Jan 19 2017

The British Union Jack or Union Flag

Union Jack

Is the Union Jack just for the Navy or is the Union Jack the Official British Flag

The Union Jack should be regarded as the National flag.

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Jan 16 2017

Brexit Vote: The Reasons

Why did the British People Vote Leave or Remain in the Brexit Referendum?

Top 3 Brexit LEAVE Reasons
49% “the principle that decisions about the UK should be taken in the UK”…..
Top 3 Brexit REMAIN Reasons
43% “the risks of voting to leave the EU looked too great when it came to things like the economy, jobs and prices”…..

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Jan 12 2017

Average Wages in USA 2015

2015 Median Wages for Full Time US Workers Age 25 and Over

$49,244 Male Full Time age 25 and over. ($947 pw)
$39,572 Female Full Time age 25 and over. ($761 pw)

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Jan 12 2017

Singapore Immigration Act Chapter 133, Part II, Section 6 (3)

Penalties for Illegal Entry into Singapore

Illegal Immigration Penalties: Prison and Caning or Fine

Jan 10 2017

Catholics and the Monarchy

The Act of Settlement 1701, prevents a “papist” (Roman Catholic) from inheriting the English throne.
Under that basis the Queen cannot be a Roman Catholic, however, being a catholic is a different matter. (see below)

Jan 09 2017

English Language: Program or Programme

English use of Program or Programme is…
American use of Program or Programme is…

Jan 07 2017

The House of Normandy

The House of Normandy, up to its final year 1135. The House of Normandy was founded by the Viking Invader Rollo, who effectively became the 1st Duke of Normandy. House of Normandy Reign 912-927 Rollo (either Norwegian or Danish) One of the Viking Leaders that raided France in 885-6 927-942 William I Longsword (Son of …

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Jan 06 2017

France and Immigration 2007 to 2016

In 2007 France was seen as most immigrant friendly.
By 2016, this appears to have changed a bit.

Dec 31 2016

Are you an Immigrant or an Expat

Expat or Immigrant

I treat Expat to mean someone living and working overseas for a while, but planning on returning home one day.
An Immigrant is one who moves his/her home to a new country.

Dec 30 2016

Brexit Referendum: Voters Regret, December 2016

2% of Remain voters (16 people) were apparently glad the vote did not go their way, saying Brexit was in fact the best part of 2016.
4% of Leave voters (34 people) said they thought Brexit was the worst thing to have happened this year.

Dec 29 2016

European Union and UK Brief History

A Brief History of the European Union and Britain 1951 The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was formed 1957 France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg formed the European Economic Community. (EEC – The Common Market) 1961 The United Kingdom made its first application to join this European Community but was vetoed in 1963 and …

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Dec 29 2016

How to Use Coffee Capsules Without a Coffee Machine

Coffee Plunger $6 in Kmart

A capsule of coffee is like a tea bag full of tea.

Dec 27 2016

American Independence 1776 or 1783

1766 July 4th. American Independence Declared
1783 September 3rd, American Independence Recognised

Dec 27 2016

The Queen said ‘she backed Brexit’

Unnamed sources and the Queen’s opinion on Brexit.
It was found that The Sun had in fact failed to take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information in breach of Clause 1 (i).
The BBC had chosen NOT to publish this unnamed, and possibly inaccurate, story.

Dec 26 2016

Muslim Population in Australia

Religious Affiliation by Gender, 1996 to 2006 Census
200,900 Muslims reported in Australia in 1996
281,600 Muslims reported in Australia in 2001
340,392 Muslims reported in Australia in 2006
476,291 Muslims reported in Australia in 2011

Dec 26 2016

Muslims in the UK

UK Census 1991: Muslims made up 1.9% of the population
UK Census 2011: Muslims made up 4.8% of the population
In England and Wales there are 26 constituencies that have a Muslim population of more than 20%.
Tower Hamlets has a 45.6% Muslim population.
Perceptions of Muslim Populations…………

Dec 22 2016

Death Penalty in Australia

QLD was the first to abolish the death penalty for all crimes in 1922.
NSW was the last to abolish the death penalty for all crimes in 1985.

Dec 21 2016

In Defense of the Electoral College

Slate Defends the Electoral College In November 2012 Slate published a piece called “In Defense of the Electoral College” that lists five reasons why the system, which allows state electors to ultimately select the future president whether or not that person won the popular vote, is actually great for democracy. Those reasons include the “certainty …

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Dec 21 2016

What is the main cause of Poverty in Australia

2014 Australian poverty line incomes were:

$426.30 a week for a single adult
$895.22 a week for a couple with children

Dec 20 2016

US Presidential Election 2016: 7 Faithless Electors

The Republicans who had selected Donald Trump had TWO Faithless Electors
Instead of voting for Trump, one voted for John Kasich and one to Ron Paul.

The Democrats who had selected Hillary Clinton had FIVE Faithless Electors
Instead of Voting for Clinton, three voted for Colin Powell, one for Faith Spotted Eagle and one for Bernie Sanders.

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