Tuesday, November 05, 2019


News Links, November 6, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
India says no to joining huge Asia Pacific trade pact
Gold Price Steady as 4/5th of Major Bonds Offer Negative Real Yield
Trade war losses for the US and China grow into the tens of billions of dollars
Our Currency, Your Problem
Nigeria's Lost Generation In The Global Economy
Struggling Norwegian Air raises $272 million from share sale, bond issue

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Beijing 'ready to work' with ASEAN countries on South China Sea code of conduct

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Thousands protest in Lebanon after rally to support president

## Energy/resources ##
Not all oil is created equal, and here's a good indication of that. Production costs keep rising, while the prices of petroleum products are suppressed to levels that are affordable to consumers. Guess what happens next. -- RF
Russia finds market for its vast reserves of Arctic coal
Just wait until the food shortages start. -- RF

## Solutions ##
Enough is Plenty

## Environment/health ##
Trump now has opening to pull US out of Paris climate pact
11K scientists declare climate emergency in new paper
More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries endorsed a new paper offering six areas of action for climate change mitigation based on analysis of 40 years of data.
Experts said breathing the air in New Delhi is equal to smoking 50 cigarettes a day.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Internet access cut off in much of Iraq: NetBlocks
US opens security probe of TikTok: report
The report, citing anonymous sources, said that the review by an intergovernmental panel might be looking into whether the app, popular for its music videos, was sending data to China.
Articles on the Iran hostage crisis typically fail to admit the ultimate cause, which can be found in the 1953 oil grab. -- RF
Christian Tourism to Israel: Buyer Beware
Ignorance in general, and ignorance of the Palestinian situation in particular, can be easily be exploited to the benefit of racism and oppression.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
The problem here is the failure to see that the industrial system can't fix itself. Governments should be engineering a graceful decline leading to societies that run at a much lower energy level. Instead, everyone is trying to sustain the unsustainable. -- RF
Good luck with that. -- RF
Nowhere to hide: Has China won the stealth war?
Military analysts clash over claims by China that it can now track US stealth aircraft with meter wave radar technology
US workers have endured four consecutive decades of declining job quality.
Schumer proposes $100B tech 'moon shot' versus China
With an eye on China, the U.S. Senate's top Democrat is floating plans for a new, deep-pocketed agency to invest $100 billion into cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, robotics and fifth-generation networking known as 5G.

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