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    I blame the Pope

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    I blame the Pope
    There is no picture of him that I can find where he doesn't look evil.
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    So what we're saying here is "the reason poor people are so poor is there's too many of them"? Maybe we should just get rid of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legomepanda View Post
    So what we're saying here is "the reason poor people are so poor is there's too many of them"? Maybe we should just get rid of them.
    This is worth further discussion. Tell me more.

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    Maybe less of all this charity business. Stop feeding and sheltering all these people and they'd be less inclined to be poor and starving. Think of all the money we'd save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legomepanda View Post
    Maybe less of all this charity business. Stop feeding and sheltering all these people and they'd be less inclined to be poor and starving. Think of all the money we'd save.
    Feller, I thank you're on ta' sumthin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    I would say parts of Haiti would qualify. I don't know if it's 17 kids per family, but multiple kids are not uncommon in areas of extreme poverty.
    Haiti is probably as close as you're going to get. It has a high fertility rate at 3.44, but for poor countries that's fairly low. (Afghanistan's is 6.29. US, a rich country, of course is 2.1). Anyway, in Haiti in particular, infant mortality rates are high, so people try again; and there are a large number of orphans, so young women are often raped, or find themselves trading sex for food, or trapped in positions of near-slavery in which their masters impregnate them.

    As far as why Haiti is so poor, nearly two centuries of dictators working in the service of several wealthy families happy to drain the economy and crush reasonable alternatives, plus some geographical bad luck (high steep hills plus frequent hurricanes mean a lot of soil loss) has done a number on the country.

    There was some pick-up in Haiti's economy in the late 1990s, but the 2004 coup was basically designed to destroy the civil society that was growing, for worries that a left-wing government would have some success and keep the elites from continuing to loot the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    As far as why Haiti is so poor, nearly two centuries of dictators working in the service of several wealthy families happy to drain the economy and crush reasonable alternatives, plus some geographical bad luck (high steep hills plus frequent hurricanes mean a lot of soil loss) has done a number on the country.
    Nah. They're poor because the natives lack intelligence. Subjugation is just another symptom. It isn't the root cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    Nah. They're poor because the natives lack intelligence. Subjugation is just another symptom. It isn't the root cause.
    Nah, that's why you need your wife to dress you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington View Post
    Nah, that's why you need your wife to dress you.
    Only when I want to look extra sexy.

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