"Guernica" by Pablo Picasso on a flag of Ukraine
The ugly face of war. The colors of the flag of Ukraine combined with Pablo Picasso's monumental painting Guernica.

The painting "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso depicts the suffering caused by the violence and chaos of war.
Picasso painted Guernica in response to the 26 April 1937 bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country town in northern Spain which was bombed by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy at the request of the Spanish Nationalists.


Art: kk. Original Image: Pablo Picasso



angry earth
Hello World!

I am your spaceship. The captain:ess is speaking.

"You don't know me yet. I'm EARTH. I'm not an "it"; I'm not a disk and I'm not a sphere. I'm an entity in an unimginable large "place" you call the universe. I'm made of stuff, such as quarks and leptons, the funny building blocks of matter in this universe.

And, I'm the f...ing best (and only) place where people like you can exist.
Together we are traveling into the future.
Our orbital speed around the sun is approximately 110,000 km per hour and about 792,000 km/h on a circular trip around the center of the Milky Way.
The cosmic weather is sweet and the views are promising.
Enjoy your stay!"



 

At some point, the numbers exceed the grasp of the human mind.


Uvalde, Texas
22 dead - An 18-year-old fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers.

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Germany
2,569 dead - Number of road deaths in Germany in 2021. [DW]

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Ukraine
3,778 killed (civilian casualties) - (1,419 men, 929 women, 86 girls, and 97 boys, as well as 68 children and 1,179 adults whose sex is yet unknown) [OCHA]

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Brazil
666,319 total deaths - Brazil is the country with the second highest number of Covid-19 deaths. [JHU]

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USA
1,004,693 total deaths - The United States lost more than 1 million people to the Covid-19 pandemic. [JHU]

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As can be seen all too well now, there is no place for humanity, art, culture or science in a war. Essential things that move humanity forward on the way into the future. The civilized world had managed to live together on this planet for nearly 70 years without any major conflicts. A time in which science, art and culture could thrive. And we are now experiencing how frail and fragile peaceful coexistence can be.



Как сейчас хорошо видно, в войне нет места человечности, искусству, культуре или науке. Необходимые вещи, которые двигают человечество вперед в будущее. Цивилизованному миру удалось прожить вместе на этой планете почти 70 лет без крупных конфликтов. Время, в котором могли развиваться наука, искусство и культура. И сейчас мы на собственном опыте видим, насколько хрупким и непрочным может быть мирное сосуществование.

 

 


Quotes-Department


Tradition
Being offended by facts is a long human tradition.
Megan O'Keefe - Velocity Weapon

Time travel
Where would we be today if Karl Marx had had a Twitter account, or Adolf Hitler?
kk

Inspirational Quote of the Week
You made the best decision you could with the information you had at that time. Now go, and get better information.
OWNO Reminder Network

The Advice of Yesterday
Imagine tomorrow.

Basic Rule
If two thermodynamic systems are each in thermal equilibrium with a third system, then they are in thermal equilibrium with each other.
Zeroth law of thermodynamics

OWNO
Unbelievable, One World - Nations Online is the most neutral website on the Internet.

 

World population by country
UPDATE

Population by Country
The latest population figures for each country are now available.
 


Black Music - En Vogue
A tribute to Black Music

In celebration of Black History Month (which should be every month), we've added a little more color, a few more artists and more music to our beloved List of Black Musicians, singers and songwriters, to remind us how much they've influenced the fabric of our global culture.
 
 

100+ of the world's most amazing countries

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions,
it might be a good idea to update your travel related bucket list from home.
In the Nations Online Project you will find a wealth of triple-checked information about every country in the world.


All Countries of the World

 
Canal Grande, Venice, Italy
Italy

 
Benin Tata somba village
Benin

 


Global travel warnings

Global Travel Warnings
Many countries have initiated or strengthened border controls, introduced visas, and quarantine obligations or closed borders completely.

 
Statue of Liberty with mask
Statue of Liberty leading the people
It is your social contribution to wear a mask.
Be a hero, wear a mask. It has never been so easy to save lives.

.kk.
 
World map of countries with COVID-19 cases
Historical map of countries with confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Image: nationsonline.org


COVID-19
The number of cases is frightening, but it could get much worse; only 0.6% of the world population is affected by COVID-19 today. The virus took only three months to spread around the world and the number of cases is still rising.




According to Johns Hopkins University, the worldwide number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is now more than 397 million and 5.7 million total deaths (8 Feb 2022).
See a map of the world with all countries with confirmed cases and more information about the virus outbreak (from April 2020).

Covid cases worldwide
Covid cases worldwide

Source: Johns Hopkins University




 


Are you confused by all the conflicting messages that rush at us daily? You are not alone.

But be aware that this also happens to less educated people (like me) who are even less able to understand what interests are behind these messages.
Many people feel more and more helpless or ignore the obvious and run to the next strong man.
How can this be avoided in the future?

Education could help. Give the next generation a better chance. Teach them critical thinking, make them understand the connections.

 
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Image: kk. origin: jpl.nasa

The Heart Breaking News
Organic life on Earth will bite the dust if we do not stop feeding the planet with greenhouse gases. Sorry, there is no beautiful clean coal or clean petrol - only if it stays where it is.


Biodiversity Crisis
Scientists have calculated that by the end of this century at least 550 animal species will follow in the footsteps of the mammoth and the sabre-toothed cat and will become extinct because humans exert an immense predatory impact on the animal kingdom. (Science Advances)


Japanese pollution
According to media reports, Japan is about to release 1 million tons of radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. (DW)


 
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Torched Earth
Image: NASA Blue Marble
   
Deadly typhoons in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, devastating wildfires in Australia, Siberia, and the United States, hurricanes are making land-fall with disastrous consequences, and poisonous pollution all over the planet. The oceans suffocate from plastic waste, and madmen promote beautiful clean coal, and they want to sell their "Black Gold" -- oil.

This is our world, thanks to you. Because you can't get enough. There is your limitless greed. My houses, my cars, my boats, my stocks, my women, but it's not enough for you. You want your neighbors' houses, and cars, and boats, and stocks, and wives. And it's still not enough. You just can't get enough.

More, more, more, give it to ME.
You want it all, and you want it now. And you don't give a damn sh..t about others, or your country, or about the environment, or about the children of others. You cheat and twist the facts until they are no longer recognizable, and you ruin others just to satisfy your appetite for more power and influence. You wear expensive fashion brands and ignore that they are made by indentured laborers in a faraway land. You ship your garbage to Third World countries, but you couldn't care less about the fatal consequences for the people there. You ignore the fact that it is ultimately these people who make your luxury life possible.
But this has to stop. And if you get in the way when people try to save the planet, you could get hurt, not necessarily by other people but by the consequences of your behavior. Air and water no longer support life; fires, floods, landslides, tornadoes, devastating hailstorms will come ever closer to your luxurious home with its golden faucets and five cars in the garage. And one day, it will be too late to run away.

 

 
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