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20 Apr 2010 09:58


Music: Gang Starr’s Guru: “A great man and a true genius”

  • Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle! This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it, but tragically, this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius.
  • Guru’s best friend and partner-in-crime Solar • On the death of his creative partner. The rapper, best known for his time in Gang Starr, died today of cancer at 43. While he spent much of his career working with DJ Premier, he made it clear in a note written from the hospital before his death that he didn’t want his Gang Starr collaborator to continue on without him. “I had nothing to do with him in life for over 7 years and want nothing to do with him in death. Solar has my life story and is well informed on my family situation, as well as the real reason for separating from my ex-DJ.” A sad, awful loss for the music world. source

20 Apr 2010 09:46


19 Mar 2010 08:44


World: Skeptic calls guru’s “I’ll kill you on live TV” bluff, walks away alive

  • The immediate goal I have is to stop these fraudulent babas and gurus. I want people to make their own decisions. They should not be guided by ignorance, but by knowledge.
  • Indian Rationalists’ Association skeptic-in-chief Sanal Edamaruku • Regarding the attempt by Pandit Surender Sharma, a well-known tantric guru, to kill him on an Indian TV show. Clearly, since he’s talking about the experience, he survived, and he’s ready to gloat: “He was over, finished, completely destroyed!” Edamaruku, whose goal is to push Indian mysticism out of society, has built up the Indian Rationalists’ Association to 100,000 members over the last 25 years. He’s not a playa, he just crushes a lot. source

03 Feb 2010 22:08


U.S.: Don’t not sweat it: Self-help guru charged in sweat lodge deaths

  • helpful James Ray is a world-reknowned self-help expert who’s shown up on TV shows, including “Larry King Live” and “Oprah.”
  • harmful During a sweat-lodge meetup Ray organized in New Mexico last year, three people died and 20 people got sick as a result of the bad idea.
  • helpless Ray was charged today on three counts of manslaughter in the wake of the sweat lodge deaths. He says it was an accident. source