Unspun News for October 13, 2018

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UNSPUNEWS – 181013
WORLD
“The guy who defended company that caused worst oil spill in US history just confirmed to head DoJ’s environmental division;  “Clark’s blatant hostility toward environmental protection is good news for polluters, but awful news for the rest of us.”  And that’s how it’s done ….
UNDER-REPORTED
“The Papua New Guinea government has sparked outrage after purchasing 40 custom-made Maserati cars — specially flown in from Italy — to be used by some of the world’s top leaders during this year’s APEC summit.”  Yup – PNG is civilised at last!
“Shock jocks grab the headlines when politicians fear real debates”. You gotta hand it to them – SO well organised!
NUCLEAR
EARTH
“A mother suffers severe bruising after trying to shield her baby from large hail stones inside their car when they became trapped in a thunderstorm that wreaked havoc across Queensland’s South Burnett region yesterday.”  (See pic – ouch….)  Bang on track, eh?  And STILL the realities of ‘climate change’ are being suppressed….
“Hurricane Michael has devastated the Florida Panhandle, leaving at least six people dead and nothing more than empty foundations and rubble in some parts of the small coastal towns…..”
“Indonesia tsunami: The difficulty of reporting from a disaster zone”
“Tornadoes in Australia getting more attention thanks to storm chasers and social media“
“Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, looms large over the island of Sicily but new research indicates that it may pose a threat to the entire coastal population of the Mediterranean.”
India:- “Cyclone Titli hits Odisha coast: More than 300,000 evacuated”
“Eastern North Dakota dealing with more than a foot of snow”
“Severe Weather Europe” – Ye Gods!  The site title says it all today……too much to select.
Ditto this site, too…..
AND this –   (Getting the message yet, are we?)
NZ – “Bitterly cold winds, rain and snow to low levels are expected to hit New Zealand’s North Island from overnight Friday as yet another Polar Blast grips the nation.”
UNCLASSIFIED
“Wireless wars: when censors control the sensors“… the problem with 4th industrial revolution, like all of the previous revolutions, is that in the name of progress, the implications regarding the Laws of Nature, the environment, and human health do not have a seat at the table.  Yet.”
“Campaigners have lashed out at the retail giant Amazon for selling in its adult section sex dolls that they say look strikingly like youngsters.”  Go study the long-term effects of child abuse … see where ‘They’ are taking us?
“New Illusion Experiment Claims Brain Can Retroactively Change Perceptions Of Reality”
ALTERNATIVE
PREDICTION/FORECASTS
ASTRONOMIC
“Astronomers have now found the explanation to a recent mystery at the center of the Milky Way galaxy: the high levels of scandium discovered last spring near the galaxy’s giant black hole were in fact an optical illusion.”
“Northern Fall has arrived. But in West Texas thunderstorms are crackling like it’s mid-summer. On October 6th, a powerful squall line swept across Texas, strafing the landscape with bolts of lightning and shooting jellyfish sprites up toward the edge of space.”
“Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia almost doubled the known number of ‘fast radio bursts’ – mysterious radio waves from deep space.  The team’s discoveries include the closest and brightest fast radio bursts ever detected.“
“Planets Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn align in the night sky”. Oz – Oct 18 is the ‘perfect night’ for viewing this.  (Cloud permitting!
“A star is born: Astronomers witness birth of binary star system for 1st time”. Stunning pix!
“Sprites are an exotic form of upward-directed lightning–sometimes called “space lightning” because their tendrils can extend to the very top of Earth’s atmosphere.”  Is this another hint of a changing space environment?  Sprites getting ‘commonplace’?
HEALTH
“Nurse vaccinates 1-year old behind mother’s back, baby dies instantly”
“Johns Hopkins Researchers Say ‘Magic’ Mushrooms Should Be Decriminalized”
“The Ex-Director of J.R. Simplot and team leader at Monsanto, Caius Rommens, has revealed the hidden dangers of the GMO potatoes he created,”
GENERAL/USEFUL
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“The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats less fortunate men…
This is because the “great” man understands that though there are many of us there is only One of us…
This is the dichotomy of the Creator.”
~~ Unknown
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Thank you Bernie.