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Daily Digest 1/9 - The End Of The Debt Supercycle, Corporate America Throwing Down For The TPP

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 3:42 PM

Economy

Surprise! Corporate America Is Throwing Down for the TPP (richcabot)

That endorsement followed Monday’s announcement from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that it is throwing its weight behind the pact. “Open markets encourage cooperation and prosperity among nations and governments, rather than conflict, and the NAM has a long and proud history of promoting free and fair trade,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons.

How to avoid The Hague: UN’s most borrowed book is about war crime immunity (richcabot)

Her thesis concludes that leaders in power cannot be prosecuted while they are serving as the head of government, so the likes of Robert Mugabe or Bashar Assad would not be able to be prosecuted under US jurisdiction at present. However, once they step down, they can be charged by foreign courts.

She says there are two types of immunity that leaders can use in their defense under international law.

Berlin researchers develop test of free will (richcabot)

“A person’s decisions are not at the mercy of unconscious and early brain waves. They are able to actively intervene in the decision-making process and interrupt a movement,” said Prof. Haynes. “Previously people have used the preparatory brain signals to argue against free will. Our study now shows that the freedom is much less limited than previously thought. However, there is a ‘point of no return’ in the decision-making process, after which cancellation of movement is no longer possible.”

Populations of Young Are Declining Worldwide (Except Africa)...Masked by Old Living Far Longer (Except Africa) (Chris H.)

And below is how that looks annually averaged over the different periods. And like so many government tricksters, all the growth is in the far out years to balance out the declines over the next 15 years. I'll definitely take the under on that and guess 2030-2050 looks more like 2016-2030. For those curious what depopulation (from the bottom up) looks like, the linked article showing Japan, Germany, and China may be of interest here or more broadly here.

Mutated strain detected in S. Korean MERS virus outbreak (richcabot)

“There is a need to focus the country’s research capability on finding the reason for the change,” Paik Soon-young, a professor of microbiology at the Catholic University of Korea, told Yonhap. He stressed that research into the spike glycoprotein mutation is important to explain why the MERS disease spread so quickly in South Korea.

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare (richcabot)

DuPont rechristened the plot Dry Run Landfill, named after the creek that ran through it. The same creek flowed down to a pasture where the Tennants grazed their cows. Not long after the sale, Wilbur told Bilott, the cattle began to act deranged. They had always been like pets to the Tennants. At the sight of a Tennant they would amble over, nuzzle and let themselves be milked. No longer. Now when they saw the farmers, they charged.

The Global Bubble Is Popping (pinecarr)

Researcher and writer Dave Kranzler from Investment Research Dynamics joins me to discuss the global economic Ponzi scheme. As Deutsche Bank warns a “perfect storm” is developing – and as we see with the Chinese stock market so far in 2016, the global bubble is now popping. Meanwhile as Amazon.com still enjoys a nearly $300 Billion market cap and exemplifies the very definition of “Ponzi scheme” the global physical silver market has an estimated global market value of only $70 Billion AT MOST, remaining one of the most undervalued assets on earth.

Why don't black and white Americans live together? (westcoastjan)

In my reporting across the United States I've seen this first hand - from Louisiana to Kansas, Alabama to Wisconsin, Georgia to Nebraska. In so many of these places people of other races simply don't mix, not through choice but circumstance. And if there's no interaction between races, it's harder for conversations on how to solve race problems to even begin.

2016: Oil Limits and the End of the Debt Supercycle (reflector)

There are actually a number of different kinds of limits to a finite world, all leading toward the rising cost of commodity production. I will discuss these in more detail later. In the past, the contraction phase of the supercycle seems to have been caused primarily by too high population relative to resources. This time, depleting fossil fuels–particularly oil–plays a major role. Other limits contributing to the end of the current debt supercycle include rising pollution and depletion of resources other than fossil fuels.

Arrest of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Urged After Contaminated-Water Scandal Implicates Top Staffers (richcabot)

But it was not until this week that Snyder declared a state of emergency, following in the footsteps of the city’s mayor. “The health and welfare of Flint residents is a top priority and we’re committed to a coordinated approach with resources from state agencies to address all aspects of this situation,” Snyder said on Tuesday.

One Map That Explains the Dangerous Saudi-Iranian Conflict (Michael W.)

What the map shows is that, due to a peculiar correlation of religious history and anaerobic decomposition of plankton, almost all the Persian Gulf’s fossil fuels are located underneath Shiites. This is true even in Sunni Saudi Arabia, where the major oil fields are in the Eastern Province, which has a majority Shiite population.

Gold & Silver

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Nomi Prins to write for Jim Rickards Strategic Intelligence

Just saw on Twitter this news.

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Jim Rickards

Not a fan of Rickards, to put it mildly.

I was trying to read one of his books a year or so ago.  I forget which one, perhaps Death of Money, or Currency Wars.  Any way, about a chapter into the book, he went off on a tangent about losers who question the government and MSM story line on 9/11.  

The tirade had nothing to do with the book, but did crystallize his position.  He obviously has ties with the CIA and therefore the government.  Some of what he says may be valid, but I would always question his spin.

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Good riddance
LesPhelps wrote:

Not a fan of Rickards, to put it mildly.

I was trying to read one of his books a year or so ago.  I forget which one, perhaps Death of Money, or Currency Wars.  Any way, about a chapter into the book, he went off on a tangent about losers who question the government and MSM story line on 9/11. The tirade had nothing to do with the book, but did crystallize his position.

Remembered this exactly. Couldn't get past page 24 of that book, if I recall correctly. Immediately it went off to the neighborhood "little free library". Good riddance.

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