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  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

    11/18/2017 8:07:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November, 18, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, it’s striking that conservatives champion “family values” even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast,...
  • Diminishing Birth Rates – Why Is the First Political Solution Race Replacement?

    07/12/2017 8:00:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    One of the greatest political oddities is that across European nations, the first and last solution to diminishing birth rates is to decide that the next generation of Europeans should be a completely different race. There is a certain shortsightedness in this idea that is not only morally questionable, but also economically stupid. Over the last decades, the birth rate in many European nations (the “wealthier” nations) has gone down; it is now at a point where European couples are not having enough children to replace themselves. For some reason, the governments have decided that the best solution to deal...
  • Palestinians to Outnumber Jews in Israel and Palestine in 2 Years

    01/06/2016 4:02:06 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 2016-01-04 | Sputnik News
    By the end of the decade, there are projected to be 7.13 million Palestinians, compared to 6.96 million Jews, in Israel and Palestine. New estimates show that high Palestinian birth rates, are set to equal the number of Jews in Israel and Palestine by late 2017, Haaretz daily reported. According to a recent report by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, currently, the number of Palestinian residents of Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank is about 6.22 million. Palestinians worldwide are estimated to number some 12.37 million, with 5.46 million living in Arab countries, 2.9 million in the...
  • Russia's Demographic Renaissance Continued Throughout 2014

    02/03/2015 8:00:17 AM PST · by dangus · 9 replies
    2-3-2015 | Dangus
    Abortions in Russia are down 83% to under 1 million, after peaking at nearly 5 1/2 million in 1963. Life expectancy is up to over 71 years, after a recent low of less than 65, just one decade ago. This is according to the 2014 Demographic reports just released. Most surprisingly, the number of births continued to increase, up nearly 60% since 1999. (I don't have an exact percentage because the Russian figures from 1999 don't include Crimea; I'm having to do my own estimate of the Crimean birth rate based on similar years.) Western demographers were certain Russia's baby...
  • Proposed Legislation in Russia Seeks to Strongly Restrict Overcome Low Birthrates

    06/02/2011 6:42:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdioces of Washington ^ | June 1, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Proposed Legislation in Russia Seeks to Strongly Restrict Abortions in Order to Overcome Low BirthratesBy: Msgr. Charles Pope We have discussed here before the population implosion taking place in most parts of Europe. Approximately 2.1 Children per woman are needed to maintain the population of a given country or ethnic group. In most of Europe, the birthrate hovers well below 2, often as low as 1.3 in some Eastern European countries.  In effect these cultures are aborting and contracepting themselves out of existence.As populations shrink, so do economies and so does the ability to provide basic services, and staff...
  • Demography is Destiny: Why the Falling U.S. Birth Rates Are So Troubling

    10/07/2012 12:17:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    TIME ^ | 10/07/2012 | By JOSH SANBURN
    We’re becoming Europe. At least, that’s what a long line of U.S. birth-rate figures seems to being telling us. And that’s bad news for the future of the country.New numbers released by the U.S. government on Tuesday show record-low birth rates in 2011: the general fertility rate (63.2 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44) was the lowest ever recorded; the birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 19 declined; birth rates for women ages 20 to 24 hit a record low; and rates for Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women dipped. Some birth rates remained unchanged, like those of...
  • Russian and American Birth Rates Have Rapidly Converged

    07/16/2012 8:28:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/01/2012 | Mark Adomanis
    I am in the middle of doing a longer post on recent Russian demographic trends, but in the course of doing research I stumbled upon something that was far too interesting to pass up. Although Russia is often portrayed as a demographic nightmare, a “dying bear” that is rapidly receding from the world stage and that is doomed to irrelevance, and the United States is often portrayed as enjoying demographics that are uniquely robust among developed nations, I would argue that the reality is quite a bit more complicated. Although America benefits greatly from immigration, its fertility rate has actually...
  • Jewish Birthrate Up, Arab Rate Down in Jerusalem

    05/20/2012 1:39:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Jewish birthrate in Jerusalem is higher than the Arab birthrate, putting an end to reports of an Arab demographic threat in the united capital. The birthrate in the expected life of mothers is 4.2 children for Jewish mothers compared with 3.9 children for Arab mothers, according to the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies (JIIS). Reflecting the trend in the rest of Israel, the birthrate for Jews represents a dramatic reversal and is on the increase while the Arab birthrate is declining. In 1999, the birthrate was only 3.8 for Jewish mothers and 4.4 for Arabs, the JIIS reported. Jews...

    04/14/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 13, 2012 | Louis Farrakhan
    Farrakhan then attempted to bring his rationale all together, saying “White folks don’t produce black children — except [if] it‘s a white woman with a black man or a black man with a white woman and that’s the end of your race. So you’re dying a natural death these days. And without an AK47 ’cause the brother ain’t shooting no blanks.”
  • Declining Birthrates, Expanded Bureaucracy: Is U.S. Going European?

    09/16/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/16/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    To President Barack Obama and many other Democrats, Europe continues to exercise something of a fatal attraction. The “European dream” embraced by these politicians — as well as by many pundits, academics and policy analysts — usually consists of an America governed by an expanded bureaucracy, connected by high-speed trains and following a tough green energy policy. One hopes that the current crisis gripping the E.U. will give even the most devoted Europhiles pause about the wisdom of such mimicry. Yet the deadliest European disease the U.S. must avoid is that of persistent demographic decline. The gravity of Europe’s demographic...
  • Among Nation’s Youngest, Analysis Finds Fewer Whites

    02/10/2011 9:34:25 AM PST · by triumphant values · 134 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | Sabrina Tavernise
    WASHINGTON — Whites continued to decline as a share of the American population in 2009, and they now represent less than half of all 3-year-olds, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of census data released Monday. The country’s young population is more diverse than ever, with whites now in the minority in nursery schools, preschools and kindergartens in eight states — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas — and the District of Columbia, according to William H. Frey, a demographer at Brookings. That was up from six states in 2000. “We are on our way to...
  • Deputy PM Meridor: Arab, haredi birthrates crazy

    10/12/2010 2:37:39 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | October 12, 2010 | Tani Goldstein
    State-backed procreation among haredim, Arabs creating social gaps, says former finance minister Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said Tuesday that birthrates in Israel's ultra-Orthodox and Arab sectors are too high. Meridor, who took part in a panel of former finance ministers in an Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry convention on socioeconomic issues, said that "one of the ways to deal with social gaps should to address birthrate issue." "We have reached crazy birthrates, especially among Arabs and haredim," he said. "There are whole social classes in the population, especially where not everyone works, with many children born with the State's...
  • Time is Running Out

    09/04/2010 10:50:11 AM PDT · by bronkburnett · 15 replies
    Atlah Media Network ^ | Sept 2, 2010 | Michael Master
    None of our political leaders are discussing these root causes to the problems of our economy: 1. The percent of people between 40 and 55 years old is decreasing. 2. The purchase of foreign oil is draining 5% of our economy each year. 3. Manufacturing is decreasing as a percent of GDP. The negative impact of each of these is documented in my book, Save America Now. Our politicians are not addressing these root causes to our economic problems. Instead, they are implementing programs that waste money with no results at creating jobs. ......Instead of tackling the problems of a...
  • Teen Abortion, Pregnancy and Birth Rates Increased in 2006

    01/26/2010 8:56:08 AM PST · by julieee · 17 replies · 334+ views ^ | January 26, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Teen Abortion, Pregnancy and Birth Rates Increased in 2006 Washington, DC -- Despite billions of dollars spent by national and state governments and groups like Planned Parenthood on promoting birth control and contraception, a new report issued by the Guttmacher Institute indicates teen abortion, pregnancy and birth rates all rose in 2006.
  • Is Germany dying out?

    01/22/2010 9:24:22 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 43 replies · 1,614+ views
    www, ^ | 01/10/2010 | Exberliner
    “Birth rates at an all-time low!” “The Germans are dying out!” “Catastrophic birth rates!” The headlines couldn’t be more alarming, but the statistics behind them lead to more complex conclusions. Jacinta Nandi and Ben Knight pick apart Germany’s demographic anxieties for Exberliner Magazine. If you’ve followed the German media in the last 10 years, or just strolled through a German park during the school holidays, you will have gathered that Germans aren’t making enough babies. The headlines are melodramatic and sensational, and the statistics are scary, pessimistic - and surprisingly convincing. German women, who for the past 30 years have...
  • Survey delves into high birth rate for young Latinas

    05/19/2009 3:44:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 1,028+ views ^ | May 19, 2009 | By Moni Basu
    According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, more than half -- 53 percent -- of Latinas get pregnant by their 20th birthday, nearly twice the national average. "There's a big disconnect between pregnancy rates and what Latina families want and value," said Ruthie Flores, senior manager of the National Campaign's Latino Initiative. Of the 759 Latino teens surveyed, 49 percent said their parents most influenced their decisions about sex, compared with 14 percent who cited friends. Three percent cited religious leaders, 2 percent teachers and 2 percent the media.
  • 300 Schools to Close in Ontario because of Birth Rate Crash

    04/26/2008 1:27:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies · 146+ views ^ | Thursday April 24, 2008 | Hilary White
    TORONTO, April 24, 2008 ( - Plummeting birth rates have resulted in the closure of over 300 schools in Ontario and half of the province's school boards have 90,000 fewer students than they did six years ago. 300 schools are slated to be closed in the province simply because there are not enough children to go into them according to a report by People for Education. "Much of the funding that school boards receive is based on numbers of students," the report said. "As a result, fewer students equals less funding, fewer programs and, in many cases, closing schools." The...
  • Why are People Having Fewer Kids? Perhaps it's because they don't like them very much

    02/27/2008 7:06:01 AM PST · by Uncledave · 315 replies · 606+ views
    Reason ^ | February 26, 2008 | Ronald Bailey
    Why are People Having Fewer Kids? Perhaps it's because they don't like them very much. Ronald Bailey | February 26, 2008 The "demographic winter" is coming. So warns a new documentary of the same name. What is the demographic winter? The phrase, according to the film's promotional materials, "denotes the worldwide decline in birthrates, also referred to as the 'birth dearth,' and what that portends." The first half of Demographic Winter was previewed at the conservative Heritage Foundation a couple of weeks ago. According the film, the demographic winter augurs little good, e.g., economic collapse and social deterioration. If current...
  • "The Nation" Thinks Demographic Winter is a Pro-Natalist Conspiracy

    02/25/2008 6:59:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 1,546+ views
    Grasstops USA ^ | February 25, 2008 | Don Feder
    According to Kathryn Joyce, sneer-and-smear artist for The Nation, those who are concerned about the worldwide decline in birthrates are -- to put it mildly -- racist, neo-Nazis, who have a hidden agenda and (under the guise of demographic winter) are engaged in our age-old quest to control women's bodies. The Nation is this nation's oldest and largest-circulation leftwing journal (outside of The New York Times, of course). Joyce's screed, "Missing: The 'Right' Babies," will appear in the March 3 print edition, but is currently available online. Joyce believes -- with the faith of one immune to facts and logic...
  • Missing: The 'Right' Babies

    02/20/2008 1:52:32 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 247+ views
    The Nation ^ | February 14, 2008 | Kathryn Joyce
    Steve Mosher is telling me about wolves returning to the streets of European towns. Not as part of some Vermont-model wildlife-recovery scenario but as emblems of a harsh comeuppance mankind is due--they're stalking out of the forests like an ancient judgment, coming to claim mankind's ceded land. We're sitting in a sunny Main Street cafe in Front Royal, Virginia--a beautifying ex-industrial town in the Shenandoah Valley that, as the far edge of DC's suburban sprawl, is lately home to a surprising number of conservative Christian ministries. Mosher, president of the Catholic anticontraception lobbyist group Population Research Institute (PRI), describes his...