Sunday, December 04, 2016


News Links, December 5, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Vancouver Housing Market Freezes Up, Sales Crash, Prices Sag, For-Sale Signs Proliferate
Australian Airport security to be beefed up
The federal government is beefing up security at airports to counter the threat of attacks from insiders, such as cleaners and baggage handlers.
Can Airlines Restrict Free Speech?
Drunk And Violent Passenger Forces NYC-Bound Flight To Turn Back To Hawaii

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Syria army seizes new rebel district in Aleppo: monitor
Japan, Russia and the 71-year dispute over the Kuril islands
Does Turkey have to choose between Brussels and Shanghai?
The Coming War on China
The Remarkable Story of Fidel Castro
Since Fidel Castro's death, the mainstream U.S. news media has been on a flashback to the Cold War presenting one-sided denunciations of the "communist dictator," but there is another side to the story.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Russian Central Bank Loses $31 Million in Cyber Attack
But there's still the question of why it's OK for the US to meddle in the affairs of other countries, but it's not OK for other countries to meddle in US affairs. -- RF

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news ##
Putin warns artists against 'dangerous behaviour'
Vladimir Putin on Friday told artists not to confuse freedom of expression with "outrageously dangerous behaviour" and suggested the Charlie Hebdo massacre could have been avoided if the magazine had not insulted Islam.
Washington Post Reporter Won't Discuss His Controversial 'Blacklist' Story
Will Rand Paul Fight Fake News With a Filibuster?
Clinton's 'Russia Did It' Cop-out
In a last-ditch effort to salvage Hillary Clinton's campaign, establishment Democrats are slinging McCarthyistic mud, joining in smearing independent journalists and blaming everything on Russia.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Missouri struggles to pay for road, bridge repairs
Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household
The Iron Heel at Home: Force Matters
[W]ithout the surge in healthcare spending, GDP in 2015 would have essentially stalled. And without the secondary industries feeding off the healthcare boom, such as the construction boom of healthcare facilities, GDP would have looked even worse.

## Recount ruckus ##

## POTUS-elect ##

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