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CindyDale Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 03:38 PM
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33. I can understand how someone might come up with such an idea
Edited on Sat Feb-26-05 03:40 PM by CindyDale
but I honestly don't believe that genetics have much to do with this. Actually, most Americans are descended from royalty:

and you have to do very close inbreeding to increase significantly your chances of inherited disorders:

I'm not saying people should run out and marry their cousins, but unless the gene pool of a group is very limited, it won't have a huge effect.
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  -Do you think the middle class is shrinking? holiday  Feb-26-05 08:58 AM   #0 
  - Millions are brainwashed by Jesus  The Zanti Regent   Feb-26-05 09:03 AM   #1 
  - jesus? don`t blame him,  madrchsod   Feb-26-05 09:49 AM   # 
  - Wanna bet?  The Zanti Regent   Feb-26-05 10:49 AM   #20 
     - Oh, dear kid, I am so sorry for your loss...  DARE to HOPE   Feb-26-05 11:18 AM   #22 
     - I wish I could believe you about churches.  The Zanti Regent   Feb-26-05 05:33 PM   #42 
        - How awful  FreedomAngel82   Feb-27-05 11:32 AM   #48 
     - No I'm afraid you are wrong...this is what people do to Jesus; continue  lonestarnot   Feb-26-05 11:21 AM   #23 
     - For you...  ultraist   Feb-26-05 04:35 PM   #35 
  - I disagree. It's Satan, pretending to be Jesus, who is brainwashing.  w4rma   Feb-26-05 04:55 PM   #40 
  - I see the fruit of Christianity  The Zanti Regent   Feb-26-05 05:44 PM   #43 
  - Oh, dear Zanti, how your pain pierces my heart...  DARE to HOPE   Feb-26-05 08:00 PM   #45 
  - I feel the same way about the Jesus freak Bible thumpers  ultraist   Feb-27-05 03:50 PM   #57 
  - Exactly  FreedomAngel82   Feb-27-05 11:34 AM   #49 
  - Please don't blame Jesus  FreedomAngel82   Feb-27-05 11:29 AM   #47 
  - They sure are. I've often heard the numbers on  Stirk   Feb-28-05 11:33 AM   #65 
  - By looking at job listings online and in the paper  Nikia   Feb-26-05 09:04 AM   #2 
  - most jobs are filled by personal reference.  stevebreeze   Feb-26-05 09:20 AM   #11 
  - The middle class is more than shrinking, it's being destroyed.  Stop_the_War   Feb-26-05 09:05 AM   #3 
  - The Downward Spiral- From Middle-Class To Poverty  spikesmom   Feb-26-05 09:40 AM   #13 
  - That's true, the USCB income stats prove it  ultraist   Feb-26-05 04:37 PM   #36 
     - Another thing to do  FreedomAngel82   Feb-27-05 11:37 AM   #50 
  - Yep. It's empirically provable.  TahitiNut   Feb-26-05 09:49 AM   #15 
     - It sure is. You can use the GINI or the Income Tables.  JanMichael   Feb-26-05 11:09 AM   #21 
     - I understand, but ...  TahitiNut   Feb-26-05 03:34 PM   #32 
        - I'm familiar with the 2nd graph. My point was that not all people are.  JanMichael   Feb-27-05 11:28 AM   #46 
     - It's even WORSE now than it was in 2001 , chart is dated  ultraist   Feb-26-05 04:38 PM   #37 
        - I agree. The 2002 numbers will be available next month.  TahitiNut   Feb-26-05 04:58 PM   #41 
           - Hard to tell from the size of the graph  Blue Wally   Feb-27-05 02:07 PM   #55 
              - Peaked at 0.429 in 1993, then at 0.435 in 2001.  TahitiNut   Feb-27-05 03:39 PM   #56 
                 - Hmmmmm  Blue Wally   Feb-27-05 03:53 PM   #58 
                    - Here ya go ...  TahitiNut   Feb-27-05 04:07 PM   #59 
                       - Bottom line  Blue Wally   Feb-27-05 04:17 PM   #61 
                          - Nonsense. That's about 80% circular reasoning and 20% hogwash.  TahitiNut   Feb-27-05 05:05 PM   #62 
                             - How do you define "good times"??  Blue Wally   Feb-28-05 09:59 AM   #63 
  - Easy ?> YES n/t  NicRic   Feb-26-05 09:10 AM   #4 
  - Your friend probably hasn't thought things through to their logical  cornermouse   Feb-26-05 09:10 AM   #5 
  - The middle class has been thrust into working class economics  Warpy   Feb-26-05 09:10 AM   #6 
  - The rich just have a more sophisticated and less transparent way  BlueEyedSon   Feb-26-05 09:13 AM   #7 
  - in economic news just this week or two  stevebreeze   Feb-26-05 09:17 AM   #8 
  - IMO, the middle class is under attack  CindyDale   Feb-26-05 09:18 AM   #9 
  - Socialism..  solinvictus   Feb-26-05 09:19 AM   #10 
  - I'm always amazed at people who are so against government  CrispyQGirl   Feb-26-05 09:25 AM   #12 
  - I'm amazed at  FreedomAngel82   Feb-27-05 11:43 AM   #51 
  - As long as you have a Credit Card, you're "Middle Class"...  BiggJawn   Feb-26-05 09:42 AM   #14 
  - Sinclair's "The Jungle"  me b zola   Feb-26-05 11:28 AM   #25 
     - If they don't focus on the ratshit on the hams, they might.  BiggJawn   Feb-26-05 12:01 PM   #28 
  - i am making less than i did in 1979  madrchsod   Feb-26-05 09:54 AM   #16 
  - According to Reaganomics  yella_dawg   Feb-26-05 10:01 AM   #17 
  - This gang is determined to use up the dwindling pool as  CindyDale   Feb-26-05 10:20 AM   #18 
  - Yes, the middle class is shrinking.  bush_is_wacko   Feb-26-05 10:39 AM   #19 
  - Didn't I lately see something re shrink wrapping of large decomposing  lonestarnot   Feb-26-05 11:22 AM   #24 
     - shrink wrapping  me b zola   Feb-26-05 11:35 AM   #26 
        - Long thread here at DU...ask mods...n/t  lonestarnot   Feb-26-05 11:45 AM   #27 
           - I missed this. If you find out anything please post it. I would be  bush_is_wacko   Feb-26-05 12:37 PM   #31 
              - I can understand how someone might come up with such an idea  CindyDale   Feb-26-05 03:38 PM   #33 
                 - I have heard this line of thinking as well. I think there is a fine line  bush_is_wacko   Feb-26-05 04:33 PM   #34 
  - it's about 20% to 25% smaller than it was in 2000  leftofthedial   Feb-26-05 12:05 PM   #29 
  - Not doubting your numbers, but...  ultraist   Feb-26-05 04:42 PM   #38 
  - It has been shrinking since the late 70s or early 80s at least...  UdoKier   Feb-26-05 12:13 PM   #30 
  - The upper middle class are not "wealthy"  ultraist   Feb-26-05 04:46 PM   #39 
     - I really couldn't care less how economists define middle class.  UdoKier   Feb-26-05 06:38 PM   #44 
        - if you make 75k and and you live modestly  natrat   Feb-27-05 11:52 AM   #52 
        - I make $25K in San Francisco  UdoKier   Feb-27-05 01:42 PM   #53 
        - No, other people may choose to use the REAL definitions, not yours  ultraist   Feb-27-05 04:07 PM   #60 
           - The definitions economists use are NOT consistent.  UdoKier   Feb-28-05 11:13 AM   #64 
  - I was recently booted from that middle class...  Kazak   Feb-27-05 01:58 PM   #54 
  - Shrinking? Of course  independentchristian   Feb-28-05 06:13 PM   #66 

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