Thursday, October 11, 2018


News Links, October 12, 2018

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Trade tensions could trigger another global financial crisis, but investors appear complacent, IMF says
World Bank president warns: Debt and trade problems are painting 'a troubling picture'
Israeli Minister Demands Detained US Student Renounce BDS, Apologize
Is China really to blame for Zambia's debt problems?
Yes, but so is the West with its neoliberal policies.

## Migrants/refugees ##
Australia to ban new migrants from big cities to boost rural areas

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Tens of thousands rally to defend France's social model
The collapse will probably not include zombies, but there are a few useful survival tips here. -- RF

## Environment/health ##
Geoengineering may be used to combat global warming, experts say
France sued for 'crimes against humanity' over nuclear tests in South Pacific
France is being taken to the International Criminal Court for nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia. France has long denied responsibility for the impacts of the tests and only recently began compensating civilians.
Employees' Share of Health Costs Continues Rising Faster Than Wages (US)
More contradictions and nonsense in the Skripal case "investigation." What are the British authorities hiding? -- RF
World cybercrime shifts to state-backed hackers: Russian group
The latest innovations in cybercrime have shifted from financially motivated actors to state-backed hackers focussed on sabotage and intelligence gathering, a Russian cybersecurity firm said Tuesday.
China Fills a Trump-Sized Vacuum at the U.N.
As Washington pulls back from Turtle Bay, Beijing is gaining power and influence.
China gives legal basis for 're-education camps' in Xinjiang

## US ##
"Issues" here apparently means "shortages." -- RF
Financial Accounts May Be "Modified" to Shield Classified Programs
In an apparent departure from "generally accepted accounting principles," federal agencies will be permitted to publish financial statements that are altered so as to protect information on classified spending from disclosure.

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