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I believe this question is based on a misunderstanding of the poorly-expressed claim (which seems to be plagiarised on many sites). Compared with the distortions caused by First Past the Post voting, Preferential voting gives an advantage to minority parties: Dr Peter Chen from the University of Sydney said preferential voting allows for a greater ...


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Saudi Arabia has not, yet, deposited money to pay for troop presence. Vox Article quotes a Pentagon spokesperson: Consistent with the president’s guidance to increase partner burden-sharing, the Department of Defense has engaged Saudi Arabia on contributing to US activities that support regional security and dissuade hostility and aggression. The Saudi ...


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Bernie Sanders campaign senior advisor Warren Gunnels retweeted a video clip of a Biden speech which took Biden's remarks out of context and conveyed the false impression that he praised Paul Ryan's attacks on Social Security. In fact, Biden echoed a Paul Ryan talking point in a sarcastic fashion, i.e. he was criticizing Paul Ryan. The video clip was not ...


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As a sort-of an anwer (or rather summary what the dispute is about)... Biden gave a rather unclear speech, from which a portion (apparently praising Paul Ryan's approach to Social Security cuts) was reproduced by people close to Sanders. Biden's campaign says he was essentially quoted out of context, and that in the full speech he is about protecting social ...


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From the Department of Defense: "At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani..." Yes, the president ordered the killing of Soleimani.


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Yes, the claim is currently true, but may or may not have been true at the time of the claim. [I am going to use the timestamps shown to me by Twitter; these may be regional and differ for you.] Twitter's advanced search currently shows only five distinct tweets with above 90,000 likes with Farsi as the language: March 15th, 167.8K likes for video of a ...


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@tim's answer is excellent, but I'd like to address the question from a different angle. This question's request for "earlier sources" is problematic. There were only two people present in the conversation, and they disagree. Any other claim of either verification or refutation is at best secondhand. Since more direct evidence isn't available, it might be ...


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Did Sanders say that a woman cannot be president or that that women in general lack the abilities? No. While some headlines – including this question's title – claim that, this is not what Warren accused Sanders of: Sanders responded that he did not believe a woman could win. This is not a claim regarding women's inherent abilities, but a claim about ...


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The first and most significant error is the incorrect claim that Warren "published" the book, a claim which no one has made other than social media sources. It was actually the "Five Civilized Tribes Museum" that published it. The cookbook was edited by Warren's cousin, Jayne "Candy" Rowsey (1932-2002). Pow Wow Chow is still available today from the website ...


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Yes by some measure; no by others Operations Wikipedia maintains a list of U.S. military operations. Obviously not all "operations" are of equal size, but initiating fewer military actions is a reasonable interpretation of "using military force less." Counted by the date of their initiation: Jimmy Carter (1977-1980): 2 operations over 4 years Ronald ...


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Perhaps by some measures, e.g. the number of troops deployed in official conflict zones, but surely not by all measures, e.g. During Mr Obama's eight years in office, 1,878 drone strikes were carried out, according to researchers. Since Mr Trump was elected in 2016, there have been 2,243 drone strikes. Actually, I'm not sure how to quantify Bill Clinton'...


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It may have been true at the time of the claim, but it is no longer true. Two hours after Donald Trump's tweet, actor Mark Hamill responded with another tweet in Farsi which translates to Please ignore the fact that I created a travel ban for you and threatened to bomb your cultural sites At the time of posting this, Hamill's tweet has 278K likes - more ...


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Who made the claim? To get to the source of this we have to introduce two organizations: Skattebetalarnas Förening and a related project Slöseriombundsmannen. Both links are in Swedish. I could not find authoritative information in English but Skattebetalarnas Förening has a page on Wikipedia, with the English name Swedish Taxpayers' Association where we ...


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The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation explictly declares the statement as False. The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation is the Swiss public broadcasting association. They maintain and publish stories on the website Swissinfo.ch. The following story was published on 27 July 2016 titled Kalam, not Modi, was the real rock star. The story was written on the first ...


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Per some quick googling, it is legally permissible to allow a third party to sign your name for you. There are some specific legal hoops to jump through, but I doubt that a Congressman's staff wouldn't jump through said hoops. Cummings had longstanding health complications prior to his death, and had been hospitalized before. He'd been diagnosed with ...


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I found it in a 1901 issue of Messenger of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic periodical. I was actually looking for another Lenin quote and somehow I found that source right before I found this site asking about it. I guess actually it's "state" instead of "country". The “divorce mills " are grinding our country to powder; for if you destroy the ...


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Probably true There is leeway in what "steady paycheck" means, but the common interpretation would be a consistent (1 yr+) full-time employment or profitable business, that is sufficient on its own to support an adult. You can conceive of an alternative definition, but that seems to be the one used by Politico. Politico's article is by far most in-depth ...


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Possibily The nature of this claim is very temporal; so I've limited it to polls in near proximity to Oct 7. CBS News, published Sep 29 Monmouth, published Oct 1 IBD/TIPP, published Oct 4 USA Today/Ipsos, published Oct 8 Wall Street Journal/NBC, published Oct 8 Pew Research Center, published Oct 27 Note that there are multiple levels of opinion about ...


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True, and not just in the ways that you think Does illegal immigration really change the electorate? What is the time between an illegal immigrant enters the country and their gaining the right to vote in the U.S.? It's quite difficult for illegal immigrants become a legal immigrants. However, the United States has the uncommon practice of ...


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Probably false Certainly the benches do permit a greater degree of slouching (for example, note the MP to Rees-Mogg's left), though I certainly don't recall seeing anyone sit fully reclined like that. As mentioned here in a comment, some believed he could be trying to hear better as the speakers are at the back of the bench. However, in an encounter with ...


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