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Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued to dampen enthusiasm for having children.

But there may be a silver lining: The decline in 2011 was just 1 percent - not as sharp a fall-off as the 2 to 3 percent drop seen in other recent years.

"It may be that the effect of the recession is slowly coming to an end," said Carl Haub, a senior demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization.

Most striking in the new report were steep declines in Hispanic birth rates and a new low in teen births. Hispanics have been disproportionately affected by the flagging economy, experts say, and teen birth rates have been falling for 20 years.

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just a dude that wants to be free...

That's ok, the estimates for

That's ok, the estimates for when illegal and legal immigration results in the majority of the population not having been born here keeps going down as well. We'll see it in another two decades.

Population shifting and replacing has been a favorite tool of dictators for ages. Many examples throughout history.

When that happens, you should move. But there won't be any place to move to.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Guess many people...

...are just too busy trying to survive.

Am I the only one who

Am I the only one who considers this a good thing? We are over populated and can't afford the ones we have.

I'm all for a natural decrease in population. If we don't do it Mother Nature will be glad to do it for us.

Just wondering where you live?

And have you visited Montana or Wyoming lately? There are 5 people per square mile in Wyoming. My nearest neighbor is 1 mile away. The only traffic jam I have ever seen in Wyoming is cows in the road. When people have a block party here, they invite everyone in a 25 mile radius. The town I shop in,of 4300 people, is 28 miles from my door.

No, you aren't alone.

I don't think we have reached the limits of what the Earth can support, but why should we have a larger population? What is so great about megacities and fewer resources for each person? I don't think any person should get to decide how many people is the right amount but I sure think people have the right to decide if they want children themselves and having fewer people on Earth seems to have mostly an up side.

Free and Brave
or Cradle to Grave
You can't have both

the earth has more than

the earth has more than enough resources to provide for our population. the problem is greed. i believe that this insatiable hunger for more - which man so keenly demonstrates - inevitably leads to our eventual demise.

just a dude that wants to be free...

Sub-replacement fertility in

Sub-replacement fertility in developed nations wreak havoc on economies.
Unless you want the developed nation to fall, you do not want sub-replacement fertility.

There are only two realistic approaches to saving the environment.
1. Mass deaths.
2. Better education -> better technology -> better chance finding sustainable use of natural resources.

Option 1 will happen if we do nothing and will likely happen anyway. Option 2 can only happen in a functional economy.

I just wonder which option those in power have chosen for us.

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But who is going to inherit our debt????

If there are no new babies?

I did my part, my kids are 1, 4, and 7 :-)

Currently consuming: Morehouse's "Better off free", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

Wake up liberty lovers!

that's all i have to say on this issue

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html


I can't believe this Jewish shill site AP has the gall to report this as only being a problem the years Obama has been in office. Give it a rest already, I remember another hit piece they completely lied about Ron Paul and his air travels.

The AP is garbage, been garbage and anyone who listens to them deserves whatever nonsense they are selling. Hopefully death and destruction.

Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family

Population Control...

Hello cattle....

The Georgia Guide Stones and the Murder of Billions!
"1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature."

Demographic Winter: Decline of the Human Family

This documentary states that “we are headed toward a demographic winter which threatens to have catastrophic social and economic consequences.” Which is the opposite of what all the propaganda is saying… Demographic Winter also “reveals in chilling soberness how societies with diminished family influence are now grimly seen as being in social and economic jeopardy.” We do not believe that this is by accident. The “Biblical Family” model has been attacked for decades with billions and trillions of dollars of propaganda, eugenics, government schools, churches, pastors, and useful idiots and morons from all over the world. I think it is safe to say that it is a global physical and spiritual conspiracy against the biblical family. It also reminds us of the Satanic Georgia Guide Stones…. Have you ever heard of them? They probably were not talked about in your government school classroom.

They are the “Ten Commandments” of the New World Order. They start out with…

Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.

The film’s synopsis continues with “Our attempts to modernize through social engineering policies and programs have left children growing up in broken homes, with absentee parents and little exposure to extended family, disconnected from the generations, and these children are experiencing severe psychological, sociological and economic consequences. The intact family’s immeasurable role in the development and prosperity of human societies is crumbling.”

The information in this video is rather vital to Liberty… not just in America but worldwide.

“The warning voices in this film need to be heard before a silent, portentous fall turns into a long, hard winter.”

We suggest you watch it and seek truth on the matter yourself.

“I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe.”
– Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, December 20, 1787