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Day 31 – Afrezza and Tresiba Post Russia

Here I am, 31 days after leaving for Russia, back in the States for the 4th day. I have many questions, because my use of Afrezza and Tresiba have gone up considerably. Reduced Tresiba in Russia My questions come partly from my earlier post, where…

My Crimea Investment

Crimea: Investment Gone Bad?

The building and property in the leading photo was one I was looking at as an investment, in Crimea. Some things just do not work out. Does that make it a bad investment on the Crimean peninsula? Crimea Investment This building was originally started as a sanatorium (health clinic)…

Memorization and Creativity

Memorization or Creativity

Yesterday, I posted a story of a boy in Russia. I talked about some of the things I saw as good in the Russian education system. A teacher in the US was quick to disagree with me.  She told me I was wrong thinking memorization is as important…

Russian Education Graphic

A Story of a Boy – Russian Education

Is there really much of a difference between Russian education and American education? Let me tell you a story about a typical 9-year-old Russian boy. Here, we will call him Ivan (not his real name, to protect his identity). Russian Education of a Boy While I have…

Ukraine: Victory Day Blemished

May 9 is Victory Day in the former Soviet states. It is the day that Hitler’s forces surrendered to the Soviet Union in 1945. The day is celebrated by Russia and the former Soviet states, since 1946. It is the greatest patriotic holiday in their culture, and WW2…

Ukraine: More Unseen Ultra-Nationalists

I wanted to give some more “ultra-nationalist” news on Ukraine, as ignored by US news media and reported by the Russian news media, before the Crimean referendum vote in a few hours. Mainly because I believe there will be lots of extra fodder in the propaganda…

Ukraine: Government Propoganda or Russian Invasion?

Here we are, about 5 hours before polls open in Crimea for a referendum vote on Crimea remaining under Ukraine’s sphere of influence, or moving to Russia’s. Everyone knows the outcome already – the US, the EU, and Ukraine all admit that the Autonomous Republic…

Lugansk Beating

Ukraine: Unseen Ultra-Nationalists

Every time Russia cites “the threat of violence from ultra-nationalists” as forcing them to intervene in Crimea,  the US counters that “there is no evidence” of these threats. The US news reports that with all the journalists they have on the ground, they have found no…

Afrezza and Tresiba in Russia

Ukraine: My View on the Future

I was asked my view on the situation in Ukraine. I have been privately predicting what will happen for several weeks, fairly successfully. And yes, I can back this with emails between myself and sources in Ukraine. My short-term view of what will happen in Ukraine is: The…

Ukraine: Russian Troops or Militia

I had an ex-US military friend disagree with me on if the troops active in Ukraine’s Crimea could be substantiated as Russian or not. His argument was that journalists confirmed that the men were from Russia, they carry modern Russian weapons only available to the Russian military, all the…