Tuesday, September 13, 2016


News Links, September 14, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
It'll take more than Hanjin's crisis to fix shipping's capacity problem: Expert
Hanjin Shipping secures $45 million, more may take 'considerable time'
Hanjin Brings One of World's Busiest Shipping Terminals Close to Standstill
Canada adds 26,000 new jobs, jobless rate edges up as more look for work: 'We're really going nowhere'
Chart of the Day – The Central Bank War On Retirees
'Be Afraid': Largest Corporations Wealthier Than Most Countries
Some of the Biggest Hedge Funds Are Bleeding Cash
Wells Fargo scandal is just the beginning… here's what else they're hiding–
IMF boss Lagarde to go on trial in France on December 12
Brazil launches privatization plan to rescue economy
Physical Gold & Silver Demand Beginning to Stymie Government Intervention
Leeb describes how China will use gold to gain control of world's monetary system
Italy to cut growth forecasts - economy minister tells paper
Oil Bankruptcies Leave Lenders With 'Catastrophic' Recovery Rate
U.S. oil bankruptcies haven't been this "catastrophic" for lenders in a long time, in what may be the worst bust of any industry this century, according to Moody's Investors Service.
IEA: Upstream Collapse Dragged Down Overall Energy Spend in 2015

## Airline death spiral ##
There's an air traffic controller shortage. Are you qualified?
Airlines Divide Coach Cabins Along Invisible Lines
Engine blade on Southwest jet showed signs of cracking
Engine failure led to foot-long hole in Southwest airliner: agency

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
'Growing global tension' to drive drone sales, seen doubling by 2025: Research
US response to 9/11 increased terror threat: Hollande
Nordic States Look to Expand Defense Spending
Libyan General Seizes Key Oil Terminals From Militia
Duterte Says He Wants US Special Forces Out Of Southern Philippines
Philippines' Duterte eyes arms from China, ends joint patrols with United States
Report: US, Israel Agree on $38 Billion Military Aid Deal
China says it can't end North Korea nuclear weapons program on its own
Christian Homeland The Answer To Islamic State Violence? Christians In The Middle East Demand Sovereign Nation
France's First Official Anti-Radicalization Center to Open
Iran Launches New Naval Ship To Serve As Deterrent Against US In Gulf Waters
Russia claims 23 cease-fire violations in Syria; U.N. diplomat says Assad blocking aid
Al Qaeda's Ties to US-Backed Syrian Rebels
The U.S. is demanding the grounding of Syria's air force but is resisting Russian demands that U.S.-armed rebels separate from Al Qaeda, a possible fatal flaw in the new cease-fire.
Syria claims shooting down Israeli warplane and drone
Israeli military rejects Syrian state media report on two aircraft shot down after attack on army position in Quneitra.
US Sends Nuke-Capable Bombers to Korea in 'Show of Force'
Pushing NATO to Russia's Southern Flank
In pursuit of a new Cold War with Russia, Official Washington wants to expand NATO into the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia, creating the potential for nuclear war to protect a sometimes reckless "ally."
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.

## Migrants/refugees ##
Syrian refugees living in fear as Lebanon tightens its laws
Trump Wants Border Wall, but Britain Is Building One in France
Migrant Boat Arrives Safely at Greek Island of Samos

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain
Protests Over River Water Dispute Turn Violent In Indian IT Hub
Colin Kaepernick National Anthem Protest Catches On in NFL
High School Football Players Across Country Take Knee for National Anthem
The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around
This Ain't Over: Rallies in 100 Cities to Demand Obama Cancel DAPL
China's riot police clash with Wukan villagers: Report
IMF's Lagarde Slams Globalization, Warns Of A "Groundswell Of Discontent"

## Energy/resources ##
Shale bust: THE DEATH OF THE BAKKEN FIELD HAS BEGUN: Means Big Trouble For The U.S.
More Bad Economic News From The Oil Patch
Upstream energy sector crumbling
The number of struggling companies tied to the exploration and production side of the energy sector has nearly doubled, Moody's Investors Service found.
It's an extremely grave situation, especially because new discoveries haven't kept pace with consumption for many years already. This is part of a recipe for stratospheric oil prices in the future. -- RF
Shale bust: Oil And Gas Creditors Recover $1 Of Every $5 On Defaulted Debt
Creditors who funded the United States' shale boom are not in good shape to recover their invested funds, according to Moody's Investors Service.
Norway Forced To Cancel Arctic Drilling Plans
Incremental crude production update August 2016
The World's Inventory Of Molybdenum Has Quietly Fallen To Zero
Four South Korea nuclear reactors suspended due to earthquakes
Jobless Recovery Looms For White-Collar US Oil Workers
Global oil outlook darkens more quickly; surplus stubborn
German Utilities, Merkel Close to Nuclear Deal, EON CEO Says
How 'Zombie' Oil Companies Stay Alive in Life-or-Death Debt Markets

## Got food? ##
The Bubble Burst You Didn't See Coming
Venezuelan company Polar says food production down 30%
Potash, Agrium to combine, creating huge crop nutrient company

## Environment/health ##
Pump CO2 into rocks, report urges
Zika Virus Can Affect Even Adult Brains
Thai Authorities Downplay Zika Risk, Worried By Tourism Impact
Bangkok reports 21 new locally transmitted Zika cases
Rhino Poaching in South Africa Drops as Elephants Become Targets
Melting ice is affecting ivory gulls
Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are rising
Antibiotic resistance may be contributing to a trend in rising healthcare costs for infections associated with disease-causing bacteria that can live inside drinking water distribution systems, including household and hospital plumbing.
Air Pollution Costs Billions of Dollars a Year, and That's Just the Start
'Climate Change Is Here': August Was Another Hottest Month for the Record Books
Oklahoma ramps up energy response to earthquakes
Oklahoma regulators, working in coordination with federal authorities, closed down more wells in the state in response to an early September earthquake.
Healthy [sic] diet linked to better reading skills in young children

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Two Israeli teens arrested for running major DDoS service
DNA Dragnet: In Some Cities, Police Go From Stop-and-Frisk to Stop-and-Spit
Police in Florida and other states are building up private DNA databases, in part by collecting voluntary samples from people not charged with — or even suspected of — any particular crime.
 5 Corporations Now Dominate Our Privatized Intelligence Industry
Assange: Up to 100,000 pages of Clinton documents to come
ACLU Launching Campaign To Have President Obama Pardon Snowden
Secret Stingray Manuals Reveal How Spying Tools Leave 'No Place to Hide'
Directive Seeks to Coordinate Response to Oil, Gas Cyberattacks

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored
The Existential Madness of Putin-Bashing
Official Washington loves its Putin-bashing but demonizing the Russian leader stops a rational debate about U.S.-Russia relations and pushes the two nuclear powers toward an existential brink.
CBS Caught Editing Clip, Transcript In Which Bill Clinton Says Hillary Fainted "Frequently"
The WaPo's Latest Theory: Putin Poisoned Hillary
Oh, brother! -- RF
The Death of Mainstream Media

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
If Everything Is So Great, How Come I'm Not Doing So Great?
The short answer is: net energy decline. -- RF
An asteroid called "Peak Oil" - the real cause of the growing social inequality in the US
The Majority Of The World's Population Lives In This Circle
And those megacities are all future disaster areas. -- RF
Ted Trainer criticizes Hatfield-Dodds CSIRO study in Nature that denies "Limits to Growth"
One in five bosses is a psychopath, research reveals
New research has found psychopaths are as prevalent in the upper echelons of the corporate world as they are in prisons.
Why the world is headed the way of Easter island

## Japan ##
Solar Firm Bankruptcy Hits Record High for 1st Half of 2016
141 bridges in need of urgent safety measures, government says
Scientists warn of widespread coral bleaching in south Japan
90,000 people still living in temporary housing
Fukushima Pref. to become hub for hydrogen society
Hydrogen is NOT an energy source! -- RF
Fukushima ice wall is 90% frozen, more work needed
Yield Hunters Become the Hunted as Japan Long Debt Loses 9%
Japan's Shinzo Abe criticizes military's chauvinistic male culture
"It's Not As Though We Can Keep Lowering Rates Forever," A BOJ Official Said

## China ##
People's Bank of China Blows Whistle on Stimulus, Cites Housing Bubble, Risk to Banks
Tear gas, rubber bullets fired as Chinese riot police clash with villagers after Wukan arrests
Great Mall of China Closing: 33% of Malls to Shut Down Within 5 Years
China's capacity glut extends beyond steel
Marriage Falls in China, Transforming Finances and Families
China Crude Output Drops to 6-Year Low as Giants Shut Fields
China's crude oil output dropped to the lowest in more than six years as the country's state-run energy giants continued to pump less from aging, high-cost fields.
Citing eroding standards of taste, China says all live-streaming providers must obtain licences
Applicants must be state-owned or state-controlled and have 10 million yuan in registered capital, watchdog says, as it cracks down on content deemed vulgar or erotic

## UK ##
Resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees in Britain will cost nearly two billion pounds, says watchdog
Richest one per cent in UK own 20 times more total wealth than the poorest fifth
Nearly half of working families are cutting back on food or clothing to pay rent or mortgage
UK nuclear power station project 'in talks' for cash injection
Hospitals 'could reach breaking point by winter'
A senior doctor has told Sky News the NHS faces "pockets of meltdown" this winter as a combination of doctors' strikes, staff shortages and soaring patient demand put hospitals under unprecedented strain.
Microbeads to be dropped from cosmetics products
David Cameron's 'ill-conceived' Libya war led to rise of Islamic State, say MPs in damning attack on former PM
Government breached personal data security 9,000 times in a year
UK one of 'least natural countries in the world' with one in seven species facing extinction

## US ##
Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes
Some hungry teens turn to crime, sex for food
Americans Are Drowning in Credit Card Debt, and It's Not Because They Are 'Irresponsible'
Why some people in California are straight up not showering
In small communities scattered across California, more wells have been failing as the drought persists for a fifth year. In parts of the Central Valley, entire neighborhoods have run dry and are relying on trucks to deliver water to refill tanks.
Human Rights Groups to Launch All-Out 'Pardon Snowden' Campaign
Wells Fargo's community banking exec reportedly leaving with $124.6 million
Here's how much the average American family has saved for retirement
AI will eliminate six percent of jobs in five years, says report
Facing a $1.1 Billion Budget Shortfall, Louisiana Needs Tax Reform and Fast
Report: Nearly $5 trillion and counting spent on Iraq and Afghanistan wars
After Donating 4 Times to Hillary's Campaign, Fed Governor Tries to Prop up the "Financial Markets"
Off-Shoring Wall Street—–Expensive Jobs Going To Mumbai
Dakota Access Construction Will Continue, Pipeline Corp CEO Vows

## The candidates ##
Hillary's Doctor Discloses Pneumonia Diagnosis Made Last Friday: Questions Abound
Why did Hillary Clinton lie about her health?
Video of the Day – Clinton Campaign Manager Refuses to Answer Questions on Pneumonia Timeline
It's Time to Bring Back Bernie as the Democratic Nominee
Hillary Clinton has disqualified herself to be President of the United States because she is incapable of telling the truth about anything. There is no such thing as truth or transparency in the Clinton persona and campaign; everything is an ongoing experiment in perception management.
Poll: Trump Leads Clinton Among Military and Veteran Voters
Former DNC chairman calls for Clinton contingency plan
Black Lives Don't Matter to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton
Clinton Collapse: Is Hillary Clinton Going To Drop Out Of The Race For The White House?
Clinton and Trump are bigger risk to the economy than terrorism: Poll
NY Attorney General Opens Probe Into Trump Foundation's "Troubling Transactions"
Hillary's Health: NBC Asks 9 Unanswered Questions
Hillary Clinton's Campaign Needs To Hire Better Liars
The only completely ludicrous conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton's health is that there's nothing wrong with it.

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