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There was a class I took last year that studied the importance of media and how it effects everyday lives. My professor decided to assign us a challenge to go a whole 24 hours without any kind of media. I was FREAKING OUT. In my head I was thinking that there was no way I want to fall behind on my social media life. But in order to get the grade I had to suck it up and try it. There begins one of the most eye opening experiences of my life.

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The media that I ended up giving up for 24 hours was a lot of social networks I am usually on daily.  I gave up Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, texting, and music.  Instagram was a huge one for me to give up.  I check Instagram the moment I wake up in the mornings, every break I have between…

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Putin’s shortsighted military play | The Japan Times

stijbob:

Lets hope Japan can help Europe during its hour of financial crisis.

Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:

This is an insightful, must-read article from the Japan Times. Check it out!

via Putin’s shortsighted military play | The Japan Times.

Let me give you a flavor:

Putin seems to be betting that the West is a paper tiger, unable to stand up to a Russian government with a focused and hungry eye on its former territories. That bet looks to be an increasingly long shot.

Personally, I see another twist to this story. I think that Putin’s policy is in direct response to President Obama’s foreign policy and military strategies – weak, confused and ineffective. I wonder if Obama or Putin is the greater risk?

Thoughts?

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