Tuesday, October 10, 2017


News Links, October 11, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Global financial crisis looms as 'new bubbles' begin to emerge, says outgoing German finance minister
The dominance of mobile transactions lends itself to greater data collection by the Chinese government.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The Illogical Assault on Iran Deal
Israel's domination of U.S. foreign policy in the Mideast is no more evident than in the prescribed hatred toward Iran. But there are also logical arguments on the merits that ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar examines.
A Deaf Ear to Dire Russian Warnings
Official Washington is so obsessed with the hyped Russia-gate allegations that it isn't picking up on dire warnings from Russia that continued U.S. military interference in Syria won't be tolerated.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Catalonia crisis rages on as thousands protest against independence

## Energy/resources ##
Why is nearly all solar power built where subsidies are the highest?
Canadian exploration suffers as independents struggle to find financing
Smaller Canadian independent energy companies are having trouble obtaining financing and, as a result, exploration is on a downward trend in the country.
Burning Wood Criticized as 'Absurd' as EU Mulls Clean-Energy Law
Europe must prevent using trees and crops as a way to meet renewable-energy requirements or it will risk further increases in food prices, deforestation and land grabs, environmental groups said.
They'll have to do better than that. 130 m barrels won't even last the world two days. -- RF
But the devil is in the details. -- RF

## Solutions ##
Step 0: The Fundamentals - Emergency Preparedness

## Environment/health ##
Radioactive wild boar spark concerns in Sweden 31 years after Chernobyl
The high radiation levels — which come 31 years after the Chernobyl disaster sent a cloud of radioactive dust over Sweden — have left hunters afraid to kill and eat the animals.
Russia-gate Jumps the Shark
Russia-gate has jumped the shark with laughable new claims about a tiny number of "Russia-linked" social media ads, but the U.S. mainstream media is determined to keep a straight face.
"Russia Interfered!" - By Purchasing Anti-Trump Ads?
As with all such articles, you should take them with a grain of salt. But the irony is that although Russia is being blamed for meddling in US affairs, it's Israel that takes the cake in that department. -- RF

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Consent of the Conned
Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy: Dirty Secrets, Dirty Lies
If you want to understand why the status quo is unraveling, start by examining the feudal structure of our society, politics and economy.
The bad news: India's cities are likely to worsen. The good news: There is none

Trump's digital director explains how he used Facebook to help win the White House
In a statement, Facebook said it offered the campaigns "identical support" and had teams assigned to both Trump and Clinton. "Everyone had access to the same tools," the company said, adding that it did not let campaigns "hand pick" employees or assign its workers full time to Trump or Clinton.

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