JeffLee's past comments

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    JeffLee

    "If they really wanted to improve the economy cut taxes"

    Japan IS cutting taxes -- corporate taxes. I'm sure everything is going to peachy as a result.

    Posted in: Japan inflation flat; household spending slips

  • 0

    JeffLee

    This was before all that sewage washed up on Waikiki, where swimming is banned?

    Posted in: Hawaii had record number of visitors in July

  • 2

    JeffLee

    No air con for an event held in mid August? Yeah, right.

    Posted in: Japan to cut cost for Olympic stadium by third, say lawmakers

  • 0

    JeffLee

    "Thank goodness this wasn't a 787. People would be swearing up and down"

    That's because the 777 has an established safety record. The 787 does not.

    Posted in: ANA plane makes emergency landing in Osaka

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    JeffLee

    "As the article in this case correctly noted, the yen is "perceived to be safer", by some people"

    Define "some people." (which are your words, not the article's)

    Posted in: China turmoil needn't rattle BOJ, yen rise not a worry: Abe adviser

  • 3

    JeffLee

    "How do you think they got all those users to install Windows 10 so quickly when that never happened for Win7 or 8 or 8.1?!?"

    Um...because it's free?

    "Pity no anti virus software seems to work with W10 at the moment."

    Defender/Essentials on my 2 machines running 10 seems to be doing the trick.

    "since it's probably carrying as many viruses as it is other crap."

    "Probably"? In other words, you don't know. Duly noted.

    Posted in: Windows 10 spreads to more than 75 million devices

  • -2

    JeffLee

    Maybe there's truth to his claim of "another man" in his car during the murders.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

  • 0

    JeffLee

    Central banks normally don't react to stock prices. But in Japan's case, the yen is a safe haven currency, so it has certain considerations to make.

    Posted in: China turmoil needn't rattle BOJ, yen rise not a worry: Abe adviser

  • 0

    JeffLee

    I have Windows 10, but no Cortana. It tells me it's "not supported in your language" (which is English).

    "The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on your PC"

    Which is nothing? LOL.

    Posted in: Microsoft's Cortana assistant launched on Android

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    JeffLee

    "One day's prices, do not a "safe haven" make"

    If the day was Monday, which saw some drastic swings throughout global markets, then yes they do.

    I guess you didnt see the other new story in this section, "Aso warns over yen's rapid rise."

    Well, I guess finance ministers, analysts, traders and about a million other people who are noting the yen's surge amid global uncertainty are laboring under a fantasy, eh?

    "Such a move occurs because of a lack of liquidity, not because a "flurry of buying/selling"."

    I'm not even going to respond to that one. Wow.

    Posted in: China's slowing economy: What's wrong?

  • -1

    JeffLee

    "It was 75 a few years back"

    I thought we are talking today's news. But if you want to drastically move the goalposts for argument sake, then so be it.

    75 was an all time high, and temporary and sustainable. If you'Re using that level as a base, then you clearly don't know what you're talking about.

    Posted in: China's slowing economy: What's wrong?

  • 0

    JeffLee

    "Note also that the yen has shot back down again."

    Huh? It's 119 today, yesterday was 121, and last week was 124. (Note: when the number goes down, it means the yen is stronger. LOL).

    The dollar has come back a bit today but that was after some worries eased, again proof of the yen's haven status. The fact is, the yen was Monday's leading safe haven, whether you like it or not.

    Posted in: China's slowing economy: What's wrong?

  • 3

    JeffLee

    It was about time for a correction.

    Posted in: Asian shares fall as panic grips world markets

  • 0

    JeffLee

    Just a correction. China announced a year ago it wouldnt be going for quantitative growth, but quality instead.

    Note that the yen shot up on a flurry of buying, due to Japan's safe haven status.

    Posted in: China's slowing economy: What's wrong?

  • -1

    JeffLee

    The globalization of our economy, which is creating 19th century levels of inequality in the developed economies.

    The multinational corporations will force us into a race to the bottom in the name of "competitiveness" as we find ourselves forced to compete with the likes of the Vietnamese and Bangladeshis.

    Under TPP or other agreements, the corporates will eventually have the right to sue governments that try to protect the economic interests of their workers, err, us..

    Posted in: What do you think is the biggest threat facing the world in the near future?

  • 0

    JeffLee

    "but I do have hard assets which cannot be devalued...."

    If you invested in the leading 2 "hard assets" -- gold and oil -- in the last 5 years, then you lost your shirt.

    Posted in: Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies

  • 3

    JeffLee

    "And best of all the Iraqis were dancing in the streets when that happened."

    The image I have of Iraqis "dancing in the streets" was after villagers attacked 4 American contractors, dragged their bodies thru the streets, set them on fire, cut off their limbs and then hoisted their mutilated corpses from a bridge in early 2004. There was plenty of celebration, indeed.

    One of the most enduring images from immediate post-war Iraq.

    Posted in: Islamic State ambushes, kills up to 50 Iraqi troops

  • 5

    JeffLee

    "If the Commander in Chief permit them to do their job, it wouldn't take long."

    Conservative hawk Nixon unleashed the US air force in the early 70s to "do their job." it dropped more bombs on tiny, rural and impoverished Laos in a few months than it did on Europe throughout World War2.

    And what an amazing result! The communist peasants were able to take power shortly afterward, and they are still there running the country. And Nixon is long gone.

    Posted in: Islamic State ambushes, kills up to 50 Iraqi troops

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    JeffLee

    And posters on this board argue Japan is a special case, blaming its slow growth wholly on Abenomics.

    Posted in: Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies

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