Dec 152014
 

This here4’s an interesting attention-seeking stunt:

13 “Gay” Bakeries Deny Christian’s Request for Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake

Now, this is not *exactly* the same as the cases where gay couples were denied cakes from Christian bakeries, since here the guy is asking for a cake that specifically says “gay marriage is wrong” (as opposed to “straight/gay marriage is awesome” or some such). Still, the responses the guy gets are pretty interesting… they are pretty much the same responses the Christian bakeries would give, but with added expletives. It seems to me that if Side A can sue Side B to force Side B to bake a cake that has a message that Side B is uncomfortable with, then turnabout is legal fair play.

The language the guy gets from the Diverse Tolerant Equality Loving Folk is seriously NSFW. So crank it up in the office!

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My own opinion on the matter, since I’m sure y’all are terribly interested? It boils down to this: “Mask your contempt and cash the check.”

 Posted by at 11:45 pm
Dec 152014
 

According to some superstitions, it’s a bad idea to create a representation of a human face. And thus we have these dolls for the more unfortunate children of the world:

Deeni Dolls

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“There is an Islamic ruling which forbids the depiction of facial features of any kind and that includes pictures, sculptures and, in this case, dolls.

“I spoke to a religious scholar in Leicester who guided me through what was and what was not permissible when producing the product.

“The Deeni Doll has no face on it whatsoever and is Shariah compliant.”

The doll itself retails at £25 and, whilst it may not be the first of its kind in the world, it is thought to be the only one produced to such a high quality.

Ye gods. Sure, what do kids indoctrinated into a dehumanizing belief system really need? *Toys* that dehumanize them even more. If a child is taught that it is wrong for a doll to have facial features, it won’t be long before they come to understand that showing their own facial features is wrong. And thus they accept covering their own features and suppressing their individuality.

A common trope in sci-fi and fantasy is to have the massed forces of the enemy wearing uniforms that disguise their features – think “Imperial Stormtroopers.” One purpose of this is that if the enemies all look exactly the same, especially if they don’t have recognizable faces, then you can mow them down in industrial numbers and not give a damn. Because by eliminating their individuality, you are eliminating what makes them human. They are no more than robots made out of meat.

So… that’s what these jackholes are doing to their own children.

Sigh.

Oh, well. At least this idiocy provides an opportunity for mockery for the rest of us. By leaving the “faces” blank, they become the perfect canvases for “improvements.”

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 Posted by at 7:28 pm
Dec 102014
 

Peru riled by Greenpeace stunt at Nazca lines

Greenpissers set up some big ol’ yellow cloth letters next to one of the better known Nazca geoglyphs (the hummingbird). The problem here is that the surface is *really* fragile. The “Nazca lines” were originally made by simply scraping a thin layer of black dust off the whitish substrate; it’s easy to do, and easy to damage. The link above includes some Associated Press branded photos of the Greenpissers message, but if’n ya want an idea of what their little stunt did…

Before:

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After:

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 Posted by at 9:06 am
Dec 092014
 

Because that’d be fricken’ hilarious.

CIA ‘rectal fed and watered’ at least five detainees

Expect the 6,000+ page report on CIA torture to be The Big News for the next few weeks, with American media outlets tearing the thing apart word by word looking for details. You know, just like they *didn’t* do with the less-than-half-as-long Obamacare bill…

One of the claims is that torture proved pointless for getting actionable intelligence. Quite possible… the history of torture is replete with people saying whatever they think the torturer wants to hear. But if it’s true, then it indicates that the CIA really needs to streamline the process: line up a dozen or more captives (specifically, those caught engaged in combat but not wearing a recognizable uniform, thus putting them outside the protections of the Geneva conventions), gagged, bound but with eyes and ears open. Go to #1 and ask: “Gonna tell us what we want to know?” If he says “No,” you shoot him in the gut and move on to #2, rinse and repeat. At the end you take the remains, load them onto a C-17 and drop them behind enemy lines from 45,000 feet or so. A hell of a lot simpler, fast, cheaper than years of Guantanamo.

For extra awesomeness: take Dead Surt Worshipping Jihadi, freeze him solid within a special laser guided bomb casing (with the void volume filled with frozen Pykrete), and then use said LGB as a precision, low-collateral-damage way to take out specific high-value targets.

 Posted by at 3:56 pm
Dec 092014
 

50,000 gamers sign petition for Target to withdraw The Holy Bible from stores in response to the removal of Grand Theft Auto V…except they don’t actually sell it

As stunts go, it wasn’t a bad idea… but if you’re going to demand that a company not sell X because they don’t sell Y, you’d better make sure they actually sell X. otherwise you’ll look kinda stupid.

 

But on the other hand…

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If you’re a “journalist” and you’re going to report that Target doesn’t sell Bibles, maybe you aughtta check and see if they actually sell Bibles. Worse, if you’re Target, maybe you aught to know whether or not you sell Bibles afore you say you don’t.

But on the gripping hand… this is Target Australia, not Target US, so maybe AusTarget doesn’t sell Bibles. Hmmm…

 Posted by at 3:14 pm
Dec 022014
 

U.K. Security Experts Worried About Terrorist Attack Around Christmas

Counterterrorism officials in the U.S. and the United Kingdom have been quietly discussing an outright ban on hand-carried luggage aboard airplanes for weeks now … discussing whether to require that electronics such as cellphones, iPads and computers be placed in the cargo hold with checked baggage

Neat. Hours and hours and hours crammed into a tiny seat next to smelly strangers, behind some jackhole who slams his seat back int your knees… and no laptop or book or DVD player or such for you. You sit there and stare at that seatback and go slowly insane.

Thanks Surt worshippers. Y’all suck and your goals suck.

 Posted by at 10:26 am
Nov 282014
 

Assuming that this analysis is remotely close to accurate, there could be interesting times in Russia.

Is Russia Preparing to Ban Islam?

The argument goes that Russia is working away on banning the hijab because where the hijab goes, sharia law, Muslim supremacism and terrorism go. Further, a ninth century text apparently revered by Sunni Muslims has been banned because it promotes “exclusivity of one of the world’s religions.” And considering that the Koran does as well (and I imagine the Bible does too…), people are wondering how long it’ll be before the Koran is banned in Russia.

I’ll be over here popping some corn.

 Posted by at 1:40 am