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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 gross emissions numbers are essentially accurate Here's a chart from the U.S. Energy Information Administration: The World Bank and the International Energy Agency have similar values, but EIA's chart covers a longer period than the World Bank's, and is easier to set up than IEA's. All three data sources cover domestic emissions from fossil fuel ...


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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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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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The first point of the question about the actual emissions statistics has already been answered but let me add some information relevant to the second point Secondarily, is it the implied claim that Thunberg is very critical of carbon emissions by the United States but not by China or India true? The claim is clearly very nonspecific but there are a few ...


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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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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 had 278K likes - more than Trump's 267K likes. As of January 25, Trump’s tweet has 369.4K likes, ...


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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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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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A duel might be legal in Iowa (dueling is not explicitly outlawed, although a public duel would violate section 723.4 of the Iowa Code (disorderly conduct), a duel resulting in injury would violate 708.4 (willful injury), and a duel resulting in death would violate some part of section 707 (homicide)). However, the judge does not have the power to permit ...


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It is completely certain that there was no helicopter crash in 2020 like the one described. The crash in 2005 matches the descriptions above exactly, and received extensive news coverage worldwide as well as official announcements. There is no such coverage in 2020. The exactness of the matchup makes it an unbelieveable coincidence for two identical crashes ...


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The 4 June 1942 declarations of war against Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria were the last declarations of war by the United States. The Senate's statement on the issue is: The Constitution grants Congress the sole power to declare war. Congress has declared war on 11 occasions, including its first declaration of war with Great Britain in 1812. Congress ...


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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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Yes Tax Policy Center reports generally: About 65 percent of households paid less in individual income taxes in 2018 as a result of the TCJA. About 6 percent paid more. The rest paid about the same. Results by income level are in Table 2 of the full report: Bottom quintile (< $25k): 27% reduced; 1% increased Second quintile ($25-47k): 65% reduced; 6%...


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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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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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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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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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The US did not actually declare war on Iraq in 2002/2003, for example: The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 was passed by Congress with Republicans voting 98% in favor in the Senate, and 97% in favor in the House. Democrats supported the joint resolution 58% and 39% in the Senate and House respectively. The ...


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