statistics

2002 report:

  1. 82 countries, representing 57% of the world’s population, are fully democratic.
  2. 125 countries, 62% of world population, have free press.
  3. 185 million illiterate adults
  4. 1999—23% of population of the world are extremely poor.
  5. 1999—2.8 billion lived on less than $2.00 per day, 1.2 billion with less than $1.00 a day.

World’s ten most corrupt leaders: 2004 ------allegedly embezzled money:

  1. Mohamed Suharto (Indonesia) (1967–1998) $15 to 35 billion
  2. Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines) (1972–1986) 5 to 10 billion
  3. Mobutu ( Zaire) (1965–1997) 5 billion
  4. Sani Abacha (Nigeria) (1993–1998) 2 to 5 billion
  5. Slobodan Milosevic ( Serbia/Yugoslavia) (1989–2000) 1 billion
  6. Jean-Claude Duvalier (Haiti) (1971–1986) 300 to 800 million
  7. Alberto Fujimori (Peru) (1990–2000) 600 million
  8. Pavlo Lazarenko (Ukraine) (1996–1997) 114 to 200 million
  9. Arnoldo Alemán (Nicaragua) (1997–2002) 100 million
  10. Joseph Estrada (Philippines) (1998–2001) 78 to 80 million

Top least corrupt countries: 2003:

  1. Finland
  2. Iceland
  3. Denmark
  4. New Zealand
  5. Singapore
  6. Sweden
  7. Netherlands
  8. Australia
  9. Norway
  10. Switzerland
  11. Canada
  12. Luxembourg
  13. United Kingdom
  14. Austria
  15. Hong Kong
  16. Germany
  17. Belgium
  18. Ireland
  19. United States
  20. Chile

Most livable countries according to quality of life, not economic: 2003:

  1. Norway
  2. Sweden
  3. Australia
  4. Canada
  5. Netherlands
  6. Belgium
  7. Iceland
  8. United States
  9. Japan
  10. Ireland
  11. Switzerland
  12. United Kingdom
  13. Finland
  14. Austria

Most educated countries: 1999/2000:

  1. Norway
  2. Finland
  3. Australia
  4. United Kingdom
  5. New Zealand
  6. Sweden
  7. Netherlands
  8. Belgium
  9. Iceland
  10. Denmark
  11. France
  12. Germany
  13. Spain
  14. United States
  15. Portugal
  16. Switzerland
  17. Ireland
  18. Canada
  19. Austria
  20. Italy

2003 Most generous countries:

  1. Luxembourg $352.30 per person
  2. Norway $307.95 per person
  3. Denmark $302.72 per person
  4. Netherlands $216.71 per person
  5. Sweden $191.48 per person
  6. Switzerland $150.30 per person
  7. France $104.68 per person
  8. United Kingdom $74.88 per person
  9. Belgium $74.25 per person
  10. Finland $73.01 per person
  11. Ireland $72.11 per person
  12. Japan $71.53 per person
  13. Germany $67.96 per person
  14. Austria $50.07 per person
  15. Australia $45.30 per person
  16. Canada $40.36 per person
  17. Spain $33.07 per person
  18. Portugal $26.82 per person
  19. New Zealand $25.23 per person
  20. United States $23.76 per person

Richest population 2003:

  1. Luxembourg $48309.28 per person
  2. United States $35991.96 per person
  3. Bermuda $34893.45 per person
  4. San Marino $33429.35 per person
  5. Norway $32797.17 per person
  6. Switzerland $31891.17 per person
  7. Cayman Islands $30285.68 per person
  8. Iceland $30071.43 per person
  9. Belgium $29127.94 per person
  10. Canada $29002.91 per person
  11. Ireland $28974.50 per person
  12. Denmark $28842.66 per person
  13. Japan $28699.55 per person
  14. Austria $27808.28 per person

2004: Internet users:

  1. United States 201,661,159 = 24.8 % (of world users)
  2. China 87,000,000 = 10.7 %
  3. Japan 66,763,838 = 8.2 %
  4. Germany 47,182,668 = 5.8 %
  5. United Kingdom 34,874,469 = 4.3 %
  6. South Korea 30,670,000 = 3.8 %
  7. Italy 28,610,000 = 3.5 %
  8. France 24,352,522 = 3.0 %
  9. Canada 20,450,000 = 2.5 %
  10. Brazil 19,311,854 = 2.4%

Adult Internet Pornography Statistics 2004:

  1. Men admitting to accessing pornography at work = 20%
  2. US adults who regularly visit Internet pornography websites = 40 million
  3. Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in last week = 53%
  4. Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home = 47%
  5. Adults admitting to Internet sexual addiction = 10%
  6. Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites = 72% male - 28% female

democracy sucks, what’s wrong with the world?

Porn is good. But it seems pornographers would do well to make porn that is more apealing to women.

What point are you trying to make?

The world at a glance.

About the porn statistics------it is now the most profitable industry online. It has created a lot more addiction to it now that almost anyone can access one of these sites anytime, anywhere. There is no such thing as satiation point when it comes to pornography.

Yes there is, when you become a proper monk.

They’re the exception–the “abnormalities” so to speak.

Btw, have you guys noticed that Australia is so hot on these lists of “good” countries? Pinnacle of Reason should be really proud of it. :stuck_out_tongue:

Porn is good. Addiction is fine. Pinnacle of Reason irritates me. … well, hir opinions do anyway.

I’m convinced that the only reason Australia beat the U.S. is because of the south, i hate the south. I wish they had won the civil war, just so their racist, homophobic, ignoramus asses weren’t a part of my country.

Back to porn…
What’s wrong with creating revenue and economic stimualtion at the expense of a few million people’s mental health? I’d rather more people be getting their germ cells all over their computers rather than adding more worthless bags of human to the world. I don’t know if you’d noticed but we’re running out of space down here.

porn is no good, nothing too much is good, porn is too much…

What about soft-core porn? You know, just breasts and ass with no spread legs.

I would argue that not enough is no good. Even Buddha said something about following the middle path. I’m sure he meant this to apply to porn just as much as anything else.

but… arendt said that porn is never enough…

Who are we kidding? Just a little bit of tits and ass, but no…you know. Hahaha! Like once we reach the boundary we stop? yeah right.

Buddha and the porn? What a combination. Maybe. There is no middle path in pornography.

Just because you can’t control yourself, doesn’t mean that I can’t.

I enjoy many “addictive” substances without allowing them to interfere with my everyday life or ovarll well-being. In fact I think that they aid to my well-being more than they degrade my health.

I am able to do this because I have…wait for it (drumroll)…
SELF CONTROL! Amazing, how a sentient being has the power to controll its own actions without your help.

I’m not trying to be sardonic, I’m just saying: porn (and drugs) good for some, not good for others, let everyone make their own choices.

And, arendt, I’ve been meaning to ask, what, exactly, does it mean by, “Most generous countries”?

“Sorry to butt in…”

Good for some not for others dosn’t depend upon the ability of self control, instead, on values.

HEY!! That’s not fair. In general, I mean in general. So, you can control yourself. Good. But look at the stats.

People who give to charities. So, as it turn out, we can see what countries and population can do this well.

So “generousity” is a measure of citizens’ private contributions to charities, not foreign aid to underdeveloped countries or something else. Okay, just curious.

I meant “good” in the sense of beneficial not in the sense of “right vs. wrong”. I just meant that something that could be extremely addictive and dangerous to one person can also be extremely enjoyable and safe to another.

And how about that corruption? The U.S. just barely beats Chile and is 4 below Hong Kong. Isn’t Hong Kong the copyright piracy capital of the world?

And why isn’t that the coldest places on earth have the best standards of living? Probably has something to do with the snow to grass ratio. But this doesn’t explain Australia’s success. Hmmm, what a conundrum.

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  1. Luxembourg $352.30 per person
  2. Norway $307.95 per person
  3. Denmark $302.72 per person
  4. Netherlands $216.71 per person
  5. Sweden $191.48 per person
  6. Switzerland $150.30 per person
  7. France $104.68 per person
  8. United Kingdom $74.88 per person
  9. Belgium $74.25 per person
  10. Finland $73.01 per person
  11. Ireland $72.11 per person
  12. Japan $71.53 per person
  13. Germany $67.96 per person
  14. Austria $50.07 per person
  15. Australia $45.30 per person
  16. Canada $40.36 per person
  17. Spain $33.07 per person
  18. Portugal $26.82 per person
  19. New Zealand $25.23 per person
  20. United States $23.76 per person

Population can’t be the only factor in “generousity”

The top is Norway, Japan’s somewhere in the middle and near the bottom is the U.S., which makes sense, but New Zeland barely beats the U.S. and It’s population is like 2% of that of the U.S. But you’d also have to look at GNP and even how tax laws and such relate to donations in each country to really understand this statistic.

Yes there is: You reach the amplex and than you have a 20 min refractory period…

lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Worldwide quality of life index, 2005, the economist

  1. Ireland
  2. Switzerland
  3. Norway
  4. Luxemburg
  5. Sweden
  6. Australia
  7. Iceland
  8. Italy
  9. Denmark
  10. Spain

For those interested, U.S. = 13
Canada = 14
Britain = 29

I dont care about no index, Im outta here as soon as I can get the cash and a sun tan factor high enough.