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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 22 2012

A judge in Atlanta is suffering from an Obama delusion

I just thought that I should point out that, now, almost four years after the first claims were spread suggesting that Obama is a secret Kenyan and non-citizen, and after birth certificates have been shown, and Orly Taitz exposed as a mad woman, and political brainwashing has been excoriated at every level, there are still …

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Jan 21 2012

“In their tongue they call him… Equiskiin, Pony-born.”

As epic as Skyrim is, it turns out there’s a way to make it just that much more epic. Replace every dragon with Fluttershy. If you’re playing the PC version of Skyrim, you can grab this mod at Skyrim Nexus. Well met, creator zdzichorowerzysta. Well met indeed.

Jan 21 2012

Get a shirt. Prove you’re “One of us! One of us!”

JT and Christina over at WWJTD have been doing a bang-up job defending teenager Jessica Ahlquist from ridiculous attacks by those devout who consider the Bible to be more important with respect to the laws of the land than the Constitution of the United States. Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist founded a college fund for …

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Jan 21 2012

RCimT: The SOPA / PIPA protest has had direct results

Harry Reid has postponed PIPA indefinitely after information about who’s doing the lobbying for it came out, and after the protests peeled off 25-odd House reps and galvanized another 50 against the proposed laws. These laws may be well and truly dead this time. But there’s still some ripple effects to be had.

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Jan 20 2012

Abortions happen most frequently (and most unsafely) in countries where it’s illegal

Via USA Today (via the Associated Press), The Lancet just published a study finding very high correlation between abortions and laws restricting same. Seems the more Draconian your anti-woman laws are, the higher the abortion rates, and the more likely that the abortions will be unsafe. About 47,000 women died from unsafe abortions in 2008, …

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Jan 20 2012

More than one reason

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This image has been making the rounds. And rightly so. Probably originated at Reddit. Click to see the rest. Also, a Redditor took it upon hirself to document all the stories contained in the image. What do you folks think, are these just “isolated incidents”? Are we “cherry-picking” against religion when we point out some …

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Jan 19 2012

Serial adulterer Newt Gingrich wanted an open marriage

Via ThinkProgress, more hypocrisy amongst the Republican candidates, this time by Newt Gingrich. How is it hypocrisy, you ask? Well, he believes marriage should be legislated and mandated by law to be one man, one woman. But for his own marriage, he wanted one man, multiple women instead. Of course, he wasn’t actually arguing for …

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Jan 19 2012

Russia Times on SOPA/PIPA media blackout

With all the fooforaw surrounding the Republican race-to-the-bottom, the mainstream media has effectively ignored SOPA and PIPA. This is why we, the residents of the Internet, need to fight it. Yesterday, your access to Freethought Blogs was slightly inconvenienced via a splash page. Your access to Wikipedia was inconvenienced with a Javascript pop-over blackout. Your …

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Jan 19 2012

It’s a lousy existence, Charlie Brown

Edited together by Rob Yulfo, set to The Vega Choir‘s cover of Radiohead’s Creep, all those old TV specials take on a decidedly different caste in this treatment. No wonder Charlie Brown was always whinging about everything.

Jan 19 2012

Obama rejects Keystone XL Pipeline proposal

But that doesn’t mean the end of the pipeline, or Canada’s tar sands. The U.S. government has denied an application by TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department announced Wednesday. A statement released by the department said it doesn’t preclude TransCanada applying again with a different route. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver …

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