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Linkspam #118 (compiled in 2013)

Feb. 4th, 2018 | 07:17 pm
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Linkspam #117 (compiled in 2013)

Feb. 4th, 2018 | 07:15 pm
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Linkspam #116

Oct. 9th, 2012 | 02:27 am
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  • From @nytimes, Bomber Strikes Near Hotel in Kabul.

  • Also from @nytimes, 3 Sites Hit by Bombs in Baghdad.

  • OMFSM. From @laraaine, 20Q: Keith Olberman. An article from 1998 in Playboy UK. XD

  • Interesting! From @8C, Zombible: Mark, Luke, and Zombies: Introducing the Zombible project.

  • From @MODwife, Evening of Poetry Gives Deployed an Outlet for Self Expression. Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. (from waronterrornews.typepad.com)

  • Also from @MODwife, In Afghanistan, our boys are reading from the front. About British troops recording themselves reading storybooks to their children while serving in Afghanistan. (from women.timesonline.co.uk)

  • From @MadNews101, 6 Terrible Names People Are Trying to Give This Decade. I dunno, I like "the zeroes." (from cracked.com)

  • These art pieces are neato. From @DiscoverMag, How Autistic Artists See the World. (from discovermagazine.com)

  • Also from the above link, Say 'Merry Christmas' --or else! 'MC-only' zealots insist. *headdesk*

  • Well this makes me feel better: 'No God? No problem!' say humanist group's new holiday ads:

    "We're hoping this campaign will build awareness about the humanist movement and our ethical life philosophy -- particularly among the 'nones': the rapidly growing percentage of people who claim no religion," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, in the news release.

    "Humanists have always understood that striving to make the world a better place is one of humanity's most important responsibilities," Speckhardt said. "Religion does not have a monopoly on morality -- millions of people are good without believing in God."

    Speckhardt adds that many people "feel uncomfortable talking openly about their personal beliefs because of prejudice against them -- they fear they'll be rejected by their family, their friends and their community, and in some cases, they even fear retaliation for their beliefs. But the American Humanist Association provides an accepting community for non-theists to turn to for support and ways to get involved."

    Negative reactions to past ads have included Cincinnati billboard that had to be relocated after the owner of the billboard property said he received threats, and another in Moscow, Idaho, that was vandalized twice in a three-week period, the group says.

    It's sad, but anti-nonreligious persecution and even violence (and at the very least unwanted proseltyzing) are awfully common in many parts of the world. I can personally attest to anti-nonreligious sentiment (yet growing support, so that's something) in the US.


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Linkspam #115

Aug. 15th, 2012 | 05:00 pm
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Oct. 9th, 2011 | 12:25 pm
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Aug. 25th, 2011 | 04:21 pm
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Aug. 22nd, 2011 | 08:02 am
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Aug. 7th, 2011 | 03:54 pm
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Jul. 10th, 2011 | 01:48 pm
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Jul. 3rd, 2011 | 04:59 pm
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Jun. 27th, 2011 | 08:48 am
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Jun. 2nd, 2011 | 01:00 am
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Jun. 1st, 2011 | 12:08 am
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May. 1st, 2011 | 01:38 am
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Apr. 30th, 2011 | 08:15 am
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Apr. 29th, 2011 | 12:52 am
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Apr. 25th, 2011 | 06:20 pm
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Apr. 23rd, 2011 | 10:52 am
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Apr. 22nd, 2011 | 04:27 am
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Apr. 21st, 2011 | 01:38 am
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Apr. 20th, 2011 | 05:34 am
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Apr. 19th, 2011 | 04:06 am
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Linkspam #96

Apr. 18th, 2011 | 06:05 am
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  • From Paul Krugman of the New York Times, The President Is A Lousy Negotiator. I am inclined to agree.

  • From Sky News, Arrests Made After Iman al Obeidi Burst Into Tripoli Hotel To Make Rape Allegations. Good! It's a start.

  • From @Ali_Davis, Palin 2012 and Peer Pressure. Interesting piece. Excerpt:

    [If] Bachmann runs for President – and, though she is an unbalanced, completely uninformed dingleberry, political analysts are beginning to take the possibility of her run seriously – she will leapfrog Palin’s rank automatically.

    Which would leave professional political analyst Palin to comment wisely on Bachmann’s campaign from the sidelines.

    I cannot imagine a world in which Palin has either the perspective or the self-control to let such a thing stand.

  • From Roll Call News, Reid: CR Talks Have Been Broken Down. Take your time, folks. My junior enlisted and husband and I will just hope that we'll keep getting paid. *scowls*

  • From Charlie Brooker at guardian.co.uk, How to tweet bile without alienating people. Or making 13-year-old girls cry. Right on, Charlie. Excerpt:

    Not so long ago, if you wanted to issue a 13-year-old girl with a blood-curdling death threat, you had to scrawl it on a sheet of paper, wrap it round a brick, hurl it through her bedroom window, and scarper before her dad ran out of the front door to beat you insensible with a dustbuster. Now, thanks to Twitter, hundreds of thousands of people can simultaneously surround her online screaming abuse until she bursts into tears. Hooray for civilisation.

    That's in effect what happened the other week in the Rebecca Black "Friday" affair. In case you're not aware of it, the trail of events runs as follows: 1) Parents of 13-year-old Rebecca pay $2,000 for her to record a song (and video) called Friday with a company called ARK Music Factory, a kind of vanity-publishing record label specialising in creepy tweenie pop songs. 2) The song turns out to be excruciatingly vapid, albeit weirdly catchy. 3) It quickly racks up 40m views on YouTube, mainly from people marvelling at its compelling awfulness. 4) Rebecca is targeted on Twitter by thousands of abusive idiots calling her a "bitch" and a "whore" and urging her to commit suicide. 5) She gets very, very upset. 6) Thanks to all the attention, the single becomes a hit. 7) Rebecca becomes an overnight celebrity, goes on The Tonight Show, and donates the proceeds from Friday to the Japan relief effort. So the story had a happy ending, at least for now. But it marks a watershed moment in the history of online discourse: the point where the wave of bile and snark finally broke and rolled back.

    God knows I enjoy a helping of bile. But only when it's crafted with flair. One of the most disappointing things about the slew of online Rebecca Black abuse is the sheer poverty of language involved. If you are complaining about a banal pop song but can't muster a more inventive way to express yourself than typing "OMFG BITCH YOU SUCK", then you really ought to consider folding your laptop shut and sitting quietly in the corner until that fallow lifespan of yours eventually reaches its conclusion.

  • From Inside Higher Ed, 'An Unwanted Consequence' A trans dude and misogyny, but not trans-misogyny in this case.

  • From Vanity Fair, The Origins of the First Arcade Video Game: Atari's Pong. Neato!

  • From lovefromgirl, TRUE ROMANCE: Finding love in the midst of anti-gay 'reparative' therapy. Awwww. Just... awwwww! :D

  • From splodefromcute, a very cute tiny owl! :D

  • What "turn the other cheek" really means. From dharmagates.com.


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Linkspam #95

Apr. 17th, 2011 | 05:31 am
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  • Oh my wibbles and tears, Date A Girl Who Reads, by billets~doux via mashrabiyya, via @MayBinSpace.

  • In awesomeness that is news, Chicago Veterans Stand Guard Over Schoolkids. Check this out:

    NPR reports that the Chicago public school system will spend nearly $5 million this year on contracts with community groups and other nonprofits, in an innovative approach to keeping kids safe in some of Chicago's most dangerous and gang-saturated neighborhoods.

    The city's Safe Passage works with an organization called No Veteran Left Behind to arrange for retired or out-of-work military veterans -- mostly middle-aged and older -- to simply stand on corners and side streets, looking for signs of trouble, in the hours before and after school. For $10 an hour, they monitor the routes that students take.

    Although they have military experience, their purpose isn't to be intimidating. Their most important function is not to actively fight crime but just to be there.

  • From Al Jazeera English, Kuwait to mediate Bahrain talks.

  • Right on! From The Root, Gabrielle Union Speaks Up for Planned Parenthood.

  • A wave of exploitation, from ExChristian.net. Excerpt:

    The horrendous howl from the religious that was heard in response to the recent events in the Pacific surprised even the most cynical of superstition’s critics. In the midst of the suffering, death and destruction, there were those of the bronze age persuasion who either justified the event as a sign from the heavens, a punishment for adoration not tendered or blamed the people of Japan for their ill-considered decision to test the power of the Lord by settling along the “ring of fire”. One could not help but suppress a feeling of intense nausea, not unlike that honest revulsion that gave Nietzsche cause to wash his hands ever so often, every time another personal assistant of the most high reasoned that human suffering and the forces of nature are so designed as to further the mastery of an invisible man-god whose will they alone have been privy to.

    To name but an example, one Janet Grochowina proposed that the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the lives of innocent men, women and children was her god’s punishment for the events of World War 2, as though the nuclear destruction of two Japanese cities had insufficiently quenched the thirst of this self-serving tyrant.

  • From ExChristian.net, True Freedom.

    I began to think "Maybe if I read the Bible, I can become closer to God, like my preacher says," and so I did. And then I came to strange parts that contradicted the ten commandments. Slavery? Murder? Rape? Subjecting women to men? (As a woman, that was pretty dang offending.) I consulted with my preacher. He said, "God does not need to explain himself to humans," and scolded me for it.

    I asked my dad. My dad is very smart. Logical, reasonable, and knows a lot. But he's Christian. He tried his best to explain it, but it still made no sense. It never did. My mom hardly said anything on the matter, and my brother, being the jerk he is, agreed with the female submission deal. But anyway.

    I turned seventeen, and decided, finally: "God, if you do exist, then I refuse to worship you. You help everyone but me, God, and perform miracles. But what about the amputees? What about the blind? The deaf? You don't heal them, and you didn't heal my pain when I cried myself to sleep those nights. If I'm going to Hell for standing up for what I believe in, so be it. I refuse to accept anything illogical. Your illogical. Jesus is illogical. And now, I feel betrayed and pissed off because you lied. You fed me all this bull crap since the day I was born, and I demand a refund on nineteen years of my life."

    Now, I think that any actual benevolent "God" would first ask people with disabilities if they wanted to be "healed," but other than that I'm totally with her on this.

  • From The Guardian UK, Academic fury over order to study the big society. Yeah, I'd be furious too!

  • From The Guardian UK, Afghan women are still at risk.

  • A truly epic smackdown. Espeically the ones with My Little Pony macros. XD

  • From Ezra Klein at the Washington Post, How to havle the deficit by doing nothing. With handy infographic. :)


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Linkspam #94

Apr. 15th, 2011 | 12:52 am
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Linkspam #93

Apr. 14th, 2011 | 11:46 am
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Linkspam #92

Apr. 13th, 2011 | 05:21 am
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Linkspam #91

Apr. 12th, 2011 | 05:23 pm
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  • From Informed Comment, Top Ten Ways that Libya 2011 is Not Iraq 2003.

  • Wow! From RHRealityCheck.org, Toward a Human Rights Approach to Sex Work Policy. I sure hope so!

  • From Feministe, Righteous Providers, Medical Pariahs? Regarding how abortion providers are treated by the medical community.

  • From RHRealityCheck.org, Public Funding of Family Planning is Essential, Even Under Health Reform. Oh yes:

    In 2008, a year after Massachusetts’ health reform law took effect, Ibis Reproductive Health and the Massachusetts Department of Health Family Planning Program undertook research to explore the impact of reform on low-income women’s access to contraception. We conducted a survey and interviews with family planning providers and also held focus groups with English- and Spanish-speaking low-income women.

    We found that health reform has provided a number of benefits to women and many women expressed relief over finally having insurance.

    But our research also uncovered new barriers. Information about insurance plans and what is covered is confusing and difficult to navigate. For women new to insurance, having to get a prescription for contraception filled at a pharmacy instead of getting one’s method onsite at the clinic required education and support. Many women struggled to keep up with the numerous paperwork requirements to prove eligibility for state-subsidized plans and were pushed on and off insurance plans as a result, which likely affected their ability to consistently stay on contraception.

    Providers also worried that teenagers on their parents’ insurance would not seek out family planning services for fear of their parents’ finding out.

    Immigrant women also reported experiencing barriers to health care. Many do not qualify for subsidized insurance plans under reform and some have stopped seeking health care because they are afraid of being fined or deported if authorities find out they are undocumented and uninsured.

  • From the Official Blog of the ACLU, A Perfect Time for Abstinence-Only Programs to get the Old Heave-Ho. Agreed!

    Although funding for such programs expired in 2009, the program was restored in 2010 by the health care reform law. In this tough economic environment, difficult funding decisions must be made; however, cutting abstinence-only education is a no-brainer. Study after study has shown that these programs, which have eaten up more than $1.5 billion in federal funds over the past 15 years, fail to dissuade teens from engaging in sexual activity or educate them on how to use proper protection to avoid sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies. Instead, abstinence-only programs censor vital healthcare information, promote gender stereotypes, provide inaccurate information, stigmatize lesbian and gay teens, and, in some cases, promote religion in violation of the First Amendment.

    The bill, the Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act, would strike the Title V abstinence-only education grant program, and instead re-program $50 million annually to evidence-based comprehensive sex education programs through the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). PREP-funded programs take a realistic approach to educating teens about sex by covering both contraception and abstinence. Additionally, these programs must offer classes that provide practical information, such as healthy relationships and financial literacy, to better prepare teens as they transition into adulthood.

    It's about time American kids got realistic sex education!

  • From Feministing, DC cops scared about bad press around trans rights.

  • From Elevated Difference, a review of the sexually explicit graphic novel Miss Don't Touch Me, Vol. 2.

  • From IPS News, Parliamentarian Breaks Silence on Domestic Violence. Well done, ma'am!

  • From Bust.com, Homosexuality of Mice and Men.

  • From the UN Chronicle, Saving Water, Saving Lives. An important read.


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Apr. 6th, 2011 | 12:50 pm
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Apr. 1st, 2011 | 03:02 am
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Mar. 31st, 2011 | 08:23 pm
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Mar. 30th, 2011 | 05:22 pm
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Mar. 29th, 2011 | 02:41 pm
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Mar. 28th, 2011 | 11:24 pm
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Mar. 27th, 2011 | 04:37 am
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Mar. 26th, 2011 | 02:03 am
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  • (from July) From @ontd_political, College Students Hide Hunger, Homelessness ;_;

  • (also old) From @_Struct, Learn Your Damn Homophones!

  • (also old) From @ontd_political, YOU NEED A HUG! A BIG, GAY HUG! :D :D :D Again, SUCK IT NOMTWEETS!

  • (also old) DUUUUUDE. This is SO AWESOME. Bollywood + Video Games = GAME ON! Via @wilw.

  • (also old) From @AABlog, The U.S. Government has decreed--only dogs qualify as service animals. *sigh*

  • (also old) From HuffPost, Why You Don't Care About JournoList. Excerpt:

    The problem with the JournoList scandal is the problem with a lot of right wing news: It's not happening on Earth I, where you and I live. Like the Black Panthers taking over the Justice Department, or Shirley Sherrod's night raids on Andrew Breitbart's small family farm or Glenn Beck's lonely one-man struggle against the Tides Foundation, it exists in a parallel universe that only superficially resembles our own.

    A universe where straight, rich white men are the only victims of anything, ever, and shrieking like an infant is their only defense; where Christianity and capitalism are in constant peril, where black lesbians and the very, very poor run everything and Iran has the Bomb and we don't. And where Andrew Breitbart is Biko, and revolutionary political power doesn't come from a gun, it comes, under TV lights, out of the puckered, anus-like mouth of a whining pink face.

  • From the New York Times, Starbucks's Chief Tries to Recapture Its Heyday. Oddly, the thing I'm most impressed with isn't anyone mentioned in the article, but that the writer and/or the copyeditor knew how to apostrophe-ize a singular noun that ends in "s." :D :D :D

  • TRIGGER WARNINGS: ABUSE IN GROUP HOMES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. From the NYT, For the Developmentally Disabled, Harm in Safe Havens. *disgusted sigh* The more things change, the more things stay the same. It's twenty-fucking-eleven, can we end the disability gulag now?!

  • From @nytimes, Navy Says 17 Americans Were Treated for Contamination. 3/14/11.

  • From @wilw, AT&T will cap DSL and U-Verse internet, impose overage fees. Yes, but will the price go down for the 98% that supposedly won't be affected?


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Mar. 25th, 2011 | 03:39 pm
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Mar. 24th, 2011 | 05:51 am
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Mar. 23rd, 2011 | 05:46 am
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Mar. 22nd, 2011 | 09:28 am
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Mar. 21st, 2011 | 01:58 am
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Mar. 20th, 2011 | 12:03 am
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  • From Religious Dispatches, ABC's Good Christian Bitches Makes Feminists of Religious Right.

    Attention, Internet! Good Christian Bitches, Kim Gatlin’s first book, has the word “bitch” in the title. I shall now give you a moment to compose yourself. Go find a cool compress for your fevered brow and/or relax the vicelike grip with which you surely must be clutching your pearls. “Christian” and “bitch,” right next to each other like that. The literary juxtaposition, O, it dazzles. It’s like saying… I don’t know… “four weddings and a vasectomy” or “love in the time of booger-eaters” or “the unbearable lightness of being a redacted expletive.”

    and

    Parents Television Council has gotten in on the act. You guys, did you know that “the b-word” (as they demurely say) has been used “to degrade, abuse, harass, bully and humiliate women”? It’s almost like there’s something called sexism in the world! I guess former PTC president L. Brent Bozell III has changed his mind since writing an editorial dismissing “feminist whining” about same.

  • From MSNBC's Cosmic Log, How quake prediction works (or not). Useful!

  • Also from Cosmic Log, Early hero of Japan's quake tragedy: Building codes. Gaspo! Regulation can do good!

  • TRIGGER WARNINGS: RAPE AND VICTIM BLAMING. Regarding the Texas gang rape of an 11-year-old girl and the disgusting victim-blaming going on in the town (chron.com). Thankfully many are standing up for the girl, the real victim. It doesn't matter how she dressed OR how she acted OR how her mother behaved--an 11-year-old CANNOT CONSENT TO SEX, therefore all sex acts committed against her are RAPE.

  • From atheistpub.blogspot.com, If I could design my daughter's future... I want this for my (hypothetical eventual) kids' future!

  • From Politics Daily, 'Rango' Aims at 'Spiritual but Not Religious' Audience. I'm almost interested in seeing ig now. If there were a working movie theater within ten miles of where I live I'd probably wind up seeing it with Chris anyway (and mostly or totally enjoying it anyway).

  • From the Hindustan Times, Force to probe missing kids cases. Via @CEOofACT.

  • Fuuuuuuck. From the Cape Cod Times, A bill to legalize gay marriage in Maryland has died after the House of Delegates avoided a final vote on the measure. ARGH.

  • From the webcomic DAR, Banana is Our Safe Word. Awwwww-some. XD

  • DUDE. KNIT FERRARI. WIth crochet accents.


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