Friday, July 10, 2015

Unspun News for the 10th July 2015

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WORLD
“Russia claims to have developed secret 'superweapon' capable of switching off foreign satellites and enemy weapons“  Surely that is a ‘super-defence’ item, not a ‘weapon’?  

“Anonymous takes down New York Stock Exchange; media pretends cyber attack was technical incompetence 'glitch'“  Can’t help wondering if this and the above story are related - prolly not.

Ohhh---YES!!!!!!  “Nigel Farage to Alexis Tsipras - Greece's Moment Has Come“  - Probably the best speech I've seen on Greece, and very true, too!  Names are NAMED - bank names too!  4 min video - with TRUE GRIT. 
“Are Human Rights Violations Already Being Trumped By Corporate Trade Deal? AP, Reuters report that Obama administration about to upgrade Malaysia's human trafficking status, seen as move merely 'for political expediency'“  Message received?

PCR - “From the standpoint of Washington’s doctrine of US world hegemony, the problem with Iran is its independence. Like Iraq, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, North Korea, Russia and China, Iran is not Washington’s vassal.“  Fairly obvious, but PCR lays it all out….

“War Without Mercy in Yemen; Towards the End of Saudi Arabia?“ The first picture is worth 1000 words…..

UNDER-REPORTED
Oz-orientated, and a bit long - BUT - probably the best article you’ll read about economics anywhere. “Catholic priests once preached to the people in Latin to ensure that their audience had no idea what was being said. The purpose of the sermon was not to explain or persuade. The purpose was to silence. How can you criticise something you don’t understand?“  The philosophy lives on…...

“Russian president Vladimir Putin tells Indian PM Narendra Modi he will 'try yoga' ahead of BRICS summit“  A couple of interesting little things in this story….

“Ukraine’s post-coup regime is now melding neo-Nazi storm troopers with Islamic militants – called “brothers” of the hyper-violent Islamic State – stirring up a hellish “death squad” brew to kill ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, on Russia’s border,”
ALSO -
“the post-coup regime in Ukraine has relied heavily on Nazi storm troopers to carry out its bloody war against ethnic Russians”

“As Greece’s spending on weapons shows, it’s not pensions or benefits that cripple economies, it’s the military-industrial complex“

THE SAKER - Being philosophical, and making a RESOUNDING success of it ….

NUCLEAR
“Many large marine mammals found dead around California, public warned to expect further strandings — FOX: “Very disturbing… I kept running into more… So unusual… Part of troubling trend” — ABC: “So many dead animals, it felt really tragic… Very peculiar… Fear there’s more to come””

“NOAA: Young herring “suddenly disappear” from Pacific, no one can find them; “This is an enigma, something’s happened” — Millions of missing salmon raising alarms; “Very odd… Very strange… Most different year ever… It looks really bad” — Fishermen catching only huge numbers of jellyfish” 

“Cover Up – Mainstream Reporting on Fukushima a Joke”  - and ain’t THAT the truth….

EARTH
“Africa's road to environmental destruction; Africa's raw materials are attracting investors and African states are hoping to capitalize by building roads connecting the continent. But activists warn developments could come at the expense of people and nature.“

“.. birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island” ... “Thousands of little blue herons, roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets, pelicans and other chattering birds were gone. Nests sat empty in trees; eggs broken and scattered on the muddy ground.“  OK - WHY?????

Oz - “Strong winds, rain, snow and hail are expected to hit the country's east coast for several days”
“Blizzard-like weather conditions could dump snow around Melbourne's outer fringes when a forecast cold snap arrives over the weekend.“
Oz - “New South Wales braces for cold snap that may bring snow, temperatures of zero across the weekend”

M5.5 @ 347km, Fiji region.

“Three typhoons have been swirling off the coasts of China and Japan with the first set to directly hit Hong Kong.”

M5.6 @ 88km, Near E coast Honshu, Japan.

Oz - “Strong winds, rain, snow and hail are expected to hit the country's east coast for several days”

PERU - “Snow killed more than two thousand alpacas in Puno, while more than 2000 families and 73 thousand animals were harmed in the town of Ananea.”

“Sea ice breakup update: high ice coverage just about everywhere, even Hudson Bay”

US - “Rain in Albuquerque from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday set a 24-hour record for the city, breaking a standard that dates to 1893 …”

“A powerful tornado ripped through the Mira community in northeastern Italy, a couple of miles west of Venice, near the Adriatic Sea. Unaccustomed to the phenomenon, the Italians were shocked, disconcerted and alarmed by the event.”

“Tropical Storm "Linfa" makes landfall in southern China“

July - “Record cold in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan”

UNCLASSIFIED
“2 Paranormal Cases That Convinced Prominent Skeptics”

ALTERNATIVE
“When you think about it, the phenomenon of synchronicity has some profound implications. In particular, the universe may not be operating like a cold, meaningless machine after all. Instead, the reality we experience each day may be flooded with, what I like to call fields of meaning.“  WELL worth a read and a ponder!!!

PREDICTION / FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
“We are all about to see Pluto like never before, thanks to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.“

“The magnetic field of sunspot 2381 is decaying, and it no longer poses a threa for M-class solar flares.”
ALSO - “Another fine display of red sprites appeared over Europe last night, July 8-9.”  Interesting …… particularly from an EU point of view!!!

‘Double layers’, X-ray explosions, and exploding transformers in Sweden ---- ‘There are more things in this Universe, Horatio, than are dreamt of …. ’ !!!!!!!

HEALTH
“Vaccines kill more people than sharks, alligators, bears, snakes and spiders combined”

GENERAL / USEFUL
Fascinating 4 minute video about the (rather odd) stability of bicycles - which cutting edge science STILL cannot explain!

THIS is long overdue … “an amazing movement in France just won a law making supermarkets give unsold produce to the poor and homeless.“

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“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it…. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change.” 

~~ Ray Bradbury, in ‘Fahrenheit 451’


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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