Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan 26 2017

Aboriginal Population Change in Australia

Aboriginal Population in Australia from 1788

Accurate numbers are not available, and estimates vary by different sources.

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Jan 26 2017

How Will USA make Mexico Pay for the Wall

Will Mexico will actually pay for the Border Wall?

This is one way, that is being put forward, where Mexico would in fact pay for the wall, over time…

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Jan 26 2017

Trump administration is to suspend US visas for Islamic countries.

Is USA banning immigration from Islamic countries?

USA may be suspending immigration from those countries where terrorist organisations have a significant presence.

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Jan 24 2017

Weather Comparisons USA and Australia

Comparison of Temperatures between USA and Australia

To show how different the the two countries can be: A winter in Cairns, Australia, may be similar to Los Angeles in summer, with both having an average temp of 22°C (71/72°F).

Jan 23 2017

US National Debt Increases by President

US National Debt Average Annual Change The US National Debt has increased by the following approximate average annual percentages, during the term of each president since Woodrow Wilson. 7.42% Barack Obama 9.15% George W. Bush 3.52% Bill Clinton 11.49% George H.W. Bush 14.12% Ronald Reagan 9.34% Jimmy Carter 13.73% Gerald Ford 6.08% Richard Nixon 2.58% …

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Jan 23 2017

DVD: Sherlock: Series 4

The DVD with all three feature-length episodes from the fourth series of the BBC’s fast-paced modernised crime drama based on the characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Jan 23 2017

10th Global Peace Index. Institute for Economics and Peace

The Safest Countries on Earth, and the Most Dangerous.

From 1 to 163, with Iceland as the Safest, and Syria coming last as the most dangerous.

Jan 22 2017

Poverty Rate in USA in 2015

14% of the US Population were in Poverty in 2015
However, this rate varied between 4% and 46%, depending on race and State of Residence.

Jan 22 2017

Export Trade Between UK and EU

Top UK Trade Partners in 2015.

14.50% United States
10.10% Germany (EU)
7.00% Switzerland
5.90% China

Jan 21 2017

Homeless in England

England Homeless: 3,569 people slept rough on any one night across England during 2015/16
7,581 people slept rough during 2014 and 2015 in Greater London, alone.

Jan 19 2017

The British Union Jack or Union Flag

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.

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”…..

Jan 16 2017

U.S. Military Fatalities in Afghanistan

As at October 18th, 2016, the US casualty figures according to iCasualties.org, were:
2,386 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan.
1,834 U.S. military deaths were the result of hostile action.
20,049 American service members have also been wounded in action during the war.

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)

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.