Thursday, December 15, 2016


News Links, December 16, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Poorest countries falling further behind: UN
Big Banks $70 Billion Short in Fed Push to Prevent Bailouts
Wall Street banks are about $70 billion short in building up funds the Federal Reserve says they'll need to tap following a collapse, down by almost half from the central bank's earlier estimates.

## Airline death spiral ##
Bomb Scare Diverts Plane To JFK

The global struggle to grab more territory, resources, and energy is shifting into high gear. Keep in mind that we have to consume more and more to "stimulate" the economy. Get the connection? -- RF
Hundreds leave besieged east Aleppo on first day of evacuation
Red Cross says thousands more are due to make journey in coming days under deal brokered by Turkey and Russia

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Brazil's Police Crack Down on Anti-Austerity Protests

## Energy/resources ##

And that's just one reason why nuclear power proponents need to get their heads checked. -- RF

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news ##
Making Russia 'The Enemy'
The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex's transitioning from the "war on terror" to a more lucrative "new cold war" – and blunting the threat that a President Trump poses to the neoconservative/liberal-interventionist foreign-policy establishment.

Sovereignty issue looms as Japan, Russia weigh joint development
Moscow insists on island projects under its rule
Well, now. Things are really getting desperate if gambling is needed to stimulate spending and bring in tax revenues. This won't save the economy, but it will likely hook a lot of people on gambling, and create a magnet for organized crime. And the development of casinos and resorts could trash a lot more precious farmland and forestland. -- RF
Japan's diners scaling back 24-hour operations
Restaurants in Japan are increasingly jettisoning 24-hour operations in light of slower foot traffic late at night and difficulty finding staff to work such hours.
The Rise of White Racial Nationalism
While there were many reasons for Donald Trump's surprise victory, a particularly ugly one was his success in touching the raw nerve of white racial animosities.
Why the Democrats Can't Let Go of Losing
The Democratic Party has become everything it once was against.

## Recount ruckus ##

## POTUS-elect ##

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