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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #10817 on: January 15, 2020, 08:54:24 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-14/how-nissan-s-carlos-ghosn-was-smuggled-out-of-japan

This article seems to justify a lot of Ghosn's claims.  The Japanese Judicial Systems justification of their 99%+ conviction rate, that short staffing requires prosecutors to prosecute only the most obviously guilty, rings exceedingly hollow.

https://www.asiatimes.com/2020/01/article/in-japan-and-korea-presumed-guilty-until-proven-guilty/

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #10818 on: January 15, 2020, 09:04:03 AM »
This article seems to justify a lot of Ghosn's claims.  The Japanese Judicial Systems justification of their 99%+ conviction rate, that short staffing requires prosecutors to prosecute only the most obviously guilty, rings exceedingly hollow.

https://www.asiatimes.com/2020/01/article/in-japan-and-korea-presumed-guilty-until-proven-guilty/

Which is why I think Gohsn is getting a lot of global sympathy. This is in addition to the harsh conditions placed on him, which I don't think would have been matched in a western justice system.
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #10819 on: January 15, 2020, 12:58:43 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-15/trump-s-salt-cap-fuels-a-wealth-exodus-from-high-tax-states?srnd=premium


I wonder if an unintended consequence of this could be tipping FL & TX to the D side with all the NY, NJ, CT, and CA liberals migrating there...
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #10820 on: January 15, 2020, 07:50:18 PM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-15/trump-s-salt-cap-fuels-a-wealth-exodus-from-high-tax-states?srnd=premium


I wonder if an unintended consequence of this could be tipping FL & TX to the D side with all the NY, NJ, CT, and CA liberals migrating there...

In Texas a poll showed that people who moved to the state from CA are more conservative than natives.

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #10823 on: January 16, 2020, 11:31:22 AM »
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-15/trump-s-salt-cap-fuels-a-wealth-exodus-from-high-tax-states?srnd=premium


I wonder if an unintended consequence of this could be tipping FL & TX to the D side with all the NY, NJ, CT, and CA liberals migrating there...
In Texas a poll showed that people who moved to the state from CA are more conservative than natives.
Link isn't working. But many are unaware that the entire state outside of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles is very conservative, with an impressive republican congressional delegation. The people moving to Texas are often those folks, the ones that did well financially

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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #10824 on: January 16, 2020, 11:45:26 AM »
Link isn't working.

Bloomberg again with their underhanded tactics of changing links. And then the guy expects to be trusted as president. ::)

https://www.crainsnewyork.com/real-estate/trumps-local-deductions-cap-fueling-wealth-exodus-high-tax-states
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Re: Interesting Articles...
« Reply #10825 on: January 16, 2020, 01:13:36 PM »
https://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2020/01/letter-ring-found-on-the-ground-in-dachau-in-1945-photos.html

Interesting attempts to decipher in the comments. I think they are all missing the fact that this is a טבעת חותם which means that the script is a mirror image.

I can't make out the first line other than a few letters, like a ṭāʾ in the beginning, can't make out the second letter, third letter being an ʾalif and then a kāf (my Arabic isn't that good, and if this is Urdu or Farsi, that might actually be a Noon at the end). Second line is clearly bin 'abd and third line isn't as clear but might be Allah followed by something I'm not sure of.

So this ring was originally used as a seal of someone called .... bin 'abd Allah.

(though if this is actually Persian/Urdu, the first name might be طعان)

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