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@Macnamara  interesting, and worrying, reading, even though it doesn't look very deeply into why this trend is happening. Also I note that childbirth had a peak during WW2, the hardest period during the timescale of this data. I'd like to see family size data over a much longer period, eg have we recovered from a crash like this before in history? 

 

The commonly held view that we can't afford children and need to postpone for the sakes of careers, is in stark contrast to many poorer countries where birth rates are much higher. I'd like to see the data shown across different segments too, eg is there a link between a rising middle class and a declining offspring? 

 

I also suspect that our consumer society tries to prolong and glorify our image of youthfulness, and of thinking we don't need to properly 'grow up'  till we reach our 30s. Middle and old age are seen as something dreadful to be avoided as long as possible with, of course, expensive treatments. 

  

I'm not one to judge though, I'm a victim of this mindset too, I'm a dad but don't have a large family. Is there a thread to discuss what to do about the demographic crash? I've a few vague thoughts but would value some discussion. 

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On 1/30/2022 at 12:09 AM, Campion said:

@Macnamara  is there a link between a rising middle class and a declining offspring? 

 

I also suspect that our consumer society tries to prolong and glorify our image of youthfulness, and of thinking we don't need to properly 'grow up'  till we reach our 30s

 

women have been told by marxist feminists that they must define themselves as women by having a 'career'

 

as a result many women are now pursuing that as their primary goal in life instead of family

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I'm assuming some of this stock in WH Smiths was in for Black History month, which I don't have a specific issue with as ling as it is not every day; though given the local demographic it might not be the best stock for sales.

 

What I do have issue with is the general and persistent stocking of woke books.

 

Whilst Black History Month is clearly transitory, there does seem to also be a general predilection for books on women in history over men, with the exception of green activists and also a huge number of rainbow coloured books and books about bums. What is going on?

 

 

 

 

 

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Poll: Most Democrats Would Flee if US Was Invaded, Most Republicans Would Stay and Fight

As a rag-tag collection of fighters has made Russia pay a high price for every step of ground it has gained in Ukraine, a new poll has shown that a majority of members in one political party would head for anywhere else if war came to America’s shores.

Fifty-two percent of Democrats said they would run rather than defend their nation, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The poll has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.

With 40 percent of Democrats polled saying they would stay to fight, that was the lowest of all groups surveyed. Overall, 55 percent of those surveyed said they would stay while 38 percent said they would leave. 

Republicans would battle anyone invading America, according to the poll, with 68 percent saying they would fight and only 25 percent saying they would run. Among independents, 57 percent would remain, and 36 percent would run away.

Multiple commentators have tried to find meaning for America in Ukraine’s long, slow agony. 

In a recent column in The New York Times, David Brooks said the war in Ukraine has reminded many around the world about patriotism — even in places where it seems invisible.

http://www.stationgossip.com/2022/03/poll-most-democrats-would-flee-if-us.html

 

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On 3/9/2022 at 5:22 PM, Macnamara said:

Poll: Most Democrats Would Flee if US Was Invaded, Most Republicans Would Stay and Fight

As a rag-tag collection of fighters has made Russia pay a high price for every step of ground it has gained in Ukraine, a new poll has shown that a majority of members in one political party would head for anywhere else if war came to America’s shores.

Fifty-two percent of Democrats said they would run rather than defend their nation, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The poll has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.

With 40 percent of Democrats polled saying they would stay to fight, that was the lowest of all groups surveyed. Overall, 55 percent of those surveyed said they would stay while 38 percent said they would leave. 

Republicans would battle anyone invading America, according to the poll, with 68 percent saying they would fight and only 25 percent saying they would run. Among independents, 57 percent would remain, and 36 percent would run away.

Multiple commentators have tried to find meaning for America in Ukraine’s long, slow agony. 

In a recent column in The New York Times, David Brooks said the war in Ukraine has reminded many around the world about patriotism — even in places where it seems invisible.

http://www.stationgossip.com/2022/03/poll-most-democrats-would-flee-if-us.html

 

Hell, I yell at people who dig through my garbage cans. 

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John Cleese has mic taken away after making slavery joke

John Cleese had his microphone taken away at an onstage event after he made a controversial joke about slavery.

 

The comedian and actor was attending a John Cleese in Conversation event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on March 11 alongside comedians including Duclé Sloan, Jim Gaffigan and Ricky Velez.

 

Cleese asked his fellow panelists who was more oppressed by colonisation and started discussing “competition” between cultures.

 

“[People] get competitive about this business of being oppressed,” Cleese said. “You do know the British have been slaves twice, right?”

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sloan then took away Cleese’s microphone, saying: “I saved a comic whose career I respect”.

 

Cleese continued regardless, adding: “I want reparations from Italy.”

He continued: “And then the Normans came over in 1066… they were horrible people from France and they colonised us for 30 years and we need reparations there too, I’m afraid.”

 

Making light of the situation as Cleese continued in spite of his fellow comedians trying to stop him, moderator Dan Pasternack told the audience: “And this is why your phones are locked up.”

 

“The thing is, I’m going to be dead soon,” Cleese said later, explaining his remarks. “That’s why I’m in favour of global warming – I don’t want to be cold ever again.”👊😆

https://www.nme.com/news/tv/john-cleese-microphone-taken-away-sxsw-3182902

 

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2 minutes ago, skitzorat said:

John Cleese has mic taken away after making slavery joke

John Cleese had his microphone taken away at an onstage event after he made a controversial joke about slavery.

 

The comedian and actor was attending a John Cleese in Conversation event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on March 11 alongside comedians including Duclé Sloan, Jim Gaffigan and Ricky Velez.

 

Cleese asked his fellow panelists who was more oppressed by colonisation and started discussing “competition” between cultures.

 

“[People] get competitive about this business of being oppressed,” Cleese said. “You do know the British have been slaves twice, right?”

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sloan then took away Cleese’s microphone, saying: “I saved a comic whose career I respect”.

 

Cleese continued regardless, adding: “I want reparations from Italy.”

He continued: “And then the Normans came over in 1066… they were horrible people from France and they colonised us for 30 years and we need reparations there too, I’m afraid.”

 

Making light of the situation as Cleese continued in spite of his fellow comedians trying to stop him, moderator Dan Pasternack told the audience: “And this is why your phones are locked up.”

 

“The thing is, I’m going to be dead soon,” Cleese said later, explaining his remarks. “That’s why I’m in favour of global warming – I don’t want to be cold ever again.”👊😆

https://www.nme.com/news/tv/john-cleese-microphone-taken-away-sxsw-3182902

 

 

He should have just said the Bible doesn't object to slavery... so are you repressing my religious freedom? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bible_and_slavery

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