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  • China reportedly considers scrapping two-child limit per family

    05/21/2018 6:31:55 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/21/2018 | Shafi Musaddique
    China is reportedly planning to scrap its controversial two child-policy.The country imposed a one-child policy for decades.China's birthrate has been declining rapidly since the 1980s and has become a pressing concern for President Xi JinPing as he looks to develop the economy.
  • The End of Trump Won't Be the End of Trumpism

    05/16/2018 7:18:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 15, 2018 | Emma Green
    A new book—tweeted out by the president himself—argues that America is in the midst of a populist realignment. For two years, the American media has been stuck in the movie Groundhog Day, replaying the 2016 election over and over in the hopes of extracting some new insight about an outcome it didn’t see coming. While some of this work comes from an earnest place—national reporters sense they got the story wrong, and now they’ve been to the heartland to see what they missed—in aggregate, they’re easily caricatured: the Trump voter as blue-collar Baby Boomer, out of a manufacturing job, a...
  • Japan's single women a burden on the state, MP says

    05/11/2018 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | May 11, 2018
    An MP from Japan's governing party has been accused of sexism after he said young Japanese women should have more children or face being a burden on the state. Speaking at an LDP party meeting, Kanji Kato said young women should have at least three children. He has since retracted his remark, local media reported. Last year the percentage of children in Japan fell to its lowest level since records began more than 100 years ago. Financial and other incentives to encourage bigger families have had little impact. Mr Kato said that when he gives wedding speeches he tells the...
  • Americans Are Migrating In Droves To Low-Tax States

    04/23/2018 7:49:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/23/2018
    There has been a vast, largely unheralded migration in the U.S. over the past decade. Not because of weather, or amenities. But because of taxes. Recently, Wallet Hub published a list of states ranked by their tax burden, based on property taxes, income taxes and sales taxes as a share of personal income. The five states that impose the biggest tax burden on their residents are, in order: New York, Hawaii, Maine, Vermont and Minnesota. The five states with the lowest tax rates: Alaska, Delaware, Tennessee, Florida and New Hampshire. Right away there are some obvious similarities between the groups....
  • Map reveals the largest ethnic and religious group 'in every US County'...................

    04/21/2018 6:39:44 PM PDT · by caww · 113 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 4/20/2018 | created by Reddit user delugetheory
    combines 2016 Census data on ethnicity with 2010 data on religion from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. It does not include atheism or no religion, and only shows pluralities, meaning the group shown may not be an absolute majority in the county. The county-level data shows intriguing patterns across the US.
  • Poland: a country deprived of its youth with Brussels wanting to carry out ethnic repopulation

    04/20/2018 7:45:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    EuropeÂ’s native population is not just aging, it is disappearing. The political and financial establishments rely on false official projections. Despite the UN Population Division prognoses that fertility rates will soon rebound to replacement rates, such a phenomenon is nowhere to be seen. In all European countries native populations have extremely low fertility and they are in full decline, and there are no signs that this will change anytime soon. Whatever official statisticians try to make you believe, an increase in fertility and the growth of populations in countries like France, the UK and Sweden is 100% migration related. These...
  • Putin's aggressive policies cost Russia 180,000 new births in 2017 alone

    03/22/2018 12:54:12 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 33 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Mar 2018 | Andrey Illarionov
    Russia has had to pay a demographic price for Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria amounting to 180,000 children who would have been born save for Kremlin policies. According to Rosstat, Russian mothers gave birth to 203,000 babies fewer in 2017 than they had the year before, a decline of 10.7 percent. This year, they are on pace to give birth to 360,000 fewer than in 2017, a decline that matches those in the first post-Soviet years. Given that marriages did not decline in number but in fact rose last year, one has to ask: What has happened with...
  • Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County?

    02/28/2018 7:16:27 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    ROI NJ ^ | November 30, 2017 | Tom Bergeron
    Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County? Editor's Desk By Tom Bergeron Morris County | Nov 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm Tom Bergeron/ROI-NJ The sign commemorating Gov. Chris Christie Drive in Morris Plains. OK, let’s get the joke out of the way. Gov. Chris Christie, whose national political ambitions were sidetracked by his connection to a traffic jam, had a short access road named after him last week. The catch: This short road, no more than a half-mile long, is being built to alleviate traffic problems around a park in his home county of Morris. Now, let’s get to...
  • Texas Democrats' early voting totals should 'shock every conservative to their core,'

    02/28/2018 3:55:30 AM PST · by ckilmer · 36 replies
    https://www.dallasnews.com ^ | Mon, Feb 26 7:56 PM EST | Jackie Wang
    AUSTIN — Early voting for the March primary is more than half over, and Democrats have outpaced Republicans at the polls on each day. Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared with the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase.
  • Blue wave may be building in Texas

    02/27/2018 3:57:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    More Democratic voters than Republicans have cast ballots ahead of next month’s primary elections in Texas, in what some party officials interpret as a new sign that a blue wave is building ahead of the midterm elections. The Texas Secretary of State’s office said 168,000 voters had cast ballots in the Democratic primary in person or by mail in the state’s ten largest counties through the end of Sunday. By contrast, 138,000 voters had cast ballots in the Republican primary. It is the first time in a decade that Texas Democrats have turned in more ballots than Republicans at this...
  • HOW FEMINISM AND LIBERAL SELF-HATRED ARE MURDERING AMERICA

    02/16/2018 11:37:14 AM PST · by windhover · 5 replies
    windhover editorial | 2/16/2018 | windhover
    Feminism and liberal hatred of themselves and America are guilty of murdering our political, social, cultural, and religious institutions. They are acting with deliberate malice of forethought, motive, means, and opportunity. Like larva burrowing up from the rotting carcass of their International Communist dream, they have co-opted the Soviets plan to destroy America from within. In this, they have succeeded beyond Lenin's wildest dreams to divide America by race, sex, class, ethnic background, and religion under the banner of diversity. Their weapons have been Multiculturalism and Politically correct abridgment of our speech, and the Democrat Party. Their cry has been...
  • GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

    02/11/2018 9:56:54 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | Jordain Carney
    A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue. Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday. "Our proposal is supported by the President, who’s come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement. The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a...
  • Russians debate country's Declining Birthrate over social media

    02/07/2018 11:21:28 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Y. Kiryukhina, K. Idrisova, P. Harrison
    The news of Russia's birth rate dropping by 10.6 per cent in 2017 to reach its lowest level in 10 years, despite government measures to boost fertility rate has prompted debate online. Former Deputy Premier Alfred Koh lambasts Russian authorities in previous years, for attempting to attribute a birth rate rise to Mr Putin's measures, saying it was due to "a generation of people born during a baby boom under Soviet leader Gorbachev that has reached child-bearing age". Koh argues that the Kremlin should take responsibility for the current situation. In his Facebook post that has had over 700 likes...
  • Is this the year Georgia turns blue?

    01/23/2018 6:31:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | January 22, 2018 | Daniel Strauss
    Emboldened by statewide victories last year in Virginia and Alabama, Democrats are setting their sights this fall on another Deep South prize once thought to be out of reach: Georgia’s governorship, a seat the party hasn’t held in more than 15 years. The party has two major candidates with a lot in common: Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans are both veterans of the Georgia state House. Both are running as unapologetic liberals who see a path to victory guided by tapping into black voters, whom they see as an electoral sleeping giant — and courting suburban whites who usually vote...
  • People flocking to low-tax states could swing future elections

    01/19/2018 6:55:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 18, 2018 | Jonathan Williams
    Just a month ago, as friends and families prepared to gather for the holiday season, the men and women at the U.S. Census Bureau were busy releasing their latest annual estimates of population changes across the United States. With the hustle and bustle of the season, many Americans missed the important new data. The new census estimates detail how states have grown since the last full census in 2010. The estimates provide some fascinating insight on what we can expect from the quickly approaching 2020 Census.
  • Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US, says report

    01/05/2018 12:13:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Euronews ^ | 1/4/18 | Alice Cuddy
    The Muslim population in the US is growing at a rate of around 100,000 per year By the year 2040, Muslims will replace Jews as the second-largest religious group in the US after Christians, according to projections by a leading American think tank. Pew Research Center estimates there were some 3.45 million Muslims living in the US in 2017, accounting for around 1.1 percent of the country’s total population.
  • The End is Near... World Depopulation is Out of Control...So Buy Stocks (Seriously)

    11/03/2017 9:10:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Econimica ^ | 11/03/2017 | Chris Hamilton
    The world economy is premised on a ludicrous idea - that Asia, then India, and then Africa will continue to drive economic growth. So as not to turn this article into a book, lets consider this idea focusing on East Asia consisting of China, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, and minor others.  This region consists of 1.6 billion persons or about 22% of earths inhabitants.  However, since 2008, it is this region that is responsible for nearly 100% of the global increase in demand for oil (best proxy available for true economic growth) and having primarily driven global economic growth.  My point in this article is that the growth in this region is...
  • In Japan, these single moms and shrinking cities are trying a new start – together

    11/03/2017 6:44:14 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 11 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 2, 2017 | Susie Armitage - Contributor
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   Women face deep-seated challenges in Japan's work culture, all the more difficult for single moms. But amid a nation-wide demographic crisis, some particularly hard-hit areas are reaching out to these families with relocation programs, hoping that both sides can benefit. HAMADA, JAPAN—Mitsue Murakami was newly divorced and living in Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, when she typed a few words into a search engine on her phone: “single mother,” “work,” “countryside,” and “cheap rent.” Her ex-husband had gambled away their money. Ms. Murakami worked part-time in a hospital. The hours were convenient and the pay was pretty...
  • Some thoughts on how we might get from where we’re at now to a Second Civil War

    10/11/2017 8:33:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 233 replies
    Foriegn Policy ^ | October 10, 2017 | Thomas E. Ricks
    Lt. Col. Robert F. McTague, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense office of Second Civil War affairs If we have a second Civil War, trying to understand what is happening will feel more like Ukraine in 2014 than Virginia in 1861. Our first Civil War was primarily about slavery, but that was in the context of social and economic models in the South that were ripe for extinction. The South’s reaction was to launch a last-ditch effort to maintain and prop up its way of life at all costs, so it was visceral and violent. Likewise, Trump’s election was an angry,...
  • Redoing the Electoral Math

    09/17/2017 7:17:27 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 32 replies
    New Republic ^ | September 14, 2017 | John B. Judis
    If any force on Earth could be powerful enough to unite the Democratic Party, you’d have thought the words “President Donald Trump” would do the trick. Instead, Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November only served to intensify the split within the party. Nine months in, two warring camps continue to offer seemingly irreconcilable versions of what went awry and how to fix it. On one side, populists like Bernie Sanders and Rust Belt Democrats like Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio argue that the party lost by neglecting working-class voters while catering primarily to “identity politics.” On the other side, an equally...