Ukraine gas crisis

The Post is covering the Gazprom crisis in the Ukraine which will be coming to a head shortly. I’ve been following on the Kremlin’s new FTA news channel Russia Today, which is actually pretty interesting to get a ‘Russian” viewpoint on the world. It’s in English (as that is now the world’s Second Language I think) and it’s broadcast in the clear on my FTA dish. The real issue is not what the Ukraine will pay, but who will handle the 80% of Europe’s natural gas demands that go through Ukranian pipelines. Should those be shut down on January 1st, and threatened, then you’ll see all hell break loose. Russia is back to their old self–selling subsidized gas to their defacto colony Belarus but charging 5 times that price to the Ukraine, which shook off the FSB goons in the Orange revolution, more or less.]]>

More Techno music videos also “My My My” but can’t find it now… Studio B “I see Girls” (another sexy video) Rick Van Dyk Select Electronica/Dance “The Other Side” “Nothing But You” is also good Armin Van Buuren “Shivers” Select Electronica/Dance Eric Prydz “Call on Me” Ok, I like the song, but it isn’t like a listen every day. Nevertheless, it was a massive club anthem in Europe in ’04. Couldn’t figure out why… But the I watched the video.. I’m going to take a cold shower now.]]>

White House fence

The Post is talking about a guy from Arkansas who scaled the White House fence today. Not entirely sure why the Arkansas connection is in the lead of the story, but I guess they don’t much else. Reminds me of a trip to the White House a few years ago when I talked to a Secret Service agent about ‘crazies’ trying to visit the White House. He said “We don’t get that many crazy people, but you’d be suprised how many people ‘God tells’ to go talk to the President.” By the way, did you know the Secret Service has a SWAT team called The Counter Assault team. Pretty spooky name.]]>