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NATO sounds alarm as Russian
forces build on Ukraine border

Christian Science Monitor, by Dan Murphy

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/23/2014 7:21:20 PM

Ukraine´s acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya said this morning that the likelihood of war between his country and Russia is growing as Russian troops continued to seize Ukrainian military bases in the annexed Crimea region. Mr. Deschchytsya told ABC that "we don´t know what (Russian President Vladimir) Putin has in his mind... that´s why this situation is becoming even more explosive than it used to be a week ago." NATO commander Gen. Philip Breedlove told a conference in Brussels that the Russian force along the Ukrainian border "is very, very sizable and very, very ready" and that "Russia is acting

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 3/23/2014 7:43:58 PM     (No. 9781135)

When your commanding general is named "Breedlove" you just know your army is going nowhere!

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A Fourth of July parade float that depicted a figure standing outside an outhouse labeled the “Obama Presidential Library” has created a stir on social media and is also receiving criticism in Norfolk, Nebraska. (Snip) Neither the float nor the pickup identified a sponsor; a sign in the windshield said it was entry No. 29. Liz Guthrie of Pierce, Nebraska, took a photo of the float that has been widely circulated on social media and shared about 1,000 times on Facebook. From where she watched the parade, Guthrie said she could hear the crowd laughing and clapping as the float

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/29/2014 12:37:57 PM     Post Reply
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Salon, by Daniel D´Addario    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/28/2014 9:23:07 AM     Post Reply
“The View” is secretly one of the most important political series of the 2000s, one that, at its peak, put forceful opposing opinions about the biggest issues of the day in front of viewers. The famous Rosie O’Donnell-Elisabeth Hasselbeck fight that prompted O’Donnell’s departure was about civilian casualties in the Iraq War — and the fact that neither O’Donnell nor Hasselbeck argued her case particularly clearly was part of the personality of the show. The show’s hosts discussed hot-button issues, and interviewed politicians, in a strikingly colloquial manner, one that seemed to update the genteel chumminess of executive producer Barbara

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/26/2014 10:02:59 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/25/2014 9:22:25 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK - At Blue Hill, his intimate, understated restaurant in Greenwich Village famous for its locally sourced ingredients — not to mention having hosted Barack and Michelle Obama on a much-publicized date night — chef and co-owner Dan Barber is featuring a Rotation Salad this week. (Snip) What we need instead, Barber says, is a cuisine based on what the land can provide — nothing more, nothing less. He argues for a nose-to-tail approach, not to one animal, but the entire farm. He recently sat down at Blue Hill with The Associated Press to explain. (The interview has been

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/25/2014 9:21:33 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/24/2014 3:00:39 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/22/2014 3:24:53 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/21/2014 7:48:02 PM     Post Reply
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