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The SourceWatch Reference Desk serves much the same function as a library reference desk. Do you have a research question you want answered? Post it here under "New questions" and one of the SourceWatch citizen editors or a member of the staff will answer it!


There is a candidate in MI-09 who has announced and doesn't have a page yet (Nancy Skinner). I have no idea where to begin or to find a template for a candidate's page.


I am investigating a likely sock-puppet for a writer who is featured on this site, and who has in fact been accused of editing his own page here as a sock-puppet. Could someone please contact me to advise me on techniques to prove such an allegation?

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Weston A Price Foundation

WESTON A PRICE FOUNDATION - Who Are They And Who Funds them?

Have noticed a lot of anti-soy, anti-vegetarian information coming out from this group, does anyone have any more information on them? cheers

Calculate the exact shape of the airplanes that crashed into WTC on 9-11

The 9-11 Truth Movement SourceWatch article links to conspiracy theories claiming, among other things, that the shapes of the planes which are seen flying into the WTC tower are not identical to what they should be according to the official story. In order to prove or disprove these claims it would be important to calculate a reliable numerical 3-dimensional model of each of the planes that crashed into the WTC towers. These calculations should take into account all available images in the highest available resolution, and use some kind of "best fit" method to compute the shapes of the planes and trustworthy error estimates.

Foundation for a Better Life

Can anyone figure out what in the world The Foundation For a Better Life is? It looks incredibly suspicious. [1] AaronSw 00:43, 14 Feb 2005 (EST)

Check out San Diego Indy Media. Appears Phil Anschutz is behind it. He's a conservative oil, media and movie guy out of Denver. Spacegrit 11:50 PM 2005 (WST)

Also seems to be closely linked to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

Request for data regarding Anne Duke

 (a relocated query which was the whote content 
   of a new stub created 21:53, 3 Jan 2006 by
    --Hugh Manatee 03:12, 4 Jan 2006 (EST)

Anne Duke -- (is she a tobacco Duke?)

Could we investigate the background of Anne Duke, Associate of ASG and apparent spokesperson when the client was Blackwater?

Her biography on the company Web site lists "a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Political Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee," adding that "Anne is an active member in the Junior League of Washington, as well as a participant in a number of other community service endeavors."

What relation is she, if any, to the Doris Duke tobacco fortune?

Just asking!


When citing, what format are we supposed to use? And when do we use the "ref" tag as opposed to the [] "bracket" method of citing?

And where is the talkpage? I forgot, and need to talk to the editor.

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