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Killing the poor

  1. Mar 1, 2005 #1
    Every country wants to raise the number of people above poverty line.
    If we killed the poor people in our countries all the people would be rich.
    This could be used for overpopulation also.
    What do u all say?
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2005 #2

    PerennialII

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    :cry: ... or we could kill the rich and distribute the wealth to the poor and as such eliminate poverty (with fewer lost lives)... unfortunately trivial solutions don't work in social problems, they just generate new ones (and in this case a new group of people belonging to the very same old categories) ... :yuck:
     
  4. Mar 1, 2005 #3

    Integral

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    Who defines poor? Why should financial success make you any more qualified to live than the man in poverty? Does lack of worldly goods mean you are some how not fit to live?

    I say Kill anybody who wants to kill entire populations of people.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2005 #4

    dextercioby

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    Yes,there's one aspect which should not be avoided:eek:verpopulation appears only in countries with very many poor people...It's not logical...However,i think it's a manifestation of culture.They're used to having 8-15 children...:yuck:

    Killing is not an option.China has done the good thing...Their problem is that the # of families is so big,that even 1 kid /family would generate overpopulation.:tongue2:

    Daniel.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2005 #5

    what say chound :devil:
     
  7. Mar 1, 2005 #6
    Not really. China has a habit of winding up with many dead baby daughters in favor of baby sons. As a result, in about 20 years there will be a serious shortage of women, and more importantly, a huge drop in population growth--which is the whole point.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2005 #7

    honestrosewater

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    I've been wanting to ask this for a long time: Why don't you put spaces after punctuation? Just curious.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2005 #8
    Does it matter? For me, Dex appears to be a very helpful member in this forum. So as long as he helps, punctuation is no problem..

    Anyway: Another question on poverty: why do the 3rd world own debts to the first world, when it was the europeans, (i.e. the first world now) who invaded asia and africa to slaughter millions and to steal all of their resources..?
     
  10. Mar 1, 2005 #9

    honestrosewater

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    I wasn't complaining, and, as I said, I'm just curious.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2005 #10

    dextercioby

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    Used to writing in tex,where i cannot do that.Is it really relevant...?I doubt it.And i don't know whether i'm the only one (doing this) or not...

    And i don't care... :tongue2:

    Daniel.

    P.S.You see,i leave spaces for the brackets.The brackets would "stick" to the letters and it would look ugly... :yuck:
     
  12. Mar 1, 2005 #11

    dextercioby

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    Post P.S.Curiosity satisfied...?I guess you'll be able 2 sleep much better tonite...:tongue2:

    Daniel.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2005 #12

    honestrosewater

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    Okay- I was just asking.

    Edit: It's just not something I see often. I was just wondering if you did it for some particular reason. Yes, I can die contented now.
     
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  14. Mar 1, 2005 #13
    I suspect chound made a ghastly typo, or a few. I think he meant to say:
    If my suspicions are correct, then I wholeheartedly agree.
     
  15. Mar 1, 2005 #14

    Phobos

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    Genocide & punctuation. Will anyone mind that I close this topic?
     
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