Link round-up for 4 August 2013
Here's the next step for voter-ID requirements.
Gamer Lauren built a Portal-themed bedroom, with impressive results.
It's time to use profiling against the thugs behind urban crime.
President Nixon assesses Archie Bunker and that fag Aristotle.
Take the autism test (I scored 26).
Thinking of getting a Chinese-character tattoo? Read this blog.
Ignoring trolls may not be the best strategy.
Anthony Weiner's campaign descends further into farce.
Stopped by a cop? Keep an eye on your food.
Expected attendance at a fundie "ex-gay" rally in Washington: "thousands". Actual attendance: fewer than ten.
There's a reason why some states are blue and others red (found via Squatlo Rant).
Racists blame the usual "villains" for that mixed-race-family Cheerios ad.
The Republican base thinks the party isn't bonkers enough yet. But don't worry, the nihilist cavalry is on its way.
Can education thrive when the ignorant are allowed to influence it?
Not even death fazes the bigotry of Linda Harvey.
Lady Atheist has a round-up on Ball State and intelligent design.
This book looks entertaining.
That police visit to a family that had internet-searched "pressure cooker" and "backpack" resulted from a tip-off from an employer, not from Google or the NSA.
American voters support stand-your-ground laws, 53%-to-40% (see also the rest of the poll, which is mostly good news for Democrats)
Sick of those nauseating stickers with the word COEXIST written in religious symbols? Check out this version.
ERM's environmental-impact study for the Keystone XL pipeline is hopelessly tainted.
Bachmann's PAC spends money oddly.
Josh Powell and his eleven siblings struggle to overcome the effects of Christian home-schooling.
Americans now support gay marriage by double-digit margins.
Republicans are so disorganized that they can't even manage a civil war. But the teabaggers are willing to give it a try.
Canadian conservatives' outreach to the blind leaves something to be desired.
Nahla Mahmoud is the latest person to be threatened with death by religious crazies.
US bartenders protest Russia's anti-gay laws, but may not be choosing the best target. The Olympics offer another opportunity.
The Russian Orthodox Church has released a video game where the object is to kill members of a punk band the Church disapproves of.
Uruguay is on the verge of legalizing marijuana.
Here's the latest Iranian rebellion against stifling theocracy -- sex parties.
Following Egypt, Tunisians are on the verge of revolt against their Islamist government.
Nepal's government tries to get control of the mess climbers have made of Mount Everest. Those climbers who failed.....are still there.
Inca child sacrifices were doped up for weeks before being killed.
Taking advantage of disorder, tomb raiders plunder Egypt's ancient sites.
Miami could be under water in less than 30 years.
Careful your house doesn't get haunted over the internet.
Meet the pyrosome -- jet-propelled, up to 60 feet long, a colony of clones.
Artificial intelligence is a critical emerging technology.
Brain interfacing now allows a human to control the body of a rat.