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    what's the origin of the phrase "tin foil hat"?  I thought this might be as good a diary as any to finally pose that question..

    "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemely swear.."

    by cgvjelly on Fri Dec 26, 2008 at 02:53:41 PM PST

    •  I find "tin foil" used a lot at right-winger (1+ / 0-)
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      websites.  wiki:

      tin-foil hat is a piece of headgear made from one or more sheets of aluminium foil or similar material. Some people wear the hats in the belief that they act to shield the brain from such influences as electromagnetic fields, or against mind control and/or mind reading.

      The concept of wearing a tinfoil hat for protection from such threats has become a popular stereotype and term of derision; the phrase serves as a byword for paranoia and is associated with conspiracy theorists.

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