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  • Super Bowl Continues Steady Decline Among Adults Under 50

    02/08/2017 7:05:36 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    sportsmediawatch.com ^ | By Paulsen on 02/07/2017
    The Super Bowl delivered its smallest audience among adults 18-49 in at least ten years. Super Bowl 51 between the Patriots and Falcons delivered a 37.1 rating and 47.6 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demographic, down 2% in ratings and a fraction of a percent in viewership from Broncos/Panthers last year (37.7, 47.9M) and down 5% and 4% respectively from Patriots/Seahawks in 2015 (39.1, 49.7M). It was the lowest rated Super Bowl in the demo since Steelers/Cardinals in 2009 (36.7) and the least-watched in at least a decade. Since hitting 52.5 million in 2011, Super Bowl viewership among adults...
  • After Decades of Little Change, Why Are So Many States Going Right-to-Work?

    02/06/2017 8:56:28 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/3/2017 | Tom Gantert
    In the 47 years between 1964 and 2011, just three states adopted a right-to-work law – Louisiana (1976), Idaho (1985) and Oklahoma (2001). But in the last five years, five more states have made it illegal for employers to make workers pay unions as a condition of employment: Indiana (2012), Michigan (2013), Wisconsin (2015), West Virginia (2016) and Kentucky (2017). In the opening days of its 2017 legislative session, Missouri took a step toward becoming the 29th right-to-work state, when its Republican-controlled House approved a bill to adopt the policy. Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana all passed right-to-work laws when...
  • The United States Cannot Survive as Presently Constituted

    02/06/2017 4:02:04 AM PST · by Badboo · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb. 6, 2017 | Michael Philosof
    “With slight shades of difference,” wrote George Washington in 1796, Americans “have the same religion, manners, habits and political principles. That is no longer true."
  • Our Dying Universities

    02/06/2017 8:25:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Our Dying Universities Msgr. Charles Pope • February 5, 2017 • The last vestiges of the once impressive institution known as the “university” are disappearing as our culture continues to crumble. Perhaps it is poetic justice, since the universities themselves have been a central cause of the cultural collapse that is burying them.The recent riots at the University of California at Berkeley and on other campuses are the result of a decades-long process that has increasingly sought to silence opinions or facts that are at odds with liberalism. Most universities have become indoctrination centers that tolerate little if any...
  • Obama Oversaw The Weakest Growth In American's Personal Income On Record

    01/30/2017 5:19:55 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 01/30/2017 | Tyler Durden
    Over the past 10-years personal income in the US has increased at a 3.39% annualized rate which is the slowest 10-year annualized growth rate since the data began in 1960. Clearly, there has been a ‘stair-step’ decline in the growth rate of personal income over the past several decades. In the 1980s personal income averaged a 9.5% annualized growth rate, in the 1990s it averaged a 6.4% annualized growth rate, and in the 2000s it averaged a 5.2% annualized growth rate. Thus far in the 2010s, the average annualized growth rate has fallen to 3.9%. [..snip..]
  • 5 Ways the World Has CHANGED since 58th Inauguration of TRUMP | Can LIBERTY Exist without Religion?

    01/23/2017 7:29:00 AM PST · by SubMareener · 3 replies
    Discover Ministries ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | Steve Cioccolanti, BA, M.Ed.
    Pastor Steve Cioccolanti is declaring the start of global revival. This teaching begins an important series on Good Government called "Is America a Christian Nation?" available at http://www.discover.org.au/bookshop To understand the immigration problem & global terror threat, watch these videos on WW3: https://discover.org.au/bookshop/inde...
  • Atheism Became Way More Popular During The Obama Era

    01/13/2017 1:23:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/13/2017 | Peter Hasson
    The number of Americans who don’t ascribe to any religion grew significantly during Obama’s eight years in office, according to a recent Pew Research report on how the country changed during the Obama era.U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst “When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all. Those who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion...
  • Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

    01/15/2017 7:17:28 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 87 replies
    AP via CNBC ^ | 1-13-2017 | AP via CNBC
    Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles. The analysis being released Friday gives concrete details about a troubling generational divide that helps to explain much of the anxiety that defined the 2016 election. Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher. The generational gap...
  • Millennials are entitled, narcissistic and lazy - but it's not their fault: Expert claims

    01/06/2017 8:32:23 AM PST · by traumer · 35 replies
    Leadership consultant Simon Sinek has been told that millennials – people born after 1982 – are 'entitled, narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused and lazy' - but he believes it is not their fault. The author's response to the 'millennial question' on Inside Quest 'broke the internet' after he revealed why many young people may display the undesirable qualities listed by their bosses. He explained millennials grew up in an environment where 'every child wins a prize' only to find the 'real world' after school is much different. Where they were told they were special all the time, they were told they could...
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • A giant wave of store closures is about to hit the US

    12/31/2016 12:23:49 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 197 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec 31, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closures at the start of the new year. The industry is heading into 2017 with a glut of store space as shopping continues to shift online and foot traffic to malls declines, according to analysts ~SNIP~Nearly every major department store, including Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, and Sears, have collectively closed hundreds of stores over the last couple years to try and stem losses from unprofitable stores and the rise of ecommerce. But the closures are far from over. Macy's has already said that it's planning to close 100 stores, or about 15%...
  • Millennials are killing the dinner date

    12/29/2016 11:31:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 145 replies
    In recent years, somewhere between endless Tinder swipes and countless OkCupid matches, the dinner date has fallen by the wayside. As online dating surges in popularity, few millennials have the time, money, or desire to sit with a stranger over a long meal. Only 7 in 10,000 messages in a recent OkCupid IAC survey suggested “grabbing some dinner” and a somewhat less scientific survey this reporter conducted of several dozen actively dating 20-somethings found that dinner has become a highly taboo first date. Last month, Moody’s Investors Service slashed its operating-profit growth forecast for the restaurant sector. (This appears to...
  • Americans Are No Longer on the Move

    12/30/2016 1:09:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Americans see themselves as people on the move. When the going gets tough or when opportunity beckons, we get up and go. We move around a lot. Actually, we don't -- or don't nearly so much as we used to. The percentage of Americans moving every year is less than half that of a half-century ago and down significantly since the early 1990s. Some of that decline is a response to the economic cycle. Contrary to widespread impression, mobility tends to decline in bad economic times. The Okies moving from the Dust Bowl to the Central Valley of California made...
  • Hard ciders mysterious demise

    09/05/2012 3:10:02 AM PDT · by djf · 112 replies
    Beer is without question, like Pizza, Madonna, and fast cars, an icon of modern American culture. That the white working class American male is stereotypically referred to as "Joe Six-pack" is but one example of the dominance of beer as lower and middle- class America's preferred alcoholic beverage. But this was not always the case. 150 years ago, in the 1840s, hard cider held the position now held by beer as the preferred alcoholic beverage of the working class. But somehow, by the end of the 19th century and well before Prohibition, Cider all but disappeared in the United States....
  • Don’t Let Trump’s Win Fool You—America’s Getting More Liberal

    12/24/2016 7:13:48 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 68 replies
    Wired ^ | 15 Dec, 2016 | AUTHOR: ISSIE LAPOWSKY
    IN ONE OF the most incisive pieces of post-election pop culture so far, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live school an election night party full of blithely ignorant white liberals on the deep, persistent currents of American racism. “Because of changing demographics, there might never be another Republican president in this country,” cast member Beck Bennett says in the sketch. Chappelle glares at him, dumbfounded. “Word?” he says. “You ever been around this country before?” The gag of course is the fact that, as a black man, Chappelle has seen the country at its ugliest, its least...
  • Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time

    12/23/2016 2:47:44 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-23-2016 | Tyler Durden
    TylerDurdenDecember 23,2016 Just over six years ago, in December of 2010, we wrote "Charting America's Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society", in which we predicted - and showed - that in light of the underlying changes resulting from the second great depression, whose full impacts remain masked by trillions in monetary stimulus and soon, perhaps fiscal, America is shifting from a traditional work force, one where the majority of new employment is retained on a full-time basis, to a "gig" economy, where workers are severely disenfranchised, and enjoy far less employment leverage, job stability and perks than their pre-crash peers....
  • Why US liberals are now buying guns too

    12/20/2016 2:08:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | December 20, 2016 | Brian Wheeler
    Gun ownership has traditionally been associated with the right wing in America but the election of Donald Trump has prompted some left-wingers to join gun clubs - and even start preparing for the collapse of society. "I really didn't expect to be thinking about purchasing a gun. It was something that my father did and I rolled my eyes at him." Clara, a 28-year-old nursing student, grew up in the Mid-West, where "the folks that had guns were seen as hicks" or were just "culturally different", she says. But since the election of Donald Trump in November she has started...
  • Price of bias: America now shunning news media after 2016 election

    Inaccuracies, melodrama, bias, outrage: Journalists showcased plenty during election night news coverage which proved to be intense — and endless. The phenomenon has taken a toll. The weary nation appears to be peeved at the press, and that includes Democrats and Republicans alike who are literally turning away.
  • Cracker Barrel Soars But Why?

    12/17/2016 7:08:21 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 176 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 13 Dec 16 | Josh Arnold
    •CBRL reported a decent Q1. •Comps were positive but only because of strong pricing; traffic and the retail stores were weak. •Margin growth continued but at nearly 21 times this year's earnings, the stock is way too expensive. Cracker Barrel (NASDAQ:CBRL) has long been an example for others in the restaurant sector. The company has bucked weak trends in casual dining and its retail stores have helped shoulder the burden as well. CBRL's unique model has worked extremely well over the past few years and it pays a sizable dividend to boot. After a nice Q1 report, the stock is...
  • All hail the rise of cat men, an antidote to toxic masculinity

    12/14/2016 10:57:23 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 133 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 11, 2016 | Hayley Gleeson
    An online movement of men is shrugging off the stereotype that 'cats are for girls' and flaunting their affinity for kitties, writes Hayley Gleeson. And they're giving others permission to embrace a gentler, more thoughtful kind of masculinity. Myles Loughran is a cat man. 'Cat man' as in, 'cat lady', but with a Y-chromosome. Put another way, Mr Loughran is a man who likes cats — as opposed to a man who likes dogs, say, or miniature pigs. "There's something about cats," the 29-year-old co-owner of Cat Cafe Melbourne tells ABC News. "I feel they can give you that real...
  • Is Sears Dying a Slow Death?

    12/09/2016 1:17:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    Fox Business ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2016
    Sears (SHLD), the 130-year-old American icon, can’t find a way to stop the bleeding. The floundering retailer has closed hundreds of Sears and Kmart stores, cut costs and borrowed millions of dollars from CEO Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund to keep the business going. Sears invested in its online store and a loyalty program, Shop Your Way, in hopes of regaining its footing, but customers have yet to return in droves. On Thursday, Sears reported its fifth quarterly loss in a row, and sales continued their downward trend. Sears also revealed that it will accelerate plans to shutter underperforming stores. Jason...
  • The Tide Is Turning Against the Oligarchs

    12/07/2016 8:12:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Paul Craig Roberts ^ | 05 December 2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell Dear Friends, This is my quarterly request for donations. As you know, this is your site. It will stay up as long as you support it. The ruling oligarchy and their presstitute media have become desperate now that they are losing control over explanations and Americans’ minds. Thus, they charge independent Internet journalists such as myself with being Russian agents peddling fake news. Recent legislation in the House of Representatives, the list of 200 alleged Russian agents, and the attacks on...
  • Work without Men

    12/07/2016 6:29:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2016 | John Horvat II
    Now that the elections are over, there is much talk of trade and jobs. Predictably, the highest priorities are being given to negotiating new trade arrangements and tax policies that will bring back jobs to America. It is true that businesses in America are overtaxed and overregulated. Anything that can be done to alleviate these burdens will be most welcome and stimulate the business climate. Such measures will indeed create jobs and open up opportunities, but they alone will not make America great. America faces a grave moral crisis that needs to be addressed. As Charles Murray and so many...
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Emerging Democrat Majority

    11/30/2016 12:04:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2016 | Richard Winchester
    John Judis and Ruy Teixeira published a bestselling book, The Emerging Democratic Majority, in 2002. Judis hailed the continuing validity of their thesis in an Atlantic article published in November 2012. Other authors, such as Democrat pollster Stanley Greenberg and National Review’s chief political correspondent Tim Alberta, have taken up the drumbeat. The gist of this argument is that a combination of demographic changes to American society and key socioeconomic developments are making it likely that the future will belong to the Democratic Party. Among the demographic changes is the assertion that groups especially likely to vote Democrat – African...
  • 6 million Americans have stopped paying their car loans, and it's becoming a 'significant concern'

    11/30/2016 10:18:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Turner
    There is a lot of talk out there about the auto-loan market right now. Hedge fund manager Jim Chanos has said the auto-lending market should "scare the heck out of everybody," while the auto-lending practices of some used-car dealerships has been given the John Oliver treatment on TV. It's a topic we've been paying attention to as well. In a presentation in September at the Barclays Financial Services Conference, Gordon Smith, the chief executive for consumer and community banking at JPMorgan, set out some eye-opening statistics on the market. Now the New York Federal Reserve is taking a closer look...
  • The real reasons the U.S. became less racist toward Asian Americans

    11/30/2016 9:36:52 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 77 replies
    Jeff Guo
    Between 1940 and 1970, something remarkable happened to Asian Americans. Not only did they surpass African Americans in average household earnings, but they also closed the wage gap with whites. ... [The real secret to Asian American success was not education] How did that happen? About the same time that Asian Americans were climbing the socioeconomic ladder, they also experienced a major shift in their public image. At the outset of the 20th century, Asian Americans had often been portrayed as threatening, exotic and degenerate. But by the 1950s and 1960s, the idea of the model minority had begun to...
  • ESPN Loses Over a Half Million Subscribers (last two months, ESPN lost 1,176,000 subscribers)

    11/30/2016 6:57:28 AM PST · by xzins · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 16 | Dylan Gwinn
    The Nielsen estimates revealed that ESPN lost 555,000 subscribers during the last month. In other words, ESPN essentially lost the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This, coming on the heels of last month, the worst month in ESPN history, where the network lost 621,000 subscribers. In the last two months, ESPN has lost 1,176,000 subscribers, a subscriber loss nearly the size of the city of Dallas, Texas. ...explanation for the network’s cratering subscriber base. ESPN Ombudsman Jim Brady, admitted that the network lurched way too far to the left in recent years, alienating many viewers.
  • Democrats are lying to themselves about what this election meant

    11/30/2016 4:48:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies
    WaPo ^ | Chris Cillizzi
    Democrats, of late, have taken to citing Hillary Clinton's historically large popular vote victory in the presidential race over Donald Trump as evidence that the country is still fundamentally on their side. Judging by recent election results -- even before Clinton's stunning loss three weeks ago -- that's simply not true. Republicans not only control both the U.S. Senate and House but find themselves at or near historic highs in terms of governorships and state legislative control. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack got it exactly right then when he told The Washington Post's Greg Jaffe that the current state of the...
  • WE'VE LOST THE GLUE THAT BINDS US

    10/18/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/18/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    The challenge of racial division in America today is not just that there are forces pushing us apart, but that we've lost the things that held us together. Relations between black people and white people are probably at their worst in anyone's lifetime, with most of those divisions exacerbated dramatically in the last handful of years. The reasons for that have more to do with the manipulation of racial animosity than the reality of the racial situation. Politicians and activists, each standing to benefit by pitting people against one another, have whipped up an internal and seemingly unresolvable conflict between...
  • Six Cultural Trends that Challenge the Modern Evangelizer

    10/18/2016 8:17:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Six Cultural Trends that Challenge the Modern Evangelizer Msgr. Charles Pope • October 17, 2016 • It is critical for us who would preach the Gospel to ponder what sorts of presuppositions our listeners bring to the conversation. Today, sadly, there are many trends that have poisoned the culture and thus make our task much more difficult.But difficult does not mean impossible. It helps to describe modern mindsets, not to despair of them, but rather to look at them with some insight rather than being only vaguely aware of them. If we are more clear on the presuppositions that...
  • The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

    10/13/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 76 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm | By Brett and Kate McKay
    The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus StoreBy Brett and Kate McKay on Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm You’ve probably been to an army surplus store.They all look pretty much the same wherever you live. Surplus stores can be found in strip malls in the rough part of town or as stand-alone warehouse-style buildings with corrugated metal roofing and very few windows. They’re easy to miss while driving because they typically only announce themselves with a small yellow sign emblazoned with “Army Surplus” in black lettering.When you walk in, your nose is met with that distinct army surplus...
  • Wall Street Journal: Only One in Five Millennials Has Ever Eaten a Big Mac

    10/12/2016 7:52:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The death knell has tolled for the Big Mac. Only one in five millennials, aged 18 to 34, has ever tried or knows what a Big Mac tastes like, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • September US auto sales slide even as discounts rise

    10/05/2016 11:50:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 October 2016
    Major automakers posted lower September U.S. sales on Monday despite big consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both General Motors and Ford. With the top six U.S. market leaders reporting, deliveries fell 0.6 percent from a year earlier. But sales were still strong at 17.8 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, Bill Fay, head of the Toyota brand in the U.S. market, told reporters on a conference call. GM, the top-seller in the United States, posted a 0.6 percent decline. Ford reported an 8 percent drop, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was down 1 percent. Shares of...
  • POLL SHOCK! Hillary Clinton Drops 19 POINTS with Millennial Voters in ONE MONTH

    09/20/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 114 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 20th, 2016 7:04 pm | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton had a rough couple of weeks. First she called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables” Then on 9-11 Hillary Clinton collapsed at Ground Zero. It’s taken a toll. Hillary Clinton has dropped 19 points with millennial voters in one month! The house of cards is falling in…
  • Google Trends Predicting Trump Win

    09/20/2016 6:24:29 PM PDT · by KavMan · 28 replies
    Google Trends Predicting Trump Win https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svpKWATgOG4
  • Progressively Regressive Sexuality: A Return to Pagan Morality

    09/16/2016 5:17:24 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 44 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | September 8, 2016 | Eric Metaxas
    Sexual progressives claim to be ushering in a “brave new world” of freedom. But their “new” morality is as old as the hills. How often have you heard sexual progressives claim that those of us who hold to traditional sexual morality and marriage are “on the wrong side of history?” But as one new book points out, it’s the proponents of the sexual revolution who are embracing a sexual morality that history left behind millennia ago—in the dusty ruins of the Roman Forum. Yes, today Western civilization is undergoing a dramatic cultural shift. In just a few short years our...
  • Polls darken for Democrats

    09/15/2016 12:42:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton’s once formidable lead over Donald Trump in national and battleground polls is evaporating. Trump has pulled into the lead in Florida and Ohio, two crucial states where he has trailed Clinton for most of the race, and several states that once looked out of reach for Trump — Colorado and Virginia, among them — suddenly appear competitive. ADVERTISEMENT One survey showed Trump swinging to a lead in Nevada, a state that President Obama carried with ease during both of his presidential campaigns. And a poll of Iowa, which has only gone for the GOP nominee once in the...
  • Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Plunges to Record Low in Gallup Poll

    09/14/2016 5:45:18 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 9-14-2016 | Michael Krieger
    Michael KriegerSeptember 14, 2016 In yesterday’s post, The Death of Mainstream Media, I noted: At the end of the day, I have concluded that my focus on Hillary as of late (vs. Trump) has as much to with my disgust for the mainstream media as anything else. To see these organs, which have destroyed this country by keeping the people uninformed for decades, now rally around a sickly, corrupt, oligarch coddling politician as the empire enters the collapse stage is simply too much to stomach… The only positive thing to happen during this election season is the death of mainstream...
  • Pew: Whites, Christians fleeing Democratic Party

    09/14/2016 11:42:36 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 61 replies
    The Washington Exmainer ^ | 9/13/2016 | Paul Bedard
    White and Christian voters are abandoning the Democratic Party, according to a remarkable new analysis of political party demographics. The Pew Research Center found that there is now a 29-point white gap, the largest ever between the GOP and Democrats. According to the new analysis, "non-Hispanic whites make up 57 percent of all Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters, down significantly from 76 percent in 1992. By contrast, though the share of GOP voters who are white also has declined since 1992, the change has been much more modest: Currently, 86 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters are non-Hispanic whites,...
  • Gun ownership is up in America. So why isn't the media telling you about it?

    09/08/2016 11:02:52 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    Two weeks ago, the PEW Research Center released a survey showing that gun ownership by households is up to 44% — a 7-percentage point increase in the past two years. Another 5% of households won’t reveal whether they own a gun. Yet, not a single mainstream American media headline has announced the increase. In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In their War on Guns they want to give the impression that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have...
  • Report: Up To 80% Of Current Jobs Threatened By Technology

    09/05/2016 1:41:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 5, 2016 | Ted Goodman
    More than 70 percent of manufacturing jobs and more than half of jobs involving data collection might be rendered obsolete by automation and robots, according to a report from McKinsey & Company. One study estimated up to 80 percent of current jobs may be threatened by automation, which could become a critical economic issue for policy makers and global leaders in the coming decades. While Americans celebrate Labor Day weekend, it is a good time to contemplate the rise in artificial intelligence and how it can threaten jobs in all types of industries....
  • Clinton fading on RCP

    09/05/2016 2:41:34 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Her national lead is down to 3.9, his lead in LA Times is now up to 3%, and she's only leading by 1% in both Reuters and IBD. The graphics for the RCP Average shows Trump slowly trending upwards, while Hillary takes an abrupt nose dive.
  • Modern life is KILLING children: gadgets, pollution and pesticides are blamed as cancer rates…[tr]

    09/04/2016 8:30:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 13:46 EST, 4 September 2016 | Simon Holmes
    Pollution, pesticides and fast food is killing our children, with new government statistics revealing that the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40% over the past 16 years. Analysis compiled by researchers from the charity Children with Cancer UK found new cases of cancer in young people rose by 1,300 every year since statistics were last compiled in 1998. The charity found this is most evident in colon cancer, which has increased by 200%, and thyroid cancer, which has seen its cases doubled during the 18 years since the last report was released. […] Alasdair Philips, science...
  • Gender dysphoria - once rare, now 'trendy'

    08/30/2016 3:25:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    A child psychiatrist is shedding light on the issue of transgenderism after a Texas mother asked a school to adopt a transgender bathroom policy to accommodate her kindergartener. EAGNews reports the Pearland Independent School District is refusing to comply with a mother's request this month to change its policy even though she says her transgender child is so distraught he prays to be taken to heaven. Psychiatrist Dr. Allan Josephson of the University of Louisville's Bingham Clinic says a child that age cannot grasp the concept of transgenderism. "To be this troubled to ask to be taken away or go...
  • The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To Church

    08/28/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 418 replies
    The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Are Not Going To ChurchThe standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American intellectuals began doubting the validity of God as an explanatory mechanism for natural life. As science became a more widely accepted method for investigating and understanding the physical world, religion became a less viable way of thinking—not just about medicine and mechanics, but also culture and politics and economics and every other sphere of public life. As the United States became more secular, people slowly began drifting away from faith.Of course,...
  • Southern Baptists See 9th Year of Membership Decline

    08/24/2016 5:52:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 6/8/16 | AP
    The denomination lost 200,000 members in 2015.The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2015— the ninth straight year of decline for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Membership stands at 15.3 million, down from 15.5 million in 2014, according to denomination statistics released on Tuesday. Baptisms also fell by more than 10,000 to just a little more than 295,000. Baptisms are an important measure for the Nashville-based denomination because of its strong commitment to evangelism. After the numbers were announced, some denominational leaders emphasized the positive news that the number of Southern Baptist churches increased last year by...
  • Walmart bucks downward trend in retail with earnings beat

    08/18/2016 12:42:03 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | Reuters
    Earlier this year, Walmart said it would invest $2.7 billion over two years to increase entry-level wages to $10 an hour, a move the company said has led to cleaner stores, faster checkouts and improved customer service. “Walmart’s strategic investments are generating traction, which is especially meaningful, given a large portion of its customer base remains challenged,” said Moody’s analyst Charlie O’Shea. The company bucked a string of weak results by higher-end brick-and-mortar competitors like Target, Macy’s and Kohls.
  • When millennials fly, they don't want to say hi

    08/15/2016 6:26:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 99 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sushma Un
    Here’s one more group millennials are ignoring as they spend time glued to their smartphones — airline personnel. About 61% of millennials admitted to hiding behind electronic devices in order to avoid interacting with airline staff, according to a survey market-research firm Mintel conducted among 2,000 adults. Beyond millennials, less than half of Generation X — those born roughly between 1965 and 1980 — say they avoid airline personnel, and less than 37% of baby boomers said so. Automated technology is increasingly replacing people for cost-savings and convenience, and few travelers still value the human touch in the process.
  • A New Study Finds That Men Are Weaker Today Than They Were 30 Years Ago

    08/10/2016 6:24:50 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 131 replies
    Australia Men's Health ^ | August 10, 2016 | Paige Fowler
    Think you’d beat your dad in an arm wrestling competition when he was your age? Bad news: he’d probably kick your ass. Men today are weaker than they were 30 years ago, research in the Journal of Hand Therapy found. In the study, men aged 20-34 have lower grip and pinch strength – which measures how strong your hand and upper extremities are – than the same aged guys did three decades ago. In fact, the average grip strength for men ages 25-29 is nearly 12 kilograms lower today than it was before. Your grip may not seem super important...
  • The last big frontier(movement of conservatives to the inland north-west is quietly gaining steam)

    08/06/2016 8:30:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 69 replies
    The Economist ^ | 8-6-16 | unattributed
    ASKED by an out-of-stater where the nearest shooting range is, Patrick Leavitt, an affable gunsmith at Riverman Gun Works in Coeur d’Alene, says: “This is Idaho—you can shoot pretty much anywhere away from buildings.” That is one reason why the sparsely populated state is attracting a growing number of “political refugees” keen to slip free from bureaucrats in America’s liberal states, says James Wesley, Rawles (yes, with a comma), an author of bestselling survivalist novels. In a widely read manifesto posted in 2011 on his survivalblog.com, Mr Rawles, a former army intelligence officer, urged libertarian-leaning Christians and Jews to move...