The World Speaks


















135 Responses to “The World Speaks”

  1. 4 taiping1
    March 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks for your coverage!

  2. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    March 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    • 8 carolyn
      March 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Well, so glad everybody gets to vote. What this shows me is that white men are signing their own death warrants. They need to open up and live in at least the present time, and look to the future. I can say this as a white woman married to a wonderful white man, who does not fit in this vote total!

    • March 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Fantastic collection of tweets re: Ukraine, NW!! Thank you!!!

      And, bgw, that’s one of the reasons why I live in Seattle 🙂

  3. 10 GGail
    March 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I have no idea how this happened! I just walked back in and hit refresh, then when I typed “Me” my computer went crazy and I still ended up First – HA!

    Where you people at???

  4. March 2, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Brilliant Nerdy, I’m completely out of touch with everything today while I’m busy not getting work done, so these are great to help me catch up! Thank you Legend.

  5. 21 GGail
    March 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    WOW NW, thanks for the tweets! Especially SoS John Kerry. I love the Russian propaganda backfires! So Sad!!! HA!

  6. March 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

  7. 23 hopefruit2
    March 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Hahahaha….KARMA sure knows when to visit.. 🙂

  8. 29 GGail
    March 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    This information shows that the G-8 leaders appear to support President Obama’s approach to the situation and it’s giving the people of Ukraine and it’s military support.

  9. March 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

  10. March 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Stay calm and trust in Barack.

    I know, I was a mess yesterday. I’m much calmer now. Have a new piece ready to post.

    • 40 Cindy
      March 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Liberal Librarian,

      Happy Sunday to you!

      It’s okay, you were just keeping it real; as we are all endowed with an array of emotions that comes out when triggered.

      Have a wonderful day; can’t wait to read your post.

  11. 41 CEB
    March 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Just think how much more of a moral stance the US could take in this issue if we had not had the nightmarish, war-mongering years of Bush/Cheney and the military industrial complex on steroids. Our dear PBO’s work has been made much harder because he has had to clean-up the mess of the previous 8 years. The good thing for us is that he is the man/leader for this particular season. I have felt safer and more hopeful for our and the world’s future because of him. While I am deeply concerned about Putin’s unwarranted aggression in the Ukraine, I am not in despair. We have a great team of smart, strong, committed citizens who have a great understanding of the world and the nuances of diplomacy led by a brilliant courageous leader who many times has crafted a way when there seemed there was not one. Good to see that the UK, Canada, and France are standing in solidarity. I wonder what is the hold up with the other members of the G-8.

  12. March 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    BTW, The People’s View has a new home: https://thepeoplesview.squarespace.com/main. Mark it down.

  13. 43 hopefruit2
    March 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Anyone who engages in Dan Choi antics does not get my respect/support. And note the relative absence of persons of color in that “protest.”

    • 44 vcprezofan2
      March 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Makes you wonder if *they* are aware there’s more going on in the world right now, and that attaching themselves to the spikes of the WH fence is not likely to produce immediate action on #Keystone? 🙄

      • 45 GGail
        March 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

        vc, my thought ran along the same line…”don’t they realize there are bigger more important things going on now – that they should be voicing there support on????”

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  15. March 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    • 54 mtmarilyn
      March 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      What a rwnj. Did he ever go to war. All these neo cons who send everyone else but themselves.

    • 55 HZ
      March 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Good Morning my Chips and TOD family. Thank you NerdyW for another informative and great post. Your dedication is so precious as all of our brilliant contributors here in our family. TY, TY and TY.

      We will get through this season of decisions with our great leader, our wonderful President, Barack Obama. He keeps his compass straight and steady no matter the currents. We will keep him close to our heart space with powerful words of encouragement, prayers for wisdom, and loving words in our meditational moments. Keep you lights firmly burning so others may get a little light of hope during this time. We have weathered many trials as a nation, and I count it a blessing to be alive and knowing that a calm, firm, brilliant, compassionate, and fair leader is in the Oval Office.

      Everyone have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy your space and say the words often while in that space, “I thank you for……” ((((Love you all so much.))))))))HZ

      • 56 Cindy
        March 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

        Happy Sunday HZ!

        Your words are always sooooooooo BEAUTIFUL and CALMING. Couldn’t agree with you more. I have “NO” doubts; President Obama “got this.” The media has gone crazy…as usual, but the storm is calm with President Obama in charge.

        Enjoy your space and have a SPLENDID DAY!

      • 57 GGail
        March 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        {{{{HZ}}}}, “I count it a blessing to be alive and knowing that a calm, firm, brilliant, compassionate, and fair leader is in the Oval Office.”

      • 58 Nerdy Wonka
        March 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm

        Thanks, HZ.

        Wishing you a great day!

    • 59 Cindy
      March 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      With these clowns…..war is always the answer. Everyone wants to tell the President how to do his job. They would be pleased to see another war, and more lives lost, if it guarantees them a new headline, and another reason to blame the President for something.

    • March 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    • 61 vcprezofan2
      March 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Maybe Chuckie should volunteer to lead the charge, instead of standing to the side and trying to egg things on, like a juvenile instigator.

    • 62 MightyPamela
      March 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      I call on chucktodd to put a sock in it. Even pre-school kids know when to STFU.

    • 63 nathkatun7
      March 3, 2014 at 1:10 am

      I wonder what this ignorant man, masquerading as a journalist, wants President Obama to do that the President is not doing? These cowardly chicken hawks are so in love with war as long as they and their children are not involved in combat.

  16. 64 mtmarilyn
    March 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you NW, for keeping us so informed. You are the best!!!

  17. 68 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

  18. March 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Laura Rozen is often a source of very good information, but any language that treats the situation in Ukraine (and the world) as a game, is really offensive …

    • 70 vcprezofan2
      March 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Rt’d – and yes, I agree with you about Laura R/

    • 71 Vicki
      March 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Folks in dneiprospeckt showing that eastern Ukraine will not go easily

      • March 2, 2014 at 2:50 pm

        Correct. And, No part of Ukraine will ‘go easy,’ Vicki. The ONLY reason lots of folk aren’t already dead in Crimea, including Russian soldiers, is because the Ukrainian Government has been exceptionally restrained. That restraint will not last much longer if Putin keeps pushing.

  19. 73 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm

  20. 74 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  21. 78 jackiegrumbacher
    March 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    NW, your posts on Ukraine have been brilliant. I’ve panting to catch up after losing a weekend of news babysitting in DC and you’ve offered a master class in the subject. There is no place anyone can go to get such a broad or comprehensive survey of what’s happening. You are wonder.

  22. March 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

  23. 81 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Sound the alarm! Naught mats and fire hoses at the ready!!!

  24. March 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Yep …

  25. 85 Bill R.
    March 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Friends, as many of you know, Charles Gaba (aka Brainwrap: http://acasignups.net/ ) has on his own time put together an ongoing data base and web page to document the enrollments of Americans in Obamacare or ACA both in private insurance and expanded Medicaid, as well as the 3 plus mil young adults enrolled in their parents insurance thanks to the ACA.

    An important announcement was made last week from Health and Human Services which makes it possible for persons to enroll directly with insurance companies who offer qualified health plans also offered on state exchanges and to qualify for the same tax credit subsidies they would through the exchanges. (see below) This will enhance enrollment and incentivize the ins. companies to do more outreach and advertisement during the month of March. It is important that these enrollments are captured and documented. So, if any of you have access to state insurance commissioner offices or insurance companies actively participating in this effort you are invited to share any information of this type with Charles Gaba. His personal e-address is: Charles Gaba Charles is doing this effort on his own time. He has a day job and a family. Yet he has become the foremost expert in the country on ACA enrollments through his volunteer efforts, cited by NYTimes, Wash. Post and other publications, and columnists (Paul Krugman). He is helping the Obamacare effort and anything you can do, including donations, and sending information is most important.

    “Yes, that’s correct: If this goes through as planned, potentially millions of people who enroll directly through the insurance companies (instead of via the ACA exchanges) will still qualify for tax credits.

    This means that tracking down those direct, off-exchange enrollments just became even more vitally important to seeing a full picture of the total number of people covered by private insurance policies.

    To that end, I’m looking for people to help out with the following:

    Contacting the office of your State Insurance Commissioner (if your state has one) to see if they have this data and whether they’re willing to publicize it, or
    Contacting the public/media relations representative of any of the insurance companies operating in your state to see if they have it and are willing to publicize it
    The former (insurance commission office) would be more ideal, since I’m really more interested in a state-by-state breakdown than trying to piece together a bunch of companies, but I’ll take either. Also, insurance commission offices are presumably going to be more forthcoming with this data than private insurance companies, who tend to only release it if they’re required to or if doing so would serve their business interests.”

    • 86 jacquelineoboomer
      March 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you, Bill R. Thanks for all you’re doing on the ground, too.

    • 87 hopefruit2
      March 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Indeed Bill. Mr. Gaba is doing amazing work aggregating and disseminating ACCURATE, data-driven info on the ACA. We appreciate his efforts and he deserves whatever assistance people are able to give. The MSM can’t compete with the likes of Charles Gaba and other ACA volunteers such as yourself and Tally!! 🙂

  26. 88 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Trek Geekdom! Love it!

  27. March 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    No surprise …

  28. 91 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

  29. 93 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm

  30. 94 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

  31. 95 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  32. 96 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm

  33. 97 Anna
    March 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Not big on conspiracy theories, but……President Obama, SOD, Generals, etc. talking downsizing military to lean and mean machine.
    Republicans love the military and war, and the money from their friends, military contractors.
    SCOTUS, Citizens United, Corporations are people, we don’t know who is funding our elections, trying to run Government.
    Bush and Putin have been friends?
    Now Putin wants to start war, or make like he is.
    What part do Koch Brothers and their ilk have in this?
    Just saying.
    I do realize Putin has lot to lose if Ukraine wins, time for the playground bully to learn to play fair.

  34. March 2, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Check the video at the link … note he is answering in English.

  35. 99 desertflower
    March 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Any questions? Wish someone could put together all the corporate welfare handed out vs all the other money spent as a hand up to Americans. Would LOVE for Tucker to eat it.

  36. 101 4morefor44
    March 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    wonder how the treasonous eddie snowedinski is doing today? his buddy vlad sure seems like a good guy, unlike that terrible obmam dude! well, vlad is white, so eddie can feel good about that at least.

  37. 102 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

  38. 103 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:44 pm

  39. March 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wish I could RT this a million times ….

  40. 107 desertflower
    March 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Speaking of idiots….Ms Lindsey has something to say about PBO…..because, McCain said it too, or something.

    “Every time the president goes on national television and threatens Putin or anyone like Putin, everybody’s eyes roll, including mine. We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression.”

    — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), on CNN.

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      March 2, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Makes us want to donate even more $ to the Democrat who would unseat his ass in Congress.

  41. 109 Ladyhawke
    March 2, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Ukraine: The Haze of Propaganda

    Timothy Snyder


    From Moscow to London to New York, the Ukrainian revolution has been seen through a haze of propaganda. Russian leaders and the Russian press have insisted that Ukrainian protesters were right-wing extremists and then that their victory was a coup.
    Whatever course the Russian intervention may take, it is not an attempt to stop a fascist coup, since nothing of the kind has taken place. What has taken place is a popular revolution, with all of the messiness, confusion, and opposition that entails. The young leaders of the Maidan, some of them radical leftists, have risked their lives to oppose a regime that represented, at an extreme, the inequalities that we criticize at home. They have an experience of revolution that we do not. Part of that experience, unfortunately, is that Westerners are provincial, gullible, and reactionary.



    (h/t Joshua Foust)

  42. 111 desertflower
    March 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Off to tutor…bbl

  43. 112 globalcitizenlinda
    March 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm

  44. March 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Heads up:

  45. 115 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Say some crazy, depraved crap in the media, get slammed with backlash, apologize… rinse, repeat.


  46. 116 Don
    March 2, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Russian oligarchs have an awful lot of property in prime central London. #sanctions #Ukraine—
    Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 02, 2014

    Bob, you scoundrel you!

  47. 118 globalcitizenlinda
    March 2, 2014 at 3:02 pm

  48. 119 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm

  49. 120 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  50. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    March 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Late starter needing a kick start here! Thanks for making it easier to bring myself up to date, NW, much appreciated.

    I think Secretary Kerry’s statement on This Week on ABC via Twitter is very telling: “This is not East-West, #US & Europe versus #Russia. This is about people of #Ukraine fighting against tyranny.” We should all try to keep that in mind, at this early phase. I’m (not ever planning on) looking at you, John McCain.

  51. 122 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  52. March 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    If you haven’t read this, it’s highly recommended. As usual, POTUS is clear, thoughtful, strategic and visionary.


  53. 128 Don
    March 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Unless I’ve missed his comments, not even Bloody Bill Kristol wants any part of going to war against Russia.

  54. 130 Dudette
    March 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm

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  56. 133 africa
    March 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  57. 134 africa
    March 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    NW, thanks for the up to date information on Ukraine. Much, much needed.

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