April 24, 2013

Why did European DNA suddenly change 4,000 years ago? Experts reveal evolutionary mystery – and say the makers of Stonehenge may hold the key

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:01 am by aleksan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2313677/Why-did-Europeans-suddenly-disappear-4-000-years-ago-Experts-reveal-evolutionary-mystery–say-makers-Stonehenge-hold-key.html

This latest research shows that Mito DNA Haplogroup H became predominant in Western Europe quite suddenly, taking over from previous hunter gatherer predominance. Most woman in Britain and Europe today are of this type H and it seems they came from the middle East via Iberia to Britain and Ireland and Western Europe with new agricultural skills and “celtic” languages. What the article does not say is that before 4000 years ago hunter gather haplogroups like U predominated. My own U4b1b1 is such. My maternal ancestors were replaced in the West but remain in Siberia and Eastern Europe; their languages were Finno-Ugric similar to Turkish, Hungarian and Finnish . Penny is H3 – she is a gardener who likes it warm – My U4 is perhaps why I like cooler weather and horse riding, and why my family herd cattle. But my paternal Haplogroup could be significant also, R1a1a1h – Scottish Scandinavian, pre Viking – originally from the Scotici Tribe from the Russian plains who came to Scotland via Norway/Sweden about 500 AD and were progenitors the Chieftains of the major Highland Clans such as McDonalds, McAllisters and Douglas. We have a central European origin and our ancestral brothers swept north to Northern and Eastern Europe but mostly as “Aryans” to Northern India, Pakistan and Afghanistan on the horses they were the first people to domesticate – so I actually share my Y DNA Haplogroup – R1a – with 1 in 3 men in Pakistan and 1 in 4 in India! So get your DNA tested if you have not done so already – can be most revealing…

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April 9, 2013

Margaret Thatcher – neither Saint nor Demon

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:20 am by aleksan

Thatcher was neither a Demon nor a Saint – she was focussed and did her job as Tory Leader well. Like all leaders she made a lot of enemies, and like all “great” people she has a lot of luck! She did turn Britain round and some paid an enormous price, others became able to have more power over their lives. Do we need more leaders like this in our times? I am not sure it would be possible – the future will have to be more people co-operating with each other, and like it or not more coalition. The net and modern media make leadership by strong personalities impossible. So it really is an end of an Era and we mourn the passing of woman the likes of which we will never see again.