Friday 27 September 2019

World headlines - 25 -26 September, 2019

These headlines are from yesterday

Posting will be light until the rice crop is in.

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards/global cooling/deflationary collapse ##
Tour company Thomas Cook collapses, global bookings canceled

Negative Interest Rates Are Social Political Poison
The interest rate business model is dead. Negative interest rates killed it, with no replacement in sight.
Financial Storm Clouds Gather
The price of this "solution"--the undermining of the financial system--will eventually be paid in full.
Strains that sank Thomas Cook weigh on European airlines
The collapse of travel group Thomas Cook and a trio of subsidiary airlines, leaving 600,000 holidaymakers stranded, is unlikely to be the last failure among Europe’s struggling second-tier carriers.

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
• War on Iran
One deadly week reveals where the immigration crisis begins — and where it ends
In one week, thousands of migrants overwhelm the U.S. border. We reveal their dangerous journeys and the broken immigration system that awaits them.
## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Buildings torched as fresh unrest erupts in Indonesia's Papua
Is Aramco Lying About Its Damaged Oil Infrastructure?
Repairs at the Khurais field and the Abqaiq processing facility may take several months rather than the ten weeks tops that Aramco had initially estimated, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing foreign contractors working with the Saudi state giant.
The second photograph in this article shows the severe buckling of the solar panel support structure. -- RF
Who's going to guard this stuff after society collapses? -- RF

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Tech giants beef up body to fight extremist content
Tech companies led by Facebook on Monday joined world leaders in ramping up an industry body to weed out extremist content online, giving it a permanent staff.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
Let’s Talk About Saudi Arabia
It absolutely will get bad, everywhere. When people get hungry, the mood quickly turns ugly. -- RR
• War on Huawei
Canada says officials did not act improperly when arresting Huawei CFO
There is no evidence Canadian border officials or police acted improperly when Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was detained and arrested at Vancouver’s airport nearly 10 months ago, the attorney general of Canada said in a filing released on Monday.

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