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July 12th/2016

July 12, 2016
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CFI Canada’s mission is to provide education and training to the public in the application of skeptical, secular, rational and humanistic inquiry through conferences, symposia, lectures, published works and the maintenance of a library.

-Alberta prosecutors say the sentences given last month to a couple who failed to get proper medical treatment for their son who later died of bacterial meningitis are insufficient given the seriousness of the crime

-The countries with the highest quality of life have been announced by the not-for-profit organisation Social Progress Imperative. Canada ranks #2.

-India: a new version of an anti-superstition bill proposes to ban 23 practices, including human torture in the name of rituals and display of ‘miracles’ to earn money. Update: The Siddaramaiah government’s efforts to curb superstitious practices is facing resistance from his own cabinet colleagues as the proposed anti-superstition bill failed to get the cabinet nod on Friday.

Osama bin Laden’s son vows revenge against US for killing his father in audio message posted online. In a 21-minute speech released by Al-Qaeda, Hamza bin Laden promises to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States

-The government of Bangladesh has banned the broadcast of Peace TV, a channel run by controversial Indian preacher Dr. Zakir Naik, in the country on allegations that it incited terrorism. Opinion; Why exposing Zakir Naik might be a better idea than banning him. ‘The problem with hate speech laws is they aren’t designed to fight hate, but to make the expression of hateful opinion illegal.’

-Multivitamin supplements during pregnancy called needless expense, most moms-to-be likely don’t need prenatal multivitamin supplements, which can be a drain on the wallet, according to a U.K. review.

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Karla’s Atheist Breast Cancer Support Facebook group is now available. It’s private so you have to ask to join. Say you are an atheist with breast cancer and Karla will approve your request.

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