Saturday, June 25, 2016


News Links, June 26, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Is 'Brexit' the Beginning of End for European Union?
Bravo Brexit! (David Stockman)
A 'Brexit' Blow to the Establishment
British voters turned a deaf ear to scary warnings about leaving the E.U. and struck a blow against an out-of-touch, self-interested and incompetent Western Establishment, a message to the U.S., too.
World stocks in freefall as UK votes for EU exit
UK Pound Collapses, Nikkei, European Futures Crash, Oil Dives, Gold & Bonds Soar as Brits Choose "Leave"
Marc Faber on Brexit: It sends a clear message
"Brexit is a huge boon for Trump and a wake-up call to Hillary that ordinary people are sick and tired of being lied to and cheated by the crony capitalistic system."
World's 400 Richest People Lose $127 Billion on Brexit: Chart
World Running out of Dollars Moans Deutsche Bank Economist
When Will Governments Tell The Truth About The World Economy
Google Searches For "Buy Gold" Soar 500% After Brexit
Standing on Backs of Global Poor, Filthy Rich Getting Even Filthier
'For every person with more than $30 million, there are over 4800 people living in extreme poverty'
Puerto Rico Governor Suspends Payments On Infrastructure Debt
Why gold may hit $1,500 by year's end—and it's not just about Brexit
Foreign central banks race to gold as the US sits
The $555 Trillion Derivatives Debt Implosion Is About to Begin
China-led development bank approves first loans

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Brexit: Ford could consider job cuts in UK

## War on cash/cashless society ##
The Secret Meeting That Accelerated The War On Cash
A $50 Million Heist Unleashes High-Stakes Showdown in Blockchain

## Airline death spiral ##
Airport security: Fairly minor errors bedevil system meant to speed passenger checks

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil
Fearing a Russian invasion, the U.S. and Britain were prepared to ravage the region's oil industry—and even considered going nuclear.
Intel Vets Call 'Dissent Memo' on Syria 'Reckless'
A group of U.S. intelligence veterans urges President Obama to resist the "reckless" call for a wider Syrian war from 51 State Department officials in a recent "dissent memo."
Let us hope that cooler and more rational heads prevail. -- RF
NATO Says UK To Stay 'Strong' Ally Despite Brexit
France Fears Brexit Will Harm Regional Military Power
After Brexit, what? U.S. secessionists hankering for 'Texit'
Pro-EU Scots, Northern Irish eye UK escape after Brexit vote
EU must now stop further unraveling _ if it can
London wants independence, Spain wants Gibraltar back: The world reacts to Brexit
D I V O R C E – Sarkozy Calls for New Treaty, Reiterates "Turkey Has No Place in EU"

## UAVs ##
Navy to Demo Swarming Drones at Sea in July

## Migrants/refugees ##
7,100 More Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean Sea in Past Two Days
Calais mayor wants French migrant camps moved to UK after Brexit vote

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
French Cops Claim They're Too Tired to Keep Policing Massive Protests
Vandals hit French union headquarters as labor tensions grow

## Energy/resources ##
Police Confirm Attack On Shell Facility In Nigeria
U.S. oil drillers cut rigs after 3 weeks of additions -Baker Hughes
Russia-German Pipeline May Break Europe's Energy Union
Uranium Prices "Set to Double" on the Back of New Nuclear Renaissance
Bioenergy no threat to food security, insist academics
Huge 88-metre wind turbine blade—the world's largest—emerges from Danish plant
Just imagine how much fossil-fuel energy was used to make it! Bigger and taller: It reminds one of the rush to build the world's tallest building. -- RF

## Got food? ##
Potash Price Surge Could Lead To Higher Food Costs For Billions
Race is on to feed warming world
No matter what plant breeders accomplish, mass starvation is baked in the cake. The failure of industrial agriculture will plunge the world into famine mode. -- RF

## Environment/health ##
As droughts worsen, Kenyan herders revive ancient grazing system
Warning from the past: Future global warming could be even warmer
Officials: 150 homes burned in deadly California wildfire
Flint Water Crisis Update: High Levels Of Lead In Blood Of Children, CDC Investigation Confirms
Scientists consider building cities of the future out of bone
But they need to discard the idea of making big buildings, which will become unusable as net energy declines. -- RF
Golf news: Another golfer pulls out of Rio Olympics over Zika fears
American Medical Association warns of health and safety problems from 'white' LED streetlights
Selfies can age the skin and cause wrinkles, warn dermatologists
Alzheimer's cases, costs continue to skyrocket (US)

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
The US has fined a mobile advertising firm for tracking the location of hundreds of millions of people
Marshals: Innocent People Placed On 'Watch List' To Meet Quota
YouTube, Facebook Move Toward Automatic Blocking Of Extremist Videos: Report
Facebook is training employees to avoid political bias

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Conservative media sustain alarm about a possible electromagnetic-pulse catastrophe
Keep in mind that economic collapse — a virtual certainty — would have a comparable effect. -- RF
Brexit: requiem for a dream
George Soros: "Brexit Makes EU Disintegration Irreversible"
Brexit = Death of the Technocrats
The handwriting is on the wall for the EU. Although energy isn't the only factor in the EU's impending disintegration, maintaining the copious energy flows needed to prop up vast, complex organizations like the EU has become impossible in a world of declining net energy. It's the beginning of the end. This also applies to governments, which have become grossly bloated and overly complex. Collapse is a matter of time. -- RF
John Kerry calls for tech upstarts to tackle world problems
This call stems from the misguided belief that technology is going to solve all our problems. -- RF
Globalization and the American Dream
The Rotten State of U.S. Oil Reserves: SPR infrastructure is falling apart
Hyperloop may be a transportation leap too far

## Japan ##
Restaurants slash prices and frills as living standard in Japan drops
Japan could get nuclear weapons 'virtually overnight,' Biden tells Xi
No. of work-related mental illness compensation claims in 2015 highest on record: ministry
The number of compensation claims filed in fiscal 2015 for work-related mental disorders such as depression caused by overwork, power harassment and other factors was the highest on record, a government report has shown.

## China ##
China's offshore wind power plans lag, 2020 target under threat
How Hong Kong's homeless live on footbridge with clutter, litter and bird droppings
Beijing is sinking by 11 centimeters each year according to satellite data
China cuts ties with Taiwan liaison body after Tsai's defiance of Beijing
China Tightens Internet Rules For Search Engines, Announces Fresh Regulations For Paid Ads
China struggles to curtail capital flight

## UK ##
Brexit Vote Sends Pound to 31-Year Low, Pummeling Markets
Brexit: Could this lead to a Dis-United Kingdom?
Britain's Brexit: How Baby Boomers Defeated Millennials in Historic Vote
Scotland Seeks Independence Again After U.K. 'Brexit' Vote
Brexit could put future of Britain's only nuclear sub base in doubt

## US ##
At least 80 homes lost in California wildfire
The Amount Of Stuff Being Bought, Sold And Shipped Around The U.S. Hits The Lowest Level In 6 Years
If the Public Shouldn't Have Them, Why Does the IRS Need AR-15s?
Brexit Backlash: Dow Closes Down More Than 600 Points
Black Friday: Shocking Brexit Vote Result Causes The 9th Largest Stock Market Crash In U.S. History
The Daily Data Dive: Here's How Bad US New Home Sales Are
CDC: One-fifth of Americans visit ER once a year
Study Shows Police Crime is Rampant — 3 Cops Arrested a Day, Over 1,100 Every Year
Texas Secession: Brexit Inspires Nationalists To Leave US In 'Texit' Vote
"Tired Of The Expense Of Living Here" - Californians Continue To Leave State In Droves
Durable Goods Orders Crater In May - Longest Non-Recessionary Slump In American History
Arizona Says It Has Run Out Of Drugs For Executions
750,000 Californians Past The Age Of 65 Are Still Working

## The candidates ##
Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries
An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.
Donald Trump says Britons 'took back control of their country'
Trump says U.K. vote to leave EU is a 'great thing'
Donald Trump's Entire Financial History In One Short Video
What Changed? Bernie Sanders Will Vote For Hillary, Less Than 24 Hours After Saying "No"
The Trump University scandal touches Pennsylvania

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