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December 09, 2008 – Comments (7)

From the WSJ.....I didn't make this one up really:

Here's another sign of the tough economic times: Some clinics are reporting a surge in the number of women applying to donate eggs or serve as surrogate mothers for infertile couples.

The going rate for a surrogate is about $25,000. Egg donors generally receive $3,000 to $8,000. But a few agencies advertise that they'll pay much more for specific characteristics. One ad running in campus newspapers promises $25,000 for a donor who is "100% Jewish with ... High SAT Scores... Attractive, at Healthy Body Weight and Free of Genetic Diseases."

"We're even getting men offering up their wives. It's pretty scary."

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122878524586490129.html

What if the person got lucky when she took her SATs? Can you get your money back if the baby is not "smart" enough. 

I am not sure how to take the last sentence.....if you want me to rate your wife, just post her picture, preferably in sheer lingerie......just kidding......better leave that one alone.

Crazy times.....but then again.....better to live in interesting times,,,,,cheers.

7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On December 09, 2008 at 1:40 AM, alstry (35.21) wrote:

This SAT thing still irks me......didn't most of the guys and  gals on Wall Street get high SAT scores?????  So much for the creation of synthetic derivitives divided into tranches acting as a safety net for investors.

Back to the article for a second:

Many applicants turn back once they learn what's involved. "The other thing is the lifestyle changes required: no drinking, no smoking, NO SEX ... that's the one that gets them the most," emails Darlene Pinkerton, executive director of A Perfect Match in San Diego, which offers up to $50,000 for egg donors with high SATs. She says she's seen a doubling of inquiries recently.

Could this bring new meaning to being born of a virgin?

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#2) On December 09, 2008 at 1:52 AM, alstry (35.21) wrote:

Why are so many executives shocked about the downturn.  Some of us have been warning about it for over a year.

Dec. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Sony Corp., the world’s second-largest maker of consumer electronics, said it will cut 8,000 jobs and reduce investment in electronics as an “acute downturn” in the economy hurts profitability.

“These initiatives are in response to the sudden and rapid changes in the global economic environment,” Sony said.

Any bets these guys probably got high SAT scores.

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#3) On December 09, 2008 at 3:05 AM, jgseattle (32.79) wrote:

How about some smart sperm?  Only provided al natural.  lol

Sorry could not resist

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#4) On December 09, 2008 at 8:04 AM, dinodelaurentis (67.97) wrote:

somebody reference Larry Niven.

the one world goverment, ARM, over-population and organ-legging, a crime already being commited in China and India.

at least we'll have space exploration and off world colonies.

i can't wait for mother hunts and birthright lotteries...

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#5) On December 09, 2008 at 1:28 PM, debtRichQuick (< 20) wrote:

WOW! I first heard about this surrogate thing 5-6 years ago and man oh man is it ever catching on! It's now a common job!! I personally don't understand the concept, and a man offering up his wife??? As you would say Alstry, "what the firetruck is going on???"

 Good point too. I don't have a high SAT score, mainly because my Engrish is so so....but I constantly wonder myself why so many CEO's missed the clues that this disaster would happen. To me it was simple. The entire country was leveraged up to buy homes. An asset that doesn't produce the revenue needed to support the leverage created to buy it. It's like building a house without a foundation.

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#6) On December 09, 2008 at 3:18 PM, alstry (35.21) wrote:

Debt,

You and I must have similar genetic structures......but I was the fool that became a lawyer.   Numbers are way more fun.  Some of my favorite are 37-26-36.

In addition, that fact that someone can score high on a standardized test has little reflection on one's IQ.  I have always been a test taker.....it pissed my friends off.....but I have always been intellectually challenged.

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#7) On December 10, 2008 at 12:36 AM, debtRichQuick (< 20) wrote:

Haha and Cali is full of that kind of jaw droppin' tallent! I must admit, I have to redline my skills to maintain down there. It's a whole nother world! Easy on the eyes though.

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