Monday, 28 July 2014 17:58

World News Desk 07-28-2014

From Rice Farmer:

## Global Ponzi meltdown/House of Cards ##
You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot

The Relentless Fiasco of French Unemployment

Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal

The Absurdity of Celebrating ‘Successes’ of Scandal-Ridden, Bailed-Out Banks

IMF fears ultra-low rates are fuelling asset bubbles


## Airline Death Spiral ##
8-hour flight restrictions to hit city airports today (Shanghai)

Chinese Airlines Brace for Dramatic Losses Due to Military Drills – Report

JetBlue, the ‘Nicer’ Airline, Needs You to Get Ready for a New Bag Fee

Airline Legroom: Boeing and Airbus Help Shrink It Even More

Airline Stocks Swing To Sharp Losses Despite Hefty Q2 Profits

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
The Reasons Why Israel's Military Is In Such A Tough Fight

'John Kerry is an alien, an ongoing embarrassment': what Israel thinks of US secretary of state

Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief

Gen. Dempsey: We're Pulling Out Our Cold War Military Plans over Ukraine

SBU Cleans Website of Bogus "Proof"; Mystery of 312 Grows

16 Considerations Which Debunk Washington’s Propaganda About Flight 17

US Releases Satellite Images Allegedly Proving Russian Shelling Of East Ukraine

Study: Arms embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

Saigon Redux: US Embassy Flees “Liberated” Libya

Barrel Bomb Attacks Devastate Iraqi Families

Increasing number of Syrians joining Islamic State, says UN

Peshmerga Suffering Losses against ISIS

US, Iranian Drones Crowd Iraqi Air Space

Coastal tanker hijackings continue

Nigeria: Sea Pirates Engage JTF in Gun Duel

Berlin points finger at NATO for June ATC blackouts
The German government has indicated that NATO electronic warfare (EW) training exercises were responsible for civilian ATC radar display blackouts in central Europe on 5 June and 10 June 2014.

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Fast food workers vow civil disobedience
Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.

I’ve worked at McDonald’s for 10 years and still make $7.35 an hour

Jews Stage Massive Anti-War Protests In Tel Aviv, New York and Elsewhere


## Energy/resources ##
Nuclear renaissance: Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

Iraqi Kurdish oil nears Texas port for likely offloading

PetroChina trying to trim $1.23-billion payment to Athabasca: source
PetroChina, the Chinese oil giant rocked by a corruption scandal that has spread to its Canadian unit, is trying to reduce a $1.23-billion payment to Calgary-based Athabasca Oil Corp. for oil sands properties it believes are of poorer than expected quality, a source close to PetroChina said Friday.

 

## Got food? ##
UN Bodies Sound Alarm on Looming Famine

Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern


## Lifestyle Solutions ##
Wave of the future: Multigenerational Households Make Sense

Our Peach Pie Workshop

In my view, the only meaningful response is to take control of as much of your life as you can and opt out of destructive systems as much as possible.


## Environment/health ##

Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste

West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Is Spiraling Out of Control

Nigeria Fears Man Carried Ebola on Jet

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Ebola now taking toll on doctors

California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

'Kissing bug' disease prompts growing concern in U.S.


## Intelligence/propaganda/security/internet/cyberwar ##
Washington And Media Russia Bashing Is Riddled With Lies, Hysteria And Humbug

Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts

Electronic aura could be answer to lost passwords

Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face
In a world of increasingly sophisticated facial-recognition technology, a drastic technique can throw the machines off your trail.

JFK airport security flunks kayaker test

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing


## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Post-peak Rome: the lake that defeated concrete

Nissan Expands Recall Over Explosive Air Bags
Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.


## Japan ##
Japan Exports and Trade Balance vs. the Yen; Abenomics in Review
Despite the widely touted success of Abenomics, a few charts will prove success is all hype and no reality.

Ten people die, 1,400 rushed to hospital amid heat wave

Hokkaido Electric seeks approval for second hike in energy rates

Residents near Sendai N-plant get iodine preparations

 

## China ##
End of China's property purchase restrictions looms
Facing a decline in the property market, Beijing's policy to restrict home purchases in order to beat speculation driving up prices may be nearing its end. More than half of the 46 cities which adopted controls on the purchase of residential properties  have abolished or relaxed the restrictions, and the central government has acquiesced.

China Adds East China Sea Drills to Spate of Military Exercises

China Cements Eurasian Trade Routes With Great Silk Road Revival: The Infographic

## UK ##
Anger grows over Jurassic Coast wind farm plans


## US ##

America’s Lost Decade: Typical Household Wealth Has Plunged 36% Since 2003
Does it feel like you’re poorer? There is a simple reason why – you are! According to a new study by the Russell Sage Foundation, the inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36% decline… Welcome to America’s Lost Decade.

American-Grown Gangs Fuel Immigration Crisis From Central America

By the Numbers: US Poverty

Study: Colorado River Basin drying up faster than previously thought

California Tries to Measure Water Use as Drought Worsens

West's water worries rise as Lake Mead falls

Beneath The Tepid Housing Recovery: Pre-Crisis Rot Re-Emerging

The New York Times calls on US to legalize marijuana

Driving our way into poverty: Subprime auto debt continues to expand while domestic auto production remains weak.

More grandparents raising their grandkids

Another nail in the coffin of the nuclear family. -- RF

Detroit not alone in shutting off water for unpaid bills

9/11 death toll rises as cancer cases soar among emergency workers

Malibu beach wars: app revealing public access to beaches infuriates wealthy homeowners

Baghdad threatens to sue as Kurdish oil tanker nears Texas

 

And finally...

Too hot during the blackout? Cool down with an electric fan, veteran newscaster suggests (Japan)

Duh! -- RF

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