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Bugs hit new passport check | Bangkok Post: news

The automatic passport screening system at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport is being improved so that it is compatible for use with newly issued passports. Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan yesterday outlined some problems with the Autochannel, which was launched on Wednesday. A database link-up with the Foreign Ministry is experiencing a delay, …

The Fertility Implosion – NYTimes.com

When you look at pictures from the Arab spring, you see these gigantic crowds of young men, and it confirms the impression that the Muslim Middle East has a gigantic youth bulge — hundreds of millions of young people with little to do. But that view is becoming obsolete. As …

Watercooler Stories – March 9, 2012 – UPI.com

Fla. county offers gas cards to tourists FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 9 (UPI) — Officials in Broward County, Fla., say they are offering tourists $25 gas cards if they book at least two nights in certain local hotels. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau said tourists who book …

The Shrinking White Working Class

Something that deserves more attention when discussing the allegedly declining fate of less educated white Americans is that this is a shrinking share of the white population. Here courtsey of the Census Bureau is data on the average educational attainment of white men in the United States (PDF) and the …