Drones are being targeted on Heaven as we speak… Continue reading
Category Archives: Mega-Lunacy
ISLAMABAD: The Taliban has vowed a nationwide campaign of terrorism targeting candidates and voters in Saturday’s general election in Pakistan. Continue reading
A Philadelphia couple — serving 10 years’ probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor — has violated their probation now that another of their children has died. Continue reading
But don’t let Them catch you consulting it!
The Honourable Peter Lilley, MP, skewers the UK government’s carbon fairy tales: Continue reading
We don’t often see the classic Twin Peaks phrase “wrapped in plastic” taken so literally—but a Redditor posted the above photo of an Orthodox Jewish man who did just that on a recent flight. Continue reading
Those who can’t teach write the manuals.
Those who can’t write do performance art. Continue reading
The Sisterhood has covered Haredi exclusion of women from the Israeli public sphere for some time now. When it comes to the removal of women’s images from public view, we’ve seen the disappearance of women from advertisements; the photoshopping of female leaders like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton out of news photos; the blurring of women’s and girls’ faces on memorial notices and even the erasing of a pair of women’s shoes from an innocuous photo of a family’s shoe drawer. Continue reading
…Are losing theirs and blaming it on you…
…there’s a job for you in Saudi Arabia! Continue reading
A rational economist visits Climate Wonderland…
We desire to limit climate change in order to stop us causing the future to be poorer than it need be. It is simply entirely fucking insane to then cause the future to be poorer than it need be by overspending on climate change as a way of preventing the future from being poorer than it need be.
via Tim Worstall
The UN has been forced to cancel its annual marathon in the Gaza Strip after the ruling Islamist movement Hamas insisted that women be banned from the race. Continue reading
Efforts like the one being led by Bill Gates and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have reduced the number of children paralyzed by the polio virus from 350,000 in 1998 to fewer than 225 cases in 2012. Continue reading
Al Qaeda publishes a weekly magazine. And guess what? They want lots of people dead. Continue reading
Multiple car bombings that exploded within minutes killed at least 37 people and wounded more than 100 in Baghdad on Sunday morning. The blasts hit in mostly Shiite neighborhoods of the capital, targeting outdoor local markets as many were out shopping to start the local workweek. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, although the blasts are similar to attacks ordered by Sunni extremists—and al Qaeda’s local affiliate. More than 100 people have been killed so far this month in sectarian violence in Iraq, and 178 were killed in January alone.
With no electricity, little to no fuel, and no way to transport either people or commodities, the US would revert to the eighteenth century within a matter of days to weeks. Continue reading
Kepari Leniata, 20, was stripped, tortured, bound, doused in petrol and set on fire on a rubbish heap in the Western Highlands town of Mount Hagen on Wednesday. Police said she was accused of sorcery by relatives of a boy, 6, who died in Mount Hagen’s hospital the day before.
And so is reporting it.
A Somali woman who said she was raped by state security forces, and a journalist who interviewed her, were each sentenced to a year in jail on Tuesday in a trial described by human rights advocates as “a terrible miscarriage of justice”. Continue reading
It seems that talk show host Kevin Swanson has talked to “some doctors” who believe that if you take birth control, tiny little dead babies are simply hanging around, embedded into the lining of your womb. Continue reading
Ken Ham was doing an interview, and he was asked a difficult question: “How did men get the dinosaurs to not buck them off of their saddles when people rode then? Were the dinosaurs more domesticated and well behaved because there wasn’t as much sin back then?” Good one. The creationists do tend to smuggle in a lot of rather unbiblical stuff into their mythology while simultaneously claiming to be strict literalists, so I’d like to see how they came up with that story, too. Continue reading
Although people who call themselves Christians vary hugely, organisations with “Christian” in the title are usually dangerous extremists. The only immediate exception I can think of is Christian Aid. Here in the UK we have:…
The Christian Medical Fellowship, who worry me the most. If my GP believes my sickness is a result of my sins, I want to be informed before my appointment. And as I’m about to explain, CMF members might also believe your sickness is the result of demonic possession. Yeah, you read that right…. Continue reading
Don’t be sad, little fundie: become a global warming alarmist instead and you can celebrate doomsday every day!
THE Greens leader, Senator Christine Milne, has endorsed a controversial hoax by an anti-coal activist, saying his actions were ”part of a long and proud history of civil disobedience, potentially breaking the law, to highlight something wrong”.
Her comments came after a tweet by her colleague Lee Rhiannon, who publicly congratulated Jonathan Moylan, an activist under scrutiny for impersonating a bank and temporarily wiping $314 million off the value of Whitehaven Coal.
”Congrats to Jonathan Moylan, Frontline Action on Coal, for exposing ANZ investment in coalmines,” Ms Rhiannon tweeted on Tuesday night.
Mr Moylan orchestrated an elaborate hoax on Monday in which he tricked investors into thinking that a recent $1.2 billion loan arranged by ANZ for Whitehaven had been cancelled on ethical grounds.
Shares in Whitehaven, which counts the struggling coal baron Nathan Tinkler as its biggest shareholder, fell from $3.52 to $3.21 in rapid time before the stock was put into a trading halt.
Mr Moylan designed a fake ANZ press template, website and dummy email inbox online and impersonated a company spokesperson to callers, including Fairfax Media. Moylan is now obtaining legal representation, and has received calls from ASIC.
Inspired by the hoax, Christine Milne has announced that from now on she will impersonate a responsible leader.
A row over an unpaid restaurant bill in a western Indian city has escalated into a riot between Hindus and Muslims that’s left four people dead and 175 injured.
The unrest broke out in Dhule in Maharashtra state on Sunday, special inspector-general Deven Bharti said.
Four rioters were killed by police firing while 113 policemen were among the injured, he said.
Bharti said investigations were still under way, but it appeared a quarrel over a restaurant bill had provoked a mass brawl that left shops smashed, motorbikes burned and glass strewn across the streets.
Previous riots between Hindus and Muslims in Dhule broke out in October 2008, leaving 10 dead.
“The restaurant owner was from one community and the customer from the other,” Bharti explained, declining to name the parties involved.