12 February 2012

Link round-up for 12 February 2012

Today is Darwin Day.

Damn right.

Bad Headlines is a blog that posts news headlines as they appear, amusingly truncated, on a small phone screen (found via Plead Ignorance).

These flags are good enough to eat -- or drink.

In a time of flashy, dull mega-movies, don't overlook this little jewel (found via Mendip).

This is a big fuss over a dead fish.

Please let it be like this.

Huffington Post distorts the views of Darwin, Einstein, and Sagan on religion.

Murr Brewster's roving reporter "interviews" Gingrich.

What the hell are they growing in the Netherlands?

Sorry, Mitt, the Republican base just doesn't like you.

Worst valentine card ever.

Congratulations to Georgia's Brittney Baxter, 7, on her escape.

We're seeing the fastest 6-month drop in unemployment since 1984 -- and the stimulus did it.

Here's a state-by-state overview of gay marriage in the US.

Andrew Sullivan has a round-up of reactions to Santorum's sweep.

The Komen Foundation may never recover from its foolish attack on Planned Parenthood.

One of these men was a true American.

A leader of teabaggerdom says the movement is dead.

Republicans oppose this tax cut, since it's for ordinary workers and not the wealthy.

Annabel's first doubts about religion came from learning about another religion (an example of this).

Remember the voter "enthusiasm gap"? It's turned in our favor now.

Traditional values mean crappy relationship advice.

Santorum is a nutcase with a pre-modern mentality.

Who supports the ACA's birth-control coverage rule? Catholics do. There "religious liberty" argument against it is feeble (more here). And make no mistake -- Obama's "compromise" is a win.

What can Republicans do if their economic sabotage fails?

OK, so here's one thing Gingrich is right about.

Mendip isn't buying the Marines' explanation of the Nazi-flag incident.

Too bad more executives aren't like this guy.

Trump is being an asshole to Scotland.

Spain's new conservative government launches an unpopular attack on secularism (found via Preliator pro Causa).

Street violence returns as Greece comes under crushing pressure from the EU. More on Greece here and here.

Yes, a death penalty for blasphemy in the 21st century (found via Preliator pro Causa).

In marked contrast to most Republicans, Obama strongly supports science.

Plants communicate with chemical signals.

The human bias toward pessimism may have evolutionary roots.

The first animal wasn't much to look at.

British scientists find a new way to grow brain cells, a step toward new treatments for Alzheimer's and stroke.

Ohio researchers reverse the effects of Alzheimer's in mice using bexarotene (more here) -- this is especially significant since bexarotene is already approved for use on humans for other purposes, eliminating one step in approval if it is found to help Alzheimer's in humans.


Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Mornin Infodell ... Thanx for the morning read's. I wanted to tell ya though, that the piece you linked that sez "Republicans oppose this tax cut ..." come's up blank only with your name at top, then flashes on to say there was an error posting.

12 February, 2012 06:45  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Odd -- I just tried it and it works OK for me.

12 February, 2012 06:59  
Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

Loved the truncated headlines but have found they can be just as funny/weird/erroneous when in full view.

Annabel's soul searching is very poignant for me personally, as I still seem to be struggling with this whole concept. My toes may curl up while I'm still pondering, however.

RC: Sometimes when I have trouble with links, I just wait a bit and try again. Usually, whatever the problem was seems to cure itself.

12 February, 2012 08:04  

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