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Did Ayn Rand use the term “ineptocracy”?

"Ineptocracy" as can be googled today is a certain criticism of democracy. One book (titled Far-Right Fantasy: A Sociology of American Religion and Politics) seems to say that Ayn Rand used the term: ...
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Did US corporations pay demonstrators in the German demonstrations against article 13?

One of the governing parties of Germany - the CDU/CSU - claimed on Twitter that American corporations "bought" demonstrators at the recent demonstrations against article 13: Wenn amerikanische ...
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Did the DNC claim in court that it has no obligation to have a fair and impartial primary?

Some supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders have brought a class action case against the Democratic National Committee. They allege that the DNC unfairly favored Hillary Clinton during the Democratic ...
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Is Stack Exchange the only major network where moderators are democratically elected?

The Stack Exchange 2015 Year in Review blog post claims: After five years of democratically electing moderators, it’s mind blowing that Stack Exchange is still the only major network that embraces ...
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Is Israel the only “Free and Democratic” country in the Middle East?

I read a lot about the State of Israel being the only Free and Democratic country in the Middle East: John McCain: This is really the worst situation by far that any of us have seen as far as U.S.-...
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Was there an electoral fraud during the referendum for the independance of Scotland?

Peter Moore, a francophone Canadian Youtuber, says in a Youtube video that there was an electoral fraud during the referendum about the independance of Scotland. Given the ballot paper looked like ...
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Has a famine ever taken place in a functioning democracy?

Nobel winning economist, Amartya Sen has said: "No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy," he wrote in "Democracy as Freedom" (Anchor, 1999) Source:...
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Were there 1 million fraudulent votes in the 2012 US election?

According to this article: (emphasis mine) But now, for the very first time, comes concrete proof that massive voter fraud might have taken place in the 2012 election, sufficiently widespread to ...
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Was the 2010 Polish presidential Tu-154 plane crash set up?

In 2010, a plane crash killed many top Polish officials. It occurred over Russian soil, and involved an aircraft carrying many politicians and military officials with a strong opposition towards the ...
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Did Barack Obama receive 108% of the vote in one Ohio county?

"Recount the election!" is the 4th most popular petition at whitehouse.gov. It has 69,588 signatures (as of Jan 30, 2012). As justification for the petition, the creator writes: In one county ...
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Did Libya's Central Bank offer loans at 0% interest?

I just watched The illuminati Exposed By Muammar Gaddafi. It's a really good watch (especially for us skeptics), but at one point they said that the reason Muammar al-Gaddafi was overthrown was, not ...
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Did Muammar al-Gaddafi have 95% popular support even when he was being overthrown

I just watched The illuminati Exposed By Muammar Gaddafi on YouTube. It was very interesting, but at one point they said that there was a pro-Gaddafi rally in the Tripoli with 1.7 million people or 95%...