Joe W
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Do the murder statistics of 5 cities bring the USA to the 3rd highest country, from 189th?
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This is not possible based on the information given. The link you provided has the US at 6th with 16,214 murders and 189th place is a 3 way tie with 9 murders each. Using this data that would require ...

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Is over 96% of Moderna's revenue from their COVID-19 Vaccine?
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38 votes

Yes, it appears to be the case based on the financial reports that they released. It seems that due to the large number of doses they sold over the quarter/year (208M/510M), they were able to make a ...

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Do 90% of employees who accept a counteroffer still end up leaving after a year?
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It appears the obvious reason for this claim is being missed. The fact is that job recruiters get paid based on the salary of the job they manage to help you get. If you take a counter offer to stay ...

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Did a Milwaukee airport allow Biden but not Trump to hold a rally because Biden's rally will be smaller?
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14 votes

It seems that the Biden event is not a rally but a small meeting https://www.tmj4.com/news/election-2020/airport-officials-explain-reasoning-behind-allowing-biden-event-after-denying-previous-trump-...

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As of August 2020, was the weekly mortality rate in the US the lowest in a decade and the second lowest in the 21st century so far?
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It looks like they are trying to push a narrative just as you suspect. If you look at the data they provide from the CDC it quickly becomes clear that the death rate is not steady all year long and it ...

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Were the Chinese tennis events cancelled by the WTA in relation to Peng Shuai already cancelled because of COVID-19?
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It appears that the cancelation due to covid was for the year 2021 and would have been reviewed at the start of the next year. The cancelation in regards to the issues around Peng Shuai appear to have ...

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Did Milton Friedman say that nothing was so permanent as a temporary government program?
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This appears to be true Tyranny of the Status Quo, by Milton Friedman and Rose D. Friedman, 1984, Pg. 115: Each recession has produced government spending programs supposedly as a temporary device to ...

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Did Trump publicly out Jeffrey Epstein as a pedophile in 2002?
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This does not appear to be true as there is indication that Epstein was a member at Mar-A-Lago well after 2002 and had a membership up until 2007 when his membership appears to have been shut down. ...

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Is it illegal to give water to voters in line in Delaware?
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The Washington Post has an article that debunks this. I wish I could provide more but the rest is behind a paywall but the title of the article should provide enough info. https://www.washingtonpost....

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Is dancing at private New Year's Eve parties forbidden in WA, Australia?
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It appears that dancing is indeed banned in that area but it is a general ban instead of something targeted at New Years events. https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-...

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Can helicopters safely fly when it is raining?
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Yes, they can fly in rain with no trouble at all and there is plenty of evidence to back this up. Of course in situations like this safety concerns are different because it would be the president of ...

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Have unions destroyed the US automobile industry?
7 votes

I would argue that it wasn't unions but rather the manufacturers themselves and the lack of focus on quality and fuel efficiency that lead to the problems. If you look back to 2010 there is a good New ...

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Is sleepiness after a goods night's sleep a sign of dehydration?
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It could be a sign but it could also mean other things. When it comes to your health and symptoms you see there can be many causes. https://www.risescience.com/blog/waking-up-tired One of the many ...

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In 1984, was the top income tax rate lowered from 70% to 28%,and was Social Security then taxed for the first time?
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No, this is not true the top tax bracket went from 70% to 50% for tax year 1981, 50% to 38.5% for tax year 1986 and 38.5% to 28% in tax year 1987. While it is true that these things did happen during ...

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Have there been no long lines or price hikes for gas in the eastern US?
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The article from the tweet you linked claims that both long lines and gas price increases occurred. I would guess either the tweet is a typo or it is click bait to get you to go to the article. https:/...

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Will taxing EU-made cars at 25% invert the US-EU trade deficit?
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It is unlikely to have the claimed impact for two reasons that are largely ignored. Tariffs are just a tax that gets added on certain goods that come into the country causing consumers to pay more ...

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