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  1. i really like it KC, good job.
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    unread content

    it looks more normal today
  3. why are all these topics that are really old showing up in my unread content as yesterday's activity? it's very confusing.
  4. Yeah, my math ain't so good and my memory is worse. I had to go look at our own info pages! The data we have shows a 1.5 to 3% higher risk, which at the outside would be a max risk of 5.4%, as oppose to her claim of 6.1 percent. I suppose they figured an exaggeration of only a half percent would be easy enoughonly a half percent would be easy enough to pull off. And they were right. It even rolled past me I mostly hold dr. Phil responsible though. You can't tell me that he didn't intentionally look for someone who would support his bias. Any genetic counselor would have given accurate info. He chose to go with some person with lots of titles and no expertise in genetics instead.
  5. LOL i didn't really read the powerpoint, just listened to the clip. you're right about that, hemophilia is chromosomal, and would not be affected regardless of biological relation or lack thereof of the parents. she may be an expert in many things, but this topic is not one of them. the congenital anomalies bullet list, aside from her egregious error about hemophilia, does look pretty close to accurate for this part of the world though. but that's the part that was downplayed so they could make everything else sound so much scarier. and i REALLY would like to know where the heck she's getting the idea that mood disorders and schizophrenia are so much higher among children of cousins. really? REALLY? compared to... ?
  6. Kc it was on his website, consang.net. mostly stuff that was over my head, but he had a number of studies. I used to refer people to that sight frequently, don't you remember?
  7. the stats aren't made up, they're just irrelevant to western civilization where cousin marriage accounts for about 1 out of 1000 marriages. they look very similar to what i can remember alan bittles publishing about the complications in middle-eastern and third world countries where pre-arranged marriages between first cousins is common, even through multiple generations. they did get blindsided. and i've reached out to them on here by PM, and on FB messenger but they haven't responded to me. i think they may be upset with me because i never did connect with the producer of the show, and maybe because they got very little interaction with anyone here when they posted. or maybe i'm just imagining it because i feel guilty that i wasn't able to help them through the whole ordeal. and i DO feel guilty. i feel like i totally dropped the ball on this one. i dropped the ball on them. as for dr. phil, i never have liked him. he's just an oprah-wanna-be. and an oprah-prodigee. she did "raise" and "groom" him into what he is now. he's a smart man. he could have gotten a true expert in the field of genetics on there, instead of someone with such an impressive list of credentials that have little or nothing to do with the the human genome. why didn't he reach out to a genetic expert? alan bittles maybe? or robin bennet? or whoever the current president of the NSGC? instead he brought on some pretty face who has helped develop oncology and neurology treatments and preventions. not once did anyone even bring up the research published in JAMA. dr. phil chose someone who would push HIS agenda, HIS bias, without any data or research relevant to north america. one thing you can count on though, is this is going to start a couple of years of media circus. every talk show on tv will be wanting to cover the subject. the good news is that so will a lot of legitimate, reputable media outlets. i'm glad you turned off guest posting.
  8. I swear i don't remember seeing this till now, and only because i came searching to see if y'all had posted here before. I just caught the end of Dr. Phil, which i never watch. Was just flipping channels and saw the last few minutes. Phil is a bit unsupportive, isn't he? Sorry you two didn't have more support.
  9. you're married. that means your cousin is off limits. you need to find a way to reconnect with the man you vowed to share your life with, and that means you're going to have to walk away from the sexy cousin.
  10. i think denver is pretty also. but i've only driven through!
  11. by the way, what's not in that video is his commentary on the making of that song. he wrote it after a breakup with his first love in college. at least, the first 4 minutes anyway. the last minute and a half were just impromptu during this performance. he really gets into his music
  12. a little different than yours, but i dare you not to get choked up listening to this.
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    i think you should talk to her about it. she may surprise you and be completely supportive. hey, can you provide me a link to that "conservative voice in the christian faith" you mentioned? i have been communicating privately with another member who is really struggling with this lately, and my assurances and scriptural references don't seem to be helping her.
  14. hmmmm... i picked up some zukes this morning. i think i'll go slice them up and let the water soak out so that i can fix them for dinner.
  15. LOL i'm with KC on this one... fast food joints have healthy food to ya know! they all have lettuce!
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    Test project

    what exactly are we testing here? i'm confused.
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    A few minor changes

    asheville.... hey, ya ever hear anything from TT?
  18. that's ok, dilly-doll here has no way of knowing that i spent two years researching this subject under the direct and indirect tutelage of world reknowned genetics experts like robin bennett (former president of the NSGC) and alan bittles (edith cowan university/centre for human genetics and murdoch university centre for comparitive genomics) and martin ottenheimer, professor of social anthropology and the author of textbook "forbidden relatives: the american myth of cousin marriage". he has no way of knowing how many times i have been interviewed for my expertise on the subject for magazines (discover) and on radio and television programs owned by both fox news and abc news. he has no way of knowing that i was consulted to fact check a chapter on genetic risks to children of cousin couples in a book written by john stossel. he he's more interested in whining about how pathetic he thinks his gene pool is. for all his bravado and talk of educating us, he must think himself terribly mentally deficient, given that he is a product of 2nd cousin marriage himself. 🙄
  19. it does not make you inbred. your parents are 2nd cousins. that is genetically no more similar than two UNrelated people. as for what relation that makes you to your parents? THEIR CHILD. oh, and your grandparents' kinship to each other doesn't change anything about this equation. get a grip. it sounds like you are trying to find something to resent them for. i get it. it's a teenager's role in life to hate their parents. but you're going to have to find some other excuse, because this one is just plain stupid.
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    when i first saw the movie, i didn't believe rich had really had such a potty mouth and so many problems with drinking, so i started running google searches. what i found, and i don't recall where, were a few comments in discussions about the movie by former bandmates and friends who seemed to confirm those things.
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    Dove I'd still doing the year for 24.99 sale. At least according to their fb page. Promo code deckthehalls2018.
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    Yes, a light into darkness. That's the third one. I think it was my favorite! I must not have seen the same doc on Rich. I loved the one I saw, him working so hard with the Native Americans, teaching the kids to play the dulcimer, etc. As for his problems, Ragamuffin highlighted his struggle with alcohol and depression, anger issues, a foul mouth, and the broken heart over the girl he left behind. I was pretty shocked. I had only known the 'sanitized' version... The singer/songwriter that could make Bible stories into poetic awesomeness. The free-spirited artist that performed in bare feet and cut off jeans. After seeing Ragamuffin, I did some digging and discovered that he really was all that the movie portrayed him to be. A deeply flawed man with a heart for Jesus and a phenomenal talent. His story reminds me a lot of Scott Stapp from Creed. Sometimes I believe that God extends the most love to those who are the biggest screw-ups.
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    i have seen ragamuffin. in fact, i think i own that one. love the story, because i always loved rich mullins. in fact, i remember when he died. i was on my way home from church one morning when i heard the news on the radio. i had to pull off the road and cry. anyway, yes, i loved the story, but it was poorly produced. poorly edited. dang, his hair length was so inconsistent. one scene he'd have short hair, the next it would be long, then in the next it would be short again. i know movies aren't filmed chronologically, but that was downright confusing. i have not yet seen the one about brennan, although i have wanted to. i guess i forgot about it while i was waiting for it to be released. that was probably a few years ago. i did see another one once about rich. it was a documentary. a very, very good documentary. i should watch it again. i have a lot of favorite christian movies. God's Not Dead (especially 1 and 3) Woodlawn (True story, football theme) When The Game Stands Still (also true story, football theme) Facing The Giants (football theme, good story, B acting) The War Room (not quite B acting, but maybe just an A-) The Case For Christ (true story) Do You Believe (LOVED this one) I Can Only Imagine (true story of the lead singer in mercy me.) Meet The Browns (Tyler Perry... complete with Madea) I Can Do Bad All By Myself (also Tyler Perry, also complete with Madea. Strong subject matter though.) To Save A Life (A- acting, great story, not suitable for younger kids though if anyone with kids is reading this) Faith Like Potatoes (LOVED this one!!! True story about a Scottish drunk-turned-evangelist in south africa. heavy accents.) most movies produced by PureFlix entertainment are very good. Check out the Dove Channel. I think right now they are running about $5 a month, but sometimes you can get specials for $24/year. they were running one of those at Christmas, but it looks like that one is over. Pureflix and Up Faith and Family are also good subscription streaming services for christian content.
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    Merry Christmas

    wow, that was beautifully said! hope you all had a wonderful christmas, and look forward to a great new year! when the new year rings in, so will mine and mark's 20th anniversary
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