Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Globalization and Deculturalization of the World into Negative Conformity: A quote

"We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal."


Carl Bernstein, U.S. journalist. Guardian (London, June 3, 1992)
         

For a Mover of Society, for an Advocate of Social Solidarity, for a Reformer or for a Revolutionary: A quote

"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are." H.L. Mencken
        

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Alcohol Consumption by the Different Countries of the World

Pure alcohol consumption among adults (age 15+) in liters per capita per year, 2010[1]
Country Total Recorded
consumption
Unrecorded
consumption
Beer
(%)
Wine
(%)
Spirits
(%)
Other
(%)
2015
projection
 Belarus 17.5 14.4 3.2 17.3 5.2 46.6 30.9 17.1
 Moldova 16.8 6.3 10.5 30.4 5.1 64.5 0 17.4
 Lithuania 15.4 12.9 2.5 46.5 7.8 34.1 11.6 16.2
 Russia 15.1 11.5 3.6 37.6 11.4 51 0 14.5
 Romania 14.4 10.4 4 50 28.9 21.1 0 12.9
 Ukraine 13.9 8.9 5 40.5 9 48 2.6 11.8
 Andorra 13.8 12.4 1.4 34.6 45.3 20.1 0 9.1
 Hungary 13.3 11.3 2 36.3 29.4 34.3 0 12.4
 Czech Republic 13 11.8 1.2 53.5 20.5 26 0 14.1
 Slovakia 13 11.4 1.7 30.1 18.3 46.2 5.5 12.5
 Portugal 12.9 11 1.9 30.8 55.5 10.9 2.8 12.5
 Serbia 12.6 9.6 2.9 51.5 23.9 24.6 0 12.9
 Grenada 12.5 11.9 0.7 29.3 4.3 66.2 0.2 10.4
 Poland 12.5 10.9 1.6 55.1 9.3 35.5 0 11.5
 Latvia 12.3 10.5 1.8 46.9 10.7 37 5.4 10.6
 Finland 12.3 10 2.3 46 17.5 24 12.6 11.9
 South Korea 12.3 9.8 2.5 25 1.6 2.9 70.5 10.9
 France 12.2 11.8 0.4 18.8 56.4 23.1 1.7 11.6
 Australia 12.2 10.4 1.8 44 36.7 12.5 6.8 12.6
 Croatia 12.2 10.2 2 39.5 44.8 15.4 0.2 11.7
 Ireland 11.9 11.4 0.5 48.1 26.1 18.7 7.7 10.9
 Luxembourg 11.9 11.4 0.5 36.2 42.8 21 0 11.2
 Germany 11.8 11.3 0.5 53.6 27.8 18.6 0 10.6
 Slovenia 11.6 10.6 1 44.5 46.9 8.6 0 10.9
 United Kingdom 11.6 10.4 1.2 36.9 33.8 21.8 7.5 12
 Denmark 11.4 10.4 1 37.7 48.2 14.1 0 10.2
 Bulgaria 11.4 10.3 1.1 39.3 16.5 44.1 0.1 11.3
 Spain 11.2 10 1.2 49.7 20.1 28.2 1.8 10.6
 Belgium 11 10.5 0.5 49.2 36.3 14.4 0.1 10.8
 South Africa 11 8.2 2.9 48.1 17.8 16.7 17.4 11.5
 New Zealand 10.9 9.3 1.6 38.2 33.9 15.2 12.5 11.2
 Gabon 10.9 8.9 2 68.3 11.9 19.8 0.1 11.8
 Namibia 10.8 6.8 4 96.7 0.3 0.9 2.1 11.8
  Switzerland 10.7 10.2 0.5 31.8 49.4 17.6 1.2 10.4
 Saint Lucia 10.4 10.1 0.2 29.7 12.6 56.1 1.5 10.4
 Austria 10.3 9.7 0.6 50.4 35.5 14 0 8.5
 Estonia 10.3 9.5 0.8 41.2 11.1 36.8 10.9 9.4
 Greece 10.3 8.3 2 28.1 47.3 24.2 0.4 9.3
 Kazakhstan 10.3 6.8 3.5 31.8 3.1 65.1 0 8.2
 Canada 10.2 8.2 2 51.2 22 26.8 0 10.3
 Nigeria 10.1 9.1 1 8 0.4 0.9 90.7 11.3
 Netherlands 9.9 9.4 0.5 46.8 36.4 16.9 0 9.6
 Uganda 9.8 8.3 1.5 9.4 0.1 1.9 88.6 10.5
 Rwanda 9.8 6.8 3 11.1 0 0.4 88.4 10
 Chile 9.6 7.6 2 29.9 40.7 29.4 0 9.3
 Argentina 9.3 8.3 1 40.7 48 5.5 5.8 7.6
 Burundi 9.3 6.3 3 24.5 0 0.1 75.4 9.8
 United States 9.2 8.7 0.5 50 17.3 32.7 0 9
 Cyprus 9.2 8.2 1 40.9 24.7 33.7 0.7 9.1
 Sweden 9.2 7.2 2 37 46.6 15.1 1.4 8.7
 Venezuela 8.9 7.7 1.3 75.6 0.8 23.4 0.2 8.3
 Paraguay 8.8 7.3 1.5 51.1 18.2 28.8 2 9.6
 Brazil 8.7 7.2 1.5 59.6 4 36.3 0.1 9.1
 Sierra Leone 8.7 6.7 2 6.4 0.5 0.7 92.3 8.2
 Montenegro 8.7 4.9 3.9 10.9 47 41.7 0.4 13.3
 Belize 8.5 6.8 1.7 67.6 2 30.3 0.1 8.3
 Cameroon 8.4 5.8 2.6 63.9 22.1 13.8 0.2 7.7
 Botswana 8.4 5.4 3 56 11.8 11.5 20.7 7.7
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.2 7.7 0.5 44 7.4 48 0.6 7
 Guyana 8.1 7.1 1 23 0.3 76.6 0.1 8.6
 Peru 8.1 6.1 2 46.8 6.1 47.1 0 5.2
 Panama 8 7.2 0.8 69.2 4.6 26 0.2 7.7
 Niue 8 7 1 47 1.7 51.3 0 7.7
 Palau 7.9 6.9 1 77.7 5.9 16.4 0
 Norway 7.7 6.7 1 44.2 34.7 19 2.1 7
 Tanzania 7.7 5.7 2 11 0.2 1.8 87 8.1
 Georgia 7.7 5.4 2.3 17 49.8 33.2 0.1 6.7
 Uruguay 7.6 6.6 1 30.6 59.9 9.5 0 7
 Angola 7.5 5.9 1.6 64.3 13.7 17.4 4.7 7.6
 Laos 7.3 6.2 1.1 35.6 0 64.4 0 7.5
 Japan 7.2 7 0.2 19.2 4.1 52 24.7 7.5
 Mexico 7.2 5.5 1.8 75.7 1.5 22.2 0.5 6.8
 Ecuador 7.2 4.2 3 67.3 1.2 31.5 0 6.1
 Dominica 7.1 6.6 0.5 13.7 7.1 77.9 1.2 6.6
 Iceland 7.1 6.6 0.5 61.8 21.2 16.5 0.5 6.9
 Thailand 7.1 6.4 0.7 27 0.4 72.6 0 8.3
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.1 4.6 2.5 73.3 9.7 17 0 7.5
 São Tomé and Príncipe 7.1 4.2 2.9 23.5 60.2 16.3 0 6.8
 Malta 7 6.6 0.4 39.4 32.7 27.2 0.7 7.2
 Albania 7 4.9 2.1 31.8 19.8 48.4 0 6.6
 Bahamas 6.9 6.3 0.5 34 14.6 50.4 1 4.2
 Dominican Republic 6.9 6.2 0.7 54.5 2.7 42.7 0.1 7.6
 Mongolia 6.9 4.9 2 27.6 2.8 69.6 0 7.8
 Cape Verde 6.9 4 2.9 44.4 1.2 0.2 54.2 7.2
 Barbados 6.8 6.3 0.5 39.7 10.2 49.3 0.8 6.5
 Burkina Faso 6.8 4.3 2.5 10 3 3.1 83.8 7.4
 Italy 6.7 6.5 0.2 23 65.6 11.5 0 6.1
 Trinidad and Tobago 6.7 6.4 0.3 54 2 43.8 0.3 6.6
 China 6.7 5 1.7 27.8 3 69.2 0 7.6
 Macedonia 6.7 3.9 2.8 47.4 39.9 12.6 0 5.7
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6.6 6.3 0.3 33.4 3 63.1 0.5 7.2
 Equatorial Guinea 6.6 5.8 0.8 27.8 72.2 0 0 8.1
 Suriname 6.6 5.6 1 40 2.3 57.2 0.5 6.5
 Vietnam 6.6 2 4.6 97.3 0.6 2.1 0 8.7
 Lesotho 6.5 2.8 3.7 51.3 0.2 18.9 29.6 6.4
 Haiti 6.4 5.9 0.6 0.2 0.2 99.6 0 5.9
 Cook Islands 6.4 5.9 0.5 0 22.6 77.4 0 4.8
 Colombia 6.2 4.2 2 66.1 1.1 32.5 0.3 6.6
 Ivory Coast 6 4 2 16.1 3 0.4 80.5 6.5
 Bolivia 5.9 3.8 2.1 76.8 3.8 19.3 0.1 5.8
 Swaziland 5.7 4.7 1 33.6 0.8 0.7 65 6.4
 Zimbabwe 5.7 4.7 1 23.7 1.7 6.8 67.7 4.8
 Seychelles 5.6 4.1 1.5 67 22.2 10.8 0 6.7
 Cambodia 5.5 2.2 3.3 45.7 0.8 53.5 0 6.1
 Puerto Rico 5.4 4.9 0.5 66.6 6.7 26.4 0.3 -
 Netherlands Antilles 5.4 4.9 0.4 36.4 16.4 47 0.3 3.2
 Philippines 5.4 4.6 0.9 26.9 0.3 72.7 0 5.6
 Costa Rica 5.4 4.4 1 59.3 4.7 35.5 0.5 5.1
 Armenia 5.3 3.8 1.5 9.7 5.3 84.9 0 5.5
 Cuba 5.2 4.2 1 38.8 2.2 58.9 0 5.5
 Nicaragua 5 3.5 1.5 38.8 0.5 60.6 0 4.6
 Jamaica 4.9 3.4 1.5 42 4.9 51.4 1.6 5.1
 Ghana 4.8 1.8 3 30 9.7 2.9 57.3 5.4
 Liberia 4.7 3.1 1.6 10.8 1 88.1 0 5.2
 Uzbekistan 4.6 2.4 2.1 18.3 6.3 75.4 0 4.8
 Chad 4.4 0.4 4 66.3 3.4 3.8 26.5 4.4
 United Arab Emirates 4.3 2.8 1.5 10.3 2.9 86.7 0 4.3
 Kyrgyzstan 4.3 2.4 1.9 22.6 4.2 72.9 0.3 3.9
 India 4.3 2.2 2.2 6.8 0.1 93.1 0 4.6
 Turkmenistan 4.3 2.2 2.2 15.4 26.1 58.4 0 5
 Kenya 4.3 1.8 2.5 56.1 1.8 21.6 20.4 4
 Ethiopia 4.2 0.7 3.5 49.7 0.6 8.2 41.4 4.3
 Honduras 4 3 1 40.1 1.1 58.7 0 4
 Guinea-Bissau 4 2.5 1.5 19.6 14.9 22.4 43 4.3
 Zambia 4 2.5 1.5 22.7 2.9 13.6 60.7 4
 Republic of the Congo 3.9 1.7 2.2 78.4 9.8 10.9 0.8 3.9
 Guatemala 3.8 2.2 1.6 41.9 1.6 56.3 0.2 3.9
 Central African Republic 3.8 1.8 2 16.2 0.6 2.1 81.1 3.8
 North Korea 3.7 3.2 0.5 5.1 0 94.9 0 4.4
 Sri Lanka 3.7 2.2 1.5 13 0.1 85.2 1.7 4.5
 Mauritius 3.6 2.6 1 66.2 12.3 21.3 0.2 4
 Samoa 3.6 2.6 1 70.9 16.6 12.5 0
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.6 2.3 1.3 24 0.7 2 73.3 3.4
 Nauru 3.5 1 2.5 85.4 14.6 0 0 3
 Gambia 3.4 2.4 1 5.6 0.7 0.3 93.5 3.2
 Federated States of Micronesia 3.3 2.3 1 47 14.1 38.9 0 3.5
 El Salvador 3.2 2.2 1 41.7 1.7 56.6 0 3.5
 Fiji 3 2 1 67.7 0.9 31.1 0.2 3.2
 Papua New Guinea 3 1.5 1.5 51.3 0.9 47.7 0 3.1
 Kiribati 3 1 2 36.9 2.2 60.9 0 2.9
 Tajikistan 2.8 0.3 2.5 10.2 1.1 88.7 0 2.4
 Israel 2.8 0.3 2.5 44 6.2 49.5 0.3 3.1
 Sudan 2.7 1.7 1 8 0 13.5 78.5 2.7
 Malawi 2.5 1.5 1 9.1 1.2 13.4 76.2 2.5
 Lebanon 2.4 1.9 0.5 18.2 29.1 52.4 0.3 2.2
 Azerbaijan 2.3 1.3 1 28.7 7.6 63.3 0 2.1
 Mozambique 2.3 1.3 1 63 7.3 25.4 4.3 2
 Togo 2.3 1.3 1 48.9 26.9 2.4 21.8 1.9
   Nepal 2.2 0.2 2 47.7 0.9 51.4 0 2.1
 Bahrain 2.1 2 0.1 36.6 6.3 57 0.1 2.4
 Benin 2.1 1.1 1 54.6 21.7 7.2 16.5 2.2
 Singapore 2 1.5 0.5 70.1 13.5 14.7 1.7 2.9
 Turkey 2 1.4 0.6 63.6 8.6 27.9 0 2.4
 Madagascar 1.8 0.8 1 56 9.5 34.5 0 1.9
 Solomon Islands 1.7 1.2 0.5 81.1 2.1 16.7 0 1.6
 Tonga 1.6 1.1 0.5 57.9 7.6 34.3 0.1 2.1
 Tunisia 1.5 1.3 0.2 68.6 27.7 3.7 0 1.2
 Tuvalu 1.5 1 0.5 10 15.5 74.5 0 1.3
 Qatar 1.5 0.9 0.6 1.2 13.9 84.6 0.3 1.3
 Vanuatu 1.4 0.9 0.5 40.5 22.8 36.7 0 1.2
 Djibouti 1.3 1.1 0.2 23.2 5.3 71.5 0 0.9
 Malaysia 1.3 0.3 1 76.2 2 21.8 0.1 1.7
 Syria 1.2 1 0.3 8.5 27.9 63.5 0 1.4
 Maldives 1.2 0.7 0.5 29.1 29.4 41.2 0 1
 Mali 1.1 0.6 0.5 13.3 1.5 2.1 83.1 1
 Eritrea 1.1 0.5 0.6 63.6 0 0.1 36.3 1.4
 Algeria 1 0.7 0.3 62.6 35.5 0 2 0.6
 Iran 1 0 1 24.8 52.1 1 1
 Oman 0.9 0.7 0.2 54.6 3.3 42.2 0 0.9
 Brunei 0.9 0.6 0.3 89.8 2.3 7.2 0.7 0.8
 Morocco 0.9 0.5 0.5 43.5 36.5 19.9 0 0.7
 Jordan 0.7 0.5 0.2 22.4 2.1 75.4 0.1 0.7
 Bhutan 0.7 0.4 0.3 100 0 0 0 1.1
 Guinea 0.7 0.2 0.5 78.9 16.3 3.7 1.1 0.7
 Myanmar 0.7 0.1 0.6 82.6 5.7 11.8 0 0.7
 Afghanistan 0.7 0 0.7 18.9 38.3 1 1.2
 Senegal 0.6 0.3 0.3 55.1 41.3 3.6 0 0.5
 Indonesia 0.6 0.1 0.5 84.5 0.1 15.3 0 0.6
 Timor-Leste 0.6 0.1 0.5 9.3 75.9 14.8 0 1.2
 Iraq 0.5 0.2 0.3 76.1 1 22.9 0 0.5
 Somalia 0.5 0 0.5 9.2 19.2 0.5 0.5
 Egypt 0.4 0.2 0.2 53.8 5.4 40.3 0.5 0.3
 Niger 0.3 0.1 0.2 46 13.2 40.7 0 0.3
 Yemen 0.3 0.1 0.2 100 0 0 0 0.2
 Comoros 0.2 0.1 0.1 23.3 22.2 54.6 0 0.2
 Saudi Arabia 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 1.9 97.9 0.2 0.2
 Bangladesh 0.2 0 0.2 9 17.6 0.2 0.2
 Kuwait 0.1 0 0.1 58.1 10.8 30.7 0.4 0.1
 Libya 0.1 0 0.1 2.5 5 0 0
 Mauritania 0.1 0 0.1 0.1
 Pakistan 0.1 0 0 1.2 3 0.1 0.1