May 31, 2015

In The News

Bull in a South China Sea Shop

The US is saying "enough" but China will probably be sending air defense assets to their sand bar fortresses.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the Asia-Pacific region shows few signs of abating.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and other officials sharply condemned the artificial island-building, but provided no details on what steps the U.S. may take to press China into diplomatic talks.

Carter said China's land reclamation was out of step with international rules, and that turning underwater land into airfields would not expand its sovereignty.
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Putin On The Fritz
Vlad the Crimea Inhaler will not receive his G7 party hat this year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has no chance to be invited to the next G7 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told German edition Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

According to the German Chancellor, the Great Seven is a community of common values, RBK reports. “The annexation of Crimea and the events in East Ukraine are an evident violation of the international law and the common values,” Merkel added. That is why Putin cannot be invited to the G7 summit that will be held in Bavaria in June, she thinks.

Europe cannot consider mitigating Russia sanctions until the reasons why they were imposed are liquidated, Merkel believes.

Actually, Russia was expelled from the G8 after the annexation of Crimea. The last summit was held in Brussels instead of Sochi and Putin was not invited there.
The Rooskies and the democrats believe in taking other people's stuff. The democrats take other people's money and the Russians take other people's land.

Don't Mess With The Hall Monitors In Idaho
You don't dare skip school, run in the hallways or chew gum in Garden Valley schools.
A school isolated by Idaho’s vast landscape has armed members of its faculty with four rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammo fearing a gun attack.

It’s the best security precautions Garden Valley School officials say they can offer 200 of its students in the case of an armed attack since first responders could be at least a half hour away, according to a local report.

Signs will warn dangerous intruders that the tiny elementary, middle and high school “is armed" and they will be met with force while awaiting the nearest law enforcement agency, the Boise County Sheriff’s Office, which is a 50-mile drive from the school and based in Boise.

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