The Skeptical Cinephile: A Review of “Over a Barrel” (Documentary)

In September of 2019, Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced the establishment of a public inquiry into the sources of funding behind anti-pipeline activism in the province, as well as the opening of a digital tipline to which citizens can report suspected instances of foreign funding of such activism. It was a bizarre and costly decision... Continue Reading →

Satanic Panic and Recovered Memory in the News

What do "Satanic Mormon" child abuse rings and a glam cult leader have in common? This therapist: On Wednesday (October 3, 2018), six people filed a lawsuit in federal court against a John and Jane Doe who have been identified as Robert and Brenda Miles. The six adult plaintiffs allege that the couple sexually abused... Continue Reading →

Pedo Panic in the UK: Introduction

The recent arrest of the anti-Islam mouthpiece known as "Tommy Robinson" in Leeds has brought to my attention a troubling issue that has plagued the UK for over a decade: Moral and racial hysteria surrounding so-called "grooming gangs." I have to admit that I had been only vaguely aware of this phenomenon up until now.... Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About the Arrest and Conviction of “Tommy Robinson”

This post will be part of a series, Pedo Panic in the UK, to be appearing here shortly. That series will dissect the "grooming gang" hysteria that has gripped parts of England for over a decade, the numerous historical child abuse inquiries that have been launched to uncover possible abuses committed years ago (some of... Continue Reading →

Pizzagate: Attack of the Satanic Gay Pedo Cannibal Democrats (Part II)

The Pizzagate Timeline The Birth of an Hypothesis: The Pizzagate Timeline There were three main phases in the development of Pizzagate, each involving distinct (yet interlinked) entities on social media. Phase I (early July to late October 2016): Hints of "something big" involving Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and child trafficking show up on 4chan, the... Continue Reading →

Pizzagate: Attack of the Satanic Gay Pedo Cannibal Democrats

PART I: Overview The 411 and the Major PlayersHans and I are back after a two-year hiatus, and we have been eating a lot of pizza lately. Why can't the global elite operate their child trafficking rings out of juiceterias? #smoothiegate Fifteen months have passed since Pizzagate first blew up all over social media, and most... Continue Reading →

The War on Christmas is Real

The Espresso Shot Heard Round the World On November 5, Arizona vlogger and possible psychopath Joshua Feuerstein posted a Facebook video calling for a worldwide movement to force Starbucks to acknowledge Christmas.  His rant went viral, topping 12 million views in just three days. Feuerstein was incensed that the world's largest coffee chain had removed... Continue Reading →

Apologies for the Gary Webb Tease

Yesterday, I briefly posted a piece on the death of journalist Gary Webb. This was actually a draft of a post that I don't intend to publish until later in the week, so my apologies to those who saw the post in their readers and attempted to access it. - SME

2014: The Year in Psychic Fail

It's that time of year again: Time to review some of the psychic predictions made for last year. Sylvia Browne is out of the picture now, but as Illuminutti has pointed out, she made one last set of predictions that turned out to be very wrong. How did the upstart psychics fare? Nikki, "Psychic to... Continue Reading →

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