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Scottish Independence Vote, September 18th

June 24th will be the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.  On September 18th, there will be another battle.  A battle for something that hasn’t existed since 1707.  Will Scotland become an independent nation again.  There is no longer … Continue reading

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What Can Jews Learn from the Scots-Irish?

Many wealthy liberal American Jews may be displeased at what I’m about to write, but hear me out. I enjoy using Senator Jim Webb‘s book Born Fighting as insight into much of United States culture. The Scots-Irish always had to … Continue reading

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Updated Genealogy Quest.

Yesterday, we went to the Mormon Research Library.  Ancestry.com broke the results farther.  Elaine was able to go farther with her work.  She was able to trace her father’s ancestor coming from Scotland to Prince Edward Island to Boston.  Her … Continue reading

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The Jewish Diaspora is just one of many, in which more live outside the original homeland, than in it. The most extreme is Ireland.  Only five percent of the world’s Irish population LIVES in Ireland.  Half of the 80 million … Continue reading

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The Scots: A Genetic Journey by Alistair Moffat My rating: <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/569097790″>3 of 5 stars</a><br /><br /> <br/><br/> <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1592927-michael-charton”>View all my reviews</a> Related articles One million Brits ‘descended from Romans’ (telegraph.co.uk) One million ‘Romans’ in Britain (belfasttelegraph.co.uk) The Biggest … Continue reading

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The Scots a Genetic Journey

Some of you know about my interest in genetics.  I read the Scots a Genetic Portrait, by Scots journalist and now Rector of St. Andrews University Alistair Moffat.  Click on BBC and other links for this.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y8t57   http://scottishdna.blogspot.com/2011/02/scots-genetic-journey.htmlContinue reading

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Victoria Soto Heroine Teacher.

We expect military personnel, firefighters and police officers, to be heroes in the line of duty.  There have been heroic elementary school teachers before.  Years ago in Scotland, there was one, Gwen Major, who defended her students in the town … Continue reading

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