May 27, 2009 at 18:40:59
“What state totally covers degrees at no cost? Maybe I need to live there. LOL! They will still have costs for college regardless of financial aid.
And how do you know about inheritance money? Did Jon tell you personally or something? Are you their tax advisor? Can you tell me where this info is public becuase I would like to see it myself.
The area they live in, the homes tend be larger for the money vs. say, the West Coast. Wouldnt you think that they have a certain amount of equity in the previous home and that in this economy, for some people it is a chance to be able to step up into a home they previously could not afford.
Good for them if they have been able to improve their quality of life.
And Mady? Well, she is just a kid . Give her a break. The clips they showed on Monday showed a girl that was maturing, showing her better side.
LOL! The drama over this reality show cracks me up!”
May 27, 2009 at 18:32:30
“That is unfortunate comment that Kate made. Indeed, these children are their responsibility.
Yes, was their choice to have kids but I dont think she said, 'Hey, give me 6 embryos and lets hope they all stick'. LOL! Isnt that what OctoMom did?”
LiberalDem on May 28, 2009 at 15:05:51
“I leafed through Kate Gosselin's book and if I remember correctly, they were told that they could have the number of embryos reduced and she and her husband chose to keep all of the embryos-that's their choice, and if theymade that based on their personal beliefs, fine.But once they made that choice THEY were responsible for bringing up their children, not society.”
ChaiKat on May 28, 2009 at 11:04:17
“No, but when you take fertility drugs you are told and are aware of the risk of multiple births. If they weren't prepared to handle that many kids, they should not have proceeded.”
May 27, 2009 at 11:00:01
“You are so right.
Maybe it is part of strategy to stir the media into a frenzy? The new show aired Monday night and here, a few days later, the brother and sister in law come out. Weeks prior to the debut all these tabloid scandals?
May 27, 2009 at 10:57:40
“I really cant fault Jon & Kate for doing the show. The financial burden of raising 8 children must be enormous and this does put them in the drivers seat for creating a financial safety net for the entire family down the road. Retirement $$ for them, College $$ for the kids and I imagine they have created trusts in the childrens names. I dont see these people as stupid. You know they have got to have boundries with the filming and surley they are not filming every single second of every single day of the year. Way too much work to cull a story and edit. At this point it is there income and damned if the do the show and damned if they dont at this point. Very interesting it has blossomed into a monster hit, a monster the family.
Interesting to debate this family vs. the Duggars. Duggars appear to be financially independent now and prior to the show with 18 kids in Arkansas. The Gosselins seemed to have really been struggling more so as they were hit with 6 kids at once not really by choice, and not 18 kids over a span of years by choice. Cost of living and social expectations of these families are very different too.
What ever happens, I wish this family, as well as the Duggars peace and wishes for the very best for them.”
DeeDeeDaGumby on May 27, 2009 at 14:40:42
“ok , as for College , the state all ready has that covered.. as for being broke when the kids first came, wrong, Jon inherited some money when his dad died.. they just never bothered to tell anyone that , instead taking every freebie they could get...As for money down the road, they do not have to live in a mansion, they choose too.. Kate is a trained nurse who can get work doing that.. Sometimes you have to pick things in life, do I want mentally healthy and happy kids, or a boat load of money.. They sold the kids up the river for the money.. And if you think the kids are really all of that happy , then please explain Mady to me....”
ChaiKat on May 27, 2009 at 11:29:44
“Nobody forced them to have that many kids. They had the kids and in Kate's own words, "It's society's responsibility to help them." It is their responsibility. They could have stopped after the first or second year.”
Lisbeth35 on May 27, 2009 at 11:12:10
“yeah...everyone felt the same (not finding fault, burden of raising a brood) about the Dionne Quintuplets...how'd that all turn out?”
May 12, 2009 at 15:21:00
“This sends a poor message that is 'acceptable' to violate terms of contract, any contract. And message that the photos are OK is slippery slope as well. Linegere shots? I think not. And how about those new topless pics? Positive message there for young teens aspiring to model.”
Cosmic-Zantor on May 12, 2009 at 15:22:33
“I don't think there's anything wrong with the photos at all. It's 2009, most people aren't so uptight. The only issue here is that it makes her a hypocrite. She's running around preaching archaic conservative Christian values, meanwhile she's had all these blatantly sexual images taken? It's a joke.”
May 6, 2009 at 22:37:21
“Wouldnt taking pictures of a minor (she was 17) be considered CHILD PORNOGRAPHY?
Sorry to see Huff Post has put this pic up on the site after removing it yesterday.”
awsnyde on May 6, 2009 at 23:10:31
“No, nudity is not necessarily pornography. Moreover, there have been several movies with what we would consider underage actors in some state of nudity. For example, the very well regarded (Golden Globe Award Winner in 1987) Swedish film "My Life as a Dog", shown in many indie and arthouse theaters in the U.S., had a scene with a 12-year old girl who flashes (topless) her 12-year old male friend.”
May 6, 2009 at 01:46:06
“What are they going to do, go after Matt Roloff or the Duggers next?
Oh my god, can they just leave this poor family alone? This family is trying to make money to support themselves with their little show about their family. Nice little wholesome show, nice little wholesome family. You see the good, bad and the ugly -- the reality of their lives just like ours. But to put them on the cover of tabloid tiolet rag? Please.,,,”
DeeDeeDaGumby on May 6, 2009 at 10:11:29
“making money off the backs of their kids??? real nice family you got there..”
skippypicasso on May 6, 2009 at 07:19:40
“Poor family? Please, get out of Mom's basement and take a walk in the park.”
MelodyCA on May 6, 2009 at 03:43:02
“You need to wake up and smell the coffee. You are being conned. Don't fall for it. Its all staged now.”
CR46 on May 6, 2009 at 02:03:44
“Wholesome family??? He's out bumping boots with his girlfriend and bringing her to the house with his kids when his wife isn't there. More christian family values I guess.”
“It sounds like you need to make yourself better educated as to what your medical plan details to avoid such a situation in the future. The devil is in the details and you should contact an ins company rep if you are not sure or something is not clear when reading the plan details. You should have known in advance if your med plan had a major castrophy cap and planned accordingly with additional coverage. Long333 is right -- deductibles and copays typically do not out people into debt. Additionally, there are things you can do if you if you are in the position of having accounts to go to collections. Check out the FICO website to give yourself some education on managing credit, and repairing credit. Such a great resource for you to get your credit back on track.”
TazoWolf on Feb 25, 2009 at 08:35:37
“Glad you can afford it. I was hospitalized with pneumonia last week. The copay for hospitalizations: $500. I had to get an alternate way to the hospital when my doctor wanted to admit me, because my insurance said they might not cover an ambulance, and I was too sick to drive. Some of my medications aren't even covered by my insurance.
Know your plan before you get it? I checked out what was available thoroughly, and chose to pay extra out of my paycheck for better coverage because of my very needs. However, it's still not enough. Most companies only offer one or two plans, and you you have to take what you can get. Then,. when companies keep changing providers, the employee has to start over in the realm of deductibles, which are often anywhere from $500-$5000 or more. MOST people can't afford that. My paycheck barely covers my monthly living expenses, but I'm one of the lucky ones. At least I AM insured. As bad as it is for me, it's a heck of a lot worse for those who can't get insurance. When I was unemployed, I was told I didn't qualify for Medicaid, yet the cost of COBRA was far out of the realm of anything I could pay on unemployment.
Open your eyes to reality. Health care needs to be fixed.”
DanteLabon on Feb 25, 2009 at 02:09:19
“Those of us work work for a living usually dont have a CHOICE as to the plan....you either join it or you don't.”
“Offering full benefits for employess averaging 20 hrs/week, I hope this helps keep the companys sales up. With Starbucks every place you go, it is giving a job with full benefits to just every place you go. Go Starbucks!”
democratUSA on Feb 16, 2009 at 11:45:29
“Thank you for reminding people why they should fork over a little more $ for Starbucks and reward them for doing the right thing.”
1manisland on Feb 15, 2009 at 21:17:40
“Great comment. Not to mention giving these benefits keeps taxpayers from picking up the healthcare tab. For all the bitchin that goes on about Starbucks, there are tons of positive things they do. Most people who complain have never spent enough time in one. Also they would be quick to discover that coffee doesn't cost $5 - that's only a myth. How many naysayers have tried it since Pikes Place became an everyday brew that would appeal to many that are looking for decent cup of joe ?
My first Starbucks experience 18 years ago was horrible. It took me 14 years to give them a second chance and return. That was a great decision and have been happy with them since. Are they perfect? Nobody is. But I can find a lot to complain about Dunkin Donuts.
Instant Coffee sucks no matter who makes it. Bad Idea IMO !”