Sunday, January 22, 2017


News Links, January 23, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Spain's Banks Openly Flout the Law Like Never Before
Chief of Taiwan's Foxconn says rise of protectionism unavoidable
Wealth worth one year's GDP has been lost since 2009 (Greece)
These are the Countries with the Biggest Debt Slaves, and Americans Are Only in 10th place
Must read. A real eye-opener... and scary! Remember, economic growth requires continuous debt expansion. That's why governments are desperate to get their citizens deeper and deeper in the hole. -- RF
Trump says to start renegotiations on Nafta with Canada, Mexico

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Visualizing The Global War On Cash (infographic)

## Airline death spiral ##
Cathay Pacific -- a fallen star of the air?

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Mexico's Pena Nieto, Trump Speak by Phone, to Meet Jan. 31
With New Constitution, Erdogan Eyes For One-Man Rule
Prospect of war in space is getting real; congressman wants someone in charge
Yes, very likely war in space, too. Thanks to the global resource grab, the consumer society, severe world overpopulation, economies and pension systems designed like Ponzi schemes, a roster of psychopathic world leaders, "defense" industries pumping their sales, and unbridled human greed, war will be everywhere. -- RF
British tanks sent through Channel Tunnel to prepare for war
Intensive Negotiations Ahead of Russia-Led Syria Talks
Erdogan Seeks Powers to Stay in Office Until 2029: Expect Perpetual State of Emergency
Taliban hint at opening with Trump as they seek departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
10,000 Protest Romania Government Plans to Pardon Prisoners

## Energy/resources ##
G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies
Shell Exits Third Saudi Project After Ending Sabic Venture
Solar panels are cheaper than ever. But some manufacturers are losing money.

## Got food? ##
Doomsday: Will peak phosphate get us before global warming?

## Environment/health ##
Study links herbicide Roundup to liver disease

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news ##
Beijing internet censors close websites of liberal economic think tank
Trump Aide Says Press Secretary Used 'Alternative Facts'
Although the term might be new, previous administrations have also offered "alternative facts." -- RF

## Japan ##
Japan to discuss flights to 4 Russian-held islands
Verging on negative net worth, Toshiba preps stake sales to raise cash
Detention of Okinawa activist sparks cries of political oppression

## China ##
Chinese president takes on new role to spearhead civilian-military tech transfer
Document of Torture: One Chinese Lawyer's Story From Jail

## UK ##
Downing Street 'covered up serious Trident missile malfunction' weeks before crucial Commons vote
Missile failure off Florida? British leader won't say
60mph speed limit for M1 under consideration to combat air pollution

## US ##
The 4 Horsemen of the US Debt Apocalypse
80 percent of federal government operation costs go to four areas in Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense.
Trump to oversee 'fiscal bloodbath' instead of prosperity, says Reagan OMB director David Stockman
David Rosenberg: "The Travesty Is We Have 23.5 Million Americans Aged 25-To-54 Outside The Labor Force"
Selectivity in Trashing Trump
Around the United States, massive demonstrations have protested the inauguration of Donald Trump, but there is a danger that the anti-Trump forces could block the positive elements of his message.
Donald Trump Will Not Release Tax Returns, White House Adviser Says
Ex-WSJ Reporter Finds George Soros Has Ties To More Than 50 "Partners" Of The Women's March
A Preview Of Trump's Seven Imminent Executive Orders

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