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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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  • From ontd_political, Grief Beyond Belief. I'm so glad this organization is out there now.

  • Flickr's SIX BILLIONTH photo. Wow.

  • From SBS.com.au, No backing down on Malaysia deal: Bowen.

  • From ontd_political, TSA at LAX to get transgender training. Now if only she'd just been treated fairly to begin with. Oh, and don't read the comments at the source. Just...trust me.

  • Hahaha! From thinkprogress.org, Poll: Tea Party Less Popular Than Muslims, Atheists, 21 Other Groups.

    The Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about — lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like “atheists” and “Muslims.” Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right.

  • Say Something Nice. I love Improv Everywhere.

  • This awesome ode by queer_theory to two of her neighbors:

    Ode to Mike and Joe

    You mow our lawn. You carry heavy things.
    You haul stuff away in your truck so we don't have to rent one.
    You tried to fix the toilet downstairs that everyone hates. When we buy a new one to replace it, you'll probably help install it.
    My grandma treats you like sons.
    You're the reason my grandfather stopped hating gay people.
    You brought us cake and sat with my grandmother when my grandfather died.
    One of you has an earring. I think it's cool.
    I want to have your gaybies. Except I don't want to have babies. And you're in your 50s or something.
    Please be my neighbors forever and ever.

  • From The Listener, Alternative therapies for depression. Mild to moderate depression, anyway. :)

  • From Veracity Stew, The Dominionism Apologists' Cognitive Dissonance. Well worth the read.

  • Also from Veracity Stew, How Harry Potter Should Have Ended:

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