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  • Obama’s Socialist Databases

    08/05/2015 11:45:38 AM PDT · by samovar123 · 4 replies
    http://www.independentsentinel.com ^ | 8/5/15 | John Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Obama’s Socialist Databases by John Velisek • August 5, 2015 FacebookTwitter19Share There are many areas that will need to be cleaned up after our current President has left his legacy of chaos and unconstitutional power grabs. One of the most damaging is the compilation of databases on almost every American based on race, class and income. Obama has instituted a plan whereby 330 million Americans will be put into databases which will encompass all aspects of every American life. Not since the socialist system of Stalin has so much information been officially gathered by a government on its citizens. These...
  • Are You a "Cuckservative"? Take This Simple Quiz to Find Out!

    07/29/2015 6:39:13 AM PDT · by IChing · 70 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 7/29/15 | Donald Joy
    In case you’re a bit late to the party, there’s a new and important political meme spreading, a game-changing litmus test for fortunes on the Right. Some are still scratching their heads over what it’s all about, this #cuckservative thing. I’m here to help sort it out. Do you loudly crow about how morally reprehensible it is for anyone to say that Dylann Roof expressed legitimate grievances in his manifesto, but see black men raping white women and murdering whites by the thousands as just sociological effects, about which we should only whisper? Do you think those who advocate for...
  • Find Out What Your Zip Code Says About You With This Creepily Accurate Website

    07/18/2015 1:26:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/18/2015 | STEVEN TWEEDIE
    Like it or not, where you decide to live often says a lot about you.You're not totally defined by your zip code, but a website spotted by Reddit seeks to show people what zip codes say about the average demographic, culture, and lifestyle in one's area.Here's how it works:The "Zip Lookup" tool is powered by Esri, a geographic-information firm based in California.Just head to the website, type in your zip code, and you'll be greeted with a breakdown of your zip code's demographic characteristics based on Esri's "Tapestry" technology, which consists of 67 unique market segment classifications.The percentage breakdown shows...
  • Brazile: Blacks Poised to Bolt Democratic Party

    12/01/2002 5:26:50 PM PST · by kattracks · 72 replies · 562+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/01/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Donna Brazile, who managed Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign two years ago, sent a memo to Democratic lawmakers last month warning that they need to do more to reach out to African-Americans or risk losing their support in coming elections. "The Republicans are in the House," Brazile said in the controversial memo, quoted in Sunday editions of New York's Newsday. "They came in through the window and they want to play." The former Gore official, who now heads up the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute, urged party officials to "roll up their sleeves and box (the GOP)...
  • It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California

    07/08/2015 9:03:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | Javier Panzar
    The demographers agreed: at some point in 2014, Latinos would pass whites as the largest ethnic group in California. Determining when exactly that milestone would occur was more of a tricky question. Counting people isn't like counting movie ticket receipts. The official confirmation had to wait until new population figures were released by the Census Bureau this summer. The new tally, released in late June, shows that as of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state.
  • Feds hammered for secrecy on Muslim refugees [Importing Jihad]

    06/04/2015 10:42:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/3/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy’s efforts to shed light on the government’s secretive refugee resettlement program continues to play out in letters between himself and the federal agency responsible for resettling thousands of foreign refugees in U.S. cities and towns every year. Since his letters haven’t produced many answers, he’s now calling for a meeting with State Department officials. Gowdy, R-S.C., started asking questions in April about how refugees are distributed to various cities, the impact on local job markets and public services, and who makes the key decisions, among other points of interest. His questions came after it was revealed...
  • The One Number That Shows Why Jews Really Vote Liberal

    06/25/2015 6:04:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The debate over why Jews vote the way that they do is an old one, but it’s rarely backed by much data except the estimates of the Jewish vote from the last election. There is, however, one piece of data that currently predicts the Jewish vote. It’s religious attendance. 60 percent of Jews that attend weekly religious services disapprove of Obama. Only 34 percent approve. Among those who don’t attend religious services, approval of Obama stood at 58 percent to 38 percent. There are really two Jewish votes; the religious Jewish vote and the secular Jewish vote. ... When we...
  • The world is drowning in debt warns Goldman Sachs

    05/26/2015 3:46:19 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 26, 2015 | Szu Ping Chan
    The world is sinking under too much debt and an ageing global population means countries' debt piles are in danger of growing out of control, the European chief executive of Goldman Sachs Asset Management has warned. Andrew Wilson, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said growing debt piles around the world posed one of the biggest threats to the global economy.
  • Is the Atheist Population Really Skyrocketing?

    05/21/2015 9:39:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/21/2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Will the last true Christian in America please turn out the lights on the way out? A recent study on religion and America that has received much attention has been interpreted by some to indicate that Christianity is on its virtual deathbed. But as the saying goes, “The good news is the bad news is wrong.” The study comes from the respected Pew Research Center: “America’s Changing Religious Landscape” (5/12/15). The subtitle is: “Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow.” They note that as recently as 2007, nearly eight in 10 Americans identify...
  • Is Virginia Becoming a Liberal State? Some Democrats Are Betting on It.

    04/23/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Karyn Bruggeman
    As two of Virginia's top Democrats weigh running for governor in 2017, potentially against each other, they are embracing traditionally liberal issues in a way that would have been politically toxic just years ago in the Upper South state. The bet that both Attorney General Mark Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam are making is not only that the strongest possible progressive record would help win a Democratic primary, but that it will also help in the general election. Nationally, Democrats have grown emboldened on cultural issues over the past few years, and Virginia—where demographic shifts have widened their path...
  • Bachelor Nation: 70% of Men Aged 20-34 Are Not Married

    03/12/2015 7:37:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 248 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/12/2015 | Dr. Helen Smith
    I saw this headline at Newsalert from a CNS News article and went over to read it: (CNSNews.com) – Seventy percent of American males between the ages of 20 and 34 are not married, and many live in a state of “perpetual adolescence” with ominous consequences for the nation’s future, says Janice Shaw Crouse, author of “Marriage Matters.”“Far too many young men have failed to make a normal progression into adult roles of responsibility and self-sufficiency, roles generally associated with marriage and fatherhood,” Crouse, the former executive director of the Beverly LaHaye Institute, wrote in a recent Washington Times...
  • Chart: The United States of Catholics and Protestants

    03/09/2015 12:25:02 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4 | Ana Swanson
    As the chart ... shows, Catholicism is the most common religious tradition in 17 states, while white evangelical Protestants are first in 15 states, mostly in the South. The religiously unaffiliated are the most common religious group in 13 states, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Three states are outliers: Utah, which is 56 percent Mormon, the largest percentage of one single religious tradition, and Iowa and North Dakota, where white mainline Protestants are the dominant religious tradition.
  • A mostly white voter wave is reshaping politics in D.C. [race card isn't cutting it]

    03/08/2015 3:21:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2015 | Paul Schwartzman and Ted Mellnik
    A surge of young, mainly white voters living in newly affluent neighborhoods emerged as a powerful force in last November’s elections in the District, a seismic shift that mirrors the evolution of the city’s population and could reshape its politics in years to come. For the first time in 40 years, voters between the ages of 25 and 34 outnumbered senior citizens, an analysis of election data shows. Also for the first time, African Americans, who historically have exerted the greatest influence over District politics, lost their majority among voters. [snip] The turnout statistics from last November, if sustained, suggest...
  • Why Rush Limbaugh Is Dragging Down AM Talk Radio

    03/06/2015 11:00:39 AM PST · by Bratch · 74 replies
    Radio Survivor ^ | March 6, 2015 | Paul Riismandel
    Talk radio veteran Darryl Parks is a harsh critic of how the format continues to lose touch with most of the radio audience who aren’t white male baby boomers. In a new post this week he takes aim at Rush Limbaugh, describing the leading conservative talk host’s “fall into oblivion.”Parks notes that Limbaugh’s program is sinking in the ratings in New York and Los Angeles and has been shuttled off to lower ranked stations. Now it’s rumored– as first reported by Robert Feder–that his Chicago affiliate is preparing to dump ol’ Rushbo, too. A spokeswoman for WLS-AM owner Culumus Media has denied that rumor, though Parks...
  • White US children will be minorities by 2020 after immigrant 'baby boom', Census reveals

    03/05/2015 8:36:04 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2015 | Michael Zennie
    White children will be outnumbered by minority kids in the United States in just five years, new Census Bureau projections reveal. This is the result of an ongoing trend of declining birth among white Americans and a baby boom among immigrant groups, as well as a surge in immigration. By the year 2020, 50.2percent of all children in the US are expected to be non-white, according to the Census. By 2044, whites will be outnumbered by minorities. The Census study, released this week, predicts that by year 2060, nearly 20percent of the population will be foreign born - thanks to...
  • Number of Muslim children doubles in decade

    02/12/2015 3:38:44 PM PST · by ABN 505 · 24 replies
    UK Telegragh ^ | 2/12/15 | John Bingham
    The number of children growing up as Muslims in the UK has almost doubled in a decade in what experts have described as an “unprecedented” shift in Britain’s social make-up. One in 12 schoolchildren in England and Wales are now officially classed as Muslim after a decade which saw the number of followers of Islam surge by just over 1.1 million, according to the most detailed study of its kind ever published. Landmark study shows number of children under five being brought up as Muslim rose 80 per cent in a
  • Op-Ed: EXPOSÉ: Belgium is Committing Suicide

    02/12/2015 5:26:16 AM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | February 9, 2015 10:07 AM | Giulio Meotti
    As the capital of the European Union goes, so goes Europe. And the details are worse than you can imagine. Belgium has the highest per capita number of Islamic terrorists gone to fight in Syria and Iraq than any other European country. Brussels is the capital of the holy war, as well as of the European Union.
  • And the next President is...

    02/07/2015 4:57:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2015 | Robert Potts
    Based on historical patterns, the next president is likely to be a GenXer. This is not good news for the many baby boomers running, or thinking about running, in 2016. When voters decide it is time to move the presidency on to the next generation, they keep electing presidents in that next generation, or they go on to the one that follows. They do not go back. Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were from the baby boomer generation. Barack Obama is from the Gen X generation (those born 1961 to 1981). If the pattern holds, the next president will...
  • 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...
  • ‘One is enough’: Chinese families lukewarm over easing of one-child policy

    01/23/2015 9:17:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/23/2015 | Simon Denyer
    When China announced it was relaxing its one-child policy in late 2013, marketing director Kang Lu chatted with her husband about whether they wanted a second baby. “But given our current circumstances, we quickly abandoned the idea,” she said. “It wasn’t a tough decision.” They weren’t alone. So far, a good number of Chinese families have been less than enthusiastic about the partial relaxation of the policy, choosing to stick with one child, often for practical and economic reasons, but also because decades of government propaganda have convinced them that one child really is best. Experts say this only underlines...
  • The Muslim population of America is expanding at warp speed

    01/21/2015 7:15:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2015 | Carol Brown
    Even when Muslims are a minority population they can and do transform whole cultures and societies. And not for the better. Why? Because their holy book is a totalitarian ideology founded on submission and world domination. And toward that end, Islam is on the march. Meanwhile, the West remains mired in cowardice and complicity. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in Europe, which is on the fast track to join the Caliphate. Not to be outdone by Europe’s madness, the United States is traveling down the same bloody path, importing large numbers of Muslims from Islamic countries thanks...
  • First Comes the ‘Marriage Gap,’ Then Comes the ‘Baby Gap’

    01/15/2015 10:25:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2015 | NEIL SHAH
    There’s a widening gap between the baby-having of married women, who tend to be more educated and more affluent, and their less-educated, less-financially-secure, unmarried peers. A growing body of research, including work by Johns Hopkins University sociologist Andrew Cherlin, raises the possibility that because people like to feel financially secure before taking the marriage plunge, the rise of income inequality has divided Americans into those who marry and those who don’t. Now this could be playing out with childbearing, too. America’s recessionary “baby bust” has clearly leveled off now, but we’ve yet to see the birth recovery one would expect...
  • Vanity, Muslim Concentration by County.

    01/08/2015 7:04:25 PM PST · by x1stcav · 78 replies
    Muslims in USA by County.
  • The Death Of A Nation: Japanese Births Drop To Lowest Ever, Deaths Hit All Time High

    01/03/2015 10:30:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Supporters and opponents of Abenomics may debate the metaphorical death of Japanese society as a result of the terminal hyper-Keynesian, hyper-monetarist policies implemented by Abe and Kuroda for the past 2 years until they are blue in the face, but when it comes to the literal death of Japan, there is no debate: as the FT succinctly puts it "deaths outnumbered births in Japan last year by the widest margin on record, underscoring the scale of the challenge facing the government as it tries to ensure a dwindling pool of workers can support growing ranks of pensioners." Indeed, while...
  • Sweden to Opt for Suicide by Immigration?

    12/30/2014 5:55:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/30/2014 | Daniel Pipes
    Woe to anyone in Sweden who dissents from the orthodox view that welcoming large numbers of indigent peoples from such countries as Iraq, Syria, and Somalia is anything but a fine and noble idea. Even to argue that permitting about 1 percent of the existing population to emigrate annually from an alien civilization renders one politically, socially, and even legally beyond the pale. (I know a journalist threatened with arrest for mild dissent on this issue.) Stating that there exists a Swedish culture worth preserving meets with puzzlement. And yet, the realities of immigration are apparent for all to...
  • Florida Leaves New York Behind in Its Rear-View Mirror

    12/26/2014 6:33:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/26/2014 | John Fund
    It’s official. Florida is the nation’s third-largest state with 19.7 million people. It surpassed New York this month by adding an average of 803 new residents every day as opposed to New York’s 140. Contrary to the stereotype, sun-seeking seniors aren’t the main drivers of Florida’s population growth. James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina, told the AP that Florida’s powerful economic engine is driving its growth: “I think it’s going to be for the 21st century what California or New York was for the 20th century.” As the James Madison Institute reports, Florida’s growth is...
  • Florida Passes New York to Become the Nation’s Third Most Populous State, Census Bureau Reports

    12/23/2014 10:56:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | December 23, 2014 | Staff
    By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation’s third most populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates released today. Florida’s population grew by 293,000 over this period, reaching 19.9 million. The population of New York increased by 51,000 to 19.7 million. California remained the nation’s most populous state in 2014, with 38.8 million residents, followed by Texas, at 27.0 million. Although the list of the 10 most populous states overall was unchanged, two other states did change positions, as...
  • Have Black Voters Left the Building?

    12/08/2014 8:35:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-8-14 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    In July, New York Times political writer Nate Cohn wrote a long piece, "Demographic Shift Black Southern Voters, Poised to Play a Historic Role," in which he surveyed the collapse of white support for the Democratic Party (in the November election, Senator Landrieu in Louisiana received only 18 percent of the white vote) and the vital, as he saw it, new role of Southern black voters. Using Georgia as an example, Cohn found that "demographics" might win the Senate for the Dems: Today, 57 percent of black Americans live in the South; more than one million black Southerners today were...
  • US Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

    12/04/2014 2:12:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/04/2014 | by Bahar Gholipour
    The U.S. birth rate reached an all-time low in 2013, as the number of babies born in the country declined for the sixth straight year since the peak in 2007, a new report finds. The country's birth rate dipped to 62.5 births per 1,000 women between ages 15 and 44, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That is 10 percent lower than the birth rate in 2007, which was 69.3 per 1,000 women, and a record low since the government started tracking birth rates in 1909, when birth rate was 126.8. In 2013,...
  • New Poll Finds Something Surprising About Race and Climate Change

    12/02/2014 12:16:50 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 31 replies
    The classic portrayal of climate change is one of a great equalizer, a force that knows no color, creed or class. The rising seas will swallow us all, and if crops can't be harvested, none of us will eat. But a poll found that the public is more savvy than this story would have you believe. A report by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion found that race is a consistent predictor both of people's concern toward climate change and inclination to act on it, which suggests members of the public sense that the harms...
  • Japan's Biggest Problem Is Basically Unfixable

    11/19/2014 7:40:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/19/2014 | Shane Ferro
    Japan's economy is in trouble. The latest GDP figures unexpectedly show it to be in recession. In the long term, this is largely a story about demographics, and Japan is fighting an uphill battle. One-fourth of Japan's population is older than 65, and that number isn't going down anytime soon. That means a shrinking percentage of the population is working. Meanwhile, a growing percentage of the population is receiving benefits, living on a fixed income, and being supported by that shrinking population of workers. No amount of loose monetary or fiscal policy will bring more working-age people into the economy...
  • American Whites a Minority by 2050

    11/18/2014 1:28:32 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 55 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 18 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    If current worldwide demographic trends continue, whites are seriously an endangered race. A new baby boom of Hispanic, Asian and black children will make whites a minority in the USA by 2050. White birth rates in America are falling, while immigrants and minorities are having more children. The population surge does not derive directly from immigration, but rather from immigrants alreday in the USA having children. This is in the new book Diversity Explosion by Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. The book contains highly detailed charts and maps showing how falling white birth-rates and rising minority birth-rates will change...
  • Delusions of the Democrats

    11/16/2014 10:03:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times' Sunday Review ^ | November 15, 2014 | Kevin Baker
    DEMOGRAPHICS is not enough. For years now, it’s been an article of faith among Democrats that the future belongs to them, thanks to the country’s changing demographic mix. The rising percentage of voters who are women, Americans of color and especially Latinos were always about to turn the country deep “blue.” I never believed this — largely because I have been hearing it since 1971. That was the year the 26th Amendment passed, lowering the voting age to 18. Democrats had already been the dominant political party since the 1930s, and now with young people getting the vote, a permanent...
  • Democrats: History Is On Our Side. History: Good Luck With That.

    11/10/2014 3:07:43 PM PST · by Objective Scrutator · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/10/14 | David Harsanyi
    If many liberals seem unconcerned about their party’s future after a midterm trouncing, it’s only because many have bought into the comforting notion that history is theirs. Even in defeat, liberals are predestined for victory. The intellectual case for progressivism is unassailable. The potency of their moral case makes them unstoppable. Demography is destiny. Old people die. White people disappear. The trajectory set. And while this may all turn out to be the case, it’s probably worth considering other factors before accepting the Liberal Inevitability Hypothesis. History hates you The most obvious reason people with high certitude about the future...
  • Exit polls show all demographics shifted to GOP after 2012

    11/06/2014 8:21:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/6/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    With most of the results of the midterm elections now counted and confirmed (with a few notable exceptions in Alaska and Virginia), we can now take a look at the exit polls and see what they actually mean. Before and during the election, plenty of speculation arose as to the composition of the turnout and which demographics may have contributed more to Republican success. The Washington Post looked at a comparison between 2012 and 2014 and discovered that all demographics shifted toward the GOP, especially Asian-American voters:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Based on preliminary exit poll data Tuesday...
  • If you do not currently live in a red state, you probably will soon

    11/05/2014 8:19:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    RARE: America's News Feed ^ | 11/2/2014 | Merrill Matthews
    NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE NOV. 4, 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS.... ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you do not currently live in a red state, you probably will soon. Either you will (1) flee your blue state to a red one, or (2) you and your fellow blue-state citizens will get so fed up with the high taxes and fiscal irresponsibility that you will vote out the blue-state politicians and replace them with red-staters. U.S. Census data confirms that voters are leaving blue states for red ones. The top 10 destinations are North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma,...
  • MSNBC: 'Old white people who vote Republican will die someday'

    11/05/2014 10:03:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/5/2014 | Rick Moran
    This may be the best comment about the election from a liberal heard all night. Washington Free Beacon: Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53...
  • As California undergoes sweeping demographic change, voting plummets

    11/02/2014 8:46:13 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/01/2014 | Josh Richman and Julia Prodis Sulek
    California has tried to make casting a ballot as easy as ordering a pizza online. We've scooped up potential voters when they come to the DMV to renew their driver's licenses. We've let Californians register to vote on smartphone apps. We've set up voting booths at city halls around the state weeks before Election Day. We've sent registered voters mail-in ballots every election. But while 17.8 million Californians are now registered, more than for any other gubernatorial general election in the state's history, voting experts project that Tuesday's could be the first general election in which turnout falls below 50...
  • Yes, Texas Could Turn Blue: But demographics alone are not the answer

    10/27/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 26, 2014 | John B. Judis
    “Do you really think Wendy Davis is going to win?” I asked Jenn Brown, the executive director of Battleground Texas. “I sure do,” she replied. Brown and her top staff may be the only people in Texas who think that Democrat Davis, who is running for governor, can defeat Republican Greg Abbott next week. But the larger question is whether Battleground Texas’s strategy of turning Texas Blue, which is currently married to Davis’s candidacy, can over the next two, four, or six years make Texas, which hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994, or voted for a Democratic...
  • One in Five U.S. Residents Speaks a Foreign Language at Home, Record 61.8 million

    10/06/2014 12:48:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 10/06/2014 | By Karen Zeigler, Steven A. Camarota
    The Census Bureau recently released data from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS), including languages spoken for those five years of age and older. The new data show that the number of people who speak a language other than English at home reached an all-time high of 61.8 million, up 2.2 million since 2010. The largest increases from 2010 to 2013 were for speakers of Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. One in five U.S. residents now speaks a foreign language at home. Among the findings: In 2013, a record 61.8 million U.S. residents (native-born, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants) spoke...
  • Bubble Trouble - What 2014 Demographic Trends Show About Urban Life (Harry Dent)

    10/02/2014 7:13:58 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-2-2014 | Harry Dent
    October 02, 2014 Harry_Dent Demographic trends clearly show that as any emerging or more developed country urbanizes, people tend to have fewer kids. Urban life costs more and people tend to be more highly educated and naturally, they want to better educate their kids… so they choose to have one or two. Nearly 25% choose their well-paid careers and social life over having children. Almost all developed countries are experiencing a slowing down of their economies due to fewer kids and sluggish demographic growth. The best English-speaking countries like Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada and New Zealand have offset such slowing...
  • America’s Singleness Problem

    09/28/2014 7:11:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    ACCULTURATED ^ | 09/26/2014 | R. J. Moeller
    The anecdotal evidence that Americans are remaining single longer into their lives has more and more data backing it up. No longer is it merely the musings of worried relatives hoping to see that young man or woman in their life find a spouse. According to a recent story over at Bloomberg—Is Everybody Single?—we’ve reached a statistical, verifiable relationship tipping point as a society; one with far-reaching implications. Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976.Some 124.6 million Americans were single in August, 50.2...
  • Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married

    09/24/2014 7:11:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/24/2014 | Belinda Luscombe
    A new report from Pew Research predicts that more folks under 35 will be single forever. Here's why The number of Americans who have always been single and will never marry is at a historic high, says a new Pew Research report, partly because they don’t have jobs and partly because marriage is becoming less highly-regarded. Most people think it’s important for couples who intend to stay together to be married, but the number of single Americans who want to get married has dropped significantly even in the last four years. The report, based on census data and Pew’s surveys,...
  • The Dying Russians (she says it's from broken hearts)

    09/10/2014 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 76 replies
    NYU Review of Books blog ^ | September 2, 2014 | Masha Gessen
    Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying. I was used to losing friends to AIDS in the United States, but this was different. People in Russia were dying suddenly and violently, and their own friends and colleagues did not find these deaths shocking. Upon arriving in Moscow I called a friend with whom I had become close over the course of a year. “Vadim is no more,” said his father, who picked up the phone. “He drowned.” I showed up for a meeting with a newspaper reporter to have the...
  • Don Surber: Ferguson shows Democrats’ problem

    08/30/2014 2:08:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2014 | Don Surber
    For years, liberals have pointed to demographic projections with glee.White people seem headed to becoming less than a majority in America. Liberals say this poses a problem for the Republican Party as most white people now vote Republican, providing the party’s base. But the scenes of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, pose a similar problem for the Democratic Party.In recent years, Republicans have diversified without becoming Democratic Lite. Democrats haven’t. Republicans have three Hispanic senators (Democrats have one) a black senator (Democrats have one), two Hispanic governors (Democrats have none) and two governors whose parents were born in India (Democrats have...
  • Misreading of demographics, yes ... but no race war

    08/28/2014 12:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star / The Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Esther J. Cepeda
    “War” is too strong a word to use in regard to race relations. Despite continuing income inequality or how often the justice system seems to lack fairness when applied to nonwhites, few Americans would say that whites are waging a war on people of color. Even as Ferguson, Missouri, smolders after the shooting of a black teenager in a majority African-American town overseen by an almost all-white political leadership, “war” is too hyperbolic a statement. Bias, discrimination and neglect, certainly — but not war. This obvious fact is why, in the days before Ferguson erupted, the contention of a member...
  • The Clintons break bread and build ties with Julian Castro, stoking talk of a 2016 ticket

    08/14/2014 10:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker
    As she expands her political network in advance of an expected presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband have been cultivating an important ally who some believe could become her vice presidential running mate. Former president Bill Clinton invited Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and incoming Obama Cabinet secretary, to the Clintons’ home in Washington last week for a private dinner that friends described as a chance for Democratic leaders from different generations to become better acquainted. Castro, 39, who is scheduled to be sworn in Monday as secretary of housing and urban development, traveled to New...
  • This Fall: White Students No Longer the Majority at U.S. Public Schools (AFRO Reports)

    08/11/2014 6:32:14 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 52 replies
    The Afro ^ | 8/9/14 | Kimberly Hefling and Jesse J. Holland
    <p>KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic Whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children(some even here legally).</p> <p>The changing demographics of American education are apparent inside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom, where giggling grade-schoolers mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language. The sign outside the classroom reads “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriting.</p>
  • Household Demographics 2003 vs. 2013

    08/06/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Here's a look at some interesting demographics, comparing 2003 vs. 2013. Number of Households by Age of Head of Household 2013 vs. 2003 The next chart shows the change in number (in thousands), in the age of the head of household. Change in Households by Age Group (2013 Minus 2003) click on any chart for sharper view I created the above charts from spreadsheet data reader Tim Wallace sent. The data is from the Census Department 213-page PDF 2013 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement. Two Key Points 3,516,000 more heads of households in age group 60-64 than in 20033,989,000...
  • Honduran children lead immigrant enrollment spike in Waukegan schools

    08/02/2014 6:22:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Lake County News-Sun (IL) ^ | July 31, 2014 | by Dan Moran
    Evidence of the Central American refugee crisis has crossed into Waukegan public schools, where 77 children from Honduras have enrolled as of the last week of July for the 2014-15 school year. According to Sharon Aguina, director of School District 60’s English Language Learners program, the Honduran influx has combined with a spike in new arrivals from Mexico and other nations to produce an overall 40 percent increase in immigrant students. Also contributing to the 40 percent increase are 289 new immigrant children from Mexico, compared to 206 new students from Mexico last school year. Aguino added that while some...