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  •  Due to Greece and Rome (1+ / 0-)
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    and the British empire and then the Dutch, we are all mutts.

    America is a later amalgam of mutts.

    Empire/warring is the purveyor of outcross.

    Brooks is an idiot.

    •  Goes beyond that... (0+ / 0-)

      Most of the so-called "barbarian" tribes were mixed as could be. The Huns and Germanic tribes were all amalgams of Altaic/Turkic speaking groups from far east, Iranian/Aryan speakers from central Asia, Germanic and/or Slavic speakers, Roman deserters, and in some cases Celtic speaking groups...not to mention Finno-Ugric from time to time.

      Hell, the supposedly Viking founder of what was to become Russia, Rurik, is now thought to have been more related to the Saami than either the Vikings or Slavs.

      And China? FAR more of a mix than they like to admit. India? One of the world's first melting pots. Even Japan clearly has elements that are native (Ainu...related to Siberians), from Korea, and from South East Asia. Now which of those lineages do they descend from Amaterasu, I wonder...

      FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. NYC's Progressive/Reform Blog

      by mole333 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 03:14:18 PM PDT

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    •  Don't forget American Slavery. (0+ / 0-)

      Paging Thomas Jefferson...

      Message to Dems: We HAVE to start showing up for Midterms.

      by Jank2112 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 04:51:40 PM PDT

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