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Ukraine/Russia, Jan. 6, abortion rights, Trump, more

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ So, Russia’s bombing Ukraine at the moment, and it looks like two of their missiles might have hit Poland, killing two people. Moldavia is also having some issues related to this – lost power, etc. The Pentagon isn’t confirming that Russian missiles overshot, though, and there were reports that it might have just been wreckage from missiles shot down by Ukrainian forces, not actual missiles. Worth pointing out that Poland is a NATO member. Bad scene, man. Picture a lot of nations standing around holding their breath while everyone tries to figure out what happened and what they’re gonna do about it.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ There’s an anonymous US intelligence source “confirming” that this was, in fact, a missile strike, and not just debris… but it is an anonymous source and no one’s going on the record yet, so grain of salt.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ As best as I can tell, whether or not actual missiles or just debris hit Poland is still unconfirmed.

🧡 Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D, a disinformation expert, has a very good thread on Twitter about Russian disinformation and propaganda regarding the missile situation.

πŸ’° In case you’re curious, companies are still donating money to the election deniers in Congress who egged on Jan. 6.

βš•οΈ A woman miscarried in Ohio, and the hospital she went to for help nearly let her bleed to death before helping her. You mean striking down Roe v. Wade and abortion rights in America has led to the suffering of women across the country? Gosh, who could have predicted.

🍊 Trump’s probably gonna announce his 2024 campaign tonight. I hope that turd trips on his way to the podium.

πŸ›οΈ Meanwhile, Kevin McCarthy, who is also a turd, is trying to nail down votes to be Speaker of the House, assuming the GOP takes control of the House (they probably will, but y’know, 🀞).