Archive | February, 2014

FF Podcast (Audio): James Randi (Conversations for a Cause)

FF Podcast (Audio): James Randi (Conversations for a Cause)

James Randi

Conversations for a Cause returns with an interview with The Amazing Randi. We ask him about The Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge and his experiences in testing fantastic claims by people who call themselves psychic.

You may also download the podcast file here.




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A Conversation with James Randi

A Conversation with James Randi

Conversations for a Cause returns with an interview with The Amazing Randi. We ask him about The Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge and his experiences in testing fantastic claims by people who call themselves psychic.

You may also download the video file here.

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Freethinkers Meetup, Saturday, March 1, 2014

DSC02306Location: Moshi Moshi, Regis Center Katipunan
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Google Map: http://goo.gl/eEjqTd

Topics:
1) The Future of Loneliness: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/her/
2) The Challenge of Masculine Intimacy: www.salon.com/2013/12/08/american_mens_hidden_crisis_they_need_more_friends/
3) Legal Parental Surrender: http://judgybitch.com/2013/07/10/legal-parental-surrender-is-not-morally-equivalent-to-an-abortion-and-no-amount-of-bitchy-sarcasm-will-make-it-so-yeah-amanda-marcotte-im-talking-to-you/
4) Demystifying the Cybercrime Law

After the meetup we usually go for dinner and drinks somewhere nearby. If you’re not a meetup regular and can’t make it for the meetup but would like to go for the post meetup, please indicate on a post in the wall or comment so we can contact you.

Got questions about the meetup? Contact us at 0927 323 3532

* Newbies are welcome and admission is free.
* Early birds get to play board/video/party games with the group.
* Look for the FF sign (or the group of smart, sexy people).
* There is no required age, religion, philosophy, or IQ level.
* Discussions are informal yet intelligent (most of the time).
* You don’t have to talk; you can just sit in and listen.

RSVP on Facebook (optional)

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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Location: Holy Trinity Church, 48 McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Google Map: http://goo.gl/wCMAl

FF Darwin Date (That’s also a meetup)

Topics and Activities:

1) The Value of Debating Creationists
2) The Evolution of FF
3) Dating Games
4) Party Games
5) Dinner and Drinks

After the meetup we usually go for dinner and drinks somewhere nearby. If you’re not a meetup regular and can’t make it for the meetup but would like to go for the post meetup, please indicate on a post in the wall or comment so we can contact you.

Got questions about the meetup? Contact us at 0927 323 3532

* Newbies are welcome, and admission is free.
* Early birds get to play board/video/party games with the group.
* Look for the FF sign (or the group of smart, sexy people).
* There is no required age, religion, philosophy, or IQ level.
* Discussions are informal yet intelligent (most of the time).
* You don’t have to talk; you can just sit in and listen.

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FF Podcast (Audio) 30: GMA-Bishop Anti-RH Alliance in Supreme Court

FF Podcast (Audio) 30: GMA-Bishop Anti-RH Alliance in Supreme Court

FF Podcast 30: GMA-Bishop Anti-RH Alliance in Supreme Court

This week, we talk about suspicious links between former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Catholic Church hierarchy, and certain Supreme Court Justices, regarding the RH Law now facing the highest court in the land.

You may also download the podcast file here.




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FF Podcast 30: GMA-Bishop Anti-RH Alliance in Supreme Court

FF Podcast 30: GMA-Bishop Anti-RH Alliance in Supreme Court

This week, we talk about suspicious links between former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Catholic Church hierarchy, and certain Supreme Court Justices, regarding the RH Law now facing the highest court in the land.

You may also download the podcast file here.

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FF Podcast (Audio): DJ Grothe of JREF (Conversations for a Cause)

FF Podcast (Audio): DJ Grothe of JREF (Conversations for a Cause)

This week, we talk with DJ Grothe, President of the James Randi Educational Foundation. We discuss freethought, scientific skepticism, and social justice activism.

You may also download the podcast file here.




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A Conversation with DJ Grothe of JREF

A Conversation with DJ Grothe of JREF

This week, we talk with DJ Grothe, President of the James Randi Educational Foundation. We discuss freethought, scientific skepticism, and social justice activism.

You may also download the video file here.

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Anti-RH Supreme Court Justices and the Arroyo Connection

We have confirmed through reliable sources within the Supreme Court that the instigator of the ongoing hold order against the Reproductive Health Law was Justice Arturo Brion, who was appointed by GMA and has supported her throughout her administration and, it appears, beyond that. He penned the dissenting opinion on Arroyo’s electoral sabotage charges, coming out in favor of her. He maintained this position when the motion was reconsidered. He also voted to grant Arroyo’s travel request.

He also made his sentiments on RH clear.

The other identified Justices leading the Anti-RH camp in the Supreme Court are Justices Teresita de Castro and Roberto Abad. Abad joined Brion in the travel request vote. De Castro, with Abad, joined Brion in his dissenting opinions on both times Arroyo’s alleged electoral sabotage faced the high court.

Over the last month it has been observed that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo entertained a series of visits from prominent leaders of the Catholic Church. From Bishops Tirona, Odchimar, Marquez, Talamayan, and Villena to Lipa Archbishop Arguelles, ex-president GMA, currently under hospital dentention on plunder charges, has no shortage of friends claiming the authority of the Almighty. With her close ties to the Church, she maintained throughout her presidency opposition to all forms of the reproductive health law.

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The former president has had a history of making deals with the Catholic Church hierarchy, purchasing their silence with checks for luxury SUVs. What is notable now is that even Archbishop Oscar Cruz, formerly a vocal opponent of hers, has visited her and is now calling for her to be moved to a more comfortable state of house arrest.

Other luminaries gracing the former president’s place of detention include pro-life partylist BUHAY’s representative Lito Atienza. GMA’s spokesperson confirmed that they discussed the passage of the RH law.

Legal experts and some members of the Supreme Court itself showed that the arguments supporting the SQA border on the farcical. This was further demonstrated by Anti-RH arguments from Francisco Tatad.

We know that the Supreme Court is supposed to be impartial, but we also know that GMA has subverted that impartiality to her benefit in the past. Given the circumstances surrounding the core Anti-RH bloc in the Supreme Court, it is not unreasonable to suspect that former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has recruited the Catholic Church leaders’ support in exchange for influencing the high court’s ruling on the Reproductive Health Law.

Image Credit: Westcrosse via Wikimedia Commons

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FF Podcast (Audio) 29: Vhong Navarro and “Important Things”

FF Podcast (Audio) 29: Vhong Navarro and “Important Things”

This week, we talk about Vhong Navarro and more “important things” people should be talking about.

You may also download the podcast file here.




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FF Podcast 29: Vhong Navarro and “Important Things”

FF Podcast 29: Vhong Navarro and “Important Things”

This week, we talk about Vhong Navarro and more “important things” people should be talking about.

You may also download the podcast file here.

Filipino Freethinkers Podcast feed

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Filipino Freethinkers podcast on iTunes

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