Hey Ladies: Go have more kids!

5/7/2010:

You know how some countries have instituted child bearing limitations? Well, this may do more harm than good – as depicted in this quick and though-provoking video presentation:

Over-population is a MYTH!

Not only do we need future generations to help support the aging populous now, a decline in population can eradicate an entire society in as little as four generations!

See more at overpopulationisamyth.com

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12 Comments on "Hey Ladies: Go have more kids!"

Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson

Did anybody notice that the countries with declining populations in that presentation’s world map are the same countries were women have the pill, vote, hold elected positions, and compete with men for jobs?

Maybe those diversions distract women from their biological destiny.

fupa
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fupa

I remember when I was studying abroad in Australia, I heard about their population whoas… supposedly their death rate was higher than the birth rate (in 2004) so the government was asking Australians to have more children. But the Australians point was that, as things became more like America in terms of how expensive having babies were, they could not afford to be stay at home moms and keep having kids. However, I am totally against this “have more kids”. First of all, we are overpopulated. Has anyone thought where the 7 billion people that are on the planet now are going to go when they all die? I would assume at least half are going to be buried. But where are they going to be buried?? Where is the space for all these corpses? Secondly, the obese kids in America have a shorter life span than their parents (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/17/health/17obese.html ). So if things continue the way they are, there is really no one too look after. People will die off the way they should. Fast and many at a time!

getz76
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getz76

@rag246,

“every flight I ever took from HK to NY had at least 10 adopted infants on it, all girls).”

The wife and I are going to consider it after we have number 2. It really kills me…

rag246
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rag246

Cool, do it. Good for our gene pool.

However, at this point they know they have a shortage of females, and while The Party can’t erase thousands of years preference for a male heir, it can regulate the emigration of female children. I know people who are adopting from Thailand, presumably because Chine wasn’t an option.

In response to getz76 who said:
@rag246,

“every flight I ever took from HK to NY had at least 10 adopted infants on it, all girls).”

The wife and I are going to consider it after we have number 2. It really kills me…

rag246
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rag246

The one child policy was actually an unintended consequence of a previous Party policy, conceived (no pun intended) by a misguided Chairman Mao, who believed he could simply grow his economy by increasing the Labor component while ignoring the Capital bit. Between the 1940’s and the 1970’s the population of China doubled to hit about 1B. Famine was widespread. So, Mao dies, Deng steps in, and says holy shit, there are too many mouths! Enter the one child policy. Now China is dealing with the impact of having too many men and not enough women…even as their women are adopted by Americans shortly after birth (every flight I ever took from HK to NY had at least 10 adopted infants on it, all girls).

So, the first lesson is, don’t fuck with Malthus. And the second lesson is, don’t believe every video someone puts in the internets.

prag
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Ridiculous. I can’t think of any problem that is solved by increasing population as a sustainable strategy.

getz76
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getz76
I would not say ridiculous. The problem of an aging population combined with an increasing life expectancy is causing problems in reality; that is the current Japanese scenario. That is a real problem. The race for humanoid robotics in Japan is not because they have a fascination with Gundam, it is because they are trying to beat the clock on replacing humans for elder-care. (and they love Gundam). If the robots do not work out, Japan will need a huge influx of immigrant workers. There will be no way to support a large retirement class without a pair of hands for x-number of retirees. The remaining people need to run society… you still need the baker and the garbage picker and the blogger and the retailer. We have a bit of that problem here in the U.S., but nowhere near the degree it is in Japan. I forget the numbers and I did not see a reference for the number of 1.2 in the presentation above, but use the 1.2 as an example. The mean age of a Japanese mother is 31. So call a generation 31 years in Japan. With a birth rate of 1.2, and the Japanese population of 0-30 was 27% of the population of 127,078,679 (or 34,311,243) and a life expectancy of 82-years. Assume some advances in medicine and a growth in life expectancy of 2%/year. Now, simplify all this a bit and do some calculations. Currently, you have a Japanese population with twice as many… Read more »
Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson
Living a long life is selfish: You may disguise that fact by claiming that you are living the life your favorite deity intended you to have, but what you’re doing, unless you’re fabulously wealthy, is decreasing your descendants’ inheritance at best and keeping your descendants from saving enough for their own retirements at worst while they pay to keep you alive in a nursing home or hospice. The decent thing to do when you get old enough and can no longer afford your own carcass is to end it all, and while you’re still sucking air, donate your remains to anybody who’ll take them to save your heirs from spending a pile of money to bury your sorry ass.[quote comment=”191907″]I would not say ridiculous. The problem of an aging population combined with an increasing life expectancy is causing problems in reality; that is the current Japanese scenario. That is a real problem. The race for humanoid robotics in Japan is not because they have a fascination with Gundam, it is because they are trying to beat the clock on replacing humans for elder-care. (and they love Gundam).If the robots do not work out, Japan will need a huge influx of immigrant workers. There will be no way to support a large retirement class without a pair of hands for x-number of retirees. The remaining people need to run society‚Ķ you still need the baker and the garbage picker and the blogger and the retailer. We have a bit of that… Read more »
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