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 of Crimea will again move to Russia’s control. So what is the current propaganda mill spitting out […]

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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 signs of any ultra-nationalist’s operating in Ukraine. Vladimir Posner, a Russian journalist and CNN advisor […]

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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 current “new government” in Ukraine: The current government, and the next (elected May 25) will […]

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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 vehicles are painted the same color, their uniforms are new and uniformly colored, and they sport Russian […]

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Protesters shooting

Ukraine: Rhetoric, Reality, and Division

Here we are, just days beyond my last post on Ukraine. The truce agreement did not even last 1 day. So what has really transpired since the (then) government signed agreements with the opposition leaders? Depends on whom you listen to. The Russian news is rife with propaganda to convince their people that Ukrainians are in danger from “right-wing extremists” and […]

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Freedom of the Press Map

Freedom of the Press

We can believe what we get from our press, yes? Americans overwhelming get their information from the Western news media because we have “freedom of the press.” Despite what people think, US news is biased towards reporting what gets viewers or readers, and in part by what the US government is involved in. In 2014, the “freedom” of the US […]

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Burning Ukrainian Flag

Truce in Ukraine: Peace or Temporary Cease Fire

I am glad to see that Victor Yanukovych has finally taken decisive action in Ukraine. Although it is late in coming, and not what many expected, at least it is done. He has agreed to elections by December. This is really a defeat for democracy, as elections are to occur in 2015 anyway. A country seeking true democracy, as protesters say […]

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Clarifications on DC in Flames and Ukraine

My blog post yesterday appears to need a few points clarified for some who exhibit educated ignorance. For those who did not bother to read the post, it was a parody on the situation in Ukraine and not a “conspiracy theory” on the US. As I said in that post… think, people. Use your brain. I do see that CNN is […]

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Violent Protesters in Ukraine

D.C. In Flames: Obama Hires Thugs to Shoot Federal Police

Dateline: Washington D.C. Over the past 12 weeks, peaceful protesters have gathered in Washington D.C. to protest against President Obama signing a free trade agreement with Canada, and for refusing to sign a free trade agreement with Iran. Obama has hired an armed group of guerrillas from a Colombian drug cartel to pretend they are protesters. Their assigned job is […]

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Newsroom

News Reports: Objective or Biased?

It seems there is an overwhelming belief that the news outlets in the US are based in “Free Speech” and, because of that, what they report to the American public is true, fairly unbiased, and not filtered by the government. Sure. This is another case of educated people remaining ignorant of what is going on around them, and believing everything […]

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