Link round-up for 3 May 2015
You need to get permission (this would have been Video of the Day if I'd found a version I could embed).
If you're an atheist who's suffered bullying or discrimination even in a secular country like the US, post your story here.
In post-Christian Britain, the pagan festival of Beltane is reviving (found via Mendip).
Shaw Kenawe takes an intriguing look at the octopus, a surprisingly smart and adaptable creature.
This is actually pretty decent advice.
Colorado's anti-teen-pregnancy program is a great success -- so of course Republicans want to get rid of it.
No, I am not a social justice warrior.
Can somebody find a date for this.....tree?
Stonekettle Station on the Jade Helm paranoia is a masterpiece of its kind.
Bruce Gerencser hates Jesus -- the American Jesus.
An independent libertarian state has been declared -- let's see how many of our wingnuts move there.
Habitable worlds orbiting Tau Ceti? Probably not. But here are some alien landscapes you can visit here on Earth.
One law for Rand Paul, another for the rest.
Ubiquitous limestone walls are a distinguishing feature of Ireland's green landscape (found via GoodShit).
Here are the ten leading countries for renewable energy (#3 may surprise you).
Cool business idea (and he's feeding the homeless), but I can just imagine the jerks trashing him.
Rotten business idea -- make money by making life more miserable for prisoners.
"Not guilty!" -- too bad a lie already destroyed your life.
3,800 years before their famous extinction, the dodos were in deep shit.
Faggots cause meteors.
Talk about an uneven match -- Tom Cotton challenges Javad Zarif to a debate.
Republic of Gilead looks at Scott Lively's increasingly-deranged hate rhetoric.
Nigel Farage jumps on the Christianist anti-gay bandwagon, probably dooming UKIP's hopes of becoming a major party. Wacko candidates remain a problem. The daughter of a party activist speaks out.
Rubio tries to lecture Obama on Middle East policy and commits a flabbergasting blunder (found via Horizons).
Secular Ethics debunks Christian arguments for anti-gay discrimination.
Baltimore was the scene of hideously brutal riots -- in 1812.
We've already had the debate on gay marriage, and the bad guys lost.
El Salvador shows the horrifying results of draconian abortion laws.
German car company Audi has invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel -- potentially a huge step forward in fighting global warming. Tesla's new house batteries could be another game changer once the price comes down -- more on them here.
Republican efforts to use Benghazi against Hillary will probably blow up in their faces, (found via Fair and Unbalanced).
The long-term effects of bullying are actually worse than those of abuse (found via GoodShit). Here's one victim who's speaking out and her shockingly unresponsive school authorities.
Why don't quick cuts in movies bother us? Because that's how we actually see the world all the time, we just don't realize it.
Hillary doesn't need the wingnuts (and probably couldn't win them anyway).
The young are with us -- not only more pro-gay but more pro-union too.
This is a rather bizarre choice for funeral entertainment (link from Shaw Kenawe).
Yo Jeb, how's that minority outreach going?
Here's a revealing photo report on last weekend's anti-gay "march for marriage" in Washington (found via Republic of Gilead, which now has its own report on the event posted).
Gosh, I wonder why conservatives have such difficulty appealing to women voters.
"Christian Science" isn't as harmless as you think.
Stay the hell away from the terrifying machineel tree (found via GoodShit).
Ramona's Voices and PM Carpenter talk sense about the Baltimore rioting, but will anyone give them a fair hearing?
Here's why science arrives at the truth and religion doesn't.