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To: Servant of the Nine
Until a hundred years ago there were less than a billion people on earth. I think that was a good thing.

Do you really want to go back to the way the world was 100 years ago?

There is nothing the other billions can do except get in my way and irritate me.

I'm not a lover of big crowds myself, but there are still plenty of places one can go to "get away from it all."

They are surplus population. The whole planet could use a good case of Ebola Zaire.

You've got to be yanking our chains here, because this is starting to sound downright Stalinesque. You are yanking our chains, right?

45 posted on 02/07/2003 11:13:47 AM PST by jpl
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To: jpl; yall
Servant of Nine is a stand up kinda guy.

That being said he does extend into hyperbole.

The human population of the earth will not grow to infinity. It can't. There isn't enough 'there' there for that.

How large is a sustainable population level is an excercise left to the reader. Swervie's happy with a billion. I think it's about right now. How many are you happy with, hmmm?

How it is achieved is either left to forces beyond our control, such as starvation, major natural plagues, or some other yet undiscoverd safety valve, or is left to individual responsibilities, or the global slaughter of a Khan, Stalin, Pot, Hitler, Amin, or Saddam. (See, it's not limited to any specific race, ethnic group, religion, or any political philosophy). Your call...



50 posted on 02/07/2003 11:31:50 AM PST by null and void
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