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    Cool End Growth Addiction!

    As my poet friend and I say, along with these others:
    RECOMMENDED READING
    Life after the end of growth - Richard Heinberg
    Our irrational preoccupation with growth - Mary Dejevsky
    As economic growth fails, how do we live? - Craig A. Severance
    Can we manage without growth? - Rob Hopkins

    INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & MENTIONS OF GROWTHBUSTERS
    Paul Ehrlich & Dave Gardner discuss limits to growth on Hemispheres (KGNU, public radio in Denver/Boulder)
    Dave Gardner on The Jefferson Exchange (Jefferson Public Radio Oregon/California)
    Review in Wiser Earth Newsletter
    Mention in David Brancaccio Blog on American Public Radio (please add a comment)
    Mention in excellent New York Times Dot Earth blog - Andrew Revkin & Naomi Klein

    Growth IS NOT an automatically good thing.

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    Val, that is certainly true, because our planet is NOT growing to accomodate a relentlessly growing human population and its relentlessly growing economy. That is why there is so much pollution, because the Earth cannot absorb it all, so it's bulding up in the soil, in the air and especially in the ocean where 5 huge garbage patches are swirling tons of plastic trash just below the surface because it takes so long for plastic to disintegrate. But the corporate CEOs cannot afford to recycle because then they could not pay themselves 6 figure salaries. So, how much pollution can the Earth survive until the CEOs all come to their senses and realize there is something more important than money?!

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    From my email, my comments in brackets[]--
    Growth Addiction - Help Us Find the Cure

    Headlines Celebrating Growth:
    "Ohio has anemic population growth" [as if that is bad when they are already at 7 times long term carrying capacity!]
    "Meager Growth" [as if that is bad, when we need negative growth in population and pollution]
    "NZ economic growth stronger than expected"[economic growth means more pollution in general, which is not good]
    "Manitoba population growth 3rd best in country" [population growth on an overpopulated planet and even in Canada is NOT good or better]
    "Qatar 2012 outlook positive, but growth to slow, IMF" [it would really be positive if growth was negative, then the LONG TERM outlook would be good]
    "US economic growth seen brighter in 2012" [there they go equating growth with brighter or good, when it means more depletion and pollution]
    "Riverside county becomes state's population growth leader" [again, as if that was something good, when it means worse overpopulation, worse depletion of water and soil, and more pollution in all forms]
    These are headlines just from the past 2 weeks!
    A Culture of Growth
    Headlines like these are published every day, with no thought about limits to growth. Oblivious to the impossibility of perpetual growth on a finite planet, journalists, commentators and politicians relentlessly reinforce our culture’s worship of growth everlasting. We can take power away from this propaganda by making more people aware of what’s in the Kool-Aid they are being served. Please help us do this!

    Donate Today
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    We have much to do, including editing a shorter version of the GrowthBusters movie, streaming the film on the Internet, getting it into libraries and screened at festivals, on college campuses and in high schools. Please give today to support these efforts.

    Thank you for getting us this far. We can’t stop now. A good future depends on our effort!

    Happy New Year to growthbusters everywhere,

    Dave Gardner
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    [Happy and growthbusting New Year to you Dave!!!]
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    So Val, what do you think about "Growth Busters"?

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    Well, John, it is a good video. It has some humor and is aimed at the average person, showing the fallacy of infinite growth on a finite planet. For people like us, it is preaching to the choir, with facts we already know. Most people do not know about soil and groundwater depletion and don't see or know much about pollution.
    In my opinion, it should be shown continuously in all schools and public libraries and on PBS TV, until everyone has seen it in all the countries of the world.

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    Yes Val, that would be wonderful. If some one would put in the money and time to spread that infromation Worldwide, the people might be able to prepare for the inevitable weather changes and possibly survive as a species, in what context who knows? But I suspect the "Growth Busters" may have a very specific plan. What do you suppose it might be?

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    Actually, all growthbusters.org is doing, is organizing people to watch the movie and be against growth of many kinds. The solution, in part, in the movie, is going to a steady state economy. It is going to a non-fossil fuel based way of life, increasing local food production without oil. It is about people going to non-polluting power, travel, and agriculture. It is about free contraceptives and ecological education world-wide. No more subsidies for growth.
    That is all in the movie. There is no specific plan except the adoption of the above practices and principles by people and their governments after being educated.
    I do not like to think it is a fruitless endeavor, even though it may be.
    Here is a location of many more essays; Archived Guest Articles | Growth is Madness!

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    Well, I certainly do agree with those practical reforms, and I hope somehow they can become everyone's day-to-day reality. My God, that would be a very beautiful society!

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    Here is the latest email from Growthbusters. The link to the Club of Rome is great. They had their 40th Anniversary on March 1, 2012.

    http://www.clubofrome.org/?p=3392

    GrowthBusters Update
    News About the Planet & the GrowthBusters Documentary
    1 March (Please forward to your friends - click on envelope icon above!)

    50 Percent Off New GrowthBusters

    New, Improved GrowthBusters Film
    Order before the weekend's over at half-price!

    I’m happy to report the new cut of GrowthBusters is now ready to ship. It’s 8.5 minutes shorter, has some nice improvements in animation, and includes a new closing message suggested by Paul Ehrlich. To celebrate, for the next 4 days only, order 1, 5 or 10 at half-price by using this discount code: BUST50.






    Sydney Opera House

    Australian Premiere & Film Tour
    8 Chances to See GrowthBusters on the Big Screen

    Thanks to the Stable Population Party of Australia for graciously stepping up to share this important film with audiences throughout Australia 14 March – 3 April. GrowthBusters will screen in every capital city, and I will be at the Australian premiere in Melbourne and the screening in Brisbane two nights later. If you’re one of our many Australian supporters, I hope to meet you during my visit. The party stresses you should order tickets now to be sure you get in.

    If your organization would like to adopt GrowthBusters for a screening or two, or eight, we are happy to work with you. Contact me or our wonderful screenings coordinator, Lynsey.



    Upcoming Screenings:

    6 March - Carbondale, Colorado (meet the filmmaker)
    7 March - Glenwood Springs, Colorado (meet the filmmaker)
    14 March - Melbourne, Australia Australian Premiere (meet the filmmaker)


    ORDER THE FILM ORGANIZE A SCREENING FIND A SCREENING

    3 Film Festivals Honor GrowthBusters

    3 visionary film festivals have selected GrowthBusters for screenings and competition. A heartfelt thank you to these organizations:

    SOHO International Film Festival
    New York City Premiere,13-20 April (see GrowthBusters at 4pm 19 April)

    Cosmic Cine Filmfestival - Awakening of the Blue Planet
    Munich, Germany 11-18 April
    Karlsruhe, Germany 19-25 April
    Bonn, Germany 26 April – 2 May
    Darmstadt, Germany 3-9 May
    Frankfurt, Germany 10-17 May

    REEL EARTH Environmental Film Festival
    Palmerston North, New Zealand 11-19 May

    ON THE NET (Since the last update):

    RECOMMENDED READING/VIEWING
    Perspectives on Limits to Growth hosted by the Smithsonian & Club of Rome
    MarketWatch: Grantham Wonders if Marx Was Right After All
    Blue Planet Laureates Issue Imperative to Act

    INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & MENTIONS OF GROWTHBUSTERS
    Write On: Review - GrowthBusters Explores Limits to Growth
    Catherine Bradford Show: Interview with GrowthBusters Director Dave Gardner


    RECENT GROWTHBUSTERS BLOG POSTS
    Techno-Optimism or the Good LIfe?
    You Should be Doing This
    Focus Our Outrage Where it Will Count
    President Stands Up to Growth Boosters; Redford Applauds
    Fear of Rejection
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    because our planet is NOT growing to accomodate a relentlessly growing human population and its relentlessly growing economy. That is why there is so much pollution, because the Earth cannot absorb it all, so it's bulding up in the soil, in the air and especially in the ocean where 5 huge garbage patches are swirling tons of plastic trash just below the surface because it takes so long for plastic to disintegrate.

    it is a good video. It has some humor and is aimed at the average person, showing the fallacy of infinite growth on a finite planet. For people like us, it is preaching to the choir, with facts we already know. Most people do not know about soil and groundwater depletion and don't see or know much about pollution.
    In my opinion, it should be shown continuously in all schools and public libraries and on PBS TV, until everyone has seen it in all the countries of the world.

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    Goodboy, copy and pasting from posts above is not original. Do not keep up with this practice, write your own words.
    With copy and paste, make sure the original author is credited where possible;

    EARTH DAY TV AD SAYS IMMIGRATION DRIVEN POPULATION GROWTH IN U.S. FUELS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION HERE AND ABROAD
    Congress Continues Admitting Millions of Immigrants, Despite Impact On U.S. Carbon Footprint and Population Explosion

    San Diego, CA – April 17, 2012 – Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) has launched a national TV campaign calling attention to the fact that mass immigration to the U.S. is expanding the country’s already massive carbon footprint and driving population growth that will add more than 100 million people to America in the next 40 years. The campaign is currently running on national cable TV as well as local TV stations in San Diego, California.

    “Because of American’s proclivity for conspicuous consumption, most environmentalists understand that population growth in the United States affects the environment here and also worldwide,” commented Missy DeYoung, Chairman of the Board of Californians for Population Stabilization. “However, many environmentalists won’t talk about the fact that immigration is the number one factor driving U.S. population growth. It’s intellectually dishonest to think we can address population growth without addressing mass immigration.”

    America is the world’s global leader in greenhouse gas emissions. As America grows, so too do the world’s carbon emissions.The 2009 supplemental Census projections to 2050 show a total population of 439 million in 2050 with their baseline immigration assumptions and 322 million without immigration --- a 116 million difference. Pew Research Center attributes 82% of the projected growth from 2005-2050 will be due to immigrants and births to immigrants. And when immigrants settle in America, they quickly begin creating more carbon emissions than in their previous countries. A 2008 study, lead by environmental scientist Leon Kolankiewicz for the Center for Immigration Studies, revealed that immigrants’ carbon footprint expands by 400% when they settle in America.

    Immigration policy in the U.S. has been on auto pilot for decades, year after year allowing millions to settle in the country, with few calls from Congress to reduce population growth. DeYoung puts part of the blame on Wall Street cheap labor interests, espousing growth at any cost economic theories. “Wall Street promotes the myth that our country’s future economic prosperity is inextricably linked to population growth. And many in Congress buy into it. The fact is, growth for growth’s sake is not necessarily good economics, especially at a time when Americans can’t find jobs. And it is indeed eviscerating our environment.” Congress will allow more than 1 million to immigrate to America again this year.

    For more about CAPS or to view the TV ad, visit www.CAPSweb.org.
    Also https://www.numbersusa.com/content/a...l-results.html
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    NPG ( Negative Population Growth ) is for reversing population growth for 40 years;
    "LOOKING BACK ON THE ROCKEFELLER COMMISSION

    In addition to this being NPG’s 40th Anniversary, 2012 marks four decades since the release of Population and the American Future. Also known as the Rockefeller Commission Report, this seminal study of U.S. population growth and the need for serious restrictions on immigration and population was released in 1972.
    In an extensive, well-researched article in the Chesapeake Bay Journal, former Baltimore Sun reporter Tom Horton, who has written extensively about population growth in the area surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, provided some insight into the politics surrounding the publication of this influential study and why it never had the significant impact it should have on getting our elected leaders to take steps then to rein in future population growth.
    Horton writes:
    “The first Earth Day, in April 1970, carried a clear message that slowing population growth was key to environmental protection.
    From President Lyndon Johnson to Martin Luther King, Jr., public figures in the 1960s began to acknowledge the need to pay attention to population.
    ‘As president, I thought birth control was not the business of our federal government, but as the facts changed my mind I have come to believe that the population explosion is the world’s most critical problem,’ said Dwight Eisenhower in 1968.
    These themes echoed through Population and the American Future. Known as the Rockefeller Commission after its chair, John D. Rockefeller III, the panel included doctors and lawyers, academics and union officials, sociologists, economists, bankers, politicians, students and a ‘housewife.’
    It concluded: ‘no substantial benefits will result from further growth of the nation’s population.’ The U.S. population then was 206 million. The panel envisioned it peaking by 2030 at around 280 million, 30 million fewer than today.”
    Horton ties his article into what increased population growth has meant for the health of the Chesapeake Bay but returns to commenting on the Rockefeller Commission by stating:
    “The 1972 report continued: ‘We have not found any convincing economic argument for continued population growth. The health of our country does not depend on it, nor does the vitality of business, nor the welfare of the average person.’”
    Finally, Horton addresses why few people today know of the historic work of the Rockefeller Commission:
    “When the commission report appeared, Nixon was running for re-election and the nation’s Catholic Church leaders ‘were against everything in it,’ Westoff [Charles Westoff, the executive director of the Rockefeller Commission] says. Nixon never signed off on it. In addition, births to native-born Americans by then were at a low level (less than two children per woman, on average).
    The Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision the next year made abortion a more heated issue. Leaders in the women’s rights movement like Congresswoman Bella Abzug came to see population control as counter to reproductive rights, Westoff said. Another setback came with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, which began a right-wing challenge to environmentalism that continues today.
    Calls for slowing U.S. population growth and for capping immigration were raised periodically: by a 1978 commission chaired by Notre Dame President Theodore M. Hesburgh; by yet another commission chaired by Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan in the 1990s; and by a 1996 presidential commission on sustainable development. But growth ruled.”
    Horton ends his tale of the Rockefeller Commission by stating it “had written in 1972 that: ‘We can cope with population growth for another half century if we have to…the question is whether we want to(because) in so doing we shall pay a cost reckoned not in dollars but in our way of life.’”
    To read the full article in the Chesapeake Bay Journal click BayJournal.com



    OPENING THE DOOR TO IMMIGRATION REFORM

    When Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) started talking last week about crafting a major immigration proposal and leading a movement to get it through Congress, he set in motion a wave of anticipation in Washington, D.C. that perhaps this issue will have a new “bipartisan” life sometime in the near future.
    The Senator’s proposal, which has not yet been written up as legislation, would permit undocumented immigrants who came into the United States as children to stay in our country if they kept a clean criminal record and joined the military or attended college. This concept differs from the DREAM Act, supported by many Democrats, in that it does not provide a path to citizenship – a key component demanded by the powerful Hispanic lobby.
    The reality is that this trial balloon is going nowhere right now – not in 2012.
    Indeed, in commenting on Senator Rubio’s immigration ideas during a press conference, House Speaker John Boehner said: “I did talk to Sen. Rubio about his idea, and he gave me some particulars about how this would work. I found it of interest. But the problem with this issue is that we’re operating in a very hostile political environment and to deal with a very difficult issue like this I think it would be difficult at best.”
    NPG will wait to see the particulars of Senator Rubio’s legislation before deciding our formal position on it, but we fully expect to oppose any legislation that would reward illegal immigrants with the right to remain in the country.



    MEXICAN PRESIDENT CALDERON’S INSIGHTS

    Mexican President Felipe Calderon made a speech in Houston, TX on April 25th to about 200 Mexicans at a local community center and weighed in on a number of issues, including Arizona’s immigration law.
    According to a story in The Washington Post, Calderon stated: “I want to be very clear. We are respectful of U.S. sovereignty. But we have to be firmly against those initiatives that tend to criminalize those that are not committing a crime.” The Post also noted that: “While Calderon made reference to various initiatives U.S. states have passed to control illegal immigration, he singled out Arizona’s law, which he described as not only anti-immigrant but also possibly as racist.”
    In addition to addressing the Arizona law, Calderon addressed the findings of a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center that noted how many Mexicans living illegally in the U.S. are returning home. Calderon focused on the fact that “this was good news for Mexico as the drop showed that more immigrants are choosing to return home because the country’s economy as well as its education and health care systems are improving.”
    Mexico will select a new president on July 1st and Calderon’s six-year term will come to an end.
    NPG note: Let’s hope that the next Mexican president is responsible enough not to come to the U.S. and call us “racists” for enforcing our laws.



    AMERICA’S MOST POLLUTED CITIES

    Pollution and population growth go hand-in-hand. And while, thanks to major environmental advances, hundreds of gray-shrouded cities are no longer the national norm, a number of metropolitan areas still stand out as dangerous to millions of Americans who suffer certain health problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and cardiovascular disease. CNN’s Les Christie recently reported on 2012’s most polluted cities which include:
    Bakersfield, CA
    Hanford, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    Visalia, CA
    Fresno, CA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cincinnati, OH
    Louisville, KY
    Philadelphia, PA
    It is important to note that while 7 of the 10 cities in the above list are home to a million or more people, the concentration of people and industry is not always a major factor contributing to pollution. Christie states that: “Many of the cities with the dirtiest air are located in the sunny valleys and basins of the West, where pollutants can stagnate and cook into photochemical smogs.”
    He concludes: “Those looking for the cleanest air can look no further than Sante Fe-Espanola, New Mexico, which took the top spot for air purity.”



    TEXAS LEGISLATOR TO MEXICO: “PAY UP!”

    The San Antonio Express-News reported in early April that State Rep. Lyle Larson has sent a letter to Mexican President Felipe Calderon asking Mexico to cover the costs for services the state provides to Mexican immigrants in the state illegally.
    In an article by Jason Buch, Larson cites a figure of between $6 billion and $8 billion that the state spends annually on health care and other costs. That number was provided by the Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas.
    Larson’s call for compensation from Mexico follows his sponsoring a bill during the 2011 legislature “that would have required state agencies and organizations that receive state funding to track the services they provide immigrants.”
    Buch notes: “In his letter, Larson said 1.6 million Mexican citizens live illegally in Texas. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that the total number of illegal immigrants living in Texas is 1.65 million.”
    The Express-News article highlighted the fact that, “In August, Gov. Rick Perry sent a bill to the federal government for $349 million for the cost of incarcerating illegal immigrants.”



    VOTERS AND IMMIGRATION

    Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports is an independent public opinion pollster who has been taking the pulse of America’s voters for years. Last week, he wrote a column on his current reading on the immigration debate which includes the following:
    “…among voters who are angry about the immigration issue, 83 percent are angry at the federal government rather than the illegal immigrants themselves. It’s also why two-thirds of voters think those who knowingly hire illegal immigrants are a bigger problem than the people they employ. Simply put, most Americans are angry at those who would entice others to break the law. They’re not angry at people who are willing to work hard to provide for their families.
    Still, there’s another reason for the disconnect between official Washington and the American people on immigration.
    In Washington, the entire focus of the immigration debate is on how to deal with those already living here illegally. For voters, this is a secondary concern. The bigger concern is how to secure the border so future immigrants enter the country according to the rules. Routinely, in surveys for years, 60 percent or more of voters say securing the borders is a higher priority than legalizing the status of the illegal immigrants who are here now.
    Once voters are convinced that illegal immigration is a thing of the past, it will be easier to address the status of those in the country already.
    But voters don’t believe the federal government has any interest in securing the border. In fact, most believe the policies of the federal government are designed to encourage illegal immigration. This offends voters who want to respect the rule of law. If immigration laws – or any laws – are routinely ignored, then the government loses credibility.”



    PEW HISPANIC CENTER REPORT ON MEXICAN IMMIGRATION

    The Pew Hispanic Center released a study on April 23rd, which reported that: “the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed, according to a new analysis of government data from both countries...”
    While this news can be cheered by all who have decried the damage caused by lax enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws in recent years, it really means very little going forward.
    Indeed, only three paragraphs into the report authored by Jeffrey Passel, D’Vera Cohn and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, we find this informative statement: “It is possible that the Mexican immigration wave will resume as the U.S. economy recovers.”
    The study goes on to state: “The U.S. today has more immigrants from Mexico alone – 12.0 million – than any other country in the world has from all countries of the world. Some 30% of all current U.S. immigrants were born in Mexico. The next largest sending country – China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan) – accounts for just 5% of the nation’s current stock of about 40 million immigrants.
    Looking back over the entire span of U.S. history, no country has ever seen as many of its people immigrate to this country as Mexico has in the past four decades.”
    NPG is committed to working for responsible population and immigration policies which must include strict limitations on the number of legal immigrants we allow into our country each year. It is very clear today that a good part of that fight is going to focus on restoring balance and equity to what has become a disproportionate system."

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    U.S. employers look for illegal immigrants who are willing to work below minimum wage. So, nothing will change until all women everywhere have the legally protected right to decide if and when to conceive and birth their children. But Central & South American, Asian and African nations are mostly dominated by male supremacy that traps women into childbirth without their consent to inflate the male ego and provide him with proof of his macho superiority. Until that changes the population explosion will go on to 8, 9 and 10 billion or until the biosphere collapses and human society crashes in chaos. Meanwhile, communication between people is being co-opted by cyber technology and causing far less personal contact, which means more people are isolated from each other and tend to follow whatever information is fed to them by a system of corporately controlled policies. So, is it still possible to organize an effective popular protest movement? We will soon know.

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    The latest:
    GrowthBusters Challenges Stephen Colbert
    Comedy Central host a "growth-pusher"

    July 11 is World Population Day. This morning I posted a new video on the Growthbuster channel at YouTube and at World Population Day, a new website we've created. Please watch it, share it on facebook, and email these links to your friends:

    youtubelink: A Word for Stephen Colbert - Overpopulation - YouTube
    World Population Day
    and another on carrying capacity from a link they had;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ai6tTfUh69Q

    In the video I accuse the host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report of promoting destructive and unsustainable population growth. I out Stephen Colbert as a mouthpiece for ultra-wealthy tycoons who profit from growth. These growth pushers encourage us to make babies to grow the market for their products and depress wages they pay.

    If you’re familiar with The Colbert Report, cablecast in the U.S. but also viewable on the Internet, then you know it’s a satire of ultra-conservative talk/news shows, and Stephen Colbert only pretends to be a big growth booster. But does he truly understand the perils of growth addiction?

    A tongue-in-cheek send-up will be a fun way to get more of the world talking and thinking about overpopulation and the propaganda that promotes public policies pursuing growth. With enough views, the video will go viral and capture greater public attention for this vital issue as we approach World Population Day. Maybe it will get the attention of Stephen Colbert; we’d love to see him address this issue on July 11!

    Dave Gardner
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    Well, not much happened on World Population Day, which should have been named World OVERpopulation Day.
    More from NPG and the biggest cause of US overpopulation;
    NEGATIVE POPULATION GROWTH CONDEMNS
    OBAMA IMMIGRATION ORDER

    ASSERTS THAT RIGOROUS DEPORTATION PROGRAM IS ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN AN EFFECTIVE IMMIGRATION POLICY

    Alexandria, VA (June 19, 2012) – Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Donald Mann forcefully denounced the Obama Administration’s new policy that will immediately stop deportations and start granting work permits for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants now in the U.S.
    Mann criticized President Obama’s actions as a major setback toward responsible immigration reform by stating: “Rather than taking the long overdue steps to make clear to one and all that there is a real consequence – namely deportation – to violating our nation’s immigration laws, the White House is enacting a far-reaching policy that is vague on details and will only create even more havoc and overload in our present dysfunctional immigration system.”
    NPG joined with other organizations and elected leaders who stressed that in effecting this radical policy change to present immigration laws, President Obama is doing an end run around Congress; going against the wishes of hard-pressed American taxpayers who are demanding stronger – rather than weaker – immigration laws; and giving the green light to illegals who will now be able to compete with citizens and legal residents for very scarce jobs.
    Mann noted: “One of my greatest worries is that no one seems to have a real grip on how many illegals will fall under the broad guidelines presented by this new order. Initial estimates put the figure at 800,000 while both the Migration Policy Institute and the Pew Research Center put it at 1.4 million. The reality is that we are talking about “undocumented persons.” “Undocumented” is the key word. No legitimate paperwork exists as to when those eligible for this new policy came into the country – it could have been years ago or yesterday. The potential for massive fraud is alarming.” He added: “My other fear is that while this measure is supposed to be ‘temporary’ it will never be rescinded and become another major factor in speeding up our already out-of-control population growth.”
    Mann continued: “President Obama’s actions are an insult to representative government and should sound the alarm for everyone who considers American citizenship sacred. A president unilaterally dictating immigration policies and passive legislators failing to aggressively assert their authority to counter his action does not bode well for responsible immigration control in the future.”
    Negative Population Growth, celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, is a non-profit membership organization which works to educate the American public and our elected leaders regarding the devastating effects of immigration-driven population growth on our nation’s environment, resources and quality of life.



    NEGATIVE POPULATION GROWTH SEES SUPREME COURT RULING ON ARIZONA AS A CALL TO CONGRESS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

    Alexandria, VA (June 27, 2012) – Negative Population Growth President Don Mann voiced disappointment over the Supreme Court’s decision Monday to overturn three of the four contested provisions of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.
    “This decision, coming in the wake of President Obama’s directive to Homeland Security to defer deportation (perhaps permanently) of some 1.4 million illegal aliens, worsens the paralyzing inconsistency among law, regulation and presumed prosecutorial discretion now confounding rational immigration enforcement.”
    Title8USC1324iv states that encouragement of illegal immigration is a felony punishable by a $5K fine and up to 5 years at hard labor for EACH illegal encouraged. Most of the 535 in Washington, including O are guilty and owe 150 billion in fines each. So are all the members of the ACLU, LaRaza, and the SPLC, plus at least a million others including recent legal immigrants polled. Full enforcement of our laws would decrease population 10% with deportations, and give us at least 150 quadrillion dollars in fines plus the manpower free, to build the real fence against more invasion from the south, and clean up the 25 million tons of trash they left on the border, and replant the millions of our National Forest trees they burned......
    We are overfull by 4 times at least and need to stop all immigration and growth by whatever means necessary. It is a clear and present danger, and an even worse danger for the future of America.
    Last edited by Val; 07-16-2012 at 10:36 AM.

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