29 January 2011

Link round-up for 29 January 2011

Good Show Sir finds another priceless book cover. And this one has a story behind it.

The American Decency Association has advice for single people about sex.

Michael Voris explains why Christians should want a dictatorship in the US (sent by Mendip).

Go ahead, answer the crocodile.

Murr Brewster visits a church.

Here's a Japanese roadway completely cleared of snow.

Death to the Devil dog (found via Preliator pro Causa, who also reports this doggycide).

I didn't think it was possible to fit this much offensive nonsense into one leaflet.

Erick Erickson threatens "mass bloodshed" (found via Plutocrap).

Is Texas our future?

Travis Corcoran might have intended more than just talk (found via Oliver Willis).

Utah now has an official state gun.

David Frum thinks it's time for the right to give up on Palin.

Whom would Jesus turn away?

Chick tracts remind us how far we've come (found via Republic of Gilead).

Ta-Nehisi Coates debunks the offensive nonsense of comparing abortion to slavery.

We won't see real filibuster reform this year.

Michelle Bachmann is serious about cutting government spending.

Vermont takes a stand against corporate personhood.

War analogies cause us to misunderstand what kinds of political activism are most effective.

If you think drunk driving is a trivial matter, read this.

This year's "march for life" was the same-old-same-old.

A Palin Presidential run could turn Texas purple.

Sometimes the abused manage to strike back at the abuser (warning: gruesome picture).

A spam text message may have saved hundreds of lives.

"Kurt N" was quite a collector (found via Mendip).

Wow, look what a crime wave drug legalization has caused in the Netherlands.

British undercover police may be a bit over-zealous.

The World is a flop.

Iranian culture is a stronger force than theocracy.

The Pope has found another opportunity for stupid nagging (found via Preliator pro Causa).

The Moscow airport bomber was targeting foreigners.

The euro-zone is doomed to break up (and I'm not convinced by the claim that the euro will survive in central Europe).

Here's a Russian view of the twenty years since the fall of the USSR.

All these things are banned in Iran (found via Mendip).

Mikhail Chester thinks reducing free parking would make people choose to use cars less (I think it would make them choose to go to places where there was still free parking).

As Arctic ice vanishes, new shipping routes open up -- but there are dangers.

Sorry, they're still idiots.

If the facts aren't on your side, try to stop anyone from seeing them.

Jason Goldman has a round-up of science blog posts.

Exercise does your heart more good than you may realize.


Blogger Ahab said...

Regarding the Friendly Atheist post -- I too was stunned that a homeless shelter would turn away women in need because of their perceived sexual orientation. It's not just, it's not Christ-like, and it's not helping anyone!

29 January, 2011 07:26  
Blogger Robert the Skeptic said...

I notice one thing that isn't Banned in Iran... capital punishment. They just hanged a woman for 9allegedly) drug trafficking.

29 January, 2011 11:57  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: It's not just, it's not Christ-like, and it's not helping anyone!

But it's judgmental and provides a warm assurance of one's own virtue in rejecting sin -- which is the real point, isn't it?

RtS: Capital punishment seems to be the mullahs' own favorite entertainment, if not fetish -- how could they ban it?

29 January, 2011 14:56  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Good Morning Infodel!

Lot's of real good link's here Guy, I still am browsing, but one I wanted to point out to, is to the Texas posting by Pharyngula. I cant sware to exact figure's/ number's .... but the man is almost pinpoint accurate on everything that he is saying ... it was astoninshing in a sense coming from a gent that dont even live here to have to hear the reality! What is happening in Texas is a nightmare of sort, which many here dont even see (yet), just as much too as the enviromental nightmare of this state, but that's another topic. You know back a couple of decade's or so when they started this mega lottery here, all those fund's were supposed to go to children/ education, we all voted for that ... what happened? As soon as we put in say $10/$20 million in the fund from ticket sales, Texas politician's have their hand through a back door (like Washington does on SS fund's basically, but worse) taking it out for "special interest's" Yes ... it's true that business, bank's, construction, is doing alot better than most state's ... but that's the thing Guy ... none of these folk's give a crap about our children here ... like I said before ... Texas is also a state where your kind of on your own, but putting our children into this category is the lowest of the lowest, and they do daily, trust me. They also use many urban foster kid's (LA does this too) to put on mega drug's/ pharma's ... the prison industry here is also a racket. The worst thing that happened in these time's to Texas, was Gov. Perry getting re- elected ... why? ... because he does nothing but smile, he is a total slacker to the max ... okay for show and good time's ... but horrible when a JOB need's to get done. Enough said

Thank Guy

30 January, 2011 05:39  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Pitiful. Someone needs to remind these guys that their children will grow up to have to compete with today's European and Asian children who are going to properly-funded schools free of creationism and fake history.

30 January, 2011 08:05  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

I'm not sure exactly where un Texas if anywhere right now that they are being taught creationism or that changed history, I can tell you first hand that I rceently been to 2 of my grandson's school's got instance, one a niddle (JR High) and the other a High School and neither are teaching these thing's. Do you know which Texas scool's are currently teaching creationism? I'd be curious. The one HS my grandson is in is strictly a technical engineering school i Central Dallas, one of the best actually in the nation, however ... to get in there you have to have exceptional grade's, so it's doesnt accept everyone.

30 January, 2011 12:12  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

I did try to go online to find what school's in Texas teach creationism, however I couldnt find any over a few page's of link's, alot about "could there be?" post's and stuff. But this posting/ link below caught my eye in Huffington Post basically saying that the whole idea was kicked down (great news), what was a shock to me according to this link, is that the organization that was pushing this in Texas called "Institute for Creation Research" relocated to Texas in 2007 from California, which I never even known.


30 January, 2011 12:37  

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