Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Unspun News for the 6th January 2016

UNSPUNEWS - 160106


WORLD
THE SAKER - MUST READ - assessment of Saudi intentions - a sectarian war within Islam?  “… the Saudi reaction is ridiculously out of proportion and this clearly indicates that this was a carefully staged provocation aimed at creating a new, and extremely dangerous, crisis in the Middle-East.    Now let’s look at the bigger picture:…..” … “.. when I see how deliberately the Saudis engineered their provocation and now how smoothly they then ridiculously over-reacted, I get very, very nervous indeed.”  The Zaudis at work …..

“The benchmark Shanghai index fell 6.9 percent, but that doesn't really matter. What matters, according to prominent economists, is how governments continue their failed response to the economic failures that austerity, rightwing ideology, and the global corporate elite have wrought.” Gosh, what a surprise?

Michael Snyder - “It is my contention that a global financial crisis began during the second half of 2015, and it threatens to greatly accelerate as we enter 2016.“  


ERIC ZUESSE - “America’s aristocracy is determined to take over Russia. Ever since the end of the Soviet Union and of its communism, the Cold War has become replaced by an increasingly hot war in which the US and its allies are expanding NATO right up to Russia’s borders, ...”

“More than 400 acres of crops have been destroyed by the IDF near the fence surrounding Gaza, in a lethal no-go zone maintained unilaterally by Israel on the Palestinian side of the border.”

UNDER-REPORTED
UK - “Teachers will be sent on formal training courses designed to “spot the signs of radicalisation in young people” it has been revealed.    The (ASCL) is launching the seminars designed to report and monitor young schoolchildren suspected of having terrorist leanings.“  As fear beat-ups go, this is one of the best yet….

“Nearly a thousand times this year, an American police officer has shot and killed a civilian.“  Hint, hint …… just think about that for a moment….

“Despite condemning Saudi Arabia's recent mass executions and raising concerns about human rights abuses, the Canadian government said this week it is moving forward with a controversial $15 billion weapons sale to the Gulf state.“  Gosh, what a surprise!

“Free iPhones, Drowning in Debt, and Human Husbandry“  and how those three items are connected.

“More than 400 acres of crops have been destroyed by the IDF near the fence surrounding Gaza, in a lethal no-go zone maintained unilaterally by Israel on the Palestinian side of the border.”  Gosh, I wonder why that’s under-reported?

NUCLEAR
“TEPCO to Tackle Removal of Molten Nuclear Fuel;  The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is expected to take on the challenge of removing the molten fuel from reactors that suffered meltdowns in 2011.“

EARTH
M5.8 @ 15km, SE of Shikoku, Japan.

M5.9 @ 10km, Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

“Heavy snow shuts schools in 37 provinces across Turkey“  That’s over a third of Turkey’s 81 provinces….
Also - “Incessant snow in Turkey”

“Dozens of villages in western Georgia lose power after heavy snowfall“

“Kenya – 3 Months of Flooding Leaves 112 Dead and Over 100,000 Displaced“

US - “Major Rains For SOCAL as Pattern Change To Bring Arctic Cold To East”

UK - “A stormy and warm December was the wettest month for the UK in more than a century, provisional Met Office figures show.“

UNCLASSIFIED
“A Twitter campaign urging Britons to help clean the streets ahead of the Queen's 90th birthday has backfired, with organisers being accused of treating people as "peasants".  DAMMIT!!!  Someone saw behind the curtain!

ALTERNATIVE
“Simple and effective:  1. Identify the problem  2. State what needs to happen  3. Offer to help”  A short read - and a highly recommended way of breaking the anger cycle.  The KEY component is - to offer to help.

PREDICTION/FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
“Strong magnetic fields discovered in majority of stars“  Gosh - you’d think they were electric and not nuclear at all, eh?

“A new way to test one of the basic principles underlying Einstein’s theory of General Relativity using brief blasts of rare radio signals from space called Fast Radio Bursts is ten times, to one-hundred times better than previous testing methods that used gamma-ray bursts, according to a paper just published in the journal Physical Review...”

“None of these sunspots poses a threat for strong flares. Solar activity is low.”
ALSO - 
“A broad hole has opened up in the sun's atmosphere, and it is spewing solar wind toward Earth. This is called a "coronal hole." (Big one)

“Any substance containing charged particles is a plasma: electrons, positive ions, electrically charged dust, neon lights, lightning, planetary magnetospheres, the so-called “solar wind,” stars, and even galaxies are plasma.”

HEALTH
“Millions of people who have been treated for cancer with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery over the past several decades did not really have the deadly disease, a new report shows.”  And probably NOT ‘only in America’ --- Big Pharma’s profits are global….

“An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma“  An Australian Aboriginal practise - “Listening in Stillness”.  Some VERY wise advice in here…..

GENERAL/USEFUL
“Frozen comes to life at China's Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival“  If there wAs one ice festival I’d like to visit, this is IT!

BOOK

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“First realise that your world is but a reflection of yourself and stop finding fault with the reflection”.

~~Sri Nisargadatta Maharat


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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