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Do you like science? (Of course you do.)
Do you like beer? (Okay, that's a maybe.)
Do you like events that support good causes, like... SCIENCE?
Burnt City Brewing is holding a fundraiser for the March for Science Chicago this Friday! They'll be tapping a nice apricot wheat, and you can pick up some March merch as well. Do it for science!
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Firkin Philanthropy: March for Science Chicago

March 31, 2017, 5:00pm - March 31, 2017, 11:00pm

Hey there folks! We’re back with another night of Firkin Philanthropy! In case you need a refresher: every once in awhile we'll be tapping a firkin. The proceeds of said firkin will go to an organization in the Chicagoland area that we'd like to support. We're please to announce that on 3/31 we'll be partnering with March For Science Chicago! On April 22nd the March for Science (taking place nationwide) is encouraging everyone to lace up their protest boots and show our representatives that we believe in scientific facts. Give the organizers a hand and come out to support! Learn more about this movement here: sciencemarchchicago.org/ We'll be tapping our signature Balloon Boy Farmhouse Wheat Ale infused with apricot! It'll be a delicious and delightful experience!

March 27th, 2:24 pm  ·  

Sad news: Black Rock/The Rugby Club is closing for good! The building has been sold, and I understand it will be torn down for condos. The end of an era!

So... we need a new home! Suggestions?
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March 27th, 12:20 pm  ·  

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March 24th, 9:26 pm  ·  

From Spider-Man, Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, we as a society have become obsessed with needing heroes which is another we keep fighting each other. (If you think this is important please watch, share & like the page) ... See MoreSee Less

Why We Don't Need Heroes! From Spider-Man to Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders, we as a society have needed heroes. But our worship of heroes has caused us be more divided! (If you think this is important please share) Written by Krish Mohan (ramannoodlescomedy.com/) Music by Max Somerville Subscribe: eepurl.com/oOJ45 Show Dates: ramannoodlescomedy.com/shows/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/KrishMohanHaha Bandcamp: ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/ Podcast: tabootabletalk.libsyn.com/podcast FFON Podcast: ffonpod.podomatic.com Gumroad: gumroad.com/krishmohanhaha Download my new album "How Not To Fit In": ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/album/how-not-to-fit-in

March 4th, 11:27 am  ·  

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Skeptical Salon: Reinventing Philanthropy

March 23, 2017, 7:30pm - March 23, 2017, 10:30pm

Before the author lecture on April 5, we'll be reading Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving by Eric Freidman. reinventingphilanthropy.com/ The address is available on Meetup; this month we will be in Edgewater. As always, bring something tasty to share along with your insights and opinions! Chairs may be the folding kind for this one. 😀 www.meetup.com/Chicago-Skeptics/events/237807235/ From the book's website: "If you had to choose between saving one person’s life or lifting a hundred from extreme poverty, which would you pick? What if your choice was between saving a hundred lives or lifting only one person from extreme poverty? How do you compare empowering people through education to reducing suffering from illness or protecting the environment? These are the types of questions many thoughtful donors ask, and they have both moral and practical implications. "When choosing where to give, it isn’t enough to demonstrate that a nonprofit does good things. Donors interested in improving the world must consider the benefits relative to other giving options, even those that are very different. This is a challenging task, requiring a significant amount of knowledge based on information that is not easily available and controversial judgments. Though many people in philanthropy ignore difficult issues surrounding how to prioritize among multiple good causes, Reinventing Philanthropy puts them front-and-center. "Readers shouldn’t expect a feel-good book that praises every donor and paints a picture of all charitable giving as equally good, nor should they expect simple answers to difficult questions. Instead, Reinventing Philanthropy is a hard-nosed, critical analysis of the difficult issues that donors must address to make the most of their giving. It will make readers more thoughtful about their giving, and ultimately more effective."

March 2nd, 8:06 pm  ·  

Why I've decided not to punch Nazis. But my beliefs don't invalidate yours, if you've to punch them. (If you think this is important please watch, share & like the page) ... See MoreSee Less

Why I Won't Punch Nazis (Even As A Liberal-Progressive) Liberals and Progressives have become far more aggressive since the election of Donald Trump. And they've started to assert ideas like punching Nazis. Even though I am a Liberal-Progressive, I choose not to punch them, but ask them why they believe what they do. But that doesn't mean I'm saying anyone is wrong. (if you think this is important, please share) Written by Krish Mohan (ramannoodlescomedy.com/) Music by Max Somerville Subscribe: eepurl.com/oOJ45 Show Dates: ramannoodlescomedy.com/shows/ Patreon: www.patreon.com/KrishMohanHaha Bandcamp: ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/ Podcast: tabootabletalk.libsyn.com/podcast FFON Podcast: ffonpod.podomatic.com Gumroad: gumroad.com/krishmohanhaha Download my new album "How Not To Fit In": ramannoodlescomedy.bandcamp.com/album/how-not-to-fit-in

February 25th, 2:45 pm  ·