Trump supporter? – May I have a word …

Well, as a supporter of Trump you endorse his doings, right? Right!

Broadcasted interviews show people stating “give the man a chance”, or “he is doing a fabulous job”.

Naturally, these people are entitled to their opinion/belief/behavior.

So am I.

As such, I would like to question the legitimacy of some of his actions.

Start with the “less important” ones: his declaration of war on the planet.

It is no secret that he is clearly opposed to environmental protection and has publicly called climate change frequently a hoax in spite of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary (=delusion). Lately he made the incredibly wise decision to put a person in charge of the environmental PROTECTION agency, who is an outspoken opponent (enemy) of such protection. Prurit, Trump and their billionaire buddies are interested ONLY (like in “only America first”) in a few billion dollar desperately needed extra pocket money a few top executives will make. I very much doubt that any ordinary worker will see any benefits from this policy.

The agenda therefore is: Pollute as much as possible. Go and kill the planet – and in doing so the future of mankind.

But since he is such a wonderful guy, that is alright, right? Right!

http://time.com/4703569/trump-budget-epa-climate-change/
“We’re not spending money on that (-> environmental protection) anymore,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said during a press conference on Thursday. “We consider that to be a waste of your money.”

Trump’s delusional “vision” that climate change is just an invention of people, who want to slow down the economy (what exactly does that mean?) means, however, he and everybody who is supporting him endorses the goal to kill the future of the children, grandchildren, their children and grandchildren …… for countless generations to come. Right? Right!

If it were possible that you could choose to pollute “America FIRST AND ONLY” … I would say: go right ahead, be my guest.

Unfortunately, every 6-year old knows, that is not possible. All the dirt and dust you sanctioned to create will affect the entire planet = mankind as a whole. And NOBODY – not even Trump, who seems to think he is the ruler of the world – has any “right” to do that.

(and once things start to fall apart can do anything about it; his dirty Harry approach: “you do as I say or I blow your head off” does not work with mother earth)

What you are about to do WILL affect also my children and grandchildren. I don’t like that idea! If I get just half a chance, I will gladly pick up a gun and shoot Trump and his buddies. He has just converted me – and probably a LOT of other people on the planet – to “terrrosim”. Maybe he should send over one of his firing squads so that I can be “fired” (upon).

I am working in the field of medical care. And there is one thing I can assure you of.

In case of violation of the laws and rules of nature, this nature does NOT offer any mitigating factors, grace periods or other special treatment. Only certain punishment!

Right now mankind as a whole is for MOTHER earth something like the fleas on a dog. Its presence starts itching. And mother earth, or mother nature, WILL react to the violations of her laws and rules. No exceptions. It does not matter what any of those top idiots like Trump, Xi, Putin etc. say. Or what YOU, the Trump supporter, wishes to do or see to happen.

So .. MOTHER earth WILL give the naughty boy Trump and everybody else a little spanking. For sure. 100%. However, as opposed to the spanking administered by a basically loving mother, a “little” spanking by mother earth may easily wipe out our entire species. Unfortunately a lot of other species will be dragged along into hell. Who will take responsibility for that? Trump? You? Unlikely.

But that is alright, right? Right!

Fuck our children.

Fuck our grandchildren.

Fuck other countries / people.

Fuck the planet.

Fuck the future.

(to use the eloquence of American culture)

Trump will not be around to see this wonderful scenario, since he is already a delusional geriatric who will not live that much longer. I wonder how his currently 10-year old son will evaluate his father’s actions in 30 years.

How about you? If you live another 30 years and have grandchildren, how exactly will you justify your actions today to them, when coastal areas have flooded, vast areas turned into deserts, countless species become extinct and temperatures have soared so high, that crops will wither and cause billions of people to starve to death?

Problem: you cannot just go and buy a new planet in the convenience store at the corner once you have destroyed this one. In case you have not yet noticed: there is only ONE globe = habitat to many species. Humans are just one of the many and definitely depend on many other species.

Or does that not concern you, since you are living in this “great” country America, where the (so-called?) laws of nature have been abolished by presidential order and thus do not apply.

No need to explain anything.

No need to worry about anything.

Right? Right!

Do the people standing behind Trump and cheering him on really/earnest believe, they can get away with this? Unbelievable.

I remember asking my father when I was young, why he did not do anything to stop Hitler and his insane policies at that time.

Now I dread the time when my children and grandchildren will question my actions in relation to the global climate. I am trying very hard NOT to be a burden on the planet.

How about you? What are YOU going to tell your children?

But who cares, right? Right!

There is so much RIGHT here, it seems Trump supporters voluntarily limit their field of vision to a very narrow strip of the right-sided field of vision of the right eye only. Naturally, that makes is difficult to see the “big picture”.

Please forgive me rambling around like this, but this is something I wanted to say. There are MANY things more I would like to say, but I leave it at this for the moment. Even if there may not be any next time.

Einstein once said:

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

 

 

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国税庁も人種差別する

私は紛れもなく外国人だ。正式の名前 - 自国の正式な書類に記載されている形 - はThomas Blasejewicz だ。これをカタカナにすると:「トーマス ブラーゼイェーヴィッツ」になる。二本は名前と姓が逆から、よく「ブラーゼイェーヴィッツ トーマス」と言う形が要求される。

先日初めて国税庁のHPで確定申告をしようとした。しかし、私の名前は受け付けない。
「名」と「姓」を記入する所には全角カタカナと全角漢字→最大10文字までの入力が要求される。
問題は後者「姓」を最大全角漢字10文字まで記入する。
私の名前は漢字使わない=使えない。
カタカナ表記は長すぎるから=使えない。
全角アルファベットも長すぎるから=使えない。
その所は空欄も許されない。
現在のコンピューター技術で「10文字しか処理できない」と言う言い訳は極めて信じがたい!

要するに私は人間ではなく、宇宙から襲来した化け物=エイリエン(今まで外国人登録証明書に記載されていた名称)だ。
国税庁は漢字の名前を持っている人しか付き合わないのか。
もしそうであれば、私は税金払わなくていいのではないでしょうか。

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放浪職人

昨夜(深夜)でBSテレビでドイツの「マイスター制度」の中で行われている「放浪職人」の話がでた。全部は見なかったが、大いに賛同できる部分があった。
中世時代から受け継がれいる制度では職人になりたい人は先ず地元の親方で数年の見習い期間で基本を学ぶ。その後(最近そのような風習は大分少なくなったがそれなり伝わっている)「放浪職人」になり、地元の親方から離れ、徒歩で方々歩き回り、一定の仕来りに従いながら国中で複数の他の親方で暫く見習いになり、更に放浪を続く。国境を越えイタリア、ハンガリーなどにも回る。その際言葉通じない筈(!)ですが、職人の手法を見れば分かるから・・大丈夫。
数年にわたる放浪期間の間数千キロを歩くらしい。昔はこれがマイスター試験を受けられる条件だったそうです。
番組に出た若者の一人はある町の親方に訪れ、その親方も放浪職人を受け入れたのは始めただそうです。でもその親方は:「方々で他の親方を歩き回る見習いが来ると今まで見たことのない技術やアイディアに出会うから、私も大変勉強になるから感謝します。」

これこそ日本人鍼灸師に見て欲しかった!!!

外国人(鍼灸)見学希望者=放浪職人は迷惑な野蛮人ではない。見学者と親方=先生が互いの知識/技術を発展させるチャンスを生み出す組み合わせです。お金と違って、知識は分ける事によって増える。

残念ながら真ともな日本語のページはないが、ドイツ語と英語のページある。参考まで:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderjahre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeyman_years

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Translators – resist

Trump (I believe that person does not deserve any honorific or title), a self-declared enemy of freedom, is “all over the place”, intentionally driving the world into chaos and towards destruction. Eventually his arrogant and self-centered behavior = he “trumples”over everthing and everybody, will adversely affect everybody who is not a fat, rich, white man living in the States.
And there is probably not much a few translators can do about it.

But …
since it is now “America first”, maybe the translator’s community can come together and boycott jobs coming from the USA and/or American companies, so that those companies that a currently heavily “outsourcing” much of their work to those “dirty foreign people” who should be slaves in the first place, will have to rely more on “American only” resources. Requiring them to pay their “personnel” rates compatible with survival in the States and not the “peanuts” they offer on their slave markets.
I wrote about those before: e.g., Wagner Consulting International which offers 0.03 USD/word, which is WAY below any international standard and even cheaper than India based companies or TransPerfect. I would not be surprised, if Trump has his fingers in those businesses too.
I VERY MUCH doubt, that an ordinary American translator would/could work for 0.03 USD.

So … what would happen, if Trump has to rely on translations = which ARE indispensible in numerous industries ONLY on those that are made IN America by white (male) translators? After all, if a translator from any arabic country would translate something, s/he might be planning/coordinating a terror attack his bombastity Trump.
Manpower will not meet the demand, quality might suffer when people are forced to work on unfamiliar materials, prices will soar because salaries/rates in the USA are most likely MUCH higher than what is paid to “ordinary” translators.

This *** might *** give Trump a hint. But then again, since he is pathologically delusional, he would/could not acknowledge that snow is white, even if he were left in the middle of an ice field in the antarctic.

“Translator resistance” –  a stupid idea of mine. I am well aware, that many translator simply cannot afford to recline work. I am one of those myself!!! But, this could be the minimal contribution translators might be able to make to the just started battle for freedom.
I myself will commit to this cause to the best of my abilities.
I would be “outrageously happy” (to speak with Linus), if anybody would actually feel it worthwhile to join me.
Thank you.

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まちづくり協会 ー お話

町そのものではなく「町づくり協会」から「お話を聞かせて下さい」と頼まれました。
町の広報にも載せない、場所が小さいため、余り知られたくないようで、
秘密集会のような印象を受けました。

それでも罪を犯して、その情報ここで漏洩します。
今週金曜日(2/10)14:00-16:00、図書館二階。
「通常」の話を聞きたいらしい:「何で来日したでしょうか。」

そのような話は私の「自伝」にもありますが・・・
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/434933

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America first

THATs the big story these days, right?
Wrong.
I wrote about this several times before:
https://nyuwa.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/trek-bontrager-tlr-wheels-quality/
https://nyuwa.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/chinese-quality-fight-back/
https://nyuwa.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/trek-bikes-quality-2/
https://nyuwa.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/trek-bikes-quality/

• Trek has ALWAYS refused to answer my question, whether their parts are “Made in China” – which I think is very likely.
• As such, I have to assume as a customer, Trek’s parts are “Made in America”.
• And they have proven to be a “piece of s**t”
• If they are sold as an America product, but actually made in China … isn’t this then fraud, or at least deception?
• Maybe Trump’s “Ministry of Truth” has some “alternative facts” on this issue …

If his bombastity Trump wants to “make America great” with the quality of its current products … “no way” (to speak with trump).
After what I have seen with the product from an American company boasting to produce
“the best bicycles / bicycle parts in the world” it will be AMERICA LAST – from here to the end.

As a customer I would never again VOLUNTEER to buy anything “Made in America”.
Maybe if one of Trump’s goon puts a gun to my head?

In fact, I thought very hard and still cannot think of ANY product, where I would look for something “Made in America”.

So much for America first.

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町づくりと東洋医学

葉山町役場に「町民の意見」を募集する箱を置いてある。町長や町議会に伝えたい事あれば=意見、
そこに投函する事出来る。
先日大分前から考えた「意見」を表明した。お返事は期待していなが・・・
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- 町づくりと東洋医学 -
題名の繋がりは通常連想されるものではないでしょう。
しかし、東洋医学は二千年余りの間に蓄積された東洋の知恵の宝庫でもあり、日本では過去千五百年の間国民の健康維持に貢献して来ました。そして一般人は勘違いする傾向があります:東洋「医学」と名づけられているものは「医学(あくまで現代用語)」に関するものだと思われるでしょう。
東洋医学は東洋全体の思想や概念の一部であり、この地域の出来事、統治、生活、指導(現代風:教育)などに合った知恵で人々の暮らしを助けようとするものです。
町づくりとの関係は、「町」も絶えず変化する一種の生態系だと考えれば見えてくるでしょう。

そのような立場から現在この町に28年住んでいる私はこの町=生態系が大いに病んでいると思います。小生は日本人が自分の素晴らしい文化、歴史、伝統をもう少し大切にし、何世紀の間に築きあげられた知恵を町づくりに応用される事を心から願っています。

無論、私は無知な南蛮人に過ぎませんので、日本の遺産の良さを伝えたり、薦めたりするのは日本人が適任でしょう。本来私は論ずるものでもありませんが、「医」の意味を僅かに触れたいと思います。医→つまり医者/医療に関して「説文解字」(世界初の漢字字典)にある:「医は病を治す工である」が大好きな定義です。医は経験と知恵を利用している職人技です。
又、「医」に携わる人なら、現代では通常「先生」と呼ばれます。通常日本語では「先に生まれた」のような見方されることは多いでしょうが、個人的に「先に生きる」と考えています。先生はそれについている「生徒」に対して模範を示す者だと信じたい。
その職業のランクについて広辞苑が次の文章を掲載しています:「上医は国を医(いや)す[国語晋語八] ;優れた医者は国の疾病である戦乱や弊風を治め除くもので、個人の病気を治すのはその次であるということ。」正に医は町づくりに関わるべき者と示唆しています。
「上医」を理解するには「中医」と「下医」と比較する必要あります:
「上医は国を医し、中医は人を医し、下医は病を医す」とあります。あるいは:

上医は、いまだ病まざる病を医し、

中医は、病まんと欲するの病を医し、

下医は、すでに病める病を医す。

今まで出会った人の内上記のお話が殆ど何方も知らない事何時もとても不思議に思います。

是非、この町の「健康=町づくり」を優れている先生(⇒先に生きる→模範を示す存在)に指導(⇒町の「手をとって」進むべき道を一寸程でも案内=導く)して頂けましたら多くの人にとって有益であることを信じます。

以上飽くまでも小生の個人的な意見です。
トーマス鍼灸院
Thomas Blasejewicz

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