Monday, March 03, 2014

Monday Post

Quickly now....

If the West really wanted to get Putin's attention countries like Canada and the US would withdraw from the UN wherein Russia has a permanent seat on the UN security council and it would be ejected from the G8.

Where is the West's courage and resolve?

Ukraine's fugitive president requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's U.N. ambassador said Monday, contradicting the president's own comments last week, while Ukraine's ambassador said 16,000 troops are now deployed there.

Utter horse crap.

Also: in January 1994, Ukraine was persuaded to surrender its nuclear weapons to Russia for elimination and in return the US and Europe would offer it security. Discuss.

Some people are utterly fried that Sarah Palin was right about Russia's invading Ukraine:

The former Foreign Policy editor who dismissed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's warnings about Ukraine during the 2008 campaign still refuses to give Palin credit for her prescience and not engaging in the groupthink that has plagued the mainstream media and the chattering elite. 

How's that complete wrongness working out far ya?

Oh, look what North Korea's doing again:

North Korea fired two more suspected short-range missiles into the sea this morning in another apparent protest against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises that Pyongyang calls a preparation for attack, South Korean officials said.
The launches followed South Korea's announcement last week that North Korea fired four short-range Scud missiles with a range of more than 125 miles into the country's eastern waters.


Japanese and North Korean Red Cross officials met in China on Monday in what Japan hopes will be a step toward talks on the return of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.

Where is Megumi Yokota?

He should tell that fat pygmy's son to get stuffed:

North Korea on Monday deported an Australian missionary detained for spreading Christianity in the country, saying he apologized for his anti-state religious acts and requested forgiveness. 

Authorities in North Korea had arrested John Short for secretly spreading Bible tracts near a Buddhist temple in Pyongyang on Feb. 16, the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said. 

The report said that Short, 75, admitted he committed a crime that hurt the Korean people's trust in their leaders and that he apologized for his behavior.

In other news, Premier Kathleen Wynne looked twelve year-old Madi Vanstone, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, right in the eye and lied to her:

Madi Vanstone, from Beeton, Ont., has been taking the drug Kalydeco to treat a rare form of cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that creates a sticky, thick mucus which builds up in the lungs and affects other organs.

But the cost of the pills — $349,000 a year — isn't covered in Ontario, leaving her family and friends to raise the money to pay for the drug. ...

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who met with Madi and her mother, said the drug isn't covered yet because the price is still under negotiation.

Some provinces have banded together to use their collective buying power to cut drug costs.

Alberta, which is leading the talks on Kalydeco, has made three proposals to the drug maker Vertex, but it has rejected each one, Wynne said.

It's not responsible for Ontario to undermine other provinces, she added.

"Of course we don't put a price on a human being's life," she told the legislature.

But a former health minister called her response "complete garbage."
The governing Liberals could fund the drug tomorrow if they wanted to, said Progressive Conservative Jim Wilson. But they have little money left after spending scandals over cancelled gas plants, electronic health records and the province's air ambulance service.

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