Registering of Jews in Ukraine

The ethnic Russian authorities who have taken over control of parts of Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine, are passing around leaflets ordering Jews over the age of 16 to register with the new authorities, or face deportation. They have to register themselves, any property they hold, money, valuables. USA Today is running the story and social media is on fire with it.

MAIN LINK: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/17/jews-ordered-to-register-in-east-ukraine/7816951/

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China’s Great Wall of lies

Since the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the belief has arisen that Communist China is a super power which stands to knock America off the top of the hill. Nothing could be further from the truth.

MAIN LINK: http://jkbrent.hubpages.com/hub/Chinas-Great-Wall-of-Lies

China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company - COSCO

China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company – COSCO

 

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Russian brinkmanship in the Black Sea

The next incident between U.S. and Russian forces will likely be an escalation over what happened with USS Donald Cook this weekend.

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Putin & Medvedev no doubt suffered side-splitting laughter at the Pentagon's official response.

Putin & Medvedev no doubt suffered side-splitting laughter at the Pentagon’s official response.

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Changes…..

I changed the look and title of the page as you all can see. As for the look, I’m trying something different and it might change again. Feedback on the new look is more than welcome. You’re each more experienced hands at WordPress than I. ;-)

The title change was something I was thinking about anyway, and now that I’m on internet radio as a guest commentator, that kind of sealed the deal in my mind. Being a radio guest came totally out of the blue about a month ago.

One other big change is my association with Examiner.com. I’ve come to the decision that no future work I do will appear there. That decision was building for a while.

Examiner doesn’t seem to be interested in honest journalism or analysis, but rather quick and dirty ‘shock’ headlines. And, their main bread and butter seems to be wall to wall pop-culture rumor mill, aimed at the lowest common social denominator.

So, people who write about the things I do are kept at the end of a very long line for content promotion on their site. Except when it is a story about conspiracy theories, or painting U.S. service members in a bad light. They give those kind of stories top billing along with stories pushing what I call, “Islarmism”.

I’ll still be writing for World Review. But, the bulk of my work will be on Hubpages (very writer-friendly site) and at some point in the future, more so right here on WordPress. I think my writing will be better. Because I won’t be tethered to the ‘quick and dirty’ business model.

Thanks to all for your readership, likes, comments and most of all your own blog posts! You all do great work!

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Storming of the police station in Kramatorsk

Storming of the police station in Kramatorsk by what are quite obviously Russian troops. Later in the video, you see thugs hurried in wearing civilian clothes to haul down the Ukrainian flags, to make it look like a local uprising.There has also been a firefight in Sloviansk, Ukraine with casualties on both sides. Ukrainian counter-terrorism forces attempted to retake the police station there.

MAIN LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XKRiCZCw-Q

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Russian seizure of eastern Ukraine underway

It’s begun…..

MAIN LINK: http://www.examiner.com/article/russian-seizure-of-eastern-ukraine-underway?cid=db_articles

A photo from Donestsk, Ukraine. Russian in full combat gear, with no insignia except the Ribbon of St. George.

A photo from Donetsk, Ukraine April 13th. Russian in full combat gear, with no insignia except the Ribbon of St. George.

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Russian paratroops drop in at Polar station

This is one I wrote this morning. The Kremlin is making a point with this and last month’s larger drop, which ties in to their overall Arctic military buildup. It’s a warning to both NATO and China that the Arctic is not going to be any Achilles Heel. Last month’s drop was 350 troops on Russian territory. This morning was only 90 men. But, was at an international Polar station, which is an adrift ice floe rather than a fixed point of land. There was a lesser ‘point’ being made with that too.

MAIN LINK: http://www.examiner.com/article/russian-paratroops-drop-at-polar-station?cid=db_articles

VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w32kaOYb7lo

Russian paratrooper preparing to jump over the Arctic.

Russian paratrooper preparing to jump over the Arctic.

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