Token Skeptic Podcast – On Safe And Secular.org With Michael De Dora

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Over on the Token Skeptic podcast #184, you can hear the latest episode of the show - here's what we discussed.As you may have heard in the news this week, the American Food and Drug Administration has given a controversial Houston doctor the green light to continue providing experimental cancer treatments.The FDA has lifted restrictions on a clinical trial run by Stanislaw Burzynski, who for nearly 40 years has claimed that he has discovered natural substances that can fight certain … [Read more...]

Not-So Christian Charity To J.K Rowling, Tweets Dignity Project

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I had to look not twice, but three times at this Tweet:(Link goes to a screenshot of the Tweet taken by Tweeter jearle) - the Guardian article the Tweet in question links to is this one.I tried to find out more about the charity who said this about Harry Potter's author (who, in case you've wondered if there is any basis in fact about her stinginess, here's an summary about a few of the causes she's supported... oh, and "J.K. Rowling's charity giving knocks her off Forbes' … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Tony Abbott, President of the USA of Australia (Last Week Tonight)

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Unicorns And Cake – Recent Events And Links

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I've been away from social media a little bit (including chasing down emails) because I had a health scare recently and it's difficult to be enthusiastic about the online world when the offline world involves being a pincushion for blood tests and visiting radiotherapy (no knock against radiotherapists, but waiting rooms are scary places, especially when it mostly seems to be mothers and daughters) - naturally, it overshadows everything else.But yesterday I got to visit my niece, who has … [Read more...]

Atheist Foundation Of Australia Releases National Curriculum Submission

"Unfortunately, the secular and free nature of Australia is under attack by two main programs within the public school system: Special Religious Instruction (SRI) and the National Schools Chaplaincy and Secular Youth Worker Program (NSCSWP)." - AFAI'm fairly certain that you would have seen some recent Australian developments regarding these claims; The Friendly Atheist covered one development with Australian Group Protesting Public School Religious Indoctrination Puts Up a Billboard of … [Read more...]

The This Is What I Think Of You Below The Line Voting Guide To The Western Australian Senate Re-Election

For everyone who isn't in my part of the world, the Western Australian Senate re-election will be held on Saturday April 5.The reason why it's a re-election is because we voted last September, but a re-count was called for because the contest for the last two seats left were really close... and it was discovered that around 1300 ballot papers went missing. This isn't typical for this country, you'll be pleased to hear.So, we're back to the polls again.It is recommended that if you … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – David And Margaret (At The Movies) Review Scott Ludlam’s speech

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Little Kitten – Australian Election: A Game of Polls

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On Australia To Resettle Refugees In Papua New Guinea

Rod McGurk - http://news.yahoo.com/australia-send-refugees-papua-guinea-095228523.html CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive in the country by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as "very hard line," aims to deter an escalating number of asylum seekers who travel to Australia in rickety fishing boats fr … [Read more...]

Sorry To Break It To You, “The Fifth Estate”, But Australians Don’t Sound Like That

But I might see your film anyway.Perhaps.Benedict Cumberbatch being Julian Assange:(Besides, anything that's going to feature Stanley Tucci doing the sexy-thang with the glasses is going to make me guffaw at inappropriate moments during the more serious content.) … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Egypt : The Next President

This 12 year old boy is just stunningly, incredibly smart. Listen to him as he excoriates the Muslim Brotherhood, relentlessly dissecting their power grab for Egypt. … [Read more...]


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