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jeff198527Oct. 21, 2014 - 05:47AM JST
Islamic extremism is like a Hydra. Cut off one head and more appear in its place.
Posted in: Kerry in Indonesia seeking support against Islamic State
jeff198527Oct. 21, 2014 - 05:33AM JST
I'd still rather throw my chips in with Japan. The US has until 2026 until Medicare runs out and 56 million Americans die because they can't afford their medications. That's much scarier to me than Japan's economy stalling.
Posted in: BOJ to stand pat even as inflation stalls, global markets tumble -sources
jeff198527Oct. 20, 2014 - 06:51AM JST
Davestrousers. you took the words right out of my mouth. Those are the only jobs left in America thanks to outsourcing.
Posted in: Amazon to boost seasonal hiring to 80,000
jeff198527Oct. 12, 2014 - 04:24AM JST
I'd like to see an alternative to oil that is actually practical. It would make more sense for automotive R&D to focus on cars that use gasoline more efficiently.
Posted in: Tesla unveils new electric car for bad weather
jeff198527Oct. 05, 2014 - 11:47PM JST
I'm not Catholic, but I'm glad that the Church hierarchy is beginning to adopt more modern views.
Posted in: Pope launches review of Church teaching on family, marriage
jeff198527Oct. 05, 2014 - 11:22PM JST
By the time Obama gets out of office the official US debt will be around $20 trillion. The Federal Reserve is lying through its teeth when it says that it's considering raising interest rates. The Federal Government can't afford to pay more on its debt.
Like I said, when Medicare runs out in 2026 and Social Security in 2033, then what are the elderly and disabled going to do. It seems most likely that the Government is going to throw everyone under the bus.
Posted in: U.S. unemployment rate falls below 6%
jeff198527Oct. 04, 2014 - 08:03AM JST
Most of these jobs are minimum wage, However, Japan doesn't even have 4% unemployment. Besides, I'm more worried about the riots in the next 10 - 12 years when tens of millions of Americans, including myself, lose their Medicare coverage..
jeff198527Oct. 02, 2014 - 09:59PM JST
Bluesree, all I hear from Japan bashers is how Japan needs to be more like the West and how Japan is in decline.
The US has a "D-" in infrastructure while Japan has a "B", Japan is 6th in education while America is 27th, Japan has $1.5 trillion (2nd) in reserves while America has $145 billion (17th), Japan is how a country SHOULD be, in my opinion.
Posted in: Dollar breaks 110 yen for first time in six years
jeff198527Oct. 02, 2014 - 06:27AM JST
Bluesree, if you hate Japan then what are you doing on this site?
The US's financial situation is still dire and I suspect that Abe and Company are weakening the Yen in response to a future US economic crash (ie. in advance of further strengthening). Let's not forget that we Americans have 12 and 19 years respectively until Medicare and Social Security run out of money.
jeff198527Sep. 28, 2014 - 07:05AM JST
I honestly don't know what will defeat radical Islam?
How do you fight IEDs and suicide bombers with a conventional army?
How do you destroy an idea or a belief system?
Posted in: The U.S. is putting together a coalition, including Japan, to eradicate the threat to the global community from the Islamic State. Do you think military action will be effective or will it make the situation worse?
jeff198527Sep. 28, 2014 - 06:57AM JST
I just get the feeling that this would be clumsier than a stencil.
Posted in: Japanese firm has 'thumbs up' solution for bigger smartphones
jeff198527Sep. 27, 2014 - 06:12AM JST
at least in the automotive industry (not sure about electronics) parts come from Japan iself and much of Japan's "foreign factories" are just assembly plants.
Posted in: Toshiba to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asia over next 5 years
jeff198527Sep. 27, 2014 - 04:32AM JST
Looks like Asia and the East in general is where the future is.
Posted in: Asia-Pacific’s demand for pilots more than North America and Europe combined
jeff198527Sep. 19, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
Three words for any of my fellow American countrymen wanting to go toe-to-toe with Russia: Not Our Problem.
Posted in: Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet
jeff198527Sep. 19, 2014 - 07:45AM JST
Who else wants to bet that someone is going to post some variation of the "We are the 99%" class warfare nonsense.
Posted in: Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth
jeff198527Sep. 19, 2014 - 07:04AM JST
Honestly, I can't stand social games. Give me Final Fantasy or Zelda any day..
Posted in: Tokyo Game Show: Looking for the next big thing
jeff198527Sep. 19, 2014 - 02:58AM JST
CoconutE3, I agree. Sony has to drop the dead weight in terms of uncompetitive products. I own a PS4 and am still amazed by the system after six months of ownership.
Posted in: Sony forecasts Y230 bil loss, 1,000 job cuts
jeff198527Sep. 17, 2014 - 10:34PM JST
My aunt has an 8-year old son who loves Minecraft. It never really grabbed my attention.
Posted in: 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach
jeff198527Sep. 17, 2014 - 10:22PM JST
What is it with Americans wanting to "experience" North Korea?
Posted in: South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North
jeff198527Sep. 17, 2014 - 07:59AM JST
I figured that power-cells were the future over electric vehicles. Having to recharge your car every 40 miles just isn't practical.
Posted in: Nissan faces battery plant cuts as electric car hopes fade
Nov. 24, 2014 - 03:30PM JST
Mahjong is another type of gambling mentioned with a naughty grin by some of my coworkers.…
Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'
Nov. 24, 2014 - 03:28PM JST
Sure you can register middle names. We had to....
I've never heard/read anywhere that middle names…
Posted in: What are some of the weirdest names you've heard or read about people giving their children?
Nov. 24, 2014 - 03:15PM JST
Could you run? Then self-defense is illegal. Should you have anticipated the violence and left…
Posted in: Self-defense tip: Dealing with unwanted 'kabe-don'
Nov. 24, 2014 - 03:13PM JST
Anyone who responds to fear in a way that causes them to take the life of…
Posted in: 12-year-old boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
Nov. 24, 2014 - 03:11PM JST
A series of unfortunate events:
-- the toy gun's bright orange cap signifying it's a toy…