Friday, May 04, 2012

Friday ADHD links

Introducing a feature carried over from my Protein Wisdom guest-blogging days, hope you like some of these...

Further disproof of the notion that education deters terrorism: A Maryland honor student pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to help a Pennsylvania woman known as "Jihad Jane" plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had offended some Muslims.

Black hole observed eating sun-sized star in real-time. Took the astronomers a year to figure out what they were looking at, though. Amazing that we have the capability AND the interest to discover these things.

Zombie communism. The perfect is still the enemy of the good. It's appalling to think that there are still thinkers out there for whom a 100 million body count is not an automatic anathema for a political idea. It's like Richard John Neuhaus of First Things, now edited by J. Bottum, once said, "Socialism is the religion people get when the lose their religion."

Euthanasia without express consent was reported to be on the rise in Belgium last autumn. I just discovered this blog, of the director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

Middle East feminist Mona Eltahawy gives it to female hating Muslims hot and strong here. One of the debate squashers at LoonWatch weighs in with her cloud of squid ink response here.