27 May 2018

Link round-up for 27 May 2018

Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week.

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Save this bewitched dog.

%^*$#@!% illiterate morons.

This doesn't add up.

You will believe a man can fly.

A cat explains dogs.

Explore 700 years of schlong slang.

This packaging does not really make me think of high intelligence.

Evil weapon is evil.

See a history of internet cats.

"This is exactly how physics does not work."

This kids' movie is unsuitable for kids.  OK, they fixed it.

If you want leather shoes, there's now a humane option.

The Lord of the Rings films take you back in time.

Check out the anamorphic art of István Orosz.

People used to give children amazingly absurd names.

Give the ladies their pockets back.

This is how troll commenters work.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a cult, not a solution.

A "personal relationship with God" isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Bitcoin is a gargantuan waste of energy.

We're not "just as bad".

It's both.

Popular Science has some tips on teh shrooms (found via Tell Me a Story).

If you use Tumblr, here's how to deal with the new terms of service.

A rural Oregon school district practiced Bible bullying (found via Hackwhackers) -- but the good guys won in the end.

This is what Trumpanzees are really like.

Confide in your pastor?  Not a good idea.

Here are some great Sam Harris quotes.

This person needs to get a clue.

Dave Daubenmire has some issues about race.

Breaking free from religion is difficult, but rewarding.

US Muslims are abandoning religion at an even greater rate than Christians are.

Arizona makes a lunge back into the Dark Ages.

Republican tax "reform" works its magic in Kansas City.

The Gospels are a muddle of irresolvable contradictions.

The NFL's new effort to suppress peaceful protest smacks of hypocrisy.

To learn the truth, read the Bible.

"Fat acceptance" does real harm.

A father explains his regrets about Christian home-schooling.

These people exist.

A grieving mother gets a taste of God's love.

Wingnuts create fake Facebook pages to depict the Texas school shooter as a liberal.

He raped a 13-year-old?  No biggie, some people steal candy.

A Catholic cardinal says it plainly:  freedom of religion doesn't apply to any religion different from his.

Identity-politics nuts freak out at being called out.

To see the future Evangelicalism wants, study its past and present.

Commenters pwn a Randroid rant about socialism.

It's not easy being a Mediterranean sea turtle.

Some tarantulas keep pet frogs.

As technology advances, the view becomes clearer.

The Alt-Right is a tad disconcerted over the royal wedding.

The enemy is massively freaking out about the Irish abortion referendumJerry Coyne and Rosa Rubicondior assess the mass rejection of Church domination.  One priest delivered an anti-abortion rant in church -- and his congregation walked out.  Here's how the battle was won and lost.  It's heartening to see what factor most influenced voters.

The Irish vote raises the issue of restrictive laws in Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK.

Five major nations meet in Vienna to discuss how to save the Iran nuclear deal.  The EU will activate a law banning European companies from complying with US sanctions (this would give them cover to continue trading with Iran).  Europeans worry that the US may permanently cease to be a viable partner in global affairs.

Polish villages get the Good News from Jesus.

Though Tunisia is a democracy, its modernization still needs some work.

The violence in Burma isn't entirely one-sided.

Trump just can't imagine who the FBI informant in his campaign might be (found via Fair and Unbalanced).  And this looks pretty accurate.

The enemy knows what's at stake.  Do you?

The White House sinkhole prompts speculation.

As soon as he took office, Trump implemented the "global gag rule" on abortion (an example of what I meant here by "tries to enforce its religious taboos abroad"), and now wants to impose the same disastrous policy at home.

Most political "independents" shouldn't be taken seriously.

Having Trump on your resume isn't a selling point.

Mueller may have a Samson-in-the-temple plan in case he gets fired.

Republicans will have trouble appealing to younger voters.  In Illinois they've just nominated another godawful candidate.

Trump's negotiating skills stink.  And Pence is a bit reality-challenged.

The 2018 elections may depend on which foreign country has the best hackers.

Shower Cap reviews the week's madness.

For more link round-ups, see Miss Cellania, Fair and Unbalanced, and Perfect Number.


Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I appreciate you adding a link to my blog post. I'm slowly making my way through all the other links. I'm finding some things that I'm bookmarking to check out later too.

27 May, 2018 13:20  
Anonymous Marc McKenzie said...

Thanks again for another full course of links.

--Maybe it's just me, but I was blown away by what I saw of the Royal Wedding. Forget all the
yelling about "screw the monarchy"--how about looking at it as two people from very different backgrounds getting married because they genuinely love each other? And the fact that the bride is a biracial American--at a time when America has a political party and President who are, well, full-blown racists should be significant.

--Bitcoin is further proof that what Barnum said about suckers is absolutely true.

One more thing--you might find this website to be quite interesting. As a fan of SF, I stumbled onto it some years ago, and I check back on it from time to time: https://www.scifiairshow.com/

28 May, 2018 10:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being recommended by Mock, Paper, Scissors.

I like going through your usual set of links. My only complaint is that I really didn't have anything to complain about this week.

You might like this list of 24 Yiddish Curses for Jared Kushner from the Forward. I was laughing the whole time.

-Sam 240

28 May, 2018 14:05  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mary: Thanks for posting that video.

Marc: I didn't watch the royal wedding, but I know the Brits do that sort of thing well. I suspect there will be more non-traditional royal marriages as it becomes more accepted that they will just marry the person of their choice -- probably be a while before the first royal gay marriage, though.

Bitcoin is a joke. But I had no idea it was wasting that much power.

Thanks for the airshow link. They had me going there for a while -- "WTF, the Spindrift actually flew?"

Sam: Thanks for the curses -- those are funny.

29 May, 2018 11:37  

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