Tuesday, July 28, 2020


News Links, July 29, 2020

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Second COVID-19 wave forces new travel curbs around the globe
A Midsummer Nightmare for Tourism: UK, Other Countries Impose Quarantine Requirements on Returnees from Spain as Virus Cases Surge
Fresh Tsunami of Cancellations Washes Over Tourism-Dependent Spain amid Fears Borders Will Slam Shut Again.
Lebanon becomes 1st country in Middle East and North Africa to enter hyperinflation
Desperate hunt for yield forces investors to take 'extreme risk'
Greyerz – Brace For Collapsing Global Stock Markets And Skyrocketing Gold Prices
Gold & Silver Melt-Up Continues In Asian Trading
King dollar's decline ripples across the globe

## Cut, baby, cut! ##
Victoria's Secret parent L Brands to slash 15% of corporate workforce

## Airline death spiral ##
JAL to Report over 100 B. Yen in April-June Operating Loss
In China, airlines plug 'all you can fly' deals to pierce coronavirus clouds
JetBlue Airways swings to quarterly loss and expects revenue to drop 80% in third quarter

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
First French fighter jets head to India after purchase
The United States Faces Irreparable Damage in a Cold or Hot Conventional War with China and its Allies
First Swiss deal with Iran via humanitarian channel has gone through - Swiss govt
Australia tells U.S. it has no intention of injuring important China ties
South Korea to have solid-fuel rockets in major deal with US

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Australian police disperse Black Lives Matter rally
National Guard major tells lawmakers he saw 'excessive' force used on protesters near the White House

## Energy/resources ##
Coal Consumption Plunged to Lowest Since at Least 1973. Why There's No Hope for Coal
Iraq's Oil Exports To China Up 27.5% During First Half of 2020

## Environment/health ##
High and dry: developed Cambodian wetlands raise flood risk
More than a million Cambodians are at risk from increased flooding and worsening food security, NGOs warned Monday, due to the destruction and gradual filling-in of Phnom Penh's wetlands by politically connected developers.
Report links world's top meat firm to deforestation
Brazilian firm JBS, the world's biggest meat processing company, was again accused Monday of "laundering" cattle from ranches blacklisted for destroying the Amazon rainforest.
• Coronavirus

Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous 'Peking' Policy
A rant by Mike Pompeo regarding what the U.S. should do with China led to a fruitful exchange between an old China, and an old Soviet hand.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Did Trump Bomb Syria on False Grounds?
The American media is ignoring leaks from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that suggest a whitewash.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Nation Is Falling Into the Abyss Between Wall Street and Main Street
The abyss between the Fed's illusion of phantom wealth for Wall Street and the collapse of Main Street is bottomless, and our descent into the abyss is accelerating.

## Japan ##
Japan confirms close to 600 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Kyoto

## US ##

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