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Milo Yiannopoulos gets banned from attending furry convention[edit]

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/milo-adopts-fursona-but-furries-say-no-thanks/ He was also planning on hosting a propaganda pannel along with a neo-nazi furry group but he got banned before he could even do it. He's now claiming the termination of his ticket was "a breach of contract" and he's threatening to attend anyway. RockfordRoe (talk) 22:18, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Dinesh D'Souza shares "#burnthejews" hashtag.[edit]


This link should be included in his RW page in some way. — Unsigned, by: Az curmudgeon / talk / contribs

Seems fair to me, 5 dancing Israeli mossad agents on fbi file celebrating the greatest American tragedy while it was happening, also went on a talk show and specified they were there to document an event they supposedly had no prior knowledge of. Can someone debate this point or just instaban me cause you dont like what I have to say — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

"America's First Non-Binary Person" decides he's just had too much porn[edit]

Found this from the Android SmartNews app, which I'm beginning to decide is seriously mis-named. He used to be a trans woman, then decided he was "America's first non-binary", now says "it's all a sham" and explicitly calls out Autogynephilia as the "cause". And the story is featured on the "news" page of The Heritage Foundation. Pere Ubu (talk) 19:31, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

I feel like non-binary people will be quite surprised to find that the concept only dates to 2016, given that it had already surpassed the nearly synonymous(and much older) term "genderqueer" in 2014. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 20:16, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

"yang gang"[edit]

The inevitable consequence of this is we're gonna find out, that, no memes were not even slightly responsible for the election of donald trump, and it was in fact: constant unearned media coverage, american voters being complete dumbasses who can write their own ideals onto almost any politician, the fact that republican base vote consistently with no concern for how complete shit their candidates are, and that the democrats managed to pick the single most likely to lose candidate from their field of primary choices in 2016. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:05, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

effective altruism[edit]

Remember when this charity was actually built on minimizing harm to human beings? There just needs to be a law that whenever you deem spreading your ideology is the ultimate good in the world, you get shot and replaced with better people. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:27, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

the list of other worthy recipients is also fucking amazing, let's not minimise the clogginess here - David Gerard (talk) 11:39, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
70k for a webpage where people vote on what they think is going to happen. Amazing. And for a moment, I had a hope that the 150k they gave to "CFAR" was the "center for aids research". 18k for a goddamn 2 day workshop on the dangers of AI? The mind boggles at the harm that could be reduced with this money. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 14:57, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
As a member of the EA movement, I was very surprised by this donation recommendation. My hunch is that they received too few "valid" applications for funding, given the unexpectedly large donation to the fund that they received, and ended up recommending funding them all, which suggests that (a) they are failing to sufficiently publicise this fund, and (b) if you think you could come up with a better use for that money that's EA-relevant and related to the "long-term future" of humanity, you actually should submit an application for funding (next time), because you might actually get funded. I'm totally serious about this, by the way.--Greenrd (talk) 07:51, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
just picturing them coughing up their skulls in horror at having to consider an application from RationalWiki, an educational 501(c)3 - David Gerard (talk) 13:49, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

We should let China spy on us? Wait, what!?[edit]

Here's a bizarre article from the Washington post, We Should Let China Spy On Us. --2001:8003:4163:AD00:E133:E9DE:EE3:ACB0 (talk) 16:39, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

I thought it was bizarre from the headline - but then I read it and thought it made some good points actually.--Greenrd (talk) 12:15, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

No we should not, there is no price or freedom, fuck off. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

For fuck's sake, please, this is not difficult! Sign your posts with (~~~~) or (if that's too fucking hard) by clicking on the fucking sign BUTTON: SigButt.png on the toolbar above the edit panel. (You can indent successive talk page comments using one more colon (:) for each line.) This keeps the place tidy and stops you looking like a complete arsing tool so please, just fucking do it already.

Seeing as the WIGO page is locked...[edit]

... can somebody add this?

"Fireman prophet" Mark Taylor blames Dems for Missouri tornadoes as revenge for anti-abortion bills. RoundeTheeHorne (talk) 18:36, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Sho' nuff. Cosmikdebris (talk) 19:37, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Metric System[edit]

In a scene straight out of Bizarro World, Tucker Carlson complains that the world has fallen under "the yoke of tyranny" of the... metric system.

If somebody who can edit the WIGO page wants to post this, go ahead. RoundeTheeHorne (talk) 18:22, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Aborted baby blood libel[edit]

What the fuck is this shit? [1] LMFAO. Oxyaena Harass 23:36, 6 June 2019 (UTC)


I actually read that article in question before it was posted here. In a nutshell, it's this: JAQing off. Oxyaena Harass 15:50, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

Brexit = end of the Union[edit]

Why is this in Clogs? It's been a concern since before the referendum and is discussed seriously by people on all points of the political spectrum. Or is it an excuse to dig at the author and her politics? LondonGrump (talk) 07:02, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

ive moved it to blogs. the UK is finished. AMassiveGay (talk) 09:47, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
It definitely seems to be a dig at Dawn Foster, but the idea that Brexit will break up the UK has featured widely in academic [2] and news sources across the political spectrum[3][4][5][6][7], with John Major and Gordon Brown amongst political figures to mention it. The main criticism of the Foster post would be that it's not saying anything new. --Annanoon (talk) 10:13, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
its not saying anything we have postd in blogs though. (I have though, since the referendum, constantly. its always been clear from the start - the Scottish idependence ref was so tight and so divisive.) AMassiveGay (talk) 10:28, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

"It's just a joke"[edit]

But I also feel the military from Area 51 has to respond to a joke post either way. It's not really them taking a joke "too seriously", it's more of a damned you do damned you don't kinda of thing when it comes to Internet shitposters. They also may end up getting serious people on board. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 18:00, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

serious people on board, read - idiots. what would they expect to achieve? warehouses full of flying saucers? grey men wandering around? its not like they haven't given them adequate warning to hide anything from another planet if there was anything. AMassiveGay (talk) 18:14, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
PizzaGate being ludicrous didn't really seem to stop an idiot from waltzing in there. I wouldn't underestimate human stupidity. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 18:17, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
On the other hand, a government seeing a not insubstantial percentage of its citizens concerned about their secrecy, even in jest, and deciding the correct response is to fucking shoot them. It's hard not to sympathize with the kooks(and irony shitposters). ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 18:28, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Will the government actually shoot a bunch of civilians? That's horseshit. Oxyaena Harass 19:36, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Given that the US government dropped bombs in Philly on civies once, I dunno why you think its bullshit. Revolverman (talk) 20:13, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
No, I don't think that. More likely they'll use local police or MPs to deploy traditional crowd control countermeasures such as "Please disperse" instructions followed by symbolic arrests, tear gas, and bean bag guns. However, they did heavily imply in a public announcement that lethal force was appropriate where necessary. Which is fucked up. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:52, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

You must watch the Margaret Thatcher video[edit]

it is the best thing ever and I too came here just to post it. It's only three minutes - David Gerard (talk) 08:13, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Note to the phantom sub editor who amended the Steve Baker post[edit]

I did think about citing Paradise Lost in the post but didn't because a)Satan is a fictional character so any quote attributed to him is not real b)I doubt Steve Baker knows Milton from his arsehole and c) it has greater impact and connotes that Steve Baker is an evil fuckwit. Not quite Giles Coren vs The Times subs - fuck Giles Coren anyway - but I've reverted your edit. LondonGrump (talk) 14:25, 6 October 2019 (UTC)