Saturday, February 14, 2009
"A Sign unto You"
On this Thursday morning, I found three jet planes flying high in the winter sky with a white, long, and shining contrail, respectively: two intersecting a vista toward Mt. Fuji and one just high above. Indeed, a conductor rod can be sometimes a nice measure.
SECTION I: JAPANESE OBAMAS This Week
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The Japanese space exploration institute has proved that the moon is closer to the perfect circle than the earth is.
US Science magazine also presents the latest result from JAXA's survey on the moon, using its space craft SELENE flying around the moon now (until this summer).
Specifically SELENE observed the moon and reported the strictest data ever obtained, since it measured 6.77 million points on the surface of the moon while NASA had done measurement against only 0.27 million points.
Polar radius of the moon:
......1735.66km (1078.7 miles)
Equatorial radius of the moon:
......1738.64km (1080.6 miles)
Flattening of the moon:
(1738.64 - 1735.66)/ 1738.64 = 0.0017
As the flattening of the earth is 0.0034, the moon is twice closer to a perfect circle than the earth is.
This is significant, sine mankind has been watching an almost perfect circle every night in the sky for millions of years, which must have furthered intellectual and spiritual development of mankind. There is something perfect in this universe…at least up in the sky….,which is a miracle, definitely.
(The distance from the earth to the moon is 100 times longer than the diameter of the moon.
Interestingly, the common center of mass of the earth and moon system is 1707km below the surface of the earth, namely under the ground on which we stand.)
Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo
The academic research center developed a special technique to visualize the inside of a volcano through cosmic-ray observations.
We have developed a novel radiographic imaging method to survey the inhomogeneous structure of the crust. As an example, we performed measurements at Mt. Asama volcano, and studied the feasibility of using an azimuthally isotropic flux of cosmic ray muons in the energy range up to a few TeV. The principle of the technique is that by measuring muon absorption along different nearly horizontal paths through a solid body, one can deduce the density distribution in the interior of the object….
By applying this method to the recent eruption of Mt. Asama, the researchers have found the eruption was not caused by magma coming up to the surface of the mountain. But it was hydrovolcanic explosion caused by pressed and heated vapor.
So, the situation is not dangerous for people living around Mt. Asama which is close to the Kanto Plain where the Tokyo Metropolitan Area is situated with 30 million citizens.
Yet, I can call it a kind of miracle, since I actually went out and checked Mt. Asama a week ago.
SECTION II: Emergency Rocket Booster for Air Plane
Every jet liner must be equipped with rocket boosters.
When a jet plane looses power and starts to fall to the ground, a few seconds before the crash with the ground the rocket boosters will be ignited to give a thrust upward, so that a falling plane would be heaved up to glide and land softly as much as possible.
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So, there may be three influential persons viewing the EEE Reporter blog, say, from Washington D.C., Rome, and Jerusalem, Oh, My Dear!
(Or from Paris, My Baby!……Or de Paris, mon bebe!
Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luk 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Luk 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/14/2009 01:58:00 PM
Friday, February 13, 2009
"On This Fashion"
............Item 1…Data and a Datum
World Metropolitan Area Population Ranking
Average Life Expectancy for the 2005-2010 period
Average Personal Assets (2000-2006)
Financial Contribution to U.N. (2007)
No.1…USA………22% of All
Largest Crude Oil Importers (2005)
No.1…USA……516 million tons
Global Truck Makers Ranking (2005)
No.1…Freightliner (USA)……. 123,112
No.2…DaimlerChrysler AG (Germany)…. 106,031
Global Steel Makers Ranking (2006)
No.1… Mittal Steel (Holland)
No.2… Arcelor (Luxembourg)
No.3… Nippon Steel Corp (JAPAN)
Best Products in 2008 by PC World
No.2… Apple iPhone
World Official Gold Holdings Ranking
No.1….USA………. 8,133 tons
Appendix-1: Japan’s Top 10 Manga Sales Ranking - 2008
No.1…20th Century Boys (Naoki Urasawa)
No.2 …… Rookies (Masanori Morita)
No.3 …… Slam Dunk (Masahiko Inoue)
Appendix-2: Japan Releases Top 15 2008
No. 1… Ponyo On the Cliff By The Sea (Toho) $154Million
No. 2… Boys Over Flowers (Toho) $77Million
No. 3… Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (Paramount) $57.1Million
Appendix-3: Japan’s Popular Female Announcers
No.1… A. Takashima (Fuji-TV)…..491 points
No.2… M. Kobayashi (TBS)….230
No.3… K. Takigawa (Independent)…219
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That is all for today, since something is very personal.
(Google’s automatic-translation service quality check:
"Je pars, je pars", mais le reste de combat.
Mar 2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
Mar 2:13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
Mar 2:14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/13/2009 01:46:00 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2009
"This Beginning of Miracles"
The most likely truth or reality in a series of incidents that led to the Great Fall of Wall Street in September 2008 is as follows:
(1) Huge subprime loan debts and the resultant financial-transaction crisis led Wall Street to looking for other easy business for making another big money.
(2) So, Wall Street leveraged the upward trend of crude oil prices due to a sharp increase in demands for energy resources.
(3) However, against a drastic increase in crude oil prices, U.S. consumers started to refrain from buying new cars and other goods and services.
(4) When the total subprime loan defaults crossed over a certain level, Wall Street was forced to collect huge cashes and funds to compensate them, which weakened their position for boostinng crude oil prices in the WTI-indexed market.
(5) Global consumers came to be influenced by higher oil prices (and food prices) and financial stringency, leading to a drop in needs for crude oil and other commodities.
(6) Then, two major factors for supporting higher oil prices, consumer expenditures and available funds, came to lose driving force to bolster higher oil prices.
(7) Subsequently, the crude oil market plummeted. (Corn prices also collapsed.)
(8) Wall Street had no means and resort to prevent the chain of steep declines in the crude oil market, the money/credit market, the mortgage market, and the personal consumer market.
(9) Half a year later from September 2008, namely now, the U.S. Government is not simply talking about $1 trillion bail-out scheme, but it is prepared for implementing it with a help from the Congress.
Ok, let’s check an insightful figure a Japanese researcher presented on the Internet:
( http://www5.cao.go.jp/keizai3/2004/1219nk/pdf/04-1-2.pdf )
Note that the researcher found that when a crude oil price gets higher than 30 dollars per barrel (as of 2004 or so), the US personal consumer expenditures clearly start to decline.
And, two major contributors to an increase in global oil demands have been the U.S. and China. Among the 5.7% increase in 2004, the US accounted for 0.8% and China 1.7%.
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That is all for today.
But, the situation of economics is as follows:
Paul Krugman applies the term ‘boneheaded’ to Robert Barro’s discussion disputing the existence of a Keynesian multiplier and hence the ineffectiveness of government deficit spending. Barro responds that Krugman, a Nobel Prize winning economist, knows nothing about the effect of government fiscal policy.
I will continue to focus on this issue, at least, later.
But what about an audience flow of your presentation?
As for EEE Reporter, he only minds (in principle) one possible viewer of his blog: the future Pope expected to move to Jerusalem from Rome, if the God Lord Almighty so wishes.
(There is another kind of beauty in the Occident and the Orient, respectively. Un vilain petit canard est destine a devenir une prima donna, n'est-elle pas!?
Joh 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
Joh 2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.
Joh 2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/12/2009 02:03:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
(Volcano Mt. Asama, northwest of Tokyo)
"A River Went out of Eden"
In the electronic engineering, there are two interesting techniques called the negative feedback (NFB) and the positive feedback (PFB).
In the electronic engineering, the most important function is amplification of a voltage of input signal, since a radio signal or a TV signal received in a radio set, a TV set, or a cellular phone has only a small level of voltage.
In the circuits for this amplification, the NFB is often used to stabilize properties of the amplification function; the PFB is also used to further magnify the input signal voltage.
As you see, part of the output signal, amplified by the amplifier "A," is added to the input signal. (The component "B" can change the phase of a signal, for example, for 90 degrees.)
In this analogy, a human incident expressed by F(x) can have some feedback added to it.
F(x) is an input to the human society "A"; accordingly the human society outputs some being amplified; this output is also input to the human society "A" as time goes by, which is not illustrated here, though.
So, a special part of this output can be also routed back and directly added to the original input F(x).
The point is that in my application this feedback can be expressed by a differential form: dF(x)/dx.
Then an effective input to the society will be F(x) + dF(x)/dx.
With appropriate coefficients "m" and "n," an incident in a certain era can be expressed as follows:
Y = m* F(x) + n*dF(x)/dx
Let’s assume that "m" << "n" in a certain era and "m" >> "n" in the subsequent era. Then we can see the following graph, as "<<" means "being far less than."
In Era 1, a phenomena may follow change in dF(x)/dx.
But, in Era 2, it will follow change in F(x).
Note also that "x" does not necessarily mean time. It can be however a function of time as expressed x(t). For example, it can be the number of people in the world who consume goods worth more than US$1.25, 12.5, or 125.0; F(x) can be total global demands for crude oil.
Please view the two figures a little more, since I may debate on them more, later.
(Why must it be a differentiated part, dF(x)/dx, instead of f(x)? That is the key point of this argument.)
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What I want to present is how to interpret human incidents happening and continuing along with time so as to form part of history.
The transition point between two eras can be the Great Depression in 1929, or September of the year 2001 or 2008.
Or it is when St. Paul heard the voice of Jesus Christ or St. Peter found God in Jesus of Nazareth.
Now what about you, folks?
(Oh, dear I never cease to wake up, walk, work, and watch some, long as I can see the light…Tant que je peux voir la lumiere!?
Gen 2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Gen 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
Gen 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Gen 2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
Gen 2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/11/2009 02:21:00 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Last night I was almost hit by a taxi. So, I went back home and took a meal and watched TV to find that I got a little cold....though it is all right now...
SECTION I: Japan's History in Theory
Let’s develop a little more the theory I presented yesterday.
I wrote: If you monitor any non-nonsense incident, you have to check its trend referring to the above three phases: a stable growth, a plateau, and a sharp or drastic change.
For example, the Japanese history truly followed this pattern.
A Stable Growth: Until the early 18th century when the capital of samurai Japan Edo came to have one million residents, the Japanese society had steadily developed with agriculture, handicraft manufacturing, and culture and education cultivated and widely applied to people’s life, including farmers and samurais .
A Plateau: Then until the middle of the 19th century when Western powers started to forcibly request Japan to open its door, the Japanese society had showed almost no significant change while people were peacefully living in a feudalistic status system governed by the samurai class.
A Sharp Change: Since traditional samurai regime was replaced, through a series of civil wars, with a modern government controlled by samurai-converted bureaucrats in 1868, the Empire of Japan modernized itself by fully leveraging Western technologies and systems while its capital Tokyo (formerly Edo) was further expanded.
A Catastrophe: At the end of WWII, Tokyo was largely devastated by large-scale air raids by the U.S. military and the Empire of Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in 1945.
Then a new era based on a new social and political paradigm began in Japan. This era is characterized by the Japanese Constitution being oriented to a Christian ideal, though so implicitly.
SECTION II: CRUDE OIL PRICES
Let’s confirm the theory in the trend of crude oil prices, since the argument focused on real demands and money games was so heated before September 2008.
(Click to enlarge.)
You have to change a range or a magnitude in measurement sometimes and adjust a focused period, since one figure can include two or more eras.
(Click to enlarge.)
A figure must be usually filtered through some mathematical operations in order to grasp a trend of a meaningful factor. So, differentiation is applied to data.
But, sometimes it actually shows a result of differentiation, as it is. In that case, integration is rather needed to see a trend of an associated phenomena.
In short, a graph can show a phenomena controlled by a tangible factor or otherwise by an intangible (or imaginary) factor which may become tangible in a "new era," as illustrated in the form of G(x) in the following figure.
(Click to enlarge as the figure shows two eras.)
And, stability and growth can be repeated and terminated in any order until it starts to change decisively.
Finally, there are two key points:
(1) Applicable Differential Equations such as Y = dF(x)/dx
(2) A New Domain as symbolized by Y = F(x) + G(x)
I may delve into them later.
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Ah, Ichiro, a Japanese major-league baseball hero, once said that it was like a scene of a movie when he was first welcomed by a big audience in America.
But, now everybody knows that A-Rod took drugs when he played in Texas.
Yet, your life can be a scene of a movie, too.
So, watch that Chinese TV building so ghostly burning like a towering inferno, as I checked the volcano just 100 miles away from Tokyo.
If Tokyo should be hit by a great earthquake or engulfed by hot ashes from erupting Mt. Fuji, there would be such buildings in and around Tokyo whose number can be large.
That is why I took a trip last Sunday, though tomorrow is a national holiday in Japan, too.
Do not catch a cold and watch a taxi curving like a baseball even on a pedestrians' crossing!
(The concept of music might be very different for some people…, though I cannot understand these French words……if they were French at all……Est-il vraiment français?
Mar 2:10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
Mar 2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/10/2009 12:37:00 PM
Monday, February 09, 2009
(Snowcapped Volcano Mt. Asama, which recently erupted, though very mildly, situated 150km northwest of the center of Tokyo City)
"Good Tidings of Great Joy"
According to "FEDERAL RESERVE STATISTICAL RELEASE," dollar bills or their equivalents in America were increasing at a pace of $400 billion per year before September, 2008.
Since Sept. 2008, U.S. dollars have been increasing at $1200 billion per year; now everyday three times more dollars are input into the U.S. than before.
So, let’s check an economic site: http://econoindicators.com/2009/01/money-supply-january-15-2009/
M2 consists of M1 plus (1) savings deposits (including money market deposit accounts); (2) small-denomination time deposits (time deposits in amounts of less than $100,000), less individual retirement account (IRA) and Keogh balances at depository institutions; and (3) balances in retail money market mutual funds, less IRA and Keogh balances at money market mutual funds.
M1 consists of (1) currency outside the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve Banks, and the vaults of depository institutions; (2) traveler’s checks of nonbank issuers; (3) demand deposits at commercial banks (excluding those amounts held by depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign banks and official institutions) less cash items in the process of collection and Federal Reserve float; and (4) other checkable deposits (OCDs), consisting of negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) and automatic transfer service (ATS) accounts at depository institutions, credit union share draft accounts, and demand deposits at thrift institutions.
But, here what I want to discuss is the pattern of an incident in the human society, referring to this figure.
An incident transits at a steady pace like in the period until Feb. 2008 in the above M2 Figure.
It then reaches a plateau, showing little changes, like in the period between February 2008 and August 2008.
And then, it suddenly starts to swing upward sharply like in the period after August 2008.
If you monitor any non-nonsense incident or occurrence, you have to check its trend referring to the above three phases: a stable growth, a plateau, and a sharp or drastic change. For, example, you can check the historical trend of the NYSE indexes or crude oil prices in various ranges of observation time.
This pattern can also apply to the U.S. 2008 Presidential Election.
In addition, after the third phase of a sharp or drastic change usually comes a catastrophic change or an entire shift of the world to a new world or a new era characterized by a new paradigm.
So, we are yet to see the conclusion of this Wall Street-triggered global financial crisis and recession as well as the U.S. Presidential Election boom.
What’s more, in the head page of the EconoIndicators, you can also find the following data:
Employment Situation At a Glance
• Total Employment: 142,099,000
• Nonfarm Payroll Employment: 134,580,000
• Monthly Change: Down 598,000
• Unemployed Persons: 11,616,000
• Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
• Change: Down Up 0.4%
It is time for 11,616,000 Americans to change their view on their lives, the society, and the world and follow Ever-Holy Jesus Christ to be glorious members of the Kingdom of God regardless of their financial status in the material and economic sphere.
It is so since, dollar bills are now increasing in the American society at the pace of $3 billion per day.
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Yeah, it was a nice trip, since I took 334 pictures yesterday, my friend.
Luk 2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Luk 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luk 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luk 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Posted by EEreporter at 2/09/2009 11:46:00 AM