Peter Neil comments

Posted in: Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid in U.S. spurs no influx See in context

And that $18.90 (you'll have to work shift work for it) will net about $2,200 per month before they deduct any insurance costs because there is no way people will get any insurance with this job.

It's also more than $20,000 less than the average full time wage in the US.

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Posted in: Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid in U.S. spurs no influx See in context

That $300 per week was appropriated by the US Congress. The Republican governors should not have had the authority to issue an edict that the people in their state "didn't deserve it" like the bone-headed governor of Arizona said.

This article shows just how out of touch and relentlessly wrong Republican governors and Republicans in general are on everything. Wrong. About. Everything.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

I'm just stating facts that were not part of the article and many people do not know about. If you don't like the facts, complain to... well, there is no one to complain to. Facts are simply facts.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

Ghosn and Kelly agreed to pay the penalty before Ghosn was arrested. The settlement was only published on that date.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

So the US legal system needs to restore its reputation also?

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

"Had" is past tense.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

Nissan had plenty of money and lawyers to fight it.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

So while Ghosen's hands may not be totally clean, Nissan's fine here makes it seem as they are the larger culprit here.

It was because they failed to audit the filings and financial information properly, not that the "corporation" was involved. This was a scheme cooked up by Ghosn and Kelly.

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Posted in: What is the U.S. policy of 'strategic ambiguity' towards Taiwan? See in context

I know some people who have spent their entire lives in "strategic ambiguity."

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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe becomes YouTuber See in context

Abe seems like the Japanese Richard Nixon.

"Sock it to me..."

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

The reporter failed to include what I, and possibly other readers, would consider to be important information.

Nissan is an international corporation.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission filed this in 2019:

SEC Charges Nissan, Former CEO, and Former Director with Fraudulently Concealing from Investors More than $140 Million of Compensation and Retirement Benefits

Link: https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2019-183

Nissan, Ghosn and Kelly were held responsible for intentionally concealing information in stockholder reports.

Nissan paid a $15 million civil penalty.

Ghosn paid a $1 million civil penalty.

Kelly paid a $100,000 civil penalty.

"To settle the charges, Ghosn and Kelly agreed to be permanently enjoined from violating or aiding and abetting violations of the anti-fraud provisions. Ghosn also agreed to a $1 million civil penalty and a 10-year officer and director bar. Kelly agreed to a $100,000 penalty, a five-year officer and director bar and a five-year suspension from practicing or appearing before the Commission as an attorney."

His claims of innocence seem a little hollow to me now. Japan has stronger laws against these fraudulent actions. They thought they could get just pay and go home.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to make online insults punishable by jail time See in context

I think the problem is going to be defining an insult.

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Posted in: Gwyneth Paltrow tackles bedroom taboos in new series See in context

Many celebrities apparently were never taught by their parents how to shut up.

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Posted in: Why doesn't the United States appoint career diplomats as ambassadors, as many other countries do? See in context

Because it's a spoils system job and not a merit-based position.

All they do is go to photo-ops, lunches, dinners and receptions and give short speeches written by other people at the Tokyo-American club. They are told what to say and what not to say by the CIA people and underlings. It's a trained monkey job.

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Posted in: Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream See in context

I've been out of crypto for about a month. I'm getting back in the next day or so.

Be prepared for the entire crypto market to take a huge dump. Everything I invest in collapses. Everything. Seriously. I'm the guy who flipped over the market last month.

You've been warned. You'll see.

If you ever want to short some futures, just let me know. I'll buy into it for a reasonable commission to offset the loses + some return.

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Posted in: Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter' See in context

I had never seen or heard Dave Chappelle, so I checked him out on YouTube. He's really funny and only some of his humor is about the variety of fruits and vegetables (F&V) in the sexual orientation garden (my words) and is spoken with humor and not nasty like the fruits and vegetables trying to cancel him.

Most of the humor is impressions of the F&V reactions in situations. There is no lecturing or serious moralizing. He continually says that people can be any way they want, and he jokes about many different situations of many people.

One example is a funny story of being at an art social event in NYC. There was man wearing a dress who was writhing around from some drug(s) he took and eventually fell to the floor. Dave went over and asked if the man was alright, and the effeminate crowd around them (his friends) sighed and glared at Dave as they waved at the man's face to wake him up.

"You mean is she alright..."

He said "OK, no problem, but you may want to cover her up because her penis is hanging out from her dress."

That's just funny.

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Posted in: New Zealand to make banks report climate impact See in context

I guess pesky humans should just stop growing food?

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Posted in: Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social' See in context

This all reminds me of something I read called Bonhoeffer's Theory of Stupidity. It's basically that stupid people are more dangerous than wicked people.

You can try to use reason and attempt to refute people who are wicked.

But, you can't do so with stupid people because they simply don't accept irrefutable facts. They're off in la-la land.

Trump is a carnival huckster who is taking the stupid people for a ride and is gong to take their money... again.

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Posted in: Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter' See in context

I didn't see it, but I want to now.

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Posted in: Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social' See in context

...you forget Trump had 74.2 million people vote for him.

Scary, isn't it?

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Posted in: Trump announces plans to launch new social network 'TRUTH Social' See in context

Wow, it's just like the "Ministry of Truth" in the book Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Posted in: Putin orders most Russians to stay off work for a week as virus deaths rise See in context

Japan has about what, 10 deaths per day? That isn't so bad compared to Russia with about 1,000. The US, where the pandemic is now considered over the press and politicians, still has about 1,600 deaths per day.

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Posted in: LDP, opposition clash over economy, COVID in election campaign See in context

I wonder if there is a politician juku where future politicians learn how speak with closed fists? This is a very important skill to learn.

"Ooooh, he makes a very nice fist and looks like a real leader."

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Posted in: How late will restaurants be allowed to stay open? Everything depends on that - hiring people, ordering supplies. See in context

Maybe the law should be flipped?

All restaurants and izakayas shall be required by law to stay open every day until the last drop of alcohol in the establishment is consumed by customers and/or staff.

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Posted in: The first battle in the culture wars: The quality of diversity See in context

...segregating where people live is physical confirmation of their forced inferiority. 

Sweeping and concocted word salads like this are intended solely to garner an emotional response to a false proposition. The writer has no integrity.

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Posted in: Kishida interrupts campaign after N Korea test-fires missile See in context

A quick check reveals that this is about the 150th time North Korea has launched a missile/rocket in the Sea of Japan.

Seriously, the 150th time.

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Posted in: Elton John: 'I'm more excited about music than ever' See in context

I think Elton is more excited about money. than ever.

The couple of "new" songs sound just like the old songs.

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Posted in: Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show See in context

All of that sounds just like discrimination wrapped in a blanket of fancy, meaningless words.

13.5% of the US population is Black and 26.7% of Grammy nominees since 2012 have been Black. No problem there.

The production people must be union members. Are they going to force Blacks become lighting people and to join the union?

15% of cinematographers are Black. No problem there.

Costume designers are 82% women. Are they going to force Black men to become costume designers?

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Posted in: Police shooting looms over confirmation battle for Emanuel as ambassador to Japan See in context

Does anyone know what an ambassador actually does all day long? Does he/she paste photos into passports?

I have a feeling a lot of meetings go on with people saying things like, "Fe fe fe fe fe, as it were, be that as it may, per se, if you will..."

And lunches? Lot's of lunches, I think.

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Posted in: Free speech or hate speech? Netflix at eye of LGBTQ storm See in context

It's not a phobia. Shoving an aberration in everyone's face continually for attention is probably what people find annoying.

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