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You don't have to kill people to keep the population at a stable level, you just limit the handouts and freebies. Stop rewarding bad behavior. No more incentives and handout for everyone that has kids out of wedlock and can't pay their rent or buy clothes and groceries. Instead reward kids that stay out of trouble and don't have multiple kids out with different guys with no job and no education. I know plenty of "career" moms, meaning they have kids to have free rent and handouts from the government. It's absolutely disgusting.
Originally posted by VikingDude
Haha that was hilarious. Its been a long time since I've seen some news reader go THAT crazy.
But I must admit that this guy is right. The world has to many people. 7 billion people are more than enough to make the world run. Just look at the ancient times where the population numbers were MUCH lower. We are exhausting the world's food supplies and water supplies with this massive number of people.
I do no agree, however, that people should be killed due to this.
A strict birth control would be much easier and a lot more humane. Then we could at the vert least keep a status quo in population growth.
Originally posted by ROBL240
Depopulation would be beneficiary for the species as a whole in that sustainable resources would be plentiful in the future, and in the event of a global catastrophe the few left would have strong enough genes to carry on the Human race.
What I don't agree with however is the Capitalist way of implimenting this, Sterilisation and power by wealth isn't a good thing if we want to pave the way for future generations.
At some point she will take a penicillin shot to clear up this infection. She will get rid of some of the cootie's that run rampant on her. That's where all these swine flue and black plague stuff comes from.
Originally posted by One Moment
Do you people realize that the entire world population (7 billion) can fit in the state of Texas with 4 foot radius around every person?
Over population is bogus. Just like 'we're running out of oil" is bogus.
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
It really scares me when people actually believe this.
People so ignorant that they don't understand what it means to double the world population every 35 years (2% population growth).
Oh look we can fit everyone in texas with a 4 foot radius around them. That's awesome. how much land does it take to feed someone? What if they want things like electricity and health and consumer products?
Ok so we double the population in 35 years. We also have to double effective (through gross production or efficiencies) food generation, energy generation and mineral resources.
Ok so we somehow manage that but then we double again in nother 35 years so then we now need 4 times everything that we are using right now.
Nope it's all fear and not based on reasonable logic at all. Just breed more, that'll show them.
[edit on 12/6/10 by Shere Khaan]
Originally posted by Strype
This thread angered me, from both sides. If you aren't familiar with why our current global population growth can cause major problems in the near future, do some research before spouting all the nonsense that seems to be coating this entire thread. On the other hand, if you're assuming that all hope is lost and are just looking for somewhere to place the blame, things such as population control shouldn't be anywhere near your main concern. There are far more devastating scenarios to be afraid of when it comes to the stability of our (near) future.
Both sides of the fence seem to be running rampant, here. Opinions are one thing, and of course, that's a huge part of why we all come to ATS. However, this entire thread is muddied up with people trying to pass off their opinion as factual information in regards to over-population. (I know, I know. It's nothing new). All I'm asking is that people make a better attempt at keeping them seperate, in order to keep this debate on a reasonably intellectual level.
[edit on 12-6-2010 by Strype]
Originally posted by faceoff85
There are plenty of thread's dealing with other issues at hand, if you feel this subject to be unimportant, you should visit another thread more to your liking... I do
... and the gays ? the autists ? the muslim ? the homless ? The unemployed ?
The unemployed ? you know what ? everybody could be unemployed