Link round-up for 1 November 2015
Cake or death!
Could anything slow Trump down?
Wingnut attacks on Planned Parenthood are wingnutty.
There's such a thing as messing with the wrong turtle.
What if World War I had been a bar fight?
Check out these entries in the first bacterial art competition (found via Mendip).
39% of people in England accept that Jesus didn't really exist.
Earth-Bound Misfit remembers Agincourt, with a little help from Shakespeare.
Next time you see a scary report about Muslim behavior in a Western country, remember this.
Oddly enough, Irish parents don't trust priests around their children (found via Republic of Gilead).
In an astounding violation of democracy, Portugal's anti-EU party is being barred from assuming power even though it won the election.
Basic income can restore America's greatness.
Can teabaggers face reality?
Sometimes an ad actually does good.
Conservatives react to a Muslim dating website.
Here's the woman who drives the wingnuts utterly bonkers.
Before 1883, time itself was chaotic in the US.
Here's a collection of fun facts about Donald Trump.
A Christian home-schooling organization with ties to the Duggars is apparently a hotbed of sexual harassment.
Blogger Ramona describes how the Benghazi witch-hunt led her to support Hillary. That fiasco may have handed her the White House.
Can't think of a good password? Mira Modi can help.
Look at the long-term record on US embassy attacks and investigations.
Remember that company that set every employee's pay at $70,000 a year? It's working out well.
Unlike many states, Minnesota implemented Obamacare in full and now reaps the benefits.
Turns out eating parts of corpses isn't good for you.
Down but not out, Jeb! plots all-out war against Rubio.
How to arrest a person? Depends who it is.
Racial issues are mitigating the savagery of the War on Drugs.
Mainstream Republicans flock to a conference hosted by a psychotic theocrat.
The Mosuo people of central Asia show that different models of family structure are possible.
The Chinese regime has finally ended its cruel and totalitarian one-child policy -- but the cultural and psychological damage is done.
ISIS combines murder and cultural vandalism.
A daring joint US-Kurdish raid rescued 70 hostages from ISIS -- at the cost of one precious life (found via Politics Plus).
Space junk is coming our way.
Here's a level-headed assessment of the strange phenomena associated with the star KIC 8462852.
If you have ever been to Greece, Italy, or Iran, but have not yet responded to my travel questions, please click here.
[Image at top: ISIS has used the Palmyra ruins as an execution site several times]