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    11-08-2011, 12:48 PM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
I wouldn't choose to have that many kids but I would certainly not call thier decision disgusting.
The reason I find it "disgusting" is because the world is so close to being over populated (and already is in some places), how can they insure that all their childern can be successful in life? Even with the money they make off the TV show they aren't going to be able to pay for a higher education for all 20.

I know it's their decision and they can do what they want but in my opinion it seems like all they are thinking about is themselves and not the rest of the world.


Didn't the mom almost die on her 19th kid? What would happen if that happened to the 20th kid? Is dad going to just take care of all 20 kids on his own?
     
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    11-08-2011, 12:58 PM
  #12
Super Moderator
They have enough kids that the dad isn't going to be doing it on his own. Back in the day people had 10 - 14 kids all the time. I admit they have really taken it to the extreme. I read an article once where they talked about how they don't believe in debt so they pay for everything up front. They borrow nothing. That's how they have been able to afford things. They buy in bulk and they make or build what they can. They are very religious. I read that she got pregnant at a very young age. She miscarried then she made a promise that if she were given the ability to have kids she would do so until she couldn't anymore...
     
    11-08-2011, 01:01 PM
  #13
Showing
We have an aging, declining population in the US, and that's where these people live, so your argument about overpopulation is invalid.

You have no clue what their financial situation happens to be, yet you're making judgment calls about what they will or won't be able to afford for their children.

Really now, I think you're just angry because these people don't fit your particular ideal of how many children someone should have.

If you believe in population control, I hear China has a one-child-per-couple rule. Problem is, that's coming back to bite them in the keister, since their population is also aging and declining.
     
    11-08-2011, 01:52 PM
  #14
Weanling
I'm not angry by anymeans. I love discussing things like this and expressing my opinions and why I started a disscussion about it. I know back in the "olden days" it was important to have a huge family. But I thought that we have evovled since then, but that's just me.
     
    11-08-2011, 01:54 PM
  #15
Foal
They own properties and rent it out, not to mention... Can you imagine her annual tax refunds? I know the homeschool curriculum they use, (bc I use it also) is $300 a year per kid, unless you let your kids reuse them. Such as a 9 grader moves on and then the 8th grader uses the same one they used.. Which is probably what they do... They also shop at consignment shops for clothes, don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad about that, but they try to save money. I don't blame them.. They got 20 kids to put through college.
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    11-08-2011, 01:58 PM
  #16
Foal
No ones judging. But I do agree there's too many people in the world... Not saying we should not have kids or be limited... But instead of having kids, why not adopt one? They need homes... I know it's fun to have a baby etc... But Someones gotta take the orphans in...
I'm getting tired of seeing land turned into housing additions...
Really getting old... I live down south.. Everything is getting more and more urbanized. I try to stay far away from it.
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    11-08-2011, 02:18 PM
  #17
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
I read an article once where they talked about how they don't believe in debt so they pay for everything up front. They borrow nothing. That's how they have been able to afford things. They buy in bulk and they make or build what they can.
I watch it once in a while, usually more as background noise than entertainment, but they said in one episode a while ago that they don't even use credit cards to avoid debt.

They built their giant house and the buildings on their property themselves. There are also a couple large families like theirs not far away that they are family friends with and they all help each other. If I remember correctly, they decided to surprise one family and help them add onto their house. They make other household necessities themselves, like laundry soap. I think the girls make a lot of their own dresses.
     
    11-08-2011, 07:20 PM
  #18
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
We have an aging, declining population in the US, and that's where these people live, so your argument about overpopulation is invalid.

You have no clue what their financial situation happens to be, yet you're making judgment calls about what they will or won't be able to afford for their children.

Really now, I think you're just angry because these people don't fit your particular ideal of how many children someone should have.

If you believe in population control, I hear China has a one-child-per-couple rule. Problem is, that's coming back to bite them in the keister, since their population is also aging and declining.

So the US population is declining? I beg to differ.

"The U.S. Population is growing larger.
Based on the middle-series projections, the Nation's population is projected to increase to 392 million by 2050 -- more than a 50 percent increase from the 1990 population size."

Population Profile of the United States
     
    11-08-2011, 07:28 PM
  #19
Trained
Despite these large increases in the number of persons in the population, the rate of population growth, referred to as the average annual percent change,1 is projected to decrease during the next six decades by about 50 percent, from 1.10 between 1990 and 1995 to 0.54 between 2040 and 2050. The decrease in the rate of growth is predominantly due to the aging of the population and, consequently, a dramatic increase in the number of deaths. From 2030 to 2050, the United States would grow more slowly than ever before in its history.



You're both right!
     
    11-08-2011, 08:10 PM
  #20
Green Broke
From what I've seen, they are a wholesome family that raises their children to have morals. I don't find that disgusting in any way.

More power to them!
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