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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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