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Old 02-08-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: California
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Mexico is not a poor country by sub Saharan Africa standards.

I don't believe any country is poor compared to African standards.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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I don't believe any country is poor compared to African standards.
Africa is not a country, but instead is a Continent.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: California
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Africa is not a country, but instead is a Continent.
Uh.. duh?!! I never said Africa was a country, I said "African standards".
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:50 PM
 
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This is silly, I wonder if people 100 years ago thought 100 million people in a country was too much?

The midwest is bleeding population and places like Minnesota and Iowa offer thousands of square miles of endless farmland. The Great Lakes are a HUGE freshwater source. Same with the Mississippi River.


All this overpopulation hogwash comes from those out west where the ecosystems WERE NOT made to handle large amounts of population, animal or human. The west is a desert, and piling millions upon millions of people into land not suited for habitation is bound to cause problems.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:53 PM
 
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This is silly, I wonder if people 100 years ago thought 100 million people in a country was too much?

The midwest is bleeding population and places like Minnesota and Iowa offer thousands of square miles of endless farmland. The Great Lakes are a HUGE freshwater source. Same with the Mississippi River.


All this overpopulation hogwash comes from those out west where the ecosystems WERE NOT made to handle large amounts of population, animal or human. The west is a desert, and piling millions upon millions of people into land not suited for habitation is bound to cause problems.
This is when our "advancements in technology" come into play.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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This is when our "advancements in technology" come into play.
Desalination is expensive. The water from the Colorado river isn't going to be able to support the huge population growth out west forever.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:06 AM
 
Location: California
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Desalination is expensive. The water from the Colorado river isn't going to be able to support the huge population growth out west forever.
Like I said, this is when "Advancement in technology" comes into play. Remember computers back when they first came out and how much they cost? Look at computers today. Catch my drift?
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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This is when our "advancements in technology" come into play.
Those "advancements in technology" don't mean a tinker's damn in the face of a one hundred year cyclical drought. You cannot make rain out of nothing. The western part of the United States WILL run out of water. It is only a matter of time (and by time, I mean a mere few years).
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:48 AM
 
Location: California
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Those "advancements in technology" don't mean a tinker's damn in the face of a one hundred year cyclical drought. You cannot make rain out of nothing. The western part of the United States WILL run out of water. It is only a matter of time (and by time, I mean a mere few years).
I don't know about you guys but my town has a water reservoir. Anyway, if what you assume is correct then the U.S will be like one of my favorite books. I actually aced the testing for this book. I DEFINITELY recommend it.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n0/n4345.jpg (broken link)
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:08 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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I don't know about you guys but my town has a water reservoir. Anyway, if what you assume is correct then the U.S will be like one of my favorite books. I actually aced the testing for this book. I DEFINITELY recommend it.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n0/n4345.jpg (broken link)
Reservoirs don't mean a thing in the face of a population they were never intended to support.

I don't know what a work of fiction has to give in place of the truth.
Physical Geography - Twelfth Edition by Diane H. Carlson, Charles C. Plummer. If you are at all worried about the future of the Earth, this text book will give you the eye-opening truth about where we are headed.
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