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No; the caption is written in the Calibri font. This font was not developed until 2002. Source: https://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-corporation/calibri


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The Stanford yearbook in 1977 is mostly photos without captions. (There is no Valerie Bowman on this page anyway, because she didn't graduate until 1978.) It does have a few short comments that seem to deal with everyday life on campus. The faculty and staff kept reminding me to take advantage of all the benefits available to me because I was at this ...


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Just addressed by Snopes apparently, The quote to attributed “Valerie Jarrett, Stanford University, 1977” about her “seek[ing] to help change America to be a more Islamic country” is an unfounded one that has no source other than recent repetition (primarily on right-wing web sites and blogs). It’s also an anachronism, as “Valerie Jarrett” didn’t exist in ...


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Highly likely. The infant mortality rate in Iran is 13 (per 1000 births); the infant mortality rate for African Americans in Ohio (but not specialized to Youngstown) is 15.6. There may be difference in definition (in the USA, some neonatal deaths that are included in the IMR are classified as stillbirths in other countries and excluded), but Ohio would not ...


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In the first place the photo is not a photo of Valerie Jarrett from 1977. It is a photo taken at a later date in her life. Probable a photo after she became a successful business women. You can tell that by comparing it to photos from the year book that was shown as evidence. The features don’t look anywhere similar to the other students the clothes, hair ...


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Two errors were made by Sean Spicer: who was attacked, and who did the attacking. The Anti-Media article in question has a link to an Intercept article that demonstrates that Sean Spicer misspoke and quickly corrected himself when the error in who was attacked was pointed out. He did not "fabricate" or "misrepresent" an attack on the American Navy. ...


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This answer predated the Yemeni Civil war, so let's prepend the fact that for several years now, Iran-backed Houthis rebels not only waged the civil war in Yemen, but also attacked Saudi Arabia (including by missiles supplied by Iran specifically for the purpose). List of direct (not by proxy) Iranian assassinations on non-Iranian sovereign soil [2]: 1983 ...


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According to the IAEA: Iran is compliant. The IAEA issued this statement by its Director General Yukiya Amano on 2018-05-09: The IAEA is closely following developments related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As requested by the United Nations Security Council and authorised by the IAEA Board of Governors in 2015, the IAEA is ...


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The photo is neither from her yearbook nor is the quote legitimate. This is blatantly false propaganda. First of all while Valerie Jarett was born in Iran, she is not Iranian. Her parents James and Barbara Bowman were both born in Chicago Illinois and are both from mixed African-American descent. Second she did not grow up in Iran, her family only lived ...


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No, this didn't happen, but Murray could be forgiven for misremembering an inaccurate story in the New York Times. Murray is referring to the following NYT story: Iran Exonerates Six Who Killed in Islam’s Name -- April 19, 2007 The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of six members of a prestigious state militia who killed ...


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Yes, they are hikers. Firstly, their credentials don't exactly scream "military" or "espionage": Shane Bauer is a freelance photojournalist and journalist who has worked for Pacifica News Service, Mother Jones, The Nation and other left-leaning media outlets, using his fluency in speaking Arabic. Sarah Shourd worked in education and social justice in ...


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This seems to be Press Secretary Sean Spicer misrepresenting a different attack that actually happened. Apparently on Monday 30th January 2017, Footage and news broke that Huthi Rebels had attacked a Saudi Arabian Ship. A Saudi frigate on patrol west of the port city of Hodeida was hit by a terrorist attack from three suicide boats belonging to the ...


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Additional information to Mohammad's answer, too long for a comment: Article 1041 - Marriage before the age, of majority is prohibited. Note - Marriage before puberty by the permission of the Guardian and on condition of taking into consideration the ward’s interest is proper. And Iran's 2012 Penal Code stipulates the age of maturity as 9 ...


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Rats are probably a long term problem in Tehran, but reports of their size are probably exaggerated. A news source closer to Iran is Dubai based The National which reports Ismail Kahram, an environmental adviser to the city council ... said cats are now smaller than some of Tehran's rats, which can weigh up to 5kg. In some versions of this story and in ...


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I guess it depends on what one calls "gained". I think Trump is conflating an overall long-term economic impact with the funds released by the Obama administration soon after the deal was struck. I'd further speculate that the conflation is intentional, and that, if you get into a discussion with Obama critics, they will cite that number, not the $400 ...


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That is very complicated to answer. It depends on definitions of exactly how and when everybody implicated was involved. While focusing on a specific date, like 19th August alone, might make the question more answerable in an exact manner, this moment will then distort the proper view of that tumultuous process that took quite a bit longer than a (few) ...


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It's True, or a more balanced response is needed The above legal references are not the full interpretations neither of the legality or the commonality of the force marriage practice in Iran. Not only is it acceptable; it's on the rise and has been condemned by the UN and other Human Rights groups. Newsweek found Link A United Nations panel warned on ...


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Regardless of what the video shows, the U.S. admitted this happened at least once and called it a mistake: The Pentagon admitted on Wednesday that one of the airdrops of weapons intended for Kurds in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani almost certainly ended up in the hands of the Islamic State (Isis) fighters. Alleged eyewitnesses say they are sure, ...


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Maybe The jammers described in your source, are standard ones manufactured by Chinese manufacturer WLT Established in 2002 with Chinese government shareholdings, WLT is a high-tech Chinese manufacturer and exporter that specialises in security and ‘protection projects’. http://tiny.cc/nr4zmw The offer 3 types of satellite jammers, C-band, Ku -...


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According to Written Testimony of Adam J. Szubin, Acting Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs 5 August 2015: Estimates of total Central Bank of Iran (CBI) foreign exchange assets worldwide are in the range of $100 to $125 billion. Our assessment is that ...


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According to the official transcript: Q The President and his national security advisor have been clear the administration wants to put Iran “on notice,” but they haven’t specified what that is. What options are on the table? And are there any options, like military action, that might be off the table at this point? MR. SPICER: So I think ...


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It's plausible, but unclear. According to official statistics, Iranian women have a significantly lower maternal mortality rate than Ohio blacks. However, who has the higher infant mortality rate is harder to judge, because it has a less clear definition, the stats for the two populations are close, the rates are very similar and year-on-year changes ...


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Obviously, Iran could be out of compliance and hiding it so well no one else knows. Here, however, is what the US Government has to say: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [and recent director of the CIA – AL] had said in recent weeks that there was no evidence that Iran breached the deal. “I’ve seen no evidence that they are not in ...


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The 2003 Bam earthquake was (almost certainly) not caused by a nuclear test. The US in 2013 don't think Iran yet has this capability It is very unlikely that, ten years ago, Iran already had a viable nuclear weapon and was able to carry out full-scale test explosions without other countries being able to positively confirm it. A senior U.S. official ...


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The 1903 The Oriental Rug: A Monograph on Eastern Rugs and Carpets says: Deliberately, if necessary, it must show some defect, in proof that Allah alone is perfect. The December 1903 American Carpet and Upholstery Journal, Volume 21 says: A leading tenet in the Oriental faith is that Allah only is perfect, and that man should not attempt to perfect ...


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This tweet notes that it is a joke, and not for real, and links to the original tweet, https://twitter.com/tansimnews/status/762684679161978880 . The Twitter account @Tansimnews has in its profile a link to the website of satirical news service The Onion. This Iranian news article blurred out a German player (see the final image in the set and compare with ...


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I believe the original claim is referring to the Iran's Social Security schemes as "mandatory occupational insurance". (I'm worried this might be a bit of a leap in interpretation, but the schemes involved mandatory contributions for employees and offer insurance against injuries and deaths, including to surviving spouses, as I will show below, so it could ...


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It might refer to this Charlie Rose interview from 23 Sep 2011. To summarize, in this interview, Ahmadinejad said it made no economic sense for Iran to produce 20%-enriched uranium domestically instead of buying it (from abroad). He also said Iran wanted/needed 20%-enriched uranium only for the production of medical isotopes. (I don't want to get into the ...


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The 1999 book Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah at page 280 says: Khomeini believed that anyone who took up arms, directly or indirectly, against the Islamic government should suffer the death penalty. Whereas in defence of his arguments Montazeri cited examples of the clemency the Prophet had shown towards his enemies,[cites to reference 22 of chapter 14]...


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