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Tuesday Teeny Poll | Teeny Manolo

Tuesday Teeny Poll

Ach, my husband, who works in law enforcement and thus has shift work, had a major schedule change two weeks ago and I still haven’t adjusted to it! Pitiful, really.

62% of you feel that of course children have less freedom than we did back in the day.  Duh, Glinda.  Only 8% felt they had more, while 16% said it depended on the individual family, and 12% said location makes a big difference.

Today I’ve got a question about a mom of many who has been in the news lately.

2 Responses to “Tuesday Teeny Poll”

  1. Awesomemom April 3, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    It is simple math.

  2. La Petite Acadienne April 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Michelle Duggar is an idiot.

    Honestly, our planet would be a LOT better off if everybody just had one or two kids. Our global population growth is already outpacing our resources, especially due to the fact that population growth is exponential.

    It took until 1804 for the world population to reach one billion. It only took another 123 years to reach two billion. And it only took 33 years after that to reach three billion.

    Thereafter, the global population reached four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, six billion in 1999 and, according to a United Nations estimate, seven billion in October 2011.

    That’s terrifying. Three billion people have been added to the world’s population — just within my own lifetime. At this rate, and with this kind of exponential growth, how long will it take before we’re adding a billion people to the planet every year? And then every month? And then…every day?

    To say, “Oh, well, I have five kids, but we grow our own food and use cloth diapers” is to look no farther than your own nose.

    Think of it this way: if I have two kids, they’ll grow up, and build homes, and use water, and eat food, and travel in cars.

    The Duggars are putting 20 more people on the planet (18 net, once she and Jim Bob kick it), and those 18 people will be building homes, and using water, and eating food and traveling in cars.

    And that’s not when you even start counting how many kids THEY’LL have.

    So you can cloth diaper all you want, but unless all of the Duggar’s kids grow up and decide to live in yurts and collect rainwater, and grow their own veggies, there is NO freaking way that they’ll use fewer of the earth’s resources than my two kids.