Unspun News 171025

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WORLD
JON RAPPOPORT – “The current killer opioid epidemic and the great 19th century Opium Wars against China; Alert: Some of these drugs are not simply addicting; they cause instant death.” What goes around, comes around, eh?
https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/…-great-19th-century-opium-wars-against-china/

“Tehran has Struck a Crushing Blow to Washington’s Positions in Iraq”
https://journal-neo.org/2017/10/17/tehran-has-struck-a-crushing-to-washingtons-positions-in-iraq/

“As forces of the so-called Islamic State terrorist group are pushed across Syria and Iraq, one can clearly see Israel’s shifting position regarding the situation in Syria, which can be explained by Tel-Aviv’s desire to reorder the Middle East.” Looks like a good analysis ….
https://journal-neo.org/2017/10/24/what-israel-is-fighting-for-in-the-middle-eastern-mess/

“Two very different faces of world leadership were on display this week. In Beijing, President Xi Jinping delivered a bold, outward-looking vision of Chinese global leadership. Meanwhile, in Washington President Donald Trump was embroiled in yet more egotistical infighting and tawdry claims of media lies.”
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48064.htm

“It would be Russia who does the rebuilding of Syria after the war and Saudi Arabia who paid for it. The two vast oil nations now seem to be set on a course of mutual collaboration. So much for Trump’s $300bn weapons deal with the king ….. “
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48066.htm

UNDER-REPORTED
“Apps designed to help people find their lost or stolen phones are now being used as spyware by stalkers. (…). In order to get a first-hand look I decided to test one of these apps on myself, and transform my phone into a tracking device for a day.” …”I had no idea how easily my phone could be controlled remotely to see, hear and record what I said, everywhere I went and everything I did.” Beware consumer tracking apps… This is scary ..
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-24/spyware-apps-that-can-track-your-every-move/9042680

“Will You Be Living in a City That Is Really a Digital Prison?” Total electronic surveillance is looming – right NOW.
https://gumshoenews.com/2017/09/02/will-you-be-living-in-a-city-that-is-really-a-digital-prison/

“Up to 80 percent of Raqqa, the Syrian city that was captured from jihadists by US-backed militias last week, is destroyed and covered with road mines left behind by Islamic State …”
https://www.rt.com/news/407649-raqqa-destroyed-hell-syria/

NUCLEAR

EARTH
Oz – “Tornadoes in Queensland: Does the Wide Bay region rival the US for the frequency of twisters?”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-24/is-bundaberg-region-queenslands-tornado-alley/9076696

“Major blow to GM lobby as it’s revealed pest resistance to ‘frankencrops’ has increased five-fold; It took just five years for the bugs to shrug off poisons produced by the GM crops
Bugs developed resistance that substantially reduced efficacy of modified crops”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet…ance-GM-Frankencrops-increases-five-fold.html
ALSO see http://bit.ly/2yHFtY7

“A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan touched down in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and floods. But, leaving Tokyo largely unscathed before moving northward off the Pacific coast as millions struggled to get to the polls for a national election.”
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/n…orst-Case-Scenario-Averted-20171022-0029.html

“EPA keeps US scientists from presenting climate report, agency accused of censorship“. Oops – are the facts not fitting the lies?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-…ts-from-speaking-about-climate-report/9079180

“Analyses show how demand for electric vehicles and rapidly falling renewable energy prices could take down oil and gas industry”
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2…-surging-solar-spell-market-doom-fossil-fuels

“Strong winds and cold air brought snow to many alpine areas in Switzerland on Sunday and Monday, closing many alpine passes.”
https://www.thelocal.ch/20171024/alpine-passes-close-as-snow-hits-switzerland-weather

Indonesia – 4 tornadoes hit near Jakarta.
https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/4-…a-2-days-no-casualties-several-homes-damaged/

Indonesia – “Strong 6.7 earthquake hits East Nusa Tenggara, no tsunami warning”
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/…s-east-nusa-tenggara-no-tsunami-warning-.html
ALSO – https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=626022

USA – “Severe storm, destructive tornadoes roll through Carolinas, 98 000 without power”
https://watchers.news/2017/10/24/se…-roll-through-carolinas-98-000-without-power/

UNCLASSIFIED
“Dog owners swear that their furry best friend is in tune with their emotions. Now it seems this feeling of interspecies connection is real: dogs can smell your emotional state, and adopt your emotions as their own.” The challenge (IMHO) is to accurately read what your dog is portraying to you… and see if you need to make changes!
https://www.newscientist.com/articl…smell-your-fear-and-then-they-get-scared-too/

“Mysterious humanoid figure captured floating in the sky above Sydney in eerie video“
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art…noid-figure-captured-floating-Sydney-sky.html

ALTERNATIVE

PREDICTION/FORECASTS

ASTRONOMIC
“A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean — here’s what’s down there“. Doesn’t ANYONE think ahead now?
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/spacecraft-cemetery-point-nemo-google-maps-2017-10?r=US&IR=T

“On Oct. 23rd, the night sky above Tromsø, Norway, exploded in a twisted spray of green auroras. Tour guide Markus Varik knew something was happening without even looking up. “The electric wires were going bananas with crackling sounds,” he explains.” Great pic…
http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=24&month=10&year=2017

“The Sun is a charged body seeking equilibrium with its surroundings. The electric charge flow into and out of the Sun can sometimes increase to the point where it releases plasma discharges called solar flares.”
https://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2017/10/23/solar-fibrils-2/

HEALTH
“Lawmakers in Peru have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to legalise medical marijuana, allowing cannabis oil to be locally produced, imported and sold.“
https://nexusnewsfeed.com/article/h…rijuana-in-move-spurred-by-mother-s-home-lab/

GENERAL/USEFUL
“245 Brazilian thrill-seekers leap from bridge in rope jumping world record attempt”. Sheeeeee ……….
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-…-leap-off-bridge-for-rope-jump-record/9079284

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“The attacks of 9/11 were the biggest surprise in American history, and for the past ten years we haven’t stopped being surprised. The war on terror has had no discernible trajectory, and, unlike other military conflicts, it’s almost impossible to define victory. “

~~George Packer

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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Regarding the China vs. Trump article: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48064.htm I’m vehemently against that discourse. Everything in China is dictatorial window-dressing. This person is reading it from a Western media lens what the Xi-controlled Chinese media offers. He is not seeing what is truly happening. 1) If you watch discourse from any “outside China” chinese programs from any country, you will notice the stamps of dictatorship. Xi literally “imprisoned” all former “enemies”, including Hu and Jiang, to sit through his deliberately long 3.5 hour lecture. His enemies were clearly uncomfortable and almost begging to leave. (2) Xi has firmed up his iron grip… Read more »