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Beckham's Welcome Fourth Child, British Eco-Nuts Call Couple 'Selfish'
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Posted on 07/20/2011 10:00:14 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Beckham's Welcome Fourth Child, British Eco-Nuts Call Couple 'Selfish' By Erin R. Brown Created 07/20/2011 - 12:32pm

"The Beckhams are breeding! The Beckhams are breeding!" That's the latest battle cry that can be heard over in the UK with the news that David and Victoria Beckham have just welcomed a fourth child into the world. While that is happy news to most people, leave it to environmentalists, lefty politicians and media outlets to question the Beckhams' bundle of joy. It is, according to these critics, irresponsible to continue having children.

According to the Guardian (UK), environmentalists and politicians are using the newest addition to the Beckham family as a wake up call to "open a public debate about how many children people should have." The UN Population Division maintains that the world's population is expected to reach seven billion in late 2011.

Simon Ross, the chief executive of the Optimum Population Trust, an organization that campaigns for the "gradual decrease of the population to sustainable levels," said, "The Beckhams, and others like London mayor Boris Johnson, are very bad role models with their large families." He went on to state, "There's no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them100% by having another child."

Furthermore, Ross condemned the "horrific consequences of China's one-child policy" in one paragraph, but went on to argue that "We need to change the incentives to make the environmental case that one or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish." The Guardian reported that Ross "is calling for the government to tackle the UK's high rates of accidental pregnancy and to give child benefits and tax credits only for the first two children."

Caroline Lucas, an MP of the Green party, believes that a healthy discussion about population control is needed "whether it focuses on improving family planning or reducing global inequality" because the issue "is a debate about poverty and inequality, as well as about sustainability."

Unfortunately, prominent voices in the United States have also advocated for population control. CNN founder Ted Turner, Microsoft Billionaire Bill Gates and wealthy investor Warren Buffet are among those in the "billionaire boys club" that believe "overpopulation is the greatest threat to the planet." Turner has advocated for a "one-couple, one-child" policy and has even given money to the United Nation for the purposes of population control.

What these eco-nuts in England fail to realize is that the Beckhams' situation doesn't exactly fit with the their arguments about "poverty." David Beckham's successful soccer career and subsequent endorsements and his wife Victoria's (a former Spice Girl) music sales and fashion lines make the couple worth a whopping $271 million combined. These wealthy parents aren't exactly breeding children into a life of poverty.

Let's hope that, unlike their British counterparts, the American media encourage the Beckhams to stimulate the American economy by spending their money and raising as many children as they'd like to have here.


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That sums things up..........
1 posted on 07/20/2011 10:00:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like the Beckham’s know what’s FUN!!!


2 posted on 07/20/2011 10:01:31 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Sub-Driver

No wonder they’re so mad at Governor Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann!!


3 posted on 07/20/2011 10:01:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I call those enviro-whackos “biophobes.” That’s exactly what they are.


4 posted on 07/20/2011 10:03:19 AM PDT by WXRGina
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To: Sub-Driver

God’s plan is for children in marriage. No wonder the people that make the environment their god don’t get it.


5 posted on 07/20/2011 10:03:31 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver

Meanwhile, the eco-freaks seem to have no problem with millions or Mohammedans having an average of 6 children per female, all on the public dole.

Neither have they raised any protest over Mohammedans having several wives, all on the public dole.


6 posted on 07/20/2011 10:05:25 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If they think there are to many people, why don’t they just bugger off.


7 posted on 07/20/2011 10:05:54 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: yldstrk

> God’s plan is for children in marriage.

See my tag line. We have 11 of them, 9 still at home.


8 posted on 07/20/2011 10:06:25 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL. Let the enviro-nuts go into one of the er, uh, “Asian” areas of London and tell the families with 10 + kids how selfish they are.


9 posted on 07/20/2011 10:07:54 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

If anyone should be out there breeding like rabbits, it should be the ones with the desirable genes.


10 posted on 07/20/2011 10:09:02 AM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“irresponsible to continue having children”

that you can’t afford and have no intention of taking care of, as in welfare queens and sperm donors

otherwise GO FOR IT!


11 posted on 07/20/2011 10:10:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

Congrats to the Beckhams.

Four is a good number.

All the “onlies” will someday be longing for brothers and sisters, esp. in middle age.


12 posted on 07/20/2011 10:11:29 AM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: kcvl
I'm pretty sure they've turned the logic completely upsidedown:

Rich people have money and spend money. They consume valuable resources. Rich people with lots of kids are raping the planet and must be stopped.

Poor people have no money and consume few resources. Therefore, poor people do little harm to the planet and should be encouraged to reproduce in hopes that more and more people will consume fewer and fewer resources.

We must save the erf!

13 posted on 07/20/2011 10:13:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Sub-Driver

The ONLY correct response to anyone who believes there are too many people in the world is “Feel free to leave the planet anytime you wish”.


14 posted on 07/20/2011 10:16:59 AM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: Sub-Driver

population control? ted turner? buffet? give me a break. pop control is not what we are about. People can have as many children as they want and it is not the business of anyone else. These guys are like old noosey bodies who have nothing bitter to do than to stare out their windows and complain about everything. Maybe THEY should give up their money and that way they would have to work for a living and not have so much time to stick their noses into things that do not concern them.

I CONGRATULATE the Bechmans. They are a beautiful family with three boys and now a girl and I think it is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The babies they bring in to the world are gifts from God. To hell with those who want population control. Too bad there was not population control prior to when those nosey bodies were born.

I call them jackasses. I call the Beckhams and everyone else blessed!!!


15 posted on 07/20/2011 10:17:27 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Simon Ross, the chief executive of the Optimum Population Trust, an organization that campaigns for the "gradual decrease of the population to sustainable levels,"

Spoken like a genuine member of the New Castrati who is treated like a cockold by his ratty, Commie Pinko wife. If this dude had this to hit at home, I am sure he would not be on this laughable crusade.


16 posted on 07/20/2011 10:17:48 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What did they think about the Kenndy’s breeding habits?


17 posted on 07/20/2011 10:18:03 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Be fruitful and multiply”

hmmm... I don’t see that an end-date, requirement or qualification was given to the command...


18 posted on 07/20/2011 10:19:06 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Sub-Driver

These environmental whackos are downright sick. God Bless the Beckham’s family - all SIX of them!


19 posted on 07/20/2011 10:25:24 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It is gratifying to know that so many in the left are voluntarily removing themselves from the future gene pool. But when they move from that personal choice to trying to force the same on others they may find their victims quite willing to remove them from today's pool, with extreme prejudice.

In other words, if or when (it hasn't happened yet) one of these loons gets into my or my wife's face about our having three kids they will be very fortunate to leave the encounter intact, and they will certainly have fewer teeth than they arrived with.

20 posted on 07/20/2011 10:26:53 AM PDT by katana
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d like these eco-nuts/population control weirdos to go down to some East L.A. church and try their material out there...cowards


21 posted on 07/20/2011 10:29:10 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sub-Driver
Why don't these busy bodies, seeking to interfere in the family decisions of normal people, take a stand against the non-British immigration into Great Britain, that has changed the very nature of the population? This harassment is as idiotic as something we might expect from the Obama Administration or Mrs. Pelosi; or from other advocates of the "need" for "Diversity"..

William Flax

22 posted on 07/20/2011 10:29:31 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Westbrook

“There’s no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them100% by having another child.”

Idiotic!


23 posted on 07/20/2011 10:31:03 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

It’s amazing -

someone that has a large family and isn’t taking any public assistance in this country is frowned on,

but if anyone says anything about the latest welfare recipient download by a baby-mama, they’re “racist” and “have no right to comment on someone’s right to have children”.


24 posted on 07/20/2011 10:31:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: katana

My wife actually had some leftist woman ask her “so, what do you do when you’re not breeding?”

Out of respect for our host, my wife just laughed at her and answered her question.


25 posted on 07/20/2011 10:33:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

I personally believe having children is a private matter. Whether one chooses not to have children for whatever personal reason there may be or has a dozen or more.. none of my business. The only time I “object” is when a person has a child or children and relies on the government to feed/clothe/otherwise provide for said child. IMHO


26 posted on 07/20/2011 10:33:58 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

What did V’ger and NOMAD plan to do about the Carbon Units “infesting” the Earth and the Enterprise?


28 posted on 07/20/2011 10:39:44 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I would have at least 4 with her, and try for several hundred more.


29 posted on 07/20/2011 10:40:34 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

> Idiotic!

An understatement, but as good a polite approximation as you can get in the English language.


30 posted on 07/20/2011 10:40:46 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: MrB

“... my wife just laughed at her”.

Why do I find that hard to believe? Either your wife has an IMMENSE amount of self control or you aren’t telling us WHAT she said in response. As a Mom to 3... my response would have been very graphic and quite “hostile”. LOL!


31 posted on 07/20/2011 10:50:32 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Sub-Driver
David Beckham with newborn baby girl Harper.

Twitpic of David Beckham with newborn baby Harper, the first daughter for
the celebrity couple who have three sons: Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5.
David, 36, and Victoria, 37, married in 1999.(Copyright ©2011 KABC-TV/DT.

Beckham and his three sons.

32 posted on 07/20/2011 10:50:41 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The birth rate in Britain has been below replacement levels for decades. It came close to recovering for a few years due to higher rates among immigrants, but is falling again. The idea that a few families having four kids will negatively impact the environment is crazy.

Britain will eventually be in the position of Italy and Japan with not enough workers and too many pensioners.

33 posted on 07/20/2011 10:53:16 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sub-Driver

These people are idiots. I guess no one has told the eco-nuts that in reality most all of Europe is dying because people are NOT having enough children to meet replacement levels. Hence the need to import mohammaden workers.

Conservative families in the USA should make a concerted effort to have at least 4 or 5 kids and eventually breed out the liberal filth.


34 posted on 07/20/2011 10:56:27 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: ClearCase_guy
Modern Socialist - Simon Ross

Simon Ross - trustee of The Optimum Population Trust

"I felt that population growth was a key factor underlying many of today’s big issues, from loss of amenity, pollution and congestion to biodiversity decline, resource scarcity and climate change."

Simon Ross on February 25th, 2011 5:34 pm:

"Biodiversity loss, climate change and resource depletion are caused by people. To reject efforts to reduce human numbers and hence their impact on the basis that this is a “distraction” from lifestyle change, green technology, economic development, social change or all of the above is simply a strategy for ineffectiveness and immiseration. We should be using all the tools in the box to address human impact, not squabbling over which is the best one."

"The measures generally accepted as contributing to a lower birth rate are access to affordable reproductive healthcare, women’s empowerment, economic opportunity and education on family planning and the benefits to society of smaller families. These have been proven to work. They don’t reduce the population instantly, but that isn’t a good reason to reject them as a contribution to reducing human impact on resources and the environment. Ben and Ian are explicit in preferring the focus to be on “changes..that work” and “challenging society”, arguments used by past generations of socialists for rejecting anti-imperialism, feminism and environmentalism as distractions from the class struggle, a stance that modern socialists reject."

35 posted on 07/20/2011 10:56:37 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kevkrom

Save your eugenics for another forum. All are beautiful creations from God.


36 posted on 07/20/2011 10:59:18 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dear Simon,

Mind your own damn business!

******

“One or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish,’’ Simon Ross, executive director of the Optimum Population Trust

UK-based Optimum Population Trust, whose chief executive, Simon Ross, is calling for the government to tackle the UK’s high rates of accidental pregnancy and to give child benefits and tax credits only for the first two children. “That would send a clear signal that the government will support sustainable families, but after that you are on your own,” he said. “There is a big issue there, family planning is cheap, yet many people don’t use it properly and accidental pregnancy rates are very high. We need to change the incentives to make the environmental case that one or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish.


37 posted on 07/20/2011 10:59:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: momtothree

My wife has the attitude of “being a liberal is its own punishment”.


38 posted on 07/20/2011 11:00:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

“One remarks nowadays all over Greece such a diminution in natality and in general manner such depopulation that the towns are deserted and the fields lie fallow. Although this country has not been ravaged by wars or epidemics, the cause of the harm is evident: by avarice or cowardice the people, if they marry, will not bring up the children they ought to have. At most they bring up one or two. It is in this way that the scourge before it is noticed is rapidly developed. The remedy is in ourselves; we have but to change our morals.” (Polybius, 204-122 B.C.)

Nothing is new under the sun. Wise people in the past recognized the lack of children as a sign of moral decay... we should have the wisdom to recognize it as well.


39 posted on 07/20/2011 11:01:23 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re worried about rich people having babies, while the Muslims breed like rabbits and threaten the very existence of Great Britain.
Talk about myopic, deluded AND stupid!


40 posted on 07/20/2011 11:04:07 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sick, sick and more sick!


41 posted on 07/20/2011 11:29:29 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Palter

You might want to engage your sense of humor, if you have one.


42 posted on 07/20/2011 11:39:53 AM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: Sub-Driver

4 kids is a nice start. It’s practice for the others to come.

Keep an eye on the Beckhams in the future and see if they don’t have more fun and stability in their home than most celebs.


43 posted on 07/20/2011 11:41:48 AM PDT by lurk
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To: crusader71

Articles like this kind of kill me. My husband and I are staunch conservatives, and when we got married we’d hoped to have like five kids. G-d saw otherwise, we have suffered from infertility for years. Luckily we were able to have two healthy children but it’s been a very very painful journey.

Although its painful to see sometimes, I love seeing large families.


44 posted on 07/20/2011 11:43:23 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: kevkrom

Sorry, gov. regulations. My sense of humor is not FDA approved.


45 posted on 07/20/2011 12:02:49 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Palter

Ah, understood. Move along, then. ;)


46 posted on 07/20/2011 12:04:41 PM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: ClearBlueSky
They’re worried about rich people having babies, while the Muslims breed like rabbits and threaten the very existence of Great Britain.

And the British taxpayers are picking up the tab.

47 posted on 07/20/2011 12:06:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: US Navy Vet

12 years married with four kids. Things are turning out better than one might have expected for a pop star and a pro athlete.


48 posted on 07/20/2011 12:08:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kcvl

“I FELT that population growth . . . “ Simon Ross

Simon FELT, Simon and fellow Socialists and Liberals don’t THINK, they FEEL . . . . FEEL . . . FEEL . . . FEEL . . and they gotta make laws and grow government until everybody FEELS . . . NOTHING . . and, most importantly, THINKS NOTHING . . .

Twinkie


49 posted on 07/20/2011 12:46:13 PM PDT by Twinkie (For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

“The Beckhams are breeding!” That’s the latest battle cry that can be heard over in the UK”

Do they ever say that about the Muslims who’ve taken the UK (and Europe) over, multiplying like rabbits???

No, I didn’t think so.


50 posted on 07/20/2011 2:12:12 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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