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Nice bit of political propoganda. Impressive visual result, but the underlying methodology is terrible :)

Mon 24 Jul 2006 at 11:14 PM
Chia

I'd agree. Powerful message, but inherently wrong. If you base something on bad data ... well, garbage-in -> garbage out. It's one thing to "back" a ceasefire publically, it's another to refuse to help a terrorist group, even privately. And where's Hezbollah's flag?

Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 2:08 AM
Trogdor

Such a simplistic and naieve idea just goes to show that the deluded are in the vast majority.

"I support me immidiately getting rich" Doesn't mean 1) it can happen 2) that it's a good idea and 3) that it is even possible.

Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 7:40 AM
Ian

excellent design. one more day when i'm ashamed to br british.

Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 7:49 AM

Looks great. How about some more that show: Democracies/Non-democracies
Countries that support human rights/those that destroy human rights
Those that advocate the destruction of Israel/Those that support the right of a nation to protect its citizens

Also, I couldn;t make out all the flags. Are North Korea, China, Sudan, Iran, and Liberia supporting a cease-fire?

Get real.

Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 9:04 AM
Don

Retitle it, "are you an uncivilized culture?"

Third world countries are third world countries because they are uncivilized cultures. The only nations on the right oddly enough are the most evolved on the planet - the most respectful of their citizens freedom.

If the nations on the right practiced the policies of those on the left, those on the left would have ceased to exist long ago.

Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 10:56 AM
Jake Lockley

All the rest of Europe is there on the left, same goes for Australia, Japan, Canada and many other uncivilized "third world countries"...

I kind of missed the instant when Israel became one of the most evolved nations, oh bugger.

Being a little U.S. centered aren't we, hmm?

While talking about freedom, let's bow before the patriot act a bit. Let's talk about banned books. Let's talk about marital laws and pro-choice being a big issue. Let's wonder why the greatest nation in the world is run by people barely less than a third of the population voted for.

You can actually leave your door unlocked in many of the third world countries.

Wed 26 Jul 2006 at 10:32 AM
oh please

By reversing the order of the groups and changing the text to "From an American point of view, who is civilised?", this graph could also be used to show how many Americans have a shocking lack of knowledge about the world outside their own country.

Wed 26 Jul 2006 at 8:11 PM
i1277

There are no banned books in the United States. Maybe you are thinking of Canada?

Thu 27 Jul 2006 at 10:34 PM
geewillygorsh

Could someone explain to me how this is "based on bad data"? US, Britain, and Israel are the only nation-states in opposition to an immediate ceasefire. Ask the UN.

I can't believe the lack of information on this message board.

Fri 28 Jul 2006 at 6:24 AM
luthien

(comment deleted as irrelevant to the information graphic)

Sun 30 Jul 2006 at 6:16 AM
theircryingeyes

Nice and striking. Though I think it's more a cover than a informational chart.
But crazy, how a lot of people get's overwhelmed with emotion (and that's maybe not because of the people dying right now but because of this impeachment)

Wed 02 Aug 2006 at 4:28 AM

pretty shocked by some of the ridiculous comments here.

I wish none of you ever find yourselves in a palce where YOU pray for a ceasefire. No one has the *right* to take another's life. Eye for an eye just leads to blindness and death.

Mon 07 Aug 2006 at 7:18 AM

"Immediate" ceasefire ?
You want an immediate ceasefire? Why don't you ask Hamas to stop the firing of mortors and rockets into it's neighbor's backyard.
How about asking Hamas to honor any one of the previous cease fires.
You moan about civilian casualties. How about asking Hamas to move it's headquaters, armories and launch sites from civilian locations.
You want an end to this constant warfare? How about asking Hamas to spend more on it's infrastructure than it does on arms?
To Hamas, the casualites of the civilian population are nothing more than an public relations opportunity. Until that changes, nothing will change.

Wed 31 Dec 2008 at 10:17 AM
Mike
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