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Old 01-01-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Please don't hijack the thread. General discussions about the types of contraception go in Health & Wellness. Thanks.

 
Old 01-01-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Why don't familes have large families today? Don't they see that by contracepting they eventually lower a countries birth rate and eventually make it disappear?

Look at Japan and Germany. Their populations are declining.

What are the reasons for affluent families and countries for that matter have very little kids?
While population is declining is some countries, it is still increasing in others. Immigration is a big factor in the US in keeping the population up.

Population Facts - Projected Growth (2000 - 2050)

Note how fast the world population is growing here:

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In my opinion, world population matters in terms of our resources, not just the population of any single country. The US is projected to grow, but our carbon footprint is very large and we use a lot of resources for the people we have.

As for your original question about why people use contraceptives, the fact is that we do not *need* large families if we are affluent. In fact, to keep our standard of living up, we should have smaller families. That way we can provide a better life for them.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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While population is declining is some countries, it is still increasing in others. Immigration is a big factor in the US in keeping the population up.

Population Facts - Projected Growth (2000 - 2050)

Note how fast the world population is growing here:

Earth Clock

In my opinion, world population matters in terms of our resources, not just the population of any single country. The US is projected to grow, but our carbon footprint is very large and we use a lot of resources for the people we have.

As for your original question about why people use contraceptives, the fact is that we do not *need* large families if we are affluent. In fact, to keep our standard of living up, we should have smaller families. That way we can provide a better life for them.
Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population. As Pat Buchanan says the white race is dying off.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population. As Pat Buchanan says the white race is dying off.
There is only one race, the human race.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population. As Pat Buchanan says the white race is dying off.
and there it is! Fortunately, most people aren't racist xenophobes, that's why.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population. As Pat Buchanan says the white race is dying off.
Let me guess.......but you're not a racist, right?
 
Old 01-01-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population. As Pat Buchanan says the white race is dying off.
Perhaps they're not as paranoid as you are about skin color! Hmmmm have fewer children and be able to provide for them....OR have many children, deprive them of anything more than the absolute barest of necessities (or rely on the system to provide for them). I don't give a crap how white your skin is, poverty is poverty. Anyone who thinks white skin makes you superior to others has got some real problems and shouldn't be having children at ALL.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population. As Pat Buchanan says the white race is dying off.
Maybe the reason people are having fewer children is because they are more concerned about their ability to raise a few happy, healthy offspring instead of worrying about whether those children have a certain skin color.

Besides, considering that the term "white" can refer to Europeans, East Indians, Middle Easterners, and others it is unlikely that white people are dying out.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population.
As with any country there are a variety of reasons why the German population has declined. In Germany there are economic reasons. There are some theories that college education among women in Germany has led to the lowering of the birth rate.

Fear not however. (If you are worried about Germany as a country.) Once the immigrants have established themselves they will have little babies and the population of Germany will rebound. But all these little babies will have the map of Istanbul on their shiny little faces instead of the map of Dusseldorf.

(That's an old German expression BTW. Saying a person has the map of - fill in the blank - on their face.)

The whole "white" thing I'll ignore. It has zilch to do with parenting.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Why are families in Germany for instance not having more children to increase their population. As Pat Buchanan says the white race is dying off.
Good. One day there will only be two races on earth - Indian and Chinese.

I'll spend my retirement banging my harem and eating chicken curry and fortune cookies.
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