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Posted by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 10:27 PM Updated by: Lea_Marie_C_Paar on 07/10/2014 10:31 PM
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Letter to the Editor Concerning World Population Day,

World Population Day, observed annually on July 11, was created by the United Nations in recognition of the need to raise awareness about the problems created by growing human populations. Not long ago, on July 11, 1987, the world's population reached Five Billion people. Today there are more than Seven Billion people and we are adding 227,000 more each day. Common sense tells us that this cannot go on forever. We are already running out of space, food, and clean water in many places the world. Indeed, climate change, and the concurrent crisis- species extinction - are the result of too many people living in disregard of earth's limits. The toll of wildlife has been devastating: species are going extinct at a rate 1,000 times greater than what is normal. 25% of ALL species are now endanger of extinction. The number one cause is habitat destruction by people. This impending huge loss of biodiversity will cost us much more than our most cherished creatures- orangutans, rhinos, elephants, tigers, pandas, etc. It will imperil the stability of the web-of-life on which we all depend....

But what can we do? I urge everyone to adopt a life-style that includes three things: 1) learn, 2) share, 3) act. We must all become activists by learning more about these problems and their solutions, sharing what we learn with others, and acting in a responsible way. You can start by joining a wildife group. There are lots of nonprofits that need your help.

Ken Jones, CEO
A-TeamForWildlife.org


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Posted on: 2014-07-10 22:37:04   By: Anonymous
 


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2014-07-10 22:37:35   By: Anonymous
     
    I'll do my part, will you ?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2014-07-11 08:17:21   By: Anonymous
       
      So you are going to give $$$$$ to some nameless "wildlife" fund in order for them to "SAVE" us. I love how all of these doom and gloom stories end in give us money. I just keep my money and not give it to "friends of the southern brown beetle society". If you believe in these baseless wildlife groups, you must have bumped your head recently.

      PI

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        Posted on: 2014-07-11 12:08:16   By: Anonymous
         
        Notice the way PI-tard has failed to respond to a single point raised by the article, and instead has initiated a nonsensical and non-responsive ad hominem attack against a nameless and faceless 'librul organ-i-zay-shuunz'

        What Mr. PI-tard has done here was simply to create a strawman which mischaracterized and misrepresented what was being stated by the article and then PI-tard attacked said strawman has being incorrect.

        Try again, moron.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2014-07-11 12:51:00   By: Anonymous
           
          I see the comment about getting rid of the liberals and muslims was removed. That would help control population though.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2014-07-11 17:18:16   By: Anonymous
           
          It is ok to be scared my little friend. If you want to cower in the corner and be told what is safe and what is dangerous, be my guest. I just laugh when everything is followed up by support us now with money. I know you are scared that you have no control over your worthless life but hey if you give money, then you are a good person. HA!! MORON!!

          PI aka MORON

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Chicken Little Squawks Again
Posted on: 2014-07-11 06:09:23   By: Anonymous
 
The ultimate in chicken little stories!

Notice how it is always THEY, the so called enlightened, claiming that YOU need to do some undefined thing; and barring that, at least be in fear.

But in reality THEY think that there are too many of YOU.

They want YOU to go away (READ: DIE OFF IN LARGE NUMBERS), and then it will be all better for THEM!

Just another NAZI in sheep's clothing.

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    Re: Chicken Little Squawks Again
    Posted on: 2014-07-11 07:27:39   By: Anonymous
     
    The problem with some people is lack of ability to read and analyze information and science from a variety of sources and do basic math. Not sure if the commenter about this has the ability to out that his life is a already being impacted ...fisheries are collapsing and soon only the very rich will be able to afford wild haddock,salmon etc. as an example.

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    Re: Chicken Little Squawks Again
    Posted on: 2014-07-11 07:34:25   By: Anonymous
     
    So what is your vision for a long term solution? Will we colonize another planet? Should we withhold medicines from the elites so they die off and quit bothering the rest of us happy to have our heads in the sand? Is this what finally causes God to call us all home and we should get ready?

    The increase of 2 billion people in such a short period does raise concerns. Don't insult the messenger. Either refute his data, offer a solution, or be quite and let smarter people comment.

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      Re: Chicken Little Squawks Again
      Posted on: 2014-07-11 09:02:56   By: Anonymous
       
      If population bothers you, then you can do your part:

      Go home tonight and off your family and yourself.

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        Religions Against Birth Control
        Posted on: 2014-07-11 10:08:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Sadly many religions are anti birth control.
        Many religious people ignore that the people are to be stewards of this earth.
        Sadly the old style religious dogmas still exist; that if you're not one of them you must be converted. God has deemed their group as the "true religion", and they must exercise dominion over the earth it's resources and people.
        Sadly many religions are a large part of the problems facing all on this earth.
        The sad fact also is that with people exercising their "faith" things won't change as is badly needed.

        The recent SCOTUS ludicrous hobby lobby decision, is a prime example of America going backwards cheered on by the ignorance of religion.
        Many religious are deniers of science facts, truth.This popularisation of ignorance promoted by religion is a sad chapter in American history.

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          Re: Religions Against Birth Control
          Posted on: 2014-07-11 10:36:35   By: Anonymous
           
          There is not that much conflict between science and religion. Pope John Paul II said, “Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.” Albert Einstein said, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” So, let us find consensus based on truth and decide on a humane solution. Then let's cooperate and work together toward that solution. United we stand. Divided we fall.

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          Re: Religions Against Birth Control
          Posted on: 2014-07-11 23:34:54   By: Anonymous
           
          You are so wrong with your anal-isis of the supreme courts decision of the hobby lobby case. Employees of companies who opt out of the so-called birth control, ie. morning after pill, will have it paid for by insurance companies. Hobby Lobby wasn't objecting to covering iud's or contraceptives, they simply didn't want to pay for abortion pills. Do some research and stop spouting bull*bleep* main-stream-media talking points.

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            Re: Religions Against Birth Control
            Posted on: 2014-07-13 21:16:08   By: Anonymous
             
            And neither the morning after pill, or iuds cause an abortion.

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            Re: Religions Against Birth Control
            Posted on: 2014-07-13 21:16:55   By: Anonymous
             
            And neither the morning after pill, or iuds cause an abortion.

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    Re: Chicken Little Squawks Again
    Posted on: 2014-07-11 10:48:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Yep, we will die off in large numbers. Have you heard of the Apocalypse? The signs are everywhere so pay attention.

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      Re: Chicken Little Squawks Again
      Posted on: 2014-07-11 12:06:40   By: Anonymous
       
      The answer is so easy. Free drugs, and stop interfering with evolution by making everything "safe" with warning labels.

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Is i true?
Posted on: 2014-07-11 15:40:39   By: Anonymous
 
Is it true that 1200 illegal alien children are being bused into Calaveras County??
Say it isn't so Obama!

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    Re: Is i true?
    Posted on: 2014-07-11 16:40:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Says it all: Obama:
    One Big Ass Mistake America

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      One Big Ass Mistake
      Posted on: 2014-07-11 20:04:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Conservatives that can't see beyond their own arse holes.

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        Re: One Big Ass Mistake
        Posted on: 2014-07-11 20:15:18   By: Anonymous
         
        Soon enough a fight will start. Then we can fertilize with liberals.

        III%

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          Hug Your Gun
          Posted on: 2014-07-12 05:33:23   By: Anonymous
           
          Ya know Jethro, there are other things in life besides your lust for guns, violence, and dreaming about killing liberals.

          What a sad existence.

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            Re: Hug Your Gun
            Posted on: 2014-07-12 14:08:08   By: Anonymous
             
            To you. To us, we are just biding our time.
            Make sure to announce yourself when it starts though!

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          Re: One Big Ass Mistake
          Posted on: 2014-07-13 11:29:20   By: Anonymous
           
          Fire up the ovens!

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          Re: One Big Ass Mistake
          Posted on: 2014-07-14 10:50:47   By: Anonymous
           
          We can live just fine without liberals, but they cannot survive without us. I am ready for a civil war, the true patriots will prevail.

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            Re: One Big Ass Mistake
            Posted on: 2014-07-15 00:33:03   By: Anonymous
             
            Here here

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