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Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on February 17, 2009

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/IRRESPONSIBILITY!

“Banks are to be blame for financial crisis, predominantly British and American banks.” This statement above is a bit of a populist ‘blame-everyone-but-me” approach.

No doubt banks are partially responsible due to the some dodgy deals such as Credit Default Swap (CDS) pioneered by JP Morgan in the mid 1990s and predatory sub-prime mortgage lending. British and American consumers are at fault as well.

On average, each British spend (spent?) 175% while an American spend (spent?) 150% of the salary they earned. They live on credit (AKA debt). A consumer’s debt is a bank’s profit and since an average trans-Atlantic Anglo-American consumer/customer is heavily on debt, no wonder liquidity runs dry and hence the credit crunch.

No government dares to ask their electorate to change into a more ‘miserly’ lifestyle and responsibly shoulder part of the blame. The governments gladly/grudgingly exaggerated the victimhood mentality of their citizens to pin the blame entirely on financial institutions. They should be thought about personal responsibility.

WONG SAI WAN, MALAYSIA’S ALAN GREENSPAN?

Wong Sai Wan is an idiotic layman from The Star who does not deserve to be journalist or editor. He claims that by talking about how bad Malaysia’s economy is, we actually help to aggravate the dire economic situation.

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Give me money and I will keep them in jail!!!

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on February 14, 2009

Two judges pleaded guilty on Thursday to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention centre in Pennsylvania in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences.

Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, entered plea agreements in federal court in Scranton admitting that they took payoffs from PA Childcare and a sister company, Western PA Childcare, between 2003 and 2006.

“Your statement that I have disgraced my judgeship is true,” Ciavarella wrote in a letter to the court. “My actions have destroyed everything I worked to accomplish and I have only myself to blame.”

Conahan, who along with Ciavarella faces up to seven years in prison, did not make any comment on the case.

When someone is sent to a detention centre, the company running the facility receives money from the county government to defray the cost of incarceration. So as more children were sentenced to the detention centre, PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare received more money from the government, prosecutors said.

Teenagers who came before Ciavarella in juvenile court often were sentenced to detention centres for minor offences that would typically have been classified as misdemeanours, according to the Juvenile Law Centre, a Philadelphia nonprofit group.

One 17-year-old boy was sentenced to three months’ detention for being in the company of another minor caught shoplifting.

Others were given similar sentences for “simple assault” resulting from a schoolyard scuffle that would normally draw a warning, a spokeswoman for the Juvenile Law Centre said.

The Constitution guarantees the right to legal representation in U.S. courts. But many of the juveniles appeared before Ciavarella without an attorney because they were told by the probation service that their minor offences didn’t require one.

Marsha Levick, chief counsel for the Juvenile Law Centre, estimated that of approximately 5,000 juveniles who came before Ciavarella from 2003 and 2006, between 1,000 and 2,000 received excessively harsh detention sentences. She said the centre will sue the judges, PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare for financial compensation for their victims.

“That judges would allow their greed to trump the rights of defendants is just obscene,” Levick said.

The judges attempted to hide their income from the scheme by creating false records and routing payments through intermediaries, prosecutors said.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court removed Ciavarella and Conahan from their duties after federal prosecutors filed charges on January 26. The court has also appointed a judge to review all the cases involved.

This is absolutely disgusting. The consequences of unhindered capitalism lead to the global financial collapse and along with the economy. Social activism and/or welfare should never be subjected to capitalism or managed by businesses. PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare are both prime examples.

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Najib adopts people-first leadership style!!!

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on February 10, 2009

Najib adopts people-first leadership styleexclaimed Wong Chun Wai at the Star on the 9th of Feb! That stupid servant of a f***king bitch has the balls to parade around his zealously idiotic and obvious statement to bluff only the illiterate making a contemptuous mockery of the rest of the Malaysians who are more politically and socially conscientious and knowledgeable.

Hey uncle! Do you, this despicable tramp know the meaning of democracy? A leader in a democratic society is by default, a leader with people-first mentality! Do you need a secondary school RE-education in history? You seem so bedazzled to suddenly think of our future PM as the first ‘democratic Messiah’ Malaysians have ever had in our 50 years of DEMOCRACY!

Are you trying to convince us or bamboozle yourself with your own ignorance and stupidity? Yes, indeed for the past 5 decades, Malaysia is a place for anarchy and despotism, in case you are mentally retarded, I was being sarcastic there (learning to state the obvious from you, uncle).

Let me quote a statement from you:

“Most times, the remarks are candid and no holds barred. Najib is equally open with his feelings.”

Are you referring to the incident where he wanted to bathe the keris in Chinese blood? Is that the no-holds-barred truth you are referring to or conveniently try to forget hoping that the rest of us are as forgetful as you, uncle? Just to let you know, at your age, you are more prone to alzheimer or dementia compared to the remainder of more than 50% of the Malaysian population.

Again let me quote from you:

“He (Najib) carefully takes down notes of cases he needs to follow up while his aides listen attentively.”

His aides should be the RAKYAT too, no? Isn’t Perak by democratic default, be under the leadership of PR through the POWER of the RAKYAT? You can’t possibly brag about how socially conscentious Najib is, yet knowing that he resort to establishing a BN state government in Perak in objectionably undemocratic and ethically repugnant way, against the WISHES of the RAKYAT!

Is this so-called the PEOPLE-FIRST LEADERSHIP that you flaunt, on behalf of Najib, so nonchalantly? If you don’t know about the change in governance in Perak, then it is clear your general knowledge is severely lacking and your so-called journalistic professionalism and Dato’ship are just pooh-bahs.

Another statement which I can’t help but quote from you again:

“…Najib made another refreshing commitment – the Government will examine and make necessary changes to its policies to regain the people’s trust and confidence after losing their support in the March 8 polls.”

May I ask again for the umpteenth time, how in your opinion is he going to regain our trust? So far since last general election, time and again, you are trying to reassure YOURSELF only that this datuk or that Dato’ has been doing with the Rakyat’s best interest at heart. Let me just quote you an example, BN has been serenading outside your window for the umpteenth time to improve public transport, expand and improve the rail network with a politically dubious “CLEAN STATE” which left you in hormonal, teenage-like lust for BN. No?! I dare you to refute my claims.

I hate Malaysia’s political scene and I can’t be bothered to immerse myself in political conspiracy kerfuffles cooked up by our ‘beloved’ politicians as I don’t find myself becoming more intelligent or educated in the process. The only skill I can possibly pick up if I immerse myself long enough in this unnostalgic politics is learning the skill to be a hated figure. Look at Najib, look at Jelapang’s Hee, look at Badawi. Enough said.

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Getting smarter or dumber?

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on January 19, 2009

Dumbing down or wising up? The Daily Telegraph mentioned that we are the bigger fools to think everyone around us are getting dumber than us. The Economist has had a very interesting debate recently, one side vociferously arguing that we are all smartening up, championing the role of internet in enlightening people, while the other side says that the internet is the cause of a dumbing down society because people started to stop reading books. The latter’s tone in her argument does come off as pompous, bombastic, arrogant, detached and elitist. However objectionable I found the latter’s tone and insinuation to be, I was still fascinated by the ability of the latter to present rather substantively persuasive argument though I am still firmly rooted in the notion that we are wising up.

Let’s take Malaysians as an example, are Malaysians now more politically aware than four decades ago? As much as many of us would like to moan that we are not politically astute enough, I believe it has been a tremendous progress in awareness. The evidence is for everyone to see, the growth of Malaysian political blogs which would otherwise have remained stagnant has it not been attributed to the growth of readership or the stunning turn around of the opposition gains in the last general election. An increasing number of people have left the ‘Plesantville’ delusion, so no, we are not dumbing down, I would concur that we are wising up, all thanks to internet. We are not alone, the Singaporeans, the Kenyans, the Americans, all of them have joined the fray too. Ironically, while the ‘dumbing down’ supporter has vehemently defended the integrity and the need for ubiquity of the printing press in making us ‘cultured’, I doubt many would agree with her. It is the monopoly of the printing press by some ‘omnipotent’ forces that have made us ‘dumb’, but not anymore.

Let’s take the Cantopop scene as an example of wising up, not that it was that dumb anyway. Listeners now are insatiable for something edgier, funkier with more novelty hence the existence of a new generation of stars like David Tao, Wang Li Hom or Jay Chou (not that I like him anyway because he appears to mumble unintelligibly through his lyrics rather than singing, but I guess that is what makes him appear edgy to other listeners). My point is that these stars are there because they help to challenge and stretch the knowledge of musical realm people have grown familiar and weary with. Wising up is after all hunger for knowledge isn’t it?

It has been so much easier to access information online, with just a click, I can access to dictionary, encyclopaedia, latest up-to-date journals, music and erotic art. Oops, did I say erotic? I mean exotic. It has been said that in the past, being a single-minded in any field of knowledge has been considered deep and insightful, though there is a growing consensus it is now considered rigid, inflexible and aloof. How do I know more about music other than what were imposed onto me by radio DJs and MTV VJs? Internet! Through it, I learn more about say Astor Piazolla, Yanni, Modern Talking, Bob Marley, Mana, Frank Sinatra, the Big Bands and Latin Pop alongside the mainstream music. These are not what I can get from my normal radio and TV channels.

With internet, it is becoming increasingly cheaper to obtain knowledge. We don’t have to pay about RM20 every week to subscribe to an issue of The Economist, we can do that through the internet without paying any subscription fees. On the up side of internet participation, we could even participate and present arguments in an Oxford style debate on The Economist without actually attending Oxford University. Now who dares say one is not an Oxford intellectual? Also, the Economist gains its revenue from online advertisement, more profit if there are more visitors to the website. If we are dumbing down, The Economist would have gone insolvent since there wouldn’t be online advertising revenue. In fact, since information is now free on internet, The Economist actually gained more readership.

Just because I rarely read books do not make me any less intelligent or less cultured than those who read autobiographies of David Beckham or Gordon Ramsay, or the literary classical composition of Charles Dickens and Anna Sewell. I may know more about quantum mechanics, astrophysics or the string theory from New Scientist, but does that make me culturally inferior to someone who has read Homer’s Illiad or studied the etymology of Latin words? Culture is ever-changing. Before the coming of the printing press, oral story-telling from bards was a culture before it was replaced by the printing press. Need I say more? Besides, culture is not about sticking to tradition, if sticking to tradition is a prerequisite for culture, there would be no culture at all since tradition is relative to time period. Culture is about the ability to learn to appreciate and understand the true work of art and knowledge of all time periods including the present. Living in the past is not culture, it’s Amish.

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Biomass to replace oil?

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on January 14, 2009

Human civilisation has been increasingly becoming ever more reliant on fossil fuel as primary energy source to sustain its own growth and comfort. However, the usage of fossil fuel is unsustainable as it converts large amount of carbon fuel into carbon dioxide, which would otherwise be stored in natural carbon reservoirs deep inside the earth crust.

Biomass is a much cleaner alternative to fossil fuel as it does not directly interfere with the natural carbon cycle, i.e. since biomass will either decay or be consumed as food source by organisms releasing carbon dioxide anyway, using biomass as fuel source does not increase the aggregate amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Usage of biomass in energy industry had not been economically appealing because fossil fuel is cheaper. It is only when fossil fuel becomes more expensive, then only does biomass appear to be more economically attractive. Although price of oil has taken a turn downwards of late, it is projected to go up again late 2009 (as forecasted by BP and Shell), hence biomass appeal will not wane.

The cheapest use of biomass comes from waste products such as wood bark, sawmill dust and waste cooking oil. These products do not compete with agricultural food products, neither do they occupy fertile land specifically for food purposes, hence they are not ethically controversial unlike the usage ‘sugarcane to ethanol’ in Brazil or ‘palm-oil to bio-diesel’ in Indonesia and Malaysia. Another potential benefit is that it does not directly require large swathes of biologically diverse rainforest to be deforested and converted for agricultural use.

Gasification converts biomass to syngas (in the form of hydrogen and methane gas) with tar and char as waste products. Tar in syngas is undesirable as it can potentially foul gas combustor and fuel cell. The amount of tar can be reduced by using catalysts such as dolomite and nickel, producing more syngas as a result. The char can be recycled back for further gasification.

Apart from having a cheap source of biomass, it is also vital to have a technologically reliable process with good investment opportunity. Fluid bed technology scores well in both technological strength and market attractiveness.

Also, using fluid bed for gasification is essentially a self-sustaining process, i.e, the amount of heat it produces from partial burning of biomass is more than enough to offset the heat it consumes to produce syngas. Otherwise, it will be an idiotically oxymoronic to use fossil fuel to generate syngas from biomass.

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Recession comes, nature’s respite?

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on January 4, 2009

Wow, time flies, it has been more than one month since I last blogged. I have to thank my fellow Dandelions for keeping this blog alive. There has been one issue which bothered me for a long, long time yet I have procrastinated for aeons. Finally, I managed to squeeze in some time to whinge.

As we all know, the world economy is in turmoil. The effects here in UK have been drastic in just roughly a month when I was away. Already one or two high street retailers have closed down one of its branches where I window-shopped. There are heavy discounts available at other still surviving high street retailers, although some retailers either stung by reality of bankruptcy or just being really innovative in their advertising gimmick nonchalantly flaunt the phrase ‘LIQUIDATION SALE’. Literally, it means ‘tau koh sale’ in hokkien or ‘tak ada duit sale’ in malay.

I did actually think that economic slowdown will give mother nature a temporary respite from unsustainable growth in the use of resources but I think I might have been slightly naïve. As economy unexpectedly goes from bad to worse, so does the price of oil which has tumbled to less than $40 per barrel (from an all-time high of $147 just less than 6 months ago) even when OPEC announced that they were going to drastically cut oil production! Already there have been reports that companies are cutting funds to more environmentally friendly research and technology due to the lack of cash. Also, since oil price has fallen so much (three fold), economically, there is no longer an incentive to invest in more expensive alternative energy. In the long term, such delays are bad for the environment since the more-resource-consuming practices and equipments will be phased out much later.

However, all is not lost. I have recently found out that BP and Shell have bought and stored up a lot of oil (when oil went down below $50 per barrel) in the form of off-shore super-tankers that they either own or rent. They are anticipating a surge in oil prices again later this year. This strategy of buying oil at low prices, store up then sell when prices are high and so earning millions or billions of dollars in profit. This reassured me that there is still hope for green technology. Companies with good foresight and planning will know that low oil prices are only temporary; hence cutting out excessively on green technology will hurt their long term growth and reduce their competitive edge against other more business and technology savvy frontrunners. So, maybe there is a temporary setback for green technology but the effect is not long-lasting as I have initially feared.

What happens to those who lack the foresight, thinking their political clout or superior lobbying at the White House allow them to be less competitive? Let’s take a look at General Motors, Chrysler and Ford, the Big Three of Denver as examples. Their automobiles on average are much more fuel consuming than an average European or Japanese automobiles. When oil price shot up to more than $100 per barrel, people including the Americans start abandoning the Big Three for their European and Japanese counterparts. When economy goes into recession with the accompanying credit crunch, oil price may have gone down too, but people’s wallets have gone tighter as well. They can’t switch to American automobiles with the current shortage of credit. That is why this recession is hitting these Big Three of Denver the most. Non-American automobile companies are of course suffering too but their situation is not as dire. I find solace in their quagmire because I know this will serve as reminder and reference to surviving industries that stupidity is an ill-afford ‘luxury’.

For now, I will sign off here and wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

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Songs for today are…..

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on November 21, 2008

I don’t know what is wrong with me today. I keep listening to love songs from different eras. Anyway, here is what I like to share

Haddaway: What is love?

Jennifer Paige: Crush

Michael Learns To Rock: That’s why you go away

Richard Marx: Hazard

One Republic: Apologise/Apologize

I find that I like this original version without Timberland much better.

My previous post on music includes

Alternative music (the old, the undergound and the cool)

My favourite music (part 2), dedicated to….

Music of my heart (Part 1)

A little nostalgia and some nice songs

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Wong Chun Wai faces off Lim Kit Siang? Mahathir faces off Najib?

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on November 20, 2008

I was wondering what the brouhaha was all about between Wong Chun Wai and Lim Kit Siang when I was skimming through The Star online. I would rather not dwell on the constitutional jargon to rebut Wong Chun Wai like Lim Kit Siang did, as jurisprudence is not my forte. I have to scorn (the idea not the person) this particularly crass and self-centred statement from Wong Chun Wai was stating that non-Muslim NGOs should stay away from the fatwas on yoga and tomboyism, as these religious rulings did not affect non-Muslims”.

Quoting from Haris Ibrahim,

“Is this not advocating the UMNO / MCA / MIC ‘Melayu jaga Melayu, Cina jaga Cina, India jaga India’ mentality?

Stand up for the marginalised? Why? We’re from the privileged class.

We should not concern ourselves with the Revathis and the Lina Joys and the Subashini’s because, hey, whatever that’s being done to them does not infringe our rights, no?

So what if families are torn apart? Ours is intact!

What temple demolitions? We did not notice any. Sorry,we were too busy praying in our churches and mosques, all intact, to notice.

Why candlelight vigil for the release of ISA detainees when we’re on the outside? After all, we’re at large. Our rights are unaffected.”

I think Haris Ibrahim has pretty much summed up my thought about the whole issue. For years we tend to complain how our fellow citizens lack civic-mindedness. If we mind our business, who are we to say “accuse road bullies for being inconsiderate”? Also, I disagree with Wong Chun Wai accusing Lim Kit Siang for resorting to name-calling and bullying to put down Wong Chun Wai. Upon inspecting the Lim Kit Siang’s blog, I don’t find any particular persona non grata statements. The most negative from Lim Kit Siang is most probably this segment of his statement,

“But what is most mischievous, unprofessional and unacceptable is the insinuation that the DAP…”

Is this name-calling or bullying? I have seen worse, yet this statement is what I believe is to be called CONSTRUCTIVE CRITCISM. I mean, Lim Kit Siang did suggest a solution/solutions to his criticism. How can a constructive criticism be a bad thing? Or is it possible for any of us to be so insulated from the years of being a political sycophant that anything that is does not resemble a reward seems like an atomic bomb? I do like A FEW of Wong Chun Wai’s article but this latest blog post of his is objectionable.

On a totally different note, is Mahathir turning into Najib’s adversary? Well Najib is not doing things the way Mahathir wants it to be and because of this, Mahathir is threatening to release the name of UMNO members involved in money politics. I doubt his threat was intended for Badawi otherwise Mahathir would have done that long time ago. When Badawi took over from Mahathir, Badawi was relatively ‘clean’ and was also relatively a ‘political nobody’, hence Mahathir has no funny leverage against Badawi to blackmail Badawi himself. Najib is a different story altogether. Though Mahathir did not explicitly mention who he intends to ‘deleverage’ against but my bet will be on Najib. Will Mahathir get his way? Between Mahathir and Najib, we have seen relationship vacillating between friends, then enemies, then friends again and now it seems like it is teetering towards enmity again.

Sigh! So many social and political conundrums!

 

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Science and Maths in English or Bahasa Malaysia? PART 3

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on November 18, 2008

There have been heated discussions of late in Bongkersz’s blog and Noktah Hitam’s blog on the role of BM in our education system. Losing BM as a national identity because Science and Maths are taught in English is just a histrionic bugaboo, in my humble opinion.

Education is important, even if it means introducing English in economically beneficial subjects. One can always have the homework to read, collate data and analyse text from English books but making a Malay presentation of the work done. Of course, it doesn’t have to be fixed roles for both languages, the roles can be reversed. This way we kill two birds in one stone.

Education leads to economic prosperity. Without economic prosperity, what is going to be our bread and butter or Bahasa Malaysia alone? I wish I can eat my own words without trying to earn a living, pun intended. Teaching science and maths in English isn’t going to make BM go extinct. There is always poetry, local judiciary process, public bureaucratic procedures, Siti Nurhaliza and our local poster boy, MAWIIIIIIIIIIII! Okay, okay, it is a chutzpah for me to scream out for Mawi so stop taunting me over him!

Who would cater for the Malaysian market if there are no BM users? Unfortunately, Malaysians are not Chinese in China (pardon me for being emphatic about the latter to prevent causing unwanted confusion with chauvinistic Malaysian Chinese). With their (Chinese in China) stupendously gargantuan demand power, foreigners who want to make business dealings with China have to kowtow to Chinese language. Malaysia unfortunately is neither the supply superpower or demand superpower. Malaysian economic prosperity is based on export rather than domestic demand-pushed economic growth. In a dog eat dog world, we have to learn English to maintain (if not decay into oblivion) one of our economic advantage which IS/WAS the language barrier or rather, the lack of language barrier with foreigners. We may not beat China in demand power but at least we do not just surrender to China with our white flag, forsake English and so making Malaysia even more economically unattractive than it already is.

My selfish instinct wants to stick by to libertarian principles: that everyone is free to do what they want to do. If others are stupid enough to cocoon themselves, it will be their fault, no? Unfortunately, one only gets more freedom to choose wisely from having more knowledge and the access to knowledge is restricted by wealth. In this specific case, I would stick by to Marxist and Confucius principles. According to the former, individuals aren’t exactly ‘free’ to do what they want. They are to a certain extent, controlled by the level of ignorance laid upon them. For the greater good of the society (a combination of Confucius and Marxist schools of thought), I would probably incorporate English into Science and Maths classes though not necessary to replace BM completely. Free people from the ignorance-induced limitations: that is true freedom. I believe THE JOB that should be done is rather to create a ‘no holds barred’ environment for everyone. Only upon doing as such and if there are still some who would still like to cocoon themselves, it will then ultimately be their responsibility.

As for improving the standards of BM

1) Leadership by example: If our PM or any of our other politicians are great orators or writers, they can revive the interest in BM. Astound public with beauty of the language to arouse the public interest in the language like Shakespeare, Barack Obama, Winston Churchill. We learn from their leaders and idols, and we will quote beautiful phrases from the greats while learning.

2) Cooperate with Indonesia in area of science and technology. Teaching English in science and maths classes doesn’t mean that we can’t publish papers in BM. Not just any papers, but scientific journals for example, palm oil technology where Malaysia has got a decent head start. This will encourage a greater number of cross referencing in BM between both countries increasing its usage. People will be willing to put in some extra effort just to get hold of the knowledge from a good science journal. It doesn’t matter if they employ a translator to do the job because if they do, they also create a demand for BM/English linguists for translation jobs, increasing the usage of BM.

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Scientology is stupid!

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on November 13, 2008

Now I know why Tom Cruise went all loony. It is Scientology that is crazy. Let me quote from wikipedia

1st paragraph

When a person dies – or, in Scientology terms, when a thetan abandons their physical body – they go to a “landing station” on the planet Venus, where the thetan is re-implanted and told lies about its past life and its next life. The Venusians take the thetan, “capsule” it, and send it back to Earth to be dumped into the ocean off the coast of California. Says Hubbard, “If you can get out of that, and through that, and wander around through the cities and find some girl who looks like she is going to get married or have a baby or something like that, you’re all set. And if you can find the maternity ward to a hospital or something, you’re OK. And you just eventually just pick up a baby.” To avoid these inconveniences, Hubbard advised Scientologists to refuse to go to Venus after their death.

2nd paragraph

Xenu (also Xemu), according to science fiction writer and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, was the dictator of the “Galactic Confederacy” who, 75 million years ago, brought billions[1] of his people to Earth in DC-8-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes and killed them using hydrogen bombs. Scientology holds that their essences remained, and that they form around people in modern times, causing them spiritual harm.The story of Xenu is part of Scientologist teachings on extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in Earthly events, collectively described as space opera by Hubbard.

 

Now that lights up my day, don’t you think?

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