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6 November 2011, 9 Cheshvan 5772
1. Australia and Norway and other Israelite Nations Lead the World in Human Development!
Not quite Norway, but still a great place to call home  by Peter Martin.
2. USA: Report: California leads nation in anti-Semitism.
3. Ireland:  An Old Online Book of Historical Curiosity, Interest,  and Some Value.
The Geographical Distribution of Irish Ability by D. J. O'DONOGHUE,  USA, 1908.

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1. Australia and Norway and other Israelite Nations Lead the World in Human Development!
Not quite Norway, but still a great place to call home  by
Peter Martin

November 3, 2011

AUSTRALIA is second best - almost but not quite the greatest place in which to live, according to the latest United Nations human development index. Norway pips us by a flared nostril. Australia scores 0.93 on a scale of 0 to 1, where 1 is the highest score possible. At 0.94, Norway's margin over Australia is close to invisible.

Not so for the poorest scorer in the UN's ranking of 187 nations. The Democratic Republic of the Congo gets a score of 0.29. The UN says the average length of schooling there is 3.5 years. Life expectancy is 49 years.

The human development index is made up of life expectancy, years of schooling and gross national income per capita. Australia scores spectacularly well on life expectancy with 82 years, second only to Japan, which has 83.

The only thing Norway has that we have much less of is income. At $US47,600 per head, Norway leaves Australia's $US34,400 per head in the shade. If it weren't for the income measure, Australia would be ranked the most developed country in the world. The UN gives Australia first place in its measure of ''non-income human development''.

A good many of the nations surveyed by the UN make more per head than Norway, but it finds them poor models of development. The citizens of Qatar earn $US107,700 per head, but stay in school an average of seven years. Even Singapore, where they earn $US52,600 per head, can boast only 10 years at school.

Many of the countries Australia are used to comparing ourselves with perform poorly. The US has a lower life expectancy. Britain has an average stay in school of nine years.

We are among the most satisfied citizens on earth, typically giving a figure of 7.5 when asked to rate our satisfaction with life on a scale of 0 to 10. Denmark, Canada and Norway are more satisfied, but in the US and Britain they are more miserable, with scores of 7.2 and 7.0.

The high-income residents of Qatar and Singapore would be happier here. Their satisfaction scores are 6.8 and 6.5.

Typically, though, happiness does follow income. The low-income nations of Burundi, Haiti and the Congo each have a satisfaction score of 3.8.

Australians are not a particularly equal society (Norway's income distribution puts us in the shade) and far from impressive when it comes to equality of the sexes. On gender equality Australia is the 18th-ranked nation in the world; Sweden is No. 1.

Pushing us down in the gender rating is our teenage fertility rate (16 in every 1000 teenage women gives birth, far more than most European nations but a good deal less than the US) and our placement of women in Parliament. The UN says 28 per cent of our parliamentary seats are occupied by women, a ranking well below Norway, with 40 per cent, and New Zealand, with 34 per cent.

The UN says the worst places in the world to live are in Africa. The bottom five are Chad, Mozambique, Burundi, Niger and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The five best places to live are Norway, Australia, the Netherlands, the US and New Zealand.

2. USA: Report: California leads nation in anti-Semitism

Dana Bartholomew - DailyBreeze.com, October 4th, 2011

For the second year, California led the country in anti-Semitic incidents, with 297 reported to the Anti-Defamation League in 2010 ' an 8 percent increase over the year before, according to the league's latest annual report to be released today.

Across the nation, reported assaults, vandalism and harassment against Jews in 2010 edged up slightly from 1,211 to 1,239 incidents, according to the report.

That included 22 physical assaults and 900 cases of harassment or threats.

'America is still not immune to anti-Semitism and bigotry,' ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said in a statement. 'The good news is that we have continued to enjoy a period of relative calm.

'The bad news is that, for all our efforts to educate, to raise awareness and to legislate, anti-Jewish incidents remain a disturbing part of the American Jewish experience.'

The increase was the first since 2004, which saw a record 1,821 anti-Semitic events.

States with large Jewish populations fared the worst, with California followed by New York (205 incidents), New Jersey (130) and Florida (116).

In California, one of the most notorious incidents occurred in La Quinta, where high school students played 'beat the Jew.' Promoted through Facebook, the game involved a car full of 'Nazi' students chasing a student 'Jew' on foot.

Of the nearly 300 anti-Semitic incidents reported to the Anti-Defamation League, half occurred in Los Angeles, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

The 153 reported hate incidents in Southern California, however, was down from a record 182 in 2009, but double the 81 incidents reported in 2006.

'In a Jewish-friendly community in Los Angeles, these incidents are far too prevalent,' said Amanda Susskind, a Los Angeles-area director for the ADL.

'The use of the term 'dirty Jew' and similar slurs was pervasive.'

In Los Angeles, anti-Jewish hate crimes accounted for one out of five total hate crimes, according to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.

'It's becoming hip to hate,' said Susskind, head of the ADL Pacific Southwest Region, which works with local schools to promote racial and ethnic tolerance. 'Kids are becoming loose with these epithets and slurs.

'If you let these incidents ' go undetected, they will morph into the criminal hate crimes that we see increasing.

3. Ireland:  An Old Online Book of Historical Curiosity, Interest,  and Some Value.
The Geographical Distribution of Irish Ability
D. J. O'DONOGHUE,  USA, 1908,



The power of adaptability and assimilation  possessed by the Irish has always been a national characteristic. This book shows that they have done wonders in  military prowess ; that, considering the educational disabilities, they have contributed more than their proportion  to scientific investigation ; that in literature, they have  found a most natural and congenial calling, and that)  altogether, the "bright, little Isle" has more than justified its existence. It might be specially noted that political  reform everywhere owes much of its success to Ireland.

  It is also known that genius occurs  mostly in large families, and that criminals are also generally found to belong to families more than normal in size.  But the latter fact is capable of an easier explanation.  What is more remarkable still is that it is mostly the  eldest born or the latest born of a family who is the genius,  or, as the case may be, the imbecile, in other words, the  abnormality. Criminals are generally the first-born. For  other peculiarities of first-born children, Mr. Havelock  Ellis's book* [Ellis's Study of British Genius, p. 43, etc.  tpp. 119-120] already quoted, may be consulted.! Children  born of young parents (under 26) or elderly (over 41) are  mostly abnormal, that is to say, very able, or very good,  or the exact reverse. Late parentage is most favourable  for the production of genius. The mothers of exceptionally  clever people are rarely, if ever, young,  they are generally  nearer forty than thirty.

 One disease that frequently accompanies genius is gout, and  in such cases the facts show that high living, rarely associated with supreme ability, has had nothing to say to the  cause. It is quite probable that gout, as Mr. Ellis suggests,  is a real stimulus to intellectual energy and achievement.   Pursuing our investigation in another direction, it is  found that people of genius are generally above the middle  height and not infrequently tall. This is, I think, more  notable in writers and artists,  men of action are probably  of smaller build, as small people are physically superior to  tall. Some notable exceptions occur even among writers,  for, to take only Irish examples, Tom Moore, Samuel  Lover, Lady Morgan and Crofton Croker were quite diminutive. 

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