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  • First ancient DNA from mainland Finland reveals origins of Siberian ancestry in region

    03/02/2019 1:21:42 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | Max Planck Institute
    Researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Helsinki have analyzed the first ancient DNA from mainland Finland. As described in Nature Communications, ancient DNA was extracted from bones and teeth from a 3,500 year-old burial on the Kola Peninsula, Russia, and a 1,500 year-old water burial in Finland. The results reveal the possible path along which ancient people from Siberia spread to Finland and Northwestern Russia. Researchers found the earliest evidence of Siberian ancestry in Fennoscandia in a population inhabiting the Kola Peninsula, in Northwestern Russia, dating to around 4,000 years ago. This...
  • Scientists found common genes in different peoples of the Ural language family

    10/18/2018 10:45:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 15, 2018 | AKSON Russian Science Communication Association
    The Ural family languages are the third after Indo-European and Turkic most common in Northern Eurasia. According to linguists, the Ural family languages were built from a single proto-language 6000-4000 years old, which was divided into two large branches: Finno-Ugric and Samoyed languages. Ural-speaking peoples live on giant territories from Baltics to West Syberia and include Finns and Estonians, Karelians and Hungarians, Mordovian Erzya and Moksha, West Siberian Khanty and Mansi, Nenets and others. Do this different peoples share common roots and biological history? And how did these related languages spread over such a wide territory? This questions are addressed...
  • Meanwhile, There's A War On

    01/12/2006 4:15:22 AM PST · by saveliberty · 45 replies · 1,082+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | 1/11/2006 | John Hinderaker
    Meanwhile, There's A War On by John HinderakerWe noted here the mysteriously under-covered story of the three would-be terrorists who were arrested in Italy after vowing to launch an attack on America that would dwarf September 11. A reader sent us a link to this article, which has more: The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely...
  • Mysterious Stone Labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky Island

    02/19/2018 4:40:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Weird Russia ^ | 2015 | unattributed
    Exact purpose of these ancient stone constructions is unknown. The main assumption is that they, perhaps, symbolized a border between the world we live in and the world of spirits. Labyrinths were used for rituals to help souls to cross over to the other world. Other hypothesis is that labyrinths, perhaps, served as fishing traps. However, the major flaw in this argument is that many labyrinths have been found inland throughout the world... After entering a labyrinth and circle several times around the center, you leave it through the same entrance. Just after several turns it becomes unclear how much...
  • Norway's new government criticized for lack of diversity

    01/22/2018 8:02:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 19 January 2018 18:20 CET+01:00
    The Norwegian Center Against Racism has criticized Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s newly-formed cabinet for failing to “reflect the population”. Rune Berglund Steen, who is head of the NGO, also said the lack of diversity represented a “democratic problem”. “Even Trump’s government has more people with minority ethnic backgrounds than the Norwegian [government],” Steen, who was speaking to broadcaster NRK, said. Among the 68 ministers and secretaries presented by Solberg as she unveiled the new government on Wednesday, only two appear to be of minority background, according to NRK — State Secretary Anne Karin Olli, who is of indigenous Sami heritage,...
  • Austin-Based Hizballah-Linked Nightclub Owners Convicted

    10/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    SNIPPET: "Actually, two have been convicted by a jury for using their nightclubs to launder the proceeds of drug and weapons deals, one was acquitted of money laundering but has pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge, and one of those convicted of money laundering has now been charged with tax evasion. And that's not to mention the failure to pay state liquor taxes and fees, the unsolved murder of a one-time business partner, and various immigration-related issues. Money was transferred in to a relative and known Hizballah operative in Lebanon, and there are strong ties to the Lebanese expat...
  • Mystical marks in virgin forest explained

    07/04/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 48 replies
    Science Nordic (?!?) ^ | June 27, 2012 | Nina Kristiansen
    During a recent mapping of the rare virgin forest in and around the Øvre Dividalen National Park in Troms, Norway, scientists noticed some scars reappearing on the trees. Many trees had some of their bark cut away on one side, leaving marks that were hard to explain. Arve Elvebakk of the University of TromsØ (UiT) headed the study. He worked together with Andreas Kirchhefer, an expert in dating old trees by tree-ring analysis. He had already used ancient pines to chart weather and climate conditions. Could the cuts in the bark have been left by settlers who started farms in...
  • Austin, Texas nightclub owners linked to drug deals, possible financing of Hezbollah

    04/01/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 38 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 1 April 2012 | Unattributed
    The Yassine family of Austin, Texas is apparently quite the enterprising group. Led by Hussein “Mike” Yassine, the Yassines were quite diversified. They own 8 bars. According to law enforcement authorities they are also a one-family crime wave. They are involved in murder, money laundering, drug dealing–and they have a brother back in Lebanon who is part of Hezbollah.
  • Suspected Islamic extremist arrested in plan to bomb, shoot up Tampa-area sites

    01/10/2012 9:13:25 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | AP
    A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen cross-legged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47...
  • FBI: Man plotted to bomb Wrigleyville night spots

    09/20/2010 1:55:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 57 replies ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff Report
    A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested over the weekend for plotting to carry out a bombing outside a strip of crowded Wrigleyville night spots, according to the FBI. They also alleged that Sami Samir Hassoun, of the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, had previously discussed a number of violent plots in Chicago, including a biological attack on the city, poisoning Lake Michigan, attacking police officers, bombing the Willis Tower and assassinating Mayor Richard Daley. But he is only charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device in connection with the...
  • Eritrean man pleads guilty to alien smuggling

    03/31/2010 2:54:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 223+ views - News Release ^ | March 30, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: March 30, 2010 Eritrean man pleads guilty to alien smuggling WASHINGTON - Samuel Abrahaley Fessahazion, 23, an Eritrean national, has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle illegal aliens to the United States for private financial gain, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP). Fessahazion, aka "Sami," aka "Sammy," aka "Alex" and aka "Alex Williams" pleaded guilty on March 29, 2010, in Houston to one count of conspiracy and two counts of encouraging and inducing aliens to come to, enter or reside in the United...
  • Before the Fall of the Reindeer People

    12/21/2009 8:32:22 AM PST · by BGHater · 95 replies · 2,487+ views
    Environmental Graffiti ^ | 13 Dec 2009 | EG
    A Sami (Lapp) family in Norway around 1900Photo: Library of CongressIn the freezing far northern reaches of Europe live an indigenous, semi-nomadic people of fishermen, fur trappers and reindeer herders. Like a thin but stubborn sheet of ice, these people have inhabited Sápmi, a large but sparsely populated area covering parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia’s Kola Peninsula for thousands of years. They remained closely tied to nature throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, as their clothes, dwellings and other trappings of culture bear witness – here beautifully frozen in film. These people are the Sámi.Sami family in...
  • Saami not descended from Swedish Hunter-Gathers

    09/28/2009 8:11:25 PM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 1,322+ views
    Science blogs ^ | 24 Sep 2009 | Razib Khan
    A few weeks ago I posted on a paper, Genetic Discontinuity Between Local Hunter-Gatherers and Central Europe's First Farmers.Another one is out in the same vein, Ancient DNA Reveals Lack of Continuity between Neolithic Hunter-Gatherers and Contemporary Scandinavians: The driving force behind the transition from a foraging to a farming lifestyle in prehistoric Europe (Neolithization) has been debated for more than a century...Of particular interest is whether population replacement or cultural exchange was responsible...Scandinavia holds a unique place in this debate, for it maintained one of the last major hunter-gatherer complexes in Neolithic Europe, the Pitted Ware culture...Intriguingly, these late...
  • Reindeer Catastrophe Overshadows Sami National Day (Snow)

    02/11/2008 3:32:14 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 258+ views
    The Local ^ | 2-5-2008
    Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day Published: 5 Feb 08 15:22 CET Online: The Sami people of northern Sweden celebrate their national day on February 6th and Lappland is a hive of activity getting ready for the party of the year. Reindeer shoes are being made, handicrafts sculpted and party frocks designed and sewn up. Jokkmokk's yearly market sets the pulses racing among Sami youth and high schools and colleges get their traditional goods ready to sell to the hordes of brethren and tourists that will descend on the town from near and far. "For some it is a...
  • Where Do The Finns Come From?

    09/26/2007 10:49:43 AM PDT · by blam · 115 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...
  • Russia's Sami Fight For Their Lives

    07/24/2007 3:11:20 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 672+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-21-2007 | Jorn Madslien
    Russia's Sami fight for their lives By Jorn Madslien BBC News, Lovozero, Russia Bored youths kick a football against a grey concrete wall. A husky dog languishes in the quiet street. In this town, where many would struggle to pay for a bus ticket, there are hardly any cars. Most Sami have been forced to quit their nomadic lives "The last villagers came to Lovozero in 1968," says Nina Afanasyeva. "But there were no jobs for them." These days, some make traditional garments and souvenirs for the occasional tourist. And the Tundra reindeer farm cooperative provides some 300 jobs. Yet...
  • Archaeological sensation in Oestfold [ Inca remains from 11th c Norway? ]

    06/26/2007 11:34:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies · 1,285+ views
    Norway Post ^ | Tuesday, June 26, 2007 | Rolleiv Solholm (NRK)
    Norwegian arhaeologists are puzzled by a find which indicates an Inca Indian died and was buried in the Oestfold city of Sarpsborg 1000 years ago. The remains of two elderly men and a baby were discovered during work in a garden, and one of the skulls indicates that the man was an Inca Indian. There is a genetic flaw in the neck, which is believed to be limited to the Incas in Peru, says archaeologist Mona Beate Buckholm. The Norway Post suggests that maybe the Vikings travelled even more widely than hitherto believed? Why could not the Viking settlers in...
  • American Family Vacation in Kiruna Sweden - North of the Arctic Circle March 2006

    05/23/2006 9:56:10 AM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 21 replies · 25,223+ views
    Personal letters home to US friends and family | 5/23/2006 | schwing_wifey
    At the end of March, Admiral Peary , Frosty , and myself flew up to Kiruna, Sweden, the home of the famous Ice Hotel, the world largest deep mine, and the area known as Lapland. It was an hour and 20 minute flight from Stockholm and took us inside the Arctic Circle. We were as far north as the Brooks Range in Alaska. Now Kiruna Airport, what can I say but its a riot. It has one arrival lounge and one departure lounge, and had one plane (ours) at it. They rolled up steps and unloaded people from the front...
  • Plans to 'top' 9/11 strikes (Algerians in Italy planned multiple U.S. strikes)

    12/23/2005 11:26:15 AM PST · by Stoat · 13 replies · 1,038+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | December 22, 2005
    Plans to 'top' 9/11 strikes 23/12/2005 20:13  - (SA)   Related Articles Pullout 'will lead to attacks' US at risk for more attacks US had 'bomber' in their hands Why is Osama so quiet?    Rome - Three Algerians arrested in an anti-terrorist operation in southern Italy are suspected of being linked to a planned new series of attacks in the United States, interior minister Giuseppe Pisanu said Friday. The attacks would have targeted ships, stadiums or railway stations in a bid to outdo the September 11 2001 strikes by al-Qaeda in New York and Washington which killed about 2 700 people, Pisanu...
  • Major Terror Plot Against US Ignored By US Media

    01/13/2006 12:31:08 AM PST · by tgambill · 23 replies · 2,630+ views
    The mainstream U.S. media outlets have failed to report a major terrorist plot against the U.S. - because it would tend to support President Bush's use of NSA domestic surveillance, according to media watchdog groups. News of a planned attack masterminded by three Algerians operating out of Italy was widely reported outside the U.S., but went virtually unreported in the American media. Italian authorities recently announced that they had used wiretaps to uncover the conspiracy to conduct a series of major attacks inside the U.S. Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu said the planned attacks would have targeted stadiums, ships and...