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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 25 2012

The religion that cried “wolf”

Those of you new to the blog may be unaware that I also contribute to Canadian Atheist, a group blog made up of a diverse group of atheists from across the country. It’s a good group, and I often get a chance to go full anti-theist and vent there in a way that I don’t …

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Jan 25 2012

Both sides of the coin

Most people who support a woman’s right to choose when to have children call themselves just that – pro choice. While most rankle at the lazy characterization of “pro-abortion”, I’m personally okay with it. I am for abortion access. I think every time someone makes the choice to have a child it should be celebrated, …

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Jan 24 2012

A surprising story (and a not-so-surprising one)

If you’ve been with the blog from the beginning, you know that I’m not really a fan of Malawi. From their persecution of ‘witches’, to their attitude about polygamy (that women should be under the protection of a man, so men should marry as many women as possible), to their backwards policy about homosexuality - let’s just …

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Jan 24 2012

Empower Health: Week 1

So last week I noticed, with more than a little consternation, that the Vancouver Sun has begun publishing a feature it calls Empower Health: Better health is not a destination. Your health is a journey of small steps, things you can do to improve your mental and physical well-being. Empowered Health is a new locally …

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Jan 23 2012

Kiva Project update

I received this e-mail last night: This is an update on your loan to Gulshan Mammadova in Azerbaijan. Thanks to you and 95 other Kiva Lenders, the $2,550.00 loan request in Azerbaijan has been 100% funded. This loan will be used for the purpose of: to purchase cleaning solutions Over the 20 months of this loan, Kiva’s …

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Jan 23 2012

Welcome a new friend

It brings me great pleasure (and no small amount of personal satisfaction) to welcome Natalie Reed to the FTBorg collective: My name is Natalie Reed, and I’m newly arrived here to Freethought Blogs. Before this move, I was a writer for the Skepchick network, and managing editor for sister siteQueereka. I’m young and grossly unqualified, but people …

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Jan 23 2012

Economists and Ethics

It’s something of an inevitability that when the various heinous acts of corporations are brought to light, the Economists march out in lock-step to explain to the dissenters A) how emotional and irrational the dissenters are acting and B) sure, isn’t this the best possible thing that could be happening for ‘those people’? This line …

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Jan 23 2012

Standing on the shoulders of assholes

First of all, I need to apologize for the visual that is now in your head (or will be shortly) of an asshole with shoulders. It’s an unfortunate byproduct of colliding metaphors. Here’s something to cleanse your mental palate: Many of us (myself included) have had the decidedly unpleasant experience of expressing the unpopular opinion in …

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Jan 20 2012

Movie Friday: Look Around You – “Ghosts”

So we spent a lot of time this week being skeptical about stuff that’s kind of outside the mainstream. Let’s get back to our skepty roots and enjoy this documentary about ghosts: Like this article? Follow me on Twitter!  

Jan 19 2012

Oh, and also…

IT’S THURSDAY!

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