JeffLee's past comments

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    JeffLee

    "JAL was and is indicative of everything that's bad about Japan Inc."

    I am always reminded of that when I take Delta or American. In contrast, JAL's polite attentive service (even in economy), sparkling clean cabin interiors, flights that have gotten to my destination well BEFORE scheduled time -- it all reminds me of the failings of Japan Inc.

    Posted in: JAL's three-month profit more than halves

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    JeffLee

    @Katsu78

    "the world of Islam is far more complicated than we understand"

    No it isn't. The Koran is quite short and explicit, compared to other holy books and scriptures. Like all religions, Islam was meant to explain the world quickly and simplistically to the masses, in an era when people lacked the most basic knowledge of science.

    Cultures can be complicated, but not religions.

    Good luck with the reform movement, tho' I suspect that lots of good people would die horrible deaths if it were to get off the ground.

    Posted in: Islamic renewal

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    JeffLee

    "the future is multi-cultural - like it or not, but deal with it."

    Muliculturalism in Europe has been created directly through government policies. Most often thru the unintended consequences of badly conceived policies, such as Germany's "guest worker" program or UK's commonwealth act.

    There is nothing inevitable about multiculturalism. S. Korea, Japan dont have it because they dont want it. Euro policymakers concocted it without ever consulting the public. That's what made Brexit vote such an extraordinary phenom.

    Posted in: Merkel: Germany 'will manage' challenge after attacks

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    JeffLee

    @Gary Raynor

    "none of the public works spending has or will make a difference"

    Compared to countries that took the cautious austerity path, giving them such wonderful benefits in western Europe of youth unemployment of over 50%, negative GDP and a massive outflux of working age people? How about shrinking -- shrinking! -- GDP in big economies like Russia and Brazil?

    Yeah, Japan needs to get on board with all that. LOL. For all its faults, Japan is not even close to that, although that's what you're ideas would produce. Spain, Portugal and others have since learned their lessons the very hard way, and have finally tossed out the idea of "fiscal responsibility.' And guess what? Their public-spending economies are recovering, finally.

    Posted in: BOJ opts for modest stimulus expansion

  • -8

    JeffLee

    Ain't gonna make much difference. The big fiscal package is the operative factor.

    Posted in: BOJ opts for modest stimulus expansion

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    JeffLee

    Twice in recent years she has stated publicly that multiculturalism is a failure/impossible, from what I recall. Lord knows how her brain is wired. Maybe she's just a masochist.

    Posted in: Merkel: Germany 'will manage' challenge after attacks

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    JeffLee

    This is what happens to politicians when they try to ring-fence important policies that have a direct effect on people's lives. Next time, let's hope there will be a modicum of public consultation, instead of unilateral action.

    Posted in: Merkel cuts short holiday to face refugee policy storm

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    JeffLee

    "If you offer gullible, excluded people...."

    Many are not "gullible or excluded." Many have good educations, jobs, families who care about them, and comfortable living standards.

    Whenever British teenagers run off to Syria, their shaken parents emerge from their middle-class homes to give new conferences, pleading that their kids return home to be with their friends and continue their computer science studies, or whatever.

    It's all about... a certain religion.

    Posted in: Chilling details of France church attack emerge as hostage speaks

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    JeffLee

    If NAFTA had lived up to just some of its promises, it would be a different story. The increased trade under the treaty hasn't lifted real incomes in the US. This is evidence that free trade theory, on which these treaties are based, is flawed.

    The wonks used to tell us free trade is win-win. Now more are conceding it's win-lose....and regular working folks are so often the losers.

    Posted in: Favored by Obama, TPP deal draws ire at Democratic, GOP conventions

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    JeffLee

    ".....have all been Japanese."

    The person who murdered the Japanese translator of the Satanic Verses after the Ayatollah issued a fatwa was probably not Japanese.

    Posted in: Antiterror squad to be deployed at Tokyo's Sumida River fireworks

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    JeffLee

    "The perps are largely European citizens..."

    But of immigrant/refugee background in nearly every case. If policymakers and the citizens who support them refuse to acknowledge this irrefutable fact and its implications, then there is no solution, no hope.

    France, Belgium and others have lost the ability to control this crisis, and it's gonna get worse unless radical changes take place.

    Posted in: France left soul-searching after brutal church attack

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    JeffLee

    Some media are saying a beheading. Wouldnt surprise me, after the French police covered up the Bataclan atrocities.

    France is helpless in dealing with a crisis its own policymakers created. It has thousands of churches and many, many more other institutions like Jewish schools that it doesnt have the resources to defend. The country will end up losing, and Islamic terror will prevail.

    Posted in: Islamic State claims attack that killed 85-year-old French priest

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    JeffLee

    "Daesh wants this to escalate..."

    What Daeash really wants is to have its people living and settled comfortably in Europe and the West, where they can continue to carry out their terror against the infidel directly.

    Allowing large numbers of Muslims from the Mideast, North Africa, etc. to enter Europe unvetted and unchecked and giving free housing and other benefits is like Christmas come early for the ISIS people who have made it thru.

    With the Caliphate shrinking, they will all eventually need somewhere to go.

    Posted in: Germany warns of anti-migrant backlash after week of bloodshed

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    JeffLee

    Who are they looking for? Japan hasn't have many Muslims like Nice and Dhaka, and the Red Army, Aum Shinrikyo, etc. aren't active these days.

    I guess they will be spending their time checking the registration of visitors' mama-charis. LOL.

    Posted in: Antiterror squad to be deployed at Tokyo's Sumida River fireworks

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    JeffLee

    "The problem in developed countries are not that increased globalization of trade and services are bad, but the concentration of wealth to the parasitic "Banksters" and the elite class."

    And globalization is behind that wealth concentration. The banksters and other elites are why globalization exists in the first place. It was their lobbying that created it.

    Posted in: Germany warns of anti-migrant backlash after week of bloodshed

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    JeffLee

    "the world needs increasing globalization of good & services to spur more economic growth"

    Hilarious. Shortly after globalization started to accelerate from the 90s, growth in developed countries has slowed down and median incomes for workers have stagnated, if not shrunk.

    Posted in: Germany warns of anti-migrant backlash after week of bloodshed

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    JeffLee

    Seems like good news for the likes of me. I wonder what Scoot's service is like? And whenever I've checked LCC fares from Tokyo, they're about the same as on the legacy carriers, which kinda defeats the purpose of their existence. LOL.

    Posted in: Scoot launches Singapore-Bangkok-Tokyo flights

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    JeffLee

    Europe is in for a summer of terror. It was all preventable, too. I hope the policymakers whose decisions are putting their citizens in such danger are held accountable one day.

    Posted in: Munich shooter was bullied loner; planned attack for a year, police say

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    JeffLee

    Use magleve for airport ground transportation., ex. Shinjuku to Haneda, KIX to Umeda, etc., which the Chinese have wisely done.

    The timeframe is so long that hydrogen fuels will probably be invented by then, rendering the intercity project a waste of money.

    Posted in: Critics question economic impact of Abe's maglev decision

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    JeffLee

    Japan's tourism industry needs to take a chill pill. It has a hissy fit whenever something new appears, from drones to foreigners to selfie sticks and now video games.

    Posted in: Tourist sites on high alert after Pokemon Go launch in Japan

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