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Interesting map of worldwide press freedom-

 

I’d agree if there was any explanation for the key.

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I’d agree if there was any explanation for the key.

 

Noticed that, but Canada won so I'm okay with it.

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I’d agree if there was any explanation for the key.

If you're from a white, (interestingly the most white countries are at the very top in press freedom) Christian, and or capitalist country, you are far more likely to have press freedom.

 

"Five stranded snorkellers rescued from tiny island off Australia after their huge SOS message was spotted by helicopter"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/five-stranded-snorkellers-rescued-from-tiny-island-off-australia-after-their-huge-sos-message-was-spotted-by-helicopter-9277627.html

 

 

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Tony Blair has called on unity and resolve in a groundbreaking speech to fight Islamic terrorism, or face increasingly severe consequences of inaction-

 

"Tony Blair's speech seeking to rally global support for a confrontation with Islamic extremism generated a storm of reaction, most of it negative and much of it focusing on the messenger rather than the message.

 

The director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding, Chris Doyle, said the former prime minister had been right to underline the importance of the subject in his Bloomberg speech but was sharply critical of the way he went about tackling it.

Doyle said: "Blair is largely right to highlight the issue. Islamic extremism is not on the wane. It is flourishing in many areas of the world. Nobody should be complacent.

"It is his solutions that are very problematic – particularly the idea that people in the Middle East have to choose between dictatorship and Islamic extremism, and in criticising the Muslim Brotherhood he has endorsed the military leadership in Egypt. But the choice the people of the region need is not between dictatorship and extremism but between those systems and pluralist democratic rule. In fact, dictatorships have often been a significant cause of frustration and anger, and a driving force behind the rise of al-Qaida."

 

Blair found support for his position from a former foreign office minister,Denis MacShane, who said he had warned about the threat of Islamism in 2003 and was nearly sacked for his stand. He compared Wednesday's speech to Winston Churchill's famous 1946 warning about the descent of the iron curtain."

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/23/blair-speech-islamic-extremism-strong-reactions

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Tony Blair has called on unity and resolve in a groundbreaking speech to fight Islamic terrorism, or face increasingly severe consequences of inaction-

 

"Tony Blair's speech seeking to rally global support for a confrontation with Islamic extremism generated a storm of reaction, most of it negative and much of it focusing on the messenger rather than the message.

 

The director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding, Chris Doyle, said the former prime minister had been right to underline the importance of the subject in his Bloomberg speech but was sharply critical of the way he went about tackling it.

Doyle said: "Blair is largely right to highlight the issue. Islamic extremism is not on the wane. It is flourishing in many areas of the world. Nobody should be complacent.

"It is his solutions that are very problematic – particularly the idea that people in the Middle East have to choose between dictatorship and Islamic extremism, and in criticising the Muslim Brotherhood he has endorsed the military leadership in Egypt. But the choice the people of the region need is not between dictatorship and extremism but between those systems and pluralist democratic rule. In fact, dictatorships have often been a significant cause of frustration and anger, and a driving force behind the rise of al-Qaida."

 

Blair found support for his position from a former foreign office minister,Denis MacShane, who said he had warned about the threat of Islamism in 2003 and was nearly sacked for his stand. He compared Wednesday's speech to Winston Churchill's famous 1946 warning about the descent of the iron curtain."

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/23/blair-speech-islamic-extremism-strong-reactions

 

 

I have gained nothing but respect for Mr. Blair over the years.   I didn't care for him much during the Clinton years and Bush years, though I do think his decision to support the US in Iraq and Afghanistan was, frankly, brave (especially given the level public opposition to the Iraq war).  Since then, he has been a leading voice against Islamic extremism.  It's too bad we don't have a President who takes that role. 

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I have gained nothing but respect for Mr. Blair over the years.   I didn't care for him much during the Clinton years and Bush years, though I do think his decision to support the US in Iraq and Afghanistan was, frankly, brave (especially given the level public opposition to the Iraq war).  Since then, he has been a leading voice against Islamic extremism.  It's too bad we don't have a President who takes that role. 

Agreed, and he's even speaking out about Saudi Arabia.  

 

Rand Paul has his priorities straight too-

 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYQeXBOFvWk

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"Nearly 70 percent of all school children in Greater London are non-white, according to figures published by the UK’s Department for Education (DFE).

According to the figures, there are 498,445 pupils in total in London, which is divided into “Inner London” and “Outer London” for administrative purposes.

Inner London has a total of 176,920 pupils, of whom 81.3 percent of primary pupils are officially classified as “non-white British” by the DFE. For secondary schools in Inner London, the DFE says that 80.7 percent are “non-white British.”

At secondary school level in Inner London, the picture is much the same. Some 80.7 percent of pupils in secondary schools in Inner London are “non-white British,” with 90 percent of pupils in Newham being the “most” and Hammersmith and Fulham being the “fewest” with 69.7 percent.

In Outer London, some 62.1 percent of primary school children are “non-white British,” and 58.7 percent of secondary school children are “non-white British.”

These figures mean that in total for all of Greater London, some 67.25 percent of all school pupils are “non-white British.”

For all of England (as opposed to all of Britain) the number of non-white British pupils in primary schools is 27.1 percent, and in secondary schools some 23.4 percent."

http://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-seriousness-of-the-crisis-69-of-school-children-in-london-are-non-white/

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Microsoft publicly asks the U.S. government not to hack its servers.

 

Which, in reality, really means that Microsoft is aware that its servers are currently being hacked.

 

Buying a game console with a built-in camera is just asking for trouble.

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Well done Egypt. They threw off the Obama backed Muslim Brotherhood, despite his best efforts, and now have rights for different faiths and women-

 

"Egypt has introduced new punishments for sexual harassment in an effort to crack down on the worsening problem.

In a decree issued by outgoing interim president Adly Mansour, sexual harassment is now a crime punishable by up to five years in jail.

Until now, Egypt has not had a law defining sexual harassment."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-27726849

 

Things are not going so well in Saudi though-

 

"Five Saudi men have been sentenced to 32 years in prison and 4,500 lashes by a criminal court in Saudi Arabia - for holding a Valentine's Day party.

 

The law breaking men were caught at a rented rest house in the Al-Farouq area of Buraidah Qassim province and accused of holding a party with women who were unrelated to them, drinking and dancing.

 

Police from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) rounded up the men with the help of security patrols for their offences along with six women on February 14."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-2624260/Five-Saudi-men-sentenced-32-years-prison-4-500-lashes-holding-Valentines-Day-party-unrelated-women-drinking-dancing.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

 

 

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"The shocking scale of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Swedish school, where every single girl in one class had been subjected to the procedure, has been revealed.

 

In the class where all of the girls had FGM performed on them, 28 were subjected to infibulation - the most extreme kind where the clitoris and labia are completely cut away, and the genitals are sewn to leave a small vaginal opening.

 

Performing FGM in Sweden has been an offence punishable by a prison sentence since 1982, but in 1999 the government extended the law to include procedures performed abroad."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/fgm-in-sweden-school-where-every-single-girl-in-one-class-underwent-procedure-exposed-9552854.html

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The most conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme court take a stand for consumer rights, outvoted by liberals who back Big Cable.

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Old news, but still relevant if you care enough about the UK to stop it becoming a war zone- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18519395

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Old news, but still relevant if you care enough about the UK to stop it becoming a war zone- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18519395

 

I can’t see how anyone sane could push for something like that.

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I can’t see how anyone sane could push for something like that.

There are people who don't care what damage they cause to others so long as they benefit, and clearly some do or we wouldn't have this shoved down our throats 24/7.

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"Nearly 70 percent of all school children in Greater London are non-white, according to figures published by the UK’s Department for Education (DFE).

According to the figures, there are 498,445 pupils in total in London, which is divided into “Inner London” and “Outer London” for administrative purposes.

Inner London has a total of 176,920 pupils, of whom 81.3 percent of primary pupils are officially classified as “non-white British” by the DFE. For secondary schools in Inner London, the DFE says that 80.7 percent are “non-white British.”

At secondary school level in Inner London, the picture is much the same. Some 80.7 percent of pupils in secondary schools in Inner London are “non-white British,” with 90 percent of pupils in Newham being the “most” and Hammersmith and Fulham being the “fewest” with 69.7 percent.

In Outer London, some 62.1 percent of primary school children are “non-white British,” and 58.7 percent of secondary school children are “non-white British.”

These figures mean that in total for all of Greater London, some 67.25 percent of all school pupils are “non-white British.”

For all of England (as opposed to all of Britain) the number of non-white British pupils in primary schools is 27.1 percent, and in secondary schools some 23.4 percent."

http://www.westernspring.co.uk/the-seriousness-of-the-crisis-69-of-school-children-in-london-are-non-white/

 

Is this a complaint or an observation?

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Of the 58 race murders, 18 have been where a white attacker has killed a black or Asian individual and another 14 where one member of a minority group has murdered another for racial reasons.

87% of population, white murderers- 18

13% of population, ethnic murderers- 14

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/oct/22/ukcrime.race

So for every white ethnic murderer there are five ethnic murderers. Just like the Guardian article says though, it's a bit taboo to talk about that.

Then there are many other issues too-

"Although blacks make up 13% of the US population (census.gov), black men make up 49% of syphilis cases among men, 53% of chlamydia cases, and 73% of gonorrhea cases. These disparities are similar for black women. Furthermore, 40% of blacks have herpes — twice the white rate. Black men who identify as heterosexual are 15 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS as heterosexual white men, but black men are also more likely to have undiagnosed HIV/AIDS. Black women are 20 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS as white women.

White men and women who choose to date or marry blacks are much more likely to suffer abuse from their partners, particularly spousal homicide.

According to the American Journal of Public Health, a white woman married to a black man is over 12 times as likely to be murdered by her husband as a white woman married to a white man (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov). Even more startling: a white man married to a black woman is 21 times as likely to be murdered by his wife as a white man married to a white woman. Still, the highest risk of death by spousal homicide is incurred by white women married to black men."

http://unamusementpark.com/lists/perils-of-miscegenation-why-white-women-shouldnt-date-black-men/

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Is NCIS now a danger to American Civil Liberties?

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What happened to Phones 4U?

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"Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40,000 Masai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal family of Dubai to hunt big game.

Activists celebrated last year when the government said it had backed down over a proposed 1,500 sq km “wildlife corridor” bordering the Serengeti national park that would serve a commercial hunting and safari company based in the United Arab Emirates.

Now the deal appears to be back on and the Masai have been ordered to quit their traditional lands by the end of the year. Masai representatives will meet the prime minister, Mizengo Pinda, in Dodoma on Tuesday to express their anger. They insist the sale of the land would rob them of their heritage and directly or indirectly affect the livelihoods of 80,000 people. The area is crucial for grazing livestock on which the nomadic Masai depend."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/16/tanzania-government-accused-serengeti-sale-maasai-lands

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This isn't political as such, but is this how our politicians view us?

 

 

 

 

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And I thought funding terrorism was illegal-

 

"The European Court of Human Rights says France violated the rights of Somali pirates who had attacked French ships and has ordered compensation for them over judicial delays.

The nine Somali pirates should get thousands of euros because they were not immediately brought before a French judge, the court ruled.

One is to get 9,000 euros (£7,000) and the others sums of up to 7,000 euros.

The judges faulted France for keeping them in custody for an extra 48 hours.

The pirates had held French citizens hostage after seizing a French-flagged cruise ship and a French yacht in 2008.

The French military captured the pirates on the Somali coast in two operations, after the hostages had been released for ransoms of $2.1m (£1.3m) and $2m.

Indian Ocean shipping has been plagued by pirate gangs operating off Somalia in recent years, but international naval action in the region has sharply reduced the attacks.

Days in custody

Before transferring the pirates to France, the authorities held one group for four days and the others for six days and 16 hours.

But the extra 48 hours of custody on French soil violated the pirates' right to liberty and security under the European Convention on Human Rights, the court ruled.

The convention's Article 5.3 "was not designed to give the authorities the opportunity to intensify their investigations for the purpose of bringing formal charges against the suspects", a court statement said.

The judges argued that the time between their arrest and transfer to France was already enough for France to draw up charges, instead of delaying for another 48 hours.

Court judgements are binding on signatories to the convention.

The judges did not challenge France's right to arrest the pirates inside Somali territory, under UN anti-piracy rules."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30326397

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"page 68" may be a record for PO.

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"page 68" may be a record for PO.

 

Not even close.  We had threads go near triple digits if not beyond.  

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Not even close.  We had threads go near triple digits if not beyond.  


I still miss the annual Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD fights from the mid-2000s. ;)

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I still miss the annual Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD fights from the mid-2000s. ;)

 

That was epic.  I think it was seanj_psu or someone who was all-in on HD-DVD.  The HD-DVD crowd was so angry that Blu-ray started winning the battle and constantly crowed about how technically superior it was.  When it became clear that HD-DVD was doomed, one of them just posted something along the lines of "either way, I'm going to keep watching my HD-DVDs--which is the best format on the planet."   LOLOL.

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"Five stranded snorkellers rescued from tiny island off Australia after their huge SOS message was spotted by helicopter"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/five-stranded-snorkellers-rescued-from-tiny-island-off-australia-after-their-huge-sos-message-was-spotted-by-helicopter-9277627.html

 

 

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Good thing that they were rescued within 24 hrs..I can't imagine myself in their situation 

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