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So much for not ratcheting up tensions, I guess…
Russia firing off ICBMs.. The United States reestablishing its Cold War footing.
Secretary of Defense Hagel also said supplying additional arms to Ukraine would be a joint NATO or presidential decision.
But another bit of Russia related news making big news is the news business itself. The LA TIMES reports it this way:
An American journalist said she was quitting a Russian-backed TV station in an on-air protest Wednesday, telling viewers “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government, that whitewashes the actions of [President Vladimir] Putin.”

Her name is Liz Wahl. I’d imagine she is taking extra precautions since her decision and her video quitting has gone beyond viral ..
No word from RT on the Wahl decision. I am sure Vlad the Impaler will get over it.
Russian President Putin takes part in a news conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow

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mother! just scored Jennifer Lawrence the worst box office opening of her career..

The reviews were awful.
The critics panned..
The citizens revolted and were revulsed.

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The fake missile warning in Hawaii was scary for residents of that state .. 38 minutes of hell.

Scary for America more may be what ELIANA JOHNSON writes in POLITICO: A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday, frantically phoning agencies to determine a response and triggering worries about their preparedness almost a year into the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s Cabinet has yet to test formal plans for how to respond to a domestic missile attack, according to a senior administration official. John Kelly, while serving as Secretary of Homeland Security through last July, planned to conduct the exercise. But he left his post to become White House chief of staff before it was conducted, and acting secretary Elaine Duke never carried it out. The Old Cold War guard is gone. The newcomers can issue threats but appear to be unaware on how to act on them.. “The U.S. government hasn’t tested these plans in 30 years,” said the senior a…