Friday, June 09, 2017


News Links, June 10, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
South Africa Escapes Junk at Moody's as Rating Cut One Step
Mexican Industrial Production Crashes In April
However, Manufacturing was not the worst of it as Mining plunged 9.6% YoY, Utilities declined 3.0%, and Construction tumbling 6.5%.
Central Banks Have Bought A Record $1.5 Trillion In Assets In 2017
"It's A Perfect Storm": List Of Retailers In Danger Of Bankruptcy Hits Record 22
Jim Rogers Warns Next Crisis Will Be "Biggest In My Lifetime"

## Airline death spiral ##
Copa pilots in Panama threaten strike over pay
Chinese student detained for 10 days after slapping airport worker
How 'Basic Economy' Actually Makes You Pay More to Fly
United Airlines and top Chinese tennis star in bust-up over 'excess baggage'
Sex in an airplane seat? Making staff cry? Why airline passengers have lost the plot

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
African states band together to defeat crime on high seas
Trump 'may not have known' US has 11,000 troops in Qatar when he bashed country on Twitter: report
Israel Plans Massive New Settlement Expansions Despite Trump's Call to Hold Back
Over 3,100 New Housing Units Advanced This Week, More Than Expected
Catalonia Secession From Spain: Independence Referendum To Be Held Oct 1
ISIS Loses Ground In Syria And Becomes More Deadly
South Korea says it will abide by US missile defense agreement

## Migrants/refugees ##
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Far-right group aims to stop informal migration to Europe
After crowdfunding 73,000 euros a new far-right, pan-European movement is campaigning to stop informal migration to Europe, drawing concern from humanitarian and leftist groups.
Number of Potential Migrants Worldwide Tops 700 Million (Gallup)
Hundreds of migrants saved in Mediterranean, one dies, aid group says

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

## Energy/resources ##
U.S. Producing A Lot Of Natural Gas, But Still Not Any Making Money
This is an example of how "new technologies" are "unlocking new resources" to save the day! -- RF
The Niger Delta Avengers Declare War Once More
UAE Reinstates Total Ban On Qatar-Linked Oil Tanker Movement
East Coast Heat Wave Promises to Jolt U.S. Power, Gas Prices
Oil Trains Remain Industry's Long-term Plan for Shipping to West Coast
Solar power price slump casts shadow on India's green future

## Got food? ##
Northwest Wheat Farmers Battle Fungus
Democrats will never let this go because it would force them to talk about real issues like Wall Street, oligarchy and imperial foreign policy, but they don't want to do that.

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