Bits and pieces of news/culture that caught my attention..

10th June 2011

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Creative Furniture

Creative Furniture

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Source: splashnology.com

6th June 2011

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Religion Harms

Irish Church’s Forgotten Victims (watch a documentary about them here).

…an estimated 30,000 women were sent to church-run laundries, where they were abused and worked for years with no pay.

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Source: The New York Times

3rd June 2011

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Sarah Palin Revises History — Again

Sarah Palin Offers Novel Take On Paul Revere’s Ride

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
Who made sure as he’s riding his horse
through town, to send those
warning shots and bells
that we were going to be secure
and we were going to be free.

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Source: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com

3rd June 2011

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Source: joemygod.blogspot.com

30th May 2011

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Good point.

Good point.

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Source: images1.dailykos.com

27th May 2011

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It’s scary how much stupid there is in the world.
Dear People-who-are-too-dumb-to-live,
Humans are apes. 
Apes and monkeys evolved from a common primate ancestor.
It’s not hard to understand, morons.
No love,
Me

It’s scary how much stupid there is in the world.

Dear People-who-are-too-dumb-to-live,

Humans are apes.

Apes and monkeys evolved from a common primate ancestor.

It’s not hard to understand, morons.

No love,

Me

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Source: scienceblogs.com

27th May 2011

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Assholes.

Catholic groups stop foster care services

The charities must comply with a new state law which says any organisation receiving state funds must not discriminate. Rather than place children in need of homes with gay couples, they have chosen to stop offering foster care services altogether.

Yes, rather than place needy children in loving, stable homes; lets stop helping altogether, because because gays are icky.

The organisation receives $7.5 million a year and handles around 350 adoption and foster cases. In a statement yesterday, the organisation said 58 jobs would be lost as a result of the decision.

That’s public funds by the way. Oh, and even better, we’ll fire 60 people rather than help kids.

Penny Wiegert, the Rockford diocese’s director of communication, said: “The law of our land has always guaranteed its people freedom of religion.”

Dear fuckwits,

Not being able to discriminate DOES NOT EQUAL oppression.

Assholes.

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Source: pinknews.co.uk

19th May 2011

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You’ve been a bad, bad sysadmin.

You’ve been a bad, bad sysadmin.

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Source: Boing Boing

19th May 2011

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Town Ostracizes Young Atheist

Student challenges prayer at Bastrop graduation

Mitzi Quinn has been on the staff at BHS for almost 25 years, much of that time as a senior advisor. In the past, Quinn said there have been students who were atheist, agnostic and other non-Christian religions who “had no problems” with the prayer.
“They respected the majority of their classmates and didn’t say anything,” Quinn said. “We’ve never had this come up before. Never.” Throughout her time working with the student, Quinn said they never expressed their personal beliefs or that they had any problems with other students’ Christian faiths.
“And what’s even more sad is this is a student who really hasn’t contributed anything to graduation or to their classmates,” Quinn said.

Alright, Tumblr, here’s what I’m asking you to do. Email the Superintendent, remind him that School officials may not mandate or organize prayer at graduation, nor may they organize a religious baccalaureate ceremony, and pass this on however you can.

This young man needs our support.

Update (from his brother):

My brother has been cut off from all communication by my mother. He is not allowed to speak to me and I live 6 hours drive away from him. There’s nothing I can do.

Update II:

They’ve re-written the article to include opinions from Christian students.

As the group crowded the front steps of the church, they discussed a plan that will still allow prayer to be heard at graduation. During the time of “silent reflection,” adults in the bleachers in the football stadium at Bastrop High will stand, followed by the students, who will turn to face the stadium as the group recites the Lord’s Prayer.

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Source: bastropenterprise.com

18th May 2011

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I’m hoping for a Frogpocalypse, myself.

I’m hoping for a Frogpocalypse, myself.

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Source: friendlyatheist.com

17th May 2011

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Charles Barkley on Gay Athletes

Ability to play should outweigh sexual orientation

“I really like ESPN,” Barkley added. “They do a great job. But like once every two or three months, they bring all these people on there, and they tell me how me and my team are going to respond to a gay guy.
“First of all, every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say, ‘Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy.’ First of all, quit telling me what I think. I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play.”

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Source: Washington Post

14th May 2011

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On Hypocritical Christians

Bill Maher:

Jesus lays on that hippie stuff pretty thick. He has lines like “Do not repay evil with evil” and “Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you.” Really!
It’s in that book you hold up when you scream at gay people.

Click through for the video

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Source: friendlyatheist.com

12th May 2011

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Literally.

The new definition of literally has been altered to reflect more current usage. The Oxford Dictionary now lists the definition of literally as:

adverb; in a literal manner or sense; exactly:

informal; used for emphasis while not being literally true

Literally now literally means figuratively. You may no longer snark at those people who misuse it.

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Source: oxforddictionaries.com

10th May 2011

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Unfuckingbelievable.

A conservative billionaire who opposes government meddling in business has bought a rare commodity: the right to interfere in faculty hiring at a publicly funded university.
A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University’s economics department. In return, his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting “political economy and free enterprise.”
The contract specifies that an advisory committee appointed by Koch decides which candidates should be considered. The foundation can also withdraw its funding if it’s not happy with the faculty’s choice or if the hires don’t meet “objectives” set by Koch during annual evaluations.

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Source: tampabay.com

8th May 2011

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Although that’s usually on Father’s Day…

Although that’s usually on Father’s Day…

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