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ECH1969 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:41 PM
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Iran: Ahmadinejad Calls For Demographic Revolution
After two decade of policies by previous Iranian governments to contain the growth of the country's population, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on Iranians to have more children.

After the initial demographic boom, when the population doubled following Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran initiated a plan in 1988 to control the birth rate, based on a major campaign promoting the use of contraception. The country succeeded in reducing the growth rate of the population from 3.2 to 1.4 percent per year. Now however Ahmadinejad has said he would like to take u-turn in this policy.

"I don't agree with those who say that there is no need to have more than two children," said Ahmadinejad speaking to parliamentarians in Iran. He then went on to say that the government intends to reduce the number of hours women are required to work, in relation to the number of children they have.

"The West fears more than anything else, our population growth and we must defeat them in this battle," he said.

http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Polit...
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:43 PM
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1. more Propaganda for an Attack on Iran
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 01:43 PM by stepnw1f
nothing to see here... move along.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:02 PM
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4. Is *everything* this guy says a propaganda trick?
Are you saying he works for the CIA? Or is just repeating what he actually says some kind of propagnada?
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:30 PM
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6. "Is *everything* this guy says a propaganda trick?"
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 03:02 PM by stepnw1f
Huh... way to miss the point.

Let's see... Who is REALLY a threat to the US? Ummmm.... Not Iran.... for there is No proof he is making nukes for military use against the US. Yet everyday we have to read about what the Iranian leader is saying.... boooohahahahahah. Yes... get the masses all scared of another Boogeyman so der Bushler can invade another country. like he did before.

The media did the same thing right before we illegally and pre-emptively attacked Iraq with NO PROOF of Sadam having WMD's. Aren't you just a bit skeptical about all the HYPE regarding the Iranian leader? And notice HOW MUCH OF IT we see posted everyday?

I'd say we have ignorance to fear more in the US of A than the Iranian leader himself.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:12 PM
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17. the Iranian leadership is dangerous
and I for one wouldn't mind seeing them go

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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 06:27 PM
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20. And how many blown up heads of innocents, and children's bodies
smashed to pieces, and old grannies lying in the dirt in pools of blood, and parents holding the ripped apart bodies of their children, or children weeping over the ripped apart bodies of their parents, or young soldiers without limbs, or neighborhoods blown to smithereens, or poisoned water systems, or bombed electrical systems, or non-functioning hospitals, or incidents of looting, chaos, rape, tribal killings and other breakdowns of civil order, would be acceptable to you for something you "wouldn't mind" happening, this sort of half-assed, casual wish--kind of like in a video game--of "seeing them go"?

I can't stand this. YOU. HAVE. NO. RIGHT. TO. MAKE. THEM. GO. AWAY. And that same attitude--that, somehow, because we have a murderous, genocidal president--you have the right to wish another country's leaders away--is why an estimated SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE DEAD, and hundreds more maimed, tortured, sick, and living in chaos.

But you "wouldn't mind seeing them go." PLEASE think of the REAL CONSEQUENCES of that casual wish!

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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:12 PM
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9. From Italy? nt
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:48 PM
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2. They lost a HUGE number of people in the Iran/Iraq war
IIRC, it lowered the median age in Iran by about 10-20 years.

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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:32 PM
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7. They then had a HUGE baby boom after the war
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:13 AM
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13. The baby boom was in the 80s, during the war
Ahmednejid is a fan of Khomeini, who encouraged that first baby boom. The demographic drop in median wge was due to the baby boom, however. Wars don't really affect median demographics that much, since the people dying are so close to the median age anyway. In fact, in some cases war can make your median age older.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:49 PM
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3. the west fears for the overpopulation of the PLANET
its not a fucking competition (yes, i meant that double entendre), you medieval relic.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:18 AM
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14. Not Fox News! One of their talking heads made Top 10 Idjits by calling for a boom here
I forget which moron of theirs did this. But one Foxwad said we needed more white babies because of the demographic shift in the country. The fact is that one of the leading causes of war, famine, terrorism, oil depletion, urban decay, job loss, and upsurge in fundamentalism is world over population. We've always had the occasional tsunami on this planet. It's just in the last few generations that the world is so crowded that people die by the bucketload from them.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:26 PM
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5. Educated women will not listen to him.
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:55 PM
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8. great news! (for everyone but poor Iranians)
They'll overshoot their carrying capacity and will be too busy worrying about feeding their people to cause much trouble in the region.
Unless they go to war to acquire the resources they need to sustain that bloated population.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:15 PM
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10. Well, at least we know the nuts aren't all in America
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 05:15 PM by Jack Rabbit
The squirrels in Tehran must be as well fed as the ones in Washington.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:11 PM
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16. the Iranian squirrels are much better fed than the ones in Washington
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:22 PM
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11. He's a fundy.
He wants women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. He is out of luck. Iranian women are not going to give up control of how many births they have to suit him.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:22 PM
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12. This guy *is* a nutjob.
But he wasn't in ANY position of power until after Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech and the misdirection of our resources from Afghanistan to Iraq. Iran had a reform movement until Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq forced reformists into silence.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:38 PM
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15. Oh sure! Have more babies just for your
political agenda. :eyes: I hope the women just silently tell him to fuck off.
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:33 PM
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18. Interesting that the regime in 88
Was more liberal than the Catholic church regarding use of contraception.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:56 PM
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19. But he doesn't seem crazy and he speaks so well.
:sarcasm:

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