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Showing posts with label geography. Show all posts
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Are There Really Seven Continents? Nope...

There are actually 10:


  1. North America
  2. Central and Caribbean America
  3. South America
  4. Europe
  5. Russia and the Caucuses 
  6. Asia
  7. India and Indoasia
  8. Australia and Oceania
  9. The Middle East
  10. Africa
Some example "Say what?" questions and responses to them follow:

  1. Why 10 and not seven? 
  2. What about Antarctica? 
  3. Regarding Russia—really? Isn't Russia a country?



  1. Even culturally, nuances between—for example—Central and South America, with Central America already separated from South America by being a part of North America, exist. On the other hand, clearer-cut distinctions between Central America and North America exists.
  2. The North and South Poles technically are not continents—as goes for the Arctic, so goes for Antarctica.
  3. With 21 republics alone, Russia—unlike with the United States with the 12 states that became more or less provinces or districts—is more or less its own continent that includes the state of Russia, just as Australia and Oceania includes the state of Australia.
Administrative divisions map of Russia
From http://ontheworldmap.com/russia/administrative-divisions-map-of-russia.html.

Notes:



  1. In political science, "state" means a government and the territory acquired thereby. Nation states include states of nations (Greek "ethnos", plural "ethni"): e.g., the classical and modern examples of Israel, Greece, and Italy (Roma, which later expanded as the Imperium Romanum that forcibly co-opted several nation states; and now is much-smaller Italy with Italic states such as Tuscany co-opted in it).
  2. Holdout Rhode Island did not become the 13th state to ratify the Constitution until 1790!
  3. For the Abrahamic religious groups, there has to be a total of 10 continents. See Daniel 7, focusing on Daniel 7:7-24. However one interprets Daniel 7, the fourth beast and the 11th king has to arise from Jerusalem (cf. Deuteronomy 32:8-10 and Ezekiel 5:5) be different from the other beasts and kings. In fact, even a Medieval schema looked like this with three kingdoms—with formal, informal, and hoped-for co-options—and Jerusalem in the middle:


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thanking All Who Liked My Page Recently and Like My Page, And...


  1. לפסח ושבת שלום ומבורך לכולם. (For a peaceful and blessed Passover and Sabbath to all.)
  2. For Messianic Jews/Jewish Christians, remember why we (and gentile Christians) celebrate פסח: 
  • "שמרו זאת בזיכרון של לי."
  • "בכל שעה שאתם אוכלים מצה הזאת ושותים הכוס הזה, אתם מכריזים המות שלי עד אני באה."
(If you don't read even some Hebrew, use Google Translate to translate it. Incidentally, I used Hebrew-Verbs.co.il, Milon, and other sources [including what I remembered from studying Hebrew in college] to translate it into Hebrew].)

Also, G-d willing, I'll try to record videos on, among other subjects:

  1. Bladder cancer, since I do volunteer for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy NetworkAs I explained to the recruiter (Natalie Bennett), I have a history of other cancers (e.g., Colon Cancer) in my family (e.g., Pop-Pop had it. BTW, he also died of Myelodysplasia that turned into Leukemia), and I can imagine that Bladder Cancer is exacerbated by conditions such as IBS (which I have) and, of course, Colon Cancer.  By the way, when I talked to Natalie, I learned that Bladder Cancer is the most-diagnosed cancer in the United States, despite that it hardly gets awareness raised for it (compared to, e.g., Breast Cancer. Great-Granddad's cousin Katarzyna Czerniecka Czokola, as I found out, did die of Breast Cancer, by the way.).
  2. Why Russia and the Middle East are, quite frankly, their own continents, despite their current classification. Technically, Central America could be its own continent, too.
  3. What "few in number" for Israel might actually mean (i.e., depending on who is considered Jewish ethnically and/or spiritually Biblically and amongst Jews. Either way, we're "few in number" from at least an ethnic standpoint.)
Meanwhile, ללילה ושבת ופסח טוב ושלום ומבורך לכל ישראל וצדוקים מגויים.

PS Part of the reason that I promoted my Facebook page is to (hopefully) get noted for my commentary and (G-d willing) get a job as a commentator and an analyst. Being, e.g., on SSI benefits sucks (and I opposed being on them at first, feeling that doing so was a form of socialism and being a burden on the tax payers. Besides, I have been persecuted for being on them [See below for a horrid example.]. But what can I do when, e.g., I have C.P., no paying job, etc.?)


JohnLeePedimore has replied to your comment on Shocking Video: Should "Adult Baby" Collect Social Security Benefits?:
@Nickidewbear

Let me guess,your family actually works for a living and turned their back on you because you are a lazy pig.
You can reply back by visiting the comments page.
By the way, did you know you can rent movies from YouTube? Check it out now: youtube.com/movies.
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Also PS: I save most of my emails. BTW, I just noticed this now-just-reported comment, too:
It's bad enough that you people leech off the American taxpayer like parasites,but what really pisses me off is the utter contempt you have for the hard working people who foot the bill for your lazy ass.You don't appreciate anything you have because you didn't have to work for it. You are a thief.
Then people swear that attitudes toward people with disabilities has changed...actually, it has gotten worse. Then they want me to represent people with disabilities when they act like I, a person who lives with a disability, don't know what I'm talking about....no kidding, as one Haggadah reads (with my emphasis and bracketed additions), that :
Access to affordable housing, quality health care, nutritious food and quality education is far from equal. The disparity between the privileged and the poor is growing, with opportunities for upward mobility still gravely limited. Maimonides taught, “Everyone in the house of Israel is obligated to study Torah, regardless of whether one is rich or poor, physically able or with a physical disability.” Unequal access to basic human needs [e.g., being treated as a human being who was created in the image of G-d], based on one’s real or perceived identity, like race, gender or disability, is a plague, antithetical to the inclusive spirit of the Jewish tradition.
And
We do not adequately address violence in our society, including rape, sex trafficking, child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse [including verbal, mental/psychological, religious/spiritual, and other intangible/non-physical abuse; and neglect], even though it happens every day within our own communities.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

AncestryDNA Autosomal DNA Analysis Version 2.0 and Problems Therewith

Ancestry.com's AncestryDNA still has problems. Ancestry.com is on Version 2.0, though, to be fair. Nonetheless, part of their methodology still includes counting "nations of the former Yugoslavia—Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Macedonia"—as part of Eastern Europe (Europe East). 

Also, they count European Jews as native to Europe—"The chart above (in blue) shows that the DNA of the typical person from the European Jewish region is very unique to this region. Most people from this region have very little (if any) DNA shared with neighboring regions. However there are some exceptions to this. When we estimate ethnicity for people from this region a small minority see results showing 65% of their DNA is similar to this region."

Their methodology also includes major problems—e.g., "The next step is to estimate a customer’s ethnicity based on the DNA of the reference set of individuals, as well as the DNA of the customer. We assume that an individual’s DNA is a mixture of DNA from a set of “source” reference populations." Their reference panel includes "a candidate set of 4,245 individuals."


That's not even 0.0001% of the global population. (Divide 6,000 by 6,000,000,000,000 to get this number.). They say at the end, nonetheless, that they are improving that. "Currently, we are working to even further expand our global reference panel for future ethnicity updates. We have already begun genotyping and analyzing samples for a future update which will provide finer-grained estimates of ethnicity."

However, they did seem to confirm what I was saying about us being Jewish (Also count that other Jews have had problems being noted as Jewish by AncestryDNA), and that we may have had possible Sephardic ancestry:



By the way, "Palestine" (Israel) is erroneously counted as part of the "Caucusus". So are Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Google "AncestryDNA European Jews" and "AncestryDNA Ashkenazi Jews", by the way: you will see that other Ashkenazi Jews are having problems with AncestryDNA. Also, they continue not to match my dad up with a Fosko third cousin and a Margevich cousin:


  • [Margevich Cousin]
  •  Possible range: 5th - 8th cousins
  •  
    Confidence: Moderate
  • Last logged in Oct 6, 2013
 41 people



  • [Fosko cousin]
  •  Possible range: 5th - 8th cousins
  •  
    Confidence: Low
  • Last logged in Oct 6, 2013
 1764 people 


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Balkaners and R1a1a1


    
Leamington, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "The Nicole Factor: DNA" by searching for genetic mekaup of south slavs in balkan r1a1a1.
01:12:44 -- 29 minutes ago



Nope. It falls among the Indo Europeans, Khazars (from whom Levites like the Foczkos are descended), and Ashkenazi Levites (Aren't we lucky? *eye roll* Then again, G-d did bless the nations, etc.):

For example:

The approximate distribution of Y-DNA haplogroups among the Bulgarian people runs as follows:
16% E1b1b
1% G2a
3% I1
20% I2a (very common among South Slavic peoples)
1% I2b
20% J2
1% Q
18% R1a
18% R1b
1% T

Another instance:


Slovenia is in the northwestern quadrant of the Balkan Peninsula and shares borders with Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. The Slovenian language belongs to the South Slavic language family.
Y-DNA (paternal DNA) haplogroups are distributed among the Slovenians at these approximate frequencies:
R1a = 34.5% to 37.18% - appears to come from early Indo-European speakers
R1b = 15.7% to 23.5%
I2a = 22% - also common in Croatians & Bosnians
I1 = 9.5% to 10.8%
E1b1b = 3% - common in the Middle East and North Africa
J2 = 3% - from the northern Middle East
G2a = 1.5% to 2.88%
I2b = 1% to 2%
J1 = 1% - from the southern Middle East

And no; Greece, Turkey, and Italy are not Balkan or Southern Slavic--in fact, the Greeks, Turks, and Italians would be insulted by the suggestion that they are; and so would the Balkaners.

Now there is a map of the Balkans



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The AFP and Self-Hating YNet Threaten Ashkenazi Jews Again

With this article, I break down lie after lie, after lie:

"Jews of European origin are a mix of ancestries, with many hailing from tribes in the Caucasus who converted to Judaism and created an empire that lasted half a millennium, according to a gene study."

As Kevin Alan Brook and several studies state, Ashkenazic Jews are Israelites who are descended from other Israelite Diasporans--such as (especially in the case of Central and Eastern Ashkenazi Jews) Sephardi and Western Ashkenazi Israelites (Leave Southeastern Europe--e.g., the Balkans--alone for a minute. Balkan Jews, for instance, are often considered to be Sephardim.).

"According to the so-called Rhineland Hypothesis, Ashkenazim descended from Jews who progressively fled Palestine after the Muslim conquest of 638 AD.

"They settled in southern Europe and then, in the late Middle Ages, about 50,000 of them moved from the Rhineland in Germany into eastern Europe, according to the hypothesis...."

We, as YNet omitted, also fled--for instance--the Pseudo-Christian, Anti-Semitic hotbed of the Justinian Byzantine Empire. We were also in Germany, and even Rome and Greece, before the Middle Ages. So, we couldn't have just arbitrarily settled in Germany and then picked up to move on.

"It would mean that the population of Eastern European Jews leapt from 50,000 in the 15th century to around eight million at the start of the 20th century."

It probably did. But how many Jews were murdered and killed due--e.g.--the Inquisition, the Bubonic Plague (e.g., Asher aben Turiel), abortion (which Talmud Bavli brazenly allows), and (on all sides) alleged or actual apostasy (And don't think that murderous groups like Yad L'Achim didn't exist back then.)?

"That birth rate would have been 10 times greater than that of the local non-Jewish population. And it would have occurred despite economic hardship, disease, wars and pogroms that ravaged Jewish communities."

See the above analysis. Also, the most-obvious counterside to Anti-Messianic murderers would be the Pseudo-Messianic murderers--and their names get thrown around enough (as if Anti-Messianic groups never have committed murder); so you can just Google terms such as "Jewish converts to Christianity", and find plenty of names which are used to intolerantly and disingenuously blanket all Messianic Jews.  

"Seeking new light in the argument, a study published in the British journal Genome Biology and Evolution, compares the genomes of 1,287 unrelated individuals who hail from eight Jewish and 74 non-Jewish populations..."

The study was clearly biased from the get-go. A better study would have had, e.g., 1,312 individuals with 41 Jewish communities and 41 gentile communities involved (74+8=82; 82*16=1,312; 82/2 = 41. On the other hand, 1, 287/82=~15.7.). The study would have, thus, been balanced among Jew and gentile.

"Among European Jews, Elhaik found ancestral signatures that pointed clearly to the Caucasus and also, but to a smaller degree, the Middle East.
The results, said Elhaik, give sound backing for the rival theory – the "Khazarian Hypothesis."..."

Geneticist Elhaik "trawled through this small mountain of data in search of single changes in the DNA code that are linked to a group's geographical origins". He clearly didn't do his homework, and he's looking to be the next Arthur Koestler (who admitted to making up the most-prominent strain of the Anti-Semitic "Khazar Hypothesis") or the next Shlomo Sand.

""Yiddish, the language of Central and Eastern European Jews, began as a Slavic language" before being reclassified as High German, he notes."

Here's another example of Geneticist Elhaik not doing his homework. Yiddish (lit., "Jewish") is a Hebraic and Aramaic language that borrowed Germanic, Slavic, Khazarate, and other words and grammar structures. For example (and this is one point on which I question Kevin Alan Brook), "yarmukle" is not a Turkish word--"yarmukle" is a Yiddishization of "yira malka" ("awe of the King" in Aramaic").

I could give you the whole megillah, but you get the point (This means that you get the point even though I didn't cover every lie by the AFP and YNet.). Meanwhile, incidentally, I wonder (perhaps a little conspiratorially) if Ancestry.com isn't trying to push the "Khazar hypothesis" by saying that I'm 99% Eastern European and 1% "of uncertain ethnicity"--then again, their technology is in Beta mode; although they questionably link: 
  • Greece (which is part of Mediterranean Europe) 
  • Southeastern (Balkan--not Magyar, Slavic [e.g., Polish, Slovakian], Ruso [e.g., Russian, Ukrainian]) Europe
 and 
  • Non-existent "Belgarus" 
with Eastern (Magyar, Slavic, and Ruso) Europe (though, to be fair, the Russians really are their own people; since Russia is technically a subcontinent at the least, and its own continent at the greatest--just like the Middle East is really its own continent, and the same could be argued for India [if not the rest of South Asia with India]. Incidentally, one could argue the same for the United Kingdom or even lone, in-the-middle-of-the-ocean Iceland). By the way, the one existent Belgarus is in Iran--which is far from Eastern Europe.

Incidentally, "Andrulewicz" comes exclusively from Lithuania (and if you don't believe me, look up "Andrulewicz" and variants thereof on Jewish--you'll find that we began by sticking together in Stakliškės, even though we moved to Poland Proper, Ukraine, and the United States; and "Monka" is exclusively Ashkenazic Jewish in Poland. So, I know that (with other factors considered as well) I've got to be a heck of a lot more Jewish than Ancestry.com is saying. Then again (in other words, perhaps making the last statements not incidental), Geneticist Elhaik is probably (at best) using the same (hopefully-just-flawed) methods as Ancestry.com.

The AFP and YNet ought to be ashamed for sloppy, Anti-Semitic and Self-Hating, Arthur Koestler- and Shlomo Sand-like "journalism"--and (along with Ancestry.com and Geneticist Elhaik) putting Ashkenazic Jews like me in a bad position.

By the way--along with being murdered and killed--many Jews were not counted as Jews because we were Patrilineal Jews, and/or Anusim and/or Messianic Jews (and not counting us as Jews was and is akin to murdering us and/or killing us).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Is The Kabul That Hiram Hated In Israel?

Or is it Kabul, Afghanistan? "And he said , What cities are these which thou hast given me, my brother? And he calledthem the land of Cabul unto this day."

First, let's look at "Cabul" in Strong's Concordance:

The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
 Strong's Number:   03521  
Original WordWord Origin
lwbkfrom the same as (03525) in the sense of limitation
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
KabuwlNone
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
kaw-bool'    Proper Name Location
 Definition
Cabul = "binding"
  1. a city on the border of Asher and located approx 10 miles (16 km) east of Akko; modern 'Kabul'
  2. a district in Galilee given by Solomon to Hiram and contemptuously called 'Cabul' by Hiram
 King James Word Usage - Total: 2
Cabul 2


Then let's look at how far Ha'Eretz Yisra'el is supposed to expand. For example:

  • Exodus 23:31 KJVAnd I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.
    And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.
    Deuteronomy 1:7 KJVTurn you, and take your journey , and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
    Deuteronomy 11:24 KJVEvery place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
    Joshua 1:4 KJVFrom the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.



A map shows:

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A to J: Kabul, Afghanistan; Euphrates, Iraq; Euphrates, Syria; Kabul, Israel; Akko, Israel; Nile, Egypt; Edom (Petra), Jordan; Edom (Petra); Jordan; Atzmon, Israel; Mediterranean Sea.


In conclusion, the Kabul that Hiram hated is in Israel... and I was wrong about the Kabul that Hiram hated being in Afghanistan.