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  • Small Arms Survey Shows U.S. with 40% of Firearms

    06/24/2018 5:04:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Small Arms Review According to the Small Arms Survey, world wide private firearms ownership has increased from about 650 million in 2006 to 857 million at the end of 2017. That is a 32% increase over the eleven year period, or 207 million firearms. The estimate for the United States increased from 270 million in to 393.3 million, a 46 percent increase or 123.3 million firearms, over the same period. The United States accounted for 60 percent of the total global increase. From smallarmssurvey.org: Uncertainty about any firearms data requires systematic estimation that relies on a broad...
  • 50 Ways The World is Getting Better

    04/27/2018 8:56:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    A Wealth of Common Sense ^ | 04/27/2018 | Ben Carlson
    “I am not an optimist. I am a very serious possibilist.” – Hans Rosling You don’t have to look too far to find negativity these days.Just watch the news, go on social media, or even have conversations with friends, family members, or co-workers.You’ll likely hear or read about political instability, natural disasters, murder, disease, or an endless list of bad news you can find 24/7 because of the free flow of information. Every year people label the current year the worst year ever but these people have obviously never read a history book.The combination the negativity and availability bias...
  • Trump's push for smaller government is having global benefit

    02/01/2018 1:26:21 PM PST · by richardb72 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    What is good for the United States is good for the rest of the world, has been Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchins mantra. Americans know how stock prices have exploded in the United States since President Trumps election, but stock prices started rising at the same time around the world. To the shocks of Trumps American opponents, he was greeted by the international elites at the gathering in Davos, Switzerland as almost a conquering hero. Meanwhile, George Soros told people at the meetings that he thought that Trump was a danger to the world. So many people view economics as a...
  • Amir from Galilee on November 9: Trouble in the Middle East

    11/10/2017 7:02:55 AM PST · by firebrand · 13 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Saudi Arabia's asking its people to leave Lebanon will create a crisis, as they are taking their money and the banks will fail. Lebanon's government is now essentially nonfunctioning. Macron has arrived unexpectedly in Saudi to try to make peace. More on the Europeans and Soros's meddling, donating to people and parties in the European Union parliament. And meanwhile Russia is silent. Repercussions of all of this on Israel, of course. An excellent summary and update. Look up, as always.
  • Putin Says The Nation That Leads In A.I. Will Be The Ruler Of The World

    09/05/2017 9:50:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Verge ^ | 09/04/17 | James Vincent
    Russian president Vladimir Putin has joined the war of words concerning the international race to develop artificial intelligence. Speaking to students last Friday, Putin predicted that whichever country leads the way in AI research will come to dominate global affairs. “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind,” said Putin, reports RT. “It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” The development of artificial intelligence has increasingly become a national security concern in recent years....
  • UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

    06/21/2017 9:52:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 21, 2017 11:04 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Indias population is expected to surpass Chinas in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. It said roughly 83 million people are added to the worlds population every year and the upward trend is expected to continue even with...
  • BREAKING: Turkey Makes Erdogan More Powerful, Abolishing Its Prime Minister

    04/16/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 29 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 16th, 2017 | Poletical News
    On Sunday, Turkish voters voted by 51% to 49% to abolish the office of the Prime Minister and to grant president Erdogan sweeping powers. The referendum included 18 constitutional changes and will go into effect by Turkey's next general election in 2019. Opponents of Erdogan have called the results fraudulent and have vowed to challenge the outcome in court. It is not the first time the Turkish government has been accused of committing fraud in national and regional elections.
  • Italy Is About To Fall

    04/02/2017 1:53:50 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 39 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | April 2nd, 2017 | S.P.
    It has been suggested that Italy leave the Eurozone until it has sorted out its own failings, but that is not likely to be an option for a country on the verge of collapse. Its people won't likely choose to take their leaky rafts out into an unstable sea alone. They would surely sink. The country's 12% unemployment rate should be a clear indication to the world that things are not alright in a country fraught with devastating economic prospects. UniCredit approved a rights issue in February to sell shares at discount. As one of Italy's largest lenders, UniCredit began...
  • US warns China it is losing patience over North Korea (just an fyi)

    03/30/2017 10:22:00 PM PDT · by cba123 · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 30 March 2017
    The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday said China can and must do more to force North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs. Ambassador Nikki Haley said President Donald Trump would raise the issue next week at his first summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. And, amid reports that Pyongyang is preparing another banned nuclear test, Haley said Washington would not settle for holding another UN debate. "I have no patience for it, and it is not helping anyone. And it's not about me. This administration has no patience for it," she said. (please see link...
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

    03/21/2017 12:57:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    Consider Denmark and Norway The inexplicable happiness of the Norwegians and Danes as propagandized by the liberal-left media created a model for humanity and for Americas Democrats. It is a socialist utopia with no needy people and a government largesse subsuming the entire gamut of free-lunch ideology. Scandanavian societies are outwardly more humane than Eastern Block Soviet nations under Stalinist rule. The oppression of the Scandanavians at first glance is benign. Butit is oppression nevertheless, and benign only to those who prefer to have bureaucrats make the decisions for their lives and futures. They have absolutely no idea what makes...
  • U.S. Special Forces Deployed To 70% Of The World In 2016

    02/12/2017 1:35:21 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/11/2017 | Tyler Durden
    U.S. Special Operations Command launched a raid in Yemens Baida Province on Jan 29, targeting Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The first high-profile special forces operation of Trumps presidency, the raid resulted in the deaths of at least 14 Al Qaeda fighters, 20 civilians and Navy SEAL William Ryan Owens. Three other Americans were reportedly wounded and an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft was destroyed by U.S. forces after it was heavily damaged in a forced landing. Over the past few days, it has emerged that al-Rimi survived the raid and he has subsequently released an audio...
  • The World Agrees with Donald: Majority Support for Restrictions on Muslim Immigration

    02/09/2017 4:31:39 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Have you heard in the media about the two international polls by two of the most respected and highest standard research institutes, that say the vast majority of people worldwide agree with Donald trumps travel restrictions on people from Muslim countries? No? Thats because almost none of the MSM have decided to reveal them. But they do exist.* Chatham House and Pew Research Center (two of the worlds most respected, gold standard researchers) have both carried out international surveys to determine the prevalent attitudes across ten countries to the idea of Muslims and Muslim immigration.
  • The Real Power Of Trump

    02/02/2017 9:36:22 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 13 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2017 | T. Carter
    Donald Trump is more than just the leader of the free world, he is a movement in and of himself. Using a single tweet or Facebook post, he can reach millions of Americans and make or break a single idea. If Donald Trump tweets a stranger's name, that stranger becomes famous overnight. If Donald Trump doesn't like the way mainstream media covers his policies, he can change the narrative in an instant. There has never been a more powerful man in American politics than Donald Trump. His very existence as an entity on the world stage is historic. When Trump...
  • Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: World Is Preparing for War

    01/27/2017 11:22:31 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/27/2017 | Alexander Smith
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war." Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine. Image: Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev AFP/Getty Images "More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe," the 85-year-old wrote. "NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at a distance are now placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank." The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize-winner added: "Politicians and military leaders...
  • Casting Off The Cords...Psalm 1 and 2 pt 6

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.(Psalm 2:1-4)According to the Divine Psalmist, the Kings of the Earth and the rulers have embarked on an all-encompassing liberation movement, seeking to use their influence to break society free from the bands and cords of the religion of the LORD and his...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- All the Water on Planet Earth

    05/15/2012 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    NASA ^ | May 15, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. The above illustration shows what would happen is all of the water on or near the surface of the Earth were bunched up into a ball. The radius of this ball would be only about 700 kilometers, less than half the radius of the Earth's Moon, but slightly larger than Saturn's moon Rhea which, like many moons in our outer Solar System, is mostly water ice. How...
  • Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy (A Preserved Library from 1340BC discovered!)

    01/19/2003 11:04:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 375+ views
    UK Independent ^ | 19 January 2003 | By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Six maps that will make you rethink the world

    06/29/2016 8:35:55 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ana Swanson
    "We dont often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. Instead of the boundaries that separate sovereign nations, the lines that we should put on our maps are the high-speed railways, broadband cables and shipping...
  • Minor Regrets: Coming Close Is Not A Tragedy

    06/08/2016 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    Im going through life without ever having hit a home run. To hit a ball perfectly and round the bases, touching home: That must be a pleasure. Once I came close. Just turning 26 and finishing my dissertation, I played on the American Culture team in the University of Michigan graduate school coed softball league, one of the weakest leagues imaginable. Susan had finished her undergraduate career there and was technically ineligible, but we were short of women who didnt -- to use a phrase from those sexist days -- throw like girls. Heres the scene, one week before our...