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  •  I've noticed that younger (1+ / 0-)
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    Ray Radlein

    people seem less bothered by this than older folks, although I'm generalizing greatly here.

    did anyone else get the creeps when people from the polygamous compound were swabbed for DNA as a first order of business?

    •  Well, not really... (0+ / 0-)

      because without that information there is no way CPS can know for sure who is kin to whom...something a court might like to know as it awards custody to minor children.  There is nothing more damaging to a child that to award a child to an adult who is NOT a parent AND the real parent sent away childless!  

      ...Former candidate for Congress.

      by Steve Love on Thu May 01, 2008 at 12:52:21 PM PDT

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      •  oh, I know all that. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm aware of the rationale.  I'm just not convinced it was handled in the best way for the children.

        •  Well, we might not be far apart on that but... (0+ / 0-)

          if ever there was a damned if you do and damned if you don't case this is one.  I'm just glad I don't have to make that call.  :-(

          ...Former candidate for Congress.

          by Steve Love on Thu May 01, 2008 at 11:31:43 PM PDT

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