Tyler Legare from our friends at the So You Think You’re a Skeptic podcast joins us to talk about his project and help us with a number of recent events, including a prediction for the date of World War III; Quebec passes Bill 62, which requires faces to be uncovered for those receiving any public services; Laura Penny believes the clear and present danger to free speech on college campuses is a figment of the far right’s collective imagination; a British judge has ruled that gender segregation in an Islamic school is discriminatory; In Catholic Watch, Pope Francis turns comedian when he says – and I kid you not – Putting God first doesn’t mean avoiding reality; and finally, tomorrow is the start this year’s flu shot season and this year’s flu is promising to be a nasty one, so get vaccinated!
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Shaun King, a noted activist, claims that whiteness protects against the terrorism label being applied. (Timothy McVeigh? Any one? Any one?) In London, UK, commuters panic upon hearing Bible verses in a train platform; Smuding ceremonies in Regina public schools; The US votes against a UN resolution which condemns the death penalty for blasphemy and homosexuality; A candidate for Calgry school trustee in the upcoming civic elections blames the Edmonton terror attack on the LGBT community; Anti-choice Conservative MP Rachel Harder fails to win her bid to chair the Status of Women House Committee; In “The Regressive Left Files”, Bruce Gilley’s controversial paper published in Third World Quarterly titled “The Case for Colonialism” has been withdrawn by publisher Taylor & Francis due to threats of violence.
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