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  • Census shows black population expanding in Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs

    03/11/2011 9:08:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 34 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 2/27/2011 | SELWYN CRAWFORD and MICHAEL E. YOUNG
    One of the most intriguing statistics in the 2010 census is the unprecedented movement of black families into homes and jobs in the suburban counties surrounding Dallas. In Collin and Denton counties, and in the suburbs of Dallas and Fort Worth, black growth rates soared by as much as 178 percent over the past decade Allen’s black population soared from 1,915 to 7,071, and the percentage of population almost doubled. Frisco’s black population grew even faster, to 8.1 percent of the population from 3.8 percent in 2000. In Dallas County, Cedar Hill now has a black majority at 51.9 percent...
  • Muslim population growing faster than others

    02/16/2011 1:37:58 PM PST · by americanophile · 10 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/28/2011 | Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post
    The world's Muslim population will grow at double the rate of non-Muslims over the next 20 years, according to a broad new demographic analysis that is likely to spark controversy in Europe and the United States. If current trends continue, the study found, the number of Muslims in the United States will more than double, from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030. The percentage of native-born Muslims in the United States is projected to rise from 35 percent today to 45 percent in 2030. The Future of the Global Muslim Population may be the first to attempt...
  • Among Nation’s Youngest, Analysis Finds Fewer Whites

    02/10/2011 9:34:25 AM PST · by triumphant values · 134 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 7, 2011 | Sabrina Tavernise
    WASHINGTON — Whites continued to decline as a share of the American population in 2009, and they now represent less than half of all 3-year-olds, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of census data released Monday. The country’s young population is more diverse than ever, with whites now in the minority in nursery schools, preschools and kindergartens in eight states — Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas — and the District of Columbia, according to William H. Frey, a demographer at Brookings. That was up from six states in 2000. “We are on our way to...
  • "FORTRESS EUROPE"?

    02/09/2011 10:56:57 PM PST · by JLS · 31 replies
    Steynonline ^ | 9 February 2011 | Mark Steyn
    The Guardian has a report from the Greek-Turkish frontier - or "Europe's border", as a German member of the 175-strong Frontex security team describes it: "In 2009 some 3,600 migrants managed to slip across the frontier not far from this market town; in 2010 that number shot up to 36,000, helping explain why Greece has become the favoured port of entry for 90% of illegals pouring into the EU. "They come at all hours of the night and day," said Orestiada's police chief, Giorgos Salamangas, in his icon-bedecked office. "And they're coming not just from the Middle East and Asia...
  • U.S. illegal immigrant population steady (Pew Hispanic Center study)

    02/01/2011 4:57:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/1/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    PHOENIX (Reuters) – The number of illegal immigrants in the United States leveled off at around 11 million last year, ending a two-year slide since the start of the recession, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study by the Pew Hispanic Center noted 11.2 million illegal immigrants living and working in the shadows in the United States in March 2010, virtually unchanged from a year earlier. The report, which drew on U.S. Census Bureau data, noted the number of illegal immigrants in the workforce remained steady at around 8 million. The leveling off last year followed a two-year...
  • Muslim Population to Double in U.S. by 2030, Report Projects

    01/30/2011 10:32:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2011 | Michelle Vu
    The Muslim population in the United States is projected to more than double by 2030, according to a new Pew Forum report. There are about 2.6 million Muslim adults and children in the United States (0.8 percent of the U.S. population) in 2010. That figure is expected to rise to 6.2 million (1.7 percent) in 2030, predicted the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life report released Thursday. Most of the growth will be due to immigration and higher birth rates among Muslims. Christians are, however, expected to still make up by far the majority of the population....
  • Bill Gates proposes universal ‘birth registry’ to help control population

    01/18/2011 1:21:19 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies
    LifeSite ^ | January 18, 2010 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Bill Gates speaks at the mHealth summit. WASHINGTON, DC, January 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the keynote address to the mHealth Summit held in November last year, Bill Gates introduced a plan to use cell phone technology to register every birth on the planet in a newborn vaccination database. Attributing the decline in the number of children who die before their fifth birthday from 20 million in 1960 to 8.5 million today to infant vaccination, Gates told the audience of more than 2,000 at the conference, “About one-third [of that improvement] is by increasing income. The majority has been through...
  • US equivalents (Which countries in the world match the US States in Population and GDP?)

    01/17/2011 7:35:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Economist ^ | 01/17/2011
    IT HAS long been true that California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis. But how do other American states compare with other countries? Taking the nearest equivalent country from 2009 data reveals some surprises. Who would have thought that, despite years of auto-industry hardship, the economy of Michigan is still the same size as Taiwan's? CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR INTERACTIVE MAP
  • Measures to Save Planet Debated

    01/16/2011 3:19:16 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessor David Shearman has proposed that parents be assessed a tax of $18,000 for each child they have. “Humans are the most ecologically damaging species on the planet,” Shearman asserted. “It follows that if we are to save the planet we must prune back the human population. Putting a tax on each new child that is born strikes me as a most humane way of pursuing this goal.” The Obama Administration’s Science Czar, John Holdren, took exception to the proposal calling it “a weak and attenuated measure. It would only affect...
  • The Muslim population has grown from 1.65 million to 2.87 million since 2001, say researchers. (UK)

    12/28/2010 3:12:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/28/10 | Damian Thompson
    There is a remarkable statistic in today’s main Daily Telegraph leader: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life estimates that there are 2,869,000 Muslims in Britain, an increase of 74 per cent on its previous figure of 1,647,000, which was based on the 2001 census. No demographic statistics are reliable in an era of open borders, but such an expansion is unprecedented. The figure of 2.87 million was first published by Pew in a little-noticed press release last September, announcing a report on Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe. The Pew Centre, based in Washington DC, is
  • State to State Migration Data (which states are gaining and losing population)

    12/27/2010 11:56:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 18+ views
    The results of the 2010 decennial count generated a lot of attention on television and online, in part because of the announcement of which states would be gaining or losing representation in Congress. The population trends that are driving reapportionment, however, have wider implications beyond how many members of Congress a state sends to Washington. With this calculator you can pick a state, a start date and an end date and the calculator will tell you how many people and how much income moved to and from that state, from and to every other state, in the time period you've...
  • Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 US Somalis live in Minnesota

    12/14/2010 1:16:40 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-14-10 | a[
    Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States live in Minnesota, although some activists claim there are more. The 1 in 3 estimate comes from new survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau's American Community Survey says there are about 25,000 people with Somali ancestry in Minnesota and about 85,700 in the United States. The other states with large Somali populations are Ohio, Washington and California, but their communities are much smaller than Minnesota's.
  • Media Mogul Urges Stringent Birth Control

    12/13/2010 9:15:49 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 December 2010 | John Semmens
    Media billionaire Ted Turner urged world leaders to impose a sort of “cap-and-trade” system for live births in order to reduce the global population. Under the Turner plan, each person would be entitled to participate in procreating one child. This right could be sold or used. “There are just too damn many people,” Turner complained. “Everywhere I go there are crowds of people. A person can’t get any solitude or privacy anymore. We can’t go on like this. We’ve got to put a lid on this thing before it’s too late.” Turner argued that making the procreative right transferable “would...
  • Ted Turner calls for global one-child policy like China’s

    12/06/2010 2:36:41 PM PST · by NYer · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2010 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Ted Turner CANCUN, Mexico, December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Media billionaire Ted Turner called on world leaders Sunday to institute an international one-child policy akin to that being enforced in China. The CNN founder said that under this scheme the world’s poor could sell their fertility rights and thereby profit from avoiding procreation, reports the Globe and Mail. Radical solutions are needed, he said, because of the environmental crisis facing the planet.  “If we’re going to be here [as a species] 5,000 years from now, we’re not going to do it with seven billion people,” he explained. China’s coercive...
  • Russia considers biggest population redistribution since Stalin

    Under the plans, which were leaked to the daily Vedomosti newspaper, the majority of Russia's 141 million-strong population would be concentrated in just twenty urban centres rather than sparsely spread out over one fifth of the earth's surface as is now the case. At the moment, ninety per cent of Russia's towns are relatively small with a population of 100,000 people or less, many of them in remote locations. The leaked plan said such places had "no future" and were not worth developing. Instead, it proposed relocating people to twenty giant agglomerations where Russia's main natural resources such as oil...
  • Putin's Baby Boom Spurs Importers

    11/04/2010 7:19:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 26 October 2010 | Derek Andersen A baby going for a ride in a city park. Sales of children’s goods like his carriage
    A baby going for a ride in a city park. Sales of children’s goods like his carriage are soaring as the birthrate rises. Thanks to a demographic blip and some help from the state, the birthrate is rising in Russia, and the market for children's products is following suit, with imports playing the dominant role. The market is growing by 15 percent a year, said Antonina Tsitsulina, president of the Children's Goods Industry Enterprises Association. Imports account for 65 percent of all sales, while the biggest overall segment is clothes and shoes, which make up 44 percent of total sales....
  • The 40-Year Food Outlook

    10/27/2010 3:05:43 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 10-27-2010 | Addison Wiggin
    The 40-Year Food Outlook By Addison Wiggin 10/27/10 Baltimore, Maryland – The short-term (1-3 year) outlook for agricultural commodities is bullish enough. When you start looking out decades, the picture becomes one of an epic bull market. Feast on the following highlights from an August report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, working with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development… * World population will grow 2.3 billion by 2050, to over 9 billion * Nearly all this growth will come in developing countries * This population growth will require a 70% increase in global food production *...
  • Russia's Jewish Population Fading Away?

    10/25/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 10/25/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Jewish population is slowly disappearing in Russia, with a demographic expert predicting as much as a 25 percent drop in the latest census figures. The vast majority of Jewish children are the offspring of mixed marriages. Mark Kupovetsky, a specialist on Russian Jewish demography, told the RIA Novosti news agency in Moscow last week that he estimated current figures would show up to 60,000 fewer Jews than were found during the 2002 census.
  • 10:10 No Pressure Movie Taken Down After Complaints (Al Gores Friends)

    10/03/2010 4:34:49 PM PDT · by jroneil · 28 replies
    Now Public ^ | 10/1/2010 | Amy Judd
    The 10:10 Climate Change Campaign in the UK Released Their 'No Pressure' Campaign Video, But Had to Remove it After Violence Complaints
  • Demography and Economic Destiny (Global crisis about ageing economies and not enough kids -- really)

    09/30/2010 9:29:58 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    BigQuestionsOnline ^ | August 17, 2010 | Phillip Longman
    One day in 1999, I went to visit the billionaire financier Peter G. Peterson in his office high above Park Avenue. In those days, Peterson surveyed a city booming with leveraged deals and paper profits that hourly added to his wealth. Yet he was worried about the future. He warned of a world going gray and predicted that the aging population of the industrial world, particularly in Europe, would tank the era of prosperity then being called “the long boom.” As I quoted him back then in a cover story for U.S. News and World Report: “The scenario I see...
  • (CA GOP) Whitman Tops Bloomberg's Personal Spending

    09/15/2010 6:29:10 PM PDT · by bd476 · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 | By Stu Woo
    Move aside, Michael Bloomberg. California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has just surpassed your record in personal spending on an election. After giving her campaign another $15 million Tuesday, the Republican former eBay Inc. chief executive has now spent $119 million in the Golden State race. (You can view her campaign-finance records here.) Bloomberg spent $110 million of his own money to win a third term as New York City’s mayor last year. Whitman’s Democratic opponent, former California governor and current state attorney general Jerry Brown, has attacked the Republican’s lavishness. Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford said Whitman is running a...
  • The `Population Bomb` Has Fizzled

    09/01/2010 2:05:11 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies
    Gwinnett Gazette ^ | 8-30-10 | Harold Brown
    Predicted calamities are always the worst; until the future comes. Then, they don't show up, or they shrink to ordinary. Overpopulation is a prime example. Calamity resulting from too many of us has been the subject of countless prophecies, but those never came true. More humans are living on the planet now than ever and living better, rather than being starved and desperate.
  • Embrace Islam or leave Valley, Sikhs threatened

    08/20/2010 11:29:44 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 24 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 20 August, 2010 | The Times of India
    SRINAGAR: Sikhs in the Kashmir Valley have received anonymous letters from Islamic militants asking them to either embrace Islam and join the protests against civilian killings or pack up and leave the Valley. The 60,000-strong Sikh community is the single largest minority group in the Valley. An organisation of Kashmiri Sikhs said that several community members have received these letters. "Community members have received unsigned letters at various places," said All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (ASCC) coordinator Jagmohan Singh Raina. He said the community has decided to stay put and fight these "evil designs" at a meeting in Srinagar on...
  • Germany: Church Departures Only Climbed Slightly in 2009

    08/13/2010 12:13:50 AM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/12/2010 | Tancred
    Editor: The Traditionalists never left the Catholic Church, and it's Bishop Williamson who hasn't denied the Holocaust in Germany where it's a crime to speak one's mind. In any event, these figures for the Church are promising and show that the German people can, as many of them always have, think for themselves. This should also put a bit of a stopper on those Austrian Statistics indicating 100,000 departures. You look at this, after lifting of excommunications, the German Church was still growing. The numbers in departures are climbing only lightly despite the conflict concerning the SSPX: According to the...
  • 1-in-15 kids in U.S. has illegal immigrant parent, report says

    08/11/2010 12:07:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    azstarnet.com ^ | August 11, 2010 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — About one out of every 15 children in the United States was born to a family where at least one parent is in this country illegally, according to a new report today. And four out of five of them are “anchor babies,” the Pew Hispanic Center concluded. The figures, which the organization calculated based on 2009 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, are the best estimates to date of the scope of the issue which has resulted in calls to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny automatic citizenship to children solely by virtue of their birth within this country. That...
  • Today Russia, tomorrow the world

    08/10/2010 2:11:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 08/10/10 | Gwynne Dyer
    Today Russia, tomorrow the world August 10, 2010 Gwynne Dyer It cannot be proved that the wildfires now devastating western Russia are evidence of global warming. Once-in-a-century extreme weather events happen, on average, once a century. But the Russian response is precisely what you would expect when global warming really starts to bite: Moscow has just banned all grain exports for the rest of this year. At least 20 per cent of Russia’s wheat crop has already been destroyed by the drought, the extreme heat — around 40 degrees C (104F) for several weeks now — and the wildfires. The...
  • Population Needn’t Be a Bad Word

    08/04/2010 7:25:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Sify ^ | July 13, 2010 | Salil Jose
    Yet another World Population Day (July 11) has passed us by. Many eyebrows would be raised if I were to argue that our government should de-control population growth, just like how it decontrolled oil and gas prices. But it is high time we actually considered launching a procreation drive. We launched the population control programme decades ago to shape a ‘secure future’ for the country. The result: Thousands of nuclear families with one child each, children who don’t know the value of sharing. It’s time we encouraged bigger families, with many children. Before you start hurling stones at me for...
  • War of the Babies: When Modern Warfare and Demography Square Off, Demography Wins.

    07/28/2010 11:23:04 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 39 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | May 26, 2008 | Gary Brecher
    ...So there’s a shocking lesson that military buffs have been slow to face: military superiority doesn’t matter nearly as much right now as birthrate and sheer ruthless will. Ah, birth rate -- funny how it’s become such a taboo subject for both Left and Right. The Lefties wouldn’t dream of telling third-world people to limit their baby-making, and most right wingers can’t bring themselves to endorse birth control even if it could slow the destruction of their own countries. So birth rate is a weapon without a counter-weapon right now. So it tends to win.....
  • Whites in state 'below the replacement' level

    07/12/2010 7:02:12 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 91 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2010 | Justin Berton
    California's white population has declined since 2000 at an unprecedented rate, hastening the day when Hispanics will be the state's largest population group, according to newly released state figures. There were half a million fewer whites in California in 2008 than in 2000, a period when the state's overall population grew by 4 million to 38.1 million, according to a study released Thursday by the state Department of Finance. By 2008, whites made up 40 percent of Californians, down from 47 percent at the turn of the century. In 2000, Hispanics comprised 32 percent of the population; that number grew...
  • The New Demography of American Motherhood

    06/18/2010 5:57:39 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 1 replies · 185+ views
    ,Pew Research Center ^ | May 6, 2010 | Gretchen Livingston and D’Vera Cohn
    Marital Status: A record four-in-ten births (41%) were to unmarried women in 2008, including most births to women in their early 20s. In 1990, 28% of births were to unmarried women. The unmarried-mother share of births has increased most sharply for whites and Hispanics, although the highest share is for black women. The share of births to foreign-born mothers, 15% of U.S. births in 1990, has grown at least 60% through 2004. Births to foreign-born women in 2004 accounted for the majority of Hispanic (61%) and Asian (83%) births. According to Pew Research Center population projections, 82% of the nation's...
  • Census: Multiracial U.S. becoming even more diverse (minority population steadily rising !)

    06/12/2010 12:16:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 845+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/12/2010
    The minority population in the United States is steadily rising and makes up 35% of the total, advancing an unmistakable trend that could render them the new American majority by midcentury. New Census Bureau estimates for 2009 show that the minority population grew by 2.5%, boosted by a surge in births among Latinos and an increase in the number of people who describe themselves as multiracial. During this time, the white population remained flat, making up roughly 65% of the country (199.9 million people). In 2000, whites comprised 79% of the total population and minorities 21%. Four states -- Hawaii,...
  • Peter Singer: ‘Why Not Sterilize the Human Race into Extinction?’

    06/11/2010 9:28:12 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 75 replies · 1,380+ views
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 6/8/2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Singer explains Benatar’s antinatalist philosophy, which bases its moral framework by weighing the consequences of existence, in this way: “everyone will suffer to some extent, and if our species continues to reproduce, we can be sure that some future children will suffer severely. Hence continued reproduction will harm some children severely, and benefit none.” Singer then invites readers to engage in a thought experiment: "So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required — we could party our way into extinction!"
  • Whites in state 'below the replacement' level

    06/05/2010 10:41:01 AM PDT · by thecodont · 103 replies · 2,163+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Saturday, June 5, 2010 | Justin Berton, Chronicle Staff Writer
    California's white population has declined since 2000 at an unprecedented rate, hastening the day when Hispanics will be the state's largest population group, according to newly released state figures. There were half a million fewer whites in California in 2008 than in 2000, a period when the state's overall population grew by 4 million to 38.1 million, according to a study released Thursday by the state Department of Finance. By 2008, whites made up 40 percent of Californians, down from 47 percent at the turn of the century. In 2000, Hispanics comprised 32 percent of the population; that number grew...
  • Baby Gap: Germany's Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

    05/23/2010 4:27:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies · 1,587+ views
    Time ^ | May 23, 2010 | Tristana Moore
    Germany is shrinking — and fast. New figures released on May 17 show the birth rate in Europe's biggest economy has plummeted to a historic low, dropping to a level not seen since 1946. As demographers warn of the consequences of not making enough babies to replace and support an ageing population, the latest figures have triggered a bout of national soul-searching and cast a harsh light on Chancellor Angela Merkel's family policies.
  • Sobering Video demographic problem

    05/16/2010 3:12:34 PM PDT · by MsLady · 11 replies · 1,288+ views
    youtube video ^ | Sept. 10, 2009 | ?
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  • Jihad by the Numbers

    05/02/2010 1:54:20 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1 replies · 297+ views
    In his masterful second volume study of Hitler, Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis, Ian Kershaw discusses a phenomenon called "working towards the Führer," in which every Nazi Party organization, member and office automatically, with little or no prompting or prodding by Hitler or his inner circle, worked to realize the ends and policies articulated by Hitler before and after he rose to power in 1933. It was automatic, because to disagree with or have reservations about a single, even minor aspect of Nazi ideology was to court reprimand, censure, dismissal, or even death. Agreement with those ends and policies was nearly a...
  • Immigration Gumballs

    04/29/2010 8:41:33 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 2 replies · 338+ views
    YouTube ^ | Nov 02, 2006 | unknown
    An oldie but goodie, from 2006. I thought it might be time for a repeat. One of the best illustrations ever of the effects of unchecked immigration.
  • Russia Subtracted Most People; India Added Most

    04/23/2010 8:23:54 AM PDT · by mattstat · 4 replies · 281+ views
    In 2006, Russia lost 732,000 people. Don’t bother searching for them, because most of them were never born. Its neighbor Ukraine also misplaced 361,000 folk. On the other hand, Indians got busy: in 2006, they added just over 17 million new tax deductions. This beat China by a lot: through its enlightened mandatory abortion policy, China lagged about 10 million behind India, adding just 7 million. The USA did OK for itself, coming in at number four in the race to add mouths to feed, adding about 3 million. But countries in and around Eastern Europe—Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Moldova, Georgia,...
  • Israel's population 7.5 million

    04/18/2010 11:05:17 AM PDT · by Michel12 · 15 replies · 552+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 april 2010 | Jerusalem Post
    Israel's population numbers about 7,587,000, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday, the eve of Yom Haatzmaut 2010. The high figure was contrasted with the population of Israel in 1948, which stood at 806,000. Seventy-five percent of Israel's residents are Jews, while 20.5 percent are Arabs. During the past year, 159,000 babies were born and 37,000 Israelis died, 112 of them, soldiers and security personnel who were killed in the service of the state. 25,000 *olim arrived in the country, while 10,000 Israelis left. The population of Israel grew by 137,000 or about 1.8%. Over...
  • 3 must read articles regarding Israel.

    04/13/2010 1:12:37 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 6 replies · 436+ views
    The following article is a ** MUST READ ** for anyone who wants to know how public opinion against Israel is fed by the media and academia. Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini's article brilliantly demonstrates how the international community's slanted narrative -- which ignores Muslim and Arab violence against Muslims and Arabs -- does injustice to Israel, which is falsely painted as the ultimate source of all conflict and violence in the world today. http://www.mideasttruth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8877 http://www.mideasttruth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8878 http://www.mideasttruth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8894
  • Population expert sees dangers as U.S. birthrate falls below replacement

    04/08/2010 6:56:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies · 1,642+ views
    cna ^ | April 8, 2010
    Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2010 / 06:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. birthrate fell from 2007 to 2008 and is now below replacement rate. One population expert, noting that children are the “only future a country has,” warns that a scarcity of children condemns a country to stagnation, bankruptcy and eventually death.The U.S. National Vital Statistics Report for April 2010 shows that the U.S. birthrate fell two percent from 2007 to 2008. It is a drop below the replacement fertility rate of 2.1 children per woman.In 2008 there were 41.5 births per 1,000 teens aged 15 to 19, also a...
  • U.S. Population Estimate on Census Day/April Fools Day 308,984,705, Check back in December

    04/01/2010 9:52:42 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 6 replies · 570+ views
    Census Bureau ^ | April 1, 2010 | steelers6
    Hopefully everyone here only filled out question 1, the population in 2000 was 281,426,000. We'll see how much Obama inflates the numbers even though it's supposed to be an actual count.
  • Over Half of Italian Families Childless: Report

    03/25/2010 4:50:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies · 1,196+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 24, 2010 | Hilary White
    ROME, March 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report issued Tuesday has revealed that 53.4 per cent of Italian families have no children. The report said that 21.9 per cent of households have only one child and just 19 per cent have two. While mass immigration contributes to Italy’s population growth, the country’s rock-bottom fertility rate of 1.31 children born per woman has resulted in a largely childless and aging nation. The report was compiled by the Milan-based International Center for Family Studies that identified the reason for Italians’ reluctance to procreate as “economic reasons.” 19.5 per cent of families...
  • Whites Moving Closer To Minority Status In U.S.

    03/10/2010 4:56:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies · 1,510+ views
    CBS 3 ^ | 3/10/10
    Whites Moving Closer To Minority Status In U.S.Demographers Say 48 Percent Of Kids Born In 2008 Were Minorities, And This Year Could Be The "Tipping Point" Mar 10, 2010 7:00 am US/Eastern WASHINGTON (AP) - This could be the year that the number of babies born to minorities in America outnumbers babies born to whites. That's because immigration has boosted the number of Hispanic women in their prime childbearing years. Hispanic women have an average 2.99 children to 1.87 among white women. In 2008, 48 percent of the children born in the U.S. were minorities. Sociology professor Kenneth Johnson of...
  • The Bankrupt PIGS of Europe

    02/10/2010 12:46:28 AM PST · by Hieronymus · 3 replies · 652+ views
    Human Events ^ | Pat Buchanan
    They are called the PIGS -- Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain. What they have in common is that all are facing deficits and debts that could bring on national defaults and break up the European Union. What brought the PIGS to the edge of the abyss? All are neo-socialist states that provide welfare for poor people, generous unemployment, universal health care, early retirement and comfortable pensions. Most consume 40 percent to 50 percent of their gross domestic product annually, a crushing burden on the private sector. Dying populations is a second cause. -------------------------------------------- In Western Europe, the passing of the native-born...
  • Ageing Australia unveils plan to defuse time-bomb

    02/06/2010 11:06:40 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies · 397+ views
    AFP ^ | 1 February, 2010 | AFP
    SYDNEY — Australia on Monday unveiled a 43 million dollar (38 million US) plan to keep older people in the workforce, as it strives to ward off an economic slowdown expected as the growing population ages. Treasurer Wayne Swan said Australia's population was expected to rise by 14 million to 36 million by 2050 with a much higher proportion aged 65 or over, leaving fewer workers as health costs soar. "If we are going to get to the point where there is going to be 2.7 working Australians for every person aged over 65, not five as there currently are,...
  • Malthus Was Wrong, But Not Why You Think

    02/03/2010 6:34:47 AM PST · by mattstat · 5 replies · 239+ views
    But Malthus was wrong about our species, and exactly in the opposite direction you commonly hear. Man has not bred up to the point that he can be supported by the available food supply. Man does not follow the strict theory of evolution. NOTE: this does not imply that that theory is wrong overall; merely that it is incomplete with respect to our species; e.g., strict Darwinan “selfish genes” theory does not sufficiently explain abortion, altruism, and adoption, to name just the As. In fact, mankind has turned out to be quite a slacker, survival-of-the-fittest-wise. As things get better, we...
  • IN HEAVILY TAXED STATES, PEOPLE VOTE WITH THEIR FEET

    01/20/2010 2:48:23 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 560+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 1/20/10 | Kevin Price
    Major news sources like to monitor migration trends among states. The Census Bureau has been watching these trends also and what you find "between the lines," is really quite interesting. The fastest growing states for population are (in order) Wyoming, Utah, Texas, Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. There are several unique characteristics about these population shifts:
  • Russia says population up for first year since 1995

    01/19/2010 12:48:44 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 8 replies · 498+ views
    Reuters India ^ | January 19, 2010 | Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has registered the first population increase since the chaotic years which followed the fall of the Soviet Union, bucking a long-term decline that has dampened economic growth projections, officials said on Tuesday. Russia's population increased by between 15,000 and 25,000 to more than 141.9 million in 2009, the first annual increase since 1995, Health Minister Tatyana Golikova told a meeting in the Kremlin with President Dmitry Medvedev. The rise was helped by a 4 percent decline in mortality rates and an influx of immigrants, mostly from the former republics of the former Soviet Union, Golikova said....
  • EWTN Live - Wednesday 8pm - Steve Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute

    01/13/2010 3:58:50 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 277+ views
    EWTN ^ | Januay 13, 2010 | Fr. Mitch Pacwa
    January 13 Steve Mosher Population Control Steven W. Mosher is an internationally recognized authority on China and population issues, as well as an acclaimed author, speaker. He has worked tirelessly since 1979 to fight coercive population control programs and has helped hundreds of thousands of women and families worldwide over the years. In 1979, Steven was the first American social scientist to visit mainland China. He was invited there by the Chinese government, where he had access to government documents and actually witnessed women bring forced to have abortions under the new “one-child policy.” Mr. Mosher was a pro-choice...