Unspun News 170106

Everyday Bernie gathers together a collection of recent world events and unravels them out to his readers. Here is today’s latest Unspun News.

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WORLD
“The U.S. establishment is not content simply to have domination over the media narratives on critical foreign policy issues, (…) It wants total domination. Thus we now have the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act” that President Obama signed into law on Dec. 23 (…) setting aside $160 million to combat any “propaganda” that challenges Official Washington’s version of reality.“
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-04-the-war-against-alternative-information.html

“The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.“ Along with Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
https://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0514_Atlantic-Resolve

“CONFIRMED: US deploys troops to Russia’s border; Dozens of United States Special Operations forces are now in the Baltics to counter a fake threat from Russia – what could go wrong?”
http://theduran.com/confirmed-us-deploys-troops-russias-border/

Oz – “What if Murphy’s Law — that anything that can go wrong will go wrong — finally catches up with Australia? There’s certainly a lot that can go wrong with the Australian economy next year, and it’s unlikely that most of it will go wrong all at once, but what if it did?“
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-06/murphys-law-guide-to-australian-economy/8163918

UNDER-REPORTED
“The Swedish government has told municipal authorities to prepare civil defense infrastructure and procedures for a possible war. ” GET THE MESSAGE YET?
https://www.rt.com/news/370290-sweden-prepare-possible-war/

“US coalition spared ISIS oil production facilities in Syria – Russian MoD“
https://www.rt.com/news/372639-coalition-spared-oil-isis/

“Confirming once again that war, to those who are sent to fight them, is absolute hell, newly released Pentagon statistics show that suicide — not combat — is the leading killer of US troops deployed to the Middle East.” Culling’s culling – any which way.
https://nexusnewsfeed.com/article/h…-in-the-middle-east-is-not-isis-it-s-suicide/

“The telecommunications industry has launched a new push for changes to the Federal Government’s mandatory data retention regime, as a review begins into whether to allow the data collected to be used in civil cases.“ See the creep?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-05/telco-industry-pushes-for-metadata-collection-changes/8162896

NUCLEAR
“The future of nuclear energy in Japan, nearly six years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster“ Some interesting facts and figures here ….
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-05/the-future-of-nuclear-energy-in-japan-after-fukushima/8162686

EARTH
Oz – summary of the overall weather in 2016. The emphasis (spin) is almost a foregone conclusion, eh?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-05/2016-year-of-extreme-weather-bom-climate-report/8162366

How to overcome honesty in meteorology … “Metting was later fired because she “refused to conform to [DOE management’s] predetermined remarks” and provided “candid and complete information” in response to the committees’ questions, the report said.“
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/20/e…imate-action-plan-by-firing-honest-scientist/

Perth, W.A. – “Last year’s winter was the coldest since 1993, with an average maximum of 18 degrees Celsius, and a minimum of 8.1C.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-…coolest-in-decades-bom-climate-report/8164000

Oz – “There are major disruptions for rail passengers in central Queensland after large sections of the track were damaged following days of torrential rain.“
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-…er-line-tracks-damage-torrential-rain/8163176

The Science of Bushfires ….
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-06/the-science-of-bushfires/8124050

US – Cal. – “A series of winter storms is forecast to continue hammering California with several feet of heavy snow and driving rain over the next few days and into the weekend,”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/01/04/california-sierra-snow-south/96164874/

DENMARK – “Water levels in parts of Denmark reached up to 177cm above normal on Thursday morning after a predicted winter storm swept through the nation.“
http://www.thelocal.dk/20170105/photos-100-year-flood-hits-denmark

Volcano report – “Activity for the week of 28 December-3 January 2017“
http://volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm

“Here in New Zealand, where it’s supposed to be high summer, we’ve got snow falling to 800 metres (2,400 ft) today in the South Island, says reader….”
http://www.metservice.com/mountain/southern-lakes

UNCLASSIFIED
“Stripped of the false realities of democracy, legitimate media authorities, and American exceptionalism, U.S. society is having a “psychotic break” of sorts. What many Americans have previously believed to be “reality” is disintegrating.“ An interesting perspective on the crash-and-burn of a phoney self-image. Written by a practicing clinical psychologist.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01…ealities-americans-political-psychotic-break/

ALTERNATIVE
How’s THIS for alternative? But don’t go into town to buy one …. “The device is rather simple, harvesting electromagnetic energy from the atmosphere, then converting it to direct current which can be used to power electrical devices.” I do hope this lad has life insurance….
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/05/…sla-inspired-free-energy-device-for-under-15/

PREDICTION/FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
Repeat item, different report – “Astronomers trace radio bursts to galaxy billions of light years away”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-…o-galaxy-billions-of-light-years-away/8163318

“The sun is blank–no sunspots.”
ALSO – “New Meteorological phenomenon? “”As the auroras intensified and developed into multiple coronas, people were less bothered by the cold,” Wright observed.”
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=05&month=01&year=2017

Oh, gosh!!!! “According to a recent press release, astronomers from the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia “…discovered strong magnetic fields are common in stars, not rare as previously thought.”
https://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2017/01/05/star-magnets-part-two-2/

HEALTH
“Concerned parents have expressed fears for the lives of dozens of sick Queensland children following raids on a South Australian cannabis oil producer.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-…ensland-parent-fear-for-sick-children/8163606

“People who live near busy roads laden with heavy traffic face a higher risk of developing dementia than those living further away, according to researchers in Canada.“
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-…tia-risk-to-living-near-heavy-traffic/8164054

GENERAL/USEFUL
A vindscreen viper!!!!!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-05/red-bellied-black-snake-emerges-from-under-car-bonnet/8163674

BOOK

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“In order to learn, one must change one’s mind.”

~~ Orson Scott Card

 

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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Bernie is a retired seafarer, living in Tasmania, Australia. He became interested in the disinformation in world events after 911, and research regarding those events morphed into Unspun as a small counter to the world of misinformation. He enjoys writing, and reads a lot; he also has interests in alternative healing methods.

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