Unspun News for October 5, 2018

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UNSPUNEWS – 181005
WORLD
“US warns against attacking its troops. ….after Assad says they’ll leave Syria ‘one way or another’”
“Highlights of RT’s interview with Bashar Assad… US ‘losing its cards’ in Syria”
“The world remains vulnerable to another financial meltdown as a result of “side effects” from extraordinary measures to prevent a repeat of the Great Depression, the International Monetary Fund has warned.“
“More than any other presidency in modern history, Donald Trump’s has been a veritable sociopolitical wrecking ball, deliberately stoking conflict by playing to xenophobic and racist currents in American society and debasing its political discourse. That fact has been widely discussed. But Trump’s attacks on the system of the global U.S. military presence and commitments have gotten far less notice.”  (And who controls that?)
UNDER-REPORTED
“USA’s trade war with China: imagine what would happen if China decided to impose economic sanctions on the USA?“
“We are talking about the first synthetic bacteria – Cynthia, created “to combat oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico” which, according to the various reports that are often ignored by the corporate media, has mutated and has started attacking animals and humans. Now this highly lethal microorganism is on its way to Europe.”  And it eats flesh….. This is probably one of the most chilling items I have ever posted.
“On Capitalism and Eternal War”. Short, perceptive, and well-written…..
NUCLEAR
EARTH
Oz – “A report showing Australia is failing to rein in its greenhouse gas pollution was sat on for nearly two months by the Federal Government, before being released late on a Friday afternoon of a long weekend when footy finals fever and banking royal commission findings were dominating headlines ….”  Follow THAT thought for a bit…..
“A tiny foundation got $444 million to save the Great Barrier Reef, and no one can figure out why“.  Hmmmmm- I could make a good guess…..
“The EU is moving to ban 10 of the worst single-use plastic products”. YAYYYYyyy!
“Earth could be crushed to the size of a soccer field by particle accelerator experiments, astronomer warns“
Oz – Tas – Hobart – LOTS of interesting facts about our state capital here!
“Mystery of Bermuda Triangle may have finally been solved“
M5.5 @ 584km, Fiji region.  (Deep!!)
“Excessive rainfall across southwest Norway until Sunday, lots of snow in the mountains”
“The eruption of Mount Soputan, on the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, came just days after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck central Sulawesi.”
UNCLASSIFIED
JON RAPPOPORT – “Every significant breakthrough in human history has been enabled through imagination. It’s the leap. It’s the vision unfettered by imposed restrictions.   It’s the future as yet unrealised, glimpsed in the mind.   Given that this is the case, one wonders why financial patronage isn’t poured … into imagination, to support it, extend it.”
“Wars and clan structure may explain a strange biological event 7,000 years ago
Starting about 7,000 years ago, something weird seems to have happened to men: Over the next two millennia, recent studies suggest, their genetic diversity —specifically, the diversity of their Y chromosomes—collapsed. “
When I read this little story, I remembered an old English saying – ‘Great oaks, from little acorns grow’.  Be an acorn, my friends ……..  and read on……
ALTERNATIVE
“The age of synthesis: fluid boundaries, limitless possibilities”. An excellent read –
“Concrescence for humanity is possible through the art of letting go. By letting go of preconceived ideas, limiting reality constructs, and rigid notions of reality, we open into the realm of curiosity and creativity where anything can happen. We transform our placeholders to graceholders.”
“NASA’s stepped up their whitewash of satellite data streams.”
PREDICTION/FORECASTS
ASTRONOMIC
“A newly released image captured by the Rosetta spacecraft in 2014 has revealed a stunning view of what it would be like to stand of the surface of a comet. “  WOW!!!
“First ever ‘exomoon’ discovered orbiting planet outside our solar system – study“
HEALTH
“Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut”
“Today, we’re launching a powerful new video series called “Opt Out Universe” which teaches viewers how to opt out of life experiences you wish to avoid in order to improve your life, overcome disease, escape financial servitude and more.”
“Violent video game play by adolescents is associated with increases in physical aggression over time, according to a Dartmouth meta-analysis……”
“John C. Lilly and the Solid State Entity“. A VERY interesting read ……..
“Taking Calcium Supplements Causes Brain Lesions”
GENERAL/USEFUL
“Archaeologists discover new geoglyphs near Nazca Lines in Peru” … “Most of the newly found geoglyphs, (…) appear to have been made by the Paracas culture more than 2,000 years ago, hundreds of years before the Nazca people created similar giant drawings nearby,”
“Silk fibers may become the secret ingredient in the next round of high tech natural “metamaterials””
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“If child molestation is actually your concern, how come we don’t see Bradley tanks knocking down Catholic churches?“
~ Bill Hicks
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