Friday, February 24, 2017

 

News Links, February 25, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Former IMF Chief and Dozens of Former Bank Execs Just Got Sentenced to Jail
Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade
Saudi Arabia News: Foreigners Leaving Country Over Low Oil Prices And High Taxes
Foreigners have begun an exodus from Saudi Arabia as the oil-rich kingdom imposed higher taxes and issued less [sic] international work visas in order to counter low energy prices and a slowing economy, Agence France-Presse reported Friday.
Germany, Italy, France Insist UK Accept €60 Billion Bill Before Brexit Negotiations Start: Election Wildcards

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
J.C. Penney holiday quarter sales drop, to shut 130-140 stores
RBS Will Cut $2.5 Billion of Costs After Ninth Straight Loss

## Airline death spiral ##
American Airlines' 'simplified' new boarding process has NINE groups
High debt tests third-generation heir of Korean Air

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of North Korean
John McCain Illegally Travels To Syria, Meets With Leaders And Fighting Groups; No Criticism From MSM
Ambassador Nikki Haley is Completely Clueless
Air Force Buys Mysterious Israeli Weapon to Kill ISIS Drones
Russia plans to deploy new military division to Kuril Islands
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, at a parliamentary meeting on Wednesday, revealed a plan to deploy a new military division to the Kuril Islands, including four islands at the center of a dispute with Japan, this year, according to Russia's Interfax news agency and other sources. 

## Migrants/refugees ##
Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible
South Africa Xenophobia Violence Soars As Raids Target Undocumented Immigrants In The Workplace

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Chinese factory in Myanmar ransacked by hundreds of angry workers
Police Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets To Break Up Anti-Immigrant Protests In South Africa

## Energy/resources ##
The U.S. Nuclear Energy Dream Is Dying
Canadian oil sands: 4.7 Billion Barrels Just Evaporated In This World Class Oil Play
Dream of Offshore U.S. Wind Power May Be Too Ugly for Trump

## Got food? ##
Vietnam's Low-tech Food System Takes Advantage of Decay


## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
FBI refused White House request to refute story on Trump-Russia link

## Japan ##
Bring in the wolves! -- RF
Abe's wife quits honorary post at school in controversial land deal
Hokkaido's latest freight train derailment disrupts commuter service between Sapporo, Hakodate

## China ##
Eight nuclear reactors to be built this year
And finally...
Swedish politician proposes paid sex breaks for workers




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