Sunday, September 24, 2017


News Links, September 25, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Harvey and Irma Won't End Carmageddon
GM cuts entire shift at factory for crossovers due to "moderating" sales, layoffs not temporary.
The Demise of the Dollar: Don't Hold Your Breath
Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Lay Off 10% of its Staff
Master of share-buybacks and revenue-shrinkage does what it does best.

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
French president says Nokia job cut plan breaks commitment

## War on cash/cashless society ##
Hang on to your cash. This dash to digitise payments is dangerous
Banknotes and coins are a public utility, and companies make no profit from their use. Hence the drive for cashlessness – and with it, greater surveillance

## Airline death spiral ##
Near miss at Hong Kong airport prompts investigation
Israel's Stall-Forever 'Peace' Plan
Despite boosting the idea of Mideast peace, President Trump shields Israel in its resistance to a workable agreement with the Palestinians.
Catalonia Referendum Is a Precedent Most in EU Hope to Avoid

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative
New tests support the skepticism of U.S. intelligence veterans that Russia "hacked" the DNC's computers, pointing instead to a download of emails by an insider. (William Binney, Ray McGovern)

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
The Killing of History
PBS' "The Vietnam War" may show some of the conflict's horrors but still soft-pedals the horrific war crimes that America inflicted on Vietnam, fitting with a corporate-dependent documentary project.
Russia was the target of Nato's own fake news
Military and media reports hyped the Zapad military exercise as a major threat. In fact, what took place was nothing as dramatic as the West's warnings would have led you to believe
The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate
If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Steep Price of Disaster in Mexico
Rebuilding with no insurance and little government aid.
Increasingly, the world will find itself without the financial means to recover from natural disasters. -- RF
US to renew nuclear pact with Japan
Japan would be able to continue to stockpile plutonium
Under the guise of a civil nuclear program, Japan has become a de-facto nuclear weapons state without so far having to take that next fateful step.
Typically, these "solutions" don't see that the main problem is net energy decline. -- RF

## China ##
Beijing's military threats in South China Sea could hurt energy firms
And finally...

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