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Mark E. Smith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:01 AM
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Short on cash, some put a price on themselves
Source: msnbc.com

Lean times spur interest in payment for sperm, eggs, plasma -- even hair

Before this fall, it might not have occurred to Michael Aylesworth to swap
his sperm for money.

But faced with rising bills, a dwindling budget and fractured economy, the
30-year-old Seattle man took stock of some very personal assets - and
decided to sell.

"I did it because I'm a student and I'm always broke," said Aylesworth, who
spent several delicate minutes in a small room at the Seattle Sperm Bank
last month.

Apparently he's not alone. Seeking quick cash in a tanking financial market,
would-be sellers of a variety of body products - sperm, eggs, blood plasma,
even human hair - are filling waiting rooms and swamping agencies with
inquiries.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28040824 /



How nice. An industry owing its prosperity to the policies of George W. Bush ..
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:03 AM
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1. its a new world order
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:04 AM
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2. Crime will also go up because of These conditions
ALL types of crime.
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:13 AM
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3. "We" have already been robbed of over a trillion by the thieves on Wall Street, in the banks,
and in government.

Talk about the "big con" (a Paul Newman tribute).
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:39 AM
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5. I was refering more to having your house broken into
...getting mugged....etc
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:51 AM
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10. And my point was that the corporate media will hype the crimes committed by those actually
needing money to survive and ignore the more massive crime against this nation.

Interesting how the US is never tough on that kind of crime.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:43 AM
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We have had five home invasions in the last couple of weeks in our area.
This guy is targeting senior citizens at night. He cuts the phone line and bashes in the front door demanding cash. Yep it is already here.
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:45 AM
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9. buy a gun and blow the phucker away
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:49 PM
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12. I think that will happen.
The community has been having meetings with the neighborhoods. Unfortunately the guy who does the shooting will have some legal problems of his own if that happens.
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:36 PM
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13. Neighborhood Watch will become a big deal
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:27 PM
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15. Not if he shoots the perp in his house. Outside of his home, he has trouble, in his home not so much
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:28 AM
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4. There ain't much to country living
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 11:28 AM by John Q. Citizen
Sweat, piss, jizz and blood - Warren Zevon
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:39 AM
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6. sure - if you can afford the land
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:42 AM
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7. That's what share cropping is for
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:43 AM
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8. do I get a Mule too?
:bounce:
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MadinMo Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:26 PM
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11. I say Why Not. Go for it.
People sell their blood. Sperm, eggs, hair are all assets that people want.

Although having undergone fertility treatments, I would not want to undergo the hormonal upheaval and the harvesting procedure again. Still, if the money was right and I was otherwise broke, it would be good to have as an option.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:20 PM
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14. pity, i dont have anything left to sell
wonder how much i could get for toenail clippings?
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