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The world population is estimated to be 7.4 billion source. 4% of that is 296 million. The population of Europe is 740 million source, North America - 565 million source, South America - 410 million source for a total of 1.715 billion people. I assume "white" means someone who is predominately of European decent, which includes hispanics. Assuming Europe ...


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According to the Nizkor Project, the numbers are real, but wrong, as they under-estimate the Jewish population before the Holocaust, and overestimate it after the Holocaust - not on purpose, but because no other numbers were available: [...] all figures before 1949 were from 1938 estimates. Since the year of etimate is given at the top of the chart it is ...


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Steemit.com vastly overstates the reliance of Intelligence sources on deagel.com, to the point of outright lying. Deagel.com is not a reliable source of information and has a history of making doom-and-gloom predictions regarding population numbers and GDP levels, dating back at least as far as April 2009. In addition, their "model" assumes an economic ...


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Yes, this is correct. The official results of the 2015 Qatari census clearly show that out of a total population of 2,404,776, 1,442,882 live in "labour camps". The numbers solve to a labour camp percentage of 60%. A screenshot of the relevant page in the PDF: The original claim may be misleading, as the term "labour camp" is ambiguous. Here it is not ...


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In order to determine if a statement is true (or rather, not false), we should use the most generous definitions we can. In this case, "white women" is the term in question. To demonstrate "4% of the world is white women" without context is false, we must show no reasonable definition of the sentence is true. We do have some context; the flags on the ...


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This claim stems from theoretical physicist and urban theorist Geoffrey West, portrayed in this NYT article. The paper is called Growth, innovation, scaling, and the pace of life in cities (PNAS 2007, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0610172104) and available online. The indicators are listed in table 1 and clarified in the supporting information (extracts below). It ...


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Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2011 Department of Homeland Security: The unauthorized immigrant population is the remainder or “residual” after the legally resident foreign-born population - legal permanent residents (LPRs), naturalized citizens, asylees, refugees, and ...


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According to LEGO, in 2003 they had hit the 4,000,000,000 minifigures-produced mark. They were introduced in 1978, and they've added thousands of variations over the years. Given that LEGO has produced >560,000,000,000 total items (or about 80 LEGO bricks/objects per human currently living), it seems highly reasonable to believe that they may hit ~8,000,000,...


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The answer to whether 107 billion people have ever lived is Yes, according to one experienced Senior Demographer (with more than 40 years experience in his field) who works, and writes for the Population Reference Bureau named Carl Haub. He published a, by his own admission semi-scientific, paper in 2011 entitled How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth? ...


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The United States Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports that there are 272,480,899 vehicles that are registered for for highway use as of 2017. An additional 63,759 mass transit buses are also registered. Given a population estimate of 327,167,434 as of July 1, 2018 of which 22.4% are below the age of 18, that gives ...


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This question is difficult to answer, partly because different nations record demographic data at different times and in different ways, and partly because some don't even bother. France for one doesn't record its citizens ethnicity, so we don't know how many French citizens are ethnically French. There are estimates of course, so we can know roughly, but ...


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At the time of this Lego Fun Facts PDF from 2009, there were at least 4 billion minifigs that had been produced. They sell 3.9 minifigs/second which is 122,990,400 per year. (3.9/second * 60 seconds* 60 mintues * 24 hours * 365 days in a year) So there were 4 billion in 2009 + 1,229,904,000 (10 years * 122,990,400 figs/year) = 5,229,904,000. According to ...


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Yes, this is true in some west Baltimore neighborhoods. For example, in the Druid Heights neighborhood, there are few older men. Only 35 out of 1570 (2.2%) are men over the age of 64. Yet 195 (12.4%) are women over 64. (See page 2 here). (The age data is not broken down by race, but 1520 of 1570 (97%) were black) For comparison, in the 2010 census, 5.6% ...


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A study by Fish et al (2010) concludes: Relying on cross-national analysis, the authors find no evidence of a correlation between the proportion of a country’s population that is made up of Muslims and deaths in episodes of large-scale political violence in the postwar period. Caveats: Data is from 1946-2007, so is comprehensive, but over 10 years ...


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The observation that the population of the cities in any given country is inversely proportional to their rank was made, long before Zipf, by the physicist Felix Auerbach in his article “Das Gesetz der Bevölkerungskonzentration”, Petermanns Mitteilungen 59, 1913, pp. 74-76. Here Auerbach compiled lists of the largest cites in Germany, France, Italy, Britain, ...


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Bricker and Ibbitson claimed (in a Guardian article): "But a growing body of opinion believes the UN is wrong. We will not reach 11 billion by 2100. Instead, the human population will top out at somewhere between 8 and 9 billion around the middle of the century, and then begin to decline." I assume that is the claim you are talking about. We don't know what ...


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It is impossible to be certain about the future, so "Will the global population decline after the middle of the century?" does not have a definitive answer The UN World Population Prospects acknowledge this when showing the following graph. For example, if their current central case overestimates fertility by half a child per woman, then your quotation is ...


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Not according to the US government definition of "white". White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. American Indian or Alaska Native – A person having origins in any of the original ...


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