Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Fishers of Men"

"Fishers of Men"

When a jet plane swims in a big river of a large city like a fish, you may observe a miracle in air or on the ground.

So, my TV got malfunction this Monday as an herald, didn’t it?

SECTION I: Administrative Best-Practice Model

From the beginning, money, tax, or a budget is not the most important element for a nation.

Money, tax, or a budget is not the most fundamental condition for establishing and running a nation, though it is not bad at all to sincerely discuss the matter.

Firm Tax Policy Rather than Bailouts Will Restore Economy
(Rep. Neugebauer)
January 16th, 2009

I believe we can better stimulate the economy through tax relief, which is why I introduced the Economic Growth Through Tax Stimulus Act. This legislation will make the 2001 and 2003 tax relief permanent, reduce marginal individual income tax rates by 5 percentage points for the next five years and reduce the top business and individual income tax rate to 25 percent for the next 5 years. This type of stimulus policy will translate into half a million more jobs in 2009, add an additional $130 billion in GDP and increase the economic growth rate.

Bailouts reward unsuccessful companies; reducing taxes helps successful employers, both small and large, retain more capital so they can be more productive, hire more workers and improve wages. Across-the-board tax relief means the government is not picking winners and losers. As a former business owner, I know that reducing business taxes will lead to job growth and reduce the annual tax burden on every household.

The American taxpayers deserve a better plan from the federal government than more spending on top of a deficit already projected to be more than $1 trillion this year. Congress must focus on solutions that empower individuals and businesses to succeed in the economy rather than solutions that make them more dependent on the federal government. We owe it to them to stop writing blank checks, borrowing and spending without limits and mortgaging their children’s future.

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By Texas GOP Rep. Randy Neugebauer


However my idea is that a government should unconditionally pay salary to the people; I mean all the people of a nation.

People might be living as a farmer, a merchant, a corporate employee, or a public servant. Yet they must all receive salary every month even if they are unemployed or refuse to work in any business.

People are however requested to use the salary fully within a month or a year, as a case may be. They are requested to bring and show receipts to prove their spending to a designated public agency. Without presenting this proof, they will not be allowed to receive the salary in the next month. When they have proved that all the salary they received from the government has been fully used, they can get the next one.

Of course, a tax system will be preserved and operated as it is today.

But, official duties of a citizen of a nation must include a duty to spend fully the official salary the government provides for each member of the nation on the sole ground that he or she has a right to be financially loved by the nation in exchange of his or her contribution to the national economy through exercising his or her purchasing power.

A government provides money unconditionally to all the people in a form of the national salary.

The people pay tax to the government in addition to fully spending the national salary within a specified period.

This looks like a reasonable money flow, since people may also work in a private sector or a public sector to receive a conventional salary or consideration as they have been doing in exchange of their labor or service.

For your information, Japan is going to partially test this idea by furnishing a specific amount of money (12,000 yen or 130 dollars) to each household this spring, for free or unconditionally, believe it or not.

The value assurance of the yen is of course the future glory of Japan as expected from its past.


It feels like a change of seasons in the Japanese political community, often referred to Nagata-chou (the Nagata street).

Especially rising and hopeful politicians might be busy nowadays in Tokyo or in their constituencies, though not for any conventional or old-fashioned paradigm of revolution.

Mr. Morita is not a politician but a very veteran political analyst since he was a member of the Japanese Communist Party in early 1950’s when he was a student of the University of Tokyo.

He has his own Internet site to present his political view. His recent upload includes maxims of past heroes:
- Friendship must be observed as a holy practice (Prince Shoutoku-Taishi, Japan)

- One who sheds light on a small corner of the society is a national treasure (Holy Monk Saichou, Japan)

- Politics is not science but technique (Bismarck, Germany)

Once a young and arrogant TV-program director insulted him by refusing his participation in some program, since a political tide in Japan drastically changed along with Former Prime Minister Mr. Jyunichiro Kizumi’s overwhelming victory in a general election. But, the tide may be changing again in favor of Mr. Morita who has a variety of friends not only in the Japanese political community but also among an overseas Chinese community.

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Mr. Motoshige Ito
Mr. Ito is an incumbent professor of the University of Tokyo, specializing in economics.

He often appears in a midnight business-news program broadcast from a TV station in Tokyo.

Last night, he said that he is busy in a tie up with Stanford University and Singapore University. He also added that when he delivers his lecture in English, students (mostly Japanese) seem to understand more. He also emphasized importance for Japanese students to study in a graduate school not only for a position in an academic community but also for success in business.

When Mr. Ito was a student, he went to America for his study or research sometime. He happened to visit a park where he bought an ice cream from a peddler. Decades later he also made a research trip to America and happened to visit the park and find the same ice-cream man.

Mr. Ito must have gravely felt that there could be such a happy life as a life-time ice-cream peddler in the United States.

But, there is also such a life that has gravely never experienced an ice-cream peddler in the United States, since the actual contribution to the global economy is not so different between a Tokyo University professor in economics and a cheerful life-time ice-cream scooper in the U.S.

Anyway, I turned a TV channel to another midnight news program last night, since my TV is now very stable to present a more amusing figure than a professor of the University of Tokyo.


That is all for today.

Everybody knows that Monday comes after Sunday; Sunday comes after Saturday; and thus Friday is very important. So, don’t despise an old man who cannot tell what day it is today.

Indeed, Jesus Christ never minded Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. But, I will respect Saturday more in case, Honey.

(It is what is more than revolution that I like to consider. Eventually, money will lose meaning in this new world getting closer to the kingdom of God, since tax is salary and salary is tax therein. Forgive a stingy employer.


Mar 1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Grace for Grace"

(Tokyo, once called Edo or Yedo)

"Grace for Grace"

Do not let me be misunderstood in this context.

I am not a man who likes to keep a dog of whatever color.

A man is more important than a dog, so that so long as there is one man on the earth starving, I do not come to feel like feeding any dog by myself, Dear.

SECTION I: Millard Fillmore (In office: July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1853)

Most of the Japanese people know nothing about U.S. President Millard Fillmore who sent Commodore Matthew C. Perry to open Japan to Western trade, though Perry did not reach Japan until Franklin Pierce had replaced Fillmore as president.

Nonetheless, this humble decision in the White House not only to occupy Hawaii permanently but also to proceed to Japan, while putting military dominance on a diplomatic show, so as to secure future market of Japan for American businesses drastically changed the fate of Japan and the historic course of East Asia as well as the world even in the 21st century all through the 20th century.

So, in July 1953, Commodore Matthew C. Perry arrived at the Tokyo Bay leading two steam-propelled battleships and two sailing battleships with the sovereign's message signed by President Millard Fillmore. However, the mood of diplomatic negotiation was not necessarily friendly as the Perry’s squadron had total 100 cannons and the Japanese samurai regime wanted to expel Perry and his sailors by force if possible at all.

Since the Shogun (king) of the Tokugawa samurai regime was then ill, Perry was persuaded to leave the President Millard Fillmore’s message and come back later to receive an answer from the Shogun.

This official but well-armed visit of the U.S. envoy totally changed a state of the State of Japan, entering the great era of political turmoil over diplomacy and sovereignty and then a civil war between two major sumurai camps; toppling the Tokugawa samurai regime; and finally introducing the imperial system supported by anti-Tokugawa samurais who started to put on Western clothes without carrying swords.

Now back to President Millard Fillmore, he owed his success to his wife who had taught her husband, born in a very poor farming family, how to read and write and then become a lawyer in New York.

SECTION II: U.S. Presidential Message to Emperor of Japan

The following copied text looks like including some mistyping errors, though not many copies of the original histroical message delivered before the Civil War can be found nowadays on the Internet:


Great and Good Friend; I send you this public letter be Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and officer of the highest rank in the navy of the United States, and commander of the squadron now visiting your imperial majesty’s dominions.

I have directed Commodore Perry to assure your imperial majesty that I entertain the kindest feelings toward your majesty’s person and government, and that I have no other object in sending him to Japan but to propose to your imperial majesty that the United States and Japan should live in friendship and have commercial intercourse with each other.

The Constitution and laws of the United States forbid all interference with the religious or concerns of other nations. I have particularly charged Commodore Perry to abstain from every act which could possibly disturb the tranquility of your imperial majesty’s dominions.

The United States of America reach from ocean to ocean, and our Territory of Oregon and State of California lie directly opposite to the dominions of your imperial majesty. Our steamship can go from California to Japan in eighteen days.

Our great state of California produce about sixty millions of dollars in gold every year, beside silver, quicksilver, precious stones, and many other valuable articles. Japan is also a rich and fertile country, and produces many very valuable articles. Your imperial majesty’s subjects are skilled in many of the arts. I am desirous that our two countries are should trade with each other, for the benefit both of Japan and the United States.

We know that the ancient laws of your imperial majesty’s government do not allow of foreign trade, except with the Chinese and the Dutch; but as the state of the world changes and new governments are formed, it seems to be wise, from time to time, the make new laws. There was a time when ancient laws of your imperial majesty’s government were first made.

About the same time America, which is sometimes called the New World, was first discovered and settled by the Europeans. For a long time there were but a few people, and they were poor. They have now become quite numerous; their commerce is very extensive; and they think that if your imperial majesty were so far to change the ancient laws as to allow a free trade between the two countries it would be extremely beneficial to both.

If your imperial majesty is not satisfied that it would be safe altogether to abrogate the ancient laws which forbid foreign trade, they might be suspended for five or ten years, as to try the experiment. If it does not prove as beneficial as was hoped, the ancient laws can restore. The United States often limit treaties with foreign States to a few years and then renew them or not, as they please.

I have directed Commodore Perry to mention another thing to your imperial majesty. Many of our ships pass every year from California to China; and great numbers of our people pursue the whale fishery near the shores of Japan. It sometimes happens, in stormy whether, that one of our ships is wrecked on your imperial majesty’s shores. In all such case we ask, and expect, that our unfortunate people should be treated with kindness, and that their property should be protected, till we can send a vessel and bring them away. We are very much is earnest is this.

Commodore Perry is also directed by me to represent to your imperial majesty that we understand there is a great abundance of coal and provisions in the Empire of Japan. Our steamships, in crossing the great ocean, burn a great deal of coal and it is not convenient to bring it all the way from America. We wish that our steamships and other vessels should be allowed to stop in Japan and supply themselves with coal, provisions, and water. They will pay for them in money, or anything else your imperial majesty’s subjects may prefer; and we request your imperial majesty to appoint a convenient port, in the southern part of the Empire, where our vessels may stop for this purpose. We are very desirous of this.

There are the only object for which I have sent Commodore Perry, with a powerful squadron, to pay a visit to your imperial majesty’s renowned city of Yedo; friendship, commerce, a supply of coal and provisions, and protection for our shipwrecked people.

We have directed Commodore Perry to your imperial majesty’s acceptance of a few present. They are of no great value in themselves; but some of them may serve as specimens of the articles manufactured in the United States, and they are intended as tokens of our sincere and respectful friendship.

May the Almighty have your imperial majesty in His great and holy keeping!

In witness whereof, I have caused the great seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, and have subscribed the same with my name, at the city of Washington, is America, the seat of my government, on the thirteenth day of the month of November, in the year of one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two.

[Seal attached] Yours good friend
By the president: EDWARD EVERETT
Secretary of States

But, please note that the "Emperor" here described is believed to refer to the Shogun, the head of all the samurai clans and also the chief of the samurai regime, who held all the national power except religious legitimacy and a traditional authoritative, nominal system associated with the Emperor who lived in Kyoto then.

Anyway, this is the most important historical text for Japan in terms of its development since 1853, since 1945 is just within a hundred-year range from the arrival of President Fillmor’s message to Japan.


That is all for today, since a jet plane safely landed on the Hudson, New York, as a farewell to President Mr. George W. Bush with no human lives lost, according to a news report brodcast this morning in Japan.

(So, please say to First Lady Mrs. Bush, if you should interview her in the future, that that black dog turned to be an omen or rather decided the outcome of the 2008 Presidential Election at least psychologically…..


Joh 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

Joh 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Great is Thy Faith"

"Great is Thy Faith"

It is now crystal-clear that Mrs. Clinton will be in charge of the American diplomacy in the coming Obama Administration.

She has performed something that is in itself moving, since it is as if she were trying to be the ever-First Lady in the United States.

So, let me use some blank maps to check the world while most of the Japanese are too humble to deliver a presentation to discuss the global value system with anybody like the U.S. Secretary of State.


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Tentatively, I like to call the regions from the Euphrates river to Japan generically “Our World.”

Essentially it does not include Israel, but it can include Turkey.

This “Our World” mainly consists of four regions: the (Israel-) Islam-India War Zone, the India-Pacific Hot Spots; the Sino-Peripherals Warning Area; and Japan & Democratic East Asia.

Due to huge aid, support, and influences of Japan, the India-Pacific Hot Spots and the Sino-Peripherals Warning Area, in addition to Democratic East Asia, have developed well economically and politically in these decades.

But, with military operations by Israel, the U.S., and even NATO countries, the Israel- Islam-India War Zone has been so dangerous actually and potentially in these years and decades.

Yet, this Zone must be the focus for mankind to secure its peace and prosperity in the 21st century, since it is characterized by the existence of the nation Israel, the location of Mecca, the world-largest crude oil reserves, and ever-ongoing wars, civil wars, and terror between different religious, racial, and political forces and camps.

SECTION II: Religious Division of the World

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The Christendom surrounds the above “Our World” and North Africa.

However, please note that some part of the U.S., for example around New York, can be regarded as part of the Judaist domain.

The state of China is officially based on certain European philosophy. However, ordinary people and especially farmers seem to perform a kind of Taoism. Yet, there is underlying respect for Buddhism, so that China is here included in the Asian-Continental Buddhist world as with Tibet and Mongolia.

Money has universal power over any person of any religion. Modern industries can apply to any religious world. Economic globalization looks like never minding any religion.

However, you cannot declare that the U.S. dollar never admits any religion. You cannot declare that the U.S. Government, the sole issuer of the U.S. dollar bills, never respects any religion, since the U.S. dollar itself is a religion.

If so, religion is above the U.S. dollar. And, anything above the U.S. dollar in a no-nonsense value system must be fairly respected.


That is all for today, since it is almost 6 p.m. of Thursday around Tokyo.

(When I was young, I happened to see a movie of Napoleon and Waterloo at a movie theater. I was highly moved for some reasons. But, WWII veterans might not like any such war movie.


Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Mat 15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

Mat 15:26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

Mat 15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

Mat 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

(In Preparation...)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Be Great in the Sight of the Lord"

(A Tokyo Miracle)

"Be Great in the Sight of the Lord"

Mr. George H. W. Bush, a WWII veteran, graduated from Yale University; Mr. Bill Clinton attended Yale Law School; Mr. George W. Bush also finished Yale University; and Mr. Barack Obama entered Harvard Law School.

Yet, in Japan, since Kiichi Miyazawa in office of the Japanese premier between 1991 and 1993, no elite graduates from the Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo, have assumed the premiership.

Maybe this might be regarded as one of the big revolutionary results from the decade-long economic slump in 1990’s of Japan, in my humble view (though ex-Prime Minister Mr. Yasuhiro Nakasone, a WWII veteran from the Tokyo Imperial University, is still active in the Japanese political community).

Yet, in the United States, it is said that 11 Presidents were from one family line.

SECTION I: Franklin D. Roosevelt (in office: March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945)

On October 31, 1936, every audience hailed at the height of excitement to their new leader.

Since it was not in Berlin but at the Madison Square Garden, New York, that the electrifying speech was delivered, it was African Americans who drastically changed their political affiliation from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party:

For twelve years this Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government. The Nation looked to Government but the Government looked away. Nine mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge! Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the breadlines! Nine mad years of mirage and three long years of despair! Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent.

For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace, business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me, and I welcome their hatred...

However, Roosevelt was tested by the God, in my humble view, since he had been so blessed materially and mentally. It is as if a deal had been done on a trade off between a fatal disease and the position of the U.S. President.

In August 1921, while the Roosevelts were vacationing at Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Roosevelt contracted an illness, at the time believed to be polio, which resulted in Roosevelt's total and permanent paralysis from the waist down. For the rest of his life, Roosevelt refused to accept that he was permanently paralyzed. He tried a wide range of therapies, including hydro…

Yet, it might have been the death of his strong rival that allowed for Roosevelt’s successful turn to the left or liberalism.  

Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935),.. created the Share Our Wealth program in 1934, with the motto "Every Man a King," ...the colorful and flamboyant Long was shot on September 8, 1935, at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge; he died two days later at the age of 42. His last words were reportedly, "God, don't let me die. I have so much left to do."

In addition, what influence Roosevelt had on John Maynard Keynes might be of your concern, if you are of such a class of pundits, bureaucrats, or politicians whether or not struggling or playing around in the U.S. or Japan.

SECTION II: The Great Depression and Japan

Many American elite experts and professors must have tried to study and understand the history of Japan in terms of the Great Depression so as to gain an insight into other aspect of economy or economics that can be effectively applied to the U.S. economy and history.

Yet, no useful results have been ever heard, since Japan has been so unique even in comparison with authentic Judaists.

With the Great Depression, Japan, like some other countries, turned to what has debatably been termed Fascism. It was a unique political form (see detailed discussion at Japanese nationalism), though with some European parallels. Unlike the regimes of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, however, Japan had two economic goals in developing an empire.

First, as with its European counterparts, a tightly-controlled domestic military industry seems to have jump started the nation's economy in the midst of the depression. Also, due to the lack of natural resources on Japan's home islands, in order to maintain a strong industrial sector with strong growth, raw materials such as iron, oil, and coal largely had to be imported. Most of these materials came from the United States. So, for the sake of the military-industrial development scheme, and industrial growth on the whole, mercantilist theories prevailed, and the Japanese felt that resource-rich colonies were needed to compete with European powers. Korea (1910) and Formosa (Taiwan, 1895) had earlier been annexed as primarily agricultural colonies. Manchuria's iron and coal, Indochina's rubber, and China's vast resources were prime targets for industry.

The threat of the global economic crisis seems to always come from a scramble for natural resources, including iron, crude oil, and foods. What the Aso administration of Japan and the coming Obama Administration must share as the common view is that war in a period of recession is more dangerous than voters going for voting amid tremendous enthusiasm for a star politician.


That is all for today.

(I am strongly against the President-elect Mr. Obama’s plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, since U.S. soldiers there are even unable to confirm damages they have given to the Taliban, as a midnight TV news program suggested for audience around Tokyo last night.


Luk 1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

Luk 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

Luk 1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"In the Wilderness..."

(My humble TV as an evidence)

"In the Wilderness..."

Yesterday around 11:30 p.m., a miracle happened on my TV.

A few years ago when North Korea had blasted its humble nuclear bomb, my TV also malfunctioned on the very day or the very hour, believe it or not, though I continued to use it by hitting and punching the TV set for almost three months. Then, I purchased a flat TV, replacing the old CRT TV, almost two years ago.

But, this time, the TV set itself was OK and only images were lost on the screen as I could hear voices of newscasters. And, this morning the problem was well fixed, so that I can fully view and hear TV programs now.

However, the fact is that the God stopped me watching TV after 11:30 p.m. last night.

Now, I am seriously thinking about why.

SECTION I: Herbert C. Hoover (in office: 1929 - 1933)

I simply respect President Herbert C. Hoover, since he looks like having been very American.

When he was 16 years old, he started to California from Oregon by bicycle with only two suits of clothes in a bag and 160 dollars in his pocket.

Hoover was born in on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa. He was the first President to be born west of the Mississippi River. His father, Jesse, was a blacksmith and farm implement store owner, of German (Pfautz, Wehmeyer) and German-Swiss (Huber, Burkhart) descent. His mother, Hulda (Minthorn) Hoover, was of English and Irish (probably Scots-Irish) descent. Both were Quakers. His father died in 1880, and his mother in 1884, leaving Hoover an orphan at the age of 9. After a brief stay with one of his grandmothers in Kingsley, Iowa, Herbert lived for the next 18 months with his uncle Allen Hoover in West Branch. In November 1885, he went to live in Newberg, Oregon with his uncle John Minthorn, whose own son had died the year before. For two and a half years, Herbert attended Friends Pacific Academy (now George Fox University), then subsequently worked as office boy in his uncle's real estate office in Salem. Though he did not attend high school, the young Hoover attended night school and learned bookkeeping, typing, and math.

Hoover entered Stanford University in 1891, the first year of the new California college. None of the first students were required to pay tuition….

Hoover married his Stanford sweetheart, Lou Henry, in 1899. Next they went to China, where Hoover worked for a private corporation as China's leading engineer. Hoover and his wife picked up Mandarin Chinese while he worked in China and used it during his tenure at the White House when they didn't want to be overheard.[7] The Boxer Rebellion trapped the Hoovers in Tianjin in June 1900. For almost a month the settlement was under heavy fire….

Hoover died at the age of 90 in New York City at 11:35 a.m. on October 20, 1964, 31 years and seven months after leaving office. He had outlived by 20 years his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, who had died in 1944…

Hoover was honored with a state funeral, the last of three in a span of 12 months, coming as it did just after the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and General Douglas MacArthur.

After WWII, ex-President Hoover visited Japan and urged the U.S. Government to offer more aid and support to improve food situations of Japan, then a war-ravaged poor country.

Anyway, it is a big surprise that ex-President Hoover was still alive when JFK was assassinated, looking back from today.

SECTION II: The Depression Era

The Gross National Product of the U.S. dropped by 44%.

The unemployment rate reached 25%, all due to the Great Depression that started in 1929.

It was just after WWII that the U.S. fully recovered and put an end to the Depression Era. It is because the Second World War needed full industrial capacity and operation of the U.S.

Conversely, the Great Depression was caused by imbalance of the level between industrial productive capacity and consumer demands. It is an excess of productive power in relation to purchasing power.

Domestically, farmers could not buy any more; factory workers could not buy any more; and rich people would not like to buy more, since they lost huge financial assets.

Internationally, Latin America and East Asia were yet to grow up as a big market for the powerful American industry.

Consequently, business, namely buying and selling goods and commodities, got into a slump. No one could change or improve the situation.

The era looks like as if having been waiting for a big purchase order from the Federal Government inclining to making a great war with Nazi Germany as well as the Empire of Japan without knowing Japan's military capability of producing 10,000 Zero fighter planes and the world mightiest war ships.

Conversely, without the Great Depression, the U.S. Government might not have been so eager to proceed so determinedly to the war.

That is all for today.

(But, why wouldn't a certain Tokyo TV station distribute the same news program to its terrestrial link, a broadcasting satellite channel, and a communication satellite data broadcasting channel while they have three or four such broadcasting methods to consumers around Tokyo?

Anyway, watch your step when a strong wind is blowing. )

Mar 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Evening and The Morning

(Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall)

The Evening and The Morning

It was almost 9 p.m. yesterday that I reached a postbox in front of a postal office, since I had been out to Tokyo.

At a supermarket, however, they were selling foods at reduced prices for customers who would rather come at this hour of a Sunday night or any night.

I got one at half a regular price and went back home in the coldness of the winter.

SECTION I: A French Movie

In the last Saturday night, I happened to see a French movie on a cable TV channel, though it was not a genre of works applicable to the commercial Golden Globe Awards.

A French movie director, enjoying a success in Paris, bought a big mansion in a local province. When he first visited the place with his crew, he found that it happened to be the one that had once impressed him so badly.

One day when the French film director was a child, namely before the First World War, his family was walking a long way to home trying to cut a corner by passing through woods which belonged to the mansion. But, they were caught by an ill-natured guard, with a big black dog, who especially intimidated his mother who actually fell into a faint immediately after the on-site tentative interrogation. Since then, she had a fear even seeing the big mansion from a distance, though friends of the boy’s family taught the guard a lesson later, for the boy’s father was a respectable teacher.

As the auteur recalled what had happened in those days, especially that his mother had died several years after the horrible incident around the mansion, he ran straight to an old door on a wall at the edge of the big garden through which his family had once trodden in misery passing the big yard of the mansion to their home.

In a burst of passion, the Parisian picked up a big stone to smash and destroy the rotten, wooden door. Then, beyond the broken door, the grown-up son saw his mother at a distance standing and smiling, still young but feeble as if decades ago.

Indeed, the French countryside looks rather brighter than forests in the north of the Rhine.


It is said that before the French Revolution, those who spoke or could speak the French Language accounted only 33% or one in three of all the French population.

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This kind of language aspects of France might give a clue to an answer to one important issue: how the Roman troops influenced development of ancient France.

In France and other Francophone countries, patois has been used to describe non-Parisian French and so-called regional languages such as Breton, Occitan, and Franco-Provençal, since 1643. The word assumes the view of such languages as being backward, countrified, and unlettered, thus is considered by speakers of those languages as offensive when used by outsiders. Jean Jaurès said "one names patois the language of a defeated nation"[3]. Speakers may use the term in a non-derogatory sense to refer familiarly to their own language (See also: Languages of France.)

The fact that French people today use a Romance language but not a Germanic language means that there must have been a huge influx of people and an influence from the Roman Empire to the region now called France.

As some European descendants today living in South America rather preserve original European languages as they were common when their ancestors were living in Europe, the fall of the Roman Empire might be possibly further studied and elucidated with a focus on French languages including those patois.


That is simply all for today.

(Anyway, day and night, people had better pray, say, in Paris, Washington D.C., or Tokyo, since the God does not sound like pleased at all, very recently. You do not have to shout "Go GM!" or apply for a job in the Obama Administration, but just pray.)

Gen 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

Gen 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

(In preparation...)

(Waiting for the band to come...)