Spring is coming.
The fact that the citizens of Crimea themselves want to break away from Ukraine certainly complicates things.
There is a potential for Civil War.
These questions of whether areas should be able to break away from a country and join another country or create a new country are always particularly sticky. On the one hand, you think the democratic process should decide. After all that’s what happened in Ukrainians recently. The U.S. is a particularly difficult position regarding this, because you know what the union’s stance was about this during the U.S. own civil war.
Obviously what Russia did was illegal. But if the people of Crimea themselves do not object, isn’t it hard to get worked up and feel the US should be involved?
This article is a good one, and worth the read. It talks about the legality of what is happening.
I think what is “legal” in the cases of revolutions is pretty much ad hoc and just depends on your own political interests.
I’m not near retirement age yet (I like to tell myself, since I’m still in my 50s) but is the general wisdom that you should start taking Social Security at full retirement age (66 yrs 4 months) or postpone until 70?
I got my yearly social security statement and the difference in monthly benefits would be about 46% different!
I’m thinking that plodding on to 70 before taking social security makes more sense. Especially since my mortgages should be paid off by the time I’m 69.
Here’s an odd one. This business took over the house next-door and they are just opening up their new office.
Here is what it says on their glass storefront.
Makes you wish they had consulted with a native English speaker first. I wonder what they mean. Do they provide entertainment for funerals?