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TravelingSalesMar. 24, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
I am a Tea Partier and I don't have an issue with supporting foreign born citizens for President. I even voted for one once.
Posted in: Tea Party's Ted Cruz launches White House bid
TravelingSalesMar. 24, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
We already settled the foreign born citizen issue in 2008.
TravelingSalesMar. 24, 2015 - 08:14AM JST
Although Senator Cruz has a lot of positives, I am concerned about putting someone who has never run a state or a major corporation into the Presidency.
It's true that Cruz has been described as "off-the-charts brilliant" by a liberal professor who taught him at Harvard Law, and that he was the first Hispanic to clerk for the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, and that he was an outstanding Solicitor General of Texas, but, if the last six years have taught us anything, surely we know that a nice legal/academic resume is far from adequate preparation to be the nation's chief executive
TravelingSalesMar. 11, 2015 - 10:49AM JST
Sounds like Tsipras deserves honorary Korean citizenship!
Posted in: Greek PM accuses Germany of using legal tricks to avoid WW2 reparations
TravelingSalesMar. 09, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
Saying you're going to make it like MI6 is dumb since all the low-info voters/commentators think Bond rather than le Carre.
Better say the BND or the ASIO.
Posted in: Japan eyes MI6-style spy agency
TravelingSalesMar. 02, 2015 - 10:52PM JST
I rent out 2 places & don't charge key money on either
Posted in: Can Tokyo raise its housing game in time for Olympics?
TravelingSalesMar. 02, 2015 - 02:16PM JST
Kuroda's great gamble is that he can effectively change much of Japan's interest-bearing fixed maturity obligations into zero coupon perpetual notes without causing the market for the perpetuals to collapse. Time will tell if he's right. Nowhere else has ever done this successfully, but Japan is better circumstanced to attempt it than any sovereign I can remember.
Posted in: BOJ chief defends inflation target
TravelingSalesMar. 02, 2015 - 11:25AM JST
Inflation is just a mechanism to take from lenders/savers and give to borrowers. In Japan right now, that's a good thing.
TravelingSalesFeb. 26, 2015 - 03:56PM JST
It's 70 years ago. Get over it already!
Posted in: Panel meets to discuss Abe’s speech for anniversary of WWII end
TravelingSalesFeb. 24, 2015 - 04:24PM JST
I wouldn't have a problem with gay marriage coming to Japan. Seeing what Japanese girls seem to think of the average young Japanese guy it might become the new normal.
However, I think it should come with and by the consent of the people and not be imposed by judges.
Posted in: The constitution does not rule out same-sex marriage, so an interpretation can be made that it is constitutional. Prime Minister Abe and the LDP don’t like the idea of same-sex marriage, but at the same time the issue is gaining momentum.
TravelingSalesFeb. 22, 2015 - 04:59PM JST
I think this kind of action needs to be expanded to benefit other minority groups. I have long been shocked by the dearth of Asian-Americans in the NBA and the NFL, the lack of Inuit-Americans in the National Surfing Championship, and the under-representation of male-Americans in the National Organization of Women.
We need some quotas!
Posted in: Civil rights groups to protest Oscars over lack of diversity
TravelingSalesFeb. 17, 2015 - 10:29AM JST
20% of Japanese live in Tokyo. 40% want to.
It's inevitable that real estate prices in the countryside will continue to drop and real estate prices in Tokyo will continue to rise.
Posted in: New law takes aim at Japan's glut of vacant houses
TravelingSalesFeb. 13, 2015 - 09:27AM JST
Why is this only for couples. We need tolerance for plural marriage.
Posted in: Shibuya to issue Japan's first gay partnership certificate
TravelingSalesFeb. 09, 2015 - 01:52PM JST
The point is to take from people who own government bonds or have bank deposits and give to the governments. The salary increases are just a means to an end.
Posted in: If inflation accelerates further under Abe’s policies, inequality will widen. The socially vulnerable and low-income classes will be worst affected and a cut in livelihood subsidies deals them a double punch.
TravelingSalesFeb. 09, 2015 - 11:52AM JST
Inflation is good for borrowers (the government and, less intentionally, anyone with a mortgage) and bad for savers (the old, the less intelligent rich, and big corporations). Deflation is the opposite.
TravelingSalesFeb. 08, 2015 - 10:33AM JST
Trickle down economics is a policy that says if someone can get rich, let him, as he will then spend his money on goods and service which will spread the welath to many other people.
Abenomics is a policy which takes from savers (primarily the older rich and large corporatons) and rewards borrowers (primarily central and local governement but also leveraged investors).
There is little connection.
Posted in: Japanese property shares struggle with deflation jitters
TravelingSalesFeb. 02, 2015 - 02:20PM JST
sheep attract wolves
Posted in: No war
TravelingSalesJan. 31, 2015 - 03:23PM JST
Romney would have made a good president. Unfortunately he wasn't a good candidate.
Precisely opposite to the current incumbent.
Posted in: Romney says he will not run for president in 2016
TravelingSalesJan. 30, 2015 - 11:48AM JST
There was a Soviet combat brigade in Cuba from 1962 to 1991
Posted in: U.S. would welcome Japan air patrols in South China Sea
TravelingSalesJan. 28, 2015 - 05:38PM JST
Leaving the US to do the heavy lifting as usual. What a weasel!
At least some of the Europeans are helping out this time. And Canadians and Australians as well. Meantime the allies who are most dependent on Middle East oil - Japan and Korea - sit back and insert their thumbs ever more deeply.
Posted in: Abe: Japan won't join U.S.-led military operation against IS
Mar. 29, 2015 - 07:06AM JST
I love anime and manga very much, even though I don't consider myself an otaku and…
Posted in: World's first 'otaku' summit opens in Japan
Mar. 29, 2015 - 07:03AM JST
Yet Obama’s strategic patience on national security continues a pattern set by the most successful Republican…
Posted in: Obama's national security strategy follows Republican pattern
Mar. 29, 2015 - 06:59AM JST
Takata sued for $1.9 bil in Canada over faulty airbags
Wow, that's a big number. No…
Posted in: Takata sued for $1.9 bil in Canada over faulty airbags
Mar. 29, 2015 - 06:57AM JST
Abe thing like Ryan of BioShock
" Hello, Children. I'm Abe the Lion. I'm here to…
Posted in: Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis
Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic on Saturday for the first time in nearly…
Posted in: Whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch