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In Oct. 2006, I started trying to get authorities to consider a very unique concept toward ending the war in Iraq, specifically ending the sectarian violence between Shia and Sunni Muslims. I first tried to let Colin Powell be able to get credit for it, but there was no response from several letters and dozens of e-mails. I then tried to let around 40 other American leaders know about it, starting with the people who were part of the Iraq Study Council, James Baker and Lee Hamilton and others. No responses from anyone. I then sent preliminary descriptions to 30 Professors of Political Science at major Universities. Only one even sent an e-mail back, and that was to tell me to stop wasting my time! I tried assorted newspapers and TV networks and TV programs such as Meet The Press, the Charlie Rose Show, Think Tank, McLaughlin Group, the PBS News Hour, Nightline and others, with no responses at all except for a couple automated responses. I tried to contact Tom Friedman in several ways. I then tried to contact all the news reporters I could in Iraq, such as John Burns, Sabrina Tavernise, Bobby Ghosh, Richard Engel, Dexter Filkins, George Packer, and many others. No responses. I even tried contacting an assortment of Arabic newspapers and television media such as al Jazeera. No responses.
I am tempted to wonder if no one really cares! Or if no one really wants to stop that war. Or that there is some immense confidence that the leaders suddenly know what they are doing! In any case, after six months of really serious effort to get ANYONE to simply listen to the concept, with zero interest after hundreds of e-mails and dozens of letters, I really do not know what else to try. The only remaining thought I had was to hire someone to translate it into Arabic and then submit it again to Arabic newspapers and television.
I had really figured that at least a few people would have responded,
if only to tell me that it is a dumb idea! But no one ever even
had enough interest to learn what the actual concept was, to form such
an opinion! Very strange! I will always believe that it was Iraq's
one true chance at avoiding an incredibly bloody massive civil war,
which will certainly involve Muslims around the world.
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In October 2006, it was clear that the Democrats would win a slim victory in the November Congressional elections, and that they intended to make a big deal about the Republicans giving themselves seven pay raises in the previous ten years while never increasing the Minimum Wage. I had noted that to get elected, even Congressmen had to spend $10 to $30 million in campaigns, and that virtually everyone in Congress is wealthy (multi-millionaires). So I wondered why such a person even NEEDED the $170,000 annual pay! So I spend around six weeks in mailing about fifty letters and sending maybe 200 e-mails to all the prominent Democrats I knew of. I specifically thought that Barack Obama would benefit from my concept. The idea centered on a proposed speech I provided to him and all the others, including Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean and many, many others. I actually have little doubt that ANY Democratic Senator or Representative who would have done this could not possibly have ever lost any future election. And all by huge landslides! Here is that speech, this specific one was sent to Mr. Obama:
Hi, Mr. Obama, I believe I have a way where EVERY Democrat could realistically win landslides next election cycle! There are actually several components to it, but the most important is a brief speech that you and other Democrats might give next month in January. ====================================== I realize that you are intending to "roll back" the many self pay raises that the Republicans pushed through in these past nine years while they avoided increasing the Minimum Wage. I think there is a far more powerful thing you can do instead! LEAVE the pay rates as they are BUT go up to the microphone immediately after Ms. Pelosi announces the intention to raise the Minimum Wage. This is the speech to give: "I and we Democratic Members of Congress have been appalled that the Republicans have passed so many self pay increases over these recent years, while neglecting the millions of Americans affected by the Minimum Wage. We first thought of "rolling back" those pay increases for us, at the same time we are increasing the Minimum Wage, now that we again have some power to do such things. But I and we feel that we can do something far better for the American public. "We are actually going to leave our pay rates as they are, BUT I am hereby informing the Paymaster that the actual paychecks that I am to receive will be based on the Minimum Wage rate. "I figure that will allow me to better understand the difficulties of the millions of Americans who have to struggle at or near the Minimum Wage. Maybe it will help me try to pass better laws for you, if I see the effects every day. "It also will leave some of YOUR tax money in the government rather than paying me a very high wage. "I believe that some of my Democratic fellows feel the same (turning to give others a chance to raise their hand in confirmation). "We felt that the Republicans must really feel they need that $170,000 that we are now supposed to receive, so we felt that we should not roll their pay back, in case it represented a hardship on them. "We Democrats feel that the American public deserves serious changes in how we do things in Washington, and so we CHOOSE to let the American public keep most of the paychecks that we could take. "In the spirit of honesty, there are a few of our Democratic Members who truly need to receive more than the Minimum Wage, in order to Serve their Districts properly. They have chosen to reduce their paychecks, but not all the way down to Minimum Wage." "There are other actions that we Democrats intend to institute to better relate to and understand the situation of our constituents. This is fairly good, but it is just the first. "I also realize that there are a lot of functions that I will go to where limousines and jet airplanes might scoot me around. Such things are necessary with this job. But I believe that my view of America may be better if I am paid the same as many of you. "Thank you." ==================================== Explanatory comments: In the modern world, people need to be rather rich to simply run for Congress. This concept is based on the premise that few Senators or Congressmen probably actually NEED their paychecks. Think about the situation that the Republicans would be left in! The entire American voting public will know that they are receiving huge paychecks, but every voter will absolutely remember the name of the Democratic Senator or Congressman who electively chose to "receive the same as they do". No Republican will want to be interviewed, because they would have no credible responses! And when Democrats would be interviewed, it would ALWAYS be brought up by the reporter regarding the Minimum Wage paychecks. This is the ultimate in "perfect P/R" for Democrats and "horrific P/R" for Republicans. How could any Democrat lose an election to any Republican, as in '08? I don't see it as possible. I suspect that every election would be a landslide. They will all be callable by 8:03 pm Election Night! Do you realize how millions and millions of Americans will bond with such Democrats? Possibly forever? How could any Republican candidate defend himself in any future election? Debates might be really fun! Every Democrat who would do this would get massive free publicity from endless interviews in local papers and local TV. No amount of campaign money could buy that! A Democrat would never even have to mention it, but every voter would see every Republican as greedy, and every Democrat as caring and considerate. It doesn't get any better than that! Even better, the Republicans could not really even decline the paychecks, because they would be associated with them anyway! I am tempted to wonder how the Republican Party could endure given this situation! In an election cycle now, $10 million or $30 million dollars is spent on each candidacy. It seems a very practical choice to turn in $150,000/year in pay to accomplish even more! ====================================== In late November, I tried to send these comments to Howard Dean, but I am not really sure if my e-mail got through to him. It would be ideal if each Democrat had a chance to think about whether to participate in this, as secretly as possible, and then the shock value in announcing it to reporters and the public as indicated above would be overwhelming. Newscasts would talk about nothing else for weeks! I hope to quietly permit each Democrat to receive this note, quickly, so that each could consider this idea. If you like this, you certainly have far easier access to them than I do! ====================================== ====================================== Here is another of these "changes" I propose, a short speech that should be given pretty soon. I have written it in a form that seems compatible to your (Barack Obama's) style. It could be modified if someone else was to give this speech. I would think that the Democratic Party leadership should be interested, if it has a strong likelihood of enabling Democrats to always win future elections! --- Speech: (given standing on the steps of the Capitol) --- Many Americans have become cynical about what we try to do in this building. After many bad behaviors by people who work here, they have a right to think that, based on past performance. They think that we don't care about them and their needs. We intend to change that! Our Party recently did pretty well in the election. Some people think that we therefore "won" this building here. They are wrong! YOU own this building! As our first effort of our new approach, we have instituted something to directly demonstrate that to you and everyone else! An associate of ours has determined that there are roughly a million square feet of surface area of walls, ceilings and floors in there. Very recently, we became a country of 300 million people. We therefore see it that every American OWNS about 1/300 square foot of this building! We have created a web-site that shows photos of all the walls, ceilings and floors in the Capitol building. By putting in your nine-digit ZIP code of your residence, it can show you (approximately) where YOUR portion is! (Your family's portions are all next to each other.) Now, this does NOT mean that you have to do any maintenance for your portion; we have people who take care of that! But we wanted you to fully realize that we are all answerable to YOU, and that you even own the building we work in! Our Democratic Party intends to show you, in many new ways, that we appreciate the faith you put in us and that we intend to demonstrate that we earn your trust and faith. You will be able to be the judge of that. That's all for now. Do you want to go in and see my little part of the building? (He would have a bright laser pointer in his pocket, and he would lead reporters in and point [approximately] to the postage-stamp-sized area on some wall that is identified as his!) --- This is one of around ten separate concepts that are each intended to bond American voters to the Democratic Congress members. I almost think that by the time all these ten would be done, it might be hard for Republicans to get anyone at all to vote for them! =============================== Carl Johnson
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On Sep 7, 2006, I sent this note to several news agencies:
President Bush constantly claims that the world is safer because he got rid of Saddam. No one seems to have ever challenged that statement. But we now confront a very likely civil war, which may get other countries involved for disastrous results. So I think a valid question would be "Would any civil war have been possible if Saddam was still in power?" He had SUCH a heavy hand on all factions that I do not believe any could have. In the event that there was any hint of possibility of "civil disturbance" Saddam simply exterminated anyone who might be involved. Much like his hero, Stalin, did. So I think the result is that if Saddam was now still in power, Iraq would have NO obvious religious strife between Sunnis and Shias or with the Kurds, AND al Qaeda would have had trouble even getting into the country to cause any problems. The "war on terrorism" might have been in many countries, but it seems unlikely that it would have been in Iraq. Therefore, the fact that Bush got rid of Saddam seems to have made the world and the US LESS safe!
On Apr. 25, 2006, I sent the following e-mail to half a dozen National News media organizations, including Charlie Rose, ABC Nightline, Think Tank, Foreign Exchange, Meet the Press:
Hi, The video of Zarqawi today may have extremely important evidence in it! For the past two years, I have been trying to get word to the CIA regarding this regarding the many outdoor videos of bin Laden. I know that you have contact with people high in the CIA, so I ask that you inform them of the following. Around two years ago, our Intelligence demonstrated a "face recognition system" at the Super Bowl game. Each face scanned was quickly compared to images of many terrorists and criminals. I don't think the success of that demonstration was ever presented, but the basic concept is what I see of value. I have recommended that UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) be flown at low altitude up and down every valley of Afghanistan, with (two) side directed cameras taking an image every second. The result would be "a database of background images from every location" (with around 150 feet spacing between images, if the images are taken once per second and the aircraft flown at 100 mph). Now that Zarqawi made a similar video (probably in Iraq), I recommend the same be done there. The existing "face recognition program software" should then be able to identify a "few" possible locations which could be the background of Zarqawi. Within seconds, our Intelligence could know EXACTLY where Zarqawi was on last Friday when he allegedly made that video! In any case, such "evidence" seems extremely valuable to me! I have never gotten any response in any previous attempts to apprise our Intelligence regarding this concept. I truly believe they might then capture or kill Zarqawi and/or bin Laden within days! I was educated as a Theoretical Physicist at the University of Chicago, so I like to think that I have some idea regarding this working as described! So I hope you will try to pass word along for me, and for our country's security. Carl Johnson
Just forty-two days later, they found Zarqawi and killed him. The news reports in the first few hours (as on BBC) described that they had analyzed the videotape and figured out where he was, and they announced that that was how they got him. However, just hours later, they were announcing a very different story, where some local people had turned him in.
I can understand why they would have done that. They would clearly want to be able to use the same method in finding Usama bin Laden from the videotapes that he would regularly make outdoors. Obviously, they would not want UBL to know that it was a bad idea to do any more outdoor videotapes. So I understand that that would have wanted the news media to present a different story.
Still, they had chased Zarqawi for more than four years without finding him. Then I provide my method and 42 days later, Zarqawi is dead, and the initial news reports described essentially my exact concept! It seems to me that I deserve the $25 million reward that the US government offered for information toward the capture or killing of Zarqawi! Some how, I don't think I will ever be given it!
The following note was sent on Aug. 29, 2006, following a year of similar notes to many newspapers, networks and politicians:
I have found it frustrating that no one seems to have even looked into three different very serious issues regarding Katrina and New Orleans. Please try to ask some "decision-maker" to take actions. (1) Recent news reports keep showing "FEMA trailers", allegedly 75,000 in use, but none of the pictures seem to show the critically important "tie downs". All building codes require that such light structures such as trailers to be securely anchored down, using a number of "earth anchors" to keep the building from being lifted up into the air and/or disintegrated. People who are not familiar with living in trailers might feel safe inside a "FEMA" trailer, but many will certainly die if they stay in those trailers that are not securely anchored down. (2) Shortly after Katrina, I begged many in Louisiana to look in the river/lake next to the section of I-10 that was totally demolished. Just hours before the hurricane, that highway was filled with stationary vehicles trying to get away. There seems no doubt that hundreds of vehicles got washed off the highway as it was destroyed. No one seems to yet even have looked for those victims. (3) There are certainly banks that hold the mortgages on those hundred thousand damaged and abandoned buildings in New Orleans. The mortgagees have certainly not paid those mortgages for the past 12 months. How could property owners ever again take possession? Or will the banks be left to lose a good part of a billion dollars in back payments, and many more billions in property value? I have not been able to find anyone who is willing to discuss how owners could ever come back, since ALL properties have mortgages, and all those are in serious default. Please ask your guests and any others you are in contact with to find resolutions for these very important issues. In a year of trying to get anyone attention about these three things, no one has seemed to even care.
On June 19, 2006, I sent this note to a variety of news outlets:
I sometimes deeply worry about the competence of our government! It seems unlikely that they are going to figure something out so I BEG you to try to get their attention regarding this. We KNOW that Iran has supported and financed Islamic terrorists for a long time. We KNOW that they would provide "nuclear weapons" to such terrorists if they could make them. So why in the world would we be preparing to agree to PROVIDE Iran with 4 years stockpile of (reactor grade) nuclear material? Do we not remember Chernobyl and what long-term havoc reactor grade material can cause? At whatever point Iran decided to "hand out" one ounce packets of such reactor grade material to every suicide terrorist bomber, can't people see the result? Block by block, Israel will become uninhabitable, for example. A few people would be killed by the suicide bomber, but the resulting spray of reactor grade U-235 would be as impossible to clean up as Chernobyl is. "Four years supply" of nuclear fuel for reactors could be divided up into countless thousands of such packets. Our 100 operating nuclear plants use around 2,000 metric tons of processed fuel every year. So we might be providing Iran with maybe 200 metric tons times 4 years or 800 metric tons. That is around 1,800,000 pounds of fuel. For Iran to hand out 100,000 pounds of it, for 1,600,000 terrorists, would hardly be noticed in the supply. Certainly, a few examples would be the start. But as soon as the terrorists saw that we and Britain and Israel would react with terror and dread, how long will it take for EVERY terrorist to have their packet of "dirty bomb". Detonated in a bus station or a train station, that station will never again be usable. PLEASE get someone to realize that their (appropriate) fears regarding Iran getting weapons grade uranium, is possibly even MORE applicable to reactor-grade, for the reasons above. Doesn't this seem obvious? Why are we preparing to agree to provide it for Iran? By the way, the US does not actually HAVE any nuclear fuel that we could give away like that! We currently have to import (mostly from Canada and Australia) virtually all the uranium used in OUR powerplants!
You might recall from previous notes that my Degree was in Nuclear Physics (U of Chicago). But I don't really think that is necessary to understand something that no one seems to be grasping! Everyone in our government seems fanatical regarding keeping various countries from creating "weapons grade" Uranium (which means at least 90% of it being the U-235 isotope). OK. Just weeks back, there were all the ceremonies regarding Chernobyl. Every report made clear that there is a "danger zone" that is still for many square miles in that region, so some reports mentioned that 90,000 have or will die from that accident. How come no one seems able to combine those two subjects? Chernobyl had a "random distribution" of where the contamination went, but all of the nuclear material was under the 5% of reactor grade Uranium. Our government seems quite willing to permit other countries to "develop nuclear power", meaning that they would then have substantial supplies of reactor grade Uranium available. Given that many terrorists do not expect to survive an attack, no one seems to see (yet) that if such a terrorist was given a small amount of finely powdered reactor grade fuel (say in Israel or any American city) then in addition to killing a few people, that section of a city would be contaminated for thousands of years. My point is that the Muslim terrorists do not really need to develop weapons grade Uranium, to do horrendous "fear and financial" damage. There are enough countries now having reactor grade Uranium that there is an incredible danger. But if no one realizes it, it will have even more of a "terror" effect when that first happens. I can't say that I see any solutions to protecting against such possibilities. But the attitude of a somewhat liberal attitude regarding reactor grade fuels is something I find extremely troubling. If we are going to have such a fanatical attitude regarding weapons grade, it would make sense that we pay more attention to reactor grade, too
I sent this note out on Dec 11, 2006:
In May of 2003, I had told my friend Peter Jennings that we were about to start providing advanced weapons and training for all three different sides in a future civil war, Sunnis, Shias and Kurds. I told him that I was sure that there would certainly be some terrifying massacre, for example in a military barracks, where one or more Sunnis would just start killing Shia soldiers in their beds (or the converse). I told Peter that I was especially worried that they might equally decide to massacre American soldiers. Interviews with American soldiers in recent months often include expressions of how they cannot trust the Iraqi soldiers or police. I am actually astounded that such a massacre has not yet happened. It certainly will be a grisly news headline in the near future. It is not clear that many Iraqi soldiers will survive such an event, as both sides will immediately get their weapons and virtually everyone figures to be killed. As this begins, it is clear that American soldiers will feel a responsibility to attempt to take control, and I fear that large numbers of American soldiers will then die too. It is wonderful that this has not yet happened. But why has no one even tried to avoid it from happening? Barracks have Iraqi soldiers that deeply hate each other! I specifically told Peter that ANY army that contains both Sunnis and Shias could never be stable. The fact that sectarian news is coming out in recent months simply shows that this is inevitable. Sadly, even Peter noted that that could be like his beloved Beirut, where America immediately pulled out after the 200 American soldiers were killed. When a large number of American soldiers are killed in their own barracks, America will not tolerate remaining there, and so the worst effect of this is that it would enable the terrorists to "win". One of the parts that I find most troubling is that we Americans (taxpayers) are paying for the advanced weaponry that all sides of the civil war will use, and they will use skills taught them by American trainers. If they had remained on their own, their skills would certainly be poorer, and their weaponry maybe less lethal.
On Mar. 7, 2007, ABC News did a story regarding one individual re-writing around 15,000 of the Wikipedia articles. They clearly thought that this was a new situation and one that was unique to that one person, but I was aware for a couple years that some people were re-writing articles to present their own ideas rather than accurate information. So I sent the following to ABC News on that same day:
Your story on Wikipedia is certainly not even the tip of the iceberg. I am a Theoretical Physicist. We generally would never rely on some source like Wikipedia, but it certainly is convenient. Prior to about two years ago, it seemed to be a reliable tool. Then, roughly two years ago, large numbers of the subject presentations seemed to start getting amazing new biases in them! It seemed clear that the authors had intentionally "distorted" many presentations to seem to support some specific argument that the author would imply in the presentation. It was as though large numbers of people suddenly realized that they had a "soapbox" from which to promote whatever they wanted others to believe. The results have been extremely sad. Many of these distortions have been relatively subtle, where casual readers might not realize that some facts had been switched around or outright changed. But many Wikipedia articles are now no longer "encyclopedia articles" but "opinion airings". The point is that the problem is NOT just a single person doing damage. There are clearly many thousands of people now feeling that they can say anything they have ever wanted to say!
On Apr 4, 2006, Think Tank had a program on the economy and the troubled carmakers GM and Ford. I sent the following note:
You have had some programs regarding aspects of the economic crises, but your various guests seem to think that any serious problems are well in the future. I think it is important to point out one example of just how serious the problems already are! GM recently announced that they lost $10.6 billion in 2005. People seem to consider it "just a number". However, there is a way to look at it that is VERY frightening! In 2005, GM collectively produced roughly 5 million vehicles. They don't have significant other businesses, so it seems appropriate to allocate the losses to those vehicles. Simple division shows that GM lost slightly over $2,000 on EVERY vehicle it made in 2005. Think about that! They have "efficiency experts" who find ways of saving a penny on each vehicle through cost-cutting measures. IF the losses were such that $50 was lost on each vehicle, sure, they might have some way of generating a solution. But at $2,000 on each vehicle, it is an entirely impossible task! Particularly since Japanese vehicles tend to cost less and be of higher quality, so GM cannot even rely on standard reasons for purchasers. Worse, within a year or two, China intends to start marketing a far lower priced line of vehicles, obviously in very large volume. I chose this as an "ideal" example because the numbers are so easily crunched. For the airlines, similar tremendous losses occur for every passenger, and they are similarly impossible to absorb or resolve, but their bookkeeping is more complex and harder to quantify and allocate. America has already exported electronics, clothing, steel and many other industries. These clear facts are flashing red lights that the remaining anchors of American industry are also on the verge of disappearing. "Service economy" will soon be a nearly universal situation, where Americans fulfill "services" for each other while actually buying everything from foreign sources. This is a coming disaster on the scale that is Biblical! (Something a Pastor rarely says!)
To indicate that my interest is purely scientific and logical, it seems necessary to include yet another subject here.
In the First Term of W, he virtually never left the United States and never even went anywhere where he might be in the slightest physical danger. It was a very obvious pattern. I interpret this as meaning that W's existence was centrally critical to the Republicans, and specifically Vice President Cheney, being re-elected in November 2004. It seemed to me that many things totally changed immediately after that. I suppose it would be a Conspiracy Theorist thought, but it really seemed to me that Bush had rather suddenly no longer had the importance that he clearly earlier had! I did not have any actual evidence, except for these matters, but I had mentioned to my friend Peter Jennings several times about the fact that MANY foreign trips were now scheduled for Bush. And some of those trips were amazingly unsafe for him. It seemed to me that IF Bush would have been assassinated somewhere, then Cheney would suddenly have had two wonderful new benefits! One would be that he would become President of the United States! The other is that the American people would certainly support virtually anything that Cheney decided to do, regarding personal revenge, much like they had done with Saddam Hussein a couple years earlier in Iraq.
I sent this note on Mar. 2, 2006, regarding some amazingly unsafe trips that President Bush was just on. A year before, there had been a similar bizarre situation, where after a conversation with my friend Peter Jennings of ABC News, he even made a phone call to the White House to ask about the concern. It was impressive that immediately after Peter's call, the very unsafe foreign trips were ended! I am tempted to think that once Cheney had realized that Peter had realized that Bush was now regularly put into situations of incredible danger, it would have looked too suspicious if Peter might then mention that fact on the Nightly News! But around a year later, such trips had started again, when I sent this note. I have always wondered if the fact that Peter suddenly became very ill with lung cancer and died, might have implied that the only likely public voice that could note the statistical pattern, might have suggested that dangerous trips might again be planned for Bush.
I realize that this is both impossible for me to ever prove, and also saying that the Vice President was not actually trying to murder the President, but apparently intentionally enabling a LOT of situations where it might have happened. So I recognize that the credibility of this idea is extremely weak. The ONLY actual evidence is that Bush went on NO foreign trips that had the slightest chance of being dangerous prior to Nov 2005, but then a LOT of amazingly dangerous trips after being re-Elected.
It has clearly not ended, as in March 2007, President Bush made another very dangerous trip. It seemed beyond comprehension! Bush first made a scheduled trip to South America for some official meeting. Fine. But then on the way home, Air Force One made an UNSCHEDULED LANDING in Central America (where the Presidential Security Staff had no way of checking anyone out or even arranging any safety for him.) This time, Bush even tried to impress working men by helping load produce into trucks, and even getting into a spontaneous soccer game. The Security people had NO POSSIBLE WAY of knowing if any of those people were dangerous to him, or even whether they had guns in their pockets, because it was all totally unscheduled and spontaneous, and in a small country where many very dangerous people lived! Bush would never DARE do either such thing in the United States, because of how dangerous it would be. And THAT would be in his own country where his Security People would have thoroughly checked out every single person who might have been able to get near him. But Bush did such things in Guatemala and Mexico, where millions of people truly hate him, and where the people who were around him were absolutely unknown to his Security Staff???
(My note of March 2, 2006)
Hopefully, this will be the silliest note you will ever receive. However, I fear it might not be. A year ago, I had mention these things to my friend Peter Jennings and we had a brief discussion about it. He also feared that I might be right.
I was educated as a Theoretical Physicist at the University of Chicago, so Peter liked that I always brought a rigidly logical approach to any subject.
I had noted these facts:
(1) After 9/11/01, President Bush rarely was around any people who were not clearly friendly to his views, an extremely noticeable and statistically valid situation. His personal safety was certainly paramount, and he virtually never left the United States, except in massively secured environments.
(2) Almost immediately after his re-election in 2004, there seemed to be a statistically valid drastic change to that situation. I realize that there were political reasons, but the specific incidents seemed amazingly insecure! A trip to South America is what inspired my note to Peter. President Bush was probably reasonably safe at the Conference he attended, even though it was very obvious that there were many people nearby who would not have hesitated to kill him. But on the way back from that Conference, the President made a previously unscheduled side trip, to a rather dangerous place. I suspect the Secret Service was appalled.
(3) During 2005, the President made a statistically surprising number of trips out of the US. Usually, security measures were probably as good as they could be, but occasionally, there were certainly situations where some angry person could have been in a crowd near enough to him to try to kill him. There was even the man with the hand-grenade that did not explode while Bush was on a Podium.
(4) This current trip to India seems to be an even more prominent example. India itself is probably reasonably secure, but traveling to Pakistan seemed to be "challenging" UBL to try to have him killed! And making an unscheduled side trip to Afghanistan, where security issues could not possibly have been fully implemented, seems pure insanity!
(5) I had told Peter (early 2005) that it would be interesting to watch whether President Bush ever again showed up in potentially dangerous places. Well, it seems to happen far too often, I think.
Observation: In the early years of his Presidency, Bush was definitely a strong asset to the Neo-Cons and the Republican Party. But after bad things in Iraq, Katrina, and multiple scandals, his personal popularity has plummeted to where he is now a millstone around the neck of Neo-Cons and Republicans. It seems like every week new examples of utter incompetence and/or outright lying to the American people arise.
Given all this, WHAT future would be "the best" for the Neo-Cons and the Republicans? Well, a truly frightening possibility is that a President, who always talked about terrorism, might be martyred by a terrorist, and who would then have the highest of any possible image to the American public. No one would then ever criticize an assassinated President, and his "legacy" would be as he dreams it would be.
With any OTHER contingency, Bush would be directly blamed for the coming civil war and destruction of Iraq, for bankrupting the US government and economy, for Katrina issues, and for many scandals. The "negatives" are now endless, and will forever be endless. Already, while still in the Presidency, experts (like Reeves) are already comparing W with President Buchanan as being the worst President America has ever had! As Iraq disintegrates, and therefore affects oil production and distribution (from primarily Muslim countries), coming months figure to become even darker, for America and Americans.
It is definitely a very "sick" thought that any "close advisor" in or near the White House might see some bizarre way to justify lax security around Bush, but the above concepts could engender such horrendous thoughts in some individual who might be more concerned about Bush's "legacy" than his "long life".
I just don't want to see even a glimmer of that happen! I don't respect much about W, but I wish him a long and healthy life.
On an obscurely related subject, I note that NO ONE seems to have even mentioned the "pattern of assassinations" (or death while in Office) during the Tenure of W. When Reagan became President, it was a prominent subject of discussion, and then when he was shot, people seemed to think it "fulfilled the pattern" even though he survived. Isn't it odd that no one seems to even broach the subject regarding W? Maybe it's because, after 9/11/01, it was recognized that many people would want to, and the news media have shown restraint? Even that seems rather surprising!
--- Again, I truly hope that these are simply foolish thoughts and that nothing will occur that resembles them. However, I would ask that, since YOU have communications with people in the White House, you simply mention that you received a "flaky" note and asked for any response. I don't really want anyone to respond to you, but I would only want word to pass through those Halls that they should really make sure the President is EXTREMELY secure for the next 3 years! Because otherwise, suspicion might arise. I look forward to being proven totally wrong on this!
Please note that I am NOT suggesting that anyone would do anything overt in these matters. It is more of a "security sloppiness" which might enable an assassination, which would then turn out to be extremely beneficial in many ways. No one would "intentionally" endanger the President.
On Jan. 2, 2006, I sent the following note, in response to the news that the American government had decided that it was free to spy on Americans, under the excuse of trying to track down terrorists. But it was clear that since the government was not even admitting there was such a program, and certainly was not admitting how large it was, there was no way of knowing whether the efforts were focused on a handful of likely terrorists or whether it was more broad in nature. (More recent disclosures have shown that it was immensely broad in nature, not only involving communications of ANY American to anyone outside the country but very likely, EVERY conversation and e-mail even between Americans. It has later been learned that AT&T had even specifically set up an entire floor of a building to handle all this activity, and that automated equipment has likely been monitoring ALL phone calls and e-mails from every American to every other person for specific keywords! If a message contained enough of those keywords, then a more focused attention was put on that person as a potential terrorist!)
I have the impression that everyone is overlooking one "detail"! How extensive an operation has this been? IF the total number of intercepted phone calls and e-mails during the past three years has been in the "tens" or "hundreds", maybe we Americans could tolerate that. But the day when the story first broke, and the White House seemed rather open to comments, they presented descriptions where countless thousands of phone calls and e-mails were "examined", such that "key words" could be discovered. If THIS is the case, where, in three years, many millions of phone calls and e-mails have been "examined" for such content, then it is totally outrageous. Without knowing whether this program has been small or large, I don't see how anyone could express any intelligent observations or opinions.
Here is another note I sent on Feb 12, 2006, on the same subject:
For two months, you and your guests (and everyone else) has discussed the "domestic surveillance" program, but there is a central fact that everyone seems unaware of. As a Theoretical Physicist, in the late 1990s, I had some conversations with acquaintances who were then involved in developing the technology now being used. It was and is VERY different than the media is now discussing! Even then, ten years ago, the technology pretty much existed to "computer monitor" EVERY phone call made in America. Voice recognition was the only significant hurdle at that time, and automated language translation was a lesser problem. The intention then under consideration was to monitor EVERY person-to-person communication "which used public means of communication" (which was to exclude private person-to-person verbal conversations, which were known then to be illegal.) The plan was to have computer software MONITOR every single communication, but only generate a notification to a human when certain "keywords" were identified. It was my understanding that one or two references to such keywords would not trigger such an alert, because it was found that far too many millions of conversations would then have to be human analyzed. I do not know what number of references were required to initiate human intervention, or what words were considered keywords. But they clearly intended to set it up so that a manageable number of phone conversations would actually be listened to by humans. NOT because of any legal rules, but because of the practical issues of not having enough people to do the listening. What this means is that it is nearly certain that, when YOU call your wife to get a grocery list, a computer automatically monitored that conversation. The fact that you two probably did not say enough keywords, it is probable that no human ever heard the grocery list. But it was my understanding that there was not expected to be ANY exemptions from such monitoring. Once 9/11 occurred, it seems an absolute certainty that this is fully active. The point is that it is NOT true that "only a few hundred communications to and from al Qaeda" have been monitored, but EVERY conversation between every American and every other person was similarly monitored. The reasoning was that, ahead of time, no one could know if any conversation involved dangerous people, so a justification was made that all conversations were to be monitored. Later, the existence of e-mail made such monitoring far simpler, since anyone can monitor unsecure e-mail communications. Also, the widespread use of cel-phones now makes intercepting such communications far easier. It turns out that NONE of that was really even necessary! ALL "overseas communications" now use a limited number of satellites to transfer the signals. The government certainly monitors all signals sent through all those communication satellites (US and other), which means they have long had easy access to all overseas communications WITHOUT having to be intercepting landline phone calls or cel-tower signals or intra-America communications. The ultimate point of this is that there is great deception now being presented by the Administration, wherein they imply that "only" a very small number of communications to and from terrorists are monitored. Their initian and basic reasoning is that ALL communications, including yours and mine, every one, MUST be monitored, because of the remote possibility that some terrorist evidence might be obtained. It is an over-stepping of authority that is beyond imagination, and yet they are "spinning" so well that people believe it is a good thing! It is a frightening elimination of "democracy and freedom" for Americans, solely because one man, the President, decides that he wants to eavesdrop.
And here is another note I sent on Dec. 17, 2005, to note that the Congressmen's offices are almost certain to have thousands or millions of their phone calls and e-mails monitored by that spying by the government:
Regarding the newly disclosed phone and e-mail monitoring, apparently primarily on overseas calls and messages: As I understand it, each Congressman and Senator now has a staff of around 400, and there are 535 such Offices, or over 20,000 individuals. If ANY offices are likely to be making "overseas calls and messages", I would think it would be those Offices. In three or four years, conceivably a million calls and messages from and to Congressmen and Senators could be involved. Question: What chance is there that SOME OF THE CONGRESSMEN'S AND SENATORS' overseas correspondence has been monitored by Bush and the NSA? Answer: Scientifically, it is an absolute certainty! Carl Johnson (trained as a Theoretical Physicist, so I am liable to be "watched" as well!)
In Dec. 2005, I uploaded some web-pages regarding encouraging individual American families to do a Family-Project (for under $100 total cost) where they would make a new type of pump I invented and then ship it directly to some remote village that needed it. In the process of this effort, I contacted UNICEF , which promotes itself as an organization which is centered on getting safe drinking water to such people, for one single purpose, to learn where there were specific villages with such needs, such that I could provide that shipping/destination information to the families that might make these pumps.
The responses have been surprising and disappointing. It actually appeared that some human actually looked at my note, although it is clear that they didn't actually read it! I suppose that I should be pleased that someone in such a giant operation even saw cause to write a six-word note to someone else about it! But clearly, they have the exclusive mind-set that ONLY MONEY is to be considered or discussed, and they were clearly assuming that I wanted some of their money. NO I DIDN'T! I simply wanted addresses to enable families to send pumps to!
By the way, now 16 months later, still no one has bothered to do the follow-up contact that was promised!
Thank you for your query to UNICEF. Your message, a copy of which is included in this email below, has been forwarded to the appropriate office, and you will be contacted soon. Best regards, Web Operations Manager supportunicef.org UNICEF PSD, New York Re: Other Hi, Allison, Sounds like a PSD proposal to me? Happy Holidays! Drew ___________________________________ For every child Health, Education, Equality, Protection ADVANCE HUMANITY A public user of the UNICEF website has made an inquiry or comment that relates to your area. Please review their e-mail below and respond directly to the user as soon as possible. Country: United States of America Message: We have invented two new, inexpensive devices, one to pump water hundreds or thousands of vertical feet WITHOUT any electric motors, and the other to desalinate seawater. Our plans are to have American children be in contact with Third World children, in villages that may or may not need safe drinking water. In the case that they did, then kid to kid, they would discuss needs. At some point the American kids would ask their parents to put up around $100 for the local materials they would need to have a "family project" to make and then send either a pump or a desal to such a village. All we would need from UNICEF would be mail or e-mail contacts in such needy villages, as we believe we can arrange for individual families to take care of the rest. See New Pump for more details. All we need is to learn exactly where needs might be.
In waiting for the following two years for ANY response from anyone in UNICEF, no one ever bothered to do the follow-up contact that was promised! I had tried to GIVE THEM two wonderfully useful and valuable technologies, but they made clear that they were ONLY interested in me sending MONEY to UNICEF!
There is NO possible way that I will ever donate to UNICEF again! I used to believe their TV ads where they seem to care so much, but that is clearly not the case. They have become such a huge bureaucracy that the only thing that they now think about is their own job security and prosperity. It is now no wonder to me why they budget many millions of dollars to have very effective TV ads created and then aired, because it gets people like you and me to donate hundreds of millions of dollars to support their bureaucracy.
Clearly, they actually help a few kids here and there, especially when they can have TV cameras there showing what a wonderful job they are doing for future TV ads. The early UNICEF actually CARED about needy people, but that no longer seems to be the case. It is immensely sad.
I sent the following to Think Tank on Jan. 24, 2005, well before most people seemed to even think there WAS any actual energy crisis or that virtually anyone accepted that Global Warming was a valid concern. They had done a program where their experts were discussing the hoped-for prospect of reducing gas and oil consumption by ONE percent! I felt that they needed to know that far greater improvements were possible and not that hard to accomplish.
I am a Theoretical Physicist and I have spent much of the past 30 years exploring energy conservation concepts. There are many more that are available, but they tend to not provide huge profits for anyone so they don't get much press. For four years, I have given away the technology for "free air conditioning" which uses the fact that deep soil (in most climates) is permanently cool enough (like caves) to provide plenty of cooling for a house or other building. A presentation is at solar/saving.html
A related concept, mentioned in that presentation, is in creating a full "sub-basement" underneath the footprint of a house. That 8' tall chamber is surrounded by three layers of 2" thick blue styrofoam, for R-30 insulation. The chamber is then filled back in with moist soil. If warmed to just 120F, there is enough heat to entirely heat the whole house for more than half a winter! If warmed to around 135F, for the entire winter, in climates like Chicago or New York or DC. Note that this involves ZERO oil or gas usage and zero pollution or global warming, if the previous summer's heat is used to warm the storage contents. Heating it to only 120F or 135F is not very difficult and very primitive solar collection can be used. Your program was discussing trying to reduce oil and gas consumption by 1%! This reduces it by 100%! There are several other energy related concepts like this which are available, to make electricity, for example, using no fossil fuels. Carl Johnson Physics, '67, University of Chicago
I sent the following note to an individual on Jan 12, 2006, which is similar to a number of earlier notes, including a couple to Peter Jennings. Peter laughed and thought that I was acting like a "conspiracy theorist" but I made clear that was not the case, I was merely a Theoretical Physicist that looks for logic in all situations.
Since you seem intrigued by "enemy government" concepts, maybe I will share some "thoughts" of mine, on a rather different subject. (1) For quite a few years, I have occasionally entertained myself with Windows' Solitaire game. Early on, I noticed what I believe to be "a pattern", where the very first game you play seems to be FAR easier to completely win (using Vegas scoring, 3 cards, keeping score) than any following game, which generally seem to have "reasonable" success/failure results. Statistically, I feel confident that this could be very easily and fully documented. I have never heard Microsoft mention such a "bias", but I could see how programmers might have added that "starting success" advantage to induce people to want to keep playing. If people simply lose the first ten times they play, they have little further interest. But if they "win big" early on, there is an incentive to play more. It really makes sense to me. Since those programmers created the program around 10 years ago, I wonder if it is even possible to obtain a de-compiled version of it, or ask the original programmers about this apparent situation. POINT: Countless millions of people have played Windows Solitaire, and never even suspected that it (probably) contains such a starting bias. (2) Early in 2004, the President of Diebold gave around a million dollars to W Bush's re-election campaign. In a press conference, he "guaranteed" Ohio for Bush. (3) Diebold happens to manufacture the new voting machines used in Ohio, Florida and in other States. There was a lot of publicity regarding the fact that the machines provided NO "paper receipt" for the voter, NO "paper trail" of any sort, to be able to later confirm that the machine generated the correct totals. (4) Within hours after the Election, there were a number of claims that, occasionally Democratic voters believed that their vote was recorded as Republican, or even that occasionally, it reduced the Democratic total! (I am not sure how voters could have gotten any data to believe such things, but they were certainly in the news. (5) Ohio, the State where Diebold's factory happens to be, turned out to be the single State that decided the Presidential Election, using all Diebold machines, none of which could be later checked for accurate totals. My thoughts: NOT any "conspiracy" but if Diebold and maybe one or two intimate programmers, had added into the compiled programming of the voting machines, something like what I believe exists in Solitaire, no one would ever have any way of confirming or denying anything! At the time, I thought there was a single possibility to pursue. Peter Jennings happened to be a pretty good friend of mine, and I had described this to him. He laughed and joked that I was becoming a "conspiracy theorist"! He knew that I have always been a very careful Physicist, and not prone to "conspiracy theories" or anything like that. I had asked him to have ABC News try to obtain a few voting machines, in the days AFTER the election, and then have staffers pretend to cast votes, enough thousands to see if there were any scientifically valid statistical variations. I hoped that the ABC staffers might carefully "cast" 500 Kerry votes and 500 Bush votes, to make sure that the totals were exactly always 500, 500. If they were consistently even 498, 502, THAT would have swung the Ohio Election winner! Peter didn't realize that I was really serious, and I do not think he ever had ABC News try to obtain any of those machines. They have probably been given new software by now, and so no one will or could ever know about this. But when the President of the company that manufactured the voting machines GUARANTEED that Bush would win, along with giving a million dollars, I sort of wonder if Diebold might have been willing to "bend some ethical rules" to achieve his end! I don't know if this interests you, and I certainly do not think there is any way to (now) document anything, specifically because there were NO "paper trails", a unique situation in National Elections! I admit that I wondered if Diebold had become arrogant enough to think that he "couldn't get caught" and might have sent identically programmed voting machines to Iraq for their elections. But I would find it hard to believe that he could be that stupid! I don't really see what could (now) be done regarding this, but I find the "coincidences" to be "extremely unlikely" without some dark actions being involved.
Around 1990, I realized that there was immense energy available in the rotational energy of the Earth spinning, and I did extensive research in that area. I eventually decided to create a web-page on my efforts in 2002. I received the following introductory note on Feb. 20, 2006. It turns out that the Soviet Union had done massive research on this concept beginning around 1970 (far before me!).
When they found my web-page, they realized that I had some insights that might benefit their continuing research, now in the Ukraine. Their approach have always been along the same line, and they apparently build hundreds of devices that attempted to use this concept but all of them were failures! By their descriptions, they always used massive gear-trains to speed up the effect of the very slow rotation of the earth. They apparently felt, and apparently still feel, that they can overcome all the frictional losses in gearing up rotation by factors of 100,000 to one! But I doubt it! My approaches (and attempts at prototypes) have always been based on an entirely different approach, where the speeds of rotation involved are actually rather slow, never over even 100 rpm!
The Ukrainian research group was VERY interested in us working together on advancing this concept. However, they were reminded that their government had a requirement that they were ONLY allowed to work with Institutes and Universities! They were surprised that I am an independent researcher. They BEGGED me to lie about being associated with some University so that they could continue to work with me! But it is outside the range of things I would do to outright lie just to enable such efforts, it would be totally deception! So they went away and have never returned!
Hello. My name is Igor Tkachenko. I'm from Ukraine. I've read some articles on your web site (e.g. powerplt.html) and very interested in discussing Electric Power Plants topic with the Author. Would you please doing me a favour and give some detailed contact information (address or E-Mail) of Mr. C. Johnson, Theoretical Physicist, Univ of Chicago? Thank you very much. Best regards, Igor Tkachenko
Before that conversation ended, I wound up discussing with other people an invention I came up with (which is NOT described in any web-page!) regarding producing massive amounts of electricity from very low-head flood control dams. So I sent the following note on Feb. 26, 2006. No one has previously felt that such dams are high enough to provide usable amounts of electricity. I had brought it up because Russia had just shut down the entire supply of energy to the Ukraine over a political dispute, and I thought that their country could use a way to become nearly completely energy-independent.
I was educated at the University of Chicago, and received my degree in Physics there. I later attended Graduate School at Purdue University, but declined their Degree because I respected the University of Chicago far more. On completing College, I was dismayed to learn that virtually all potential employment in Physics at that time was either directly or indirectly related to weapons development, which I would not participate in. My life therefore took a turn toward "independent research" (while also inventing a highly efficient woodburning stove and operating a company to manufacture and sell many of them). That manufacturing experience has provided me with great amounts of "practical experience" which most Physicists seem to lack, regarding "actual devices" and "real problems to solve". The combination has been quite useful to me, in being able to "invent" a concept, do the Math and Physics to confirm it and then do the Engineering and construction to design and build it. All of the "projects" I have ever found really important have involved "attempting to do good" somehow, and that eventually led me to study for the Ministry (1992-1996) and to become a Christian Pastor, which is my "official" occupational position now. -- Regarding what we might do, we have only communicated in the broadest of generalities so far, and there seem an extremely wide range of potential areas of mutual effort. I am obviously intrigued by whatever research has been explored regarding gyroscopes. Regarding the hydroelectric device, because I see the construction time to be very brief, I see no reason that any commitment would need to be contemplated for more than one such device initially. Assuming you were pleased with its performance, many more could be discussed. Their construction and operation would not then be significantly delayed. I mention this because the benefits appear to be rather soon, where gyroscope research may not result in actual benefits for some extended time. I hope this information is sufficient for a starting point.
It certainly seems to me that the FBI chose to do a very amateurish and brief attempt to look at the glue on those envelopes. It certainly seemed to me that they seemed to NOT want to actually find the guilty person! (It later turned out that the FBI apparently CHOSE a designated target, where they apparently did not even want to find any evidence which might have contradicted what they had already decided. Later, still, it was discovered that the FBI had aggressively harassed their chosen target, but that they eventually found that he could NOT have been guilty! Did that discourage the FBI? Not at all! They simply chose a DIFFERENT man to harass, who apparently was also absolutely innocent of what they constantly accused him of having done.
It is my guess that the envelopes probably STILL EXIST somewhere in FBI archives. So, IF an actual CAREFUL and SCIENTIFIC examination is ever done to those envelopes, we might still be able to learn WHO the guilty person was late in 2001.
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