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African-American atheism

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The growth of African-American atheism

"Christianity remains central to life in the Southern United States. But with non-belief growing, secular organisations are finding new ways of supporting those who are breaking with their faith."

Some questions on African-American atheism...

Dinokeng cancelled

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Organisers cancel TribeOne fest, Tshwane to take spat to court

Organisers of the music event say that the TribeOne Dinokeng Festival, which was set to be held in Cullinan from September 26 to 28, has been cancelled following a spat with the City of Tshwane.

The festival promised to bring global live acts such as Nicki Minaj, the hip-hop heavyweight who recently released the song Anaconda, and Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis, the Grammy-winning rap-DJ duo, to perform with local musicians.

Organisers Rockstar 4000 said the City did not develop the infrastructure in time for the event.

Magic mushrooms FTW!

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Hallucinogen in ‘magic mushrooms’ might have helped smokers quit

Most long-time, pack-a-day smokers who took part in a small study were able to quit smoking after six months, and researchers believe the hallucinogenic substance found in "magic mushrooms" could be the reason why.

A city to die for

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From the V&A Waterfront, to the Winelands and Cape Point, from Bo Kaap and Lions Head to Boulders Beach and False Bay, from Chapman's Peak Drive and Llandudno to the City Bowl... I think we can agree that Cape Town is one of the most photogenic cities in the world.

To celebrate this fact, the authors of this article at Travelstart.co.za have compiled a collection of 50 photos of Cape Town that best represent the pretty city's people, scenes and landscapes.

Red news, blue news

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Basically, CNN's Brian Shelter called out Fox news for relying on Jim Hoft's deliberately deceptive blog post about Darren Wilson's "orbital blowout fracture of the eye socket". Well, it seems this is not so much about the partisan divide that stands behind the Red News vs Blue News concept though, as much as about the very distinction between making shit up to incite hatred -and- trying to be accurate...

Show-Me State asks badass Israel for help

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JEFFERSON CITY. Missouri guvnah Jay has sent a formal request to the badass state of Israel to help the lame state of Missouri to deal with the ongoing proto-civil-war that's spreading across the Pit-of-Hell, aka Ferguson. In a surprising move, Jay (whose surname bears an uncanny similarity to that of a former POTUS whose name is not to be named under any circumstances, lest his evil demon be summoned from the Netherworld where it belongs), has said that he's effectively bypassing Barack "Pontius Pilate" Obama who's never doing anything meaningful anyway, and is directly contacting the most badass experts in crowd control, namely the badass state of Israel.

That must be causing a wave of orgasms among some circles, no doubt...
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Fact-Checking Site Finds Fox News Only Tells the Truth 18 Percent of the Time

"For liberals, it’s not exactly “breaking news” to find out that Fox News is mostly comprised of misinformation or flat-out lies. Anyone with even a shred of common sense can watch just a handful of their featured shows and see that the entire channel is nothing more than a propaganda mechanism for the Republican party."

Starting off with the disclaimer that this is of course the spin of an opinion-heavy progressive website, and that in fact no major media is immune to being used as a partisan tool by the political establishment, it's notable that FOX has evidently taken it upon itself to counter the entire remaining fauna of "the lamestream media" by using its own methods against it, and "balancing it out", by means of being as unfair and imbalanced as all liberal media combined. And that, while having the pretense of being "Fair & Balanced"(TM). Apparently, these two words mean something completely different in the FOX vocabulary (if there were any such thing), from what their actual established meaning is.

Hardly a shock for anybody, is it...

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