Declining Birth Rates

Declining Birth RatesCanada's birth rate has been declining steadily for years now. Statistics Canada says the fertility rate is now less than 1.5 children per woman aged 15 to 49. That number was about 4 in 1960.

There are many theories as to why we're having less children now than ever, but the most obvious theory is continuously overlooked. When I reveal this reason, you'll find it most obvious, but you won't read about it in the Statistics Canada reports or in the mainstream media. We're producing less children because of the television remote control.

Back in the day, people had to get up out of their seat to manually change the channel on the television itself. If they wanted to lower the volume, change the channel or even turn the tv off or on, they couldn't to this without a visit to the boob tube. Believe it or not, this is 100% true. There was no remote control. As a result, people had children to accomplish this task for them. If you wanted the channel changed, you could order little Billy or Sally to do it while you sat comfortably in your chair. People had more than one child to better the odds of one of them being around to do this. Children were a parent's remote control.

Today, with a converter readily available, children are become obsolete. As a result, we're producing less and less of them. Statistics Canada are really missing the boat on this one. I think it's rather obvious.

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Mike Hunt

Thats f-ing retarded! How stupid can u be. Like WTF?

January 15, 2008 @ 4:25 PM

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