Well, the Washington Times (at least the print edition does) has a story today on the World population reaching 9.1 billion by the year 2050. (That's 8 years after Social Security collapses, for those keeping track of impending crises, and 9.1 thousand million for you British folks). This would be news, if not for the fact that these people (these people being the media in general) have been saying the same thing for at least the past 5 1/2 years. That's right. Even back in 1999 (gasp!), the U.N. (pre-expose) predicted a population of 9 billion for the world of 2050. So why is this news? I really don't know. Perhaps it's because print (even the relatively right-leaning Times), is running out of things to well... print. The only thing I got out of this article that I couldn't already have figured out/already knew, was that the population of India will apparently be greater than that of China by 2050. Then again, I probably should have seen that coming as well.
Enjoy the baba gannouj, but don't forget to share it with your 9,099,999,999 neighbors.