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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. Yes he was identified as a problem in November 2020. A thread on the @...


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Yes, he was. He admitted it in a video on his own Twitter, and even posted videos he shot at the location. (The latter he also posted on youtube; in one of these he says he's "anti-government".) And Fox News and CNN covered his participation too. I can only find a transcript from the former though: An anti-Trump activist who once said he wanted to ...


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I see that the Pentagon has released a detailed timeline of the events on their side now. (Alas the pdf is not OCR'd, so I can't easily quote too much from it.) The most relevant points on Jan 6 seem to be 13:05 "A/SD receives open source reports of demonstrator movements to U.S. Capitol" 13:34 DC Mayor (Bowser) requests troops in phone call with ...


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Unknown First, to clear up some misinformation, The Vice President cannot activate the National Guard. To repeat, THE VICE PRESIDENT CANNOT ACTIVATE THE NATIONAL GUARD. Any source stating otherwise is either ignorant or applying artistic license in the reporting. (Frankly, I think it's a signficant mark against the credibility of anyone reporting this, but I'...


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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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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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Regarding income, the board's pdf (which you've linked to) says on the first page e.g. that Between 2016 and 2019, median family income rose 5 percent, and mean family income decreased 3 percent (figure 1). These changes suggest that the income distribution narrowed slightly over the period, particularly as the decrease in mean income was mainly driven by ...


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According to the CDC, that number is low. They published a report in 2011 which examined 2008 data from bathroom injuries. They looked at many details, including the types of injuries, where and how they occurred, and age breakdown of the injured people. The report estimates there were about 234,000 bathroom injuries in 2008, and that of these, 54,696 ...


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Offering an alternative explanation to the one already given. I came across this as part of my own research, so take this with a grain of salt (although I certainly don't buy into the fluffy "rabbi" explanation). In this Harper's Magazine article, Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International ...


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This is not a site for legal advice, but this is generally covered by 11 U.S. Code § 523 which says (a) A discharge under section 727, 1141, 1192, 1228(a), 1228(b), or 1328(b) of this title does not discharge an individual debtor from any debt— ... (8) unless excepting such debt from discharge under this paragraph would impose an undue hardship on the ...


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The transcription in the question is an accurate representation of her speech, which is available on the C-SPAN vido attached to this tweet The pause in her speech between "herd immunity" and "quackery" could be interpreted as apposition or it could be enumeration - that is, referring to something else, e.g. the promotion of ...


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Yes, Nancy Pelosi said this, and C-SPAN has the video: Speaker Pelosi on Coronavirus Economic Aid Package. You can navigate to the correct part by clicking on the text in the automatically-generated transcript (though note it was not edited and has mistakes like "crockery" when she really said "quackery"). Pelosi already received the ...


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TLDR: the appropriations bill for 2021 has a Covid stimulus attached to it. (Conceivably, the stimulus could have been a separate law as in the prior CARES act, but for intricate reasons of politicking, this stimulus was put in a "single legislative vehicle" with the rest of the normal years-end appropriations.) The FB post (and now Trump) have ...


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First of all, the first step in hypothesis testing is ... to have a hypothesis. You start with a "null hypothesis" that lays out some random process that the recorded data is hypothesized to have come from. Then the probability, given the null hypothesis, of seeing data as extreme or more extreme is calculated. If this is sufficiently small, then ...


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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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I believe the claim is this one from the Georgia Star News. Before we get into the details, let's cover the whopper. Claim: The emergency order allowing absentee voting in Georgia expired five days before the election. 100% FALSE. Georgia has laws about absentee ballots. What the emergency order in question did was allow them to be put in secure drop boxes ...


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In general terms: Georgians have been able to vote absentee without an excuse since a Republican-controlled legislature introduced it in 2005, though it hadn’t been widely used until this year after the pandemic struck. There is now talk (in that article) that the new legislative session that starts on Jan 11 in GA may reconsider that. Since it's ...


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