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(The Daily Beast)   Why we need to start having a lot more babies right now. Wait, this is Fark. Why OTHER PEOPLE need to start having a lot more babies right now   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 30
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2012-12-09 12:08:09 PM
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

/Let's get this out of the way.
2012-12-09 12:35:36 PM
3 votes:
FTFA: But this doesn't quite work, because our population will not simply get smaller; it will also get older. If everyone was going to suddenly die at 45, we might be able to get the requisite productivity boost

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Renew on Carrousel!
2012-12-09 12:21:59 PM
3 votes:
We are running out of cocaine. If we don't find some more cocaine soon then we won't be able to function at work tomorrow. Our entire life is built around scoring and using cocaine. The fact that we are running out of cocaine is a big problem, and you are a moron if you think that running out of cocaine is maybe good for us because we shouldn't be using so much cocaine anyway, just look at what happened to Shady Mike when he OD'd on bath salts after quitting cocaine. If we run out of cocaine we could end up just like him.
2012-12-09 02:08:22 PM
2 votes:

Deep Contact: The future looks bleak. It will consist of only politicians and gov't employees.


Welcome to Northern Virginia. I love you.
2012-12-09 12:01:53 PM
2 votes:
I have 4 kids, so I'm gett a kick- OW!

Damn kids. GROUNDED!
2012-12-09 10:56:21 AM
2 votes:

hubiestubert: Well, there's that idea, or we could accept changing economic conditions and limitations on land, and look to more sustainable economic models...


Right, and God could just create an alternate earth orbiting this one that is full of unicorns and puppies where we all could go and be so so happy. A much more reasonable idea is simply to breed our way out of this problem because after all the economy is not a zero sum game and there are infinite resources that only become more plentiful as we grow in numbers.
2012-12-09 10:24:17 AM
2 votes:
I would be happy to knock up every woman possible.

Paying child support? Not so much.
2012-12-10 02:09:21 PM
1 votes:

Surpheon: But once I had one, I knew that I wanted more and not because I wanted to give her a brother or anything stupid like that.


It was to have a loyal army bred to kill, amirite? That's why I'm gonna have kids. You know what they say about the family that slaughters their enemies together.... No? They tend to have great teeth. I read it in a sociology journal once.
2012-12-09 05:58:15 PM
1 votes:
Ya, because 311,000,000 + people living in this country isn't enough!!! Let's have more...Yeaaaaaa...
2012-12-09 05:35:48 PM
1 votes:

jst3p: Mr. Eugenides: You need to raise 3 kids. The first one to learn how to do it, the second to get it right and the third to get it the way you wanted in the first place.

I am twice divorced, I think your theory applies to marriages too.


That applies to just about anything.
2012-12-09 05:30:27 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Eugenides: You need to raise 3 kids. The first one to learn how to do it, the second to get it right and the third to get it the way you wanted in the first place.


I am twice divorced, I think your theory applies to marriages too.
2012-12-09 04:55:12 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: RexTalionis: Part of the reason that our economy (and population) is still expanding is because in the US, immigration is adding more residents to counteract the declining birthrate.

I find that most of the people fearmongering about the declining birth rate are primarily concerned about the declining white birth rate.


I'm having 2 half-white babies, so together they make one white baby. However I think this is not what the nativists are hoping for...
2012-12-09 04:07:01 PM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: Well, there's that idea, or we could accept changing economic conditions and limitations on land, and look to more sustainable economic models...


Correction: OTHER PEOPLE could accept changing economic conditions and limitations on land, and look to more sustainable economic models. While we, on the other hand, maintain our unlimited supply of food and fresh water, round-the-clock electrical power, and high-speed internet.

/who do you think builds and repairs the machines that are replacing all the workers?
//not the liberal arts graduates who refuse to breed for the "good of the planet," that's for sure
///enjoy your beautiful cities, Eloi, but don't screw with the Morlocks' food supply or they might have to find a... substitute
2012-12-09 03:35:04 PM
1 votes:

redeyedfrenzy: Recently met a couple, the female half of which has three children from three different fathers starting when she was 14 years old. Her current babydaddytobe is not the father of the child that is living with her.

They can't support the one they have, are on welfare and food stamps, and frequently choose to buy lottery tickets and cigarettes and make their seven year old eat Top Ramen for the last two weeks of the month.

They're trying for another one.

Marvelous.

Sometimes I think forced sterilization is a good idea. But then I remember about Nazis.

So there's that.


Hey, they invented the Volkswagen... don't forget that...
2012-12-09 03:34:26 PM
1 votes:
www.kcet.org
Who in Hades do you think you are, Vestal Virgins?
You murderers of your own posterity!
2012-12-09 02:24:16 PM
1 votes:

swahnhennessy: The last thing this planet needs is more babies. Africa has a massive surplus of the things. I suggest importing some of them.


Plus, they're pretty cheap.
2012-12-09 02:14:50 PM
1 votes:
The last thing this planet needs is more babies. Africa has a massive surplus of the things. I suggest importing some of them.
2012-12-09 01:52:06 PM
1 votes:
The future looks bleak. It will consist of only politicians and gov't employees.
2012-12-09 01:45:24 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Anything anyone identifies with that can be traced to their past culture. Holidays, traditions, way of life, etc.
For example, in western society, Christmas is a very big deal (to the religious and non-religous alike). Governments, television, shopping malls, etc. make a big deal of it, all of which affect the cultural landscape and experience. If the demographic changed so that 95% of the country was muslim (for example), I suspect that this particular cultural experience would be significantly diminished.


You'd miss The Little Drummer Boy on loop in the mall? Well, I'll give you credit for being shallow rather than racist.
2012-12-09 01:38:13 PM
1 votes:
img2.timeinc.net
2012-12-09 12:36:04 PM
1 votes:
it's all a moot point in 13 days any way

/ammirite?
2012-12-09 12:33:27 PM
1 votes:
i554.photobucket.com 

Fellow Republicans, do your duty and reproduce!
2012-12-09 12:19:57 PM
1 votes:
I have 3 kids, all raised with functioning bullshiat meters and nothing short of loathing for right wingers, bible beaters and other ignoramii.
2012-12-09 12:16:09 PM
1 votes:
I will be content today by continuing to contribute to this problem. I will be sitting in my computer room playing Everquest and watching the Vikings end their season.
2012-12-09 12:02:37 PM
1 votes:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: GAT_00: Corvus: Or just relax immigration as needed. Not that hard of a problem to solve.

That's the actual solution. There are plenty of young people on the damn planet. Just get them to move here.

As a young person struggling to find a job here already, I object.


Borrow money from your parents and buy Walmart stock. Your objection will vanish.
2012-12-09 11:59:03 AM
1 votes:
You need to raise 3 kids. The first one to learn how to do it, the second to get it right and the third to get it the way you wanted in the first place.
2012-12-09 11:26:51 AM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Corvus: Or just relax immigration as needed. Not that hard of a problem to solve.

That's the actual solution. There are plenty of young people on the damn planet. Just get them to move here.


As a young person struggling to find a job here already, I object.
2012-12-09 10:23:53 AM
1 votes:
I'm convinced I'll have one child. At least, I keep telling myself that I want to have one child. But, I have NOOOOOO idea when this will happen. I'm 32 and married BUT still searching for that ellusive entry level job that will kickstart my career. Then I will need maternity leave. Then daycare. And hope my parents move closer to the West coast.
2012-12-09 10:11:53 AM
1 votes:
massi.ch
2012-12-09 10:00:41 AM
1 votes:
BREEDERS! CROTCHFRUIT!
 
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