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  • Putin's aggressive policies cost Russia 180,000 new births in 2017 alone

    03/22/2018 12:54:12 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Mar 2018 | Andrey Illarionov
    Russia has had to pay a demographic price for Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria amounting to 180,000 children who would have been born save for Kremlin policies. According to Rosstat, Russian mothers gave birth to 203,000 babies fewer in 2017 than they had the year before, a decline of 10.7 percent. This year, they are on pace to give birth to 360,000 fewer than in 2017, a decline that matches those in the first post-Soviet years. Given that marriages did not decline in number but in fact rose last year, one has to ask: What has happened with...
  • Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County?

    02/28/2018 7:16:27 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    ROI NJ ^ | November 30, 2017 | Tom Bergeron
    Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County? Editor's Desk By Tom Bergeron Morris County | Nov 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm Tom Bergeron/ROI-NJ The sign commemorating Gov. Chris Christie Drive in Morris Plains. OK, let’s get the joke out of the way. Gov. Chris Christie, whose national political ambitions were sidetracked by his connection to a traffic jam, had a short access road named after him last week. The catch: This short road, no more than a half-mile long, is being built to alleviate traffic problems around a park in his home county of Morris. Now, let’s get to...
  • Texas Democrats' early voting totals should 'shock every conservative to their core,'

    02/28/2018 3:55:30 AM PST · by ckilmer · 36 replies ^ | Mon, Feb 26 7:56 PM EST | Jackie Wang
    AUSTIN — Early voting for the March primary is more than half over, and Democrats have outpaced Republicans at the polls on each day. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared with the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase.
  • Blue wave may be building in Texas

    02/27/2018 3:57:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    More Democratic voters than Republicans have cast ballots ahead of next month’s primary elections in Texas, in what some party officials interpret as a new sign that a blue wave is building ahead of the midterm elections. The Texas Secretary of State’s office said 168,000 voters had cast ballots in the Democratic primary in person or by mail in the state’s ten largest counties through the end of Sunday. By contrast, 138,000 voters had cast ballots in the Republican primary. It is the first time in a decade that Texas Democrats have turned in more ballots than Republicans at this...

    02/16/2018 11:37:14 AM PST · by windhover · 5 replies
    windhover editorial | 2/16/2018 | windhover
    Feminism and liberal hatred of themselves and America are guilty of murdering our political, social, cultural, and religious institutions. They are acting with deliberate malice of forethought, motive, means, and opportunity. Like larva burrowing up from the rotting carcass of their International Communist dream, they have co-opted the Soviets plan to destroy America from within. In this, they have succeeded beyond Lenin's wildest dreams to divide America by race, sex, class, ethnic background, and religion under the banner of diversity. Their weapons have been Multiculturalism and Politically correct abridgment of our speech, and the Democrat Party. Their cry has been...
  • GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

    02/11/2018 9:56:54 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | Jordain Carney
    A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue. Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday. "Our proposal is supported by the President, who’s come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement. The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a...
  • Russians debate country's Declining Birthrate over social media

    02/07/2018 11:21:28 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Y. Kiryukhina, K. Idrisova, P. Harrison
    The news of Russia's birth rate dropping by 10.6 per cent in 2017 to reach its lowest level in 10 years, despite government measures to boost fertility rate has prompted debate online. Former Deputy Premier Alfred Koh lambasts Russian authorities in previous years, for attempting to attribute a birth rate rise to Mr Putin's measures, saying it was due to "a generation of people born during a baby boom under Soviet leader Gorbachev that has reached child-bearing age". Koh argues that the Kremlin should take responsibility for the current situation. In his Facebook post that has had over 700 likes...
  • Is this the year Georgia turns blue?

    01/23/2018 6:31:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | January 22, 2018 | Daniel Strauss
    Emboldened by statewide victories last year in Virginia and Alabama, Democrats are setting their sights this fall on another Deep South prize once thought to be out of reach: Georgia’s governorship, a seat the party hasn’t held in more than 15 years. The party has two major candidates with a lot in common: Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans are both veterans of the Georgia state House. Both are running as unapologetic liberals who see a path to victory guided by tapping into black voters, whom they see as an electoral sleeping giant — and courting suburban whites who usually vote...
  • People flocking to low-tax states could swing future elections

    01/19/2018 6:55:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2018 | Jonathan Williams
    Just a month ago, as friends and families prepared to gather for the holiday season, the men and women at the U.S. Census Bureau were busy releasing their latest annual estimates of population changes across the United States. With the hustle and bustle of the season, many Americans missed the important new data. The new census estimates detail how states have grown since the last full census in 2010. The estimates provide some fascinating insight on what we can expect from the quickly approaching 2020 Census.
  • Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US, says report

    01/05/2018 12:13:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Euronews ^ | 1/4/18 | Alice Cuddy
    The Muslim population in the US is growing at a rate of around 100,000 per year By the year 2040, Muslims will replace Jews as the second-largest religious group in the US after Christians, according to projections by a leading American think tank. Pew Research Center estimates there were some 3.45 million Muslims living in the US in 2017, accounting for around 1.1 percent of the country’s total population.
  • The End is Near... World Depopulation is Out of Control...So Buy Stocks (Seriously)

    11/03/2017 9:10:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Econimica ^ | 11/03/2017 | Chris Hamilton
    The world economy is premised on a ludicrous idea - that Asia, then India, and then Africa will continue to drive economic growth. So as not to turn this article into a book, lets consider this idea focusing on East Asia consisting of China, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, and minor others.  This region consists of 1.6 billion persons or about 22% of earths inhabitants.  However, since 2008, it is this region that is responsible for nearly 100% of the global increase in demand for oil (best proxy available for true economic growth) and having primarily driven global economic growth.  My point in this article is that the growth in this region is...
  • In Japan, these single moms and shrinking cities are trying a new start – together

    11/03/2017 6:44:14 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 11 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 2, 2017 | Susie Armitage - Contributor
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   Women face deep-seated challenges in Japan's work culture, all the more difficult for single moms. But amid a nation-wide demographic crisis, some particularly hard-hit areas are reaching out to these families with relocation programs, hoping that both sides can benefit. HAMADA, JAPAN—Mitsue Murakami was newly divorced and living in Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, when she typed a few words into a search engine on her phone: “single mother,” “work,” “countryside,” and “cheap rent.” Her ex-husband had gambled away their money. Ms. Murakami worked part-time in a hospital. The hours were convenient and the pay was pretty...
  • Some thoughts on how we might get from where we’re at now to a Second Civil War

    10/11/2017 8:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    Foriegn Policy ^ | October 10, 2017 | Thomas E. Ricks
    Lt. Col. Robert F. McTague, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense office of Second Civil War affairs If we have a second Civil War, trying to understand what is happening will feel more like Ukraine in 2014 than Virginia in 1861. Our first Civil War was primarily about slavery, but that was in the context of social and economic models in the South that were ripe for extinction. The South’s reaction was to launch a last-ditch effort to maintain and prop up its way of life at all costs, so it was visceral and violent. Likewise, Trump’s election was an angry,...
  • Redoing the Electoral Math

    09/17/2017 7:17:27 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 32 replies
    New Republic ^ | September 14, 2017 | John B. Judis
    If any force on Earth could be powerful enough to unite the Democratic Party, you’d have thought the words “President Donald Trump” would do the trick. Instead, Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November only served to intensify the split within the party. Nine months in, two warring camps continue to offer seemingly irreconcilable versions of what went awry and how to fix it. On one side, populists like Bernie Sanders and Rust Belt Democrats like Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio argue that the party lost by neglecting working-class voters while catering primarily to “identity politics.” On the other side, an equally...

    09/06/2017 6:40:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    AP ^ | September 6, 2017 | Rachel Zoll
    The share of Americans who identify as white and Christian has dropped below 50 percent, a transformation fueled by immigration and by growing numbers of people who reject organized religion altogether, according to a new survey released Wednesday.
  • Why We're Doomed: The point is the present system cannot endure

    09/01/2017 8:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08/31/2017 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,The point is the present system cannot endure.Despite all the happy talk about "recovery" and higher growth, wages have gone nowhere since 2000--and for the bottom 20% of workers, they've gone nowhere since the 1970s.Gross domestic product (GDP) has risen smartly since 2000, but the share of GDP going to wages and salaries has plummeted: this is simply an extension of a 47-year downtrend.Last month I posted one reason Why We're Doomed: Our Economy's Toxic Inequality (August 16, 2017). The second half of why we're doomed is stagnant wages. Why do stagnating...
  • Report: Immigration Crisis Causing ‘Unprecedented’ Shift in Italy’s Demographics

    07/21/2017 7:04:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    A deadly combination of a plummeting birthrate and massive immigration portend that native Italians will make up an increasingly small percentage of Italy’s overall population, a new study reports. Italy’s fertility rate is less than half of what it was in 1964, the Centro Machiavelli reported in its study titled “How immigration is changing Italian demographics.” It has dropped from 2.7 children per woman to just 1.5 children per woman currently, a figure well below the replacement level for zero population growth of roughly 2.1 children per woman.
  • America’s worst states to live in 2017 [for liberals]

    07/17/2017 6:13:23 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Scott Cohn
    Far be it from us to throw shade on your home sweet home, but the data does not lie. The Quality of Life category in our annual America's Top States for Business study ranks all 50 states on overall livability based on metrics, including crime rate, attractions, air quality, health and health care and legal protections against discrimination... 10. KENTUCKY.. More than a quarter of adults are regular smokers in Kentucky, the highest rate in the country. The state also has the nation's highest rate of cancer deaths and one of the highest rates of cardiovascular deaths... 9. (tie) NEW...
  • The Problem with the ‘Science’ Behind Having Fewer Children for the Planet’s Sake

    07/17/2017 9:03:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rachel Lu
    Would you like to lose ten pounds of ugly fat? Great! Off with your head. This old chestnut came to mind as I was perusing the now-infamous new study from Lund University’s child-averse climate scientists, advising people to save the planet by giving up their cars, avoiding air travel, becoming vegetarians, and having fewer kids. The study got rave reviews from the Guardian and Jill Filipovic, perhaps because the last item is really the primary thing. It turns out that hamburgers and SUVs are smallish indulgences next to that gurgling bundle of CO2-emitting joy. The study’s authors, Seth Wynes...
  • Communism at "Peace"

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