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Without a clear and reasonable definition of "competitive primary", this does not rise to the level of a factual claim that can be confirmed or refuted. However, as the Newsweek article itself notes, Al Gore won the first 3 contests against Bill Bradley in 2000. It is hard for me to see what rigorous standard they might be applying that excludes that primary ...


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Circumstantial at best. We have this from Tablet Magazie that details the specifics of the lifting of the travel ban. While theoretically the direction could have come from the Secretary of State or Joe Biden, such involvement was a complete omission from those that were close to the affair. Here a Reformer, who would be antagonistic to perpetuating ...


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There is no evidence of such asking. And the campaign has flatly confirmed that it won't so ask. It seems Bloomberg used a box, or some sort of podium enhancement during his mayoralty and his inauguration.


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The numbering system is sequential. It is not a measurement system for land area. The scheme requires that I-80 is farther north than I-10, I-20, and so on. But it does not prescribe that I-80 be a specific distance north of I-10 for land-area-measurement. Interstates are very roughly evenly spaced because of the places they connect. The federal ...


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Yes, according to Honest Dissent vs. Ugly Disorder Life 10 November 1967, page 4: The 35,000 marchers on the Pentagon were mainly sincere young demonstrators...but also the hoodlums who spat on the troops, threw rocks through Pentagon windows, daubed the walls with lavatory obscenities According to the Congressional Record, House of Representatives, 5 ...


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Lembcke has published a number of articles asserting many times that this is a myth, so it is probably helpful to cite another writer on the same subject. Bob Greene, in his book Homecoming (1989), collected many anecdotes of supposed spitting incidents, solicited through a national newspaper column. However, he collected just as many letters from Vietnam ...


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Yes. Let's break this down in context, from her address: Imagine an economy where people could follow their aspirations, where they could be entrepreneurial, where they could take risks professionally because personally their families [sic] health care needs are being met. Where they could be self-employed or start a business, not be job-locked in a job ...


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She said a similar sentence, but in a broader context, which results in a different meaning than the misquotation in the question: Imagine an economy where people could follow their aspirations, where they could be entrepreneurial, where they could take risks professionally because personally their families [sic] health care needs are being met. Where ...


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The 1985 book Wealth, Poverty and Inheritance: The Voice from the Coffin says: Thomas Stanley's study of millionaires, supra note 13, reports that of the millionaires surveyed more than half received no inheritance. Only 20% inherited a substantial portion of their wealth. So this is based on a study Stanley did in the early '80s.


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All of these questions can be answered in one single statement. News reports, court records, etc can't legally distribute the name of any minor involved in a crime to the public as a matter of law as it opens a minor and his family up to harassment whether they are found innocent or guilty. Odds are that articles were written about it but good luck picking ...


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Yes, in 1974 Sanders is on record stating that just 351 guest visas to Jamaicans was hurting native Vermont residents, although he didn't use the word steal. He also equated the voluntary guest worker program that encouraged Jamaicans to do physically tough field work in the US to slavery. Back in 1974, Sanders's rhetorical target was local orchard ...


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A July 2015 interview (at 5:54) was: Ezra Klein: You said being a democratic socialist means a more international view. I think if you take global poverty that seriously, it leads you to conclusions that in the US are considered out of political bounds. Things like sharply raising the level of immigration we permit, even up to a level of open borders. ...


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Summarizing my answer from law.SE... According a NYT analysis, the law only bars certain executive functionaries like the inspector general from making such disclosures; senators/legislators are not on that list. Do whistle-blowers have a right to remain anonymous? Only in a limited way. Another part of the Inspector General Act says that agency ...


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It turns out Thunberg was asked what she thinks of China and India in an interview with The Times of India. Some excerpts: What is your message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Take this seriously and act. Otherwise in the future you will not be taken seriously. You have such a big responsibility and if you don’t do something, you will be much ...


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Trump explicitly clarified the scope of "the wall" as early as Feb 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/politics/donald-trump-border-wall-cost-8-billion/ "I'm taking price per square foot and price per square, you know, per mile, and it's a very simple calculation," Trump said, noting that he would need to erect about 1,000 miles of border wall along ...


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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 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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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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