Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Link Dump 3/30/12

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Reason Rally Pics & Quick Thoughts I still don’t feel like I can process the whole experience, but damn it I was just so happy that we were all there together!

FFRF sues over Pennsylvania’s ‘Year of the Bible’ A lot happened this week with the Reason Rally and all, but I am excited about this. It helps that the Left Hemispheres crew is involved.

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NOM and the Race Card  “They have proven that they are willing to be immoral to preserve their morality.”

Pop-Theology & Profoundly Empty Quotes “To believe something is true based on faith means one could believe anything.”

Howard University Trayvon Martin "Am I Suspicious?" Campaign Video

The Niggering of Trayvon Martin This post is short and succinct. And brutally true.

Congressman Gets Kicked Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie For Trayvon Yes, it was breach of House etiquette, but it was a protest. Besides we all know that the Republicans wear white hoods.

Reason Rally Pics and Two Short Videos Of Reason Rally Protesters As I said in my brief recap, Adam and I met up with Andy from Laughing in Purgatory. He even gave us nicknames.

Occupy the Westboro Baptist Church Adam met and talked to a dude from this group.

A Massive Reason Rally Recap (with Videos and Behind-the-Scenes Pictures)

10 Best Signs at the Reason Rally in DC Actually kind of a weak list but #4 was awesome. Apparently he stayed in character all day and was screaming about Cthulhu.

I’m in USA Today! That sign was epic and got a huge roaring laugh when it was on the big screens.

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless Buy Greta Christina’s book. Support fellow atheists and their endeavours. In this case you can't go wrong.

Atheism In The Public Sphere And The Reason Rally – Richard Dawkins On Up With Chris Hayes

Why I Still Use Facebook There are people in the closet who do not feel comfortable coming out. Those of us out of the closet do them a service by being open in so many ways.

BILL HICKS: A positive LSD story

Don't Burn The Qur'an Memes I got a kick out of these.

Pray With Me Great post by one Martin S. Pribble.

Religion Is A Clown Costume Philhellenes is, by far, my favorite YouTube Vlogger.

John Boehner Appoints NOM Founder To Religious Freedom Commission I want someone to explain to me how the Democrats are as bad as the Republicans. The false equivalency in our society needs to stop. I’m not even a Democrat and this shit is out of hand.

Types of Extremists

Did you know that the Age of Consent in Vatican City is 12 years old? Why would a bunch of repressed ‘celibates’ even need an age of consent?

The most charitable thing we can say about faith...

Political correctness run amok as New York City schools ban terms like 'dinosaur' and 'Halloween' on tests  Other words banned in order to not offend religious nutjobs: science, geology, biology, bipartisanship, democracy, separation of church and state, vagina, contraception, reason, reality, education, etc...

Hide That Naughty Word from All the Christians! Seeing the word "vagina" in print makes Baby Jesus cry. However, the word "penis" he's totally cool with.

First Listen: High On Fire, 'De Vermis Mysteriis' I love this band.

Evidence is piling up for water flowing on the surface Mars

Is It Snowing Microbes on Enceladus?

Tacocopter Aims To Deliver Tacos Using Unmanned Drone Helicopters Included here solely for the line: "Honestly I think it's not totally unreasonable to regulate something as potentially dangerous as having flying robots slinging tacos over people's heads ... [O]n the other hand, it's a little bit ironic that that's the case in a country where you can be killed by drone with no judicial review."

Yup, that's a burn.

The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) Scary, scary stuff. Read this and share it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Being A Meme They said there would be gifs. I want gifs!

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Pluto Beyond Awesome.

Planet starship: runaway planets zoom at a fraction of light speed

Moon Rock Analysis Casts Doubt on Lunar Origins

FFRF National Ad Spot to Air on Sunday 3/25/12

The God Hypothesis Victor Stenger! “Theists claim that the parameters of the universe are fine-tuned for human life. They are not. The universe is not fine-tuned for us. We are fine-tuned to the universe.”

Barton: Intolerance of Gays is a Sign of Spiritual Revival David Barton! *shakes fist* (it’s been awhile)

The evolution of the human face

Frothy Fears The Devil