Census Gov Doc/Data: Changes in U.S. Population, by age, sex, race & location

Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. These latest population estimates examine changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as in all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2014.

Findings Include:

  • Overall, millennials are more diverse than the generations that preceded them, with 44.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group (that is, a group other than non-Hispanic, single-race white).
  • Even more diverse than millennials are the youngest Americans: those younger than 5 years old. In 2014, this group became majority-minority for the first time, with 50.2 percent being part of a minority race or ethnic group.
  • Reflecting these younger age groups, the population as a whole has become more racially and ethnically diverse in just the last decade, with the percentage minority climbing from 32.9 percent in 2004 to 37.9 percent in 2014.
  • Five states or equivalents were majority-minority: Hawaii (77.0 percent), the District of Columbia (64.2 percent), California (61.5 percent), New Mexico (61.1 percent) and Texas (56.5 percent). 
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Jan FlesselInstrumentosition, for Midi keyboard, live recording, Musikakademie Basel Grosser Saal, Basel, Switzerland, 2011

I. Ton
II. Cd-Player
III. Ton, Akkorde und Glissandi
IV. Aufnahme!
V. Bruckner

Nice use of Ye Olde Midi sounds by Danish composer and game designer from Copenhagen Jan Flessel, born 1982.


Happy Birthday Prince William! (d. June 21, 1982)

William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, who will be the 42nd monarch of England, was born on June 21 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital in London, to the Prince and Princess of Wales, Charles and Diana. Both Charles and Diana, despite the turmoil that would plague their marriage after the birth of their first son, worked towards bringing their son up in the most normal way possible. 

Despite this goal, William was raised in the most un-normal way possible. Elizabeth Grice of the Telegraph said: “William’s kind of normal meant going to nursery school wearing an electronic security tag. It was never being allowed to tell his chums where he was going on holiday. He was the quarry of photographers; caught in the currents of his parents’ misery.” 

And the misery was well known to William; who reportedly would push tissues under the door while his mother cried, and counselled her on her decisions regarding her failing marriage. He was especially close to his “Mummy”, but his “Papa” too was loved by the small Prince, which made it all the more harder to watch as the media covered what they called the “War of the Waleses.” 

Soon, his parents would divorce - his mother losing her ‘HRH’ which William promised to give back to her, reportedly saying: “Don’t worry, Mummy, I will give it back to you one day, when I am King.”

It would be but a year later, in 1997, that the ‘Mummy’ William had adored would lay in a coffin he would walk behind. He was fifteen, but that moment signalled the end of his childhood. From that moment on, William would be forever guarded about the press who he reportedly viewed as responsible for his mothers death. Losing his mother was the most painful event of his life, William himself stating: “Never being able to say the word ‘mummy’ again in your life sounds like a small thing. However, for many, including me, it is now really just a word – hollow and evoking only memories.” 

It would be four years after the death of his mother that William enrolled in St. Andrews University, leading him to meet another woman that would change his life: Catherine Middleton. William, himself, had recalled his experience with Kate in his engagement interview, saying: “When I first met Kate I knew there was something very special about her. I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there. But we ended up being friends for a while and that was a good foundation. I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage. It just went from there. I knew over the years, I knew that things were getting better and better and we went through a few stumbling blocks as every relationship does, but we picked ourselves up and carried on. From where you had the odd problem when you are first getting to know each other, those have all gone and it is just really easy being with each other.” 

In April 2011, they married in a wedding watched by billions and by 2013 they had their first child: a chubby cheeked boy named George Alexander Louis. It only took a year and a half for their second child to be introduced to the world, another girl who will inevitably be one of the most important figures of William’s life: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. 

From military man, to loving husband, to the future King of England, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge has a bright future ahead of him that will hopefully span another 33 years. 


Some facts about Kip Kinkel

  • Born August 30th, 1982
  • He has an older sister named Kristin
  • His teachers said he lacked physical and emotional development
  • He had to repeat 1st grade
  • Kip was diagnosed with dyslexia and placed in special education classes in the 2nd grade.
  • Kip had an interest in firearms from a very young age
  • At 15, his classmates said he was weird and morbid
  • Marilyn Manson, Rage Against the Machine and NIN were some of his favorite bands
  • His parents enrolled him in anger management classes
  • He once told his parents, he wanted to punch mickey mouse in the nose, when they asked him if he wanted to go to Disneyland
  • On May 20th, 1998, Kip had been suspended from school for having a gun in his locker at school.
  • Later that afternoon, he shot and killed his mother and his father
  • He left a note for police in the house that says he was hearing voices in his head, he had to kill people, and he had no choice
  • May 21st, 1998, Kip drove his mother’s vehicle up to his school, Thurston High School. He wore a trenchcoat to hide the 5 weapons that he had on him
  • He entered th patio area of campus and opened fire, fatally injuring one
  • He then entered the cafeteria and fired off all 48 rounds left in the rifle, killing one more.
  • He fired a total of 50 rounds, hit 37 people, and killed 2
  • 7 students disarmed Kip and held him until police arrived.
  • After police arrived, Kip repeatedly asked them to shoot him and kill him.
  • In September 1999, Kip pleaded guilty to murder and in November 1999, he was sentenced to 111 years in prison, without the possibility of parole.
  • His attempts to get a new trial have not been successful
  • Two Psychiatrists have said that Kip fits the profile for paranoid schizophrenia
  • He is currently appealing his sentence on the grounds that his guilty plea should not have been accepted by the court without a full mental health evaluation.

♛ HRH The Duke of Cambridge

Full Name: William Arthur Philip Louis ♛ Born: 21 June 1982 in St Mary’s Hospital, London ♛ 2nd in Line - House of Windsor ♛ Parents: HRH The Prince of Wales & Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 1997) ♛ Siblings: HRH Prince Henry of Wales ♛ Spouse: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (m. 2011) ♛ Children: TRHs Prince George of Cambridge (b. 2013) & Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (b. 2015) ♛ Civilian Occupation: Pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance

Ryan on Writing and Jimmy Eats World is an Emo Song (According to Wikipedia)

Ryan on Writing and Jimmy Eats World is an Emo Song (According to Wikipedia)

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Writing. Sometimes I forget that it is an art form. Stories are art forms. Lots of great movies and shows come from great books. Me being a person that enjoys writing, it was always difficult for me to read. This was especially true in school. I’ve always done much better with writing than many other things for the simple reason that I could…

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William Roy “wiL” Francis (born January 8, 1982 in Seattle, Washington), also known by his stage name William Control, is an American singer, musician, record producer and author best known as the lead vocalist of the band Aiden, as well as his electronic project William Control.

The birth of a new Royal era: Prince William makes his debut thirty-three years ago today

The birth of a new Royal era: Prince William makes his debut thirty-three years ago today

It was close to a year after the fairytale wedding that captured the hearts of millions. The now famous Lindo Wing doors at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington would become iconic. The Prince of Wales and the then Princess Diana welcomed their son and heir to the throne, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Prince William was born on 2 June 1982 at St Mary’s in Paddington, London. William became the…

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               Maria Hill, born on april 4, 1982. on Chicago’s coldest night. raised by a RESENTFUL father ( he who loathed her for taking the life of the one he loved the most — for her mather didn’t survived her birth ). often mistreated, DAMAGED by poisonous words that threatened to BREAK her spirit and shatter her mind and impaired by some more PHYSICAL assaults. destroy her to pieces for her to never pick them up again. ( an unfinished task, much to his DISPAIR, for strange things happened each time a CRY of help left her throat, rasping her walls in desperation ).

   a letter found her home, on april 4 , TEN years after her birth. bearing her name in dark, sharp letters. HARD to miss. — an INVITATION, a passage for her to leave the hell she had been living on. a light igniting a raging fire filled with HOPES.

                               Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry

a new gate OPENING for her, she left that year against his father’s wishes ( or perhaps not, after all, he was getting the life WITHOUT her, he so craved ) finding herself on a train that was set to take her to the NEXT page of her life. a bouncing child torn between FEAR and excitement. anxious for this new world that opened up to her.

yells of surprise died hard on her throat, trapped as she bit them down in a STUBBORN, prideful way. it wasn’t SHOCKING when moments later, the sorting hat placed her in SLYTHERIN, house of Salazar Slytherin — praising the future of a SHARP mind, determinated and calculative. one that was sure to STUDY every step before it being taken.

GROWING to be a cold girl ( nearly as cold as the night her mother die ), forced that way by her father’s HATE. Maria found herself buried deep into her studies, FOCUSED on improving her magic, thirsty of any knowledge she could reach. a quick mind, catching up on diffilcuties. bringing herself at the top of her classes. fixed on a single purpose. becoming an AUROR. ( a goal reached years later, before the admisal of HARRY POTTER and the resurrection of LORD VOLDEMORT ).

               Maria found herself splitting her time between her career as auror, attent to any DANGER, and being a member of the order of phoenix. LOYAL to Hogwart’s headmaster Albus Dumbledor.