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    Posted: 31 May 2020 at 16:54
I did not find a comparison in world numbers but there are over a million lawyers in US, found link you can access the last American Bar Association survey from 2018.
 1) the US has 60% of all lawyers in the modern world (over 1 mln. people, 70% of whom have private practice)
CHICAGO, May 11, 2018 - Newly released survey data from the American Bar Association on the nationwide population of lawyers indicates a total of 1,338,678 licensed, active attorneys in the United States. The total represents a 0.2 percent increase since last year and a 15.2 percent rise over the past decade in number of U.S. lawyers.

2) 57% of American prison population have charges related to drug use
HIGHLIGHTS „ During 2007-09, an estimated 58% of state prisoners and 63% of sentenced jail inmates met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for drug dependence or abuse. „ Among prisoners and jail inmates, prevalence estimates for those who met the criteria for dependence were two to three times higher than for abuse. „ The percentage of inmates who met the DSM-IV criteria was higher for those held for property offenses than those held for violent or other public order offenses. „ Lifetime drug use among the incarcerated populations was unchanged from 2002 to 2009. „ During 2007-09, prisoners (77%) and jail inmates (78%) reported having ever used marijuana/hashish, more than any other drug. „ During 2007-09, more females in prison (47%) or jail (60%) used drugs in the month before the current offense than males in prison (38%) or jail (54%). „ More non-Hispanic white than non-Hispanic black prisoners regularly used cocaine/crack, heroin/opiates, or methamphetamines. „ Among those who met the criteria for drug dependence or abuse, 28% of prisoners and 22% of jail inmates participated in a drug treatment program since admission. 
3) In 2009 there were 100,000 people in American private prisons (4% of total American prison population) See the link

4) Some prisons in the US are known to use prison labor for agricultural purpose in farming (in Louisiana and Texas about 16% of prison population works in the fields, in Arkansas - 40%)
5) the US has about 4-5% of world population and 25% of world's prison population
6) the US has about 4-5% of world population and 40% in consumption of world's natural resources
Humanity is outstripping the Earth's resources by 50 percent — essentially using the resources of one and a half Earths every year. How are we at being stewards of the Earth's environment? U.S. FACT: Americans constitute 5% of the world's population but consume 24% of the world's energy.

As for Jared Diamond lol, it will be  while before I want to hear from him. I used to love his books but he got Easter Island wrong! Never did field studies, published a book on the subject! pffft!
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So it looks like, Vanuatu, you are in cahoot with Katasonov and have some data to support his opinion on almost everything in the US Smile

I won't be surprised if this guy called Vostok whom you quoted is Kasatonov himself: Vostok means East in Russian

Although this website is hosted in the US, God only knows who are the real owners and what real ethnicity they have Wink


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Originally posted by Novosedoff Novosedoff wrote:

So it looks like, Vanuatu, you are in cahoot with Katasonov and have some data to support his opinion on almost everything in the US Smile

I won't be surprised if this guy called Vostok whom you quoted is Kasatonov himself: Vostok means East in Russian

Although this website is hosted in the US, God only knows who are the real owners and what real ethnicity they have Wink
I guess I'm in cahoots with Katasonov! lol

It's not lost on me that Russians tend to know a great deal about Americans, maybe more than the US citizenry in some respects. 

Vostok; it would never occur to me that it could mean more than a surname. There was another Russian scientist, Igor...Ivan...something- he wrote about Armand Hammer a communist and US entrepreneur of the famous baking soda brand "Arm & Hammer"

I wonder if you know who this person was?
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Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:


It's not lost on me that Russians tend to know a great deal about Americans, maybe more than the US citizenry in some respects. 

Vostok; it would never occur to me that it could mean more than a surname.


You may have heard this word Vostok because that was the name of Russian spaceship with Yuri Gagarin aboard, the first Russian astronaut known to orbit the earth and return alive  

Originally posted by Vanuatu Vanuatu wrote:

There was another Russian scientist, Igor...Ivan...something- he wrote about Armand Hammer a communist and US entrepreneur of the famous baking soda brand "Arm & Hammer"

I wonder if you know who this person was?

I've heard of Armand Hammer, but frankly I belong to that generation of Russians who did not have classes of communism at school. Besides I am anarchist by my political views, not communist. So I am not so much familiar with the history of communism or its heros Smile I've checked what Russian wiki article says about A. Hammer, and it gives no mention of references of Igor...Ivan's writings about him, so I don't know who the person was to help you. 
Btw Russian article about Hammer seems very clear about Hammer's links to Soviet KGB, which I didn't know too. But I've seen actor Armie Hammer in the movies  


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As a kid, I went to an exhibition of Armand Hammer's collection at the Denver Art Museum.  Hammer was an entrepreneur, and friendly with the Soviet Union (which I guess was key for his assembly of the collection0.)  Maybe he was "friendly" to the KGB, he definitely was a power player.  I doubt as an entrepeneur he was a doctrinaire communist. 
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Hi Novosedoff

Being 50 per cent British by birth and education although no longer resident there I would explain that the Monarch in Britain reigns as Head of State until he or she desires to abdicate, or dies. The position is purely hereditary and the Monarch wields little political power.

I suspect that the desire of Boris Johnson to exit the EU "at all costs" results from plans not yet openly stated by the EU. The most prestigious EU award today is the Coudenhove-Kalergi Europe Prize. The Graf wrote in his 1925 book "Praktischer Idealismus", the pan-European manifesto followed nowadays by the modern EU:
(i) that neither the UK nor Russia (i.e. the Soviet Union as was) could be part of a United Europe and
(ii) the stated vision is to create a Eurasian-negroid race, outwardly similar to the Ancient Egyptians "to replace the diversity of peoples in a variety of personalities".

This is to be achieved by allowing unlimited immigration and settlement in the EU, particularly from Africa. Recent European events indicating sympathy for the idea accelerated the need of the British Government for a desperately fast departure from the EU (in my opinion as I see it.)
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I mean, your confession came very surprising to me as it has no relation to the topic of this thread. Nonetheless, taking it as invitation for discussion, I have to admit that I have read something about Brexit (some publicly available analytical reports in Russian) in order to challenge your concerns about African involvement in Brexit. Undoubtedly, Africans ain't the main reason for Brexit. There used to be a guy on this forum who seemed to be unnaturally concerned about the same issue of African discrimination (I hope, you ain't one of his reincarnations), he's disappeared, I dunno why. 

Africa is very likely to become the next battlefield of the world's leading nations, including EU, Britain, the US, China, Arab muslim countries and even Russia, and the competition for that part of the world market is increasing. Surely the conditions of the final divorce between Britain and EU have not been disclosed yet, but I doubt that British would have their foreign policy in Africa aligned with the EU.

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Hi Novosedoff

Being 50 per cent British by birth and education although no longer resident there I would explain that the Monarch in Britain reigns as Head of State until he or she desires to abdicate, or dies. The position is purely hereditary and the Monarch wields little political power.

I suspect that the desire of Boris Johnson to exit the EU "at all costs" results from plans not yet openly stated by the EU. The most prestigious EU award today is the Coudenhove-Kalergi Europe Prize. The Graf wrote in his 1925 book "Praktischer Idealismus", the pan-European manifesto followed nowadays by the modern EU:
(i) that neither the UK nor Russia (i.e. the Soviet Union as was) could be part of a United Europe and
(ii) the stated vision is to create a Eurasian-negroid race, outwardly similar to the Ancient Egyptians "to replace the diversity of peoples in a variety of personalities".

This is to be achieved by allowing unlimited immigration and settlement in the EU, particularly from Africa. Recent European events indicating sympathy for the idea accelerated the need of the British Government for a desperately fast departure from the EU (in my opinion as I see it.)


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Boris Johnson is following the mandate given by a vote.  I don't see it as "a desire" of his, nor do I see it "at all costs."  It is a question of whether Great Britain follows a vote or follows the rich, established and well connected.

We have a tradition here at World Historia, Vanuatu puts up links, and I never can get them to work, or at least not without getting into my browser and manually typing them in.  So, I gotta wonder what a million lawyers is.  Does that mean a million law degrees?  Well you can be a member of the bar without having a law degrees, and you can a have a law degree without being a member of the bar.  Politicians sometimes have a law degree.  One _practicing_ lawyer per 320 people?  Well, 70% of that have practices, so multiply by ten, divide by seven, 3200/7=one lawyer per 457 or something like.  But not all lawyers go to court, contracts, lobbying, consumer advocacy, protect the spotted owl....  In the US, we live in a fairly litigious society.  After all, what other great country is there where you can spill a cup of coffee on yourself, a be awarded millions of dollars because they didn't warn you it was hot?  Now I don't know if that lawsuit collected, it was probably reduced on appeal, and that is a whole new legal team.  I am not saying that is a good thing.  Some people believe you can legislate everything, including goodness.  People supposedly don't have to be moral, the institutions will do it for them.

There is some question about whether the world should have been made safe for democracy or whether democracy should have been made safe for the world.  But, as Churchill said it (supposedly?) "democracy is the worst form of government except all others."  Americans air their dirty laundry in public, don't confuse a loud, boisterous outburst as a sign of deep social problems, or at least not deep by other society's standards.  In America, the squeaky wheel gets greased, as opposed to say, the Japanese attitude of the nail that sticks up gets pounded down.

"charges related to drug use."  What does that mean?  "related" is a waffle word if I ever saw one.  "He was convicted of a drive-by shooting on a rival gang, that killed a 8 year old girl."  Oh, but it was related to drug use....  There is a philosophical principle that if you vague it up enough, you can make anything "true."  Recreational drugs are not a good thing.  It is better if people don't get involved in them, the question that should be at the forefront is should pass a law for everything, or does that negate people's sense of free will, and individual responsibility.

The Graf what?  Does he have a name?  


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Graf Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi.

Boris Johnson is the third consecutive Conservative Party Prime Minister to "follow the mandate" given by a referendum in 2016 as claimed confirmed by the parliamentary election of 2019. You may not see things in Britain quite so clearly from where you are, but the promise he has made is to get Britain out of Europe at all costs "deal or no deal". That phrase alone says everything. His rhetoric was still being directed at this single aim at a time he should have been concentrating on preparing the country to deal with the epidemic which has now overwhelmed it and left 40,000 dead.
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"deal or no deal" does not mean "at all costs."  It means that 'we are going to do this, and so if you think you can stop it by preventing a deal, you have another thing coming.'  If the last election had gone badly for the Conservatives, Great Britain may have gone back on "following the mandate," but it did not.

I don't think the average individual pushing for UK withdrawal from EU knows that much about the Graf (I see why you only used his title, his name is a mouthful.)

Having a legal system based in common law, we have more in common with Great Britain than anyone else, we share a common language (sometimes), having had our own "revolution," the USA may have sympathy and some idea of what is going on for UK.  But, you would be right if you said that America was a little miopic concerning what happens beyond her borders.

When I worked retail, and I took a credit card, checking the name, I might say, "'Phillips,' do you know so-and-so Phillips?"  Almost always they would say no, and I would say, "well if you go back far enough, of course, we are all related."  "Related" can mean just about anything you want it to mean.  It is like a lawyer defining "is."
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Originally posted by Ivinheim Ivinheim wrote:


Graf Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi.

Boris Johnson is the third consecutive Conservative Party Prime Minister to "follow the mandate" given by a referendum in 2016 as claimed confirmed by the parliamentary election of 2019. You may not see things in Britain quite so clearly from where you are, but the promise he has made is to get Britain out of Europe at all costs "deal or no deal". That phrase alone says everything. His rhetoric was still being directed at this single aim at a time he should have been concentrating on preparing the country to deal with the epidemic which has now overwhelmed it and left 40,000 dead.

Forgive me my curiosity, amigo(a), but I've noticed your profile record says that you are from Argentina.
On the other hand, you mentioned you are half-British. So I am just wondering which side you were on during Falklands war Smile If you don't mind me asking
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I've heard of Armand Hammer, but frankly I belong to that generation of Russians who did not have classes of communism at school. Besides I am anarchist by my political views, not communist. So I am not so much familiar with the history of communism or its heros Smile I've checked what Russian wiki article says about A. Hammer, and it gives no mention of references of Igor...Ivan's writings about him, so I don't know who the person was to help you. 
Btw Russian article about Hammer seems very clear about Hammer's links to Soviet KGB, which I didn't know too. But I've seen actor Armie Hammer in the movies  
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Originally posted by franciscosan franciscosan wrote:

As a kid, I went to an exhibition of Armand Hammer's collection at the Denver Art Museum.  Hammer was an entrepreneur, and friendly with the Soviet Union (which I guess was key for his assembly of the collection0.)  Maybe he was "friendly" to the KGB, he definitely was a power player.  I doubt as an entrepeneur he was a doctrinaire communist. 
I found a video on C-span, no youtube -
by one of Hammer's biographers. He claimed that Hammer's involvement in Russia began when he accidentally killed a woman while performing an abortion, he was only a medical student at the time. His father Julian, took the blame for his son and spent a few years in prison while Armand went to Russia to continue his father's work with Occidental Oil and apparently KGB associations.

It seems his greatest desire was to win the Nobel Peace Prize and he made the short list! 
Beaten by Dali Lama.


But a man with close ties to Hammer confides that, over the years, “there’s an enormous number of people who’ve nominated him, and we’re talking about serious people. Carter, Begin, Teddy Kennedy. He was neck-and-neck with the (International) Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War in 1985, but it went to them instead.”WITH RICH DETAIL drawn from voluminous records and diaries, his book fleshes out the familiar broad outlines of his life. His father, Julius, was brought by Jewish parents to this country from Odessa in the late 1800s, became a physician and pharmacist and helped start the American Communist Party. He named Armand for the lover in a play by Alexandre Dumas fils “or so he said,” Hammer recalls. “It is fairly obvious that he must also have had in mind the symbol of the Socialist Labor Party--an arm and a hammer.”

Armand, raised on New York’s Lower East Side, became a millionaire by reviving his family’s pharmaceutical business while attending medical school at Columbia University. 

At 23, faced with a six-month wait to begin an internship, (Hmm?)

he decided to travel to the Soviet Union to help victims of a typhus epidemic and to collect $150,000 owed the family business for material shipped there. It was an unlikely mix of humanitarian and business motives of the sort that has characterized his life ever since.

He stayed for nine years and became a trader, bringing much-needed grain to the Soviet Union in exchange for Soviet goods. That brought him to the attention of Lenin, and Hammer--who skeptics still insist was being used by the new Communist leaders--was subsequently set up in various businesses, including the ownership of the Soviet Union’s only pencil factory.



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Originally posted by Novosedoff Novosedoff wrote:

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Graf Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi.

Boris Johnson is the third consecutive Conservative Party Prime Minister to "follow the mandate" given by a referendum in 2016 as claimed confirmed by the parliamentary election of 2019. You may not see things in Britain quite so clearly from where you are, but the promise he has made is to get Britain out of Europe at all costs "deal or no deal". That phrase alone says everything. His rhetoric was still being directed at this single aim at a time he should have been concentrating on preparing the country to deal with the epidemic which has now overwhelmed it and left 40,000 dead.

Were you preparing yourself for the Plandemic that you din't know was coming? lol
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Katasonov seems to have distorted statistics shared in his books occasionally. I've come across a page that claims that the finance sector contributed 20% to the GDP. In fact, it never did. Both finance and insurance contributed less than 10% (about 8% as a matter of fact) to the GDP of the US, France, Japan etc. Britain seems to have had the maximum of 14% in its GDP. Although in some (unknown) countries the contribution of finance sector to the GDP  could have been more significant..

But the claim that the share of finance sector had reached 40% in total business profits (incl. Non-finance sector) seems correct


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