Thursday, November 24, 2016


News Links, November 25, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Why Reshore Manufacturing? It's the Only Way to Avoid Defective Pirated Parts
There's going to be a lot of reshoring, worldwide, and production is going to be intensively localized, but not in the way that most people think. -- RF
Norway's oil and gas investments on the decline
Government of Norway, one of Europe's main energy suppliers, running a budget deficit.
With Action Slow to Come, Global Wealth Inequality Remains 'Shockingly High'
Global wealth inequality continues to rise, according to a new study from Credit Suisse, with the richest 10 percent now owning a full 89 percent of all global assets.
Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Modi's 50-day war on black money

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Russia Is Finally Making Headway In Its Pivot East
Israel Cheers Nikki Haley Appointment as US Ambassador to UN
South Carolina Governor Seen as Anti-Iran, Pro-Israel

## Migrants/refugees ##
Italy migrant arrivals hit record as eight die in Med

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
For 2nd Day, Haiti Police Scatter Rock-Throwing Protesters

More than half a million Europeans die prematurely each year - Report
Chronic disease, obesity, smoking, drugs and alcohol are cutting short the productive life of millions of Europeans, according to a review of 36 countries published by the European Commission and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Has Zika circulated quietly in Asia for decades?

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
The high cost of security in today's world is yet another drag on the system. -- RF

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news ##
Obama's Musings on False Narratives and Fake Stories
People no longer believe the fake "news" and bogus narratives issued by the ruling class and its corporate and military misinformation specialists.
Merkel Declares War On "Fake News" As Europe Brands Russia's RT, Sputnik "Dangerous Propaganda"
Our propaganda is better than your propaganda. -- RF
Trust none of what you hear, some of what you read, half of what you see
Reddit's CEO edited comments that criticized him
Demonizing Russian Media
The West is escalating its demonization of Russian media as weapons of "information warfare" that need neutralizing, but that accusation just another part of the West's own propaganda war.
The West's Media Delusions
The U.S. mainstream news media often holds itself out as the world's gold standard, home for careful reporting and diverse opinions compared to Russia's monolithic propaganda, but the reality is quite different.
Who's the Biggest Peddler of Fake News? (long and detailed)

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
60 Percent Of Russian Gas Pipelines Outdated, Expert Says
Oil and gas infrastructure around the world is deteriorating, and Russia is no exception. -- RF

Tokyo Games spiraling costs
The cost of hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics could increase to 2 and a half times the original estimate Tokyo presented as a candidate city.
Children's Cafeterias: Filling the Void for Kids Who Can't Eat at Home
A growing number of "children's cafeterias" across Japan are offering meals at little or no cost to children, mainly from  single-parent households, who are not sufficiently fed at home.
What Jill Stein should be doing is trying to end the one-party system so that people like her have a fair chance in elections. This is nothing but a distraction which helps perpetuate the system that gives Americans a choice between two pro-war candidates, and shuts out others, every election cycle. -- RF

## POTUS-elect ##

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