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February 2018

TAMPA: Wicked Brews Book Group: Nomadland-Surviving America-Twenty-First Century

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
c.1949, 6905 North Orleans Avenue
Tampa, FL US

Jessica Bruder is a journalist who reports on subcultures and economic justice. In this work, Bruder is documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in our precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving – from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border.

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ACLU Happy hour. Chat with others who care about civil rights and liberties.

Thursday, February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Iberian Rooster (formerly Moscato’s) Underground, 475 Central Ave N, Zip: 33701
Saint Petersburg, FL US

CONSTITUTION UNCORKED: Thank you for supporting the ACLU in resisting threats to our democracy! Join us on Thursday, February 22 for a happy hour at Iberian Rooster in St. Petersburg and chat with others who care about civil rights and liberties. The event will feature a quote back, so bring your favorite quote to share with your friends and neighbors. Happy hour food and drink specials will be available. Admission is free (suggested donation of $25 at the door). Let…

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Saturday, February 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd
Tampa, FL US

Freethinking book and idea lovers are invited to discuss their latest literary, cultural, and philosophical forays focused on the selection of the month. Bruce has chosen "A Brief History of Everything," by Ken Wilber for our February 24 discussion: https://www.amazon.com/Brief-History-Everything-20th-Anniversary/dp/1611804523/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1517700843&sr=1-2&keywords=brief+history+of+everything John has chosen "Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)," by Nassim Nicholas Taleb for our March 31 meeting: https://www.amazon.com/Antifragile-Things-That-Disorder-Incerto/dp/0812979680/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&dpID=41yKG1SbjsL&dpPl=1&keywords=antifragile&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&qid=1517925256&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1. Our Mission: The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and…

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Xpost TAMPA: SkyWatch at MOSI Hosted by MARS Astronomy Club

Saturday, February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry), 4801 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617 US

• What we'll doAll Ages | 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Join the MOSI space experts in the staff parking lot to enjoy an evening of space exploration. Free for all, parking is $5. This is a MOSI event. M.A.R.S members provide support & assistance to the MOSI staff at SkyWatch events. Let MOSI staff know you're a member of M.A.R.S when you arrive. • What to bringBe weather wise. It's an outdoors event. • Important to know

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N. PINELLAS – CFI-TAMPA BAY Humanist Social Dinner

Monday, February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amarit Thai Restaurant, 328 East Lake Road South
Palm Harbor, US

• What we'll doPlease join us at this excellent Thai restaurant for some great food and enjoyable freethinking company. No grace and no invocation, promise! The deadline for RSVP's is Sunday Feb 25 at 11:30 pm. Limited to 20 reservations!!! This venue is wheelchair accessible. Late RSVP's please email David: sellonlyne @ gmail.com (sellonlyne@gmail.com). If you RSVP for this event and you are not able to attend, please change your Meetup status to "No" prior to the event. -----> Please…

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Center for Inquiry Condemns Trump’s Transgender Military Ban as Turning Back Progress

“Trump is singling out transgender Americans, a long-maligned group that is just now making significant gains toward equal treatment, to reward his supporters in the religious right”

Cancellation of Richard Dawkins Berkeley Event Baseless and Unconscionable [UPDATED]

“The idea that I have engaged in abusive speech against Islam is preposterous, which even the most rudimentary fact-checking by KPFA would have made clear,” said Prof. Dawkins.

Bill Nelson goes after Gov. Scott on climate change

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday criticized his likely 2018 rival Rick Scott during a Senate floor speech on climate change.