Sunday, August 11, 2019


News Links, August 12, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Suck it up, peons. -- RF
How Can a Company Lose $5.2 Billion on $3.2 Billion in Revenue? Uber Shows How
Uber's losses have been legendary for years, ever since they were being leaked to the public while it was still a privately held company. But this takes the cake.
Deskilling among manufacturing production workers
Automation has reduced the demand for skilled craftsmen around the world, thereby reducing the number of jobs in which workers with little formal education could acquire significant marketable skills.

## War on cash/cashless society/cryptocurrencies ##
Mexico Commerce Upended With Part of Banking System Offline
Problems at a Mexico City data-processing center caused widespread failure across the nation's banking system on Saturday, with companies and consumers reporting a spike in declined payments and transactions.
First-class air travel is symbolic of the extravagance made possible by fossil fuels. As such, its demise is similarly indicative not only of the airline industry's death spiral, but also of industrial civilization's general decline. -- RF
On "Humanitarian Intervention"
Nowadays... the term "humanitarian intervention" is nearly always understood to mean military action—or, in short, war.
Turkey to annex northern Syria with US blessing
Ankara outmaneuvers Washington, weeks after crisis in relations over purchase of Russian S-400 missile system

• War on Iran

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##

## Energy/resources ##
Permian Slowdown Could Start In 2020

## Environment/health ##
Vaping linked to 127 cases of seizures, FDA says
Giant river animals on verge of extinction, report warns
Populations of great freshwater species, from catfish to stingrays, have plunged by 97% since 1970

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict
"In practice, this executive order would mean that whichever political party is in power could dictate what speech is allowed on the Internet."
Epstein, or How Your News is Cooked
Distorting the Definition of Antisemitism to Shield Israel from All Criticism
Seriously, none of this matters because such a city would never be sustainable, even if built. -- RF

## China ##

## US ##
Brick & Mortar Meltdown's Ugly Week in Record-Ugly Year
Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials
The top voting machine company in the country insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months and possibly years, including in some swing states.

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