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John McCain and the infamous Elizabeth “Bailey” O’Bagy — an update

November 22, 2014

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By Misty Lee A year ago when the scientific editors of Selecting Stones wrote about Elizabeth O’Bagy’s exploits in North Africa during the summer of 2007, it was done — as always — in the spirit of class warfare.  But there was more to it, as well.  O’Bagy had somehow inserted herself into Senate deliberations […]

British Political Parties Face Uncertain Future

November 6, 2014

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By Patrick M. Dixon Last Wednesday during Prime Minister’s Questions, Harriet Harman, the deputy leader of the opposition, took her conspicuous seat in the House of Commons wearing a popular t-shirt emblazoned with the message, “This is what a feminist looks like.”  The t-shirt, presumably not the exact same one, was subsequently worn by Ed […]

Mojahedeen Secrets 2.0 and WinRAR: What Software Does ISIS Use?

November 2, 2014

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A Special Investigative Report by Selecting Stones By Dawn Occidere and Frank W. Strauch Last week, Selecting Stones was among the first media outlets on the scene when ISIS released Part 5 of the video series “Lend Me Your Ears,” which features monologues from John Cantlie, a British prisoner held by the Islamic State.  While […]

John Cantlie, British hostage of ISIS, appears in Part 5 of “Lend Me Your Ears”

October 26, 2014

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By Dawn Occidere A few hours ago, at the same time that the Daily Mail was reporting that the Islamic State (ISIS) had released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie, some of our top-notch investigative reporters here at Selecting Stones were already downloading the video from a link located on yet another ISIS […]

Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank: Let’s all be Lithuania!

October 5, 2014

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By Bruno Fournier Last Thursday on October 2, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi announced that the ECB will soon begin additional stimulus measures for the eurozone economy, which could include elements of what is often called quantitative easing.  This means that the central bank will buy up classes of financial assets that it […]

Is ISIS now operating near Oklahoma City?

September 29, 2014

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By Bruno Fournier and Phil Ingram Last Thursday, a man named Alton Nolen beheaded one of his coworkers immediately after getting fired from his job at the Vaughan Foods factory in Moore, Oklahoma. Moore is a suburb of Oklahoma City that also made headlines back in May 2013 when it was devastated by an F5 […]

U.S. to enter Syrian civil war against both sides

September 11, 2014

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By Larry Duvalier So, it seems that the United States of America is finally about to enter the Syrian civil war—fighting against both sides, of course (because that makes sense!).  An enemy of an enemy might be a friend, but nobody wants to be friends with the world’s most famous ophthalmologist: Bashar al‑Assad.  What is […]

Neither Justice Nor Peace: A Few Notes on the Events in Ferguson, Missouri

August 20, 2014

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By Frank W. Strauch Welcome to St. Louis County, where jaywalking (!) can get you killed by the cops! And welcome to the United States of America, a developed country that has outsourced practically all production except its unquestionably world-class weapons industry, leading to a massively overinflated federal defense budget and therefore a huge surplus […]

Minimum Wage and the Military in Minnesota

August 12, 2014

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By Alan L. Maki I hope everyone will share in a point I have to make about the “special treatment” that youth are receiving with the Democrats’ minimum wage increase.  If you notice the Minnesota legislation, it even singles out the ages when these young people are most vulnerable to military recruiters in the high […]

Fake Online Degree Mill Publishes Fake Online Academic Journal

July 22, 2014

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By Dawn Occidere and Frank W. Strauch Every now and then, the scientific editors of Selecting Stones like to dig through some old press releases that they having sitting around on their trash heap in order to see what stupid nonsense PR firms have been promoting lately.  Recently, we came across an old gem from […]

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Destroys Reason

June 14, 2014

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By Frank W. Strauch The United States of America is such a festering cesspool of reactionary irrationalism that even a state with such efficient local government as Maryland has an elected governor who regularly find himself rubbing noses (literally) with some of the world’s most reactionary figures.  And it’s sad, really, given that the state […]

Are Fascists Taking Over the European Parliament?

May 26, 2014

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By Bruno Fournier Unless you have been living under a rock (or in North America or possibly Qatar), then you have undoubtedly heard about the results of yesterday’s elections for the European Parliament.  In a nutshell, Far Right parties made major gains, most notably in France where the neo-fascist Front National — now painted up […]

“Generation Opportunity” and Cool Things You’ll Never See on Selecting Stones

May 17, 2014

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By Rick Skull From time to time the scientific editors of Selecting Stones hold meetings in various undisclosed subterranean locations to discuss the direction of future campaigns.  On occasion it has been suggested that we should run fewer ad hominem attack stories and divert our time to creating more constructive proposals.  Though editorial meetings remain […]

Without Nuts: An English Magazine Goes Tits Up

May 4, 2014

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By Mehmet Shalomovic Last week the United Kingdom saw the final ever publication of Nuts magazine as the ten-year run of the once-popular “lad mag” came to an end.  As we approach around twenty years of the Internet, it is easy to forget how quickly the dispensing of pornography has changed within our lifetimes.  We […]

Power Struggle Rocks Westboro Baptist Church, as Fred Phelps Prepares for Hell

March 19, 2014

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By Frank W. Strauch On Monday, the Topeka Capital-Journal once again proved itself to be powerhouse of investigative journalism by revealing the details of Fred Phelps’s excommunication from Westboro Baptist Church.  Read the full article here. In a nutshell, the rumor is true that Fred Phelps, Sr. was excommunicated last August from the famously Calvinistic […]

The Death of Celluloid: De-skilling in the Cinema Business

January 10, 2014

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By Rick Skull When I grew tired of mopping up vomit in a nightclub in 2003, I applied for a job working for the UCI Cinemas close to my home in Dorset in the United Kingdom.  I passed a basic interview where I was asked questions like “What is your favorite film?” and “What was […]

The Real Threat of Identity Theft

December 5, 2013

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By Amien Essif, of The Gazine Alright, holiday shoppers of 2013 — are you having fun yet?  Did you get your rush on Black Friday, which has now been moved up to Thursday somewhere between the corn casserole and the cranberry relish?  More importantly, did you get your discount?  Great, but don’t let the romance […]

Have you met the mysterious Nicole Tacket?

November 8, 2013

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By Rick Skull “Who is this Nicole Tacket?” a friend asked me a few months ago.  “I noticed she’s friends with you, Bob, and Dick, but I’ve never heard of her before.”  These names have been changed for the purposes of anonymity. I had never met Nicole Tacket either, but realizing that many, many friends […]

Weed and Insect Control in Philadelphia, Morocco: The Long and Tortured Relationship of Islam, I.S.L.A.M., and Lawn Care

October 27, 2013

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By Frank W. Strauch The scientific editors of Selecting Stones have long held a deep fascination with the interesting quasi-Islamic religion known as Moorish Science.  So much so, in fact, that earlier this year we published a lengthy exposé on Taj Tarik Bey, perhaps the Moorish Science Temple of America’s most charismatic spokesman.  It has […]

Fundamentalist Mormons demonstrate greater Reason than U.S. Government

October 7, 2013

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By Frank W. Strauch The scientific editors of Selecting Stones have recently obtained a document of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints via one of our correspondents in the great state of Texas.  The important parts of this document are reproduced in text below, and you can download a scan of […]

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