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Comment: Re:Conspiracy! (Score 4, Insightful) 659

Both of my two children were born around 31 weeks. The first was in a ICU for 3 weeks, and humidicrib for about 4 weeks.
My second was healthier (wife managed to get steriods to improve the baby's lungs before birth), but was still in hospital for around 5 weeks.
My wife was admitted to hospital during both pregnancies multiple times due to excessive vomiting.

We calculated the total cost to us for both pregnancies - it was around $200. Thankfully we live in Australia were there is a proper health care system.

Comment: Re:A real shame (Score 1) 278

by Col Bat Guano (#42398625) Attached to: EFF Looks At How Blasphemy Laws Have Stifled Speech in 2012

It was driven by Stalin - who wanted to destabilise the leadership to cement his position. Several times he would get people to do his dirty work for him (such as run denouncements, trials and executions), then turn on the person doing the work by appointing a new person to take over the very same role.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928

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