Dec 02 2016

The British Pound After Brexit

The value of the British Pound (GBP) After Brexit.
Holidays to Mexico seem like a great opportunity at the moment, for those looking for overseas travel. Only an extra 1.75% increase in costs due to the FX rate.
Holidays to Australia don’t look as good as they were, with a 14.37% increase in costs due to the FX rate.

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Nov 27 2016

UK household wealth declines by $1.5 Trillion after Brexit Vote.

Wealth per British adult has dropped by $33,000 to $289,000 since the end of June 2016
Or has it?
We have seen the Headlines…
But, is it correct from the point of view of an average Brit?

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Nov 27 2016

Is the term “illegal alien” the Correct Term or is it Racist?

I’ve been reading that many people feel that the term ‘illegal alien’ is Racist, and wondered how Americans feel when being described as illegal Aliens in the Philippines, when they overstay their visa’s. Do they also consider it racist?
Who does actually consider it Racist and Why?
Some Activists say that No human being is illegal, but is that true? Many countries will imprison or deport people having entered their country illegally.

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Nov 22 2016

US Median Housing Cost 1975 to 2015

The Median US House is 61% bigger, but only costing an extra 38%, when compared to 40 years ago.

Nov 21 2016

European Union: Winners and Losers Financially

The EU receives funds from each of its member countries, and then divides these funds, as grants and benefits to those member countries that require them. Some countries now pay in much more than they receive while others receive back much more than they put in.
The following figures show the Net Amount of Benefit or Net Cost, per country, between 2010 and 2014, in millions of Euros

Nov 21 2016

£369m Buckingham Palace repairs

Who pays for Buckingham Palace repairs?
There are reports that Buckingham Palace needs £369m of essential repairs.
Some say these repairs should be paid by the Queen, while others say it should be paid by the Government.

The Crown Estates owns Buckingham Palace and therefore is the body that should theoretically pay for the repairs.

Nov 13 2016

2016 US Presidential Election Vote by groupings

2016 US Presidential Election Donald Trump Vote by colour
58% of Whites voted Trump
29% of Hispanic/Latino voted Trump
29% of Asian voted Trump

Nov 13 2016

US Elections: Popular Vote v Electoral College Vote

Winning the Popular Vote but losing the Electoral Vote With the 2016 Trump v Clinton election just about over (Trump has 290 Electoral College Votes and Clinton has only 228, with just 20 left to be decided), the talk is on about how Clinton, with almost half a million more votes than Trump, can Lose …

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Nov 12 2016

President Trump and NATO

Does Donald Trump want out of NATO? It appears that Donald Trump has NEVER said that he wants out of NATO Trump’s main criticisms of NATO, which now has 28 member nations, are that the alliance no longer serves its founding purpose and that it is too costly to the U.S., which pays about 22 percent …

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Nov 08 2016

Average IQ by Country

Average IQ levels in the World by Country IQ and Global Inequality 1st Edition by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen Country Rankings for IQ Levels Rank Country I.Q. 1 Singapore 108 2 South Korea 106 3 Japan 105 4 Italy 102 5 Iceland 101 5 Mongolia 101 6 Switzerland 101 7 Austria 100 7 China …

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Nov 03 2016

China and the Trade in Drugs

China and the 2014 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report China is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of precursor chemicals, with approximately 400,000 precursor chemical suppliers and distributors nationwide. As an original signatory to the 1988 UN Convention, China controls all 23 precursor chemicals. In addition, China regulates chloroform and hydroxylamine; in 2014 …

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Oct 27 2016

London Stock Exchange FTSE 100

FTSE 100 on 27 October 2016

London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 The following numbers show the value of the FTSE 100 each year on, or near, this day (Oct 27) from 2011 to 2016 5,713.82 Oct 27, 2011 5,795.10 Oct 29, 2012 (Up 1.42% in One Year) 6,774.73 Oct 29, 2013 (Up 16.9% in One Year) 6,402.17 Oct 28, 2014 (Down …

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Oct 24 2016

Why is Britain called Great Britain

Who put the GREAT in Britain?
In 147–148 AD, Claudius Ptolemy called the landmass of England, Scotland, and Wales, Great Britain, and he called that other island to the left, (Ireland) Little Britain.
In 1136, Geoffrey of Monmouth called the landmass of England, Scotland, and Wales, Britannia Major (or Great Britain) to avoid confusion with Brittany (Britannia Minor or Little Britain)

Oct 24 2016

Foreign Born Population of New York City

About 3.2 million (36% of the New York City population) is Foreign Born, compared to 13% for the entire Country.
The Main Countries of Origin for the Foreign Born in New York City were:
433,500 Dominican Republic
388,800 China
180,300 Mexico…

Oct 13 2016

Scottish Voting in UK and EU Independence Referendums

84.6% of Scottish voters were interested enough to vote about Leaving the United Kingdom
67.2% of Scottish voters were interested enough to vote about Leaving Europe

2,001,926 voted to stay in the UK in 2014
1,661,191 voted to stay in the EU in 2016

Oct 09 2016

Autumn Princess, Dragon Child

Autumn Princess, Dragon Child, Author:  Lian Hearn Format Paperback | 288 pages Dimensions 127 x 190 x 19mm | 181g Publication date 07 Jun 2016 Publisher Fsg Originals Publication City/Country United States Language English ISBN10 0374536325 ISBN13 9780374536329 From A self-assured warrior stumbles into a game of Go that turns fatal. An ambitious lord …

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Oct 09 2016

Good to Great, Jim Collins

Good to Great Author: Jim Collins Format: Hardback | 320 pages Dimensions: 185.42 x 243.84 x 15.24mm | 612.35g Publication date: 01 Jan 2004 Publisher: Cornerstone Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom Language: English ISBN10 0712676090 ISBN13 9780712676090 From: Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how? After a five-year research …

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Oct 09 2016

Get Coding! : Learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game

Get Coding! : Learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game Author: Young Rewired State Format: Paperback | 208 pages Dimensions: 190 x 215 x 14mm | 578g Publication date: 05 May 2016 Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Language: English ISBN10 1406366846 ISBN13 9781406366846 From: Learn how to write code and then build …

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Oct 04 2016

National Boyfriend Day

Looking at various websites it appears that the National Boyfriend day only began in 2015 and is celebrated on various different days.
October 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 being the most common, but also August 1 and 2 with September 29 being used too.

Sep 20 2016

Median Income in USA 2015

Median household income in the United States in 2015
The Median household income in the United States in 2015 was $56,516.

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