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February 19, 2008

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more stupiderer, a recent US university massacre has apparently triggered a push for more guns on the campus:

IN WHAT seems a distinctly American response to a distinctly American problem, last week’s Illinois university shooting appears only to have spurred a push to allow students to carry guns.

An internet-based lobby, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, wants lawmakers to overrule university boards that ban guns on campus, so that staff and students could arm themselves against mass killers.

I am literally speechless. (Lucky I can still type.) Where do you start with insane troll logic like this?

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Firstly, apologies for the gratuitous Monty python quote.

Secondly, Saudi Arabia is planning to execute a woman convicted of being a witch. WTF?

Human Rights Watch has appealed to Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of a woman convicted of witchcraft.

In a letter to King Abdullah, the rights group described the trial and conviction of Fawza Falih as a miscarriage of justice.

The illiterate woman was detained by religious police in 2005 and allegedly beaten and forced to fingerprint a confession that she could not read.

Among her accusers was a man who alleged she made him impotent.

So not only does it look like she was fit up, but the crime is witchcraft. Doesn’t anybody else see a problem with that?

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In case you’re interested, the asteroid TU24 has passed it’s point of closest approach, and we appear to have avoided fiery liquid death. (Although my coffee was a little cold this morning … Gah! Curse you TU24!)

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The image above is a pointlessly alarming graphic that is at best tangentially related to the following post. Silly I know, but all the cool kids are doing it.

If you don’t believe me, take a look at this ridiculously alarmist video that now seems to be making the rounds on Facebook. The video makes a few vague slaps at NASA and the evil scientific establishment before launching into a presentation on apparently potential dire consequences of the asteroid TU24 passing close* to the Earth.

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It just doesn’t end.

If you thought that this ten minutes of madness was frightening, Gawker is now hosting four new clips of the Jesus of Scientology.

Is it possible that is he actually as insane as he sounds?

Well, he talks like a lunatic, and he walks like a lunatic, so I guess you’ll have to draw your own conclusions.

*Quack*

I was eventually going to get around to posting this, but it looks like I waited too long and YouTube have yanked the original “due to a copyright claim by Church of Scientology International”. This sort of thing is nothing new for the Church of Scientology.

So I’ve had a poke around my feeds and found a few versions that have yet to be stepped on:

via Defamer

via Popsugar

via Gawker

Give yourself a little treat. Watch. Consider. And most importantly, learn*.

UPDATED TO ADD: Rebecca reports that Gawker has just been threatened with copyright infringement. Surprise surprise. Hurry and watch it while you still can!

Thanks to Skepchick, Pharyngula and The Rogues Gallery for the links.

* Well, learn the true meaning of schadenfreude anyway.

Yikes. Is Will Smith a Scientologist?

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