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  • The Stock Markets of the 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing (And the media is silent)

    09/28/2015 6:25:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 55 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 28 Sep 15 | MICHAEL SNYDER
    You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far, mainstream media in the United States are treating it like it isn't really a big deal.Over the last 60 days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock market decline since fall 2008, and yet most people still seem to think that this is just a temporary "bump in the road" and that the bull market will soon resume. Hopefully they are right.When the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 777 points on Sept. 29, 2008,...
  • The ĎI donítí generation: Over 30% of Millennials expected to remain single past age 40

    09/24/2015 1:03:20 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/23/2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    The average age of first marriage in the United States is 27, but that number may soon quickly rise, as young adults choose to delay marriage and many opt not to marry at all. A recent study by the Urban Institute has predicted that if current trends continue, more than 30 percent of so-called ďMillennialsĒ Ė defined by the studyís authors as young adults born between 1980 and 1990 Ė will still be unmarried at age 40. Thatís the highest percentage of any generation in recent history: Only 9 percent of female Baby Boomers and 18 percent of Gen X...
  • Time magazine: Why America is in decline [not for the reasons you'd expect]

    07/22/2015 7:13:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    My guess is most of us would agree that America seems to be in decline, but not for the reasons TIME magazine does. Much of the decline is centered in the politics and policies of the governing party.But TIME is pretty sure that, given the study that they cite, the reason is ‚Ķ capitalism. Here‚Äôs the ‚Äúit was great, but‚ÄĚ reason: ¬ďWe looked at very broad measures, and at individual measures, too,¬Ē said co-author Hershey H. Friedman, a business professor at Brooklyn College ¬Ė City University of New York. The most dangerous sign they saw: rising income and wealth...
  • NASCAR cuts ties with Trump over border wall

    07/06/2015 6:02:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 7/6/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Donald Trump Ė who rocked national headlines for saying Mexico mostly sends criminals across the border into America Ė has now lost a lucrative deal with NASCAR over comments he made about a recent murder suspect whoís also an illegal alien.
  • Germans donít think America stands for freedom anymore

    06/25/2015 10:07:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    WashPost ^ | 6-25-2015 | Adam Taylor
    To many, America is synonymous with freedom. The country dubbed itself the "land of the free" and, when trying to reclaim sliced and fried potatoes from the French, briefly attempted to rename "French fries" as "freedom fries." Yet America's global reputation for personal freedom has taken a beating over the last couple of years. Data from Pew Global Research suggests a dramatic fall in the number of people around the world who say the U.S. government respects the freedom of its people. The issue may be most stark in Germany. Back in 2013, a whopping 81 percent of Germans polled...
  • Of Course America Is Giving Up on Christianity ó We Gave Up on God Ages Ago

    05/18/2015 8:17:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/18/2015 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Christians decided going to church was enough, rather than advocating Christian morals and values. Jews decided even God wasn‚Äôt necessary.¬ó Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 12, 2015 If Ben Shapiro‚Äôs simply stated point isn‚Äôt enough to drive home the idea that the latest Pew survey on religious life in America reported absolutely nothing new, just check out one of the latest episodes of the Kardashians in which Kim Kardashian has to Google who baptized Jesus before concluding that she wanted to ‚Äúfind a guy named John‚ÄĚ to baptize her daughter, North West. What‚Äôs worse, the ‚Äúguy named John‚ÄĚ concept, the...
  • Is Christianity in America doomed?

    05/16/2015 6:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 05/16/2015 | Damon Linker
    Last month, New Atheist God-hater Daniel Dennett wrote an op-ed column in The Wall Street Journal that used a Pew poll to argue that the future of religion is bleak. I responded with a column of my own in which I mocked this claim, since the poll Dennett relied on actually made mixed predictions about the future of religion in the United States and painted a fairly rosy picture of its next few decades around the globe. Now Pew has released another major poll focused in much greater depth on the United States, and it's being widely interpreted as providing...
  • Is Christianity's Decline in America Due to 'Fewer Incognito Atheists,' Like Russell Moore Said?

    05/15/2015 8:02:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/15/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The decline in Americans who identify as Christian shown by a new Pew report is mostly due to those with weak church ties no longer identifying as Christian, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, recently wrote. Was he correct? The Christian Post contacted Pew Research Center to find out. The report, released Tuesday, found that Americans who identify as Christian fell from 78 percent to 71 percent of the U.S. population between 2007 and 2014. In the same period, the religiously unaffiliated increased six percentage points, from 16 to 22 percent. (Note: the report...
  • Christianity Is Not Dying in America; Reports Pointing to Decline of Church Are Skewing Data

    05/14/2015 7:33:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/14/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Contrary to recent reports based on studies that emphasize the growth of non-religious people in the United States and the decline of church attendance, Christianity in America is not dying, according to a new survey that examines the nuances and complexities of how people self-identify with faith by Waco,Texas-based Baylor University. Scholars from Baylor University's Institute of Religion said during a recent conference that reports highlighting the departure of millenials from the organized religion of their parents are being greatly exaggerated. "There's a story some people want to report ó that religion is on life support ó but it's just...
  • 'Is Christianity Dying?' Rise of the 'Nones', Decline of Christians 'Good News' for the Church

    05/13/2015 7:04:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the new Pew Study survey documenting the decline of Christians and rise of religiously unaffiliated, by calling the "increasing strangeness" of Christianity "good news" for the church. "Christianity isn't normal anymore. It never should have been. The increasing strangeness of Christianity might be bad news for America, but it's good news for the church. The major newspapers are telling us today that Christianity is dying, according to this new study, but what is clear from this study is exactly the opposite: while mainline...
  • Christians 'Declining Sharply' in America; Unaffiliated Rising, Now Hold Greater Population Share

    05/12/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An extensive study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that Christians are declining sharply in America in terms of population share, while the religiously unaffiliated are rising, and now make up a larger share than American Catholics. The rise of religious intermarriages was one trend linked to the growth of the unaffiliated. The report, which was released on Tuesday, stated: "The drop in the Christian share of the population has been driven mainly by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics. Each of those large religious traditions has shrunk by approximately 3 percentage points since 2007. The evangelical Protestant share...
  • Americaís Politicized Tax Enforcement Is a Harbinger of Decline

    05/07/2015 4:14:04 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/7/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional fourth-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece? The answer is usually not enemies at the gates, but the pathologies inside them. What ruins societies is well known: too much consumption and not enough production, a debased currency, and endemic corruption. Americans currently deal with all those symptoms. But two more fundamental causes for decline are even more frightening: an unwillingness to pay taxes and the end of the rule of law. Al Sharpton is again prominently in the news, blaming various groups...
  • Does Christianity have a Future?; Study shows Christianity on decline in the wealthy West

    04/13/2015 9:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/13/2015 | Candida Moss
    A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? Itís not what you think. A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the worldís fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the worldís largest. Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be...
  • U.S. to halt expanded use of some insecticides amid honey bee decline

    04/03/2015 5:20:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/3/15 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it was unlikely to approve new or expanded uses of certain pesticides while it evaluates the risks they may pose to honey bees. The so-called neonicotinoid pesticides are routinely used in agriculture and applied to plants and trees in gardens and parks. But their widespread use has come under scrutiny in recent years after a drop in the number of honey bees and other pollinating insects, which play key roles in food production. The decline is attributed to factors including pesticide and herbicide use, habitat loss and disease, according...
  • How Japan Bankrupted Itself: The story of Japanís decline ó and the lessons for Europe.

    12/22/2014 4:18:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Globalist ^ | 12/22/2014 | By Daniel Stelter
    Following the start of Abenomics in 2012, Japan moved back to the center of attention of global financial markets. After two and a half decades of economic stagnation, hopes were high that Japan would escape its long stagnation and deflation. Plenty of economists around the globe hoped that, in so doing, Japan would show the western world, mainly the Eurozone, the way to do the same and avoid a similar long period of low growth and stagnating incomes. Conversely, the failure of Abe’s plan for Japan’s recovery would not only be a disaster for the country of the rising sun....
  • Freep a Poll! (How do feel about America's decline under Obama?)

    12/04/2014 5:42:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies ^ | 12-4-14 | Headline of The Day
    How do feel about America's decline under Obama? I'm glad Obama brought the U.S. down a notch. I don't know. The U.S. will be great again again once the grown-ups are in charge.
  • Democrats Paved the Way for Their Own Decline

    12/02/2014 8:59:29 AM PST · by centurion316 · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 1, 2014 | Charlie Cook
    Much has been said about the long-term demographic challenges facing the Republican Party. Given how dismally Republicans fare with African-American votersóMitt Romney and congressional Republicans garnered only 6 percent and 8 percent, respectively, in 2012, and this year congressional Republicans got 10 percentóit matters how the GOP does with other minority voters. In 2012, Romney picked up 27 percent and congressional Republicans received 30 percent of the Latino vote. This year, House Republicans got 36 percent. This doesn't matter that much in the House, because of natural residential patterns and, to a lesser extent, gerrymandering. But it is a big...
  • Gibbon, the Muses, and the Decline of Rome: The great historian still has much to teach us

    10/15/2014 7:55:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2014 | Michael Auslin
    Rome ó I am sitting on the steps of the Capitoline Hill, as close as I can approximate the spot where, exactly 250 years ago today, on October 15, 1764, the 27-year old Edward Gibbon was struck by the muses, leading to perhaps the greatest work of historical scholarship in the English language. Though the anecdote in his biography recalling the moment has been called into question, it is both sufficiently famous and sufficiently inspiring to anyone with a historical bent to warrant retelling. Gibbonís recollects the moment: It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, as...
  • GM reports 1.2 percent August sales decline

    09/06/2014 10:56:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 3, 2014 9:47 AM EDT
    General Motors says its U.S. sales fell 1.2 percent last month as rising truck and SUV sales couldnít offset falling car sales. Three of GMís four brands reported declines for the month. GMC, which sells only trucks and SUVs, reported a 10 percent increase. Ö
  • L.A.ís Mouthy Mayor: He exemplifies Americaís cultural decline.

    06/24/2014 6:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/24/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings¬í Stanley Cup victory, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, told a jammed Staples Center that ¬ďthere are two long-standing rules for politicians¬Ē: ¬ďThey say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear. But this is a big f***ing day,¬Ē he said, holding up a bottle of Bud Light. You read that right. In front of 18,000 people at Staples and hundreds of thousands of others watching on television ¬ó many of them, of course, children ¬ó the mayor of the second-largest city...
  • How Long Before the Founding Fathersí America Disappears?

    06/11/2014 9:23:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 6/11/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    One of my readers sadly remarked that this is no longer America that she grew up in. And the change that occurred at a dizzying pace happened relatively overnight. It was not a gradual transformation born by normal change over time; it was a fundamental forced transformation from a constitutional republic to a rule by a corporatist and international banking oligarchy that pulls the strings of the former branches of government, executive, legislative, and judicial. A soft coup has occurred that had been planned for years, unbeknownst to most Americans who are still busy thinking that, if they just elect...
  • The slow decline of America since LBJ launched the Great Society

    05/17/2014 6:43:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/17/2014 | George Will
    Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: ďWeíre in favor of a lot of things and weíre against mighty few.Ē This was a synopsis of what he had said four months earlier. Fifty years ago this Thursday, at the University of Michigan, Johnson had proposed legislating into existence a Great Society. It would end poverty and racial injustice, ďbut that is just the beginning.Ē It would ďrebuild the entire urban United StatesĒ while fending off ďboredom and restlessness,Ē slaking ďthe hunger for communityĒ and enhancing ďthe meaning of our...
  • Why States Prosper (or Decline): Low taxes, opportunity, and warm weather attract migrants.

    05/10/2014 9:58:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2014 | Stephen Moore & Arthur B. Laffer
    Finally, after being headquartered in Torrance, Calif., for half a century, Toyota has had enough of California’s anti-business, anti-growth policies and is packing its bags and moving to Plano, Texas, where the contrast couldn’t be greater. And Toyota is not alone in fleeing California. You can tell a lot about the hot spots in America by tracking where Americans are moving to and where they are running from. Every year, about 3 million Americans move from one state to another; the combined adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of these movers and shakers is over $140 billion. Last week, the IRS...
  • America in Decline Under President Barack Obama

    05/09/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 9, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - America remains adrift under Barack Obama's presidency, without any sustained or effective focus on the sea of troubles that afflict our nation. Obama goes through the ceremonial motions of being president, while ignoring the consequences or making excuses about the most serious, long term challenges we face here at home. Instead, he is devoting more and more of his time delivering political speeches attacking his adversaries and raising money for besieged Democrats who face severe election losses in the fall. Meantime, the U.S. economy all but stopped growing in the first three months of this year; the nation's...
  • Rethinking Americaís Decline: China tries to surpass us, but it remains in our power to stay on top

    05/07/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/07/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    We recently learned that China is poised to replace the United States as the No. 1 economic power in the world sometime later this year. Our anemic quarterly growth rate of 0.1 percent certainly lends credibility to this speculation. We must seriously question those who say our nation is not in decline. They are adopting the ostrich strategy, sticking their heads in the sand. There is no question that America is the pinnacle nation of the world and is likely to remain in that position for years, given our military strength and the depth and stability of our financial infrastructure....
  • Americaís 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...
  • The structural flaws ruining America

    03/18/2014 7:15:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    When I hear the phrase ‚Äústructural problems‚ÄĚ coming out of the mouths of elected officials, candidates or political pundits, I immediately assume that I‚Äôm about to get another lecture on America‚Äôs crumbling infrastructure. (And make no mistake, there are more than a few bridges and roadways that need some work. Pennsylvanians don‚Äôt say that their state bird is the traffic cone for nothing.) But this weekend, our colleague John Hawkins has knocked together one of his big five lists on a similar sounding topic with, The 5 Structural Problems That Are Destroying America.We‚Äôre not talking about interstates in need of...
  • Irish economy in surprise decline, threatens debt-cutting plan

    03/18/2014 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 14.03.14 @ 09:29 | Benjamin Fox
    Irelandís economy suffered a shock decline in the final months of 2013, posting negative growth for the year and casting a pall over the countryís full return to the financial markets. Data from the countryís Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Thursday (13 March) indicated that its gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter, turning a year that had been expected to yield modest growth into a 0.3 percent recession for the year as a whole. [Ö] Analysts attributed the decline to the so-called pharmaceutical patent cliff, with a sharp drop-off in revenue from pharmaceutical sales...
  • Krauthammerís Take: Obama Tells the World We Arenít Going to Do Anything About Invasion of Ukraine

    03/01/2014 2:52:30 AM PST · by Candor7 · 104 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 28, 2014 7:08 PM | NRO staff
    As reports are coming in that Russia has placed 2,000 troops in Crimea, within the borders of Ukraine, President Obama said that ďthe United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.Ē Charles Krauthammer responded on Special Report tonight saying, ďThe Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obamaís statement. I find it rather staggering.Ē Krauthammer thinks Obamaís statement is about ďthree levels removedĒ from actual action. He explained: Obama said ďwe will stand with the international community ó meaning we are going to...
  • The Great Decline: 60 years of religion in one graph

    02/17/2014 5:37:11 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 57 replies
    Religion News ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Tobin Grant
    Show captionReligiosity index shows the changes in religious activity in the United States. Religion News Service This image is available for Web publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. Religiosity in the United States is in the midst of what might be called ĎThe Great Decline.í Previous declines in religion pale in comparison. Over the past fifteen years, the drop in religiosity has been twice as great as the decline of the 1960s and 1970s.How do we track this massive change in American religion? We start with information from rigorous, scientific surveys on worship service attendance, membership in congregations, prayer,...
  • Wall Street adviser: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, 'misery index' worst in 40 years

    01/22/2014 5:43:19 AM PST · by Kackikat · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/21/2014 | Paul Bedard
    "the actual unemployment rate is 37.2% and the misery index is the worst in 40 years, since the Ford Administration."
  • Americaís Wilderness Years

    11/12/2013 5:37:56 PM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11/12/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Most two-term presidents leave some sort of legacy. Ronald Reagan won the Cold War. George W. Bush prevented another 9/11, and constructed an anti-terrorism protocol that even his critical successor embraced and often expanded. Even our one-term presidents have achieved something. JFK got Soviet missiles out of Cuba. LBJ oversaw passage of civil rights legislation. Jerry Ford restored integrity to the White House. Jimmy Carter finally issued the Carter Doctrine to stop Soviet expansionism at the Persian Gulf. George H.W. Bush won the first Persian Gulf War and got Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. And even our impeached or abdicated...
  • The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

    08/30/2013 11:25:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Rabbi Pruzansky ^ | 11/7/2012 | Rabbi Pruzansky
    The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo Ė for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility. And fewer people voted. As I write, with almost all the votes counted, President Obama has won fewer votes than John McCain won in 2008, and more than ten million off his own 2008 total. (Note: this was written the day after the election. The final results indicate that Romney exceeded McCainís total by less than one million votes,...
  • This Guy Understands...

    08/12/2013 9:49:46 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    ‚Üź Why This Generation Doesn¬ít ¬ďGet¬Ē Hell¬Ö This Guy Understands¬Ö Take a few minutes and listen to this stirring speech by Rafael Cruz, the Father of Senator Ted Cruz. He speaks for the rapidly marginalized true America, which is unapologetically Christian. Whatever happens is up to God. I don¬ít see a political solution to our spiritual problem, but Truth is refreshing to hear, especially when passionately presented, Enjoy, and pray! Pastor Rafael Speaks
  • Whatís Behind MSNBCís Ratings Decline?

    07/11/2013 6:14:21 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 37 replies
    Just change it to PMS-NBC and the it is understandable..
  • 20 Signs America is in Decline

    06/29/2013 5:31:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didnít pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our childrenís children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. -- Ronald Reagan Those who attack American culture and tradition should recall that historically, freedom and prosperity are the aberrations, not servitude and poverty. Our nation's success is not a happy accident or part of...
  • The Decline of the Obama Presidency

    06/03/2013 9:07:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/03/2013 | Fred Barnes
    John Dos Passos, the novelist and historian, once said: "Often things you think are just beginning are coming to an end." His observation was made in the 1960s. But it's true today of Barack Obama's presidency and the promise of a bright future for his second term. Mr. Obama's re-election stirred grand expectations. The vote heralded a new liberal era, or so it was claimed. His victory was said to reflect ideological, cultural and demographic trends that could keep Democrats in the majority for years to come. His second four years in the White House would be just the beginning....
  • America The Fallen: 24 Signs That Our Once Proud Cities Are Turning Into Poverty-Stricken Hellholes

    04/24/2013 9:38:43 PM PDT · by genghis · 35 replies ^ | 4/22/2013 | Tyler Durdan
    What is happening to you America? Once upon a time, the United States was a place where free enterprise thrived and the greatest cities that the world had ever seen sprouted up from coast to coast. Good jobs were plentiful and a manufacturing boom helped fuel the rise of the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the planet. Cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Baltimore were all teeming with economic activity and the rest of the globe looked on our economic miracle with a mixture of wonder and envy. But now look at...
  • Why the United States is a Dying Country (Rush Limbaugh is now a pessimist. Here's why he's right)

    04/10/2013 6:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 140 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2013 | Steve McCann
    Recently Rush Limbaugh opined that the United States is a dying country. For many years that reality has been painfully obvious to those of us who immigrated to the United States having experienced first-hand the suffering inherent in the near total destruction of a nation which inevitably occurs as the end-product of immorality, despotism and radical ideology. This nation is repeating the disastrous evolutionary process that has plagued so many failed nations throughout mankind's history. This process begins with a society willing to reject the fundamental concept that is necessary for any nation to thrive and prosper: respect for the...
  • U.S. jobless claims climb to four-month high

    04/04/2013 5:47:58 AM PDT · by Accessible Pudding · 22 replies
    Market Pulse ^ | 04-04-2013 | Jeffry Bartash
    The number of people who applied for new unemployment benefits jumped 28,000 to a four-month high of 385,000 in the week ended March 30, the Labor Department said Thursday.
  • Karl Rove and Republican Decline

    03/21/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/21/2013 | Steve McCann
    Not since 1984 and the landslide victory of Ronald Reagan have the Republicans had a more winnable election than the 2012 presidential election. Yet the Republican Establishment managed to lose to the worst and most vulnerable President in modern history, with historically poor approval ratings, unemployment averaging over 8.7% during his entire first term, a stagnant economy and someone who ran the smallest and most absurd of all possible re-election campaigns. Why and how did this happen? In his new book WTF? How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost...Again, C. Edmund Wright, a frequent contributor to the American Thinker website...
  • 5 Controversial Ways to Enjoy the Decline

    03/15/2013 11:33:11 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 24 replies ^ | by Kathy Shaidle
    "Is America in decline? Iíve been hearing the United States compared to the Roman Empire since around the 1970s, and Iím sure those apocalyptic sentiments were being expressed long before I was born. However, itís difficult to read and watch all the depressing stuff posted here on PJ Media and elsewhere and not conclude that, this time, itís on. Americaís going Gibbon. Some books propose possible ways to avert this catastrophe. Aaron Clareyís Enjoy the Decline isnít one of them. As his subtitle suggests, this book is about ďaccepting and living with the death of the United States. #1 ó...
  • Detroit's Decline

    03/14/2013 6:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents. The recent conviction of Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, on multiple charges, including racketeering, fraud and extortion, adds another insult to the city's injury, increasing its misery. During the mid-20th century, Detroit was a vibrant city with a population of almost 2 million. Today, it stands near ruin. The number of residents has now been estimated at just over...
  • The Decline of America [VDH]

    02/14/2013 6:01:19 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/14/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    History shows that the destruction of affluent societies is often self-induced. Why do once-successful societies ossify and decline? Hundreds of reasons have been adduced for the fall of Rome and the end of the Old Regime in 18th-century France. Reasons run from inflation and excessive spending to resource depletion and enemy invasion, when historians attempt to understand the sudden collapse of the Mycenaeans, the Aztecs, and, apparently, the modern Greeks. In literature from Catullus to Edward Gibbon, wealth and leisure ó and who gets the most of both ó more often than poverty and exhaustion, cause civilization to implode. One...
  • "Is America In Decline?" May Be The Wrong Question

    01/28/2013 8:07:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/28/2013 | Robert Samuelson
    The American Century is dead. Long live the next American Century. The subtext of political debate these days is that the United States is in decline - a proposition often portrayed as self-evident. The economy lacks dynamism; unemployment near 8 percent remains at recession levels. The president and his Republican critics barely talk to each other; stalemate seems unending. But what if America isn't in decline? A powerful rebuttal comes from an unlikely place: Wall Street. In a report to clients, analysts at Goldman Sachs argue that the United States still has the world's strongest economy - and will have...
  • The Obama Military Ė Evolution and Legacy

    01/14/2013 12:07:50 PM PST · by arthurus · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 13 January 2013 | Paul E. Vallely MG, US Army (ret)
    President Obama is working very hard to destroy US military superiority, consciously and unconsciously to the advantage our global enemies. In an attempt to seize control over national security and another overt attempt to bypass Congress, the Obama administration may have already made this play as of this writing. That play is that the United States and Russia both reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, as a treaty would require ratification by the Senate. This would allow Obama and the Executive Branch to unilaterally cut our military capability and nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution. It...
  • The Decline Of The West

    12/29/2012 11:47:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 12/29/2012 | Simon Black
    Two interesting infographics were published recently that make it so easy to see the decline of the West, even a caveman can do it.The first is from the Brookings Institute, which has released an interactive map showing economic growth data for the largest 300 metropolitan areas in the world‚Äď from New York and London to Okayama, Japan and Wulumuqi, China.The Brookings map ranks each of these cities based on economic performance over three distinct periods, measuring both GDP growth and employment trends.The first time period is the last full year of data, 2011-2012. The second time period is that particular...
  • Opinion: The Rise and Decline of Mass Shootings

    12/16/2012 10:02:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 1 March, 2010 | Grant Duwe
    (March 1) -- When it comes to mass public shootings, the decade doesn't seem to be starting out too well. Just two months in and already there was a shooting rampage in rural Virginia (which claimed eight lives), one at the University of Alabama (three dead) and other in Denver, near Columbine High School, in which two middle school students were injured. But the fact is that, while mass public shootings always tend to galvanize massive media coverage, they are becoming increasingly less common, falling sharply in the last decade compared with the previous two. And understanding this decline is...
  • 26 States Decline ObamaCare Exchange; 'Administrative Nightmare' Seen

    12/14/2012 3:30:36 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/14/2012 | David Hogberg
    The federal government will likely be involved in running the ObamaCare exchange in at least 30 states, 26 of which expressly declined to establish state exchanges. One health-policy expert refers to it as an "administrative nightmare" for the Department of Health and Human Services. Friday was the deadline for a state to let HHS know if it planned to establish a state exchange. Thus far only 18 states and the District of Columbia are planning on doing so. As of right now only Utah and Florida remain undecided. Utah may still decide to set up a state exchange, but few...
  • The Deepest Source of Our Troubles

    12/03/2012 5:34:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 57 replies ^ | Dec 2, 2012 | Paul Rahe
    On Saturday, I touched on some of the sources of Mitt Romney's failure on 6 November, noting his almost willful alienation of Hispanic voters and his incompetence in executing a get-out-the-vote effort, but emphasizing, above all else, his decision -- most evident in his contentless acceptance speech at the Republican convention -- to eschew an appeal to first principles, to treat Barack Obama as a decent fellow with decent principles who is merely out of his depth, and to present himself to the voters as a more competent manager. Of necessity, in that post, I ignored aspects of the situation...