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A naturalist asserts that any phenomena that we observe in the natural world is a product of a set of natural laws, as opposed to supernatural or metaphysical laws. (E.g. God[s])

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“Honkey Ali” is a reference to Muhammad Ali, and “Casper Clay” is a reference to/play on Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali’s name before converting to Islam. Except…like…a white version.

one of Ali’s most famous fights was his win against Sonny Liston in 1964.

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Politifact rated this claim as half-true

This $716 billion refers to an aspect of Obamacare, but the cuts are primarily aimed insurers and hospitals, not Medicare beneficiaries. Particularly, it involves significant cuts of Medicare Advantage, instated by George W. Bush to fund private insurers, pursuing the “idea [..] that competition among the private insurers would reduce costs.” As these plans have in fact cost more than traditional Medicare, the plans receive significant cuts, while overall Medicare funding increases. These cuts merely control growth rather than completely halt it.

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Politifact, a fact checking website, rated this claim that was much argued over as half-true; while the figure is accurate, it “lacked important context.”

The figure is based on a study by The Tax Policy center, that indicated a number of Romney-proposed tax-cuts would cost $480 billion in tax revenue by 2015. The Obama campaign took that number, stretched it out over a decade, and rounded up to get $5 trillion.

The important context left out is that this is half of an incomplete policy that involves reductions in tax-breaks as well as tax-cuts. However, as elaborated by Obama, Romney has yet to elaborate the changes in loopholes and tax-breaks that would recoup this figure.

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Soju is a popular Korean alcoholic beverage.

Being the Korean Jesus, it’s about appropriate that he’d turn water into soju, rather than water to wine.

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Sanyika Shakur, also known as “Monster”, is an LA gangbanger turned Black Nationalist, who was the subject and author of the 1993 biography, “Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member”. He was previously known as Kody Scott, but changed his name to Sanyika Shakur after going to prison and becoming involved with the Republic of New Africa movement. While not related to Tupac Shakur, the two were friends, and Sanyika conducted a series of interviews regarding the circumstances of his death with Suge Knight and Orlando Anderson, both suspected to be behind the death of the late great.

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“Lucy” is a recurring character in Slug’s music, from the break-up track Fuck You Lucy to the title of Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs, Lucy has been used as metaphor for several concepts, but primarily is simply Slug’s long-time on-and-off girlfriend, and now wife.

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Rhymesayers, the label that Slug co-founded, despite his modesty, has grown to be one of the most successful and long-running independent rap labels, with a roster including indie-legends such as Brother Ali, Freeway, Evidence, P.O.S, and of course, Felt themselves, who released all three albums through the label.

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as Murs elaborates on the next line, B.G.’s is an acronym for bubble guts. Bee Gees also refers to the 60’s disco group that made the song “Saturday Night Fever”.

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Guru of Gangstarr had a deep, baritone voice. The kind of voice that years of exposing your voice box to toxic smoke might give you.

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"Couple years ago I made a statement / Can’t figure a sing..." (Brother Ali – Gather Round) | pending

I think this is also a reference to his use of “fag” on Dorian, that he’s mentioned several times he’s ashamed of.

"Bullet holes left in my peepholes," (Nas – N.Y. State of Mind) | accepted

“peepholes” is a homo-phone- of “peoples”, rather than a homo-nym-. (homonyms have identical spelling and pronunciation, homophones just have the same pronunciation.)

The Pineal Gland is also where the ancient Greeks thought the body connected with the ethereal plane, being the entry-way for the soul.

-o, ho.

"My pen's better, you don't write, trendsetter, you clone-..." (Kanye West – I Don't Like) | rejected

I think this is also a reference to the semi-recent trend of dudes bragging about not writing their lyrics down and keeping'em in their head?

"Ima whole different kettle of fish" (Akala – Shakespeare) | pending

I dunno if this is a British idiom…?

also wine is made outta grapes. if you give it some tiiiiime.

"She whined for the bill" (Wyclef Jean – Sweetest Girl) | accepted

The “whined”/“wind” homophone is probably intentional. Referring to both dancing for money, and sweating him for money.

"Cause they just try to mingle, and I'm just trying to sin..." (Hoodie Allen – No Faith in Brooklyn) | accepted

mannn I’m really not sure. it -really- sounds like “they just” rather than “haters” to me, but they both make sense (and basically mean the same thing — really feels like he’s just talkin' bout “fuck the industry, I just love the music” and shit.)

anyone?

"But I'll forget 23 like I forgot 17" (Frank Ocean – White) | accepted

the line is “i’ll forget 23, like i’ll forget 17”

because nothing is permanent, and youth fades. this song feels like him having a bittersweet epiphany/crisis about the transience of…well…everything.

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http://frankocean.tumblr.com/post/19414805692/could-this-be-earth