Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Unspun news for the 20th April 2016

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WORLD
“The United States will deploy additional forces to Iraq and make Apache attack helicopters available to support the country's troops, US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter has said.”  Another notch up…..

ERIC MARGOLIS - “ The great, long-awaited counterattack against ISIS has finally begun. The offensive that spans Syria and western Iraq is targeting the ISIS-held cities of Raqqa and Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.   For a variety of reasons, the much ballyhooed “final offensive” against ISIS is moving with all the speed of a medieval army of drunken foot soldiers and all the audacity of a lady’s garden party.”

“Hundreds feared dead as another refugee boat sinks in Mediterranean“  The cull continues….


“In the latest sign that the US has no intention to back down in the South China Sea, the Pentagon has announced plans to launch underwater drones near the Spratly archipelago.”

MofA - “The Obama administration has obviously decided to restart the war in Syria. Thousands of tons of new weapons have been purchased and delivered to the Jihadists including anti-air MANPADs of U.S. (full text) and Chinese origin. Half of the weapons the "rebel" mercenaries are given by their sponsors regularly end up in the hands of Al-Qaeda in Syria.”
ALSO- 

“Raul Castro: Cuba's President keeps top job as head of Communist Party“

UNDER-REPORTED
“The right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) has opened up a dramatic new political battleground by transforming itself into a blatantly anti-Islam movement.”  I wonder what excuse it’d be if not religion?  Colour? Ethnicity? Language?

“How US Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11” … “Actually, the kingdom’s involvement was deliberately covered up at the highest levels of our government. And the coverup goes beyond locking up 28 pages of the Saudi report in a vault in the US Capitol basement. Investigations were throttled. Co-conspirators were let off the hook.”  What - like the 6 dancing Israelis?

Why the Martin Bryant beat-up, and why now?  (Actually, it is a perfect example of manipulated public ignorance - the speed and accuracy of the shooter was 100% top-pro; Bryant was/is a mental deficient who had an air rifle.  But who knows enough about marksmanship to notice? Hallo?)

“Anachronism with no military or mission’: NATO foundations crumbled, says Stratfor founder“

NUCLEAR
“Workers dismantling bolt together tanks at Fukushima Daiichi received high radiation doses to the eye during their work. TEPCO did not announce this finding, reporter Mako Oshidori questioned TEPCO officials at a recent press conference and obtained the admission.”  The cover-ups continue….

“Radioactive wild boars multiplying like crazy in the abandoned zones around Fukushima“ … “The boar population has spiked from 3,000 to 13,000 as the animals move outside the exclusion zone.”

EARTH
M6.3 @ 20km, S.Sandwich Is region.

“Houston floods: Torrential rains deluge Texas city leaving at least five dead, transport shutdown“  Violent, chaotic, unprecedented WEATHER.

Spectacular indeed….. “A whale watcher has captured spectacular footage of a pod of about 1,000 dolphins fleeing an ambush by orcas in waters off California.”

“Russia – Floods in 3 Regions Affect 10,000 and Damage 2,500 Homes“

“An enigmatic and dangerous giant sleeps on the border between China and North Korea.  
It’s quiet now, but a millennium ago, the volcano called Mount Paektu exploded with a fury rivaling the largest eruptions in recorded human history, hurling crackling rocks and ash as far away as Japan.“

M5.3 @ 40km, Andaman Is, India region.

UNCLASSIFIED
3.5m diameter and over 40 tonnes - anyone lost a marble?  (About 1500 years ago?)

ALTERNATIVE

PREDICTION/FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
“Curious: A Total Solar Irradiance nosedive seen in SORCE data;   I don’t know if this is a real measurement, and that the Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) measured by the SORCE project is real, or if we are seeing another sensor failure situation like what happened with NSIDC and the sea-ice measurements done by DMSP F17 satellite.“ … “A look at the sun itself suggests it may simply be due to a very, very, large sunspot rotating through the Earth-View.”

“Big sunspot AR2529 is about to rotate off the solar disk, leaving the face of the sun mostly blank and quiet.” … “A CME hurled into space by yesterday's M6.7-class solar flare will not hit Earth, after all.”

GOOD point - “Earth should not be used to explain the Solar System.”  Well worth a read.

“A strange crater on Ceres seems to be warning spacecraft not to land on the dwarf planet's battered surface.  The rim of Ceres' Haulani Crater is composed of relatively straight lines, making the 21-mile-wide (34 kilometers) feature look oddly like a stop sign, as several dazzling new photos captured by NASA's Dawn probe show”

HEALTH
A VERY interesting article about LSD and its true usefulness in psychotherapy…..
BUT - “It is not in the interests of pharmaceutical companies to pursue LSD research since the drug is not patented, so they would not be able to recover the money from conducting research (…) Pharmaceutical companies would be far better maintaining the status quo in which psychiatric medications are prescribed for people with a mental disorder indefinitely."
  
GENERAL/USEFUL
“Nev Houses: Designer Nev Hyman creating flat-pack, cyclone-proof housing for vulnerable Pacific nations”  THIS is design genius at work…...

“Harnessing Infinity: The Promise of Quantum Computing“

BOOK

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"When I imagine how much I know, I am forced to imagine how much I don't."

~~ Michael Knight


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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