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Offline Donato

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I know about 10 people (including one of my cousins) who had gotten these bogus DNA tests done.....anyone want to guess what they all had in common ????

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 02:33:49 PM »
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  • Its not that hard to figure out


    Offline Donato

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    « Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 04:18:08 PM »
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  • Everyone is part Ashkenazi jew LOL

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    « Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 08:24:32 PM »
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    Everyone is part Ashkenazi jew LOL


    Yep, everyone's a member of the tribe.

    I had a cousin by marriage do it recently who found out she is 2% Jewish.

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    « Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 09:25:31 PM »
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  • I did that.  I'm mostly English, with a 4th of German, 8th Scottish.  I could also have a hint of French.  

    But no Jew blood in my veins, which is ironic considering my pen name is Jewish, and people keep calling me a Zionist.
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    « Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 09:58:15 PM »
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  • Fascinating! How's the test done? Do you have to prick yourself and drip onto blotting paper... or what?

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    « Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 10:43:29 PM »
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    Fascinating! How's the test done? Do you have to prick yourself and drip onto blotting paper... or what?


    A cotton swab of the inside of your cheek.  99 bucks.
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    « Reply #7 on: February 09, 2017, 11:25:23 PM »
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  • Quote from: Donato
    I know about 10 people (including one of my cousins) who had gotten these bogus DNA tests done.....anyone want to guess what they all had in common ????

     :roll-laugh2:


    I would dispute the fact that DNA testing is "bogus".  The solid part of it is who you match  that is showing gene matches that are big enough to indicate there is some common material.

    Now, the idea of "ethnicity" is a whole different thing. The ethnicity guesses can be helpful, but the results are keyed off of an algorithm that is part true and part conjecture.  There are quite a few of these modeling ideas. Some are better and some are worse.  

    DNA testing (there are several different kinds of tests) has found a substantial number of matches for me--real people that most certainly existed and are buttressed by thoroughly researched and cited "paper" tree showing the facts.  

    Unfortunately, some people pay good money to receive  an ethnicity possibility that is fairly useless  without facts that are being research.

    Unfortunately No. 2: Ancestry for a long time has loaded their ethnicity prediction into a model that seems to spit out a Jewish ancestor on an unbelievably large number of tests.  Is it a fix? Why of course it is!  



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    « Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 11:39:22 PM »
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    Everyone is part Ashkenazi jew LOL


    Maybe if everyone in your family is part Jewish then maybe you are descended from a converso. I think you should take a lesson form this persons search for union with God and try to live in communion with Christ and his Church.  

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    « Reply #9 on: February 10, 2017, 12:23:26 AM »
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    Everyone is part Ashkenazi jew LOL


    Maybe if everyone in your family is part Jewish then maybe you are descended from a converso. I think you should take a lesson form this persons search for union with God and try to live in communion with Christ and his Church.  



    Yeah, maybe you should as well.....

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    « Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 04:41:21 AM »
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    Everyone is part Ashkenazi jew LOL


    LOL
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    « Reply #11 on: February 10, 2017, 05:37:52 AM »
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  • Biometric data-mining.

    Stay clear from that ruse.
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    « Reply #12 on: February 10, 2017, 08:30:53 AM »
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    Biometric data-mining.

    Stay clear from that ruse.


    Uh, what? I don't understand.
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    « Reply #13 on: February 10, 2017, 10:44:41 AM »
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  • Quote from: LaramieHirsch (Feb 09, 2017, 11:43 pm)
    Quote from: Nadir (Feb 09, 2017, 10:58 pm) (but text in blue italics was inserted)
    How's the test done?   Do you have to prick yourself and drip [your own blood] onto blotting paper or what?

    A cotton swab of the inside of your cheek.  99 bucks.

    Ah!  What you bleed is US$99!

    Quote from: Croix de Fer (Feb 10, 2017, 6:37 am)
    Biometric data-mining.  Stay clear from that ruse.

    I'd call it "data-gathering", on the principle that one can't mine such data until after it's been gathered.

    And I'd call it "genetic" data; altho' at least 1 readily available definition of "biometric" allows it.  I think it's inappropriate to broaden the notion of "biometric" to include data that's invasively gathered, especially when there's a well-known distinct adjective for it.

    Really, "ruse" isn't strong enough a word at all; I'd call it a scam": Each customer is paying a profit-seeking organization nearly $100 to give away their personal genetic data.  Apparently it never occured to the customers that it's among the most private data that can be obtained about them, and it's among the personal data that can't be changed if circumstances make it a disadvantage.

    Quote from: www.ancestry.com (Feb 10, 2017, forenoon)
    After all, your family story is the story that leads to you.

    Whoooa!   How 'bout that for an example of "hiding in plain sight"!?

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    « Reply #14 on: February 10, 2017, 11:48:38 AM »
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