Monday, September 15, 2014

The African continent, which had 1.2 billion people in 2013, will have 2.3 billion in 2050, and 4.2 billion by century’s end

Patrick J. Buchanan writes about the disintegration of Europe.

A new study reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially and subconsciously attracted to each other's body odor

During the study, 146 participants rated the attractiveness of the body odor of unknown strong liberals and strong conservatives, without ever seeing the individuals whose smells they were evaluating. "People could not predict the political ideology of others by smell if you asked them, but they differentially found the smell of those who aligned with them more attractive. So I believe smell conveys important information about long-term affinity in political ideology that becomes incorporated into a key component of subconscious attraction," said Dr. Rose McDermott, lead author of the study.

According to the United Nations, Sweden received the most asylum applications per person in the world from 2009 through 2013

Sweden expects more than 90,000 asylum seekers in 2014, a huge number in a country of only 10 million people. The share of Swedes born abroad was 16% in 2013 compared with 11% in 2000.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Paris police have arrested a convicted anti-Semite and radical black power activist after he arrived in France to promote a new book

Kemi Seba, head of the French branch of the New Black Panther Party, was detained after a public appearance at the Main d'Or theatre in the French capital. A magistrate then ordered his incarceration because Kemi Seba, whose real name is Stellio Capo Chichi, was wanted for having violated the terms of a 2009 suspended sentence for violence. He has been living in Senegal and had told followers that he would tour France to promote his recent book. The theatre where he had appeared is used by the controversial black comedian known as Dieudonne, who has been repeatedly convicted of anti-Semitism. Kemi Seba is no stranger to brushes with the law. Two groups that he founded - Tribu K and later Jeunesse Kemi Saba - were dissolved by the French justice ministry for inciting "racist and anti-Semitic" ideology. In October 2012 he was expelled from Switzerland for fear he would incite violence.

Barack Obama was not ready to be president, and still isn’t

Michael Goodwin writes about the failures of the Obama presidency.

Liberal Jewish voters: 70% of Jews voted for Obama in 2012, about the same as Hispanics, and were exceeded in their enthusiasm mainly by African-Americans

Are the Hasidim and other ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups growing in power at the expense of liberal Jews?

Higher intelligence seems to lead to lower frequency of sexual intercourse

Is it because highly intelligent men lack the required social skills?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If you're a black man or woman or Asian man, you're going to have a tougher time getting a date on OKCupid

Users of the popular dating site have a clear bias against certain races, according to a new blog post by OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder. Rudder looked at millions of OKCupid interactions between 2009 and 2014, involving more than 25 million people, and charted out the racial and gender preferences he found. To do this, he studied how people rated potential dates in QuickMatch, a feature that shows you profiles one at a time and asks you to rate them on a scale of one to five or skip them. Asian men, black men and black women got the worst ratings, while Asian women and Latina women fared the best. It's not just people on OKCupid who feel this way. The results are pretty much the same as data taken from other dating sites.

Why do you think Pakistani parents want their daughters to wear headscarves or at least dress modestly?

Peter Frost looks at the abuse of white girls by Muslim men in places like Rotherham, England.

Connecticut home invasion rapist, who murdered a mother and her two daughters, claims that his rights are violated because he isn't fed a kosher diet on death row

Steven Hayes, who is on death row, describes himself in his federal lawsuit as an orthodox Jew and claims he's asked for a kosher diet since 2013. Hayes was convicted of capital felony, murder, sexual assault and other crimes and sentenced to death. He killed Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters Hayley, 17, and 11-year-old Michaela, after a night of torment in their home.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Obama's approval has slipped among key parts of his coalition — the women, youth and Latino voters most responsible for putting him into office

Women surveyed said that they disapprove of Obama by a 50% to 44% margin — nearing an all-time low in the poll. It’s almost the reverse of the 55% to 44% breakdown for Obama among female voters in 2012, according to exit polls. His approval rating among women has slipped four percentage points from a year ago and 16 points since his second inaugural in January 2013, when his approval was 60% among the group. Among younger voting-age Americans, Obama’s approval rating stood at 43%. That marked an 11-point drop since June 2014 among those 18 to 29 years old. Voters younger than 30 supported Obama by 60% to 37% in 2012. Meanwhile, support for Obama among Hispanics stood at 57%t, which is down markedly from the first half of 2013, when approval among Latinos soared to about 75%. Obama’s support remains solid among African Americans, with 87% approving of his job performance. That is a modest erosion from the 93% of black voters who supported his reelection.