Tuesday, March 28, 2017


News Links, March 29, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Capital control tightening is a possibility (Greece)

## Airline death spiral ##
Airline Cabin Laptop Ban: More Security Theater?

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Trump's War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
Iraq Denies US Air Raid Killed Over 200 Civilians In Mosul
Two days after the US military confirmed that a coalition airstrike may have killed as many as 240 civilians in a March 17 Mosul air raid, the Pentagon found an unexpected defender when the Iraqi military said on Sunday a blast that killed scores of civilians in western Mosul was triggered by an Islamic State booby trap, contradicting local officials and residents who claimed a U.S.-led coalition airstrike caused the deaths.
The Syrian government has reportedly issued a warning to the Israeli government through a Russian mediator, cautioning them against continued airstrikes against Syrian military targets and threatening to retaliate with Scud missiles against Israeli military bases if they continue.
ISIS Vows War Against Iran: Islamic State Group Threatens Ayatollah Ali Khamenei For Tolerating Jews
A new video released by the Islamic State group (also called ISIS) Monday threatened to attack Iran for its role in the region's conflicts and its tolerance of Jews. The 36-minute video, titled "The Farsi Land: From Yesterday 'till Today," surfaced on several ISIS social media channels, according to media reports. 

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Washington condemns arrests of hundreds of protesters against Vladimir Putin's government
What hypocrisy! Recall that thousands were arrested in the Occupy Wall Street protests a few years ago. And Wall Street is the real government of the US. -- RF

## Got food? ##
What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water's Gone?
The Ogallala aquifer turned the region into America's breadbasket. Now it, and a way of life, are being drained away.

## Solutions ##
Cultural Capital (Part 1): We have much to learn much from indigenous societies

## Environment/health ##
US Media's Global Warming Denialism
Besides nuclear war, arguably the greatest threat to human civilization is global warming, but the U.S. news media virtually ignored the issue in 2016, bowing to economic and political pressures.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate
Amid the frenzy over the Trump team's talks with Russians, are we missing a darker story, how the Deep State's surveillance powers control the nation's leaders. (McGovern/Binney)
Russia Conspiracy Theorists May Want to Take a Look at John Podesta
FBI Face Recognition Technology Has 'No Limits,' Congressional Hearing Reveals
Law enforcement has access to photos of 50 percent of all adult Americans without their knowledge or consent

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
Forget ObamaCare, RyanCare, and any Future ReformCare--the Healthcare System Is Completely Broken
It's time to start planning for what we'll do when the current healthcare system implodes.
Which is exactly what I've been saying. Here's a nice essay that goes into the dynamics. Curse Trump all you want, wish that Clinton had won all you want, but it makes no difference at all who sits in the Oval Office. -- RF

## Japan ##
As N. Korea fires missiles, some in Japan want the ability to launch strikes
Note: "Decontaminated" is a mistranslation from the Japanese. The soil was removed from places affected by the Fukushima accident in decontamination procedures, and is therefore contaminated. -- RF
Japan decision on nuclear talks draws anger
Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima have criticized Japan's decision not to join talks aimed at drawing up a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons.

Nearly half of young mums skip meals as they struggle to feed their children, survey reveals
Polling finds 46 per cent of mothers in the UK aged under 25 do not eat proper meals in order to ensure their children are fed, while more than a quarter have used food banks.

## US ##
With $1.1 trillion in loans outstanding we all know bad deals are made in good times.
How middle-class and even wealthy American families are sliding inexorably into the red
It's possible to still be broke in some U.S. cities with $500,000 per year in income
Dick Cheney Says Russian Meddling in American Election Could Be Considered 'An Act of War'
Congratulations democrats! This is the moment in your life when you come to realize you've become one and the same as everything you've always hated about humanity.

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