Sunday, November 27, 2016


News Links, November 28, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Canadian households to add 3% more consumer debt on Black Friday
Reflections on the 'Dispossessed'
The story of modern human history has been the dispossession of working people and the concentration of wealth in fewer hands, now transformed into a system of cradle-to-grave debt.
Cash Chaos in India, 86% of Money in Circulation Withdrawn; Cash Still King in Japan

## Airline death spiral ##
'Hillary B--tches on Here?' Man Shouts for President-Elect Trump on Allentown-Bound Flight
Chicago-Hong Kong United jet diverts to Narita to hand over man who tried to enter cockpit

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Israelis, Palestinians Spar Over Bill to Retroactively Legalize Settlements
Israel arrests 22 in suspicious fires, classifies them 'terrorism'
The West's Shift Toward Repression
The West's "liberal democracies" are undergoing a shift toward repression with new initiatives to spy on citizens and punish whistleblowers who expose government abuses.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Army Corps of Engineers Orders Dakota Pipeline Protesters to Abandon Camp

## Environment/health ##
Pesticide studies must be made public, EU court rules
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that trade secrets are not an excuse for refusing to divulge information on biocides released into the air, water, soil and plants.
After 5-year study, scientists say unchecked Arctic melting may bring irreversible change

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
U.S. Shoppers killed, injured in 'Black Friday' violence

Fukushima decommissioning costs to soar
The combined costs of paying compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the decommissioning of the plant's reactors may be double the initial estimate, rising to more than 20 trillion yen ($176 billion), according to estimates by the country's industry ministry.
It still won't be enough. -- RF

## UK ##
Four charts that show how Britons are living beyond their means
British households will live beyond their means well into the next decade as low interest rates encourage households to raid savings and take on more debt, official forecasts show.
Sweeping UK spy bill dubbed 'snoopers' charter' becomes law
Theresa May is under intense pressure from senior doctors and a powerful cross-party alliance of politicians to avert a collapse in care for the elderly, as shocking new figures show the system close to meltdown.
A 'shocking' surge in people being treated for malnutrition blamed on rising poverty
The number of hospital bed days taken up by undernourished patients has almost trebled in a decade, official figures show

## US ##
Even Obama Slams Stein's Recounts: The Results "Accurately Reflect The Will Of The American People"
Jill Stein's credibility seems to be sinking fast as both the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign have released statements this morning indicating they've failed to uncover a single shred of election hacking evidence.
It's a waste of money, and Stein's own political capital. Has Stein bought into the "lesser-evil" scam? Again, this just distracts from the real task at hand: Reforming the de facto one-party system. -- RF
## POTUS-elect ##
Sessions's Old-Time Contempt for Civil Rights
President-elect Trump's choice of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General would put a longstanding opponent of civil rights for African-Americans in charge of the Justice Department.

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