Saturday, December 20, 2008
To the Counsellors of Peace
Once I saw a nice Irish girl wearing a "One Million Volts"-lettered T-shirt. She had a nice boy friend, too.
They however looked like a kind of Germanic, though if they had confessed that they had marginally blood of ancient Romans, I would not have wondered.
Most of Japanese have also traits of southern Asians and northern Asians, each in himself or herself.
SECTION I: A Key to Success of the Vatican
Before Christianity was infiltrated into Europe, namely Germanic communities mainly in today’s France, Germany, and England, marriage was a matter between two families or clans.
A young man and a young woman expected to marry each other had no decisive right to say anything on their own marriage.
A young woman was obliged to move from her father’s mastery to her husband’s mastery through marriage.
This is a tradition of the Germanic society.
However, in the Roman Empire, marriage was a matter between a man and a woman. What is required for establishment of marriage is bipartite agreement between the two. Therefore, legal procedures and ceremonies were not necessary observed when a man and a woman married lawfully to be admitted by the society.
However around the 12th century, the mode of marriage changed clearly in Europe, namely Germanic communities mainly in today’s France, Germany, and England.
Through wider diffusion of Christianity, the mode of marriage was changed to be akin to that of the ancient Roman Empire.
Conversely, as Germanic women around the 12th century came to opt for individual-base marriage rather than family-relationship-base marriage, further infiltration of Christianity was driven into every corner of people’s life in Europe.
It is European women, a majority of whom have been Germanic, that allowed for the success of the Vatican in Europe due to the merit the religion had in terms of marriage.
(As for the Celtic people, I may like to deal with them later.)
Nonetheless, the Vatican had adopted a policy to be the sole master of each individual, rather than each family and clan; accordingly a marriage should be based on bipartite agreement between a man and a woman, which was so convenient for the Church.
Anyway, around the 12nd century with a new mode of marriage, the Germanic people, once regarded as barbarians living in the north of the Alps, started to step forward toward the contemporary success and glory of their civilization.
SECTION II: This Week’s Political Model
The issue is around the single-seat constituency system.
Suppose there are five constituencies and two parties A and B. From a region consisting of the five constituencies, five members of a legislative assembly are expected to be elected.
Yet, you may think one member from each constituency is rational even if the ratio of votes between two rivals is 51% to 49% in each constituency (since it is a tradition of Anglo-Saxons, isn’t it?).
The party A might win all the five constituencies with a margin of 51% to 49% in every constituency.
Or the party B might win in two constituencies by a margin of 51% to 49% in each, so Party A would have three lawmakers and Party B two, while the total votes in the region are shared by A and B as 51% and 49%. It looks indeed very reasonable.
However, it is risky. It includes a possibility of a drastic bias to happen to allow for a sweep by one party. One party can get all the five seats by accident or any uncertain factor, while the total votes in the region are shared almost evenly, say, by Party A and Party B with 52% and 48% of votes, respectively.
So, the multiple-seat constituency looks more stable and reliable to mirror a true state of voters’ choices.
For example, the Governor of Tokyo is an ex-LDP national lawmaker Mr. Shintaro Ishihara. But, the five members of the House of Councilors of the national Diet from Tokyo consist of two of the DPJ, one of the LDP, one of New Komeito Party, and one independent.
Now, my model is separation of representation of a constituency and representative’s voting discretion in a legislative assembly.
If you are a member of Party A and has been elected as the sole representative in a constituency with a voting margin of 51% to 49%, you can be surely a lawmaker representing the constituency but you are obliged to honestly reflect the choice of the voters of your constituency in your voting actions in the legislative assembly.
Specifically, you have to vote for a bill in favor of those who voted for you in a ratio of 51% but also for those who voted for your failed rival in 49%.
The share of the vote in an election must bind a representative in his/her legislative activities in the parliament or the congress.
If you are elected with the share of 99% in a certain constituency, you can act 99% for your own party; but you must also act 1% for supporters of your failed rival through your voting activities in the legislative assembly.
I call this system the separation of representation of a constituency and representative’s voting discretion in a legislative assembly.
Even President Mr. Barack Obama must act 48% for the Republicans as he represents the whole United States of America and the whole united citizens of America.
That is all for today.
(Oh I wish I had been a king in Europe in the 12th century, representing all the peasants and pagans and introducing the absolute will of the God, since there is only one version of the Gospels, the St. Peter’s version, due to the betrayal of Judas and the Jewish-Roman wars.
Pro 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
Pro 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
Pro 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
Pro 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/20/2008 02:57:00 PM
Friday, December 19, 2008
(The Evening and Nightly Fujis 100km far (of the Christmas version); The Nightly Tokyo Tower 25km far; Click to enlarge.)
Another View on History
Now a VOA radio broadcast is telling that China is going to send its navy ships to the sea area off Somalia, though the country has kept its military forces mainly inside its own region.
There are some concerns among Japanese patriots about the Chinese military expansion bolstered by the Communism and the Sinocentrism.
The elite of the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese Government can most probably accept reality of the world and the Japanese supremacy; but the Chinese military would not do so until its capability is finally tested.
The New York Times must realize that there were two enemies for the Chinese people during WWII: the Imperial Army of Japan and the Chinese troops of both the Chinese National Party and the Chinese Communist Party, since China was at a civil war which was expanded to involve the Imperial Army of Japan in 1930's.
SECTION I: Carloman
A history textbook in Japan refers to an elder brother of Pepin III, King of the Franks, as an example of infiltration of Christianity into Europe.
Carloman (between 706 and 716 – 17 August 754) was the eldest son of Charles Martel, major domo or mayor of the palace and duke of the Franks, and his wife Chrotrud. On Charles' death (741), Carloman and his brother Pippin the Short succeeded to their father's legal positions, Carloman in Austrasia, and Pippin in Neustria. He was a member of the family later called the Carolingians and it can be argued that he was instrumental in consolidating their power at the expense of the ruling Merovingian kings of the Franks. He withdrew from public life in 747 to take up the monastic habit.
While his younger brother was busy building the Carolingian dynasty, Carloman left his status as the ruler of "what was called Austrasia, roughly what is now Germany" to go and live in a monastery called Monte Cassino in Italy.
His younger brother Pepin III is more focused on in a history textbook;
His rule, while not as great as either his father's or son's, was historically important and of great benefit to the Franks as a people. It can certainly be argued that Pepin's assumption of the crown, and the title of Patrician of Rome, were harbingers of his son's imperial coronation which is usually seen as the founding of the Holy Roman Empire. He certainly made the Carolingians de jure what his father had made them de facto—the ruling dynasty of the Franks and the foremost power of Europe. While not known as a great general, he was undefeated during his lifetime.
Yet, a son of Pepin III, Charlemagne or Charles the Great, is still respected today in both France and Germany as a great king or an emperor of their ancestors.
By bestowing the Imperial crown upon Charlemagne, the Pope arrogated to himself "the right to appoint ... the Emperor of the Romans, ... establishing the imperial crown as his own personal gift but simultaneously granting himself implicit superiority over the Emperor whom he had created.". And "because the Byzantines had proved so unsatisfactory from every point of view—political, military and doctrinal—he would select a westerner: the one man who by his wisdom and statesmanship and the vastness of his dominions ... stood out head and shoulders above his contemporaries.".
The title of emperor remained in his family for years to come, however, as brothers fought over who had the supremacy in the Frankish state. The papacy itself never forgot the title nor abandoned the right to bestow it. When the family of Charles ceased to produce worthy heirs, the pope gladly crowned whichever Italian magnate could best protect him from his local enemies. This devolution led, as could have been expected, to the dormancy of the title for almost forty years (924-962). Finally, in 962, in a radically different Europe from Charlemagne's, a new Roman Emperor was crowned in Rome by a grateful pope. This emperor, Otto the Great, brought the title into the hands the kings of Germany for almost a millennium, for it was to become the Holy Roman Empire, a true imperial successor to Charles, if not Augustus.
If two strong brothers are engaged in a life-and-death struggle, no royal house could stand long.
The modern European Civilization has been thus deeply influenced by a religious decision made in the 8th century by an elder brother of a king who became the father of an emperor whose success had led to the glory of contemporary Europe as an extension of the Roman Empire, though through the dark era of WWI and WWII.
It is so glorious that even Adolf Hitler must have dreamed of his coming coronation as emperor of Europe authorized by a Pope.
Finally, there was at least one man who opted for a Christian life rather than a king of Europe 1250 years ago.
American Christianity of course owes this historical incident, since Christianity might have not been fully developed in Europe but only subsisted as a minor urban religion in Europe without wider diffusion to farmers and other ordinary people unless one possible king of Europe had abandoned his worldly ambition.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Frankish_power_481_814.jpg; Click to enlarge.)
SECTION II: JAPANESE OBAMAS
It is true there is nobody in Japan that can match Caroline of New York.
YUKO OBUCHI (The Liberal Democratic Party)
Ms. Obuchi is a daughter of a former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi who died of a fatal disease during his term of the Japanese premiership in 2000 when she was working in a TV broadcasting company.
Now she is the youngest state minister of Japan after WWII as she inherited the electoral regional base of her late father so as to be elected as a national lawmaker.
She emphasized in a recent interview that the LDP has lost confidence of the people. "Without relations of trust between the party and the people, no politics can work," she said.
She might become the second female Minister of Defense of Japan in the future.
MASAHISA SATO (The Liberal Democratic Party)
Mr. Sato, now a Japanese parliament member, was once stationed in southern Iraq as an officer of the Ground Self-Defense Force, though recently the Japanese Government has completely pulled out Japanese servicemen having been dispatched to Iraq for on-site aid to local people (and for actual support for U.S. military's noncombat activities) over land and in air.
The Japanese Iraqi-mission veteran, once so popular among Iraqi children, recently emphasized a need to take necessary measures against pirates, since it is a matter of national sovereignty rather than international contribution.
KEIICHIRO ASAO (The Democratic Party of Japan)
Mr. Asao is one of the members of the National Diet of Japan who are promoting a policy of accepting 10 million immigrants.
In the context of the falling birthrate in Japan, some people want to keep the level of the Japan's population for various reasons even by adopting such a natioanl policy. Yet, most nationalists are against this kind of measures.
Mr. Asao is one of the typical elite lawmakers who graduated from the faculty of law, the University of Tokyo, and learnt in a grad school in America.
Though some such relatively young and elite politicians are spotted in both the LDP and the DPJ, compared with Mr. Barack Obama they still look like unfashionable public speakers probably due to the cultural difference between Japan and the U.S. even if they are selling an idea of welcoming 10 million immigrants to Japan.
Anyway, it may be in tune with an American diplomatic policy for Japan to accept 10 million immigrants mainly from Asia, including China, since the size of the Japanese market will be secured accordingly.
That is all for today.
The American magazine "Science" has chosen the study on the resetting of a cell as the No.1 scientific achievement of this year.
The study is based on the revolutionary work of Mr. Shinya Yamanaka, a Japanese medical scientist, on stem cells.
Another Japanese professor's study on superconductivity is also listed in the top 10 scientific feasts of 2008.
Without a fundamental and traditional cultural background of European Christianity, it is truly a wonder for Japanese to present such creative work to the world, isn't it?
Or the Japanese Buddhism that evolved as a state religion in earnest during the same period of deployment of European Christianity under the Carolingian dynasty must expect more fruits of Japanese intellectual work at the Nobel Prize level in the very 21st century, since the EEE Reporter blog was started in 2005 when a Pope from Poland was succeeded by another from Germany.
(For your good service:
Mar 12:19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Mar 12:20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
Mar 12:21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
Mar 12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
Mar 12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
Mar 12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/19/2008 01:18:00 PM
Thursday, December 18, 2008
(One Peaceful Day around Tokyo)
Money, Law, and God
The other day I purchased a pack of postal cards. The change was 400 yen ($4.44) which I gave a homeless man I happened to encounter on my routine way, though it was not a 130-yen Christmas confection.
SECTION I: A King in the Jungle
If you eat, drink, and have some fun for decades, you will indeed look like a whole man outwardly.
However, you have to accumulate knowledge and get skills to manipulate money and law through long experiences in society; and then you will really behave like a full-fledged member of society.
Yet, you are helpless in a situation like this: the bubble of the crude oil market, the Wall Street scandalous failure, and the emergence of an African American President without mentioning the 9/11 Terror attack and the White House’s decision on launching the Iraq War.
You are completely helpless though you may be master of eating, drinking, having a fun, and manipulating money and law.
This must be the starting point of your long journey for the fulfillment of your true-self and enlightenment of your good-soul.
Put simply if you can kill a lion with empty hands like a man-king in the jungle, you cannot be respected in the world that is making full efforts to address the bubble of the crude oil market, the Wall Street scandalous failure, and the emergence of an African American President without mentioning the 9/11 Terror attack and the White House’s decision on launching the Iraq War.
Give up being master of eating, drinking, having a fun, and manipulating money and law, but read the Gospels and follow Jesus Christ as a poor and humble man. Then, even a lion in the jungle will respect you more than the man-king in the jungle.
SECTION II: MONEY vs. HUMAN VALUE
Now we still live in the money-based economy.
But, people can produce, sell, buy, and consume goods, commodities, and services without money.
The evil of money is in its function of applying to anything in this world.
In theory, if you have 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (trillion times trillion) dollars, you can buy every land on this earth including those owned by the governments (in addition to the future right of use of the Antarctic Continent, the moon, and Mars).
You can also buy all the companies, businesses, firms, and shops on this earth.
You do not need any theory of economy, since now you know economics is a jargon of fools and the poor.
But, on the completion of your buying out the whole earth with money, the value of money will take a nosedive.
Indeed, money can lose its value. Money is not value itself. The value of money relies on the underlying value of lands, companies, goods, and commodities as well as services.
It is the potential of human beings, including wisdom and desire, and their activities that decide the value of money.
Put short, money is a secondary tool in the human society.
And any tool can be replaced by other, since mankind is smart.
As the money-based economy gets so dangerous nowadays, we have to think about the introduction of other tool that will replace money as a means used for convenience in the human world.
That is why I am predicting that mankind will live in the No-Money Economy in the 22nd century.
Money and value, this has been the greatest issue since the invention of money by mankind.
And, you have to learn every piece of wisdom of mankind to tackle this problem, starting with reading the Bible.
SECTION III: Mechanism of Economic Panic and Solutions
There is one unique economist in Japan. He simply argued that it is avarice and greed of the rich and the super-rich that give rise to economic depression.
Mr. Takuro Morinaga writes:
A financial panic is triggered when avarice of the super-rich, namely capitalists, has inflated to reach the surface of their business and economic activities. They come to hate to make others happy and rich. They come to like to see working people suffer so that they will not distribute wealth widely in the society. The super-rich, namely capitalists, only inflate their own incomes which they in turn invest in business to inflate it. Their company will grow, if smartly operated, to a conglomerate gaining global presence.
However, as they do not pass enough money to workers, namely consumers, the time will come eventually when no goods and services sell any more. Then, prices will collapse, leading to deflation and falling into a crisis.
Therefore the best solution against this kind of danger is to allow consumers to gain a means to buy goods and services. And, one effective measure is tax reduction for workers and consumers but not for businesses and the rich….
John Maynard Keynes also thought that the best measure a government should take when its revenue has decreased is not a tax increase but a tax decrease.
In order to promote this measure, however, the central bank of a nation must provide funds to a government for its execution of administrative and public services.
To produce value by spending the funds, the government needs wisdom to understand how much value the result of the spending will have in the society.
If a one-billion-dollar road constructed newly based on the funds directly provided by the central bank has added value of two billion dollars, the value system of money in the whole society is preserved or rather enhanced.
This well-known scheme must be applied to every micro activities of every citizen and consumer.
The government must invest funds directly provided by the central bank in the people.
The government must love the people by investing a State budget in them before the people feel to like loving the nation.
That is all for today.
Don’t be a king in the jungle or NASDAQ.
Anyway, St. Peter said that Judas was a thief and betrayed Holy Lord Jesus for money.
But, my Ever-Holy Lord Jesus Christ cannot be such a fool as would be betrayed by a thief for money.
Probably, my Ever-Holy Lord Jesus Christ saved the life of St. Peter by preventing the attack from the Devil and restricting it only to the betrayal against Him.
If Judas had been ousted from the group of disciples before the Last Supper, Judas must have told the Roman Governor that even St. Peter was as dangerous as Jesus Christ.
Indeed, money made Judas a little more foolish, so that St. Peter could evade the possible arrest and death, or the following of his Holy Master to the crucifixion around Jerusalem; Categorically the chosen disciple St. Peter succeeded in carrying out his mission of allowing for the establishment of the Gospel Books.
In this way, the Devil failed in completely burying the story of Jesus Christ in the history, since the Book of St. Peter-Mark, the Book of St. Peter-Matthew, the Book of St. Peter-Luke, and the Book of St. Peter-John were surely delivered to the world.
Indeed, St. Peter, the Ever-Holy Lord died for you.
Please call your followers, the Vatican, back to Jerusalem, sir, St. Peter.
(Oh, dear, it is so blue around Tokyo, though I don’t mind since it is a romantic Christmas.
Act 12:14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
Act 12:15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
Act 12:16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.
Act 12:17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.
Act 12:18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.
Act 12:19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/18/2008 01:23:00 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
(Around Tokyo & a Poke-Mon jet)
Mr. OBAMA, OIL, and PROTESTANTISM
Two crazy things have happened in 2008: Mr. Obama’s victory and the crude oil price surge.
But, a miracle around American Protestantism is yet to emerge.
Besides, Mr. Paulson is yet to visit Japan and make an apology for omissions and errors of U.S. Treasury Department on the Wall Street matters, though he has visited China 80 times or so.
SECTION I: "OIL MADE Mr. OBAMA WIN"
On the Minerals Management Service, The New York Times editorial read in this September:
The People the Bush administration brought to Washington to run the department had no interest in policing the oil, mining, and agricultural interests they were sworn to regulate and every interest in promoting industry’s (and their own) good fortunes….
It was confirmed in the Texas Watchdog site:
By Jennifer Peebles | Friday, September 12th, 2008
Sadly, our favorite bit of tawdriness in the scandal –- the one that involved a federal official snorting crystal meth off a toaster oven –- took place near the Mile High City, as best we can tell from reading the three special reports issued this week by the Interior Department’s inspector general. But the reports say officials with the federal Minerals Management Service were selling influence, cutting insider deals, getting freebies and meals and who-knows-what-else in the Bayou City.
Funny, that’s not what they were supposed to be doing. They were supposed to be collecting money from Big Oil on behalf of the taxpayers….
But aside from toaster ovens and insider deals, the goodies were flowing freely in Houston, according to the three investigative reports:
• Shell and Chevron reps bought meals and food for Smith in Houston.
• A Hess worker took an oil marketing specialist from Smith’s office and some of his co-workers to dinner at Houston’s downtown Flying Saucer restaurant in September 2003, costing $57.55.
• A male Hess employee often went out socially in Houston with a female oil marketing specialist, with him buying meals and drinks for her on four occasions, worth about $100.
• A male Shell rep bought two female oil marketing specialists dinner in Houston on Jan. 9, 2003.
• The same Shell rep bought dinner and drinks in Houston for another female oil marketing specialist and other workers in her office on Oct. 20, 2005.
• A Shell employee offered a free ticket to an Astros game to another male oil marketing specialist in summer 2006. The federal worker told the IG agents he turned down the ticket.
• Among the other social events put on by the oil company reps and attended by these federal workers was a tailgate at a Houston Texans NFL game, featuring free beer provided by Big Oil.
Ideally, IGs (are the consciences of their agencies. They’re there to stand up for propriety, following the law, following the rules and keeping an eye on the agency pocketbook. In reality, their effectiveness seems to vary from agency to agency. Some are true do-gooders who tell it like it is, and sometimes are penalized for it; some are longtime agency insiders who don’t seem to see very much wrong about how their agency conducts its business.
As as with all matters in the federal government, there can be politics involved, or at least the specter of politics being involved — in that the party in charge sometimes dismisses the IG’s findings as being politically motivated….
Yet the crazy oil price curve on a chart must have highly contributed to Mr. Obama’s victory, either.
(Click to enlarge.)
The TrendLines Research also claims:
Our position continues that Crude Prices near the recent record of $134/Barrel were clearly not sustainable in the Global Economy. The concept of Demand Destruction has eluded most analysts and pundits. The main downward forcing on Crude Price will be Recession-related relief in what seemed be ever-rising average exploration-development-lift-overhead expenses. Upward forcing will come in the form of a return to the secular trend debasement of the USDollar as the much needed correction prevails. This will be exacerbated by an overwhelming USA Deficit & National Debt.
With a return to healthy Surplus Capacity, Marginal costs are irrelevant at this time. Albeit conventional fundamentals may indicate an eventual return to this Summer's peak prices in the medium term future, this pressure should in turn be counterbalanced by a return of the Demand Destruction realities that surfaced in 2006 & again in 2008.
When the immoral conducts and behaviors of oil-concerned federal officials and businesses were exposed and the crude oil prices surged like the Tower of Babel (before hedge funds realized the effect of the Demand Destruction), the silent majority of American voters must have become resolute in their determination to vote for Mr. Obama. To match these scandals around crude oil and keep themselves being sane, ordinary American voters desperately need an African American President in the White House, which has got the last push from every news report on Wall Street.
But, if oil prices get stabilized and parties concerned start to behave well, they may not need an African American President in the White House in and after 2012.
However, it does not exclude a speculation of Ms. Caroline Kennedy being elected as, say, U.S. Vice President in 2012.
SECTION II: A Japanese anti-Christian-Church Guy
It is very rare that Japanese people talk about Christianity.
Even Japanese Christians do not often talk about Christianity.
Besides, any talented and able youths in Japan seldom get interested in career-making in the "Christianity business," the business to make money and get social status by leveraging the religion Christianity.
They are not elite in any meaning in the Japanese society: professionals in the Christianity business, namely priests or clergymen.
This is a big social and cultural difference between Japan and the U.S.
However, ordinary citizens also seldom criticize Christianity and Christians in Japan. On the other hand, Japanese Christians do not seem to like professionals in the Buddhist communities, namely monks and a hierarchy, at all.
Now, I am intrigued to find one anti-Christian-church guy in the Japanese blog spheres:
Therefore Christians who have no consciousness of being evil themselves and no doubt on their own being good and error-free have stooped to be a troop of hypocrites like Pharisees Jesus Christ despised so much.
Now, Christians have become the largest evil on the earth…
Their accumulated acts of attacking true good and truly good people have resulted in today’s Christian churches: the large-ever tower of ivory of hypocrites.
( http://blog.goo.ne.jp/adlum99v3t/e/feb4503fb9aabe4c077510423b2b42f9 )
Indeed, if poor Japanese people know how much assets and money Japanese priests, clergymen, and Christian churches have, they will simply understand that they are making religion business.
No one in Japan thinks that there is an honest follower of Jesus Christ in Christian churches in Japan, since people in churches seem to have a middle-class life.
I really think they, namely Japanese priests and clergymen, will be the last in understanding who and what Jesus Christ is in Japan.
That is why I am telling you that you have to read Holy Words EEE Reporter presents everyday at the end of this blog.
(Today, December 17, Jesus said not to accumulate wealth in this world, since it will not change your fate but be used by others eventually.)
That is all for today.
But remember that Mr. Barack Obama has not been riding on coattails of any significant forces of new types of American Protestants.
A true change in America must be carried out by somebody more associated with Protestantism than leveraged by the anger of voters at immoral conducts and behaviors of oil-concerned federal officials and businesses in addition to a crazy run-up of oil prices in 2008.
(Now, Paris was saved. Terrorists failed in bombing a department store in Paris.
Your faith has saved Paris, believe or not.
Luk 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Luk 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Luk 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
Luk 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Posted by EEreporter at 12/17/2008 12:42:00 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
(In Tokyo; click to enlarge.)
"Only Religion Can Make People Hate Money"
Jesus Christ never said to earn money and have a happy life.
Jesus Christ said to help the poor and love your neighbors.
And if you are busy helping the poor and loving your neighbors, you have no time to think of making big money.
Money detracts people from words of Jesus Christ, since no one can concentrate on his words while $5 billion cash is on a table before him.
Jesus Christ hates money. If you doubt, ask the Pope.
SECTION I: "DON’T TREAT ME LIKE A ROBOT"
"They treated me like a robot."
"They told me what to do, pointing at every mistake I made and hurting my pride."
"They treated me like a robot."
A Japanese young homeless man who recently got fired from a workplace said to a TV reporter, since he was so conveniently fired by a company who had hired him as nonpermanent employee.
Now, thousands of young Japanese people are being thrown out to the street by companies who hired them on a temporary basis, often without unemployment insurance.
A new religious movement might emerge from them even in Japan. All they need may be the Bible in their bag.
(For, example, Toyota can pay monthly 100,000 yen ($1,000) to 10,000 young people who have no jobs for a few years without a worry about depletion of the company’s assets. All the Japanese Government has to do is just order Toyota to keep and retain 10,000 young people regardless with or without work.)
SECTION II: "We were rather hoping you would foot the bill"
Has the blame game really begun?
Credit-Crunch Villains Pass the Buck, Party On
Commentary by Mark Gilbert
Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The great and the good of capitalism and free markets held a requiem dinner for the global financial system at a secret hideaway this week. As the waiter decanted a fresh bottle of 1985 Chateau Margaux, the blame game began….
”If Alan Greenspan hadn't kept interest rates so low at the start of this decade, we wouldn't be in this mess….
“I think you'll find that the true villains are the mortgage lenders; if they hadn't trashed their standards with self-certified and liar loans, the crisis in the housing market would have remained self-contained...
"Ah, the derivatives bogeyman,'” chuckled the structured- finance specialist. "Listen, derivatives don't kill markets. Markets kill markets. Everything we did was designed to promote efficiency by allowing investors to disaggregate their risks. I can show you the bills from my lawyers to prove that every product we invented was legitimate...
"All we did was offer advice on the best method of structuring securitization transactions,'” the capital-markets lawyer said…
"We relied on the computer models that the banks helped us build, and those models turned out to be, shall we say, less than perfect…
"Look, domestic savings rates just weren't high enough to provide the kind of leverage we needed to juice our returns to match those of our peers,'' said the commercial banker…
"Hey, we warned you there would be times like this,'' said the hedge-fund manager. ``If you want years when we deliver 50 percent, 60 percent returns, you have to expect periods when we will lose 20 or 25 percent of your money…
"You are a taxpayer, I take it?" asked the investment banker. The waiter nodded. "In which case, we were rather hoping you would foot the bill…
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Though financial criminals would be arrested, I don’t think nobody would accept and carry out responsibility.
It is their religion.
The American Protestantism could not educate and discipline American citizens to be responsible in financial transactions.
It is because it is only religion that can make people refrain from a money-oriented life and resisting involvement in money-central lifves while a huge amount of easy money is tempting them.
The blame game must eventually lead to the doorstep of every church in America.
SECTION III: EVERYBODY KNOWS JESUS HATES MONEY
"Jesus Christ loves the love to the poor but hates money being kept by the rich and the super rich."
This must be the first word delivered by a leader in every Christian Mass.
"The God sent Jesus Christ to this world in order to have Jesus as His Son proclaim the message ‘I love love but hate money’."
"Money is an enemy to Jesus Christ," every leader in Christian Mass must shout.
If you are an American but one of the rich or the super rich, you can be regarded as an enemy to Jesus Christ and thus the God.
It is so, since even Judaists and Muslims know that Jesus hates money.
That is all for today.
Tell President-Elect Mr. Barack Obama that the Jesus Christ does not like rich people.
Tell Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso that Mr. Barack Obama is being told that Jesus Christ does not like rich people.
(A predicament often drives people to strike out in a new direction and produce innovation. It might lead to the grand coalition of political parties in Japan as is partially observed in the U.S. Stop assembling an old jigsaw puzzle, since every moment of life must be complete if a puzzle is left in the middle of its proceeding.
Mat 12:15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
Mat 12:16 And charged them that they should not make him known:
Mat 12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Mat 12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/16/2008 02:39:00 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
Everybody is Shaking on TV, Dear
Of course, I ate that humble “tree” roll of bread.
It includes a cream, flat lump at the bottom, since it cost 130 yen, Uhh Dear.
SECTION I: President Mr. Bush on Iraqi Front Line
Like the horrible shoe-like Shinkansen Express Trains I posted last Saturday, two shoes were targeted at President Mr. George W. Bush in a media conference room in Baghdad.
Some of his aids must have checked EEE Reporter to inform a danger of a shoe-like thing to the President beforehand, which allowed the President to get prepared for the attack with the two shoes.
SECTION II: Ex-Beatle Paul
He was interviewed by an American TV reporter, as I watched on TV around this noon in Japan.
He seems to love to play a drum
Anyway, many grandmothers in the U.S. and the U.K. seem to be telling their grandchildren that they were Paul’s fans since Ms. Yoko Ono is still active.
SECTION III: The Protestant Super-Power
Look at the American continent, it is only the U.S. that is genuinely Protestant.
Look at Canada, they are not genuinely Protestant.
Look at Mexico and other southern countries, they are not genuinely Protestant at all.
Look at Australia, though in the Pacific Ocean, they are not genuinely Protestant at all.
Only the United States of America is genuinely Protestant in this world.
Anglo-Saxon features of Americans might weigh heavily in their economic and political activities; but their Protestantism works more profoundly in uniting the people.
There is no Black America, no White America, and no Anglo-Saxon America, but there is a Protestant America.
Yet, it has needed such huge resources and advantages for descendants of Europeans and other races to build any kind of such a genuinely Protestant country, namely the United States of America at the sacrifice of native Americans.
Finally, the current Japanese Constitution was drafted by young American Protestants after WWII. That is why Japanese citizens and American citizens are somehow compatible in terms of democratic-market culture if I may term so.
That is all for today.
If winter has come, spring is in preparation.
If Christmas has come, revolution is in preparation.
Indeed so, though nobody looked like having been prepared for the Great Earth Quake in China, the Wall Street fatal debacle, African/European American senator’s victory in the U.S. Presidential Election, and another Prime Minister’s inauguration in September in Japan, all in 2008.
The year 2008 can be represented by one word, "SHAKE."
Mar 12:14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Mar 12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.
Mar 12:16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
Mar 12:17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
Posted by EEreporter at 12/15/2008 11:59:00 AM