Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Blackest Surnames in the USA


This post was inspired by blogger Vanishing American, who wrote: . . . . .When was the last time you heard of someone surnamed . . . . .Washington or Jefferson who was not Black? **************** Here is a list … Continue reading

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The Great Richard Nixon’s Ancestry


Update, 2018: Renamed from “The Hated Richard Nixon’s Ancestry” to “The Great Richard Nixon’s Ancestry.” With thanks to to commenter Bill for inspiring this post. A. It is politically-correct to hold Richard Nixon in contempt. B. Nixon was arguably the … Continue reading

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Summing Up the USA in One Sentence


  “America is not doing very well, but its corporations are doing just fine.”   Can you think of a better one-sentence summary for the entirety of U.S. sociopolitical history over the past x number of decades? I cannot. (From … Continue reading

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The Importance of Ancestry (USA)


Is being of American ancestry important for U.S. citizenship? 1,253 Americans were asked. They said: Observations: 1.) Generally, the younger in the USA are getting more likely to say “Ancestry is Important”. I did not expect this. This is in … Continue reading

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Senegal: Polygamy causes 1-in-5 young men to lack a wife


Imagine a society with 4 single young females for every 5 single young males. Senegal is such a place. Its marriage market is akin to a pyramid scheme, with older men taking younger wives, depriving lots of young men from … Continue reading

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