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(USA Today)   The Year of the Tiger is causing record low birthrates in Asian nations. The news coverage was excessive but, man, they're taking the affair extremely personal   (usatoday.com) divider line 75
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2010-06-08 12:50:29 AM
In my ideal world, the birth rate for every country is around 125% of the death rate, for the next 200 years or so.
 
2010-06-08 12:52:21 AM
RodneyToady: In my ideal world, the birth rate for every country is around 125% of the death rate, for the next 200 years or so.

Strike that, reverse it. I meant .8 births for every death. I'm an idiot.
 
2010-06-08 12:57:28 AM
img2.timeinc.net
 
2010-06-08 01:13:11 AM
tigers hate pepper.
 
2010-06-08 01:13:51 AM
www.funnyforumpics.com
 
2010-06-08 01:14:07 AM
i mean "love pepper". they hate cinnamon.

/oh nevermind
 
2010-06-08 01:18:53 AM
TFA: Officials battle superstition to boost births

With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is seen as a bad thing?
 
2010-06-08 01:21:10 AM
Now I Is!: TFA: Officials battle superstition to boost births

With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is is this seen as a bad thing?


/DERP!
 
2010-06-08 01:21:44 AM
Now I Is!: TFA: Officials battle superstition to boost births

With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is seen as a bad thing?


Especially since about 1.7 billion of those are in CHINA?!?
 
2010-06-08 01:21:52 AM
Don't you guys realize? The Chinese are literally farking us to death, people!!!
 
2010-06-08 01:22:15 AM
Now I Is!: With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is seen as a bad thing?

Now I Is!: With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why is this seen as a bad thing?

I think either way is fine.
 
2010-06-08 01:24:05 AM
If we could stop killing each other and focus on getting off of this rock we might make it.Too many eggs in one basket.
 
2010-06-08 01:24:49 AM
Now I Is!: TFA: Officials battle superstition to boost births

With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is seen as a bad thing?


Ponzi scheme
 
2010-06-08 01:29:05 AM
America's got a few thousand Mexicans we could let 'em have.
 
2010-06-08 01:31:45 AM
To be honest, with the Chinese, it's the thrill of the fight. Rising up to the challenge of their rival as the last known Survivor.

Y'know, all that propaganda-filled commie feel-good stuff.
 
2010-06-08 01:31:54 AM
Is Al Stewart becoming popular,....
www.thewaxfactor.com
/makes me soft "down there"
 
2010-06-08 01:31:58 AM
Now I Is!: With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is seen as a bad thing?

Imagine you have a bunch of fifth-graders and seventh-graders, but no sixth-graders. Classroom sizes have to be adjusted, etc.. Same administrative problems would happen in college, after they graduate and find work, and even as they retire.
 
2010-06-08 01:32:18 AM
RodneyToady: RodneyToady: In my ideal world, the birth rate for every country is around 125% of the death rate, for the next 200 years or so.

Strike that, reverse it. I meant .8 births for every death. I'm an idiot.


You seem to be the opposite of an idiot.

If all cultures would stop breeding like rabbits, then worldwide problems are instantly solved.

Guess which cultures continue to breed like rabbits?
 
2010-06-08 01:32:33 AM
The Tiger is also causng spontaneous comment correcting.
 
2010-06-08 01:33:01 AM
jingks: Now I Is!: With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is seen as a bad thing?

Now I Is!: With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why is this seen as a bad thing?

I think either way is fine.


Yeah I realized that minuet later... Over compensating for my dyslexic tendencies...
 
2010-06-08 01:33:49 AM
*causing
 
2010-06-08 01:34:09 AM
Also, FTA:

"Singapore is among several Asian nations, such as Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong, that have among the lowest birthrates in the world."
 
2010-06-08 01:35:32 AM
Well some countries have more people dying than being born and its bad for the economy.

if some of those people in china were allowed to imigrate to those countries it wouldn't be a problem

But china wont let them leave and those countries wouldn't let them come.
 
2010-06-08 01:36:49 AM
electronicmaji: Well some countries have more people dying than being born and its bad for the economy.

if some of those people in china were allowed to imigrate to those countries it wouldn't be a problem

But china wont let them leave and those countries wouldn't let them come.


This is complete bullshiat, and I'm living proof of it.

/son of Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong
 
2010-06-08 01:37:26 AM
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2010-06-08 01:42:37 AM
"Having children is "not a national service" but a highly personal decision that hinges upon a couple's ability to afford a family"

Yeah right, tell that to the American GOPer conservative....
 
2010-06-08 01:43:57 AM
Tiger, tiger, New Year beast
In the calendar of the East,
What tradition or belief
Could allow such stupid grief?

In what distant past of lives
Caused this silly rule for wives?
On what ignorance dare they aspire?
What the fark gave them this mire?

And what horoscope and what art
Could make their brains so filled with fart?
And when the world had moved away,
What common sense would save the day?

What the fark? What the shiat?
In what hope would they see fit?
What the science? What dread reason
for giving up the baby season?

When the papers threw down their signs,
And clouded reason with their lines,
Did we smile, we world still free?
Or palms to face Picard shall be?

Tiger, tiger, New Year beast
In the calendar of the East,
What tradition or belief
Could allow such stupid grief?

(apologies to William Blake)
 
2010-06-08 01:46:35 AM
I have no idea what this is, but here it is.

www.vinyltom.com

/Hot, may not last
 
2010-06-08 01:46:38 AM
Heh. I was born year of the tiger. Just remembered that.

Dad is a rat (which explains his affinity for cheese).
Mom is a rabbit (although she had her tubes tied after my screaming little sister was born).

TMI, I know.
 
2010-06-08 01:46:55 AM
So as I understand it, the date of conception is not what determines the zodiac of the child, it is the year they are born in. Unless they are EXTREMELY premature, isn't trying to encourage procreation half way through the year rather pointless?

At this point any births would be in the year of the rabbit, and from the slight research I just did Rabbits are considered rather average.

/Born two months premature
//Quite Healthy
///Also a dragon, so got that going for me...woo...
 
2010-06-08 01:47:54 AM
A declining population is not a bad thing but the problem in many Asian countries is that birth rates very abruptly dropped during their economic growth. In the nearterm this means a smaller working age population while the number of retires soars. This is a demographic disaster for nation pensions, healthcare, everything.

Japan preceded most other countries in Asia in this trend and has now reached the point where it's population is decreasing. Within the next few years the decline will increase to over 200,000 people a year. Over the next century the total loss of population will be over 90 million (assuming to breakthroughs in medicine). And if the demographics hold then the last person left in Japan will turn off the lights on the country a few hundred years after that.
 
2010-06-08 01:49:23 AM
 
2010-06-08 01:52:12 AM
Ugh, just read my last post. Normally I'm not THAT bad with spelling. I need sleep now...
 
2010-06-08 01:55:17 AM
Herunar: omohasiwerd: Blah blah blah

"PREGNANT Melissa Parker is battling to have her baby induced before June 6 as she is terrified of giving birth to the DEVIL." (new window)


Well, based on that pic, she has the palm to face part down... but for all the wrong reasons. Sad.
 
2010-06-08 01:57:15 AM
therhinodep: America's got a few Hundred thousand Mexicans we could let 'em have.

Fixed that for ya.
 
2010-06-08 01:58:49 AM
codewerdna: So as I understand it, the date of conception is not what determines the zodiac of the child, it is the year they are born in. Unless they are EXTREMELY premature, isn't trying to encourage procreation half way through the year rather pointless?

At this point any births would be in the year of the rabbit, and from the slight research I just did Rabbits are considered rather average.

/Born two months premature
//Quite Healthy
///Also a dragon, so got that going for me...woo...


Tyger, tyger. Burning bright.
 
2010-06-08 02:00:40 AM
Herunar: Now I Is!: With a world population of 6,697,254,041 I must ask why this is seen as a bad thing?

Imagine you have a bunch of fifth-graders and seventh-graders, but no sixth-graders. Classroom sizes have to be adjusted, etc.. Same administrative problems would happen in college, after they graduate and find work, and even as they retire.


This is a problem?
 
2010-06-08 02:00:56 AM
Yes, two retirees for every worker is a bad demographic mix.
 
2010-06-08 02:02:24 AM
But china wont let them leave or and those countries wouldn't let them come.

FTFY. Very strict population control in China.
 
2010-06-08 02:03:46 AM
uncletogie: To be honest, with the Chinese, it's the thrill of the fight. Rising up to the challenge of their rival as the last known Survivor.

Y'know, all that propaganda-filled commie feel-good stuff.



Very nice.

Perhaps this is reading wrong or maybe I'm reading it wrong but two births per woman per year in the US? Damn you Octomom!
 
2010-06-08 02:04:33 AM
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2010-06-08 02:08:13 AM
A 10% drop for 1 year, big deal.
 
2010-06-08 02:11:45 AM
Yeah-huh, and lets all avoid having babies in July, because they'll turn out to be Cancers.

SSDDC

My husband describes Dragons as "You'll live a life full of excitement and drama... Even if you have to make it yourself." Probably more accurate than the usual spiel.
 
2010-06-08 02:18:07 AM
Aidan: Yeah-huh, and lets all avoid having babies in July, because they'll turn out to be Cancers.

SSDDC

My husband describes Dragons as "You'll live a life full of excitement excrement and drama... Even if you have to make it yourself." Probably more accurate than the usual spiel.
 
2010-06-08 02:19:08 AM
Aidan: Yeah-huh, and lets all avoid having babies in July, because they'll turn out to be Cancers.

SSDDC

My husband describes Dragons as "You'll live a life full of excitement and drama... Even if you have to make it yourself." Probably more accurate than the usual spiel.


I think babies born under the Pisces sign will turn out to be morons. That includes every sign except mine.
 
2010-06-08 02:21:25 AM
Penis mightier than the sword!
 
2010-06-08 02:22:32 AM
Lionidas: Very nice.

What? Song started in my head as I read the title. Go figure.

Sun God: That includes every sign except mine.

Yield? Stop? One-way? Which is it, man?
 
2010-06-08 02:26:25 AM
uncletogie: Sun God: That includes every sign except mine.

Yield? Stop? One-way? Which is it, man?


I'm guessing you're a Sagittarius.
 
2010-06-08 02:40:55 AM

Watch out for 2012: the year of the dragon! All those kids that aren't being born here in the year of the Tiger will most likely be more than made up for in the year of the dragon.



images2.layoutsparks.com


"People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust."

/My wife is Chinese, and she wants to plan for a Dragon Child. (2011 is going to be a fun year for me.)
//You would think a scientist would not be the least bit concerned about superstitions like this, but she is and there is no talking her out of them either.
///What's that? What about my superstitions? I gave God up for Lent. (But I find myself stepping over cracks in the sidewalk...)
 
2010-06-08 02:41:47 AM
Sun God: uncletogie: Sun God: That includes every sign except mine.

Yield? Stop? One-way? Which is it, man?

I'm guessing you're a Sagittarius.


Not even close... but try again!

{try reading a few of my posts, y'might have better luck.}
 
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