04 December 2010

Link roundup for 4 December 2010

LTD Jewelers in Wisconsin is holding an end-of-the-world sale (sent by Mendip).

Pravda pwns Palin (found via Progressive Eruptions).

"But as soon as Moses came down from the mountain, he saw that the people of the camp had fashioned a beer bong out of gold....." (found via Blag Hag).

An online retailer's effort to succeed by infuriating its customers backfires.

Tom Tomorrow looks at the new bipartisanship.

Fags will destroy civilization and Harry Potter is in league with the Devil.

1946-1973 was the golden age of foreign films in the US, and for good reasons.

Apparently some employers actually fire employees for having bad personal credit (my own home state is one of the few that has a law against this).

Helen Thomas says what others have said.

You might be a Republican if..... (found via Blue in the Bluegrass).

Bush's new memoir contains unflattering revelations about how he made decisions.

I don't consider myself well-informed enough about Wikileaks to venture an opinion on it, but Heather Hurlburt argues that it will harm efforts to settle problems diplomatically instead of by force.

The Christian Right has Obama in its sights (found via Republic of Gilead).

Teabagger views on illegal aliens and foreign policy conflict with those of the Republican establishment.

Rude Pundit has ideas for a winning Democratic ad campaign (found via Blue in the Bluegrass).

The Family Research Council richly earned its designation as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (more here).

Strong stuff, but it's what the Bible teaches (found via Republic of Gilead).

More evidence has surfaced that Ratzinger personally colluded in keeping a pedophile priest free and with access to children.

Homophobia distorts everyone's life (found via Russell Blackford).

Christian groups like NOM claim they're being persecuted if they can't keep gays down or a symbol is disrespected -- here's what real persecution of Christians looks like.

Ancient Thebes had a very different view of gays in the military than modern America does.

Apologetics isn't really about the arguments.

Insiders are planning how to profit from the coming Chinese crash (found via Hillblogger).

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the western desert of Egypt was the site of a lake larger than Lake Michigan.

Future rises in sea level will be unevenly distributed, with the level actually dropping in some areas.

All those nightmarish dystopian visions of the future? They're describing the past.

As machines get smarter, we'll have to decide what tasks to hand over to them.

This upcoming documentary on the future looks a bit too oh-wow and un-sober for my taste, but anything with Kurzweil and de Grey prominently featured is worth a look (found via The Crossed Pond, which has an intriguing assessment of me).


Blogger Ahab said...

Good links, as always.

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the jewelry sale -- maybe people want to be decked out in bling so that they look swanky before God?

04 December, 2010 08:48  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Howdy Infodel! ... and a decent round up indeed, a lil for everyone, you could be Santa! :)

I'm still reading on this stuff, but want to point to a couple here, I'll pass on the fag's, hag's and Tea Bag's though. :)

But thanx for the Christmas Shopping link up in Duluth, might be worth the drive ... awe shit ... I only have a sport coup car .... not a goddamn snowmobile ... oh well. :) But this remind's me of that Preacher and his Preachess spouse back in 1999 who was selling that VHS set of the Apocalypse when 2000 hit, and the world computer's would all shut down ... he also gave an easy payment credit plan of 4 installment's that went halfway into the year 2000 ... figure that un out. :) Cant even recall the SOB's name off hand, but he was one of them pop culture televangelist's.

Telegraph piece on China's bubble/ bust .... welcome to the corporate market! :) (China's Gvmnt own's over 80% of their business) Boy ... are they in for a treat! (cause their being "had" too, like redheaded stepchildren) But actually I also look for big trouble to come between Russia and China in about a decade. Look ... what really get's me about China is (no not the human right's violation's ... any more than our government care's about it :) ) But no one has been mentioning a thing about their part in Afghanistan ... while their highsiding showing off their new 300mph train (yes ... it's impressive) ... we are reinforcing troop's, bases, spending billion's over there, while folk's like Lindey Graham (spelling?) are taking photo/ media op's telling of how long of a commitment we have there, and our benefit/ obligation (intl corporate only I may add) ... and all China is currently doing is building new rail line's to ship out all the copper and other resouces they will mine from it, since they won the contract's to do so back around 2006 ... it's pathetic ... but so is our government, and most American's choose to be blind to this.

I take it by your home state you mean Oregon(?), as far as the credit report firing ... I figure if any state protected the worker's ... it would have to be Oregon and cities like Portland (last of the great American cities in my opinion!) Here in Dallas ... all your big companies check credit in the first interview, you wont get fired, cause you'll never get hired to start. :)

05 December, 2010 07:42  
Blogger Robert the Skeptic said...

Thank you for ending the depressing list of "roundups" with the uplifting trailer for that documentary! I want to see that.

05 December, 2010 11:31  
Blogger LORD TRUTH 101 said...

I have to raise my game man. I haven't been on Infidel's link roundup in ages.

06 December, 2010 13:37  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: I've never understood why they usually go up on hilltops when they think the world is about to end, either -- what difference would it make?

RC: The Oregon law also bans discrimination in hiring based on credit, I think.

RtS: I'll be watching for it too -- it's a good thing to get the word out.

Truth: Unfortunately the link roundups can't aim for completeness -- they're a scatter-shot collection of things I run into, links people send me, whatever sticks in my memory, etc. Many worthy postings are omitted every time.

06 December, 2010 14:55  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Actually Infodel, PDX (Portland) is another posting past due on my list, because of it's unique flavour, even though I only spent one week there ... I had the opportunity to really taste the city and talked with many local's. When I say "Last of the GREAT American cities", I really mean that. If I had enough money to have another place/ condo/ home somewhere's else in continental USA, it would have to be Portland. And I been to ALOT of town's in this country.

06 December, 2010 23:30  

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