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Russell Brand - who really won, May or Corbyn 87% Posted Jun 2017

Russell Brand - who really won, May or Corbyn

Comment: 130 days ago

I see you're trying to impersonate me as a guest user.   It's clear that's not me because it says 'Guest' right before the name as well as a period after the 'FactCheck' part.   You must have had a bad childhood to be how you are today.  I feel sorry for you.

Bill Maher - Make Earth Great Again 88% Posted Apr 2017

Bill Maher - Make Earth Great Again

Comment: 184 days ago

"There is no oxygen on Mars" and "There is no air on Mars."

Actually, there is both.  The air is very thin compared to Earth and is about 1/100th of what is on Earth but it does have Air.

The composition of Mars atmosphere is 95.32% CO2, 2.7% N, 1.6% Ar, 0.13% pure Oxygen, 0.08% CO.

CO2 has two atoms of Oxygen for each atom of Carbon.  Calculated means 63.55% Oxygen from the CO2 plus 0.13% pure Oxygen plus 0.04% Oxygen from the CO makes a total of 63.72% oxygen in the Mars atmosphere.

How to win over Republicans on renewable energy 88% Posted Apr 2017

How to win over Republicans on renewable energy

Comment: 187 days ago

That Reagan banned Aerosol was substituted with other items:

C3-C6 Saturated light hydrocarbons (e.g., propane, n-butane, isobutane) - Dangerous because flammable.

Compressed Gases (carbon dioxide, air, nitrogen, nitrous oxide)

Dimethyl Ether - Flammable

HFC-152a - Several reports of fatal car crashes have been linked to drivers huffing HFC-152a.  Prolonged exposure has been linked in humans to the development of coronary disease and angina.  When inverted to spray liquid, the boiling fluorocarbon is easily ignitable, producing a very large blast of flame and extremely toxic gases such as hydrogen fluoride and carbonyl fluoride as combustion products.

HFC-227ea - High global warming potential.

HFO-1234ze(E) - Dangerous so recommended workplace exposure limit of 1000 ppm and a preliminary recommended acute consumer exposure limit of 420 ppm.

 

 

 

Bernie Sanders on North Korea, Syria and Trump's tax returns 87% Posted Apr 2017

Bernie Sanders on North Korea, Syria and Trump's tax returns

Comment: 188 days ago

Overbooking wasn't why United dragged a passenger off the flight.  There were four crewmembers deadheading.  It is more critical for crew to reach their destination because if they don't get there, that problem will trickle down to more flights.  For example, 4 initial flights could be canceled causing connecting flights to be canceled, etc.

This is allowable by law.  The department of transportation has a document that covers this:  https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/fly-rights

"If you are bumped involuntarily and the airline arranges substitute transportation that is scheduled to get you to your final destination (including later connections) within one hour of your original scheduled arrival time, there is no compensation.

If the airline arranges substitute transportation that is scheduled to arrive at your destination between one and two hours after your original arrival time (between one and four hours on international flights), the airline must pay you an amount equal to 200% of your one-way fare to your final destination that day, with a $675 maximum.

If the substitute transportation is scheduled to get you to your destination more than two hours later (four hours internationally), or if the airline does not make any substitute travel arrangements for you, the compensation doubles (400% of your one-way fare, $1350 maximum)."

Brexit means Brexit, and we are going to make a Titanic success of it 86% Posted Apr 2017

Brexit means Brexit, and we are going to make a Titanic success of it

Comment: 193 days ago

Since the word "Titanic" is capitalized and in the middle of the sentence, it is referring to a proper noun and not an adjective.

Noam Chomsky takes a look at the Sanders campaign 88% Posted Apr 2017

Noam Chomsky takes a look at the Sanders campaign

Comment: 194 days ago

Money is a minor factor.  Ross Perot, for example, had more money than any other candidate in the 1992 election but took zero of the electorial college votes.  Even if you look at the popular vote, which doesn't matter in the USA elections, he only received 18.9% of those votes.

TYT - Trump answers his critics, like a child would 87% Posted Mar 2017

TYT - Trump answers his critics, like a child would

Comment: 213 days ago

The problem with the 4.7% unemployment rate is that it appears to be a good number but actually isn't.  When Obama passed the affordable healthcare act, it required employers to cover the major costs of healthcare to full time employees.  As a result, many companies converted their workforce from full time employees to part time employees.  This caused many people to become underemployed.  The underemployed rate was 14.1% when Trump took office in January.  Add that to the unemployed rate and you can see how bad it really is.

Musical illusion that will blow your mind 87% Posted Mar 2017

Musical illusion that will blow your mind

Comment: 215 days ago

For style, heat retention, hiding baldness, and lice prevention.

Wargames - Nuclear missile launch86% Posted Mar 2017

Wargames - Nuclear missile launch

Comment: 216 days ago

For a more realistic idea of how it used to work, watch this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWZXinRwCaE

TYT - Did Donald Trump leak his own tax return? 87% Posted Mar 2017

TYT - Did Donald Trump leak his own tax return?

Comment: 221 days ago

Those "Business Losses" you mentioned were not from bankruptcy. 

It is a well known fact that Trump is in the real estate business.  If the majority of your income comes from real estate, the tax laws allow you to write off an unlimited amount of depreciation.  Doesn't seem to make sense because the property values are appreciating but the federal tax laws do allow you to depreciate your property for 30 years based on the price you paid -- not what it is currently worth.  He takes advantage of that tax law to pay fewer taxes.

When a property gets sold, you will have a higher capital gain and more taxes paid because of the depreciation you took all those years but that's only if you plan on selling in the future.

Example, I buy a piece of property for 10,000,000.  I can write off $333,333 each year as a business expense.  In 30 years, the property is now worth zero and no more can be depreciated.  But in reality, the property is now worth $50,000,000 because it appreciated in value.  So you sell it for $50,000,000.  Normally, you would only pay taxes on the increased value which is  $40,000,000.  But since it was depreciated, you will pay those capital gain taxes on the entire $50,000,000 you got when you sold it.

Only in Japan - Building with a crazy highway going through it 66% Posted Mar 2017

Only in Japan - Building with a crazy highway going through it

Comment: 224 days ago

I think you misunderstood the "Only In Japan" part.  That is the name of the YouTube channel where the video was originally posted and I don't believe any claim is made that this only occurs in Japan.

The link you provided to the Berlin apartment building is slightly different.  There are many highways that go under buildings such as the one you linked.  The difference with the one at Osaka's Gate is that it goes through the middle of the building and the Berlin example is a building built on top of a highway.  With your criteria, any building on a mountain where a highway goes through a tunnel in that mountain is the same thing as going through a building but I think it's different.

Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?87% Posted Mar 2017

Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?

Comment: 226 days ago

This is false.  Alexa does not answer this way -- at least not today. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtA5-aRoyEk

"Alexa, Would you lie to me?"  Answer:  I always try to tell the truth.  I'm not always right but I would never intentionally lie to you or anyone else.

"Alexa, What is the CIA?"  Answer:  The Central Intelligence Agency. The civilian foreign intelligence service of the US Government tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world primarily through the use of human intelligence.

"Alexa, Are you connected the the CIA?" Answer:  No, I work for Amazon.

Can streets become giant solar panels? 86% Posted Mar 2017

Can streets become giant solar panels?

Comment: 229 days ago

New video posted today.  Worlds first 'Solar Roadway' CATCHES FIRE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P90Y71ThfQs

Can streets become giant solar panels? 86% Posted Mar 2017

Can streets become giant solar panels?

Comment: 232 days ago

Solar roadways has been busted so many times by so many people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzzz5DdzyWY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtkbioiQHmA

http://jalopnik.com/why-the-solar-roadway-is-a-terrible-idea-1582519375

Noam Chomsky: The US is a very racist society 87% Posted Mar 2017

Noam Chomsky: The US is a very racist society

Comment: 236 days ago

"Reagan was racist but he denied it."  Hard to prove such claims when people deny it..

Reagan did not start the drug war.  Nixon created the DEA in 1972 and coined the drug war; however, the first anit-drug law was passed in 1875 against the smoking of opium.The law became federal in 1909 with the congress approval of the Anti-Opium Act of 1909.

Republicans vote to shield Trump's tax returns from public 86% Posted Mar 2017

Republicans vote to shield Trump's tax returns from public

Comment: 236 days ago

Carter wasn't forced to sell his peanut farm.  He was going to sell it anyway.  Link to the original 1979 article:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/02/14/troubled-carter-peanut-warehouse-is-up-for-sale/e1a1e82f-9707-43c7-97cc-c3a0c2713094/

The business was failing after the 1976-1977 draught.  It was up for sale for quite some time.  Even his brother Billy offered to by it in 1977 but the trustee of the warehouse declined the offer because it wasn't enough.

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Tesla's Gigafactory 88% Posted Feb 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Tesla's Gigafactory

Comment: 244 days ago

You put guesses in your figures but that's okay because it's still less than the Retail/Food industry which makes Musk's comment wrong.

If the Agriculture sector in your research is 7.6 trillions a year, that inflates my figures for Retail/Food even more.  Puts the fossil fuel industry below half of that industry.

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Tesla's Gigafactory 88% Posted Feb 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Tesla's Gigafactory

Comment: 244 days ago

I added all those numbers up and came up with 5759.521.  Not sure how helpful that is for you.  Some of those companies drill for oil, others refine the oil.  Without looking up what all the companies do, some might deliver and some might sell to the consumer.  Since that is based on revenue, you need to determine the revenue to the final consumer just like you do with GDP otherwise you're duplicating figures.

For example, if you sell a loaf of bread for $1, but it has ingredients like the eggs for $0.10, flour for $0.30, and sugar for $0.20, your method is adding up all those figures to come up with a total of $1.60 for the food industry.  However, the final product to the consumer is only $1.  This is basic economics that they teach in freshmen year college.

Again, if you disagree with my numbers, then provide your own.  Otherwise, I will continue to disagree that the fossil fuel industry is the biggest industry in the world.

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Tesla's Gigafactory 88% Posted Feb 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio visits Tesla's Gigafactory

Comment: 244 days ago

If you disagree with me, then why don't you enlighten us with what you claim is the dollar amount associated with the fossil fuel industry.

But like I said in my comment, most people spend more money on housing and cars than they do in energy costs each month.  Check your own stats.  Add up your electric, oil, and gas bills and tell us if that's greater than or less than your rent or mortgage payments.

Trumponomics: Empowering Proto-Fascists 87% Posted Feb 2017

Trumponomics: Empowering Proto-Fascists

Comment: 245 days ago

Godwin's law proven again.

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