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Wanted to get your feedback on a possible text change on the main page for new visitors. It currently says: "Do you value free speech and civil discussions? Join the IDW movement!" Thinking something more descriptive such as: "Do you value ...
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Admin 8 Online Dec 28, 2019 Dec 28, 2019 3636 comments
Are you a "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" person? Either way, best wishes to you and thanks for participation this past year!
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Admin 8 Online Dec 24, 2019 Dec 24, 2019 3636 comments
Is it time to rebrand this site away from the "Intellectual Dark Web" and into something more general about cognitive liberty, freedom of speech and Enlightenment values? Our guiding goal is to elevate truth and undermining the false narratives that...
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Admin 8 Online Dec 24, 2019 Dec 24, 2019 2323 comments
Happy to announce that after almost a year of development, Dave Rubin finally announced his online platform for creators - a mix of Patreon + YouTube + Facebook (with Twitter in the works). It's called Locals.com ... see [locals.com] I'm one ...
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Admin 8 Online Dec 7, 2019 Dec 7, 2019 55 comments
Is all fair in love and war? I got an email today requesting that I join 1000 others in (falsely / indiscriminately) accusing PragerU of racist “hate“ speech. Could this ironically be considered an act to incite violence on a speaker? Are ...
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Admin 8 Online Nov 7, 2019 Nov 7, 2019 3636 comments
Is the homeless "epidemic" getting better or worse? The media portrays the cities of the US west coast as teaming with homeless people while national rate of homeless is going down. Is this due to a migration of homeless or something else?
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Admin 8 Online Aug 10, 2019 Aug 10, 2019 2626 comments
After the terrible El Paso shooting (young white man targeting "Mexicans"), commentators on the Left quickly put the blame on Trump, guns, and the "Great Replacement conspiracy theory" [thedailybeast.com] while those on the Right blamed liberal ...
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Admin 8 Online Aug 9, 2019 Aug 9, 2019 1818 comments
Is it time to stop using the word "Racist"? That is, if the word has so many different meanings depending on the context, speaker/author's demographic or the political view of the audience, does using such an ambiguous word create more harm than ...
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Admin 8 Online July 25, 2019 Jul 25, 2019 4949 comments
Are poor black Americans already receiving "slavery reparations" in the form of receiving more from the government than collected in taxes? If so, is it enough? If so, why is not mentioned? Should it be? Every election cycle, the topic of ...
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Admin 8 Online July 19, 2019 Jul 19, 2019 2424 comments
What films would you suggest young Liberals watch to better appreciate classical liberal values - such as a limited government and the freedom of the individual. If you make a list, please sort it by the ones you feel will make the most positive ...
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Admin 8 Online July 6, 2019 Jul 6, 2019 2929 comments
Can we stop the "civil war" in Western countries from escalating? While it's debatable if the present circumstances constitute a type of civil war (see Youtube ), we seem to be heading in a dangerous direction. If all war is politics and ...
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Admin 8 Online July 1, 2019 Jul 1, 2019 1818 comments
While watching the first round of Democratic debates last night, I was struck by how choreographed and transparent the Left's overall strategy was laid out. As they were clearly speaking to the activists on the far-Left side of their party, I ...
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Admin 8 Online June 27, 2019 Jun 27, 2019 2424 comments
Reddit restricts access to the very popular "The_Donald" subreddit over alleged policy violations by it's members - averaging 1-2/day (see [reddit.com]. While we understand the challenges of running an open forum, Reddit makes over $100M/year and ...
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Admin 8 Online June 26, 2019 Jun 26, 2019 88 comments
Google as fake news?! Finally a smoking gun on Google bias against conservatives (or even classical liberals)? See Youtube UPDATE: Youtube has since removed the video. see: [projectveritas.com] BTW, if you put a bitchute link in a post, we ...
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Admin 8 Online June 24, 2019 Jun 24, 2019 1010 comments
How would you respond to someone of high intersectionality who claims to be systematically oppressed by straight white cis-gendered (not transmen) Christian men? For example, "Are there some benefits of being LGBTQX, not-white, transpersoned, ...
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Admin 8 Online June 22, 2019 Jun 22, 2019 3535 comments
Is political bias in media/youtube centrally coordinated or emergent from each outlet trying to maximize views/clicks? If it is centrally coordinated, who or what are the organizations setting the agenda or narrative? With the latest round of ...
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Admin 8 Online June 15, 2019 Jun 15, 2019 1616 comments
Is science-denialism the same on the Left as it is on the Right? Conservatives (mostly in the US) often deny scientifically-backed man-made climate change [skepticalscience.com] whereas people on the Left deny scientifically-backed Race-IQ ...
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Admin 8 Online June 12, 2019 Jun 12, 2019 3838 comments
What's your thoughts about adding a way for group members to voluntarily send money to the group owner without any fees by us? This is in response to the latest rounds of demonetization at Youtube including Stephen Crowder. Attached is a quick ...
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Admin 8 Online June 8, 2019 Jun 8, 2019 1111 comments
POLL Are Liberals or Conservatives becoming more anti-Semitic or neither? A common theme of Liberal claims against Conservatives is that they are Nazis (inc., white supremacists). A similar theme of Conservative claims against Liberals is that they're ...
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Admin 8 Online June 6, 2019 Jun 6, 2019 2020 comments
Nordstroms, a US retailer, happily sells "The future is female" T-shirts [shop.nordstrom.com] based on the 1970s slogan. Should a shirt that, in essence, is promoting a future without men, be considered similar to a shirt saying "F you, women"?...
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Admin 8 Online May 31, 2019 May 31, 2019 2828 comments
Is there anyway to stop big tech firms from influencing elections? Last week, Youtube demonetized Carl Benjamin during his run for a seat in UK's parliament citing his history of making off-colored jokes in his tweets and videos [independent.co.uk]....
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Admin 8 Online May 18, 2019 May 18, 2019 2121 comments
Thoughts on “Disadvantage Scores” in college admissions. [npr.org] Getting the most value out of everyone is key to a successful society - for every capable person who's overlooked is a lost opportunity. It’s been argued that the college ...
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Admin 8 Online May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019 2020 comments
POLL The Left-leaning media like to create and champion underdog stories where an identity-based victim group is being oppressed by straight, white men (SWM). Each of these groups focus on a single issue such as sexism, racism, religion, or sexual ...
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Admin 8 Online May 16, 2019 May 16, 2019 1717 comments
POLL Can assholes help move a conversation forward? While our posting policy here may be summarized as, "don't be an asshole", there is a claim that sometimes we need mean-spirited troll-types to verbally "blow things up" so that cooler, and more reasoned...
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Admin 8 Online May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 2626 comments
Is there an antidote to third wave Feminism? Note: for simplicity, let's leave out Abortion in this discussion. As Feminism has racked up many mostly universally celebrated victories of equality for women (vote, anti-discrimination, birth control),...
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Admin 8 Online May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 1818 comments


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