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Russia kindly asks Ukraine to disarm

Of course Russia has nothing to gain if Kiev disarms the recently formed militias. Russia is simply from the bottom of their heart pleading with the Ukrainian government to take back control of their people, to bring them back under thumb, and to do away with all of those nasty armed citizens.

Obama’s ‘go stand in the corner’ policy for Russia raises serious questions

HONOLULU, April 2, 2014 — Western efforts to further isolate and superpower shame Russia over annexation of Crimea took a surprising turn today when multiple news agencies reported that NASA would be severing space collaboration with Russia. The Obama Administration’s “go stand in the corner” policy of graduated de-linking of U.S.-Russian partnerships raises serious questions ...

Spring has sprung, but stocks mired in new Little Ice Age

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 – Spring may have sprung today. Or, more correctly, a bit later today as we reach the official spring equinox around lunchtime. But world stock markets are still in the grips of a new ice age this morning. At the very least, they’re experiencing a severe bout of global cooling. Starting ...

War in Ukraine? Why Putin will keep Crimea

HONOLULU, March 17, 2014 — Today, the Obama Administration responded to ongoing Russian occupation of Crimea with an executive order blocking government officials of the Russian Federation from all “property and interests in property that are in the United States.” While some observers have criticized the sanctions as being too weak, President Obama’s intentions are ...

Force is the only remaining option in Ukraine

The Ukrainian government has already called up the reserve forces. They seem to be teetering on the idea of declaring that Russia leaves Ukrainian territory or there will be war.

Ukraine, Crimea, and the right to rebel

ladimir Putin and the Russian Federation have invaded the territory of a sovereign nation, seemingly at the behest of what they consider the lawful leader, and the ethnic Russian people of Crimea. They cite the lawlessness, and the instability which has resulted from the recent removal of the old government and its subsequent replacement with the new as reasons for his incursion, despite evidence existing of such lawlessness.

Putin brings down the hammer on Ukraine

The last few days has seen Russia move from the somewhat benevolent interlopers, seeking to protect ethnic Russian Ukrainians from a lawless government, to the enforcer of tyrants, the arm of the strong against the weak, the hammer of the government against the anvil of the people.

Apple announces CarPlay: An all-new ‘iCar’ experience?

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 – On a mostly negative roller-coaster ride for the last several months, the stock of Apple computer, caught a bid last week when rumors of a deal with elite automaker Tesla began to surface. But this morning, the buzz has acquired more substance, as Apple went public with news of its ...

Yanukovych Stirring Up Crimea?

It is all speculation of course, it can’t be Russia or former Ukrainian government forces right? Ukraine has strict gun control policies and one must have cause in order to obtain a license, so if it is not Russian authorities and it is not former Ukrainian government troops with automatic weapons, fatigues, and communication equipment who is it?

The plot thickens in Ukraine

Essentially, there are four factors which bear watching in this situation. The Opposition (new) Parliament and how they will proceed with unifying the country. Crimea, the course they decide to take will have far reaching implications. Yanukovych, he could throw this entire situation into an uproar if he vows to fight to the end. And Russia, simply put much of this hinges on Russia.