Unspun News 170320

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

WORLD
“The war in Afghanistan is not just the longest and most expensive American war to date, it seems that it can be carried on indefinitely, largely due to the fact that it resembles the catastrophe the US troops faced in Vietnam.” The ‘bottom line’ is not encouraging …
http://journal-neo.org/2017/03/19/will-trump-have-the-courage-to-sound-a-retreat-in-afhganistan/

“US Pressures G20 Into Dropping Climate Reference from Joint Statement; ‘Climate change is out for the time being,’ said one anonymous German official”. Viewed objectively, this says a lot!
http://www.commondreams.org/news/20…20-dropping-climate-reference-joint-statement

“Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies”
https://sputniknews.com/military/201703191051743367-russia-united-states-china-laser-systems/

UNDER-REPORTED
“The Australian government’s selective view of history and capacity for self-delusion in its foreign policy was on full display when Foreign Minister Julie Bishop delivered the Fullerton Lecture to the International Institute of Strategic Studies in Singapore on Monday 13 March 2017.” Definitely compulsory reading for Aussies ….. And others too!
http://journal-neo.org/2017/03/17/more-delusional-thinking-in-australian-foreign-policy/

JAMES PETRAS – “We will proceed in this essay to compare and discuss the unbroken rise of militarism over the past seventeen years. We will then demonstrate that militarism is an essential structural feature of US imperialism’s insertion in the international system.”
http://petras.lahaine.org/?p=2130

“Predators of press freedom have seized on the notion of “fake news” to muzzle the media on the pretext of fighting false information.” The elephant in the room…..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1703/S00068/predators-of-press-freedom-use-fake-news.htm

“Several countries are developing nanoweapons that could unleash attacks using mini-nuclear bombs and insect-like lethal robots.” Charming ……
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/17/mini…-weapons-being-primed-for-future-warfare.html

“In yet another sign of the threat of a wider war in the Middle East, the Syrian government fired anti-aircraft missiles early Friday morning at Israeli planes after Tel Aviv launched one of its deepest incursions into the conflict to date, carrying out a raid near the Syrian city of Palmyra.”
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/18/syri-m18.html

NUCLEAR

EARTH
Pix of Reykjavik’s record-breaking snowfall, on 1st March.
https://www.rt.com/viral/379103-iceland-reykjavik-snow-record/

Oz – NSW – “Thousands of people have been cut off, evacuations have been ordered and more than 20 people have been rescued from cars amid torrential rain in NSW this weekend.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-…lates-communities,-sparks-evacuations/8367424

PERU – “The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peru’s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated.” ‘Highly unusual’? Hey – we ain’t seen NOTHING yet.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-19/peru-floods-death-toll-rises-to-72/8367630

“Earth’s lost history of planet-altering eruptions revealed; Geologists unearth signs of major volcanic events stretching back 3 billion years.”
http://www.nature.com/news/earth-s-lost-history-of-planet-altering-eruptions-revealed-1.21630

M5.6 @ 60km, Solomon Is (that makes 5 x M5+ in the pst 3 days in the Solomon Is area)
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=577869

US – “Lake Tahoe expected to fill up with largest physical rise in recorded history”. (California/Nevada)
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lake-Tahoe-fill-full-capacity-level-rise-record-11007117.php

US – Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont – record snowfalls across the board.
https://www.iceagenow.info

“An impressive sandstorm swept through Saudi Arabia’s northern city of Sakaka on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and was captured on video.” Impressive indeed!
https://watchers.news/2017/03/19/impressive-sandstorm-sweeps-through-saudi-arabia/

UNCLASSIFIED
“Corporate Genetic Screening and the New Eugenics Record Office; The creepiness of this type of genetic testing technology is that it opens up the very fabric of our DNA to the very same interests who have been on the record hoping to sterilize or euthanize vast numbers of us for decades.”
http://bit.ly/2nAS8te

“Euthanasia debate becomes personal for Nikki Gemmell after mother’s ‘lonely death’”. A sad story, but one of great value in the euthanasia debate. “Mum’s death was horrifically lonely and bleak because she couldn’t tell anyone what she was going to do for fear of implicating her family and friends, so she did it entirely alone,” Where is the divide between maintaining life, and torture?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-…euthanasia-debate-after-mothers-death/8347548

ALTERNATIVE

PREDICTION/FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
From Thunderbolts – 10 min video re comet 67P – “One of the most surprising discoveries was the appearance of “sand dunes” on the comet nucleus — a planetary feature that has no business on a body with insufficient atmosphere to produce mechanical winds.”

“The face of the sun has been blank (no sunspots) for 13 consecutive days. The last time this happened was April of 2010, near the end of a deep Solar Minimum.”
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=19&month=03&year=2017

HEALTH
“Making the ‘beast’ beautiful: What if your anxiety could be useful?”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-19/sarah-wilson-making-the-beast-beautiful-anxiety/8355808

“An eye-test has been developed that may be able to detect symptoms of concussion, simply by measuring the pupil’s response to light.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-19/concussion-eye-test-eliminates-patient-influence/8367170

GENERAL/USEFUL
A Tiny House in Japan – absolutely beaut!!!!! (Many more at this site too…..)
http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/off-grid-cabin-in-japan/

BOOK

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“Although you may spend your life killing, you will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.”

~~ Nagarjuna

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.