Friday, November 25, 2016


News Links, November 26, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Shipbuilding in Japan, Korea, China Collapses in Death Spiral of Orders
TPP Dead, TTIP Dying, But The EU And Canada Seem Determined To Ram Through CETA Deal Without Proper Scrutiny
Why Is the US Dollar Rising?
Calgary landlords facing 'grim' times as almost 40% of rental properties sit empty
How Much Government Debt Rests Upon Your Shoulders?
Singapore to Give Loans to Help Struggling Oil-Linked Companies
Emerging economies struggle to stem currency slide
The Economy Needs Higher Oil Prices – Goldman Sachs
For India's millennials, home is where mom and dad are
Gold Price Intervention Circuit Diagram and Determinants Intervention Policy

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Cash Crackdown Escalates: India May Impose 60% Tax On "Unaccounted" Deposits, Curbs On Gold Holdings
Demonetisation: Zimbabwe, Myanmar, and USSR have been there, done that, and screwed themselves over
Two weeks later: Here's how demonetisation has hit households, businesses, and the government
Gold Price Skyrockets in India after Currency Ban
Insurer to cover virtual currencies

## Airline death spiral ##
Glitches are 'frequent', but new air traffic system requires time to stabilise, says Hong Kong aviation regulator
The admission by the Civil Aviation Department comes amid an onslaught of accusations about planes disappearing on radar and other malfunction
Melbourne Airport Fuel Shortage Disrupts Airlines in Australia
Indian pilots say government's proposed rules may force them to fly sick and endanger air safety
Maryland man arrested at California airport for making bomb threats on plane
100,000 passengers hit on third day of Lufthansa strike
Hundreds more flights canceled on day 3 of Lufthansa strike
Bleak outlook for Ukraine's regional airports
Japan Airlines to return to bond market after bankruptcy

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Trump's Possible Path Out of Ukraine Crisis
The U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine in 2014 sparked a New Cold War with Russia, but a President Trump could roll back tensions with a creative strategy for resolving the Ukraine standoff.
China to further boost military ties with strategic ally Djibouti in the Horn of Africa
Russia Protests Planned Ukraine Missile Training Over Crimea
West Aims to Revise Nuclear Deal With Iran Ahead of Trump Inauguration
Philippines' Duterte Seeks Peace with Leftist Revolutionaries

## Migrants/refugees ##
Greece: 2 Dead as Fire Rages Through Refugee Camp
Central Americans surge north, hoping to reach U.S. before Trump inauguration
Erdogan threatens to open borders to migrants after EU vote
Perfect Timing for Austria Election: Erdogan Again Threatens to Unleash 3M Refugees
Bulgarian police fire rubber bullets to quell migrant camp riot
Refugee Applications in Japan Jan.-Sept. Exceed 7,900

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Strikes in Greece against new cuts

## Energy/resources ##
OPEC Cuts To Hurt Crude Carrier Industry, Lower Shipping Rates
South Africa's proposed nuclear power plant unsafe - study

## Environment/health ##
Profits over People: How Big Pharma's Money Affects Our Health and Wallets
Scientists find bacteria in Beijing smog that lead to antibiotic resistance
Scientists have identified bacterial genes that lead to antibiotic resistance, including several that can be resistant to most powerful antibiotics, in air samples from Beijing, which is frequently cloaked in heavy smog.
On Virginia's vulnerable coast, fear of flooding on the rise
Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel
Siberian Snow Theory Points to an Early and Cold Winter in U.S.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
North Korea Radio Broadcasts Cryptic Numbers, Likely To Be Coded Messages For Spies In South Korea, Report Says
No Credit History? No Problem. Lenders Are Looking at Your Phone Data

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news ##
Liberty Blitzkrieg Included on Washington Post Highlighted Hit List of "Russian Propaganda" Websites
Washington Post Names Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton "Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools"
Examples of Mainstream Media Fake News
Meet The Real "Fake News"
Who is Behind "Fake News"? Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images
Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say (Washington Post)
More Lies From The Experts

## Japan ##
Japan Moves Closer to Deployment of U.S. Missile Defense Shield
The Bank of Japan Can't Keep Stores From Cutting Prices
THAAD In Japan? US Anti-Missile System Considered By Tokyo To Strengthen Defense Capabilities
For military-weary Okinawa, Donald Trump offers a glimmer of hope
These Are The Top Stock Holdings Of The World's Biggest Pension Fund
Japan suffers longest consumer price fall since 2011
Ruling bloc rams 'pension-cutting bill' through committee, making Diet passage likely
6 Chinese military planes fly near Okinawa
TEPCO to send robot into Fukushima reactor in Jan.

## China ##
Beijing's Push to Curb Population Growth Hits Snag
China Uses US Concern Over Fake News To Push For More Control Of The Internet
U.S. Naval Patrols Threaten Sovereignty, Chinese Think Tank Warns
China Tries to Rein In 'Barbarian Growth' of Shadow Banking
Trump will pursue 'regional hegemony' in South China Sea: Chinese academics
What's making Hong Kong school students talk about independence from China?
Murder-suicide highlights limits of China's war on poverty

## UK ##
London Home Values Surpass 14 Times Earnings for First Time
Former PM Tony Blair says Brexit can be stopped if voters decide
Deadly bacteria on chickens now resistant to antibiotics in half of cases
'Blackout Friday' in central London as power cut hits West End
Royal Navy's £1bn warship needs tow home after just two days at sea

## US ##
Still Not Thanking Native Americans
Returned to its historical roots, Thanksgiving would be a day to express thanks to Native Americans whose generosity saved the Pilgrims, but that never seems to be a lesson learned.
Wells Fargo says that its customers gave up right to sue by having their signatures forged
Automobile Sales Falling, Inventories Up 7.8%, Interest Rates Rising: What can possibly go wrong?
Retail sales numbers are fake but the harm is real
Newly-Released Documents Confirm Bureau of Prisons Visit to CIA Torture Site in Afghanistan
Caught On Tape: Multiple Fights Break Out Among "Black Friday Zombies"

## POTUS-elect ##
Hungary's Leader Had Phone Conversation With Donald Trump
Donald Trump Makes the New York Times Great Again!
Greens Question Trump's Victory
Donald Trump, Voting Machine Truther, Should Demand Recounts to Prove He Won
Yes, go ahead and do it. But remember that no matter what the outcome, it will distract from the real job of reforming the US political and electoral system. Certainly voting fraud is a big problem, but it's nothing compared to the rigged one-party system itself. -- RF

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