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Radio Freethinker Episode 168 – Jane the Ripper Edition

Posted by Don McLenaghen on May 29, 2012

This week:

– Celebrity cannibalism,
– There’s too much water in the oceans ,
Taxes, the real story (Part 2 of 3 interview with Seth Klein),
– has the identity of Jack the Ripper finally been discovered?

Download the episode here!

Topics:
Celebrity cannibalism

We discuss the recent “auctioned dinner” of an artist who cooked his amputated genitalia. On top of other recent stories, has cannibalism become acceptable and a new celebrity fad? 

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There’s too much water in the oceans

New research shows that there is more water in the oceans of the globe. We thought it was because of global warming but there appears to be another ancient source.

Groundwater withdrawals as a percentage of groundwater recharge

The disappearing water from Indian

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Taxes, the real story

Don’s sits down with Seth Klein in the Radio Free Thinker virtual studio and discusses Taxes, the real story: What comprises our ‘taxes’, are they progressive or regressive, do corps. pay their share and what is a Fair Tax Counsel?.

Seth Klein is director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for BC.

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Has the identity of Jack the Ripper finally been discovered?

We discuss the mythology of Jack the Ripper and a new book that makes a (poor) case that the ripper may have been a woman.

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Skeptical Highlights:

Unveiling the Universe

CERN Director General Rolf Heuer will speak at Science World at TELUS World of Science to engage the public with the many scientific adventures taking place at CERN, including ephemeral neutrinos that apparently disobeyed Einstein’s laws, doppelganger-like anti-atoms likely never before seen in the universe, and the frantic search for the one fundamental particle to rule them all, the Higgs.

When: Sunday June 3, 2012 @ 6pm
Where: Science World
Cost: Free tickets
NOTE: OMNIMAX seating sold out

“Casseroles Night in Canada”

“Casserole” demonstration set for Vancouver in support of Quebec protesters. The clanging of pots and pans is set to make its way to Vancouver this Wednesday evening as part of a series of country-wide protests being organized in support of student demonstrations in Quebec.

When:Wednesday, May 30 @ 8pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
Cost: Free

Skeptics in the Pub – New West

The Skeptics in the Pub Port Moody has moved to New Westminster. It is now right beside the Columbia Skytrain Station at The Met Bar and Grill.Why not start off with a Sunday brunch and some sKepticism. Since this new location is transit friendly I expect to see a great turnout of Vancouver skeptics.

Where: The Met Bar and Grill (411 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC)
When: Sunday, June 3, 2012 @ 1pm
Cost: Free

One Response to “Radio Freethinker Episode 168 – Jane the Ripper Edition”

  1. “Celebrity cannibalism” is my favorite phrase from this week.

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