Link round-up for 12 October 2014
Earth-Bound Misfit is collecting for a worthy cause.
Here are some pretty cool CGI landscapes.
Yes, there is such a thing as a carnivorous potato.
What if everything were antimatter except us?
This black Republican is having a really busy day.
Bored with 9/11 and the Moon landings? Here's a new conspiracy theory (found via Mendip).
The police have sure changed (found via Ranch Chimp).
A Bible-spouting wacko shoots at a gay couple for holding hands.
Less-religious people are more compassionate.
If you want to know why Democrats sometimes lose winnable elections, read this, all of it.
Same crime, different sentences (found via Squatlo Rant).
Obama is too dictatorial, except when he's not dictatorial enough.
Here's an example of news you'll miss if you don't read blogs.
Texas is changing.
Huckabee: "You guys need to do more fag-bashing or I'm outta here." And he's not alone (found via Republic of Gilead).
These people exist (scroll down a bit). And so do these people.
The Governor of Oklahoma believes in the sanctity of marriage, except when it's her own.
Could it be that our financial regulators are at last actually doing something?
Train your teenager in simplistic, shameful thinking.
Yeesh, the Koch brothers really are slimy. And is McConnell normally this incoherent?
The recent Supreme Court non-action on gay marriage may drive more fundies to the polls, but it's still worth it.
Obama sums up what's at stake in this election.
It's not just the Catholics and not just little kids -- Lady Atheist has a round-up of Christian youth abuse from many sects, around the world.
An ex-Muslim dissects Ben Affleck's silly apologetics for Islam (I've noticed that people with solid knowledge of Islam usually side with Maher and Harris in that argument, while those with superficial knowledge, who view the issue mostly through the prism of American domestic politics, side with Affleck). Some more reality here.
The Vatican offers up more of its usual bullshit on its child-molestation scandals.
Celebrate Britain's dullest men (found via Mendip).
Russian entrepreneurs vote with their feet.
One prominent Western politician is strangely popular in India (found via Mendip).
A new Japanese official history whitewashes Hirohito.
Idiotic superstitions in Taiwan make it hard for old people to find homes.
A Bulgarian living in Bandung, Indonesia causes an uproar by calling it "the city of pigs", but it looks like she has a point.
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak has surpassed 4,000. Here are some sober facts about the disease (found via Progressive Eruptions).
Malaria and sickle-cell anemia illustrate the subtleties of how natural selection affects gene distribution.
The oceans are warming up faster than expected, while conservatives just keep on lying.
35,000 walruses have a message for the denialists -- more photos here.