Tuesday, October 08, 2019

 

News Links, October 9, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
• War on Iran
• War on Venezuela

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

## Energy/resources ##
Capital Flight Is Killing The US Shale Boom

## Got food? ##
Florida grapefruit growers make bold move to help save industry
Florida grapefruit growers are trying to help preserve the industry with new plantings, taking a bold step in the face of disease and storms that continue to decimate their groves.

I suspect that Western competitors are more concerned about losing market share. -- RF

## Japan ##

## UK ##
UK economy starts to show cracks under Brexit and global strains
Britain's economy is increasingly showing signs of strain as the Brexit crisis and the global slowdown intensify, with the loss of momentum appearing to spread to areas which have hitherto been sources of growth.
Parts of Cornwall which could be completely under water due to climate change
Trade department would lobby for government to accept Trump's demands for weaker food hygiene standards after Brexit, Whitehall memo says
Lowering food safety regulations to US standards would mean allowing sale of products containing rodent hair, animal faeces and maggots
Britain's Secret Saudi Military Support Program
By mistake, the U.K. recently revealed the budget size of multibillion-pound program that it manages to support the royal family's de facto protection force, which is also active in the devastating war in Yemen.

## US ##
Privatization of profits, socialization of losses. See following article. -- RF
What's Holding Up the Market?
The Fed's nearly free money for financiers policies in support of the Super-Rich do not exist in a vacuum--the disastrous consequences are already baked in.
Onward Christian Soldier: Imagining a Pence Presidency
Be warned, the Vice President's foreign policy positions invoke a messianism not seen since the Bush Administration.

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