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11 Aestheticization of violence,Wikipedia'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 [1] and [2], 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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21Catholicism and far-right politicsCreate draft, the wikipedia categoryWikipedia's W.svg 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 Catholicism's 56.
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18Eastern Orthodoxy and far-right politicsCreate draft, ditto for this one.Wikipedia's W.svg
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17Dean 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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24Love Jihad,Wikipedia'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 dating,Wikipedia's W.svg the Christian version.
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8Paul Craig Roberts,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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32Shouldn't We have an article on slavery in the Qur'anCreate draft? There's an article on slavery in the Bible.
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13Gary FranchiCreate draft a.k.a Next News NetworkCreate draft 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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12Dr. Mary's MonkeyWikipedia's W.svg 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 positionWikipedia's W.svg; 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)Wikipedia's W.svg Religious apologetics website that claims to debunk atheism and prove God, led by the "brilliant" Matt Slick.
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8Terence P. JeffreyWikipedia's W.svg Wrote Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life. and writes for CNSNews.com.
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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.[3]
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28Jesus Christ SuperstarWikipedia's W.svg 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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32Nathan LarsonWikipedia's W.svg 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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20The so-called People’s Protection ForceCreate draft[4] 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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24Quite frankly, I'm surprised Kellyanne ConwayWikipedia's W.svg hasn't gotten a page yet.
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6Ami HorowitzWikipedia's W.svg, 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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3truththeory.comCreate draft
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23Questions 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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25Heart of DarknessWikipedia's W.svg 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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35TL;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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60Alternative factsWikipedia's W.svg - This'll be good. Currently only exists as a redirect.
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27The Golden OneWikipedia's W.svg 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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21Marching to ZionCreate draft (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'sWikipedia's W.svg "Liberty Amendments".Wikipedia's W.svg 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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27I can't believe we still don't have an article on White Aryan Resistance.Wikipedia's W.svg
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155:2 diet:Wikipedia's W.svg A method of eating that supposedly prevents/reduces cancer. [5][6][7][8][9][10]
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14Currency ManipulationWikipedia's W.svg - 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 DaystarWikipedia's W.svg Television Network[11] 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 JimenezCreate draft 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 JayeWikipedia's W.svg - 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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30NormalizingWikipedia's W.svg 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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30Killer beeWikipedia's W.svg/Africanized bee,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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44TerraformingWikipedia's W.svg (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 philosophical concerns within biology and ecology as to whether terraforming other worlds is an ethical endeavor.
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15Liberland,Wikipedia's W.svg 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,Wikipedia's W.svg American magazine with conservative bent
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11John F. MacArthur,Wikipedia's W.svg 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,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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8InteligenCreate draft, 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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25Hunting Hitler,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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26Military Association of Atheists & FreethinkersWikipedia's W.svg (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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22archive.isWikipedia's W.svg
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26Ricky Gervais,Wikipedia's W.svg comedian and internet atheist
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15God on TrialWikipedia's W.svg 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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13The Agora,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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12MoneyWeekWikipedia's W.svg (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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6ThePhoraCreate draft, another major hate site. Basically Stormfront with slightly less overt racism.
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15The Crystal GridCreate draft: a woo-tastic website.[12]. Besides trying to build worldwide network of crystals, they've got a bogus cell phone radiation blocker.[13]
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44Dakota Access Pipeline protests:Wikipedia's W.svg 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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16Paul McHugh,Wikipedia's W.svg anti-transgender and anti-gay[14] formerly distinguished psychiatrist, widely criticised by those who've read more recent research.[15] 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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16Peace and Freedom Party,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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26Conspiracy theories about higher educationCreate draft (or something of that nature), because the eebill essjaydubyaz are turning campuses into places where you are encouraged not to treat others like crap SAFE SPACEZ with warning people about sensitive topics TRIGGAH WEGHNINGZ!!1! These are chock full of something familiar...
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13Rocky IVWikipedia's W.svg 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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23U.S. support of the Khmer RougeWikipedia's W.svg 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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13Ener-ChiCreate draft and/or Andreas MoritzCreate draft, a peddler of New Age woo. [16]
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19Hoodia gordonii,Wikipedia's W.svg the plant marketed as Hoodia as an appetite suppressant, even though it totally isn't one. A favourite of herbal and diet scammers.
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28Suzanne Moore.Wikipedia's W.svg Suzanne "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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43Women's studiesWikipedia's W.svg or Gender studiesWikipedia's W.svg 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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23U.S. Right to KnowCreate draft 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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13The Forbidden KnowledgeCreate draft, 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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29Development dictatorshipCreate draft 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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17Correct the Record,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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26Northwest Front,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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27kosher taxWikipedia's W.svg or kosher tax conspiracyWikipedia's W.svg about the Kosher tax conspiracy theory,Wikipedia's W.svg not the actual historic taxes on kosher food.Wikipedia'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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14ActiviaWikipedia's W.svg 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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9The 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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15Chestahedron,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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30A 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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58Blue Lives MatterWikipedia's W.svg 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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21The infamous white supremacist and "comedian" Sam Hyde.Wikipedia's W.svg[17]
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10The so-called War on cashCreate draft 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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15We need to investigate the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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20Hindus for TrumpCreate draft; a Hindu nationalist group that fully supports Donald Trump, beliving him to be a reincarnation of Vishnu.
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7We might need to investigate Finca BayanoCreate draft (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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12Jay SeverinWikipedia's W.svg was a radio show host who openly claimed that all Muslims should be killed.
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21Emperor Constantine IWikipedia's W.svg or Constantine the Great. Made Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire and was very involved in the early church[18]. There's a lot of speculation as to whether he really believed, whether he was inspired by a miracle[19], or whether it was just a cynical move[20][21], which makes him rather controversial in some circles. There's various (untrue) traditions like the Donation of Constantine[22], 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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18Thor HeyerdahlWikipedia's W.svg 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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20Bruce Lee,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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16Apricot kernel,Wikipedia's W.svg a "Health food" that causes Cyanide poisoning (see also laetrile). Also basis for a cheap substitute of marzipan
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9Asses see Demons and Cocks see AngelsCreate draft, 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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26Globalism,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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35VapingWikipedia's W.svg - 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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15Shmita,Wikipedia'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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36Virginity testWikipedia's W.svg "medical procedure" which tests to see if a woman has had sexual intercourse. Human Rights Watch has documented incidences where these tests have been used to deny women jobs and marriages.
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6Tawfik HamidWikipedia's W.svg is a self-described ex-Islamic fundamentalist and a campaigner for a more "peaceful Islam". He is also a Muslim Zionist.
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9Irving FischerWikipedia's W.svg is an economist who's theories have heavily influenced post-Keynesian economists. He was also an advocate of full-reserve bankingWikipedia's W.svg and alternative currencies (akin to Bitcoin). Unfortunately, he made medical crank theories and argued in favor of prohibition and eugenics.
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5The Money MastersCreate draft - an Austrain economics documentary full of Federal Reserve conspiracy theories.
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18CrossFitWikipedia's W.svg and the controversy and criticism surrounding it.
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17Washington Legal Foundation,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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8Choice CenterCreate draft 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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25clitoris:Wikipedia's W.svg 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[23] (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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16Eugene LandyWikipedia's W.svg 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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21Patient-funded trialCreate draft, a way to sell snake oil to sick people. The loophole the Burzynski clinic uses. Controversial, particularly ethically. [24][25] Occasionally nets a really deserving sucker like Peter Thiel.[26]
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28Steve King.Wikipedia's W.svg 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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28Pure Flix EntertainmentWikipedia's W.svg is a Christian film production company, headquartered 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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23WeAreTheLeftCreate draft (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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26Tiny Nose's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.Wikipedia's W.svg This is the critically panned sequel to 2016: Obama's America, directed by Dinesh D'Souza.
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33Repatriation,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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30Onision,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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19Erin ElizabethCreate draft 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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13Howard Stern,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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25Islamic JihadWikipedia's W.svg is an Islamist group in the Middle East known for collaboration with Hamas in Palestine.
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23MujahideenWikipedia's W.svg is a term in Islam which means holy warrior, and often used by extremists.
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19FitnaWikipedia's W.svg 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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15Jay SekulowWikipedia's W.svg runs the right wing American Center for Law and Justice. Through his daily radio show, internet video, and web site, he panders to evangelical conservatives, bashes the left, files lawsuits, and gathers petitions promoting various right wing causes. The ACLJ, formed by Pat Robertson, has come under criticism for filling the coffers of Jay Sekulow and his family with tens of millions of dollars since the 1980s. (Currently a stub at the ACLJ article).
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16TruNews[27] 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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31STEMlordCreate draft is a term used by some people about those too holier than thou about science.
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16Bill WarnerWikipedia's W.svg is an anti-Islam speaker known for his YouTube channel "Political Islam".
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20 Asra NomaniCreate draft 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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15Ana KasparianWikipedia's W.svg is Cenk Uygur's reporting partner for TheYoungTurks.
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25Yitzhak RabinWikipedia's W.svg was Israel's beloved Prime Minister who was murdered by some fundamentalist Jew because he intended to make peace.
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17MondoweissWikipedia's W.svg 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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23The World According to Monsanto,Wikipedia's W.svg yet another anti-GMO propaganda film.
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30Perhaps an article on TreasonCreate draft, 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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19Monica Lewinsky.Wikipedia's W.svg 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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12Healy-Rae familyWikipedia's W.svg or perhaps Danny Healy-Rae,Wikipedia's W.svg 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 unprincipled 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 worst 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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29"YADA"Create draft is a youtuber and crank. He is also a member of the Hotep Movement.
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53"Can We Take a Joke?"Create draft 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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20J. Warner WallaceWikipedia's W.svg 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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25Reason Rally.Wikipedia's W.svg 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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29Klaus BarbieWikipedia's W.svg was a Nazi officer (in)famous for his methods of torturing French resistance fighters. Instead of being tried for war crimes, he was hired by the CIA to track down German commies - and possibly to capture Che Guevara.
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13Bill StillCreate draft 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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23 Good schoolsCreate draft 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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27Apparently ecosexualityWikipedia's W.svg is a thing. Looks New Agey to me.
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15Massie MunroeCreate draft,[28] senatorial candidate from California vows to end "remote Voice to Skull technologies and Mind Control" for Targeted individuals.
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42Brexit: The MovieWikipedia's W.svg 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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42A Matter of FaithWikipedia's W.svg 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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34Bruce 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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30Bernard NathansonWikipedia's W.svg - was an abortion provider and pro-choice advocate, now a pro-life nutter.
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37Awake DatingCreate draft [29] is a dating site created to facilitate romantic connections between conspiracy theorists.
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41Im quite surprised that we have several articles regarding conservative radio show hosts, but we don't have one regarding Mark Levin.Wikipedia's W.svg Mark, in addition to hosting a radio show, has published multiple books and has even done a podcast.
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60German ethnic cleansingCreate draft (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 Massacre,Wikipedia's W.svg in DachauWikipedia's W.svg after its liberation, those who died during Rheinwiesenlager,Wikipedia's W.svg and those who died laboring for the Soviets.Wikipedia'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 Bacque,Wikipedia's W.svg purports that millions of Germans were purposely killed by the Allies after the war but it was heavily criticized for misrepresenting and misreporting facts; his book Crimes and Mercies, also about the treatment of the Germans wafter WWII, was better received. The forced assimilation of German AmericansWikipedia's W.svg during WWI may also be relevant to this topic.
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39Annie Lacroix-Riz,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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44The 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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48Calvary ChapelWikipedia's W.svg 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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53Americans for Common Cents,Wikipedia's W.svg 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: (http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/07/02/14959/saving-penny-makes-cents-zinc-backed-front-group)
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63The Muslim Students' AssociationWikipedia's W.svg 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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54Dial-the-Truth MinistriesWikipedia's W.svg is fundamentalist Christian website founded by Dr. Terry Watkins. They are King James Only-advocates, and they believe that rock music (including Christian rock) is evil. The ministry also believes that Hell is a physical place located in the core of the Earth, that Santa Claus is a form of Satan, and has additionally written on the theory of a link between the number '11' and the September 11 terrorist attacks, alleging that, "This could be the "beginning of the end" of America the great."
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50John Kennedy TooleWikipedia's W.svg satirised neoreactionary politics in A Confederacy of Dunces and religion in The Neon Bible.
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64 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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69MicrocreditWikipedia's W.svg 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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62Nim ChimpskyWikipedia's W.svg 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 Chimpsky.Wikipedia's W.svg Separating fact from fiction would be good.
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87handwashingWikipedia's W.svg 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[30][31]; there's also a heated debate about how to dry your hands.[32] And, is washing your hands after you go to the bathroom necessary, if washing your privates prior to oral sex isn't?[33]
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59RationalWiki:Monthly RW/Archive, RationalWiki:Monthly RW being long dead, but we should keep the history, dontcha think?
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49Jeremy HuntWikipedia's W.svg for pissing off all the Junior Doctors.
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50Lysander Spooner,Wikipedia'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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52Preachers of L.A.Wikipedia's W.svg 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwLFLbRNu0&nohtml5=False
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53Bob WhitakerCreate draft/Robert Whitaker, former Reagan staffer, running an openly racist campaign for 2016 US president on the American Freedom Party ticket.[34] Inventor of the "anti-racist is a code word for anti-white" crap.
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83FCKH8Wikipedia's W.svg Gay rights group accused of being biphobic, transphobic and misogynistic.
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59Earthquake lights.Wikipedia's W.svg A somewhat-mysterious phenomenon linked with earthquakes and reportedly sometimes confused for UFOs (see also ball lightning). Wikipedia is vague.
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62Obergefell v. HodgesWikipedia's W.svg 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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52SaveOurSteelCreate draft 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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63Fetal 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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58The Spectator,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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61Mexican-American War,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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61Michael 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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54An article on White OppressionCreate draft cause it turns out that Republican white people especially think their whiteness is being oppressed.
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54The 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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61CounterPunchWikipedia'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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53Antiwar.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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47Standpoint 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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58Critical 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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60HIV 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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54John 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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70Waiting 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 Guggenheim,Wikipedia's W.svg previously famous documentary An Inconvenient Truth
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50Peter James Knight,Wikipedia's W.svg the perpetrator of the only instance of murder by an anti-abortion activist in Australian history.[35][36] His motivation involved opposition to oath-making and a refusal to pay tax, as well as living off the grid and pursuing his own unique interpretation of Christianity, which appears relevant to recent American fringe wingnuttery. Info about his ideas and actions would be interesting, and the Wikipedia page on him is kind of shit.
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48Keith Lowell JensenCreate draft, atheist comedian.
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60Anti-gravityWikipedia's W.svg 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[37], various things involving gyroscopes, manipulating a hypothetical fifth force, historical devices, etc. See the Wikipedia article on Anti-gravity.
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49False flag claims about the Brussels airport bombing.Wikipedia's W.svg EG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDumwfs_80
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61The 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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51Lord of the WorldWikipedia's W.svg I think I found the source of every NWO conspiracy theory. It depicts a totalitarian one world state based around Marxism run by Freemasons lead by the Antichrist who oppress hard working Roman Catholic priests.It was written 1907 and has been praised by both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. I think we pretty much have to talk about itas conspiracy theories (most likely) based off of it and its believers have taken up a lot of our time Edit: Wording in stuff. Can't think straight right now
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46Percy Shelley:Wikipedia's W.svg atheist, socialist, libertine, celebrity, mediocre poet, hero to the left. Must be some jokes in there somewhere.
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45Salt Lake City,Wikipedia's W.svg headquarters of Mormonism. Surely someone could provide a useful travel guide? (Utah is quite brief too.)
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46OrigenWikipedia's W.svg 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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76John 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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75StalinismWikipedia's W.svg 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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60Lourdes,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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68Outreach JudaismWikipedia's W.svg 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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30 A list of fiction that everyone should read/watch/listen/play
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77"Personal responsibility",Wikipedia's W.svg 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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66Ex MachinaWikipedia's W.svg (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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43Kurt SchuschniggWikipedia's W.svg Leader of Austria until Anschluss.
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46Engelbert DollfussWikipedia's W.svg Leader of Austria before Anschluss. Founder of Austrofascism.
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50Philippe PétainWikipedia's W.svg Leader of Vichy France during WW2
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54Jozef TisoWikipedia's W.svg 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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61Ioannis MetaxasWikipedia's W.svg Fascist ruler of Greece from 1936-1941. Lost to Mussolini in the Greco-Italian War.
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71StoicismWikipedia's W.svg 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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68The Knights of ColumbusWikipedia's W.svg 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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63CommunitarianismWikipedia's W.svg It's fiscally liberal (social security, universal healthcare) while being socially conservative (ban abortion, traditional values).
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44Kenneth Anger:Wikipedia's W.svg 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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61ChrismukkahWikipedia's W.svg 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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72WehraboosCreate draft 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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82InterstellarWikipedia's W.svg 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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76Deus Ex,Wikipedia's W.svg a series of video games rife with real world conspiracy theories.
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70The 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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62Robert ChambersWikipedia's W.svg 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,Wikipedia's W.svg 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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66Óscar RomeroWikipedia's W.svg 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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58MoonshineWikipedia's W.svg is illicitly distilled or smuggled liquor.
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100Adolf EichmannWikipedia's W.svg 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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76Solar 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.[38][39]
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70Powdered 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. [40] (Another Thunderf00t video)
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91The Great DictatorWikipedia's W.svg 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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81Savant syndromeWikipedia's W.svg 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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73The Passing of the Great RaceWikipedia's W.svg 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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63The AhnenerbeWikipedia's W.svg 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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67James Clerk MaxwellWikipedia's W.svg, 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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64Dan BarkerWikipedia's W.svg 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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67Night of Shattered GlassWikipedia's W.svg The Nazi purge & riot of Jewish ghettos
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67Night of Long KnivesWikipedia's W.svg The Nazi purge of political dissidents as well as people who helped Hitler rise to power.
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65BlackshirtsWikipedia's W.svg Fascist militants who were instrumental to Mussolini's rise to power.
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59SAWikipedia's W.svg 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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52Thule SocietyWikipedia's W.svg Early 1920s German occultic society that would later inspire the Nazis.
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54Nazi OccultismWikipedia's W.svg The occult beliefs that the nazis had, especially when it came to Atlantis, Thule, magic, neo-paganism, etc.