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By R Mutt (Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 02:44:48 AM EST) MLP (all tags)
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UK's culture of anti-natalism [:o (UK)]

Vegan lunchbox [:( BX]

Loch Ness monster was circus elephant [:o )]

Advisors narrowly reject nuclear power [:( (UK)]



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Anti-natal culture by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 02:56:19 AM EST
What? Who exactly do Guardian journalists hang around with?

Vegan lunch box. Mmmm yummy. No, really.

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Hilarious by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 02:56:48 AM EST
The Loch Ness article doesn't have pictures, so I googled for "Loch Ness elephant" to find more. No pictures, but many existing descriptions of the monster as having "elephant-like" legs or a neck "like an elephant's trunk".

I was skeptical that elephants would swim like that, but here's a pic that looks just like Nessie. This would be vfunny if true.

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anti-natalism by tps12 (4.00 / 2) #3 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 03:40:26 AM EST
As usual, it's women's fault for wanting to be defined as anything other than baby-making and -raising machines. What about men who have not stepped up to take on parenting duties as women were forced by economics to share bread-winning ones? That's a cultural change in values that would actually respond to modern reality rather than merely resenting it.

There's also a class bias to her argument. Even in the good old days when nobles celebrated the births male heirs, working families (in which women have always had to work) wondered how to deal with "one more mouth to feed." That the latter attitude is now seen in the middle class hardly constitutes a crisis.

That was a fucking good comment by bob6 (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 05:28:56 AM EST
I wouldn't have said it better.

Cheers.
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well by tps12 (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 05:32:29 AM EST
You might have written about nobles who "celebrated the births of male heirs." Ah well.

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soon England by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #9 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 02:00:55 PM EST
will be overrun by Arabs and their writhing masses of offspring!!!

I never really considered face-to-face contact a possible thing. -CRwM

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Oh God. Vegan cheese. by Gully Foyle (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 04:14:57 AM EST
Blurch! That blog brought back some nasty memories...

WIPO: It's anti-semetic by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 04:43:09 AM EST
Well, you try selling some on eBay and see how far you get.

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Gah by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 07:09:31 AM EST
Gord save us from idiot reporters attempting to explain trends based on random anecdotes.

The "Baby gap" (which is a very good thing, given our overpopulation) is pretty damn easy to explain. In agrarian societies and early industrial societies with poor child labor laws, children are either a net economic gain, or at worst a minor economic burden. In a modern industrial society, children are a huge economic burden.

If it weren't for "the baby gap" (i.e. if population gains had stayed at early twentieth century levels), the population of the US would currently be 600 million. (And presumably the UK would be 100-150 million.) That would not be fun.
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