Link round-up for 4 May 2014
Book scanners can make unfortunate errors. So can Google Translate.
Which animals kill the most humans?
Even a humble shower can tell you much about the owner of a house.
I guess I'm a history fan.
Obamacare's popularity is gradually improving as even conservatives benefit and the House Republicans' rigged "survey" is exposed; some Republican politicians are changing their tune.
Here's what Christian family values do.
PCTC has another view on the new FCC internet proposal.
Green Eagle spots a well-placed ad.
Rosa Rubicondior looks at how she and others overcame religion.
What's behind the weird "Webdriver" videos (found via Mendip)?
Why do Christians want atheists to lie and hide?
Righties desperately keep flogging the long-decomposed horse of Benghazi, with Fox News gamely helping out.
Even if Evangelical Christianity became gay-friendly, that wouldn't solve the problems it presents.
In an example of dehumanizing language, RedState uses the word "whelp" to refer to a lesbian having a baby -- see the comments too.
An outburst of racism among Boston sports fans gets comprehensively repudiated.
The Kentucky Derby is stained with animal cruelty.
Mississippi fundies claim that merchants' refusal to discriminate against gays is bullying them.
The militia antics in Nevada descend into full-blown terrorism; more on clashes between the groups from Ed Brayton and Crooks and Liars. Immonal Minority has a round-up.
A shockingly-large number of people sentenced to death are actually innocent.
To the bewilderment of supporters, Maggie Gallagher admits the gays have pretty much won (warning -- bizarre syntax). Looks like her proofreader quit too.
"Most obviously, people whose real goal is dismantling the social safety net have found promoting deficit panic an effective way to push their agenda."
Palin's "baptism" joke is alienating the last groups that still support her.
A Mormon survey on sexual orientation reveals arrogance (found via Republic of Gilead).
April was the best month for job growth in two years.
Christian anti-gay crusader Don Boys (ahem) thinks some Christians' tolerance of gays is a tragedy (found via Mock Paper Scissors).
Kansas's economy declines as the Brownback regime applies conservative economic "ideas".
When you call out racists on their racism, they tend to respond with one specific accusation.
If Santorum runs, here's what he'll run on (found via Republic of Gilead).
At last -- two major banks will soon face criminal charges.
Conservative bishops threaten to split the Church of England over gay issues (found via Republic of Gilead).
Neo-pagans may have played a role in Ukrainian resistance to the Soviets after World War II (found via Mendip).
That Poo2loo video I posted here is now up on Pharyngula, drawing some interesting comments.
No, China's economy is not almost as big as ours -- not even close. See also China's bizarre demographics.
Islamists of Boko Haram in Nigeria are selling hundreds of kidnapped girls into slavery and forced marriage.
Wind turbines actually kill relatively few birds.
Satellite pictures reveal traces of thousands of ancient settlements.
Dreams seem to be linked to sexuality, as Freud believed.
Our planet-hunting skills are improving dramatically.