Thursday, December 08, 2016


News Links, December 9, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Australian Economy Contracts 0.5 Percent in September
Dutch to stop subsidizing renewables in long-term climate strategy
The Netherlands will gradually phase out subsidizes for renewable energy and shift its climate change strategy to areas such as energy saving and carbon capture, the government said on Wednesday.
But — as admitted in the article's first sentence — the panels are made using fossil fuels. When the current generation of panels is retired, fossil fuels will again be needed to manufacture a new generation. We can't be sure that fossil fuels will be available then. -- RF
On the other hand, this study makes the opposite claim about fossil fuel debt repayment. -- RF

Just the other day I said that there would not be enough money, and already this huge increase! -- RF
The contraction is coming, no matter what. Trump will perhaps be blamed for it, but there's nothing Trump or anyone can do. -- RF

## China ##
Our "Gaslight" Economy
If you don't like what these charts are saying, please notify The Washington Post to add the St. Louis Federal Reserve to its list of Russian propaganda sites.
Democrats Launch New McCarthyism
Unwilling to examine the real reasons why Democrats did so poorly on Election Day, party leaders in Congress are scapegoating Russia and setting in motion a new McCarthyism.

## Recount ruckus ##

## POTUS-elect ##
Trump and His Iran-Haters
Some of President-elect Trump's national security appointees are part of Official Washington's "we-hate-Iran" group think, raising concerns about another Mideast war.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016


News Links, December 7, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Italians Vote "No," Renzi to Resign, Banking Crisis Now Looking for Taxpayers

As Indians struggle with the chaos caused by last month's sudden banning of their 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, money-laundering networks are spreading across the country, seizing on a new market in helping people turn their cash hoards into legal tender.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Assad Troops Have Taken 52 Percent of Rebel-Held Aleppo, Russia says

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Riots Rage in Athens After Peaceful March Over Teen's Death
Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft Join Forces to Take Down Terror Content
It'll be interesting to see what content is considered "terror." -- RF

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
A Disintegrative Winter: The Debt and Anti-Status Quo Super-Cycle Has Turned
The Soviet Union collapsed overnight. Don't assume western democracy will last forever
Unfortunately the writer seems to perceive only the political dimension, and does not see that the primary driver behind our current in-progress collapse is energy. -- RF

## US ##
If Clinton had won and conservative media called on Trump voters not to pay taxes...? -- RF

## POTUS-elect ##

And finally...

Sunday, December 04, 2016


News Links, December 5, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Vancouver Housing Market Freezes Up, Sales Crash, Prices Sag, For-Sale Signs Proliferate
Australian Airport security to be beefed up
The federal government is beefing up security at airports to counter the threat of attacks from insiders, such as cleaners and baggage handlers.
Can Airlines Restrict Free Speech?
Drunk And Violent Passenger Forces NYC-Bound Flight To Turn Back To Hawaii

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Syria army seizes new rebel district in Aleppo: monitor
Japan, Russia and the 71-year dispute over the Kuril islands
Does Turkey have to choose between Brussels and Shanghai?
The Coming War on China
The Remarkable Story of Fidel Castro
Since Fidel Castro's death, the mainstream U.S. news media has been on a flashback to the Cold War presenting one-sided denunciations of the "communist dictator," but there is another side to the story.

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Russian Central Bank Loses $31 Million in Cyber Attack
But there's still the question of why it's OK for the US to meddle in the affairs of other countries, but it's not OK for other countries to meddle in US affairs. -- RF

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news ##
Putin warns artists against 'dangerous behaviour'
Vladimir Putin on Friday told artists not to confuse freedom of expression with "outrageously dangerous behaviour" and suggested the Charlie Hebdo massacre could have been avoided if the magazine had not insulted Islam.
Washington Post Reporter Won't Discuss His Controversial 'Blacklist' Story
Will Rand Paul Fight Fake News With a Filibuster?
Clinton's 'Russia Did It' Cop-out
In a last-ditch effort to salvage Hillary Clinton's campaign, establishment Democrats are slinging McCarthyistic mud, joining in smearing independent journalists and blaming everything on Russia.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Missouri struggles to pay for road, bridge repairs
Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household
The Iron Heel at Home: Force Matters
[W]ithout the surge in healthcare spending, GDP in 2015 would have essentially stalled. And without the secondary industries feeding off the healthcare boom, such as the construction boom of healthcare facilities, GDP would have looked even worse.

## Recount ruckus ##

## POTUS-elect ##

Friday, December 02, 2016


News Links, December 3, 2016

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Government Bond & Mortgage "Meltdown" Crushes NIRP
Beyond Income Inequality
Can the current iteration of global capitalism be reformed, or is it poised to be replaced by some other mode of production?

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Indonesia Blasphemy Protest Swells to Crowd of 200,000

## Lifestyle solutions ##
How to Stay Warm Without Electricity

## Environment/health ##
Spike in Yellowstone grizzly deaths tied to conflicts with humans
It never occurs to people that perhaps there are too many humans. -- RF

## Recount ruckus ##
## POTUS-elect ##

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