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  • An Open Letter to President Trump (A map with descriptive labels for about two dozen countries)

    01/15/2018 6:07:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2018 | BY BRUCE BAWER
    Dear Mr. President, Attentive as I am to current events, I could not help noticing that you were criticized in some circles the other day for your alleged utterance of a certain two-syllable noun in a private White House meeting. You were said to have used this noun to describe certain nations from which the U.S. currently accepts immigrants. The noun in question was widely viewed as being a tad vulgar and your application of it to these countries was regarded by some as being a mite insensitive. After pondering the matter for a couple of days, I have come...
  • Nine of the ten most dangerous countries in the world for Christians are Muslim

    03/04/2017 2:08:40 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 03/04/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Why is this the case, and why is it the case year after year? Might it have something to do with these teachings? “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the Last Day, and do not forbid what has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29) Muhammad said: “Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war… When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite...
  • The Facts vs. The Fiction: How Other Countries Deal with Illegal Immigration

    02/15/2017 5:05:18 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The recent media frenzy over the upcoming deportations of criminal migrants is a perfect example of how the elites view Americans as second class citizens. If they truly believed that all people are equal and that all across the world should be treated equally, their anger would be directed at nations that have real discriminatory immigration practices, not the U.S.
  • Travel from Countries Harboring Terrorists Should be Restricted

    02/14/2017 8:56:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Scott Powell
    Left’s theatres of political warfare—whether made-for-TV rent-a-mob demonstrations or stepped up legal battles behind courtroom doors President Trump has been working at breakneck speed since inauguration, and perhaps more care should have been exercised in drafting the executive order imposing a 90-day travel ban from seven designated countries known for lawlessness and harboring terrorists. Were it redrafted, the travel ban could stop the potential bad guys, but provide entry for existing green card holders and those with prior visa documentation. Nevertheless, the President had full and proper authority to issue such an order under the powers vested by the Constitution...
  • Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat(Barf Alert)

    11/17/2016 4:10:27 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th November 2016 | Matt McGrath
    Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech have issued an urgent call for action to tackle climate change. The Marrakech Action Proclamation calls for the highest political commitment to fight global warming It is being seen as the united response of countries to the threat of president-elect Donald Trump to pull the US out of the landmark agreement. The promise by Mr Trump to "cancel" the Paris Agreement and end financial support for international climate action has galvanised the countries meeting here in Morocco. The Marrakech Action Proclamation sees 197 parties assert their belief that the world is...
  • 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
    Cleveland.com ^ | 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? http://t.co/KMWvO8nVVx pic.twitter.com/7XQBYXfI2d — Peter Spina (@goldseek) January 29, 2015 -- The Global Slowdown Is Making Asia's Debt Mountain Even Worse - slides from Morgan Stanley http://t.co/U5LNGZcjcX pic.twitter.com/5OBLMb7XnD — 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
    (CNSNews.com) – 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.
  • SAD CHURCH ATTENDANCE ESPECIALLY IN SOCIALIST COUNTRYS

    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...