2018
Nov
17
comment Are most cases of polio derived from the polio vaccine?
@NicHartley - Sure, the tests exist. But for the population currently under discussion (3rd world) it seems most unlikely that anything other than symptomatic infections will be reported.
Nov
17
comment Are most cases of polio derived from the polio vaccine?
@NicHartley - However, since the same article states that 90 to 95% of all polio infections are asymptomatic, and presumably not detected in the populations being discussed, a 1% paralysis rate of overall infections implies a 10 to 20% paralysis rate in diagnosed cases.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Are US workers legally required to pay income taxes?
@supercat - I'm pretty sure you're confusing imputed and undeclared income. Imputed income is a benefit which has a "reasonable" market value, such as a company allowing your children to be covered by your (company) insurance. The value of that service is indeed taxable, but only if you receive it. The IRS is hard on getting taxes for stuff you did get, but they don't normally make stuff up. The "should have received" income is harder to parse. Are you talking, for instance, about owning a house which costs too much for your stated income?
Nov
1
comment Are US workers legally required to pay income taxes?
@Oddthinking - Done for the two which actually take some work.
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Nov
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comment Are US workers legally required to pay income taxes?
@supercat - I am not a (tax) lawyer, nor do I play one on television. In other words, I have no idea.
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Aug
20
comment Have more people been killed in Chicago than U.S. troops in Afghanistan?
"The 5,000 Chicagoans includes all homicides (clear from the context) not just gun deaths." And, to be fair, a large fraction (in later years a majority) of US deaths in Afghanistan were not caused by gunshot, either.
Jul
2
comment Did a nuclear blast devastate Port Chicago on July 17, 1944?
On a technical note, the statement about lack of fallout understates the case. Nukes and salt water produce radioactive isotopes of sodium, and these tend to be violently radioactive, in addition to soaking the surrounding area. The result would have been widespread radiation sickness among rescue workers, and this is simply not recorded. Heh. Of course, this just implies a really good coverup by the government....
Jan
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Jan
17
answered Is there a death penalty if you jump off a building (and don't die) in New York?
Jan
17
comment Is there a death penalty if you jump off a building (and don't die) in New York?
@pipe - In 1965 an Italian woman was dumped by her boyfriend when he was in her (upper story) apartment. He then left. After a minute or two, she decided she couldn't live without him. She jumped through her apartment window. However, he was just leaving the apartment building and she landed on him. He died. She survived.
2017
Jun
22
comment Did Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot earn ~1/40th of Man of Steel's Henry Cavill?
Additionally, when Cavill made the movie, the Superman series was known to be successful. Wonder Woman, on the other hand, is a new character, and the first instance will pay a good deal less. Even assuming the reports are correct, at the end of her contract (assuming the other movies have consistently done as well as the first), Gadot will bit in an extremely strong bargaining position, and will undoubtedly get a much bigger payout.
2015
Dec
15
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Dec
15
revised Was there inscribed over the gate of Agra this story about divorce?
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