Friday, October 28, 2016


News Links, October 29, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Profitability still a lost cause for most dry bulk ship owners
World trade growth has ground to a halt as the commodity price slump hits economic growth in emerging markets and with it their demand for imported industrial equipment, supplies and consumer goods.
Zhejiang Ocean Shipping declared bankrupt
The Disaster of Inflation--For the Bottom 95%
Central banks are obsessed with boosting inflation, but the "why inflation is good" arguments make no sense for households being ravaged by inflation.
EVs will Crush Jobs in Auto Manufacturing, VW Warns

## Airline death spiral ##
Mid-air scares on the rise, study shows
From drunken brawls to bird strikes in the sky, mid-air scares are happening more often.  NBC Charlotte obtained a list of aircraft incidents from the Federal Aviation Administration. When combing through documents, our investigation uncovered shocking statistics anyone flying should know about.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Yemen's Houthis launch missile toward Saudi holy city
U.N. votes to start negotiating global nuclear weapons ban
The proposal was opposed by all nine countries that have nuclear weapons, including the United States.
Good luck with that. -- RF
What a joke! We are supposed to believe that Russia got the boot because of human rights abuses, but on the council are the US, the world's biggest hacker and government-toppler, and, in the words of MLK, "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today"; the medieval Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whose inclusion, as explained by the article, "was a foregone conclusion since it was running unopposed for its regional seat"; and the Orwellian police state of China. -- RF
Tribe vows to continue N. Dakota pipeline fight despite arrests
EU lifts cap on Gazprom's use of Nord Stream pipeline link
The European Union has lifted a cap on Gazprom's use of the Opal pipeline in Germany which takes gas from its Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline to end-users in Germany and the Czech Republic, opening the way for Russia to expand Nord Stream's capacity and bypass Ukraine as a gas transit route.
The top threat to wildlife is habitat loss and degradation, driven primarily by increasing demand for food and energy. According to the report, global food production is the leading cause for destruction of habitats and overexploitation of wildlife. Agriculture currently occupies approximately one-third of Earth's total land area and accounts for 70 percent of all freshwater use.
Too many humans. -- RF

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Selling 'Regime Change' Wars to the Masses
Propaganda is now such a pervasive part of Western governance that any foreign leader who resists the prevailing power structure can be turned into a demon and made a target of a "regime change" war.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Bureaucratic Insanity is Progressing
Here's a good indicator of how the social order of late industrial society is unraveling, and the desperate reaction to it. -- RF

## Japan ##

Chinese State-Owned Shipping Company Declared Bankrupt
Zhejiang Ocean Shipping liquidated after struggling to repay debts of 8.45 billion yuan
Number of insolvencies jumps by a fifth in England and Wales

## US ##
More Evidence Emerges Proving What a Shameless, Crony Fraud Evan Bayh Is

## The candidates ##
My reading of the statement is that it implies something, specifically that demonstrators should be allowed to demonstrate as long as they stay out of the way of the pipeline construction workers. But read it and make up your own mind. -- RF

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