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Another Fraud Rick Simpson Cannabis Fake Cure Story

If you hang around the internet long enough, you’ll come across a heartfelt story about how cannabis oil has saved some poor schmuck’s kid or dad or wife from cancer. Sure, the testimonials are poorly written and a bit rough around the edges, but that actually is kind of weirdly reassuring. I mean, if it […]

How to Make People Think More People are Killed with Hammers than with Guns

It is demonstrably untrue that more people are killed each year with fists and hammers than guns. The FBI’s Crime in the United States Report expanded homicide data in Table Number 8 (source | source) demonstrates that firearms in general kill many more people than are killed by blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) or the […]

Lewiston, Maine continues to Experience a Decline in Crime after Somali Immigration

For years now, there have been people who don’t like the fact that immigrants from Somalia have settled in Lewiston, Maine. Some of the people who don’t like Somalis have been claiming that since the arrival of Somali immigrants in Lewiston in 2001, the crime rate has gone up.

But this is just not true. […]

Fraud E-mail Spam Promoting Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil is Doubly Despicable

Earlier this week, we here at Irregular Times received a comment from one “Ahsa Durrow”:

“Hello my name is Ahsa Durrow from united state of America and I want to thank rick simpson and the entire management of ricksimpsonmedicalservices for their life saving cannabis oil that cured my Dad’s thyroid cancer,the doctor told us there […]

Has Barack Obama Failed to Speak Out on Murdered Cops?

The viral image of outrage of the moment:

Is the image accurate?

Ten seconds — literally ten seconds — on a search engine yields headlines to directly to the contrary:

President Obama: Violence Against Police Is Completely Unacceptable, September 1 2015

“I also promised that I would continue to highlight the uncommon bravery that […]

Has More Immigration Led to Higher Crime in the United States?


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and Uniform Crime Reports.

Someone tell Donald Trump.


A New Low in Race-Based Immigrant Bashing: “Proving” Somalis Have Lower IQs Without Measuring Somalis’ IQ

Since I moved to Maine six years ago, I’ve heard a fair number of people tell the story that Somali immigrants have turned Lewiston into the most crime-ridden city in Maine. Two years ago, I decided to stop listening to stories and start looking at actual crime statistics. The truth is that the city of […]

Five Years in, How’s the American-Muslim-Majority-in-Twenty-Years Trend Coming Along?

In 2010 and again in 2011, American conspiracy theorists insisted that “in twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. and Canada to elect the President and Prime Minister.” In the United States, that would take a population majority.

It’s 2015 now, five years in to that imagined twenty-year span. How’s the […]

Did Stephen Hawking Really Say that Believers in God are Standing on Ground as Solid as Scientists?

This morning, J. Clare Peteet posts the following in a comment to Irregular Times:

J Clifford, science admits it cannot tell us what caused the Big Bang….

The famous astrophysical scientist, Stephen Hawking, says, “Anyone who chooses to believe in a Universal Creator is standing on ground as solid as a scientist who denies Creative […]

Fact Check: Did Sean Hyman use the Bible to Predict Best Buy Stocks Sinking to $11 a Share?

Today I received a spam e-mail message linking to the conservative website “NewsMax,” on which the following claim was made:

What the Bible Says About Money (Shocking)

Most people know Sean Hyman from his regular appearances on Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg Television, but what they don’t know is that Sean is a former pastor, […]

America, Your Child is Safe from Murder. Your Child is Safer from Murder in School.

Last week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its annual report on safety in U.S. schools, bringing our knowledge of school killings up to date for the 2011-2012 school year. Our mass media worries incessantly about the murder of children in the United States, but if you read the report you’ll learn two things.

First, […]