Sunday, February 12, 2017


News Links, February 13, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Canada's AAA Rating Is on Thin Ice
Income share for the bottom 50% of Americans is 'collapsing,' new Piketty research finds
EU In Disintegration Mode
China Economy Forecast 2017 Signals Potential Collapse
The Megacity Economy: How Seven Types of Global Cities Stack Up (infographic)
Jim Rogers: "We're About To Have The Worst Economic Problems Of A Lifetime, A Lot Of People Will Disappear"
'Alarming scale' of youth unemployment in Middle East, OECD official warns
Out of pocket, Italians fall out of love with the euro
Singapore's Big Banks' Bad-Loan Woes May Be Getting Worse
The Great Precious Metals Market Disconnect: A Ticking Time Bomb

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Quiet Victory for Elites Accelerates Cashless Agenda
Cashless economy may soon fizzle out
Insight Went Dark Tonight, Disrupted Work of Several Bitcoin Wallets

## Airline death spiral ##
United Pilot Removed From Plane After Bizarre Rant About Donald Trump and Her Divorce
Wi-Fi calls on planes OK? Answer is loud and clear: No
Why America's Airports Suck

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
U.S. Special Forces Deployed To 70% Of The World In 2016
Tensions flare between Greece, Turkey over Cyprus
The Latest: US Assesses N. Korea Missile Was Not ICBM
US Helicopters Unloaded in Germany to Boost Combat Presence
Defense Minister Says Serbia Will Get Russian Fighter Jets

## Migrants/refugees ##
Venezuela Now Leads US Asylum Requests as Crisis Deepens

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
The Coming Class Wars — The forces dividing us are overwhelming those that unite us
Fatalities reported after mass protest in Baghdad
Deal to end Brazil police strike fails as violence spikes
Romania: 13th Day of Govt Protests Draw Tens of Thousands
Anti-DAPL Protesters block all northbound I-5 lanes in Bellingham
Paris Protest Turns Violent over 'Theo' Police Rape Allegation

## Energy/resources ##
NSW heatwave: AGL turns off smelter again to prevent state blackouts (Australia)
Why a NYMEX Veteran is Getting Nervous about Oil
Iraq's oil industry aspirations mired in fiction
Of late there is even talk of Iranian funding to get some projects off the ground

## Environment/health ##
Krakow's bold step to curb electromagnetic pollution reflects growing evidence of harm

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Military-Grade Spy Gear Is Flooding into Local Police Departments
Major U.S. cities are spending millions of dollars on tools that track and extract data from people's cellphones — but almost nothing on rules to guide their use.
Will Edward Snowden Return To The US? NSA Leaker 'Not Afraid' If Russia Hands Him Over To Washington
Privacy groups say FBI hacking operation went too far
How algorithms (secretly) run the world
Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age
An Alleged Muslim Spy Ring – Why Rex Tillerson Was Right To Clean House

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Amnesty International Stokes Syrian War
The West's vast propaganda machine has pulled in many formerly respectable groups, such as Amnesty International, which just released a dubious "human rights" report aimed at stoking the war in Syria.

## Japan ##
Japan's Economy Grew 1 Percent in 2016, Slowed in Oct-Dec

## China ##
Party Inspectors Hail Tycoon's Gagging as Key Achievement
Beijing joins list of mainland cities reporting bird flu cases in humans

## UK ##
Vegetable crisis forces UK supermarkets to set sights on US to stock up supplies
The vegetable crisis has drawn on for several weeks now, affecting courgettes, aubergines, lettuces, broccoli, salad peppers and cabbage
UK hit by 188 high-level cyber-attacks in three months

## US ##
The most depressing chart showing US imports and exports in 2016 with top trading partners.
KKK Imperial Wizard Found Dead on a Missouri Riverbank
Cyberbullying Bill Would Grant Power To Strip Online Anonymity Before Legal Proceedings Begin
Did The Judges Lie: New Report Finds 72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered By Trump Ban
Tom Perez Apologizes for Telling the Truth, Showing Why Democrats' Flaws Urgently Need Attention
As Tensions Rise, Steve Bannon and ISIS Get Closer to Their Common Goal: Civilizational War

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