Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

It is the second Christmas since my blog was overtaken by the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Taking the opportunity, I just want to thank you for your continued readership.

Contrary to occasional comments, this is blog is not supported by TEPCO or the Japanese government. It is financially somehow supported by my meager work, and it is morally supported by readers who care enough, after 21 months, to come here, read, and comment. Thank you.

Contrary to what the algo-infested US stock market may indicate, the real economy around the world is not doing too great, thanks to incessant printing by the US, European, and Japanese central banks. Despite that, there are these readers from different parts of the world who have found it in them to donate, in addition. Thank you.

Concerto Grosso in G-minor Opus 6 No.8, "Christmas Concerto", by Arcangelo Corelli, Allegro and Largo, played attacca (from 8:19), for no other reason than that I played this for the Christmas chamber music concert earlier this month, and love the music.

Merry Christmas.


Scott said...

A Merry Christmas to you as well! Here's to hoping 2013 turns out to be a better year politically and financially than last year. We may all have a little peace and peace of mind...

But I'm an optimist to a fault, so I doubt there's much reason for any hope the way things are going in Japan and around the world.

Unknown said...

Thank you for your excellent work Ex SKF.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for all you are doing! We will win against the forces of ignorance. Thanks for sharing the fire. Happy holidays!

doitujin said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for all of your efforts and your continued work!

Anonymous said...

And merry christmas to you as well!

I'd just like to take this moment to thank you for your work, you're providing a deep and unfiltered insight to the internals of japanese matters, especially the handling of the fukushima catastrophe.
I have found your blog to be an invaluable source of direct information, and I'd be deeply sorry if you'd ever decide to stop reporting on these matters.

Please do keep up the good work.

VyseLegendaire said...

That's one of my favorite pieces of music as well, glad to see more fans of it...and this blog.

Apolline said...

Thank you, Ultraman, are you first violin ?

Your gift is on my blog with mine.

Anonymous said...

Wish you Happy New Year!

Hope everything should turn to your favour.


Anonymous said...


But a special Christmas wish for arevamirpal::laprimavera, you are a light in the darkness may you shine forever.

I saw The Hobbit movie yesterday and it had a line that brought a tear to my eye and reminded me of you. The elf queen Galadriel wanted to know why Gandalf had chosen the Hobbit.

Galadriel: Why the Hafling?

Gandalf: Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? That's because I am afraid and it gives me courage.

Anonymous said...

Hello thanks alot for your hard work. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
from Corsica Island

Mike said...

merry christmas ultraman!
(and thanks for the beautiful music!)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas from Sweden!
I have very mych enjoyed reading your blog,sensible and intelligent reflections spiced with witty humor but with an almost tragicomical undertone. Pretty unique and revealing.

Anonymous said...

Blogs like these have the potential to change the world for the better. Propably, because this is of excellent quality with almost no room for arguments of financial bullshit incentives.

For those who wish to look at the truth - the whole truth and nothing but the truth - this is invaluable.

We shall prevail.

Merry Christmas from Finland.

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