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Environmentalism's Outer Limits
IBD ^ | November 23, 2007

Posted on 11/23/2007 5:12:11 PM PST by Kaslin

Man And Nature: Enviro-fanatics are sterilizing themselves to reduce their "carbon footprint." We dread where their nihilistic ideology — that mankind is an evil planetary force — will lead next.


The U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper last week featured the beaming face of one Toni Vernelli, a British environmental activist who had sterilization surgery at the age of 27 because she considers children "a sinister threat to the future."

It was no Monty Pythonesque spoof. Two years earlier, despite being on birth-control pills, Vernelli got pregnant and had an abortion because "it would have been immoral to give birth to a child that I felt strongly would only be a burden to the world."

"Having children is selfish," the now-35-year-old says.

A vegetarian by age 15, Vernelli met her husband at an animal rights demo; on the morning of her sterilization, he gave her a "Congratulations" card.

Each new child, she says, "uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases, and adds to the problem of over-population."

What a depressing take on the value of human life. But it was echoed by another eco-crazed couple profiled by the Mail.

Sarah Irving, a 31-year-old green magazine editor, and Mark Hudson, a 37-year-old health care worker, reminisced about how, "after a year of dating, we started talking about sterilization."

(Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: birthrate; darwincandidate; envirowackos; extinctidiots; findesiecle; globalwarming; liberalism; lunatic
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1 posted on 11/23/2007 5:12:12 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
on the morning of her sterilization, he gave her a "Congratulations" card.

Was that card 100% recycled material?

2 posted on 11/23/2007 5:15:20 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Kaslin

Does this mean my grandkids will have fewer whacko’s to deal with?


3 posted on 11/23/2007 5:15:51 PM PST by umgud (the profound is only so to those that it is)
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To: Kaslin
Darwin at work. Those with the bad genes aren’t reproducing...
4 posted on 11/23/2007 5:16:13 PM PST by tips up
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To: Kaslin

Thank You, Toni Vernelli, for removing yourself from the gene pool!


5 posted on 11/23/2007 5:18:14 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: umgud
Does this mean my grandkids will have fewer whacko’s to deal with?

Just make sure your (and everyone else's) kids & grandkids aren't being taught by these, and the answer is yes.

But I would still prefer they "turn from their wickedness and live" (to quote our Book of Common Prayer).

6 posted on 11/23/2007 5:18:35 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: tips up
Darwin at work. Those with the bad genes memes aren’t reproducing...
7 posted on 11/23/2007 5:20:02 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Kaslin
They will be the victims of their own success because eventually all like minded people will die off and only people who are against the global warming myth will remain. They could achieve their goal of reducing their perceived damage to the earth much quicker if they committed suicide.
8 posted on 11/23/2007 5:21:34 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: ricks_place
Thank You, Toni Vernelli, for removing yourself from the gene pool!

Yes, but just wait until the self-anointed start deciding who else needs to be removed from the gene pool.

It's not like we haven't seen this before.

Within living memory.

9 posted on 11/23/2007 5:22:23 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Kaslin
"There is nothing wrong with your carbon footprint. Do not attempt to adjust you reproductive cycle. We are now controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will take away your Viagra. We will control the horizontal mambo. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to participate in a great adventure, you dirt-worshiping zero. You are about to experience the psychosis and misery which reaches from the insane mind to... The Outer Limits."


10 posted on 11/23/2007 5:22:42 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: Kaslin

"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling transmission. If We wish to make it louder, We will bring up the volume. If We wish to make it softer, We will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and We will control all that you see and hear. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits."

11 posted on 11/23/2007 5:22:43 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Viking2002

Missed it by THAT MUCH!
12 posted on 11/23/2007 5:24:20 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Kaslin
This isn't just confined to the British. We have our own home-grown "believers": http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/article.cfm?issue=09-25-07&storyID=28081
13 posted on 11/23/2007 5:24:39 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Kaslin

Humans are just as natural as trees and whales. And human action is just as legitimate as that of a beaver, or of a forest.


14 posted on 11/23/2007 5:25:52 PM PST by sourcery (If Hillary is the next President, she may also be the last.)
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To: Kaslin

More and more Tom Clancy comes true: Rainbow Six.


15 posted on 11/23/2007 5:26:05 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Kaslin
She's probably right.

The kid would have turned out to be just like her and the father.

16 posted on 11/23/2007 5:26:53 PM PST by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: Man50D
They could achieve their goal of reducing their perceived damage to the earth much quicker if they committed suicide.

Beat me to it! This was my first thought when reading about these nuts.

17 posted on 11/23/2007 5:29:06 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: umgud; tips up

“Does this mean my grandkids will have fewer whacko’s to deal with?”

There will undoubtedly be some benefits to the gene pool at large (see “Boobs not Bombs” at Zombietime.com) but it will not result in total extinction of the lefty plague. Unlike, say, rats or cockroaches, leftists do not reproduce primarily by any biological process but by stealing the offspring of others through their control of the social indoctrination apparatus, specifically the media-industrial complex and public education.

The real answer to this is new media, the blogs, talk radio, and other independent outlets. This is why lefties hate the new media so much. To them, it is a threat of sterilization and they react as normal people do when they are grabbed by the gonads.


18 posted on 11/23/2007 5:29:53 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: umgud
Yup. If the tendency to become a green fanatic is at all genetic, natural selection should eliminte it within a generation.
19 posted on 11/23/2007 5:31:47 PM PST by curiosity
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To: sionnsar; MHGinTN

Odd.

I didn’t think eco-extremists had any limits at all .... much less both outer limits and inner limits to their extremism.


20 posted on 11/23/2007 5:31:53 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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