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Are private doctor's consultation fees higher in India than the USA? [closed]

WION TV did a survey regarding the upcoming Modi-Trump meet. SPUD Cost is higher in US when compare to India. From school to college; US people spent more than India. but when it comes to ...
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Can USA's president launch nukes whenever/wherever? [duplicate]

Many people complaining the current (or former) president of USA mention the fact that "he has the ability to launch nukes wherever and whenever he wants", "he has all the launch codes of the nukes", ...
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Do Taiwanese-Americans and Filipino-Americans have higher median incomes than White Americans?

According to Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson: if you look at household median income, the top three slots are not white man. They are all people of color that the number one is Indians and number ...
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Did Rohnert Park officials justify a police officer pulling a gun because he was being filmed? [closed]

According to one of the comments on this YouTube video of an interaction between a police officer and resident, an investigation concluded that the police officer did nothing wrong. Is that true?
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Do minimum wage laws disproportionally negatively affect African Americans and Hispanics? [duplicate]

I was listening to a podcast, and they said that an increase in minimum wage would disproportionally negatively affect African Americans and Hispanics in the US. The reason being is that when the ...
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Are American courts and federal agencies foreign-controlled private corporations?

A colleague recently shared An Open Letter to Sheriff Ward of Harney County Oregon - and to All County Sheriffs in America from Judge Anna This letter makes a number of claims, among which: The "...
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Did George Bush take over a year of leave as President? [duplicate]

This image from Facebook claims that "George Bush had America on autopilot for more than a year", followed by a number of presidential vacation days for various American presidents, with the Democrat ...
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Is it true that no indigenous people exercise sovereignty over any part of the Americas? [closed]

I was reading about the Brazilian state of Amazonas when I came across this sentence: "Today, indigenous people do not exercise sovereignty over any part of the New World" - Source: http://en....
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Are U.S. Torture Techniques Tied to MKULTRA Experiments? [closed]

There is an unprecedented amount of information available regarding the "enhanced interrogation techniques" being used to train military personnel on the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay, such as this ...
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Are lax gun laws responsible for the high rate of handgun violence in the United States? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What real evidence is there for the effects of gun control? In the wake of today's horrible tragedy in Connecticut, many say US handgun laws are to blame: If laws ...
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Are there members of Congress who have tried to seize 401k plans?

In February, the White House released its “Annual Report on the Middle Class” containing new regulations favored by Big Labor including a bailout of critically underfunded union pension plans ...
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Did the Special Virus-Cancer Program (SVCP) exist?

Rense.com has a 2005 essay describing an AIDS conspiracy theory. In particular, it describes the "Special Virus-Cancer Program": The Virus Cancer Program had it roots in 1964 when Congress provided ...
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Did CDC cover up studies that show a link between Autism and vaccines containing mercury? [duplicate]

Nation of Islam (a black nationalist group) has highlighted the following claim in their official website: Dr. William Thompson, a CDC whistleblower, has charged the agency with dumping studies ...
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Is the US debt between 15 and 20 trillion dollars?

www.treasurydirect.gov puts the debt at around $17.3 trillion (this will change, so I'm not putting an exact amount). A related quote from Wikipedia On December 12, 2013, debt held by the public ...
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Have 82 officers been charged for on-duty shootings since 2005?

Multiple news sources ranging from 2 years ago to now, such as CNN, NBC, New York Magazine, PBS, Salon, Vox, and NPR mention that between 2005 and May 2017, around 80 police officers have been charged ...
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Did President Carter state that the United States had developed “an invisible plane”?

The book The Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama says: Prior to the 1980 election Carter had stated in a news conference that the U.S. had developed “an invisible plane” which ...
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How many Americans support background checks for person-to-person gun purchases?

I was just watching Bill Maher on HBO and he was commenting on the US Senate bill on gun control that failed recently. He was saying that 90% of Americans "support background checks." I highly doubt ...
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Are there any historical records that say Christian colonizers viewed the American Indians as Amalekites?

The Guardian says: The story of Saul and the Amalekites is a case in point. It's not a pretty story, and it is often used by people who don't intend to do pretty things. In the book of 1 Samuel ...
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Did Hussam Ayloush tweet that the [US] people want to bring down the [Trump] regime?

Hussam Ayloush is the long-time head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations's LA Office. Daniel Pipes is an America commentator and historian who is the president of the Middle East Forum. ...
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Does illegal immigration change the U.S. electorate as claimed by Larry Elder?

In this episode of Rubin Report Larry Elder claims: The country has changed in part, in my opinion, because of immigration, including illegal immigration. People who are coming to the country ...
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Is John Durham handling all referrals from the IG investigation?

Jerry Dunleavy said this on Wednesday in the Washington Examiner: Durham’s investigation is separate from the one that was just finished by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The DOJ watchdog ...
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Chocolate milk drink and brown cows [duplicate]

At at TV quiz game they claimed that about 16 millions adult Americans believe that chocolate or cocoa milk drinks are milked from brown cows. As it is unbelievable I've quickly searched for it and ...
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Are discrepancies between exit polls and official election results in the US usually indicative of systematic election problems? [duplicate]

Paul Grossinger writes on Inc.com about the last US presidential election: 1) In 28 states doing exit polling, 23 states had a margin favoring Trump, against 5 for Clinton. That's 82% of states ...
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Does PETA euthanize 95.9% of all animals under its care? [duplicate]

The website www.petakillsanimals.com/ alleges on the home page (scroll down once) that "95.9% of animals under PETA's care have been killed in one year" as seen in this screenshot: In that post, they ...
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Are American media controlled mostly by Jews? (2015 edition) [duplicate]

There is a question on this site, Are American media controlled mostly by Jews?, which looks at an infographic titled "Who Controls Your Mind? 2013" and shows: The methodology of the supposed table ...
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Did “paranoid” crack dealers fuel adoption of semiautomatics?

This answer cites a recent Time story (titled either Florida School Shooting: Why Civilians Started Buying AR-15s or Why Americans Started Buying Military-Style Weapons Like the One Used in the ...
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Is over-reliance on wind energy the real reason PG&E is cutting power? [closed]

It's been widely reported that to mitigate the risk of power lines sparking wild-fires in California, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the largest utility in California, has been preemptively de-...
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Did Al Nusra carry out multiple terror attacks throughout Syria?

According to the US state department: Under al-Jawlani’s leadership, ANF has carried out multiple terrorist attacks throughout Syria, often targeting civilians. In April 2015, ANF reportedly ...
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Is racial resentment towards African Americans correlated with Democrats support of a political position?

The following research claims that there is a link between high "racial resentment" (as measured by answers to questions in the survey) and support for VoterID laws. Here, CPC researchers found an ...
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Did Hillary Clinton represent someone accused of rape in court?

According to The Daily Beast Hillary Clinton's first case as a lawyer involved the defense of someone accused of rape. Is there any evidence (e. g. publicly available court proceedings) that can ...
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Was Ambassador Christopher Stevens raped before his death?

US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens was killed in one of the recent attacks against the US Diplomatic Missions. NOPCRadio claim that he was raped before his death. Here is a report that ...
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Do some Jewish American charity organizations fund the Israeli military?

This was claimed by multiple sources, as an example Is it not striking that the US grants charity status to organizations whose sole mission is to support the army of another country? Are there ...
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Were Emanuel Celler's paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother Jewish?

Wikipedia claims that Celler was born in Brooklyn, the son of Josephine (née Müller) and Henry H. Celler. All of his grandparents immigrated from Germany; his paternal grandparents and maternal ...
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Is it easier for a teenager to get their hands on a gun than a computer or a book? [closed]

In a recent speech, President Obama said: As a society, we choose to under-invest in decent schools. We allow poverty to fester so that entire neighborhoods offer no prospect for gainful employment....
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Did Trump replace Joint Chiefs of Staff & Director of Natl. Intelligence with Steve Bannon?

This showed up in my Facebook feed: Yesterday, while we were focused on the non-Trump-business-supporting Muslim ban, Trump removed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of ...
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Are people unable to legally immigrate to the United States for a better life? [closed]

In the 2005 documentary Romántico, Carmelo Muñez Sanchez asks about applying for a visa to come to the United States and is told that in order to be accepted he needs proof of his financial stability ...
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Did China choose to finance the US after the 2008 crisis?

In today's edition of Le Monde there is an article about the increasing quantity of money in the world, and the problems or benefits that this might yield. In the introduction to the article the ...
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Is the biggest terror threat in the US white men? [duplicate]

Don Lemon, a journalist and CNN host, recently stated the biggest terror threat in this country is white men. and did not retract his statement "following the backlash", but rather, re-emphasized ...
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Is the United States bankrupt?

According to this Doc, United States did go "Bankrupt" in 1933 and was declared so by President Roosevelt by Executive Orders 6073, 6102, 6111 and by Executive Order 6260 on March 9, 1933, ...
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Are Russian made weapons poor in quality?

It is often said in various media and newspapers that Russia manufactures low quality defense products: Why are Russian arms technologies and military professionalism always said to be behind the US ...
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Are 91 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs in the United States white men?

Laura Mather wrote on Huff Post: Let’s start with the numbers: women represent about 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Minorities represent approximately 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. Therefore, only ...
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Did Kim Davis just want her name removed from the marriage licenses?

A commenter at Hot Air writes about Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing the issue same-sex marriage certificates. Nope she is quite willing to issue marriage ...
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Did DOJ officials conclude no further action was warranted on the Whistleblower complaint?

The White House just accidentally sent all House Democrats its talking points regarding President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President and the related Intelligence Community whistleblower ...
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“We do not need 2000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shiny sea. We never did. We never proposed that” Has Trump ever proposed a ~2K mi border wall?

On January 25, 2019 U.S. President Donald J. Trump stated "We do not need 2,000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shiny sea. We never did. We never proposed that." CNN could not ...
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Was the SCOTUS the last thing on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's mind when she made her allegations during therapy in 2012? [closed]

During the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, it became clear that the allegations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford had been originally made in some form all the way back ...
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Did the whistleblower work with Joe Biden?

In an interview with a reporter from The Hill, and reported by both The Hill and Real Clear Politics, Senator Rand Paul made the claim that the anonymous whistleblower who raised concerns about ...