Monday, October 5, 2015

Unspun News for the 5th October 2015

UNSPUNEWS - 151005


WORLD
“'Club of One': US Now Lone UN Member Outside Children's Rights Treaty;  The U.S. helped draft part of the Convention on the Rights of the Child—so why hasn't it ratified it?“

“36,000 troops, 200 aircraft & 60 vessels: NATO launches biggest war games in 13 years“  HINT, HINT…..

“President Obama is caught between the harsh realities of the Mideast and the fantasy world of Washington’s warmongers, but he prefers to risk a global catastrophe than to stand up to the neocons, the liberal hawks, the Israelis and the Saudis, ...”  All of which the author could have covered with one word...


“Russian Operation in Syria: International Law“ … “Let us take a closer look at the legal aspects of Russia’s actions.”

“MSF demands independent probe into hospital airstrike in Afghanistan”  OK - now just IMAGINE the western MSM headlines if this ‘collateral damage’ had been from a Russian bombing?  Is that ‘biased reporting?

“Russia says it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State (IS) militants but which Western powers say aims to support president Bashar al-Assad.“  Let’s see - Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad … even  Chavez and Allende, all popular, all replaced by far right dictatorships….  And nearly all used oil money for the benefit of their populations. Just coincidence, right?

UNDER-REPORTED
“Sergey Lavrov compared the situation around Bashar Assad to that around Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi”  Great minds thinking alike??
ALSO - "Destruction of cultural and historical monuments in Iraq and recently in Syria’s Palmyra shows that those people do not only strive for power on large territories, but also conscientiously undermine the very basis of universal human culture,"  GOOD point - so what is being hidden/destroyed?  And why, and by whose orders?

MIKE WHITNEY - “Less than 48 hours later, Russian bombers were raining down precision-guided munitions on terrorist strongholds across western Syria sending the jihadi vermin scrambling for cover.   That’s how you fight terrorism if you’re serious about it.   Bravo, Putin.”

“What happens when those allies you held closest to you turn out to be working towards your demise? Worse still, what if those truths you held as certainties were no more than a web of lies weaved by politicians to sell you on their wars?   We are living in strange times indeed when politicians and governments can argue supporting radicals in the name of national security and democracy.”  Big truths in here…..

“CIA Interventions in Syria: A Partial Timeline“  1940’s to today…….

“The Russian Air Force has conducted more than 60 flights and bombed over 50 Islamic State targets in three days, according to Russia’s top armed forces official. He added the strikes have significantly reduced the terrorists’ combat capabilities.”

“The embattled Syrian president said a year-long air campaign by Western and Arab air forces in Syria and Iraq had been counter-productive, helping terrorism spread and win new recruits.   But he said a coalition of Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq could achieve real results.”

NUCLEAR
“More than 50 years ago, a nuclear reactor located above Simi Valley, California at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory experienced a partial meltdown.  For the next 20 years, the catastrophe which leaked over 300 times the acceptable amount of radiation into surrounding neighbourhoods remained hidden from the public. When the site was initially built, it was in a remote area, but nowadays thousands of people live within two miles of the lab.”  Trust me - I’m a government….

EARTH
MUST READ!  “A mathematical discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change everything about the climate debate, on the eve of the UN climate change conference in Paris next month.” … ““Yes, CO2 has an effect, but it’s about a fifth or tenth of what the IPCC says it is. CO2 is not driving the climate; it caused less than 20 per cent of the global warming in the last few decades”.

“After part of Cape Verde’s Fogo volcano fell into the sea roughly 70,000 years ago, a wave 170 metres tall slammed into nearby Santiago Island, now home to over a quarter of a million people.”  And here, but for the grace of …..

“With their world in grave danger, the dinosaurs couldn’t catch a break. The famous asteroid or comet that hastened their demise touched down in the middle of a period of climate change caused by burbling volcanoes.”

“Hopes are fading of finding any further survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 73 people, even as rescue workers dig through earth and rubble in search of hundreds of others still missing.”

Urrrk - not for me!!!  “The ABC's Lenny de Vries takes a plunge in Palau's Jellyfish Lake — one of the world's creepiest ecosystems.“

“France floods: Violent storms, heavy flooding in French Riviera leaves 13 dead, officials say”
ALSO - 

Chile quakes still popping, and now Peru, too …. M5.6 @ 80km.

India - over 50 killed by lightning strikes in a day.

“Tropical Storm "Oho" forms near the Hawai'i”

“Typhoon "Mujigae" hits China: tens of thousands evacuated, 120 missing in the Philippines“

UNCLASSIFIED
A question …. Does anyone ever ‘declare’ a world war?  Like, on what dates were WW1 or WW2 officially declared?  Or is it just a hindsight thing - “Oh, that?  Yeah - that was a world war….”
Just wondering…..  I’d love to miss it.

ALTERNATIVE

PREDICTION/FORECASTS
Edgar Cayce …. “Out of Russia will come the hope of the world”….. Makes you wonder, hmmmm?

ASTRONOMIC
Thunderbolts Project latest newsletter…..  67P and Pluto feature large!  

“Sunspot AR2427 has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares.”  (Earth-directed, but not for long…)

HEALTH
“Paediatrician Admits ADHD Is ‘Made Up,’ Prescribes Meds Anyway;  Says kids need it to compete academically“

“How might contact with nature promote human health? Promising mechanisms and a possible central pathway”… “This article offers: (1) a compilation of plausible pathways between nature and health; (2) criteria for identifying a possible central pathway; and (3) one promising candidate for a central pathway.”  Interesting reading!!

GENERAL/USEFUL
Oz - Tas, (and elsewhere) - “The deaths of another two Tasmanian devils bred in captivity in a bid to ensure the species' survival has brought the number killed on the state's roads to four.”  OK - for about $8 you can get a pair of adhesive animal-scaring whistles that fit on your car (per instructions) AND YES, THEY DO WORK.  And, of course - you are preventing damage to your car.  The only time I have hit an animal in about 20 years of using these, one had fallen off un-noticed.  Since then I always have a spare pair too, still in their packet!  A VERY well spent few dollars.  Just DO IT!  Please?

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“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”

~~ Marcus Aurelius


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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