Video Of Republican Nominee's Plan
The energy illiteracy of all the candidates is appalling. -- RF
Wall Street gives Hillary Clinton $27M, but love affair may not last
It's Over: Even MSNBC Turns On Hillary - "Stop Lying, Stop Digging"

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