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Middle East Update!

Posted by lamarzulli on October 9, 2013

hezbollah-635x357Commentary & Analysis

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L. A. Marzulli

 

Minister: Hezbollah has over 200,000 rockets

http://www.timesofisrael.com/minister-hezbollah-has-over-200000-rockets/

Hezbollah has over 200,000 missiles capable of hitting any spot in the country, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan said Tuesday.

“According to an IDF worst-case scenario, Israel could find itself under attack from thousands of rockets that could last three weeks,” he said at a conference at Bar-Ilan University, according to Israel Radio. “The Hezbollah organization has over 200,000 missiles capable of hitting any house in Israel.”

While most of us are focused on the petty drama continuing to unfold in Washington, with such absurdities as the Gestapo tactics brought to us by the jack-booted thugs who are running our  National Parks,

http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x1442580373/Gestapo-tactics-meet-senior-citizens-at-Yellowstone

Israelthe coming-all-out-war in Middle East continues to ramp up.  Here’s the latest.  Hezbollah has over 200,000 missiles!  I remember a few years back Bill Salus and I discussed this on his show.  Bill thought the number was around 50,000 and I proposed 100,000, it turns out we both were wrong.

A map is always a good way to see how this build up of missiles, hovering on the border of Israel, looks like!  A map has a way of illustrating what it takes a few hundred words or perhaps more to communicate.  It becomes apparent that if the INTEL is correct and Hezbollah does indeed have upwards of 200,000 missiles in their arsenal, it poses a grave threat to Israel.

Even though Israel has the Iron Dome defense in place, the sheer number of missiles Hezbollah could launch would more than likely overwhelm the country.  A missile attack, which according to the article could last three full weeks, would more than likely lead to a great loss of life and create a situation in which Israel would have to respond in the most harshest of ways, in order to assure its survival. If just one other nation joined the fray—I’m thinking Iran as the most likely candidate—I believe it would certainly lead to the Israeli’s using their nuclear arsenal.  Here’s the rub though.  Even if Israel uses its nukes, it’s not going to slow down the missiles coming from Hezbollah.  How do you stop 200,000 rockets?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/08/israel-deploys-iron-dome-missile-defense-outside-jerusalem/

Added to this is the continuing unrest in Syria, which has not gone away!  The world was focused on Syria only a few weeks ago and the events there almost led to WWIII!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24114746

The US government shutdown-charade, is a great distraction and most Americans are disgusted by it!  So many of us forget that nothing has really changed in the Middle East.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/06/savannah-guthrie-rand-paul-meet-the-press_n_4054169.html

The Arab Spring and the unrest it has wrought all across the Middle East continues to destabilize the region.  The unmitigated hatred of Israel, by its Arab neighbors, has not been assuaged in the least.  Iran continues its march toward becoming a nuclear power. The Moslem Brotherhood, while suffering a “take-down” in Egypt, continues to focus on its goal of marching to Jerusalem to create a Caliphate, with the city as its capital.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Egypt-Islamist-vows-global-caliphate-in-Jerusalem

In closing todays post.  Israel is hated by its neighbors.  At some point there will be a regional war and it will engulf the entire Middle East.  If nukes are used it will be the first time  since WWII, and as I have pointed out before, a nuclear event could trigger the greatest level of fear the world has ever experienced collectively and that could be a supernatural trigger.  In short, in spite of all the diplomatic efforts and the cry of a two state solution, nothing has changed in the Middle East, except Hezbollah now has 200,000 missiles in their arsenal.  I wonder how long before their fingers get itchy….

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Watchers 7 – UFOs: Physical Evidence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IZnhh_PzyU&feature=share&list=UUiFPF_HXO_KO0qE7jM4XRCg

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 Watcher’s 6 was TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!History Channel eat your heart out! Watcher’s 6 not only gives you clear video evidence but they present sane logical explanations about who, what, when, and how! You don’t have to check your brain at the door when you view Watcher’s 6! (But putting unfounded prejudges aside might help )Thanks for all the HARD work, and consistent dedication to these topics.   Kerry

 Hello L.A.,I wanted to say how much we enjoyed your latest watchers 6 DVD. My nine year old son was asking all kinds of questions afterwards. We are looking forward to the book OTTOT Nephilim. Your trip to Peru must have been an amazing experience and adventure.  Alan

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Earthquakes in Diverse places….

http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/10/08/series-of-6-quakes-strikes-in-storm-stricken-mexico/

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False Gods?

http://in.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=INRTR3FFDE#a=10

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Syria

http://www.debka.com/article/23339/Syrian-tanks-lay-siege-to-key-rebel-held-town-athwart-Damascus-Golan-highway

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Obama Won’t Negotiate!

 http://rt.com/usa/obama-shutdown-republicans-reopen-903/

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Global Unrest

http://rt.com/in-vision/brazil-teachers-protest-march/

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UFO News: Real, Burgeoning and NOT Going Away!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kErv4JUVv4Q

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Spiritual Warfare

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/07/scalia-says-satan-is-a-real-person/

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Ted Cruz – Aftermath!

Posted by lamarzulli on September 27, 2013

Ted CruzCommentary & Analysis

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L. A. Marzulli

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ted-cruz-filibuster-talks-21-hours-votes-house-bill-article-1.1467344

“We all admire the senator from Texas for wanting to talk,” said Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “But it’s been a big waste of time.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/24/ted-cruzs-filibuster-is-an-excellent-argument-against-ted-cruzs-filibuster/

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/09/the-double-absurdity-of-ted-cruzs-filibuster/279959/

Ted Cruz should be applauded, instead our media attempts to tell us his actions were silly, a waste of time, and were absurd! (See links above)  However, there are a lot of Americans who are cheering his actions and I for one, will be counted as such.  The American people were forced to accept ObamaCare, as the more than 1000 pages of legislation was voted into law by the democratic controlled house and Senate.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/obamacare-regulations-are-8-times-longer-bible

As I stated in my last post, Speaker of the House Pelosi stated: we have to pass the bill before we can read the bill!

It is this kind of arrogant, condescending statement, that makes our House of Representatives look like a High school Student Council meeting gone wild!  Who are these people and how can they get away with this type of governing?  It’s no wonder Congress approval rating is at an all time low!  http://www.ibtimes.com/congress-approval-rating-all-time-low-obamas-lowest-2011-1360879

Our media blasted Cruz and attacked his actions rather than his ideas.  This is standard fare, as our media regularly engages in the public evisceration of whomever they set their sights on.  Here is a part of what Cruz actually said, which is NOT being reported, and thus, may expose a media which is not doing their job, but are more than likely “in the tank” with Obama.

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Mr. CRUZ. Madam President, I rise today in opposition to ObamaCare. I rise today in an effort to speak for 26 million Texans and for 300 million Americans.

 All across this country Americans are suffering because of ObamaCare. ObamaCare isn’t working. Yet fundamentally there are politicians in this body who are not listening to the people. They are not listening to the concerns of their constituents, they are not listening to the jobs lost or the people forced into part-time work, to the people losing their health insurance, to the people who are struggling.

A great many Texans, a great many Americans feel they don’t have a voice. I hope to play some very small part in helping provide that voice for them. I intend to speak in opposition to ObamaCare, I intend to speak in support of defunding ObamaCare, until I am no longer able to stand,  to do everything I can to help Americans stand together and recognize this grand experiment 3\1/2 years ago is, quite simply, not working.

I also say at the outset that I am particularly honored to be standing side by side with my friend and colleague Senator Mike Lee from Utah. Senator Lee has shown visionary leadership in standing and taking the mantle of leading the effort to defund ObamaCare and to challenge this train wreck of a law, and Senator Lee has been repaid at times with vilification from official Washington.

In my judgment there is no Senator in this body, Republican or Democrat, who is more principled, who is more dedicated, who is more fearless and willing to fight for the principles that make this Nation great than is Senator Mike Lee. It is a singular privilege to serve with him and to stand side by side with him and so many others in this body, and, even more importantly, so many millions of Americans all across this country.

 

There is a problem in Washington, and the problem is bigger than a continuing resolution. It is bigger than ObamaCare. It is even bigger than the budget.  The most fundamental problem and the frustration is that the men and women in Washington aren’t listening.  If you talk to the man and woman on the street, that is the message you hear over and over again: Why don’t they listen to me? Why don’t they hear what we have to say? They aren’t listening to the millions of people, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, across the spectrum who say our elected officials get to Washington and they stop listening to the people.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2013/09/25/transcript-sen-ted-cruzs-filibuster-against-obamacare/

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Cruz is what I would consider a populist, he’s for the people, he’s not a Washington insider, who is more concerned with reelection than the welfare of his constituents.  Cruz stood for hours on the floor of the Senate, and he did so because he believes in what he was saying, it is part of his core values, it is a reflection of his ideals, his principles.  It is not a stunt!  I wish there more like him in the halls of government.

In closing todays post:  I believe Cruz is in touch with the people.  His voice is raised in protest, against what will be the biggest the tax increase—because that is what ObamaCare is—in the history of the country!  http://reason.com/archives/2012/07/09/yes-actually-obamacare-is-the-biggest-ta

We, the American people need to raise our voices by calling our senators and demanding they postpone this onerous law.

237 years ago the people in this country rose up against the King of England.  We demanded taxation with representation. Now we are taxed from the moment we awake until we go to bed.  Almost every facet of our lives is taxed and that money goes to a bloated government who has now over 800 military bases world-wide, and who is bogged down in the quagmire of the Afghan war for over 12 years, after Bush declared, mission accomplished!  What  happened to, we the people?  Both Congress and our media are out of touch with the average American.  Surely if we raise our voices loud enough “they” will hear us, at least Ted Cruz will!

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 Watcher’s 6 was TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!History Channel eat your heart out! Watcher’s 6 not only gives you clear video evidence but they present sane logical explanations about who, what, when, and how! You don’t have to check your brain at the door when you view Watcher’s 6! (But putting unfounded prejudges aside might help )Thanks for all the HARD work, and consistent dedication to these topics.   Kerry

 Hello L.A.,I wanted to say how much we enjoyed your latest watchers 6 DVD. My nine year old son was asking all kinds of questions afterwards. We are looking forward to the book OTTOT Nephilim. Your trip to Peru must have been an amazing experience and adventure.  Alan

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http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/26/dozens-killed-by-giant-hornets-in-central-china-4118809/?ITO=facebook

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http://www.debka.com/article/23314/US-appeasement-of-Iran-drowns-Israel’s-military-option-against-nuclear-Iran-or-chemical-Syria-

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http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/27/326338/six-killed-in-baghdad-mosque-attacks/

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/27/326335/20-killed-in-car-bombing-near-damascus/

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 http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=327186

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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/09/26/Poll-Americans-Find-Putin-More-Effective-Than-Obama

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Warning!  Very Graphic!   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2434278/Kenya-mall-attack-torture-claims-emerge-soldiers-Eyes-gouged-bodies-hooks-fingers-removed.html

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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/asia-pacific/fukushima-clean-up-may-be-doomed-1.1537702

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What We Can Learn From Egypt…

Posted by lamarzulli on July 5, 2013

egypt-morsiCommentary & Analysis

by

L. A. Marzulli

BBC News – Egypt crisis: Morsi supporters gather for protests

Egypt prepares for backlash as Morsi allies reject new regime | World news | The Guardian

Israel keeps wary eye on Egypt

Two days ago, tens of thousands of people gathered in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, and brought down the repressive government of the Moslem Brotherhood’s, President Morsi.  However, as seen by the links above there still is a threat of civil war erupting in the country as Egypt, like the United States, seems to be deeply divided.

What I want to highlight in this post, is the fact that when enough people get together, things can happen, change can occur, the impossible becomes possible.  When people raise their voices and cry out, we’ve had enough, the powers that be are forced to listen and as in the case of Egypt, an entire regime was put out of office.

Our country is deeply divided.  During a pro-life rally in Texas while one group sand Amazing Grace, another was shouting, Hail Satan.  (see link In Other News Section Below)  This is a graphic example of the disparity that exists in this country.  Last week the Supreme court gave a pass for Gay Marriage in spite of the fact that the people voted against it!

We have Obama Care which was rammed down our throats.   The Patriot Act, which infringes on our rights declared by our Constitution.

Patriot Act infringes on civil liberties, allows for privacy invasion – News – East Tennessean

The Senate voted on and passed the Immigration Bill without reading it!

The pulpits for the most part are silent, due to the restrictions of the 501C3, tax exempt status, which can be revoked by our government if the pastor supports one candidate over another.  With this in mind many pastors stay out of the political arena all together.

The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations

During the 1960′s the Vietnam war was essentially ended by mass protests across the nation.  Opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

With this in mind it becomes clear that when the people gather together in peaceful protest, all things are possible.  When folks turn up for town hall meetings with their senator or congressman and voice their opinions and displeasure with the “status quo” change can occur.  Watch this clip with former Senator Allen Spector, who eventually lost his seat when the folks realized they weren’t being represented.  Crowd Explodes When Arlen Specter Urges That We “Do This Fast” – YouTube

In closing todays post:  There are millions of sleeping Christians in this country.  I would propose there is a silent majority that exists.  It is time for the church to rise up and declare, enough with the abortion mills.  Enough with legislation that is rammed down our throats.  We will not tolerate Gay marriage in spite of what nine people tell us.  We will not allow our country to be invaded by those who come here illegally and seek to overturn our way of life.  We will pray at our graduations and we will not be scanned and patted down at our airports.  We will not be monitored and recorded at every juncture.

It’s time for the church to rise up!  If we do nothing the alternative is the death of the nation that we know and love.

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 Watcher’s 6 was TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!History Channel eat your heart out! Watcher’s 6 not only gives you clear video evidence but they present sane logical explanations about who, what, when, and how! You don’t have to check your brain at the door when you view Watcher’s 6! (But putting unfounded prejudges aside might help )Thanks for all the HARD work, and consistent dedication to these topics.   Kerry

 Hello L.A.,I wanted to say how much we enjoyed your latest watchers 6 DVD. My nine year old son was asking all kinds of questions afterwards. We are looking forward to the book OTTOT Nephilim. Your trip to Peru must have been an amazing experience and adventure.  Alan

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6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands: US Geological Survey – The Times of India

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Quebec forest fire causes widespread blackouts for a 2nd day – Montreal – CBC News

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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano grounds US flights – World News

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Egyptian military shuts Gaza crossing, place forces on high alert following Sinai attack | The Times of Israel

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Abortion Activists Yell “Hail Satan” as Texas Pro-Lifers Sing Amazing Grace | LifeNews.com

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European firms ‘could quit US internet providers over NSA scandal’ Trunews:

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Iraq: Time for the Strongman?

Posted by lamarzulli on October 26, 2009

King-Abdullah_551059aBAGHDAD, Iraq  —  Iraqi security forces blocked streets around the capital Monday and carried out intense searches at checkpoints a day after two truck bombs exploded, killing 155 people in one of Baghdad’s safest areas.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569566,00.html

As I have pointed out in other BLOGs, the Iraqi government, headed by President Maliki, who is up for re-election, is enervated at best and is being propped up by the USA. The gruesome fact is that another suicide bomber was able to carry out his horrific task, in what is supposedly one of Baghdad’s safest areas. The situation is tenuous in Iraq. There is so much secular violence as Sunni wars against the Shia. Then there’s the Iranians who are instigating some of this, as they seek to further destabilize the country. I have written about the concept of  Luciferian dialectic before and I will mention again that we have seen the first two legs of that dialectic. The first the events of 911. The second the Afghan war followed by the campaign in Iraq. Now after almost 8 years the country is still not safe, as illustrated by yet another mass killing. Iraq needs a strongman, who like Saddam can forge the diverse factions of the country together. The King of Jordan is such a man and he is a Hashemite, a direst descendant of the prophet Mohammed, and so, holds great sway in the Moslem world. A few years back he offered the people of Iraq a constitutional monarchy. They declined. Let’s speculate a moment and postulate that if such an agreement would be reached what would then happen to the King’s country of Jordan? This is where the third leg of the dialectic may manifest as the King could grant the Palestinians a homeland, by giving then part of Jordan. In doing so the King would ride in as a peace maker having solved the 60-year-old conundrum, of the Palestinian state. He is also the only man on the planet who can allow the Jews to construct their temple on the temple mount. The King has control over the temple mount and nothing happens there without his consent. As I have suggested, if he does these things then, in my opinion, we have witnessed what I have termed, a Luciferian dialectic. Scripture points out to us that the Antichrist will allow the Jews to rebuild the temple, in the last days. We’ll have to wait and see what transpires, but with the instability that plagues Iraq, the weakness of the Maliki government and homicide bombings killing scores of innocent lives, a solution must be reached and that is where the King, in his role as a strongman, could enter the stage…..

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The History Channel: Hype That Changes NOTHING!

Posted by lamarzulli on May 26, 2009

Hello everyone. This post is from Jody Rohr and I’m including it in today’s BLOG because, in my opinion, she nailed the History Channel’s show last night, that featured, Ida, the supposed missing link. 

 

There is so much that is happening in the world right now that I’ve included several links to areas of interest.

North Korea: detonated a nuclear device that was similar in strength to the one use at Hiroshima, in the closing days of the WWII. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D98DCSF00&show_article=1

 

Israel: It appears that Israel is responding to Iran’s saber rattling over the weekend as it moved six of it’s war ships into the Gulf of Aden. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1088184.html

 

Iran:  Here’s the story about Iran sending it’s warships into the Gulf of Aden. http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-39868320090525

 

Mexico: Swine flu deaths rise to 83!

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/26/content_11434619.htm

 

Pakistan: It appears that upwards of 2.4 million people have been displaced because of the fighting between the Taliban and Pakistani troops. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j1ufUjFAroLYzPr6omU3QLXf5rhw

 

USA: Finally! Ron Paul is trying to get the Federal Reserve audited. The name is a misnomer as it has nothing to do with our federal government.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=98782

 

Hello Mr. Marzulli,

Well, well, don’t the “scientists” of the world have vivid imaginations?  I watched the “Link” show tonight on the History Channel and came to some conclusions.  It was only worth my time to see the show so that I can now speak about it.  Otherwise, it was ho-hum. The most that anyone can say about Ida is that she has traits like a monkey and a lemur.   She is one individual, one sample, and nothing can be extrapolated from the facts that she presents, besides the facts that she presents…  The “scientists” examining her have gone to a lot of trouble to “tell us her story” as if it is fact.  Her “story” should be limited to what can be observed and nothing more.  And then they end the show by bringing up the point that some people are not going to be happy about this discovery…  My feeling is: what is to be upset about except that YOU people are telling us what to think about it?! They tell us that she is supposedly 47 million years old.   The accuracy of carbon dating is questionable. She has some traits like lemurs (her body proportions, hands and feet, tail, and size) and some like primates (her fingernails and lack of a grooming claw, lack of tooth comb, presence of ankle bone that primates have but lemurish animals don’t have). I fail to be impressed with their conclusion about her age, less than one year.  I will give reasons for that later. I missed the first few minutes of the show if it started at 9:00 p.m., so I don’t know if some explanation was given for the way she was extracted and preserved.  That topic was covered very lightly later in the show and it still didn’t answer some BIG questions I had regarding the so called “shadow” of her soft tissues, that surrounds the fossil.  How was the fossil extracted from shale in such a way as to preserve it perfectly as it appeared in its present resin “coffin”?  And how, pray tell, was the shadow of her soft tissues also preserved unless she was fossilized in the resin?  If the fossil was extracted from something hard like shale is there some way to also preserve the shadow of her soft tissue? unless the shale she was originally in was discolored and the person/people who preserved the fossil took artistic liberties and added their recreation of the shadow to the resin when they prepared the fossil. I can imagine woody substances in her stomach (like the seeds they say they can see – I couldn’t see them) being fossilized but not soft plant tissues.  Perhaps they also saw the stems/frames of leaves???  I thought the discription of the analysis of her stomach contents was insufficient to explain this. I saw the lump on Ida’s wrist long before it was brought to the viewer’s attention and thought to myself, “She had a broken wrist, or a bone tumor or something that caused that.”  My husband has a similar lump on his wrist, from having broken it,  but it isn’t nearly as big. I also noticed from the x-rays of her skull that she had adult molars still up inside her jaw and came to the conclusion long before it was mentioned that Ida MIGHT have been a juvenile.  That is the first logical conclusion one would come to.  But I know from my own teeth that anomolies in dentition are common.  I have only 24 teeth (rather than the normal 32) that are errupted.   My set of baby teeth was minus 4 on the bottom jaw and minus two on the upper jaw.  My adult teeth errupted far later than my classmates of similar age and I had to wait until I was about 15, and had two of my adult premolars pulled on the top, before I could get braces to correct my overbite and the crowding on the top.  In addition to that, I had one baby pre-molar that was deformed (it had two sections, instead of one, sharing a common root).  The baby tooth behind it was a normal molar but there was never an adult tooth to replace it and I had that baby tooth until I was about 32 years old, when it started to get very loose and to break up, and it had to be pulled.  So, technically, I was born with 5 less teeth in my bottom jaw than should have been there.  One of my adult incisors to the right of the main incisors is also deformed, having a rough ridge along its biting surface.  Both of those incisors are undersized.  My parents both had normal teeth and the correct number of them.  My children also have the normal number of teeth and no deformities but they were both a little slow getting their adult teeth.  When my adult canines on the top started to errupt, it was found that they were both turned backwards!  I had to have surgery to have orthodontic appliances (the metal bands) put on them, and then little gold chains were attached to them, and the wire on my braces, and the chains were twisted each time I saw the orhodontist.  The teeth eventually emerged mostly facing the right direction and then the braces finished the process.  And finally, at about age 38 years, ONE of my 4 wisdom teeth errupted on the upper right (that makes the total of teeth errupted 24 because I’m minus that one adult molar on the bottom left).  It took several years to reach its present state, which seems to be only half-ways out of the gum.  It causes no trouble and has plenty of room due to the other missing teeth. I have a horse who is 22 or 23 years old and he is at an age where most of his teeth could be quite short by now.  Horse teeth continue to grow, in order to replace wear on them, for most of their lives.  At a certain age, which varies from horse to horse but is usually around the time they get close to 20, their teeth stop growing and the resulting wear on the remaining teeth causes them to get worn away.  My old-timer has good length to his molars yet but his top front teeth are almost completely gone.  He should have worn his bottom front teeth off at the same rate, and maybe have remaining about  a half inch to 3/4 of an inch of tooth length on the top and bottom of his front teeth.  But he has close to an inch and a half or an inch and 3/4 on the bottom and nothing but little white nubs that are smooth and flush with the gum on the top.  This could be due to him rubbing his top front teeth on something but the entire time I have owned him (14.5 years now) I have never seen him rub his teeth on anything nor have I seen any spot in his housing that has been being rubbed or chewed on.  The wear on the top front incisors is even all the way around.  If he’d been wearing his teeth off by rubbing, I’d expect to see only the front two incisors that short, and not the other 4 as well. These are anomalies in dentition that are unique to individuals.  What if I had symmetrical absence of those teeth, and no deformities, and had been fossilized?  What if they found only one side of my skull, WITH the assymetries?  Would they say that I was a new species of human?  And my horse?  What if Ida had a slow rate of tooth erruption?  Then how could we determine that she was a juvenile?  Also, considering how smashed the skull was, it seems like a stretch to determine that she didn’t have a tooth comb for lower incisors…  Perhaps their scans and frontal x-rays showed them something they didn’t show us.  They didn’t show us that x-rays or scans confirmed it, they just said she didn’t have a tooth comb… There may be another way to determine whether she was a youth or not, which was not mentioned in the show.  Young animals have incompletely ossified ends on their long bones.  When they have completed the growth of their long bones, usually before they are completely mature, the soft, cartilaginous plates on the end of the bones (which are inbetween the bone and the cartilage of the joint) get hard and become bone.  These ends on juvenile bones are called growth plates.  In horses we see the growth plates harden between the 2nd and 3rd year of life (at which point horsemen say the joints have “closed”).  I think, in humans which grow more slowly, the “joints close” at an older age, around puberty, give or take a year or two.  Someone like a zoo vet or zoologist or paleontologist would know when lemurs and monkeys “close their joints” (ossify the growth plates).  From that point on, the bones above the elbow and true knee on the hind leg continue to lengthen and widen (the pelvis and rib cage get deeper) causing the animal to have more adult-like proportions.  Foals are known for being long-legged with short, shallow bodies and short necks and small heads.  We raise cattle and occassionally we find the remains of a calf that didn’t make it.  Usually, the ends of the bones are not there because they were soft when the calf died.  All the soft tissue disintegrates in a carcass.  Adult cattle bones have the typical shape to the end of their long, leg bones.  Did anyone on the investigating team notice that it appears (as far as I could tell…) that Ida had adult looking ends to her long bones?  They mentioned the substantial nature of the bones/joints leading them to conclude that she must have been pretty muscular.  I agree with that – I saw that also, long before they mentioned it.  But they didn’t touch on the growth plate issue.  If Ida was indeed a juvenile that was about 6 months old, she should have had soft growth plates at the end of her leg bones and they may have deteriorated, along with all the other cartilaginous stuff in her body, before her bones were fossilized.  I don’t know for sure if they would have done so but if they didn’t deteriorate I think x-rays surely should have been able to show a distinct line of seperation where the bones ended and the growth plates began.  It shows up in x-rays of adult bones but not as clearly as in juvenile bones. I have a B.S. in Animal Production (Cal Poly U., Pomona) and have worked for veterinarians and taken x-rays of animals.  I had to take anatomy and physiology classes and meat science (butchering) and learn all about the different domestic animals used in agriculture.  I graduated cum laudi (I wasn’t a slouch student).  I’m not bragging.  I’m just trying to explain why I think I can talk about these things. One time we had a cow go down on one of her hind legs and we had to shoot her because she wasn’t going to get better.  We didn’t have the vet out: it was just pretty certain she was done for (she was quite aged as well).  I was curious about what happened to her hind leg to cause her to go down.  After she was dead, we butchered all but the affected hind quarter.  I dissected it and found that not only had she worn off a good portion of the joint cartilage on the medial side of her knee joint (there was bone on bone there!), she had also torn some joint cartilage (she had been in heat and the weight of other cows mounting her was more than her aged skeleton could handle).  There was a LOT of joint fluid built up around the joint.  She would not have gotten better, for sure.  You don’t do joint replacement on an aged cow… I’m not impressed with Ida being the missing “link”.  How many thousands of species are not represented in the “fossil record”?  How can we take one individual fossil and make such certain claims about it?  The “scientists” are assuming that she was a normal individual and not one with symetrical anomolies.  With only one hind leg to examine, we can only assume the anatomy of the other leg was exactly the same.  The “scientists” are assuming that the physiology of Ida followed the same rules that modern mammals follow (in other words, the age of tooth erruption…).  I seriously question the accuracy of carbon dating…  Ida does not come close to filling in the gaps in the fossil record because we don’t even know what the gaps look like, or how they should be represented.  We can only make educated guesses, which is what science is supposed to do, rather than TELL people with such certainty that “this changes everything”!  It doesn’t change anything.  It just gives fossil and evolution nutts something else to dream about. I also laugh when I see the transition of ape to man…  Why on earth, if modern adaptations make a species more fit for survival, do the ancient species continue to flourish in their present envirnonments?  I suppose they’d say that the environment that the primates adapted to became overcrowded, necessitating a change in genetics in order for survival of the fittest to continue?  I just don’t buy it.  It doesn’t compute in my mind.  I suppose that is why we don’t see a new type of whitetail deer emerging…  In Pennsylvania the whitetails are overcrowded so they are smaller and not as healthy.  Shouldn’t a new type of deer start emerging?  The species is still the same, and given ample nutrition, would attain the size of the Ohio whitetails.  Oh, I’m sorry, it takes millions of years to make a new species…  (tongue in cheek there)  The law of entropy says something like this: Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition, 1972, says: 2.  a measure of the degree of disorder in a substance or a system:  entropy always increases and available energy diminishes in a colosed system, as the universe.”  In other words, “everything moves from a state of order to disorder” in a closed system.  That goes against the idea of evolution because evolution says that simple creatures are evolving into ever more complex animals.  That, in and of itself, goes against common sense.  I fail to see how more complexity is efficient enough to allow for greater survival ability.

 

Just my two cents worth!

Jody Rohr

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