Saturday, February 21, 2015

Unspun News for the 21st of February, 2015

By transients.info's contributing news service, Unspun

WORLD
“Government defends decision to send four men back to Sri Lanka whose boat was intercepted as part of 'people smuggling venture'”  Looks like Oz now is displaying all the depths of compassion, care and humanity that Indonesia’s firing squads must feel, eh?

THE SAKER - “When I first heard of Poroshenko's latest idea about sending peacekeepers to the Ukraine, I had figured that he was talking about UN peacekeepers, the only ones with any possible legality for such an operation.  (…)  His idea is even crazier: he wants *EU* "peacekeepers"! (…) ”Am I the only one who is detecting a distinctly American "handwriting" behind this latest idea?”

“Merkel in Moscow and Minsk: Der Spiegel Says Putin Has Won;  A mammoth Der Spiegel article points to Russian-German understanding for a broad settlement of the Ukrainian conflict“
“It’s sounding like the Bush years all over again: the administration and Congress want a war and the media’s happy to cover it as the government prefers“  Not chance, or coincidence - just habit and practice…...

SO TRUE - “From the very outset, this air campaign has NOT been directed against ISIS.  The evidence confirms that the Islamic State is not the target. Quite the opposite.  The air raids are intended to destroy the economic infrastructure of Iraq and Syria.“  Fighter-bombers vs small arms?  C’mon…...

UNDER-REPORTED
“The strategic implications of the battle for Debaltsevo (UPDATED);  The Novorussians are in control of most of Debaltsevo (officially 90% officially 100% as of midnight GMT).  More relevantly, there is no more organized resistance”

“Brokering power: US role in Ukraine coup hard to overlook“

“Is Washington Preparing to Wage War on Russia?  Seeing through the Official Lies on Ukraine ;  Truce on the First Anniversary of the US-Led Coup“

“Since 9/11, We've Had 4 Wars in the Middle East. They've All Been Disasters.”

“Explosive New Snowden Doc: NSA/GCHQ Stole Vital Cell Phone Encryption Keys;  New reporting by The Intercept, based on documents leaked by whistleblower, reveals how spy agencies hacked world's largest SIM card manufacturer”

NUCLEAR
“Inspectors at a nuclear power plant not far from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan have found more than 4,000 violations in the inspection records for one of their reactors.”  Reassuring?   NOT.

EARTH
Oz - “A number of heat records have been broken in Western Australia's Goldfields region … Soaring temperatures have seen Leonora break its highest temperature record four times this month, with the new record being set at 46.8 degrees Celsius.”

M6.3 @ 10km, Off E coast of Honshu, Japan.

“Tropical Cyclone Marcia downgraded to tropical low, clean-up begins as more rain hammers south-east Queensland“
Good overview of our ‘cyclone sandwich’……..  Lotsa pix,

US / Canada - “Weekend Snow, Ice to Threaten an 1,800-Mile Corridor From Central to Eastern US”  (Not that Canada actually gets mentioned!)

A metre of snow in Cyprus…..

Great Lakes - “likely to have the most ice since records began,” says meteorologist“

M5.3 @ 60km, Hokkaido Japan region.

M5.2 @ 10km, S’n Mid Atlantic ridge.

UNCLASSIFIED
IMPORTANT!  An excellent look at “The War of Meanings” in global politics.  The keys to all deception.This takes my bitching about ‘climate’ change to a whole new level - revealing manipulation, deliberate complication, and creating confusion.

ALTERNATIVE

PREDICTION / FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
“Solar activity is very low, and it is likely to remain so for the next 24 hours. All of the sunspots on the solar disk are small and quiet.”
ALSO - “An unusual comet is skirting past the sun today. "It's a 'non-group comet,' meaning that it does not appear to be related to any other comet or comet family that we have on record,"

“On the surface, the idea that the sun could reverse its apparent direction and be seen to move from west to east might seem bizarre in the extreme, but exactly this is what several ancient traditions claim to have happened in the past.“  And here’s how it could be possible …..  Perhaps those oldies weren’t so dumb after all?

“The highly anticipated update of the analysis of data from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite starts with a first paper published in Astronomy and Astrophysics, which already holds in store a few major surprises. The first article in fact "rejuvenates" the stars of our universe. ….“

HEALTH
EARTHING and fibromyalgia - 22 min video.”There is now some hope for pain sufferers;  Listen to Coleen Flynn tell her encouraging story”

GENERAL / USEFUL
The 6,000 year hug ……….

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“Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbours have too many kids.”

~~Clint Eastwood


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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