By End the Lie
Russian military honor guard welcomes Navy Adm. Mike Mullen in 2009 (Image credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr)
Secretary of State John Kerry said he would not meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin until he accepts U.S. proposals to tackle the situation in Ukraine as Russian forces took more bases in the region.
Read our latest: “Ukraine updates: Russia holds air defense drills, Ukraine to reject Crimea referendum” and “Ukraine updates: U.S. sending jets, increasing NATO presence in response to crisis”
A meeting between Kerry and Putin could have been held as early as Monday, but it has been indefinitely proposed until there is “concrete evidence that Russia is prepared to engage” the American proposals, State Department Jen Psaki said, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Any negotiations between Moscow and Washington are going to be incredibly difficult due to the Russian actions in Crimea, Kerry said to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, according to the BBC.
There will be even less to discuss if the Crimean referendum scheduled for Sunday moves forward.
The referendum, which the Ukraine and Western countries say is illegal, could
reuters.com | Russia said the United States had spurned an invitation to hold new talks on resolving the crisis.
Infowars.com | NATO has not specified what in particular it is monitoring and possibly targeting in Ukraine.
An employee (C) of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) measures using a dosimeter at the central operating control room of the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant at Fukushima prefecture March 10, 2014 (Reuters/Koji Sasahara)
Emails obtained by journalists at NBC News reveal that officials at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission — the government agency that oversees reactor safety and security — purposely misled the media after the Fukushima, Japan disaster in 2011.
On Monday this week — one day shy of the third anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown — NBC published emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act that for the first time exposes on a major scale the efforts that NRC officials undertook in order to diminish the severity of the event in the hours and days after it began to unfold.
“In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants,” Bill Dedman wrote for NBC.
Through the course of
Is America the greatest nation on the planet? Before you answer that question, you might want to check out the statistics that I have shared in this article first. The reality is that the United States is in a deep state of decline, and it is getting harder to deny that fact with each passing day. Mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially we are a train wreck. Many that are “patriotic” attempt to put a happy face on our growing problems, but the truly patriotic thing to do is to admit just how bad things have gotten so that we can start finding solutions. If you truly love this country, then you should know that this nation needs a huge wake up call. We have abandoned the values and the principles that early Americans held so dear, and as a result our society is a giant mess. The following are 55 things about America that you may not know…
#1 We are supposed to have a government “of the people, by the people, for the people”, but only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all
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