Adventures in genetic testing
bitey-mad-lady: Recently, my parents decided to get Genetic testing on their heritage, which I was of course all for. I am very interested in genetic Anthropology and my own (poorly documented) family history. Up until now, we were all pretty convinced that my whole family was mostly Irish and Scottish and little German. This has been proven to be very, very wrong. Not only is there...
Why ask for an opinion and then attack someone for being honest? Oh right because you’r Fox News.
The Less Than Transparent Texan
liberalsarecool: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Rick Perry is hiding more than just his travel costs as he seeks the presidency: he has worked hard to keep many parts of his record as governor of Texas a secret. “Over the past decade, the Perry administration has withheld information in response to about 100 open records requests… Most of the withheld documents involved...
GOP demands to know why someone let the GOP cut... →
quickhits: Republicans Complain About Cuts to FEMA Hurricane Relief…You Know the Cuts They Wanted (Crooks and Liars)
Among the examples cited were a $40m prison for Iraq that the country did not...– BBC News - US ‘wasted $30bn on Afghanistan and Iraq’ over decade (via progressivefriends) The reasons why we have a huge deficit: 1. Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy 2. Iraq & Afghanistan Wars $40 MILLION on a prison that wasn’t wanted and never completed. Not $40 million helping the...
The Modesty Survey →
girlishromp: I never thought I could stumble something so disturbing and disgusting. THIS is the main reason I hate religion. This is the ultimate basis for blaming the victim. Whoa this is grows! The honest truth is this: We’re not telling you what to wear — we’re just telling you what we, as guys, have to guard against. So apparently I as a male must guard my weak...
Wausau, Wisconsin bans Republican politicans from... →
kileyrae: morninggloria: That’s because the head of the group that sponsors the Wausau Labor Day Parade, the Marathon County Central Labor Council, is telling Republican lawmakers from the area that they’re not welcome Sept. 5. “Usually they’ve been in the parade, but it seems like they only want to stand with us one day a year, and the other 364 days they don’t really care,” said Randy...
Perhaps that is the biggest disconnect between...
stfuconservatives: joetheblogger: A liberal believes that a good government can, will, and should take better care of them than a good corporation. and it’s one of those disagreements where one side is not necessarily more correct. However I just feel there are more government entities, however flawed, that have my best interests at heart than private ones. -Joe I think that though there...
Can we trust evolution as a fact if it happened in...
sciencecenter: The above is an extremely common criticism of evolution, and it sounds superficially plausible. How can we be sure about events that happened hundreds of millions or billions of years ago? The truth is that the tools of science are more than adequate to provide accurate answers about the past. Additionally, eyewitness accounts of evolution occurring (and we do have those) are...
Scientific evidence of evolution being a hoax →
Rape Culture And Homosexuality
letterstomycountry: Logicallypositive shares a story worth everyone’s time: Here me out here. By no means do I consider my self a Social Justice Activist, a feminist, or whatever have you. I’m your run-of-the-mill libertarian. Okay, maybe not run-of-the-mill, but you get the point. But all this talk of rape and shit has been popping up on my dash, and I’m going to interject with a personal...
John Boehner and Eric Cantor Are Refusing To Agree... →
other-stuff: thepoliticalfreakshow: If this doesn’t show you how heartless and inconsiderate John Boehner and Eric Cantor are about the American people or their daily lives, nothing will!! House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is insisting that “any potential emergency disaster aid be offset by spending cuts.” Huffington Post reports that “Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring on Friday...
Texas plans to force Christianity into all... →
anticapitalist: Submitted by Why2k This is fucking stupid. Not surprising. There are numerous christian groups that feel victimized when they can’t force their religion on others. They need to learn that freedom of religion doesn’t mean you’re free to make everyone else acknowledge your religion. It means other people don’t have to.
Richard Dawkins Takes on Gov. Rick Perry and the...
There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican party (I disavow the ridiculous ‘GOP’ nickname, because the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’) is this: In any other party...
Any theory of life has to explain how the laws of physics can give rise to a...– Richard Dawkins in this OP-ED piece written to TX governor Rick Perry. (via therecipe)
The Wheelchair Chronicles #6
supermodelrevealed: Sometimes disabled people can be rude. A friend of mine watched a woman in a wheelchair humiliate a young man for verbally asking if she needed assistance with a tray of food. As he stepped away, she spilled a drink all over the floor making a huge mess. No one really felt sorry for her because she let the man have it but she continued to throw insults at anyone who would...
Locked Up and Left Behind: New York’s Prisoners... →
“We are not evacuating Rikers Island,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news conference this afternoon. Bloomberg annouced a host of extreme measures being taken by New York City in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, including a shutdown of the public transit system and the unprecedented mandatory evacuation of some 250,000 people from low-lying areas. But in response to a...
Independents Finally Getting Fed Up →
kileyrae: Not surprising at all. The politics of our government have swung so far to the right that the middle was the conservatives of a few years ago. But the populace hasn’t changed that much I think. It happened because the middle was too quiet. That’s going to change. Perhaps it already has.
‘The bad news: There is no key to the universe. The good news: It was never...– Swami Beyondananda (via neverbethevictim)
I’m sorry if my atheism offends you. But guess what – your religious wars,...– Mike Treder (via anticapitalist)
On the Internet, it is common to exaggerate the opponent’s position so that a...– My English teacher’s website, under the section explaining “The Strawman Fallacy” To self: This year may be interesting (via noexplanationneeded) Your english teacher is hitler. (via anticapitalist)
Fascism is when the corporations become the government, and that’s sort of what...– Bill Maher (via anarchofeminist)
I would lead a campaign against the skyboxification of American life. Not long...– Michael Sandel (via azspot)
Femmephobia can also be seen in marketing. We have diet soda, and we have diet...– On Femmephobia | No, Seriously, What About Teh Menz? (via zaftiggles) I can’t help but laugh at all of these “For Men” commercials and products. When I saw DOVE Body Wash for Men I just broke out into hysterics. There’s so much shame around being seen as feminine, it’s sad. We can’t even encourage...
How many Republicans who have vowed not to raise taxes on billionaires would...– Sam Harris (via azspot)
"Pro-Life" Kansas Governor Cuts Funding for Dying... →
tellwiddit: Save the fetus, but let the babies die. The “Culture of Life” in Kansas. If you aren’t pro-life for all ages then you’re just anti-abortion and shouldn’t get the privilege of calling yourself pro-life. Anti-abortion doesn’t stem from concern of life, but rather a misguided sense of religious morality, and anti-women ideas. It’s not even conservative,...
Don't you fucking pity me.
changedsinceyesterday: When a theist learns that I have no religion, there are a number of responses they could have for that. What? Why not? Then what do you believe? DEVIL WORSHIPER!!!! Oh, okay. *continues with conversation normally* You have no morals! You’re going to hell! Wow, I’ve never met an atheist. How does that work? Can you explain it to me? But how can’t you believe in...
Stock Tip: Be Worried. Workers are Consumers.
robertreich: Repeat after me: Workers are consumers. Consumers are workers. We’re slouching toward a double dip, and the stock market is imploding, because consumers – whose spending is 70 percent of the economy – have reached their limit. It’s not just the jobless who can’t spend. It’s mainly people with jobs. Median wages continue to fall. Weekly wages in July for Americans with jobs were...
perpetualfinitude asked: ;) I am the "I can read big words therefore I'm right" guy in the video, silly.
I am not willing to pretend that just because we are all entitled to our beliefs...– Matt Dillahunty - the host of The Atheist Experience from his speech at the Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011 (via doubtingmarcus)
robertreich: Comedy video for my son, Sam.
Anti-science trend gets more scary | The News... →
ryking: abaldwin360: BRB… banging my head against hard objects. At a time when the public needs to understand and take action against pollution and climate change, right-wingers threaten the survival of the human race with their anti-science zealotry and propaganda. We’ve reached a point where right-wing ideology is a threat to all human life. — Ryking “By telling students that they...