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Steve October 19, 2021

The Difference Between We’re, Where, and Were It is common to confuse we’re, were, and where. We’re is a contraction of “we are,” where references location, and were is the plural past tense of “are.” Used in a sentence, it works like this, “we’re where we were.” Where the sentence means, “we are, in the […]

Steve October 19, 2021

How to Trade Options Explained Options contracts represent the right to buy or sell an underlying asset, before an expiration date, once certain price conditions are met.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25] There are two basic ways to participate in the options market: You can buy an option contract You can sell (AKA write) an option contract. There are two […]

Steve October 19, 2021

19 October 2021 What was claimed Text on NHSX website is proof that vaccine passports will definitely be introduced in December 2021. Our verdict The text refers to the way exemptions will be viewed on the NHS COVID app. The Department of Health and Social Care have confirmed that vaccine passports are an “option” but […]

Steve October 19, 2021

This ad, appearing in Montana, ends with Feddes urging viewers to “tell Senator Jon Tester to oppose Biden’s tax hikes.” The funny thing is that Tester, a Democrat, is already on record opposing President Biden’s tax proposal targeted in the ad — and House Democrats declined to include it in the version of the tax […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Home Bias Report Posted By: Media Bias Fact Check October 19, 2021 These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation.  They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information […]

Steve October 18, 2021

How to Trade Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin and Ethereum Many people have heard about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but not everyone knows how to trade and invest in digital currencies. To trade or invest in cryptocurrency you’ll need a cryptocurrency wallet and an exchange to trade on. Luckily, some platforms like Coinbase provide both services in one […]

Steve October 18, 2021

The Dunning–Kruger effect is when people over-estimate their competence in something due to a lack of experience in that thing.[13][14][15][16][17] The Dunning–Kruger effect was first described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger. The roots of the theory come from a 1999 study “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own […]

Steve October 18, 2021

The main differences between Trump, Biden, and Bernie on healthcare centers around how insurance is paid for and what benefits are included. That then impacts who gets insurance, what it costs, and what taxes look like. All three on paper say they want to expand coverage, go after drug companies, and reduce costs. Trump has […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Facts on COVID-19 We present facts and myths on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All of our data comes from official sources like the WHO and CDC when possible. Otherwise, we tried to use reputable sources like the Washington Post who sourced information from a broader array of official sources like NHC and Dingxiangyuan.[10][11][12] Please […]

Steve October 18, 2021

The recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic officially lasted just two months and ended in April 2020. But Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wrongly credited President Joe Biden for guiding “this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession.” Buttigieg made his remarks on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while answering a question about the […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Price’s Law says, “half of the publications come from the square root of all contributors.” However, it is often used to support the idea that, “a few people generate half the results.”[3][4][5][6] This general truism was related to his work in “Bibliometrics,” where he looked at the exponential growth of science, the half-life of scientific […]

Steve October 18, 2021

Oil prices went negative on April 20th, 2020. This essentially translated to oil producers paying buyers to take oil. This was the result of a lack of demand for oil causing a lack of storage / a fear of a lack of storage.[7][8][9] It costs money to store oil no one wants, and thus the […]

Steve October 18, 2021

18 October 2021 What was claimed An image of Earth was pasted into a photo from the Apollo 17 space mission. Our verdict This is not true and is a misinterpretation of an effect linked to photo editing software. What was claimed A famous photo of Earth published in 2002 is a composite image or […]

Steve October 18, 2021

18 October 2021 What was claimed In September 2021 there was a three-week period when renewables produced between 2% and 3% of the country’s electricity. Our verdict False. During the first three weeks of September, wind, solar and hydroelectricity accounted for their lowest share of total electricity generation during the month, but it was still […]