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  •  like when your parents fucked and produced you? (4+ / 0-)
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    old possum, Cofcos, Nulwee, Matt Z

    who exactly are the 'irresponsible fuckers'?  

    i think my cat is possessed by dick cheney

    by Anton Bursch on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 03:08:44 PM PDT

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    •  Yes. Exactly like that. (2+ / 0-)
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      FutureNow, Marie

      My parents are devout Catholics who produced six children. While I love all of my siblings, that sort of exponential reproductive model can not be sustained. I am number 4 of six. Had my parents been aware of the population crisis back in the late 50s, and had they not been indoctrinated with a bunch of silly church dogma, I would not be here to torment you.

      But those facts do not diminish my argument that every single crisis of resource has overpopulation as its root cause. (I can produce an Ishikawa diagram if you like.) Anyone who has ever taken a 100 level environmental science class understands the fundamental concept of carrying capacity. There are simply more people consuming resources than the planet can sustain. Since the resources are finite, the dependent variable in the equation is population. You can choose to cloud this up with a lot of Maslowian self-actualized concepts, but as a species, we are way further down the hierarchy than you or I may be as individuals.

      I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

      by itsjim on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 05:27:05 AM PDT

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