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Links of Interest -- 04/15/2017

Just a couple links of interest that have been thrown my way. Enjoy! * [Cyber security and internet freedom statistics by country. Which are most and least safe?]( -- Some great stats on Internet freedom and crime from around the world. * [AlcoholAwareness]( -- I must note that I don't endorse _bans_ on alcohol. What I do favor are better resources for those suffering with alcohol addiction, and broader awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking.

Link Roundup: October 15, 2016

This may be the last link roundup for a while. Try to hold back your sobs. Tech * [RIP Galaxy Note 7: Samsung permanently ends production]( -- They couldn't stop the phones from exploding, so they just won't make 'em anymore. * [When free speech and German law collide on Facebook]( -- Facebook apparently makes it almost impossible for governments to communicate with it in order to take down illegal content.

Link Roundup: October 8, 2016

I’ve got so many links I have no choice but to start throwing them out there. Science * [No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously]( -- What this means in practice is that, at this rate, the Earth will be uninhabitable for humans in a century or two. Social Justice * [The sexist response to a science book prize]( -- The circular logic of sexists is truly amazing.

Link Roundup: October 1, 2016

Welcome to October! Bring it on, autumn! And now, some links. Politics * [Sympathy for the Donald]( -- What if Trump wrote an op-ed column the way he debated this week? * [Why Donald Trump should not be President]( -- The New York _Times'_ editorial board weighs in with their endorsement. * [Woman interrupted 25 times when sharing thoughts on Presidential debate]( -- Satire, but totally appropriate here. (Trump interrupted Clinton 51 times, by the way.

Link Roundup: September 24, 2016

I got the links, you got the clicks! Social Justice * [Use of Force Project]( -- Some Black Lives Matter activists put together this useful site that analyzes use of force policies across American police forces, with some intriguing results and suggestions for reducing police brutality and excess violence. * ['You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake.' Fliers like these are showing up on lawns across the US.

Link Roundup: September 17, 2016

I may not give the best opening lines to these Link Roundups, but you keep coming back anyway, don’t you? Culture * [Women who love 'Star Trek' are the reason that modern fandom exists]( -- This is a true bit of history that often gets missed when talking about genre culture. Politics * [Almost every word of Donald Trump's Birther statement is a lie]( -- No, Hillary Clinton was not the original Birther.

Link Roundup: September 10, 2016

Because I love you all so much, I brought you a new set of links. Health * [The uncounted]( -- A detailed expose of a hidden epidemic: patients dying of drug-resistant infections, then having their deaths blamed on other factors to avoid properly counting the number of such infectious deaths. * [Workplace wellness programs are a sham]( -- Somehow, this doesn't surprise me. Social Justice * [Showdown over oil pipeline becomes a national movement for Native Americans](https://www.

Spotting Junk "News"

You just saw this interesting link on social media. It makes very surprising claims–it might even promise to turn your world upside-down. But think before you click “Share”! I’m going to assume that, if you’re taking the time to read this, you are someone who cares about truth and accuracy. You don’t want to share fabricated nonsense. You want the links you share on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to be meaningful, informative, and truthful.

Link Roundup: September 3, 2016

I’m on the road again, but I won’t leave you hanging without links! Politics * [Colin Powell's foundation and Hillary Clinton's are treated very differently by the media]( -- Can you say "double standard"? * ['No vacancies' for blacks: how Donald Trump got his start, and was first accused of bias]( -- Trump isn't a guy who says racist things to get votes. He's a genuine racist with a long history of putting it into practice.

Link Roundup: August 27, 2016

It’s not Saturday without links! Science proves it! Social Justice * [White Lives Matter group protests outside NAACP in Houston's Third Ward]( -- This is an awfully polite way of saying a bunch of armed white supremacists stood around intimidating black people because that's Donald Trump's America. * [The racist roots of welfare reform]( -- Nothing especially new to me here, but it's a good roundup of how welfare reform has operated in the US, and the fundamentally racist nature of such efforts.