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Wednesday May 29, 2002
08:01 PM

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Another set-back in Al-Qaeda's plan to kill off all Americans:

Obstetricians and staffs at some hospital delivery rooms nationwide are gearing up for a summer baby boom that many say was sparked by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

I was a scared as anyone! How did I miss out on this? God DAMN it!

-- Post-Sept. 11 Baby Boom Expected

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  • I could rant for pages about how insanely irresponsible it is to have a baby because "what else should I do?"

    I won't.

    I will say -- hopefully enough -- that stories of population explosion could be greatly exaggerated [snopes2.com].

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    You are what you think.
    • You assume the reason is "what else should I do." My wife had been pregnant for two months when Sept. 11 came 'round, and in our heads, we thought two opposing thoughts: that we don't want to bring a child into such a horrible situation, and that we should focus more on our family now than ever, because it's the most important thing.

      A lot of people just realized that family isn't something you should put off, whether that meant starting or enlarging their family, or spending more time with their existing
      • You assume the reason is "what else should I do."

        I assume it because that's what some people I've asked have literally said to me; I understand that there are people who have children for reasons. My problem is with thoughtless behavior.

        It's that or assume they're lying to me, and I generally presuppose that people don't have a reason to lie to me. Usually, they don't. ;)

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        You are what you think.
        • Well, your statement was in the context of generalities; you didn't say or hint you were speaking only of specific people.
  • I was starting to think that it was a disease borne in the water supply at work making just about every female look like they swallowed a watermelon...well, that or malnutrition. I don't get the logic that bombing = the desire to procreate. I mean, I can see how doomsday may make you want to hump like the end of the world but...'gee honey, let's bring a new life into this fucked up world!' Maybe I missed that day in school. Time to buy stock in Gerber Baby Foods...or whichever conglomerate owns them...Beatr