Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

News Links, January 17, 2018

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
"Blockchain Bonds?" Struggling German Telco Joins Bandwagon
The Fascinating Psychology of Blowoff Tops
Central banks have guaranteed a bubble collapse is the only possible output of the system they've created.

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
General Electric to hold job cuts talks with Unite

## War on cash/cashless society ##

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Syrian Army Vow to End US Presence in Syria
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has responded negatively to the US pledge to create a new "border" force in northern Syria of some 30,000 US-backed fighters, saying not only are they violating Syrian sovereignty, but the Syrian Army's goal must be to end the US presence in the country outright.
China-led bank spreads its yuan to Africa, South America to bankroll infrastructure projects
The bank has contracted 24 projects worth about US$4 billion – ranging from power plants to rail and port facilities – in its two years of operation
Kiev protests: Violent protests erupt outside parliament building over controversial bill

## Energy/resources ##
Norway Desperately Needs Large Oil Discoveries
NAM aims at reducing gas production at Groningen field (Netherlands)
In the wake of an earthquake in the Groningen region (Netherlands), the Dutch oil and gas company Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) has proposed to reduce production levels at the Groningen field by shutting down some production clusters. Earthquakes are frequent in the region and have led to several production decreases in the recent years.
The Labor Shortage In The Shale Boom
The 2018 Oil Production Forecast Explained

## Got food? ##
Seafood supply may be hit as Sanchi oil spill spreads in East China Sea
Marine life in the East China Sea is at risk of heavy metal contamination from the Iranian oil tanker spill, but scientists say its impact on the seafood supply is unclear given that fish stocks in the area have been depleted.
Sudan police beat protesters at demo against rising bread prices

## Environment/health ##
Girl, 6, Suffers Frightening Side Effects After Taking Tamiflu
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Could Be Spreading Because Of Surfers
Scientists in the United Kingdom analyzed about 300 people and concluded that surfers harbor a lot more bacteria in their guts that are resistant to antibiotic medication, compared to people who swim in the sea but don't surf.
Insecure defaults in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) allow an intruder to completely bypass login credentials in most corporate laptops in 30 seconds, researchers at security firm F-Secure have warned.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Philippines shuts down news site critical of Duterte

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Threats to America's drinking and sewage treatment infrastructure

## UK ##

## US ##
Commercial Real Estate Suffers First Down-Year since 2009
A blistering boom, backed by $4.3 trillion in bank loans, ends.
Jeff Bezos is The Richest Man in the World, But Hundreds of Amazon Employees Are on Food Stamps
Taxpayers subsidize the business of the world's richest person. -- RF
Why Senator Cardin Is a Fitting Opponent for Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning's senatorial bid offers a contrast to the Russian fear-mongering of incumbent candidate Ben Cardin, says Norman Solomon.

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