Sunday, March 11, 2012

Afghanistan: Have We Got A Rug For You

Men are fundamental and women are secondary, or so says the Ulema Council of 150 leading Afghani Muslim clerics. The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, agrees.

The Infant Mortality Rate is a universally recognized indicator of the overall health of a society. For instance, in societies with a 23.1% IMR you don’t see many career or lifestyle choices for women. When you get to the IMR for Afghanistan, well, follow the photo link  below.

The Infant Mortality Rate in Deaths per Thousand

Canada Overall                   5.1
Canada Inuit                      23.1

Ten Years of Western Involvement in Afghanistan

        2001       147.0
        2011       149.0

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Cover pic is in the public domain courtesy of davric

The Canadian IMFs are from a report by Janet Smylie: A Review of Aboriginal IMRs in Canada

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