Octuplets in California (8 would be awful)


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Postby guru » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:11 pm

The more that comes out in this story, the more disgusted I am.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090131/ap_ ... /octuplets

I REALLY want to hear what the doctor who ok'd this has to say.
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Postby Marlow » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:17 pm

DrJay wrote:Today's AP story reports that the mother lives with her parents--at age 33--and that the family has a history of bankuptcy, tax liens, and a foreclosure. No information available as to her marital status. So all likely will be on the dole. I'll substitute the word "disgusting" for wobbly (see above).


Would it be cynical of me to suggest that they are going to milk (npi) this for all it's worth: talk shows, sponsorships, book deal, TV-movie-of-the-week, etc.?
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Postby guru » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:37 pm

Marlow wrote:Would it be cynical of me to suggest that they are going to milk (npi) this for all it's worth: talk shows, sponsorships, book deal, TV-movie-of-the-week, etc.?



That might have been the plan, but she won't be able to buy a box of Pampers with the money she'll get from any corporate deals(and she will be buying those Pampers, because I don't see her getting any "insert product here" freebies for life either) .
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Postby jhc68 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:47 pm

The babies were born at Kaiser Bellflower. A huge medical team and unfathomable expense paid for by.... ?
This same hospital was involved in high profile news coverage only 3 years ago for allegedly "dumping" indigent patients with no insurance on the street in the skid row area of LA.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=6497254
Such is the ethically confusing state of American health care.
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Postby Conor Dary » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:30 am

Marlow wrote:
DrJay wrote:Today's AP story reports that the mother lives with her parents--at age 33--and that the family has a history of bankuptcy, tax liens, and a foreclosure. No information available as to her marital status. So all likely will be on the dole. I'll substitute the word "disgusting" for wobbly (see above).


Would it be cynical of me to suggest that they are going to milk (npi) this for all it's worth: talk shows, sponsorships, book deal, TV-movie-of-the-week, etc.?


Even if the economy was not the wreck it is now-how things change in 9 months-what company would want to be associated with this example of total irresponsibility.

By the way who is paying for the medical costs?
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Postby guru » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:33 am

guru wrote:
Marlow wrote:Would it be cynical of me to suggest that they are going to milk (npi) this for all it's worth: talk shows, sponsorships, book deal, TV-movie-of-the-week, etc.?



That might have been the plan, but she won't be able to buy a box of Pampers with the money she'll get from any corporate deals(and she will be buying those Pampers, because I don't see her getting any "insert product here" freebies for life either) .



http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 03,00.html


Good luck with that lol.
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Postby Conor Dary » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:59 am

guru wrote:
guru wrote:
Marlow wrote:Would it be cynical of me to suggest that they are going to milk (npi) this for all it's worth: talk shows, sponsorships, book deal, TV-movie-of-the-week, etc.?



That might have been the plan, but she won't be able to buy a box of Pampers with the money she'll get from any corporate deals(and she will be buying those Pampers, because I don't see her getting any "insert product here" freebies for life either) .



http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 03,00.html


Good luck with that lol.


Boggles the mind. The doctors involved should be in jail.
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Postby gh » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:26 am

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Postby guru » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:46 pm

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Postby Jack Slocombe » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:24 pm

Hell, she's building her own army.

No hubby, no job, no home, but she loves babies. She can lead her troops into battle.
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Postby bad hammy » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:01 pm

Head of volunteer nursing group says Octomom doesn't care about her children, and more. Octomom fires back by firing the volunteer nursing group, says they bring a negative energy to her home.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... .DTL&tsp=1
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Postby guru » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:46 pm

Went on a $1500 clothes-shopping spree for herself, and also came out today that she was, surprise, surprise, a stripper.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/25/octomom-s ... e-clothes/

http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2009/03/n ... ctomom.php
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Postby rasb » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:17 pm

guru wrote:Went on a $1500 clothes-shopping spree for herself, and also came out today that she was, surprise, surprise, a stripper.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/25/octomom-s ... e-clothes/

http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2009/03/n ... ctomom.php


With respect, guru....
I think that is a silly observation about strippers. What, are they all stupid,
immoral, unworthy? What an unhealthy stereotype that is, in my opinion.
If there were no paying clientele, there would be no strippers, obviously.
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Postby Pego » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:58 am

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Postby Brian » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:07 pm

bad hammy wrote:Head of volunteer nursing group says Octomom doesn't care about her children, and more. Octomom fires back by firing the volunteer nursing group, says they bring a negative energy to her home.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... .DTL&tsp=1



But even if she does really love kids, that's the same thing said by demented women who steal children from hospital nurseries.

Intent doesn't excuse actions.

I think the folks pointing to an unhealthy identification with Angelina Jolie are closest to hitting the mark here.
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Postby tandfman » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:06 pm

Local police have spent $4,000 in octuplet-related overtime.

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_12165110
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Postby TrackDaddy » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:37 pm

I dont understand calling her Octomom when she has 14 kids.

She doesnt get enough credit.
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Postby bad hammy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:50 pm

Octomom finally figures out: "I've screwed up my life".

http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/a1724 ... -life.html
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Postby dukehjsteve » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:46 pm

Fox regular programming= largely trash ( Maury, Jerry Springer, etc. )

Fox News: ( well, I can't say.... against GH Rules )
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Postby CookyMonzta » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:30 pm

Yeah, she screwed up, all right, but for one reason that absolutely no one has ever mentioned: She wanted a WR! What better way for her to get instant fame than to try and break the WR for a single birth to multiple infants, and have those babies survive longer than any other?

From what I've read and heard, she took fertility drugs without end! Why else would she do that if she weren't intent on doing something that would put her in the spotlight in a big way? It was all to tie or break the WR for multiple births, with all the babies surviving for at least a year. Seven was the record beforehand.

Of the women who have given birth to octuplets before Nadya Suleman, not all of their children survived beyond a month. Nadya's children are the first to survive that long and then some, but I think she was actually aiming for 9, or even 10 (which would have been a first), regardless of the possibility that she might have lost one or more of her babies. Three women each had 9, but none of the babies survived.

This is going to sound amusing, in a situation that is really no laughing matter, but if she was using fertility drugs to have at least 8 babies at once, doesn't that count as a performance-enhancing situation, which should technically disqualify her from Guinness?

And all because she wanted the WR for longest-surviving octuplets, or nonuplets. She thought a WR alone would launch her into stardom. Too bad she was hardly in a financial position to even think about having more children. And that is why she has earned nothing but ridicule. So much for the WR.
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Postby bad hammy » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:45 pm

Octomom's doc booted from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, which does not affect his ability to practice 'medicine'.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/10/19/o ... index.html
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Postby tandfman » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:21 pm

DrJay wrote:Today's AP story reports that the mother lives with her parents--at age 33--and that the family has a history of bankuptcy, tax liens, and a foreclosure.

She is apparently continuing her family tradition.

http://homes.yahoo.com/news/celebrities ... tml?page=5
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