I think it's wonderful that people are not forgetting what happened on September 11, 2001. It was a terrible day, and many of us still remember it well. And for those of us who don't remember it, this sparks conversation about it, which leads to learning.
The new law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, allows for a brief moment of silence in public schools in New York every 9/11 to memorialize the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Here's a link to more. I actually wish we did more, like making 9/11 a national holiday of remembrance. I think something along the lines of this magnitude warrants that kind of respect.
And here's another link to previous posts I've done on September 11th. I think they date back to 2009, when I started this web site. I can't believe I'm still doing it. I've seen more bloggers come and go than I can even count.
Valentine's Day First Same Sex Marriages In Northern Ireland
I think many of us in the US take it for granted that we've won legalized same sex marriage. But that clearly isn't the case in other parts of the world. It's still happening and it's still very new for LGBTQ people living in other countries.
Marriage for same-sex couples will begin in Northern Ireland on Valentine’s Day 2020, if all goes according to plan.
Here's the link. There's a much more detailed explanation regarding why it's taking so long.
Milo Yiannopoulos Claims He's Broke
I've seen this trending on social media all week so far, and I figured I'd share and comment below. I'm sure everyone knows who Milo is, and if you don't it's a quick simple search.
“I spent years growing and developing and investing in my fan base, and they just took it away in a flash. It’s nice to have a little private chat [on Telegram] with my gold star homies but I can’t make a career out of a handful of people like that. I can’t put food on the table this way…. It’s not a good use of my time to be here.
He's talking about social media platforms where he once had a large following. Apparently, he was de-platformed by all the big social media outlets and he's lost followers and money as a result. Now he's been forced to use the smallest social media venues in an attempt to remain relevant.
You can read it all, here.
Although I've never been a fan of Milo's, and I never cared for his approach to anything, I have to admit that this is scary in a broad sense. Social media is a huge part of life nowadays, and they know it, and they hold all the control. We've never actually seen the likes of this kind of censorship here in the US before. Think about the magnitude of that alone. That's not a good thing for anyone, and I sincerely wish everyone would try to understand this. We are heading toward very dangerous times if this continues. Authors and readers know how serious this is thanks to Amazon reviews.
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