The Statue of Liability: A modern metaphor

April 20, 2011 by  
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Given the lengthy series of unfortunate events that have occurred in the United States over the past 10 years, in particular those of the last 2 years, I see a political metaphor in this video. Most likely unintended. But it’s there. Can you see it?

Map of the world by population

April 11, 2011 by  
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I find this map very interesting and quite telling. Notice, for example, how disproportionately small Russia is compared to China and India and, for that matter, the United States. Compare Australia with Sri Lanka (both with 20 million inhabitants), Nigeria with France and Germany (Nigeria is equal to both of them combined), and Pakistan with Spain, France, and Germany (Muslim Pakistan is equal to all three of those “Christian” countries combined). As first-world players go, Canada is utterly negligible, as are Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Lowly Bangladesh dwarfs all of South America, with the exception of Brazil. Compare Muslim Indonesia with “Christian” Europe. What conclusions do you draw?

(Click the text link at the top of the post to enlarge map)

 

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