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  • Thompson says he aims to bring country back to roots

    10/02/2007 8:04:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies · 886+ views
    The Marshalltown Times-Republican ^ | October 02, 2007 | Ryan Brinks
    Though America got where it is today by following a pattern of freedom and prosperity followed, Americans at a present political crossroads may be in danger of choosing instead a path that leads to inevitable demise, said Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson Monday in Marshalltown. Thompson, however, advocated adhering to the country’s foundational principles and doing what is right. “How often, when you do the right thing, it turns out to be good politics too?” he said to a full room at the Tremont on Main. At the core of his campaign, Thompson said he stands behind a federalism based...
  • Where Do The Finns Come From?

    09/26/2007 10:49:43 AM PDT · by blam · 104 replies · 2,636+ views
    Sydaby ^ | Christian Carpelan
    WHERE DO FINNS COME FROM? Not long ago, cytogenetic experts stirred up a controversy with their "ground-breaking" findings on the origins of the Finnish and Sami peoples. Cytogenetics is by no means a new tool in bioanthropological research, however. As early as the 1960s and '70s, Finnish researchers made the significant discovery that one quarter of the Finns' genetic stock is Siberian, and three quarters is European in origin. The Samis, however, are of different genetic stock: a mixture of distinctly western, but also eastern elements. If we examine the genetic links between the peoples of Europe, the Samis form...
  • To Africa, For Culture and Credits

    09/23/2007 7:03:30 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2007 | Karin Brulliard
    U.S.-Born Students Are Going Back to Their Family Roots As the first day of school approached this month, Brian Agugoesi, 13, packed his bags with pens..He also included Honeycomb cereal, which is impossible to get at his school, and tablets to fend off malaria...The Randallstown, Md., boy was packing for his second year at Grundtvig International Secondary School in...Nigeria, an institution that, according to its Web site, boasts a water borehole and "network of tarred roads" on a 10-hectare campus... Brian's parents, Rita and Charles Agugoesi, chuckled at that story on the recent eve of Brian's flight to Lagos. It...
  • African diaspora wants reparations for slavery

    08/28/2007 4:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies · 1,725+ views
    SABC News ^ | August 28, 2007 | Thami Dickson
    European and American countries that enslaved African people and scattered them in the African Diaspora should pay reparations for their slave crimes. This came out at the historic African Union (AU) conference in the Caribbean Island of Barbados, set to tackle the integration of the African Diaspora and the continent. Leading scholars, ambassadors and government ministers from Africa and beyond are examining economic relations and the responsibility of the slave masters in undoing the slave trade damage they inflicted on Africa and her Diaspora. With song and the beating of drums, the African people in the Diaspora of the Caribbean...
  • New Book Claims Merlin Had Scottish Roots

    08/27/2007 6:40:48 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,022+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-28-2007 | David Sapsted
    New book claims Merlin had Scottish roots By David Sapsted Last Updated: 1:52am BST 28/08/2007 Merlin the magician - hirsute confidant of King Arthur and the architect of Camelot - was, in fact, Scottish, according to a new book. The English, Welsh and French have laid claim to Merlin the magician Not only Scottish but, to be precise, hailing from Ardery Street, just off the Dumbarton Road, in the Partick area of Glasgow. While the English, Welsh and even the French have laid claim to the wizard with the peaked hat for centuries, this is the first time that anyone...
  • TV Icon Remains True to Military Roots

    06/11/2007 4:14:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 814+ views
    LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2007 – One of TV’s biggest names, Don Bellisario -- creator of “Magnum PI,” “JAG” and, most recently, “NCIS” -- credits his own Marine Corps experience with giving him the background he needed to break into the television industry. Actor Mark Harmon (right) joins other cast members on the “NCIS” set during the “Vanished” episode, in which a Marine Cobra helicopter is found abandoned in the middle of a mysterious crop circle in a Virginia cornfield. Don Bellisario, who created the program, said Defense Department support adds realism to the production. Photo by Danny Feld/CBS/Paramount,...
  • Richardson highlights Hispanic roots in formal campaign launch

    05/21/2007 10:01:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 405+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/21/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's strategy for winning the Democratic presidential nomination against better funded and more famous rivals includes a focus on his Hispanic roots and leadership of a Western state. That explains why he chose to officially launch his presidential campaign Monday in California, a state with newfound prominence in the 2008 campaign. Richardson is hoping changes to the primary calendar that give new clout to several states with large Hispanic populations can increase his chances of victory. Among those new powerhouses are Nevada, Florida and California, the most delegate-rich state which will hold a primary Feb. 5....
  • Genetic Roots Of Manic Depression Revealed

    05/07/2007 7:38:30 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 831+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-7-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Genetic roots of manic depression revealed By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 2:24am BST 08/05/2007 The genetic roots of bipolar disorder - manic depression - have been revealed by the first scan of the entire human genetic code, revealing a new target for treatments. Bipolar disorder affects one person in every 100 inducing mood changes from extremes of depression to irritation, elation and mania. However, the likelihood of developing the disorder, which usually occurs in young adults, depends in part on the combined, small effects of variations in many different genes in the brain, none of which is powerful...
  • Early Humans Dug For Food, Study Suggests

    05/02/2007 5:47:23 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 486+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-1-2007 | Ker Than
    Early Humans Dug for Food, Study Suggests Ker Than Staff Writer Tue May 1, 9:25 PM ET Early humans might have turned to plant roots and underground storage organs when fruit was scarce, a new study suggests. A 1999 analysis of teeth belonging to two species of hominids, Australopithecus aferensis and Paranthropus robustus, living 2 million years ago found chemical evidence that one-third of their diet consisted of grasses and sedges, or the meat of animals that ate such plants. The finding puzzled some scientists because the hominids had flat, thickly enameled molars best suited for chewing hard, brittle...
  • Video: the Custer legacy to US military history

    04/29/2007 10:18:18 AM PDT · by drzz · 3 replies · 650+ views
    Video ^ | 04/29/07 | drzz
    Here again, with the right link - the other was not right. The Custer legacy - Custer division in World War II, the 7th cavalry in Ia Drang and Baghdad, Custer's Civil War veterans... It's an American legacy.
  • Going back to [his] Roots (TV "Roots" sort of long).

    03/24/2007 1:10:58 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 67 replies · 1,411+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2007
    It's 30 years since the TV drama Roots first screened. The show had a profound impact on black people in the US and UK, recalls Kwame Kwei-Armah, right, who spoke to others about their memories of the programme.Thirty years ago I was an 11-year-old growing up in West London. One evening I sat down with my family to watch a new television programme called Roots. It was a moment that changed my life. By the end of the series I had told my mother that I would one day trace my heritage back to Africa and reclaim an ancestral...
  • Ancient DNA (Cheddar Man, Otzi, Etc)

    01/07/2007 5:11:17 PM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 4,697+ views
    To see the DNA results of some of the ancient people click here. You'll have to scan around to find this exact page but it contains many links of interest. A compilation of DNA haplotypes extracted from ancient remains Cheddar ManIn 1903, skeletal remains were found in a cave in Cheddar, England. The remains of a 23 year-old man, who was killed by a blow to the face, were discovered to be at least 9,000 years old. Ninety-four years after the discovery of "Cheddar Man", scientists were able to extract mitochondrial DNA from his tooth cavity. Name Haplo Haplotype Cheddar...
  • Roots Of Human Family Tree Are Shallow

    07/01/2006 4:12:22 PM PDT · by blam · 154 replies · 2,733+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-1-2006 | Matt Clenson
    Roots of Human Family Tree Are ShallowRoots of the Human Family Tree Are Remarkably Shallow - All Alive Today Share 1 Common Ancestor By MATT CRENSON AP National Writer Jul 1, 2006 (AP)— Whoever it was probably lived a few thousand years ago, somewhere in East Asia Taiwan, Malaysia and Siberia all are likely locations. He or she did nothing more remarkable than be born, live, have children and die. Yet this was the ancestor of every person now living on Earth the last person in history whose family tree branches out to touch all 6.5 billion people on the...

    05/08/2006 9:46:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Came to me via email
    Where It All Began The very thing which is now called the Christian religion existed among the ancients also, nor was it wanting]rom the inception if the human race until the coming if Christ in the flesh, at which point the true religion which was already in existence began to be called Christian. -ST. AUGUSTINE, Retractiones THIS ASTOUNDING STATEMENT by St. Augustine, one of the most brilliant thinkers in the earliest centuries of the Church, utterly refutes the traditional view that Christianity, though of obvious Jewish roots, virtually fell from the skies as a radically new, unique, all- surpassing religion...
  • The Metaphysics of Conservatism

    01/14/2006 4:02:45 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 15 replies · 588+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | January 12, 2006 | Edward Feser
    Richard M. Weaver’s Ideas Have Consequences, published in 1948, was among the founding documents of contemporary conservatism. The title phrase has become something of a cliché, and overuse has stripped it of the interesting meaning it once had. Nowadays most people assume that what Weaver was saying was that how we think is bound to affect how we act, and that the intellectual trends that prevail in a society will determine its moral and political character. To be sure, that was part of his meaning, but if that were all he had in mind his message would have been a...
  • Farm fresh Marine: After leaving his Amish roots, the Corps opened up a bright new world

    01/13/2006 5:34:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 1,673+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Dorian Gardner
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Jan. 13, 2006) -- The Marine Corps is a cornucopia of people. It's an array of black, white, brown, red and yellow, and its varied folk practice a plethora of religions. In the last year, two recruits, who happen to be brothers, came separately from perhaps the Corps' most uncommon origin - the Amish Order. "It's a very small world within the Amish community," said Pvt. Abner A. Miller, Platoon 1152. "Usually it's a 20-mile circle. We go as far as the horse and buggy take us." Miller grew up in a sheltered environment....
  • Study Traces Egyptians' Stone-Age Roots

    12/20/2005 10:27:54 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 928+ views
    World Science ^ | 12-17-2005
    Study traces Egyptians’ stone-age roots Dec. 17, 2005 Special to World Science Some 64 centuries ago, a prehistoric people of obscure origins farmed an area along Egypt’s Nile River. Barely out of the Stone Age, they produced simple but well-made pottery, jewelry and stone tools, and carefully buried their dead with ritual objects in apparent preparation for an afterlife. These items often included doll-like female figurines with exaggerated sexual features, thought to possibly symbolize rebirth. Details from a tomb painting from Hierakonpolis, from prehistoric Egypt's Naqada culture. A new study suggests the Naqada people, the earlier Badarians and the later...
  • The Roots Of Civilization Trace Back To ... Roots

    09/19/2005 3:25:13 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 775+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 9-19-2005 | Mark Cassutt
    Contact: Mark Cassutt 612-624-8038 University of Minnesota The roots of civilization trace back to ... roots MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL- About five to seven million years ago, when the lineage of humans and chimpanzees split, edible root plants similar to rutabagas and turnips may have been one of the reasons. According to research by anthropologists Greg Laden of the University of Minnesota and Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, the presence of fleshy underground storage organs like roots and tubers must have sustained our ancestors who left the rain forest to colonize the savannah. They have published their research in...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • The Nazi connection to Islamic terrorism - (excellent history!)

    07/24/2005 7:35:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 57 replies · 5,845+ views
    Chuck Morse's latest book, "The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism, Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini," provides the clearest, most incisive history of how Islamo-fascism and Jihad terrorism have become the dominant political philosophy in the Arab world. It is the untold story of how Nazism took root in the Islamic world through the untiring efforts of the mufti of Jerusalem, whose aim it was to destroy the Jews in Palestine. Morse writes: The Nazi Holocaust appears to have kicked into high gear on Nov. 25, 1941, during a Berlin meeting between the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini...