Link round-up for 19 June 2016
Explore the amusingly blasphemous world of Biblical misprints (found via Mendip).
Canada commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek.
"I told you this intersection was dangerous."
Here's a duet your cat may appreciate.
This exercise system is French -- very French (found via Mendip).
Here's how foreigners can identify Americans.
Two thumbs up!
Obama sends a thank-you note.
Does this look submissive to you?
You Might Notice a Trend has bumper stickers for the Presidential campaign.
It's an abomination -- the Bible says so!
See more of the world's most beautiful libraries.
Beware of scammers trying to exploit Orlando (found via Zandar).
Wow, a bookstore owner who can't read.
Here's a historical object you can see only in this one photo (found via Lady, That's My Skull).
A religious-nutball news site freaks out over a "Satanic" opening ceremony for a new tunnel in Europe (the video looks pretty cool). Don't miss the goofy pearl-clutching comments!
Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric is counterproductive, but it's not quite unique.
Political vultures of all stripes are circling Orlando.
History would have been different if Gore had won in 2000.
You weren't the gunman, but.....
Evangelicals need to face up to how their rhetoric encourages killings of gays (found via Republic of Gilead). Progressive Eruptions has a round-up of extremist Christian pronouncements on the subject. Ranch Chimp has some Christian and Muslim views. Finally, enough is enough.
If you think the NRA is "terrorist", consider this point.
Look at all the Christian love.
Green Eagle has a report from the wingnut fantasy world, with a startling D-Day graphic.
Yes, there are out gay Muslims (but what a difficult life that must be).
Prayer does serve a purpose.
Who hates? All these.
Here's a thoughtful assessment of Omar Mateen by an atheist who knows Islam well.
Wingnuts use Orlando to whip up anti-immigrant feeling, but Trump's efforts fall flat even with other Republicans. Gays are refusing to be intimidated, with defiant actions such as the Keep Kissing Project, while some call for the community to arm itself.
Matt Damon talks back about teachers.
No one should be able to kill 50 people at once -- it's time to crack down.
Faye Kane has an interesting post about failure, using the Titanic as an example.
Here are some observations from the LA pride parade.
The British referendum on the European Union turns wacky with a naval clash on the Thames. One driving force on the Leave side is working-class anger and frustration. The claim that Leave would drive down housing prices is a point in its favor. The decision will be serious but not difficult.
Ancient stone structures on the small island of Menorca drive home an important point about religion.
What does "white" really mean?
Religion strikes again, in a French town.
Read why Médicins Sans Frontières is rejecting funding from the European Union.
Anonymous has been having some fun with Dâ'ish (ISIL) on Twitter (found via Mendip).
Cities around the world commemorate Orlando.
Iraqi forces have liberated Fallujah. On to Mosul.
Check out this treehouse town in Costa Rica.
These doctors don't deserve the name.
The loan business in China is.....different.
Even some evangelicals are coming to accept evolution (found via Republic of Gilead).
Why did the neanderthals lose out to our ancestors? Inbreeding may have played a role.
Nicotinamide riboside shows promise for revitalizing the elderly, but we need more data.
Dinosaurs may be back in five to ten years (found via Mendip).
Don't let history repeat itself.
Some conservatives understand the Trump disaster, but others refuse to take responsibility. His stain on history will last long.
Even Ramesh Ponnuru thinks Democrats have a chance at winning the House.
Trump's comments on 9/11 over the years reveal a lot about him.
Yes, people are excited about Hillary.
Here's a Twitter report on a Trump rally which will scare the hell out of you (found via Green Eagle, who has some observations).
There's more at stake than just the Presidency.
Some corporate sponsors are pulling out of the Republican convention, but not all of them.
Trump has a problem in the inland west -- Mormons.
The enthusiasm gap now favors Hillary.
Alicia Machado's personal experiences with Trump have motivated her to get politically involved.