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15Dana Loesch, tea party activist, host at TheBlaze, and batshit gun-nut. She used to be a democrat before the 9/11 attacks. Also has a knack for Quote mining[1]. I'm actually surprised no one has done an article on her yet.
3Professor Stick: A skeptic vlogger approaching 100,000 subscribers. His videos mostly focus on pseudoscientists and Christian fundamentalists.
111Tiananmen Square Massacre - Pretty self-explanatory, a very violent crackdown on a peaceful protest which the Chinese government continues to cover up to this day.
1Sesquipedalianism: Gets a reference as Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness on Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur. Common arguing tactic of cranks, but also sensical people.
25 Quora - Simply put, if there is an article on YouTube and the individual YouTubers (both rationalist, atheist examples and the creationist ones), then there should be an article for a place where vast majority of users respects science and is vigorously against bullshit. (As well as the few anti-examples who still try to peddle nonsense even on there.)
14Morrissey, darling of liberals (and David Cameron somehow) as a singer in the eighties, has since drifted more and more to the right. This month he endorsed For BritainWikipedia's W.svg a tiny but nasty political party led by an Islamophobic UKIP reject.
4Feminist glossary, use this as a reference
36Vegan Gains is a YouTube vlogger who promotes veganism through health and fitness. He has come under fire for posting a video of his grandfather having a heart attack and attributing this from eating meat as shock value to promote veganism. Here is a video of him speaking about the incident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX1GDIKqB9A
8God's Not Dead 3: Yes, there are three of these now.
84Gay panic is a legal defense recognized in many US states that allows someone to state that the reason they killed someone was because the victim had made homosexual advances against them. This defense not only marginalizes gay and bi men, but also trans and intersex individuals.

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These suggestions have scored 100 or more. We would love you to write something on-mission for them! See RationalWiki:Most upvoted to do entries for a list sorted by upvotes.
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217America's War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust and Liberty, by Marty Klein. It's about the desperate efforts of the American Right to stop any form of sexual activity except vaginal intercourse between married couples in the missionary position with clothes on, the lights off and no birth control from taking place.
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210Something along the lines of race and police brutality in the United States – title flexible, obviously – is desperately needed. There are tons of major incidents that have received widespread coverage (Michael Brown and Eric Garner being probably the most prominent) that all follow the same pattern: cop shoots and kills black person in circumstances that didn't warrant violent action, then gets away with it. Cover the incidents, cover the statistics, cover right-wing media distortions of the incidents, cover protests, cover riots and maybe even online responses (#BlackLivesMatter).
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179 We should have an article on Christian supremacy, the societal mindset in the US promotes the superiority of Christianity and by extension Christians, be they social or institutionalized norms. (Think of the phrase "It's the Christian thing to do.") Note: we already have an article on the United States as a Christian nation.
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143Colin Powell, or how a moderate Republican got suckered into peddling the Iraq War.
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151Hellstorm - Neo-Nazi "documentary" currently getting hundreds of thousands of views on youtube. While it's obvious propaganda, I don't personally have the full historical knowledge to give it a proper RWing. [EDIT] Start of a timeline-critique draft here: User:FuzzyCatPotato/Hellstorm
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141Implicit bias - when you don't think you're biased against a group, but you behave as if you are (and most people behave that way in tests).
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120Surprised that Malcolm Gladwell is a redlink. His glibness and propagation of scientific misconceptions in the name of popular science is definite article material. Also, history as an actual corporate shill. Also, the rich are so hard done by.
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114Indigenous science, an other way of knowing with a strange resemblance to made-up BS. Has an actual meaning, then getting culturally useful but scientifically questionable, but now basically just made-up BS. Spotted on /r/skeptic.
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127Either saturated fat or cholesterol: Since the discovery that there are two types of LDL cholesterol -- small, dense and large, fluffy -- the paleo diet crowd has started using that fact as an excuse to claim that saturated fat doesn't contribute to heart disease. (More recently, the health difference between long-chain and medium-chain saturated fatty acids has come under scrutiny.)
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115Florence Nightingale, a nurse who was an early pioneer of evidence-based medicine.
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116False rape accusations. While this is partially covered in the article on rape apology, it could use its own article, since it's the favourite canard of the "men's rights" movement and it seems to creep into any serious discussion about rape.
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138NoFap and Your Brain On Porn. If you've been on Reddit for long enough you should know what NoFap is: A subreddit (and now a site) about abstaining from porn and/or masturbation; movement is full of claims that abstaining from porn and/or masturbation gives them "superpowers". Your Brain On Porn is a site and book by Gary Wilson claiming that pornography is the new cocaine. I don't have a particular stance on it, but I'd like to see some RationalWiki writers take a look at them.
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104Hypochondria. Wikipedia article, Not quite the same as self-diagnosis, but relevant. Current article is a near-worthless stub.
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116Elon Musk is a business magnate, inventor, engineer and investor. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal. Has recently taken to talking up transhumanist and singularitarian woo as if it's solid engineering. One crappy stub version was already deleted, so please do a half-decent one if you do this one. Currently a redirect to Hyperloop.

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These are the most recent ideas for new articles. Remove if downvoted to death
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4Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Russian writer. He fought in the Red Army during the Second World War. Towards the end of the war, letters were discovered in which he was critical of Stalin, for which he was sentenced to eight years in the Gulag prison camp system. He wrote several works critical of the communist system, and won the 1970 Nobel prize for literature.
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6Pat McCrory: Former governor of North Carolina, managed to do bad enough to lose to a Democrat in an state won by Trump. Screwed over the LGBT community then violated federal law, along with letting an energy giant off scot-free with a coal ash spill. A draft has been made.
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3Not sure of a title, maybe House of Commons paedophile hoax, but the panic over every British politician in the 1970s and 80s being a paedophile, which was motivated by one or two genuine cases such as Cyril Smith but rose to cover Edward Heath, Lord McAlpine and many more. It has been largely exposed as the work of fantasists, but provides an excellent example of fake news, conspiracy theories, and how people can believe horrible things without evidence.[2][3]
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5Robert Jeffress - Southern Baptist pastor who's reportedly "a spiritual adviser to Trump", Mitt Romney considers him a dangerous extremist, he believes all Jews and Mormons are going to hell, and he spoke at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem[4][5][6]
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3Mumsnet:A popular forum for mothers that is also known for trans hate
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5Cryptocurrency: 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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8Meghan Murphy: Founder of the Canadian website Feminist Current. Among other things, she doesn't see trans women as women, repeatedly and deliberately misgenders them, and regurgitates tired TERF talking points. Says "TERF" is hate speech (here's a response) and made transmisogynistic and vaguely racist comments about actress Laverne CoxWikipedia's W.svg (here's a response). She has a habit of self-servingly conflating criticism of TERFism with criticism of feminism in general to support her persecution complex, as when she attacked transgender columnist Juno Dawson (here's a response). Also holds sex-worker exclusionary positions.
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7Diamond and Silk: Noted duo of conservative pro-Trump commentators. Often claim censorship by the media. Loosely affiliated with a lot of people with articles.
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6Jilly Juice: A brine solution of cabbage juice, left in a warm room for three days. According to its creator, it expunges Candida from the body, and so can cure autism and homosexuality, as well as regrow limbs. According to Newsweek, tens of thousands of people on Facebook believe her.
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4Red Christmas - an Australian pro-life Christmas horror movie wherein a stranger born from a botched abortion returns to take revenge on his mother[7]. There's apparently a detailed making-of doc Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare. If anybody fancies watching this and writing a bit, that would be a noble deed.
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9Alfie Evans case - I know too little about medicine to do this but he was a 18 month old British toddler who passed away recently after his life support system was cut off after his doctors realised that he would never recover from his condition and that leaving it on, as well as moving him to Italy as the parents wanted to do would merely exacerbate and prolong his suffering. Before his body was even cold, people around the world were condemning the doctors who did so as murderers and making death treats against them. Notably it has become a media sensation in the US as an emotional argument as to why socialised medicine is evil.
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9Aceh: An autonomous part of Indonesia under sharia law (for Muslim residents) known for several human rights abuses, such as the public flogging of gays and the "reeducation" of trans inhabitants.
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6Toynbee tiles are an urban phenomenon where messages of unknown origin are embedded in asphalt. The tiles sometimes exhibit cryptic political statements, and and their origin and history, dating back to the 1980s are somewhat covered on the other wikiWikipedia's W.svg. The phenomenon is also associated with shortwave pirate radio.
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6Convex Earth-The Documentary: A 90 minute "documentary" of "scientists" and "researchers" trying to prove the Earth is flat. The video can be viewed [here.]
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2Andrew Klavan: Surprised that there isn't an article on him. Anyway, best known as the first person to claim that The Dark Knight was 2.5 hour defense of the Bush Administration and other wingnuttery and bullshit.
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12A Matter of Faith: A Young Earth Creationist propaganda film directed by Rich ChristianoWikipedia's W.svg and was strongly endorsed by Answers in Genesis.
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12Frank Amedia is a televangelist, founder of Touch Heaven Ministries, and Donald Trump's "liaison for Christian policy". He claims to be able to control natural events. He has a history of involvement in shady business practices and bribery. He appears on Jim Bakker's wingnut television show as a religious Trump shill, claiming that God is using Trump to sweep clean the federal judiciary. He also runs a webshite called POTUS Shield, an incoherent "shield and weapon of spiritual force" that highlights the worst of evangelical Trumpism.
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11Jezebel, a feminist blogfest that drew ire from reasonable people and Paul Elam alike for an article in which several contributors nonchalantly described how they abuse their male partners.
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5Open-air preaching, street preaching, or public preaching is the act of evangelizing a religious faith in public places. It is an ancient method of proselytizing a religious or social message and has been used by many cultures and religious traditions, but today it is usually associated with Evangelical Protestant Christianity. Some notable modern street preachers are Jesse Morell, Jed Smock, Ruben Israel, Dean Saxton and Dominic Mauro.
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7The Believer is a 2001 American drama film directed by Henry Bean and written by Bean and Mark Jacobson. It stars Ryan Gosling as Daniel Balint, a Jew who becomes a Neo-Nazi. The film is loosely based on the true story of Dan Burros, a member of the American Nazi Party and the New York branch of the United Klans of America. He committed suicide after being revealed as Jewish by a New York Times reporter. While the film has been well praised, especially for Gosling's performance, unfortunately the film has been dangerously misinterpreted by many Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups as being pro-antisemtic and pro-racist.
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7St Luke the Evangelist, claimed as author of 2 books of the New Testament (Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles) and major supporting player in the life of St Paul of Tarsus. Patron saint of physicians, butchers, students, and artists, and by repute the first icon painter. Even if he didn't write the Gospel of Luke or invent Christian art, it seems an odd omission.
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6StoneTossThis webcomic is the epitome of everything wrong with internet politics. And it's pro-nofap, transphobic, pro-Alex Jones, and highly anti-liberal.
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18Roseanne Barr — TV star, Trump supporter, and multiple conspiracy theory believer.[8][9]
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11Derek Black is the son of Don Black and former white nationalist. In 2016 he disavowed the beliefs held by his father and family and the Stormfront site, according to an article in The Washington Post. Through his years in college, Black came to feel that white nationalism is not supportable
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8John Bolton, future Trump train casualty, arch-conservative wingnut, chicken hawk extraordinaire.
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10Charles Lindbergh is really a 2-for-1: there's the far-right links and the baby kidnapping conspiracy theories.
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5Heterodox Academy, a campaign for more right-wing and libertarian faculty on university campuses, formed in 2015 and gaining popularity after the 2015-16 U of Missouri protests. Supported by Spiked, Paul Singer, Richard Lounsbery Foundation (which has also funded climate skeptics), Cato Institute people, and other usual suspects on the libertarian right. Are they a serious organisation devoted to diversity, or a front to protect rich white men? (Wikipedia) (Their website with annoying transitions)
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5Hope Lye a trans woman who supports TERFs and has been banned from twitter at atleast once for harassment of trans activists. Think a low-budget, British version of Miranda Yardley.
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4Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises the Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio y Television Marti, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcast Networks. VOA also runs Polygraph.info, which appears on Google News' Fact Check section. There have been numerous accusations about how independent the news outlets are from the Board of Governors, and be extension the US government.
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4Asgardia, also known as the Space Kingdom of Asgardia, is a group of people who have joined together to establish a new nation. They have adopted a constitution and they intend to access outer space free of the control of existing nations. They are in the process of electing a 150-member parliament and they plan to seek recognition as a nation-state. Their first satellite, named Asgardia-1, was launched into space on 12 November 2017. Currently just a single paragraph in the Micronation article.
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4Gene Kim is an independent Baptist pastor at San Jose Bible Baptist Church. He's best known for such bizarre views including the belief that the earth is hollow and hell is in there, belief that the antichrist will be a black Catholic Syrian Jew, and that Steven Anderson isn't doing enough to condemn homosexuality.[10]
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-3BabaMail (http://www.ba-bamail.com): A general interest website full of clickbait. Mostly decent content, except their Health section seems to promote questionable material and woo at times.
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9Right-Authoritarian Republic Standard: A batshit insane far-right news source that lives in an alternate reality where upstanding conservatives are under assault by evul globalists and Muzzlims. They stole a tactic from the LaRouche and Hovind fanbases, claiming any time a right-winger is arrested, it's political oppression. For references, they appear a lot on WIGO:CLOGS for March 2018.
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5Telltale Atheist is an atheist youtuber. His content is primarily aimed against cults, most specifically the Jehovah's Witnesses, of which he is a shunned ex-member, and he often reacts to and comments on their propaganda. He has stated he would like his channel to be "pro-science" as well as "anti-cult."
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7David Peters, a notorious crank among the palaeontlogical community. Peters runs the webshites Reptile Evolution and The Pterosaur Heresies, in which he spews pseudoscientific claims about various prehistoric tetrapods, particularly reptiles (as the first site says). Peters claims to using a new technique called "Digital Graphics Segregation" (literally editing images of fossils in Photoshop) to find structures that supposedly remain undiscovered to mainstream palaeontologists, mostly because said "structures" are artefacts of his editing. Peters also comes to... interesting conclusions about phylogeny. For instance, he claims pterosaurs are not even archosaurs, but rather lepidosaurs (lizards, snakes, tuataras, etc.). Peters has also harassed several noted palaeontologists for disagreeing with him. As if that wasn't enough, his drivel is often the only readily available source of information on obscure taxa, so he keeps getting Google search results every day by the uninformed public. I,the writer of this entry, seriously question how this guy managed to slip under our radar, tbh.
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4Jeff Utzler (Jutz Baptist on YouTube) is an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and a long-time follower of Steven Anderson. While he may not be as infamous as Anderson, he's definitely someone that we should keep close tabs on.
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7David Wood, Christian apologist who also claims to be a "former psychopath" who was saved by Jebus himself. Runs a relatively popular christian Youtube channel called Actsapologetics.
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6Michael Caputo, Christian apologist who runs the hilariously named website http://atheismexposed.tripod.com/index.htm and attempts to "debunk" atheism and "prove" Christianity. He wrote several books which involve copy and pasting a list of Christian figures which unsurprisingly have no ratings.
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7Emanuel Swedenborg, 18th century scientist and philosopher who also wrote a very detailed book on the afterlife, called Heaven and Hell, and was very influential on later mystical traditions.
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10Reinhard Heydrich, a major Nazi figure considered among the most directly responsible for the Holocaust.
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11Alex McFarland, a delusional, fanatical, and deranged far-right extremist who hosts the radio show "Exploring the Word" on American Family Radio and has served as Director of Teen Apologetics with the hate group Focus on the Family. He is a raging homophobe, Islamophobe, anti-evolutionist theocrat.
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12Kidnapped for Christ (Movie)here, a movie that is somehow worse than Jesus Camp, it involves kids getting kidnapped from their homes and put into a Jamaican "reeducation" school. Activities there include: punishing people for things they can't biologically control (i.e. panic attacks), beating them senseless with a wooden paddle for little to no reason, restricting any and all communication between kids and their parents, etc.
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6Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, Ireland's constitutional amendment banning abortion. Currently in the process of being reviewed for referendum.
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8Plastic or Plastic pollution.[11][12] The subject of a lot of environmentalist scare stories.[13][14][15] But are they justified? What can be done? Are plastic bag taxes and plastic bottle deposit schemes useful or just window dressing?
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13Arthur Jones, active Illinois Nazi and perennial candidate since the 1970s,[16] he is poised to win the 2018 GOP nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, though he's almost certain to lose the general election.[17]
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5Zuma, 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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12Morocco. A major player in regional politics and economics, has been attempted and deleted thrice. It's also committed genocide against the Sahrawi ethnic group.
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4Self-hating Jew or self-loathing Jew is a pejorative term used for a Jewish person who is alleged to hold antisemitic views. Bobby Fischer is an example of this.
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5Laura Huhtasaari. Think Marine Le Pen, but with more overt racism and sex appeal. Currently in charge of the True Finns party, the xenophobic party of Finland, but is getting international attention due to, well, racism in Scandinavia seems to be something alt-righters are obsessed with. Also, a Creationist.
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2Michael Parenti - American journalist and political scientist who wrote To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia which supposedly pushes genocide denial.
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6Felicifia; Imagine LessWrong, shrink it to about 1% of its size, and focus it exclusively on utilitarianism. Last posts were in April, and not much activity went on in total, as members predictably decided doing other things was more "utility-maximising" than maintaining the forum. Even so, it still provides crankery galore, with its self-professed utilitarians reaching some interesting conclusions. I.e. donating to human-focused charities is less efficient than to animal ones because humans living better and longer will make more animals suffer and so cancel out all the gains. However, both are inefficient right now, and true path is to accelerate neuroscience giving people (and animals) "entirely euphoric lives", which must be possible because "euphoric" surgery is possible now. Another is belief in a "welfare state for animals" that'll eliminate suffering in the wild by, amongst other things, wiping out the predators and protecting insects (high return on investment for doing so.) Also contains many links to webshites with similar ideas like this detailed plan for "overcoming our natural species conservation bias" and wiping out all predators.
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-8Gregory James Jackson; a controversial YouTuber [18]
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6Hunting and Conservation; an article discussing how trophy hunting is being used to provide conservation in Africa by creating economic incentives for conservation over vast areas, including areas which may be unsuitable for alternative wildlife-based land uses such as photographic ecotourism. Arguments for and against should be used.
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-3Angel Ramirez-Jordan, Cynthia G, Radical Homegoddess, Taurean Reign, etc. A clique of black supremacist YouTubers.
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3AltHealthWORKS (link), the title says it all really. Articles pushing against vaccines, GMOs and other alt-med topics
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6Roger Waters, the former frontman of Pink Floyd has in recent years gained controversy for his anti-Israel rhetoric both on stage and off.
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7David Suzuki, the ever-renowned Canadian environmentalist. Given his fame, some scrutiny (not necessarily condemnation) is warranted.
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9mobile phone or cellphone: there are mentions in Radiation woo and microwave and an article on Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, but RW could do with a more detailed article on the research into mobile phone safety, as well as more recent topics such as the smartphones are damaging kids/adults hysteria (Parents Against Underage Smartphones does have an article, but smartphones are ruining your relationship apparently).
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6A.F. Branco: Pro-Trump political cartoonist.[19]
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6Wilfrid Fox Napier, a South African Cardinal who is championed by Breitbart for his extreme pro-life rhetoric. He is also already name-checked here for his older comments claiming that Catholic paedophiles should be treated, and not punished.
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9Collagen, the protein which is key for our skin make-up. Beauty industry had long capitalised on it with creams, injections, etc. Recently, drinks and other such supplements appeared, as reported here and here, even though collagen obviously doesn't survive going through the digestion system.
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8Juicero, the $400 juice machine that received tons of funding before anyone realised it only worked with sachets you could squeeze by hand anyway. This a clear example of irrationality by itself, but to add extra juice to the story, its CEO is a raw water fan as well.
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11Jesse Lee Peterson is a far-right conservative activist, media personality, and modern day Uncle Tom. He currently runs the TheFallenState channel on YouTube where he invites different guests to express his pro-white and anti-feminist views toward. To many people, Peterson is ofen called "Uncle Ruckus”. On his radio show, JLP Talk, he thanked God and the white people for enslaving black people and has stated that blacks were better off under Jim Crow laws. Peterson also dislikes feminism and believe women shouldn't even be allowed to vote.
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3Ian Fletcher, a pro-protectionism writer on economics who denies the concept of trade warsWikipedia's W.svg. Wrote the book Free Trade Doesn't Work and has a column on HuffPo.
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11Cough medicine and claims that it does not work.[20][21] There seems to be an idea promoted by various alternative healthcare practitioners and critics of conventional medicine/drug companies/etc that cough syrup is completely ineffective, thus indicating that all modern medicine is a con.[22] Criticisms of OTC cough medicine are not always unjustified: a Cochrane review found a lack of evidence of efficacy in treating accute coughs due to the poor quality of existing studies[23], the NHS in the UK recommends drinking honey and lemon instead[24], and unless you have a serious underlying disease like TB, coughs tend to be self-limiting. However, cough drops and codeine might be beneficial[25], cough medicines can also help you sleep[26], and cough medicines can help with coughs from non-viral causes.
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9 Balloon releases, in particular their impact on the environment/wildlife. They are commonly done to celebrate or to commemorate something. Detractors claim that balloon releases result in the deaths of wildlife, whereas the balloon industry claims otherwise. A very hot button issue.
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2Lawrence Wilson (website drlwilson.com). Promotes "nutritional balancing" and believes the world is run by "Rogues", extraterrestrial beings who manipulate society with a nice bit of jonanism
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12Estus Pirkle was a Baptist minister from New Albany, Mississippi. Alongside director Ron Ormond, he was best known for creating and starring in his own Christian exploitation films. His films included If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (anti-communist propaganda that makes Red Dawn look sane by comparison) and The Burning Hell (Pirkle's interpretation of what the Bible has to say about hell and why it should be believed and feared). Both films can be watched on YouTube, and you can also watch the Cinema Snob's reviews of the movies.
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17Gad Saad, A Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychology professor known for criticizing almost anything islam while being a staunch defender of Israel. He has a youtube series called "The Saad Truth", which has featured the likes of Dave Rubin, Milo Yiannopoulos, Carl Benjamin, among others. He also had some... interesting things to say about racial profiling here.
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8AATIP - 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.
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9Camp of the Saints - a 1973 book by French "author" Jean Raspail that is a popular reference point for alt-right in regards to the refugee crisis and such. Given that a pdf of it is available online, it's best to do a chapter-by-chapter breakdown to show what people like Steve Bannon and his fans actually praise when they refer to it. Chapter One already describes people on migrant ships as "ant columns" and "microbes in a culture", and bemoans that "scorn of a people of other races, the knowledge that one's own is best" was quashed by "the monstrous cancer implanted in the Western conscience." There's also praise for South Africa at the time as "white nation with eighty percent blacks, not a black nation with twenty percent whites" and what not.
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3Fellowship of the Minds - a batshit insane right-wing conspiracy theory blog. Groups its content under tags including Sandy Hook Massacre (alleging it's a false flag), Boston Marathon bombings (ditto), Police State/NWO, St. Michael's Prayer Against Evil (various allegations of Satanism), Creation (guess what) Leftwing Pathology and Islam/Jews. Recent content includes alleging Roy Moore lost due to black voter fraud based on Reddit screenshots.
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8What the Health, a documentary available on Netflix that pushes a vegan diet.
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16Muscular Christianity was a philosophical movement that originated in England in the mid-19th century, characterised by a belief in patriotic duty, manliness, the moral and physical beauty of athleticism, teamwork, discipline, self-sacrifice, and "the expulsion of all that is effeminate, un-English and excessively intellectual". This movement spread to other countries in the 19th century. Today this movement is well entrenched with athletes, most notably Tim Tebow, Manny Pacquiao, Josh Hamilton, and George Wilson.
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11The Billy Graham rule or Pence rule is a practice among male Protestant Christians, in which they avoid spending time alone with women to whom they are not married. It is named after Billy Graham, the most notable proponent of the practice. It is adopted as a display of integrity, a means of avoiding sexual temptation, and to avoid any appearance of doing something considered morally objectionable, but has been criticized as being sexist.
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-4Lord Buckethead - Recurring joke candidate in UK elections
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23Gun control in Nazi Germany - 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.
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9 1791L - A right-wing YouTube channel that's been operating since March 22, 2016 and accumulated 256k subscribers and 45m views since then. It seems to envision itself as a right-wing counter to The Young Turks and Vox's presence on YouTube, and several of their videos are made explicitly in response to them: What Vox missed about sanctuary cities, Vox's messy explanation of "extreme creators", How Cenk Uygur smeared his own reporter, etc. Other stuff includes How Khan makes it harder for London to fight extremism, A Worthless Agreement (about Paris), and Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cult of Science. For bonus irony points, How CNN threatened to dox the WWE Trump meme is preceded by Inside the lives of top Trump tweet repliers
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9Supersessionism, also called replacement theology or fulfillment theology, is a theological view on the current status of the church in relation to the Jewish people and Judaism. It holds that the Christian Church has succeeded the Israelites as the definitive people of God and that the New Covenant has replaced or superseded the Mosaic covenant. This doctrine has been said to justify anti-Semitism within fundamentalist Christian and Islamic circles.
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9Robert Lindsay (webshite), ex Communist Party USA founder of liberal race realism and the altleft, has a IQ of 147 and is friends with Jared Taylor; Chris Langnan and Gilead Atzmon once commented on his blog
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14 There should be an article on Turning Point USA and/or its founder, Charlie Kirk, considering the fact that they were the ones behind the infamous "Professor Watchlist" site, which borders on McCarthyism with its mission to "expose professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom."
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19Guns, Germs, and Steel is a book by Jared Diamond that tries to explain why Eurasian and North African civilizations were historically dominant.While generally well recieved critics argue against many of the details as well as the lack of accounting for human action
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-3 Paul Beckwith - Another climate change doomer and an ally of Guy McPherson.
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-2 Daniel Kinch - a guy on Quora with >1500 "answers" who describes himself as "author of work on near-term human extinction based on AGW". Claims that global warming will make humanity go extinct before 2026. Believes that "clathrate gun" (the supposed millions of tons of methane under the North Pole) will be the trigger, and uses nothing but links to "brooklynculturejammers.com" to justify said belief. Effectively, a more extreme version of the "Nature Bats Last" Guy McPherson, who is already profiled on here: a doomsday prophet either dispiriting those still capable of helping or making the entire field look ridiculous.
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-2 Meether Concept - 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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16Uranium One conspiracy theoryAnother conspiracy against Hillary Clinton
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7 Central limit theorem. The central limit theorem states that if you aggregate enough random variables, you find its sum within a normal distribution. According to FiveThirtyEight, the central limit theorem plays a key role in mathematical "proofs" of God's existence. </ fivethirtyeight on the subject
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10 War Room. From the people who brought you Fireproof, comes another terrible film that follows the same basic plot as Fireproof only with black people instead of white people!
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3A Twitter account called Antifemcomics used to post strawmen comics. Comics can still be seen from the hashtag.
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11Lee Camp is a Progressive comedian and writer who hosts Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on the RT network, He has promoted conspiracy theories, such as the debunked claim that Seth Rich's murder was connected to the Democratic National Committee leaks [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1VW1z9W5iQ (here), That all information reported by the MSM on Syria is "fake news"[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kafm_mjS8Xk (here), and that GMO's cause cancer [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYNBmZISngo (here).
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19Scared Straight! is a 1978 documentary directed by Arnold Shapiro. The subject of the documentary is a group of juvenile delinquents and their three-hour session with actual convicts. It had several follow ups including Beyond Scared Straight on A&E, which Shapiro served as an executive producer. This article should explain why this type of juvenile rehabilitation program and other similiar programs are outdated and ineffective in deterring criminal activity. These types of programs can also be harmful and increase delinquency relative to no intervention at all with the same youths.
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5 Tony Katz is a radio personality and political pundit who claims that America is "at war" with Mexico [https://townhall.com/columnists/tonykatz/2014/07/07/why-lie-we-are-at-war-with-mexico-n1859705 (here), apparent defender of the RFRA, calling its opponents "liberal fascists"[https://townhall.com/columnists/tonykatz/2015/04/08/the-rfra-battle-exposed-a-dangerous-truth-n1982011 (townhall.com again), coined the "Racer" theory (I.E; that anyone who disagrees with Obama must be a racist)(https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/119891/ (instapundit), and all-around wingnut. In the most basic of terms, he's a younger Rush Limbaugh.
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16 Megalodon, the most overhyped predator in history. A lot of information about this giant shark is put out all over the internet, and a lot of it is terrible. This article could debunk a lot of the crap people say about megalodon, as well as give some basic info about it. Given how it's such a popular thing to talk about, how have we not gotten an article about megalodon yet? Sandbox page here, open for editing.
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8 The Portable Atheist compiled by Christopher Hitchens. It contains a huge selection of atheist writings from middle age philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes to enlightenment philosophers like David Hume to 19th century philosophers like Karl Marx to Modern philosophers such as Bertrand Russell to present day new atheists such as Sam Harris.
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12 The Good Book - A Humanist Bible written by noted atheist academic A C Grayling. It's a book written in the style of the Bible but instead of having religious texts and quotes, it has secular ones instead. It's suppose to show that inspiration, morals and a general guide to life can be secular and areligous.
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4 Mary Katherine Ham, a right-wingnut pundit and writer for The Federalist. Among other topics, she claimed recently that the media covers up sexual assault allegations in order to score points with the Left (when talikng about accusations against Roy Moore)[http://thefederalist.com/2017/11/10/mary-katharine-ham-media-covers-up-liberal-sexual-assault/ (federalist.com) and apparently had a liberal husband [https://www.washingtonian.com/2017/03/26/mary-katharine-ham-is-not-here-to-entertain-you/ (washingtonian.com). An article on her might be interesting.
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6 Hmolpedia — 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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32Rodrigo Duterte — admitted murderer, current president of the Philippines. Waging a large-scale extrajudicial war against poor people who may or may not be involved with illegal drugs.
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19Tim Pool. Tim Pool is an award winning journalist who became famous, particularly on the left due to his reporting on Occupy Wallstreet as well as his work on Vice. However, if you type his name on google and scroll down to the 'People also search for', you see the likes of Dave Rubin, Mike Cernovich, Lauren Southern, Stefen Moleneux, Alex Jones, Tommy Robinson etc. This is due to his huge surge in popularity with the right due to his hostility to antifa, talking about Mainstream media negativly, talk about Google censorship and demonitisation. This doesn't necessarily make him rightwing, but it means most of the people donating money and gifts are right wing and he now in a difficult situation, similar to Dave Rubin, where if he criticises and pisses them off too much, he could loose his livlihood, or at least a good deal of it. [27] (youtube) [28] (twitter) Wikipedia.
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27AltRight.com. An article on the website that popularised the alt-right term and movement is probably due.the site itself youtube twitter [29] (facebook)
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28Globalism or Globalist. An article on the origins of the term, how it is used as a dog whistle and when if ever it is appropriately used would be interesting.
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2Braving Ruin. Previously known as Edgy Sphinx before he got exposed for being an alt-righter just pretending to be moderate so he could dog whistle and introduce alt-rightism to centrists, Braving Ruin has such gems on his channel as De-Platforming = Death youtube, "Centrists" are liars (which is a totally not extremist thing to say) (YT again) and a video about (((Google))) (his anti-semetic Triple parentheses, not mine) (more YT). He currently almost has 10,000 subscribers and over 150,000 views as well as over 4,500 twitter followers.
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26The Olympics and the World Cup. Beneath the manufactured, feel-good veneer of athletic prowess, international unity and wholesome fun lies a dark reality, which host cities, thankfully, are starting to grow more privy to. Both of these events invariably result in tremendous financial net losses for host cities, both require the construction of venues which, more often than not, are never thereafter used again and which, more often than not, are constructed by migrant laborers subject to borderline slave-like conditions, and both, finally, are essentially money-grubbing opportunities for their disgustingly corrupt organizing bodies. Plus, they're basically dick-measuring contests for countries, aren't they? Are games in which people run around in a circle as fast as they can or kick a leather sphere around really worth looking past all this?
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25Colin Kaepernick. I hardly think this one merits an explanation.
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7See the Wikipedia article on Center for Organizational Research and Education. They are pro tobacco, alcohol and fast food. Runs a bunch of Astroturf websites. They spread millions of dollars lobbying Congress.
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25Standing desks, or Dangers of sitting depending on the planned scope of the article. Standing desks are being heavily promoted right now as a cure for the serious and crippling health problems caused by our lifestyles of sitting in the car, sitting in front of the computer for eight hours, sitting in the car again, then sitting in front of Netflix for five hours. The studies that have been done have links to standing desk manufacturers that were not disclosed in the papers, and do not show as much positive effect on these problems as claimed. Independent studies show that standing desks do increase physical activity but have [no real effect on cardiovascular health]; there is emerging evidence that (as anyone who's ever worked retail will tell you) standing on the job is even more damaging to the body; and the frequent canard that hours spent sitting undo the benefits of exercise is not based on any evidence whatsoever. There is even a danger that the standing-health link will be used by ruthless airlines to make flying even worse. Related to the Alexander Technique, the more zealous promoters of which have been known to claim that the chair is the most harmful invention of mankind. (Most Alexander technique teachers are quite happy to use chairs so long as you sit up straight, though.)
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21Jewish expulsions as proof that Jews are somehow bad. The argument goes: 1: A ton of people in history have kicked out the Jews. 2: There can be no explanation for this fact except that Jews are eeeeevil. Examples: [30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39] and the comments in [40] Counterarguments: [41][42][43][44][45][46]
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2Trae Crowder is an American comedian and co-author of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark. Crowder attributed his liberal political views to the "abject poverty" of his family during his childhood in rural middle Tennessee. His trademark comedic monologues have garnered both controversy and cumulative views now in the millions on YouTube.
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29Either Mindfulness or Mindfulness industry which is quite a thing now. See https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wheres-the-proof-that-mindfulness-meditation-works1/
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13Labour Theory of Value. A cornor stone in Marxist theory, it states that the value of a product comes from the labour hours and intensity put in it. This is cruicial for Marxism as it states that the bourgeoisie by only paying his workers a wage and pocketing the rest is exploiting his workers as he is profiting off their labour and nothing else, thus justifying class conflict. If this is debunked or proven, it will be highly influential on whether or not a Marxist or Marxist inpired system is justified.
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12Bearing. Australian Youtuber, antifeminist, skeptic and general bigot and wingnut. His videos are mainly just roasts of feminists, fat people, transgender and gender queer people. He also targets tiny YouTube channels, and hides behind a cartoon avatar of the bear from Total DramaWikipedia's W.svg. In 2017 he made a video where he explained why he was going to vote no to making same sex marriage legal in Australia. He has over 460,000 Youtube subscribers, almost 300 vidoes and over 63,000,000 views. Listed on our religion webshites page. Is extensively and scathingly described on Encyclopedia Dramatica, and is also covered on Everipedia.
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2Undoomed. Youtube skeptic and atheist. Does a lot of anti-feminist vidoes but has also recently done vidoes against BLM aswell. His main gimmik is that his avatar is slenderman and he has a pretty cool voice. over 310,000 subscribers, over 32,000,000 views and 163 videos.
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18Cosmetics woo. Strong overlap with Alternative medicine, Bodybuilding woo, and whatever the Food woo trend is at the time. The beauty industry is one of the primary sources of ambient woo exposure for most people living in modern Western societies, and products using unproven plant extracts for supposed medicinal properties are available at any level of the market, meaning it is very likely that most keen believers of the Naturalistic fallacy came to this belief through shampoo advertisements. It's also on-mission as this has real potential to cause harm, especially to young women; online recipes for "natural", preservative-free personal care products have been known to mutilate skin, rot teeth, and significantly increase risk of skin Cancer, or at least dye people's hairlines neon yellow. Quack beauty products also form a major revenue source for NaturalNews, the Food Babe and Goop, as well as many high-end companies which make a killing through flogging $2000 moisturisers, Swiss apple stem cells, snail slime and copper peptides, none of which are proven to work. At the same time, there are hyped ingredients like retinol, which, while its side effects are significant, has been shown through conventional medical research to cure mild to horrific acne; this is a topic a little more complicated than 'all the gunk is just the same'. Very big and complex topic; current page is a stub.
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16World of Warcraft. The MMO video game for excellence, that has been around for 13 years (and counting) having millions of subscribers. Given its popularity, that it's precisely a video game, its genre (fantasy) and what it entails (Dungeons & Dragons-lifted off stuff as elves, orcs, etc, paganism, magic, demons, dragons, undead, etc.), those reports of people who got addicted to it often to negligent extremes, and sucking more than a black hole, I'm more than sure it will have been the target of Fundies and the like (not to mention sensationalist/dishonest reporters). There have also been a few times when the game got social flak, for things like disbanding a guild for stating they welcomed gay people, and forcing a player-character named "TwoGenders" to change its name. Plus, there was the Corrupted Blood incidentWikipedia's W.svg.
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22Chapo Trap House, a popular left-wing podcast. While it dedicates much of its time to mocking conspiracy theories of both the left and right, tearing into Austrian school economists, and the various hateful and crankish writings of Very Serious People (many of whom, such as Megan McArdle and Ben Shapiro, are already represented on this wiki), it has also received significant amounts of criticism for its bro-ish, 'dirtbag' tone, casual use of slurs and occasional regurgitation of Tankie talking points. Also subject to a lot of conspiracy theories accusing it of being a Russian psyop.
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6Rwanda, an East African country with progressive (given its area) laws on homosexuality.
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16Semen retention: A form of alternative therapy based around the theory that men who do not ejaculate semen gain superpowers from retaining more masculine essence, such as increased physical strength and various psychic powers. (Think Fortunato from the Wild Cards books.) Derived from an extremely liberal reading of Tantra, and currently promoted by great thinkers such as Mike Cernovich, the Proud Boys (a bunch of wankers who claim to be "no wank") and various bodybuilding and alt-med cranks. While it's partially covered by Masturbation and NoFap, the former is based on crank theories about negative results from masturbating, not the insane claimed benefits of not masturbating, and NoFap is a specific subculture within this larger movement. I think we need a general and, uh, as tasteful as possible overview about this sticky subject.
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20Catalonia: the up-and-coming next European country. The recent referendum and violence and suppression around it is pretty big international news, and maybe its past anarchist swinging could be of interest (as George Orwell would describe in Homage to Catalonia).
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7Plant-based enzymes: Various businesses and "medical professionals" (who lead said businesses) say that "plant-based enzymes" are apparently not denatured within gastric acid in order to sell them as food supplements. Examples: [47][48]
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4Gary Ruskin: Alt-health dude who founded the anti-GMO group US Right To Know.
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3Patterns of Evidence: A movie/book promoting Evidence for the Exodus.
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8Tuttle Twins: A children's book series featuring a little boy and girl spouting libertarian talking points. Apparently they're taking the fundie approach and trying to get em' while they're young.
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2LifeWave: A placebo "health" product.
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2Mike LesterWikipedia's W.svg — A pro-Trump, conservative political cartoonist who assaulted his wife. His comics are regularly posted on Infowars.com
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25James Damore - Google employee who wrote a hysterical 10 page essay accusing woman of being emotional while on work hours. Unsurprisingly, he was fired and is now considered a martyr for the so called right wing "free speech" movement.
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25Kaiser Wilhelm II - Ruler of Germany during World War One and coiner of the term "Yellow Peril". While the Entente powers were far from innocent either, he did certainly help escalate tensions with other nations with the naval arms race and ending Otto von Bismarck's policy of not pissing off Russia. After losing the war, rather than blaming himself, blamed the Jews and argued they should all be gassed. I wonder how that turned out?
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10Spoon theory,Wikipedia's W.svg the mental health taxation thing. Even Wikipedia's article on the subject lacks any mention of evidence for or against the theory. A skeptical treatment is sorely needed somewhere.
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7Francis E. Dec. Come on, that man at the very least played on the same league as Gene Ray
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19Alien abduction insurance, because apparently that's a thing.
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15Jeff Durbin is a pastor at Apologia Church in Tempe, Arizona. At first glance, he looks like your typical American hipster, but looks can be deceiving. He's a fundamentalist and is the leader of the Red Door Ministry, a radical anti-abortion group that believes that any woman who gets an abortion should receive the death penalty. Along with picketing outside his local Planned Parenthood, Durbin hosts a weekly show on his YouTube channel, Apologia Studios. http://nypost.com/video/this-tattooed-hipster-says-abortion-deserves-the-death-penalty/
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16The Last Temptation of Christ. Think The Passion of the Christ only 20 years earlier, and 20 times more controversial.
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10International Monetary Fund. I think most people will know about this transnational organization, hated by both libertarians for pushing down the throat Keynesian ideas (Keynes had much to see with it in the post-war years) and leftists for the economic policies pushed by them in those countries that received their bailouts (ask Greece even if the European Central Bank and the European Comission pushed the same ideas, as well as some LatAm countries during the '70s) and some of whose presidents have been involved in scandals, even if unrelated to this organization (ask Rodrigo Rato, Strauss-Kahn, or Christine Lagarde)
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14A Patriot's History of the United States, a textbook created as a "truthful" reply to A People's History of the United States and all the leftist bias in history books. Contains trace amounts of global warming denialism, Obama citizenship denial, whitewashing of anything bad that ever happened, and probably other bullshit. This is sometimes used as a complimentary textbook or the main textbook (!) in US history college classes or Advanced Placement courses.
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9 Greg Palast A far-left Journalist "forensic economist and activist chalk full of incredible sounding stories supported by laughably bad evidence. His work is defined by [[49] stupidity] and defamation of those who disagree with him. An example Palast constantly engages in name dropping and sexist commentary.
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8 The National Legion of DecencyWikipedia's W.svg was a group of Catholics that attempted to censor movies both though judicial means as well as boycotts and warning followers away from objectionable content
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15Daryl Gates was the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1978 to 1992. He was highly controversial due to his hardline, aggressive, paramilitary approach to law enforcement. He also earned notoriety for his controversial rhetoric on many occasions. Some of the most notable examples of this were: that infrequent or casual drug users "ought to be taken out and shot" because "we're in a war" and even casual drug use is considered "treason" and his dismissive response to concerns about excessive force by police employing "chokeholds." In 1982, Gates attributed several deaths of people held in chokeholds to the theory that "blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in 'normal people.'"
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7The Thaw, a 5 minute rant by Reach America filled with the usual suspects including the Christian persecution complex, lack of knowledge regarding the establishment clause, and America as a christian nation.
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8Emer Prevost, apparently an awful MRA who died recently. Reader request. There's an ED article which may be minable for actual sources.
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16The online Hapa community (or another title along these lines). There exists a moderately sizable, moderately vocal online community of half-white, half-Asian men pissed about the ubiquitousness of interracial couples composed of white men and Asian women, and who claim that having been born from such pairings themselves has bestowed them with mental illnesses, an inability to attract women, and hopeless futures among other things (they often cite Elliot Rodger as one of their numbers). r/Hapas is easily the community's principal watering hole; Model Minority is another. While the fetishization of Asian women is certainly a legitimate issue, this community often approaches the level of whininess, narcissism and misogyny characteristic of MRAs, MGTOWs, and Incels.
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27Reich-Wing Watch is a YouTube channel dedicated to exposing any far-right individual and group who's political philosophy parallels that of fascist leaders like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
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1FisherofMen, one of the oldest members of Youtube's Conspiracy community (And probably one of the craziest). Notable mostly because he was arrested in 2016 for threatening to attack what he believes are enemies to Christianity/America if some vague crisis happens (read: Gays/Non-Christians). While some of the more pleasant cranks like WhiteRabbit just simply hopes he gets better from his "Illness", FisherofMen has recently been released and is now framing himself as one of the first "Christian Martyrs" of the New World Order, despite his trial and sentencing being publicized.
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9Trumpwave is a subgenre of vaporwave and synthwave that focuses on Donald Trump. Vice writes that Trumpwave exploits vaporwave's ambivalence towards the corporate culture it engages with, allowing it to recast Trump as "the modern-day inheritor of the mythologized 80s, a decade that is taken to stand for racial purity and unleashed capitalism".
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11MEMRI.org is a pro Israel language translation organization. Considered to be negatively Biased and tries to paint Arabs,and Muslims by cherry picking by some.
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22Lectin-free is the latest bit of food woo to turn up.
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29How about an article on PewDiePieWikipedia's W.svg, especially concerning the Wall Street Journal exposé on his anti-Semitic videos and the fallout that resulted from it. Also should document him slowly buddying up with the alt-right following the fiasco.
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39McDonald's coffee lawsuit (Liebeck v. McDonald's RestaurantsWikipedia's W.svg) is an infamous lawsuit usually brought up to show how obsessed Americans are with suing people. However the lawsuit is far more reasonable with the plaintiff suffering third degree burns, originally suing only for medical expenses and the coffee itself being so hot it was considered unfit for consumption which was an issue that McDonalds knew for years.
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6McMansion is a pejorative term for a large "mass-produced" dwelling, constructed with low-quality materials and craftsmanship, using a mishmash of architectural symbols to invoke connotations of wealth or taste, executed via poorly thought-out exterior and interior design. Note: A previous attempt was deleted in 2012.
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8Brett Keane, who apparently was the original YouTube atheist, being the inspiration for all others like TheAmazingAtheist et al., although he has since alternated between christianity and atheism, mainly because of plagiarism and vote boting his videos, as well as being an e-begger. Today has a very small audience. His wife divorced him due to domestic violence.
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5biofeedback is the awareness and control of physical responses in the body that may be useful for treating stress and anxiety. Articles like brainwave woo link to the biofeedback page (which is currently a fork) and is referenced in many other articles so it is probably a good idea for all those links to go somewhere
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9Cult of Saturn, an ambiguous, but obviously evil (and nonexisting) cult that Conspiracy Theorists like to invoke when their Apophenia isn't working enough for the usual, boring Illuminati symbols to be shoehorned. Simple things like cubes and rings are proof of some grand Conspiracy.
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31Straight pride is a slogan that arose in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has been used primarily by social conservative groups as a political stance and strategy. The term is described as a response to gay pride adopted by various LGBT groups in the early 1970s or to the accommodations provided to gay pride initiatives. Straight pride backlash incidents have generated controversy and media attention. School policies and court decisions regarding freedom of expression have drawn particular attention, spotlighting individuals protesting school expressions against harassment of LGBT adolescents.
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13David Pakman and/or The David Pakman ShowWikipedia's W.svg, anybody?
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9William Walker, 19th century American mercenary who in 1856 was hired to fight in the Nicaraguan civil war and decided to seize power for himself in the hopes of creating a pro-slavery, Amerocentric regime in Central America.
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3Keto diet, if not adequately covered by Low-carb diet. Here's /r/keto's "in a nutshell" explanation. Apparently the low-carb diet article has already got some criticism from the related communities, so the article should better appeal to the kind of people who'd pursue this stuff.
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4Uplift (science fiction)Wikipedia's W.svg, the process of a sentient species enhancing the intelligence of another species with transhumanist sci-fi technologies. Eliezer Yudkowsky of Less Wrong writes on the topic. Many believers in UFOs are hoping that space aliens will eventually grant us such a boon. It would compliment the page for Cybernetic revolt and could discuss the CybermanWikipedia's W.svg's burden to assimilate and upgrade others against their will.
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34 Steven Bonnell II, better known as Destiny, is a Twitch streamer that recently gained fame for his debate with YouTuber JonTron. He also did debates with notable Anti-SPOOKs such as Lauren Southern and Sargon of Akkad (twice), as well as infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli.
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8ThuggeesWikipedia's W.svg Worshippers of the goddess Kali who according to colonial British sources believed themselves to have been created from her sweat, they were known to strangle travelers; Guinness Book of Records estimates they killed two million people and Political scientist David C. Rapoport says theya re the most destructive terrorist group in history. Mentioned as an example of nutpicking.
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15broken window policing Another police practice that became popular in the 1990s that focuses on the idea that a area that seems more crime ridden will encourage crime. This practice was used to encourage stop and frisk procedures and was focused on minority populations.
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14Eyewitness testimony A common police procedure known for being unreliable but also known for having terrible methodology in regards to preventing contamination. An example of this is the police lineup which pressures the witness into picking someone out of the lineup even when the perpetrator isn't present
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26Doctor Who Arguably the most popular science fiction program in the world. Numerous scientists have commented on the possibility of the various technologies addressed, though seemingly not hard science advocate Richard Dawkins, despite being married to actress Lalla WardWikipedia's W.svg who played Time Lady Romana. [50] It would be worth including a discussion of the actual educational merits of the show which began as a BBC children's program, and whether or not it promotes harmful science woo doing harm to the young as the Chinese government alleges all time travel fiction does. [techland.time.com/2011/04/13/china-decides-to-ban-time-travel/] There are bound to be homophobes complaining about the latest companion being gay. [51]
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11HeartMath Institute, a reader request. "HeartMath® is a scientifically validated system of techniques and technologies that will help you to transform your stress, boost your resilience and empower higher performance." [52] [53] [54]
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11Dunno how we've missed covering Louise MenschWikipedia's W.svg. From middling-thick Tory MP to expat Brit in America singularity of weird and dumb. Lots of RW material here. She is known to harass women with false accusations of spying. 4chan is leaking fake documents to Mensch to an attempt to destroy the left.
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13Foreign Workers in Asia and the Middle East. To support their families, people of low socioeconomic status from developing countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines often travel to perform unskilled labor in capacities such as domestic service and construction work in nouveau-riche countries such as Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Singapore, wherein they are often subject to borderline slave-like conditions, including rape, domestic abuse and non-payment of wages, against which they have no means of legal recourse.
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17Male gaze red linked on sexual objectification, the name is used frequently in feminist analysis in the arts and humanities, though it is used somewhat less in psychology or sociology. The article should also include the lesbian, gay, hetero sexual female and trans equivalents of the visual cues of objectification. On one hand the my face is up here T shirt makes a valid point, but on the other hand telling someone their glance hurts you or that their gaze makes the stars collapse outside the village menstrual hut can make them feel like Scott SummersWikipedia's W.svg; perhaps a see also for the evil eye. What constitutes an inappropriate amount of gawking can be difficult to quantify and varies by individual and culture but is a major and nebulous societal issue, while wearable tech that can record video complicates the issue.
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9War on Halloween Not actually a phrase that's thrown around in the news like the War on Christmas is by Fox, but many churches actively oppose the celebration of Halloween and even secular groups have opposition to both the supernatural inspiration of the holiday as well as certain costumes derived from historical hate groups such as Nazi's or the KKKWikipedia's W.svg. Any costume with fake weapons is also prohibited in many schools and ethnic stereotypes are also frowned upon at universities, which technically should include Egyptian mummies, Voodoo zombies, werewolves made from gypsy cursesWikipedia's W.svg and vampires with thick Transylvanian accents. That basically leaves costumes appropriated from European mythology, animals modern jobs, dressing up as your biological ancestors, something without weapons from Comicon, bigfoot and aliens. Does your child need to be both in a wheel chair and bald to inoffensively dress as Professor XWikipedia's W.svg for Halloween, or just one or the other?
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14Argumentum ad vos-fistula, literally, "argument from you-tube"; a logical fallacy where "facts" are cited to videos found on Youtube. Or just Argumentum ad YouTube if you want anyone to click on the title ever.
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8 The Doctors, the CBS show that focuses on medical/health issues. Given its popular status, I think RationalWiki editors should have a look at it.
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5 Perhaps an article on science advisers for fictional works in TV and film [55], Dr. John Underkoffler was one of the first for Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Also ties into the authors of the science of superheroes books, Michio Kaku Science of the Impossible is another good source.
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9Inception the 2010 film about experiencing and interfacing with other peoples dreams through technology, compliments the article request for the equally fantastical Interstellar. This Forbes article mentions a team in Japan and can reconstruct simple black-and-white images the subject is viewing by analyzing the blood flow in the brain’s visual cortex. According to Dr. Jack Gallant "“I think it’s legitimate for some people to have some concerns about brain-reading technology being used for bad things, but nobody has to be worried about one of those bad things being writing stuff to the brain.” [56]
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5Donnie Romero is an American Independent Baptist pastor and the founder of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. He is yet another cohort of both Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist and Roger Jimenez of Verity Baptist and he is just as bad as both of them.
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7Color psychology is distinct from color therapy and attributes attributes to colors; featured in Forbes.
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12Hentai is popular with Gamergaters and MRA's but there's little scientific analysis of it in Japan, or western academia.
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8Paul Wittenberger is an Independent Baptist conspiracy-oriented filmmaker from Phoenix, AZ and a former Hollywood production crew member for film and television. He has directed and produced such "documentaries" as After the Tribulation, The Book of Revelation, New World Order Bible Versions, and Marching to Zion, all of which he collaborated with Steven Anderson. His website, http://framingtheworld.com/, is where he sells his "documentaries" and other merchandise. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1509561/
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9Recaptioning or a less generic name - specifically, the alt-right practice of "redpilling" cartoons by other artists with white nationalist captions. Examples include Ben Garrison (whose opinions are half way there) and Sarah Andersen (whose opinions aren't).
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10 Aestheticization of violenceWikipedia's W.svg, considering how many GamerGate articles with references mentioning sexism, elaborating more on violence in fiction in general seems appropriate and on mission and this topic would cover more mediums than just video games, stretching back well into antiquity. There's a number of fairly reputable news sources commenting on this [57] and [58], as well as some claims by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry whom appear to be academic and don't seem to be religiously founded like the Parents Television Council. It would be nice to establish if there's a scientific consensus on this.
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19Catholicism and far-right politics, the wikipedia category includes quite a few entries from the modern era. I don't think simply adding this to the page for Catholicism is a good idea because it will most likely end up almost as long as rest of the page, like how Child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church has 55 references compared to Catholicisms 56.
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14Eastern Orthodoxy and far-right politics, ditto for this one.
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14Dean Saxton aka Brother Dean is a University of Arizona student who gained some media attention in 2013 for his protests on campus with Westboro-styled signs declaring that women who wear "short shorts" deserve to be raped, that "sorority girls" are whores, predictable homophobic slogans, and other bizarreness. While there is mention of him on the Brother Jed article, I think he should have his own article.
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20Love JihadWikipedia's W.svg, the conspiracy theory that teh mooslims are terking are jerbs wymenz, intentionally courting out of faith in order to convert them. Mostly found in India, with the result of the occasional mob and lynching of interfaith couples. This may or may not be related to the self-inflicted shortage of women that India has; i.e., young poor men can't get married so they take out their rage on evul "others" who can. Similarly, Missionary datingWikipedia's W.svg, the Christian version.
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8Paul Craig Roberts, whose sometimes-legitimate criticisms of U.S. foreign policy are lost amid his sea of false flag accusations. (Website here: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ )
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26Shouldn't We have an article on slavery in the Qur'an? There's an article on slavery in the Bible.
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12Gary Franchi a.k.a Next News Network is being put on notice for the following: 9/11 trutherism, doomsday soothsayer, clickbait headlines with questionable validity, and also spreading fake news at a rate. In a nutshell, he makes Alex Jones of all people look sane.
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11Dr. Mary's Monkey is a book with a surprisingly large following considering how absolutely nuts it is. It details an insane conspiracy theory where (if I'm remembering correctly) a cancer researcher was using a linear accelerator at the CIA's request to try and create a virus to inflict cancer (in order to kill Fidel Castro) and accidentally created AIDS as a result and that's why she was murdered.
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11Original position; the question of what society people would choose if they didn't know where in said society they'd start off in. Not a particularly extensive topic, but useful for understanding some of the nuttier "utopias"; e.g., people advocating for eugenics and so forth never consider the possibility they wouldn't be the ones on top.
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15Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM) Religious apologetics website that claims to debunk atheism and prove God, led by the "brilliant" Matt Slick.
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8Terence P. Jeffrey Wrote Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life.Wikipedia's W.svg and writes for CNSNews.com.
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24Gavin McInnesWikipedia's W.svg, a former VICE co-founder that quickly became an influential talking head for the alt-right, having contributed to VDARE, Rebel Media, and Taki's Magazine. The guy who apparently actually succeeded in getting kicked off Thought Catalog.
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15Belle GibsonWikipedia's W.svg is a young Australian woman who fooled large sections of the media and huge numbers of people that she had miraculously recovered from several episodes of terminal cancer, strokes and major heart surgery (her scars had miraculously disappeared too) through nothing more than following a healthy diet and using alternative medicine. She became a star of the celebrity circuit, and sales of her Apple app (which was featured by Apple in promotional material for their Apple Watch) and book The Whole Pantry made her rich, but she unfortunately neglected to make the promised charitable donations and instead splashed out on a high-flying lifestyle. In 2015 the begrudgers won out and she finally admitted her entire story was fabricated. Interestingly, she claims that delusionality was the reason for her false claims, and was later discovered selling more scam health advice under a pseudonym.[59]
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28Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible narratives. The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional anachronisms.
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30Nathan Larson is a "Red Pill Libertarian" who was convicted in 2009 of threatening to kill President Obama. He also believes that believes fathers ought to be allowed to marry their daughters, and that marital rape and child pornography should be legalized. He is also running for state delegate in Virginia's 31st District. As User:Tisane (later socking as User:Landmartian), he's also the very first person to be so egregious as to be banned from RationalWiki, for his essay advocating paedophilia.
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17The so-called People’s Protection Force and Kevin Mugur Galalae. Here’s their "manifesto". Seems to me like some kinda super-crank magnetic mixture of the Alt-right (hails Trump as an anti-NWO hero, calls itself "Alt-news", defends Adolf Hitler outright, rants about the importance of traditional family structure) and NaturalNews/Zeitgeist Movement/GlobalResearch.ca-type moonbats in general (supports the Occupy movement, defends Russian propaganda).
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23Quite frankly, I'm surprised Kellyanne Conway hasn't gotten a page yet.
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6Ami Horowitz, who recently came into the spotlight for being cited in Donald Trump's "Sweden Incident" debacle. As of yet, Horowitz's claims have been debunked by numerous sources, including Swedish authorities.
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1truththeory.com
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22Questions White Men have for SPOOKs, a notorious Gish Gallop by the "Rationals" done as a "style parody" of two sketches by Buzzfeed. I'm shocked how this hasn't gotten a side-by-side rebuttal here yet, given its content being a bunch of strawman representations of intersectional feminism and anti-racism.
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24Heart of Darkness is a novella written in 1899 by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad, about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilised people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises questions about imperialism and racism.
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31TL;DR/Teal Deer, yet another of the Rationals, who somehow manages to be even dumber, more smug, and more grating to listen to than his peers. Also known for being unable to let any criticism of himself slide (often completely missing/proving his critic's point in the process), confusing pedantry for intelligence, failing at pedantry, and for being unable to admit when he's wrong, even when his own audience points it out (see when he accused Anita Sarkeesian of making up the term neoliberal), alongside the usual angry right-wing YouTuber faults. (Currently a mention under Webshites.) Also the title of his channel make no fraggling sense since it stands for "Too Long; Didn't Read", and people don't read videos.
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52Alternative facts - This'll be good.
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23The Golden One is a Swedish nationalist, neo-nazi, bodybuilder, and neopagan Youtuber who is famous for being so ridiculously over-the-top "manly" that he is a manifestation of Poe's Law. While his ideas are despicable, his channel is... well just look at it.
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20Marching to Zion (2015) is an American "documentary" directed by Paul Wittenberger, written by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church, and staring Anderson, as well as Texe Marrs. This "documentary" states that it's about tracing the "history" of the Jewish people from the destruction of the temple in 70 AD to the modern-day nation of Israel, however, it is actually a typical anti-semitic propaganda piece that's filled with heavy bias, strawman, and blatant misconceptions that are utilized throughout the film to undermine the Jewish faith by promoting a replacement theology that claims that Christians are the real Jews. In fact Anderson came under fire by the Jewish community when it was discovered that he lied to the rabbis who were interviewed by telling them the interviews were for a neutral PBS documentary on Jewish history.
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10Hard right folks on the internet keep bringing up Mark Levin's "Liberty Amendments". Basically proposed amendments to the Constitution to strictly enforce Tea Party dogma. Perhaps a point-by-point deconstruction is in order?
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25I can't believe we still don't have an article on White Aryan ResistanceWikipedia's W.svg.
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95:2 diet: A method of eating that supposedly prevents/reduces cancer. [60][61][62][63][64][65]
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10Currency Manipulation - Tends to come up in anti-China rants. Not sure if it's a Wingnut conspiracy theory, or something real.
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12The Daystar Television Network[66] is a Christian television network established in 1997 by Marcus Lamb. They claim to own 70 television stations in the United States and are a fixture on many cable and satellite networks. Daystar hosts programs from the likes of Jack Van Impe, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, Hal Lindsey, Jim Bakker, and many other fundamentalist televangelists.
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11Roger Jimenez is an independent Baptist pastor at Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento, California. A recording of a sermon, given by Pastor Jimenez, was posted to YouTube on June 13, 2016, the day after the Pulse Orlando Shooting (2016) which brought much criticism. In the video, Pastor Jimenez preached to his congregation that they should not be grieving for the victims of the shooting, and compared them to pedophiles. He is also a cohort of Steven Anderson, which should come to no surprise.
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19Cassie Jaye - a feminist filmmaker who directed the documentary film The Red Pill that details her journey (and eventual descent) into the men's rights movement.
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7On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt.
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25Normalizing appears to be the new buzzword for 2016 signifying once unacceptable things becoming acceptable. Shouldn't we have an article on this?
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26Killer bee/Africanized bee, hyped for many years as a grave threat to American civilisation, but what is the scientific reality? We have a lot of bee and honey articles but not this. Maybe we could build some kind of a wall?
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41Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth to make it habitable by Earth-like. Prospective planets include Mars and Venus. We can also do an article regarding the philsophical concerns within biology and ecology as to whether terraforming other worlds is an ethical endeavor.
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14Liberland, a particularly silly and amusing micronation scam. Currently a redirect to Micronation, but there's material here for a proper article. Founder is of course a serial scammer, with several other serial scammers participating.
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6Sojourners,american magazine with conservative bent
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11John F. MacArthur, known for his best-selling bible commentary, but after looking at his Wikipedia page (John F. MacArthurWikipedia's W.svg) he seems a crazy of a high degree, on the fringe of mainstream Protestantism, and to have been involved in several controversies - all of which is rather worrying considering the influence he has on how the Bible is interpreted.
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16Saqqara Bird, a wooden artifact recovered from Egypt and carved in the image of, as one might expect by the name, a bird. With a wingspan of little more than half a foot, it is a fairly small construct, but this hasn't stopped people from claiming that it must have been a model for actual flying devices invented by the ancient Egyptians, which "mysteriously" left absolutely no evidence of their existence outside of this artifact. Most of this stems from its tail being vertical instead horizontal, the fact that birds are aerodynamic, as well as the works by such sorts as Martin Gregoria who built an upscaled version where the startling discovery was made that the thing was far too heavy and unstable to even glide. As one might expect, this of course hasn't stopped others from claiming they've made their own models work.
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7Inteligen, a new form of wooplement that is hitting the internet streets via url shortened spamlinks, google result url spams and other link obfuscating methods. their ad policy http://goodllwits.com/intl/wmyy/inteligen?bhu=bHVFxtJVSq1qDzzkWhcNF3wmhaMzLCaYbn#37686 and http://www.inteligenscam.com/ domain scam blares the red alert on them.
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19 Hunting Hitler, a History Channel show that claims Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, managed to escape from Berlin to Argentina. And the rest...is pseudohistory.
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25Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF) is a community for atheists, humanists, and freethinkers in the military, both within the United States and from around the world. The MAAF can assist U.S. military members to respond to illegal and insensitive religious proselytizing on military bases. It is an independent 501(c)(3) organization building community for humanists and other nontheists in the military. The MAAF supports constitutional separation of church and state and First Amendment rights for all service members. It also educates and trains both the military and civilian community about atheism and humanism in the military. Flagship programs for MAAF are its local Network, with over 70 worldwide points of contact, lay leaders, and local groups from Kyrgyzstan to Japan and throughout the US and its Chaplain Outreach program to educate 5000 military chaplains on how to support atheists and humanists in the military. Supporting those major programs are care package delivery, lay leader and chaplain endorsement, and a robust advocacy program to identify and resolve issues to make the military a safe place for nontheists. (Well, as safe as an organization whose purpose is to fight wars can be, at least.)
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14archive.is
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25Ricky Gervais, comedian and internet atheist
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13God on Trial is a 2008 BBC/WGBH Boston television play written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The play takes place in Auschwitz during World War II. The Jewish prisoners put God on trial in absentia for abandoning the Jewish people. The question is if God has broken his covenant with the Jewish people by allowing the Nazis to commit genocide.
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11The Agora, formerly Agora, Inc, is the parent company of many, MANY crank publishers and "news" sites, including Natural News and the below-mentioned MoneyWeek. This body of the crank hydra is infamous for its spam emails offering a "free"* book by some Austrian School nutjob.
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11MoneyWeek (who also runs Capital & Conflict) is a magazine whose website makes wild claims about wealth confiscation before telling you to buy a "report" or sign up for some newsletter. For example, that weird ad at their homepage (http://moneyweek.com)
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5ThePhora, another major hate site. Basically Stormfront with slightly less overt racism.
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6The Crystal Grid: a woo-tastic website.[67]. Besides trying to build worldwide network of crystals, they've got a bogus cell phone radiation blocker.[68]
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35Dakota Access Pipeline protests: Members of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation began protesting the construction of the pipeline in April, and were soon joined by indigenous communities all over North America. The peaceful protests are being suppressed by force, and given scant coverage by mainstream media.
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15Paul McHugh, anti-transgender and anti-gay[69] formerly distinguished psychiatrist, widely criticised by those who've read more recent research.[70] He also defended the Catholic Church (of which he's a member) over paedophile priest allegations, blaming it all on the church for being insufficiently anti-gay.
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15Peace and Freedom Party, California-centred leftist minor party with an impressive range of celebrity Presidential/VP candidates including Roseanne Barr, Cindy Sheehan, Eldridge Cleaver, and Benjamin Spock. Standing again in 2016.
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25Conspiracy theories about higher education (or something of that nature), because the eebill essjaydubyaz are turning campuses into places where you are encouraged not to treat others like crap SAFE SPACEZ with warning people about sensitive topics TRIGGAH WEGHNINGZ!!1! These are chock full of something familiar...
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12Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. Because the film came out during the height of the Cold War era, it is basically pro-American nationalism with Rocky Balboa as the symbol of both the American Dream and American idealism taking on the six foot tall goliath, Ivan Drago, who is the physical embodiment of the Soviet Union.
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25Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is yet another paranoid political documenatary by Dinesh D'Souza about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and an examination of the "history" of the Democratic Party.
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20U.S. support of the Khmer Rouge is a conspiracy theory promoted by some figures on the Left in the U.S. Not sure if it validates its own article, but it could get a section in the Khmer Rouge article.
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10Ener-Chi and/or Andreas Moritz, a peddler of New Age woo. [71]
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14Hoodia gordonii, the plant marketed as Hoodia as an appetite suppressant, even though it totally isn't one (WP). A favourite of herbal and diet scammers.
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27Suzanne "Men. You can’t live with them. You can’t shoot them." Moore. Second-waver "radical feminist" who rejects "modern feminism" because she believes it "spends most of its life not just bending over backwards, but in the doggy position, saying how much it likes men". Accused of being transphobic (if true this would basically make her a TERF). In terms of extremeness could probably be considered somewhere between Andrea Dworkin and Cathy Brennan.
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39Women's studies or Gender studies programs in the Humanities departments of universities. Are they statistically-rigorous investigations of the relationship between gender and society, or a liberal plot to make you hate men?
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21U.S. Right to Know is an organic industry interest group whose practices have been monitored by a user wanting to bring them to light. Activities of this organization include involvement in the FOIA accusations of Kevin Folta, and repeated attempts to silence critics by calling them paid trolls.
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12The Forbidden Knowledge, at theforbiddenknowledge.com. Magnetic crank website with a significant amount of views, combination of Antimasonry, Freeman on the Land, NWO nightmare, and a great example of Haig's law in action.
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28Development dictatorship the curious idea on the right that developing countries have to go through a phase of basically being Singapore, South Korea until the 1980s, Taiwan until the 1980s or China today if they ever want to get out of poverty. Similar and related to the "if only the Chinese were running things" complaint of Western very serious people
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16Correct the Record, a PAC founded by Media Matters creator David Brock to "defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks," and one of the latest boogeymen for angry pro-Trump Redditors.
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25Northwest Front, a crank scheme to "save the white race", etc., by establishing a whites-only enclave in the Pacific Northwest. Going Galt for the alt-right. Here's their website - they have a constitution and everything!
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25kosher tax or kosher tax conspiracy about the Kosher tax conspiracy theoryWikipedia's W.svg, not the actual historic taxes on kosher foodWikipedia's W.svg. Apparently some people think the small labels showing whether a product is kosher dairy or meat are one giant (((Jewish))) conspiracy. Some even believe that the "K" in a circle means the product was made by the Ku Klux Klan!
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14Activia is a mostly irrelevant yoghurt brand these days, but it caused quite a shitstorm a few years ago when the people discovered that the supposed active ingredient, "Bifidus regularis", turned out to be regular old gut bacteria. Classic example of food woo and deepity in action.
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8The Claremont Institute is a conservative think tank, the paleocon complement to the neocon Heritage Foundation and libertarian Ludwig von Mises Institute. Big fans of Leo Strauss, the go-to guys for genteel racism since 1979.
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14Chestahedron, a geometric shape invented by a student of Rudolf Steiner that is claimed to have some mystical connection to the heart.
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27A more global, wider-ranging article on immigration: there is Myths and facts about immigration to the United States, Britain is full and illegal immigrant as well as coverage of Islam in the West, nationalism, and more, but nothing about legal migration in general. Anti-immigrant sentiment is related to racism, but not the same, as it references cultural factors (religion, etc) and worries about overcrowding and economics. Immigration is now a major political issue in much of Europe: cover anti-immigrant parties and agitators. Also, myths advanced by the far-right about immigrants all being criminals, stealing jobs, being lazy, acting as a secret invasion force/being terrorists, etc (which are covered in the US article but not globally). Plus, how worries about immigrants often don't reflect actual levels of immigrants, or the racial/ethnic/religious identity of most immigrants. There may be scope for merging or writing more of an overview.
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47Blue Lives Matter is a pro-police movement in the United States. It was started after the killings of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 2014, after they were ambushed in their patrol car. Blue Lives Matter was formed in reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, which seeks to end police brutality against the African American community.
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16The infamous white supremacist and "comedian" Sam Hyde.[72]
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10The so-called War on cash feeds on the revolution in how we are paying for goods – examples of questionable claims include Zero Hedge and even Forbes! – I already made some preliminary notes on this.
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14We need to investigate the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a target of conspiracy theories that allege that the act allows the US government to confiscate savings in the same way as Cyprus did in 2013 (although it I did not get to design new banknotes for them since they did not leave the euro in the end). Examples include govtslaves.info, which itself needs an article, and Zero Hedge.
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17Hindus for Trump; a Hindu nationalist group that fully supports Donald Trump, beliving him to be a reincarnation of Vishnu.
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6We might need to investigate Finca Bayano (http://www.fincabayano.net/en/survival.htm) to figure out this unique kind of survivalist woo that entices people to "Emigrate while you can". Its ads appears in what appears to be another conspiracy site Govtslaves.info, according to this.
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11Jay Severin was a radio show host who openly claimed that all Muslims should be killed.
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20Emperor Constantine I or Constantine the Great. Made Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire and was very involved in the early church[73]. There's a lot of speculation as to whether he really believed, whether he was inspired by a miracle[74], or whether it was just a cynical move[75][76], which makes him rather controversial in some circles. There's various (untrue) traditions like the Donation of Constantine[77], a forgery which supposedly gave Europe to the pope. His mother St Helena was also an important figure in Christianity (finding the true cross lol).
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17Thor Heyerdahl adventurer and writer, some of whose theories verge on pseudohistory. As well as hypothesising that South Americans populated the south Pacific, and sailing a raft to "prove" it, he also sailed from Iraq to Pakistan to suggest other contacts, and had eccentric ideas about an ancient lost civilization in Azerbaijan which may have been connected with Norse mythology ("The Search for Odin"). There are questions as to whether what he did is close to being science. And his ideas don't seem to be well-regarded in academia despite his popular fame and status as a hero in Norway. He is mentioned in a few articles.
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16Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong American actor, martial artist, philosopher, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. His eclectic philosophy often mirrored his fighting beliefs, though he was quick to claim that his martial arts were solely a metaphor for such teachings.
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13Apricot kernel, a "Health food" that causes Cyanide poisoning (see also laetrile). Also basis for a cheap substitute of marzipan
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7Asses see Demons and Cocks see Angels, or some variation on this entertaining title. Belief held by some Muslims which references scripture alongside donkeys and roosters seeing IR/UV to conclude that their braying/crowing is a result of seeing Demons/Angels.
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19Globalism, Term has been used most relevantly by Conservapedia and Someone With Tiny Hands. Appears to refer to something distinct from Globalisation, being used to refer to, approximately, anti-nationalism. (Related to one world government, perhaps?)
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32Vaping - its claimed benefits, conspiracy aspects ("Government trying to kill it because taxes on smoking are higher") and the missionary zeal of some addicts. Currently a redirect to a small section on Tobacco smoking. Draft in progress.
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14ShmitaWikipedia's W.svg, or Shemitah, is a sabbatical year in Judaism that is occasionally a target of anti-Semitic predictions of a global economic collapse (one of the most recent being for 15 September 2015), some of who try to sell religion with it: offenders include Before it's News, The Dollar Vigilante, The Economic Collapse Blog and even InfoWars.
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33Virginity testWikipedia's W.svg "medical procedure" which tests to see if a woman has had sexual intercourse. Human Rights Watch has documented incidences where these tests have been used to deny women jobs and marriages.
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5Tawfik HamidWikipedia's W.svg is a self-described ex-Islamic fundamentalist and a campaigner for a more "peaceful Islam". He is also a Muslim Zionist.
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8Irving FischerWikipedia's W.svg is an economist who's theories have heavily influenced post-Keynesian economists. He was also an advocate of full-reserve bankingWikipedia's W.svg and alternative currencies (akin to Bitcoin). Unfortunately, he made medical crank theories and argued in favor of prohibition and eugenics.
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4The Money Masters - an Austrain economics documentary full of Federal Reserve conspiracy theories.
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17CrossFit and the controversy and criticism surrounding it.
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15Washington Legal Foundation (WP), the mortal enemy of the Food and Drug Administration. They oppose all government regulation, but they're particularly gunning for the FDA and are responsible for most of the setbacks in FDA regulation in the past thirty years. They are horrifyingly effective at what they do. Funding is not clear but is probably the Kochs. Their 2015 annual report covers their hard work against regulation in general.
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7Choice Center Las Vegas, a Landmark-style Large Group Awareness Training that teaches you "leadership" and oh yeah, wants you to fundraise for them too. Suggested by a reader.
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21clitoris: things I've heard lately (1) the excellent example of bad science where male anatomists totally ignored it for hundreds of years, because patriarchy (2) it's allegedly the only human organ with no evolutionary purpose (cats have clitoris in their vagina btw), or that may be a myth, but creationism[78] (3) lots of myths and tall stories about its nerves or lack of nerves, sensitivity or insensitivity, plus dangers of clitoral piercing.
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14Eugene Landy was an American psychologist and psychotherapist most notorious for his unconventional 24-hour therapy, as well as for ethical violations concerning his treatment of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson in the 1980s.
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18Patient-funded trial, a way to sell snake oil to sick people. The loophole the Burzynski clinic uses. Controversial, particularly ethically. [79][80] Occasionally nets a really deserving sucker like Peter Thiel.[81]
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27Steve King. Republican Congressman known for his racism in the past. Most recently he has questioned, in his own words, what exactly non-white "subgroups" have ever done for civilization, while he was a guest on MSNBC. As one would expect, quite thankfully, this did not go unnoticed nor well for him.
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27Pure Flix Entertainment is a Christian film production company, headquarted in Scottsdale, Arizona and co-founded by Arnold Schwarzenneger of Christian films David A. R. White. The company produces, distributes, acquires and markets Christian and family-friendly films. The company produced such classics as God's Not Dead, Jerusalem Countdown, and Do You Believe?
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22WeAreTheLeft (actually "#WeAreTheLeft", but you can't start an article with a #) was an open letter posted on Medium that argued that the left needs to embrace intersectionality and address bigotry in the ranks. A lot of leftists seem to be taking umbrage at it (including many on this very site).
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25Tiny Nose's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. This is the critically panned sequel to 2016: Obama's America, directed by Dinesh D'Souza.
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25 Freiheitliche Partei ÖsterreichsWikipedia's W.svg, FPÖ for short. One of the more dangerous and powerful right wing populist parties in Europe
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31Repatriation, the idea of returning legal immigrants (invariably non-whites) to their "homelands", either "voluntary" or by force. A mainstay of the racist right in Britain since the 1960s, it would be interesting to trace the history of the idea and the practicalities or impracticalities. A contrast could be made with the "Back to Africa" movement or the "right of return" in the Middle East and similar ideas of voluntary return "home".
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28Onision, a YouTube atheist known for angry rants against those who disagree with his views, and calls himself a feminist, in an attempt to hide and excuse his true misogynistic behavior.
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18Erin Elizabeth has gained notoriety on Facebook for promoting food woo, anti vaccine nonsense and other miscellaneous quackery, so a page here is now a must-have.
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11Howard Stern, the shock jock known for banter about sexuality, bashing and starting feuds with celebrities of all kind, and using big tragic events for his brand of comedy and/or moralizing.
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23Islamic Jihad is an Islamist group in the Middle East known for collaboration with Hamas in Palestine.
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21Mujahideen is a term in Islam which means holy warrior, and often used by extremists.
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17Fitna is a term which generally referred to anything that is a distraction in Islam, but is now mostly used as a snarl word by Muslim fundies to describe women's actions if they aren't dressed "properly" or are even in the public eye.
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13Jay Sekulow runs the right wing American Center for Law and Justice. Through his daily radio show, internet video, and web site, he panders to evangelical conservatives, bashes the left, files lawsuits, and gathers petitions promoting various right wing causes. The ACLJ, formed by Pat Robertson, has come under criticism for filling the coffers of Jay Sekulow and his family with tens of millions of dollars since the 1980s. (Currently a stub at the ACLJ article).
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15TruNews[82] is a right wing blog and companion radio show run by paranoid conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles. They appear to have gained some traction recently among fellow conspiracists, and they now broadcast their odd combination of evangelical Christian fare, extreme right wing talk, and conspiracy theories from shortwave station WRMI in Florida and a number of domestic U.S. radio stations. (Currently a redirect to Rick Wiles.)
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30STEMlord is a term used by some people about those too holier than thou about science.
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14 Bill Warner is an anti-Islam speaker known for his YouTube channel "Political Islam".
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17 Asra Nomani is a feminist Muslim who gained controversy over her opinions about Islam. She originlly was known for championing the cause of desegregation in mosques by gender, but later started voicing more controversial statements. One of her biggest points currently (and probably the only one she focuses on) is about the Muslim headscarf. She has even gone so far as to equate it with terror, which led to even others who criticize the headscarf to distance themselves from her views on this (claiming that she has become paranoid on the topic). Other questionable views include her loudly supporting Ben Carson, being one of the most vocal voices against the "Park 51", supporting profiling of Muslims, and claiming that a common Islamic expression is symbolic with extremist ideology.
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13 Ana Kasparian is Cenk Uygur's reporting partner for TheYoungTurks.
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23 Yitzhak Rabin was Israel's beloved Prime Minister who was murdered by some fundamentalist Jew because he intended to make peace.
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16 Mondoweiss has been popping up in WIGO a lot recently - who are they, what do they do and who reliable are they as a source
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22The World According to Monsanto, yet another anti-GMO propaganda film.
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28Perhaps an article on Treason, including the history of the charge, and its abundant presence in Pseudolaw, especially in the United States, where some believe that Treason is anything the government does that they don't like.
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16Monica Lewinsky. This article would focus on her as a person, her veering between shunning publicity and embracing it since the scandal, and her claims about being the patient zero for cyberbullying. Also would address claims that feminists berated her at the Tiny Noses' urging.
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10Healy-Rae family or perhaps Danny Healy-Rae, scary Irish political family who hide behind "the veneer of a friendly/simple country yokel" but are a lot worse than one may think. Jackie left Fianna Fáil and made a huge furore about how uprincipled they were (despite only quitting for political reasons), then proceeded to support them anyway. Michael was absent for over two thirds of Dáil debates but claimed expenses on all of them anyway, and decided that excluding the number 13 would 'save the Irish car industry', and is current head of Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs, and wrst of all is Danny, who decided that climate change was controlled by 'God alone' and puny humans can do nothing to stop it (This isn't something I implied, HE EXPLICITLY STATED THIS IN DÁIL EIREANN). Worse still, they are currently best mates with Fine Gael (yep) and could be damaging if they get anywhere near the cabinet. And yet the people of Kerry love them. Michael got the most votes out of anyone in the 2016 general election surpassing 20,000 ON A SPLIT STRATEGY (the next guy was Stephen Donnelly in Wicklow, who is JOINT LEADER OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS) and Danny got in on the second count, pushing out a MINISTER and experts said there were enough for 3 Healy-Raes. While they say they will bring it up to "dose smart alecks up in Dublin" they have a very sinister, unstoppable agenda.
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28"YADA" is a youtuber and crank. He is also a member of the Hotep Movement.
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52"Can We Take a Joke?" is an upcoming documentary by Reason contributor Ted Balacker. It looks like it's going to be the latest round of aging comedians complaining about political correctness being "censorship." Made in partnership with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
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19J. Warner Wallace is an American homicide detective and Christian apologist. He has authored several books, including Cold-Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene, in which he applies principles of cold case homicide investigation to apologetic concerns such as the existence of God and the reliability of the Gospels.
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24Reason Rally. Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear exists, and this has happened twice. The nonsense around the second one should be interesting.
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28Klaus Barbie was a Nazi officer (in)famous for his methods of torturing French resistance fighters. Instead of being tried for war crimes, he was hired by the CIA to track down German commies - and possibly to capture Che Guevara.
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12Bill Still is a dubious broadcaster that desperately needs to be Rationalwikized. He is in the debunked conspiracy film Thrive. He has done a show about how Donald Trump is "God's Trumpet".
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21 Good schools a dog whistle term for white people to explain why they move away from "those people" once they start a family. Ripe for analysis of the (mis)use of the term and if the inherent claim actually holds water
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25Apparently ecosexuality is a thing. Looks New Agey to me.
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14Massie Munroe, senatorial candidate from California vows to end "remote Voice to Skull technologies and Mind Control" for Targeted individuals.
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41Brexit the Movie A pro-leave film made by the same guy who made the Great Global Warming Swindle. I don't think I know enough to respond to all of it but I'm pretty sure the bit about fishing is bullshit given that most of the decline in British fishing occurred before the Common Fisheries Policy was introduced thanks to its own overfishing.
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41A Matter of Faith is a Christian film, which follows a Christian student and her father who are challenged by a biology professor who teaches the theory of evolution. Of course, the film goes out of it's way to create the usual illogical arguments that creationists make in an attempt to get their point across.
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33Bruce BartlettWikipedia's W.svg is a conservative historian who studies supply side economics. He helped both Reagan's and Bush Sr.'s form their fiscal policies. He has criticized the FairTax plan and Bush Jr.'s fiscal policies; he has also defended Keynesianism and Paul Krugman and recommended that Obama should implent New Deal-style programs. HE has since left the Republican party.
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29Bernard Nathanson - was an abortion provider and pro-choice advocate, now a pro-life nutter.
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34Awake Dating [83] is a dating site created to facilitate romantic connections between conspiracy theorists.
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40Im quite surprised that we have several articles regarding conservative radio show hosts,but we dont have one regarding Mark Levin. Mark, in addition to hosting a radio show, has published multiple books and has even done a podcast.
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56German ethnic cleansing (working title; should be changed) is a claim that many white supremacists and Neo-nazis use as a red herring when discussing the Holocaust. Examples include the German POWs killed in Utah during the Midnight MassacreWikipedia's W.svg, in DachauWikipedia's W.svg after its liberation, those who died during RheinwiesenlagerWikipedia's W.svg, and those who died laboring for the SovietsWikipedia's W.svg. They may also mention the treatment of German prisoners of war in the United StatesWikipedia's W.svg or the flight and expulsionWikipedia's W.svg of Germans across Europe during and after WWII. A book called Other LossesWikipedia's W.svg, by Canadian novelist, James BacqueWikipedia's W.svg, purports that millions of Germans were purposely killed by the Allies after the war but it was heavily criticized for misrepresenting and misreporting facts; his book Crimes and Mercies, also about the treatment of the Germans wafter WWII, was better received. The forced assimilation of German AmericansWikipedia's W.svg during WWI may also be relevant to this topic.
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38Annie Lacroix-Riz, French literature professor, is an unreconstructed Stalinist, arguing no famine happened in Ukraine on 1933, that an Vatican-Berlin-Warsaw axis worked to fight against Communism in the 1930s and that France has been stabbed in the back by the Synarchie - business and industry bigwigs - on 1940.
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43The Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries (Students Against a Democratic Society) is a pseudonym taken by neoreactionary Karl F. Boetel and published several articles on the website Radish, including apologism against democracy (see here) and for slavery (see here), lynching (see here) and the Congo Free State (see here). Also came up with the Dark Enlightenment Magic: The Gathering cards.
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47Calvary Chapel is an evangelical association of Christian churches, which grew out Chuck Smith's Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Southern California in 1965. There are over 1,000 churches in the United States alone and have affiliations with half a dozen colleges campuses. While they try to promote themselves as a friendly organization they have conservative leanings when it comes to Biblical teachings, which tends to piss off most non-Christians and most moderate to liberal Christians
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52Americans for Common Cents, otherwise known as the penny lobby. They are one of the groups pushing the keep the U.S. penny in circulation, despite the fact it costs more to make a penny than what the coin is actually worth, or the fact that the coin has become essentially obsolete in this day and age. They claim we need to keep it for such reasons as charity drives and the "fact" that millions of Americans want to keep it, and totally not because the group is backed by the industrial company Jarden Zinc Products, which produces the blank zinc disks from which pennies are made. For more info: (https://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/07/02/14959/saving-penny-makes-cents-zinc-backed-front-group)
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60The Muslim Student' Association is a decently sized religious organization operating on college campuses. While they try to promote themselves as a friendly organization they have ultraconservative leanings on the Quran and support political Islamism, to the point where they don't even allow moderate Muslims to join them on some campuses because they don't consider them real Muslims. Unfortunately it can be difficult to separate the genuine extremeness of the MSA from the more conspiritorial ramblings of Islamophobic crazies who use them as a favorite boogeyman (though this time they're not completely wrong that the MSA likes to use social justice organizations for cover).
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53Dial-the-Truth Ministries is fundamentalist Christian website founded by Dr. Terry Watkins. They are King James Only-advocates, and they believe that rock music (including Christian rock) is evil. The ministry also believes that Hell is a physical place located in the core of the Earth, that Santa Claus is a form of Satan, and has additionally written on the theory of a link between the number '11' and the September 11 terrorist attacks, alleging that, "This could be the "beginning of the end" of America the great."
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49John Kennedy Toole satirised neoreactionary politics in A Confederacy of Dunces and religion in The Neon Bible.
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60 GhostPolitics, True Capitalist Radio, or True Conservative Radio, whatever you want to call it: Yet another right-wing kook with a microphone on the internet. Transphobic (refers to his trans callers as "transtesticles"), homophobic ("You're fruitin' up my broadcast! The whole place smells like butt-crack!"), racist ("I'M A MELTING POT OF FRIENDSHIP!! I'M A NICE GUYYY!!!1!"), brony-hatin', sexist ("Your mother is out at Applebees' lookin' for the high hard one from some ethnic minority, huh?"), conspiracy-theorizin' (the usual "Moon Landing in Nevada" tripe, for starters), hyper-capitalist, fat-shamin' ("You're a fat greasy-ass smelly HAAAAAAMBOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!"), Islamophobic (spouts out the usual Eurabia fearmongering and says that Muslim women have to wear "beekeeper suits"), and all-around asshole with a humongous ego ("I'm listened to by TENS OF THOUSANDS of capitalists THROUGHOUT THE WUUURLD!!1!") and attempts to be a Goat ("MAAAAAH MAAAAAH MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH"). Has gained a cult following among trolls due to how easily angered he is. Some of his fans could also use a RWing. Sandbox start page here.
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66Microcredit is the extension of very small loans (microloans) to impoverished borrowers who typically lack collateral, steady employment and a verifiable credit history. It is designed not only to support entrepreneurship and alleviate poverty, but also in many cases to empower women and uplift entire communities by extension. Critics argue, however, that microcredit has not had a positive impact on gender relationships, does not alleviate poverty, has led many borrowers into a debt trap and constitutes a "privatization of welfare". The first randomized evaluation of microcredit, conducted by Esther Duflo and others, showed mixed results: there was no effect on household expenditure, gender equity, education or health, but the number of new businesses increased by one third compared to a control group.
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58Nim Chimpsky or Project Nim or chimp sign language: another topic with grand claims but also allegations of bad science or scientific fraud. The film Project NimWikipedia's W.svg covers a famous experiment with teaching sign language to a chimpanzee Nim ChimpskyWikipedia's W.svg. Separating fact from fiction would be good.
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81handwashing and drying: there is a lot of scientifically-illiterate nonsense about this everyday activity that has enormous importance in public health. One issue is antibacterial soap which research shows is pointless in general use[84][85]; there's also a heated debate about how to dry your hands.[86] And, is washing your hands after you go to the bathroom necessary, if washing your privates prior to oral sex isn't?[87]
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52RationalWiki:Monthly RW/Archive, RationalWiki:Monthly RW being long dead, but we should keep the history, dontcha think?
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48Jeremy Hunt for pissing off all the Junior Doctors.
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49Lysander SpoonerWikipedia's W.svg, who was an anarchist, abolitionist, early competitor with the US Post Office and, apparently, pro-pedophile. Supposedly a major influence on Murray Rothbard.
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51Preachers of L.A. is an American reality television series that premiered October 9, 2013, on Oxygen. Preachers of L.A. chronicles the lives of three bishops and three pastors from their work within the church to their personal lives at home. The preachers are adherents of prosperity theology. Here's a video of CultOfDusty pointing out their hypocrisy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwLFLbRNu0&nohtml5=False
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51Bob Whitaker/Robert Whitaker, former Reagan staffer, running an openly racist campaign for 2016 US president on the American Freedom Party ticket.[88] Inventor of the "anti-racist is a code word for anti-white" crap.
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82FCKH8 Gay rights group accused of being biphobic, transphobic and misogynistic.
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56Earthquake lights. A somewhat-mysterious phenomenon linked with earthquakes and reportedly sometimes confused for UFOs (see also ball lightning). Wikipedia is vague.
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93The Panama Papers or Panama Leak. I think the biggest leak in the history of Journalism concerning 143 politicians including 12 world leaders, 2.6 terabytes of information, summary of information released and reactions, links to the leak itself is anyone can be bothered to read it. This is fairly basic jumping off point [89] and here is the leak's website [90]
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61Obergefell v. Hodges is currently just a redirect to Same-sex marriage i think we should give it the same treatment as Roe v. Wade and Kitzmiller v. Dover
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52SaveOurSteel Basically the uk steel industry is being discussed to be closed down by the Tories after dismantling half the welfare state, leading to the loss of hundreds if not thousands of jobs, pissing of the people with those jobs, and creating a massive controversy. Summary of events, for and against. Really needed
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61Fetal homicideWikipedia's W.svg laws have been passed in numerous US states and countries in order to punish women who have abortion, whether medically or self induced, or have had miscarriages. There have also been attempts to punish "fetal harm" which involves any "injury" done unto the fetus and has punished women for fetal deformities.
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56The Spectator, a British magazine with columnists who are trying to, if anything, claim territory to the right of the Daily Mail. Churns out a massive amount of global warming denialism.
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60Mexican-American War, important in both American and Mexican history. Ties into contemporary anti-Mexican sentiment in the US, but was also at the time a turning point in debates about the US's role in the world and the US becoming increasingly imperialist, and vociferously opposed by many, e.g. Henry David Thoreau who wrote his groundbreaking Civil Disobedience in response. Wikipedia.
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60Michael RuppertWikipedia's W.svg was probably the most notable conspiracy theorist in recent times. He originally accused the LAPD and CIA of drug trafficking, compiled an 'evidence' list accusing the US government of being complicit in 9/11, and feared peak oil and Fukushima. He starred in a critically acclaimed movie, CollapseWikipedia's W.svg, which criticized humanity's response to global warming and delved into goldbuggery.
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50An article on White Oppression cause it turns out that Republican white people especially think their whiteness is being oppressed.
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53The Voltaire NetworkWikipedia's W.svg is a French NGO that supports securalism and studies far right movements; they have been heavily critical of the US's foreign policy, but they have supported Hezbollah.
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60CounterPunchWikipedia's W.svg is a American leftist (socialist) magazine dedicated to muckraking and has been consistently antiwar. They cover environmental and labor issues. They have occasionally endorsed anticapitalist conspiracies and have hosted underhanded anti-semitic articles.
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52Antiwar.comWikipedia's W.svg is a libertarian, anti-war website that was created to oppose the Bosnian intervention. It has hosted contributions from Glenn Greenwald to Ron Paul.
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46Standpoint theoryWikipedia's W.svg is a postmodern method for analyzing how authority is rooted in individuals' knowledge. It is decried by the right wing as being used by the left and spooks as a form of thoughtcrime.
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54Critical race theoryWikipedia's W.svg is a critical examination of society and culture, to the intersection of race, law, and power. It is a noted boogey theory on the right and is decried as a reverse racist theory.
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56HIV discriminationWikipedia's W.svg exists in many countries were those who are infected become social outcasts and may be imprisoned for their behavior.
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53John LewisWikipedia's W.svg was a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating CommitteeWikipedia's W.svg and a prominent civil rights leader who later became a politician; he was a critic of the Tiny Nose's welfare reform.
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68Waiting for "Superman"Wikipedia's W.svg was a neoliberal propaganda documentary that criticized American public schools and American teacher unions. It endorsed charter schools as the miracle solution, but cherry picked inaccurate data. The movie was criticized by the the Grassroots Education Movement made a documentary critical of it called The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for SupermanWikipedia's W.svg which is named after the director's, Davis GuggenheimWikipedia's W.svg, previously famous documentary An Inconvenient Truth
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48Peter James Knight, the perpretrator of the only instance of murder by an anti-abortion activist in Australian history.[91][92] His motivation involved opposition to oath-making and a refusal to pay tax, as well as living off the grid and pursuing his own unique interpretation of Christianity, which appears relevant to recent American fringe wingnuttery. Info about his ideas and actions would be interesting, and the Wikipedia page on him is kind of shit.
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47Keith Lowell Jensen, atheist comedian.
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95The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization that is committed to exonerating wrongly convicted people through the use of DNA testing and to reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. To date, the work of the Innocence Project has led to the freeing of 337 wrongfully convicted people, including 20 who spent time on death row.
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54Anti-gravity or anti-gravity machine: there's a short section in science woo and gravity is relevant. But a lot more to say, including Podkletnov's spinning disk[93], various things involving gyroscopes, manipulating a hypothetical fifth force, historical devices, etc. See the Wikipedia article on Anti-gravity.
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46False flag claims about the Brussels airport bombing. EG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDumwfs_80
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60The American ConservativeWikipedia's W.svg definitely deserves an article for being one of the only paleoconservative outlets left in the US.They have also been against the growth of the surveillance state and big business corruption.
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49Lord of the World I think I found the source of every NWO conspiracy theory. It depicts a totalitarian one world state based around Marxism run by Freemasons lead by the Antichrist who oppress hard working Roman Catholic priests.It was written 1907 and has been praised by both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. I think we pretty much have to talk about itas conspiracy theories (most likely) based off of it and its believers have taken up a lot of our time Edit: Wording in stuff. Can't think straight right now
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45Percy Shelley: atheist, socialist, libertine, celebrity, mediocre poet, hero to the left. Must be some jokes in there somewhere.
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43Salt Lake City, headquarters of Mormonism. Surely someone could provide a useful travel guide? (Utah is quite brief too.)
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45Origen one of the most famous figures in the early Christian church, most famous for cutting his dick off based on a perhaps over-literal reading of Matthew 19:12. Wikipedia.
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70John McAfeeWikipedia's W.svg is the founder of McAfee, Inc. (now Intel Security) and potential 2016 Libertarian Party candidate. He has come out against the TSA and government surveillance, but he may not know what he is talking about when it comes to modern encryption. He also appears to be seems prone to pop-psychology.
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70Stalinism A political philosophy espoused by Joseph Stalin, basically one of the original totalitarian ideologies of the 20th century, along with Italian Fascism and Nazism. Currently just a redirect to Joseph Stalin
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59Lourdes, a popular pilgrimage site associated with miraculous cures. Also the subject of a thoughtful fiction film of the same name directed by Jessica Hausner.
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65Outreach Judaism is a Jewish counter-missionary organization founded by Rabbi Tovia Singer. It is described as "an international organization that responds directly to the issues raised by missionaries and cults, by exploring Judaism in contradistinction to fundamentalist Christianity." It's a great website for those looking for arguments against the fundamentals of Christianity such as Jesus being the messiah.
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29 A list of fiction that everyone should read/watch/listen/play
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73"Personal responsibility", another platitudinous piece of sophistry, extolled with such religious zeal by conservatives and libertarians that it's practically become an incantation (e.g. "freedom", "free market", "small government", "hard work", etc.).
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64Ex Machina (stylized as ex_machina) is a 2015 British science fiction psychological thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland in his directing debut. We can do an article discussing the themes of artificial intelligence, roboethics, and gender politics.
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42Kurt Schusnigg Leader of Austria until Anschluss.
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45Engelbert Dollfuss Leader of Austria before Anschluss. Founder of Austrofascism.
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47Philipe Pétain Leader of Vichy France during WW2
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52Jozef Tiso Josef Tiso was in charge Slovakian puppet regime during ww2 from 1939 to 1945. Was tried and executed after the war.
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86The Simpsons For supposedly predicting everything from 9/11 to Trump's presidential run.
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60Ionnis Metaxas Fascist ruler of Greece from 1936-1941. Lost to Mussolini in the Greco-Italian War.
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69Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC. The Stoics taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, and the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will (called prohairesis) that is in accord with nature.
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65The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.
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62Communitarianism It's fiscally liberal (social security, universal healthcare) while being socially conservative (ban abortion, traditional values).
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43Kenneth Anger: An important figure in American Satanism and esoteric religion. Also an influential filmmaker and muckraking author but it's his religious beliefs and their manifestation in films like Lucifer Rising that are most relevant to this site.
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60Chrismukkah is a pop-culture portmanteau neologism referring to the merging of the holidays of Christianity's Christmas and Judaism's Hanukkah. The term was popularized by the TV drama The O.C., wherein character Seth Cohen creates the holiday to signify his upbringing in an interfaith household with a Jewish father and Protestant mother.
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73 Prager U or whatever these guys are called - they are rather consistently wrong about almost everything...
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69Wehraboos WTF we don't have an article on this already?! Wehraboos is a slang term for fans of Nazi Germany, especially their military. While not being Nazis themselves (though some are), they are essentially Nazi Apologists, and propagate myths about German military superiority. They range from some guy on Reddit to the History Channel itself.
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80Interstellar is a 2014 science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine. Caltech theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, whose work inspired the film, was an executive producer and acted as scientific consultant. While the film did well with both critics and moviegoers, the film received mixed reception by members of the scientific community for its scientific accuracy.
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71Deus ExWikipedia's W.svg, a series of video games rife with real world conspiracy theories.
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67The Boycott, Divestment and SanctionsWikipedia's W.svg movement is an attempt to remove foreign aid and foreign business and academic ties with Israel in order to help create an independent Palestine. They compare themselves to the anti-Apartheid movement and suggest Israel to be similar to Apartheid South Africa. Many opponents have called it a form of hate speech as they believe it to be an antisemitic movement. Even some critics of Israel like Jimmy Carter disagree with the means this movement employs.
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61Robert Chambers propounded evolutionary ideas in the mid 19th century, most famously in Vestiges of the Natural History of CreationWikipedia's W.svg which was hugely popular (Prince Albert read it to Queen Victoria) and controversial, with a strong Christian counter-attack. It doesn't seem to have been hugely accurate, claiming there was evolution in rocks and other inanimate things, and it didn't propose a mechanism for evolution even in animals. But very historically important; allegedly it outsold Origin of Species throughout the 19th century.
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43Samir Chachoua, another alternative to medicine practitioner, but this one actually has some experience in actual medicine. Notably ripped off a small african country and "treated" Charlie Sheen's HIV. Now in Mexico.
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65Óscar Romero was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador, who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations and torture. In 1980, Romero was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence.
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54 Moonshine is illicitly distilled or smuggled liquor.
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88Adolf Eichmann was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. Eichmann was charged by SS-Obergruppenführer (general/lieutenant general) Reinhard Heydrich with facilitating and managing the logistics of mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe during World War II. In 1960, he was captured in Argentina by Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. Following a widely publicized trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962.
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88Dead Sea Scrolls: important as evidence for or against the New Testament account and traditional theories of Biblical authorship. But also subject of a zillion myths, strange claims, and erroneous interpretations, which should be documented and refuted.
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72Solar RoadwaysWikipedia's W.svg is a crowdfunded, startup company which is trying to replace all asphalt pavements with solar panels which will power embedded LEDs that will melt snow and light up roads. This idea is entirely, scientifically flawed and unfeasible; Thunderf00t does a good job explaining why this idea isn't even efficient.[94][95]
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66Powdered alcoholWikipedia's W.svg or Palcohol is the newest moral panic drug that has been banned in several states and was subject to a moral panic after the FDA determined the non-alcoholic ingredients were safe for consumption. It is mostly an ineffective way to get drunk, but that hasn't stop people from believing it will get you drunk instantly or that it can be used to smuggle alcohol into public places. [96] (Another Thunderf00t video)
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86The Great Dictator is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and Nazi Germany.
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75Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a mental disability, such as an autism spectrum disorder, demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal.
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71The Passing of the Great Race is a 1916 book by the American eugenicist, lawyer, and amateur anthropologist Madison Grant. The book became an immediate best seller, with new editions in 1918, 1920 and 1921, multiple printings and translations in German, French and Norwegian. It became hugely influential among leading academics, politicians and scientists. Grant expounds a theory of Nordic superiority and argues for a strong eugenics program. Grant's proposal to create a strong eugenics program for the "Nordic" population to survive was repudiated by Americans in the 1930s and Europeans after 1945. It is considered one of the main works in the 20th century tradition of scientific racism and has been described as "The Manifesto of Scientific Racism".
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61The Ahnenerbe was an institute in Nazi Germany purposed to research the archaeological and cultural history of the Aryan race. Founded on July 1, 1935, by Heinrich Himmler, Herman Wirth, and Richard Walther Darré, the Ahnenerbe conducted pseudo-scientific experiments and launched pseudo-archaeological expeditions in an attempt to prove that mythological Nordic populations had once ruled the world as a way to promote political propaganda. Originally, the official mission of the Ahnenerbe was to find new evidence of the racial heritage of the Germanic people; however, due to Himmler's obsession with occultism it quickly became his own occult tool.
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66James Clerk Maxwell, one of the top 5 greatest physicists ever, but also a devout Christian (albeit one who shopped about between denominations) who proposed an unusual version of intelligent design; his views on evolution are also argued about between pros and antis.
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63Dan Barker is an American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984. Barker, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
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66 Night of Shattered Glass The Nazi purge & riot of Jewish ghettos
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65 Night of Long Knives The Nazi purge of political dissidents as well as people who helped Hitler rise to power.
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62 Blackshirts Fascist militants who were instrumental to Mussolini's rise to power.
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57 SA Nazi militants who were instrumental to Hitler's rise to power - Later pushed to the side because the Wehrmacht didn't like them and because of fears they'd take the "socialist" in "national-socialist" seriously
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50 Thule Society Early 1920s German occultic society that would later inspire the Nazis.
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50 Nazi Occultism The occult beliefs that the nazis had, especially when it came to Atlantis, Thule, magic, neo-paganism, etc.
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51Heinrich Himmler Reichfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler was the leader of the SS, one of the main perpetrators of the Holocaust, as well as a nutty Neo-pagan who financed several archaeological trips which helped inspire the Indiana Jones movies.
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61Aluminum's connection (or lack of) to Alzheimer's and other maladies.
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73Gravitational waves 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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44Human resources, a department of a business in charge of hiring, firing, mediating employee disputes and so on. A minority of conservatives, racists, MRAs, etc. rail against them because, I dunno, because they "enforce diversity quotas and only exist to create jobs for people with useless liberal arts degrees", or something. One suspects that the real reason why so many of them hate them so much is because many of them have themselves been reprimanded by human resources departments for exhibiting racist or sexist attitudes at work that prompted complaints from co-workers...
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40Davos and the associated World Economic ForumWikipedia's W.svg are involved in various New World Order-type conspiracy theories.
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68 Founding Fathers on Islam - we should discuss what the rather heterogeneous group that declared independence from Britain, fought the war and wrote the Constitution had to say about Islam. Given that they are often cited by both sides to make some kind of point.
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63Gavin Menzies or his book 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, which sounds like an entertaining work of pseudohistory about how the Chinese discovered North America before Columbus. Later books sound even madder: Wikipedia. (There is now an article about the 1421 theory.)
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62 Volkstaat - an Afrikaner political project in South Africa to basically start over with Apartheid on a smaller territory but without any black people in it WikipediaWikipedia's W.svg has an article on it. Thankfully it has stayed a fringe movement even within white South Africans...
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74Eyewitness identification and the accuracy thereof, especially in law enforcement (e.g. identity parades, picking out mugshots), is an interesting topic that has been widely studied. The failure of people to correctly identify suspects seems to go against common sense, and has relevance to other epistemological questions, as well as to wider issues in the criminal justice system.
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66Return of Kings Currently a section in Roosh V. Needs expansion, if not a separate article, due to the meeting to disscuss pro-rape tactics that was cancelled due to "safety concerns," proving that these people don't understand irony.
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52Anne Graham Lotz is the deranged daughter of Billy Graham and what Ann Coulter is going to look like in ten to twenty years. Check out her links at Right Wing Watch to get an idea of what were dealing with here.
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46350.org [97]: "Climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries. Email is how 350 connects — Join in and get started"
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56 A grand coalition is a government form in parliamentary systems that usually combines the two biggest parties (often one socialist/social democratic/liberal and one christian democratic/conservative) in an often temporary "unholy alliance". It is usually seen as a stopgap and perceived very negatively by all involved, but countries like Austria have ended up with the Grand Coalition as the "standard" government on the federal level. A RW article on the phenomenon should explore reasons that lead to grand coalitions and whether the purported negative consequences actually exist.
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59Disposition MatrixWikipedia's W.svg is Obama's administration's official kill/capture list used for drone killings, rendition, and surveillance of suspected terrorists. The criteria for someone to end up on this list is classified and the CIA and Obama administration have refused to comment on it; this list has been said to most likely exist indefinitely. John Brennan has heavily shaped how this list works. The WaPo originally revealed this story and everyone from the ACLU to Rand Paul has condemned it. This should be chalk full of civil liberties violations and have many conspiracy theories surrounding it.
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64Frozen ConflictWikipedia's W.svg are unresolved wars that end up in perpetual ceasefires. The first example came out of the Korean War, but has since been used by authoritarian governments as a tactic to take over land that has a large ethnic group that makes up their country. Some examples include Northern Cyprus (annexed by Turkey), Transistria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, the Donbass, and Crimea (annexed by Russia), and Nagrano-Karabakh (claimed by Armenia, but owned by Azerbaijan)
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56Apparently we don't have an article on Rosa Parks? There should be one if only to account for all the idiots whining that they're being just like her by breaking the law to promote their bigotry and stupidity. Would that be called the "Parks Gambit", similar to the Galileo Gambit?
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64Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. We can explain the book's history and thesis and probably do a side by side refutation of his arguments.
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48New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne.
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64Sons of Iraq, a security contractor friggen death squad in Iraq. The "troop surge"? Those guys. Basically, Sunni militants made up of various groups including former Saddam soldiers who had been funded by Syria and Iran (yes those were Shia but they hated the US more), but cheaply, so the US hired them for 3-4 times the pay. Then used them to pacify murder the fraggle out of all the Shia militias that were ALSO being funded by Iran and Syria. And it worked. Until the US left and the mercenaries stopped getting paid, the Prime Minister sacked his Sunni President, and made every inclination that he'd begin oppressing the Sunnis. Where are they now? Well, most got integrated into the Iraqi forces or did other stuff, but a few of them ended up in another group you might have heard of...
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51 Someone in the archives proposed we do an article on the phenomenon of the emergency manager as seen in Flint and other places in Michigan and throughout these United States of America. Given the fact that it has recently become a lot more pressing to debate this issue, we should definitely cover it
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61 Bioscience Resource Project - according to their page on WP (which has been subject to at least one edit war) they do some agenda pushing related to genetics and GMOs. As some IP editor recently inserted them into our article on genetically modified food they seem to be something we should cover
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72Dogfighting, Cockfighting, Bullfighting, and maybe even Fox hunting all involve vast amounts of animal cruelty, and with various batshit arguments in favor (or against) them.
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93The O. J. Simpson murder case (officially the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson) was a criminal trial held at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California. The former professional football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder after the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman, in June 1994. We can write an article discussing the case not just as a cultural phenomenon but also discuss the overwhelming amount of logical fallacies (emotional appeal, Chewbacca defense, prosecutor's fallacy), dishonesty tactics and evidence gathering mistakes that took place during the trial and/or behind the scenes, which all had great impact on law in America. We can also discuss the impact on race relations that took place at the time. Simpson, being an African American, had a strong appeal toward the black community because of his seemingly squeaky clean image, charismatic personality and his rags to riches story with the majority of them believing he was innocent and being persecuted for his race. Because of this, there was a height of fear in Los Angeles of another race riot worse than the 1992 Los Angeles riots if he was prosecuted. Best books to use as research for the article would be Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Vincent Bugliosi's Outrage: The Five Reasons O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder.
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69 Concussions in Sport, or more specifically Concussions in American Football a long tragic story of denial and lawsuits, now a major motion picture. Debunking those that say "ah getting hit on the head can't be that bad" should be a major component of the article.
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85 The whole tough on crime disaster, including three strikes laws could get the RW treatment. Do harsh sentences work? Do they have racial or class components? Who came up with this ideology in the first place? How do we end the epidemic of incarceration?
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89 Flint water crisis a city that is mostly poor black folks gets literally toxic water on the orders of an "emergency manager" who nobody voted for.
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49Simon Magus is a famous magician from Christian tradition. He could change himself into a goat! As well as become invisible, jump off tall buildings, and antagonise pretty much everybody.
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67The Confederate ConstitutionWikipedia's W.svg has many supporters who range from southern sympathizers to libertarians who see it as the true small government America ought to be and saw Lincoln as the ultimate tyrant. Ironically it would have limited states rights and didn't remove the government's ability to quash rebellion.
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49Robert KiviatWikipedia's W.svg director of such hits as "Alien Autopsy" and "Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed", the latter of which is available on Netflix. Also not just alien "documentaries", with "I Shot JFK: The Shocking Truth" and ironically "World's Greatest Hoaxes: Secrets Finally Revealed".
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42Rick Simpson, who believes that hemp oil cures cancer and every other ill.[98] "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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71Oddly enough despite having articles on the rest of the manosphere we don't have an article on Red Pillers, an even more extreme and militant form of misogyny pushed on the internet. It's also arguably the most dangerous form of internet misogyny in the real world considering a good chunk of red pillers are rape apologists, pedophilia apologists, and a few mass shooters have been encouraged by their rhetoric.They're so bad even some MRA's dislike them.
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91Do we have an article on the tendency of cranks and their followers to dishonestly cite a letter to the editor in a peer-reviewed journal as if it indicates the journal supports their crackpottery or somehow magically proves their claims? Not quite quote mining. Needs a snappy name too.
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6313 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziWikipedia's W.svg, the latest film from Michael Bay, the man who tried to outdo Titanic by turning Pearl Harbor into a poorly done love triangle and woefully inaccurate circle jerk of American exceptionalism. Currently only a small part of the larger article on the 2012 Benghazi attack.
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55Tong ren: smacking dolls with a hammer will heal you. Yeah, it's as silly as it sounds.
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60Retraction Watch, part of the immune system of science. Useful for flagging interesting terrible past science.
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42Shmuley Boteach[99][100] came into the public eye for writing about sex. Er, that may not have been the best way of phrasing that. Anyway, being pro-sex (in a strictly religious sort of way) and Jewish are the main things that distinguish him from Christian fundamentalist conservatives. Has defended thinly veiled antisemitic remarks by Ted Cruz during the 2016 Republican primary campaign
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67Chemo Kills (https://chemokills.info/) The absolute worst sort of quack website, as they don't just promote cancer woo (Paleo diet, Vitamin C megadosage, etc.), but also actively and very strongly encourage people to not get (life-saving) chemothrapy. Claims that "globally 1.5 million people a year are murdered by chemotherapy for profit.". A number that cited by Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) on http://pharmadeathclock.com/ . (Could perhaps also be covered in Chemotherapy, which is a stub).
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72Pro-smoking is a thing. Pro-smoking example: https://smokerswrites.wordpress.com In the middle-ish example: https://www.heartland.org/ideas/smokers-rights Harassment: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/jun/01/pro-smoking-activists-health-campaigners
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67 National Socialist UndergroundWikipedia's W.svg, Jena Cell, NSU or whatever we want to call it. A far right group of terrorists who went around mrudering for nearly a decade - lots of Conspiracy theories out there. Did the intelligence agencies just fail or botch stuff on purpose?
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68Infomercials and shopping channels. How can we not have an article each (or together) on these two sources of fraud, pseudoscience and general crankery?
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59Rubin "Hurricane" CarterWikipedia's W.svg, a man popularly believed to be either guilty of a triple homicide or railroaded by a racist conspiracy. Here, discussion over the case and evidence on both sides (and the fact that it's possible that he's innocent while only being convicted because it was reasonable to think that the evidence pointed to him, with no frame-up needed), the Bob Dylan song "Hurricane", and the 1999 film starring Denzel Washington (and why he should've won the Oscar then and there, and that he was robbed because of well-intentioned but misguided protests to the Oscar board). One of various possible information sources:http://graphicwitness.com/carter/index.html