Sunday, October 23, 2016


News Links, October 24, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
One in four Australian workers feel financially stressed
'Final Death Blow' to CETA as Delegates Hold Firm Against Pro-Corporate Deal

Jungle migrants urged to 'give up British dream'
Countries like Britain and Germany understandably look like El Dorado to many migrants. Little do they know that these countries, like all others, are coming apart at the seams. -- RF

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Venezuelan women march to protest canceled referendum

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Snowden defends WikiLeaks: 'Censorship is never the answer'
Dozens of internal documents and emails from Endace, obtained by The Intercept and reported in cooperation with Television New Zealand, reveal the firm's key role helping governments across the world harvest vast amounts of information on people's private emails, online chats, social media conversations, and internet browsing histories.
Why is Facebook targeting Palestinian accounts again?

## Propaganda/censorship ##
The 'White Helmets' Controversy
The saturation of propaganda from massive investments by Western interests in NGOs like the "White Helmets" has skewed the public's understanding of foreign crises, such as Iraq in 2003 and Syria today.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
In 2030 the world's motor vehicle fleet (including fossil fuel-powered and electric vehicles) will be considerably reduced. In fact, it's highly likely that there will be very few motor vehicles. Those vehicles will be traveling over roads which are poorly maintained, if they are maintained at all. Even now, there are roads in my area which are in such poor condition that you wonder if your vehicle will be shaken apart, and in some places vehicles brush against weeds that stick out into the road because municipalities no longer have the money to mow them. The belief that in 2030 the world's vehicle fleet will be much larger is pure fantasy that ignores energy reality. -- RF

The Suburban Ghetto: Today one in three poor Americans, about 16.4 million people live in the suburbs.
The U.S. ranks 23 on a list of 183 countries based on 18 indicators that measure progress for youth ages 15 to 29. All of the top nine countries are in Europe, with Japan rounding out the top 10.

## The candidates ##
Washington's New Lock-Step March of Folly
Confident in a Hillary Clinton victory, Washington's foreign policy elite is readying plans for more warfare in Syria and more confrontations with nuclear-armed Russia, an across-the-spectrum "group think" that risks life on the planet.

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