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14Gadsden flagWikipedia Used as a symbol of defiance and vigilance during the American Revolution, but has since been co-opted by libertarian and far-right groups to justify their agendas.
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10Bongbong MarcosWikipedia Old Macoy's son and contender for the 2022 elections. His rise to prominence as a politician has polarised Filipinos especially in light of him and his family's tax evasion and their patriarch's notoriety as a dictator and plunderer.
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21Ferdinand MarcosWikipedia Needs no introduction. The best worst president the Philippines ever had.
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2Thought MoralityCreate draft (couldn't come up with a better title) is the belief that thoughts can be categorized under morality. Religious people are most likely to think that some thoughts are immoral, a sin, or a crime.
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6Patriot MobileEdit draft is an MNVO running off the Sprint network with a decidedly conservative slant, touting themselves as "America's Only Christian Conservative Cell Phone Company". Chris Wilson, its founder, established it in 2015 as a conservative and Christian fundamentalist counter to "progressive" cellular networks, and has affiliations with the NRA and Turning Point USA among other nutters.
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3Pooh-poohWikipedia is a fallacy in informal logic that consists of dismissing an argument as being unworthy of serious consideration
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9Richard TolWikipedia is a so called economic from Essex university who claims climate change is good for the economy actually and stopping it is bad in so many flipping publications that is spam any search results about economic impacts of climate change and took too much digging to figure out he is a scambag, Wikipedia have some red flags like mentioning he is beloved by the republicans and some of his buddies have pages here that show they are fossil fuel buddies,
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150Doe v. Trump (2016)Create draft 1:16-cv-07673-RA ([1] [2] [3]) was the case of child rape filed against Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein for their underage sex parties at Epstein's residence in Manhattan in 1994, four of which were attended by Donald Trump.
Katie Johnson v. Donald J. Trump and Jeffrey E. Epstein (2016) 5:16-cv-00797-DMG-KS ([4] [5]) was another case where the pair forcibly raped three 12 and 13 year old girls at underage sex parties at Epstein's Manhattan residence in 1994. The plaintiff's filings were "voluntarily" withdrawn after she had received death threats, and the charges were then dismissed.[6] [7] [8] [9]
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15Bad Webcomics WikiCreate draft is a riffing website that covers webcomics of questionable quality. While sometimes accurate with their criticisms towards webcomics like Sonichu, the community has a heavy right-wing slant with many of it's prominent members being alt-right apologists and sycophantic towards comic writers like Stonetoss, frequently engaging in transphobia and other reactionary behavior both on certain reviews and in their forum on Tapatalk.
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11Junípero SerraWikipedia: A Spanish Roman Catholic priest and missionary who founded a number of Spanish missions in California. Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 25 September 1988 and canonized by Pope Francis on 23 September 2015 amid denunciations by Indigenous American tribes who criticise Serra over accusations of brutal subjugation, cultural genocide and forced conversions. However, while Native Americans did not take kindly to Serra, some have accused them of fostering cancel culture through vandalism of monuments and renaming of institutions established in Serra's name.
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69KetamineWikipedia: A moderately popular Dissociative drug becoming popular in recent years as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. It's been responsible for cranks such as John C. LillyWikipedia and more casual users who become addicted to its purported "mystical" effects have been known to commit suicide as a result of their newfound delusions. It's also really hard on your bladder for some reason.
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10CutiesCreate draft: A 2020 French coming-of-age drama about a Senegalese Muslim girl who is struggling between her family's conservative upbringing and the prospect of her joining a dance crew. It became more well known for the controversy it generated and how both sides of the American political spectrum are upset about the perceived pedophilic content of the film despite assertions by both its director and Netflix that the film was intended to criticise the sexualisation of young girls.
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36Mahavatar BabajiWikipedia is said to be a yogi who has living for more then 2000 years and has supernatural abilities.
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36PharmakeiaWikipedia is a word used in the bible in a couple of places translated to witchcraft or sorcery (depending on the translation). This is why Harry Potter is seen as bad in some circles, but the word has a connotation to "drugs" and has been used as a reason to not take the COVID-19 vaccine in recent years. The drug connotation is not new but was likely isolated to Christian Scientists and some puritans.
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5Andrew TateWikipedia is a former kickboxer who promotes himself as a so-called "alpha male". He's like Roosh V but somehow even more extreme, up to and including promotion of borderline sex trafficking.
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-1CocomelonWikipedia: Popular YouTube channel catered towards children. While it did rise to prominence as a go-to venue for entertaining and educating small children, others have accused Cocomelon of gaming the system and cynically exploiting their juvenile audience for YouTube revenue and clout while providing nothing of substance compared to established children's educational programming such as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood or Sesame Street, not to mention that the channel has also been criticised by experts and parenting groups alike as being hyper-stimulating and addictive. One prominent critic is PewDiePie, who released a diss trackWikipedia satirising the channel.
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3Apollo QuiboloyWikipedia: A Jesus wannabe claiming to be "the Appointed Son of God" as well as being "the Owner of the Universe", but in reality is a certified megachurch kook who started a media empire and sexually abused children in exchange for privileges as well as avoiding "eternal damnation". Has recently been indicted by the US Department of Justice due to said accusations. On February 5, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a wanted poster for Quiboloy.
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125I don't know how RationalWiki typically deals with ongoing current events, but I think an article about the Russo-Ukrainian War,Wikipedia maybe in a liveblog-style article, would be pretty useful.
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6Adam SomethingEdit draft[10] is a BreadTuber with over 700K subscribers. His videos are often about transportation and city building as subject, along with critique about capitalism. His most popular videos take shots at Elon Musk and Dubai. As of recent he also closely covers the Russo-Ukrainian War.
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101Jean-Luc Brunel,Wikipedia another known associate of Jeffrey Epstein, he was arrested and charged with rape of minors. He was later found dead in his jail cell in La Santé PrisonWikipedia, after he died from an alleged "suicide by hanging".
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125Canada convoy protestEdit draft protests/blockades against vaccination requirements and COVID-related restrictions that have become a cause célèbre of various far-right groups in both Canada and the US.
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19 A Tankie glossary, similar to those for the ones made for the Alt-right, TERFs, and the Manosphere, might be a good idea.
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16 Surrogacy when a woman uses her body to give birth to someone else's baby. Many different groups fight over whether this should be illegal: LGBT, feminists, TERFS, conservatives, the Catholic Church, etc. An interesting topic for this wiki to cover as there are many different opinions on whether or not it should be illegal. With so many different groups with different opinions crankery is bound to be found. Perfect for this wiki.
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4"Personal choice" is a thing that people bring up when they decide not to take safety precautions because they desire a sort of freedom. Some elaboration and counter-arguments would be nice.
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51Caitlyn JennerWikipedia is vaguelly mentioned here and here. It seems that she's becoming more and more like Buck Angel when looking at her twitter and seeing some of her tweets. She has appeared on the most truthful news channel in the US. She ran as a replacement candidate in the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election for certain political party. She calls herself a transgender activist, yet not everyone in the LGBTQ+ community sees it that way. In fact, she sounds more like one of those special kind of activists.
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26An umbrella reviewWikipedia is known to be scholarly pieces of evidence. They are reviews of systematic-reviews and meta-analyses.
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5John RosemondWikipedia is a American pseudopsychologist associated with the American College of Pediatricians. Some of his popular advice to new parents includes: never bending down to children, always saying "because I said so" when giving a command, denying any treatment for ADHD (as it's non-existent according to him), potty training toddlers by forcing them to be naked and physically moving them to the toilet when they have an inevitable accident, AND LOCKING YOUR FUCKING KID IN THEIR ROOM FOR A MONTH IF THEY HIT YOU. His abusive methods of parenting are popular on nanny blogs and was featured on a PragerU video about raising obedient kids.
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118Mass Formation PsychosisWikipedia is a pseudoscientific theory about the COVID-19 pandemic that started gaining traction in January 2022. The primary driver of this bullshit is a German professor named Matthias Desmet.
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3Wang JingweiWikipedia: The Asian Vidkun Quisling/Benedict Arnold. Headed the Japanese collaborationist government based in Nanjing during World War II.
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15Hồ Chí MinhWikipedia: The founding father of modern Vietnam as well as one of the most well known Asian communist leaders. He deserves to have an article of his own.
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14Patriot PrayerWikipedia: Far-right organization that has hosted numerous pro-Trump rallies since their foundation in 2016. Have ties to the Proud Boys and some militia movement groups. Not-so-fun fact: Jeremy Joseph Christian,Wikipedia the man responsible for the 2017 Portland train attack in which he murdered two people (and was sentenced to life without parole in 2020 for it) had attended a few Patriot Prayer rallies.
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4Mobutu Sese SekoWikipedia: Batshit insane dictator of Zaire from 1965 to 1997. Know for his lavish and pimp-tastic outfits and for being a one-man kleptocracy. He's covered in the article about the Democratic Republic of the Congo but deserves to have his own page.
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15Amy Coney BarrettWikipedia: The newest member of the conservative wing of the Supreme Court, added to the court following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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15Ketanji Brown JacksonWikipedia: The first new justice to joint the Supreme Court during the Biden administration, and the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
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3Vaccine Choice CanadaWikipedia: Canada's leading anti-vaxxer organization.
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3Cultured Person BroadcastingCreate draft: Japanese far-right television channel and YouTube channel associated with Netto-uyoku. They are known to engage in war crime denial (in regards to Imperial Japan's numerous atrocities during World War II) and also engange in anti-Chinese, anti-Korean, and xenophobic propaganda.
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11Kyle RittenhouseEdit draft: Kinda surprised that this little shit doesn't already have a page here. Contrary to what the Right says, he's a murderer and a terrorist.

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20Iglesia ni Cristo: I'm quite surprised this hasn't been covered yet, despite it being mentioned once or twice in discussion threads here. They're a unitarian Christian sect in the Philippines founded in 1914 with the belief that they're the one true church and whoever joins their flock will receive salvation. Not to mention the church's shadier aspects such as their cultish ideologies e.g. bloc voting, suppression of critics like allegations of harassment and even assassinations of excommunicated members, as well as a widely-publicised schismWikipedia within the church.
15Tom Cotton,Wikipedia Junior senator from Arkansas, possible future President, and a definite scumbag.
260Anti-gravityWikipedia 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 spinning disk[11], various things involving gyroscopes, manipulating a hypothetical fifth force, historical devices, etc. See the Wikipedia article on Anti-gravity..
139Aluminum'sWikipedia connection (or lack of) to Alzheimer's and other maladies.
6Raffy TulfoWikipedia: A Filipino news anchor whose public service programmes are either lauded for its (ostensibly) charitable acts or reviled for cynically exploiting the poor and marginalised, showing footage of petty if not violent quarrels between groups or relatives not unlike the Jerry Springer Show. Has also advocated for herbal suppliments and outright quack cures like ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19.
12ElsagateWikipedia: A bizarre trend on YouTube involving unauthorised depictions of popular children's characters such as Elsa from Disney's Frozen, hence the name. The trend has also been the subject of much speculation, ranging from TED talks about its effects on children to outright conspiracy theories alleging either state-sponsored mind control schemes or even satanic ritual abuse.
224Deepfake,Wikipedia 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.[12] So it's relevant both for its potential at spreading misinformation and for the exaggerated moral panic aspects.
69Jacobin (magazine),Wikipedia an increasingly influential and popular socialist magazine, and unofficial publication of the DSA.
33Manny PacquiaoWikipedia is one of the greatest boxers of all time, having been an eight-division world champion and a national hero in his native Philippines. He also took up politics and has recently converted to fundamentalist evangelical Christianity, which earned the ire of some through his conservative-leaning statements towards issues such as same-sex marriage.
26Love Jihad,Wikipedia the conspiracy theory that teh mooslims are terking are jerbs wymenz, intentionally courting out of faith in order to convert them. Mostly found in India, with the result of the occasional mob and lynching of interfaith couples. This may or may not be related to the self-inflicted shortage of women that India has; i.e., young poor men can't get married so they take out their rage on evul "others" who can. Similarly, Missionary dating,Wikipedia the Christian version.

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152Jeff BezosWikipedia is the founder of Lexcorp Amazon. He is one of the richest men in the world. He briefly traveled to space, during which time he was one of the richest men off the world.
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176Carbon taxWikipedia: A tax levied on the carbon content of fuels, used to discourage CO2 emissions. Despite it's simplicity & efficacy, the proposal has been politically unpopular in many places, with attack campaigns pushed by Conservative groups & the fossil fuel industry. Tends to be much popular once in place. We currently have an article about the Australian carbon tax
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170Microchips,Wikipedia specifically the belief that we're all going to get microchipped so *they* know where we are and what we're doing and thinking, and to control us somehow. It's such a frequent claim that's a little surprising it doesn't have its own article. A good debunking is due.
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167 An actual article on Mass Surveillance,Wikipedia we currently just have Security theater, which isn't a very expansive discussion on the topic. Missional for explorations of authoritarianism.
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165First Amendment auditsWikipedia - another creepy right-wing/libertarian anti-government thing, involves going into libraries and other public buildings and hassling librarians to test if they'll protect your right to free speech if you stick a camera in their face and shout at them.[13] Initially in the US but a similar group, Auditing Britain, has been invading COVID testing centres.[14]
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158Whitehouse.gov petitionsWikipedia An ePetition site started by the Obama administration to make the people's voices feel heard. It was mostly ignored during the Trump administration, then taken down the day Biden was sworn into office. But why?
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161Process Church of the Final JudgmentWikipedia An offshoot of the Church of $cientology with influences from Satanism featuring infamous members such as Charles Manson and David Berkowitz;Wikipedia the church itself or a splinter group known as "The Children" may have been tied to the Son of SamWikipedia killings. Manson said of the church: "Well, a lot of the guys were interested in studying how to clear your mind. That's where Scientology started. Then it got to be The Process."
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162Operation FishbowlWikipedia was a series of nuclear weapons tests. Cranks somehow think this proves Flat Earth.
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187Matt GaetzEdit draft: 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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211Ghislaine MaxwellWikipedia Her trial starts today.[15] I definitely expected there to be an article here already.
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160VrilWikipedia- holy shit, we don't have a page on this?
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158The Rife machineWikipedia 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.[16]
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159Leaky gut syndrome,Wikipedia a diagnosis purported by many woo-peddlers to be the cause of autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autism. Mentioned in a paragraph in our article on Josh Axe, but since it's a widespread hypothesis in the alt-med world, is related to (if not exactly the same as) Andrew Wakefield's "autistic enterocolitis" bullshit, and is the rationale for the use of a number of supplements and fad diets to treat the aforementioned conditions--in a way that makes no sense whatsoever if you aren't aware of the leaky gut hypothesis--it deserves enough attention for its own article. While the ailment may or may not be real, the snake oil and "superfood" cures for it are all too commonplace. c.f. this article.
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184Mark Rossini,Wikipedia former FBI agent who played a major role in trying to track al-Qaeda before the CIA blocked him from sharing the information that two known terrorists (Khalid al-MihdharWikipedia and Nawaf al-HazmiWikipedia), who later went on to carry out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, had entered the US.[1]
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164QAnon AnonymousWikipedia is an investigative journalism podcast that analyzes and debunks conspiracy theories. It is hosted by Travis View who has written extensively for the Washington Post on the subject of QAnon. Travis View was later revealed to be a pseudonym whose real name was Logan Strain.
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167The importance of Yuri BezmenovWikipedia as a modern day quote mine can hardly be overstated. Originally a KGB officer, he defected to the West and subsequently became an anticommunist and a writer about subversion and propaganda. Everyone who has the displeasure of interacting with cranks of any stripe has probably been linked that one interview at least once. An analysis of what claims exactly he made and whether they have any actual relevance to the world today probably wouldn't hurt. (He is also prominently featured in the trailer for the next Call of Duty game.)
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173Q: Into the StormWikipedia is a documentary miniseries that recently premiered on HBO exploring the QAnon conspiracy theory and the people involved with it, including 8chan owners and administrators Jim WatkinsWikipedia and Ron Watkins.Wikipedia QAnon followers have already tied it into their "conspiracy".[17]
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187Green New DealWikipedia A proposed package of US legislation to address climate change & economic inequality. Legislation involving climate change have been proposed in other parts of the world with a similar name, such as the European Green DealWikipedia. See Draft:Green New Deal.
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173Palladium hydrideWikipedia is an odd one that can absorb 800~900x its volume in hydrogen.[2] There's a lot of woo behind it including claims that it can be used to make a room-temperature superconductorWikipedia 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 would be fine.
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217After the 2019 release of the Afghanistan PapersWikipedia detailing that the feds had, as of then, been lying us for the past 18 years, maybe an article on them is appropriate?
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175ComicsgateWikipedia 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 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, and how the group acted as a catalyst in the firing of Chuck WendigWikipedia, then this article should become a priority.
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182Vitamin CWikipedia (and ZincWikipedia) 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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161Amazon RainforestEdit draft: As there has been a lot of misinformation about this in the media in recent years, it seems fitting.
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1862020–2021 Indian farmers' protestWikipedia Indian Farmers Protest
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284This so-called COVID-19 lab leak hypothesisWikipedia — with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying being some of its main proponents [18] [19] [20] — either as its own article or as a section in an existing COVID-19 article. Yes, RW talks about it a bit, but the hypothesis has been circulating outside of right-wing circles for some time. Indeed, while even the other wiki acknowledges that it basically edges towards conspiracy thinking, it hasn’t stopped others from reporting it as a supported lead to explain the origins of SARS-CoV-2. In fact, many have been speaking about it in the press as a working theory rather than what it is: a hypothesis, if not less than that. And while it may ultimately be true, the fact that it’s being advocated without any tangible credible evidence is concerning. This needs to be dealt with head-on at some point.
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191Thorium-based nuclear powerWikipedia A lot of crap surrounding the thorium powered reactor in pop sci magazines, a lot of it debunked by thunderf00t.
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191The Capitol Hill Autonomous ZoneWikipedia 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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200Isaac KappyWikipedia was an American actor known for his roles in Thor, Terminator: Salvation, and Breaking Bad. He was also best friends with Seth GreenWikipedia until allegedly being approached by Seth about pedophilia in Hollywood and being asked to participate apparently referring to it as "chicken".[21][22] He claimed to fear for his life when he spoke out about this, but was later found suicided. He had also claimed that Marina AbramovićWikipedia, John PodestaWikipedia, Dan SchneiderWikipedia, Jimmy SavileWikipedia, and Tom HanksWikipedia are pedophiles, and further, Hanks has been accused of alluding to his murder in a tweet about "roadkill on Route 66" where Kappy's body was found. Removed Youtube video here. Archived here.
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181HuaweiWikipedia and ZTE,Wikipedia 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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185Occupy DemocratsWikipedia 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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163Fake 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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386Something along the lines of race and police brutality in the United StatesWikipedia – 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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319Sutherland Springs church shooting,Wikipedia and the Atomwaffen scum perpetrator Devin Patrick KelleyWikipedia[3] A draft has been created at Devin Patrick Kelley.
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403Dr. Salvatore Cezar PaisWikipedia is listed as the inventor of four 2019 U.S. Navy patents that have been described as "Star Trek technology".[23] 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. 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 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.[24]
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281 We should have an article on Christian supremacy,Wikipedia 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 articles on the United States as a Christian nation, Christian Identity, and Dominionism.
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328Dr. Mary's MonkeyWikipedia 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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263Gun control in Nazi GermanyWikipedia - 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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278AATIPWikipedia - 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 until his resignation. On September 18, 2019 the US Navy confirmed that the footage Tom DeLonge has collected from AATIP was in fact legitimate.[25]
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268Project 1794,Wikipedia 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 when it was the predecessor to the AvrocarWikipedia 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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224Eric P. DollardCreate draft, an electrical engineer and inventor who claims to be continuing the works of Tesla and focusing on earthquake prediction[4][5] and what appears to be free energy.[6][7] His lab is mentioned on Wikipedia[8] as well as Powerpedia[9] and John Chappell's Natural Philosophy Society wiki.[10] He has had several successful Indiegogo campaigns.[11][12][13][14][15][16] He also has his own website,[17] and there even is an entire forum dedicated to his work.[18]
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225False rape accusations.Wikipedia 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. The's a relevant Wikipedia article: False accusation of rapeWikipedia, with a lot of information and references.
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236NESARAWikipedia (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 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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224Timothy Leary,Wikipedia 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 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 of 1970 we have to this day. A draft has been created at Draft:Timothy Leary.
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222Gravitational wavesWikipedia 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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220From 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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220DARPAWikipedia should have a whole host of conspiracy theories since it was responsible for the development of the internet, BRAIN Initiative,Wikipedia autonomous robots like PETMAN,Wikipedia etc. A draft has been created at Draft:DARPA.
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199Secret Mysteries of America's BeginningsCreate draft, a four-part, twelve-hour schlockumentary by Dr. Stan MonteithWikipedia linking the founding fathers to every conspiracy theory imaginable. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
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206Charleston church shooting,Wikipedia and the white supremacist Dylann RoofWikipedia 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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192Alexander Technique,Wikipedia 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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191Making a MurdererWikipedia is a popular Netflix documentary series outlining the case of Steven AveryWikipedia and his nephew Brendan Dassey.Wikipedia 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 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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197GCHQ,Wikipedia 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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184Josef PappWikipedia 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.[26][27] 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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187Florence Nightingale,Wikipedia a nurse who was an early pioneer of evidence-based medicine.
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190Since Trump has been in the news for signing a federal ban on animal abuse, let's look back on Animal rights in Nazi GermanyWikipedia and/or/combined with Hitler and environmentalism.Wikipedia When these have entered mainstream conservative thought in America, you know something's up.
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219Cryptocurrency:Wikipedia 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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184The Innocence ProjectWikipedia 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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232Hunting Hitler,Wikipedia 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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183Vanguard America,Wikipedia 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
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194The O. J. Simpson murder caseWikipedia (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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181Rick SimpsonCreate draft, who believes that hemp oil cures cancer and every other ill.[28] "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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185Big OrganicEdit draft, or how the organic food lobby gets its way. A draft has been created at Draft:Big Organic.
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178Bill WeldWikipedia 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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174ASEA,Wikipedia another classic example of a water woo pyramid scheme, they make bold health claims and use vague, nonscientific descriptions of free radicalsWikipedia and "Redox Signaling Molecules", sometimes even mixing it with real science.[19][20] 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)."[21] They also have a YouTube channel.[22]
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189Keto diet,Wikipedia 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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208Sherry 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.[23][24] Another follower killed herself in 2013 after not receiving treatment for schizophrenia which they do not think exists.[25] 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.[26]
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328CoreCivic,Wikipedia 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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178ExopaediaEdit draft, an encyclopaedia for exoskeletons aliens. A draft has been created at Draft:Exopaedia.
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177Operation GladioWikipedia We don't have a page about GladioWikipedia yet. Plus, it's one of the circlejerks from CTers claiming that the War on TerrorWikipedia, is actually "Gladio B". A draft has been created at Draft:Operation Gladio.
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303The Cult Awareness NetworkWikipedia (CAN), aka Old Cult Awareness Network (Old CAN), an anti-cult group, and its doppelganger, the New Cult Awareness NetworkWikipedia (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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174FunVaxEdit draft, short for "Fundamentalist Vaccine", is the vaccine for religious fundamentalism described in a video allegedly leaked from the Pentagon[27] and later sensationalized popularized by Natural News.[28] It works by using a viral vector that inhibits/decreases the expression of the VMAT2Wikipedia gene[29] which has also been referred to as the "God gene".Wikipedia[30] A copy of the final report can be found here.
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160The Crystal GridCreate draft: a woo-tastic website.[29]. Besides trying to build worldwide network of crystals, they've got a bogus cell phone radiation blocker.[30]
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248Street light interferenceWikipedia 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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166change.orgWikipedia We have ePetitions, why not this?
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194Electronic pickpocketing:Wikipedia 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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212International Monetary Fund.Wikipedia 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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164ADIFOCreate draft (All DIrections Flying Object) is a Romanian company which has developed a VTOLWikipedia (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.[31] The aerodynamic body is axially-symmetric and is obtained by rotating a bidirectional Dolphin airfoilWikipedia 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 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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173Apparently we don't have an article on Rosa ParksWikipedia? 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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161Alexander Shulgin.Wikipedia 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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158Zuma,Wikipedia 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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163HmolpediaCreate 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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212AIPAC.Wikipedia It's a lobbying group and pro-Israel, so it's basically a giant magnet for conspiracy theories.
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181The Kyshtym dwarfWikipedia or Aleshenka / Alyoshenka was a small humanoid body found near Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.[31] 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.[32][33]
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166Intervention,Wikipedia both the general idea and the A&E television series of the same nameWikipedia. Tricking someone into treatment under threat of excommunication doesn't sound like the healthiest or most effective route.
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210With protests against police brutality currently going on, I feel like an article discussing the movement towards defunding the policeWikipedia would be a good idea. It could include discussing its benefits and ramifications, debunking bogus arguments against it, and examining more extreme forms of it such as police abolishment.
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307Jim WatkinsWikipedia is a former military helicopter repairman and since 2016 the owner of 8chan. There are also indicators that he (or his son who admins 8chan, Ron WatkinsWikipedia a.k.a. C!Odemonkey on 8chan or CodeMonkeyZ on Twitter) might be the "Q" from QAnon on 8chan. He is also the owner of the far right Japanese messageboard 2channel.Wikipedia (monetized QAnon, Reddit evidence compilation, Fred Brennan proves that Watkins owns QMAP)
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214The Socialist Rifle AssociationWikipedia is an American socialist firearm organization that is dedicated to "providing working class people the information they need to be effectively armed for self and community defense" and advocating for Second Amendment gun rights. It was founded in 2013 to give leftist gun owners who are turned off by the NRA's rhetoric and politics a sense of community.
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167ACTA,Wikipedia or put an area for it in the SOPA article.
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161OPECWikipedia
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156Allen Ginsberg,Wikipedia 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).
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154Bounty Hunters.Wikipedia 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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165 The Woozle effect,Wikipedia 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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155Meether 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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182The Great Reset,Wikipedia a proposal to utilize capitalism to rebuild the economy sustainably following COVID-19, and a subject of conspiracy theories about socialism and NWO bullshit. A draft has been created at Draft:The Great Reset.
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207Tom HanksWikipedia was accused of being a pedophile with no evidence by QAnon nutters[32] then became an honorary citizen of Greece.
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185I see we don't have any pages for Georgy Malenkov,Wikipedia Nikita Khrushchev,Wikipedia Leonid Brezhnev,Wikipedia Yuri Andropov,Wikipedia & Konstantin ChernenkoWikipedia yet. We can't leave those comrades out, now can we?
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191Plandemic:Wikipedia A 26 minute now-debunked short film starring Judy Mikovits,Wikipedia deleted from YouTube for promoting conspiracy theories related to COVID-19. Currently a redirect, a draft exists here.
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175Tila Tequila,Wikipedia 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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158The Insurrection Act of 1807Wikipedia has been used by QANONers to claim that Trump is still the president because he invoked this act before leaving office. It places the military (General Charles A. FlynnWikipedia) in command, and suspends habeas corpus, and allegedly gives him the ability to strip the media of the their licenses. Apparently mixed a bit with beliefs from the sovereign citizen movement.[33][34][35]
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154Bélmez FacesWikipedia are a bunch of images on a concrete floor supposedly appearing out of no where.
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154Archaeological interest of Pedra da GáveaWikipedia - not in any way timely, but still a particularly delicious set of pseudohistory, pseudoarchaeology, pseudolinguistics, and pareidolia.
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157Göbekli TepeWikipedia is a archeological site in Şanlıurfa (Turkey) it dates back to the neolithic age and it is unknown who has built it, how has it been built and why has it been built and this (of course) leads to nonsense. More specifically (ancient) alien nonsense.
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155CantelmoismCreate draft, what appears to be a (dead) "Reddit cult"[34]
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152Roanoke colonyWikipedia - 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 (now recognised as fakes) and other more recent finds[36][37]. But there's also the importance of Roanoke (and its newborn inhabitant Virginia DareWikipedia) 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[38]).
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154Nicolás MaduroWikipedia: 46th president and dictator of Venezuela since 2013.
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153Whales and specifically whaling,Wikipedia 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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15Ian Miles CheongCreate draft is a Malaysian right-winged grifter that promotes various conspiracy theories targeting "the left" and has lied about being attacked by Antifa. He had been used by Conservapedia and other blogs as evidence of supposed anti-AAPI sentiment in the left.
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6Roman BalmakovWikipedia is a renowned American journalist who worked as senior account executive at Epoch TimesWikipedia a conservative newspaper owned by Chinese Falun Gong, after initially worked as newspaper delivery guy there. In 2020 banned by Facebook, and now he moved promoting his views at Youtube
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14William S. Lind,Wikipedia American conservative figure, chief proponent of the Cultural Marxism theory. He is directly quoted by mass shooters Breivik and Tarrant in their manifestos.
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7Draconian constitutionWikipedia was enforced by Draco in Athens. Basically, minor criminals were dealt with harshly, some even getting the death penalty. What other places have implemented it and how has it backfired?
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9Mark RutteWikipedia is Prime Minster of the Netherlands for over ten years and still running. While he and his conservative-liberal Party VVDWikipedia have won the elections for four consecutive times, he himself, his Party and his cabinet have met several controversies, most notoriously the benefit scandal.
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92Yeonmi ParkWikipedia is a defector from North Korea aka the DPRK, running the channel Voice of North Korea who shot to fame thanks to her pretty outlandish claims of North Korean life and with regards to her escape. She made the rounds on UN panels and big podcasts warning against "woke culture", political correctness and the dangers they pose to freeze peach and, ultimately, to freedom in the west. Here's an article by the Diplomat covering the questionable veracity of her story, and and here's another article covering her more recent antics.
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15Alan Melikdjanian,Wikipedia aka, Captain Disillusion is a YouTuber who has made several videos debunking fake CGI viral videos, including some associated with scams, conspiracy theories/aliens, and the paranormal. He has an extensive knowledge of CGI, to the point where he can sometimes pinpoint the exact video effects used in a video (or at least the general library) and has also done a video on the differences between skepticism and denialism.
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16Éric ZemmourWikipedia is the rising star of French Far-Right politics likely to displace Le Pen in the 2022 elections or push her to be even more far-right to survive, promising to be the extremist France needs in the clash of civilizations.
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40Volt EuropaWikipedia is a pro-European, progressive leaning political movement, founded in response to the growing populism and the Brexit.
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28Klaus SchwabWikipedia is economist and founder and executive chairman of the World Economic ForumWikipedia. He is also target of many conspiracy theorists and often linked to "the Great Reset".
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22Reiner FuellmichCreate draft, grifting lawyer at the center of hyped (e.g. [39]) "Nuremberg 2.0" plandemic trial.[40][41]
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108Pegasus (spyware),Wikipedia spyware from the Israeli firm NSO Pegasus that's reportedly being used by a lot of totalitarian/authoritarian governments to spy on dissidents and journalists. The Guardian did a big investigation.[42] A more general article about spyware might also be good, and could include Pegasus.
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84Smart homeWikipedia systems are commonly believed to be spying on their users
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11David FrenchWikipedia is a well known NeverTrump republican [35]
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147Montessori educationWikipedia is an education style focused on children's innate desire to learn. Its practices range from sensible to considerably less so. There are schools openly branding themselves with the concept all over the world, but the Wikipedia page is pretty slim. An editorialized well-sourced article here would be a great help to many parents, new and old, as well as their children.
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36Soka Gakkai InternationalWikipedia is an organization linked to the Soka Gakkai new religious movement. At first glance their teachings are harmless--they're an offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism, they campaign for nuclear disarmament and environmentalism, they conduct humanitarian aid after disasters, etc.--but they appear to be a cult, their financial practices are sketchy, and they encourage the use of chanting their central mantra as a thought-stopping technique. They've been disowned from mainstream Nichiren Buddhism since 1991, but they also claim to be the foremost authority on it.
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143CloudflareWikipedia is a DDOS protection service, DNS manager and domain name registrar that has repeatedly given coverage to Alt-right crank sites. They have bowed a few times under pressure, but there is a pattern here and they often have not. Also they pretty much are centralizing the internet with all the dangers that entails.
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11WrathOfGnonCreate draft is a "traditionalist", meme-creating, far-right anonymous social media personality that uses discussions of architecture, community & nature to draw people in and then convert them to ideas like "feminism is destructive", "racism isn't a social construct, society is a racial construct," and "Hierarchies are celestial. In Hell, all are equal." Has 107K followers just on Twitter, and is on practically every other social media site too.
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40Magdalen Berns,Wikipedia controversial TERF martyr, transphobe, and SWERF.[43][44] 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.[45][46][47]
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23Tom MacDonald,Wikipedia a Canadian rapper, infamous for songs as 'Whiteboy', 'Straight White Male', among others. His catalogue attracts an audience in the libertarian/republican, anti-SJW corner. Also keen believer of conspiracy theories, like the illuminati.
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87Naomi Wolf,Wikipedia the once-regarded feminist intellectual who wrote The Beauty MythWikipedia and is now a conspiracy theorist (5G a speciality) and Twitter reject.
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14David Starkey‎Wikipedia - British historian and TV personality best known for a long series of idiotic remarks on race that have flared up into major media scandals (from the 2011 riots to 2020 BLM protests), still writing for various contrarian publications.
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8First Class FatherhoodCreate draft is a conservative podcast hosted by Alec Lace that has featured the "fatherly wisdom" of an array of far-right Trump supporters, including Rudy Giuliani, Sean Hannity, Eric Trump, Jack Posobiec, Mike Pompeo, Mike Lindell, Sebastian Gorka, Dean Cain, Dinesh D'Souza and Jesse Lee Peterson.
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107The Phenomenon (2020 film)Wikipedia: supposedly "The most credible documentary about UFOs". Cites loon Jacques ValléeWikipedia
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19Hillbilly ElegyWikipedia or J. D. VanceWikipedia would be relevant as he's a quasi-pundit notable for uniting Democrats and Republicans in classism against AppalachianWikipedia welfare queens. Somewhat uniquely, said welfare queens are, in his rhetoric, generally white. Speaking of which, RationalWiki apparently doesn't have an article on the concept of "white trashWikipedia", yet, either.
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11The Morning of the MagiciansWikipedia (French: Le Matin des magiciens) is a book published in 1960 that was influential in the counterculture's embrace of conspiracy theories and the occult. Neither of the authors, Louis PauwelsWikipedia and Jacques Bergier,Wikipedia has an article on RationalWiki, though the latter is cited in the article on alchemy. Several of the book's more prominent critics at the French Rationalist UnionWikipedia published a rebuttal in 1965 called The Twilight of the Magicians (French: Le crépuscule des Magiciens), and one of the rebuttal's authores, Jean-Claude Pecker,Wikipedia is cited, though not in-line, in the article on alternative cosmology. It's possible that the general absence of articles on these figures is due to a general Anglophone bias on RationalWiki, and perhaps we could be more comprehensive in our coverage of non-Anglophone cranks and rationalists.
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27Timothy BallardWikipedia and/or Jim CaviezelWikipedia: Timothy Ballard runs an organization that claims to help fight human trafficking, but he's apparently prone to self-aggrandizement and references to adrenochrome. Jim Caviezel is an actor best known for playing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is totally not antisemitic, who is also playing Timothy Ballard in an upcoming movie, and who thinks that Ballard is "saving victims of trafficking" who were victims of "adrenochroming". Caviezel is also a fan of abortion and prefers doing sex scenes fully clothed.
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115Black HammerCreate draft: an org run by one Gazi Kodzo, formerly a high-level officer in the African People's Socialist PartyWikipedia until they deemed him a public embarrassment. Known for anti-white supremacy and decolonial efforts taken to the VERY extreme, including anti-Semitism in the thinnest of trappings of anti-white supremacy, having a "Reparations Corps" for white allies to pay their way into (complete with steep payment tiers), and attempting to start a commune in the mountains of Colorado as of late, with no confirmed water rights and a harsh microclimate at the altitude of their potential settlement site. To quote @RabbitThoughts on Twitter: "I've no idea whether this is a cult, a grift, or just dreamers with no life experience. Either way, people could get hurt."
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7Making Karajou Funny Part ThreeCreate draft: Karajou has recently restarted making karatoons for Conservapedia's side bar. They are somehow worse than the ones from 10 years ago.
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146The Army of Northern Virginia.Wikipedia "This is composed of about 820 military intelligence people. They're the primary intel source for the president. Because he doesn't have faith in the CIA or the FBI. And Q gets a lot of the information from the Army of Northern Virginia." ~ Gen. Paul E. VallelyWikipedia
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24FreedomToonsCreate draft is a right-wing libertarian YouTube channel that is heavily biased against the Democratic Party and the progressive movement. Video titles include "Ben Shapiro REKS Ocasio Cortez", "How Socialism Killed Venezuela", and "The Debunkers VS Gun Control BS." The owner of the YouTube channel is Seamus Coughlin, who also happens to have connections with the Foundation for Economic Education.
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14 I'm slightly surprised that there's no article on Jeremy Bentham.Wikipedia
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13 George AlexopoulosEdit draft, a so-called "moderate" who's actually an alt-right grifter infamous for making comics involving dramatic strawmen of leftists and liberals while trying to paint conservatives as refined in the most blatantly false manner.
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29I know it's briefly discussed in censorship, freedom of speech and social media, but perhaps we should have a whole article focusing on Big Tech censorship free expression on social mediaCreate draft. People from various political positions argue that we should "break up" and "democratize" online monopolies, extend free speech rights to online corporations, we need a "Bill of Rights for the Internet", and so on so forth. And ever since Twitter (finally) banned Donald Trump from its platform, many worry that this sets a dangerous precedent, i.e., that a few people in Silicon Valley can silence the POTUS. I feel like we should address the misconceptions, argumentative flaws, and possibly legitimate concerns when this topic comes up in one article.
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12The anti-porn National Center on Sexual ExploitationWikipedia probably deserves an article. They used to be known as Morality in Media, until they rebranded. Special notice to the way they've clumsily co-opted feminist language to support their bullshit ideas. They basically think there is no such thing as a sex worker that isn't being exploited. They make a lot of specious claims. However, they happen to be on the right side in the Pornhub controversy, though obviously because they want to get rid of all porn and any reason will do.
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17God’s Not Dead: We the PeopleCreate draft is an upcoming film and fourth installment of the God's Not Dead franchise. The film is currently in production so not much is known about the film except that it will loosely be inspired by the classic Frank Capra film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The film is described as centering on "Reverend Dave (David A.R. White) who has to defend himself and a group of Christian homeschooling families after an inspection by a local government official" and "Reverend Dave finds himself at the defense of a group of Christian homeschooling families after they receive an impromptu inspection by a progressive, local-government official – who doesn’t like what she finds."
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12Simone GoldWikipedia is right wing anti-vaxxer and the founder of America’s Frontline Quacks America's Frontline DoctorsWikipedia and a participant in the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.
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16IM Mastery AcademyEdit draft (formerly known as IMarketsLive) is a multi-level marketing scheme founded by Christopher Terry that supposedly centers around foreign exchange(forex) trading.
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12Just FactsCreate draft, something I found when doing research on Kiribati. It disguises itself as a nonpartisan, completely objective source while promoting climate denial, opposing any kind of government interference on the free market, and other right-libertarian bullshit. It's essentially a more subtle version of PragerU. Here's its website and here's its entry on Media Bias/Fact Check in case anyone wants to get started.
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15Gina CaranoWikipedia is a former Star Wars actress who was recently fired after previously mocking the Black Lives Matter movement,[36] making transphobic jokes,[37] sharing misinformation online about COVID-19 mask mandates,[38] spreading conspiracy theories about voter fraud in the 2020 United States presidential election,[39] and comparing conservatives to victims of the Holocaust.[40]
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30Brandon StrakaWikipedia is a self-proclaimed "former liberal" who founded the #WalkAway movement to convince liberals to leave the Democratic Party. Straka participated in the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6, 2021 and was later arrested by FBI agents for doing so on January 25, 2021.[41]
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11Hipster ChristianityEdit draft is a style of Evangelical Christianity that attempts to appeal to younger generations by incorporating modern music into their sermons and constant use of social media platforms such as Twitter. The pastors at these churches are often young guys wearing modern casual clothing, horned rimmed glasses, and may even have tattoos and/or piercings to appear hip. However, beneath Hipster Christianity's modernized surface hides the same old far right social conservatism and religious fundamentalism as their evangelical predecessors.
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-6Joshua P. WarrenCreate draft, a minor hollywood actor who eventually spun off into a Reality Show and "Documentary" Paranormal Investigator, attached to many dubious projects over the years.
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20CounterPunchWikipedia is an apparently prominent left-ish online (and formerly print) magazine. They're apparently somewhat well-respected—recent contributors include Noam Chomsky and Richard D. WolffWikipedia—but they've been accused of publishing Russian propaganda, and they've published Gilad Atzmon. I'm not sure what to make of them, but judging by the references to them in existing RW articles, plenty of people have opinions on them.
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7I'm surprised there isn't a page on California governor Gavin NewsomWikipedia
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18Demolition ManWikipedia is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla and stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The story makes allusions to classic science fiction stories including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and H.G. Wells' The Sleeper Awakes. Though it was initially viewed as a over the top big budget action film when it was released, in recent years (especially due to COVID-19) it has garnered a massive cult following with many seeing it as an eerie prediction of today's socio-political climate such as the rise of political correctness and government overreach.
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15Campus ReformWikipedia is a conservative news website focused on higher education. It trains conservative students to monitor, surveil and report on the speech and actions of left-leaning professors, students and campus activist groups for the organization’s daily blog. It is operated by the Leadership Institute.
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48Water from airCreate draft, a recurring green tech scam based on bad science. A Water-from-air device is a dehumidifier that's marketed as a water source. These devices can't function in dry climates where they would be desirable, and are unnecessary in wet climates where they would sort of work at least some of the time. In many cases these devices are designed in such a way that makes them function worse than legit dehumidifiers, if they work at all. Regardless, any water they do produce is not fit for human consumption, at least not without a ton of filtering.
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16Christian WalkerCreate draft is an internet personality and the son of former NFL football player Herschel Walker. Like his father, Christian is an obnoxiously staunch Donald Trump supporter, and and has openly called the Black Lives Matter movement “a terrorist organization” and the “KKK in black face”. He is actively involved on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram which he uses to spread bigotry and misinformation.
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35Josh HawleyWikipedia: A young, ambitious Senator from Missouri who voted against certification of Joe Biden's victory, he is like Trump, only considerably more intelligent. He is currently the most dangerous man in the Senate and will likely run for President in 2024.
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81OneTasteWikipedia (sometimes spelt One Taste), providers of orgasmic meditation services (apparently they make men pay large amounts of money to masturbate women members). Seems to be a scam or cult, and they've been in trouble with the law.[48][49] Orgasmic meditation is briefly mentioned in meditation but might be worth a more general article if there are other significant practitioners beyond OneTaste.
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114EnergiewendeWikipedia is Germany's transition away from nuclear power and towards renewables. Most of the nuclear reactors have been shut down. Unfortunately, this will inevitably delay the closure of coal-fired power plants. The project has faced difficulties in developing sufficient renewable infrastructure. See Draft:Energiewende.

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70Jason KenneyWikipedia (see draft) is the current right-wing populist premier of Alberta, and leader of the United Conservative Party, which formed from a merger before the most recent election. He has been unpopular recently under the COVID-19 pandemic, part of this being that he cut doctor's salaries. His campaign involved a conspiracy theory against Canadian environmental organisations, claiming that they received money from the US in order to prevent Canadian oil from being exported to any country other than the US. He has also been a federal cabinet minister for the Conservative Party. He also has a history of homophobia.
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13The BoysWikipedia Is an Amazon Prime original series based on the comic series of the same name that has become popular since it's debut in 2019. It has been praised for it's critique of alt-right ideology and American exceptionalism.[1]
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60Human Longevity WooCreate draft seems to be a topic that comes up a lot amongst people who push New Age and alternative medicine. A common talking point for these sorts of promoters involves an ill-defined period in the past when humans weren't being exposed to toxins and had longer lifespans
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41Squirrel and HedgehogWikipedia is a North Korean propaganda cartoon that is shown to kids that became popular with furries for some reason. It glorifies military service while demonizing the Japanese, South Koreans, and Americans.
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39Wolf Warrior 2Wikipedia is the highest grossing Chinese film of all time, and is also complete propaganda, constantly glorifying Chinese involvement in Africa.
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28FactCheckArmenia.comWikipedia is a website whose stated purpose is "exposing Armenian distortions and hypocrisies". Despite the name, it is not a fact-checking website; it publishes false information denying the Armenian Genocide.
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15TVP InfoWikipedia is a Polish public news channel run by a state-owned broadcaster. While it isn’t suprising that a populist government is using public media for political purposes, TVP Info is on a whole new level of propaganda. Almost entirety of the air time is spent on either showing how successful the government is (It isn’t.) or on attacking its’ opponents with most absurd accusations and buzzwords, aswell as promoting homophobia (they even made an entire schlockumentary about how „LGBT ideology” is trying to „sexualize children”, while comparing the rise of LGBT rights movement in Poland to an „invasion”), fear of refugees, euroscepticism, religious fundamentalism, Antifa-baiting, George Soros conspiracy theories and demonizing abortion (the last one intensified during the pro-choice protests of late 2020). The channel’s headlines were nicknamed by Poles as „headlines of terror” due to their extremely agressive and fear-mongering contents („Left-wing fascism is destroying Poland”, „Atheists want to take away 500+ (a state welfare program) from Poles”, „LGBT ideology is destroying the family”, „Opposition wants anarchy, because it lost the elections” - these are only few out of hundreds of examples). I’m reminding once again that this is a public station that is funded from people’s taxes. TVP Info’s bullshit definitely influenced the outcome of elections in 2019 and 2020 in favor of the ruling party aswell as general public discourse in Poland and there’s no sign that they’re planning to stop. Even worse, it was recently announced that a new English-language side channel appear in 2021, so the language barrier will no longer protect you.
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86The Hammer and ScorecardCreate draft Conspiracy Theory alleging that Joe Biden and Obama stole the election using software developed by noted conman Dennis MontgomeryWikipedia
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42Madison Cawthorn,Wikipedia a young GOP congressman from North Carolina who fancies himself as the Republican Party's answer to AOC. However, he is quite possibly a neonazi, given that he has said that visiting Hitler's vacation home was on his bucket list, as well as having been accused by multiple women of being a sexual predator.
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16World Contact Day,Wikipedia a "holiday" that occurs every 15th of March where Ufologists mass-think the same paragraph of text in attempt to contact them aliens. Made famous by the song "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" by the Beatles Klaatu.
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15Atlas NetworkWikipedia - a network of right-wing "libertarian" (i.e. anti-regulation, anti-environmentalist) organisations, funded by Philip Morris, ExxonMobil, and other Kochs. It has a long history in pro-tobacco bullshit and is involved in a lot of dubious science including the Great Barrington Declaration.[50][51] It's also closely aligned with the State Policy Network which has similar aims, and links to the Cato Institute, etc.[52]
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21Cynical Theories,Wikipedia a book produced in August 2020 by two of the perpetrators of the Grievance studies hoaxWikipedia. Cynical Theories, which has become a bestseller, criticizes a boogeyman in the form of "Woke" or "Social Justice" ideology, asserting that all of its various strands - fourth-wave feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, intersectionality - are steeped in and derive from 1960s postmodernist philosophy, which they see as opposed to liberalism itself. The book's blurb presents what appear to be straw-man distortions of numerous social justice talking points (e.g. "biological sex doesn't exist", "all white people are racist" etc.) This review outlines how the authors have misrepresented the words of influential writers such as Kristie Dotson and incorrectly characterized certain philosophers as postmodernists who "cannot by any scholarly standard be put into that bucket".
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28The Gravel InstituteWikipedia is a progressive media outlet launched in September 2020. Named after Mike Gravel, the former senator from Alaska, the media outlet is designed as a direct aim against PragerU's disinformation and right wing propaganda.
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11Brad JonesWikipedia - Better known as the Cinema Snob, he has criticized movies and specials of a right-wing and fundamentalist nature for their bullshit and has expressed left-wing beliefs. Unfortunately, he’s recently been using his platform to make infrequent jabs at “the left” and political correctness and continues to be associated with Channel AwesomeWikipedia even after it went to shit.
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12Little Light StudiosCreate draft is a fundamentalist YouTube channel based in Seventh-Day Adventism and specializes in Hollywood conspiracy theories. https://www.youtube.com/c/littlelightstudios/featured
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16Howard HughesWikipedia - The original techbro. Billionaire, film producer, aviation magnate, casino owner, etc.. Also known for his obsessive behavior and severe hypochondria that lead to his reclusiveness twards the end of his life.
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21Attila HildmannWikipedia - a Turkish-German vegan cookbook author and TV personality, who's also a far-rightist, conspiracy theorist, COVID skeptic, antisemite, and German nationalist?[53][54] Apparently he told a German Jewish group that the anti-COVID measures are worse than the Holocaust, which he elsewhere suggested Jews were responsible for.[55]
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99ShungiteWikipedia - a type of rock that some believe protects against "harmful electromagnetic signals and radiations" and has healing powers. Could be at least added as a minor section under 5G.
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25Richard D. WolffWikipedia A leftist economics professor who seems to be gaining a lot of traction recently. Social media presence, interviews by other leftists, praised by new york times.
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44Work from home,Wikipedia also known as telecommuting,Wikipedia has been an option in white-collar professions for some time now, however the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has forced it to become the norm. This caused some media sources to warn about the potential economic effects of people not buying avocado toast and skinny lattes during their lunches (oh the irony!).
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16TheWorldMustKnowCreate draft TheWorldMustKnow, a website run by Jason, the creator of the new "free speech" social media service "WIMKIN" based on the same name. This website is a treasure-trove of yet-to-be properly debunked but yet still nonsense conspiracy theories regarding issues surrounding George Floyd's death, whether or not he really is death, whether it was staged, Bill Gates being tied to Nazis, and generally claiming that the CDC and Dr. Fauci are frauds and that COVID is a hoax. It would be very useful to have these issues debunked to satisfaction with the uprising of the new social media conspiracist haven 'WIMKIN'.
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10Robert WoodsonWikipedia is a black conservative civil rights activist and community leader who regularly criticizes the BLM movement, mainly in the form of bringing up black-on-black crime. He also founded the 1776 ProjectWikipedia to counter the (admittingly flawed) 1619 Project,Wikipedia which he claims the assumptions behind it are a form of white supremacy[2]Do You Believe That?.
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13Mike S. MillerWikipedia is a comic book artist who is best known for his work in the Injustice: Gods Among Us comics series. Miller is a fundamentalist Christian with very conservative beliefs and openly supports Donald Trump. He proudly boasts his #MAGA allegiances and right-wing views through his creator-owned Blacklist Universe on Indiegogo, which has included Lonestar, the first book from BU, which has been accused of xenophobia, as well as a pro-Trump comic called The MAGAnificent 7, starring MAGA Superman Dean Cain. To no surprise, he was an ally of Comicsgate, an alt-right movement known for it's opposition toward the comic book industry's promotion of diversity and multiculturalism.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM9F1mYy9V_u_jkU7gOdVxg https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-maganificent-7#/
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67Sex worker-exclusionary radical feminismEdit draft - currently a small section in Trans-exclusionary radical feminism, but could be an article in its own right instead, as it's a different topic (covering anti-sex-worker, anti-porn attitudes and the idea that all sex workers are both victims and enablers of the patriarchy). Feminist Current (run by Meghan Murphy) has some relevant examples of this. There is some overlap between SWERFs and TERFs, but there are also some important figures who were one but not the other (Andrea Dworkin for instance).
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5Alex BerensonWikipedia is a novelist and fucking liar whose 2019 anti-marijuana screed "Tell your Children" was denounced by multiple researchers and scientific communities for cherry-picking fear-mongering, and stretching the truth more than just a little[3]. So of course, he is now hyped up by conservatives for grossly downplaying the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic[4].
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10Marc DutrouxWikipedia/Regina LoufWikipedia – the former being very much a confirmed murderer and sex offender, the latter probably being a victim who started to suffer from mental health issues and began to make SRA/Pizzagate-esque claims.
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24Caleb MaupinCreate draft is an infamous tankie with very questionably fascist-like takes, and who openly supports literal Nazbols such as Aleksandr Dugin. See this twitter post.
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61Butch HartmanWikipedia is a disgraced former cartoon creator who thinks that you can pray away autism, among other things. See also this twitter post. His connection to many fundamentalist Christian groups is also missional.
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49James A. LindsayWikipedia is a proll most well known for being involved in the creation of the Grievance studies hoax and for trying to politicize 2+2 He also tweeted about us. Despite presenting as a "liberal", he came out as "reluctantly" supporting Trump and the Rupublicans in 2020 (ostensibly because Biden is being controlled by evil postmodernism) to the point of supporting conspiracy theories about the election result, has transphobic tendencies, and has (jokingly) said on twitter that he would let someone sleep with his wife for 10.5 million dollars.
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10Marsy's LawWikipedia is an amendment to California's constitution and penal code that gives a special "bill of rights" to alleged crime victims, and expands the power of parole boards to deny parole to prison inmates with life sentences. Similar amendments have been passed in ten states and counting. It has been criticized by the ACLU for undermining the legal rights of the accused.
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7Allie Beth Stuckey is a conservative Christian commentator, host of Relatable on Blaze TV,Wikipedia and a regular guest on Fox News. She became infamous for doing a fake interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.https://www.reddit.com/r/FundieSnark/comments/hk43an/allie_beth_stuckey_she_isnt_actually_that/
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34Birth of a NationWikipedia is a 1915 film directed by D.W. Griffith. The film was a celebration of the Ku Klux Klan and helped lead to its resurgence. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson symbolically aligned himself with the film by ordering a private screening at the White House, and he allegedly sang its praises, which contributed to its popularity. The revived Klan exploded in popularity, becoming a public institution with membership in the millions by the 1920s. The film ultimately inspired and inflamed numerous lynchings, race riots, and white supremacist terrorism with 26 happening in 1919 alone, a period known as Red Summer.
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40Left-wing GlossaryCreate draft. We have glossaries for everything from Feminism to Transgender to Aro/Ace, why not a generic left-wing one?
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21Bounding Into ComicsCreate draft is a website that reports on comic culture, comic books and entertainment in general. Bounding Into Comics has been accused of promoting hate through their association with Comicsgate, which rejects progressive themes in comic books. 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 folk in the comic book industry”.https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/bounding-into-comics/ https://www.vulture.com/2018/08/comicsgate-a-comic-book-harassment-campaign-is-growing.html
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28Philip Giraldi,Wikipedia a former CIA intelligence officer, and crazy anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. Has his own column on the Unz Review, and likened Jews to "a bottle of rat poison". Believes American Jews started all those wars so they could bring Muslims to replace the whites. Also was once a foreign policy adviser to this fine jackass, as well as a climate change denier.
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23Law and JusticeWikipedia Poland's biggest cancer party. Right-wing to Far-right jerks (Wikipedia seems to be in denial about the "Far-Right" part, but that's probably their shitty WPOV in action... (Two people seem to call them "Far-Left")). Against abortion, Homophobic, Created an "LGBT free zone" in Poland, Nationalists, Islamophobes and has embraced the Religious Right like the Republicans did.
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27Common Sense Media,Wikipedia 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, and it has partnerships with many media companies. Lead figure Jim SteyerWikipedia 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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17Dan BonginoWikipedia is a right wing political commentator and pro-Trump supporter who's entire career is "owning the libs".
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18Andrew Klavan,Wikipedia a neoconservative pundit and one of Ben Shapiro's best friends. Not-so-ironically a Global warming denier.
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38KillstreamCreate draft, The far-right podcast/livestream hosted by Ethan RalphCreate draft.
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9Tom Woods,Wikipedia 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"[5]. Has a youtube channel where he spews his opinions[6].
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20Last Ounce of CourageWikipedia 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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27Cody WilsonWikipedia: Wikipedia page on him. Founder of Hatreon,Wikipedia 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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8Laura Agustín,Wikipedia 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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24The Trump ProphecyWikipedia 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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88Gareth Icke,Wikipedia 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 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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85HatreonWikipedia: 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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56Ian Miles CheongCreate draft, an alt-right "journalist" who spreads misinformation and propaganda, and has history with GamerGate.
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40Homonationalism,Wikipedia or how some LGBT+ people (specifically gay people) learned to stop worrying and love far-right ideology.
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23The 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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2Denis RancourtWikipedia 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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50Dead 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 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 [7]. Also went onto the white nationalist Radio 3Fourteen to warn listeners that men live under a "feminist version of Sharia Law"[8].
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25Related to Mr Shockley below: James Watson,Wikipedia 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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7William ShockleyWikipedia 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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3John F. MacArthurWikipedia[56], 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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47Seeing how big wikipedia's article is on this subject, I think that the StasiWikipedia 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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39Ghost 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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12Pat TillmanWikipedia 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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32Perhaps a page on CARM's leader and "Messiah" Matt Slick?Wikipedia
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34Joseph 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 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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56ZubyCreate 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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35Joshua 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,[9] founding the Rose Caucus,[10] and using TikTok to further his campaign.[11] He probably never heard of Gus Hall.
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42Christmas with a Capital CWikipedia 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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2Frank DuxWikipedia 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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8January 2019 Lincoln Memorial confrontationWikipedia/Nick Sandmann (either name would work) — a poignant example of the need for proper fact-checking and the power of the media.
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32Chapo Trap HouseWikipedia 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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36La Luz del MundoWikipedia ("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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52Child ProdigyWikipedia Wikipedia's article. Basically, kids that have developed a talent at a very young age.
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36Vivian 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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42Friends of AbeWikipedia 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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35Grant 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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49Art 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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51FideszWikipedia: Right-wing to Far-Right Conservative Party led by this fine bloke. Literally Hungary's answer to Trump.
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43Chad 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[12]). All of this while being gay himself.
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48Shincheonji Church of JesusWikipedia — South Korean cult that has recently received press coverage because of its connection to the coronavirus outbreak.[13]
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14Dean CainWikipedia 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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13Project 100,000Wikipedia: 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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57Article 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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10Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinneyWikipedia 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 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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53The Incel ProjectCreate draft: an old Incel documentary series from the now defunct Blip.tv from 2008 to 2012 [57]. Two months prior to the 2014 Isla Vista killings, the videos were deleted from Blip.
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151El AlWikipedia: Israel's flag carrier, and a heavy target for some Anti-Zionist, sometimes Anti-semitic, and even Islamophobic conspiracy theories.
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60Filip DewinterWikipedia: 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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61Flemish InterestWikipedia: 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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88Bill Barr,Wikipedia 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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4Jeanne Calment,Wikipedia 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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23We should make an article about school gradesWikipedia 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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58Diabetes.Wikipedia 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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148Shadow Inc.,Wikipedia the technology company that gained attention after their IowaReporterApp software failed during the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucusesWikipedia and received donations from Pete Buttigieg,Wikipedia Joe Biden, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Its parent company is ACRONYMWikipedia manipulates a hybrid model of a 501(c)4Wikipedia entity that does not disclose donors and a Super PACWikipedia that does.[58]
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136Pete Buttigieg.Wikipedia Who is this guy, and how is he even a contender for the DNC nomination?
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192Super PAC.Wikipedia How is there not an article on these yet?
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55America 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.[14]
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4Paul GottfriedWikipedia: 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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154The Goop LabWikipedia: 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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46Myles 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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11The Base.Wikipedia 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.[59][60]
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45AquiziamCreate draft: Link. Site has tons of Alien woo, "Body Language" woo, Conspiracy BS, Ghost woo, ect...
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67Arch 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 is Fascist [61] [62], discussed drama over him pertaining to the 40k Lore subreddit [63] [64] [65], among other wingnutty takes (e.g. gender pronouns, Christchurch shooting, and Project Veritas) [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] [74]
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7The Game Changers,Wikipedia 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 [75] [76] [77]. The movie has even been accused of promoting misinformation and pseudoscience, among other things [78] [79] [80] [81] [82] [83] [84].
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7There 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 [85] [86]. "Ghost" has also had numerous podcasts since 2008, usually spanning hundreds of episodes, each having a runtime of around two hours [87] [88] [89] [90]. Basically, "Ghost" is a wingnut, and a pretty nutty one at that [91]. Ghost has even gone on quite a few ableist rants [92] [93] [94], and went as far to tell fans of anime to commit suicide [95].
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55Rich of ReviewTechUSACreate draft has had a variety of political opinions over the years. Rich has been a critic of Anita Sarkeesian [96], retracted criticism against PewDiePie and the "DEATH TO ALL JEWS" incident[97], and even referred to fat acceptance as a "plague".[98]
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28Jim SterlingWikipedia (aka Jimquisition) has always been a staunch critic of what they perceive to be shady business practices within the video games industry, especially AAA publishers in recent years. Jim is also critical of Capitalism in general. [99] [100]
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154The ongoing Australian bushfire crisisWikipedia 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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92Four-day weekWikipedia: 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.[101][102] 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.[103][104] 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.[105] 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.[106] So is there anything to it, what are the pros and cons, and is it all wishful thinking?

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7Belle GibsonWikipedia 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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88Real 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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60Dairy 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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55Felix Steiner,Wikipedia Former Waffen-SS commander during WO II. Mostly known for his part during the attack on Berlin in 1945Wikipedia. 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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48The First Temptation of ChristWikipedia 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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28April Fools' DayWikipedia 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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28James Shupe,Wikipedia 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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21Team TreesWikipedia - 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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70National Socialist Movement in the NetherlandsWikipedia is a former Dutch Far-Right party during WO IIWikipedia that sided with the Nazi's.
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40Trijicon biblical verses controversy,Wikipedia 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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21The WalkAway campaign,Wikipedia 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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55Elijah 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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9Other Losses,Wikipedia a 1989 book by Canadian James BacqueWikipedia 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 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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9A page on the Younger case,Wikipedia involving a 7-year old trans girl in Texas named Luna, who's father was just awarded joint custody of.[1]
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57Daniel 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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119Oil pipelineWikipedia -- 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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7Katie HillWikipedia is an American politician who has recently become a subject of controversy after her ex-husband leaked revenge porn of her.[2]
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18Penile plethysmographWikipedia 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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20Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial KillerWikipedia 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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5Nik & Eva Speakman,Wikipedia 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.[107] 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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22Windrush scandal,Wikipedia 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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70The 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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6Hanne Nabintu Herland,Wikipedia 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[3].
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42Hasan PikerWikipedia 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.[4]
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30Dr. Jen Gunter,Wikipedia 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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79TheQuarteringCreate 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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23American Conservative UnionWikipedia and its CPACWikipedia (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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38Austen "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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5Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff,Wikipedia 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 Finnish blogger and MP, and the former 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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1Elizabeth Heng,Wikipedia a failed California candidate for the House of Representatives who sparked controversy recently over an ad her campaign comparing AOC to the Khmer Rouge[5].
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4Terry Goodkind,Wikipedia 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.[108][109] This Reddit thread title sums it up.[110] And here's an article by actual Randians about him.[111]
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96"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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5Education scienceWikipedia in general. From Woo fads like 'Brain Gym' to debates over Rote LearningWikipedia vs Active LearningWikipedia 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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45HedgewikCreate 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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63I'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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8Derrick JensenWikipedia 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, 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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60PSA 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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54Michael 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.[112][113][114] 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.[115][116][117]
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24A page for Brock Turner,Wikipedia 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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