24 March 2024

Link round-up for 24 March 2024

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

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You're doing that wrong.

Catch up with stone-age technology.

They accepted an immigrant of different background.

Sometimes, "taking the first step" is a pain in the ass.

Cats have their own view of things.

He put "bottomless popcorn" to the test.

Seize upon whatever freedom you can (yes, I know an orangutan is an ape not a monkey).

What's this, a submarine in reverse?

This abomination must be really hungry.

Skateboarding on a busy street is basically volunteering for natural selection.

Remember Trump vs Uncle Sam.

Meet Britain's pioneers of fantasy.

A Star-Wars-style hovering car is a surprisingly easy effect to make.

Tips here on spotting "AI"-generated images.

Watch the avalanche from a safe distance.

The Dune sandworm designs pale beside real nematodes.

Tigers are green, in the only sense that matters.

Our anti-covid precautions seem to have completely exterminated one lineage of flu viruses.

The Getty Museum has just made 88,000 images freely available for all uses.

To identify stupidity, look for cruelty.

Use your library.

An Algerian novelist used the theme of terrorism to explore human good, evil, and self-deception.

What do the actual data say about the predictive value of polls this far before an election?

"Postmodernism" seeks to replace objective reality and individualism with ideology and gobblegygook.

For sale:  one ex-president, slightly used.

"But what would be the merit of my victory?"

There seems to be no limit to how weird religious beliefs can get.

Enhanced police presence and cooperation are proving effective against crime in Oakland CA.

Reminder:  the Bible is disgusting.

This person is not a "hostage".

Republican forced-birth laws are a primordial horror and an outrage against personal freedom, and will likely prove the decisive factor in this year's election.

Rates of attempted suicide double after "vaginoplasty" surgery.

Singer Olivia Rodrigo handed out free morning-after pills to attendees at her concert in Missouri, which has forced-birth laws.

Biden is piling up union endorsements.

Attitudes about rape are changing substantially among younger people.

"Life begins at conception" is a very recent idea, even in Christianity.

Must-read for politics junkies:  this far before the election, most people are quite reasonably not paying attention to politics.  No, they really aren't.  Half of the public actually does not know about Trump's legal problems, for example.  They have more important things to be dealing with.  They'll start paying attention when the election gets close and it actually matters.

Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander.

House Republicans want to cut Social Security benefits by raising the retirement age.  These people's solution to everything involves taking something away from ordinary peopleNever will they consider taking back some of those tax cuts for the wealthy.

The "progressive" anti-Israel campaign continues to reveal its explicitly Nazi character.

A judge has ordered the FBI to hand over the Nashville school shooter's manifesto, which the authorities have kept hidden from the public for a year now

Abortifacients have been known and used for thousands of years, and were widely accepted among the Romans.  Much knowledge of them was suppressed and lost during the Christian Dark Ages.

Global warming keeps getting worse, which is no excuse for being an idiot.

Nobody wants to run for president for the No Labels scam.

This is the reality of "gender-affirming care".

Conservative blogger Darrell Michaels sets forth the right-wing case against Biden, leading to a debate in the comments.  See what you think.

It's not only Marjoreene who wants to cut off the House Republicans' Johnson.  Democrats should save him -- if he's willing to make a deal on Ukraine.

Planet Fitness will allow men to use women's locker rooms, and tells women who are uncomfortable with this that it doesn't care.  It looks like they're already paying the price.

The Biden impeachment inquiry is dead since the Republicans, after months of trying, can't find or contrive anything to impeach him for.

Trump still wants to destroy Obamacare, which is the only way I and millions of other people are able to have health insurance.  And no, of course he doesn't have anything to replace it with.

A new book looks at those who leave the "white evangelical" subculture, which is now 14% of the US population, down from almost 25% thirty years ago.

The Biden administration has done a lot of things that aren't headline-grabbers but seriously improve people's lives.  Here are thirty actions you may not have heard about.

These Republicans couldn't even bring themselves to condemn mass child abduction.

Against truth, their only weapon is violence.

Scotland's new thoughtcrime law threatens comedians.  One of the UK's most prominent citizens vows to stand up for free speech.

It's not a parody, it's an incitement.

For weeks the US has been arrogantly trying to micromanage how Israel defends itself against those who would destroy it -- now it's starting to do the same to Ukraine.

The Russian navy accidentally sank a Russian fishing trawler in the Baltic Sea.

Armenia turns against Russia, cooperating with sanctions and seeking closer ties with the West.

There are no words for the aftermath of October 7.  All the old blather about two-state solutions and suchlike is now dead and gone, never to return.

Most Israelis support Netanyahu's conduct of the war in the Gaza Strip, even if not Netanyahu himself.

Here's the reality behind those fake "casualty" numbers you've been hearing about from Gaza.

India is playing a major role in fighting the piracy crisis in the Red Sea area.

Economics will help turn India away from the gangster states and toward its fellow democracies.

Gambia's legislature is considering a repeal of its 2015 ban on female genital mutilation.  The repeal is supported by hard-line Islamists; Gambia is mostly Muslim.

More links at WAHF and Fair and Unbalanced.

My own posts this week:  an image round-up, and the sovereign citizen movement.

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The old-style racists and the "progressive" identity-politics dullards are both operating from the same outdated form of category-think.


Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

It's not right that they keep wanting to take away Social Security or make it tougher on ordinary people. Social Security and SSI are already so low that people getting it have a hard time making ends meet as it is.

The more weird creatures I see in the ocean, the gladder I am that I don't go in it.

24 March, 2024 12:39  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mary K: That's certainly true. Even after 35 years of working, my Social Security isn't enough to get by on, so that I've had to come out of retirement and look for temp jobs.

I certainly wouldn't go in the ocean. Aside from the various alien monstrosities (many of which sting), all the whales poo in it.

25 March, 2024 06:15  

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