Sunday, June 28, 2009

Now, That's a "Natural Growth" Problem

As the Shasta County teen pregnancy rate rises to the highest level in four years, proposed cuts to teen parenting programs couldn't have come at a worse time.

In 2007, 271 babies were born to teenage mothers in Shasta County at a rate of 37.9 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19, an increase from 32.3 the year before, according to Shasta County Public Health records. California's teen birth rate increased from 2005 to 2006 but fell slightly in 2007 to a rate of 37.1.

Until 2005, the teen pregnancy rate had been on a steady decline nationwide since the early '90s. The U.S. teen birth rate for 2007 was 42.5 births per 1,000, the highest rate since 2002, according to National Vital Statistics. While no one is sure why the teen birth rate is on the rise, many are concerned about where the increasing number of pregnant and parenting teenage girls will turn for help as their options are whittled away.



Anonymous said...

The Jews have absolutely no right to settle in the claimed territories that you speak of in your recent op-ed article in the Los Angeles Times. According to your argument, the territory has to have a "high contracting party." This is purely subjective; ergo your claim is without merit. The "high contracting party" could be as little as one person. Your argument is also baseless due to the fact that you say a Jew should have inalienable rights to land/territory where their religion was borne. By that reasoning, if I were to create my own religion here in Los Angeles tomorrow afternoon, then I--and all of my flock, unborn children, etc.--should have the inalienable right to live in this city and should never be displaced from Los Angeles. But in reality, there are laws (and these are national laws; not international laws that actually trump national laws) that state if I commit a crime, then I DO NOT have the right to live in this city. I think you get the idea. Please take my advice and never become a lawyer as your closing arguments would cost your client/s the trial!

YMedad said...

"High Contracting Party" is not subjective. It is someone or some entity, like a state, that actually signed the document or adheres to it. Between 1949 and 1967, there was no "State of Palestine". So, you have no merit as someone knowledgeable about international agreements.

"Baseless" you are too about Jews and their national home. It's not only where our religion was born (born, not "borne" as you misspell). Where we had a Kingdom, you know, like France and England and Spain, and a Commonwealth, and a Sanhedrin, etc. A homeland non-Jews at times attempted to aid us to reestablish like Cyrus, Napolean, etc.

Please take my advice and learn about a subject before you try to teach others lessons that have no value.

Anonymous said...

You are correct and the Fourth Geneva Convention is incorrect...I don't think so. In fact, the whole of the international community feels Israel is in violation of international law. What do you have to say about that? And don't grasp at straws like you did in the Times article. What's more, the only reason America stands behind Israel and bails your countrymen out of trouble is because America needs to have an ally in the Middle East. If America was to allow Iran (or Egypt...or Jordan...or Syria...etc.) to annihilate Israel, then most likely the the victor/s would band together for further territories to overtake. America will not allow for this due to its own hegemonic stance and push for so-called democracy. That is the only reason your house is still on a map. Israel owes everything it has to America for bailing the Jews out of the holocaust at 6 million and for not allowing anything to happen as of yet in 2009. However, it looks like your current administration is speaking unkind and biting the hand that feeds it, which will not help your cause. And no, I did not spell borne incorrectly.

YMedad said...

Dear Anon:

Do you really believe the stuff you write or just copy it from some weird site? Or are you a closet antisemite?

You note: "America for bailing the Jews out of the holocaust". You're kidding, right?

If not, please read David Wyman's books (oh, he's not Jewish):

* Paper Walls: America and the Refugee Crisis, 1938-1941 (University of Massachusetts Press, 1968);
* The Abandonment Of The Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945 (Pantheon, 1984);
* America and the Holocaust (thirteen volumes of the documents used in The Abandonment of the Jews (Garland, 1990);
* The World Reacts to the Holocaust (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).
* A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America, and the Holocaust, with Rafael Medoff (The New Press, 2002)

Hasbara With Attitude said...

Yisrael, I think that reading isn't among this poster's skill set.

He doesn't think that you're correct and GC-IV is incorrect? Who the f#^$ cares what he thinks? Here's the link. CUT AND PASTE THE PART YOU "THINK" ISRAEL IS VIOLATING.

If the "whole international community" is in agreement, then why hasn't the case been brought before the World Court? Could it be that whole "territorial sovereignty" thing Israel's got going on that prevents them from acting against the horrible crime of "existence" perpetuated by the likes of you and me?

And yes, he did spell it wrong. "Borne" is "carried upon," not "birthed."

And I believe the growing sentiment is that Obama can withdraw his hand and the puppet strings he's holding. We'd rather not take the US money (not that we'll need it with the way our economy's going). China's got money to burn, and they'd love some Yiddishe technology...

Hasbara With Attitude said...

Oh and did I see you in Machane Yehuda last week?

YMedad said...

I'm in the shuq every week.