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Old 05-02-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Let's hope Ireland doesn't have another potato famine. All the impoverished Irish we took back in the days we used to be a generous and welcoming people are over. Poor people today are turned around because "we are over populated." Despite having a very comfortable population density of 89 per square mile, or 179th out of 243 countries. Clearly we are having to throw people in the seas over how overpopulated we are.
Uh; IF another potato famine happens, that's NOT our problem. Too; the Irish in 2103 DON'T have big families like back in 1849 and Ireland also has lots of friends like the UK, Germany and so on.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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I can't speak for the US as a whole but my region (north Texas) is already experiencing problems due to massive population growth. One municipality here is embroiled in a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma over water rights. As droughts bite and our population increases, Oncor has threatened us with rolling blackouts as the demand is threatening to exceed the system's capacity.

People don't get it. It's not just land. It's having enough land to support the industrialized agriculture to feed all these people plus provide electricity, drinking water, water treatment, not to mention other infrastructure like roads, schools, etc. You get to a point where enough is enough. We're getting there.
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I agree that some specific localities within the US are overcrowded, and not necessarily due to physical resource restraints but mismanagement of those resources. But I don't think there's ever been an insinuation that the United States as a whole is at some kind of population threshold where going over is going to put us in some sort of economic decline. I won't dismiss this assertion out of hand, I'd certainly like to see more evidence for it though. Anecdotal evidence doesn't count for much when we are talking about a macro-issue about such a large geographic area.
BigDGeek is right. We def need to cut down ALL immigration till the US needs more "new blood". No need for it in 2013.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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BigDGeek is right. We def need to cut down ALL immigration till the US needs more "new blood". No need for it in 2013.
I have a couple of good links saved depicting the true carrying capacity of this country. But even without that there is no denying that we have a shortage of jobs in this country and in particular blue-collared jobs and those are the kinds of jobs these illegals are holding and that we need.
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