Link round-up for 20 July 2014
Check out the comments -- these people exist.
Republicans really shouldn't try to talk about other planets.
What if everybody ate each other?
The TSA explains to its agents what country the District of Columbia is in (found via Mendip).
Louie Gohmert explains why God exists, with predictable results.
Is this the face we want patriotism to have?
Dave Daubenmire has a few questions. Really stupid ones.
Spread the word -- boycott Eden Foods.
The Postal Service gets the job done.
It's never a good idea to refuse to listen to scientists.
The FBI thwarts a planned terrorist attack in Utah.
PZ Myers answers those stupid questions religious people think are so clever.
Over 100 Kansas Republican politicians and activists turn against Sam Brownback.
As Americans abandon religion, fundamentalists become more arrogant and aggressive (found via F169, where I have a few comments).
Crime in Detroit is way down, and the police chief knows why.
RedState showcases the internal war among Republicans -- more of this, please.
James Dobson is still around, sniping at non-traditional families.
A Christian school fights for the right to discriminate against gays, and a mayor pushes back.
An idiot who wants to frack Yellowstone is running for Governor of Wyoming.
The CHP, accused of police brutality, seizes the evidence.
The owner of Hobby Lobby is pushing religious indoctrination in public schools (link from Shaw Kenawe). In Canada, one student fights such indoctrination and wins.
Here are some great aerial videos of Welsh castles (found via Mendip).
The Irish Atheist looks at history and modern hatreds. In Belgium, too, an echo of Europe's dark past.
Germans en masse are rejecting the Catholic Church.
"Putin -- damn you!" Dramatic photos from the MH17 crash site. Russian-backed rebels are tampering with evidence and stealing the bodies. Europe is taking a harder line against Russia. Update: Apparently pro-Russian rebels have looted credit cards from the passengers' bodies.
Sochi redux: Russia's costs for hosting the 2018 World Cup are skyrocketing.
Finding a girlfriend can be difficult, but I don't see the point of this (found via F169).
These two have more in common with each other than with the murderers on either side.
Here's a look at Kurdistan's progress and its drive for independence.
Reminder: The real issue in Gaza is that it's being run by people like this guy.
The expulsion of Arabs from Israel in 1948 was a normal action for that time, but Israel is always held to a different standard.
ISIS threatens Iraqi Christians, and is apparently crucifying Christians in Syria.
Could robots help treat one of our most intractable social problems?
If life had a creator, he was pretty incompetent. We humans can do a lot better.