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Lessons of Russia's Depopulation Disaster
NewsMax.com ^ | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 02/06/2003 7:44:17 PM PST by friendly

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Why is it that so often that the wonderful decent, good, people of America are infertile?
1 posted on 02/06/2003 7:44:17 PM PST by friendly
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Why is it that so often that the wonderful decent, good, people of America are infertile?

Because they've bought in on the notion that they can only have one kid, or they get married too late, or they are both employed (two-income families tend to find the breadwinners too stressed to boink each other--which IS a precondition for having kidlets), et cetera, and so on, and so forth, and the beat goes on...

2 posted on 02/06/2003 7:47:35 PM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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Why is depopulation a disaster?
There is absolutely no need for more than a billion people. Land is finite. Less people makes more land available for the ones left.

So9

3 posted on 02/06/2003 7:48:07 PM PST by Servant of the Nine (Republican's for Sharpton)
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Why is depopulation a disaster?

You planning to kill yourself before you need assistance in your old age?

There is absolutely no need for more than a billion people.

Fine. Lead by example, good sir...

4 posted on 02/06/2003 7:49:52 PM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: friendly
Russia's population is dropping - as the article alludes - because in the post-Soviet era men in general feel they cannot afford a family, and are also managing to kill themselves off at a faster rate. It has very little connection or relevance to why birthrates are dropping in Western Europe & America.
5 posted on 02/06/2003 7:51:14 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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Here are two interesting charts. One shows the top 15 countries by population in 2002. The other chart shows the projected top 15 countries by population in 2050 - based on today's birth/death rate trends.

Note that India passes China as the most populous country while the United States stays at number three. Meanwhile, Russia nearly drops off the chart and Germany and France are nowhere to be found.

World’s Largest Countries in 2002

Rank Country  Population (millions)
1 China 1,281
2 India 1,050
3 United States 287
4 Indonesia 217
5 Brazil 174
6 Russia 144
7 Pakistan 144
8 Bangladesh 134
9 Nigeria 130
10 Japan 127
11 Mexico 102
12 Germany 82
13 Philippines 80
14 Vietnam 80
15 Egypt 71

World’s Largest Countries in 2050

Rank Country Population (millions)
1 India 1,628
2 China 1,394
3 United States 413
4 Pakistan 332
5 Indonesia 316
6 Nigeria 304
7 Brazil 247
8 Bangladesh 205
9 Congo, Dem. Rep. of 182
10 Ethiopia 173
11 Mexico 151
12 Philippines 146
13 Vietnam 117
14 Egypt 115
15 Russia 102


6 posted on 02/06/2003 7:52:26 PM PST by SamAdams76 ('Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens')
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To: Servant of the Nine
True, but very rapid population decline does pose some serious problems (just as rapid population increase does).
7 posted on 02/06/2003 7:52:46 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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According to Dr Paul Erlich depopulation would be a good thing.
8 posted on 02/06/2003 7:53:09 PM PST by oyez (Is this a great country...........Or what?)
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Good points. And let us not forget the contribution of the vermin lawyer industry. American divorce is a journey to hell that utterly destroys lives, and has ruined the institution of marraige.
9 posted on 02/06/2003 7:54:13 PM PST by friendly
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To: SamAdams76
I note that europeans are pretty much on the road to voluntary extinction, a unique lemming like phenomenon in response to a grotesquely evil culture and mass media.
10 posted on 02/06/2003 7:57:35 PM PST by friendly
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Too many people in China + Declining Russian population and excess Russian land = Chinese annexing some Russian land.
11 posted on 02/06/2003 7:59:18 PM PST by StockAyatollah
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There are few things that p!$$ me off more than the "Down With People" movement. Grrr
12 posted on 02/06/2003 7:59:56 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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NARAL and the abortion industry are proud of their work. Blood money is lucrative I guess.
13 posted on 02/06/2003 8:08:50 PM PST by friendly
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Paul Erlich is a socialist/leftist who has made a career out of being wrong. None of the predictions that he made twenty and thirty years ago have come true, yet he is still considered an 'expert' by die-hard liberals who continue to hang on his every word.
14 posted on 02/06/2003 8:20:12 PM PST by flushed with pride
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Too many people in China + Declining Russian population and excess Russian land = Chinese annexing some Russian land.

= room for more factories filling my Wal-Mart with $8.00 shirts and $11.00 blue jeans.

15 posted on 02/06/2003 8:20:40 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty" not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: friendly
bump .... looks like this just might be the asian century then.
16 posted on 02/06/2003 8:31:10 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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Big families are needed (4-8 kids+). Bring back stay at home moms!! (Wish I had one)
17 posted on 02/06/2003 8:54:06 PM PST by friendly
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Mexico doesn't move up? They'd be number three if the US wasn't on their northern border.
18 posted on 02/06/2003 9:04:59 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids (Edith, another beer.)
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Can't tell you how many times I have been laughed off this site for stating that Mexico's population is over 100 Million.

Please also notice that this is what they admit to. There's a damn good chance there are far more Mexicans than this ... in Mexico, that is.

19 posted on 02/06/2003 9:17:02 PM PST by Kenny Bunk
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Archie I forgot to add that the 126 Million increase we pick up will be more than half Mexican!
20 posted on 02/06/2003 9:18:18 PM PST by Kenny Bunk
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