RUSSIA EXECUTES EUROPEAN AERIAL MANEUVERS “Russian military aircraft conducted aerial maneuvers around Europe this week on a scale seldom seen since the end of the Cold War, prompting NATO jets to scramble in another sign of how raw East-West relations have grown. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said that more than two dozen Russian aircraft in four groups were intercepted and tracked on Tuesday and Wednesday, an unusually high level of activity that the alliance said could have endangered passing civilian flights.” Ukraine and Russia will resume talks today. [WSJ]
Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay in a powerful essay for Bloomberg’s Businessweek.
In the essay, published Thursday, Cook said that he has never denied being gay, but has not publicly discussed his sexuality until now: “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Originally posted on Bell Book Candle:
The Republicans keep asking for $24.00 in their emails while the Democrats are requesting only $3.00. Is that a reflection on the number of donors each party expects or is it the ratio of average incomes where Republicans have eight times the income of Democrats? I’m not sure about the answer to that question, but I do think that the Democrats will do well no matter how much or how little they seek in contributions.