Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Unspun News for the 11th May 2016

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PEPE ESCOBAR - “The New Normal: Cold War 2.0”  “Relentless rhetorical hysteria masks the real high-stakes game in play. And that’s where US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton fits in. Throughout her campaign, Clinton has extolled “a major strategic objective of our transatlantic alliance”. The major “strategic objective” is none other than the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a NATO-on-trade complementing political and military NATO.” 

“America’s Two-Faced Policy on Iran;  The Obama administration seeks to demonize Iran — along with Russia and China — while also demanding their help in areas of U.S. interest, an approach that is both disingenuous and dangerous, as British diplomat Alastair Crooke explains.”

“Around 600 members (pictured) of various European police and military forces have carried out a European Union (EU) funded training exercise, in preparation for major civil unrest and even war.”  For exercise, for exercise, for ……?

“'Truly appalling': Turkish border guards continue to shoot Syrian refugees, HRW says“

“UK prime minister invokes militarism and war to argue for EU membership“  That figures ….

“The economic and financial sanctions against Russia have highlighted the role of SWIFT in the US control of international monetary exchange. If Russia has already put in place, at national level, its own system, no alternatives exist yet internationally.”  Important piece of jig-saw here ….

“Why Middle Eastern Leaders Are Talking to Putin, Not Obama“

“According to the 2014 US-NATO declaration of confrontation with Russia, all member countries are supposed to commit 2 percent of their GDP to military expenditure. But as with most NATO plans and endeavours, this one has failed to meet expectations.  Following dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991 there ceased to be any reason for existence of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation“

“Defence industry poised for billion dollar profits from global riot ‘contagion’;  Forecasts of relentless civil unrest in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia seen as massive ‘investment opportunity’“  Putting money where mouth is?

“...historian Peter Kuznick about the West’s habit of downplaying the USSR’s role in World War II and the United States’ part in sparking the Cold War that followed.’  "The Americans and the Soviet have such different memories of World War II," Kuznick, a professor at American University, told (…)"Americans see it in the triumphalist sense. The Good War, the victory against fascism. But the American sacrifice was relatively minimal compared to the Soviet sacrifice."

“EU plans decades of austerity for Greece;   After the unanimous vote by Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) parliamentarians Sunday to impose a new package of €7.2 billion in pension cuts and tax increases, the euro group of euro zone finance ministers met yesterday in Brussels to discuss plans for restructuring Greek debt.“ …...

“Fascistic candidate Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippine presidential election“  Right in Oz’s backyard….

“IRID has completed a full sized model of the torus (suppression chamber) based on the damaged reactors at Fukushima Daiichi.”  Ever had that ‘doing something to be seen to be doing something’ feeling?

“Air bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old lava flows in the Pilbara suggest the Earth's atmosphere weighed less than half that of today and was far thinner than previously thought.”

US - “Oklahoma tornadoes wreak havoc in Comanche county, killing two people“

M5.0 @ 10km, NW of Australia - 400km NW of Broome.

“Dangerous New Normal as 400 ppm Carbon Baseline Expected Within Days; Australian Greens deputy leader Larissa Waters said the landmark 'should act as a global wake-up call'“  Yet only a few days ago they found that CO2 had been much higher historically?

“This amazingly high dust whirl appeared from nowhere on May 6, 2016 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.“

“The Siberian city has been hit by a rare snowfall in late May, and the uniqueness lies in its abundance, as much as 20 cm of fresh snow!“  WEATHER change strikes again!!!!

“The root of the delusion is that Nature is benign. Three days in the wild without the products of agriculture and industry would convince most True Believers that Nature is hostile, when in reality, Nature is indifferent to Mankind.“  “Fortunately, Fred Hoyle may have been wrong, because astrophysicists appear to be leading the development of a new climate paradigm based on solar and galactic phenomenon.”  VERY INTERESTING read!

“Busted claim: data shows that climate induced sea level rise didn’t wipe out five Solomon Islands … The sea levels of the Solomon Islands are rising of 7-10 mm yr-1 only by cherry picking“  Yeah - too convenient!

US - “A strong low pressure system over the central US will continue to produce intense thunderstorms, accompanied by tornadoes until the end of May 11, 2016,“

“DEEP within a dense Central American forest sit the ruins of an ancient city the world forgot.   And it has just been discovered by a precocious 15-year-old boy.   Quebec teenager William Gadoury claims he has discovered a long-lost ancient Mayan city using a clever combination of old-world astronomy and ultra-modern technology.”  Follow that lad!!!!!!

“Centuries of unpredictable climate may have been partly to blame for the fall of the western Roman Empire. A detailed record of 2500 years of European climate has uncovered several links between changing climate and the rise and fall of civilisations.“  Just coincidence, eh?



“The United States weather service has described a rare sighting of the Aurora Borealis, spotted over Seattle in the early hours of Sunday morning (local time), as the best display it had seen in a decade.“

“NASA has announced the discovery of 1,284 new planets outside our solar system, more than doubling the number of known exoplanets found with the Kepler space telescope.”

“Official” sunspots continue massive downturn“  Paying attention yet?

“Solar activity is low.”
“Earth's magnetic field is quieting today following a strong geomagnetic storm on May 8th that took forecasters by surprise.”

“Pulsars rotating faster than a dentist’s drill?    Pulsars are described as “lighthouses” with rotating beams of energy concentrated at specific points.”  “Thomas Gold concluded that pulsars must be highly magnetized, rapidly rotating neutron stars.”  Yet another nudge towards the EU reality….

“Some Queensland doctors could be prescribing medicinal cannabis to patients from as early as next month, the State Government says.“   Well, GO Queensland!!!!



“Synchronicity is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

~~Albert Einstein

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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