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jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 07:48AM JST
I agree, Alex80. never owned an over-priced iPhone, never will.
Posted in: Apple sued for promising more available storage space than it actually delivers
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 07:47AM JST
Posted in: Traffic death toll in Tokyo 172 in 2014
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 07:43AM JST
JeffLee, Japan has to be under-reporting their stats, IMHO. You said yourself that three hospitals have been built in your town. Why wouldn't that create economic growth?
Posted in: Dollar notches strongest year since 1997
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 06:45AM JST
It's great America is doing well. But after eight nightmare years of Bush I'm cautious about promises politicians make. Remember when the housing boom was supposed to last forever? If this boost in growth is solid, then great. I voted for Obama both times. Dubya should have retired to a mental institution.
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 04:27AM JST
phew Another catastrophe just barely averted.
Posted in: McDonald's Japan to put big-sized fries back on the menu from Jan 5
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 03:07AM JST
But natural resources are truly all America has left. After decades of stagnation my state is finally turning around. Shopping plazas, multiple expansions to the local hospital, and apartment complexes galore are springing up everywhere.
I'm just wondering what's driving all this growth. Is it based on solid supply and demand principles, or is this housing collapse the sequel. Everyone I talk to credits the Marcellus Shale for West Virginia's growth.
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 02:12AM JST
No strings attached? What does NK have of value that they can use as a bargaining chip? answer? Nothing.
Posted in: Seoul says North Korea talks must have no strings attached
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 02:02AM JST
Politicians and their promises. Most of the time in America it goes along the line of: "Vote for me and unicorns will fart rainbows and make everything better."
Posted in: Abe promises to pursue reforms, build 'new Japan'
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 01:53AM JST
I live in north-central West Virginia and literally over a quarter of the population is past retirement age. Only Florida has a higher percentage. I honestly hope if I finally get to live my dream of living in Japan that it's not just full of old people.
Posted in: Japan's population falls for 8th straight year in 2014
jeff198527Jan. 02, 2015 - 08:36PM JST
American "creativity"? lol You mean the 150 million people on welfare? America is old news.
jeff198527Jan. 02, 2015 - 07:39PM JST
At least America has natural resources to power its economy. The EU doesn't have much of anything.
jeff198527Jan. 02, 2015 - 06:46PM JST
Grow up. There has to be a demand for American oil and natural gas for America to be growing. My money is still on Asia long-term.
jeff198527Jan. 02, 2015 - 09:23AM JST
I wish they could have given Bill Clinton a third term. The Government hasn't passed an actual budget in what? 6 or 7 years? The official debt is just over $18 trillion with no end in sight.
Posted in: Jeb Bush resigns from remaining board memberships
jeff198527Jan. 02, 2015 - 07:35AM JST
I just wish the entire Bush family would retire from politics.
jeff198527Jan. 02, 2015 - 05:15AM JST
China still has a very low per-capita GDP. Nowhere near Japan or South Korea's.
Laxatives, no, I've only been out of the US once.
Posted in: 35 killed in Shanghai stampede after fake money thrown from building
jeff198527Jan. 02, 2015 - 01:18AM JST
I'll wait until Japan starts building Gundams.
Posted in: Ring in the new year with a real robot suit, on sale at Keisei department store
jeff198527Jan. 01, 2015 - 11:07PM JST
Without exception, all developed countries have declining populations. As for Japan allowing immigrants into their country, Hell no. I want Japan to stay Japan.
jeff198527Jan. 01, 2015 - 10:43PM JST
Culturelover, I agree. NK is just one giant dysfunction.
Posted in: N Korea's Kim says he is open to 'highest-level' talks with South
jeff198527Jan. 01, 2015 - 10:17PM JST
Laguna, take a history class. The US defaulted in the 1790s. We have too many problems to survive long-term. Like I keep saying, when Social Security and Medicare finally run dry and millions of people are dying in the streets, what then?
Posted in: Why the U.S. will power the world economy in 2015
jeff198527Jan. 01, 2015 - 09:44AM JST
Of course governments never lie. I'm suspicious of politicians. My money is still on Japan and the rest of Asia as a whole. Somehow, or for some reason, the East Asian countries are either under-reporting growth or freezing their economies.
For example, South Korea was growing at 6% per year, but now it's 0.6%. China's growth was 2.2% this year, but suddenly hit 7.5% again. Nothing the East Asian countries post in terms of debt, population, or economic growth rates makes any damn sense. The stats keep bouncing back and forth, up and down.
Posted in: Rapid growth leaves Asian airlines searching for pilots
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:13PM JST
“The Japanese military complied with international law and maintained high moral standards, with the world’s strictest…
Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
But can Apple still innovate?
The huge amounts of iphones sold are not due…
Posted in: Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:10PM JST
Thanks for that. I had a look at a few sites and they seem to…
Posted in: Minding your own business in Japan
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:09PM JST
Just read this in the Jordan Times:
"in remarks made before the reported release of the…
Posted in: Abe calls 24-hour hostage deadline despicable
Jan. 28, 2015 - 01:08PM JST
Amazing how many people buy into these rah-rah feel-good sessions.
Basically just evangelical sessions for those…
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