01 December 2013

Link round-up for 1 December 2013

Samsung needs to fire the ad agency that created this ad.

Europeans and Americans have trouble with each other's geography.

Rick Santorum's foray into pious movie-making is a devout dud (found via Republic of Gilead) -- more here.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mall-Wart.

Mario Piperni has a flock of turkeys overdue for slaughter.

In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.

Bitcoins are the Segway of currency.

P M Carpenter pwns a phone scammer.

Interesting question -- why didn't the media want to cover this successful charity event in my home city?

Republic of Gilead concludes its marathon series on fundamentalist home-schooling with some summary observations.  But remember, some home-schoolers aren't fundies.

Why is cable TV dying?  The comments on this article tell the story better than the article itself.

Sigh.....another case of abominable behavior by a Christian parent.

Here's a look at the private subcontractor that bungled the ACA website.  The corner seems to have been turned on the the law's progress, but insurance companies are still pulling a few nasty tricks.

Reagan's son records an ad supporting atheism.

Black Friday was marked by stupid violence including a stun-gun fight.  Video compilation here.

If you need an abortion in Texas, beware of this scam.

Anti-science nutters are joining forces with each other to fight science education.  They have fake history on offer as well.

Some Indians take a different view of Thanksgiving.

It's not just working on holidays -- corporate bosses are winning their legal battle to force their religious views on employees (found via Republic of Gilead).

A student from India working in the US lists the most surprising things about our country.

Rosa Rubicondior looks at sexuality in post-Christian Britain.

Why the "outrage" about this?  Is there something wrong with being healthy?

India's rise is stymied by an old obstacle -- corruption.

The Chinese city of Binzhou has a failed shopping mall built as a replica of the USS Nimitz.

Afghanistan plans to bring back stoning to death for adultery.  Here's more on sexuality in Afghanistan.

How can you not love a science article which begins with the words "Each poo is a time capsule....."?

The Neanderthals illustrate how evolution differs from a guided or intelligently-designed process.

Do insects have consciousness, and does it matter?


Blogger LadyAtheist said...

An article that begins with "each poo is a time capsule" and ends with "The world's oldest toilet - an artist's impression"

Thank you for sharing this! I would hate to have missed it

01 December, 2013 06:46  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Dinosaurs, giant poos -- it's got everything!

02 December, 2013 05:54  
Blogger Lady Freethinker said...

I don't know how advanced a bug's consciousness is, but I hate to kill them so I scoop them up and take them outside. Except spiders, which I like because they take care of peskier bugs...but I still feel bad about that.

05 December, 2013 18:16  

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