Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Vladimir Putin: Russia Could Take Kiev In Two Weeks


Russian forces could take over Kiev in two weeks, President Vladimir Putin reportedly told the EU.
In the last week, more than 1,000 Russian forces have crossed the border into Ukraine to back Russia-aligned rebels. As fears of wider military action grow, EU President Jose Manuel Barroso said Putin claimed his forces could take over the Ukrainian capital within two weeks.

Russia Threatening To Drop Nuclear Bomb In Ukraine, Defense Minister Claims

Russia is threatening to use nuclear weapons if Ukrainian forces continue to fight pro-Russia separatists, the Ukrainian Defense Minister is claiming.

On Monday, Defense Minister Valeriy Heltey wrote on his Facebook page that Russia is making threats of a nuclear attack against the country if the war continues.

This Map Shows Which Countries Prefer China Over The US

map countries that like china over usa

The power struggle between China and the United States was thrust into daylight last week when a Chinese jet intercepted a U.S. naval patrol plane over the South China Sea. After the fact, the U.S. military said its plane had been flying routine patrols in international airspace. The Chinese military said the airspace was theirs and that the U.S. needed to stop conducting close surveillance of its territory.

Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

Moscow (AFP) - Russia declared NATO a major "threat" on Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin's perceived stoking of war in Ukraine.

Moscow's surprise declaration of a shift in its military doctrine came just ahead of a NATO summit in Wales on Thursday at which beleaguered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will lobby US President Barack Obama for military support.

Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage: SITE

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said on Tuesday, as the militant group raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its fighters in Iraq.

Monday, September 1, 2014

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

Ready for launch


The UK Has A Plan To Cut Off Russian Businesses From The Rest Of The World

The UK Has A Plan To Cut Off Russian Businesses From The Rest Of The World
The situation in eastern Ukraine on Friday, Aug. 29.

The United Kingdom will push the European Union this weekend to consider the most punitive sanctions yet against Russia for its involvement in escalating the crisis in Ukraine.

According to Bloomberg, the U.K. plans to propose blocking Russia from the SWIFT banking transaction system, a move analysts say would effectively cut off Russian businesses from the rest of the world's financial system. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will put forward the proposal during a meeting with E.U. leaders in Brussels on Saturday.

Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister

Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday.

“The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us,” Heletey’s statement reads.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Putin’s propoganda keeps Russians in the dark about Ukraine and more

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, his bitter resentment at the Soviet empire’s collapse metastasized into seething Russian nationalism, has marginalized the political opposition, muzzled dissidents and intimidated independent voices in civil society. In prosecuting his widening war in Ukraine, he has also resurrected the tyranny of the Big Lie, using state-controlled media to twist the truth so grotesquely that most Russians are in the dark — or profoundly misinformed — about events in their neighbor to the west.

Kim Jong Un’s Banker Runs Away With The Dictator’s Money

Yun Tae Hyong was a top banker in Kim Jong Un’s North Korea. He personally handled the dictator’s finances while managing the Daesong Bank.

Now Mr. Hyong is a fugitive.

According the South Korean newspaper, JoongAng Ilbo, a well-informed source said that Yun Tae Hyong had disappeared in Nakhodka, Russia, taking about $5 million in cash with him. The source referred to the money as a slush fund used by Kim Jong Un. The banker is now allegedly looking for asylum in a third country.

Để tôn trọng Quốc kỳ Việt Nam Cộng Hoà _T/g Trần Văn Tích

Trên internet có người đưa tin là trong một buổi sinh hoạt của đồng bào tỵ nạn tại Hoa Kỳ, có kẻ đã không nghiêm chỉnh đứng dậy chào quốc kỳ Việt Nam Cộng Hoà khi buổi sinh hoạt khai mạc và nhân vật phụ trách điều khiển chương trình hôm đó là Nhạc sĩ Nam Lộc. Anh Nam Lộc đã cải chính với bằng chứng hết sức đáng tin cậy.

Tuy nhiên chuyện không ngừng ở đây, chắc chắn như thế. Thực tế chúng ta thấy rằng cộng đồng tỵ nạn Việt Nam đang phải đối phó với tình trạng các thành phần do chế độ cộng sản gửi ra ngoại quốc càng ngày càng tăng. Chúng có thể là những du sinh, những kẻ đi du lịch, những tên cán bộ cộng sản v.v.. Chúng sẽ tìm cách tham gia các sinh hoạt cộng đồng của tập thể lưu vong không phải để hỗ trợ mà để dò xét và nhất là để gây rối. Ngoài ra cũng không thể bỏ qua những kẻ vong thân mất gốc tuy xuất thân từ chế độ quốc gia Miền Nam nhưng nay thay đổi chính kiến, phản bội chính nghĩa, phủ nhận căn cước.

Here Is What Coffee Actually Does To Your Brain :-)

Coffee wakes you up in the morning and keeps you alert throughout the day, but how does its magic ingredient actually work? Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown demystify the inner workings of caffeine in their latest ASAP Science video.

Nó _Dan Nguyên, Chế Linh, Tuấn Vũ

Thằng bé âm thầm đi vào ngõ nhỏ.
Tuổi ấu thơ đã mang nhiều âu lo.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Why I Just Can't Become Chinese :-)

"America makes Chinese Americans. China doesn't make American Chinese!" _Mr. Liu
[Nước Mỹ giúp/làm người Tàu trở thành người Mỹ (để hòa nhập vào nước Mỹ). Nước Tàu không giúp/làm người Mỹ trở thành người Tàu (để hòa nhập vào nước Tàu). ]
From left, former Ambassador Gary Locke, Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, restaurateur Eddie Huang and labor activist Ai-jen Poo. Photo Illustration by Sean McCabe; ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images (Gary Locke); Reuters (Tony Hsieh); Associated Press (Eddie Huang); Getty Images (Ai-jen Poo)

The contributions of Chinese Americans underscore a great U.S. advantage—and the limits of China's rise.

Try as I might, I just can't become Chinese.

It started as a thought experiment: I wondered what it would take for me, the son of Chinese immigrants, to become a citizen of China. So I called the nearest Chinese consulate and got lost in a voice mail maze with nobody at the end. The consulate's website explained the process for getting visas but not for naturalization.

EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

 A Ukrainian loyalist fighter from the Azov Battalion stand guard on a hill on the outskirts of Mariupol on August 30, 2014 (AFP Photo/Francisco Leong)

Brussels (AFP) - European Union leaders on Sunday gave Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warned it was on the brink of "full-scale war" with Moscow.

Fears are growing that the confrontation on the EU's eastern borders could engulf the whole continent after Russia sent troops to back a new offensive by pro-Kremlin rebels in southeastern Ukraine.