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18A Matter of Faith:Wikipedia's W.svg A Young Earth Creationist propaganda film directed by Rich ChristianoWikipedia's W.svg and was strongly endorsed by Answers in Genesis.
68Vermin SupremeWikipedia's W.svg - Boot head is currently the frontrunner in the 2020 Libertarian Party primaries!
161RMS TitanicWikipedia's W.svg - As with the Lusitania,Wikipedia's W.svg there seems to be conspiracy theories surrounding the sinking of the Titanic, e.g. that it was torpedoed by a U-boat or deliberately sunk for insurance money. (See here for one instance.)
188Dakota Access Pipeline:Wikipedia's W.svg Members of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation began protesting the construction of the pipeline in April, and were soon joined by indigenous communities all over North America. The peaceful protests are being suppressed by force, and given scant coverage by mainstream media.
274Jeffrey EpsteinWikipedia's W.svg Currently just a section in Clinton body count, infamous pedophile and alleged ring-leader with more than a few billionaires upset with him.[1] Of course, including the Clintons[2] and Trump.[3][4] He deserves an article after his recent suicide while under suicide watch. His eugenicist plans to create a master-race based on his own DNA, and interest in cryonics and transhumanism are also missional.[5][6] According to forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden who witnessed the autopsy, Epstein's wounds were concurrent with murder by strangulation rather than suicide.[7][8] Rick Wiles on the other hand believes that Jeffrey Epstein is "alive and well" and living in another country after receiving a full face transplant ... "or maybe even a head transplant."[9]
1865GWikipedia's W.svg (Draft:5G) is the next generation of mobile phone technology, and the subject of a lot of rumor and urban legends, much of it recycling old worries about Mobile phone radiation frying our brains, but some new stuff too. There's a lot of paranoia about "5G is killing birds!"[10] Also more legitimate complaints about it messing with weather forecasting radar[11] and the whole Huawei controversy[12]. With 5G actually coming into service in various countries, this is going to get more and more important.
62FiqhWikipedia's W.svg: no, it's not a fruit or pastry, it's the legal tradition (like common law or civil code) as practiced by polities under Sharia law.
77Blue Lives MatterWikipedia's W.svg is a pro-police movement in the United States. It was started after the killings of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 2014, after they were ambushed in their patrol car. Blue Lives Matter was formed in reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, which seeks to end police brutality against the African American community.
61Joseph Sciambra an anti gay activist/bullshitter extraordinaire who mixes every bad Satanic Panic meme with neo-Nazism, and a claim of being an 'ex-gay porn star' to make arguably the most hilariously bad strawman gay out there. Also claims to have created a demon in his ass through anal sex.
24Paradox of Tolerance,Wikipedia's W.svg which is sections on Tolerance on Bigotry, but probably could use its own article.

Most wanted articles[edit]

These suggestions have scored 150 or more. We would love you to write something on-mission for them! See RationalWiki:Most upvoted to do entries for a list sorted by upvotes.
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371Metabunk.orgEdit draft, a site dedicated to refuting conspiracy theories, which, unsurprisingly leads to accusations of being a shill. Countless Youtube videos have whistleblowers "exposing" Metabunk.
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308Something along the lines of race and police brutality in the United StatesWikipedia's W.svg – title flexible, obviously – is desperately needed. There are tons of major incidents that have received widespread coverage (Michael Brown and Eric Garner being probably the most prominent) that all follow the same pattern: cop shoots and kills black person in circumstances that didn't warrant violent action, then gets away with it. Cover the incidents, cover the statistics, cover right-wing media distortions of the incidents, cover protests, cover riots and maybe even online responses (#BlackLivesMatter).
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277Sutherland Springs church shooting,Wikipedia's W.svg and the Atomwaffen scum perpetrator Devin Patrick KelleyWikipedia's W.svg[1] A draft has been created at Devin Patrick Kelley.
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269Dr. Salvatore Cezar PaisWikipedia's W.svg is listed as the inventor of four 2019 U.S. Navy patents that have been described as "Star Trek technology".[13] The patent names include "High frequency gravitational wave generator", "Piezoelectricity-induced Room Temperature Superconductor", "Electromagnetic ‘force field’ generator", and the one that initially caught my eye: US10144532B2 "Craft using an inertial mass reduction device". A patent prosecuted by a navy attorney, defended by a Navy CTO, and pushed through in an unusual way. There is a comment by a patent lawyer discussing the unusual nature of this here. There is some good analysis in it, and the comments after could explain all those UFO sightings as military craft tests.
"It is a well-known facet of quantum field theory that everything can be described in quantum mechanical terms. The complex interactions between a physical system and its surroundings (environment), disrupt the quantum mechanical nature of a system and render it classical under ordinary observation. This process is known as decoherenceWikipedia's W.svg. However, it is argued that we can retard (delay) decoherence (and possibly even suppress it – namely decouple a physical system from the environment) by accelerated spin and/or accelerated vibration of electrically charged matter under rapid acceleration transients. This may be the very condition to achieve a state of macroscopic quantum coherence, the idea being that we never let the system achieve thermodynamic equilibrium, by constantly delaying the onset of relaxation to equilibrium (hence the production of maximal entropy is delayed). The system may ‘violently’ react by generating ‘anomalous’ emergent phenomena, such as, but not limited to, inertial mass reduction." Implementations of these patents are possibly what was pictured in the AATIPWikipedia's W.svg UFO videos released by Tom DeLonge and recently confirmed by the US Navy found here. He recently released yet another controversial patent, this one titled "Plasma Compression Fusion Device" would be small enough to fit inside of a vehicle and produce energy on the gigawatt to terawatt scale.[14]
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252 We should have an article on Christian supremacy,Wikipedia's W.svg the societal mindset in the US promotes the superiority of Christianity and by extension Christians, be they social or institutionalized norms. (Think of the phrase "It's the Christian thing to do.") Note: we already have an article on the United States as a Christian nation.
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235Dr. Mary's MonkeyWikipedia's W.svg is a book with a surprisingly large following considering how absolutely nuts it is. It details an insane conspiracy theory where (if I'm remembering correctly) a cancer researcher was using a linear accelerator at the CIA's request to try and create a virus to inflict cancer (in order to kill Fidel Castro) and accidentally created AIDS as a result and that's why she was murdered.
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223Gun control in Nazi GermanyWikipedia's W.svg - Whether as a separate article or as a sub-section in the article about gun control. It's commonly asserted that the Nazis took away everybody's guns and thus were able to begin committing genocide because they were disarmed. This flies in the face of that fact that the Nazis actually relaxed Germany's gun laws (albeit not for the Jews) after the populace were disarmed by allies after World War 1. A draft has been created at Draft:Gun control in Nazi Germany.
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215AATIPWikipedia's W.svg - a Pentagon program that basically searched for UFOs in early 2010s, cost 20 million, found nothing and was strongly backed by Harry Reid at the time. It hit the news very recently, so it might be nice to get an article on this while the usual suspects are still scrambling to shoehorn it into their theories. For eight years the project was headed by Luis ElizondoWikipedia's W.svg until his resignation. On September 18, 2019 the US Navy confirmed that the footage Tom DeLonge has collected from AATIP was in fact legitimate.[15]
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214Project 1794,Wikipedia's W.svg a declassified 1950's Air Force project centered around the construction of a flying saucer whose details were disclosed in 2012. The extended delay between the end of the project and the release of these documents has led some to doubt their authenticity with claims that they were likely fabricated recently and "declassified" to explain UFO encounters retroactively. The documents' claim that Project 1794 was able to reach its goal of Mach 4Wikipedia's W.svg when it was the predecessor to the AvrocarWikipedia's W.svg project (which topped out around ~35mph) has also brought skepticism to their validity. The project was also named "1794", presumably after the 1794 silver dollar which became famous in 2010 when it broke the world record after being sold for nearly $8 million (the disc-shaped craft was silver and may have resembled the coin).
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212Andrew Yang,Wikipedia's W.svg is a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate currently mentioned merely in small sections on the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination and basic income pages. We definitely need a separate article on Yang, considering his rising popularity, how much of his campaign and policies he claims are based on math and science, and the unfortunate alt-right support he's gotten despite being a progressive. A draft can be found at Draft:Andrew Yang.
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202Anti-gravityWikipedia's W.svg or anti-gravity machine: It ties in with a variety of crankery, like John Hutchison, "lifters", UFOs, Podkletnov, super secret aircraft, etc. There's a short section in science woo and gravity is relevant. But a lot more to say, including Podkletnov'sWikipedia's W.svg spinning disk[16], various things involving gyroscopes, manipulating a hypothetical fifth force, historical devices, etc. See the Wikipedia article on Anti-gravity.
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201Eric P. DollardCreate draft, an electrical engineer and inventor who claims to be continuing the works of Tesla and focusing on earthquake prediction[2][3] and what appears to be free energy.[4][5] His lab is mentioned on Wikipedia[6] as well as Powerpedia[7] and John Chappell's Natural Philosophy Society wiki.[8] He has had several successful Indiegogo campaigns.[9][10][11][12][13][14] He also has his own website,[15] and there even is an entire forum dedicated to his work.[16]
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194False rape accusations.Wikipedia's W.svg While this is partially covered in the article on rape apology, it could use its own article, since it's the favourite canard of the "men's rights" movement and it seems to creep into any serious discussion about rape. A draft has been created here.
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193NESARAWikipedia's W.svg (National Economic Security and Recovery Act), a economic reform proposal that later was appropriated as a conspiracy theory/scam by victims of the Omega TrustWikipedia's W.svg scam as the "National Economic Security and Reformation Act". (NESARA on Wikipedia.) We can also comment on the "feasibility" of the actual idea.
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191Timothy Leary,Wikipedia's W.svg dearie. Associated with psychedelic drugs and counterculture. Like Alexander Shulgin, missional to the degree that he made claims about the effects and usefulness of chemicals outside the pharmaceutical industry and accepted medical practice. Also notable because in 1969 his arguments against the constitutionality of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937Wikipedia's W.svg ended with the law being overturned by the Supreme Court, and for a short time cannabis was legal. This cued Nixon's War on Drugs and the overarching Controlled Substances ActWikipedia's W.svg of 1970 we have to this day.
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191Gravitational wavesWikipedia's W.svg have just recently been directly proven to exist, confirming an old postulate of Einstein's. May not be worthy of a separate article rather a subsection of the main Gravity article. What is really interesting to me here is the (hopefully impending) response by biblically motivated science deniers like Conservapedia to spin this into a narrative of "...and now let me tell y'all how this negates general relativity, physicists ideas for the origin of the universe and probably the whole scientific method altogether."
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190From the darker bits of the Dark Enlightenment: James A. DonaldEdit draft (JAD, http://blog.jim.com/ ), the guy so racist even Eric S. Raymond calls him a racist and such an asshole even Slate Star Codex regularly bans him from commenting. He comes out with such gems as "National socialism kills people not because it is nationalist, but because it is socialist" and calls white nationalism "moderate leftism". And he has important information on the Jews. And he's an anarcho-capitalist. And he is also self admitted pedophile, rapist, rape and pedophilia apologist, admirer of ISIS and Boko Haram (for their solution of the "women question") Even hard core Nazis are calling him a monster. I don't think I've ever seen a non-asshole word from him, though I will credit him with enough sense to realise Bitcoin was unscalable from day one.
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179DARPAWikipedia's W.svg should have a whole host of conspiracy theories since it was responsible for the development of the internet, BRAIN Initiative,Wikipedia's W.svg autonomous robots like PETMAN,Wikipedia's W.svg etc.
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178Secret Mysteries of America's BeginningsCreate draft, a four-part, twelve-hour schlockumentary by Dr. Stan MonteithWikipedia's W.svg linking the founding fathers to every conspiracy theory imaginable. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
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177Charleston church shooting,Wikipedia's W.svg and the white supremacist Dylann RoofWikipedia's W.svg who massacred nine African American people at a church in 2015. He has been pictured wearing the flags of Rhodesia and apartheid-era South Africa, as well as the Confederate flag. In 2017, he became the first person in the US to be sentenced to death for federal hate crimes.
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176Alexander Technique,Wikipedia's W.svg it is mentioned on RW under Alternative Medicine Education and listed as a "Medical Cult" in Martin Gardner's Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science alongside iridodiagnosis and zone therapy, but we have no page explaining what the technique entails.
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175Making a MurdererWikipedia's W.svg is a popular Netflix documentary series outlining the case of Steven AveryWikipedia's W.svg and his nephew Brendan Dassey.Wikipedia's W.svg The pair were charged with the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach, but there have been several inconsistencies in the investigation that hint at serious corruption within the Manitowoc CountyWikipedia's W.svg Sheriff's Department. Avery had previously served 18 years for a wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985 and was to be compensated $36 million before these new charges arose.
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174GCHQWikipedia's W.svg, we have NSA, but we need to do the other side of the pond's equally spy-y institution. Or they could be merged into one article.
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173Deepfake,Wikipedia's W.svg technology that supposedly allows you to create video of anybody saying or doing anything. There's a lot of panic about it, and applications for the technology in fake news, porn, fraud, blackmail, etc, but some stories suggest it's still far from offering an easy way of creating convincing fake videos.[17] So it's relevant both for its potential at spreading misinformation and for the exaggerated moral panic aspects.
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172Josef PappWikipedia's W.svg or his Papp Engine which apparently used noble gases to generate electricity. It was demonstrated in front of Richard Feynman in 1966 but exploded, killing a spectator. Supporters claim it works like an internal combustion engine, except it uses sparks to produce explosions in noble gases. Since Papp's demo, there have been several attempts to exploit the alleged phenomenon, such as by PlasmERG.[18][19] There still seems some mystery around the 1968 demonstration, including claims that the explosion was deliberate, either to cover up Papp's deception or to protect the truth of limitless free energy.
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171Indigenous science,Wikipedia's W.svg an other way of knowing with a strange resemblance to made-up BS. Has an actual meaning, then getting culturally useful but scientifically questionable, but now basically just made-up BS. Spotted on /r/skeptic.
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170Florence Nightingale,Wikipedia's W.svg a nurse who was an early pioneer of evidence-based medicine.
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169Since Trump has been in the news for signing a federal ban on animal abuse, let's look back on Animal rights in Nazi GermanyWikipedia's W.svg and/or/combined with Hitler and environmentalism.Wikipedia's W.svg When these have entered mainstream conservative thought in America, you know something's up.
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168Cryptocurrency:Wikipedia's W.svg Currently [see what I did there?] just a redirect to Bitcoin. This should definitely be an article all of its own, between the conspiracy theories about it, the scams, and the miscellaneous other items.
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167The Innocence ProjectWikipedia's W.svg is a non-profit legal organization that is committed to exonerating wrongly convicted people through the use of DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. To date, the work of the Innocence Project has led to the freeing of 337 wrongfully convicted people, including 20 who spent time on death row.
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166Hunting Hitler,Wikipedia's W.svg a History Channel show that claims Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, managed to escape from Berlin to Argentina. And the rest...is pseudohistory.
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165Vanguard America,Wikipedia's W.svg an American white supremacist, neo-Nazi, neo-fascist hate group that has been attached to several acts of violence and domestic terrorism, including the car attack in Charlottesville on people protesting the Unite the Right rally. The perpetrator of the attack, James Alex Fields Jr., had been seen at the rally wielding a shield distributed by Vanguard America. The organization is also a member of the Nationalist Front.Wikipedia's W.svg
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164The O. J. Simpson murder caseWikipedia's W.svg (officially the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. The former professional football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder after the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman, in June 1994. We can write an article discussing the case not just as a cultural phenomenon but also discuss the overwhelming amount of logical fallacies (emotional appeal, Chewbacca defense, prosecutor's fallacy), dishonesty tactics and evidence gathering mistakes that took place during the trial and/or behind the scenes, which all had great impact on law in America. We can also discuss the impact on race relations that took place at the time. Simpson, being an African American, had a strong appeal toward the black community because of his seemingly squeaky clean image, charismatic personality and his rags to riches story with the majority of them believing he was innocent and being persecuted for his race. Because of this, there was a height of fear in Los Angeles of another race riot worse than the 1992 Los Angeles riots if he was prosecuted. Best books to use as research for the article would be Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Vincent Bugliosi's Outrage: The Five Reasons O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder.
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163Rick SimpsonCreate draft, who believes that hemp oil cures cancer and every other ill.[20] "I haven't seen anything that the oil doesn't work on." A two-line stub was created and zapped as "so what" in 2013, but this is pretty missional if we can get some substance in.
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162Big OrganicCreate draft, or how the organic food lobby gets its way.
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161Bill WeldWikipedia's W.svg Currently a redirect to the 2020 Republican Party presidential nomination article. He's an interesting candidate not only for his (comparatively) progressive views and the mere fact that he's the only candidate running against Trump in the RNC, but he was also previously a member of the Libertarian party and carries some of their support, so I think he deserves his own article.
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160ASEAWikipedia's W.svg, another classic example of a water woo pyramid scheme, they make bold health claims and use vague, nonscientific descriptions of free radicalsWikipedia's W.svg and "Redox Signaling Molecules", sometimes even mixing it with real science.[17][18] I found this quote regarding the ingredients: "Recently, a company called ASEA, was able to take sodium, chloride, hydrogen and oxygen (salt water) molecules, separate them and recombine them to form oxidants (free radicals) and reductants (which neutralize oxidants)."[19] They also have a YouTube channel.[20]
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159Keto diet,Wikipedia's W.svg if not adequately covered by Low-carb diet. Here's /r/keto's "in a nutshell" explanation. Apparently the low-carb diet article has already got some criticism from the related communities, so the article should better appeal to the kind of people who'd pursue this stuff.
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158Sherry ShrinerCreate draft is the cult leader of a group called Faction Four who believe in alien reptile demons. She was in the news recently because one of her followers shot and killed her boyfriend after a dispute within the cult led to their excommunication.[21][22] Another follower killed herself in 2013 after not receiving treatment for schizophrenia which they do not think exists.[23] Sherry Shriner blames a NATO hit squad for the death. There also is an ED article written up that may have some useful info, but probably needs to be taken with a bit more than a grain of salt.[24]
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157CoreCivic,Wikipedia's W.svg formerly the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), is a company that owns and manages private prisons and detention centers and operates others on a concession basis. CCA has been the subject of much controversy over the years, mostly related to apparent attempts to save money, such as hiring inadequate staff, extensive lobbying, and lack of proper cooperation with legal entities to avoid repercussions. CCA rebranded as CoreCivic amid the ongoing scrutiny of the private prison industry.
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156ExopaediaCreate draft, an encyclopaedia for exoskeletons aliens
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155Operation GladioWikipedia's W.svg We don't have a page about GladioWikipedia's W.svg yet. Plus, it's one of the circlejerks from CTers claiming that the War on TerrorWikipedia's W.svg, is actually "Gladio B".
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154FeministWikiEdit draft[25] is a website run by TERFs who, in a manner indistinguishable from that of the editors at Conservapedia, claimed "'RationalWiki' is a whacksite long run by teenage liberals who follow queer theory. (An ideology that supports prostitution and pedophilia because of its obsession with 'breaking taboos.'"[26] FeministWiki has repeatedly been caught promoting conservative Christian front organisations.[27] The person who runs the FeministWiki Twitter account is a self-admitted child molester who was previously suspended from Twitter.[28] All of the information mentioned above warrants a RationalWiki article for this TERF version of Conservapedia.

Recent[edit]

These are the most recent ideas for new articles. Remove if downvoted to death. Note: We have a huge archive of hundreds of article requests dating back to 2009 (archive 5, archive 4, archive 3, and archive 2) that also deserve consideration.
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5Common Sense Media,Wikipedia's W.svg an organisation devoted to protecting children from harmful media influences by promoting age ratings, banning sales to minors, restricting children's time viewing media, promoting privacy rights, etc. Its funders cover a range of political views but include hate-monger Republicans like Charles R. SchwabWikipedia's W.svg, and it has partnerships with many media companies. Lead figure Jim SteyerWikipedia's W.svg is a campaigner for privacy rights especially for children, and a lead figure in the anti-Facebook group Stop Hate For Profit. Is it common sense? Is its science correct? Is it censorship of things kids should see, or defence against evil corporations?
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4Dan BonginoWikipedia's W.svg is a right wing political commentator and pro-Trump supporter who's entire career is "owning the libs".
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7Andrew Klavan,Wikipedia's W.svg a neoconservative pundit and one of Ben Shapiro's best friends. Not-so-ironically a Global warming denier.
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8KillstreamCreate draft, The far-right podcast/livestream hosted by Ethan RalphCreate draft.
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4Tom Woods,Wikipedia's W.svg A paleolibertarian/paleoconservative writer and one of the founding members of League of the South, and quite a defender of the ol' south to the point that he called abolitionists "utterly reprehensible"[29]. Has a youtube channel where he spews his opinions[30].
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11Last Ounce of CourageWikipedia's W.svg is a Christian propaganda film about a small town mayor's personal vendetta against "the war on Christmas". It's about as ridiculous and moronic as it sounds.
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13Cody WilsonWikipedia's W.svg: Wikipedia page on him. Founder of Hatreon,Wikipedia's W.svg Gun-nut, had an interview with Glenn Beck in 2013, Crypto-Anarchist (whatever the heck that is) and has had some legal issues, one which includes having sex with a 16 year old and another one for beating up a child (which he got 7 years for).
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4Laura Agustín,Wikipedia's W.svg the migrations scholar better known for disputing the idea that sex trafficking is an actually statistically significant issue rather than a fig leaf for persecuting prostitutes under the guise of "rescuing" them. Coined the term "rescue industry" for the set of well-funded orgs that promote the idea of sex trafficking as significant and perform the "rescue", as well as their supporters.
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13NestléWikipedia's W.svg: a giant evil megacorporation of evilness that drains communities dry of their water, uses child slave labor, deliberately poisons Chinese babies, destroys rainforests, and sacrifices virgins to Satan under a full moon. Or at least, that's what the rumors say.
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11The Trump ProphecyWikipedia's W.svg is a 2018 Christian political propaganda film based on the ravings of a retired firefighter with PTSD who claims to have been told by God that Donald Trump would becomes president. Described by Vox as a depiction of Christian nationalism in the United States, The Trump Prophecy was released in a time when the idea that God was responsible for Trump winning the election was shared by several evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham, Richard Land, and Robert Jeffress.
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8Gareth Icke,Wikipedia's W.svg a singer-songwriter who is Dave's son, and has some really "interesting" views on things like vaccines, Soros, and the coronavirus.
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2Killer MikeWikipedia's W.svg is a rapper of Run the Jewels. Mike is known for being a social and political activist, focusing on subjects including social inequality, police brutality, and systemic racism. On May 29, 2020, Mike spoke during a press conference with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in response to the death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests in Atlanta and other major US cities.
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13The Capitol Hill Autonomous ZoneWikipedia's W.svg is a self-declared "autonomous zone" and de facto intentional community and commune in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington that was established on June 8, 2020, after Capitol Hill's East Precinct building was abandoned by the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
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19HatreonWikipedia's W.svg: Basically Patreon if it was founded by the Alt-Right, Far Right and those that have an obsession with the Second Amendment
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18I see we don't have any pages for Georgy Malenkov,Wikipedia's W.svg Nikita Khrushchev,Wikipedia's W.svg Leonid Brezhnev,Wikipedia's W.svg Yuri Andropov,Wikipedia's W.svg & Konstantin ChernenkoWikipedia's W.svg yet. We can't leave those comrades out, now can we?
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24Ian Miles CheongCreate draft, an alt-right "journalist" who spreads misinformation and propaganda, and has history with GamerGate.
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6Homonationalism,Wikipedia's W.svg or how some LGBT+ people (specifically gay people) learned to stop worrying and love far-right ideology.
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17The Hodge TwinsCreate draft are YouTubers, fitness experts, and stand-up comedians. Together, they own and operate the Hodgetwins fitness and entertainment brand. In recent years, they've become actively political and have come out as insufferable right wingers in support of Donald Trump.
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8Bill Gates,Wikipedia's W.svg former CEO of Microsoft and current head of the Gates Foundation who has recently been linked in coronavirus and anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.
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3Denis RancourtWikipedia's W.svg is a former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa best known for his years-long legal battle with his former employer over his 2009 firing, which he claims was politically motivated. An avid climate change denier, Rancourt most recently published a "study" purporting to prove that facemasks, lockdowns, and social distancing do not help against Covid-19, and that we should NOT try to stop it.
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28Dead Horse InterchangeCreate draft: Link. Think Kiwi Farms, minus the doxxing. The majority of it's members are people who left the Farms, because of the doxxing. They have some pretty "interesting" topics in their politics sections. Such as Islam, Sweden, Germany, Feminism & SJW's, China, Black Lives Matter, How Dubya is worser than The Donald, Xi Jinping & The CCP, How the EU is banning Memes, The UK, California (Which they call "Commiefornia") & The "God Emperor" Megathread. They also have a lolcow section, or like they called it: "Internet Nobodies". Most notable topics there are: the one on Noah Antwiler from The Spoony Experiment (more than 2200 pages as of 24/05/2020), 2 topics on John Bain aka TotalBiscuit (literally celebrating his death, shortly after he succumbed to cancer), Angry Joe, Hbomberguy, Laci Green, Jim Sterling, The Skeptic Community, ProJared & Article 13. The owner of the site (Poonoo) has an interesting youtube channel aswell. If you look at the thumbnails for his "Atop The 5th Wall" video's, you'll see in the background a poster from a guy playing a guitar that has an interesting pattern on it.
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1Janice FiamengoWikipedia's W.svg is a particularly nutty anti-feminist MRA and English professor at the University of Ottawa with a bizarre (and possibly Poe's Law) fetish for inventions made by men [31]. Also went onto the white nationalist Radio 3Fourteen to warn listeners that men live under a "feminist version of Sharia Law"[32].
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1Related to Mr Shockley below: James Watson,Wikipedia's W.svg the co-worker of Francis Crick, experienced the same pratfall with his comments about the alleged differences between white European and black African intelligence.
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3William ShockleyWikipedia's W.svg was a physicist and inventor. He was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on semiconductors and discovery of the transistor effect. Throughout the civil rights movement, Shockley increasingly espoused eugenic theories about the biological inferiority of African Americans.
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1John F. MacArthurWikipedia's W.svg[21], YEC, dispensationalist, homophobe, and as the Encyclopedia of American Loons describes it a "Belligerent, hateful madman whose lack of aptitude for truth is only matched by his narrow-mindedness. A breathtakingly dense fellow – and a dangerous one, for MacArthur seems to have quite a few followers."
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16Plandemic:Wikipedia's W.svg A 26 minute now-debunked short film starring Judy Mikovits,Wikipedia's W.svg deleted from YouTube for promoting conspiracy theories related to COVID-19. Currently a redirect, a draft exists here.
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34Seeing how big wikipedia's article is on this subject, I think that the StasiWikipedia's W.svg deserves it's own article (there's only a bit of it written in the DDR article). Note: the Stasi article was previously deleted because it wasn't good enough.
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32Ghost PoliticsCreate draft: Alias: True Capitalist Radio, True Conservative Radio, PoliticsGhost. An all-around crank, Ghost spews racist, sexist, Islamophobic, and homophobic garbage to a bunch of trolls and people who laugh at him interracting with them TENS of THOUSANDS of capitalists THROUGHOUT DA WURRRRRRRLD! He also dabbles in conspiracy-mongering (particularly ones involving "international bankers", Hilldebeest, WWIII being juuuuuust around the corner, HAARP, and denialism of the existence of space (No, seriously.).), transphobia, Brony-hating, fat-shaming, and generally being a massive scumbag. He has been known to give out numbers of callers on air, hang up on callers for "sounding fruity", and treat his few honest fans like trash. For a small-time podcaster, he has been the centre of a surprising amount of drama, including dox-wars amongst his fans.
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7Pat TillmanWikipedia's W.svg was a professional football player for the Arizona Cardinals. In response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, he passed up a $3.6 million contract and joined the United States Army, which made him a symbol of patriotism and a poster child for Army recruiters. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and subsequent death, were the subject of national attention when he was killed by friendly fire. In recent years following his death, Tillman's image has been appropriated by right-wing bloggers, as well as Donald Trump, in response to the Colin Kaepernick protests. Despite the establishment's admiration for him, the real Tillman was an anti-Bush atheist who called the the Iraq War "fucking illegal" and maintained correspondence with one of his favorite authors, Noam Chomsky, who he had made an appointment with for after his return from the military. Because of his celebrity status at the time as well as the cover up surrounding his death, it is believed that Tillman was murdered by the military due to his opposition to the wars and the military industrial complex.
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30Perhaps a page on CARM's leader and "Messiah" Matt Slick?Wikipedia's W.svg
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31Joseph BackholmCreate draft is a far-right Christian anti-LGBT bigot who is both a legal counsel and director of the Colson Center for Christian WorldviewWikipedia's W.svg and former director and founder of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Backholm is infamous for his transphobic and homophobic rhetoric and lobbying, has fought against marriage equality, defended conversion therapy, and maintains that gender identity and sexual orientation are a choice. He was the head of "Just Want Privacy", a campaign committee gathering signatures for Initiative 1515, a failed ballot that would've allowed businesses to discriminate openly against trans people by not allowing them to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. He also recently created a right-wing Christian YouTube channel called What Would You Say?, which gives believers advice on how to respond to common statements regarding their faith such as "Jesus was a socialist" as well as how to give responses to affirm their prejudices against the LGBT. Aside from being a homophobic and transphobic asshole, he is also staunchly pro-life, anti-immigration, Islamophobic, anti-atheist, and doesn't entirely believe in the idea of the separation of church and state.https://www.queerty.com/anti-trans-activist-encourages-men-chase-women-bathrooms-20160617 https://medium.com/@elisacatrina/family-policy-institute-of-washingtons-just-want-privacy-lies-transphobia-and-what-to-do-86597aac95e1
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80How have we gone this long without an article on Dr. Phil?Wikipedia's W.svg Another O-spawn -- some have even called him the male version of Oprah herself -- he promotes yet more alternative bullshit. Also, may or may not have molested a patient. Has recently been on Fox News.
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37ZubyCreate draft is a conservative rapper who mocked trans people by claiming to break women's sports records by identifying as a women and says black people and women are not oppressed, but if they are they should "work hard and make the right decisions" to get over it. He's also been a guest on several right wing talk shows including Steven Crowder's show, fake university PragerU's show, Dave Rubin's show, Ben Shapiro's show, and was praised by Tucker Carlson who went on to say the left would tell people who disagree with gender fluidity to "shut up and believe it, or we'll hurt you,".
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29Joshua CollinsCreate draft is an aspiring young politician running for Congress who is most notable for claiming to be the most left-wing federal candidate in U.S. history,[33] founding the Rose Caucus,[34] and using TikTok to further his campaign.[35] He probably never heard of Gus Hall.
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36Christmas with a Capital CWikipedia's W.svg is a 2010 Christmas Fundie movie where fundies play the victim, because evil atheism. Hannah & Jake did a review on it in 2018.
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3Frank DuxWikipedia's W.svg is a martial artist whose alleged victory at the Kumite, a fighting competition, served as the inspiration for the 1988 cult film Bloodsport starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Dux's victory at the Kumite has been largely disputed, as has the existence of both the Kumite he described and the existence of his alleged teacher Senzo Tanaka. He has also falsified his military and CIA service, and was the subject of libel against Soldier of Fortune magazine in 1999 because of his lies.
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5January 2019 Lincoln Memorial confrontationWikipedia's W.svg — a poignant example of the need for proper fact-checking and the power of the media.
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12Chapo Trap HouseWikipedia's W.svg Leftist podcast named after a Mexican druglord and the rapping slang for a drug house. One of the hosts platformed the Million Dollar Extreme Nazi on an open mic night he hosted and didn't boot him off the stage, whereas another has argued in favor of misogyny if it's the ruling class amongst supposedly other shitty things. Their audience (also known as the "Dirtbag Left") engages in online harassment to anyone who criticizes the show.
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5La Luz del MundoWikipedia's W.svg ("The Light of the World"), a Mexican-originated cultish church now widespread in areas of the US. Their "apostle," Naasón Joaquín García, is allegedly the leader of a pedophilic sex trafficking ring.
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11Naomi WolfWikipedia's W.svg once had interesting things to say as a feminist... but now has ridiculous things to say as a conspiracy theorist (5G a speciality).
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38Child ProdigyWikipedia's W.svg Wikipedia's article. Basically, kids that have developed a talent at a very young age.
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33Vivian KrauseCreate draft, a Canadian blogger who claims to just be "exposing" the foreign funding of environmentalist organizations. However, it's very likely she is just another shill for the mining and oil industries.
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4Friends of AbeWikipedia's W.svg was a support and networking group for politically conservative members of the Hollywood elite. Formed in 2004 by actor Gary Sinise, the group consisted of various actors, directors, and producers including Jerry Bruckheimer, Pat Boone, Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Sorbo, and Scott Baio. The group dissolved due to split differences over Donald Trump.
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33Grant ChisholmCreate draft is a street preacher and antique boutique business owner based out in Portland, Oregon. When he’s not selling the ultimate in Portland vintage wares he’s working as a street preacher, railing against strip clubs, homosexuality, Catholics, football, abortion clinics, marijuiana clinics, and probably most Portland residents. The Daily Beast has dubbed him "The Hipster Fred Phelps".https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-hipster-fred-phelps
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38Art policeCreate draft: Named after a snarl word frequently used when I see stuff like this, I think it's Twitter artists whining about people whining about their artstyles, has a vibe suspiciously similar to Gamergate.
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43FideszWikipedia's W.svg: Right-wing to Far-Right Conservative Party led by this fine bloke. Literally Hungary's answer to Trump.
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40Chad Felix GreeneCreate draft is a conservative writer for The Federalist and American Thinker who frequently authors articles either A): attacking LGBT rights and activists (especially of the trans variety) or B): defending homo/transphobic people and orginizations (including Mike Pence[36]). All of this while being gay himself.
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11Shincheonji Church of JesusWikipedia's W.svg — South Korean cult that has recently received press coverage because of its connection to the coronavirus outbreak.[37]
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13Dean CainWikipedia's W.svg is an actor who was best known for playing Superman on Lois and Clark in the 1990s. Now a washed-up has-been, Cain has become more well known for being an outspoken conservative and right-wing pundit on Fox News and Louder with Crowder. He's a staunch Donald Trump supporter, supports various right wing individuals, groups, and causes, and has said some outrageous things on social media such as misidentifying R. David Edelman as the Ukraine whistle blower and supporting Gamergate. Cain also appeared in God's Not Dead, and 'performed' FBI Lovebirds, a live reading/performance of Peter Strozk/Lisa Page texts, in Washington, D.C. at CPAC alongside fellow right wing Trumpster Kristy Swanson. https://www.wonkette.com/worst-superman-dean-cain-proves-hes-an-asshole-again
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9Project 100,000Wikipedia's W.svg: A Vietnam War era scheme by Defense Secretary Robert McNamara to fill out the ranks with recruits that were below established mental and medical standards. Billed as an attempt to prepare and empower said recruits with the latest in educational technology (ie: video presentations) for their return to civilian life. A massive failure that left surviving recruits worse off then they were before.
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38Article on PSICreate draft http://www.principia-scientific.org/why-psi-is-proposed-as-a-cic/. A strong conspiracy and Pseudoscience website that promotes anti-vaccine propaganda and frequent misinformation regarding climate change http://www.mediabiasfactcheck.com/principia-scientific-international/.
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8Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinneyWikipedia's W.svg are former journalists turned filmmakers. The couple calls themselves documentary filmmakers and investigative journalists, however, their brand of “journalism” is more aligned with right-wing propaganda than any actual form of investigation or truth. The couple is highly in denial of anthropogenic global warming and are staunchly in favor of the fossil fuel industry, which they demonstrate clearly in their "documentaries". For example, their most notorious piece, FrackNation,Wikipedia's W.svg is a film that is staunchly in favor of hydraulic fracturing despite the proven disastrous effects that fracking has done to the environment. Because of this they've essentially established themselves as a mouthpiece for climate change deniers, and to no surprise, they are listed as "experts" by the Heartland Institute.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_McElhinney_and_Phelim_McAleer
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42The Incel ProjectCreate draft: an old Incel documentary series from the now defunct Blip.tv from 2008 to 2012 [22]. Two months prior to the 2014 Isla Vista killings, the videos were deleted from Blip.
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6El AlWikipedia's W.svg: Israel's flag carrier, and a heavy target for some Anti-Zionist, sometimes Anti-semitic, and even Islamophobic conspiracy theories.
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54Filip DewinterWikipedia's W.svg: Far-Right Politician & member of Flemish Interest. Is good friends with these fine people. Has alot of shit on his name. He's basically the Belgian version of Geert Wilders, with the exception that Wilders never went to a meeting of Golden Dawn, whereas Dewinter did (I can't find a english source for this, sorry).
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55Flemish InterestWikipedia's W.svg: Political Far-Right party in Belgium, formerly known as Flemish Bloc. They're racists, Neo-Libturds & Ultra Nationalists and claim to have tight connections with the Israelian Likud, The Swiss People's Party, The Republicans, & United Russia. As well as being close with Dutch Trump's cronnies, Le Pen, Salvini & Barrage The Farage. How would they solve the mass immigration problem? With boxing gloves!
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12Bill Barr,Wikipedia's W.svg Donald Trump's attorney general. He enables Trump's authoritarian instincts by using his authority to protect the president and his allies, and punish real and perceived political opponents.
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43Tila Tequila,Wikipedia's W.svg not to be confused with actual tequila, is a model who came under extreme fire for saying some Nazi esque things. Because of this, she was banned from "Celebrity Big Brother" (although, if I'm honest, no one really wants to be in Big Brother). Fun fact: she's both LGBT and Asian, so her sympathy with white nationalists is kinda ironic. Oh, and she's a Flat Earther. (Note: a page on her was previously deleted: RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Tila Tequila.)
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8Jeanne Calment,Wikipedia's W.svg generally considered the oldest person who ever lived and proof of the health-giving effects of cigarettes and being French. However there are claims that her longevity was faked and she was replaced by her daughter in the 1930s. It's amusing to see how she's used in health debates, but the debate over her age is more interesting.
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9We should make an article about school gradesWikipedia's W.svg in America, obviously the A-F scale, and how they are a terrible way to find out how intelligent a student is. Also, let's talk about how racist the grading system is, and how it favors white students over people of color.
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12Diabetes.Wikipedia's W.svg It afflicts millions of people in the First World, and so of course has attracted its fair share of alternative medicine and diet woo. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have different causes and different treatments, but you'd never know it to read some diatribes (e.g. Sugar Blues).
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66Shadow Inc.,Wikipedia's W.svg the technology company that gained attention after their IowaReporterApp software failed during the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucusesWikipedia's W.svg and received donations from Pete Buttigieg,Wikipedia's W.svg Joe Biden, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Its parent company is ACRONYMWikipedia's W.svg manipulates a hybrid model of a 501(c)4Wikipedia's W.svg entity that does not disclose donors and a Super PACWikipedia's W.svg that does.[23]
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79Pete Buttigieg.Wikipedia's W.svg Who is this guy, and how is he even a contender for the DNC nomination?
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60Super PAC.Wikipedia's W.svg How is there not an article on these yet?
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43America First Political Action Conference: kinda like CPAC, but with more paleoconservative racists. Featuring the likes of people who aren't racist, like Nick Fuentes, Michelle Malkin, and Patrick Casey.[38]
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9Matt GaetzWikipedia's W.svg: the Representative of Florida's 1st district, and a guy that can't tell whether or not he should be a RINO, or a Steve King wannabe.
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5Paul GottfriedWikipedia's W.svg: a paleoconservative douchebag who coined the term "alternative right". Despite his sympathy with white supremacists, he is Jewish, thus making him closer to neocons than the paleocon he viewed himself as.
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57The Goop LabWikipedia's W.svg: A Netflix documentary series hosted by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, which has received quite some attention & negative responses due to the amounts of Pseudoscience & health woo on the show. BS like: "Mushrooms being good for relaxation & health", "Icebaths being good for "making your body Alkaline" which, in return, gets all the poison out of your body" & "Needles are good for your skin". Others include: Energy Healing, "how to get rid of evil demons!!1!!" & female sexuality.
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43Myles PowerCreate draft - a Youtuber who is skeptical of Alternative medicine and Pseudoscience (which he occasionally conflates with each other.) Miles has also tackled Holocaust denial, Conspiracy theories, and Genetically modified food. Some of his videos have even been mentioned in, if not cited as sources on our articles for Kyle Kulinski, Jilly Juice, and The Young Turks.
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12The Base.Wikipedia's W.svg No, not al-Qaeda, but the Russia-affiliated neo-Nazi group run by Rinaldo Nazzaro that wants to form a white ethnostate in the US.[24][25]
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42AquiziamCreate draft: Link. Site has tons of Alien woo, "Body Language" woo, Conspiracy BS, Ghost woo, ect...
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45Arch WarhammerCreate draft - A Youtuber who makes videos on Warhammer Lore, Video Games, and his political beliefs. Arch has asked if the Imperium in Warhammer 40kWikipedia's W.svg is Fascist [26] [27], discussed drama over him pertaining to the 40k Lore subreddit [28] [29] [30], among other wingnutty takes (e.g. gender pronouns, Christchurch shooting, and Project Veritas) [31] [32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39]
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9The Game Changers,Wikipedia's W.svg a documentary about athletes with plant based diets, which alleged that animal agriculture was a leading cause of deforestation and carbon emissions, along with criticizing gender roles perpetuated by fast food commercials [40] [41] [42]. The movie has even been accused of promoting misinformation and pseudoscience, among other things [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] [49].
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6There is this person who goes by the nickname of "Ghost" who's website has been covered by Media Fact/Bias Check as a questionable source [50] [51]. "Ghost" has also had numerous podcasts since 2008, usually spanning hundreds of episodes, each having a runtime of around two hours [52] [53] [54] [55]. Basically, "Ghost" is a wingnut, and a pretty nutty one at that [56]. Ghost has even gone on quite a few ableist rants [57] [58] [59], and went as far to tell fans of anime to commit suicide [60].
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45Rich of ReviewTechUSACreate draft has had a variety of political opinions over the years. Rich has been a critic of Anita Sarkeesian [61], retracted criticism against PewDiePie and the "DEATH TO ALL JEWS" incident[62], and even referred to fat acceptance as a "plague".[63]
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19Jim SterlingWikipedia's W.svg has always been a staunch critic of what he perceives to be shady business practices within the video games industry, especially AAA publishers in recent years. Jim is also critical of Capitalism in general. [64] [65]
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74The ongoing Australian bushfire crisisWikipedia's W.svg and the conspiracy theories that have been spreading like wildfire in response to it. There are claims that environmentalists deliberately started the fires to build High Speed Rail lines, that it's part of the Agenda 21 conspiracy to kill everybody, that 200 people were arrested for arson that on further inspection is only 24 and with no evidence they had any political motive for doing so, and a bunch of other wacky theories.
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31Four-day weekWikipedia's W.svg: there are a lot of articles recently claiming that a four day week in the workplace greatly increases productivity, as well as benefiting workers and the environment.[66][67] However, evidence is limited to a few, frequently-cited studies whose methodology is unclear, and a lot of claims seem exaggerated. There have been a few studies that seemed to find benefits (including fewer pointless meetings, less absenteeism) but the Hawthorne effect may be involved, durations were short, and it's hard to double blind these things.[68][69] In some cases cited (e.g. Utah cited on Wikipedia) workers still did the same number of hours, just over fewer but longer days, while others suggest workers doing fewer hours can accomplish more. There have been a lot of claims about political parties planning to make it mandatory. Labour at the 2019 UK general election allegedly planned it, but in fact their research found that a hard cap on hours wouldn't work.[70] Finland was reported to have been planning a four day week, possibly even with 6 hour days, but this turned out to be fake news.[71] So is there anything to it, what are the pros and cons, and is it all wishful thinking?
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5Belle GibsonWikipedia's W.svg is a well known charlatan and pseudoscience promoter from Australia. She claimed, that she managed to cure her multiple cancers with specific alternate medicine and a diet which was described in her mobile app, The Whole Pantry, aswell as in its' companion cookbook, both of which gave Gibson around $1 milion of profit. Further media investigation revealed however, that her claims were false and all evidence was fabricated, while research shown that there was no proof for effectiveness of her methods. She also constantly lied about her lifestyle and donating income from sales to charity. Gibson ultimately admitted to lying in an April 2015 interview.
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49Real Life Villains WikiCreate draft is a wikia that categorizes real world villains and displays their crimes. While it obviously shows your standard dictators, cult leaders, and religious centric jerkassess like Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, and Jerry Falwell the wikia does display some questionable merit. The wiki is very biased towards American imperialism and holds a US centric worldview, there are articles on people for very petty reasons such as user being slightly mean on Deviantart and such, and war criminals such as Henry Kissinger and Vladimir Putin are displayed as "Grey Zone" villains. The worst bias is the disallowed articles which consists of American and pro-American war criminals such as George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, Donald Trump, Woodrow Wilson and Hillary Clinton. It also stated that if you make an article on any of these people you will be banned immediately. Another blatant bias they possess is their constant need to create articles for mythological characters; primarily characters from the Bible. This completely violates their number eight rule: NO Articles on People Who are Too Fictitious.
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50Dairy is ScaryCreate draft, a vegan propaganda video with over 5 million views (found here). It alleges to "explain" the dairy industry. It's filled with gross exaggerations, misrepresentations, outright falsehoods, and occasional grains of truth about how dairy cattle are treated.
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50Felix Steiner,Wikipedia's W.svg Former Waffen-SS commander during WO II. Mostly known for his part during the attack on Berlin in 1945Wikipedia's W.svg. Steiner was arrested as a war criminal but released for lack of evidence, he is missional for his post-war writings of Nazi apologia (all of which are only in German).
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44The First Temptation of ChristWikipedia's W.svg or how Conservative fundie Brazillians decided to boycott a comedic Christmas movie with a change.org petition & throwing Molotov Cocktails towards Portas dos Fundos.
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118Palladium hydrideWikipedia's W.svg is an odd one that can absorb 800~900x its volume in hydrogen.[39] There's a lot of woo behind it including claims that it can be used to make a room-temperature superconductorWikipedia's W.svg or even be useful for cold fusion allowing all those densely packed hydrogen atoms to be smashed together into helium. There are, of course, the usual claims that the price of palladium is being controlled and that the Illuminati are investing in it. I think it needs an article or even one on PalladiumWikipedia's W.svg would be fine, but that's currently a redirect to Category:Elements.
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16April Fools' DayWikipedia's W.svg which is not only relevant to a site devoted to irrationality and its depiction in the media, but a search of RW shows there are a lot of articles here discussing particular April Fools' pranks, such as Ann Coulter, Milton Kleim, Reddit, Monkey typewriter theory, Mandela effect, and more.
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26James Shupe,Wikipedia's W.svg formerly Jamie Shupe, one of the first people to legally identify as non-binary in the US before detransitioning back to male. Nowadays, he is rabidly and-trans on social media.
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12Team TreesWikipedia's W.svg - A campaign started by Youtuber MrBeast to raise $20 million to plant 20 million trees. It's in need of a reality check, as many people don't realise the fact that this would add a whooping 0.0006% to the world's current tree population while we're still cutting down 15 billion each year.
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87With the release of the new Afghanistan PapersWikipedia's W.svg detailing that the feds have been lying us for the past 18 years, maybe an article on them is appropriate?
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66National Socialist Movement in the NetherlandsWikipedia's W.svg is a former Dutch Far-Right party during WO IIWikipedia's W.svg that sided with the Nazi's.
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35Trijicon biblical verses controversy,Wikipedia's W.svg a.k.a. "Jesus rifles" were guns sold by Trijicon with secret bible verses hidden on the scopes. The US Army and Marines were among the purchasers. They'd been doing this since 1981, and it wasn't discovered until 2010 which led to serious questions concerning separation of church and state.
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145Intervention,Wikipedia's W.svg both the general idea and the A&E television series of the same nameWikipedia's W.svg. Tricking someone into treatment under threat of excommunication doesn't sound like the healthiest or most effective route.
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17The WalkAway campaign,Wikipedia's W.svg also styled #WalkAway, is a social media campaign that launched ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections by right-wing grifter Brandon Straka, a hairstylist and failed actor from New York City, in a video released 29th June 2018 entitled #WalkAway - Brandon Straka, "Why I Left The Democrat Party". The campaign's stated goal is to "encourage others to walk away from the "divisive" left, but also take back the narrative from the "liberal" media about what it means to be a conservative in America."
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49Elijah SchafferCreate draft, also known as Slightly Offensive, is an alt-right YouTuber whose entire gimmick is to generalize the left by mocking the far-left. His channel is populated mainly with videos of him asking politically charged questions to people he meets on the street — sometimes until one of them attacks his film crew. He titles his videos somewhat less introspectively: “PUNCHED by ANTIFA” and “Exposing the Sluts,” for example.
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10Other Losses,Wikipedia's W.svg a 1989 book by Canadian James BacqueWikipedia's W.svg about the alleged mistreatment and deliberate mass murder of German prisoners of war by Allied authorities in general and Dwight D. Eisenhower in particular. The book has been mostly condemned as completely baseless, but it still influences some revisionist circles.
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34SaboWikipedia's W.svg is the pseudonym of a politically conservative street artist active based out in Los Angeles, California. He's been active in street art since 1999, though he began to take his activity in the scene more seriously around 2008. Sabo's works have been critical of left-wing politics (and its prominence in the entertainment industry) and the Democratic Party, claiming that "leftism is a mental disorder".
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13A page on the Younger case,Wikipedia's W.svg involving a 7-year old trans girl in Texas named Luna, who's father was just awarded joint custody of.[40]
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54Daniel Di MartinoCreate draft is a Venezuelan-American student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Because he experienced the terrible consequences of socialism firsthand in Venezuela, he's become a conservative and libertarian voice against what he perceives as the rise of socialism in America.
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43Oil pipelineWikipedia's W.svg -- there are over 200,000 miles of these criss-crossing North America, some of which have attracted protests. On the one hand, people hate Big Oil™ and a big leak could be disastrous; on the other hand, petroleum pipelines are generally safer than transport by oil tanker.
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86CantelmoismCreate draft, what appears to be a (dead) "Reddit cult"[41]
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24Katie HillWikipedia's W.svg is an American politician who has recently become a subject of controversy after her ex-husband leaked revenge porn of her.[42]
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17Penile plethysmographWikipedia's W.svg used to detect sexual arousal and in the diagnosis of pedophilia and (formerly) homosexuality. It's mentioned in Pseudopsychology but without a proper explanation of the history, nefarious uses, and whether it has any validity at all.
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23Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial KillerWikipedia's W.svg is a 2018 American drama film based on real-life events about Kermit Gosnell, a physician and abortion provider. It was directed by Nick Searcy and stars former Superman actor Dean Cain. The film was largely criticized for its obvious anti-abortion stance, sensationalistic and sanctimonious storytelling, and comparison of Gosnell to that of George Tiller.
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9Nik & Eva Speakman,Wikipedia's W.svg otherwise known as The Speakmans, are a pair of English former financial advisors and life coaches who're now pretending to be psychologists or psychotherapists, promoting their invention "schema conditioning psychotherapy" through frequent TV appearances, notably on ITV's This Morning. They typically focus on problems such as phobias, often treated in a gimmicky fashion, and make a lot of money in the process.[72] According to their Wikipedia page they once gave a DeLorean car to pedophile politician Cyril Smith, but I'm sure there's nothing dodgy about that.
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10Windrush scandal,Wikipedia's W.svg after whom the Windrush generation are named, a racist UK policy under the present Conservative government involving deportation and other denial of rights to people of African-Caribbean heritage.
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59The Adam and Eve StoryCreate draft, a 1960's book allegedly censored by the Central Intelligence Agency and declassified in 2013, contains pole shift and flood myth/Bible/angels nonsense, as well as some quackery about antigravity and evolution.
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7Hanne Nabintu Herland,Wikipedia's W.svg a Norwegian right-wing/alt-right author who pushes borderline if not outright racist/islamophobic/anti-western conspiracy theories. Also collaberates with Milo Yiannopoulos from time to time. Also has a Youtube channel[43].
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44Epik,Wikipedia's W.svg domain registrar of choice to the far right, although it recently dropped 8chan.[73][74][75] Some explanation in layperson's terms about what it does and who it hosts.
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22Hillsong ChurchWikipedia's W.svg is an Australian megachurch famous for its hipster vibe, multi-platinum house band, and connections to celebrities like Justin Bieber, Chris Pratt, and Kevin Durant. But behind the flashing lights and thick-rimmed glasses is an ultra-conservative church with a dark past.
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69ComicsgateWikipedia's W.svg is a campaign, similar to Gamergate, in opposition to perceived "forced diversity" and progressivism in the content of North American superhero comic books and the kinds of creators who work in the industry. The movement has been described as part of the alt-right movement, and as a harassment campaign, which targets women, people of color, and LGBT individuals in the comic book industry.
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9Hasan PikerWikipedia's W.svg is an entertainment and political journalist known for his explainer videos on The Young Turks that provide detailed analysis on the top news stories of the day.[44]
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15Dr. Jen Gunter,Wikipedia's W.svg a Canadian-born US-based ob/gyn who debunks vaginal woo such as Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop and vagina steaming. Has a bestselling book and TV show.
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91Vitamin CWikipedia's W.svg (and ZincWikipedia's W.svg) people take them when they're sick, but how much does it really help? Currently has a section in Vitamin and mineral supplements, but if Vitamin D has its own article then Vitamin C definitely deserves one.
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50Cancel Culture,Wikipedia's W.svg the latest bogeyman of the anti-SJW crowd. Won't anyone think of the bigots who are facing consequences for the bullshit they spew?
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64TheQuarteringEdit draft is a very popular Anti SJW youtuber. The fact that there is no article on this motherfucker and his multicolored beard is offensive. A draft has been created.
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11Magdalen Berns,Wikipedia's W.svg controversial TERF martyr, transphobe, and SWERF.[76][77] She's also blamed by some for the Scottish Government suspending plans to liberalise rules on gender identity (but I can't find a cite beyond forum posts). But apparently a hero to JK Rowling and Graham Linehan and Mumsnet TERF-circles, and the National Review likes her.[78][79][80]
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13American Conservative UnionWikipedia's W.svg and its CPACWikipedia's W.svg (Conservative Political Action Conference), frequently mentioned in articles but never handled directly. Its leader made the bizarre claim that the alt-right is actually alt-left.
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37Austen "Fleccas" Fletcher is an alt-right youtuber and the host of Fleccas TalksCreate draft featuring interviews at protest rallies from across the political spectrum including conservatives, liberals, and libertarians. Much like Elijah Schaffer, his main gimmick, however, is making anti-Trump protesters look like politically clueless idiots.
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3Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff,Wikipedia's W.svg French television personalities who authored several nonsensical physics/mathematics/quantum woo articles and papers in notable publications in the early 2000's and caused a minor shitstorm in the academia (the similarities to Alan Sokal are obvious)
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12Jussi Halla-aho,Wikipedia's W.svg Finnish blogger and since 2017 the chairman of the far-right Finns Party, has a cult-like following among the Finnish far right (seriously, he is known as The Master among them)
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2Elizabeth Heng,Wikipedia's W.svg a failed California candidate for the House of Representatives who sparked controversy recently over an ad her campaign comparing AOC to the Khmer Rouge[45].
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7Terry Goodkind,Wikipedia's W.svg who's mentioned in fantasy and Ayn Rand. An Objectivist fantasy writer who's been in trouble for the vast amount of rape in his books, but has himself been critical of sexist fantasy art.[81][82] This Reddit thread title sums it up.[83] And here's an article by actual Randians about him.[84]
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127 The Woozle effect,Wikipedia's W.svg aka evidence by citation, where frequent citation elevates a lie or error into the the truth. Something similar is mentioned with respect to Wikipedia at Wikipedia#Circular_reporting, but the Woozle effect is also common in academia where lazy citation of papers can lead to the repetition of untruths.
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80Amazon RainforestWikipedia's W.svg: As there has been a lot of misinformation about this in the media recently, it seems fitting.
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86"BlatherCreate draft is an educational tool that allows users to analyze and pinpoint the accuracy of claims made on social media. This site is meant to help people spot out erroneous logic so that similar arguments will not be made in the future. However, there are a number of factors that make this a difficult task." https://blather.io/
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7Education scienceWikipedia's W.svg in general. From Woo fads like 'Brain Gym' to debates over Rote LearningWikipedia's W.svg vs Active LearningWikipedia's W.svg it seems like there is a lot of ground to cover. If there are any other evidence based educators on here I think we could make a good go of it!
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41HedgewikEdit draft needs a article, if you don’t know, he is a rising star in the Nazi comic world whose art is as good as a preschooler.
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57I'm thinking an article on reframingCreate draft Part of the paradox of tolerance, but deliberately invoked by the bigoted. Like how Christians oppress LGBT people, then turn it around as them being oppressed when we ask them to stop.
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7Derrick JensenWikipedia's W.svg is an anarcho-primitivst in the same vein as John Zerzan, except with a great deal more emphasis on the environment, and arguably a hefty dose of Native Woo (who knows how much of my memory of him has turned to straw...). Worth noting that he heads a movement called Deep Green ResistanceWikipedia's W.svg, which at the very least dismisses the idea of transsexuality, believing that gender is a strictly social construct with no biological basis. Apparently there have been concerns (including from Zerzan?) that it's become a personality cult.
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52PSA SitchCreate draft An anti-SJW YouTuber who recently cracked 100k subscribers. He actually makes some points that deserve response unlike most anti-SJWs who are just in it to troll and mock leftists.
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53Michael BiggsCreate draft, a sociologist at Oxford University who opposes trans rights and claims to defend academic freedom of speech. He has also been caught running a Twitter account which posted a load of transphobic nonsense.[85][86][87] He is becoming one of the leading figures in the UK in the war against trans rights, cited in mainstream media and writing on dubious TERF blogs like Transgender Trend.[88][89][90]
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26A page for Brock Turner,Wikipedia's W.svg maybe? Or maybe about the larger case, not necessarily with his name on it. Or at least a section in an existing article. The case says quite a lot about rape culture and privilege, so it would seem to be on mission.
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80Filibuster in the United States Senate,Wikipedia's W.svg Democratic Presidential candidates have talked about getting rid of it. There also seems to be a lot of confusion on what the filibuster actually is, and when there is confusion deceitful malcontents will be there.
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42Harry Price,Wikipedia's W.svg a British magician and psychic researcher in the early 20th century who debunked several mediums and hauntings, although he still preserved some belief in the possibility of psychic phenomena. He is mentioned in various articles here (e.g. Helen Duncan) but there are lots of stories about his investigations and he deserves his own page as a promoter of rationalism. EDIT: Price was also a sensation-monger of huge proportions who blew up the non-story of Borley RectoryWikipedia's W.svg into the legendary "most haunted house in England."
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22Nathan LarsonWikipedia's W.svg is a politician from Virginia, who has been arrested for threatening the president, supports repealing women's right to vote, is most likely a pedophile, and is an anarcho capitalist, how does he not have a page?
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88Think we ought to have a page for Ivanka TrumpWikipedia's W.svg? There seems to be a fair bit of material to rake her over the coals with, especially her recent epic fail at the G20 summit, trying to hobnob with world leaders who looked like, "WTF is she doing here?"
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57Fuyan pillCreate draft Supposedly a traditional Chinese herbal remedy for gynecological diseases. Sounds like bullshit, but there's very little legitimate information about it, and a search mostly brings up supportive clogs.
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115Get A DripCreate draft/Drip barsCreate draft Get A Drip is a company that offers vitamin-filled IV drips in a clinic in the middle of a shopping centre. They have been in trouble for promising to treat infertility with a drip (it won't work), and doctors have pointed out that a one-time IV won't cure a chronic vitamin deficiency.[91][92] But the woo health press is all over them.[93][94] (I posted something in clogs before they got mainstream press in the UK.) The generic term for this kind of business is a drip bar, and has also received criticism in the US, with the general recommendation that you should just drink fluids.[95]
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11Coleman Livingston Blease,Wikipedia's W.svg a politician and an unrepentant white supremacist who was responsible for making the law that labels undocumented immigrants as criminals.
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34List of Political PartiesWikipedia's W.svg A page to show the political parties of the world and whether pages have been made on them or not.
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40List of ReligionsWikipedia's W.svg It would be nice to have a list of religions and their denominations, especially since it would make ot easy to find which of them haven't had pages written about them yet.
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52WokeWikipedia's W.svg - the current page is a redirect to Feminist glossary but surely now it's more than just a feminist term, and in fact it's well-known enough to have its own subterm "woke-washing" as this article indicates). That should be enough to earn something more than a redirect or dicdef. Note that "woke" is also used by the conspiracy theory crowd to refer to themselves.
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52New Independent Fundamentalist Baptist MovementCreate draft, a loose confederation of venomous hate, sponsor of the anti-LGBT conference Make America Straight Again, whose membership includes noted hate speech maniac Steven Anderson.
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41Philip DeFranco,Wikipedia's W.svg a news commentator and YouTuber who basically goes over current events with a rather centrist tone. There are times, despite meaning well in his commentary, that he can be a useful idiot due to his tendency to attract reactionaries to his fanbase on account of his apologism for right-wingers at times and also adding onto the hysteria on how NYT was supposedly "labeling him far-right" because he popped up in a background of various YouTubers in an article of a young adult who was radicalized by YouTubers.
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17Something around website blocks and bans,Wikipedia's W.svg Shadow banning,Wikipedia's W.svg and similar topics. The alt-right and similar groups are fond of complaining about "ghost banning", "shadow banning", etc, where they're supposedly denied access to different social media sites by stealth, or their posts are mysteriously deprioritized or hidden. An overview of what this means, whether this is actually possible on different sites, etc, would be useful. Wikipedia mentions a conspiracy theory about Twitter shadow banning Republicans.[96]
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130JackalopesWikipedia's W.svg are the elusive horned rabbitsWikipedia's W.svg of the Wild West. They are often said to be a tall tale, although Shope papillomaWikipedia's W.svg is actually quite common among rabbits and may provide an explanation other than taxidermy.
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24A Hat in Time,Wikipedia's W.svg an indie platformer that has seen its fair share of controversies from Jontron to Trans Flags.
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45Otto Strasser,Wikipedia's W.svg Nazi who opposed Hitler, had another brother who did the same thing known as Gregor Strasser. He is known for creating the ideology of Strasserism which is basically some weird form of socialism but with a mix of nationalism (more worthy of actually being called national socialism).
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119WhalesWikipedia's W.svg and specifically whaling,Wikipedia's W.svg which is the subject of some scientific debate (basically the Norwegians and Japanese claim it's incredibly important for science that they kill whales, but nobody else believes them). We have a section on Whaling in Japan (Japan#Whaling) and an article on Whale Wars, but no overview that discusses the science. There is also potential material about whale biology, whale evolution, the keeping of killer whales in parks, conservation, whether whales are more deserving than other animals, and the history of whaling, that may be relevant (see e.g. Oil#Whale oil, and compare Dolphin).
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46Joseph EverettCreate draft, known for his YouTube channel What I've Learned, which has nearly 1 million subscribers and over 64 million video views. Has made videos promoting low-carb dieting for general weight loss, statin denialism, antidepressant denialism, and NoFap. However, he has high production values and claims to be pro-science, so perhaps it can be presumed that he's doing this all in good faith? According to Everett: "This is about connecting the dots, making conclusions and weighing that against modern dogma." Seems like the perfect subject for a RationalWiki article.
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47Inner Peace MovementCreate draft, a 501(c)(3)Wikipedia's W.svg non-profit group founded in 1964 with a trademarked name that has been the subject of court disputes. Their professed mission is to "help people clarify their minds and balance their spiritual direction."
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76Vox (political party),Wikipedia's W.svg Spanish populist far-right party becoming a significant electoral force.
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72Hideki Tojo,Wikipedia's W.svg Japanese prime minister/dictator during World War II and notorious war criminal.
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59The Atheist DelusionCreate draft is a "response to the famous "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins, and the points it makes are very flawed to say the least.
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10Mammon,Wikipedia's W.svg the Hebrew term for money and greed, personified in medieval times as a literal being.
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46EssenceOfThoughtCreate draft is a Youtuber who makes videos defending LGBTQ rights, atheism, secular humanism, and abortion.[46][47][48][49]
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55The Binding of IsaacWikipedia's W.svg Is a 2011 indie game with randomly generated dungeons and over 500+ items. I'm suggesting this one because of the game's criticisms of Religion and the Bible and how the entire thing is somehow a controversy magnet that has avoided any actual controversy.
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17Vampire facialsWikipedia's W.svg (or platelet-rich plasma facials) are the latest beauty craze, apparently involving having blood removed from your body and injected into your face. They're loved by Goop, but Kim Kardashian's was less successful, and they have been linked to 2 cases of HIV transmission in New Mexico.[97][98]
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84Sweatshop,Wikipedia's W.svg a workplace where people are employed for long hours with poor working conditions. This wiki currently only has a brief mention of sweatshops in the Globalization article but there really needs to be an article about sweatshops not just a paragraph.
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126United Constitutional Patriots,Wikipedia's W.svg a right-wing militia group in New Mexico that has been illegally detaining kidnapping immigrants at gunpoint while they are attempting to cross the border. Their felonious leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins was recently arrested by the FBI on firearms charges.[50] There is also an associated Facebook page.[51]
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54GhoulWikipedia's W.svg We already have a page about folklore things, like zombies, vampires, ghosts & aliens. So, why not have one about Ghouls? Wikipedia has one, but seeing that article and their talk page, I think we can safely assume that their shitty NPOV is also at work here and that they literally believe in ghouls (especially if you look at some of those "experts" that claim to have knowledge about these things...)...
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84VeggieTalesWikipedia's W.svg - a Christian Indoctrination program disguised as a children's show.
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132Roanoke colonyWikipedia's W.svg - which has two complementary aspects. Firstly there is the question of what happened to the mysterious lost colony, with various theories and contested "evidence" including the Dare StonesWikipedia's W.svg (now recognised as fakes) and other more recent finds[99][100]. But there's also the importance of Roanoke (and its newborn inhabitant Virginia DareWikipedia's W.svg) for American white nationalism (most obviously VDARE but it extends way beyond it - the article Pocahontas mentions crazy theories that Pocahontas was descended from VD which relate to the whole system behind segregation); Andrew Lawler wrote a book on it[101]).
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27Stochastic terrorismWikipedia's W.svg and/or Lone wolfWikipedia's W.svg - terms used to describe terrorist attacks carried by by an individual but inspired by extremist groups and public figures. It started with Daesh but has horseshoed over to the far right.
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10Renaud Camus,Wikipedia's W.svg a gay French writer who is partially known for his connection to the racist "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory... a theory that helped in motivating the man behind the Christchurch terrorist attacks. His name redirects to an article on the aforementioned great replacement theory, but he should probably have his own article.
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18Rosa LuxemburgWikipedia's W.svg: Polish revolutionary socialist who had a large impact on history. She's the most well-known female socialist theorist. I'm surprised there isn't already an article on her.
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3Thilo SarrazinWikipedia's W.svg: prominent German anti-immigrant and anti-muslim author and politician (member of the left-wing SPD), probably best known for his book Germany Abolishes ItselfWikipedia's W.svg.
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44Forum for DemocracyWikipedia's W.svg: Thierry Baudet's anti-immigration, anti-multicultural, anti-Islam, and anti-EU party. A draft can be started here.
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47Thierry BaudetWikipedia's W.svg: A Dutch populist euroskeptic who leads the Forum for Democracy, that recently won the majority vote in the Dutch provincial elections and is expected to win the majority in the Dutch Senate in May. Apparently is liked by the Dutch alt-right.[52] A draft can be started here.
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881080;Wikipedia's W.svg pesticide used to control invasive species in New Zealand and save NZ's native wildlife. Subject of all sorts of ridiculous crazy conspiracy nonsense akin to anti-vaxx nonsense. See Wikipedia and http://www.1080facts.co.nz/
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84Overtoun BridgeWikipedia's W.svg, the "dog suicide bridge"[102], a bridge in Scotland where lots of dogs reportedly commit suicide by jumping off the side. This has got press attention for a while, with some blaming supernatural influences and others suggesting bizarre canine-psychological factors.
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110SteviaWikipedia's W.svg currently has a one-line reference under Sweetener, but probably deserves more due to how common it is in food products currently. A traditional sweetener containing various sweet-tasting extracts that can be extracted easily just by boiling the leaves, stevia is incredibly marketable under the Naturalistic fallacy despite the fact that commercial stevia-based sweeteners are standardised extract concentrations made in labs. There is some fear it causes cancer (it doesn't unless you're eating a terrifying amount of it), some enthusiasm that it can help manage diabetic sugar cravings and people trying to lose weight (which, used sensibly as a substitute for sugar and not as a magical potion, it does), and a few weirdos convinced that it can cure cancer, cure depression, and provide infinite energy to earth from "cold fission".
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-3The Wizard of OzWikipedia's W.svg books by L. Frank BaumWikipedia's W.svg and the films thereof, which have a lot of people trying to guess allegorical meanings (many with RW-relevant themes, from Rosicrucianism to the Gold standard), and inspired a lot of urban legends.
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86HotepWikipedia's W.svg or Hotep movement; a sexist and conspiratorial version of black nationalism, mixed with standard Afrocentric woo about ancient Egypt.
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9Jeanine Pirro,Wikipedia's W.svg a Fox News host who's spent nearly her entire career in some sort of controversy over one of her rants. A draft has been created at Draft:Jeanine Pirro.
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39Captain MarvelWikipedia's W.svg is a movie that somehow managed to attract the outrage of conservatives, MRAs, Gamergaters, and alt-righters who didn't even watch it. (And which, at the same time, Marvel marketed as though it were the first movie to feature a strong female character evar.)
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27Puzzle in a ThunderstormCreate draft, the guys behind three (and a half) rational podcasts including The Scathing Atheist, the Skepticrat, God Awful Movies and half of Citation Needed.
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20An Open SecretWikipedia's W.svg is a 2015 documentary covering the child sex abuses at the Digital Entertainment Network, notable for its troubled production and lack of a theatrical release. Since then, producers Gabe Hoffman and Matt Valentinas have had no contact with director Amy Berg and have been actively tweeting from the film's Twitter account. They have taken a sensationalist approach, frequently tweeting news about pedophiles and "the evil liberal media" protecting them, associating with far-right figures such as Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich, including support for Donald Trump.
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19Lindsay ShepherdWikipedia's W.svg is a professional victim[53] and alt-right grifter[54] who rejects indigenous land acknowledgements[55] and sympathizes with white nationalism[56]
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43Libb ThimsCreate draft is an engineer from Chicago and creator of eoht.info, an encyclopedia of "human thermodynamics".
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18Tom Cotton,Wikipedia's W.svg Junior senator from Arkansas, possible future President, and a definite scumbag. A draft has been created at here.
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14Christine WeickWikipedia's W.svg: Fundamentalist Christian who opposes same-sex marriage and protested against Muslims. She also claimed that Monster Energy depicts the Number of the Beast.
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60Girl DefinedCreate draft, a pair of right-wing evangelical Christian youtubers who make videos marketed heavily towards tween and teen girls.
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74Nicolás MaduroWikipedia's W.svg: 46th president and dictator of Venezuela since 2013.
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0Ethan Van Sciver,Wikipedia's W.svg an American comic book artist known for illustrating and/or drawing covers primarily for DC and Marvel. Van Sciver has recently revealed himself to be an alt-right scumbag by becoming a central figure in the recent Comicsgate campaign, a campaign spearheaded by misogynistic, racist and anti-LGBTQI+ bigots who are butthurt about the idea of members of those communities being fairly and equally represented in the comic book medium. Comicsgate is essentially Gamergate but for comics instead of games, it's a campaign created by and for the Alt-right.
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53Debbie HaytonCreate draft a trans woman who seems to spend a good chunk of her time concern trolling and spouting terf-esque arguments online and apparently calls the declaration of trans women being women to be "Orwellian thinking"[57]. Arguably an older, British version of Blaire White.
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15Debra SohWikipedia's W.svg is a useful idiot who advocates for conversion therapy for transgender children and accuses transgender activism of homophobia.
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8NewsGuard,Wikipedia's W.svg a fact-checking service recently integrated into Microsoft's Edge browser. While this has provided some hilarity[103], there are also concerns over whether it's a good idea to integrate this functionality into browsers with the attendant capacity for censorship and privacy violation. There are specific concerns about NewsGuard: its board has links to the CIA and George W. Bush administration, and don't all have a good record when it comes to factual accuracy, and its business model and funding are unclear.[104] But overall: good or bad?
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56Kurt SchlichterCreate draft Townhall columnist and general right-wing nut who's notorious for his rabidly pro-Trump stance and... interesting commentary on many issues.
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6Nicholas SandmannWikipedia's W.svg is a Trump supporter who has recently attracted controversy for harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran with the help of his fellow Trump-supporting high school classmates at a March for Life rally. His mother blamed black Muslims for his deplorable behavior.
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12The Skwawkbox,Wikipedia's W.svg a British left-wing news blog noted for conspiracy theories (e.g. on the Grenfell Tower fire) and a lot of bias.[105] It's also had issues with press regulators.[106][107]
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48KukuruyoCreate draft is the artist of one of the most infamous pro-Gamergate comic series.
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57Zinnia JonesCreate draft is an Orlando trans activist and science writer.
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9Population Research InstituteWikipedia's W.svg (PRI), an American pro-life organization dedicated to debunking the "myth of overpopulation". An offshoot of the pro-life Human Life International (became independent in the 1990s), the PRI has campaigned successfully to withhold funding to organizations such as Planned Parenthood and UNFPA. Also published articles linking homosexuality to AIDS, a 2-in-1 conspiracy story about China and Planned Parenthood and denying anthropogenic climate change. And that's not all.
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41Jade face rollersCreate draft it's the newest pseudoscience. [108]
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98Lip readingWikipedia's W.svg - not so much the practice as used in conversation by deaf people, as the tendency of the media to get lip-readers to reconstruct private conversations (e.g. [109][110]). How accurate is it? Probably not very. There's also a joke/meme of publishing intentionally bad lip readings of political speeches, events, etc, which may or may not be worth covering (probably not, to be honest).
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22Silver Legion of America,Wikipedia's W.svg popularly called the Silver Shirts, a 1930s American fascist organisation founded by William Dudley Pelley.Wikipedia's W.svg They were modeled on the Nazis, and were antisemitic and white supremacists. But they also had weird religious beliefs, calling for a theocracy and having links to theosophical groups (many joined the "I AM" Movement or other Great White Brotherhood-related groups).
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20Religious education,Wikipedia's W.svg in British schools (and possibly elsewhere if relevant): for decades, RE has been taught as a subject with a broadly Christian basis in British schools (today a variety of faiths are taught, and there is discussion of wider issues around spirituality and religion, but the focus is still on Christianity), often one of the few or only compulsory subjects children must study.[111][112] It would be interesting to have a history of the way it has been taught in the various British nations, and arguments for and against it as a subject.
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19The Parable of the talents or minas,Wikipedia's W.svg is - according to the Gospels of Matthew & Luke - a story told by Jeebus about how maximising profits was virtuous. For the Christian right the parable serves as an ideological & moral justification for the advancement of right-wing economics (tax cuts for the rich etc.). Could also be a sub-topic under Prosperity gospel.
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72 #ThotPatrolCreate draft, also known as "#ThotAudit" is a campaign led by incels trying/threatening to report Snapchat and Instagram cam girls to the IRS.[58] Unsurprisingly, many of the ThotPatrollers are trying to claim that #ThotPatrol is ACKCHYUALLY about ethics in taxation, indicating that the movement is nothing more than a reincarnation of Gamergate.
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64Jacobin (magazine),Wikipedia's W.svg an increasingly influential and popular socialist magazine, and unofficial publication of the DSA.
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12The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single MarketWikipedia's W.svg is a controversial proposed EU directive best known for two parts of it: Article 11, which grants publishers the rights to usage of their articles et al. by ISSPs and which has been nicknamed a 'link tax', and Article 13, which gives the responsibility of removing copyrighted works to ISSPs and which has received the epithet of a 'meme ban'. It is supported by, among others, the music industry and the British Labour Party. Opponents include several Silicon Valley companies, such as Google, YouTube and Facebook, as well as several famous Internet figures, like Jimmy WalesWikipedia's W.svg and Tim Berners-Lee.Wikipedia's W.svg
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69Late-stage Capitalism.Wikipedia's W.svg Maybe not the academic term but the colloquial term of profits before people.
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76InterpolWikipedia's W.svg — the international police agency. China possibly forced the former president of Interpol into resigning. Russia almost got its man appointed to be the new head. China, Russia and other states have used Interpol to harass political dissidents contrary to Interpol's rules. The predecessor to Interpol was headed by three different class-A Nazi war criminals.
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23Ron DeSantis,Wikipedia's W.svg insane far-right governor-elect of Florida, who bears a striking similarity to Trump.
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72Pussy Church of Modern WitchcraftCreate draft, a church run by TERFs.
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17The term cotton ceilingWikipedia's W.svg refers to the difficulty trans people experience when seeking lesbian and gay relationships, and in lesbian and gay social spaces more generally.
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15Bret StephensWikipedia's W.svg: One of the most notable Never Trumpers, and a right-wing hack if there ever was one.
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103Skunk apeWikipedia's W.svg could have its own article or even be a section of the Bigfoot article. Also, the Orang PendekWikipedia's W.svg is a similar biped from Indonesia whose fur is orange resembling an orangutan.
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12Andrew CuomoWikipedia's W.svg: He has 8 years of governing experience and will probably run for President next year, we should document his tenure.
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639/11 Truth Action ProjectCreate draft: Another 9/11 group that wants the truth about the inside jobby-job. their website. An observation made by someone from the ISF And according to that post, it would seem that the leader of this "movement", is a guy called David Fura.
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48JobbikWikipedia's W.svg: our article on Viktor Orban mentions them a lot and there's certainly a lot to talk about with them.
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11Harvard UniversityWikipedia's W.svg is a university that has recently been accused of discriminating against Asian-Americans.[59]
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64Chepo TeamCreate draft is a propaganda comic written by a fiercely right-wing and pro-Trump author that is about fictional Hispanics who are fiercely conservative and spout the same right-wing rhetoric that Trump and other Republicans do. The author also owns two accounts on facebook which are named after the comic that both use a copy-and-paste message that immediately begins with an appeal to identity (showing no proof that he/she is Hispanic) to make wildly inaccurate claims and generalizations about leftists, along with praising other far-right figures and pro-right meme posting.
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88Doctor WhoWikipedia's W.svg Arguably the most popular science fiction program in the world. Numerous scientists have commented on the possibility of the various technologies addressed, though seemingly not hard science advocate Richard Dawkins, despite being married to actress Lalla WardWikipedia's W.svg who played Time Lady Romana. [113] It would be worth including a discussion of the actual educational merits of the show which began as a BBC children's program, and whether or not it promotes harmful science woo doing harm to the young as the Chinese government alleges all time travel fiction does. [techland.time.com/2011/04/13/china-decides-to-ban-time-travel/] There are bound to be homophobes complaining about the latest companion being gay. [114] As of 2018, Doctor Who is now a woman.[60]
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89ComicsGateWikipedia's W.svg is a political movement by the alt-right whose goal is to ‘combat SJW control of popular media’. Given their reminiscence of GamerGate in terms of tactics, their excessive focus on Marvel's new Iron Man Riri WilliamsWikipedia's W.svg, and how the group acted as a catalyst in the firing of Chuck WendigWikipedia's W.svg, then this article should become a priority.
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72Boogie2988,Wikipedia's W.svg Youtuber who thinks gay marriage shouldn’t be legal until 20 years from now in order to prevent gay people from being murdered for being gay.[61] He has also argued that some good came out of the Holocaust, using the Nazis murdering Anne Frank as an example of said "good".[62] It makes no sense to us either.
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133Time for lulz: Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.Wikipedia's W.svg This is an organisation led by 9/11 Truther Richard Gage. His website.
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12314 ActionWikipedia's W.svg is a nonprofit political action committee that seeks to elect scientists in the United States. The mission of 314 Action is to connect people with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math to the skills and funding needed for a successful political campaign.
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119Activated charcoalWikipedia's W.svg - the newest fad involving ingesting and brushing your teeth with burnt wood.
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14Philadelphia pride flagWikipedia's W.svg [115] - this version of the LGBTQ pride flag includes a black and brown stripe intended to represent inclusion of LGBTQ people of color. It experienced controversy as some considered it more divisive than unifying, and in response some have argued that opposition to the flag is racist.
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53The Party of Reason and ProgressCreate draft (PORP) is an non-profit organization dedicated to promoting reason and empirically sound decision-making in modern politics. Their mission is to implement effective and rational policies through educating the general public and supporting reasonable and logical public officials and initiatives.
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74Transgender TrendCreate draft a British anti-Transgender group that wants to circulate anti-trans material in schools.
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74Hurricane Maria,Wikipedia's W.svg since we have Hurricane Katrina as an article, which criticizes the government for its response before and after the storm, then we might as well make one for Maria for Trump's poor response,[63] his attacks on San Juan's mayor, Carmen Yulin CruzWikipedia's W.svg, and his excuses and lies about the death toll[64] by claiming that democrats are saying it "to make him look bad"[65] along with right-wing media defending him.[66][67][68][69]
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58Chanty BinxCreate draft, also known as Big Red, is a Toronto resident who gained notoriety online after appearing in a video in which she aggressively promotes feminism while arguing against men's rights activists at an event in Toronto, Canada. After the video was released, Chanty was subsequently turned into a meme and was given the name "Big Red." Anti-feminists (especially those on YouTube) frequently use her video as an example to "prove" why modern feminism is stupid.
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39Shiva AyyaduraiWikipedia's W.svg is a man running for US Senate against Elizabeth Warren.[70] He is most notable for falsely claiming to be the “inventor of email”.[71] He also assaulted his girlfriend and tried to stab a police officer with a pen while resisting arrest.[72] And he pretended to be black.[73] Did I mention that he is also an anti-GMO activist who is willing to pay people $10 million if they can prove that GMOs are safe?[74] Unsurprisingly, he is also a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.[75]
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37Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria,Wikipedia's W.svg a "syndrome" made up by TERFs to lure in transphobic parents upset that their kids came out trans. Currently a two-sentence redirect, but there's a pile of bad science involved.
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4 Jacinda Ardern,Wikipedia's W.svg incumbent Prime Minister of New Zealand.
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77Something about pedometerWikipedia's W.svg/Fitbits,Wikipedia's W.svg steps per day targets, or similar. There's a lot of scientific debate about whether walking 10000 steps per day is necessarily good for you and the 10,000 target seems to be an arbitrary figure somebody just made up one day.[116][117][118] On the other hand, walking more is probably good for you.
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11The Canary,Wikipedia's W.svg a pro-Jeremy Corbyn British news/campaigning website. It's associated by some with a fake news perspective, pushing endless biased reporting, and also criticised for its sometimes toxic tone (including attacks on the BBC). So is it the left-wing Breitbart or a legitimate news source?
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14The Love That Dares to Speak Its NameWikipedia's W.svg by James KirkupWikipedia's W.svg, a 1976 poem about Jesus having gay sex with a Roman soldier. It was the last work to be subject of a successful blasphemy prosecution in England, brought against Gay News Ltd and editor Denis Lemon. The case was appealed through the full range of appeal courts up to Europe, the conviction being upheld at each stage, Lemon receiving a suspended sentence. There is debate over whether the poem was any good (or was some kind of proto-Chuck Tingle).
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49MomoWikipedia's W.svg is a fictional creature in the vein of Slender Man which people pretend to be, then they contact children and teenagers (typically via WhatsApp) to make them do dangerous things like self-harm, doxxing, and hurting their family members under threat of curses, being attacked by the disturbing-looking creature, etc. It has caused at least one death.
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46Peter SageCreate draft is just another snake-oil salesman peddling woo. Apparently "serial-entrepreneur" is the new term for con-artist.
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14Prevention Project DunkelfeldWikipedia's W.svg is an effort founded in Germany to provide clinical and support services to individuals who are sexually attracted to children (pedophiles and hebephiles) and want help controlling their sexual urges, but are otherwise unknown to the legal authorities.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevention_Project_Dunkelfeld
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47Reader request: "I'm wondering if Bronze Age PervertCreate draft might deserve an entry? He has gained vast popularity in the alt-right and similar circles lastly. His book has sold very well and he seems to be something of an ideologue for them"
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8Peter NavarroWikipedia's W.svg is one of Donald Trump's main trade advisors and largely thought of as a crank in economics. In his own words he "provide[s] the underlying analytics that confirm [Trump's] intuition [on trade]. And his intuition is always right in these matters."
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61Dr ShaymCreate draft is a youtuber, antifeminst, and critic of "SJWs." He is quite popular with nearly 450k subcribers.
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31BlacKkKlansmanWikipedia's W.svg is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Spike Lee. The film is based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. Set in 1972 Colorado Springs, the plot follows Stallworth, the first African-American detective to join the Colorado Springs Police Department, who sets out to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The film uses this historical event to offer a trenchant commentary on current events coinciding with the one year anniversary of Unite the Right and the death of Heather Heyer. The film received acclaim from critics, with many praising the performances and timely themes, as well as noting it as a return to form for Lee.
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145ADIFOCreate draft (All DIrections Flying Object) is a Romanian company which has developed a VTOLWikipedia's W.svg (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft resembling a flying saucer that is able to fly in all directions having the same aerodynamic characteristics in each direction. The aircraft has a unique configuration as a circular shape, and the fuselage is also the wing.[119] The aerodynamic body is axially-symmetric and is obtained by rotating a bidirectional Dolphin airfoilWikipedia's W.svg around the axis perpendicular on the middle of the chord line. An ADIFO platform was tested at low speeds in a wind tunnel providing high lift/drag ratio as well as a wide range of useful incidence angles, even over 60 degrees. The aerodynamic center is located near the middle of the chord line near the body gravity center. The aerodynamic load is distributed relatively evenly along the body surface and has no stagnation point. During transonic flightWikipedia's W.svg the body does not generate any shockwave on the surface, and no sonic boom is generated. There are low vibrations, low aerodynamic noise, and low heating at high speeds. In transonic flight the drag is drastically reduced compared to existing airfoils which ensures very high fuel-efficiency at transonic and supersonic speeds. Moreover, the center of pressure remains close to the center of symmetry, meaning no jump of pitching moment, and insignificant roll and yaw moments. Also, there are no lift fluctuations, so in conclusion this will mean a smooth transition from subsonic to supersonic flight! Video here
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144The Kyshtym dwarfWikipedia's W.svg or Aleshenka / Alyoshenka was a small humanoid body found near Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.[76] According to genetic experts at the Moscow Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, DNA analysis of the clothes Alyoshenka was wrapped in revealed evidence that his DNA was of unknown origin. It was also tested for radiation, but did not show high radiation levels.[77][78]
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130Bisphenol A,Wikipedia's W.svg also known as BPA. Harmful to developing fetuses? Causing widespread infertility in adults? Or just the latest public health scare?
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144TR-3 Black MantaWikipedia's W.svg/TR-3B, alleged to be top secret US government stealth planes, beloved by conspiracy theorists.[120][121][122] Connected by some with black triangle UFO sightings. Or maybe they don't exist.
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125Lost Ship of the Desert,Wikipedia's W.svg a legend about a ship stranded in the Sonoran Desert (or sometimes Mojave Desert), generally said to be in southern California or possibly Mexico. Probably Spanish, maybe pirates, but also claimed to be Viking, or crewed by lost Israelites. There is a rumored treasure, and various wacky people are still hunting for it.[123][124][125][126][127][128] It's the intersection of several myths: Pre-Columbian contact theories, legends from the American West about lost gold mines[129], and entrepreneurs worldwide promoting rumored shipwrecks laden with unimaginable treasure.
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129Prevent,Wikipedia's W.svg the British government's anti-extremism strategy[130] founded under Tony Blair in 2003 but reviewed under David Cameron/Theresa May in 2011[131] and still active, initially founded primarily to combat radical Islamism, but also involved with countering the far right[132], and radical environmentalism[133]. There are concerns about freedom of speech.[134][135]
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144HuaweiWikipedia's W.svg and ZTE,Wikipedia's W.svg two popular smartphone manufacturers from China which made the headlines after being subject to accusations of spying and being a national security threat by the US government. Such claims have in turn been accused of being protectionism masked as security concerns.
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134Eye color,Wikipedia's W.svg specifically changing eye color that some claim correlates with their mood, weather, fatigue, or aging. I've also seen several versions of this eye color chart which does not accurately portray how Punnett squaresWikipedia's W.svg really work[79] and could potentially lead some to falsely believe that infidelity has occurred. This could be its own article about eye colors or even just a new section added to the already existing eye article.
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1375-HTP,Wikipedia's W.svg a supplement commonly advertised as a treatment for everything from depression to migraines to OCD by increasing serum levels of serotonin. Regardless of whether it works for these maladies it can be dangerous to take without taking CarbidopaWikipedia's W.svg alongside to regulate it, because too much peripheral serotonin can damage the heart.
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149FunVaxCreate draft, short for "Fundamentalist Vaccine", is the vaccine for religious fundamentalism described in a video allegedly leaked from the Pentagon[80] and later sensationalized popularized by Natural News.[81] It works by using a viral vector that inhibits/decreases the expression of the VMAT2Wikipedia's W.svg gene[82] which has also been referred to as the "God gene".Wikipedia's W.svg[83] A copy of the final report can be found here.
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126Atrazine,Wikipedia's W.svg the pesticide chemical that turns frogs gay, and Tyrone Hayes,Wikipedia's W.svg the scientist who discovered this. He now runs a website: http://atrazinelovers.com
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149The Crystal GridCreate draft: a woo-tastic website.[136]. Besides trying to build worldwide network of crystals, they've got a bogus cell phone radiation blocker.[137]
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132Earthquake lights.Wikipedia's W.svg A somewhat-mysterious phenomenon linked with earthquakes and reportedly sometimes confused for UFOs (see also ball lightning). Wikipedia is vague.
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132Solar RoadwaysWikipedia's W.svg is a crowdfunded, startup company which is trying to replace all asphalt pavements with solar panels which will power embedded LEDs that will melt snow and light up roads. This idea is entirely, scientifically flawed and unfeasible; Thunderf00t does a good job explaining why this idea isn't even efficient.[138][139]
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125Powdered alcoholWikipedia's W.svg or Palcohol is the newest moral panic drug that has been banned in several states and was subject to a moral panic after the FDA determined the non-alcoholic ingredients were safe for consumption. It is mostly an ineffective way to get drunk, but that hasn't stop people from believing it will get you drunk instantly or that it can be used to smuggle alcohol into public places. [140] (Another Thunderf00t video)
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127The Great DictatorWikipedia's W.svg is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and Nazi Germany.
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134Aluminum'sWikipedia's W.svg connection (or lack of) to Alzheimer's and other maladies.
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148Apparently we don't have an article on Rosa ParksWikipedia's W.svg? There should be one if only to account for all the idiots whining that they're being just like her by breaking the law to promote their bigotry and stupidity. Would that be called the "Parks Gambit", similar to the Galileo Gambit?
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146Thorium-based nuclear powerWikipedia's W.svg A lot of crap surrounding the thorium powered reactor in pop sci magazines, a lot of it debunked by thunderf00t.
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136OPECWikipedia's W.svg
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134We should create an article on the subject of a surveillance stateWikipedia's W.svg since it has become an ever growing reality with the passage of the PATRIOT ACT, various NSA programs, FBI biometrics database, the FBI spying on Occupy and BLM, Five EyesWikipedia's W.svg program, Canada's spying bills, etc.
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134VoatWikipedia's W.svg Voat.co is the libertarian's answer to the recent censorship and bannings over at Reddit during the last few months. Instead of being all gestapo about free speech, it just lets people incite racial violence and other lovely things like that. It's home to such lovely rascals like "race realists", proud racists, Islamophobes (especially as of late), Nazis, Holocaust deniers, antisemites, and transphobics among many, many other brands of moron. They did remove the actual child porn. The site itself is fairly alright, but the vocal community is anger-inducing. Have fun frothing from the mouth with rage studying these idiots in their natural habitat.
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143Allen Ginsberg,Wikipedia's W.svg a beatnik, commie, homosexual, marijuana enthusiast, and an overall very liberal icon. I'm genuinely surprised that he doesn't have a RationalWiki page yet (see the Wikipedia article for a startWikipedia's W.svg).
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134Something along the lines of Found footageWikipedia's W.svg/Hidden Footage? It's a classic method Paranormal believers and conspiracy nuts alike are prone to resorting to as an easy way to fool the more Gullible on the Internet, whether it be a high-budget film or a grainy video inside a Freemason Lodge, and claiming said footage as proof for whatever crank belief/conspiracy they have.
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134Brilliant Light Power,Wikipedia's W.svg formerly Blacklight Power, another physics-defying startup that claims to be able to burn water by knocking hydrogen into a state below the ground state. Amazed writeup here, the crackpot paper it springs from. Noteworthy because it's soaked up millions in venture capital over a couple of decades for something that literally defies physics. Quantum physics is all wrong, energy from water, guy with an MD came up with it, $100M from investors despite every scientific authority from DoE secretary Nobel Prize winner to American Physics Society spokesman denouncing it, etc. That there is no RationalWiki article about it is less believable. See [141]
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134uBeam:Wikipedia's W.svg a physics-defying startup whose big idea is to transmit power by ultrasonic sound. If you do the numbers you'll see that this would require power levels that would not just deafen everyone in the vicinity, but be such that air starts going nonlinear. Site, breathless press [142][143][144] Any bored physicists in the house?
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147Alexander Shulgin.Wikipedia's W.svg Author of Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved and godfather of psychedelics. Missional to the degree that he made claims about the effects and usefulness of chemicals outside the pharmaceutical industry and currently accepted medical practice.
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137Bounty Hunters.Wikipedia's W.svg No, I'm not talking about the ones from Star Wars, but real life ones, such as bail recovery agents. Learned about this one after watching this episode of John Oliver (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS5mwymTIJU)
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131Non-Celiac Gluten SensitivityWikipedia's W.svg (NCGS), which is likely to not exist at all and has been used to justify Gluten-free fad diets.
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130Applied ZoopharmacognosyWikipedia's W.svg - "Applied Zoopharmacognosy enables self-medicative behaviour in domesticated or captive animals by offering plant extracts that would contain the same, or similar constituents to those found in an animal’s natural environment. The practice encourages and allows an animal to guide its own health, since unlike their wild counterparts, captive and domesticated animals rarely have the opportunity to forage on medical plants. The extracts offered include a variety of essential oils, absolutes, plant extracts, macerated oils, tubers, clays, algae, seaweeds and minerals. Once the animal has selected its remedy, it will then guide the session by inhaling it, taking it orally, or by rubbing a part of its body into it." Basically animal abuse with woo. (Quote from http://www.ingraham.co.uk/.)
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131Pesticide.Wikipedia's W.svg Someone made User:Tweenk/Pesticide residue, which is relevant.
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131Processed food.Wikipedia's W.svg Also something that will kill you. (Or save you. [145])
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132PlasticWikipedia's W.svg or Plastic pollution.Wikipedia's W.svg[146] The subject of a lot of environmentalist scare stories.[147][148][149] But are they justified? What can be done? Are plastic bag taxes and plastic bottle deposit schemes useful or just window dressing?
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149Street light interferenceWikipedia's W.svg of the human variety, aka SLIders (not the TV show). A way some woomongers make themselves feel special. The Wikipedia article is pretty good, if understated.
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149change.orgWikipedia's W.svg We have ePetitions, why not this?
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127VrilWikipedia's W.svg- holy shit, we don't have a page on this?
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149Electronic pickpocketing:Wikipedia's W.svg I keep hearing ads for wallets designed to protect against this. Any legitimacy? (There is a possibility to skim contactless/NFC cards, but you sure as hell don't need to buy a $80 wallet when a fetching tinfoil hat does the same job. Feel free to repurpose that blog post. We need a good title for this article.)
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126Lamaze,Wikipedia's W.svg a natural childbirth technique.
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129AIPAC.Wikipedia's W.svg It's a lobbying group and pro-Israel, so it's basically a giant magnet for conspiracy theories.
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140TDP lampCreate draft aka biolamp (a reader request), with wooish claims of the magickal powers of far-infrared - the Wikipedia article is noticeably lacking in critique. Perhaps the wooish side of infrared in general.
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138The Rife machineWikipedia's W.svg uses electricity in an attempt to treat cancer, Lyme disease, and other diseases. It went out of favor for awhile and has now been revived. Even Andrew Weil says they don't work.[150]
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134Fight The New Drug,Wikipedia's W.svg an organization dedicated to teaching the ills of pornography as well as treating addiction to porn using all the wrong methods. Full of Mormons and with some direct LDS Church support.
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141David Rockefeller,Wikipedia's W.svg a pundit whose speeches are constantly quote mined for conspiracies.
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131The hygiene hypothesisWikipedia's W.svg of child cleanliness and immune systems, e.g. [151]. There's a short section in food allergy.
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142Fake conferenceCreate draft or scam conferenceCreate draft - the sort where there's no real scientific conference, just a lot of people's money being taken. Will accept SCIgenned papers.
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134SCIgen,Wikipedia's W.svg the fake paper generator used to test scam conferences and predatory journals.
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127Disease mongeringWikipedia's W.svg - There should really be an article on this IMHO. Wikipedia.
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139The RockefellerWikipedia's W.svgs/Rockefeller Foundation.Wikipedia's W.svg They're as much a magnet for conspiracy whackjobs as the Rothschilds. One story, popular among paranoid anti-feminists, is that they started feminism so that women would eventually be allowed to have jobs and thus be taxable.
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150The Cult Awareness NetworkWikipedia's W.svg (CAN), aka Old Cult Awareness Network (Old CAN), an anti-cult group, and its doppelganger, the New Cult Awareness NetworkWikipedia's W.svg (New CAN), a Scientology-controlled fake anti-cult front group. (See: wp:Cult Awareness Network and wp:New Cult Awareness Network.)
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129The Fort Hood shootingWikipedia's W.svg is now getting coverage because wingnuts believe Obama the FBI has a double standard for "not treating it as a terrorist act."
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136BP.Wikipedia's W.svg Why?
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142ACTA,Wikipedia's W.svg or put an area for it in the SOPA article.
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131The Vega testWikipedia's W.svg or Vega machineWikipedia's W.svg[152][153][154], by reader request.
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146Zuma,Wikipedia's W.svg the Pentagon satellite recently launched by SpaceX. Right now, it seems like it simply failed. However, that conclusions hurts not only the pride in US military and technology, but also the faith of myriad geeks in SpaceX and Elon Musk. This heady mix resulted in many theories that the failure was a false flag, it's working fine because it's stealth and it's actually meant to counter North Korean EMPs.
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129Let's continue on with our liberal boogeypersons: Rosie O'Donnell.Wikipedia's W.svg
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130Roseanne BarrWikipedia's W.svg — TV star, Trump supporter, and multiple conspiracy theory believer.[155][156]
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136Project AvalonWikipedia's W.svg - http://projectavalon.net/, also have a look at their forum
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126Al-Anon,Wikipedia's W.svg because people seem to think they are owned by the Co$ in the same way that Narconon is. Al-Anon and Nar-AnonWikipedia's W.svg are twelve step programs for the friends and families of those affected by addiction and are associated with Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, respectively.
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129Crowdfunding,Wikipedia's W.svg from Kickstarter to Indiegogo and the even smaller sites. How many quacks gain support and apparent legitimacy for their books or "documentaries" through these means?
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144Occupy DemocratsWikipedia's W.svg An extreme left-wing series of websites with an abysmal fact-checking record and Breitbart style spin according to MBFC, Politifact, and Snopes.
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134John Bolton,Wikipedia's W.svg future Trump train casualty, arch-conservative wingnut, chicken hawk extraordinaire, deserves to be mocked for a long, long time.
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130Hunting and ConservationWikipedia's W.svg; an article discussing how trophy hunting is being used to provide conservation in Africa by creating economic incentives for conservation over vast areas, including areas which may be unsuitable for alternative wildlife-based land uses such as photographic ecotourism. Arguments for and against should be used.
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150International Monetary Fund.Wikipedia's W.svg I think most people will know about this transnational organization, hated by both libertarians for pushing down the throat Keynesian ideas (Keynes had much to see with it in the post-war years) and leftists for the economic policies pushed by them in those countries that received their bailouts (ask Greece even if the European Central Bank and the European Comission pushed the same ideas, as well as some LatAm countries during the '70s) and some of whose presidents have been involved in scandals, even if unrelated to this organization (ask Rodrigo Rato, Strauss-Kahn, or Christine Lagarde)
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145HmolpediaCreate draft — Supposedly there is a common trait among people of IQ over 200 (e.g. Goethe: 225), like the writer of this huge site and related tomes, which makes them understand some very complex phenomenon which is called human thermodynamics explaining everything, most importantly love and it relieves them of the pains of using excel spreadsheets to find the best mate out of 19 girlfriends; however Goethe’s testimonial is missing.
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143Meether ConceptCreate draft - cosmological pseudoscience that is currently being spread through Quora by its author a guy who just happened to recently discover it, Lou Liu, at a rate of ~2 posts a day. Begins with a reasonable-sounding explanation of the Big Bang, and progresses into outright batshit. "our soul and our Set Meether are one and the same. When our Set Meether pressure drops to zero, it loses its control over our body and our life ends. ImMeether will then vanish as our body decomposes."
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131Uranium One conspiracy theoryWikipedia's W.svgAnother conspiracy against Hillary Clinton
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129Central limit theorem.Wikipedia's W.svg The central limit theorem states that if you aggregate enough random variables, you find its sum within a normal distribution. According to FiveThirtyEight, the central limit theorem plays a key role in mathematical "proofs" of God's existence. fivethirtyeight on the subject
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142Uplifting,Wikipedia's W.svg the process of a sentient species enhancing the intelligence of another species with transhumanist sci-fi technologies. Eliezer Yudkowsky of Less Wrong writes on the topic. Many believers in UFOs are hoping that space aliens will eventually grant us such a boon. It would compliment the page for Cybernetic revolt and could discuss the CybermanWikipedia's W.svg's burden to assimilate and upgrade others against their will.
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129Eyewitness testimonyWikipedia's W.svg A common police procedure known for being unreliable but also known for having terrible methodology in regards to preventing contamination. An example of this is the police lineup which pressures the witness into picking someone out of the lineup even when the perpetrator isn't present. Eyewitness identificationWikipedia's W.svg and the accuracy thereof, especially in law enforcement (e.g. identity parades, picking out mugshots), is an interesting topic that has been widely studied. The failure of people to correctly identify suspects seems to go against common sense, and has relevance to other epistemological questions, as well as to wider issues in the criminal justice system.
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138Bill Gaede,Wikipedia's W.svg physics crank known for his theory the Rope Hypothesis. His WP article talks about his legal troubles, but the woo goes deep here and is very RW. Has followers. Site: http://www.youstupidrelativist.com/ Already in the list of Internet kooks and pushes the Rational Science Method. The Facebook group is remarkable.
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134Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)Wikipedia's W.svg by David Reuben - A sex guide from the late 60's which was a best seller in its time (inspired a Woody Allen movie of the same name). Relevant because the original edition portrays homosexuality as a disorder, advocates reparative therapy, somewhat flirts with the whole pink swastika idea, claims that all lesbians are prostitutes, and also recommends a Coca-Cola douche as a contraceptive (you can read about it all in the following link). I don't know too much about the 1999 revised edition, but based on Amazon reviews it's just as bad on the homophobia front.
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145There's nothing here about Eugene PodkletnovWikipedia's W.svg?
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141Mary Elizabeth CroftCreate draft, author of How I Clobbered Every Bureaucratic Cash-Confiscatory Agency Known To Man and her "spiritual economics" (again, please don't touch this unless you have a good understanding of economics and/or (pseudo)law)
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127Libel laws,Wikipedia's W.svg with information on their abuse by woo-meisters, libel tourism, and science by lawsuit. Could possibly be merged with SLAPP suit.
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139The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic PartnershipWikipedia's W.svg - which parts of it are fine and which are not?
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137Rodney King.Wikipedia's W.svg We've got pages on Matthew Shepard, Trayvon Martin and Vincent Chin; why not King?
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128The "Olduvai theoryWikipedia's W.svg" that blackouts became normal last year and we're going to hell in a handbasket. Refuting chart.
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