Friday, November 17, 2006


So we lost the war in Vietnam. Right? Yet, here we are a few scant decades later, and capitalists from all over the world are heading to Vietnam for an economic summit because Nam has thriven there even though socialists lead that nation and hold it in a tight reign. What's going on here? Isn't this a lot like China, another socialist/capitalist country? Hummmnnn? Gets us to thinking, doesn't it? Why in hell did we ever fight that war and lose 50,000 American lives if democracy has not won out, but capitalism has? Did we fight that war to defeat democracy yet create a capitalistic success? What is going on here? What indeed? What good things might also happen in Iraq if we just lose that police action quickly and get out of the way? Will capitalism win there too, shoving aside democracy in favor of theocracy? Maybe we need to get democracy out of the way here in America too and become a theocracy?

Perish the thought!!!!!!!!!!!!!


[OPEN QUOTE] Scientists have found new genetic evidence that they say may answer the longstanding question of whether modern humans and Neanderthals interbred when they co-existed thousands of years ago. The answer is: probably yes, though not often . . . .

Both genetic and fossil studies show that anatomically modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in Africa and migrated into Europe 40,000 years ago. In about 10,000 years, Europe’s longtime inhabitants, Neanderthals, became extinct. The mainstream interpretation is that modern humans somehow replaced them without interbreeding.

In previous research, Dr. Lahn [Bruce T. Lahn of the University of Chicago] and associates discovered that a gene for brain size called microcephalin underwent a significant change 37,000 years ago. Its modified variant, or allele, appeared to confer a fitness advantage on those who possessed it. It is now present in about 70 percent of the world’s population. [CLOSE QUOTE] —By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD in New York Times, Nov. 9, 2006

On the left: Neander Rovermiasmus
On the right: Neander Rubbertongueamus

We also have the example of James Carville and Mary Matalin, Neander and Homo Sapiens at home, but, in this case, I don't know which is the Neanderthal! Whereas, in the previous two cases, we have no doubt. Just kidden, Jimmy! I love you! Give'm hell!

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