Link round-up for 1 December 2013
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?