Alphaape's past comments

  • 1

    Alphaape

    I am not sure I follow the thinking of my government sometimes. We have entered the flu season. They urge all people to get a flu shot, and to stay home if you feel sick. We have a good idea of how the flu is transmitted and we have a somewhat good handle on how to combat it. Yet, we don't know much about Ebola, and scientist have seen how it has been changing. So why not stay home for 21 days to make sure that you are not carrying the virus?

    If she was in the area, and saw how the fight against the disease was to put people in quarantine, then why not follow those procedures when you come back home?

    For the record, the government do have the right to compel you to do certain things, such as 1) conscription (i.e. draft), where every male at age of 18 has to register for selective service in order to receive federal financal aid for school; 2) quarantine for illness, and 3) jury duty. Try to avoid the summons to appear in court for jury duty and you will be in contempt of court and could wind up in jail. So for her to say that her rights are being trampled are way off.

    Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike

  • 6

    Alphaape

    Police said he threatened to kill her and her family if she didn’t sign it.

    Some real tough guy beating up on 20 year old women. If he looks like any of the guys I have seen outside these bars, he may not really be so tough after all.

    Posted in: Host club employee arrested for threatening girlfriend

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Without guns so freely available in your society making it so easy for any potential burglar to be a lethal intruder, all you would need to protect your family is a good lock on the door. And maybe a dog with a big bark.

    I seem to remember a few stories here in JT where a crook has broken into an apartment or house and robbed and killed without a gun.

    @MarkG "And the Welfare State created generations of welfare recipient single parents.

    Probably not in this case. For those who don't know, the tribe he was a member of is awash in money. They have one of the biggest Indian casinos in the area, and if anything, they are having issues of removing people who "claim" to be members so that the other members will gain a bit more.

    All of the social outcryig about being poor and gun control have nothing to do with this case. This is just a sad story of a boy who acted out his fantasy on how he perceived reality.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -1

    Alphaape

    How many of those jilted Japanese lovers were teenagers? How many of them went off and killed a whole group of people sitting at a table? Now compare the total number of incidents in Japan with the number of shootings in America.

    @ cleo: I am sure that there are many since JT doesn't post all of them, just like they don't post all of the killings by other methods than guns in America. My point is, if a person was killed by a nut job with a legal right to own a gun, or some guy who goes on a random stabbing spree, the end result is the same a dead person. If it was a person close to me, I frankly wouldn't care how many others were killed in the attack, since my only concern would be for the person involved that I cared about.

    As I have said, you don't like guns, then don't use them or buy one if available in your area. However, if I am law abiding and they are legal in my area, what right do you have to tell me that I can't own one if I am following the rules and taking responsibilty for ownership.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • 2

    Alphaape

    Why would it matter - he has tested negative for Ebola. So even if he did any of those things on someone, they still would be fine (other than having had bodily fluids projected at them), as you cannot transmit a disease you do not have.

    What they test for is if the person has the anti-bodies in his system to see if he does have Ebola. There is not a way to tell unless you have the anti-bodies present. Also, it has an incubation period. Better to have him set aside to monitor than have him riding the crowded trains in Japan.

    So why is this a good thing for Japan, but in America when a governor tries to do it, its deemed as "unfair."

    Posted in: Canadian journalist in Japan tests negative for Ebola

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Girl trouble. Which in any other civilised society would have been worked out in a way that did not involve killing and maiming. He used guns because guns were there to be used.

    @ cleo: I am surprised that you posted that comment, since you have been on this site many times and have seen the numerous cases here in Japan on the jilted lover going off and killing the object of their desire or hariming their family members. It happens and that is a sad fact of life. Not having a gun around will not stop it.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -1

    Alphaape

    You're on the wrong page, Alpha. He was a school kid. His parents gave him guns. No father-in-law in the picture.

    @ cleo: You missed my point. I pointed out that on the same day as this shooting, in CA an illegal alien killed two sheriff deputies. The pont I made was we have gun laws in the USA, and the teen shooter in this case had his guns from legit sources. The twice deported illegal alien obiviously got his guns from illegal means.

    If this illegal alien guy would be in your country after twice being deported for criminal activity, I would place a reasonable bet with you that he would also have a gun since he isn't bothered with following laws.

    This shooting case is not about gun control, the proper steps were followed, but the individual shooter wasn't rational enough to know you don't use guns to solve problems. There has been talk about his online postings, and I wonder how many "shooter" games this kid was playing. That may be one of the reasons why he thought he could solve his problems with violence, but the US gun laws had nothing to do with this case.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • 0

    Alphaape

    On the contrary, if you are putting in quarantine everyone who had contact with ebola patients, even without any symptoms and knowing that the vast majority of them have come back without getting infected then you must be also OK with putting ALL soldiers in psychiatric wards, even if those whacked out psychos are just a few.

    So what about the current case in NYC. He came back from the Ebola area and felt fine. Now he is in the hospital. He didn't show any signs but now he is sick. Are you willing to take that chance for the general population? By the way, the US military will require the troops that are coming back from the area to go into quarantine for a period of days before they are released to the general public. So do you think that this is a violation of their human rights?

    I don't think so. We have to take into consideration the general public.

    Posted in: White House questions new Ebola rules; nurse plans to sue

  • -1

    Alphaape

    Alpha, have you seen photos of the tent in which the nurse is quarantined? Imagine building ten thousand of those, or a hundred thousand, for a populace which statistically poses no real danger and can be, more or less, quarantined safely in their own homes.

    @ Laguna: Yes I have seen the tent and it could be better. What strikes me as odd is that we will send military troops over there to build them quarantine buildings to help ease the spead of the disease, but will not do so here in America. So why is quarantine good over there but not here?

    What if every American soldier fighting in the middle east were subjected to a few months of mandatory confinement in a psychiatric institution or a few years ban on possession of any firearm?

    Totally unrelated to this story. You are saying that just because they served in the ME that they are not some whacked out psychos who need to be watched. Not true, many have gone there and come back and are normal. So following your logic, then the ones going to West Africa will need to be placed in quarantine when they come back. Wait, the DoD is going to do just that. So again your argument is not holding any water.

    If they said no one can go there and help out, then that would be wrong. If they said you can go there to help, but be advised when you come back you must stay in quarantine for a period of time, that is reasonable. If it is not so easy to contract as the CDC is saying, then why did Frontier Airlines try to contact up to 800 passengers who rode the plane that was used by one of the Dallas nurses who traveled when she was coming down with Ebola? Better to error on the side of caution.

    Posted in: White House questions new Ebola rules; nurse plans to sue

  • -1

    Alphaape

    And that's why your country is broken. The problem isn't just the poison, it's the fact that you have no willingness to get rid of that poison.

    The USA is not broken, if so why are people trying to get there illegally. Speaking of that, on the same day two sheriff deputies were killed by a gunman in Sacramento, CA. One of those killed died on the same day his father died in the line of duty being a deputy.

    But taking a look at this shooting a few things come out.
    1) If has now been shown that the shooter was an illegal alien. Who had been deported back to Mexico twice from the US for selling drugs and other crimes. But for some reason he manages to come back to America and commit more crimes and sell more drugs. 2) According to the strict gun laws in place in CA, he should not be allowed to own a weapon. But, he got them from wherever he did. Probably using the various alias that he had, so many that even his father-in-law didn't know that the name he knew him by was not his real name.

    So in a way, you may be correct the USA is broken in regards to our immigration policy where a person who has been deported twice has no fear to come back and commit crimes and kill two sheriff deputies. While people like you who don't live there, think we are bad because people who are law abiding have the right to own guns, and sadly some abuse that privilege.

    Where ever you are from, I can bet you this with reasonable certainty. If this "bad seed" illegal immigrant had been deported from your country twice and made it back in and continued to sell drugs, I imagine that he would be able to have a fire arm purchased illegally in your country to commit his crimes. Just a hunch, but if someone has blatant disregard for a country's laws, I am sure that they will do what they want.

    So Cleo, you are saying that just let them "duke it out" until the last man is standing. Don't you think it would have been just as tragic for the school to see one of their popular students either kill someone by hand? Who says just a knock on the head would have satisfied him?

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -2

    Alphaape

    Anybody with common sense sees that what Cuomo/Christie are doing is pandering to scared know-nothings. It's a ridiculous overreaction.

    Sioux Chef: Please tell me then how the doctor contracted the disease? If he is a doctor working on treating people with the disease, and he supposedly followed all of the safety protocols, then how did he contract Ebola?

    During the great flood of immigrants from Europe in the late 19th century, once they reached Ellis Island, if they were deemed to be not medicaly qualified, they were quarantined and sent back. If you are sick with the flu, what do they tell you to do? Stay home and not go to work. Ebola is much more deadly than the flu, so why not put this extra precaution in place.

    Here's a real test. Would you go hang out with this doctor knowing that he had just come from an area infected with Ebola? To be honest, I wouldn't.

    Posted in: White House questions new Ebola rules; nurse plans to sue

  • -2

    Alphaape

    Cumo eased the restrictions in NY so that people can "stay" at home and not be forced. If he thought of running in 2016, he just blew it. He along with Christie showed some guts in putting the well being of the people of their state ahead of partisan politics. But, I guess Cumo had to cave to the Dems. If you look back at 2008, when Hurricane Sandy struck NY/NJ, people slammed Christie for working with Obama on getting relief for the people of his state, knowing that Romney had no real power to get anything done. I applaud him for that, since the well being of the people of NJ is well above partisan politics.

    As for this doctor, how did he get Ebola? If he was a professional dealing with these cases, I would assume he was following all of the "protocols." If so, how did he contract it? I would rather he be placed in quaranteen for at least 40 days until we figure out if he was going to be sick.

    I hope that no one else gets this disease in NY/NJ area. But if so, Cumo should be fired, and the head of the CDC should be thrown out, and somebody with some common sense put in charge.

    Posted in: White House questions new Ebola rules; nurse plans to sue

  • -3

    Alphaape

    It's almost impossible to cause the same level of damage in the same period of time using a tomahawk vs. a gun.

    @ Strangerland: Houston TX 2013, 12 wounded in mass knife attack. Calgary Canda 2014: 5 students (college aged) killed in a matter of mintues in a mass stabbing attacj China, 2014: 29 killed, 130 wounded in mass stabbing attacks (ok, this was not a "lone gunman" but even in cases where there have been two shooters, not that many have been killed or injured). Osaka Japan 2001: 8 killed, 13 wounded.

    In all of these cases, the tragic events were not prolonged attacks but happened rather quickly. According to your thinking, these types of events should not have such high numbes of casualties since it takes more time to do killing with a knife versus a gun.

    Knives, and guns don't have intent to kill. The people who use them do. If a crazed person is bent on killing as many as possible, they are going to use whatever device is handy to do so. This was not a case of a "hot gun" bought off the streets used to kill. This was a licensed legal firearm, that the boys family had grone through the proper gun control measures to purchase used. More restrictions than those in place to buy a knife.

    If you don't like guns, then if you live in the USA, then it is your right to not have one. But taking away the rights of the majority to own a weapon that you have to buy legally and withing the guidlines because you don't like them and you have feeling against them is not a viable option in my opinon. The root cause of this killing was the fact that a kid was messed up in the head.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -2

    Alphaape

    or else all hunters would be bow-hunting.

    Actually, in many areas in the US you do have hunting seasons that are open for just those types of weapons. But, people do get killed by those very types of weapons also. Not in the news much, but it does happen.

    Which would have saved the other people who also got shot in the melee.

    Maybe not, since those require up close contact, and if someone was really determined they would be able to kill quickly and sad to say more quietly and move on to their next targets. If it is indeed a premeditated kill and he knew who he wanted to kill, then he probably would have been able to kill just as many.

    Bottom line, he was a nutcase and he was intent on killing.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -2

    Alphaape

    So, to repeat Jimizo's question, why take a gun with you when you go hunting? Why not kill that wildlife with a broken beer bottle? Why not arm your kids with a potato peeler instead of a firearm? After all, if they really want to kill Bambi, it doesn't matter what they use, right?

    Unless you have the strength of a bear or the speed and huniting skill of a mountain lion, then you can carry those items to go hunting. But if not, you need to take some weapon, like a bow and arrow, or a gun. After all, man has hunted animals since the beginning, and those ancients realized that animals have a bit more of an advantage in their own environment, and they need a way to compete. And for the record, "bambi" (deers) can cause quite a bit of damage, especially if you have ever been stabbed by a buck with those horns.

    As for this case, it is coming out that the shooter was upset that his girlfriend was going out with his cousin. So he shot one of his family members in the melee. So this is a bad situation all around in regards to the personal tragedy for the community and all the families involved. Just based on this bit of information, he was probably bound to use a tomahawk, knife or a bat to probably kill his cousin and ex.

    If you don't like guns, don't buy them.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -1

    Alphaape

    People are spot on when they say "this is not news", or, "Just another day in the US", etc. -- because this kind of thing happens there on an almost daily basis, when it should not. You simply cannot deny it. Period.

    Actually, this sort of thing happens daily all over the world. People kill people. It jus so happens that in this case a gun was used and the nut job went on a spree before killing himself. Just do a search on how many other people were killed in "sprees" without guns used and you will see cases of people being attacked with knives,bats, etc. Tell me smithinjapan, if you saw someone going on a wild stabbing spree like the case in Akihabra a few years ago, would you step in and try to stop him? I mean after all, he is not using a gun and since Japan has made it very hard for one to get one, the people should be willing to be reasonable and just surrender?

    This case as tragic as it is has nothing to do with gun laws. As I have pointed out, he was from a local Indian tribe and he lived on a reservation as some have said. So actually, he would probably be able to even skirt some of the US gun laws since his him is considered to be on a "seperate nation" and governed by tribal laws. So instead of going down the "bad gun control in the USA" how about looking at the real issue probably to do with his narcisstic personality as evidenced by his various online postings as has been reported, or the fact that he may have been just a loon. He was not bullied, he was popular enough to be the Homecoming King.

    He was probably just a a nut job that was going to go off sometime soon, and he just did it this time.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • 2

    Alphaape

    I am sure the usual people will get on this story and blast the GOP, NRA and all of the rest of the conservatives who believe in the US 2nd Amendment and blame "white male privilege" on this shooting. But just like in the Ferguson MO, case, this will soon drop of the news scope for a few reasons that don't fit the current media agenda.

    Because: 1. The shooter was a Native American, a member of the Tulalip Native-American tribe. It's in their culture to hunt so he was introduced to hunting and guns at a young age. So much for the idea of the "peacful Native" who lives in harmony with nature that is up in arms about a mascot used for a sports team. By the way, the schools mascot is tomahawk, another piece of Native American culture. 2. He was not bullied. He was recently voted as the "Homecoming King" for his high school. For those of you who don't know what that means, it means that since he was a "jock" (football player) and popular with the student body, he was elected by his peers to be on the Homecoming court for the Homecoming Football game. This is not an honor given to the slacker loosers who sit in their basements blaming the world for their problems.

    I would say the US tilts closer to the banana republics.

    Then why did over 60,000 kids from some so called banaa republics make a 3,000 mile trek alone to come to America if some of them were supposedly fleeing from such violence in their home countries and requesting asylum?

    This is a tragic event, but before I blamethe US gun culture, I would blame the "entitlement" culture that is growing in the US. The kid got upset because his girlfriend rejected him supposedly. This boy needed to learn how to deal with real life and get off the idea of being entitled in my opinion. He was a football player, and yet he was suspended off the team recently for fighting. That tells me his issues had more to deal with himself than the availability of guns.

    Of course since he is not a "white male" they will use the fact that since he played football, maybe it was because of one too many hits to the head that caused him to think this way. Neve mind the fact that he was probably just a hot head.

    RIP to the one whowas killed and I hope that injured will heal mentally and physically well. So much for a "Blue" state with leagal pot being a more mellow place.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • 4

    Alphaape

    It was not immediately clear if Miyazawa—a nephew of late Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and a cousin of Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida—would step down.

    Again another person appointed because of his family connections. Whatever party that gets in, they would probably go a long way if they break with the tradition of only selecting the "political family" and get people who have actually not had it given to them and have had to work their way up.

    As far as the expenses go, if the underlings were that stupid to charge it to the company card, then they need to be fired, along with everyone who was supposedly on the job since 2010 reviewing the expense records. I have a work credit card, and if I use it in the wrong place, or try to submit a claim for a meal that costs more than what is normal, it gets flagged and I am called in to answer a few questions.

    But I guess that system is just not in place with the J-government system.

    Posted in: New trade minister hit by S&M bar scandal

  • 4

    Alphaape

    On Monday, a man who Canadian authorities said was "radicalized" killed a Canadian soldier with his car. The man was then shot and killed. So add today's incident to this and you get the picture that the Islamist terrorists are alive and well in Canada. Canada even admits that they are holding the passports of up to 90 persons who were trying to leave Canada to go to Syria to join ISIS and other groups.

    I don't want to hear the sad story of how "poverty" leads to peole acting this way, since Canda is such a great welfare country with socialzed medicine and other benefits to people who go there, and their efforts to be as accomodating as possible have not done anything to stem the rise of radicalism in Canda.

    At least the RCMP lived up to their motto: "we always get our man", which should be modified with "maybe not with the first shot, but we get them."

    Posted in: Canadian soldier, gunman dead in parliament attack

  • -3

    Alphaape

    Recently a state representative in IL tried to vote for himself (GOP) and others and when he picked his name on the voting machine, it came up for the Dem opponenet. Whenever he tried to vote for a GOP candidate, it came up Dem. When he pointed it out to the local election judge, they claim that the machine needed "calibration" and it will be taken out of service.

    So we shall see how this plays out in the upcoming US midterms. I guess if not enough machines can be rigged, Hillary is getting out in front by her claims. Even though a recent poll has shown that women voters polled feel more secure (National Security wise) with the GOP vice the Dems. I fully expect to see Hillary riding in a tank ala Dukakis back in the 1988 election to make sure that she keeps up with the polls.

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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