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Old 01-06-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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50 million will go to Scranton, and 50 million to Omaha.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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Smaller states will grow, current cities will get bigger. When you think about it though China has over a billion ppl and manages to fit them all. Hopefully nature finds a way to keep the population in check.
Like more plagues and natural disasters? Sounds like fun. But I guess even that's better than some anthropogenic methods like war & genocide.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Like more plagues and natural disasters? Sounds like fun. But I guess even that's better than some anthropogenic methods like war & genocide.

Yes, but I think nuclear war could come first....hate to think that way but this world is a freekin mess
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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The problem is not where these people will live, but where they will work. America has plenty of land to fit more population, but America continues to lose jobs to other countries that it will not likely get back. This is a problem that can lead to lower wages, more poverty, and deterioration of the American standard of living. America must analyze its free trade agreements and do what is best for the American people. Lets face it, we can not compete with a Chinese worker from communist country that will work for extremely low wages. But I see light at the end of the tunnel and think America will begin to bring jobs back and return America to its manufacturing past. All I can say is buy American and support the industry we have left, it is our only hope.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Smaller states will grow, current cities will get bigger. When you think about it though China has over a billion ppl and manages to fit them all. Hopefully nature finds a way to keep the population in check.
HAHA, are you kidding me? Yeah, by the physical definition they "fit them all", but no way in hell do they assimilate with a comparable quality of life we live here in the US.

For the original post...How are we supposed to know there isn't 400million people living here now?

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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HAHA, are you kidding me? Yeah, by the physical definition they "fit them all", but no way in hell do they assimilate with a compariable quality of life we live here in the US.
No kidding! I don't know about some of the other posters on this thread, but I dang sure don't want to see the US "live" the way China does ~ either in over-crowded destitute conditions, or in packed-like-sardines vertical cities.

The comments made by someone regarding England is true, too. I have friends in England who visits the states every year (California), and they have told me about the dense population there and almost-nonexistent open-spaces. However, they're near London, and I don't know if it's that way in the rest of the country.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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If you look at China and India, they both have over a billion people and able to manage well; they might be the next super powers of the world.
Living like the Chinese and Indians is NOT my idea of managing well. As for finding jobs for the expected 100-200 million additional people, one way would be to slash wages to Chinese and Indian levels. Imagine the crime and social disorder that would breed. No thank you. We need to get our borders secure, and the amount of legal immigrants needs to be steered towards H1B visas and away from family unification. Family unification immigration laws just add impetus to the anchor baby phenomenon.
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