Tensions remain high in Ukraine as the casualties start to grow. Besides the casualties reported earlier, there were many more in Odessa where scores of people were killed when the building they were in was set on fire. In the mean time NATO countries are moving troops into neighboring countries as a precaution. When you have an increase in military activity, you have an increase chance of casualties occurring and war breaking out. How long till the real shooting begins? In Venezuela the government is trying to deal with the rampant inflation as well as the protests. If both continue, things will not end well. Things were quiet in the middle east except that a MERS outbreak seems to be spreading. The civil war continues in Syria. Will this be the model for Ukraine? In North Korea, a senior military officer is replaced (it's probably not good to be a high ranking officer in North Korea).
In the U.S., the recently released employment report painted a more positive picture on the economy. Stocks were down though. Oil, gold, silver, and copper were up today. There were no other major developments in the U.S. today other than the regular amount of murder, mayhem, and corruption.
It was another day in the calm before the storm, but keep an eye out on Ukraine. It might be the epicenter of the coming storm.
What do you think?