Tuesday, May 02, 2017


News Links, May 3, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Contagion: Home Capital Bank Run Spreads To Another Canadian Mortgage Lender
However, the proposed cryptocurrency solution won't work because in the future power grids and the internet will go down. -- RF

Ultimately it doesn't matter what Trump does; geography trumps everything. -- RF
Top US commander in Europe signals need for more troops to counter Russia
Thailand intensifies state control under new king
Harsh censors and restricted freedom of expression have always weighed on Thailand's human rights record, but developments over the past month now suggest an intensified level of state control — a fresh development on top of the nation's delayed return to democracy.
Team Trump Lines Up with Israel
Israel's abuse of the Palestinians remains an open sore in the Middle East even as Israel and Team Trump try to turn everyone's attention to the red herring of Iran.
Just like previous administrations, Team Trump learns it must toe the line and get with the program. -- RF
US Dropping Bombs Quicker Than They Can Be Replaced — US Air Wars Literally Unsustainable

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##

## Got food? ##
Japan's potato chip crisis hits home as spud shortage strikes snack makers: Report
To celebrate World Tuna Day, eat anything else
Japan exceeds catch quota as 'sustainable' sushi bar in US holds the bluefin

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Video of the Day – Ron Paul Speaks to Julian Assange

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Drinking the Russia-gate Kool-Aid
Russia-gate, the Democrats' over-the-top attempt to blame the Kremlin for Hillary Clinton's disastrous campaign, has become the party's go-to excuse to avoid confronting how it lost touch with average Americans.
Maybe that's the idea. Japan has no battle-hardened troops, which is conceivably a source of concern for the military establishment. -- RF

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