Tuesday, September 26, 2017


News Links, September 27, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Corporate Mirage: Debt out the Wazoo, Sales Languish, Stocks Soar

## Airline death spiral ##
China to Cut Flights in Bid to Improve On-Time Rate
China's two largest airports will cut the number of flights scheduled for departure in an attempt to improve the country's notoriously poor on-time departure rate.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Kissinger urges greater cooperation with China as 'the world's centre of gravity' shifts
US elder statesman tells a Columbia University conference the only alternative to positive relations between Washington and Beijing is global destruction

## Got food? ##
Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies
Plant and animal species that are the foundation of our food supplies are as endangered as wildlife but get almost no attention, a new report reveals
Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers
Some 19 million cubic metres of wastewater from Israeli settlements flows through the occupied West Bank each year.
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Fish may be suffering brain damage as a result of plastic pollution. New research shows plastic nanoparticles can end up inside the brains of fish.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook
The "logic" (and I use the term loosely) of Russia-gate gets more tortured with each new wave of nonsensical and bathetic accusations. BTW, how do these same people justify US meddling in the politics and elections of other countries, including Russia? -- RF

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Pilot shortage plagues Air Force
"We're 1,500 pilots short, and if we don't find a way to turn this around, our ability to defend the nation is compromised," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.
China's mortgage debt bubble raises spectre of 2007 US crisis
Many young homeowners in booming cities owe more than they earn, and some even falsify salary details to get bigger mortgages
The nerve of taxpaying citizens who ask to see what they're paying for! -- RF
Inflation continues to eat away at purchasing power in housing and other big ticket items.
Our Crazy-Making, Profiteering Education-Career Maze
The answer is not another $1 trillion in student loan debt to pay for another raft of declining-value credentials.

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