Link round-up for 16 August 2015
Here are some travel posters for places we can't go yet (found via Mendip).
You can't tell me this author didn't know exactly what he was doing.
Here's what a Trump Presidency might look like.
How can we discover what God wills for our lives?
Here's how the Abrahamic religions differ (found via Squatlo Rant).
Pluto has flowing glaciers and a hazy sky.
Wise words from Jefferson should be heeded by those who want to run modern society according to the Bible.
Several Dutch cities are experimenting with basic income.
An animated map dramatizes the spread of religions -- it needs something to show the more recent rise of unbelief in all populations, though.
200 million internet users now have ad-blocking software, and believe me, it will increase.
Tattoos are not only repulsive, they're toxic.
Not everyone in Michigan was happy with Trump's visit. But there's a reason why his fans love what he says.
If you patronize Wal-Mart, you're complicit in horrific cruelty against intelligent, self-aware beings.
As the Christian Right declines in political power (found via Republic of Gilead), its rhetoric grows even more violent and threatening.
Enough with the Bernie-bashing.
Illegal migrants trying to reach Europe are being attacked by Lesbians.
Juan Cole has the real story of Iraq 2007-2011, including "the Surge" and how Nouri al-Maliki manipulated Bush and Petraeus (found via Green Eagle).
ISIS is still sadistically murdering gays, and has elevated the rape of non-Muslim women and girls into an act of piety.
Enough of this nonsense about the Clinton e-mails!
Are non-Trump Republicans any better? Rand Paul doesn't understand economics (warning: horrid proofreading). Ted Cruz is really more hateful and more dangerous than Trump. And Mike Huckabee is still Mike Huckabee. Here's some more desperate goofballery. At least it's entertaining (found via Squatlo Rant).
Despite Senate melodrama, House Democrats virtually guarantee a win for Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. The opposition ignores its very comprehensive safeguards. Most American Jews, and most Americans more broadly, support the deal (found via Politics Plus). Top nuclear weapons experts (found via Fair and Unbalanced) and retired military leaders speak out in favor (more here).
Disastrous floods in Texas are directly linked to global warming.
The Mexican government responds to Trump's "wall" blather.
Bernie has a brother in the UK who takes after him.
A Kansas county lives under a reign of terror, and there's a specific reason why it can't be stopped.
Fetal tissue research has helped almost everyone and saved millions of lives. Even Ben Carson defends it (found via Fair and Unbalanced).
A culture of coddling is infantilizing university life (found via GoodShit).
Here's how black Americans view the Presidential candidates.
Karl Marx was right.
Yes, the Civil War was about slavery, period (found via GoodShit).
Mormonism can't hide its goofy theology any more (found via Republic of Gilead).
Here's a look at chemical weapons from World War I (found via Mendip) -- some disturbing images.
Gosh, it's getting so hard to find teachers! This "Christian university" may soon have problems recruiting as well.
Family values? Not when they undermine the power of religion.
Intra-wingnut warfare: Trump supporters deluge Erick Erickson and Megyn Kelly with some truly shocking abuse. Pat Buchanan warns of a Republican conspiracy against Trump, but he won't go quietly and very likely won't go at all, and the enthusiasm he arouses can't be transferred to some ordinary candidate, especially the hopeless Jeb.
And with that, enough Trump stuff! I'm swearing off him for at least a week.