Category Archives: DOOM

China’s Weak Spots: Battery Tech, Food, And Medicine Production

Here are today’s prominent headlines from Techmeme: It’s all China.

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WBAI-FM Radio In NYC Ends Local Service

Wow. It’s been ages since I was a listener. That station always seemed to be on the precipice of doom. Now doom has arrived. Even though it had hosts I often wanted to see punched in the face, I’m not … Continue reading

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Germany Succumbs To Financial Fragility

Economic twilight zone: Bonds that charge you for lending Imagine lending money to someone and having to pay for the privilege of doing so. Or being asked to invest and informed of how much money you’ll lose. Sounds absurd, but … Continue reading

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Rumorworld

Deepfakes Will Destroy Our Information Ecosphere Wait. It gets even worse.

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Hong Kong Protests: Not Just Beijing

He spends half his $1300 monthly salary on rent. This is why he’s fighting for a fairer Hong Kong Tse lives in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong’s poorest neighborhood. In the most expensive city on earth, where apartments can cost … Continue reading

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Sundown Is Coming

Oh, it’ll vault upwards again. But when it goes down again, that’s it. And if you’re thinking this will be the end of Trump, you don’t understand the American people who voted him in. Network: Things Are Crazy Previously here: … Continue reading

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Fragility Increases

Investors Ponder Negative Bond Yields in the U.S. A steep slide in U.S. government-bond yields last week wrong-footed investors and left some pondering what was once unthinkable: whether interest rates in America could one day turn negative. Historically, people who … Continue reading

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Inside The House?

Well, this is something I never considered … “the call is from inside the house” When A Stranger Calls(1979).wmv Which house?

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What’s Next? Again

Fury at power cut that brought Britain to its knees: Government launches probe into mystery simultaneous failure of wind farm and gas-fired power station as officials insist there is ‘no evidence’ of a cyber attack I’m beginning to wish I … Continue reading

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Two Very Strange Financial Stories

20-Year Mortgages Hit Zero for First Time in Danish Rate History In Denmark’s $495 billion mortgage-backed covered bond market, another milestone was reached on Wednesday as Nordea Bank Abp said it will start offering 20-year fixed-rate loans that charge no … Continue reading

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