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Last Cosmos episode with special guest speakers - For those interested in seeing Michael Shermer and Bill Nye the science guy at the Regency theater for the last Cosmos episode, there are only 22 seats left.  Might want to buy them soon if you're intending on coming to this very entertaining evening! Bruce G. Jun 1, 2012 1:17 PM
Saturday's lectures were awesome - - If you can't make our conference today, Sunday <May 20th you can always watch Sundays lectures - over 8 hours worth - on-line HERE:   http://secure.campaigner.com/C­amp Bruce G. May 20, 2012 12:15 AM
Can't make the conference this weekend? Watch it LIVE on-line or on-demand - Can't make the conference this weekend?  Watch it LIVE on-line or on-demand     See more info here: http://secure.campaigner.com/C­ampai Bruce G. May 18, 2012 11:56 PM
My apologies - Joshua Tree Camp Trip planning meeting - My apologies for sending out the meetup for the planning meeting for the Joshua Tree camp trip. I should have sent that only to those who had RSVP'd yes to that meetup. Please just delete that notice. Thanks! Jan   Jan R. May 9, 2012 9:48 AM
My apologies - Joshua Tree Camp Trip planning meeting - My apologies for sending out the meetup for the planning meeting for the Joshua Tree camp trip. I should have sent that only to those who had RSVP'd yes to that meetup. Please just delete that notice. Thanks! Jan   Jan R. May 9, 2012 9:48 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - I am interested. Walter D. May 3, 2012 1:08 AM
RE: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - Not me. No, no, no, Christine B. Apr 30, 2012 4:46 PM
New invite to participate in a Memorial Day parade. - We have an invite to support all the atheist/agnostic soldiers in the military by participating in a Memorial Day parade in Canoga Park.  I wanted to know if there are any vets in this meetup group. Also, I'd like to know if there is any inter Bruce G. Apr 26, 2012 2:35 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - yes, count me in for this. On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM, billy bakeman < [address removed] > wrote: Willard B. Apr 25, 2012 1:37 PM
Add Your Voice to Support Jailed Atheist in Indonesia - URGENT: Add Your Voice to Support Jailed Atheist in Indonesia In January, Alexander Aan, a 30-year-old in West Sumatra, Indonesia, posted messages to Facebook expressing his lack of belief in God, as well as some satirica Bruce G. Apr 25, 2012 9:39 AM
This Wednesday's Monthly Meeting rescheduled to May 1 - Due to a prediction of heavy rain, we have rescheduled this Wednesday's meeting to Tuesday, May 1.   Hope to see you here.   B Bruce G. Apr 23, 2012 5:51 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - Although their arguments suck, there are plenty of apologists who are good people and generally personable. Pitts is not one of these apologists. Sent from my iPhone On Apr 23, 201 user 1. Apr 23, 2012 4:40 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - Is there really any other choice for an apologist? It's all defense with no offense, so you gotta have a bag of decoys to rely on. Like a magician. Or, better yet, they're like the 2 Chris P. Apr 23, 2012 4:33 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - Very William Lain Craig -esk. Puts words in his opponents mouths, creates strawmen, will deviate from topic to make himself look better. Only debates in front of a theistic crowd. Condescending, accusatory, user 1. Apr 23, 2012 4:11 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - All I could find out about this guy were his academic credentials.  What can you say about him substantially? On Apr 23,[masked]:43 PM, "Evan Robinson" < [address removed] & Sarah Z. Apr 23, 2012 3:48 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - Just a warning: this is the guy Alex and I debated. It was unpleasant. On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Evan Robinson < evkero@yah user 3. Apr 23, 2012 3:42 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Atheist Debater Wanted - The topic? Sent from my iPhone On Apr 23, 2012, at 2:12 PM, Bruce Gleason < [address removed] > wrote: user 1. Apr 23, 2012 3:38 PM
Atheist Debater Wanted - There's a debate scheduled in Temcula at the Linfield Christian High School in Temecula, CA. The school is hosting a debate with Andrew Pitts of Rancho Community Church on May 10 at 9!!AM.   If anyone is interested Bruce G. Apr 23, 2012 2:11 PM
RE: [backyard-skeptics] Re: [backyard-skeptics] - Everyone, please report spammers on their member profile. C Phil Apr 19, 2012 5:36 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Re: [backyard-skeptics] - I have worked from home it is possible to make a good living. This however, is a joke your right Andrew they should be posting it in religious groups... posting it a skeptics group? LOL On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM, And Cat Apr 19, 2012 12:53 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Re: [backyard-skeptics] - If I could work at home, nothing would ever get done and I wouldn't get paid! Lol.  Why do people think they can get everything from nothing?  Must be a religious thing! Just pray and god will send you a check! On Thu Andrew T. Apr 19, 2012 12:43 PM
RE: [backyard-skeptics] Re: [backyard-skeptics] - shannon and all please don't send these Get Rich Qui tracy Apr 19, 2012 12:43 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] - SPAMER?? On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Shannon < [address removed] > wrote: Cat Apr 19, 2012 12:39 PM
(no subject) - .Enormous earnings staying at home http://sitegays.multisexe.com/­click.link.php?ecatid=02o8 user 4. Apr 19, 2012 9:40 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] 9 spots left - You should have me down for 2 spots. I paid cash at a monthly meeting. ---- Bruce Gleason wrote: -- Jack Cassidy Kepler Financial [masked] Jack C. Apr 17, 2012 9:19 AM
9 spots left - There are only 9 spots left for the Mt Wilson observational tour. Go to http://www.meetup.com/Backy­ard-Skeptics/events/29011401/ to sign up. Bruce G. Apr 17, 2012 8:52 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - I'm in ASL 2 right now.  I'm still a student and not very good yet, so they would need to be patient with me, but I can try. On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Bruce Gleason < Kelly J. Apr 16, 2012 1:44 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - Hello everyone,   Thank-you so much for trying to find some people for me to sign with (smile). I have some speech comprehension in quiet environments. But I have absolutely none in noisy environments. People on the streets &a user 4. Apr 16, 2012 10:33 AM
Skeptical Conference in Berkley next weekend - For those who have a free weekend next weekend, theres a great conference in Berkley called Skeptical http://www.skepticalcon.org/ Bruce G. Apr 15, 2012 7:59 PM
Latest Daily Pilot article - See my article from the Costa Mesa Daily Pilot herE:   http://www.dailypilot.com/opin­ion/tn-dpt-0414-onfaith-201204­13,0,288491.story   b   btw - the 'Psychiatry - Indusrty of Death' Museum was a great Bruce G. Apr 14, 2012 11:06 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - I had an interview once where the potential employer (not the HR person but the VP who would be my direct report, a woman by the way) asked all kinds of inappropriate questions: was I married or single, did user 1. Apr 14, 2012 12:34 PM
RE: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - Hey Paul, you think you have it bad. Since joining this gro Phil Apr 14, 2012 12:34 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - Hi Randy, Thanks for your response, following is my response: I'm not sure if he took the notes but I think he was scribbling something on my resume. No, I don't have his business card but6 I ha S P. Apr 14, 2012 1:25 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - Did the interviewer ask questions from a prepared list or was he 'winging it'? Did the interviewer take any notes as he was asking you these questions? If so, did you notice where - user 1. Apr 13, 2012 10:15 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - Completely illegal and inappropriate. No question. user 4. Apr 13, 2012 6:04 PM
"A personal response to AC Grayling on fundamentalism and atheism." - http://www.facebook.com/events­/258530060906480/ Although this is not an official BYS meetup, it should be a worthwhile event to visit. Let's support Bruce G. Apr 13, 2012 5:38 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - Hi Guys, I went for a job interview today and the interviewer asked me about my religion.  I said I don't belong to any organized religion, he kept digging further asking my mom's religion, my dad's religion.  What religion I was brought u S P. Apr 13, 2012 4:22 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Does anyone know American Sign language? - Bruce, I went through the certificate of interpretation program 20 years ago, quite rusty and I can't always make the meeet ups due to school. Maybe Ava Apr 13, 2012 12:27 PM
Does anyone know American Sign language? - There's a prospective member in Santa Ana who would like to join our group, but needs a ASL interpreter to accompany him to our meetings - can anyone in our group help? b Bruce G. Apr 11, 2012 8:06 PM
Habitat Voluteering - Hi all, Orange County Habitat for Humanity has 5 volunteer slots open for Saturday, April 21 . This will be at a new construction site in Santa Ana and your day will be working construction (no telling what exac Jan R. Apr 11, 2012 4:48 PM
Weekly Secular News - The free Secular Gazette and more secular news at http://secure.campaigner.com/C­ampaigner/Public/t.show?Reux--­CaVh-lSlZZ4 Bruce G. Apr 9, 2012 9:13 PM
A lecture in Riverside this Wednesday - Even thought this lecture conflicts with our SJCap Cosmos series, some of those BYS members might enjoy the option to go see David Fitzgerald speak at the Inland Emoire group. http://www.meetup.com/InlandEm­pireAtheists/events/553 Bruce G. Apr 9, 2012 12:56 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Doo Dah Parade is coming! - Bruce, I'd like to speak dibs on one of the robes and the crown o' Sonni H. Apr 7, 2012 8:47 PM
Doo Dah Parade is coming! - This will be our second visit to the DooDah parade as the Cheesus Chrust Pizza Company. Come j Bruce G. Apr 7, 2012 5:36 PM
Take a quick poll if you are interested in attending the musical Book of Mormon in LA - The play "Book of Mormon" is coming to LA soon, but tickets are steep - over $250 for the cheapest seats. Although we're trying to get a group discount, I'd like to poll those who are interested in attending. Go to Bruce G. Apr 4, 2012 8:51 AM
Take a 5 second poll on climate change - Dear OC Political Pulse poll participants: Today's question: If there is global warming , is man contributing to it? Bruce G. Apr 4, 2012 8:39 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - Hi Bruce, This is Shuja Paul, hope you remember me.  I moved from Miami last year, been to your house several times.  i just moved to LA from Covina so coming to your events is difficult.  I really miss the intelligent conversation and the like minded S P. Apr 1, 2012 11:25 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] tattoo options - Re: [backyard-skeptics] tattoo options I recommend against the alternate logo. It will blur over time and be difficult to see the user 9. Apr 1, 2012 11:14 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - Since it's small I was thinking of getting it on my hand, in between my thumb and index finger. I'm going to have to try it out with a pen first and see if I like it there.  On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Jim Mor Cat Apr 1, 2012 8:22 PM
RE: [backyard-skeptics] Magic Castle change - I looked at Jeff Mar 31, 2012 7:28 PM
Weekly Secular News - - You can now read the Weekly Secular News online here: (the Meetup doesnt treat the text too nicely in the older emails, so Im trying this format) ht Bruce G. Mar 31, 2012 12:32 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] tattoo options - Here are links to an alternate symbol image Lenora Mar 30, 2012 3:47 PM
Magic Castle change - Sorry fo r the multiple emails today..... We now have no admission charge to go to the Magic Castle next tuesday. Max 16 members. We'll be carpooling from my house at 6:00pm b Bruce G. Mar 30, 2012 11:24 AM
The OC Meetup Group in Critical Philosophy April 20th - Time to visit another group - this time its a philosophical group. there's no meetup for this - hust this email. The OC Meetup Group in Critical Philosophy will be meeting on April 20th, 2012. The time is set for 7pm. Bruce G. Mar 30, 2012 11:06 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - I'd be in a have a fantastic tattoo artist. He's in Newport beach and fairly certain is also a non believer. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 29, 2012, at 10:27 PM, Dan Levin < John N. Mar 30, 2012 9:59 AM
RE: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - I am interested in getting a tattoo, email me and let me kn user 1. Mar 30, 2012 9:00 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - I'd seriously consider getting the tattoo. Do you have an artist in mind? Michelle K Sent from my iPhone On Mar 29, 2012, at 10:27 PM, Dan Levin < Michelle K. Mar 29, 2012 11:39 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - I'll get a tattoo! Where is everyone gonna put it? -Dan L user 4. Mar 29, 2012 9:49 AM
Dave Fizgerald speaks again... - Dave Fizgerald, who spoke at Fullerton state several weeks ago, will be giving a different lecture at the Inland Empire Atheists Group on April 11 - it will also include a response to Bart Ehrman's new book "Did Jesus Exist?" It's a juicy topic! Bruce G. Mar 29, 2012 8:58 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - I loved the video!! It was very beautiful, I have been wanting to get an. Do they give multi discounts? Tattoo party? On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Bruce Gleason < Cat Mar 28, 2012 11:38 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - Nearly made me cry as well. And yes, I've been planning on an atheist tattoo for a while. user 1. Mar 28, 2012 9:54 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Wow - you gotta see this - I've actually been contemplating getting a scarlet "A" soon. I'm sure that if we called some places and talked to some artists, we might be able to get some kind of group discount. On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 user 3. Mar 28, 2012 8:10 PM
Wow - you gotta see this - This video almost made me cry - probably because i was there and I know what this guy is talking about. I connected with his voiceover in more ways than one. Bruce G. Mar 28, 2012 8:06 PM
Atheist Easter? - Occasionally there is a local event which is worthwhile to visit which doesn't fall on an day scheduled with BYS- here's one on a Sunday: The Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics is having a Park Day/Potluck/Zombie Party on April 8 (a day others c Bruce G. Mar 28, 2012 10:10 AM
Change of speakers at OCFA- Randi - I am sorry to say the James Randi had another commitment in europe that one of his assistants did not write down on his schedule, and he will not be at the OCFA conference on May 19th. We do have a great list of speakers and are adding two more t Bruce G. Mar 27, 2012 8:26 AM
The 32nd issue of the Secular Gazette is here - All BYS members can download the Secular Gazette here for free. http://freethoughtalliance.org­/fta/secular-gazette/ Bruce G. Mar 22, 2012 9:38 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Debate tickets - six left, and carpooling - Hey Bruce~  When I went on your site, I couldn't figure out how to pay for the tickets so I'd arranged with Mike to get 2 tickets at the venue.  Are those 2 factored into the number remaining?  Please advise.  Thx ~Debbie DB Mar 19, 2012 5:52 PM
Debate tickets - six left, and carpooling - I have nine tickets left for the debate at Caltec plus the San Harris lecture. The event is sold out. If you plan on going and need a ticket you can reserve your seat by paypalling [address removed] $15 a ticket before Th night. Bruce G. Mar 19, 2012 4:23 PM
Complete list of billboards BYS has put up - See HERe quite a history - add a comment it you like Bruce Bruce G. Mar 16, 2012 4:27 PM
Weekly Secular News - Weekly Secular News Supporting Science, Reason and Critical Thinking March 13, 2012 Bruce G. Mar 13, 2012 11:11 PM
I need you to...... - I need you to help sign a petition to eliminate the teaching of creationism in Louisiana schools - It takes about 20 seconds.... Bruce G. Mar 11, 2012 9:27 PM
Important Message concerning the OCFA Conference in May - The Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference happening May 19 & 20 is the only secular conf Bruce G. Mar 6, 2012 6:43 PM
Miss the 300 episode Skeptoid party? - You can see the 300th episode celebration at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded­/20867926 You must see the comedian at 52:30 and the video Brian put together at 1:43:55 You can also se this well-produed animated video at http://ske Bruce G. Mar 6, 2012 9:04 AM
Weekly Secular News - The Secular Gazette is available for a free download at http://backyardskeptics.com/wo­rdpress/secular-gazette/ Bruce G. Mar 3, 2012 4:55 PM
Meetup Dues reminder - I wish I could make this meetup work without asking for donations, but alas there are bills to pay. I don't expect everyone to make this small sacrifice, but if you feel BYS is making a dent in the growing trend of theocratic political leaders an Bruce G. Feb 22, 2012 9:48 AM
wrong link - try this one - Try THIS o ne - and click on Jesus - I Shall Survive b Bruce G. Feb 19, 2012 1:47 PM
This morning's sunday school lesson - A must see http://us.mg4.mail.yahoo.com/n­eo/launch Bruce G. Feb 19, 2012 10:23 AM
Weekly Secular News - Weekly Secular News Supporting Science, Reason and Critical Thinking February 15, 2012 Bruce G. Feb 15, 2012 3:05 PM
Mt Soledad Cross Anti-Rally - make it if you can! - Please make this event if you can. I have two people carpooling from my house at 9am tomorrow, (Thursday) Call me if you would like to be picked up on the way down to San Diego. cell [masked] Bruce Bruce G. Feb 8, 2012 10:27 AM
Last minute announcement for a lecture today - Brian Dunning is giving a lecture at 5pm at UCI today called "Miracle or Science?" For those BYS members who can't make it to the SJC Cosmos episode tonight, maybe you can attend this talk. It's free! A map an Bruce G. Feb 8, 2012 9:15 AM
weekly secular news - Weekly Secular News Supporting Science, Reason and Critical Thi Bruce G. Feb 7, 2012 7:55 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Anti-Rally at Mt Soledad Cross This Thursday 11am - Darn. I really wish I could be there to lend support on this one, but my work hours do Michael Steven M. Feb 7, 2012 7:52 AM
Anti-Rally at Mt Soledad Cross This Thursday 11am - Sorry for the multiple emails (lots going on this week) Thursday Feb 9, 11am (leaving at 9am) This is a very important anti-rally - please attend if you can. The case for deciding if the Mt Soledad cross is constitutional or not w Bruce G. Feb 6, 2012 11:15 PM
Billboard in the news - The BYS billboard was on the NBC news last Friday night See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v­=7cO5Jt0q Bruce G. Feb 6, 2012 10:26 AM
March 24 Washington DC Reason Rally - Sadly I will not be able to attend this event, but you should try and make it if you can. Reason Rally - Saturday, March 24th Bruce G. Feb 6, 2012 7:52 AM
Special event inFullerton Feb 8th (no host) - For those who feel the San Juan Cap Cosmos episode is too far, there is another event in Fullerton: Dear Orange County friends of NCSE , National Center for Science Education I thought that you might l Bruce G. Feb 5, 2012 6:54 PM
Weekly Secular News - Weekly Secular News - and the Secular Gazette Bruce G. Feb 1, 2012 9:08 PM
May Conference ifo - Our third annual conference will be the best yet with entertaining and insightful speakers Bruce G. Jan 27, 2012 9:55 AM
Weekly Secular News - Weekly Secular News Supporting Science, Reason and Critical Thinking Janua Bruce G. Jan 25, 2012 3:05 PM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Need spanish speaking skeptic - I AGREE WITH YOU. I WAS BORN IN A CATHOLIC COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA, SINCE I WAS LITTLE THEY WOULD REPEATEDLY TELL ME... "GOD IS SONIA L. Jan 21, 2012 4:12 PM
weekly secular news - Trouble viewing this email? Read it online Bruce G. Jan 20, 2012 12:58 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Need spanish speaking skeptic - Nice, I'm very interested in the Latin American atheist community. In fact I belong to the meet Christine J. Jan 13, 2012 3:43 PM
Need spanish speaking skeptic - Here's a chance to make a statement to the press about our billboards. If you know Spanish, Telemundo TV is looking for a Spanish speaking skeptics. If any BYS members is game for this, please call me on my cell 714 three nine four 6153 so Bruce G. Jan 13, 2012 3:13 PM
New Article Just Added - I've just added a new article to the BYS site called 10 Ways Right-Wing Christian Groups Will Likely Shove Religion Down Your Throat This Year See it here:&n Bruce G. Jan 7, 2012 9:22 AM
Redlands Lecture - As if I'm not bothering you enough with multiple emails, here's a worthwhile lecture that was just sent to me. Eric Scott, Curator of Paleontology at the San Bernardino County Museum, will be speaking on " Bruce G. Jan 6, 2012 5:51 PM
Weekly Secular News - Weekly Secular News Supporting Science, Reason and Critical Thinking January 4, 2012 &nb Bruce G. Jan 5, 2012 7:24 PM
Jan 2 adventure with Brian Dunning - Brian Dunning is headed east in an adventurous trip to see a Lava Tube near Baker, CA and has invited a few friends for this all-day (7am-9pm) trip next Monday, Jan 2. This trip will probably require a 4x4 vehicle because of some of the roads w Bruce G. Jan 1, 2012 12:52 AM
Re: [backyard-skeptics] Our biilboard is on the news again..... - Just curious, what was the " apocryphal anti-Christian quote on a billboard and calli AH Dec 29, 2011 11:01 AM
RE: [backyard-skeptics] Our biilboard is on the news again..... - WHat an awesome message! Great work! Carrie G. Dec 29, 2011 9:25 AM
Our biilboard is on the news again..... - Its great to see our billboard up in lights! http://www.ocregister.com/news­/gleason-333408-christmas-trad­itions.html Especially enter Bruce G. Dec 29, 2011 8:44 AM

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