Friday, June 17, 2016

 

News Links, June 18, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
The Stock Market Crash Of 2016: Stocks Have Already Crashed In 6 Of The World's 8 Largest Economies
Barbarous relic: A New Rush to Gold Has Begun
Gold is going to $1,450, and these charts prove it: Technical analyst
Global Negative Bond Yields – Swiss 30-year bond yield dips into subzero territory
Canada housing market: 'This is a bubble. A very big bubble. And it is going to end in tears'
Brazil's Rio State Declares Financial Disaster Before Games
The Saudi Squeeze

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Obama hosts powerful Saudi prince
U.S. Officials Fear Saudi Collapse If New Prince Fails
51 State Department officials urge strikes in Syria
More than 50 State Department officials signed a confidential document this week that calls for targeted military strikes against Syria and lobbies for regime change, according to news reports.
The State Department's Collective Madness
More than 50 U.S. State Department "diplomats" sent a "dissent" memo urging President Obama to launch military strikes against the Syrian army, another sign that Foggy Bottom has collectively gone nuts.
The Untold Story Behind The "Mutiny At The State Department" Where Dozens Demand War With Syria
France Building Military Bases in Syria: Report
Why Hillbama Can't Say "Radical Islamic Terrorism": Their Syrian Policies Spawned ISIS
Iraq says most of Fallujah retaken from IS militants
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Are Shaping the Future of the Middle East
Time to Move the 5th Fleet? How US Appeasement Is Undermining Bahrain's Stability

## Energy/resources ##
Global oil majors look to shed refineries as crude prices rebound
Siemens, Gamesa to form world's largest wind farm business

## Got food? ##
2016's weird weather is causing fruit shortages

## Environment/health ##
Killing Nemo: Cyanide threat to tropical fish
Brussels steps up effort to halt Poland's logging plan in primeval forest
Wildfires in California, New Mexico trigger hundreds of evacuations
120 Degrees! Western Wildfires Explode With Triple-Digit Heat Wave on the Way
More than 1,000 suspect cases of yellow fever in DR Congo: WHO
700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change
Firenado spins up in California wildfire
Zika outbreak is spreading and there's not enough money to stop it: Ex-NBA star
Blood pressure may soar if you live near an airport
Sleep loses out for many hooked on video games
Could we set aside half the Earth for nature?
It will happen, but not in a planned or voluntary manner. -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
There has been another mega hack — this one affecting 45 million accounts from 1,000 websites
Gun Shop Owner: We Called FBI After Mateen Tried To Buy Body Armor, Bulk Ammunition
"[FBI was] not as attentive as we would have hoped."
One hacker fights the Islamic State with porn
New Report: FBI Can Access Hundreds of Millions of Face Recognition Photos
Chinese espionage and intelligence activities at all time high, experts say
CIA Chief Just Confirmed "War on Terror" Has Created A Lot More Terrorists
Your smartphone could be hacked without your knowledge
Nine Lost Souls the FBI Charged as Terrorists While Letting the Orlando Shooter Go

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Rio Declares State Of "Public Calamity", Warns Of Total Collapse In Security, Health And Transport
No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools
The problem with reinforced concrete
Austerity Kills! Bank of Greece reports "Greek's health deteriorating, life expectancy shrinks"

## Japan ##
Japan: A Future of Stagnation
Japan doubles down on coal power as trading houses curb investment
Japan court upholds injunction to halt reactors in blow to nuclear power industry
Bank of Japan holds more than a third of all JGBs
New provocation by Chinese Navy ship
State to lift evacuation order for most of Fukushima village of Iitate from March 31

## China ##
China's debt is 250% of GDP and 'could be fatal', says government expert
Takata Airbags: Honda Recalling Over 1 Million Cars In China
Mystery deepens over missing booksellers after Lam Wing-kee makes explosive allegations in Hong Kong
China ranked as the 120th most peaceful country in the world

## UK ##
GPs having to offer 'budget airline-style care'
The pressures on general practice are, says one doctor from a busy inner-city London practice, leading to a "budget airline" style service.
Mental health issues among UK Armed Forces rise 78 per cent in eight years

## US ##
How the Government Hides Inflation, as Housing Costs Soar
New York State Senator Introduces Unconstitutional, Anti-Free Speech Legislation
America's Dying Shopping Malls Have Billions in Debt Coming Due
State Department Diplomats Demand War On Assad (And Russia)
McDonald's slims, contemplates outsourcing jobs to India
Southern California wildfire: Officials declare emergency; nearly 300 structures at risk
EPA warns Flint, Michigan of long-term threats to water supply
The biggest factor in Americans' cost of living is rising faster than it has in nearly a decade
Hurting for Cash, U.S. National Park Service Turns to Companies
Las Vegas Going Dry? Largest Reservoir In America Reaches Record Low

## The candidates ##
Bernie Sanders Offers No Concession in Address to Supporters
Bernie Sanders is not ready to concede his presidential campaign, nor is he ready to throw his support behind Hillary Clinton.
How Hillary Clinton Is Teaming Up With the NYPD to Push Police Militarization under the Banner of "Counter-Terrorism"
Putin Praises Trump Again As Bromance Blossoms
Putin is not stupid. -- RF
Poll: Record number of voters dislike Clinton, Trump
The Bursting Of Silicon Valley's Real Estate Bubble Has Now Spread To San Francisco
The War Risk of Hillary Clinton
Hawkish State Department officials and Official Washington's neocons are eager for a Hillary Clinton presidency, counting on a freer hand to use U.S. military force around the world, but that future is not so clear.
World's Largest 'Fart-In' Is Planned for Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech in Philadelphia




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