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  •  Thanks Ojibwa, another informative and discussion- (3+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, 714day, MT Spaces

    generating post. I am sure there is some truth in all of the comments, but it is difficult to sort out who the real vikings are. My descent is from low German (linguistically), Anglos, Danish, and 'English".  Ultimately, this heritage seems to be the same basic gene pool, just distributed over time and place.

    "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats ..." - Kenneth Grahame -

    by RonK on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 09:25:39 PM PDT

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      Ojibwa
      this heritage seems to be the same basic gene pool, just distributed over time and place.
      That's what I've always thought.
      Longboat technology and geographical location seem to mark the difference between the Vikings and their cousins in Northern Germany -- those things, and a gap of several hundred years.

      If only we could elect a Congress with the brains and political willingness to make it happen.

      by MT Spaces on Sun Apr 29, 2012 at 04:41:00 AM PDT

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