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Every once in a while, a story catches the public's fancy that seems to spiral wayyy out of scale. We've had Natalee Halloway's mysterious disappearance. Anything to to with JonBenet Ramsey. Creepy guys named Petersen who have a penchant for killing their wives. All of these stories used to be local stories, but these days, they overtake actual news.
Currently, the big story is--no, not the economy--the lady who had octuplets after already having six little kids, all by in vitro fertilization. I'll admit, I was interested enough to post a short blurb about it when it happened, but I've stayed away since then. I make it a policy to only post stories that I personally find interesting, and this one? Eh, not so much. But it crossed into my interest threshold when it became more a story about the reaction to the story.
People apparently want to know all about it. And why not? They get to criticize the mother for having fourteen little kids with no house, no husband and no visible means of support. And she says she's in school too? Laudible, but when will she find the time? Mostly, what this story provides is the opportunity for people to rant and rave about something that doesn't really effect themselves. It's like abortion, or gay rights squabbles. It's very easy to sound off about them if you aren't in a position to have any decision made on the issue effect your life at all.
Anyway, while I find all of that interesting, the actual story leaves my typing fingers silent. So, here's a video from The Today Show to tell you all about it. Enjoy.