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They better not contemplating any aggressive stance with those guns. The Ukrainian ship needs to be at sea and under observation. I would not trust the ship being left in port. It can still be boarded by people intent on being some kind of irrational hero.
Ukrainian sailors parade on a ship off Sevastopol, Crimea. The Ukrainian
military has avoided confrontations with Russian forces in Crimea.
(Viktor Drachev / AFP/Getty Images / March 12, 2014)
I take issue with that statement. I think the Crimea likes getting all this attention and it emboldens them. The world really doesn't know what the Ukraine will say about it's leadership until May. Keeping everything optimistic to the outcomes within legal elections is the best for the Ukraine. They need to carry out their lives and decide about their votes for May.
Yanukovych is a danger to the people. He dismantled the national military and put militias throughout the country. Even under the constitution preferred by Yanukovych he isn't allowed to assault the sovereignty of the country. What about this seems to be unclear, because, it isn't unclear to most of the Ukrainians.
A special agent with the
Environmental Protection Agency criminal investigations unit is assigned
to the case and a radiation control team from the state Health
Department was on scene Friday.
Brad Torgerson, with the
state Health Department’s waste management division, said the team
determined that radiation levels “do not appear to present any public
health hazards.” He said the company, RP Services, of Riverton, Wyo.,
was told to put the waste in proper containers and submit a plan for
He is also wrong. At least Senator Feinstein actually conducts oversight. Chambliss is just being political to demonize a Democratic Senator.
I can't imagine an entire US Legislative body being spied on through covert methods by the CIA. That is a return to J. Edgar Hoover or worse McCarthy.
By Stephen Dinan
The Washington Times
Updated: 9:09 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
...“Although (click here) people speak as though we know all the pertinent facts
surrounding this matter, the truth is, we do not,” said Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the committee’s vice chairman....
Well there is a brilliant statement. What does he mean he doesn't know? He is a member of the oversight committee, it is his responsibility to know. What is his role in this as well? At least Senator Feinstein knew something.
Gas explosion. I really think homes and buildings need to be electric without gas lines within them or under the streets. If a power plant runs on natural gas it can supply the electricity any city needs. Natural gas pipelines among homes and buildings is a really bad idea. Besides, the future doesn't require pipelines of gas. The future is about alternative energies and they don't pipelines.
Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times
Firefighters work to extinguish the last flames from an explosion caused
by a gas leak that destroyed two buildings on Park Avenue in the East
Harlem neighborhood of New York on Wednesday.
Published: 12 March 2014 07:27 PM
Updated: 12 March 2014 07:40 PM
NEW YORK — A gas leak (click here) triggered a large explosion in East Harlem on
Wednesday morning, destroying two buildings, killing at least three
people and wounding more than 50 others. Around 10 people remain
missing, according to the authorities....
Ten still missing. That is not good. I am sure the cold in NYC has something to do with it.
...Forensic investigator (click here) Lt. Col Johannes Vermeulen, using the items as
props, testified in Pretoria that the evidence indicated Pistorius was
not wearing his leg prostheses when he fired four shots through the
bathroom door and smashed it in with the bat on Valentine's Day 2013,
South Africa's Times Live reported....
The USA, Russia, China, Japan, Phillipines have absolutely no intelligence on this. None at all. In the age of airline security, no one has a clue.
Anyone check the Nicobar Islands? The India military wants get involved, why aren't they? They should take the initiative in international waters. They should not wait to be invited. This might have impact on their waters and nation.
Did national intelligence of nations forget the damage a jet can do? All it needs is a refueling station. There are a lot of cities within reach. I'd have refineries report their sales, too. Any oil shipments diverted? They all made it to their destination without delay and with original capacity?
Airlines flight vanishes over South China Sea: An international hunt
for clues in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet
intensified, with dozens of ships searching a vast expanse of sea and
investigators chasing down leads. But authorities acknowledged that they
By William Wan Published: March 11
BEIJING — As frustrations mount, (click here) the sniping has begun in the search
for the vanished Malaysia Airlines jet. China has criticized the Malaysia-led investigation
for not searching hard or fast enough. Malaysia has criticized Vietnam
for releasing — prematurely, Malaysia insists — photos of possible
debris amid the search.
Meanwhile, some families of passengers have criticized them all
for lack of communication, accusing them of general incompetence and of
caring more about their image than about survivors....
Deciding winners and losers? All car companies use direct market called, "Build a ...whatever" (click here) Then the website will hook the buyer up with a place to purchase it called a dealer. The model is no different than Tesla's marketing.
March 11, 2014 at 5:06 PM March 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM
Looking to get your "green" on with a luxury electric car? (click here) If Tesla is your choice, you
might have a hard time finding one after the state Motor Vehicle Commission
today unanimously passed new rules that will limit Tesla's direct sales
business model. The new rules made more
stringent the need for a franchised dealer, a model that the electric carmaker
says is "anti-Tesla" as the carmaker operates through storefronts that allow
for buyers to purchase directly from the manufacturer. "The Administration has
decided to go outside the legislative process by expediting a rule proposal
that would completely change the law in New Jersey," the company said in a
statement posted on its corporate website. "This new rule, if adopted, would
curtail Tesla's sales operations and jeopardize our existing retail licenses in
the state. "... Even though there is no direct legislative action, the agencies of any government are defined and delegated powers by legislative measures. Time to get on with it. I will say this, dealerships increase employment. But, putting Tesla out of business will only reduce the possibility of current employment and it's future expansion in to the markets. The Commerce Clause (click here) ...The Commerce Clause has historically been viewed as both a grant of
congressional authority and as a restriction on states’ powers to
regulate. The “dormant” Commerce Clause refers to the prohibition,
implied in the Commerce Clause, against states passing legislation that
discriminates against or excessively burdens interstate commerce....
Raleigh, N.C. – PPP’s newest poll in Iowa (click here) finds a tale
of two primaries. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton continues to
lead all potential candidates by wide margins. She keeps 67% of the
Democratic vote, while the only other candidates to garner support were
Joe Biden at 12%, Elizabeth Warren at 5%, Mark Warner at 3%, Andrew
Cuomo at 2%, and Cory Booker at 1%. The 67% figure is down slightly from
when we polled in July (71%), but that decrease in support seems to
have gone to voters now unsure about whom they will vote for instead of
any specific candidate. Clinton fares best among those identifying as
very liberal (79% of the vote) and women (71%). While her favorability
rating is also down slightly from July, 82% of Democratic voters still
view her favorably, compared to only 9% who view her unfavorably....
March 06, 2014 McCain Least Popular Senator in Country (click here) -PPP's newest Arizona poll finds that John McCain is unpopular
with Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike and has now become
the least popular Senator in the country. Only 30% of Arizonans approve
of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove. There isn't much
variability in his numbers by party- he's at 35/55 with Republicans,
29/53 with Democrats, and 25/55 with independents, suggesting he could
be vulnerable to challenges in both the primary and general elections
the next time he's up....
And where exactly are the women married with spouse present? Huh? Huh? Where is that? Oh, the bachelor's degree or more. I'll be darn.
Patton is either a covert right winger that needs to come out of her closet or she simply wants fame anyway she can get it.
Just as a point of disinterest, 33 percent of American women are unmarried when they give birth. That's what stuck in Patton's craw. The real question is how many teen births occur in the USA that compromise their future, the future of their children and the potential to marry successfully. That's what has to be answered. Do teen moms have a propensity for poverty? Answer that and maybe teens won't be prey anymore for adoption services.
Patton’s arguments (click here) are based on outdated facts. As she acknowledges, her
book is advice — not a study. “There are very few statistics in this
book, and my research has been limited to talking with people I know,
like and trust,” she writes.But thatadvice sends young
women the wrong message: That they should relegate their hard work, in
the classroom and the workplace, to the back seat and instead focus on
catching a man in college, lest they risk becoming “a spinster with
cats.” In fact, 91% of college educated women (and men) do marry, suggesting that the vast majority of those wishing to wed find a partner. Here’s what’s wrong with some of Patton’s other advice.....
Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials say the order was a precaution and that the
temblors — felt in Poland Township and the village of Lowellville near the Pennsylvania border —
were not related to area waste-injection wells, one of which was tied to earthquakes near
Youngstown in 2011.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we notified the only oil and gas operator in the area and
ordered them to halt all operations until further assessment can take place,” Mark Bruce, an ODNR
spokesman, said in a statement.
A magnitude 3.0 quake was reported at 2:26 a.m. and a magnitude 2.6 at 11:45 a.m. yesterday,
according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The location was just south of Youngstown, near a
seven-well fracking operation....
I think the stocks are in safer hands today then ten years ago. I think GM is going to have a better future than anyone wants to admit.
By Emily Flitter and Aruna Viswanatha and Ben Klayman
(Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are examining whether General Motors
<GM.N> is criminally liable for failing to properly disclose
problems with some of its vehicles that were linked to 13 deaths and led
to a recall last month, according to a source familiar with the
investigation. The New York-based probe is in its early stages, and the
source did not elaborate on the legal theory behind the potential
criminal liability. Federal investigators are reviewing information about how
GM handled reports of problems with ignition switches that first came
to light 10 years ago, according to the source. The source did not want to be named because the probe has not been disclosed publicly. GM declined to comment on Tuesday. Shares of GM closed down 5 percent to $35.18 on the New York Stock Exchange....
The bankruptcy proceedings were excuses for Jeep, too. Jeep was suppose to issue a recall for air bags and never did.
James R. Healey USA TODAY
5:38 p.m. EST March 5, 2014
In an unusual move, (click here) General Motors CEO Mary Barra says she's
personally directing the recall of 1.37 million GM cars with a
potentially fatal flaw in their ignition switches — one GM has known
about since 2004 but kept using at least until late 2006. Separately,
GM President Dan Ammann came close to directly blaming the "old,"
pre-bankruptcy reorganization GM for the recall. He told the trade
publication Automotive News at the Geneva Motor Show: "This is a new leadership team. We're aiming to do things in the right way."...
...After months of diligent courting (click here) by the three candidates and a $9 million barrage of political
advertising by outside groups, voters in Pinellas County, Fla., chose Jolly over Alex Sink, a
Democrat and his main rival. Jolly won 48.5 percent of the vote and Sink received 46.6 percent. A
third candidate, Lucas Overby, a Libertarian, won 4.8 percent....
Christopher Ruddy (click here), 49, the chief executive officer and founder of
conservative media company Newsmax Media, is giving a tour of his
neighborhood in an Acura driven by his chauffeur, Hector. The car heads
south on I-95 from West Palm Beach to Boca Raton. It’s the heart of
Florida’s Red Belt. Ann Coulter lives a few blocks away—Ruddy spent New
Year’s Eve there. Rush Limbaugh is just across the bridge. Donald Trump,
David Koch, Patty Mellon Scaife, and a host of other Republican power
brokers have homes across the lagoon in Palm Beach....
John Mariani firstname.lastname@example.org February 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM February 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
...The technology's birthday (click here) is reckoned as March 12, 1989, the date
that Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a paper proposing a system for managing
information on the internet that would become the framework for the Web.
He released the code for the system for free on Christmas Day the
The Web made it easy for ordinary users to pull documents from the internet and to use it to interact with others.
In 1995, only 14 percent of American adults were using the internet,
according to previous Pew research. That exploded to 87 percent in Pew's
latest survey. The trend is similar for broadband use, which is nearly