This week, we will combine both blogs, In Case You Missed It and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict. Please feel free to share any headlines we may have missed or new developments occurring in Ukraine or Russia providing they come from reliable and credible sources. We won’t accept any parroted, Russian propaganda from far-right ‘news’ sources unless you’re trying to point out that the far-right extremist in our country and elsewhere actually believe their own BS or Russian disinformation. We also ask that you provide a link to your source so folks can read it if they want.
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President Biden/Biden Administration:
Biden signs bill ending forced arbitration in sexual misconduct cases
The president said the now-prohibited practice “shielded perpetrators and silenced survivors” and “enabled employers to sweep episodes of sexual assault.”
Devastation, Destruction, and Ruin:
What Others are Saying:
US added 678,000 jobs in February in sign of economic health
U.S. employers added a robust 678,000 jobs in February, another gain that underscored the economy’s solid health as the omicron wave fades and more Americans venture out to spend at restaurants, shops and hotels despite surging inflation.
The Labor Department’s report Friday also showed that the unemployment rate dropped from 4% to a low 3.8%, extending a sharp decline in joblessness as the economy has rebounded from the pandemic recession.
COVID-19/Should Have Gotten Vaccinated:
Group of physicians combats misinformation as unproven COVID-19 treatments continue to be prescribed
The group wants state boards to discipline doctors who spread misinformation.
The Latest, Unproven ‘Cure:’
The American Taliban/White ISIS/MAGAts/Gunz!:
January 6 Updates:
As a mob ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s longest-serving political adviser, hurried to pack a suitcase inside his elegant suite on the fifth floor of the Willard hotel. He wrapped his tailored suits in trash bags, reversed his black face mask so its “Free Roger Stone” logo was hidden, then slipped out of town for a hastily arranged private flight from Dulles International Airport.