Saturday, January 20, 2007

Regrettable Victims

Regrettable Victims

(Jesus Christ said to people that unless they have never committed a sin, they should not sling a stone at a woman under an accusation to execute her.

This mandatory rule applies to any cases.

You should not stone and execute white, privileged, student athletes in any universities as well as African American young women in any professions, since the existence of such categories itself is a sin of the society which makes all the members of the society a sinner [though, to a different extent according to wealth one has].

The issue is devising and implementing a solution to nullify adversary effects of the existence of such categories in the society.

And the best solution is to understand how much the whole society, including European Americans who control the American economy, owes Jesus Christ and thus has to follow his teaching, that is, not to execute anybody since you are also a sinner.)
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Now, I have remembered that the late Peter Jennings attended a court trial on the late Saddam Hussein.

Peter Jennings left this world earlier than Saddam Hussein.
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There is one journalist in Japan who ventured to visit the site where the late President of Iraq had been hiding when he had been captured by US troops.

The underground, small cell was still there.

He was a notable journalist who once successfully criticized the president of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) for various scandals, which finally led to the president's resignation.

But the journalist sometime after having returned home from Iraq got hospitalized for surgery; he blessedly recovered and appears regularly on TV nowadays.
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News coverage looks like a matter of life sometimes.

I am awfully sorry for other unlucky professionals in this field, especially, who were involved in the Iraqi War.

This is my sincere comment intended to be taken as such.


Friday, January 19, 2007

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ

Somebody said that Jews killed Jesus Christ. They also talked about slavery.

American news programs viewed in morning business hours in Japan might not get a wide audience base; yet it must provide valuable information for those working in Japan's news sector and probably its education sector.

Yet, US religions, slavery, and gender are especially very remote issues here.
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Indeed, it was reported in the Bible that Jesus Christ had been almost killed in his home town when people had surrounded Him on a cliff. Eventually Jesus Christ had walked through and left them who, driven by malicious passions, had tried to push Him off.

Then, as everybody knows, the so called high priests of the Jewish society 2000 years ago made an accusation about Him to a Roman Governor who eventually ordered his soldiers to crucify Him.

According to these reports, it seems that there were some Jews who were determined to take Jesus Christ's life but could not for specific reasons, and thus resorted to Roman army of occupation.

If majority or significant part of Jewish population then had joined the plot, they should not have troubled the Roman Governor.

Jesus Christ was not crucified under the name of the Jewish tribe which had been for generations under occupation of the Roman Empire.

The Roman Governor had a decisive power in this case, since he could have also killed any Jews at his will, including those who had made an accusation about Jesus Christ. Under the name of the Roman Empire, the Governor formally killed Jesus Christ.

It is noteworthy that some Jews who became an enemy of Jesus Christ and His followers had no capability to attack Him and His followers as well as the Roman Governor; they were absolutely deprived of armed might, probably, due to so many secret and strong followers of Jesus Christ among their tribe.
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And, the present European and American civilization is a successor of the Roman Empire. The civilization has to carry the glory and the sin of its parent Empire, if a certain criterion is applied.

Following the criterion, ancestors of present European and American civilization killed Jesus Christ. (But, it is quite correct to say that mankind killed Jesus Christ.)

Nonetheless, I believe that if you had been a cool Roman Governor of Judea 2000 years ago, you would have naturally laughed at those Jews who had taken a legal action against Jesus Christ without arms, and rather provided Him with an elite platoon to protect Him.
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It is a matter of the Jewish society 2000 year ago, in which Jesus Christ had decided to live as a member. We should not judge it unless we are a member of the society of the very age. In addition, behind the high priests in bad faith, there might have been some unknown pagans who are still unknown to date.

Without Jews who honestly believed in Jesus Christ 2000 year ago, mankind should have completely failed in following, praising, and honoring God.

Though the Jewish community of the age as a whole did not decide to follow Jesus Christ, some of them saved the whole mankind of future generations by believing in Him personally respectively.

Accordingly, the faith and belief in Jesus Christ became an individual matter since then, not as a religion of a race, a tribe, or a society.
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Jesus Christ was killed by the Roman Governor who accepted, though he could have denied, a request by some people with wealth, social status, and religious fame rather than, say, by His countrymen. (You might as well say that rich, high-class, and religious people killed Jesus Christ.)

Consequently the Roman Empire was later forced to become a Christian Empire; the Pope in Rome even today plays a role of a Roman Emperor, on behalf of the European/American civilization, who shows his surrender and apology to Jesus Christ incessantly.

It tells who killed Jesus Christ 2000 years ago.

On the other hand, Israelites, some of whose ancestors became the first followers of Jesus Christ, are still allowed to exercise traditional rituals of their tribe completely and freely, which is the greatest reward that any tribe in history has been given by God Almighty.

It tells who did not kill Jesus Christ 2000 years ago.
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My impression about all these arguments is that how Jesus Christ could keep His temper while mankind is still using his name in combination with those horrible words such as "kill."

I cannot help but hesitate to discuss, detail, and extend this issue any more unless the Lord God Almighty so wishes.
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Have you ever seen Jesus Christ in your life? I suppose there are some who really have.

He seems to appear sometimes to those He especially takes a kindly interest in, which however is rarely reported in a world news program.

If you have, please report it to mankind (properly and orderly as they did in the first century).


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Terror from Indonesia to Turk as well as in Japan, EU, and the U.S.

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Terror from Indonesia to Turk as well as in Japan, EU, and the U.S.

Early in the morning on January 17, 1995, a great earthquake hit a western part of Japan, sacrificing around 6,000 precious lives.

One author described that the damages of the Kobe City reminded him of US air bombardment in WWII.

On January 17, 1994, the Northridge earthquake occurred in California, sacrificing precious 57 lives and injuring 5,400 people.

On January 17, 1991, the Persian Gulf War began.
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We do not know when a great earthquake will hit Tokyo in future.

We did not know the day and hour when the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 began and the large-scale terror on the mainland of America in 2001 started.

Nonetheless, there is no excuse for us; we have to enhance preparedness for potential disasters as well as efforts for comprehensive peace with parties and countries concerned.
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On September 29, 1993, an earthquake killed 10,000 people in southern India.

On May 10, 1997, an earthquake killed 2,000 people in eastern Iran.

On February 4, 1998, an earthquake killed 4,000 people in northeastern Afghanistan.

On May 30, 1998, an earthquake killed 5,000 people in northern Afghanistan.

On August 17, 1998, an earthquake killed 16,000 people in Turk.

On January 26, 2001, an earthquake killed 20,000 people in western India.

On December 26, 2003, an earthquake killed 30,000 people in Iran.

On December 26, 2004, an earthquake and tsunamis killed 300,000 people on the Sumatra Island, Indonesia, and other Indian Ocean coasts.

On October 8, 2005, an earthquake killed 100,000 people in Pakistan.

On May 27, 2006, an earthquake killed more than 5,000 people on the Java Island, Indonesia.

From Indonesia to Turk, Muslims have been suffering severely beyond imagination of citizens of advanced countries.

They also suffered terror such as Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005, Istanbul bombings in 2004, and Mumbai bombings in 2006.
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Those incidents seem to have been coincident with terrorist movement in those areas and actual acts of terror in target countries as well as related operations by countries concerned including the U.S.

It is not only a continental draft of the Indian Subcontinent toward the north, pushing up the Asian Continent and building the Himalaya Mountains, but also the lack of help and support to prepare for disasters that should be perceived.

If the U.S. and EU continue to leave and neglect Muslims in those disaster-torn regions in tragedy, anything horrible, I am afraid, such as terror might be directed, in the worst case, to them as they experienced in the US East Coast in 2001, Madrid in 2004, and London in 2005.

You have to read and comprehend holy codes hidden in the above historic record of disasters in the regions that may be potentially more concerned with US and EU security than Iraq is.
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Jesus Christ said to stay where you are and not to go back into the house for anything left.

Only God knows the day and hour.

I have to trust in Him.

Yes, in Him we as mortal man have to trust.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

"MUHAMMAD ALI: His Life and Times" Symbolizing Situations

"MUHAMMAD ALI: His Life and Times" Symbolizing Situations

"MUHAMMAD ALI: His Life and Times" by Thomas Hauser, published in 1991, was translated into Japanese and divided into two parts, each of which is sold separately.

I recently bought its second part, consisting of 441 pages including foot notes, at 1200 yen (US$10), which was renewed for pocket editions in 2005.

It would cost more if we buy an original and imported version of the book written in English.

Most of Japanese people read famous American books in their Japanese versions for various reasons, including prices and difficulties in reading English.
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One interesting report contained in the book is that one of close associates of Mr. Muhammad Ali once said, before a match, that a Muslim was for the first time in history going to fight a Christian on the ring. And, Mr. Ali won.

The issue is whether this kind of facts on Mr. Ali has had significant influence on young Muslims all over the world up to this day.
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It is not so very rare to spot African Americans in Japan, partly due to existence of US military bases in Japan. Generally speaking, they look like well respecting the Japanese society.

Perhaps they could see the difference in various human aspects, such as distinction between a Christian and a Muslim among their races which Japanese cannot easily.
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My belief is that God admits Japanese as he does with Christians and Muslims regardless of their races.

Besides, if the ancient Persian Empire had defeated the ancient Greek Coalition, there would not have been Alexander the Great as well as the Roman Empire; and thus neither European dominance nor discovery of New Continents by Europeans.

Therefore, my belief is that God admits Japanese as he does with European Americans and African Americans regardless of their religions.
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Mr. Muhammad Ali is still very famous in Japan, mostly because he symbolizes super success of an individual in whatever profession, especially in America.

Or, whatever race or religion he belongs to, worldly success itself might matter to most of Japanese.

Conversely, whatever race or religion a saint belongs to, spiritual authority itself might matter to most of Japanese.

If God is pleased with Japanese and Mr. Muhammad Ali, we assume that there are no problems between Japan and African Americans, and Japan and Muslims.

(In conclusion, we have to symbolize something valuable to succeed even if God promises our success.)


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Japan's Supertanker Hit by USS Newport News at Hormuz for Prophecy

Japan's Supertanker Hit by USS Newport News at Hormuz for Prophecy

The USS atomic-powered submarine Newport News (6,000 tons, 110m) hit the Japanese super-tanker Mogami-Gawa (300,000 tons, 333m) at Strait of Hormuz of the Persian Gulf on January 8, 2007.

In the worst case, it could have resulted in a large scale of oil spill in addition to a disastrous fire on the sea, which might hamper navigation of tankers delivering crude oils to the world market.

(The Mogami-Gawa, one of three or more tankers passing through the Hormuz straits specifically to Japan per day, was carrying an amount of oil equivalent to a half of that consumed per day in Japan.)

This incident instantly reminded me of the collision between a Japanese fisheries-high-school's training ship named Ehimemaru and the USS Greeneville, of the same class as the Newport News, that occurred off the Oahu Island, Hawaii, on February 10, 2001, taking nine Japanese lives.
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I once wrote:
" one remembered the passage of the book “Moby Dick” written by Herman Melville just before the Civil War:
"Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States",

which should be read as:

"In 2000, Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States",
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And, actually as prophesized, though regarded as by chance, the War on Terror has been still going on, taking many lives of various parties and nationalities.

The speculation on the recent naval incident is that the USS Newport News was then being dispatched to the sea area off Somalia while US fighter-bombers were attacking an Al-Qaeda base in the civil-war-torn country.

Nonetheless, Somalia is not the only focus in this context; we are inevitably aware of presence of Iran near the Strait of Hormuz.
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In the story of “Moby Dick,” Captain Ahab of a whaling ship Ishmael got on board was chasing and pursing the white whale called Moby Dick.

It may be read as Arabs are aiming at the "White House," in which a president nicknamed "W" resides and a vice president called "Dick" works, while "Islam" and "Israel" are involved in a historical context.

And, to make the long story short, Captain Ahab and his companies finally failed in killing Moby Dick while the whailing ship was destroyed by the gigantic white whale, and one Ishmael alone got rescued by another ship.

It means, as a prophecy of my version, that Arabs attacking the White House would finally fail and their organization would be destroyed; yet, the nation Israel and the great religious community Islam will survive.
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But, most astonishing thing is that this revelation was brought with the Ehimemaru tragedy near the Pearl Harbor in early 2001, reminding us of the lightening strikes of Imperial Japan's Navy on US Navy fleets, in the naval port in Hawaii, 60 years ago.

Subsequently, Washington D.C. and the New York City were attacked in the kamikaze style by some Arabs on September 11, 2001.
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Early this year, again, a USS submarine hit a Japanese ship.

This time not off the Pearl Harbor, but it happened at the strategically most important strait in the world: the Strait of Hormuz of the Persian Gulf.

However, no injury and loss of life as well as leakage of oil were reported.

Yet, we have to take this as another warning from Heaven.

Both the U.S. and the Islamic Republic of Iran should take it as such.
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The name of the tanker damaged, though minor, "Mogami-Gawa," is taken from one of famous rivers in Japan. The meaning of Kanji characters used to express "Mogami-Gawa" is the best and top river.

The flow of crude oil from the Middle East to Japan should not be interrupted and stopped by any military operations by the U.S. and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which might be the warning from Almighty God and Allah after all.

You should not interrupt and stop any holy missions now being carried out and delivered here and there.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Late Peter Jennings and Windows OS Tested on September 11

The Late Peter Jennings and Windows OS Tested on September 11

Recently Mr. Bill Gates accepted an interview and said:

"If you want to point to why the Windows PC has become such a successful, central thing, that enabling of partners, including all those great hardware partners, I'd say that's been very big. Here you see Toshiba doing SideShow (a Vista feature that enables a secondary display). You see Sony doing this beautiful Media Center, living room-type device. You see HP bringing in this touch-screen capability on a very nice form factor... "

You can enjoy contents and functions of advanced equipment. Such equipment consists of hardware whose control needs complicated and accurate procedures and operations only software can perform in a very short time.

Hardware can be easily replaced with other maker's, but a type of basic software cannot. It is because electronic formats of contents would be uniquely based on each maker's software unless comprehensive standard is forcibly adopted by the industry. If a dominant software maker refuses to accept such a standard, users cannot use old files in a different maker's software system which might be cheaper and more efficient.

(Just like you cannot buy and use another TV set that cannot receive a presently most popular broadcast frequency or channel.)

Users want to use a great amount of old files; Microsoft seems to have refused to adopt universal standards on file formats and other functions; and Japanese hardware makers cannot effectively offer more user-friendly solutions (except the TRON embedded OS project), but continue to design PCs that can only work with the Windows operating system.

Nonetheless, why are not a number of Windows-compatible operating systems being designed and produced by various software makers in this free and democratic world?
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Accordingly, Mr. Bill Gates has become the richest man in the world.

However, when he was interviewed with in person by the late Peter Jennings in his home in Washington State, Mr. Bill Gates did not even look like the richest man in the United States.

(I suppose the interview was conducted just after or before Peter Jennings' coverage tour to Iraq in 2003 or 2004, where he encountered very nearly shootings between US troops and insurgents.)

It might because Peter Jennings was not in excellent physical condition that his attitude toward Mr. Bill Gates looked a little too cool while the billionaire was showing the famous anchorman around his home with full of IT systems.
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Software is not a "king" in the IT system. But, users are as with other consumer goods. Further, public information even as goods is a little more different.

When the society is hit just like 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, it is an excellent anchorman that can calm down people as well as situations through his "presidential" manners but not super-rich IT industry leaders.

A profession that is accompanied with some human value is more valuable than a profession that is concerned only with monetary value at its core.
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The 9/11 terror attacks in 2001 forced Peter Jennings to perform his duty in front of a camera under a specific pressure for very long, contiguous hours, which might have tested his health with a delayed effect leading to his death in August, 2005.

I don't know how they tested Windows OS, apart from the Internet designed for specific flexibility, on the day.

Now, how were you tested on the very day that is September 11, 2001?
(After all, to be blessed or condemned by God?)