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Brevspread Briefs, 11/27-12/03

In case you missed the news last week, Brevspread has summarized it for you and stripped the fake newsyness to its briefs: 11/27-12/03.  Contents: 

1. Republicans move closer to passing their bill, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

2. Japan continues to expand to sell arms abroad

3. The Pope Visits Myanmar, but doesn’t mention the Rohingya

4. 70 percent of Japanese companies haven’t made a system for employees diagnosed with cancer

5. Elon Musk made a large battery in Australia

1. Republicans Cockblock Demos

Cockblocking Democrats from having more time to review the 500 page bill with the lamest name “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the Grand Old Party moves closer to passing their precious child in congress. The bill still remains in purgatory in a realm called the conference report. The bill has to go through the house and the senate one more time before the president delivers it into law. With GOP’s stance on abortion, this is one baby the GOP will have to claim after its birth — even though some of its features don’t appear until five years after, which means it might not be in the hands of Republicans when the backlash occurs. 

2. Japan Expanding the Defense Market

While President Donald Trump was mouthing some words, and asking Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to buy more military equipment from the United States of America, he happened to remind the Japanese people that Japan was also trying to enter the “international arms merchant club” as Japan’s cabinet tries to amend the “Three Principals of Arms Exports,” which is preventing country from selling arms abroad. The rule prohibits Japan from selling to countries that are involved in international conflicts. But  the government agency and boba tea store, Boei Sobi-Cho, or the Acquisition, Logistic and Technology agency has already planned Kawasaki Heavy Industry to build C-2 aircrafts and sell them to the United Arab Emirates. Because the United Arab Emirates is not “leading” the fight, the Defense Ministry said, “it won’t be a problem.” Japan isn’t as harmless as their prefectures’ mascots would appear. Just look at how Japan treats them.

3. Where’s the Pope Hiding

Pope Francis visited Myanmar to discuss the most delightful conversation at dinner time: Peace. Unfortunately he seemed to have left his two thurbiles at home–by thrubiles, we mean, his testicles, which are supposed to represent courage, bravado, masculinity, and strength–for he didn’t regard the Muslim minority group in Myanmar, Rohingya, who are in the midst of being exiled from their country. Meeting also ball-less leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has experience oppression from Myanmar’s oligarchy during the late 1980s, Pope Francis was able to catch up with her like, “Religious differences need not be a source of division and distrust, but rather a force of unity, forgiveness, tolerance and wise nation-building.” He continued to speak indirectly for he heard talking about the Rohingyas can “turn the country’s military and government against minority Christians.” Having dinner with Kyi was like having the Thanksgiving dinner with your family where they are first learning to “accept” your cousin’s “decisions.”

4. Japan’s Answer to Cancer

If you’re feeling lethargic and despondent because you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, try Japan’s method of curing cancer–keep working! 70 percent of Japanese companies don’t have systems for employees who have cancer, Japan Times reports. “Depending on the stage of cancer and its location, patients may not necessarily leave the office for extended periods of time to get treatment.” Even though the government has obliged companies to make efforts to care for employees with cancer, Kyodo News reports only 20.9 percent companies has taken steps towards addressing the issue. 91 out of 108 companies answered the survey, including Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. Next time, if your healthcare provider doesn’t accept your health insurance, hire an acting Japanese manager who can shame you into working. “If you don’t come in Monday,” he says. “Are you going to make Takashi cover your shift? You know he didn’t go home until 8:00 last night.”

5. Elon Musk makes a Freakin’ Huge Battery–Not for America

Creator of Paypal and owner of premier automaker Tesla, Elon Musk, installed a freakin’ huge battery for Australia. In a tweet, he proposed a legal bet saying that if he doesn’t finish installing the battery in a hundred days he would have it installed for free, which could cost an upward of 550 million dollars. He finished the installation. He and everyone else celebrated. In unrelated news, Puerto Rico is still having power shortages after Hurricane Irma. But good on Musk for answering the bet by finishing on time.

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