[va-richmond-general] Re: Highland County

  • From: "Bob Cole" <plmhp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 20:57:54 -0400

Here, here Mike
Bob Cole
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "C. Michael Stinson" <cms@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 7:12 PM
Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Highland County


> Could this list possibly return to being a bird reporting list and get
away
> from narrow-minded environmentalist blather, and especially the
> sanctimonious comments about the size of people's families?
>
> Is there a moderator for this list?
>
> Mike Stinson
> Dillwyn, VA
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "IE Ries" <featherchaser@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 5:23 PM
> Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Highland County
>
>
> >   Jeanette,
> >
> >   That's always been my position:  people who insist on having more than
> one
> > child, THAT is being selfish, and not the choice to have none, have only
> > one, or to adopt, or whatever.  As I was telling another list member the
> > other day, nothing irritates me more than when someone pays lip service
> > about the need for responsible human population management, but then
> > IMMEDIATELY follows it up with, "Oh but people will never go along with
> > that."  Too bad, as humans are going to learn the lesson the hard way if
> > they don't do it willingly now, today.
> >
> >   So, I applaud those like you who respect and encourage the truly
> selfless
> > position, promoting and defending it - you're an asset to the planet!
> >
> >   Regards,
> >
> >   Irene in Southside
> >
> >
> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >   From: "Peters, Jeanette" <jeanette.peters@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >   To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >   Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:07 PM
> >   Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Highland County
> >
> >
> >   I hope that we are, however slowly, growing out of the "Thou Shalt
> >   Breed" mentality. There is still a lot of pressure --especially on
> >   women-- to have kids or more than one kid, regardless of our personal
> >   inclinations. It takes a strong person who knows her own mind to stand
> >   up against the societal messages that say we are made whole only by
> >   having a baby (or two, or three, or...). If we want to see rational
> >   population maintenance, the first step is validating lifestyles that
> >   include one or no children, at least of the biological variety.
Instead
> >   of condemning the child-free or parents of one child as "selfish," we
as
> >   a society need to start accepting --and dare I day, thanking-- people
> >   who make these decisions. They make everyone else's lives richer in
the
> >   long-term (better student/teacher ratios, less traffic congestion),
and
> >   leave more habitat for our non-human neighbors.
> >
> >   Best regards,
> >   Jeanette Peters
> >
> >   -----Original Message-----
> >   From: va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   [mailto:va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim
> >   Blowers
> >   Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 9:51 PM
> >   To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Highland County
> >
> >   Indeed, population growth is the biggest one of them all, underlying
all
> >   the others. If population continues without stop to increase
> >   exponentially, NO resource is renewable, not wind or solar or anything
> >   else, for eventually we will demand more out of it than it will give.
> >
> >   Jim Blowers
> >
> >   -----Original Message-----
> >   From: va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   [mailto:va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> >   vtsec11@xxxxxxxx
> >   Sent: Tuesday, 2005 May 31 21:42
> >   To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   Cc: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Highland County
> >
> >
> >
> >   Right on Irene! Well said.  Until we pull our heads out of the sand to
> >   tackle human population problems and our short term, money is
everything
> >   attitudes.....we will continue to be in free fall. Greg Moser You are
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