Sunday, November 06, 2016


News Links, November 7, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
S&P 500 Extends Selloff to Longest Since 1980 as Election Looms
Obama's Last Stand Against War on Syria
For five years, President Obama has resisted neocon/liberal-interventionist pressure to go to war against Syria, but – as his departure grows near – the hawks see more "regime change" wars coming into view.
Canadian diver may have found nuclear bomb off coast of Canada
NYT Admits Key Al Qaeda Role in Aleppo
In a backhand way, The New York Times admits that the U.S.-backed "moderate" rebels in east Aleppo are fighting alongside Al Qaeda jihadists, an almost casual admission of this long-obscured reality.

## Migrants/refugees ##
Car Crash in Greece Reveals Migrant Smuggling Operation
More than 2,200 people rescued from dinghies in Mediterranean
German ministry wants migrants returned to Africa: report
The German Interior Ministry wants to stop migrants ever reaching Europe's Mediterranean coast by picking them up at sea and returning them to Africa, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protests turn violent in Jakarta over governor's alleged blasphemy

## Energy/resources ##
Can Clean Energy Boost Global GDP?
The short answer is no, because the energy return from renewables is too low. In fact, the energy return of fossil fuels, which underpin renewables, is also now too low. That is the actual primary cause of the world's economic ills. Further, the term "sustainable growth" used here is an absurdity. Growth of anything proceeds only to a limited extent, so it is not sustainable. -- RF
No, they aren't. The future of food is desperate scavenging, growing your own, and stealing from others. -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Alarm grows as smart home technology and hacking risks proliferate
Secrets of the US Election: Assange Talks to Pilger
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denies the Russian government was the source of leaked emails about Hillary Clinton and says her "neo-McCarthy" Russia-bashing is just part of a cover-up.
US Hypocrisy Over Russian 'War Crimes'
Amid the sludge of propaganda, it's hard to know what's really happening in Syria, but the West's outrage over Russian-inflicted civilian casualties is clearly hypocritical given the U.S.-Israeli slaughters elsewhere in the region.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Election Chaos Fears Have Preppers Stockpiling Survival Food
Either way, chaos is coming. -- RF
Don't laugh. We're next. -- RF
America's Ruling Elite Has Failed and Deserves to Be Fired
The sole output of America's Establishment/Ruling Elite is self-serving hubris.
Hong Kong landlord launches 'space capsule' pods for people struggling to pay soaring rents
Entrepreneur 'overwhelmed' with response to the Japanese-style bed spaces, which rent for up to HK$4,500 a month, and plans to open 1,000 more in a year

## US ##
Come on Moody's, Spare us these Falsehoods: That $1.3 Trillion "Overseas Cash" is Already in the US
The falsehood that a vast amount of US corporate cash, including much of Apple's $250 billion, is "locked away overseas" is one of them. We've known since May 2013 from the Senate subcommittee investigation and hearings into Apple's tax-dodge practices that a big part of corporate "overseas cash" is actually invested in the US.

## The candidates ##

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