Saturday, June 24, 2017


News Links, June 24, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
EU Political Class Rides Roughshod over Citizens' Concerns & Frustrations as it Pushes Integration
Fitch: Global Ports Sector Faces Structurally Slower Growth
Traffic growth in the ports sector is likely to remain well below historical levels for the foreseeable future, due to fundamental structural changes in the industry and global trade, Fitch Ratings says.

## Airline death spiral ##
Flying may be slowly killing you
A new study says the contaminated air on planes can result in health problems

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Secret Yemen Prisons Of UAE Sexually Assaulted And Tortured Inmates With Fire, Captives Say

## Energy/resources ##
The quest for 100% renewables – can curtailment replace storage?
Can storage requirements be reduced to manageable levels by producing more renewable energy than is needed to fill demand and curtailing the surpluses? The answer is no.
Underperforming Energy Sector May Soon See M&A Wave
China's State Grid Buys Stake in Greek National Power Operator

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Smoking Gun Proof that Russia Hacked the Entire World
A tongue-in-cheek look at the "evidence." -- RF
The absurd hysteria over Russia continues today from yours and my favorite Russia-hysteria promotion site: the Washington Post.
Turkey to stop teaching evolution in secondary schools as part of new national curriculum
Education official says students too young to understand 'controversial subject'

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Over-Criminalization of American Life

## China ##
Torn between options, what can China do to rein in North Korea?
Any punitive measures by Beijing against companies allegedly ­supporting North Korea would be carefully calibrated – to push Pyongyang to stop its nuclear tests but avoid being seen as giving in to US pressure, analysts say.

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