Friday, November 11, 2016

US Budget 2013-2017

I wrote this blog post for the purpose of evaluating the impact of Obamacare on US budget. There is a 4% increase in Medicare and Health Care between 2014 and 2017 but we don't know from these charts exactly how much Obamacare cost of these cause we only have the total. If it's 4 percent of 4 trillion that is 160 billion from the budget for 20 million people being insured i think it's worth it.

160 billion/20 million, that would be 8000 dollars per person per year. With 8000 dollars a year one can buy a premium insurance.

From what i know though Obamacare is not free except for very low income people. There are copays, penalties and contributions from employers.

https://www.google.com/search?q=employers+contributions+for+obamacare

The increase might be due to other spendings in this chapter of the budget.

One crazy question: If US would insure for free all people how much would it cost?

If a premium of 7000 dollars a year per person might be reasonable, for 300 million people it would be... 2.1 trillion. That is about... Twice of what it spends right now for HealthCare and Medicare or half of total budget. I don't know how other countries like Canada are doing it...

Another one (crazy idea). Right now the budget spends around 1 trillion on healthcare, that is MediCare and Obamacare. That amount could pay a 7000 dollars a year premium for half the population of the US. I bet it doesn't. And i know why. They spend half of it just to bring it to them... To the beneficiaries.

Google says... 53 million on Medicare and 20 on Obamacare... LOL. I was right!

Ex. : https://www.google.com/search?q=us+budget+2016




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Gay Marriages in Belgium

Conform penultimului paragraf din pagina deschisă de acest link Belgia oficiază căsătorii între străini (ne-belgieni) numai dacă îndeplinesc condițiile de căsătorie din țara de origine. "Les étrangers doivent répondre aux conditions de mariage du pays dont ils ont la nationalité. " https://www.belgium.be/fr/famille/couple/mariage/conditions/
Mai jos este un șir de emailuri dintr-o corespondență cu autoritățile belgiene prin care am întrebat dacă există un certificat de căsătorie gay încheiat vreodată în Belgia dintre un român și un american și am numit persoanele respective. Deși mi s-a confirmat primirea întrebării nu am primit nici un răspuns până azi de unde trag concluzia că această căsătorie este o invenție media. Scopul este declanșarea unui referendum în România pe legea frauduloasă 3/2000 completată de 341/2013 care prevăd organizarea de referendumuri locale și pragul de prezență la referendum de 25% pentru cu totul alte scopuri decât integritatea familiei. Această lege neconstituțională a fost votată în Parlament în 2013 motivată de frustrarea nereușitei referendumului din 2012 pentru a-l demite pe Băsescu cu un referendum normal de 50% din și semnată, în mod ironic chiar de el.

From: 
Klachten <Klachten@ibz.fgov.be>
Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 6:52 AM
Subject: RE: Gay marriages of foreign citizens in Belgium
To: George Ion <george.ion.email@gmail.com>


Dear Sir,

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your complaint/question.

Your question is transmitted to the complaint coordinator of the Directorate-General for Institutions and Population.
Herself or the competent authority will keep you informed.

With kind regards,

Ruben Wiams
Service of complaint
Federal Public Service Home Affairs

Van: George Ion [mailto:george.ion.email@gmail.com]
Verzonden: vrijdag 28 oktober 2016 8:37
Aan: Klachten
Onderwerp: Fwd: Gay marriages of foreign citizens in Belgium

Dear Mr.President.

After writing to an unknown person at the contact address given by the page that explains about marriage conditions for foreign nationals in Belgium as linked in the first email included below i've been redirected to the federal authority by a Mr.Bjorn Stevens though he did only specify a mail not an email address.

This conversation also reminded me about the highly formal way of addressing persons and officials in Europe that was still in use when i left Romania in 1995. I apologize because i am used to the more informal American style.

Please read my request formulated in the first email and answer if possible.

Always respectfully,

George Ion
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: klachten (MRBC-MBHG) <klachten@gob.brussels>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 10:19 PM
Subject: RE: Gay marriages of foreign citizens in Belgium
To: George Ion <george.ion.email@gmail.com>

Dear,

The Complaint Service of the Brussels Regional Public Service cannot help you. The marriage is in Belgium a Federal authority. You can always contact the responsible authority:

Federale Overheidsdienst Binnenlandse Zaken
Adres : Leuvenseweg 1 - 1000 Brussel
Tel: 02 500 21 11
Fax : 02 500 21 28


With kind regards,

Bjorn Stevens
Complaint service of the Brussels Regional Public Service



Van: George Ion [mailto:george.ion.email@gmail.com]
Verzonden: jeudi 27 octobre 2016 17:17
Aan: klachten (MRBC-MBHG)
Onderwerp: Gay marriages of foreign citizens in Belgium

My name is Gheorghe Ion and i am a concerned Romanian citizen who lives in the United States and have legal questions about international marriages officiated in Belgium. I don’t know if this email address i found on the below linked web page is the right place to write about my concerns so can you please be so kind and forward this email to the right department or place after your best judgement.

There is a great deal of controversy in Romania these days about a lawsuit filed by a an alleged gay couple that consists of an alleged American citizen and possibly a Romanian one who allegedly got married in Belgium more precisely Brussels in 2010.

The suit has been filed in a local teritorial court in Bucharest (the Court of Sectorul 5 București) against the Romanian State for not recognizing their marriage. According to an already well established judicial path that Court has forwarded a request of the couple's legal representative for an exception of constitutionality from the Romanian Constitutional Court (Curtea Constituțională a României) which if approved it implies the modification of the Civil Code towards allowing that marriage to be recognized by Romanian authorities and all the rights that come with including the permanent residence of the alleged American part of the couple.

So far the Romanian Constitutional Court has postponed a decision for the third time today October 27 2016 until November 29 2016.

Romanian press also talks about a legal initiative of the part of the Romanian Orthodox Church that may lead to a referendum for modification of the Romanian Constitution in order to eliminate that ambiguity of Art.48 replacing the syntagm spouse that at the time of the writing of the Constitution was obviously not intended for approving gay marriages with the syntagm man and woman, and they are saying they have already gathered over 3 million signatures for it.

What intrigues me after reading this official page of the Belgians Government is here is stated that the Belgian State officiates marriages between foreign citizens only if marriage conditions from their own countries of citizenship are fulfilled. http://www.belgium.be/en/family/becoming_a_belgian_citizen_by_marriage

This implies there could not have been a marriage officiated in Belgium for a gay couple of which one of the persons is a Romanian citizen because of this rule since gay marriages currently are not allowed by the Romanian Civil Code.

Also after a bit of research including searches in phone directories in the US and examining the appearance of the two members of the couple i also started to have my doubts regarding the citizenship of both alleged spouses who so far in all the Romanian press are refereed to as 44 years old  Robert Claiborn Hamilton as being an American citizen and 44 years old Relu Adrian Coman as being a Romanian citizen.

First i would kindly ask you to confirm that a gay couple with one member being a citizen of a country that does not allow gay marriages can or cannot get married in Belgium and which law of the Belgium states it (Civil Code article or a particular law number and year).

Don’t know if in Belgium marriage certificates are of public records. If so i would kindly ask you to look for it and send me any references to that certificate so i can forward them to Romanian authorities and/or publish it on social media in my best attempt to help solving this crisis or you could take any equivalent action most convenient including sending it directly to the Romanian Government or publicize it in any media outlet of your convenience.

Gheorghe Ion
19355 SW 65th Ave #5
Tualatin OR 97062
United States of America


Friday, November 4, 2016

Method of Predicting Earthquakes

Method for Predicting Earthquakes


There are no known methods for predicting earthquakes for both shallow and deep earthquakes. Plate Tectonics theory that has been accepted by mainstream geologists for so long has failed to produce any prediction mechanism.

Basically there are two different types of earthquakes, deep and shallow and they occur, according to direct and intuitive celestial observations in response to influences of alignments of nearby celestial bodies mainly known to us as phases of the Moon and also to distances Earth-Sun, Earth Moon. My hypothesis is in both cases the main source of mechanical energy arise from changes of chemical phases followed by changes of volumes in large pockets of thermally and chemically homogeneous materials inside the lithosphere for the deep ones and similarly changes of phases and volumes of water (instant or flash boiling) in deep crevices for the shallow ones triggered in both cases by changes of pressure in those large pockets. It seems important to note here the unavoidable coincidence of using the word phase two completely different senses while describing two different concurrent phenomena and also co-existence of two different types of of earthquakes produced and triggered by similar phenomena but different depths and materials.

http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/10h.html

According to Plate Tectonics theory the plates with known boundaries described slightly differently on many different competing geological maps should be more than the crust, which is 5-70 km thick, and include the solidified part of the mantle together comprising the lithosphere where earthquakes occur.

I hereby submit the so called plates are not made of a contiguous and solid material. They are rather a collection of adjacent thermally and chemically homogenous volumes floating together on the magma and being pushed in the same direction by single horizontal magma convection currents towards areas where two horizontal convection currents join and move downwards where they [solid material, so-called plates] accumulate and generally raise together upwards and apart from areas of upward horizontally splitting convection currents where are replaced by new material pushed upwards by upwards splitting convection currents.

Also the displacements registered by measurements at ground level are very small relative to the enormous size of the plates and could be easily absorbed through plastic deformations by the enormous size of the hypothetical plates.

However in the thermally non-continuous inhomogeneous lithosphere there are volumes or pockets of uniform or homogeneous materials where changes of phase may occur simultaneously or in short period of times that is duration of earthquakes with changes of volumes during heating or cooling and change of pressure according to the phase diagrams of those materials.

As two large areas of floating lithosphere meet or separate from each other in areas above both upwards and downwards convection currents known from geological observations as faults there are more opportunities for changes in pressure and temperature for the contiguous and homogeneous volumes of magma due to vertical movements and complex 3D rearrangements then in all of other areas of the lithosphere.

However the sudden phase changes in thermally and chemically homogeneous volumes may occur mostly triggered by tipping external factors such as gravitational influences of nearby celestial bodies and atmospheric pressure.

There are already theories and studies that suggest intraplate plastic deformations occur.

"The theory of plate tectonics assumes a rigid behavior of tectonic plates and therefore fails to account for observed intraplate deformation. A new theory of intraplate tectonics is developed to calculate the first-order intraplate deformation induced by horizontal displacement of deformable plate boundaries." "The theory indicates that the first-order intraplate deformation is predominantly induced by horizontal forces acting on plate boundaries and by buoyancy forces that arise from lateral density variations between mid-ocean ridges and plate interiors (ridge push). The simplicity of the predictions and their good agreement with observations suggests that intraplate deformation should be investigated in the pole of rotation spherical" A theory of intraplate tectonics. Shimon Wdowinski.

Another argument that does not favor rigid tectonic plate theories is the recorded speed of S-waves in the crust during earthquakes.

There was an earthquake in Nereju, Vrancea, Romania with the following parameters taken from an automated email from USGS:

Magnitude 5.6

Date-Time

23 Sep 2016 23:11:20 UTC

24 Sep 2016 02:11:20 near epicenter

23 Sep 2016 15:11:20 standard time in your timezone

Location 45.723N 26.627E

Depth 88 km

Distances

7 km (4 mi) W of Nereju, Romania

37 km (22 mi) ESE of Covasna, Romania

42 km (26 mi) NE of Nehoiu, Romania

43 km (26 mi) W of Focsani, Romania

149 km (92 mi) NNE of Bucharest, Romania

There are recordings published on the web from surveillance video cameras in Bucharest that tell the first trembles corresponding to S or shear waves arrived in Bucharest approximately one minute later which corresponds to a speed of 150 km per minute or 2.5 km/second. That is lower by any estimate following the tectonics plates theory.
http://teenskepchick.org/2014/12/15/the-physics-philes-lesson-123-conduction-convection-radiation-oh-my/
There are temperature gradients in the volume of the mantle and crust and the continuous raise of the mantle and crust to a higher level may lead to lowering the temperature as the crust is raising. In this way in fault areas atop splitting upwards convection currents at various depths all the way to the mantle massive crevices may occur. At the surface the crevices accumulate and form valleys but deeper the crevices may get filled with water, either from aquifers or from oceans above. Their depth may be corresponding to the depth at which shallow earthquakes appear to be coming from current observations and measurements.

Communication of deep underground water and higher aquifers or oceans may occur through networks of shafts or caves or porous rock. Pressure and level changes of water at the surface may influence the pressure in the deep crevices.

Moon, Sun and other planets' gravity influence the level of waters in seas, oceans and lakes known as tides. Changes of levels in the underground aquifers may occur during passages and alignments of nearby celestial bodies such as Moon, Venus, Mercury and Sun in the same way they occur during ocean's' tides. Changes of levels may lead to changes in pressure all the way to the deep crevices.

Water in deep crevices as described above may be at a depth where temperature can lead to slowly and constantly boiling. However the vapors do not often reach the surface and rather condensate at higher levels and fall back as liquid water back in the deep crevices.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase_diagram

Water boiling temperature is influenced by pressure. Water can boil in vacuum (no pressure at all) at very low or ambient temperatures, at 100 degrees at sea level and up to several hundred degrees at several km deep in the ocean.

Sudden decrease of pressure in a body of water boiling slowly or at near boiling temperature in all volume can cause sudden accelerated boiling in the whole volume with sudden increases in volume due to vapors and pressure known as flash boiling. If this sudden boiling occurs in a massive crevice as mentioned above the flash boiling which is accompanied by increase in volume may lead to expansion in upper crevices through narrow passages producing massive vibrations known as earthquakes.

Following the alignments or phases of the Moon, monthly perihelion of Moon (closest point to Earth), yearly perihelion of Earth relative to the Sun, and other planets' alignements, tides are being predicted for navigational purposes.

I hereby propose the following earthquake prediction mechanism based on the above described boiling water in deep crevices theory: Most probable an earthquake will occur during planetary alignments likely to cause the lowest tides in a hypothetical or real ocean above known seismic areas combined with a sudden atmospheric pressure decrease.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/EarthSci/people/lidunka/GEOL2014/Geophysics7%20-%20Deep%20Earth/Earth%20Structure.htm
For deeper earthquakes there may be a mechanism similar to water boiling but applied to the overheated magma. Magma is rather chemically complex and has a complicated phase diagram with many phases and transition possibilities from one phase to another that can occur during cooling or changes of pressure sometimes with change of volume.

Changes of phases may propagate suddenly in homogeneous volumes of overheated magmas where favorable temperature and pressure conditions exist as predicted by the phase diagrams of different basaltic magmas and may induce sudden changes in volume that may also lead to earthquakes. These changes of phase may be triggered by rather subtle variations of pressure from any direction including from the surface and induced by the same factors such as gravity of nearby celestial bodies that create terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric tides and/or by changes of atmospheric pressure.

A very comprehensive and inexpensive way to prove a theory is through applying it to older data.

Last summer there was a series of earthquakes in Italy and Romania that really motivated me to look further into this problem. Especially after i read the news about a possible link between earthquakes and moon phases raised by researchers from Japan.

The issue was not new to me. Years ago where i was living in Romania i was looking into a possible link between earthquakes and atmospheric pressure but more from the point of view of Plate Tectonic theory. Then i thought differences in atmospheric pressure applied on large areas of rigid tectonic plates might transmit all the way to the edge or the place meet that is in fault areas and change the "tension" forces in those areas.

Also years ago when i first installed Linux onto one of my computers which BTW i still use i came across on a rather entertaining free piece of software known as Stellarium, a software planetarium that came with the operating system. That app is not really accurate as it uses only cinematic motion equations in calculating orbits that is not taking into account the very complex influence of gravity of different celestial bodies on each other but while getting accustomed with it i tried to recreate the sky over Iasi, Romania, a city where i witnessed the catastrophic earthquake of March 3rd 1977 in Vrancea, Romania. Because then i was impressed with the sky immediately after, the strange little cotton balls covering the whole sky cloud formation and the full Moon above which remained in my memory. Recently and independently from the current news about the link between Moon phases and earthquakes i verified this hypothesis with Stellarium on other earthquakes and Moon phases.

Then this year i started downloading data from USGS and making tables and adding Stellarium screenshots to those and figured there was a very strong correlation between the two. Because i could not reach past databases with synoptic maps with atmospheric pressure i was watching the newly occurring series of earthquakes in Romania and Italy and used a meteo prediction web site to see if there is a link with the atmospheric pressure. It was confirmed earthquakes occur only when there is a decrease in atmospheric pressure correlated with alignments of Moon, Sun and Earth.

More recently i tried and downloaded the whole list for earthquakes greater than 4 in Romania from USGS database. I uploaded it then to a spreadsheet and added columns for Moon age (days since New Moon), phase of Moon, distance and hour of each earthquake in that list. Since linear formulas for moon age were not accurate enough i added manually the Age of Moon in days and fraction of days from sites that claim higher accuracy.

Then based on the data gathered i started to build simple histograms counting earthquakes in relation to Earth-Moon distance, time of the day, day since new moon, etc.

All the data i studied so far especially the list of earthquakes greater than 4 in Romania i attached here though it didn't lead immediately to a very precise prediction algorithm is encouraging me personally enough into believing such correlations exists.

As a work for the final purpose of finding a precise prediction algorithm, factors need to be separated from each other, influence from atmospheric pressure data need to be added and analysed after gathering that data and generally more data needs to be gathered including meteorological data and everything must be processed with more advanced statistical analysis software including AI or machine learning algorithms on performant computers.

As i stated in one of the paragraphs of this project's description i agree that the the best way to study a correlation would be adding historical data from oceanic and terrestrial tides combined with atmospheric pressure to existing earthquake databases as tides are a good measure of the combined gravitational forces acting upon one location of the earth at a certain time and combined with changes in atmospheric pressure possibly triggering earthquake events according to the theory of phase changes or any theory that accepts earthquakes can be triggered even by subtle variation of geological forces such as tensions in tectonic plates though external influences such as nearby celestial bodies' gravity and atmospheric pressure with the separation and isolation of each influencing factors through statistical methods.

There are a couple of problems though related to correlation between tides and earthquakes as oceanic tides are confined of course to oceans and though they are a good measure of combined gravitational forces, other forces interfere like inertia and/or tidal waves in vast oceans. Also tides of course do not occur on continents except in seas nearby seismic areas and they are not always close enough.

From what i know there is no database for terrestrial tides as i think nobody has been interested in though NASA might have some data on those.

In conclusion i think the best way to pursue the correlations with the influence of combined gravitational forces of celestial bodies on triggering earthquakes is by finding from existing knowledge in universities, space agencies and generally astronomy resources and ultimately isolate formulas that would give a way of calculating total gravitational forces and variations of those forces at time and place of earthquakes in current databases. This can be done following existing knowledge and research and adding those to this project.

As for the atmospheric pressure data, the best way would be to download databases from known sources.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Moon and Sun Dance 103016


and Mercury on the outside :(

(Time is local for West Coast US due to a Stellarium problem, 7 hours behind Perugia Italy. Click on any picture then move the mouse wheel)