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Milli0n by Crotale Milli0n :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 0 Tissot by Crotale Tissot :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 0 Sugary by Crotale Sugary :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 0 PreyingMantis by Crotale PreyingMantis :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 1 Conundral by Crotale Conundral :iconcrotale:Crotale 1 2 Popsiculara by Crotale Popsiculara :iconcrotale:Crotale 3 5 DaVerses by Crotale DaVerses :iconcrotale:Crotale 5 0 Junglage by Crotale Junglage :iconcrotale:Crotale 2 3 Chaoss2560 by Crotale Chaoss2560 :iconcrotale:Crotale 1 3 Whiskycreek by Crotale Whiskycreek :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 0 Finished Working BW by Crotale Finished Working BW :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 0 Makers by Crotale Makers :iconcrotale:Crotale 2 0 Labelzzz by Crotale Labelzzz :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 0 Finishedworking by Crotale Finishedworking :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 0 Snowwwwww Day by Crotale Snowwwwww Day :iconcrotale:Crotale 4 0 Uce1920 by Crotale Uce1920 :iconcrotale:Crotale 0 1


This is a millipede I snapped by Sugar Creek in Turkey Run State Park in Indiana.  The creature is maybe four inches long, so don't let this close up fool you.  He was minding his own business, so we let him go on his way after watching him crawl around.
So, in a more modern technologically and socially advanced nation, such as the United States, we have seen a steady and notable decline in birth rates.  This is mostly due to women waiting until they are older and accomplished in the workforce to marry or couple up, as it were. 

In my opinion, to each their own.  I do not wish to judge any person or couple's choice in raising a family.   But I do feel the topic is interesting enough to merit discussion.  You know, how a society that has is seeing an extended lifetime for its members also decide to not procreate in order to sustain itself.  Is it a social issue, a political issue, or is it an economic issue?  I think it to be one and all.

I have read many news stories on other advanced nation, such as Japan, where young men have less desire to couple up than the ladies.  Technology appears to be a greater fill for their "sexual" needs in some manner, and the young ladies are not necessarily complaining about that.  That country is also seeing a huge decline in birthrates, and will soon be economically unable to care for its aging older generations.

Moving back to the US, we also have your SJW types and the fierce feminists, who between the two not always separate groups play their own roles in helping to diminish the importance and part that a family plays in our society.  I'm talking about the women who say that taking on a role of spouse and mother is demeaning to their gender.  And guess what?  We now have guys doing the same damned thing, although not to the same scale in numbers.  What worries me here is not that any one individual makes this choice in his or her life, but that females make up a majority in the US and if the percentage continues to climb who hold off too long to raise families or choose to never do so, how will that affect this country in the long term?

Third world nations will continue to procreate and astronomical levels in some parts of the globe, and most of these receive aid from more advanced nation.  If the more advanced nations get to the point they cannot sustain their own, how will they provide financial and other aid to lesser developed countries?

My last question is this: if we fail to sustain ourselves, why should we care about the planet?  I do not mean to ask this as a doomsday question or to make some claim it is a binary issue; I simply wish to spawn discussion on a deeply complicated topic.

Your input is invited.  Thanks.
Just trying just the iPhone camera.  Pictured is my Tissot PR 100 sporting a Roma Alligator strap.
Just sampling some pics with my iPhone, just to see how powerful these contraptions really are.  This is a sugar container and spoon.  Note the crystallized sugar.  The texture is awesome in person.
In case you have not noticed by now, I have a resurgence of UT doodles in my gallery.  This is all due to my friends over at Epic Games announcing the return of the definitive first person shooter.  To say I am excited would be an understatement, as evidenced by my attempts to create some new branding designs and art.



United States
Current Residence: Las Vegas
Favourite genre of music: Rock n Roll
Favourite style of art: 3D
Operating System: Win XP
Wallpaper of choice: I like a variety
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: To quote or not to quote


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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Me?  A leftist?
Sly-Mk3 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016
Have your cake and eat it too Happy Birthday to you, Crotale!Have your cake and eat it too 
Enjoy the day and celebrate it well. I hope you'll be back with some pretty sweet wallpapers (or concepts) soon. :)
Crotale Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Thanks, Sly!  How have you been?
Sly-Mk3 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
All fine on my end. Following the development of UT and working on some own stuff as usual, but mostly refining my skills right now. My reply comes a bit late, it got lost in the message stack! ^^;
Crotale Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
I am glad to hear you are doing well!  I want to get back into the UT project but life is too crazy right now.
wquon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
digging some of your comments im finding in the political forums
mchapra Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I saw you on Epic Games' site.

Came by to say congrats!
Crotale Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Thanks mub! How ya doing?
mchapra Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I'm fine, I've been working on some musical nonsense and whatnot.
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