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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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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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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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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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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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Why is it that so often that the wonderful decent, good, people of America are infertile?

Don't worry. We are 'importing' all the people we will need to stress social services, infrastructure, and further burden the few remaining taxpayers. They are reproducing at 3 times WASP rates. By 2050, the top 5 countries in population will all be 3rd world, including the US.

22 posted on 02/06/2003 9:27:21 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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ping
32 posted on 02/07/2003 8:48:44 AM PST by Desdemona
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The womb is the greatest weapon of mass destruction. The arabs have it, we don't.


38 posted on 02/07/2003 10:39:38 AM PST by Cacique (Censored by Admin Moderator!)
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HUMANE VITAE
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PAUL VI 
ON THE REGULATION OF BIRTH

July 25, 1968

40 posted on 02/07/2003 11:02:21 AM PST by Aquinasfan
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"According to one Professor Antonov, 'Two thirds of Russian territory is settled now as sparsely as it was in the Neolithic Age: less than one person per square kilometer

I'm not quite sure what this is supposed to prove, as many of the Russians living east of the Urals were forced by the Soviets to move there. I would imagine many of them returned back west the first chance they got.

41 posted on 02/07/2003 11:05:11 AM PST by dirtboy
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Paul Ehrlich and Herbert London -- two mirror-image junk scientists with the same phony gloom-n-doom.
44 posted on 02/07/2003 11:12:02 AM PST by steve-b
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According to one Professor Antonov, 'Two thirds of Russian territory is settled now as sparsely as it was in the Neolithic Age: less than one person per square kilometer.

Why wasn't this posted in Breaking News -- AMAZING DISCOVERY: SCIENTIST FIGURES OUT THAT HARDLY ANYBODY WANTS TO LIVE ON ARCTIC TUNDRA!

Sheesh.

46 posted on 02/07/2003 11:16:18 AM PST by steve-b
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Steyn recommends: "Next time you're in a rundown diner and the 17-year-old waitress is eight months pregnant, don't tut "What a tragedy" and point her to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic. Leave her a large tip instead. She's doing the right thing, not just for her, but for all of us."

I've already been flamed once on this supposedly conservative forum for pointing out the stupidity of actively rewarding such behavior. I'm not sure if it's because "conservatives" don't think that getting knocked up at 17 is irresponsible, or because they think that personal irresponsibility should be subsidized in general.

47 posted on 02/07/2003 11:19:05 AM PST by steve-b
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All I know is that after 9-11, I'm (relatively) happy that my country is being
over-run by Catholic (and increasingly Protestant) Mexicans...than by Muslims.

I'm sure this makes me a bigot in many circles...
59 posted on 02/07/2003 11:56:30 AM PST by VOA
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Ping.


112 posted on 03/10/2006 11:14:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Note: this topic is from about five years ago. Maybe Putin lurks on FR. ;')
113 posted on 01/13/2008 7:03:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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Steyn recommends: "Next time you're in a rundown diner and the 17-year-old waitress is eight months pregnant, don't tut "What a tragedy" and point her to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic. Leave her a large tip instead.

Steyn is an idiot. Someone with no proper means of supporting herself (the image that comes to mind is a greasy spoon, not l'Maison Ritz) has no business having kids -- and if she is, I'm almost certainly having my pocket picked already to pay for it, and can only compensate a bit by leaving no tip at all.

126 posted on 01/15/2008 8:08:46 AM PST by steve-b (Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. --RAH)
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Steyn recommends: "Next time you're in a rundown diner and the 17-year-old waitress is eight months pregnant

Statistically, the girl who gets pregnant out of wedlock at 17 is likely to have, lifetime, only one or two children. It's better that she doesn't abort, but far better if she waits until she's 24 and then enters a stable, happy marriage.

Better than congratulating the waitress, how about thanking the 30-40 year old harried, married mother with 3 or 4 or 5 kids in tow at the supermarket for her generosity with life?

People with large families run into a fair amount of "tut-tut" disparagement and disapproval ... even from those who have no business expressing such, like their superiors at work.

128 posted on 01/15/2008 8:22:45 AM PST by Campion
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