15 September 2013

Link round-up for 15 September 2013

It's time to hit Syria hard (found via Brains and Eggs).

Here's the Bible summarized in just a few words.

A map shows where in the US marijuana is easy to get.

Deity Shmeity has a tweet round-up.

This book actually exists.

Where there are suckers, there will be con artists to fleece them.

I won't be getting one of these truck decals.

World Net Daily offers intelligent analysis about Obama.

Brain damage can take different forms.

Meat-eaters read this: deregulation is about to make the hygienic standards of US meat even worse than they already are.

Krugman looks at the Republican expertise deficit.

The world must not tolerate rogue states that use chemical weapons.

Teabaggerdom's campaign to destroy viable Republican candidates rages on in West Virginia.

Generational change, properly understood, is reviving the real left -- and perhaps opening the door for a Warren Presidential run.

A new book purports to explain why xenophobia and sexual intolerance naturally go together to form the conservative mentality.

What would Reagan think?  The US right embraces Russian dictator and former KGB officer Vladimir Putin (found via Republic of Gilead).  Oh, and these people exist.

Here's a good examination of dishonest right-wing "news reporting" on global warming, specifically on Arctic ice.

Sorry guys, even Obama makes mistakes sometimes.

Compare a conspiracy theory with reality (found via Squatlo Rant).

Three American teenage girls set out for Britain on a mission to make idiots of themselves (found via Lady Atheist).

Cornwall's humble Cornish pasty scores a surprise win across the Channel (found via Mendip).

British unemployment is so bad, even wasps are getting laid off.

Holy water in Europe is full of crud (found via Lady Atheist).

A global education group ranks the world's top 20 universities.  11 are in the US, 6 in just one other country.

There's a difference between socialism in the US and in Europe.

A German report indicates Asad didn't order that chemical-weapons attack.

Here's a look at the Syrian rebels.

Not all Iranians are happy with their government's embrace of Asad.

India doesn't quite get secularism.

Bangladesh confronts scary criminals.

Muslim Mauritania practices de facto slavery.

Pat Robertson raised money to help Rwandan refugees, then diverted it to invest in diamond mining.

New excavations provide new insights into Stonehenge.

Evolution invented mechanical gears before human engineers did.

Jellyfish are taking over the world, apparently (seriously, read this -- it's scary).


Blogger Ahab said...

Regarding the Guardian article on the Asad regime, I think it's plausible that rogue leaders under Asad (rather than Asad himself) used chemical weapons. It's a chilling thought -- not only is Asad monstrous, but he isn't fully in control of his own government.

Wasps are terrifying in and of themselves, but DRUNK wasps? :: hides under bed in fetal position, sobbing ::

15 September, 2013 10:15  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Good Afternoon Infidel ... Thank You for the link round up read

16 September, 2013 12:56  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: Many Third World dictators aren't in full control of their own repressive machinery. It wouldn't even surprise me much to see a military coup against Asad if he shows signs of making concessions to the rebels.

Ranch: The world being what it is, I never run out of material for these.

18 September, 2013 02:23  

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