globalwatcher's past comments

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    globalwatcherAug. 28, 2014 - 10:13PM JST

    As I said above, you cannot trust anything coming out Putin's lips. He is dripping honey and lie.

    Currently, Russian troops are invading the South Eastern Ukraine as of NOW.

    They have been invading inside of Ukraine since yesterday. They are still moving deeper to the south, more than 15 miles away, from the border. You never, never trust what Putin has to say.

    Posted in: Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough

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    bass4funkAug. 29, 2014 - 10:50AM JST

    You NEVER let criminals know in advance that you are coming to arrest them.

    What are you talking about? Outlining a strategy as to how you want to deal with this seriously growing threat and military operations are two entirely different things, has nothing to do with one or the other. All presidents have done this, but now I am glad to see this, actually the world. Now we really see in all honesty how this idiotic guy thinks, he has NO clue what he is doing and shouldn't occupy the White House...well, he does have 875 more days to go and then the nightmare with this Charlatan will be finally over.

    You stubbornly refuse to accept the real situation. ISIS is holding US hostages and their life is in danger. And you want Obama to reveal his rescue mission. Outrageous, bass!!!! Very disappointed in you.

    Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy

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    bass4funkAug. 29, 2014 - 09:47AM JST

    @global

    He has a plan. He just does not want to send a telegraph to ISIS.

    Even if that were true, he doesn't have to tell ISIS anything in detail, but he needs to be straightforward with the American people as to outline what his strategy will be. That is his job if he wants support from the American people. The people need to understand at the bare minimum what his plan and goal is, that would not be divulging or giving anything concrete to the enemy.

    You NEVER let criminals know in advance that you are coming to arrest them.

    Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy

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    bass4funkAug. 29, 2014 - 08:20AM JST

    Good Lord, why am I NOT surprised by this?

    He has a plan. He just does not want to send a telegraph to ISIS.

    Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy

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    techallAug. 20, 2014 - 06:22PM JST

    Japan (and especially Hokkaido) is NOT Singapore. The Singapore casinos are in resort areas, good weather year round, other activities right at hand, beaches, shopping etc. Singapore is not a good model to assess the merits of casinos in Japan with the exception of maybe Okinawa.

    Hokkaido Gov Harumi Takahashi already knows, and it is a great vacation for him paid by taxpayers. Winter weather is just a big trouble for casino business.

    Posted in: Hokkaido governor inspects Singapore casinos

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    As I said above, you cannot trust anything coming out Putin's lips. He is dripping honey and lie.

    Currently, Russian troops are invading the South Eastern Ukraine as of NOW.

    Posted in: Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough

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    JTDanManAug. 28, 2014 - 08:05AM JST

    I've been there. Back in '88. It quite scenic, ironically.

    I was there 20 years ago when I was a passenger in a cruise ship. Tour guide took us to the city of David where I was standing on the hill looking over the dark blue Med. Ocean through Olive trees. It was very peaceful then. .

    Posted in: Israel closes Golan area as Syrian rebels seize crossing

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    The West cannot accomplish any positive diplomacy with Putin. Let Putin go, so we can talk.

    Posted in: Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough

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    globalwatcherAug. 26, 2014 - 01:55PM JST

    .>> American doctor and missionary nurse were saved with untested vaccine. We need to try everything. It is worth a try.

    Elizabeth HeathAug. 27, 2014 - 01:11AM JST

    @globalwatcher. There is no evidence to suggest the two missionaries were cured by the test drug. None at all.

    True. We still do not know the long term outcome, but at least they are now released from hospital and are alive. Miracle!!

    These families were preparing funerals instead. What would you do Elizabeth? Sending them to funerals? Is that your choice? I guess that is what you are suggesting here. Disappointed.

    Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment

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    Oops......politically incorrect......?

    Posted in: Australia tycoon apologises for calling Chinese 'mongrels'

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    fxgaiAug. 25, 2014 - 01:57PM JST

    My comment is only to suggest that Japan is unlikely to be able to make the adjustments through some kind of democratic process by itself. More likely is that the problems are procrastinated upon until the negative consequences become obvious and IMF sends in some black ships to help impress upon the vested bureaucratic interests the need for serious changes to be made. And there you finally get those first cuts you mentioned.

    I think I am getting what you are saying here.

    The problem of Japan is a lack of good leadership who can make a bold long term decision. You are churning too many PMs in the past 30 years. By the way, Mr. Masaaki Shirakawa has already predicted that a 2% of inflation is unattainable. This is a big blow who are still in denial.

    Posted in: Ex-PM Noda says failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

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    . American doctor and missionary nurse were saved with untested vaccine. We need to try everything. It is worth a try.

    Posted in: Japan ready to offer untested flu drug for Ebola treatment

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    Sad to say but it'll probably take an IMF program to get anything like that done in this country.

    No. You do not want to give up your financial sovereignty. In a brink of your eyes, the IMF will tell you what to do. The bond yield will spike up to 8 to 10% as Japan seen as risky investment country. That's what happened to Spain, Italy in EU financial crisis. Remember that?

    Posted in: Ex-PM Noda says failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

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    Personally I think these areas should be reformed, because the spending is unsustainable. But I'm extremely doubtful that you can reform those areas well enough to achieve a halving of government spending, which is what is required to fix the budget deficit (40-45 trillion), and even the more modest sales tax hike revenue equivalent of 5 or 10 trillion out is not easy.

    Too many unproductive bureaucrats and politicians are on government payrolls that need to be cut first. The government has to be much smaller and efficient.

    Posted in: Ex-PM Noda says failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

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    John GaltAug. 24, 2014 - 09:42PM JST

    Storm, IF they had the creativity to dig a tunnel, they wouldn't be feverishly digging the hole deeper, as they HAVE been, would they.

    The truth is they couldn't find their way out of a paper bag.

    Former BOJ chief Mr. Shirakawa has already express his concern about the stagnation. So this is nothing new. Japan is caught between two hard rocks while the demography is rapidly changing in free trade environment.

    It is too bad he spoke about the deflation while everybody was in denial. The 2% inflation WILL not be possible and attainable. Now Japan is addicted to drugs (printing money). .

    Posted in: BOJ may ease policy for some time to beat deflation: Kuroda

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    John GaltAug. 24, 2014 - 10:24PM JST

    Global, by your logic, since there's no pure capitalism, then all semblance of capitalism should be abandoned and go whole hog into socialism.

    No, it is from Economic #101..

    John, each of the world economies can be viewed as operating somewhere on a spectrum between Market Capitalism and Command Socialism.

    In the Market Capitalism economy, the resources are usually owned by private individuals who have the power to make decisions about their use.

    In the command socialist economy, the government is a primary owner of capital and natural resources and has power to allocate the use of factors of production.

    Between these categories lie Mixed Economies that combine elements of Market Capitalism and Socialism that include UK, USA, Japan, Canada, Australia, Europe even China.

    No economies represent a pure case of either market systems. We evaluate the extent of government ownership of capital and natural resources and the degree to which government is involved in decisions about the factors of production.

    Posted in: Ex-PM Noda says failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

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    The Democrats are undeterred by talk of a Clinton candidacy or her plans to visit the leadoff caucus state in September 2014 to honor retiring Sen. Tom Harkin. "I'm here to listen to people and think about things," Webb said during a visit to Iowa on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

    Senator Jim Webb is showing his interest in running for 2016 Election when he was in Iowa the other day. If you guys are serious to contain China's aggression, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) knows the issue more than anyone in US including Senkakus Islands territorial dispute. Stay tuned.

    Posted in: China calls U.S. warplane accusations groundless

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    John GaltAug. 24, 2014 - 02:34PM JST

    @gaijinfo, HEAR! HEAR!

    Yellin is a rube like the others, an intelligent yet mumbling rube.

    Oh, lest I forget a conclusion /solution; disemploy the central bankers altogether and reestablish hard money

    of course you do not like Yellin and all others with USFED.

    Because you and Libetarians idiots do not believe in Central Banking system (US FED) basically trying to end Monetary System in US. Also you are trying to eliminate the world organization; United Nation. Ideology of Libetarian Party is crazy!!

    Posted in: Central bankers eye varying goals at annual meeting

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    John GaltAug. 24, 2014 - 02:25PM JST

    Noda follows the typical socialist agenda, and the end of socialism is the economic collapse that is at the doorstep.

    No, you can not have your cake, and eat it, too.

    John, please name any country that is run by PURE CAPITALISM?

    This is where you and bass are having troubles with.. Do you drive on Interstate freeway in US? Did you go to public schools? Do you fly in/out of US international airports? Have you received any Unemployment Checks? Where do you get utilities (water, gas, electric) from? Do you have a police, sheriff run by private company?

    I am just throwing some here listed above, so that you can come up with the answer.

    How are we supporting the social infrastructures? Are they run by private company? If not, who pays for them?

    Posted in: Ex-PM Noda says failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

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    globalwatcher

    Agree with Merkel. We, International community, demand Russia convoy returning home.

    We, US and Europe. are currently in talks escalating the sanction to the next higher level as they are again violating the International Law. The higher sanction is well justified,

    Posted in: Merkel urges Ukraine truce as Russia convoy returns home