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I found this fascinating study that suggests chimerism is much more prevelent

than we thought and also can explain why some people are homosexual or transgendered.

First I do not know how well this is accepted; if it even accepted and it is from about 10 years ago. But I have read about people who have two different genomes in their bodies and we really have no idea how many people that happens to. There was one story of a woman whose children came out with different DNA than they "should have" as her children.

And please, this is just information. I am not trying to be insulting to anyone and I sincerely hope this information is not insulting. I identify as a bisexual woman and I have no idea how I came to be bisexual. It would be interesting to find out though.

Here is a definition of microchimerism - "Microchimerism is defined as the presence of two genetically distinct cell populations in the same individual. It can arise from several causes including the bidirectional transfer of cells between mother and fetus during pregnancy, twin-to-twin transfer in utero, from organ transplantation, and blood transfusion."

Chimera - "A genetic chimerism or chimera (/kaɪˈmɪərə/ ky-MEER-ə or /kɪˈmɪərə/ kə-MEER-ə, also spelled chimaera or chimæra) is a single organism composed of cells with more than one distinct genotype. In animals, this means an individual derived from two or more zygotes, which can include possessing blood cells of different blood types, subtle variations in form (phenotype) and, if the zygotes were of differing sexes, then even the possession of both female and male sex organs[1] (this is just one of many different phenomena that may result in intersexuality). Animal chimeras are produced by the merger of multiple fertilized eggs."

Brian P Hanley


I present literature evidence that suggests that human chimerism may be quite common, occurring in between 5% and 15% of people. Chimerism has been believed to be rare because it usually presents without visible phenotype. In addition to the documented occurrence of dual gender macrochimeras with true hermaphrodite phenotype, there are reports of the occurrence of other natural human macrochimeras. The literature reviewed in this paper suggests that such macrochimerism is much more common than usually appreciated. Chimerism occurs in a patchy manner, with male cells outgrowing female in macrochimerism causing the majority to be phenotypically male. The literature also suggests that the sex of nervous system tissue is the primary determinant in higher animals of sexual attraction. From this, the existence of human macrochimeras in which large proportions of cells are male and female is predicted to have a correlation with homosexuality and transgender self-identification because in many such cases, the central nervous system, or crucial parts of it, will be of one sex and the gonads and body form will be of the opposite sex. I describe experiments to further clarify this hypothesis, which can also have potential benefit beyond this specific question.


This old man really knows what is going on


My ailing father - 93 years old, a victim & defeater of Nazism, a right-wing Orthodox Jew - was asked by the physician in the emergency room, seeking to ascertain his cognitive state:

"Who's the President?"

My dad: "You don't want to know".

Jeez, I love my dad.

LeeAnn Tweeden should be investigated for groping men on stage


Now that Al Franken is resigning for groping @LeeannTweeden...

Can we also fire @LeeannTweeden for the numerous sexual assaults she's committed?

Sexual assault against men is still sexual assault.

Don't ignore male victims.

Dog loves 101 Dalmations


Considering the unconstitutional way the tax bill went through is it possible for a judge to step

in and nullify it?

The states can Trump Trump's pardons

The States Can Trump Trump’s Pardons: State Prosecutions for Money Laundering, Hacking Conspiracy, Tax Fraud, and More By Jed Shugerman

...... the states and the federal government have overlapping but separate sovereignty, and each can bring their own prosecutions for the same acts as long as those acts violate both federal and state law. For example, in the Rodney King case, police officers were found not guilty in California state court, but they were later convicted in federal court for federal crimes that covered the same set of acts....."

(I've only copied the crimes mentioned and not the explanations of what they are and how they apply to the Trump cabal's activities)

II. Possible state crimes

1. Tax fraud.

2. Money laundering

3. Conspiracy in Computer Hacking (and Stolen Property)

4. Conspiracy to Violate Privacy:

5. Loan fraud and mortgage fraud

6. Quo Warranto powers - ....... Every state attorney general has the power to investigate “ultra vires” wrongdoing by corporations in their state and to dissolve those corporations, as a modern extension of the English “quo warranto” writ. Delaware and New York can investigate the Trump Organization for emoluments, as the Trump Organization is incorporated in those states.

7. Witness tampering and obstruction of justice:


The GOP tax scam has a "person-hood" bit that furthers their attempts at anti-woman and anti-choice

On page 93 of the “tax bill” Republicans are trying to redefine what constitutes an unborn child as the moment of conception. The tax code is no place to slip in something that could be used to outlaw abortion. A yes vote on this is anti-women & anti-choice.


From Snopes.com regarding this: Thanks to still_one


Placing this language in the bill is a strategic political effort that further highlights an escalating trend and effort to constrain and curtail full reproductive health and rights of American women. […] The term used in the bill, “unborn,” is not a medical or scientific distinction, but a political one. Politicians are now seeking to grant the “unborn” legal rights, but primarily in relation only to women. […]

Substantively, these efforts not only seek to grant legal rights and identities to embryos and fetuses, but they also seek to frame a conflict of interest between women, endowed with constitutional rights, and an embryo or fetus such that legislators will claim there is no difference in the legal status between a pregnant woman and fetus.

Rethugs are destroying themselves by voting for Roy Moore. I'm OK with that.

This article is a bit long but it describes how Alabama will have such a hard time living this whole Roy Moore thing down and how it will put their party in such jeopardy if he wins. He is kind of like a virus that will make them all sick.

I'm really OK with all of it.



This is a man who has said that homosexuality should be a crime.

This is a man who has said that the state should use "the power of the sword" to keep gay parents from raising children.

This is a man who has said that Islam is not a religion and that the First Amendment does not apply to any religion but his brand of Christianity.

This is a man who has argued that a duly elected congressman should not be allowed to take office because he is a Muslim.

This is a man who's used his nonprofit to put money in his own pocket.

This is a man who said he is more akin than he might have known to Vladimir Putin.

And the list goes on, and gets longer with each passing day.

But one thing is certain: If elected to the the Senate, this is not a man who will disappear until this next election. He will use that new platform to preach his message every opportunity he gets. And cable TV news shows will be more than eager to give it to him, because every time he blathers something hateful or embarrassing, they'll then get to weaponize that and use it against other Republicans running for other offices.

Roy Moore would be poison for the national Republican Party, and I'm tempted to let them drink it.

Cross post from General about Rubio that I hopes gets repeated during his next campaign!

"Many argue that you can’t cut taxes because it will drive up the deficit. But we have to do two things. We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future,” the senator said. "

What Rubio said needs to be repeated, repeatedly during his next campaign. He wants to cut SS and Medicare and he is from a state that has one of the highest number of people on SS and Medicare in the country.

There should be no reason he is elected again.

I'm bookmarking. I hope other Floridians do too. And remember it when he runs again.

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