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Ukraine’s Coup Regime Ups Threats as Protests Expand by Greg Butterfield + Kiev military storms occupied East Ukraine airfield, wounded reported

Dandelion Salad

by Greg Butterfield
April 14, 2014

April 14 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup using fascist groupings against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is attempting to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. 1,066 more words


CIA Terror Chief Pulls Rank in Kiev by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
April 15, 2014

There could hardly be an American official more sinister than CIA director John Brennan, yet when his mysterious visit to Kiev at the weekend is exposed in various news media the White House responded with vacuous naiveté and as if Russia is foolishly over-reacting. 1,455 more words


On Whimwhams and Wild Whats: Amy Leach's Things That Are

One of the reasons I took a break from blogging was to push myself to start reading again. But while I had a mountain backlog from great recommendations, I found myself not being in the headspace to explore new stories. 1,702 more words


Daily Prompt: French lingerie will get her there

Daily prompt: Tell us all about your best confidence outfit. Don’t leave out the shoes or the perfect accessories.

“Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. 751 more words

Smalltown Short Stories

Her Eyes Above the Waves

Sitting on the bench sorting through my myriad business cards, I looked up to see another woman set her bag down on the bench adjacent to mine. 339 more words

Spiritual Formation

Before the storm

Uneasy. It’s coming.

First waves arrive . Gleefully tossing. Snickering over the big one to follow.

Turbulent: air and thought.

“Oh, the walk-in clinics are fine,” she said. 521 more words


The Race: Caucasian Native American, Part 11

1) How do you define yourself racially or ethnically and why is it important to you? Please tell us about the racial makeup of your family if you were adopted or come from a colorful family. 1,769 more words