Thursday, July 26, 2018


News Links, July 27, 2018

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
U.N. chief warns staff, member states: We're running out of cash
These Are The Clearest Signs That Global Synchronized Growth Has Cracked
Higher Oil Prices Fail To Stimulate Economic Growth In Gulf States
A Scramble for Capital
A Spike in Bank Lending to Corporations – Sign of a Dying Boom?

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Mattel shares sink 8% as company slashes 2,200 jobs

## War on cash/cashless society/cryptocurrencies ##
Netizens question PM's initiative of 'going cashless' after viral video of Visa payWave scam (Singapore)

## Energy/resources ##
Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes
Humanity is devouring our planet's resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year's worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.
China keeps buying Iranian oil, and the trade war adds a reason to defy US sanctions
China has increased Iranian oil purchases by near-10 percent recently and is not expected to stop buying when U.S. sanctions go into place in November.
Iran Extends Insurance, Ships To India For Oil Export
With the US reimposing economic sanctions against Iran driving away western re-insurers, Tehran has started to ship crude oil to India in its own ships
Australia's coal power stations 'at the end of the line'
Australia's coal power stations are not fit for a 21st century power system with almost 100 breakdowns at fossil fuel power stations in the seven-month period to the end of June 2018, according to a new Climate Council report 'End of the Line: Coal in Australia'.

## Got food? ##
Gene-Edited Products Now Classified as GMOs in European Union
Crop failure and bankruptcy threaten farmers as drought grips Europe
Farmers across northern and central Europe are facing crop failure and bankruptcy as one of the most intense regional droughts in recent memory strengthens its grip.
Here's a switch! Virtually all politicians around the world are tearing their hair out in the belief that their constituents aren't making enough babies. -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Silicon Valley engineered tech addiction, and it's Indians who are paying the price
With rumours spread on WhatsApp fuelling a spate of lynchings across India, the dark side of technology is becoming increasingly evident.
Julian Assange and the Dying of the Light
Is Bill Browder the Most Dangerous Man in the World?
The darling of the war party needs to answer some questions
White Helmets: They Knew Too Much
Novichok: The Silence of the Whores
The story becomes even more bizarre and unbelievable. -- RF

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
It's Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen
For a bit more context, in the time period of July 3, 2017, to July 3, 2018, MSNBC dedicated zero segments to the US's war in Yemen, but 455 segments to Stormy Daniels.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
When Long-Brewing Instability Finally Reaches Crisis
Keep an eye on the system's buffers. They look fine until they suddenly collapse.
Unfortunately it isn't just the US intelligence community. All governments are implementing policies aimed at perpetuating the unsustainable industrial system, human overpopulation, and mindless overconsumption. -- RF
There will be more horses than cars by 2050. -- RF
Behind her thinking is the absurd belief that the Japanese will go extinct by not making enough babies. People aren't having babies because of the great expense of childraising in late industrial society. BTW, she apparently has only one child. Why doesn't she herself become more "productive" by having another half dozen? -- RF

Americans Ready to Welcome Putin, But Congress Won't
Poll shows a majority favors Putin-Trump summit in White House

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