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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
December 2014 Newsletter #037
Four weeks of December report.

In December we had 3 meetings. One at the Golden Bowl Chinese Restaurant, one in the Community Room at the Main Public Library, and one at Skelly's Pub. At these meetings we discussed the wording for the Anti-Domestic Violence billboard campaign planned for March, the Legalize Medical Marijuana campaign planned for January, the positive benefits of medical marijuana, the adverse health effects of overuse of marijuana (such as abnormal brain development in those less than 18 years old and diminished lifetime achievement), the negative health effects of space travel (human beings have not evolved to do without earth's gravity), and advanced physics concepts such as higher dimensions, space-time, quantum reality, deep time, the big bang, relativity, probability, and catastrophe theory. Lots of food for thought for open minds and excellent contributions by all involved.

On January 5th we will be putting up 12 billboards promoting the legalization of Medical Marijuana. Six will go up back to back and across from each other on 12th street, five will go up back to back and across from each other on Minnesota avenue and one electronic billboard will go up at 10th street and South Cliff avenue. The Medical Marijuana billboard campaign will last six weeks. The electronic billboard will use a back to back display concept new to Sioux Falls. Drivers and riders will first see the main campaign message followed by an embedded message of one of the 6 main benefits of Medical Marijuana. The campaign message directs people to call their legislators. The entire 6 week sequence can be seen below.

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers and South Dakotans Against Prohibition for Legalizing Medical Marijuana Electronic Billboards

As part of the Legalize Medical Marijuana campaign we are offering to match funds for 20 car top signs. Twenty Lighted magnetic car top signs cost $120 each. If 20 supporters of Legalizing Medical Marijuana put up $60 each, and promise to use the signs, Sioux Falls Free Thinkers will match those funds and purchase the following car top sign for each contributor. These very visible signs could have a significant impact on the success of the Legalize Medical Marijuana campaign.

The Sign The Wording

Car Top Sign with We Should Legalize Medical Marijuana

We now have 79 members and about the same number of non-members on our mailing list. Looking for one more member to make it 80 by years end.

The websites are still being updated almost daily with news articles. Currently there 572 website pages with 1047 news articles, 205 movie and course descriptions, and 142 book descriptions.

So far we've had 8,268 unique visitors to the Sioux Falls Free Thinkers website. See the Free Thinkers Website Performance chart at Unique Visitor Chart. It will always be the latest chart. Our unique visitor growth indicates a continued interest in all Sioux Falls Free Thinkers websites; Atheists, Scientists, Zoologists, Feminists, and Free Thinkers itself. And, surprisingly, the growth is showing increasing strength during the holiday season.

We're also maintaining a Member Websites News Links page. This page has links to all the latest news, statistics and major information pages on all our websites. Putting this one page link in your Internet favorites will give you quick access to all the latest news about Sioux Falls Free Thinkers, Atheism, Humanism, Evolution Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, Animal Intelligence, Feminism, Women's Rights, Women's Equality, the continued Abuse of Women, and where women can get help to stop domestic abuse and domestic violence. All the links are there on one page. The page makes keeping up to date with the Free Thinkers community pretty easy.

And Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
December 2014 Newsletter #037
Four weeks of December report.