Thursday, May 10, 2018

 

News Links, May 11, 2018

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

## War on cash/cashless society ##
The dream of flight is turning into a nightmare. -- RF
A federal watchdog is reviewing how the Federal Aviation Administration handles allegations of improper aircraft maintenance at two U.S. airlines.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
EU rep says Iran deal will not 'fall apart' without the US
The US/Israeli plan is of course to provoke Iranian hardliners and precipitate war. -- RF
Armenian parliament elects Pashinyan Prime Minister
New Armenian leader confirms Armenia will retain its alliance with Russia

## Energy/resources ##
U.S. Shale's Refining Crisis
Mekong River nations face the hidden costs of China's dams
Dozens of projects threaten agriculture and fishing in Southeast Asia

Urbanization is on the rise; so is the urban heat island effect—a situation that is worsening with the decline of tree cover in U.S. metropolitan areas
Just wait — the outcry will come: they are taking "our" territory. -- RF
China's lock on drugs
Two pillars of Trump administration policy – combating the soaring prices for prescription drugs and equalizing the U.S. trade imbalance with China – appear to be on a collision course, drug and foreign policy experts say.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
White House to hold artificial intelligence meeting with companies

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Before You Tell Me What You "Know," Tell Me Your Sources

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Why some cities have had enough of Waze
The bottom line is that there are too many people and too many cars. -- RF

## Japan ##
Chinese premier urges Japan to join 'Silk Road' infrastructure project

## China ##

## US ##
The American Dream is Dead
The top 0.1% owns as many assets as the bottom 90%. And it's getting worse.




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