Sunday, January 31, 2016

Astronomers: Far know, Near don't know...

Astronomers discover largest solar system

BBC reported a couple of days ago that astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet that takes nearly a million years to orbit its star.
The gas giant is said to be one trillion kilometres away, making its orbit 140 times wider than Pluto's path around our Sun.
Yet, on the other hand, astronomers are not even certain if the report that a giant planet might be lurking in our solar system is true. How ironic!
The following has also just come from The Economist:
The Ninth Planet in our Solar System?

“THE past two decades have seen astronomers’ catalogue of planets expand over two-hundredfold, as new techniques and better telescopes have found more than 2,000 of them orbiting stars other than the sun. But in the solar system itself, the list of planets has actually shrunk—Pluto having been downgraded from that status in 2006. The number of the sun’s planetary companions has thus fallen from nine to eight.
“Now, a pair of astronomers from the California Institute of Technology think they have evidence that will restore the sun’s tally to its previous value. Their analysis of objects orbiting in the Kuiper Belt, a ring of frozen asteroids that circle beyond the orbit of Neptune (and of which Pluto is now regarded as the largest member), suggests to them that something about ten times as massive as Earth has distorted those orbits. If you knew where to look, this planet-sized object would be visible through a suitable telescope. And Konstanin Batygin and Michael Brown believe they do know.”

Are astronomers generally a bunch of humbugs?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Vaddey Ratner basically writes about a young child Raami - the daughter of a minor Cambodian prince - and her family's sufferings during the Khmer Rouge's rule of Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Although the book is a fiction, Raami's ordeal was, I understand, in most respects the author's. It is one of the most heart-rending books that I have read. I have read the book Killing Fields and watched its movie, but Ratner's is certainly more touching.

I first visited Cambodia in 1995 and was taken to see one of the regime's former torture chambers. Skulls were piled up and pictures of the victims were displayed for one to see. The impact was not as profound as the book is having on me now. The author made feel as if I was there to witness the cruelty of the regime with my own eyes! Loved ones died one by one, as a result of the regime's callous and misplaced Utopian ideology, and in spite of the race's Buddhist spiritual foundations over the centuries. A very powerful book indeed!

Her writing was superb, but it is not what I want to say here. I have never thought much of the atrocities that Khmer Rouge had inflicted on their own people. I had always be a little leftist or socialistic all my life. Since the Khmer Rouge victory was basically a peasant-driven initiative, and the fact that it had the support of China and ASEAN then, I thought they were the legitimate party to rule Cambodia. How wrong had I been!

Unfortunately, you are still seeing similar sad scenes being rolled out in West Asia today.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

走火入魔 (Zou Huo Ru Mo)

走火入魔 (Zou Huo Ru Mo, explained to be Kundalini Syndrome or Psychosis in Wikipedia)

I loved to read Chinese sword-fighting stories (武侠小说) when young. Jin-Yong was my favorite author. His stories could run into tens of volumes. Exam or no exam, his were the must-finish books that I would spend hours and hours on.

It was in this books that I learned this "zou-huo-ru-mo" term. Many overzealous seekers of the ultimate "stroke" in the school of kung-fu one pursued found themselves entering the threshold of no return - after they had foolhardily ventured into the realm of extremes. Heroes become zeroes, so to say! Everything is back to scratch.

My mother used to scold me for neglecting my school work; she said I had also gone zou-huo-ru-mo. Quite true really, except that nothing was lost in my case.

This is just my personal opinion: Religious zealots who burn and kill are all suffering from this psychosis, so were monsters like Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Kim Jong Un. I doubt the former know much about their holy books. They took the passages in their holy books at face value and followed their preachers’ sermons blindly. Most are ignorant of the persona behind the men who founded these religions in the first place; to them prophets and gods become one. The latter, on the other hand, are likely a consequence of their court-jesters' non-stop ingratiation or fear of loss of influence or gravies, which we are witnessing one in our country right now. 

But there is also a group whom I call delusionists. (I understand there is no such word; I am using it to describe persons who are delusional about certain beliefs.)

I used to have a colleague who was pretty timid by nature. He would give a silly smile each time our boss scolded him. But when he related such encounters to friends, it would always be "I told so-and-so off..." Surely this is a form of delusion, minor it might be. I also remember when I was with MIDA, there was this ex-varsity mate who used to hang out in our office to try to “tackle” a lady colleague of ours. He gave the impression that he was from a well-to-do family. I had no reason to doubt his "credentials" since he said his home was at Pantai Hill – until one day he invited me and my wife to visit him.

At the appointed time, he was outside the gate of his "condo", but only to tell us that his parents were entertaining another party. Ours obviously had to be another time. Well, too bad, let's do it another time. So we agreed.

I ran into another varsity mate some months later and somehow this Pantai Hill chap's name cropped up. "Bull-shit! He is renting a place at XXX!"

Another case of delusion, albeit by itself not quite hurtful or harmful to others. 

I suppose many of us do indulge in some form of self-aggrandizement from time to time (of which I am often guilty too). But we can always console ourselves that we are not delusional per se, otherwise we are suffering from bipolar disorders. Maybe monsters like Hitler, Kim Jong Un et al had bipolar disorders which were not diagnosed and treated in the first place?

A dear friend recently wrote to share an alert from his well-placed banker friend that American Dollar's day of reckoning was approaching. He talked about an imminent global currency reset, and behind this dawn - in the interest of humanity - was the Chinese Elders who were the custodians of the “Global Collateral Accounts". They now have a mission to set things RIGHT for the world! 

I have vaguely come across such rubbish talks before. Doesn't it sound like one of Dan Brown's Vatican conspiracies? Out of curiosity, I surfed the net to try to see more. 

One name kept popping up: Neil Keenan. I see that he can unabashedly tell the world that he is close to "Asian/Chinese Elders" or the "Red Dragons" who are said to control all the gold behind these "Global Collateral Accounts" that are backing the financial system of the world today. Various hordes were mentioned: those of the Chinese nobles/royals since the 1600s, or that of Yamashita's, or Sukarno's, or Marcos's, some even mentioned Kuomintang’s (read Chiang Kai-shek), all very convincing. There are also many side-kicks who are there in the net to vouch for the authenticity of these outlandish claims. (Some could cite historical figures and events - like Bretton Wood's - to support them.) But only if one cares to be a little discerning, he or she will see that there is not a single article on this from the World Bank, or the IMF, or the Federal Reserve, or any book about it from Amazon! 

I believe Keenan is a delusionist and his believers have become so 走火入魔. They would be thoroughly offended if you told them that all this is just rubbish! So much for the power of delusion and the degree of naiveté that even the most educated can slipped into.

Delusionists are to me also compulsive liars. Some time ago, I wrote about reading a book recommended to me by my son Shen-yang. It seeks to explain why people lie. The irony is the fact that many are even prepared to willingly help liars lie! Of course, we also have a situation in our country that many are happy to let big liars screw them. To me, this is the real irony!

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Dan Brown in the making...

The following "breaking news" came from a well-intentioned friend two days ago. He said it had come from a well-placed banker friend in the States. I suggested to him that if was meant for Hollywood but he was dead serious about it and contended that I should wait for two months to see it happened. I offered a wager of a RM500-dinner which he has accepted. We both agreed the determination time to be midnight March 5, 2016. 
I am in a mood to take on more bets. Any other taker out there?

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       Ancient Chinese Families (Elders), along with ancient European Sovereigns, have long pooled and still control the vast majority of physical assets on Planet Earth, and have for many centuries.
    This epic wealth exists in a variety of holding areas, in a variety of trusts, and dispersed strategically throughout the world, with little to nothing known about them for security reasons.  Cumulatively they are generally understood as the "Global Collateral Accounts."
     These Global Collateral Accounts have devout keepers who watch over them and protect them as humanity's assets, not their own.  These "keepers" exist all over the world, and go unknown to the general public, again for obvious security reasons.
     These Global Collateral Accounts underwrite every sovereign bond, currency, debt instrument in our modern banking system--without exception regardless of the amount of debt instruments produced as they can cover any man made debt.
     These Global Collateral Accounts have an advanced control system which has been under constant attack since formed in the late 1700's.
     The current Western Banking Elite (Eastern Europe, USA, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, etc. -- aka "Cabal Governments") have attempted to both steal and replace the Global Collateral Accounts system through means of war, treachery, murder and corruption.  In fact, a 400+ year coordinated attempt to usurp the control mechanism of the Global Collateral Accounts has been endured.
     What we are witnessing now, is the public rejection of that failed but continuous assault, with the vast majority of sovereign nations now fully united in unwinding their fiat based debt banking system and replacing it with a permanent gold backed system of sustainable value.
     These truly United Nations has accepted through signature a single monetary authority(located in China) to be under the control of both the Chinese Elders and European Sovereign Families.
     The Western Fiat Banking System is collapsing under the weight of its own lie, and thus quietly being dismantled via a painful process of margin calls.  This includes the Bank of International Settlements, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Central Banking System, Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of England, Metals Trading Markets, USA Inc, Cabal Governments, etc..  
     Be advised that the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (AIIB) is a Chinese Elder creation, with exclusive oversight privileges separate from any government, including the China and Russia.  
          However, the BRICS alliance was also created to publicly acknowledge the collection of sovereign nation states committed to following the financial principals of the Chinese Elders and European Sovereigns, who in return for this pledge, get to leverage generations of social benefit loans/funds against the hard asset base of the Global Collateral Accounts.
     Any sovereign nation not abiding by these Chinese Elder / European Sovereign financial principals simply is not allowed to join the AIIB, and thus excluded from accessing Global Collateral Asset wealth.
     No sovereign nation may trade or commence in banking activities with any nation not a good standing member of the AIIB.  Nations are either in with the Chinese Elders or their out.  There are no more in-between games being played after what's gone these last 70 years.
      This global financial structure was originally introduced by the Chinese Elders and agreed to during the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference in New Hampshire, post WW2.  But that system has deteriorated into what the current Western Banking System has become--and the world is now getting a tow out of the usury ditch.
      All sovereign nations may join at any time if they agree to abide by Chinese Elder/European Sovereign financial principals.  None are excluded.
      Based on these above facts, no sovereign nation in good standing with the AIIB/BRICS alliance is recognizing the USA, Inc. (figure-headed by corporate spokesman Barak Hussein Obama) as of 1/1/16.
     Also, no sovereign nation associated with the AIIB / BRiCS is allowed to recognize the USA, Inc.'s fiat currency (USD) as being valid starting also on 1/1/16.
     No sovereign nation associated with the AIIB / BRICS is allowed to recognize Pentagon Dark Hat controlled military operation as being representative of the free will of the Republic of the United States citizenry as of 1/1/16.
     Japan has secretly joined AIIB, and this fact is set to be announced at the next AIIB conference January 16-18 in Beijing.
     All 2008, 2015 and 2016 turbulent market crashes were attempts by existing Western Banking System families to retain the illusion of financial dominance, which they technically never had.  That effort has failed.
      All 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009, 20012, 2014, 2015 military conflicts were also attempts by non-Global Collateral Account families to retain the illusion of military dominance, which no government can successfully achieve without the support of the Chinese Elders/European Sovereigns/Global Collateral Accounts by design.  Those efforts have failed as well. 
     Thus all conflicts, be them financial or military, are now being publicly resolved by the Chinese Elders / European Sovereigns as to reset humanity and all cultures, back onto a moral fundamental platform backed in tangible assets, still underwritten by the Global Collateral Accounts.
     Believe nothing verbatim you read, hear or see on mass media as Non Global Collateral Accounts/Western Banking Families influence populations via media devices to act out in their favor, and against their own best interests, and have been doing so since the invention of the printing press.