JeffLee's past comments

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    JeffLee

    N. Korea may be innocent. Some tech investigators say the job appears to have come from inside Sony perhaps by a disgruntled employee.

    To date, the evidence against Pyongyang has been circumstantial.

    Posted in: N Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. over Sony hacking

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    JeffLee

    "Japan needs growth"

    No it doesnt. Growth is an aggregate measure, while Japan's population shrinking. Even if GDP were zero, Japan's living standards would rise.

    Posted in: BOJ strikes more upbeat view on economy, holds off fresh measures

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    JeffLee

    Some ramen places deliberately limit serving times in order to create the lines as a marketing ploy, No thanks!

    Posted in: Must be good ramen

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    JeffLee

    "But the black President you conservatives hate so much went after OBL and got him."

    If Obama solved all the world's problems and created the highest levels of quality of life for everyone, the US conservatives would still hate him. Because hating is what they are best at.

    Posted in: Obama scolds Sony; vows U.S. response to N Korean cyberattack

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    JeffLee

    "They are basically declaring the government insolvent then."

    "Insolvent"? when it is the one that issues the currency in which its obligations are denominated? That makes no sense.

    Posted in: Gov't panel sees fiscal goal 'hard to meet' without radical steps

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    JeffLee

    "It would have been impossible for the US to reach $18 trillion in debt if the gold standard was still in existence."

    True, so blame Nixon. He ended it unilaterally. Then the deficit spending habit was started by Reagan almost as an official policy. Conservative politicians are America's most fiscally irresponsible people.

    Posted in: Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumers

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    JeffLee

    Obama did a great job of punishing Putin, who is now watching his economy go down the grain. I expect Obama can do the same with Kim once irrefutable evidence comes out.

    Posted in: Obama scolds Sony; vows U.S. response to N Korean cyberattack

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    JeffLee

    in a couple of weeks, the news will report about 50km traffic jams as motorists, who must pay highway tolls for the privilege, try to reach their destinations. And they wonder why fewer people want to own a car?

    Posted in: Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales

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    JeffLee

    I suspected she was a fraud from the start, and said so on this board. I picked up "bads" in the double digits, while posters who said she was a shining beacon symbolizing working Japanese women picked up "goods" in the double digits.

    Just goes to show...

    Posted in: Japanese scientist resigns after stem cell research discredited

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    JeffLee

    "Just spare thought for parents who lost their only kid.and stop spreading hate and hysteria"

    Someone is spreading the hate, and it sure ain't me. Have a gander:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNIsU5muPQ

    Posted in: Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

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    JeffLee

    The Americans should enlist Americans to service American jets, for the sake of American jobs and the American economy.

    Radical idea, I know. But handing elements of your most cutting edge industries to foreigners is actually bad for your economy back home.

    Posted in: S Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia

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    JeffLee

    @John Galt

    Gold no longer plays any role in the monetary system, so there's no reason for any central bank to hold it. Mind you, the Russians are so backward, they probably haven't figured this out yet.

    Posted in: Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumers

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    JeffLee

    Barack Obama = winner. Vladimir Putin = loser.

    I imagine the "Putin envy" neo-cons who inhabit this forum are giving this thread a wide berth.

    Posted in: Ruble collapse shakes Russian economy, consumers

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    JeffLee

    "You have to keep the shareholders happy,"

    Postwar Japan had a corporate model that didnt give a t*ss about keeping shareholders happy. The economy saw extraordinary growth and progress during that period, which made Japan the envy of the world.

    Posted in: Gov't considering 2.5% corporate tax cut from fiscal 2015: Nikkei

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    JeffLee

    "How do you "urge" companies to increase wages and decrease their bottom line?"

    Easy. Threaten to: 1) Take away their subsidies. 2) Outsource more government contracts to foreign competitors. 3) Hike interest rates.

    Posted in: Abe urges business leaders to increase wages

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    JeffLee

    "Out of 1.5 billion Muslims, a few thousand are extremists,"

    Countless millions want Salmon Rusdie and the Danish cartoonist executed. A billion or so pray every Friday for the death and destruction of the infidel non-believers (like you and me). Nope, the 21st world doesn't need this creed.

    Posted in: Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

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    JeffLee

    So having women out of the house and on a career track is going to help with Japan's demographics?!? Errr, OK, I have news for you then.

    Posted in: We’re still far from where Japan needs to go on a long-term basis, given the severe demographic crisis that the nation is facing.

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    JeffLee

    @That Guy

    "...getting their teeth kicked in twice in 27 years really had a profound effect."

    They didn't "get their teeth kicked in". Casualities on both sides were quite even. The war ended by armjustice and many Germany soldiers felt cheated, since they were occupying enemy soil when told to demobilize.

    What's more, Germany suffered very little physical damage, since so few of the battles were actually in Germany. France and Belgium got their teeth kicked in, but Germany not so much.

    Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools

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    JeffLee

    Just look at the technical quality. Cooking shows, variety shows, etc. don't require decent scripting or imagination, which is why they're so common. When the talent go to locations, the editing is really sparse and looks like it took one editor about half an hour to cut.

    The dramas are shot on video rather than film and look like amateur productions.

    Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?

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    JeffLee

    Monis is reported by several outlets as being a refugee, just like the imams who incited the Danish cartoonist violence. Facts are so often the enemy of political correctness, arent they.

    "His ideology is just so strong and so powerful"

    Footnote: by "ideology" he means "religion."

    Posted in: Gunman, 2 hostages killed as police storm Sydney cafe

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