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    Re: Population Control

    It isn't necessary yet, but it will be at some point. There's a limit to the number of people that our country (and the world in general) can support. I don't think we're really all that close to that limit though, at least not in the United States.
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    Re: Population Control

    Population Control? No.

    I think the bigger issue is the lack of Population Quality Control. This is not up to the government however, but instead up to our parents who are raising children.

    (rant initiated)

    Turn off that s&*tty Jersey Shore and do what you can to make sure your kids aren't complete self-absorbed, materialistic morons!

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    Last edited by David D.; 09-18-11 at 11:53 AM.

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    Re: Population Control

    I am against “population control” because it implies some outside force like a government mandating your personal choices. I am however for controlling our population, there’s a big difference. Some people feel if we can feed any given number of people we are not overpopulated. Personally I think about quality of life. I have given up duck hunting because the places I used to go and share with a few other hunters are now a chaotic mess. People everywhere blasting away and fighting over the best spots. Some actually get there at midnight to secure a spot. Rivers I used to fish and bring home great food are now catch and release because they are over fished. You now have to wait in line for a permit to back pack in the Sierras. I could go on forever on how I feel a bigger population has reduced quality of life for humans but there’s other players here. We are not leaving enough room for other species we theoretically share this planet with. Rush once said he flies over the US at night and hardly sees any lights so he feels there’s plenty of nature left. What he doesn’t realize is most of that dark area is fenced and X fenced range and farm land. It is not wilderness but his Idea of wilderness is a golf course so it’s in the eye of the beholder to some degree. Once I went to a local Sierra Club meeting that was about getting an area in our region declared wilderness. One of the most vocal guys there was with his wife and 4 kids. I stood up and asked him where we are supposed to get the lumber for those 4 new houses his kids will soon want if we keep shutting down forest to logging. If looks could kill! LOL

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    Re: Population Control

    No we should not have population control... Its against free will. We are not robots that need to be controlled. We are humans.


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    Re: Population Control

    We can always do a real life Logans Run or anyone over a certain age gets a lethal injection and made into solient green.....sheesh what are we talking about here....someone telling you when to procreate or let some panel decide which baby lives and which gets thrown on a spartan pile of dead babies or...sterilizing men by odd and even birthdates ?

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    Re: Population Control

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    We can always do a real life Logans Run or anyone over a certain age gets a lethal injection and made into solient green.....sheesh what are we talking about here....someone telling you when to procreate or let some panel decide which baby lives and which gets thrown on a spartan pile of dead babies or...sterilizing men by odd and even birthdates ?
    LOL! Funny but lacking in substance.

    What exactly is your point?

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    Re: Population Control

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    LOL! Funny but lacking in substance.

    What exactly is your point?
    Point was just how do you control population....

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    Re: Population Control

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    We can always do a real life Logans Run or anyone over a certain age gets a lethal injection and made into solient green.....sheesh what are we talking about here....someone telling you when to procreate or let some panel decide which baby lives and which gets thrown on a spartan pile of dead babies or...sterilizing men by odd and even birthdates ?
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    Soylent Green ended with people being turned into soylent green

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    Re: Population Control

    Better question is, why do people continue to believe this crap?
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    Re: Population Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Over population is not happening.
    Population growth slows as economies modernize.

    It's not a threat to human civilization at all.
    But economies Can't modernize in the face of too many people.
    China's Success came AFTER it's one-child policy, not before.
    And China is more advanced/successful only because it stopped Hundreds of millions from drowning resources and employment opportunity in Advance.

    Haiti is a good example on the Failed to control population. (as is Mexico, Pakistan, Gaza, Yemen, etc.)

    Hispaniola Island: GDP Per Person::: Haiti $1300 -- Dominican Republic $8200.

    Offcenter with Ehkzu: Haiti's problem is overpopulation above all else


    In 1950 Haiti's population was 3.1 million. Last year it was 9.8 million.
    Haiti's population has tripled in 50 years. Tripled.
    And Haiti has the highest birthrate in the New World.


    Haiti Cannot Be saved Except for/by Birth control first. Perhaps in 50 years it will be the Hong Kong of the Caribbean.
    But first the pressure on resources must be lifted.

    The USA does Not have a problem in this respect.
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