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The most common age for a man to get divorced is fifty. The kids are grown and out of the house, he’s reached some level of financial success and power, and his wife is no longer young. If he’s ...
by A Southerner in Yankeeland
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 12:47 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
RT RT and The Ecologist report that a huge forest fire near the abandoned contaminated zone around the Chernobyl disaster site in northern Ukraine is releasing plutonium as well as cesium and ...
by Joieau
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:51 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
It actually seems that these two opinions are the only ones the commentators have on Putin. Either you think Putin is evil, ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 118 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 07:25 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Eternal Hope is right in the contention that military advisers in Ukraine can snowball. We're in a dangerous situation. Obama's focus on diplomacy is the right one, and I have to admit that military ...
by OllieGarkey
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 09:02 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
The time has come to face facts: Putin's Russia is going to weather the economic sanctions.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 73 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2015 at 11:17 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Today, in the papers, it was announced that the US has sent 300 military "advisers" to Ukraine to train their army. That measure seems for all the world like it is a safe choice for President Obama --
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 148 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 12:33 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
You may (or may not) have heard about the blowup this week in Toronto about the cancellation by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra of a guest appearance by pianist Valentina Lisitsa this week, because ...
by chingchongchinaman
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Apr 11, 2015 at 06:30 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
"We can fight against the Europeans, we can fight with ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 115 comments on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 09:41 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I'm really old - old enough to remember when true conservatives opposed USA participation in NATO (per 'Mr. Republican' Senator Robert Taft in the late 1940s and into the 1950s). Today I read Paul ...
by MisterCharlie
Comment Count 36 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 04:03 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here .[ Note for TomDispatch Readers:   As of Saturday morning, I will be on ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 09:01 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Congress is tired of all this talk of war with Iran and has a new target: war with Russia. Earlier today, Congress passed a resolution calling on Obama to provide Ukraine with military assistance.
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 186 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM PDT with 73 Recommends
Ukraine occupies 142nd place out of 175 countries in Transparency International’s Corruptions Perception Index, the worst in Europe. It's corruption rating has gotten even worse since the Maiden ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 130 comments on Tue Mar 24, 2015 at 02:46 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Or make the Rec list, after all, it's not a NeoCon/Neolib CT based on the musings of an irrelevent Russian Has Been, but: Russia's Putin reappears after 10 day absence, laughs off 'gossip' By ...
by JayFarquharson
Comment Count 76 comments on Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 02:25 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
The BBC is reporting that Vladimir Putin has admitted plotting the annexation of Crimea three weeks before a "referendum" on "self-determination". The admission was made in a documentary shown on ...
by Lib Dem FoP
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 07:27 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Putin now is seen as having planned his Crimean incursion quite explicitly , raising of course the issues related to street killings of dissenters in Russia while the conflict continues. The US ...
by annieli
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 02:57 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
Nope. There are no Nazis in Ukraine. This woman, a brave patriot from the notorious Aidar Battalion , I'm sure has no knowledge what the number(in gothic script no less) "1488" means. And The ...
by protectspice
Comment Count 104 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 03:22 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Ukraine's losses on the battlefield may be the least of its worries. Ukraine's economy, already a basketcase, may be about to completely collapse . Policy makers in Kiev banned banks from ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 120 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 09:56 AM PST with 30 Recommends
Chimera "A fanciful mental illusion or fabrication." (The Free Dictionary) "If we're going to authorize use of military force, the president should have all the tools necessary to win the fight ...
by ATexican
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 07:56 AM PST with 32 Recommends
There's a simple explanation for Zbigniew "Zbig" Brzezinski's rabid anti-Russian hatred in the current Ukraine crisis (and others involving Russia). His forebears (and family name) are Poles from ...
by BvueDem
Comment Count 69 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 04:18 PM PST with 9 Recommends
President Obama is considering sending lethal weapons to Kiev. So is Canadian PM Stephen Harper . Even ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 432 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 02:14 PM PST with 51 Recommends