Sunday, January 30, 2005

Friday, January 21, 2005

Oust Bush!

Over 10,000 antiwar protestors at A.N.S.W.E.R. Mass Convergence site on Inaugural Parade route between 3rd & 4th St. on Pennsylvania Ave.

Thousands of other protestors blocked at Secret Service Checkpoints





Full story here

A Week' End Personal Greetings!!!

As usual for my week's end Mr. Chief Editor, let me greet some acquintances.

First, GREETINGS to this person... ssshhh... she doesn't know she's being greeted here...

Then secondly but not the least...this person...

K, Mr. Chief Editor, thank you...

note: please don't delete.

Every Right To Slap Him...

Diskriminasyon sa mga kababayen-an sa syinsya-"innate" daw nga mas "superior ang kalalaken-an kaysa kababayen-an sa pag-abot sa syinsya". Laing porma sa diskriminasyon ngadto sa ilang pagkatao.

Ang Presidente sa pinakabantugang tulonghaan sa tibouk kalibutan, ang HARVARD, buot mopasabot nga tungod sa iyang gitawag nga "innate cognitive differences" tali sa mga kalalaken-an ug kababayen-an, "mas maayo jud ang mga lalaki sa syinsya kumpara sa mga babae"...(
basa gikan ani)

Sa mao niya nga pahayag daghan ang nangasuko, lakip ang usa ka theoretical cosmologist sa University of Chicago, si Dr. Sean M. Carroll(usa pud ka civil rights activist), kinsa mipabati sa iyang paghinaway(blog title:
Sex and Science) sa maong pahayag sa presidente sa Harvard.

Diri sa Pilipinas, ang maong diskriminasyon batok sa kababayen-an mabati usab. Kasagaran nato madungog ang mga komentaryo nga mas maayo ang mga lalake sa math ug physics, ug kasagaran makita usab nato nga mas daghan ang migradwar sa kolehiyo gikan sa kursong math o physics nga lalaki kumpara sa gidaghanon sa mga babayi ug aduna kini'y kultural nga hinungdan - gani makita nato nga kasagaran nga mga magna cum laude sa maong mga kursoha mga lalaki talagsaon sa mga babayi. Mahitungod sa preference, ibutang nalang sa segundaryong posisyon ang mga babayi isip suma cum laude nalang bisan adunay mga kaso nga mas maayo pa ang babayi...SEXUAL PREFERENCE is sometimes a factor for recognition. Anaa pa gayud nga "bagay lang daw ang mga babayi sa experimental physics samtang ang mga lalaki sa theoretical physics".

So... kamo mga babae pagmadungog ninyo nga moingon ang usa ka lalaki nga "mas maayo pa ang mga lalaki sa syinsya"... YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SLAP HIM!...LAPAROHA NINYO!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

On The Right Corner... and On The Left Corner...

Contending over the foreign blogsphere are the RIGHT and the LEFT...

In this RIGHT corner...TIGERHAWK!

And in this LEFT corner... THE POOR MAN

Atlast nakatoltol rajud ko asa dapit nay "BOXING" sa blogsphere!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Wala Pa Mahuman Pag-Encode!!!

Kabalo najud ko gamit equation editor :). Tanawa gani amo paper if kabalo naba ko gamit sa equation editor... hehe...ayaw panaway ha lapa raba ni nahuman pag-encode...(
please click)

Friday, January 14, 2005

Just For An Extra Personal Greetings!!!

Hello Mr. Chief Editor! Mag-greet lang ako dito to this
special person:
"HELLO, AS ALWAYS TAKE GOOD CARE!"

Thanks Mr. Chief Editor!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

An Example of Science & Technology That Failed To Serve The People

US had advance warning of tsunami: Canadian professor

By Khalid Hasan

01/03/05 "Daily Times" -- WASHINGTON: A Canadian expert has claimed that the US Military and the State Department were given advance tsunami warning and America’s Navy base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean was notified but the information was not passed on to the countries that bore the brunt of the disaster.

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa asks in an analysis produced for the Venus Project why fishermen in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand were not provided with the same warnings as the US Navy and the US State Department. He wants to know why the US State Department remained mum on the existence of an impending catastrophe. With a modern communications system, why did the information not get out? By email, telephone, fax, satellite TV, he asks, as it could have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Prof Chossudovsky writes that the US authorities had initially recorded 8.0 on the Richter scale. As confirmed by several reports, US scientists in Hawaii, had advanced knowledge regarding an impending catastrophe, but failed to contact their Asian counterparts. According to him, Charles McCreery of the Pacific Warning Centre in Hawaii confirmed that his team tried desperately to get in touch with his counterparts in Asia. According to McCreery, the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s centre in Honolulu, the team did its utmost to contact the countries.

The team contacted the US State Department, which apparently contacted the Asian governments. The Indian government has confirmed that no such warning was received. The Director of the Hawaii Warning Centre stated that “they did not know” that the earthquake would generate a deadly tidal wave until it had hit Sri Lanka, more than one and a half hours later, at 2.30 GMT. “Not until the deadly wave hit Sri Lanka and the scientists in Honolulu saw news reports of the damage there did they recognise what was happening. Then we knew there was something moving across the Indian Ocean,” McCreery told the New York Times on 27 December. “This statement is at odds with the Timeline of the tidal wave disaster. Thailand was hit almost an hour before Sri Lanka and the news reports were already out. Surely, these reports out of Thailand were known to the scientists in Hawaii, not to mention the office of Sec. Colin Powell, well before the tidal wave reached Sri Lanka,” argues the Canadian professor.

“We wanted to try to do something, but without a plan in place then, it was not an effective way to issue a warning, or to have it acted upon,” Dr. McCreery said. “There would have still been some time - not a lot of time, but some time - if there was something that could be done in Madagascar, or on the coast of Africa,” he added. The Canadian academic finds the statement “inconsistent.” The tidal wave, he argues, reached the East African coastline several hours after it reached The Maldives islands. According to news reports, Male, the capital of the Maldives was hit three hours after the earthquake, at approximately 4.00 GMT. By that time everybody around the world knew.

Prof. Chossudovsky writes, “It is worth noting that the US Navy was fully aware of the deadly tidal wave, because the Navy was on the Pacific Warning Centre’s list of contacts. Moreover, America’s strategic Naval base on the island of Diego Garcia had also been notified. Although directly in the path of the tidal wave, the Diego Garcia military base reported ‘no damage’,” All that was needed was for someone to pick up the phone and call Sri Lanka, he adds. Charles McCreery, director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, said, “We don’t have contacts in our address book for anybody in that part of the world.” The fact is that only after the first waves hit Sri Lanka did workers at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre and others in Hawaii start making phone calls to US diplomats in Madagascar and Mauritius in an attempt to head off further disaster. “We didn’t have a contact in place where you could just pick up the phone,” Dolores Clark, spokeswoman for the International Tsunami Information Centre in Hawaii has said. “We were starting from scratch.”

Prof. Chossudovsky argues that these statements on the surface are inconsistent, since several Indian Ocean Asian countries are in fact members of the Tsunami Warning System. There are 26 member countries of the International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System, including Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. All these countries would normally be in the address book of the PTWC, which works in close coordination with its sister organisation the ICGTWS, which has its offices in Honolulu at the headquarters of the National Weather Service Pacific Region Headquarters in downtown Honolulu. The mandate of the ICGTWS is to “assist member states in establishing national warning systems, and makes information available on current technologies for tsunami warning systems.”

Australia and Indonesia were notified. The US Congress is to investigate why the US government did not notify all the Indian Ocean nations in the affected area: “Only two countries in the affected region, Indonesia and Australia, received the warning” Although Thailand belongs to the international tsunami-warning network, its west coast does not have the system’s wave sensors mounted on ocean buoys. The northern tip of the earthquake fault is located near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and tsunamis appear to have rushed eastward toward the Thai resort of Phuket. “They had no tidal gauges and they had no warning,” said Waverly Person, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Centre in Golden, Colorado, which monitors seismic activity worldwide. “There are no buoys in the Indian Ocean and that’s where this tsunami occurred

Prof. Chossudovsky has framed the following three questions: First: Why were the Indian Ocean countries’ governments not informed? Were there “guidelines” from the US military or the State Department regarding the release of an advanced warning? According to the statement of the Hawaii based PTWC, advanced warning was released but on a selective basis. Indonesia was already hit, so the warning was in any event redundant and Australia was several thousand miles from the epicentre of the earthquake and was, therefore, under no immediate threat. Two: Did US authorities monitoring seismographic data have knowledge of the earthquake prior to its actual occurrence at 00.57 GMT on the 26th of December? The question is whether there were indications of abnormal seismic activity prior to 01.00 GMT on the 26th of December. The US Geological Survey confirmed that the earthquake which triggered the tidal wave measured 9.0 on the Richter scale and was the fourth largest quake since 1900. In such cases, one would expect evidence of abnormal seismic activity before the actual occurrence of a major earthquake. Three: Why is the US military Calling the Shots on Humanitarian Relief? Why in the wake of the disaster, is the US military (rather than civilian humanitarian/aid organizations operating under UN auspices) taking a lead role? The US Pacific Command has been designated to coordinate the channeling of emergency relief? Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Rusty Blackman, commander of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force based in Okinawa, has been designated to lead the emergency relief programme. Lieutenant General Blackman was previously Chief of Staff for Coalition Forces Land Component Command, responsible for leading the Marines into Baghdad during “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Three “Marine disaster relief assessment teams” under Blackman’s command have been sent to Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. US military aircraft are conducting observation missions.

Prof. Chossudovsky writes, “In a bitter irony, part of this operation is being coordinated out of America’s Naval base in Diego Garcia, which was not struck by the tidal wave. Meanwhile, USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group, which was in Hong Kong when the earthquake and tsunamis struck, has been diverted to the Gulf of Thailand to support recovery operations. Two Aircraft Carriers have been sent to the region. Why is it necessary for the US to mobilise so much military equipment? The pattern is unprecedented ... Why has a senior commander involved in the invasion of Iraq been assigned to lead the US emergency relief program?”


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Heated Arguments About The Anthropic Principle

While currently struggling hard to learn a bit about theoretical cosmology as I am conducting self-paced studies on GR, I have come across the currently much debated ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE. Here are some arguments about it, I stole from the GR newsgroup of google, just click on.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Youngblood : The brave die but once ... So a cat must have nine lives (that if cats are considered to be brave pets)

Note: Published on page A11 of the January 11, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

CARPE diem. Most people know what the saying means and strive to live by it every single day. But some consider it a pathetic excuse to do whatever they want. I try to apply it to my everyday life.

I wasn't always this way. As a child, I tended to be a very solitary type of guy. I wouldn't participate in class or in games during recess. I never joined the organizations I wanted, but stuck to the Art Club where I knew I would be welcome. But when I was 10, a big change took place. It was a turning point in my life.

That year, our family moved to Boston so that my dad could teach at Harvard University. Before we left, my English teacher gave me our class picture with the words "Carpe diem" written on it. During our yearlong stay in Boston, I'd look at that picture every single day but never put the advice into practice. Our time there was well spent but it was not lived to the fullest.

When we returned to the Philippines, I'd look back at my life in Cambridge and I couldn't help thinking of what could have been. I learned new ways to
hate the words "could have," "regret" and "if only." Life in Boston was an opportunity I didn't take advantage of. With his advice, my teacher meant to help me in a way I failed to comprehend. I let life pass me by.

I knew I could not let this happen again. So from that day on, I made the promise never to let a single moment go by without experiencing it fully. I became more vocal and more outgoing. I joined the varsity football team and the varsity track and field team. I learned how to kayak, play tennis, ride a horse and sail a boat. I began taking better care of my body and I took up lessons in muay Thai and aikido. I learned how to play the piano and joined a band as the vocalist. In theme parks, I began riding the gut-busting rides like The Abyss in Hong Kong and the G-Max in Singapore, even though I was worried that I might throw up in front of everybody. I discovered the excitement of taking risks and the thrill of screaming. I jumped at the chance to do anything and took nothing for granted. I did things that I thought I'd regret because I knew that what I'd regret more was not taking a chance.

"Cowards die a thousand times before their deaths, the brave die but once," Shakespeare wrote. Before I decided to change my life, I let moments pass without being able to live them out to the fullest. Because I failed to live, I died, in a manner of speaking. Now, I promise to live my life and meet death but once.


Hmmm... I, too had have some lessons in AIKIDO though I planned to become a NINJA :) to learn the thousand ways of hand-to-hand combat but I for now only learned one lesson, that is to shake hands. No really, I like AIKIDO, the art and ways of subduing without fighting...uh... no... not that slipping off from sandals and zooommmm... up! Up! and away...



Thursday, January 06, 2005

IT MIGHT BE THAT IT IS GETTING RISK AND MAY END UP NOTHING

Still I remain an undergrad for some personal reasons (most are stupid reasons)... but that doesn't hinder me to learn, by my own(in my own meager-poor ways), some of the fields in science that I'm interested most. As always has been, I'm a risk taker ( not to mention that most often a stupid risk taker) but my failures in some other aspects of my life don't shy me out from
getting myself involved( trying) in a scientific endeavor that only grad studes here in the Philippines are ought to be doing... and I'm just too happy and grateful so far that I'm not being marginalized out from participating in any scientific conference regardless that I am still an undergrad... no prejudice about it so far... doing science(physics) is fun, tiresome, sometimes sickens the mind but no nutcase ever... !

So, I may find some points from here saying... "GO ON...." I may tire some day and it may end up nothing but one thing I can assure myself is that Im lucky enough to have myself not having to have illussioned grand dreams of sort... as buddhist may say, selfish desires can only lead to frustration, pain and suffering leading to anger and hatred... someday I might say, "well, it was worth trying anyway..." SCIENCE IS FUN!SCIENCE IS FUN!SCIENCE IS FUN!


That must be depressing to read for a young person who is considering embarking on the long and difficult road to becoming a professional scientist. A brief perusal of his web page reveals that Professor Katz is something of a nutcake, with other essays like In Defense of Homophobia and Diversity is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel. Nevertheless, is there anything to his career advice?

The facts of the case are not in dispute: there are many more people who would like to become scientists, even among those who have made it as far as graduate school, than there are jobs for them as professional scientists. (Really here we are thinking of jobs as professors at universities, not working for industry, and the problem is equal or worse in other areas of academia.) The numbers will depend sensitively on how you define the problem, but I've heard that perhaps one in four people who get a Ph.D. will eventually become a professor, and that seems plausible.

Why would anyone go through years of extremely hard work (four years of undergrad, perhaps five of grad school, about four or five of postdoc on average, not to mention another six before you come up for tenure) just to have such a small chance of winning what appears to be a somewhat modest prize? It's like aiming to become a professional athlete, except without the lavish riches, celebrity status, or the esteem of the opposite sex. One must conclude that people only embark on this path because they care deeply about doing science. Should we really be telling those people that they should hang it up, their efforts are a waste of time?

No. Of course we should tell them the truth -- there aren't many positions available, even for people with doctorates from prestigious graduate schools. But in my experience that is hardly a secret -- the lesson is driven home again and again, in conversations with other students as well as with faculty. Maybe I'm wrong, but I haven't heard any professors spinning tales of how easy it is to get a faculty job. There is some tension, of course, because we do try to recruit students to come to our own schools, or to join our groups rather than some other one. But as far as I can tell, such a student would have to live in an especially well-sealed cave to achieve a Ph.D. without having heard about how bad the job market is. And if they do understand how difficult it is, and want to try anyway, then more power to them.

In the face of an unfortunate situation, it's nice to be able to blame somebody. Who can we blame for the fact that there are fewer jobs than people who get Ph.D.'s? Perhaps there should be more jobs. That would be great, but runs into the fairly prosaic problem of how to pay for it. Double college tuitions? The number of faculty positions is slowly growing, but I don't see any way to make it grow so fast that it outstrips the number of people who would like to have one.

Maybe we can blame graduate schools, for accepting all of these students even though there aren't guaranteed jobs waiting for them? I've actually heard people express this view in all seriousness. But let's think about it. What is actually being suggested is to simply accept far fewer applicants to grad school, i.e. to reject half or more of the students we currently take. And this is supposed to benefit these students? "Yes, we understand that you wanted to go to graduate school, but for your own good we've decided not to let you get a Ph.D. It's true, you might have been one of the fortunate ones to get a job, or you might have led a fulfilling life outside of academia, but in our judgment the odds are against you. Someday you'll thank us."

It's hard to get a job as a science professor, or just about any other kind of professor. And it's heartbreaking to go through years of effort and not achieve that goal. But not letting people try is not the answer. Nor is discouraging anyone who might want to pursue the dream of being a scientist. We should be relentlessly honest -- it's a hard road, and many will ultimately not succeed. But in my experience, this fact is pretty obvious, not at all hidden. And if someone understands this and wants to try anyway, they should be encouraged as much as possible. I have the best job in the world, and it wouldn't be right to tell someone else they shouldn't pursue the same path if that's where their passion leads them.
- Sean Carroll



Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Youngblood : Underground roots

Note: Published on page A11 of the January 4, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

ONE thing my high school and college friends did not know was that my parents were revolutionaries who had gone underground. Both of them, especially my father, were actively involved in the movement during martial law. Mama was an activist, while Papa was a high-ranking officer of the New People's Army. He used to be the commanding officer of the Visayas and later became a member of the General Command overseeing the NPA's national operations.

When I was growing up, I had the chance to join my Papa and his kaupod (comrades) as they plotted to neutralize the injustices perpetrated by the Marcos government. I spent some of my childhood days in the mountainous places of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. While children my age were playing on school playgrounds, I was out there with Papa, wandering around the guerilla fronts in Negros (actually the war zones) during the 1980s.

As a kid, I loved to play with Matchbox cars, Tonka trucks, G.I. Joe action figures and toy guns. But unlike
others kids, aside from just playing with toy guns, I also got to see and handle the real stuff. I used to memorize the type of guns my Papa and his comrades carried. But, what seemed to me like a game children play was later explained to me as a struggle for something meaningful: a struggle against a dictator, a struggle for democracy.

Both my Mama and Papa made me understand the significance of the revolutionary struggle they were engaged in. Mama would painstakingly explain to me why Papa had to be always away from home: he was fighting for the country's freedom from a tyrannical rule. In that situation, she said, we could not live normally like other people do.

At a very young age, I had the chance to walk and talk with people of great intellect and admirable courage. But that was 20 years ago, when I was four years old.

Due to security reasons, my family relocated to Manila when I was 10. My brother and I were enrolled at one of the big schools along the University Belt. I was in Grade VI, my brother in Grade II. Regularly going to school and playing games being played by all the other kids in school and our neighborhood, I felt that my life was normal.

But that was until Sept. 8, 1992, when Papa was supposed to fetch my brother and me from school at 3:40 in the afternoon. That time, he didn't show up. Which was very unusual since he was always on time. We waited, since that was all we could do, because we were given no money for baon. Papa had to pick us up so we could go home.

We waited. And waited. And waited. At six o'clock, Mama called the school guards to check if we were still in school. Yes, the guard said, still waiting for "sundo" (someone to pick us up).

Another hour passed before a burly, middle-aged man who had been sitting all the time at our school's waiting area, approached us to ask why we were still in school. It was my brother who replied, "Kasi wala pa po ang sundo namin at wala po kaming pera para makauwi (Our Papa has not arrived to fetch us and we have no money to get home)."

He gave us money and advised us to take care as we boarded a jeepney. Later we learned that agents of the Intelligence Service Armed Forces of the Philippines (Isafp) arrested Papa while he was on his way to fetch us. (I suspect that the man who gave us the money for fare was one of them.)

Mama was furious when we got home. Papa called moments after we arrived, but Mama hung up on him before he could explain.

Hours later, Papa arrived with a fruit basket, dinner and two companions who were total strangers to us. Mama was still mad. But when Papa introduced his companions as his military escorts, she suddenly calmed down. She told us to go to our room.

They had finished talking when we were allowed to go out of our room. As Papa and his guards were leaving, my youngest brother, who was only four years old then, asked the two men, "Dadalhin nyo po ba ulit ang Papa ko? (Are you going to take my Papa with you again?)."

Two days later, Papa's arrest was in the news. We had a daily news reporting activity in our Araling Panlipunan class. During the flag ceremony, a classmate informed me that they would be reporting about the arrest of a man who had the same surname as mine. I figured that it was about Papa's arrest.

I was feeling uneasy and uncomfortable the entire morning. I was not ashamed to admit to everyone that Papa was an NPA commander. But I was worried that my classmates would be able to understand the significance of the struggle Papa and his comrades were waging. If they could not understand it, they would think badly of him.

As my classmates prepared their news report, I was preparing answers to questions that they might ask me. When the report started, everyone listened attentively, their curiosity aroused by the fact that a man with the same surname as mine was in the news. When report was over, one classmate blurted out: "Military ang tatay mo?"

I could only nod and smile. They did not understand the news after all and had mistaken Papa as the captor and not the captive. Days later, I told only my closest friends the real story.

That was then. Today, my work has brought me back to places where I had been before, finding myself working with some of the people whom I had met in the underground movement. In the places I visit because of my work, I constantly meet people who know me but are total strangers to me. They would usually tell me that they were Papa's kaupod before.

However, my work now is vastly different from my parent's work before, although we share a common vision: the upliftment of the lives of the majority of Filipinos who are marginalized because of unjust social structures. They pinned their hope of attaining this vision on an armed struggle. I pin my hopes on the struggle to create a viable and socially-just economic system by persuading the people to adopt sustainable agricultural technologies and fight for a fairer trading system.

In Negros I was born and to Negros I have come back. Piece by piece I am re-discovering my underground roots as I work with the impoverished farmers and sugar workers of my homeland. Just like Papa and Mama, I also would like to involve myself in something that could make a difference in the lives of the people, even if what I am doing now is not as grand and daring as what they used to do.


Paolo L. Gui–abo, 24, is a Mass Communications graduate of San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila. He works with the corporate communications unit of Alter Trade Corp. in Bacolod.



ACCELERATING INFO's

About the UNIVERSE accelerating...(click the picture)



ENERHIYA

Uban jeep diri sa syudad sa Cagayan de Oro naningil nasab og umento (PhP0.50 gikan sa PhP5.00 nga bag-ohay palang) sa plitihan. Gumikan kini sa kanunay'ng pagsaka sa presyo sa LANA tungod kay ang pangsulod nga polisiya sa GOBYERNO mao man ang DEREGULASYON sa INDUSTRIYA sa lana, gihimo na lamang pasangil sa DAGKUNG INDUSTRIYA SA LANA ang kunohay pagsaka sa presyo sa krudo sa pangkalibutanong merkado.



Sa harap ng walang tigil na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis, marapat lamang na makibaka ang mamamayang Pilipino upang ibasura ang batas sa deregulasyon ng industriya ng langis. Wala itong mabuting idinulot sa mamamayan at nagbigay lamang ng buong laya sa mga dayuhang korporasyon sa langis na itaas ang presyo ng kanilang mga produkto.(article from ANG BAYAN, PRWC)



Tuesday, January 04, 2005

FOR THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS

Nabasahan lang nako ni gikan ani(click please) ug palihug pagbasa nalang pud... k salamat :)



In behalf of the Filipino people and revolutionary forces, the leadership and entire membership of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) extends its deepest sympathies to the people of Aceh, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Somalia and other countries who suffered big losses as a result of the December 26 tsunamis.
Ten days after the tsunamis, more than 150,000 are estimated to have died. Most of the victims are poor fisherfolk who live and work along coastal communities.

We enjoin the Filipino people to extend whatever form of assistance they could to the victims of the tsunamis.

The massive loss of lives could have been avoided considering that methods and technology for detecting tsunamis are inexpensive and have been widely available as early as fifty years ago. In the final analysis, it is the governments that failed to set up such devices that are responsible for the hundreds of thousands of deaths. It reflects their complete disregard for the welfare of the people in poor coastal communities.

In the face of this great tragedy, the imperialist US government exhibited its disregard for the victims of the tsunamis by initially allotting a measly $18 million, a drop in the bucket of the US budget to fund its war against Iraq. It has belatedly raised this to $350 million after the international community raised a howl of protest.

In stark contrast, communists and revolutionary forces promptly carried out efforts and extended all they could to assist the survivors of the tragedy by coordinating relief operations and rehabilitation work, and working with international civilian relief agencies.



DEEP SYMPATHIES FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

Sigaw ng Dukha

Sigaw ng Dukha

Crisanto Evangalista

Ikaw na nasusunod sa atas ng iyong panginoon
Kayong yumuyukod at di nagkukuro sa habang panahon
Ako’y lumalasap ng pagkasiphayo at pagkaparaol,
Tayong lahat ngani, na binabagsakan ng pula’t linggatong
Tayo ang may likha,tayo ang may sala ng lahat ng iyon,
Pagkat kundi tayo napaali’y walang panginoon.

Kung tayo’y natutong lumikha ating ipinanandata,
Kung ikaw at ako’y natutong lumikha ng ating ipinanandata,
Kung ikaw at ako’y natutong tumutol at di tumalima.
Kung tayong mga hirap,tayong manggagawa’y natutong kumita
Ng punglong pangwasak ng kanyon at saka, mga dinamita,
Disin ay putol na ang pang-aalipin at ang panggagaga
Sa ating mahihirap, niyang pinagpala ng masamang mana.

Maniwala kayo kung sa panimula tayo’y magpipisan
Bumuo, itatag ang lakas ng bisig at ng karapatan.
Nagbango’t yumari ng isang Malaya at sariling bayan,
Niyong baying salat sa masamang nasa at sa kasakiman.
Maniwala kayong kahapon ma’t ngayon, bukas at kailanman
Tatanghalin tayong may lakas na tao, may puri’t dangal.

Maniwala kayo, mga piling kasamang, ang paghihikahos
Imbing pagkadusta at pagkaalipin nang lubos na lubos
At di gawa lamang ng mamumuhunang mga walang taros
Kundi api tayo, tayong sugatan ma’y di nagkaloob
Na gumawa baga ng pagsasanggalang nang wagas at taos
Upang mapaanyo ang lakas ng lahat sa ikakatubos.

Ngayon, mga kasama, tayo’y dumaraing sa lagay ng dusta
Tayo’y nadadagit sa malaking buwis na sa ati’y likha
Ng batas anilang kung kaya niyari, kung kaya nalagda
Ay sa kagalingan ng baying mahirap at nagdaralita
Hindi baga ito katutubong hangad sa bukto’t na gawa?
Kapag paggugol, pantay-pantay tayo! Mayaman ma’t dukha.

Tayo’y dumaraing, laging humihingi ng kandiling tapat.
Sa pamahalaan, sa Mamumuhunan, at sa lagdang batas
Ngunit masdan ninyo kapag dumarating ang pagpapahayag
Ng di kasiyahan natin sa pakana’t masamang palakad: Ang
mamumuhunan, ang pamahalaan at ang mga batas
Ang ating kalaban, ang sumasanla, nang ganap na ganap.

Ginigipit tayo ng nagtataasang halaga ng lahat,
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Kung may damdamin ka’t dinaramdam mo ang lahat ng ito,
Kung may nababahid na kamunting dangal sa puso mo’t noo,
Kung ikaw’y simpanan ng magandang gawa, gawang makatao
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Nang buka ang diddib, ang iyong kasama sa isang upisyo
At isumpa roong makikisama ka nang di naglilito

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Mamahalin mo, ang Palatuntunan at ang iyong Unyon
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Hindi magtatamad sa mga pagdalo na higit sa lasong
Nananatay sa mithi, na likha ng sama’t pagniningas-kugon.
Saka pagkatapos na iyong magaganap ang ganang tungkuli’y

Makikita mo nang unti-unti naman ang lahat ng sakim,
Ang lahat ng sama na nakapagbigay ng dilang hilahil,
Pawang napapawing usok na masangsang sa himpapawirin
At sa kasunod niya’y "Ang Sigaw ng Dukha pagwawakas lagim!








Sunday, January 02, 2005

Just Info's About The Development of Our Humble Research Problem

This (result from long weeks of doing the physics and mathematics of our present selected research problem) might get wrong but I'm shameless enough to blog this here. Besides today, I'm very much dismayed, the only ferryboat bound for jagna is already closed for additional passengers. So, I will not be able to attend a conference in theoretical physics about path integrals to be lectured by some of the world's authorities in such field, coming from the USA, Japan, Germany. Exhausted, I just visit an internet cafe to relieve myself from such disappointment but it was my fault anyway.

So may I shamelessly blog it here the title, abstract and introduction of our supposed (much just for the sake of getting the needed mastery not totally of having to get a discovery to publish) new paper.

Please don't laugh if you find something funny, as I said I'm disappointed today :)

TITLE: Schwarzschild Metric Fixes The Klein-Gordon Field To Act As Cosmological Constant

ABSTRACT: We consider the field equations of General Relativity with the Klein-Gordon (scalar) field acting as the source in the stress-energy tensor. In this paper, we set the spacetime to be that of the spherically symmetric and static Schwarzschild metric, and take the scalar field to be static. Final results show that the Schwarzschild solutions fix the static Klein-Gordon field to be a non-zero constant with the vanishing of the space-like derivatives in the non-Minkowskian equations of motion of the field. The fixing leads to an associated result that the scalar field acts as a cosmological constant.

INTRODUCTION: The most well known simplified solution of the field equation of General Relativity in the non-cosmological context is the Schwarschild metric. This metric corresponds to a sphericall symmetric and static setting of space-time, which could either be devoid of energy density, or is pervaded with a kind of energy[2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9] that is constant in time. These basic features, being static and spherically symmetric, are also the basic features of other metric solutions such as the Reissner-Nordstrom metric for the field equations of gravity with an electromagnetic tensor[3]. Both in the Schwarzschild metric and Reissner-Nordstrom metric, the time-time (g00) and radial-radial (grr) components of the metric tensor are mutually reciprocal functions. Karl Schwarzschild [10] originally obtained these basic metric features in considering a completely zero content of the stress-energy tensor for the gravitational field equations. His assumptions are discussed in [10] and are also presented in [7] with reference to [2, 3, 4, 10].

The Schwarzschild metric is extended as a solution to the gravitational field equations that are augmented with the cosmological constant. These field equations are presented and expounded in [2, 8, 9, 10] and the corresponding Schwarzschild solutions are discussed in [2] and are also presented in [6] with chief reference to [2].

There had been a re-emergence of theoretical interest to consider gravitational field equations augmented by the cosmological constant, more significantly in the cosmological context. This had been motivated by the astrophysical observations that the universe is in the phase of accelerating expansion. (For the accelerating expansion phase of the universe see for example [11, 12], and for an introductory and brief discussion on the cosmological implications of the cosmological constant see for example [2, 8, 9, 13]. Alongside with this is the emergence of theoretical alternatives to the cosmological constant as for example, there is the "120-ORDER-OF-MAGNITUDE DISCREPANCY", (see [8, 9, 13]).

There are alternatives that pose as promising, known as scalar-tensor theories. In these theories, the field equations of gravity are modified in such a way that Newton's Gravitational Constant is considered to vary with a scalar field, and all other relevant terms represent partial derivatives of the scalar field, and in addition, the existence of potential, which is a function of the scalar field. Originally, scalar-tensor theory was invented by Brans and Dicke upon the motivation founded on a suggestion by Dirac that Newton's Gravitational Constant changes with time, (brief account[3]). In the cosmological context, a scalar field theory is held as the originator of negative pressure needed in the inflation phase of the BIGBANG[1].

A single component scalar-field equation in relativistic quantum mechanics was discovered by Schroedinger before he arrived at his famous non-relativistic quantum equation. This single component scalar field equation is of the 2nd order both in time and space derivatives and describes the spin-zero particles[2, 5]. This equation is the Klein-Gordon equation.

It is the Klein-Gordon equation of relativistic quantum mechanics that we adapt (in this paper) in the generally curved space of General Relativity, having to treat it as a classical field. We investigate how this field adapts to classical curved metric solutions. We seek the spherically symmetric and static metric solutions that solve the field equations of General Relativity with the stress-energy tensor whose content is the Klein-Gordon field that we take as static. We find that the mathematical simplicity of the spherically symmetric and static metric (that of the Schwarzschild space) will lead to the vanishing of space derivatives of the scalar field, fixing it as a non-zero constant. Satisfying the constraints imposed by the component field equations of gravity, this fixed scalar field is identifiable with the cosmological constant in the metric solutions.



Belated merry x'mass and happy new year!!!

Pero dili ta magsobra og lipay, silingan nato nga mga nasud sa asya giigo sa TSUNAMI. PRAY TO YOUR OWN GOD FOR THE INNOCENT SOULS. Me... hmmm... hunahuna sa ko ho is my God . . . :)
Basta, polpol kaayo ko, lako kalarga to Jagna, kita unta ko Physicist nga Amerikano... hehe...