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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


  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:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

For Maria Jones On (With Embedded Maps)


Classification: Query
Surnames: Andrulevicus, Andrulewicz, Andrulevich, Andrelovich
I don't know how much this would help, but understanding the background of the Andrulewiczes and your matriarch's journey to Magdalena may prove to be of some help (See map below.) . The Andrulevicuses are originally from Stakliškės and were openly Jewish. Some remained openly Jewish, with some even immigrating to other parts of Lithuania (See Nik Andrelovich below.), some to Ukranian Russia (Search for Vil'gel'm Andrulevich. This is who Great-Great-Grandma, later Alexandria Andrulewicz Czarnecki, had been visiting when Great-Granddad [later Anthony Czarnecki, Sr.] was born in Cuman [now Tsuman]). 
View Larger Map It was a 121-hour (5 day, one-hour) journey, which probably happened over years; though Great-Great-Grandma did have to stop between Lipsk nad Biebrza and Buzhanka nad Zvenigorodka when she gave birth to Great-Granddad, and that added 10 hours to a seven-and-an-eighth-days journey. Then again, your matriarch may have come this way (about an eight-day journey):
View Larger Map Searching for Surname (phonetically like) Andrelovich Number of hits: 1 Run on Thursday 20 June 2013 at 21:42:56 Surname Given Name Father Occupation Address Telephone # Year Page # Comments Town Uyezd Gubernia Publication Type ANDRELOVICH Nik Dvortsovaya Street, 4 1915 7 Vilnius Vilnius Vilnius Vsia Vilna (Ci Name Patronymic Year / Number Qualifications Town (type) Street Uyezd District Age Nationality ANDRULEVICH, Vil'gel'm Ser. 1906 / 56 Po promysl.nalogu Buzhanka (s.) Zvenigorodka ANDRULEVICUS, JONAS UNKNOWN [probably Stakliškės] 27 years old (

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Balkaners and R1a1a1

Leamington, Ontario arrived from 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