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Thursday 16th January 2014 – today, whilst working on my current Film Projects I have been compelled to take time out and write my first blog article for 2014 …

Anonymous Motorcycle Driver during "Bangkok Shutdown" march on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Anonymous Motorcycle Driver during “Bangkok Shutdown” march on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Yuriko Koike, Japan’s former defense minister and national security adviser, was Chairwoman of Japan’s Liberal Democrat Party and currently is a member of the National Diet. In her article titled “Who Lost Thailand?” published on 15th January 2014, Ms. Yuriko Koike writes “Thailand, Southeast Asia’s most developed and sophisticated economy, is teetering on the edge of the political abyss. Yet most of the rest of Asia appears to be averting its eyes from the country’s ongoing and increasingly anarchic unrest. That indifference is not only foolish; it is dangerous. Asia’s democracies now risk confronting the same harsh question that the United States faced when Mao Zedong marched into Beijing, and again when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ousted the Shah in Iran. Who, they will have to ask, lost Thailand?”

As a long time expatriate resident of Thailand there are quarter tones joined as chords that resonate in unison, 21st century composers in sympathetic dissonance, emanating from the trading partner-ships whistling through troubled waters in the East China Sea, the stage of Japan’s dispute with China to the smaller vessels hauling materials on a variety of other covert Whistle-blowers and covered junks conducting business, whilst traveling up and down the Mekong River, a vital chord flowing with life, connecting China, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam. From the river’s banks life is bottled up and exchanged in merchandise that ripples through many states, the birth places of many indigenous peoples from Qinghai, Tibet, Yunnan, Shan, Luang Namtha, Bokeo, Oudomxay, Luang Phrabang, Sayabouly, Vientiane, Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammouane, Savannakhet, Salavan, Champasak until eventually the remaining silt branches out and spills into various points and exits Vietnam somewhere between the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea, where sabre-rattling and posturing continues to spread outwards.

The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long or in English often transliterated to mean the “Nine Dragon river delta”) could be accurately described as a rather gradual fertile river delta and unlike Japan it is not close to any submarine abyss. Continuing movement on the subduction zone associated with the Japan Trench is one of the main causes of tsunamis and earthquakes in northern Japan, including the megathrust Tōhoku earthquake and resulting tsunami that occurred on 11 March 2011.

People marching during "Bangkok Shutdown" on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Despite the “Bangkok Shutdown” the Chao Phraya River continues to flow smoothly through Bangkok, known fondly as the “City of Angels” of the Far East and as with all rivers on the planet it too eventually meets a large body of water to empty into… and waterways are the veins of sustenance for life in all forms, and often are diverted, reformed, dammed and flooded, by natural forces as well as by human beings … as the seasons ebb and flow, the climate changes and prevailing winds of change wreak havok on agriculture and commercial business interests alike, there remains a natural inclination for things to remain in balance.

Perhaps, in a wider context the expressed perspective from Ms. Yuriko Koike shows how much Western ideologies have influenced and shaped the Japanese economy and the Japanese people’s opinion since the United States of America decidedly dropped Nuclear weapons of mass destruction on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in August 1945? On August 15, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, and seven days after the Soviet Union’s declaration of war, Japan announced its surrender to the Allies, signing the Instrument of Surrender on 2nd September 1945, commonly acknowledged as officially ending World War II. The bombings’ role in Japan’s surrender and their ethical justification are still debated.

People marching during "Bangkok Shutdown" on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand: “Occupy Bangkok” Begins – Published 13th January 2014 is a very interesting and well-balanced account of what’s happened over the last decade to bring about the current protests in Bangkok Thailand being staged against the present Government that was elected by a majority vote supported by a well-financed regime leader living in exile that has used “Thaksinomics” as a political tool to amass a personal fortune; Taksin Shinawatra is himself supported by very strong wealthy global banking powers that want a larger share of the Kingdom’s valuables as well as those of other neighboring countries that have developed more slowly but are also are full of natural resources and deeply fertile environmental jewelry.

In the most recent general election Thailand‘s people voted to put Thaksin Shinawatra‘s sister Yingluck Shinawatra, a member of the Pheu Thai Party, and the 28th and current Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election into lead a new Government of Thailand. Yingluck is Thailand’s first female Prime Minister and at 45 is the youngest Prime Minister of Thailand in over 60 years.  A Statement delivered by Yingluck Shinawatra, H.E. the Prime Minister of Thailand on the dissolution of the House of Representatives was delivered on 9 December 2013. Many people in Thailand are now protesting against the regime’s manipulation of the country’s legislatures, its infiltration of Government structures and large corporations who have benefited from Thaksinomics.

There is an expressed feeling that the pillars of Government have been abused to such a degree that it has become unacceptable and unconscionable to remain in the shadows. The links in the Thailand: “Occupy Bangkok” Begins – Published 13th January 2014 article also lead to other interesting articles too.

Then on the same day my attention is directed to another article, written by William Pesek, a columnist writing for Bloomberg based in Tokyo, Japan. And this makes me ask the rhetorical question, which more aptly put is an observation: Who Won Japan?

Bloomberg should be ashamed to publish such an article. William Pesek’s views are way too polarized and filled with silly ignorant inaccurate general “sound bite” statements and phrases, such as are contained in “The choice is between Egypt and South Korea. It’s time for Thailand’s 67 million people to decide whether they want to live in a constant state of chaos and socioeconomic stasis (like Egypt), or to move up the economic ladder, Korea-style. The only way democracy works is if a critical mass of the people trust it. In Thailand’s case, that means building credible and independent institutions that provide checks and balances for elected officials. Only strong judiciaries, anti-corruption arms and networks of government watchdog agencies can ensure accountability.” … This, simply put is trashy journalism at its worst and Bloomberg should be careful to call it a “Bloomberg View”.

Bangkok Needs More Bread, Fewer Circuses” By William Pesek
January 15, 2014 11:26 AM EST – Uploaded by UUID:7953017 at 1/15/2014 11:23 AM

William Pesek is based in Tokyo and writes on economics, markets and politics throughout the AsiaPacific region. His journalism awards include the 2010 Society of American Business Editors and Writers prize for commentary.

Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Pesek’s columns have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Post, the Straits Times, the Japan Times and many other publications around the world. Pesek began his journalism career writing for the American Banker and Bond Buyer newspapers. He also worked for Dow Jones Newswires, where he wrote the daily credit markets column for The Wall Street Journal. Pesek earned a bachelor’s degree in business journalism from Bernard M. Baruch College-City University of New York.
Reference: http://www.bloomberg.com/view/bios/william-pesek/

The future for the peoples living in Thailand, the Governance of Thailand, it’s prosperity and the prosperity of Thailand’s South-East Asian neighbors is all at stake and will be affected by how things are perceived and the reaction of people not only in Thailand but also throughout the world. Why? Because, trading, imports and exports, for Thailand and ASEAN is contingent upon keeping the rivers flowing, water being proportioned in a balanced and respectable way for life to be sustainable and peaceful.

We pray for a process that will be as painless and as death-free as possible … we are living in interesting times… and we have a ways to travel yet… floods, droughts, come rain and shine, survival is a matter of adapting to change.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article, and here’s wishing you a safe, healthy and successful 2014 as we approach the Chinese Year of the Horse.

Blessings,
James With

PS After writing this article, the following articles were brought to my attention:

By Lewis M. SimonsCan Thailand Avoid Another Coup?“published 16th January 2014 formerly as “Thailand’s Grave Future”

By Credible Reform, Not Shutdown, Needed to End Thailand’s Political Standoff” – 15th January 2014

By @charliecamp6ellThe Nightmare Gets Worse For Embattled Thai PM Yingluck” – 17th January 2014

By Veera Prateepchaikul, Former Editor, Bangkok Post – Opinion “Corruption Award Goes to Rice Scheme”  – 17th January 2014
© Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved. View Bangkok Post policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip.

By Voranai Vanijaka in Bangkok Post – Opinion Commentary “With all sides wrong, There can be no right” – 19 January 2014
© Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved. View Bangkok Post policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip.

By Thin Lei Win Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation “Shutdown Protests in Bangkok ratchets up risk of violence and coup, ICG warns” on Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 07:00 AM & “The din of misogyny at Bangkok protests” on Friday, 17 Jan 2014 10:29 AM

Reuters Reporting by Pracha Hariraksapitak; Writing by Alan Raybould “Thai government imposes state of emergency in Bangkok” on Tuesday January 21, 2014 4:47pm IST

By Marc Saxer in Social Europe JournalHow Thailand’s Middle Class Rage Threatens Democracy” on Thursday, 23 January 2014

By William Pesek on Bloomberg Opinion “Thailand Is Only the Tip of Asia’s Iceberg” on Friday, January 24, 2014 5:00 AM GMT+0700

By Pradit Ruangdit in Bangkok Post “Suthep: PDRC is ‘’pro-democracy’’ movement” on Friday, 24 January 2014 at 23.25
© Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved. View Bangkok Post policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip.

By The Sunday Nation Newspaper “Suthep will be arrested soon, should surrender to avoid violence: Chalerm” and “Advance voting to go ahead” on Sunday, 26 January 2014 at 01:00

By Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Anuchit Nguyen in Bloomberg News “Yingluck Rejects Proposal to Delay Feb. 2 Thailand Election” on Tuesday, 28th January 2014 7:03 PM GMT+0700 To contact the reporters on this story: Suttinee Yuvejwattana in Bangkok at suttinee1@bloomberg.net; Anuchit Nguyen in Bangkok at anguyen@bloomberg.net

By David EimerThai red shirts leader says ‘It’s time to get rid of the elite’” on 30 January 2014 at 10:42AM GMT and previously “Anti-government protests escalate in Thailand amid calls for a ‘people’s revolution’” on 26 November 2013 at 12:04PM GMT and “I can back down no further, says Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra” on 10th December 2014 at 9:45PM GMT and  “Thai Prime Minister considers delaying election as anti-government protesters blockade Bangkok” on 13 January 2014 at 12:19PM GMT and “Thai anti-government protesters threaten to kidnap PM” on 14 January 2014 at 3:21PM GMT and

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Fukushima Meltdown

The Fukishima Nuclear power plant meltdown is a global catastrophe

Radioactive materials spewed out from the crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and rained down on North America soon after the meltdown and then still more “hot particles” were carried all the way to Europe, according to a simulation by university researchers.

The computer simulation by researchers at Kyushu University and the University of Tokyo, among other institutions, calculated dispersal of radioactive dust from the Fukushima plant beginning at 9 p.m. on March 14, when radiation levels around the plant spiked. An interesting simulation can be played by clicking on this article in the Mainichi Daily News.

And the problem continues … Humanity needs to address this issue from the perspective of maintaining a sustainable existence… Certain “Hot Particles” have extremely long lives… some lasting for more than a billion years!

Our children and future generations will be subjected to problems that have been created by people who have developed the current direction of global power, and those who have done this, have simply been short sighted and ignorant of our Earth’s fragile make up, environmental phenomena and climactic cycles that have been evolving since the beginning of time.

With all the recent publicity focused on Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods and other “Natural Disasters” afflicting our planet, coupled with increased knowledge of our universe … it is so worrying to note the number of leading astronomers who have been pronounced dead in the last months …

John Huchra died unexpectedly on October 8th 2010 at the age of 61.

Allan Sandage died on Saturday, 13th November 2010. Sandage, who worked with Edwin Hubble as an assistant at Mount Wilson Observatory, played an integral part in increasing our understanding of the scale of the Universe and determining the Hubble Constant, which describes the Universe’s expansion. The New York Times article announced that Carnegie Institution for Science reported the cause of death. Sandage, working at the Carnegie Observatories in California, continued his efforts to hone the Hubble Constant, in his latter years using the Hubble Space Telescope to observe extragalactic Type Ia supernovae as standard candles. Sandage is also credited with discovering the starburst activity and black hole jets in the galaxy M82, and published the comprehensive Hubble Atlas of Galaxies, in 1961. He continued to research and publish papers right up until his death, his last paper on RR Lyrae variable stars (another kind of standard candle) appearing in the Astrophysical Journal in June 2010. Sandage is considered a true giant of astronomy, and he published more than 500 scientific papers in total throughout his career.

Brian Marsden passed away on 18th November 2010 at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness.

For more on these noted astronomers, links to their Wikipedia listing are listed here:
John Huchra
Allan Sandage
Brian Marsden

Then, subsequently, an article published on Saturday, 20th November 2010 in thespec.com caught my attention. It drew attention to a team of Czech and Danish scientists who are seeking to solve a 400-year-old mystery, as to the death surrounding a 16th-century Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe, whose celestial observations laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and who died in Prague in 1601, age 54 on October 24, 1601 after some days of illness.

An Historical look at Japan's March 2011 Earthquake

An Historical look at Japan's March 2011 Earthquake

Is the devastation and destruction we experience man-made?
Is the cutting off of people from one another planned and intentional?
Is this something that is on a scale far larger than one would wish to imagine?
Are we being subjected to research and experiments by ruthless trolls without a conscience for man kind?
What are the consequences for humanity?
How does the human race fight this?

Let’s continue to harp on this perspective for a moment, shall we? Or is that spelled HAARP? READ MORE about this ‘Active Research Program’ here… (“HAARP High_Frequency_Active_Auroral_Research_Program”) … this is not a mere alternative rock idea… a Muse in vibrational nature… it is highly charged and capable of affecting communications globally, can manipulate the weather and so much more… and make no mistake… the consequences are certainly extremely volatile.

Neither is Facebook a quirky little quasi soft porn dating site born from some young college kids wet dream designed in collaboration with his close fraternity geek comrades to pick up chicks … it’s a man made cyberspace social network with a purpose, and that purpose has expanded beyond the dictatorial decision makers with their blunt instrumental assessment and cyber policy weapons of mass destruction … Do we know who really controls Facebook? Now that it has successfully harnessed the masses in the process of getting hundreds of millions of subscribers (and their private data) across the globe, a feat that no other social networking company has managed to come close to, is Facebook being controlled wrongly and therefore as a consequence, its subscribers manipulated?

The fundamental and ‘humanitarian’ reason for Facebook’s existence is to allow people to connect with others… all over the world…… and this is precisely why it became so successful be those subscribers reside in China, Japan, Middle Eastern countries, South East Asian countries, India, United States of America, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, South American countries, Scandinavia, Pacific Islands, Atlantic Islands, African countries, Outer space, or anywhere the computers used in cyberspace can connect the dots… or so we are lead to believe… UNTIL one and many are indiscriminately and suddenly ‘disabled’ by the powers than control… or as Charlie Sheen would very eloquently phrase it… the Trolls! Was there more to this rapid expansion of a social networking tool than meets the eye? Many reading thus far, might question my writing, and make an incorrect assessment that the author is some celebrity, drug addicted, alcoholic bipolar freak… ahem … #WINNING … check “@JamesWith on Twitter … and I urge you to think again, and continue reading…

Has Facebook become a weapon of cyber war? Is Facebook being utilized as a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) and manipulated by those who do not have humanity’s best interests in mind? Anyone who has done just a little research into Science & Technology, Space Research programs, History of UFO’s & Aliens, economic warfare of nations and then takes a moment to pause, and then ponders to look at the bigger picture playing out across the world, and furthermore has the courage and constitution to keep an open and rational mind has to question what is going on?

This is not a coincidence… This is daunting and alarming… Our right to exist is being curtailed and controlled at levels and by those who are not only archaic in cognizance, but unfortunately powerful enough to tragically threaten our very existence and the Earth we inhabit. This is not a fight against CBS, Warner Brothers, Sony, Lionsgate or any other movie studio played out on FOX, ABC, NBC, Al Jezeera or any other journalistic news reporting service.

Scores of people missing, millions of homes left without power, destruction on a level that we have only previously seen on the silver screen, or on DVD or TV in futuristic Hollywood films… Ruthless and unwavering decisions that cause catastrophic effects… Most recently NHK TV, other media professionals, and amateur photographers, videographers and civilians have captured the devastating energy that is harnessed in earthquakes and tsunamis, The footage is as unbelievable as it is entirely real.



Independence Day Chairs on Set - Nevada, Utah, USA

"We will not go quietly into the night... We will not give up without a fight"





We have entered a world resembling something from James Cameron’s 2003 Hollywood film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (“Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”) and a swathe of films being released this year and next, such as (“Battle: Los Angeles”) (“Battle: Los Angeles on IMDB”), and the Independence Day sequels 2 & 3 to the Hollywood blockbuster of an alien invasion of Earth (“Independence Day”)… cyber-space, social networking… and what are the Trolls at Facebook doing in their private ivory trade control towers? … blithely conducting their own “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program” in cyberspace… the active experiment is called Facebook!

The increase in seismic activity causing destruction and devastation across the globe is expanding exponentially… and the correlations and comparisons that one can draw and are playing out as special effects on a matrix of interconnected planes… international communications mirrored & bouncing information across cyberspace and also equally as evident in the highly competitive worlds of global banking, corporate behemoths and the economics of social networking. This is economic warfare being played out now, and the casualties of this cyber warfare are increasing; the stress meter is rising in those affected by this callous and vicious approach to our basic right to communicate with others. The number of people affected is increasing faster than Moore’s Law. There are fault lines and cracks appearing around the globe, and this is not only contained to activity surrounding plate tectonics, or the Pacific Ring of Fire! If you would like to know more about seismic effects on the earth from a scientific viewpoint, this article in the Geology Times is a worthwhile read: (“A stress meter for fault zones”).

Humanity and our existence is being threatened by power hungry despots … By the year 2004 the exponential acceleration of the world’s processes of integrated circuitry defied even “Moore’s Law” … the world’s financial system, the whole basis of current economic thinking is being shaken to the very magma of the Earth’s core. Massive concentrated beams of electricity fired at our ionosphere using the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI) and other instruments, such as a VHF and a UHF radar, a fluxgate magnetometer, a digisonde and an induction magnetometer, are areas that need exposition… Humanity is being subjected to giant undisclosed experiments essentially being run by “United States Air Force & BAE Systems Inc.”… and as human beings affected by these instruments of science in more ways than is being disclosed… we have a right to know!

Since the “Birth of Facebook” in February 2004, the reverberations and ripples of terrorism enveloped in the cyber earthquakes happening in our world, caused by the selfish trolls that skulk in the corridors of their legislative labyrinths are spreading exponentially in a frenzied power grab… in December of the same year a huge earthquake, and ensuing tsunami reverberated across the Pacific Ocean destroying livelihoods and homes in many countries, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead and unaccounted for. There are many articles that focus on this escalating phenomenon and I urge you to read widely… here’s one such article in the “History of Earthquakes causing Tsunamis. Please take a closer look at the parameters, specifics and resultant effects of the most recent catastrophe in “Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami of March 2011. Of further interest is the request made by the Japanese Government (via its space agency JAXA) for the activation of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, thus allowing diverse satellite imagery of affected regions to be readily shared with rescue and aid organisations.

Whether or not you choose to involve yourself, you have at least found this blog article and either read this far or skimmed to the bottom… And I urge you to do your own research, learn more, and take an active interest in the world you inhabit. As human beings, sharing this planet, we have a basic right to global communicating, sharing and caring… and it is entirely selfish to think otherwise. Those who are not prepared to share and create a positive difference for all of humanity are evil tyrants, dictators, trolls, and power worshipers… Humanity and the human race must survive and fight this persecution and tyranny.

And you must make a choice… NOW!

James With
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