Should Americans be limited to two ch...

Should Americans be limited to two children per family?

Created by Illustrated Man on May 25, 2012

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#443 Mar 21, 2013
arctic wrote:
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That and several hits to the head;) lol
Were you dropped as a child?
Actually no, it just looks like it.

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#444 Mar 21, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>juvenile
You rang?

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#445 Mar 21, 2013
Nancy Botwin wrote:
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I don't post hate unless it is posted to me first. See, the thing is...Facts seem to piss off people that don't have a clue what they are talking about. What I post are FACTS, complete with qualifiers. When I'm wrong about something I admit it and thank the other person for supplying me with correct information. That also seems to drive other posters crazy.
Oh... you have double the education I do? How would you know that? You don't post hate? What do you think your post is? Doesn't sound like a love letter to me! Maybe you shouldn't interject yourself into conversations that have nothing to do with you.
Do you seriously think I care about what you think? Why do you feel the need to defend other posters? Are they too stupid to think and speak for themselves?(That's a rhetorical question.)
Now, do you have anything germane to the subject of this thread you wish to comment on? If not....
Ciao
P.S. They tried the one child per family in China...it didn't work out well.
Effects of China's One Child Policy On Its Children
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/...
You care enough to write a book in response
to two lines. lol

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#446 Mar 21, 2013
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Is Mean and Nasty aware some dude named Nancy Bitchwin has hijacked his avatar?
Oh.. I've been called worse things than that. Nope.. I've had this avatar for 6 years. Mean and Nasty "hijacked" my avatar. Some dude? Rof! Tell me, how does one "hijack" a PUBLIC thread on a PUBLIC forum?

If you mean I came here and stopped the hate-filled propaganda fest with FACTS...Yup...I'm guilty. I notice there has been no rebuttal to any of the FACTS I posted, only juvenile insults. Insults and nasty icons are all you have. Critical thinking skills...not so much.

Go read a book! Here...

A People's History Of The United States
http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeoplesh...

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#447 Mar 21, 2013
Some of us were enjoying our hate filled propaganda fest.

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#448 Mar 21, 2013
Harvard University historian Oscar Handlin wrote in a review in The American Scholar of A People's History Of The United States:

"Hence the deranged quality of this fairy tale, in which the incidents are made to fit the legend, no matter how intractable the evidence of American history. It may be unfair to expose to critical scrutiny a work patched together from secondary sources, many used uncritically (Jennings, Williams), others ravaged for material torn out of context (Young, Pike). Any careful reader will perceive that Zinn is a stranger to evidence bearing upon the people about whom he purports to write. But only critics who know the sources will recognize the complex array of devices that pervert his pages... On the other hand, the book conveniently omits whatever does not fit its overriding thesis... It would be a mistake, however, to regard Zinn as merely Anti-American. Brendan Behan once observed that whoever hated America hated mankind, and hatred of mankind is the dominant tone of Zinn's book... He lavishes indiscriminate condemnation upon all the works of man — that is, upon civilization, a word he usually encloses in quotation marks."

"the book conveniently omits whatever does not fit its overriding thesis..." Kinda' sounds like someone we all know...hmmmmmmmmmmmm

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#449 Mar 21, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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I haven't seen the DNA reports, so I really couldn't say for sure - Snoop does like his Jamaican, don't cha' know mon.
His kid, Cordell "Spanky" Broadus, is a borderline football talent; however, he did get a full football scholarship at UCLA (sorry I was in error by stating USC previously).
She claims she had it first. No worries, it's a cool pic, worth seeing twice as many times, lol.

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#450 Mar 21, 2013
Maverick 808 wrote:
<quoted text>*stand on head*
A lot of people take Topix way too seriously.
LOL That's what people say who lost a debate and were proved wrong. I don't take TPX seriously. I do take the lies and hate-filled propaganda seriously. I must admit, I do enjoy proving hateful RWL's wrong...even more so if I use their own propaganda against them. Shooting them down...just like a video game. Instead of "Duck Hunt", it's RWL Hunt. Instead of using guns...intellect is the name of the game.

Have a nice day

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#451 Mar 21, 2013
Some people should be banned from having children period.

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#452 Mar 21, 2013
MeanandNasty wrote:
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She claims she had it first. No worries, it's a cool pic, worth seeing twice as many times, lol.
Lol...I was like huh? Until I realized that you meant to reply to noogard instead of me.

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#453 Mar 21, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
Harvard University historian Oscar Handlin wrote in a review in The American Scholar of A People's History Of The United States:
"Hence the deranged quality of this fairy tale, in which the incidents are made to fit the legend, no matter how intractable the evidence of American history. It may be unfair to expose to critical scrutiny a work patched together from secondary sources, many used uncritically (Jennings, Williams), others ravaged for material torn out of context (Young, Pike). Any careful reader will perceive that Zinn is a stranger to evidence bearing upon the people about whom he purports to write. But only critics who know the sources will recognize the complex array of devices that pervert his pages... On the other hand, the book conveniently omits whatever does not fit its overriding thesis... It would be a mistake, however, to regard Zinn as merely Anti-American. Brendan Behan once observed that whoever hated America hated mankind, and hatred of mankind is the dominant tone of Zinn's book... He lavishes indiscriminate condemnation upon all the works of man — that is, upon civilization, a word he usually encloses in quotation marks."
"the book conveniently omits whatever does not fit its overriding thesis..." Kinda' sounds like someone we all know...hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Eric Foner
Columbia University, "Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction"

The idea that historians have to be neutral about everything they study is the death of history. Every historian has beliefs and feelings about what they're studying. Howard made them very explicit. The teachers you remember are the ones with a passion for history who made it clear what they thought. They were not polemicists. They respected the canons of historical scholarship, as Zinn did, but they cared deeply.

That's why the whole subject of objectivity is a bit of a misnomer. If objectivity means you balance all of the evidence and weigh it, that's absolutely correct. If objectivity means you have no opinions of your own, what kind of person is that? Who wants to hear from them?

There are many grounds to criticize many of the things he wrote. I reviewed "A People's History of the United States" for the New York Times Book Review when it came out in 1980. I gave positive and negative points of view about it, but the point is, this was a passionate interpretation of American history.

The way he inspired people, to me, is his legacy, rather than his interpretation of the Jacksonian era or the Gilded Age or the New Deal. Those can be debated and will be debated. But he deserves more than just people saying this is a biased historian. He really was an important figure in the public vision of history.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/01/opini...

Wanna go tit for tat? Reviews are just someones opinion. Hell, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was TRASHED by the NYT's.

"Critics are to authors what lamp posts are to dogs"

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#454 Mar 21, 2013
MeanandNasty wrote:
Some people should be banned from having children period.
WHO DECIDES? Who does the banning and on what criteria? If a "unauthorized" pregnancy does occur...are you for forced abortion? Does the man, who didn't wear a condom, go to jail or be chemically castrated? Do we put pregnant women in jail until the birth occurs then kill the child?

AS you can see, there are many problems with your proposal. If you got your way, how would you handle these problems?

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#455 Mar 21, 2013
Nancy Botwin wrote:
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Wanna go tit for tat?
Not with some guy/girl.

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#456 Mar 21, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Not with some guy/girl.

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#457 Mar 21, 2013
arctic wrote:
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You care enough to write a book in response
to two lines. lol
Two paragraphs hardly comprises a book. What's the matter, reading skills not up to par that you complain about a couple of paragraphs? No one made you read that post much less respond to it. lol

You STILL have not addressed the FACTS I posted. You know why? Because you can't. What was being posted before I arrived was nothing less than hate. The qualified FACTS I posted shot down all your premises for your hate. That's what really upsets you.

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#458 Mar 21, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Not with some guy/girl.
Of course, I can always depend on you to take the most base view. What are you, about 17? Maybe 15?

So, care to discuss who decides who can have children and who can't? That is the subject of this thread...

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#459 Mar 21, 2013
Sometimes folks will ask me "Gosh, X, why are you so misanthropic?" and I just ask them if they've ever been on the internet.

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#460 Mar 21, 2013
Nancy Botwin wrote:
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Of course, I can always depend on you to take the most base view. What are you, about 17? Maybe 15?
So, care to discuss who decides who can have children and who can't? That is the subject of this thread...
When you need to use the restroom, do you use the little boys, little girls or those uni-sex ones with the diaper-changing table?
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#461 Mar 21, 2013
The only people who need to worry about how many children they should have are the parents. The Government has NO business in any ones life. They have no business getting involved and need to worry about taking care of Government business only.
People need to decide what is right for them and if having 4 to 20 children is what they want, and can care for them feed them and not be dependent on welfare than every one else needs to but out.

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#462 Mar 21, 2013
^^^What she said^^^

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