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This is false no matter what way you try to frame it. Using the 2019 crime stats: Murders US: 15020 [1] Chicago: 491 [2] Detroit: 273 [3] New Orleans: 120 [4] St. Louis: 194 [5] Washington DC: 166 [6] These cities have a combined census population of 4.67m (out of 308.75m for the USA), which is ~1.5% of the total US population [7] Removing those 5 cities ...


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The numbers on the chart seem to be close for the most part, although there are other events that match the criteria of this image that should be included. We are going to assume, for the sake of this question, that the criteria that the creator of this image used was Either deaths of American Citizens, or deaths on American soil – this is to prevent ...


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No, Trump did not order the National Guard to mobilize at that time. As The New York Times reported, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller made the ultimate decision to activate the entirety of the district's National Guard, an order that was subsequently approved by Mike Pence, not Trump: Defense and administration ...


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This has been fact-checked extensively: All following quotes are from the Washington Post. It may be a stunning picture, but it’s also a highly misleading and cherry-picked one. The most crucial thing to note at the outset is that just because someone died after getting the vaccine doesn’t mean they died because of it. So when Tucker Carlson says "a ...


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To summarize: Honduras has regulations about what lobsters can be fished (to prevent over-exploitation). The defendants knowingly broke these regulations and then tried to hide their illegal activities by breaking more laws to smuggle the lobsters into the US. Archive.org has the DoJ article. According to that, the Lacey Act states that fish/wildlife can’t ...


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The graph accurately represents the survey result but the survey cannot be taken as an accurate representation of the true position. If you follow the link to the paper that Unherd has you'll see the following data on page 17: The fourth column is "COVID-19 vaccine hesitant % (95% CI)". The data itself came from an online survey via Facebook: ...


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The sources quote Regina Lark who in turn quotes unnamed sources. The specialist in organizing and productivity writes: Are there 300,000 Things in a Home? One thing I remember reading impressed the hell out of me: The average household contains about 300,000 things. In order to grow my company, I needed clients, which I found by speaking to numerous groups ...


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This question was brought to the media's attention by this tweet from the test-taker's sister: my sister’s 6th grade social studies class took a quiz today and......... this is ridiculous.. harmful rhetoric in our education system is exactly why anti-asian hate crimes and racism persist today @CFBISD @BlalackMS do better The school district tweeted within ...


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As has been pointed out, the 28% is an outlier. The average poll still has her at around 41%. If we look at that 41% value, she is still above past vice presidents. Mike Pence eg polled at times around 38% (the list also contains polls from before and after he was VP, so the <30% values are not relevant for this question). But even if we take the outlier ...


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Yes, of course. This was quite common. — The Evening News, Detroit MI Michigan, July 4, 1901 'Last train robbery of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid' 'Original reporting' Sundance supposedly turned up again almost a year later in the town of Elko, Nevada. At midnight on April 3, 1899, Sundance, Harvey Logan, and George Currie, wearing masks, reportedly ...


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This is not possible based on the information given. The link you provided has the US at 6th with 16,214 murders and 189th place is a 3 way tie with 9 murders each. Using this data that would require that those 6 cities accounted for all but 9 murders in the country. If you look at the overall stats for the country you will find this is impossible. https://...


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Let's clarify, there's no "Antifa in Portland" organization. There's a lot of groups who identify as Antifa in the City of Portland, Oregon, and a lot of groups who don't but are labelled Antifa anyway. Anyone can claim to be Antifa. Antifa is short for Anti-Fascist, and refers to an activist stance rather than a specific organization. Yes he was ...


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Update (7/6/21): Within 12 hours of my writing this answer, CNN has edited their article. The original claim can be seen here. CNN now acknowledges "a 26% drop [presumably in deaths] from last year's holiday weekend." The tone of their article has slightly changed and CNN has stopped portraying the deaths over the 4th of July weekend as part of &...


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TLDR: roughly true, although the overall percentage of US feedlot cattle given such implants is around 90%, not 99%, according to 2013 USDA data, although it's higher in some US regions, for some types of cattle (and lower in others). Some corroborating evidence: only 2% of [2016] US beef exports (by weight) were in the Non Hormone Treated Cattle program. ...


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According to the Food Defect Levels Handbook (FDA.gov): MOLD COUNT Refers to the results of the Howard mold count method which is reported as the percentage of positive microscopic fields that have been scored as either positive or negative based on the presence or absence of a minimum amount of mold hyphae. Many web pages describe the method as "...


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Did the 2nd Amendment really limit the purchase of cannons from the day it was passed? No. The 2nd Amendment protects "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" and does not single out cannons or any other weapon individually. The Second Amendment states simply (.gov site) A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free ...


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Yes, because the safety systems that are required for furnaces and water heaters are not standard on stoves and ovens. Conventional gas-burning furnaces and hot water heaters include two design elements to prevent build-up of carbon monoxide (poison hazard) and natural gas (explosion hazard) inside the house: A flame sensor checks if the gas is burning. If ...


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According to Pew Research, the difference in median income classed by income strata, expressed in 2018 dollars, from 1970 to 2018, has skewed hard toward the rich, with both the middle and the poor losing ground as a relative share of total income in the US. It is important to note that, as far as Pew is concerned, the top quintile is the typical grouping ...


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Yes, according to The San Francisco Examiner, the source of the quote is a 1972 poll of people of interest done by that year’s “Georgia Peanut Princess”, Paulette Brown: This year's Georgia Peanut Princess Paulette Brown has taken a poll to end all polls among a variety of presidential candidates and public figures she wanted to know how they stand on ...


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In the 4th quarter of 2020 the net worth of US households was $122,886,624 million. The number of US households was 128.451 million. Therefore, the mean net wealth was $956,681 Total personal income was $19,502,071 million. Therefore, the mean income per household was $151,825. In Andersen's hypothetical world where all households have the same wealth and ...


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Well I tracked down the origin of the claim: http://www.gradeinflation.com/ Specifically from [1]: The authors hypothesize the following to explain these results: On a national basis, the evolution of grading practices seems to be the result of a gradual abandonment of curve-based grading (Figure 2). Grading practices for private and public schools, which ...


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I'm not sure what level of Google-exhaustion one needs to show before drawing a negative conclusion on an existence question like this, but it's probably quite safe to conclude that there are no prominent Republicans who have done this, or there would be a media furore, by analogy with the one that did happen further back in the spring when Newsmax aired a ...


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Since this Q is going for a more direct comparison of deaths "after" Covid-19 vaccines vs deaths "after" influenza ones (per 1st para in the quote), as detailed in an answer to a linked question, which would have been more fitting to give here, the flu vaccines have a different mandatory reporting standard to VAERS, compared to Covid-19 ...


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Source Confusion from TechCrunch+ The article by the Energy Consulting Group cites an article by Darrell Etherington at TechCrunch which is not an interview with Musk but instead a badly summarized series of Tweets. The Energy Consulting Group presumes the following (1 000 rockets) x (3 launches per day) x (1 000 tonnes) = 3 000 000 tonnes/day This follows ...


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The survey has more than 98% non-response. What we're seeing here is selection bias: people who (claim to) have a PhD and are FaceBook users and responded to this survey are not representative of PhDs in general. Taking the survey is voluntary, and only 1-2% of those users who are invited actually take the survey. (This fact is mentioned in the middle of ...


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The article in question seems to be "Research on Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Influenza Virus: The Way Forward". The abstract is: The voluntary moratorium on gain-of-function research related to the transmissibility of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus should continue, pending the resolution of critical policy questions concerning the rationale for ...


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There is a basic error in the claim's calculation of the number of votes cast. Turnout can be calculated in a number of ways, but the one preferred (and the 66% figure quoted) is the percentage of people voting compared with the Voting Eligible Population, not with the number of registered voters. The Voting Eligible Population is the number of people who ...


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The meme is unclear It is not clear whether the meme is talking about absolute numbers or per capita murder rates. I'll talk about both. The meme does not distinguish murder vs homicide The first thing to note is that murder is a legal term, not equivalent to homicide. Murder does not include accidents or various manslaughter that led to homicide without ...


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This is the actual wording of the declaration included in Texas's Motion for Expedited Consideration: I tested the hypothesis that the performance of the two Democrat candidates were statistically similar by comparing Clinton to Biden. I use a Z-statistic or score, which measures the number of standard deviations the observation is above the mean value of ...


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