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Ran across this in our sunday paper and just about blew a gasket. They tell us not to be paranoid but...<br><br><a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/custom/space/orl-currydna05oct30,0,464811.story" target="_blank">http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...0,464811.story</a><br><br>
Read the whole thing through, it starts with a basketball player and then goes on to make big brother and george orwell look tame.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hammer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hammer"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Cuss.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cuss"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored">
 

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I am speechless with horror.<br><br><br>
I wonder if that makes me a less desireable employee.....
 

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DNA testing isn't going to prove current health. Yes, if he was required to have his heart health monitored I could see that for the job. I can see this for a few other jobs.<br><br>
This is horrible. Everyone has something genetically unpleasent about us.
 

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When you spend $65 million on an athlete, I believe the owner's do have a right for DNA testing.<br><br>
But for people who make under $65 million a year, no way!
 

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Would it not go against all the privacy laws now in place. I mean if someone has a predisposition to schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder then they could be refused jobs. I do not get how this guy claims that that is not discrimination just b/c someone will eventually fill the job. Doesn't make sense to me.
 

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That is just truly horrifying if it ever happens.
 

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He never said it's not discriminatory. He specifically says that it is but that's okay by him.<br><br>
I don't care if you are getting $6.5 million or $6.50/hour this is weird and scary. Don't give people a chance to succeed... if the odds are good they will fail, lets just cut to the chase, label them failures and get on with things!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When you spend $65 million on an athlete, I believe the owner's do have a right for DNA testing.<br><br>
But for people who make under $65 million a year, no way!</div>
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But that is how it always begins.<br><br>
I worked for a school district that drug tested everyone upon the commencement of employment and then randomly after that because ONE tenured teacher was caught snorting something in the classroom as the principal walked by - talk about timing!<br><br>
I HAD TO ENDURE the indignity of urinating into a cup because some one else was irresponsible! It was not my fault, but why did I have to do this...?<br><br>
As for DNA testing, I could already tell what I am at risk for since I cared for my Grandparents and Parents in their last days...cancer, diabetes, are killers, but some common sense and nutrition can lessen or negate them for me; we have been told for the last 40 years it is nurture, not nature, that helps people grow and form their ideas, and now science is going for the nature form to discriminate against our physical beings?
 

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ITA!
 

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Absolutely not in my lifetime if I can help it. That is absolutely horrifying and scarily something that I can see trying to happen.
 
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