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  • Planned Parenthood official resigns over racist statements

    08/18/2014 7:29:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Any distrust Women of Color felt toward Planned Parenthood was kept out of the public eye until July 28, when the abortion giant blew any remaining shreds of good will. It was on that day a story Planned Parenthood shopped to the New York Times was published, within which Planned Parenthood failed to give WOC credit for the concept of “reproductive justice” and submitted names of only white female leaders of the abortion lobby to interview – seven to be exact – but no WOC. Enter into the fracas Melissa Flourney, pictured right, Louisiana State Director for Planned Parenthood Gulf...
  • PIV is always rape, ok? (Idiocy. Pure and simple.)

    08/06/2014 5:14:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    witchwind.wordpress.com ^ | 12-15-2013 | witchwind
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...
  • Europeans ‘will die out’ without migration (Start Loading the Trains)

    07/15/2014 3:36:32 PM PDT · by equalator · 49 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | 7-12-2014 | Ann Cahill
    The number of babies born is exceeded by the number of deaths, and any growth last year in the EU was accounted for by migrants. In just 15 years, half of Europeans will be over the age of 65 years and the numbers under 45 will drop by a quarter. This means that countries will not be able to afford their health and pension systems unless there is an influx of new workers, according to the report published by the migration policy centre in the European University in Florence.
  • A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control

    07/09/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Richard Dawkins Foundation ^ | July 8, 2014 | Gwen Kinkead
    The hunt for a perfect contraceptive has gone on for millennia. A new candidate is now on the horizon: a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control and that is designed to last up to 16 years. If it passes safety and efficacy tests, the device would be more convenient for many women because, unlike existing contraceptive implants, it can be deactivated without a trip to the clinic and an outpatient procedure, and it would last nearly half their reproductive life. Developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin pre-clinical testing next...
  • Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus

    Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a technique called reverse genetics to build the virus from fragments of wild bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily from one animal to another. "The work they are doing is absolutely crazy. The whole thing is exceedingly dangerous," said Lord May, the former President of the Royal Society and one time chief science adviser to...
  • Al Gore once again suggests ‘fertility management’ to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore’s comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to “eco-imperialism.” “Gore’s agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control,” Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • ‘Who should survive?’: Common Core assignment mixes race, religion and lifeboats

    10/19/2013 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/19/2013 | Twitchy
    Here’s another bizarre school assignment to add to the pile, courtesy of Wisconsin-based talk show host Vicki McKenna. Students are asked to work in groups to choose seven people to save from a shipwreck. To help in their decision, they are given some rudimentary information about each passenger, such as race and religious views. Mr. Blake, for example, is a Mormon who “sympathizes with anti-black views,” while Mr. Newton is a “black power advocated” [sic] who is “suspected of homosexual activity.” You can see the educational value, especially when you take into account Father Frans, a priest who is “often...
  • Could you eat test-tube meat?

    07/30/2013 1:39:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/30/2013
    It was Winston Churchill, of all people, who predicted the ultimate culinary revolution. Way back in 1932, he stated that: “Fifty years hence, we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order eat the breast or the wing, by growing these parts separately in a suitable medium.” It has taken a few decades longer than Churchill imagined, but his prediction might just be coming true – and not before time. Humans now kill about 1,600 birds and mammals every second for food, and that number will grow hugely as the global population – currently 7.1 billion –...
  • Free Sterilizations, Children and the Attack on Parental Authority

    03/25/2012 8:27:57 PM PDT · by cycjec · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Thinking Housewife ^ | March 22, 2012 | Janet Baird/Laura Wood
    JANET BAIRD writes: President Obama and the Department of Health and Inhuman Services, as you know, recently decreed that free sterilizations be available to all college-age women under Obamacare. But the truth is even more sinister. Note the wording of the HHS regulation. As reported at CNS news, ‘[a]ll Food and Drug Administration [(FDA)] approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity,’ as prescribed by a provider,” said the HHS description of the regulation. [emphasis added] This clause caught my eye, “for all women with reproductive capacity.” Have you thought about the...
  • Population control: the rich controlling the poor?

    10/27/2011 6:56:28 PM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | October 27, 2011 | Mike Gallagher
    As the world population reaches seven billion people, the BBC's Mike Gallagher asks whether efforts to control population have been, as some critics claim, a form of authoritarian control over the world's poorest citizens.> In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson warned that the US might be overwhelmed by desperate masses, and he made US foreign aid dependent on countries adopting family planning programmes. Other wealthy countries such as Japan, Sweden and the UK also began to devote large amounts of money to reducing Third World birth rates. > Meanwhile, Paul Ehrlich has also amended his view of the issue. If he...
  • With 7 billion on earth, a huge task before us

    10/17/2011 3:55:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon October 17, 2011 | Jeffrey D. Sachs
    As global population reaches 7 billion, Jeffrey Sachs says we must adopt sustainable technologies, achieve stable population. Just 12 years after the arrival of the 6 billionth individual on the planet in 1999, humanity will greet the 7 billionth arrival this month. The world population continues its rapid ascent, with roughly 75 million more births than deaths each year. The consequences of a world crowded with 7 billion people are enormous. And unless the world population stabilizes during the 21st century, the consequences for humanity could be grim. A rising population puts enormous pressures on a planet already plunging into...
  • LA TIMES: The world's biggest problem? Too many people.

    07/21/2011 12:12:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 21, 2011 | by: Mary Ellen Harte
    Our unsustainable population levels are depleting resources and denying a decent future to our descendants. We must stop the denial. A 2009 NPR story on U.S. pregnancies reported that half — yes, half — of all U.S. pregnancies are unintended. That's a lot of unintended consumers adding to our future climate change. And that's what the right calls the "liberal" side of the mass media. The politically conservative U.S. mass media cover unsustainable population levels even less. That pretty much reflects the appalling state of U.S. public education today on population. The U.S. approach to population issues across all levels...
  • NOAA Climate Scientist: “We Need to Do Whatever We Can to Reduce Population”

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

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

    09/01/2010 12:10:23 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 295 replies
    Save The Planet Protest ^ | 9-1-10 | James Lee
    [James Lee Demands as posted at http://www.savetheplanetprotest.com/] The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue...
  • 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!"
  • Eco-sex - How 'green' is your love life?

    03/24/2010 12:25:28 PM PDT · by Ro_Thunder · 39 replies · 1,158+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | Tue, Mar 23 2010 at 10:02 AM EST | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES — You drive a hybrid, eat organic, and are passionate about recycling. But how green is your love life? Think about those lovely Valentine's Day roses and the environmental costs of growing them and the carbon miles involved in flying them in from faraway lands. And what about used condoms, tossed into the toilet and making their way into sewers that perhaps pollute the ocean? If an ecologically sustainable life between the sheets hasn't crossed your mind, you're still a "total environmental neophyte," according to author Stefanie Iris Weiss.
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

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

    11/02/2009 1:16:05 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 23 replies · 1,517+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 2 Nov, 2009 | Mark Rahner
    Thanks for killing the planet, dog owners. Well, that's a rough paraphrase of a New Zealand study that claims a medium-size dog leaves a larger ecological footprint than an SUV. In "Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living," authors Robert and Brenda Vale argue that resources required to feed a dog — including the amount of land needed to feed the animals that go into its food — give it about twice the eco-footprint of, say, building and fueling a Toyota Land Cruiser. Noting that a cat's pawprint was roughly equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf's, "New...
  • Cap And trade For Babies: One Child Policy Coming to USA? (Limbaugh/IBD)

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

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

    07/29/2009 5:34:12 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 55 replies · 1,424+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 28, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized. “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.” Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and...
  • Obama's Science Czar Considered Forced Abortions, Sterilization as Population Growth Solutions

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

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

    07/15/2009 11:57:59 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 71 replies · 2,231+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-15-2009 | David Freddoso
    "As United States taxpayers know, income tax laws have long implicitly encouraged marriage and childbearing...Such a pronatalist bias of course is no longer appropriate. In countries that are affluent enough for the majority of citizens to pay taxes, tax laws could be adjusted to favor (instead of penalize) single people, working wives, and small families. Other tax measures might also include high marriage fees, taxes on luxury baby goods and toys, and removal of family allowances where they exist. Other possibilities include the limitation of maternal or educational benefits to two children per family."
  • Institute One Child Policy for a "Sustainable" Australia : Population Control Group

    04/24/2009 1:40:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 1,259+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/09 | Hilary White
    CANBERRA, April 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A population control pressure group has issued a call for the Australian government to institute a one-child policy to ensure the continent's environmental and economic "sustainability." Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) said this week that Australia's 22 million people must be reduced to 7 million and that restricting each couple to one baby, as China does, is "one way of assisting to reduce the population" and avoiding "environmental suicide." Speaking on the eve of Earth Day, the group's national president, Sandra Kanck, a former Democrat politician, said a one-child policy is "something we need to...
  • The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave In The Rocks?

    10/20/2008 10:23:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies · 918+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | October 5, 2008 | University of Leicester
    [The author] takes the perspective of alien explorers arriving on earth - their geologists study the layers of rock, using the many clues to piece together its history over several billion years... Dr Zalasiewicz said: "From the perspective of 100 million years in the future – a geologist's view – the reign of humans on Earth would seem very short: we would almost certainly have died out long before then. What footprint will we leave in the rocks? What would have become of our great cities, our roads and tunnels, our cars, our plastic cups in the far distant future?...
  • Disappearing babies

    06/30/2008 4:18:23 PM PDT · by SJackson · 107 replies · 324+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-30-08 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    There are four things in America for which there is little forgiveness. The first is killing your wife, as O.J. Simpson discovered. The second is allegations of child molestation, as Michael Jackson found. The third is being old, as John McCain is rapidly discovering. And the fourth is having too many children, as I have found. Looking down at primitives with "too many" children is one of the last acceptable prejudices in the West. With our ninth child expected imminently, God willing, I find myself pitied and pilloried wherever I go. "Wow, that's a lot of kids," is a refrain...
  • 300 Schools to Close in Ontario because of Birth Rate Crash

    04/26/2008 1:27:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies · 146+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thursday April 24, 2008 | Hilary White
    TORONTO, April 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Plummeting birth rates have resulted in the closure of over 300 schools in Ontario and half of the province's school boards have 90,000 fewer students than they did six years ago. 300 schools are slated to be closed in the province simply because there are not enough children to go into them according to a report by People for Education. "Much of the funding that school boards receive is based on numbers of students," the report said. "As a result, fewer students equals less funding, fewer programs and, in many cases, closing schools." The...
  • O... Little Town Of Public Housing? (Mark Steyn On Nativity Scenes And Demographic Winter Alert)

    12/15/2007 10:47:57 PM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 175+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/16/2007 | Mark Steyn
    This is the time of year, as Hillary Clinton once put it, when Christians celebrate “the birth of a homeless child” — or, in Al Gore’s words, “a homeless woman gave birth to a homeless child.” Just for the record, Jesus wasn’t “homeless.” He had a perfectly nice home back in Nazareth. But he happened to be born in Bethlehem. It was census time and Joseph was obliged to schlep halfway across the country to register in the town of his birth. Which is such an absurdly bureaucratic over-regulatory cockamamie Big Government nightmare it’s surely only a matter of time...
  • Children? Not If You Love The Planet (Mark Steyn Looks At Enviro Wackoism Gone Wild Alert)

    12/15/2007 7:39:54 AM PST · by goldstategop · 52 replies · 480+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/15/2007 | Mark Steyn
    As I say, the above demographic audit has become something of an annual tradition in this space. But here's something new that took hold in the year 2007: A radical antihumanism, long present just below the surface, bobbed up and became explicit and respectable. In Britain, the Optimum Population Trust said that "the biggest cause of climate change is climate changers – in other words, human beings," and professor John Guillebaud called on Britons to voluntarily reduce the number of children they have. "Every person who is born," says Toni Vernelli, "produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases and...
  • Woman Aborts Child To Help Save the Planet (Beyond Sick Alert!)

    11/25/2007 9:36:08 AM PST · by frogjerk · 59 replies · 169+ views
    Giving birth is a burden on the world. This is according to British born, Toni Vernelli, 35, who had an abortion 10 years ago to ensure her carbon footprint would be kept to a minimum, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported Sunday. Vernelli -- who works for an environmental charity -- was later sterilized to help "protect the planet", the Mail reported. "Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet," Vernelli told the Daily Mail, adding she believes bringing new life into the world only adds to the problem. The Mail also...
  • POPULATION Growth Will Be Our Undoing

    10/30/2007 3:33:45 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 138 replies · 606+ views
    newsmax ^ | October 25, 2007 | George Putnam
    It is this reporter's opinion that it is time to take another look at the population explosion. Are you aware that we are adding 1 billion people to the planet every 12 to 15 years? Brilliant author August Anson has written a compelling book with a strange name “Wecskaop,” an acronym for “What Every Citizen Should Know About Our Planet, A Planetary Handbook for the Times in Which We Live.” He offers a frightening story of the half century that lies ahead, sobering statistics as humanity adds 1 billion people every 12 to 15 years. Anson offers an example: “If...
  • A Portrait of Europe's Aging Population

    10/12/2007 9:06:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies · 359+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | October 9, 2007 | Elitsa Vucheva
    There are currently more elderly people than children living in the EU, as Europe's young population has decreased by 21 percent - or 23 million -- in 25 years, 10 percent of which in the last ten years alone. Only 16.2 percent of today's EU population is less than 14 years old, while one sixth (16.6 percent) is 65 years or more. In addition one out of every 25 EU citizens is over 80 years old. Italy has the least young people (14.2%) and one out of every five Italians is more than 65 years old. At the other end...
  • Paging Russia: Are you pregnant yet?

    10/04/2007 4:46:17 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 166+ views
    http://www.ellenbrewster.com ^ | September 30, 2007 | Ellen Makkai
    It’s been a few weeks since September 12th, so if your early-pregnancy test colors positive, go claim your car, fridge or computer. Russia ’s imploding population has birthed schemes to nudge couples to conceive. September 12th was proclaimed the Day of Conception in the Ulyanovsk region of Russia . Pairs who “give birth to a patriot” nine months later on June 12th, Russia Day, win cash, cars, and other goodies. Prizes to procreate - how grim. One would think making babies would be reward enough. But Russia’s population dearth reflects negative 21st Century attitudes toward children. Between poverty, immorality, avarice...
  • Women Without Children Stand By Choices

    07/18/2007 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Millee · 97 replies · 2,122+ views
    Internet Broadcast System ^ | 7/18/07 | McKenzie Weiby
    Most little girls play with dolls when they're young, miming the age-old role for women: marrying and building a family. And, for some, there is a stigma around women who don't want to have children. Old stories and fairy tales paint single women without children poorly -- as spinsters or witches. It seems odd that these stereotypes would continue to live today, suggests Madelyn Cain, author of "The Childless Revolution: What It Means To Be Childless Today." Making The Decision Despite the potential negative reaction from friends and families, many women, such as teacher Samantha Henderson, make the decision to...
  • Children 'bad for planet'

    05/12/2007 2:20:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies · 731+ views
    News Austrailia ^ | May 07, 2007 | Sarah-Kate Templeton
    HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank. The paper by the Optimum Population Trust will say that if couples had two children instead of three they could cut their family's carbon dioxide output by the equivalent of 620 return flights a year between London and New York. Full coverage: Climate change in-depth John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College...
  • Children 'bad for planet'

    05/07/2007 4:59:17 AM PDT · by freemike · 64 replies · 1,353+ views
    News.com.au ^ | May 07, 2007 | Sarah-Kate Templeton in London
    HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.
  • Cities at the tipping point - overpopulation destroying major U.S. cities.

    03/09/2007 8:38:29 AM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 156 replies · 2,856+ views
    March 6, 2007 | Joe Lynch
    Cities at the tipping point - overpopulation destroying major U.S. cities. Ref: https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/us.html Ref: http://www.carryingcapacity.org/ A common fallacy is to equate existing and seemingly open or "unused" spaces with the kind of resources and ecologically productive land needed to support human life under modern conditions. In fact, the criterion for determining whether a region is overpopulated is not land area, but carrying capacity. Carrying capacity refers to the number of individuals who can be supported in a given area within natural resource limits, and without degrading the natural social, cultural and economic environment for present and future generations. The carrying...
  • Childless: Some by Chance, Some by Choice

    11/28/2006 10:11:14 AM PST · by steve-b · 186 replies · 3,832+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/28/06 | Nancy Rome
    No, no, sorry. I don't have any . . ." Why does this always seem to be the first thing I'm asked? It takes my breath away, yet why do I feel the need to apologize for my reply? Looking vague and embarrassed, my questioner glances over my shoulder for someone else to talk to: someone with whom he or she has more in common, someone with children.... Just as some women talk of a visceral urge that propels them to have children, others speak of an equally visceral urge that propels them not to. Laurie, a transplanted southerner who...
  • Mark Steyn: Anybody Out There Seen My Book? You won't sell my book in Canada? Why, I'm flattered

    11/02/2006 1:22:31 PM PST · by quidnunc · 50 replies · 2,315+ views
    Maclean's ^ | November 2, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Some years ago, back when this here Internet thing that the kids are crazy over was brand new, I remember reading a piece about Amazon.com. And some fellow was wondering whether he should invest in Amazon.com. "No," said the big financial journalist, "you should be amazon.com." From the murky slough of my memory, this thought swam up to the surface for the first time in years. The other day my new book was published — as you may recall, if only because it was the cover story in Maclean's a couple of weeks back. Don't worry; lest you think this...
  • Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear - Mark Steyn

    10/22/2006 2:30:56 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 116 replies · 3,429+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 22, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear October 22, 2006 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist Last Tuesday morning, in a maternity ward somewhere in the United States, the 300 millionth American arrived. He or she got a marginally warmer welcome than Mark Foley turning up to hand out the prizes at junior high. One could have predicted the appalled editorials from European newspapers aghast at yet another addition to the swollen cohort of excess Americans consuming ever more of the planet's dwindling resources. And, when Canada's National Post announced "'Frightening' Surge Brings US To 300m People," you can...
  • Baby Three Hundred Million (Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer column)

    10/16/2006 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies · 979+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 10/13/2006 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Baby Three Hundred Million The US population is set to cross the 300 million mark next week, a sign that our population is prosperous not only in dollars but also in people. But instead of celebrating, many Americans will look at their kids, nervously wondering whether they are contributing to the inevitable downfall of civilization that we've been told will follow as our population grows. You see, we have been indoctrinated to think that more babies are a bad thing, especially if those babies may not have pre-paid college tuition accounts while in utero. Because of our anti-baby bias, Americans,...
  • Should Catholic Still Have Large Families?

    10/11/2006 9:40:43 AM PDT · by Balt · 39 replies · 876+ views
    I suppose it was predictable: as the population of the United States gets ready to cruise past the 300,000,000 mark, the fourth estate is already rolling out its big guns for a left flank manuvuer against Catholic teaching and conservatism in general. And the call to arms is "The US is eating up the world!" Years ago, when there were still moms and pops taking some liberal ideas seriously around the kitchen table, blowing the over-population bugle could rally a fair number of troops, but not anymore. France is offering huge -- and I mean really HUGE -- personal tax...
  • American Evolution; As U.S. Population Reaches 300 million, The Midwest Vies for its Share of Growth

    10/08/2006 2:34:35 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 760+ views
    JSOnline ^ | October 7, 2006 | Bill Glauber
    It was Nov. 20, 1967. Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, and U.S. troops were in Vietnam. In Madison, 100 anti-war protesters paraded through a selective service office, while in Milwaukee - a brawny, bustling, blue-collar city - 1,500 employees ended an 11-week strike against Kearney & Trecker Corp. And at 11:03 a.m. in Atlanta's Crawford Long Hospital, a boy was born. But Robert Ken Woo Jr. wasn't just any baby. He was, according to Life magazine, the baby who pushed America's population to 200 million people. Woo is now 38, a Gen X-er, a fourth-generation Chinese-American and a...
  • Behind the baby gap lies a culture of contempt for parenthood (From the "Guardian", on top of it)

    03/09/2006 12:51:28 PM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 81 replies · 2,003+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 3/7/2006 | Madeline Bunting
    A seven-month pregnant woman - her belly vast - was at a supper with a friend. He, being of the family type, told her she was very lucky to be expecting a baby. He was the first person who had said such a thing, she told him. [snip] How is it that in cultures all over the world pregnancies prompt congratulations rather than anxious questions about childcare? How is it that in a culture equipped, materially and medically, to ease child-rearing, we are so reluctant to enjoy new life? [snip] The answer, I would argue, is that a bias against...
  • Babies Are No Longer Considered A Blessing

    03/09/2006 5:16:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 128 replies · 2,714+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | March 8, 2006 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy). Many of my friends didn’t seem all that happy for me. Sure, they went through the motions of smiles and congratulations. But it was evident that many thought me insane. Why would a young man and his wife ruin their lives with eight children? Who could afford the day-school bills? Didn’t we want to live life a little, and not just be burdened with kids? It got downright surreal when a European film company pressed me, while my wife...
  • South Korea: Lowest Birthrate in the World

    08/28/2006 7:16:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 946+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Monday August 28, 2006 | Peter J. Smith
    South Korea now claims the lowest birthrate in the world according to South Korea’s National Statistical Office, which confirms population data just released by an independent study. According to the Korean Herald, the National Statistical Office (NSO) has announced that the South Korea’s total fertility rate dropped to 1.08 last year, and reports the number of newborns has also dropped nearly 8 percent to 438,000. The fertility rate is the lowest in the world, and broke South Korea’s 2004 record of 1.16. The statistics confirm the ominous data released in the “2006 world census” on August 17 by the Population...
  • Overpopulation of Earth will make it unsustainable

    07/25/2006 5:12:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 107 replies · 1,900+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 7-25-06 | Bill Berry
    MELLEN - "There are too many people in the world. It's not sustainable." That is what the chairman of the Backwoods Anti-Social Social Club said. We were sitting in a little bar working on hamburgers thick enough to make the cholesterol count jump just by looking at them. The chairman was saying something he wished he had said at a recent conference on sustainability, but he's not the type to stand up in front of a crowd. He likes to work the edges and lead from behind, so to speak. Not being the religious sort, he has never been admonished...
  • Families Without Children - Report Reveals Changes in Attitudes Towards Kids

    07/22/2006 6:03:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 393 replies · 6,199+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 22, 2006
    PISCATAWAY, New Jersey, JULY 22, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Life without children is a growing social reality for an increasing number of American adults. This is the conclusion of the 2006 edition of "The State of Our Unions" report on marriage, released last week by the National Marriage Project. The project is based at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Up until recently, for most people, the greater part of adult life was spent with young children forming part of the household. A combination of marrying later, less children and longer life expectancy means, however, that a significantly greater part of...