It is getting close. SkepticMoney – On Air is almost here.
I spent about a year as a co-host on the Pink Atheist Podcast (you should check it out) and now I’m going to do my own show. I will be doing close to the same thing but with more information on finance and investing. I think that skepticism should not just apply to Bigfoot and psychics. There is nothing wrong with those topics it’s just that other people are doing it and doing it well.
I want to push skepticism into new areas. The area I know well is investing. I have been helping people with retirement planning for around 18 years.
Don’t worry, I still will be applying the hammer on religion but, now I will be able to mix in a little more information on how to get to retirement and not get ripped off. Think of it as “Investing Skeptically”.
After hearing the story about Reverend Bob Larson and his “exorcisms via Skype”, the crew at Atheists On Air have decided for the (love of Humanity) to offer Guaranteed Exorcisms for only $10.
100% Guaranteed – Lifetime Warranty
Cash & Love from the new Atheists On Air podcast have started what may become a price war on ending the possession by demons that so many of the religious experience.
Compared to Rev. Bob’s $295 fee and one hour process, Cash & Love offer exorcisms in less than 60 seconds. And better yet, Atheists On Air will exorcise the demons from your life for only $10. That’s almost 97% off the going rate. It is unclear how long the Atheists On Air duo will be able to afford such a generous discount but they are going to attempt to break Rev. Bob’s record of over 20,000 exorcisms. Surely they won’t be able to offer this deal forever, so hurry while you can, get rid of those unwanted demons today.
My hands are freezing and the kitchen still isn’t warm and I have accounting to do somehow …
Why would a religious group wish to to have their employees pay for contraception directly from their wages rather than through insurance? From a monetary view the employer is giving up partial subsidizing of birth control, perhaps a few cents or less, to giving all of the money directly to the employee who then walks over to the pharmacy and hands over the full amount–if paid in cash, the very same money.
This stupidity reeks of the Civil Rights Era ant-discrimination laws where stores and companies thought they could exclude customers and found they couldn’t. These people have never forgotten or lost their hatred for the inability to choose whom they serve. Somehow conservatives have a deep belief that they should be able to exclude partners from business in a public market. More bullshit leading to theocracy or morality of the god fearing where ostracism is acceptable, exclusion necessary, and shunning normative.
In the case of contraception they stupidly see the battle as not whether their money actually pays for the illicit product but the political point that they should be able to exclude doing business with people or practices in which they personally don’t like or believe.
Would that they could hire only those who hated contraception as well… As such they are also against fair practice and labor laws–they would hire anyone, pay any wage, demand any work.
This also reeks of the idiotic paternalism where an employee does not really own their pay check. The money they earn isn’t their own. It has qualifications from the employer. “Your paycheck cannot include this kind of insurance.” Next will the employer tell me I can’t buy a car from Japan with my check because it isn’t American? Or a computer system from Microsoft because Bill Gates is an atheist?
NOTE: This post is part of an ongoing education series. This information is for educational purposes only. This information does not constitute investment advice. Please consult with your financial advisor…
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