Tuesday, June 13, 2017


News Links, June 14, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Legendary Investor Jim Rogers Warns That The Worst Stock Market Crash In Your Lifetime Is Coming 'This Year Or Next'
Passengers kicked off Qantas flight because 'plane was too heavy'
Around 40 passengers were asked to deplane from the Qantas Perth flight. 

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Trump praised Qatar for combating terrorism, Qatari Fin Min says
Qatar hosted Taliban 'at request of US government'
Qatari FM envoy on counterterrorism says Qatar 'was facilitating talks between the US, Taliban and Afghans'.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Thousands protest in Morocco against corruption
When interest rates fall, this tends to allow oil prices to rise, and thus allows increased production. This postpones the Peak Oil crisis, but makes the ultimate crisis worse.
Keep in mind that coal is needed to make the steel for renewable energy hardware. -- RF

## Got food? ##
Organizing Alternative Food Futures in the Peripheries of the Industrial Food System
To Bypass Food Embargo, Qatar Will Pay $8 Million To Airlift 4,000 Cows

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Found: "Crash Override" malware that triggered Ukrainian power outage
US Cyberweapons Are a Growing Disappointment Against ISIS

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
When 'Mother Jones' Wasn't Russia-Bashing
The Russia hysteria sweeping America's political-media world has spread to some progressive publications, like Mother Jones, that have forgotten the history of McCarthyism, even how they were smeared.
NBC's Kelly Hits Putin with a Beloved Canard
To prove their chops, mainstream media stars can't wait to go head-to-head with a demonized foreign leader, like Vladimir Putin, and let him have it, even if their "facts" are wrong, as Megyn Kelly showed and Ray McGovern explains.
How the Establishment Imposes 'Truth'
A new "press freedom" paradigm has taken hold in the Western world, imposing establishment narratives as "truth" and dismissing contrarian analyses as "fake news," a break from the Enlightenment's "marketplace of ideas."

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
We've Lost All Sense of the Common Good
The only way to rebuild a Common Good is to radically decentralize political, financial and media concentrations of ownership and power.

## Japan ##
Japan complains about Russian vessel in EEZ

## China ##
Grisly find exposes China's dirty trade in used blood bags and syringes
Discovery of mountains of used medical supplies being 'recycled' at a Hunan workshop reveals a web of dealers across the country, report says
China's 'social credit' threatens to become social control
Debtor blacklist just a prelude to ambitious data-based scoring
China has largest number of obese children in world, says study
Mainland also ranks second behind the United States for number of obese adults, international research reports
Singapore offers to help bankroll China's global ambitions
Singapore is offering up its financial industry to help bankroll China's ambition to develop a network of ports, railways, power plants and other projects across a broad swath of Asia, Europe and east Africa.
This Toxic Trifecta for Auto Loans is Fueling #Carmageddon
Subprime Auto-Loan Backed Securities from 2015 on track to be Worst Ever.
These Cities Have Too Many Stores, and They're Still Building
Cleveland, Memphis, and Chicago lead the way among metro areas where retail development has outpaced growth in demand.
The Everything Bubble, Part 1: Return Of The Subprime Mortgage
Rural Jails Are Locking Up More and More Americans
Sparsely populated areas have fewer resources to help people avoid incarceration—and a financial incentive to build bigger jails.

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