Why Tanning, Barbie and God Forbid Belgian Chocolate may Disappear in the Future?
JARAAD asks why ‘tanning, barbie’ and even ‘belgian chocolate’ could all disappear in the future. According to his statistics, the answer is because ‘white people will soon account for less than 5% of population growth’.
The post provides two maps comparing population growth in the developed and developing worlds, and asks why Europeans have less children even though they are among the wealthiest people in the world?
KABOBFEST gives a detailed and matter-of-fact analysis of food-scarcity in Gaza, and what it means for families and mothers like Randa forced to survive from day-to-day. He asks:
“With no or very little resources, how often can a mother buy a kilo of potatoes at $1.50? Or, a kilo of tomatoes, at $1.50, triple what it cost last summer. A kilo of rice now runs about $2.50. It was only $2 six months ago. A kilo of meat would cost at least $15 – a rare luxury that some families might be able to enjoy every four months or so.”
After the influential governor of Pakistan's punjab province (Salam Taseer) was shot by his own bodyguard MY TREASURE asks if there will be ‘any Christians left’ in Pakistan.
According to the post Mr. Taseer made headlines by appealing for the life of Asia Bibi, a Christian women sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad. In a tweet shortly before he died the governor wrote:
“I was under huge pressure 2 cow b4 rightist pressure on blasphemy. Refused. Even if I’m the last man standing.”
Rumors about bombs sent over SMS, BBM and Facebook wreak havoc in Egypt, while a billionaire offers LE 1 million to anyone with information about the act on the Copt Church in Alexandria on New Year's day.
TWOFORTYEIGHTAM goes to check out a soon-to-be-opened pet shop in Kuwait. The shop is on two floors, with aquariums, a pet grooming area, as well as displays for guinea pigs and rabbits. They even have room for a python or ‘pet snake’.