Saturday, November 21, 2015

Jesus Says, "No Refugee Monkeys to My House!"


Monday, November 9, 2015

Mature Rock Club: a Pandora Station




Station Link: http://www.pandora.com/station/play/2384084906898078383


Flatt & Scruggs                             John Hartford

Old Crow Medicine Show            Chubby Wise

Doc Watson                                  The Osbourne Brothers

Earl Scruggs                                 Alison Krauss

Town Mountain                            Tony Furtado

Bruce Cockburn                            The Wailin' Jennys

The Steeldrivers                            Tony Rice

Blue Highway                               Pert Near Sandstone

Bonnie Rideout                             Atlantic Wave

The Dubliners                               Gaelic Storm

Altan                                             The Bothy Band

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Planxty                                          The Boys Of The Lough

Cherish the Ladies                        Kevin Burke

William Coulter & Friends           The Pogues
Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy

Mark Arrington                            The Devil Makes Three

Wolfe Tones                                 Celtic Fiddle Festival

The Pogues & The Dubliners       The High Kings

Sarah Jarosz                                  Cosy Sheridan

Madeleine Peyroux                       Lyle Lovett

Imelda May                                   Parov Stelar

Andrew Bird's Bowl Of Fire         Solace & Fury

Caro Emerald                                 Mirah

The Pierces                                    Dirt Daubers
Skittish                                          Eilen Jewell
Good Lovelies                               Clare Fader

Katzenjammer                               Squirrel Nut Zippers

The Klezmatics




Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Preventing Playground Bullying



My family took our son out of public school partly because of bullying.  Honestly, there was at least two parties in the wrong; the most important one was that of the adult teacher on playground duty that refused to teach kids proper educate in play.  Sorry, no thank you.  Our child doesn’t need an education in the school of hard knocks.



Kids aren’t born knowing how to play, but even ducklings look to their mother for guidance in everything.  Children are born as wild animals, and therefore we must teach children to play correctly through guided play.



This creates the idea of a new job, modern playground supervisors, almost like the recess monitors of the past, but this time, differently, college should provide education and certification for teachers that are supposed to teach kids how to play.

We need paid teachers to teach kids how to play on the playground.  Different from teaching physical education, we also need kids to run around in play, all the while teaching skills such as conflict resolution.




The teaching that our son needs to be educated in the ins and outs of bullying through receiving a mental beating on the playground, as a part of his time that he spends in grade school is false.  The knowledge of how to play in a civilized way isn’t innate.  In the best scenario, we must teach playtime education.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Doctor Prescribe Opiates – Addictive as Cigarettes


Quitting opiates is as hard as quitting cigarettes.  The opiates that doctors offer you are addictive as smoking cigarettes.  Heroin is the most addictive drug according to this:


Nicotine comes in a number 3:



Doctors aren’t perfect.  Many times doctors get people hooked, especially on nasty things. You may be surprised, but in years past doctors used to recommend smoking.  Today, I suggest that offering the opiates in question is as if a doctor offered you cigarettes in order to help you relax.  No doctor in his/her right mind would prescribe cigarettes!   



Luckily, there is hope for smokers because smoking is on the decline in the USA .  Doctors need to be on board to stop prescribing so many opiates, because many of us know that once addicted to narcotic painkillers, the next step – heroin – couldn’t be worse.  Opiates should only be used in the most extreme cases, such as chronic pain.



It is time for America to tackle the opiate gorilla too.  It starts with doctors being smart about prescription drugs.  Any former smoker will tell you that quitting cigarettes is one of the hardest doable things, and yet doctors recommended them at one time.  I have quit smoking myself, and for me it took both the patch and the gum.  This subject is in another blog article of mine.

Help for smokers:


America’s mass smoking cessation is most certainly a result of taxes on cigarettes.  I have no problem with this, as it reduces smoking.  It helps to create a healthier America.  The following New York Times blog article shows that smoking is at all time lows.  It is not a 2015 article, but I gamble that it is lower now in 2015 than it was in 2013:





Sunday, August 30, 2015

Giving Up Music and Software Piracy

The other day I started throwing out unlicensed software and torrents with full discographies of various bands burned on to DVDs because in a discussion with a Rabbi, as this is what he advised me to do, and as opposed to just not downloading anymore, and enjoying what I have (no longer).

This was the advice of Rabbi Yisroel Cotlar for
 Chabad.org 
- You can be careful about it in the future. 
- You can spread awareness to others.
- You can erase files of music that you did obtain illegally 
- You can make a point of supporting the artists in the future




For some time, I had promised myself that I would not engage in software and music piracy, even before I found Pandora.com. Honestly, when I first heard of Pandora, I thought I was going to be majorly disappointed; however, now I think they are great!

With Pandora I feel like Gd has given me a multitude of blessings. And no, they, Pandora, don’t have all my favorite music, but they do have a lot, and especially they do have enough! (I am a huge consumer of music)



This actually made today’s next step easier; today I threw out hundreds of pirated cds. Some of them I cherished, but many of them would have disappointed me if I bought them. However, before today, yesterday to be precise, I wanted to listen to music while on my way to play MTG (Magic the Gathering). This became a problem for me as I told myself I would give one last listen to a Flower Kings cd on my way to the store, and then when I got home, I would throw it out.




Well that last pirated cd; well guess what, I wouldn’t work in the player, so I had to switch it out with a purchased cd! Imagine that, a miracle of Hashem! Being the religious geek that I am, I was glad that the player wouldn’t play the pirated cd, as it was a way to break the melancholy of giving up something loved. So instead, I popped in my personally purchased Niacin cd (with Dennis Chambers and Billy Sheehan), and listened to it, before bringing the cd notebook holder inside order to fill with music that was personally purchased, or gifted.




Don’t get me wrong, while I have thrown out hundreds of discs, I have yet to fully purge all my music; that I am here today is thanks to Gd’s mercy, and may Gd reward me with much blissful music in the years to come for following His Law!  I will probably get around to destroying all I have pirated someday, but now it is enough to get rid of many with the intent of completely erasing the history of my piracy altogether.




I can rest today knowing that I have done some good deeds. There is no need to be a zealot over this, but I feel Shalom in the home knowing that I have done a good thing, and by doing so, I will be serving my son and family by being a good example, and hopefully, I will be helping bands and the music industry get the money they deserve.  Maybe I will get more rewards from Gd for my works in return.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Making Universal Healthcare Work with Minimal Resources



I suggest that there are two types of patient; the problem patient and the compliant patient.
One thing the USA must reckon with is that with universal care, it becomes harder to ensure everyone gets served.  Everyone who wants healthcare, be it an extension of Medicare, Obamacare, or something like MassHealth wants everyone to be served.  However, if we have universal coverage, then we face the problem of burned out healthcare workers.  For example, in the instance of heroin overdoses, everyone either should want, or actually wants for that person to be served, but the problem is that there are limited resources.  For example, there may not be enough ambulances.
So here is my suggestion:  we keep universal care, but create a two tier system.
One tier would be the medication compliant patients that demonstrate effort in trying to get better.
The other tier would consist of patients that refused medication; those that make no compliance effort of trying to follow a treatment plan in order to get better.
The reason for this two tier plan is so that for example, repeat narcotic abusers who overdose may have to wait longer in order to get served, because they would be a second tier problem patient.  Nobody wants to see anyone die for any reason, but the healthcare community owes it to its clients to treat the people who actually want treatment first.
Also, I suggest that these two healthcare tiers should not be made permanent.
If someone decides to quit their medications against doctor advice, this should transfer them from the compliant tier to the non-compliant tier.
Differently, if someone wants to improve their medical rating, they should also have the chance of proving that they are fully medically compliant or want to be fully compliant, such that they have the right to be among those to be served first.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hatred of Power: Similarity of Frustrated Americans to Bin Laden

Has the anti-corporate American tribe ever stopped to analyze how similar they are philosophically to Osama Bin Laden? Many have joined the ranks of folks that are angry at the power of Corporate America; be they the Occupy group, Muslims, especially those in the USA, possibly even the majority of citizens, that feel disenfranchised, especially by the oligarchy.

Collectively, people demand $15 an hour, and started the Occupy Wall Street that led to so many arrests, protests everywhere but differently 9-11 united us. And, don't forget the protests following the Occupy movement. It makes more sense to me that those that denigrate corporate America would champion Osama Bin Laden, stamping on and cursing the dirt of the most capitalist buildings in the world, the twin towers, also known as the World Trade Center.


I would find it interesting to see how the Occupy NYC group would have behaved in response to September 11th. Imagine protesters everywhere on the street cursing capitalism with all their hearts, and then come the planes flying into the World Trade Center. I guess that I'll never know what that response would be.

Basically, we can know that 9-11 was an issue of power and not capitalism because Mohammed, himself, was a capitalist.  We had the power to carve up the Arabian Peninsula, and despite the anger of the natives, we did it anyway.  The anger was specifically spite that in 1921 there was a Conference where the West carved up the Arabian Peninsula without regard for the Arabs. Of course that was offensive to Muslims not only because the Qu'ran calls for Islamic gov't, but also because any nation would want to be sovereign in their homeland. The same thinking is essentially what led USA to revolution, meaning we didn't want to be colonies of Britain. We wanted our own leadership.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Toll of Science Research to the Environment



Most environmentalists probably cause greater damage by merely driving [car carbon emissions] to work on a daily basis than they would do if they merely sat at home and collected a free check, such as SSI. And, really if we think about it, driving a car to work is really just a drop in the bucket of the carbon footprint for environmental researchers. This is reason to be careful when hiring folks for such jobs, as we don’t want to hire hypocrites. We should think that at a bare minimum even one environment researcher should be able to cause a positive net improvement to the environment. Breaking even should start with environmentalists as role models, as already we know most of us are not breaking even.

Granted, tax payers are going to need to fund research, and one does not break even on a whim. We need to fund people so that their research may show us a way to break even. However, it is not as if there aren’t already enough ideas out there. We need to put these ideas to work, and refine them, not only so that they are profitable, but also primarily that one day we will cohabitate with nature without destroying it.

Don’t get me wrong, I like many environmentalists, but this is a call to bring government funded research under greater scrutiny. The role of environmentalists may be prominent in saving the word from future dystopias such as overpopulation, carbon pollution, depletion of fish from oceans, and renewable energy sources.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Plants Can Do That?

The Prophets predicted that the in the era of Mashiach plants would sprout amazing things like clothes.  This is how:

DNA is something that both plants and animals have in common, and that if given the proper machinery can make almost anything relative to life.  The idea is to make plant DNA code in an orderly way for what we need.  Could we develop plants that make shirts? – Absolutely, and especially in a controlled environment.  The key would be to manipulate select plants spatially in their growth, such as the logistics of size and placement, and then also genetically alter their flower designs to get the right stuff.  The way to start would be with easier weaves, and then progress to smaller and tighter fit weaves similar to the way hard discs of lower information capacity came first before smaller and smaller hardware came.



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tidal Power an Awesome Renewable Energy



Below is a reply from Congressman Keating to me on the subject of tidal power and alternative energy:

From: Representative William Keating

To: Me

May 21, 2015

Dear Mr. Hamilton,

Thank you for contacting me regarding alternative sources of energy. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue, and I welcome the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

The Ninth Congressional District of Massachusetts is known for its natural treasures — from the Cape Cod National Seashore to Buzzards Bay — and it is imperative that they be preserved for future generations. Investing in alternative sources of energy, such as wind, solar, and tidal energy, is essential to ensure that these fragile natural resources are protected.

As you may know, in 2014, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Massachusetts as the top state for energy efficiency policies and programs for the fourth year in a row. The Commonwealth has set a goal of developing 2,000MW of wind energy by 2020. In order to achieve this, we must expand our development offshore. To that end, the first auction for lease of two formal wind energy areas off the coast of New England was held by the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management during the summer of 2013. A second auction in January 2015 for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area south of Martha's Vineyard led to the lease of two areas for wind energy development. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the leased areas have the potential to provide power to over 700,000 residences. This successful auction marked the fifth competitive lease award in the Atlantic Ocean.

Southeastern Massachusetts is prepared to emerge as a leader in the full spectrum of renewable energy cultivation – from design and construction of components to assembly and maintenance, both on and offshore. As a nation, we have an opportunity to become a global leader in our efforts to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels and promote these alternative energy sources. By focusing our investments on renewable resources, we not only protect our environment, but we also have the opportunity to support new industries, new jobs and innovative small businesses that are developing natural energy sources.

One of the many steps we can take to begin a shift in our energy policy is eliminating costly and ineffective oil and gas subsidies, and instead putting those resources toward renewable energy research and development. I have consistently supported efforts to eliminate subsidies for Big Oil and invest these savings in promoting clean technologies and building an able workforce. Additionally, we must work to ensure the continuation of the Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit, which is critical to supporting emerging clean energy industries and creating new jobs across the Ninth District.

These alternate energy initiatives affect our local community in a unique way, and I will continue to monitor the progress of alternative sources of energy. While I do not sit on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, please be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind should legislation related to this issue come before the full House of Representatives for a vote.


Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future regarding this or any other matter of concern. Additionally, you may find my website (www.keating.house.gov) to be a useful resource for keeping up with my work in Washington and the Ninth District of Massachusetts. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Sincerely,

Bill Keating
Member of Congress






Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Simple, Easy to Verify 7 Year Bible Pattern Predicts Major Recession Starts September 2015

Unlike most doom and gloom prophets, I am not selling a product.  This 100 % free blog is the product.  There is nothing I am selling but the truth, and I have made the truth 100% free.

What do these 7 years: 2015, 2008, 2001, 1994, 1987, 1980, and 1973 have in common?  Not only are these are all years of financial insecurity, but they also follow a pattern such that they are all spaced precisely 7 years apart according to the Sabbatical [shmita in Hebrew] year Bible  pattern!
The pattern is 
2015 - 7 = 2008
2008 - 7 = 2001
2001 - 7 = 1994
1994 - 7 = 1987
1987 - 7 = 1980
1980 - 7 = 1973

Given this pattern, this year [2015], the 7th year, will cause financial problems before the end of 2015.  THIS MIGHT HAPPENED ALREADY.  2015 HAS ALREADY SUFFERED THE GREATEST 1 DAY LOSS IN THE HISTORY.  This means that there are TERRIBLE THINGS likely to happen to financial markets before the end of 2015! 

Never before has the stock market increased 7 years in a row! - verify here - 

The Significance of Seven in the Bible:
In Judaism, 7 is a very important number.
For example, a Menorah has 7 candles.
There are 7 days to a week.
The Sabbath is on the 7th day of the week.
7 is a very important number in Kabbalah. - feel free to Google that one
The Sabbatical year occurs once every 7 years.  In the case of our simple and easily verifiable Bible pattern, it is the Sabbatical that is most important. 
In the Bible, debts are released at the end of the Sabbatical year (Deuteronomy 15:2).
According to the Hebrew calendar, this Sabbatical year is 5775, which is 2015 of the Gregorian calendar.  Feel free to verify that according to the Hebrew Calendar this is the year 5775.
What usually happens in the 7th year is that debts may sometimes be hard to forgive and that is what seems throw the economy into a tailspin.  Without another bailout, I don't know how we can do it.  It can be difficult to forgive debt, which results in recession.
  
Please feel free to verify that 2015 is the year Hebrew year 5775 and that 5775 / 7 = 825, meaning this is the 825th Sabbatical year.

Already, the Dow Jones this quarter is trending negative.

However, if it happens, and believe me I hope the markets don't collapse, these dates below are when the bovine feces will really start to hit the fan, as these are the dates when it comes time to forgive all debts according to the laws of the Sabbatical year. from the 1917 JPS translation Deuteronomy 15:1-2  "(1) At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. (2) And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he hath lent unto his neighbour; he shall not exact it of his neighbour and his brother; because YHWH'S release hath been proclaimed."  Rosh Hashanah is the date for the beginning of the Jewish New Year:
  1. Rosh Hashanah 2015 begins in the evening of
    Sunday, September 13
    and ends in the evening of
    Tuesday, September 15

The Sabbatical of the Great Recession:

Let me illustrate: it is now 2015 according to the Gregorian calendar, a Sabbatical year, the 825th Sabbatical, and financial markets are already showing signs of correction. The pattern is as such, by subtracting 7 years from 2015, as the Sabbatical occurs every 7 years; we end up with the last financial crisis, the Great Recession of 2008.

2015 - 7 = 2008, the 824th Sabbatical and a year of recession, the Great Recession to be precise.

The Sabbatical of the September 11th Attacks:
A 3rd example of this market recession pattern is the “Early 2000s recession” that lasted from March 2001–Nov 2001.

2008 – 7 = 2001, the 823rd Sabbatical year, and a year of recession due to the September 11th attacks and the Dot-com bubble.




And:
A 4th example of financial difficulty similar to this pattern was a bond market selloff of 1994.
2001 - 7 = 1994, the 822nd Sabbatical year, where there was a bond market selloff.

The Sabbatical of Black Monday:
A 5th example is Black Monday (1987), where there was a historical stock market crash in the year 1987.

1994 - 7 = 1987, the 821st Sabbatical year, and a period of market instability

The Sabbatical of the 1979 Energy Crisis:
A 6th example is the “1980 recession” attributed to the 1979 Energy Crisis that lasted from Jan–July 1980. 

1987 - 7 = 1980, the 820th Sabbatical year, and a year of recession.

And:
A 7th example is the “1973–75 recession” that lasted from Nov 1973 – Mar 1975 and was caused by the 1973 Oil Crisis. 1980 – 7 = 1973 yet another number divisible by 7 that follows the pattern of Sabbatical years; the 819th Sabbatical year.

Recession Predictions Are For September 2015 because according to the Bible, debts are forgiven at the end of the Sabbatical year:

Please note: The Hebrew calendar does not begin January 1st. The Hebrew year begins in September with Rosh Hashanah in the month of Tishri.  The full recession may start a little bit later if folks refuse a bailout.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Nuclear Weapon Danger

What happens if a USA President elected legally through the system turns renegade? Ever hear of a liar getting elected? Think a liar can’t get elected?

If we don’t believe that our politicians are honest, then I think we should feel some insecurity about them if they wield nuclear weapons. Yeah, I believe we are safe with President Barrack Obama in office, but what is to say the next President won’t be a lunatic? Can we believe what our politicians tell us when they run for office? Let's not have a false sense of security; one day everything may be peaceful, and the next, the game changes when someone sets off one of these nukes for personal reasons.

Nukes are just like guns, and I think the people who are most likely to get hurt by them are their owners. This is a fact: if states own nuclear bombs, then it is highly likely that eventually they will be used. Thus, France’s and Great Britain’s nuclear arsenal are absolutely a threat. Thus, the USA’s nuclear weapons are absolutely a threat. All nuclear weapons are a threat!  They are built to inspire fear to enemies, such that they feel THREATENED into submission.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Seven Year Verifiable Bible Pattern Predicts Coming Financial Instability For 2015

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The Significance of Seven in the Bible:
In Judaism, 7 is a very important number.
For example, a Menorah has 7 candles.
 
There are 7 days to a week.
The Sabbath is on the 7th day.
The Sabbatical year occurs 1 in every 7 years.
In the Bible, debts are released in the 7th year (Deuteronomy 15:2).
According to this calendar 5775 (2015) is a Sabbatical.  Please note, that according to the Hebrew Calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_calendar) this is the year 5775.  At the end of a Sabbatical year debts are forgiven.  This is where the problem starts because it can be difficult to forgive debt, which results in recession.
The financial difficulties the USA has been through show a trend to be true counting 7 Sabbaticals in a row; 2015, 2008, 2001, 1994, 1987, 1980, 1973.  
Please verify that 2015 is the year Hebrew year 5775 and that 5775 / 7 = 825, meaning this is the 825th Sabbatical year since the beginning.

The Sabbatical of the Great Recession:
Let me illustrate: it is now 2015 according to the Gregorian calendar, a Sabbatical year, the 825th Sabbatical, and financial markets are already showing signs of correction. The pattern is as such, by subtracting 7 years from 2015, as the Sabbatical occurs every 7 years; we end up with the last financial crisis, the Great Recession of 2008.

2015 - 7 = 2008, the 824th Sabbatical and a year of recession, the Great Recession to be precise.

The Sabbatical of the September 11th Attacks:
A 3rd example of this market recession pattern is the “Early 2000s recession” that lasted from March 2001–Nov 2001.

2008 – 7 = 2001, the 823rd Sabbatical year, and a year of recession due to the September 11th attacks and the Dot-com bubble.

And:
A 4th example of financial difficulty similar to this pattern was a bond market selloff of 1994.
2001 - 7 = 1994, the 822nd Sabbatical year, where there was a bond market selloff.

The Sabbatical of Black Monday:
A 5th example is Black Monday (1987), where there was a historical stock market crash in the year 1987.

1994 - 7 = 1987, the 821st Sabbatical year, and a period of market instability

The Sabbatical of the 1979 Energy Crisis:
A 6th example is the “1980 recession” attributed to the 1979 Energy Crisis that lasted from Jan–July 1980.

1987 - 7 = 1980, the 820th Sabbatical year, and a year of recession.

And:
A 7th example is the “1973–75 recession” that lasted from Nov 1973 – Mar 1975 and was caused by the 1973 Oil Crisis. 1980 – 7 = 1973 yet another number divisible by 7 that follows the pattern of Sabbatical years.

Predictions for March or September:
The Hebrew calendar does not begin January 1st. The Hebrew year begins in September with Rosh Hashanah in the month of Tishri. Nissan, which is March - April, is also a suggested date of when the universe was created.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Maelstroms of Non-Absolute Time Progression

“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
Albert Einstein

Differently, I say that time may be mostly absolute but that it is subject to mixing currents similar to electrical noise, such that Einstein is only partially correct.

I believe that time progresses as a chronological vector like the predominant tidal currents of the sea or wind. The greater vector, near absolute time, overcomes lesser currents of time, moving us forward in perceivable and measurable ripples of the universe's grand oxidation and reduction scenarios.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Transient Physics of The Evolving Universe


Ask yourself these two questions:

1.  It is well known now that the universe is expanding.  Please Google something like, "Expanding universe," if there is any doubt as to the authenticity of this claim.  Consider that as the universe changes size, will its expansion cause physical laws to evolve, such that a universe’s physical laws are impermanent and in need continual reevaluation?


2.  This may not seem obvious at first, but when asking: Do scientists claim that the laws of our universe existed prior to its creation? hopefully it should become clearer.

Physical laws, which govern our universe are not absolute because they had to have evolved as the universe chronologically expands from nothing.  This currently means that at this time different equations for calculations are used, actual equations verifiable through data, that are size dependant, as one cannot use an equation for the large when calculating the physics of the very small (involving quantum physics), nor can they calculate the converse, very small for very large; and what's more it is currently impossible to calculate both big things and very small things together in the same equation!  The laws of the physical universe often depend upon dimensions, but yet the dimensions of the universe are continually changing!

Therefore, I suggest that the explanation for the mathematical discrepancies between the physics of the large and quantum reality (physics of the small.) are actually both transient, such that constants must be added that adjust for discrepancies.  

As a religionist my thought is that as we enter the age of Moshiach, the physical laws the govern the universe will continue toward perfection and ease of use, such that one day we will have a confluent mathematical system for all calculations both large and very small.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

More Financial Instability for 2015 Predicted Via 7 Sabbaticals

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In Judaism, the number 7 is very important. The Menorah in Torah has 7 candles. There are 7 days to each week, with Shabbat on the 7th day. The Sabbatical year, which for Jews occurs 1 in every 7 years, has often been a difficult year for financial markets.  The financial difficulties the USA has been through show this trend to be true counting 7 Sabbaticals in a row; 2015, 2008, 2001, 1994, 1987, 1980, 1973.

In the Bible, the command to release debts in the seventh year is in Deuteronomy 15:2.

For Orthodox Jews, this is the year 5775.  It is also a Sabbatical year, where according to the Bible at the end of this year debts are to be forgiven. That is 5775 / 7 = 825, meaning this is the 825th Sabbatical year since the beginning of creation.  Also, please take note; the Hebrew calendar does not begin January 1st. The Hebrew year begins in September with Rosh Hashanah in the month of Tishri.  Nissan, which is March - April, is also a suggested date of when the universe was created.

2015 is already following the Sabbatical year pattern financial difficulties.  It is already my first example, and since August of 2014 the market has shown increased instability, where September was the time of Rosh Hashanah,  the date of the Jewish New Year’s 5775 beginning.

This does not mean that Jews are to blame for anything. The Sabbatical is Gd’s way. Gd is sovereign.  It is up to us to figure how to rule this world.  This just happens to be the way Gd makes us work.

Let me illustrate: it is now 2015 according to the Gregorian calendar, a Sabbatical year, the 825th Sabbatical, and financial markets are already showing signs of correction. The pattern is as such, by subtracting 7 years from 2015, as the Sabbatical occurs every 7 years; we end up with the last financial crisis, the Great Recession of 2008.
2015 - 7 = 2008, the 824th Sabbatical and a year of recession.

A 3rd example of this market recession pattern is the “Early 2000s recession” that lasted from March 2001–Nov 2001.
2008 – 7 = 2001, the 823rd Sabbatical year, and a year of recession.

A 4th example of financial difficulty similar to this pattern was a bond market selloff of 1994.
2001 - 7 = 1994, the 822nd Sabbatical year, where there was a bond market selloff.

A 5th example is Black Monday (1987), where there was a historical stock market crash in the year 1987.
1994 - 7 = 1987, the 821st Sabbatical year, and a period of market instability

A 6th example is the “1980 recession” that lasted from Jan–July 1980. 

1987 - 7 = 1980, the 820th Sabbatical year, and a year of recession.

A 7th example is the “1973–75 recession” that lasted from Nov 1973 – Mar 1975. 1980 – 7 = 1973 yet another number divisible by 7 that follows the pattern of Sabbatical years.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Genesis of New Matter and/or Space through Tzimtzum

Imagine a day where we could literally create more space, enlarging our planet so that food shortages and overpopulation are no longer a threat. How, I don't know; but it happened in the creation of the cosmos, and it continues to happen. The universe is expanding. What if we could control how it expands?

How did the matter of the cosmos first arise? This disproves the Law of Conservation of Mass. It must have arisen through the creation of new space, energy, and/or matter. My thinking is that if it arose once, then it should be possible to accomplish the expansion of new space and/or matter again, especially through the actions of humans if we get smart about it.

According to Lurianic Kabbalah, the first hint on how we can accomplish the genesis of new space occurs is in the Book of Genesis. In the Creation Week, G-d tells us that He causes the genesis of creation with “tzimtzum.” Tzimtzum is the Hebrew word for expansion, contraction, and/or separation, which may be how we can expand the universe. What works for Hashem also works for us: But only if we use the holy language. Any scientist seeking understanding should look to the creation account in Genesis. I would say it should be thought of as an inspired "How to" manual.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Combat Red Tides and Leave the Shellfish Alone

Eating shellfish has always been a bad idea. Clams and other shellfish feed on ocean crud thereby cleaning the water. If the ocean was a fish tank, then the shellfish would be the filters keeping the water safe from contaminants. Without the filter the tank grows too much bacteria. Filter feeders are essential because they filter, and when we diminish their numbers, the result is red tides when the clams can't keep up with polluting biological demand.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Predicting Recessions via the Sabbatical Year

In Judaism, the number 7 is very important. The Menorah in Torah has 7 candles. There are 7 days to each week, with Shabbat on the 7th day. The Sabbatical year, which for Jews occurs 1 in every 7 years, has often been a difficult year for financial markets. In the Bible, the command to release debts in the seventh year is in Deuteronomy (15:2).

For Orthodox Jews, this is the year 5775, and since it is a Sabbatical year, at the end of this year debts are to be forgiven. That is 5775 / 7 = 825, meaning this is the 825th Sabbatical year since the beginning of creation. Huh? Maybe there is something to these ancient teachings. Also, please take note; the Hebrew calendar does not begin January 1st. The Hebrew year begins with Rosh Hashanah.

This does not mean that Jews are to blame for anything. The Sabbatical is Gd’s. Gd is sovereign. This just happens to be the way Gd makes things work.

Let me illustrate: it is now 2015 according to the Gregorian Calendar, a Sabbatical year, and financial markets are already showing signs of correction. It does appear that this year will follow the established pattern. The pattern is as such, by subtracting 7 years from 2015, as the Sabbatical occurs every 7 years, we up with the last financial crisis, the Great Recession of 2008. Thus, 2015 - 7 = 2008, a year of recession.

A 3rd example of this market recession pattern is the “Early 2000s recession” that lasted from March 2001–Nov 2001. 2008 – 7 = 2001, a year of recession.

A 4th example is the “1980 recession” that lasted from Jan–July 1980. 2001 - ( 7 * 3 ) = 1980, a year of recession. Thus, it is not only on Sabbatical years that recessions can occur, and more importantly the Sabbatical year does not mandate recession.

A 5th example is the “1973–75 recession” that lasted from Nov 1973 – Mar 1975. 1980 – 7 = 1973 yet another number divisible by 7 that follows the pattern of Sabbatical years.

Friday, January 2, 2015

A New War to Wage – Obesity at Epidemic Proportions

It used to be that people died in battle. It is still that way.  However, the forms are changing.  Now, people are becoming more likely to die from overeating, such that we must wage war again, this time with a silent killer, obesity.
Obese bellies should be considered as having similarity to the unwanted tattoos the Nazis forced on the Jews during the Holocaust.  Obesity is not just killing, but it is maiming its victims.  The morbidity of obesity increases daily, and if it not stopped somehow, it may claim more lives than the Holocaust did.