Moscow has the greatest number of billionaires of any city in the world, according to a global rich list, with London in fifth place.
The Russian capital – known for its oligarch ghettos and glitzy boutiques – can boast 76 dollar billionaires, compared to New York’s 70 and Hong Kong’s 54. London comes fifth with 40, just behind Beijing with 41.
The list, compiled by Chinese luxury publishing group Hurun Report, found the United [...]
From The Uninvited Ombudsman:
Dear Media Colleagues,
Guns can’t seem to keep themselves out of the limelight. Urban shootings, outside the ghettos where most shootings take place, are now becoming national news. What changed?
Why aren’t we talking about waiting periods anymore? The media and the gun-control movement have abandoned waiting periods, but they used to be the holy grail. Why is that?
It turned out waiting periods didn’t matter. They didn’t work, had [...]
April 5, 2012
HAITI – For several weeks, armed groups of young black men, presumably Haitian and too young to be veterans of the Haitian Armed Forces (Forces Armees d’Haiti, FAd’H) disbanded in 1995, have been parading in military fatigues through Haitian towns. Some politicians and the Haitian press have been calling these men “former soldiers.” For the sake of accuracy, let us forgo this awkward and unfounded label and call [...]
The View From Europe
We have unemployment at about 6.6 % which is decent, but baked into that is a very large amount of recent immigrants from Somalia and Iraq. We now have structural unemployment among these groups as they’ve discovered the wonders of the welfare state(and I don’t blame them, the work that awaits them is the lowest-rung in society and they usually don’t earn [...]
In recession-gripped America, society’s most vulnerable find themselves living in long-stay motels, writes Guy Adams.
Juan ‘Johhny’ Robles has spent most of life in and out of prison.His room reflects prison regime cleaniliness everything in its place.
A long way down the US housing ladder, beneath the grisly ‘projects’ of The Wire and the trailer parks hymned by Eminem, beneath the slums of New Orleans [...]
Zmanster Fri Aug 13, 2010 05:50 pm PDT Report Abuse Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult.
In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.
When politically correct, [...]