Tuesday, July 05, 2016


News Links, July 6, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
The Revolt Against Globalism
Deflation Is Blowing In On An Eastern Trade Wind
Governments Change, the Corporatocracy Endures
Investor Fears Spike as Italy (and the EU) Inch Closer to Doomsday Scenario
The Price Of Silver Explodes Past 20 Dollars An Ounce As The European Banking Crisis Deepens
Singapore factory activity worsens in June; 12th month of contraction
The EU Is About Control, Not Free Trade
Spain's Social Security Program Will Go Bust in 2018
Domino #3: M&G Suspends Trading In $6 Billion UK Property Fund
Swiss Interest Rates Plunge To Negative Out To 50 Years
Equality and Sustainability: can we have both?
Bank of Israel buying 'hundreds of millions' of dollars: Report
Italy could be on a collision course for two key reasons
Italy's banking problems could lead to 'Italeave,' says strategist
A Look Inside Europe's Next Crisis: Why Everyone Is Finally Panicking About Italian Banks
Saxo Fears "Cascading Implosion" As Italian Bank Collapse Continues
The 500 Tons of Gold That Show Global Rise in Investor Angst
Precious Metals Going Ballistic as Alan Greenspan Makes an Astounding Admission
Tesla Q2 Sales Miss Target by 15%
WTF Chart Of The Day - Factory Orders Collapse To Longest Streak In US History

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Shell Warns Of Further Job Cuts

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Bitcoin Plunges In Value As Hackers Spook Market

## Airline death spiral ##
China: Flights regularly late for take-offs due to limited airspace allocated for commercial use
Airline Sector Struggles to Meet Profit Margins Due to Low Fares
Delta Leads Airline Drop After Passenger Revenue Gauge Weakens
Security measures at Istanbul Atatürk Airport ramped up after terror attack
El Al flight lands safely in Israel after bomb threat
Global airport security industry report for 2016 set to grow according to forecasts
Computers, not humans to scan carry-on bags in TSA test

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Suicide Bomber Hits Near US Diplomatic Site in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Cities of Medina, Qatif Rocked by Explosions
Baghdad Bomb Toll Hits 200; Iraqis Take Out Anger on PM Al-Abadi
US ready to help Southeast Asia fight extremist sea attacks
Looting and Arson Reported as Shi'ite Militias Operate in Fallujah
China says Japanese jets locked targeting radar on its fighters over East China Sea

## UAVs ##
Drones: The Brave New World of Data Collection
Global military UAV market is expected to reach US$13.7 billion by 2026 according to new research report
Poland Orders Counter-Drone System to Secure NATO Summit

## Migrants/refugees ##
Deep uncertainty awaits migrants on Serbia-Hungary border
Islamist violence strains a poor nation's warm welcome for refugees

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Police battle rioters in Zimbabwe's capital
Thousands of Teachers Across England Go on Strike Against Austerity

## Energy/resources ##
Do Oil Markets Signal A Global Downturn?
Abu Dhabi To Create $135 Billion Oil Giant
France's EDF sets sights on $200 bln nuclear decommissioning market
Venezuela's Oil Reserves Are Probably Vastly Overstated
Saudi Arabia's oil reserves: how big are they really? - Kemp
Big solar is leaving rooftop systems in the dust
Cuba strapped for cash, acts to avoid power blackouts -economy minister
South Korea To Invest $36 Billion In Renewable Energy By 2020
Petrobras To Sell 9 Oil Fields As Part Of Divestment Plan To Deal With Debt
SolarCity pushing industry to 40% increase in useful lifetime of solar power installations

## Got food? ##
Frozen Food Confusion Leading To Tons Of Waste
Economic crisis bares hunger problem in Venezuela

## Lifestyle solutions ##
Why some risky play is necessary for kids

## Environment/health ##
California Drought Causing Trees to Die by the 'Millions,' Scientist Says
66 Million Dead Trees In California Increases Wildfire Risk
'Invisible' Zika Virus Epidemic Frustrates Health Officials (US)
Skin cancer epidemic
Amid drought, mystery disease kills Zimbabwe's baobabs
Court rules Monsanto can't dismiss farmer's cancer claim
First six months of this year were the hottest ever recorded in New Zealand
Toxic algae driving away Florida beachgoers
Large blooms of toxic algae are spreading through the waters of coastal Florida, allegedly causing health problems and scaring away beachgoing tourists.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
US Declassified Report Listing Individuals in 9/11 Probe
Avon, Ohio, Mayor Apologizes for Emirati Visitor's Ordeal
He was "pledging his allegiance to ISIS"! But if he was speaking Arabic, how did they know? -- RF
Hidden "anti-crime" mics are proliferating on US public transit, recording riders' conversations
Gas Pump Skimming At New Records This Holiday Weekend
Wikileaks publishes Clinton war emails
Clinton 'extremely careless' with emails, but FBI recommends no charges
Washington Has Been Obsessed With Punishing Secrecy Violations — Until Hillary Clinton
FBI Director Comey Preempts Justice Department By Advising No Charges for Hillary Clinton
Peak FBI Corruption? Meet Bryan Nishimura, Found Guilty For "Removal And Retention Of Classified Materials"
Clinton-related State Dept. records delays are mounting up
5 Confirmed False Flag Operations and How to Spot Them in the Future

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Thomas Jefferson: America's Founding Sociopath
On July Fourth, the people of the United States extravagantly celebrate the high-blown expressions on human rights that Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence especially the noble phrase "all men are created equal." But Jefferson really didn't believe that or much else that he said and wrote during his lifetime. He was, in reality, a skilled propagandist and a world-class hypocrite.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Future of Cities is Bright
I guarantee you that the future of cities is dark. -- RF
More than 60 shot in Chicago over July 4th weekend
Here's what you see when you land in Rio
"This Is A Toilet" - US Rowing Team Will Use Sewage-Proof Suits At Rio Olympics

## Japan ##
After Losing $100 Billion On Terrible Stock Investments, The World's Largest Pension Fund Is Doubling Down
Japan's monetary base hits new high in June
Number of new cancer patients reaches record high
3 China Coast Guard vessels enter Japanese waters near Senkakus
R&D firm aims to cultivate vegetables in empty Tokyo factories
Summer heat claims 6 lives, sees 2,847 visiting ER
Pig farmers illegally dump 800 tons of poop, foul golf course

## China ##
China's Postal Savings Bank Begins $8 Billion Hong Kong IPO Process
China to Merge 9 Large Cities to Form a Gigantic Megacity
This is madness. The whole region will become an uninhabitable mass of concrete. -- RF
Ageing Beijing: plan to move elderly out of the capital gets cool reception
Chinese paper says should prepare for South China Sea armed clash
South China Sea Update: Beijing Starts Week-Long Military Drills In Disputed Area
Rain, floods in China kill around 100 people, wipe out crops
There's a parasite in China sucking up money faster than the country can print it
China's shadow banking system will soon begin to suck money out of the country's economy at a mind-bending rate, according to analysts at HSBC.

## UK ##
Almost Everyone Thinks the Pound's Days Are Numbered
Bear Stearns 2.0? UK's Largest Property Fund Halts Redemptions, Fears "Vicious Circle"
Britain could import 93 pct of its gas by 2040 - National Grid
Obesity Warning Over Children's Portion Sizes
Almost one in eight children are regularly overfed, a new study has found, sparking a new child obesity warning.
Chilcot Report: Britain's Iraq Inquiry Findings Will Finally Be Released
Chilcot Report: Parents of major killed in Iraq say Blair must now face legal action
Bank of England eases capital requirements for banks, says risks have 'begun to crystallize'
Government-mandated rent rises of 350% will lead to social cleansing
Antidepressant prescriptions in England double in a decade
Sharp rise in identity fraud as scammers use Facebook and other social media sites to hunt for information
Three UK Asset Managers Freeze Withdrawals From Property Funds

## US ##
In New Jersey student loan program, even death may not bring a reprieve
America's Female Prison Population Has Grown 800% and Nobody Is Talking About It
Schools around the country find lead in water, with no easy answers
These 2 Forces Will Crush the San Francisco Housing Bubble
Apartments are getting smaller, study says
Chicago: 4 Killed, 3 Kids Among 62 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Shootings
Who's Getting Rich Off Your Student Debt?
To Find Out Why Schools Are Sending In Cops To Bust Third Graders, Ask The Local Prosecutor
U.S. factory orders drop 1% in May

## The candidates ##
Loretta Lynch falls under the Clintons' corrupting influence
Trump's Star Tweet Appeared on a White Supremacist Site
Hillary Clinton's Email Operation Violated At Least Six Criminal Laws
Hillary's Closest Aide Admits Clinton 'Illegally' Burned Daily Schedule
Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece
Hillary Clinton is a 'sure thing'? Think again
Donald Trump Calls FBI's Email Recommendation on Hillary Clinton 'Very Unfair'
FBI Director James Comey's recommendation that Justice Department prosecutors not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state is an example of a "rigged system," presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a statement today.
"What Difference Does It Make" – Thoughts on the Non-Indictment of Hillary Clinton

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