Link round-up for 11 May 2014
It would be crazy if the world were like this.
Meet Logansryche, bitcoin fan and spectacularly-failed entrepreneur.
The TSA has a track record.
Experience shows how to prevent financial disasters.
There's no arguing with some people.
No sign yet of the overthrow of the US government scheduled for this Friday.
Maybe the police shouldn't watch so much football.
Think American kids' TV is bad? Check this out.
Satanism is on the march with a demand for prayer in Florida (found via Mendip), a Black Mass in Massachusetts, and a display of its tenets in Oklahoma.
Skunkpong can be neutralized by baking soda.
No, it is not true that children raised without religion often become religious later.
Almost half of all US Hispanics have abandoned Catholicism, some becoming Protestant and some unaffiliated.
Fojap has some intelligent observations on Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brandeis.
Booman looks at how Republicans have irreversibly sabotaged themselves on race.
Some people are getting a raise.
In the Republican civil war, so far the establishment is winning, but baggers still dominate in some states. And even the establishment guys can be pretty out-there.
Candy Crowley caught Romney in a falsehood, but George Will helped create one.
I've walked along part of this wall.
England is a land of eccentric local traditions.
Julia Gasper knows what's wrong with Britain's Parliament: too many fags.
Meet some relatives of World War II leaders, including Hitler's lazy nephew (found via Mendip).
Putin's regime accidentally releases real data from the scam Crimea referendum.
To combat public defecation, India is installing public toilets, but it isn't working. Vigilantes are tackling a related problem.
North Koreans sound like Republicans.
China's infiltration of Africa is hitting some snags.
An abducted Nigerian girl who escaped tells her story. The US is helping the search. Michelle Obama speaks out, while Nigeria's First Lady isn't helping.
Maybe the Neanderthals didn't die out (found via Mendip).
The stepping stones of Pompeii illustrate the power of deduction from evidence.
[Hand update: slowly improving. After two hospital visits, two clinic visits (with another tomorrow) and various tests, there's still no diagnosis of the underlying problem, so I'm using painkillers and waiting for it to go away on its own.]