Post by Ross Post by Quinn C Post by Tony Cooper
On Mon, 15 May 2017 14:24:43 -0400, Quinn C
Post by Quinn C Post by Peter T. Daniels
The most popular names for newborns in 2016 were just announced --
Noah and Emma.
Quiz: in which country are the most popular names for baby girls
Angel and Princess (2014)?
(And I didn't need a spellchecker to write that country name
correctly, as opposed to the page ...)
If you kill one person, you go to jail; if you kill 20, you go
to an institution for the insane; if you kill 20,000, you get
political asylum. -- Reed Brody, special counsel
for prosecutions at Human Rights Watch
Damn! Philippines is what I was going to guess. (They seem to have
a weakness for the cutesy-kitschy-twee. They're also big on beauty
contests.) What would I have won?
Odd Philippines: A couple of months ago, I read a news feature
which happened to claim, among other observations, that
most households had their own karaoke machine.
I also recall reading that, historically, the Philippines had a very
high murder rate, as a side effect of a huge amount of violence
in settling disputes. As I attempt to fact-check that: I see that
in the Philippines, (Wikip)
Article 248 of the Revised Penal Code defines murder as killing
someone other than a family member with any of the following six
Other than a family member? - It does not say more about that.
The listed "six circumstances" generally rule out common disputes; and
Murder is punishable by reclusión perpetua (20 to 40 years'
incarceration). Without any of these six aggravating
circumstances, a killing is instead homicide punishable by
So, I'm guessing that they do have a high rate for murder+
homicide + offing-a-family-member.