Putin's Road to War

THE HAGUE, 16 March 2022. The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has today delivered its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Ukraine in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).

In its Order, which has binding effect, the Court indicates the following provisional measures:
(1) By thirteen votes to two,

The Russian Federation shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on 24 February 2022 in the territory of Ukraine;

guess things will unfold....

Putin's Road to War

what if they simply ignored that veto ? Say UK, France, etc. would patrol Ukraine airspace, after a vote which they would refer to - in Ukraine and asked by them, - with full media coverage - would Russia dare shoot them down ? Or would Russia loose status by not taking part with their veto ?
I don't see a real fight and not many planes needed, just UN demonstrating their presence.
well, I just wonder...

Putin's Road to War

secure airspace of Ukraine with planes from the United Nations - the security council could for once step up and take responsible - UN should represent the nations, not the political leaders of those countries. It is possible ...

We are in a situation much like WWII - with a need to clean up this mess.

Amazing pencil drawing

Multi-threading blog, Lukeon wine

Amazing pencil drawing

That drawing had me think of this song, hope I don't spoil it - perhaps you had some very different tune - but this was what I thought of seeing that drawing.

RE: Chick Corea - waking at 5am to amazing piano

Nice party guys thumbs up

RE: Chick Corea - waking at 5am to amazing piano

Fantastic to watch this - I had several albums and had huge difficulties in understanding how he could stretch some of the notes. To see this was marvellous.

Vier..did spoil the mood, as usual.

RE: The Vietnam War review – Ken Burns

The Guardian is say it is made "immediately comprehensible" ?
Have not seen the series, but it was the backdrop of much of all, - your post sent me on a long journey. Impossible to comment, but ..

Heard a child explain: - when you die, you are buried in the ground and God turn you into mud - then you don't understand shit.


RE: Well an oration by the opposition - bipartisan life

@Vierkaesehoch - ?? ahum....are you thinking of going to Australia in order to get the blogger on his knees ? .. how old are you ?

That is something ! confused

socialism ? health care

socialism ? health care

@FargoFan - yeah, propaganda works obviously.


Well, I was feelin’ sad and feelin’ blue
I didn’t know what in the world I wus gonna do
Them Communists they wus comin’ around
They wus in the air
They wus on the ground
They wouldn’t gimme no peace . . .

So I run down most hurriedly
And joined up with the John Birch Society
I got me a secret membership card
And started off a-walkin’ down the road
Yee-hoo, I’m a real John Bircher now!
Look out you Commies!

Now we all agree with Hitler’s views
Although he killed six million Jews
It don’t matter too much that he was a Fascist
At least you can’t say he was a Communist!
That’s to say like if you got a cold you take a shot of malaria
Well, I wus lookin’ everywhere for them gol-darned Reds

I got up in the mornin’ ’n’ looked under my bed
Looked in the sink, behind the door
Looked in the glove compartment of my car
Couldn’t find ’em . . .

I wus lookin’ high an’ low for them Reds everywhere
I wus lookin’ in the sink an’ underneath the chair
I looked way up my chimney hole
I even looked deep down inside my toilet bowl

They got away . . .

Well, I wus sittin’ home alone an’ started to sweat
Figured they wus in my T.V. set
Peeked behind the picture frame
Got a shock from my feet, hittin’ right up in the brain

Them Reds caused it!
I know they did . . . them hard-core ones

Well, I quit my job so I could work all alone
Then I changed my name to Sherlock Holmes
Followed some clues from my detective bag
And discovered they wus red stripes on the American flag!
That ol’ Betsy Ross . . .

Well, I investigated all the books in the library
Ninety percent of ’em gotta be burned away
I investigated all the people that I knowed
Ninety-eight percent of them gotta go
The other two percent are fellow Birchers . . . just like me

Now Eisenhower, he’s a Russian spy
Lincoln, Jefferson and that Roosevelt guy
To my knowledge there’s just one man
That’s really a true American: George Lincoln Rockwell
I know for a fact he hates Commies cus he picketed the movie Exodus

Well, I fin’ly started thinkin’ straight
When I run outa things to investigate
Couldn’t imagine doin’ anything else
So now I’m sittin’ home investigatin’ myself!

Hope I don’t find out anything . . . hmm, great God!

( Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues/Bob Dylan )

socialism ? health care

@rizlared - yes, it is a tradgedy.

I do not understand how people can cope. Did run a small company, or tried to, but could not keep any insurance on myself. So, even if making money, it was not sustainable over time. To many others struggled with the same issues, some ended in dire consequences. Too many suffer setbacks because they cannot cover medical bills. Compared to other countries, this is a real disadvantage for anyone attempting a startup. A real headache.

socialism ? health care

May as well include a link to Wendell Potter's site:
Did not know about when I posted, but seem like having interesting information.

RE: God save America - because nothing else will! The first debate

@Soonyuleknow - Not funny - she also asked those who thought Trump won the debate - same reaction. That part is clipped away. The reaction was in fact that most all of them were depressed and appalled by the whole thing. It was a sad display.

RE: Sad story about how the Democrats destroyed NYC.

@Soony - Pretty silly to blame the Democrats as you do. Times are changing, and everybody seem to prefer to buy goods and services elsewhere. You need to take a broader historic perspective on these changes.

RE: President Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize For His Historic Accomplishments Towards World Peace

Ok, looks like I did react a bit too fast. The person Christian Tybring-Gjedde say he has suggested Trump to the committee. There are currently 318 suggestions. Usually one thinks of a "nomination" as something more then suggesting someone, at least I did.

RE: President Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize For His Historic Accomplishments Towards World Peace

THIS IS FAKE - why, because it is held a secret according to rules.

Who we are

@ChesneyChrist - Good points, so why is Rome burning ?

In most of history, disruptive technologies have changed the landscape. If you follow the money, huge fortunes are made by educated specialist. No wonder there has been a great focus on education. However, a smart tool can replace hundreds of workers. I believe that is part of the problem. And labor intensive tasks, has been easy to outsource. Soldiers march on good footwear and food, which have been neglected. I hope we will find better solutions then just rearranging the deck chairs.

Who we are

yes jac, in fact you did laugh

Who we are

@Jac - well, I cannot even steer myself ;)

"We are perhaps not just our own beliefs and emotions, but our parents' beliefs and emotions, too." - you are absolutely right, much more then we like to think.

"I am alarmed at Trump's dangerousness; my daughter expresses her contempt, but I don't think she has the same perception of what it can lead to."

yes, I just found myself trying to express the same thought, used a bloody long time at it too, before I noticed that - oh, she has already said it ;)

Just deleted a long paragraph - you said it better

Who we are

@germanspitz, you are welcome and thank you.

@jac - I am pretty sure a psychiatric evaluation would hit high scores of concerns. I believed he was unfit for nomination, or that the electoral college would find him unfit, then the impeachment, and now we risk another term. Unbelievable. What is the matter with people ?

My focus was upon us, not Trump. What are we doing ? I have been attacked by "Trumpists" to a degree that resembles something in line of - "In the name of Trump !". On the other side, we may not be all that better.

I was scared and worried that I was destined for Vietnam. I wonder how our current issues affect the young.

We are tasting more then "danger", it is toxic and damage is been done. Perhaps we need these lessons, and hopefully we can find a better way into the future.

RE: Cute Story

Nice story Jim, funny situation - chemical reaction ? what have I done ? uh oh

RE: With the arrest of Steve Bannon, SIX Trump 2016 campaign associates with felonies

Thanks Jim, not clearheaded enough to read it all tonight. I just hope it blows up and he has to answer for it. I am constantly confused if he is dumb, or if it's a cunning actor, playing us all. Or he is wired very differently them me. What a nasty piece of work. Thanks again.

RE: With the arrest of Steve Bannon, SIX Trump 2016 campaign associates with felonies

Everything he does is benefiting Putin and causing difficulties for NATO. It has not changed. Pretty strange, so I guess there must be some personal gain for him. Perhaps his focus is to get the TRUMP tower in Moscow ? And those men you mentioned seem to tie into the Russia connection. I suspect the only focus he has, narrows down to some economics for him personally. It is the only rationale he is capable of - just money. He do not understand any other language.

RE: OK, automotive options have gotten just a bit excessive

A friend showed me the fireplace a couple of years ago. Can only be used when parked. But never heard about the farts. Impressive cars, but I worry about all the electronics and how to service and repair them - as if I ever could afford a Tesla, it would most certainly be a second hand vehicle. Not sure I would enjoy a car that farts innocent

RE: What an excellent accurate summary. Comment of the year ! Bravo !


yup, he sure seem to do a good job. People are working hard to patch things up. A miracle he is still in office.

RE: If President Trump Is A Dictator, Why Didn't He Send Troops To Shut Down The Democrat's Violence

how do you know they are democrats ?

RE: Dropping Michael Flynn's Guilt - REJECTED !

thanks,...but I believe he had another video, where he mentioned the case - Bill Bar misbehaved and got caugth here. I think what you posted after it, do mention it, perhaps worded a bit different. My recollection may not be accurate, - and I don't recall in which video he spent a few more words on the case.

RE: Dropping Michael Flynn's Guilt - REJECTED !

perhaps this will help ?

seen this ?

Thank you both. In fact it ended up here, as I already had shared some of my findings on Jim's blog. I did like this, specially because he gave a bit of education with it. But it dawn on me that no matter what the election, these cases will be processed, and that lifted my mood ;) Kamala Harris seem like a good choice.

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