One way Russia plans on shielding itself from pending sanctions is by boosting trade in other currencies, not the US dollar.“We need to increase trade volume conducted in national currencies. Why, in relation to China, India, Turkey and other countries, should we be negotiating in dollars? Why should we do that? We should sign deals in national currencies- this applies to energy, oil, gas, and everything else,” Aleksey Ulyukaev, the Minister of Economic Development said in an interview with the Vesti 24 TV channel.
Russia Threatens Symmetrical Sanctions Against the West ~ link ~ A US bill expected to introduce broader and tougher sanctions against Russian officials passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday and will now advance to a full vote in Congress.
Chief of Ukraine Defense Council: "Ukraine is facing the threat of a full scale invasion from various directions" ~ link ~ A few moments ago we showed a map of the various Russian military units amassing near the Ukraine border (whose movements we had been tracking for the past several days), so the ongoing less than stealthy escalation by Russian forces in preparation for what by all accounts looks like a preparation to take on east Ukraine should come as no surprise to anyone. And yet, it appears to have surprised Othe head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, Andriy Parubiy, who earlier today claimed that Russian forces near the border totaled more than 80,000 solders, 270 tanks, 370 artillery systems and 140 combat aircraft: precisely what Zero Hedge readers know already. His assessment: "Ukraine today is facing the threat of a full-scale invasion from various directions."
Threat of a military confrontation grows in the Ukraine ~ link
The Arseniy Yatseyuk Foundation has disappeared ~ link ~ This article by Freeman shows that, despite the presence in the new Ukraine government of the Svoboda nationalists, its Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk (who has three ethnically Jewish grandparents) is firmly affiliated with neocons, Western economic interests, and prominent figures associated with hostility toward Russia.
US mainstream news media tells senseless truths with great detail, but vital information is vague and covered in lies ~ link ~ It has been bad for years, but never this bad! This is a good short article, do take a minute to check it out at the link. Stirling
Florida makes off-grid living illegal - Mandates ALL HOMES MUST BE CONNECTED to a electricity grid ~ link ~ Funny but I don't remember anything about the government at any level having this power in the US Constitution...and I will bet 'dollars to donuts' that it is NOT in the Florida State Constitution as well! Stirling
Slave Labor Camps Are Next ~ link ~ I will NOT be going to a slave labor camp...you can count on it!!! Stirling