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  • Q Anon: (3/5/18) Continued from Friday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/05/2018 12:05:20 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,394 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread...
  • 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...
  • The INCREDIBLE SHRINKING Of Illinois: High Taxes And Low Economic Freedom Have Led To State Crisis

    01/24/2018 8:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/24/2018 | DEAN STANSEL AND ORPHE DIVOUNGUY
    Illinois has been losing population for four years. The state’s outmigration crisis is so bad that Illinois has dropped from the fifth-largest to the sixth-largest state, falling behind Pennsylvania. Since 2010, the Land of Lincoln lost a whopping 640,000 people on net to outmigration. The state is shrinking so rapidly that it’s at risk of losing a House seat. Illinois’s people problem is nothing to shrug off, because it indicates the state economy is on pace to continue its decline. And if nothing changes, people will just keep leaving. So what’s wrong with Illinois? Terrible economic policies. Illinois ranks near...
  • California Has the Most Foreign-Born Residents

    01/03/2018 4:34:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    SiliconValleyOneWorld ^ | April 20, 2016 | Sharon Simonson
    With 27 percent of California’s total population foreign-born — or not quite 10.5 million people — the state has more immigrants numerically than any other state and the greatest proportion of its total residents who are immigrants.One in five people (or nearly that many) living in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Nevada also are foreign-born. West Virginia has the lowest portion of foreign-born people at 1.4 percent of the state’s total 1.8 million residents, Pew reports.
  • Japan Births Plunge To Lowest Level Ever Recorded As “Celibacy Syndrome” Takes Its Toll

    12/24/2017 7:30:31 AM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    PhilStockWorld ^ | 12-24-2017
    Back in 2013 we asked "Why Have Young People In Japan Stopped Having Sex?" And while that might sound like nothing more than a clever headline intended for The Onion, it was prompted by a very serious survey conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association which found that 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 and 25% of men were "not interested in or despise sexual contact"…a growing trend that has revealed itself via the nation's persistently declining birth rates. In fact, "celibacy syndrome" has become of such great concern for the Japanese government that it is considered a bit of...
  • Egypt Struggles With ‘Catastrophic’ Population Growth

    12/22/2017 6:46:29 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Breibart ^ | 12-22-2017 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    CAIRO (AFP) — Ali Abdelaziz sees children as a “gift from God”, so much so that he has 10 of his own, even as Egypt’s government struggles to stem a “catastrophic” population boom. Abdelaziz works in the capital as a doorman, but his children stay in a village with their mother in the southern province of Minya where life is cheaper. Egypt’s overpopulation is adding pressure on the economy, already reeling from the political and security turmoil since the 2011 uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak. With 96 million inhabitants — and 9.4 million expatriates — the Arab world’s...
  • Illinois drops from the fifth-largest state to No. 6

    12/20/2017 5:54:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 20. 2017
    Illinois declined in population again in 2017, losing its spot as the fifth-largest state in the nation to Pennsylvania, according to census data released Wednesday. Illinois lost about 33,700 residents, dropping the total population to 12,802,023, the greatest numeric population loss of any state. Pennsylvania saw a slight increase, and with a total population of 12,805,537, has outranked Illinois for the first time in years, based on U.S. Census Bureau figures from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017. This is the fourth year in a row that Illinois’ population decreased, a troubling trend, according to William Frey, a demographer...
  • For the first time, there are more than 7 million of us in Arizona

    12/20/2017 6:18:24 PM PST · by Az Joe · 78 replies
    New Times ^ | 12/20/2017 | Ray Stern
    7,016,272 When I moved here in 1963 there were about 1.4 million people here and the state was ranked 34th in population. Now it's just north of 7 million and ranked 14th.
  • Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports

    12/20/2017 9:48:25 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 51 replies
    U.S. Census Bureau ^ | December 20, 2017 | U.S. Census Bureau
    Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports December 20, 2017 Release Number: CB17-210 Idaho in Nation's Fastest-Growing State DEC. 20, 2017 — Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released today. Following Idaho for the largest percentage increases in population were: Nevada (2.0 percent), Utah (1.9 percent), Washington (1.7 percent), and Florida along with Arizona (1.6 percent). “Domestic migration drove change in the two fastest-growing states, Idaho and Nevada,...
  • Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit

    03/25/2017 8:01:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Former president working with Eric Holder to focus on redistricting efforts A group backed by former President Barack Obama participated at a D.C. gathering of deep-pocketed progressive donors strategizing to "restore progressive government" and to ensure fair redistricting in upcoming years. The gathering, hosted by the dark money Democracy Alliance network, is part of the network's spring investment conference and national donor summit held in D.C to plot resistance against President Trump and Republicans. The summit consists of numerous panels and discussions with key Democratic groups and players. Kelly Ward, the executive director of the Obama-linked National Democratic Redistricting Committee...
  • Muslim Population In Europe To Triple By 2050, Even With ‘Zero Migration"

    11/30/2017 6:09:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    RT ^ | 11/30/17 | Fabrizio Bensch
    Europe’s Muslim population will multiply even if all migration stops permanently, a study has found. On the other hand, high migration sees predictions of some 76 million Muslims dwelling in Europe by 2050. A revealing survey by Pew Research Center, ‘Europe’s Growing Muslim Population’, looks at the future of the 25.8 million Muslims currently residing in European countries. Citing a comprehensive swath of data, it is an attempt to see how the size of Europe’s Muslim population may change in the coming decades, depending on levels of migration. All three scenarios – zero, moderate and high – considered by researchers...
  • Muslims to soon beat out Jews in U.S. population

    11/03/2017 11:33:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nOV. 1, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    There are about 3.35 million Muslims in the United States right now, according to recent Pew Research Center’s Factank figures. But by 2050, that particular population is projected to grow — from about 1 percent of the U.S. population to about 2.1 percent. If it does, that means America will be home to more Muslims than Jews. Just something to think about, post New York City terror attack — a terror attack that we now know was committed by a radicalized Muslim who professed allegiance to ISIS. President Donald Trump, in a tweet, wrote: “We must not allow ISIS to...
  • 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...
  • US immigration population hits record 60 million, 1-of-5 in nation

    10/16/2017 6:43:45 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/2017 | Paul Bedard
    A huge boom in immigration, legal and illegal, over the past 16 years has jumped the immigrant population to over 43 million in the United States, according to a new report. And when their U.S.-born children are added, the number grows to over 60 million, making the immigrant community nearly one-fifth of the nation's population, according to federal statistics reviewed by the Center for Immigration Studies. snip The new report does not break down the percentage of legal and illegal immigrants in the U.S., although there are an estimated 12 million undocumented aliens in the country. It found that since...
  • 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...
  • One billion people will be added to the world's population by 2030 and India will [tr]

    06/22/2017 6:19:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    The world's population will grow by a billion people in the next 13 years and will be almost 10billion by the time we reach 2050, the United Nations predicts. The current population of 7.6billion is expected to balloon in the coming decade, driven largely by high birth rates in Africa, according to a new UN report. India will surpass China as the most crowded inside the next seven years, while Nigeria will overtake the United States and become the world's third most populous country shortly before 2050, research suggests.
  • UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

    06/21/2017 9:52:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 21, 2017 11:04 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday. The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100. It said roughly 83 million people are added to the world’s population every year and the upward trend is expected to continue even with...
  • India's Population Already Overtaken China's: Chinese Demographer

    05/31/2017 10:31:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    IndiaToday ^ | 5/23 | Ananth Krishnan
    According to the demographer's numbers, India is now the world's most populous country, overtaking China five years ahead of forecasts.hina's population may be smaller than the official 1.37 billion figure and closer to around 1.29 billion people - less than India's population - according to an independent Chinese demographer. "China's real population may have been about 1.29 billion last year, 90 million fewer people than the official figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics," the South China Morning Post quoted Yi Fuxian, a scholar and demographer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as saying at a seminar in Peking University...
  • Baby dearth: why rich societies like Hong Kong are committing demographic suicide

    05/21/2017 9:37:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/21/2017 | N. Balakrishnan
    As a newly married man in Singapore many years ago, my hairdresser once asked me when my wife and I were going to have our first child. I replied, like many people do even today, that it was too expensive to have a child and to bring one up. He said that people who were earning a fraction of what we were and living in a one-room flat were still able to have two children and bring them up, and so could we. It is a truism that we put up with hardships to do things we want to do...
  • 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.”...