I thought we managed to stop the Cold War...
What happend to President Putin?
He once admitted the whole European idea...
Are we really so different?
Who needs an Empire, if we can peacefully co-exist?
Look at the big challenges of human-kind, not the small ones...!
The Russian Senate has given Putin the go-ahead to use Russian forces anywhere in the Ukraine "to protect the people."
So if you haven't been paying attention, Ukraine just toppled it's government (which was pro-Russian), to re-align with it's pro-EU factions, and it appears that Russia is invading in retaliation.
Note: I'm learning this stuff as I go, and my knowledge of the Crimean War, and the general region is thin at best. But I can tell that this is distinctly NotGood(tm).
Photo Mars 2014
❝ How do we know repealing the 17th Amendment would turn state legislative elections into proxies for national debates? Because we’ve seen it before. Consider the most famous Senate race in history, when Abraham Lincoln squared off against Stephen Douglas on the question of the expansion of slavery in 1858. We tend to forget, all these years later, that neither man was actually on the ballot. Instead, Illinois voters were choosing Republican or Democratic state legislators, who would, in turn, pick either Lincoln or Douglas. Because the state Legislature had the power to choose the next senator, and because slavery was the burning national question, there was precious little attention for, say, road building or local tax policy or whatever else the Illinois state Legislature had been up to. The only thing that mattered was a national question and the candidates debating it. In effect, in that election, Illinois chose its state lawmakers without paying much attention to the performance of state officials. ❞
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