Peter Neil comments

Posted in: OPEC+ agrees on deep oil production cuts See in context

Japan will certainly feel the pinch due most all oil comes from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Russia.

The US oil companies will jump on this to raise prices, but only 7% of US oil is imported, mostly from Canada and probably 1-2% from OPEC+. The US is the largest oil producer in the world, but the oil companies don't want people to know it. More record profits by blaming it on OPEC.

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Posted in: Energy costs, weak yen push Tokyo inflation at fastest pace in 30 years See in context

Well, BoJ has been “targeting” 2% yearly inflation for the last 25 years.

I guess people should be thankful that it didn’t reach its target, or they’d be paying 50% more.

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Posted in: The Nobel Peace Prize laureate will be announced on Oct 7. Who do you think should get the award this year? See in context

I say no one. That would make a statement.

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Posted in: Strong U.S. dollar an unstoppable force endangering other currencies See in context

Bretton Woods, Nixon abandoning the gold standard and the creation of private central banks — three nails in the coffin.

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Posted in: White House announces multi-billion dollar plan to attack obesity, hunger See in context

The food conglomerates pushed this along by putting sugar in everything.

Go to the supermarket and check out the sandwich meats packages. Packaged ham, turkey, chicken are all loaded with sugar.

Go to McDonalds and two Big Macs meals are less than a dollar more than one Big Mac meal.

I get it. Make people fat so they have to buy more food.

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Posted in: Hurricane Ian strikes South Carolina after deadly march across Florida See in context

Desert TortoiseToday  12:16 pm JST

Hurricanes were not stronger 150 years ago

I agree that there were more deaths from lack of warning.

There were about five hurricanes that hit Florida stronger than Ian well before man-made climate change was even dreamed of.

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Posted in: Hurricane Ian strikes South Carolina after deadly march across Florida See in context

TokyoLivingToday  07:15 am JST

And the hurricanes are going to be stronger every time due to global warming, but the medievals still don't want to understand it..

There were much stronger hurricanes that hit Florida and the southern US a few hundred years ago. Some in the early 1900’s with many thousands of casualties. How is that explained?

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Posted in: Looking for reasons to be cheerful about climate action See in context

Weather and climate are not the same. How’s that for something basic?

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Posted in: White House announces multi-billion dollar plan to attack obesity, hunger See in context

Multi-billion dollar plan?

Billions of dollars to tell people to quit shoveling three-person portions in their mouth?

Here's a free two-step plan:

Eat less.

Exercise more.

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Posted in: 'Incredible': Astronomers hail first images of asteroid impact See in context

In case anyone has forgotten, Japan landed a craft on an asteroid and returned with surface samples years ago. Much more sophisticated than smashing into something.

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Posted in: U.S. Vice President Harris seeking computer chip partners in Tokyo See in context

"The citizens and the people of our countries rely on products without even knowing sometimes how reliant those products are on semiconductor chips," Harris said

Ah yes, the great unwashed and dumb citizens need to be led by the enlightened elites.

Chip fab facilities are already under construction in the US and didn’t need this new taxpayer handout, but let’s do it anyway to look like we did something.

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Posted in: What advantages does marriage offer that a single lifestyle doesn't? See in context

Marriage provides a man the opportunity to find a woman he dislikes and buy her a house.

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Posted in: 'Informal' Japan-S Korea summit may pave way for better relations See in context

When the sun expands and only living things left on earth are microbes, the Japanese and Korean microbes will still be bickering.

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Posted in: Young women in Japan want only one child or none at all: survey See in context

So do men.

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Posted in: Micronesia denounces Japan's plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific See in context

England dumps a higher concentration of tritium contaminated water every single year from reactors.

Science is based on evidence and not the ramblings of the scientifically illiterate.

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Posted in: Micronesia denounces Japan's plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific See in context

Naturally occurring tritium concentration in the oceans is approximately 1,000 times the concentration to be released.

Science is more important than feelings.

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Posted in: Putin escalates Ukraine war; issues nuclear threat to West See in context

Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy is no angel and falsely wrapping himself in “democracy” to get western aid, having shut down media not favorable to him and jailing his political rivals, that doesn’t justify Russia’s invasion.

The referendum will be a sham.

It’s reported that Putin’s speech had to be delayed because of his health. He may think he has nothing to lose. A sick dog backed into a corner will bite.

Russia pulled out of Afghanistan after Russians tired of the meat grinder war killing so many Russians. Putin doubling down on Ukraine seems driven more by his own days being numbered and no consideration about the Russian people. Going out in a blaze of glory will only end in tears.

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Posted in: Apple to raise app prices in Japan, eurozone, other markets See in context

The app supply chain congestion is causing these price increases . . .

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Posted in: U.N. warns up to 345 million people facing starvation See in context

30-40% of food is wasted in the US every year, enough for 130 billion meals.

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Posted in: Metaverse, VR in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show See in context

Actually, I think the whole Metaverse thing is to sell you more stuff to turn your brain into mush.

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Posted in: Did anything you learned at school prove useful for you in the adult world? See in context

I learned that most history textbooks were full of myths and falsehoods.

I learned how to spell the word lose.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. eye joint research to counter hypersonic weapons See in context

Build a giant concrete dome 100 meters thick over Japan. That ought to do it.

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Posted in: 40% of evacuees from Afghanistan have left Japan over poor support See in context

If they speak English, they should easily find assembly jobs in factories of large Japanese companies with international business. Those companies have not stepped up.

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Posted in: Japan warns of intervention; BOJ conducts 'rate check' over yen's fall See in context

A. Exchange rates will always be variable.

B. People who pretend to know what's going on have no clue.

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Posted in: Japan warns of intervention; BOJ conducts 'rate check' over yen's fall See in context

Hervé L'EisaSep. 14  10:28 pm JST

The real problem is fiat currency.

A six word sentence of truth.

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Posted in: The hidden meaning of the U.S. Air Force’s 'shake and fries' patch in Japan See in context

Now if US service people could figure out how to pronounce Yokosuka correctly, that would be a miracle.

Where are you stationed? At Yokuska!

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Posted in: U.S. considering China sanctions to deter action against Taiwan See in context

Pre-emptive sanctions?

Considering the state of the world economy and inflation in the US, does it make sense to start poking a panda that produces so much of the consumer and industrial goods.

Global economy and politics don’t mix well. One of the main drivers of the US inflation, beyond the housing bubble, is the 25% tariff imposed by Trump.

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Posted in: Japan warns of intervention; BOJ conducts 'rate check' over yen's fall See in context

Remember that the creation of central banks was number five of the 10 steps in the “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx.

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Posted in: Peak TV bonanza complicates Emmy goal of honoring the best See in context

I wish the whole thing of people patting themselves on the back would just go away — Emmy’s, Oscars, MTV Awards, Grammy’s, all of them.

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