Drinking Skeptically: 7PM TONIGHT at Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant


Where: Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant (171 E. Bridge St., Homestead, PA 15120)

When: 7PM TONIGHT

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/236545144/

Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, atheists, humanists, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals. There is no specific topic. It is just an open discussion among fellow freethinkers about science, religion, skepticism, beer, dinner, life and leisure. Both teetotalers and those who imbibe moderately are equally welcomed. We generally meet the third or fourth Friday of each month, skipping August and December. 

We start gathering at 7 pm, but latecomers are more than welcome. To find us, just ask at host at the door when you arrive, where the Skeptics are gathering.  Hope to see you on Friday night!

Homestead, PA 15120 – USA

Friday, January 20 at 7:00 PM

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Drinking Skeptically

Friday, Jan 20, 2017, 7:00 PM

13 Skeptics Attending

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CFI Monthly Lecture Meeting!: 1/25/2017 at First Unitarian Church


Where: First Unitarian Church (605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)

When: 1/25/2017

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/236655027/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh

Welcome to CFI’s monthly lecture night series!

This month, a local member Jeff Prebeg, will be addressing activism and what we can do to fight potential changes in the coming years. This is going to be a fun, more interactive talk than just a straight lecture, so be prepared with some questions, ideas, and thoughts on what you would like to accomplish or how you would like us to service the community.

Each month (with the exception of August and December) we feature a presentation/lecture on a variety of topics.  Our primary focus is on science, but we also have talks on skepticism and humanism and beyond.  We try to structure the meetings to begin with a presentation that leaves time for great discussions and Q&A sessions afterward. We try to post the topic and speaker bio as soon as that information is known — please check back soon. If you have speaker suggestions and/or ideas that are in keeping with our mission, please feel free to email your suggestions to pgh@centerforinquiry.net

See you there!

P.S.  We usually head to Ali Baba’s on nearby Craig Street at 5:30 p.m. for a pre-lecture or pre-movie dinner. Please leave a comment below if you are coming to dinner so we can include you in the reservation. Thanks!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accommodations.


Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 PM

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CFI Monthly Lecture Meeting!

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

16 freethinkers Attending

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Drinking Skeptically: 1/20/2017 at Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant


Where: Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant (171 E. Bridge St., Homestead, PA 15120)

When: 1/20/2017

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/236545144/

Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, atheists, humanists, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals. There is no specific topic. It is just an open discussion among fellow freethinkers about science, religion, skepticism, beer, dinner, life and leisure. Both teetotalers and those who imbibe moderately are equally welcomed. We generally meet the third or fourth Friday of each month, skipping August and December. 

We start gathering at 7 pm, but latecomers are more than welcome. To find us, just ask at host at the door when you arrive, where the Skeptics are gathering.  Hope to see you on Friday night!

Homestead, PA 15120 – USA

Friday, January 20 at 7:00 PM

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Drinking Skeptically

Friday, Jan 20, 2017, 7:00 PM

6 Skeptics Attending

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Book Cellar History Pop-Up Sale : 10AM TODAY at Mt Lebanon Public Library


Where: Mt Lebanon Public Library (16 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15228)

When: 10AM TODAY

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/236510020/

Book Cellar History Pop-Up Sale
Saturday, January 14, 10AM – 3PM

The Book Cellar has received a large donation of good-quality history books. Many of the titles are rare and unusual, not often found in the used bookstore inventory. They cover a wide range of historical interest: American history, world history, World Wars I and II, U.S. Civil War, some non-European and Asian titles also. The entire collection will be on display for one day only in Meeting Room A. Please, no preview.

Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 AM

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Book Cellar History Pop-Up Sale

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017, 10:00 AM

3 Skeptics Attending

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Today I’m feeling more optimistic than ever


Today is the first day since Herr Dumpfenfuhrer won the general election that I’m starting to feel really optimistic about the near future.  I think it’s only fair that I share my glee with everyone in need of a good shot of optimism.

The events that have transpired over the past couple of days are what have lifted my spirits.

  • The Roosky’s have made it known that they have some very weird stuff on Herr D.  He even alluded that it has something do with his “germaphobia” so I look forward to the Press doing a little more digging on that comment.
  • Herr D’s immediate denial and denunciations of what the Roosky’s say they have on him.  Denials and denunciations of this sort are definite red flags.  To top it all off, he keeps reminding everyone that, “Putin likes him, and that’s a good thing!”  Oh, this is not going to end well.
  • Herr D’s announcement that he clearly intends to see if he can simply ignore the ethical and conflict of interest charges that he faces by not fully disclosing his financial stakes and furthermore believes that he can just “turn everything over” to his kids and his problems will disappear.  Oh man, if he gets away with this, he is Batman.
  • Herr D’s first post-election “news conference.”  I watched every second of it.  I think I burned 3600 calories in laughter.  Seriously now, did anyone really expect to see something else, something perhaps, a little less “Trumpish?”  Really?

It’s becoming crystal clear me that this idiot (as well as his entire “team”) has absolutely no clue about what he’s doing.  None.  Each and every day facts and rumors and Tweets emerge that promise to do nothing but keep him (and his entire regime) ensconced in scandal, conflicts and confusion at every conceivable level, complete chaos, the likes of which we have never experienced in American politics in our lifetime, and that includes the horrible days of “I am not a crook,” Tricky Dickey.

I was so happy to witness the so-called news conference that Herr D held, his first since July of 2016.  I laughed so hard, so many times, that I thought I was going to need to take a couple of Valium to relax my stomach muscle spasms.  Just as I expected, nothing – absolutely nothing – has changed since his “rally days.”  The Orange-Haired Orangutan was just as rambling, flighty and incoherent as he has ever been, maybe even worse.  He still uses the tired, old language of a 5th grader to address the concerns of the Press, his continued fight with American intelligence agencies is getting much worse, the pursuit of policy directions are at odds with those of his own party…  all of this lead me to conclude that only one outcome awaits in Herr Drumpfenfuhrer’s future: catastrophe.  Implosion, crash and burn, total collapse, all resulting from his own lack of diplomatic and governing experience and, of course, his own cosmic-level stupidity all come to mind.

I believe that there is now only one thing left for us to do: keep up the pressure that the Press and our Congressional reps thoroughly pursue and investigate every claim made by his critics (and the Press) and to hold him to account for every asinine thing that he has already committed and is surely to continue committing.  Furthermore, I’m pretty confident that we’re going to have ample opportunities to do this very thing on an almost hourly basis; and the more opportunities that we all have, the greater the chances are that his regime will immediately implode in Constitutional crises.  I’m willing to wager that the OHO’s own Party will have him dragged off the stage by brutes wearing white suits and a white-knuckle grip on their Tasers.  As I’ve expressed in an earlier post, hopefully, the action will all be televised.  I hope to see it on CNN first.

Oh, I nearly forgot, one more thing: we gotta’ make sure that the heretofore mentioned implosion occurs way before the dufas gets access to the country’s nuke codes.  Once that threshold is even briefly transgressed, it’s time to get limber on those deep-waist bends.  It won’t be long before we’re forced to head back north and say our final, “goodbye.”

Maybe we could petition the Prez. to change the combination locks on the suitcase he’ll be carrying with him as he steps into the lube on the Trump Inter-Continental Airmobile©. (formerly known as Air Force One) to take revenge on Mexico for refusing to pay for his stupid wall.
© 2017 Trump Empire

 

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CFI Discussion Group: 7PM TONIGHT at Tan Lac Vien


Where: Tan Lac Vien (2114 Murray Ave (Squirrel Hill), Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

When: 7PM TONIGHT

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/234973651/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh

Hi Everyone,

This month, we are going to have a two-fold discussion. First and foremost, we need to discuss how best to accommodate our increased attendance and make for more manageable discussions. After that, our actual discussion topic is to look at the question of cultural sensitivity. Most liberal leaning people have no trouble siding with the Sioux tribes in their dispute with the oil pipeline company in the Dakotas. But what about the native Hawaiian peoples and their objection to building a massive (30-meter) telescope observatory on Maunakea? How much respect and/or sensitivity do we need to have for indigenous cultures and their beliefs/superstitions? Is it cultural insensitivity to ignore cultural superstitions when they interfere with the advancement of a greater good for the overall cultural community? Where do we draw the line – if at all?

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accommodations.

Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 PM

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CFI Discussion Group

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017, 7:00 PM

18 freethinkers Attending

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Book Cellar History Pop-Up Sale : 1/14/2017 at Mt Lebanon Public Library


Where: Mt Lebanon Public Library (16 Castle Shannon Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15228)

When: 1/14/2017

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/236510020/

Book Cellar History Pop-Up Sale
Saturday, January 14, 10AM – 3PM

The Book Cellar has received a large donation of good-quality history books. Many of the titles are rare and unusual, not often found in the used bookstore inventory. They cover a wide range of historical interest: American history, world history, World Wars I and II, U.S. Civil War, some non-European and Asian titles also. The entire collection will be on display for one day only in Meeting Room A. Please, no preview.

Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 AM

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Book Cellar History Pop-Up Sale

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017, 10:00 AM

3 Skeptics Attending

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Brunching Skeptically: 11AM TODAY at The Porch at Schenley


Where: The Porch at Schenley (221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)

When: 11AM TODAY

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Skeptics/events/236285770/

Come meet some like-minded folks of all ages and have a great brunch at the same time. This month, we are headed back indoors to The Porch at Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland.  All ages welcomed. 

Brunching Skeptically is brought to you the 1st Sunday of most months by the Steel City Skeptics, which is part of the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason. For more information on these groups or our other events, go to: http://unitedcor.org/…

Sunday, January 8 at 11:00 AM

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Brunching Skeptically

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017, 11:00 AM

16 Skeptics Attending

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CFI Discussion Group: 1/12/2017 at Tan Lac Vien


Where: Tan Lac Vien (2114 Murray Ave (Squirrel Hill), Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

When: 1/12/2017

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/234973651/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh

Hi Everyone,

This is our monthly discussion group.  I post the discussion topic a few weeks in advance; stay tuned for more information. Please feel free to submit discussion topics to: pittsburghsecularfreethinkers@gmail.com

See you there!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accommodations.

Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 PM

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CFI Discussion Group

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017, 7:00 PM

6 freethinkers Attending

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CFI Social Night: 7PM TONIGHT at Sharp Edge Bistro


Where: Sharp Edge Bistro (922 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)

When: 7PM TONIGHT

RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/CFI-Pittsburgh/events/232928525/

Center for Inquiry – Pittsburgh

Welcome to the Center For Inquiry’s monthly social night, held every first Tuesday of the month at the Sharp Edge in the Cultural District downtown.  Come and socialize with like-minded friends.

See you there!

To learn about all the secular groups in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Coalition of Reason website…and you can follow Pittsburgh Secular Freethinkers and CFI on Facebook!

*CFI-Pittsburgh strives to be an ADA compliant organization.  Please email pgh@centerforinquiry.net to request accomodations.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222 – USA

Tuesday, January 3 at 7:00 PM

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CFI Social Night

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017, 7:00 PM

15 freethinkers Attending

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