Liveblog - The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and In Case You Missed It: March 17, 2022

We will continue to 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.

Keep in mind, this is not a free chat. Please keep friendly banter to a minimum. We also ask that you discuss the day’s topics or events but not argue endlessly with others about them; agree to disagree and move on thank you.

Latest Updates:

A Rundown of Popular Rumors About Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

Russian Businesses in US
Face Backlash From War in Ukraine

400 bulletproof vests donated to Ukraine stolen in NYC

About 400 bulletproof vests destined for Ukraine were stolen from a New York City non-profit organization that’s been leading an effort to collect and ship tactical gear to people in the warzone, police said Wednesday.

Police say the used vests, donated by local law enforcement, were taken from the offices of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America on Second Avenue in Manhattan.

President Biden/Biden Administration:



Living in red America can be life-threatening

Eight of the 10 states with the highest covid death rates adjusted for age have Republican governors: Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Arkansas and Indiana. (Nevada and Kentucky are the exceptions, coming in 6th and 10th, respectively.) Similarly, nine of the 10 states with the worst vaccination rates — Wyoming, Mississippi, Louisiana, Idaho, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, West Virginia and North Dakota — have GOP governors. Of these, only Louisiana is led by a Democrat, and all of them voted for defeated former president Donald Trump in both 2016 and 2020.

⚠️ Bigly Concept-Per Capita Warning⚠️: States Ranked by Age-Adjusted COVID Deaths

Death, Destruction, and Ruin:

Putin’s Puppets:


State News:

Ohio Supreme Court rejects third set of state House, Senate maps

White teen seen on video throwing cotton, whipping Black student charged with hate crime

A 15-year-old ninth-grader was arrested and charged with a hate crime this week in connection with a racist bullying incident  at a Catholic high school in Louisiana, authorities said. 

Other News:

Heavy alcohol use linked to 232 million missed workdays in US each year

People who met the criteria for alcohol use disorder reported missing 32 days of work annually. 

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