Sunday, December 11, 2016


News Links, December 12, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
South Korea to monitor economy under 24-hour emergency response system

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
US Military Admits: We Deliberately Bombed a Hospital in Iraq

## Migrants/refugees ##
Mapping The Top States For Resettling Refugees In 2016 (US)

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume

## Got food? ##
## Environment/health ##
CIA Claims Russia Intervened to Get Trump Elected
The CIA offered no real evidence themselves, simply making some references to unnamed people involved in leaking data to WikiLeaks being somewhat close to the Russian government. WikiLeaks denied Russia was the source of the leaks long ago.
Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA's Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence
The Washington Post late Friday night published an explosive story that, in many ways, is classic American journalism of the worst sort: The key claims are based exclusively on the unverified assertions of anonymous officials, who in turn are disseminating their own claims about what the CIA purportedly believes, all based on evidence that remains completely secret.
Unpacking the New CIA Leak: Don't Ignore the Aluminum Tube Footnote
Rep. Marsha Blackburn Says Internet Service Providers Have 'An Obligation' To Censor 'Fake News'
Joe Scarborough: 'Hillary Clinton Cost Hillary Clinton the Election,' Not Fake News
Big Media's Contra-Cocaine Cover-up
Twelve years ago, a campaign of character assassination by the major U.S. newspapers drove an honest journalist to suicide. Now those papers claim to be paragons of truth-telling.
The fundamental dynamic here is the transition from a captive audience in thrall to a handful of media corporations to a radically democratized media.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
General Motors to recall nearly 50,000 police SUVs

Xi Calls on China's Universities to Be Communist "Strongholds"

## UK ##
Council tax set to rise by over £60 a year, new report shows
Millions of families could see their council tax bill rise by over £60 as it emerged that nine in ten local authorities are planning to hike charges by almost 4 per cent next year.
Spikes, railings and water are weapons of 'dehumanising' campaign against homeless
Charity says that rough sleepers are victims of 'defensive architecture' built to stop them resting outdoors
Emergency services were called to deal with the incident - the third time in a week that flooding has occurred in London because of a burst water main.

Total household debt rose by $63 billion last quarter pushing total household debt to $12.35 trillion. More than half of the debt increase came through auto loans.

## Recount ruckus ##

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