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    AW: Is oil a good investment?

    Check out Canwest Petroleum Corp (CWPC.OB) which
    trades on the Nasdaq OTC, a junior Canadian oil sands
    and oil shale exploration company which holds huge
    land positions in SK.

    Early drilling...
  2. Re: Proto-Indo-European haplogroups

    The best guess imo are I and R1a whereby I prefer I as the haplotype that
    was most common among PIE speakers. Maybe it was like 50% I, 30% R1a
    15% R1b.

    J2 and E3b have their origins in the...
  3. Poll! Re: Are Immigrants Benefiting The Economy of Western Nations?

    Surely it depends on which immigrant group is in question,
    but in respect to the fact that because of demographic
    reasons nowadays only low-IQ countries are able to
    contribute larger immigrant...
  4. Re: Germanic Languages Compared

    I´ve made an excerpt from the corresponding article in the Berlin Handbuch
    (FAB) which is very much in line with what you´ve written:

    [...] The medieval Berlin idiom was influenced by the...
  5. Re: Germanic Languages Compared

    I wouldn´t call standard German a descendant of OHG since standard German
    was normatized in the eastern middle German (Saxonian) region and
    succeeded over the "common German" (gemeines Deutsch) of...
  6. Re: Beowulf the Movie: Multi-Kult anti-racism propaganda

    Not many. English is quite common. Some "acquire" a second language with
    French the most popular choice.

    At school the situation is as follows:...
  7. Re: Beowulf the Movie: Multi-Kult anti-racism propaganda

    though certain hypocrites tend to think Americans corner the market
    on ignorance .

    Two questions:
    How many Americans learn a second language?
    And how many think that Iraq could be the beacon...
  8. Re: Beowulf the Movie: Multi-Kult anti-racism propaganda

    @TheAppalachian

    What do you want to tell me? That the average American is not ignorant
    about other cultures? It may have nothing to do with the multiculturalist
    agenda of this film but it...
  9. Re: Beowulf the Movie: Multi-Kult anti-racism propaganda

    I´d prefer posting something more differentiated but this is the
    only adequate answer to what is just another multicultural education film:

    http://www.addis-welt.de/smilie/smilie/kotz/713.gif
    ...
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    World Demographic Trends: Links

    This thread shall be dedicated to recent informations about demographics:
    fertility, mortality and demographic-related aspects of social structures.

    Thereby, I lay the focus on the total...
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    Poll! Re: Where was the Indo-European urheimat?

    Danube = between North and Black Sea according to geographics.

    I chose this formulation because it describes the large urheimat
    concept and essentially contains the territories which were...
  12. Important!  Re: Demographic Trends in Germany

    At the turn of the year: Trends in 2004
    http://www.destatis.de/presse/deutsch/pm2004/p5510021.htm

    2003 waren 143 000 Personen mehr nach Deutschland zugezogen als von hier fortgezogen. 2004...
  13. Important!  Re: Demographic Trends in Germany

    see also: http://www.destatis.de/atlas/atlas.svgz
    (svg-plugin needed)
  14. Important!  Re: Demographic Trends in Germany

    some more stuff:
    http://www.berlin-institut.org/index1.html
    http://www.statistik-bw.de/BevoelkGebiet/FaFo/famZ_home.asp
  15. Important!  Demographic Trends in Germany

    Finally a sophisticated and official source on this topic:

    http://www.bib-demographie.de/info/bib_broschuere2.pdf

    current (2002) fertility rate: 1,38
  16. Re: East Germany –differences between carriers of surnames of Germanic and Slavic origin?

    Sounds like some victims of the Pisa-study are responsible for this abstract:
    :D :D :D

    Apart from the arrival of Slavic tribes and recent gene flow their is no historical
    record (which one?)...
  17. Re: Germanic languages origins

    Despite this thread is older I´ve chosen to comment on
    several points of the original post because it contains some
    misinterpretions which are quite frequent to find...

    Please excuse the...
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    Poll! Re: Where was the Indo-European urheimat?

    And, with best wishes to our Anatolian friends: ;)

    Identification of the Initial Site of Einkorn Wheat Cultivation

    http://www.athenapub.com/einkorn1.htm
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    Poll! Re: Where was the Indo-European urheimat?

    @Shapur

    some additions:

    (ii) I wouldn´t simply count any mtdna argument out because the culture
    of the IE urvolk must have been patrilocal.
    (PIE knows no names for relatives on the maternal...
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    Poll! Re: Where was the Indo-European urheimat?

    @Shapur

    Sorry, I should have offered an opportunity to vote for other places as well.

    We had this dicsussion before, so here´s a short summary of my view:
    The IE history of Iran goes back at...
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    Poll! Re: Where was the Indo-European urheimat?

    Well, if there also were as much written records from the 2nd millenium BC
    in central Europe, like at the discovery of Tocharyan and Hittite-Luwic, some
    adjustions in the overall model would have...
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    Re: Alexander the Great and the Mixing of Races

    @Awar

    Would you say that Satemization could've had something to do ( in some area )
    with contact with some non-IE peoples ( for example Finno-Ugric peoples :scratch ).

    It sounds plausible...
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    Poll! Re: Where was the Indo-European urheimat?

    @atlantomed

    I find it rather unfair to say that the origin of IE languages must have been in
    the south because the oldest records of IE languages lie there while at the
    same time the south is...
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    Poll! Re: Where was the Indo-European urheimat?

    @atlanto-med

    I base my opinion mainly on a classical German language encyclopedia,
    Realenzyklopädie der klassischen Altertumswissenschaften (großer Pauly).

    Yet antic historicians has said that...
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    Poll! Danubian Bassin: the Indo-European Urheimat?

    Personally, I regard the glacial refugee area in the Danubian bassin as the most probable kernel for the IE expansion. As time frame I´d like to suggest the Atlanticum climate optimum around 6.500...
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