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Has anyone directly advocated “Accuse your enemy of what you are doing?” [on hold]

Has any figure of note personally endorsed this principle? The wording is less important than the intent: insincerely projecting your flaws onto someone else to gain advantage over them. Joseph ...
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Are bars in Italy using pasta as straws?

It’s being reported in a lot of places that bars in Italy are using pasta as straws: 1 ,2, 3, 4. They all cite the same source of a Reddit post here, with a picture of one of these pasta straws in ...
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Does Turkey make the “structural steel frame” for the F-35 fighter?

In a tweet of Donald Trump (which was also carried without commentary in this regard by the Washington Post) he says So many people conveniently forget that Turkey is a big trading partner of the ...
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Does Test Driven Development decrease development time and create better quality software? [on hold]

As any software developer out there I hold my own opinions about programming related stuff. I also hold my own opinion about TDD (Test Driven Development). But my opinion is irrelevant because it's ...
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Did the US push the Kurds to lower their defences against Turkey in the months preceding the latest Turkish military operation against them?

CNN reports: Analysts such as Bowman say part of the outrage is driven by the fact that "we would have not defeated ISIS' Caliphate ... without their help" and that the Kurds had just recently ...
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Does the inner ear play a large role in regulating respiration?

Assoc Prof Dr Daniel Rubens has said that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome might be linked to damage to the inner ear. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may be linked to the build up of carbon ...
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Is the homicide rate in Somalia comparable to the city of St. Louis? [closed]

There is a claim in Chan sites that the homicide rate in Somalia during the civil war is comparable to the current homicide rate in St. Louis. The specific claim is that Somalia is lower, but I ...
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Are the Democrats handing out legitimate subpoenas to the Trump Organization? [on hold]

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/politics/gordon-sondland-house-impeachment/index.html I am seeing quite a few articles about subpoenas and the Trump Organization/White House deciding to not cooperate. ...
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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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Does cuckolding porn usually involve interracial sex with an African-American male?

A GQ article states The cultural importance of the cuckold in America is rooted in racism: in pornography, the wife of the cuckolded (almost exclusively white) husband is most commonly sleeping ...
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Do more Americans want the Bidens investigated than Trump impeached?

An October 7th segment of Fox News and Friends is available on YouTube McCarthy: More people want to investigate Biden than impeach Trump House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy says at 3m19s: ...
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Was human DNA found in a sample of Priorix Tetra MMRV vaccine?

I came across this tweet in my feed: The claim is that a group of scientists from Corvelva tested a sample of MMRV and determined that it contained human DNA. Here is the article linked in the ...
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Can gluten cause depression?

Yesterday, I read a really serious testimony of someone saying that, since they stopped eating gluten, they aren't depressed anymore. I did some digging and find several articles linking gluten to ...
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Are men more attracted to women who are ovulating over those who are not?

Background In 2016, a Business Insider article by Rebecca Harrington asserted that there have been multiple studies supporting the notion that men are preferentially attracted to women who are ...
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Are there hundreds of thousands of US citizens living in Mexico illegally?

I've seen an article shared a few times on social media entitled "Here's a twist: 91% of Americans living in Mexico are 'Illegal'". It claims: According to a study by the National Institute of ...
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Has the majority of Northern Ireland's business organisations rejected Boris Johnson's latest Brexit plan?

The Belfast Telegraph reporting on Boris Johnson's "final offer" to the EU, states that: Mr Johnson's current plans would see Northern Ireland apply EU rules on goods, but stay in a customs ...
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Did US Govt profit from the 2008 financial crash bailouts?

This site here says that basically, the government sold back some of the assets it bought to bail-out banks during the financial crisis of '08. I'm assuming it was basically the federal bank that ...
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Do video games lead to increased depression, anxiety and aggression?

Nicholas Kardaras is a addiction expert who was a professor at Stony Brook Medicine. In his 2016 NY Post article he claims that screen time is extremely harmful to children. The article intermingles ...
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Did the USSR deport or destroy the societal foundation of the 2 million eastern European Jews it occuppied? [closed]

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/48789 This seems to claim as much. I am skeptical of it's generalization.
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Did smallpox emerge in 1580?

Researchers compared and contrasted the 17th Century strain to those from a modern databank of samples dating from 1940 up to its eradication in 1977. Strikingly, the work shows that the evolution of ...
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Did Nabil Karoui hire a Canadian firm to lobby the US Government to support his Tunisian presidential bid?

The 2019 Tunisian presidential election is currently underway. One of the candidates, Nabil Karoui was arrested on money laundering charges in August 2019. A document hosted by the US Department of ...
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Do Alex Jones' videos get thousands of views?

Alex Jones, after being kicked off Youtube, has found a new home: Banned.video. And the view-counter over there seems very suspicious: it shows each video having thousands of views. And each time I ...
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Was the Dow Jones average more unstable after 2017 than in the preceding post-2008 years?

A Salon article says that Trump's trade war of choice against China has turned a steadily rising Dow Jones average, through 2017, into an unstable sawtooth pattern with massive single-day declines ...
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Does Australia produce unique 'specialty steel'?

Wikipedia quotes Bob Woodward's Fear : Trump in the White House, writing: Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull successfully lobbied President Trump to get an exemption at the 2017 G20 ...
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Does wind energy cost 2 cents per kwh?

In a 2018 CleanTechnica article, Wind Energy Prices Continue To Fall Due To Technology Advancements & Cost Reductions, they claim The new report, the Department of Energy’s (DoE) 2017 Wind ...
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Does the USA have the highest cumulative CO2 emissions since 1750?

Vox has posted a cumulative graph of CO2 emissions since 1750. And the USA is flagged as the chief culprit. The actual title of the Vox article is: Why the US bears the most responsibility for ...
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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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Does the Creighton Method of Natural Family Planning have a failure rate of 3.2% or less?

The Creighton Method of natural family planning claims to have a 3.2% failure rate for typical use, and a failure rate of 0.5% for perfect use. However, my primary care doctor said that Natural ...
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Will global warming save millions of lives?

The Telegraph reported in 2009 that: Global warming will save millions of lives Dire predictions about climate change and health omit the cost of cold, says Bjorn Lomborg. By Bjorn ...
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Did the USSR evacuate 1.75 million Jews form the Nazis?

For example https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.jta.org/1943/07/02/archive/russia-helped-1750000-jews-to-escape-nazis-says-james-n-rosenberg/amp This cannot be true
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Are 1 in 6 deaths in the USA due to lead exposure?

A blog I read contains this content: About one in six death in the USA is due to lead exposure. Lead accumulates in your body over time and significantly increases your risks of cardiovascular ...
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Does the United States Army pay $1,200 per civilian killed to their family?

In Season 4, Episode 1 of This Is Us, character Cassidy Sharp Is this number accurate? Does the United States Army pay families $1,200 per civilian killed? If so, does the Army financially ...
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Are there records of girls born with enlarged clitoris mistaken - and raised - as boys?

In a popular-science Polish magazine Focus EKSTRA, special issue 5/2004*, page 39, there's a paragraph that says (in original Polish, emphasis mine:) Jak duża może być łechtaczka? Największe ...
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Is climate change already killing people and costing billions in the USA?

According to Gizmodo: Climate change will make our lives worse in the years to come, but a new report out last week highlights the stark costs people are already paying across the Atlantic. In 2012 ...
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Has Boris Johnson ever referred to any of his opponents as “traitors”?

Yesterday Paula Sherriff said (quote from Hansard, emphasis mine): We stand here, Mr Speaker, under the shield of our departed friend. Many of us in this place are subject to death threats and ...
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Fascism keynesian quote from Mussolini - accurate?

http://www.stephenhicks.org/2015/07/12/mussolini-on-keyness-economics/ “Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ ...
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Is the production of nuclear power very expensive? [duplicate]

Reuters recently published the following piece: Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate: report Inside, it says: The cost of generating solar power ranges from $36 to $44 per ...
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Did Joe Biden “stop the prosecution” of his son in Ukraine? And did he brag about stopping the prosecution?

In recently released transcripts of a phone conversation between President Trump of the United States and President Zelenskyy of Ukraine, President Trump makes the following statement: There's a ...
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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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Does the US Armed Forces refuse to recruit anyone with an IQ less than 83?

In this video, Jordan Peterson claims the following. You can't induct someone into the Armed Forces in the US if they have an IQ of less than 83. He claims that the armed forces needs an accurate ...
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Is transportation highly pollution intensive, relative to production?

The text of this paper, Batra and Belladi (2012), claims: transportation is highly pollution intensive, specially relative to production They provide some more context: With international ...
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Do obese adults use 42% more health care than healthy-weight adults?

In a New York Post Opinion piece the following claim was made: An obese adult uses 42 percent more health care than a healthy-weight adult, and a morbidly obese adult uses a staggering 81 percent ...
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Does carrot juice cure cancer?

Ann Cameron, author of “Curing Cancer with Carrots”, claims that her cancer was cured by carrot juice, and recommends it as a treatment to others, as a potential substitute for chemotherapy. I ...
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Does the Black Rhodium Stream/Titan Power Cable provide improved sound quality to hi-fi systems?

Claims made for the Black Rhodium TITAN/Stream Power Cable (£795) are shown below. Is it true that this cable improves the sound quality of hi-fi systems? Black Rhodium Stream Power Cable A ...
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Was Japan required to open its semiconductor patents to the US in a 1989 “deal”?

In a question on politics.SE the following snippet from a South China Morning Post article was quoted: This was followed by a second five-year semiconductor deal in 1991, in which Japan agreed to ...
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Do “Rife machines” cure cancer?

The book The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression (ISBN 978-0982513866), by Barry Lynes, claims that: there are Rife instruments which, combined with dedicated practitioners and ...
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Does wetting a beer glass change the foam characteristics?

Many bars rinse a beer glass immediately before serving. I've consulted with bartenders and Google, and there's some confusion about it. Some sites claim it reduces foaming. Another perk is that ...
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Have few, if any, studies on the health effects of particulate air pollution measured the actual exposure to particulates?

Air pollution is a major health concern worldwide. One of the major problems is the emissions caused by traffic such as nitrogen dioxide and the small particulates known as PM 2.5 (which are very ...
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Was there a trial by combat between a man and a dog in medieval France?

This website makes the claim that in 1400 a man by the name of "Chevalier Maquer" fought in a judicial duel against a greyhound, after it was suspected that Maquer had killed the greyhound's owner. ...
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“Terrible map” Brexit vs. BSE [duplicate]

Is this just made up real data, and if yes, why?

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