Sunday, August 14, 2016

Unspun News 160814

UNSPUNEWS - 160814


WORLD
“Officials from the United States Central Command altered intelligence reports to portray a more optimistic picture of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria than events on the ground warranted, a congressional panel said in a report issued Thursday.“  Mebbe they got confused with their alphabet soups?

“...very interesting video where Putin speaks to western journalists, especially interesting given the situation in the Ukraine and Crimea at the moment.…”  A REAL statesman speaks ….

“At least 10 children have been killed and 28 injured in northern Yemen in what the country's dominant Houthi group said was a Saudi-led air strike on a school.”  Nice people, them Zaudis….


JUSTIN RAIMONDO - “Ukraine’s ‘October Surprise’ – may be coming in September” … “Tass is reporting that Panov has not only confessed that the operation was carried out under the direction of the Ukrainian secret service, but he has identified some of them by name.”

“Washington’s foreign policy hot shots are flexing their rhetorical, warmongering muscles to impress Hillary Clinton, including ex-CIA acting director Morell who calls for killing Russians and Iranians“   (Now go see PCR’s piece below …. Message received?)

UNDER-REPORTED
“Study: People Who Consume Mostly Liberal or Mostly Conservative News Easily Reject Facts”  [The study]  is titled, Driving a Wedge Between Evidence and Beliefs: How Online Ideological News Exposure Promotes Political Misperceptions.   The study’s authors set out to determine if partisan media sources contribute to political ignorance — and they did just that.”  Guess I’m preaching to the converted here, but …….!!!

“Ebola, Aids Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, US Dod?“  Has someone broken ranks?

“Manbij women have been ripping off their burqas and burning them, smoking cigarettes, while men cut off their beards, all while rejoicing at their newly obtained freedom after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) drove jihadists from the Syrian city.“   Oooops - propaganda slipping a bit?

PCR - “Rethinking The Cold War - and the new one” … “What the Russians and Chinese see are a people too brainwashed and ignorant to be of any support for peace. They see war coming and are preparing for it.“

NUCLEAR
“Fukushima Thyroid Examination Under Dual Review“  “Judging from the symposium theme, there seems to be a rush to bring closure to the thyroid cancer issue even before the final results of the second round screening are released. A glance at the program is quite revealing.”

ONYA KIWIS! “New Zealand set to mark anti-nuclear victory over the United States“

EARTH
“Torrential downpours in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi caused flooding that killed at least two men, left two people injured and forced residents to evacuate homes throughout the region ... officials said.  Pounding rain over the past two days led Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency, and forced the closure of schools, government offices and many roads.“

“Scientists from the Council for Geoscience are on their way to Limpopo to investigate the mysterious appearance of a lava-like fire which has injured three people after burning unabated for three weeks at Zaaiplaas Village in Sehlakwane”

AWESOME  indeed…. “This incredible night thunderstorm was captured east of Cattolica, Italy off the Adriatic Sea on August 10, 2016.“

“Northern Europe was hit with some weird August weather in the past week, as summer snows fell in Sweden and a city in Saxony experienced its coldest temperature on record.”   Global warming’s a bitch, eh?

“Yesterday on Twitter, Chip Knappenberger coined the term “landicane” to describe the low pressure center that has been gyrating over the northeastern Gulf of Mexico for days has now dropped very heavy precipitation over southeastern Louisiana.”  WEATHER change, anyone?

US -  “Historic flooding hits Louisiana: Parts of the state experienced a '1-in-1000-year' rainfall event”.

UNCLASSIFIED
OMG - Haven't our planking friends been busy with their bits of wood and ropes?  Riiiiiiight…..  Translate THIS, guys!

ALTERNATIVE
“Let me say it a different way. When it comes to stress, the most pressing issue is how we take care of it. When we’re talking about pressure, however, the question is how we will meet it.”  EXCELLENT advice in this piece ….

PREDICTION/FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
“Stars usually form in the company of siblings within dense stellar nurseries, but scientists have discovered a baby star that appears to be growing up alone, 1,000 light-years from the nearest star-forming region, and they're baffled as to how it became so isolated ….”

“Byron Bay backyard astronomer's photos spark NASA interest”  A tax return well spent!!

“Not one of these sunspots has the type of unstable magnetic field that poses a threat for strong flares.”
ALSO - excellent combo pic of the Perseid shower.

HEALTH
“Today 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk. These exposures are a rapidly growing form of environmental pollution worldwide.”  Quick - discredit ‘em ASAP…..

“Why You Should Avoid Root Canals Like the Plague”

Breathing for Dummies - “Bottom line—the quicker we breathe the sooner we are going to die. “  Paying attention?

GENERAL/USEFUL
“Officials at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) in southern California have been testing a weed killing wand called NatureZap that uses light in a controlled area to zap pesky plants and their roots. The service branch is researching the wand as a more environmentally sound alternative to herbicides.”

BOOK

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Two fish swim into a concrete wall. 
One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'


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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