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    never said it was - but I think the cultural aspect of the story bears some investigation especially since the grandmother Angela says that she was brought up in "the traditional way."
    When you are crazy, your traditional values aren't usually your biggest priority.

    I seriously doubt that "traditional Muslims" encourage, support, or feel a sense of pride in unmarried daughters who skip the betrothal and marriage thingy and opt for the husband-free, techno-conception. They are probably entirely humiliated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    When you are crazy, your traditional values aren't usually your biggest priority.

    I seriously doubt that "traditional Muslims" encourage, support, or feel a sense of pride in unmarried daughters who skip the betrothal and marriage thingy and opt for the husband-free, techno-conception. They are probably entirely humiliated.
    And since that is the way that the grandparents are reacting - I'm wondering why the cultural angel is being overlooked - well actually - given that the press leans hard left - I'm not actually wondering that hard . . . .
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    I think the Dr. that planted all the embryos along with the father should foot the bill. NOT the tax payers. We will. It's Ca. The Hosp. bill is est. 1,000,000.00 just to get them out the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    I think the Dr. that planted all the embryos along with the father should foot the bill. NOT the tax payers. We will. It's Ca. The Hosp. bill is est. 1,000,000.00 just to get them out the door.
    No I think the Tax payers of Cali should foot the bill and I hope that the cost of it is strewn all over the press. Hopefully it will make some of the asshole socialists out there wake up, clutch their pocketbooks, and realize that universal healthcare is not a right.
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    This lady lives near my mom and from what I hear, she's keeping a low-profile. At first I thought the media was being way too harsh on this mother, but when I found out that this woman was unemployed, had no money, had six other children and was trying to sell her story for 2 million a pop, I'm like, "WTF?!" Then I hear she was hoping to get "hand-outs" from companies that make baby products and become famous.

    This woman is a total nut and unfortunately it's the kids that are going to suffer. I hope authorities look into the matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    They will.
    and I hope that the press goes out of it's way to cover this and keep the story alive so that those in cali are painfully aware of what she's costing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat714 View Post
    This lady lives near my mom and from what I hear, she's keeping a low-profile. At first I thought the media was being way too harsh on this mother, but when I found out that this woman was unemployed, had no money, had six other children and was trying to sell her story for 2 million a pop, I'm like, "WTF?!" Then I hear she was hoping to get "hand-outs" from companies that make baby products and become famous.

    This woman is a total nut and unfortunately it's the kids that are going to suffer. I hope authorities look into the matter.
    Isn't their already a TV that's kind of like that where they have a dozen kids or so? I think the father was in politics at some point. It's not that much of a stretch thinking she could cash in too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    Isn't their [there] already a TV that's kind of like that where they have a dozen kids or so? I think the father was in politics at some point. It's not that much of a stretch thinking she could cash in too.
    Yes. You're thinking of the Duggar family, who are now up to 18:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    Isn't their already a TV that's kind of like that where they have a dozen kids or so? I think the father was in politics at some point. It's not that much of a stretch thinking she could cash in too.
    Yes, but I think that there is a vastly different perception between a family that has many children that they can support, and an unmarried woman who has 14 children without any obvious way to provide for them.

    The Duggers were providing for their family long before they got a TV show, and I suspect that they could continue to do so without it.

    One show that I do enjoy is Jon and Kate plus 8. A couple that had twins, then had sextuplets (6 kids). They have a show, and it is actually pretty enjoyable. However, when they talk about the fertility treatments on the show, it is very obvious that they did not intend to have 6 at time, and that they would never recommend that anybody else do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic Rose View Post
    Yes, but I think that there is a vastly different perception between a family that has many children that they can support, and an unmarried woman who has 14 children without any obvious way to provide for them.

    The Duggers were providing for their family long before they got a TV show, and I suspect that they could continue to do so without it.

    One show that I do enjoy is Jon and Kate plus 8. A couple that had twins, then had sextuplets (6 kids). They have a show, and it is actually pretty enjoyable. However, when they talk about the fertility treatments on the show, it is very obvious that they did not intend to have 6 at time, and that they would never recommend that anybody else do that.
    There is also a BIG difference between having them naturally and getting a doctor to implant 8 of them artificially.
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