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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 24 2012

Immigration + for-profit prisons = profitable racism

This video by Cuéntame is going viral lately. Would be nice if more people realized this is why the immigration “problem”, and the for-profit prison problem, are actually one and the same. Considering Canada’s building big for-profit megaprisons under Harper’s autocratic rule, how long til we get our own SB1070? We’ve already started the process …

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Mar 23 2012

Matt Barber Godwins the whole abortion debate

And the shameless application of icing on the nonsense cake: pro-lifers are like Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He actually thinks that abortion of a blastocyst is exactly like killing an adult human being for religious reasons. A woman’s right to bodily autonomy is exactly like the Holocaust. Unbelievable. How do you reason with people like him, exactly? …

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Mar 22 2012

On this day in space history

On March 22, 2001, an outer main belt asteroid provisionally named 2001FB10 was discovered by David Healy, founder of the Junk Bond Observatory. Its official name is 153289 Rebeccawatson. That’s right, it was named after the woman probably most famous for making a whole lot of very insecure men very angry about having their sense …

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Mar 22 2012

Women marrying their rapists: the “perfect solution”?

What a strange few days it’s been for me. It’s 25°C today, and it’s been about that for the past several days. And all the while, while sweating and cursing the unnatural heat, I’ve been working crazy hours and basically ignoring the goings-on on the intertubes. I honestly feel something like one of those Sims …

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Mar 21 2012

Einstein’s complete archives go online

Via The CBC, that cesspool of liberal bias, comes the news that one of the greatest thinkers of our time — who believed in peace and didn’t believe in God — has been enshrined on the internet. And the Hebrew University of Jerusalem isn’t even mad about this false idol worship! In fact, they’re complicit! …

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Mar 20 2012

Copyright is forever

This. Everything in this video is exactly true. Especially the stuff about the new Star Wars trilogy. Thing is, copyright will keep being extended to protect The Mouse. The US will never allow Disney’s one original character go out of copyright. Ever. When talking about copyright infringement, it’s never about content creators. It’s about companies …

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Mar 20 2012

(Some) Insects of Atlantic Canada

Mounted insect display

Jodi and I were at our nearby mall on Sunday, and they had a great travelling display of mounted insects, live arachnids and frogs, and various herpetological books and doodads at a kiosk in the main plaza. I figured I should take a picture of the one marked “insects of Atlantic Canada” and share it …

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Mar 19 2012

Supernova in M-95

Awesome. In an extremely close galaxy, one we’ve studied quite a bit previously, we’ve apparently just spotted a supernova and have started grabbing as much scientific data as we can manage. Of course, this is millions of light years away (estimated 38 million in fact), so unless you subscribe to the idea that everything “happens” …

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Mar 19 2012

Dads to Huggies: “We’re no dummies”.

Huggies Diapers stepped in it bigtime recently, by pulling the same stereotyped crap about single dads you get from every sitcom and movie involving single parent fathers. Dads protested, and Huggies pulled the odious ads. The “Dad Test” campaign, posted on Facebook and geared towards men, was meant to be funny. The idea behind the …

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Mar 18 2012

RCimT: The Ongoing War on Women

I have a few links in my tabs about the ongoing war on women that need highlighting, but I honestly don’t have a lot of time to give each of them the thorough treatment they deserve, so I figure I’ll do up a link roundup instead and revisit later. Or possibly in comments, if this …

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