The Freedom From Religion Foundation, as quoted on their website, http://www.ffrf.org/ , “… with more than 13,000 members, is the largest association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics) in the United States [of America].”
I really like the newspaper they publish, Freethought Today, which I’ve been an on & off subscriber to, when I can afford it. The website offers “Freethought Of The Day” which usually notes the birthdays of wellknown atheists, agnostics, or freethinkers with short bios and quotes.
They also have a radio talk show, conventions, student essay competitions, etc. & help fund legal battles to uphold the separation of church & state, as well as put up billboards, & go on other advertising campaigns.
Freethought Hall in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. holds the national offices for the organization, FFRF is a non-profit tax-exempt organization.
a feminist blog I take an interest in, I might not always entirely agree with them, but I more-or-less support their main causes, & I really liked their “Truth, Liberty, Justice: Choice For Women” t-shirt, which I’ve bought & I wear
food for thought turns into thought for food as well
“FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.
FreeRice has two goals:
- Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
- Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.
Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.
Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.”
I’ve been at the website today, got to 1300 grains of rice, with my highest & current vocab level at 36
“350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.
We’re planning an international campaign to unite the world around the number 350, and we need your help. We need to make sure that the solutions the world proposes to climate change are to scale with the level of crisis that this number represents. Everyone on earth, from the smallest village to the cushiest corner office, needs to know what 350 means. The movement to spread that number needs to be beautiful, creative, and unstoppable.”
— Bill McKibben introducing Project 350: www.350.org
an anti-tobacco campaign, particular aimed at the young people in the U.S.A., in part sponsored by the tobacco companies themselves, by court order
they do all sorts of stuff: ads, t-shirts, tv commercials & their wellknown/well-used color is orange, they’ve been around for some years now
their website seems to frequently be updated with the latest stuff in web design (in other words, it stands a good chance of crashing an old computer when trying to load it)
one of my first e-mail accounts, if not the first, was hosted by their website, & I kept it & used it as my prime e-mail address for some time, but then they terminated all the e-mail accounts they were hosting at the end of January last year
I’d been out on a roadtrip when the news was released, & didn’t get back to my e-mail until the last day of that month, so I was literally rushing to save all the stored e-mail contacts from my address book elsewhere, as well as any particular messages I may have cared about, as the clock ticked towards midnight on January 31, 2007
but at least I got to it in time, & even though they don’t host an e-mail account for me anymore, their message is still one that I support
“a neo-cybernetic philosophy for the 21st century”