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26Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He has recently gained online infamy and become an academic darling of "anti-SJWs" for his outspoken opposition to Bill C-16 (which would amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to protect transpeople from discrimination and hate speech) on the grounds of "free speech," and for stating he would refuse to address trans students and faculty by their preferred pronouns (unless they ask him really, REALLY nicely). He also claims student protesters and the university are trying to silence him. As a result, he is fast becoming an influential figure among Free Speech Warriors. This is extremely lucrative - his Patreon pulls in $47,000 a frickin' month.
9The Unite the Right rally that happened in Charlottesville. As if being swarmed with Neo-Nazis and involving a terrorist attack wasn't enough, prior to finding the actual killer, a bunch of 4Chan vigilantes identified and doxxed a innocent man resulting in him receiving death threats.[1] Now that it's apparent the killer wasn't a Muslim or a leftist, it must obviously have been a false flagging funded by George Soros!!!1[2]
5Jimmy Dore, progressive comedian and TYT affiliate who hosts The Jimmy Dore Show and Aggressive Progressives. Has an occasional habit of parroting conspiracy theories, such as suggesting Hillary Clinton may have Parkinson's disease [1] [2], the chemical attack in Syria being a false flag [3] [4], and that Seth Rich's murder was connected to the DNC leaks [5].
87God's Not Dead 2 the verdict is in! The movie sucks. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gods_not_dead_2/.
114The Satanic Temple.[6] A group of Satanists that are fairly active with social and political issues surrounding religious freedom, including their current mission to get a statue of Satan erected outside the Oklahoma state capital building.
3Illusory truth effect "The illusory truth effect (also known as the truth effect, the illusion-of-truth effect, the reiteration effect, the validity effect, and the frequency-validity relationship) is the tendency to believe information to be correct after repeated exposure."- Illusory truth effectWikipedia's W.svg Used by Alex Jones and Trump to promote alternative facts against the Mainstream Jew Media. This effect is so strong that debunking usually has no effect on the people who fall victim to the Illusory truth effect. See also: Big Lie. Currently a near-worthless stub, needs moar.
111"Everyone is racist - I just admit it" - an argument that certain racist individuals and organisations use to justify their prejudices. (Comment: Actually, it's a form of a more general argument: "everyone is [negative quality X], therefore [my (extreme) form of X] is OK", though I'm not sure what to call that one)
0Strange Mysteries [7], for the same reasons as Beyond Science.
3Beyond Science of Mike Chen: A YouTube channel with 1.7 million subscribers and 243 million views (and 4 spinoff channels). Example videos include: 7 REAL LIFE Gates to HELL You Can ACTUALLY Travel to, The Mysterious SEALED Temple Door NO ONE Can Open: Last Door of Padmanabhaswamy, US Company to Start Trials 'REAWAKENING the Dead', 250,000 Year Old Aluminum May be Proof of ANCIENT ALIENS, 5 REAL LIFE Cases of TELEPORTATION, Asteroid Wiped Out ‘Highly Advanced’ Civilization 13,000 Years Ago, Will Happen Again, BREAKING: NASA Sending a Mission to TOUCH the SUN. The channel probably isn't related to Epoch Times' Beyond Science.
14Brittany Pettibone is an American alt-right author that was one of the early promoters of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory. She also hosts the Virtue of the West podcast with British white nationalist Tara McCarthy, and is a contributor to Richard Spencer's blog Alternative Right. Currently a mention under Webshites.

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These suggestions have scored 75 or more. We would love you to write something on-mission for them! See RationalWiki:Most upvoted to do entries for a list sorted by upvotes.
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204America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty, by Marty Klein. It's about the desperate efforts of the American Right to stop any form of sexual activity except vaginal intercourse between married couples in the missionary position with clothes on, the lights off and no birth control from taking place.
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185Something along the lines of race and police brutality in the United States – title flexible, obviously – is desperately needed. There are tons of major incidents that have received widespread coverage (Michael Brown and Eric Garner being probably the most prominent) that all follow the same pattern: cop shoots and kills black person in circumstances that didn't warrant violent action, then gets away with it. Cover the incidents, cover the statistics, cover right-wing media distortions of the incidents, cover protests, cover riots and maybe even online responses (#BlackLivesMatter).
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158 We should have an article on Christian supremacy, the societal mindset in the US promotes the superiority of Christianity and by extension Christians, be they social or institutionalized norms. (Think of the phrase "It's the Christian thing to do.") Note: we already have an article on the United States as a Christian nation.
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131Colin Powell, or how a moderate Republican got suckered into peddling the Iraq War.
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135Hellstorm - Neo-Nazi "documentary" currently getting hundreds of thousands of views on youtube. While it's obvious propaganda, I don't personally have the full historical knowledge to give it a proper RWing. [EDIT] Start of a timeline-critique draft here: User:FuzzyCatPotato/Hellstorm
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129Implicit bias - when you don't think you're biased against a group, but you behave as if you are (and most people behave that way in tests).
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110Surprised that Malcolm Gladwell is a redlink. His glibness and propagation of scientific misconceptions in the name of popular science is definite article material. Also, history as an actual corporate shill. Also, the rich are so hard done by.
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104Indigenous science, an other way of knowing with a strange resemblance to made-up BS. Has an actual meaning, then getting culturally useful but scientifically questionable, but now basically just made-up BS. Spotted on /r/skeptic.
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113Either saturated fat or cholesterol: Since the discovery that there are two types of LDL cholesterol -- small, dense and large, fluffy -- the paleo diet crowd has started using that fact as an excuse to claim that saturated fat doesn't contribute to heart disease. (More recently, the health difference between long-chain and medium-chain saturated fatty acids has come under scrutiny.)
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108Florence Nightingale, a nurse who was an early pioneer of evidence-based medicine.
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106False rape accusations. While this is partially covered in the article on rape apology, it could use its own article, since it's the favourite canard of the "men's rights" movement and it seems to creep into any serious discussion about rape.
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91Fight The New Drug, an organization dedicated to teaching the ills of pornography as well as treating addiction to porn using all the wrong methods. Full of Mormons and with some direct LDS Church support.
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85Vicious cycle - I've heard some people making arguments involving vicious cycles being falsely accused of making circular arguments.
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125NoFap and Your Brain On Porn. If you've been on Reddit for long enough you should know what NoFap is: A subreddit (and now a site) about abstaining from porn and/or masturbation; movement is full of claims that abstaining from porn and/or masturbation gives them "superpowers". Your Brain On Porn is a site and book by Gary Wilson claiming that pornography is the new cocaine. I don't have a particular stance on it, but I'd like to see some RationalWiki writers take a look at them.
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98Hypochondria. Wikipedia article, Not quite the same as self-diagnosis, but relevant. Current article is a near-worthless stub.
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92Elon Musk is a business magnate, inventor, engineer and investor. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal. Has recently taken to talking up transhumanist and singularitarian woo as if it's solid engineering. One crappy stub version was already deleted, so please do a half-decent one if you do this one. Currently a redirect to Hyperloop.
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91Tiananmen Square Massacre - Pretty self-explanatory, a very violent crackdown on a peaceful protest which the Chinese government continues to cover up to this day.

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These are the most recent ideas for new articles. Remove if downvoted to death
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1Either Mindfulness or Mindfulness industry which is quite a thing now. See https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wheres-the-proof-that-mindfulness-meditation-works1/
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2Mouthy Buddha.Liberterian and Skeptic youtube. Recently started controversy. By posting videos on the Jewish question and whether or not Hitler was a bad guy.
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4Labour Theory of Value. A cornor stone in Marxist theory, it states that the value of a product comes from the labour hours and intensity put in it. This is cruicial for Marxism as it states that the bourgeoisie by only paying his workers a wage and pocketing the rest is exploiting his workers as he is profiting off their labour and nothing else, thus justifying class conflict. If this is debunked or proven, it will be highly influential on whether or not a Marxist or Marxist inpired system is justified.
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4Bearing. Youtube skeptic who's vidoes are mainly just roasts of feminists, fat people, transgender and gender queer people. He recently made a video where he explained why he was going to vote no to making sam sex marriage legal in Australia. He has over 400,000 Youtube subscribers, almost 300 vidoes and over 43,000,000 views.
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4Undoomed. Youtube skeptic and atheist. Does a lot of anti-feminist vidoes but has also recently done vidoes against BLM aswell. His main gimmik is that his avatar is slenderman and he has a pretty cool voice. over 310,000 subscribers, over 32,000,000 views and 163 videos.
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3Cosmetics woo. Strong overlap with Alternative medicine, Bodybuilding woo, and whatever the Food woo trend is at the time. The beauty industry is one of the primary sources of ambient woo exposure for most people living in modern Western societies, and products using unproven plant extracts for supposed medicinal properties are available at any level of the market, meaning it is very likely that most keen believers of the Naturalistic fallacy came to this belief through shampoo advertisements. It's also on-mission as this has real potential to cause harm, especially to young women; online recipes for "natural", preservative-free personal care products have been known to mutilate skin, rot teeth, and significantly increase risk of skin Cancer, or at least dye people's hairlines neon yellow. Quack beauty products also form a major revenue source for NaturalNews, the Food Babe and Goop, as well as many high-end companies which make a killing through flogging $2000 moisturisers, Swiss apple stem cells, snail slime and copper peptides, none of which are proven to work. At the same time, there are hyped ingredients like retinol, which, while its side effects are significant, has been shown through conventional medical research to cure mild to horrific acne; this is a topic a little more complicated than 'all the gunk is just the same'. Very big and complex topic; current page is a stub.
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2World of Warcraft. The MMO video game for excellence, that has been around for 13 years (and counting) having millions of subscribers. Given its popularity, that it's precisely a video game, its genre (fantasy) and what it entails (Dungeons & Dragons-lifted off stuff as elves, orcs, etc, paganism, magic, demons, dragons, undead, etc.), those reports of people who got addicted to it often to negligent extremes, and sucking more than a black hole, I'm more than sure it will have been the target of Fundies and the like (not to mention sensationalist/dishonest reporters).
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3Chapo Trap House, a popular left-wing podcast. While it dedicates much of its time to mocking conspiracy theories of both the left and right, tearing into Austrian school economists, and the various hateful and crankish writings of Very Serious People (many of whom, such as Megan McArdle and Ben Shapiro, are already represented on this wiki), it has also received significant amounts of criticism for its bro-ish, 'dirtbag' tone, casual use of slurs and occasional regurgitation of Tankie talking points. Also subject to a lot of conspiracy theories accusing it of being a Russian psyop.
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0Rwanda, an East African country with progressive (given its area) laws on homosexuality.
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3Semen retention: A form of alternative therapy based around the theory that men who do not ejaculate semen gain superpowers from retaining more masculine essence, such as increased physical strength and various psychic powers. (Think Fortunato from the Wild Cards books.) Derived from an extremely liberal reading of Tantra, and currently promoted by great thinkers such as Mike Cernovich, the Proud Boys (a bunch of wankers who claim to be "no wank") and various bodybuilding and alt-med cranks. While it's partially covered by Masturbation and NoFap, the former is based on crank theories about negative results from masturbating, not the insane claimed benefits of not masturbating, and NoFap is a specific subculture within this larger movement. I think we need a general and, uh, as tasteful as possible overview about this sticky subject.
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2Teal Swan: A manipulative woman spouting New Age pseudoscientific bullshit with about 400000 subscribers (cult members?) on YouTube. Example: [8].
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4Catalonia: the up-and-coming next European country. The recent referendum and violence and suppression around it is pretty big international news, and maybe its past anarchist swinging could be of interest (as George Orwell would describe in Homage to Catalonia).
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4Plant-based enzymes: Various businesses and "medical professionals" (who lead said businesses) say that "plant-based enzymes" are apparently not denatured within gastric acid in order to sell them as food supplements. Examples: [9][10]
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3Gary Ruskin: Alt-health dude who founded the anti-GMO group US Right To Know.
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2Patterns of Evidence: A movie/book promoting Evidence for the Exodus.
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3Tuttle Twins: A children's book series featuring a little boy and girl spouting libertarian talking points. Apparently they're taking the fundie approach and trying to get em' while they're young.
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1LifeWave: A placebo "health" product.
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2Mike LesterWikipedia's W.svg — A pro-Trump, conservative political cartoonist who assaulted his wife. His comics are regularly posted on Infowars.com
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8James Damore - Google employee who wrote a hysterical 10 page essay accusing woman of being emotional while on work hours. Unsurprisingly, he was fired and is now considered a martyr for the so called right wing "free speech" movement.
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8Kaiser Wilhelm II - Ruler of Germany during World War One and coiner of the term "Yellow Peril". While the Entente powers were far from innocent either, he did certainly help escalate tensions with other nations with the naval arms race and ending Otto von Bismarck's policy of not pissing off Russia. After losing the war, rather than blaming himself, blamed the Jews and argued they should all be gassed. I wonder how that turned out?
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8Computing Forever - Is Denial of Gender Reality the Path to Communism? Is Tommy Robinson a British hero? It the mainstream media brainwashing and controlling us? No, but with Computing forever having 250,000 subscribers and 55,000,000 views, a hell of a lot of people believe this anyway. User:Penguinjoy0/Computing Forever.
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3Spoon theory,Wikipedia's W.svg the mental health taxation thing.
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3Francis E. Dec. Come on, that man at the very least played on the same league as Gene Ray
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7Alien abduction insurance, because apparently that's a thing.
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9Jeff Durbin is a pastor at Apologia Church in Tempe, Arizona. At first glance, he looks like your typical American hipster, but looks can be deceiving. He's a fundamentalist and is the leader of the Red Door Ministry, a radical anti-abortion group that believes that any woman who gets an abortion should receive the death penalty. Along with picketing outside his local Planned Parenthood, Durbin hosts a weekly show on his YouTube channel, Apologia Studios. http://nypost.com/video/this-tattooed-hipster-says-abortion-deserves-the-death-penalty/
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7The Last Temptation of Christ. Think The Passion of the Christ only 20 years earlier, and 20 times more controversial.
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7International Monetary Fund. 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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7A Patriot's History of the United States, a textbook created as a "truthful" reply to A People's History of the United States and all the leftist bias in history books. Contains trace amounts of global warming denialism, Obama citizenship denial, whitewashing of anything bad that ever happened, and probably other bullshit. This is sometimes used as a complimentary textbook or the main textbook (!) in US history college classes or Advanced Placement courses.
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6 Greg Palast A far-left Journalist "forensic economist and activist chalk full of incredible sounding stories supported by laughably bad evidence. His work is defined by [[11] stupidity] and defamation of those who disagree with him. An example Palast constantly engages in name dropping and sexist commentary.
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6 The National Legion of DecencyWikipedia's W.svg was a group of Catholics that attempted to censor movies both though judicial means as well as boycotts and warning followers away from objectionable content
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11Daryl Gates was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1978 to 1992. He was highly controversial due to his hardline, aggressive, paramilitary approach to law enforcement. He also earned notoriety for his controversial rhetoric on many occasions. Some of the most notable examples of this were: that infrequent or casual drug users "ought to be taken out and shot" because "we're in a war" and even casual drug use is considered "treason" and his dismissive response to concerns about excessive force by police employing "chokeholds." In 1982, Gates attributed several deaths of people held in chokeholds to the theory that "blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in 'normal people.'"
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6The Thaw, a 5 minute rant by Reach America filled with the usual suspects including the Christian persecution complex, lack of knowledge regarding the establishment clause, and America as a christian nation.
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9Emer Prevost, apparently an awful MRA who died recently. Reader request. There's an ED article which may be minable for actual sources.
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-1Daron Acemoglu, yet another neocon "intellectual" who argues that America moving away from Trumpism would be not only impossible but undesirable.
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8The online Hapa community (or another title along these lines). There exists a moderately sizable, moderately vocal online community of half-white, half-Asian men pissed about the ubiquitousness of interracial couples composed of white men and Asian women, and who claim that having been born from such pairings themselves has bestowed them with mental illnesses, an inability to attract women, and hopeless futures among other things (they often cite Elliot Rodger as one of their numbers). r/Hapas is easily the community's principal watering hole; Model Minority is another. While the fetishization of Asian women is certainly a legitimate issue, this community often approaches the level of whininess, narcissism and misogyny characteristic of MRAs, MGTOWs, and Incels.
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11Reich-Wing Watch is a YouTube channel dedicated to exposing any far-right individual and group who's political philosophy parallels that of fascist leaders like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
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4FisherofMen, one of the oldest members of Youtube's Conspiracy community (And probably one of the craziest). Notable mostly because he was arrested in 2016 for threatening to attack what he believes are enemies to Christianity/America if some vague crisis happens (read: Gays/Non-Christians). While some of the more pleasant cranks like WhiteRabbit just simply hopes he gets better from his "Illness", FisherofMen has recently been released and is now framing himself as one of the first "Christian Martyrs" of the New World Order, despite his trial and sentencing being publicized.
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7Trumpwave is a subgenre of vaporwave and synthwave that focuses on Donald Trump. Vice writes that Trumpwave exploits vaporwave's ambivalence towards the corporate culture it engages with, allowing it to recast Trump as "the modern-day inheritor of the mythologized 80s, a decade that is taken to stand for racial purity and unleashed capitalism".
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8MEMRI.org is a pro Israel language translation organization. Considered to be negatively Biased and tries to paint Arabs,and Muslims by cherry picking by some.
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15Lectin-free is the latest bit of food woo to turn up.
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16How about an article on PewDiePieWikipedia's W.svg, especially concerning the Wall Street Journal exposé on his anti-Semitic videos and the fallout that resulted from it. Also should document him slowly buddying up with the alt-right following the fiasco.
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20McDonald's coffee lawsuit (Liebeck v. McDonald's RestaurantsWikipedia's W.svg) is an infamous lawsuit usually brought up to show how obsessed Americans are with suing people. However the lawsuit is far more reasonable with the plaintiff suffering third degree burns, originally suing only for medical expenses and the coffee itself being so hot it was considered unfit for consumption which was an issue that McDonalds knew for years.
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5McMansion is a pejorative term for a large "mass-produced" dwelling, constructed with low-quality materials and craftsmanship, using a mishmash of architectural symbols to invoke connotations of wealth or taste, executed via poorly thought-out exterior and interior design. Note: A previous attempt was deleted in 2012.
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6Brett Keane, who apparently was the original YouTube atheist, being the inspiration for all others like TheAmazingAtheist et al., although he has since alternated between christianity and atheism, mainly because of plagiarism and vote boting his videos, as well as being an e-begger. Today has a very small audience. His wife divorced him due to domestic violence.
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5biofeedback is the awareness and control of physical responses in the body that may be useful for treating stress and anxiety. Articles like brainwave woo link to the biofeedback page (which is currently a fork) and is referenced in many other articles so it is probably a good idea for all those links to go somewhere
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8Cult of Saturn, an ambiguous, but obviously evil (and nonexisting) cult that Conspiracy Theorists like to invoke when their Apophenia isn't working enough for the usual, boring Illuminati symbols to be shoehorned. Simple things like cubes and rings are proof of some grand Conspiracy.
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16Fan death: see Wikipedia, The Atlantic, Ask A Korean, NPR. Unrelatedly, the myth that fans can decapitate: see Mythbusters, The Onion, Google Groups 1, 2, StraightDope, Quora, Reddit. The ESFI's fact-sheet suggested 19,700 injuries, no deaths; the current page has no information on ceiling fans. There's even a political angle.
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25Straight pride is a slogan that arose in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has been used primarily by social conservative groups as a political stance and strategy. The term is described as a response to gay pride adopted by various LGBT groups in the early 1970s or to the accommodations provided to gay pride initiatives. Straight pride backlash incidents have generated controversy and media attention. School policies and court decisions regarding freedom of expression have drawn particular attention, spotlighting individuals protesting school expressions against harassment of LGBT adolescents.
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2No Bullshit: YouTuber with almost 10 million views. Currently a worthless stub that will probably be killed soon if it's not improved in short order. Worthless stub deleted twice, please do something of substance if you're going to bother.I would love to not be the only one contributing.
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-4Andrew Wilkow Conservative radio host know for hosting on: Sirius XM Patriot know for saying "We are right they are wrong end of story." Was created once then killed in short order, please do something decent if you're going to.
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-3EazyonMe,Canadian YouTuber, Ex-Muslim
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-2Bruno Borges, brazilian man who is missing since 3/27/2017, many scripts and symbols were found in his room, books with several numbered annotations,a statue of Giordano Bruno. He was new, studied psychology, very well seen by friends and family, and also known by an abnormal intelligence. Alchemist symbols of human transmutation and the tree of life of the Kabbalah can be seen in a video one of his relatives uploaded [12]
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5David Pakman and/or The David Pakman ShowWikipedia's W.svg, anybody?
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9William Walker, 19th century American mercenary who in 1856 was hired to fight in the Nicaraguan civil war and decided to seize power for himself in the hopes of creating a pro-slavery, Amerocentric regime in Central America.
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2Keto diet, 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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2Uplift (science fiction)Wikipedia's W.svg, the process of a sentient species enhancing the intelligence of another species with transhumanist sci-fi technologies. Eliezer Yudkowsky of Less Wrong writes on the topic. Many believers in UFOs are hoping that space aliens will eventually grant us such a boon. It would compliment the page for Cybernetic revolt and could discuss the CybermanWikipedia's W.svg's burden to assimilate and upgrade others against their will.
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8 Steven Bonnell II, better known as Destiny, is a Twitch streamer that recently gained fame for his debate with YouTuber JonTron. He also did debates with notable Anti-SPOOKs such as Lauren Southern and Sargon of Akkad (twice), as well as infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli.
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-2 Crush filmsWikipedia's W.svg, gold fish swallowingWikipedia's W.svg and gerbillingWikipedia's W.svg, similar to the proposed article for dog fighting cock fighting and bull fighting, animal violence for entertainment though in this case porn not sport. Reports of crush fetish snuff films on the internet extend to documented instances of monkeys [13] and alleged reports of human babies on darknet.
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7ThuggeesWikipedia's W.svg Worshippers of the goddess Kali who according to colonial British sources believed themselves to have been created from her sweat, they were known to strangle travelers; Guinness Book of Records estimates they killed two million people and Political scientist David C. Rapoport says theya re the most destructive terrorist group in history. Mentioned as an example of nutpicking.
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0AghorisWikipedia's W.svg Hindu shaiva sadhus with practices opposite orthodox hindus who meditate in cremation grounds making skull cups covered in ashes. They believe opposites are illusory and that all that happens is perfect. Mentioned as an example of nutpicking.
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11broken window policing Another police practice that became popular in the 1990s that focuses on the idea that a area that seems more crime ridden will encourage crime. This practice was used to encourage stop and frisk procedures and was focused on minority populations.
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10Eyewitness testimony A common police procedure known for being unreliable but also known for having terrible methodology in regards to preventing contamination. An example of this is the police lineup which pressures the witness into picking someone out of the lineup even when the perpetrator isn't present
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18Doctor Who Arguably the most popular science fiction program in the world. Numerous scientists have commented on the possibility of the various technologies addressed, though seemingly not hard science advocate Richard Dawkins, despite being married to actress Lalla WardWikipedia's W.svg who played Time Lady Romana. [14] It would be worth including a discussion of the actual educational merits of the show which began as a BBC children's program, and whether or not it promotes harmful science woo doing harm to the young as the Chinese government alleges all time travel fiction does. [techland.time.com/2011/04/13/china-decides-to-ban-time-travel/] There are bound to be homophobes complaining about the latest companion being gay. [15]
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10HeartMath Institute, a reader request. "HeartMath® is a scientifically validated system of techniques and technologies that will help you to transform your stress, boost your resilience and empower higher performance." [16] [17] [18]
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9Dunno how we've missed covering Louise MenschWikipedia's W.svg. From middling-thick Tory MP to expat Brit in America singularity of weird and dumb. Lots of RW material here. She is known to harass women with false accusations of spying. 4chan is leaking fake documents to Mensch to an attempt to destroy the left.
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11Foreign Workers in Asia and the Middle East. To support their families, people of low socioeconomic status from developing countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines often travel to perform unskilled labor in capacities such as domestic service and construction work in nouveau-riche countries such as Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Singapore, wherein they are often subject to borderline slave-like conditions, including rape, domestic abuse and non-payment of wages, against which they have no means of legal recourse.
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13Male gaze red linked on sexual objectification, the name is used frequently in feminist analysis in the arts and humanities, though it is used somewhat less in psychology or sociology. The article should also include the lesbian, gay, hetero sexual female and trans equivalents of the visual cues of objectification. On one hand the my face is up here T shirt makes a valid point, but on the other hand telling someone their glance hurts you or that their gaze makes the stars collapse outside the village menstrual hut can make them feel like Scott SummersWikipedia's W.svg; perhaps a see also for the evil eye. What constitutes an inappropriate amount of gawking can be difficult to quantify and varies by individual and culture but is a major and nebulous societal issue, while wearable tech that can record video complicates the issue.
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6War on Halloween Not actually a phrase that's thrown around in the news like the War on Christmas is by Fox, but many churches actively oppose the celebration of Halloween and even secular groups have opposition to both the supernatural inspiration of the holiday as well as certain costumes derived from historical hate groups such as Nazi's or the KKKWikipedia's W.svg. Any costume with fake weapons is also prohibited in many schools and ethnic stereotypes are also frowned upon at universities, which technically should include Egyptian mummies, Voodoo zombies, werewolves made from gypsy cursesWikipedia's W.svg and vampires with thick Transylvanian accents. That basically leaves costumes appropriated from European mythology, animals modern jobs, dressing up as your biological ancestors, something without weapons from Comicon, bigfoot and aliens. Does your child need to be both in a wheel chair and bald to inoffensively dress as Professor XWikipedia's W.svg for Halloween, or just one or the other?
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11Argumentum ad vos-fistula, literally, "argument from you-tube"; a logical fallacy where "facts" are cited to videos found on Youtube. Or just Argumentum ad YouTube if you want anyone to click on the title ever.
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8 The Doctors, the CBS show that focuses on medical/health issues. Given its popular status, I think RationalWiki editors should have a look at it.
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5 Perhaps an article on science advisers for fictional works in TV and film [19], Dr. John Underkoffler was one of the first for Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Also ties into the authors of the science of superheroes books, Michio Kaku Science of the Impossible is another good source.
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7Inception the 2010 film about experiencing and interfacing with other peoples dreams through technology, compliments the article request for the equally fantastical Interstellar. This Forbes article mentions a team in Japan and can reconstruct simple black-and-white images the subject is viewing by analyzing the blood flow in the brain’s visual cortex. According to Dr. Jack Gallant "“I think it’s legitimate for some people to have some concerns about brain-reading technology being used for bad things, but nobody has to be worried about one of those bad things being writing stuff to the brain.” [20]
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6Donnie Romero is an American Independent Baptist pastor and the founder of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. He is yet another cohort of both Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist and Roger Jimenez of Verity Baptist and he is just as bad as both of them.
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7Color psychology is distinct from color therapy and attributes attributes to colors; featured in Forbes.
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8Hentai is popular with Gamergaters and MRA's but there's little scientific analysis of it in Japan, or western academia.
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8Paul Wittenberger is an Independent Baptist conspiracy-oriented filmmaker from Phoenix, AZ and a former Hollywood production crew member for film and television. He has directed and produced such "documentaries" as After the Tribulation, The Book of Revelation, New World Order Bible Versions, and Marching to Zion, all of which he collaborated with Steven Anderson. His website, http://framingtheworld.com/, is where he sells his "documentaries" and other merchandise. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1509561/
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10Recaptioning or a less generic name - specifically, the alt-right practice of "redpilling" cartoons by other artists with white nationalist captions. Examples include Ben Garrison (whose opinions are half way there) and Sarah Andersen (whose opinions aren't).
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10 Aestheticization of violenceWikipedia's W.svg, considering how many GamerGate articles with references mentioning sexism, elaborating more on violence in fiction in general seems appropriate and on mission and this topic would cover more mediums than just video games, stretching back well into antiquity. There's a number of fairly reputable news sources commenting on this [21] and [22], as well as some claims by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry whom appear to be academic and don't seem to be religiously founded like the Parents Television Council. It would be nice to establish if there's a scientific consensus on this.
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16Catholicism and far-right politics, the wikipedia category includes quite a few entries from the modern era. I don't think simply adding this to the page for Catholicism is a good idea because it will most likely end up almost as long as rest of the page, like how Child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church has 55 references compared to Catholicisms 56.
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13Eastern Orthodoxy and far-right politics, ditto for this one.
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4Eric Barger[23], self-proclaimed as "widely recognized in the area of Christian Apologetics and Discernment Ministry," is yet another Christian preacher with a shitty web site and lots of books and propaganda to sell.
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10The OTHER Patrick Moore (Greenpeace founder), the one who founded and now opposes Greenpeace. He appears to be a climate change denialist. (c.f. this video: [24]).
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10Dean Saxton aka Brother Dean is a University of Arizona student who gained some media attention in 2013 for his protests on campus with Westboro-styled signs declaring that women who wear "short shorts" deserve to be raped, that "sorority girls" are whores, predictable homophobic slogans, and other bizarreness. While there is mention of him on the Brother Jed article, I think he should have his own article.
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18Love JihadWikipedia's W.svg, 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 datingWikipedia's W.svg, the Christian version.
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10James White, a theologian and Christian debater. Smart man. Typically rips apart opponents, such as Muslims and Mormons. See here for his main website.
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7Paul Craig Roberts, whose sometimes-legitimate criticisms of U.S. foreign policy are lost amid his sea of false flag accusations. (Website here: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ )
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22Shouldn't We have an article on slavery in the Qur'an? There's an article on slavery in the Bible.
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12Gary Franchi a.k.a Next News Network is being put on notice for the following: 9/11 trutherism, doomsday soothsayer, clickbait headlines with questionable validity, and also spreading fake news at a rate. In a nutshell, he makes Alex Jones of all people look sane.
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10Dr. Mary's Monkey 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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11Dana Loesch, tea party activist, host at TheBlaze, and batshit gun-nut. She used to be a democrat before the 9/11 attacks. Also has a knack for Quote mining/ref>. I'm actually surprised no one has done an article on her yet.
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9Original position; the question of what society people would choose if they didn't know where in said society they'd start off in. Not a particularly extensive topic, but useful for understanding some of the nuttier "utopias"; e.g., people advocating for eugenics and so forth never consider the possibility they wouldn't be the ones on top.
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14Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) Religious apologetics website that claims to debunk atheism and prove God, led by the "brilliant" Matt Slick.
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8Terence P. Jeffrey Wrote Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life.Wikipedia's W.svg and writes for CNSNews.com.
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18Gab.aiWikipedia's W.svg, a social network known to some critics as the "Twitter of the alt-right". Many people who were banned or suspended from Twitter, such as Tila Tequila, Milo Yiannopolous and Richard Spencer, have migrated there.
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17Gavin McInnesWikipedia's W.svg, a former VICE co-founder that quickly became an influential talking head for the alt-right, having contributed to VDARE, Rebel Media, and Taki's Magazine. The guy who apparently actually succeeded in getting kicked off Thought Catalog.
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22Deep state, also known as State within a stateWikipedia's W.svg, is a political situation in a country when an internal organ, such as the armed forces and civilian authorities (intelligence agencies, police, administrative agencies and branches of governmental bureaucracy), does not respond to the civilian political leadership. Although the state within the state can be conspiratorial in nature, the Deep State can also take the form of entrenched unelected career civil servants acting in a non-conspiratorial manner, to further their own interests (e.g., job security, enhanced power and authority, pursuit of ideological goals and objectives, and the general growth of their agency) and in opposition to the policies of elected officials, by obstructing, resisting, and subverting the policies and directives of elected officials. In the United States, the term "deep state" has devolved into a conspiracy theory used by conservatives as a scapegoat for anything that pushes back on their agenda.[25] Right wingers also use the analogous term shadow government.[26] Obama Shadow Government set up in DC working behind the scenes to "take down Trump". This evil counterinsurgency supposedly includes Michael Moore (and anybody who publicly criticizes Trump). See also The "Deep State" is real, but not in the way you'd think.
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32Rex Tillerson is an American energy executive, civil engineer, and diplomat who is the 69th and current United States Secretary of State, serving since February 1, 2017. Tillerson joined ExxonMobil in 1975 and rose to serve as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company from 2006 to 2016.
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15Belle GibsonWikipedia's W.svg is a young Australian woman who fooled large sections of the media and huge numbers of people that she had miraculously recovered from several episodes of terminal cancer, strokes and major heart surgery (her scars had miraculously disappeared too) through nothing more than following a healthy diet and using alternative medicine. She became a star of the celebrity circuit, and sales of her Apple app (which was featured by Apple in promotional material for their Apple Watch) and book The Whole Pantry made her rich, but she unfortunately neglected to make the promised charitable donations and instead splashed out on a high-flying lifestyle. In 2015 the begrudgers won out and she finally admitted her entire story was fabricated. Interestingly, she claims that delusionality was the reason for her false claims, and was later discovered selling more scam health advice under a pseudonym.[27]
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25Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible narratives. The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional anachronisms.
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83Do we have an article on the tendency of cranks and their followers to dishonestly cite a letter to the editor in a peer-reviewed journal as if it indicates the journal supports their crackpottery or somehow magically proves their claims? Not quite quote mining. Needs a snappy name too.
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27Nathan Larson is a "Red Pill Libertarian" who was convicted in 2009 of threatening to kill President Obama. He also believes that believes fathers ought to be allowed to marry their daughters, and that marital rape and child pornography should be legalized. He is also running for state delegate in Virginia's 31st District. As User:Tisane (later socking as User:Landmartian), he's also the very first person to be so egregious as to be banned from RationalWiki, for his essay advocating paedophilia.
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17The so-called People’s Protection Force and Kevin Mugur Galalae. Here’s their "manifesto". Seems to me like some kinda super-crank magnetic mixture of the Alt-right (hails Trump as an anti-NWO hero, calls itself "Alt-news", defends Adolf Hitler outright, rants about the importance of traditional family structure) and NaturalNews/Zeitgeist Movement/GlobalResearch.ca-type moonbats in general (supports the Occupy movement, defends Russian propaganda).
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19Quite frankly, I'm surprised Kellyanne Conway hasn't gotten a page yet.
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6Ami Horowitz, who recently came into the spotlight for being cited in Donald Trump's "Sweden Incident" debacle. As of yet, Horowitz's claims have been debunked by numerous sources, including Swedish authorities.
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2truththeory.com
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21Questions White Men have for SPOOKs, a notorious Gish Gallop by the "Rationals" done as a "style parody" of two sketches by Buzzfeed. I'm shocked how this hasn't gotten a side-by-side rebuttal here yet, given its content being a bunch of strawman representations of intersectional feminism and anti-racism.
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23Heart of Darkness is a novella written in 1899 by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilised people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises questions about imperialism and racism.
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27TL;DR/Teal Deer, yet another of the Rationals, who somehow manages to be even dumber, more smug, and more grating to listen to than his peers. Also known for being unable to let any criticism of himself slide (often completely missing/proving his critic's point in the process), confusing pedantry for intelligence, failing at pedantry, and for being unable to admit when he's wrong, even when his own audience points it out (see when he accused Anita Sarkeesian of making up the term neoliberal), alongside the usual angry right-wing YouTuber faults. (Currently a mention under Webshites.) Also the title of his channel make no fraggling sense since it stands for "Too Long; Didn't Read", and people don't read videos.
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-1Rise Up Society is ostensibly a charitable organization in Kenya run by Jim Nduruchi with the goal of eradicating "jiggers" (parasitic sand fleas). They promote this initiative through graphic YouTube videos of volunteers cutting them out of the flesh of the afflicted, with clickbait pandering to the "trypophobia" crowd. However, a counter group (NSFW pics) and its accompanying YouTube channel claims that Rise Up Society is a scam organization that embezzles its donations, has no medical training, and patients they "treat" tend to relapse or suffer worse secondary infections.
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48Alternative facts - This'll be good.
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20The Golden One is a Swedish nationalist, neo-nazi, bodybuilder, and neopagan Youtuber who is famous for being so ridiculously over-the-top "manly" that he is a manifestation of Poe's Law. While his ideas are despicable, his channel is... well just look at it.
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19Marching to Zion (2015) is an American "documentary" directed by Paul Wittenberger, written by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church, and staring Anderson, as well as Texe Marrs. This "documentary" states that it's about tracing the "history" of the Jewish people from the destruction of the temple in 70 AD to the modern-day nation of Israel, however, it is actually a typical anti-semitic propaganda piece that's filled with heavy bias, strawman, and blatant misconceptions that are utilized throughout the film to undermine the Jewish faith by promoting a replacement theology that claims that Christians are the real Jews. In fact Anderson came under fire by the Jewish community when it was discovered that he lied to the rabbis who were interviewed by telling them the interviews were for a neutral PBS documentary on Jewish history.
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11Hard right folks on the internet keep bringing up Mark Levin's "Liberty Amendments". Basically proposed amendments to the Constitution to strictly enforce Tea Party dogma. Perhaps a point-by-point deconstruction is in order?
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21I can't believe we still don't have an article on White Aryan ResistanceWikipedia's W.svg.
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95:2 diet: A method of eating that supposedly prevents/reduces cancer. [28][29][30][31][32][33]
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11Currency Manipulation - Tends to come up in anti-China rants. Not sure if it's a Wingnut conspiracy theory, or something real.
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11The Daystar Television Network[34] is a Christian television network established in 1997 by Marcus Lamb. They claim to own 70 television stations in the United States and are a fixture on many cable and satellite networks. Daystar hosts programs from the likes of Jack Van Impe, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, Hal Lindsey, Jim Bakker, and many other fundamentalist televangelists.
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10Roger Jimenez is an independent Baptist pastor at Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento, California. A recording of a sermon, given by Pastor Jimenez, was posted to YouTube on June 13, 2016, the day after the Pulse Orlando Shooting (2016) which brought much criticism. In the video, Pastor Jimenez preached to his congregation that they should not be grieving for the victims of the shooting, and compared them to pedophiles. He is also a cohort of Steven Anderson, which should come to no surprise.
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18Cassie Jaye - a feminist filmmaker who directed the documentary film The Red Pill that details her journey (and eventual descent) into the men's rights movement.
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44Post-truth - a hugely important concept in explaining recent events (the Trump campaign, Brexit, fake news controversy) and how we got to them (tabloid journalism, the Tea Party, Gamergate, the alt-right, etc).
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5On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt.
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22Normalizing appears to be the new buzzword for 2016 signifying once unacceptable things becoming acceptable. Shouldn't we have an article on this?
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24Killer bee/Africanized bee, hyped for many years as a grave threat to American civilisation, but what is the scientific reality? We have a lot of bee and honey articles but not this. Maybe we could build some kind of a wall?
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36Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth to make it habitable by Earth-like. Prospective planets include Mars and Venus. We can also do an article regarding the philsophical concerns within biology and ecology as to whether terraforming other worlds is an ethical endeavor.
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11Liberland, a particularly silly and amusing micronation scam. Currently a redirect to Micronation, but there's material here for a proper article. Founder is of course a serial scammer, with several other serial scammers participating.
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6Sojourners,american magazine with conservative bent
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11John F. MacArthur, known for his best-selling bible commentary, but after looking at his Wikipedia page (John F. MacArthurWikipedia's W.svg) he seems a crazy of a high degree, on the fringe of mainstream Protestantism, and to have been involved in several controversies - all of which is rather worrying considering the influence he has on how the Bible is interpreted.
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16Saqqara Bird, a wooden artifact recovered from Egypt and carved in the image of, as one might expect by the name, a bird. With a wingspan of little more than half a foot, it is a fairly small construct, but this hasn't stopped people from claiming that it must have been a model for actual flying devices invented by the ancient Egyptians, which "mysteriously" left absolutely no evidence of their existence outside of this artifact. Most of this stems from its tail being vertical instead horizontal, the fact that birds are aerodynamic, as well as the works by such sorts as Martin Gregoria who built an upscaled version where the startling discovery was made that the thing was far too heavy and unstable to even glide. As one might expect, this of course hasn't stopped others from claiming they've made their own models work.
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7Inteligen, a new form of wooplement that is hitting the internet streets via url shortened spamlinks, google result url spams and other link obfuscating methods. their ad policy http://goodllwits.com/intl/wmyy/inteligen?bhu=bHVFxtJVSq1qDzzkWhcNF3wmhaMzLCaYbn#37686 and http://www.inteligenscam.com/ domain scam blares the red alert on them.
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18 Hunting Hitler, 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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23Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF) is a community for atheists, humanists, and freethinkers in the military, both within the United States and from around the world. The MAAF can assist U.S. military members to respond to illegal and insensitive religious proselytizing on military bases. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization building community for humanists and other nontheists in the military. The MAAF supports constitutional separation of church and state and First Amendment rights for all service members. It also educates and trains both the military and civilian community about atheism and humanism in the military. Flagship programs for MAAF are its local Network, with over 70 worldwide points of contact, lay leaders, and local groups from Kyrgyzstan to Japan and throughout the US and its Chaplain Outreach program to educate 5000 military chaplains on how to support atheists and humanists in the military. Supporting those major programs are care package delivery, lay leader and chaplain endorsement, and a robust advocacy program to identify and resolve issues to make the military a safe place for nontheists. (Well, as safe as an organization whose purpose is to fight wars can be, at least.)
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16archive.is
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21Ricky Gervais, comedian and internet atheist
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15God on Trial is a 2008 BBC/WGBH Boston television play written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The play takes place in Auschwitz during World War II. The Jewish prisoners put God on trial in absentia for abandoning the Jewish people. The question is if God has broken his covenant with the Jewish people by allowing the Nazis to commit genocide.
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12The Agora, formerly Agora, Inc, is the parent company of many, MANY crank publishers and "news" sites, including Natural News and the below-mentioned MoneyWeek. This body of the crank hydra is infamous for its spam emails offering a "free"* book by some Austrian School nutjob.
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10MoneyWeek (who also runs Capital & Conflict) is a magazine whose website makes wild claims about wealth confiscation before telling you to buy a "report" or sign up for some newsletter. For example, that weird ad at their homepage (http://moneyweek.com)
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6ThePhora, another major hate site. Basically Stormfront with slightly less overt racism.
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7The Crystal Grid: a woo-tastic website.[35]. Besides trying to build worldwide network of crystals, they've got a bogus cell phone radiation blocker.[36]
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31Dakota Access Pipeline protests: Members of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation began protesting the construction of the pipeline in April, and were soon joined by indigenous communities all over North America. The peaceful protests are being suppressed by force, and given scant coverage by mainstream media.
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13Paul McHugh, anti-transgender and anti-gay[37] formerly distinguished psychiatrist, widely criticised by those who've read more recent research.[38] He also defended the Catholic Church (of which he's a member) over paedophile priest allegations, blaming it all on the church for being insufficiently anti-gay.
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11Peace and Freedom Party, California-centred leftist minor party with an impressive range of celebrity Presidential/VP candidates including Roseanne Barr, Cindy Sheehan, Eldridge Cleaver, and Benjamin Spock. Standing again in 2016.
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24Conspiracy theories about higher education (or something of that nature), because the eebill essjaydubyaz are turning campuses into places where you are encouraged not to treat others like crap SAFE SPACEZ with warning people about sensitive topics TRIGGAH WEGHNINGZ!!1! These are chock full of something familiar...
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13Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. Because the film came out during the height of the Cold War era, it is basically pro-American nationalism with Rocky Balboa as the symbol of both the American Dream and American idealism taking on the six foot tall goliath, Ivan Drago, who is the physical embodiment of the Soviet Union.
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25Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is yet another paranoid political documenatary by Dinesh D'Souza about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and an examination of the "history" of the Democratic Party.
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19U.S. support of the Khmer Rouge is a conspiracy theory promoted by some figures on the Left in the U.S. Not sure if it validates its own article, but it could get a section in the Khmer Rouge article.
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9Ener-Chi and/or Andreas Moritz, a peddler of New Age woo. [39]
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15Hoodia gordonii, the plant marketed as Hoodia as an appetite suppressant, even though it totally isn't one (WP). A favourite of herbal and diet scammers.
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25Suzanne "Men. You can’t live with them. You can’t shoot them." Moore. Second-waver "radical feminist" who rejects "modern feminism" because she believes it "spends most of its life not just bending over backwards, but in the doggy position, saying how much it likes men". Accused of being transphobic (if true this would basically make her a TERF). In terms of extremeness could probably be considered somewhere between Andrea Dworkin and Cathy Brennan.
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33Women's studies or Gender studies programs in the Humanities departments of universities. Are they statistically-rigorous investigations of the relationship between gender and society, or a liberal plot to make you hate men?
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17U.S. Right to Know is an organic industry interest group whose practices have been monitored by a user wanting to bring them to light. Activities of this organization include involvement in the FOIA accusations of Kevin Folta, and repeated attempts to silence critics by calling them paid trolls.
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11The Forbidden Knowledge, at theforbiddenknowledge.com. Magnetic crank website with a significant amount of views, combination of Antimasonry, Freeman on the Land, NWO nightmare, and a great example of Haig's law in action.
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27Development dictatorship the curious idea on the right that developing countries have to go through a phase of basically being Singapore, South Korea until the 1980s, Taiwan until the 1980s or China today if they ever want to get out of poverty. Similar and related to the "if only the Chinese were running things" complaint of Western very serious people
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15Correct the Record, a PAC founded by Media Matters creator David Brock to "defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks," and one of the latest boogeymen for angry pro-Trump Redditors.
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23Northwest Front, a crank scheme to "save the white race", etc., by establishing a whites-only enclave in the Pacific Northwest. Going Galt for the alt-right. Here's their website - they have a constitution and everything!
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23kosher tax or kosher tax conspiracy about the Kosher tax conspiracy theoryWikipedia's W.svg, not the actual historic taxes on kosher foodWikipedia's W.svg. Apparently some people think the small labels showing whether a product is kosher dairy or meat are one giant (((Jewish))) conspiracy. Some even believe that the "K" in a circle means the product was made by the Ku Klux Klan!
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14Activia is a mostly irrelevant yoghurt brand these days, but it caused quite a shitstorm a few years ago when the people discovered that the supposed active ingredient, "Bifidus regularis", turned out to be regular old gut bacteria. Classic example of food woo and deepity in action.
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6The Claremont Institute is a conservative think tank, the paleocon complement to the neocon Heritage Foundation and libertarian Ludwig von Mises Institute. Big fans of Leo Strauss, the go-to guys for genteel racism since 1979.
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13Chestahedron, a geometric shape invented by a student of Rudolf Steiner that is claimed to have some mystical connection to the heart.
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24A more global, wider-ranging article on immigration: there is Myths and facts about immigration to the United States, Britain is full and illegal immigrant as well as coverage of Islam in the West, nationalism, and more, but nothing about legal migration in general. Anti-immigrant sentiment is related to racism, but not the same, as it references cultural factors (religion, etc) and worries about overcrowding and economics. Immigration is now a major political issue in much of Europe: cover anti-immigrant parties and agitators. Also, myths advanced by the far-right about immigrants all being criminals, stealing jobs, being lazy, acting as a secret invasion force/being terrorists, etc (which are covered in the US article but not globally). Plus, how worries about immigrants often don't reflect actual levels of immigrants, or the racial/ethnic/religious identity of most immigrants. There may be scope for merging or writing more of an overview.
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34exercise woo, CREATINES! ULTIMATE MUSCLE!! BURN FAT IN 13 HOURS!!!1111
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45Blue Lives Matter is a pro-police movement in the United States. It was started after the killings of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 2014, after they were ambushed in their patrol car. Blue Lives Matter was formed in reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, which seeks to end police brutality against the African American community.
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15The infamous white supremacist and "comedian" Sam Hyde.[40]
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11The so-called War on cash feeds on the revolution in how we are paying for goods – examples of questionable claims include Zero Hedge and even Forbes! – I already made some preliminary notes on this.
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12We need to investigate the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a target of conspiracy theories that allege that the act allows the US government to confiscate savings in the same way as Cyprus did in 2013 (although it I did not get to design new banknotes for them since they did not leave the euro in the end). Examples include govtslaves.info, which itself needs an article, and Zero Hedge.
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17Hindus for Trump; a Hindu nationalist group that fully supports Donald Trump, beliving him to be a reincarnation of Vishnu.
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5We might need to investigate Finca Bayano (http://www.fincabayano.net/en/survival.htm) to figure out this unique kind of survivalist woo that entices people to "Emigrate while you can". Its ads appears in what appears to be another conspiracy site Govtslaves.info, according to this.
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10Jay Severin was a radio show host who openly claimed that all Muslims should be killed.
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20Emperor Constantine I or Constantine the Great. Made Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire and was very involved in the early church[41]. There's a lot of speculation as to whether he really believed, whether he was inspired by a miracle[42], or whether it was just a cynical move[43][44], which makes him rather controversial in some circles. There's various (untrue) traditions like the Donation of Constantine[45], a forgery which supposedly gave Europe to the pope. His mother St Helena was also an important figure in Christianity (finding the true cross lol).
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16Thor Heyerdahl adventurer and writer, some of whose theories verge on pseudohistory. As well as hypothesising that South Americans populated the south Pacific, and sailing a raft to "prove" it, he also sailed from Iraq to Pakistan to suggest other contacts, and had eccentric ideas about an ancient lost civilization in Azerbaijan which may have been connected with Norse mythology ("The Search for Odin"). There are questions as to whether what he did is close to being science. And his ideas don't seem to be well-regarded in academia despite his popular fame and status as a hero in Norway. He is mentioned in a few articles.
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13Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong American actor, martial artist, philosopher, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. His eclectic philosophy often mirrored his fighting beliefs, though he was quick to claim that his martial arts were solely a metaphor for such teachings.
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14Apricot kernel, a "Health food" that causes Cyanide poisoning (see also laetrile). Also basis for a cheap substitute of marzipan
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9Asses see Demons and Cocks see Angels, or some variation on this entertaining title. Belief held by some Muslims which references scripture alongside donkeys and roosters seeing IR/UV to conclude that their braying/crowing is a result of seeing Demons/Angels.
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18Globalism, Term has been used most relevantly by Conservapedia and Someone With Tiny Hands. Appears to refer to something distinct from Globalisation, being used to refer to, approximately, anti-nationalism. (Related to one world government, perhaps?)
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30Vaping - its claimed benefits, conspiracy aspects ("Government trying to kill it because taxes on smoking are higher") and the missionary zeal of some addicts. Currently a redirect to a small section on Tobacco smoking. Draft in progress.
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13ShmitaWikipedia's W.svg, or Shemitah, is a sabbatical year in Judaism that is occasionally a target of anti-Semitic predictions of a global economic collapse (one of the most recent being for 15 September 2015), some of who try to sell religion with it: offenders include Before it's News, The Dollar Vigilante, The Economic Collapse Blog and even InfoWars.
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31Virginity testWikipedia's W.svg "medical procedure" which tests to see if a woman has had sexual intercourse. Human Rights Watch has documented incidences where these tests have been used to deny women jobs and marriages.
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6Tawfik HamidWikipedia's W.svg is a self-described ex-Islamic fundamentalist and a campaigner for a more "peaceful Islam". He is also a Muslim Zionist.
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9Irving FischerWikipedia's W.svg is an economist who's theories have heavily influenced post-Keynesian economists. He was also an advocate of full-reserve bankingWikipedia's W.svg and alternative currencies (akin to Bitcoin). Unfortunately, he made medical crank theories and argued in favor of prohibition and eugenics.
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5The Money Masters - an Austrain economics documentary full of Federal Reserve conspiracy theories.
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17CrossFit and the controversy and criticism surrounding it.
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12Washington Legal Foundation (WP), the mortal enemy of the Food and Drug Administration. They oppose all government regulation, but they're particularly gunning for the FDA and are responsible for most of the setbacks in FDA regulation in the past thirty years. They are horrifyingly effective at what they do. Funding is not clear but is probably the Kochs. Their 2015 annual report covers their hard work against regulation in general.
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6Choice Center Las Vegas, a Landmark-style Large Group Awareness Training that teaches you "leadership" and oh yeah, wants you to fundraise for them too. Suggested by a reader.
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20clitoris: things I've heard lately (1) the excellent example of bad science where male anatomists totally ignored it for hundreds of years, because patriarchy (2) it's allegedly the only human organ with no evolutionary purpose (cats have clitoris in their vagina btw), or that may be a myth, but creationism[46] (3) lots of myths and tall stories about its nerves or lack of nerves, sensitivity or insensitivity, plus dangers of clitoral piercing.
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14Eugene Landy was an American psychologist and psychotherapist most notorious for his unconventional 24-hour therapy, as well as for ethical violations concerning his treatment of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson in the 1980s.
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17Patient-funded trial, a way to sell snake oil to sick people. The loophole the Burzynski clinic uses. Controversial, particularly ethically. [47][48]
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25Steve King. Republican Congressman known for his racism in the past. Most recently he has questioned, in his own words, what exactly non-white "subgroups" have ever done for civilization, while he was a guest on MSNBC. As one would expect, quite thankfully, this did not go unnoticed nor well for him.
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25Pure Flix Entertainment is a Christian film production company, headquarted in Scottsdale, Arizona and co-founded by Arnold Schwarzenneger of Christian films David A. R. White. The company produces, distributes, acquires and markets Christian and family-friendly films. The company produced such classics as God's Not Dead, Jerusalem Countdown, and Do You Believe?
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21WeAreTheLeft (actually "#WeAreTheLeft", but you can't start an article with a #) was an open letter posted on Medium that argued that the left needs to embrace intersectionality and address bigotry in the ranks. A lot of leftists seem to be taking umbrage at it (including many on this very site).
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25Tiny Nose's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. This is the critically panned sequel to 2016: Obama's America, directed by Dinesh D'Souza.
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25 Freiheitliche Partei ÖsterreichsWikipedia's W.svg, FPÖ for short. One of the more dangerous and powerful right wing populist parties in Europe
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27Repatriation, the idea of returning legal immigrants (invariably non-whites) to their "homelands", either "voluntary" or by force. A mainstay of the racist right in Britain since the 1960s, it would be interesting to trace the history of the idea and the practicalities or impracticalities. A contrast could be made with the "Back to Africa" movement or the "right of return" in the Middle East and similar ideas of voluntary return "home".
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25Onision, a YouTube atheist known for angry rants against those who disagree with his views, and calls himself a feminist, in an attempt to hide and excuse his true misogynistic behavior.
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16Erin Elizabeth has gained notoriety on Facebook for promoting food woo, anti vaccine nonsense and other miscellaneous quackery, so a page here is now a must-have.
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14Howard Stern, the shock jock known for banter about sexuality, bashing and starting feuds with celebrities of all kind, and using big tragic events for his brand of comedy and/or moralizing.
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21Islamic Jihad is an Islamist group in the Middle East known for collaboration with Hamas in Palestine.
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14Kharijite is an ancient group of Muslims who were viewed as extremists.
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20Mujahideen is a term in Islam which means holy warrior, and often used by extremists.
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17Fitna is a term which generally referred to anything that is a distraction in Islam, but is now mostly used as a snarl word by Muslim fundies to describe women's actions if they aren't dressed "properly" or are even in the public eye.
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11Hizb-ut-Tehrir is a Salafi Islamist group which is currently growing rapidly in Britain and Germany, and is banned in several countries. Things it advocates include cutting off hands of thieves, beating disobedient wives, and lashing for adultery.
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13Jay Sekulow runs the right wing American Center for Law and Justice. Through his daily radio show, internet video, and web site, he panders to evangelical conservatives, bashes the left, files lawsuits, and gathers petitions promoting various right wing causes. The ACLJ, formed by Pat Robertson, has come under criticism for filling the coffers of Jay Sekulow and his family with tens of millions of dollars since the 1980s. (Currently a stub at the ACLJ article).
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16TruNews[49] is a right wing blog and companion radio show run by paranoid conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles. They appear to have gained some traction recently among fellow conspiracists, and they now broadcast their odd combination of evangelical Christian fare, extreme right wing talk, and conspiracy theories from shortwave station WRMI in Florida and a number of domestic U.S. radio stations. (Currently a redirect to Rick Wiles.)
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27STEMlord is a term used by some people about those too holier than thou about science.
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12 Bill Warner is an anti-Islam speaker known for his YouTube channel "Political Islam".
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14 Asra Nomani is a feminist Muslim who gained controversy over her opinions about Islam. She originlly was known for championing the cause of desegregation in mosques by gender, but later started voicing more controversial statements. One of her biggest points currently (and probably the only one she focuses on) is about the Muslim headscarf. She has even gone so far as to equate it with terror, which led to even others who criticize the headscarf to distance themselves from her views on this (claiming that she has become paranoid on the topic). Other questionable views include her loudly supporting Ben Carson, being one of the most vocal voices against the "Park 51", supporting profiling of Muslims, and claiming that a common Islamic expression is symbolic with extremist ideology.
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11 Ana Kasparian is Cenk Uygur's reporting partner for TheYoungTurks.
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22 Yitzhak Rabin was Israel's beloved Prime Minister who was murdered by some fundamentalist Jew because he intended to make peace.
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15 Mondoweiss has been popping up in WIGO a lot recently - who are they, what do they do and who reliable are they as a source
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26Roger Stone, the conservative "dirty trickster" who organized a riot against the Florida recount, exposed Eliot Spitzer's fondness for hookers, and is a key ally in Drumpf's campaign.
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23The World According to Monsanto, yet another anti-GMO propaganda film.
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28Perhaps an article on Treason, including the history of the charge, and its abundant presence in Pseudolaw, especially in the United States, where some believe that Treason is anything the government does that they don't like.
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16Monica Lewinsky. This article would focus on her as a person, her veering between shunning publicity and embracing it since the scandal, and her claims about being the patient zero for cyberbullying. Also would address claims that feminists berated her at the Tiny Noses' urging.
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7Healy-Rae family or perhaps Danny Healy-Rae, scary Irish political family who hide behind "the veneer of a friendly/simple country yokel" but are a lot worse than one may think. Jackie left Fianna Fáil and made a huge furore about how uprincipled they were (despite only quitting for political reasons), then proceeded to support them anyway. Michael was absent for over two thirds of Dáil debates but claimed expenses on all of them anyway, and decided that excluding the number 13 would 'save the Irish car industry', and is current head of Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs, and wrst of all is Danny, who decided that climate change was controlled by 'God alone' and puny humans can do nothing to stop it (This isn't something I implied, HE EXPLICITLY STATED THIS IN DÁIL EIREANN). Worse still, they are currently best mates with Fine Gael (yep) and could be damaging if they get anywhere near the cabinet. And yet the people of Kerry love them. Michael got the most votes out of anyone in the 2016 general election surpassing 20,000 ON A SPLIT STRATEGY (the next guy was Stephen Donnelly in Wicklow, who is JOINT LEADER OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS) and Danny got in on the second count, pushing out a MINISTER and experts said there were enough for 3 Healy-Raes. While they say they will bring it up to "dose smart alecks up in Dublin" they have a very sinister, unstoppable agenda.
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26"YADA" is a youtuber and crank. He is also a member of the Hotep Movement.
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49"Can We Take a Joke?" is an upcoming documentary by Reason contributor Ted Balacker. It looks like it's going to be the latest round of aging comedians complaining about political correctness being "censorship." Made in partnership with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
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21J. Warner Wallace is an American homicide detective and Christian apologist. He has authored several books, including Cold-Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene, in which he applies principles of cold case homicide investigation to apologetic concerns such as the existence of God and the reliability of the Gospels.
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23hbomberguy. Rationalist YouTuber. Maybe more in the business of mocking "rationalists"
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21Reason Rally. Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear exists, and this has happened twice. The nonsense around the second one should be interesting.
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26Klaus Barbie was a Nazi officer (in)famous for his methods of torturing French resistance fighters. Instead of being tried for war crimes, he was hired by the CIA to track down German commies - and possibly to capture Che Guevara.
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13Bill Still is a dubious broadcaster that desperately needs to be Rationalwikized. He is in the debunked conspiracy film Thrive. He has done a show about how Donald Drumpf is "God's Trumpet".
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18 Good schools a dog whistle term for white people to explain why they move away from "those people" once they start a family. Ripe for analysis of the (mis)use of the term and if the inherent claim actually holds water
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24Apparently ecosexuality is a thing. Looks New Agey to me.
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15Massie Munroe, senatorial candidate from California vows to end "remote Voice to Skull technologies and Mind Control" for Targeted individuals.
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39Brexit the Movie A pro-leave film made by the same guy who made the Great Global Warming Swindle. I don't think I know enough to respond to all of it but I'm pretty sure the bit about fishing is bullshit given that most of the decline in British fishing occurred before the Common Fisheries Policy was introduced thanks to its own overfishing.
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38A Matter of Faith is a Christian film, which follows a Christian student and her father who are challenged by a biology professor who teaches the theory of evolution. Of course, the film goes out of it's way to create the usual illogical arguments that creationists make in an attempt to get their point across.
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33Bruce BartlettWikipedia's W.svg is a conservative historian who studies supply side economics. He helped both Reagan's and Bush Sr.'s form their fiscal policies. He has criticized the FairTax plan and Bush Jr.'s fiscal policies; he has also defended Keynesianism and Paul Krugman and recommended that Obama should implent New Deal-style programs. HE has since left the Republican party.
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33Vegan Gains is a YouTube vlogger who promotes veganism through health and fitness. He has come under fire for posting a video of his grandfather having a heart attack and attributing this from eating meat as shock value to promote veganism. Here is a video of him speaking about the incident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX1GDIKqB9A
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29Bernard Nathanson - was an abortion provider and pro-choice advocate, now a pro-life nutter.
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35Awake Dating [50] is a dating site created to facilitate romantic connections between conspiracy theorists.
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39Im quite surprised that we have several articles regarding conservative radio show hosts,but we dont have one regarding Mark Levin. Mark, in addition to hosting a radio show, has published multiple books and has even done a podcast.
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53German ethnic cleansing (working title; should be changed) is a claim that many white supremacists and Neo-nazis use as a red herring when discussing the Holocaust. Examples include the German POWs killed in Utah during the Midnight MassacreWikipedia's W.svg, in DachauWikipedia's W.svg after its liberation, those who died during RheinwiesenlagerWikipedia's W.svg, and those who died laboring for the SovietsWikipedia's W.svg. They may also mention the treatment of German prisoners of war in the United StatesWikipedia's W.svg or the flight and expulsionWikipedia's W.svg of Germans across Europe during and after WWII. A book called Other LossesWikipedia's W.svg, by Canadian novelist, James BacqueWikipedia's W.svg, purports that millions of Germans were purposely killed by the Allies after the war but it was heavily criticized for misrepresenting and misreporting facts; his book Crimes and Mercies, also about the treatment of the Germans wafter WWII, was better received. The forced assimilation of German AmericansWikipedia's W.svg during WWI may also be relevant to this topic.
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39Annie Lacroix-Riz, French literature professor, is an unreconstructed Stalinist, arguing no famine happened in Ukraine on 1933, that an Vatican-Berlin-Warsaw axis worked to fight against Communism in the 1930s and that France has been stabbed in the back by the Synarchie - business and industry bigwigs - on 1940.
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43The Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries (Students Against a Democratic Society) is a pseudonym taken by neoreactionary Karl F. Boetel and published several articles on the website Radish, including apologism against democracy (see here) and for slavery (see here), lynching (see here) and the Congo Free State (see here). Also came up with the Dark Enlightenment Magic: The Gathering cards.
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45Calvary Chapel is an evangelical association of Christian churches, which grew out Chuck Smith's Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Southern California in 1965. There are over 1,000 churches in the United States alone and have affiliations with half a dozen colleges campuses. While they try to promote themselves as a friendly organization they have conservative leanings when it comes to Biblical teachings, which tends to piss off most non-Christians and most moderate to liberal Christians
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47Americans for Common Cents, otherwise known as the penny lobby. They are one of the groups pushing the keep the U.S. penny in circulation, despite the fact it costs more to make a penny than what the coin is actually worth, or the fact that the coin has become essentially obsolete in this day and age. They claim we need to keep it for such reasons as charity drives and the "fact" that millions of Americans want to keep it, and totally not because the group is backed by the industrial company Jarden Zinc Products, which produces the blank zinc disks from which pennies are made. For more info: (https://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/07/02/14959/saving-penny-makes-cents-zinc-backed-front-group)
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78Millennials, the easy scapegoats for everything that's wrong in the world today, at least until their children grow up. Perhaps a more exhaustive article about the cyclical history of blaming young people too.
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56The Muslim Student' Association is a decently sized religious organization operating on college campuses. While they try to promote themselves as a friendly organization they have ultraconservative leanings on the Quran and support political Islamism, to the point where they don't even allow moderate Muslims to join them on some campuses because they don't consider them real Muslims. Unfortunately it can be difficult to seperate the genuine extremeness of the MSA from the more conspiritorial ramblings of Islamophobic crazies who use them as a favorite boogeyman (though this time they're not completely wrong that the MSA likes to use social justice organizations for cover).
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51Dial-the-Truth Ministries is fundamentalist Christian website founded by Dr. Terry Watkins. They are King James Only-advocates, and they believe that rock music (including Christian rock) is evil. The ministry also believes that Hell is a physical place located in the core of the Earth, that Santa Claus is a form of Satan, and has additionally written on the theory of a link between the number '11' and the September 11 terrorist attacks, alleging that, "This could be the "beginning of the end" of America the great."
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50John Kennedy Toole satirised neoreactionary politics in A Confederacy of Dunces and religion in The Neon Bible.
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59 GhostPolitics, True Capitalist Radio, or True Conservative Radio, whatever you want to call it: Yet another right-wing kook with a microphone on the internet. Transphobic (refers to his trans callers as "transtesticles"), homophobic ("You're fruitin' up my broadcast! The whole place smells like butt-crack!"), racist ("I'M A MELTING POT OF FRIENDSHIP!! I'M A NICE GUYYY!!!1!"), brony-hatin', sexist ("Your mother is out at Applebees' lookin' for the high hard one from some ethnic minority, huh?"), conspiracy-theorizin' (the usual "Moon Landing in Nevada" tripe, for starters), hyper-capitalist, fat-shamin' ("You're a fat greasy-ass smelly HAAAAAAMBOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!"), Islamophobic (spouts out the usual Eurabia fearmongering and says that Muslim women have to wear "beekeeper suits"), and all-around asshole with a humongous ego ("I'm listened to by TENS OF THOUSANDS of capitalists THROUGHOUT THE WUUURLD!!1!") and attempts to be a Goat ("MAAAAAH MAAAAAH MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH"). Has gained a cult following among trolls due to how easily angered he is. Some of his fans could also use a RWing. Sandbox start page here.
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66Microcredit is the extension of very small loans (microloans) to impoverished borrowers who typically lack collateral, steady employment and a verifiable credit history. It is designed not only to support entrepreneurship and alleviate poverty, but also in many cases to empower women and uplift entire communities by extension. Critics argue, however, that microcredit has not had a positive impact on gender relationships, does not alleviate poverty, has led many borrowers into a debt trap and constitutes a "privatization of welfare". The first randomized evaluation of microcredit, conducted by Esther Duflo and others, showed mixed results: there was no effect on household expenditure, gender equity, education or health, but the number of new businesses increased by one third compared to a control group.
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57Nim Chimpsky or Project Nim or chimp sign language: another topic with grand claims but also allegations of bad science or scientific fraud. The film Project NimWikipedia's W.svg covers a famous experiment with teaching sign language to a chimpanzee Nim ChimpskyWikipedia's W.svg. Separating fact from fiction would be good.
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72handwashing and drying: there is a lot of scientifically-illiterate nonsense about this everyday activity that has enormous importance in public health. One issue is antibacterial soap which research shows is pointless in general use[51][52]; there's also a heated debate about how to dry your hands.[53] And, is washing your hands after you go to the bathroom necessary, if washing your privates prior to oral sex isn't?[54]
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50RationalWiki:Monthly RW/Archive, RationalWiki:Monthly RW being long dead, but we should keep the history, dontcha think?
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49Jeremy Hunt for pissing off all the Junior Doctors.
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49Lysander SpoonerWikipedia's W.svg, who was an anarchist, abolitionist, early competitor with the US Post Office and, apparently, pro-pedophile. Supposedly a major influence on Murray Rothbard.
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50Preachers of L.A. is an American reality television series that premiered October 9, 2013, on Oxygen. Preachers of L.A. chronicles the lives of three bishops and three pastors from their work within the church to their personal lives at home. The preachers are adherents of prosperity theology. Here's a video of CultOfDusty pointing out their hypocrisy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwLFLbRNu0&nohtml5=False
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48Bob Whitaker/Robert Whitaker, former Reagan staffer, running an openly racist campaign for 2016 US president on the American Freedom Party ticket.[55] Inventor of the "anti-racist is a code word for anti-white" crap.
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74FCKH8 Gay rights group accused of being biphobic, transphobic and misogynistic.
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55Earthquake lights. A somewhat-mysterious phenomenon linked with earthquakes and reportedly sometimes confused for UFOs (see also ball lightning). Wikipedia is vague.
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78The Panama Papers or Panama Leak. I think the biggest leak in the history of Journalism concerning 143 politicians including 12 world leaders, 2.6 terabytes of information, summary of information released and reactions, links to the leak itself is anyone can be bothered to read it. This is fairly basic jumping off point [56] and here is the leak's website [57]
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61Obergefell v. Hodges is currently just a redirect to Same-sex marriage i think we should give it the same treatment as Roe v. Wade and Kitzmiller v. Dover
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51SaveOurSteel Basically the uk steel industry is being discussed to be closed down by the Tories after dismantling half the welfare state, leading to the loss of hundreds if not thousands of jobs, pissing of the people with those jobs, and creating a massive controversy. Summary of events, for and against. Really needed
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61Fetal homicideWikipedia's W.svg laws have been passed in numerous US states and countries in order to punish women who have abortion, whether medically or self induced, or have had miscarriages. There have also been attempts to punish "fetal harm" which involves any "injury" done unto the fetus and has punished women for fetal deformities.
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55The Spectator, a British magazine with columnists who are trying to, if anything, claim territory to the right of the Daily Mail. Churns out a massive amount of global warming denialism.
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59Mexican-American War, important in both American and Mexican history. Ties into contemporary anti-Mexican sentiment in the US, but was also at the time a turning point in debates about the US's role in the world and the US becoming increasingly imperialist, and vociferously opposed by many, e.g. Henry David Thoreau who wrote his groundbreaking Civil Disobedience in response. Wikipedia.
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59Michael RuppertWikipedia's W.svg was probably the most notable conspiracy theorist in recent times. He originally accused the LAPD and CIA of drug trafficking, compiled an 'evidence' list accusing the US government of being complicit in 9/11, and feared peak oil and Fukushima. He starred in a critically acclaimed movie, CollapseWikipedia's W.svg, which criticized humanity's response to global warming and delved into goldbuggery.
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50An article on White Oppression cause it turns out that Republican white people especially think their whiteness is being oppressed.
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53The Voltaire NetworkWikipedia's W.svg is a French NGO that supports securalism and studies far right movements; they have been heavily critical of the US's foreign policy, but they have supported Hezbollah.
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58CounterPunchWikipedia's W.svg is a American leftist (socialist) magazine dedicated to muckraking and has been consistently antiwar. They cover environmental and labor issues. They have occasionally endorsed anticapitalist conspiracies and have hosted underhanded anti-semitic articles.
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51Antiwar.comWikipedia's W.svg is a libertarian, anti-war website that was created to oppose the Bosnian intervention. It has hosted contributions from Glenn Greenwald to Ron Paul.
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46Standpoint theoryWikipedia's W.svg is a postmodern method for analyzing how authority is rooted in individuals' knowledge. It is decried by the right wing as being used by the left and spooks as a form of thoughtcrime.
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52Critical race theoryWikipedia's W.svg is a critical examination of society and culture, to the intersection of race, law, and power. It is a noted boogey theory on the right and is decried as a reverse racist theory.
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55HIV discriminationWikipedia's W.svg exists in many countries were those who are infected become social outcasts and may be imprisoned for their behavior.
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52John LewisWikipedia's W.svg was a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating CommitteeWikipedia's W.svg and a prominent civil rights leader who later became a politician; he was a critic of the Tiny Nose's welfare reform.
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65Waiting for "Superman"Wikipedia's W.svg was a neoliberal propaganda documentary that criticized American public schools and American teacher unions. It endorsed charter schools as the miracle solution, but cherry picked inaccurate data. The movie was criticized by the the Grassroots Education Movement made a documentary critical of it called The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for SupermanWikipedia's W.svg which is named after the director's, Davis GuggenheimWikipedia's W.svg, previously famous documentary An Inconvenient Truth
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49Peter James Knight, the perpretrator of the only instance of murder by an anti-abortion activist in Australian history.[58][59] His motivation involved opposition to oath-making and a refusal to pay tax, as well as living off the grid and pursuing his own unique interpretation of Christianity, which appears relevant to recent American fringe wingnuttery. Info about his ideas and actions would be interesting, and the Wikipedia page on him is kind of shit.
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48Keith Lowell Jensen, atheist comedian.
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78The Innocence Project 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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53Anti-gravity or anti-gravity machine: there's a short section in science woo and gravity is relevant. But a lot more to say, including Podkletnov's spinning disk[60], various things involving gyroscopes, manipulating a hypothetical fifth force, historical devices, etc. See the Wikipedia article on Anti-gravity.
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48False flag claims about the Brussels airport bombing. EG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDumwfs_80
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58The American ConservativeWikipedia's W.svg definitely deserves an article for being one of the only paleoconservative outlets left in the US.They have also been against the growth of the surveillance state and big business corruption.
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48Lord of the World I think I found the source of every NWO conspiracy theory. It depicts a totalitarian one world state based around Marxism run by Freemasons lead by the Antichrist who oppress hard working Roman Catholic priests.It was written 1907 and has been praised by both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. I think we pretty much have to talk about itas conspiracy theories (most likely) based off of it and its believers have taken up a lot of our time Edit: Wording in stuff. Can't think straight right now
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46Percy Shelley: atheist, socialist, libertine, celebrity, mediocre poet, hero to the left. Must be some jokes in there somewhere.
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44Salt Lake City, headquarters of Mormonism. Surely someone could provide a useful travel guide? (Utah is quite brief too.)
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45Origen one of the most famous figures in the early Christian church, most famous for cutting his dick off based on a perhaps over-literal reading of Matthew 19:12. Wikipedia.
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69John McAfeeWikipedia's W.svg is the founder of McAfee, Inc. (now Intel Security) and potential 2016 Libertarian Party candidate. He has come out against the TSA and government surveillance, but he may not know what he is talking about when it comes to modern encryption. He also appears to be seems prone to pop-psychology.
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70Stalinism A political philosophy espoused by Joseph Stalin, basically one of the original totalitarian ideologies of the 20th century, along with Italian Fascism and Nazism. Currently just a redirect to Joseph Stalin
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59Lourdes, a popular pilgrimage site associated with miraculous cures. Also the subject of a thoughtful fiction film of the same name directed by Jessica Hausner.
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65Outreach Judaism is a Jewish counter-missionary organization founded by Rabbi Tovia Singer. It is described as "an international organization that responds directly to the issues raised by missionaries and cults, by exploring Judaism in contradistinction to fundamentalist Christianity." It's a great website for those looking for arguments against the fundamentals of Christianity such as Jesus being the messiah.
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29 A list of fiction that everyone should read/watch/listen/play
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70"Personal responsibility", another platitudinous piece of sophistry, extolled with such religious zeal by conservatives and libertarians that it's practically become an incantation (e.g. "freedom", "free market", "small government", "hard work", etc.).
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62Ex Machina (stylized as ex_machina) is a 2015 British science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland in his directing debut. We can do an article discussing the themes of artificial intelligence, roboethics, and gender politics.
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70Rick and Morty is an American adult animated television series created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim. It has been suggested that the show carries some messages in a philosophical vein, including themes of existentialism, and of human impact on the environment. It has also been pointed out that the show can be interpreted as a critique of western attitudes towards science, and of scientism in particular.
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43Kurt Schusnigg Leader of Austria until Anschluss.
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43Engelbert Dollfuss Leader of Austria before Anschluss. Founder of Austrofascism.
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48Philipe Pétain Leader of Vichy France during WW2
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49Jozef Tiso Josef Tiso was in charge Slovakian puppet regime during ww2 from 1939 to 1945. Was tried and executed after the war.
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73The Simpsons For supposedly predicting everything from 9/11 to Drumpf's presidential run.
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59Ionnis Metaxas Fascist ruler of Greece from 1936-1941. Lost to Mussolini in the Greco-Italian War.
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68Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC. The Stoics taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, and the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will (called prohairesis) that is in accord with nature.
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66The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.
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62Communitarianism It's fiscally liberal (social security, universal healthcare) while being socially conservative (ban abortion, traditional values).
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44Kenneth Anger: An important figure in American Satanism and esoteric religion. Also an influential filmmaker and muckraking author but it's his religious beliefs and their manifestation in films like Lucifer Rising that are most relevant to this site.
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61Chrismukkah is a pop-culture portmanteau neologism referring to the merging of the holidays of Christianity's Christmas and Judaism's Hanukkah. The term was popularized by the TV drama The O.C., wherein character Seth Cohen creates the holiday to signify his upbringing in an interfaith household with a Jewish father and Protestant mother.
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70 Prager U or whatever these guys are called - they are rather consistently wrong about almost everything...
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67Wehraboos WTF we don't have an article on this already?! Wehraboos is a slang term for fans of Nazi Germany, especially their military. While not being Nazis themselves (though some are), they are essentially Nazi Apologists, and propagate myths about German military superiority. They range from some guy on Reddit to the History Channel itself.
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71Interstellar is a 2014 science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine. Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, whose work inspired the film, was an executive producer and acted as scientific consultant. While the film did well with both critics and moviegoers, the film received mixed reception by members of the scientific community for its scientific accuracy.
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69Deus ExWikipedia's W.svg, a series of video games rife with real world conspiracy theories.
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67The Boycott, Divestment and SanctionsWikipedia's W.svg movement is an attempt to remove foreign aid and foreign business and academic ties with Israel in order to help create an independent Palestine. They compare themselves to the anti-Apartheid movement and suggest Israel to be similar to Apartheid South Africa. Many opponents have called it a form of hate speech as they believe it to be an antisemitic movement. Even some critics of Israel like Jimmy Carter disagree with the means this movement employs.
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60Robert Chambers propounded evolutionary ideas in the mid 19th century, most famously in Vestiges of the Natural History of CreationWikipedia's W.svg which was hugely popular (Prince Albert read it to Queen Victoria) and controversial, with a strong Christian counter-attack. It doesn't seem to have been hugely accurate, claiming there was evolution in rocks and other inanimate things, and it didn't propose a mechanism for evolution even in animals. But very historically important; allegedly it outsold Origin of Species throughout the 19th century.
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43Samir Chachoua, another alternative to medicine practitioner, but this one actually has some experience in actual medicine. Notably ripped off a small african country and "treated" Charlie Sheen's HIV. Now in Mexico.
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65Óscar Romero was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador, who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture. In 1980, Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence.
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51 Moonshine is illicitly distilled or smuggled liquor.
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76Adolf Eichmann was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. Eichmann was charged by SS-Obergruppenführer (general/lieutenant general) Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. In 1960, he was captured in Argentina by Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. Following a widely publicized trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962.
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74Dead Sea Scrolls: important as evidence for or against the New Testament account and traditional theories of Biblical authorship. But also subject of a zillion myths, strange claims, and erroneous interpretations, which should be documented and refuted.
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72Solar RoadwaysWikipedia's W.svg is a crowdfunded, startup company which is trying to replace all asphalt pavements with solar panels which will power embedded LEDs that will melt snow and light up roads. This idea is entirely, scientifically flawed and unfeasible; Thunderf00t does a good job explaining why this idea isn't even efficient.[61][62]
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65Powdered alcoholWikipedia's W.svg or Palcohol is the newest moral panic drug that has been banned in several states and was subject to a moral panic after the FDA determined the non-alcoholic ingredients were safe for consumption. It is mostly an ineffective way to get drunk, but that hasn't stop people from believing it will get you drunk instantly or that it can be used to smuggle alcohol into public places. [63] (Another Thunderf00t video)
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76The Great Dictator is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and Nazi Germany.
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70Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a mental disability, such as an autism spectrum disorder, demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal.
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68The Passing of the Great Race is a 1916 book by the American eugenicist, lawyer, and amateur anthropologist Madison Grant. The book became an immediate best seller, with new editions in 1918, 1920 and 1921, multiple printings and translations in German, French and Norwegian. It became hugely influential among leading academics, politicians and scientists. Grant expounds a theory of Nordic superiority and argues for a strong eugenics program. Grant's proposal to create a strong eugenics program for the "Nordic" population to survive was repudiated by Americans in the 1930s and Europeans after 1945. It is considered one of the main works in the 20th century tradition of scientific racism and has been described as "The Manifesto of Scientific Racism".
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62The Ahnenerbe was an institute in Nazi Germany purposed to research the archaeological and cultural history of the Aryan race. Founded on July 1, 1935, by Heinrich Himmler, Herman Wirth, and Richard Walther Darré, the Ahnenerbe conducted pseudo-scientific experiments and launched pseudo-archaeological expeditions in an attempt to prove that mythological Nordic populations had once ruled the world as a way to promote political propaganda. Originally, the official mission of the Ahnenerbe was to find new evidence of the racial heritage of the Germanic people; however, due to Himmler's obsession with occultism it quickly became his own occult tool.
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66James Clerk Maxwell, one of the top 5 greatest physicists ever, but also a devout Christian (albeit one who shopped about between denominations) who proposed an unusual version of intelligent design; his views on evolution are also argued about between pros and antis.
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62Dan Barker is an American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984. Barker, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
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66 Night of Shattered Glass The Nazi purge & riot of Jewish ghettos
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66 Night of Long Knives The Nazi purge of political dissidents as well as people who helped Hitler rise to power.
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61 Blackshirts Fascist militants who were instrumental to Mussolini's rise to power.
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56 SA Nazi militants who were instrumental to Hitler's rise to power - Later pushed to the side because the Wehrmacht didn't like them and because of fears they'd take the "socialist" in "national-socialist" seriously
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50 Thule Society Early 1920s German occultic society that would later inspire the Nazis.
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49 Nazi Occultism The occult beliefs that the nazis had, especially when it came to Atlantis, Thule, magic, neo-paganism, etc.
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50Heinrich Himmler Reichfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler was the leader of the SS, one of the main perpetrators of the Holocaust, as well as a nutty Neo-pagan who financed several archaeological trips which helped inspire the Indiana Jones movies.
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62Aluminum's connection (or lack of) to Alzheimer's and other maladies.
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71Gravitational waves have just recently been directly proven to exist, confirming an old postulate of Einstein's. May not be worthy of a seperate article rather a subsection of the main Gravity article. What is really interesting to me here is the (hopefully impending) response by biblically motivated science deniers like Conservapedia to spin this into a narrative of "...and now let me tell y'all how this negates general relativity, physicists ideas for the origin of the universe and probably the whole scientific method altogether."
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43Human resources, a department of a business in charge of hiring, firing, mediating employee disputes and so on. A minority of conservatives, racists, MRAs, etc. rail against them because, I dunno, because they "enforce diversity quotas and only exist to create jobs for people with useless liberal arts degrees", or something. One suspects that the real reason why so many of them hate them so much is because many of them have themselves been reprimanded by human resources departments for exhibiting racist or sexist attitudes at work that prompted complaints from co-workers...
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39Davos and the associated World Economic ForumWikipedia's W.svg are involved in various New World Order-type conspiracy theories.
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69 Founding Fathers on Islam - we should discuss what the rather heterogeneous group that declared independence from Britain, fought the war and wrote the Constitution had to say about Islam. Given that they are often cited by both sides to make some kind of point.
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63Gavin Menzies or his book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, which sounds like an entertaining work of pseudohistory about how the Chinese discovered North America before Columbus. Later books sound even madder: Wikipedia. (There is now an article about the 1421 theory.)
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60 Volkstaat - an Afrikaner political project in South Africa to basically start over with Apartheid on a smaller territory but without any black people in it WikipediaWikipedia's W.svg has an article on it. Thankfully it has stayed a fringe movement even within white South Africans...
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72Eyewitness identification and the accuracy thereof, especially in law enforcement (e.g. identity parades, picking out mugshots), is an interesting topic that has been widely studied. The failure of people to correctly identify suspects seems to go against common sense, and has relevance to other epistemological questions, as well as to wider issues in the criminal justice system.
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66Return of Kings Currently a section in Roosh V. Needs expansion, if not a separate article, due to the meeting to disscuss pro-rape tactics that was cancelled due to "safety concerns," proving that these people don't understand irony.
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50Anne Graham Lotz is the deranged daughter of Billy Graham and what Ann Coulter is going to look like in ten to twenty years. Check out her links at Right Wing Watch to get an idea of what were dealing with here.
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46350.org [64]: "Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries. Email is how 350 connects — Join in and get started"
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57 A grand coalition is a government form in parliamentary systems that usually combines the two biggest parties (often one socialist/social democratic/liberal and one christian democratic/conservative) in an often temporary "unholy alliance". It is usually seen as a stopgap and perceived very negatively by all involved, but countries like Austria have ended up with the Grand Coalition as the "standard" government on the federal level. A RW article on the phenomenon should explore reasons that lead to grand coalitions and whether the purported negative consequences actually exist.
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57Disposition MatrixWikipedia's W.svg is Obama's administration's official kill/capture list used for drone killings, rendition, and surveillance of suspected terrorists. The criteria for someone to end up on this list is classified and the CIA and Obama administration have refused to comment on it; this list has been said to most likely exist indefinitely. John Brennan has heavily shaped how this list works. The WaPo originally revealed this story and everyone from the ACLU to Rand Paul has condemned it. This should be chalk full of civil liberties violations and have many conspiracy theories surrounding it.
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65Frozen ConflictWikipedia's W.svg are unresolved wars that end up in perpetual ceasefires. The first example came out of the Korean War, but has since been used by authoritarian governments as a tactic to take over land that has a large ethnic group that makes up their country. Some examples include Northern Cyprus (annexed by Turkey), Transistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, the Donbass, and Crimea (annexed by Russia), and Nagrano-Karabakh (claimed by Armenia, but owned by Azerbaijan)
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54Apparently we don't have an article on Rosa Parks? There should be one if only to account for all the idiots whining that they're being just like her by breaking the law to promote their bigotry and stupidity. Would that be called the "Parks Gambit", similar to the Galileo Gambit?
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64Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. We can explain the book's history and thesis and probably do a side by side refutation of his arguments.
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47New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne.
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62Sons of Iraq, a security contractor friggen death squad in Iraq. The "troop surge"? Those guys. Basically, Sunni militants made up of various groups including former Saddam soldiers who had been funded by Syria and Iran (yes those were Shia but they hated the US more), but cheaply, so the US hired them for 3-4 times the pay. Then used them to pacify murder the fraggle out of all the Shia militias that were ALSO being funded by Iran and Syria. And it worked. Until the US left and the mercenaries stopped getting paid, the Prime Minister sacked his Sunni President, and made every inclination that he'd begin oppressing the Sunnis. Where are they now? Well, most got integrated into the Iraqi forces or did other stuff, but a few of them ended up in another group you might have heard of...
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51 Someone in the archives proposed we do an article on the phenomenon of the emergency manager as seen in Flint and other places in Michigan and throughout these United States of America. Given the fact that it has recently become a lot more pressing to debate this issue, we should definitely cover it
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60 Bioscience Resource Project - according to their page on WP (which has been subject to at least one edit war) they do some agenda pushing related to genetics and GMOs. As some IP editor recently inserted them into our article on genetically modified food they seem to be something we should cover
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70Dogfighting, Cockfighting, Bullfighting, and maybe even Fox hunting all involve vast amounts of animal cruelty, and with various batshit arguments in favor (or against) them.
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80The O. J. Simpson murder case (officially the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. The former professional football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder after the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman, in June 1994. We can write an article discussing the case not just as a cultural phenomenon but also discuss the overwhelming amount of logical fallacies (emotional appeal, Chewbacca defense, prosecutor's fallacy), dishonesty tactics and evidence gathering mistakes that took place during the trial and/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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68 Concussions in Sport, or more specifically Concussions in American Football a long tragic story of denial and lawsuits, now a major motion picture. Debunking those that say "ah getting hit on the head can't be that bad" should be a major component of the article.
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73 The whole tough on crime disaster, including three strikes laws could get the RW treatment. Do harsh sentences work? Do they have racial or class components? Who came up with this ideology in the first place? How do we end the epidemic of incarceration?
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76 Flint water crisis a city that is mostly poor black folks gets literally toxic water on the orders of an "emergency manager" who nobody voted for.
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50Simon Magus is a famous magician from Christian tradition. He could change himself into a goat! As well as become invisible, jump off tall buildings, and antagonise pretty much everybody.
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66The Confederate ConstitutionWikipedia's W.svg has many supporters who range from southern sympathizers to libertarians who see it as the true small government America ought to be and saw Lincoln as the ultimate tyrant. Ironically it would have limited states rights and didn't remove the government's ability to quash rebellion.
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47Robert KiviatWikipedia's W.svg director of such hits as "Alien Autopsy" and "Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed", the latter of which is available on Netflix. Also not just alien "documentaries", with "I Shot JFK: The Shocking Truth" and ironically "World's Greatest Hoaxes: Secrets Finally Revealed".
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40Rick Simpson, who believes that hemp oil cures cancer and every other ill.[65] "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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73Gay panicWikipedia's W.svg has, surprisingly, not been made yet. It is a legal defenses recognized in many US states that allows someone to state that they reason they killed someone was because the victim had made homosexual advances against them. This defense not only marginalizes gay and bi men, but also trans and intersex individuals.
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66Oddly enough despite having articles on the rest of the manosphere we don't have an article on Red Pillers, an even more extreme and militant form of misogyny pushed on the internet. It's also arguably the most dangerous form of internet misogyny in the real world considering a good chunk of red pillers are rape apologists, pedophilia apologists, and a few mass shooters have been encouraged by their rhetoric.They're so bad even some MRA's dislike them.
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6113 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziWikipedia's W.svg, the latest film from Michael Bay, the man who tried to outdo Titanic by turning Pearl Harbor into a poorly done love triangle and woefully inaccurate circle jerk of American exceptionalism. Currently only a small part of the larger article on the 2012 Benghazi attack.
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55Tong ren: smacking dolls with a hammer will heal you. Yeah, it's as silly as it sounds.
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58Retraction Watch, part of the immune system of science. Useful for flagging interesting terrible past science.
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41Shmuley Boteach[66][67] came into the public eye for writing about sex. Er, that may not have been the best way of phrasing that. Anyway, being pro-sex (in a strictly religious sort of way) and Jewish are the main things that distinguish him from Christian fundamentalist conservatives. Has defended thinly veiled antisemitic remarks by Ted Cruz during the 2016 Republican primary campaign
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63Chemo Kills (https://chemokills.info/) The absolute worst sort of quack website, as they don't just promote cancer woo (Paleo diet, Vitamin C megadosage, etc.), but also actively and very strongly encourage people to not get (life-saving) chemothrapy. Claims that "globally 1.5 million people a year are murdered by chemotherapy for profit.". A number that cited by Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) on http://pharmadeathclock.com/ . (Could perhaps also be covered in Chemotherapy, which is a stub).
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71Pro-smoking is a thing. Pro-smoking example: https://smokerswrites.wordpress.com In the middle-ish example: https://www.heartland.org/ideas/smokers-rights Harassment: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/jun/01/pro-smoking-activists-health-campaigners
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65 National Socialist UndergroundWikipedia's W.svg, Jena Cell, NSU or whatever we want to call it. A far right group of terrorists who went around mrudering for nearly a decade - lots of Conspiracy theories out there. Did the intelligence agencies just fail or botch stuff on purpose?
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66Infomercials and shopping channels. How can we not have an article each (or together) on these two sources of fraud, pseudoscience and general crankery?
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59Rubin "Hurricane" CarterWikipedia's W.svg, a man popularly believed to be either guilty of a triple homicide or railroaded by a racist conspiracy. Here, discussion over the case and evidence on both sides (and the fact that it's possible that he's innocent while only being convicted because it was reasonable to think that the evidence pointed to him, with no frame-up needed), the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane", and the 1999 film starring Denzel Washington (and why he should've won the Oscar then and there, and that he was robbed because of well-intentioned but misguided protests to the Oscar board). One of various possible information sources:http://graphicwitness.com/carter/index.html
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58It Works! Actually, it's apparently some kind of body wrap that is supposed to help weight loss in spite of any evidence that it actually, y'know, works. Also promoted via multi-level marketing.
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60Social Engineering
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60 Deer Tribe Medicine Society New Age claptrap cult about sex. Couldn't find much else about it
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40 Avatar Course Former Scientology mission sued by the Church of Scientology only to convert into some kind of Free Zone cult
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62 MOVE Black Power & Radical Environmentalist/Animal Rights group that committed 2 shootings and 1 bombing.
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40 Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness New Age cult, former member says its founder has Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
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60 Narcissistic Personality Disorder A lot of cult leaders and dictators are said to have this. Jim Jones, David Koresh, etc. Currently just a redirect to personality disorder.
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44 House of Yahweh Religious tolerance.org labels it as a "high risk group" and a "cult". Predicted the End of the World numerous times. Gave us this funny image https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Yahweh#/media/File:Hoy_botnb.jpg
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58 Mexican Drug War A lot of the cartels often incorporate nutty Folk Catholicism in their chaos. Ties in with the whole War on Drugs legalize weed thing.
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41 Order of the Solar Temple Italian cult claiming they are the decedent of the Knights Templar. Committed some mass suicides & as well as some murders between 1994-1995.
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57 Shining Path A Maoist terrorist group/cult/insurgency/organized crime syndicate in Peru that operates to this very day.Been condemned worldwide for its brutality towards peasants and they smuggle cocaine.
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47 True Russian Orthodox Church An offshot of the Russian Orthodox Church that threatened mass suicide if authorities intervened with them holding up a cave to await the end of the world.
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58 Thorium-based nuclear power A lot of crap surrounding the thorium powered reactor in pop sci magazines, a lot of it debunked by thunderf00t.
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66 Ninja A lot of woo, myths, urban legends, and bullshit about them. Ties in with a lot of the mall ninja McDojo crap we talk about. (Currently a redirect to RationalWiki:Ninja.)
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49 Crank magnet libertarianism People like Alex Jones, Mark Dice, Bo Gritz, etc. Basically the antithesis of Rationalwiki's views in general
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65Julius and Ethel Rosenberg One of the most controversial executions Of The Last 30 Seconds, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were a couple with 2 kids at the time of their execution for espionage. A great way to delve into the politics of the Cold War and an omen to those who dare to repeat history.
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63Erin Brockovich. Made a name for herself around a scary-sounding chemical whose carcinogeneity is still uncertain. Currently a strongly anti-GMO voice with her own following.
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62Phosphorus. Currently, the link redirects to the "Category:Elements" page. It's essential for life, it's the title character in White Phosphorus (sometimes used to horrific effect in warfare), it's why phosphates are called phosphates, and modern agriculture is using so much we're starting to face a shortage. What's not to love about this element?
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59OPEC
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61Transethnic. As nonsensical as this idea is, perhaps we should define it at least?
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60Frank Miller A once critically acclaimed comic book writer & artist now a generally right wing sexist/misogynistic and racist who published Holy Terror. See Linkara's reviews for more information.
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61Long Island Medium yet another of the many people who claim they can talk to the dead
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60BonoWikipedia's W.svg deserves his own article, especially in terms of talking about why he's such a polarizing figure, why he and U2 are a popular target to attack these days, and debunking the more spurious claims.
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68Prop 65Wikipedia's W.svg, named after the IQ of the people implementing it, is the reason everything in California causes cancer. By law, everything must state whether or not it contains any possible carcinogens or heavy metals in any quantity, but since virtually everything does, the result is that everything comes with a warning label that most people ignore. A number of small law firms exist only to sue companies that don't put this label on their products.
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61Symbionese Liberation Army One of the cults responsible for the downfall of the New Left. Most famous for the kidnapping and brainwashing of Patty Hearst.
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58ScienceProvesIt.com, a project of AIG.
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58Sesame Credit, the Authoritarian game designed by Tenacent that gives you points and benefits for toeing the CPP's line, and will become mandatory in 2020.
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64We should create an article on the subject of a surveillance state since it has become an ever growing reality with the passage of the PATRIOT ACT, various NSA programs, FBI biometrics database, the FBI spying on Occupy and BLM, Five EyesWikipedia's W.svg program, Canada's spying bills, etc.
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66Marcus GraveyWikipedia's W.svgwas an early founder of the Pan-African movement and black nationalism, but he tended to see blacks and whites as two different peoples who would be unable to coexist and therefore believed all people of African descent should return to their homeland. He had a famous dispute with W.E.B Dubois and was against the idea of "racial mixing" in order to prevet mulattoes. He is also considered a prophet of Rastafari.
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641980 October Surprise, A conspiracy theory that the Ronald Reagan administration stole the election from Jimmy Carter by negotiating with Iran to delay hostage releases until after Carter left office. I don't have time, but it does seem on mission to me.
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62Joy of Satan, Neo-Nazi UFO Satanic Cult, large presence on the Internet
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62Exopaedia, an encyclopaedia for exoskeletons aliens
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62Biblical Creation Ministries is a UK-based creationist organization "committed to developing a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary model of earth history consistent with the broad parameters given by the Bible’s story-line" (i.e. publishing pseudoscientific research, debating evolutionists, and spreading creationist ideas).
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61The Panama DeceptionWikipedia's W.svg is a documentary about the 1989 US invasion of Panama. It asserts that the US invaded in order to renegotiate the Torrijos-Carter TreatyWikipedia's W.svg , but also states that the US tested energy weapons in order to test them. This film won an Academy Award for Most Unexceptional Documentary.
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68Conspiracy theorists tend to call themselves [[wp:Political prisoner|Political prisoners]]Wikipedia's W.svg. We could make a list of actually political prisoners and cranks who call themselves that. It would be similar to our whistleblower page.
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69DARPAWikipedia's W.svg should have a whole host of conspiracy theories since it was responsible for the development of the internet, BRAIN InitiativeWikipedia's W.svg, autonomous robots like PETMANWikipedia's W.svg, etc.
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69Bill CosbyWikipedia's W.svg should be discussed, especially why he was an idol and a voice of wisdom, his comments before the accusations, and his massive hypocrisy.
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66Village atheist. The stereotype of the evangelical atheist did not begin with "New Atheism". The character of Miles Bjornstam from Sinclair Lewis's Main Street is one starting point.
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56Fulton LewisWikipedia's W.svg, who was an influence on modern conservative talk radio with Charles Coughlin. If Coughlin provided the ranting style, Lewis provided the fact-free loopiness.
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59Commerce Clause in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. What does it actually allow Congress to do? Why do liberals and conservatives argue over it? It's yuuuge; why don't we have an article about it yet?
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56Something on the LessWrong "Sequences." Treated as scripture there (in the sense of being proclaimed as the foundational text but roundly ignored in practice). The actual content is somewhere between stopped clock and Sherlock's criticism
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71The Voldemort Effect, a neologism created by Maajid Nawaz, occurs when someone is afraid to name someone or something which can lead to them ignoring the problem. The idea comes from the Harry Potter universe where no citizen is willing to name Voldemort out of fear of retaliation; this is usually used against liberals who are supposedly afraid of calling out Islamic terrorism.
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60I personally think that an article on Sacco and Vanzetti as well as their trial is desperately needed.
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64Voat Voat.co is the libertarian's answer to the recent censorship and bannings over at Reddit during the last few months. Instead of being all gestapo about free speech, it just lets people incite racial violence and other lovely things like that. It's home to such lovely rascals like "race realists", proud racists, Islamophobes (especially as of late), Nazis, Holocaust deniers, antisemites, and transphobics among many, many other brands of moron. They did remove the actual child porn. The site itself is fairly alright, but the vocal community is anger-inducing. Have fun frothing from the mouth with rage studying these idiots in their natural habitat.
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60Allen Ginsberg, a beatnik, commie, homosexual, marijuana enthusiast, and an overall very liberal icon. I'm genuinely surprised that he doesn't have a RationalWiki page yet (see the Wikipedia article for a startWikipedia's W.svg).
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58P. J. O'Rourke, an epically quotable loveable bastard.
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65r/K selection theory, an obsolete biological conceptWikipedia's W.svg, also taken up in the past by racialists (particularly Rushton) and currently a conservative meme (that conservatives are K and liberals are r, therefore science - frequently from people who previously didn't believe in evolution). This doesn't make coherent sense on any level, but we could do with a dissection of the meme version. (Koanic Soul of course gibbers wonderfully.) PZ Myers has a good dissection to crib from.
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57ADoseofBuckley, a Canadian humorist who posts YouTube videos under the tagline "Angry Humour From An Angry Man." He posts videos on everything from pop music and ad campaigns to social concerns, with purposefully snarky comments. In particular consideration to watch, and comment on either in an article or side-by-side list or refutation are his videos about Slutwalk, patriarchy, the Oregon bakery case (as a side note in the patriarchy video) nice guys, marijuana (specifically 420), AlterNet (in a video entitled Fox News vs. Alternative Media), and obesity. His YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9kMnSZQd53hE-1sb1f9sdA/videos?feature=hovercard
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57[[wp:Aaron Copland|Aaron Copland]],Wikipedia's W.svg an American composer with a distinctly populist streak in both his music and his apparent politics; had to testify before McCarthy, and was almost tried for perjury afterwards. FBI kept a very close watch on him for some while.
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74COINTELPROWikipedia's W.svg, a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. Discussed briefly in the article on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The topic appears in all sorts of conspiracy theories and might warrant an article of its own.
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61Islamic Society of North AmericaWikipedia's W.svg is the largest Muslim group in North America. It has been accused by Stephen SchwartzWikipedia's W.svg as a Wahhabi front group. The Justice Department had considered them as co-conspirators to radical Islamic groups.
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58Muslim American SocietyWikipedia's W.svg is a front group developed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Its official policy is to keep this relationship ambiguous and they claim that Jihad is a "divine legal right" of Muslims. It has also been labeled as a terrorist group by the UAE.
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53Allan KardecWikipedia's W.svg, who codified modern spiritist doctrine. The Portuguese version of WikipediaWikipedia's W.svg has a more complete article on him.
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60Copulin, the latest gibbering nonsense from the manosphere. There are real things of this name, but the MGTOW version is Barely Noticeable. ZOMBIFYING VAGINA GOO!
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61How have we gone this long without an article on Dr. Phil? Another O-spawn, he promotes yet more alternative bullshit. Also, may or may not have molested a patient.
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56Binding arbitration and its use as a tool for exploiting those without real economic power.
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59 Soong May-ling, who lived a very long and storied life far too complicated to even attempt to summarize here. She and her husband had a unique synergy while in power, and she's also one of those people who eludes easy classification into "good"/"bad" categories. So basically, an article that will avoid being either hysterical ranting or effusive gushing.
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56A new moral panic called Chemsex that involves taking drugs and having lots of sex. It is a real, dangerous problem though in the LGBT community even if it is very minor though.
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60Judicial review denialism, the latest form of right-wing pseudolaw created to oppose same-sex marriage, by denying that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision is legally binding, which is being trotted out by Republican pundits ad nauseam. Could possibly be just a section in Judicial review.
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58Cryosaunas are the hip new exercise woo based on whole-body cryotherapy (WBC). While WBC has legitimate uses in treating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, cryosaunas were popularized by some professional athletes claiming that WBC alleviates post-exercise soreness. As a result, casual athletes are now jumping on the bandwagon. The practice's lack of regulation has come under scrutiny after a cryosauna worker was killed inside one on October, 2015.
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56NaprapathyWikipedia's W.svg, a variant on osteopathy and chiropracty. Popular in Scandinavia.
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57The Killian documents controversy, a.k.a. the forged documents which "proved" that Dubya didn't go to war.
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61The International JewWikipedia's W.svg is an antisemitic booklet made by Henry Ford. He later launched The Dearborn Independent in order to expose the vast Jewish conspiracies.
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56NeotantraWikipedia's W.svg is a new age cultural appropriation of the spiritual practice tantraWikipedia's W.svg in Hinduism and Buddhism. It involves unconventional sex, called tantric sex, which is "sacred".
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55Liberty CentralWikipedia's W.svg is wingnut organization run by Virginia ThomasWikipedia's W.svg, Clarence Thomas's wife. It has been used as prominent evidence for Clarence Thomas's conflict of interest.
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60The Freedom CaucusWikipedia's W.svg is made up of 38 Republican members of the House. They are affiliated with the Tea Party and managed to remove the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, and prevent the House Majority leader, Kevin McCartheyWikipedia's W.svg from taking his spot. If this sounds like interwar German politics to you, well...
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60Engrams are a supposed mental image of past pain in the "reactive mind" on Scientology. They are also a legitimate explanation for the consistency of memory; in neuroscience engrams are biophysical or biochemical changes in the brain which are a part of a biological neural networkWikipedia's W.svg.
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60Not Dead YetWikipedia's W.svg is a disability rights group that is opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. They argue that legalization will place pressure upon severely handicapped people to end their lives and avoid "being a burden" on others. They protested the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, and also protested the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby for its positive portrayal of assisted suicide.
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60The Palestinian right of return is a claimed right of those who lived in what is now Israel prior to 1948 and left it in the course of the fighting - Unlike any other refugee situation this right is claimed to be inheritable (including through adoption). There might be on-mission stuff to say about whether this unique interpretation of international law for this one case holds water
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66FIFAWikipedia's W.svg. The world's largest sports governing body is a filthy, corrupt cesspool.
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57Tim FarronWikipedia's W.svg is the new LibDem leader. He is in favor of the UK taking in more refugees,voted against the tuition hike, replacing trident, and bedroom tax, but also voted against the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) RegulationsWikipedia's W.svg.
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66 Omar Al-Bashir (or any of the various other spellings) supreme dipshit of (North) Sudan and only sitting head of state to ever be accused of war crimes, I am sure we can elaborate on his guilt or innocence and maybe there are even some apologists for his deeds in some woo-ish crank corners...
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57Yoshiro NakamatsuWikipedia's W.svg, Aka "Dr. NakaMats" - Prolific Japanese inventor and Ig Nobel Prize recipient. Has made some genuinely useful contributions (such as various advances on floppy disks) but most often his work goes into straight-up crankery and woo.
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58A Chinese therapy called paida ("pat therapy" or "slap therapy") was covered earlier this year by the BBC. There has been at least one death associated with it.[68]
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57 The Automotive city has been one of the driving forces in city design for the last century, and is heavily tied into the politics of race and class.
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60Christian persecution, documenting and debunking the widespread claims that Christians are being persecuted in modern America / Europe, and discussing real Christian persecution in non-developed countries (possibly merge with Christophobia)?
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57We need to have a page on "modern day Nostradamus" Gary Spivey because just look at him. What is this? The inverse of a tinfoil hat to better attune to the messages from God?
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54 Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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55Ken Jebsen a former radio persona and all around kook and woo-meister. Got fired for an antisemitic dog whistle and instead of toning it down he went off the deep end completely. Likes to make common cause with