Thursday, November 03, 2016


News Links, November 4, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Merger-Mania October the Classic Paroxysm before it All Comes Unglued?
Desperate Indian graduates now don't mind being drivers, maids or mechanics
Another European Bank Becomes a Penny Stock
World's still swimming in $10.4 trillion of negative-yielding bonds
Mark Zuckerberg's Fortune Tumbles by $3 Billion as Facebook Growth Set to Slow: Chart
$50 Trillion Sideline Cash Conundrum?
Buy Gold No Matter Who Wins the Election, HSBC Says
Retirement Dreams Becoming Nightmares
Deutsche Bank set to be among hardest hit by new capital rules - sources

## Airline death spiral ##
Singapore Air Reiterates Weak Outlook After Profit Slumps 70%
Heathrow as cargo cult

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Russia Preparing For War With New Military Bases In Crimea? As NATO Holds Military Drills In Eastern Europe, Moscow Looks Ahead
Iranian Ayatollah: American Leaders 'Dishonest, Unreliable, Deceptive Backstabbers'
In a sign that Americans aren't the only ones fretting over the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei railed Wednesday against both candidates, which he said "display the reality of dwindling human values within the United States."
Clergy join Dakota Access pipeline protesters for ceremony
Hundreds of clergy of various faiths joined protests Thursday against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, singing hymns, marching and ceremonially burning a copy of a 600-year-old document.

## Energy/resources ##
Too cheap to meter! Is This The Beginning Of The End For U.S. Nuclear Power?
The nuclear power bust is just getting started, and so are the problems. --RF
Brazil wind power industry fears closures as demand plunges
Brazil's wind power industry, once one of the fastest growing in the world, faces a challenging outlook as projects are delayed due to sluggish electricity demand while new licensing rounds by the government are in doubt, two industry participants said on Thursday.
Total's Pouyanne says solar industry facing 'a new winter'
The global renewable solar industry is facing a new crisis due to over-capacity and low demand, Patrick Pouyanne, Chief Executive of French oil and gas giant Total said on Thursday.
It's Getting Tougher for Shale Drillers to Impress Investors
Once-innovative engineering tricks such as drilling two-mile long sideways wells and cracking the rocks with mountains of sand are becoming routine, depriving oil companies of methods to deliver shockingly big output numbers.
More Oil Spending Cuts Coming as UAE Warns About Supplies
International oil companies will probably cut investment spending about $370 billion this year and next, according to Wood MacKenzie Ltd., just as the United Arab Emirates warned about a "massive" number of projects being delayed because of the drop in crude prices.

## Environment/health ##
Elephant Poaching Costs Africa's Tourism Industry $25 Million A Year

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Quebec Inquiry Into Police Surveillance of Journalists

## Propaganda/censorship ##
Russophobia: War Party Propaganda
"I would like to have such propaganda machine in Russia, but, regrettably, there is no such thing," Putin said, touching on the bought and paid for nature of Western corporate media. "We don't have such global media as CNN, BBC and others."
I've observed that the US has the best propaganda system in the world, and here Putin too acknowledges it. -- RF

## Japan ##
Government lobbies wary firms to invest in Russia in bid to resolve territorial dispute
Besieged Malaysian leader vows to cooperate with Beijing in South China Sea, declares purchase of warships
China and Malaysia said their navies will cooperate more in the politically sensitive South China Sea in an agreement signed Tuesday during a visit by Malaysia's leader, who is seeking stronger ties with Beijing as he tries to offset a financial scandal at home.

## US ##
Politics As Usual Is Dead
In terms of finance and communications, politics as usual--political candidates and narratives mandated by the parties' Ruling Elites and the MSM--is dead.
America's 25 Murder Capitals
Hillary Is The Perfection of a Corrupt System
Exposing the Clintons' perfection of a corrupt political system won't change the conditions and incentives that created the Clintons' harvester of corruption.

## The candidates ##
Hillary Clinton: Wall Street's favorite enemy
The Lords of Capital Sic Crazy Hillary on the World
The Lords of Capital are creatures of U.S. imperial dominance; they go out of business when the empire does.

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