In the twelfth recording session me, Lana, Mike, Rene and Dave discuss gun violence and gun control, the beepocalypse, GMO pot and an archbishop who didn't realize raping kids was a crime. For the first 24 hours the episode is available only on Gumroad or Patreon
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Here's a bunch of links to the gun news that we were talking about
Here are some stories about GMO pot
Does pot have the ability to stop seizures? I don't think a parent survey counts as data but perhaps this would be worth some research
One in four Canadians declare affiliation to no religion, but why are so many ‘nones’ surprisingly religious?
The patron saint of podcasting http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=20095
Letting Go of God by Jill Sobule
http://juliasweeney.com/letting-go-of-god/ I was going to post a link to a dvd copy on Amazon but it looks like it's not available on Canadian Amazon.
The "Friends of Science" deny climate change on a billboard in Calgary http://www.iflscience.com/environment/friendsofscience-organization-do-not-fucking-love-science
Bees, bees and more bees
Gwen Pearson aka the bug girl was on the skeptic's guide to the universe talking about the bees and that's kind of what prompted the interest in the subject. I've been in contact with her and she sent me some links related to the subject
Here's a few links I found on my own. I had very little luck finding anything I considered really reliable.
Here’s a report from greenpeace that seems pretty in depth and well sourced http://sos-bees.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/BeesInDecline.pdf
And finally we get to the story about the archbishop who didn't know that priests raping kids was illegal http://www.nbcnews.com/news/religion/st-louis-archbishop-didnt-know-sex-children-was-crime-n127291
Podcast shout out this episode is Skeptically Challenged
My apologies to Ross Balch from the Skeptically Challenged podcast. I definitely pronounced your name wrong.
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Music for intro and outro was Lies by the Thousands by Jet Set Satellite from the album Blueprint
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