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December 23rd, 2012
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  1. Philip

    Why are you focusing on me? Was it something I said? Take-issue with my words, not with some person you assume. Reliable source:CNN news? CNN reported Americans wasting 40% of their foods. 25% of our water is wasted processing food we will throw away.
    America nor Israel, nor the pope for that matter, have any business associating themselves with Jesus Christ a man reported to be not like them. (or in the case of jew v christian, Jesus never was according to jew)

    December 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  2. A Shrubbery

    SSRI's. BOY se.xual abuse. Flying saucers. Obesity. Yep, the plethora of insanity that stems from Philip's brain is insurmountable. Next, his theory of the Sandy Hook shooter and the Auroa shooter being payback for their father's testifying before Congress in the Libor bank scandel. The insanity circle is complete. You ain't seen nothing yet, folks!

    December 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  3. Philip

    Even Florida aligators have ED now, *Reality.
    Gender confusion. GID accounts for lower fertility rates. It's caused by estrogens that find their way into the worlds waterways and confuse developing young ones.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • Reality

      Please cite reliable references that support your statement that alligators now have ED.

      December 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  4. Philip

    @Really. 80% of what Wal-Mart sells US was made in China, as was the pillution required to make US stuff also made in China.
    Imagine if all our stuff was made in America along with the pollution produced while making what we consume. We would all have to wear gas masks. (scale of what we Americans do to this earth)
    If you have not learned that the US causes 1/3 of the world's pollution while only being 4% of the world's people, change teachers. 🙂 Because it's true.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  5. Philip

    What are you talking about? I'm ALL FOR bannishing organized religions. Sheesh!

    December 24, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  6. Philip

    Young men will always do stupid things. Even in a perfect society, children would do stupid things and need corrected.
    In our society, people began not-correcting their kids (baby boomers) and now those kids are all growed-up and pumping-out little monsters of their own. (ritilin kids, etc more-modern SSRI antidepressants)

    December 24, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  7. Chester

    Philip is a twit.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  8. Philip

    Foolishness is tied up in the heart of every young man. So, your theory is flawed, WASP.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • Really??

      Your posts are without merit, and you are calling out other people. Go away troll.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • === o ===

      "Foolishness is tied up in the heart of every young man"

      Oh look, it's the dropout from the Evangelical Fortune Cookie Co writer's boot camp.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  9. Philip

    Even today, trash dumped by NYC years ago still washes-up on Africa's shores. There is actually a ball of trash floating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and it's as Big as Texas. Guess who did that.
    Americans are the blight on humanity. The US "Christian God" your leaders ALL profess is NOT the God found described in the bible. And why would you vote for a man who believed in such a horsepucky HELLfire? Are you nutz?

    December 24, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Moby Schtick

      Well that explains a lot. Philip, you're a d!ck, and nobody is going to take your posts seriously. You've managed to alienate yourself and make your points meaningless with your behavior. Congrats.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • Really??

      Religion is the blight of humanity. Religious fools such as yourself keep fueling that fire.
      you have made a bunch of claims once again....where is your evidence so that I may examine it. As far as I remember, US is a poluter but so is every other nation, and the worst offenders are the russian, and china peoples. Where is your evidence troll?

      December 24, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  10. WASP

    @philip: if you require an "all seeing invisible sky daddy" to be a good person then you have serious issues and should refrain from owning a gun.
    1) when it finally dons on you that there is no god i will be reading about your rampage through your quiet community.
    2) if you require a punishment/ reward system to know how to be a good person then you are no different than a 3 year old..............well mentally.
    3) the earth per land mass isn't over populated,one major problem however is the fact that not all land can be cultivated for farming. i.e. deserts, tundra and so forth.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  11. Philip

    @Really. Nature provides plenty of food and water. The problem is greedy people eat most of the food and pollute most of the water.
    Technology has not solved these problems. We still have no-way of filtering-out from our drinking water urinated estrogens and pharmaceuticals known to cause gender confusion. Poor people of the world have no access to health insurance pharmaceuticals, and so they didn't do it. (cause world fish populations to dwindle)

    December 24, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • Really??

      Now I know you are just putting out bait . You have no valid opinions, yet you post and post and post.
      I advise you shut off your computer and go outside and play. Run along little troll...

      December 24, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  12. Chester

    Article is pretty much a dupe, just like religious folk.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  13. Philip

    The size of the earth's surface fluctuates, and therefor is not a definite.
    As mankind began "pumping" billions of tons of waste into the atmoshpere, shade formed over the earth's waters and it began taking water longer and longer to evaporate, which not only caused violent regional weather extremes, allowed the earth's surface to expand ever-so-slightly. Just enough to unleash extra earthquakes.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • WASP

      @philip: i can only reply to that ignorance with the appropriate term...................... TROLL.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • Moby Schtick

      Don't be an azzhat, Philip, the size of the earth is definite enough to answer any practical questions, as you understand when providing your own ideas about pollution and such.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • mama k

      I think it's pretty obvious I was speaking about diminishing quality of life as the population continues to explode.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Philip", but you have reached the limit for the number of unfounded assertions for the month of December. For the benefit of all mankind, please refrain from further posts until January, 2013. Thank you, "Philip".

      December 24, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  14. mama k

    Philip, what brand of "God" would you have everyone drop what they have and adopt? (Or adopt if they don't already subscribe to one?) Too much egg not early in the day, dear?

    December 24, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • mama k

      (too early in the day)

      December 24, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • mama k

      ( and egg nog – I'm obviously still trying to get coffee'd up. lol )

      December 24, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • mama k

      Because, you're talking about dropping flags and borders and religion, yet you obviously want your particular God in the picture. What kind of plan do you have to implement all of that, Philip?

      December 24, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  15. Philip

    Child abuse epidemic.
    80% of all abused children were abused by a family member, NOT a school shooter.
    Don't ban guns. Ban people who are addicted to pharmaceuticals from going anywhere near a gun.
    And for every child shot, 500 go missing and are never seen again.
    I call for mandantory forensic examinations of ALL US homes and places where children gather. And the installing of DOGS, not policemen, wherever kids gather. Sniffer dogs can easily detect the ultra-unique scent of child fluids on a mans hands, for example.
    Just have a sniffer dog in front of your church and see who doesn't show up, for example.

    December 24, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • Really??

      Show links for your data...it conflicts with everything I have pulled up.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  16. Philip

    @mama k. The earth is NOT overpopulated, so your theory is flawed.
    Currently, the earth produces about 4 times more food than is needed to sustain humanity. There is a problem with distribution. 1/3 of the world's food goes to a particular nation suffering from debt and obesity. And according to CNN reports, waste 40% of their food.

    December 24, 2012 at 10:55 am |
    • mama k

      Is the size of the earth's surface infinite?

      December 24, 2012 at 11:03 am |
    • Really??

      Phillip
      The world is overpopulated with humans. The food is just one issue. Yes we could grow enough food for the world, but the logistics have proven to be a barrier. Secondly you have the problem of water conservation, infringing too much on natural land, and many other problems that show nature is not able to deal with our population being as high as it is, and cannot handle this population growth at this rate. It is unsustainable. You clearly do not understand the effects we have on our world. Mamak's point is valid and throwing it out because of ONE factor is rediculous.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • Moby Schtick

      There's no hard number at which the earth is overpopulated. Some experts in the field say our numbers are currently double what the earth can sustain over a long period. When the oil supply dwindles away, and fertilizer production drops accordingly, we'll have a better view of the problem. I doubt it will be very pretty.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • Reality

      From the CIA Worldfacts Book:

      The total fertility rate (TFR), sometimes also called the fertility rate, period total fertility rate (PTFR) or total period fertility rate (TPFR) of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if
      1.she were to experience the exact current age-specific fertility rates (ASFRs) through her lifetime, and
      2.she were to survive from birth through the end of her reproductive life.[1]"

      World historical TFR (1950–2015)
      UN, medium variant, 2010 rev.[2]

      Years TFR
      1950–1955 4.95
      1955–1960 4.89
      1960–1965 4.91
      1965–1970 4.85
      1970–1975 4.45
      1975–1980 3.84
      1980–1985 3.59
      1985–1990 3.39
      1990–1995 3.04
      1995–2000 2.79
      2000–2005 2.62
      2005–2010 2.52
      2010–2015 2.36

      TFR Europe, 1.59 (2009)

      TFR USA, 1.894 (2011)

      TFR, most of Africa, 4-6 (2012)

      December 24, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  17. Philip

    If your hope for the future is in the hands of democracy, then your hoped-for future has zero national borders, and democracy has been spread throughout the earth. The world MUST be a democracy for your hope of peace to be realized.
    But really, most of US just want US to live-ubder a democracy. And 1/2 of US want to live *off-of* that democracy and so vote for the man that allows it.
    The thought of the world's most popular man becoming the leader of a truly free world scares you. Surely it wouldn't be Bush or Sharon or Obama.

    December 24, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  18. Philip

    Getting rid of people's attatchment to organized religions won't be that difficult. Simply make their filthy rich leaders pay back taxes owed on church profit, and stop allowing religious leaders to keep child molestors secret from the police. Churches are child molesters fav place to hide.
    But getting a world to unite is another animal. Something BIG would have to happen to get people to drop their flags and finally unite as one democracy.

    December 24, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  19. Philip

    As long as there are religions and national boundaries keeping people seperated, there will always be wars.
    If your hope for the future includes peace throughout the world, then your future has no organized religions or national borders keeping it from happening.
    How to get people to drop their flags? Hmmm. Maybe learn lesson of 9/11. Scared people drop stuff.

    December 24, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  20. Philip

    If there is no God, what genuine hope for the future could you possibly have?
    That manmade oddball flying aircraft might invade Earth, and scare everyone into dropping their national flags and becoming united as a world family vs. "Terrorists from Outter Space"?
    What is your hope for your grandchildren? And what do you base this hope of yours on?

    December 24, 2012 at 10:32 am |
    • tallulah13

      They would have the same hope as they have now. But if people stopped believing in the empty promise of a paradisaical life after death, then maybe they would concern themselves with sustaining this one planet we do have, and making the one life we get better for all.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • Chester

      News for ya Philbo: it doesn't make the situation any better to invent a sky fairy to make things look better. Stuff your arguments from ignorance up yours too, already.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:14 am |
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