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'Editing User:Worm/PoorTwitaPedia Ed's huge contribution to encyclopaedic content on Conservapedia is truly magnificent. He has created thousands of pages (approx. 2,500 as of January 2010) and while this is quite an achievement, it is somewhat mitigated by the fact that Ed is very fond of creating redirects and stubs.

Nearly 1,000 of the pages Ed has created are simple redirects, and of the remaining 1,500 pages, around 500 are less than 500 bytes, so would qualify as a stub. 250 of these pages are under 300 bytes, and barely qualify as articles - more like "Tweets"

I present, the PoorTwitaPedia:

Accomplishment (243 bytes)[edit]

  • Dick Halverson, the late chaplain of the U. S. Senate, said, "There is no limit to what you can do for God if you don't care who gets the credit." [3]

Adam and Eve (179 bytes)[edit]

Adam and Eve were created by God as the first human beings, according to Jewish, Christian and Muslim theology.

Agent handler (163 bytes)[edit]

An agent handler (or case officer) is the liaison between a country's intelligence officer and a locally recruited spy.

Airspace (263 bytes)[edit]

The airspace claimed by a country generally corresponds to the atmosphere up to 30 kilometers over its sovereign territory. By international agreement, this extends to 12 miles from the country's coastline; see territorial waters.

Aksel Winn-Nielsen (277 bytes)[edit]

Aksel Winn-Nielsen is a former director of the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization who has questioned climate alarmism.[1]



Alan Dershowitz (199 bytes)[edit]

Alan Dershowitz is a professor of law at Harvard. His most recent book is Preemption: A Knife that Cuts Both Ways (Norton, 2006).

Algore (113 bytes)[edit]

The sticky stuff that remains on your lips when you tell a lie; compare santorum.

Alicia Keys (198 bytes)[edit]

Alicia Keys is a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter who was educated at New York City's Professional Performing Arts School.

America (92 bytes)[edit]

America may refer to:

  • Americas


American liberalism (219 bytes)[edit]

American liberalism is a political ideology that dominates the Democratic Party. Its great heroes include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King.

Amide (251 bytes)[edit]

An amide is a functional group with an oxygen atom attached by double bond to a carbon atom, which itself is attached to a nitrogen atom.

See Also[edit]

  • Carboxylic acid

Amtorg (114 bytes)[edit]

Amtorg was a Soviet company or trade mission which provided cover for spies.

Archbishop Milingo (284 bytes)[edit]

Other insiders have also brought forth accusations of Satan worship in the Vatican, namely Malachi Martin, a scholar, Vatican insider, and best-selling author, who said that Milingo’s contention that there are Satanists in Rome is completely correct.

Arthur (262 bytes)[edit]

Arthur may refer to:

  • Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States of America
  • Arthur (movie) starring Dudley Moore
  • Arthur (cartoon) - kids show on PBS

Arthur (movie) (187 bytes)[edit]

Arthur is a movie starring Dudley Moore as a multimillionaire who is nearly disowned after falling in love with a middle class girl (Liza Minelli).


Arthur Fadden (132 bytes)[edit]

Arthur Fadden was prime minister of Australia in 1941.

{{Australian Prime Ministers}}

Autosomal chromosome (182 bytes)[edit]

Autosomal chromosomes are chromosomes other than those that determine an organism's sex. In humans this includes all but the "X" and "Y" chromosomes.


AVI (271 bytes)[edit]

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave, which is a file format (or "container") for audio and video information which is "interleaved". This is a fancy way of saying it's a movie with sound.

See also[edit]

  • Frames.
  • Video for Windows.

Axiom (274 bytes)[edit]

An axiom is a statement which is assumed to be true and is often used as the premise of an argument or proof. The axioms of plane geometry came from Euclid but were challenged in the late 19th century with Non-Euclidean geometry.

Azores (206 bytes)[edit]

The Azores are a Portuguese island archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean about 950 miles west of mainland Portugal and 2,400 miles east of Massachusetts.

Bad relationships (235 bytes)[edit]

Bad relationships between human beings fulfill each other's desires, but in a way that harms one or both people. For example:

  • pusher and addict


Ballotechnics (260 bytes)[edit]

{{quotation|Ballotechnics are [[substance]]s which react very energetically in response to high-pressure shock compression. --[ Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.] - }}


Ban Ki-moon (210 bytes)[edit]

Ban Ki-moon is the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization. Ban is from South Korea. Ban is a global warming doom and gloom alarmist.

Bandolero (296 bytes)[edit]

Bandolero is a movie about a murdering lot of bank robbers and kidnappers who, helped by their leader's brother (Jimmy Stewart), escape hanging in Texas and flee to Mexico.

The posse chasing them encounter gringo-hating, machete-wielding banditos.


Barry Farber (272 bytes)[edit]

"What do you expect from a country where hard-core pornography is the new freedom of expression and love of country is the new obscenity?" [1]


Baruch Goldstein (240 bytes)[edit]

Baruch Goldstein is an Israeli who shot and killed 30 Muslims as they prayed at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. [4]

Benjamin Wiker (150 bytes)[edit]

Benjamin Wiker is a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute. [5]

Billy Hughes (192 bytes)[edit]

{{merge|William Hughes}}

Billy Hughes was an Australian leader who opposed racial equality. [6]

Biology and creation (263 bytes)[edit]

Creationist biologists accept all the biology that an evolutionist accepts, but disagree on how living things came about.


Born to do something (272 bytes)[edit]

Each of us was born to do something (see predestination). Yet is not always a simple matter to discern God's will for our lives.


Brass (201 bytes)[edit]

Brass refers to an alloy of copper and zinc (see brass (metal))

or to the class of musical instruments typically made from it.

Breakdown (168 bytes)[edit]

Breakdown is a book by Bill Gertz which shows how the Clinton administration helped terrorists by refusing to act on FBI reports.

Bridge (musical instrument) (237 bytes)[edit]

The bridge of a guitar or violin is the part of the instrument which bonds the strings to the soundbox.[1]


Cambridge Five (171 bytes)[edit]

The Cambridge Five comprised Kim Philby and 4 other Britishers who spied for the USSR during and after World War II.

Camp Casey (223 bytes)[edit]

Camp Casey is a U.S. military compound in Dong Du Cheon, South Korea. It is the largest U.S. military base between Seoul and the DMZ and is within artillery range of North Korea.


Cane (244 bytes)[edit]

Cane (Arundo donax) is a kind of thick grass, like reeds. Cane from South America is a common source for clarinet reeds, as is southern France. [7]

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (260 bytes)[edit]

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are influenced mostly by natural processes. Concentrations follow temperature changes in the oceans with a time lag of around 800 years.

Further reading[edit]

Carchemish (193 bytes)[edit]

Carchemish was the ancient capital of the Hittite Empire. Its ruins, on the banks of the Euphrates, are near Jerablus in southeastern Turkey.

Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (296 bytes)[edit]

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority regulates the world's fifth largest financial center.


Centroid (265 bytes)[edit]

A centroid is the geometric center of a shape.

It coincides with the center of mass of body (or system of bodies) having uniform density or possessing much symmetry.


  • Center
  • Center of mass


Channel (119 bytes)[edit]

A channel (for communications) can be a radio or TV frequency, or an IRC channel.


Charles Simonyi (231 bytes)[edit]

Charles Simonyi was Chief Software Architect at Microsoft from 1981-1991. [1]


Charlie X (158 bytes)[edit]

Charlie X is an old[Star Trek episode about a 17-year-old boy orphaned at age 3. He tells McCoy, "I want people to like me".

Chuck Jones (232 bytes)[edit]

Chuck Jones was an animator best known for the Roadrunner cartoons.


City Journal (293 bytes)[edit]

City Journal calls itself "the nation’s premier urban-policy magazine."

It is “the Bible of the new urbanism,” as London’s Daily Telegraph puts it.[1]


CJK (183 bytes)[edit]

CJK characters consist of Kanji used in the Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Special Unicode fonts support them.

:Category:China Category:Japan

Climate research (220 bytes)[edit]

One estimate puts the U.S. contribution to climate research today at $10 billion per year and climbing. -[8]

Colin Kahl (284 bytes)[edit]

Colin Kahl, a defense analyst at Georgetown University, is coordinator of the Obama campaign's working group on Iraq policy. [9]

:Category: Political Analysts

Color (104 bytes)[edit]


  • Color perception
  • Chromatics - the science of color



Coming Out Straight (136 bytes)[edit]

Coming Out Straight is a book by Richard Cohen which explains reparative therapy in layman's terms.

Computer programmer (132 bytes)[edit]

A computer programmer writes computer programs (i.e., computer software).

:Category:computers :Category:software

Contempt (196 bytes)[edit]

Typically, words used to express contempt towards people, compare them to animals or evoke bathroom images.

  • You pig! → sloppy or greedy

Correction (143 bytes)[edit]

A correction is issued by a public figure when he makes an error in speaking or is quoted out of context.

Cosmic rays and cloud cover (263 bytes)[edit]

{{merge|cloud cover}}

[[Image:Image050 cosmic clouds.jpg|right|thumb|Correlation between [[cosmic rays]] and [[cloud cover]]]]

Cosmic rays and cloud cover are so closely correlated as to suggest a cause and effect relationship.


Crack (277 bytes)[edit]

"Crack is a smokeable and highly addictive cocaine concentrate, created by cooking powder cocaine until it hardens into pellets ..." [1]


Creationism's Trojan Horse (219 bytes)[edit]

Creationism's Trojan Horse is a book opposing intelligent design. It is based on the Darwinists' false premise that intelligent design is nothing more than "creationism in disguise."


Customs (174 bytes)[edit]

The customs department of a government has the mission of detecting and preventing the illegal entry of persons and goods into the country.

Daisy Duke (241 bytes)[edit]

Daisy Duke is a character on "The Dukes of Hazzard". On the TV series she was portrayed by actress Catherine Bach. In the 2005 film she was portrayed by Jessica Simpson.

Daniel Boorstin (251 bytes)[edit]

Daniel Boorstin headed the Library of Congress and wrote several scholarly but accessible books.

  • The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
  • The Creators
  • The Discoverers

Daphne (152 bytes)[edit]

Daphne was a chaste nymph in Greek Mythology, who was turned into a tree by Apollo when she refused his advances.

Darwin and Nietzsche (277 bytes)[edit]

Darwinism is responsible for a lot more destruction than the eugenic fantasies of the Third Reich. He can also claim substantial patrimony for the rantings of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche ... [10]


Dashiell Hammett (175 bytes)[edit]

Dashiell Hammett was the author of detective stories such as The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man.


David Gelernter (251 bytes)[edit]

David Gelernter is a conservative writer and a Yale college professor.


David Murrow (277 bytes)[edit]

David Murrow, media producer and Christian author, worked on Sarah Palin's campaign.


Dead white males (275 bytes)[edit]

Dead white males are figures considered significant in Western civilization but despised in modern times by those who are ideologically opposed to their contributions.

See Also[edit]

  • Liberal ideology

Debate:Are we saved by faith or works? (165 bytes)[edit]


We are saved by faith alone[edit]

We are saved by works alone[edit]


Why not a mix? Pandeism 22:27, 14 March 2008 (EDT)

Desmond Morris (125 bytes)[edit]

Desmond Morris, zoologist, described 12 stages of physical intimacy. [1]

Physical intimacy (105 bytes)[edit]

Physical intimacy progresses in 12 stages, regardless of culture, according to Desmond Morris. [1]

Categories: Human Sexuality | Relationships | Sociology | Psychology | Sex Education

America has as much poverty as any other country[edit]

America has hardly any poverty at all[edit]

Dictatorship and democracy (58 bytes)[edit]


See: Herbert Hoover

Directory assistance (299 bytes)[edit]

Directory assistance (sometimes referred to as directory enquiries) is a telephone service which provides users with the telephone number and address of a residence or business. In the United States of America it can be reached by dialing 4-1-1.

Doc Hollywood (154 bytes)[edit]

Doc Hollywood is a movie about a young doctor (Michael J. Fox) who is torn between small town intimacy and big city wealth.


Don Cheadle (288 bytes)[edit]

Don Cheadle has starred in serious, conservative-friendly movies such as The Family Man, Hotel Rwanda, and Reign Over Me. His first major role was in Devil in a Blue Dress, with Denzel Washington.

Donald Duart Maclean (201 bytes)[edit]

Donald Duart Maclean was one of the Cambridge Five. He passed information about US-UK communications to Stalin.

Earle Page (126 bytes)[edit]

Earle Page was prime minister of Australia in 1939.

{{Australian Prime Ministers}}

Edit summary (129 bytes)[edit]

An edit summary gives other contributors an explanation of the changes you make to a wiki page.


Education and competition (185 bytes)[edit]

There are very few ways to compete for education dollars without being part of the government school system. [11]

Eft (16 bytes)[edit]

a young newt

Electric field (232 bytes)[edit]

An electric field arises from an electric charge and can exert force on a charged object.


Electron capture (243 bytes)[edit]

Electron capture is a radioactive decay process in which an orbital electron is captured by and merges with the nucleus. The mass number is unchanged, but the atomic number is decreased by one.

Employment and gender (281 bytes)[edit]

{{quotebox|[[Men]] generally choose jobs because of pay. [[Women]] choose jobs because of flexibility, safety and convenience. They make less money because the jobs they choose pay less. []}}


English grammar (135 bytes)[edit]

English grammar is based on sentences typically formed out of a subject followed by a predicate.

Essay:Fact (172 bytes)[edit]


What is a fact? How do we know it is true?

An encyclopedia should give verifiable references for any statement which readers are likely to question.

Essay:Ignore the animosity (260 bytes)[edit]


I just ignore the animosity. See Conservapedia:Avoid personal remarks.

Often there is a germ of truth in a criticism. If you filter out the annoying stuff, what emerges from the dust may well turn out to be a gem. Polish it; use it; cherish it.

Eternal damnation (273 bytes)[edit]

Eternal damnation the religious doctrine that some people will suffer an eternity in hell. They have no prospect for respite or rescue, either because of predestination or because of choices they made in their earthly lives.

Eternal fire (220 bytes)[edit]

A lake of eternal fire awaits sinners, according to the most common fundamentalist view of the Bible. The belief is founded mostly on scriptures in Revelations.

Ethan Hawke (202 bytes)[edit]

Ethan Hawke is an actor who has played a young man in a dilemma in two movie dramas: Hamlet (2000) and Training Day.

Evolution and the pope (243 bytes)[edit]

The Vatican's View of Evolution: The Story of Two Popes - Doug Linder (2004)

See also[edit]

Evolutionary materialism (242 bytes)[edit]

Evolutionary materialism is the belief that life arose and evolved by chance. [12]


  • origins dispute
  • naturalistic evolution

Extermination camp (186 bytes)[edit]

Extermination camp, a place where people are herded before killing them en masse.


  • mass murder


Extra-Biblical beliefs (263 bytes)[edit]

Extra-Biblical beliefs are religious ideas not found in the Bible, but derived or invented by Bible interpreters. Note that the term "extra-Biblical" is used mainly online, as in blogs; it is not a mainstream theological term.

Falak Jamaani (280 bytes)[edit]

Falak Jamaani is the first woman to win a seat in Jordan’s parliament outside of the country’s quota system for women in the legislature.

Fear-shame dynamic (242 bytes)[edit]

The fear-shame dynamic, as expressed by Dr. Steve Stosny, occurs when a woman's anxiety evokes her husband's protective instinct but it comes out as aggression toward her.

External links[edit]

Fenugreek (299 bytes)[edit]

[[Image:FenugreekSeed.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Fenugreek seeds]]

Fenugreek is a common ingredient in curry powders, and its extract is also used in artificial vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and maple flavorings. [13]

Fidelity (160 bytes)[edit]

Fidelity is honest allegiance, particularly in marriage and religion. It has religious, emotional, social and medical benefits.

FileZilla (184 bytes)[edit]

FileZilla is a computer program written by Tim Fosse which serves as an FTP client.

External Links[edit]

Official website


Flight segment (124 bytes)[edit]

A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and landing.

See also[edit]

  • airline travel


Fratricide (295 bytes)[edit]

The term fratricide can refer to murder of a family member (as in Cain killing Abel) in the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Somewhat confusingly, the same term is sometimes used as for accidental killings in military combat (see "friendly fire").

Freedom and equality (142 bytes)[edit]

"A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality or freedom." --Milton Friedman

Freedom of assembly (265 bytes)[edit]

Freedom of assembly is the right of the people to get together (as for conferences or demonstrations) to petition the government with grievances. It is a part of United States law, guaranteed to the people under the First Amendment.

Friedman (223 bytes)[edit]

There are several people named Friedman:

  • Alexander Friedman, Russian mathematician
  • David Friedman, libertarian


Furtwangler Glacier (277 bytes)[edit]

"The melting of the Furtwangler Glacier at the summit of the mountain began 125 years ago. More of the glacier had melted before Hemingway wrote The Snows of Kilimanjaro in 1936 than afterward." [14]

Gary Aldrich (291 bytes)[edit]

Gary Aldrich is a former FBI agent who served in the White House under President Bill Clinton. Aldrich was vilified by liberals after he documented decadency and corruption by the Clintons in the White House.

{{DEFAULTSORT: Aldrich, Gary}}

:Category:FBI Agents

Georg Simon Ohm (171 bytes)[edit]

Georg Simon Ohm is best known for his work in electricity; see Ohm's Law.

George Miller (136 bytes)[edit]

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee

Glacier shortening (115 bytes)[edit]

[[Image:Glacier shortening Slide2.png]]

See also[edit]

  • Hydrocarbon use

:Category:Global Warming Controversy

Global warming debate (158 bytes)[edit]

{{merge|Global Warming Controversy}}A global warming debate: [15]

Global warming theory (71 bytes)[edit]

{{merge to|anthropogenic global warming}}

Golden Calf (220 bytes)[edit]

The golden calf of the Bible was created by the rebellious followers of Moses while he was fasting and praying on the mountain.

The people said it was their god which led them out of Egypt.

Grand Slam (189 bytes)[edit]

The Grand Slam of tennis consists of four major annual tournaments: Wimbledon (in England), and the Australian, French and United States Open tournaments.


Grandmaster (97 bytes)[edit]

A grandmaster is a world-class expert in chess or martial arts.

Guy Burgess (166 bytes)[edit]

Guy Burgess was a Soviet spy recruited by Arnold Deutsch; see Cambridge Five.

Hancock (260 bytes)[edit]

The movie Hancock is about a homeless man with superpowers who somehow manages to be less than heroic. He's a drunk, sleeps on a bench, and manages to antagonize everyone around him. But Will Smith is brilliant in the title role.

Handgun permits (277 bytes)[edit]

John Lott said, "The people who get permits for concealed handguns tend to be extremely law-abiding."[1]




Hard work (273 bytes)[edit]

{{quotation|Research now shows that the lack of natural [[talent]] is irrelevant to great [[success]]. The secret? Painful and demanding practice and hard work. [] }}

Henk Tennekes (295 bytes)[edit]

Henk Tennekes is a scientist who was dismissed as research director of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Society after questioning the scientific underpinnings of global warming. [16]

Her Majesty (234 bytes)[edit]

Her Majesty (2004) is a movie about a small-town New Zealand girl who befriends a Maori native woman. In doing so, she overcomes the mutual antagonism between the woman and the (white) townsfolk.


Homosexual orientation (214 bytes)[edit]

Homosexual orientation is defined as a "sexual orientation" which is exclusively or predominantly homosexual. The concept is used chiefly in arguments justifying homosexual behavior and relationships.

Homosexual politics (164 bytes)[edit]

Homosexual politics actually obstruct freedom of choice. [17]

Hoover Institution (131 bytes)[edit]

The Hoover Institution is a thinktank. Its members have included:

  • Paul Craig Roberts - 1971 to 2004

How Would You Move Mount Fuji? (239 bytes)[edit]

How Would You Move Mount Fuji? is a book of interview tips[2]

by William Poundstone.


Human genetics (255 bytes)[edit]

The simple world of monk Gregor Mendel and his peas – in which single traits like tallness, color and shape are each determined by a single gene is almost never seen in human genetics. [18]

I Am Sam (273 bytes)[edit]

I Am Sam is a touching movie about a mentally retarded single father (Sean Penn) raising a beautiful and inquisitive daughter (Dakota Fanning). The trouble starts when she realizes that she's surpassing him mentally.

Ice sheets (248 bytes)[edit]

"The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are increasing in volume."[1]


Impeachment (148 bytes)[edit]

Impeachment refers to two completely independent concepts:

  • Impeachment and removal
  • Impeachment at trial

Incest (195 bytes)[edit]

"Incest is intimate relations between relatives or in-laws within a degree that prohibits marriage between them." [19]

Indignation (235 bytes)[edit]

Benjamin Wiker says that "striking an indignant pose -- feathers in full ruffle -- is not an answer to ... a serious charge." [20]

See also:

  • Darwin and eugenics

Individual retirement account (278 bytes)[edit]

An individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is a personal savings plan which allows you to set aside money for retirement, while offering you tax advantages. [1]



Industrial research laboratory (107 bytes)[edit]

:Category:Requested Articles

Inner function (146 bytes)[edit]

An inner function is a function within a function. [21]


Intelligent design and creation science (247 bytes)[edit]

Intelligent design and creation science are similar, but they have significant differences.[1]



Ionizing radiation (134 bytes)[edit]

Ionizing radiation is radiation that is capable of producing ions either directly or indirectly.

Jack McConnell (286 bytes)[edit]

Rt. Hon Jack McConnell MSP

Jack Wilson McConnell (b. 1960) is the leader of the

Scottish Labour Party and the First Minister of Scotland.

James Russell Lowell (236 bytes)[edit]

James Russell Lowell was a 19th century poet born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He and his wife opposed slavery. [22]

Jeffrey Nachmanoff (166 bytes)[edit]

Jeffrey Nachmanoff is the writer-director of "Traitor", starring Don Cheadle.

Jeremy Rabkin (125 bytes)[edit]

Jeremy Rabkin is a professor of law at George Mason University.

Joel Best (117 bytes)[edit]

Joel Best is the author of Damned Lies and Statistics.

John Gorton (138 bytes)[edit]

John Gorton was prime minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971.

{{Australian Prime Ministers}}

John Lynch (100 bytes)[edit]


  • John Lynch (athlete) - plays football

John Walker (227 bytes)[edit]

John Walker is a U.S. Navy man who spied for the Soviets until he was caught in 1985.

External links[edit]

Joomla (192 bytes)[edit]

Joomla is a web application that makes it easy for groups of people to build a website. [23]

Joseph Chifley (161 bytes)[edit]

Joseph Benedict ("Ben") Chifley was prime minister of Australia from 1945 to 1949.

{{Australian Prime Ministers}}

Josh McDowell (292 bytes)[edit]

Josh McDowell is a Christian apologist and author of Evidence That Demands a Verdict. [2]


  1. [[Chris Mooney]: ID differs significantly from "creation science." [1]

Keyboard shortcuts (28 bytes)[edit]

Maximize window


Kilometer (289 bytes)[edit]

A kilometer is 1,000 meters, approximately 5/8 of a mile. Europeans measure distance in kilometers and speed in kilometers/hour. Americans use miles and MPH. The metric system is more efficient and easier to learn.


LAMP (132 bytes)[edit]

LAMP is the combination of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP as a programming platform.


Lawrence Solomon (160 bytes)[edit]

Lawrence Solomon wrote The Deniers, a book about scientists who exposed the fraudulent and hysterical reporting about global warming theories.

Legal rights (143 bytes)[edit]

Legal rights are privileges granted by law, or freedoms recognized as being inherent.

See Also[edit]

Liberal intolerance (231 bytes)[edit]

Liberal intolerance, the tendency of liberals to be intolerant of ideas that contradict their own strange notions.

See Also[edit]

  • Liberal bigotry for examples of liberal intolerance in action.

Liberals and conservatives (240 bytes)[edit]

Liberals and conservatives have different ideas about human society. Most of these ideas are political or economic and reflect core contradictions between democracy and socialism.

Life Is Beautiful (214 bytes)[edit]

Life Is Beautiful is a comedy about the Holocaust, presented as an elaborate game (or reality show) by a father trying to shield his son from Nazi horrors.

:Category:Movies About Genocide

Light in the Closet (286 bytes)[edit]

Light in the Closet critiques the "gay gene" mystique and describes the strategy of gay activists to desensitize Western society to behaviors long forbidden by our society's moral tradition. [24]


Lossless compression (129 bytes)[edit]


Lossless compression removes empty space and consolidates patterns in computer files, to make them smaller.

Mainland China (263 bytes)[edit]

The term Mainland China generally refers to Communist China, as opposed to the Republic of China (which is on the island of Taiwan). It is a more delicate and polite term than "Red China".


  • Two China problem

Marathon (race) (273 bytes)[edit]

A marathon is a race for runners. The race length is 42,195 meters (about 26.2 miles), and takes its name from the ancient Greek city of Marathon. There are other derivatives as well. For instance a half-marathon race is 13 miles.

Marlboro Man (251 bytes)[edit]

The Marlboro Man ad campaign glorified smoking, employing a model dressed as a cowboy to evoke an image of rugged masculinity. The model died at age 51 from lung cancer.


Media hype (264 bytes)[edit]

Former Science Editor Tim Radford of The Guardian ... "admitted at a recent conference that he and his fellow science journalists hype stem cell research to sell more newspapers." [25]

Medical imaging (217 bytes)[edit]

Medical imaging lets doctors see inside the human body with technology like X-rays, CAT scans, sonography, endoscopy (mini-cam on a flexible stalk), MRIs, and even regular microscopes.


Mercury controversy (223 bytes)[edit]

Some people in the United States say that the use of mercury in dental fillings, vaccinations, or light bulbs is too dangerous to be justifiable. Others say the hazards are minor enough to justify the risks.

Merry (126 bytes)[edit]

Merry can refer to:

  • Meriadoc Brandybuck, a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings


Message theory (215 bytes)[edit]

Message theory claims life is designed to look like the product of one designer. [26]

Methodology (130 bytes)[edit]

A methodology is a particular way of accumulating and organizing knowledge.

Miasma (186 bytes)[edit]

A miasma is a poisonous atmosphere formerly thought to rise from swamps and putrid matter and cause disease. [27]


Michael C. Smith (258 bytes)[edit]

Michael C. Smith was a Libertarian candidate for U.S. president in 2008.

External link[edit]


Michael Polanyi (251 bytes)[edit]

Michael Polanyi (1891-1976) was a chemist and philosopher who argued that the information in DNA could not be reduced to physics and chemistry.


MIME (211 bytes)[edit]

MIME stands for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. It is a set of instructions that allows emails to be sent in more than just plain text. [28]


Misleading political terms (284 bytes)[edit]

  • Nanking Self-Government Committee - actually a brutal puppet government created by Japanese occupation forces. [29]

Mission (224 bytes)[edit]

Mission is defined by the Missions Dictionary as:

  • "the work of God in reconciling sinful humankind to himself" (Van Rheenen 1996b, 20). [30]


Mistress (146 bytes)[edit]

A mistress is a woman kept by a man to share his bed even though they are not married.

See also:

  • concubine

Mole (166 bytes)[edit]


  • for the animal see mole (animal)
  • for the unit in chemistry see mole (chemistry)
  • for the role in espionage see mole (espionage)

Mole (espionage) (226 bytes)[edit]

A mole is a secret agent who appears inactive for a very long time while slowly burrowing into a position where they have high-level access.

See also[edit]

  • Sleeper agent
  • Mole (animal)

Move mysql column (89 bytes)[edit]

alter table tablename modify `columnname` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT first;

Murphy's law (269 bytes)[edit]

Murphy's Law is possibly the world's most commonly stated principles of Engineering. It states:

Whatever can go wrong, will.

Good engineering, thus, consists of making as few opportunities as possible for anything to go wrong.

National Association for Research and Therapy on Homosexuality (264 bytes)[edit]

The National Association for the Research and Treatment of Homosexuality (NARTH) is a scientific and professional organization that helps people who struggle with unwanted homosexuality.

They support reparative therapy.


National Liberation Front (163 bytes)[edit]

The National Liberation Front was a Vietnamese group formed in 1960 to overthrow the government of South Vietnam. Its military arm was the Viet Cong.

Neutrality (254 bytes)[edit]

Neutrality is the general concept of not taking sides. Wikipedia's official view on dealing with controversies is to avoid taking sides.

See also[edit]

  • Political neutrality
  • Electrical neutrality

:Category:articles proposed for deletion

New Haven (172 bytes)[edit]

{{merge|New Haven, Connecticut}}

New Haven is the third largest city in Connecticut. It was founded in 1638 by settlers from London.

Newt (275 bytes)[edit]

Newts are amphibians with four legs, and a tail. They are outwardly similar to lizards, despite being members of a different class of the animal kingdom - like lizards, they can regenerate limbs, but unlike lizards, they have soft slimy skin instead of scales.

Nonogram (231 bytes)[edit]

A nonogram is a paint by number logic puzzle invented by Non Ishida.


Norm (298 bytes)[edit]

Exceptions do not invalidate a norm or the necessity of norms. [1]

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  • Sanctity of life
  • Virginity


  1. Commonweal, a liberal Catholic magazine - quoted by Bill Bennett in The Broken Hearth, Page 198


Norse (224 bytes)[edit]

The Norse were a seafaring people who dwelt along the coastline of Scandinavia, Denmark, parts of England and Ireland; Iceland, and even parts of Greenland and Vinland.

Norteamericano (259 bytes)[edit]

Norteamericano (Spanish: North American) refers to those countries in the Americas north of Mexico, particularly Canada and the United States of America. Many English-speakers use North American the same way.

Nuclear fuel cycle (264 bytes)[edit]

The nuclear fuel cycle describes how radioactive materials such as uranium are mined, processed and used; and then stored as waste residue.

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Nuclear reactor (241 bytes)[edit]

A nuclear reactor uses the heat of sustained nuclear fission to generate electricity or move a ship. Some nuclear reactors, known as breeder reactors, can produce additional fuel even as they consume fuel.

Ocelot (251 bytes)[edit]


The ocelot is a wild feline resembling and classified as similar to the leopard and jaguar, though it is substantially smaller.

Salvador Dali kept ocelots as pets.


Offense (240 bytes)[edit]

The taking or giving of "offense" is often a hot topic in partisan politics. Frequently someone claims that another writer or speaker has said something "offensive".

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Operating system kernel (200 bytes)[edit]

In computer science, the kernel is the part of the operating system through which the hardware and software communicate. The kernel also assigns time to threads.

Operation Decisive (253 bytes)[edit]

{{quotation|In June the [[Japanese]] determine to fight to the finish. Their plan for a last-stand battle against a US-led invasion is called 'Ketsu Go' (Operation Decisive). [] }}

Optimism (260 bytes)[edit]

Optimism is the practice of looking on the bright side of things, much as the little heroine of Pollyanna was trained by her father, a missionary, to make a game of finding something to be glad about in all circumstances.

Path of least resistance (116 bytes)[edit]

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Patrick Fitzgerald (277 bytes)[edit]

The investigation led eventually to the conviction of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr., former Chief of Staff to Vice President of the United States, Richard Cheney, for perjury to a grand jury, making false statements to federal investigators, and obstruction of justice.

Peer instruction (167 bytes)[edit]

In peer instruction, students who have already mastered a concept teach it to other students. [31]

Personal remarks (254 bytes)[edit]

Personal remarks are those directed at who a person is or at his manners, rather than describing his position on an issue or his work. Some online forums discourage or prohibit them; see Conservapedia:Avoid personal remarks.

Personality (192 bytes)[edit]

Personality is the way people think, feel, and behave.[1]


Peter Principle (258 bytes)[edit]

The Peter Principle is a book expounding on the observation that an employee tends to rise in an organization until he reaches his "level of incompetence".


  • The Peter Principle, Lawrence J. Peter.

Petty theft (275 bytes)[edit]

Examples of petty theft include shoplifting, bicycle theft, or stealing other "minor" items from a residence when lawfully allowed to be there (otherwise it would be burglary). [32]

Phrase (118 bytes)[edit]

A phrase is a group of words that functions as a single unit in a sentence (grammar).


Plus sign (288 bytes)[edit]

A plus sign (+) indicates addition in mathematics. In several computer languages, it can indicate addition or string concatenation.

A ubiquitous example of the plus sign in use is the addition equation "2 + 2 = 4."

Polarized light (230 bytes)[edit]

Polarized light made possible the stereoscopic effect of so-called 3-D films. Sunglasses with polarized lenses were popularized in the 1960s by Polaroid, which also made the Land camera.

Police discretion (219 bytes)[edit]

External links[edit]

Police Discretion Dr. Tom O'Connor

Program Manager of CJ and Homeland Security

Director, Institute for Global Security Studies

Poor (73 bytes)[edit]

The poor are the lowest economic class.

Popcorn (172 bytes)[edit]

Popcorn is a type of corn which explodes and puffs up when it is heated. The American Indians introduced it to the Pilgrim settlers.

Premarital sex (228 bytes)[edit]

"Previous sexual experience with a partner weakens mutual commitment in marriage and creates an unstable foundation for the conjugal relationship." [33]

:Category:sexual morality

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Osama bin Laden

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Primate (church) (119 bytes)[edit]

A primate is a senior archbishop in the Anglican Church.

Primates in the Church (254 bytes)[edit]

The term Primate refers to the senior churchman in a 'province'. Thus, in the Church of England, the archbishops of Canterbury and York are primates, as is the Roman Catholic archbishop of Westminster.


Private investment (293 bytes)[edit]

"Private investment consists of business expenditures on machines, buildings, factories, and so on."[1]

Private message (152 bytes)[edit]


A private message in IRC is seen only by the person you send it to. All other messages are seen by everyone in your channel.

Pusher (91 bytes)[edit]

A pusher is a dealer in illegal, usually addictive drugs.


Quadrophenia (143 bytes)[edit]

Quadrophenia is a movie and rock opera by The Who which portrays teen angst in Britain during the 1970s.

Racial equality (284 bytes)[edit]

Racial equality means equal treatment of people of different "race"s (i.e., white, Asian, red, brown, black). An attempt was made by Japan to add a "racial equality clause" into the charter (or covenant?) of the League of Nations, but Australia and America opposed it.

Rakkasan (252 bytes)[edit]

Rakkasan is a Japanese term roughly meaning "falling umbrella". It was applied to paratroopers of the 187th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. [34]

Rambo (262 bytes)[edit]

Rambo is a character in a series of movies starring Sylvester Stallone as a heavily-muscled, tough ex-GI who had served in Vietnam.

Three movies have been made with the character with the fourth due out shortly.

Random number (285 bytes)[edit]

A random number is one that is drawn from a set of possible values, each of which is equally probable.[2]



Reed (139 bytes)[edit]

The reed of several woodwind instruments provides vibration (see clarinet, saxophone, etc.)

Religious conversion (193 bytes)[edit]

Religious conversion is changing from one faith to another (see apostasy and conversion), or the inspiration of faith in an atheist or agnostic.

Riga (161 bytes)[edit]

Riga is the capital city of Latvia. It is located on the Gulf of Riga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea.

Rip Torn (269 bytes)[edit]

Rip Torn is an American actor, who starred in movies such as "Men in Black".


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Risks and benefits (298 bytes)[edit]

In late October, Janet Hathaway, in response to a Bush Administration pesticide monitoring plan, stated, "Allowing the EPA to condone continued use of a chemical whenever the benefits outweigh the risks is absolutely anathema to the environmental community." [35]

Rock Hudson (251 bytes)[edit]

Rock Hudson was an American actor, very popular in his heyday of the 60s and 70s, and was one of the first major celebrities to die of AIDS.



Sadist (188 bytes)[edit]

A sadist finds sexual pleasure in hurting or dominating other people. The term is named after the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814).

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Sam Dash (283 bytes)[edit]

Sam Dash was a lifelong Democrat who served as the ethics adviser to Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. [36]

Sand (265 bytes)[edit]

Sand is made of silicon dioxide and can be found on beaches at coastlines throughout the world. Kids love to play in sand, and it makes a soft enough surface to lie down on while sunbathing. Wet sand can be used to make a sandcastle.

Saving God (297 bytes)[edit]

Saving God (2008) is a dramatic film which provides

"a compelling look at how a reformed felon changed an entire community with his righteous conviction and faith in God." [37]

Science and motivation (280 bytes)[edit]

It's not what motivates a scientist's argument that determines its validity; it's the quality of the evidence and analysis that the scientist uses to support the argument. [38]


Scientific debate (211 bytes)[edit]

According to Eugenie Scott of the NCSE, there is scientific debate over:

  • the sufficiency of the neo-darwinian mechanism, as well as
  • the truth of universal common descent

Scientific testing (205 bytes)[edit]

In science what sounds plausible makes a good start, but it remains speculation until it survives tests against well-measured reality. [39]

Scientific virtues (112 bytes)[edit]

Scientific virtues include openness, falsifiability, replicability and independent review.

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (255 bytes)[edit]

In 2005, the heads of the United States, Canada and Mexico met in Waco, Texas and agreed on a Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). [40]

See Also[edit]

North American Union

Selective application (130 bytes)[edit]

"To apply law selectively is not law. It is vengeance." [41]

Sensitivity training (227 bytes)[edit]

  • no amount of “sensitivity training” will change the fundamental nature of young men: [42]

Simon Cowell (128 bytes)[edit]

Simon Cowell, owner of the music publishing house Syco, best known for his acerbic comments to contestants on American Idol.

Solar forcing (210 bytes)[edit]

"The role of solar activity in causing climate change is so complex that most theories of solar forcing must be considered to be as yet unproven." [43]

Solar magnetic cycle (273 bytes)[edit]

The solar magnetic cycle influences terrestial temperature. Variations in solar magnetic output historically correlate with changes in Earth's average air temperature. [44]

Solar output and arctic temperature (149 bytes)[edit]

A chart in relation the controversy of anthropogenic climate change:

[[Image:Mclean 9.gif]]

Solomon Islands (299 bytes)[edit]

The Solomon Islands are northeast of Australia. Its Melanesian population of half a million people live on some 990 islands.

The island chain was a major focus of fighting in World War II between American and Japanese forces.

Something (243 bytes)[edit]

"Something" is a Beatles song about love and growth. [1]

You're asking me, will my love grow?

I don't know.


Sons of Haman (158 bytes)[edit]

Adalia, Aridai, Aridatha, Arisai, Aspatha, Dalphon, Parmashta, Parshandatha, Poratha, and Vaizatha were sons of Haman.

Speakeasy (190 bytes)[edit]

A speakeasy was an illegal bar in Prohibition-era America.

see Taverns

:Category:Alcoholic Beverages



Special interests (224 bytes)[edit]

Unfortunately, politicians respond to the loudest and best-funded interest groups, not to the voices of scientists or the average Joe. [45]

Spiritual body (143 bytes)[edit]

Saint Paul wrote, "It is raised a physical body; it is saved a spiritual body."


Stanislav Shushkevich (160 bytes)[edit]

Stanislav Shushkevich was the President of Belarus from 1991-94.

Street urchin (234 bytes)[edit]

Street urchins are homeless children who roam the streets in urban areas. In Victorian England, they were called "street Arabs"; see the Baker Street Irregulars in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Strontium (291 bytes)[edit]

Strontium is a chemical element used to create the red color in flares and fireworks. It was first isolated in 1808 by Sir Humphry Davy. [1]

Studies have shown (261 bytes)[edit]

The phrase "studies have shown" is often used in political arguments, advertisements, and other dubious petitions to suggest that science supports one's argument. Ironically, such arguments rarely cite any studies.

Suffolk Punch (92 bytes)[edit]


The Suffolk Punch is a breed of draft horse.

Supercomputing (194 bytes)[edit]

"If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?" - Seymour Cray (1925-1996), father of supercomputing [46]

The Act of Creation (166 bytes)[edit]

The Act of Creation is Arthur Koestler's study of the conscious and unconscious in science and art.

The Design of Life (257 bytes)[edit]

The Design of Life is a book about intelligent design by William Dembski and Jonathan Wells.

  • "When future intellectual historians list the books that toppled Darwin's theory, The Design of Life will be at the top." --Michael Behe

The Standard Deviations of Writing (216 bytes)[edit]

The Standard Deviations of Writing is an essay by a teacher about common writing mistakes and how to correct them. [47]

:Category:articles proposed for deletion

Theodosius Dobzhansky (229 bytes)[edit]

Theodosius Dobzhansky was a Ukrainian genetics researcher best known in the West for his 1973 essay, "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution".

Theoretical physics (10 bytes)[edit]


Thought Police (217 bytes)[edit]

The Tokku, or the Thought Police as they were known in pre-WWII Japan, were the equivalent of Hitler's Gestapo.

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Thumbnail image (99 bytes)[edit]

Thumbnail images are images that are reduced in size for easy reference.

Tim Curran (277 bytes)[edit]

Tim Curran is a surfer whose family supported his desire to ride the waves, but who also "introduced him to the Maker of the waves". [48]

Touchstone (146 bytes)[edit]

Touchstone produced Disney's first R-rated movie, "Down and out in Beverly Hills".

Tradition (231 bytes)[edit]

Bill Bennett wrote:

  • "We are heirs of legacies that ... embody important human realites and hard-won lessons about life and civilization."[2]


  1. Periodic Table of Elements: Strontium
  2. The Broken Hearth, Page 195

Training Day (235 bytes)[edit]

Training Day is a film starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Hawke plays a rookie cop assigned to a corrupt veteran narcotics cop (Washington). In his first 24 hours, he faces some hard choices.

Trawling (234 bytes)[edit]


Trawling is a method of fishing in which a large net is dragged behind a moving boat. Fish are trapped in the net.

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Unconscious (230 bytes)[edit]

The unconscious mind in Freudian psychology refers to the functions of the human mind which we repress or never become aware of. It is a source of both creativity and destructiveness.

Universalism (169 bytes)[edit]

Universalism is the religious doctrine that all people will eventually be saved. It contrasts with the doctrine of eternal damnation.

Uriah Heep (175 bytes)[edit]

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Uriah Heep is the cringing, falsely humble villian of David Copperfield who bilks David's aunt of her fortune, hoping to marry Agnes.

Uric acid (142 bytes)[edit]

Uric acid is a type of purine. "Elevated levels are associated with gout." [49]

US POWs in Vietnam (221 bytes)[edit]

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US POWs in Vietnam were routinely beaten and tortured, receiving far worse treatment from their North Vietnamese captors than any indignities suffered by terror suspects in Abu Ghraib.

Usage (282 bytes)[edit]

Words have meanings. What those meanings are generally depends on common usage. That's how language works. Attempts to alter common usage are almost always less about precision than they are about fulfilling a political or religious agenda.


User page (278 bytes)[edit]


A user page, in a Wiki powered by MediaWiki software, lets other users know a bit of personal information a user wants to share, along with their accomplishments and future goals for the project.


Hi,ever read Patriot post.

Valerie Huber (156 bytes)[edit]

Valerie Huber is executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association

Violent crime (276 bytes)[edit]

Violent crime is committed more by unmarried young adult men than by married young adult men.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Violence


Volvo (121 bytes)[edit]

Volvo is a Swedish company that manufactures cars, trucks, and construction equipment.

Ward Cunningham (157 bytes)[edit]

Ward Cunningham invented the world's first wiki, a web-based collaborative writing tool. [50]

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (167 bytes)[edit]

{{quotation|Fighters used a small supply of [[weapon]]s that had been smuggled into the [[ghetto]]. [] }}

Wiki addiction (165 bytes)[edit]

Wiki addiction is a particular form of online addiction in which computer users spend excessive amounts of time editing a wiki.


Wiki way (226 bytes)[edit]

The wiki way (not just Wikipedia) is that one contributor would make a change, and others would improve it. The first major project to discover this was Ward's Wiki, created by Ward Cunningham.

Wind erosion (257 bytes)[edit]

Wind erosion is the process of detachment, transport, and deposition of soil by wind.


List of USDA terminology


Wind tunnel (291 bytes)[edit]

{{quotation|During the winter of 1901-1902 [[Wright Brothers|Wilbur and Orville Wright]] built a wind tunnel and conducted experiments to determine the best [[wing]] shape for an [[airplane]]. []}}

Word (230 bytes)[edit]

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In the context of religion, the Word (or God's Word) (for Christians) usually refers to "the Word of God", particularly the Bible or the New Testament.

:Category:Christian Terms

Youth Federation for World Peace (269 bytes)[edit]

The Youth Federation for World Peace was created by the Unification Movement to harness the energy of young people striving to create one harmonious world of peace.

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