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My answer rests on publications by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Apparently, the Washington Post also uses CDC numbers, even though I couldn't find the data set that they used to produce the figure. Before I get into details, just a word about the fact that Texas is one of the warmest states in the USA. If you look at average annual ...


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No. That inforgraphic and the corresponding headlines were exaggerated and used old, available data to present a simplified picture of the media market to illustrate the "illusion of choice" and encourage people to be aware of who really owns the news they watch and read. It was never meant to be a detailed or comprehensive take on who controls the ...


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Any increase in population will put an increased strain on services and infrastructure. If a service is managed privately for profit then these additional people are customers and the business that serves expands to meet new demand which includes more jobs and more money in the local economy. If the service is publicly owned or not run for profit, then the ...


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No, because the underlying assumption behind this analysis is no longer true The underlying assumption of this article is that private health insurance payments are "Non-Tax Compulsory Payments" But formal labor taxes are limited because they omit “non-tax compulsory payments” (NTCPs). NTCPs are payments workers and employers are legally compelled to pay ...


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And the absolute difference noted in the USSC report (quoted by liftarn's answer) still has unexplained gaps even after correcting for some possible confounders: Using rich data linking federal cases from arrest through to sentencing, we find that initial case and defendant characteristics, including arrest offense and criminal history, can explain ...


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There have been several reports made on the subject of different punishments for the same crime based on skin colour: source: The United States Sentencing Commission reported last week that black male offenders received sentences on average 19.1 percent longer than similarly situated white male offenders. source: Blacks were significantly more likely ...


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TL;DR - we don't know if the study is corroborated. I will continue to look into this topic to edit and improve the answer. It may be too early to conclude if the results of the 2018 paper are corroborated by other sources. RE: Methodology, the paper covers it well (emphasis added). We constructed an original database of all confirmed uses of deadly ...


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Thanks to Laurel's answer we can check fact what happened and see if that did happen or not. Home invasions involving three armed assailants seem pretty rare in America, unless it's gang or mob violence. It seems more common for one financially-desperate person to go on a solo robbery, target unlocked homes, and give-up if the homes prove to be occupied. ...


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Yes, this looks like the story Video shows woman shooting at burglars during Gwinnett home invasion: Surveillance video from inside the home shows the Gwinnett County woman rush from her bedroom and then unloads all her bullets on the three men who kicked in her front door. [...] As they exchange fire with drywall debris clouding the dark home, the ...


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The reason for this discrepancy is because the data from the Umweltbundesamt includes construction and demolition waste (see figure below and surrounding text on your linked webpage) whereas the data from the EPA "does not include everything that is landfilled in MSW, or nonhazardous, landfills, such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, municipal ...


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This graph is a false comparison, as has been stated earlier. We now have the 2017 and 2018 ICE numbers, and they show that Trump had fewer yearly arrests than Obama. Earlier in the thread, some people said they could only find the 2016 numbers, and that they were from the Washington Examiner. That is not accurate, the ICE data is publicly available. ...


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It's impossible to disprove every false statement by finding a source that explicitly refutes it. But here's how USDA food "destruction" proceeds, from a recent example: Iconic product of North America, present on all the tables for Thanksgiving, the production of cranberries has had an important growth after a serious health crisis at the end of the ...


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