May 31, 2018 5:41 a.m.
My mom's Paternal side has a dark secret of my direct line Grandfathers having an affair with his slave who became my direct line Grandmother of several generations. Ancestry I believed would help me identify her and where her lineage comes from. There are also relatives who have done work on other lines connecting me to Native American Indians and to Arabian Sheikhs. When I got my results, Ancestry came up negative on all counts leading me to believe my relatives messed up our genealogy, but confused me on the dark family secret. I then did 23andme's Maternal and Paternal test to find my origins, but obtained the answers that Ancestry failed to reveal. All these connections are not on my Maternal or Paternal lines, but 23andme found the markers to confirm these connections and identified that this Grandmother was from West Africa.
However I must state that I'm concerned with 23andme asking psychological questions. DNA results are hard science and for the company to mix it with pseudo-science disturbed me. But they do much better in revealing my health and any potential health problems. I'm glad my Dr & especially my health insurance don't get access to my DNA.
May 31, 2018 6:15 a.m.
Disney's ABC CO showed his true character of virtue by putting morality and humanity over money and complicity with immorality and inhumanity. Caputo likewise is demonstrating his true character which is the antithesis. It is our civic duty to denounce anyone or any group who promote and enact any and all forms of humanitarian hatred. Freedom of Speech is not a free pass for hate speech, for hate speech when allowed, tolerated and accepted, then implemented, violates other Constitutional rights of others victimized by the hate speech. Learn from history; do not repeat it.
May 31, 2018 7:00 a.m.
The housing market is run on profit and as such there will naturally be human casualties. UT's government follows the national pattern in promoting corporate profit above citizen's right to a life elevated. This has resulted in segregated communities between the rich and the poor; the rich living in brand new developments and the poor forced to settle for old and rundown buildings. Businesses get away with paying employees less than a basic living and when forced to raise wages, raise the costs of their products to compensate and put us back to where we were.
Anyone can design affordable housing, I, myself, have done it; but under a capitalist or a debt-based (which is what we actually are) economy it is not profitable, naturally. This is why Utahans refused the new shelters in their communities because they would lower the value of their homes and present an "undesirable element" in their cities, it's the same with affordable housing.
And, no, I'm not promoting socialism which is also a failed economic system. I promote a system that is Constitutionally based on human rights to basic needs and wants, but this does not support a profit-based economic system or government.
May 31, 2018 7:17 a.m.
If there's one thing we should have learned as a new nation it is that Party government eventually fails the people. When one Party dominates over others (the other) there is no longer a check and balance between the Branches. The most frustrating thing to hear Americans say during a corrupt Party's reign is their threats to use their vote in the next Election to put in the opposing Party. Now we've come to the point where we realize that that is also not working, so now Americans are promoting diversity as the solution. Abuse of power is abuse of power regardless of which diversity group you belong to. Our Constitution has no provisions for Party groups or Ticket Candidates, thus no Primary Elections. The reason why is that Democracy is a failed system. Democracy is a system where the majority rule and the minority are discriminated from equal rights. Thus, our Founding Fathers, in Articles IV & VI established a Constitutional Republic with independent representatives in Congress to keep the independent Executive in check and remove him/her immediately when abusing the office, so that the nation is not subjected to further abuse until the next Election if the majority votes it.
May 31, 2018 6:01 a.m.
The 1st Amendment is not a free pass for religions to commit crimes or restrict Americans from other Constitutional rights. As a religion it is allowed to set the standards for membership as long as it does not violate the Constitution. But as history attests to, when a Church compels adherence to the Church over Deity or claims that adherence to Church is equivalent to adherence to Deity you lose member interest and when such Church is the dominant religion of the State or the State's Official Religion as a Government entity it becomes authoritarian with brainwashed slaves worshiping a deified idol, instead of a medium to lead members to God, who are desiring communion with that Deity.
May 31, 2018 6:33 a.m.
This is proof that we should pay more taxes to hire more police to perform daily traffic inspection stops everywhere in Utah 24/7, coming in, going out, and within, including daily inspections of every residence for our protection. I knew a Police State Government was more effective in controlling human behavior and ensuring our safety than a so-called adherence to some outdated document claiming Liberty and Justice for all. What did they know about running a new nation? I heard they were wanted from (for) Conspiratorial Treason against Britain's King George for some kind of Tea Party in Boston and a rebellion with some Declaration of Independence. Traitors! If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to hide.