18 July 2021

Link round-up for 18 July 2021

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

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First up, Happiness between Tails blog has another guest post by me, this one about my time as an abortion-clinic escort.

Regret will follow if you shove yeast up your ass.

Evidently they made them come back to the office.

Entertaining animal pics here.

Disco inferno, a noble sentiment.

Observe how Hungarians repair a clock (scroll down a bit).

Make a face.

Teenager pwns bully, threefold.

When writing a fantasy story, what do you call money?

This person exists.

Here's what ten thousand ducks at work looks like.

Achoo!  Achoo!

To succeed in the world of work, start preparing early.

Friendship can transcend the species barrier.

Nice hats.

Whales are big.

Finally a CEO contributes some value (John Brosio's art in general is worth checking out).

This is Crater Lake in southern Oregon.

Why aren't they lining up for him?

The newest cryptocurrency is/was at least honest enough to name itself after a con man.  Cryptocurrencies in general are a scam, says the guy who invented one of them.

You aren't crazy, this is crazy.

"Negative energy", my ass.

Capitalism can be hilarious.

Don't mess with people's food.

The "freedom phone" is the latest scam to rip off dumb Trumpanzees.  More mockery here.

Learn to not care if people don't like you.

Somebody does "like" you.

Many Romans escaped the destruction of Pompeii and were resettled elsewhere in the Empire.

Some interesting stuff here about ancient Egyptian medicine (the last part is the best).

Censorship is always about controlling people.

High-heeled shoes are terrible.  Nobody should suffer this.

There's some evidence that Polynesians discovered Antarctica 1,400 years ago.

Here's why billionaires can't escape Earth's problems by going into space.  Oh, and Branson didn't even really reach space -- Alan Shepard in 1961 flew more than twice as high.  Sign up for the Bezos welcoming committee.

Is this the future of gender?  Well, the past couldn't have anticipated the present.

Borat pwns Roy Mo[lest]ore.

Here's a tip on asking autistic people to do things.

We've seen a better world.  We can still fight for it.

This gibbering idiot wants to be a senator.

Lessons have been learned from the reaction to JK Rowling.  More responses here.

Read what you like, ignore what you don't.  The alternative is endless conflict.

Blogger Bilbo bestows an Ass Clown Special Award (link from Mike).

Nice set of positive headlines here (I haven't independently checked the stories).

Learn of the plight of the lesbian transwidow.

Most tasteless wedding ever.  Seriously, it's gross.

Compare two daughters.

White guy tries to explain black people's lives to black person.

There are two kinds of Republicans (found via SickoRicko).

Beware of media spin about vaccines.

We accept science, they don't (found via Hackwhackers).

Spread the truth about the trans nonsense via personal networks, like ripples in a pond.

The five-day workweek has been the standard for too long -- time to move forward.

Yes, keep digging up the past of the Catholic Church.

The honor system won't work for vaccinations because anti-vaxers are liars.

Frito-Lay workers are on strike for better working conditions -- the post lists which products to avoid buying.

This woman is a dangerous criminal.

As politicians push schools to re-open in person, parents seek out online options.

Reality-denial has consequences.

Here's a sensible approach to being a landlord.

The campaign against Abigail Shrier's book Irreversible Damage is backfiring spectacularly.

If you are more than ten years old, you probably have heart disease already -- but you can reverse it instead of just treating the symptoms.

The delta variant is fueling a new covid-19 explosion in the US.  Very soon there will be just two kinds of Americans, the vaccinated and the infected.  The latter have only themselves to blame.

Racism exists.

McDonald's workers strike this Tuesday for decent pay.

Conditions have changed at the US-Mexico border (with before-and-after pics)

Old lives matter.

Good discussions here on freedom and critical race theory.

Ownership is security -- don't fall for a subscription-based model.

Most people who prattle about violent revolution have no idea what it's really like.

Don't waste your time with Christianity and suchlike nonsense.

California women's prisons are preparing for an expected wave of rapes and pregnancies as hundreds of male prisoners are transferred in.

This job ad is an insult.

No, fish is not a health food.  Anything but.

People like this and this are perfectly normal and should be allowed into women's spaces everywhere.

Here is some background of that wingnut "7-point plan" to reinstate Trump as president (found via Voenix Rising) -- it's way wackier than you think.

Prison labor is neo-slavery and drives down free workers' wages.  Working conditions are often lethally dangerous.

The spirit of Fred Phelps lives on in the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist movement (via a comment by reader JHolm), even here in the Pacific Northwest.  Skip to about 13:00.  It gets worse from there.

It is legal in the US to use electroshock as a punishment for disabled children.  More here.

"Woke" ideological purism is the biggest threat to Democrats' success in 2022 (not just opinion, lots of supporting data).

Millions of people is a lot.

Some slaves fought back.

This is how things work in a civilized country.

WalMart failed hilariously in Germany by refusing to learn the local culture and laws.

France's struggle against covid-19 is beset by anti-vaccine propaganda, much of it originating from Russia and China.

Venice has built a defense against its seasonal floods, now all the more important as global warming raises sea levels.

Israel has reformed its surrogacy law to include gays.

Here's a report from Cuba earlier this week.  The regime is trying to limit internet access and has arrested over 100 people, but has also offered concessions.  Don't hijack the story to score points on domestic US politics.

The hijab is oppressive and Islam is disgusting, and Westerners who defend those things are idiots or worse.

Japan now assesses the Chinese threat to Taiwan as a danger to its own national security.

North Korea is facing famine again, and the regime is telling its people they're on their own (this is not socialism).

Blogger Ark in South Africa posts pics from the riots in that country; comments are also worth reading.  Background info here.  At last count 117 people have been killed.

T-rex probably wasn't as fierce as you think.

Not all protein is alike -- almost all animal-based sources are associated with higher mortality.

Global warming is a fixable problem and we are fixing it.  I get so tired of ignorant people moaning that "nothing is being done".

More links at Fair and Unbalanced.

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In case you missed it -- this week I posted on autism and the authentic self and the changing pandemic.


Blogger RO said...

Wow! I know it happened in 2019, but I just don't know what to say about that wedding invite on the dress code and subsequent polygraph fees. I don't know Infidel, but I feel like I really want to meet this lady and hang out.(lol) Hugs and Happy Sunday! RO

18 July, 2021 05:05  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

I am simply blown away with everything you put into this post! Of all the things, the one I had to wonder about the most: What keeps all those ducks from just flying away? (And, thanks for tapping my new blog.)

18 July, 2021 12:05  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

What's the point of spending that kind of money to go to "Space" and not actually going to space? I don't get what all the hubbub was about.

The guy who shoved yeast where it never should have gone is just...I have no words.

Having had hamsters, it does not surprise me that they found their lost hamster in the popcorn bowl. lol

I'm sure that the women you helped to escort and help keep safe were very appreciative of what you did.

18 July, 2021 13:54  
Blogger Martha said...

Great round-up! Always fun going through these links. Yes, there will be people lying about getting vaccinated. I personally know one such person!

18 July, 2021 17:01  
Blogger Mike said...

It was just a matter of time before the Ruby Eby's of the world started showing up. The trans movement just took a giant step back. It will take a while to recover from this.

18 July, 2021 17:22  
Blogger Tommykey said...

I visited Crater Lake a couple of years ago on a family vacation driving up from Sacramento to Seattle. Beautiful place.

18 July, 2021 18:22  
Blogger Daal said...

another great list of links -- especially to your post :) many tx for guesting

18 July, 2021 20:56  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

RO: If you ever do meet her, make sure your clothes cost at least $1,000. What a nutjob! Incredible that she didn't have a clue how weird her demands were.

Ricko: I guess I spent a lot of time on the net this week. Good point about the ducks. Maybe they just know there's plenty of food in those fields and no need to look for it elsewhere? Thanks for all the work you put into the blogs.

Mary K: I doubt most of these guys have any clue what is or isn't "space" in a scientific sense. It's all about showing off their expensive toys.

I've heard of people shoving some pretty weird things up their asses, but this may be the worst one.

The clinic escort time is always something I've been proud of. It was an opportunity to do some good.

Martha: If they don't care about protecting themselves or other people, I'd hardly expect them to care about telling the truth either.

Mike: It's becoming a real problem. At least in the UK, this kind of thing is actually distorting the crime stats because a lot of the "women" arrested for crimes (especially sex crimes) aren't actually women, but get recorded that way.

Tommykey: It looks like a really nice area.

Daal: Thanks!

19 July, 2021 01:35  
Blogger Comrade Misfit said...

Thanks for the links!

19 July, 2021 13:14  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks for the posts!

20 July, 2021 00:09  

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