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No, on the occasion in question Putin did not say that traitors would be killed. The quote in your question comes from a March 5, 2018 broadcast of BBC Newsnight. It is a concatenation of three soundbites from a three-minute statement in which Putin says that Russia no longer kills traitors. The soundbites come from the last paragraph of his statement in ...


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Page 41 of the referenced study/document does claim that, per its projections/algorithms, Sweden's HDI will drop, from 0.949 to 0.906 (e.g. to 45th place). 45th place is relatively low-ish (for comparison, currently Portugal is in about 45th place) but not "third world" ... the absolute HDI is still above 0.9 ... part of the reason why it's projected to be ...


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Short answer This is a very subjective way of classifying UNESCO resolutions. No resolution is officially against any country and the count of '46' is pretty dishonest as it considers resolutions and decisions of very different nature, and with more or less links to the state of Israel. Meanwhile, Unesco has often criticized other countries' cultural ...


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The Independent has video excerpt where Putin is speaking (in Russian). There is an english translation overlaid in the audio that matches (almost) word for word. I do not speak Russian so I cannot say anything as to the correctness of the translation, but other outlets (also Newsweek) state pretty much the same thing. From the Newsweek source: It’s an ...


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The Media Matters link you provide actually speaks to the Agenda 21 document. The other links are notable in that they don't make any refutable claims about the Agenda 21 plan itself, they just take "Agenda 21" as a jumping-off point for their contentions that conspiracies exist. The Agenda 21 document contains the word "population" 11 times, none of which ...


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Researching this quote has led me down the predictable spiral of conspiracy theory bloggers. They generally don't cite their sources, and when they do their sources are either just more conspiracy theorists or complete fabrications. This conspiracy theorist blogger sources the quote to the 1946 issue of Psychiatry. That issue is mirrored here, in a format ...


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The source of the text of the above letter originates from a facebook posting by a Shia advocacy organization, which went viral from there. The text in the letter in itself does not appear in any UN archive or documents but this UN report does quote few of the sayings attributed to Ali the fourth caliph of Islam. But nothing claiming he was "fairest" ...


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Within a huge global organisation as the WHO, there is a lot of lobbying between groups promoting evidence based medicine and promoters of traditionally and complementary treatments, as described here. The book Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh devotes a lot of attention to the WHO's policy This list of ...


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UNWatch have their facts straight, but their interpretation can be debated. The number 46 seems correct. But whether the decisions are "against Israel", and whether this indicates an anti-Israeli bias is a matter of opinion. Did UNESCO pass 46 resolutions regarding Israel in 2009-2014? I'll ignore, in this section, the question whether these resolutions ...


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According to the Haitan Times article quoted in the question, no they did not - unless you take a very loose definition of "UN-backed". The article you quote recounts the events as described by local civilians and says: But on campus grounds, Haitian police proceeded to punish the bystanders caught up in the violence. First, they shot and killed Fongene, ...


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Short answer: No the accuracy of past forecasts is mixed with no clear variant being usually better The most recent detailed analysis of how good the various projections have been was published in 2000: Beyond Six Billion: Forecasting the world's Population . This table summarises the accuracy of past forecasts for population in the year 2000: They ...


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It's not a quote, but a liberal interpretation of Chisolm's Essay: The Reestablishment of Peacetime Society: The Role of Psychology. Chisolm is arguing, on the heels of World War 2, future wars must be avoided at all costs. The only viable option is a world government. He says, what prevents peace from occurring, is an insufficient number of mature adults at ...


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Per the international days currently observed by the United Nations listed here, World Student Day is not yet observed by UN as an International Day. The resolution establishing each international day is also listed in parenthesis in the International Day list. New international days are established regularly by The United Nations an international ...


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The simple answer to this question is yes. But the debate has been significantly obscured because the majority of contributors to it have chosen what appear to be poor ways of testing the claim with actual data (which is not, in principle, hard as the key data from models and observations are accessible). Climate skeptics have used time series plots to ...


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Speisa is a right wing propaganda outlet and has other articles denying climate change. [http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.521/professor-global-warming-the-biggest-fraud-in-history.html] Here is the report they are referencing: http://ww.rrojasdatabank.info/HDRP_2010_40.pdf No. It did not conclude that Sweden would be a third world country ...


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Here's a table on the error in the UN's population rate forecasting from 1950-1970, from a paper published in 1981 - The Limits of Population Forecasting What the author of the paper is doing is comparing the UN population projections for 1100 different regions to their actual population increases starting from the "jumping-off year". This table represents ...


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