03 October 2021

Link round-up for 3 October 2021

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

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Look, some doggies!

Earth is a.....

Grandma was cooler than you.

A few useful measurement conversions here.

Learn the methods of a successful cryptocurrency trader.

It the wija i real game?

ZOMG, time to take out the trash in Florida.

A skilled escape artist makes his move.

Time to run for re-election.

If you keep quail, you may see apparitions.

Other options exist besides "kill Hitler as a baby".

Naturally, $69.00.

Drill, baby, drill!

Being strong doesn't mean you need to be stupid.


"Your creation is malfunctioning again."

An apple a day.....

Cursed books for Halloween here.  It's less than a month away, so get in the mood -- in fact, at Scary Mary's place it's already here.  Lady M is getting her antique decorations ready, and starting the countdown.  Here's how to wish deaf people happy Halloween.

Nice snow sculpture (NSFW, found via Big Whack Attack, also NSFW).

Sixteen million dick pics?  Something suspicious here.

Rod Serling understood what distinguishes a good twist ending from a bad one.

It's a supervillain's lair (and looks grotesquely out of place there).

He wrote a complaint letter to the water department.

It's what Jesus would have done.

She's using concealed carry.

Your body is not a temple.

This is an ideal home.

Nice library (if you didn't know, Cardiff is in Wales).

Voenix Rising finds nightmare fuel from the past.

Bird's-eye view of things here.

Threats of Hell have their uses.

Halloween is an inversion festival like the Roman Saturnalia -- that's probably why it's becoming the most important American holiday.

This cashier proved difficult to intimidate.

Beware of fake etymologies.

These Facebook posts are a scam and their customer service stinks.

Allegations have surfaced of a toxic work culture at Blue Origin, home of the Jeff Bezos dong rocket.

"Our religion is based on love, not fear."

We've reached the point where this sign is necessary.

In 1650 BCE a Middle Eastern city was destroyed by a fifteen-megaton explosion.

The ancient world had contraception, even if not as reliable as what we have now.

Civil Commotion observes Blasphemy Day, comprehensively.

Anti-vaxer pwnage here.  Or, just get them a subscription.

AutisticAF blog explores the phenomenon of autistic shutdown.

They found a good parking space.  There probably isn't even a meter.

You can't march onto a guy's own blog, spit in his face, and expect to be treated nicely.

Children of rich parents are not necessarily rich.

Why do people do these disgusting things to themselves? (repulsive image)

If the wingnuts are tired of being called bigots.....

We're seeing headlines about large numbers of workers being fired for defying covid-19 vaccine mandates, but in most cases these represent a tiny fraction of the company's total workforce -- see for example United Airlines and Novant Health.  These mandates are getting the job done, even in the military, and will improve work environments.  Leonard Pitts Jr expresses what most of us feel about the vaccine resisters.

This asshole worked for FedEx until recently.  It's not clear yet whether or not they fired him.

Massachusetts just drove away 750 well-paying jobs.

What if Trump had been gay?

Persecution!  Kent Hovind is being punished for behaving as the Bible prescribes.

POTS exists.  So do denialist assholes.

Bitcoin is becoming the currency of choice for the alt-right.

The Alabama coal strike is now six months old, as Warrior Met Coal remains intransigent.

Green Eagle looks at Gateway Pundit's lunatic coverage of the Arizona election "audit", and the broader insanity across the wingnutosphere.

Oral antivirals could be the next big weapon against covid-19.

The Christian forgiveness fetish is all about helping abusers and criminals escape accountability.

Disturbing allegations here of corruption in South Dakota.

If you're non-rich, the system is rigged against you.

"People who are actually oppressed, and know it, don't want to be oppressed; it's part of their circumstances, not part of their personal identity."

Amazon's AI cameras punish drivers for mistakes they didn't make.

An Idaho town hosts a disturbing fundie cult.

Illegal immigration is out of control and risks bringing back Trump or someone worse.  If the left keeps sticking its fingers in its ears and chanting "racist!" at anybody who complains, voters will just put the Republicans back in power.

Unjust laws should not be mindlessly obeyed.

Moline Skeptics looks at the covid-19 denialists.

Some revealing quotes from Hitler here.

Covid-19 is now becoming a pandemic of red, rural America (found via Hackwhackers).  Faster, please.  The denialists are resorting to violence against doctors' offices now.

The FBI has foiled a terrorist plot against a Missouri hospital.

Audit-addled Arizona wingnuts are now threatening officials for not taking action against the imaginary election steal (found via BBBB).  I've seen similar threats and calls for executions, etc in comment threads on Gateway Pundit.  Claims of election fraud are incoherent.

Response here to the "cancel culture doesn't exist" delusionals.

With healthcare, prioritize the deserving.

Pastor Greg Locke is on the warpath against "Satanic" liberals.

Congress needs to focus on saving democracy.

Some covid-19 myths debunked here.

Societies that treat women badly are poorer and less stable.

Covidiots in Alberta plumb depths of dumbth normally associated with US Republicans.

Women today are "in a bigger fight than the suffragettes".

Worker shortages are a good thing, not a bad thing.

Britain's Labour party (the main left party) is losing women voters, a serious problem.  If a party won't listen to its voters' concerns, they won't shut up -- they'll turn to whoever will listen.

Covid-19 is devastating this Australian Aborigine town.

France is facing an election, a questionable art installation, and too many sneakers.

This deserved a lot more than a mere suspended sentence.

Europe sweeps sex crimes under the rug.

Switzerland has overwhelmingly approved same-sex marriage in a referendum.

Every little step toward peace is worthwhile.  Of course some people won't be happy.

The Israelis are really bad at some things.  Arguably there's one lesson of the Holocaust they failed to learn.

Yesterday marked one year since the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Afghanistan's only all-women radio and TV company has been shut down by the Taliban.

The Chinese regime throws the usual tantrum about a British warship sailing through international waters in the Taiwan strait.

China's real-estate colossus Evergrande is shutting down operations, and the regime is banning online discussion of the crisis.  The country's energy shortage is also coming to a head, though I'm skeptical about how bad it will get -- if the key problem is the regime's decision to stop importing coal from Australia, they could reverse that decision easily enough, at the cost of some humiliation.  I don't believe there will be a major rebellion.  The regime's iron grip on communications makes the necessary large-scale organizing impossible.

More links at Miss Cellania and Fair and Unbalanced.

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Blogger Mike said...

That is one smart turtle.

03 October, 2021 01:27  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I love animals, my brother used to have a turtle that he rescued when it got hurt and took him to the vet. The turtle wouldn't leave his yard after that.

Thanks for adding my post to the mix. Halloween is probably my favorite time of year. I just wish it would cool down more already. I am ready for some cooler temps.

03 October, 2021 17:07  
Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

Excellent selection once again!

04 October, 2021 10:57  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mike: He sure is. He seemed to know what he was doing, opening the gate.

Mary K: I'm always up for a good Halloween post. It's cooled down here in Oregon -- hopefully it soon will for you as well.

Hackwhacker: Thanks!

05 October, 2021 00:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What repulsive image was at the place you linked to?

07 October, 2021 21:10  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's a photo of a person almost completely covered with tattoos.

08 October, 2021 00:51  

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