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  • European genes altered by Black Death

    02/04/2014 9:45:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | February 4, 2014 | Stephanie Pappas
    The Black Death of the 14th century may be written into the DNA of survivors' descendants, new research finds. The study reveals that Roma people (sometimes known as gypsies, although this is considered a derogatory term) and white Europeans share alterations to their genetic code that occurred after the Roma settled in Europe from northwest India 1,000 years ago. The plague of the 1300s, which killed at least 75 million people, is a likely candidate for forcing this evolutionary change. "We show that there are some immune receptors that are clearly influenced by evolution in Europe and not in northwest...
  • KOSOVO - a land being Islamized by the United States, NATO and United Nations.

    10/06/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies ^ | October 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Since World War Two you have had three major conflicts in the Balkans involving Orthodox Christian communities and Islamic communities; this applies to Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo respectively. On all three occasions the United States supported the followers of Islam and maybe one day the same will happen to Orthodox Christians in Macedonia? Yet unlike the large Christian communities of Bosnia and Cyprus, it is the land of Kosovo which is being Islamized and Albanianized under NATO, the UN, and other international institutions who are meant to be neutral. The media in the West is once more turning a 'blind...
  • Perry’s Entitlement Problem: Wait till voters find out that he advocated dismantling Social Security

    08/12/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/12/2011 | Andrew Romano
    Rick Perry kicks off his campaign tomorrow, but is he electable? In an interview last fall, the Texas governor advocated dismantling Medicare and Social Security. For months, Republicans have complained about their choices in the 2012 presidential race. Mitt Romney seems unprincipled, they’ve said. Michele Bachmann is too flimsy. Tim Pawlenty looks fine on paper, but in person, not so much. And Newt Gingrich is just plain erratic. But now disaffected conservatives think they’ve found their man. His name? Rick Perry. This weekend, while most of the field focuses on the Ames, Iowa straw poll, the three-plus-term Texas governor will...
  • Romany Gypsies Came Out Of India

    09/06/2004 3:51:50 PM PDT · by blam · 113 replies · 5,289+ views
    ABC Science News ^ | 9-6-2004 | Anna Salleh
    Romany Gypsies came out of India Anna Salleh ABC Science Online Monday, 6 September 2004 A Romany woman dances in downtown Prague during the third annual Khamoro Festival of Roma music and culture (Image: Reuters/Petr Josek) Legend has it that European Gypsies came from Egypt but a new genetic study has shown they came from a small population that emerged from ancestors in India around 1000 years ago. The research, by Professor Luba Kalaydjieva of the University of Western Australia and team, looked at the origins of eight to 10 million people in Europe commonly known as Gypsies. Roma, Romani...
  • Czech Orthodox Church ordains Romany priest

    02/14/2003 11:01:47 AM PST · by Destro · 13 replies · 299+ views ^ | February 12, 2003 | Mindy Kay Bricker
    Orthodox Church ordains Romany priestThe Rev. David Dudas celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St. Anna's Church in Plzen (Pilsen). Plzen man is first Rom in the country to be named to priesthood By Mindy Kay Bricker Staff Writer, The Prague Post (February 12, 2003) The Rev. Jan Polansky was impressed by the 13-year-old who walked into the Orthodox church of St. Anna in Plzen (Pilsen) one Sunday morning in 1993. Living in a society in which the Romany, or Gypsy, community usually does not mix with the ethnic Czech one, Polansky naturally noticed the boy's dark complexion. But skin color...