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Polititweet.com has no references to any tweet matching the screenshot from 20 May 2020, nor any tweets from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez that mention the hashtag #KeepUsClosed. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's Twitter account is archived (alongside the archives of a number of other politicians) on PolitiTweet, a website that describes itself on its homepage PolitiTweet helps ...


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Article claim: Specious on its own terms Contra the excellently researched answer from Paul Draper, the claim in the article is untrue at the time it was written. The article's central claim is that the COVID-19 lockdown has led to 700,000 years of lost life per month, of which 200,000 are due to rising mortality from unemployment and 500,000 are due to ...


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Other than assertions to that effect by the Trump Administration, there is no evidence of this. However there is very strong evidence that it did not happen. There are a fair amount of pictures of the outside of the BOK Center during the time in question. They pretty much all show just a small crowd. As a bit of background, I'm a Tulsan who has attended ...


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It can be found in that context. But it is surely not the most recognisable symbol for Antifa in the US. The usual historical explanation first: 'Antifa' means primarily 'anti-fascist', a thing the US was proud to be, officially – not that long ago. (src1 D-Day, src2 Operaion Bagration second source needed for accuracy. Click on smallest pictures ...


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Lincoln county has published this statement: In this Directive there were several exceptions identified recognizing that not everyone could or should wear a face covering: ... People of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public. So yes, they most certainly did.


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Trump only did a significant number of motions (salutes, etc.) with his arms after taking a drink of water, not before. As per the full video, mentioned by Nate Eldredge from PBS NewsHour, Trump salutes 3 times, claps 4 times, and shakes hands 1 time prior to his speech, during which the contentious drink of water is taken. I will take at face value the ...


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Probably yes The authors did a great job of citing sources and, except for underestimating COVID-19 years lost, the math largely checks out. The obvious caveat is these figures are extrapolations; historical trends may not hold during the pandemic. For example, the correlation between unemployment and death may be weaker if more healthy, emotionally stable ...


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No, there is currently no such requirement or exception to that requirement. For one week the health guidelines related to masks in Lincoln County, OR included an exception for people of color who were concerned about racial profiling/harassment for wearing a mask. That exception was removed in an update to the directive, and there are currently no ...


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AOC is saying the screenshot was faked: @AOC: I usually don’t tweet to correct fake posts about me bc the right circulates so many, but needless to say the alleged “deleted” reopening tweet people are saying I wrote is a photoshopped fake being circulated by Republicans. They tell lies because the truth isn’t on their side. She quote tweets another user ...


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snopes states: The ADL disputed that the red triangle was commonly used as an antifa symbol. It's certainly not a commonly used antifa symbol (a time-restricted google search - for before the Trump scandal - returns almost no results.) and thus not an obvious choice for an attack ad on antifa - like the red and black flag or three arrows would be. There ...


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Maybe, but this article doesn't show that. It is deeply flawed. It is a reiteration of the "sacrifice the elderly" argument with more statistics. The article uses the incorrect points of comparison in various ways, it presents a rosy picture of their proposal that was known to and is being demonstrated to be false, it fails to demonstrate their ...


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The sums may be correct; but the number calculated is utterly meaningless. The primary impact on deaths of the shutdown is the number of years of life lost is those saved by the reduction in number of Covid-19 cases and thus deaths. In reality this number almost certainly dwarfs every other number used in the calculation since without the shutdown cases, and ...


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There might be joke or troll posts online claiming these parties exist but there is no hard evidence. Sonya McKinstry "said she heard about the trend from fire officials". Young people are throwing coronavirus parties with a payout when one gets infected, official says - CNN Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith told the City Council on Tuesday that ...


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It is always hard to find proof of a negative. If the excuse were true, then the Trump Administration would have spread the evidence far and wide. Perhaps someone can post it if so. The closest I can find is coverage of the rally by the Star Tribune. It acknowledges that there were protesters in Tulsa: Trump supporters, protesters face off outside Oklahoma ...


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From the source you gave: “They said you couldn’t lift your hand up to your mouth with water,” Trump said, conveying what he says his wife had told him. “I said, I just saluted 600 times, like this!” He imitated saluting to the graduating cadets, to cheers from the audience. Well, sure, then. Not fair to criticize the guy if his hands were that tired. Then ...


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No. First, note that the third paragraph of the CNN article indicates that the claim is specific to presidential elections, not midterm or off-year, which typically have even lower turnout. This answer will thus focus solely on presidential elections. Also note that "voter turnout" (as defined by the CNN article and anyone else who wants the ...


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Basically the Atlas et. al (Hill) piece is a flawed comparison because it omits the number of life-years lost in the counterfactual scenario of no lockdown. Here's what a World Bank study has to say, after quantifying the poverty results of the lockdowns, which are actually higher (in relative terms) in developing countries compared to the developed ...


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THE CANYON-NEWS.COM NEWS ARTICLE Before we begin, the writer of this article self describes as a 16 year old girl from Malaysia. Former NBA player Larry Johnson shared a screenshot of a supposed 2016 Instagram post by fellow ex-player Stephen Jackson. The "Larry Johnson" described is not former basketball player Larry Johnson but former football ...


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A June 2, 2020 Buzzfeed News article looked at this claim. They fact-checked 17 different claims of piles of bricks being left near protests, including photos of the bricks and the results of their investigation as to the source. Most bait bricks were from construction sites with previous permits explaining construction. Several police departments tweeted ...


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Yes and No... mostly yes, most manufacturing sites are outside the US. Pharmaceutical drugs in general Looking first at pharmaceutical drugs in general there is the FDA Safeguarding Pharmaceutical Supply Chains in a Global Economy from October 30, 2019. To quote: The United States, through its investment in biomedical research, has become a world leader in ...


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No, Kentucky did not cut polling locations by 95% due to lack of volunteers. The State cut polling stations as a precaution against the covid-19 pandemic. The Lexington Herald Leader says This is the last day to request an absentee ballot in Kentucky's 2020 primary Every Kentuckian is being encouraged to vote by mail in order to help stop the spread of the ...


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The original question asked whether the video is satirical. The answer to this is no. We can prove this on the strength that the arguments made by Tucker Carlson's guest have been published non-satirically in print. James Panero, who proudly promotes this interview video on his personal website, claims in the interview that customary measures come from "...


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There is a German antifa organisation rooted in concentration camp survivors which does use this symbol: Like the antifas in the USA today, this organisation was also accused of extremism and there were attempts to ban the organisation shortly after it was founded. Those attempts failed when the organisation successfully showed that the presiding judge in ...


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John Brown was a militant abolitionist. He led a militia in the "Bleeding Kansas" crisis - a conflict over the question of whether the Kansas territory would allow slavery or not. He later organized the Harpers Ferry raid, an attempt to initiate a slave rebellion in the South. Wikipedia has a well-sourced article on the funding of the raid which ...


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This link, titled "Can the US continue to stand alone against the metric system?", is from foxnews.com, and has been there for several days that I know of. It is apparently the same video as the YouTube link, so one must assume that it is "authorized" by Fox News. Of course, this doesn't prove that it's not intended as satire, but the odds of it being a "...


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In a recording of a conference call Brix says a significant number were destroyed, and then says "and we did lose a significant, I think 70 testing sites that were in urban areas". She specifies that these are mainly pharmacies. Then Pence (?) says that he met with the Maryland family who owns 4 of the 70, which are located in DC. These 4 ...


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In the United States, there is no right for the people to vote for president. Instead, only the "Electors" can vote. According to Article 2 of the constitution: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be ...


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Latest date and not the same claim, but... quote from Meet the Sole Employee of the U.S. Metric Program: As the years went on, the Metric system wasn't only derided as confusing. It was a communist conspiracy! If the Americans converted under a multi-million dollar price tag, it was prime time for the Soviets to invade our weakened economy, according to the ...


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From In Kentucky, who is responsible for closing a polling location? - Politics SE After Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delayed the primary from mid-May to June 23 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, he issued an executive order requiring the Board of Elections to expand voting by mail, permit early voting, and limit contact among voters and poll workers ...


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The symbol had been used as early as the 1890s, with more widespread usage adopted following World War 2. The symbol was originally used as an anti-fascist symbol, and has been used, as pointed out by other answers, by Antifa in America.


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