Thursday, October 27, 2016


News Links, October 28, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Bond Sale Gives Austria a 70-Year Hangover From Banking Collapse
Caterpillar Digs Deeper Into the Abyss
The construction and mining equipment maker cut full-year guidance for a second time and warns 2017 might not be much better, bringing down investors' hopes for a global recovery.
Saudi bond sale 'will plug third of 2017 deficit' – analysts
Of course the whole operation falls apart when the grid goes down. -- RF

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
FM: Turkey May Invade Iraq If Threatened
Insists Country Has 'Natural Right' to Invade Iraq
Duterte Wants US Troops Out of the Philippines
Addressing growing tensions with the United States, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared today that he's very much like to expel all the US troops from his country, saying he hates the idea of foreign military forces operating inside the Philippines.
Seoul Plans to Restart Talks on Military Pact With Tokyo
North Korea Unlikely To Give Up Nuclear Weapons; DNI Calls Denuclearization Of Korean Peninsula 'Lost Cause'
Is Nazism On The Rise In Germany? Far-Right Reichburger Movement Rejects Government, Attacking Police
Indeed, the Dark Ages are on their way back. But you and your community can be a bright light fending off the darkness if you prepare now. -- RF

## Migrants/refugees ##
French Authorities Declare the Calais Migrant Camp Empty
Climate change is threatening to force millions of people to become refugees and spark major wars that could "completely destabilise" the world, a leading general has warned.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Mass Protest in Venezuela Demanding End of 'Dictatorship'
Nuclear power will come to an end in the U.S. if the industry doesn't get more government support, according to Carlyle Group LP, one of the world's largest investment firms.
The Fort Calhoun plant cranked out electricity for 43 years, and it was licensed for another 17. Decommissioning will cost up to $1.5 billion, and take up to 60 years to complete.
Decommissioning will never be finished. -- RF
A dose of energy realism and a good read. -- RF
Brazil land grab threatens isolated tribes: activists
The worst land grab in decades in the Brazilian Amazon is threatening the survival of isolated tribes that have no contact with the outside world, a rights group said Wednesday.
Northern Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching damage worse, surveys suggest
World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'
Too many humans chasing too few resources. -- RF
'Major Win for Environment': Bill to Ban Fracking in Ireland Moves Forward

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Press Freedom? Dakota Access Pipeline Documentarian Faces 45 Years In Prison For Filming Activists

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Our Landfill Economy
This "maximizing growth and profits is the highest good" mode of production is insane.
Mass Consumption Is Causing Mass Extinction. Can We Stop Ourselves?
Japan's total population falls for first time: 2015 Census
Philippine's Duterte tells Japan his China visit was just economics, blasts U.S.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to China last week was about economics not security, and he had more harsh words for long-time ally Washington, saying he might end defense treaties.

## China ##
China tightens capital controls amid yuan's continuing slide
Chinese Bank Liabilities Rise Above 200 Trillion Yuan For The First Time
China launches multi-agency push to tackle corporate debt
Economic planner to bring together more than a dozen top government agencies to mount united policy front but there is no easy fix in sight

"Customers just can't get enough of it, and the tackier the better."

## The candidates ##
I'm not a millennial, but yes, I'll take the meteor strike over these pathetic candidates for president. -- RF
Anti-Trump Violence Sweeps the Nation
Media pays little attention to escalating attacks, thousands of threats against Trump supporters
Project Veritas 4: Robert Creamer's Illegal $20,000 Foreign Wire Transfer Caught On Tape
Project Veritas has just released Part IV of it's multi-part series exposing numerous scandals surrounding the DNC and the Clinton campaign, including efforts to incite violence at Trump rallies and, at least what seems to be, illegal coordination between the DNC, Hillary For America and various Super PACs.

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