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  •  And just yesterday we had Kos himself (6+ / 0-)

    celebrating the decline of the white birth rate...

    •  Can't tell if you were offended or not by it (2+ / 0-)
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      Norm in Chicago, psnyder

      I thought the way he was gleefully celebrating it to be obnoxious

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:23:03 PM PDT

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      •  I was offended for a different reason (1+ / 0-)
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        eXtina

        In a world of 400ppm C02, we need population to stablize, if not outright decline.  I kind of took Kos' diary as a "Hooray for unsustainable overpopulation.  Who cares about the environment?  We get more votes!"

        Latino birthrates, and birthrates in general all over the globe, need to fall very quickly to replacement levels if we're going to have any effect on C02.

        •  The number of people is irrelevant to the waste (0+ / 0-)

          we perpetrate for no good reason.
          For example, global agriculture now produces sufficient food to adequately nourish nine billion when we have just over six and a billion of those are on starvation rations. So, what's happening to the excess? It is going to waste, sustaining a population of vermin and pest, transporting chemical fertilizers and poisons to dumps and contaminating our drinking water supplies.
          It's not the numbers; it's the raw stupidity of the people we have promoted to the top--people who don't know what's up.

          We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

          by hannah on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 02:27:52 PM PDT

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      •  I take it to be just as racist as Jeb (4+ / 0-)
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        Norm in Chicago, eXtina, blukat, ferg

        Human coloration is not a zero sum game.  If you believe that it's not the color of the skin, but the content of the character, you should live that every day.

        And besides, immigrant "fertility" is more a function of education, access to birth control and access to the middle class -- and a little bit of rejection of religious stupidity.

        Obama: self-described Republican; backed up by right-wing policies

        by The Dead Man on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:40:05 PM PDT

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    •  I saw it less as (3+ / 0-)

      celebrating the decline of the white birth rate as poking fun at the folks like Pat Buchanan and Lou Dobbs who see it as The End Of America As We Know It. Also, pointing out the cause -- the shitty economy thanks to still digging out from 8 years of Republican mismanagement rather than the Right's favorite whipping boys of homosexuality, contraception, abortion, and shacking up without getting married.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:45:23 PM PDT

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