Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

With the birth of Emily, Yvonne, Cecil, Mary and Annette Dion in 1934, the province of Ontario together with Canada discovered a "human gold mine". From the moment Quint was born, they were subjected to dire living standards and were abused by the provincial government for financial gain. But, why did the Dion quintuplets and their parents, Elzire and Oliva, manipulate such a dire fate? During an era that was struggling financially, the Ontario government took advantage of a very rare event to earn short-term financial gains. The small Franco-Ontario hamlet of Corbeil, the birthplace of the quintuplets, became a booming tourist attraction, generating huge crowds and enormous amounts of money. This is the story of five girls who were raised in a "baby zoo".