Mary Connor 
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Re: “Deathship Earth

As a committed conservationist I will try and get this boook. I hope that it makes the point that biodiversity is not some fancy hobby but is central to our own survival. People must realize this if it is to become the important issue it deserves to be. Above all, we will continue to spiral downwards in our "spaceship" earth, unless we stop our unsustainable population growth. But so many interests of an economic nature are bound up in this perpetual growth that it is hard to do. Only a complete U-turn will get us out of this one. On an optimistic note, a leading industrialist in Australia, Dick Smith, is sponsering a political party called Sustainable Australia. Many think that Australia is a big country - it is a big desert. Less than 6% is arable land and after only about 200 years of colonization, we have decimated our small forest areas by around 80%. We have no rivers to speak of ( Oh for a Mississippi ) and water is becoming a very contentious issue - there is simply not enough for ou current lifestyle.

Posted by Mary Connor on 08/26/2010 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Well, your article means, followed to its logical conclusion, "open borders" 1.e. that anyone can enter and live in the U.S. It would be very difficult, if not impossible to run an orderly country in those circumstances - it would definitely lead to chaos. Why is it that because one does not want illegal migration, this is considered to be racist, lacking in compassion etc. The fact that many of the illegals are Mexican is not the point. It is simply the case that they are closer and it is therefore easier for them. It is pointless to go back in history. The situation is now. Why have laws if they are ignored. If you don't like them, then work on your pollies to change them.

Posted by Mary Connor on 07/04/2010 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Trashing Arizona

I understand very well that illegal immigration is not good for any country. But surely you hav e laws? Coming into another country without due process is against the law' If you are not going to uphold the law then you may as well have open borders and if you do have open b orders the country will soon be in chaos. As usual it will be the people at the botton of the pile who will suffer most as there will be intense competition. for jobs and other resuources. This will lead to violence and if the numbers are such, the illegals will take over. As it appears they are coming from a culture that has failed them in some way ( it is not the actual country that is ot good, but the behaviour of the people -at least some of the people) they could very well set up those same conditions, albeit unconsciously that lead to the conditions they are escaping from. The best solution is to help the Mexican people in their own country. How? That would take a lot of thought and expertise.

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Posted by Mary Connor on 04/28/2010 at 10:47 PM

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