"I don't see any images on this web site. Why is that?"
We have protected our images from being used (linked) by other websites. This relies on the so called HTTP_REFERER variable being properly sent by your browser. If you have referrer logging disabled (in your browser or personal firewall), the pages on this web site will have broken link images. Sorry.
"We do not track or trace our visitors. We do however continuously scan our logs for copyright infringement. Apart from the Google adverts (see below), there are no third-party scripts on this web site.
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"What is the validity of the numerical facts on this web site?"
"All of our sources are carefully selected. We only use data published by the world's most prestigious institutions. In layman's terms: virtually all statistics on this site are estimates and many have been manipulated (though not by us).
Or as Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) once explained to a backbencher:
'The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister.'"