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2 Bounding into Comics.Wikipedia Far right nerd news and arguably conspiracy theorist site. Member of both Comicsgate and The Fandom Menace. Owned by fundamentalist trump supporter John F Trent.
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2 Bishop Joseph StricklandWikipedia Batshit insane Texan Fundamentalist Catholic Priest. Liked By fandom menace member John F Trent> Speaking of which...
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2 the matrix (film)Wikipedia both for it's themes and the blue pill/red pill nonsense
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2Accusation in a mirror.Wikipedia Fallacious tactic that's a combination of projection and DARVO, accusing one's foes of things one supports or has done. Recent example: J.K. Rowling calling the trans-rights movement an "authoritarian, misogynist, homophobic movement" in a conspiracy-theory-laden screed.
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3James Stephanie SterlingWikipedia a.k.a. Jim Sterling. YouTuber who focuses mainly on video games, but has also covered questionable industry practices (e.g. loot boxes), transphobia, and mental health.
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2Foldable IdeasCreate draft. Another BreadTuber who has made videos focusing on everything from Flat Earthers to NFTs. Though the channel and its creator, Dan Olson, currently lack a Wikipedia article, the NFT documentary has one.
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2Innuendo Studios.Wikipedia BreadTuber notable for the video series "The Alt-Right Playbook," which meticulously dissects the political strategies and rhetoric of the alt-right.
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6Chad LoderCreate draft. Cybersecurity expert and anti-fascist researcher. Has identified multiple participants in the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot, including Eric Christie, Adam Kiefer, and Libs of TikTok. It's been confirmed they were suspended from Twitter by diktat of Elon Musk, seemingly either because Andy Ngo gave Musk a hitlist of "Antifa accounts," or in retaliation for reporting a massive breach of Twitter user data.
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4Emily Calandrelli.Wikipedia A science communicator & internet influencer who has begun to shill for the propane industry.
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6Facts over feelingsCreate draft a.k.a "facts don't care about your feelings." Ben Shapiro catchphrase that's grown into a fallacious debate tactic on the right.
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10Groomer (slur).Wikipedia May deserve a separate article from Draft:Groomer to make it clear this hateful smear against LGBT people is distinct from the legitimate concept used by child-protection agencies.
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8Owning the libs.Wikipedia The right-wing political strategy of deliberately trying to provoke or offend "libs."
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5Ship of Theseus.Wikipedia Both the traditional thought experiment and the fallacious debate tactic outlined in this Innuendo Studios vid.
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2The fallacious debate tactic that Innuendo StudiosWikipedia calls "Never Play DefenseCreate draft" in this video.
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5Kenneth Zucker.Wikipedia Another American-born Canadian sexologist. Has an extensive body of published work advocating conversion therapy for gender-variant children. Surprisingly only the second most controversial psychology professor at the University of Toronto.
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7Ray Blanchard.Wikipedia American-born Canadian sexologist. Did some pioneering work in advancing the scientific understanding of homosexuality. Has also spent decades pushing transphobic nonsense like autogynephilia.
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6Transgender Trend.Wikipedia British anti-trans lobbying group. Pushes fringe and denialist positions on trans health e.g. "ROGD." The founder is apparently a sculptor who formerly belonged to a cult.
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5Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull.Wikipedia British TERF. Popularised the "adult human female" dogwhistle. Notable as one of the first big-name TERFs to start openly cozying up to the far-right.
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3John HowardWikipedia I’m also shocked we don’t have a page on him as well given he was just as hawkish (to say the least) in Iraq as Bush, Cheney and Blair. He is also a big homophobe. He once called a play school episode foolish for showing a lesbian couple to kids.
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3Alan JonesWikipedia I have had a particular dislike for this Australian hate radio host for a couple of years I know he’s in the liberal party of Australia page but I think he’s loony enough to have a page of his own.
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5What Is a Woman?Wikipedia Matt Walsh's transphobic propaganda film.
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16Twitter Files.Wikipedia Might deserve its own article independent of Elon Musk or Twitter, as an example of propaganda/disinformation.
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5Magdalen Berns.Wikipedia British TERF. Arguably one of the main figures behind the rise of transphobia in the UK. Has become something of a saint-like figure in TERFdom since her untimely death.
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5Jesse Singal.Wikipedia Another contrarian wanker. An early force in pushing anti-trans hysteria, dropping an infamous piece in The Atlantic in 2018. Has even defended Kiwi Farms.
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7Bari Weiss.Wikipedia "Radical centrist"-type journalist with a long history of laundering Republican talking points for NYT readers. Most recently had the dubious honour of being one of the journalists through whom Elon Musk released the so-called "Twitter Files."
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14BriberyWikipedia Seriously? We don't have an article for one of the major sources of government corruption?
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5Prostasia FoundationCreate draft, which is, depending on who you ask, either an evidence-based organization for the prevention of child sexual abuse, or a pro-pedophile front group.
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12 a pseudoscience glossary
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7Hubert HumphreyWikipedia The man who whipped the votes for the civil rights act, and the voice of American ‘60s liberalism.
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20Excited deliriumWikipedia
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24Virginia Giuffre,Wikipedia The woman who brought Prince Andrew down. I thought of her as she has liked and retweeted QAnon Horseshit in her anti trafficking activism. This tweet being one of them Tweet Link Here
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5Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights,Wikipedia The Canuck answer to the NRA; had the gall to promote the online shopping code "POLY", seemingly in reference to the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre when a gunman killed 14 women.
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30 Wagner GroupWikipedia
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25Robert Nixon (prophet),Wikipedia alleged prophet. No relation to Richard.
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9The Fandom Menace,Wikipedia I’m surprised these scumbags don’t have a page already as both several ComicsGate members and Computing Forever are members of this hate group. IMO Cullen is the group’s most dangerous member. They mostly spread lies about Star Wars and formed after The Last Jedi, but they attack other franchises. Star Trek, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, cartoons. Basically gamergate and ComicsGate but encompassing all of need culture.
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17Brave BooksCreate draft (official website) is a conservative children's book company founded in 2021. Their blatant mission, according to them, is to arm American children with conservative alternatives to mainstream and especially progressive children's literature so that they fight as child soldiers in the culture war against evil liberal values that are plaguing mainstream American culture and making them hate the country they live in and the values it was built upon. Their books lure children with colorful illustrations, anthropomorphic animal characters (which is a surefire way to elicit a reaction from the furry fandom, in which many of its members are left-leaning), an immersive universe, adventure stories, and activities to morals crafted with conservatism in mind, ranging from apolitical and benign ones ("Eat healthily", The Candy Calamity; "Persevere", Fiona's Fantastical Fort; "Overcome fear", Surfing Past Fear [co-written by Bethany Hamilton of freaking Soul Surfer fame]) to explicitly political and wicked ones ("People can't be transgender", Elephants Are Not Birds; "Abortion is wrong", Little Lives Matter [sounds familiar?]; "Critical race theory is wrong", More Than Spots & Stripes). They've rounded up conservative figures (including the wingnuts), such as Jack Posobiec, Dan Crenshaw, the Hodgetwins, Zuby, Dinesh and Debbie D'Souza, Julie Banderas, and Michael Flynn, to co-write the books and thus add their fame factors to the brand (Also, note how they list reputable media that have discussed Brave Books and/or their product[s] on their website and don't link to them to fool people). Hell, Brave Books has published The Plot Against the King and The Plot Against the King: Part 2: 2,000 Mules, which are written by Kash Patel and meant to defend his subject of loyalty, Donald Trump, with medieval fantasy retellings of real political events starring caricatures of real people and perpetuating false claims regarding the Trump-Russia connection and 2020 U.S. presidential election. And this is all for children! Politico article of interest. Also, treat yourself to Jimmy Kimmel ripping The Plot Against the King and Brave Books.
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47Herschel WalkerWikipedia for being one of the looniest Senate candidates of all time. Beyond that, there are a lot of shady business dealings he was involved in, not to mention being a deadbeat dad who also payed for his mistress' abortions despite supposedly being pro-life.
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23Ingo SwannWikipedia Alleged psychic.
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27Haitian Revolution. Given that we have articles on both the American and French Revolutions, the Haitian Revolution, which was just as impactful (the world's only country founded by a successful slave rebellion), deserves its own article too. It's currently just a section on the Haiti article, and that doesn't do the subject justice. At all.
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56The Daily Wire.Wikipedia Shapiro's website (currently a re-direct to his page, btw), founded in 2015. Launched DailyWire+ this year, which is a video on demand site full off podcasts and videos filled with wingnut BS, like this thing. Are you're a Reaganite, Trumpist or MAGA? Then you will definitely love this site.
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23Public order crimeWikipedia A Newspeak dogwhistle for "victimless crime" coined by the "law and order" crowd to refer to the fact that certain "crimes" are only "crimes" because of the legislative process and not by any actual harm done.
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34Kyrie Irving.Wikipedia The very reason athletes are often told to “stick to sports”. Has spewed enough alternative medicine, anti-semetic, black supremacist, conspiracy theories, and Covid-19 disinformation to warrant a RW article.
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64Conservatism.Wikipedia Currently a re-direct to this article. But seeing how Conservatism has grown and brainwashed people over the past decades, it definitely deserves its own article page.
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46I'm surprised we don't have a page on Viktor LukashenkoWikipedia yet. He's pretty much Discount Putin at this moment.
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12Code talking.Wikipedia This is of relevance to RW's mission because code talking was utilized by the Allies in WW2 as a cheap and easy form of ciphering (through the principle of security through obscurityWikipedia while discriminating against the languages of the code talkers themselves back home.
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32Swahili.Wikipedia The Swahili had a huge influence on the cultural and economic history and development of East Africa (including the Arabic Slave Trade), and the Swahili language itself has been adopted by black nationalist groups as a form of code talkingWikipedia.
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14Ralph BakshiWikipedia is an animator who has been known for his hard-hitting political works, launching mainstream adult animation head-on, and also never being afraid to satirize anyone and everyone. His works of note on this wiki would likely include Fritz the Cat,Wikipedia an interesting piece of America's social revolution that started in the 1960s. It gave the middle finger to the notion that animation was a kids' genre by going so raunchy that it became the first animated film that the MPA gave an X rating, with lots of graphic sex, language, violence, drug usage, and a whole host of other stuff you sure as heck wouldn't want a child to watch. Heavy Traffic also played out in a similar fashion, being Ralph's passion project, and also being filled to the brim with a lot of X rated content. This was also part of where his strong social commentary become even more apparent. The latter aspect of Heavy Traffic would climax into Coonskin, a film that especially sought to bring down the negative treatment of the African-American community by using every stereotype of African Americans to flip them on their head and lampoon said stereotypes. However, despite never seeing the film, CORE lobbied hard against its release for its use of blackface (never having seen it themselves), going as far as to throw smoke bombs in theaters. In the end, he had to take on a fantasy film called Wizards, but still managed to sneak a level of commentary with how the villain's weapon was Nazi propaganda. I wish I could talk about the other ones, but that would best be saved for his article. If you need more information, I highly recommend that you watch Animation Lookback: Ralph Bakshi on YouTube, which goes over his history. In fact, Mat Brunet, the guy who made it, even got a follow from Bakshi himself on Twitter.
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68Since we now have an article on Nintendo, how about covering the other scumbags in the gaming industry: ActivisionWikipedia (Most famously known for the Blitzchung Controversy. As well as several allegations of sexual harassement & discrimination, workplace harassement, multiple workplace walkouts…), UbisoftWikipedia (most recently known for the sexual misconduct accusations leaked out in 2020 and their boss feigning ignorance and delivering a half-botched excuse & several controversies around Watch Dogs: Legion, such as hiring a Transphobic voice actress), Electronic ArtsWikipedia (Most famously known for their loot boxes (which they later on called "Surprise Mechanics") that they put in almost every single game, including their FIFA series. Which led to this happening. Which led to EA embarrassing itself by trying to sue one of these countries for following their laws. As well as other criticisms that pushed the other wiki to give it its own page), KonamiWikipedia (on how it treats its employees and former employees) & Acclaim EnterainmentWikipedia. The latter one went bankrupt in 2004 due to its own stupidity. This video explains some stuff that isn't mentioned in the Wikipedia article, such as animal abuse.
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13Murdoch MurdochCreate draft ([1]). A Far-Right Propaganda animation series that is literally a hideously ugly Wojak clip-art eyesore. I'm surprised RationalWiki doesn't have an article on this Far-Right Propaganda animation series.
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-4Pipkin PippaCreate draft. A VTuber who works for PhaseConnect, it is under this agency that she has been enabled to dogwhistle to an Alt-Right/Far-Right/Neo-Nazi audience (especially /pol/ and Kiwi Farms) and continuously get away with: In this clip, you can see Pipkin Pippa manipulating her Japanese co-worker into thinking that Kiwi Farms is a 'good place' (when in reality, it's actually a Alt-Right/Far-Right/Neo-Nazi honeypot, and a cyberbully honeypot), calling them her "Kiwi Bros". In this timestamp you can see her clearly reacting positively to the notion of Joshua Moon talking about her over on Kiwi Farms (Thhrang (A.K.A. Granthh) (the user who initiated the conversation about Moon in that clip) later went on to become a mod in her chat. During this time he was not only ACTIVE on Kiwi Farms but also facilitated+encouraged her breaking moral and ethical rules. This ended w/ him being fired. Thhrang (A.K.A. Granthh) also supported and encouraged interactions with former GamerGate figures such as Mister Metokur (of whom Pipkin Pippa is a big fan of) (and it also still doesn't help that Mister Metokur is an unironic fan of Murdoch Murdoch (a Far-Right Propaganda animation series))). In this clip, you can see Pipkin Pippa heartlessly mocking George Floyd's death in the context of a "Cop VTuber" debuting. In this clip, you can see her denying the Holocaust and heartlessly laughing about it (Note: Due to the full stream being RIGHTFULLY taken down by PhaseConnect, this is the only footage from that stream that was saved). In this clip, you can see her unironically believing in the Jewish Question with her chat. And lastly, here, she references the extremely infamous "Happy Merchant" meme after being donated "Shekels", asks "Is that too far?", and then laughs. This is just the tip of the iceberg regrading Pipkin Pippa's true colors, as there is so much more of her Far-Right bigotry that has been neglected.
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37E;REdit draft. Also known as ERofthesemicolon, EsemicolonR, and PUNISHE;R. E;R is a Far-Right/Crypto-Fascist movie reviewer who mostly uses the "I'm just playing a character" card to make everybody be brainwashed into unironically believing his lies that his Far-Right political beliefs and extremely unsubtle Far-Right dogwhistles are just "Jokes" (E;R himself even admitted that all of his so-called "Jokes" are actually him trying to Red-Pill everybody into believing the Jewish Question over on his Gab account in November 2017). Some of his most infamous videos are: His Steven Universe review were he used the David Reimer & John Money gender reassignment controversy of 1966 as a straw-man for why LGBTQ people are all "monsters" and pedophiles, and even inserted a 4-minute-long unedited Hitler speech about how Jews control everything, his so-called "Non-Racist" review of Get Out which was basically him being extremely racist to black people for 39 minutes (with a side of TONS of blackface-type imagery), etc. I'm surprised RationalWiki doesn't have an article on him that documents all of his dogwhistle-filled reviews.
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11A few additions could be made to the list of cranks and pseudoastrologers that can be found around the internet, who mess around with physics they don't understand and 'prove Einstein wrong' and the like. Here are a few so far that aren't on RW yet: One is Roger Anderton, who has some videos on youtube that are exactly what you'd expect of doing maths and physics wrong, it seems similar to what Stephen Crothers does and things that Robitaille creates crank rants about, and those both have entire personal pages. Another one I can't immediately find any more, perhaps someone else here has more luck, but at least a few years back the stuff was easy to find: some Russian aeronautics/aerospace engineer who had some website and youtube videos, a lot with ugly yellow background, of course all about how 'Einstein was wrong', you know the drill, I seem to remember he called his own stuff 'absolutism', or something similar, but obviously a search on that gets you all kinds of things that are unrelated so if someone knows and remembers or finds them, those can also be added to the crackpot list.
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10Science and Nonduality is basically the kind of combination of science woo and gibberish you'd expect. It could fit on some existing pages about woo, maybe it doesn't need its own full page.
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77Brothers of Italy.Wikipedia Founded in 2012 after they split from this man's party. The winners of the 2022 Elections. Right-wing to Far-Right party that a Neo-Fascist faction aswell. Have been apologetic towards Mussolini, aswell having some Mussolinis in their Party. Conservative & Nationalistic twats, who are also anti-migration, Eurosceptic, against Euthanasia & Abortion and some other things worth mentioning, like certain hand gestures. They're also BFF's with the UK Conservative Party, The Republicans, Vox and their leader, Giorgia MeloniWikipedia seems to be good buddies with this fine fella.
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59Boomers.Wikipedia I'm surprised the wiki doesn't have an article on Boomers yet, considering the current intergenerational divide and associated strife, as well as the gerontocracyWikipedia that is the United States.
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109Geneva Conventions.Wikipedia I'm surprised the wiki doesn't have an article on the seminal conventions regarding the laws of war, especially since it's of relevance to the War on Terror and associated acts of government incompetence and/or malice.
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63El Yunque (organization)Wikipedia which is either a secret Roman Catholic organisation committed to using all means (legal and illegal) to preserve the church's power, or is a baseless conspiracy theory. It seems to focus on Mexico and to a lesser extent other Spanish-speaking countries, but is also allegedly active in the USA.
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45There is a website humancondition.comCreate draft about 'the human condition', mainly stuff from Jeremy Griffith,Wikipedia a biologist, whose work the late Harry ProsenWikipedia greatly advocates. At a first glance, the quality of the material is dubious, but some of it seems almost cult-like with 'transformation affirmations' from people who feel 'transformed' through this eye-opening material. Some of it also reads dubiously like psychoanalysis or at least its kinds of immunising strategies or weird claims. Like 'people naturally unconsciously stop listening and don't want to hear about this subject that I come to tell an important truth about, but I was lucky to not have this aversion so I could understand it and share it and it will save us all', this is almost literally the message, which, for something that claims to be based in science, is awfully propagandistic and evangelical. It is a trademarked organisation 'World Transformation Movement', and the first video after an interview they have is literally 'your block to the most wonderful of all gifts', which reads an awful lot like claims from psychoanalysis, which is of course always right because it already explains that people will reject it for unconscious reasons that psychoanalysis explains, and similar immunising strategies of pseudoscience. Further it has some political aspects, mentioning somewhere 'death by dogma left wing threat' and 'saving western civilisation from left wing dogma', while not having any such thing on 'right wing' or 'capitalism'. Perhaps the titles are just clickbaity and it goes into it in nuance in the essays themselves, but some of it is raising some flags, though I couldn't be bothered to check everything yet. So because it is so questionable, perhaps some good rationalists of various backgrounds need to look into it and create a write up of their findings in articles here on RW. There are ads for this stuff regularly popping up on youtube on just about anything for different people, so as it attempts to force its way into popular discourse, it seems in need of some rational treatment.
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50Looking for DarwinCreate draft, a book by Lloyd Spencer Davis, might deserve its own article, as it proclaims to be "a search for meaning in a world that pits evolution against creationism, Intelligent Design of an all-seeing God versus the blind hand of Natural Selection". Considering the subject of many articles here, it sounds like it deserves a place in that discussion, while so far it isn't there anywhere, not even mentioned on any page as paragraph or source.
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78Vertical farmingWikipedia and the claimed environmental benefits.
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112TrumpismWikipedia If the other wiki has a page about it, why can't we? This is something you'd immediately expect over here and not on Centristpedia.
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40Caleb MaupinCreate draft, ostensibly communist YouTuber and former head of the now-defunct Center for Political Innovation (he was kicked outfor being a creep and the org immediately dissolved). Has a lot of weird beef with BreadTube, especially anarchist YouTuber Thought Slime, worked for Russia Today for a long time, is/was a buddy of Aleksandr Dugin, and from all appearances, was attempting to style himself as the next Lyndon LaRouche until his downfall.
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31Klaus Schwab,Wikipedia founded the World Economic Forum, and is seen as being a mastermind of the Great Reset by crazy conspiracy theorists.
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6Neil Horan,Wikipedia defrocked Irish Catholic priest known for his outrageous protests preaching about the end times, the most infamous of which is perhaps the incident in the 2003 Formula 1 Grand Prix, besides his antisemitic leanings and support for Adolf Hitler. Not only that, he was also alleged to have played an indecent game of hide-and-seek with a little girl, though was unfortunately acquitted; he did, however, show support for convicted actor and paedophile Rolf HarrisWikipedia, as Neil was spotted outside the court during Harris's trial.
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115Operation HighjumpWikipedia was a 1947 United States Navy expedition to Antarctica headed by Admiral Richard E. Byrd.Wikipedia Ancient Aliens says that in a diary found by his son, he wrote that he found an enormous cave that was an entrance to a warm, lush, and green Inner Earth which they compared to the giant long-hidden Vietnamese cave Son Doong.Wikipedia
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12Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons,Wikipedia German federal agency responsible for examining and censoring media they deem to be dangerous for the youth. While born out of good intentions, e.g. atoning for past sins done by the Nazis, some of their decisions reeked of crankery, e.g. the ban on River RaidWikipedia as a knee-jerk reaction to a moral panic, and on the use of Nazi imagery by video games, the censorship of which ultimately backfired on them, when efforts by game developers to bowlderise the likes of Wolfenstein in order for them to be legally sold in Germany amounted more to Holocaust denial than protecting the youth, as it essentially strips the games of the historical elements it uses extensively for its narrative.
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25Ziauddin Sardar,Wikipedia British-Pakistani writer on Islam and author of Thomas KuhnWikipedia and the Science Wars.
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143Russell BrandWikipedia: One of the biggest cranks and conspiracy theorists on YT at the moment, peddles New Age bullshit like candy, surprised we don't have an article on him already.
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24Richard SwinburneWikipedia: English professor in philosophy of science and philosophy of religion.
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14The Exposé,Wikipedia a fake news website known for misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. Ernie Piper of counter-misinformation watchdog Logically remarked that the site is "try[ing] to make it look like they were doing hard-hitting investigative journalism".
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11People of Praise,Wikipedia a charismatic Christian organisation notable for teaching that women should be subservient to men as well as anti-LGBT policies. Known for its association with US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.[2]
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20American Council on Science and HealthWikipedia — I'm surprised we don't have an article on this already, considering it is an industry-funded group masquerading as a group of skeptics in order to spread propaganda against government regulation. Hell, there are some articles on this very site citing them as if they are a reliable source!
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-6That Vegan Teacher;Wikipedia she is basically PETA, but as a person. She is a homophobe and antisemite, went after YouTubers like PewDiePie and MrBeast, and made her dog vegan.
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134Gain of function researchWikipedia or how COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) S2 spike proteins gained the functional spike protein from HIV-1 gp41. [3] [4] [5]
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44Vladislav Surkov,Wikipedia Kremlin chief propagandist 1999-2020
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30George H. Smith,Wikipedia prolific American atheist author
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103Perhaps a page that helps with Refuting claims about the Russo-Ukrainian war that tankies keep regurgitating. Things like "Ukraine is run by nazis", "Zelenskyy is banning all the parties", "It's all NATO's fault", "It's all the CIA's fault", "It's all Western propaganda", etc., etc...
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36Jared DiamondWikipedia American geographer, historian and award winning best selling author of popular science books
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107Rendlesham Forest incidentWikipedia Britain's equivalent of the Roswell Incident
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83"Queen" Romana Didulo, a Philippine-born British Columbian crackpot who claims to be the "Queen of Canada" and has become involved with QAnon and other whack-job groups and conspiracy theories.[6]
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66The Federalist (website)Wikipedia: Conservative website known to post misinformation. According to their page on the other wiki, they used to have a "Black crime" tag on their website, and publish pseudoscience. Top hits from their headlines department include "For Christians, Dying From COVID (Or Anything Else) Is A Good Thing" and "Pedophilia Isn’t The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is".
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12Interfaith dialogueWikipedia: The practice of promoting positive relations between religions. Some alternative terms have popped up in recent years such as "interbelief dialogue" or "interpath dialogue" to be inclusive towards irreligious groups.
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18Dan PenaWikipedia: I Have mistrusted the trillion dollar man since i heard him with his climate change denial. It got worse with his anti snowflake crap and the fact that he seems legit. I Think he fits the site's mission given that he is a pretty batshit especially regarding climate change
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71Gays Against Groomers: Twitter account & site. Basically LGB Alliance (whom they actually follow on twitter). Some other notable and very interesting people that this "organisation" follows. And someone that is following them, despite having no issues with Trans people anymore according to our article. Some sources: 1 2 3.
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8Graham Phillips,Wikipedia a British pro-Russian "journalist", who has various times breached the Geneva Conventions by harassing and interrogating POWs for propaganda purposes. Recently got sanctioned by his own country.
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145Grooming,Wikipedia in the sexual abuse sense. In particular, how anti-LGBT figures have co-opted and abused the term in the latest incarnation of "Think of the Children!" There is a draft here.
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52Firearms Policy CoalitionCreate draft Is a fringe lobbyist group that advocates for weapon deregulation in the United States. Arguably more extreme than the GOA.
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13Steven GundryWikipedia is a heart surgeon that has turned into a woomeister promoting lectins as an enemy to health.
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56sv3rigeCreate draft (aka. Goatis) a Youtube personality who poses as a nutritionist. He's a flat-earther, anti-vegan, anti-vaxxer, raw meat eater, grifter, germ theory and covid denialist and an all-around crank magnet. He loves to call everything unnatural.
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58 TFP Student ActionCreate draft Is a branch from the American TFP society (tradition, family, property), very devious and manipulative group of young (well dressed) Catholics who travel the states protesting for right wing solutions to problems as well as running chivalry camps which are basically right wing indoctrination centres for kids
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65KundaliniWikipedia is a loose new-age concept becoming popular in mainstream circles and celebrities, and also a bogeyman in religious circles; for example when you push someone to explain how they know Beyonce sold their soul they bring up her "Kundalini awakening" and how it helps her dance
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51Mark MeechanWikipedia: also known as "Count Dankula", is a white nationalist who got his claim-to-fame through being arrested for teaching his dog how to do the Nazi Salute. He's a far-right libertarian who hides his true nature under the excuse of comedy and "trolling", and he also once operated with Carl Benjamin in UKIP to run on a far-right platform
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67The Kali YugaWikipedia: In Hinduism, this is supposed to be the dark age in a supposed four-stage cycle, with the other three being the Satya Yuga, the Treta Yuga, and the Dvapara Yuga. It has been been incorporated into esoteric fascist philosophy multiple times since the 1930s, often with a particular interest in its predicted end and the subsequent dawn of the Satya Yuga (a golden age), which is comparable to the Christian end times or the Germanic pagan Ragnarok. It has also crept into many New Age movements, unfortunately this usually comes by way of the the aforementioned esoteric fascist philosophy.
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50William Henry HarrisonCreate draft: The 9th and first president to die in office
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121Patriot FrontWikipedia is an offshoot of the Nazi group Vanguard America,Wikipedia they formed because of a split after the events of the 2017 Unite the Right rally. 31 of these idiots were just caught in the back of a U-Haul truck outside a LQBTQ Pride monthWikipedia rally in Idaho, all dressed the same, some of them armed. They were arrested for attempting to start a riot, but someone has bailed all of them out.[7] Their names have been released by the sheriff's office here: [8]
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33Shirley TempleWikipedia Iconic child actress from the 1930s turned diplomat and would-be conservative politician. Besides her conservative political views such as her support for the Vietnam War and her failed campaign as a congresswoman, her films have also been the subject of scrutiny especially in recent years for its perceived paedophilic undertones, e.g. the now infamous "Good Ship Lollipop" scene in Bright Eyes where she serenades a group of grown men on board an airplane.
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15Popular PsychologyWikipedia Popular Science while not rigorously scientific is useful for teaching the general public scientific ideas. Same with Pop Psychology. Unfortunately, Psychology is already a "soft" science rife with opinion and unreproducable ideas. Popular Psychology is sometimes barely indistinguishable from self-help ideas.
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28NarcissismWikipedia The Pop Psychology concept, not the Personality disorder. Popularized by Psychs such as Doctor Romani (A survivor) and Sam Vaknin, an admitted and proud NPD sufferer who calls God and Jesus narcissists, promotes his own brand of self-projected psychological woo, generally paints a negative perception of Psychology of the "Psychology calls people/views people as 'objects'" sort. He calls it a "loss of ego" and his self a "life-threatening vacuum". This sort of pseudopsychology is damaging because it preys on abuse survivors and gives then extremely maladaptive coping patterns for trauma, starting a cycle of failed relationships and many people who believe this stuff think they're "drawn" to Narcissists and every relationship they had in the past was with one if it failed. Ironically might be a way to avoid accountability in some cases.
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46I think that an article on this crank website called serendipity.liCreate draft and the author Peter Meyer would be cool.
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145MonkeypoxWikipedia The latest infectious disease panic, like a very mild version of smallpox, but with added monkey. It's dangerous for those with weak immune systems, but not a great threat to others, especially as it can only be passed by close body contact. There has been a certain amount of panic[9][10] but just give us the facts!
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46Jesus Strikes Back: Judgment DayWikipedia A third-person shooter in the vein of Hatred and Ethnic Cleansing themed around inciting violence against liberal and LGBTQ+ groups. Despite making claims that the game (along with others such as the Christchurch-themed The Shitposter) is "satire" ostensibly to poke fun at cancel culture and the current sociopolitical climate, developer 2Genderz Productions is clearly intending to troll and sow controversy through their so-called "games" based on their antisemitic and racially-charged drivel on their website.
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124Bongbong MarcosWikipedia Old Macoy's son and contender for the 2022 elections. His rise to prominence as a politician has polarised Filipinos especially in light of him and his family's tax evasion and their patriarch's notoriety as a dictator and plunderer.
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150Ferdinand MarcosWikipedia Needs no introduction. The best worst president the Philippines ever had.
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62Thought MoralityCreate draft (couldn't come up with a better title) is the belief that thoughts can be categorized under morality. Religious people are most likely to think that some thoughts are immoral, a sin, or a crime.
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-16Pooh-poohWikipedia is a fallacy in informal logic that consists of dismissing an argument as being unworthy of serious consideration
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14Richard TolWikipedia is a so called economic from Essex university who claims climate change is good for the economy actually and stopping it is bad in so many flipping publications that is spam any search results about economic impacts of climate change and took too much digging to figure out he is a scambag, Wikipedia have some red flags like mentioning he is beloved by the republicans and some of his buddies have pages here that show they are fossil fuel buddies,
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81Bad Webcomics WikiCreate draft is a riffing website that covers webcomics of questionable quality. While sometimes accurate with their criticisms towards webcomics like Sonichu, the community has a heavy right-wing slant with many of it's prominent members being alt-right apologists and sycophantic towards comic writers like Stonetoss, frequently engaging in transphobia and other reactionary behavior both on certain reviews and in their forum on Tapatalk.
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15Junípero SerraWikipedia: A Spanish Roman Catholic priest and missionary who founded a number of Spanish missions in California. Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 25 September 1988 and canonized by Pope Francis on 23 September 2015 amid denunciations by Indigenous American tribes who criticise Serra over accusations of brutal subjugation, cultural genocide and forced conversions. However, while Native Americans did not take kindly to Serra, some have accused them of fostering cancel culture through vandalism of monuments and renaming of institutions established in Serra's name.
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79CutiesCreate draft: A 2020 French coming-of-age drama about a Senegalese Muslim girl who is struggling between her family's conservative upbringing and the prospect of her joining a dance crew. It became more well known for the controversy it generated and how both sides of the American political spectrum are upset about the perceived pedophilic content of the film despite assertions by both its director and Netflix that the film was intended to criticise the sexualisation of young girls.
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58Mahavatar BabajiWikipedia is said to be a yogi who has living for more then 2000 years and has supernatural abilities.
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55PharmakeiaWikipedia is a word used in the bible in a couple of places translated to witchcraft or sorcery (depending on the translation). This is why Harry Potter is seen as bad in some circles, but the word has a connotation to "drugs" and has been used as a reason to not take the COVID-19 vaccine in recent years. The drug connotation is not new but was likely isolated to Christian Scientists and some puritans.
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-62CocomelonWikipedia: Popular YouTube channel catered towards children. While it did rise to prominence as a go-to venue for entertaining and educating small children, others have accused Cocomelon of gaming the system and cynically exploiting their juvenile audience for YouTube revenue and clout while providing nothing of substance compared to established children's educational programming such as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood or Sesame Street, not to mention that the channel has also been criticised by experts and parenting groups alike as being hyper-stimulating and addictive. One prominent critic is PewDiePie, who released a diss trackWikipedia satirising the channel.
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10Apollo QuiboloyWikipedia: A Jesus wannabe claiming to be "the Appointed Son of God" as well as being "the Owner of the Universe", but in reality is a certified megachurch kook who started a media empire and sexually abused children in exchange for privileges as well as avoiding "eternal damnation". Has recently been indicted by the US Department of Justice due to said accusations. On February 5, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a wanted poster for Quiboloy.
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-33Adam SomethingEdit draft[11] is a BreadTuber with over 700K subscribers. His videos are often about transportation and city building as subject, along with critique about capitalism. His most popular videos take shots at Elon Musk and Dubai. As of recent he also closely covers the Russo-Ukrainian War.
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87 A Tankie glossary, similar to those for the ones made for the Alt-right, TERFs, and the Manosphere, might be a good idea.
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26 Surrogacy when a woman uses her body to give birth to someone else's baby. Many different groups fight over whether this should be illegal: LGBT, feminists, TERFS, conservatives, the Catholic Church, etc. An interesting topic for this wiki to cover as there are many different opinions on whether or not it should be illegal. With so many different groups with different opinions crankery is bound to be found. Perfect for this wiki.
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-19"Personal choice" is a thing that people bring up when they decide not to take safety precautions because they desire a sort of freedom. Some elaboration and counter-arguments would be nice.
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41An umbrella reviewWikipedia is known to be scholarly pieces of evidence. They are reviews of systematic-reviews and meta-analyses.
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36John RosemondWikipedia is a American pseudopsychologist associated with the American College of Pediatricians. Some of his popular advice to new parents includes: never bending down to children, always saying "because I said so" when giving a command, denying any treatment for ADHD (as it's non-existent according to him), potty training toddlers by forcing them to be naked and physically moving them to the toilet when they have an inevitable accident, AND LOCKING YOUR FUCKING KID IN THEIR ROOM FOR A MONTH IF THEY HIT YOU. His abusive methods of parenting are popular on nanny blogs and was featured on a PragerU video about raising obedient kids.
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13Wang JingweiWikipedia: The Asian Vidkun Quisling/Benedict Arnold. Headed the Japanese collaborationist government based in Nanjing during World War II.
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91Hồ Chí MinhWikipedia: The founding father of modern Vietnam as well as one of the most well known Asian communist leaders. He deserves to have an article of his own.
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100Patriot PrayerWikipedia: Far-right organization that has hosted numerous pro-Trump rallies since their foundation in 2016. Have ties to the Proud Boys and some militia movement groups. Not-so-fun fact: Jeremy Joseph Christian,Wikipedia the man responsible for the 2017 Portland train attack in which he murdered two people (and was sentenced to life without parole in 2020 for it) had attended a few Patriot Prayer rallies.
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59Mobutu Sese SekoWikipedia: Batshit insane dictator of Zaire from 1965 to 1997. Know for his lavish and pimp-tastic outfits and for being a one-man kleptocracy. He's covered in the article about the Democratic Republic of the Congo but deserves to have his own page.
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124Amy Coney BarrettWikipedia: The newest member of the conservative wing of the Supreme Court, added to the court following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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106Ketanji Brown JacksonWikipedia: The first new justice to joint the Supreme Court during the Biden administration, and the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
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46Vaccine Choice CanadaWikipedia: Canada's leading anti-vaxxer organization.
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59Cultured Person BroadcastingCreate draft: Japanese far-right television channel and YouTube channel associated with Netto-uyoku. They are known to engage in war crime denial (in regards to Imperial Japan's numerous atrocities during World War II) and also engange in anti-Chinese, anti-Korean, and xenophobic propaganda.
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139Kyle RittenhouseEdit draft: Kinda surprised that this little shit doesn't already have a page here. Contrary to what the Right says, he's a murderer and a terrorist.

New articles[edit]

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Kevin McCarthyWikipedia The sooner we have an article on the nazi house speaker. The Better.

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Appeal to hysteria: A variant of the ad hominem fallacy wherein the "arguer" argues that because they perceive their opponent to be mentally ill, their opponent's argument is invalid. There's a draft in the works.

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Andrew Tate is a former kickboxer who promotes himself as a so-called "alpha male". He's like Roosh V but somehow even more extreme, up to and including promotion of borderline sex trafficking.

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Transvestigation: Transphobic conspiracy theory that alleges many, or all, celebrities, historical figures, etc. are secretly transgender for some reason.

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Bosnian WarWikipedia or Yugoslav Wars,Wikipedia conflicts in the 1990s in southeast Europe that saw mass murder, rape as a military tactic, and attempts at genocide, and popularised the term ethnic cleansing; authoritarian Serb leader Slobodan MiloševićWikipedia is also missional. Subject of extended war-crimes trials, and the aftermath of incidents like the Srebrenica massacreWikipedia is still playing out in western European courts and politics.[12] Also played an important role in international law/diplomacy in defining the proper use of military force, influencing later military interventions. The role of ethnic and inter-religious tensions and pseudohistorical narratives in the conflict is also missional (Muslim Bosnians vs Orthodox Serbs vs Catholic Croats, with the Serbs particularly fond of demonising their enemies).

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Volodymyr ZelenskyyWikipedia is the 7th president of Ukraine and is popular of surviving Putin's warWikipedia.

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Simone GoldWikipedia is right wing anti-vaxxer and the founder of America’s Frontline Quacks America's Frontline DoctorsWikipedia and a participant in the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.

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Josh HawleyWikipedia: A young, ambitious Senator from Missouri who voted against certification of Joe Biden's victory, he is like Trump, only considerably more intelligent. He is currently the most dangerous man in the Senate and will likely run for President in 2024.

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Telegram (software),Wikipedia a secure messaging application that has become known as a favourite for the far right.[13][14][15] How does it work, why is it popular with fash, is it genuinely dangerous?

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Dinosaur denialism: A pseudohistorical conspiracy theory popular among religious evolution deniers that claims dinosaurs did not exist, and were made up by scientists as a way to validate Darwins theory of evolution.

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154Uranium One conspiracy theoryWikipediaAnother conspiracy against Hillary Clinton
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153Fight The New Drug,Wikipedia 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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153TerasemWikipedia[16][17][18] made the news not long ago for tricking NCIS actress Pauley Perrette into appearing to endorse their arrant bullshit. It's been described as a "robot cult" and calls itself a "transreligion".
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155Gadsden flagWikipedia Used as a symbol of defiance and vigilance during the American Revolution, but has since been co-opted by libertarian and far-right groups to justify their agendas.
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162Robb Elementary School shootingWikipedia (section in school shooting) Deadliest elementary school shooting since Sandy Hook. I am not surprised if this has attracted wingnut conspiracist nonsense using very much the same anti-gun control rhetoric like what happened ten years ago where "Sandy Hoax" crisis actors were purportedly used to 'stage' such a mass shooting. Not to mention the twisted and fallacious argument "iF ThE TeAcHeRs wErE ArMeD ThIs wOuLdN'T HaVe hApPeNeD" as espoused by some Republican legislators especially in Texas whose gun culture is up to cartoonish proportions. Currently a subsection in school shooting
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167Isaac HayesWikipedia famed Southern soul musician who also played "Chef" on South Park until parting ways with the show after an episode making fun of Scientology of which Hayes was a member. It later turned that out Hayes didn't write his resignation letter and the signature was forged, but this didn't really come out until after his death. After leaving the show and leading up to his death Hayes made very few public or private appearances and was described as acting strangely, so there are many who suspect foul play. Here is a rather thorough Reddit analysis of the events: [19]
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162HotepWikipedia or Hotep movement; a sexist and conspiratorial version of black nationalism, mixed with standard Afrocentric woo about ancient Egypt.
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161SteviaWikipedia currently has a one-line reference under Sweetener, but probably deserves more due to how common it is in food products currently. A traditional sweetener containing various sweet-tasting extracts that can be extracted easily just by boiling the leaves, stevia is incredibly marketable under the Naturalistic fallacy despite the fact that commercial stevia-based sweeteners are standardised extract concentrations made in labs. There is some fear it causes cancer (it doesn't unless you're eating a terrifying amount of it), some enthusiasm that it can help manage diabetic sugar cravings and people trying to lose weight (which, used sensibly as a substitute for sugar and not as a magical potion, it does), and a few weirdos convinced that it can cure cancer, cure depression, and provide infinite energy to earth from "cold fission".
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159Overtoun BridgeWikipedia, the "dog suicide bridge"[20], a bridge in Scotland where lots of dogs reportedly commit suicide by jumping off the side. This has got press attention for a while, with some blaming supernatural influences and others suggesting bizarre canine-psychological factors.
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170Stochastic terrorismWikipedia and/or Lone wolfWikipedia - terms used to describe terrorist attacks carried by by an individual but inspired by extremist groups and public figures. It started with Daesh but has horseshoed over to the far right.
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162VeggieTalesWikipedia - a Christian Indoctrination program disguised as a children's show.
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160United Constitutional Patriots,Wikipedia a right-wing militia group in New Mexico that has been illegally detaining kidnapping immigrants at gunpoint while they are attempting to cross the border. Their felonious leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins was recently arrested by the FBI on firearms charges.[1] There is also an associated Facebook page.[2]
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162Sweatshop,Wikipedia a workplace where people are employed for long hours with poor working conditions. This wiki currently only has a brief mention of sweatshops in the Globalization article but there really needs to be an article about sweatshops not just a paragraph.
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159JackalopesWikipedia are the elusive horned rabbitsWikipedia of the Wild West. They are often said to be a tall tale, although Shope papillomaWikipedia is actually quite common among rabbits and may provide an explanation other than taxidermy.
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159Get A DripCreate draft/Drip barsCreate draft Get A Drip is a company that offers vitamin-filled IV drips in a clinic in the middle of a shopping centre. They have been in trouble for promising to treat infertility with a drip (it won't work), and doctors have pointed out that a one-time IV won't cure a chronic vitamin deficiency.[21][22] But the woo health press is all over them.[23][24] (I posted something in clogs before they got mainstream press in the UK.) The generic term for this kind of business is a drip bar, and has also received criticism in the US, with the general recommendation that you should just drink fluids.[25]
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161Filibuster in the United States Senate,Wikipedia Democratic Presidential candidates have talked about getting rid of it. There also seems to be a lot of confusion on what the filibuster actually is, and when there is confusion deceitful malcontents will be there.
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162Oil pipelineWikipedia -- there are over 200,000 miles of these criss-crossing North America, some of which have attracted protests. On the one hand, people hate Big Oil™ and a big leak could be disastrous; on the other hand, petroleum pipelines are generally safer than transport by oil tanker.
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157Non-Celiac Gluten SensitivityWikipedia (NCGS), which is likely to not exist at all and has been used to justify Gluten-free fad diets.
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161Caitlyn JennerWikipedia is vaguelly mentioned here and here. It seems that she's becoming more and more like Buck Angel when looking at her twitter and seeing some of her tweets. She has appeared on the most truthful news channel in the US. She ran as a replacement candidate in the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election for certain political party. She calls herself a transgender activist, yet not everyone in the LGBTQ+ community sees it that way. In fact, she sounds more like one of those special kind of activists.
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162The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic PartnershipWikipedia - which parts of it are fine and which are not?
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166Earthquake lights.Wikipedia A somewhat-mysterious phenomenon linked with earthquakes and reportedly sometimes confused for UFOs (see also ball lightning). Wikipedia is vague.
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168Processed food.Wikipedia Also something that will kill you. (Or save you. [26])
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161uBeam:Wikipedia a physics-defying startup whose big idea is to transmit power by ultrasonic sound. If you do the numbers you'll see that this would require power levels that would not just deafen everyone in the vicinity, but be such that air starts going nonlinear. Site, breathless press [27][28][29] Any bored physicists in the house?
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161Brilliant Light Power,Wikipedia formerly Blacklight Power, another physics-defying startup that claims to be able to burn water by knocking hydrogen into a state below the ground state. Amazed writeup here, the crackpot paper it springs from. Noteworthy because it's soaked up millions in venture capital over a couple of decades for something that literally defies physics. Quantum physics is all wrong, energy from water, guy with an MD came up with it, $100M from investors despite every scientific authority from DoE secretary Nobel Prize winner to American Physics Society spokesman denouncing it, etc. That there is no RationalWiki article about it is less believable. See [30]
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162VoatWikipedia 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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174Rodney King.Wikipedia We've got pages on Matthew Shepard, Trayvon Martin and Vincent Chin; why not King?
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162The Fort Hood shootingWikipedia is now getting coverage because wingnuts believe Obama the FBI has a double standard for "not treating it as a terrorist act."
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165Let's continue on with our liberal boogeypersons: Rosie O'Donnell.Wikipedia
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161The Vega testWikipedia or Vega machineWikipedia[31][32][33], by reader request.
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162Pesticide.Wikipedia Someone made User:Tweenk/Pesticide residue, which is relevant.
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170The RockefellerWikipedias/Rockefeller Foundation.Wikipedia They're as much a magnet for conspiracy whackjobs as the Rothschilds. One story, popular among paranoid anti-feminists, is that they started feminism so that women would eventually be allowed to have jobs and thus be taxable.
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164Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)Wikipedia by David Reuben - A sex guide from the late 60's which was a best seller in its time (inspired a Woody Allen movie of the same name). Relevant because the original edition portrays homosexuality as a disorder, advocates reparative therapy, somewhat flirts with the whole pink swastika idea, claims that all lesbians are prostitutes, and also recommends a Coca-Cola douche as a contraceptive (you can read about it all in the following link). I don't know too much about the 1999 revised edition, but based on Amazon reviews it's just as bad on the homophobia front.
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161Mary Elizabeth Croft, author of How I Clobbered Every Bureaucratic Cash-Confiscatory Agency Known To Man and her "spiritual economics" (again, please don't touch this unless you have a good understanding of economics and/or (pseudo)law)
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165Bill Gaede,Wikipedia physics crank known for his theory the Rope Hypothesis. His WP article talks about his legal troubles, but the woo goes deep here and is very RW. Has followers. Site: http://www.youstupidrelativist.com/ Already in the list of Internet kooks and pushes the Rational Science Method. The Facebook group is remarkable.
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180TDP lampCreate draft aka biolamp (a reader request), with wooish claims of the magickal powers of far-infrared - the Wikipedia article is noticeably lacking in critique. Perhaps the wooish side of infrared in general.
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168Lamaze,Wikipedia a natural childbirth technique.
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174Something along the lines of Found footageWikipedia/Hidden Footage? It's a classic method that Paranormal believers and conspiracy nuts alike are prone to resorting to as an easy way to fool the more gullible on the Internet, whether it be a high-budget film or a grainy video inside a Freemason Lodge, and claiming said footage as proof for whatever crank belief/conspiracy theory they have.
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167There's nothing here about Eugene PodkletnovWikipedia?
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177BP.Wikipedia Why?
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162Jean-Luc Brunel,Wikipedia another known associate of Jeffrey Epstein, he was arrested and charged with rape of minors. He was later found dead in his jail cell in La Santé PrisonWikipedia, after he died from an alleged "suicide by hanging".
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162The Army of Northern Virginia.Wikipedia "This is composed of about 820 military intelligence people. They're the primary intel source for the president. Because he doesn't have faith in the CIA or the FBI. And Q gets a lot of the information from the Army of Northern Virginia." ~ Gen. Paul E. VallelyWikipedia
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181CloudflareWikipedia is a DDOS protection service, DNS manager and domain name registrar that has repeatedly given coverage to Alt-right crank sites. They have bowed a few times under pressure, but there is a pattern here and they often have not. Also they pretty much are centralizing the internet with all the dangers that entails.
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180Montessori educationWikipedia is an education style focused on children's innate desire to learn. Its practices range from sensible to considerably less so. There are schools openly branding themselves with the concept all over the world, but the Wikipedia page is pretty slim. An editorialized well-sourced article here would be a great help to many parents, new and old, as well as their children.
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172Mass Formation PsychosisWikipedia is a pseudoscientific theory about the COVID-19 pandemic that started gaining traction in January 2022. The primary driver of this bullshit is a German Belgian/Flemish professor named Matthias Desmet. (Maarten Boudry and psychologist Bram Vervliet have written about his crank ideas, for inspiration for sources.)
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172Project AvalonWikipedia - http://projectavalon.net/, also have a look at their forum
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187KetamineWikipedia: A moderately popular Dissociative drug becoming popular in recent years as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. It's been responsible for cranks such as John C. LillyWikipedia and more casual users who become addicted to its purported "mystical" effects have been known to commit suicide as a result of their newfound delusions. It's also really hard on your bladder for some reason.
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170Time for lulz: Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.Wikipedia This is an organisation led by 9/11 Truther Richard Gage. His website.
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165Shadow Inc.,Wikipedia the technology company that gained attention after their IowaReporterApp software failed during the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucusesWikipedia and received donations from Pete Buttigieg,Wikipedia Joe Biden, and Kirsten Gillibrand. Its parent company is ACRONYMWikipedia manipulates a hybrid model of a 501(c)4Wikipedia entity that does not disclose donors and a Super PACWikipedia that does.[34]
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168Uplifting,Wikipedia 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 burden to assimilate and upgrade others against their will.
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192Dr. PhilWikipedia: Another O-spawn -- some have even called him the male version of Oprah herself -- he promotes yet more alternative bullshit. Also, may or may not have molested a patient. Has recently been on Fox News.
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187We should create an article on the subject of a surveillance stateWikipedia 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 program, Canada's spying bills, etc.
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181David Rockefeller,Wikipedia a pundit whose speeches are constantly quote mined for conspiracies.
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267I don't know how RationalWiki typically deals with ongoing current events, but I think an article about the Russo-Ukrainian War,Wikipedia maybe in a liveblog-style article, would be pretty useful.
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337Doe v. Trump (2016)Wikipedia 1:16-cv-07673-RA ([35] [36] [37]) was the case of child rape filed against Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein for their underage sex parties at Epstein's residence in Manhattan in 1994, four of which were attended by Donald Trump.
Katie Johnson v. Donald J. Trump and Jeffrey E. Epstein (2016) 5:16-cv-00797-DMG-KS ([38] [39]) was another case where the pair forcibly raped three 12 and 13 year old girls at underage sex parties at Epstein's Manhattan residence in 1994. The plaintiff's filings were "voluntarily" withdrawn after she had received death threats, and the charges were then dismissed.[40] [41] [42] [43] A draft has been created at Draft:Trump child rape cases.
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236Jeff BezosWikipedia is the founder of Lexcorp Amazon. He is one of the richest men in the world. He briefly traveled to space, during which time he was one of the richest men off the world.
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227Carbon taxWikipedia: A tax levied on the carbon content of fuels, used to discourage CO2 emissions. Despite it's simplicity & efficacy, the proposal has been politically unpopular in many places, with attack campaigns pushed by Conservative groups & the fossil fuel industry. Tends to be much popular once in place. We currently have an article about the Australian carbon tax
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212 An actual article on Mass Surveillance,Wikipedia we currently just have Security theater, which isn't a very expansive discussion on the topic. Missional for explorations of authoritarianism.
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218First Amendment auditsWikipedia - another creepy right-wing/libertarian anti-government thing, involves going into libraries and other public buildings and hassling librarians to test if they'll protect your right to free speech if you stick a camera in their face and shout at them.[44] Initially in the US but a similar group, Auditing Britain, has been invading COVID testing centres.[45]
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190Whitehouse.gov petitionsWikipedia An ePetition site started by the Obama administration to make the people's voices feel heard. It was mostly ignored during the Trump administration, then taken down the day Biden was sworn into office. But why?
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192Process Church of the Final JudgmentWikipedia An offshoot of the Church of $cientology with influences from Satanism featuring infamous members such as Charles Manson and David Berkowitz;Wikipedia the church itself or a splinter group known as "The Children" may have been tied to the Son of SamWikipedia killings. Manson said of the church: "Well, a lot of the guys were interested in studying how to clear your mind. That's where Scientology started. Then it got to be The Process."
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206Operation FishbowlWikipedia was a series of nuclear weapons tests. Cranks somehow think this proves Flat Earth.
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269Matt GaetzEdit draft: the Representative of Florida's 1st district, and a guy that can't tell whether or not he should be a RINO, or a Steve King wannabe.
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267Ghislaine MaxwellWikipedia Her trial starts today.[46] I definitely expected there to be an article here already.
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185VrilWikipedia- holy shit, we don't have a page on this?
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176The Rife machineWikipedia uses electricity in an attempt to treat cancer, Lyme disease, and other diseases. It went out of favor for awhile and has now been revived. Even Andrew Weil says they don't work.[47]
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185Leaky gut syndrome,Wikipedia a diagnosis purported by many woo-peddlers to be the cause of autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autism. Mentioned in a paragraph in our article on Josh Axe, but since it's a widespread hypothesis in the alt-med world, is related to (if not exactly the same as) Andrew Wakefield's "autistic enterocolitis" bullshit, and is the rationale for the use of a number of supplements and fad diets to treat the aforementioned conditions--in a way that makes no sense whatsoever if you aren't aware of the leaky gut hypothesis--it deserves enough attention for its own article. While the ailment may or may not be real, the snake oil and "superfood" cures for it are all too commonplace. c.f. this article.
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213Mark Rossini,Wikipedia former FBI agent who played a major role in trying to track al-Qaeda before the CIA blocked him from sharing the information that two known terrorists (Khalid al-MihdharWikipedia and Nawaf al-HazmiWikipedia), who later went on to carry out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, had entered the US.[3]
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184QAnon AnonymousWikipedia is an investigative journalism podcast that analyzes and debunks conspiracy theories. It is hosted by Travis View who has written extensively for the Washington Post on the subject of QAnon. Travis View was later revealed to be a pseudonym whose real name was Logan Strain.
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188The importance of Yuri BezmenovWikipedia as a modern day quote mine can hardly be overstated. Originally a KGB officer, he defected to the West and subsequently became an anticommunist and a writer about subversion and propaganda. Everyone who has the displeasure of interacting with cranks of any stripe has probably been linked that one interview at least once. An analysis of what claims exactly he made and whether they have any actual relevance to the world today probably wouldn't hurt. (He is also prominently featured in the trailer for the next Call of Duty game.)
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193Q: Into the StormWikipedia is a documentary miniseries that recently premiered on HBO exploring the QAnon conspiracy theory and the people involved with it, including 8chan owners and administrators Jim WatkinsWikipedia and Ron Watkins.Wikipedia QAnon followers have already tied it into their "conspiracy".[48]
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188Palladium hydrideWikipedia is an odd one that can absorb 800~900x its volume in hydrogen.[4] There's a lot of woo behind it including claims that it can be used to make a room-temperature superconductorWikipedia or even be useful for cold fusion allowing all those densely packed hydrogen atoms to be smashed together into helium. There are, of course, the usual claims that the price of palladium is being controlled and that the Illuminati are investing in it. I think it needs an article or even one on PalladiumWikipedia would be fine.
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253After the 2019 release of the Afghanistan PapersWikipedia detailing that the feds had, as of then, been lying us for the past 18 years, maybe an article on them is appropriate?
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205ComicsgateWikipedia is a campaign, similar to Gamergate, in opposition to perceived "forced diversity" and progressivism in the content of North American superhero comic books and the kinds of creators who work in the industry. The movement has been described as part of the alt-right movement, and as a harassment campaign, which targets women, people of color, and LGBT individuals in the comic book industry whose goal is to ‘combat SJW control of popular media’. Given their reminiscence of GamerGate in terms of tactics, their excessive focus on Marvel's new Iron Man Riri WilliamsWikipedia, and how the group acted as a catalyst in the firing of Chuck WendigWikipedia, then this article should become a priority.
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218Vitamin CWikipedia (and ZincWikipedia) people take them when they're sick, but how much does it really help? Currently has a section in Vitamin and mineral supplements, but if Vitamin D has its own article then Vitamin C definitely deserves one.
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205Amazon RainforestEdit draft: As there has been a lot of misinformation about this in the media in recent years, it seems fitting.
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1982020–2021 Indian farmers' protestWikipedia Indian Farmers Protest
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336This so-called COVID-19 lab leak hypothesisWikipedia — with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying being some of its main proponents [49] [50] [51] — either as its own article or as a section in an existing COVID-19 article. Yes, RW talks about it a bit, but the hypothesis has been circulating outside of right-wing circles for some time. Indeed, while even the other wiki acknowledges that it basically edges towards conspiracy thinking, it hasn’t stopped others from reporting it as a supported lead to explain the origins of SARS-CoV-2. In fact, many have been speaking about it in the press as a working theory rather than what it is: a hypothesis, if not less than that. And while it may ultimately be true, the fact that it’s being advocated without any tangible credible evidence is concerning. This needs to be dealt with head-on at some point.
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213Thorium-based nuclear powerWikipedia A lot of crap surrounding the thorium powered reactor in pop sci magazines, a lot of it debunked by thunderf00t.
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210The Capitol Hill Autonomous ZoneWikipedia is a self-declared "autonomous zone" and de facto intentional community and commune in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington that was established on June 8, 2020, after Capitol Hill's East Precinct building was abandoned by the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
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221Isaac KappyWikipedia was an American actor known for his roles in Thor, Terminator: Salvation, and Breaking Bad. He was also best friends with Seth GreenWikipedia until allegedly being approached by Seth about pedophilia in Hollywood and being asked to participate apparently referring to it as "chicken".[52][53] He claimed to fear for his life when he spoke out about this, but was later found suicided. He had also claimed that Marina AbramovićWikipedia, John PodestaWikipedia, Dan SchneiderWikipedia, Jimmy SavileWikipedia, and Tom HanksWikipedia are pedophiles, and further, Hanks has been accused of alluding to his murder in a tweet about "roadkill on Route 66" where Kappy's body was found. Removed Youtube video here. Archived here.
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187HuaweiWikipedia and ZTE,Wikipedia two popular smartphone manufacturers from China which made the headlines after being subject to accusations of spying and being a national security threat by the US government. Such claims have in turn been accused of being protectionism masked as security concerns.
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195Occupy DemocratsWikipedia An extreme left-wing series of websites with an abysmal fact-checking record and Breitbart style spin according to MBFC, Politifact, and Snopes.
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186Fake conferenceCreate draft or scam conferenceCreate draft - the sort where there's no real scientific conference, just a lot of people's money being taken. Will accept SCIgenned papers.
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391Something along the lines of race and police brutality in the United StatesWikipedia – title flexible, obviously – is desperately needed. There are tons of major incidents that have received widespread coverage (Michael Brown and Eric Garner being probably the most prominent) that all follow the same pattern: cop shoots and kills black person in circumstances that didn't warrant violent action, then gets away with it. Cover the incidents, cover the statistics, cover right-wing media distortions of the incidents, cover protests, cover riots and maybe even online responses (#BlackLivesMatter).
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331Sutherland Springs church shooting,Wikipedia and the Atomwaffen scum perpetrator Devin Patrick KelleyWikipedia[5] A draft has been created at Sutherland Springs church shooting.
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420Dr. Salvatore Cezar PaisWikipedia is listed as the inventor of four 2019 U.S. Navy patents that have been described as "Star Trek technology".[54] The patent names include "High frequency gravitational wave generator", "Piezoelectricity-induced Room Temperature Superconductor", "Electromagnetic ‘force field’ generator", and the one that initially caught my eye: US10144532B2 "Craft using an inertial mass reduction device". A patent prosecuted by a navy attorney, defended by a Navy CTO, and pushed through in an unusual way. There is a comment by a patent lawyer discussing the unusual nature of this here. There is some good analysis in it, and the comments after could explain all those UFO sightings as military craft tests.
"It is a well-known facet of quantum field theory that everything can be described in quantum mechanical terms. The complex interactions between a physical system and its surroundings (environment), disrupt the quantum mechanical nature of a system and render it classical under ordinary observation. This process is known as decoherenceWikipedia. However, it is argued that we can retard (delay) decoherence (and possibly even suppress it – namely decouple a physical system from the environment) by accelerated spin and/or accelerated vibration of electrically charged matter under rapid acceleration transients. This may be the very condition to achieve a state of macroscopic quantum coherence, the idea being that we never let the system achieve thermodynamic equilibrium, by constantly delaying the onset of relaxation to equilibrium (hence the production of maximal entropy is delayed). The system may ‘violently’ react by generating ‘anomalous’ emergent phenomena, such as, but not limited to, inertial mass reduction." Implementations of these patents are possibly what was pictured in the AATIPWikipedia UFO videos released by Tom DeLonge and recently confirmed by the US Navy found here. He recently released yet another controversial patent, this one titled "Plasma Compression Fusion Device" would be small enough to fit inside of a vehicle and produce energy on the gigawatt to terawatt scale.[55]
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287 We should have an article on Christian supremacy,Wikipedia the societal mindset in the US promotes the superiority of Christianity and by extension Christians, be they social or institutionalized norms. (Think of the phrase "It's the Christian thing to do.") Note: we already have articles on the United States as a Christian nation, Christian Identity, and Dominionism.
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337Dr. Mary's MonkeyWikipedia is a book with a surprisingly large following considering how absolutely nuts it is. It details an insane conspiracy theory where (if I'm remembering correctly) a cancer researcher was using a linear accelerator at the CIA's request to try and create a virus to inflict cancer (in order to kill Fidel Castro) and accidentally created AIDS as a result and that's why she was murdered.
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271Gun control in Nazi GermanyWikipedia - Whether as a separate article or as a sub-section in the article about gun control. It's commonly asserted that the Nazis took away everybody's guns and thus were able to begin committing genocide because they were disarmed. This flies in the face of that fact that the Nazis actually relaxed Germany's gun laws (albeit not for the Jews) after the populace were disarmed by allies after World War 1. A draft has been created at Draft:Gun control in Nazi Germany.
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293AATIPWikipedia - a Pentagon program that basically searched for UFOs in early 2010s, cost 20 million, found nothing and was strongly backed by Harry Reid at the time. It hit the news very recently, so it might be nice to get an article on this while the usual suspects are still scrambling to shoehorn it into their theories. For eight years the project was headed by Luis ElizondoWikipedia until his resignation. On September 18, 2019 the US Navy confirmed that the footage Tom DeLonge has collected from AATIP was in fact legitimate.[56]
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280Project 1794,Wikipedia a declassified 1950's Air Force project centered around the construction of a flying saucer whose details were disclosed in 2012. The extended delay between the end of the project and the release of these documents has led some to doubt their authenticity with claims that they were likely fabricated recently and "declassified" to explain UFO encounters retroactively. The documents' claim that Project 1794 was able to reach its goal of Mach 4Wikipedia when it was the predecessor to the AvrocarWikipedia project (which topped out around ~35mph) has also brought skepticism to their validity. The project was also named "1794", presumably after the 1794 silver dollar which became famous in 2010 when it broke the world record after being sold for nearly $8 million (the disc-shaped craft was silver and may have resembled the coin).
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253Eric P. DollardCreate draft, an electrical engineer and inventor who claims to be continuing the works of Tesla and focusing on earthquake prediction[6][7] and what appears to be free energy.[8][9] His lab is mentioned on Wikipedia[10] as well as Powerpedia[11] and John Chappell's Natural Philosophy Society wiki.[12] He has had several successful Indiegogo campaigns.[13][14][15][16][17][18] He also has his own website,[19] and there even is an entire forum dedicated to his work.[20]
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226False rape accusations.Wikipedia While this is partially covered in the article on rape apology, it could use its own article, since it's the favourite canard of the "men's rights" movement and it seems to creep into any serious discussion about rape. A draft has been created here. The's a relevant Wikipedia article: False accusation of rapeWikipedia, with a lot of information and references.
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243NESARAWikipedia (National Economic Security and Recovery Act), a economic reform proposal that later was appropriated as a conspiracy theory/scam by victims of the Omega TrustWikipedia scam as the "National Economic Security and Reformation Act". (NESARA on Wikipedia.) We can also comment on the "feasibility" of the actual idea.
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228Gravitational wavesWikipedia have just recently been directly proven to exist, confirming an old postulate of Einstein's. May not be worthy of a separate article rather a subsection of the main Gravity article. What is really interesting to me here is the (hopefully impending) response by biblically motivated science deniers like Conservapedia to spin this into a narrative of "...and now let me tell y'all how this negates general relativity, physicists ideas for the origin of the universe and probably the whole scientific method altogether."
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248From the darker bits of the Dark Enlightenment: James A. DonaldCreate draft (JAD, http://blog.jim.com/ ), the guy so racist even Eric S. Raymond calls him a racist and such an asshole even Slate Star Codex regularly bans him from commenting. He comes out with such gems as "National socialism kills people not because it is nationalist, but because it is socialist" and calls white nationalism "moderate leftism". And he has important information on the Jews. And he's an anarcho-capitalist. And he is also self admitted pedophile, rapist, rape and pedophilia apologist, admirer of ISIS and Boko Haram (for their solution of the "women question") Even hard core Nazis are calling him a monster. I don't think I've ever seen a non-asshole word from him, though I will credit him with enough sense to realise Bitcoin was unscalable from day one.
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226DARPAWikipedia should have a whole host of conspiracy theories since it was responsible for the development of the internet, BRAIN Initiative,Wikipedia autonomous robots like PETMAN,Wikipedia etc. A draft has been created at Draft:DARPA.
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225Secret Mysteries of America's BeginningsCreate draft, a four-part, twelve-hour schlockumentary by Dr. Stan MonteithWikipedia linking the founding fathers to every conspiracy theory imaginable. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
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214Charleston church shooting,Wikipedia and the white supremacist Dylann RoofWikipedia who massacred nine African American people at a church in 2015. He has been pictured wearing the flags of Rhodesia and apartheid-era South Africa, as well as the Confederate flag. In 2017, he became the first person in the US to be sentenced to death for federal hate crimes.
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201Alexander Technique,Wikipedia it is mentioned on RW under Alternative Medicine Education and listed as a "Medical Cult" in Martin Gardner's Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science alongside iridodiagnosis and zone therapy, but we have no page explaining what the technique entails.
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196Making a MurdererWikipedia is a popular Netflix documentary series outlining the case of Steven AveryWikipedia and his nephew Brendan Dassey.Wikipedia The pair were charged with the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach, but there have been several inconsistencies in the investigation that hint at serious corruption within the Manitowoc CountyWikipedia Sheriff's Department. Avery had previously served 18 years for a wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985 and was to be compensated $36 million before these new charges arose.
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203GCHQ,Wikipedia we have NSA, but we need to do the other side of the pond's equally spy-y institution. Or they could be merged into one article.
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188Josef PappWikipedia or his Papp Engine which apparently used noble gases to generate electricity. It was demonstrated in front of Richard Feynman in 1966 but exploded, killing a spectator. Supporters claim it works like an internal combustion engine, except it uses sparks to produce explosions in noble gases. Since Papp's demo, there have been several attempts to exploit the alleged phenomenon, such as by PlasmERG.[57][58] There still seems some mystery around the 1968 demonstration, including claims that the explosion was deliberate, either to cover up Papp's deception or to protect the truth of limitless free energy.
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193Florence Nightingale,Wikipedia a nurse who was an early pioneer of evidence-based medicine.
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195Since Trump has been in the news for signing a federal ban on animal abuse, let's look back on Animal rights in Nazi GermanyWikipedia and/or/combined with Hitler and environmentalism.Wikipedia When these have entered mainstream conservative thought in America, you know something's up.
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231Cryptocurrency:Wikipedia Currently [see what I did there?] just a redirect to Bitcoin. This should definitely be an article all of its own, between the conspiracy theories about it, the scams, and the miscellaneous other items.
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191The Innocence ProjectWikipedia is a non-profit legal organization that is committed to exonerating wrongly convicted people through the use of DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. To date, the work of the Innocence Project has led to the freeing of 337 wrongfully convicted people, including 20 who spent time on death row.
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251Hunting Hitler,Wikipedia a History Channel show that claims Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, managed to escape from Berlin to Argentina. And the rest...is pseudohistory.
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195Vanguard America,Wikipedia an American white supremacist, neo-Nazi, neo-fascist hate group that has been attached to several acts of violence and domestic terrorism, including the car attack in Charlottesville on people protesting the Unite the Right rally. The perpetrator of the attack, James Alex Fields Jr., had been seen at the rally wielding a shield distributed by Vanguard America. The organization is also a member of the Nationalist Front.Wikipedia
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206The O. J. Simpson murder caseWikipedia (officially the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. The former professional football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder after the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman, in June 1994. We can write an article discussing the case not just as a cultural phenomenon but also discuss the overwhelming amount of logical fallacies (emotional appeal, Chewbacca defense, prosecutor's fallacy), dishonesty tactics and evidence gathering mistakes that took place during the trial and/or behind the scenes, which all had great impact on law in America. We can also discuss the impact on race relations that took place at the time. Simpson, being an African American, had a strong appeal toward the black community because of his seemingly squeaky clean image, charismatic personality and his rags to riches story with the majority of them believing he was innocent and being persecuted for his race. Because of this, there was a height of fear in Los Angeles of another race riot worse than the 1992 Los Angeles riots if he was prosecuted. Best books to use as research for the article would be Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Vincent Bugliosi's Outrage: The Five Reasons O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder.
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209Rick SimpsonCreate draft, who believes that hemp oil cures cancer and every other ill.[59] "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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211Big OrganicCreate draft, or how the organic food lobby gets its way. A draft has been created at Draft:Big Organic.
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183Bill WeldWikipedia Currently a redirect to the 2020 Republican Party presidential nomination article. He's an interesting candidate not only for his (comparatively) progressive views and the mere fact that he's the only candidate running against Trump in the RNC, but he was also previously a member of the Libertarian party and carries some of their support, so I think he deserves his own article.
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177ASEA,Wikipedia another classic example of a water woo pyramid scheme, they make bold health claims and use vague, nonscientific descriptions of free radicalsWikipedia and "Redox Signaling Molecules", sometimes even mixing it with real science.[21][22] I found this quote regarding the ingredients: "Recently, a company called ASEA, was able to take sodium, chloride, hydrogen and oxygen (salt water) molecules, separate them and recombine them to form oxidants (free radicals) and reductants (which neutralize oxidants)."[23] They also have a YouTube channel.[24]
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195Keto diet,Wikipedia if not adequately covered by Low-carb diet. Here's /r/keto's "in a nutshell" explanation. Apparently the low-carb diet article has already got some criticism from the related communities, so the article should better appeal to the kind of people who'd pursue this stuff.
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242Sherry ShrinerCreate draft is the cult leader of a group called Faction Four who believe in alien reptile demons. She was in the news recently because one of her followers shot and killed her boyfriend after a dispute within the cult led to their excommunication.[25][26] Another follower killed herself in 2013 after not receiving treatment for schizophrenia which they do not think exists.[27] Sherry Shriner blames a NATO hit squad for the death. There also is an ED article written up that may have some useful info, but probably needs to be taken with a bit more than a grain of salt.[28]
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346CoreCivic,Wikipedia formerly the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), is a company that owns and manages private prisons and detention centers and operates others on a concession basis. CCA has been the subject of much controversy over the years, mostly related to apparent attempts to save money, such as hiring inadequate staff, extensive lobbying, and lack of proper cooperation with legal entities to avoid repercussions. CCA rebranded as CoreCivic amid the ongoing scrutiny of the private prison industry.
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202ExopaediaCreate draft, an encyclopaedia for exoskeletons aliens. A draft has been created at Draft:Exopaedia.
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195Operation GladioWikipedia We don't have a page about GladioWikipedia yet. Plus, it's one of the circlejerks from CTers claiming that the War on TerrorWikipedia, is actually "Gladio B". A draft has been created at Draft:Operation Gladio.
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318The Cult Awareness NetworkWikipedia (CAN), aka Old Cult Awareness Network (Old CAN), an anti-cult group, and its doppelganger, the New Cult Awareness NetworkWikipedia (New CAN), a Scientology-controlled fake anti-cult front group. (See: wp:Cult Awareness Network and wp:New Cult Awareness Network.)
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200FunVaxCreate draft, short for "Fundamentalist Vaccine", is the vaccine for religious fundamentalism described in a video allegedly leaked from the Pentagon[29] and later sensationalized popularized by Natural News.[30] It works by using a viral vector that inhibits/decreases the expression of the VMAT2Wikipedia gene[31] which has also been referred to as the "God gene".Wikipedia[32] A copy of the final report can be found here.
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184The Crystal GridCreate draft: a woo-tastic website.[60]. Besides trying to build worldwide network of crystals, they've got a bogus cell phone radiation blocker.[61]
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256Street light interferenceWikipedia of the human variety, aka SLIders (not the TV show). A way some woomongers make themselves feel special. The Wikipedia article is pretty good, if understated.
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175change.orgWikipedia We have ePetitions, why not this?
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206Electronic pickpocketing:Wikipedia I keep hearing ads for wallets designed to protect against this. Any legitimacy? (There is a possibility to skim contactless/NFC cards, but you sure as hell don't need to buy a $80 wallet when a fetching tinfoil hat does the same job. Feel free to repurpose that blog post. We need a good title for this article.)
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226International Monetary Fund.Wikipedia I think most people will know about this transnational organization, hated by both libertarians for pushing down the throat Keynesian ideas (Keynes had much to see with it in the post-war years) and leftists for the economic policies pushed by them in those countries that received their bailouts (ask Greece even if the European Central Bank and the European Comission pushed the same ideas, as well as some LatAm countries during the '70s) and some of whose presidents have been involved in scandals, even if unrelated to this organization (ask Rodrigo Rato, Strauss-Kahn, or Christine Lagarde)
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192ADIFOCreate draft (All DIrections Flying Object) is a Romanian company which has developed a VTOLWikipedia (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft resembling a flying saucer that is able to fly in all directions having the same aerodynamic characteristics in each direction. The aircraft has a unique configuration as a circular shape, and the fuselage is also the wing.[62] The aerodynamic body is axially-symmetric and is obtained by rotating a bidirectional Dolphin airfoilWikipedia around the axis perpendicular on the middle of the chord line. An ADIFO platform was tested at low speeds in a wind tunnel providing high lift/drag ratio as well as a wide range of useful incidence angles, even over 60 degrees. The aerodynamic center is located near the middle of the chord line near the body gravity center. The aerodynamic load is distributed relatively evenly along the body surface and has no stagnation point. During transonic flightWikipedia the body does not generate any shockwave on the surface, and no sonic boom is generated. There are low vibrations, low aerodynamic noise, and low heating at high speeds. In transonic flight the drag is drastically reduced compared to existing airfoils which ensures very high fuel-efficiency at transonic and supersonic speeds. Moreover, the center of pressure remains close to the center of symmetry, meaning no jump of pitching moment, and insignificant roll and yaw moments. Also, there are no lift fluctuations, so in conclusion this will mean a smooth transition from subsonic to supersonic flight! Video here
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183Apparently we don't have an article on Rosa ParksWikipedia? There should be one if only to account for all the idiots whining that they're being just like her by breaking the law to promote their bigotry and stupidity. Would that be called the "Parks Gambit", similar to the Galileo Gambit?
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176Alexander Shulgin.Wikipedia Author of Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved and godfather of psychedelics. Missional to the degree that he made claims about the effects and usefulness of chemicals outside the pharmaceutical industry and currently accepted medical practice.
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161Zuma,Wikipedia the Pentagon satellite recently launched by SpaceX. Right now, it seems like it simply failed. However, that conclusions hurts not only the pride in US military and technology, but also the faith of myriad geeks in SpaceX and Elon Musk. This heady mix resulted in many theories that the failure was a false flag, it's working fine because it's stealth and it's actually meant to counter North Korean EMPs.
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187HmolpediaCreate draft — Supposedly there is a common trait among people of IQ over 200 (e.g. Goethe: 225), like the writer of this huge site and related tomes, which makes them understand some very complex phenomenon which is called human thermodynamics explaining everything, most importantly love and it relieves them of the pains of using excel spreadsheets to find the best mate out of 19 girlfriends; however Goethe’s testimonial is missing.
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230AIPAC.Wikipedia It's a lobbying group and pro-Israel, so it's basically a giant magnet for conspiracy theories.
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196The Kyshtym dwarfWikipedia or Aleshenka / Alyoshenka was a small humanoid body found near Kyshtym, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.[33] According to genetic experts at the Moscow Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, DNA analysis of the clothes Alyoshenka was wrapped in revealed evidence that his DNA was of unknown origin. It was also tested for radiation, but did not show high radiation levels.[34][35]
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177Intervention,Wikipedia both the general idea and the A&E television series of the same nameWikipedia. Tricking someone into treatment under threat of excommunication doesn't sound like the healthiest or most effective route.
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218With protests against police brutality currently going on, I feel like an article discussing the movement towards defunding the policeWikipedia would be a good idea. It could include discussing its benefits and ramifications, debunking bogus arguments against it, and examining more extreme forms of it such as police abolishment.
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316Jim WatkinsWikipedia is a former military helicopter repairman and since 2016 the owner of 8chan. There are also indicators that he (or his son who admins 8chan, Ron WatkinsWikipedia a.k.a. C!Odemonkey on 8chan or CodeMonkeyZ on Twitter) might be the "Q" from QAnon on 8chan. He is also the owner of the far right Japanese messageboard 2channel.Wikipedia (monetized QAnon, Reddit evidence compilation, Fred Brennan proves that Watkins owns QMAP)
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222The Socialist Rifle AssociationWikipedia is an American socialist firearm organization that is dedicated to "providing working class people the information they need to be effectively armed for self and community defense" and advocating for Second Amendment gun rights. It was founded in 2013 to give leftist gun owners who are turned off by the NRA's rhetoric and politics a sense of community.
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174ACTA,Wikipedia or put an area for it in the SOPA article.
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168OPECWikipedia
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164Allen Ginsberg,Wikipedia a beatnik, commie, homosexual, marijuana enthusiast, and an overall very liberal icon. I'm genuinely surprised that he doesn't have a RationalWiki page yet (see the Wikipedia article for a startWikipedia).
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165Bounty Hunters.Wikipedia No, I'm not talking about the ones from Star Wars, but real life ones, such as bail recovery agents. Learned about this one after watching this episode of John Oliver (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS5mwymTIJU)
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174 The Woozle effect,Wikipedia aka evidence by citation, where frequent citation elevates a lie or error into the the truth. Something similar is mentioned with respect to Wikipedia at Wikipedia#Circular_reporting, but the Woozle effect is also common in academia where lazy citation of papers can lead to the repetition of untruths.
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183Meether ConceptCreate draft - cosmological pseudoscience that is currently being spread through Quora by its author a guy who just happened to recently discover it, Lou Liu, at a rate of ~2 posts a day. Begins with a reasonable-sounding explanation of the Big Bang, and progresses into outright batshit. "our soul and our Set Meether are one and the same. When our Set Meether pressure drops to zero, it loses its control over our body and our life ends. ImMeether will then vanish as our body decomposes."
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197The Great Reset,Wikipedia a proposal to utilize capitalism to rebuild the economy sustainably following COVID-19, and a subject of conspiracy theories about socialism and NWO bullshit. A draft has been created at Draft:The Great Reset.
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218Tom HanksWikipedia was accused of being a pedophile with no evidence by QAnon nutters[63] then became an honorary citizen of Greece.
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201I see we don't have any pages for Georgy Malenkov,Wikipedia Nikita Khrushchev,Wikipedia Leonid Brezhnev,Wikipedia Yuri Andropov,Wikipedia & Konstantin ChernenkoWikipedia yet. We can't leave those comrades out, now can we?
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206Plandemic:Wikipedia A 26 minute now-debunked short film starring Judy Mikovits,Wikipedia deleted from YouTube for promoting conspiracy theories related to COVID-19. Currently a redirect, a draft exists here.
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185Tila Tequila,Wikipedia not to be confused with actual tequila, is a model who came under extreme fire for saying some Nazi esque things. Because of this, she was banned from "Celebrity Big Brother" (although, if I'm honest, no one really wants to be in Big Brother). Fun fact: she's both LGBT and Asian, so her sympathy with white nationalists is kinda ironic. Oh, and she's a Flat Earther. (Note: a page on her was previously deleted: RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Tila Tequila.)
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162The Insurrection Act of 1807Wikipedia has been used by QANONers to claim that Trump is still the president because he invoked this act before leaving office. It places the military (General Charles A. FlynnWikipedia) in command, and suspends habeas corpus, and allegedly gives him the ability to strip the media of the their licenses. Apparently mixed a bit with beliefs from the sovereign citizen movement.[64][65][66]
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162Bélmez FacesWikipedia are a bunch of images on a concrete floor supposedly appearing out of no where.
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163Archaeological interest of Pedra da GáveaWikipedia - not in any way timely, but still a particularly delicious set of pseudohistory, pseudoarchaeology, pseudolinguistics, and pareidolia.
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165Göbekli TepeWikipedia is a archeological site in Şanlıurfa (Turkey) it dates back to the neolithic age and it is unknown who has built it, how has it been built and why has it been built and this (of course) leads to nonsense. More specifically (ancient) alien nonsense.
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187CantelmoismCreate draft, what appears to be a (dead) "Reddit cult"[36][37] apparently obsessed with DMT.[38]
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164Roanoke colonyWikipedia - which has two complementary aspects. Firstly there is the question of what happened to the mysterious lost colony, with various theories and contested "evidence" including the Dare StonesWikipedia (now recognised as fakes) and other more recent finds[67][68]. But there's also the importance of Roanoke (and its newborn inhabitant Virginia DareWikipedia) for American white nationalism (most obviously VDARE but it extends way beyond it - the article Pocahontas mentions crazy theories that Pocahontas was descended from VD which relate to the whole system behind segregation); Andrew Lawler wrote a book on it[69]).
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177Nicolás MaduroWikipedia: 46th president and dictator of Venezuela since 2013.
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165Whales and specifically whaling,Wikipedia which is the subject of some scientific debate (basically the Norwegians and Japanese claim it's incredibly important for science that they kill whales, but nobody else believes them). We have a section on Whaling in Japan (Japan#Whaling) and an article on Whale Wars, but no overview that discusses the science. There is also potential material about whale biology, whale evolution, the keeping of killer whales in parks, conservation, whether whales are more deserving than other animals, and the history of whaling, that may be relevant (see e.g. Oil#Whale oil, and compare Dolphin).
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170El AlWikipedia: Israel's flag carrier, and a heavy target for some Anti-Zionist, sometimes Anti-semitic, and even Islamophobic conspiracy theories.
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208Super PAC.Wikipedia How is there not an article on these yet?
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177The Goop LabWikipedia: A Netflix documentary series hosted by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, which has received quite some attention & negative responses due to the amounts of Pseudoscience & health woo on the show. BS like: "Mushrooms being good for relaxation & health", "Icebaths being good for "making your body Alkaline" which, in return, gets all the poison out of your body" & "Needles are good for your skin". Others include: Energy Healing, "how to get rid of evil demons!!1!!" & female sexuality.
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164The ongoing Australian bushfire crisisWikipedia and the conspiracy theories that have been spreading like wildfire in response to it. There are claims that environmentalists deliberately started the fires to build High Speed Rail lines, that it's part of the Agenda 21 conspiracy to kill everybody, that 200 people were arrested for arson that on further inspection is only 24 and with no evidence they had any political motive for doing so, and a bunch of other wacky theories.
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161TR-3 Black MantaWikipedia/TR-3B, alleged to be top secret US government stealth planes, beloved by conspiracy theorists.[70][71][72] Connected by some with black triangle UFO sightings. Or maybe they don't exist.
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165Bisphenol A,Wikipedia also known as BPA. Harmful to developing fetuses? Causing widespread infertility in adults? Or just the latest public health scare?

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19Ian Miles CheongCreate draft is a Malaysian right-winged grifter that promotes various conspiracy theories targeting "the left" and has lied about being attacked by Antifa. He had been used by Conservapedia and other blogs as evidence of supposed anti-AAPI sentiment in the left.
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8Roman BalmakovWikipedia is a renowned American journalist who worked as senior account executive at Epoch TimesWikipedia a conservative newspaper owned by Chinese Falun Gong, after initially worked as newspaper delivery guy there. In 2020 banned by Facebook, and now he moved promoting his views at Youtube
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17William S. Lind,Wikipedia American conservative figure, chief proponent of the Cultural Marxism theory. He is directly quoted by mass shooters Breivik and Tarrant in their manifestos.
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8Draconian constitutionWikipedia was enforced by Draco in Athens. Basically, minor criminals were dealt with harshly, some even getting the death penalty. What other places have implemented it and how has it backfired?
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22Mark RutteWikipedia is Prime Minster of the Netherlands for over ten years and still running. While he and his conservative-liberal Party VVDWikipedia have won the elections for four consecutive times, he himself, his Party and his cabinet have met several controversies, most notoriously the benefit scandal.
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94Yeonmi ParkWikipedia is a defector from North Korea aka the DPRK, running the channel Voice of North Korea who shot to fame thanks to her pretty outlandish claims of North Korean life and with regards to her escape. She made the rounds on UN panels and big podcasts warning against "woke culture", political correctness and the dangers they pose to freeze peach and, ultimately, to freedom in the west. Here's an article by the Diplomat covering the questionable veracity of her story, and and here's another article covering her more recent antics.
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31Alan Melikdjanian,Wikipedia aka, Captain Disillusion is a YouTuber who has made several videos debunking fake CGI viral videos, including some associated with scams, conspiracy theories/aliens, and the paranormal. He has an extensive knowledge of CGI, to the point where he can sometimes pinpoint the exact video effects used in a video (or at least the general library) and has also done a video on the differences between skepticism and denialism.
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29Éric ZemmourWikipedia is the rising star of French Far-Right politics likely to displace Le Pen in the 2022 elections or push her to be even more far-right to survive, promising to be the extremist France needs in the clash of civilizations.
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54Volt EuropaWikipedia is a pro-European, progressive leaning political movement, founded in response to the growing populism and the Brexit.
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30Klaus SchwabWikipedia is economist and founder and executive chairman of the World Economic ForumWikipedia. He is also target of many conspiracy theorists and often linked to "the Great Reset".
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37Reiner FuellmichCreate draft, grifting lawyer at the center of hyped (e.g. [73]) "Nuremberg 2.0" plandemic trial.[74][75]
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124Pegasus (spyware),Wikipedia spyware from the Israeli firm NSO Pegasus that's reportedly being used by a lot of totalitarian/authoritarian governments to spy on dissidents and journalists. The Guardian did a big investigation.[76] A more general article about spyware might also be good, and could include Pegasus.
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87Smart homeWikipedia systems are commonly believed to be spying on their users
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12David FrenchWikipedia is a well known NeverTrump republican [39]
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38Soka Gakkai InternationalWikipedia is an organization linked to the Soka Gakkai new religious movement. At first glance their teachings are harmless--they're an offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism, they campaign for nuclear disarmament and environmentalism, they conduct humanitarian aid after disasters, etc.--but they appear to be a cult, their financial practices are sketchy, and they encourage the use of chanting their central mantra as a thought-stopping technique. They've been disowned from mainstream Nichiren Buddhism since 1991, but they also claim to be the foremost authority on it.
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27WrathOfGnonCreate draft is a "traditionalist", meme-creating, far-right anonymous social media personality that uses discussions of architecture, community & nature to draw people in and then convert them to ideas like "feminism is destructive", "racism isn't a social construct, society is a racial construct," and "Hierarchies are celestial. In Hell, all are equal." Has 107K followers just on Twitter, and is on practically every other social media site too.
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41Magdalen Berns,Wikipedia controversial TERF martyr, transphobe, and SWERF.[77][78] She's also blamed by some for the Scottish Government suspending plans to liberalise rules on gender identity (but I can't find a cite beyond forum posts). But apparently a hero to JK Rowling and Graham Linehan and Mumsnet TERF-circles, and the National Review likes her.[79][80][81]
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24Tom MacDonald,Wikipedia a Canadian rapper, infamous for songs as 'Whiteboy', 'Straight White Male', among others. His catalogue attracts an audience in the libertarian/republican, anti-SJW corner. Also keen believer of conspiracy theories, like the illuminati.
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97Naomi Wolf,Wikipedia the once-regarded feminist intellectual who wrote The Beauty MythWikipedia and is now a conspiracy theorist (5G a speciality) and Twitter reject.
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15David Starkey‎Wikipedia - British historian and TV personality best known for a long series of idiotic remarks on race that have flared up into major media scandals (from the 2011 riots to 2020 BLM protests), still writing for various contrarian publications.
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23First Class FatherhoodCreate draft is a conservative podcast hosted by Alec Lace that has featured the "fatherly wisdom" of an array of far-right Trump supporters, including Rudy Giuliani, Sean Hannity, Eric Trump, Jack Posobiec, Mike Pompeo, Mike Lindell, Sebastian Gorka, Dean Cain, Dinesh D'Souza and Jesse Lee Peterson.
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124The Phenomenon (2020 film)Wikipedia: supposedly "The most credible documentary about UFOs". Cites loon Jacques ValléeWikipedia
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23Hillbilly ElegyWikipedia or J. D. VanceWikipedia would be relevant as he's a quasi-pundit notable for uniting Democrats and Republicans in classism against AppalachianWikipedia welfare queens. Somewhat uniquely, said welfare queens are, in his rhetoric, generally white. Speaking of which, RationalWiki apparently doesn't have an article on the concept of "white trashWikipedia", yet, either.
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16The Morning of the MagiciansWikipedia (French: Le Matin des magiciens) is a book published in 1960 that was influential in the counterculture's embrace of conspiracy theories and the occult. Neither of the authors, Louis PauwelsWikipedia and Jacques Bergier,Wikipedia has an article on RationalWiki, though the latter is cited in the article on alchemy. Several of the book's more prominent critics at the French Rationalist UnionWikipedia published a rebuttal in 1965 called The Twilight of the Magicians (French: Le crépuscule des Magiciens), and one of the rebuttal's authores, Jean-Claude Pecker,Wikipedia is cited, though not in-line, in the article on alternative cosmology. It's possible that the general absence of articles on these figures is due to a general Anglophone bias on RationalWiki, and perhaps we could be more comprehensive in our coverage of non-Anglophone cranks and rationalists.
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28Timothy BallardWikipedia and/or Jim CaviezelWikipedia: Timothy Ballard runs an organization that claims to help fight human trafficking, but he's apparently prone to self-aggrandizement and references to adrenochrome. Jim Caviezel is an actor best known for playing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is totally not antisemitic, who is also playing Timothy Ballard in an upcoming movie, and who thinks that Ballard is "saving victims of trafficking" who were victims of "adrenochroming". Caviezel is also a fan of abortion and prefers doing sex scenes fully clothed.
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130Black HammerCreate draft: an org run by one Gazi Kodzo, formerly a high-level officer in the African People's Socialist PartyWikipedia until they deemed him a public embarrassment. Known for anti-white supremacy and decolonial efforts taken to the VERY extreme, including anti-Semitism in the thinnest of trappings of anti-white supremacy, having a "Reparations Corps" for white allies to pay their way into (complete with steep payment tiers), and attempting to start a commune in the mountains of Colorado as of late, with no confirmed water rights and a harsh microclimate at the altitude of their potential settlement site. To quote @RabbitThoughts on Twitter: "I've no idea whether this is a cult, a grift, or just dreamers with no life experience. Either way, people could get hurt."
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21Making Karajou Funny Part ThreeCreate draft: Karajou has recently restarted making karatoons for Conservapedia's side bar. They are somehow worse than the ones from 10 years ago.
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39FreedomToonsCreate draft is a right-wing libertarian YouTube channel that is heavily biased against the Democratic Party and the progressive movement. Video titles include "Ben Shapiro REKS Ocasio Cortez", "How Socialism Killed Venezuela", and "The Debunkers VS Gun Control BS." The owner of the YouTube channel is Seamus Coughlin, who also happens to have connections with the Foundation for Economic Education.
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18 I'm slightly surprised that there's no article on Jeremy Bentham.Wikipedia
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28 George AlexopoulosCreate draft, a so-called "moderate" who's actually an alt-right grifter infamous for making comics involving dramatic strawmen of leftists and liberals while trying to paint conservatives as refined in the most blatantly false manner.
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32I know it's briefly discussed in censorship, freedom of speech and social media, but perhaps we should have a whole article focusing on Big Tech censorship free expression on social mediaCreate draft. People from various political positions argue that we should "break up" and "democratize" online monopolies, extend free speech rights to online corporations, we need a "Bill of Rights for the Internet", and so on so forth. And ever since Twitter (finally) banned Donald Trump from its platform, many worry that this sets a dangerous precedent, i.e., that a few people in Silicon Valley can silence the POTUS. I feel like we should address the misconceptions, argumentative flaws, and possibly legitimate concerns when this topic comes up in one article.
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14The anti-porn National Center on Sexual ExploitationWikipedia probably deserves an article. They used to be known as Morality in Media, until they rebranded. Special notice to the way they've clumsily co-opted feminist language to support their bullshit ideas. They basically think there is no such thing as a sex worker that isn't being exploited. They make a lot of specious claims. However, they happen to be on the right side in the Pornhub controversy, though obviously because they want to get rid of all porn and any reason will do.
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31God’s Not Dead: We the PeopleCreate draft is an upcoming film and fourth installment of the God's Not Dead franchise. The film is currently in production so not much is known about the film except that it will loosely be inspired by the classic Frank Capra film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The film is described as centering on "Reverend Dave (David A.R. White) who has to defend himself and a group of Christian homeschooling families after an inspection by a local government official" and "Reverend Dave finds himself at the defense of a group of Christian homeschooling families after they receive an impromptu inspection by a progressive, local-government official – who doesn’t like what she finds."
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30IM Mastery AcademyCreate draft (formerly known as IMarketsLive) is a multi-level marketing scheme founded by Christopher Terry that supposedly centers around foreign exchange(forex) trading.
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27Just FactsCreate draft, something I found when doing research on Kiribati. It disguises itself as a nonpartisan, completely objective source while promoting climate denial, opposing any kind of government interference on the free market, and other right-libertarian bullshit. It's essentially a more subtle version of PragerU. Here's its website and here's its entry on Media Bias/Fact Check in case anyone wants to get started.
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16Gina CaranoWikipedia is a former Star Wars actress who was recently fired after previously mocking the Black Lives Matter movement,[40] making transphobic jokes,[41] sharing misinformation online about COVID-19 mask mandates,[42] spreading conspiracy theories about voter fraud in the 2020 United States presidential election,[43] and comparing conservatives to victims of the Holocaust.[44]
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30Brandon StrakaWikipedia is a self-proclaimed "former liberal" who founded the #WalkAway movement to convince liberals to leave the Democratic Party. Straka participated in the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6, 2021 and was later arrested by FBI agents for doing so on January 25, 2021.[45]
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25Hipster ChristianityCreate draft is a style of Evangelical Christianity that attempts to appeal to younger generations by incorporating modern music into their sermons and constant use of social media platforms such as Twitter. The pastors at these churches are often young guys wearing modern casual clothing, horned rimmed glasses, and may even have tattoos and/or piercings to appear hip. However, beneath Hipster Christianity's modernized surface hides the same old far right social conservatism and religious fundamentalism as their evangelical predecessors.
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7Joshua P. WarrenCreate draft, a minor hollywood actor who eventually spun off into a Reality Show and "Documentary" Paranormal Investigator, attached to many dubious projects over the years.
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23CounterPunchWikipedia is an apparently prominent left-ish online (and formerly print) magazine. They're apparently somewhat well-respected—recent contributors include Noam Chomsky and Richard D. WolffWikipedia—but they've been accused of publishing Russian propaganda, and they've published Gilad Atzmon. I'm not sure what to make of them, but judging by the references to them in existing RW articles, plenty of people have opinions on them.
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8I'm surprised there isn't a page on California governor Gavin NewsomWikipedia
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26Demolition ManWikipedia is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla and stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The story makes allusions to classic science fiction stories including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and H.G. Wells' The Sleeper Awakes. Though it was initially viewed as a over the top big budget action film when it was released, in recent years (especially due to COVID-19) it has garnered a massive cult following with many seeing it as an eerie prediction of today's socio-political climate such as the rise of political correctness and government overreach.
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18Campus ReformWikipedia is a conservative news website focused on higher education. It trains conservative students to monitor, surveil and report on the speech and actions of left-leaning professors, students and campus activist groups for the organization’s daily blog. It is operated by the Leadership Institute.
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63Water from airCreate draft, a recurring green tech scam based on bad science. A Water-from-air device is a dehumidifier that's marketed as a water source. These devices can't function in dry climates where they would be desirable, and are unnecessary in wet climates where they would sort of work at least some of the time. In many cases these devices are designed in such a way that makes them function worse than legit dehumidifiers, if they work at all. Regardless, any water they do produce is not fit for human consumption, at least not without a ton of filtering.
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29Christian WalkerCreate draft is an internet personality and the son of former NFL football player Herschel Walker. Like his father, Christian is an obnoxiously staunch Donald Trump supporter, and and has openly called the Black Lives Matter movement “a terrorist organization” and the “KKK in black face”. He is actively involved on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram which he uses to spread bigotry and misinformation.
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84OneTasteWikipedia (sometimes spelt One Taste), providers of orgasmic meditation services (apparently they make men pay large amounts of money to masturbate women members). Seems to be a scam or cult, and they've been in trouble with the law.[82][83] Orgasmic meditation is briefly mentioned in meditation but might be worth a more general article if there are other significant practitioners beyond OneTaste.
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130EnergiewendeWikipedia is Germany's transition away from nuclear power and towards renewables. Most of the nuclear reactors have been shut down. Unfortunately, this will inevitably delay the closure of coal-fired power plants. The project has faced difficulties in developing sufficient renewable infrastructure. See Draft:Energiewende.

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