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Old 08-03-2007, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Little Rock, AR (AHN) - An Arkansas couple is now the proud parents of 17 children. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar just had their seventh daughter, Jennifer Danielle, and they say they may not be done yet.

The Duggars welcomed Jennifer at 10:01 a.m., Thursday, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers. Jennifer will join her siblings at their 7,000-square-foot Tontitown home.

AHN | Arkansas Couple Welcomes 17th Child | August 3, 2007 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008090052 - broken link)
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:54 AM
 
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theres gotta be some kind of a law against this
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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Default Were they featured in Discovery Health the other night?

If it's the same couple, they showed how they operate their household with all the kids (buddy system to delegate responsability among older kids, no debt, buy used, a bus for transportation, etc.).
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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I guess they took the "be fruitful and multiply verse" literally! Oh well, as long as they can take care of them, more power to them.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Ohio, but moving to El Paso, TX August/September
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I guess they took the "be fruitful and multiply verse" literally! Oh well, as long as they can take care of them, more power to them.
Yes, but they don't take care of them. The older ones in essence, become parents to the younger ones. I remember watching a snippet of the show about them, and when you're feeding that many, it's not healthy meals. They were eating crap like tater tot casserole. The older kids have to sacrifice their childhoods to take care of the younger ones. The parents are afraid of their kids being educated so they home school them to indoctrinate them (I don't have a problem with all home-schooling, but when the parents do that to intentionally keep their kids from learning anything outside their narrow world, then it's very sad for the kids). The girls are learning the only thing they are good for is popping out kids and the boys learn by example that women are second-class with no needs of their own. I feel very bad for those children.

It's too bad they can't realize it's a vagina, not a clown car.
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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I think I saw a show on DYI network about this same family building their new house, I think it took them three years, the houese they build is amazing, two fridges, two stoves, 4 washers and 4 dryers. They have a bus in the driveway.
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think I saw a show on DYI network about this same family building their new house, I think it took them three years, the houese they build is amazing, two fridges, two stoves, 4 washers and 4 dryers. They have a bus in the driveway.
Yes and the kids all had to help build it !!!
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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My first thought (i did not see the beginning of the show) was wow this couple adopted soo many children, and then, as i was watching the show i realized all the children belong to the couple, then my thought start shifting to how the h*ll can they afford to support so many kids? I wonder how much will cost them to put all the kids in college?
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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That woman must have zero bladder control at this point.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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I personally have an issue with rampant growth and environmental effects on all of us. These people are a disgrace to the planet. However, likely their litter will be childfree or have very few kids. I doubt anyone enjoys growing up in a household that could fuel two baseball teams.
I do think other people's prolific reproduction has an effect on the community at large and all of us, whether or not they can afford to take care of these kids.
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