Friday, January 9, 2015

Unspun News for the 9th of January, 2015

By's contributing news service, Unspun

THE SAKER - on the Paris attack.  Probably the most intelligent and incisive comment I have yet seen re this event - a “French 911” is probably a good description. And he is spitting chips!!!  There are numerous points made here - and every one is valid.  Needs and deserves at least three readings!

JUAN COLE - an Excellent summary of the state of play post-the Paris attack.  “Sharpening the contradictions” is the strategy of sociopaths and totalitarians, aimed at unmooring people from their ordinary insouciance and preying on them, mobilizing their energies and wealth for the perverted purposes of a self-styled great leader.“

“Liberal Condemning of Charlie Hebdo Killings Offers Little Civilising Solace “  “Many, Muslims and non-Muslims, will have made the essential point that these killers are no more representative of Islam than the Ku Klux Klan is of  Christianity.  Many across the Islamic world have condemned the Paris deaths.”

US - “A new FAIR study finds that torture defenders outnumbered critics of torture by nearly 2 to 1 in TV news coverage of the Senate Intelligence Committee report released on December 9.”  The mind-moulders at work again….

PEPE ESCOBAR - “Who profits from killing Charlie?”  Another excellent analysis, as one would expect from Pepe escobar…..
“Unknown to many, this debate and resolution was taking place in the UN just before its delegates broke for Christmas.“  OOOOPS - the ““US Accommodation with Nazism” come into the glare of the spotlight…..  “Only 4 nations opposed this resolution: the United States, Ukraine, Palau and Canada.”

America - “A new survey has found that 42 percent of respondents believe that US forces found active weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the 2003 invasion, when, in fact, no such WMDs – the major rationale in the push for war – were recovered.”

“The US is behind the current drop in oil prices as it is aiming to undermine the economies of large petroleum producers Russia and Venezuela, Bolivian President Evo Morales told RT.”  Dated, but still valid unfortunately…..

George Galloway - “The idea that God, the master of the worlds, the creator of the universes is in need of "revenge" against a small satirical publication in Paris is absurd and makes a mockery of Islam.”

“Scientific Conference: Fukushima a global threat to human health — Radioactivity in food web off Pacific Northwest to “significantly increase” after one year — Salmon forecast to exceed Japan radiation limit — “Major concern for public health of coastal communities””  Not good…….

Oz - “The storms began sweeping across Victoria yesterday afternoon, dumping 45 millimetres of rain over parts of Gippsland.  Squalls of up to 100 kilometres an hour were recorded in Melbourne's eastern suburbs….”

“Trading heirloom or open-pollinated seeds with your friends and neighbors could be in violation of state law.”  And Monsanto said so, so there …...

Oz - “Weather bureau warns South Australia could experience heaviest rainfall in 30 years” … "The story is shifting quite substantially now from a fire environment to one in which we're worried about how much rain we're going to get,"….  Chaotic, violent …….

Oz - “Some parts of Victoria are expected to be deluged with a month's worth of rain in 72 hours, with flash flooding likely, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.”  Chaotic, violent ….

M5.6 @ 10km, Balleny Is region (S of NZ near Antarctica)

M5.5 @ 100km, Hokkaido, Japan region.

“A sudden jump in the number of lightning strikes inside a garden-variety thunderstorm might soon give forecasters a new tool for predicting severe weather and issuing timely warnings, according to research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville“

Some REALLY dramatic eruption shots of Sinabung volcano.  Awesome indeed…..

“Record Snowfall at British Columbia Ski Resort – Video“

Zimbabwe - “10 Dead after Floods in 6 Provinces”

Uruguay - “Evacuations after Uruguay River Threatens to Overflow”

Bolivia - “2 Dead in Santa Cruz, Flood Warnings in Beni”

“Ancient Mexico Provides Lesson on Human Unity, Experts Say“



“A strong G3-class geomagnetic storm erupted during the early hours of Jan. 7th, sparking bright auroras around Earth's poles.“  This was “Unexpected” - in other words, NASA et al really don’t know what’s going on on Old Sol right now …..

“Cross with the Sun” - we really shouldn’t write off old prints and drawings as fanciful ……. Here’s why.

“It's a family battle which has no winners and, tragically, at the centre is very sick little girl who is fighting for her life.  The plight of two-year-old Rumer Rose Maujean came to light this week after her father was charged by police for giving his daughter cannabis oil to treat her cancer.”  If you haven’t felt furious yet this year - this will change that.

“Scientists have discovered the first new antibiotic in nearly 30 years that can kill serious infections without encountering any detectable resistance, giving hope in the fight against evolving drug-resistant superbugs.“

HOAX - 'Skype Very Crowded - Deleting Inactive Users'

Useful info - IF you have the right gear!  “Heat shields and fire blankets saved the lives of two volunteer firefighters caught in a burnover in Western Australia's South West,”

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” 

~~Eckhart Tolle

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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