Harry_Gatto comments

Posted in: Elon Musk bores tunnel to revolutionize city driving See in context

Tunnels are also small-bore, using extracted dirt to build walls.

Building walls eh. There might just be a ready-made market for that dirt if you know who to ask.

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Posted in: Man gets 18 years in prison for fatal highway road rage incident in 2017 See in context

Good that he has been put away but, was the truck driver prosecuted? He should have been driving such that he could stop within his "seeing distance".

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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: U.S. media See in context

Seems that some candidates withdrew as they don't want to have working for DT on their CV/resume.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 10-year-term for ex-MtGox bitcoin chief Karpeles See in context

He's a clever lad, they should put him into the BoJ to advise them on cryptocurrency.

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Posted in: In rare on-camera clash, Trump, top Democrats argue about border wall See in context

Pelosi..................... said she had prayed with Trump during the private portion of the meeting, recounting the biblical story of King Solomon asking God for wisdom. After the meeting, the Democratic House fundraising arm immediately sent out an email asking supporters for money.

Mmmm, ask God for wisdom and supporters for money. Religion and money always seem to go together in the US.

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Posted in: 3 dead, 12 wounded in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting See in context

French media are reporting -

"The assalians is Cherif C, a 29 years old man of North African origins (2nd generation immigrant)."

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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

But when she got to school, they told her ‘Tights aren’t allowed, because if your legs are warm, you won’t be able to concentrate.’

The school did not tell her this nonsense, a person at the school told her. A good journalist would have found that person and asked them to comment. Their comments (or failure to do so) should be reported along with their name and rank.

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Posted in: Nissan seeks to block Ghosn's access to apartment in Rio See in context

After all these alleged misconducts happened for many years while someone at Nissan was in charge of filing his taxes,...............

Nothing to do with his taxes and most certainly "someone at Nissan" would not be dealing with Ghosn's personal taxation.

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Posted in: Trump calls Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' and 'lazy' See in context

A further example of Trump's judgement and understanding of current affairs here in his latest tweet:

“The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting “We Want Trump!” Love France.”

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Posted in: 1 Marine killed, 5 others missing after 2 aircraft collide during mid-air refueling exercise See in context

One of the planes was a "tanker". What happened to all the gas that was being carried by the plane? Is it now in the Pacific Ocean?

Where else?

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

Seems the whole damn board of Nissan should have been arrested.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading corporate governance advocate said the board of Japanese carmaker Nissan must accept collective responsibility over alleged disclosure failings that led to the ousting of chairman Carlos Ghosn.

The remarks by Jamie Allen, secretary-general of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), come as a biennial survey by the ACGA and CLSA, an Asia-focused brokerage, showed Japan sliding three places to seventh in a regional ranking of governance standards - the worst decline in performance of any country.


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Posted in: Police arrest 11 Chinese for working without visas; 47 others missing See in context

The hiring company's boss should be arrested too.

My thoughts too, he should be in the next cell to CG.

However, there will be chain of companies involved in supplying this labour and the construction company will claim that they were told by the "supplier" of the labour that they were fully legal.

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Posted in: 'Sodane' (that's it) selected as top buzzword of 2018 See in context

To me, that phrase should have died right there. Picture adults in suits trying to use Bae and Lit or AF in sentences while 'dabbing', thats how cringey it looked.

"cringey" should die right here too.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

The charges against Ghosn have nothing to do with income tax.

As far as I am aware there has been no charge yet.

Absolutely correct, allegations would have been a better word.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

I'm no expert at Japanese tax law, but if what Gohsn says it true, this is egregious. To be tax on income promised but not yet received is ridiculous. 

The charges against Ghosn have nothing to do with income tax.

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Posted in: Trump proposes 'worldwide network' to counter CNN overseas See in context

Surely someone close to him has the balls to tell him that he makes a complete ass of himself almost every time he opens his mouth?

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Posted in: Trump proposes 'worldwide network' to counter CNN overseas See in context

Trump said he wanted a worldwide network "to show the World the way we really are. GREAT!"


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Posted in: Getting around the neighborhood by bike comes with plenty of rules in Japan See in context

I'm surprised that you needed someone else to point out to you that having a bike would be a good idea given that........

buying a bike wouldn’t just make getting in and out of work easier, it would give me a lot more free time before and after work,

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors: Scandal-hit 'third wheel' in Ghosn's alliance See in context

Here are some facts and background about the Japanese firm ................

I wonder why this article fails to mention Daimler - Chrysler's almost 6 year involvement with Mitsubishi Motors and the fact that Daimler still owns most of Mitsubishi Fuso?

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Posted in: Nissan CEO says staff feels 'dismay' at Ghosn scandal See in context

Ghosn, like all major executives, did not handle his own tax paperwork, it would have been way too complex considering he was paid by several different companies in several different countries. The paperwork was handled by his company appointed staff.

Burning Bush, if he can't even handle his own tax paperwork because it is way complex for him, how could he be qualified to run a business like nissan is beyond cronyism: it is corruption.

This is not about income tax, why do you keep on perpetuating this as though it is? Any high earner employs specialists to deal with personal taxation especially when it is as complex as Ghosn's; where is he tax resident, where is he domiciled, tax treaties between Japan and France for example, It's a very complex subject and for you to think that this "paperwork" is handled by his staff or even himself is ridiculous. Once again, this is not concerned with income tax.

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Posted in: Kelly denies underreporting Ghosn's salary See in context

Ghosn probably had no idea how much tax he was or wasn't paying. In fact he had to file taxes in several different countries receiving a salary from several different companies. His company assigned secretaries handled all the paperwork.

This has nothing (as yet) to do with his income tax, why do so many posters think it does?

I have been an ex-pat since the 1970s and have always known how much tax I have paid.

His tax situation will be complex depending on where he is tax resident, where he is domiciled and how he takes advantage of any tax treaties. A man earning his kind of salary will employ the right specialists to deal with his tax affairs and will certainly not use "company assigned secretaries" to "handle the paperwork".

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Posted in: Okayama music store transforms into hands-on bar at night See in context

Easy place to find, just along the street from the GGC German bar.

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Posted in: ANA reduces fares to and from Kansai International Airport See in context

The lack of preparedness at KIX was not only an inconvenience it was financially damaging for all those passengers that had to divert to Tokyo or Nagoya!

You do have a point but, the track of that typhoon was well-known and well-publicised for many days before it hit the airport. Had I been due to fly in or out of KIX at that time I would have made alternative arrangements. I know that not everyone was able to do that but I'm sure that many were.

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Posted in: Japan, Turkey to seek early conclusion of free trade accord See in context

Abe san should count his fingers after shaking hands with that guy.

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Posted in: Mother, 6-year-old daughter killed in car crash See in context

.......then the woman turning left is at fault,.......


A light car turning right was hit by a car going straight ahead.........

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Posted in: Drone delivery of newspapers tested in Hokkaido See in context

Did anyone notice that the drone can only carry one newspaper on one flight. 


A group flew a drone carrying 10 Hokkaido Shimbun newspapers

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Posted in: France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets See in context

She should be sentenced to 6 months working in Pauline Hanson's fish and chip shop.

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Posted in: 36-year-old father arrested for beating 8-year-old son to death See in context

In the process of raising three sons I initially believed corporal punishment was helpful but I have changed my thinking mainly because it has the risk of getting out of hand and escalating like all violence.

Very true; plus the fact that one day they will all be bigger than you :-)

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Posted in: 5 foreign chambers of commerce in Japan urge gov't to legalize same-sex marriage See in context

I personally know of several cases where major companies wanted to send their best and brightest to help run the Japan entity or to introduce the latest innovations or knowledge, but the employee declined or left early because they're spouse couldn't get a visa.

For you to know of so many cases of this most unusual situation is very, impressive. What was the primary reason that the majority of spouse visas were refused?

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Posted in: Tokyo restaurant caps dinner price, and after that, anything you order is free See in context

That was just taking advantage, borderline greedy, not a pleasant trait in anyone.

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