He can get over the Alps

Except the Japanese Heidi hype (there is a Heidi theme park in Tōhoku) there seem to be no connection between Namazu and Switzerland. But if one digs in the ground, there is one. And that is exactely what Heidi did, she literally pulled the tail of the catfish. Nobody can tell if that experiment made the ground instable. Or better, more instable, Namazu visited Basel back in 1356. Now imagine what would happen if the seismic impulse that did hit Nothern Italy a few weeks ago continues. The African plate pushes Italy out of its way, „the Boot“ moves North by North West. If you follow that vector, you stand in front of Weiterlesen

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May the frog be with you…

The ability of the real Namazu to sense earthquakes reminds to the performance of the force above. Well, there are Jedi of many species and there are many animals with a 6th sense. What does Yoda remind to? Bingo, certain amphibians are the protagonists of a most strange phenomena back in 2009, a iwannabelieve article here. If it wasn’t mere chance, was it precognition? Prediction is the correct term, the classic oracles did read from nature, too. The effects mentioned in that article fit to a rather new theory. Tectonic activities mean friction of rock on rock already before the actual earthquake. If the rock contains quartz (rather probably, it’s the second most common mineral in the continental crust), the friction can generate a piezoelectric effect like used in lighters. The force is strong with earthquakes and so is the effect, but these disturbances of the force are hard to recognize in the most dynamic magnetic field of the earth. Just imagine you have to indentify the voice of a stranger at a big party. Do frogs know how the electromagnetic voice of earthquakes sound? Weiterlesen

1 Girl 1 Cup

Got cream for my tea?

Mama Monster strikes again, one of her tecups got sold for $ 14.600 for Japan, the whole story here. No, wait, there’s still some vital information missing, the better half is here. Now tell me: How much is it to ship a rubber bracelet including the envelope? Even without postage flatrate and quantity discount not more than $ 1.50 or $ 2 in the USA, I guess. You now it from eBay, small item, big shipping, bad romance. And even she did actally ship it deluxe, the postal services made profit from that and she had priceless promotion for the money of other people. Different day, same shit, the item she did donate now has an real value of… let’s say, $ 40. And what are the odds, her Asia tour starts next week. The benefit is bullshit, too. Why support guest students from Japan if there is still so much suffering in Japan? Many refugees still life in camps, many more have lost everything. Remember: A house in „the zone“ is not even worth a single Yen anymore. For the owner, mortgages are still valid, no insurance pays for that. The residents on Minamisoma are allowed to come back now, but in a ghost town. Short: This kind of charity sucks, rather make yourself a Namazu-e-shirt and donate $ 5 to Bansho Miura’s HEART CARE RESCUE. Well, I had to trick Google to translate the contact info, but maybe it’s just facebook acting strange with Fukushima info: Weiterlesen

Same shit, different Earth Day

Maybe you have noticed the Google Doodle of today, a time lapse of blooming flowers.  But Earth Day isn’t about spring and gardening, it’s about robber economy and pollution. Short: Greed, the sin that enrages Namazu most. In the USA, April is earthquake preparedness month, especially in California, a TV report here. Err, an earthquake insurance? Sounds like a good idea first, but this is more an informercial. Who would offer an insurance to people in such a high risk area? The big one from 1906 caused a insurers crash, where’s the profit in that? In the casualties. Will there be more at the expected big one? Of course, the density of population did raise in the last century, a 15 times in general. And there’s much more industry and so there will be more fires. Not to speak of the nuclear power plants north and south of LA County. This will multiply the collateral damage and the casualties. Dead people can’t claim a policy, so the formula will work, rest in profit. The insurance business is that way, just think of the death bets.