Thursday, September 01, 2016


News Links, September 2, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Hanjin Shipping to seek receivership, as ports turn away its vessels
Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd (117930.KS) said on Wednesday it would seek court receivership after losing the support of its banks, as ports from China to Spain denied access to its vessels and a rival eyed some of the South Korean container liner's  assets.
Canada Ignores Washington's Warnings, Joins China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Tough Economic Outlook in Brazil After President Removed
The Brazilian Economic Collapse Reaches Unprecedented Proportions
Worst Plunge in Canada's GDP since 2009
Global Recession? The Canadian Economy Shrinks At The Fastest Pace Since The Last Financial Crisis
Nigeria Recession 2016: Economy Slumps As Oil Woes Continue
Negative Rates: Central Bankers Worldwide Embrace Race to the Bottom
Trade wars: Why the central pillar of global order is in danger of collapse as TTIP disintegrates
Saudi Arabia Fires 10,000 Substitute Imams To Save Money, As Banking Crisis Looms
Investors miss out on $500 billion as global bond yields plunge, Fitch Rating says
Deutsche Boerse Responds To Deutsche Bank's Failure To Deliver Physical Gold
Do Newly Built Skyscrapers Signal The Top Of The Stock Market?
Dubai opens world's largest indoor theme park
Will China Announce They Have More Gold Than The U.S.?
Faced With Severe Cash Crunch, Tesla Plans to Raise Additional Money This Year
Debt Bubble in Ireland and Globally Sees Wealthy Diversify Into Gold
Thousands to receive basic income in Finland: a trial that could lead to the greatest societal transformation of our time
Modi faces challenges to upstage China as India economic growth hits 15-month low
"All Components Face Price Pressure" - Apple Forces Suppliers To Accept Price Cuts, As JPM Cuts Production Estimates

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Wal-Mart to cut 7,000 back-office store jobs
Harley-Davidson plans to lay off 200 workers
Caterpillar cuts up to 250 jobs in Northern Ireland
Pace of job cuts in Swiss banking accelerated in first half of 2016: SBA

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Risk of Bitcoin Hacks and Losses Is Very Real

## Airline death spiral ##
Aero Industry Update: Waiting For Axe to Fall at Honeywell and Boeing
The quest to end lost airline luggage
Allegiant Air, with ultra-low fares, draws FAA's attention over safety concerns
Should airline passengers be better behaved? American Airlines thinks so
Passengers help subdue unruly man on WestJet flight headed to Edmonton

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Sixty US Lawmakers Want to Freeze $1.15 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
U.S. Strategy to Fight ISIS Has Set Off a New Conflict in Syria
Obama Extends Libya War, Will Keep Warships Off Libyan Coast
A US-Fueled Syrian Sectarian Bloodbath
The Obama administration helped fuel a conflict in Syria that inevitably was going to degenerate into a sectarian bloodbath, a reckless strategy pushed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
US Special Ops Training in Latin America Tripled, Docs Reveal
U.S., others agreed 'secret' exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal - report
US Arms Makers Invest in a New Cold War
Behind the U.S. media-political clamor for a new Cold War with Russia is a massive investment by the Military-Industrial Complex in "think tanks" and other propaganda outlets.
Turkey Won't Accept Any Ceasefire With Syrian Kurds — Vows to 'Cleanse' 90-km Strip Along the Border
Malaysia Detains 3 Suspected Militants, Foils Attacks
When Putin Bailed Out Obama
As pressure again builds on President Obama to attack Syria and press a new Cold War with Russia, the extraordinary events of three years ago after a sarin attack near Damascus are worth revisiting.
Retreat From Empire—–The Post-Imperial Voices of Nigel Farage And Donald Trump
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump embody the desire of their societies for a dignified and managed retreat from empire. By contrast, Hillary Clinton represents the last frenetic attempt within the US to sustain its imperial role.
ND demonstrators arrested for attaching themselves to heavy machinery
1,000 arrested in post-election violence in Gabon
Violent Protests Flare in Brazil as New President Sworn In

## Energy/resources ##
Norwegian Oil And Gas To See A $50 Billion Cut In Investment
The Petroleum Facilities Guard Shuts Two Oilfields in Libya

## Got food? ##
Frugal farmers see bit brighter forecast for income (US)
Farm income losses this year should be less than expected, as farmers throughout the Corn Belt slash expenses in response to a prolonged slump in commodity prices.
USDA Sees 2016 Farm Income Crashing As Farmer Leverage Spikes to 34 Year Highs

## Lifestyle solutions ##
Dear Millennials: If You Want to Escape Minimum Wage Debt-Serfdom...
Those without value-creating human/social capital will be mired in a low/minimum wage environment that will make it difficult to escape debt-serfdom.

## Environment/health ##
Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found, and it could be malaria
By attaching malaria proteins to cancer cells, tumours could be burrowed into and then destroyed — and it seems to be effective on 90 per cent of types of cancers
Three new cases of local Zika transmission in Florida: officials

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Facebook Just Got a Whole Lot Creepier
A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that government agencies in New Jersey may deny access to public records by saying they can "neither confirm nor deny" their existence.

## Propaganda/censorship ##
The Campaign to Blame Putin for Everything
Embarrassing or not, the real danger here is the medieval notion that making women have more babies is "good for the economy." The drive for higher populations (and the attendant consumption increase) is one of the main triggers of war. -- RF

## Japan ##
Another new cabinet post! Increasing complexity is a harbinger of collapse. -- RF

## US ##
Fed's Evans, citing slow growth, says low U.S. rates are here to stay
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Wednesday said he is increasingly convinced that U.S. economic growth has slowed permanently, a situation that will keep U.S. interest rates low for a long time ahead.

## The candidates ##
New Hillary Emails Expose Bill Pushing Meetings With Foundation Donors, Requests For "Diplomatic Passports"
Trump calls Democrats 'party of slavery' in minority outreach effort
Obama's Former Doctor Says Hillary Should Have a Neurological Exam
Clinton blasts Trump for rejecting 'American exceptionalism'
Hack Reveals Dem Candidates Told Not to Pledge Support for Black Lives Matter Policies
Iraq War Architect Wolfowitz Putting His 'Hopes' in Clinton Presidency
Former U.S. deputy secretary of defense says 'I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton'
Trump in Mexico: We didn't discuss who would pay for the border wall
Trump Recommits to Mass Deportation in Fiery Immigration Speech
New Trump deportation plan would let millions stay in US
No, reports on Clinton's health are not conspiracy theories
Donald Trump Wins Over Secretive "Children of Israel" Megadonor
Hillary's Approval Rating Plunges to Record Low, Neck and Neck With Trump
Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally
Team Clinton raised a staggering $143 million in August
Bernie Sanders returning to campaign trail for Hillary Clinton

And finally...
Wedding RSVP card offers child under 12 as entree

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