JeffLee's past comments

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    JeffLee

    "There will always be at least a tiny minority..."

    Not for long. They are among the fast-growing minority in the Western world, and that includes the US.

    Unless immigration is radically revamped or pressure is placed on them to reform their dogma from the dark ages, then the violence and risk are going to get a lot worse. That's because mainstream Islam is nearly always the springboard ideology to Jihadism.

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    JeffLee

    @Pandabelle

    "Perhaps it's a user problem, Jeff?"

    Oh yeah, me the user is clearly doing the wrong thing by clicking on the buttons that read "open attachment " and "view attachment" in both my email client and a couple of web mail apps. Bad me.

    I also forgot to add: my handset fails to update its clock, I've noticed a number of times. Once, it made me 15 minutes late for a meeting. I have dusted off my old wristwatch and wear it every day now.

    You simply cannot rely on an Android device.

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    JeffLee

    Using a credit card to pay my rent? That would certainly rack up my air mileage.

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    JeffLee

    I blame the Shinkansen. In Britain, which claims disproportionate success in pop music, fledging bands cut their teeth by touring throughout the country. They stick their equipment in a van and hit the major towns and cities. In the US, bands often use buses.

    This is basically impossible in Japan. The highways are tolled, making them unaffordable for small bands. Instead the bands are "selected" by powerful agencies, which does little for their artistic and technical development.

    Posted in: Why do Asian pop stars have a hard time succeeding in the U.S. market? Is it mainly a language thing?

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    JeffLee

    "History is always wirriten by the winner."

    The common narrative about the Vietnam War wasn't written by the winner. About 95% of the books, movies, etc. about that period were produced by the losers.

    Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

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    JeffLee

    "Calling the Philippines an "American colony" is incorrect - it was an American protectorate."

    It is correct. It was in fact a colony, as it was ruled by an "insular government" based in Washington. Taft was the first colonial governor.

    The Americans didnt want to call it a colony because they wanted to project a more positive image than the Europeans. But it was a colony.

    Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

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    JeffLee

    "Give Muslims a few more decades, and they'll too fall for usury like the rest of us."

    That's an odd view, given that over the centuries, the Islamic world has become MORE strict, fundamentalist and at odds with the rest of the world..

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    JeffLee

    "why did they need to massacre women and children?"

    A Japanese veteran was interviewed by CBS about 10 years ago. He said that once the Japanese command determined that the local population saw the Americans as friends, they sent out an order to kill everyone they saw.

    Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

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    JeffLee

    "Our governments and central banks are painting our economies into a corner."

    The only institutions in developed countries in modern times that "paint our economies into a corner" are private-sector financial institutions. A simple study of the causes of 2008, 1991 and the 1930s will quickly reveal that fact.

    Posted in: Japan's inflation rate falls in January on lower energy costs

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    JeffLee

    "Japan’s tattered finances"

    Argentina has "tattered finances." Japan does not. If it did, the excrement would have impacted the rotary cooling device long ago.

    Posted in: BOJ chief defends inflation target

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    JeffLee

    An MI5 chief says there are "several thousand" persons of interest like JJ in the UK. There's no way that a small democratic country can deal with that, given that each Jihadi terror aspirant needs about a dozen well-paid agents for 24 hr surveillance.

    Sadly, Britain and other European countries are beyond the point of getting solutions, thanks to their brain-dead immigration and refugee policies.

    And are the Japanese immigration policymakers taking notes? You bet they are.

    Posted in: Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

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    JeffLee

    "The surge happened in February and March,"

    Not quite. Household spending in Jan. 2014 was positive, and then negative in Feb. 2014.

    http://www.tradingeconomics.com/japan/household-spending

    Posted in: Japan's inflation rate falls in January on lower energy costs

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    JeffLee

    The fiscal burden Muslim immigrants and their kids place on the European countries is tremendous. I have read Muslim neighborhoods areas throughout the UK are under 24 hour surveillance by teams of intelligence agents, who are highly specialized and highly paid.

    And when people marked as dangerous travel abroad, they are usually tailed by a team of MI5 or SAS operatives. Imagine how much all that costs. Especially for small and moderate size European countries, like Belgium or Holland.

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    JeffLee

    ".... a 97 percent white county."

    Why is this factoid relevant?

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    JeffLee

    This makes me laugh. Google Drive works sporadically, and it's lost important data on me. The google drives on my desktop, laptop and phone contain different files from each other -- even though theyre on the same account! I mean, come on. It's a (bad) joke.

    My Android phone often refuses to open simple email attachments, like Word files. Only a fool would use such a thing for work.

    Phone calls and entertainment, sure. Work? Gotta be laptops and thumbdrives.

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    JeffLee

    "Household spending fell by 0.3% in January from the month before and by 5.1% from a year earlier,"

    The year earlier was compared to the surge right ahead of the consumption tax hike. A third of a percentage point is nothing to get worked up about. LOL. The inflation rate is still up, a point that many readers seem to have missed, over 2%.

    Posted in: Japan's inflation rate falls in January on lower energy costs

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    JeffLee

    This is why Japanese corporations need that tax cut and all the govt and BOJ stimulus.

    So they can pour more of their money overseas, to provide more investment and jobs for the Chinese, Americans and others. At least the tax cut is compensated by consumers at home, who are being forced to pay higher prices for everything thanks to....shifting of the burden onto them.

    Gotta love the policies of Japan's "nationalist" administration.

    Posted in: Japanese companies go on spending spree abroad

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    JeffLee

    Why are they doing this? What's in it for them?

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    JeffLee

    When you allow the setting up of nearly 100 Sharia courts throughout the country to supplant the secular family courts, as just one example, I mean, what do you expect?

    The misery, violence, suffering and fear in the UK, France and elsewhere is only going to worsen. Wholly preventable, too. That's the tragedy.

    Posted in: Britain concerned over teenage girls traveling to Syria to join IS

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