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Old Sep 25th, 2019, 10:18 AM   #1041
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For the life of me, I can't imagine why.

Gallup: Nearly 50% of Afghan Women Want to Leave Their Country

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A new poll shows that nearly 50% of the women in Afghanistan want to leave, migrate to another country. In addition, 41% of the entire Afghan population wants to leave.

In the survey, Gallup asked, "Ideally, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move PERMANENTLY to another country, or would you prefer to continue living in this country?"

Forty-seven percent of the women said they would like to permanently move to another country; 35% of the men said the same.
The only reason the men want to leave is to follow the women...
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Old Sep 25th, 2019, 10:55 AM   #1042
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For the life of me, I can't imagine why.

Gallup: Nearly 50% of Afghan Women Want to Leave Their Country
Sure, gender oppression may be a big part of it...

...but also consider your perspective on staying in your homeland if all you've ever known is war... it's been 46 years since the coup sparked a civil war, then the Soviet occupation, and the latest period of war, now 18 years since the USA went in there.... that's a helluva long time to endure those conditions of living.....
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Old Sep 25th, 2019, 11:34 AM   #1043
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Sure, gender oppression may be a big part of it...

...but also consider your perspective on staying in your homeland if all you've ever known is war... it's been 46 years since the coup sparked a civil war, then the Soviet occupation, and the latest period of war, now 18 years since the USA went in there.... that's a helluva long time to endure those conditions of living.....
I can't even imagine living that way. I would have expected the number to be higher, wonder if there is fear to even say you want to leave keeping the number low.

We are so fortunate to live in Canada, the problems we have, the squabbling over politics and everything else just seem so minor compared to the things going on in Afghanistan and other countries like it.
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Old Sep 25th, 2019, 11:45 AM   #1044
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I can't even imagine living that way. I would have expected the number to be higher, wonder if there is fear to even say you want to leave keeping the number low.

We are so fortunate to live in Canada, the problems we have, the squabbling over politics and everything else just seem so minor compared to the things going on in Afghanistan and other countries like it.
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Old Sep 25th, 2019, 03:33 PM   #1045
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Hello, Bigot.

There's an understatement...

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Sure, gender oppression may be a big part of it...
As opposed to say, a lifetime of what you politically correctly term "gender oppression"? Is that the Prog term for honour killings, rapes, beatings, mental abuse, polygamy, misogyny, treated like chattel, among others?

Get a grip...

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...it's been 46 years...now 18 years...that's a helluva long time to endure those conditions of living.....
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Old Oct 8th, 2019, 09:56 AM   #1046
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Old Oct 9th, 2019, 04:28 PM   #1047
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Report: South African Murders Up, 21,022; Rape Up, 41,583

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A report on the crime situation in the Republic of South Africa shows that in most categories crime is up, and this is particularly true for murder, rape and assault.

The report, compiled by the South African Police Service, presents crime data covering the 12 months between April 2018 to March 2019; it also shows the statistical data for previous 12-month periods going back to 2009/2010.

In 2018/19, according to the report, there were 21,022 murders. That’s up from 20,336 murders in 2017/18, which is a 3.4% increase.
Seems like a nice place...
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Old Oct 15th, 2019, 10:14 PM   #1048
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Poland: Nationalists Return to Power in Parliamentary Election

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Poland’s ruling nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS) has won the parliamentary election. Party leader Jarosław Kaczyński declared victory after securing close to 44 percent of the vote on Monday afternoon.

The Catholic-conservative PiS is set to secure an absolute majority of 239 in the 460-seat parliament, initial projections show.


“We have reasons to be joyful. Despite the powerful front that was arraigned against us, we were able to win,” Kaczyński said, referring to the hostile campaign waged against the party by the European Union and media establishment.
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Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuses support
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-50079385

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MPs will later vote on whether to hold an extra sitting in the Commons on Saturday to discuss the next steps.

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said if the sitting was approved, the government would hold a vote on the deal.
Should be an exciting weekend in UK politics...

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Most of the deal is the same as the one agreed by Theresa May last year - the main change is the Northern Ireland proposals.
...as they vote for the fourth time on a bad deal.
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...as they vote for the fourth time on a bad deal.
"No deal" sounds like a better deal.
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