Friday, October 04, 2019


News Links, October 5, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
German machinery orders plummet, adding to recession fears
Dubai Seeks Investment To Bolster Flagging Economy
India's central bank cuts interest rate, downgrades outlook
The Collapse Might Finally Be Here
September was an absolute disaster for new car sales, more bad news may lay ahead for the car industry as a whole, General Motors' striking workforce digs in, Tesla's going to China and more...

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
PC maker HP to cut up to 9,000 jobs in restructuring push
WeWork is planning to lay off thousands — up to 25% of its employees — as its new CEOs focus on the core business
Sports Illustrated Layoffs 2019: '50% Of Staff' Lose Jobs, Replaced With Maven Bloggers

## Airline death spiral ##
Incident at Glasgow Airport over after police say package safe
U.S. airlines grapple with 'unfair tax' that adds to aircraft supply disruption

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr calls for government resignation, snap election with international monitors: statement
Russia's Medvedev says Cuba can 'rely' on Moscow
The rise of stealth combat drones
The US dropped out of the stealth UCAV competition and is now trying to catch up to the Russians and Chinese

## Migrants/refugees ##

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action
As net energy decline proceeds, societies will become increasingly destabilized, thereby leading to still further deterioration and rising global unrest. Vast nation-states with large populations require enormous energy flows to build and maintain. Once energy supplies start to falter, the process of collapse begins. -- RF
The use of ethanol dilutes the energy supply with low-EROI energy, and the production of corn for ethanol wastes large quantities of high-quality fossil fuels, thereby aggravating an already serious problem. -- RF

## Environment/health ##
First Nation people feed starving grizzlies in British Columbia

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Life's certainties: Death, taxes, and Cisco patching more serious vulnerabilities
From Hitler to Michael Jackson, unlikely names for Nobel Peace Prize
Eighty years ago on the brink of the bloodiest conflict in history, Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, illustrating that literally anyone can be nominated.
So, this is a request for a backdoor. (But one no government agency will refer to as a "backdoor.") "Lawful access" is law enforcement slang for "backdoor," kind of like "officer-involved shooting" is slang for "homicide" and "detected the odor of marijuana" is slang for "Fourth Amendment violation."

## Japan ##

## China ##

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