Why the Muslim hordes aren’t going to overrun us, and other stuff

From a very link-rich post at A Fistful of Euros focused on telling us who the people are that make such dire predictions of European demographic collapse and where there funding comes from, comes this long post from 2004 clarifying some demographic trends among muslim immigrant communities in France, particularly that the fertility rates in …

Saudi government to execute “witch” after extracted confession

I’ve seen a lot of justified outrage over this: The trial and conviction of an illiterate woman as a witch in Saudi Arabia. Yes, the Saudi legal system and government really are that backward, vicious and barbaric. As Human Rights Watch writes in its original report on the case: The religious police who arrested and …

Milking the fatties

Being Unhealthy Could Cost You Clarian Health is taking a novel approach to reducing health-care costs: It’s penalizing workers for indicators of poor health For employees at Clarian Health, feeling the burn of trying to lose weight will take on new meaning. In late June, the Indianapolis-based hospital system announced that starting in 2009, it …

Word

I have nothing to add to this As recently as the 1980s […] Ronald fucking Reagan could not-so-boldly call for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and be widely regarded as having departed only ever-so-slightly from the hardcore militant industrialist anti-communist line. Ronald Reagan! Mr. “Evil Empire” himself wanted, or so he claimed, to eliminate …

Deaths of the Haemoclysm, by religion

Parrotline has run the numbers of the death tolls of the various wars in the 20th-Century haemoclysm, separating them by religious affiliation. World War II is, quite wisely, listed separately because it’s a complex event and separating out all the religious affiliations involved is going to take the scholars until Doomsday. Numbers are shown for …

Jon Swift has a drawing assignment for you

Jon Swift: If Chris Muir drew Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, for example, he wouldn’t have bothered drawing a panel showing Lucy pulling the football away at the last minute when Charlie Brown tries to kick it. That would be too Old School for him. Instead, Muir would just have Lucy say, “Democrats always pull the football …