Thursday, March 16, 2017


News Links, March 17, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Turkey Posts Worst Budget, Jobless Numbers Since 2009 Crisis

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Plans to extend basic training are on hold as the Army works to add 6,000 more soldiers (US)
Pentagon: US, Russian forces in close proximity in Manbij
U.S. and Russian forces have been flying their country's flag and communicating more frequently to avoid mishaps as they operate within viewing distance of each other in the Syrian city of Manbij, a defense spokesman said Wednesday.China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island
Beijing Responds After Claims Japan Sending Biggest Warship To Conflict
Why global hijacks have decreased but maritime kidnaps and terrorism are rising

## Solutions ##
Why Fragmentation Is the Solution, Not the Problem

## Environment/health ##
Monsanto Colluded With EPA, Was Unable To Prove Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer, Unsealed Court Docs Reveal
You'll never want to buy synthetic clothing after watching 'The Story of Microfibers'
The Story of Stuff's new film explains how polyester yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are responsible for rampant plastic pollution.
Reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won't prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In the end, researchers say, the only way to save the world's coral from heat-induced bleaching is with a war on global warming.
Bring in the wolves! -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
What You Do On Your Cell Phone Could Come Back To Haunt You
When America Interfered in a Russian Election
The U.S. is the unchallenged champion of hijacking, fixing and subverting elections around the world.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
The Democrats Anti-Russia Campaign Falls Apart
New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
14% of community college students are homeless (US)
Half of community college students struggle to find housing and healthy [sic] food.

Big fat waste of money. -- RF

## China ##
Chinese Premier Calls for Return to Talks on North Korean Nukes
It's now completely obvious that the Trump administration has been hijacked by Wall Street, so where's the resistance? When it comes to the self-proclaimed leaders of this "resistance," the corporate media and the Democratic Party, the resistance is nowhere to be found. They're simply too busy focusing on invented Russia conspiracy theories to deal with the provable conspiracy right in front of their faces.
Rule by Thieves: One Week in the Life of the American Kleptocracy

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