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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Numbernine

    Numbernine Well-Known Member

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    Just last nite I was fuming to my wife about this . I stepped aside while she stood on line for a movie and watched two women in a row do this . Blue Jasmine btw good movie . I looked over at my wife as this was transpiring and saw she had her cc in hand . Good girl.
     
  2. OldGeezer

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    A woman in my office is married to her first cousin. Hell, they had (and still have) the same last name. She sees nothing wrong with this. Today she is raising hell that inter-racial marriages should be against the law as it reduces intelligence of the offspring and is "dumbing down this great country."
     
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    quoted for an absolutely marvelous contribution to this thread
     
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    Indeed. Pretty strong post for a newbie. He's going to fit in well here.
     
  5. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    How old is this woman?
     
  6. Piobaire

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    I will assume this person raising hell about miscegenation is the VP of HR?

    Jon
     
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  7. OldGeezer

    OldGeezer Well-Known Member

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    mid 40's. Married at 18.
     
  8. HRoi

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    I don't get instagram
     
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  9. imatlas

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    Kentucky or Pakistan?
     
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  10. OldGeezer

    OldGeezer Well-Known Member

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    Kentucky or Pakistan?

    New Jersey. Go figure.
     
  11. HRoi

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    I can't fathom how you could marry a first cousin. My first cousins are like my sisters. But even if you're not that close, your parents are siblings, ffs
     
  12. Piobaire

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    Actually happened in a family from the small rural town I grew up in. Did not see them for years and years then bumped into them in 2010 when I was visiting home. Their kids look wonky.
     
  13. HRoi

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    I looked it up and cousin marriages are actually felonies in 24 US states
     
  14. MrG

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    But perfectly legal in almost all of the others, including the one in which you reside!
     
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    She is legend...
     
  16. Gibonius

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    I suppose only the act of marriage is illegal, not being married. Otherwise you could legally get married in one state, then be a felon by moving across state lines.
     
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    There is a theory that you don't have to prohibit something that doesn't happen anyway. You only outlaw something to stop people who keep trying it.
     
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    The Wikipedia article on the topic says "some" states recognize marriages that were performed in other states, so I wonder how that actually works. It could be that other states just don't recognize the marriage as valid, sort of like what's happening with gay marriage.
     
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  20. Douglas

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    I wouldn't be so fast to sell short on cousin love. If I had a cousin who was, say, one of the Playboy Girls Next Door, I would totally smash her, cousin or no.
     
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