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  • Must It Be the Rest Against the West?[1994]

    08/16/2015 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 1994 | Matthew Connelly and Paul Kennedy
    Absent major changes in North-South relations, the wretched should inherit the earth by about 2025 "Now, stretching over that empty sea, aground some fifty yards out, [lay] the incredible fleet from the other side of the globe, the rusty, creaking fleet that the old professor had been eyeing since morning. . . . He pressed his eye to the glass, and the first things he saw were arms. . . . Then he started to count. Calm and unhurried. But it was like trying to count all the trees in the forest, those arms raised high in the air, waving...
  • Fleeing New Jersey, and Its Crushing Taxes, for a Better Life: The Story of an American Refugee

    07/28/2015 4:53:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/27/2015 | Lee Habeeb
    He lived in New Jersey his entire life. He was born there in 1932, grew up there, and worked his entire adult life there. I’m sure he planned on dying there. After a few years living in a rental apartment after a stint as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, he took the plunge with his young bride and purchased his first and only home, for $32,000, back in 1961 in northern New Jersey. A high-school history teacher, he coached varsity basketball and worked night and summer jobs to support his growing family. Twenty-plus years later, he became the...
  • Hungary to Build Fence on Serbian Border as Fast as Possible

    06/24/2015 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2015 | By PABLO GORONDI
    Hungary has decided to build a temporary fence on the border with Serbia as fast as possible to stop the flow of illegal migrants, the foreign minister said Wednesday. 61,000 migrants had entered Hungary this year, nearly all by crossing Hungary's southern border with Serbia. Most of those who request refugee status in Hungary quickly leave for other destinations in western Europe, like Austria, Germany and Sweden. Refugees can be returned to the EU country where they first made their asylum request. Refugees registering for asylum in Hungary had already likely passed through Greece first, so they should be sent...
  • Danish election: Opposition bloc (anti-immigration) wins

    06/18/2015 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | June 19, 2015 | BBC
    Denmark's opposition parties have beaten the ruling coalition after a close general election. With all mainland votes counted, the centre-right group led by ex-PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen beat PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt's centre-left coalition, although her party is the largest. Ms Thorning-Schmidt has now stood down as Social Democratic Party leader. The right-wing, anti-immigration Danish People's Party will become the second-largest in parliament. In a victory speech just before 01:30 local time (23:30 GMT), Mr Rasmussen - who led the country between 2009 and 2011 - said: "Four years ago, we returned the keys to the PM's office. I said that...
  • Migrants gather at Italian train stations on journey north

    06/11/2015 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 11, 2015 | BY STEVE SCHERER AND EMILIO PARODI
    Hundreds of migrants brought to Italy after being rescued at sea camped on streets near Rome's Tiburtina train station and gathered in Milan's main terminal on Thursday, making a brief stop on their journey to northern Europe. At Tiburtina, migrants from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia were among those resting in the shade under olive and fig trees. Children played in the supermarket nearby, and dozens napped on cardboard under an overpass. Italy is struggling to handle the summertime surge in migrants, with thousands rescued at sea each week and more than 50,000 so far this year. Almost 2,000 have...
  • Report: People Fleeing High-Tax States for Low-Tax Alternatives

    04/08/2015 10:08:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2015 - 9:38 AM | Rudy Takala
    Utah, Texas, and North Dakota, where taxes are low, are the most economically vibrant states in the country, according to a new report. The high-tax states of New York and Michigan rank at the bottom. Additionally, the report found, millions of people left highly-taxed states for low-tax states between 2003 and 2013. The 8th edition of Rich States Poor States, an annual report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Wednesday, found that 1.5 million people left New York between 2003 and 2013, the largest exodus of any state. California came in second by that indicator, with 1.4...
  • United Van Lines Annual National Movers Study Shows Oregon Increases Lead as Top Moving Destination

    04/05/2015 1:01:01 PM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    United Van Lines ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | unknown
    Oregon holds on to its title as “Top Moving Destination” and continues to pull away from the pack, while the Northeast loses residents for the third consecutive year. Those are the key findings from United Van Lines’ 38th Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ migration patterns state-to-state during the course of the past year. The study found that Oregon is the top moving destination of 2014, with 66 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound — that’s a nearly 5 percent increase of inbound moves compared to 2013. Arriving at No. 2 on the list was...
  • Net Migration Between California and Other States: 1955-1960 and 1995-2000

    03/29/2015 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 55 replies
    US Census Bureau ^ | 3-7-13 | US Census Bureau
    View Data Table This graphic shows the 10 largest state-to-state migration flows in and out of California for the period 1955-1960 compared to that of 1995-2000. In the late 1950s, the largest flows involving California were all inflows to the state, generally from states in the Midwest or Northeast. This pattern contrasted with the flows in the late 1990s, where nearly all of the largest migration streams involving California represented out-migration to other states.
  • Muslims and Jews Living in Peace in Morocco

    03/15/2015 11:31:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Morocco World News ^ | Harun Yahya | Sunday 15 March 2015
    Migration, the mass movement of communities for natural, economic, political, religious reasons or because of oppression, dates back almost as far as the history of mankind. It is certainly a difficult thing to leave the land where one was born and is familiar with and to move somewhere entirely different. Forced relocation is the most ruthless and painful form of migration. World history is full of stories of forced migration in which millions of people were obliged to leave their homes and live in places they had never been before. The violence and troubles suffered by these people forced from...
  • Shipowners: Merchant Ships Not Capable of Large-Scale Migrant Rescues

    02/21/2015 6:21:16 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | February 20, 2015
    Intermanager and the European Community Shipowners’ Association are saying that it is unrealistic for merchant ships to continue to bear the burden of conducting large-scale rescues of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort (Is Obama letting ISIS in?)

    02/17/2015 5:50:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/17/2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. – even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • The Costly Asylum Racket

    02/17/2015 7:27:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    We've had a lot of media comment about the bad effects of Obama's executive orders admitting millions (yes, millions) of illegal immigrants and giving them welfare, Social Security, driver's licenses and a path to citizenship. Like many Americans, I realized the importance of this when thousands of unfamiliar people from a foreign country, without any advance notice, appeared in my community. Then I attended an education conference where the asylum racket to admit millions of foreigners (long ignored by the media) was described by a knowledgeable speaker, Ann Corcoran. She started by asking questions of her audience. Did you hear...
  • After Attacks, Europe Fights Call for Mass Migration of Jews

    02/16/2015 12:51:43 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 16, 2015 | LORI HINNANT
    ~snip~ "We know there are doubts, questions across the community," French President Francois Hollande said Monday. "I will not just let what was said in Israel pass, leading people to believe that Jews no longer have a place in Europe and in France in particular." French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday the government would defend French Jews against what he described as "Islamo-fascism." "A Jew who leaves France is a piece of France that is gone," Valls told RTL radio ~snip~ German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that her government will do everything possible to make sure Jewish sites...
  • Israel gains with emigration of French Jewish entrepreneurs

    01/23/2015 5:33:22 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Bloomberg News ^ | Jan. 23 2015 | David Wainer and Yaacov Benmeleh
    With a degree from the prestigious HEC Paris business school, five years at a global consulting firm, and a three-floor “dream apartment” in the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, Mickael Nadjar had a comfortable and prosperous life in his native France. Four years ago, he left it all behind and headed for Tel Aviv. While he initially came to lead a business project in Israel, Nadjar ended up staying because he was tired of the daily frustrations and slights endured by practicing Jews in France. After the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket this month, Nadjar says,...
  • Vanity: Jews Returning To Israel In The End Times

    01/12/2015 10:20:14 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 21 replies
    After the most recent terrorist attacks in France I began to see articles about how Jews were fleeing France and Europe for Israel. The question is.. how does the movement of the Jewish Population correspond to end times related events? More than 5,000 Jews left France for Israel in 2014 Ukrainian Jews head for Israel. The Bible States.. There will be a mass return of Jews to the land of Israel (Deuteronomy 30:3; Isaiah 43:6; Ezekiel 34:11-13; 36:24; 37:1-14).
  • Puerto Rican migration to the U.S. mainland triples

    01/07/2015 7:04:07 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 17 replies
    NotiUno.com (Spanish) ^ | January 7, 2015 | NotiUno
    (English translation) The Puerto Rican exodus is at its height. And to judge from Transport Statistics Bureau data, over 72,000 Puerto Ricans left the island during the first 6 months of 2014, El Nuevo Día reports. This number is triple what was recorded for the same period in previous years. For example, over 24,000 people left Puerto Rico during the first 6 months of 2013. According to demographer Judith Rodriguez, the numbers are alarming and prove what was suspected, namely that Puerto Rican emigration to other places in search of a better quality of life is increasing at a huge...
  • Mercedes Benz USA to move headquarters to Atlanta

    01/06/2015 10:42:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Jeff Bennett
    Mercedes-Benz USA is expected to announce it will move its headquarters to the Atlanta area from New Jersey, ending a more than 40-year connection to the state where it employs about 1,000 people. The announcement could be made as soon as Tuesday, according to two people briefed on the matter. Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG DAI, +0.70% , has been based in Montvale, N.J., since 1972. Reports of a possible move first surfaced in December.
  • Why Europe is doomed, in 3 paragraphs

    10/27/2014 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | By Matt O'Brien
    This, from Reuters, tells you everything you need to know about Europe's continued descent into depression: According to German officials, Merkel felt betrayed by Draghi's speech at a central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in August in which he pressed Berlin for looser fiscal policy to stimulate the economy. Her entourage is also deeply skeptical about Draghi's plan to buy up asset-backed securities (ABS) and covered bonds in the hope of encouraging commercial banks to lend. Most of all, politicians in Berlin worry that if this scheme doesn't work, the ECB president will be tempted to launch full-blown government...
  • British towns being ‘swamped’ by immigrants feel 'under seige', says Michael Fallon

    10/26/2014 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | October 26, 2014 | by Rajeev Syal
    Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has claimed British towns are being “swamped” by immigrants and their residents are “under siege”, in an escalation of the emotive language being used by Tory ministers calling for a renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with Europe. In terms reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s, he said on Sunday that in some areas of the UK, large numbers of migrant workers and foreign people claiming benefits should be subject to some form of restraint – or risk dominating the local population. “In some areas of the UK, down the east coast, towns do feel...
  • Liberian woman escapes Ebola outbreak, quarantines self in Q-C

    10/19/2014 12:55:05 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 35 replies
    Quad City TImes ^ | October 13, 2014 12:26 pm | Brian Wellner
    Jennifer Philips has been in America only three days, and she's already calling it home. The 21-year-old left Liberia last week and with it childhood memories of civil war and, more recently, horrific images of dead bodies in the street from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola. Her father, Barhyeau Philips, welcomed her Saturday at the Quad-City International Airport and brought her to his Rock Island home. "I'm here to live," she told the Quad-City Times on Monday. After waiting four years for a visa, Jennifer's journey began Friday at the airport in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. From there she...
  • Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

    10/10/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 8:47 AM EDT | Michael Weissenstein and Christine Armario
    The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol figures show that more than 22,000 Cubans arrived at the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada in the fiscal year that ended last month. That was nearly double the number in 2012, the year before restrictions were lifted. The changes in Cuban law eliminate a costly exit visa and make it...
  • General: Expect ‘Mass migration into the U.S.’ if Ebola hits Central America

    10/08/2014 8:17:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | Noah Rothman
    This really shouldnÂ’t surprise anyone. If meager prospects for employment at home lead scores of Central American parents to send their children on a perilous thousand-mile journey north alone or with vile human traffickers, the likelihood of imminent, horrific, mass death will surely have the same effect. At least, that is what some in the Pentagon apparently believe. Via The Weekly Standard, Department of Defense News reported on Wednesday that Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, fears that the self-evident ability of the American medical system to successfully cope with Ebola will...
  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT · by tje · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • Why everybody is moving to Texas

    09/29/2014 1:56:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 09/29/2014 | Les Christie
    More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city. Jobs is the No. 1 reason for population moves, with affordable housing a close second. "It take two things to draw people inland in big numbers: jobs and housing affordability," said Nela Richardson, chief economist for the real estate broker Redfin. Texas and other heartland states have two advantages that translate into affordable housing: Plenty of cheap land around cities and easy regulations that enable developers to...
  • Europeans descended from three ancient tribes

    09/18/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based on analysis of genomes from nine ancient Europeans. Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago. It really does look like the indigenous West European hunter gatherers...
  • Migration by Numbers

    09/06/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by moviefan8 · 13 replies
    Good Magazine ^ | September 2, 2014 | Unknown
    As an urban center continues to grow and expand, so does its base of foreign-born residents. The rich and ever-evolving tapestry of multinational identities brings great benefit to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of a city. The dance of diverse populations brings new perspective and vibrancy to the makeup of an urban center; it gives the city character and depth. From Tokyo's modest 1.7% of foreign-born residents, to Dubai's whopping 87%, in this infographic we take a look at the dynamic landscape of city demographics around the world. The GOOD Cities Project is a five-month collaboration with Ford, exploring...
  • New York and California Migration to Other States is Helping Liberals Take Over America

    08/24/2014 7:30:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    America is suffering from two failed state colonization problems.One is migration from failed states in the Third World. The second is migration from failed liberal cities and states like California and New York City to more traditional and less densely populated parts of the country.The pattern is simple for both. Carry on the same destructive behavior that wrecked your country/city/state after you moved to get away from it.The same people fleeing high taxes, high crime and poor services are exporting the same problem by voting for liberal politicians. That helped make it possible for Obama to win nationally and for...
  • America Might Soon Witness A Second Dust Bowl-Like Migration

    07/27/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI - The Corner Side Yard ^ | 7-27-2014 | Pete Saunders
    Pete Saunders, The Corner Side YardJuly 27, 2014 drought monitor UNL Debates still persist about the impact of climate change, but from my perspective, the early results are in. We are now reaching the point where cities, metro areas and states will have to consider taking bold and assertive measures to even maintain their current quality of life levels. And we are also reaching the point at which alternate futures for our cities must be considered. That future could very well mean fewer people in the dry West and coastal areas of the East and South, and more people in...
  • House Leadership Skeptical of Ted Cruz’s Plan to Halt DACA

    07/17/2014 6:23:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | July 17, 2014 7:08 PM | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) unveiled legislation to shut down President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ program, and the bill is getting a mixed response among Republican colleagues.Cruz offered his bill as a plan to end the border crisis — and the suffering that takes place south of the border as children travel to the United States — by thwarting Obama’s policy of acting as if the DREAM Act has already passed.“The staggering conditions that children are being subjected to are a direct result of the amnesty that President Obama illegally and unilaterally enacted in 2012, which caused the...
  • moving all the data from one laptop to another...help

    07/13/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 77 replies
    myself | 7-13-14 | TZ
    I was given the gift of a new laptop- HP Pavilion Smartouch 17. not my first choice, but it was a nice gift and the giver knew my old Toshiba Satellite L505-a6946 is dying and that I'm too cheap to buy a new one. The Satellite uses Vista and the new HP is Windows 8.1 . I need to know what's the best(easiest) way to move all my data from one to the other including AVG,Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes,emails(Outlook)and other vital programs. While I'm at it, I assume it came with all sorts of unwanted 'bloatware' so I will need to...
  • As the Nation Ages, Seven States Become Younger, Census Bureau Reports (Bakken mentioned)

    06/26/2014 9:32:09 AM PDT · by posterchild · 8 replies
    Census.gov ^ | Thur June 26, 2014
    The median age declined in seven states between 2012 and 2013, including five in the Great Plains, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. In contrast, the median age for the U.S. as a whole ticked up from 37.5 years to 37.6 years. These estimates examine population changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013. "We're seeing the demographic impact of two booms," Census Bureau Director John Thompson said. "The population in the Great Plains energy boom states is becoming younger...
  • Suggested Reading: "The Camp of the Saints," by Jean Raspail.

    04/21/2014 8:53:17 AM PDT · by BobNative · 4 replies
    April 21, 2014 | Self
    Illegal Immigration might also be called "Illegal Migration!" To really understand illegal migration, I suggest: "The Camp of the Saints," by Jean Raspail.
  • Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas

    03/28/2014 9:09:21 AM PDT · by Theoria · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | SIMON ROMERO
    Niede Guidon still remembers her astonishment when she glimpsed the paintings. Preserved amid the bromeliad-encrusted plateaus that tower over the thorn forests of northeast Brazil, the ancient rock art depicts fierce battles among tribesmen, orgiastic scenes of prehistoric revelry and hunters pursuing their game, spears in hand. “These were stunning compositions, people and animals together, not just figures alone,” said Dr. Guidon, 81, remembering what first lured her and other archaeologists in the 1970s to this remote site where jaguars still prowl. Hidden in the rock shelters where prehistoric humans once lived, the paintings number in the thousands. Some are...
  • The states people are fleeing in 2014

    03/17/2014 11:30:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 97 replies
    Forbes via MSN ^ | February 13, 2014 | Susan Adams
    More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for Illinois and New York. Those three states top the "outbound" list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last 37 years. The company analyzed a total of 125,000 moves across the 48 continental states and the District of Columbia in 2013 and came up with a picture of migration patterns across the U.S. According to Professor Michael Stoll, chair of the Department of Public Policy...
  • Venezuela update -- it's still a mess

    03/08/2014 10:52:16 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Little new information escapes from Venezuela, beyond that protests and repression by the Chavista/Cuban regime continue.As Daniel reported today (Saturday), the Organization of American States (OAS) produced a resolution about the situation in Venezuela. The regime scores because not only the OAS will not send any mission or observation, not only the OAS will not go beyond an exhortation but the OAS also writes "Its appreciation, full support, and encouragement for the initiatives and the efforts of the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela ...". there is an "and" after that to include other sectors but the first part is the one...
  • Swiss immigration: About 50.5% back quotas

    02/09/2014 8:45:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 9, 2014
    With almost all votes counted, a Swiss referendum on whether to bring back strict immigration quotas appears to have passed by a narrow margin. About 50.5% voted in favour of measures which would end the Swiss-EU free movement of people agreement. Fiercely independent Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but has adopted large sections of EU policy. The vote comes amid increasing debate across Europe about migration and the impact of free movement of people. Switzerland's economy is booming at the moment, and unemployment is low, but many Swiss worry about immigration. A quarter of the eight million-strong...
  • How Would the World Change if Everyone Could Live Where They Wanted?

    01/30/2014 8:50:24 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 23 2014 6:22 PM | Joshua Keating
    Gallup’s Potential Net Migration Index is an estimation of how countries’ populations would change if everyone in the world could live where they wanted. After roughly 520,000 interviews in 154 countries, they subtract the number of people who would want to leave each country from the number of people who want to move there. Here are the results of this year’s index by region: ... Canada’s population would increase by 120 percent in a borderless world, America’s by 45 percent. Worryingly, that number’s down significantly from 60 percent in 2009. It’s still an extra 141 million people, though, or roughly...
  • Hudson River town wonders what's next as GE plant heads south in latest NY manufacturing loss

    12/29/2013 7:28:10 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    FORT EDWARD, New York — When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, worker Mark Rock figures he might have to leave, too. About 200 jobs will head south as soon as September when GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs. While New York has had successes in the constant geographical tug of war for jobs, manufacturing jobs like these have been dwindling for decades. People in this area south of the Adirondack Mountains are the latest to wonder what comes next.
  • School report cards: Dramatic shifts seen in ethnic, racial makeup (Chicago goes Hispanic)

    11/02/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 11/01/13 | Art gGolab, Jon Seidel
    **SNIP** Whites lost their No. 1 status to Latinos in 19 suburban districts spread across the six-county area of Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry. Blacks were displaced by Latinos as the leading group in nine other districts, including the city of Chicago. This year’s school report card shows that minorities make up nearly half the students in Illinois public schools. And, of those minorities, Hispanic students have eclipsed blacks over the last 10 years as the largest minority, 24 percent.
  • Americans keep moving to states with low taxes and housing costs

    10/31/2013 7:44:02 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/30/2013 | Michael Barone
    Where are Americans moving, and why? Timothy Noah, writing in the Washington Monthly, professes to be puzzled. He points out that people have been moving out of states with high per capita incomes -- Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland -- to states with lower income levels. “Why are Americans by and large moving away from economic opportunity rather than toward it?” he asks. Actually, it's not puzzling at all. The movement from high-tax, high-housing-cost states to low-tax, low-housing-cost states has been going on for more than 40 years, as I note in my new book Shaping Our Nation: How Surges...
  • America's Fastest-Growing Counties: The 'Burbs Are Back (TX top 4/6)

    09/29/2013 10:10:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 29, 2013 | Joel Kotkin
    Not surprisingly several of these fast-growth areas are in burgeoning Texas metro areas. The population of Williamson County, on the outskirts of Austin, has expanded 7.94% since 2010, the strongest growth in the nation over that period. Far from turning into a slum, over the past 25 years the county’s residents have enjoyed the Lone Star state’s fastest rate of income growth and the sixth-highest in the nation.
  • Right-to-Work States Attracting More Citizens, Wealth

    09/09/2013 6:20:40 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    CapCon ^ | 9/3/2013 | Tom Gantert
    Eight of the top 10 states that saw an increase in personal income from new people coming to those states were right-to-work states, according to an analysis done by the Tax Foundation. Michigan lost $14.4 billion in personal income from 2000 to 2010 and was 45th overall. Michigan became a right-to-work state in March. Only Ohio (46th), New Jersey (47th), Illinois (48th), California (49th) and New York (50th) did worse. All six of the bottom states did not have right-to-work laws during those 10 years. New York lost $45.6 billion in personal income in that time period. Florida did the...
  • DNA reveals details of the peopling of the Americas

    09/02/2013 8:46:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Science News ^ | August 12, 2013 | Tina Hesman Saey
    The scientists examined the DNA of mitochondria, tiny power plants within cells that get passed down from mother to child. Scientists use mitochondrial DNA from living populations to decipher ancient movements of their ancestors. Most studies have examined only a small part of the mitochondria's circular piece of DNA. But Antonio Torroni, a geneticist at the University of Pavia in Italy, and his coauthors compiled complete mitochondrial genomes from 41 native North Americans and combined that data with information from previous studies... supports the widely accepted notion of an initial coastal migration wave. A second wave of migration probably left...
  • CA ANTI-SPRAWL LAWS FAIL; TX LOW ZONING WORKS

    05/28/2013 2:46:21 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 8 replies
    Calwatchdog.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Californians are fleeing the center of their big cities while suburbs are suffering from slow growth. If it were not for international in-migration, California’s older big cities would be suffering from population decline the same as Detroit. Texas has become the “New California” by figuring out the formula to sustain the population of its older city centers while its suburbs are booming at the same time.
  • Texas' cities among fastest-growing in US

    05/24/2013 12:35:03 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/24/2013 | Juan Carlos Llorca
    Email 0Share 0Tweet0Share0Print...... Eight of 15 cities with the fastest growth in the United States are in Texas, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Estimates released Thursday also show that half of those cities in the nation with the largest total population increases are in Texas. And Houston added more than 34,500 people to reach 2.2 million inhabitants — only second to New York City in total population gains in the year that ended last July. The Central Texas town of San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in the U.S., increasing by 4.9 percent. It...
  • Ordinary Greeks Turn to Golden Dawn

    05/20/2013 5:04:37 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 46 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The media blame Golden Dawn for being racist, but they don't say that the situation in Greece is beyond tolerability. 90% of illegal immigrants to Europe go through Greece, the gateway to our continent. One million immigrants are reported to be in Greece, half of whom illegal. Ordinary, non-racist Greeks, whose life have become unbearable due to the very high level of immigrants' crime wich makes them scared of going out at night, vote for Golden Dawn because the party is the only one that tackles the problem and helps. A Golden Dawn voter is the florist in the...
  • The road of jihad

    04/27/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 28 replies
    Last week in the U.S., Europe, and the Caucasus, people are asking how the terrorists got to Europe and then into the United States. Why didn't they have problems when moving into these countries, while ordinary citizens encounter enormous problems trying to enter these countries even on tourist visas. Just a week before the infamous acts of terrorism in Boston, I began to study the way in which a hypothetical terrorist could conceivably enter legally into the United States. I am not arguing that this happened in the case of Tsarnaev, but it is a fact that this route is...
  • Manufacturer of Colt AR-15s Relocating To Texas

    04/08/2013 7:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 8, 2013 | Andrea Ryan
    Pay attention, Connecticut. You’re next. Colt Competition, a manufacturer of high end Colt AR-15 rifles in Canby, Oregon, is moving its firearms production to the 2nd Amendment supporting state of Texas. According to CBS DFW, A firearms company that makes AR-15 style rifles for the iconic brand Colt, will open a plant in Breckenridge in Stephens County. Oregon company Bold Ideas confirmed the development Friday. Bold Ideas goes by the name Colt Competition, making high accuracy rifles for competition shooting. --snip-- This move follows on the heels of Magpul’s recent decision to pull their manufacturing of the company’s highly popular...
  • Mao’s Grapes of Wrath (China's Domestic Passport System Slows Migration and Economic Growth)

    04/09/2013 6:27:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Beijing — A rice bag holds nearly all the earthly belongings of Xu Xian He, a 60-year-old migrant worker. He sits at the Beijing West Railway Station, smoking tobacco through a long pipe and waiting for the eight-hour train ride home to Jiaozuo, Henan Province. He’ll visit his wife and his beloved farm for a few days, and then he’ll leave again to find construction work in another city. “I like every place where I can make money,” Xu pointedly tells me through an interpreter. As long as he earns more than farm wages, “I don’t care what city. There’s...
  • We're moving to America!

    04/04/2013 4:45:08 PM PDT · by FreedFromNY · 100 replies
    Finally, after years of dreaming, we've finally moving from New Yorkistan to America (the outskirts of Atlanta, to be exactly)! I accepted the transfer offer today, for a position that I really wanted & I'm pretty sure I'm going to love. And to all the Georgia residents out there, I solemnly swear that we will not mess up your state. We're moving to Georgia because we like what it is, not because we want to change it. Having been raised in captivity, I'm thinking it may take us a while to adapt to the wild (AKA freedom). But I'm positive...