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Elon Musk Complains Tesla was left out in Biden tweet

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1498858611241635843?s=20&t=mMWnRMNA3y0XaF0Xjbq_dA


Joe Biden
@JoeBiden
·
Mar 1, 2022

United States government offici
Ford is investing $11B to build electric vehicles—creating 11,000 jobs across the country.

GM is making the largest investment in its history—$7B to build electric vehicles, creating 4,000 jobs in Michigan.
Elon Musk
@elonmusk
Tesla has created over 50,000 US jobs building electric vehicles & is investing more than double GM + Ford combined

[fyi to person controlling this twitter]




Anti Union CEO mad that a pro union president won't give him props with pro union companies.

How long will it take before sanctions force Russia out of Ukraine?

EU may Supply fighter Jets to Ukraine

https://twitter.com/shashj/status/1498035551168983043?s=20&t=PgWC56ZalRmU-Y961oLrGw

Jaw-dropping. Borrell says EU military package may include "supplying fighter jets" for Ukraine's air force, EU has spoken w/ Ukrainian foreign minister "about the type of jets the Ukrainian military needs" & there are "member states...able to supply them"



https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-02-27/eu-approves-450-million-euros-in-lethal-military-aid-for-ukraine?utm_source=google&utm_medium=bd&cmpId=google

Excerpt from Bloomberg:



The EU’s military aid package may include supplying fighter jets for the Ukrainian air force, Borrell said. Borrell said the EU has already had discussions with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba about the type of jets the Ukrainian military needs and there are member states that are able to supply them.

Russian Losses according to Ukraine's military

https://twitter.com/IAPonomarenko/status/1497448650003423235?s=20&t=Ho4J1HIenP84T-layRCOAg

For comparison, Russia lost 15,000 troops in ten years in Afghanistan. They are already more than 1/5 of the way to that number in Ukraine, and it hasn't been a week.


Illia Ponomarenko
@IAPonomarenko
Russian losses now, according to 🇺🇦Ukraine’s military.
14 airplanes
8 helicopters
102 tanks
536 armored cars,
15 artillery pieces,
1 BUK-1 system,
3,500 killed, nearly 200 taken prisoner
9:49 PM · Feb 25, 2022 from Ukraine

Former Georgia president on lessons from Russia's invasion of Georgia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/02/24/ex-georgia-president-saakashvili-lessons-georgia-2008-invasion-ukraine/

Democracy Dies in Darkness




In August 2008, as Russian tanks advanced through Georgia’s sovereign territory and headed toward the capital, Tbilisi, President George W. Bush announced that he was mounting a U.S. military airlift to Georgia under the banner of “humanitarian assistance.” Those U.S. Air Force planes, once on the ground in Tbilisi, never took off again. If Vladimir Putin wanted to take Tbilisi, he was going to have to go through the United States. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice traveled to Tbilisi to help secure a truce. This mix of military pressure and diplomacy worked. Putin halted his advance.

Should NATO enforce a no fly zone over Kyiv?

Ukraine shoots down second Russian paratrooper transport aircraft

https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1497430637166407686?s=20&t=3aDt9Omk-3tTpg8Gr6J3aw

Ukraine.

Good job, DU! (on SCOTUS prediction)

From this post yesterday:

Who do you predict Biden picked for the Supreme Court?


I hope it is Leondra Kruger if for no other reason but her age. But Childs seems to be the safest pick for Senate confirmation.


I switched my vote after I saw that Jackson's court issued an early ruling similar to what Kavanaugh's did shortly before the announcement.

Biden's approval rating appears to be improving (per 538)

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/?ex_cid=rrpromo

His net approval seems to have went from about -12% to -10%. Still not good, but I suspect the Russia/ Ukraine situation may be helping him, as the GOP continues to be divided on whether to support Russia over clear US interests as an invasion continues.
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