Your View on the Octuplets Story

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Ms. I, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. blessedhands

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    SHe now has a website solely for donations. I know someone will donate FOR THE SAKE OF THE KIDs...but by golly wow!
     
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    They're talking about her on Dr. Phil. I switched to the Dr's show though so I can *learn* something!
     
  3. Ms. I

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    So I mentioned earlier that she said she plans to return to school for a Masters degree & they said the name of the school, which I know quite well...actually it's my 2nd semester as well as my 2nd to last semester attending there myself.

    Wouldn't it be something if she started while I was still attending there. People would probably be yelling out & calling her every name in the book. She would cause quite a stir on campus.

    Yes, I heard about her site where she's asking for donations. I guess she wants more plastic surgery (forget the kids)! :rolleyes::mad:


    Yeah, the at least 5 times uglier version.
     
  4. mmswm

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    Ouch
     
  5. Superteacher81

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    Yeah, the at least 5 times uglier version.[/QUOTE]


    LOL! I think they're both ugly so I guess it's all relative!
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    I think freaky is how I would describe her looks!
     
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    So, I heard today on the news that you lovely, nice people of CA will be footing the bill for her hospital stay and care and the care of the babies....to the tune of $1 million! :eek:
     
  8. mmswm

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    That's IT???? For 8 babies???? My youngest child's final tally was more than that (though he spent 6 months in NICU/PICU).
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    That's just the total right now, it's bound to climb much higher.
     
  10. Ms. I

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    That does it, I'm moving out of state! :p
     
  11. mmswm

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    If the rates are anything like they are here, they'll average 5-15 thousand dollars per day per baby, depending on what level they're at. From the pictures, they look like they're not critical, but not in "feed and grow" either, so they're probably somewhere near the low end of the middle. Now, that is just the NICU itself...not the doctors, specialists, pharmacy, imaging, ect.
     
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    That lady is ridiculous!!! The things she said in her interview last night were just down right absurd...nothing she said made any sense!

    I think people should have to take a test before they are allowed to have kids...that way we can weed out the crazies and unfit parents!!

    Hey...maybe that would end up making our jobs easier!!??
     
  13. Ms. I

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    The latest I'm hearing as I'm posting this:

    Her & her 6 kids are in hiding & no longer living at the mother's Whittier home because they've been getting death threats via phone calls & emails.
     
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    See, that's just sad.

    In the interview, she said she asked her children if it was OK to have more kids--hmm, twin 2-year olds who don't talk yet, a 3-year old with autism, a 5-year old with ADD...yeah, I bet they were able to voice their concerns...

    I'm mad at myself for even watching this idiot on TV.
     
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    Hmmm... death threats via comment sections on a certain donation website, perhaps??

    I wonder how long that site stays live? I'm guessing it will be down by the end of the week.
     
  16. Crzy_ArtTeacher

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    That site is glorifying a situation that is so morally wrong. I'm mad at myself for even looking at it. Part of myself wanted to leave a mean note about being selfish, etc... but I restrained. Seems like others aren't doing the same though with the death threats YIKES.

    P.S.... Happy Birthday Jem
     
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    She said on Dateline that she is living off of her student loan money and food stamps. UGH! I can't even begin to voice my opinions on this woman. My blood is boiling! I truly hope that the children are okay. Apparently 3 children have special needs and they have said that they are unsure of how many of the 8 will also have special needs of sorts.
    Also- she stated that she IS unmarried on Dateline.
    UGH! I am so ticked! Our tax dollars will raise her family!
     
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    “My doctor tells me that, since I’ve already had octuplets, my uterus is very stretchy. He thinks I could probably handle 10, maybe even a dozen babies next time. Frankly, I’m ecstatic at the idea.”

    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “How many mothers really hold their children? Nobody holds their children. I think I’m probably the first mother in the history of the world who has ever held her children. And, because I’m so good at it, God gave me 14 of them to hold. I really do think I’m answering God’s call by growing cropfuls of children. Sometimes the Word of God can be heard in the whisper of the wind, sometimes it can be heard in the babble of a brook, and sometimes, it comes to you cradled lovingly in a petri dish.”


    :(:eek::eek:
     
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    This makes me ill. How could anyone think that this lady is mentally capable of caring for 14 children? We had a staff member defend her today in the lounge. She stated that her grandmother had 12 children. So did my grandmother. She was married, had older children to help when the younger ones came, lived close to my great grandparents and great aunts and uncles. And she and my grandfather owned a farm where they raised over 80% of their food. This is not a fair comparison. My Grandmother had her head screwed on correctly.
     
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    Ummm....perhaps I should have warned the group that the link is satire?;)
     
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    oooh my favorite part is when she says that she is going to the mother of Christ! ummm....:dizzy:

     
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    If you see her picture from when she was pregnant before, and then compare it to a still frame from her interview, there is no denying she's had plastic surgery. So not only is she stupid for bringing in 8 children into this world when she already had 6 at home, she's a liar!!!!!

    And if she's trying to say she's still a virgin...well see above. You can't be married for any length of time and NOT have sex. I don't know too many men that would allow that.
     
  25. TeacherNY

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    Maybe the man was as crazy as her!! :lol:
     
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    He certainly sounds like a shady character. Sounds like his procedure doesn't work for most women, but did for her.

    Another disturbing quote from the article:

     
  28. smalltowngal

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    Isn't that the definition of welfare? :confused:
     
  29. trayums

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    That's what I thought!
     
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    I think the wineandexcrement website is satire, like the Onion - I'm not sure she's been interviewed by Diane Sawyer.

    However, I do think she is just plain nuts.
     
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    Well, I guess the media will continuously be following this family around for yrs, so we'll always keep hearing about them. :rolleyes: sigh!
     
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    I think it is a very disturbing situation. I am glad she is getting the help she needs for the sake of the children, but I wish it was possible for the children to be taken care of and for her to get what should have been coming to her. To have that many kids when you have no support system and no job is completely irresponsible, and I wish she would learn her lesson, and be a lesson to other women and to teenaged girls. Unfortunately, life doesn't always give lessons to the people who need it most. :(
     
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    Is anyone else sick of hearing about this crazy woman??? I'm tired of seeing her picture at the grocery store on the cover of all the tabloids!
     
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    And apparently she had plastic surgery to look like Angelina Jolie? Is that just a rumor?
     
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    I think the media needs to leave her the hell alone. People are threatening her, and I blame it on all the media hype. It's like a bunch of parasites have latched onto her.
     
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    A lady that I assume is the publicist was on larry King the other night. She helped the mom for free because she herself is a mom and a grandma. She quit, though, because of the threats toward her and the mom.
     
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    LOL! Tell me you've hear Brad Paisley's "Toilet Seat Song"!
     
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    i agree with the comments about being sick of hearing the stories. i wish her well and pray for her children...but lets move ON all ready!
     
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    Well, I am so glad that EVERYONE in the house puts the seat down. I have had a bird fly and land in the toilet (thankfully someone was there to rescue the bird) and also, I know that when you flush, the fesces/urine treated water sprays, what six feet into the air. And, hmmm, what's on the sink, oh just your toothbrush. ICK! Anyhoo, we all put the seats down, and we all put them up when we use them. Yup... that's how it works in our household... :cool:
     
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    My newspaper reported that her mother is 10 months behind on her mortgage and it is now in foreclosure...
     

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