Friday, December 23, 2016


News Links, December 24, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
The Italian Banking Crisis: No Free Lunch – Or Is There?

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The U.S. Interfered in Foreign Presidential Elections 81 Times from 1946-2000

Bonanza Creek, Other U.S. Energy Firms Announce Chapter 11 Plans
Bonanza Creek Energy Inc and two other energy firms announced on Friday plans to file for bankruptcy in coming weeks, joining a long list of U.S. energy companies that have succumbed to a drop in oil prices.

## Got food? ##
Canned whipped-cream shortage reveals food system's narrow nozzle
The story behind the whipped cream shortage... reveals one of the industrial food system's core weaknesses: The increasing concentration of power among a few companies, in a few areas, and at a handful of plants.
Are you completely at the mercy of the corporate food system for your food? -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Top US Surveillance Lawyer Argues That New Technology Makes The 4th Amendment Outdated

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Crisis of Meaning = Crisis of Work

Most of China's one-child couples spur chance to have another baby
Survey suggests relaxation of birth control policies is doing little to ease the problem of the nation's rapidly ageing population.

## UK ##
Workers on zero-hour contracts earn £1,000 a year less doing the same jobs as those on contracts
There are 900,000 people on zero-hour contracts and the number is rising
Soaring numbers of pensioners will spend Christmas in A&E
More than 5,000 pensioners over the age of 80 will spend Christmas Day in accident and emergency departments amid a spiralling crisis in social care, new figures suggest.
Nuclear technology: the gift that keeps on giving. -- RF

## POTUS-elect ##

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