Link round-up for 16 November 2014
Sometimes it pays to be prickly.
Global warming? Across the US we're seeing record lows.
Film imagery dramatizes two options for the future.
Hell now has its own website (found via Mendip).
This still exists. Never forget that it still exists. Read this discussion too.
Here's more on the horde of loons this month's election is bringing to Washington. But Obama is defiantly back in action.
Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punks?
There are reasons why some nice guys finish last.
In Florida, some religions are more equal than others (found via Mendip).
The net neutrality debate once again reveals the disconnect between libertarian ideology and practical reality.
Faith healing kills children, but at least in Oregon, some justice has been done (found via Lady Atheist).
The belief in false "recovered memories" which swept the country in the eighties and nineties did damage that haunts many innocent people to this day (found via GoodShit).
There's now an average of two competitors per job opening, down from seven in 2009 -- suggesting that wages will soon start to rise.
But there's no difference between the parties.
Elizabeth Warren has a few words on what to do, and what not to do.
To some judges, it seems, women have no more rights or value than cattle. And here's what's behind such attitudes.
Obama's decision to invest in green energy, much reviled by Republicans, is turning a profit.
What kinds of things are proper subject matter for postage stamps?
Iran needs reform, not a violent revolution, despite what some expats claim.
The UN reveals the horrific crimes of ISIS in the regions it controls, while Yezidis fear for the fate of thousands of enslaved women. You can read ISIS's boasts of reinstating slavery in their own magazine here.
The Iraqi army's recent successes against ISIS may be due to its new general -- who is not an Iraqi (found via Kaveh Mousavi).
Boko Haram, the Islamist group that abducted hundreds of girls from the Nigerian town of Chibok in April, has now captured Chibok itself.
Infanticide, promiscuity, and big balls -- all are the work of natural selection.
What are near-death experiences?
The Philae probe has put comets in the news, highlighting yet more creationist stupidity.