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There are Liars and There are Those Who Use Statistics

10/12/2011 / No Comments

guydewhitney heretics crusade defending western civilization from world hunger and military spending

I came across this wonderful bit of distortion on Google+ today trying to blame world hunger on US politicians…

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This makes me SICK
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John Newmark – If this makes you sick, consider this.  The figures come from 2008.
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2008/1000853/index.htmlCurrent World Military Spending is 35 times higher than in 2007.  So what took 8 days back then…
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/spending.htm

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 Here is my little contribution of reality… I actually LOOKED AT THE DATA! Yes, Virginia, I know that they consider that cheating in the partisan world but, who cares?
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Guy DeWhitney – Tell it to the ones escalating.
Here is some analysis from that bunch of data.MIL SPENDING – PERCENTAGE OF GDP
Korea, North 25.00%
Saudi Arabia 10.00%
Jordan 8.60%
Yemen 6.60%
Syria 5.90%
Turkey 5.30%
United States 5.25%MIL SPENDING – INCREASES SINCE 2005:
China $53,357,142,857
United States $39,400,000,000
India $10,428,571,429
Saudi Arabia $6,848,333,333
Turkey $4,304,337,500
Indonesia $3,929,428,571
Iran $2,043,437,500
Korea, South $1,959,250,000
Colombia $1,725,833,333
United Kingdom $1,358,666,667
Germany $890,625,000

And the scary one – PERCENTAGE of increase since 2005:
China 5846%
Indonesia 2216%
Syria 693%
Cuba 607%
India 484%
Iran 480%
Chad 442%
Belarus 401%
Colombia 396%
Yemen 386%
Turkey 382%
Saudi Arabia 328%
Bangladesh 313%
Lebanon 309%
United Arab Emirates 220%
Korea, North 200%
Jordan 198%
Korea, South 174%
Chile 168%
Israel 161%
Germany 120%
United Kingdom 119%
United States 119%
Egypt 112%

Microsoft Supports non-Profits and NGO’s with Free Licenses

10/16/2010 / 3 Comments

microsoft defends civilized standards with free software

Here is a nice bit of news from the New York Times about a corporation often thought to be on the wrong side of the equation:

Microsoft Expands Effort to Protect Nonprofits

By CLIFFORD J. LEVY

MOSCOW — Microsoft is vastly expanding its efforts to prevent governments from using software piracy inquiries as a pretext to suppress dissent. It plans to provide free software licenses to more than 500,000 advocacy groups, independent media outlets and other nonprofit organizations in 12 countries with tightly controlled governments, including Russia and China.

With the new program in place, authorities in these countries would have no legal basis for accusing these groups of installing pirated Microsoft software.

Microsoft began overhauling its antipiracy policy after The New York Times reported last month that private lawyers retained by the company had often supported law enforcement officials in Russia in crackdowns on outspoken advocacy groups and opposition newspapers.

Yea, Bill Gates!  At least this time.

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