The point isn't that we're not the worst of the worst, but that a) people don't know how to read articles critically enough and just jump at the headlines, and b) we have to stop making this so dire. As it's been pointed out, we aren't a hell hole and most of us aren't at real risk, especially if you exercise a modicum of caution.
Originally Posted by Sharkfood
But, what would you do to "improve"?
Incentivize birth control until some (too many?) of the people having children are older and more mature?
Incentivize abortions to control some of the growing population of the most at-risk? (In case you've forgotten, and some never knew, the origins of Planned Parenthood were found on Margaret Sanger's belief in the use of Eugenics.)
Put some onto ships at sea and sail them around the world until they all off one another?
We've been doing certain things, like dumping lots of money into education, for many, many years with little appreciable results to show for this.
Are some more of you going to intervene when you see a mother with several children, on the bus or on the sidewalk, yelling MFer at a small child or three because they aren't doing something the "parent" wants?
Enlighten the rest of us...thanks.
I am not the Jackass Whisperer.