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[edit] September 2014

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42Cracked: A 90-Second Guide to Determine if Your Internet Cause Is BS
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14"Just how secure is Xi Jinping, really?"
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11Which Iraq War are you?
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24"The Only Thing Unusual About Ray And Janay Rice Is That Anyone Noticed." NFL fans and MRAs are having a very poor year.
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21Organized homeschooling's obsession with false reports of child abuse.
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-12Those RationalWikians of the "Yes" persuasion in the Scottish referendum should have a look at this. Update: No, stop downvoting, they should really look at this.
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28White people refuse to believe black people's experiences.
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10"Capt. Kirk vs. the Internet"
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14Stung by Zoe Quinn's partial release of the IRC logs where they planned her harassment, the perpetrators of #GamerGate release 3,756 pages of full logs. They actually think this stuff makes them look anything not like pieces of shit.
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11Even Albert Einstein once got fooled by a purported psychic. (HT PZ Myers.)
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25Obama Outperforms Reagan on Jobs, Growth, and Investing.
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14Skeptical Science launches a cheeky quote/caricature series called 97 Hours of Consensus.
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5Do you still think #GamerGate was a spontaneous grassroots movement of any sort? Zoe Quinn has screenshots for you.
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-30People don't know how to find the true gems of the internet: The Most Underrated Websites(self promotion warning)
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14Turns out you can do direct A/B comparisons on workplace gender discrimination: ask a transgender person. (Similar response comment on HN.)
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8AlterNet looks at the men's rights movement
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12Herbals, Dietary Supplements Linked To Liver Injury
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15Willing to reconsider your no-byline policy, Economist? (Update: no, but they withdrew the review.)
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45Muslims take the piss out of ISIS, using genuinely funny snark and satire. We at Rationalwiki salute you.
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10Every time ISIS murders a journalist in broad daylight, there's only one conclusion.
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3Shaking the foundation? -- DJ Grothe "no longer with JREF", LA offices closed and re-headquartered in Falls Church, VA
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29Cracked strikes again. "6 Tricks I Learned as a Faith Healer (for Scamming You)"
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17Jeff Berwick's Galt's Gulch in Chile isn't going well...

[edit] August 2014

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-5Milo Manara's Spiderwoman, rendered as a 3D model by Dino Ignacio.
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33Dylan Avery, director of Loose Change, is unemployed and getting out of the Truther Movement.
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22Chiropractic Abuse: An Insider’s Lament
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-8Zara fashion: After swastika handbags in 2007, this time: Children's pyjamas in concentration camp style. Dafuq?
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9NY Times - the internet is One big circle jerk
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16io9: This Classic Science-Denying Scandal Shows Why Too Much Testing Is Bad. "Bad", you say? This needs further study!
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36Cracked: 5 Successful People Who Everyone Forgets Are Exposed Frauds
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20Sorry, Republicans: going full-libertarian will alienate all your other bases.
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8“Should we call ISIS evil? — Evil is the most powerful word we have to prepare ourselves to kill other people comfortably.”
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18Reason magazine actually does something useful, says that the Bill of Rights isn't just for white people.
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-13You're writing a story and it's got a ... white character. How to describe them so normal people will understand.
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10Somebody is using Lorem Ipsum to troll google translate.
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38Salon: Why rightwingers hate smart people in general, and Neil deGrasse Tyson in particular.
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23A recent review of court cases has shown that courts nearly always side with wind farms, finding insufficient evidence of Wind Turbine Syndrome.
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32Fark bans misogyny in comments
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40From The Onion's new website: "My Doctor Told Me I Should Vaccinate My Children, But Then Someone Much Louder Than My Doctor Told Me I Shouldn’t"
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29Facebook will now point out satire. Because people really are that stupid.
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13The man who liked everything on Facebook has his counterpart: The woman who liked nothing.
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17Alex Gabriel: To the atheist tone police: stop telling me how to discuss my abuse.
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26The A-Z of what can give you cancer, according to the Daily Fail.
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8"This time it's the Democrats who are united." (Just a matter of time now.)
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31When Cracked delivers, it delivers. 6 Ways a Creationist Textbook Sabotaged Science.
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-2Strangely, the Electronic Frontier Foundation files an amicus brief against the National "Michael Mann is a pedophile" Review defamation suit.
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24(VIDEO) "Humans Need Not Apply," a fascinating, yet somewhat harrowing, mini-documentary on the current state of automation, and its consequences for the future of our labor workforce.
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10Why Twitter won't do shit to fix its harassment problem
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33Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party
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3The reality of the Middle East: The Cold War is over.
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20Ferguson, the NRA and the hypocrisy of silence.
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18"The libertarian dogma of our time is turning our polities, economies, and cultures upside down—and blinding us to this by making us even more self-absorbed and incurious than we naturally are. The world we are making with our hands is as remote from our minds as the farthest black hole. Once we had a nostalgia for the future. Today we have an amnesia for the present."
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21Former Occupy activist turns to neoreactionary politics... that or trolling.
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17Sex offender laws have gone too far. (Parts one and two of a series from Slate.)
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-18Reasons to Lose Faith in Humanity.
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25Paul Krugman uses statistics to prove that scientists tend to be liberals.
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30If you "like" everything on Facebook your feed will become brands, clickbait and right-wingnut politics. No humans. Your friends' feeds will also go to shit.
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18A new study confirms everything we knew about anti-immigrant sentiment.
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25New York Times Science writer Nicholas Wade publishes a "racial realism" book, which is met with condemnation by the majority of scientists he cites
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15August 9th marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation. And as one HuffPo blogger reminds us, it also marks the 30th anniversary of "the stupidest thing ever written about Watergate." Namely, a Washington Post op-ed by Ben Stein that "was a screed so cretinous that even its author seems to have recognized what an embarrassment it was" by having all links to it scrubbed from the internet.
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9On the different degrees of subtlety in a person's opinions and behavior: The Subtlety Illusion
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42Daily Kos: Neil deGrasse Tyson makes important scientific discovery: Liberals can be just as anti-science about GMOs as Conservatives are about Global warming.
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14Cherry Picking or Context in Bible Verse Selection
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0The mind of a men's right's activist
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10Juan Williams: "...I work at Fox News."
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22The bizarre tale of how post-Soviet Russia descended into (nearly) every wingnut's wet dream.
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32American discourse is now so dumbed-down that it's become the equivalent of the POTUS talking to an Internet Tough Guy.
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18The Pundit-Polling Statistics War begins anew!

[edit] July 2014

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17"Israel and Hamas are Both Just Winging It." Well this will end well.
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-18The dysgenics of Idiocracy.
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16Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems?
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6Richard Dawkins, please STFU.
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10We have a problem with child refugees because the government of the United States is serious about you staying clean and sober.
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13The Texas Tank delivers yet again with a new series teaching science at a middle school level.
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22With Maureen Dowd's assured blessing, The New York Times publishes a five-part editorial to end the War on Drugs.
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38Ophelia Benson and Richard Dawkins (really): Dear atheists, please desist from acting like dicks. "Disagreement is inevitable, but bullying and harassment are not."
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24Greta Christina has a few choice words for those who see fit to defend the Amazing Atheist.
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21"As Reason's editor defends its racist history, here's a copy of its holocaust denial 'special issue'."
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22Slate discovers Roko's basilisk and the LessWrongians. "I worry less about Roko’s Basilisk than about people who believe themselves to have transcended conventional morality."
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13End the Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency.
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28Thomas E. Ricks: Good god, I'm turning into a leftie!
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18It was bound to happen eventually. Dr. Steven Novella, et al., are currently being sued by Dr. Edward Tobinick and the so-called "Institute of Neurological Recovery" over a May 2013 article on Science-Based Medicine outlining his clinic's dubious practices.
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17Jon Stewart explains that the only winning move in the Israel-Palestine debate may be not to play.
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19The Scopes Trial as drama.
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14The only explanation for The Orange Overlord's "sue Obama" gambit that makes sense. Well, other than pettiness.
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17How the Israel-Palestine peace process died. Again. (Commentary)
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16"Slavic George W. Bush" may have been an underexaggeration. (Especially to the oligarchs.)
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23Government by moral panic.
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10"I still hear about how I’m destroying gender relations, I still get told I’m unintelligent and ignorant, I still get threats of assault and rape. Let me repeat that: Men threaten to rape me, while telling me misogyny isn’t real. So why should I feel bad for hating the culture that allows this to go on?"
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15How 65-million-year old geographic formations affect contemporary US voting patterns.
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9IO9: The Fine Line Between Conspiracy Theory And Rational Skepticism.
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22Right-wingers and their hatred of economics, grrr...
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20Horseshoe theory comes to the Levant: Neocons suggest cutting off aid to Israel because Obama is sticking his evil filthy hands everywhere.
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23While the chickenhawks persist in their delusion, the military quietly prepares for global warming.
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18A story of TERFs stalking two trans women and their cis friend. "I write this post as that this isn’t some sort of intellectual parlour game."
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26"Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless."
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-11Why Do We Need Labels Like “Gay”, “Bi”, “Trans”, and “Cis”?
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34It's called the American Dream 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it.
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10A Brown University professor became skeptical of the use of weasel words and vague numbers in mainstream media reportage of satanic ritual abuse in daycare sex abuse cases. So he did a fifteen year study of these cases and found that in many cases the allegations of satanic rituals originated with various defense teams to make the public believe that prosecutors were conducting crusades based on moral panics and not on the actual evidence.
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39Yet another Cracked article recommendation - this one is on conspiracy theories
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28Tea Party Founding Father Rick Santelli: Wrong about everything.
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19Let's sing the praises of L. Ron Hubbard and auditing. And make CDs and videos of our sung praises. No, this is not a joke. (WARNING: contains the actual music.)
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16Oh, look. SomethingAwful.com just found the Left Behind film trilogy -- the Kirk Cameron version, that is; not the upcoming it's-gotta-be-totally-awesome-'cause-Nicolas-Cage-is-in-it version -- and decided to dedicate three webpages to an analysis of the awfulness.
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36George Clooney: The problem with the Daily Mail.
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20Show this to anyone dumbfounded on why Iran is itching to fight ISIS (and avoid the Flying Carpet Fallacy).
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1Neil deGrasse Tyson is, sadly, the latest to hop on board the philosophy hate train.
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11Will this be the cause of the third Intifada?
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37"Many people who would not dream to claim they understand how antibiotics, microprocessors or immunisations work seem happy to wax lyrical on their views on climate change."
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14"We allow ourselves only two major political parties. One of them is completely out of its fcking mind."
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32Russian priest says soccer is homosexual because of the colored shoes. "Wearing pink or blue shoes, [the players] might as well wear women's panties or a bra." (The original article in Russian.)
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17Two years before a Democratic primary and we're already getting bullshit on whether Obama will pick Clinton or Warren.
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16A FOTL asks the British government if membership of society is compulsory, and, surprisingly, gets a comprehensive answer. "Indeed, many people seek solitude, and there are a number of hermits living in Britain today..."
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13Your time is running out, Lockheed Martin.
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8Who needs a psychic Octopus (or whatever it is this year) when you have the protozoic parasite Toxoplasma gondii?
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16"Instead of saving the GOP, reformers risk being consumed by the Republicans' ongoing identity crisis." It helps when the word 'reformer' actually means something.
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21The greening of Islam.
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20The lunacy of the Austrian school. ("The years 2011 and 2012 were to Austrians like sunrise is to a vampire. It was simply amazing to sit there and watch Austrians writhe and contort under the pure, burning light of extant reality.")
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14Note to Islamophobes: It is, to put it lightly, difficult to claim that Muslims are terrorists when the majority of people those terrorists kill are Muslims.
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10Jeffrey Stacey contends: Putin is losing the current round of the Ukraine crisis

[edit] June 2014

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16Nearly 80 gays served in Dubya's White House. What they experienced.
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8Look at all the female Democratic votes, they're falling from the sky!
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13Dear Sam Brownback: Stay in politics for as long as you possibly can.
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7Reason magazine and Ralph Nader see eye to eye.
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18The interesting paradox of the incoming Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores holding: If the Four Horsemen want to avoid a political landmine, they may have to tacitly endorse single-payer health care in the process.
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11Strangely moving account of the "First International Conference on Men’s Issues" day one by the SPLC
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-17Men expose themselves to women, often quite young, and masturbate on a regular occurrence. No women are surprised at this. Some men feel the need to defend or deny this behavior.
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54"Dear 1%ers, many of our fellow citizens are starting to believe that capitalism itself is the problem. I disagree, and I’m sure you do too... [but] these idiotic trickle-down policies are destroying my customer base. The pitchforks are coming for us plutocrats."
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32How Conspiracy Nuts Are Duping Well-Meaning Liberals
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9Ann Coulter: less political commentator, more polemic performance artist and satirist.
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7Cracked: 16 Famous Mysteries That Everyone Forgets Have Been Solved. Spoilsports.
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19"Until recently, America's minorities had widely differing political allegiances... (b)ut over the last few decades, these diverse minorities, with the exception of Miami's Cubans, have converged on the Democratic Party and have given it a large political advantage in national and some state elections over Republican candidates."
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9The Republican Scandal Machine modus operandi 101.
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19A Facebook page dedicated to smearing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl gets goated. Even made news in the LA Times.
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12Surprise, surprise. Climate Change Deniers Using Same Methods as Tobacco Industry, Says Physicist
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11ISIS has learnt how to astroturf on twitter.
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13A Channel 5 documentary alleges that Hitler was a serial tax evader. No comment.
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3TED's introduction of what gives money its value.
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32There is only one way Obama will get Republicans to accept global warming: He must become a denier himself.
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29Ken Ham's Ark appears to be floundering.
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32Pigs are flying: A bipartisan group of Senators found a legitimate problem in Obamacare and are trying to pass a bill to fix it. Whether Congress actually does anything is uncertain.
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17So let's get started.
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5Why isn't the Supreme Court ruling on Second Amendment cases? (Anthony Kennedy seems to be breaking from the conservative wing again.)
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1Very interesting statistics for Hillary Clinton's interview on Faux News.
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-3Sexist trolls wreck social network
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11Could we get Justice Cromwell to speak a little more slowly when delivering the court's reasons? Harper seems to be having difficulty understanding him.
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5Musician Jello Biafra interviews Unarius UFO cultists.
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2810 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing. Yes, 'Quantum' is on the list.
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18A Muslim law student sits in on a Benghazi pep rally hosted by the Heritage Foundation. Fill in the blanks.
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14Real atrocities and easy fantasies—careful what you retweet.
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14Since You-Know-Who is the latest to violate James Fallows' Law of Iraq Pundits, here's a surprising list of liberal hawks who should also take pause.
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-1Fundraiser to send Sworebytheprecious to Detroit to report on AVFM conference (and get a possible source on it that isn't written by an MRA)
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18How to make a paranormal event sound believable. Step 1: fake skepticism before the event. ("Dear Penthouse: I never imagined it could happen to me, but...")
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29Sovereign citizen loses drivers license, walks everywhere with an assault rifle.
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17"We have reached the moment that skeptics of the 2003 United States invasion warned about all along: the implosion of the country, and, possibly, the entire region." [1][2]
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8Brookings Institution: The Tea Party has a losing record for 2014.
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21Paleo is the Scientology of diets. (And that's a blog called "SixPackAbs" saying so.)
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14Participating in deception: ‘Narrative can become fact’: how some murderous, delusional behavior resembles a role-playing game gone horribly wrong.
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25Open-carry nuts. "Everything about this man is so beautifully, gloriously wrong, I half suspect Sacha Baron Cohen is hiding in there."
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15The stupidest thing you will have read today: "what would happen to 'the millions we have sent to hell' for using contraception if the teaching were suddenly changed?"
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-14We all talk about the GOP's clown car of candidates... but just how bad would the Dems be if Hillary doesn't run?
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11"I chatted with the chatbot Eugene Goostman, and was not impressed." - When Ray Kurzweil says you're full of shit...
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18The WaPo op-ed section is having a very bad week.
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13My Conversation with “Eugene Goostman,” the Chatbot that’s All Over the News for Allegedly Passing the Turing Test
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19"Project Lebensraum," black-on-white cannibalism, threesomes with L. Ron Hubbard, and worse: Heinlein's descent into madness.
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18The Goat Brigade continues to troll Facebook conservatives. In this issue, their secret identity is almost exposed!
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35Thought experiment: you are pro-homeopathy blather-monger Nancy Malik. You set up a website. You apply to the Health on the Net Foundation for approval under 'HONcode', their seal of approval for medical websites and are granted it. Then people start arguing about it and ask for the site to be reassessed. What do you do? If your answer is change the link to a screenshot of the HONcode badge when you were approved, congratulations, you too have the dishonesty necessary to be an alternative medicine shill.
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10"...when old-school atheists attempt to dismiss social justice issues as "mission drift," it seems like a betrayal of the very principle that was most attractive about standing up and identifying as an atheist in the first place..." I blame those annoying gender people, ruining skepticism for everyone.
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15Ham Rove made Americans smarter, unlike the real one.
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20After making a lot of noise, presuppositionalist Sye Ten Bruggencate finally gets his long-demanded debate with Matt Dillahunty of The Atheist Experience. One guess how well that goes for Bruggencate.
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12In the face of the facts and his own history regarding POW swaps, John McCain reaches a brand new low.
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32Cracked looks at MRAs. (The author apologises to the reformed neo-Nazi for making him read so much Reddit.)
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18Sanal Edamaruku is still stuck in Finland
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29The net neutrality debate summed up by John Oliver. Update: The FCC website has crashed.
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18Vladimir has been feeding his trolls.
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9Stuart Robbins from the Exposing PseudoAstronomy podcast has released a video entitled, "The Cydonia Region of Mars Explored" that looks into the claim by Richard Hoagland and others that the Cydonia region of Mars (where the "Face" is) shows geometry that could only have been designed by an intelligence.
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0#YesAllMen
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32The NRA now says that gun activists who open-carry into restaurants and other public places to make a political point are "downright weird," " just not neighborly," "(defy) common sense," and show "a lack of consideration and manners." Update: "Our job is not to criticize the lawful behavior of fellow gun owners."
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18The "solar roadways" hype gets dissected step by step. (By Mother Nature Network of all places.)
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11Seymour Hersh's reporting on Syrian gas attacks gets taken apart.


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