Tag Archives: United States

Russia Warns United States & Israel:
An Attack On Iran Is An Attack On Us

How’s that fallout bunker coming? Via Reuters: Russia would regard any military intervention linked to Iran’s nuclear programme as a threat to its own security, Moscow’s departing ambassador to NATO warned on Friday. “Iran is our neighbour,” Dmitry Rogozin told reporters in Brussels. “And if Iran is involved in any military action, it’s a direct threat to our security.” Rogozin …

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Iran: U.S. Helped Kill Our Scientist

Iran claims to have proof that the United States was behind this week’s murder of one of their leading nuclear scientists. The IRNA state news agency said Saturday that Iran’s Foreign Ministry has sent a diplomatic letter to the U.S. saying that it has “evidence and reliable information” that the CIA provided “guidance, support and planning” to assassins “directly involved” …

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Pakistan Sees Huge Anti-US Protests

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United States: Bottom Of The Heap

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Equality Chart 2011

Chart by Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin.

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Grenade Or Aid?

A massive version of the above chart can be found here.

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Most Peaceful States

Blue is most peaceful, based on the rate of violent crimes and other factors.

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New Study: Nine Million LGBT Americans?

According to a study released today by the Williams Institute (PDF), there are almost nine million LGBT persons in the United States. That works out to 3.5% of the adult population. Via press release: The Williams Institute, a leading think tank dedicated to the field of sexual orientation and gender identity-related law and public policy, released new research that estimates …

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United States Of The Environment

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Russia, Arab League, African Union Condemn Allied Air Strikes On Libya

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Canadians Are In Better Shape

Researchers at the CDC say obesity is far less prevalent in Canada than in the United States. And they don’t really know why. About 24 percent of Canadians are obese compared to more than 34 percent of Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Wednesday. Researchers looked at height and weight data taken in …

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Mandated Paid Holidays By Nation

The above chart depicts the number of paid holidays and vacation days legally mandated by the world’s 21 richest nations. The labor movement is completely out of control in America!

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U.S.-Backed Despots Of The 20th Century

Relative to the situation in Egypt, today Canada’s National Post recaps some of the world’s most notorious despots whose regimes were propped up by the United States. “Lots of countries have client states. But, American exceptionalism, its adherence and promotion of supposed democratic values, that’s always also been a part of its foreign policy,” says Alexander Cooley, a political scientist …

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EGYPT: Foreigners Begin Evacuation

The United States and many other nations have begun evacuating their embassy staffers and other citizens from Egypt as unrest continues. Americans will be airlifted to “safe haven” countries in the region, from where they must make their own arrangements to get home. The United States planned to begin charter flights to help Americans leave the country Monday. Other governments …

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Too Butch For Asylum

American immigration officials examining the cases of gays seeking asylum here are often denying such requests if the applicants “don’t look gay enough” to be persecuted in their home countries. “Judges and immigration officials are adding a new hurdle in gay asylum cases that an applicant’s homosexuality must be socially visible,” said Lori Adams, a lawyer at Human Rights First, …

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U.S. Life Expectancy Declines

Newly released data from the federal government show a slight decrease in life expectancy for residents of the United States. According to the report, West Virginia is the worst state for mortality, with a death rate there that is almost 1.5 times greater than Hawaii, where people are living the longest. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics …

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Utah Executes Man By Firing Squad

Utah has carried out the wishes of convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner and executed him by firing squad. Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court refused a request to stay the execution. Gardner, 49, is only the third person in 33 years to die by firing squad in the United States. He was killed at 12:20 a.m. MST (2:20 a.m. ET), a …

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Gallup: 700M In World Would Like To Live In A Different Country, USA Top Choice

According to a two year survey of 135 countries, Gallup estimates that 700 million adults in the world (16% of the adult population) would like to live in a different country, with about 25% naming the United States as their dream home. Canada is the second-most popular choice. The rest of the top desired destination countries (those where an estimated …

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Opinion Of U.S. Improves Under Obama

According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project, global opinion of the United States has improved dramatically in almost all surveyed countries since Barack Obama took office. The image of the United States has improved markedly in most parts of the world, reflecting global confidence in Barack Obama. In many countries opinions of the United States are now about as positive …

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U.S. Ban On HIV+ Immigrants And Tourists May Be Repealed

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) have authored a provision to an upcoming AIDS funding bill that will end the United States’ ban on tourists and immigrants with HIV. Using the global AIDS reauthorization bill as a vehicle for repealing the HIV immigrant and visitors ban dramatically improves chances for passing the repeal because the global AIDS …

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