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3 years ago  ::  Apr 09, 2012 - 10:43PM #71
solfeggio
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I've never understood why the powers that be in America haven't gone over to socialised medicine at one time or another.  Just about every other country in the industrialised West has it, and it works.


And I've always wondered about all those pro-life people screaming about abortion.  If abortion rights were taken away, and women had to carry unwanted babies to term, just how many of those pro-life people would actually volunteer to adopt those babies?


I don't think the world has reached a leveling off period where population growth is concerned.  If anything, it's growing faster than ever in countries like India, where the population continues to grow, with more than 50% of their population under the age of 25 years.


And China's population is growing as well.


Poverty, illiteracy, a high fertility rate, and a decline in mortality all push the populations of poor countries higher and higher.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 12:20AM #72
Erey
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Solph,


As goes the west so goes the BRICS countries just a little behind.


I am more than a little disturbed by all the hatred, judgement and vitrol shown here by so called tolerant liberals against people that dare to live a different kind of lifestyle. 


You talk at one minute without knowing more than two sentances about these people about how evil they are but you fail to see how dangerous you truly sound.


I can totally see how people like the Nazis take over and exterminate millions of people they felt were somehow beneath them and did not have the correct beliefs.


Of course the Nazis started out socialist, coincidence?  I think not. 




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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 12:29AM #73
arielg
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II don't think the world has reached a leveling off period where population growth is concerned.  If anything, it's growing faster than ever in countries like India, where the population continues to grow, with more than 50% of their population under the age of 25 years.


 


India has had programs  attempting  to control natality  for many years.  I remember  20 or 30  years ago standing with a poor  Indian family in front of a big sign advertising the merits of an ideal small family of father, mother and two children. You know what their comments were?   "Poor people. Only two children. How sad!".  It is very difficult  to change ingrained  customs and traditions.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 12:43AM #74
rabello
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Apr 10, 2012 -- 12:20AM, Erey wrote:


Solph,


As goes the west so goes the BRICS countries just a little behind.


I am more than a little disturbed by all the hatred, judgement and vitrol shown here by so called tolerant liberals against people that dare to live a different kind of lifestyle. 


You talk at one minute without knowing more than two sentances about these people about how evil they are but you fail to see how dangerous you truly sound.


I can totally see how people like the Nazis take over and exterminate millions of people they felt were somehow beneath them and did not have the correct beliefs.


Of course the Nazis started out socialist, coincidence?  I think not. 




I don't see one statement of solfeggio's that claims any people on earth are "evil" and she doesn't sound "dangerous" at all.  What exactly is "dangerous" about the post that has you so obsessed with, of all things, Nazi-ism?  That is so inappropriate I did a double take.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 12:45AM #75
mountain_man
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 8:30PM, mainecaptain wrote:

Only a fool would say there is a lot of space. Because there is not a lot of inhabitable/habitable space. As you say Dave, no water.


There are other places that are inhospitable. No one lives on Mount Everest for a reason. Death Valley has water, but you don't want to drink it.


Oh, Antarctica has a lot of water. Anyone want to move there? I've been there. It's a beautiful place to visit.

Dave - Just a Man in the Mountains.

I am a Humanist. I believe in a rational philosophy of life, informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by a desire to do good for its own sake and not by an expectation of a reward or fear of punishment in an afterlife.
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 3:41PM #76
mainecaptain
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Apr 10, 2012 -- 12:45AM, mountain_man wrote:



Oh, Antarctica has a lot of water. Anyone want to move there? I've been there. It's a beautiful place to visit.




I know off topic, but I am jealous. I bet it is incredible. Smile to visit

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 5:11PM #77
mytmouse57
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 7:33PM, mountain_man wrote:


Apr 9, 2012 -- 12:13PM, mytmouse57 wrote:

....But, I just drove across Nevada a couple of days ago. Trust me, there's still a lot of empty space out there... a lot.


And why do you believe that area is so sparsely inhabited? Would YOU want to live there? No jobs. No water. 100+ degrees all summer. Cold all winter. No water. Soil is not good for farming or growing anything. Oh, did I say no water?




Sounds like my kind of place. Those sorts of conditions keep out yuppies wanting to build trophy homes. 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 5:20PM #78
mytmouse57
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Apr 9, 2012 -- 9:38PM, Erey wrote:


I think all this ire and anger against people who have the audacity to have more than their fair share of children is a bit misplaced.


I think we are very close to population apex and we are not just going to rise and rise in population like the sy-fy movies like to protray.


Because now more than any other time in the existance of humans more and more women are simply choosing to never have any children, or adopt either .  We are at 25% now and out of that about 25% of women just have one child.  Those numbers are higher in other countries. 





Exactly. One couple having 19 kids isn't going to offset the culmative effect of hundreds of others having only one or two.


I've also read that the population is leveling off, or at least the growth is slowing. 

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 6:26PM #79
mountain_man
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Apr 10, 2012 -- 5:11PM, mytmouse57 wrote:

Sounds like my kind of place. Those sorts of conditions keep out yuppies wanting to build trophy homes.


No, those conditions keep anyone from building a home there. No one needs to keep extinct "yuppies" out of anything. They died off long ago.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2012 - 6:31PM #80
mountain_man
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Apr 10, 2012 -- 5:20PM, mytmouse57 wrote:

Exactly. One couple having 19 kids isn't going to offset the culmative effect of hundreds of others having only one or two.


A reasonable person wouldn't care about one, or a few, having multiple children. It's the glorification of large families that needs to change.


I've also read that the population is leveling off, or at least the growth is slowing.


Those are the famous last words several people that said the train about to hit them; was slowing down.

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