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Population implosion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Wiggin Nov 5, 2011. 50 Replies

I was reading an article about how our government needs to change its fiscal policies to account for an aging population.  In the comments on the story, someone claimed that there is actually a…Continue

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Andrew Wiggin replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"I don't know - I think "floodgates" are more than you are looking for.  Per Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_immigration_to_the_United_States in 1850, almost 10% of Americans were foreign born.  And that…"
Nov 5, 2011
Maruli Marulaki replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"I can go to a shop and buy bananas at € 0.88 per kilo, or t-shirts for €5.  The workers on the banana plantation and in the Asian sweatshops sewing live in misery.   16 hours a day, bad food, unhealthy working conditions,…"
Nov 5, 2011
Andrew Wiggin replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"The world is overpopulated.  The major industrialized nations are depopulating because of low birth rate and immigration controls."
Nov 5, 2011
Andrew Wiggin replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"Maybe Germany is not rich just because it has unfairly exploited its economic relationships.  Maybe Germany is rich because Germans have made good decisions in the past and manage their affairs well now.  Look at it that way, and excluding…"
Nov 5, 2011
Ashleigh Carter replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"I don't see how forcing women to bear children is the solution to supposed population implosion since we're horrendously overpopulated right this minute. I wish the population was shrinking : /"
Nov 5, 2011
Daniel young replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"I must amend my statement, Ive just been informed that there is a group of about 60 wolves living and breading in a conservation area. Where exactly I dont know."
Nov 5, 2011
Maruli Marulaki replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"I have no solution for actual immigration problems anywhere.  But I am looking at life from a non-nationalistic perspective, in which every individual born anywhere on this globe is morally entitled to have equal chances to a good life. …"
Nov 5, 2011
Sentient Biped replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"People of Mexican heritage who live in California do have the right to live there, some for hundreds of years.  They are not immigrants, they are US citizens.   Current Mexican immigrants are not known to have historical roots in…"
Nov 5, 2011
Maruli Marulaki replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"From a purely moral point of view, people should have the right to live, where they have historical roots, but peacefully and without violating this same right of others.   Migrating and settling in unused and empty territory is…"
Nov 5, 2011
Sentient Biped replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"I don't think we an base current policy on the borders of the 1840s.  What would happen if we applied that to Europe?  In the 1840s, eastern Europe was part of the Turkish Ottoman empire, as was much of the eastern Mediterranean.…"
Nov 5, 2011
Daniel young replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"Not on a political level, to my knowledge there has been no law proposed based on Sharia law. But Sharia law is being imposed on the sub-cultural level. Forced marriage only within their culture, female mutilation, honor violence,…"
Nov 5, 2011
Sentient Biped replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"Each group of immigrants wants to be the last.  There was a time when americans were afraid and prejudiced against all of the germans coming to the US.  There was a time when the irish were going to ruin the country, reproduce like crazy,…"
Nov 5, 2011
Sentient Biped replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"the old can't expect for the young to automatically take care of them.  children do not exisst solely to take care of parents.  they have their own lives.  throughout life, people need to make decisions knowing that they may one…"
Nov 5, 2011
Maruli Marulaki replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"California and some other states, where the USA are now attempting to keep illegal immigrants out, has been a part of Mexico until the war 1846-1848.    The historical center of Los Angeles, the Pueblo, is a place of Spanish-Mexican…"
Nov 5, 2011
Susan Stanko replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"@ Daniel young, are they trying to bring Sharia law in?"
Nov 5, 2011
Daniel young replied to Sydney B's discussion Population implosion?
"Yes, the Turkish are Islamic, it's a part of their culture. When an immigrant enters a country, he brings more with him than some socks, he brings another world view.   This Turkish world view ( culture, including the Islamic religion ),…"
Nov 5, 2011

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At 3:01pm on September 27, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
My pleasure! It's gorgeous here today too - sunshine and upper 60s right now. Can't ask for much better than that!
At 12:56pm on September 27, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing great today...
At 2:20am on September 26, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Sydney. 

Welcome to this worldwide nexus of truth and peace---far from the god-worshipping superstitious masses. 

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At 10:46pm on September 25, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Sydney! Glad you could join us. :D

We only ask a bit of personal information to get to know you. When somebody looks at your profile they have a hint about who you are. You're not alone in questioning the need for this field. I, for one, like to have some inkling of a human being behind the profile page.

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