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Anyone else find the "23andMe" advert creepy? (Vanity)
TV Advert ^ | me

Posted on 08/21/2013 8:40:43 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear

I have seen this running today on FOX and I think it's creepy. So you get a 'testing kit' and send it off to a lab??? To find out about myself?

(Excerpt) Read more at 23andMe.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 23andme; bigbrother; chromosomes; creepy; genetics

1 posted on 08/21/2013 8:40:43 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hannity has talked about it on his show.


2 posted on 08/21/2013 8:42:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I think it’s creepy that you would draw me to an advertisement. For no good reason.


3 posted on 08/21/2013 8:43:02 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Perdogg

Did he endorse it or criticize?


4 posted on 08/21/2013 8:43:49 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’ve done it for genealogical purposes at 3 places. I understand why some people might find it creepy though.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 8:44:04 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: DManA

Not a shill. Just found it very creepy. I’ll be damned if I’m sending my DNA to some ‘entity’ for ANOTHER damned database.


6 posted on 08/21/2013 8:46:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Willingly giving a DNA sample with the intent of it being analyzed?

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!?

I think I'll pass... but feel free to...


7 posted on 08/21/2013 8:51:45 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It’s good for people like me that were adopted and don’t know their genetic/family medical history.


8 posted on 08/21/2013 9:00:03 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: PghBaldy; RushIsMyTeddyBear

I too have tested with 23andMe for genealogical purposes. They are a legitimate company with thousands of satisfied customers, including me. I haven’t seen the ad so I can’t speak to it.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 9:03:08 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: TheRhinelander

That’s a really interesting point. I just always pose the ?...”Who has this info”.


10 posted on 08/21/2013 9:03:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

We did a cheek swab/DNA test for our dog to see what breeds he was comprised of. Similar?


11 posted on 08/21/2013 9:07:38 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yea and 132 years from now your clone will be here typing on free Republic.....


12 posted on 08/21/2013 9:07:59 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Rodamala

http://www.courant.com/health/connecticut/hc-breast-cancer-cigna-genetic-0820-20130819,0,4945970.story

[Cigna insurance balks at paying for DNA testing.]


13 posted on 08/21/2013 9:12:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He endorsed it


14 posted on 08/21/2013 9:13:01 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Rodamala

( : >)

PS - whats with that painting on your FR page?


15 posted on 08/21/2013 9:23:35 PM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, & Hillary Rotten Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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To: TheRhinelander
I am adopted as well.

I had the fortune to meet the biological parent, cousins, aunts, etc., contact was not established by me.

Although fascinating in an “heredity vs environment” context, I fail to see the point of knowing grandma had high blood pressure, or mom had cps.

Im living my life. Having a predisposition to anything has no place in it. Many things are “ in the blood” live well, live right, see your doctor once a year.

If your predisposed your predisposed,. Knowing it does not make it so, it just creates unnecessary worry. I've waited over 20 years for that high bp that runs in the bio family....no sight of it yet.

16 posted on 08/21/2013 9:26:15 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; All

Although I think that such technology is interesting, I’m not interested in it at this time. My concern is that this company makes customers aware of possible errors, and the ramifications of such errors, in their findings.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 9:38:20 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Yehuda

The painting sort of looks like a balding Cousin It, doesn’t it?


18 posted on 08/21/2013 9:41:12 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It is a wise thing to do if there are inherited diseases in your family.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 9:47:24 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: TheRhinelander
And like several studies have shown.. It does not matter in 99% of the situations in the world. And for most people knowing what their genes are as an absolute waste of the energy to even find out.

There are so many factors that affect a persons health and genes are but 1 in a million chance to be able to know what anyone might or might not have wrong. Besides genes there are switches that are different in everyone. Those switches can completely change what a gene may or may not do. Completely.

So just live your life and deal with what god gave you now. Make the best of today as you started it.
20 posted on 08/21/2013 9:50:32 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

What’s REALLY creepy are the Al Jazeera ads plastered all over piratically every TV show on every cable channel.


21 posted on 08/21/2013 9:54:55 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Amendment10

I would be interested, but not at $100 a pop.

I am of English/German/Irish heritage, but somehow ended up with O+ blood type. I’m curious as to whether there might be some American Indian genes in there, from back in the 17th Century, or ... who knows?


22 posted on 08/21/2013 9:55:35 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: VietVet

O+ doesn’t necessarily mean you have heritage in addition to the ones you listed.

O+ is a universal blood group found in all races.


23 posted on 08/21/2013 10:01:40 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Ever been to the "18AndMe" site?


24 posted on 08/21/2013 10:11:08 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I'm gettin a bit burned out on Jan from the Toyota commercials.

But she's still a billion times better than the most washed out hag in advertising history...
Put that cow out to pasture, puhleeeeeze!
25 posted on 08/21/2013 10:18:10 PM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: Yehuda; Slump Tester
Sasquatch IS something I haven't seen before!!!

Say goodbye to Sasquatch

26 posted on 08/21/2013 10:32:08 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: djf

I read somewhere long ago that of all people, it’s a 50-50 split on if they think Flo is hot or not.

I see your “not” vote and hereby nullify it with my “hot” vote.

Lookin’ good, Flo! (Lookin’ reeeal good.)


27 posted on 08/21/2013 10:37:46 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Slump Tester

Looks like Gore and ManBearPigfoot.


28 posted on 08/21/2013 10:39:20 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: djf

They need to flush Aunt Flo; there’s something unsanitary about her...maybe it’s the unnaturally red lips.


29 posted on 08/22/2013 12:07:19 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I agree. Also am I the only one who would like to stomp on that faggy sounding gecko?


30 posted on 08/22/2013 12:11:55 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: catfish1957

I’d like to feed that thing to the Roadrunner.


31 posted on 08/22/2013 12:17:17 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: PghBaldy

I had the opportunity to have my DNA checked for no charge at Ancestry.com. I was going to do it until I read the agreement, which gave them the right to use the information for any purpose and to change the purposes after the fact.


32 posted on 08/22/2013 4:00:49 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Yes, it is "creepy." Like most advertisements, designed to provoke an emotional response and by-pass critical thinking. It's also a product "bound to happen," perhaps even useful, if a bit premature.

Hopefully, such a broad ranging company, in search of a larger audience than academia and medical research, could reduce the cost of DNA-typing, if not the quality.

But, yes... the ad is, as you said, "creepy," catering to the religion of self-idolatry.

33 posted on 08/22/2013 6:21:16 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: James C. Bennett

True, but much less prevalent among western Europeans than Central Asians or some American Indians.


34 posted on 08/22/2013 9:38:38 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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