The U.S. also is imposing, for the first time, a broad ban on doing business in the breakaway Crimea region. The move shows Washington is digging in for a prolonged standoff over the status of the region and seeking to make it an investment pariah.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region were a "collective punishment" on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate.
Both the European Union and United States adopted tighter restrictions on investments in Crimea this week, targeting individuals, Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism.
The March referendum, which Ukraine and Western countries rejected as illegal, resulted in a 97 percent vote in favour of joining Crimea to the Russian Federation. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree the following day to annex the peninsula.
WWIII Countdown: China moves against the US Dollar - video ~ link
American taxpayers could be on the hook for TRILLIONS in oil derivatives ~ link ~
The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.
Senator Elizabeth Warren charged Citigroup last week with “holding government funding hostage to ram through its government bailout provision.” At issue was a section in the omnibus budget bill repealing the Lincoln Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, which protected depositor funds by requiring the largest banks to push out a portion of their derivatives business into non-FDIC-insured subsidiaries.
Former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Dept. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: Russia to Unleash the Ultimate 'Black Swan' Against the West ~ link ~
UN: Over 1.7 million children affected by the Ukrainian War ~ link ~ If you can't see the evil demonic side to what the Globalists and Zionists are doing, you need to open your eyes to reality!!! Stirling
US elite has gone far beyond Hitler's impudence and cruelty ~ link ~ I am not sure that this is true, but they are 'working on it'! Stirling
The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics. So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three 'parents'.
Mad Science: Genetically Modified micro-humans to be farm raised for drug testing by 2017 ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017.No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.
Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals, and supposedly without damaging rats or other animals currently used in laboratories. The GM humans will contain smartphone-sized microchips that will be programmed to replicate up to 10 major human organs.
Each GM human will be tiny – roughly the size of a microchip itself, simulating the response of humans to substances inhaled, absorbed in the blood, or exposed to in the intestinal tract.