Tuesday, May 08, 2018

 

News Links, May 9, 2018

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
The Four Companies That Control the 147 Companies That Own Everything

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The US has just shown the North Koreans why they can't trust America. -- RF
China's power closing in on US, warns think tank
New Asia Power Index shows Japan and India lag behind in regional influence

## Migrants/refugees ##
Meanwhile In Greece...

## Energy/resources ##
It's just another sign of global desperation. -- RF
However, the fate of U.S. oil, and ultimately a large slice of total additional output for the entire world, is all predicated on aggressive forecasts from one place: the Permian Basin.
A review of recent solar & wind auction prices
Recent renewable energy auctions in a number of countries have been won by record low solar and wind bids – proof, according to some media sources, that wind and solar are already cheaper than fossil fuels. This post addresses the question of whether these low bids are realistic and concludes that they probably aren't.


## Environment/health ##
Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show
After more than 40 years of widespread use, new scientific tests show formulated weedkillers have higher rates of toxicity to human cells
First US drug priced at more than $1 million may be on the horizon
EMF WARNING: Michigan state senator reveals the danger of wireless devices on the Senate floor

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
How To Silence RT Forever (Caitlin Johnstone)
RBS slammed for hiring staff in India at £1.19 an hour while cutting jobs in Scotland
The news comes as the bank announced that 52 branches were set to close in Scotland.




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