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Overnight: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Putin? Lauren Mayer




Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Lauren's CD is now available!! Hear clips or purchase CD/downloads at It is also on iTunes and will soon be on Amazon!

Ronan Farrow on Sunday morning: 'How do you solve a problem like Putin?' Yes, out loud, and caught by TPC writer Hardybear!

Our wonderful friend Lauren Mayer ('Psychomom') then turned 'How do you solve a problem like Putin?' into the wonderful satirical song it was destined to be. Thanks, Lauren!

From YouTube:

The despotic, shirtless tyrant is more unpredictable than a musical theatre character!


Putin Says Geneva Agreement No Longer Viable


Ukraine Helicopter

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Here is the original post on Liberaland


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Overnight: Places that Don't Exist: Transdniester Part 1 of 4


From the video by Simon Reeve

Where's Transdniester? Between Moldova and the Ukraine. Here's the BBC profile:

From the 'About' section for this video on YouTube:

Holidays in the Danger Zone: Places That Don't Exist
Author Simon Reeve undertakes a thrilling journey through the most obscure countries in the world -- Places That Don't Exist.
There are almost 200 official countries in the world, but there are dozens more breakaway states which are determined to be separate and independent. The breakaway states have their own rulers, parliaments or warlords, and are home to millions of people, but they're not officially recognised as proper countries by the rest of the world. Several have their own armies and police forces, and issue passports and even postage stamps which the rest of the world ignores.
All of the breakaway states have declared independence after violent struggles with a neighbouring state. Some now survive peacefully, but others are a magnet for terrorists and weapons smuggling, and have armies ready for a fight. All could be at the centre of future wars which threaten their regions and the wider world.