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RFT Ep 244 – Free Trade Edition

Posted by Don McLenaghen on February 25, 2014

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Don’s Harangue :

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In the lead up to the Sochi games, a lot of press has been focused on the almost certainty of a terrorist attack, if not at the games themselves then else were in Russia. Well, the games have come and gone and no booms. What have we learned? Perhaps the difference between the mythical beast called Terrorism (capital ‘T’) and the tactic used by disparate (and desperate) peoples .

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Free Trade – now and then

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On the 25th Anniversary of CAFTA and 20th for NAFTA, we take a look at free trade and what to be looking at with the pending Trans Pacific Partnership. Have we reaped the promises of free trade or just suffered its ills?

And what is the TPP? Should be worried or does it promise prosperity in our future? (Hint: its been negotiated in secret for a reason…not a good one).
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Guest Clip

QualiaSoup – Open minded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T69TOuqaqXI

As skeptics, we are often accused of being closed minded by peddlers of pseudoscience, alt-med, and believers in supernatural. To help explain why this an inverted position, we have a guest clip from QualiSoup, who does a good takedown on why proponents of Woo are really the closed minded.
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Guest Clip

SciShow – Taboo Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_dEsw1Ff1U

We close the show with another guest clip from SciShow which talks about the topic of taboo science…are there areas or topics that should be out-of-bounds for science?
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