Saturday, October 15, 2016


News Links, October 15, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
There's No Plateau in a Housing Bubble, Not Even in Canada

## Airline death spiral ##
The Cheap Airfare Party Is About to End
Rising fuel and labor costs, plus fewer seats, equals ticket prices headed skyward.
The Warnings of a New World War
The U.S.-Russia confrontation over Ukraine and now Syria is far more dangerous than is understood by mainstream U.S. analysts as Russia lays down clear warnings that are mostly being ignored.
## Migrants/refugees ##
Calais migrant camp will be razed soon: French minister

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
'End of Growth' Sparks Wide Discontent
The global elites' false promise that neoliberal economics would cure all ills through the elixir of endless growth helps explain the angry nationalist movements ripping apart the West's politics.
It's going to get really ugly. -- RF
U.S. Rig Count Rises To 8 Month High As Permian, Eagle Ford See Decline
The oil rig count now stands at an eight-month high at 432 sites – but still 163 rigs lower than the 595 figure that we saw one year ago.
WaterSeer may be the answer to creating water self-sufficiency
Sounds great... but there are some obvious questions. First, the device is dependent on the wind to spin its turbine, so how much water can be produced when the wind doesn't blow? And second, if warm air is continuously drawn into the collection chamber, that is obviously going to gradually raise the temperature of the soil surrounding the chamber, so doesn't that lower efficiency and decrease the amount of water that can be condensed? I'm not saying that the WaterSeer is no good, just that we need to realistically assess technologies. -- RF
This does not get rid of the waste or render it harmless. -- RF

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Aide Planted Anti-Bank Comments in One Paid Clinton Speech to Throw Reporters Off the Scent
A top aide calculatingly inserted a passage critical of the financial industry into one of Hillary Clinton's many highly-paid speeches to big banks, "precisely for the purpose of having something we could show people if ever asked what she was saying behind closed doors for two years to all those fat cats," he wrote in an email  posted by Wikileaks.
Hype Surrounds Iran's Deployment of Aged Ships 'Near' Yemen
The US has often been eager to make much of Iranian naval vessels getting "dangerously" close to US warships, but today's hype surrounding an Iranian deployment into the Gulf of Aden really stretches that beyond credibility, with officials desperately trying to connect this to US ships also being off the coast of Yemen.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
No injuries after bomb threat closes Legoland theme park
Net energy decline guarantees that the situation will be quite different from what the Pentagon envisions. I stand by my prediction that big cities will be largely depopulated, certainly no later than 2030. -- RF

## Japan ##
Theft of agricultural produce from orchards and fields is common. -- RF
Japan's wholesale prices down for 18th straight month
Face-matching of foreign visitors at Japan's entry points about to begin
The Justice Ministry said that on Monday it will start matching faces of foreign visitors against images of international terrorists.
They said that more than 70 percent of this cable, stretching 1,008 kilometers, was at least 35 years old... Cable aged 50 years or older accounted for a distance of 40 kilometers.

## US ##
Ending a Taking Economy and Creating a Giving Economy (Part 1)

## The candidates ##
Wall Street Journal Finally Breaks: "The Press Is Burying Hillary Clinton's Sins"
Even the Wall Street Journal is now fed up with the biased media coverage of the 2016 Presidential election as revealed by a scathing article written by Kimberly Strassel, a member of their editorial board.  As Strassel points out, it's almost impossible to turn on the TV without hearing about Trump's "lewd" comments while coverage of Hillary "uniformly ignores the flurry of bombshells" inherent in the various WikiLeaks, FOIA releases and FBI interviews.
Donald Trump's False Martyrdom
Donald Trump is presenting himself as a martyr absorbing the "slings and arrows" of false charges that he groped and abused women, even though he boasted about doing exactly that.

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