Friday, May 12, 2017

 

News Links, May 13, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Hit by Run on Deposits, Banco Popular Denies it's Looking for Rushed Takeover to Avert Collapse
World's tallest building delayed to 2019, says Saudi prince
Chile Silver Production Down Stunning 26%
Somebody's Going to Suffer: Greece's New Austerity Measures
About That "Underwhelming" US-China Trade Deal: Much Less Than Meets The Eye

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Chase online banking system suffers some outages

## Airline death spiral ##
In-cabin ban on laptops, tablets on flights from Europe to U.S. appears inevitable
Woman says United crew forced her to urinate in a cup

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Russian fighter flies 20 feet from US Navy plane over Black Sea
Mexico warns US of alternatives on trade, points to China
Hypermarket blast presses insurgent demands in Thailand

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protesting pensioners throw punches in latest Venezuela unrest

## Energy/resources ##
What does it take to substitute 4 GtC using low-C electricity?
The simple answers are an additional 3,275,492 wind turbines or an additional 1948 nuclear power stations.

## Got food? ##
Cash and chemicals: for Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse
New Open Source License Fights the Enclosure of Seeds
As more and more plant varieties have become privatized through patents, and as large corporations have bought up smaller seed breeders, a dangerous consolidation has occurred. The genetic diversity of agricultural crops has shrunk, making crops more vulnerable to disease and our food supply more insecure. Meanwhile, farmers and the public have become more dependent on a few large agrochemical companies.


## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Free speech the loser in Australia's defamation bonanza

## Japan ##

"Rising household debt load" likely to "suppress consumption, including eating out."




<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?