216 days the war in Ukraine goes on

The referendum in the southern regions of Ukraine seems to be a farce,

The first week of August 2022 as seen by the New York Times

August 01 Why Was Joshua Held for More Than Two Years for Someone Else’s Crimes? Honolulu incarcerated the wrong man for more than two years — a miscarriage of justice that shows the cruel inadequacy of America’s approach to mental health. Ukraine’s president urged hundreds of thousands of people living in the east to startContinue reading “The first week of August 2022 as seen by the New York Times”

Bloomberg main messages for 04-10 July 2022

July 05 Energy shortfalls were always part of the equation in the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But few were prepared for gas becoming a second front in President Vladimir Putin’s wider conflict with the US and its allies. In less than five months of war, Moscow has retaliated against successive waves of internationalContinue reading “Bloomberg main messages for 04-10 July 2022”

Bloomberg’s view on the world for the fourth week of June 2022

June 27 G-7 Latest: Oil-Price Cap in Focus as Zelenskiy Addresses Summit Dazzling Mountain Views Can’t Hide Darker Mood Among G-7 Leaders US Resuscitates Bid at G-7 to Counter China’s Belt and Road Ban on New Gold Imports From Russia Seen as ‘Largely Symbolic’ Follow our latest coverage of the G-7 summit here. Russia defaultsContinue reading “Bloomberg’s view on the world for the fourth week of June 2022”

Bloomberg’s headlights for the third week of June 2022

June 20 Electoral setback | French President Emmanuel Macron’s reform agenda is in peril after his alliance failed to secure a majority in parliamentary elections, with strong showings by both the left and far right. As Ania Nussbaum and Samy Adghirni write, he’ll have a hard time passing legislation including plans to increase the retirementContinue reading “Bloomberg’s headlights for the third week of June 2022”

Quakers: Their History, Beliefs and Meticulous Records

Originally posted on Ancestry Bird Dog:
Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends Quakers are members of a group with Christian roots that began in England in the 1650s. The formal title of the movement is the Society of Friends or the Religious Society of Friends.? Their founder was George Fox (1624-1691) of Leicestershire, England. Fox…

Cool hand Vlad or Crazy Ivan?

Originally posted on The Florida Squeeze:
This month’s invasion of the Ukraine marks a new era in Russia’s relations with the rest of the world.? Vladimir Putin inherited Russia in a time of economic and political collapse.? Slowly he stabilized the economy and gradually stabilized the domestic political scene.? As an authoritarian thug he jailed,…

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