Sunday, September 18, 2016


News Links, September 19, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Deutsche Bank's CoCo Bonds Speak of Fear of the Worst
Russia bases economic forecast on $40 oil
Bond yields are surging despite deflation, and that is dangerous
QE and negative rates are a Ponzi scheme: Saxo Bank CEO
Hanjin Shipping plan would see sale of most of its ships: WSJ
"We had a lot of Drama in the Markets this Week," Thanks to the Bank of Japan
Guess The Last Country Which Still Has Positive Real Interest Rates——Russia!
Italian Banking Crisis Turns into Mission Impossible
Chart of The Day: European Banks Flee Each Other Like Rats From A Sinking Ship

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Rolls-Royce to cut 200 more management jobs

## War on cash/cashless society ##
The Curse Of Ken Rogoff—–The War On Cash Is A Prelude To Government Default And Wealth Seizure
Keep in mind also that the power grid and internet are not eternal. When they go down, your money goes POOF! -- RF

## Airline death spiral ##
Cell phone battery catches fire aboard Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta
Airlines on the brink, as aviation sector crisis worsens (Nigeria)
Airlines going for smaller aircraft due to fuel cost economy
Air rage incidents on UK airlines quadrupled in two years, says CAA

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Mistaken U.S.-Led Strike on Syrian Troops Strains Tenuous Truce
The Latest: Russia Calls for UN Meet Over US Strike in Syria
The Latest: Kerry Calls on Russia to Rein in Assad
U.S. Blasts Russia for Calling Emergency U.N. Meeting Over Syria. Bombing
US Troops Flee Syrian Town After US-Backed Rebels Threaten to Kill Them
US Troops Now Embedded With Turkish Military in Northern Syria
It's All About Pipelines In Syria——Assad's Death Warrant
United States will not recognize outcome of Russian Crimea elections
Pakistan may be building new nuclear site, analysts say
How US Hardliners Help Iran's Hardliners
U.S. neocons keep pounding the propaganda drum about Iran in line with Israel's regional desires but not helpful to American interests or even to the cause of moderating Iran's behavior.

## Migrants/refugees ##
75,000 Syrian refugees trapped on Syria-Jordan border with no aid
Merkel suffers drubbing in Berlin vote due to migrant angst
Despite Record Syrian Immigration, Europe Says It Expects US, Canada To Take More Refugees

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Arrests After #KeepItInTheGround Activists Occupy Interior Department
Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Germany against Obama-backed trade deal
At least 15 protesters arrested at Iowa pipeline work site

## Energy/resources ##
North American Oil & Gas Bankruptcies Climb Beyond 100
GM commits to 100 percent renewables
GM won't be in existence in 2050, unless perhaps it makes horse-drawn carts. -- RF
Solar Rooftop Revolution Fizzles in U.S. on Utility Pushback
Here's why 31 million barrels are set to disappear from U.S. oil inventories
Europe's Biggest Natural Gas Producer Is Running Out of Fuel
The Netherlands, also the region's largest trading hub for the fuel, has used up almost 80 percent of its natural gas reserves, Dutch statistics office CBS said on Friday.
Alabama, Tennessee, & Georgia Declare States Of Emergency As Gas Shortages Loom After Pipeline Leak
California could hit the solar wall

## Got food? ##
Bayer in $66 billion bet that farmers will back linked-up supplies
Why human waste should be used for fertilizer
Why Supermarket Bacon Hides Its Glorious Fat

## Lifestyle solutions ##
On the Process of Awakening

## Environment/health ##
Florida expands Zika zone in Miami Beach after five new cases
Florida Fertilizer Plant Sinkhole Reportedly Leaks 215 Million Gallons of Radioactive Water Into Aquifer
How Big Pharma's Industrial Waste Is Fueling the Rise in Superbugs Worldwide
France Becomes First Country to Ban Plastic Silverware, Plates and Cups

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
A Short History Of The Crimea/Ukraine Crisis—–Why Imperial Washington's Narrative Is Bogus
New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose
House Intel Panel Blasts Snowden In New Report, One Day Before Movie Release
Watched: Keeping tabs on the public
Police forces across the United States are stockpiling massive databases with personal information from millions of Americans who crossed paths with officers but were not charged with a crime.
AP, USA Today, Vice Sue FBI Over Refusal To Release Information About Contractor Who Cracked iPhone For It
Putin: Washington keeping cease-fire details secret
FBI Agents Can Pose as Journalists, Inspector General Says
ISIS wing claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack
Breathtaking hypocrisy: WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)

## Propaganda/censorship ##
House Intel Report on Snowden Dismissed as 'Laughable' Smear Attempt
Facebook steps up fight against fake news
Apparently "fake news" also includes statements which question government conspiracy theories. -- RF
US Media Ignores CIA Cover-up on Torture
A group of U.S. intelligence veterans chastises the mainstream U.S. media for virtually ignoring a British newspaper's account of the gripping inside story on how the CIA tried to block the U.S. Senate's torture investigation.
CNN Edits Out Hillary's Reference To NYC Explosion As "Bombing"

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
'The Intellectual Yet Idiot' by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Look Outside the U.S. for the World's Most Sustainable Cities
Complete joke. There's not a single sustainable big city on the planet. The only sustainable "cities" are small towns surrounded by hinterlands large enough to supply their needs. -- RF
Some people will nevertheless continue to blithely insist that America's infrastructure isn't crumbling. The kicker: Net energy decline guarantees that rotting infrastructure cannot be replaced (an observation made by the article). -- RF
Venezuela provides a glimpse into the horrors of inflation gone wild: A dozen eggs cost $150 USD as hyper inflation wrecks economy.
Little Girl's Lemonade Stand Shut for Not Getting a $3,500 Permit
More Guns and Dogs to Greet New Yorkers as Manhunt Continues

## Japan ##
Japan Population Decline? Too Many Virgins Fuels Birthrate Crisis
Japan law targeting terrorist conspiracies shelved ahead of TPP
Japan court backs decades-old plan to relocate USMC Futenma base on Okinawa
Japan Inc sees Bank Of Japan stimulus as failing to spur inflation: Reuters poll
'Elderly terrorists' and 'hidden poverty' — Japan's new normal?
Abe adviser says benefits of BOJ's negative rates 'very big'
'Living fossil' crabs mysteriously dying in Japan
Record number of infants under age 1 die of abuse

## China ##
China's Housing Gets Scarily Expensive
China to build at least 60 nuclear plants in coming decade -industry official
Plans being made in countries around the world to build many new nuclear power plants are based on the clearly absurd expectation that the global economy is sustainable and eternal, that the plants will operate the planned number of decades, that during their lifetimes they will sell their power at a profit, and that operators will be able to accumulate sufficient funds for decommissioning and radioactive waste management for thousands of years. Global nuclear disaster awaits. -- RF
This chart shows how China's plan to engineer economic growth is a massive failure
Chinese authorities arrest Hong Kong journalists, put bounty on 'foreign forces' following Wukan protests
China's US Treasuries holdings hit lowest since 2013
China's infrastructure spending goes off the rails
Too much internet can ruin your mental health, says addiction treatment centre

## UK ##
Cost of dying soars to almost £9,000
Prisons 'do not have enough staff to protect inmates from suicide and self-harm'
Housing crisis 'driving younger and older generations apart'
Cost of moving home reaches £31,000 in some parts of Britain, finds report
UK's 'withered' armed forces could not protect against attack by Russia, warns former army chief
An attack by Russia should be the least of Britain's worries. -- RF

## US ##
USA Watchdog Interview with David Stockman: Current Stock And Bond Bubbles Much Worse Than 1929
Second Half Rebound—–MIA Again!
Deconstructing The 5.2% Median Income Gain—-More BS From The Washington Statistical Mills
Chart Of The Day: Core CPI Up 2.3% Y/Y—–10th Straight Month Above Fed 2.0% Target
Good News For Inflationists: Medical Costs and Rent Surge; Mini-Stagflation Coming Up?
With Fewer People Buying Homes, Millennials Are Redefining the American Dream
Out-of-pocket health costs continue to rise, study finds
NYPD: We can't tell you how much cash we seize because it would break our computers
8 people injured during stabbing attack at Minnesota mall
Suicides among military bomb techs at crisis level
Despite crisis, drugmakers work nationwide to fight opioid limits
Drone operators seek permission to fly out of direct sight
"We Are Adopting Principles of Fascism"
Retired Army JAG Major Todd Pierce explains how his perspective on U.S. foreign policy and politics has changed as he watched the nation's slide into "perpetual war."

## The candidates ##
How About Presenting the Facts and Letting Voters Decide Who's "Fit to Serve"?
Trump's Economic Plan—-A Dog's Breakfast Of Some Good Ideas And A Lot Of Really Bad Fiscal Math
Trump finally says Obama born in U.S., blames Clinton for controversy
New Dossier Provides Glimpse at Clinton and Trump's Closest Advisers
Allegations of Fraud Surface Over "One Time" Donations to Hillary that Occur Repeatedly
Trump proposes disarming Clinton guards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Discouraging Protest Vote, Sanders Says: Elect Clinton—Then Mobilize
I expected more of Sanders. Does he really believe everything HRC says? -- RF
Pants on fire: "Why Don't They Trust Her": A Look At One Of Hillary Clinton's Early Scandals
Fox Business Interview with David Stockman: Hillary Clinton's 30-Year Old Bag Of Deplorables
A Trump Empire Built on Inside Connections and $885 Million in Tax Breaks
The Donald Versus KillBillary: War or Peace?
Image Of The Day: Hillary's Illustrated Foreign Policy Experience
Hillary Strangelove and an Obama Flashback; Proposals for Hillary's Campaign Slogan Taken
Haitian President EXPOSES the Clinton Foundation: "Hillary Clinton tried to bribe me!"

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