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Slavery in the North Compared to the South

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  Slavery in the North Compared to the South As you can tell, this image makes the claims about slavery,  that the North (in the terms of the Civil War Era, the “North” referred to non-slave states) having more slaves than the South (again, in Civil War terms, slave holding states) At the time of […]

Martin Luther King Jr, Was He a Republican?

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Was he a Republican? Martin Luther King Jr being a Republican or not, was already covered in a previous post. the sheer number of posts I have seen on Facebook in the last few days made it seem like a more indepth post on just this subject was a good idea. I have […]

Confederate Flag Confusion, Battle Flag, or Official Flag?

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Growing up in the South I was always around the “Confederate Flag” which we also knew as the Battle Flag or Rebel Flag amongst ourselves. It was never the official Confederate Flag though, so how and when did it become known as such? When the Southern States seceded from the Union starting in late 1860, […]

Are these claims about Switzerland’s Gun ownership true?

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Should America Follow Switzerland’s Gun Rules? Switzerland has been making the social media rounds lately, I have been seeing a lot of posts about gun control, as I am sure everyone has, especially with all of the recent shootings. This image claims that Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the world. It also claims […]

Reagan vs Obama – Deficit Edition!

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Did Reagan triple the deficit? Did Obama cut it in half? I see this one on social media pretty often, and keep meaning to discuss it, so here it is. While I understand as most people do, that Congress controls spending and the budget [1], for the sake of this argument I’m going to keep […]

Does Obamacare Create These New Taxes in January 2015?

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New Tax rates being blamed on the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare? This image, and posts similar to it, have been going around the social media and email circuits, which claims that all of these new taxes go into effect on Jan 15, 2015, due solely to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known colloquially […]

Was the First Slave Owner in America a Black Man?

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This image claiming that the first slave owner in America was a black man has been going around social media for the last few months. As is mentioned by commenter Ralph459, this is not a picture of Anthony Johnson, but that of former slave and abolitionist from Massachusetts, Lewis Hayden [1] This image says: “The […]

Was the NAACP Formed By Female Republicans?

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Was the NAACP Formed by Republicans, and More Specifically Female Republicans? I have seen several claims on Facebook pages that the NAACP was founded by Republicans, and more specifically Republican Women. NAACP was founded by 9 people, 6 men and 3 women. Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most […]

Obama Economic Record

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Obama’s Economic Indicators #1 This is the first of two infographics I’ll fact check, it is comparing what the state of the Economy was in January 2009, when Bush left Office, and Obama took office, and is trying to compare what Obama was left with, and what he has today. It chooses specific Economic indicators which […]

Obama’s Presidential Firsts

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Are all of these Firsts by President Obama True? This chain mail and social media post has been going around for a while, claiming all of these negative “firsts” for an American President and claiming that they were done by Obama. Some of them go right along with the birther conspiracies, some of them we […]

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