This explains a lot about Crimea and why we can't do anything about the dismemberment of Ukraine. Putin warned us about the precedent we were setting in Kosovo; now he's applying the lesson to the benefit of Russia.
I can remember listening to Chinese propaganda broadcasts when I was a kid in the 50s and early sixties. Laughably stilted and full of phrases like "capitalist running dogs" (which I now use myself, actually.) Now it's the NYT with the obvious propaganda and the Chinese with truth. Funny world.
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall... John McCain on Russia: "They punish dissent and imprison opponents. They rig your elections. They control your media. They harass, threaten, and banish organizations that defend your right to self-governance. To perpetuate their power they foster rampant corruption in your courts and your economy and terrorize and even assassinate journalists who try to expose their corruption. They write laws to codify bigotry against people whose sexual orientation they condemn."
This is the first time Shakir (the big black cat) has been willing to share the bed with Gayatri (the pirate cat). The difference seems to be that the "entrance" now faces the fire, so both of them get radiative heat, and there's enough for everybody.
Because my friend is dying I went on to the land she loves To say Kaddish for my mother, Under fir trees, through overgrown thistles Past the echoing barn, The last holdouts of summer blackberries, Followin...
I live in the Santa Cruz mountains with my wife Deborah, our dog Mr. Darcy,
and two cats with three eyes between them. I'm a convinced Quaker, queer, gospel anarchist,
science-fiction writer, Stoogeolator, aspiring biointensive gardener, and German
Shepherd Dog fanatic.
Co-author with Sherwood Smith of Exordium space opera series, now in ebook format from Book View Cafe.
Occidental College, UCLA, Glendale High School
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