Nations of the World

If You Love Statistics

If you love statistics, charts and reams of data – and who dares say he doesn’t? – then this book is for you. 530 pages with thousands of tables and charts will delight you for hours. All produced under the supervision of these heart-winning folks: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Director National Center for...

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Beauty Is Not In The Eyes Of The Icelandic Feminists

For several years women in Iceland have been protesting and expressing their rage at the idea of a Miss Iceland contest with the winner taking part in the annual Miss World or Miss Universe show. [I never remember which. They are different.] Why are they so upset? The feminists say the show “objectifies” the participants. [Makes them sheer objects for male examination?] The show destroys women’s humanity. But at the same...

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Boycott The Jews

A short time ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people. What should we expect if the 1 billion, 200 million Muslims follow this advice assiduously? Any Muslim who has syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has syphilis, because the Wasserman Test...

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Give Until It Hurts A Little

Some people like to say “I gave at the office” or “I made my annual donation two months ago.” All this is good but leaves you far short of what you opught to be doing. The likelihood that you can’t help more than you are doing is slim to none. Just skip two meals per month in your favorite fancy restaurant and send the saved money to some place where it will be appreciated much more than your local restauranteur....

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What Happens In North Korea Should Only Stay In North Korea

May 12, 2013 Floral Tribute Paid to Statues of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il 1. Delegations of different countries and regions Sunday visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill. The delegations came here to participate in the 16th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair. They laid a floral basket before the statues of the peerlessly great men who made immortal contributions to developing the friendly...

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No Nail Polish, Please. We’re Turks

Thousands of lives will be saved and dozens of airline crashes will be avoided thanks to clever intervention of Turkish Airlines, Europe’s fourth-biggest carrier. Along with a ban on nail polish, Turkish Airlines is banning lipstick for female flight attendants. A spokesperson for Turkish Airlines said the new ban is in keeping with the company’s love of pastel shades in all uniforms. Vivid colors on the part of the cabin crew...

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