Sunday, January 06, 2019


News Links, January 7, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Stock-market investors, it's time to hear the ugly truth
For years critics of U.S. central-bank policy have been dismissed as Negative Nellies, but the ugly truth is staring us in the face: Stock-market advances remain a game of artificial liquidity and central-bank jawboning, not organic growth. And now the jig is up.

## Airline death spiral ##
Drunk Airline Passenger Turned Aggressive, Restrained By Crew, Co-Passengers, Plane Diverted

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Trump Walks Back Syria Pullout As Noose Tightens

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Violence rages in northeastern Brazil despite deployment
The attacks and fire-bombings sweeping Brazil's northeastern state of Ceara continued unabated Sunday despite the deployment of at least 300 members the elite, military-style National Police Force to help bring an end to the violence.
British police to start training in case of Northern Ireland Brexit unrest

## Energy/resources ##
India's Coal Paradox

## Got food? ##
Climate Change Harming Agriculture, India's Wheat Production Could Fall By 23%: Ministry
In the absence of effective and timely intervention, the production of maize, paddy, sorghum, mustard, potato, cotton and coconut are also likely to be affected.

## Environment/health ##
Too many overdoses: ERs fight drugs with drugs amid opioid crisis

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
There's a Whole Web of Popular Apps Sending Your Data Off to Facebook

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Is Canada's Air Force Dying?

## Japan ##
Tax hike, global slowdown threaten Japan's economy in 2019
The day after Christmas, Abe implored the members of Japan's most influential business lobby in Tokyo to raise wages in order to get the gears of economic activity turning. The crowd politely laughed, as if he had told a joke that missed its mark.
And the labor shortage is caused by the lower fertility rate, which in turn is caused primarily by decreasing net energy. -- RF
Gov't to try luggage inspections at subway station in Tokyo as anti-terror experiment
The government is considering conducting luggage inspections at a Tokyo train station as an experiment as it explores ways to strengthen public security in advance of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, sources close to the matter say.
Behind this is the rising cost of energy, plus a corollary factor: As China develops, its society becomes structured like those of other developed countries, i.e., society assumes a form which forces people to expend increasing amounts of energy on their children. As a result, childraising expenses skyrocket, and many Chinese don't answer the government's call for more babies even though they are allowed and encouraged to have more. -- RF
Under a renewable-energy regime, high-rise buildings everywhere will be useless. -- RF
Local councils heading for fracking showdown with government
Greater Manchester tells firms they are not welcome as discontent spreads

## US ##
Desire to Migrate at Record Levels for Women, Young People and Low-Income Americans

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