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Topics: alcoholism

Winter Games in a Wintering Nation



  Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. These failings in Russia represent the face of the greatest myth propagated this past half-century: that low-fertility creates a successful society.  Population controllers lure countries into population control programs with the promise of nice things; they promise democracy, economic prosperity, and increased longevity.[1] Russia has incredibly low fertility—1.6 children per women—but the low …

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From The Countries



Russia Fights Demographic Decline with Honors for Large Families The Order of Parental Glory marks the latest attempt of the Russian Federation to halt the demographic free fall into which alcoholism, AIDS, and abortion have dropped its population, Along with a cash prize of 50,000 rubles, the Order is presented to families who give birth to, or adopt, at least four children, and meet a host of other criteria that demonstrate the children are being …

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Irish Exceptionalism at an End?



In November, I went on a short speaking tour of the Republic of Ireland (not the northern bit), the first time I had been to that country, I spent a week there giving speeches at three Irish universities and visiting sonic of the sights of an island about the size of the state of Maine. I went expecting friendly people, a still slightly traditional culture, and beautiful countryside, and my expectations were exceeded. Ireland is …

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Irish Exceptionalism at an End?



December 7, 2006     Vol. 8 / No. 48 Irish Exceptionalism At an End? Last month, I went on a short speaking tour of the Republic of Ireland (not the northern bit), the first time I had been to that country.  I spent a week there giving speeches at three Irish universities and visiting some of the sights of an island about the size of the state of Maine.  I went expecting friendly people, a still slightly …

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From the Countries



Grants Given to “Protect” Women Five two-year grants, totaling $1.15 million, will be given by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California, to “improve access to reproductive health care of women of color, low-income residents and teenagers.” To “protect” California Latinos, $300,000 will be given to the San Francisco-based Latino Issues Forum which will collaborate with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice in Los Angeles; to reach youth through the formation of youth …

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Pro-Life Travels: Sri Lanka



The “resplendent island,” better I known as Sri Lanka and formerly as Ceylon, is situated off the south-eastern coast of India. Multi-ethnic and multi-religious, it has a population of 20 million and a land mass of 65,610 square kilometers. Ethnically, its people are Singhalese (69%), the majority of whom are Buddhists; Tamils, who are mostly Hindu, account for 15% of the population; the Moors (8%) are Muslims and steadily increasing; while Catholics, drawn from all …

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