Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Link Dump ~ 1/20/12

#StopSOPA #StopPIPA Web StrikeOn Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass Internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill - PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House - to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity. We need Internet companies to follow Reddit's lead and stand up for the web, as we Internet users are doing every day.” ~Left Hemispheres joined in the protest and the site went dark on 1/18/12.  It is unknown at this time if anyone noticed.

The perfidious “liberals don’t love the troops” lie rears its head again | Angry Black Lady Chronicles  "We can accept the sad fact that death is a necessary end of war, but we can also be justifiably appalled at those who revel in death. While the Marines depicted in the video were very likely experiencing the mental ravages of prolonged combat, their stateside apologists have no such excuse. It’s deeply insulting to every member of military, past and present, to suggest that a moral equivalence exists between the behavior of enraged mobs in Mogadishu or Fallujah and the standards of conduct to which our fighting forces are held."

Shit Atheists Say OK, I will admit to saying at least some of these things on occasion.

Some Church Preachers are Really "Closet Atheists" “You see for me, once I lost the foundation of word and I realized the word wasn’t infallible, the religion of Christianity instantly crumbled away."
~ Damn, my job only sucks sometimes.

Ask Richard: Teen Suicides Atheism Covered up by his Parents This is a really touching correspondence between a young non-believer and Mr. Dawkins.

The Blog: Your God is My God: Sam Harris This is a great hypothetical speech that Romney would need to give to get the support of the Republican base.  My prediction is that he will be (reluctantly) given the nomination and will choose an ultra conservative right wing Young Earth Creationist wingnut as his running mate to “energize the base”.  Cloning the politically savvy that McCain used when he opened the Pandora’s box that is Sarah Palin.  Just wait…you’ll see.

Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics! The only thing cooler than this tunblr site is its name.

Curve Ball for Christians Nice little thought experiment to counter the claim that God is the source of morality.

New Batch Of Ron Paul Newsletters Just As Racist As The First I don’t know why but I believe Ron Paul when he says that he’s not a racist.  I’ll bet some of his best friends…are racists.

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ The IQ differences, while statistically significant, are not stunning -- on the order of 6 to 11 points -- and the data should not be used to stereotype or make assumptions about people, experts say.” 
~So before you go quoting this study to your conservative friends recognize that the difference is only statistically significant.  If you don’t know what that means then you’re probably a conservative.

Fischer: God Will Cure AIDS If Gays Stop Having Sex Wait, I thought the purpose of AIDS was to stop gays from having sex…Or was it to kill Africans?  I can never remember.