Friday, October 07, 2016


News Links, October 8, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
UBS: Liar Loans Surge in Australia's Red-Hot Housing Bubble

Friends thrown off plane for being 'bearded Asians'
Four friends were thrown off a holiday flight to Turkey after being accused of repeatedly playing an audio track featuring the word "bomb" on a mobile phone.
Key Neocon Calls on US to Oust Putin
A prominent neocon paymaster, whose outfit dispenses $100 million in U.S. taxpayers' money each year, has called on America to "summon the will" to remove Russian President Putin from office.
Would it be OK for Russia to oust the US president? -- RF
India-Pakistan Conflict: 22 Indian Airports Put On High Alert Amid Rising Tensions
The Dangers from 'Humanitarian' Wars
The West is rushing toward another major war in the Middle East, in Syria, behind the "responsibility to protect" banner, which may justify endless U.S. military interventions.

And the amount is huge. -- RF
Oil Clout Ebbs in Alaska as Billions in Tax Credits Are Cut
Facing a $3.5 billion budget gap, state lawmakers narrowly voted in June to trim tax subsidies that have saved oil and gas explorers almost $1 billion a year since 2007.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
U.S. Publicly Blames Russian Government for Hacking
Accusation comes from the biggest hacker on the planet, and the government with a long history of intervening in other countries by toppling their governments and setting up America-friendly regimes. -- RF

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Volkswagen, Audi recall 334,000 vehicles in North America due to fuel leaks

## The candidates ##
Chinese papers mock U.S. election, say scandals bury real issues
Two of China's main state-run newspapers heaped scorn on the U.S. presidential elections on Saturday, saying the endless stream of scandals surrounding both main candidates showed the United States had no right to lecture others on democracy.

And finally...
You'd think brilliant "tech billionaires" could see that it wouldn't work. If we are in a simulation, then we ourselves would be mere digital constructs, and therefore could not escape, because we couldn't exist outside the simulation. Anything we did, including a breakout, would just be part of the simulation. -- RF

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