aryan invasion

How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate “The thorniest, most fought-over question in Indian history is slowly but surely getting answered: did Indo-European language speakers, who called themselves Aryans, stream into India sometime around 2,000 BC 1,500 BC when the Indus Valley civilisation came to an end, bringing with them Sanskrit and a distinctive set of cultural practices? Genetic research based on an avalanche of new DNA evidence is making scientists around the world converge on an unambiguous answer: yes, they did.”

Rick Scott signs DOT reform bill

Among the five bills signed Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scottis HB 865, an omnibus measure that reforms several areas in the Florida Department of Transportation.

LobbyTools reports that the bill, in part, mandates the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority to get DOT approval on contracts before receiving department money.

The department must also submit a report examining district boundaries and headquarters, as well as changes allowable weight for vehicles fueled by natural gas on interstate highways.

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Cooler than you think…

and he married Gilda Radner! George Edward “G. E.” Smith -born 01/27/52–is an American guitarist. He was the lead guitarist in the band Hall & Oates and the musical director of Saturday Night Live.

Highly entertaining interview here. (slyt)

Smith was lead guitarist of Bob Dylan’s touring band from June 7, 1988, to October 19, 1990. Smith also served as musical director of The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration for Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden on October 16, 1992.

As a session player, Smith has performed and recorded with an exceptionally wide spectrum of influential artists.