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minello7Jun. 19, 2013 - 06:16PM JST
Just rhetoric, nothing will get done as usual. Tax avoidance will always flourish,its in the politicians interests to pacify big business , thats were all the donations come from.
The middle east has been a disaster, all due to the meddling of the west with their foreign policies.
If the truth was known they were probably discussing the security leaks, and how they can erode the rights of the people, with even more surveillance.
These meetings are based upon power, and how they can control. They don't honestly care about the 99percent
only the 1 percent. The worlds in a mess, more people are in the poverty bracket than ever before,more people are starving this is growing daily. Discontent is happening all over the world and it will only get a stronger voice. This is what these meetings are about, not what good they can do but how to suppress the masses.
Posted in: G-8 discuss Syria, hostage ransoms, tax evasion on last day of summit
minello7Jun. 18, 2013 - 10:15AM JST
The headlines the best"McDonald's Japan to sell premium burgers for first time" So are they admitting that the burgers they sell are substandard. All this time,and all the advertising over the years to promote their standards and now to find out that the burgers are not of a premium quality. ??? So how are they going to describe the rest of the menu, when seemingly only these two particular burgers are premium burgers.??
Posted in: McDonald's Japan to sell premium burgers for first time
minello7Jun. 17, 2013 - 04:08PM JST
The saying" The worst enemy to you, is your own kind" Americans worst enemy are Americans, and that goes for all countries. Those faceless individuals,bureaucrats,plus the 1% are the the cause of all the problems worldwide. Politicians are just the puppets, with their misguided foreign policies, and selfish personal agenda's.
Since the day I was born there hasn't been one single day of peace on this great planet of ours, there has always been an armed conflict going on somewhere in the world.
Posted in: Cheney defends U.S. spy programs
minello7Jun. 09, 2013 - 06:14PM JST
" so it can take on greater risk by shifting into stocks and away from Japanese government bonds." now the wording of this sentence is scary. This is a nations pension fund and they use the phrase "so it can take on a greater risk" if that was my pension or future pension I would want some clarity on wording "taking on a greater risk"
Posted in: Public pension fund announces big shift in asset allocation
minello7Jun. 07, 2013 - 01:54PM JST
And the Americans think they are free, its becoming if not already a police state, Basically the internet frightens governments and politicians. Gives the people the freedom, they, the governments can't control
Posted in: New reports allege vast U.S. Internet spying sweep targeting foreigners
minello7Jun. 05, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
"But the military, D’Aveni said, is likely to be among the first major users of 3-D printers, because of the urgency of warfare." Urgency of warfare,could someone please interpret that for me please. The world is in an economic recession, poverty is at its highest level for over 40 years, and peoples living standards or standards of living are falling faster than ever before. So this statement "Urgency of warfare" is confusing to my limited intelligence.
Posted in: 3-D printing goes from sci-fi fantasy to reality
minello7Jun. 05, 2013 - 08:58AM JST
Stock market, pachinko parlours and all forms of gambling, they're all the same. If you have been following the reports from the japanese stock market, the reason for the instability and fluctuation has been investors have been selling and taking profits from the gains. Greed drives stock market prices, analysts supply the bait, the traders act on the information, and so it goes on. A Wall St crash similar to the crash of 1929 would be interesting. The economies of the world are already in a mess,whats to lose.
Posted in: Abe says he won't flinch at volatile stock market
minello7Jun. 05, 2013 - 08:45AM JST
Why doesn't Japan just swallow a little pride, admit defeat with the TEPCO fiasco, and reach out to the international community for help. Which I am sure they are just waiting for the chance to help their colleagues in Japan. As humans we are not perfect, and we are prone to mistakes, reaching out for help isn't a sign of weakness, it takes courage and strength to admit mistakes and ask for help. Politicians worldwide in general seem to be exempt from this category, they never admit defeat and just keep on bungling along, making one mistake after another.
Posted in: TEPCO admits radioactive cesium in water flowing into Fukushima plant
minello7May. 30, 2013 - 07:02PM JST
Where are all the priests , Buddist and Muslim while this violence was going on. Do they, the religious leaders condone the violence ??
This seems to be the norm worldwide, religious violence but no intervention from the religious leaders. Its about time the religious leaders from all denominations stood up to condemn all this violence. They speak of peace but do little to actively engage in the process.
Posted in: Troops pour into Myanmar town after riots
minello7May. 27, 2013 - 08:44AM JST
1/"Occupation officials in February 1946, not only restricted Japan’s right to defend itself but also eroded traditional mores by emphasizing individualism and citizens’ rights over social harmony and duty to the state. 2/"“The constitution puts individual rights too far out in front,” said Komor" So now you have it, the die hards don't want you to have rights, only those that the state wants you to have(scary). This next quote seems as if those behind Abe don't want him to say something they don't want him to say, "Abe spends considerable effort wooing media executives but shuns the brief daily stand-up Q&A sessions with reporters that tripped him up the first time."
Posted in: The deeper agenda behind Abenomics - constitutional change
minello7May. 19, 2013 - 01:51PM JST
"“This a real opportunity" quote from a senior executive from a trading house, and we all know what that means. Its the trading houses that are causing all the problems worldwide. They control the price of all commodities,and in turn keep global prices high while making excessive profits from the end consumer. All utility companies should only be allowed to increase within inflation figures. The utility companies in Europe have bled the consumer dry with excessive price increases and the governments have stood by and done nothing. So I don't see any change here in Japan, sometimes its better the devil you know than the devil you don't know. Just don't let the trading houses near your utilities, they've caused enough problems already .
Posted in: Gov't takes aim at electricity monopolies
minello7May. 15, 2013 - 05:33PM JST
There is more poverty in the world today than there was 40 years ago. Not just in the so called third world countries but in the so called rich countries, America,Europe,Asia. Politicians have failed miserably in their responsibility to the citizens who elected them. There seems to be one set of rules and laws for the rich,,(as always,thats never changed) and a totally different set for the rest. The sad part is nobody cares about the rest.
Posted in: OECD warns of worsening income inequality worldwide
minello7May. 15, 2013 - 05:20PM JST
In comparison could the employment figures be shown alongside these gains. Share rises only benefit shareholders and companies, not the unemployed. But if we are led to believe that this situation makes it beneficial for Japanese companies, then surely the unemployment figures should show considerable adjustments downward. I look forward to seeing these adjusted employment figures.
Posted in: Nikkei tops 15,000 for highest finish since Dec 2007
minello7May. 13, 2013 - 09:06AM JST
Starbucks:American marketing at its best,but only for the name. The coffee is overpriced, and not even good coffee, they hide the so called quality under all the junk(fancy names) they mix with it.If we talk just about the coffee, McDonalds and MrDoughnuts and even the 100円 7/11 serve a better quality coffee.
Posted in: Starbucks on track to open 1,000th store in Japan
minello7May. 08, 2013 - 06:38PM JST
It seems the real losers in all this political and academic rhetoric between China and Japan are the Okinawans.
Who it seems from historical facts were in fact a sovereign nation in their own right as the Ryukyu Kingdom, and with their own language. Belonging to neither China or Japan.
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
minello7May. 06, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
The infected corn is the frightener not so much the chicken, does that mean all vegetables are contaminated.
Farmers all around the world are using products I really don't think they understand to help them with their crop, but the people who sell them these products certainly know. The consumer has no idea whats been used in the farmers process. This is where governments should be concentrating there efforts, by investigating the chemical companies who make these products. Ah! but then they are the same companies that provide financial support to the same politicians. Nasty and vicious circle.
Posted in: Report on potentially infected Chinese poultry used in Japanese fast food sparks fears
minello7May. 06, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
Why all this anti China sentiment, have our own countries in the west behaved any better. Westerners are only guests in this region, we might have our opinions, but however long we remain here, we will never understand the culture of the Asian countries.
Posted in: Japan has never had smooth ties with China: Aso
minello7May. 04, 2013 - 08:19AM JST
Here's a thought for the day, if Abe did get the constitution changed, the US would be then entitled to say OK now your on your own Japan , you don't don't need the US now, pull all military personal and equipment out of Japan. Think how much that would save the US tax payer and the Japanese taxpayers too. I wonder then under those circumstances would Japan be in so much of a rush to become militaristic.
Posted in: Tokyo protesters say no to amending constitution
minello7May. 01, 2013 - 03:25PM JST
A question I hope someone can answer, not being scientifically minded. In a normal operation of a nuclear plant ,there is a system for cooling and recycling(reusing) the water over and over. My question what is the reason the water being stored cannot be recycled in a similar way, cooled and then used again ?? It would certainly solve one of the huge problems that seem to be going on at the Fukushima plant. Also lessening the chances of it being released into the Ocean.
Posted in: TEPCO reports Y685.3 bil loss due to compensation and energy import costs
minello7Apr. 23, 2013 - 04:17PM JST
Most countries that have been involved with conflicts over history, still have a dedicated day to remember all those who died in those conflicts out of respect to both civilian and military who lost their lives. This political move by the Japanese politicians, they don't do it out of respect but only to court controversy with their neighbours.
Posted in: 168 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine
Jun. 20, 2013 - 11:49AM JST
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Indeed and those acting…
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SuperLibJUN. 20, 2013 - 09:56AM JST
Don't get involved. Let them kill each other.
Posted in: Top U.S. general, Kerry clash over merits of bombing Syria
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