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:thinking: The last paragraph concerns us. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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World population up 75 million this year, standing at 8 billion on Jan. 1

Story by By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press • 20h

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Fullscreen buttonPeople look up at Christmas lights as crowds stroll around downtown Lisbon's Chiado neighborhood, Saturday evening, Dec. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

People look up at Christmas lights as crowds stroll around downtown Lisbon’s Chiado neighborhood, Saturday evening, Dec. 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)© Provided by The Associated Press

The world population grew by 75 million people over the past year and on New Year’s Day it will stand at more than 8 billion people, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

The worldwide growth rate in the past year was just under 1%. At the start of 2024, 4.3 births and two deaths are expected worldwide every second, according to the Census Bureau figures.

The growth rate for the United States in the past year was 0.53%, about half the worldwide figure. The U.S. added 1.7 million people and will have a population on New Year’s Day of 335.8 million people.

If the current pace continues through the end of the decade, the 2020s could be the slowest-growing decade in U.S. history, yielding a growth rate of less than 4% over the 10-year-period from 2020 to 2030, said William Frey, a demographer at The Brookings Institution.

Fullscreen buttonPeople crowd in front of a decorated Christmas tree at a promenade on the eve of Christmas in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023. Although Christians comprise only two percent of the population Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

People crowd in front of a decorated Christmas tree at a promenade on the eve of Christmas in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023. Although Christians comprise only two percent of the population Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)© Provided by The Associated Press

The slowest-growing decade currently was in the aftermath of the Great Depression in the 1930s, when the growth rate was 7.3%.

“Of course growth may tick up a bit as we leave the pandemic years. But it would still be difficult to get to 7.3%,” Frey said.

At the start of 2024, the United States is expected to experience one birth every nine seconds and one death every 9.5 seconds. However, immigration will keep the population from dropping. Net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 28.3 seconds. This combination of births, deaths and net international migration will increase the U.S. population by one person every 24.2 seconds.

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I spent the holidays in crowded coastal CA with the in-laws. I’m very happy to be heading back to the open spaces of our sleepy little town!

Based on all the video I see of all the people pouring over our boarders I have a hard time believing we are only adding one person from migration every 28.3 seconds. Seems more like 100.

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Look on the Bright side Gent’s, We really need ‘fodder’ to fill the pot holes on our Nations Interstates!
It’s pathetically bad!
Give 'em a Job, and a shovel, tell them EXACTLY where to stand…wait for it!

Cue Steam Rollers!

Where We Go 1 We Go All
No steam roll my Snek!

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I hope they all go to Cali after Jan 1, for the free medical care. :angry:

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Once our bubble based Ponzi scheme economy finally bursts it would be nice to see some sort of CCC style rebuilding and reemployment effort. Several of the projects the CCC worked on way back in the 30s are still in use today. Unfortunately given current events, most likely our government will just put us 10s of trillions more dollars in debt by offering everyone some universal income to sit at home and do nothing while our infrastructure continues to crumble:(

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I think you folks mis-read what my post was saying

THEY should be the ‘FODDER’

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Well at least you were not suggesting that they actually work for the money. I mean why would they come here illegally if they had to work? Might as well stay in their own country. The freebies is what makes the trip worthwhile.
They COULD be good base filler tho.

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