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BREAKING: Ukrainian army storms illegal checkpoints killing at least five

"Up to five pro-Russian gunmen have been killed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk according to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry after the Ukrainian army moved to demolish illegal checkpoints on its outskirts.

One checkpoint was abandoned to the north when five armoured personnel carriers arrived with what appeared well-armed and disciplined troops flying the Ukrainian flag, but latest reports say when the troops left after demolishing it, pro-Russian forces returned.

Three more checkpoints were destroyed to the north-east, and this is where the exchange of fire produced the casualties. Rebel sources said two more pro-Russian fighters were killed on a road leading to the town of Svyatogorsk, which the Ukrainian army claimed to have recaptured on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a warning on Thursday that any use of its army by Ukraine in the east would be a "very serious crime" and have "consequences".

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Biden warns Russia over Ukraine

"Biden said Russia needs to act "without delay," adding: "We will not allow this to become an open-ended process."

Yatsenyuk was harsher in his characterisation of Russia. "No country should be able to behave like an armed bandit," he said. "Russia should stick to its international commitments and obligations. They should not behave as gangsters in the modern century."

The warnings for Russia from both leaders demonstrated the fragility of last week's multinational agreement.

Biden also announced the United States will provide an additional $US50 million ($A53.78 million) to help Ukraine's beleaguered government with political and economic reforms."

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+Jeff Buderer EXcellent point about the emergence of a multipolar world.  My feeling (or hope) is that the bond that unifies the Eurasian block will be the mutually beneficial opportunities for trade and the stability that comes with it, as opposed to the American model of intimidation and use of force... though time will only tell on that one.  Haha yes I guess it seems somewhat Orwellian, although the current system can lay the same claim.  The US is currently trying to establish a trans pacific and a trans atlantic free trade zone aimed at containing the rise of China and eliminating Chinese competion on US exporters... 

The move away from the US dollar as a reserve currency will bring price inflation back to the US.  There is an interesting theory going around that the dumping of treasury bonds will require the US to launch a new domsetic dollar (the republic dollar), while foreign countries will convert their US treasury bonds (reserves) into hard assets like gold and other commodities (or commodity backed currencies).  This new domestic dollar would be required to undergo a series of devaluations to bring it into equilibriam with foreign currency.

The theory continues... A devalued domestic dollar would mean that there would be significant inflation on imported goods, but not domestically produced goods.  Problems would arise when domestic producers will look to foreign markets in order to get paid in stable foreign currency - exactly like whats happening in Venezuela.  However, the upside will be that production costs in the US will be lowered... resulting in the re-industrialization of America.  Factories and jobs will return to America... just don't expect living standards to be as high.

All conjecture of course... but China has been busy in the US buying up industrial estates, decommissioned factories and establishing industrial parks... perhaps they know whats coming    
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Photos Link Masked Men in East Ukraine to Russia

KIEV, Ukraine — "For two weeks, the mysteriously well-armed, professional gunmen known as “green men” have seized Ukrainian government sites in town after town, igniting a brush fire of separatist unrest across eastern Ukraine. Strenuous denials from the Kremlin have closely followed each accusation by Ukrainian officials that the world was witnessing a stealthy invasion by Russian forces.

Now, photographs and descriptions from eastern #Ukraine endorsed by the #Obama administration on Sunday suggest that many of the green men are indeed Russian military and intelligence forces — equipped in the same fashion as Russian special operations troops involved in annexing the #Crimea region in February. Some of the men photographed in Ukraine have been identified in other photos clearly taken among Russian troops in other settings." - NYT

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Photos and descriptions suggest that many of the mysteriously well-armed gunmen in eastern Ukraine are Russian military and intelligence forces.
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Exactly, if history repeats.It's all about the greedy people of this country.
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Very poor it's as if they wish they would just disappear.
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Cool movie.
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These powerful photos take you inside the lives of people living on a dollar a day

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A new book of photographs captures what it means to live in extreme poverty, as some 1.2 billion people do.
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Asia-Pacific navies sign agreement

"The agreement, approved unanimously at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao, is targeted at "establishing international standards in relation to the use of the sea," according to a text of the agreement provided by a US Navy officer.

Although not legally binding, China's adoption of the code indicates its increased willingness to engage with its neighbours, US Navy officials said.

The US, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru and several other nations also signed on."

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After foreclosure crisis, renters suffer under Wall Street landlords

Once Hedge Funds, and investors have purchased the distressed properties, many fail to make unit improvements, and tenants suffer illnesses, such as asthma. The tenants are also confused when the properties change many hands, who to even contact to get repairs done.

So this is definitely an area that needs rules to protect tenants from neglect by property owners whomever they may be. The buyers should also be required, in my opinion, to send each tenant a letter when the property changes hands, along with contact info for the new property buyer. - Cynthia

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Overmortgaged buildings passed from bank to bank leave tenants often not knowing who’s in charge
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Scientist Say: Climate Change: ‘Abrupt,’ ‘Unpredictable,’ ‘Irreversible’ and ‘Highly Damaging’

"In a rare move, the world’s largest scientific society released a report nudging the public to wake up to the scientifically sound and increasingly frightening reality of climate change.

“As scientists, it is not our role to tell people what they should do or must believe about the rising threat of climate change,” the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) wrote in the introduction to its new report, “What We Know.”  “But we consider it to be our responsibility as professionals to ensure, to the best of our ability, that people understand what we know: human-caused climate change is happening, we face risks of abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes and responding now will lower the risk and cost of taking action.” - John Light, Bill Moyers Report

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+Malachy Curran "Market demand for cheaper renewables has driven innovation and brought down prices in solar, etc."

A solar power solution that promised "carbon neutrality, and yet is not any more efficient or carbon neutral than current technologies such as hydroelectric and nuclear.  Hell, even wind power is just barely competitive to nuclear.

And you are comparing bounding confidence intervals (and estimate of error in a single measure with model success rates (measure accuracy of a study's predictions over time?)  Do you understand how to evaluate information?  Basically, Lovejoy is stating that his guess predicts 19 times out of 20 a 1-4 degree Celsius rise.  But that does not tell us with any degree of certainty if his model is accurate, or his model has matched observed values which started in 1960 (not 1880).  So, basically, we are back where I left you in my last response:

The models that do not match observations are____ _______ _

Let's close with a quote from Geologist Timothy Casey:

"The evidence demonstrates that the most significant anthropological contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide is not the combustion of fossil fuels, it is deforestation (80%). The evidence also demonstrates that carbon dioxide is not a cause of global warming, even if it has a minor feedback effect." (Source:
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Star Wars Rebels: WonderCon 2014 Exclusive Clip

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Looks like fun to watch.
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The Footage of SpaceX's First Falcon 9 Reusable Flight Test is Gorgeous - io9

See it here:

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  • Telly
    Consultant, 2011 - present
    Telly (formally Twitvid) is an app based platform, popular for uploading videos onto Twitter. You can also sign up on the site itself, and create a profile and collect videos into your channels you create or just load them onto your profile. Telly lets you connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts for easy sharing.
    Founder (Current Project), 2011 - present is my project, I wanted to make it easier to find the best Youtube channels without all of the distractions you may find elsewhere. This is an ongoing project.
  • Social Media Consultant
    Social Media & Networking, 2007 - present
    Do you need advice on how to make a Facebook fan page, how to properly use tags, or how to get more Twitter followers. Then ask me.
  • Redux TV
    Consultant, 2011 - 2014
    Redux TV is an app on Google TV, for them I update various channels during the week with the latest videos in specific topics, and on the weekend update The Daily News, Politics, Tech News, Entertainment News. During the week I usually update the Get Smart, and Fan-Favorite Music channels, also any other I desire to.
  • Riffsy
    Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Riffsy is a new site that makes it easy to make GIFs we call them 'Riffs' out of your favorite videos. You can make channels or follow others that interest you or even make you own. Go to and request an invite. Follow on Twitter at @Riffsyapp
  • CynIT
    Founder (my future project), 2010 - 2012
    This was a project where I wanted to make it easy for people to learn about IT.
  • Tweak Labs
    Member, 2010 - 2011
    This was a hackerspace that I was a member of back in 2010, Tweak Labs focused on educating the community about technology, computers, programming, and chemistry. They were a great group of guys, that also cared greatly about charity.
  • NWSCC Broadcasting
    Broadcast Assistant, 2005 - 2007
    Located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, for NWSCC I would edit programs that were to be shown on the college television station. I would also run cameras at basketball games, and once interviewed a senator. I organized a debate between two mayoral candidates in Florence, AL, and was a secretary to a great music professor.
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    doing many other things, 1998 - 2005
    Life hath many jobs, till ye find thy place.
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Geek Extraordinaire. News, technology, music, and video curator. Enjoys politics, tech, curation, science, and space. I enjoy discovering and helping to improve beta sites. Care about freedom, women's rights, and human rights.

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