Link round-up for 24 November 2013
God will judge us!
NSFW fiction piece of the day: Charles Stross's thrilling tale of a fundamentalist tyrannosaurus molester.
Can't afford a yacht? Consider a mini-yacht.
Life would make more sense backwards.
Who needs oil and coal when we've got this honkin' huge fusion reactor?
Here's some good advice for a bad parent.
Some companies are standing up to the pearl-clutchers.
Craig Cobb, the white supremacist recently revealed to have some black ancestry, just can't get a break.
San Rafael CA takes a stand against stench. But air travel is about to become much more horrible.
Rush Limbaugh indulges in the emerging Republican tradition of making skin-crawly remarks about rape.
Politicians must be held accountable for protecting the cruel practice of horse soring. More here.
Many straight people speak out against homophobia. Ryan Langenegger took action.
Authorities across the country are paying more attention to "knockout".
Republic of Gilead has more on the high ambitions and dismal methods of fundamentalist home-schooling.
Bloomberg explains why private charity can't replace government programs.
TPM looks at the latest health-insurance scam.
Andrew Sullivan has a round-up of reactions to filibuster reform. Here's why it had to be done, largely in Republicans' own words.
The internet is a great research tool, but you have to know good sources from bad.
But Republicans are outraged about Benghazi.
Bitcoins bring modern crowdfunding to the murder-for-hire business.
The Iraqi and Afghan wars have passed an important milestone, but you won't be hearing much more about it (found via Uzza).
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, heir to the throne of the United Kingdom, is a complete nutcase. One of the country's leading doctors offers correction.
Rosa Rubicondior looks at the fanatical puritans of 17th-century England, who played an important role in the origin of American Christianity. A former Archbishop of Canterbury whinges about the imminent extinction of Christianity in Britain.
Germany's imploding Catholic Church is so short of priests that it now imports them from the Third World. But check out these colorful (if controversial) Christmas markets.
The real test of Pope Francis's "moderation" will be how he deals with the extreme-right Society of St. Pius X (found via Republic of Gilead).
A ghastly miscarriage of justice has occured in India.
Protesters in Bahrain challenge the continuing repression and torture there.
North Korea has executed 80 people for watching foreign movies.
The Central African Republic is sinking into horrific violence, but the rest of the world is paying little attention.