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  1. The US also relied on geography as a natural defense we do not now however. Australia is surrounded by oceans and though unpopular supported the US in all and more particularly recent events. The difference however is the “friendly neighbor to the south” which I fear Canada might appear to take for granted. Unfortunately, this will reflect in trade.
  2. Which chapter of history are you referring to? Botany? If the war on terrorism is not winnable the alternative is not acceptable. Those Countries and people that feel the war on terrorism is below them, please step aside and keep quite for they will reap the benefits without absorbing the sacrifices. Terrorists have a friend in the media that are poisoning our resolve.
  3. Who are ‘they’ you are referring to? Iraqis, Muslims or Islamic Radicals? Each would give a different answer. Please do not confuse these actions as being condoned by the majority of Iraqis.
  4. Welcome Saladin, I believe the Palestinian plight serves a greater purpose for Arab Countries and have a question for you. Can a Palestinian purchase and own land in Syria?
  5. Agreed FastNed. I do feel “The survival of America is at risk...” is a bit over the top however, possibly a broad conflict with Islamic nations might be at stake.
  6. Whoops, I think there was a little frog kissing prior to Clinton. Who Rescued Arafat? In 1982 it was Ronald Reagan who intervened to save Arafat. Prime Minister Menachem Begin reluctantly agreed. Mr. Begin soon realized that he had compromised his life's work and almost immediately slipped from a leadership position. At any rate, Arafat survived due to American intervention. In 1988, US Secretary of State George Schultz met Arafat in Geneva, Switzerland. Schultz coaxed Arafat into making a declaration that he accepted the right of Israel to exist. By this Arafat supposedly renounced terrorist efforts to destroy Israel. http://www.tzemach.org/articles/rescuing-arafat.htm Regarding the article, I think it is a valid strategy to try “following the money”. We did not have pro spooks in place at the time and it fell apart. Dam love...
  7. "They're ashamed." As an entire sentence does not strike you as strange? I doubt the question was: How do most Canadians feel about Jean Chretien’s comments about possibly smoking pot when he retires? I am often wrong but this smacks as being out of context. Your accusation of hypocrisy has validity however.
  8. Hogo, I see your lack of simple deduction expands beyond math. Sense you can not help but misunderstand I will say for the third and last time a woman has the right to choose for herself. You do not have the right to choose for her. Everything else was side roads. From here on you are playing with yourself. And I suggest you use that as birth control.
  9. Eugenics is the for runner to genetics. Look Hugo I can only lead a horse to water. If he does not want to drink that’s his business.
  10. Ignorance is bliss! Elements of the American eugenics movement were models for the Nazis, whose radical adaptation of eugenics culminated in the Holocaust. http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/eugenics/ In pursuit of their social agenda, the eugenics movement adopted two faces, a "positive" one, which concentrated on exhorting the genetically gifted to reproduce, and a "negative" one, which sought to prevent the defective from breeding. http://www.amphilsoc.org/library/exhibits/...easures/aes.htm Eugenics is a concept familiar to Americans in the context of Nazi Germany. "Eugenics" involves notions of racial purity, racial superiority, and the heritability of intelligence, virtue, or vice. Although Hitler is its most notorious proponent, eugenic thinking has held a prominent place in Western intellectual history since the 1860's, when Darwin's disciple, Francis Galton, began to put about the idea that the governing classes of England should consciously guide the development of the human genetic heritage. http://www.africa2000.com/ENDX/aepage.htm The Nazis may have given eugenics its negative connotations, but the practice--and the "science" that supports it--is still disturbingly alive in America in anti-immigration initiatives, the quest for a "gay gene," and theories of collective intelligence. http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/O/ordover_...r_american.html and on and on and on
  11. Hugo you are so silly. Simple deduction should tell you (if your birth rate is greater then your death rate your population grows.) 2.0 or 0.2 it does not matter, (immigration withstanding). As for “Population growth is not to blame for any of the world's problems anyway.” This speaks for your grasp of the facts or perhaps just your spin. Please consider contributing, irritating or compounding. Watch CNN tonight if you really do think over population has nothing to do with world troubles. This whole move into population is a byproduct of our original topic. The fact of the matter, in my humble opinion, is the woman has every right to choose to bring a child into this world that will force her into poverty, welfare and despair.. You did bring up a great topic however regarding Margaret Sanger. Very few people actually know that genocide was actually an U.S. theory that Hitler implemented. American genetics is an amazing story of the dark side of the U.S., Rockefellers and IBM among many others.
  12. CNN aired the first part a report on just this subject tonight. They will air the second part tomorrow. “Population growth and the adverse ramifications”. What a coincidence.
  13. South Korea's President Roh Moohyun is taking a first step to overhaul a corrupt government. If he survives the referendum, he will overhaul his cabinet in an attempt to separate his office from long-standing ties to the military and bribes that have influenced S. Korea’s politics since the early 60’s. I wish him luck...he'll need it.
  14. Over four million babies are born each year in the United States. The U.S. population is growing by about 2.5 million people each year. Of that, immigration contributes over one million people to the U.S. population annually. The U.S. fertility rate is currently 2.0 births per woman, an increase from 1.8 in 1988. The United States has one of the highest natural growth rates (0.7%) of any industrialized country in the world. For comparison, the United Kingdom's natural increase is one quarter the rate of the U.S. at 0.2%, while Germany's natural increase is 0. Using the Census Bureau's medium projections, U.S. population will grow to 394 million by the year 2050. Eight states have population growth rates over 2.0%, which means their population will double in less than 35 years. I'm still having troubleand if you think third world population does not effect the first world your nuts.
  15. year population % rise pop. gain 1997 5,846,871,429 1.34 78,899,442 1998 5,925,770,871 1.31 78,001,123 1999 6,003,771,994 1.28 77,230,943 2000 6,081,002,937 1.25 76,753,814 2001 6,157,756,751 1.24 76,520,745 2002 6,234,277,496 1.22 76,271,568 2003 6,310,549,064 1.20 75,993,822 2004 6,386,542,886 1.18 75,638,540 2005 6,462,181,426 1.16 75,478,997 2006 6,537,660,423 1.15 75,561,947 http://www.npg.org/facts/world_pop_year.htm I’m having trouble understanding the population is not growing. ‘Unborn’ hmmm what would the opposite of unborn be? Regarding 'human' & 'rights' 18. UNCLE
  16. Hugo, are you trying to tell me your families waist stays on your plot of land? We have mercury in our fish, acid in our lakes, holes in the ozone bla, bla, bla. It would be nice to keep all pollution in Texas but until then... I am not addressing famine in third world countries. I’m addressing welfare in the first world. The population seems to be dropping because ‘baby boomers’ have grown out of child rearing years. And... “In the third world, where the population is growing fastest, abortion is having little to no effect.” What abortion? Thank you for demonstrating my point. As hard as it is to say, a majority of these ‘third world’ children are eliminated before their fifth birthday knowing only hunger, disease and want. I’m sure your family and Derek’s are supporting UNICF, Save the Children and are adopting your fair share but not everyone is going to hold up their end.
  17. Derek, surely you jest. The World Trade Towers were hit because they were symbols of the West, more venerable structurally and easy to recognize from the air than other targets. The U.S. economy had slumped well before 9/11 for a number of reasons with plenty blame to spread around. And yes even sum for our beloved President Bush.
  18. Speaking of jobs, where are they? The U.S. is resorting to higher tariffs on China, Canada... 37% on goods bought from China??? For two years, the U.S. has seen a significant move from manufacturing to service. What was the largest company in the U.S. last year? Bethlehem Steel? Ford? Hell no it was Wal-mart. What is the average pay of a Wal-mart employee? President Bush might get reelected next year when he parades either Saddam or Osams head on a stick.
  19. This discussion of military “intelligence” is laughable. Solders don’t think they follow orders and do their jobs or the machine breaks down. To argue who is more intelligent is moot. Canada does not need a strong military or even tanks, they while complaining the whole time, enjoy the umbrella protection of the U.S. and as a result can afford their socialist programs. 500 to 100 thanks for the laugh again!
  20. “...While revised upward by just over a thousand from the figure reported in the CDC's preliminary report in January,1 the 1,186,039 abortions reported by CDC for 1997 still represent the lowest figure reported by the CDC since 1977 The CDC's rates of 20 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age (ages 15-44) reported for 1995, 1996, and 1997 reflected lower annual rates than any seen since 1975. The CDC found a ratio of 306 abortions for every 1,000 live births3 in 1997, again the lowest figure of that sort reported since 1975. As has been the case in recent years, teens accounted for just over one-fifth (20.1%) of the abortions reported to the CDC. Those 25 years and older increased its share to nearly half (48.2%). Minorities, unfortunately, continue to be very much overrepresented in CDC abortion statistics. While information from the 1998 Statistical Abstract shows black American women comprising just 14.2% of the overall population of women of childbearing age in 1997, CDC figures show this group as undergoing 35.9% of all the abortions performed that year. The same statistics show the population of Hispanic women aged 15 to 44 as comprising just 11.6% of the total number of women of childbearing age in the U.S. in 1997. Yet Hispanic women accounted for 15.6% of the total number of abortions reported to the CDC...” http://www.nrlc.org/news/2000/NRL12/cdc.html Did you say hundreds of thousands or millions of parents are looking for adoptions? This might be a case of “be careful what you wish for”. It is a tragedy of life but world wide the population grew from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 6.1 billion in 2000. A part from the economical stress, I fear the Earth can only sustain so many people. If you put any biological matter in a contained environment, feed it freely, it will eventually choke and die of its own waste.
  21. Please get over the KILL THE BABIES crap I’m not buying it. We are talking about the unborn. And YES it is more humane in many instances to CANCEL THE PREGNANCY. Don’t even try to label me as an unsympathetic brut ....that dog ain’t even in the truck. :angry:
  22. Oh he puts his money where his mouth is: This is a partial transcript from Sean Hannity's WABC radio show, Sept. 25, 2003. Watch Hannity & Colmes weeknights at 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET! HANNITY: We are -- for those of you -- Arnold has a lot of history here in the L.A. Center Studios. Many of you may not know this. You have been here filming scenes for "Collateral Damage." For "Terminator 3," you had some scenes that were filmed actually right here on this lot. And you were also involved in, at one point, it was one of your "Terminator" movies, they wanted to take the jobs away from California. SCHWARZENEGGER: That's right. HANNITY: Do you want to tell us? SCHWARZENEGGER: Yes, as a matter of fact, this is a fantastic studio here, the L.A. Center Studios. I mean, it's a really great facility, that you can literally shoot just about any scene that you want here, that the stages are big enough and all of that. So, we have shot "Collateral Damage" and, of course, "Terminator 3." And "Terminator 3" was supposed to go to Canada. As many, many productions -- you know, there's an endless amount of productions that are leaving California and are going to Canada, because they have great incentives in Canada. And so, what I did was I said, "No, we're going to stay with 'Terminator 3' here. What is the problem?" And they said, "Well, there's a difference of $8 million." And I said, "Well, we have to sit down and negotiate." So, we sat down and negotiated. I put in out of my personal salary, I put money in. They said, "OK, the producer should put some money in," and they put some money in. And then the various different departments, departments that were cutting down some of the fees, and we came in with a difference of the $8 million. And we created 500 jobs here in Los Angeles. HANNITY: All right. (APPLAUSE) HANNITY: All right. SCHWARZENEGGER: And... HANNITY: Let me... SCHWARZENEGGER: That's exactly what I want to do as governor. I want to bring jobs back to California. I want to bring businesses back to California and bring the economy back.
  23. Good point Derek, how many HIV positive, crack addicted, deformed babies can we put you down for?
  24. Her health is in danger as having to work two low wage jobs to put food on the table and cover daycare? Her health is in danger as not having the education needed to rise above poverty or even know which foods are best for her and her child to eat? Or her health is in danger because she has to prostitute herself. Danger to ones health comes in many flavors. I just don’t feel it is anyone’s right to decide what is best for these potential mothers. To answer an earlier question, I do not feel bringing a life into misery, neglect, and abuse; a life that will only know rejection and despair, a life that will know no self worth is not fair to society, the mother and more importantly the child. I will not change your mind and you will not change mine. I offer you the last word.
  25. If my wife’s or daughter’s life was in peril, you bet right up to 10 centimeters.
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