Tuesday, September 10, 2019


News Links, September 11, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Cash crunch will worsen India's bad loans mess, already the worst in the world
The Establishment is Changing its Tune on Russia
Russophobic rhetoric persists in Washington, but a counter-argument is emerging.
• War on Iran
That's because it's Israel that has the secret nuclear weapons arsenal. -- RF
"John Bolton had promised months ago that Iran would last for another three months. We are still standing and he is gone," Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Twitter.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Mass protest in Santiago against abuses of Pinochet era

## Energy/resources ##
The Shale Boom Has Turned To Bust: Producers Slashing Budgets, Staff, & Production Goals
Thousands complain about solar panels (UK)
Thousands of people who bought solar panels have complained to a financial watchdog that they are not bringing them the returns they were promised.
US wants energy dominance regardless of what happens to oil prices, deputy energy secretary says
His explanation of "energy dominance" sounds nonsensical to me. But you be the judge. -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Mugabe and the Continuing White Supremacist Narrative
Adelsons Told Police Sara Netanyahu Is 'Crazy' and 'Decides Everything' (Haaretz)
New details from the billionaire couple's testimony in the prime minister's corruption case, reported by Channel 13, include shock and dismay over his wife's behavior
• Oleg Smolenkov
Pulp Fiction Media (Automatic Earth)

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
A Small Reminder Of The Lower-Than-Zero Value Of Partisan 'Analysts'

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
A good read. The main points are set out concisely. -- RF
How Deep Is the Rot in America's Institutions?
Either we root out every last source of rot by investigating, indicting and jailing every wrong-doer and everyone who conspired to protect the guilty in the Epstein case, or America will have sealed its final fall.
Singapore plans a subterranean future
In the small island state, more space is needed as the population continues to grow
You can find underground shopping malls in the big cities of Japan. It just shows that there are too many people. -- RF
PG&E is headquartered in San Francisco, but it no longer has a lot of friends here. Power outages, sometimes lasting for hours, are fairly common. I have never lived in a city where they were as common as those I have experienced in San Francisco.
I strongly advise readers to place pillows under their jaws before viewing the photos. -- RF

## China ##
The NED Strikes Again: How Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests
The West has more to do with the Hong Kong protest movement than  it would like us to know. It's the ugly face of Washington's long-standing foreign policy directed at destabilizing one of its long-standing economic foes: China.
• War on Huawei

## US ##
Real US debt levels could be 2,000% of economy, a Wall Street report suggests
Total U.S. debt including all forms of government, state, local, financial and entitlement liabilities comes close to 2,000% of GDP, according to AB Bernstein.
Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay Middle Class: Revolving Credit Jumps 11.2%
70 Percent of Americans Say Arms Sales Make US Less Safe
A recent Chicago Council survey shows the Trump administration out of step with public opinion.
More people wake up to the reality that the two-party system is actually a China-style one-party system. -- RF

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