Weekend Links

5 Ridiculous Natural Disaster Myths You Probably Believe.

– According to a UN report, Iran has its increased its persecution of non-Muslims.

An inside look at Sandy Hook truthers, the most despicable group of people on the Internet.

Is It Legal to Wear Nothing but Body Paint in Public?

– Colorado’s governor has signed into law a repeal of the state’s archaic adultery and “sexual immorality” statutes.

Saudi Arabia is still closed to foreign tourists, which is a shame because I was really looking forward to vacationing in a place where women are covered from head to toe, where alcohol is forbidden and where separation of the sexes is enforced by religious police. On second thought, that sounds worse than hell. Fuck Saudi Arabia!

– Speaking of Saudi Arabia, a recent study found that nearly half of Saudi women are beaten at home–most commonly by their husbands, but sometimes by fathers, brothers and even sons. Is there a worse place on Earth to be a woman than in Saudi Arabia?

– And finally, Snopes has the truth behind the supposed “North Korean propaganda video” making the rounds on the Internet.

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