Friday, December 26, 2014

Unspun News for the 26th of December, 2014

I am going to try something new here and start posting a daily collection of links from a free email based alternative news service which I have been subscribed to for a while now. The articles that these links lead to are examined and picked by the person running 'Unspun', on a daily basis. It's also one of my daily sources for what I post on's Facebook page. We share similar opinions to what goes on with most situations in the world, but there are of course some areas of the news I simply don't follow that I know most others do, which are covered within Unspun .

A newspaper press in Limoges, France - Image source: Wikipedia

The editor / author of Unpun wanted me to be clear about a few points in relation to its contents. I enjoyed the way he worded what his main wishes were in regards to this, so I will just include exactly what he said - " aims at being broadly objective - definitely apolitical and non sectarian. Any comments therein are strictly the authors own 'take' on events on this strange little mud-ball and the critters inhabiting it!"

This is going to be a trial. As of now I don't plan to do this permanently, as Unspun is released pretty much on the early morning of every day. So, I will do this daily for a few weeks and see if people get something useful out of this and then decide if I will keep posting Unspun. It can be extremely handy to have the wisdom of a person who is generally on the same wave length as you, and who spends a lot of time and energy sorting through the daily news to come up with a very useful summary of important pieces of information.

With all that said, I present to you the first edition of Unspun through

By's contributing news service, Unspun

“Facebook is the pinnacle of social engineering, an online operant conditioning chamber – also known as a Skinner box – that is being used to track, trace, document, and manipulate half of the entire online population.”  “Facebook has turned its features against users, insidiously manipulating their timelines to show selected posts and updates while “soft censoring” others to manage public perception.“

“The U.S. government is preparing to hike the number of private mercenary forces in Iraq…”  Deniability?

“The Bear Squeezes Back: Ruble Rises Against Dollar” - a very simple explanation of the currency war right now - that Russia is winning.

“Why 2014 was a Game Changer in Palestine“  Five reasons - and a small shred of hope?

Transcript of witness interview re MH17 downing.  A very different story - but a good fit for the known facts.

“When These People Go Into Hiding, It Is Time to Pay Attention“  “Increasingly, it is looking like some major event(s) is/are coming and persons with insider information are attempting to remove themselves from harm’s way.”  “.. approximately 400-500 top level bankers have left their positions and have gone into seclusion.”  Also alphabet soup people.  And don’t even THINK ‘Only in America’…...

“The National Security Agency quietly released a heavily redacted report late Wednesday night showing that its mass surveillance program targeting U.S. citizens went on for more than 10 years.“  Think locally, act, globally?
“The Road to Torture - It's All-American“  “Torture is not generally regarded as an American value unless one’s name is Dick Cheney but it is a symptom of a government that is largely out of control.”  I guess being ‘exceptional’ can justify anything….

“Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the World’s Richest Country“

“Pope Francis uses Christmas address to condemn Islamic State's 'brutal persecution' of minorities“  That’s good.  This pope appears to be a refreshing change. But I can’t help thinking of the Maya …..  Wunnerful things, religions….


Mexico - Popocatepetl volcano - explosion & ash plume.

M5.2 @ 10km, nr E. coast of Honshu.

M5.7 @ 10km, NW Pacific Ocean.

M5.1 @ 10km, Gulf of California.

“Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic”  It’s taken a year, but buried in this story re-capping the rescue from the Russian passenger icebreaker last Xmas is some very bad news for the planet; from ocean circulation to penguin survival to plastic concentrations and extending sea ice.  Ignore the ‘human interest‘ - read the research….   

“Central Europeans are being told to brace for blizzard conditions, forecast to arrive this weekend.” (from Germany)

Iceland - “Bárðarbunga volcano update 22-December-2014”  “The eruption has now lasted almost four months. Making this the longest eruption in Iceland for many, many years. This might be the longest eruption in Iceland since 19th century.”

“NASA looks at some severe holiday weather from space“

China’s mysterious vanished civilisation - a tale of massive geologic change?

“Is fear present in your belief system?”  … “The energetic signature you use as your cornerstone is your resonate creation. Only you have any control over it.” … “What will it be? Separation or union? Friendship or antagonism? You make the decision – NOW”

Cyclone Tracy (1974)  (Ye Gods - that 40 years went fast …)  an Aboriginal warning:-  “Everybody you see [in Darwin] you tell them to come back to their country because something really bad's going to happen but we don't know what it is.” Given to Betty Pearce by Aboriginal Elders. This is a fascinating read, and only just revealed.

Sun quiet again … “Not one of these sunspots has the kind of unstable magnetic field that poses a threat for strong flares. Solar activity is low”

“Electric Universe theory has never required an unseen and undetectable component.”  Objectively, how weird is it that our ‘explanation’ of the Universe requires invisible ‘Dark matter’ invented to prop it up?  Hallo?

“This cool GIF shows the inside of the human body from head to toe“

Smart Bike - “Called the BiCi, it was designed by a team from Shanghai-based AOAO Studio after a four-month period of focusing on "what the perfect bike should be." The end result certainly looks unique, if nothing else.”


“There is no room for inner debate over what you know you have tasted with your own inner Being.  With that recognition comes the understanding of the pointlessness of debate with others who may or may not have shared the experience.  Whether they agree or disagree is irrelevant.”


There is much disinformation and misinformation ‘out there’.  I do not have the time to check the credentials of every writer that I place in Unspun, so please be aware that your discrimination, used in parallel with your open-minded intellect, is your best friend - ALL the time!


Marilyn R said...

Thanks Laron, I appreciate you and Unspun posting these articles, very interesting! :)

Linda said...

Great idea Laron! Unspun looks excellent, thanks.

Laron said...

Thanks for the feedback so far, you two!

Karyn Russell said...

All in a nutshell :-) ... where we can decide what to read about further if we wish ... Thanks for your initiative here , awesome :-)