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[edit] June 2015

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2Dylann Roof, 4chan, and the New Online Racism: How anon-style trolling has led to the current state of online hate.
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8The Guardian: why libertarians and progressives are not allies: the case of David Leyonhjelm.
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17Let's not forget the T in LGBT with John Oliver.
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9Interesting stuff here about science fiction and white supremacy.
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15Cracked: It would indeed be nice if "free speech" didn't become just a dog whistle for "incredible racism, homophobia, etc".
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12Video: Coheed and Cambria sing Scalia's dissents on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act.
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26Your Porn Addiction Isn’t Real: The brains of those 'addicted' to porn bear no neurological resemblance to those of other well-documented addictions while watching it, says a new study. Why the word needs to change.
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17Why Conspiracy Theories Aren’t Harmless Fun
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-3Tim Hunt on women scientists? It was satire, as this states. [WARNING: Daily Mail link]
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11We will never get to the centre of the Earth.
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13Ben Goldacre: How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it.
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-16Look who finally joined facebook! The Good Lord Below
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21Feminists never have sex Pure gold
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31John Oliver explains online harassment and revenge porn.
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37Humanists baffled and outraged that women count as human.
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12Why people who say they’re "fiscally conservative but socially liberal" are, of course, socially conservative.
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29How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about. Marco Rubio is also a major beneficiary.
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27 Ann Coulter is at it again. Why do women and latinos keep voting for the Democratic Party, I wonder.
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27How Rachel Dolezal got that way: homeschooled using To Train Up a Child abuse.
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30Back in April, Gamergate/A Voice for Men group the Honey Badger Brigade was kicked out of Calgary Expo for TOS violations and disruption. They will SUE!! So they got gators to donate to their legal fund. They are using the money to hire a ... disbarred lawyer. Disbarred for ... defrauding clients. This will definitely end well.
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11Just when you think you've seen it all this happens. So what we have here is a white lady who passed herself off as black for a decade, and who ends up becoming the leader of the NAACP chapter in Spokane only to be outed now by her parents. As you might imagine this little fiasco has ignited the blogosphere.
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4Why is the abortion rate falling?
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11If you want to vote Donald Trump, Cracked.com is your friend (because "quem te avisa teu amigo é" - "the one who warns you is your friend").
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14What if Daesh wins?
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13I Was Transgender And Didn't Know It: 6 Weird Realities
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16American TV and police brutality
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11The town where Jesus and dinosaurs coexist peacefully.
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25A UK male rape charity (a good one) has had its funding slashed to zero. So ... where are all the outraged MRAs?
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23Handy infographics to explain what evolution is and what not.
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15Libertarianism, LessWrong rationalism and neoreaction. "Nerds don՚t like politics, perhaps because they are generally no good at it. These ideologies are all, in different ways, trying to replace politics with something more tractable to the nerdish brain."
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11Controversial study on how to prevent rape shows a reduction in rape.
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44Reddit enacts new anti-harassment policy and begins to crack down on subreddits that promote harassment. Among the first on the block is the infamous /r/fatpeoplehate along with /r/hamplanethatred, /r/transfags, /r/neofag and /r/shitniggerssay. A large number of users are enraged by the news, and the announcement is currently flooded with downvotes.
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13Billboard that hides when it 'sees' a cop
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9Pencilsword: On A Plate
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13Cracked: 5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Underdogs.
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16A long Guardian piece on Richard Dawkins
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36U.S. House Introduces Resolution Calling for the Global Repeal of Blasphemy Laws.
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39Five things I learned at a Pray Away the Gay Camp.

[edit] May 2015

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26Whatever happened to Lego Universe? The, ah, dong detection problem. Link broken? Try this. They had to have an army of moderators checking literally every object for possible penis-like nature.
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13Makes my brain hurt, this quantum!
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17Conspiracy theorists will pretty much believe anything you tell them - it's science. Actually it is this paper in PLOS, and the paper itself doesn't really support "CT's will believe anything"....
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22 A couple takes a school to court for ignoring their "opt out" request for religious lessons for their child. As well as the comments on that page, the local paper opens a reader-supplied blog page - so anyone can discuss the controversy! Article from February 2015, but case has just come to court.
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20Exciting job offer for a growing sector in Saudi Arabia. No experience necessary though knife sharpening skills are appreciated. Precision and attention to detail is essential. Responsibilities include fulfilling Allah's merciful forgiving will.
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19How the biggest fabricator in science got caught.
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22How a Childhood Vaccine Reduces Risk of a Cancer.
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17Advisors are being kept in the dark on Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations, hampering their ability to critique and revise the agreement.
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5Bahar Mustafa, diversity officer for Goldsmiths, University of London, is in hot water again after making incendiary social media posts with the hashtag #killallwhitemen. While her critics are fair to criticize her, the whole mess does highlight something about privilege and language.
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-27Congrats, you have an all male panel!
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4"Why I Don't Limit Screen Time for My Children."
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17"Unaffiliated and Underrepresented".
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15On America's political religiosity.
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28Pastor of a South Carolina Unitarian Universalist congregation calls out the state's governor on her "Day of Prayer," limited to Christians only.
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30Anti-vaxxers have accumulated a "troll list" of nearly 30,000 names of people their various site admins can use to block critics of their self-indulgent, child-endangering beliefs. See if you made the list.
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13As Silicon Valley libertarians and seasteaders age, reality slowly starts to break through.
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14The Onion pokes fun at wingnut pundits' pandering with “New Live Poll Allows Pundits To Pander To Viewers In Real Time”.
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28A poll by Public Policy Polling finds that a whopping one third of Republicans think that Obama is actively trying to take over Texas. Incredibly, another 28% are undecided on the matter.
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23Turns out Torygraph's tactical voting tool was rigged to never recommend the SNP
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10"Why on earth did good science take so long to arrive?"
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14The latest PEW report on America's Religious Landscape makes interesting reading
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16The change in French public opinion over who defeated Hitler.
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8One of the best comics critics in the biz on Charlie Hebdo.
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23On the clown car that is the 2016 GOP slate.
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7The Internet and the human costs of leaving a fundamentalist religious community.
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28"Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’"
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15A BBQ restaurant in CO is having a White Appreciation day, where white people get 10% off their meals
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6 David Frum writes piece defending Pamela Geller's right to speech. Whines about liberals not supporting her Islamophobia.
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13The Onion presents: The Pros and Cons of Homeschooling. Take notes, Andy!
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19What caused Joss Whedon to leave Twitter? Probably not a "rabid feminist 'Avengers' backlash" as Breitbart had put it, but it definitely reveals the issues of Twitter abuse regardless of what views you hold. (Whedon himself calls "horseshit" on reports he left Twitter because of militant feminists.)
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8Handy little history of the neoconservative movement.
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18Cracked breaks down why American cops keep killing people.
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9The Sam Harris/Noam Chomsky letters have been published.

[edit] April 2015

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27The Onion: Nation On Edge As Court Votes Whether To Legalize Gay Marriage Now Or In A Few Years
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11A rape victim's open letter to her assailant.
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9The Mediterranean diet actually justifies invading Greece, as exposed by SMBC.
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10BBC's North American Editor analyzes rioting in America and the people behind it.
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8Slate argues that homophobia is a real fear: A fear of the fragility of heterosexuality and masculinity.
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13Ferguson and the political economy and human geography of racism
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9Joshua Feuerstein explains more about his $20k USD camera fundraiser than he probably anticipated.
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25Anti-vax crank and liar Bill Maher is outraged that anti-vaxxers are called cranks and liars.
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4Dangerous, isolated and primed for war? North Korean clichés debunked
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18The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi talks about GMOs.
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7Why calling sexually-repressive religious attitudes to sex "medieval" is wrong.
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43Phil Sandifer: an analysis of the 2015 Hugos, the Sad Puppies, Vox Day's politics and his supporters, and how neofascism works in a culture war.
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24Book review of note: "Bad Faith" or how a couple, each with a PhD from a top-ranked university, lost a son because they chose prayer over medicine.
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11Faith vs. Facts
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20The Pope started a degree of controversy by citing the description of the Armenian Genocide as the first genocide of the twentieth century. This description is dead wrong, but not for the reasons the Turks are arguing.
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14"Why Some Believers Perpetuate A False Stereotype Of Skeptics"
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28A professor of medicine and bioethics livetweets from her son's Abstinence-only sex education class. Update: And then comments on the resulting shitstorm.
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6The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense
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22PCC is even more hardcore than we thought it was.
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10An academic analysis of Bitcoin as distributed right-wing extremism. "Bitcoin is promoted as an alternative to currency, and even at times as an alternative to money, but neither Bitcoin’s development nor its promulgation emerge from thoughtful analyses of money or currency as they currently exist, let alone the thought and history that have figured in their development."
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4The Guardian speaks of how political correctness actually further disempowers the powerless.
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17A rundown on some of the more infamous Christian terrorist groups
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10Here's an interesting analysis of Putin's Russia, specifically in the realm of foreign policy.
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13Guardian supplies rather sarky review of Daily Express weather predictions. Well, it made me laugh
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25Cracked interviews a wilderness therapy camp escapee.
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8Nearly 1 in 10 American adults have both undiagnosed impulsive anger issues and access to firearms
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9Annotated version of the Atheist Ireland post below. (Bonus: There's a link to RW's Gish Gallop article in the post)
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7Atheist Ireland publicly dissociates itself from PZ Myers. I'm sure he's really cut up about that.
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-12Welcome to the 2015 NRA convention! Sorry, no working guns allowed. no open carry or selling of fully-working guns in the trade show building, due to venue restrictions. Anywhere else in the show is fine.
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15Two trans children.
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17Science fiction's valiant anti-SJW crusaders and Gamergate wannabes: the Sad Puppies. (Really.)
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41The left should receive more criticism for their anti-science views - Opinion piece from The Tech.
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32 Arnold Schwarzenegger has displayed more backbone than anyone else at the Republican Party about Indiana's "religious freedom" laws. One hopes more will follow his example.

[edit] March 2015

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8#Thingsjesusneversaid
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8Cracked.com goes over some truly impossible examples of Poe's Law (though they unfortunately didn't link to our article on it).
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20Actually The Onion: Open-Minded Man Grimly Realizes How Much Life He's Wasted Listening To Bullshit.
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27It's not easy being Scientology in the Information Age.
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18The decline and fall of Kent Hovind, as told by an ex-employee. Did you know that VenomFangX was brought to Christianity by watching Hovind videos?
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48"I teach human evolution at the University of Kentucky. There are some students I’ll never reach."
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8(Old, but good) "The Control Group is Out of Control": An essay on parapsychology and equally dubious experimental procedure in psychology.
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19The problems with evolutionary psychology according to an actual biological anthropologist.
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46Mars One is sounding pretty scammy.
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22You might want to hold off on donating to We Are Atheism after Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist uncovered some discrepancies regarding how much money is being donated and how it is being used.
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30During the Great Depression, American businesses had to find a way to quickly rehabilitate their image before FDR piled on too many regulations. And they succeeded by recasting capitalism as the handmaiden of Jesus. One lingering aftereffect -- the belief by many that America is a Christian nation.
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17Cracked delivers yet again: 8 Obvious Signs Statistics Are Lying To You.
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17While women's pay continues to lag behind men's, girls take the lead over boys in educational success.
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41How Gamergate has destroyed the reputation of video games in academia.
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20The Faith Healer Next Door, a story about exactly how a couple of misguided parents could let their child die while they watched.
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19This video will make you angry, or how content on the internet act like infectious diseases (particularly, things that make you angry).
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27During the midst of the Watergate scandal, Nixon's chief-of-staff, H.R. Haldeman, and attorney general, John Ehrlichman -- both Christian Scientists -- took time out from the coverup to insert language into a child-welfare bill giving parents religious exemptions for neglect and/or abuse based on religious reasons -- i.e., faith healing, "spare the rod, spoil the child", etc. (Note: The first half of this longish article is a history of the first century of child welfare advocacy in the US.)
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16My Year Ripping Off The Web with the Daily Mail Online.
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32Activists, take note: some of the people on your side are sick of your shit
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19Why you trust the internet more than your doctor.
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-18Behind the militance of New Atheism lies the dream of a global monoculture and a single, very Western, and very modern value system. (Or: the Grauniad's (hopefully brief) descent to rock bottom in cushioned by lots and lots of straw. Complete with eugenics!)
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25Oh no! The Sarkeesian Effect production team of Davis Aurini and Jordan Owen has broken up! And Roosh V plays Yoko Ono in the public story. We Hunted The Mammoth has the details. Who gets custody of the skull props is as yet unclear. Update: It gets worse, as Aurini compares Owen to Elliot Rodger (summary).

[edit] February 2015

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-18The search for sex-positive hentai. Spoiler: There isn't any if you don't look that hard and ignore the good stuff on those same sites.
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23Jimmy Kimmel: A message for the anti-vaccination movement. (With actual doctors!) Part 2: Hate mail and public activism!
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29The annotated "50 Faux News lies in 6 seconds" Vine, courtesy of The Daily Show and Politifact.
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28The Simpsons... they might be American, but they're not in America!
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43Idaho Representative Vito Barbieri is not an OB-GYN
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-64Why academia is such a toxic environment
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26The perfect response to sexist questions
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38Cracked: "Feminism! And with that one word, I've already set the world speed record for turning a comment section into a septic tank."
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35N.J. judge rules ‘conversion therapy’ claims are fraud. A professor at BYU considers the ruling (which he misrepresents) "totalitarian in the extreme" and "censorial".
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35Christian pediatrician refuses to treat baby girl because her parents are lesbians.
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25It actually is about ethics in mainstream journalism. Peter Oborne quits the Torygraph over HSBC whitewashing.
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24Evidence that everyday Islam and radical Islamism aren't quite identical: the jihadists who needed to buy Islam for Dummies.
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161. Use lynching imagery to sell Photoshop addons, during Black History Month. 2. When people go "whoa wtf", assert your right to free speech, and threaten to sue them. 3. PROFIT!!! [citation needed] (The proprietor is also not the sharpest spoon in the drawer regarding copyright.)
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8Steven Novella: "While I do not know what [NBC Host Brian Williams] remembered, it is wrong and naive to assume he is lying. Williams was likely betrayed by his memory."
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15Daily Kos: "Can a vaccine be responsible for the profoundly stupid?" (Probably not.)
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28Cracked talks about what it's like to be a trans man.
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34We sceptics need to have a talk about Bill Maher and his rather unsettling views about such topics as the anti-vaccination movement.
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16Comrades! The Glorious Leader has published the latest set of slogans for the DPRK! Let us turn ours into a country of mushrooms by making mushroom cultivation scientific, intensive and industrialised!
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29TL;DR version of right wingers' reaction to Obama's National Prayer Breakfast comments about the Crusades: "You say 'Crusades' like they were a bad thing." "The point is that whitewashing of one of the most bloody periods in world history is troubling on many levels." (Fun fact: Up to one percent of the entire world's population died as a result of 200 years of Crusades.)
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17(Maybe NSFW) It's not disordered eating, it's detox! SciBabe shows the concerning parallels between the FoodBabe's new book on healthy living and pro-ana advice.
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21The Encyclopedia of American Loons was a new one to me. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and cites RW in a manner that suggests a high degree of familiarity with RW...
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34If you see anyone linking to an article about a feminist who aborted a baby because it was male, it's made-up BS.
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20FoodBabe was, for two years, promoting products containing the "evil" ingredient BHT in the Kellogg's products she protested.
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38On vaccines, Bill Maher is being a common-or-garden-variety dangerous crank again. Time to start the Bill Maher Dead Children Ticker?
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36For next time some foolish person asks you what feminism has ever done for men. (Way more than MRAs ever have.)
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15Gay marriage in Alabama looms, so let's refresh the memories of everyone who's been misled by the devil himself as to what biblical marriage really is!
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38 Cracked: 5 Ways We Misunderstand Pedophilia (That Makes it Worse)
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18potholer54 takes on the anti-biotech crazies - and owns!
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33Guys, I wanted to let you know about a personal decision I recently made. I’m an Anti-Braker.
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24Reformed anti-vax Mom on the journey back to sanity.
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23Mississippi and West Virginia (of all places) are the two states that deny religious exemptions for vaccinations. And -- surprise! -- neither state has had a case of measles in more than 20 years. (Unfortunately, the writer didn't completely knock down anti-vaxxer arguments by discussing autism rates in the two states.)
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36BuzzFeed in long-form quality journalism shock: How Men’s Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement.
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14A week ago, liberal NYMag writer Johnathan Chait wrote a piece decrying how "the language police are perverting liberalism." Slate responds by saying that while he may be misguided on a number of things, he's not entirely wrong.
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20Scientists to increase interference with the Church. "Wasn’t Jesus himself the result of a three-parent family? Or did I get the wrong idea there?"
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19You always wondered: Why cats love sitting in boxes.
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19The polygraph has been lying to us for 80 years.
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14From Sluts Against Monsanto on Facebook: Science Denial Mad Libs!
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29The International Team of Comics Historians (I.T.C.H.) website weighs in on the anti-vaccination movement by posting images from a 1930 anti-anti-vaxxer tract titled Health in Pictures.
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-5Three notes on religion by Wesley Morganston.
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30In 1962, the 7-year-old eldest daughter of author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal died of measles. In 1988, Dahl wrote an open letter begging parents to get their children vaccinated.
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27The main problem with anti-vaccination parents is their 'rugged individualist' egotism.
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21The 15 most offensive things written on ReturnofKings.com

[edit] January 2015

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18What hope does public science reporting have when professional scientists have a hard time with the basics of each others' fields
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9Why the macho sludge peddled by the American Sniper is really cowardice.
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18The GOP’s Long Love Affair With Schmucks: Why Republicans fall in love with inexperienced, no-hope candidates every four years.
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24Anti-vaxxerism as a reflection of American political culture.
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15Protest outside John Edward show draws police to the scene.
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18Idaho Chief of Police: We need to protect trans rights. *mic drop*
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22They're Gr-r-r-rossly Greedy! Harvard researcher shows again just how easy it is to get a paper into crap or fake medical journals with a nonsense paper entitled "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?"
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32Cracked.com takes on Oprah Winfrey's woo promotion. You know it's bad when "giving a platform to Jenny McCarthy" is only #4 on the list.
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-17In response to a euphoric fever dream of an infographic, 14 Bitcoin Predictions for 2015. (self promotion warning)
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28A week in the life of Anita Sarkeesian.
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16Open Carrying cop-watchers: Well, what can possibly go wrong?
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2A trollish headline, but an evidential examination says that Muslims and non-Muslims aren't really different in the way some people say they are.
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5One word: Nosewitness
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2Another damned liberals and conservatives are fundamentally different article. (paywalled full article)
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10An overview of the controversy over American Sniper. Though it is less about the movie and more about the background and subject.
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15Consent is key NSFW but it ought to be
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3Nebraska anti-Keystone group BOLD (comprised primarily of Nebraskans) concedes its total loss to Senate pressure with a final statement that sounds just like their initial statements.
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26Cracked: 6 Ways to Keep Terrorists From Ruining the World
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59"WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children."
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9What happens when a woman agrees with a compliment about her looks on social media? Damned if you do or don't - she can't win!
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21Suzanne Moore at The Guardian: Add faithophobia to my crimes: I have no respect for religions that have little respect for me.
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3Over at eSkeptic Kenneth Krause makes some points about the elephant in the room, why monotheistic religions inspire more violence than others, and what needs to happen for change.
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6Dear lonely nerds: feminist bloggers cannot be your therapists. (And why we need to direct men who have a crippling fear of female rejection to therapists, not feminist literature.)
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14Bitcoin has not had the best 2015 so far. Everything listed here has happened in less than two weeks. (As well as the price dropping from $320 to $190 in less than 24 hours.)
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14Real science vs. fake science: How can you tell them apart? (Complete with handy pocket-sized guide!)
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8The Plight of the Bitter Nerd, Arthur Chu's take on nerd opposition to feminism.
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8All those leaders marching in France for freedom of speech .....?? ...perhaps not as much as you might think!!
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10The state of satire in the Muslim world.
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13You can lead a misogynist to evidence, but you can't make them accept it. (Full on Anita's Law in comments section)
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32Actual words people say to a blonde woman studying engineering at MIT.
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11Discovery channel promises to mend its ways, entire internet calls bullshit. [citation NOT needed]
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9So much for respect for the dead. At least in the eyes of William Donahue.
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31"Should children be exposed to sounds of sodomy?" asks a leafleting campaign by a Christian group opposing same-sex marriage in Ireland. Twitter responds with various #soundsofsodomy jokes & memes.
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21"Is Earth Actually Flat?" Short answer: NO. Long answer: More interesting than you might expect.

[edit] December 2014

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22Have you heard? NASA has announced that on Jan. 04, 2015, a rare interplanetary alignment will render the world briefly partially weightless. Except... They didn't, and it won't. A lesson on Internet credulity and the dangers of sources mixing fact with entertaining fiction: How one of the oldest astrophysics hoaxes in the book went viral.
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51"Vaccines Work." A cartoon guide to vaccines and vaccine denialist arguments.
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18Happen to be Hindu and born under a certain positioning of Mars in the sky? Being Manglik: a lesser known pseudoscientific stigma straining love lives in India.
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10The Interview is out!! and it's offensively stupid garbage. WHAT ARE THE ODDS HUH
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2Schneier on Security: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?
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2Rather unsurprisingly WND and David Barton seem to be being less than truthful about his recent court case.
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13Steven Novella: Nobody's Perfect: dealing with flawed characters and the inverse stopped clocks of the world (a.k.a. "Welcome to Being Human.")
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14Apropos of the current "Black Lives Matter" movement, here is a photo-essay about the history of lynching in the USA.
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24Tax protesters appeal their conviction by saying the judge should not have let them use their pseudolaw theories in court, so therefore it's his fault.
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16Another slam dunk for Kareem Abdul-Jabar.
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22"Hunger, filth, fear and death": remembering life before the NHS.
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24David Dunning (of Dunning-Kruger): We are all confident idiots. Yes, you too.
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48Jimmy Wales tries to patiently explain to a Gamergater why Gamergate has some public relations problems. "It is very difficult for me to buy into the notion that gamergate is 'really about ethics in journalism' when every single experience I have personally had with it involved pro-gg people insulting, threatening, doxxing, etc." They don't quite take the recommendations of the world-famous and highly influential charity founder they enquired with to heart.
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24Ayn Rand reviews children's movies.
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7"Web pages, including [Doubtful News], deemed “critical” of Universal Medicine removed from Google Search results" - let's "Streisand" 'em!
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9Failed psychic predictions of 2014.
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11Hey, Creationists! Charles Darwin got something wrong about evolution! But it won't help your case.
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22Sweden's newest popular television show, Trolljägarna, hunts down internet trolls to interview in real life
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17If you claim God and the Bible are necessary for morality ... pedophilia might not be the most robust example.
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9So, what do U.S. cops get punished for?
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13There's one kind of bias that affects extremists less than other people.
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15Harper's meets the Silicon Valley capitalists and transhumanists. It's unclear if the LessWrong crew realise how they appear to normal humans.
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2Lendrem B A D, Lendrem D W, Gray A, Isaacs J D. "The Darwin Awards: sex differences in idiotic behaviour." BMJ 2014; 349:g7094.
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26Racists are still doing that racism thing and Cracked has the studies to prove it.
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25Does John McCain Really Have To Remind You About Torture Again, You Assholes?
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12The 5 Most Insidious Conspiracy Theories of 2014.
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20Gamergate isn't over as long as its targets are still being harassed.
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22Matt Inman gives a hilarious mocking of creationist beliefs by praising Jibbers Crabst, the giant lobster that lives behind Saturn. The sign language interpreter also gets into the speech and pushes it to the next level.
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28Conservative blogger goes to the Chicago zoo and finds “anti-human prejudice” and Liberal propaganda in signs that say over-hunting and habitat destruction threaten species.
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16It will go nowhere, but thanks to ye.
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129 ways Christian zealots cripple America. (No, it's not from Cracked. It's a Salon.com repost from Alternet.com.)
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9A seventeen-year-old writes a poem composed entirely of anagrams of Eric Garner's last words. Chilling.
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22"Is the Food Babe a fearmonger?" Is the Space Pope reptilian?
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16One of the great ironies of American politics likely to be realized this weekend: The Democratic Party will cease to be the party of the South.
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11In this video, Barbie performs sex acts that are now forbidden in UK porn. There's also an ePetition (which is coherently written and correctly spelt).
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12Chart Brut: The red-string-and-thumbtacks of the Internet generation
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10A truly beautiful and only slightly cruel writeup of a Bitcoin convention at Disney in Florida.
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19The Tea Party: Dunning-Kruger effect at its finest.
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36Zoe Quinn gives a rather thorough breakdown of just how much Gamergate set back journalistic ethics.
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14Some scientist has no choice but to sell his Nobel medal.

[edit] November 2014

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16So that's why American conservatives have been red-baiting Pope Francis.
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23io9: 10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing
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13Rioting over a lack of indictment is unacceptable
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20More homeopathy fighting ebola - NOT!: some idiots flew to Liberia to 'cure' ebola patients with homeopathy.
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32In which Thanet South UKIP mistakes Westminster Cathedral for a mosque. Update: "The people's army are not all wholly trained," responded Farage. Washington Post story, BBC video on Facebook.
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16“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect.” - W. E. B. Du Bois
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25The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology only accepts the very best papers (warning, older than I first thought)
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26With a plan to 'heal the oceans' by dumping homepathic 'medicine' down toilets, "Have Homeopaths Reached Peak Stupid?" Sadly, Betteridge's law is probably in effect.
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22"So Much For Post-Racial America."
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44Go fuck yourself, ESPN! ESPN suspends MLB writer Keith Law ostensibly for defending evolution.
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28A good example of how to complain politely to a shop about pseudoscientific merchandise.
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8Now that the Keystone XL debate is suddenly relevant again.
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29 National Organization for Marriage sinking into debt.
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28io9: Stop Using Quantum Mechanics as Evidence for Magic
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3Dubai, as understood by the Mustache of Understanding.
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33Chris "RINO" Ladd: "Few things are as dangerous to a long term strategy as a short-term victory. Republicans (in the midterms) scored the kind of win that sets one up for spectacular, catastrophic failure and no one is talking about it."
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9An incredibly useful site: Realorsatire.com.
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25Fifty years from now, when historians analyze this decade in American politics, what will they think when "believ(ing) the rational should overcome the superficial" was considered a personality flaw?
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25Somehow, Not The Onion: "White People Think Black People Are Magical"
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27A useful reference work for the internet: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.
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14The Guru Effect: if something's hard to understand, it must be true.
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9How to be a pickup artist (with science) (contains satire)
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9The Mind Body Soul Experience: "a celebration of good posture, human credulousness and the placebo effect"
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12Scamworld: how internet get-rick-quick schemes work to separate you from your money.
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11King v. Burwell, or How I Learned to Stop Obamacare and Lose the South. (Make your choice, Roberts.)
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20The Oatmeal has a thing or 2 to say to Senator Cruz about net neutrality. Won't anyone think of the crabs??
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-1The Lessons of Libya
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33You don’t protect my freedom, or, why hero worship of the military and police is bad for us and them.
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27"You're a lame-duck president now. What are you going to do?" "Let's save the Internet."
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28When cranks turn on each other: watching Gamergate eat itself from the inside.
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36Cracked gives its diagnosis of why Christian movies bomb in mostly Christian America. Bonus coverage: A day earlier, they published this article on how to fix some recent box office bombs, including changing the Nick Cage version of Left Behind to a horror flick about the Christian god.

[edit] October 2014

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45"I'm not a scientist" = "I'm losing the War on Science."
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13Matt Walsh Doesn’t Get Historical Marriage Rate Trends
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23The Good Student in North Korea
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17A Natural A/B Test of Harassment — not just in the world of big AAA games, but even in the world of casual Flash games.
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30 The Affordable Care Act: who was helped most. Guess what? It's pretty much the opposite of the Religious Right's predictions.
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10 When is "awareness" awareness day?
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20Because "Bridgegate" didn't make the point clearly enough: Why Chris Christie (and Andrew Cuomo) will never be POTUS.
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2Cultural differences on opposite sides of the Atlantic to Ebola make for comedy....
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22What Doctors Don't Tell You seems to be lying to potential advertisers ...
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4Stopped clock, meet Thomas Friedman.
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17How Conservatives Justify Poll Taxes.
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27Man calls a suicide prevention hotline, SWAT Team shows up and kills him
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49Oh behalf of actual gamers everywhere, everyone's favourite former NFL player Chris Kluwe spectacularly rips Gamergaters several new ones.
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28When Women Stopped Coding
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31Rebecca Watson's hosting a comedic science panel quiz show, Quiz-O-Tron, on the 25th. Naturally, there's a Gamergate petition to shut it down, signed mostly by people who don't know who she is, what she's doing or why they're supposed to hate her.
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12Just imagine if Fox News went bankrupt out of nowhere.
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10In which many of the people ruining the reputation of skeptics are the people ruining the reputation of gamers.
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18Paul Krugman on being accused of rudeness, of arguing ad hominem, and of arguing from authority
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15A guide to the glossary of the oh-so-accountable kids behind Gamergate.
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23Shepard Smith goes off script again, calls out media on Ebola fearmongering.
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18Shh, don't show this to American conservatives.
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16Fracking + OPEC = this.
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29How must Japan prevent its coming demographic crisis? It starts with one wretched word...
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24Science Denial for Beginners
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16Chris Wallace: "We have always been at war with Eastasia."
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35Should papers be retracted if one of the authors is a total asshole? Literally.
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35Growing Up Unvaccinated
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12The Great Russo-Ukrainian Fuckup, summarized.
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26The USA is finally on the verge of making peace with pornography.
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26How libertarians would handle an Ebola outbreak. Guess.
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29Let's not entertain the idea of "Democrats Are People Too" being chosen as a political ad. Update: The trainwreck continues: "At this point, it's hard not to wonder if the people being hired to do outreach to women on behalf of Republican candidates aren't all a bunch of Democratic moles."
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22Only a few more months of Stephen Colbert and the Papa Bear. *sniff*
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24And Ayn Rand is no longer a thing.

[edit] September 2014

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14The idea of "environmental classism" in America looks moronic now.
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28National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson says women who have abortions should be hanged, and so should doctors, nurses and hospital staff. (Somebody's been reading The Handmaid's Tale.)
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20Blowback's a bitch, China.
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5Why academic writing stinks
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18Focus on the Family offers handy tips for parents about teaching their children about homosexuality.
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28"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
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16Why UN climate talks continue to fail
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16Three sexist newspapers that completely missed the point of Emma Watson's UN speech (Daily Telegraph, The Star, Daily Mail)
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14The “Emma You Are Next” site is an assault on the civil rights of women. (Looks like it's a hoax. But damn, anti-feminists have humiliated themselves yet again.)
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-1Ever wonder who brings the VA problems to light and why? There you go.
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10Number #1 on Frank Luntz's Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary: Do not hire Frank Luntz. (The presser in question.)
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-7Hillary Clinton once wrote Saul Alinsky fan mail You hear that squealing off in the distance? That's Glenn Beck having an orgasm.
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17In which Christopher "moot" Poole gets new mods in and kicks #gamergate off 4chan. NOT EVEN 4CHAN wants these people.
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31Atlas Shrugged III reviewed. "A light went on. This film. What it is. What the book is. It’s the libertarian Left Behind."
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24Next on the List of Questions that Would Garner an "Are You Crazy?" Reaction a Decade Ago: Is the GOP losing Kansas?
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5Let's try this again: Why Scotland didn't secede: economics.
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11"37 percent of Americans think a free press is overrated." Ah.
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9Because the head-exploding nature of Republicans wanting to move to Canuckistan does not seem to be a joke.
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47Cracked: A 90-Second Guide to Determine if Your Internet Cause Is BS
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15"Just how secure is Xi Jinping, really?"
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12Which Iraq War are you?
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23"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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30White people refuse to believe black people's experiences.
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9"Capt. Kirk vs. the Internet"
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17Stung 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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28Obama 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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-37People 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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7AlterNet looks at the men's rights movement
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13Herbals, 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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48Muslims take the piss out of ISIS, using genuinely funny snark and satire. We at Rationalwiki salute you.
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11Every 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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19Jeff Berwick's Galt's Gulch in Chile isn't going well...

[edit] August 2014

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-13Milo Manara's Spiderwoman, rendered as a 3D model by Dino Ignacio.
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34Dylan 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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-10Zara fashion: After swastika handbags in 2007, this time: Children's pyjamas in concentration camp style. Dafuq?
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8NY 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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-16You'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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39Salon: Why rightwingers hate smart people in general, and Neil deGrasse Tyson in particular.
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24A 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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30Facebook 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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32When Cracked delivers, it delivers. 6 Ways a Creationist Textbook Sabotaged Science.
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-3Strangely, 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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34Not 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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-22Reasons 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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43Daily 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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1The 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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-17The 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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25Greta 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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11"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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2Neil 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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33Russian 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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15Note 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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-18Men 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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33There is only one way Obama will get Republicans to accept global warming: He must become a denier himself.
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30Ken 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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19How 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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9Brookings 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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-15We 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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34Thought 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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11"...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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