Tuesday, September 20, 2016


News Links, September 21, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Why Hanjin's Zombie Collapse Won't Be the Last One
All Hanjin Shipping chartered vessels to be returned to owner after unloading:Judge
Rise of the moonlighters: Why more Canadians are taking on side jobs and how to make it work for you
Lost Locomotive Leaves World Growth Struggling to Gain Speed
Will the Bank of Japan cause a Global Bond Tantrum?
S&P Cuts Nigeria Ratings As Low Oil Output Plagues Economy
Chinese Consider Home Prices "High and Hard to Accept," but Buying Frenzy Surges
The Bank For International Settlements Warns That A Major Debt Meltdown In China Is Imminent
How Italy's Banking Woes Could Crush Already Faltering Domestic Demand
The ZIRP/NIRP Gods and their PhD Priesthood Have Failed
Is Deutsche Bank Cooking its Derivatives Book to Hide Huge Losses?

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Bitcoin is money, US judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack
War on Cash Turns to $20, $50, and $100 Bills
War on Cash and Gold, and Is Chicago the Next to Declare Bankruptcy?

## Airline death spiral ##
Air rage Q&A: How bad is air rage and what can be done about it?
Air rage so bad cabin crew are 'like nightclub bouncers'
Angry Chinese couple protest on Beijing airport runway to stop plane after they arrive too late to board
An angry couple in China who knocked down airport staff after arriving too late to board their flight staged a protest on the runway to stop the aircraft from taking off, Chinese media reported.
Nigeria: 45 Nigerian Airlines Shut Down Operations in 35 Years
Long airport security lines may soon return, TSA warns
New policy to ban badly behaved passengers from all airlines
Indian airlines charge for meals, baggage to up profits

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Syrian Military Says US-Russian Brokered Cease-Fire Over
Syria Ceasefire Collapses in Wake of Weekend US Airstrikes
Syria, Russia Scramble to Retake Territory Lost to ISIS
U.S. military commanders are 'pissed off' about the mission creep in Syria
US Accuses Kremlin Of Lying, Says Russia Bombed Syrian Aid Convoy
Moscow Denies Russian, Syrian Planes Struck Aleppo Aid Convoy
International gathering again puts Syria no closer to peace
China-Russia naval drill ends with island-seizing mission
Are the Saudis Using U.S. Supplied White Phosphorous in Yemen?
America's Worldwide Impunity
The mainstream U.S. media is treating the U.S.-led airstrike that killed scores of Syrian troops as an unfortunate boo-boo, ignoring that the U.S. and its allies have no legal right to operate in Syria at all.
China, US to step up cooperation to halt North Korea's nuclear weapons programme
US Preparing For North Korea War? After Nuclear Tests, B-1B Lancer Bombers Planes Sent To Protect Seoul
Venezuela Says US Plane Violated Airspace
Washington's Hawks Push New Cold War
As a fragile and partial cease-fire in Syria totters, the back story is the political warfare in Washington where powerful hawks seek to escalate both the war in Syria and the New Cold War with Russia.

## Migrants/refugees ##
UN General Assembly Summit Hopes To Tackle Refugee Crisis
Roma Gypsies Flee to California After Europe Turns More Hostile
Theresa May tells world leaders they have a 'duty' to block mass-migration
Missing Ingredient to Solving the Refugee Crisis: Common Sense
Soros Is "Investing" $500 Million In Europe's Refugees And Migrants: He Explains Why
Thousands Flee Greek Migrant Camp Fire As Tensions Flare
Austria Lays Groundwork For Hungarian Border Fence

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
More kneeling players, raised fists, in anthem protests
Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning
Halt to Dakota Pipeline Is Part of International Resistance to Water Threats
Protests held across Japan one year after security laws' passage

## Energy/resources ##
An Imminent Threat For Oil Prices? DUC Count: 5031 And Counting
Mothballing the World's Fanciest Oil Rigs Is a Massive Gamble
Another major sign of oil industry decline. Advocates of renewables will rejoice, but this means a further notch down for the industrial economy — and a notch that cannot be recovered by renewables. -- RF
Philippines May Suspend At Least 10 More Mines Under Crackdown
The Philippines could suspend at least 10 more mines under an environmental crackdown on the sector, the minister in charge of mining said, in a move that threatens to halt the operations of half the mines in the world's top supplier of nickel ore.
Shifting Strategies: Big Oil Looking At Low-Cost Fields
Oil supermajors have come to realize that shrunk capex plans will make their exploration efforts profitable in lower-cost, lower-risk areas, and have changed drilling tactics to the 'less is more' philosophy.
Oil Investment Crash Could Continue For Another Year
Is U.S. Shale Nearing Collapse?
Solar scale-up in Pakistan hits roadblock after payments slashed
The Electric Car Boom Is In Jeopardy: "Need The World's Entire Lithium Supply Annually To Meet Demand"
Even if there were plenty of lithium, the idea that we are going to replace the world's fleet of automobiles with EVs and keep on truckin' is incredibly naive. -- RF
Australian coal industry records large losses, experts advise against investing super funds in the industry
Goldman Sachs: Big Oil Was Never That Big A Money-Maker
No surprise considering the rise in capex requirements. The oil industry's situation grows more serious by the day, which is a harbinger of ill for industrial civilization. Contrary to expectations, renewables will not pick up the slack. -- RF
Can Reusing Spent Nuclear Fuel Solve Our Energy Problems?
Norway sees oil production drop of almost 10%
Petrobras Cuts Spending, Raises Asset Sales Goal In 5-Year Plan

## Got food? ##
Monsanto and Bayer: food and agriculture just took a turn for the worse
Bayer's $66 billion takeover of Monsanto represents another big click on the ratchet of corporate power over farming and food. With the 'big six' of global agribusiness now set to turn into the 'even bigger three', farmers and consumers are facing more GMOs and pesticides, less choice, and deeper price gouging. Agroecology has never looked more attractive.
As the industrial system collapses, industrial agriculture will of course collapse along with it, but will it happen soon enough? Although pesticides will eventually degrade and disappear, GMOs released into the environment are here to stay, and no one knows the ultimate consequences. -- RF
Kellogg recalls some Eggo waffles amid listeria fears

## Environment/health ##
Sea Level Rise Is Already Driving People From the Marshall Islands
Indonesia's Illegal Deforestation Fires Killed Over 100,000: Study
Illegal fires used to deforest land for palm oil and pulpwood plantations are raging again today
CDC: Too many antibiotics still being prescribed in U.S.
World deforestation: we're losing a forest the size of NYC every 2 days!
August is 16th consecutive month of record-breaking global heat
Creative collapsing: a way to avoid the climate disaster

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Why algorithm failure is no laughing matter
'It Looks Like You're Trying To Harvest Cell Phone Data...:' Quick-Start Guides For IMSI Catchers Leaked
Bald eagles trained to snatch hostile drones
Dear FBI, This Is Intent: Hillary's "Oh Sh*t" Guy Sought Reddit Advice On How To "Strip VIP's Emails"
House Committee Demands Interview With "Oh Sh*t" Guy By Friday At Noon Over Reddit Thread
FBI Director Says He Covers His Webcam — and That You Should Too
How China's Cyberspace Administration Works
Chinese company hacks Tesla car remotely
Will The Washington Post Give Back Its Pulitzer And Stand Trial With Snowden?
Italy Proposes Law To Make Mocking People Online Illegal
Bad vibrations: Your sex toy may be collecting information about you
Why you may not want all of your devices to be 'smart'
It's one person's word against another on the birther rumor
FBI Lies Again: NYC Bomber Was On FBI "Radar" After All

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Information or Disinformation? Only 32 Percent of Americans Trust the Media
Bloomberg Reporter Asks Clinton If She Thinks Recent Terror Attacks Could Be Russian Plot to Help Trump
Look who's lying: House Intelligence Committee's List Of 'Snowden's Lies' Almost Entirely False
Where's the "intelligence"? The House Intelligence Committee's Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Snowden Report
Western Media Credibility In Free Fall Collapse
5.2% income gain? The Biggest Washington Whopper Yet

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Dallas has a stray dog problem — about 9,000 of them. And some killed a woman
On multiple occasions I have forecast that as big cities deteriorate due to collapse, they will come to be ruled by gangs and packs of feral dogs. Here you can see it happening already. -- RF
What really causes falling productivity growth — an energy-based explanation
As I've said a number of times, the global economy suffers from an energy problem, not a money problem, and this post deals specifically with that. Clearly, net energy decline is the major underlying factor, and renewables aren't going to help. -- RF
The 'Emerging Art Bubble' Has Burst
WHY IT MATTERS: Infrastructure

## Japan ##
'Children's Cafeterias' Combat Poverty, Neglect in Japan
Japan on verge of scrapping Monju FBR
Protests held across Japan one year after security laws' passage
Japanese companies issue record amount of debt to secure cheap funds
Japan steelmakers suffer as China squeezes coal industry, sending fuel price soaring above $200
Typhoon rain raises tainted Fukushima plant groundwater to near surface

## China ##
China's Maritime Militia – Time to Call them Out?
China's Air Force to Start Flying Into the Pacific
Global banking watchdog warns over Chinese banks
Face recognition technology to block children from internet cafes
China Relies On Property Bubbles To Prop Up GDP
China's Debt May Be Reaching Critical Levels
Chinese Home Prices Jump Most On Record: "The Numbers Are Hard To Believe"
Fourth locally transmitted case of dengue fever this year confirmed in patient from Wong Tai Sin (HK)
China's Red Ponzi Was Built On The Biggest Dollar Short Ever
China continues to unload US debt 'for yuan's SDR entry'

## UK ##
Black Lives Matter Emerges as Controversial Force in the U.K.
Shop openings slump as big UK retailers scale back expansion plans
British aircraft took part in air strike that killed dozens of Syrian soldiers, Ministry of Defence confirms
Cholera to return to Britain as warming seas push deadly bugs north
Lights out! More streetlights turned off in Lincolnshire
Arrival of Asian hornets to UK mainland poses 'huge' threat to honeybees
Tony Blair announces he is closing down his business empire
Neo Nazis in Glasgow set up 'whites-only' soup kitchen
The UK's first food waste supermarket opens: in pictures
The food is priced on a pay as you feel basis and has already helped desperate families to feed their children

## US ##
Fun with Fake Statistics: The 5% "Increase" in Median Household Income Is Pure Illusion
Device explodes near N.J. train station as robot tries to disarm it
The number of new businesses in the US is collapsing — and that's disastrous news for the economy
The Obamacare Death Spiral—-Health Exchanges Languish As Insurers Flee
"Panic Gasoline Buying" In Southeast Leads To "Massive Lines", Gas Shortages, Price Gouging
Police fatally shot an unarmed black man in Oklahoma after his SUV stalled on the way home from class
The Debate Is Over: Banking Has Become a Criminal Enterprise in the U.S.
Port of LA/Long Beach Import Containers Down 4.3% Y/Y, Implying Weak Holiday Outlook Among Retailers
Chart Of The Day: 52% Of New Jobs Since June 2009 Are Due To The BLS "Birther" Theory
Trend in 3rd Quarter GDP Estimates Unmistakably Lower
Microsoft raises dividend, plans $40 billion share buyback
Dallas Police Pension On Verge Of Collapse As Record Number Of Cops Seek Full Withdrawals
Retirement Crisis Looms As Average U.S. Household Has Saved $2,500 For Retirement

## The candidates ##
'I've Never Seen Anything Like This' – Donald Trump Raises Huge Sums From Small Donors
Clinton Losing Millennial Support Nationally and in Key States
Trump says 'profiling' might be needed to fight terrorism
Are US Presidential Debates Worthless — or Less?
The U.S. news networks are building up the suspense for the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but odds are it will be another hyped-up TV disgrace.
Ralph Nader: Calling a Third-Party Candidate a Spoiler Is the Same as Saying 'Shut Up'
Imperial hubris: More Troubling Evidence That Hillary Clinton Will Start WW3 – Part 2
Trump spent charity's money on his legal bills: report
With Trump Regaining North Carolina Lead, Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser "Without Reason"

And finally...
Kung fu master throws playing cards to slice open beer cans

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