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#31    Sean93

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

View Postwolfknight, on 22 January 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

So we should do what China does 1 family 1 child?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:26 AM

I think the day will come we wished we had of limited the amount of children people have.  I'm all for after three kids snip snip for both parents.  Either that or we should stop feeding starving people in overpopulated countries and let nature take its course if that is the only thing that is understood.  Really hard not to want to feed a starving person but we only have one planet and the aquifers are getting lower, oil, rainforest at today's population.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

"You can't feed em, don't breed em" - People unable to financially support themselves as easily shouldn't be capable of supporting their children in poverty conditions.

Not only overpopulation strains the environment, supplies of necessities and stability of societies (i.e. India, subsaharan Africa and Central America as examples), how would a poor family be able to handle 5-6 children with a meagerly low income? I don't think it's possible without a modern welfare state solution to give out checks to assure the families can afford food and necessities.

It's a great idea for countries to institute a welfare system, then it seems to supported and promoted higher population growth in lower-income families to want more children in collecting higher sums of money in these cases.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

Here's a couple of links I found that gave world and the US projected population.

Population Numbers, Projections, Graphs and Data

World Population Growth, Actual and Projected, 1950-2050


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:47 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 23 January 2013 - 10:06 PM, said:

In England, the Asians (Indians) are having more than 2 children and the Africans are still breeding like they did in Africa, there is no need for them to keep doing this.
I do agree that at the rate it is now, the white man will dwindle to become the minority if something is not done soon, but we can not tell what will happen in a few hundred years time, those who come up with those sort of stats did not even foresee what would happen today, no one knew it would be like this.
When people started giving money to African countries to help the starving years back, who would have known then that we would still be doing it today and they would still be breeding so much? We just can not tell what the future holds, what concerns me more is not the immigrant growth as such, it is how people will live side by side without this country becoming another Syria or Egypt in years to come.

In the USA, many immigrants from developing countries also have higher birth rates than the general population and this fuels the debates we're having on immigration just like Europe is having, maybe the threat of overpopulation affected birth rates and natural growth of western countries with little or no effect in the developing world, despite the fertility rates are declining in some developing countries in a generation.

I don't feel threatened by immigration, in fact the USA is a land of immigrants and their numerous descendants are of various nationalities or ethnicities. But the conditions are ripe to produce reactions and some level of xenophobia among citizens of my country, like in Europe, feel threatened by waves of immigration coming there.

US foreign policy injured many developing countries in the cold war era and afterward, our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan will cause some more problems in the future we will be dealing with. The US wants to improve poorer nations, such as controlling higher population growth rates to sustainable levels and develop them until they are ready to become modernized stable economies able to support themselves.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

View PostHilander, on 22 January 2013 - 06:38 PM, said:

I didn't know where to put this.  I finally chose this forum because over population will have an effect on the environment.  It will cause more pollution and lack of natural resources.  I will effect our quality of life, our ability to feed our families.

I think this professor is right the days of having 6 kids is over.  What to do about it is another thing.  Much higher taxes for those that chose to have more.  A tax that is a percentage of your salary so it would be equally hard on the wealthy.   Sterilization of anyone that has fathered or given birth to three kids.  That would be harsh but starvation would be equally harsh.

There's absolutely no reason to have 6 or 8 kids anymore.  Half of them aren't going to die from childhood diseases like they once would of.  As a matter of fact now by having such large families you may be causing someone else to go without enough food.  Because like it or not this planet is at its capacity and something has to be done.

Come at me mate, I don't agree with having a 1,000,000,002 kids but if the government comes at my testicles with a scalpel let's just say that modern protesting and riots and an understatement of what would happen if you came at peoples genitles. If the media and governments would only take responsibility for the slander and pro-**** compaigning they have been doing since the dawn of marketing "Sex Sells" remember? So when you consumer has all of their needs met they produce another hence engaging in the circle of life that is modern slavery.

And the stupid thing is people will say as a rebuttle to this, but when women had to cover themselves completely and so many of the laws of old. If we put a toy in front of someone/some-animal then take it away they instamatically want it because of the fact it is now mundane and you desire to see or discover more. Whether that is a built in trait of the modern human or has it always existed as a feeling like happy or upset. China did the same thing pushing sex untill they near maxed their capacity/resources and HAD to put a child limit in place, I think that actually has more on protecting the country from a mass incest outbreak down the generations.

why is everyone so &^%$ing concerned with "the end"...
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Education and free availability of birth control - they are the solutions that have worked to slow population and they are the only solutions which will work in the future.
Get rid of religions which tell us to breed would help.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

View PostTsa-La-Gie Oyate, on 25 January 2013 - 01:47 AM, said:

In the USA, many immigrants from developing countries also have higher birth rates than the general population and this fuels the debates we're having on immigration just like Europe is having, maybe the threat of overpopulation affected birth rates and natural growth of western countries with little or no effect in the developing world, despite the fertility rates are declining in some developing countries in a generation.

I don't feel threatened by immigration, in fact the USA is a land of immigrants and their numerous descendants are of various nationalities or ethnicities. But the conditions are ripe to produce reactions and some level of xenophobia among citizens of my country, like in Europe, feel threatened by waves of immigration coming there.

US foreign policy injured many developing countries in the cold war era and afterward, our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan will cause some more problems in the future we will be dealing with. The US wants to improve poorer nations, such as controlling higher population growth rates to sustainable levels and develop them until they are ready to become modernized stable economies able to support themselves.
I agree. But just a thought.......there was  a time back in history when the native Indians of America were also not afraid of immigration, things soon changed.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

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Education and free availability of birth control - they are the solutions that have worked to slow population and they are the only solutions which will work in the future.

This i agree with 100%

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Get rid of religions which tell us to breed would help.

But a, you cannot simply do this. And B, you take away peoples hope and they have nothing to live for anymore.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 25 January 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

This i agree with 100%



But a, you cannot simply do this. And B, you take away peoples hope and they have nothing to live for anymore.
Try walking in the atheists shoes for a while and you will realize that nothing in life changes. Religion is a crutch which allows you not to think about things but receive your wisdom in catchy predigested packages. When dogma teaches that birth control is wrong then dogma needs to be dumped.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

The Catholic Church is always telling people not to use birth control and that is something that is helping fan the overpopulation problem.  It's usually in poorer countries that they are listened to the most.  The Pentecost I think may do this too but I really don't know.  I think its wrong to keep telling people to spit out those kids when the kid might end up starving.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

View Postchopmo, on 25 January 2013 - 02:08 AM, said:

Come at me mate, I don't agree with having a 1,000,000,002 kids but if the government comes at my testicles with a scalpel let's just say that modern protesting and riots and an understatement of what would happen if you came at peoples genitles. If the media and governments would only take responsibility for the slander and pro-**** compaigning they have been doing since the dawn of marketing "Sex Sells" remember? So when you consumer has all of their needs met they produce another hence engaging in the circle of life that is modern slavery.

And the stupid thing is people will say as a rebuttle to this, but when women had to cover themselves completely and so many of the laws of old. If we put a toy in front of someone/some-animal then take it away they instamatically want it because of the fact it is now mundane and you desire to see or discover more. Whether that is a built in trait of the modern human or has it always existed as a feeling like happy or upset. China did the same thing pushing sex untill they near maxed their capacity/resources and HAD to put a child limit in place, I think that actually has more on protecting the country from a mass incest outbreak down the generations.
You can still have sex just not kids.

When governments do decide to implement limits on kids I have a feeling things will be so bad that most people will demand it.  I don't think any action will be taken whatsoever until there's people living on top of each other, farm land shot and aquifers drained, not enough food or clean water for the masses.  People that don't obey the 3 kid, or whatever, rule will most likely be turned in by their neighbors.  Then you will either comply or be shot.

Edited by Hilander, 25 January 2013 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:07 AM

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Try walking in the atheists shoes for a while and you will realize that nothing in life changes. Religion is a crutch which allows you not to think about things but receive your wisdom in catchy predigested packages. When dogma teaches that birth control is wrong then dogma needs to be dumped.

Except my religion doesn't teach any of this. It teaches to respect the world for it is all. It also teaches that respect, honour, self-reliance, and perseverance are things to aim for. Things that most people in the modern world are lacking and one of the main reasons we are having as many troubles as we are. So don't lump all of us into your "dogma" of a world view, please and thank you. ;)


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When governments do decide to implement limits on kids I have a feeling things will be so bad that most people will demand it.  I don't think any action will be taken whatsoever until there's people living on top of each other, farm land shot and aquifers drained, not enough food or clean water for the masses.  People that don't obey the 3 kid, or whatever, rule will most likely be turned in by their neighbors.  Then you will either comply or be shot.

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All that being said, we could easily have 10+ billion people on this planet and still maintain the biodiversity and ecosystems, etc. It all has to do with how we are living. We'd have to regress to much simpler lives, living in numerous smaller, high-compact communities that are all but self reliant on almost everything they need, with travel and trade being a rare luxury, and the only real major industries going towards space exploration and development, etc. Or something akin to this. But of course this will never happen. I for one cannot stand large groups of people. I would go bonkers... that being said. Give me a couple acres out in the sticks, and I could be almost totally self reliant for a good number of my daily needs... :) Lol - let the rest of the world fend for it self :P

Edited by Bavarian Raven, 26 January 2013 - 02:13 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:16 AM

To add onto what I said a post before, the problem is no one is willing to give an inch (let alone a mile). Heck, there are hundreds of easy to do things that can save electricity, fuel, money, etc. Heck, something as simple as not draining your bath/shower or sink water until it's cooled to room temperature would save a decent chunk of change (and energy) over the course of a year. It's small things like this that can make a big difference :)


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

View PostHilander, on 25 January 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You can still have sex just not kids.

When governments do decide to implement limits on kids I have a feeling things will be so bad that most people will demand it.  I don't think any action will be taken whatsoever until there's people living on top of each other, farm land shot and aquifers drained, not enough food or clean water for the masses.  People that don't obey the 3 kid, or whatever, rule will most likely be turned in by their neighbors.  Then you will either comply or be shot.

Yeah I understand I would be able to have sex still, but would you buy a ice cream machine that couldn't make ice cream? LOL!

Every time I imagine a scenario like this all I see is the corporate controlled slum world like the scenary for the Tekken movie and the many other movies that share similar worlds.

Personally, I still think Utopia would be the scariest over all tho. Just a creepy feeling about it. Both scenarios you could implement controlled birth limits, by death would be the coporate slum world, utopia would sport some weird laser thing that one click and your sterile after 3 childrens haha for each gender so choose carefully would be the focus points.

But all in all I don't think the Governments would ever enforce something like this at least while they don't have full control of people, as soon as it got too bad they would enforce labour and drop the minimum working age (slavery) or manditory military service (wars and lots of them).

Edited by chopmo, 26 January 2013 - 08:10 AM.

why is everyone so &^%$ing concerned with "the end"...
new beginnings is what you should be concerned about...




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