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Sunday, September 16, 2007


The Russian government wants more Russian babies.

In an effort to raise slumping population numbers, officials are offering couples refrigerators, dishwashers and even cars if their babies are born June 12, Russia Day.

To have a shot at winning the prizes, the government allows couples to take Sept. 12, nine months prior to Russia Day, as a day off from work so they can stay home and do, well, what men and women do to conceive.

Sounds like a deal, right? Make love, have baby, get car.

Unless the Russians are taking a page out of Hitler's Aryan race book, why don't they reward couples for adopting foreign children who really need a home.

And really, they wouldn't have to go very far, say ... Kiev.

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Anonymous proofreader said...

I wonder if planned C-sections for June 12th count, too. What failures the parents will feel if babies born the 11th or 13th of June.

Sun Sep 16, 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Who gets the car instead of the fridge or dishwasher? Do they play a Russian roulette game of chance to determine the prizes?

Sun Sep 16, 05:19:00 PM  

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