Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Ukraine crisis: A chronological listing of news reports

A previous similar collection of links to news items appeared here.

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2014-05-19

Putin says Russian troops on Ukrainian border are coming home

They said this before, and the U.S. and NATO found no evidence that it had happened. We’ll see. But it does sound as if Russia is distancing itself — literally — from the separatists.
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Ed Mazza

Stephen Colbert Trolls ‘Old White Guy’ Bernie Sanders Over Tone-Deaf Diversity Comments

So skin color is the only thing that matters, and yours had better not be white.

Watch the video.

My life as Chiron

In short, I believe my past lives include that of Chiron, a centaur who lived, if he did live, ca. 1400 B.C.E., the same era as Moses.

My preoccupation with race dates from that and similar lives. Continue reading My life as Chiron

Practical advantages of being a nice guy

(Originally posted 07/28/12 at Trojan Horse Productions.  Reblogged  05/14/14.) 

It’s been a long time since I last considered this; maybe because, for some months, there haven’t been that many jerks among us at the shelter. Whether the “spirit” I breathe out has anything to do with that, I don’t know.[1] But I was in the shower 07/01/12 and overheard that they’d run out of wash cloths, and that brought this to mind.

Just being a nice guy earns me concrete, practical rewards.

A number of mainstream people help me financially who definitely would not help a jerk.

If we’re in the smoke pit and I need to bum one, I’m far more likely to get one than would a jerk.

Last summer, there was a shortage of wash cloths, for reason that people were stealing them. At first, if you weren’t one of the first 40 to shower, you wouldn’t get one. Then it became 30. Then 20. Several guys, it turns out, actually donated wash cloths. I donated 15. They all disappeared.[2]

Some guys come to the clothes window and every day, it’s:
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Dwight C. Wells

What does black America gain from flipping the bird at white people?

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019, about 40 children took over one of the busiest intersections in Miami, riding their bicycles and motorbikes and ATVs around, not permitting traffic to pass.  Tempers flared; a man brandished an unlicensed firearm and shouted obscenities.  He’s facing charges.

I’m asking what the children were doing there.

Dwight C. Wells is at the center of it all.

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