10 November 2007

Link roundup for 10 November 2007

I guess the lead-contamination thing was getting monotonous -- China has now been selling the Australians toys tainted with a substance that turns into GHB (yes, the highly-toxic "date-rape drug") when ingested (link sent by Mendip). They've turned up in the US as well.

Here's a list of the ten American cities that have had the largest percentage population growth since the year 2000. I'm utterly unsurprised that three of them are in Texas and all of them are in the southern third of the country.

Whither the Christian Right? Are they reconciling themselves to a less fanatical politics and a more secular Republican party, or will they yet rise in fiery (and illiterate) revolt? In any case, one of their great moral paragons is back in the news (found via Mendip), as are the good old pro-life pro-murder nutjobs.

Here's a discussion on third-party candidacies.

Susan Faludi has an interesting take on Hillary Clinton's use of the "gender card".

Required reading for Hillary: 77% of Americans oppose driver's licenses for illegal aliens. And blogger Reverse Vampyr has postings here and here on the behavior of illegals during the California wildfires.

Heather Mac Donald has always been one of our best fighters on the illegal-alien issue. Here's a new interview with her. Profile here, along with links to more of her essays on the subject (scroll down to "Immigration").

It's always good news when slime like this get their just desserts. But I have to say, when I saw the phrase "worldwide child sex network", my first thought was: "Which one? The Catholic Church or the UN Peacekeepers?"

There's a new wave of Palestinian refugees -- Arab residents of East Jerusalem are swarming to apply for Israeli citizenship to avoid living under the violent and corrupt "Palestinian Authority".

Meanwhile, anti-Semitism rises in Britain (read this too).

A clever hoax exposes the gullibility and anti-scientific thinking of global-warming denialists.

As atheism raises its profile and Christianity loses ground, some of the religious are growing agitated and angry, and lashing out at us in whatever ways they can. Examples are dissected at Black Sun Journal and Atheist Haven. There's also the tawdry exploitation of Antony Flew. Meanwhile, here's something that may help explain the decline of religion: between 1947 and 2002, the average IQ of Americans rose 18 points.

And I loved this comment by this pastor-turned-atheist: "I swung all the way across, and I dumped out all the bathwater and found there was no baby there." Found via Middle-Aged Vampiress Atheist (if that's not an intriguing blog name, I don't know what is).

Elevated IQs and skeptical thinking were nowhere in evidence among the victims of this religious con-man.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Yehudi01 said...

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10 November, 2007 10:10  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks for stopping by! I've been concerned about the Iranian nuclear threat to israel for a long time (topic of your recent posting on Jewish Pride) and wrote about it here and subsequently. I do think that, as the saying goes, our government will do the right thing after all the alternatives are exhausted.

I actually already have a car I am happy with, but thanks for the tip.

10 November, 2007 10:28  

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