Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Random posts

Just a few random finds today...
Over on Yahoo, a news item about how the majority of women now in the US are living without a spouse. Based on census data from 2005, they figured that 51 percent of the women in America are without a spouse. (I find the wording curious, because how many men are living now without a spouse?). in 1950, the figure was as low as 35%! I wonder what is the big contributor for this? The last paragraph though is a bit chilling because it's broken down on racial stats:
According to the Census figures, only about 30 percent of black women are living with a spouse, compared with 49 percent of Hispanic women, 55 percent of non-Hispanic white women and more than 60 percent of Asian women.

Only 30 percent of black women have a spouse? Compared to 60 percent of Asian women? What's going on here? Is this a culture shift in only the past 50 years that no one has noticed?
What is not mentioned in the article though is the percentage of kids born out of wedlock. I know our population is exploding so just putting 2 and 2 together it seems most kids being born now, will only have one parent.
I don't mean this to sound crass or uncaring, but I really think that we humans are spreading across the face of the planet like a virus. multiplying like crazy and using up all natural resources with no regard for the future. I don't know what the answer is.

Next topic:
A "real life" superhero?
Now this is what the world needs... a "hero".
I just found this short post over on boingboing. About a Samurai hero who appeared, helped police, then disappeared. Kinda cool.

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