Sunday, September 17, 2017

 

News Links, September 18, 2017

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
King's forces arrest prominent Saudis in warning to critics
Haley: Diplomacy efforts with North Korea 'pretty much exhausted'
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday with the United States exhausting diplomatic means against North Korea, "military options" are an alternative.
Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents
Trump extends sanction waivers for Iran while imposing new ones
Weaponizing sound: Could sonic devices have injured diplomats in Cuba?
[E]xperts have their doubts this kind of weapon was used in Cuba and believe it is more likely a chemical exposure.

## Migrants/refugees ##
Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees, starts immunization

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protesters pour into St. Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop
Singaporeans hold rare protest over presidential vote

## Energy/resources ##
Is The Sun Setting On The Solar Boom?

## Got food? ##
Global Hunger By Numbers: How Conflict Drives The World To Hunger
The number of undernourished people across the world has increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016, which accounts for about 11 percent of total world population, the report says.
Oysters Can Get Herpes And Die
U.N. report links rise in hunger to climate change
Global hunger is on the rise, affecting 11 percent of the world's population, in part because of climate change, an annual report from the United Nations found.
Coastal development destroys natural barriers such as islands and wetlands, promotes erosion and flooding, and positions more buildings and people in the path of future destruction, according to researchers and policy advisers who study hurricanes.
San Diego Washing Streets With Bleach To Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
The NYT's Yellow Journalism on Russia
Reading The New York Times these days is like getting a daily dose of the "Two Minutes Hate" as envisioned in George Orwell's 1984, except applied to America's new/old enemy Russia. Even routine international behavior, such as Russia using fictitious names for potential adversaries during a military drill, is transformed into something weird and evil.
5 Lies Nikki Haley Just Told About The Iran Deal

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Way Nature Works: How Common is the Seneca Curve?
[T]remendous continual increases in research and development will be needed to sustain even today's low rate of economic growth.
McCain Laments 'Accident After Accident' After Military Cuts

## Japan ##

China rejects letting South Korea, Japan have nuclear arms
Wider use of nuclear weapons to counter threat from North Korea will only make the region more unstable, says Chinese ambassador to the US

Trump Extends Post-9/11 State of Emergency
'Temporary' State of Emergency Seems Increasingly Permanent




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