Cheddar Man: DNA Shows Early Briton Had Dark Skin – BBC News

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Today BBC News had an interesting news article and video about new estimates of how Cheddar Man looked based on scientific analysis of his genome.

Here is the BBC News article called Cheddar Man: DNA Shows Early Briton Had Dark Skin:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42939192

Here is the BBC News video called Cheddar Man: DNA Shows Early Briton Had Dark Skin – BBC News:

This is cool and interesting news, it is possible that some of my ancestors from The United Kingdom possibly had darker color skin than I have, and that some of my other ancestors from Europe and various other people in ancient Europe possibly had different appearances than most people think which I think is good news.

Hopefully more people will hear about this and that it will encourage more research and adjusting of old views and assumptions about things like this.

The end,

-John Jr

What Are You? | My Family Trying Out A House

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Dream 1

The end of this dream took place during the day and something happened that I can not remember where I ended up going with a fictional young woman with light-color skin with short dark-color hair who somehow knew a family member of mine (maybe they were friends or dated or were classmates but I can not remember) to a house along maybe a pier-like area.

Somehow my family member who knew her did not join us and so I was left alone with this young woman who I did not really know, and at the house was most of her family (parent’s, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, et cetera) who all had light-color skin.

Her family was very relaxed and very unpolitically correct and my presence there did not effect / affect them at all, it was like I was not even there mostly, and they were having a good time and they did not hold things back when they spoke so they would say offensive things sometimes and things that many people would not say around guests.

Their family was very close and age did not seem to matter so family members of various ages all talked to each other, it was nice to see this, but I felt a bit uncomfortable and like an outsider.

At some point one of the young women in the family brought her boyfriend over who looked somewhat like the model Jeremy Meeks, he was introduced to the family, and I remember them asking him: What are you?

Because of his skin color and eye color and other features they were not sure how to classify him in their race system, and so they were trying to guess which so-called race(s) he was a part of.

I remember them guessing: “Part white, part black, and maybe something else.”.

He maybe replied: “I am not sure exactly, but I am guessing part white and maybe part black.”.

I do not believe in or support race or the race system (so I guess I am anti-race) so this bothered and annoyed me a bit and I felt a bit sorry for them as they struggled with this made up human categorization system that does not make sense or physically exist in modern humans as far as I know scientifically, and I started to prepare what I might say if asked and / or if I decided to share my opinion and the current scientific opinion on race.

I practiced my response in my mind but I am not sure if I got to use it or not, and that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

The end of this dream took place at a fictional house that was possibly partly inspired by The E House in the living room at least, and it took place during the evening or night at the end of the dream at least.

An earlier forgotten part of this dream took place outside, and I saw at least one puppy outside a fenced yard.

Most of my family was inside this house except for probably my brother CC and his family, and I was in a bedroom with the door open sitting at a desk on a computer multi-tasking with my back facing the open door.

I got to talk to some of my family during this and at some point when my mom was walking past my door a bunch of tabs (web pages) inside my browser opened up of pornographic images, I remember at least one of them being of the PA MR, and I remember quickly exiting out of them and my mom did not seem to notice as she walked by saying something.

I did not know how that had happened, after dealing with this I decided to take a walk, and eventually I went outside to see the puppy from earlier in the forgotten parts of the dream and another puppy who seemed to be trapped in a fenced yard so I walked over to let them out.

The puppies followed me through an open side gate that was already open so they probably had entered the yard from there but then did not remember the way back out, and so I closed the gate to prevent them from getting back inside.

Outside the side of the yard was a slightly raised area with some kittens, some baby rabbits, and now the puppies and they all were playing together to my surprise.

It was a very cute scene and all of them let me pet them, this brought a smile to my face, and then I walked back to the house and I went inside.

As I was walking through the living room, which had brick walls that looked like The E House bricks and was rectangular and mostly open, I heard and maybe slightly saw the actor Vin Diesel in an open bedroom possibly across from the kitchen with a woman.

I then saw my coworker Mr. JF in his wheelchair coming from a hallway through the living room like maybe he was going to or from the bathroom or kitchen, I greeted him, and then he continued to another room not far from where Vin Diesel and the woman were and I heard Mr. Diesel complain and tell the woman: “It’s that guy again.” like they did not like my coworker Mr. JF and / or like he was interrupting them again so they stopped to wait for him to pass by and my coworker Mr. JF made an annoyed facial expression like he heard them talking about him and he continued in his wheelchair.

The lights were on in the living room so I tried to turn them off but the light switch did not turn them off, I tried pulling the cord on the lights but that failed as well oddly, and so I decided to make sure that the curtains and windows were closed at least.

I then noticed that two of the curtains were torn so you could see outside the windows, and so I went to tell my parent’s about this.

My dad told me that this house was being sold by someone they knew who I can not remember, maybe Mr. E, and that someone else was possibly interested in buying it but they did not want anyone moving into this house which was near our house I assume so they were pretending to be interested in buying this house to hopefully prevent the other person or family from trying to buy the house.

Our family was being allowed to live at the house for 1 month to see if we want to buy it or not, and so my parent’s planned on wasting time hoping to get the other potential buyers to think that we were buying it or had bought it so that they would hopefully give up.

I was surprised by this because this is not something that my parent’s would do, especially my mom and I possibly said this, but it was a pretty smart plan.

I did not want anyone moving in near us either because I enjoyed the quiet and privacy but this was wrong morally in my opinion and I said so, but I was not going to stop my parent’s because part of me hoped that their plan would work while part of me thought that it was wrong.

I also considered the possibility that we would actually end up really wanting to buy the house, if so, then this would be legitimate and I would not feel bad about it.

But I woke up.

I have no idea why Vin Diesel and my coworker Mr. JF were there exactly but my wild guess is that Mr. Diesel was possibly associated with being a family member because I have had one or more past dreams where he was my cousin so maybe that is why he was there, and maybe my coworker Mr. JF was there because me and him are going to be roommates during our work trip to the city of NO later this year for a library convention.

The end,

-John Jr

My Former Classmate RM

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Dream 1

Last night I had several dream fragments but I forgot most of them, one of them took place in a slightly fictional version of D that is sometimes in my dreams during the afternoon, and I was in a fictional neighborhood near the Library.

My former classmate RM saw me walking around and he stopped to talk to me, and at some point he invited me over to his / parent’s house to my surprise; where he, his parents, and his grandmother lived.

I remember meeting each of them and talking, I can not remember the rest of the dream, but I know that there was more.

Dream 2

The next dream fragment that I remember took place out-of-town and I think that I was with RM & his family again, and we were out having a lot of fun; and we had also gotten a hotel room(s).

At some point we went to Walmart very late at night or early the next morning to buy some stuff, we were in a good mood where we wanted to enjoy ourselves so we were not ready to go to sleep, and we were trying to have as much fun as we could before having to leave the next day or when ever.

I probably wanted to buy some desserts, even though we probably had already eaten/ate, and we probably went around town having fun at various places & we probably had watched a film already.

I remember waiting in line with RM’s mom & grandmother, and his grandmother was telling me stories about her past/present involving relationships/lack of relationships/party memories/et cetera; she reminded me of the grandmother (Margaret Barrish played by the actress Ellen Burstyn) on the new TV show Political Animals.

She was very open/honest/direct, which was nice, and I listened to her many memories/stories as we waited in line.

At some point I remember walking away from the cash register to leave Walmart when I noticed a classroom on the right side of the store, and I went to see what was going on.

A college Biology / Science class was about take place and I sat down with the rest of the class, and our teacher was a woman with whitish colored skin with blond colored hair.

She talked about genetic / biological traits / DNA / et cetera but she did it in an unscientific / stupid / annoying / illogical / Race-based way that annoyed me so much that I could barely stop myself from challenging the teacher’s logic.

She kept talking about White this and Black that, Race this, Race that, and it made no sense; and the class joined in, but even they got confused by all the illogic/flawed logic.

I was ready to challenge the teacher’s logic by pointing out that first we are Humans without the extra Races as far as we know scientifically at this time, second genes are genes & there is no White genes or Black genes or whatever Race genes so a gene for hair color is just a gene for hair color/et cetera & nothing more, et cetera.

I was waiting for the teacher and the class to finish talking & confusing themselves before I present the current scientific facts/common sense, it was hard waiting, and sad watching these people talking nonsense & confusing themselves over something so simple.

The class was confused, the teacher was confused, and a moment for me to talk was about to happen as the teacher was trying to un-confuse herself & the class; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr 🙂

Talking With William Shatner

The night before last I remember part of one dream where I was in a house talking with William Shatner, my dad, and maybe one or two other people.

We walked around the house talking while doing various other things and Mr. Shatner & my dad & the others (if they were there), were talking about the past and how things have changed, and so it was nice getting to listen to their various stories / memories / et cetera.

I would ask questions and join in the conversation at times, but I mostly listened & learned things about the past.

I remember that the dream took place during the day, it seemed to be morning from the windows in the house, the kitchen/dinning room had nice lighting & a view to/from the outside.

I am not sure how this happened, but at some point I walked into a room that looked like the living room of my grandfather’s house; and one or more of my family members from my mom’s side of the family were there along with some unknown people.

My aunt SE was among the group of people and I sat down next to her on a couch to listen to everyone talk, and at some point the conversation turned toward me when I answered someone’s question in a way that made them start asking me very personal questions for some reason.

Here is some of the conversation, which felt more like an interrogation to me, and I was uncomfortable; and everyone was focused on me:

Unknown person: Do you go to church?

Me: No, not any more, but I used to.

Another person: Do you pray?

Me: No, not any more, but I used to.

At some point the topic of Race started, and I told them that I think that we are all one species / Race, and that to me the current Race system is really just a social club / social identification system / social construct that I do not support; and that I only consider myself Human (as far as I know, but I never had a DNA test done to prove that yet 😀 ) and I do not identify with any Race/Social Group, which made no sense to them.

My Aunt SE: So do you think that people treat you differently since your mom has whitish colored skin and your dad has brownish colored skin?

Me: Some people probably do, probably, but I do not have any examples that I know of to know for sure at this time; but one could easily assume that Some people might treat me differently because of that, but it is not something that I focus on or worry about really. *I wonder what is the point of her question*”

They kept asking me question after question, which made me more uncomfortable, and I feared them going any deeper with their religion themed questions; because I did not feel like trying to explain things that they probably could not understand, and we already were not agreeing on anything.

I got so uncomfortable that I accidentally woke myself up.

The end,

-John Jr 🙂

Cloverfield + Reverend Jesse Jackson = Jacksonfield

Last night I only remember the last dream I had.

In the dream I was in what appeared to be a very small city-like fairground area, I was talking on my mobile phone with my friend (former classmate) SS and he was asking about the movie Cloverfield.

He asked what happened to the main characters at the end, in this dream it appeared that I was in a fictional version of the movie Cloverfield.

There were people running around and hiding like some creatures were attacking or something.

I saw different scenes like a movie showing 5 main characters from the movie Cloverfield, it was the end of the movie but unlike the real movie these main characters survived and each split up & went in separate directions in the city.

As I was watching these scenes I was telling my friend SS what I saw.

Then I heard gun shots so I stopped talking on my cell phone and I started to move to take cover.

On one side of a building I saw my brother CC with a rifle and he shot at something he thought was a creäture but it was a person, fortunately he missed.

I told CC to not shoot a gun if you do not know what you are shooting at and to stop wasting bullets.

We started to walk toward another building when a boy ran from the other side of the building and took CC’s rifle out of his hands.

The kid the ran away, so we followed him.

The kid stopped and a group of people were around the kid asking him to put down the gun but he seemed mad, sad, confused, and frustrated.

I noticed Reverend Jesse Jackson was in the crowd of people and that all the people were men that seemed to be taking part in some camp or camp meeting or whatever about race, violence, men, and Christianity.

Most of the young men seemed to be wearing black shirts and the men wore suits or more formal type clothes.

Anyway, the boy dropped the rifle but still looked sad so I was looking around for something to give him that would give him something to do so he would not keep thinking about what had happened, I was thinking a toy or something would work.

I looked in my pocket and I had two toys handguns, but I did not think that would be a good toy to give to the kid.

So I asked Rev. Jesse Jackson what he thought, he said it would be a terrible idea and looked at me like I was crazy or something, so I threw the toy guns into a trash can.

Mr. Jackson then asked everyone to come over to listen to him, he said that they were still working on preparing the activities and food, so he said that we should try talking about stuff until everything is ready.

He suggested that we should each take turns talking about some issues that are important to us and/or try to do something entertaining like comedy or something.

As I started to think about what was going on in the dream I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr 🙂

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