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Durango Skeptics and Atheists Newsletter

September 2017
Greetings, Free Thinkers!
Welcome to the  Durango Skeptics and Atheists monthly newsletter. Here you will find information on upcoming group events, relevant newsworthy articles, and a sprinkle of miscellaneous items pertaining to our group. 

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  • September 20th- Monthly meeting at the Irish Embassy (come early to eat and socialize! Discussion starts around 6:20ish).

  • October 14th-  Book Club: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West by Dan Schultz See our Meetup page for more details.

  • October 28th-   A Very Spooky Halloween Party, hosted by Clint and Susan. See our Meetup Page for details!
Free Speech & Hate Speech: Kathleen and Robyn will lead the discussion on this important and timely topic. Something to consider in the meantime: Hate speech is free speech in America, making America a standout among westernized nations. Should it remain so in light of current events?

And don't forget to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Durango Food Bank!

Tim Pool: When Hate Speech Laws Backfire on the Far Left
In The News......
(News Items from around the Interwebs)
Secular News-
  • Why you should think twice before supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Cakes, you can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em: 
  • Interpreting the Bible Just Got More Complicated......  
  • Facebook Shuts Down Ex-Jehovah's Witness Group for Hate Speech
  • Want to assist with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts without giving to a religious organization? Foundation Beyond Belief is accepting donations.
Science/Skepticism News-
  • Are all infinities created equal?
  • "It’s often said that of all the published scientific research on climate change, 97% of the papers conclude that global warming is real, problematic for the planet, and has been exacerbated by human activity. But what about those 3% of papers that reach contrary conclusions?"
  • Don'tcha just hate it when that happens! 
  • Cassini may be gone, but check out these last gorgeous images of Saturn.
  • More on the dangers of chiropractic neck manipulation.

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Members Corner
Kickin it in the Underground.
Red pill or blue pill?

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the following members:

-Gay Klingenburg (Sept 4th)
-Lionel Di Giacomo (Sept 17th)
-Larry Leonard (Sept 28th)
-Becca Martinez (Sept 29th)
- Lou Fontana- a happy belated Birthday! (August 30th)


Members- please send your birthdate or other important dates to
Thanks To all Who Came Out For The
 Members Talk-

"The Testing and Economics of Colorado's Marijuana Industry"

A huge thank you to member Marc Masor for his enlightening talk and for sharing his "mystery" brownies with us!

Did you know? -  Recreational marijuana must be tested for bacterial, fungal, and heavy metal contamination but medical marijuana get's a free pass.

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