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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    The Irish were there in numbers when the settlement of Iceland got underway some time around 800AD. Genetic analysis has shown that a quarter of the men and up to half of the women among the founding population would have been of "Gaelic" origin.

    What is not clear is the status of these settlers. They could have arrived as immigrant families or might have been dragged there to work as slaves.
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/why-people-in-iceland-look-just-like-us-1.1104676
     
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    Its genetics from Native Americans too in Iceland.
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...n-vikings-iceland-genetic-dna-science-europe/
    Bjørk..:)
     
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    This is even more the dynamic in Greenland. My understanding is that Native Americans originally crossed the then ice bridge from Northern Asia to North America, then slowly migrated south and east. Every country has been a mix of population migrations and mixing long before nation states. Humans like to mix and mingle.
     
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    The Native Americans were brought as slaves. Viking men needed more women on Iceland.
     
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    No Wagner in 2001!
    You maybe thinking of Richard Strauss (who emulated Wagner)!
     
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    Yeah, I'm wrong but you're right...they used the same themes and sounds. And all interwoven with Nietzsche. My bad.
     
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    You are forgiven, good sir!
     
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    I wonder if they still teach geography in school. It was my favorite subject.
     
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    It's more fun out of the classroom, on the road so to speak. And, yes, they still teach it, even in an entertaining fashion like Dora the Explorer.
     
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    In "A Day in the Life" when John Lennon sang the words, I saw a film today oh boy, the "saw" sounded like "saur".
     
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    After Cincy I spend 90% of my TT forum time in the O&E
     
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    I like to wear jean overalls and jean overall dresses.
     
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    It is time for lunch and coffee.
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    That's a 61 years old [they've always been in Vallejo?] institution.
     
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    A flock of crows is known as a murder. o_O
     
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    I use to occasionally go to the Del Mar racetrack in the summer.
     
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    Andy Murray would look suspect in drag.
     
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    The world is filled with lunatics and I have been surrounded by several of them nonstop for the last 36 hours. There is no hope for relief soon.:eek:
     
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    Yes, indeed! Try these two days on for size:

    Saturday 10am, corralled into a truck for a much too early departure for a 7:30pm start time Faith Hill/Tim McGraw concert just three hours away.

    First needless waste of time: flabby PLAB (Pathological Liar Arsehole Boss) is hungry and loves a soul food joint halfway to our rendezvous with others making the trip. I already ate and certainly wasn't spending $9 on a two-piece fried chicken plate so I'm an unwilling spectator as 300-pound slob wolfs down heart attack on a plate.

    Next needless waste of time: one rider has to be rousted from his crib.

    On the road to Jax, pit stop for very good but overpriced BBQ ($12 for sandwich and two sides).

    Finally at the Jax Coliseum but really early. I made $3 in two hours. Finally the crowd shows about 7pm and the next hour was decent.

    Then sitting around until about 11 for the show to end and one more decent hour. Finally the trip reaches a profit level.

    Next waste: a wander around trying to find a cheap roach motel. Ready to sleep about 3.

    Sunday morning: time for a shower and wardrobe change, then another overpriced ($12) breakfast before getting to the Jaguars game. A huge crowd but not super enthusiastic but after halftime the heat takes over and people ride. A good not great day.

    Pack up and return to Daytona for the two driver drop off. This is when it gets BEYOND strange. One guy had been roughing it for a few days but now had some cash to do a weekly hotel room. PLAB waltzed us around Daytona for TWO friggin hours and nothing suited Homeless Mike. I'm in agony and just want to head back to Orlando. STOP the melodrama! As a last resort, PLAB suggests Homeless Mike return to Orlando for a couch visit at PLAB's big spread. I'm ecstatic but remind PLAB to change the normal route so I can get dropped off (buses stop at 7:45pm). No, PLAB has no intention to detour so I'm dropped 13 miles from home and walk four hours to get home!

    Seriously looking at a move Monday to try and find a way to escape the lunacy. This is the final straw. Put up with a lot with this guy way too often. It ends as of now.
     
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    On the anniversary of Jimi's death here is a concert ticket stub from 1967 that is somewhat interesting. [​IMG]
     
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    The name 'Harry Potter' is mentioned 18,956 times throughout the entire Harry Potter book series.
     
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    I've been forced out of my job.

    To lament this, I've bought an Åbro.
     
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    Sorry to hear this, Rock. Bounce back.
     
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    David Cornwell (a.k.a. John le Carré) lives in Cornwall.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Does he wear Doc Martens to climb the rugged slopes with his pal Doc Martin in the very funny TV series set in Cornwall???
     
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    In the early 1990s, I bought a pair of Dr. Marten wingtip shoes in Paris...not sure what I was thinking.
    [​IMG]
     
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    As clandestine as some of your capers seem to be, I would have expected you need some gumshoes to keep your stealthy ways.
     
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    I like capers,
    [​IMG]
    and the Dr. Marten wingtips were very comfortable walking shoes.
     
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    Dr. Martens are oil slip resistant industrial shoes [mostlly boots]. Don't know if it can resist bottled capers in olive oil and herbs.
     
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    The Dr. Martens wingtip shoes proved to be very comfortable and durable on cobblestone sidewalks.
     
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    Did you use Dr. Scholl's insoles???
     
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    Katy Tur hisses/whistles her "S"es so badly it is distracting when she interviews guests on "Meet The Press Daily."
     
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    A lead pencil can draw a line 35 miles long before it runs out.
     
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    Getting lead in your pencil for four hours or more may require seeing a medical professional.
     
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    The words 'medical professional' can also be referred to as 'healthcare professional' or 'health associated professional'.
     
  41. stringertom

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    4-hour lead in the pencil episodes make driving a car awkward so call 911 and let an EMT do his/her thing.
     
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    Alex Trebek, host of the TV show "Jeopardy," looks exactly the same to me as he did 17 years ago when I last watched; please someone give me his anti-aging secret! :eek:
     
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    Maria Kirilenko had another baby. Stringertom's trips to Moscow will eventually get him into trouble.
     
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    It's our side trips to the fertile delta of the Volga near the Caspian Sea that have resulted in such reproductivity. Maria gets crazy when I wear my Astrakhan jacket to blend in with the natives there.:cool:
     
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    The Volga River is the main source of the Caspian Sea. What were you two up to in the back of a Volga?
    [​IMG]
     
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    You seem to have lots of info on this. Personal experience?
     
  47. stringertom

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    Nope! In fact this gal has better input than I do on the subject:

     
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    I sure do like the Edison Lighthouse song, "Love grows" (where my Rosemary goes).
     
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    My memory is so deficient I often worry I've repeated myself.
     
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    Have a Beano and there will be no repeating.
     
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