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(Sun Sentinel)   Bad news for folks in the Deep South   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 121
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2013-07-06 06:56:54 PM  
Birth defects, also known as congenital abnormalities......

"It used to be birth defects. Now it's congenital abnormalities."
www.therichest.org
"Get the fark outta here."
 
2013-07-06 08:24:41 PM  
Cousins are too much like strangers for people in the South, subby.
 
2013-07-06 08:25:29 PM  
I thought we already knew this...didn't we already know this?
 
2013-07-06 08:31:16 PM  
No farking shiat!!!
Have you seen the royal family???
You don't get ears that big and teeth that long unless you cross an elephant with a badger!
Seriously, money that could help the poor become educated was put towards the biggest derp study in history.  Farking morons!
 
2013-07-06 09:00:02 PM  

Barfmaker: I thought we already knew this...didn't we already know this?


Some quarters apparently are more aware than others on this issue.

/In before offended southerners railing against unfair stereotypes and what not.
 
2013-07-06 09:22:01 PM  

quatchi: Barfmaker: I thought we already knew this...didn't we already know this?

Some quarters apparently are more aware than others on this issue.

/In before offended southerners railing against unfair stereotypes and what not.


My ex-husband and I couldn't stop ourselves from asking if the county clerk needed proof that we were related by blood before getting married.

/no, that's not the typo you're looking for
 
2013-07-06 09:22:38 PM  

Peki: quatchi: Barfmaker: I thought we already knew this...didn't we already know this?

Some quarters apparently are more aware than others on this issue.

/In before offended southerners railing against unfair stereotypes and what not.

My ex-husband and I couldn't stop ourselves from asking if the county clerk needed proof that we were related by blood before getting married.

/no, that's not the typo you're looking for


Gr. Important fact: I got married in Arkansas.
 
2013-07-06 10:33:57 PM  

Peki: My ex-husband and I couldn't stop ourselves from asking if the county clerk needed proof that we were related by blood before getting married.


LOL. You're terrible! The good type of terrible. Sounds like sommat I might do, You know, except for the whole 'getting married' part.
 
2013-07-06 10:54:26 PM  
Another article that likes to play with statistical reporting.
 
2013-07-06 10:56:01 PM  
img1.imagilive.com
 
2013-07-06 10:56:34 PM  
www.hearth.com

Obligatory
 
2013-07-06 10:56:37 PM  
Study is about a British town with a Pakistani community. Better make fun of the American South.
 
2013-07-06 10:56:56 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-06 10:57:11 PM  
I thought we called it the "Derp South" now
 
2013-07-06 10:57:12 PM  
Maeby?
 
2013-07-06 10:59:04 PM  
I think humanity is in for a huge leap forward soon, just because we are able to mix our genes globally.  It wasn't until air travel that it was really possible for some Spanish playa to vacation in Indonesia, dump a few gallons of DNA in the local lasses, and then jet home a week later.  If the best genes from both parents tend to win out, intermixing can only strengthen the herd.
 
2013-07-06 11:00:13 PM  
I thought this has been known since like forever.
 
2013-07-06 11:00:30 PM  
Worse news for Muslims.
 
2013-07-06 11:01:46 PM  

Ambitwistor: [img1.imagilive.com image 298x380]


Yep. They called him "Charles the Hexed."
 
2013-07-06 11:03:49 PM  
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Whew, good thing mom and dad weren't cousins...
 
2013-07-06 11:04:08 PM  
The Bush Family has no comment.
 
2013-07-06 11:05:59 PM  

jonny_q: Better make fun of the American South.


Agreed.
 
2013-07-06 11:07:01 PM  
Bad news for Pennsyltucky, too.
 
2013-07-06 11:08:09 PM  
Jebediah Springfield: People, our search is over! On this site we shall build a new town where we can worship freely, govern justly, and grow vast fields of hemp for making rope and blankets.

Shelbyville Manhattan: Yes! And marry our cousins.

Jebediah Springfield: I was- wha... what are you talking about, Shelbyville? Why would we want to marry our cousins?

Shelbyville Manhattan: Because they're so attractive. I... I thought that was the whole point of this journey.
 
2013-07-06 11:12:38 PM  
I was kind of shocked when I found out New York allows first cousins to marry.

As do 18 other states. What's up with that.
 
2013-07-06 11:13:09 PM  
"The most common problem that mothers over 40 have during pregnancy is the possibility of chromosomal malformations such as downs syndrome. A mother who is in her twenties has a one in 1,500 chance of having a baby with a condition such as downs syndrome. However, in a mother who is over 40 years of age this risk is higher. The potential of a mother over 40 having a baby is raised to one out of every 50, which is a high number considering just 10 or 20 years earlier, the risk was rather low."

http://voices.yahoo.com/the-risks-having-baby-after-40-5892530.htm l


In other news, having children past age 40 also increases the odds significantly of abnormalities and syndromes, but I would never make law that mothers over age 40 shouldn't be allowed to have children.

With regards to marrying cousins, the heart wants what the heart wants I always say.

/didn't marry a cousin
 
2013-07-06 11:14:04 PM  
www.motherjones.com
 
2013-07-06 11:14:52 PM  
They ran out of Goo Goo Clusters?

/ DRTFA
 
2013-07-06 11:18:50 PM  
womanstats.org
 
2013-07-06 11:24:09 PM  
I thought I read somewhere (probably here) that second or third cousins had the best genetic odds. Something about close enough for X, but different enough for Y. Or did I just make that up?

/no hot cousins
 
2013-07-06 11:24:10 PM  
The lack of new genetic into any group is dangerous. It's not specifically cousin couples that have a higher risk. It's  generationsof cousin couples that have a higher risk.
 
2013-07-06 11:26:29 PM  

ladyfortuna: I was kind of shocked when I found out New York allows first cousins to marry.

As do 18 other states. What's up with that.


What's wrong with that?
 
2013-07-06 11:29:28 PM  
Y'know, I really wish they'd specify first cousin. Second is still too close for comfort. Third is borderline. But once you get to fourth... eh. Whatever.

/Would not marry any sort of cousin
//Knowingly
///Slashies
 
2013-07-06 11:29:39 PM  
Little known fact:  The official motto of the Confederate States of America was "If you can't keep it in your pants, keep it in your family."
 
2013-07-06 11:29:59 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-06 11:32:09 PM  
So... are there a lot of (how should I say it?), "Count-to-Potato-Pakis" out there?
 
2013-07-06 11:32:13 PM  
Aside from the ignorant remarks already provided and this study, the problem is not cousin marriages per se. The occasional cousin (first or any) marriage is not a genetic problem. And if there is no defect to pass on, twice zero is zero. So much for the headline. It is the constant generation after generation of close marriages that magnify any genetic anomaly. The study population seems to be one of many generations of close relative marriage. In other words, they have reproduced much like the royalty of Europe, i.e. closed communities. Hapsburg chin anyone? Porphyria perhaps? So shove your Southern jokes where the sun don't shine.
 
2013-07-06 11:35:27 PM  

len470: Aside from the ignorant remarks already provided and this study, the problem is not cousin marriages per se. The occasional cousin (first or any) marriage is not a genetic problem. And if there is no defect to pass on, twice zero is zero. So much for the headline. It is the constant generation after generation of close marriages that magnify any genetic anomaly. The study population seems to be one of many generations of close relative marriage. In other words, they have reproduced much like the royalty of Europe, i.e. closed communities. Hapsburg chin anyone? Porphyria perhaps? So shove your Southern jokes where the sun don't shine.


And how many people are completely and totally devoid of genes with a defect?
 
2013-07-06 11:35:52 PM  
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Well [thank you] Mister Fancy Pants Ric Romero!
 
2013-07-06 11:38:40 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Maeby?


Call me.
 
2013-07-06 11:40:30 PM  

ladyfortuna: I was kind of shocked when I found out New York allows first cousins to marry.

As do 18 other states. What's up with that.


Like TFA says, it doesn't increase the risk of birth defects significantly and the overall risk is quite low.   People act as if such a child is guaranteed to be a monster.  It's far from so.

Besides, New York has very liberal abortion laws.
 
2013-07-06 11:46:51 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: Obligatory


Perfect! Lol
 
2013-07-06 11:48:43 PM  
What a myth. Us southerners only play doctor with our cousins before puberty.  After puberty hits, we just try to get in the pants of our friends' younger sisters, and the neighborhood tomboy.
 
2013-07-06 11:48:57 PM  

len470: Hapsburg chin anyone?


If they had kept it in the family, that wouldn't have been a problem. Didn't they get it from the Polish Piasts?
 
2013-07-06 11:49:33 PM  
MOCK26: And how many people are completely and totally devoid of genes with a defect?


Non Sequitur, Sirrah. Defect that matters, defect that takes five generations to manifest, defect that can be passed on. Basically the answer to your reposte is "so what?"    Ignoratio elenchi.
 
2013-07-06 11:49:42 PM  
Yes, Deep South states like New Jersey, Connecticut, Alaska...

www.themuslimtimes.org
 
2013-07-06 11:50:24 PM  

SBinRR: our cousins before puberty.  After puberty hits, we just try to get in the pants of our friends' younger sisters, and the neighborhood tomboy.


You are assuming that the three words aren't describing the same people.
 
2013-07-06 11:51:13 PM  

Canton: Y'know, I really wish they'd specify first cousin. Second is still too close for comfort. Third is borderline. But once you get to fourth... eh. Whatever.

/Would not marry any sort of cousin
//Knowingly
///Slashies


There is an Icelandic study that says 3rd cousins are actually less prone to inbreeding defects than people even less related than that.
 
2013-07-06 11:56:33 PM  

GGracie: No farking shiat!!!
Have you seen the royal family???
You don't get ears that big and teeth that long unless you cross an elephant with a badger!
Seriously, money that could help the poor become educated was put towards the biggest derp study in history.  Farking morons!


Hello, what do you do? You're a plumber? What on earth is that?
 
2013-07-06 11:56:45 PM  

Oldiron_79: Canton: Y'know, I really wish they'd specify first cousin. Second is still too close for comfort. Third is borderline. But once you get to fourth... eh. Whatever.

/Would not marry any sort of cousin
//Knowingly
///Slashies

There is an Icelandic study that says 3rd cousins are actually less prone to inbreeding defects than people even less related than that.




That may be what I was referring to upthread. Wasn't it a green light on here?
 
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