"We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?" [Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff; during the assault on Grenada, 1983]
UC WANTS TO BAN 'MELTING POT'
You may be surprised to learn that I agree with banning the term. In fact, I've written for many years that the concept "melting pot" is not a good one and is often mistakenly used.
The term melting pot has come to mean in the popular mind that all immigrants, no matter their origin, should simply melt together into a new type of person, an "American."
Now, back when almost all immigrants coming to the U.S. were from Europe, the term made some sense because the White Europeans were really one distinct race--White--and what was melted away in the U.S. was their narrow national differences, not their racial differences because they were all the same race.
However, today, most immigrants to the U.S. are not White Europeans but are non-Whites. They don't melt in as White Europeans did, because they are genetically very different.
Too many Whites--the Great Buttinski Race--try to force non-Whites into what these Whites consider to be "just an American" mold, but in reality the mold is a plain wrap White mold. To their credit, many non-Whites reject this and want to remain the distinct people that they are.
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ON DYLANN ROOF'S MANIFESTO
A TOO column. Long but easy read.
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SURVIVAL GENES: SCIENTISTS FIND DNA MUTATIONS THAT HELPED RUSSIANS DURING LENINGRAD SIEGE
From the column:
"Many siege survivors who suffered the worst turned out to have a completely different structure of two genes related to PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors) proteins, and one from the UCP (uncoupling proteins) gene family, which play major roles in development, metabolism and thermogenesis of higher organisms."
In other words, those who suffered the most processed food differently from those who did not suffer as much. They have different forms of certain genes.
I found the above column interesting because whenever I've had routine colonoscopies as part of my physicals I've had to tell the physicians that it takes about three times as long for my system to be clean than for most other people.
So, for example, for my last colonoscopy which was on a Thursday, I actually began preparing for it by eating only one egg on Monday and nothing else all day, and then I ate nothing at all on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (before the procedure). All I did was drink water and coffee with no cream or sweetener of any kind. And, I wasn't at all hungry Monday through Thursday and I had my normal energy. On Wednesday at 6:00 pm I started drinking the prep liquid as per the instructions--half between 6 pm and 8 pm, and then on Thursday morning three hours before the procedure I drank the second half of the prep liquid. Frankly, even with my lengthy prep procedure, I was very close to not being clean. Next time, I'll start fasting even earlier.
By contrast, most people could have eaten three meals a day consisting of certain foods (rice, chicken, etc.) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and then on Wednesday at around 6:00 pm. they would have to stop eating and start drinking the prep liquid, and they would be clean for the procedure the next morning on Thursday.
So what does this mean? I suspect that I have a version of the Leningrad Siege survival mutation that has me retain food longer to mine every ounce of energy out of it. Maybe, you do too? Anyway, perhaps this will help some of you who have routine colonoscopies.
Genes are us. One size fits all medicine and medical practices don't always fit everyone.
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WHAT KILLED THE NEANDERTHALS? LOVE!
Another report about Neanderthals and modern humans (except for sub-Saharan Blacks), mating.
In time, the Neanderthals were absorbed by modern White and Asian humans into the White and Asian genomes. It was bedroom genocide of the Neanderthals.
If the Neanderthals had not mated with modern humans and if they had also expanded their genome, we'd more than likely have full Neanderthals still around.
More than likely, the modern humans who arrived in Europe bred more of their kind and swamped the Neanderthal gene pool, slowly watering it down and assimilating the Neanderthals.
My own DNA test indicates I have 2.7% Neanderthal genes. So, once again, I bring you this video and music HERE.
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HOW CATERPILLARS BROUGHT US KALE AND MUSTARD
To keep from being eaten, the plants evolved to produce a sharp flavor.
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