Donetsk People’s Republic Militia Says Reserves Right to Destroy OSCE Drones


In light of the upcoming deployment of drones on the border the DPR Defense Ministry stressed that it is not technically possible to identify drones but the information they may carry can be intercepted by Ukraine’s Special Forces.
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MOSCOW, August 21 (RIA Novosti) – Donetsk People’s Republic announced they reserved the right to destroy drones which the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is planning to deploy to monitor the situation in Ukraine, the DPR press service said.

“The Defense Ministry of the Donetsk People’s Republic reserves the right to destroy such unmanned aerial vehicles,” a statement posted on the website of the press service read Wednesday.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will receive drones within 6-10 weeks. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier this week that Russia supports the idea of equipping the OSCE monitoring mission…

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Facebook to add “reality” tag to Iain Duncan Smith

#AN&V2014 – Nice 🙂

Pride's Purge


Facebook has begun labelling comments and speeches from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith with a “reality” tag, just in case people think he might be a parody.

The move comes after many people thought Mr Duncan Smith was taking the p*ss when he claimed people were now “better off” after his welfare and pension reforms.

Other comments by Mr Duncan Smith that the government was creating a “fairer society” by cutting school and NHS budgets while at the same time giving tax cuts to multi-millionaires were also regarded by many people as a joke.

Facebook said the “reality” label was meant to appease users who have apparently complained that they can’t always tell the difference between a caricature of a nasty, heartless, out-of-touch Tory who would sell his own grandmother at the drop of a hat and Duncan Smith.


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BRUSSELS: ‘ Scotland’s Referendum on Independence As YES Campaign Gains Ground ‘

#AceNews&Views – BRUSSELS – August 19 – With one month to go until Scotland’s referendum on independence from the UK on 18 September, polls indicate the Yes side is gaining ground.

A new survey by ICM published on Monday (18 August) showed the pro-independence Yes campaign has closed the gap on the No side by two points over the past month, even though voters would still back continued UK membership by 55 percent to 45 percent.

The poll also found that 64 percent of Scots expect an independent Scotland to be re-admitted to the EU, while just 15 percent think it would be excluded.

At the same time, the proportion of Scots who think their country should be part of the EU is getting smaller: 50 percent said Scotland should stay in the club, while 31 percent said it should leave – a sharp rise in eurosceptic sentiment.

The claim that Scotland would have to formally re-apply to join the EU, facing a drawn out and uncertain accession process, has been one of the main arguments used by the No campaign.

They have also argued that Scotland would lose its share of the UK’s rebate from the EU budget.

A statement by the Yes side said the ICM findings demonstrate that Scots regard the claim as “just another ridiculous scare story”.

For its part, the pro-Union Better Together campaign noted that “experts, the leaders of the European Commission and the prime minister of Spain, have all said we would need to reapply to join the EU if we left the UK”.

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond will square off next week against Alistair Darling, the leader of the Better Together campaign, in a second TV debate.

By Benjamin Fox @ EUobserver


SCOTLAND: ‘ Danny Alexander Travels to Four Corners of Scotland to Spread the Message to Vote NO in the Independence Debate Under the Guise of Help for Scottish Business’s ‘

#AceNews&Views – SCOTLAND – August 18 – Statement – Chief Secretary to the Treasury will be travelling around Scotland, from east to west and north to south, visiting a range of key companies.

​This week the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will be travelling around Scotland, from east to west and from north to south, making the case that Scotland is better off staying in the United Kingdom.

He will meet businesses and voters to hear about the issues that matter to them.

He will visit a range of companies in key sectors like life sciences, financial services, tourism, manufacturing and the creative industries.

His trip is designed to take in the very best of the Scottish economy and focus on the huge and exciting opportunities ahead for Scotland as part of the UK.

Starting at Glenshee Ski and Snowboard Centre on Monday morning, Danny Alexander will lay out the full details of his trip before heading south to Dundee.

He will spend time at Dundee University; first touring its world leading life sciences facilities and then taking part in the 5 Million Questions event hosted by the University and chaired by David Torrance.

The Chief Secretary will be on the Isle of Lewis on Tuesday.

He will visit the Hi-Scot Credit Union in Stornoway which is benefitting from the government’s commitment to support these important institutions. Credit Unions provide loans to members of their community at a fraction of the price of other lenders.

He will then visit MG Alba – short for Meadhanan Gàidhlig ALBA or Gaelic Media Scotland – to see the important role it plays in promoting Gaelic culture, providing a highly valued service for Gaelic speakers in Scotland and across the whole of the UK via online platforms.

While on Lewis he will visit Harris Tweed and see how this world famous product is produced before it is sold all over the world.

On Wednesday Danny Alexander will be in Caithness and Glasgow.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, said:

Scotland’s economy is rich, diverse and prosperous and going from strength to strength as part of the UK.

We are a world leader in financial services, life sciences, the creative industries and tourism to name just a few key sectors and I am looking forward to meeting the businesses and people who are delivering this success. We should all be very proud of all of them.

But as we approach the referendum on 18 September we should all be aware that separation would thwart the recovery and weaken our economy in the long term.

I want Scotland to continue to grow and excel as we currently do, and that means sticking together in the UK.

UK Government Statement News Story


Your Other Blogger For The Week

#AN&V2014 – You can post any thing within reason on here!

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by Matthew Sitman

Hey Dish readers – I’m Matt, the Dish’s literary editor and, this week, guest-blogger. Most of my work usually appears on the weekends, especially Sundays, so I tend to be responsible for the posts about religion that readers seem to either love or hate, and my deepest interests lean much more toward theology, poetry, and literature than politics. That means writing more about politics over the next few days will be a bit of an adventure for me. Usually I find politics, and the way we argue about politics, terribly depressing, which provides a lovely excuse to retreat into old books. I hope this lack of immersion in punditry gives me a fresh perspective on the events of the day while guest-blogging, but I suspect Dish readers will let me know if it doesn’t.

Prior to joining the Dish team two years ago, I was a Ph.D…

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“Wake Me Up” . . . Avicii. . . . . Music Monday

#AN&V2014 – Nice post from Anne 🙂


David and I first heard about the Swedish music craze sweeping the world early in our time in India.  Several of the students just had to go by overnight train to Mumbai to see the “Swedish House Mafia. ” Then during the kite festival we heard the music as we spent the day and evening on a rooftop in the Pols.  Groups were dancing or bouncing really.  In India, girls dance together and boys do the same. . . .actually group dances. Our group had fun fitting right in with all ages of Indian dancers.

The International Swedish craze began years ago in the 1990s with Abba. Their hit “Dancing Queen” was also a world wide hit.

Currently there is a 23 year old Swedish DJ , Tim Bergling,  who is mixing electronic music , calling himself Avicii.  Sometimes he uses other instruments and of course vocals.  He has  been…

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Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Any Different – YOU MATTER

#AN&V2014 – Nice sentiment !

A Mixed Bag

It doesn’t matter what anyone else says, you matter. 

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