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  • Why Trump’s approval ratings don’t matter

    03/25/2017 1:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — While pundits breathlessly reported this week that President Trump’s Gallup approval rating has plummeted to a historic low (dipping to 37 points), not all approval ratings are created equal. Because in American politics, geography is everything. Live in an urban, minority or college setting, and Donald J. Trump is underwater in the polls in a big way; he gets a frosty 29 percent approval rating in the cities, 35 percent approval in the urban suburbs, in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. But, live in the second ring of suburbs outside the cities, or the exurbs or...
  • What Is the Geography of the Holy Land Like?"

    03/22/2017 9:15:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Geography of the Holy Land Like? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 21, 2017 • N.B.: I am in the Holy Land at this time. As my travel schedule is heavy, I am republishing some articles about life in Jesus’ day. I hope you will enjoy reading (or re-reading) them as much as I did.Karya ini diberi lisensi dan tunduk di bawah ketentuan Creative Commons Atribusi versi 3.0. Nomenclature – The land today called Israel or the Holy Land, was known to the Greeks and Romans in Jesus’ day as Palestine. This name came from the Philistines,...
  • Fact Check: Hillary Puts Mosul on Syrian Border

    10/20/2016 8:18:53 AM PDT · by oldbill · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 19, 2016 | oldbill
    "Mosul is on the border of Syria"
  • 25 Strange And Interesting Bits Of Trivia About Our World

    10/03/2015 2:17:13 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube! ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | list25
    From a city in China that is the size of the United Kingdom to an undersea mountain chain that makes the Himalayas look like toys, these are 25 strange and interesting bits of trivia about our world.
  • 25 Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

    10/03/2015 1:36:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    List25 ^ | Dec 5, 2013 | List25
    Over the last few months it seems that maps have been all the rage. We here at List25 decided to jump on the bandwagon and highlight some of our favorites. These are 25 maps that will change the way you see the world.
  • Israel is omitted from HarperCollins atlas because including country would be 'unacceptable' ..

    12/31/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/31/2014 | JENNY STANTON
    Publishing giant HarperCollins has been criticised for omitting Israel from an atlas. The country is not labelled on the map - bought by English-speaking schools in the majority-Muslim Gulf, while Gaza and Jordan are clearly marked. Collins Bartholomew, the subsidiary of HarperCollins, told The Tablet that including Israel would have been 'unacceptable' to their customers in the Gulf and the amendment incorporated 'local preferences'
  • Maddow Mocks Republican's Geography Mistake—But Recently Made One of Her Own

    10/25/2014 4:39:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let she who is without geography sin cast the first globe! On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow mercilessly mocked Darrell Issa for confusing Guinea with Guyana. The Republican congressman made his mistake during a discussion of the country in which the latest Ebola outbreak began. Issa said it was "Guyana," a South American country, whereas in fact it was Guinea, a West African one. Fair enough. Issa should have gotten his countries straight. But of all the hosts in the MSNBC lineup, Rachel Maddow should have been the last to have the chutzpah to highlight Issa's blooper. For...
  • Joe Biden lists China as part of North America

    10/08/2014 12:11:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-10-07 16:59 (GMT+8) | Want China Times
    US vice president Joe Biden mistakenly described China as a part of North America during a gaffe-filled speech at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government last week. After stating that North America is "literally–not figuratively–the epicenter of energy in the world today," the 71-year-old Biden went on to say that, "North America will account–meaning Mexico, China and Canada–for two-thirds of the growth of global energy supply over the next 20 years." It appears that Biden had accidentally substituted China for the United States, but the vice president failed to notice or correct the remark. Duowei News, a US-based media outlet...
  • Somebody get these guys in the White House a map

    09/13/2014 7:15:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Ed Lasky
    So called “smart power” strikes again - and shows itself to be embarrassingly dumb. There is a great deal of focus on the Middle Easy and has been for years. One would hope our leadership would have at least the basics down. Not true.
  • Geography bee win fulfills teen's longtime dream

    05/22/2014 6:25:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2014 | Ben Nuckols
    Akhil Rekulapelli has his life mapped out. The 13-year-old wants to attend Stanford University and become a doctor, probably a surgeon. But he knows it will be a while before he achieves anything as satisfying as his victory Wednesday in the National Geographic Bee, which came after a close call last year and a lifelong interest in nations, cities, cultures and history.
  • If Crimea rejoins Russia, it’s only the latest twist in 1,000 years of European border shifts

    03/18/2014 6:28:26 PM PDT · by gwjack · 48 replies
    Marketwatch.com ^ | 3/17/2014 | Tim Rostan
    The borders of Europe have been static since the breakups of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, and the reunification of Germany, but look set to shift shortly, if the Duma in Moscow ratifies the stated desire of a Crimean majority to quit Ukraine for Russia. But a broader perspective, taking into account the past 1,000 years of European history, shows that change on the continent has been a near-constant.
  • NPR's Liberal Geography: Our Taxes pay for an outfit having trouble identifying north and south

    03/07/2014 6:53:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2014 | Ethel Fenig
    Democrats from President Barack Obama's very own party joined Republicans derailing Obama's nominee, Debo Adegbile, for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.Explaining the failure, the taxpayer funded National Public Radio (NPR) announced “a handful of southern Democrats joined Republicans yesterday to defeat President Obama’s choice to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.” Jonah Goldberg at National Review Online  helpfully named the "handful of southern Democrats", something NPR failed to do.  Here they are:  Chris Coons (Del.) Bob Casey (Pa.) Mark Pryor (Ark.) Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) Joe Manchin (W.V.) Joe Donnelly (Ind.)  John Walsh (Mont.)  And, of course,...
  • 49ers' bragging billboard is up... in Fife

    12/23/2013 9:45:09 AM PST · by llevrok · 27 replies
    KING TV (Seattle) ^ | 12/23/2013
    A group of 49ers fans who raised money for a billboard in Seattle to brag about their team's five Super Bowl trophies got their sign - but it's nowhere near CenturyLink Field. The digital billboard is just north of Fife, about 27 miles from downtown Seattle. Niners fans raised money through the fundraising site gofundme.com. They raised more than the $7,000 needed to pay for the billboard so the rest will go to charity. A Seahawks fan wants to do the same thing in San Francisco, but to promote Seattle Children's hospital and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. On Sunday, a...
  • America's Coastal Royalty

    11/28/2013 6:40:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The densely populated coastal corridors from Boston to Washington and from San Diego to Berkeley are where most of America's big decisions are made. They remind us of two quite different Americas: one country along these coasts and everything else in between. Those in Boston, New York and Washington determine how our government works; what sort of news, books, art and fashion we should consume; and whether our money and investments are worth anything. The Pacific corridor is just as influential, but in a hipper, cooler fashion. Whether America suffers through another zombie film or one more Lady Gaga...
  • 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...
  • Don't Know Much About Geography

    08/15/2013 7:41:03 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/15/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over a half-century after Cooke wrote that lighthearted song, such ignorance is now all too real. Even our best and brightest -- or rather our elites especially -- are not too familiar with history or geography. Both disciplines are the building blocks of learning. Without awareness of natural and human geography, we are reduced to a sort of self-contained void without accurate awareness of the space around us. An ignorance of history also creates the same sort of self-imposed exile, leaving us ignorant of both what came before us and what is likely to follow. In the case of geography,...
  • America branded: States mapped out showing which product it is most famous for

    06/26/2013 7:11:12 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 100 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2013 | James Nye
    General Motors and Michigan, Starbucks and Washington, Walmart and Arkansas, Apple and California. A new map sweeping the Internet entitled the Corporate States of America lists the brands, albeit subjectively, that the creator, Steve Lovelace feels best fits each of the 50 states of the union. The criteria for each brand were that it is still based in the state of origin and that of course is still in business as of 2012.
  • Romney gaffe: 'Syria is Iran's route to the sea'

    10/23/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 41 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/23/12 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Mitt Romney is not particularly new to gaffes but when it comes to one about the relationship between Syria and Iran, he has shown extraordinary courage in repeating it at least six times just in the past year. During last night's foreign policy debate, Romney said: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea."
  • SYRIA-IRAQ

    07/23/2012 8:02:35 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 16 replies
    When I learned world geography, the nation of Syria-Iraq was a single country like Czecho-Slovakia. I think its time to unify Syria-Iraq again.
  • How geography shapes cultural diversity

    06/11/2012 5:43:13 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    Nature ^ | 11 June 2012 | Zoë Corbyn
    Study offers evidence that long countries give better protection to languages than those that are wide. One reason that Eurasian civilizations dominated the globe is because they came from a continent that was broader in an east–west direction than north–south, claimed geographer Jared Diamond in his famous 1997 book Guns, Germs and Steel. Now, a modelling study has found evidence to support this 'continental axis theory'.Continents that span narrower bands of latitude have less variation in climate, which means a set of plants and animals that are adapted to more similar conditions. That is an advantage, says Diamond, because it means...