Expat income, banking, and flag theory

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Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Post by BRUTE » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:11 pm

Mister Imperceptible wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Who watches the watchmen?
other, competing watchmen

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Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Post by Mister Imperceptible » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:53 pm

@Seppia

That’s a fair question.

By your description and my definition the Japanese are more honest.

If they don’t like you, they are honest about it. :P

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Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Post by jacob » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:14 am

Seppia wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:40 pm
You can literally go to the bathroom and leave your $3000 MacBook Pro on an outdoor table at the cafe in the middle of a crowded place and it will be there when you come back (saw this happen, I was totally awe struck).
Petty theft carries a hefty sentence in Japan. Stealing a candy bar would get you 1-2 years in prison. That might explain it.

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Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Post by prognastat » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:31 am

And from what I understand presumption of innocence isn't really a big part of the justice system there...

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Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Post by Mister Imperceptible » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:55 am

And I would be afraid to take a job in Dubai because if you steal, they chop your hands off.

Not that I would steal anyway, but as an ethnic-European American would greatly fear arbitrary local law enforcement.

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Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Post by Jean » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:44 pm

I you get raped in Dubai, you actually go to jail for adultery.

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Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

Post by Seppia » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:16 am

jacob wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:14 am
Petty theft carries a hefty sentence in Japan. Stealing a candy bar would get you 1-2 years in prison. That might explain it.
I would think there is a strong cultural element too, otherwise the death penalty would be a much bigger deterrent than what it is, and Norway should be the most crime-plagued country on earth (have you seen their prisons? they look like 3 star hotels).

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