Tuesday, September 06, 2016


News Links, September 7, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Canadian Auto Industry is in for a Rough Ride
Hanjin takes legal steps to prevent ship seizures as more vessels blocked
Hanjin Shipping filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection
Hanjin pledges $90 million to resolve shipping cargo chaos
Hanjin collapse presents obstacle to South Korea's exports rebound
Chart Of The Day: Global Scramble For Yield Intensifies—–Emerging Market Sovereign Debt Issuance Soars
Tourist Influx Brings No Joy to Singapore Hotels Amid Room Glut
Saudis To Slash $20B In Projects To Close Budget Gap
Saudis tighten their belts for Eid in age of austerity
New Zealand tops world house price increase
Revealed: Dubai plans to build world's first 'happiness city'
Interview with Joseph Stiglitz: "The cost of keeping the Eurozone together probably exceeds the cost of breaking it up"
U.S. Services Industries Expand at Weakest Pace in Six Years
Watch 35 years of growing income disparity in just 20 troubling seconds
This One Chart Should Drive Investors Into Buying Gold & Silver

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Negative Interest Rates and the War on Cash (2)

## Airline death spiral ##
British Airways Systems Down, Causing Worldwide Delays
Los Angeles International Airport evacuated for the second time in a week
Airlines are charging a hidden fee that's increasing your plane ticket — and they won't say what it's for
Black Lives Matter London City Airport Protest: UK Movement Delays Flights
Unruly passenger causes United Airlines to make emergency landing

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
US, Russia Meeting On Syria Ends Without A Deal
Obama Cancels Meeting With New Philippine President Duterte
US-Trained Special Ops Fighter Is The Islamic State's New Top Commander In Iraq
Philippines plans 14% defense budget rise to beef up maritime security, fight rebels
Japan To Provide Planes, Ships For Philippines Amid Sea Dispute With China
South China Sea Row: US Will Maintain Presence In Region Amid Territorial Dispute, Obama Says
North Korea 'fires three ballistic missiles into sea'
Twin bombings near Afghanistan's Defense Ministry kill 24
3rd bomb blast shakes central Kabul following earlier explosions
Inside Menwith Hill — The NSA's British Base at the Heart of U.S. Targeted Killing
The Woes Of Interventionism—–Turkey And Saudi Arabia Are Learning The Hard Way
Iran vessel 'harasses,' sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials
The Hard Message from Brazil's 'Soft Coup'
With little protest from Washington, Brazil's elected President Dilma Rousseff was ousted in a politically motivated impeachment, a "soft coup" undermining South American democracy.
Ukraine leader calls joining NATO 'strategic goal'

## Migrants/refugees ##
Calais blockade: Protest to target migrant Jungle camp
Paris To Open First Refugee Camps Following French Government's Announcement To Dismantle Camp In Calais
As Merkel Support Slumps, Benefit-Claiming Refugees Soar 169%
Germany tells refugees don't touch women at pools
Passage through Mexico: the global migration to the US
Migrant crisis: Hungary police recruit 'border-hunters'
European arrests after migrant smuggling ring smashed

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Brazil: Police use tear gas at pro-Dilma protest
Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Kneels During National Anthem
French farmers, truckers block roads in 'Jungle' demo
Indians Staged One of the Largest Strikes in History, But No One on U.S. Cable News Covered It
Black Lives Matter Activists Held Over London City Airport Protest

## Energy/resources ##
Crude Shipping Rates: Major Oil Indicator Reaches Lowest Level Ever Recorded
Taxpayers are paying for a concentrated solar project — Ivanpah– that doesn't work
Can Norway Supply Europe With Gas Long-Term?
Saudi Arabia And Russia Agree To Cooperate On Oil Prices
Why Statoil's $25 North Sea Break-Even Claim Is A One Off
Obama Delivers On Vow To "Bankrupt" Coal Industry - Chart Of Mining Job Losses Is Staggering
US coal industry "shrinking, not dying"
Limited Spare Capacity Could Lead To An Oil Price Spike
Typhoons Slamming Asia Are Becoming Frequent And More Intense, Researchers Say
Argentina's top court gives go-ahead to electricity subsidy cut

## Got food? ##
Climate change could make coffee extinct by 2080
Can humans learn from the farming prowess of ambrosia beetles?

## Environment/health ##
Climate change threatens to double malaria risk from African dams, say researchers
Toxic air pollution particles found in human brains
Detection of 'abundant' magnetite particles raises concerns because of suggested links to Alzheimer's disease
Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation'
IUCN report warns that 'truly staggering' rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease
Soaring population raises climate concerns
By 2050, there could be 9.9 billion people alive on the planet, and the global total is expected to hit 10 bn by 2053, according to the latest calculations by the Population Reference Bureau.
Ain't gonna happen. -- RF
Typhoons getting much stronger due to warmer coastal seas: study
Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30
TPP Would Make Climate Goals 'Nearly Impossible' to Reach: Report
Humans Have Pushed Oceans to Their Absolute Limit, Warns Report

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax
Your Kitchen Appliances Are Watching You, Security Expert Warns
ISIS Bans Burqas: Islamic State Deems Hijab A Security Problem In Iraq
The New Short: Find Industries Exposed to Exotic Hacking Attacks
Hillary Joins In Russian Election-Tampering Fear-Mongering, Despite No "Definitive Proof"
"We Wired It" - New Emails Suggest Clinton Rigged Benghazi Hearing
Newly released emails from Citizens United suggest that Hillary's team attempted to rig the first Congressional hearing on Benghazi by feeding questions they wanted to answer to Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, who at the time was acting chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
Former Intelligence Official Leaks Details Of NSA's Hack Of French Presidential Network

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say
Dr. Drew Asked To Retract Hillary Health Comments - Received "Scary, Creepy" Phone Calls
Deutsche Welle Says Turkey Seized Minister's Interview
The Unrelenting Pundit-Led Effort to Delegitimize All Negative Reporting About Hillary Clinton
US Denies Entry to Ex-UK Ambassador
As the New Cold War heats up, the U.S. government is sliding back into old Cold War practices, like blocking entry of people critical of U.S. policies, a fate befalling ex-British ambassador Craig Murray.
America and the Plague of 'Moral Idiocy'
When it comes to applying rules of international law and ethics, the U.S. government and its mainstream media operate with stunning hypocrisy, what might be called "moral idiocy."

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
From An Industrial Economy To A Paper Economy – The Stunning Decline Of Manufacturing In America
But don't let this make you think that the US could or should go back to the good old days of a strong manufacturing economy. Although economic transition is part of the reason for this shift, the major factor is the decline of industrial civilization. Keep watching as industrial manufacturing slows around the world. -- RF
Our Impoverished, Pathological Society
Chicago Hits Grim Milestone With 500 Homicides in 2016

## Japan ##
Japan's Kyushu Elec rebuffs governor's call to halt nuke plant
Abenomics needs more reforms to be effective: IMF
"No Limit to Monetary Easing" Says Bank of Japan
Japanese automakers eye Africa as next frontier
Tepco adviser says treated Fukushima water safe for release into Pacific
Putin maintains only two of four disputed islands up for negotiation with Japan
JCFC steel in troubled French reactor also used in 13 Japanese nuclear power plants
Kuroda: Scaling down not an option
Japan's Long Bonds Add to Worst Rout in Three Years as BOJ Looms

## China ##
Young Activists Ride Anti-China Mood to Win Hong Kong Vote
China Releases Secret Data On Crude Oil Inventories
Chart Of The Day: China's Bad Loans Rise To 11-Year High
China's Productivity Growth is the Worst Since the Asia Crisis
Future of China's super collider in question after leading physicist labels it funding 'black hole'
China expected to push for maritime code to cover South China Sea at Asean talks
Global Oil Demand Set To Tumble As China Cracks Down On Teapot Refiners
China's Henan to close 62.5 mln T of coal capacity by 2018 -Xinhua

## UK ##
May says UK must be prepared for 'difficult times' on economy
'Air pollution' particles linked to Alzheimer's found in human brain
UK shoppers left with pounds in pockets as food deflation hits record low
Sellafield 'riddled with safety flaws', according to BBC investigation
Theresa May considers banning EU migrants from coming to Britain unless they have a job
Borders Railway: One year in, Britain's newest line has been characterised by delays and disruption
Britain is now the second biggest arms dealer in the world
The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming
London's million-pound homes hit hardest by Brexit

## US ##
Labor Day Summary: Wage Earners Have Taken a Beating
There's a terrifying mall 'blight' threatening communities across America
Report Shows Huge Spike in Complaints From Banking Customers
There Are 3.3 Million More Leisure/Hospitality Workers Than Manufacturing Workers
Billionaires' Spectacular Stumbles
Many Americans disparage "government" for its stodginess and hail private entrepreneurs for their daring, but the reality often is different.
Construction worker shortage weighs on hot U.S. housing market
Household Discretionary Spending Stuck in 4-Year Quagmire — Spending the same to end up getting less.
Elon Musk To Employees: Cut Costs For The Next "4.5 weeks" So Tesla Can Raise More Capital From The Goldman Mullets In Q4
Bill Clinton Compares Himself to Robin Hood
Paying your kid's tuition may crush your retirement
First Factories, Now Services Signal Cracks in U.S. Economy
Services ISM Posts Lowest Number Since February 2010
The One Trillion Dollar Consumer Auto Loan Bubble Is Beginning To Burst
ITT Tech shutdown creates uncertainty for 40,000 students, 8,000 employees
Washington Post Exposé: How Bill Clinton Gained Personal Wealth From Political Connections
The Hillary Clinton email scandal has largely revolved around potentially inappropriate connections between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation—but a new report reveals that the Clintons may have also increased their personal wealth as a result of political connections forged during Hillary's time in the State Department.

## The candidates ##
Trump: No connection between campaign cash, Trump U. case
MSNBC Cuts Live Coverage As Hillary Has "One Of The Worst Coughing Fits Ever"
Clintonomics vs. Trumponomics
Cornyn: Clinton duped Congress during confirmation
Campaign 2016: Populism vs. Establishment
Clinton: Trump trying to hide something in his taxes
Why is Hillary Clinton Always Hiding Something?
Donald Trump: We Need More Stop-and-Frisk
Trump's energy plan overstates benefits of more drilling: economists
Trumps Regains National Lead Over Hillary In Latest CNN Poll
Trump's history of corruption is mind-boggling. So why is Clinton supposedly the corrupt one?
FBI Publishes Clinton Email Investigation Documents; More Bad News On Documents Mishandling, FOIA Compliance

And finally...
Man uses his wanted photo as Facebook profile picture

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