(Yes, I love classical music, which Japanese usually call "Kurasikku," too, since people look nice in a concert like in churchgoing on Sundays.)
Advice to US President
The term "Axis of Evil" must be rooted in the Secrets of Fatima, since "communist Russia" was specifically mentioned in the Secrets Heaven endowed pious children with at Fatima in 1917.
(I suspect that Heaven also mentioned Nazi Germany in the Secrets, but the Vatican changed the word "Nazis" to "Russia" in some sentences before the release of the first Two Secrets in 1941. )
The Evil apparently moved from Nazi Germany to Stalin’s Russia and eventually to Kim’s North Korea.
That is why North Korea could take abominable advantage of the Clinton Administration in 1990’s.
How is Bill Clinton responsible for North Korea obtaining Plutonium?
A lot of people here seem to think that Clinton is responsible for North Korea obtaining Plutonium. For those of you who do think this, please let me know who exactly provided North Korea with the reactors that they got the Plutonium from.
1 year ago
Actually is was Jimmy Carter that got the ball rolling, but it wound up with a deal to provide, fuel oil, food and reactor technology to the North Koreans for a promise not to develop nukes. Clinton signed off on the deal, with the full support of all of his advisers. The same morons on the talk shows blaming Bush. The deal had no provisions for monitoring North Korea's compliance with the deal. Which it is well documented that they continued the development of nukes and Clinton and his staff knew about it but let the shipments of aid continue.
Bush stopped the shipments but did nothing else. So there is blame enough to go around.
The whole mess could be solved very easily. By the Chinese. We just need to let them know that if they don't deal with North Korea, we are going to encourage the Japanese to rearm.
They are scared to death of a fully Armed Japan.
1 year ago
Recently in Singapore, Japan’s Foreign Minister Mr. Masahiko Komura informed Secretary Ms. Condoleezza Rice on North Korea’s neglect of their promised duty to re-investigate Japanese who were abducted by North Korea during past decades.
A Japanese newspaper reporter wrote from Singapore, where foreign ministers of ASEAN and major Asia-Pacific countries showed their faces for meetings, that US Assistant Secretary of State Mr. Christopher Hill does not look like sufficiently reporting the situations around the Korean Peninsula to Secretary of State Ms. Rice and President Mr. George W. Bush.
But, the newspaper reporter also mentioned that it was President Mr. George W. Bush that had first discussed the North Korea-held Japanese-abductees issue in the meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda which was held in Washington D.C. last year.
So, the key man for the North Korea issue is still US President just like in 1990’s.
If so, US President should all the more realize that the Evil had apparently moved from Nazis Germany to Stalin’s Russia and eventually to Kim’s North Korea.
Nazi Germany was destroyed by military forces.
Stalin's Soviet Union was caused a collapse of through defense, political, technical, and economic competition.
The Kim family's North Korea must be made to succumb through exercise of power of civilization (not only taking economic sanctions but also delivering an effective financial punch to knock the despot down).
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The reporter of The Sankei Shimbun newspaper is an ardent and faithful fan of Japan’s former Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe.
Former Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe is well known for his resolute stance against North Korea and generous support for families of the victims of North Korea abduction cases.
But as often pointed at, the Bush Administration changed its policy and strategy on North Korea two years ago when Mr. Shinzo Abe succeeded Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi as Japan’s premier.
How much North Korea hates Mr. Shinzo Abe can be measured even with the fact that all the Japanese liberals associated with or friendly with the Social Democratic Party of Japan laughed at Mr. Shinzo Abe or held him up to ridicule, when he was taken illness so complicated, though somehow in acute form, that he had to resign from the premiership last fall.
It is because the Social Democratic Party of Japan has had a strong support from Japan’s pinball industry where most of employers and employees are of Korean origin and thus have a strong tie with North Korea.
The linkage between North Korea and ethnic Koreans in Japan, the Social Democratic Party of Japan, other liberal politicians, critics, and journalists in Japan were eerily manifested as they all looked extremely happy when they saw the then Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe succumb to illness and resign all too soon.
The subsequent change in the premiership led to some slowing down of a hawkish stance of the Japanese Government against North Korea.
(And now, the Japanese newspaper reporter writes every complaint about Mr. Abe's successor, namely incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda who looks rather cool to the families of those abductees, which has however rejoiced liberals since it might cause internal discord among the ruling parties.)
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It is time for the U.S. President Mr. George W. Bush to consult Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi who visited Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, twice to meet Mr. Kim Jong-IL.
It is because Former Prime Minister Mr. Koizumi looks like positioned in the middle between Mr. Abe and Mr. Fukuda.
And, it is said that Mr. Koizumi aimed at implementation of a US$10 billion worth of economic aid and support plan to be introduced in North Korea after establishing diplomatic relations with North Korea.
President Mr. George W. Bush must also announce that the U.S. has a 10 billion dollar development plan for North Korea, too.
Then, China will follow suit with another US 10 billion dollars earmarked for North Korea.
( http://home.att.ne.jp/star/ELS/itoshino.html )
Luk 7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
Luk 7:27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Luk 7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
Friday, July 25, 2008
HOLY LADY AND LUCIA AT FATIMA IN 1917
Believe or not, it began as follows:
"Where are you from?"
"I come from heaven," the Lady said.
This seemed to the children entirely reasonable.
They knew of heaven, both from their catechism and the visits of the angel. It simply was that they had never before been able to conceive that even heaven could produce anyone as radiantly beautiful as the Lady standing before them. They gazed in rapture. The Lady wore a white mantle of breathless purity. It was edged with gold and fell to her feet. In her hands the beads of a rosary shone like stars, with its crucifix the most radiant gem of all. Still, Lucia felt no fear. The Lady's presence produced in her only gladness and confident joy.
You can enjoy Harry Potter or The Da Vinci Code, but you have to carefully study the Three Secrets of Fatima, since the incumbent Pope assumed the office in 2005 almost immediately after the death of Lucia, the last survivor of the miracle that happened in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
It is also interesting that the incumbent Pope specifically delivered comments when the Vatican made public the Third Secret of Fatima in 2000:
It was announced on 13th May 2000, 83 years after the first apparition of the Lady to the children in the Cova da Iria, that the third secret would finally be released. The text was published on 26th June 2000:
The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fátima, on 13 July 1917.
I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.
After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: ‘something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.
Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
Along with the text of the secret, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger published a theological commentary, in which he states that:
"A careful reading of the text of the so-called third 'secret' of Fatima ... will probably prove disappointing or surprising after all the speculation it has stirred. No great mystery is revealed; nor is the future unveiled."
After explaining the differences between public and private revelations, he cautions people not to see in the message a determined future event:
"The purpose of the vision is not to show a film of an irrevocably fixed future. Its meaning is exactly the opposite: it is meant to mobilize the forces of change in the right direction. Therefore we must totally discount fatalistic explanations of the “secret”, such as, for example, the claim that the would-be assassin of 13 May 1981 was merely an instrument of the divine plan guided by Providence and could not therefore have acted freely, or other similar ideas in circulation. Rather, the vision speaks of dangers and how we might be saved from them."
He then moves on to talk about the symbolic nature of the images, noting that:
"The concluding part of the 'secret' uses images which Lucia may have seen in devotional books and which draw their inspiration from long-standing intuitions of faith."
As for the meaning of the message:
"What remains was already evident when we began our reflections on the text of the 'secret': the exhortation to prayer as the path of 'salvation for souls' and, likewise, the summons to penance and conversion."
When the First World War was about to end, there poor children in a humble village in Portugal encountered Holy Lady from Heaven.
She gave one of the three, Lucia, three prophecies, predictions, or secrets regarding the end of WWI, the inception of WWII, and the era after WWII, according to rumors, media reports, research reports, official records, and Vatican’s statements.
Two of the Three Secrets were revealed fully and confirmed authentic soon after the start of WWII.
(However an argument about how Hitler and Nazis were described in the first two Secrets or Messages should be put forward, since this issue can change the whole conventional interpretation of the Three Secrets.)
But, the last one is still controversial, though the Vatican has been claiming that it revealed the Third Secret fully in 2000.
Lucia, from the earliest days, asked the Vatican to make it public by 1960 at the latest. But, the Vatican offered a chance to the world only in 2000 to learn specific contents of the letter in which Lucia had written about the Third Secret.
And, the contents are, to our disappointment, too religiously theatrical without setting off any shock waves. It is indeed a mystery that the Vatican must have kept them completely secret until 2000 for almost 80 years, since it looks like at most a mediocre part of the Apocalypse.
On the other hand, the Second Secret includes the word "Russia," referring to the evil the Soviet Union bred inside and outside the nation as the enemy of the Vatican.
Then, there must be contained concrete expressions related to the international conditions around 1960 in the Third Secret of Fatima just like those related to Nazis must have been included in the First or Second Secret.
(Fatima pinned down)
Of course, from the beginning you can think that tens of thousands of people, who followed the two girls and one boy to the place where they claimed that Mother Mary had appeared to them before, did fall into a mass hypnotism, though all these adult witnesses testified later that they saw the sun dancing on one autumn day above the fields of village Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
Anyway, soon after this era entered 1960’s, JFK was assassinated.
The Vietnam War inflamed;
Robert Kennedy was assassinated, too;
Millions of Cambodian citizens were executed by Marxists after the Vietnam War;
NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries aimed their intermediate-range nuclear missiles at each other over Central Europe;
Israel ventured into a war against Arabs a few times;
The Cold War ended, but wars, massacres, armed conflicts, mass starvation, and acts of terror ensued all over the world, except in some lucky countries including Japan; and
Princess Diana died, JFK Jr. died, and WTC towers were destroyed by terrorists, which led to the Iraqi War and the Afghan War in the 21st century.
This era still needs complete disclosure of the Secret of Fatima, though Lucia died in 2005 after having lived a life entirely bound down inside facilities managed by the Vatican, though, according to her own will.
But, why must the Vatican have restricted her free communications with the outside world, if the Third Secret is truly such a simple depiction of Devil’s attacks on saints so common in the Apocalypse?
Put it all together, you have to still listen to EEE Reporter, even if you have checked all the non-nonsense documents about the Secret at Fatima of 1917.
You had better do so, since a miracle sometimes flies over the head of EEE-Reporter like a big blue heron.
Mar 7:25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
Mar 7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
Mar 7:27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
Mar 7:28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
Mar 7:29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
Mar 7:30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/25/2008 03:32:00 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Harry Potter and Princess Diana in 1997
Have you heard that "such was the clamour to read the fifth book that its English language edition became the first English-language book ever to top the bestseller list in France?"
Princess Diana died at the end of the summer in 1997.
But, at the beginning of the summer in 1997, the first edition of “Harry Potter” was published.
I do not of course read the book Harry Potter, since it has nothing to do with imminent threats to the world.
I do not of course read the book Harry Potter, since it is not a right thing to do to immediately follow suit when hundreds, thousands, or millions of people around have suddenly started to do the same thing, namely buying and reading Harry Potter.
I do not of course read the book Harry Potter, since the will of the author in her creating and presenting a children’s story seems to have nothing to do with the War on Terror and the War on the Financial Mafia, especially nowadays.
Though I have nothing to do with the Vatican, I do not of course read the book Harry Potter, since I do not think that the author is in the position to teach anything to people as she got married, got divorced, and got married again while getting richer.
But, of course, as some Japanese look like very proud of their having bought the original English version and read it before the release of the Japanese version, I like to say some on it.
It is a burden of monotheistic religion. It is a burden of living in the monotheistic religious world that is sensed in this boom of Harry Potter.
It also appeared in works of William Shakespeare, the burden of monotheistic religion.
From God at the infinitely high place to the sphere of Angels and spirits through the human world and further down to the world of the Devil, the material and spiritual universe is so organized. It is so simple to do good and enter Heaven if a story is so composed.
You fight for good against evil; Angels will come to help you; and you will be saved while making so many sins so long as you repent to be admitted into Heaven.
But, this simple scenario converging into the ever great glory of the God Almighty is truly a burden for people today just like those in the era of William Shakespeare.
People want a vague version of the battle between good and evil.
Nonetheless, children before entering the fully deployed spiritual world can stay there and enjoy adventures in the intermediate world, since the God allows it without applying a stern code of causality.
But every story for boys and girls should be ended when a hero or a heroine of the story has discovered that the world is not fair if he or she wins the heart of his or her own heroine or hero.
Necessity of life looks more important than an issue between good and evil. The church is demanding ultimately what is impossible. The Bible says that God loves the poor; but money does not love the poor. “Rich or poor” looks more important than “good or bad.”
In a story where ghosts, spirits, and magicians take active part but a crucial issue of good or evil is not sternly posed in a religious manner, you can enjoy being a hero or a heroine without a fear of encountering a messenger of God and facing the Last Judgment.
Finally, the Bible was written to save the world; Harry Potter was written to make money.
The Bible is not commercial goods; Harry Potter is commercial goods.
Authors of the Bible earned no money from writing; the author of Harry Potter earned big money as if the Devil had bought millions of copies of Harry Potter.
Yet, Princess Diana died at the end of the summer in 1997, though at the beginning of the summer in 1997, the first edition of “Harry Potter” was published.
Truly, Princess Diana should have taken the publication of Harry Potter as a warning sign to her fatal fate coming so near with a shadow of an ominous warlock still unidentified.
Now, let’s check what the Pope said about Harry Potter in 2003:
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Vatican City March 7, 2003
Esteemed and dear Ms. Kuby!
Many thanks for your kind letter of February 20th and the informative book which you sent me in the same mail. It is good, that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because those are subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly.
I would like to suggest that you write to Mr. Peter Fleetwood, (Pontifical Council of Culture, Piazza S. Calisto 16, I00153 Rome) directly and to send him your book.
Sincere Greetings and Blessings,
+ Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger Vatican City May 27, 2003
Esteemed and dear Ms. Kuby,
Somehow your letter got buried in the large pile of name-day , birthday and Easter mail. Finally this pile is taken care of, so that I can gladly allow you to refer to my judgment about Harry Potter.
Sincere Greetings and Blessings,
+ Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger-----------------------------------------------------
And, Vatican's Chief Exorcist reportedly repeated condemnation of Harry Potter in March 2006.
Vatican's Chief Exorcist Repeats Condemnation of Harry Potter Novels
By John-Henry Westen
ROME, March 1, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican's chief exorcist, Rev. Gabriele Amorth, is reported to have repeated his condemnations of the Harry Potter novels yesterday. According to press reports, Fr. Amorth, said of the books, "You start off with Harry Potter, who comes across as a likeable wizard, but you end up with the Devil. There is no doubt that the signature of the Prince of Darkness is clearly within these books.
"By reading Harry Potter a young child will be drawn into magic and from there it is a simple step to Satanism and the Devil," he said.
The news will come as no surprise to LifeSiteNews.com readers who recall that Fr. Amorth made very similar remarks in 2002 which went misreported in the North American media, until LifeSiteNews.com clarified the matter.-----------------------------------------------------
The Vatican seems determined to suppress happiness of the author of Harry Potter even in 2008.
Vatican City, Jan 14, 2008 / 04:45 pm (CNA).- J.K. Rowling's successful character Harry Potter is the wrong model of a hero, says the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano in its Monday-Tuesday edition.
In an article signed by Edoardo Rialti, L'Osservatore says that many have tried to establish a parallel between Rowling's main character and "the great fantasy masterpieces of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and Clive Staples Lewis, the Christian authors of the most beloved fables of the 20th Century."
Rialti says that despite the "superficially apparent common points" between Harry Potter and the heroes in Tolkien's and Lewis' stories, Rowling "transmits a vision of the world and the human being full of deep mistakes and dangerous suggestions, even more seductive since it is mixed with half-truths and compelling story-telling."
The author recalls Tolkien's essays about fables, in which he says that "fables can depart from the physical world and the universe created, but not from the moral order: we can imagine a universe illuminated by a green sun, but we cannot bulk to the temptation of presenting as positive a reality in which the moral and spiritual structure are inverted or confused, a world in which evil is good..."
The article concludes by saying that "More relevant than ever is the judgment expressed by the then Cardinal Ratzinger to the series of critical articles written by the German journalist Gabriele Kuby about Harry Potter: 'It is good, that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because those are subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly'".-----------------------------------------------------
The Pope should still understand that Princess Diana died at the end of the summer in 1997, though at the beginning of the summer in 1997, the first edition of “Harry Potter” was published.
British boys and girls have been somehow spiritually protected from the “Princess Diana’s Case” by the emergence of Harry Potter.
British boys and girls have been somehow spiritually exempted by the emergence of Harry Potter from a terrible influence of the Princess Diana’s case on their hearts and souls.
British boys and girls would rather follow suit of Harry Potter rather than Prince Charles.
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( http://www.fukuchan.ac/music/j-folk0/tenshinoyuwaku.html )
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/24/2008 12:30:00 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Japanese Citizens Abducted by North Korea
It is true that the Fuji TV station in Tokyo is one of the major media that most earnestly focus on North Korean issues.
However, the pinball industry (Pachinko Sangyo) seems to sponsor some of its programs, so interestingly.
"For a long time, these abductions were denied by North Korea and were often considered a conspiracy theory.
Despite pressure by Japanese parent groups, the Japanese government itself took no action because the now-defunct Socialist Party of Japan, which had maintained close ties with North Korea, vehemently denied the abductions."
Yet, we have to first check China, since US troops were actually hindered in freeing the whole Korean Peninsula by Chinese troops in the Korean War in early 1950’s.
SECTION I: BOMBINGS, RIOTS, AND POLLUTION IN CHINA
Japanese TV news program reported that the Chinese people were not officially informed of the recent bus bombings killing and injuring more than ten people in a Chinese local but big city Kunming.
No Chinese domestic TV stations seem to be allowed by the Chinese Government to report the act of terror to its citizens.
I suspect that almost 100,000 riots and violent protests against local authorities and the police occur every year in China, most of which however do not look officially informed the Chinese people of through the domestic media.
Now the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games are waiting for visits of Japan’s Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda and US President Mr. George W. Bush to join the opening ceremony.
But, Beijing’s air pollution is still enormous in terms of the scale, so that the Chinese Government has recently enforced an executive order that cars with an odd number at the first digit of its license number are admitted into Beijing only on odd days; Similarly, cars with an even numbered license only on even days.
This is breathtaking stupidity. Olympic Games are sports events where safety of human bodies must be respected as the first thing. If the Chinese Government really cares for safety of athletes of the world, they have to abandon the hosting of the Olympic Games.
There are millions of farmers and local residents in China who are suffering unthinkable environmental pollution, since in most cases no human rights of poor farmers are protected and related regulations are all neglected in China.
SECTION II: NORTH KOREA
North Korea is worse than China in terms of human rights, freedom of the media, and environmental pollution.
North Korea still holds Japanese citizens they abducted mainly from mainland Japan in the past decades for covert operations of their intelligent agencies.
CHUCK DOWNS: Well, they are not. And, unfortunately, the Bush administration shifted its policy about two years ago.
And instead of bringing the other four players that were together on our side of the table together and going in unison to deal with North Korea, the Bush administration decided to have working groups in which a number of interests that are allied interests, like the interests of Japan, would all of a sudden be dealt with on a bilateral basis, between Japan and North Korea, to solve important human rights concerns, such as the treatment of the abductees.
North Korea continues to be a terrorism state. And one of the best indications of that is that every day they commit international terrorism by holding Japanese citizens who do not want to be there, and who have been stolen from their livelihood and from their places in their home country, and made to serve the interests of the regime.
North Korea's not a normal country. It is a terrible tyranny.
RAY SUAREZ: Well, very briefly, before we go -- and we really don't have a lot of time, Selig Harrison -- if the goal is a denuclearized North Korea, are we closer today as a result of this turnover of...
SELIG HARRISON: We are much closer. I don't think we're going to get to the finish line until the next administration, because there are a lot of things to do before this can be wrapped up and before North Korea will surrender its fissile material and we can get it shipped out of the country. Until we do that, this isn't over. So this is...
RAY SUAREZ: And very briefly, Chuck Downs?
CHUCK DOWNS: It's always dangerous to appear to rush to satisfy the North Korean regime's concerns, always dangerous…
The Chinese Communist Party needs North Korea as a military defense line against the U.S., Japan, and South Korea.
The Chinese Communist leaders cannot accept one unified democratic and free Korea over the whole Korean Peninsula, since such a situation will pose a threat to China’s dictatorship.
If all the Koreans on the unified Korean Peninsula enjoy political and social freedom of the kind Japanese and Americans are enjoying, most of Chinese citizens will flee to Korea over the boarders.
In order to continue to control poor farmers and local citizens in China, the Chinese Communist Party wants North Korea to continue to function as a military defense line under despotism executed by the Kim family.
And, if the Kim family of North Korea claims that they have to still keep Japanese abductees to continue their military despotism, the Chinese Communist Party will give its consent.
Conversely, if the Chinese Communist Party thinks that the North Korea’s policy will badly influence their power base, Chinese leaders will strongly request North Korea to release Japanese abductees.
If North Korea is so resolutely requested by China to return Japanese abductees home, it will eventually obey the request, since the Kim family will face a fatal crisis in its physical existence without political, economic, and military support and assurance from China.
But, it is rather more realistic to think that China is resolutely requesting North Korea not to return Japanese abductees home, since China is afraid of establishment of a friendly relationship between Japan and North Korea.
(It is well known that Chou En-lai, the greatest Chinese politician after WWII [1898 - 1976], told Mr. Henry Kissinger in Beijing in 1971 that China and the U.S. must cooperate in preventing Japan's re-dominance in the Korean Peninsula...)
SECTION III: JAPANESE LIBERALS
From late 1960’s when North Korea started to kidnap some Japanese and to late 1990’s when the Japanese media started to publish articles on Japanese abductees by North Korea, not only liberal politicians but also conservative politicians kept silence to or neglected the existence and the fact of the Japanese abductees cases.
Liberal politicians in Japan are actually those who belong to, or are associated with, the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party.
Conservative politicians in Japan are those who belong to, or are associated with, the Liberal Democratic Party.
The reason for their decades-long silence on the North Korean act of terror, namely abductions, is, of course, money.
There are more than half a million North Korean residents in Japan, due to Japan’s occupation of the Korean Peninsula from the early 20th century until the end of WWII.
And, the major industry where North Korean residents in Japan are engaged as their profession is pinball parlors.
It is said that 70% of all the North or South Korean residents in Japan are running, or working in, pinball parlors whose market size reaches US$300 billions.
And, until a stern regulation was applied a few years ago, those North Korean residents in Japan, or specifically the pinball industry, had reportedly been sending big funds to North Korea to support the Kim Administration.
( http://pachinkokouryaku.fc2web.com/chousenjin.html )
But, the big money earned in the pin-ball industry has been also channeled to Japanese politicians.
Japanese politicians, whether conservative or liberal, receive money from North Korean residents in Japan or the pin-ball industry, since they need much money for their political activities.
That is why not only liberal politicians but also conservative politicians kept silence to or neglected the existence and the fact of the Japanese abductees cases for decades.
That is why the then Prime Minister Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi’s visit to North Korea, twice in 2002 and 2004, and his discussion with Mr. Kim Jong-IL about Japanese abductees were epoch-making beyond assessment on their success or failure.
In this context, Japanese liberals have been no use and no good with rescue of Japanese abductees.
Japanese liberals regard the U.S. as an enemy, and thus regard China and North Korea as friends.
That is why you cannot trust Japanese liberal journalists and critics in terms of human rights, including the Japanese abductees-by-North Korea case.
It is because they hate so much Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi and Mr. George W. Bush since their short-sighted and selfish sense of justice can find evil only in their enemies in Japan and the U.S. while missing worse evil in China and North Korea; and their extreme hatred for the regimes in Japan and America makes them blind to horrible violence of human rights by the Chinese Communist Party and the Kim family of North Korea.
To solve the North Korean abduction-of-Japanese case, families of the victims and supporters for the families must first persuade Japanese liberals to change their view and abandon their hate for the Japanese Government and the U.S.
It is because the Kim family of North Korea will not change their policy and behaviors, if so many Japanese liberals are so much friendly to China and North Korea while hating so much the Japanese Government and the U.S.
(Some U.S. and European media misunderstand Japanese liberals who are shouting "more human rights" only to the Japanese Government but never to North Korea and China.
They think that Japanese liberals are similar to liberals in the U.S. or Europe.
At the core of Japanese liberal elites are cold Marxism but not warm Christianity, while they do not love Buddhism, either.)
There are two types of Japanese: liberals and non-liberals.
The former is ultimately friendly to the Kim Family of North Korea, if through profitable association with the Chinese Communist Party or simple hatred for Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi and Mr. George W. Bush.
And, as long as the Kim Family has such friends in Japan, they will maintain Japanese abductees as well as nuclear weapons.
The Japanese families of victims and the U.S. Government should more focus on Japanese liberals if they really want to solve the North Korean problems.
( http://home.att.ne.jp/star/ELS/without_yoo.html )
Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/23/2008 12:41:00 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
OIL PRICE STUDY & CONQUERING INNOVATION
Just like some of you, I had one false friend when I was young. He was born rich, raised rich, and loved to be richer so as to enjoy superiority complex over the poor; yet he wanted my failure, say, even in communications with girls, secretly under the false friendly face.
You can leave such a friend at any time to protect yourself, since you know he is a false friend wishing your failure secretly no matter if you pity him in terms of communications with girls.
But, if you have a false expert, it would be very difficult even to find that he or she is a false expert.
(And, if you have a false wife, it would be very difficult even to find the very reason why she is false to you who love her so much for a specific reason she can exploit like a devil, so ironically.)
Now, let’s check words of experts on the recent astounding surge of oil prices, since some company would rather pay a million dollars for any notable expert or economist who would write a paper that defends such a company being engaged in a conspiracy to raise an oil price as much as possible to compensate for its huge loss in the subprime loan-related transactions.
Indeed one million dollars can be a price to sell his or her soul for any false expert or economist nowadays…
SECTION I: MR. MARTIN FELDSTEIN
There are some experts who argue that speculation has nothing to do with the recent sharp surge of oil prices.
They mostly rely on an economic theory that a provider will behave in a manner to maximize their profits in a given situation, which however cannot apply to the crude oil market whose discretion in withholding of goods is restricted so much politically and institutionally, though China as a huge source of demands is truly an emerging big factor.
Although most experts agree that financial speculation was not responsible for the surge in the global prices of food and energy, many people remain puzzled about the source of these remarkable price rises…
Thus, when oil producers concluded that the demand for oil in China and some other countries will grow more rapidly in future years than they had previously expected, they inferred that the future price of oil would be higher than they had previously believed. They responded by reducing supply and raising the spot price enough to bring the expected price rise back to its initial rate…
An expert has often three ways to explain a situation based on correct facts, data, and theories.
But, he sometimes picks up one that has the least influence on reality.
In my observation, the ratio of speculation and other factors, including demands/supply relation, in contribution to a hike of crude oil prices is 90 to 10.
It is because the scale of the hike is beyond a range that can justify the argument by Mr. Feldstein, though some Japanese experts respect his argument for some reasons.
SECTION II: MR. M R VENKATESH
If somebody is arguing something based on findings of a US Senate Committee, you had better check it for real.
Today's oil prices are believed to be determined by the four Anglo-American financial companies-turned-oil traders, viz., Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, J P Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. It is only they who have any idea about who is entering into oil futures or derivative contracts. It is also they who are placing bets on oil prices and in the process ensuring that the prices of oil futures go up by the day…
The answer to this question is fairly simple. After all, oil price is highly inelastic -- i.e. even a substantial increase in price does not alter the consumption pattern. No wonder, a mere 3-4 per cent annual global growth has translated into more than a 40 per cent annual increase in prices for the past three or four years.
But there is more to it. One may note that the world supply and demand is evenly matched at about 85 million barrels every day. Only if supplies exceed demand by a substantial margin can any downward pressure on oil prices be created. In contrast, if someone with deep pockets picks up even a small quantity of oil, it dramatically alters the delicate global demand-supply gap, creating enormous upward pressure on prices.
What is interesting to note is that the US strategic oil reserves were at approximately 350 million barrels for a decade till 2006. However, for the past year and a half these reserves have doubled to more than 700 million barrels. Naturally, this build-up of strategic oil reserves by the US (of 350 million barrels) is adding enormous pressure on the oil demand and consequently its prices.
Do the oil speculators know of this reserves build-up by the US and are indulging in rampant speculation? Are they acting in tandem with the US government? Worse still, are they bordering on recklessness knowing fully well that if the oil prices fall the US government will be forced to a 'Bears Stearns' on them and bail them out? One is not sure.
But who foots bill at such high prices? At an average price of even $100 per barrel, the entire cost for the purchase of this additional 350 million barrels by the US works out to a mere $35 billion. Needless to emphasise, this can be funded by the US by allowing it currency printing presses to work overtime. After all, it has a currency that is acceptable globally and people worldwide are willing to exchange it for precious oil.
No wonder Goldman Sachs predicts that oil will touch $200 to a barrel shortly, knowing fully well that the US government will back its prediction.
And, in the past three years alone the world has paid an estimated additional $3 trillion for its oil purchases. Oil speculators (and not oil producers) are the biggest beneficiaries of this price increase.
In the process, the US has been able to keep the value of the US dollar afloat -- perhaps at an extra cost of a mere $35 billion to its exchequer!
In short, the increase in the US strategic oil reserves has given a chance for big profits to speculators while the US Government can enjoy the highly maintained value of the dollar, which have all happened while Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, J P Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley are suffering a huge loss from the debacle of the housing loan market involving Fannie Mae and the like.
SECTION III: PEAK OIL & ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES
Nonetheless, Mr. Feldstein is right that a future prospect of a decrease in oil prices will lower the current oil prices.
Yet, everybody knows that a future prospect of an increase in oil prices is backed by the expected peak oil situation, namely the depletion of petroleum under the ground.
Consequently, what Mr. Feldstein is saying as a proof of his conscience is “after all, sooner or later the price of oil will be skyrocketed high in a decade or two due to peak oil looming over the horizon casting an eerie shadow to the whole world.”
But, it seems to be the right way to offer a future prospect of a decrease in oil prices in order to lower the current oil prices.
And I think it is very possible if governments in the world do the following:
(1) Declare that no more oil/coal fired power generation will be allowed.
(2) Declare that no more vehicles with an engine using only oil-based fuels will be allowed.
(3) Specifically, they have to set a goal that in 10 years, all the countries on the earth will close oil/coal fired power generation plants by replacing them with alternative electric generating systems.
(4) Specifically, they have to set a goal that in 10 years, all the cars on the earth will be driven by electric motors or hydrogen fuels, if not by wind power.
If governments in the world or at least the G8 Governments act along with the above scheme, the price of oils will sharply decrease and mankind can laugh at the threat of peak oil.
I don’t think that Mr. Feldstein is paid one million dollars by Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, J P Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley.
But, I really suspect that Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, J P Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley are paying one million dollars to some experts to have them write that speculations have nothing to do with their recent big profits in the crude oil transactions market.
(So far, all I can present you is the following idea for free, if it is first presented in the world, for you are in blue.
And, driving and music-listening is really raising the temperature so high woefully...
Job 15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
Job 15:32 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.
Job 15:33 He shall shake off his unripe grape as the vine, and shall cast off his flower as the olive.
Job 15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
Job 15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/22/2008 12:16:00 PM
Monday, July 21, 2008
(Water, water, and water around heated Tokyo)
100.76 Degrees Fahrenheit in Japan
Today, it is a national holiday in Japan.
Yesterday, Sunday, I was sitting on a bench before a pond.
I heard two old men walking behind the bench asking an old staff of the park management to press a shutter button of a camera for them.
Another old man in a very summer fashion sitting on a bench off mine looked like somehow suspecting me as I wore a suit jacket.
I pulled out a camera from the pocket to take dragonflies flying busy on the surface of a big pond on a hot Sunday evening.
Indeed, this evening I may go to a public swimming pool nearby.
SECTION I: THE HOTTEST TOWN’S OMEN
Yesterday, a western Japanese town recorded a temperature at 38.2 degrees C or 100.76 degrees F, the hottest in this summer in Japan.
I have been once to this town in Ehime Prefecture on the Shikoku Island, some 800Km or 500 miles in the southwest of Tokyo.
There is a Mt. Fuji-like mountain in the town, though not so mighty-high at all.
Some Americans might still remember the Ehime-Maru tragedy that occurred in early 2001, (leading to the regime change in Japan to pave the way for Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi's premiership so drastically).
Specifically in the tragedy, a Japanese fisheries high school had lost its training ship and some lives of students and sailors off the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, due to a unavoidable collision with a US navy submarine with oil businessmen from Texas on board as civilian visitors to the submarine.
The Ehime-Maru, of course, was from the Ehime Prefecture.
This incident called the story "Moby Dick" to my mind, though, after the 9/11 Terror Attacks.
It came in as a sort of brief interlude and solo between more extensive performances. I take it that this part of the bill must have run something like this:
"Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States.
"WHALING VOYAGE BY ONE ISHMAEL."
"BLOODY BATTLE IN AFGHANISTAN."
It is because "Ehime-Maru" sounds like "ISHMAEL", since the both were on a "wailing voyage" as I once wrote in EEE Reporter.
And, yesterday, one of my favorite towns in Ehime recorded the highest temperature in this summer in Japan.
Of course, I heard that Mr. Barack Obama recently visited Afghanistan and said that he would transfer some troops from Iraq to Afghanistan.
SECTION II: WITH AN AK-47 TO A 7-ELEVEN
Early this year, the New York Times focused on Iraqi-War veterans who committed murders after leaving the military.
"Matthew knew he shouldn’t be taking his AK-47 to the 7-Eleven," Detective Laura Andersen said, “but he was scared to death in that neighborhood, he was military trained and, in his mind, he needed the weapon to protect himself."
Head bowed, Mr. Sepi scurried down an alley, ignoring shouts about trespassing on gang turf. A battle-weary grenadier who was still legally under-age, he paid a stranger to buy him two tall cans of beer, his self-prescribed treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
As Mr. Sepi started home, two gang members, both large and both armed, stepped out of the darkness. Mr. Sepi said in an interview that he spied the butt of a gun, heard a boom, saw a flash and "just snapped."
In the end, one gang member lay dead, bleeding onto the pavement. The other was wounded. And Mr. Sepi fled, "breaking contact" with the enemy, as he later described it. With his rifle raised, he crept home, loaded 180 rounds of ammunition into his car and drove until police lights flashed behind him.…
The New York Times found 121 cases in which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan committed a killing in this country, or were charged with one, after their return from war. In many of those cases, combat trauma and the stress of deployment — along with alcohol abuse, family discord and other attendant problems — appear to have set the stage for a tragedy that was part destruction, part self-destruction.
In this atmosphere of the society, there must be many housing-loan salesmen or financial-sector workers who would not care about lives and securities of poor American citizens who were tricked into contracting a sub-prime loan scheme.
Especially in the atmosphere as below reported:
At the military blog Blackfive one reader's email to the website described the experience of greeting vets returning from overseas shortly before the Times article was published:
Our men and women came home last night to a happy, welcoming crowd, who were more than pleased to see them and thank them for their service to our beloved country. And this morning, those same men and women will see a local paper with a prominent headline implying they are murdering criminals let loose in our society.
Is the New York Times guilty of cursory reporting, or does the article simply highlight a truth that's hard to swallow? It's clear many veterans (at least those with an online presence) are outraged, but for others it's yet another wake up call that the war is never simply left on the battlefield for returning vets. One thing is certain: the dialog over this article has already gone way past the actual focus of murder to now include the very way veterans are seen in our society.
SECTION III: OVERESTIMATED MERIT OF THE U.S.
In terms of intellectual and human properties, Japanese conservatives look more mature than Japanese liberals, since liberals in Japan mean those who would vote for, or come into line with, the Japanese Communist Party or the Japanese Social Democratic Party, if not North Korea.
Japanese Liberals love the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory no matter if they believe it or not, since they hate the U.S. just like some Japanese nationalists.
But, there is a special kind of conservatives who overestimate a merit of the U.S. so eccentrically.
First of all, they think that the rich and super rich Americans are cleverer than Japanese businessmen and politicians, since America is larger, richer, and militarily more advanced than Japan.
So, whenever the U.S. Government fails in diplomacy, economy, and national security, they think that the rich and smart American leaders have failed by intent or for a certain secret purpose.
When the U.S. Government is attacked by Islamic terrorists, they think that it cannot be possible that the rich and smart American leaders fail in protecting the nation; so, it must be playing their own work, namely a conspiracy.
When the U.S. Government is losing military and political hegemony globally as the sole superpower, they think that it cannot be possible that the rich and smart American leaders fail in protecting their hegemony; so, it must be playing their own work as they like multi-polar world than mono-polar world, namely pretending to be failing in bolstering the mono-polar dominance so far sustained with a little help from the U.K.
Yet, only with a few exceptions, those Japanese liberals and excessive admirers of the US economic and military power do not say that the subprime loan problem is what the US Government, namely, the Bush Administration has caused by intent or for a certain secret purpose, though Mr. George W. Bush might have been misinformed by Mr. Greenspan and Mr. Bernanke.
The fact is: The US leaders could not prevent the tragedy of the subprime loan problem, as they could not prevent the 9/11 Terror Attacks and the shift to multi-polar world, since these incidents are all inevitably on a trend of history their ability cannot cope with.
No American elites, including Bliderbergers, are smarter than history.
That is why President Mr. George W. Bush was very cooperative with Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yasuo Fukuda in the recent G8 Summit Meeting held in Japan.
In my views, America is just like a young man who came back home after having accomplished his mission in Iraq and went to a 7-Eleven with an AK-47 machine-gun...however eventually settled in to a normal life as an ordinary citizen without possessing an automatic rifle after some judicial process.
Free to start life over, Mr. Sepi stepped tentatively into adulthood. Settling in Phoenix, he enrolled in automotive school and got a job as a welder for a commercial bakery. Once in a while, he said, a loud noise still starts his heart racing and he breaks into a cold sweat, ready for action. But he knows now how to calm himself, he said, he no longer owns guns, and he is sober and sobered by what he has done.
"That night," he said, of the hot summer night in Las Vegas when he was arrested for murder, "if I could erase it, I would. Killing is part of war, but back home ..."
Indeed, a young US soldier came back home from Iraq to kill a gangster near a 7-Eleven shop and eventually to start to live as an ordinary worker, citizen, consumer, taxpayer, and voter.
The Obama Administration or the McCain Administration should pull out troops from the Middle East and Afghanistan to take on gangsters in the housing loan sector and the financial or oil-speculation sector in New York and so on if not in Las Vegas.
They must do so, since Moby Dick is now invading the sea of American houses and financial instruments while the global temperature is rising and the oil reserves are dwindling.
(Don't be a midnight desperado if working so late in Las Vegas or around the cool Tokyo Bay;
Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
Luke 21:30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
Posted by EEreporter at 7/21/2008 01:17:00 PM