Sunday, January 11, 2015

Unspun News for the 11th of January, 2015

By transients.info's contributing news service, Unspun

“Open Letter to the Saker Community and all our friends”  Whoa …… looks like The Saker has really got under the skin of TPTB.  His last post (“I am NOT Charlie”) has been twisted and distorted for the muppet idiot-box masses’ consumption, and he has hit a heap of rocks.
WORLD
“Takfiris, on the other hand, condone acts of violence as legitimate methods of achieving religious or political goals. Middle East expert Robert Baer has written that "takfiri generally refers to a Sunni Muslim who looks at the world in black-and-white; there are true believers and then there are nonbelievers, with no shades in between.  A takfiri's mission is to re-create the Caliphate according to a literal interpretation of the Qur'an."  I had to look it up - so FYI, too, here it is… I expect you will hear it more soon.

“Germany: Tens of Thousands Say NO! to Racism, NO! to Xenophobia;  Saturday's protest counters last week's rally of the far-right Pegida“

THIERRY MEYSSAN - “Who Ordered The Attack Against Charlie Hebdo?”  Through the fog, he makes some good points….
FINIAN CUNNINGHAM - Lots of interesting snippets in here - “The Farce of Western Free Speech“   SO true…...

RAY MCGOVERN - (ex-CIA analyst) - the real ‘whys’ of Islamic radicalisation - including US torture high up the list.

Hungary - “Is Ukraine Style Coup Possible in EU and NATO Member-State?” ….. “Hungary is in for dramatic events to take place pretty soon. Neither the NATO, nor EU membership guarantee the European states from attempts to topple legal governments in case they go beyond the defined limits of political independence.”

“3,000 FSA Fighters Defect to ISIS in the Qalamoun Mountains”  “Comment: Yet the U.S.-led coalition is persistent in their training of 'Syrian rebel fighters.' “

“Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s Foreign Minister condemned the Paris terror attack as an attempt to escalate new cultural conflict that could lead to the rise of Islamophobia.“

UNDER-REPORTED
“Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Queensland's political leaders will join family and friends at the funeral for eight children who were killed at their Cairns home.”  (Insert your choice of cynical political comment here, with maximum disgust.)

Andre Vltchek - “Almost all radical movements in today’s Islam, anywhere in the world, are tied to Wahhabism, an ultra-conservative, reactionary sect of Islam, which is in control of the political life of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other staunch allies of the West in the Gulf.” …”It is very clear from the historical record that without British help neither Wahhabism nor the House of Saud would be in existence today.”

“A former White House official [PCR]  says the terrorist attack that killed 12 people on Wednesday in Paris was a false flag operation “designed to shore up France’s vassal status to Washington.”

“The rise and … rise of ISIL “

NUCLEAR

EARTH
Oz - Victoria - “January has been a period of extremities for Victoria. In just over a week the state experienced extreme heat, major fires, severe thunderstorms and now flash floods.“  In pictures - Violent, chaotic, unpredictable …...

M 5.5 @ 80km, Chagos Archipelago region.

M5.1 @ 30km, Tonga

UK - “Scotland’s road, rail and power networks have been disrupted after hurricane-force winds battered the country overnight”  Literally - Beaufort Force 12+ .  FORGET ‘climate change’ - that tax lurk is centuries down the track.  We have weather change, we have it NOW, and it is violent, chaotic, random, and unpredictable.  Get used to it - let your great-great-great-grandchildren worry about climate. We don’t have one - though we still do have seasonal weather variations.  Once again - weather patterns create climates, NOT the other way around! http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/09/scotland-railways-reopen-after-110mph-winds

M5.4 @ 107km, Kyrgyzstan.

M5.2 @ 10km, S’n Iran.

M5.5 @ 93km, Antofagasta, Chile.

“Time to move to Mars! Temperatures on the red planet were warmer on Thursday than fourteen states from Washington to Maine“

“South East Africa – Floods Hit Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique”  “Change in Monsoon – Rainfall 150% Higher Than Normal” - remind you of anywhere, Aussies?“

Vietnam - “The mountainous districts of Sapa and Bat Xat in north-western Lao Cai province might be experienced a widespread snow falling at midnight January 9 with temperatures plummeting to minus two degree Celsius.”

US - FLORIDA - “Snow danced over the streets of Jacksonville Thursday for the first time in five years and tied the record for the day of a trace set 57 years ago.”  Only a trace, but still - snow in Florida….?  That global warming’s a worry…….

“An updated list of at least 29 32 36 38 39 41 51 52 excuses for the 18-26 year statistically significant ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings:“

UNCLASSIFIED
“Charlie Hebdo shooting: #JeSuisCharlie tweeted more than five million times”.   Comment from an Unspunner:- “If Charlie Hebdo’s satire had been as anti-Jewish as much as it was anti-Islam - would this killing still be headlines today?”  Good question… frankly, I doubt it.  I am not Charlie - I have more respect for my fellow-humans than to ridicule their ideals, whichever cults they may like to follow.  (Except the foaming-mouthed fanatics - of ANY stripe!)  “DO UNTO OTHERS…….”

ALTERNATIVE

PREDICTION / FORECASTS
This is serious doom stuff - Fifty graphs, the sum of which (in one opinion) says “PricewaterhouseCoopers say’s 20 years to collapse - but I rather doubt that. The evidence is OVERWHELMING now that we won’t make it to 2020 before this happens.”  Less than five years …..Welcome to our ‘interesting times’!!!!

ASTRONOMIC
“Here’s a Fresh, Never Before Seen Impact Crater on Mars”

“Sunspots AR2257 and AR2259 pose a threat for M-class solar flares.”

“Cosmological redshift has been shown to be a property of matter and not one of velocity. It is far past time that scientists actually look at what they see with critical eyes.“  Perhaps our ‘known’ Universe is not so huge after all?

HEALTH
“Are statin drugs the cause of widespread decline in brain function?”  “Artificially blocking or otherwise inhibiting this vital enzyme is a recipe for health disaster, explains Dr. Brownstein, which is why he advises against anyone taking statin drugs. He also questions why any cognizant doctor would prescribe them, knowing that as many as 3.6 million people have reported brain dysfunction as a result of their use.“

“Vagus Nerve – Inflammation – Heart Rate Variability” …. “Neurologists and psychologists should take notice that a principle nerve pathway exists that acts as a kind of grand unification station to meld body, mind and spirit.”

GENERAL / USEFUL
“A jet stream is propelling commercial planes between New York and London to high speeds across the North Atlantic slashing flight times by almost an hour.”  Of course, if you’re going the other way…...

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“The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion and politics, but it is not the path to knowledge, and it has no place in the endeavor of science.”

~~Carl Sagan


Disclaimer 
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!

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