# News CIA releases 2005 World Factbook

The 2005 edition of the CIA World Factbook has recently been released.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/

#### Art

Thanks for the information Big Papa.. It's interesting. I believe Stephen King sets a lot of his horror stories around Maine so when you mentioned it was a former penal colony and home for the insane I wondered if that was where he got his inspiration from.

#### Big Papa

actually it's funny you mentioned mr.King. The president of Maccomber FArr and Whitten Insurance on One Market place in Downtown Augusta was college roomates with King. In fact His name is John Finnagan. King used his name in the book the Stand. He made him out to be a hydro plant engineer I think. It was something like that. He can get away with that because John Finnagan doesn't know anything about that stuff. He and his twin brother who is he head of the Maine Stae housing Authority play in a band called HillBrook. ( They got the name from passinga senior citizens home somewhere when debating the name of the band.) They are always booked up straight thru the Summer. So like King they both play musical instruments. King was always a writer but I won't tell you what type of stuff he wrote to help pay his way in College!

#### loseyourname

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Big Papa said:
Who cares if my spelling is bad? That doesn't mean what I type isn't true. What are you some sort of Jerk who has to think if someone mispells they aren't telling the truth?
Come on, it was funny. I made no evaluation of the truth of your claims. Still, his name is Noam, not Norm. If you lightened up for half a second, I'm sure you'd find that funny.

#### GENIERE

Following Big Papa's logic, Australia must have an insane number of mental institutions, although...

Maine’s continuing leftward drift makes me sense a correlation with socialism. I wonder what the per capita number of asylums in France, Germany, and Sweden is as compared to… Texas? Perhaps the number of psychoanalysts would be a better indicator? Is depression a liberal thing or does it also occur in the normal individual? Can we replace polling data with inkblot tests?

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The universal acceptance of the CIA World Factbook as reliable

Big Papa said:
Radio Free Maine is the placeto find the most informed stuff over the CIA. The CIA gets it's stuff in bulk. People like Norm Chomski get people from all around the world to send pacific newspaper articles and then he tell s the truth.
The World Factbook is not same thing as the CIA. The World Factbook is in competition with neither Radio Free Maine nor Noam Chomsky. The World Factbook is well-known as a source of raw data used by countless American leftwing political activists including communist professors and communist grad students of sociology and anthropology. If you ask Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, they will undoubtedly both affirm that they study the World Factbook, trust it, and use it as a source for figures in their analyses.

Did you know that The Northern Virginia Green Party recommends that people use the Cia World Factbook as a reference?
http://novagreens.org/resources.html

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The Montgomery County Green Party also uses it as a source for data:
http://www.zounds.net/greens/MCGreens_Iraq.html [Broken]

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All other data (except where noted) from the CIA World Factbook.
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#### Pengwuino

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How does a little fact book with population numbers and land area become a political spin tool lol. Guess ill have to look at it a lil more

#### Pengwuino

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GENIERE said:
Is depression a liberal thing or does it also occur in the normal individual?
We republicans call it not having enough firearms! Some, more serious cases of depression however, are called being a pansy. :rofl: :rofl:

#### Pengwuino

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Big Papa said:
Radio Free Maine is the placeto find the most informed stuff over the CIA. The CIA gets it's stuff in bulk. People like Norm Chomski get people from all around the world to send pacific newspaper articles and then he tell s the truth.
Just to make a note, you assume the CIA lies and assume this Chomski individual tells the truth. Saying he gets his information from specific newspaper articles from unevaluated sources does not mean hes telling the truth.

#### Art

Big Papa I read the Stand years ago and thought the first 3/4 of the book was excellent. The last quarter was disappointing. It was almost as if King was rushing it to meet a deadline. With regard to comments following your earlier post I believe the compulsion to correct people on irrelevant points of fact, grammar or spelling is a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? I think I spelled it correctly

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#### Art

GENIERE said:
Following Big Papa's logic, Australia must have an insane number of mental institutions, although....
1 in 5 people in Australia 18 years or older meet a criteria for a mental disorder

GENIERE said:
Maine’s continuing leftward drift makes me sense a correlation with socialism. I wonder what the per capita number of asylums in France, Germany, and Sweden is as compared to… Texas? Perhaps the number of psychoanalysts would be a better indicator? Is depression a liberal thing or does it also occur in the normal individual? Can we replace polling data with inkblot tests?
I'm not sure that a comparison of per capita / asylums would be valid because according to this report linked below a lot of the insane in Texas are incarcerated in the penal system rather than treated in asylums. http://www.mhatexas.org/FullHoggReport [Broken]
As for depression in liberals, I believe there is a direct correlation between the election of a Republican government and the incidence of depression in liberals. Further research will probably show a corresponding inverse relationship for Republicans when a Democrat sits in the Whitehouse.

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#### Pengwuino

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Art said:
As for depression in liberals, I believe there is a direct correlation between the election of a Republican government and the incidence of depression in liberals.
Thats sadly funny because i know too many liberals that are depressed. Half of me wants to laugh at them, the other half wants to know how pathetic is their life if what has the most bearing on their emotions is a president a few thousand miles away in washington.

#### Art

The World Factbook is not same thing as the CIA. The World Factbook is in competition with neither Radio Free Maine nor Noam Chomsky. The World Factbook is well-known as a source of raw data used by countless American leftwing political activists including communist professors and communist grad students of sociology and anthropology. If you ask Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, they will undoubtedly both affirm that they study the World Factbook, trust it, and use it as a source for figures in their analyses.

Did you know that The Northern Virginia Green Party recommends that people use the Cia World Factbook as a reference?
http://novagreens.org/resources.html--
I'd be careful using it if studying for a geography test. On the GDP ranking table the list is compiled supposedly by country but no'.s 3 and 5 Guernsey and Jersey are only small islands owned by England and no. 89 is a country called World.

#### Art

Pengwuino said:
Thats sadly funny because i know too many liberals that are depressed. Half of me wants to laugh at them, the other half wants to know how pathetic is their life if what has the most bearing on their emotions is a president a few thousand miles away in washington.
Penqwuino it was meant to be a satirical comment

#### GENIERE

Art said:
Australia is perplexing. The Liberal Party and the Labor party combine forces to elect the conservative John Howard. The real liberals, the Green Party acquired their skin color and sour disposition by sucking on eucalyptus leaves, a known antidepressent.

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#### Pengwuino

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Art said:
I'd be careful using it if studying for a geography test. On the GDP ranking table the list is compiled supposedly by country but no'.s 3 and 5 Guernsey and Jersey are only small islands owned by England and no. 89 is a country called World.

Ah yes, World... a beautiful country with great tourist attractions and many magnificant beaches.