Nobel Peace Year Highlights
Saturday October 14th 8:30am at the ISSS-ISAC conference at American University in Washington DC I will be presenting my “low military is the best defense strategy”, a key concept in reducing military spending world wide, and a key reason to award the Peace Prize.
In the year between Nobel Peace Prize Awards I’ve had a very good year. Starting with two entries in the “SAGE Encyclopedia of War – Social Science Edition” released online October 12, 2016. That event pushed my Academic.edu viewings overseas into orbit with about three times as much response internationally in the year since then while interest domestically in the United States stayed about the same as before. In addition, downloads set new records five times this last year. The encyclopedia articles boosted downloads to new levels far in excess of the previous record of 34 for “Summary”. The “SAGE Political Economy of War” reached 50 downloads after the October release. “Military Economy Direct 11” reached 56 downloads after the March release followed by “Dear Future US President” with 87 after the May release, then “History of Gary Gygax and War Economy” released in June had 129 downloads, and finally “Military Complete Geography” released in August has just reached 159 downloads. That’s five new records in one year. My work has just hit a new level of growing international acceptance this year, setting those new records in downloads. There are a variety of other surprises on my websites and in the news that give me encouragement.
My “SAGE Military Keynesianism” encyclopedia entry was RECOMMENDED by Professor Aruwa, Suleiman A.S. on January 12, 2017. The good professor was once the Finance Minister in the Nigerian Government and has over ONE MILLION VIEWS of his Academia.edu website. He has 22 books and 59 papers on his website. He is in the top 0.5% on Academia with an author rank of 1.5. Thanks to his recommendation I now have an author rank of 1.1 and on a twelve month basis I’m now in the top 0.8% for my annual views and top 2% on monthly views. My total downloads this year of 495 include the 173 in the last month, mostly 158 from “Military Complete Geography.”
Norwegian Nobel Committee
Viewing the last twenty-four releases in a row just occurred about 2:30pm September 23, 2017, Oslo Norway time. This is probably the Nobel Committee because the last time that long a streak of consecutive views happened was at 9am Norwegian time the day after nominations closed in 2016. This year one of my nominators received an acknowledgement from the committee last Spring 2017. So Jim Murphy’s ranking my chances as 31st is probably an underestimate of my chances. I’m on a list of 1500 peacemakers all time, online, that includes Barack Obama born one year later according to the list. It mentions my “Dr. Peace” name and my attendance and presentation at the one hundred year anniversary of the Hague Peace Conference in 1999. It does not include the many peace and international groups I’ve been involved with over the years, see my Resume paper.
Hurricane and Volcano Cycle Evidence
Giant Indonesian Bali volcano Agung, category 5 volcano in 1963 is predicted to erupt any day now for the first time in 54 years, a perfect fit for the 54 year cycle. Just in the last month, two category 4 hurricanes landed in the United States for the first time in 166 years, since 1851, which is three 54 year cycles plus 4 years. Jacksonville Florida had record flooding this year exceeding the old record in 1846, three 54 year cycles plus nine years. Puerto Rico hit by category five hurricane Maria exceeds the 1928 hurricane that last hit Puerto Rico, a third hurricane of category four plus hitting the United States territory this year. This is an 81 year fit of three 27 year cycles, missing by 8 years.
Other Highlights This Year
Presenting at the Telos Institute for the first time this last January was a highlight as the main speaker took great interest in my work. Then getting back to my wargaming roots after 43 years since I attended the first seven Gen Con conventions. I had not seen my old friend Gary Gygax since the first year of his Dungeons and Dragons sales. I saw his son Ernest Gygax at the ninth Gary Con in Lake Geneva after his death. His son told me he talked about me all the time. We were two leading lights in the International Federation of Wargaming from 1966 to 1974, where he constantly and I occasionally published. I was the top rated player in the IFW and beat Gary in the only game ever directly between us. I played a prototype of D & D on the porch of Gary’s home once. Then as I moved West, he offered to sell my old games at the convention for a couple years. That was the last we corresponded, as I got into graduate school and then politics 2000 miles away. When I returned 43 years later, I found out I was a Legend of Wargaming, included in the book “Playing the Game” by Jon Peterson. Then I found out my niece was at Gen Con 50 also. It’s been very emotional. I was finally allowed to present at the UW Madison Chaos Seminar on August 22 about my empire theory. The reception was warm and many were very interested with many questions that feed into my personal strength, answering questions.
Strange pattern on my website might indicate Nobel is double checking me out right now, Saturday afternoon 9-23-17 about 2pm Oslo time, and Monday evening 9-25-17 between 8pm and midnight, someone(s) read all 24 press releases since last Christmas. The Norwegian Nobel Committee reportedly chooses in August according to Jim Murphy, announces October 6 Friday. Since both days are the same 24 in a row, it’s hard to imagine that as anything but a double check by two of the five Norwegian politicians that make the decision. The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Friday 6 October, 11:00 a.m. Norway time (4am Madison time CDT).
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Please cite this work as follows:
Reuschlein, Robert. (2017, October 1). “Nobel Peace Year Highlights”. Madison, WI: Real Economy Institute. Retrieved from: https://www.expertclick.com/NewsRelease/Nobel-Peace-Year-Highlights-Robert-Reuschlein,2017129985.aspx
Dr. Peace, Professor Robert Reuschlein, Real Economy Institute