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So first of all, there is no central BLM organisation collecting donations. There are local organisations, some named BLM (or some variation thereof) and some which existed prior to BLM and support their cause and collect money using the name or slogan BLM. There is one central organisation which organises 16 local chapters in North America. However, there ...


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False Summary: She did sponsor a bill to restrict flag burning, though she technically wasn't the one who introduced it. But she also sponsored and/or introduced many other bills during her eight years in the Senate, possibly up to several hundred of them. It is true that Clinton was a sponsor of the Flag Protection Act of 2005 (S. 1911, 109th Congress, ...


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What is "BLM"? It's been 7 years since BLM was formed. This statement is generally true. They have raised over a billion dollars. This statement is ill-formed. As many have noted, "BLM" is not the name of an unambiguous revenue-raising organization. Rather, it is the name of a social movement plus numerous legal organizations, some ...


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The other answers have explained that doing the things mentionned in the tweet is not the goal of BLM, that is not easy to estimate accurately how much money they have raised, or that the buses in the picture were not paid with donated money. But it might be worth adding that the claim that BLM "has not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, college ...


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False This government website can be searched to show all of the bills that include Clinton as a sponsor or co-sponsor. It lists 713 bills and amendments she introduced or cosponsored. Some bills include her as one of a long list of cosponsors, and it would be odd to say that she "introduced" one of those unless I knew that she led the charge. Just ...


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No, but it's close, ranking between #4 and #6 depending on how you count. As of August 20, 2020, the US death toll from COVID-19 is roughly 175,000 (source: the New York Times, the CDC, and Worldometers all agree to within about 2%). The death toll started rising in late March, for a duration of slightly over five months, not the four months mentioned in ...


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According to the CDC The 1918 flu pandemic virus kills an estimated 195,000 Americans during October alone. According to the data collected by Johns Hopkins, Covid-19 has killed 173,626 people in the US in total (as of 20 August 2020).* The Spanish flu therefore killed more Americans in the span of one month (October 1918) than Covid-19 has killed in total,...


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Johanna's answer has already told a lot about the fact that "BLM" can refer to many things (including organizations that do contribute to the causes mentioned in the question, and also ones that do not). I do want to address one major fallacy in the tweet, which has been the subject of a lot of comments on the question and on Johanna's answer and ...


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Trivially false: FiveThirtyEight lists four general-election polls by three groups that were released on the 22nd or 23rd. That said, it's uncommon for poll results to be released on a weekend. In comparison to the four on the weekend, FiveThirtyEight lists ten nationwide poll results by four groups and fifteen single-state polls by six groups that were ...


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Yes, the quoted claims are largely correct. Some of the Constitutional powers mentioned were less slavery-focused than the quote suggests, but they certainly could be used in the ways the quote describes. Article One, section 9 of the Constitution deals with the admission of people into the states: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the ...


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No BLM is not one organization This has been covered by other answers, but just so this answer is complete on its own: There is not one single organization that is BLM. Instead, BLM is a social movement, ander there are lots of groups in it, some of them having "BLM" in their name. Additionally, though I haven't heard of an instance of this yet, it ...


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Some news media beyond CNN are reporting on the 5 miles, such as Express News: Since he took office in 2017, the administration has set aside $15 billion for 738 miles of walls and fencing on the 2,000-mile border, with the money coming from Homeland Security, the Defense Department and the Treasury Forfeiture Fund. The federal government has completed 260 ...


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[Disclosure: This answer was written by the author of the Medium article, Bill Conroy.] The contractor in Portland is revealed in this follow-up story: Medium: Private Contractor Assisting Feds in Quelling Portland Protests Is Revealed Triple Canopy is the second leading FPS contractor nationwide by dollar value, per USASpending.gov, but it is a different ...


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Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3 reads, emphasis mine, Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding ...


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The best research I'm aware of is a Washington Post investigation of 8,000 murder arrests. Their data journalists found that half of the arrests happened in 10 days or fewer, not 48 hours. A Washington Post examination of 8,000 homicide arrests across 25 major U.S. cities since 2007 found that in half of the cases, an arrest was made in 10 days or fewer. ...


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Probably not and highly improbable. None of the sources you give are close to being reliable, or experts in their claimed field. According to the Wikipedia page you linked, Gunderson only started speaking about the conspiracy after 1995, roughly fifteen years after he retired from the FBI. He had no access to FBI databases at the time he made the claims, ...


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False if referring to Chapter 12 Bankruptcies It's unclear what the original claim is about "Farm bankruptcies" is meant to mean. My immediate reaction is that this person is talking about Chapter 12 Bankruptcy, commonly referred to as "farmer bankruptcy," but actually includes fishermen. If this person is indeed talking about Chapter 12, ...


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This question does not have a country tag, although there seems to be an implicit US assumption. In order for the claim to be feasible there needs to be a significant proportion of murders that go unsolved. This seems to be the case in the US, where around 40% of murders are unsolved (source, not super reliable but they claim to quote the FBI which should ...


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