Thursday, March 09, 2017


News Links, March 10, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Are Central Banks Losing Control?
Eight years after the crisis of 2008-09, central banks are still injecting $200 billion a month into the global financial system to keep it from imploding.
Thiel: Trump's election showed 'the tide is going out' on globalization
"The election of President Donald Trump showed just how unhappy people are with globalization."
Brazil tumbles deeper into its worst ever depression
This Region Of The World Is Being Hit By The Worst Economic Collapse It Has Ever Experienced
Why I Have to Agree with Tim Geithner on This
Geithner's conclusion: current policy extremes, politics and astounding debt levels limit policymakers' emergency options in the next crisis.

## Airline death spiral ##
"Peak Speed" for the World's Airlines
Delta's Gloomy Forecast and Travel Ban Worries Send Airline Stocks Lower
Trump's expansion plans come as evidence mounts that potential enemies have built new anti-ship weapons able to destroy much of the United States' expensive fleet of carriers. And as they have been for decades, carriers remain vulnerable to submarines.
New Evidence Contradicts Pentagon's Account of Yemen Raid, But General Closes the Case
Dutch Election Polls Show Anti-Islam Candidate Geert Wilders Still In Contention
At least 7 injured in ax attack at Dusseldorf train station
The American Empire Was Challenged On Nearly Every Front This Week

## Migrants/refugees ##
Canadian woman denied entry into US - Told to get immigrant visa
A Canadian citizen, born in Canada to parents who came to the country from India, has been denied entry into the U.S. by border officials who told her she needed to get an immigration visa in order to cross the border.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
French candidate Macron wants to fix suburban unrest
Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens over austerity
Windows smashed and stones hurled at police firing teargas as more than 1,000 people travel from Crete to protest against tax hikes

## Energy/resources ##
IEA: Huge Oil Price Spike Inevitable
Peak Oil Exports
Exports have effectively been on a plateau since 2005.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
CIA Hacking Tools Allow for an Unaccountable Intelligence Agency Dictatorship
The CIA Didn't Break Signal or WhatsApp, Despite What You've Heard
How do you frustrate a CIA hacker? Show them Chinese
New WikiLeaks documents reveal US government agent stymied by a dialogue box in Chinese during an attempted hack
The gauzy allegations of Russia "hacking" the Democrats to elect Donald Trump just got hazier with WikiLeaks' new revelations about CIA cyber-spying and the capability to pin the blame on others.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Taiwan Universities Agree to Limit Political Discussions
A report by Taiwan's Ministry of Education has revealed that at least 80 universities have apparently signed agreements with Chinese universities agreeing not to mention Taiwan's political status in the classroom.
Another Russia 'Fake News' Red Herring.
In the West, it's now common for politicians to shout Russian "fake news" when embarrassing facts come out — as happened with Canada's new foreign minister hiding a Nazi family skeleton.
Democrats' McCarthyism Hits Greens' Stein
Democratic Party hysteria blaming Russia for Hillary Clinton's defeat has spilled over into McCarthyistic smears against Green Party candidate Jill Stein for attending a dinner in Moscow.
The Five Blinding Myths About Iran
President Trump lines up with the Washington Establishment on at least one point: that Iran is the chief source of terrorism. The only problem is it's not true, just one of the "Iran myths."

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The most shocking revelation from the CIA spying scandal
More than 1 million miles of pipes will reach the end of their lifespan within the next 30 years, according to data obtained from the American Water Works Association, costing more than $1 trillion to replace. Those pipes must carry more than 40 billion gallons of water per day to households and businesses, yet there are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year nationwide, the group has found.
Politicians might first want to recall what happened in Mexico when gasoline prices increased. -- RF

## China ##
Chinese Government Can Safely Borrow More, Finance Minister Says
Borrow, baby, borrow! -- RF

## US ##
Store closures prove retail's bubble has 'burst,' says Urban Outfitters CEO
Democrats and Trump Bid Up Militarism
With Democrats lusting for a new and costly Cold War with Russia — and President Trump countering by hiring generals and shoveling more money into the Pentagon — the prospects for peace and rationality are dim.
Why No One's Going to Drain this Swamp
The Financial Sector threw $2 Billion at Congress during the Election. Biggest Spenders? Not the Banks.
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