Friday, November 04, 2016


News Links, November 5, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Egypt devalues, floats its currency, meeting key IMF demand

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Pirates Threaten Oil And Gas Shipping In The Red Sea
It's like a no-win game of whack-a-mole: Suppress the pirates in one place, and they turn up in another. -- RF
America's Rocky Road to Raqqa
Though the U.S. has no legal right to operate inside Syria, Official Washington is boasting about its plans to liberate Raqqa from ISIS. But another problem: the battle plan makes no sense.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protesters drop hundreds of fake limbs at Russian embassy in London

## Got food? ##
Emptying seas, mounting tensions in fish-hungry Asia
Asia's seafood addiction is depleting the oceans and stirring diplomatic tensions. The region consumes 70% of the world's fish, a share poised to rise as the middle class expands. Fishing operators are searching for bigger hauls, while governments are increasingly protective of marine resources. The seas are churning with competition and disputes.
Too many humans chasing too few resources. -- RF

New Killer Fungus Found in U.S. Patients
A newly identified fungus that can kill very sick patients has been found in U.S. hospitals and has probably been here for a few years, federal health officials reported Friday.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Court Says Canada Spy Agency Illegally Kept Data
This article tells us more about the personal information industry than it does about Trump. -- RF
Still over three years to go, but already the situation is getting desperate. -- RF

You can make a ton of money with a basic formula: Fund a newly created outfit that buys the rights to a prescription drug with little or no competition and with stagnant or declining sales, jack up the price of the drug, then flip the company at an enormous profit.

## The candidates ##
The Resentments Trump Represents
While the mainstream U.S. media has focused on personal scandals, the presidential race has revealed a deep and sometimes ugly resentment among many Americans who blame the haughty elites for declining living standards.

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