Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Comment trail:

@ Bob's: About Pragmatism and humanitarian intervention


@ Mick's: The Complicity of Women


@ The Spine: Obama's Seder

@ The Spine: Le Roi soleil


@ Buj the Arab: Don’t lecture UAE on women, Israel told

Not so fast, says I:

"Human Development Report 2009"

http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2009/

Human Development Indicators

http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2009_EN_Indicators.pdf

Table J p. 181:

Under: Gender-related Development Index (first column):

27. Israel Rank: 26

Female:

Life expectancy: 82.7

Rate enrollment in education: 92.1

Estimated income: 20,599

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35. United Arab Emirates Rank: 38

Female:

Life expectancy: 78.7

Rate enrollment in education: 78.7

Estimated income: 18,361


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It's not about who is better. It's about truth, facts and records. How lies can be cited, recited and taken at face value without the slightest urge to check up on sources.




4 Comments:

At 1:01 AM EDT, Blogger Birdalone said...

Have we met at Obama's seder, the one with the visible lion?

 
At 6:15 PM EDT, Anonymous TNC said...

Hi there,

I just got back from two weeks in India and we had a 12+ hour layover in Dubai which is where a cousin of my wife's has been working for over a decade.

He picked us up from the airport, took us home for lunch and drove us around for a short tour. We had an enjoyable time, mostly due to his hospitality.

In one of our conversations on his life in Dubai as a guest-worker/non-citizen, I asked what percentage of people in Dubai (which has a population of 1.1 mil) are citizens and what percentage are guest-workers, he told me 25-75. I was floored. I realized there was a high percentage of guest-workers, but I had no idea it was three-quarters of the population!

I wonder if these folks are included in the statistics or if the statistics only include citizens?

 
At 6:40 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

Hi TNR. Good to see you. I hope all is well.

I posed you question at Buj's blogpost. Let's see if anyone out there would dare to pick it up:)

 
At 9:20 PM EDT, Blogger The Contentious Centrist said...

To Birdalone: the answer is yes.

 

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