The Olympic city of Sochi, Russia, is located in the Caucasus. Unfortunately, that’s also where most of the country’s insurgent militants are.
To anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: You will never be alone. You are never alone. We have your back. I’ve got your back.
Rapid escalation of clashes in Kiev
Three demonstrators have been killed in the Ukrainian capitol of Kiev, as protesters and police hunker down amid the debate over whether the country should build closer ties to the European Union.
The country’s government, led by prime minister Mykola Azarov, has sought to legitimize protesters by force and by law, enacting harsh restrictions on the right for demonstrations.
Photos: Sergei Grits, Darko Vojinovic / Associated Press, Sergei Supinsky / AFP/Getty Images
Source: Los Angeles Times
Wonder Material Graphene Gets a “3D” Cousin
This is going to get a bit technical, so hang in there.
Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that sodium bismuthate “can exist as a form of quantum matter,” that acts a lot like the wonder…
Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.
That’s a text message that thousands of Ukrainian protesters spontaneously received on their cell phones today, as a new law prohibiting public demonstrations went into effect. It was the regime’s police force, sending protesters the perfectly dystopian text message to accompany the newly minted, perfectly dystopian legislation.
Via The New York Times:
The government’s opponents said three recent actions had been intended to incite the more radical protesters and sow doubt in the minds of moderates: the passing of laws last week circumscribing the right of public assembly, the blocking of a protest march past the Parliament building on Sunday and the sending of cellphone messages on Tuesday to people standing in the vicinity of the fighting that said, “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”…
…The phrasing of the message, about participating in a “mass disturbance,” echoed language in a new law making it a crime to participate in a protest deemed violent. The law took effect on Tuesday. And protesters were concerned that the government seemed to be using cutting-edge technology from the advertising industry to pinpoint people for political profiling.
Fisher confirmed the news to TV Guide, saying the trio are expected to report to work in April or May.
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Source: Laughing Squid