Friday 1/3/20: Reads, vids, stuff I’m nerding out on.

It’s 2020! Today is Day 3 of 366 days of abstinence from Facebook, so far so good, and now to get the ball rolling with at least 3 posts a week. More on that some other time.

Here’s some interesting stuff I’ve stumbled across lately. I’ve also been reading a lot about current events in Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Northern Ireland but the scope of those topics are so broad that I’m not going to bother with them here. They’ll likely get their own posts and more.

This Washington Post story about overburdened homeless shelters in Middletown Ohio

This NYTimes story about over 200 Republican lawmakers (and two Democratic ones) urging the Supreme Court to overturn Roe Vs. Wade

This BBC story about a case where Ethical Veganism was ruled a philosophical belief granted the same workplace protections as religious beliefs

This nuanced ProPublica story about ransomware and how companies handle attacks and their disclosure

This Vlogbrothers video featuring John Green on Kylie Jenner, trademark law, and how tough it is to navigate all the misinformation and disinformation out there

This Vlogbrothers video featuring Hank Green worrying about 2020

That’s all for now, hope your 2020 is off to a good start. ttyl -Ira

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