Link roundup for 19 January 2009
Here's some interesting stuff about futurism, complete with flying cars.
The jihadists are really going too far now -- they want to behead Madonna.
An Arab speaks out on the real nature of Hamas rule in Gaza.
The great Catholic-priest horror story continues, in Alaska: There was a calculated effort at the highest levels of the Jesuit order to "'dump' these 'problem priests' in a location in which the priests could avoid detection and continued to sexually abuse countless Native children," the suit says....."They were specifically targe-ting the Athabascan and the Yup'ik cultures, because they wouldn't talk."
The economic crisis is hitting export-dependent countries the hardest.
Silver lining: this should mean less money for al-Qâ'idah and Hamas.
Here's more on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. And read this essay from Britain -- the comments are chilling.
Even though the prophet Muhammad married a six-year-old girl, this Saudi cleric thinks men should settle for old maids of eight or even ten. (Found via Vamp's Worldview.) And it's a good thing I'm not writing this posting in Victoria, Australia.
The US military pegs two major countries as being at real risk of imminent collapse into chaos. One of them is Pakistan. The other possibility is even scarier.
Is Bush the worst President ever? Dissenting Justice has another candidate for that title.
See a map of the Moon, drawn before Galileo's observations.
The universe may be a hologram.
They move around, they eat, they reproduce, they even evolve. Only by the merest technicality can they be denied the word "alive". And they're manmade -- created in a lab. (Found via Vamp's Worldview.)
Here's a short overview of what nanotechnology could do for human health.