”Cyber security researchers find technical evidence that suggests ransomeware WannaCry was written by a North Korean-run hacking operation”. Of COURSE!!
“A Russian citizen accused of being a hacker by both Russia and the U.S. has claimed U.S. officials offered to cut him a deal if he admitted to interfering in the 2016 presidential election.” But is that fake news?
JONATHAN COOK – “How Israeli Schools Help Sabotage Peace Prospects” … “The Palestinian minority are effectively turned into little more than resident aliens in their own homeland. (….). If a society’s future lies with its children, the outlook for Israelis and Palestinians is bleak indeed.“
“Putin urges major rearmament of Russian military based on Syria experience”
THIERRY MEYSSAN – “Anxiety is growing in Latin America – the United States and the United Kingdom are preparing a « Spring » for them on the model of the « Arab Springs ».” Just quietly, before you noticed …..
LOTS of interesting, varied and informative items here (as usual). Too many to post here individually!
“Privacy activists released a toolkit on Tuesday to help parents protect their children’s information online.” What planet are we living on now? Just asking ……
MofA – “It is a fakenews day. Three stories are making the rounds through the media that are each based on false or widely exaggerated interpretation of claims. North Korea, Syria and the U.S. President are the targets.” PAYING ATTENTION?
“President Vladimir Putin clarified Russia’s position on Syria’s burning Kurdish issue. President Putin explained that Russia will continue to maintain good relations and be in close contact with both the Syrian government as well as Kurdish forces.”
“Violence And Intimidation Against Republicans Are Becoming The New Normal“. ‘Domestic’ violence in USA…..
“Scientists Reveal Fukushima Doused Everyone on Earth With Radiation“
Oz – “Parts of Queensland affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie just over a month ago are bracing for another big wet weather event, with isolated rainfall up to 400 millimetres expected to fall between Wednesday and Friday.”
US – Washington state – “As this seems to be the winter that never ends, the Cascades are once again under winter weather headlines. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Washington Cascades until this evening, with accumulating snow as low as Snoqualmie Pass.”
India – “Hailstorm damages crops of 900 farmers”
“Several days of heavy rain has led to flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province in South Africa. Over 100 mm of rain fell in Durban in 24 hours, 14 to 15 May, 2017.”
M5.7 @ 252km, S of Fiji Is
China – “At least 4 people have been killed and thousands evacuated after heavy rain caused severe floods in southeast China over the past couple of days.”
US – central – “NWS SPC warns that severe thunderstorms are expected Tuesday, May 16, into Tuesday night from portions of the southern Great Plains to the upper Mississippi Valley, with the greatest severe weather risk from southwest Kansas into western Oklahoma and the eastern Texas Panhandle.”
Oz – Qld – “Parts of Queensland affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie just over a month ago are bracing for another big wet weather event, with isolated rainfall up to 400 millimetres expected to fall between Wednesday and Friday.”
“Dr. Steven Greer, (…) has been on a mission for decades to shed light on the fact that we’re not alone, that we’ve never been alone, and that an ET presence is currently engaging our planet and the human race.” Yeah – we know that. Don’t you??
PREDICTION / FORECASTS
“A new, unnumbered sunspot is emerging at the circled location, breaking a string of 7 consecutive spotless days”
ALSO – “NOAA forecasters say G2-class geomagnetic storms are possible on May 17th when a CME is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field.”
ALSO – “Another coronal hole (CH) is turning toward Earth, and it is a potent one.”
http://spaceweather.com/arALSO – chive.php?view=1&day=16&month=05&year=2017
“The Milky Way galaxy does not travel space, alone, it is accompanied by dozens of smaller galaxies with more diffuse and irregular structures. Conventional theories suggest that there are too few dwarf companions in orbit, as well as issues with their locations. Instead of being distributed in a spherical shell, they lie in the same plane as the galactic disk.”
“Marijuana is often associated with spaciness and slowed cognition, but it can actually do your brain some good, particularly in terms of your memory. A new study has found that the controversial drug can reverse age-related memory loss,”
Australia – but not ‘only’. This is a .gov ‘Symptom checker’, easy to use, and handy – but I hope you never need it! (There are others on line too – just do a Search….)
GENERAL / USEFUL
I do NOT ‘do’ commercials on Unspun! However, a friend (and Unspunner) loaned me this magazine to have a look at, and it blew me away. I have enjoyed alternative media for years; the content of this I regard as exemplary. I have just subscribed, and will be using items from it in Unspun. Go have a look – you may not ‘enjoy’, but you WILL be informed! (Thanks, P.H. !)
“WannaCry ramsomware is appearing in obscure places after global cyber attack”
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
~~ Leo Buscaglia, author and university professor (1924-1998)
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!