Saturday, October 01, 2016


News Links, October 1, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
I'm in Awe of How Fast Deutsche Bank is Falling Apart
Five Things You Should Know About the Deutsche Bank Train Wreck
Deutsche Bank Collapse: The Most Important Bank In Europe Is Facing A Major 'Liquidity Event'
Deutsche Bank chief Cryan tries to reassure on bank's strength
Nein! Bundesbank Head Rejects Calls For German Fiscal Stimulus
China factories limp along, Japan inflation goes backwards
China's factory sector struggled to gain speed in September while Japanese inflation went backwards in August despite the best efforts of policymakers, underscoring the limits of stimulus in reviving world growth.
Of course governments' stimulus measures are useless. It's an energy problem, not a money problem. -- RF
38% of Canadians fear an interest rate hike would 'move them towards bankruptcy'
French, South Korean central banks pushing negative interest rates
Secret Alpine Gold Vaults Are the New Swiss Bank Accounts
Chart Of The Day: 29% Heavy Truck Plunge Is Clear Recessionary Warning (US)
Everything is in a bubble and it will end in 'chaos'
It's Not Just Deutsche Bank. The Entire Financial Sector Is Sick
Yuan's entry into basket of top currencies 'historic milestone:' IMF
Over 20 nations apply to join China-led AIIB

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Largest Dutch Bank To Fire Thousands

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Cashless society concept provokes worry

## Airline death spiral ##
Monarch Airlines gets 12 more days to prove it is a going concern
Did a Cyber Attack Ground Delta Airlines?
Now, nearly two months later, it's pretty clear to security experts that what was labeled a power outage, was probably not an outage at all. Maybe it was a simple computer hack, maybe a computer malfunction. Most probably it was a cyber attack.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The Situation in Syria is Very, Very Dangerous
Report: Russia Sending More Warplanes to Syria
India-Pakistan: Gunfire Exchange Continues Across LoC, Nuclear-Armed Nations Accuse Each Other Of Provocation
3 Chinese Fishermen Dead After Clash With SKorea Coast Guard
The latest in a series of violent clashes between South Korea's coast guard and Chinese fishing boats venturing farther from their increasingly barren home waters happened Thursday when a South Korean coast guard vessel tried to stop the Chinese boat from suspected illegal fishing about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from an island off South Korea's southwestern coast.
Too many people chasing too few resources: Recipe for war. -- RF
Duterte 'Happy to Slaughter' Drug Suspects; Mentions Hitler
South Korea Picks New Site for US Missile Defense System
U.S. Afghan drone strike said to kill at least 15 civilians
5 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Mexican Army Convoy
Rights Groups Critical as UN Declines Inquiry Into Saudi Abuses in Yemen
Duterte to visit China in coming weeks, in sign alliances may be shifting in East Asia
Clinton Criticism Could Mean Doom for LRSO

## Migrants/refugees ##
Europe's populist surge fuelled by migrant crisis
France: 'The Jungle' Migrant Camp

## Energy/resources ##
Reserve replacement: The Mysterious Case of Big Oil's Disappearing Barrels
Asian Imports Of Iranian Oil Soar 81 Percent Yearly In August
More German Coal Plants Face Early Retirement as Profit Dwindles

## Got food? ##
Monsanto aims to use CRISPR to engineer food

## Lifestyle solutions ##
How to Make Your Own Toothpaste
How Do We Create Value When Knowledge Is Almost Free?
Smartphones are distracting us to death—but we can fight back

## Environment/health ##
Blue-green algae toxin in drinking water worries upstate New York
First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly
Deep-sea creatures are eating microplastics, new evidence confirms
Wind turbines a risk to birds living as far as 100 miles away
Beached boats, pink water as drought depletes Utah's Great Salt Lake

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Snowden Helped Reduce Surveillance and Strengthen Resistance: Report
DEA's Army of 18,000 Informants Pocketed $237 Million Over Five Years
Lawyers Scramble to Sue Saudis Over 9/11 Before Congress Undoes Its Action

## Propaganda/censorship ##
New Poll Puts Mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota Ahead of Hillary and Trump (on rigged polls and statistics)
Media Hails Shimon Peres as Man of Peace — But Doesn't Bother to Ask Arabs
Russia-Baiting and Risks of Nuclear War
The propaganda war on Russia is spinning out of control with a biased investigation blaming Moscow for the MH-17 tragedy and angry exchanges over Syria, raising the risks of nuclear war.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

## Japan ##
Extreme Incompetence: Failure to Destroy Your Own Currency Even When You Try
Tepco admits success of Fukushima ice wall still unknown
Restaurants lower prices amid weak consumption

## China ##
Here's the Smoking Gun That China Has a Huge Housing Bubble
How China is using its Global Times attack dog to intimidate Singapore
Independence banners at HK varsities in defiance of China

## UK ##
Hinkley Point C developers face £7.2bn cleanup bill at end of nuclear plant's life
French and Chinese developers will be the first nuclear operators in the UK that will have to pay to decommission the site
When the time comes, the French and Chinese (not to mention the British) won't have the money. -- RF
Rude awakening as price of coffee and orange juice shoots up 20%
Poorest pensioners to lose hundreds of pounds a year in 'new bedroom tax'
MPs are applying for Irish passports after Brexit
More than 15,000 homes hit by winter floods, says LGA

## US ##
Rents Plunge in San Francisco, New York. "Mixed" Nationally
As Heavy-Truck Sales Go, So Goes the Economy
Less than half of Millennials say they're definitely voting in November
Consumer Spending Falls Flat, Economists Surprised Again
Real GDI Provides Strong Recession Warning
MUST SEE CHARTS: The U.S. Govt. Financial Disaster vs. Gold & Silver
Who got rich off the student debt crisis
Of top 10 causes of death in U.S., suicide is only one that's increasing each year

## The candidates ##
New Gallup Poll Shows 57% of Americans Want a Major 3rd Party
Hacked Audio Reveals Hillary Clinton Sees Herself Occupying "Center-Left to Center-Right"
Debate commission: Trump did have microphone problems
Trump's 'ugly' claim about stocks is backed by Morgan Stanley economist

And finally...
Border Patrol Agent Caught Watching Porn On The Job Blames The Internet Filter For Not Stopping Him

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