Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Government by the people for the people?except if other governments disagree? (e.g. the US which outlawed some similar things not too long ago).
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Quote from BBC:

Ugandan MPs have passed a controversial bill that will ban miniskirts.

The anti-pornography bill, which also outlaws overtly sexual material including music videos, was voted through after a short debate.

When Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s ethics and integrity minister, proposed the legislation earlier this year, he said that women who wore “anything above the knee” should be arrested.

The bill needs to be approved by the president before becoming law.

Uganda is a socially conservative country – it is also considering legislation to increase the punishment for homosexual acts, which are already illegal.

According to Uganda’s private Monitor newspaper, the new legislation will outlaw material which shows parts of the body including breasts, thighs and buttocks, or any erotic behaviour intended to cause sexual excitement.

It will also ban anything that shows indecent acts or behaviour intended to corrupt morals, the paper reports.

Audio source: Line of Fire Radio – 02.24.14 Dr. Brown Weighs in on the Latest National and International Controversies

Any idea what average student debt is in the US today? Listen to audio below.

Any wonder that marriage and having kids are delayed? The prevailing worldview likely sees no problem with that. Try watch Demographic Winter – with Nobel Prize winner & members of parliament interviewed. You would likely find your worldview challenged in an incontrovertible way. The full documentary was on YouTube also – may still be.

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AlbertMohler.com – The Briefing 05-30-13. Listen to full audio here.

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Yes, now pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs are “disabled” & can get paid for it!!! But that’s not all, pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists and sadomasochists are also in on the “disability” fiasco. Note the blog subtitle “observing wordly wisdom unravel” – observe it & think about it.

ATHENS (AP) — Disability groups in Greece expressed anger on Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs.

The National Confederation of Disabled People, calling the action “incomprehensible,” said that pedophiles could be eligible for a higher disability pay than some people who had received organ transplants.

The Labor Ministry said the categories added to the expanded list — that also includes pyromaniacs, compulsive gamblers, fetishists and sadomasochists — were included for purposes of medical assessment and used as a gauge for allocating financial assistance.

But leader of the disability group, Yiannis Vardakastanis, who is blind, warned that the new list could create difficulties for disabled Greeks who are already facing benefit cuts because of the financial crisis.

“What’s happened is incomprehensible,” he said. “I think there is some big mistake. The ministry should have a different policy on disability. The list contains major changes to disability quotients, which could effectively remove many people from access to benefits.”

The new list gives pyromaniacs and pedophiles disability pay up to 35 percent, compared to 80 percent for heart transplant recipients.

Source: NY Times

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Israel plays a major part in technology innovation & combined with riches blessing prophesied over Israel, potentially mainly in the form of oil & gas (more info on that here), here are some key facts that are amazing, considering that modern Israel is only about 60 years old.

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The following “boycott Israel” satire video illustrates the scope & influence of Israel:

Israel in numbers:

Economics:

  • Israel has the largest number of startup companies per capita in the world.
  • Israel is the world’s largest wholesale diamond center, finally surpassing Antwerp in the 1970′s. Most of the cut & polished diamonds in the world come from Israel.
  • Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies outside of the US and Canada.
  • Israel was the first country to have a free trade agreement with the United States.
  • Apart from the Silicon Valley, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world.
  • The cell phone was developed in Israel at Motorola’s largest development center.
  • The Voice Mail technology was developed in Israel.
  • In the early 80′s, IBM chose an Israeli-designed computer chip as the brains for its first personal computers.
  • The first anti-virus software for computers was developed in Israel in 1979.
  • Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed in Israel by Microsoft.
  • Both the Pentium-4 and Centrino processors were entirely designed, developed and produced in Israel.
  • The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel.
  • Israel has the highest number of home computers per capita in the world.
  • The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ was developed in 1996 by 4 young Israelis.
  • Israel was the first Middle Eastern country to launch a satellite, the Ofek 1, on September 19, 1988.

Military/Security:

  • Israel has the largest fleet of F-16 aircraft outside of the US.
  • Israel has the world’s most impenetrable airline security.
  • Israel spends more money per capita on its own protection than any country in the world.

Geography:

  • Israel is only 1/6 of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East.
  • Israel is roughly half the size of Lake Michigan.
  • The Sea of Galilee, at 695 ft. below sea level, is the lowest freshwater lake in the world.
  • The Dead Sea is the lowest surface point on earth, at about 1,373 feet below sea level.
  • Israel is the only nation in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.
  • Jericho is the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world.

Demographics:

  • Israel’s population is half the size of Metro New York City.
  • Israel has only 2% of the population of the Middle East.
  • Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees per capita in the world.
  • Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation in the world – by a large margin.
  • Israel has the highest number of scientists and technicians per capita in the world – by a large margin.
  • Israel has the highest number of engineers per capita in the world.
  • Israel has the highest number of PhD’s per capita in the world.
  • Israel has the highest number of physicians per capita in the world.
  • Israel has the largest percentage of its workforce employed in technical professions in the world.
  • Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation in the world, per capita.
  • Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the Christian population has grown over the last 50 years.
  • Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Christians, Muslims and Jews are all free to vote.
  • Israel is the only country in the Middle East where women enjoy full political rights.

Culture:

  • Hebrew is the only case of a dead national language being revived in all of world history. Hebrew had not been spoken as a native tongue by anyone for centuries. Today it is the native tongue of millions of people.
  • Israel has more museums per capita than any other nation in the world.
  • Israel has more orchestras per capita than any other nation in the world.
  • Israel publishes more books per capita than any other nation in the world.
  • Israel publishes more books translated from other languages than any other nation in the world.
  • Israel reads more books per capita than any other nation in the world.
  • The most independent and free Arabic press in the Middle East is in Israel.

Other:

  • Israel’s dairy cows are the most productive dairy cows in the world. They average 25,432 pounds of milk per cow per year, compared to just 18,747 pounds from American cows; 17,085 from Canadian cows; 13,778 from European Union cows; 10,207 from Australian cows; and 6,600 from Chinese cows.
  • Israel has more in-vitro fertilization per capita than anywhere in the world, and it’s free.
  • Israelis, per capita, are the world’s biggest consumers of fruits and vegetables.
  • Of the 175 UN Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel. Of the 690 UN General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel.

What is (not) happening with many men today? Albert Mohler looks at the effects of the new ‘knowledge economy’ combined with the feministic push of women in the workforce and some of the unexpected side-effects that has.

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…and “more companies now covering transgender surgery” !

With little fanfare, more and more large corporations, including Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup and Walt Disney, have expanded their insurance coverage to meet the needs of transgender workers. The trend follows a concerted push by transgender rights advocates to get employers and insurers to see sex reassignment the way the American Medical Association does — as a medically indicated rather than an optional procedure.

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More companies covering transgender surgery