Two stories of the Japanese who saved the lives of Jewish refugees from the Nazis


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Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania.
During World War II, he helped 6,000 Jews to leave the country by issuing transit visas so that they could travel to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family’s lives.
The Jews who escaped were refugees from German-occupied Western Poland or Russian-occupied Eastern Poland as well as residents of Lithuania.
In 1985, Israel named him to the Righteous Among The Nations for his actions, the only Japanese national to be so honored.

Chiune Sugihara remembered by Jewish Survivors:

Second story:

The year 1938.
In the extreme cold of temperatures below 20 degrees, many Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi persecution were held up in Otopol at the Soviet border of Manchuria.
While the Manchukuo Foreign Ministry Immigration Office refused to grant them visas due to the watchfulness of their German allies, the Harbin secret military chief at that time, Major General Kiichiro Higuchi, saved the lives of those Jewish refugees on the verge of freezing to death, estimated to be up to twenty thousand.
He rightfully declared to the Chief of Staff of the Kantou Army, Major General Hideki Tojo: “Japan is not a vassal state of Nazi Germany. Is it truly correct for us to carry Hitler’s stick to make misery on unwanted people?”
It would be two years until Chiune Sugihara was appointed as Lithuanian Consulate in Kaunas and issued “Visas for Life”.

The miracle of General Kiichiro Higuchi:

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The unlikely struggle of the family whose neighbor was Area 51


(partial view of Groom Lake can be seen in this photo, courtesy of the Sheahan family….CLICK THE PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT)

by Tyler Rogoway, FOXTROT ALPHA/JALOPNIK – – November 9, 2015:


“Plenty of landowners have fought the government over plans to seize their property.
But the Sheahan family of Nevada have not spent decades defending some mundane corner of farmland from being covered by a proposed interstate.
The Sheahans’ ancestral mining land was seized over its very unique next-door neighbor: America’s top secret flight test facility, known to most as Area 51.

It’s remarkable the Sheahans wanted to save this place at all.
It is a place where the family claims they were strafed by machine gun fire.
Where cancer and burns came as a likely result of nuclear detonations mere miles away. Where they have faced invasive, terrifying security measures from men in uniform.

Now, after years of trying to maintain a grasp on their beloved property, the Sheahans got the boot once and for all by the United States Air Force.
The military acted to condemn the family’s property, and they are seeking in court what they hope will be adequate compensation for their land and for their struggles.
But how do you appraise a property that exists under such strange circumstances?
How do you get the fair value of a place whose biggest resource is its bizarre view?
And how does one family prevail over a titan as big as the United States military?”

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(Area 51 in the distance, by Groom Lake….photo, courtesy of the Sheahan family………..CLICK THE PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT)


Here is the only report made after the government officially took over the family’s property in October of 2015….Channel 8 News, Las Vegas, Nevada – – November 11, 2015:


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Now is the most important moment of your life, not yesterday, not tomorrow, but right now !!


Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but right now….this very moment.
Let’s not dwell in what happened yesterday. Yesterday is gone.
Neither should we dwell in what might happen tomorrow. Let tomorrow come first.
Let’s not dwell in what you have (or not) accomplished in the past.

In order not to dwell in the past we must think about life and death, and death and life.
They are inter-connected.
Let us begin with death, a subject matter that most people do not want to discuss.
Did you know that death actually begins the moment we are born?
It’s a slow process.
The moment we are born we are immersed into this physical world and begin to experience sickness and disease and finally we die a physical death.
For some it could be very short.
For others death may come in an unexpected way before sickness and disease take over.

We all have an appointed time for death.
This thought sounds rather morbid but let’s face it.
This is a fact.

Therefore, to the best of our ability, we must live these precious few moments of life to the fullest possible and take time to enjoy it while we can.

We must continually thank “God” (or the “Creator”, or the “Designer” or whatever you may describe God to be, to the best of our “finite” mind) for giving us this precious physical life, even though it’s a short life.

We must not hate ourselves but love ourselves for who God created us to be.
But more than that, we must love others more than ourselves and do good to others.
This is the golden rule.

We must also continue to have total faith (or unconditional “TRUST” or “RELIANCE”) in God and live the way He would want us to live.
This may sound strange, but since we are all taking the journey to death, the most important time in our life, therefore, is NOW.
The past cannot be repeated.
What happened even a few seconds ago cannot be repeated.
It’s gone.
The past is history.
We have the PAST, PRESENT and the FUTURE.
Our finite mind cannot see the FUTURE.

This is why the most important period of our life is NOW, this very minute, this very second!!
We need to thank “God” (or the “Creator”, or the “Designer” or whatever you may describe God to be, to the best of our “finite” mind) for giving us the opportunity to be here, even for a short time.

We need to thank “God” every single day for giving us this precious life to live.
We need to thank “God” for every new breath that we can continue to breathe while on earth, even if we may be so sick in bed and are faced with death.
Yes, many times we may feel that it is extremely difficult to do, but we must try.
We must continue to count our blessings every day.

By the way, there are no such things as “coincidences” in our lives, if we fully trust in the “Creator”.

There may be a reason for everything that happened so far in our personal lives.
Moreover, we do make many mistakes and made bad decisions.
There’s no turning back the clock to change the events that happened in our lives.
We can only learn from the past mistakes and ask for forgiveness for our mistakes.

Many times we question “God” (or the “Creator” or “Designer” or whatever you may call God to be, to the best of our “finite” mind) why certain things, especially “bad things”, happen in our lives.
But we must bear in mind that God never wishes “bad things” in our lives.
God never creates “bad things”.
God is not the creator of evil.

Often times we have tragic moments in our lives which are beyond our doing.
At the time of the tragic event, we tend to question God and even complain to Him why the tragedy happened.

But later on, as the years go by, we come to a point and realize that had it not been for that tragedy in the past that I would not be here where I am, not only physically, mentally but above all and most importantly, spiritually.
We didn’t see it right then before.

As they say, “all things work out for the good for those who love and trust Him”.
Lastly, together with this thought, we can rest assured that God answers all our sincere prayers.

There are only three ways that “God” answers our prayers.
That is: YES, NO or NOT NOW.

When we ask God for a certain thing:

1) God can respond and say “YES”. “You will get your wish right away”.

2) God can respond and say “NO”.
(God knows exactly what is good for you).

When God says “NO”, He will give you an alternative to your request.
He will say “NO, but I will give you something that is even better for you, and you will know the reason why later on, in due time”.
and finally,

3) God can respond and say “YES, but not now, you will just have to wait patiently and then it will be granted. Now is not the right time, but it will be granted at the most appropriate time for you.”


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Have we detected an alien megastructure in space?…..keep an open mind – – by Seth Shostak


(Illustration by JPL – Caltech/NASA….KIC 8462852, a.k.a. Tabby’s star, shows a pattern of behavior that has perplexed scientists and fascinated amateurs…we still don’t know what’s causing it)

by Seth Shostak, for THE GUARDIAN – – August 12, 2016:


For more than 50 years, we’ve been scanning the skies with king-size antennas, hoping to pick up a radio signal from space that would prove the existence of other technically adept beings. So far, our efforts have found only senseless static – it’s been a long fishing expedition without so much as a nibble.

However, today there are people who believe that someone is tugging on the line. They suggest that the peculiar behavior of a nondescript star 8,000 trillion miles away could be tipping us off to a massive alien construction project.
That’s an exciting prospect, and not entirely fanciful. After all, tens of billions of biology-friendly planets speckle our galaxy. Surely at least some of those worlds house intelligent beings. If not, then Earth is a miracle, an explanation of last resort for science.

The star in question bears the unsentimental name, KIC 8462852, although is more colloquially know as Tabby’s star in a nod to the Yale University astronomer, Tabetha Boyajian, who led the team that discovered its strange behavior. Tabby’s star was observed by Nasa’s Kepler space telescope, and– thanks largely to the work of astronomy enthusiasts – was found to be a very erratic light source.

Over the course of days, this star can dim by more than 20%, something that ordinary stars never do. Then it will brighten, followed by a relapse of darkening weeks or months later. The amount of dimming is variable, and doesn’t occur with the regular cadence that would mark the presence of an orbiting planet.

When this odd behavior was first recognized, several possible explanations were offered by Boyajian’s team. The most favored was the presence of large clouds of dust from disintegrated comets around Tabby’s star. The orbiting detritus would occasionally mask its light.

But a more intriguing explanation was also proffered: perhaps this star shelters a planet boasting a civilization older and more technically adept than our own. And perhaps these advanced beings have embarked on a massive engineering project, building phalanxes of orbiting solar panels to supply the energy needs of their society. This space-borne construction could cause the dimming.

This idea is so appealing, it has convinced some that an alien megastructure not only accounts for this star’s eccentricities, but also constitutes the first credible evidence for extraterrestrials. This thesis was first broached by Pennsylvania State University astronomer Jason Wright, and was quickly picked up by an enthusiastic space media.
However, before alerting the United Federation of Planets, consider the historical record. Just about every time astronomers have found mysterious behavior in the skies, someone has claimed it’s the work of aliens.

In the 1960s, Cambridge astronomers found puzzling radio pulses coming from our galaxy – pulses as regular as the best clocks. They half-seriously suggested that these might be due to LGMs, or Little Green Men. In fact, they were natural signals from dead stars. At about the same time, some Russian astronomers noted erratic radio transmissions from distant galaxies, which they also dared to propose were caused by aliens trying to get in touch. In fact, they were just giant black holes doing their thing.

There are other examples, but the lesson of history is manifest: if you give aliens the credit for strange phenomena, you’re probably wrong.

Still, skepticism shouldn’t yield to cynicism. After all, the premise that someone is out there is supported by many scientists, and no reasonable evidence should be ignored. In the case of Tabby’s star, there are also new clues. A recent analysis of Kepler data by astronomers Ben Montet and Joshua Simon has shown that this object can slowly, and unevenly, fade over the course of just a few years. Again, this is not standard operating practice for stars. It also makes explanations of Tabby’s star based on either pulverized comets or ambitious aliens trickier.

The bottom line is that, at present, we still don’t know what’s going on in this star system. The safe bet, resting on precedent, is that we are witnessing a perfectly natural phenomenon; one that we don’t yet understand but will eventually fathom. The universe has shown itself to be endlessly creative in creating puzzles for our delectation and bafflement.

But there remains the chance that this is, indeed, something other than a work of unthinking Nature. And while the odds against Tabby’s star being a deliberate construction are long, so are the odds that the cosmic ocean is entirely sterile. So we’ll continue to cast our line into its murky depths.



What is an Alien Megastructure?
Astronomer David Kipping explains here (August 12, 2016):


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Why haven’t we found any aliens yet?…….by Andrew Fain


(“Some experts say we won’t see evidence of extraterrestrials for another 1500 years. That’s the time it will take for our TV and radio signals to have reached enough stars and have the best chance to be discovered.
In my opinion, I think highly advanced extraterrestrial societies already know we’re here and in about 10-15 years we’ll start getting some of the answers we’ve been looking for.” – – Andrew Fain)

by Andrew Fain, UNIVERSE TODAY: Space And Astonomy News – – August 10, 2016:


Many years ago, Carl Sagan predicted there could be as many as 10,000 advanced extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy.

After nearly 60 years of searching without success, a growing list of scientists believe life on Earth only came about because of a lucky series of evolutionary accidents, a long list of improbable events that just happened to come together at the right time and will never be repeated.
Is it possible they are right and we are all there is?
Highly unlikely.

Earth is a typical rocky planet, in an average solar system, nestled in the spiral arm of an ordinary galaxy. All the events and elements that came together to build our world could happen almost everywhere throughout the galaxy and there should be nothing unusual about the evolution of life on this planet or any others.

In a galaxy of hundreds of billions of stars, the law of averages dictates that intelligent life must exist somewhere.
So, why haven’t we found it yet?
There could be many reasons.


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UFO Culture and Beliefs….why they’re so significant


(photo, courtesy of UFO Culture, The Christian Science Monitor)

Like the overwhelming majority of the world’s astronomers and scientists, I do not discount the possibility that we are not alone in the universe. Most likely we are not alone, even though we still have no definite evidence for it.
(I am talking about already fully developed, sentient intelligent life…….not just micro-organisms).

At the same time, however, the overwhelming, vast majority in the scientific community have been skeptical when it comes to UFOs as conclusive evidence that we have been (or are being) visited by physical aliens in physical alien spacecraft of any kind.

As far as I am concerned, the bottom line is that we have not yet been presented with any single globally accepted physical, tangible, solid, as well as irrefutable documentary evidence of such, so far.

But all this does not mean that the study of the UFO phenomenon has no intrinsic value.

Ufology is an important study and will continue to be so as long as the “UFO phenomenon” is not conclusively solved.

However, as for myself, I am more interested in the study of its culture and beliefs and the impact of such beliefs on society in general.

Such study (on UFO Culture and Beliefs) is far more interesting and significant than the seemingly illusive, never-ending pursuit of the UFO phenomenon itself.

As I have stated time and time again, the subject of “UFOs” is the most important subject matter that I can think of because it involves everything and even seems to affect one’s worldview.

It is a fascinating study about human psychology and the role of “beliefs” that poses the question what is reality?”

Yes, “UFOs” have become a social, cultural and psychological phenomenon.

Some even say that such beliefs are much needed for some folks who may feel the urge to believe in something or something that gives them a sense of “hope” (in tandem with religious beliefs), especially in these troubling, uncertain age of global economic, social and political crises.

Add to all this the role of the Internet.
The Internet has revolutionized how information as well as misinformation can be accessed instantaneously.
For many gullible folks among a segment of the society (and there are many such folks in the so-called UFO Community) the Internet has become a cesspool of totally unfounded “facts” created by hucksters and hoaxters so much so that even college-educated folks seem to fall into it. Such hucksters and hoaxsters have become so skillful in their “art forms” that it is becoming harder and harder for many folks to distinguish what is true information and what is misinformation.

(Also add to all this those who are propagating the UFO Industry, i.e., some authors, some UFO talk show hosts and many UFO Conference promoters.)


A question was raised by a reader: “Norio, as a point of interest – –what evidence supporting extraterrestrial visitation do deem credible?”

My answer is:

The only evidence acceptable would be the revelation of their actual physical spacecraft (i.e., if the phenomenon is fully physical), along with the revelation of its occupants in front of the global press, the global scientific community and the public-at-large at a globally recognized and viewable venue (such as in the lawn of the White House, or in Central Park or any publicly recognized venue), along with the total live global TV simulcast coverage of the revelation.

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Hillary’s America: the secret history of the Democratic Party…..a must-see movie for all Patriotic Americans

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There are no such things as 100% accurate, unbiased politically-oriented documentary films. This one by D’Souza is no exception. However I am convinced that many of the things claimed in this film are fairly accurate and that it will continue to have a considerable impact. This film certainly captures the essence of the public’s general mistrust for Hillary Clinton and/or the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation. Not too bad of a movie at all, in my opinion.

Chuck Norris urges all Patriotic American citizens to go see this superb and enlightening film now!

by Chuck Norris, WND – – July 30, 2016:


Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s latest movie, “Hillary’s America“, is already the top-grossing documentary of 2016, earning $5.2 million in just 12 days after its release.
It has already trumped “A Beautiful Planet,” which grossed $4.1 million, and Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next,” which made $3.8 million.
More than eight out of 10 people who have watched “Hillary’s America” have loved it.


My wife, Gena, and I went to see it last week. It is superb and enlightening, to say the least. So much so, that I want to give you my top 10 highlights of the film.

No. 10:

The lesson Dinesh learned in jail from other inmates: The federal government is the biggest gang there is. The feds use the same tactics that most street gangs use – only on a much larger scale. Theft, extortion and suppression are their chief tactics. Case in point: Dinesh’s imprisonment for making political donations through friends. Is it a “coincidence” that his sentence followed the release of his 2012 documentary, “Obama’s America”?

No. 9:

The Democratic Party was the original pro-slavery and anti-minority party, and still is, when one understands its underlying motives and tactics. From Andrew Jackson’s suppression of slaves and slaughter of Indians to many modern Democrats’ “purchase” of minorities via government handouts to win their elections, the Democratic Party has maintained the same underhanded goals of Americans’ subjection and servitude.

No. 8:

The Republican Party was founded as the anti-slavery and pro-freedom movement. Not one Republican politician in the 19th century owned slaves. All of them fought to free slaves. Republicans also fought for minorities’ votes – including women’s suffrage – through the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, which the Democrats opposed. Despite Democrats hijacking the glory for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, more Republicans voted for it than Democrats, and a conservative championed its passing. And it was actually the Republicans who led the first civil rights movement of 1865-1895, while Democrats again opposed it.


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Now showing at theaters nationwide – as of July 22, 2016
My wife and I saw it today…there was packed audience! – – July 30, 2016
“Hillary’s America” – official trailer

Now showing at theaters nationwide – as of July 22, 2016
My wife and I saw it today…there was packed audience! – – July 30, 2016
Shocking reactions to “Hillary’s America”

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Please read the following review of this movie by the NEW AMERICAN. It does not totally condemn the movie:

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