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11The Fellowship of God’s Covenant People[1] is a white supremacist church in northern Kentucky founded by racist kook Don Elmore in 1987. In addition to the church's virulent racism, their belief system mixes in healthy doses of homophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism, Freemason conspiracy theory, anti-feminism, and anti-abortion views.
34Malcolm Turnbull is Australia's new prime minister. Appears to have connections to reality (he originally lost the leadership to Tony Abbott for thinking climate change was actually a problem) which he may not be free to exercise. Not a lot so far (he's been in the job a week), but we should be able to do something mission-relevant about him.
57Fort Knox has a conspiracy theory often cited by Paulbots and goldbuggers who believe its gold isn't there or isn't owned by the US.
75Believe it or not, George Will seems to have surpassed Krauthammer in "respectable" neoconservative theatrics.
97Spanish Civil War. A simply startling omission.
6Creation Evidence Museum - [2]
12David Dees and his crazy conspiracy photoshoppery featured on Jeff Rense's site [3] (maybe add to the Jeff Rense article)
59Fish farming needs RW treatment. There's a metric fuck-ton of misinformation, bias and woo surrounding this type of agriculture and not all of it is entirely unfounded.
58An article on Golden Rice (partly in response to the fairly common idea among anti-GMO activists that genetic engineering of crops is for nothing but corporations' profits).
56Red Army Faction (aka. Rote Armee Fraktion, Baader-Meinhof Group); leftist German terrorist organisation of the '70's, killed a bunch of people in Germany and some other European counties (Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium)... One of their founders became a right-wing holocast denier later on...

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136America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty, by Marty Klein. It's about the desperate efforts of the American Right to stop any form of sexual activity except vaginal intercourse between married couples in the missionary position with clothes on, the lights off and no birth control from taking place.
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100We seriously don't have an article on Causality? How did that happen?
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88Colin Powell, or how a moderate Republican got suckered into peddling the Iraq War.
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89 We should have an article on Christian supremacy, the societal mindset in the US promotes the superiority of Christianity and by extension Christians, be they social or institutionalized norms.
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104Something along the lines of race and police brutality in the United States – title flexible, obviously – is desperately needed. There are tons of major incidents that have received widespread coverage (Michael Brown and Eric Garner being probably the most prominent) that all follow the same pattern: cop shoots and kills black person in circumstances that didn't warrant violent action, then gets away with it. Cover the incidents, cover right-wing media distortions of the incidents, cover protests and maybe even online responses (#BlackLivesMatter).
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84Hellstorm - Neo-Nazi documentary currently getting hundreds of thousands of views on youtube. While it's obvious propaganda, I don't personally have the full historical knowledge to give it a proper RWing. [EDIT] Start of a timeline-critique draft here: User:FuzzyCatPotato/Hellstorm
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85Marijuana woo, a rich and high-THC seam of batshit claims about the health, economic and social benefits of everything to do with cannabis, and totally not just because the proponents want to get high as shit nonono. Currently two sentences at Marijuana#Woo.
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77Grand Theft Auto: One of the highest rated video game series of all time. In addition to being Jack Thompson's favorite video game series to blame violence on, it's also commonly used as an example of poor depiction of women in video games. A crappy stub was created and then deleted for being garbage - an article will need to be clearly substantive and missional.
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75Pre-Columbian Contact. This field of study is a prime breeding ground for proffessional cranks. However looking further into some individual claims it becomes clear that a couple lesser known claims of contact may actually hold some water. As such the various claims regarding Pre-Columbian trans oceanic contact ought to be investigated and commented on.
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68The Federalist Society, the ultraconservative answer to "activist judges" though they manage to be FAR more partisan than the judges they typically hate. Seriously though despite their full wingnut views they are extremely influential and their members include some of the most powerful people in the US, and some of the wackery in a few recent court rulings can be partly attributed to their members.
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80Implicit bias - when you don't think you're biased against a group, but you behave as if you are (and most people behave that way in tests).
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70Charlemagne. A hugely important figure in the history of the Western world, he also became the focus of a large body of fantasy.
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69The Soviet-Afghanistan War.
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69Nazi experimentation (under whatever title) - for its ironically anti-scientific nature.
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58Gulf War syndrome could use a good skeptical eye.
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56An article on FEMEN[wp] since MRA's seem to hate them. They are an international radical feminist group that uses 'sextremism' (topless protests) in order to get their message across. They have protested against Putin, abortion restrictions, and homophobia. They are also against prostitution (SWERFs maybe?).
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56Either saturated fat or cholesterol: Since the discovery that there are two types of LDL cholesterol -- small, dense and large, fluffy -- the paleo diet crowd has started using that fact as an excuse to claim that saturated fat doesn't contribute to heart disease.
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60Surprised that Malcolm Gladwell is a redlink. His glibness and propagation of scientific misconceptions in the name of popular science is definite article material. Also, history as an actual corporate shill. Also, the rich are so hard done by.
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55Vicious cycle - I've heard some people making arguments involving vicious cycles being falsely accused of making circular arguments.
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58Indigenous science, an other way of knowing with a strange resemblance to made-up BS. Has an actual meaning, then getting culturally useful but scientifically questionable, but now basically just made-up BS. Spotted on /r/skeptic.
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58Armenian Genocide - Links to the latter are redirected to the article on denialism of it. However I've also noticed a trend of Islamophobic idiots invoking it, apparently unaware of the fact that it was motivated primarily by an assumption that the Armenians' religion (mostly Christian) would mean that they must therefore be more loyal to predominantly Christian Russia in the First World War than the Ottoman Empire.. Sound familiar?
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58Electroconvulsive therapy, a medically viable treatment for some psychiatric conditions that has garnered a terrible reputation due to abuse and Scientology propaganda. (Remember the middle of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?)
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60The Satanic Temple.[4] A group of Satanists that are fairly active with social and political issues surrounding religious freedom, including their current mission to get a statue of Satan erected outside the Oklahoma state capital building.
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65Child labour (or Child labor) - because, believe it or not, libertarians still think that we're not harnessing a skilled workforce by enforcing bans before the age of majority.

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These are the most recent ideas for new articles. Remove if downvoted to death.
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5 Gravitational waves have just recently been directly | proven to exist, confirming an old postulate of Einstein's. May not be worthy of a seperate article rather a subsection of the main Gravity article. What is really interesting to me here is the (hopefully impending) response by biblically motivated science deniers like Conservapedia to spin this into a narrative of "...and now let me tell y'all how this negates general relativity, physicists ideas for the origin of the universe and probably the whole scientific method altogether."
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4 Superdelegates who are they, what do they do and why do they like Hillary Rodham Clinton so much?
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4Human resources, a department of a business in charge of hiring, firing, mediating employee disputes and so on. A minority of conservatives, racists, MRAs, etc. rail against them because, I dunno, because they "enforce diversity quotas and only exist to create jobs for people with useless liberal arts degrees", or something. One suspects that the real reason why so many of them hate them so much is because many of them have themselves been reprimanded by human resources departments for exhibiting racist or sexist attitudes at work that prompted complaints from co-workers...
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2Davos and the associated World Economic Forum[wp] are involved in various New World Order-type conspiracy theories.
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9 Founding Fathers on Islam - we should discuss what the rather heterogeneous group that declared independence from Britain, fought the war and wrote the Constitution had to say about Islam. Given that they are often cited by both sides to make some kind of point.
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13Tiananmen Square Massacre - Pretty self-explanatory, a very violent crackdown on a peaceful protest which the Chinese government continues to cover up to this day.
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8Gavin Menzies or his book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, which sounds like an entertaining work of pseudohistory about how the Chinese discovered North America before Columbus. Later books sound even madder: Wikipedia.
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6Paul Joseph Watson, part of the Alex Jones sites Infowars and PrisonPlanet, as well as his own YouTube channel, in which he viciously attacks feminists, transgender individuals, gives Islamophobic rants, and calls liberalism a mental disorder. Only mentioned on the page on Alex Jones. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCittVh8imKanO_5KohzDbpg/videos?feature=hovercard
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11 Volkstaat - an Afrikaner political project in South Africa to basically start over with Apartheid on a smaller territory but without any black people in it Wikipedia[wp] has an article on it. Thankfully it has stayed a fringe movement even within white South Africans...
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13Eyewitness identification and the accuracy thereof, especially in law enforcement (e.g. identity parades, picking out mugshots), is an interesting topic that has been widely studied. The failure of people to correctly identify suspects seems to go against common sense, and has relevance to other epistemological questions, as well as to wider issues in the criminal justice system.
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9Return of Kings Currently a section in Roosh V. Needs expansion, if not a separate article, due to the meeting to disscuss pro-rape tactics that was cancelled due to "safety concerns," proving that these people don't understand irony.
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9Anne Graham Lotz is the deranged daughter of Billy Graham and what Ann Coulter is going to look like in ten to twenty years. Check out her links at Right Wing Watch to get an idea of what were dealing with here.
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12Charles Templeton was a prominent Canadian evangelist between the 1930s and 1950s. He was close personal friends with Billy Graham and both traveled around together preaching the Gospel. In 1957, however, after a long struggle with doubt, Templeton declared himself an agnostic. In 1995, Templeton described his eventual rejection of his faith in his final published work Farewell to God: My Reasons for Rejecting the Christian Faith (1995)
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10350.org [5]: "Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries. Email is how 350 connects — Join in and get started"
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8Mysterious submarines emerged before the coast of Sweden, scaring the public, after Olof Palme won the re-election in Sweden in 1985. Sweden was officially neutral, but secretly cooperated with the NATO. However, Palme was deemed too close with the Soviets, much to the distaste of the USA. Curiously, those submarines were blamed on Soviet operations, bringing Palme under pressure. Weeks before he was about to meet Gorbachev (during a critical Cold War phase), he was assassinated in 1986, allegedly by a small-time criminal and drug addict. The assassin died in 2004 from mysterious head injuries just when he was about to tell his story. His conviction was overturned, leaving Palme's assassination officially unresolved. Obviously, the whole story is teeming with conspiracy theories (of which one might be true).
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9Surely we must cover Sean David Morton, especially since he and his wife were arrested yesterday and both face jail sentences of >600 years.
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11 A grand coalition is a government form in parliamentary systems that usually combines the two biggest parties (often one socialist/social democratic/liberal and one christian democratic/conservative) in an often temporary "unholy alliance". It is usually seen as a stopgap and perceived very negatively by all involved, but countries like Austria have ended up with the Grand Coalition as the "standard" government on the federal level. A RW article on the phenomenon should explore reasons that lead to grand coalitions and whether the purported negative consequences actually exist.
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11Frozen Conflict[wp] are unresolved wars that end up in perpetual ceasefires. The first example came out of the Korean War, but has since been used by authoritarian governments as a tactic to take over land that has a large ethnic group that makes up their country. Some examples include Northern Cyprus (annexed by Turkey), Transistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, the Donbass, and Crimea (annexed by Russia), and Nagrano-Karabakh (claimed by Armenia, but owned by Azerbaijan)
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12Disposition Matrix[wp] is Obama's administration's official kill/capture list used for drone killings, rendition, and surveillance of suspected terrorists. The criteria for someone to end up on this list is classified and the CIA and Obama administration have refused to comment on it; this list has been said to most likely exist indefinitely. John Brennan has heavily shaped how this list works. The WaPo originally revealed this story and everyone from the ACLU to Rand Paul has condemned it. This should be chalk full of civil liberties violations and have many conspiracy theories surrounding it.
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5Chris Beat Cancer, a site that promotes "natural" cures for cancer, and claims that chemotherapy is "toxic poison".
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8Apparently we don't have an article on Rosa Parks? There should be one if only to account for all the idiots whining that they're being just like her by breaking the law to promote their bigotry and stupidity. Would that be called the "Parks Gambit", similar to the Galileo Gambit?
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9Situationist International[wp] was a group of social revolutionaries who came up with anti-authoritarian, communist theories to explain social orders. They are similar to the Frankfurt School.
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10Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. We can explain the book's history and thesis and probably do a side by side refutation of his arguments.
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5New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne.
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12Sons of Iraq, a security contractor friggen death squad in Iraq. The "troop surge"? Those guys. Basically, Sunni militants made up of various groups including former Saddam soldiers who had been funded by Syria and Iran (yes those were Shia but they hated the US more), but cheaply, so the US hired them for 3-4 times the pay. Then used them to pacify murder the fuck out of all the Shia militias that were ALSO being funded by Iran and Syria. And it worked. Until the US left and the mercenaries stopped getting paid, the Prime Minister sacked his Sunni President, and made every inclination that he'd begin oppressing the Sunnis. Where are they now? Well, most got integrated into the Iraqi forces or did other stuff, but a few of them ended up in another group you might have heard of...
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10 Someone in the archives proposed we do an article on the phenomenon of the emergency manager as seen in Flint and other places in Michigan and throughout these United States of America. Given the fact that it has recently become a lot more pressing to debate this issue, we should definitely cover it
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10 Bioscience Resource Project - according to their page on WP (which has been subject to at least one edit war) they do some agenda pushing related to genetics and GMOs. As some IP editor recently inserted them into our article on genetically modified food they seem to be something we should cover
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11Dogfighting, Cockfighting, Bullfighting, and maybe even Fox hunting all involve vast amounts of animal cruelty, and with various batshit arguments in favor (or against) them.
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12The O. J. Simpson murder case (officially the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. The former professional football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder after the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman, in June 1994. We can write an article discussing the case not just as a cultural phenomenon but also discuss the overwhelming amount of logical fallacies (emotional appeal, Chewbacca defense, prosecutor's fallacy), dishonesty tactics and evidence gathering mistakes that took place during the trial and behind the scenes, which all had great impact on law in America. We can also discuss the impact on race relations that took place at the time. Simpson, being an African American, had a strong appeal toward the black community because of his seemingly squeaky clean image and his rags to riches story with the majority of them believing he was innocent and being persecuted for his race. Because of this, there was a height of fear in Los Angeles of another race riot worse the 1992 Los Angeles riots if he was prosecuted.
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-6Handball - the ultimate "European" sport. With a focus in Scandinavia to boot. Almost unknown in god's own country (and airstrip one as well), it is one of the most important sports in Central and Northern Europe as well as former Yugoslavia. Maybe a funspace article like the ones on soccer or American football
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21Bioshock is a first-person shooter video game series developed by Irrational Games. We can do an article exploring the political, economic, scientific, philosophical, and religious themes of the three games. Bioshock argues the flaws of Andrew Ryan's (based on Ayn Rand) objectivist philosophy, the impact of free will, and the fall of the anarcho-capitalist libertarian underwater city of Rapture. The city itself is a reflection of Galt's Gulch in Rand's Atlas Shrugged, and the game presents the implications of why a utopian society (especially one of that nature) could never be achieved. Bioshock 2 still explores the impact of free will, but argues the impossibility of absolute altruism and collectivism, a philosophy polar opposite of Ryan's views and presented by the game's antagonist Sofia Lamb. Bioshock Infinite explores the dangers of American exceptionalism, xenophobia, and fundamentalism taken to an extreme by Zachary Hale Comstock and the exploration of quantum mechanics and multiverse theory. Gets a mention in seasteading.
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12 Concussions in Sport, or more specifically Concussions in American Football a long tragic story of denial and lawsuits, now a major motion picture. Debunking those that say "ah getting hit on the head can't be that bad" should be a major component of the article.
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16 The whole tough on crime disaster, including three strikes laws could get the RW treatment. Do harsh sentences work? Do they have racial or class components? Who came up with this ideology in the first place? How do we end the epidemic of incarceration?
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17 Flint water crisis a city that is mostly poor black folks gets literally toxic water on the orders of an "emergency manager" who nobody voted for.
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9Brad Stine is a Christian "comedian" who's basically an unfunny and unpleasant version of Denis Leary. He's also the poster boy for the modern Republican Christian: loves guns, loves corporations, hates atheism, and has a total persecution complex. In addition to this, we can also write an article on Christian comedy by explaining how and why it's used and a list of some of the well known users of this subgenre.
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7Simon Magus is a famous magician from Christian tradition. He could change himself into a goat! As well as become invisible, jump off tall buildings, and antagonise pretty much everybody.
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13The Confederate Constitution[wp] has many supporters who range from southern sympathizers to libertarians who see it as the true small government America ought to be and saw Lincoln as the ultimate tyrant. Ironically it would have limited states rights and didn't remove the government's ability to quash rebellion.
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8Robert Kiviat[wp] director of such hits as "Alien Autopsy" and "Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed", the latter of which is available on Netflix. Also not just alien "documentaries", with "I Shot JFK: The Shocking Truth" and ironicly "World's Greatest Hoaxes: Secrets Finally Revealed".
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7Rick Simpson, who believes that hemp oil cures cancer and every other ill.[6] "I haven't seen anything that the oil doesn't work on." A two-line stub was created and zapped as "so what" in 2013, but this is pretty missional if we can get some substance in.
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13Gay panic[wp] has, surprisingly, not been made yet. It is a legal defenses recognized in many US states that allows someone to state that they reason they killed someone was because the victim had made homosexual advances against them. This defense not only marginalizes gay and bi men, but also trans and intersex individuals.
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7Oddly enough despite having articles on the rest of the manosphere we don't have an article on Red Pillers, an even more extreme and militant form of misogyny pushed on the internet. It's also arguably the most dangerous form of internet misogyny in the real world considering a good chunk of red pillers are rape apologists, pedophilia apologists, and a few mass shooters have been encouraged by their rhetoric.They're so bad even some MRA's dislike them.
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5Something about the 2016 Academy Awards diversity scandal would be appreciated, especially those claiming that the Academy's recent decision to accommodate by doubling women and minority member numbers in their organization is reverse racism and that people like Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and so on are just throwing a temper tantrum, and the Academy caved.
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10Do we have an article on the tendency of cranks and their followers to dishonestly cite a letter to the editor in a peer-reviewed journal as if it indicates the journal supports their crackpottery or somehow magically proves their claims?
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13Reparations for slavery in the US (and elsewhere). How have we not had an article on this?
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1013 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi[wp], the latest film from Michael Bay, the man who tried to outdo Titanic by turning Pearl Harbor into a poorly done love triangle and woefully inaccurate circle jerk of American exceptionalism. Currently only a small part of the larger article on the 2012 Benghazi attack.
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9Tong ren: smacking dolls with a hammer will heal you. Yeah, it's as silly as it sounds.
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14Retraction Watch, part of the immune system of science. Useful for flagging interesting terrible past science.
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7Shmuley Boteach[7][8] came into the public eye for writing about sex. Er, that may not have been the best way of phrasing that. Anyway, being pro-sex (in a strictly religious sort of way) and Jewish are the main things that distinguish him from Christian fumdamentalist conservatives. Has defended thinly veiled antisemitic remarks by Ted Cruz during the 2016 Republican primary campaign
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12 Nativity or whatever we want to call the most bizarre and a-historical story of the Gospels that does not make supernatural claims. Basically even the author himself can't agree whether it happened in 4 BCE, 10 CE or some other time...
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16Chemo Kills (https://chemokills.info/) The absolute worst sort of quack website, as they don't just promote cancer woo (Paleo diet, Vitamin C megadosage, etc.), but also actively and very strongly encourage people to not get (life-saving) chemothrapy. Claims that "globally 1.5 million people a year are murdered by chemotherapy for profit.". A number that cited by Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) on http://pharmadeathclock.com/ . (Could perhaps also be covered in Chemotherapy, which is a stub).
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18Pro-smoking is a thing.

Pro-smoking example: https://smokerswrites.wordpress.com In the middle-ish example: https://www.heartland.org/ideas/smokers-rights Harassment: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/jun/01/pro-smoking-activists-health-campaigners

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16 National Socialist Underground[wp], Jena Cell, NSU or whatever we want to call it. A far right group of terrorists who went around mrudering for nearly a decade - lots of Conspiracy theories out there. Did the intelligence agencies just fail or botch stuff on purpose?
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19Infomercials and shopping channels. How can we not have an article each (or together) on these two sources of fraud, pseudoscience and general crankery?
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19Incorruptibility; we all die, but some refuse to rot by special intervention of God ... or so they say...
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15Rubin "Hurricane" Carter[wp], a man popularly believed to be either guilty of a triple homicide or railroaded by a racist conspiracy. Here, discussion over the case and evidence on both sides (and the fact that it's possible that he's innocent while only being convicted because it was reasonable to think that the evidence pointed to him, with no frame-up needed), the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane", and the 1999 film starring Denzel Washington (and why he should've won the Oscar then and there, and that he was robbed because of well-intentioned but misguided protests to the Oscar board). One of various possible information sources:http://graphicwitness.com/carter/index.html
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14It Works! Actually, it's apparently some kind of body wrap that is supposed to help weight loss in spite of any evidence that it actually, y'know, works. Also promoted via multi-level marketing.
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9Drunken Peasants, a podcast series made by TheAmazingAtheist and several of his friends. Could just be a small part in the main article about TJ.
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12Social Engineering
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12 Deer Tribe Medicine Society New Age claptrap cult about sex. Couldn't find much else about it
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10 Avatar Course Former Scientology mission sued by the Church of Scientology only to convert into some kind of Free Zone cult
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14 MOVE Black Power & Radical Environmentalist/Animal Rights group that committed 2 shootings and 1 bombing.
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8 Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness New Age cult, former member says its founder has Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
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16 Narcissistic Personality Disorder A lot of cult leaders and dictators are said to have this. Jim Jones, David Koresh, etc. Currently just a redirect to personality disorder.
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9 House of Yahweh Religious tolerance.org labels it as a "high risk group" and a "cult". Predicted the End of the World numerous times. Gave us this funny image https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Yahweh#/media/File:Hoy_botnb.jpg
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14 Mexican Drug War A lot of the cartels often incorporate nutty Folk Catholicism in their chaos. Ties in with the whole War on Drugs legalize weed thing.
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11 Order of the Solar Temple Italian cult claiming they are the decedent of the Knights Templar. Committed some mass suicides & as well as some murders between 1994-1995.
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11 Shining Path A Maoist terrorist group/cult/insurgency/organized crime syndicate in Peru that operates to this very day.Been condemned worldwide for its brutality towards peasants and they smuggle cocaine.
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9 True Russian Orthodox Church An offshot of the Russian Orthodox Church that threatened mass suicide if authorities intervened with them holding up a cave to await the end of the world.
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14 Thorium-based nuclear power A lot of crap surrounding the thorium powered reactor in pop sci magazines, a lot of it debunked by thunderf00t.
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19 Ninja A lot of woo, myths, urban legends, and bullshit about them. Ties in with a lot of the mall ninja McDojo crap we talk about.
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8 Crank magnet libertarianism People like Alex Jones, Mark Dice, Bo Gritz, etc. Basically the antithesis of Rationalwiki's views in general
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18Julius and Ethel Rosenberg One of the most controversial executions Of The Last 30 Seconds, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were a couple with 2 kids at the time of their execution for espionage. A great way to delve into the politics of the Cold War and an omen to those who dare to repeat history.
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13Erin Brockovich. Made a name for herself around a scary-sounding chemical whose carcinogeneity is still uncertain. Currently a strongly anti-GMO voice with her own following.
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16Phosphorus. Currently, the link redirects to the "Category:Elements" page. It's essential for life, it's the title character in White Phosphorus (sometimes used to horrific effect in warfare), it's why phosphates are called phosphates, and modern agriculture is using so much we're starting to face a shortage. What's not to love about this element?
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18OPEC
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17Transethnic. As nonsensical as this idea is, perhaps we should define it at least?
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16Frank Miller A once critically acclaimed comic book writer & artist now a generally right wing sexist/misogynistic and racist who published Holy Terror. See Linkara's reviews for more information.
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18Long Island Medium yet another of the many people who claim they can talk to the dead
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16Bono[wp] deserves his own article, especially in terms of talking about why he's such a polarizing figure, why he and U2 are a popular target to attack these days, and debunking the more spurious claims.
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22Prop 65[wp], named after the IQ of the people implementing it, is the reason everything in California causes cancer. By law, everything must state whether or not it contains any possible carcinogens or heavy metals in any quantity, but since virtually everything does, the result is that everything comes with a warning label that most people ignore. A number of small law firms exist only to sue companies that don't put this label on their products.
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24Conehead Skulls. Deformed skulls supposedly belonging to human/alien hybrids (or nephilim, depending on who you ask) that supposedly prove that aliens have visited earth. Supposedly they are found worldwide according to some claims, thought the most notable specimens confirmed are from Paracas, Peru. I figure that perhaps a page detailed what is actually known about them and their history, as well as listing the various claims made about them (like having greater volume, thicker skull plates, unknown DNA, etc...), and debunking them would be sufficient.
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17Symbionese Liberation Army One of the cults responsible for the downfall of the New Left. Most famous for the kidnapping and brainwashing of Patty Hearst.
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13ScienceProvesIt.com, a project of AIG.
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14Sesame Credit, the Authoritarian game designed by Tenacent that gives you points and benefits for toeing the CPP's line, and will become mandatory in 2020.
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19Marcus Garvey[wp]was an early founder of the Pan-African movement and black nationalism, but he tended to see blacks and whites as two different peoples who would be unable to coexist and therefore believed all people of African descent should return to their homeland. He had a famous dispute with W.E.B Dubois and was against the idea of "racial mixing" in order to prevet mulattoes. He is also considered a prophet of Rastafari.
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24We should create an article on the subject of a surveillance state since it has become an ever growing reality with the passage of the PATRIOT ACT, various NSA programs, FBI biometrics database, the FBI spying on Occupy and BLM, Five Eyes[wp] program, Canada's spying bills, etc.
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311980 October Surprise, A conspiracy theory that the Ronald Reagan administration stole the election from Jimmy Carter by negotiating with Iran to delay hostage releases until after Carter left office. I don't have time, but it does seem on mission to me.
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15Joy of Satan, Neo-Nazi UFO Satanic Cult, large presence on the Internet
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13Exopaedia, an encyclopaedia for exoskeletons aliens
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14Steve Shives, a youtube rationalist.
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23Biblical Creation Ministries is a UK-based creationist organization "committed to developing a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary model of earth history consistent with the broad parameters given by the Bible’s story-line" (i.e. publishing pseudoscientific research, debating evolutionists, and spreading creationist ideas).
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35Conspiracy theorists tend to call themselves Political prisoners[wp]. We could make a list of actually political prisoners and cranks who call themselves that. It would be similar to our whistleblower page.
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20The Panama Deception[wp] is a documentary about the 1989 US invasion of Panama. It asserts that the US invaded in order to renegotiate the Torrijos-Carter Treaty[wp] , but also states that the US tested energy weapons in order to test them. This film won an Academy Award for Most Unexceptional Documentary.
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31DARPA[wp] should have a whole host of conspiracy theories since it was responsible for the development of the internet, BRAIN Initiative[wp], autonomous robots like PETMAN[wp], etc.
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28Bill Cosby[wp] should be discussed, especially why he was an idol and a voice of wisdom, his comments before the accusations, and his massive hypocrisy.
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27Village atheist. The stereotype of the evangelical atheist did not begin with "New Atheism". The character of Miles Bjornstam from Sinclair Lewis's Main Street is one starting point.
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40NoFap and Your Brain On Porn. If you've been on Reddit for long enough you should know what NoFap is: A subreddit (and now a site) about abstaining from porn and/or masturbation; movement is full of claims that abstaining from porn and/or masturbation gives them "superpowers". Your Brain On Porn is a site and book by Gary Wilson claiming that pornography is the new cocaine. I don't have a particular stance on it, but I'd like to see some RationalWiki writers take a look at them.
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20Fulton Lewis[wp], who was an influence on modern conservative talk radio with Charles Coughlin. If Coughlin provided the ranting style, Lewis provided the fact-free loopiness.
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21Commerce Clause in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. What does it actually allow Congress to do? Why do liberals and conservatives argue over it? It's yuuuge; why don't we have an article about it yet?
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11Something on the LessWrong "Sequences." Treated as scripture there (in the sense of being proclaimed as the foundational text but roundly ignored in practice). The actual content is somewhere between stopped clock and Sherlock's criticism
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24Whole body cryotherapy, an unregulated practice involving exposing individuals to extremely cold dry air for several minutes. The practice has been gaining popularity in the United States for several years and has been featured by quacks and woo peddlers such as Dr. Oz. The topic is covered briefly at Wikipedia[wp].
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33The Voldemort Effect, a neologism created by Maajid Nawaz, occurs when someone is afraid to name someone or something which can lead to them ignoring the problem. The idea comes from the Harry Potter universe where no citizen is willing to name Voldemort out of fear of retaliation; this is usually used against liberals who are supposedly afraid of calling out Islamic terrorism.
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21I personally think that an article on Sacco and Vanzetti as well as their trial is desperately needed.
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28Voat Voat.co is the libertarian's answer to the recent censorship and bannings over at Reddit during the last few months. Instead of being all gestapo about free speech, it just lets people incite racial violence and other lovely things like that. It's home to such lovely rascals like "race realists", proud racists, Islamophobes (especially as of late), Nazis, Holocaust deniers, antisemites, and transphobics among many, many other brands of moron. They did remove the actual child porn. The site itself is fairly alright, but the vocal community is anger-inducing. Have fun frothing from the mouth with rage studying these idiots in their natural habitat.
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31Allen Ginsberg, a beatnik, commie, homosexual, marijuana enthusiast, and an overall very liberal icon. I'm genuinely surprised that he doesn't have a RationalWiki page yet (see the Wikipedia article for a start[wp]).
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19P. J. O'Rourke, an epically quotable loveable bastard.
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25r/K selection theory, an obsolete biological concept[wp], also taken up in the past by racialists (particularly Rushton) and currently a conservative meme (that conservatives are K and liberals are r, therefore science - frequently from people who previously didn't believe in evolution). This doesn't make coherent sense on any level, but we could do with a dissection of the meme version. (Koanic Soul of course gibbers wonderfully.)
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10ADoseofBuckley, a Canadian humorist who posts YouTube videos under the tagline "Angry Humour From An Angry Man." He posts videos on everything from pop music and ad campaigns to social concerns, with purposefully snarky comments. In particular consideration to watch, and comment on either in an article or side-by-side list or refutation are his videos about Slutwalk, patriarchy, the Oregon bakery case (as a side note in the patriarchy video) nice guys, marijuana (specifically 420), AlterNet (in a video entitled Fox News vs. Alternative Media), and obesity. His YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9kMnSZQd53hE-1sb1f9sdA/videos?feature=hovercard
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18Aaron Copland,[wp] an American composer with a distinctly populist streak in both his music and his apparent politics; had to testify before McCarthy, and was almost tried for perjury afterwards. FBI kept a very close watch on him for some while.
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45COINTELPRO[wp], a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. Discussed briefly in the article on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The topic appears in all sorts of conspiracy theories and might warrant an article of its own.
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24Muslim American Society[wp] is a front group developed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Its official policy is to keep this relationship ambiguous and they claim that Jihad is a "divine legal right" of Muslims. It has also been labeled as a terrorist group by the UAE.
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21Islamic Society of North America[wp] is the largest Muslim group in North America. It has been accused by Stephen Schwartz[wp] as a Wahhabi front group. The Justice Department had considered them as co-conspirators to radical Islamic groups.
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25 Red heifer seems to be the religious equivalent of Kobe beef, a rather rare and overrated breed of cattle. Given that Evangelical and other nutcases are trying to breed one to bring about the end of time, it appears to be squarely on mission
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10Allan Kardec[wp], who codified modern spiritist doctrine. The Portuguese version of Wikipedia[wp] has a more complete article on him.
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18Copulin, the latest gibbering nonsense from the manosphere. There are real things of this name, but the MGTOW version is Barely Noticeable. ZOMBIFYING VAGINA GOO!
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29How have we gone this long without an article on Dr. Phil? Another O-spawn, he promotes yet more alternative bullshit. Also, may or may not have molested a patient.
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25Binding arbitration and its use as a tool for exploiting those without real economic power.
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16 Soong May-ling, who lived a very long and storied life far too complicated to even attempt to summarize here. She and her husband had a unique synergy while in power, and she's also one of those people who eludes easy classification into "good"/"bad" categories. So basically, an article that will avoid being either hysterical ranting or effusive gushing.
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11A new moral panic called Chemsex that involves taking drugs and having lots of sex. It is a real, dangerous problem though in the LGBT community even if it is very minor though.
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26Judicial review denialism, the latest form of right-wing pseudolaw created to oppose same-sex marriage, by denying that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision is legally binding, which is being trotted out by Republican pundits ad nauseam. Could possibly be just a section in Judicial review.
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15Cryosaunas are the hip new exercise woo based on whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). While WBC has legitimate uses in treating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, cryosaunas were popularized by some professional athletes claiming that WBC alleviates post-exercise soreness. As a result, casual athletes are now jumping on the bandwagon. The practice's lack of regulation has come under scrutiny after a cryosauna worker was killed inside one on October, 2015.
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15Naprapathy[wp], a variant on osteopathy and chiropracty. Popular in Scandinavia.
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18 Constructivism - the belief (if taken to its logical conclusion in its most extreme form) that nothing is really real and everything is just a societal construct. While there is some truth to the more moderate forms of putting this, the more hardline of this might be on mission. Also cranks hating against it are definitely on mission. (This appears to be social constructionism.)
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21The Killian documents controversy, a.k.a. the forged documents which "proved" that Dubya didn't go to war.
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15Peter Thiel, who became a billionaire with PayPal and now funds all manner of terrible ideas (LessWrong, Curtis Yarvin). Has written some truly darling libertarian rants as well.
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22Engrams are a supposed mental image of past pain in the "reactive mind" on Scientology. They are also a legitimate explanation for the consistency of memory; in neuroscience engrams are biophysical or biochemical changes in the brain which are a part of a biological neural network[wp].
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45The Freedom Caucus[wp] is made up of 38 Republican members of the House. They are affiliated with the Tea Party and managed to remove the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and prevent the House Majority leader, Kevin McCarthey[wp] from taking his spot. If this sounds like interwar German politics to you, well...
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23Liberty Central[wp] is wingnut organization run by Virginia Thomas[wp], Clarence Thomas's wife. It has been used as prominent evidence for Clarence Thomas's conflict of interest.
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19Neotantra[wp] is a new age cultural appropriation of the spiritual practice tantra[wp] in Hinduism and Buddhism. It involves unconventional sex, called tantric sex, which is "sacred".
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30''The International Jew''[wp] is an antisemitic booklet made by Henry Ford. He later launched The Dearborn Independent in order to expose the vast Jewish conspiracies.
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20Not Dead Yet[wp] is a disability rights group that is opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. They argue that legalization will place pressure upon severely handicapped people to end their lives and avoid "being a burden" on others. They protested the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, and also protested the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby for its positive portrayal of assisted suicide.
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24The Palestinian right of return is a claimed right of those who lived in what is now Israel prior to 1948 and left it in the course of the fighting - Unlike any other refugee situation this right is claimed to be inheritable (including through adoption). There might be on-mission stuff to say about whether this unique interpretation of international law for this one case holds water
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34FIFA[wp]. The world's largest sports governing body is a filthy, corrupt cesspool.
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15Tim Farron[wp] is the new LibDem leader. He is in favor of the UK taking in more refugees,voted against the tuition hike, replacing trident, and bedroom tax, but also voted against the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations[wp].
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33Justin Trudeau[wp] is now the prime minister of Canada and has promised to leagalize Unexceptional-practices-from-marijuana-legalization-in-colorado-washington/ marijuana and ended airstrikes against DAESH[9] We could also mention his father Pierre Trudeau[wp] who is a legend in Canadian politics.
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34 Omar Al-Bashir (or any of the various other spellings) supreme dipshit of (North) Sudan and only sitting head of state to ever be accused of war crimes, I am sure we can elaborate on his guilt or innocence and maybe there are even some apologists for his deeds in some woo-ish crank corners...
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16Yoshiro Nakamatsu[wp], Aka "Dr. NakaMats" - Prolific Japanese inventor and Ig Nobel Prize recipient. Has made some genuinely useful contributions (such as various advances on floppy disks) but most often his work goes into straight-up crankery and woo.
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16A Chinese therapy called paida ("pat therapy" or "slap therapy") was covered earlier this year by the BBC. There has been at least one death associated with it.[10]
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25 The Automotive city has been one of the driving forces in city design for the last century, and is heavily tied into the politics of race and class.
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15Osteopathic medicine[wp], as distinguished from osteopathy
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30Christian persecution, documenting and debunking the widespread claims that Christians are being persecuted in modern America / Europe, and discussing real Christian persecution in non-developed countries (possibly merge with Christophobia)?
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12We need to have a page on "modern day Nostradamus" Gary Spivey because just look at him. What is this? The inverse of a tinfoil hat to better attune to the messages from God?
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22Ken Jebsen a former radio persona and all around kook and woo-meister. Got fired for an antisemitic dog whistle and instead of toning it down he went off the deep end completely. Likes to make common cause with Jürgen Elsässer and is/has been a major Pegida[wp] apologist. English WP has nothing on him but German WP does. He's also rather active on Youtube
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11How to Good-Bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?. Might be a Poe, might be a racist joke, but dude has a website.
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13 Greyhound Therapy: The "medical treatment" of putting unwanted/undesirable/troublesome patients, such as the mentally ill, on a bus and sending them on a one-way trip to the next state over.
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7 Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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37 Nudism woo. Especially in the 19th century when nudism first became a political movement instead of just people foregoing clothes, a lot of woo was associated with it. Be it antisemitism, nationalism or the believe that nudity was some kind of panacea. Some of this woo still remains, as a short visit to one of the places where it is practiced will show you.
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42Gentrification[wp]. When the white hipsters discover your funky and quaint neighborhood and price you out of it.
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21Consensual crime - A.k.a. victimless crimes, e.g. recreational drugs, prostitution, gambling, sodomy (in some jurisdictions), etc..
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19Tom Wolfe[wp]. Started his career as an avant-garde journalist. Turned into a conservative Very Serious Person and satirist of left-wing sensibilities in novels like Bonfire of the Vanities.
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18The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental organization that's much saner than Greenpeace but which still has an axe to grind.
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36European refugee crisis, 2015 European refugee crisis, Syrian refugee crisis, or maybe just Refugees. Lots of missional stuff here. We have Immigration (stub), but IMHO refugees is not the same thing as (economic) immigration (although there is obviously a large overlap).
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12Bill Whittle, available on Wikipedia[wp] already. Cited by anti-gun control persons.
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17Hizb ut-Tahrir, Islamist organization with a million members dedicated to ruling the world under the caliphate. A number of countries have declared it to be a terrorist organization.
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12Gabor Fekete, a physics crank and troll. Emails physicists pretending to be from the Nobel committee; has attained some small fame for this in the field. [11][12][13][14][15] Has been at this for years[16].
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28GOP primary contender Marco Rubio, a man who combines the dullness of Romney with the "seriousness" of Paul Ryan. Still, it looks like Establishment Republicans/donors may coalese behind him as Jeb! stagnats in the polls and there's a decent chance he could take the nomination if he beats the GOP Base's preferred nominees. Currently a redirect.
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24Orrin Hatch, Senator and Presidential wannabe from Utah. Along with Tom Harkin, is responsible for the Quack Miranda Warning, and constantly sabotages the FDA. He was also behind the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 in the US, which "regulates" dietary supplements.
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20Onion - the vegetable, not the website. Provoked by encountering the idea that a red onion applied to the sole of your foot sucks out toxins and negative energy. (Really.) There's probably other fascinating woo.
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44Pink Ribbon/Susan G. Komen for the Cure/pinkwashing. Highly visible, highly questionable breast cancer awareness organization. Their antics include suing the bejezus out of other charities and plastering pink ribbons on carcinogenic products (and firearms). Is more interested in self-promotion than actually doing something against breast cancer. A general article on awareness raising/awareness campaign would also be nice.
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16A Joe job is a spamming technique for smearing a target by spoofing the sender ID so an unflattering or otherwise damaging message seems to have come from the target. See the Wikipedia article on Joe job.
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40The Christian left - an oft forgotten group comprised of Catholics (particularly in South America), some Orthodox Christians and various flavours of Protestant (the Unitarians come to mind). Common to all of them is their interpretation of Christ's teachings as a liberal political philosophy of sorts.
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22International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement - Surely there are some conspiracy theories to debunk here.
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32Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and Stoic philosopher.
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16The al Quds day is an antisemitic shitfest-lollapalooza invented in 1979 by Iranian supreme dipshit Khomeini and thus almost certainly part of our mission statement, if possible flamewar-bait.
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18 Bought, a movie about how vaccines and GMOs are evil -- and, worse, corporationy. (c.f. this examiner.com article)
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10Koanic Soul: a deeply nuts ([17][18][19]) scientific racist site that actually gets >0 play in neoreaction. Mr. 74 liked them too. Vault-Co is also a fan. With added Bitcoin.[20]
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11 The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness[wp] is where Arianna Huffington of the eponymous Post apparently gets at least some of her wackier notions. Also conneted in some way or other to the late medical marijuana and St. John's wort advocate and half-hearted Libertarian Peter McWilliams[wp].
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15 As it stands, the Oath Keepers are mentioned by another article on this site, but I believe they deserve their own page, especially since they've been showing up in solidarity with a bunch of rightwing causes lately.
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12It might be useful to have an article on forensic science. Science News has a recent article on the problems and prospects of the field.[21]
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31 We have an article on High speed rail, an article on the NAFTA Superhighway but nothing on plain old Rail. And why wouldn't we? The authoritarian right Moderately hates the idea of rail and it's been sorely neglected as a means for bulk and public transportation over the years.
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22Something along the lines of Found footage/Hidden Footage? It's a classic method Paranormal believers and conspiracy nuts alike are prone to resorting to as an easy way to fool the more Gullible on the Internet, whether it be a high-budget film or a grainy video inside a Freemason Lodge, and claiming said footage as proof for whatever crank belief/conspiracy they have.
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22Blacklight Power, another physics-defying startup that claims to be able to burn water by knocking hydrogen into a state below the ground state. Amazed writeup here, the crackpot paper it springs from. Noteworthy because it's soaked up millions in venture capital over a couple of decades for something that literally defies physics.
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14uBeam: a physics-defying startup whose big idea is to transmit power by ultrasonic sound. If you do the numbers you'll see that this would require power levels that would not just deafen everyone in the vicinity, but be such that air starts going nonlinear. Site, breathless press [22][23][24] Any bored physicists in the house?
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18Entryism[wp]. Seems particularly salient in light of the controversy surrounding the British Labour Party leadership election, but the concept is referred to in several articles.
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13Jennifer Hoult, because we should be weary of someone who had a false memory of child sexual abuse back in the day, still believes it, and does research on sexual abuse (because there is good chance her research is heavily tinged by her conspiratorial views). Also a parental alienation denier (why not, since both false memories and parental alienation are heavily linked?)
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24We should have an article on the "Right to be Forgotten[wp]". It has been in the EU for awhile now but there is a push to pass such a law in the US. It seems positive for those little mistakes we make on the internet but raises some interesting free speech questions. It also seems to get abused i.e. George Osborne.
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12Allan Savory and his concept of holistic grazing, interesting ideas and solutions about ecology of arid landscapes, claims he can help reduce global warming, but a bit of research reveals a lot of controversy over the man and his project. Unknown Hero ? Or full-of-shit opportunist ?.
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13Central South Slavic diasystem - a bullshit concept in Slavic linguistics invented by nationalists to support splitting Serbo-Croatian into separate Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Montenegrin languages, whereas in fact they are standardized based on the same subdialect of the same dialect of Serbo-Croatian, are 100% mutually intelligible, have 95% identical lexis and 99% identical grammar. This is absurd to the point that Croatian linguists cite books written by Serbs as excellent sources of information on Croatian. Subject of content-forking articles on Wikipedia.
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15Heightism - It's somewhat overlooked as a form of discrimination but there have been studies showing a wage gap between shorter people and taller people, and I have heard anecdotes about tall people not being taken as seriously when they're the victims of crimes. Not to mention the stereotypes.
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14The stuff that's happening in Calais with the migrants (The ones Cameron called a swarm) and the ferry strikers. Right wing response should be covered in this. Can't think of a good name for it.
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17Samaritan is a redirect to Good Samaritan rather than a page on Samaritans. I say fix.
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19Article Four of the Articles of Confederation - Not sure the Most Unexceptional way to title the article, but I've noticed a lot of sovereign citizen nuts screaming about it in youtube videos where they get themselves arrested. They apparently believe that it's the basis for them not having to obey the law. Based on wikipedia, and my reading of that particular article just says States can't bar citizens of other States from entering unless they're criminals or homeless (apparently the Constitution made that part more PC), and has to treat them the same as citizens of the State they're entering. Thought we should tackle this.
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18Some kind of LessWrong-to-normal-person glossary, giving the terms the rest of the world uses for concepts Yudkowsky gave his own names to so he would seem more original.
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24The Federalist, the latest socially conservative website masquerading as a force of reason.
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23Timothy Leary[wp], dearie. Associated with psychedelic drugs and counterculture. Like Alexander Shulgin, missional to the degree that he made claims about the effects and usefulness of chemicals outside the pharmaceutical industry and accepted medical practice.
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15Alexander Shulgin[wp]. Author of Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved and godfather of psychedelics. Missional to the degree that he made claims about the effects and usefulness of chemicals outside the pharmaceutical industry and currently accepted medical practice.
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25Democratic Unionist Party. We have the SF, and this party is bigger and doing more damage to Northern Ireland (most notably the gay marriage thing.)
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18The concept of a Baby Brain which is basically the other side of the Mommy instinct coin. The idea that once a (previously competent) woman has had a baby, she magically is unable to do anything other that look after the baby (and often by implication, he husband.)
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12Max Keiser[wp] is an American film maker who hosts shows on RT and Press TV. He is a goldbug and supports Bitcoin.
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16The Book of Matt, by Stephen Jimenez, which attempts to debunk that Matthew Shepard's murder was motivated by homophobia.
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27Cuckold, currently a redirect to Manosphere glossary, but the history of its use as a generic term of abuse would be good to write up, particularly with the recent prominence of cuckservative. [25] has some well-traced history. "cuck" has a long history in both /pol/ and neoreactionary circles; as it happens, Robin Hanson of overcomingbias.com (predecessor to LessWrong) has done the hard thinking on cuckoldry (and how). Honestly, it's like these people Figuratively spend all day every day thinking about nothing but BIG BLACK COCKS. More: [26]
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35Mommy University. Whereas the Mommy instinct is the notion that mothers magically know how to care for their children better than healthcare professionals, Mommy University is the even bolder notion that mothers know more about everything than everybody else. Products are hawked as having been "invented by a mom," for example, as though this makes the product better. Mommy bloggers are notorious graduates of this University, and tend toward a surprising level of anti-vax and food woo. (See also "sanctimommy," and the recent hashtag #MomHarder )
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33Bristol Palin, from out of the shadow of her mother comes a new challenger to all things ironic and hypocritical, shouting at teh gays and promoting abstinence while simultaneously having children out of wedlock.
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37Apparently there are Hoover Dam conspiracy theories
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23Mamajuana[wp] is a herbal alcoholic alternative medicine that is supposedly an aphrodisiac, flu remedy, digestion and circulation aid, blood cleanser, kidney and liver tonic.
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23The Rind et al. controversy[wp]
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42GCHQ, we have NSA, but we need to do the other side of the pond's equally spy-y institution. Or they could be merged into one article.
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29Okra, particularly the Facebook meme that it's a miracle cure for diabetes. It does help slow and regulate glucose uptake, though it's not the miracle cure it's touted as in way too many woo sites, videos, etc. Snopes, Healthline with papers linked; this paper appears to be the one originally hyped beyond reason.
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44The Druze[wp] are a major ethnoreligious minority in Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Syria. They have been significant faction in the Syrian Civil War.
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44Frivolous lawsuits[27] are often cited as arguments for tort reform or as proof that corporations can't accomplish anything because little people hold them back or other bullshit, and they're almost always fake or misreported.[28][29][30]
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29The Medea hypothesis since we have an article on the Gaia hypothesis. There isn't a lot of info on the Wikipedia article.[31]
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45Bounty Hunters. No, I'm not talking about the ones from Star Wars, but real life ones, such as bail recovery agents. Learned about this one after watching this episode of John Oliver (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS5mwymTIJU)
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47Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS), which is likely to not exist at all and has been used to justify Gluten-free fad diets.
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44Opposition to pornography, separate and distinct from the article on pornography, since the opposition (Fight the New Drug, The End of Porn By Wire, SWERFs, Judith Reisman, certain religious groups, etc.) on both ends of the horseshoe tends to have its own special flavor of batshit arguments and questionable tactics.
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35Taki's Magazine, a site for erudite and witty racists with a sense of style and good graphic design. Where John Derbyshire ended up after the National Review canned him.
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40Essential oil - this one came up on the Facebook RW fan group. We have List of medicinal plants and aromatherapy, but they're a subject of their own.
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36Peshmerga, the ragtag band of Kurdish freedom fighters that are successfully holding against ISIS.
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41Dyatlov Pass incident - The events surrounding the deaths of nine skiers who were camping in the Ural Mountains in 1959. Most likely caused by an avalanche, but others have put forth more wootastic interesting theories.
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33The idea of a Feminazi (currently a redirect to Rush Limbaugh) should be discussed, and its minority status made clear. [32]
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43Pesticide. Someone made User:Tweenk/Pesticide residue, which is relevant.
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30George Pataki. Former Republican governor of New York, currently running for President. May be of more note if he does well enough in the primaries, but he's one the very few sane Republicans left, even if he is a tad boring.
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51Sugar. The world's most popular toxin. Kind of Barely Noticeable the article doesn't exist yet.
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47Processed food. Also something that will kill you. (Or save you. [33]
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41Leaky gut syndrome. While the ailment may or may not be real, the snake oil and "superfood" cures for it are all too commonplace.
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20Advanced Training Institute — the homeskoolin' organization behind the Duggar cult family. Gawker has a recent article on 'em.UNCOMFORTABLE-advice-on-sex-1706406324
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41Cathy Young - a self-described feminist who has been very critical of the movement since the early 1990s. She writes about gender issues, tending to focus on men's issues, and also speaks out against some of the SJW hysterics on the subject of rape and especially campus rape. Also one of the Gamergate supporters, and by extension a critic of its opponents. In addition, she comments on politics as a self-described libertarian.
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31Senkaku Islands - a bunch of uninhabited (but close to some oil) islands owned by Japan which China, rather dubiously claims as their own (as the Diaoyu Islands) and have in recent years threatened war with Japan over. With the latter's alliance with the US this dispute has the (albeit quite unlikely) potential to lead to a Third World War.
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43 Internalized racism - Same reason as the below. Definitely related to False consciousness.
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31Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, by Eben Alexander, Harvard neurosurgeon. Widely popular book that claims to prove an afterlife exists; see eg here from The Spirit Science; one rebuttal here.
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26Lokiarchaeota, a transitional form from about two billion years ago. See Lokiarchaeota.[wp]
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43Troubled teen homes, Christian and secular, for the abuse in them. (Example coverage from 2011, but I've seen a more recent one].) RW already has coverage of one, Hephzibah House, that is currently shoved as a section in Magdalene laundries where it doesn't belong.
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40CRISPR, yet another discovery in biology that creationists have twisted into "and therefore evolution is false." Example: [34]
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22Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, French comedian and raging anti-semite. Friends with Jean-Marie Le Pen in spite of being half African himself. Supposedly invented a reverse nazi salute.
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23Street light interference of the human variety, aka sliders (not the TV show). A way some woomongers make themselves feel special. The Wikipedia article is pretty good, if understated.
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22Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco. Three editors at a vanity publishing house, exasperated by all the stupid manuscripts by conspiracy nuts they're forced to read, mock their clients by making up a Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory incorporating all of the lesser ones. Alas, inevitably, actual conspiracy theorists take their joke seriously, and start stalking them. A brilliant commentary on the gullibility of just exactly these types - a breath of fresh air after Dan Brown.
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23The Moynihan report.
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19Dogs Naturally - "the most complete source of natural health care for dogs" [35]. Has been called the NaturalNews of dog ownership. Animal abuse for the wootastic.
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19Theodore Dalrymple, British retired physician and conservative commentator who's written for Taki's Magazine and Townhall.com among others. His principal thesis: liberal intelligentsia and the welfare state have prompted the British underclass to devolve into lazy, scummy, entitled savages. Like Roger Scruton, the guy broadly seems to resent (and advocate the repeal of) the entire 20th century.
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31 change.org We have ePetitions, why not this?
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45 Pink tax or things aimed at women being taxed more than the male equivalent. Is it real or just a conspiracy made up by people on tumblr.
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27A bunch of parapsychology journals: Journal of Parapsychology [36]; Journal of Consciousness Studies [37][38]; Journal of Near-Death Studies [39]. One we already have is Journal of Scientific Exploration.
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42Sami, or possibly instead sections in the country articles for Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Natives of northern Scandinavia, victims of several assimilation/settlement programmes through the centuries.
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29Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science: Document arguing against scientific materialism. Cowritten by Rupert Sheldrake. ID supporters like it, as do Christians (Mormons?). The original is here, the fawning HuffPo is here, the less-fawning SciAm blog is here; Skeptiko forums likes it. A skeptical view is here, snarky comments here here and here.
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20Suriname Small country in South-America; on-mission as it's the source of quite a bit of herbal nonsense and its ... interesting ... take on politics (the current present is a convicted drug smuggler in the Netherlands, and accused of playing a part in the december killings).
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10Akiane Kramarik: Child prophet and painting prodigy or hack exploited by her parents? It's worth it for RW to assemble the evidence scattered all over the web.
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13Alive.com is an alternitive medicine quack fest from Biritsh columbia, it is a magazine and website about "natural" (ie Bullshit medicinal ways. it is full of random quackery
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24Midbrain activation: woo marketed to parents in India to pay for coaches to train up their kids' midbrains. Skeptics in India deal with this one a bit. [40][41]
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38Nootropics ("smart pills") are dietary supplements intended to improve mental function. They bear some resemblance to dietary supplements used in bodybuilding in that they often involve taking "stacks" of various ingredients with little evidence of safety or efficacy. A recent news article can be found here.[42]
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18 Vril- holy shit, we don't have a page on this?
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53Basic income (on WP[wp])
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32Ateshgah of Baku, This structure in Azerbaijan has been subject to some controversy for a while. It is an abnormally well preserved shrine of some sort just outside of Baku that depending on who you talk to, is either a Zoroastrian Fire Temple, a Hindu Temple, or both. While it was long assumed to be a Zoroastrian Fire Temple some Parsis back in the 19th century who visited the place doubted that and suggested that it could be a Hindu Temple. This association at first seems a bit far fetched due to its geographical implausibility (and the differences between Zoroastrianism as it was practiced during the Sassanian Empire and Zoroastrianism as it is practiced now in India). While the association with Hinduism isn't entirely made up, as it is clear that Hindu Merchants liked visiting the shrine as is evident by the inscription they left behind, the idea that it was founded as a Hindu Temple, or was only a Hindu Temple is rather far fetched. However the existence of a relatively even sided controversy has never dissuaded the Hindutva types from claiming that said controversy is settled in their favor and this case is no exception. The other wiki has an extremely one sided article on this building[wp]. I would advise visitors visiting the page with Google Chrome to visit the same page in other languages (specifically Russian, Azerbaijani, and Persian) to compare with the English article. They are all well balanced, presumably because Indians don't speak any of those languages... Given that Wikipedia seems to have ditched neutrality for this one article, and given our critique of Hindu Nationalism and our evaluation of their various claims, it would make sense to have an article evaluating this issue.
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28Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior, by Marimba Ani. One of the most popular black supremacist books. Some of its analysis is arguably defensible, but it's also full of bizarre woo and pseudohistory, such as this bit about blacks being more capable of absorbing "divine energy" due to their dark skin, and virtually every stick-shaped object (including, I shit you not, umbrellas) being a manifestation of the white man's fear of the black man's penis.
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23Clair Patterson Scientist who figured out the age of the earth, and was against lead denialism. Barely Noticeable scientist
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39Hyperphysics: reader suggestion. "It's hosted by Georgia state University, and is run by Rod Nave. At first glance it seems to be an education resource. My problem is the creationist slant of the site. False claims made include: DNA is a true code, and that amino acid selection during protein synthesis is not chemically determined [43] Other pages directly relate to god, and creationism. [44]"
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29Sharyl Attkisson: CBS journalist and woo-pusher. Anti-vaxxer [45] [46] and general BSer. Also hates Wikipedia because it notes her anti-vaxxing.
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18Jonathan McIntosh: Social activist and video producer (makes videos with Anita Sarkeesian) that Gamergaters are convinced is some sort of shadowy SJW puppet master ('cos obviously chicks can't come up with their own ideas).
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27Electronic pickpocketing: I keep hearing ads for wallets designed to protect against this. Any legitimacy? (There is a possibility to skim contactless/NFC cards, but you sure as hell don't need to buy a $80 wallet when a fetching tinfoil hat does the same job. Feel free to repurpose that blog post. We need a good title for this article.)
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35Human nutrition; we have so many articles on food woo, why not a basic list of all nutrients you really need? Essential nutrients and what they do. Proteins lipids and carbs, various vitamins, trace metals, etc.
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28Lamaze, a natural childbirth technique.
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19Irwin Schiff, a popular and influential tax protester.
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16Yvette Guinevere, AKA Science Babe, for this article.
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15Terasem[47][48][49] made the news not long ago for tricking NCIS actress Pauley Perrette into appearing to endorse their arrant bullshit. It's been described as a "robot cult" and calls itself a "transreligion".
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40AIPAC. It's a lobbying group and pro-Israel, so it's basically a giant magnet for conspiracy theories.
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45Eurasian Economic Union - Putin's club for aging autocrats
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25TDP lamp aka biolamp (a reader request), with wooish claims of the magickal powers of far-infrared - the Wikipedia article is noticeably lacking in critique. Perhaps the wooish side of infrared in general.
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15PsycheTruth - A channel on Youtube with over 880,000 subscribers, yet it's jam-packed with woo.
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34Interposition, the concept that U.S. state asserts rights to oppose actions of the federal government that the state deems unconstitutional. Under the theory of interposition, a state may "interpose" itself between the federal government and the people of the state by taking action to prevent the federal government from enforcing laws that the state considers unconstitutional. Interposition has not been upheld by the courts. Rather, the courts have held that the power to declare federal laws unconstitutional lies with the federal judiciary, not with the states.
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9Zoltan Istvan, a transhumanist "philosopher". His Wikipedia article is puffed-up to ridiculous proportions ("no really, he's a philosopher!") His transhumanist novel is an Objectivist diatribe. Even other transhumanists find him too annoying and not useful.
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23The Rife machine uses electricity in an attempt to treat cancer, Lyme disease, and other diseases. It went out of favor for awhile and has now been revived. Even Andrew Weil says they don't work.[50]
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33 The woozle effect, aka evidence by citation
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21 The Freikorps, the infamous Weimar Republic-era volunteer paramilitary group that was well known for it's brutality (partially a result of personnel being derived from former Sturmtruppen) and regular use against communists. Like many shock troops left over from WWI, it soon became entangled with fascist elements.
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25Laplace's demon -- the whole idea of scientific determinism and how it doesn't work/gets falsified.
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19Just ran into this really cogent counterargument to the idea that the bible is divinely inspired.[51] Could make an article from this, or part of one.
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26Great Zimbabwe (Better idea: a list of the major non-Egyptian African civilizations, to smack racists on the heads with.)
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26Michael Tellinger, a South African politician and "ancient aliens theorist", or his book Slave Species of God.
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10RationalWiki:Please climb the Riksdag dressed as Batman
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14Oswald Spengler, historian who was a major influence on the Nazis, although he was opposed to and eventually ostracized by them. (On Wikipedia.)
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22Lists of weird laws are generally cherry-picked if not made up entirely.
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17From the darker bits of the Dark Enlightenment: James A. Donald (JAD, http://blog.jim.com/ ), the guy so racist even Eric S. Raymond calls him a racist and such an asshole even Slate Star Codex regularly bans him from commenting. He comes out with such gems as "National socialism kills people not because it is nationalist, but because it is socialist" and calls white nationalism "moderate leftism". And he has important information on the Jews. And he's an anarcho-capitalist. I don't think I've ever seen a non-asshole word from him, though I will credit him with enough sense to realise Bitcoin was unscalable from day one.
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17 The Dominican Republic, the bigger one, land of Rafael Trujillo, next to Haiti. Not to be confused with Dominica, the smaller one, land of bizarre coups.
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21Fred Rogers. If more Christians were like him, this site would be vastly different. So would the world.
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15Eliot Spitzer - the former attorney and governor of New York who had quite an impressive list of transgressions involving prostitutes and use of state funds to pay for them. His successor, David Paterson, might warrant an article too.
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17Applied Zoopharmacognosy - "Applied Zoopharmacognosy enables self-medicative behaviour in domesticated or captive animals by offering plant extracts that would contain the same, or similar constituents to those found in an animal’s natural environment. The practice encourages and allows an animal to guide its own health, since unlike their wild counterparts, captive and domesticated animals rarely have the opportunity to forage on medical plants. The extracts offered include a variety of essential oils, absolutes, plant extracts, macerated oils, tubers, clays, algae, seaweeds and minerals. Once the animal has selected its remedy, it will then guide the session by inhaling it, taking it orally, or by rubbing a part of its body into it." Basically animal abuse with woo. (Quote from http://www.ingraham.co.uk/.)
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12Al Murray - A British comedian Most Unexceptional known for his "Al Murray the Pub Landlord" act; a satirical impersonation of a right-wing, jingoistic publican. Recently however, he ran for Parliament as joke candidate for the Free the United Kingdom Party (or FUKP) in the same constituency as Nigel Farage. This of course, pissed off a lot of people who never got the joke, to the extent that he actually had break character a few times on his Facebook page.
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20MetaMed: in which a bunch of LessWrong alumni branch out into real-world bad ideas that could hurt people. A medical startup where, for the exclusive price of $5000, they'll Google your symptoms and give you "rational" advice, straight from people who've heard of the disorders involved for the first time in their lives. Has, of course, money from Peter Thiel. [52] The target market is rich hypochondriacs.[53][54][55][56][57] Not to be confused with other legit "Metamed"s.[58][59] Edit: appears to have gone to its deserved fate already [60][61] FB last active just before death [62], were stiffing people earlier in 2015 [63][64][65]
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31Genocide Watch - given their "2014 Countries at Risk" report lists the U.S. as a 10 (because "Colonists, US Army & slave traders" are going to kill "Native Americans & African slaves" and Japan as a 10, because the "Japanese Army" are going to kill "Chinese, Koreans and Philipinos" they appear to be way off the scale. It's a "countries at risk" report, not a "Countries that did bad shit in the past" report.[66] (Correction/comment by ScepticWombat: The "10" is a phase in genocide, specifically denial, not a risk factor for an imminent danger of genocide. Genocide Watch's description of the 10-stage model of genocide is found here)
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10Lionel R. Milgrom, associated with the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College of Science, has produced irony meter-stressing levels of quantum woo, tangled up with homeopathy.[67][68]
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9Theodore Gray and his Barely Noticeable growth sprayis an element collector(which is always cool), cofounded Wolfram Industries with Stephen Wolfram, wrote a column for Popular Science magazine, tends to be pro-science, anti-woo, an outspoken critic of Global warming denial, and a general on-mission science populariser. It's so nice to see a Viz character turn up in real life.
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31Bruno Bettelheim. (WP). Made a name for himself as a child psychologist and author of the "refrigerator parent" theory of autism. Turns out to have been mostly a fraud; his only academic degree was in art history. Still widely cited and respected.
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45Serial killer (WP). We have several articles on individual instances. I could see that an article on stereotypes vs. reality might be relevant, as would some comment on their prominence in Western pop culture.
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52Fight The New Drug, an organization dedicated to teaching the ills of pornography as well as treating addiction to porn using all the wrong methods. Full of Mormons and with some direct LDS Church support.
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363HO "Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization", founded by a Sikh from India, but membership is mostly white Americans. Declared heterodox by mainstream Sikhs, it's teachings are primarily derived from Kundalini Yoga. There are some sex abuse accusations and cult accusations.[69] They own a billion dollar security firm.
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20Lindsey Duncan and his companies agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission a fine of $9 million for false claims about weight loss from their green coffee bean extract.
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22David Silverman, or at least more about American Atheists
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25 Geuzen. They were a lose collection of Calvinist Christians who would launch terrorist attacks against Dutch towns (e.g. burning down churches associated with Catholicism; raping nuns when nunneries ran out of supplies to raid) to force people into converting to their religious ideology. They later set up ships for piracy attacking Spanish Catholics. Other than that, they believed Muslim Turks to be more favourable than Catholics and used the crescent in medals. (But see wp:Geuzen before you do anything about it.)
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18 Another Tumblr trend that needs a thorough thrashing, Headmates or "multiplicity" is the trend of claiming multiple personalities and believing that integration of them is evil.
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8AuroraTek I stumbled on this Webshite today; they sell a "Self-Charging Electric Scooter" for $1500 ... their "science" page talks about travelling faster than light, and their news page talks about "my contact with human-appearing extraterrestrials" ... It has all the indications of being complete bullshit (but didn't investigate too deeply)... ((I'm writing this; it'll be up in a few hours so no removing it tyvm ~$catb0t(Totally Not a Bot!) 08:05, Sunday, February 14, 2016 (UTC)))
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18Isaac Bonewits was a prominent Druid and Neopagan as well as the only person to receive a degree in magic from an accredited university. (UC Berkeley of course.) He also wrote a commonly-used list of how to spot cultishness in an organisation. A fascinating fellow.
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6Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer Could do with a real article for all the anti science they do.
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33Fiqh: no, it's not a fruit or pastry, it's the legal tradition (like common law or civil code) as practiced by polities under Sharia law.
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15John Searl. Free energy con man. By reader request.
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21Gregory S. Paul is a paleontologist of some renown[wp], but has also has written on the correlation of societal religiosity with social disfunction, particularly with regard to negative American exceptionalism compared to other developed countries. See The Guardian review by Sue Blackmore, Are we better off without religion?, and his most recent paper.
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18Miles Mathis, a mathematics and physics crank and conspiracy theorist. His home page: THE Average STANDING ERRORS IN PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS, 5000+ pages of rambling on subjects such as why pi is actually four. Critical blog, another critical blog, critical watch blog, apologist blog (unless I got Poed), another fan, an interview, critical discussion. A few actual physicists seem to think he's hilarious.
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26Universal Medicine, an esoteric healing group given to legal threats to hide criticism.
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35Jody Hice, the dominionist, pro-conversion therapy preacher was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 10th district. His book, claimed that Islam is not deserving of 1st Amendment rights.
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13Monika Milka, proprietor of Monika's Entity, a deeply fraudulent medical woo site. News reports, homeopathy of the oceans. The writing on the Facebook page should be entirely in green. And the Freeman disclaimer.
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19Hasbarah - because Israel's "public diplomacy" is cuttingly close to both Propaganda and espionage.
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21Google Earth. Perfect for finding Symbols of your favorite Secret Society in geography, finding FEMA Camps, certain prophecies in the bible being fulfilled (like the shapes of certain things like lakes in Asia relating the the Symbols in Revelation), and a LOT more Bullshit.
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23An article on the ISIS Beheading Conspiracy Theories. Because it's so obvious that everything is a conspiracy.
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12Inference: International Review of Science, an alleged academic journal with a taste for crankery. Includes Michael Denton on creationism intelligent design, and writings by Michael Fumento. http://inference-review.com/
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17Street Epistemology developed by Peter Boghossian is a newer activity which is a partly scripted question asking method some atheists use to induce doubts in people's god beliefs-seems worth researching for potential benefits and problems it might have. Or it could just be acting like a stereotypical atheist dick. Let's write it up and see!
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14 Due to their many Mildly Decent contributions, perhaps John and Hank Green of Vlogbrothers fame should get some more scrutiny via RW.
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31 I was listening to this Fresh Air and I realized that we don't have pages on Spam e-mail. This seems to be a mess of scams, con artists, and pseudoscience that would fit into our mission well.
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9Kang Youwei, A Chinese political thinker and reformer of the late 19th century and the turn of the century who was popular in China than under the rule of the Qing Dynasty. Among other things he advocated both Constitutional Monarchy and Socialism in China. On the other hand, he was a eugenicist. The political theories he set forth in his book Da Tong Shu are objective and utterly indisputable proof that the Horseshoe theory is either mostly or completely correct, it is the "missing link" between Communism and Fascism. In light of what he wrote in that book he should be either given a prominent spot on the Horseshoe Theory page or given his own page.
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22Camille Paglia. If Dworkin and Greer can have articles, Paglia sure deserves one. Job for one of our resident feminists, I suggest.
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14The Cult of Saturn, a common scapegoat for Christian End Times, and Illuminati Predictions and Conspiracies.A couple of [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShAwHBsKOuA examples
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-1Justicar - He's one of thunderfoot's buddies. misogynist, conservative, and anti-feminist (and a Slymepitter), and may I add, extremely pedantic.
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5Remnant of God, a Webshite about end times paranoia. Apparently thinks The Pope is the Antichrist.
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3Lucis trust We had a stub article, but it was deleted. It's a company that focus of occultry, conspiracy Theories regarding Freemasons, etc. The reason this particular one gets so much attention is because it's original name was "Lucifer Publishing Company", and was acknowledged by the United Nations.
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9Myron Fagan - A Red Scare Proponent, and an early proponent of the Illuminati conspiracy Theory. "A lot of modern ideas about the Rothschilds come from him, and I am sick of me being linked to videos of his talk show." (example)
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18InternetAristocrat - conservative, racist, MRA who is a leader of Gamergate.
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28Detroit. Who - liberals, conservatives or the Stormfront crowd - if any of them, is correct about the reasons for it becoming what it has?
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12Project monarch - Nuff said [70]
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9Benjamin Fulford. claims a bunch of absurd things about the Illuminati and Freemasons, and that he'll take them down singlehandedly. This is him.
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18George Dillman, a mall ninja manager of McDojo training camps who claims that, among other things, you can use your body to generate chi/bioelectricity/radio waves to block attacks and knock people out.
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46Big organic, or how the organic food lobby gets its way.
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12John O'Connor, a Catholic priest who claims to expose the Antichrist, and Conspiracy whackers claim he was kicked out of the Catholic church.
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18Roger Morneau, an "Ex-Satanist", who claims to expose evolution.
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13Masonicinfo.com. If you have an anti-freemason claim, masonicinfo will have the refutation, and the conspiracy theorist will throw the shill gambit.
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8Pawns in the Game By William Guy Carr. Oh boy...
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17Bill Gaede, physics crank known for his theory the Rope Hypothesis. His WP article talks about his legal troubles, but the woo goes deep here and is very RW. Has followers. Site: http://www.youstupidrelativist.com/ Already in the list of Internet kooks and pushes the Rational Science Method. The Facebook group is remarkable.
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21Reader suggestion: "An article about the term freedom, in my eyes its current usage in the States resembles pretty much some damn newspeak, as a great example calling French fries freedom fries because of France not.. er, supporting the forced spreading of freedom huh? Anyway, that's pretty much all I can say myself about that topic, but I'd really appreciate someone writing an essay or something about it." Two crappy articles at this title have been deleted already, so do a good one if you do this one.
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48 The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. One of the most influential works of Christian fiction Of The Last 30 Seconds and one of the few that's worth reading by everyone. Has had a tremendous impact on both world and especially Western culture.
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11 Justine Tunney. Possibly the clearest living embodiment of the horseshoe theory, she went from being the voice of Occupy Wall Street (Figuratively, managing a Twitter account with the name OccupyWallSt) in 2011 to vocally supporting the neoreactionary movement in 2014, particularly its technocratic wing. (Though she has consistently stated that she is not affiliated with neoreaction.) She even said Obama should be kicked out and Google CEO Eric Schmidt installed as the new President. Arthur Chu has a nice summary of her bizarre swing here.
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13 David Rockefeller, a pundit whose speeches are constantly quote mined for conspiracies.
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10 Ecoscience by John Holdren, a book touted by Conspiracy Theorists to be froof of the Depopulation conspiracy theory
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21Modafinil, a sleep-cycle-adjusting drug with some documented effects and some woo-ish notions that it's a smart drug of some sort.
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7Larry Klayman.
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31Galt's Gulch Chile: Libertarians suckering other libertarians into buying arid land in Chile without any water rights. One sucker's story. The actual site. Background information on GGC can be found at Mother Jones Magazine.
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32The “Women are Wonderful” effect (WP)
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22Fraser Institute; nuff said.
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26Another "messiah", Goel Ratzon, convicted on rape and incest, this one went on a breeding campaign in Israel. See [71] and [72]
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41Metabunk.org, a site dedicated to refuting conspiracy theories, which, unsurprisingly leads to accusations of being a shill. Countless Youtube videos have whistleblowers "exposing" Metabunk.
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28Progress in Physics, a pseudojournal whose Wikipedia article[73] calmly and neutrally paints them as absolutely frothing. About the only place that will publish Pierre-Marie Robitaille.
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27Wudduya say we expand the crap out of Albert Einstein? Yes, RationalWiki is not an encyclopedia, but we are all about science. The very, very least we could do is include present and historical debate about this theories.
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47Epigenetics is mentioned in about 20 articles, and relates to disputes about the validity of the neo-Darwinian synthesis.
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43Maimonides. This guy's influence over Judaism is enormous to put it mildly, he was also one of the most committed rationalists of the entire medieval period though he said some rather mean things about non-Jews. However from a theological perspective to say that he reconciled Rabbinic Judaism with rationalism would be an understatement, he jammed it down his colleagues throats. He had a substantial impact on Aquinas and like other medieval rationalists he ought to be included in Rationalwiki
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38My Parents Open Carry. Naming the father character in a pro-gun book "Dick Strong", frankly, is begging liberals to make fun of it. Even ignoring the content of this book, it's awful: wooden prose, bad grammar, hectoring tone. Yet, it's quite popular on Amazon (it was promoted by Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher according to the back cover).
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34Connection theory is a new nuttiness dreamed up by the Bay Area transhumanist crowd. It's sufficiently nutty that even LessWrong posters take the piss out of it. But they're apparently attracting actual money. Anyone feel like researching and writing it up? [74] [75] [76] [77] Most of the original pages about it have been taken down, but are still in the Wayback Machine.
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27Anime - We have an article on Furry fandom, I don't think it's that much of a jump. Sandbox Start
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27Bradford-Hill criteria, a flawed but useful list of criteria to tease out correlation from causation. Used extensively in epidemiology, to the point of being the touchstone of evidence-based medicine.
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38Inflammation, the latest trendy bogeyman in the alternative medicine/food woo crowd. If you don't feel good, it must be because of "inflammation" caused by eating junk food/exposure to toxins/not being on the paleo diet. Plus, inflammation is why you're fat.
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18Oxford Groups, later re-named to Moral Re-Armament. An evangelical group that is most famous for spawning Alcoholics Anonymous and the involvement of Mary Whitehouse.
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41Radical lesbian separatism - you know, the mob who claim all PIV sex is rape, no woman is born heterosexual, and that they're groomed to be sexually attracted to their oppressors.
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45Hypochondria. Wikipedia article, Not quite the same as self-diagnosis, but relevant..
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37Brute fact, a fact that cannot be explained at a more "fundamental" level, or a fact in a different category than "institutional" facts, which depend on social agreement for their validity.
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36Fighting words - There isn't a page on how insults and rudeness breaks the limit of free speech, and there isn't an entry on the Freedom of speech page.
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44Nouri al-Maliki, because he was "elected" to prime minister of Iraq during the United States occupation, acted like a dictator, used American troops to carry out ethnic killings, and had the full backing of the US government. (Or Hamid Karzai, who's also become a straight-up asshole.)
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42The hygiene hypothesis of child cleanliness and immune systems, e.g. [78]. There's a short section in food allergy.
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37Not all X - a common derailment in argument, particularly with MRAs. Usually seen as "not all men," but it generalises well beyond that (e.g. "not all libertarians"). May or may not be fallacious depending on usage (usually is, though). Not quite No true Scotsman in use ... I think.
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37Fake conference or scam conference - the sort where there's no real scientific conference, just a lot of people's money being taken. Will accept SCIgenned papers.
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50SCIgen, the fake paper generator used to test scam conferences and predatory journals.
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38Testimony of conversion, or some similar phrase, for every conservative Christian who starts a bout of proselytizing with "I used to be atheist/liberal/evolutionist/whatever, but then I learned about Jesus."
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51The Science wars, wherein academia was divided between the sciences and the postmodern humanities. Shots were fired, feelings were hurt, people were trolled.
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56"Everyone is racist - I just admit it" - an argument that certain racist individuals and organisations use to justify their prejudices. (Comment: Actually, it's a form of a more general argument: "everyone is [negative quality X], therefore [my (extreme) form of X] is OK", though I'm not sure what to call that one)
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42Disease mongering - There should really be an article on this IMHO. Wikipedia.
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41The Rockefellers/Rockefeller Foundation. They're as much a magnet for conspiracy whackjobs as the Rothschilds. One story, popular among paranoid anti-feminists, is that they started feminism so that women would eventually be allowed to have jobs and thus be taxable.
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43Orthodox Judaism could have its own article; possibly Ultra-Orthodox Judaism too. We've covered Christian and Islamic fundies - let's complete the Abrahamic hat-trick!
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39Titanic conspiracy theory - As with the Lusitania, there seems to be conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic, e.g. that it was torpedoed by a U-boat or deliberately sunk for insurance money. (See here for one instance.)
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48Culture-bound syndromes: phenomena believed within a culture to be diseases, but which are completely unknown outside of that culture, suggesting psychological rather than physiological origin. An example would be fan death[wp], the belief that sleeping in a room with a running fan can be fatal, which is widespread in both North and South Korea but unheard of elsewhere.
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52Florence Nightingale, a nurse who was an early pioneer of evidence-based medicine.
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43A non-fun Chicago - Conservatives are constantly saying that it's high crime rate is proof that "liberalism" leads to rampant crime.
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45American religions: Mormonism; Unitarian Universalism; the AME; the Seventh Day Adventists; Megachurches; Jesus Freaks; Jehovah's Witnesses. While we have articles on most of these things separately, I would love to read a decent history of the development of all of these uniquely American churches, something that ties together the dynamics -- historical, cultural, and theological, that make America such rich soil for people with new ideas about what God wants.
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45The so-called liberal paradox (WP) (think classical liberal), a paradox in political philosophy with some interesting implications for real-life socio-political problems.
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17Washington Monument Syndrome: Because the only way Americans will pay for the things they like is to threaten cutting them.
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31The Department of Education, which, before Obamacare, was the GOP's Great Satan.
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51False rape accusations. While this is partially covered in the article on rape apology, it could use its own article, since it's the favourite canard of the "men's rights" movement and it seems to creep into any serious discussion about rape.
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18How do we not have an article on Nylonase? It's the greatest proof of evolution!
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31Predatory lending.
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18The death of Savita Halappanavar, or "How the Catholic Church began to be irrelevant in the Republic of Ireland."
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7Considering our addiction to sci-fi, the Prime Directive (as a section of Star Trek or in a separate article). The principle of complete non-intervention in the internal affairs of less technologically-advanced civilizations could be prophetic in the years to come, and should be skeptically analyzed.
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29The notion of dimensions, which has become a woo-magnet for people uneducated in physics.
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30Sex differences in humans: Is a specific gender genetically inclined to read/do maths better? Have better physical strength? Be more emotional or aggressive? etc.
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19Henry VIII, for creating an entire religious sect so he could marry six wives, and Edward VIII, who was one step to creating the most dangerous constitutional crisis of the modern era.
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39Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) by David Reuben - A sex guide from the late 60's which was a best seller in its time (inspired a Woody Allen movie of the same name). Relevant because the original edition portrays homosexuality as a disorder, advocates reparative therapy, somewhat flirts with the whole pink swastika idea, claims that all lesbians are prostitutes, and also recommends a Coca-Cola douche as a contraceptive (you can read about it all in the following link). I don't know too much about the 1999 revised edition, but based on Amazon reviews it's just as bad on the homophobia front.
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10Geomancy, the art and "science" of predicting the future by tossing and then interpreting dirt. May be confused with FengShui, which is sometimes also called "Geomancy"
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10"Social engineering," used to legitimately describe government/business practices, or alternatively as loaded language by cranks.
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24The October Surprise conspiracy theory, or how Ronald Reagan supposedly won the presidency in 1980.
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50The Cult Awareness Network (CAN), aka Old Cult Awareness Network (Old CAN), an anti-cult group, and its doppelganger, the New Cult Awareness Network (New CAN), a Scientology-controlled fake anti-cult front group. (See: wp:Cult Awareness Network and wp:New Cult Awareness Network.)
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12Immune system boosting, a ubiquitous CAM marketing slogan (people using this slogan of course ignore the fact that an overactive immune system is painful and dangerous).
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37The liberal arts/humanities; a stock pet peeve of right-wingers—but are they truly as useless as said right-wingers claim they are?
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17Hurricane Sandy denialism. Yes, this is a real thing, I kid you not. Hell, we have an articlededicated JUST to the hurricane. You know, the cocktail of conspiracy theories, global warming denialism, and just general Congressional vileness.
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47Spanish American War and/or the Philipines War. The parallels with the Iraq War are uncanny and disgraceful. Never forget.
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11Warranted conspiracy theories both as a category (for things like the Reichstag fire, COINTEL Pro, Henry Knox's Sons of Liberty, etc.) and explaining how they differ from garden-variety conspiracy theories.
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14The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), anyone? It's unambiguously homophobic, exhibits rampant double-standards in regards to male and female sexuality as well as sex and violence, and refuses to conclusively reveal who it is composed of, among other things. We might as well have a page on the documentary that points all this out, This Film is Not Yet Rated, too.
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10We have an article for Audio woo, why not Video woo?
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34A Sex woo category? I can't believe there isn't one already. We have "male enhancement", g-spots, a whole bunch of herbal and homeopathic medicines, beliefs like coitus interruptus, oriental meditation techniques, the list goes on

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  • Archive 2 - Several hundred never-made pages since 2009 because we forgot to wipe the goat down after finishing. You may find something worth doing here.
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