Thursday Links

RIP Harry Reems.

– The European Parliament has approved a measure to “eliminate” gender stereotypes while rejecting the provision that would have banned all pornography in the European Union.

CNN comes dangerously close to becoming The Onion.

5 Ways Statistics Are Used to Lie to You Every Day.

– The Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a Minnesota woman who was fined $222,000 for illegally sharing 24 songs.

The 11 Most Absurd Lies Conservatives Are Using to Brainwash America’s School Kids.

– A New York state judge has struck down Bloomberg’s large soda ban–the day before it was supposed to go into effect.

– The Iranian government is considering suing Hollywood over its portrayal in the film Argo.

Saudi Arabia may transition from beheadings to firing squads due to a shortage of swordsmen. This is in keeping with the country’s tourism slogan: Saudi Arabia–where the horrors of the past are still happening.

– An anti-Islam group is putting quotes from Islamic terrorists on San Francisco city buses, leading to accusations of hate speech. So now apparently pointing out others’ hate speech is hate speech.

Colombian model claims that female hormones injected into chickens are turning children gay.

– Mississippi’s governor has signed an “Anti-Bloomberg” bill that prohibits municipalities from putting limits on food or drink portions. Now if they could just extend this libertarianism to the state’s alcohol laws…

– And finally, 23 Vicious and Masterful Atheist Takedowns.

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