Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Post... For Now

How was your first day of summer?

Quickly now...

A cease-fire would allow Putin to continue taking all of Ukraine:

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support Saturday for Ukraine's unilateral cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and appealed to both sides to halt all military operations.


The federal government is concerned about the latest claim that Russia is trying to use its energy resources as a tool to pressure its neighbours.

Instead of threatening to cut off oil and gas to its European customers, Russia is allegedly helping non-governmental groups to spread misinformation about hydraulic fracturing - known as fracking - in order to help keep Europe dependent on Russian energy.

The accusation came from the secretary-general of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who said Thursday that Russia was actively working with environmental groups to plot against fracking.

"I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engages actively with so-called non-governmental organizations, environmental organizations, working against shale gas obviously to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas," he said.

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday that whether or not Russia is helping to spread lies about shale gas development, the continent needs more energy options, particularly from Canada.
He said Canada needs to build pipelines that travel east to help reduce Europe's dependence on Russian oil and gas.

"All of this links together," Kenney said.


Where did they find that haughty reptile representing the IRS? He should play the villain in every movie until the end of time.

If this person had been working for a private company and not the IRS, he would be in irons right now.

Let's cut Pakistan off:

When Paul arrived in Thailand 18 months ago (December 2012), he was very angry and confused.   He was betrayed by people he trusted. His whole family was almost killed and everything he worked for was gone, stolen, lost forever, because his family was Christian and had no legal rights in Pakistan.

Over at the Fur: a Connecticut school blocks even the Vatican's website over fears of "hate speech" (insert own home-schooling comment here), James Delingpole is awfully clever, a graphic of countries that have enacted hate speech laws and much, much more!

And now, "Breaking Bad" a la "Mr. Men". Enjoy.

Stay cool.

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