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by Dakota Smith and Doug Smith, ''Los Angeles Times'', 15 July 2018
 
by Dakota Smith and Doug Smith, ''Los Angeles Times'', 15 July 2018
  
==Plastic straws?==
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==Plastic straws==
 
[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/business/plastic-straws-ban-fact-check-nyt.html How a 9-year-old boy’s statistic shaped a debate on straws]<br>
 
[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/business/plastic-straws-ban-fact-check-nyt.html How a 9-year-old boy’s statistic shaped a debate on straws]<br>
 
by Niraj Chokshi, ''New York Times'', 19 July 19 2018
 
by Niraj Chokshi, ''New York Times'', 19 July 19 2018

Revision as of 21:34, 31 July 2018

Quotations

Forsooth

“That means then that criminal aliens are committing 28 percent of the crimes in the United States. And so that means 28 percent of the murders, 28 percent of the rapes, 28 percent of the violence and the assaults and battery, first- and second-degree murder and also manslaughter attacks are committed by criminal aliens.”

-- Representative Steve King (R-Iowa), quoted in: Fact-checking President Trump’s numbers on the ‘human toll of illegal immigration’, Washington Post, 6 July 2018

How likely is 'likely'?

If you say something is “likely,” how likely do people think it is?
by Andrew Mauboussin and Michael J. Mauboussin, Harvard Business Review, 3 July 2018


Counting the homeless

More sidewalk tents, but fewer people living in them? The 2018 homeless count's new math
by Dakota Smith and Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2018

Plastic straws

How a 9-year-old boy’s statistic shaped a debate on straws
by Niraj Chokshi, New York Times, 19 July 19 2018

Alzheimer's drug study

Why the latest Alzheimer’s drug study has so many people confused
by Clifton Leaf, Fortune, 30 July 2018