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Another East-Ukraine City Falls To Pro-Russian Protesters As Ukraine Denies Sending Troops To Crimea

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Despite clear evidence otherwise, presented here extensively yesterday, this morning Ukraine has denied that is has "plans to send armed forces to Crimea" and instead Ukrainian troops are performing "training exercises" in base, Interfax news agency quoted Acting Defence Minister Ihor Tenyukh as saying on Sunday. Responding to media speculation about Ukrainian military movements after Russian forces took control of Crimea, Tenyukh said the only troop movements that might be seen would be from one base to another to take part in the training exercises. "No movements, no departures for Crimea by the armed forces are foreseen. They are doing their routine work which the armed have always had," he said. Right, and Russia just happened to launch an ICBM as a "drill" in the middle of the greatest Cold War re-escalation in 30 years.

Adding somewhat to the confusion was the statement by Pavlo Shysholin, head of country’s border guard service tells reporters in Kiev, who said that so far Ukrainian border guards denied entry to 3,500 people and that Ukraine border troops remain in Crimea, would leave only if "forced" but more importanly:

  • UKRAINE BORDER TROOPS BOOST FORCES ON EAST BORDER: SHYSHOLIN

So there is an escalation in the mobilization, only not toward Crimea, which the Russians already control entirely, but the critical East, which as everyone knows, is the next target for Putin annexation once the Crimean referendum passes in one week.

Confirming just this were just released photos from another major city in east Ukraine, this time Lugansk, where pro-Russian protesters just stormed and took over the city administration building. Their demand: to be part of the March 16 referendum to become part of Russia.

 

A clip of the latest peaceful pro-Russian takeover via LifeNews:

 

Lugansk's location in context:

 

And so one by one, the cities in east Ukraine are slipping away to Russia, even as Obama continues his Key Largo vacation and makes the occasional phone call.

 

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Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:10 | 4527336 Jendrzejczyk
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Totally unfair! We're not getting many new cities under our control for that 5 billion bucks.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:12 | 4527344 Truther
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Because it ain't worth freaking much... Gold sounds good though... Pay up

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:22 | 4527378 kaiserhoff
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Shit, if it's that easy let's all reconvene in DC.  I've got dibs on Lee Mansion.  Rock Creek Park would be great for the concerts and the love in;)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:40 | 4527424 Urban Redneck
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The Custis-Lee Mansion, and you may have to fight for it. Fortunately, there's plenty of space in the yard for the loser.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:48 | 4527444 kaiserhoff
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Gotta love the high ground.  Much better located than Mount Vernon.

You have to wonder.  If one crazy woman, driving around in circles with kids in her car, spreads infinite panic in the place, what would a dozen well trained snipers do?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:24 | 4527519 Urban Redneck
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I while back I calculated that the entire inner circle of hell and all the beasts within could be easily starved to death by a few hundred, since Ike was kind enough to lay the groundwork for an 8-lane wide no-man's land. However, the obstacle which screws that number and would require a significantly higher number to overcome is the Zombie Army of Satan's minions who could be called in from for relief.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4527672 Independent
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Once Crimea votes for Russia you will see a domino effect, everyone wants to vacation in the summer time in Crimea, its really the Pearl of the Black Sea, not only that but I hear the Russian TV is much better

With most of Russia really cold in the winter time I can see why the Russians will never let Crimea go (I mean palm trees grow in Crimea), everyone deserves a warm spot in their country.  Plus Russians are pretty cool, this is a nice little video blog by a bunch of guys from UFA, a city on the Urals. about life in Russia, lots of great videos.  

https://www.youtube.com/user/realrussiablog

Some nice panoramic views of Crimea..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDCt03sFdvg

A girl with nice legs showing some historical sites in Crimea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f1pBHEbzu0

 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4527540 runningman18
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Sadly it's only that easy if you have banksters playing both sides.  When real protesters outside the paradigm do stuff like this, the tanks are called in.  Beyond that, I wouldn't mind a bar and bluegrass band at the Jefferson Memorial...with only a respectful level of revelry of course...

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:39 | 4527423 Landrew
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You should do some homework, Ukraine has the most fertile productive farm lands in all of Euro/Asia.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:52 | 4527447 kaiserhoff
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The American corn belt is the only thing like it in the world.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:49 | 4527902 Truthseeker2
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How is this announcement related to the preplanned Ukraine ‘Color Revolution’ executed by the Anglo-American Axis?

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=4356


Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:54 | 4527574 silvermail
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If armed pro-US fascists seized government buildings in Kiev using snipers and Molotov cocktails, it is of course "Democracy".
But if civilians peacefully seized government buildings in Lugansk, it certainly "Extremism"! LOL

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:27 | 4527399 lordylord
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These people are trading one shitty corrupt tyrannical government for another.  Fuck em'.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:57 | 4527446 Mine Is Bigger
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Are you saying it is better to trade one shitty corrupt tyrannical political party for another?  (The end results are probably not that different.)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:04 | 4527474 lordylord
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Your ability to extrapolate is poor.  Why would you assume I support the Democratic or Republican party?  I support liberty. 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:13 | 4527492 Mine Is Bigger
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Touche!  I wasn't just reffering to the situation in the U.S.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:53 | 4527449 unrulian
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Name one country that doesn't 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00 | 4527467 Smegley Wanxalot
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North Korea

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:03 | 4527472 Mine Is Bigger
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Funny and sad at the same time!!!  Nicely played!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:31 | 4527408 lordylord
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Pro-Ukraine or pro-Russia.  How about pro-liberty?  I bet that never crossed these people's minds.  Hopefully both sides wipe each other out.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:46 | 4527437 Drifter
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Speaking of liberty, how bout Texans storming Austin occupying the capitol building demanding Texas secede and return to the constitution?  They have the right, it's legal.  

If Ukranians can do it, why not Texans?

American "patriots" need to put up or shut the fuck up.  They're getting pretty embarrassed by a bunch of Ukrainians (who don't have a constitutional right to do what they're doing, but they're doing it anyway.)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:06 | 4527476 GeorgeHayduke
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Please begin this process immediately. Texans may be surprised to find that everyone in the other 49 states will happily endorse their right to become independent and out of the Union.

No more Texan presidents! Thing may improve for the other 49 states over night! Then can we build a big fence to keep the Texans from illegally coming and going into the neighboring states? This sounds better and better the more I think about it.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:20 | 4527498 lordylord
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You're funny (not really), but also very ignorant.  Texas has a huge economy and can survive and flourish as its own country.  Their economic output probably rivals some major European conuntries.  Why should the federal government rule over Texans?  Shouldn't Texans be able to rule over themselves.  It is called state's rights and it was the intention of the US Constitution.  The federal government has over-stepped its authority.  The federal government needs Texas.  Not the other way around. 

Oh.  I suppose thugs from Chicago (e.g. Obama) are somehow better then Bush?  You need to get a clue.

For full disclosure.  I would personally be happy if Kalifornia sunk into the Pacific since it seems you are progressive (socialist/statist/totalitarian).

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:25 | 4527524 GeorgeHayduke
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"Oh.  I suppose thugs from Chicaga (e.g. Obama) is somehow better then Bush?  You need to get a clue."

Assumption on your part. Obama has been Bush's 3rd and 4th term, minus Darth Cheney.

I'm probably a lot less ignorant than you need to portray me to fit into your black/white world.

Also, I have no problem with people ruling over themselves. That goes for all states and countries, not just Texas.

Finally, unclench. You guys are so busy sticking your chest and bottom lip out and acting and talking tough that you can't see that you've become caricatures of yourselves. That's what people are tired of.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:32 | 4527541 lordylord
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Wow.   Between your first and second comment, I don't even know where to begin.  The two have contradictory statements.

 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:42 | 4527875 GeorgeHayduke
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Please point out the contradtictions and educate me since you think you are so superior. Fill me in instead of doing the usual conservative kill the messenger while ignoring the message routine.

Then answer this question with your infinite genius: how would the Texas economy do without all the federal money coming that way plus the other benefits of being part of the other 49 states?  I await this incredible lesson in economics.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:12 | 4527606 Offthebeach
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If Texas left the union, that would be a threat to the 40,000 papershufflers at the Dept of Edumakation, the 20,000 fedgov piggies in the Dept of no-Energy and legions of other double income, eighth generstion fed gov swine. If need be they could all be impressed to data mine ( slowly and poorly) any such terroristic notions as free will, free association and or dis association, democratic experimentation or pursuit of.

Yessum.. a Texas sky black with drones visiting litteral hell fire upon all whom even beguin to have a single synapse fired up on philosophical republic or democratic foggy notions, let alone any conventions.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:05 | 4527750 new game
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how about a fence to keep u out :)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:25 | 4527994 GeorgeHayduke
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Zero interest in coming there. Nada. Zip. none. No need for a fence. Quit flattering yourself.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:08 | 4527481 lordylord
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But you have to ask yourself what are the Ukrainians actually achieving?  They are trading one set of chains for another.  I would say that the Ukrainians are emarresing themselves.  If the people want to be slaves to Russia.  Fine.  I have no problem with that.  Let them.  

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:43 | 4527700 Tradehard
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Are you stupid ? These are not Ukrainians. These are RUSSIANS THAT ARE LIVING IN UKRAINE! This is the same in all ex-soviet states. The Russian 5th column is still living in these states, ready to do Putins bidding. The real Ukrainians are getting fucked..

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:37 | 4528176 silvermail
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Are you stupid ? These are not Ukrainian lands. These are RUSSIANS lands, THAT the Bolsheviks Lenin and Stalin, via force was attached to Ukraine, together with the local RUSSIAN population!!
This is a map of lands, that Russian tsars and the communists gave as presents for "oppressed" Ukrainians.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpDyt6PlCJs

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:23 | 4527807 Anusocracy
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Nowhere in the world does a majority of the population want to be free.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:26 | 4527525 lordylord
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Agreed.  All liberty loving Americans should stop paying federal taxes.  Starve the beast.  We need to return to a small federal government that operates withint the limits of the US Constitution.  Everything else can be left to the people of individual states.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:07 | 4527591 Drifter
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How are "liberty loving Americans" gonna stop paying federal taxes when it's taken from their pay before they get paid?

What?  Quit their jobs? 

Idiot "ideas" like yours are part of the embarrassment so-called "patriots" are bringing on themselves.

What about those 400 million guns y'all have? 

What about the first part of the 2nd amendment saying you have an obligation to stop an unconstitutional govt? 

You want the right but ignore the obligation that goes with it?

Keep ignoring it.  You won't have those guns much longer. 

Oh they'll be around.  You won't be.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:25 | 4527650 Offthebeach
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The beast was formed on fiat fedgov paper. But its long since consumed the value of that.

Fedgov is in the beginning of a precarious late stage fiat death.

A general tax strike, which is well under way organically, but totally unorganized ( bless the American poke in the eye spirit) I cant count the numbet of trades, services, buisnesses that are wholly off the books or only enough to cover operating expenses. And I support them.

The burden falls on, and educates, others to the new relationshiop between awakening debt serfs and the fat conuming ruling class.

In some ways, like when Lenin teamed up with the criminals of Tsarist Russia, welfare class are our allies. They provide stress and decay on the present order. Mire so then us educated and ideological few. They are the masses, we are the few ideological cadre.

Crash the system by any mass methods.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:23 | 4527808 Johnny Cocknballs
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Americans won't do shit. The few who might will be described as terrorists in a media that seems to be relatively controlled. 

And of course, big titted armchair warriors like you won't do anything stupid (violence) or wise (non-violence) against The State, but you'll sure sound tough exhorting others to be first over the hill.

Is "America" even worth fighting for? Does it even warrant an irate email to your Rep?  Why?  Who? The rednecks? The tens of millions of illegals who care nothing about this country's founding ideals? The free loaders?  The cryptofascist latte liberals who despise the very idea of a Constitution which limits government?

This country doesn't need to be saved. It needs to be destroyed and rebuilt without the influence of the people who are in power now. A bunch of beer bellied NRA members lack the intellectual agility to understand that what has to be stopped is not the collapse, but the schemes of those who would collapse it to rebuild it - in their image.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:32 | 4527836 shovelhead
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File tax exempt.

There is no first part to the 2nd Amendent.

Idiot patriots?

 

Throw some serious down twinkles on em. That'll show em.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:44 | 4527434 williambanzai7
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Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:52 | 4527448 FredFlintstone
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Glad that's not the RED phone.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:56 | 4527454 unrulian
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Can someone zoom in and enhance the screen on that ph?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:58 | 4527459 skwid vacuous
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Is that a giant bong on the shelf behind his chair?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:37 | 4527548 Tulpa
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Wait a minute, BO has specially made presidential paper coffee cups?  The vanity of this man knows no limits.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:23 | 4527643 Wolferl
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Is this a joint or a tee behind his ear? Just asking.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:59 | 4527735 yochananmichael
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he is so muscular. Mo has more bulk

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:47 | 4527442 johny2
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5 billion bucks bought good part of the best agricultural land in Europ. there will have to be given some foodstamps and smart phones for the voters in kiev, but i am sure the people printing these bucks are happy with their side of the deal.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:28 | 4528280 StychoKiller
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:11 | 4527337 Truther
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Barry.... Check mate

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:24 | 4527387 kaiserhoff
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He's only making Barry look cowardly and stupid.

It's like outsmarting a hamster.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:11 | 4527340 lolmao500
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We escaped nuclear holocaust last time during the cuban missile crisis thanks to a sane and bright president, john f kennedy... with barry at the helm it seems we're all doomed.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:13 | 4527348 Truther
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Fucked first is more like it...

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:17 | 4527359 lolmao500
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And if you think this will be all over once Ukraine is split, even peacefully, you're kidding yourself. NATO hasn't said their last word...

And if China's last week comments are any indication, they are coming for the contested islands, real soon... especially since their bubble economy is going kaboom.

Not to mention Israel's warmongers still in power, always hot for some bombing runs in Syria, Lebanon or perhaps even Iran...

This will be a very hot summer... i can guarantee you that.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:26 | 4527394 AlaricBalth
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Social unrest. Military expansion. Governmental overreach. Redrawn geo-political maps.

Must be a result of global warming. That's what the Dept. of Defense told me.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:57 | 4527458 crash commando
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So . . .bullish?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:07 | 4527461 Kirk2NCC1701
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Well, if you consider that wars are over resources -- especially the petro-carbons -- then, yes, you could say that the demand for them leads to both:  global warming and wars.

So what's the solution?  We all walk, ride horse & buggies, bicycles, electric vehicles?  How are we to stay fat & lazy, if we have to give up our SUVs and big gas guzzlers, our power-yachts, air forces, army, navy, or stop trucking food and Chinese wares for thousands of miles?

Before we give up our high per capita energy consumption (only Canada's is higher, as they have to use more for heating, but at least they burn their own fuels), should we not help populous places like China and India attain our level of consumption, to show how fair-minded and egalitarian we are?

And let's not forget:  the more petroleum we use (for transport, heating and turning into all sorts of products), the more petro-dollars have to be 'created' and consumed world-wide.  And isn't the fiat-Debt-Dollar inherently designed to have to keep growing?

/sarc

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:08 | 4527482 holmes
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Just wait a damn second on the Chinese shit. The railroads told me you can haul a ton of stuff 500 miles on one gallon of gasoline. No greenhouse issues there.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:28 | 4527819 Uber Vandal
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At one time, the Milwaukee Road could have hauled your freight or oneself across the Rockies for literally nothing, or at a modest profit, using electric locomotives, using nothing other than hydro electric power plants that they built themselves.

In fact, they once had ads proclaiming "Running trains with running water", and during WWII, they had propaganda ads of "Compliments of Milwaukee Road "White Coal""(Hint, scroll down one page), which were far different than their earilier ads of the same name.

Of course, installing this system pretty much bankrupted them due to the advent of the automobile, opening of the Panama Canal, prior Great Depression, airlines, and poor management.

But, they did have the elctrically operated section of the line open from ca. 1915 to 1974.

 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:42 | 4527554 Tulpa
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Electric vehicles use fossil fuel energy too, it's just not produced inside the vehicle.  I've met too many enviro-whackos who think the plug in the wall is a non-polluting energy source.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4527684 Cleetus
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Meh.. It's because stocks are going down due to weather.

 

-Cleetus

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:13 | 4527342 jbvtme
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redact

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:27 | 4527401 chunga
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Why? I saw it. Putin probably has a Russian birth certificate too.

My Labrador Retriever has better papers than Obunghole. If you want to get really frustrated, go over to a "right-wing" site like freerepublic. The comments are incredible. Then, go over to a "left-wing" site like demcraticunderground. The comments are also incredible.

I just heard a "news story" on the radio. A local liquor store is selling all it's Russian vodka at cost and not re-ordering because Putin is not being a nice international citizen, like America. My brain is popping.

Better yet, don't click any of that shit. This world is mental; I'm loading my trailer with tools and going way out in the woods for the day.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:42 | 4527428 chunga
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+1

My quandary is this:

I cut a bunch of nice straight green white oak into 8' lengths. They're all ~ 24" in diameter and heavy as a bitch. I dragged most of them where I want them for use as raised bed frames for hugelkultur. I'm trying to determine if I'll have an aleopathy problem before I set them in the ground. I don't think it will be a problem, but if so I'll have at them with my chainsaw. I'm not moving them again in one piece. They're too fucking heavy to handle by myself. 

Anybody do this before?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:11 | 4527491 jbvtme
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get a hammock

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:16 | 4527500 RafterManFMJ
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You had me at hugelkultur.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:47 | 4527562 jane says
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You're going to break your back if you keep doing that.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4527678 Crash Overide
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Get a Bobcat with the right loader if you can.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:29 | 4527828 SolarSystem1932
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Chunga,

"I cut a bunch of nice straight green white oak into 8' lengths. They're all ~ 24" in diameter "

I beg you to focus on the crappy wood and brush first.  You'll need the nice straight white oak for boards and tables later.   

You just buried good lumber????

Where do you people get these crazy ideas?

Bury gold and silver, NOT your damn lumber.

Find someone with cattle and learn to haul manure. 

HUGELKULTUR sounds like a very bad idea. 

Good luck...

 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:46 | 4527887 shovelhead
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Huglekuture is a great idea. Food with very little applied water.

White oak is cash in hand. Don't bury it.

Save the white oak for shipbuilding and use trim, scrub, stumps to bury.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:09 | 4528104 chunga
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This is for the (aesthetic) frames. I was going to use PT but to get my desired 18" above ground would cost quite a bit more than I can get for the board/foot price of this timber. Rotted stuff goes inside the beds. I've got tons of pine, red and white oak, walnut, and hickory. The pine has tannin and the hickory/walnut has juglone leaving me with the oak as the best choice of what I have. Only 6" of this is getting buried so it doesn't go anywhere.  

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4527732 yochananmichael
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where is that store? id like to stock up on stoly

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:14 | 4527350 glaucon was right
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Obama will be in vacation during the nuclear winter too?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:17 | 4527362 lolmao500
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Wanna bet they got a golf course in the presidential underground city?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:03 | 4527473 Winston Churchill
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Our Tiger Woods wannabe dear Leader.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:33 | 4527414 adonisdemilo
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He may as well be, he's fucking useless when he's where he should be.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:18 | 4527365 Urban Redneck
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ONE TRAIN ENTER, TWO TRAINS LEAVE!

(overheard in Bizarro World Bartertown)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:19 | 4527367 lolmao500
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576490/Are-Blackwater-active-Uk...

Has Blackwater been deployed to Ukraine? Notorious U.S. mercenaries 'seen on the streets of flashpoint city' as Russia claims 300 hired guns have arrived in country
  • Unidentified armed men seen on the streets of Donetsk in east Ukraine
  • Russian diplomat claims 300 mercenaries had arrived in Kiev this week
  • Mercenaries in the region could give Putin pretext for military action
  • Donetsk has been the scene of big pro-Russian demonstrations this week

Hmmmm... The US pulling another Georgia?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:21 | 4527375 lolmao500
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And the nutjob per excellence is at it again...

http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/mccain-its-tragic-theres-no-u-s-mili...

McCain: ‘It’s Tragic’ There’s No U.S. Military Option In Ukraine

Hague is at it too...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/09/hague-europe-conflict-russi...

Europe faces 'shooting conflict' if Russia enters east Ukraine, says Hague British foreign secretary accuses Putin of major miscalculation but says pressure will not remove Russia from Crimea
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:56 | 4527455 skwid vacuous
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need some special ops guys to initiate the Fort Sumter of Ukraine's civil war ...?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:13 | 4527497 holmes
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I think McCain might be happier if he could just get some acting jobs in Stallone/Schwarzeneger type movies.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4527694 Crash Overide
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According to their own rule of law shouldn't McCain be considered a terrorist?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:48 | 4527565 Tulpa
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"Just one more war before I kick the bucket, pleeeeeeeease?!"

For someone who experienced the horrors of a pointless war up close and personal, he sure wants others to have to do it too.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:20 | 4527369 Lumberjack
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Now for Moldova...

Russian Deputy Premier promises to guarantee rights of Russians from Transnistria

http://www.allmoldova.com/en/moldova-news/1249057780.html

 

Russian President’s envoy for Transnistria Dmitry Rogozin said that his country is committed to protect its citizens residing in Moldova’s separatist region.

In a posting on Twitter, Mr. Rogozin wrote that the limitation of communication in Transnistria will be regarded as a “direct threat to security” of the Russian citizens residing there.

“In conditions of a large-scale political and economic crisis in Ukraine any actions meant to hinder communications of Transnistria with the rest of the world will be a direct threat to security and to constitutional freedom of 200,000 citizens of Russia permanently living in Transnistria,” Dmitry Rogozin said on Twitter, quoted by Interfax.

He added: “Russia will never forget that it is the guarantor of constitutional laws of its citizens.”

The official also pointed out that Russia will keep its troops on the territory of Moldova.

The statements emerge amid the political crisis in Ukraine, where Russia has deployed thousands of troops without consent of government in Kiev.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:22 | 4527381 lolmao500
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If they put troops in Crimea and troops in Transnistria... Odessa will be sandwiched... and without Odessa, Ukraine has NO PORTS...

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:32 | 4527673 SilverRhino
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That's the idea

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:57 | 4527579 hookah
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Soon Putin will be concerned of Russian citizens of Alaska. After all the region were bought, they didnt do "referendum" on joining US.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:21 | 4527376 ShrNfr
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Don't worry, be happy. Obama has his phone, his pen and his putter.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:06 | 4527592 Son of Captain Nemo
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his pen and his "putter"?...

You mean he has his hand on his "pud"!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:24 | 4527385 Mine Is Bigger
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My guess is the showdown will be over southern Ukraine (Odessa, Mykolaiv and Kherson).

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:25 | 4527388 Platinum
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I am Putin hear me roar!

 

I am Obama, fore!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:31 | 4527409 Son of Captain Nemo
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Calling Liz Wahl and Abby Martin...

Got a job for you in Lugansk for "up close and personal" with the ethnic Russians in that neighborhood. 

Bring this guy with you and your wireless mics!

 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:38 | 4527421 ptolemy_newit
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Dear Barry

you went to the bankers and gave them what they asked for.  You didn't know that they alredy had the nose in the tree.

you spent your timne with frivioulus items you can't  afford and during that time the worls was in despair,  Your not a leader, but a baffoon.

please somebody impeach him before its too late

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:44 | 4527433 lolmao500
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On @FaceTheNation, former SecState James Baker says Ukraine standoff with Russia "has all the potential of spinning out of control." One step away from Cuban missile crisis... another step away from ww3... Blinken announced that Pres Obama has invited Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk to the WH Wednesday in show of support.
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:46 | 4527439 nmewn
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"...even as Obama continues his Key Largo vacation and makes the occasional phone call."

lol...he's working on his manmade global warming terrorism speech to be given to the Pentagon, national health insurance glitchyness, minimum wage hikes for government contractors and of course, his golf score.

But all Obama nonsense aside, does the mighty EU even have a military force at all or is it still contracting its very sovereignty out to NATO to keep its "individual" expenses down?

Yes, I thought so ;-)

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00 | 4527468 Baldrick
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let's all sing along with Dolly! "working nine-to-five!"

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:23 | 4527515 nmewn
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Its all pretty damned funny to me.

The elitist progressives love to point to a "socialist" europe run by oligarchs (tending the parasitic class) as something to be emulated here but when a former full blown communist flexes his muscles in his own backyard they start running around in circles with their hair on fire asking another elitist, golf playing narcissist socialist to run to their aid.

And they expect us to get worked up about it...lol.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:26 | 4527529 Kayman
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Other than trying to encircle Russia more than it already has been, Captain America doesn't have a dog in this fight.  And even though Putin is a thug, the Russian people ought to feel a little paranoid about allowing NATO into the soft underbelly of the Ukraine.

Modern day Ukraine is a lot like the map of the middle east- drawn out for political reasons at the end of a war, with little concern of the homogeneity of the peoples where the lines were drawn.

I don't know what precipitated "giving" the Crimea to Ukraine (while Ukraine was still firmly part of the USSR) but I doubt the Soviets had any intention of giving up the Black Sea ports. Perhaps a little too much vodka during the ongoing celebrations over the death of Stalin.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4527713 Crash Overide
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The EU can't afford military escalation with Russia and how long before the Western Ukraine runs out of gas?

For now Putin does what he wants, China buys gold, Obama golfs while the bankers figure out the rest of the plan to start WWIII, it's not like we didn't see this coming.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:49 | 4527445 BudFox2012
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I'm actually surprised Syria or Iran has been attacked during the Ukraine situation.  They never let a good crisis go to waste, so says Chicago's emperor Rahm Emanuel

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:25 | 4527502 IridiumRebel
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I'm in Chicago right now and am impressed with the way the city fleeces you for parking. DeBlasshole better get on it and catch up. Sunday parking is free in NYC but 4 bucks an hour from 8AM to midnight here in Shitcago.

Back in topic: I agree, thought they would start some shit in The Middle East. Kansas City Shuffle baby! When they look at the left hand, move with the right. This will be the final "America is a warring Asshole State" for the rest of the world to accept. At least there has been no real bloodshed....yet. Keep working the media Putin to show that E. Ukraine and Crimea want no part of the IMF/EU Debt heroin. NO WAR.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:35 | 4527546 Kayman
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Maybe Barry will try to drone Vlad.  Or maybe, a cage match.

At the end of the day Europe and Russia need to find some kind of "accommodation".  Barry should step aside and reduce the rhetoric.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:55 | 4527576 Tulpa
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In 2008, Mayor Daley sold the rights to parking enforcement for 75 years to a JPM subsidiary for a lump sum to finance some of his "legacy" projects, including the Olympics candidacy.  And now the city's broke again and has no parking revenue.

Mayor Rahm is trying to renegotiate now, but good luck with that.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:00 | 4527581 IridiumRebel
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The New York in me found free parking. That's pretty shitty. Nice town ya got here....a little too big for my tastes.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:22 | 4527802 LMAOLORI
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@IridiumRebel

 

MOAR they need MOAR 

 

Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child

 

snip

 

"Chicago’s per person number is even worse than the Morningstar report found — Msall noted the $18,596 figure does not include pension debt at the CTA, Chicago Park District, Cook County Forest Preserve District and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. In Chicago, the per-person pension debt for City Hall pension funds was alone is $7,149."

 

Moody’s Downgrades Chicago’s Credit Rating, Lowest Of Any Major City Except Detroit

 

snip

 

"Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating, citing the city’s unfunded pension liabilities.

The agency announced Tuesday it’s lowering the rating on $8.3 billion in debt from A3 to Baa1, putting it only three notches above junk-bond status.

Moody’s gave Chicago a negative outlook indicating another downgrade could occur if there’s no pension fix. Moody’s says the rating “reflects the city’s massive and growing unfunded pension liabilities.”

 

 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:55 | 4527453 Rising Sun
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Barry, Barry, Barry, you lazy, stupid, stupid, stupid fuck!!!!!

 

Resign now, you useless piece of shit!!!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:56 | 4527457 f16hoser
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Our "Loser-In-Chief" always goes on Vacation/Golfing when the SHTF. It's called: "Plausible Deniability!" Our Piece-of-Shit president is a pussy, dick-sucking, wimpy excuse of a MAN. Anybody care to argue that point? I did'nt think so...

 

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:59 | 4527465 skwid vacuous
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Get Nudelman on the horn... she said this was gonna be easy!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:22 | 4527513 rwe2late
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The US-backed violent coup in Kiev has established a rump regional government which asserts ownership over all Ukraine, even those regions hostile to the coup. The US, of course, immediately recognized the Kiev regional government and its exaggerated claims (despite the ousted government having been legitimately elected).

The rump coup will want to ignite armed conflict with Moscow in hopes of receiving increased US/NATO aid, and protection against any retaliation by Moscow.
Either
(a) because of McCain and others, and the jingoist rhetoric of Obama, Hillary, & Kerry, the coup is convinced support will come.
OR possibly even
(b) because the US has already given the "green light" to escalate the violence (Think  Saakashvili and the surprise attack on South Ossetia, BinLaden in Afghanistan, or the current strife in Syria.)

Given the penchant of Obama, the CIA, the Pentagon, and even the State Dept. for so-called covert ops, 'special' forces, and assassinations, that will likely be the route taken.

That likely path is a most disagreeable one which will only exacerbate the sectarian animosities already present, further ruin the Ukraine economy, and victimize the population. Moreover, it is a dangerous path to go down, with many unpredictable and volatile actors, and matters could readily escalate beyond Ukraine. Some, unfortunately, look for nothing less than such an outcome.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:57 | 4527939 shovelhead
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Obama backs the thugs because they promised him one of those spiffy neo-nazi armbands.

 

Hot tip: Don't go get it yourself. It ain't just Jews they don't like.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:27 | 4527530 Fix It Again Timmy
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Carpet bomb the Ukraine with Girl Scout Cookies - the goddamn things are EVERYWHERE!!!!......

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:37 | 4527537 Kirk2NCC1701
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The part that still troubles me is that Obama jumped so damn quickly to support the fascist leaders in the uprising (and issue an EO in record time) -- as though they were truly representative of even the Kiev population, much less the rest of the "country".

Clearly his Advisers and Handlers -- an almost homogenous group -- have different plans than are being promoted to the public.

But, if we and Obama are to keep the "internal consistency" of his argument of "self-determination", then other parts of Ukraine (or any other place on earth) also have that same right:  Independence from the rest.

Thus his 'quandry' (that he does not acknowledge): 

> Legitimate power change via elections, or Illegitimate power change via a Coup by a group that's well-supported (from outside)?

> Self-Determination (regional referendums) or Imposed only by Chosen Powers (US) and nobody else?

If we take Obama's "argument" to its logical extreme (Reducto ad absurdum), then... If a well-armed, well-organized and well-funded group of fascist Protesters (anti-black, anti-Jewish) took over the Capitol and stormed the WH, then this would be a "legitimate" Regime Change?  But California or NY (and its Blacks, Jews, Mexicans, Indians and Chinese, etc) could not secede from the New Regime?

Or should we first ask GS?  Or should we first ask the Rockefellers (Exxon-Mobil, Chevron) and Halliburton what non-valuable parts may secede?

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:43 | 4527557 Winston Churchill
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If hypocracy had any value we could pay off the US debt, and have change(and hope) left over.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:48 | 4527564 Debugas
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People in eastern ukrain are mostly russians (by their mentality they associated themselves with russia) but this means nothing becase they have no weapons and will to defend their position with arms

Kiev will send in western nazi-minded groups to the east and kill every separatist one by one

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4527714 11b40
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Not while Putin is still alive.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:03 | 4527585 nah
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so Russia wants to buttruss all the major waterways and take the penisula and 2/3's of the remaining coastline

.

lets throw in Florida bitchez

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:39 | 4527638 Son of Captain Nemo
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Mr. Prince is about to lose his investment.

Sure hope the Chinese don't know about this given there announcement that they will back Russia and not the EU on the sanctions they've imposed moving forward on the separation of Ukraine's "new government"?  Looks like he's about to lose that deal on a logistics package with the Chinese for helping them in Southern Sudan!

Life really sucks when you're a piece of shit that nobody wants to do business with anymore becaue of your poor choices.  The U.S., U.K., Israel and it's soon for departure NATO buds really have become the antisocial "punching bag" to the rest of the World...

BRICS take it away!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4527644 general ambivalent
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Update on shootings.

Prosecutor General: snipers fired from the National Bank

Friday, March 7, 2014, 08:13

During the shooting on February 20 on Instytutska Street in Kyiv, aimed fire came from the building of the National Bank of Ukraine, said Acting General Prosecutor of Ukraine Oleh Makhnitskiy.

"Now we can say that from the National Bank building, a sniper fired rifle shots. Corresponding traces were found there, as well as the barrels of a sniper rifle... This story has been investigated and it is really confirmed."

Makhnitskiy stated that other stories are also being checked. One of them is that sniper fire came from the Ukraine Hotel on Institutska Street and the House with Chimeras on Bankova Street. "Studies, surveys and expertise are performed at these sites," said Makhnitskiy.

He also said that the suspects in the criminal investigation into the mass shooting includes the head of the Special Forces of the Crimean territorial Internal Forces, Colonel Serhiy Asavalyuk. “A search for all of the participants in the events that we already know has been initiated,” said Oleh Makhnitskiy.

The original text, in full, is on Ukrainska Pravda at:http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2014/03/5/7017775/

Also here:

http://news.yahoo.com/russia-ukraine-feud-over-sniper-carnage-203319580....

Where Ukraine blames Russia, which makes no sense.

BBC: Were British AVK Sniper Rifles Used To Kill Ukraine's Kiev Demonstrators?

http://youtu.be/rOOIGuHN8Ao

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 13:01 | 4527739 Son of Captain Nemo
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Brought to you by the NED and USAID with a generous contribution by Chevron...

Another made in the "new" Ukraine brought to you by Alexander Muzichko that wonderful mercenary that's killed innocent Yugoslav's and Russians since 1993 courtesy of the U.S. Government. 

Isn't it kinda wonderful and strange at the same time that the loving support coming from the Zionists is contributing to this kind of resentment in their own name?

Gotta love the desperation of it all!

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:43 | 4528035 tony wilson
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the jewish funded and trained nazis of kiev may not be sending troops now at this moment.

BUT

black water xe systems whatever it is called now where are they?

who is paying the mossad ex parachute regiment merceneries chevron,monsanto.

putin needs to track these fuckers who are piling out of syria into kliev.

the state dept of team freedom usa also needs to answer the question has the cia been involved in the movement of the people of ukraines gold supplies.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 16:24 | 4528274 silvermail
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It was not the "supply" of gold in the United States from Ukraine. It was a steal gold that belongs to all the people of Ukraine.
U.S. gold stolen Ukraine, joining with criminal conspiracy with non-legitimate impostors who committed an armed coup in Kiev and illegally called themselves "Ukrainian government." But this time, the U.S. got the wrong address. All stolen gold, eventually will be returned to the people of Ukraine.
Later, you remember my words, and they will no longer appear for you as very ridiculous.

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 15:25 | 4528142 Sufiy
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US Dollar Slides To The New Low 79.51 As Ukraine Situation Moves To Economic Warfare


  US Military Complex can not be challenged by anyone in the open conflict, but once things are moving into the field of asymmetric economic warfare tactics of Financial Wars U.S. has a problem. Economy can not really handle any external shocks now, Bubble in the equity markets is not translating into the healthy growth so far. Any serious correction in the market can bring very weak economic data further in the proximity of potential recession. And this is where Ukraine situation is coming so handily to the FED's rescue out of Taper. Do you really think that the banks want the tigthening of the money supply now? FED wants Weak US Dollar, FED wants Inflation and FED is ready to pause Taper at any excuse now. Further escalation around Ukraine situation will provide this excuse right in time when the economic data will be turning even weaker than now. http://sufiy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/us-dollar-slides-to-new-low-7951-as....

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 18:40 | 4528651 NoWayJose
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You always have to watch Chicago guys like Obama anytime there is an election. More dead guys vote in Chicago elections than anywhere else.

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