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How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times

OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE YOU STOP TO THINK, AS WE ALWAYS DO HERE, RATHER THAN STOP THINKING.



POSTSCRIPT TO OBOKATA UPDATE (April 4):

On Friday I wrote a mail to Dr. Charles A. Vacanti, professor at Harvard Medical School and one of the coauthors of the STAP papers in question, to suggest he not pull the plug on Haruko Obokata. One hour ago, he quickly got back to me. I take the liberty to publish his reply below here.

"Thank you. The studies presented were stellar. Although some formatting errors were made, I think that they were sincere mistakes, and not done to intentionally mislead. I believe that the science was not affected by these errors and that the conclusions are correct. CAV"


OBOKATA UPDATE (April 2):



Yesterday Ryoji Noyori, Nobel laureate and president of quasi-governmental research organization RIKEN (PHOTO 1) offered sincere apologies for the "research misconduct" allegedly committed by Haruko Obokata (PHOTO 2) in the research papers on STAP cells she coauthored with her colleagues.

Since I'm completely in the dark about cell biology, I can't tell exactly what the Nobel-winning scum apologized for on behalf of the ambitious researcher. And yet I know for sure what's going on behind the curtain. The reason these old sadists gang up so mercilessly on her is just because they think the nail that tries very hard to stick out must be hammered down without fail.

News reports have it that the young researcher, who had been gagged while the in-house probe into "irregularities" was going on behind closed doors, now expressed her resolve to fight back against the witch-hunt of the 21st century. Her lone battle has only just begun.


CONTINUED FROM Just a search engine or a digital altar?

I listen to myself. If you trust your inner sense of sound, you create something that is truer. It is like communicating from the heart. Losing my hearing was a gift from God.
- Mamoru Samuragochi, in a 2001 interview by TIME magazine in which the interviewer touted him as "Japan's Beethoven."

[By the way] I've never felt he was deaf ever since we met. We carry on normal conversations.
- Takashi Niigaki, a music lecturer, added when he came forward to admit he'd ghost-written every "masterpiece" of Japan's Beethoven, including Symphony No. 1 dedicated to the Hiroshima victims.

You are taunting the history of cell biology.
- an e-mail the British scientific journal Nature sent to Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata, when turning down her first submissions of paper on STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) cells.

At first no one believed in me. I thought about quitting time and again, crying countless nights.
- Dr. Haruko Obokata, at the news that Nature had reversed its previous assessments.


Neo Yamada

Mamoru Samuragochi

Haruko Obokata

What I wrote in my previous post all comes down to this:

A truth-seeker is the worst type of truth-denier.

Like a fake Buddhist monk, he seems to believe truth dwells in pain. Simply this is ridiculous because a fatal logical flaw, which is noticeable even to a kindergarten kid, is involved there.

Believe it or not, I've never been a truth-denier myself because I know it is even more painful to stick my head in the sand. And yet I'm not interested in the truth-seeking game, either. The following are some of the reasons.

Firstly there's no such thing as a universal truth that can be shared equally among two or more nations or individuals. It takes imperialist's arrogance to deny a truth can never be true when looked at from the other side. For instance, the inevitable collapse of the American empire is a dream coming true for other peoples, especially East Asians except these yellow Yankees.

The Americans, in general, view the world which is no longer revolving around their country, standing on their heads. That's why they never understand that if the West is doomed, it's a long-awaited daybreak for the East.

Some ten years ago I shared a big lobster with my date at a seafood restaurant in Sydney. No sooner had we come back to the hotel than she fell sick and couldn't get up until the next morning. All along I was so in good shape that I might have gone golfing, by myself, as we had originally planned together. The Aussie doc explained to me: "This always happens because poison never travels evenly in a living organism."

Obviously he was talking about the lobster. But my interpretation was that the same applies to human society; the implication of any event largely varies from one individual to another.

Secondly, we've already suffered more than enough from the truth of the American century. There's no reason, whatsoever, for us to ask for more.

I've known since my early childhood that treasure (or pleasure) hunting is what my life should be all about. It's an irony but my Epicurean trait is attributable to the abnormally Spartan way my father educated me. Now I believe an ascetic attitude toward life is not only meaningless but also harmful.

My way of using the search engine, therefore, is 180-degrees different from yours. To me the cyberspace is little more than a huge fact sheet which serves primarily as a free dictionary or encyclopedia, with the only exception of audio/visual websites.

In 2001, a U.S. film was released under the title of Serendipity. I think not a few people looked up the unfamiliar word in the dictionary. There they found out that as the filmmaker suggested it means "(the faculty of making) a fortunate discovery by accident." Misled by the wrong definition, these credulous and intellectually lazy people concluded the word is roughly synonymous with "windfall" you just come upon without making a painstaking effort.

I already knew what serendipity means. When I was in my late-teens I learned about the same idea in the context of Plato's epistemology and Kierkegaard's "forward recollection," although the two thinkers didn't use the word serendipity. But after watching the cheap "romantic comedy," I made a web search to look into its etymology.

From a Wikipedia entry, I learned that an Englishman named Horace Walpole wrote in 1754 to his friend to the effect that he coined the word from the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip," in which "the heroes were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of." (Emphasis mine.) In short, serendipity takes both good luck and some mental effort.

A truth-seeker's problem lies in the obvious fact that any preconceived search criteria won't work. If he already knows the answer, there's no point in seeking it while if he doesn't know the answer, he doesn't know what question to ask, either. A hunter of pleasant truth faces the same dilemma in his quest for something really creative. That's why I always let serendipity guide me especially when I do my video-mining exercise.

YouTube was a rich reservoir of creativity until Google acquired it from these young entrepreneurs, Steve Chen, et al. But now it looks like a vast graveyard of civilization. For instance, the moment you upload a video in which your Pomeranian does a funny trick, as my disowned son used to be doing, tens of millions of idiots come to view it. Now a creative video is a real rarity. But with my serendipity-guided search method, I can distinguish art from crap, science from superstition, or philosophy from delusion.

In December I found an 11-year-old jazz organist named Neo Yamada (photo on the top.) I saw in this gifted kid an audio-visual confirmation that as is true with treasure-hunters, serendipity is an integral element when you are working on the embodiment of your creativity into an artistic performance or technological achievement. It takes serendipity for two contradictory attributes, spontaneity and discipline, to meet in a same person. Discipline with which to pay due respect to tradition is not really a rarity here, but in this cultural wasteland you seldom come across spontaneity which isn't contaminated by impurities from commercialism, nationalism or anything that has nothing to do with art or technology.

The chord progression called "12-bar minor blues" isn't my type of music. But it was a real blessing that I stumbled on Neo's excellent performance.

I think it makes little sense to tell you exactly how I landed at this video because the way to exercise sagacity varies from person to person. But to make a long story short, I've been in touch, though off and on, with half-a-dozen female musicians, including one professional vocalist in the last ten years. I've had a lot of discussions with them over the chromatic scale, fine articulations particular to jazz, etc. I came upon the particular artist when I was looking around for videos featuring Harry Warren's "There Will Never Be Another You" to recommend to a lady who plays the trumpet in the band organized by my biological son. Had it not been for this background, I might have overlooked Neo as just yet another prodigy.

My serendipity method also helps deselect rubbish from Japanese male "artists."

Westerners, especially Americans, are always looking eastward for handy alternatives in the face of the ruin of their traditional value system. What if I had carelessly keyed in a set of keywords such as "japanese music fukushima hiroshima" as they often do? Then I would certainly have hit this small-time crook named Mamoru Samuragochi (photo in the center) and his "masterpiece" Symphony No.1 which was originally dedicated to the Hiroshima victims and now re-dedicated to those who suffered from the Fukushima disaster. This is how an American truth-seeker is often taken in by Oriental rubbish.

I'm glad I could avoid wasting my limited time with yet another fake thanks to my intuition-guided search method.

When the obscure music teacher named Takashi Niigaki came forward to cough it up, his confession ignited a public outcry especially among "classical music lovers" who bought 220,000 copies of the CD featuring Symphony No.1. But actually this is not a big deal. The only crime Samuragochi committed is the collection of the disability pension from the goofs in Yokohama City Hall for his feigned deafness almost for two decades. There's nothing wrong with using a friend's name with his consent or outsourcing one's task to someone else.

If this farce should still be called a fraud, the main perpetrators are TIME magazine that dubbed him "the Japanese Beethoven" in 2001 and NHK that deified the petty thief taking a cue from TIME. Now that the Japanese Beethoven finally revealed himself, the government-owned broadcaster has started playing dumb as it has always been doing since August 1945 every time a deity was exposed as fake.

Just imagine what would happen if a forensic expert revealed that one of the masterpieces previously credited to Ludwig van Beethoven was actually composed by someone else. Of course that wouldn't affect the way real music lovers appreciate it. But in Japan, the moment it was revealed Niigaki was the real composer, every piece of music released under the name of Samuragochi turned into rubbish which is what it actually is. This, alone, is telling evidence that entire Japanese culture is fake.

Admittedly my serendipity-guided search method is not flawless. One week or so before the revelation, another intriguing news broke out about a young cell biologist named Haruko Obokata (photo at the bottom.) Until then her name meant absolutely nothing to me.

Just like the Japanese Beethoven was lifted out of obscurity by the stupid interviewer at TIME magazine, Obokata's recognition came just after the British scientific journal Nature published the paper Obokata coauthored with Charles Vacanti, Professor at Harvard Medical School, and some other fellow researchers. But her dethronement came much sooner than Samuragochi's deposition.

Although I'm interested in the idea of initializing human cells, I'm completely in the dark about cell biology. So I can't tell for sure if there were "fatal" foul plays in the way Obokata and her colleagues handled their experimental data. And yet what's going on right now is somewhat familiar to me. Time and again I've experienced this for most of my adulthood, and until the last days of my eight-decade-long life.

Vacanti, one of the coauthors of the article in question still maintains he doesn't agree to the proposed withdrawal of the paper because as he told a Yomiuri reporter a couple of days ago, "some mistakes were made, but they don't affect the conclusions" about STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) cells.

But the pleasantly ambitious and Moomin-loving cell biologist with jovial eyes in her roundish face is now having a hard time as these jealous old boys in 日本再生医療学会 (Nihon Saisei Iryo Gakkai or the Japanese Society of Regenerative Medicine) have started to gang up, first insidiously and then openly, on the researcher, on the pretext that Japan's credibility is now in jeopardy because of the "defective" paper. They include Nobel Laureate-turned emperor of the JSRM Shinya Yamanaka and Professor at Yamanashi University Teruhiko Wakayama who posed as a wholehearted supporter of Obokata when she came under the spotlight.

Wasting no time, the media followed suit and are now chastising Obokata as if they weren't touting her as a heroine as recently as two weeks ago.

She has fallen silent in recent weeks. Today (March 14) a joint statement was released by the names of the members of her team at the quasi-governmental organization named RIKEN. It said to the effect that they have decided to agree to the withdrawal of the article because so many people have found defects in their way of compiling the paper.

Obokata must have learned a bitter lesson that she should first and foremost represent Nippon before representing herself as a cell biologist or whatever she wants to be, in this dead country where people never fail to mercilessly hammer down a nail that sticks out. Yet I hope in her next public appearance she won't offer apologies before the TV cameras as Samuragochi and Niigaki did in their recent press conferences.

This is yet another reminder of the case with Maestro Seiji Ozawa. In 1961 he was ostracized by NHK just because the young guy had acted like himself. Only after he got certificates from Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, the gifted musician was re-imported accepting apologies from NHK. Now he was finally enshrined here as the emperor of Japan's classical music. He was fortunate because the late Hideo Saito, Ozawa's first music teacher, kept encouraging him to stick to his unique style even after he was kicked out of their home country. Unlike Professor Yamanaka, Saito never betrayed Ozawa in his lifetime.

This is also reminiscent of my own experience with Gordon G. Chang and his agent. They were desperately trying to keep my heretical view at bay. Instead of pointing out possible logical flaws in my argument, they enthusiastically nitpicked over my "run-on" sentences and minor grammatical errors.

By now the dreg of humanity in New Jersey should have retracted all his baloney about China heading for collapse by 2011 and Japan once again overtaking China, GDP-wise, by 2013. But with feigned ignorance of the fact that corrections, apologies and refunds of royalty income are already long overdue, the shameless crisis-monger is now talking about Asia's 1937 Syndrome.

Perfection is one thing and integrity is quite another. And the pursuit of perfection cannot be a goal for a self-motivated individual like Neo or Obokata. That means creative people is totally defenseless before establishment which knows very well where to find their weak spot. Most of the time an exceptional talent is ruined outright, or subtly incorporated over time into the society of conventionalists and conformists.


.Here's a creativity test for you.

How would you cope with the situation if the Internet connection was totally disrupted in your country because the entire infrastructure had been destroyed by a full-fledged war or a gigantic earthquake and there was no prospect of recovery in sight?

You would say, "I'm too busy to discuss such an unrealistic situation. You are crazy." You bet I am. But don't forget you are crazier. This situation is a reality for billions of people in underdeveloped countries. And even in industrialized countries not a few people are exposed to the same threat everyday. I, for one, will get totally disconnected the moment my ailing PC goes dead because I have no money to replace it and I have no Sumaho as a backup device.

What you actually want to say is: "I don't want to use my brain if there's no monetary award at stake. And to begin with I'm not sure if I still have one." So my call for papers is meant only for those who can make believe I'm offering $1 million for the most creative idea.

FYI: For the contemporary Japanese, it would be a piece of cake to live without the Internet. They are using the technologies of the 21st century to do exactly what their ancestors were doing in the 19th century. ·

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How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: samwidge on Friday, March 14 2014 @ 10:25 PM JST
I cannot feel anger about the things you discuss here on this page. People occasionally steal concepts that I invented, too. People occasionally treat me with disrespect. That part of life will not change.

We are a world of thieves, rude ones at that. When it comes to stealing, perhaps it is best to make whatever commodity is the object into a gift. Tony Monaco does this for Neo Yamada. Tony teaches. In fact, I know that he enjoys teaching just as the boy enjoys receiving he gift by learning.

You are a teacher as well and I steal your ideas and sometimes do so without giving you credit. I have learned much from you. Perhaps you have learned from me.

As far as Haruko Obokata is concerned, her work is honored at NASA. That's enough. That's more than most people get. There is no pay for what she does anyway. The only pay, if any, comes not from the concepts but comes as the result of marketing. If she stole the work claimed for her, please remember that China is making a national resource out of ideas patented and copyrighted in the US as well as other nations. It is the way things are.

We are a world of thieves.
How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Saturday, March 15 2014 @ 04:27 AM JST


"Perhaps you have learned from me."

Galileo is often quoted as having said to the effect that he had never met a man from whom he couldn't learn anything.

For instance, whenever I upload a new post, I rewrite or add some sentences, learning something from the initial feedback from my audience.

This time I learned from your comment that I failed to present my point very clearly. I didn't intend to discuss theft of intellectual property, let alone my anger at thieves. So I have replaced my closing remarks entirely. Now they read:

"Perfection is one thing and integrity is quite another. And the pursuit of perfection cannot be a goal for a self-driven individual like Neo or Obokata. That means creative people is totally defenseless before establishment which knows very well where to find their weak spot. In this context I suspect it's likely most of them will be ruined outright or subtly incorporated over time into the society of conventionalists and conformists."

Another thing I learned from you is the fact that Obokata has made some contribution to NASA.

To me the relation between the teacher and the student is more than just a reciprocal deal. Without learning you can't teach, and without teaching you can't learn.

How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Diogenes on Saturday, March 15 2014 @ 12:11 PM JST
Obokata getting assaulted by the guardians of the science realm just proves to me that she's probably on to something that is real. Two chemists, Pons and Fleischman, created a process whereby more energy came out than went in – low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). The gods of science tell us that this is impossible due to the “laws of physics.” Yet, they had the proof. Suddenly, the attack dogs were released, as shown in this film, “Heavy Watergate: The War on Cold Fusion.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htgV7fNO-2k

Leading the charge was Steven Jones, who effectively killed the research of Pons and Fleischman, and left them branded with ridicule for thirty years. Later, CBS news program “60 Minutes” rehabilitated them after scientists all over the world were able to reproduce their method, proving that Jones was a liar and attack dog. Jones' later fame came with the destruction of the World Trade Center. His cover story was that it was thermite, or thermate, or super-duper thermite/thermate that caused the buildings to disappear. He had to counter the fact of the matter that Dr. Judy Wood proved—it was a directed energy weapon (DEW) of some sort that turned all the buildings into dust. "In a cloud of dust and a 'Hi, ho, Silver!'"

The potential escalation into a hot war with Russia by our psychopaths in Washington, London, and Belgium look not for nukes (old technology) but for targets ending up in what the media will tell us is smoke. It is, rather, the viewers witnessing the process of dustification. Here today, gone tomorrow, like Lot's wife turning around for the final, deadly look, and (God didn't even give her a warning.) “Bitch! I never gave you permission to do that!” Zap!

Forty years ago, I had a magazine that lasted for two issues. The first issue had an article on two electronic engineers that claimed that they had a gizmo (shown) that could generate usable electricity from static electricity—pump air in and extract and collect static charges, directing the charges to a common point, getting what's known in the electronic world as gain. The second and final issue had listed letters to the editor, wanting to know more. Bang! Zoom! Gone with the wind. No more magazine, no more word about whether this was a fake story or a real scientific breakthrough. It probably doesn't matter. Just the concept that it might be possible to actually create electricity out of the air is such a frightening idea that someone might actually try it at home and perfect it, making the entire electric grid unnecessary. Goodbye smart meters—a device for spying i.e. 1984. “Winston, you can go back to bed.”

As far as the total shut down of the Internet, it can be worse. Again, if there is a hot war with Russia and the SCO gets involved, which will include China, it has been predicted that a single EMP (electro-magnetic pulse bomb) detonated 400 km above the center U.S., like say Iowa, not only the entire electric grid will be burned out, but EVERYTHING electrical will be fried, including all transportation vehicles, telephone grids, and radio and television stations. In a micro-second, the U.S. will be sent back to the stone age. Only those people that have hidden some electronics inside Faraday cages will have functioning radios, for example. I keep a short wave radio in a large safe, hoping that if the worst happens, I can find out some news coming from somewhere that is not effected by this potential nightmare. Oh, and by the way, it's China that exclusively makes all the gigantic electrical transformers in the U.S., so you can imagine how quickly they will hop to it, and help re-energize their enemy. Surge protectors could be placed on these devices inside the U.S. to protect them, but no one is taking this threat seriously. This is the arrogance of psychopaths that will be the undoing of us all here.

There is a term known as forward-deployed weapons—weapons that are secretly instilled inside enemy territory for later use. Think NATO's stay behind armies in Western Europe. Now imagine the billions of containers entering the U.S. over the last thirty years. It is a well-known fact that customs can only inspect a tiny fraction of these containers, and even if they were able to inspect all of them, if an EMP bomb came in as tiny parts, no one would think twice about it, and of course, the parts needed could be available here anyhow. Thus, we are staring at the modern form of siege warfare elevated to its ultimate form. Any declaration Obama makes will be pointless; the oligarchs that run the country behind the curtain will be rendered totally impotent—money will be useless; the military will be landlocked and stopped dead in its tracks; chaos will reign, while those who were raving for gun confiscation will be begging to get one for themselves. This will be the example that Marx promised, everyone will, in a flash, be equal. Everyone will be a Proletariat. “Workers of the world, START working, if you want to survive.” Nothing will be the same, so the Internet is a moot issue in the new stone age, which may be on the horizon if these crazies up from the basement of the White House aren't rounded up and put in an asylum. As PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley advises, “Expect the unexpected.” Indeed!

Truth? No need for the three princes. This is it!
How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Monday, March 17 2014 @ 06:25 AM JST

Your feedback was so thought-provoking that it took me 48 hours to digest it.

I am an abnormally skeptical person who never ever believes in anyone who he doesn’t know, for sure, is exceptionally intelligent, or anything he doesn’t witness or experience first-hand.

Actually I know from my close contact with you in the last 3 years that you are one of the most insightful Americans that I know of. So I'm more than willing to subscribe to your view of the things at issue here. But it's not unconditional.

For better or for worse economy is getting more and more borderless today. For now, therefore, let’s focus on political issues and the culture underlying them. Also let’s divide this planet into 4 geopolitical spheres: 1) Americas, the EU, and Israel, 2) China and its satellites including Japan, 3) Russia and most of former Soviet republics, 4) Arab countries and West Asia.

Only on these premises I think I should admit what you are saying about area 1) should be 100% true.

You wrote:

“No need for the three princes. This is it!”

Since the 3 princes in the Persian fairy tale didn’t seek unpleasant truths in particular, I suspect you are talking about other princes. But my interpretation of your statements here is that it’s more than just that the implosion of America is impending; but it’s already there. That means that when we talk about America’s political system and culture underlying it from the other side of the Pacific, we are just talking about Fata Morgana, the word you taught us several months ago. Some may say it’s an exaggeration but I can’t think of a single individual who is more qualified to make a well-informed judgment.

It’s a different story, though, when it comes to other geopolitical spheres because you aren’t directly involved in what’s going on there.

Take the shameless crisis-monger Gordon G. Chang, for example. Every prediction the bum has made about the fate of China and Japan has failed to come true. And yet Chang has now started to talk about the possibility that China can soon be at war with Japan. Financially the idiot may have made a lot of investment in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but that doesn’t mean he is directly in touch with what’s happening to China’s or Japan’s political system and culture underlying it. How can these Japanese eunuchs who have stayed on China’s cultural orbit in the last 15 centuries take on the 1.3 billion people in the continent? And how can China intend to occupy a tiny island nation that is so poor in natural and human resources?

By the same token I’m afraid you are wrong if you think Russia may start war with the dead country named the U.S. over Crimean Peninsula? This would really be no match. Most Crimean people want to be incorporated in Russia. That’s it. The Kenyan Monkey and the idiot at U.S. State Department insist the secession referendum is a serious violation of the "international law." But this is yet another America-centric delusion only the mentally-retarded can utter. .

As to my “creativity test,” you wrote something about keeping “a short-wave radio in a large safe.” But I don’t think it’s a good idea because it’s very unlikely that the truth-telling people would be on the sender’s end of emergency information as you always seem to be arguing.
How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: samwidge on Tuesday, March 18 2014 @ 12:27 PM JST

As a would-be scientist I am no stranger to ostracism from others who work in the sciences but I am doubtful that anybody could or would suppress information of any kind. Most often, possibilities are lost because of lack of enthusiasm or lack of money.

The claimed observations of Bob Lazar of seeing and working on flying saucers at Area 51 are quite properly viewed as imagination. Just as properly some people study his descriptions. I found several things there that intrigue me immensely. Most important is the suggestion that there is a way to cheaply generate extraordinarily high voltage and to use that voltage for levitation and transportation.

The Tester's Company once sold a toy model of one of the flying saucers claimed to have seen. It mysteriously, showed a bumpy coating on the bottom of the craft. That was 40-years ago. Today we know that such bumps made of something like ordinary coal dust would indeed radiate corona to elevate an electrically charged flying saucer.

Following that idea, my own daydreaming runs to the creation of bubble batteries that could be formed, polarized, catalyzed and pumped into the wings of small aircraft where they would solidify to strengthen the structure. Thereafter these batteries could be charged is ways that would otherwise be impossible today.

It is just another idea, one that does not draw investment or activity.

OOPS! There are now people following that idea. They are famous physicists but they don't seem to know me. Perhaps something will happen. Perhaps not.

As a former broadcast engineer I am familiar with EMP and preparations against it. I believe that there is no meaningful defense against it. I also believe that EMPs are extraordinarily expensive to generate right now.

I live in a large home full of elderly people growing senile. I will not refuse to listen to them. They explain themselves far better than the most famous physicists.

I am now off to the basement to repair the ccfls in an LED computer monitor and to sit among my own flying saucer designs and dream. The world ignores me and I ignore the world. I am happy. The world is not.
How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Wednesday, March 19 2014 @ 08:03 AM JST

Thanks much. Let's leave it there for now.
How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Diogenes on Thursday, March 27 2014 @ 11:03 AM JST
Speaking of "forward deployment" of weapons, this is in yesterday's news. "U.S. Military Seeking ‘Cheap Stealth’ on Ocean Floor"

http://time.com/39424/stealth-ocean/

Quote from article:

That’s exactly where the Pentagon is looking to build underwater mini-depots for the U.S. Navy. In fact, only hours after Visclosky grumbled about sunken ships sitting on the bottom of the ocean, the Pentagon said it’s moving closer to making that cold and forbidding place a base for U.S. military hardware. It’s planning to test the concept in the Western Pacific, conveniently close to China, starting next year.

“The approach centers on pre-deploying deep-ocean nodes years in advance in forward areas which can be commanded from standoff to deliver a wide range of unmanned and distributed systems to the sub-surface, surface, and air,” the Pentagon says. “The node must survive at greater than 6 km [3.7 miles] of depth, last up to 5 years, and operate in less than two hours after commanded to launch from the seafloor.” The system is designed for the world’s maritime hotspots, where cost and complexity limit how many ships the Navy can deploy.

In a nutshell, the Pentagon wants to seed potential hotspots with equipment—including small drones and other reconnaissance gear—in capsules rooted on the ocean floor under at least 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of water. That’s nearly 50% of the world’s oceans, and “provides a vast area for concealment and storage,” according to the Defense Department. These nodes would “hibernate”—that’s the word the Pentagon uses—until roused from their “dormancy” by signals from the U.S. military. They would then rise to the surface, which is why the Pentagon calls it the “Upward Falling Payloads” program. Then their payloads would deploy into the sky or water.


This is the concept of psychopaths. And of course, in typical psychopathic, impulsive, reckless, and ill-thought-out behavior, they are assuming that the Chinese or Russians won't find these things. Ha! I can see a Chinese submersible parked next to each one of these with a drill, boring a hole in it to flood the thing. While in the U.S., the Chinese have probably pre-positioned (forward deployed) dishrags next to the water intake pipes for all 112 nuclear power plants. Simply plug and wait for meltdown. I want to think I'm living in a nightmare from which I will awaken, but so far, no luck.
How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Friday, March 28 2014 @ 04:23 AM JST


Very interesting link.

I don't think “psycho” is the right word to describe these guys. If they should be called that way, 99.9% of Americans and 99.99% of Japanese deserve the appellation, which makes the word almost meaningless. That's exactly why I've devoted myself solely to hunting for the 0.01-0.1%. If I failed to find anything worth treasuring, I would have to admit I'm a psycho myself, too.

In fact they don't seem to be really crazy. Their behavior of sinking or burying something they might activate in the distant future indicates they have already aged 200 years or degenerated to become dogs. (I know very little about dogs, but I think they are a little smarter; when a doggie buries a bone in the soil, he knows how long it remains edible. To begin with, he won't forget where to locate it the next week.)

When one degenerates to that point, he doesn't know what he is doing himself anymore, like the black Kenyan monkey or his yellow ass-kisser looked in the Hague over the weekend. In the face of the challenge from the two relatively sane persons representing relatively sane peoples, Putin and Xi Jinping, all they could do was to affirm, reaffirm and re-reaffirm the empty unity of the West, including the nation of yellow Yankees.

In other words, they let everything hibernate for an indefinite period of time, because they are hibernating themselves as well perhaps until the end of time. They don't really care if the Russians and the Chinese aren't stupid enough to be cheated by the cheap trick.

Currently I'm working on a new piece in which to address the same question about man's creative evolution from a DEMENTIA angle. Since the chances are remote that someone among my audience will notice I'm pre-deploying a deadly weapon, I'm not really enthusiastic about blogging anymore.

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Authored by: Diogenes on Wednesday, April 02 2014 @ 11:57 PM JST
If contemporary history is any teacher, she's going to have to take her fight public, and bring the fight out in the open. I don't know how this may manifest in Japan. But this phony "apology" tells me that she's really right, and some one(s) have stepped on these stooges, and forced them to grovel. I can guess that there are implications that are much greater than possibly even she knows. Perhaps she's re-discovered something that has already been discovered.

Case in point: look at all these gas-bag, war-criminal American politicians: Bush Sr., Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the list is endless. These guys are living beyond the normal life spans of most average people. How is this possible? Are they getting some derivative of this woman's discovery/re-discovery that is dramatically extending their lives, and worse, are they keeping this secret from the world? In the old science fiction movies, there was always some "mad scientist" that had a "serum" that would make people live forever. Is this it?

She's lucky that she made her research public in a bold manner, and even better, with the apology and her announced defense of her work, she has likely saved her life.
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Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Thursday, April 03 2014 @ 03:02 AM JST


What you say about the mysterious longevity of these gasbags is very interesting.

As to your suggestion to "bring the fight out in the open," I doubt it would work in Japan because "the public" always accepts the apology by proxy. Mobocracy is the rule that governs this country. Hopefully she will use a different tactic.

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Authored by: samwidge on Thursday, April 03 2014 @ 01:53 AM JST

Wikipedia says of Haruko Obokata that "She developed a radical and remarkably easy way to make cells... that can grow into any tissue in the body."

It seems to me that if this research is remarkably easy then Riken would have no trouble replicating the research and easily confirming or denying. I can find no claim that this one, simple step has been taken.

It is reasonable then to suspect that this "controversy" is artificial, a political ruse to bring attention to something outside of the lady's work. She might or might not be party to the ruse.

In an entirely separate field the boss of the team that developed the Firefox Web browser is being cruelly harangued not because of any dishonesty in his research and development of the remarkable computer tool. No, he is attacked as one who has unpopular views about the activity of homosexuals.

The harangues are entirely out of line with the size of the perceived crime. Protests. Attempts to destroy a billion dollar corporation that is largely a philanthropy.

One evening a friend and I had been talking at the edge of a street near our homes. A car drove by and accidentally ran over a kitten. It was an accident. completely understandable. I picked the little body up and held it in one hand as my friend and I talked for a few seconds more. It was then that my dog, a small dachshund, started barking loudly and lunging at the dead cat.

I think society is like that -- If some person or thing seems weak, many people will irrationally attack that thing. Society will do so and ignore productive work that needs to be done. Society likes to destroy. Such destruction is always a waste of time.

This must be a very difficult time for Haruko Obokata.
How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Y.Yamamoto on Thursday, April 03 2014 @ 03:14 AM JST


You wrote: "It is reasonable then to suspect that this 'controversy' is artificial, a political ruse to bring attention to something outside of the lady's work."

I fully agree.

You also wrote: "If some person or thing seems weak, many people will irrationally attack that thing."

Totally disagreed; that is not the case with this country. On the contrary, a person who is STRONG enough to assert herself is always targeted.

How I hit a gold vein in the Google junkyard - though only at times
Authored by: Diogenes on Friday, April 04 2014 @ 01:08 PM JST
This is excellent news. I knew she was telling the truth, simply based on the attacks on her work. Let's hope more credible scientists come to her aide.
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Authored by: samwidge on Friday, April 04 2014 @ 02:58 PM JST

The letter from Dr Vacanti is good news as he comes well recommended. He undoubtedly knows his stuff.

It is easy for someone to disparage the work of another. I am reminded that, after so many centuries, there still are people who insist that the world is flat.

Today I was advised that China has developed a huge and powerful program to control the world market in gold. A few suspected that all along as it is good policy for any nation to attempt. The great masses continue doubtful. Now we know that China is succeeding handily. This spells doom for America and perhaps Japan as well. Denials in the United States are loud and adamant. Those denials seem to be motivated only by an attitude of "denial will prevent it from happening."

I can only wish best of luck to Haruko Obokata. There will be fewer denials of the validity of her work though denials never end anywhere.