Thursday, February 23, 2017


News Links, February 24, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Shooting by off-duty cop in Anaheim sparks violent protest
French police clash with protesting youths, arrest 26

## Energy/resources ##
EROI explained and defended by Charles Hall, Pedro Prieto, and others
Continental Resources: Example Of What Is Horribly Wrong With The U.S. Shale Oil Industry
According to Continental Resources website, it labels itself as America's oil champion.  To be a champion, one is supposed to be winner.  Unfortunately for Continental, it's taking a serious beating and is a perfect example of what is horribly wrong with the U.S. Shale Oil Industry.
Doctor Copper's Getting Clubbed

## Environment/health ##
If you pull out your phone to check Twitter while waiting for the light to change, or read e-mails while brushing your teeth, you might be what the American Psychological Association calls a "constant checker." And chances are, it's hurting your mental health.
Deep sea life faces dark future due to warming and food shortage
The deep ocean and the creatures that live there are facing a desperate future due to food shortages and changing temperatures, according to research exploring the impact of climate change and human activity on the world's seas.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Russia Did Not Order Psychological File On US President, Kremlin Says
Russia is not preparing a psychological dossier on U.S. President Donald Trump, the Kremlin said Wednesday, dismissing an NBC News report that said otherwise.
CIA Cables Detail Its New Deputy Director's Role in Torture
Gina Haspel, President Trump's choice for the CIA's number two position, was more deeply involved in the torture of Abu Zubaydah than has been publicly understood, according to newly available records and accounts by participants.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
The West's Moral Hypocrisy on Yemen
The West's "humanitarian interventionists" howl over bloody conflicts when an adversary can be blamed but go silent when an ally is doing the killing, such as Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
NYT's Fake News about Fake News
The West's anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of "fake news" but the evidence doesn't connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own "fake news."
Here we can see how the elements are aggravating the effects of age on infrastructure. -- RF

## China ##
Whistleblowers endangered in digital age, says lawyers' report
Study backed by Guardian says new laws and interception of communications make it harder for journalists to protect sources
Melissa and millions like her are just one unpaid bill away from the abyss
Across the UK, families are being forced into the red by one small, unexpected cost that triggers a downward spiral into precarious poverty

## US ##

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