Russian Communists planning mass boycott of all American goods “It is easy to find replacements with goods produced in Russia. ”They are high quality. Universal boycott might be too complicated, suggest pinpoint action of goods that deal heaviest blow to US economy. Boycott is voluntary.
United States farmers have interest in Ukraine situation, regional instability could have consequences on wheat and corn supplies around world, possible disruptions in country’s supply chain. Western sanctions on Russian wheat output could have repercussions on American farms and elsewhere.
Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said not bound by its recommendations, will not affect “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and troops will remain there.
Ukrainian army is ramping up psychological pressure on regions engulfed in anti-government protests to frighten rebellious cities into compliance by roaring fighter jets above the heads of the activists. The skies over cities in eastern Ukraine are resounding to the roar of attack helicopters and fighter jets.
Oklahoma residents who produce energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, those with systems already installed won’t be affected, new customers will now be charged a monthly fee.
The Drug Policy Alliance filed an amicus brief today urging Louisiana Supreme Court to review the prison sentence of Bernard Noble, sentenced to 13.3 years of hard labor in prison without parole for possessing the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes.
Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.
Chancellor Angela Merkel: “all of Germany’s energy policies must be reconsidered.”Most important energy supplier is Russia: provides 38 percent of Germany’s natural gas, 35 percent oil imports, 25 percent of coal, no alternatives that could cover shortfalls of this magnitude. Supplies already short.
New York Times whitewashes the social and political character of the new Ukrainian government, blames violence on Moscow. Downplays government’s decision to deploy military aircraft against its own population. Government in Kiev includes ministers from Ukraine fascist party Svoboda.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: Russia, the US, the EU and Ukraine have adopted a joint document on the de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, after talks in Geneva, calls for all illegal armed groups to lay down arms and a wide amnesty, “immediate start of a nationwide national dialogue,”
Putin criticized Ukraine’s coup-appointed government.“Have they lost their minds?! "They are deploying tanks, armored vehicles and weaponry! Crisis in Ukraine can only be solved through a compromise in the interests of the Ukrainian people".
Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev: Kiev reduced water supplies to the peninsula by three times called on Ukraine to reconsider decision. Crimea prevented Kiev from cutting off all water with technical solution. Denied Ukraine allegations Crimea has not paid for its water,
Russian government has warned about delivering advanced weapons to Syria’s foreign-backed militants, saying it would destabilize the situation, thwart any political solution to the crisis in the country. Dangerously escalated with US anti-tanks missile systems delivered to militants.
US President Barack Obama: The Russians are “not interested in any kind of military confrontation with us, understanding that our conventional forces are significantly superior to the Russians. “We don’t need a war.”Accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the unrest in Ukraine.
New anti-terrorism law that widens definition of terrorist “crimes”, tougher sentences, aimed at crushing protests by the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Anti-protest law is even stricter than those of the Mubarak era or when Egypt was still a British protectorate.
Bryan Fischer, director Issues Analysis American Family Association: top 1 percent fund 30 percent of government. Poor, low income and middle class who use welfare. other government services shouldn't be resentful of these people, they should kiss ground they walk on.
As tensions grow between Ukraine and Russia, Romanian President Traian Basescu says the US will send another warship to the Black Sea after its guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook leaves. Russia: move is part of a build-up of naval forces by NATO allies in the region.
RIA Novosti: armored transport vehicles personnel sent to eastern Ukraine in crackdown on self-defense activists switched sides, joined pro-federalist activists. Russia: condemned decision by new authorities to use force against federalization supporters, said it was unpleasant turn of events.
A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.
Army troops sent to eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk for “anti-terrorist operation” refused to follow orders, surrendered their weapons and armored vehicles. Some troops voiced support for eastern Ukrainians, agreed to lay down their weapons, go home following negotiations.
NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen: package of military measures; will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to Ukraine crisis, take further action if needed, will be implemented immediately, more will follow. Putin: NATO’s eastward expansion a direct security threat.
The leaders of the community self-defense groups in 20 cities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have reached an agreement with federal officials to begin demobilizing, officials said. Agreed to work with federal authorities to to identify Caballeros Templarios drug cartel “targets.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine is "on the verge of civil war" after Kiev sent in troops against pro-Russia separatists. Mr Putin, in a phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, described the move as a "sharp escalation, military operation "anti-constitutional.
First Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. Russia: Ukraine is on the brink of “civil war, Kiev’s leaders ordered troops and tanks towards a flashpoint eastern city to push back separatist surge.
The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper making military preparations for military intervention in Syria, leaked documents show. Canada’s National Defense has drawn up five scenarios for military mission in Syria, according to documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen
Florida couple challenge the state when they were told they would be fined $500 simply for having a vegetable garden on property they owned for over 20 years. Florida officials claim it was an eyesore
Vermont Senate votesf 26-2 for a bill that would require GMO labels on food products. Governor Peter Shumlin has shown signs of the likelihood of signing. FDA relies on testing done by biotech companies and food producers - not independent, impartial sources.
France parliament passed law prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain adopted at EU level. If any strain of GM crop is adopted in the future at EU level it will be banned in France.
The American financial elite has launched a sweeping nationwide assault on the pension benefits of US workers in both the public and private sectors. States throughout the country, sought to slash government workers’ legally protected pension benefits on grounds there is no money.
A Ukrainian general leading the operation against protesters in the east of the country has warned that activists who refuse to lay down their arms will be “destroyed. Kremlin: allegations about Russia’s military presence in eastern Ukraine are “absurd. There are no Russian troops there.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R ): signed law bans cities from passing higher wages paid sick days, vacations. “Would drive out businesses raise prices. Minimum wage workers young, single high school or college students living with parents in middle-class families in part-time entry level jobs”
Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak: pushing for NATO to send “significant” amounts of ground troops to his country soon as possible, important to ignore any objections Russia might raise about escalated NATO deployment on its frontier.
The coup-imposed Ukrainian government has amassed military hardware near the eastern Ukrainian towns refusing to recognize Kiev’s rule, and rallying for the country’s federalization. Videos from the area show tanks, APCs and army helicopters. Military vehicles reported in neighboring regions.
Turkish officials called for Twitter to open office, pay tax in the country, after Turkey banned the blogging site in the country for two weeks following corruption scandal. Aim is for the company to pay tax, meet Turkey's just demands.
A majority party MP is suggesting amendments to the Russian law on mass media, making it obligatory for civil servants and all politicians to reply to journalists’ queries under threat of fines. Law applies to representative of federal and municipal bodies of power, various public organizations and unions.
Ukraine’s coup-installed president, Aleksandr Turchinov, proposed conducting joint operation with UN peacekeeping forces, signs decree immediately imposing a special anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country. Ban Ki-moon: Kiev could rely fully on help from the UN as its partner.
White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed CIA Director John Brennan visited Kiev over the weekend, met with high-ranked Ukrainian officials. Deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused Brennan of ordering crackdown on pro-Russian activists in the east of the country.
Government is coming after the children and grandchildren of the original debtors for the repayment. In some cases, IRS doesn't possess the original records of the debts. Debts of parents from the early 1960s and 70s are being collected from children.
The stock market dive Friday that brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average to near 16,000 and the Nasdaq to below 4,000 might reflect an accelerated move by Russia away from the petrodollar in retaliation for the Obama administration’s threatened economic sanctions over Crimea.
Israel and Palestinian negotiators to extend US-brokered peace talks. As part of the deal, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard sentenced to life in 1987 after admitting to passing US miliary secrets to Israel while working as intelligence analyst for US Navy to be freed.
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