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(London Times)   Children of cousins 'have greater risk of catching infectious disease', greater risk of not knowing who to give the card to on Father's Day, especially in Alabama   ( timesonline.co.uk) divider line
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2009-03-17 10:17:10 PM  
Children of cousins 'have greater risk of catching being born with infectious disease', greater risk of not knowing who to give the card to on Father's Day, especially in Alabama.

/ftfs
 
2009-03-18 12:03:20 AM  
That'd be a clever headline, except that, AFAIK, a baby is still the product of a sperm and an egg; i.e. a MAN and a WOMAN. You saying you can inbreed two males together? That I gotta see.
 
2009-03-18 01:20:09 AM  

xlbrooklyn: That'd be a clever headline, except that, AFAIK, a baby is still the product of a sperm and an egg; i.e. a MAN and a WOMAN. You saying you can inbreed two males together? That I gotta see.


That's kinda what I was gonna say...you give the Father's Day card to whoever has the penis.
 
2009-03-18 01:21:53 AM  
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2009-03-18 01:24:37 AM  
You don't say?

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2009-03-18 01:28:33 AM  
But they can play a mean banjo.
 
2009-03-18 01:31:20 AM  

dahmers love zombie: Children of cousins 'have greater risk of being born with infectious disease', greater risk of not knowing who to give the card to on Father's Day, especially in Alabama.

/ftfs


lol, wut?
 
2009-03-18 01:32:27 AM  

xlbrooklyn: That'd be a clever headline, except that, AFAIK, a baby is still the product of a sperm and an egg; i.e. a MAN and a WOMAN. You saying you can inbreed two males together? That I gotta see.


By now, in some parts of the South and W. Va., you might need a sperm and a sperm and an egg and an egg. Not necessarily of the same species.
 
2009-03-18 01:32:44 AM  
Well, some confusion can arise when you're father is also your uncle, and there is no uncles day.
 
2009-03-18 01:40:53 AM  
For headlines that make no sense, I like to just make them about zombies instead.

Children of zombies 'have greater risk of catching infectious BRAINSSsss', greater risk of not knowing who to eat on Father's Day, especially BRAINSSSs. Groaaaannn
 
2009-03-18 01:42:12 AM  
Interesting article, too bad it pretty much had jack shiat for content. Increase how much, a percent, a lot of percent, a pissant fraction of a percent that means nothing?
 
2009-03-18 01:46:21 AM  
Not trying to take this thread in a wrong direction, but do any of you have cousins with which you would like to procreate? Guess I am just lucky as not one of my cousins raise my rod.
 
2009-03-18 01:48:13 AM  
I mean, yeah I know it's not news and all, but seriously? This is new information? I thought it was common knowledge that a lack of genetic diversity means problems with the immune system, amongst other issues.
 
2009-03-18 01:52:13 AM  

ShamWowofDamocles: Not trying to take this thread in a wrong direction, but do any of you have cousins with which you would like to procreate? Guess I am just lucky as not one of my cousins raise my rod.


Sure, you don't have any cousins you would like to bone?
 
2009-03-18 01:52:28 AM  
Didn't England figure this out centuries ago?
 
2009-03-18 01:55:27 AM  
In WV it's kind of common.

I came to this state and was a bit of an outcast in some socal circles because I wasn't "kin". By their logic I was, therefore, undatable.

As an outsider looking in I noticed they all have short arms and small fingers. Most likely a product of incest or high altitude. Though I suspect the former.
 
2009-03-18 01:56:58 AM  
baufan2005: ...

Sure, you don't have any cousins you would like to bone?

Let me put this way...the women in my family or generally referred to as handsome, sturdy and good-stock.
 
2009-03-18 02:02:12 AM  
self-fail report....

or = are
 
2009-03-18 02:11:12 AM  

ShamWowofDamocles: baufan2005: ...

Sure, you don't have any cousins you would like to bone?

Let me put this way...the women in my family or generally referred to as handsome, sturdy and good-stock.


So... you're from Lake Wobigon?
 
2009-03-18 02:14:34 AM  
Where's the farking Darwin tag already???
 
2009-03-18 02:16:24 AM  

Sahrial: ShamWowofDamocles: ....

So... you're from Lake Wobigon?


Not surprisingly...close to there. The family is originally from Marinesco, Michigan (UP), but now settled in various parts of Oregon and Casper, Wyoming.
 
2009-03-18 02:22:33 AM  
"In WV it's kind of common."

No it isn't, and after checking your profile pic, I'll just say you better watch how you run your mouth in Bluefield.
They'll feed ya to the hogs, some clown with a weak stomach coming up from Georgia running his mouth, they won't take kindly to.
Apparently you don't know that Deliverance was filmed in Georgia, surprising considering how you squeal, boy.
 
2009-03-18 02:23:17 AM  
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2009-03-18 02:25:58 AM  
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married his cousin
 
2009-03-18 02:35:04 AM  
I think what the subby means is that the female is loose and having sex with other guys too.

Hopefully that's what he/she means, or just an idiot.
 
2009-03-18 02:36:45 AM  
This is why I only do anal with family members.
 
2009-03-18 02:37:42 AM  
Aww, a special greenlight shoutout on Eleanor (nee Roosevelt) and Franklin Roosevelt's 104th anniversary...
 
2009-03-18 02:49:25 AM  
States where first cousin marriage is

Allowed:

Alabama
Alaska
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Maine (if couple obtains a physician's certificate of genetic counseling)
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia

Prohibited:

Arkansas
Delaware
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming

Allowed where reproduction isn't possible:

Arizona
Illinois
Indiana
Utah
Wisconsin

It's a Southern thing, you wouldn't underst... oh... I guess it isn't.
 
2009-03-18 02:51:27 AM  

Mugato: Didn't England figure this out centuries ago?


ahahahahahaha.... NO!
 
2009-03-18 02:51:35 AM  

Kurmudgeon: "In WV it's kind of common."

No it isn't, and after checking your profile pic, I'll just say you better watch how you run your mouth in Bluefield.
They'll feed ya to the hogs, some clown with a weak stomach coming up from Georgia running his mouth, they won't take kindly to.
Apparently you don't know that Deliverance was filmed in Georgia, surprising considering how you squeal, boy.


Apparently I hit a nerve.

I don't know if you've ever been to Georgia, but for the most part it's about 50 years more advanced socially and about 25 years more advanced technologically. Especially around the Major cities. It's like comparing Iraq to Japan.

Then again, it may just be the area of WV I am in.

Your state does have more available health care, which is why I'm here. Even if the doctors are borderline corrupt.
 
2009-03-18 02:59:12 AM  
There is a reason why the Hebrew Mosaic Law forbids marriages between any relation close than 3rd cousins
 
2009-03-18 03:03:05 AM  

Moonbarker Osbourne the Rainbow Wolf not gay: There is a reason why the Hebrew Mosaic Law forbids marriages between any relation close than 3rd cousins


Because god sez so?

LOL!
 
2009-03-18 03:17:06 AM  
If you get divorced in Alabama are you still brother and sister?
 
2009-03-18 03:29:52 AM  
I live in Alabama, so I'm getting a kick....
 
2009-03-18 03:47:43 AM  
Wouldn't fathers day in the ghetto be more confusing?
 
2009-03-18 03:57:17 AM  
no commentshiat, that was a comment
 
2009-03-18 04:42:18 AM  
never odd or even
This is why I only do anal with family members.

Nice.
 
2009-03-18 05:05:29 AM  

Loverboy586: As an outsider looking in I noticed they all have short arms and small fingers. Most likely a product of incest or high altitude. Though I suspect the former.


Did they smell of cabbage? Perhaps they were carnies. You know: circus folk.
 
2009-03-18 05:07:11 AM  

Moonbarker Osbourne the Rainbow Wolf not gay: There is a reason why the Hebrew Mosaic Law forbids marriages between any relation close than 3rd cousins


As this is from religious law it must be backwards and obsolete.

/insert something Anti-Semitic as you will
// Wouldn't bed kin of any sort
///aware we are all interrelated anyways

Actually, how limited was genetic diversity among the Jews eons back when these laws were made? I imagine they took note of the birth defects as inbreeding became less avoidable after only so many generations due to limited stock of kin.

/Imagine it's like the Amish
//some mary internationally to avoid this
///geneticists love to study the Amish
 
2009-03-18 05:10:15 AM  

ew47: I mean, yeah I know it's not news and all, but seriously? This is new information? I thought it was common knowledge that a lack of genetic diversity means problems with the immune system, amongst other issues.


Actually most research indicates first-cousin marriages still produce offspring about as healthy as usual, pretty much declaring from a genetic standpoint it's officially "OK". For first-cousin unions, the risk of genetic defects only increases 1.7%-2.8% over the general population. Whether you consider it "gross" from a social standpoint, that's not very significant medically.

A single cousin marriage does not contribute to the lack of genetic diversity. Repeated does. For that matter, it's well possible to have a million people descended from 50 with no cousin marriage in the last 100 years but still have lack of diversity.

This study looks bogus:
researchers found a high incidence of tuberculosis and hepatitis B in The Gambia, where second-cousin marriages are common among Muslims. In Italy, where second-cousin marriages are rare, no link was identified.

What??? There are so many things scientifically wrong with this. It sounds like they found more TB and HepB in Gambia than in Italy and concluded it was because of the second-cousin marriage? While you're at it, why don't we just identify a link between the high rate of AIDS in South Africa on the presence of lions there? No lions in Italy, much lower rate of HIV infection.

And if you can't find a statistically significant set of cousin marriage in Italy, how can you conclude ANYTHING??
 
2009-03-18 05:32:20 AM  

joe8122: I live in Alabama, so I'm getting a kick....


War Eagle?
 
2009-03-18 06:59:07 AM  
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Agrees
/hot
 
2009-03-18 07:22:52 AM  
I have just 3 first cousins, 2 of them female, and they're both very attractive. But they're both married with children now.
 
2009-03-18 07:45:09 AM  
Such a threat means that children from consanguineous relationships could be the first to contract an infectious disease and that they would then spread it to other groups.

Doesn't "consanguineous" describe the British royal family, the Hapsburgs, the population of south central Pennsylvania, and West Virginia?

Honest to god, this is the first time in my life that I saw the word "consanguineous" used in a sentence. I knew the meaning, but looked it up anyway: Of the same lineage or origin; having a common ancestor. I missed winning a spelling bee in 8th grade because of that word. Never forgot how to spell it, but I never had to chance to use it.
 
2009-03-18 08:21:40 AM  

Alphax: I have just 3 first cousins, 2 of them female, and they're both very attractive. But they're both married with children now.


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"You can't have sex with your cousin! You'd have babies born with 9 heads!"

/love that movie
 
2009-03-18 08:36:01 AM  
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2009-03-18 08:53:31 AM  
I came here to say what Oznog said, and link to the same study. Also, Bluefield is a nice little town, but the entire town smells like smoking hams. What's up with that?
 
2009-03-18 08:55:48 AM  

ShamWowofDamocles: Not trying to take this thread in a wrong direction, but do any of you have cousins with which you would like to procreate? Guess I am just lucky as not one of my cousins raise my rod.


I have a second cousin (by marriage) once removed who's pretty darned cute. Though she might not count as a relative of mine; she's my wife's cousin's daughter. Does that count?

/I'm done with the procreating though
 
2009-03-18 09:09:11 AM  
There is nothing creepier than going to a family function (reunion, wedding, funeral, etc.) and having a relative hit on you. Fortunately, it only happens to my sister. She is single, doesn't have kids living at home anymore, and is still able to breed in theory. After it happened at more than one event, she refused to attend anything without a date. EWWWW
 
2009-03-18 09:13:41 AM  
All my male cousins are smokin' hot. But they're also kind of dumb and in some cases downright skeevy.
 
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