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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 27 2012

Christians Hate Ninja Turtles

Proving once again that Christian evangelists with a camera have, historically, thought of nothing better to do with their faith and technology-on-hand than recording and selling a pop culture Five Minutes Hate, here’s some Canadian Christians slagging off Ninja Turtles for being “Hinduist humanist occult” something something. Also, Michael Jackson chocolate bars, and Weylon Smithers …

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Jan 26 2012

Hate speech, or free speech?

Theists have really gone overboard this time in labelling anyone who disagrees with them as being engaged in hate speech against them. With more specificity, the Delhi High Court has demanded that Facebook — the international social media site — remove all images the judge has deemed “hateful”: to wit, images of Hindu deities, Jesus …

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Jan 26 2012

Bribery by MPAA in the lobbying for SOPA / PIPA?

Via reader AliasAlpha, evidently Chris Dodd might be attracting a certain sort of unwelcome attention from the White House if this petition catches their ear: Closing a tumultuous week of wide protest against PIPA and SOPA – two MPAA backed anti-piracy bills – Dodd threatened to stop the cash-flow to politicians who dare to take …

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Jan 25 2012

Advice to 15% of Catholics: So just f’n quit already!

Chart: "Which comes closest to your view?"

According to a Vanity Fair – slash – 60 Minutes poll, 15% of Catholics believe the world would be a better place without religion. 1% of Evangelicals and 5% of Protestants, too.

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Jan 25 2012

Print media warning label stickers

Sticker on newspaper article reads Warning: Journalist does not understand the subject they are writing about

Via someone on Twitter sometime this past weekend (I swear, I noted it somewhere, but I can’t find the note now), this awesome resource would come in exceptionally handy the next time you’re perusing a science magazine at a doctor’s waiting room, or your work’s lunch room newspaper. Okay. New plan for world domination. I’m …

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Jan 24 2012

Rick Santorum is monstrous: “make the best” of a rape pregnancy

On Piers Morgan, Rick Santorum admitted that he would counsel his own daughter to bear her rapist’s child.

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Jan 24 2012

Is feminism skeptical? (or: are ninjas awesome?)

Meme: "We should be more skeptical of feminism. Who knows, maybe women aren't people after all"

Asking “is feminism skeptical” is identical to “are ninjas awesome”.

Bear with me. I have a point.

Jan 23 2012

Humans are by far the leading cause of global warming

HvA50

Skeptical Science has posted a thorough and comprehensive review of all the scientific literature, weighing all the various contributing variables leading to the present warming trend. We humans and our activities are, far and away, the number one contributing factor.

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Jan 23 2012

Scicurious and Kate Clancy destroy the “deep-thinking hebephile”

Well, what was left of him after Stephanie provided the science that shows that practicing hebephiles actually do, demonstrably, harm the children they victimize, anyway. (Yes, I’m late to this game too. The blogosphere is a busy place and, like I said recently, I’m playing catch-up right now.) Jesse Bering of Bering In Mind made …

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Jan 22 2012

Do extreme weather events make you more liberal?

I will happily admit, the next several posts over the next several days constitute me trying to play some amount of catch-up with my ever-burgeoning Firefox tabs and RSS feeds. I’m trying to post a bunch of days ahead of time, too, so I might be reporting on some older stuff. But I’ll try to …

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