300 Millionth Blog Post

Or something like that. The AP reports on the population bench mark the United States has reached pretty much as I'm writing this:

WASHINGTON - The nation's population is scheduled to officially hit 300 million at 7:46 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, when the
Census Bureau's population clock rolls over to the big number.
300 Million is just a number. There's no real difference between a country with 290 million and one with 310 million. Why is it important? What's the big deal?
The 300 millionth American — born months ago or on Tuesday — is probably Hispanic because they are the fastest growing demographic group in the U.S., Frey said.
Oh, right. The not-quite-white scourge.

The reactionary segment of America fears that Hispanics will change the character of the United States. Stories about the way that 'America isn't the same as it was' are sure to excite 'the base.'

The real issue is that if nothing changes with our current land developement practices, waste production, energy usage and pollution this growth is unsustainable.

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