Saturday, October 24, 2015

Wisconsin Fallout From Fukushima Radiation After Only 3 Days

The west coast of the U.S. awaits arrival of the most concentrated radioactive ocean water from the disasters at Fukushima nuclear reactors over the coming several months. However, many reports indicate that there is not much left to kill in the Pacific waters off the west coast. In that respect, the upcoming arrival of the greatest concentration of deadly man-made radioisotopes may be a sort of anti-climax. On the other hand, rainfall and other mechanisms will continue to spread the illness, mutations and death to inland territory. Those who remain on the west coast to watch the show have been called "dead men walking."

In contrast to the months and years involved in dispersion of Fukushima radiation by ocean currents, this article features a clever analysis showing airborne travel of harmful radioisotopes all the way from Fukushima, Japan, to Wisconsin, U.S., and neighboring areas in little more than three days.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

RadiationNetwork vs NETC CPM Comparison

Research question: To what extent might CPM values on radiationnetwork.com and netc.com be comparable?

Methods: All "Std" GM tube sensor values for radiation monitoring sites in the US were tabulated in an excel spreadsheet for the two radiation monitoring web sites during the Oct 19-20, 2015, period. "Pancake" data from RadiationNetwork and identified "pancake" (N=1) and "beta" counting sites from NETC were not included. The RadiationNetwork values appeared to be updated about every minute whereas the ten minute average is reported for each monitoring site by NETC and this more stable value was used. The .xls file of raw data is available upon request from the author (jamesjkeene_at_gmail.com).

Results:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

De Facto US Dollar Gold Standard For Over One Year

[This article was published by www.silverdoctors.com under the title "New Gold Window? The De Facto US Dollar Gold Standard"]
The one year gold price chart from www.kitco.com shows that the US has been on a de facto US dollar gold standard for over a year now. This means that the US dollar gold price has been "fixed" for all practical purposes at about $1,300. This is big news since President Nixon closed the "gold window" back in 1971. "Gold window" just means people and governments can exchange a fixed number of US dollars for each troy ounce of gold. Now after more than 40 years, a new "gold window" has been opened.

[Click on chart above to enlarge.]
Amazingly, none of the main stream or alternate news outlets has reported this fact, as far as I know.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anti-Surveillance Web Browser

Script-free, Anti-Tracking, Anti-Surveillance Browser. The HotStrip Browser obtains and filters web page source before sending it for browser rendering with two major objectives. First, if menu option Tag Strip:Scripts is checked, all scripting code is removed. Second, many web page references to other web sites that record and track your internet surfing behavior are also removed. This browser design may have many benefits. For starters, "Look Ma, no more Google ads!". Please click the Hotstrip Browser link above to download and try this free software.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Homosexuality: Missing Scripture Mystery

Many members of the the Baha'i community may be surprised to learn that, according to a "Homosexuality" compilation by the Research Department of the Universal House of Justice (UHJ) of the Baha'i Faith, there is no Baha'i scripture on homosexuality. Baha'i scripture is conventionally defined as writings of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith, and his son, 'Abdu'l-Baha. Nonetheless, the central, highest leadership of the Baha'is is on record claiming that Baha'i scripture on homosexuality does exist. Where is it? What does it say? This article presents the missing scripture mystery and some of its implications.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Baha'i Election Primer

Updated: March 11, 2012
With fiat currency (paper money) life-time expiring causing increasing political and economic chaos, the April, 2012, elections for National Spiritual Assemblies (NSAs) and the 2013 election of The Universal House of Justice (UHJ) in the Baha'i Administration may have enhanced importance for the well-being of the Baha'i community. While the unique principles of Baha'i Administration and its election process may serve as a model to replace political corruption in numerous countries around the world, efforts to promote these lofty principles are severely hampered by the reality that most major NSAs and the UHJ in the Baha'i world do not need elections of any kind, Baha'i or other, since NSA and UHJ members generally serve life terms, terminated only by death, disability or crime. As highlighted in "Universal House of Fear", Baha'is face the potentially embarrassing question of why their major NSAs and UHJ resemble an entrenched elite wielding power for life with a heavy hand which may be seen as similar to, if not exactly the same as, third-world dictators or leaders for life in some other religions. As reported in "Bondage by Baha'i Election", Baha'i voters do not appear to evaluate who might be best qualified at election time, but rather simply vote for whoever was elected previously, even if that original voter choice occurred many years or decades ago. Hence, a Baha'i election primer might be useful to Baha'i voters. This article summarizes some key guidelines for voters and agenda items for the upcoming national (2012) and international (2013) conventions and elections, including a ballot check-list.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Universal House of Fear

Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i Faith in 1863, stated "The essence of all that We have revealed for thee is Justice" and designed a "new world order" including a world-wide system of elected, nine-member bodies at the local, national and international levels, with the top-most body named The Universal House of Justice (UHJ), first elected a century later in 1963. Many assumed that Baha'u'llah and his UHJ crowning a developing Baha'i Administration may eventually fulfill various messianic prophesies such as "the Kingdom of God" on earth, that the meek shall inherit the earth and the like. However, in subsequent decades, most notably in the 1980s, a growing number of Baha'is began to perceive that various corrupt practices were permeating the Baha'i Administration on all levels. This article explores the idea that the UHJ may be degenerating into a weak Universal House of Fear at a time when the Baha'i community needs strong leadership.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Good Can Triumph

Triumph of good is an important side of the story in one of the most popular Independent articles: "On Being Shunned", part of extensive documentation of serial parental abductions starting Feb. 1, 1995, of James R. Keene (then age 7) and Grace J. Keene (then 10) by their emotionally disturbed mother Nilda Davis-Flores (aka Nilda Keene) described in Missing Keene Kids.

Friday, December 23, 2011

World Order Trader Release

The World Order Trader™ (WOTrader) platform was released today for beta testing. Interested persons may download WOTrader here. The free download is a .zip file. After unpacking, run WOTrader, which may provide an additional way to express perceptions on how well elected officials in the Baha'i administration are doing their job and to gain experience and improve skills in trading financial instruments without financial risk. The WOTrader About option in its Help menu provides the email address of the author if you need further help to start trading with WOTrader. Thanks to all who wish to help in testing this new trading platform and the new, on-line, international World Order Exchange™.
© 2011 James J Keene

Saturday, December 17, 2011

World Order Trader Preview

Independent recently introduced the concept of the World Order Composite Index, which inspired work to establish an on-line, international World Order Exchange™ (WOE). WOE is now open for beta testing. No funds are required to participate in testing, only an internet connection. The platform for on-line traders anywhere in the world is previewed with screen shots in Figs. 1 and 2. The free World Order Trader™ (WOT) platform may be downloaded here. WOT details and implementation plans are presented.
Fig 1: World Order Trader (left)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Science and the Baha'i Faith

In reader mail, one correspondent asks "how Baha'is think religion and science are compatible? What is the Baha'i conception of science?" This reader cited the Wikipedia article -- "Baha'i Faith and Science", which is a good introduction to the subject. It provides much detail beginning with
A fundamental principle of the Bahá'í Faith is the harmony of religion and science. Bahá'í scripture asserts that true science and true religion can never be in conflict. `Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, stated that religion without science leads to superstition and that science without religion leads to materialism. He also admonished that true religion must conform to the conclusions of science.
The reader was specifically concerned if the Baha'i writings about human evolution imply a "creationist" as opposed to a strictly Darwinian theory. In my opinion, this is a pseudo issue, not a real dichotomy from either scientific or religious viewpoints. Major results are (1) 'Abdu'l-Baha's statements about human evolution are not necessarily inconsistent with concepts in contemporary biological research and (2) the principle of the harmony of science and religion provides for update of Baha'i scripture on science topics.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Making Straight A's

Making straight A's is a do-it-yourself project for students from high school through college and into post-graduate programs. The proven method presented generally can raise grade point averages by about two points -- e.g., from D to B, from C to A and from B to best in class (arrows in Fig. 1).

Fig. 1: Class Grade Distribution

This article describes the method for making all A's, starting with motivational factors and simple learning principles, which suggested the successful 1964 prototype used by the author at the University of Chicago (me in Fig. 1) and finally, the more recent, stream-lined recipe for straight A's.