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Date: 02/06/09 12:02 PM

55 Responses to Nadya `Octo-Mom` Suleman Gives First Interview

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2009 at 10:28 am
    Link: Nadya `Octo-Mom` Suleman Gives First Interview - NBC News sits down with single California mom that just had 8 babies. Listen to her rationalizing everything.
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    max5121 Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    without the media she would be screwed.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    Her plan doesn`t sound solid at ALL...and *expecting* her friends and family and even church to help her like that is incredibly immature.

    But as long as she doesn`t end up a Welfare Queen, I guess I don`t care. Poor kids.

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    February 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    not really. but i have a few questions:

    how does having more children help motivate you more?

    if she had a dysfunctional childhood why does she live with her parents?

    she said she wanted 7, so why, after 6 children, she implants 6 more embryos?

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    mxchick617 Female 18-29
    340 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    agree with you habbazoot...things just don`t add up. I believe this is all to be in the public eye and get money from it cause that is what she needs.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Without this story and the hudson river plane story, I feel like the media would be bankrupt.
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    quiknas Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    she`s got some killer dsl`s
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    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    All those kids should be taken away from her. Living off other people`s sympathy and pity (not to mention money) should be a jailable offense. Besides, how can anyone possibly take care of 14 children (food, shelter, clothing, mental,emotional support)? It doesn`t make sense.
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    quiknas Male 18-29
    451 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    i wonder what she will drive now when she wants to go somewhere with the kids? a short bus?
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    mystyocean Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    What happens if her children get sick, or even worse, DIE? She won`t have the funds to treat them at the hospital or give them a proper burial.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    Ok, 5 pregnancies leading to 6 kids, then the final one led to 8 more. That`s fair enough for a surprise. Predictable, but not expected.

    I know all you kids are doing the "Omg moar than 2!!!!!!!!", but when your grandmas were alive 5 was normal. Colbert was one of seven. Out of all my great grandparents (Italian, English, Iranian, Arab, they had 14, 9, 15, and 10, my grandma also had 9, no financial support other than my grandpa who owned a store. Her 9 kids now include 2 CEOs, 2 Upper Management, 1 Banker, 1 Computer Programmer, 1 Aircraft engineer, and 1 politician).

    She seems like she`s going to actually care for the kids. She`s not on welfare. The father is not "out of the picture". She`s not bankrupt. The 8 kids wasn`t a sure thing.

    And now no doubt many are back here after being wrong about pretty much every detail, to rationalize why you were right anyway. At least reevaluate for a drating second.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    She implanted 6, then got 1.
    She then implanted 6, and got 1.
    She then implanted 6, and got 2.
    She then implanted 6, and got 1.
    She then implanted 6, and got 1.
    She then implanted 6, and got 8.

    This is not counting failures. That`s why she implanted 6 to get 7. The idea that she should have been expecting to get 8 is silly, but she still shouldn`t have been taking that risk.

    It seemed like each embryo only had a 1/5 chance of working, making the odds of 8 less than 1 in 3000. (You are more likely to have twins after a condom fails. Almost 10 times more likely in fact, is it still completely your fault for being unprepared?)

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    quack_stud Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    I think the funny part is that she`s studying counselling... *ahem*....
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    Great the world dosen`t need more people and this ladies gonna use this to sponge off society. Get a clue you privates aren`t a clown car!!
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    P.S. I saw that Chaitanya. ;)
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    PPS Octomom sounds like a superhero, with her sidekick squidboy! (Interestingly, between them they have enough arms for all kids and still get to keep a pair each!)
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    WakeToWood Male 30-39
    183 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    Unconventional lifestyle? "It wasnt my choice, but it just ended up that way." The men in her life had choices, but her poor children didnt.
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    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    She`s a selfish woman.
  19. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    However, I do actually have a complaint....

    Pro-life or Pro-choice, this woman has a problem from both sides.
    If she believes the typical Pro-Life argument (which is fine), that life begins at conception. She is effectively setting up 4/5ths of her children to die.

    If she doesn`t, then why not remove several after the fertility treatment shows 8 results?

    Either case shows her to be irresponsible except in the circumstance where she has a specific cut-off point(Quasi-independant heartbeat?) that falls after they can tell if it has worked.

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    Baalthazaq, the problem isn`t that she has 14 kids. Big deal. My grandmother and grandfather come from families of 11 and 9 respectively.

    The problem is that she currently has NO idea how to get through the next year until she gets her degree. She`s planning on mooching off people`s sympathy. That`s where her story is different than my great-grandparents`. They had a small clue on how they were going to support their kids.

    I don`t care if the trends predicted only 1 embryo would survive. You gotta be prepared for all 6 surviving. That`s just plain and simple common sense.

  21. Profile photo of habbazoot
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    baal, thanks for clearing that question up. mis interpreted words

    but why have 7? isnt 6 fine?
    and im 1 of 5, so that argument doesnt work against me

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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    OH MY GOD! She looks just like me!!!
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    If she doesn`t want money, why did she ask for 2 million for interviews?
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    quaintness Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    She couldn`t have done this...later?
  25. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    Yellow, further reading suggests that
    1) Her family declared bankruptcy, she did not.
    2) Her family are still well off, if not rich enough to have been prepared for 8.
    3) Whilst they defaulted on one home loan due to falling house prices, they still have 2 remaining houses. This would seem to be the smaller of the two according to the grandfather.

    With a fair collection of assets they may have been entitled to chapter 11 bankruptcy, especially if they own the business (I.e. they restructure their debt, they don`t sell their assets), instead of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

    Again, I posit to you that it was more likely that you could have twins from a failed condom, than 8 from 6 embryos at her success rate.

    Would you have this "irresponsibility" lecture for the couple unprepared for the twins?

  26. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Let me put it another way.
    Do you think everyone who has *protected* sex makes sure they have ~$40`000, "just in case" of the twins scenario?

    Are they being unreasonable?

    (Also, she may have been prepared for all 6 surviving, all we know is she was not prepared for two of them to turn into twins).

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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    I respect the fact that she had the courage to be a single-mother in a society where that is frowned upon. However, I completely disrespect her for not thinking enough ahead of time to know how she was going to support these children. The fact that she has no money to support them and she knew she didn`t and she knew what she was getting herself into makes her selfish.
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
    928 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    I don`t think anyone should give birth to more than two kids (they could adopt more than two, though). The current rate of population growth will probably be unsustainable in the next 50 years. What she`s doing is selfish even if she can afford it.
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    ldsmaverick7 Male 18-29
    16 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    A lot of girls seem to get baby hungry to desire something to love and cuddle. 14 little things to cuddle is a bit extreme, and I`ll be really interested to see what happens when the 8 start teething at the same time. If she were my sister, expecting me to help her, I`d help her with the first six, but then I`d make her get fixed.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    This is getting dangerously socialistic.. If not communist. I hear "This is unreasonable" from the same sort of people that want no regulation of abortion and sex education in kindergarten.

    Was she being irresponsible ? Yes, But it`s her life and right to do so.

    How many people have the $250,000 in the bank to be able to care for one child till they are an adult ? Does this mean that only rich people should be allowed to have children ? And does anyone realize how draconian a regulation limiting having children would be ?

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    aust4beer Male 30-39
    196 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    If she`s getting help from her family, they should make her tie her tubes. And if she goes on welfare we should be able to sue the fertility doctor for allowing this. He can help pay for those kids. Some people have to be protected from themselves.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    "I love my children unconditionally"

    Yeahh let`s see how well THAT holds up if even one of her kids are gay. e_e

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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Yeah, lady, being with them and accepting and loving them is really going to keep them alive...
    Her pretentious attitude is f-cking irritating as well.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    I can`t help but feel that if we investigated and peaked into every mother`s life with her children like this we would reach the same conclusion. You can`t judge if all you hear goes through the media filter. It`s like saying you hate Miley Cyrus. Really? You don`t know her. You probably just hate her music, not her.

    We can all pick apart why psychologically she`s doing what she`s doing and what`s wrong with it, but can`t we do that to anyone?

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    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    I bet her vajay jay has turned into a DOOR.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    Mabie if she didn`t go to the friggan media about it she wouldn`t get any death threats. What sick scum would do that?. Its her choice if she wants that many kids. Not a smart choice, but its her choice to make.
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    pomunium Female 13-17
    77 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    jesus, lady.
    get a cat.
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    Mordatorium Male 13-17
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    February 6, 2009 at 5:37 pm
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    I can`t imagine having that many kids. Hell, I can`t even imagine having one.

    It`s good that she loves them, but what happens if they end up homeless because she can`t pay the bills?

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    astridhaze Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I love how everyone`s attributing depression and being an only child as `contributing factors` to her wanting so many children.

    She`ll soon figure out having 14 kids is not a way to fill a void in your life. That`s what boozing is for, and then we`re gonna have a whole other slew of problems.

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    cheyobi Female 18-29
    85 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    They will all want to eat at the same time. All need to be changed at roughly the same time. How will she manage? When she means she`s giving the children herself, she means that she`s going to get rich enough by having them to hire full-time help. Then she`ll hold them for 45 minutes each a day.
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    someone should fix her. seriously. she may say she`ll never use welfare, but c`mon. who does she think she`s kidding?
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    BlueJack Female 18-29
    385 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    I read in another article that her father is overseas to help make money to support his daughter`s children. Either way purposely bringing people into the world and not having the means to support in heinous. It`s not fair to her parents that they have to do so much to help her support her strange obsession.
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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    February 6, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    Does anyone else notice that she looks like Angelina Jolie? o___o I think it`s the lips... And the wanting to have multiple babies. xD

    Honestly I kind of thought that she may have had those children before in hopes of getting money from the media. -.- And also I just have to say, I think it`s WRONG in this day of age to have so many children like that (unless you adopt), the world is so overpopulated right now...

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    marencolleen Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    this woman is disgusting.
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    yayafitch Female 50-59
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    February 7, 2009 at 12:12 am
    guess no one is as sick of her crap as i
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2009 at 12:58 am
    So what? She can have as many kids as she wants. There`s no law against it.

    Good for her, I say.

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    spp Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2009 at 6:54 am
    I`m sorry what?

    People don`t like the fact that she`s given birth to 8 kids at the same time, while having 6 more at home? Plus she`s single?

    So f`ing what? It`s not as if she was going to abort some of them when she found out how many she was carrying. How would you choose between two of your kids who would live?

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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2009 at 7:01 am
    wow. y wood u do this. wut a selfish dipsh-it
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2009 at 7:20 am
    i would say congratulations but you know she only did this to make it more likely that one of her kids would grow up to make it big in hollywood then who`s paying the bills huh hollywood kid is.
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    February 7, 2009 at 8:10 am
    Did anyone else imagine an interview with a octopus-humanoid hybrid when they heard the word `Octo-Mom` or was that just me?

    It was just me wasnt it.

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    mylostdog Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2009 at 8:23 am
    her lips are WEIRD
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2009 at 10:06 am
    fertility problems?? wtf!
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    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    wait wait wait, she got implanted with 6 embryo`s but got 8 kids??? since when is that possible??
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    DaniDrkHrt Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    Gn0m3 - If you had listened to the entire report, they stated that 2 of those embryos each split into identical twins.

    Maybe if she lays of the lip collagen, she`d be able to afford her kids. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. If you can`t afford the kids you have, then don`t have more!!!!!!!!!!!

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