Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Unspun News for the 7th April 2015

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WORLD
“Iceland’s government is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal – removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank.”  Looks like little Iceland may be the biggest, bravest country on the planet, Bar None!

Putins ‘disappearance’ - he WAS a busy bee!!!  Six quiet little triumphs ….

PATRICK COCKBURN - “A Young Prince May Cost Syria and Yemen Dear;  As the US and Iran reach accord, Saudi Arabia endangers the status quo in the Middle East”  And who is the major influence on the saudis?  Riiiiiight…...

“Yemen – The Big Picture; As usual, western media are deliberately confusing in communicating on the latest Mid-East conflict which eventually led to the recent atrocious bombing of Yemen by the US-directed Saudi alliance, including Qatar and other Gulf monarchies. They are proxies, to be sure, for their Washington masters.”  Good clear summary of the big picture…..


“Saudi Arabia, one the most undemocratic states in the world where people have absolutely no say, is incapable of saving democracy in Yemen, said Eric Draitser, geopolitical analyst. That is an insult to the intelligence of people globally, he added.“

A very interesting over-view by PEPE ESOBAR.  “Eurasian Emporium or Nuclear War?“  Who’s trying to do what to whom?

“A small remote airport in north-eastern Poland, once used by the CIA as a rendition hub, has already received over €30 million in EU funds for its re-fit, but experts say it is a perfect example of “how-not-to and where-not-to” invest, as its economic feasibility, projected tourist forecasts, and impact on local employment are desperately low.“  Silly decision, eh?  Yeah …. Riiiight.

UNDER-REPORTED
“About two and a half thousand Ukrainians surrounded the US embassy in Kiev on the first of April. People who disagree with the appointment of foreigners to the Ukrainian government, as well as the intervention of the Americans and Europeans in the public administration of the country, holding banners saying “We are not cattle!”  Didn’t see THAT on the news, didja????

“Amid ISIS Offensive, Besieged Refugee Camp in Syria Under 'Profound Threat'  The 18,000 residents of Palestinian refugee camp in Syria have already endured siege, starvation, and fighting”
“As Death Toll and Chaos Mount in Yemen, Red Cross Calls for Ceasefire;  'The streets of Aden are strewn with dead bodies, and people are afraid to leave their homes,' says Red Cross”

“Yet today, Lebanese Muslims and Christians, though still politically deeply divided, are protecting each other amid the gale-force winds around them. Why? Because they are today a much more educated population. It’s because they value education, reading and books and knowledge. And from education comes justice. Which is why, when compared to Lebanon, the Islamic State is a nation of lost souls.“  That is the last para in this piece by ROBERT FISK - and it is WELL worth a serious ponder.

“The CIA Is on the Attack in Argentina. Who Will Be its Next Victim?”  Nothing if not Trans-national…...

Ukraine’s women, children, seniors, sick, injured, hungry, homeless - same old, same old.  What happened to compassion, empathy, care……. ANYwhere?

“A confidential Spanish military report revealed that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) deliberately targeted a UN watchtower in Lebanon on January 28, killing a UN peacekeeper.”

NUCLEAR
“Scientists detect Fukushima radiation on North American shores” — Coastal communities ‘concerned’ — Over 7 Bq/m3 of cesium from dock in Pacific Northwest — Professor: It indicates arrival of other radioactive substances — “Represents potential radiological health risk””

“TEPCO - No Technology Exists To Stop Fukushima Death”  Good overview of the past 4 years…..  Face it - us smart humans have trashed a whole damn planet.

EARTH
Whoa!!!!! Ever seen a panic?  “Vegan diet best for planet” … “A federal panel that helps set federal dietary guidelines is recommending Americans eat less meat because it’s better for the environment, sparking outrage from industry groups representing the nation’s purveyors of beef, pork and poultry.“    “The meat industry is lashing back,... “

“R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What we’ll lose and learn from the world’s first major water collapse.”

“Most people see sewage as waste, but for farmers on Queensland's Darling Downs, it has proved a valuable asset.  Biosolid, a solid product from sewage treatment processes that have been treated in a way to make them safe for further use, are being used as fertiliser on important cropping land.“  OMG - now watch Big Chemical swoop in and kill this ….

Bangladesh - “Death toll in Saturday’s storm in Bogra rises to 14”

US - “...heavy rains in Eastern Kentucky are expected to bring Kentucky River levels to flood stage by Saturday.”

“ The Agua Negra border crossing between Argentina and Chile will be closed until April 30.  So said Secretary of Institutional Relations, Elena Pellatier, who noted that is because of high-mountain storms.“

“Turrialba Volcano spews more ash over Costa Rica's Central Valley in Easter eruption“

“12,000 Evacuated after Floods in Hunan province, China”

“5 Killed After Dams Overflow in South West Kenya“

UNCLASSIFIED
“Scientists Have Been Receiving Bizarre Signals from Space, and They Have No Idea What They Are“

ALTERNATIVE
How sad that this should be the ‘alternative’ and not the Norm’…...
“Over at “Digging in the Clay” Verity Jones has an excellent graphic summarizing the different levels of disagreement. The graphic deserves wider circulation. The types of disagreement range in a spectrum from the strongest, refuting the author’s central point, all the way down to the weakest, name-calling. Here’s the graphic:”       

“Easter eggs are not unique to Christendom, but find a match in the eggs painted by ancient Zoroastrians and modern Persians on occasion of Nowruz – the beginning of the new year, celebrated on the spring equinox.“  A fascinating read!!!!!

PREDICTION / FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
“For the second time in six months a huge blinding flash has temporarily turned night into day above the skies in Russia.   The mysterious white light was seen above the city of Stavropol, caught rather handily via a driver's dash cam.“

“New sunspot AR2320 is growing rapidly, but does not yet pose a threat for strong flares.”

HEALTH
“The 15 Most Effective Natural Remedies For Anxiety“

“Energy efficient light bulbs can cause cancer”

“(Un) Informed Consent: A Few Things Parents Don’t Know About the Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine – Part 1”

GENERAL / USEFUL
“An old classic: Ken Robinson gives one of the most popular TED talks ever. If you haven't seen it yet, now is the time!”  “This Is How Education Kills Creativity”  A 'need to know' for parents who wish to encourage creativity!

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“A great illusion of cosmic security thus envelops mankind, one that the "establishment" of Church, State and Academe do nothing to disturb. Persistence in such an illusion will do nothing to alleviate the next Dark Age when it arrives. But it is easily shattered: one simply has to look at the sky.”

~~ Victor Clube


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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