The shooter killed 1 police officer and 21 civilians and apparently that ratio is ok for the RCMP. https://t.co/8QFRCRf5gQ— James McLeod (@jamespmcleod) June 7, 2022
Understand that both Heather O'Brien and Kristen Beaton were killed in this 17-minute interim, at about exactly 10am. Both we communicating with people about the incidents unfolding #MCC— Tim Bousquet (@Tim_Bousquet) June 7, 2022
I would call it a non-self-reflective but arrogant self-confidence, as if they are above the reality of events. Shit just happens, but they're better than being responsible for the shit. [shrug] #MCC— Tim Bousquet (@Tim_Bousquet) June 7, 2022
When this is over, I don't think there will still be any mystery about why the federal and provincial governments seemed reluctant to hold this inquiry.
Thus they allowed the carnage to continue for 13 hours, after knowing the shooter’s ID within a few minutes. Hearing he may have been a paid informant doesn’t help.— Ryan Landreville (@LandrevilleRRP) June 7, 2022
Of the dead workmen, twenty were Americans, twenty French Canadians, and thirty-five were Indians from the village in the Caughnawaga reserve at Lachine, outside Montreal. Nearly every house in the village had at least one man to mourn. To this day the womenfolk there speak of the fall of the Quebec Bridge simply as The Disaster. And to this day the Caughnawagas, reckoned the best high-steelmen on the continent, are bound by a promise the women exacted when The Disaster happened—that never again would so many of their men work together on a single construction job.
The Quebec Bridge Disaster claimed 76 lives, 33 of them Mohawk ironworkers.— CBC News (@CBCNews) June 6, 2022
Now a theatre production called Sky Dancers explores the lasting impact of Canada’s greatest workplace disaster from an Indigenous perspective. https://t.co/UAZp51ff0K
I just hope these hearings will do some good -- the US Department of Justice and the FBI should have been holding regular press conferences since February 2020 to maintain focus and educate the American public about the Jan 6 insurrection. Instead, they really let American down, releasing nothing except a series of Wanted tweets, but never creating a narrative to explain what happened and why it matters. After almost a year waiting, Congress stepped up. Finally we can hope that Americans will learn the Jan 6 story.
On Fox News, Joe Biden lost the election, January 6th was tourists, COVID is cured by a dry mist, Kindergarten Cop is a public safety blueprint, Kyle Rittenhouse is The Bachelor, Putin is Winston Churchill, Neo-Nazis are patriots, Special Olympians are Fauci's spies.— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) June 7, 2022
If you think Jan 6 can’t happen again, go stand in a gun store right now and listen to the chatter.— Ryan Busse (@ryandbusse) June 7, 2022
This shit is deadly serious.
Next, in Uvalde: "We start by making the loss of these lives matter."
After the obligatory “fuck you Joe,” a former friend asked why I spend so much time going after Republicans but not Democrats. I told him it’s bcuz I consider Republicans to be an actual threat to our democracy. I just think Democrats are wrong about most things. Big difference.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 7, 2022
ALL OF THIS. pic.twitter.com/p7jDiiJzq3— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) June 7, 2022
Moving to Ukraine, some useful perspectives:
“... I get more angry, because you have a bulletproof vest. I had nothing! I had nothing ... You’re supposed to protect and serve. There is no excuse for their actions.” https://t.co/Jlw1P4H1KI— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) June 8, 2022
Putin can deploy so much of his military power in Ukraine because he knows with great certainty that no country or alliance will ever invade Russia — a fact that many Western analysts failed to recognize when blaming the NATO threat for this invasion.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) June 7, 2022
In recent news coverage about the possibility of expanding NATO, I think we are seeing now that the pressure against expansion will be significant -- particularly if Turkey does not negotiate in good faith but instead tries to do Putin's bidding.
A full-scale military victory over Russia 'verges on fantasy', @LianaFix & @mkimmage write for @ForeignAffairs. Ukraine winning small is the more realistic and achievable goal. https://t.co/byCM6nTBdC— Democracy Digest (@demdigest) June 7, 2022
There are growing calls for Biden to get involved (Im skeptical) & also a counter school of thought to “walk away”, reassure Sweden & Finland with bilateral deployments (giving US guarantee in lieu of NATO)— Aaron Stein (@aaronstein1) June 7, 2022
The anger will eventually boomerang & frustration at Tr will boil over
.@KofmanMichael: "Russian mil has structural problem w/ force availability & not designed to sustain war of this scale at peacetime strength...tho' the local military balance in the Donbas appears favorable to Russia, overall trends...still favor Ukraine" https://t.co/nbJkKNtTqJ— Shashank Joshi (@shashj) June 7, 2022
⚡️Official: ‘Every five minutes a Russian soldier dies in Ukraine.’— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) June 8, 2022
Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesman for the Odesa regional military administration, said that Ukrainian forces have struck Russian positions in the south at least four times over the past 24 hours.
One of the reasons the Ukrainians have time on their side. https://t.co/62sfYq17es— Phillips P. OBrien (@PhillipsPOBrien) June 7, 2022