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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, I'm used to humans acting more like humans and less like rabbits.
    Just because it's not popular to have a large family anymore doesn't mean there's something inhuman about it.


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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Just because it's not popular to have a large family anymore doesn't mean there's something inhuman about it.
    I'm not saying they can't do it. I'm saying it's f'd up to have that many kids and humans don't need to do that (in fact, we're not designed to), especially given the current environment that we enjoy.
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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Just because it's not popular to have a large family anymore doesn't mean there's something inhuman about it.
    That's a good point. I believe they are fully self-supporting.

    They certainly seem to be a lightening rod for many people. I daresay, the pro-choice faction seems to be the most disturbed by the choice of this family in deciding to let nature take it's course in planning their family size.

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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm not saying they can't do it. I'm saying it's f'd up to have that many kids and humans don't need to do that (in fact, we're not designed to), especially given the current environment that we enjoy.
    How are we not designed to?

    I don't think it's wrong to have that many kids if you're able to take care of them. We need more people like them in this world.


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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    How are we not designed to?

    I don't think it's wrong to have that many kids if you're able to take care of them. We need more people like them in this world.
    I wonder what the bill for the Neonatal ICU was and who paid it?

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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I wonder what the bill for the Neonatal ICU was and who paid it?
    They have money. I can't imagine them finding it ethical or moral to get government money.


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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    They have money. I can't imagine them finding it ethical or moral to get government money.
    They pay for health insurance, which means that all insured members get to pitch in to pay for astronomical medical bills for a few.

    So, healthy, low risk taking people get to pay the bills for the risk takers, whether they smoke, overeat, or have 18 kids.

    Health insurance premiums are, in fact, a form of socialized medicine. It's managed by the insurance company for a profit, but a similar concept.

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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    That's the way insurance works. It's not a government-run program where tax payers are forced to pay for people who can't afford it. I'm sure they pay out the wazoo for insurance and one emergency out of 20 people that they're paying for can't be draining anyone else's pocket.


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    All extremely high medical bills raise the premiums for everyone. I, personally, oppose medical intervention for very low birth weight babies. I believe there should be a cutoff at some point. As technology has advanced, I think these hard choices become financially and ethically necessary.

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    Re: Duggar Baby Discharged From Hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    That's the point.

    They are a cultural phenomenon, for some reason. I can't figure out the reason people watch these reality type shows...
    Could it be because their own lives suck?
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