Show Notes: BEL Episode 30

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By The Mighty Humnzee

Listen To Episode 30 Here

We covered a lot history in this episode, some of which gets us a bit riled.  After reading the show notes you will be as well.

House Keeping

Charity of The Month

Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma.

With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery.

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OZBert Speaks!

Shout Outs

John Jackson wrote a great article on bears.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About: Bears 

VaChyna Isa Here, Mr Burton

History that from a not to distant past that people do not recall about China

VaChyna Reacts to US Foreign Policy And Wuhan Accusations

Ambassador Wang!

China Coal Expansion

China approves biggest expansion in new coal power plants since 2015, report finds

Concerns about energy shortages drive increase as projects progress at ‘extraordinary’ speed

A man tends to vegetables near a coal-fired power station in China’s Anhui province

COVID Origins

This aerial view shows the P4 laboratory (centre L) on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 27, 2020. - Opened in 2018, the P4 lab conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases and has been accused by some top US officials of being the source of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. China's foreign minister on May 24 said the country was "open" to international cooperation to identify the source of the disease, but any investigation must be led by the World Health Organization and "free of political interference". (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)




Katie Hobbs

Video of testimony is well worth the time.

The reason for this was we were asked to determine whether the monies from the sale of the properties had filtered to properties purchased in Arizona, specifically in Maricopa and Pima County. We concluded that several real estate agents convicted in Iowa had set up laundering systems in Arizona, and thereafter, had transferred the proceeds of sales to Panamanian corporations.

To date, more than 10,000 falsified documents have been recorded with the Maricopa County Recorders Office. We estimate that more than 35,000 warranty deeds and trust deeds evidencing fraudulent transactions exist in the database. The number of falsified notarizations exceeds over 15,000.


Ethnic Background

In 1954, after years as part of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (the largest state of the USSR), Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred Crimea to Ukraine, another Soviet state at the time.

After the USSR fell, Ukraine became a sovereign nation. It was decided then that Crimea would become an “autonomous republic” inside Ukraine, essentially giving it more autonomy over local issues while still being subject to the Ukrainian government.

2014 Timeline

Crimea was originally a part of Russia.  Ukraine has a history of changing borders like Poland, Khrushchev gave Crimea to Ukraine.  Ethnic Russians are the majority in Crimea.

Ukrainian President Yankuvich made overtures to Russia for better trade deals than with EU and become unpopular with Ukraine independents.  After civil unrest, Yankuvich was removed from office.  

With strong ties to Russia’s history and culture, the Crimean peninsula looms large in Russia’s national imagination, and has a large ethnic Russian population and significant pro-Russian sentiment. When the referendum rolled around on 16 March – denounced by Ukraine, the US and EU as illegal – officials reported a 97% vote to join Russia.

Russia leased ports for it’s Navy on Crimea.  In some sense, sending in troops to protect equipment was to be expected.

Even BBC Concedes there was support for Crimea joining Russia.

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