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LeftInTX

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Gender: Female
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
Number of posts: 11,307

About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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My reelected County Commissioner died on Thursday

It would have been his ninth term

He was very effective at what he did, but his declining health was interfering with his work, so I supported his opponent in the primary.

There were also rumors that his health was bad enough that he would not survive the next term.

Instead, he didn't even make it to the next term.

The County Commissioners Court will appoint a replacement until the next general election. I hope the replacement is his primary opponent or someone who is very competent.

He was in the job for so long that he was part of the "machine" and that is why he accomplished so much. Our municipal reps (mayor, city council) are all term limited, however County Commissioners Court is not. Commissioner Elizondo and long serving, Judge Nelson Wolff are the bedrock of many programs in Bexar County.

http://www.tpr.org/post/bexar-county-commissioner-paul-elizondo-dead-83

Do you have Rh-negative blood?

Did you know that you are the victim of one of the weirdest conspiracy theories.----EVER??? I'm Rh-negative. Had three kids. Got Rhogam and lived a normal life until I decided to Google Rh-negative blood.

It is hard to find any scientific articles within the piles of wooo wooo woooo beyond crazy.




My blood type is A negative. I've heard this can cause pregnancy issues, so I Googled "Rh-negative blood" and ran across a bunch of weirdo sites with "theories" about the origin of negative blood types and some online communities with seriously racist undertones. Where did all this crazy mythology surrounding blood types come from? —Katrina


That sure is some netherworld of dodgy disinfo you inadvertently spelunked into, Katrina—no place you’d want to find yourself without up-to-date antivirus software, an airtight pop-up blocker, and ideally a strong stomach. Many links concerning Rh-negative blood look kosher enough in your search results but when clicked release a flood of wide-eyed theories about ethnic migration, blood-type-based dating tips, and offers to trace your ancestry back to extraterrestrials, angels, or lizards.

Various stalwart rationalists, bless 'em all, have labored above and beyond to debunk this stuff. But I'll go out on a limb here and assume that none of my readers actually suspects some randy E.T. begat great-grandpa. Instead, as you say, the question is where these crypto-hematologists emerged from and what their deal is. On examination, they generally seem to be people who had certain theories about how the world worked long before they learned of Rh negativity. And then? Well, they smelled blood........

No one knows for sure: five magic words that will forever summon swarms of crackpots from dankest cyberspace. Some try to tell you that the children of the Nephilim, an antediluvian race of fallen angels and/or giants casually mentioned in Genesis, still walk among us—ye shall know them by their Rh-negative blood. Others will list the “reptilian” physical characteristics Rh-negative folks possess, including extra vertebrae and lower-than-normal body temperature. Yet others want to talk about the AB-negative blood supposedly found on the Shroud of Turin. But two major sets of opportunistic cranks stand out, each armed with their own theories about Rh negativity.


https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/columns/straight-dope/article/20832373/why-are-there-so-many-crazy-theories-about-negative-blood-types

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