It’s like almost 60 degrees out and my sister is complaining that I’ve got all the windows open, gosh.
If literally the entire class fails your test, maybe you should stop and consider that you might be the problem.
Russia’s military has given Ukrainian forces in Crimea until dawn on Tuesday to surrender or face an assault, Ukrainian defence sources have said.
The head of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Aleksander Vitko set the deadline and threatened an attack “across Crimea”.
He also reportedly told two warships to surrender or be attacked at 17:00 GMT on Monday.
Moscow says it is protecting civilians from “ultra-nationalist threats”, but its actions have been widely condemned.
Russia is now said to be in de facto control of the Crimea region.
Ukraine has ordered a full military mobilisation in response to Russia’s build-up of its forces in Crimea.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine was “on the brink of disaster”.
In Crimea, Ukrainian soldiers faced off with Russian soldiers surrounding their bases while the Russian army is said to be digging trenches on the border with mainland Ukraine.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Russia could be ejected from the Group of Eight developed nations.
Russian soldiers continue to occupy key sites on the Crimean peninsula, including airports and communications hubs, although there has been no actual violence.
President Putin submitted his request for troops to the Russian parliament on Saturday “in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine and the threat to the lives of Russian citizens”, the Kremlin said.
Mr Obama, the White House said, told Mr Putin that the appropriate way to address any concerns “is peacefully through direct engagement” with the Ukrainian government and international mediating bodies.
He told Mr Putin his actions were a “breach of international law, including Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter, and of its 1997 military basing agreement with Ukraine”, a statement added.
This is just getting worse…
Today on Webcomics I Wish Weren’t Dead: Finder’s Keepers.
I figure I shouldn’t add abandoned comics to my list though.
Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved President Putin’s request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine.
He had asked that Russian forces be used “until the normalisation of the political situation in the country”.
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, where many ethnic Russians live.
Kiev has reacted angrily to days of military movements in Crimea, accusing Moscow of trying to provoke the new government into an armed conflict.
The BBC’s Richard Galpin in Moscow says it is potentially significant that the request was for deployment in Ukraine as a whole, and not specifically for flash-points such as Crimea.
The request follow days of military activity in Crimea during which unidentified armed men moved in to take over the regional parliament, state television and telecommunications hubs.
Soldiers from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, which is based in Crimea, are reported to be guarding some administrative buildings and military bases.
Amid the closure of airspace over Crimea’s regional capital Simferopol on Friday evening, there were unconfirmed reports that Russian planes were flying in thousands of troops.
Ukrainian Defence Minister Ihor Tenyukh said on Saturday there are now an extra 6,000 Russian troops in Crimea, alongside an additional 30 armoured vehicles.
This is a real article. Not by the Onion.
Somebody actually said these things and wrote these words.
once again, Humor, Satire
The website Tumblr found itself in the middle of a conundrum today as it awoke to the awkward realization that not everything found on the internet is true.
It emerged that publications besides the Onion wrote satirical news articles with little to no basis in truth - an unexpected development that seemed to take many bloggers by surprise.
thecrimsonalchemist, a Tumblr user who reblogged this post, said that the startling bombshell that some non-Onion articles aren’t real put him and his fellow bloggers “in a tight spot.”
"Quite frankly, we were blindsided by this," he wrote. "We had no idea that other sources were allowed to write satire just like the Onion does."
Acknowledging that his reblogging might have been calamitous for the website’s understanding of current events, thecrimsonalchemist placed the blame for it squarely on the shoulders of one person: the original poster.
"How was I supposed to know that the article was satirical, etc., when I didn’t click through the link myself?" he asked. "I’m sorry, but it was up to mvercillo to tell us directly, not in the tags."
(You should probably stop harassing thecrimsonalchemist over this though, I’m pretty sure he knows he made a mistake by now. Also note that what I just wrote does not contain real quotes any more than the article does.)
Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.
More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.
Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.
The team analysed images from satellites orbiting 700km above the earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pin-point objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth’s surface.
Infra-red imaging was used to highlight different materials under the surface.
This is too cool.