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  • Help needed: Age distribution of Black Population in Wisconsin

    09/07/2014 7:33:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am working on an article where I need age distribution of Black males in Wisconsin. I need the number of Black males in Wisconsin 15-35 years old in 2010. 2010 is a census year, so you would think it would be easy to find, but I have not found it so far. I have found a reference for the national figures in wikipedia, but not for the state figures. Any help would be appreciated. I would also like the numbers for Hispanics of the same age and sex in 2010 in Wisconsin. I have estimates based on percent of...
  • Ebola patients flee armed attack on Liberian isolation ward

    08/17/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Sam Webb for MailOnline
    Armed men attacked an Ebola isolation ward in the Liberian capital Monrovia overnight, prompting 29 patients to flee the facility, witnesses said Sunday. 'They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled,' said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams. Meanwhile, a Nigerian man was today at the centre of an Ebola health scare on the Spanish Costas, which contains an estimated British population of more than 82,000.
  • Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

    07/30/2014 4:25:30 PM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/30/14 | Paul Bedard
    A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast. According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants... ... "Our nation is already vastly overpopulated,” said Mann. “The evidence is all around us: Millions are out of work, schools and hospitals are overcrowded, our natural resources are dwindling, pollution is increasing,...
  • Insightful look down the road concerning illegal immigration.

    07/10/2014 4:48:56 PM PDT · by goodtomato · 14 replies
    Illegal immigration will add 100 million people to the US population by 2035, with the population rising to 438 million by 2050. The US continues to take in 1.1 million legal immigrants yearly, and that's not even counting the illegals. If we continue on this path, it's like doubeling the size of America's most populated cities, with New York going from 8 milliom to 16 million. Chicago going from 6 to 12 million. Do you see jobs, water, food, housing for all of these people? SECURE THE BORDER!
  • US fertility rate hits all-time low

    07/01/2014 3:26:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    Life News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fertility rates in the United States are plummeting, driven primarily by non-Hispanic white women and Hispanic women who are bearing fewer children. In a report released on Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that non-Hispanic white Americans are dying at a faster rate than they are being born for the second time in American history. Hispanic women are having fewer children, partially due to how economic weakness has slowed immigration. Hispanics and whites make up approximately 80 percent of the nation's population, and their childbearing patterns weigh heavily on the nation's overall picture. Hispanics have seen their...
  • Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change

    06/29/2014 4:26:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/29/14 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO, (Reuters) - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday. The report urged governments to list the birds as endangered, even though populations in 45 known colonies were likely to rise slightly by 2050 before declining. Such a listing could impose restrictions on tourism and fishing companies. The study is the first to project the long-term outlook for Antarctica's largest penguins, which can grow 1.2 meters (four ft) tall, seeking to fill a gap...
  • Demographics favor the faithful

    06/09/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 6, 2014 | ERIC METAXAS
    June 5, 2014 (BreakPoint) - Every spring for the past 27 years, writers and other intellectuals have gathered in the Welsh town of Hay “to think about the world as it is,” “to imagine how it might be,” and to have a “big conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure.” This year, one of the featured speakers was Steve Jones, a geneticist at University College, London. Jones, who is an atheist, made headlines around Britain when he said that while “we atheists sometimes congratulate ourselves that the incidence of religious belief is going down,” atheism’s future is in doubt. That’s...
  • Women are having fewer kids, and demographers don't know why

    06/08/2014 3:07:35 AM PDT · by equalator · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-7-2014 | Joseph Lawler
    U.S. fertility is not recovering from the financial crisis — and demographers aren’t sure why. The fertility rate fell to a record low 62.9 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 2013, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The total number of births, at 3.96 million, inched up by a mere 4,000 from 2012, the first increase since the financial crisis. But the total fertility rate, or TFR, the average number of children a woman would have during her child-bearing years, fell to just 1.86, the lowest rate in 27 years. TFR is considered the best metric of...
  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • Immigration, America’s Advantage: The right immigrants replenish the nation with productive citizens

    04/25/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2014 | Lee Habeeb and Mike Leven
    It was the Inconvenient Truth of its day. The book was The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich, published in 1968. Ehrlich made some apocalyptic predictions about resource depletion and mass starvation resulting from population growth. A frightened public devoured the book. But Ehrlich got some things wrong. He didn’t factor into his thinking technological change and the growth of free enterprise around the world, both of which have done much to ameliorate global poverty and hunger. The biggest thing he got wrong, though, was that he failed to foresee this: The population is now shrinking in many parts of...
  • America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

    04/15/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/15/2014 | by Vince Calio
    The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immigrants than in years past, with net immigration down from nearly 1.2 million as of 2001 to 843,145 last year, but also the U.S.’s domestic birth rate has dropped to a multi-decade low. While the population of most of the country’s metro areas grew at a low pace in recent years, in a small number of metro areas the population actually shrank. Looking at the most recent years, the U.S. population rose by just...
  • 2013 Census Estimate - Florida Trails New York By Just 100,000 Residents

    03/13/2014 10:04:47 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | 13 March 2014
    New York: 19.6 million. Florida: 19.5 million. New York: 57.6% non-Hispanic white. Florida: 57.0% non-Hispanic white.
  • Aging America heading for disaster

    02/10/2014 8:02:48 AM PST · by Excellence · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    To really understand what’s going on with the American economy, don’t look at the headlines. Don’t look at the unemployment rate or the trade balance or the deficit. Don’t even look at what’s happening today at all: Look at what happened 46 years ago. And what happened then? Fewer Americas were being born, points out Harry S. Dent Jr. in “The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019” "Don’t blame politicians, the decline of manufacturing, education or cheap foreign imports for the economic stagnation that has already begun and will continue for many years....
  • RTW States Growing Twice as Fast as Forced Unionization States

    01/27/2014 12:40:54 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    There have been many studies debating the merits of right-to-work legislation. Because state economies are so large and complex, it is difficult to tease out exactly how much of an effect different policies can have. For example, consider that Michigan gains and loses approximately 800,000 jobs every year. In the past few decades, and certainly in the 10 years and since the national recession, low-tax, right-to work states have been gaining the most in population, jobs and income. Some economists attribute this at least partly to those policies while others claim different factors, like weather, family or college connections. Where...
  • Population declining in states with relatively high dependence on government

    01/16/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by relictele · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Michael Barone
    The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the new year. The headline from this year’s release is that population growth from July 2012 to July 2013 was 0.72 percent, lower than in the two preceding years and the lowest since the Great Depression 1930s. This reflects continuing low, below-replacement-rate birth rates and lower immigration than in 1982-2007. Net immigration from Mexico evidently continues to be zero. The nation's economy may be growing again, but Americans -- and potential Americans -- are not acting like it. There's a parallel here...
  • Demographics: Conservative States Have the Youngest Populations

    01/04/2014 12:43:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    An interesting footnote to all the stories about New York’s population growth decline is that its median age is fairly high. New York State ranks 30th in median age at 38. New York City’s median age is somewhat lower at 35.New York’s median age has been rising steadily due to low birth rates. In 1990, the city and the state had a median age below 34. Property taxes for the schools that attracted many residents upstate have helped price the area out raising its median age upstate while the local rust belt hasn’t exactly attracted workers in poorer areas.A...
  • Difficulty Adding Newborns to Obamacare Not a “Glitch” Says Sebelius

    01/04/2014 8:32:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    While admitting that the process for adding a new baby to a family's Affordable Care Act insurance coverage is “difficult,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius denied that it is yet another of a seemingly endless series of “glitches” to the program. “Though this may come as a shock to some, the world is over-populated,” Sebelius contended. “Adding more people is something we need to discourage. Since we cannot outright restrict family sizes like they do in China we have to make do with a 'second-best' policy. The annoyance and anxiety factors that attend the paperwork aspect of the...
  • The Suburbs Are the New Swing States

    12/02/2013 10:53:20 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | NOV 29, 2013 | RICHARD FLORIDA
    American politics turn on a now familiar set of categories: red states vs. blue states, rich states vs. poor states, Frostbelt vs. Sunbelt. But these generalizations mask deeper, less visible fissures in our political geography. We have written a great deal about the role of density in metropolitan voting patterns, highlighting the remarkably consistent and robust political red-to-blue tipping point that occurs when a metro reaches a density of roughly 800 residents per square mile. I took a deeper look at our emerging political geography in a recent feature for Politico magazine, where I argued that the suburbs have become...
  • Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

    09/05/2013 3:23:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-5-13 | Walter Hickey & Joe Weisenthal
    Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them. See link for list of names.
  • 'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013

    11/06/2013 5:47:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Rosstat recently released their latest batch of demographic statistics. Nothing particularly bizarre or unexpected happened, but the data show that births have held steady at their 2012 level while deaths have modestly decreased. This means that, if the trends from the January-September period are maintained for the entirety of 2013, Russia will record natural population growth of roughly 13,000, its first natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now in one sense natural growth of 13,000 out of a total population of 143,000,000 sounds puny and unimpressive. However, as I never tire of reminding people, it wasn’t...
  • Population Control Is Called Big Revenue Source in China

    09/27/2013 4:58:56 AM PDT · by rjbemsha · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26 Sep 2013 | Edward Wong
    BEIJING — Nineteen province-level governments in China collected a total of $2.7 billion in fines last year from parents who had violated family planning laws, which usually limit couples to one child, a lawyer who had requested the data said Thursday. The lawyer, Wu Youshui of Zhejiang Province, sent letters in July to 31 provincial governments asking officials to disclose how much they had collected in 2012 in family planning fines, referred to as “social support fees.” He said he suspected that the fines were a substantial source of revenue for governments in poor parts of China. Mr. Wu’s findings...
  • Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

    09/05/2013 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 34 replies
    Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Walter Hickey and Joe Weisenthal
    Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them. And here's the whole list of counties that are shaded in. Los Angeles County, CA Cook County, IL Harris County, TX Maricopa County, AZ San Diego County, CA Orange County, CA Miami-Dade County, FL Kings County, NY Dallas County, TX Queens County, NY (rest of list...
  • The Real Republican Adversary? Population Density

    09/04/2013 5:19:18 AM PDT · by M. Dodge Thomas · 26 replies
    Dave Troy Blog ^ | November 19th, 2012 | Dave Troy
    Curious about the correlation between population density and voting behavior, I began with analyzing the election results from the least and most dense counties and county equivalents. 98% of the 50 most dense counties voted Obama. 98% of the 50 least dense counties voted for Romney... At about 800 people per square mile, people switch from voting primarily Republican to voting primarily Democratic. Put another way, below 800 people per square mile, there is a 66% chance that you voted Republican. Above 800 people per square mile, there is a 66% chance that you voted Democrat. A 66% preference is...
  • In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents

    08/09/2013 7:43:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8-9-13 | William Wan
    PANJIN, China — It’s been 11 months, and Xu Min still rarely leaves the house. He spends his days on the couch in front of a TV, trying to block out memories of his dead son. He blames fate for the car accident that killed the 23-year-old in September. But for the loneliness that will haunt him and his wife the rest of their lives, Xu blames the Chinese government. China told the couple that they could have only one child and threatened to take away everything if they didn’t listen. They were good citizens, Xu said, “so for 20...
  • Samaria Leader: One Million 'Settlers' in 3 Years

    08/06/2013 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/13 | Gil Ronen
    The Head of the Samaria Regional Council, Gershon Mesika, said Tuesday that the latest statistics prove that the Jewish settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria cannot be undone. "The data that are published, again and again, give a clear picture that shows that the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria has passed the point of no return,” he said. "The population beyond the Green Line currently numbers over 730,000 Jewish citizens,” he noted. The “Green Line” refers to the 1949 armistice line, and the territories beyond it include parts of Jerusalem, as well as Judea and Samaria. "There are more...
  • Population Growth and Conservatism

    08/01/2013 7:33:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2013 | Sierra Rayne
    Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded (i.e., the rejection of Paul Ehrlich's "Population Bomb" hypothesis); and (2) more population growth equals larger economic markets, which is a good thing.  But population growth is not always supportive of true conservative principles, and the trends are heading in a problematic direction. The urban-rural vote split needs to be front-and-center in conservative political strategizing.  It is not working in our favor.  After the 2010 mid-term elections, The Economist magazine noted that "there's scarcely a major city in...
  • Study: 2.6 Billion of World Population Expected to Be Christian by 2020

    07/22/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/22/2013 | Jessica Martinez
    A new global Christianity report predicts that there will be 2.6 billion Christians by 2020, with most of the growth expected in the global South while Christianity continues to decline in the global North. The study conducted by U.S.-based Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary titled, "Christianity In Its Global Context, 1970-2010", offers a timely overview of the changing context of Christianity since 1970, while looking forward to 2020. The data in the study also details the religious and social contexts of each of the 21 United Nations regions and the changes that will...
  • China Downgraded to Lowest Human Trafficking Ranking

    06/20/2013 11:33:20 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | June 19, 2013 | Parameswaran Ponnudurai
    China was downgraded Wednesday to the lowest ranking in an annual U.S. survey of human trafficking across the globe, raising the prospect of rare sanctions from Washington. The U.S. State Department said China together with Russia and Uzbekistan have been dumped to the Tier-3 blacklist of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report after languishing on Tier-2 Watch List, the second lowest rank, for nearly a decade. They join the other countries that have been on the blacklist for years—North Korea, Syria, Zimbabwe, and Iran. In downgrading China, the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons cited an...
  • Hawaii has largest Asian, lowest white population among states

    06/14/2013 1:37:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | June 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    A state analysis of U.S. Census data released today shows Hawaii has by far the largest share of Asians and the smallest share of whites in any U.S. state's total population. The research division of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism said the data shows 56.9 percent of Hawaii's population identified as Asian, either alone or in combination with one or more races as of July 1 last year. That's by far the highest share of any state, with California ranked second at 15.8 percent. Despite a population of just under 1.4 million, Hawaii ranks fifth in the...
  • Disgusting news from China: Newborn Baby Flushed Alive Down Toilet – Video

    05/28/2013 9:25:54 AM PDT · by Ghost of Jesus Gil · 56 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | May 28, 2013 | VOR
    A newborn infant has been rescued from a toilet pipe in eastern China after being allegedly flushed down by his parents. Firefighters plucked the baby boy from a pipe section right under the toilet commode. The pipe was cut away piece by piece to reveal the screaming newborn, who was wedged in tight.
  • Russia's Population Isn't Shrinking (It's Growing Very, Very Slowly)

    On Thursday I had a chance to go to the Eurasia Foundation’s 20th anniversary gala (thanks Eurasia Foundation!) where I listened to a few very interesting speeches on Russia and the greater Eurasia region. One of these speeches was by Robert Zoellick, the former head of the World Bank and someone who is just a little bit more influential than your humble author. In the course of his remarks, which were primarily focused on the economic transformation that resulted from communism’s collapse, Zoellick made several offhand observations about how Russia’s population is collapsing, the death rate is rising, and alcoholism...
  • Japan leads the world in population collapse

    04/20/2013 3:49:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 19, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Japanese elderly now outnumber children. TOKYO, April 19, 2013 ( - Japan is seeing the most rapid decline in population of any country on earth, according to the World Population Data Sheet produced by the U.S. Population Reference Bureau. A newly released report on demographic trends by the Japanese government reveals that Japan's population continues to plummet, and that 2012 saw the biggest population drop since record-keeping began in the 1950s. On October 1, 2012, the country’s population was estimated at 127,515,000, down 0.22 percent from the previous year, said the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in a April 16 report....
  • Former UN Population Director has Great Plan for Destroying America (Over-Population)

    04/17/2013 9:50:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies ^ | Arpil 17, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Destroying America is big these days. Everyone wants to do it. Including retired UN bigwigs. Sure Obama is doing it pretty quickly, but what if we put the Destroy America bulldozer in gear and just rammed it forward while spouting absolutely insane ideas? To answer that question we have this proposal from the former director of the United Nations Population Division to make America the most populous country in the world. Sure you might be asking yourself, “Wait a minute. Is that a good thing. Why do we want to be the most populous country in the world?” But that’s...
  • George Will: Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants Necessary to 'Sustain the Welfare State'

    04/15/2013 1:46:13 AM PDT · by Bratch · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 14, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    On ABC's This Week Sunday, George Will made a comment about the need for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that is likely to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. "As the baby boomers retire, and as the birthrate declines, we need something to replenish the workforce to sustain the welfare state" (video follows with transcript and commentary):*NOTE: Video at link* JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: George, right to you. You heard a debate among Republicans on immigration. Which side should the Republican Party come down on? GEORGE WILL: Every conservative sympathizes with what Jeff Sessions was saying...
  • 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; Exceeds 3x Population of Chicago

    04/04/2013 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The number of American workers collecting federal disability payments climbed to yet another record of 8,853,614 in March, up from 8,840,427 in February, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. That means there are more than 3 times as many Americans taking disability payments as there are people living in the city of Chicago, which according to the Census Bureau has a population of 2,707,120. March was the 194th straight month that the number of American workers collecting federal disability payments increased. The last time the number of Americans collecting disability decreased was in January...
  • France Will Be 40 Percent Muslim in 2030

    03/04/2013 2:22:46 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 17 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 4 March 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Liberally translated from the French from Muslim Immigration to France. You won't Be Able to Say You didn't Know: In 1968 the French population was 49.7 million people. Muslims in France were 610,000 or 1.23% of the population. In 1988 the French population was 56 million. Muslims in France were 2,000,000 or 3.6% of the population. In 2009 the French population was 67 million. Muslims in France were 8,000,000 or 11.94%. These are official figures, which are likely to underestimate the real number of Muslims. France's Muslim population has been multiplying by at least 3.5 every 20 years since 1968. If this growth is not...
  • The Ignorance of Anti-human David Attenborough

    01/23/2013 10:45:30 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Liberal icon Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, "You're entitled to your own opinions, but you're not entitled to your own facts." But that was decades ago, and today more leftists than ever have graduated from confusion to delusion and believe they're entitled to their own fiction. A good example is naturalist David Attenborough, who recently complained that man is a plague upon our planet. He warns that our burgeoning population will ensure that we consume the world's resources like a sun-occluding swarm of high-tech locusts. Writes The Telegraph: "We are a plague on the Earth. It's coming home to roost...
  • Abortion Effect: U.S. Seeing Slowest Population Growth Since 1930

    01/01/2013 5:05:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies ^ | December 31, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    After almost 40 years of legalized abortions throughout the United States — and longer in states that okayed abortions pre-Roe — the U.S. population has been decimated to the point that the nation is seeing the lowest population growth since the 1930s.Abortion has destroyed not only one generation of Americans but a second as well — people who should be boosting the fertility rate in their childbearing years now who were victims of abortions in the 1970s and 1980s. In total, more than 55 million Americans are been victimized by abortions and millions more were never born because their parents...
  • The Demographic Cliff (Fiscal cliffs aren’t the only thing that menace America)

    12/21/2012 3:02:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/21/2012
    The New York Times has finally discovered that fiscal cliffs aren’t the only thing that menace the modern nation-state. There’s a demographic cliff, too. A couple weeks ago, the Times’s Ross Douthat wrote a column about America’s bleak demographic future and suggested that the reason we aren’t having enough babies is that we’ve become a decadent society. Douthat’s column touched off something of a firestorm on the left as liberal writers flipped out over the ideas that (1) There aren’t enough babies; (2) More babies would be a good thing; and (3) The dearth of babies suggests there might be...
  • Five reasons for Pro-Lifers (and all of humanity) to be OVER-JOYED in the 21st Century

    12/20/2012 9:07:09 PM PST · by dangus · 3 replies
    12-21-12 | Dangus
    NUMBER FIVE: Pro-abortion advocates insisted that illegal abortions were rampant throughout South America. They claimed 800,000 Mexican abortions per year. Then Mexico City legalized abortion, and anyone who has gotten illegal abortions in Mexico can travel there to get legal abortions. Only 14,000 have done so. That's 786,000, or 98%, fewer abortions than estimated. NUMBER FOUR: In 1995, the Beijing Conference on Women set as a goal increasing the global availability of abortion, to prevent the global population from increasing to 20 billion by 2050. The conference failed miserably at increasing abortion (see Happy News #1), but no worries: the...
  • Sometimes a Bang, Sometimes a Whimper [How nations die]

    12/03/2012 2:51:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 3, 2012 | Janice Fiamengo
    In the Judeo-Christian understanding, God is a being who loves humanity—even sinful and erring humanity—and creates an ordered world that we can know and harness for productive ends. This is a very different conception from the capricious and transcendent God of Islam, who cannot love because such would imply weakness or incompleteness. Muslims can be sure of heavenly reward only through dying to protect Islam from its enemies. Under Islam, human beings submit as a collectivity to Allah’s absolute power; in the Judeo-Christian tradition, in contrast, individuals have inalienable rights granted by a God who limits His own power in...
  • U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low. Decline Greatest Among Immigrants. Recession a Likely Factor.

    11/30/2012 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/30/2012 | Stephanie Czekalinski
    The U.S. birth rate dropped to its lowest level in more than 90 years, led by a drop among immigrants, according to a report data released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. In 2011, the overall birth rate was 63.2 per 1,000 women of childbearing age, the lowest since at least 1920, Pew reported, citing numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate reached 122.7 in 1957, the peak of the Baby Boom. After the mid-1970s, the birth rate stabilized at about 65 to 70 births per 1,000 women annually, until the beginning of the Great Recession....
  • Previously Unknown Population Explosion of Human Species 40,000 Years Ago --Discovered

    10/31/2012 1:10:13 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 10/30/12
    DNA sequencing of 36 complete Y chromosomes has uncovered a previously unknown population explosion that occurred 40 to 50 thousand years ago, between the first expansion of modern humans out of Africa 60 to 70 thousand years ago and the Neolithic expansions of people in several parts of the world starting 10 thousand years ago. This is the first time researchers have used the information from large-scale DNA sequencing to create an accurate family tree of the Y chromosome, from which the inferences about human population history could be made. "We have always considered the expansion of humans out of...
  • Professor wants to reduce human population by ‘controlling human fertility’

    09/19/2012 3:03:58 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 40 replies
    A professor at the University of California recently gave a middle school presentation in which he claimed the earth has “too many people” and proposed a reduction of the population through “vegetarianism” and “controlling human fertility.” Professor Richard Cardullo, a professor of biology at the University of California – Riverside (UCR), told a group of seventh grade students that the environment’s well-being was in jeopardy “if we don’t do anything about population.” “If we want to decrease our population, we can do it through any number of ways,” he said.
  • Op-Ed: Official Yesha Population Stats - Yossi Sarid Responds

    09/10/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/12 | Boruch Gordon
    The numbers which appear below in the Official Population Statistics of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), aka the West Bank, are not readily accessible to the general public. They come directly from the Population Registry of Israel's Interior Ministry and are painstakingly gathered and formulated by the office of Knesset Member Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz. The growing number of Jews in Judea and Samaria is getting the attention of influential people. Despite headlines of world leaders planning a Palestinian State on Jew-free turf, a slow and quiet Jewish population explosion there has already rendered these designs wholly unrealistic. As of June 30,...
  • The Population Control Holocaust

    07/20/2012 7:41:00 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Spring 2012 | Robert Zubrin
    There is a single ideological current running through a seemingly disparate collection of noxious modern political and scientific movements, ranging from militarism, imperialism, racism, xenophobia, and radical environmentalism, to socialism, Nazism, and totalitarian communism. This is the ideology of antihumanism: the belief that the human race is a horde of vermin whose unconstrained aspirations and appetites endanger the natural order, and that tyrannical measures are necessary to constrain humanity. The founding prophet of modern antihumanism is Thomas Malthus (1766-1834), who offered a pseudoscientific basis for the idea that human reproduction always outruns available resources. Following this pessimistic and inaccurate assessment...
  • People Matter - Robert Zubrin’s powerful critique of antihumanism

    06/23/2012 10:07:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 22 June 2012 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism, by Robert Zubrin (Encounter, 328 pp., $25.95) A ruling idea of the last two centuries has been materialism: the notion, as arch-materialist Daniel Dennett asserts, that “there is only one sort of stuff, namely matter—the physical stuff of physics, chemistry, and physiology—and the mind is somehow nothing but a physical phenomenon.” One consequence of this belief has been the rise of antihumanism—the stripping from people of their transcendent value and a reduction of them to mere things in the world to be studied, understood, reshaped—and ultimately...
  • The World as We Know It Is About to End, Say Some Really Frightened Scientists

    06/08/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 118 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jun 7, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare. The situation, said one scientist, “scares the hell out of me.” That would be James H. Brown, one of the authors of alarming paper published by Nature, talking to New York Times Green blogger Justin Gillis. Brown is not one of your everyday cranks predicting raptures and the end of days. He is a macroecologist at the University of New Mexico. And as The Atlantic's James Fallows, who...
  • America's 21st-Century Population Edge (The 21st century will still be the American Century)

    05/27/2012 6:05:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 05/24/2012 | Ben Wattenberg
    Look around you. For most nations of the world, birth and fertility rates have never fallen so far, so fast, so long, so surprisingly, all across the globe. Except for America. Seen globally, the population explosion—or what Stanford's Paul Ehrlich called "the population bomb" in the 1960s—is now stone-cold dead. The ramifications are enormous economically, geopolitically, culturally and personally. For one, the United States will become stronger than ever in the games nations play. Every other major modern nation and every developing country has low or falling birth rates. Japan and Poland see 1.3 children per woman, Brazil and China...
  • Incredible Shrinking Country (Japan faces swift demographic collapse)

    04/29/2012 8:46:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/28/2012 | By ROSS DOUTHAT
    “THE Children of Men,” P. D. James’s 1992 novel, is set in a future where the world’s male population has become infertile, and an aging Britain is adapting to the human race’s gradual extinction. Women push dolls in baby carriages. Families baptize kittens. There are state-run “national porn shops” to stimulate the flagging male libido. Suicide flourishes. Immigrants are welcomed as guest laborers but expelled once they become too old to work. The last children born on earth — the so-called “Omegas” — have grown up to be bored, arrogant, antisocial and destructive. James’s book, like most effective dystopias, worked...