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Old 11-06-2008, 10:11 PM   #256
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Please watch the show and reply back with which one you could eliminate. Honestly. Sorry to hijack, but this was out of line, and needed to be squashed. JK did not intend on having this many children, GOD gave them this many!! As the daughter of a 14-year old, unmarried pregnant girl back in 1972 (legal RvW), I count my blessings for being alive, and will not even begin a debate on abortion, because I will never stop. Just please, watch the show a few times, and think about it really hard. Life is precious, how can we treat it like it is nothing?

As for Kate, I think she is brilliant. Rather than selectively killing a child or 2, she accepted GOD's gift for her and Jon. I am sure when JK prayed for GOD's will, and asked for his provision, they couldn't have possibly imagined the BLESSINGS they are getting now

I know from all of my budgeting for this crazily addictive little mouse, there is no way they could do it for their children without this show. All of the other things they get to experience with their children would never happen without it. My hat is off to all of the parents of large multiples. I have a hard enough time clothing, feeding, and entertaining (DISNEY) 2 kids, well 3 including myself! I think the product placement/kickbacks are way better than watching commercials. The products are shown in use over a longer period of time. I love watching the kids get their coats, and seeing all the different colors. In the real world, which girl would get the new coat, cause somebody's getting the twins hand me downs. I can bet they are giving all the old clothes/toys to charity, and not wasting their time with yard sales.

Whenever I hear someone complain about exploitation, I do wonder if it is a little true. Then, I think of a life at home with 8 kids
I would feel sad knowing they didn't get to experience mickey... But, wait, I'm 35 and haven't been to Hawaii yet I can't imagine saving up to take 8 kids. I think as long as the kids want to do it, they should stay on. My kids and I love the show, and it is a much better alternative than anything else they are putting on these days, besides Disney channel, of course.
No, "god" didn't give them this many kids, a medical procedure did, and another medical procedure could have reduced the number of fetuses, that is FACT, not personal belief. Good grief.

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:14 PM   #257
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Thank you for that! I totally agree. I don't think anyone sets out to have that many children. I experienced infertility issues, and easily could have ended up with 2 or 3 on the drug I was taking. However, God chose to bless me with just one. When you are undergoing infertility issues, you yearn for just one child. If God chooses to give you more than one, you accept that as a blessing as well.
Back on the Medicaid thing. . . J & K worked jobs and paid taxes before this all started. My question to those blasting them is. . . what if you found yourself in a medical situation after working and paying taxes. Isn't that what the system is for? I don't for one minute condemn them for allowing their children to get the same medical care for the same cost as many people who've never worked and paid into the system.



Ok, this is going to get into a religious debate, and I don't think that is necessary. However, I KNOW that God gave me my children and I believe he knows every child, embryo, fetus, whatever before they are even born and loves them. Yes, science did help, but God made it possible.
Why not? Just because someone(s) think that "god" did this, when those of us use science and fact?

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:15 PM   #258
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Yes, we can agree to disagree. I respect your beliefs, but I KNOW that God did not give me my children.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #259
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So with eight kids to provide for, save for college, weddings, health issues-all on one income, in a failing economy with a house you are rapidly outgrowing you wouldn't take the extra check from J&J or Fisher Price? I would so I could sleep at night. Its not like they are promoting global warming or alcohol.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:35 AM   #260
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in a failing economy with a house you are rapidly outgrowing you wouldn't take the extra check from J&J or Fisher Price? I would so I could sleep at night.
It's one thing to take the check because you are in dire needs. It is another to sell out your kids. Historically, child stars do not look fondly on their childhoods and have problems as adults. And I believe these kids are now child stars. I couldn't sleep at night thinking about that.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:53 AM   #261
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I feel like I am stepping on a fire ant nest on PURPOSE here, but I just must say... I've been following this thread from the beginning because I was hoping it WOULD'T go the way that the J&K thread went over on the Community Board... but it did and I should not be surprised.

I just have to say this...... to all of you who are overly critical of J&K, who claim that they "hate" the show and/or they "hate" what J&K are doing to their kids, I have news for you. Your TV remote control has a button marked "OFF". When you come to a show that offends you or that you disagree with you can push that button and that offensive show disappears. Isn't that great technology??? Why would you waste your time and energy watching a show by/about people you don't like and then come over here and spend your time and energy bashing those same people???? I just don't get it. The OP was just questioning some budget choices that J&K may have. Now we are getting into a whole theological discussion about where babies come from, who has the right to "make" them, who has the right to decide how many, etc. WAAAAAY off topic.

There is another show on TLC about a family that I watched for a season or two. When I decided that I no longer cared for how they were raising their children and that I disagreed with choices they made, I STOPPED WATCHING! Easy peasy, lemon squeezie! Now I don't waste my time and electricity watching a show that I don't like and I don't waste my time on the DIS bashing them.

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Your TV remote control has a button marked "OFF". When you come to a show that offends you or that you disagree with you can push that button and that offensive show disappears. Isn't that great technology???
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I just have to say this...... to all of you who are overly critical of J&K, who claim that they "hate" the show and/or they "hate" what J&K are doing to their kids, I have news for you. Your TV remote control has a button marked "OFF". When you come to a show that offends you or that you disagree with you can push that button and that offensive show disappears. Isn't that great technology??? Why would you waste your time and energy watching a show by/about people you don't like and then come over here and spend your time and energy bashing those same people???? I just don't get it.
It's entertaining, maybe even more so if you disagree with their parenting, etc. I also find the whole fame-seeker phenomenom amazing. I wouldn't want to watch a show with a family like mine where the parenting is perfect . It would be boring.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:25 AM   #264
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It's entertaining, maybe even more so if you disagree with their parenting, etc. I also find the whole fame-seeker phenomenom amazing. I wouldn't want to watch a show with a family like mine where the parenting is perfect . It would be boring.
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I live in the UK and have just watch my first episode of Jon & Kate. This was the one where she is talking about budgeting and Christmas.....the one where she treats Jon like he is one of the kids in Toys r us....How dos he put up with her, she talked to him really bad at one point I thought she had forgot that he was her husband and that he was the family pet instead!
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:44 PM   #266
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So with eight kids to provide for, save for college, weddings, health issues-all on one income, in a failing economy with a house you are rapidly outgrowing you wouldn't take the extra check from J&J or Fisher Price? I would so I could sleep at night. Its not like they are promoting global warming or alcohol.
It would be one thing this this were the truth about J&K. They are making in the millions per year now, going on free trips, having a house built for free, etc. People are still buying that they are a struggling family, and they are not!

I am not against the offers they receive, but at some point Kate should act more grateful...this is what I do not see. She just rubs me the wrong way.
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It would be one thing this this were the truth about J&K. They are making in the millions per year now, going on free trips, having a house built for free, etc. People are still buying that they are a struggling family, and they are not!
I don't think of them as struggling, I think of them as smart. Having a budget, no matter what their income is smart. And who knows how long their money train will be rolling in. They do have 8 kids to provide for, over the next 18+ years, and that includes college. And where did you get this information that they are having a home built for them for free? Plus, they have only had their series for a year and a half. I don't think they have as much money as people think they do.
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I don't think of them as struggling, I think of them as smart. Having a budget, no matter what their income is smart. And who knows how long their money train will be rolling in. They do have 8 kids to provide for, over the next 18+ years, and that includes college. And where did you get this information that they are having a home built for them for free? Plus, they have only had their series for a year and a half. I don't think they have as much money as people think they do.
I agree with you. I just wanted to post that they are in their 3rd season I believe. I'm not sure how long it has been on, but I know they have done 3 seasons.
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Has anyone seen a picture of their new house?
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The house in North Carolina with the pool that someone mentioned was a beach house they stayed at for a couple of weeks while down there. I've not heard anywhere on the show they actually have bought one, just that they are looking at property.
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