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The Irish election was yesterday and Sinn Fein got more seats than they have in the past 50 years. Here's the local candidate I voted for (trust me, worth a read)
7 days ago by RuckFeddit to /s/politics from en.wikipedia.org
10 days ago by MASTERLEEBAMBI to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about the "Davy Crockett" M-29 portable nuclear warhead mortar gun, made in the 1950s
13 days ago by magnora7 to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
TIL Scholars now think that human writing independently developed in at least five ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia/Sumer (between 3400 and 3100 BC), Egypt (around 3250 BC), China (2000 BC), Mesoamerica (by 650 BC), and Peru (by 200 CE)
16 days ago by magnora7 to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
imagine thinking captain content is poor when his uncle is literally xavi that played on barcelona.
22 days ago by TheGreatKitDuncan to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from en.wikipedia.org
Don't forget, Kobe raped a girl in 2003....
23 days ago by Teh_Pwner to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from en.wikipedia.org
Remember the Integrity Initiative Leak? Guess how many sentences there are on it in Wikipedia...?
22 days ago by Robin to /s/DownTheMemoryHole from en.wikipedia.org
Stanley Fischer, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, is an Israeli dual citizen who previously worked for the World Bank and the Bank of Israel
24 days ago by SomeBoringRandomDude to /s/Rothschilds from en.wikipedia.org
og nl and attilla would have 30 viewers if they didn't live in the house FUCK THEM their irrelevent leeches!
27 days ago by ddd3ddd3 to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from en.wikipedia.org
Can someone inform faggot ginger?
1 month ago by Cxposed to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from en.wikipedia.org
Felony Charles grand dad was an abolitionist
1 month ago by shtposter9000 to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from en.wikipedia.org
Fred Hampton Cause of Death: gunshot, point-blank range, December 4, 1969, age 21, "Given revelations about the illegal COINTELPRO program and documents associated with the killings, scholars now widely consider Hampton's death an assassination under the FBI's initiative"
1 month ago by EndlessSunflowers to /s/conspiracy from en.wikipedia.org
Why we don't like Greta Thunburg - Samantha Smith
1 month ago by sproketboy to /s/whatever from en.wikipedia.org
TIL: The 4 richest banks in the world are all based in the same country, which surprised me.
2 months ago by Robin to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
Malizia II - Wikipedia
2 months ago by useless_aether to /s/Rothschilds from en.wikipedia.org
UN Secretary General, António Guterres is the former President of the Socialist International.
2 months ago by useless_aether to /s/communismwatch from en.wikipedia.org
catch up niggers and read what we have access to here. an mma legend that hasnt won a fight in 3 years desperate for a way to make money and no other real skills he is funny, fearless, and wants to livestream. stop wasting time with boring ass leeches doing the same shit everyday
2 months ago by burgerbroyo to /s/Ice_Poseidon2 from en.wikipedia.org
Patented in 1857, the phonautograph was the earliest known device to record sound, but had no means of playback. The recordings were first converted back into sound in 2008.
The man behind Spinoza - Franciscus van den Enden
2 months ago by useless_aether to /s/Jesuits from en.wikipedia.org
Quinnipiac University is a private university in Hamden, Connecticut. The university grants undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communication, School of Law, etc. The university hosts the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
2 months ago by Orangutan to /s/politics from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about the Starlink sat constellation
2 months ago by useless_aether to /s/Internet from en.wikipedia.org
Eugenics Became Crypto-Eugenics After Being Marginalized Due to the Exposure of Nazi Germany's Doings In Eugenics' Name
2 months ago by CompleteDoubterII to /s/conspiracy from en.wikipedia.org
List of monarchs who were Freemasons
3 months ago by magnora7 to /s/Collusion from en.wikipedia.org
List of presidents of the United States who were Freemasons
TIL Jon Stewart is a vegetarian, his wife is a vegan, and they have a 12-acre farm for abused animals
3 months ago by BeSelfless to /s/Vegetarian from en.wikipedia.org
only low IQ incels dont see how poetry and literature are alpha activities. Guy's friends said he took more pride in his sex life than in his books.
3 months ago by stiggy to /s/Incels from en.wikipedia.org
YSK: "Natural Flavor" is Beaver butt juice
4 months ago by spacedolphin to /s/Food from en.wikipedia.org
TIL of the Great Male Renunciation
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
The Colombian Banana massacre.
4 months ago by HibikiBlack to /s/conspiracy from en.wikipedia.org
Regime change is the replacement of one government regime with another. Regime change may replace all or part of the state's most critical leadership system, administrative apparatus, or bureaucracy. Regime change can occur through inside change caused by revolution, coup d'état or reconstruction...
4 months ago by Orangutan to /s/politics from en.wikipedia.org
A coup d'état, also known as a putsch (German:/pʊtʃ/), a golpe de estado (Spanish/Portuguese), or simply as a coup, means the overthrow of an existing government; typically, this refers to an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power by a dictator, the military, or a political faction.
TIL that in 2003, two men flew a Boeing 727 away from an Angolan airport and it has never been seen since.
4 months ago by Robin to /s/TodayILearned from en.wikipedia.org
Zognald Trumpsteins page just got a blue lock everyone! Kushner confirmed
5 months ago by [deleted] to /s/conspiracy from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about the Soucouyant, or Loogaroo. (I'm pretty sure that HRC is a loogaroo)
5 months ago by Tom_Bombadil to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
5 months ago by RunnerUp to /s/Honduras from en.wikipedia.org
In February this year Wikipedia voted on whether to delete its entire article on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
5 months ago by Robin to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
Wikipedia's Deletion log - Currently still there, but harder to find than ever after recent changes. A useful tool for anyone looking at cover-ups. If the deletion log itself got deleted or hidden, how would we know...?
5 months ago by Robin to /s/DownTheMemoryHole from en.wikipedia.org
List of UFC Events
5 months ago by nflstream to /s/ufc from en.wikipedia.org
Fall of the Roman Empire | The Fall of the Western Roman Empire (also called Fall of the Roman Empire or Fall of Rome) was the process of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which the Empire failed to enforce its rule, and its vast territory was divided into several successor polities.
6 months ago by Orangutan to /s/politics from en.wikipedia.org
August 5 and 14 of 2019 have seen the 7th and 8th largest point drops of the S&P 500 ever recorded
6 months ago by magnora7 to /s/finance from en.wikipedia.org
6 months ago by HibikiBlack to /s/conspiracy from en.wikipedia.org
Wikipedia's page "suicide watch" history. The edit as of 15:17, 10 August 2019 is now hidden from all but 41 wikipedia admins.
6 months ago by Robin to /s/censorship from en.wikipedia.org
Wikipedia's "suicide watch" page has had over 75 recent edits, all reverted immediately, before it was semi-protected. Currently it has a one sentence mention that he "killed himself", on the end of a paragraph about someone else.
Falkirk Wheel - a rotating boat lift in Falkirk, central Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
7 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/engineering from en.wikipedia.org
In the 1940s through the 1960s, the Quebec government collaborated with the Catholic Church to falsely certify 20,000 "orphaned" children as mentally ill and confine them to psychiatric institutions. The orphans were then subjected to medical experimentation and sexual abuse.
7 months ago by HibikiBlack to /s/conspiracy from en.wikipedia.org
Black Cube - private intelligence agency (London, Paris, Tel Aviv since 2010) former Israeli intelligence, Aman, Mossad, Shin Bet, with legal and financial experts for "litigation support" as they provide intel, evidence & advisory services in multi-jurisdictional legal & white collar crime cases.
7 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Intelligence from en.wikipedia.org
Black box - (science, computing, engineering) a device, system or object viewed only in terms of inputs and outputs (or transfer characteristics), "opaque" (black) non-transparent faith-based implementation, without knowledge of its internal workings.
7 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/OpenScience_Scientism from en.wikipedia.org
Fragging - deliberate killing or attempt of a fellow soldier, usually superior officer. Now encompassing any direct deliberate means, coined in the Vietnam War most often with fragmentation grenade "accidents" or in enemy combat, especially symptomatic of the war's unpopularity in the latter years.
7 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/WarWatch from en.wikipedia.org
Wikipedia's article about Isaac Kappy was deleted 3 days after his violent death since it did not contain a "credible claim of significance".
7 months ago by Robin to /s/censorship from en.wikipedia.org
In 2008 as U.S. Attorney, Alexander Acosta approved a plea deal that mostly let Jeffrey Epstein off the hook. Alexander Acosta now is Trump's US Secretary of Labor. Will Epstein be prosecuted this time, or will his political connections get him out of trouble again?
7 months ago by magnora7 to /s/corruption from en.wikipedia.org
Mani pulite (Italian for "clean hands") was a nationwide investigation into political corruption in Italy in the 1990s, resulting in the demise and disappearance of many political parties. As many as 5,000 public figures fell under suspicion and more than half of Parliament were under indictment
7 months ago by Orangutan to /s/conspiracy from en.wikipedia.org
The Raft of the Medusa
7 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Art from en.wikipedia.org
The CIA and Operation Mockingbird.
Crokinole - a circular dexterity board game, akin to pitchnut, carrom, marbles, and shove ha'penny, knipsbrat, shuffleboard, and curling - but table-top sized. Players take turns trying to shoot discs onto higher-scoring regions while knocking away opposing discs.
7 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Retrogames from en.wikipedia.org
Black Tiger - known in Japan as Black Dragon (Japanese: ブラックドラゴン Hepburn: Burakku Doragon), is a 1987 platform game released for arcade by Capcom. - [ From highschool, at lunch we used to go to the mall and play this. ]
Rally 'round The Flag effect (or syndrome) - a political science & international relations concept of increased short-run popular support of PotUS during periods of international crisis or war. As it can reduce criticism of governmental policies, it's seen as a factor of diversionary foreign policy.
8 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/WarWatch from en.wikipedia.org
1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg
8 months ago by Optimus85 to /s/UFO from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about the Pfeilstorch (German for "arrow stork")
8 months ago by Mnemonic to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
"On this day June 8, 1967 – The Israeli Air Force attacked the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty (pictured) in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 173." - [ SHOCKINGLY on the front page of Wikipedia. Maybe there is hope truth will out. ]
8 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/history from en.wikipedia.org
The Hôtel du Lac (English: Lake Hotel) is a hotel in Tunis, Tunisia. The building was designed in the Brutalist style by the Italian architect Raffaele Contigiani and built from 1970 to 1973 for the Tunisian government of Habib Bourguiba.
8 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Architecture from en.wikipedia.org
TIL the board game "Snakes and Ladders" or "Chutes and Ladders" was invented in the 2nd Century in India
9 months ago by magnora7 to /s/TodayILearned from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about how BBC once convinced people Spaghetti grew on trees. In 1957,BBC broadcast a 3min program about Switzerland farms growing Spaghetti trees. The farmers harvested them and put in the sun to dry them.The presenter explained Spaghetti always grows to the same length. People believed it.
9 months ago by magnora7 to /s/whatever from en.wikipedia.org
After Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace in 1999, walking out of the theatre past the next audience waiting, I loudly said, "I can't believe they killed Chewbacca!" The next crowd got really angry like it was a legit spoiler. Sadly the original Chewbacca has actually died. RIP Peter Mayhew.
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/StarWars from en.wikipedia.org
Fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) - a disinfo strategy used in sales, marketing, public relations, politics, cults, propaganda, software, hardware, and tech industries, generally to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and manifesting an appeal to fear.
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/propaganda from en.wikipedia.org
WireGuard - a FLOSS application and communication protocol that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques to create secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations, run as a module in the Linux kernel aiming to beat IPsec and OpenVPN tunneling protocol performances.
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Linux from en.wikipedia.org
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/FLOSS from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about Van Eck phreaking
9 months ago by Mnemonic to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
Wikipedia Censorship: They list ~300 Bilderberg participants, so I linked in the Wikispooks list of the 2853 members mentioned in the official guests lists. Guess what happened 18 minutes later...
9 months ago by Robin to /s/censorship from en.wikipedia.org
Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to vaccines. More than 1 billion doses of vaccines produced yearly to immunize more than 500 million people against 20 infectious diseases
9 months ago by Orangutan to /s/Health from en.wikipedia.org
Free and open-source software (FOSS) is both free and open-source unlike proprietary software, and anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
Gratis versus libre (no cost vs no restriction, or free stuff vs freedom)
Open source - a term for a product with permission to use its source code, design documents, or content, most commonly referring the model, where software or other products are released under a license. Originating with software, it has expanded to cover other open content and collaboration.
GNU Project - a free-software, mass-collaboration project, started by Richard Stallman in 1983, aiming to give users freedom and control over their computers and devices, by collaboratively developing and providing software based on freedom-rights.
Unplanned (2019) - American drama film written/directed by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, based on the memoir Unplanned by Abby Johnson. Follows the life of Johnson as clinic director for Planned Parenthood and her subsequent conversion to anti-abortion activism.
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Sex from en.wikipedia.org
May Day - a May 1st traditional public holiday and ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival in many cultures - AND - International Workers Day, recognition of the working class and many bloody battles and lives lost for rights in a complex largely forgotten history dating back over 1.5 centuries.
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/AlternativeHistory from en.wikipedia.org
TIL about: the Petroleum Warfare Department
Regulatory capture - a form of government failure occurring when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating.
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/RulingClass from en.wikipedia.org
Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) - the deity of the Church of the FSM, or Pastafarianism, a social movement promoting a light-hearted view of religion and opposing creationist's intelligent design. Pastafarianism is a "real, legitimate religion, as much as any other", though some states say not.
9 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Religion from en.wikipedia.org
TIL of the Invention Secrecy Act. The government has a program in place which specifically deals with inventions that are deemed to be "threats to national security" (open thread for choice quotes). There are currently 6102 inventions under lock and key, some of which "pertain to energy generation".
10 months ago by Orangutan to /s/technology from en.wikipedia.org
Fischer–Tropsch process - liquid hydrocarbons made in chemical reactions converting carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of metal catalysts, at 150–300 °C (302–572 °F) under one to several tens of atmospheres of pressure. First developed by Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch in Germany, in 1925.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Energy from en.wikipedia.org
Memetics (aka memeology), a pseudoscience, is the study of information and culture based on an analogy with Darwinian evolution. Memetics describes how an idea can propagate successfully, but doesn't necessarily imply a concept is factual.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Memetics from en.wikipedia.org
sudo apt install marble
10 months ago by chainsaw-subliminals to /s/worldsimulators from en.wikipedia.org
The Treaty to establish an EU constitution never passed. Instead we got the Treaty of Lisbon.
10 months ago by Rakehell to /s/Europe from en.wikipedia.org
Decentralized power is more profitable for 207 reasons, maybe ten times more profitable
10 months ago by Gangster to /s/DecentralizeAllThings from en.wikipedia.org
World War Z by max brooks (book)
10 months ago by poestal to /s/horror from en.wikipedia.org
Guangzhou Opera House (simplified Chinese: 广州大剧院; traditional Chinese: 廣州大劇院; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu dajùyuàn; Jyutping: Gwong2 zau1 daai6 kek6 jyun2) is a Chinese opera house in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it opened in 2010.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Architecture from en.wikipedia.org
Motives for spying - M.I.C.E. = Money, Ideology (patriotism or religion), Compromise/Coercion, Ego (Self-importance)/Extortion/Excitemet - or - R.A.S.C.L.S. = Reciprocation, Authority, Scarcity, Commitment/Consistency, Liking, Social Proof.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Intelligence from en.wikipedia.org
The Canton Fair is a trade fair held in the spring and autumn seasons each year since the spring of 1957 in Canton (Guangzhou), China. It is the oldest, largest, and the most representative trade fair in China.
Active Denial System (ADS) a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by the U.S. military, designed for area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. Informally called the heat ray since it works by heating the surface of targets, such as the skin of targeted human subjects.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Radiation from en.wikipedia.org
Salvator Mundi - Leonardo da Vinci's c. 1500 painting shows Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross and holding a crystal orb in his left, as Salvator Mundi, "Savior of the World", master of the cosmos, and of the 'crystalline sphere' of the Renaissance heavens.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Art from en.wikipedia.org
Triggerfish (surveillance) - a technology of cell phone interception and surveillance using a mobile cellular base station (microcell or picocell). The devices are also known as cell-site simulators or digital analyzers. (see also: Stingray phone tracker)
The Weather Underground Organization (WUO) - a radical left-wing domestic terror group founded on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) with a 1974 political goal to create a revolutionary party to overthrow U.S. imperialism.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/history from en.wikipedia.org
StingRay phone tracker - an IMSI-catcher, a controversial cellular phone surveillance device, 1st manufactured by Harris Corporation for military and intelligence, and now a generic name for similar devices in widespread use by local and state law enforcement agencies across Canada, USA, and UK.
FBI MoneyPak Ransomware - Today's front page of Wikipedia's top Did you know... states "... that the FBI can lock your computer (logo pictured)?" - as clickbait to this article.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Internet from en.wikipedia.org
Dunning–Kruger effect - cognitive bias where people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is, related to illusory superiority, from folk's inability to see their lack of ability, without self-awareness of metacognition to objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/Psychology from en.wikipedia.org
Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia
10 months ago by Vigte to /s/Internet from en.wikipedia.org
Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia - occurs when editors use Wikipedia to advance the interests of their external roles or relationships. The type of COI editing of most concern on Wikipedia is paid editing for public relations purposes.
10 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/censorship from en.wikipedia.org
TIL Hitler wanted to burn Paris to the ground but the order was disobeyed by General Dietrich von Choltitz who believed Hitler was mentally insane
11 months ago by useless_aether to /s/TIL from en.wikipedia.org
TIL The film The Shawshank Redemption remains one of the most valuable assets in Warner Brothers catalog (which has several multi-billion dollar movie franchises) and Bob Gunton (the warden) still makes six figures a year from it.
11 months ago by Orangutan to /s/Movies from en.wikipedia.org
In Search Of Enemies by John R. Stockwell - former CIA officer then critic of US government policies after serving 7 tours of duty over 13 years. As Chief of the Angola Task Force during 1975 covert ops in their civil war, he resigned and wrote the book that influenced Cynthia McKinney.
11 months ago by JasonCarswell to /s/USAmerica from en.wikipedia.org