Alphaape's past comments

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    Alphaape

    The illegal who gunned down someone deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law. However, his actions are his own, and I'm not going to condemn Mexicans as a whole because of his actions, nor am I going to say Trump was justified in his racist comments because of this guy's actions. This guy is responsible for his own actions and that's where it ends.

    @ Strangeland: Good points, but here is where I see differently. You have a nut white guy shoot up a Black church in SC, and people want to say it was because of the Confederate flag and it should be banned. It wasn't he was just a loser who was off his meds. Not saying I am for the Rebel Flag since those who fought on that side in the Civil War owned my relatives, but what I am saying is that a rebel flag doesn't make all of them want to go gun down innocent Blacks.

    To Trump and his opinion and the story I pointed out, that guy shouldn't have been in the USA in the first place. He was deported 5 times and was in jail on charges that should have sent him back to ICE, but the public safety officials were following their orders from their leaders and let him go. This shold not happen. When a shooter shoots up a place, everyone who is anti-gun points out that tougher gun laws are needed. When an illegal who shoots an innocent women gets captured, and we see he has been deported 5 time previously, we don't get the cry for tougher actions against illegals (you do in some cases, but the media and civic leaders will shy away from this point).

    Yes his actions are his own, and he deserves to be put to death (ironically that is when Mexico will try to take him back or not extradite him to the USA if he is facing a capital offense since they don't have the death penalty in America), just the same as the white shooter in SC. But, in this case the shooter in San Fran was at that place because of a failure of the public safety and leadership of San Francisco in turning him over to ICE.

    Not all illegals are this type of hardened criminal, but they are illegal because they did break US immigraiont law. Not all are from Mexico but this guy was. Sad to say this is not just a "one time" event one could easily look over the internet and find hundreds of stories on how illegals have been charged with bad crimes in the USA, and like it or not Trump is right on this one.

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    Alphaape

    It proves that Greeks are just on right track.

    Read an article from a man who wrote a book on the Greek crisis. He states in his article how the residents on one island are according the statistics 90% blind. They claim this disability so that they can money for thier disabilty, and yet the government doesn't put 2+2 together to figure out that there are still drivers on the same island renewing their license. Or how homes will have at least on part of the roof not completed and showing the steel support rods simply because under Greek law, you pay the property taxes on finished buildings (if you even bother to pay in Greece at all) or how in some of the most affluent areas in Athens, doctors are reporting their income at the poverty level so that they don't have to pay taxes, or get subsidies.

    Greece did this (a large portion of it) to themselves. People there don't pay their taxes (not talking about the 1% but everyone) or contribute to help them fund their own selves. It is said only the foolish pay for the subway tickets in Athens since they don't take tolls but rely on the honor system, so how is that going to pay for itself?

    It is a sad state, and yet the people keep electing the people who enact laws, or don't enforce them as long as they "get theirs" and this is what you have.

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    Alphaape

    I want ot see Macy's and all of the other people who ha dbad mouthed Trump on this issue say something about the illegal Mexican who gunned down an innocent woman in SF at Pier 14 this week. Yes Trump has said something about this tragic incident, but surprise, suprise, all we hear that it was in bad taste.

    They don't see it as bad taste that the guy who did the shooting, had been deported from the US 5 times, and was released by the county sheriff just before even though he had his status as an ICE hold person because the city and county of San Francisco are "sanctuary cites" and don't believe in turning over people to ICE because they think it violates their 4th Amendment rights (even though they are not citizens). As a reult, a guy that could have easily been handed over to ICE to be deported (and come back for a 6th time) was just simply let go. Never mind the past deportations for drugs and violence in CA and other states he had racked up.

    Not all Mexican illegals are rapist and murderers. The fact that they broke the immigration laws of the US makes them criminals (go and not pay a partking ticket in CA and see what happens to you when you license gets suspended and the fines really begin to rack up), yet we are supposed to just forgive them for breaking our laws. Trump may be silly, and has a self-inflated ego (every really listen to Bill and Hillary and the rest speak? They are the same they just know how to present it better), but he is right on this issue.

    RIP to the poor lady who was shot for no apparent reason out on a stroll with her father.

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    Alphaape

    I guess the gasoline on him didn't give off a bad odor, or no one wanted to ask him why he smelt like gas. I would have figured that with all of the smokers in Japan, if had doused himself before he left home, he should have been a fireball well before he got to the station with all of the smokers I have seen around here.

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    Alphaape

    Actually it's like minded Republican closet rednecks who are doing the spinning on this site.

    @ cracaphat: Hard for me to be a redneck since my ancestors were owned by them (and the owners were members of the Democratic party too).

    See this is the refuge when one finds that someone they don't agree with is speaking some truth. Throw out the racist card. Let me ask you, do you really think liberal Hillary or even far left Bernie Sanders will really be "down with the people?" If anything, by what we are seeing from their past, they harbor just as many "bigoted" ideas as you think someone like Trump does.

    In the stats I brought up, I didn't say that all of the 95% of arrest warrants were for murders in LA in 2002 were Mexican, but that they were illegal aliens. Now putting partisan politics aside, if the majority of illegal aliens in LA county have been documented coming from Mexico and Central America, wouldn't it be accurate to say that based on the illegal population make up in LA county, a large percentage of the arrest warrants would be of Mexican or Hispanic decent. That's just going to be simple math. If you bring this out, why is that being racist? How many H1B (the so called smart workers visas that the tech companies want) visa applicants are coming from Mexico? You may not like Trump, and he may be blunt, but he is speaking the obvious. The ones who can make a living in Mexico are staying, and the poor are being sent out.

    At least he is being up front and honest. If you don't like his style then don't vote for him.

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    Alphaape

    Trump defined illegals not by the fact they broke immigration laws, but speculated that they are also rapists. And he was specific to Mexicans. That's trying to define a group by the worst possible potential and people rejected that. It's the same mechanics racists use.

    From an LA Times (a very liberal newspaper) article back in 2002:
    95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

    Not saying that all of these people are from Mexico, but I would put a bet on it that more of them in these two statistics are from Mexico than the illegal aliens in the USA from Canada or Japan.

    Posted in: Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA; Macy's dumps Trump

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    Alphaape

    I feel sorry for the family of this woman who did nothing to deserve this. As for the guy, his name should be "mud." I just hope this idiot doesn't inspire others to want to do this type of thing. I would have thought that there was some type of fire suppression system that doused the cabins with water in case of a fire, so I am curious as to what are the fire and life safety for these trains.

    Posted in: Woman killed in bullet train fire suicide was on peace pilgrimage

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    Alphaape

    One good thing for the "rat" Mickey and his empire, they have banned the selfie-stick at their parks citing safety reasons. At one park a ride was stopped at the top of the roller coaster because some idiot whipped out a selfi-stick and wanted to take a picture. Can you imagine the damage an object like that could cause if he let go and it flew into the person behind him or on the tracks where it could derail the next car?

    As others have said, interact and ask someone to take a picture for you. Just my preference.

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    Alphaape

    How about this, when it comes to 5pm, the managers go through the offices and tell everyone to go home. In order for this to work, from what I have seen in Japanese society it is going to take the mangers to step up in their roles as leaders and lead by example. They need to break from the mold of "I came up this way, and this is how it is going to be" in order to embrace the changing dynamic of today's world.

    If Abe wanted this to really take off, he should lead the charge by going into the Federal offices there, and telling everyone to go home, and don't come back an hour later to do work or go to some drinking establishment to carry on work, and better yet, take a look at how the work day is spent and get rid of the useless time that is spent.

    Obviously if you are in a position that requires a different schedule (public safety) then it goes without question that this may not be suitable, but for the thousands of people I see all wearing the same suits going to office buildings to work in cubicle, this could work.

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    Alphaape

    I am not against her and her comedy schtick, I just don't think it is funny. My Japanese wife doesn't get why I laugh at shows like MST 3K (a lot of Americans don't get it either). Not saying that the world should have one set of "funny" and don't find her act racist in any manner.

    My comments were on the situation that she is joking that it should be used in. Instead of trying to avoid an uncomfortable situation and be viewed as "non offensive" just take the adult direct approach with another adult is all I's saying. If people point out to me that I have something stuck to my shoe, I acknowledge and say thanks, remove it and move on.

    I don't think that makes me less of a person or a failure, but I guess I just view things differently than some Japanese.

    Posted in: Comedian suggests using Japanese with American accent to stealthily broach uncomfortable topics

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    Alphaape

    To be fair, his remarks were about illegal Mexican immigrants.

    This is so true. After all, if they are coming to the USA illegally, then by the fact that they came outside of the law makes them criminals. That's what people tend to forget. He is not paying by the rules of political consultants. I probably wouldn't vote for him, but be honest, wouldn't you want a leader who may speak the truth, even if it may be a bit too far out, than some smooth talking politico who double speaks and will screw you over.

    As far as the late night fodder for TV comedians, you mean that an avowed socialist is running and they don't find that funny since America has long been against that form of socialism that Bernie Sanders stands behind.

    Posted in: NBC latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments

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    Alphaape

    What does cardiopulmonary arrest mean?

    In layman's term: A Heart attack.

    Posted in: Man dead after setting himself on fire in bullet train; woman passenger also dies

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    Alphaape

    And to which Native American tribe do you belong, Donald?

    You do realize that the first land grabbers in America were the Spanish don't you? It was not the WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestants) who started the land grabbing in the Americas but the Catholics from Span. Those very same Mexicans that Donald is talking about some are from native tribes, and others are decedents from those original lab grabbers.

    Trump may be blunt and funny, but he is right about those coming into America. Recently, a news station in Seattle ran a story on how 11 convicted sex offenders who were illegal immigrants were released in the Seattle area who were released by ICE after a Supreme Court ruling that requires they be released after six months in jail, if their home country won't take them back. Another story recently was that members from MS13 (Honduran gang members) were rounded up in North Carolina (30 of them) on charges of things like murder, drugs, robberies and gun possession charges.

    So you may not like the way he presents it, but in a way he is speaking some truth.

    Posted in: NBC latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments

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    Alphaape

    There may be a good middle-ground solution though, according to one Japanese comedian: Just tell them what you want to say with such a thick accent that it sounds like a totally foreign language.

    How about this, if a person sees someone with their zipper down, be an adult and point it out to them discreetly and not yell it out and try to be funny about it. If you are the person with your zipper down by mistake, take the advice of the stranger, zip your pants up and say "Dommo" and leave it at that. Chances are you will never see each other again, and if the person does talk about you, then you will never know since you didn't know them in the first place.

    Not too hard to do if you both are adults.

    Posted in: Comedian suggests using Japanese with American accent to stealthily broach uncomfortable topics

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    Alphaape

    An old 80's rap song by a group called "UTFO" had the refrain: "Treat your woman right, or get that burning bed at night." I guess that rings true in this case. I guess it is better to just keep it to yourself, no matter how long ago it occurred.

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    Alphaape

    Funny how this article says that Korea imported Christian conservative views, and then they jump clear over to Thailand, yet they bypass Malaysia and Indonesia, majority Muslim countries who look down on homosexuality. Instead of trying to make this about conssrvative Christians and our socalled hangups.

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    Alphaape

    The controversy has spread across the country, with politicians adding to the voices clamoring for the removal of Confederate symbols and names,

    A few years ago, the Univ. of Mississippi (Ole Miss) mascot was a character named "Colonel Rebel" for obvious reasons. Colonel Reb was depicted as a Old style confederate gentleman, along the lines of the old look of Harlan Sanders for KFC. Of course during the late 90's and early 00' this was deemed as "offensive" and the university removed him as an official mascot for Ole Miss, and replaced him with a bear. Funny thing in all of this controversy, the university had a contest on what the next mascot should have been, and they were finding that there was a big move to get the Star Wars character "Admiral Akbar" to replace the Colonel. Of course the university didn't go with that, but that goes to show that the voices of the loudest whiners get heard, and sometimes those that whine the most have other agendas in mind.

    As I stated, I understood what the flag stood for, and know what it is used for, and I don't hold those beliefs. So it doesn't bother me. But sadly it is part of the American dynamic and we can't just whitewash it over. It is offensive to some I agree, but it is a part of the American life. Having said that, if it flies on Civil War memorials and cemeteries, I can live with that. Over current state government buildings, then I can see where the line can be drawn. If individuals want to have one, that's their right.

    I just wonder, will this mean that they will go back and digitally erase the flag from the "Gen. Lee" on the TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard" reruns?

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    Alphaape

    The controversy has spread across the country, with politicians adding to the voices clamoring for the removal of Confederate symbols and names,

    The first place they need to start would be in West Virginia, where the late Senator Robert Byrd's name is on several dozen bridges and buildings. Byrd was the Democrat West Virginia Senator who was before that a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan and a former Kleagle (i.e. Klan boss) and politician who filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but later in life was one of the longest serving and key power broker in the Democratic party.

    As a Black man, I don't believe in what the rebel flag stood for, and I for one will not be buying one. But, from a historical standpoint, it is part of the American fabric, and shows that at a time when the nation was divided, we fought a war and afterwards, the nation was able to get back together as a union. I am not naïve enough to believe that there is not racism and rather they rally around a flag from the Confederacy, a Swastika, or the old flag of Rhodesia (as the shooter was shown wearing on a jacket), those types of people will be here no matter what. What matters is that people don't allow those types to get the upper hand and try to push their narrow views on others.

    Posted in: 2 victims of Charleston massacre mourned as battle rages over flag

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    Alphaape

    One would think that these "civil servants" should only have to look in the mirror at themselves to figure it out. If they are single, ask themselves why they are and you will probably come up with the same answers that these so called surveys came up with. If they are married, you mean that they can't look at their working conditions and see long hours, increased taxes and the other reasons people say that they have put off marriage and starting a family isn't obvious to them?

    Not too many bright people, or these are the ones in this department who didn't test well but still got a job simply by going to the right schools.

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    Alphaape

    Be careful what you wish for, as the saying goes. The GOP/Dems who voted for this seem to be fine giving the President the authority granted in this bill. But what happens when a new President comes along and they don't like him/her. Then you will see Congress will reap what it has sown.

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