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  • India’s sterilization drive leaves at least 8 dead

    11/11/2014 6:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 9:28 PM EST | Katy Daigle
    India’s drive to limit population growth by offering free sterilization surgeries left at least eight women dead and 20 others seriously ill Wednesday, highlighting the risks women face in reproductive health in a country struggling with high rates of poverty. A total of 83 women, all villagers under the age of 32, had the operations Saturday as part of the free sterilization campaign and were sent home that evening. But dozens later became ill and were rushed in ambulances to private hospitals in Bilaspur, a city in central Chhattisgarh state. By Wednesday morning, at least eight women had died—apparently from...
  • Overpopulation Is a Myth: 6 Videos

    11/06/2014 12:13:36 PM PST · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked her fellow Democrats to keep her on as their leader in the new Congress next year, saying she still has unfinished goals she wants to accomplish. She said the chief message she took from Tuesday’s election, which saw Democrats eviscerated at all levels, is that voter suppression was a problem.
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,820 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern

    10/21/2014 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Ron Klain on the "top leadership issue in the world today."
  • #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

    10/20/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 56 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Ebola’s ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned. Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008. Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern Video clip“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said. “We’ve got to find a way to make...
  • [April 6, 2006] FBI Interested in Texas “Doomsday” Ecologist who said Ebola Sol

    10/04/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 6, 2006
    AUSTIN, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever in which the internal organs of the victim liquefy, has one of the highest rates of fatality of any known contagious disease at approximately 80-90% and is one of the most contagious diseases known to medical science. It is also high on the list of possible bio-terror weapons of concern to international law enforcement and military security agencies. Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six describes a group of radical environmentalists that wants to rid the world of people using a modified version of Ebola. All of which is...
  • Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”

    10/01/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.
  • Oh Look, It's Back! (Sustainable Development)

    03/23/2014 8:47:10 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 29 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | March 23, 2014 | Karl Denninger
    How did this manage to find its way into print? Civilization was pretty great while it lasted, wasn't it? Too bad it's not going to for much longer. According to a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses. The report, written by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center along with a team of natural and social scientists, explains that modern civilization is doomed. And there's not just one particular group to blame, but the entire fundamental structure and nature...
  • Overpopulated of Olderpopulated? A Consideration of Some Suprising New Demographic Trends

    09/30/2011 2:56:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 28, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was alerted to a fascinating and alarming article on demographic trends that shows forth several significant trends: a globally aging population (not just in the West), the wide scale decline of the nuclear family, and the continued growth of mega cities. One of the most surprising assertions in the article is that many of the trends we have attributed to the increasingly decadent West, are becoming far more worldwide even to include the Muslim and African worlds. Of course we must remember that demographics often look at current trends and project them out into the future. As the article...
  • Lost Jobs on the Internet and Gained Back in War?

    10/13/2013 7:06:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Moments ago, I responded to a reader James from the UK regarding automation on farms. James commented that he only need one laborer where decades ago it took 25 men to do the same job. James asked "If we displace 90% of the workforce in the next 100 years - and we could well exceed this, given rapidly increasing levels of automation (with humanoid robots becoming commonplace in this time-frame) - how will the aggregate consumer afford to consume the average product? The level of work loss seems likely to exceed the level of new product development." My Reply...
  • It Begins… 2010 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Pushes Chinese-Style Population Control

    06/25/2013 5:07:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Michael E. Arth ran for governor in Florida in 2010 as a Democrat.Michael E. Arth shaking hands with supporters while running for governor of Florida in 2010. This week Arth pushed Chinese-style population control. He also Americans should purchase “birth credits” to have kids. Vice.com reported: So if people live longer and longer, how do you deal with overpopulation? That’s why we have to get started now. Waiting just compounds the problem. World population increases by 220,000 every day, after accounting for the 155,000 who die. It’s truly a hydra-headed problem, because for every person that is cut down by...
  • Lockheed Martin Throws More Dirt on Malthus’ Grave (Clean water available for the whole planet?)

    03/17/2013 7:15:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 16, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    Cheap, clean water may soon be available for the whole planet. According to Reuters, defense contractor Lockheed Martin has developed a filter that will hugely reduce the amount of energy necessary to turn sea water into fresh water. The filter, which is five hundred times thinner then others currently available, lets water pass through but blocks all salt molecules. It will use almost 100 times less energy than other methods for making salt water drinkable, giving third world countries another way of expanding access to drinking water without having to create costly pumping stations. As the article points out, this...
  • Why I am not having kids (Addle-brained Lefty Alert)

    02/02/2013 8:03:59 AM PST · by tom h · 61 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan
    My husband and I choose to be childless in Seattle, writes editorial columnist Sharon Pian Chan My husband and I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question... We have decided we have other things to give to the world. We won’t be having kids. We choose to be childless in Seattle. ... Feminism empowered women to talk about motherhood as a pursuit that deserves as much attention as men’s work. In the past 20 years, women have bravely spoken about struggles to conceive, which helped educate a generation about fertility....
  • You Worry. You Shouldn't : Overpopulation and Resource Exhaustion

    06/18/2012 4:20:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/17/2012 | Art Carden
    I worry too much. You do, too. And no wonder: you can’t watch the news or read a newspaper or click on a website without seeing or reading a report about something horrifying. Often, the risk as reported in the media is grossly out of proportion with the actual risk you face. Given that we have limited time and energy, there are some things people worry about that get far too much attention relative to the risks they pose. It seems like there are terrifying possibilities around every corner, and unfortunately there is an entire “industry”—government—that feeds on and fuels...
  • Cut world population and redistribute resources, expert urges (Says Stanford Prof. Paul Ehrlich)

    04/26/2012 12:06:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2012 | John Vidal
    The world's most renowned population analyst has called for a massive reduction in the number of humans and for natural resources to be redistributed from the rich to the poor.Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University in California and author of the best-selling Population Bomb book in 1968, goes much further than the Royal Society in London which this morning said that physical numbers were as important as the amount of natural resources consumed.The optimum population of Earth – enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone – was 1.5 to 2...
  • The Jaffe Memo: What’s Wrong With Planned Parenthood Besides Abortion

    12/21/2011 12:55:45 AM PST · by gabriellah · 4 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/21/2011 | Bryana Johnson
    “There is only one country in the world for which we project the median fertility to not fall below 2.1 children in the projection period between 2010 and 2100,” said the UN Population Division in the 2010 Population Estimates and Projections Revision. In their informative video series, Overpopulation Is a Myth, The Population Research Institute explains, ”by the end of this century, we’ll be losing 1 billion people every twenty years.”
  • FDA revokes Avastin’s approval for breast cancer treatment

    11/18/2011 11:14:44 AM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2011 | Rob Stein
    The Obama administration Friday revoked the approval of the best-selling drug Avastin for treating advanced breast cancer in the United States, despite appeals from distraught women, some patients advocates and the company that makes the drug. FDA Administrator Margaret Hamburg issued a 69-page decision outlining her decision, which was based on the recommendation of a six-member FDA advisory committee that unanimously concluded in June that the drug was harming women more than it was helping them. [Snip] ... Genentech spokesman Charlotte Arnold. “We are disappointed with this outcome. We remain committed to the many women with this incurable disease and...
  • Daily Kos writer: We could use ‘global superplague’ to stop overpopulation

    08/23/2011 4:09:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 95 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/22/11 | Jeremy Kryn
    August 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A prominent left-wing American political blog has come under fire after publishing one writer’s quip that the world needs “a global superplague” because “there are too many goddam people already.” Daily Kos contributor Jon Stafford’s August 10 post, in which Stafford described himself as “Not Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion,” drew immediate attention in the blogosphere. While Stafford said that his remarks are partly “facetious,” he went on to say, “nevertheless there is a seed of truth in it, because I believe that the world is wildly overpopulated and that we must take steps as a society to...
  • The Myth of Overpopulation

    06/14/2011 10:44:04 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jun. 13 2011 | S. Michael Craven
    Perhaps one of the most persistent and pervasive myths that have shaped the thinking of many people and, subsequently, public policy is the myth that the world’s population is spiraling out of control and that it will ultimately lead to catastrophic shortages of the essential resources necessary to sustain life. This whole concept of “overpopulation” can be traced to Thomas Malthus, the British scholar and Anglican clergyman (albeit a very misguided one) who, without any specific knowledge other than his own speculations, predicted in 1789 that the planet’s rapid increase in population would soon outstrip the planet’s ability to produce...
  • Africa Needs Population Growth, Not Birth Control

    05/27/2011 8:47:50 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 05/25/2011 | Chinwuba Iyizoba
    The United Nations recently published its two-yearly update of world population projections. These suggest that Nigeria could rise to 725 million people by 2100. Western media are shrilly calling for Nigeria to put a check on her population growth. No way, sorry. We Nigerians are rejoicing. Africans love children. First for financial security. In the past children helped in the farms and the more of them the better. Today, with little or no social security, children are needed to support their parents in old age. Their contributions constitute an informal pension scheme. And having more children means a better pension....
  • Overpopulation scare a century old and without substance

    04/12/2011 11:40:05 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies
    PhillyBurbs.com ^ | April 6, 2011 | JOSEPH TEVINGTON
    The notion that we are imperiled by the size of the human population has been around since Anglican priest Thomas Malthus first postulated it in the late 18th century. In regard to famine, immorality, war and human misery of all sorts, Malthus maintained that there is "one great cause," preventing "improvement of society," and that is "the constant tendency in all animated life to increase beyond the nourishment prepared for it." If the size of the human population were to go unchecked, Malthus' demographics suggested that people would soon outrun global food supplies. Yup, that tired notion has been around...
  • The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Historic 1992 Earth Summit

    03/08/2011 7:51:32 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 1 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | March 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 7 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992 Informally called the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil.Another example of the United Nations trying to blend all religions together into a New Agey "Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age" and get rid of the "exclusive" Christian Gospel.Conference Secretary-General: Maurice StrongFrom this UN page:The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the...
  • NOAA Climate Scientist: “We Need to Do Whatever We Can to Reduce Population”

    01/06/2011 5:40:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    Hauntingthelibrary ^ | January 3, 2011 | Hauntingthelibrary
    John B. Miller, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, doing research for NOAA, has been filmed at a “350″ climate change rally at the Denver statehouse calling for control of population and an end to the “madness” of economic growth.In what was clearly a passionate and deeply heartfelt speech, Miller told the audience, to cheers and applause: I would be remiss, as a scientist who studied this, if I didn’t mention the following two things:The first is that, most importantly, we need to do, as a society, in this country and globally, whatever we can to reduce...
  • The Eternal Return of Overpopulation - Getting the cause of high fertility backwards.

    10/19/2010 6:43:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Reason ^ | October 19, 2010 | Ronald Bailey
    Overpopulation panic is back. Concerns about a world too full of “filthy human children” motivated eco-terrorist James Lee when he held employees of the Discovery Channel hostage at gunpoint in September. But the deranged Lee is far from alone when it comes to worrying about overpopulation. The May-June cover of the progressive magazine Mother Jones asked, “Who’s to Blame for the Population Crisis?” British journalist Matthew Parris wrote an op-ed in September in the London Times asserting, “If you want to save the planet, stop breeding.” Parris further coyly suggested that we study “China’s example, for lessons good and bad.”...
  • The pill and 50 years of misery [the pill kills!]

    05/06/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 39 replies · 866+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-6-10 | Judie Brown
    Isn't it interesting that as the United States of America approaches the 50th anniversary of this nation's most popular recreational drug, the birth control pill, special interest media is ginning up the presses — or in this case, the web sites — with all sorts of ideas for the next 50 years. A sampling of what America's birth control worshippers are saying may give one pause to rethink. For example, on May 3, the Los Angeles Biomedical Research institute (LA BioMed) announced "that it has received $1.5 million in grant funding to study a contraceptive for men that uses a...
  • Has 'the pill' caused drive-by shootings?

    05/09/2010 8:32:34 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 390+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 5-9-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Judging by the laudatory articles on the birth control pill popping up all over the Web in recent days, one might conclude that the pill was in fact the greatest invention since sliced multigrain bread. One such article, written by professor and author Elaine Tyler May, appears in The Washington Post. May writes: Today, we celebrate both motherhood and the pill. It is Mother's Day, and it is the 50th anniversary of the day the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would approve the pill — though the dream of an oral contraceptive is much older. The birth control...
  • Overpopulation: The Making of a Myth (VIDEO)

    05/06/2010 12:10:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 218+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/6/2010 | MichCapCon
    This video takes a fresh, humorous approach to the demographic issues facing the world today.
  • New PRI Video Debunks Food Supply Fears: There's Lots of It

    05/03/2010 10:07:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 405+ views
    Life Site News ^ | FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, May 3, 2010
    FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) has just released the third video in its YouTube cartoon series, designed to refute the idea of overpopulation with science — and stick figures. Contrary to claims advanced by population control advocates, the latest video reveals data indicating that world hunger is not caused by a lack of food, but by wars, lack of transportation, and economic factors. To date the series has garnered well over 200,000 views on YouTube, and has made PRI one of the more popular non-profit channels on the video channel.
  • Wolf Depradation Numbers-The Real Story (Pictures of numerous Elk killed by wolves)

    03/01/2010 7:29:38 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 66 replies · 2,603+ views
    The Great White Hunter ^ | 3/1/10 | Ryan Benson
    When wolves were reintroduced into Idaho, Montana and Wyoming the agreement with the states, sportsmen, the Federal Government and the tree huggers was simple. 300 wolves. The prowolf people asked for 450 wolves with at least 150 and 15 breeding pairs in each state. This 50%margin, they reasoned was needed so the number wouldn’t fall below 300. It would take YEARS they argued, probably DECADES with a slow 5% population growth rate. The 450 would represent wolf repopulation recovery and then management would be returned to the states.2010 NumbersIdaho-850 + wolvesMontana-600 + wolvesWyoming-300 + wolvesWe are at 1200 wolves...
  • Prison Population To Have First Drop Since 1972 ( Wait until Obamacare becomes law )

    01/05/2010 4:26:44 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies · 267+ views
    AP Obama ^ | December 20th
    The United States may soon see its prison population drop for the first time in almost four decades, a milestone in a nation that locks up more people than any other. The inmate population has risen steadily since the early 1970s as states adopted get-tough policies that sent more people to prison and kept them there longer. But tight budgets now have states rethinking these policies and the costs that come with them. "It's a reversal of a trend that's been going on for more than a generation," said David Greenberg, a sociology professor at New York University. "In some...
  • Caller: Will Obamacare impact prison overcrowding?

    11/26/2009 8:20:34 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1,210+ views
    NPR On point ^ | November 23rd
    Caller: Thank you for taking my call. I'm pondering the unemployment numbers and this healthcare bill with the mandate. I'm wondering if this will exacerbate the prison overpopulation problem? Tom Ashbrook: What do you mean? Caller: If there's over 10 percent unemployment, I don't think American prisons handle that many people can they? Host: Will people have to steal to pay their healthcare? What are you saying? Caller: If they fail to meet the mandate they get thrown in prison. Host: He's only half facetious, I think. This will be a real requirement. What happens if people can't or don't...
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • Cap And trade For Babies: One Child Policy Coming to USA? (Limbaugh/IBD)

    10/20/2009 6:47:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies · 1,661+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 20, 2009 | rush Limbaugh/ IBD
    This is an editorial here from the Investor's Business Daily: "Cap-and-Trade for Babies." It's coming, folks. They're going to offer young couples carbon credits for only having one child. The theory is that human beings are polluting and destroying the planet. Now, Paul Ehrlich wrote about this back in the seventies in The Population Bomb. It's been totally disapproved, discredited. This has been part of the militant environmental extreme for years, and here now the people who can make it a reality are running the country... But like everything else in the militant environmentalist wacko community, I believe this is...
  • Cap-And-Trade For Babies? Holdren, Cal Your Office)

    10/19/2009 8:01:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 760+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD Editorial staffl
    Earth: An environmental writer mainstreams an idea floating around the green fringe — save the earth by population control and give carbon credits to one-child families. Are we threatened by the patter of little carbon footprints? New York Times environmental writer Andrew Revkin participated in an Oct. 14 panel discussion on climate change with other media pundits titled "Covering Climate: What's Population Got To Do With It?" People who need people they are not. In a recently rediscovered book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with Malthus fans Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Holdren wrote that families "contribute to general social deterioration...
  • Obama's Science Czar Considered Forced Abortions, Sterilization as Population Growth Solutions

    07/21/2009 11:27:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 1,181+ views
    Obama's Science Czar Considered Forced Abortions, Sterilization as Population Growth Solutions John Holdren, director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, considered compulsory abortions and other Draconian measures to shrink the human population in a 1977 science textbook. By Joseph Abrams FOXNews.com Tuesday, July 21, 2009 President Obama's "science czar," Paul Holdren, once floated the idea of forced abortions, "compulsory sterilization," and the creation of a "Planetary Regime" that would oversee human population levels and control all natural resources as a means of protecting the planet -- controversial ideas his critics say should have been brought up...
  • Czar 54, Who Are You?

    07/20/2009 5:38:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,168+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: Our new science czar, John Holdren, once backed compulsory sterilization and forced abortion as part of a government population-control program. The only thing missing was a Soylent Green recipe.In April, President Obama declared that "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over." In everything from stem cell research to climate change and energy policy, reason and science would triumph. The problem is that what the Obama administration considers science, as exemplified by the choice of Holdren, is troubling. In a recently rediscovered 1977 book, "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," co-authored with doomsters Paul and Anne Ehrlich,...
  • John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save planet

    07/10/2009 9:48:47 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 232 replies · 7,486+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? Or both? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States'...
  • Obama's Science Czar: Forced abortions and mass sterilization needed to save the planet

    07/10/2009 9:34:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies · 1,496+ views
    Forced abortions. Mass sterilization. A "Planetary Regime" with the power of life and death over American citizens. The tyrannical fantasies of a madman? Or merely the opinions of the person now in control of science policy in the United States? These ideas (among many other equally horrifying recommendations) were put forth by John Holdren, whom Barack Obama has recently appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology -- informally known as the United States' Science Czar....
  • Ginsburg: I thought Roe was to rid undesirables

    07/08/2009 6:57:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 227 replies · 6,400+ views
    WND ^ | 7/8/09 | staff
    In an astonishing admission, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she was under the impression that legalizing abortion with the 1973 Roe. v. Wade case would eliminate undesirable members of the populace, or as she put it "populations that we don't want to have too many of." Her remarks, set to be published in the New York Times Magazine this Sunday but viewable online now, came in an in-depth interview with Emily Bazelon titled, "The Place of Women on the Court." (snip) Question: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the...
  • The Mission of Planned Parenthood, The Devaluation of Children: Impact on American Culture

    04/20/2009 12:07:23 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 5 replies · 345+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | April 20, 2009 | Mary Anne Hackett
    The Gift of Children by Mary Anne Hackett * I frequently give consideration to the problem in today’s anti-child society and how we might combat the terrible devaluation of children that is so prevalent in our country and worldwide. I believe that the attitudes we are witnessing are the result of the acceptance of contraception. With contraception, you remove God from your marriage and from your decision. People no longer consider what might please God, but rather what will please you. You begin to think you can decide when you will have a child, when a child fits into your...
  • Alternatives to Condoms: The Catholic Church and Contraceptives

    04/01/2009 8:48:37 AM PDT · by annalex · 20 replies · 678+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | April 1, 2009 - 12:00am | Dan DiLeo
    Alternatives to Condoms: The Catholic Church and Contraceptives By Dan DiLeo Created Apr 1 2009 - 12:00am Recently, Pope Benedict XVI made headlines by saying that condoms are an inappropriate and counter-productive solution to HIV/AIDS. Some have expanded on the implications of the Pope’s comments and have considered Church teaching on contraception in light of overpopulation. However, many understand what the Catholic Church says regarding contraception, but few understand why it says it. As such, I now offer this information, assuming that overpopulation is a problem. It is my hope that, whatever moral view you ultimately take, you at least...
  • Earth population 'exceeds limits'

    03/31/2009 12:43:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 100 replies · 2,005+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | March 31, 2009 | Steven Duke
    There are already too many people living on Planet Earth, according to one of most influential science advisors in the US government. Nina Fedoroff told the BBC One Planet programme that humans had exceeded the Earth's "limits of sustainability". Dr Fedoroff has been the science and technology advisor to the US secretary of state since 2007, initially working with Condoleezza Rice. Under the new Obama administration, she now advises Hillary Clinton. "We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people," Dr Fedoroff said, stressing the need for humans to...
  • The Return of Patriarchy (population is the topic)

    03/18/2009 12:16:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies · 531+ views
    New America Foundation ^ | March 1, 2006 | Phillip Longman
    Throughout the broad sweep of human history, there are many examples of people, or classes of people, who chose to avoid the costs of parenthood. Indeed, falling fertility is a recurring tendency of human civilization. Why then did humans not become extinct long ago? The short answer is patriarchy. Patriarchy does not simply mean that men rule. Indeed, it is a particular value system that not only requires men to marry but to marry a woman of proper station. It competes with many other male visions of the good life, and for that reason alone is prone to come in...
  • Two children should be limit, says green guru

    02/01/2009 3:52:17 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 74 replies · 1,713+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 1 Feb 2009 | Sarah-Kate Templeton
    COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned. Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. He says political leaders and green campaigners should stop dodging the issue of environmental harm caused by an expanding population. A report by the commission, to be published next month, will say that governments must reduce population growth through better family planning.
  • Nancy Pelosi is Right

    01/26/2009 4:37:27 PM PST · by Yaelle · 145 replies · 2,136+ views
    self | 01/26/09 | self
    While it may be very unpleasant for us to realize that lowering the number of helpless people dependent on hardworking Americans for their survival will help our economy get back on the right track, Nancy Pelosi has a solid point about salvation through contraception. Still, can we dare to insist that people refrain from bringing new life into the world? Young people crave becoming parents. Working hard to support their babies is not drudgery for most young parents; indeed, it's a labor of love. And, notwithstanding, most contraception devices fail at least 20% of the time, and abortion is abhorrent...
  • Why They Hate Her (Four Reasons The Deranged Left Hates Sarah Pallin Alert)

    09/04/2008 5:56:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies · 942+ views
    First Things ^ | 9/04/2008 | Jonathan V. Last
    There are reasonable criticisms that can be made of Sarah Palin, both as governor and a vice presidential selection. Yet little of what we have seen in the last six days has been either reasonable or critical (in the traditional sense of the word). Instead, much of the left and many in the media simply lashed out at Palin, particularly at her family. And not only the fringiest parts of the political fringe: A writer at the Washington Post attacked Palin for the fact that her seventeen-year-old daughter was going to have a baby. A writer for The Atlantic openly...
  • Overpopulation

    06/09/2008 3:58:56 PM PDT · by frencle · 115 replies · 703+ views
    june9, 2008 | Galen Lutz
    The only truly critical factor affecting the earth is overpopulation. To make things it is an ignored topic because of political correctness. We will rid the earth of all its resources, and thereby eliminate humanity.