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Russia’s murder rate: a quiet miracle

Murder rates across Russia have fallen in all regions, to levels not seen since the Soviet glory days of the 1960s.[1]“Widespread robbery of the population, contract killings, taking hostages, open rape in the streets, racketeering and terrorism—these have all become virtually mundane aspects of everyday life for Russian citizens,” wrote famous Russian criminologist Vladimir Kudryavtsev […]

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Four possible outcomes in Korea

Written by Tim KoayThe Panmunjom Declaration is an exciting step towards peace on the Korean peninsula—a goal many have worked hard towards across many decades. We have forecasted four scenarios of potential developments as a result of future summits, closed-door deliberations, and agreements. A realistic view of current developments would mean that the future most […]

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Vancouver movies

This guy explains it best: Vancouver never plays itself in movies. So who does Vancouver play?Mostly Seattle, apparently. But also Honduras, Las Vegas, Albany and Siberia, among other places. I took the data from Movie Maps, which has a fairly comprehensive list of every scene filmed in Vancouver.I have a series of YouTube videos where […]

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The definitive GDP map

I got tired of seeing these horrible maps:So I decided to combine them all into one to make the Definitive Arbitrarily-Classified GDP Map.Here are the bounds: Benchmark GDP (USD) Source California 2.60E+12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_California US student debt 1.44E+12 https://studentloanhero.com/student-loan-debt-statistics/ Apple Inc market cap 8.15E+11 Google finance US military budget 5.22E+11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_budget_of_the_United_States Apple cash reserves 2.57E+11 https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/02/apples-cash-hoard-swells-to-record-256-8-billion.html […]

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