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Yes, while the conviction of Saddam Hussein may be questionable in some respects, you are misreading the basic facts. Here is an English translation of the judgement against Saddam Hussein and his co-defendants. It explains that the town as a whole was subjected to collective punishment, that some of the accused died from torture and mistreatment prior to ...


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It's authentic. Lewis and Clark College posted Sharing Professor Healy’s Protest Story with Congress on their website, which links to a letter from the college's president, Wim Wiewel, and includes the same statement from the professor at the end of the letter. Here is another link to that letter.


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Yes, the graphic did appear on a Smithsonian web page titled Whiteness. Thanks to Wikipedia, we have a date and location for the graphic, allowing me to locate it in an Archive.org snapshot of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) website. It was not live for too many days, and certainly is no longer there: the ...


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No. It's a very one-sided and theoretical propaganda claim based on transparently faulty assumptions. The most egregious of these – let's call it in good faith – 'errors' are these four: "innovations" means automatically 'better' drugs. Which is untrue. This is a questionable assumptions since most newly approved drugs are often not much better ...


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Quick summary: Some outpatient surgeons in LA require a hospital affiliation, but this does not cover "all other physicians in outpatient surgery settings". (disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer, just a biomedical research scientist. I'm reading from the plain language of the administrative codes and other sources may also apply in a legal context) Full ...


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it is now July 21, 2020, and the data on strict Pneumonia deaths (not SARS-COVID-2 related) that was presented by the question has had time to mature and get over the lag. And... it's not good. Data is available here. Weeks 26-28 are still preliminary and run into the same issues raised by the claim in OP's post for week 13. The data is preliminary and is ...


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The question is about "situations like this" as CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan says; a connection to civil rights protests. Maybe the distinction is arbitrary, but this seems different from plainclothes NYPD raping an 18 year old after detaining her in an unmarked van. One related sort-of precedent is that of ICE. There are reported incidents of ...


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Basis reports by some indicate there are between 400-600 million firearms in the US. So yes there's more guns than US citizens. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/fact-there-are-400-million-privately-owned-guns-us-72936


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No Other instances of claims There are some additional tweets, though both after yours: Barr visited Maxwell in jail this morning. https://twitter.com/AdamECohen/status/1278885217323941888 [deleted] Today Attorney General Barr attempted to visit Ghislaine Maxwell in her jail cell, but was refused entry by her attorney. https://twitter.com/takeadive45/...


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Yes, but very likely not for the reason implied by the question and it's source:. As others have pointed out, you get higher rates of everything in more dense populations which tend to not vote for Republicans.. for completely unrelated reasons to that of police-violence. The connecting thread is precisely what #BLM proponents claim to be the problem: The ...


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I've looked for any confirmation of this around the internet every few days since first posting. The only thing I've found is people asking for sources for the initial claim. Unless something concrete appears in the future, I'm going to say Barr did not visit Ghislaine Maxwell the day she was arrested.


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Yes It's not a very technical or precise claim, but its essence is factually sound. Using the common measure for "police brutality" as police killings,* a large majority of the cities with high police brutality have Democratic majors. While King did not qualify it further, this claim remains mostly true even when taking into account party ...


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