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  • Birth rates keep falling for U.S. women

    05/18/2018 4:50:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2018 | MIKE STOBBE
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That's the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop...
  • [Truncated] . . . Country Doesn't 'Give a Damn' About Stormy Daniels, No 'Blue Wave' Coming

    05/14/2018 12:29:27 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 18 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | May 14, 2018 | Jenni Fink
    A former adviser to President Bill Clinton, Dick Morris, predicted Republicans will overwhelmingly win during the midterms because Democrats are focused on issues that aren't a voting factor to most of the country. During an interview on “The Cats Roundtable,” Morris explained that in the 1990s when he worked for Clinton, Republicans thought they had a “gold mine” when the Monica Lewinsky scandal came out. While Republicans only talked about impeachment and the scandal, when election time came, Democrats gained seats, which is what he predicts will happen come midterms.
  • Ford is basically giving up on US car business, and GM is not far behind

    04/26/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 129 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/26/2018 | Robert Ferris
    Ford's plan to reduce its passenger car lineup to just two models, and GM's difficulty selling passenger cars in the U.S. show how much tastes are drifting toward trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Ford will only update the Focus Active crossover and Mustang for the U.S. market, while GM called out a challenging passenger car environment. ====================================================================================================== So is it really the end of the American car on its home turf? From the way Detroit's major executives are talking, it would seem so. Ford said Wednesday it will only offer two new cars in North America over the coming years —...
  • A Perfect Storm is Brewing in Army Recruiting – Does It Know Why?

    04/23/2018 6:06:51 PM PDT · by pboyington · 83 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 23, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Two days ago, it was reported that the Army will fall short of its goal to recruit 80,000 new soldiers this year. According to the Associated Press: Army officials say the updated goal will be 76,500. Six months into the recruiting year the service has brought in just 28,000 new soldiers. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said the main effort is to grow the Army to 483,500, as approved by Congress. The struggle to meet this year’s higher recruiting numbers — which were a significant hike over last year’s recruiting mission of 69,000 — was expected, mainly due to the favorable...
  • Germans: A Minority By 2060

    04/24/2018 6:48:26 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 43 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 23 April 2018 | Robert Ossenblok
    Germans: A Minority By 2060 Germany has the highest percentage of immigrants of all the 27 EU members ... Germany’s Collapse In Frankfurt, one of the biggest cities in Germany, native Germans are already a minority. Yet that is only the start. Research shows us that by 2060, without migration, there will be less than 40 million native Germans left in total. By the end of the century, that number drops to just over 20 million. If Germany wishes to have enough immigrants to keep its population stable around 80 million, Germans will be a minority in their own country...
  • Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use

    04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT · by familyop · 236 replies
    The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD
    Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.
  • Ten things that will disappear in our lifetime.

    04/22/2018 6:13:57 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 325 replies
    email from a friend and scioto ^ | 4/22/2018 | unknown
    Ten Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime 1. The Post Office Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills. 2. The Check Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with check by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks....
  • Study: Nearly 1 in 4 children has at least one immigrant parent

    04/19/2018 10:13:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Study: Nearly 1 in 4 children has at least one immigrant parent By John Bowden - 04/18/18 03:32 PM EDT One in 4 children living in the U.S. in 2016 had at least one parent who was born outside the U.S., according to a study released Wednesday. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that about 20 million children living in the U.S. in 2016, or about 23 percent, had at least one parent who immigrated to the U.S. Most of those children, 89 percent, are citizens of the U.S. themselves, the study adds. More half of those children live in...
  • Jonah Goldberg's Elephant in the Boudoir--Not "Sex", Perpetuo-Omni-Pseudo-Copulationism

    04/17/2018 2:46:39 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Your Common Sense | 11/16/28 | Charlesoconnell
    Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould had a piano partially converted to a harpsichord, piano hammers removed, replaced with posts & quills. The harsh sound was described as "2 Skeletons Copulating on a Corrugated Tin Roof". An apt word cartoon to symbolize the motivation of end-stage Western civilization. Doing It with anything, everything, all the time, is not sex, which makes babies, creates the new world, unites couples and weaves the seamless fabric of the next society after this one winds down its inglorious suicide. Catholic sex tracker Mary Eberstadt considers it a new religion. She doesn't call it, its proper...
  • Only 39% of Catholics and 45% of Protestants Attend Church Weekly

    04/12/2018 9:00:47 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 200 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 11, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    An updated survey from Gallup, which it has conducted every 10 years since 1955, shows that only 39% of Catholics and 45% of Protestants attend church weekly. Back in 1955, about 75% of Catholics went to Mass every week. For the Protestants, about 42% went to church weekly.
  • Fully 20% Of Americans Now Have No Religious Identity

    04/12/2018 9:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    And church attendance by Roman Catholics is on the decline again. So, in fact, is the religious affiliation among Americans at large.The drop continues a long trend of declining attendance at mass. In the last three years, an average of only 39 percent of Catholics reported attending church in the past week. That’s down from an average of 45 percent just 10 years ago. And severely off from the mid-1900’s. In 1955, for instance, 75 percent of Catholics reported attending mass during the previous week.On the other side of the aisle, the new Gallup survey found that church attendance...
  • Nearly Two-Thirds of Young Americans Fearful About the Future of Democracy, Harvard poll finds (tr)

    04/12/2018 7:21:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government, finds that nearly two-thirds (64%) of young Americans have more fear than hope about the future of democracy in America. For the first time, the Harvard Public Opinion Project asked a series of questions about how responsible 18- to 29-year-olds believed different groups were for the existing problems in American politics and society today. Politicians were viewed as very or somewhat responsible by at least 7-in-10 young Americans, regardless of political affiliation. Money in politics and the media...
  • New Data Reveals Americans Rediscovering Small Towns

    03/25/2018 5:42:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    If you’ve ever lived in a small town or city, these new census figures will not surprise you:More Americans, especially retirees, are moving to small towns for the safer, cleaner, more affordable life. Even those younger Gen X types who put off families for the bright lights of the big city are moving out of there, usually to suburbs.One major reason for urban flight is the rising cost of housing, which if you’re paying rent, is like burning money. City populations are still growing slightly but much less than before and mainly because of immigrant arrivals. In the last...
  • What’s in a name: Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise

    03/21/2018 1:09:48 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 126 replies
    Ap.com ^ | 3/21/18 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) — Whether Royal, Charlie or Salem, Skyler, Justice or Oakley, unisex names for babies are on the rise among parents more willing than ever to embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children and attempt to head off sexism on their behalf. “We’re definitely seeing more conversation today around the distinction of a truly gender-neutral name,” said Linda Murray, global editor-in-chief of BabyCenter.com. “This generation is truly interested in gender neutral names.” The Social Security Administration puts out a top 10 list of popular baby names every year based on its registrations, but it also keeps...
  • The world is descending into tyranny

    03/21/2018 8:13:10 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/21/18 | Ralph Peters
    The world is descending into tyranny It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, democracy was supposed to be irresistible. While some of us were more skeptical than others, even cynics allowed that freedom seemed to have the upper hand. Instead, barely a quarter-century along, democracy and political freedoms are newly embattled, as one society after another defaults to reborn tyranny, striding behind religious extremism, xenophobic nationalism — or both. On Sunday, Vladimir Putin was re-elected as Russia’s president with almost 77 percent of the vote. With his relentlessly propagandized image at home, Putin...
  • This week in leftist fascism...

    03/12/2018 1:43:21 PM PDT · by Voption · 13 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | March 12, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    "It is only a week since my last report on leftist fascism and bigotry. Yet, in that short week the number of new examples of violence, intolerance, bigotry, and hate coming from liberal and leftwing activists is almost more than I can keep up with. Below is a small sampling, all from the period from March 6 to March 12 Three themes clearly dominate today’s leftist activist movement of outrage... First, there is the use of violence and mob action to attack things they don’t agree with or dislike, as illustrated in the first two stories...The second theme is that...
  • Why More Men Than Ever View Marriage as a Bad Deal

    03/10/2018 7:18:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 429 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/09/2018 | John Hawkins
    Over the last few decades, we’ve seen a revolutionary change in the way marriage works in America. In your great-grandparents’ heyday, relationships were more about raising a family and making a living than love. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t any love involved; it just means the motivations were often a little different than they are today. Women wanted to get out from under the same roof as their parents and have kids. When a woman found a decent man who treated her well and seemed like he could provide for her and her children, that was often enough of a...
  • The Red Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration And The Agenda To Erase America

    03/03/2018 8:26:17 AM PST · by Az Joe · 23 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 07/15/2015 | James Simpson
    As more Americans lose sleep with worry about the next Islamic terrorist attack on America, whether from a “lone wolf” or organized Jihadist cells, we may be missing the most certain source of danger: the rise of Muslim migration through federal immigration policy including our refugee and asylum programs and other US immigration channels. America is being undermined by a tidal wave of immigration. Federal agencies collaborate with multinational entities and a universe of liberal organizations to bring in people from all over the world, while these so-called “Volunteer Agencies” (VOLAGs) are remunerated handsomely on taxpayer dollars. Every year, the...
  • Tucker Carlson, California Turning Into A Third World Country - Poor Latin American Immigrants

    03/04/2018 5:54:15 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-4-2018 | Brennan Weiss
    Primetime Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson used a segment during his show Friday night to focus on a recent report that rated California last in terms of quality of life among the 50 US states. "How do you take a place that was as world famous as Eden and in 50 years, make it the worst place in America?" Carlson asked his guest, radio talk show host Ethan Bearman. When Bearman suggested that overpopulation might be one of the reasons for California's poor quality of life, Carlson interjected. "Hold on, where do the majority in the past 30 years —...
  • Anarchy Is Swallowing Up the Social Order

    03/03/2018 4:49:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Government in the name of order, control, efficiency, organization, the greatest good for the greatest number, solidarity, social justice, and safety is instead ruling over a society that is increasingly disordered, crime-ridden, unjust, and disturbed to an extreme. A word that describes the direction of our acceleration through space and time is anarchy. The momentum toward anarchy began with the move toward federal government expansion. During Woodrow Wilson's presidency, we began to see the implementation of what is now called the administrative state. This was helped along by our participation in WWI, which created the need for more governmental controls....