berty

active 5 days, 6 hours ago
active 5 days, 6 hours ago
  • berty replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 5 days, 6 hours ago

    Yes – exactly the problem. However we already have mass birth control. If you’re poor, it’s very, very hard to have and keep children. It will only get more and more difficult. Removing the options for poor people (e.g. dismantling the social safety net)

    @Peter Is it hard for the poor to have and keep kids? I live in a very poor area and used…[Read more]

  • berty replied to the topic Population growth in the forum General Chat 6 days, 6 hours ago

    Half as many people would be great but how is it achieved?

    Education will only slow the population growth of educated people, the great unwashed will keep popping them out (ex brother in law has 12 kids, never worked and never will and is one of 9 kids who average 4 each)

    People won’t stand for mass birth control, who decides who breeds and…[Read more]

  • berty replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 1 week ago

    I drink a can of Diet Coke most days, at lunchtime.

    I am a fit, slim, strong and healthy size 10 at 50 (touches wood).

    I also stuff my face with bread, chips, salted butter, full-fat cheese, strong black coffee, wine and chocolate when and where I feel I need it. The rest of the time my preference is raw fruit & veg, a bit of fish or meat, a…[Read more]