Re: a new thread

From: phil osborn (
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 23:38:28 MDT

>From: Spike Jones <>>Subject: Re: a new thread
>Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 23:21:22 -0700
>phil osborn wrote:
> > (From an engineering standpoint, you probably don't want to eliminate
> > altogether. If you do, you tend to lose your immune system. Criminals
> > us aware to some degree of risk factors, much like hackers.)
>That is what happened to the Whos down in Whoville. Nice
>folks but their civil defense system needs work.
> > ...thus creating a more positive incentive to raise good kids than
> > just lowering ones insurance premiums.
>Oh no, on the contrary. We must provide incentives for parents
>to raise rotten over-indulged kids. By producing a generation of
>truly distasteful offspring, those young couples who have not
>already borne children would be discouraged from doing so, thus
>rescuing humanity from the horrifying fate predicted [and programmed
>into kids from the 60s] that the world's population would go
>Malthusian, resulting in massive starvation.
>Furthermore, self-centered unpleasant children would be less likely
>to themselves be marriageable, thereby further reducing birth rates
>and the risk of overpopulating the planet. China is experimenting
>with this technique, as has America for some time now. Who
>would have thought such an intractable problem would have such
>a simple solution? spike
I hate to admit having a sneaking admiration for this solution... ;)

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