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There are two separate claims here. 1) The Daily Currant says Georgia has legalised handguns. No, this is just a story from the Daily Currant which is a satirical magazine that invents stories. 2) That the image on the "17 Most Unusual Vending Machines" demonstrates that there is a vending machine that sells guns. No, this is just an donation drive, ...


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Africa Check According to a fact checking group named “Africa Check”, there is no truth in the theory, and a white person is far less likely to be murdered than a black person. Africa Check “Whites are far less likely to be murdered than their black or coloured counterparts,” Lizette Lancaster, who manages the Institute for Security Studies crime and ...


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I can assure you (as a South African) that the vending machine in South Africa is a hoax. Gun control in South Africa, despite the reputation as an unsafe and violent country, is actually very well controlled (if you buy from an official source). You have to be licensed before purchasing a gun, and all guns have to be registered, etc. In South Africa, ...


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Not likely What is genocide? In the comments of both the question and the Africa Check answer, there was some discussion over the term "genocide". While it's true that there is not one scientifically agreed upon definition of the term, this is no cause for relativism. For one, there is the legal definition in the Genocide Convention adopted by the ...


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One of the images states: We are on stage 6 out of 8 stages of genocide (...) the next stage is stage 7 extermination This probably refers to the "8 stages of genocide" presented by Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch, which were later revised to become Ten stages of genocide. According to Wikipedia, the 10 stages are: Classification Symbolization ...


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Chris Hani - Maybe Multiple news outlets have used this quote, including: News24, The South Africa, Mail and Guardian, and The Herald. Not too surprising, but none of these outlets cite the source of the quote. The date of 29 October 1992 comes up often (such as here). In Glenda Daniels' dissertation Chap 3 she cites the source of the quote as the 29th of ...


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An improved answer to the one before: Yes, there have been allegedly organized targeted attacks on white farmers. No. It isn't genocide. As @GlenO puts it beautifully: To be considered genocide deaths not only have to be organized and deliberate, they have to be a certain scale. Even if a few people go round deliberately targeting white farmers because of ...


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It's satire. For example, it cites "NRA spokesman Elmer Fudd", which is clearly a a fictional name. It's against US federal law to buy a handgun from a dealer before an ATF 4473 form is submitted and background checks have been completed.


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Short answer: Probably not. Looking at international comparisons of strike statistics (as paradigmatic with other forms of protest, which may or not be valid), South Africa does not rank 'top', regardless of how protests (here, strikes) are counted. Slightly longer answer: By regarding all police-recorded protests over a 17-year period, this paper (...


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There have been efforts made to quantify number of protests based on some benchmarks of comparison, see A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict which summarizes such an approach as follows, emphasis mine: propose an innovative conceptualisation of journalistic epistemology in which ‘social truths’ can be identified as the basis for the journalistic ...


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