Thursday, August 02, 2018


News Links, August 3, 2018

China poaches Taiwan tech analysts as supply chain shifts
Deutsche Bank considers leaving island on the heels of Barclays

## Airline death spiral ##
Japanese airlines sink on higher fuel costs

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Trump Sanctions NATO ALLY Turkey, Lira Dives 2.1% to Record Low

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
New Iran Protests, Clashes With Police Gaining Steam After Week Of Plummeting Rial

## Energy/resources ##
Was Aramco's IPO Destined To Fail?
Saudi Arabia appears to have scuttled its plans for the largest IPO ever — a move that may be explained partly by higher oil prices and partly by more dubious reasons.
Run your dishwasher when the sun shines: dynamic power pricing grows
One day, the weather could drive your domestic schedule. Your dishwasher springs to life at the windiest time of day. The washing machine starts spinning when the sun beats down.
There are some big changes in store for us. But seriously, there's no reason to believe that we'll have machines to wash our clothes and dishes. -- RF
The fightback against the bitcoin energy guzzlers has begun
In towns and cities surrounding the Niagara Falls, US and Canadian authorities are grappling with a surge in bitcoin miners earning big bucks thanks to cheap hydroelectric power

## Got food? ##
How the heat is affecting German agriculture, business
Farmers are already asking for €1 billion in domestic aid and consumers may soon complain about the rising price of pommes.
Salads, wraps from Trader Joe's, Kroger and Walgreen's may be contaminated with intestinal parasite
Multidrug-resistant "superbugs" that can cause dangerous infections in hospitals are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants designed to hold them at bay, scientists said.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
More Americans are forced to "reside" in their vehicles
Recommended reading for those who need a dose of energy reality. -- RF
Door handles! Check the door handles! -- RF

## US ##
The 21st Century Misery Index: Labor's Share of the Economy and Real-World Inflation
Isn't it obvious that those at the top of the wealth-power pyramid don't want us to know how much ground we've lost while they've gorged on immense gains?
Here's why 1 in 3 college-age Americans consider payday loans with interest rates of 400%

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