Non-soft diplomacy: Russian special forces in Crimea Newscom On the last day of February and first day of March, Russia’s mendacious foreign and defense ministers told their credulous U.S. counterparts that Russia had every intention of respecting Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity. Of course, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is virtually the poster child for Henry Wotton’s famous definition of a diplomat as someone sent abroad to lie for his country. Russian assurances to their U.S. counterparts during the war in Georgia in 2008 were equally deceitful.
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Confronting Putin’s Invasion
Via NYDN: This cross was just too big to bear—at least for some Humanists. The American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit Tuesday to tear down the Bladensburg Peace Cross, a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Md. The cross honors the memory of 49 Prince George’s County residents who died serving the country. Dedicated […]
Every day…EVERY day…I read/see/hear stories of people across this country ill-used (at best) by virtually every agency and aspect of our governments (at every level), the increasingly deliberate miscarriages of “justice” by our legal system, the systematic abuse of our children and grandchildren by an “education” system/philosophy hell bent on morally and intellectually hamstringing them, […]
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And we all know how fond Obama is of “red lines.” Via BBC: Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved President Putin’s request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine. He had asked that Russian forces be used “until the normalisation of the political situation in the country”. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based […]
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Russian Legislator: Obama Crossed “Red Line” With Comments On Ukraine…
CNS News: Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)–which received more than $2.75 million in government funding in 2012–has produced and posted online a video specifically aimed at teenagers that promotes bondage and sadomasochism (BDSM) and proposes “rules” to follow when engaging in these activities. “People sometimes think that those who practice BDSM are emotionally scarred or were once abused—not true, it’s a total myth,” the host of the video, Laci Green, informs its intended audience of teens. “BDSM relies upon and creates trust,” she says. Your taxpayer dollars at work: In what sense is our government’s behvaior less oppressive and outrageous than the behavior of the British government that prompted the American Revolution? There must be some way for the sensible people in this country to avoid being forced to pay for lunacy like this. Of course, no revolution would happen today. I doubt any state would even be willing to secede (my preferred solution). But I truly find it almost intolerable to live in a place where I am forced, at the threat of being arrested at gunpoint, to pay for stuff like this. Thanks to Dana.