Thursday, September 07, 2017


News Links, September 8, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Toronto Home Price Bubble Descends into Bear Market
Why Oil Prices Can't Bounce Very High; Expect Deflation Instead
"We're Now Seeing Bubbles Everywhere" - Deutsche Bank Boss Urges End To "Era Of Cheap Money"
"10-Year Treasury Yields Headed to Zero Percent" Saxo Bank CIO
Real estate project in Dubai to be the 'first major development where you can purchase in bitcoin'

## War on cash/cashless society ##
War on cash the 'biggest threat' to our liberty (Australia)

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
North Korea demands recognition as nuclear power
King of Saudi Arabia to Visit Russia in October
Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border - government sources in Dhaka

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
S. Koreans clash with police over U.S. missile system
Protesters brandished placards denouncing President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has been in power for 50 years.
Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters have reportedly taken to the streets in several cities across Togo to call for constitutional reform, despite an apparent government concession to their demands.

## Energy/resources ##
Minerals and War from Ugo Bardi's "Extracted"
On Wednesday, almost two weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, five refineries remained shut, the U.S. Department of Energy reported. At least 1.4 million barrels a day could be offline past mid-September, Goldman Sachs analysts said in a report Tuesday.

## Got food? ##
Hurricane Harvey's Impact on Texan Farmers
Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn
People may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, said a study based on samples from 14 countries.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Undercover in North Korea: "All Paths Lead to Catastrophe"
A New Hole in Syria-Sarin Certainty
Special Report: A new contradiction has emerged in the West's groupthink blaming Syria for an April 4 chemical attack, with one group of U.N. investigators raising doubt about the flight of a Syrian warplane.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Nikki Haley Falsely Accuses Iran
Israel and the neocons still seek an excuse to bomb Iran, now citing false claims about its supposed noncompliance with the nuclear deal. The new water carrier is U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
North Korea Says It Might Negotiate on Nuclear Weapons. But the Washington Post Isn't Reporting That.
This is all pretty funny coming from the biggest meddler on the planet. The first thing the US needs to do is take the log out of its own eye. -- RF

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Consumption Exhaustion
Cybercrime reports hit record in first half in Japan
Digital currency thefts total $542,000 in January to June
Japan's real wage logs sharpest fall in 25 months in July
The price-adjusted real wage index in Japan in July fell 0.8 pct from a year earlier, posting the steepest drop since June 2015, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said in a preliminary report on Wednesday.
Report released before annual congress exposes in-work poverty, with people skimping on food and heating despite having jobs
UK monthly house price growth hits eight-month high - Halifax

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