MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Here's a Solution That Is Really Green: Stop Making So Many Babies

Oh we pretend we care so much about this planet. We claim we don't want to destroy it. We want to nurture it like a cute little baby with a stinky little diaper. Ahhh. We even feel confident we know what is best for baby Earth. We tell ourselves that separating our garbage every now and then and buying those special tacos that are certified green (because, hey, it says so on the label) is the right thing to do to save poor baby Earth. But the thing is — we love ourselves more. Much more.

Let's face it, we love ourselves so much that checking FB and whatsapp has become a priority. Screw breakfast. I need my quick fix of Me. We want it here. We want it now. We feel we have the right to make many babies, a PLETHORA of cute Mini-Me's, as El Guapo would put it, even if this means the destruction of life as we know it. Right now, there are over seven billion people on this planet. (Who cares, right?) And by the year 2050 that figure will have grown to nine billion. (And?)

So here's my question: who are we kidding? Who are we trying to fool? Ourselves, that's who. Green tacos are NOT the solution. Windmills that only work when the wind isn't too strong (plus they are ridiculously cost-ineffective) are NOT the solution. Green Apples are NOT the solution. Priuses are NOT the solution. They only make us feel good. There are simply too many people. This speck in space shouldn't be called planet Earth — it should be dubbed planet People. Pee-Pee. If there were as many vultures today as there are people, something tells me some of us would want to hide under our beds and say a prayer. Better make that a green one.

But who cares? We are people. We are the dominant species. We have the right to ejaculate to our heart's content. It's called love and procreation. We learned about this in human development. Weren't you paying attention? Plus we always do it on a green IKEA rug. That makes us green lovers, which is laudable and good. People first! The universe was made for us! So what if we eat more than we should? It's our God-given right. Forty-five million turkeys know what chop-chop really means come Thanksgiving. Screw them! We need to eat. I eat green tacos for crying out loud. I'm not a hypocrite. I separate my garbage! I love windmills! I just adopted one!

The point I'm trying to make — and maybe I'm not being very subtle about it, repeating the mother of points like a commercial advertising green tacos — is that we say we care about Pee-Pee but we put ourselves first. And that's the main problem. Always has been. Always will be. Human beings are selfish and egotistical, and as a result incredibly destructive with a pinch of self-denial, and I know it's in my DNA too. But let's at least be honest about our hypocrisy: seven billion, nine billion, a hundred billion... who gives a freaking flute?

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112 comments:

  1. Sad but true! We need to be more caring of our planet and other species!

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    1. As true as gold. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. It's not just our fault. The fact is, like when an earthquake takes place across the world, it's tough to empathize with people far, far away.

    In addition, think of all of the people who smoke or eat at McDonalds. Even a personal threat that is far away in time is often too remote for us to consider.

    So with envinronmental issues, you are MOSTLY dealing with threats against people you don't know at some future time.

    No matter how hoardcore most of us consider ourselves about caring for others, that's remote.

    So go ahead... make that McDonalds run in your Humvee and knock someone up tonight.



    (That oil company had better be paying me well for posting this comment...)

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    1. What a load of old tosh ... Ugh.

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    2. I'm not sure how your comment relates to my post about our collective hypocrisy.

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    3. I kinda both understand and NOT what Lady Iqbal is saying

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    4. Se,, now I don't understand what YOU are talking about, Dezzman.

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    5. she's saying that it is sometimes difficult for people to put themselves in the right perspective of a problem especially if they're not experiencing the consequences directly.

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    6. Thanks for clearing that one up. You're very insightful today.

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    7. or full of sumthin' else, you never know it with me...

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    8. That's because you are an enigma.

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    9. is that another word for gas? Or for refine and godly wisdom?

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    10. well wisdom often does come when you are under gas....

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  3. I'd see that movie!
    Driving a Prius doesn't help. Or a smart car. (Have you seen how tiny those things are? And why is it only big people own them? How do they get into the car?)
    There are things we do that help. Like recycling.
    And I'm afraid I don't own anything from IKEA. Epic Ninja Fail...

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    1. Hi, Alex. See that movie? We should be in it!
      The way I see it, recycling is like mopping with the tap still open. Seven billion, nine billion...

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    2. It's a start though.
      And I did my part. We have no kids.

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    3. Same here. Two kids would be okay, though. ;)

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  4. And on the other side of the equation, folks aren't having babies because they can't afford them.
    Have a great weekend, Blue.

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    1. So true. Have a great weekend, Sandra.
      It's Saturday...
      Such a fun day!

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  5. Yep, all about me me me
    Is at every human sea
    Pop them out a ton
    God given right is what is spun
    Always fall back on religion
    When ego gets hit a smidgen
    And worse than that
    The dumb people are having more kids where they are at
    Idiocracy is what will come due
    The smart people have 0 to maybe 2
    But the dumb just pop them out
    Bringing more dumb about
    Sad but true
    At least near my zoo
    But what was that?
    Can't chew the fat
    Unless it's all about me
    I'm the only one that matters you see
    Pfffft humans are dumb
    And then some

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    1. Well, look at you go
      At the blue guy show
      I knew you'd understand
      In your Kitty Cat Land
      Multiply and don't ask why
      Don't be shy
      This isn't goodbye
      I won't make you cry
      Just a bit high
      And so it all began
      When Eve jumped some man
      Well, she jumped his bones...
      And his name wasn't Jones
      Or Adam the blogger
      It wasn't some jogger
      But in the end there were seven
      Billion and one day eleven
      Fifteen and more
      Knocking at your shore
      Recycling our mistakes
      Until baby Earth breaks

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    2. The Earth won't break
      It will do a double take
      And kill off a ton
      As they scream and run
      Thinking it wasn't their fault
      Shit locked in a vault
      Nope, not me
      The earth is as mean as can be
      It did it
      Not any human shit
      One day things will hit the fan
      I just hope it's after I'm a long dead man

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    3. The Earth won't break
      Just shiver and shake
      What will it take
      "Nope, it wasn't me"
      As they scream and shout
      In the plave to be
      Whoopsie!
      Dead you say?
      No more rhymes at your bay?
      That's as depressing as hell
      Making me yell

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    4. haha made you yell
      Hopefully years away where we dwell
      But one very fine day
      The shit will hit the fan and all will be in disarray

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    5. Not at my shora
      As I'll be the King of Bora

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    6. May not be wise
      As in the middle of nowhere it lies

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  6. I adopted two so that makes me exempt :) But you are right, we are going to do what we want to do, no matter what. Can't discriminate but some are capable of having and raising more than one child without relying on the government; others will have "dozens" and think others should help take care of them. Would be nice to eliminate that mentality, but again can't discriminate.

    betty

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  7. I think the biggest issue is that many teenagers don't know how to use birth control because we send a wishy-washy message. Yes condoms exist but don't have sex because my deity told you not to.

    Then you have low-class people who think pulling out will work all the time and that birth control is too expensive. Yet that baby will cost them thousands by the time it's 18.

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    1. It all started with Adam. :p

      Wishy-washy... and then some.

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  8. 'Screw breakfast' - how exactly does one do that, Sir Randy Mandy? :)

    I've always thought people should not be allowed to have more than one kid, and even that only after they pass tough tests and parenting schools.

    But don't you worry, Randy Mandy Sir, we always have Mongo to escape to! That is if you haven't crossed Ming lately....

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    1. I'm with you Dez 100% - one child only - and that's possibly too many.

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    2. I could teach you, Dezzmeister, but you wouldn't like it :p

      I'm with Dezzz and you. Let's have breakfast. I'm buying.

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    3. yes, even one is too many for 90% of people!

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    4. Sure you do. You just did it and you'll do it again. You know you will.

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  9. Ah yes ... the human race. It never ceases to amaze me, but for all the wrong reasons. We are narcissistic, unkind and greedy, with no thought whatsoever of the consequences.

    And as for those who breed like bloody rabbits. Shame on them. Just what we need ... more thoughtless morons to add to the festering soup that we call humanity. Ugh.

    And on that note, I shall depart back to my lovely cool cave! Take care Blue :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Wendy. How's the cave?

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    2. 'tis summer over there, right?

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    3. Isn't is sweet of Wendy that she keeps stopping by, Dezzmeister?

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    4. how much are you paying her?

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    5. There's no price on Wendy Dear.

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    6. haha! I also swing by the HOLLYWOOD SPY from time to time, don't I Dezzmeister?

      And that reminds me, I haven't been paid. By either of you for that matter. Get that sorted will you ...?

      Oh, and one more thing. The cave is delightfully cool (it being the end of summer down under), and *drum roll* tis human-free. Bliss :)

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    7. I prefer to pay in compliments. Would that be an acceptable currency, you reckon? If so, how many do we owe you?

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    8. Nothing owed, good sir. Just let me swing by from time to time :)

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    9. you two are such swingers..

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    10. I know, my mouth is always dirty...

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  10. And if you dare say anyone has too many kids especially when they can't even afford one, you're an evil bitch. Humans have always felt they are better than anything else on the planet. Hell we even feel we have the right to kill perfectly healthy animals just because there is a lot of them. I mean, really? But be more careful about having kids, oh the catastrophe. Speaking from the single woman with no kids on her future schedule perspective, but still. I could see the mindset of the villain from Kingsman movie even if I did not agree with mass murder.

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    1. Yes, really. Chop chop. Thanks for this wonderful comment, Sheena-kay. Queen Sheena-kay!

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    2. 'tis melodic, isn't it, wants to be repeated, right?

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  11. The Blue Grumpster has been included in our A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that we hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2016/03/a-sunday-drive_13.html

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  12. Man is a vain insect, Blue. Unfortunately, the vanity media and social stadium is such a huge concept that people seem to have already lost sight of wholesome nurture. Will it get so bad that it will start to sicken and change or will we all become narcissistic Stepford drones? Let's keep it in the old school club, eh? Chat about it over green Margaritas.

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    1. Two Margaritas coming up! Ten more waiting in line. We don't need parents. We don't need nannies. We need iPad. Here, kid. Check out this cartoon. Daddy's gonna address his followers, okay? Good, you're deaf to my words. Just the way we parents like it.

      Hi Jules.

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    2. Ten more waiting in line. You are pure class.

      Hello there, Blue :)

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    3. Hi Jules. I'm not sticking to my new year's resolution, Jules. I work too much. What am I to do, Jules? I don't even make time to read posts. Shame on me.

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  13. Dangit! I was just thinking about getting my tubes untied and having eleven more kids. I guess not. There goes my own football team. Thanks a lot, Blue! Now I'll never get into the Super Bowl. :(

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    1. I'm sorry for ruining your life, Elsie. Have a nice Sunday ;)

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  14. There's a bit about this from comedian Doug Stanhope: https://youtu.be/QjsikRTIX28

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    1. Thanks. And you know I'm not in favor of a no-child policy. April is the magic month, right?

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  15. There aren't easy answers to this one... maybe I should say EASY SOLUTIONS to this one. The answer is easy, but the solution is not. I think stats show that more educated people are often waiting until their 30s to have kids (and then only have one or two), but sometimes none... because biology has taken over and the time has passed. Meanwhile, poor uneducated folks tend to procreate like crazy.

    We've already decided from looking at China and their one baby only policy (recently updated to two)... it was unfair and wrong. Mostly to the children who were given away because they weren't the sex the parents wanted. Meaning it didn't really deter the birth rate, just intact families. Sterilizing people is bad on its face. Who makes that call??? Asking people to use birth control hasn't worked (as evidenced by the numbers). Even the fear of getting an STD isn't slowing people down. Throwing them in gas chambers a la Hitler style is proven as a bad idea. Terrorism (of all stripes) is largely considered a bad idea by the sane people. Again, how do we determine who has the right to live and who should die in order to maintain a better population number?

    Like I said, the answer is easy. The solution is not. But, interesting stuff to think about... as always.

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    1. Robin, you're making a very good point. It's pretty much impossible to change our collective human nature. It's a problem that'll solve itself if you know what I mean. People rarely think ahead. Their own lifespan is what it's all about. Meanwhile we pretend our laptops and iPhones and tablets are so green because we don't kill trees. Well, think again.

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  16. Well, the two of us don't have kids. We're doing our part. But we're only four people! We can only do so much (by doing so little?).

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    1. Are you telling me two super cool writers - nay, creators - like yourselves can't change the world? Man... that sucks.

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  17. I'm doing my bit - no kidlets here. Best not invest in a green rug of any sort any time soon..............just in case!!!!!

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    1. Better safe than sorry haha. No green rug.... tick!

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  18. as i'm reading this post, i'm eating my breakfast and checking FB. i'm terribly selfish, Blue. on the kid front, i think, like what Robin above is saying, my time is passing.

    i was just reading an article about a woman with 7 or 8 kids who is not happy with benefit in the UK because she cant afford a bigger home for her kids so she could have her own room without sharing. i don't know what the real situation is like (the article didnt mention) but how about trying to get a job? or get the dad (no mention on him) involved ? despite all that, she is hoping to have a few more babies! these are the kind of people i don't understand.

    otherwise having babies isn't selfish. i think it's more of a selfless act. to wholly care and devote one's life to another person. i don't know if i've ever experienced that, Blue.

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    1. Thanks for this fantastic comment, Jaya J. A selfless act... really? How about something that a person wants so much they are willing to devote their life to another person? Do you see my point? I'm with Robin too. I'm not saying people shouldn't have kids, of course, but 7 billion people... that is the real problem. I think it's a problem that'll solve itself.

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    2. i see your point, it's the same thing, Blue. selfless acts come in many ways. i'm merely saying that having a kid could be a selfless act to some people.
      7 billion people, differing cultures, ways of life, school of thought. it's a puzzle that we can't hope to fix. and yet, here we are :)

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    3. Yep, here we are. I'm glad we're still here.

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  19. Don't look at me! I only have two furry, four-footed kids I adopted from the cat shelter. I haven't used my vagina as a clown car!

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    1. A clown car... I don't think I've ever heard anyone say it that way. Thanks for the indelible image. Two furry friends... Same here. Mine are called Mongo (a cat who looks like a seal with pointy ears) and Pebbles (who thinks she is an opera singer).

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  20. So how do you adopt a windmill? Is it from the windmill orphanage? Does it have it's own musical, as in Annie? I used to love that musical until I found out Daddy Warbucks was patterned after Otto Warburg, pedophile extraordinaire. But most of my icons have been shattered, smashed to bits and thereby, all my hopes and dreams gone forever. At least you have your green tacos to look forward to. Three amigos on a donkey. OMG..... I would love to see that.
    Other than that, I don't know anything about babies or vaginas. If I see either, I cross the street. Take care Blue. Your plant awaits the spring rains.

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    1. You bet it has its own musical. It's called "Too Much Windy Business". I hear it's a big hit in politicians' Lalaland. Oh I'm sure not ALL your hopes and dreams are gone forever, Manzanita.

      I know you're taking good care of that sweet little plant.

      Blue

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  21. I always thought 2 per couple (one child to replace each parent) would keep things even. But, you are right. We have television glorifying dip shits like the Duggar family, who think adding to the population is spectacular. I don't care if they can afford them on a monetary level. As a whole, I don't think the rest of us should have to foot the bill on the Earth's resources because they want to multiply. Humans will be the death of Pee. Pee. Sadly, they won't realize what they've done until it's too late.

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    1. nothing can make me angry faster than those idiotic nincompoops Duggars! They need to be sterilized! And sent to work camps instead of breeding as much as they do.

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    2. Two kids sounds good to me. Twenty... not so much.

      Dezzy, you seem to be very passionate about those nincompoops.

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    3. Of course I have. I even wrote a post about them. Years ago.

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    4. yes, I think you did, not that I'd remember.... I have a memory span of a hen

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    5. I agree, Dezzy. I honestly don't know which "reality" family I despise more. Those awful Duggers or nasty Kardashians. I think both need to stop breeding and get sterilized.

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  22. The big companies who pollute the air, water and earth are the ones that we really need to worry about. Sure we are single humans can do our part but if these big companies don't give a crack about how they are destroying the things we rely on to live...we are all doomed.

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    1. True. They pollute everything and everyone. But it's not the companies that cause the number of people to go from 7 billion to 9 billion to 11 billion. They just make everything worse.

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  23. I've actually read articles about how less people are having kids, or only having one. Though I guess that's just Europe and east/west coast America.

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    1. Well, let's see...

      World population
      1950: 2.5 billion
      1960: 3 billion
      1970: 3,7 billion
      1980: 4,5 billion
      1990: 5,3 billion
      2000: 6,1 billion
      2010: 6,9 billion
      Today: 7,4 billion.

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  24. I couldn't imagine life w/o my kids (3 grown,and the last one trying to be) but I still see it, what you're saying. People are hard on the planet even on their best days, it can't have a happy ending.

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    1. Good thing we won't be around when that happens, Rosey :)

      Wait... that's downright depressing.

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  25. WAIT! You said the Prius isn't a solution? Good thing I love myself enough to read your posts!

    Kiss-kiss, Blue-boy!

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    1. she called you a Blue-boy...

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    2. Good to know you love yourself, too. It's important. That... and M&Ms. Obviously.

      Dezz... always calls me Blue-boy. Didn't you spy penguins tell you? It beats botox, I tell ya.

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  26. Hello, Mr. Grumpster!! You are correct, we have become a very selfish society. But I do not think that it is too late...

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    1. Hey, look who's here! Good to hear from you. No, it's not too late yet.

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  27. Planet People with 6 billion
    Still counting none the wiser
    Check, do we need a direction
    Babies come so says the mother

    What are we to do on this issue
    Burning question lots of emotions
    Less sex with other things to do
    Wonder what can be other options!

    Hank

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    1. Six? How about 7.4?
      Many more knocking on your door

      World population
      1950: 2.5 billion
      1960: 3 billion
      1970: 3,7 billion
      1980: 4,5 billion
      1990: 5,3 billion
      2000: 6,1 billion
      2010: 6,9 billion
      Today: 7,4 billion

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  28. What about baby squirrels? Is that a greener solution?

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  29. So you're saying the solution is to eat more tacos and have less babies? I'm down

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    1. I'm down too. Where's my taco?

      Hi Rooth

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