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  1. Vic Volpe
  2. re: illegal markets. Do you think in other countries one might be able to sell their kids on FB?

    Care to say which ones? Probably not OCED, right?

    1. People should be allowed to sell their kids.

      Any person who was willing to buy Misty VanHorn’s kids must value them more than she does, and would most likely provide them a better home. As it turns out, they will now be in the foster care system where people are paid to act as parents. Not quite as noble a motive as wanting kids and being willing to pay to have them.

      People can now legally pay surrogates to have children for them, pay for sperm and eggs provided by others, and adopt children whose biological parents don’t want, them or or can’t afford them.

      Adoptive parents may spend enormous amounts to adopt, the only difference being that none of the money is paid directly to the birth mother who could probably use the money. Otherwise it’s the same as a sale.

      1. Son – Mom where did I come from?

        Mom – I bought you from a whore for top dollar and she threw in a freebie for dad.

        1. Recollecting about your childhood, Larry?

        2. Mom – I bought you from a whore for top dollar and she threw in a freebie for dad.

          Wait. It’s not clear who got the freebie. Did Dad get a freebie, or did Mom get a freebie in exchange for Dad?

          If if was Mom, then it wasn’t a freebie, but it would explain why dad isn’t in the picture.

          1. yeah.. it wasn’t clear was it?

  3. “4. Home sales soar in Milwaukee..”

    Keep blowing that bubble, Ben! The Greater Fool theory has worked out awesomely for my bottom line here in Phoenix.

    1. Paul: “The Greater Fool theory has worked out awesomely for my bottom line here in Phoenix.

      And if I remember correctly it worked well for you in Texas before that. Your timing seems to be perfect. I should be working for you. :)

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