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There are approximately 490,000 babies born every day worldwide.
The UN Population Division prospects an increase of population from 6.512.276.000 (2005) to 6.908.688.000 (2010).
That means a net increase of 396,412,000 people in five years, meaning a net increase of 217,212 people/day or 150 more people/minute.
Source: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision, http:/esa.un.org/unpp, Friday, June 26, 2009; 3:41:46 AM.
It is estimated that approximately 250,000 to 300,000 people die each day (see wiki.answers.com...).
250,000 deaths per day is 173 deaths per minute. If there are 173 deaths per minute and a net increase of 150 people per minute, then there are 323 births per minute. (+323/min - 173/min = +150/min).
300,000 deaths per day is 208 deaths per minute. If there are 208 deaths per minute and a net increase of 150 per minute, then there are 358 births per minute. (+358/min - 208/min = +150/min).
323 births/minute is 465,120 births/day. 358 births/minute is 515,520 births/day. The average of these two is 340 births/minute or 489,600 births/day.
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reply to post by sbctinfantry
We are just another side of the same proletariat, thinking we are free in our minds at least, when in reality we are nothing more than rats in a maze.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
We can't control natural disasters, but we can help a lot with tort reform, limiting frivolous lawsuits, helping get more rescuers and volunteers on the ground after a disaster. We can also invest money into infrastructure and technology and upgrade our domestic situation instead of bailing out international corporations and failing business plans. I think Obama mentioned some of that stuff in his campaign, but he quickly switched to the dark side and paid off the corporations instead.
We can do away with many stupid criminal laws that don't have a clear victim, like consenting prostitution and a popular herb. We could tax those industries and divert the law enforcement power to real crimes.
We could fix the tax code to make it short, simple, and fair. There are several plans out there that would be acceptable to me. A Flat Tax for everything over $30k would be decent. The so-called "Fair Tax" would be ok. The "Consumption Tax" or basically a National Sales Tax would be ok. As long as it is simple to interpret, hard to dodge, and everyone pays.
We could fix healthcare and insurance industries by fixing tort reform, subsidizing research and making more drugs and treatments available faster and cheaper, and controlling the costs of healthcare. This would bring everyone's costs down, get rid of the fraudulent and dishonest industry it has become, and putting more responsibility for treatment options in the hands of patients and doctors.
We could let bad businesses fail. Sure, it will create unemployment temporarily, but it will also reduce the supply side of the equation, and create an environment that fosters innovation and creativity. Remember the old adage, "innovation is born out of necessity."????? When we save the failing businesses, we remove necessity and kill the innovation. Imagine if all those GM workers hit the streets with their years of experience and ideas, and they found a few dozen start up companies willing to put them to work? Instead of encumbering future generations with taxes, instead we would have a dozen budding businesses with new ideas and new products and new opportunities for the next generation! The same goes for banks. Let their chickens come home to roost. They were fraudulent and deceptive and they should be bankrupt.
We could fix Education by realizing not everyone is going to be a Doctor or Lawyer or Engineer. Not everyone needs Calculus or French class. Widen the parameters of instruction, let some people become excellent in some other field like welding or automechanics or plumbing. Let the academics excel in academics and let the others excel in something that fits their unique skillset. Stop educating to the masses and start educating at a state and local level to the individual. Teach Civics! Teach more World history, and literature, and geography!
We could fix racism by stopping all special agendas and projects and just enforcing the anti-discrimination laws. Prosecute those people that clearly make judgements based on color of skin, but stop requiring quotas and affirmative action. HUD and Real Estate professionals actually have a pretty good handle on this, other industries could emulate their policies and laws.
Please feel free to add, polish, streamline, or point out the glaring problems with that "platform" because I might just use it in the near future!!
Originally posted by duckyfresh
reply to post by TiM3LoRd
I'm sorry if this sounds.. I don't know.. combative? But "they won't let us".. isn't good enough. There are plenty of things "they" can't stop us from seeing, and if things like Double Rainbow can go viral, so can ideals like this.