Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Global headlines - 11 December, 2019

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Recession Ahead: An Overview of Our Predicament

## Airline death spiral ##

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
So 14,000 Troops to the Middle East ‘Fake News’? Not So Fast
The defense secretary may deny the number, but an internal struggle over the Iran 'threat' suggests there will be deployments.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protests rage in northeast India over citizenship bill
The flow of outside capital has always been the key to the continuation of the plays. Not the geology. Not the economics. Other people’s money.
US Moves To Sanction Russia-led Gas Pipeline Nord Stream 2
Clean and green? Tossing Old Solar Panels Into Landfill Is Greener Than Recycling Them
Sooner or later, all waste comes back to haunt us. The attempt to justify landfilling is a trick to make the poor energy return on renewables look better. -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Google Maps tracks everywhere you go. Here’s how to automatically delete what it stores

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Afghanistan war metrics were manipulated to highlight battlefield success, according to bombshell WaPo report
The Campaign to Lie America Into World War II
Before Pearl Harbor, there was an elaborate British influence operation of forged documents, fake news, and manipulation.

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
The Taxonomy of Collapse
The higher up the wealth-power pyramid the observer is, the more prone they are to a magical-thinking belief that the empire is forever, even as it is crumbling around them.
Industrial-age barbarism: The 2019 Black Friday Video Hall of Shame

## Japan ##

## China ##

## UK ##
Using history to understand hidden wealth in the UK
Internationally, the pattern of a low-tax pre-war era followed by a high-tax post-war period is almost universal. Applying the method presented in this column to other historical wealth data from other countries could lead to the uncovering of vast sums of hidden wealth.
Duncan Burt, the boss of National Grid’s electricity system operator business, thanked households for helping to balance the energy grid by “getting paid to use more energy on a windy night”.
Patient data from GP surgeries sold to US companies
Data about millions of NHS patients has been sold to US and other international pharmaceutical companies for research, the Observer has learned, raising new fears about America’s growing ambitions to access lucrative parts of the health service after Brexit.
Extinction Rebellion stages air pollution protests in London and Manchester

## US ##
Jobs of the future will include farming, blacksmithing, farming, woodworking, farming, hunting, farming, and highway robbery. And did I mention farming? -- RF
Accounting Fraud & Freight Recession Topple Celadon, Largest Truckload-Carrier Bankruptcy in US History
Creditors trying to repossess trucks over the weekend. Thousands of drivers on the road, some stranded. Employees left in the dark. Shares plunge 93% this morning from nearly nothing to practically nothing.
The liberal class and the Democratic Party leadership have failed, even after their defeat in the 2016 presidential election, to understand that they, along with the traditional Republican elites, have squandered their credibility. No one believes them. And no one should.

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