07 July 2013

Link round-up for 7 July 2013

Murr Brewster explains why you should polish your cat.

Kill the bill.

The Florida Department of Transportation hires a signage contractor that can't spell "Florida".

Police are called to a noisy venting of domestic discontent (found via Mendip).

Betty Bowers looks at America as a Christian nation.

Why do some people record experiences rather than experiencing them?

The Postal Service photographs envelopes.

Gay pride parades get a boost from Supreme Court rulings -- and in San Francisco, the Girl Scouts joined in. Americans support the rulings -- and reject the gutting of the Voting Rights Act.

Hart Williams has an update on Forbes's "tariffs" lie about the Civil War.

Religion makes people moral -- like this guy.

Faye Kane looks at why some countries are shittier than others (NSFW blog).

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow gradually returns to a normal life.

The collapse of religion among the young will doom the Republicans.

Republic of Gilead investigates Christian Right historical revisionism.

A mother describes how her own religious bigotry destroyed her son.

Anti-abortion cranks haven't thought things through.

Michael Cohen tries to explain the Republican party to the British.

NSA spying revelations are raising a stink in Germany.

These people take soccer entirely too seriously.

Libya confronts the Qaddhafi regime's sex crimes.

An Afghan policewoman is murdered for having a job.

Islamists opposing modern education burn students alive in Nigeria.

East Antarctic ice shelves are melting faster than expected.

Reading -- or anything that stimulates the brain -- helps preserve mental abilities into old age (found via Mendip).

Some birds are pretty smart.


Blogger Ahab said...

As a bookworm and blogger, it brings me relief knowing that my hobbies might stave off the dementia that afflicted my older relatives. Let's hope.

As for the lock-picking cockatoo, I think many people would be surprised at the levels of intelligence and self-awareness that parrots have.

07 July, 2013 11:31  

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