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Ukraine crisis in tweets

The world’s news media has gone strangely silent on Ukraine, now that it seems as if their savior Vlad Putin won’t roll over the border in military glory while riding shirtless on a horse. But the people of Ukraine are still facing an assault. So a catch up on today’s news.

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Chat on!


83 Responses to “Ukraine crisis in tweets”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    May 18, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Cmon y’all, I am trying to wait, this door is heavy…

    • 2 hopefruit2
      May 18, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Congrats Mighty P on #1! :)

    • 3 yardarm756
      May 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      You can let it go. Go sit down and get a cocktail, eh!

    • 4 sjterrid
      May 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      I went to the Whitehouse site to watch Michelle Obama’s speech from Kansas the other day. Wow that was a great. My daughter graduated on Friday from Rowan University, and we had to listen to Gov. Christie.

      • 5 Dudette
        May 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

        Congrats to your daughter sjterrid! Sorry you had to endure the BridgeBlocker.

      • 7 anniebella
        May 18, 2014 at 6:05 pm

        Feel for you sjterrid,did he talk about closing down bridges?

        • 8 anniebella
          May 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

          Let me congratulate your daughter also sjterrid..

          • 9 sjterrid
            May 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

            Thanks anniebella. No, actually he talked about his grandmother being born on the way from sicily to the US , and her struggles. He actually has expanded Rowan under his tenure.

      • 10 jackiegrumbacher
        May 18, 2014 at 10:01 pm

        Congratulations on your daughter. Too bad about the speaker.

        • 11 sjterrid
          May 19, 2014 at 1:01 am

          Thank you. Now if only she can find a job. She graduated as a writing major with a minor in psychology. She did apply to a job as a sub in the Haddon Twp. & nearby School District

  2. May 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Ah, a lazy Sunday. Missus and I are heading out for happy hour in a few.

  3. 15 yardarm756
    May 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    OT but….!

  4. 17 desertflower
    May 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Congratulations to Portland, Oregon! https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/18-0

    On Thursday, May 15, the city of Portland got rid of $9 million, or 25 percent, of its investments in Walmart. This marks the beginning of a divestment program that will purge Portland’s investment portfolio of $36 million in Walmart bonds by 2016, according to a press release. The divestment plan is part of the city’s responsible investment initiative, introduced by City Commissioner Steve Novick, and adopted in October 2013. The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.

    Portland is not only discontinuing its investments in Walmart, but has set up a committee to advise it on making socially responsible investments in the future. The committee will address issues like abusive labor practices, corruption, and health concerns, among other things.

  5. 23 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Yesterday morning…

  6. 25 anniebella
    May 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    If CNN did just hire someone from the Weekly World News, that speaks volume how low CNN has sunk.

  7. 26 Nena20409
    May 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    MightyPamela has the GOLD!

    Congrats.

  8. 27 yardarm756
    May 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Something to think about for sure.

  9. 28 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Morehouse School of Medicine. however, in what can only described as a stunning moment of insanity invited Nathan Deal (one of the governors still refusing to expand Medicaid).

    I echo Joe Madison “what the hell were they thinking”

    There were organized protests both on Friday and Saturday. Interestingly, I can find video of the governor’s speech on Youtube, but none of Secretary Johnson’s and only one news story about the protests.

    http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2014/05/16/and-morehouse-school-of-medicines-commencement-speaker-is-gov-nathan-deal

    From the above article:
    “…Morehouse School of Medicine residents receive most of their training at Grady Hospital, a level-one trauma center and the state’s primary hospital for the indigent and uninsured. The blocked expansion of Medicaid will severely impact the hospital’s ability to serve that demographic.

    On March 18, nearly 40 Moral Monday Georgia activists were arrested – including Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Raphael Warnock – for interrupting proceedings in the state Capitol meant to urge Gov. Deal to expand Medicaid. Deal also spoke at this year’s annual Martin Luther King Convocation, held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Dr. King’s birthday. He left that service before Rev. Warnock keynote address in which he chided the governor for his ultra-conservative stance on healthcare.

    In addition to asking MSM to rescind its invitation to Gov. Deal today, activists have already scheduled to protest Saturday morning’s commencement, which starts at 8 a.m. The commencement will take place in the King Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College; the protest will take place on the corner of Westview Drive and Lee Street.”

  10. May 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm

  11. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    May 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  12. 41 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    • 42 jacquelineoboomer
      May 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Good for Soledad. I’ve seen a similar, harsher piece of advice (I’m from NJ!), which – tell ya the truth – I’ve followed a couple times myself:

      Put people who put you down out of your life.

    • 43 Nena20409
      May 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      I Like Soledad O’Brien.

      CNN today has none like her today.

  13. 44 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

  14. 46 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    • 47 Dudette
      May 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Looks like she was found. Ran across this:

  15. May 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Absolutely essential that we get every American to see this movie ….

  16. 51 jacquelineoboomer
    May 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    This is so sweet. We all just need somebody to hang onto, that’s for sure!

  17. May 18, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    “Something lost behind the ranges,
    Something hidden, go and find it.
    Go and look behind the ranges,
    Something lost behind the ranges,
    Lost and waiting for you. Go.”
    ~ Rudyard Kipling

    Sunrise and fog ocean, Shenandoah National Park. Photo by Ed Knepley.

  18. 61 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    • 62 Bill R.
      May 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      I find fault with this graphic. I don’t think there is any necessary conflict between science and religion. Many many people find infinite value in themselves because they know they are a child of the Divine. And the work of theoretical physics has helped us understand and celebrate a Quantum Universe where everyone belongs and participates in a universal field of consciousness.

  19. 65 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  20. 66 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  21. 68 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

  22. 69 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 8:09 pm

  23. 70 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  24. 71 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  25. 72 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm

  26. May 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Quixotic ’80 Campaign Gave Birth to Kochs’ Powerful Network

    By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    MAY 17, 2014

    He backed the full legalization of abortion and the repeal of laws that criminalized drug use, prostitution and homosexuality. He attacked campaign donation limits and assailed the Republican star Ronald Reagan as a hypocrite who represented “no change whatsoever from Jimmy Carter and the Democrats.”

    It was 1980, and the candidate was David H. Koch, a 40-year-old bachelor living in a rent-stabilized apartment in New York City. Mr. Koch, the vice-presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, and his older brother Charles, one of the party’s leading funders, were mounting a long-shot assault on the fracturing American political establishment.

    The Kochs had invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the burgeoning libertarian movement. In the waning days of the 1970s, in the wake of Watergate, Vietnam and a counterculture challenging traditional social mores, they set out to test just how many Americans would embrace what was then a radical brand of politics.

    It was the first and only bid for high office by a Koch family member. But much of what occurred in that quixotic campaign shaped what the Kochs have become today — a formidable political and ideological force determined to remake American politics, driven by opposition to government power and hostility to restrictions on money in campaigns.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/politics/quixotic-80-campaign-gave-birth-to-kochs-powerful-network.html?hp&_r=0

  27. 74 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  28. 75 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm

  29. 76 Nena20409
    May 18, 2014 at 8:41 pm
  30. 79 Nena20409
    May 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm
  31. 81 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    As desertflower and yardarm mentioned earlier…

  32. 83 Dudette
    May 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm


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