Top Ten At Ten 4/21/2014

By: Monday April 21, 2014 7:34 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * China seizes Japanese cargo ship over pre-war debt (BBC) * ‘Massive and unprecedented’ attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen (CNN) * Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term – study (AP) * Jeb Bush’s Rush to Make Money May Be [...]

Ukraine Peace Deal In Doubt After Easter Shooting

By: Monday April 21, 2014 5:52 am

A shooting on Sunday near Slaviansk in East Ukraine has thrown a recent peace accord signed in Geneva into doubt. The shootings left at least three dead and led to recriminations from both Kiev and Russia that the other had broken the agreement. The area the shooting took place in is controlled by pro-Russian forces [...]

The Weekend Roundup for April 19-20th, 2014

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 3:37 pm

Hey folks, it’s Easter today and 4/20! International Politics Overall – A campaign is underway by lawyers and activists on the international stage to get justice for war crimes committed in Iraq – France announced it has information Syria used chemical weapons against rebels – The UN Security Council stated as a result of the massacre of [...]

The Roundup for April 18th, 2014

By: Friday April 18, 2014 4:42 pm

Hey folks, how are you today? International Politics Overall – Very interesting and informative interview on the situation in eastern Ukraine and what is actually happening in the area – Arundhati Roy: “Another World Is Not Only Possible, She Is on Her Way” – The psychologist who helped make torture possible in Guantanamo Bay and [...]

Mystery: Bank Of Utah Plane Lands In Iran

By: Friday April 18, 2014 8:46 am

What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN? #p2 #tcot — R.Saddler (@Politics_PR) April 18, 2014 No one seems to have an explanation for why a plane belonging to the Bank of Utah has been spotted in the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran. The US [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/18/2014

By: Friday April 18, 2014 7:40 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * Ukraine Is Not Ordering Its Jews to Register (TNR) * Russia and China forge closer ties, as EU explores sanctions (EU Observer) * Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87 (NY Times) * Dartmouth president calls for end to ‘extreme behavior’ [...]

Pamphlets In East Ukraine Calling For Jews To Register Appears To Be Hoax

By: Friday April 18, 2014 6:49 am

This is the document that John Kerry has just referred to – calling on Jews in Donetsk to register. — Kevin Bishop (@bishopk) April 17, 2014 Yesterday the internet almost had a full scale meltdown over a dubious story that the Ukrainian government had ordered Jews to “register.” Not surprisingly many drew parallels to [...]

The Roundup for April 17th, 2014

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 4:53 pm

May Gabriel Garcia Marquez rest in peace. International Politics Overall – The U.S., Russia, EU and Ukraine have produced a series of steps to take in order to reduce tensions in Ukraine; President Obama is not optimistic about it – President Vladimir Putin: I hope I do not have to use force in eastern Ukraine [...]

Liking A Company On Facebook Could Surrender Your Right To Sue

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 11:42 am

Welcome to more fun in 21st century litigation. Food conglomerate General Mills has implemented some interesting rules regarding digital coupons and social media. If someone downloads a coupon or likes the company on Facebook they may be surrendering their right to sue, instead a consumer must enter arbitration if any disputes arises. When contacted by [...]

Top Ten At Ten 4/17/2014

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 8:15 am

Some of the stories from today’s Top Ten At Ten. * The Neocon Money Machine * Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs (AP) * Jimmy Carter comes out against Keystone XL pipeline (WaPo) * Putin Asserts Right to Use Force in Eastern Ukraine (NY Times) * Koch Brothers Net Worth Tops $100 Billion as TV [...]

Kiev’s Military Campaign In East Ukraine Collapses

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 5:30 am

Ukraine army's humiliations pile up as eastern push fizzles via @YahooNews — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) April 17, 2014 The interim government in Kiev’s military operation against “terrorists” in East Ukraine has collapsed. Local people stopped the military convoy and disarmed the soldiers even taking their vehicles and parading them as trophies. The effort [...]