Friday, September 16, 2016


News Links, September 16, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
"Where's the Money Gone?" Rescue of Spain's Biggest-Ever Corporate Bankruptcy Stumbles in Mexico
Luxury Housing Prices Are Crashing
Harvard Crushes The "Obama Recovery" Farce With 9 Simple Charts
On This Day Eight Years Ago Lehman Filed For Chapter 11: There Have Been 672 Rate Cuts Since

## Airline death spiral ##
Four women thrown off Ibiza flight after 'shouting racist slurs and abusing passengers'
Big cuts: 2,500 Hong Kong flights to be axed in November to phase in new air traffic control system
The cost of switching from an out-of-date and unreliable air traffic control system to an over-budget and much delayed upgrade will see 2,500 flights to popular travel destinations axed.
Pointing lasers at aircraft expected to be prohibited (Japan)

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Russian and Turkish Military Chiefs Meet in Ankara
Juncker proposes EU military headquarters
Unseemly Competition for Israel's Blessing
President Obama's record $38 billion in U.S. military aid to Israel shows neither U.S. major party wants to be "out-Israeled." The Trump campaign endorses an Israeli claim that Palestinians want to ethnically cleanse Jews.
Russian Hardliners Gain from US Putin-Bashing
The harsh U.S. rhetoric denouncing Russian President Putin is having the adverse effect in Russia of strengthening hard-line "populists" in upcoming elections who think Putin's ruling party is too soft on the U.S.
US, Russia Trade Blame After Airstrikes Kill 23 Civilians in Eastern Syria
Japan to conduct training patrols with U.S. in South China Sea

## Migrants/refugees ##
The Latest: More Than 1,000 Migrants Deported From 'Jungle'
Mexico Wants A Border Wall To Stop Immigration From Central America
African countries receiving Russian helicopters
Global displaced made poor countries' burden: World Bank
Police Evacuate Migrant Families From Paris Sidewalks

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Prison Strike Against Slave Labor Spreads To At Least Twelve States
Thousands protest for Mexican leader to 'resign now'

## Energy/resources ##
The Sower's way: the path for the future
Why The Bankruptcy Wave In Oil & Gas Isn't Over Yet
Offshore Drillers Brace for More Pain Even With Bottom in Sight
Europe's Largest Gas Field Could Face Larger Production Cap

## Environment/health ##
Humans Are Overfishing the Oceans Into 'Unprecedented' Mass Extinction
Silent Skies: North America Lost 1.5 Billion Birds Since 1970s, Says Report
Arctic sea ice shrinks to 2nd-lowest mark on record
Spanish wetlands and wildlife sanctuary under threat: WWF
U.S. Among Most Depressed Countries in the World
Scientific American: Peak Oil may keep catastrophic climate change in check
France's Sarkozy says population bigger threat than climate change
Aerial pesticide spray adds to fears in Zika-stricken Miami

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Snowden's leaks caused 'tremendous' damage to U.S. security: House panel
Pardon Edward Snowden—-He Courageously Exposed The Deep State Lawbreakers
French spy boss admits France cyberattacked Iran, Canada, Spain, Greece, Norway, Ivory Coast, Algeria, and others
Powell Email: Israel Has 200 Nukes, All Aimed at Tehran
A Dire Warning – 'Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet'

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.9 million vehicles worldwide for air bag defect
Infrastructure Spending Does not "Grow the Economy"
Although the author states that infrastructure is not crumbling, the American Society of Civil Engineers gives America's infrastructure a "grade" of D+.  Whether or not infrastructure spending "grows the economy," which is immaterial, it is indispensable to industrial society. It also does not matter how much money is being spent on infrastructure now; what does matter is that spending will diminish and eventually stop. -- RF
Venezuela's resort island devastated by economic crisis
Don't laugh — coming soon to a resort near you. -- RF

## Japan ##
Why Are Horseshoe Crabs Dying In Japan? 'Living Fossil' Crabs Are Mysteriously Dead
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency, which manages Monju, estimates decommissioning will cost more than ¥300 billion and take 30 years to complete.

Not to mention Japan and the US. -- RF
Chart of the Day: 5.2% Household Income Gain Vs. Reality
Street economists cut Q3 GDP estimates after retail sales miss

## The candidates ##

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