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Originally posted by itinerantseeker
Too bad some of the posters here cannot get past the bad. It's usually how it is, the stories of the young single moms or dads that do the best they can with so little.
Originally posted by theendisnear69
I don't get why people are still reproducing at all!
There are millions of children out there with no parents or proper care. Instead of breeding your own children why don't we help the world and care for those in need?
It literally is selfish to have your own children now.
Originally posted by jackieps1975
Forced birth control? I say YES!
Crime has gone down by natural law. Look around. In WW1, did they have cameras, lasers, bomb checkers, speed readers, drug readers, breathalyzers, satellites, intense research on human emotions to predict future actions, electric microscopes, computer analysis....? That's all I can think of for now.
I'll show you a it of math.
Truth be told only 1.3 million get aborted each year. Yet +10 million crimes happen every year. The math and statistics counteract whatever the Times said. The probability of catching someone increases with more eyes. Crime has only dropped from 14 million cases to 11 million cases. if 1.3 happen each year, then the probability of catching a future criminal should have made it so that it should have dropped much more.
1.3 X 20 years of abortions = 26 million people aborted.
At it's highest, crime was 14 million. 14/248,709,873 = 5.6% criminals, + - 1% for repeat offenders.
26 X .056 = 1.456 possible criminals aborted over 20 years.
Crime rate has fallen 3.62 million in roughly 16 years. If current rates continue, it should be lowered by somewhere around 4.8 -5.
If one were to place birth to age 20, when a criminal would start around adulthood, we should see an extremely larger crime lowering. Criminals often suck other around them into crime, and those suck other around them into crime too.
Crime should be exponentially lowering by an extremely larger amount then current numbers. If it's only lowered by 5 million, that doesn't make sense, because it should be around 10-12 million, as one criminal's act would stop many others from criminally acting
Now here's where the technology comes in. 1990 was the birth of the beginnings of the internet. Networks started popping up alot, jumping in 1993 with windows 93 having the internet integrated. The growth in technology then made many of our modern anti-crime innovations begin to be looked into.
What I mentioned in my first paragraphs are all technologies of recent times.
Crime has not lowered because unwanted pregnancies were done away with. Crime was lowered because there was simply more eyes looking around.
I want you to take a week and look around your environment your best. Just try to look all around you how many anti-crime things exist around you.
You are always being watched, much more than in the 80s and early 90s. Every act you do is more than likely going to show up.
This causes less and less repeat offenders. It also causes more fear of punishments.
That's why the jails are overpopulated. Partly because if injustices, but much more so because you live in a controlled and observed society.
The times can say whatever it likes. But also remember that most news papers have interests. The Times is liberal, the post is conservative. Take a week also to by a post and times every day and look at the language and articles. You'll see that each is trying to be a good little servant for whatever group of people they serve.