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Posted: 05 December 2018 at 5:51pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Yes, because our over-populated world needs MORE women having babies.
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Just because we can, doesn`t mean we should.Why not
adopt?
I read a couple of days ago that scientists are
developing a way for us to eat as much as we like
without gaining weight.Why promote gluttony when there
are people starving in the world?
Also, you may be able to eat what you like and not put
on weight, but does that mean that a load of carbs and
sugar will still give you diabetes and fur up your
arteries?
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Men's opinions should matter just as much in this situation as they should for abortion. 
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 7:56pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Entirely different scenarios.
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 8:48pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Why promote gluttony when there 
are people starving in the world? 
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Well, you could make an argument that it would be a boost to the consumer-driven economies of the west.

Looking at it from the others side, if the west were to cut their food intake by, say, 2%, all it would do is harm food retailers, restaurants, tax revenue and the economy in general. It would not magically create a distribution network for that food to make its way to starving countries, nor solve the political problems that tend to create or exacerbate humanitarian crises in developing nations (corruption, war, dictatorial regimes, etc).
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Posted: 06 December 2018 at 9:31pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Why promote gluttony when there  are people starving in the world?  

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Well, you could make an argument that it would be a boost to the consumer-driven economies of the west.

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An estimated 30-40% of the food in the US food supply is wasted. 50% of produce is thrown away. A little more gluttony here would probably mean less food going to landfills.




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I am usually VERY libertarian about scientific research and the applications that follow, however this just plain old gives me the CREEPS!

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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 5:58am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

More babies is fine.
If some are orange it means nothing. It's not a sign. No superstition should result in injustice, none should result in crime. Let's each baby have a chance, rise them well and there will be no problem.

Give them love, and correct them when they do something wrong, be always fair and mesured, not in a foxy way, and the news will possibly be better for the new generation.

Let's there be hope.

Overpopulation is of course a problem, but maybe the problem is more with the couples that have 10 children than with the ones that can't have even one?
Adoption is of course also a solution, and a good one. 
Love and hope.



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Twenty percent of the children in the world live in extreme poverty. 22,000 of those die every day. In the United States, arguably the richest nation on Earth, 1.5 million children live below the poverty line.

But, sure. Love and hope. And maybe fairy dust.

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Posted: 07 December 2018 at 6:27am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

And food.
Living in good conditions is of course a necessity.
But love for the children and hope for the future is nonetheless better than despair or even basic pessimism.
To make the world better, it is of course important to not be blind to the bad, but if you can't believe in the possibility to make it better, it probably won't be possible. With hope, at least there's a chance.

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I present as a counter argument....

ALL OF WORLD HISTORY.

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I totally hear that in Norm MacDonald’s voice. 
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