On September 12, 2011, Style Exposed aired a program called “Sperm Donor”, which features 33-year old Ben Siesler, a man who has fathered 74 children. When he was in law school at George Mason University, he donated to a local sperm bank for three years and never knew he fathered so many children until recently. For each month he donated his sperm, he received $900. Throughout the documentary, he has trouble telling his fiancée Lauren about his 74 children, while they both discuss wedding plans and the possibility of having children of their own in the near future. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Zh6lf53WA] After finding out about the amount of children he has from the Donor Sibling Registry, Ben decides to contact the families who have reached out to him. So far, 15 of his children have personally contacted him from the Registry, but in the documentary, he only meets two of his biological children, a boy and girl born from a single mother. Finding out that Ben will be visiting them, Ben’s biological daughter asks her mother if she and Ben will be breaking up, since Ben will be marrying another woman. Clearly, his daughter is sad that she does not have a father by her side and lacks a stable nuclear family unit. When asked about his experience meeting two of his biological children, Ben said that “It was kind...Read More
It is an exciting time to be a young conservative in America! International fears heighten as conflict brews in the Middle East, which is thirsty for revolution and Israeli blood. At home, the sluggish economy continues to lag under the weight of government regulation and taxation – stunting growth and smothering entrepreneurship. The national time bomb (sometimes referred to as the national debt) lingers over our heads and threatens to unleash its wrath in the form of higher interest rates or economic collapse. And religious liberty is under attack in the public arena. All the while, we are lectured to by media outlets and academic elites that all is well in the Middle East, Keynesian economics deserves one more chance, and that worship of magic sky gods has no intrinsic benefit to society and should be a practiced secretly in the privacy of one’s home—lest the little children become plagued with abstract principles of morality (You do care about the children, don’t you?). 21st century America has unfortunately adopted a fast-food style approach to political culture. We put labels on our philosophies like they are combos at McDonald’s. We put them up on the dollar menu for people to buy, making them cheap, inexpensive, and easily assessable. This is especially convenient since it requires little thought or contemplation. Then we eat the manufactured product that they tell us is actually...Read More
Tweet A few days after the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) executive board elected Syria to a pair of committees—one of which deals directly with human rights—a spokesman for the international organization admitted the election was actually “a bad joke.” “See, with the Assad regime’s continued brutal crackdown on the protests, we figured the whole world would realize we were kidding,” explained chief UNESCO spokesman Sue Williams. “Clearly, we were wrong.” The Syrian government’s crackdown on protests opposing the regime has resulted in more than 4,000 deaths in the past eight months. The admission came after the organization received heat from groups like UN Watch, a non-governmental organization dedicated to monitoring the UN and ensuring its compliance with the human rights principles of its charter. “You know, I thought this might be a joke,” said Hillel Neuer, UN Watch’s executive director. “But you never know with the UN these days…they were pretty serious when they elected Libya to the Human Rights Council last year.” That measure was definitively proven farcical less than a year later when the country’s dictator, Moammar Gadhafi (known for sponsoring terrorism in the past), violently suppressed protests that were a part of the “Arab Spring.” Since the removal of the tyrant, Libya has been reinstated on that council. Syria was supported in its efforts to join the committee by its Arab neighbors....Read More
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