sucharyquinto

kdtallllll asked:

Do you know why Russia is so interested in Ukraine? I know why they wanted Crimea but I don't see why they're invading Ukraine other than to flex their muscle. This is the first I've heard of Russia invading Ukraine, I haven't seen anything about it in papers or news over here in the US, best of luck to anyone over there

sucharyquinto answered:

Vladimir Putin basically wants to be a tsar. He would like very much to rule over russian empire as it was which means Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Etstonia, Poland so eastern and central-eastern europe. Actually he’s doing exactly what Hitler was doing before 1939 which means annexating countries “because they care about german citiziens in Austria” just like Russia acted “on behalf of russian minority” in Crimea.

Of course officialy Russia is not in Ukraine  and apparently pro-russian separatists found guns and tanks in shops. 

You can go here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26270866.

swedebeast

Anonymous asked:

Can you please explain what's going on in Ukraine

swedebeast answered:

In brief, Ukraine has several ethnicities and one of them are Russians. Combine that with Russia not having a good land connection with their most important naval bases in the Black Sea, the Crimean Peninsula, this has given the President of Russia - Putin - a reason to wage war on Ukraine. He will most surely not be satisfied until the east of Ukraine is Russian, absorbing the Russian minority and the land-bridge.

WHat is happening right now is that Russia is funding and aiding rebels in the Ukraine, comprised mostly of ethnic Russians, who want that region of the Ukraine to become part of Russia. Russian Black-Ops have worked inside of the Ukraine with guns in their hands, and supposed “russian soldiers on leave” volunteered to go into the Ukraine and fight with the rebels.

Now however, and a few weeks back, Russia has not just sent armoured fighting vehicles to aid the rebels, but actually went over the border with their military fighting against Ukrainian forces. And the other day Russian military forces engaged in heavy fighting inside the Ukrainian border, and that constitutes by any definition as an invasion and a declaration of war.

Europe talks about economic sanctions against Russia - and some have been done - but nothing serious because many European nations need those deals with Russia. Europe is not prepared at this time to go to Ukraine’s defense for many reasons.

So, in short, Putin is doing a repeat of Hitler in 1938 when he said that the Czechoslovakian land bordering to Germany should be German because it has a German minority being oppressed and nobody is stopping him. Just like with Hitler.

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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat.

The threat level means that a terrorist attack is considered “highly likely,” but May insisted Friday there is no information to suggest an attack is imminent. She says higher threat level is related to developments in Iraq and Syria. Severe is the second-highest threat level.

May says the decision by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Center is made on the basis of intelligence and is independent of government.

Britain has repeatedly expressed concern about British nationals traveling to the Middle East and returning to wage attacks in the U.K.
via WorldPost News on The Huffington Post

matthewkeys
matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.
The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.
“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”
Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.
NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.

The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.

“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”

Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.

NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

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