Saturday, January 16, 2010

"we have not followed cunningly devised fables"

Oh What a Week and Future!

Last December or so, I heard a voice of some spirit saying that it would be around January 20 or so (or the third week of January).

I did not see what would happen around January 20 or so, but a great earthquake has already happened in Haiti taking tens of thousands of lives, and a legal conflict between the ruling party of Japan and public prosecutors has been already intensified along with arrests of present and ex-secretaries (including one current Diet member) of the Secretary-General of the key ruling party in Japan.

However something more alarming to the world and Japan might happen in the next week.

Nonetheless, as these incidents have strengthened our faith, whatever will be to reveal the glory of the God here and there.

SECTION I: Hatoyma-Ozawa Leadership in Japan

Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama about a month ago paid to a tax office $6 million as delinquent tax payments for his receiving the gift before death from his very wealthy living mother, thus narrowly avoiding tax-evasion charges.

Secretary-General of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) Mr. Ichiro Ozawa this week rejected a request from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor Office for hearing in person about his $4 million questionable political fund reporting.

Mr. Hatoyama of DPJ however looks better than any old LDP politicians and Mr. Ozawa of DPJ looks smarter than any old LDP politicians, though most of Japan's prime ministers in these 50 years were from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) which has been very friendly to American Republicans.

Yet, international judgement on both the two Japanese leaders might be not so sympathetic:
The shogun and the emperor
Dec 17th 2009 | TOKYO
From The Economist print edition

To the fury of nationalists, the emperor becomes a pawn in a geopolitical game

WHO rules Japan, the emperor or the shogun? That question vexed America when it first sought to trade with Japan in the 1850s. Today, China has no doubts. The answer is the "shadow shogun", Ichiro Ozawa, a master manipulator who secured an historic victory for the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in August elections.

In the past week Mr Ozawa has hogged the limelight on two occasions to convince China—and remind Japan—who is the boss. On December 10th he led what looked like a modern-day version of a medieval tribute visit, flying 645 people, including 143 DPJ members of parliament, to Beijing. They filled five aeroplanes. His meeting with the president, Hu Jintao, made the top of the nightly news in China, an achievement in a country where many people still loathe the Japanese.

A day later, Japanese nationalists were outraged to learn that their emperor, Akihito, had been forced, apparently under indirect pressure from Mr Ozawa, to grant an exceptional audience to Xi Jinping, China’s vice president. Normally, protocol requires 30 days’ notice before a meeting with the ailing 75-year-old emperor. On this occasion it was offered with only a few days’ warning. Flag-waving protesters denounced what they saw as Mr Ozawa’s “treacherous” misuse of the emperor and railed against the DPJ’s overtures to China.

Will Japan Become A Chinese Colony?
Gordon G. Chang, 09.04.09, 12:01 AM EDT
Perhaps if the prime minister-elect has his way.

On Sunday, the Democratic Party of Japan swept the ruling Liberal Democratic Party from power, capturing 308 out of the 480 seats in the lower house of the Diet. Its allies will have 32 more. The LDP and its camp will number a mere 140.

At first glance, this lopsided lineup means that Yukio Hatoyama, who becomes prime minister Sept. 16, will be able to do what he wants. And what he wants to do is reverse the policies of his predecessors. So look for him to take a step back from what he and others have derided as "market fundamentalism." Hatoyama seemed, in a now-famous opinion piece on the New York Times Web site, to deride this concept both as belonging to the era of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi--and as American in origin. "
Hatoyama campaigned against American-inspired globalization, however. This means, as a practical matter, that his government will push an anti-reform--and even an anti-capitalist--agenda as it tries to cope with the global downturn.

Hatoyama's protectionist tendencies are just a part of a broader trend against liberalization in Asia. East Asian nations, led by big brother China, are putting into place currency barriers and other restraints on trade.

The approval rating for the Hatoyama Cabinet is around 45% (20% is a critical level in Japan); and the support rate for the ruling DPJ is twice higher than the one for the opposition LDP.

So, the regime change again is not unlikely, since it needs a snap election. But, the leadership of the DPJ might change by this summer when the Upper House election is scheduled by law.

And, more importantly, this leadership problem seems to be the only problem for the DPJ.

There are many or some relatively young and hopeful politicians in the DPJ as well as in the LDP.


Far before Jesus Christ was born or more than a century before Alexander the Great was born, Athenes experienced state bankruptcy.

The First recorded State Bankruptcy: The Athenian Democracy around 414 BC

The years from c. 462 BC to 431 BC (from the establishment of a radical democracy to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian war) were the best years for Athens. Abroad, the Delian League that she had made with the Ionian Greeks against the common foe, Persia, became a mighty alliance under Athenian leadership. The prosperity and democracy of Athens led to an ambitious building program and the Parthenon on the Acropolis (the new museum just opened) is just one of the many splendid legacies. The success of the model also paved the way for the downfall however. Economic and cultural success and democracy not only encouraged foreign enemies and internal opposition, but also paved the way for financial mismanagement...

The members of the League sent too much money to Athens and Athens started to issue too many coins to finance the ongoing war with Sparta. This led to an unprecedented inflation and the bankruptcy and defeat was only a matter of time (404 BC). Counterfeiting of coins with the owl by formal allies, such as Corinth, also accelerated the process of decline... (R. Barrow, Athenian Democracy (London 1999).

It is said the probability that Japan suffers state bankruptcy within 100 years is 99.91%.

It is thought so, since an interest rate and an economic growth rate are not expected to turn favorably for the Japanese Government.

However, this sort of study and analysis lacks the scale effect on economy, as I suggested before.

Moreover, Japan is not at war at all and will not be due to its pacifist Constitution. Further, Japan's decades-long total alliance with America has never led to inflation except the oil crisis in 1970's. Japan's virtual economic alliance with China, India, and Brazil to be anticipated now will never result in inflation.

All that the Japanese Government has to do is to ask its people to behave rationally and reasonably with its $15 trillion assets. Based on these people's assets, the Government can even found a new national bank supported by new yen bills worth $1.5 trillion the Government, instead of the Bank of Japan, will issue. The new national bank should buy up some of the outstanding government bonds, total $7 trillion, from financial institutions. This will not devalue the yen internationally as long as Japan has a leading competitive edge in the global market. As this scheme does not decrease the figure of the $15 trillion assets, it can be repeated if necessary.

When the national bank absorbs Government's liability or bonds enough, the Government may have it vanish away with its balance sheet.

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As you know, when dinosaurs were dominant on the earth, there were no Himalayan mountains, since the Indian subcontinent was yet to touch the Asian Continent.

Indeed, when all the Himalayan mountains crumble into a desert or the sea bed, no human beings might be on the earth but new types of dinosaurs might be dominant 150 million years later.

However, our solar system might not finish another rotation around the center of the Milky Way or our galaxy, since it takes 225 million years for one round.

Anyway no one can live long to enter another lap on the galaxy; everyone dies so soon, Amen!

2Pe 1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

2Pe 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Friday, January 15, 2010

"their mind and conscience is defiled"

(Around the Tokyo Station)

What is a Lesson?

Once a Japanese tourist hired a guide in Haiti. But, when the time came for him to leave Haiti, he found that the guide could not read and write though the Haitian could speak English well in addition to French, the local language, and maybe Spanish.

Once the Japanese Government sent an envoy to Haiti for a presidential inauguration ceremony. Though it was a minister-class politician who was dispatched to Haiti, it was a one-man envoy representing Japan. Yet, Japan did not neglect Haiti where only a few Japanese tourists visited per year in those days, according to the Japanese embassy in Port-au-Prince.

Once I heard a news report that the U.S. sent troops to Haiti to secure American national interest. I felt very strange at that time and wondered why the super-power America could not find any other means to secure American interest. And I wondered who in Haiti would fight against the super-power America using weapons. "America might be losing wisdom," maybe I had to think so, since afterwards CIA and FBI failed to prevent the 9/11 Terror.


It is mostly French who requested big compensation money in exchange of admitting independence of Haiti in 1804 that made Haiti so poor.

French pirates had eventually occupied the west part of the Hispaniola island through a long struggle with Spanish that had lasted for a century. Accordingly the French Government made Haiti its territory in 1697.

Hence Haiti grew to be the richest colony of France providing so much wealth for its colonial master France.

There were 30,000 Europeans in Haiti when African slaves got into the war of independence due to Napoleon's breach of promise for freeing them. In this process, two thirds of Europeans in Haiti were killed and executed, and the rest were driven out of the island. (

Now we know who must save Haiti: European capitalists.

(Note: There is no colonial master for Japan, since Japan has never been colonized by any European countries. Rather, the Empire of Japan drove Western powers out of South East Asia during WWII.)


If you have only one element of information "A," there are two cases that you have to deal with:
Naught and "A"

If you have two elements of information "A" and "B," there are five cases that you have to deal with:
Naught, "A," "B," "AB," and "BA"

If you have three elements of information "A," "B," and "C," there are 16 cases that you have to deal with:
Naught, "A," "B," "C," "AB," "BA," "BC," "CB," "CA," "AC," "ABC," "ACB," "BAC," "BCA,"CAB," and "CBA"

In 1960's, only big businesses used large-sized computers.
In 1970's, many offices and factories started to use various sizes of computers.
In 1980's, even individuals started to use PCs.
In 1990's, the Internet was welcomed.
In 2000's, mobile phones with various Internet functions were welcomed.

That is why any economic theories must be superseded by other more effective theories as the scale of economy of a nation or the world has made a quantum jump.

An increase of elements needs adoption of a new theory to handle them even in an old sphere.

The role of the central bank should be changed.
The rule on interest should be changed.
Taxation and public fiance should be also changed.
Even, significance of the primary balance should be changed.

It is so, since their paradigm is in the era of the element "A" alone, while there are "A to Z" elements in the global market nowadays.

And, once there was only one non-European/American economic power: Japan. But, today you can see China, Brazil, India, Korea, and so on...

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If you ("A": Adam or his offspring) are alone, you can think about the God and yourself taking 50% (1/2) of your time for each.

If you have your bride ("B"), you can think about the God taking 20% (1/5) of your time.

If you have your wife and your child ("C"), you can think about the God taking only 6.25% (1/16) of your time, as proven above.

(This is called EEE-Rule on A, B, and C, as I have so named here.)

That is why Jesus Christ said to follow Him leaving everything and everyone behind, since the matter is whether you are going to see the God or not.

So, how blessed you are if you have now no wife, no children, and nothing for any reasons as a matter of fact! Think about the God even in the middle of an earthquake!

Tit 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

Tit 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"as a flame of fire"

Searching for Truth

This is the 1313th posting to this blog site.

In 1313, the Little Ice Age was about to come, which subsequently continued from the middle of the 14th century to the middle of the 19th century. However, it is said that 1.5 million Europeans died of famine caused by low temperature in 1315.

It should be also noted that the history entered the Avignon Papacy period which lasted from 1309 to 1378. The period was one of conflict and controversy during which French Kings held considerable sway over the Papacy and rulers across Europe felt sidelined by the new French-centric Papal Court. (

Anyway, while I am writing 1300's postings, the reflected history is not so bright.

In Japan, it was in the middle of the governance period by the first samurai regime whose capital was placed at Kamakura facing the Sagami Bay you can take a glimpse of in this blog's pages dated on and after January 1, 2010.

SECTION I: Next Five Big Earthquakes

Online Time Magazine listed the following as the five most possible earthquake areas:
1. Los Angeles
2. Tokyo
3. Tehran
4. Pacific Northwest
5. Indonesia,29569,1930622,00.html

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that occurred on December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, took on 230,000 lives most of whom were Muslims.

Next time, no Muslims should be victimized.

Then, Los Angeles and Tokyo must be well prepared for the possible great disaster.

I hope that the number of men and women in Tokyo who do neither respect nor fear the God will decrease.

In this respect, I hope that the EEE Reporter blog will save both the viewers and its author from a very possible earthquake around Tokyo or Los Angeles, since it never ceases to praise the words of the God as you see.

SECTION II: CO2 Conspiracy Proven

The United States Historical Climatology Network (U.S. HCN), a subset of the U.S. Cooperative Observer Network operated by NOAA's National Weather Surface (NWS), proposed new data on the temperature. It is called the new USHCN2 surface temperature data.

Against this temperature data, the historical CO2 trend can be plotted anew, though resulted in a not so excellent matching as the measure 0.44 suggests:

However, the total solar irradiance (TSI) has a more apparent correlation with the new temperature data since the measure is over 0.5 and close to 0.6:

The combined effect of the atlantic multidecadal oscillation (AMO) and the effect of the pacific decadal oscillation (PDO), two oceanic phenomena, is also more apparent against the new temperature data:

Now, let's see the increase of CO2 against other reliable temperature data of recent years, namely Britain’s Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU) data and MSU’s (John Christy) satellite temperature data:

If this analysis is authentic, CO2 increase in the atmosphere has no decisive influence on an increase of the temperature on the ground, to our true surprise.

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From 1970 to 1975, the world seems to have been the coldest since 1920.

So, if you have any memory on this period, it might be very precious.

Of course, the biggest incident of the era was the end of the Vietnam War.

You may see the end of the War on Terror or the violent struggle between Islam and America in future. Then, you might suggest to the future generation that seeing the end of the War on Terror is very precious.

But, of course, after the war, you will probably face new challenges, since there are always those who have not minded a preceding war even in the middle of the war.

That is why you should not trust those who lived in the era of the Vietnam War without minding the War or in the wake of the 9/11 Terror without minding the Terror.

And, those victimized in the War or the Terror never come back alive unless the God so wishes...

Rev 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

Rev 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints"

Warning on the Ground, Governments, and Global Warming Implication

In these days, heavy snow is falling in the regions facing the Sea of Japan.

Around Tokyo, the sky is clear but it is cold. Winds are taking away any comfort left on the street.

Yet, Haiti is now suffering the terrible aftermath of the great earthquake which hit the very poor Caribbean nation around 7 a.m. of this morning, Japan Time.

So, I request again the U.S. to help poor Central American nations using 1% of the American GDP, namely $140 billion. It is so, since in Haiti those who live under the poverty line account for 80% of all the population.

If I continue to request it for poor Latin American people, Tokyo might be able to continue to avoid a disastrous earthquake worse than the Haiti's...

May peace and prosperity be with Haitians!

SECTION I: Tax On Central Bank

Japanese investors last year invested about $300 billion into foreign countries.

FRB's profit reached $521 million, so that they paid $461 million to the U.S. Government as tax.

My proposal is to allow the Government to impose a tax on the central bank. An item of tax to be applied is not a matter. The Government should get money it needs from the central bank following a provision of a tax law the legislature would prescribe reasonably. It can be a tax not on profits but on potential of financial influence. The balance sheet of a central bank can be accordingly modified.

For example, the Government should be allowed to impose a tax equivalent of up to 5% of the GDP on the central bank, since the central bank can influence 5% of GDP.

This scheme will not cause inflation if an economic size of a nation is as large as Japan's or America's, since this sort of scale effect must be applied to economics. It is so if a national budget is intelligently allocated to effective public projects.

Accordingly, the Japanese Government will enjoy an increase in tax revenues of 25 trillion yen; the U.S. Government $700 billion.

SECTION II: Historical Changes with Climate Change

It is said that the temperature in Japan rose by 2 degrees C during 100 years from 740 to 840.

In this period the Imperial Yamato Regime in Nara and then in Kyoto expanded its territory to the northeast area, including the present Tokyo Area, of the main island of Japan.

The Great Statute of Buddha was also built in Nara in 752.


732: Battle of Tours. Near Poitiers, France, leader of the Franks Charles Martel and his men defeat a large army of Moors under the governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, who is killed during the battle. The Battle of Tours halts the advance of Islam into Western Europe and establishes a balance of power between Western Europe, Islam and the Byzantine Empire.

750: The last Umayyad Caliph Marwan II (744–750) is overthrown and executed by the first Abbasid Caliph, Abu al-Abbas al-Saffah. The Caliphate is moved to Baghdad, within the territory of the former Persian Empire; this would prove to be a momentous event for Baghdad which developed into a centre of trade and culture. The Ghana Empire begins.

781: Nestorian Monument is erected in China.

794: Emperor Kammu moves the capital to Heian-kyō (present day Kyoto), initiating the Heian period of Japan.

800: On Christmas Day, Charlemagne is crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III.

During this period of global warming, West Europe was gradually rising again from the disaster following the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

The Islamic world was expanding, though having failed in invasion of Europe, around Baghdad as its center.

Japan started to develop its unique culture, leaving the China's cultural dominance.

After this transition period, Europe entered the all-out warming period of the Medieval Times.

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This period around 800 seems to have been the one with an accelerated change in temperature. The real influence on the nature and fluctuation of the temperature must have been greater than what are assumed from the temperature trend figure, since the figures plotted there are averaged ones in a year or so.

By analogy, the global warming in these decades, regardless of its cause, might be really causing a great change in a wider scope of history.

The economic rise of India and China might be one phenomenon. The political/religious confrontation between Islam and America might be another.

(In the above figure, the yellow curve must be more correct, since the Western Roman Empire must have suffered a large drop of temperature.)

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At warm Hawaii, Japan's Foreign Minister Mr. Katsuya Okada met Secretary Mrs. Hillary Clinton for confirming the Japan's promise to present a final proposal to the U.S. Government in this May on where to move the old and dangerous marine air station at Futenma, Okinawa Island.

As the approval rate of President Mr. Barack Obama is declining, the presence of Secretary Mrs. Hillary Clinton seems to be put a premium on more than ever.

Yet, it is still unknown if Mr. Okada as prime minister and Mrs. Clinton as president to meet again in future in the land of everlasting summer while the snow is falling heavily in the west coast of Japan and the east coast of the U.S.

Jud 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Jud 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jud 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ"

(As it was January 1, only a few souls could be seen at this center of 12 million-populated Tokyo Prefecture...)


On TV, Mr. McGwire was aplogizing for his use of steroids, especially, in 1998.

He did not look like someone who really mastered the art of batting and hitting, though he was delivering 70 homers. Yet, Japanese baseball fans were all anazed. Many Japanese spent some money to travel, go, and watch Mr. McGwire at American baseball parks. However, no one would be sorry for that today, since it was a thing before 2001 and 2008.


There seem to be some concerns about the expression "China and the U.S., two paper tigers" I used yesterday.

First of all, the biggest concern in 1990's in Japan was how to avoid a global financial crisis triggered in Japan. Eventually Japan succeeded in avoiding a global financial crisis to be set off in Japan. But, it happened in the U.S. In 2008, the U.S. triggered the global financial crisis.

American politicians and economists spent a lot of time and days and nights just criticizing Japan for its lost decade in terms of economy before 2008, without praising Japan for avoiding a global financial crisis to be triggered in Japan.

And, without apologising to Japan and the world, American politicians and economists ran to China to have them buy all the more American Treasury bonds and notes after the Lehman Shock, while Tibetans and Uygurs were being suppressed violently by the Chinese Government.

Besides, eight years after 2001, situations in Iraq and Afghanistan in addition to international airliners are not improved. What's worse, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia are added to the list of potential war zones.

As for China, their selfish and irresponsible behaviors even excited the ire of the U.K. at the recent COP15 Meeting, since China did not show any will to contribute to global cooperation and harmony by sacrificing its economy.

That is why I thought that the two heavily armed nations, China and the U.S., look like two paper tigers, since they have no will to tackle and solve real problems in the world.

Nonetheless, if Americans and Chinese who are not politicians and economists are offended by the two-paper-tiger expression, I am very sorry, since it is not for them definitely. It is for some responsible elites in the U.S. and China.


It is said that the Hatoyama Administration of Japan is now regarded as one of the ten possible crisis of the world.

It is because Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama's behaviors look so anti-American.

Yet, there are so many military bases in Japan with tens of thousands of American soldiers while Japan has been the largest purchaser and holder of the U.S. Treasury bonds and notes except recent two years where China has bought more. Accordingly, there is no war between Japan and the U.S. like between China and the U.S. Besides, the Japanese Constitution forbids war. There would be no threat to the U.S. at all, even if the Hatoyama Cabinet was anti-American as much as Chinese leaders are.

Truly, Japanese people love so much American-style democracy and American people love so much Toyota, Sony, and many other Japanese businesses. Only, those politicians and economists who have never studied the Japanese democracy as well as Toyota and Sony are worrying that Japan would pose more threats to the U.S. than China does.

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama bought 28 books yesterday as he visited a book store near the Tokyo Station one of which is Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Mr. Robert Reich's "Supercapitalism."

Robert Reich: Don't blame Wal-Mart, we're getting what we ask for
Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Transformation of Business, Democracy and Everyday Life

Reich offers a sad glimpse at a cynical Capitol Hill, which he depicts as an institution overrun with registered lobbyists, nearly 33,000 strong as of 2005, up from 11,000 in 1997.

He explains why Google hired lobbyists shortly after it went public to use the law against Microsoft, and how Oracle hired private investigators in 2000 who bribed janitors to sift through trash for antitrust evidence against Microsoft.

Prime Minister Mr. Hatoyama said that as he was a busy man it would take only five minutes or so for him to check each book, though there are several "capitalism"-related books in addition to two cartoon or manga books.

He did not buy, however, any book whose theme is, for example, the 9/11 conspiracy theory.

And, EEE Reporter does not support any 9/11 conspiracy theories (including one involving even President Mr. Barack Obama).

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Even foreigners are allowed to enter precincts of a Japanese Shintoism shrine.

An elite member of the U.S. Embassy to Japan actually visited a shrine in Tokyo and reported it on his blog.

In this regard, Islam had better welcome more people whose religion is not Islam.

Otherwise, how can Muslims be trusted by non-Muslims? Religion is for mankind not for any specific faction of believers.

If a man is from the Vatican, Jerusalem, or Mecca, he must be treated as good as a Christian, a Judaist, or a Muslim is at any place on this earth which is owned by God.

Yet, do they really believe in their holy books more than money at Dubai, all of them?

2Pe 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

2Pe 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

2Pe 1:13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

Monday, January 11, 2010

"they shall be changed: but thou art the same"

(Holiday in Japan...Shrine Worshippers around Tokyo...)

Some Twice More and Others 100 Times More in Vain?

It is a public holiday in Japan today: Coming-of-Age Day. One of two main rare occasions for ordinary Japanese people to go and worship at a Shintoism shrine in a year, though just 10 days after holy January 1.

SECTION I: The Internet Effect

In these decades, the number of Internet users has increased at an unfaltering pace.

In 1995, only 16 million people enjoyed the Internet; today 1.7 billion people, namely 100 times more all over the world.

(Click to enlarge.)

There are two aspects this huge increase in Internet use has been involved in as a major factor: Individual Behaviors and Industrial Behaviors.

In each domain, the Internet has brought more benefits than damages in general.

First of all, the Internet has widened a chance for an individual to find a means with which to be free and exercise freedom more easily and more efficiently, satisfying individuals more.

Secondly, the Internet has widened a chance for a business to find a means with which to grow and develop its capability more easily and more efficiently, satisfying businesses more.

In this context, the largest beneficiaries of the Internet in these 15 years are China and the U.S. China could become the global economic power and the U.S. could maintain its status as a superpower through exhaustive use of the Internet.

Without this Internet power, China could not have launched its economy. The Internet has allowed China to acquire know-hows and technological knowledge and information at a pace 100 times faster than Japan struggled to get them from Europe and America after its start of modernization in the late 19th century. Chinese industries owe its success to the Internet as one of major factors.

It also gave an efficient means to the Chinese Government to control the people. The Internet allowed the Chinese Government to allow people to enjoy economic and personal freedom while restricting political and social freedom. However, democracy may prevail due to the Internet in China sooner or later.

With exploiting power of the Internet, individual Americans further expand the scope of their freedom. They have been happier to find a means to express themselves more freely over the Internet and exercise individual talent in business and other social activities by leveraging the telecommunications and multi-media technologies.

Specifically, the American finance sector has multiplied their transactions and business scopes supported by reliable and fast computing systems. It has enabled the handling of astronomical sums of money and combinations of trading and margins/interest as well as management of millions of portfolios. However, desire-driven use of the Internet in the U.S. financial sector may result in a great debacle at any time like in the case of September 2008.

Indeed, the most outstanding changes since 1995 to today are the economic rise of China buying U.S. Treasury bonds and notes more than Japan, and the U.S.-triggered global financial crisis and recession, resulting in the 10% unemployment rate in the U.S. and the 5% unemployment in Japan.

Nonetheless, as long as the Internet never ceases to expand, another China or another America might emerge, riding on the Internet effect.

Anyway, when you observe or analyze China and the U.S., you have to always check how the Internet effect is working in this G2, though not a so honorable group.

It is so since the Internet is yet to introduce true democracy into China and true discipline in the U.S. financial sector.

SECTION II: Asia over the U.S. and the E.U. in Value-Added Revenue

In terms of the world share of production and sale of value-added goods of high-technology application, Asia (including Japan, Korea, China, and India) has secured its leading position even after 2001.

The amount of real business in this sector has more than doubled since 1995. Indeed, development of Internet-related technologies promise future or ever sustained growth in at least one sector of industries: value-added manufacturing of high-technology application. Truly the Windows 95 OS and its successors have enabled 100 times more users in the virtual sphere to leverage the Internet since 1995.

(Click to enlarge.)

Yet, as a single nation, the U.S. is still the largest and the most advanced nation, the weight in Asia has been all the more intensified.

From the above graph, it is apparent that the U.S. might surpass Japan but cannot Asia including Japan.

The implication is significant even in politics.

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President Mr. Barack Obama reportedly said that he would not send troops to Yemen and Somalia.

So, I think that no American troops will be sent to Yemen and Somalia until 2012.

Yet, there is a significant concern about future U.S. invasion of, or involvement in, armed conflicts or a civil war in Yemen and/or Somalia, specifically after 2012.

It is also symbolic that the executant of the Xmas-Eve airliner terror attempted had visited Dubai before taking his fatal course to the terrorism.

You had better refer to EEE-History as posted in EEE Reporter on October 3, 2008.

Heb 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

Heb 1:11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

Heb 1:12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Go, Go, Money; Go, Go, Energy; Go, Go, CO2 Business

Deaths of the Today's Poor vs. Deaths of the Future Rich

If the global warming continues wildly, it is possible that even 100 rich Europeans will die due to a heat wave 50 years later.

But, 100 million poor Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans are dying due to poverty today.

Besides, today's rich Europeans are trying to make more money through CO2 emission trading, pretending as if worrying about the future of their grandchildren.

There are three primary sources of heat for the earth:
Factor-1. The Sun (S)
Factor-2. The Core of the Earth (E)
Factor-3. The Energy Released by Mankind (M)

There is one main incidental heat amplifier for the earth:
Factor-4. CO2 Effect (CO2)

There are two main cooling factors for the earth:
Factor-5. Clouds (CLD)
Factor-6. Change in Ocean Currents (OCN); If the Gulf Stream from the the Gulf of Mexico stopped, West Europe would be cooled like the West Coast of Canada.

The ratio of potential on the actual temperature rise of the air is:
S:E:M:CO2 = 99:0.99:0.0099:0.000099, in my rough feeling.

Accordingly, it is truly laughable that politicians and economists in Europe who cannot argue S, E, M, and CLD and OCN are talking about CO2 as well as business schemes to trade CO2 emission rights.

First, Europeans should apologize to poor Africans, Asians, and Latin Americans today dying due to poverty caused by prosperity by Europeans using so much energy while they foolishly claim that the very cause of global warming is CO2 emitted by Japan, India, Russia, Brazil, and so on.

Without this apology first extended by Europeans, no sincere discussions on anti-global warming measures can be expected with Europeans, so-called nominal Christians.

Yet, if a new glacial epoch should come, Europeans will surely move to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, relying on their advanced weapons or financial power.

To avoid all this all-out foolishness, Europeans have to repent and come to love the poor as true Christians must do.

Yes, Europeans' repenting and coming to love the poor are the very solution to the issue of the global warming issue.

As for irresponsible Chinese and arrogant Americans, I will discuss them later, since there are specific religious matters in this G2, or the two paper tigers.