President Barack Obama is attempting to lower the rate of “births” — and separately, pregnancies — among blacks and Latinos.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists reducing “births” as one of the top goals of Obama’s “Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.”
The language on the CDC’s website makes clear that the program seeks to reduce the rate of both pregnancies and “births” among minorities.
Specifically, the CDC says the “purpose of this program is to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino/Hispanic youth aged 15–19 years.”
Although the CDC site explaining the program makes no mention of the word “abortion,” the $110 million program — as funded for FY2010 — bankrolls a range of featured “partners,” some of whom readily encourage abortion.
The Obama administration has set a goal that those partners reduce teen births in the “target community” by 10% by next year.
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Union leaders in Detroit want $100 million in federal funding earmarked for homeowner assistance to help make up a $3.5 billion shortfall in the retirement system for city workers, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Under the plan being discussed by federal and state officials, Michigan would give Detroit $100 million earmarked for the state from a U.S. Treasury Department fund established in 2010 to provide relief to struggling homeowners in the wake of the housing crisis, according to the report.
Officials familiar with the discussions told The Wall Street Journal that Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr could use the unspent funding earmarked for blight elimination to help reduce pension cuts for city employees.
The Obama administration previously announced nearly $300 million in federal and private funding for Detroit, largely drawn from existing resources. The city filed for bankruptcy last July, citing $18 billion in unmanageable long-term liabilities.
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Unless you live in the middle of nowhere and witness this first hand, it’s probably hard to imagine that inhabitants haven’t covered the whole of the U.S., especially if your abode is in a city where it might feel like humanity is so dense that people are living on top of each other.
But a new map drummed up by mapsbynik shows just how much room there is left in North America to spread out, where not another soul is reported to live — where the population is exactly zero.
See all that dark green? “Nobody lives here,” according to mapsbynik.
Using the U.S. Census Bureau’s smallest unit to measure an area — a block — mapsbynik wrote that a single person living in a block is enough to disqualify the area from being shaded green. That said, 4,871,270 blocks in the U.S. — 4.61 million square kilometers of land composing 47 percent of the country — do not have one inhabitant.
“Ultimately, I made this map to show a different side of the United States. Human geographers spend so much time thinking about where people are,” mapsbynik continued later in the post. “I thought I might bring some new insight by showing where they are not, adding contrast and context to the typical displays of the country’s population geography.”
Read the full article at The Blaze.
Roughly 25 Muslim drivers dispatched to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are refusing to drive cabs adorned with advertising for the region’s upcoming Gay Games, citing religious reasons.
Two of the three companies operating at Ohio’s largest airport were informed by the drivers — one-third of the airport’s total fleet — last week that they will no longer participate in the airport’s dedicated taxicab program. The companies, Ace and Yellow Taxi Cab, were told by the drivers that their decision was based on religious reasons, airport spokeswoman Jacqueline Mayo told FoxNews.com.
Ann Gynn, a spokeswoman for the Gay Games, said she believes the protest is an “isolated” case and not indicative of the beliefs held by most residents in Cleveland and Akron, where the Gay Games will be held on Aug. 9-16.
“What’s surprising is that the Gay Games are about inclusion,” she continued. “The Gay Games are open to everybody. This is about inclusiveness on sporting fields and welcoming people as they are.”
Read the full story at FoxNews.com.
Yeah, a Liberal’s definition of inclusion is forcing everyone to agree with you, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.