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  • Tim Kaine: U.S. Behind Some Muslim Countries in Electing Women

    08/17/2016 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 08/17/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Democrat vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States is far behind some Muslim countries in treating women equally because it is “below the global average” in the percentage of women in elected office. Kaine said in a speech at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina Tuesday: It took 144 years before women even got the right to vote in this country. What were we thinking when we said equality mattered, but no. One hundred and forty-four years. It took us that long to say in 1920, to say women get a right to vote. And now we’re...
  • 16 Charts That Show Why America Is The Most Amazing Country In The World

    07/04/2016 4:46:00 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 7-4-2016 | Andy Kiersz
    Andy KierszJuly 4, 2016 To celebrate America's Independence Day, we've put together several charts that show why, despite all of its problems, the US is the most dominant country on this planet.(snip)I think this is the most interesting chart:(snip)
  • Deny Aid, Visas to Countries That Won’t Accept Deported Illegal Aliens

    04/29/2016 6:40:29 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/29/16
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that “recalcitrant countries” that refuse to take criminal aliens that are being deported should not get federal aid from the U.S. and the U.S. should not give those countries more visas. “They should not be getting federal aid, and we shouldn’t be giving them visas so that more people from those countries can come to the United States,” said Chaffetz during a hearing on illegal immigration crime.
  • Ohio lost 112,500 jobs due to trade with TPP countries

    03/07/2016 6:58:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies ^ | 03/07/16 | Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio lost 112,500 jobs in 2015 resulting from the United States' trade deficit with countries that are part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. That places Ohio sixth, in terms of the percentage of jobs lost to trade with TPP countries, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked in the report released Thursday by the liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The lost jobs represent nearly 2.2 percent of employment in Ohio, according to the analysis. The total number of lost jobs includes those directly and indirectly impacted...
  • Here are the 10 countries that may not survive the next 20 years

    12/31/2015 11:49:42 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    Australian National Review ^ | Dec 28, 2015 | Gabriela Motroc
    Due to a plethora of reasons, there are at least ten countries which may not survive the next 20 years. Although the list concocted by Top Lists remains highly speculative, it is worth knowing which nations may become extinct.
  • The top 20 countries as ranked by reputation

    07/16/2015 8:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2015 | Alex Lockie
    Iraq, Iran, and Russia find themselves in the headlines daily because of their ongoing military conflicts, human-rights violations, and oppressive regimes.Unsurprisingly, a report issued Thursday by the Reputation Institute ranks those countries among the least reputable countries in the world.On the other side are the most admired and reputable countries, of which Canada leads the pack.The Reputation Institute's Country Reptrak report "measures the reputation of 55 (largest by GDP) countries based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect based on an online panel of more than 27,000 people representing the G8 countries."The report looks at 16 attributes for each...
  • Top 10 Countries that Love the U.S., and the Top 10 that Hate Us

    04/21/2015 3:28:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/21/2015 | Barbara Boland
    The top 10 countries that are fans of the U.S., and the top 10 countries that are critics, includes some surprises: France made #10 on the fan list, and Germany made #10 on the critics, based on a new Pew Research Center survey.What's not surprising here is that Israel is our #2 fan, and the U.S. gets high unfavorable ratings from Palestinians.There is little evidence of "profound anti-Americanism" except in a handful of countries, Pew's research found. Top 10 CriticsEgypt 85% UnfavorableJordan 85% UnfavorableTurkey 73% UnfavorableRussia 71% UnfavorablePalestine territories 66% UnfavorableGreece 63% UnfavorablePakistan 59% UnfavorableLebanon 57% UnfavorableTunisia 47% UnfavorableGermany...
  • Global debt expansion was led by developed economies until 2008...

    01/29/2015 1:53:05 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    Global PUBLIC debt ~$58 TRILLION. Not included: unfunded liabilities. Anyone Qs how this ends? — Peter Spina (@goldseek) January 29, 2015 -- The Global Slowdown Is Making Asia's Debt Mountain Even Worse - slides from Morgan Stanley — Mike Bird (@Birdyword) January 27, 2015 The Global Slowdown Is Making Asia's Debt Mountain Even Worse Morgan Stanley just came out with a fresh chartbook looking through Asia's debt situation again. It's safe to say that it's still looking grim. While all eyes are on Europe, falling inflation (and the threat of full-blown deflation) are major hazards in...
  • 9 of 10 Worst Countries for Persecution of Christians Have 50% or Greater Muslim Populations

    01/08/2015 6:19:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | 1/8/15 | Lauretta Brown
    ( – Nine of the 10 countries with the worst records for persecution of Christians have populations that are at least 50 percent Muslim, according to the assessment of persecution in the Open Doors USA's World Watch List (WWL) 2015 and population information published by the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. The WWL is an “annual survey of religious liberty conditions for Christians around the world" that was released Wednesday. Communist North Korea topped the list for the 13th consecutive year for the regime’s extreme persecution of Christians. But the other 9 countries among the 10 worst had...
  • Ebola Outbreak-Relief Measures to Nationals of Ebola Affected Countries

    10/13/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 15 replies
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ^ | August 15, 2014 | Obama's U.S. Executive Branch
    Release Date: August 15, 2014 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States. Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include: Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired; Extension of certain grants of parole made by USCIS; Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing...
  • Cowardice Blocks Pew’s Chance To Tell The Truth About Islam

    03/29/2014 7:58:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 29 March 14 | Christopher Holton
    The Pew Research Center just released a report this week based on 2012 data which details the use of religious police to enforce what Pew calls “religious norms” and, in one case, “social restrictions.” The data, and the graphic that accompanies the introductory article, show that 17 nations employ religious police. What the article does not mention is that 15 of those 17 nations are Islamic.

    03/02/2014 3:02:05 AM PST · by franky8 · 37 replies
    AustriA 18% [16]Belgium 7% [17] Canada 20%[18] Denmark 3% [16] Cyprus 25% [16]Czech Republic 11% [16] Estonia 4% [16] Finland 5% [16]France 12% [19] Greece 27% [16]Hungary 12% [16]Ireland 46% [20] Italy 31% [16]Latvia 7% [16] Lithuania 14% [16] Malta 75% [16]Norway 3% [21] Poland 63% [16] Portugal 29% [16]Slovakia33% [16]Slovenia18% [16] Spain 21% [16]Sweden 5% [16]United Kingdom 12% [22]United States 43%[18]
  • Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food

    02/24/2014 5:59:29 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 2-24-2014 | Matthew Boesler
    Here Are The Countries That Spend The Most On Food Matthew BoeslerFeb. 24, 2014, 8:28 PM Renaissance Macro Research, Congressional Research Service This chart plots the share of household income in a given country spent on food against the level of household income in that country. Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro, warns that rising food prices may serve as an additional economic headwind to some of the emerging markets in the top-left region of the chart (India, China, Indonesia, and Nigeria, to name a few). "Food prices are climbing for a range of items including cattle,...
  • This Map Shows How The GDP Of US States Compare To Countries Around The World

    02/04/2014 5:41:51 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    BI ^ | 2-4-2014 | Michael Kelley
    This Map Shows How The GDP Of US States Compare To Countries Around The World Michael Kelley Feb. 4, 2014, 7:27 AM      Feb. 4, 2014, 7:27 AM BI contributor Randy Olson passed along this map, created by reddit user Phaenthi, that presents U.S. states and corresponding countries with similar GDP. Olson, who moderates the subreddit DataisBeautiful, noted that the map is not adjusted for population size "e.g., Minnesota has a population of ~5.5 million and Nigeria has a population of ~175 million." California is the obvious powerhouse, with a GDP of about $2 trillion in...
  • The Countries Americans Like Most — And The Ones They Don't

    01/02/2014 8:41:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/02/2013 | BRUCE STOKES, PEW RESEARCH CENTER'S FACT TANK
    The trend among the U.S. public increasingly has been to turn away from international issues and focus on the home front. But while Americans have long been accused of lacking interest in the rest of the world, they have never lacked strong opinions about other countries. As 2013 wanes, a Pew Research Center survey conducted Oct. 30-Nov. 6 found that Americans have strongly favorable views of some allies and negative opinions about a range of others. Some of this is driven by U.S. partisan politics. And history suggests all such opinions are subject to change.Topping Americans’ most favored nations list are Canada (81%) and...
  • What's YOUR country famous for? Map reveals that UK leads the world in fascist movements while U.S.

    10/22/2013 10:11:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    What's YOUR country famous for? Map reveals that UK leads the world in fascist movements while U.S. has most Nobel laureates and lawnmower deaths From making babies to being struck by lightning, a new map has revealed the surprising things that countries are best at. The map is based on statistics gathered from across the internet - ranging from sources as diverse as the World Bank to the Guinness World Records. Created by online comic and website DogHouse Diaries, the map shows what each country leads the rest of the world in and the words picked - which are written...
  • Kerry: Arab Countries Offered to Pay for Invasion

    09/04/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 158 replies ^ | 09 04 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.” Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.
  • Australia ranked 'happiest' developed nation again

    08/07/2013 2:14:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 05/27/2013
    Australia has been ranked the world's happiest nation among developed economies for the third year running.Top position went to Australia, because of the overall strength of its economy, in the Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.Sweden, Canada, Norway and Switzerland were also in the top five. The survey ranked more than 30 countries on criteria such as income levels, health, safety and housing."Australia performs exceptionally well in measures of wellbeing, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics in the Better Life Index," the...
  • At least 150 countries expected to vote in favor of Palestinian bid at UN

    11/28/2012 6:47:20 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Nov.29, 2012 | 1:27 AM | Barak Ravid
    The UN General Assembly is expected on Thursday to pass a historic resolution recognizing Palestine within the 1967 borders as a nonmember observer state. At least 150 countries are expected to vote in favor of the resolution. Israel will suffer a humiliating political defeat and find itself isolated along with the United States, Canada, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and, at best, Germany and the Czech Republic.
  • The 15 Countries Buried Under The Most Debt

    07/16/2011 7:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/16/2011 | Mamta Badkar
    Soaring sovereign debt has called into question the existence of the eurozone. Investors however respond differently to each country's debt burden and deficits. But it isn't just major European countries that made this list. Island nations like St. Kitts & Nevis have amassed massive public debt. We've ranked the 15 states with the worst debt to GDP ratios, and added CDS prices (where available) to point out what the market thinks of their outlook. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE LIST ( one country on the list Surprised me, and one country NOT on the list surprised me too )
  • Here are the countries that love to soak the rich

    06/02/2011 9:04:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2011 | Mamta Badkar
    Tax attacks on the rich may seem extreme in the U.S., but around the world rates are far more aggressive. A report by KPMG highlights 2010 individual income tax for countries around the world. We ranked the countries based on the income tax rate on $300,000 of gross income and included the income level at which the top marginal rate kicks off. As a point of reference, America's top marginal rate starts at $373,650 and its percentage 27.9%. That keeps the U.S. out of the top 20.
  • The Hardest Working Countries In The World

    04/13/2011 10:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/13/2011 | Gregory White
    Everyone likes to think they work harder than everyone else, but the latest OECD data may surprise some Europeans and Americans who expected to be at the top of the world's hard work list. The latest data from the OECD sheds light on not just paid work, but also unpaid work such as cooking and other housework. Notable absentees from the top 14 include Germany, France, and the UK. All of the countries listed have a work day longer than the OECD average. Note: This list only considers OECD countries. Data released April 12, 2011. CLICK THIS LINK for the...
  • The 25 Drunkest Countries

    03/04/2011 8:17:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    This list of countries that consume the most alcohol per capita in an average year includes beer, wine and spirits. Based on a 2011 report by the World Health Organization surveying citizen over the age of 15.
  • Erekat: Ten EU countries to approve Palestinian embassies

    12/19/2010 11:10:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies ^ | 12/19/10 | staff
    Chief PLO negotiator says Palestinian missions abroad are a step closer toward becoming embassies of an "occupied state with defined borders." Some 10 EU countries are scheduled to upgrade the status of Palestinian representative offices in their capitals in the near future, Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat declared on Sunday. The move means that Palestinian missions would move a step closer toward becoming embassies whose workers enjoy full diplomatic immunity. Erekat said that the move follows Norway’s recent decision to upgrade the status of the Palestinian representative office. Moreover, the move comes in wake of three South American countries to...
  • Best Countries in the World (USA #11)

    08/17/2010 6:10:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    With such a huge range of nations in the world, the question of whether there is a best place to live seems both simple and elusive. With that idea in mind, NEWSWEEK offers this list of best countries. Given that there are so many ways to measure achievement, we chose the five we felt were most important--health, economic dynamism (the openness of a country's economy and the breadth of the size of its corporate sector), education, political environment, and quality of life. And because it's easier to improve quality of life if you're tiny and rich like Finland, for example,...
  • (Top 10)Countries with the Most Millionaires

    06/21/2010 8:09:38 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 4 replies
    Business Week via Yahoo! ^ | June 20, 2010 | Venessa Wong
    As the financial markets rebounded in 2009 and developing markets continued to grow, lost wealth around the world returned. Despite the volatile global economy, many households gained or regained millionaire status last year, according to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group. The study finds global wealth increased 11.5 percent in 2009, to $111.5 trillion, just short of 2007 levels. When measuring assets under management -- cash deposits, money market funds, listed securities, and onshore and offshore assets, but not wealth attributed to investors' own businesses, residences, or luxury goods -- the U.S. continued to lead with more than...
  • The 10 Countries Most Likely To Default

    12/08/2009 11:51:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 1,290+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 12/6/2009 | Kamelia Angelova
    Dubai's economic meltdown was a warning sign of further sovereign default troubles for other governments. CMA, a credit information specialist, tracks the world’s most volatile sovereign debt issuers according to percentage changes in their 5 year Credit Default Swaps. On top of their list for the greatest sovereign risks are countries from the former Russian Eastern Bloc, conflict-torn nations, and an oil-rich dictatorship. #1 Venezuela Cumulative Probability of Default: 60% WSJ: "one week ago, the government was forced to begin shutting down seven small banks that together represent up to 12% of banking system deposits, after the public began to...
  • AP Exclusive: Muslim countries seek blasphemy ban

    11/19/2009 12:26:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,849+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/09 | Frank Jordans - ap
    GENEVA – Islamic nations are mounting a campaign for an international treaty to protect religious symbols and beliefs from mockery — essentially, a ban on blasphemy. .. Algeria and Pakistan have taken the lead in lobbying to bring the matter to a vote in the U.N. General Assembly. Such a ban would face great resistance in Western nations .. The countries that form the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference are currently lobbying a Geneva-based U.N. committee to accept its plan, .. If that occurs, Muslim countries and their allies in the developing world would stand a decent chance of...
  • Only 22 countries are paid-in-full members of U.N.

    10/21/2009 6:57:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 633+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/09 | Michelle Nichols
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Just 22 countries out of 192 -- 11.4 percent -- are paid-in-full members of the United Nations, a U.N. official said on Wednesday. Those nations have paid all of what they owed for the world body's 2008/09 core budget, peacekeeping, international tribunals and renovations to U.N. headquarters in New York, said Angela Kane, U.N. under secretary-general for management. They are Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Congo, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, the Philippines, Singapore, Italy, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Tajikistan. The rest including the United States -- the top contributor...
  • How money is counted in different countries (video)

    01/31/2009 7:14:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 18 replies · 778+ views
  • Fighting politicians in different countries (pics)

    01/26/2009 6:07:08 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 378+ views
    USD24 ^ | 1/27/09
    Generally, political issues are solved through negotiations, but sometimes the real battle begins.Mexico Italy India Turkey Russia Ukraine Taiwan South Korea Somalia
  • Jews in Muslim Countries in Danger

    01/13/2009 5:17:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1,059+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan/14/09 | staff
    ( Jews living in majority-Muslim countries are in a precarious situation as Israel fights the Islamist Hamas regime in Gaza. While pro-Hamas, anti-Semitic rallies and sporadic attacks are continuing worldwide, Jews in Muslim lands face an additional danger as a vulnerable minority. In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim state, that nation's only synagogue was forcibly shut down and sealed. Located in an ethnic Arab neighborhood of Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, the synagogue became the focus of a Muslim mob last Wednesday following a "free speech forum" held in the city. The small Indonesian synagogue, without benefit of a Torah...
  • EU resists push to limit free speech at UN meeting

    12/17/2008 3:57:35 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 7 replies · 775+ views
    <p>GENEVA (AP) - Islamic proposals to ban criticism of religion, which have gathered strength since the publication of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad two years ago, threaten to derail an already troubled U.N. anti-racism conference planned for next year. The European Union rejects suggestions by Algeria—backed by other Muslim and African countries—that limits on free speech are needed to stop the publication of offensive articles and images.</p>
  • And now for a world government

    12/08/2008 9:43:50 PM PST · by tempe · 24 replies · 1,346+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 12/8/2008 | Gideon Rachman
    And now for a world government By Gideon Rachman Published: December 8 2008 19:13 | Last updated: December 8 2008 19:13 I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible. A “world government” would involve much more than co-operation between nations. It would be an entity with state-like characteristics, backed by a body of laws. The European Union has already...
  • Can't beat quality of life in Scandinavia, says world ranking (Best Places to Live)

    09/21/2007 5:23:08 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 106 replies · 1,664+ views
    AFP and Yahoo News ^ | 21 Sep 07 | none
    PARIS (AFP) - Nordic countries take the greatest care of their environment and their people, according to a ranking published on Thursday by the publication Reader's Digest. An aerial picture shows the port in Helsinki in 2006. Nordic countries take the greatest care of their environment and their people, according to a ranking published on Thursday by the publication Reader's Digest.(AFP/File/Pekka Sakki) Finland comes top of the 141-nation list, followed by Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and then Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Australia. At the bottom of the list is Ethiopia, preceded by Niger, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Chad. The...
  • Despite bumper grain crop, 33 countries in food crisis: UN

    04/03/2007 10:38:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 732+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | AFP
    ROME (AFP) - Despite projections of a bumper grain crop this year, 33 countries will not have enough food, with Iraq and Zimbabwe among the hardest hit, the UN food agency said Tuesday. Countries with "widespread lack of access to food" include Afghanistan, North Korea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Liberia, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger and Sierra Leone, according to the April issue of the Food and Agriculture Organisations "Crop Prospects and Food Situation" report. Hardest hit, with an "exceptional shortfall" in food production and supplies, are Iraq, Lesotho, the Philippines, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, the FAO said. In eastern Africa, millions "still depend...
  • UN Predicts Huge Migration To Rich Countries (Europe)

    03/14/2007 7:59:25 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 602+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-15-2007 | David Blair
    UN predicts huge migration to rich countries By David Blair Last Updated: 1:39am GMT 15/03/2007 At least 2.2 million migrants will arrive in the rich world every year from now until 2050, the United Nations said yesterday. The latest figures from the UN's population division predict a global upheaval without parallel in human history over the next four decades. There will be billions more people in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Of these, tens of millions will migrate to Europe and America, while the indigenous populations of most countries in the rich world will either stagnate or decline. In...
  • The 10 Greatest Countries in the History of the World

    06/10/2006 10:36:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies · 673+ views
    Yeah, we're childish. But these are exactly the kinds of questions that pop into our head all the time -- especially as Cathy is forcing us to watch Extra or somesuch. So we decided to put this list together and welcome your input. Here are the ground rules: 1. By "countries," we mean current countries based on current boundaries. 2. Any past accomplishments are credited to the current country; modern Iraq, for example, gets credit for Mesopotamia. 3. Seminal achievements score the biggest points; however, some points are deducted for long periods of backwardness. 4. For our descriptions, our own...
  • Countries Under-Reporting Bird Flu

    05/31/2006 4:48:44 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies · 727+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-31-2006 | Matt McGrath
    Countries under-report bird flu By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC News, Rome Under-reporting may be due to inadequate compensation fundsChina, Indonesia and Africa are under-reporting incidences of bird flu, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). A lack of adequate compensation schemes for farmers with infected poultry is the major factor, said the OIE avian influenza coordinator. She is urging developed countries to provide the funding for such schemes. The call came at the end of a two-day international conference to discuss the spread of avian flu. Speaking at a news conference, Dr Christianne Bruschke said that under-reporting...
  • Rumsfeld: Countries Must Work Together to Fight Terror

    02/06/2006 6:04:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 120+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 6, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2006 – The international community must stay united to fight the terrorists who have declared war against all free nations, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in Germany Feb. 4. "We have an opportunity to help to write a new chapter in the history of freedom while these enemies are on the defensive," Rumsfeld said at the 42nd Annual Munich Conference on Security Policy. "This is, as it has been in earlier decades, a time to work together closely," the secretary said. "No nation can succeed in the war on terror without close cooperation with other nations."...
  • EU And Muslim Countries Fail The Terror Test

    11/28/2005 5:38:42 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 316+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-29-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    EU and Muslim countries fail the terror test By Anton La Guardia in Barcelona (Filed: 29/11/2005) European countries and their Muslim neighbours vowed to unite in the fight against terrorism yesterday, but only after papering over a deep disagreement about who is a terrorist and who is a freedom fighter. Tony Blair, who was co-chairman of the Euromed summit in Barcelona, hailed the joint code of conduct on tackling terrorism as "a very important moment". The leaders of the European Union and Mediterranean countries agreed that "terrorism can never be justified", promised to "condemn terrorism in all its manifestations without...
  • Governments line up to help after Katrina

    09/02/2005 7:03:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 382+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2005
    Sept 2 (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina has devastated New Orleans and other parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing hundreds of people and possibly thousands, and drawing pledges of support from all over the world.
  • A Quranic concept of terrorism - (outstanding "road map"; Pakistani origins of "militant jihad!")

    07/22/2005 9:02:14 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 776+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | Dr. N.S. Rajaram
    Jihad is the ‘evil ideology’ that is driving terrorism. Muslims should take the lead in rooting out this barbarism. Early reports indicate that there were no fatalities from four coordinated explosions that again targeted Londons’ transit system yesterday, July 21, 2005, exactly two weeks after the Islamikaze carnage of July 7, 2005 that killed over 50 persons. Perhaps we will also be spared the surreal drama that is enacted each time there is a major Islamikaze terrorist attack: politicians and various other “experts”—non-Muslim and Muslim alike—start praising Islam. They tell us that Islam is a noble religion that stands for...

    07/01/2005 7:46:34 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 21 replies · 436+ views
    adn ^ | 1/7/05
    New York, 1 July (AKI) - UN secretary general Kofi Annan has urged Islamic nations to play their full role in tackling issues from terrorism and human rights abuse to UN reform, in a message to foreign ministers of Islamic countries meeting in Sanaa, Yemen. "The international community has reached a fork in the road. One path leads to a more anarchic, conflict-ridden world of entrenched poverty. The other leads to increased global cooperation and solidarity," he said in a message delayed by his envoy Ali Alatas to Foreign ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) which ended...
  • Al-Zarqawi: America's Agent in Iraq - (anti-American conspiracy theories in Arab capitals)

    06/21/2005 2:56:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 453+ views
    FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE.COM ^ | JUNE 21, 2005 | Steven Stalinsky
    The Iraq War is replacing the attacks of September 11, 2001, as fodder for conspiracy theories emanating from the Middle East - in particular, questions surrounding Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi. Does he exist? Where is he hiding? Is he actually an American or Jordanian agent? Is he dead? Print and television reports in the Arab and Iranian press regularly question Mr. al-Zarqawi's existence. A member of the former Iraqi Governing Council, Fadhl al-Rube'i, was interviewed on the Lebanese channel New TV, on May 16, 2004. He called Mr. al-Zarqawi mythical and a creation of the Pentagon's "disinformation" center. The spokesman for...
  • Annan urges rich countries to help poor (for the umpteenth time this year)

    06/09/2005 7:00:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 533+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/9/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday called 2005 "a make-or-break moment" for the world's poor and urged all rich nations to follow the European Union and boost aid, improve trade and provide debt relief. With more than 1 billion people living on less than $1 a day, 815 million having too little to eat, and more than 115 million children not going to elementary school, he said U.N. development goals won't be met unless world leaders take "concrete steps" this year. Annan didn't single out any countries but his message was clearly aimed at the United States...
  • Holy Shi'ite! Islam's double standard - (mistreatment of non-Muslims in Muslim countries!)

    06/02/2005 2:54:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 17 replies · 736+ views
    The Pentagon has acknowledged five instances in which guards or interrogators at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, handled the Koran in such a way as to cause offense to some who believe it is the revealed word of Allah. Three are said to have been three deliberate and two unintentional. Amnesty International has put the United States high on the list of countries it says are guilty of prisoner and human rights abuses because of the way suspected terrorists are treated. The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Richard Myers, rebutted the notion of inappropriate treatment...
  • The Legacy of Troop Deployment - (great reply to anti-military left! GDP UP where US troops deploy!)

    05/31/2005 8:29:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Every Memorial Day, when we honor the soldiers who have sacrificed so much for the greater cause of liberty, I think about Uncle B. My grandmother’s brother served in Europe during World War II. I remember him playing Chinese checkers with us kids in the 1970s, not knowing then that he was almost incapable of relating to anyone older. Physically whole, Uncle B suffered from the quiet disease we used to call “shell shock.” The military today makes great efforts to help veteran troops deal with the transition away from the heavy psychological burden of combat. Sadly, not all vets...
  • Wanted:CEOs with Courage and True Ethics-(CORE decries environmentalist damage to US business)

    04/16/2005 7:59:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 556+ views
    Otherwise eco-activists will keep the world’s poor impoverished, hungry, and disease-ridden. The litany of alleged offenses follows a script: fragile ecosystems, environmental devastation, irresponsible investment, huge profits, human rights violations, indigenous people imperiled. So do the demands: transparency, accountability, ethics, social responsibility. The tactics are equally familiar. Launch website, issue denunciations. Enlist grade school teachers whose students can write letters to the CEO. Harass the CEO at home. Stage protests at corporate offices. Claim to be stakeholders who must be given a role in all decisions, so that company policies henceforth reflect activist demands. Confrontational? Disingenuous? Of course. Effective? Absolutely....
  • Arab Countries Rely on Israeli Medical Supplies

    03/21/2005 8:21:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 648+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Mar 21, '05 | staff
    Despite harsh words, condemnations and calls to boycott the Jewish State, Arab countries purchase much of their medical equipment from Israel. Arab countries purchase a wide array of medical supplies and equipment from 24 different Israeli companies. The countries include Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf emirates, and Iraq (US Military stationed there). Overall, Israeli exports of medical equipment are on the rise. Exports rose by 7.2% in 2004 to $1.09 billion and, according to the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, will rise by another 5-7% by the end of 2005. Israel is one of the world’s leaders...