Link round-up for 15 February 2015
How many of us are there? Keep track here, with some interesting extra detail.
Neo-Nazis plan to build a white racist utopia. In Namibia. Yes, Namibia in Africa. (If it ever gets beyond the drawing board, I expect it will work out about as well as this did.)
Pushy Christians get pwned by Satanists again in Florida (from Mendip).
Wow, Hell has a pretty eclectic population.
This is how a pilot sees the world.
No surprise people in 1962 freaked out over these goofy but bloodthirsty Martian-invasion trading cards (found via Mendip).
I knew these guys looked familiar.
Must-read: The existence of religion and superstition is fully explainable by known evolutionary processes, and was probably inevitable.
Here's the case for decriminalizing prostitution in a nutshell (from Canada, but most of it also applies to the US).
The Bible could have been a lot cooler.
Bruce Gerencser looks at what's driving the Fifty Shades of Grey boycott (which appears to be flopping, unlike the movie).
Fundie rabble-rouser Franklin Graham condemns Obama's statement that Christianity has been used to justify war -- but he supported the Iraq invasion because he hoped it would be an opportunity to evangelize Iraqis.
An unspeakably hideous murder in Texas in 1916 exemplifies American terrorism. More here.
This doofus is apparently a Republican legislator in good standing. And I'm sure this guy is. Oh, hell, they're all basically nuts. Here's a choice collection of insanities.
Religions -- compare and learn.
A pastor with close ties to the RNC calls for an American theocracy (found via Republic of Gilead).
If you want to fight government waste, start with this.
Beware the scaremongers -- they could scare you to death (found via GoodShit).
Republicans fight to preserve anti-gay discrimination on state and federal levels.
Here are 23 ways feminism has made life better for men.
Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, who will replace John Kitzhaber as Governor, looks to be a more reliable voice for the left than he was. She will also be the first openly-bisexual Governor of a US state.
Sarah Moon recounts a visit to the Creation Museum (found via Republic of Gilead). Oh, and this dingbat exists. Republicans are actually getting worse (found via Progressive Eruptions).
Jeb Bush seems like a worthy successor to previous Bushes.
Guess which country.
The Wall Street Journal is already unimpressed with Republican dominance of Congress.
Should government pander to superstitious morons?
Abstinence-only "education" strikes again.
BuzzFeed traces the history of the internet's most-used anti-Semitic caricature (found via GoodShit).
Britain has the best place names (from NickM).
London Mayor Boris Johnson smacks down Jindal over the "no-go zone" nonsense.
Britain's Prime Minister hints at an early referendum on leaving the EU -- but judging by the comments, readers are unimpressed.
Radical-left anti-austerity parties are booming across southern Europe as Greek-style revolt spreads.
The Pope blathers incoherently about childless couples.
Those who exploit cheap labor should at least pay for the consequences.
A Saudi historian's efforts to justify the regime's ban on women drivers prove embarrassing.
I suspect these guys' problems with women go beyond "being found unattractive".
Ebola was quickly beaten here, but still rages on in west Africa.
Giant, intelligent African rats help clear minefields (found via TYWKIWDBI).
Seriously, this is a stupid idea (found via F3). Why take the risk when being wrong could mean the end of the world?
Doctors should be doing more to promote this miracle cure.
Even stone-age people had their kinky side.
More research confirms surprising intelligence in crows (found via GoodShit).
Check out the latest robot from Boston Dynamics.