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At Meryl's Request

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Subject: Regarding the AVN/Living Wisdom talk
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Hello Mrs Allen,

It's recently been brought to my attention by Meryl Dorey of the
Living Wisdom news letter that the AVN are hosting a seminar at the
State Library of Western Australia.

Submission Day : Natural Health Products Bill

Today is the last day for submissions on this proposed Bill.

I've finished compiling the suggestions from the forums and updated the document on the NZSitP site. Vicki also submitted the attached document this morning on behalf of the NZ Skeptics. I've filled in some of the blanks in the NZSitP document with answers from Vicki's.

BOOBQUAKE: what was the fallout?

So, last Monday there was a Boobquake.

"What the frak is that?" I hear some of you say.

New Age terrorists develop homeopathic bomb

"The world has been placed on a heightened security alert following reports that New Age terrorists have harnessed the power of homeopathy for evil. ‘Homeopathic weapons represent a major threat to world peace,’ said President Barack Obama, ‘they might not cause any actual damage but the placebo effect could be quite devastating.’

‘Personhood’ movement seeks end to abortion

A group of anti-abortion activists has unrolled a new strategy: Stretch the legal definition of “person” in state constitutions to cover a freshly fertilized egg in a woman’s womb.

Scott Adams is one of us

Dilbert.com

Thanks to @KaiLoi for pointing this out to me. It's good to start the day in a good mood. :)

BCA drop case against Simon Singh. How would New Zealand stand?

April 1st, 2010 the Court of Appeal ruled that Simon's use of the word "bogus" was comment and not fact. Today the BCA dropped their case against Simon Singh.

This case has cost Simon 200,000 pounds(NZD$435,416) and took 2 years to reach this conclusion. It's unlikely that he'll be able to recover the costs of defending himself.

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