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Map of the day

Source – WYKOP.PL

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The Clan Territories of Ireland

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The map above shows the location of over 400 of the most prominent historic clans and families in Ireland. And it includes whether they had an Irish, Scottish, Gallowglass, Norman, or Viking historical association.

The time period is roughly during the reign of King Henry VIII (1509-1547), prior to the complete English conquest of Ireland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

At this time, the area under English authority was known as The Pale (area around Dublin) and is shown on the map as well. Interestingly, the term ‘beyond the pale’(meaning outside the bounds of acceptable behaviour) may have its origins with Irish Pale.

Finally the map also shows the principle towns that existed in Ireland at the time.

Brilliant Maps

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Cornell University

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Les 3 Chemins de I’Eternite

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The Three Roads to Eternity

“In 1825,  just before Trump, a wise man called François Georgin had an incredible vision. He saw three distinct roads that all men must travel during his or her life.

One the straight and narrow, which abruptly (and to the relief of the traveller) ends at the Pearly Gates.

Another where the morally upright loose focus and end up in a mess. See below picture.

The above is an accurate depiction of a huge Mess

And lastly, the road where the war mongrels travel…….of partying, sclerosis of the liver, addiction to the E-TV , the Kardashian’s and of course, Disco music (source – see below men playing Disco music).

This too ends in a mess!

The above picture is an early depiction of musicians thought to be playing Motown or Disco on a flute and viola.

Collectors notes

The collection includes a number of allegorical “road maps” intended to encourage the viewer to act in conformity with religious norms. See Subjects > Heaven and Hell. This is a folk-art allegorical map based on Mathew 7:13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

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A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Creative Inspiration

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The Awakening

Today’s quote: “I like mind maps but I absolutely love Saturdays – Saturdays are better than mind maps”.

Well there you go, enjoy what’s left of an awesome day :)

Mike

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Brilliant Maps

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Map Of The 53 Countries That Ban The Corporal Punishment Of Children

Bishop Tutu once said: “You can tell how healthy a nation is by looking at how they treat their woman, children and elderly.”

“…….and that dear readers, was the only good thing he ever said.”

Mike

The map above titled ‘Children’s World Map’ only shows countries with a ban on corporal punishment for children and was created by Save The Children Sweden.

Sweden became the first country to fully outlaw corporal punishment in 1979. And as of 2018, a total of 53 countries have followed suit (as the map above shows).

Below is a full list of all countries with a ban on corporal punishment in order of when they first outlawed it (year in brackets):

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A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Brilliant Maps

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Women’s Suffrage Mapped: The Year Women Got The Vote By Country (March 8, 2018)

Well done New Zealand, how cool are we eh?

The map above shows when women got the right to vote in each country around the world.

2018 marks the centenary of Women’s suffrage in the UK and even then only with several restrictions (had to be over the age of 30 and meet property qualifications).

Women in the UK would not get get to vote on equal terms as men until the passage of the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928.

Somewhat ironically, the Isle of Man gave women who owned property the right to vote in 1881 making it one of the first jurisdictions in the world to do so.

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Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Merchant Machine

The Russian Economy Fitted Into Western Europe

Not that big eh?

I guess a huge part of their budgets goes into the war machine……..or not? Russia are good at smoking mirrors (and telling porkies). They come across as though they have a hand full of Aces or a Royal Flush. This could be a bluff but again not? How many games have they won with only a hand full of 2’s and 3’s?

On this basis the Russia economy is worth $1.4 trillion, making it the 12th largest in the world. Roughly equivalent to the GDPs of the Netherlands ($824 billion), Belgium ($492 billion) and Luxembourg ($64 billion) combined.

Yet, these 3 countries have a combined population of only 29 million compared to Russia’s 145 million.

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Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Power Compare

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Estimated Electricity Cost Of Mining One Bitcoin By Country

The map above shows a very rough estimate of the current electricity costs of mining one Bitcoin by country around the world.

Based on our research, Kuwait is the cheapest country in the world to mine Bitcoins while the Solomon Islands would be the most expensive.

Overall, Bitcoin’s total electricity consumption is huge. In November last year we reported that Bitcoin Mining Now Consuming More Electricity Than 159 Countries Including Ireland & Most Countries In Africa.

As of March 2018, that number has increased to 173, which would mean if Bitcoin mining activity were a country it would be the 47th largest consumer on earth (slightly less than Kuwait but more than Greece).

Overall, the total amount of energy devoted to Bitcoin mining stands at 53.28 TWh according to the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, an increase of 83% since November 2017!

Despite the increase in electricity required to mine Bitcoins and dramatic decline in the price ($11,455 at the time of writing), mining remains hugely profitable in certain countries with cheap electricity.

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A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Bored Panda

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Map of Countries Most and Least Welcoming to Foreigners

New Zealand is a dark blue colour, implying we have a welcoming attitude to foreigners ……or is this some sort of fetish for foreign accents?

When foreigners arrive though the gates, they are greeted by the sounds of tuis mating in the manukas, and an enchanting Maori greeting.  It is here where they meet their first kiwi. Not a fruit or a bird, but a real person wearing a funny hat. “Welcome to New Zealand” is generally the first thing you will hear when you land.

We also don’t allow any riff-raff here. You are covertly sussed out from a distance and subtly sniffed out by one of our highly trained beagles with a hatred of nuts, curries, biltong, apples and oranges.

Foreigners come to New Zealand because we do not have any Russian spies here.

Ciao

 

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Wikimedia

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Flat Earth map drawn by Orlando Ferguson in 1893.

……and just to get your blood boiling, here is another flat earth map. This map totally puts any spherical or flat theories to bed. We were all wrong! Its not a globe or sphere and its not flat, but merely a gigantic skateboard park on steroids.

The map contains several references to biblical passages as well as various jabs at the “Globe Theory”.

A “flat-Earth” map drawn by Orlando Ferguson in 1893. The main text reads: MAP OF THE SQUARE AND STATIONARY EARTH. BY PROF. ORLANDO FERGUSON, HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA.Four Hundred Passages in the Bible that Condemns the Globe Theory, or the Flying Earth, and None Sustain It. This Map is the Bible Map of the World. Copyright by Orlando Ferguson, 1893. The four corner angels each have the note: Four Angels standing on the Four Corners of the Earth—Rev. 7: 1. The Orlando Ferguson medallion note reads PROF. ORLANDO FERGUSON, HOT SPRINGS, S. DAKOTA. The Globe Earth medallion note reads These men are flying on the globe at a rate of 65,000 miles per hour around the sun, and 1,042 miles per hour around the center of the earth (in their minds). Think of that speed! Read more…

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A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Cornell University

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Who Wants to Change the World, Must First Learn Esperanto!

Message from Mike – To some this may seem like a useless map, however it was created out of pure desperation to promote world peace after the horrors of WWI. The strategy was to have all people speaking a common language, which was thought would break down cultural barriers and unify the world. This language is called Esperanto.

Collectors notes:

Esperanto, the artificial “universal language” devised in the late 19th century, gained adherents and interest in the 1920s and early 1930s, as part of the search for enduring peace after World War I. This is a promotional map for a course in Esperanto offered at Nimegen in the Netherlands, probably in 1930. All of the place names on this world map are in Esperanto, although the title and the text are entirely in Dutch. The potential of the language to bridge cultural gaps is dramatically illustrated by the two figures at the top, one black and other white, shouting at each other from opposite ends of the map. The Esperanto Center at Nimegen was active from the mid 1920s into the 1930s, and just such a course was advertised in De Eerste Heemsteedsche Courant for Jan. 31, 1930.

Map created by Centrale Esperanto Propaganda Commisie te Nijmegen in 1930

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A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.