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Russia says it will retaliate against sanctions
Russian politicians have dismissed the sanctions as insignificant and a badge of honour.
The State Duma, or lower house, adopted a statement urging Washington and Brussels to extend the visa ban and asset freeze to all its members.
Echoing comments from Mr Putin, Russia's Foreign Minister sharply criticised the sanctions, and said it will retaliate.
"Attempts to speak to Russia in the language of force and threaten Russian citizens with sanctions will lead nowhere," it said in a statement.
"The adoption of restrictive measures is not our choice; however, it is clear that the imposition of sanctions against us will not go without an adequate response from the Russian side."
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I do think Putin's attitude has a lot to do with Snowden's info, but I don't think it was given willingly but either forced or used as a bargaining chip for Snowden's safety. If the U.S. had treated him like the whistle blower he is, Putin would have no leverage.
Apophenia - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apophenia /æpɵˈfiːniə/ is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.
The term is attributed to Klaus Conrad by Peter Brugger, who defined it as the "unmotivated seeing of connections" accompanied by a "specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness", but it has come to represent the human tendency to seek patterns in random information in general, such as with gambling and paranormal phenomena.