Sunday, March 05, 2017


News Links, March 6, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
These Economies Are Getting More Miserable This Year
Eurozone Capital Flight Intensifies: Target2 Imbalances Widen Again
The Coming Great Wealth Transfer — Spoiler alert! It's already here.
The Fictitious Economy: Hiding How the Economy Really Works (interview with Michael Hudson)
Free money? I'll drink to that! -- RF
Trump Reacts To Islamic Terror By Al Qaeda, Al-Shabab In Somalia
President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. military to step up in its fight against Islamic terror groups in Africa after various Al Qaeda offshoot groups have increased their militant actions in the massive continent, according to multiple reports.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
The Resistance Will Have All the Proper Permits
On the decades-long decline of the constitutional right to public protest in the US. -- RF
"Most of these companies can barely fund a dividend. Most have always outspent their cash flow."
More than 100 million at risk of starvation globally - U.N. official
The number of people facing severe hunger worldwide has surpassed 100 million and will grow if humanitarian aid is not paired with more support for farmers, a senior United Nations official said.
Ag Economy Sees Low Commodity Prices, Frustrated Farmers (US)
As farmers apply for operating loans, agricultural economists anticipate a sobering spring for those falling deeper into debt.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
"Your Papers Please:" Are We Being Set Up for a National ID System? (US)
OK, I Get It, None of My Data is Safe. But I Did Something Nasty that Helps a Lot
Healthcare providers, insurers, colleges, tax accountants… have your crown jewels. They get hacked all the time.
All Obama could claim is that he personally did not order a wiretap. -- RF
An Oscar for a Propaganda Flick
Hollywood activists prefer their human rights causes blessed by the U.S. government, which contributed to the dubious Oscar for "The White Helmets" propaganda flick.
The Most Desirable Passports On Earth Don't Include America's
When it comes to passport desirability, America finds itself tied for 35th with Slovenia, both having visa-free travel to 174 nations. The U.S. earned low marks because of its taxation stance toward nonresidents and the world's perception of America.
Costco Gets Whacked by Inflation
Why Is the Cost of Living so Unaffordable?
Strip away the centralized power that protects and funds cartels, and prices would plummet.
The "liberals" expressing their affection and nostalgia for Dubya were simply not liberal or progressive to start with. At heart they are supporters of the Imperial Project. -- RF
What to do when pulled over: A new chapter for driver's ed?
Deadly encounters between police officers and motorists have lawmakers across the country thinking driver's education should require students to be taught what to do in a traffic stop.

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