Link round-up for 3 February 2013
The Vikings wouldn't be impressed by us moderns.
We need to be more accepting of religion.
Kittens bring back a fox from the brink of death.
The Bible has a different view of what we're made of.
Sometimes a swastika isn't what you think.
God hates figs!
What are the sand spikes of southern California?
Boycott Applebee's. And this pastor.
Yes, there is class warfare going on. And here are some of the aggressors.
Republicans attack science in Missouri and across the country. But they're backing down on their threat to gerrymander the Electoral College.
Don't forget those who played by the rules.
Equifax is not on your side.
Green Eagle has a short history of the Tea Party.
Prejudice rears its head right here in the Portland area.
Don't be too confident yet that the Republicans are finished. But opponents of gay marriage are on the brink of defeat. And Fox News has seen its worst ratings since 2001.
Yes, there exist people to whom this is humor.
On the economy, it's time to focus on the real problem.
Many Muslim men in Britain bring wives from their home country, but the story often ends in misery.
The British town of Grantham takes little pride in its most famous citizen.
France joins the growing list of countries with gay marriage.
Screw the EU and the Republicans, Iceland shows the whole world how it's done (found via Uzza). They're not letting the FBI push them around either.
Egypt's Islamist regime follows in Mubarak's footsteps.
Iraqi girls find a way to avoid forced cousin marriages -- suicide.
Maryam Namazie has a few words about World Hijab Day.
Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the day the tide turned in World War II.
India starts to take action on its horrific epidemic of violence against women (found via Lady Atheist).
Blade Runner? No, Beijing.
Here's how the Islamists ruled in northern Mali before the French liberated it.
Science doesn't say what the anti-abortion nutters think it does.
Go vegetarian -- it's better for your heart.
Cell re-programming is being tested as a cure for a wide range of forms of blindness.
Here's a discussion of some ideas for fighting aging.
Europe will invest €500 million in computer simulation of the human brain -- a potential step toward the Singularity.