October 28, 2005

When worlds collide


Hold onto yer drindls! GTA blogger Marc Weisblott (sorry, that's Greater Toronto Area, not Grand Theft Auto) just me dropped a note about an epic battle being waged between the pure-hearted defenders of all things young, slutty, and racist and the nefarious crypto-Jewish nerds at Wikipedia.

Apparently, the Prussian Blue fan base discovered the new entry about their girltoys and, detecting Jewish sympathies, launched a campaign to annex the page like so many Sudetenlands. The barrage of edits has sparked a lenghty and entertaining debate on the Huckanazi's Wiki talk page, complete with gratuitious Star Wars reference.

Shorter version:

"The ABC Interview with Lynx & Lamb Gaede went on for quite some time, much longer than the total footage with the girls that was included in the Primetime show. The rest remains on file in ABC's archive folder on the Gaede family, available to be exploited at any time the Jews who run ABC see some advantage in doing so."

"Can someone tell me what exactly ARE the great historical accomplishments of 'your' race that make you proud to be white? Capitalism? Slavery? Genocide? Sitcoms? Guns? War? Pollution? Addiction? NAFTA? Thigh-Master? This your fucking white history, my 'friend.'"

"You've gotta admit, the one on the right (Lynx i think?)in the hitler t-shirt pic is hot. I want to mack with her. But other than that, they're racist brainwashed fucks. And i'm not a pedophile or anything, i'm 15."

"Uh, but they're 13. So stop eye-raping 13-year-olds, hmmkay?"

"Not even. They are like, thirteen and a half."

Yeah, and in a threesome they'd be practically 27!

[Previously on this topic]

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Favorite line: "There is no valid useful reason to have information on this topic posted on Wikipedia. There is no actual band, in the real sense. These are two abused and exploited children. What's next? The six-year-old kidnapped NAMBLA polka dancers?"

I know. Like who wouldn't read that entry!

How about the fact we started history.

It’s Official: Whites WERE The First Americans

11 November 2005

Move over, “First Nations” - you have it wrong. The very latest DNA research has now proven conclusively that DNA lineage predominantly found in Europe got to the Great Lakes at least 15,000 years ago, and possibly earlier - several thousand years before Indians made it across the Bering Straits. Whites were the first Americans after all.
According to Douglas Wallace, a geneticist at Emory University, the “first migration was 20,000 to 30,000 years ago." Speaking during a BBC Two television program to be aired on Thursday 21 November at 9pm GMT, Wallace said the DNA profile of the Ichigua Native American tribe showed a lineage that was clearly European in origin, too old to be due to genetic mixing since Columbus' discovery of the New World. Instead it dated to Solutrean times – 20,000 – 30,000 BP (Before Present.)
Wallace's genetic timelines show the Ice Age prompted a number of migrations from Europe to America. It looks highly likely that the Solutreans were one. “Genetics, anthropology and a few shards of flint combined to overturn the accepted facts and to push back one of the greatest technological changes that the Americas have ever seen by over five millennia,” says the BBC on its website in preparation for the program.
The accepted version of the first Americans starts with a flint spearhead unearthed at Clovis, New Mexico, in 1933. Dated by the mammoth skeleton it lay beside to 11,500 years ago (11.5kya), it was distinctive because it had two faces, where flakes had been knapped away from a core flint. There seemed to be nothing human before Clovis. Whoever those incomers were around 9,500BC, they appeared to have had a clean start. And the Clovis point was their icon - across 48 states. The traditional view of American prehistory was that Clovis people traveled by land from Asia.
This version was so accepted that few archaeologists even bothered to look for artefacts from periods before 10,000BC. But when Jim Adavasio continued to dig below the Clovis layer at his dig near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he found blades and blade cores dating back to 16,000BC. His findings were dismissed as erroneous; too astonishing to be credible. The Clovis consensus had too many reputations behind it to evaporate easily. Some archaeologists who backed Adavasio's conclusions with other similar data were accused of making radiocarbon dating errors or even of planting finds.
Decisive evidence would have to come from an independent arena. Douglas Wallace studies mitochondrial DNA, part of the human chromosomes that is passed unchanged from mother to daughter. It only varies when mistakes occur in the replication of the genetic code.
Conveniently for Wallace's work (piecing together a global history of migration of native peoples) these mistakes crop up at a quite regular rate. The technique has allowed Wallace to map the geographical ancestry of all the Native American peoples back to Siberia and northeast Asia.
The route of the Clovis hypothesis was right. The date, however, was wrong - out by up to 20,000 years. Wallace's migration history showed waves of incomers. The Clovis people were clearly not the first humans to set foot across North America.
Dennis Stanford went back to first principles to investigate Clovis afresh, looking at tools from the period along the route Clovis was assumed to have taken from Siberia via the Bering Strait to Alaska. The large bifaced Clovis point was not in the archaeological record. Instead the tools used microblades, numerous small flint flakes lined up along the spear shaft to make its head.
Wallace's DNA work suggested migration from Asia to America but the Clovis trail contradicted it. Bruce Bradley stepped in to help solve this dichotomy, bringing with him one particular skill: flintknapping and the ability to read flint tools for their most intimate secrets.
He spotted the similarity in production method between the Clovis point and tools made by the Solutrean neolithic (Stone Age) culture in southwest France. At this stage his idea was pure hypothesis, but could the first Americans have been European?
The Solutreans were a remarkably society, the most innovative and adaptive of the time. They were among the first to discover the value of heat treating flints to increase strength. Bradley was keen to discover if Solutrean flintknapping styles matched Clovis techniques. A trawl through the unattractive flint offcuts in the storerooms of a French museum convinced him of the similarities, even though five thousand kilometres lay between their territories.
The divide was more than just distance; it crossed five thousand years as well. No matter the similarities between the two cultures, the possibility of a parallel technology developing by chance would have to be considered. More evidence emerged from an archaeological dig in Cactus Hill, Virginia. A bifaced flint point found there was dated to 16kya, far older than Clovis.
Even more startling was its style. To flintknapper Bruce Bradley's eye, the Cactus Hill flint was a technological midpoint between the French Solutrean style and the Clovis points dating five millennia later. It seemed there is no great divide in time. The Solutrean flint methods evolved into Clovis.
If time could be discounted, Bradley's critics pointed to an obstacle that was hardly going to go away: crossing the Atlantic Ocean in small open boats. How could Stone Age people have made such an epic journey, especially when the Ice Age maximum would have filled the Atlantic with icebergs.
Dennis Stanford returned to his earlier hunch, looking for clues among the Arctic Eskimo peoples. Despite the influx of modern technologies, he was heartened to discover that traditional techniques endured. Clothing makers in Barrow, Alaska, recognised some Solutrean bone needles he showed them as typical of their own. The caribou skin clothing the Inuit still choose to wear could equally have been made by people in 16,000BC. And for Eskimo peoples the Arctic is not a desert - but a source of plentiful sea food. If the Solutreans had the Clovis point it would have made a formidable harpoon weapon to ensure a food supply. Would modern Eskimo ever consider a five thousand kilometre journey across the Atlantic?
The answer it seems is yes - they have undertaken similar journeys many times. Most encouraging was the realisation that Inuit people today rely on traditional boat building techniques. 'Unbreakable' plastic breaks in the unceasing cold temperatures whereas boats of wood, sealskin and whale oil are resilient and easily maintained. The same materials would have been available to Solutrean boat builders. Even if the Stone Age Europeans could make those boats, would it survive an Atlantic crossing?
Stanford believes the boats' flimsiness is deceptive. With the Atlantic full of ice floes it would be quite possible for paddlers in open boats to travel along the edges, always having a safe place to haul out upon if the weather turned in.
All this evidence was still essentially circumstantial, making the Solutrean adventure possible not proven. However, Douglas Wallace’s DNA mapping has proven it to be correct.
“The impact of this new prehistory on Native Americans could be grave. They usually consider themselves to be Asian in origin; and to have been subjugated by Europeans after 1492. If they too were partly Europeans, the dividing lines would be instantly blurred,” writes the BBC.

I'd do 'em both. Repeatedly!

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