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Save The Planet! Don’t Wear I/O Denim Jeans!

It’s widely acknowledged that human beings are bad for the planet. We degrade natural habitats. We pollute. We change the climate.

The fewer human beings around, the better it will be for the biosphere. But, how can we accomplish population reduction in a humane manner? Massive slaughter wouldn’t likely be very environmentally friendly in itself.

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Isolation: Where in America Do They Want You to Just Go Home?

A few days ago, I saw a bumper sticker in Central Maine that read, “Welcome to Maine… Now Go Home!” It didn’t take me too long to react emotionally to that statement; I hear some version of that sentiment almost every day living here in Maine. Whether it’s someone talking about what “real Mainers” would [...]

NRA claim about Crime and Right-to-Carry States: Is it True? (Fact Check)

Yesterday, I noticed the recent Twitter posting of a disgraced former GOP chair:

“In right-to-carry states the violent crime rate is 24% lower than the rest of the US and the murder rate is 28% lower.”

A quick look at the latest available Uniform Crime Reports shows that this claim is not true. But I [...]

Which Luciferian Obama Administration Officials Are Culling The Herd?

There is no record at all of any top Obama Administration official using the phrase “culling the herd”. Barack Obama hasn’t ever talked about “culling the herd”. Neither has Vice President Joe Biden. Nor have John Kerry or Charles Hagel, the secretaries of State and Defense. [...]

School Shootings are Less Likely than Asteroid Hits. No, You Don’t Have to Scare Your Kids.

When I picked up the Bangor Daily News this morning, I read columnist Sarah Smiley insisting that she “had to tell” her children about last week’s school shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut. Adults absolutely have the right to feel the way they want to feel about the shootings in Connecticut. But do we “have” to [...]

Governments Request More User Data from Google in 2011. Which Countries are the Biggest Culprits?

Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010:

Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January to June of 2011. The most acquisitive governments of [...]

Prepare For 7 Billion

Public events are scheduled for a month from now, when the 7 billionth living human being will be born. However, awareness events can’t seem to overcome the basic physiological fact that people hunger to make more people. [...]

Fact Check: Nonie Darwish and Enough Muslims to Elect a President in 20 Years?

In this morning’s e-mail, Irregular Times received the following message:

Joys of Muslim Women by Nonie Darwish…

In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. and Canada to elect the President or Prime Minister by themselves! Rest assured they will do so… You can look at how they have taken over [...]

No Strong Link Between Population Growth And Religious Identity

An important insight from the combination of the American Religious Identification Survey and the 2010 Census is that it’s not safe to predict trends in population from state to state according to prevalence of Christianity. [...]

America Overrun by Muslims in 20 Years?

Last week the New York Times shared Diana Serafin’s justification for banning a mosque in Tennessee:

As a mother and a grandmother, I worry. I learned that in 20 years with the rate of the birth population, we will be overtaken by Islam, and their goal is to get people in Congress and the Supreme [...]

Survey: Do You Know How Many Adults in the U.S.A. are Muslim?

As the right-wing media froth about the imminent implementation of sharia law in America, let’s take a step back and consider what would have to occur for that to happen. There are actually many different understandings and implementations of sharia in various Muslim countries, a fact that is usually ignored by the likes of FOX [...]