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  • U.S. Immigrant Population At Its Highest Since 1920 As 13% Are Foreign-Born [Blame Both Parties!]

    05/11/2012 8:11:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 11, 2012 | EMILY ANNE EPSTEIN
    U.S. Immigrant Population At Its Highest Since 1920 As 13% Are Foreign-Born EMILY ANNE EPSTEIN 11 May 2012 According to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 40 million foreign-born people living in the country in 2010 - the highest percentage of the total population since 1920. Just a decade earlier, only 31 million people, or 11 per cent of the population, residing in the country were born elsewhere. While foreign-born residents resided in every state, more than half lived in just the 'gateway' states: California, New York, Texas and Florida. United: According to a new report...
  • Police Seize Over 300 Guns from Rockford Home

    08/12/2010 11:06:13 AM PDT · by crusadersoldier · 257 replies · 1+ views
    Police say a 67 year-old man owns the home and the weapons. He is a legally registered gun owner. "At the current time we're taking the firearms for safe keeping as evidence until we can further investigate this," says Deputy Chief Lindmark. Neighbors say even though the weapons may be legal, they still pose a security threat to their neighborhood. Woods' says, "Even if he's a registered gun owner or not, that just seems like its too many rifles."
  • Closing the 'baby gap'

    09/26/2007 5:26:29 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 53 replies · 115+ views
    LA Times ^ | 26 September 2007 | Barbara Crossette
    Industrialized nations fret about their declining population, but the more pressing problem is that developing nations can't control their growth. Anew divide is opening between shortsighted industrialized societies and the world's poorest countries. It's all about babies. In Japan, in Russia, in Germany and elsewhere in what development gurus like to call "the global North," panic has set in about fertility declines, and couples are exhorted to have and are rewarded for producing more children. Economic growth demands it. Bigger retirement bills come due every year as populations age. A shrinking labor force spells disaster. So fascinated are we in...
  • Bowl Pickoff - This postseason, which teams will pull a Boston?

    12/19/2005 1:17:38 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 44 replies · 357+ views
    SI.com ^ | 19 December 2005 | John Walters
    In 1986, the rock band Boston released its third album, Third Stage, which was the musical equivalent to Colorado's effort in the Big 12 Championship game a few weeks back. The '70s air-guitar heroes had released one of the greatest all-time debut albums in 1976 (Boston) and then followed it up two years later with a sophomore effort (Don't Look Back) that hadn't been equaled until Dwayne Jarrett's 4th-down catch in South Bend. But then the self-proclaimed "just another band out of Boston" took eight years off. And look what happened. Bowl teams can be like that. After taking as...
  • Commentary: One life lost is one too many

    10/28/2005 4:04:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 427+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | Sgt. Ken Hall
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 27, 2005) – With Americans killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom surpassing 2,000, many Americans feel we are crossing a solemn threshold. "Each loss of life is heartbreaking,” said President Bush Oct. 25 at an annual luncheon honoring military officers and their wives at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. “And the best way to honor the sacrifice of our fallen troops is to complete the mission and lay the foundation of peace by spreading freedom.” Heroes are more than numbers to those left behind. News headlines depict the number as a “milestone,” but this...
  • Commission Says Too Many Tax Breaks Exist (www.taxreformpanel.gov )

    04/24/2005 11:14:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 779+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/24/05 | Mary Dalrymple - AP
    WASHINGTON - As taxpayers recover from finishing their annual filing chores, a presidential commission studying the tax laws has reached the conclusion that there are just too many deductions and credits. Three credits and a deduction help taxpayers cut college costs. Special urban and rural tax zones encourage investment and job creation. Dozens of other tax benefits help families raise children and save for retirement, encourage adoption, nudge drivers toward hybrid cars and push businesses to invest in new equipment. "We have lost sight of the fact that the fundamental purpose of our tax system is to raise revenues to...
  • How Many U.S. Muslims?

    01/16/2005 12:39:06 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 55 replies · 2,097+ views
    http://www.danielpipes.org/pf.php?id=76 ^ | October 29, 2001 | by Daniel Pipes
    How many Muslims live in the United States? Until now, basically, no one has had any idea. By law, the U.S. Census cannot ask questions about religion. There are also plenty of other difficulties in coming up with a number, starting with the problem of defining who is a Muslim: Does one include non-standard believers like Louis Farrakhan and the Druze? Uncertainty has generated some wildly divergent numbers. A large 1990 demographic survey counted 1.3 million Muslims. In 1998, a Pakistani newspaper put the number at 12 million. Even the usually authoritative Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches found 527,000...
  • Jamestown Police confiscate 500 to 1,000 guns

    08/08/2004 2:03:04 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 73 replies · 2,303+ views
    WKBW-TV ^ | August 5, 2004
    In Jamestown, police say one resident had enough firepower in his house, to equip a small army. Officers confiscated somewhere between five hundred and a thousand guns from the home of 63-year-old Thad Schank. He faces a weapons possession charge. Police also say one of Schank's weapons was stolen a couple months ago, which means it's somewhere out on the streets. When police realized just how many guns Schank had, they decided to get them out of his home, so that no more guns would end up in the hands of criminals.