Alphaape's past comments

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    Alphaape

    Dems only controlled the Senate, not the House, which is populated with politicians (mostly Republicans) who pander to bigoted constituents.

    @ paulinusa: You are wrong on both counts. When Obama was elected in 2008, the Dems controlled both the House and the Senate as well as the White House. He spent his political will in forcing his "Obamacare" on America, and as we have seen, behind the scenes those who were crafting it were not truly being above board and honest.

    As far as you characterizing Republicans as pandering to bigoted constituents, you need to step away from the liberal talking points and do some research on your own. Case in point, these last elections, my home state of AR just elected a Rep Gov (from a Dem), and now has both Senators and all Congressmen from the GOP, the first time in 134 years. But in that same election, the people of my home state voted for a minimum wage increase law. In OR, a very liberal state, the voters of the state voted in legalizing pot, but voted out a provision to allow illegal aliens to get driver's licenses.

    So if you want to just stick to the same old tired talking points of Dems good , GOP bad (or vice versa) you probably need to realize that people tend to vote more on how issues affect them personally and not by some talking points. The people of OR don't want anyone just getting a state ID who shouldn't get one, and by and large they are more liberal in that state, the people of AR, have had enough of the far left (remember, for a long time it was controlled by the Dems and we put Clinton into office), but are willing to look at the issue of making sure people get paid a fair wage.

    The majority of Americans don't want to grant citizenship rights to those who come in and break our laws, no matter where they come from. I have a foreign spouse, and before I got her Green card, I had to go through all of the paper work and pay the fees, and even had to sign a statement that when she comes to the USA, I will not get on the government "dole" and not be able to support her. So why do others who just come across the border illegally or overstay their visa get special consideration? What's the point for those who have been waiting for years for the opportunity to go about it the legal way and watch as some "special interest group" jumps ahead in line.

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    Alphaape

    An ironic news item was reported in Ferguson about one of the protestors at a "No Justic No Peace" rally. It seems that while chanting "F" the police her car was stolen. Not a major high end brand but a Saturn with over 250,000 miles as was tweeted by the victim who thought that no one would want such a car. Oh well, I guess they didn't get the enlightenment memo.

    @ yabits: You seem to revel in trying to name call those who don't agree with you. I guess your ultra liberal beliefs don't really hold true. As far as eyewitness accounts go, you do remember that the guy that was with him when all of this happened has said pretty much that what they were doing was as the police had put together. It would seem that if you have an eye witness who was there, and yet you still need to take it to a Grand Jury tells me that the evidence would point to the cop will not face charges, and the Prosecuter and other agencies are doing this to not make it seem that it was not transparent.

    Listening to a reporter interview a neighbor of Brown, he (the neighbor) firmly believes that Brown had actually paid for the cigars in question and that the store owner was misinformed, etc. So if you want to call out people with deficient thinking, I would suggest you go there and do a few one on one interviews with some there, even with all of the evidence put in the news who will still think this way and you would not have to wonder why all of the commotion is going on.

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    Alphaape

    Polls of the general population do not matter, unless, that is, all those who are asked actually witnessed the event.

    @ yabits: I bet if the polls said that 99% of the Black residents in the area thought the cop was guilty, you would probably be jumping up and down trying to make sure that those people are appointed to the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury is composed of people in St. Louis county, so not just the city of Ferguson, so I am sure if they return a verdict not to your liking, you will say that the general populations opinions do matter in the bias of the results.

    As far as your not reading anything about eyewitnesses not coming forth saying that they thought it was justified, I guess you need to harken back to the original cashier at the quick stop where Brown started off, and how afraid he was to be named and present his story. Same thing with the witnesses, why would you come out with the truth that may not go with the pervailing mood and subject yourself to getting your life in danger or risk harm to your property.

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    He should have just gone on Alibaba and sold them to dog farmers in Korea and Vietnam.

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    Alphaape

    Unless you're living in LaLaLand, don't expect justice from a jury with a white majority.

    yet you don't see these lowlives demanding for pedophiles and rapists to be treated in the same fashion..

    @ Mennonite Maiden: In the state of LA, child molesters can receive the death penalty. Before you go and blame "whitey" for building more rehad centers, and privacy protections, you need to see who was leading the charge on those issues. It was the white liberals in groups like the ACLU, and other "grass roots" organizations that take the lead in defending the druggies, peodophiles and others that seem to come away with more protections than the victims they inflict their harm on, all in the name of "fairness" and the new movement "restorative justice." When people want to impose tougher penalites to criminals, those very same groups will deride them as "racist" etc, and if you happen to be a minority who hold those beliefs, then out come the "Uncle Tom" name calling and we get ourselfes into the name calling and arguing that really gets nothing accomplished.

    A teen physically engaging a cop should not carry a death sentence, but if the teen doesn't want to get shot, maybe they shouldn't be assualting someone with a gun. If the police pull random minorities off the streets and mistreat them then of course they should be prosecuted. But in this case, we don't have that situation. But at least, they are actually going through all the evidence and factors to try to determine the root cause, and not just jump to some self serving conclusion.

    @ John Galt, very good points. We can agree to disagree on this forum, but we all must hope that the right thing will be done and justice will be served.

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    Picture title should probably be changed to "Night Shift" or "Off to Work" if you want to probably be more accurate.

    Posted in: A night out

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    Alphaape

    The bags contain all the make-up and change of clothes necessary for the job they are about to start from 8pm.

    Those are the probably the truest comments that have ever been posted on JT!

    Posted in: A night out

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    Alphaape

    @ yabits: A recent story about a poll taken back in Sept shows that 1 in 3 Ferguson Black residents felt that the cop was justified in the shooting. So there is not a "unanimous belief" among Blacks in the area as the media wants people to believe.

    shot him down like a dog

    In regards to those who are talking about someone being "shot like a dog" it has a lot to do with the final scenes in the movie and book "Old Yellow" about a boy who had to put his favorite dog down because the dog had rabies. Similar to the old saying about shooting horses with a broken leg.

    But as that saying relates to this situation, where is the outrage of the Black on Black shootings that occur in these areas. I can see if the police were just rounding up Blacks for no reason like was discovered in a small Texas town a few years ago, but you need to take a look at the crime statistics and see where the problems are. If Micahel Brown were walking down the sidewalk, not the middle of the street in traffic, and was gunned down for no apparent reason, then I think the cop should be prosecuted, regardless if Brown had a criminal past or not. But in this case, he was resisting arrest, and ran away and where the confusion comes into play was he returning back to fight again or surrender. Those who say that they would not shoot or the police should not shoot, put yourself in that situation and be honest about what you would do. An 18 year old young man his size can still do some harm to another adult male, so I don't think the cop was too far wrong with what he did.

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    Wow. And how would that affect how a Republican district judge might select a panel for the grand jury? Although the current governor is a Democrat, Missouri is more red than blue. The state went for McCain in 2008 and for Romney in 2012. Their Congressional representation is 7 Reps and 3 Dems.

    @ yabits: It's not a matter of Dem vs. GOP, the law is the law. If anything, MO is more of a "Blue Dog" Dem state, and if you know politics many of those types still believe in "Law and Order" and don't just tow the far left line. But regardless, how they vote doesn't matter. If people who LIVE THERE know what type of violence they see and read about, they will be the ones who will evaluate what they see, not the fly by night media and all of us pundits who seem to think that they know what's best for them.

    In regards to your comments on the store clerk, you forget to mention the fact that he was shy in coming forth because he feared for his life if he would report all that happened prior to the event, and guess what, the last I checked that store has been burned down. So much for a rational reaction to these events. I don't blame the Gov for wanting to protect the rest of his state.

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    That makes not one bit of sense at all. Do you believe that grand jury members are selected according to their party affiliation? That if they are selected from registered Republicans, that they are more likely to blindly believe that the police need to be protected by the legal system?

    In this case, it is made up of 12 people, 9 whites and 3 blacks. Grand juries are seated not for a case by case basis, but are generally placed in an "on call" status. So when they are picked, they are normally selected prior to their being requied to be in a case. Party affiliation should not matter, but if you want to take a look at it, I would imagine that there would be more Dems on the jury than Republicans, since the Gov is a Dem.

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    If you understood the grand jury system, you would know that members of a grand jury vote to go against a DA less than 1% of the time. Less than one percent. (Are D.A.'s that infallible?) That's why they are considered a rubber stamp

    @ yabits: Again, if there is that much evidence, then hte Grand Jury would vote to bring it to trial. So for one moment you are going to say that they don't have enough sense to know what's right and what's wrong if they don't go your way. But, if they decide to bring it to trial, you will then go on and say that the people have spoken. Also, I believe that the Grand jury is made up of people from the community, so if they are in such an outrage, then the DA would still be taking a chance having them to look at the evidence.

    Also, according to one post by the protest group, they have listed certain areas where they will launch protests. Why go and protest against places like Boeing, Anheuser-Busch Headquarters and other places in the area that had nothing to do with this case? I don't blame the Gov for wanting to protect the majority of residents who had nothing to do with this case, but find that their property is a potential riot site by a bunch of rabble.

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    Based on the eyewitnesses who have gone public with there stories -- plus the physical evidence of an unarmed 18-year-old lying dead in the street 100 feet from the officer's vehicle -- suggest probable cause for an indictment for use of excessive force.

    @ yabits: Now you are not making sense. If it was such a smoking gun (sorry for the pun) then why go through the Grand Jury process, and just get on with the trial. But there seems to be not enough evidence to suppor that. You keep saying "what testimony and evidence" when I brought up my points, but somehow the evidence and testimony is the "gospel" when you bring up yours.

    Also, if it is indeed as you think going to show that the officer has enough against him to go to trial, then why would the Gov. be preparing for the worse? If the people want him to be tried, and according to your beliefs they will get their trial, then why should they riot? Again, you need to take a step back and withdraw the emotion and rhetoric and just look at the facts.

    Even if according to your thinking there is enough and he is found to be cleared by the Grand Jury, they why burn and loot your own community? They didn't do it unless you count the Grand jury who is made up of registered voters of the community, and if you blame them, then they should blame themselves for not tacking part of their community. I wonder what the impact of this case has done to businesses in the area with the threat of potential rioting. Ask yourself yabits, if you owned a business in the area, would you feel comforatble with it now with the potential to lose it to some riots for something that you didn't have anything to do?

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    A fleeing, unarmed, 18-year-old kid in flip-flops -- who has already been shot at least three or four times -- against a trained cop with a firearm

    @ yabits: You must not be talking about this case. It has been shown that the victim was assualting the cop before he was shot. The cop has wounds to prove it. Also, prior to the shooting, he is on video doing a strong arm robbery in a convenience store for cigars to make "blunts" which if you didn't know, you use them with your marijuana.

    I am all for curbing police brutality, and if this was just a kid who was not walking in the middle of the street, and didn't stop when the cops asked him to but was shot anyway, then I would say the people have a right to be angry. Not a right to riot and burn their own community down but to be angry. But, based on the evidence that has been shown, this is not the case. You say some white witnessess saw this, but also did some black ones and their testimonies jibe with what the cop says.

    If it seems that everyone wants to come out of the wood works and testify as to what they saw, where are these people when there are black on black crimes, and the police ask and they get the silent treatment? Let's see what the Grand Jury says and go with it. Also, the Grand Jury is made up of people from the community who are registered voters. Again with this story, Blacks are up to 65% of the community, but only had about 6% participation in the last few elections. So again, it will probably be made up of people who may not look like the community. So don't come out with "people don't have the time or opportunity to vote" if the very same people have been gearing up for the past few days to protest the verdict. That takes a lot longer than going to the polls on one day for a few hours to vote and participate in the democratic process.

    Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting

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    Alphaape

    saying that “the stupidity of the American voter” helped Democrats pass the complex legislation,

    If anything, it says more about those who were in the House and Senate and the President more than the people. Afterall, they were the ones who voted it into law and signed the bill. But to a point, those who were in office at the time thouth that they had a mandate from the people wanting health care changes. I believe most Americans do, even I do and I am more right leaning than left. But I said at the time why not start off small and make incremental changes that would be more beneficial to the majority than trying to start off something new. America had processes in place to provide health care to those who truly needed it. But those processes needed to be fixed (and still do) and the focus of effort should have been on reforming those, so that they would be able to rach more people and truly be more affordable.

    This is how all types of insurance work, not just health insurance. This isn't hard to understand, is it? The 'stupidity of the American voter'.....he's right on point with that.

    But the big insurance companies needed to get paid off. And they are not going to be on the hook in the end. Remember the housing crisis back in 2008? Many of those homes that went into default the borrowers were required to purchase mortage insurance in the event they couldn't pay. Where did that money go? Lenders/banks should have been able to recoup their losses based on having all those who could make payments and the previous payments on their insurance cover the costs of those in default. But they didn't, they did other things with the money. Sad to say, but we will probably see something like this with the health care industry before too long.

    I did the same while living in the USA. And I would hope that when I am old and decrepit my premiums will go down with the assistance of the government and the general population.

    Why should I take care of you in your old age? What about the concept of making insurance affordable so that even when you get old, you will be able to pay for it yourself and not rely on the government and other people's money to take care of yourself. That should be the goal of the population, not just wanting for their government handout.

    The Interstate Highway Bill signed by Eisenhower back in the 1950's was only 12 pages long. From that law, we got the US highway system and it was at the time and still is an ideal way for providing a method of moving cars and vehicles along with a uniformed standard that has proven to be one of the greatest assests the US has to move goods from one state to another.

    So why do we need a 1200 page bill to pass as Obamacare? Just more smoke and mirrors by our so called elected leaders. But it doesn't stop there, just take a look at some of the local "bond measures" and other propositions that get put on ballots that may sound good, but if you read the fine print you find out that they do something else completely unrelated. Not so much that the American voters are dumb, but the politicans are crooks.

    Posted in: Obamacare 'stupidity'? New energy for repeal push

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    Alphaape

    If a kid living in Japan coming from North Korea can't see that what they are going to "teach" them in a school like this and honestly believe the hype, then they deserve what they get and maybe it's good for them to attend. If they can't compare and contrast the lifestyle of what goes on in their country compared to what is happening in Japan, then NK will be around for a long time. I would expect that these kids are probably the "elite" of hte regime who have the chance to get out of the country with their parents and see the world as it is. I would imagine that they would see that even the poor in Japan, probably have it much better than most of their countrymen in NK, including some in the so called elite.

    Let them go, and let them believe what they want to do. They will be only marganilzed in the rest of the world will only benefit the powers in charge there and will not have any affect on the rest of Japan.

    Posted in: The schools are a propaganda entity for Kim's regime. It's like putting a Cuban school backed by the Castros in Florida.

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    Alphaape

    Seems like he is the real "Charisma Man" but in the extreme. I would like to see him try this with a few of the Japanese women I know who mainly date Black men. Probably would get a different result. I am sure that he doesn't try that in his own country.

    Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

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    Alphaape

    Contrary to some TV pundits, the numbers of Black voters was not as low as they would have you to believe. Blacks voted in larger numbers than expected. Yet the Dems didn't win in some of their elections where there were majority of Black voters helped defeat the GOP in previous elections.

    Where was the attitude and mentality from the Dems when they had both House and Senate of working with compromise and reaching across the aisle? Now why do they want to change their tune? I hope that the GOP doesn't fall into that same trap. Some Dem ideas are good some not so good, but on the same token Dems need to realize that they can't get it all.

    If Obama would have come out with a more concilatory tone, he may be able to come out of this a little better. But he didn't and we can expect to see 2 more years of bickering.

    Here's what I see happening, the move to undermine Obama will not come from the GOP, but from the Dems specifically Bill and Hillary. The more he digs in and doesn't accept that the people don't want all of the things on his agenda, this will make Hillary less marketable. They have a massive political machine that is starting to rev up, and they don't need him to bring them down. I forsee that Hillary will distance herself from some of the decisions she made as Sec. State, and use the old adage "I was only following orders." You will start to see more and more of these things come out to distance herself from that arm of the Dem party.

    Posted in: Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans

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    Alphaape

    There is life after work. You can leave your job if you are being mistreated. They should hammer this into Japanese kids when they are young.

    I agree, if he got the job then he should be marketable enough to get another job. To be a manager at 24 meant that at least he could do the work, so he should have had a bit more confidence in himself and applied elsewhere.

    Posted in: Restaurant ordered to pay Y58 mil damages over employee's suicide

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    Alphaape

    What would Romney say?

    @ Laguna: I take it that you think the GOP is the party of "Big money donors" well if you listen to the LA media, you would hear of the numerous traffic jams and impacts on the already hectic commute when either Obama or Biden would show up in West LA to pick up donations at $30,000 a plate dinners. But of course they were doing the peoples work by stopping by at a local business and having a lunch and doing a forum on raising the minimut wage or promising amnesty just to make it offical.

    Go back and see how many campaign fundraisers Obama has gone through in the past few months. Also take a look at how some of his own people were saying instead of getting intelligence briefings on world events, he was out fundraising. I have known people who were on the White House communications team, so I know that if needed, he could launch an attack and get updates while taking a bath, so I am not going to say that he isn't doing the job, but he is nott committed to the job. A big difference that has been shown by his lack of leadership.

    People like to get on the Koch brothers and other big named GOP backers and their donations, but what about Soros and Katzenberg and the other big money donors to the Dems? Aren't they just as guilty of gaming the system?

    Posted in: Republicans take control of U.S. Senate

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    Alphaape

    The real winners yesterday were the members of the political campaign business. It is said that $4 billlion was spent in total for these midterms. If you added up every elected offical's salary for the next two years until 2016, it would not come no where near that amount. So we have people spending that much money in total, to get jobs that will pay less than that amount, it can only lead to one thing, someone is going to get rich at the taxpayer expense.

    The cynic in me is saying that this election wanted to be lost by the Dems. That way, they can get their donation machine back on track. You now have two years to beat the stump on how the GOP's policies are not working after trying to undo the last 6years of the Dems. Plus, now the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, etc. can get on the bandwagon and say that it was the "white voters" who voted against the Dems since they reject a Black President, etc. Trust me on that one, I listen to "urban" radio from the states and that is all I heard. No real tackling of the issues, but "it's the man's fault."

    So with the Hollywood left embarrassed and too vain to admit that they don't know it all, you will see a massive campaign fundraising take place for 2016. Right now, that favors Hillary since so far she is the only one (Dem or GOP) that has a solid base of donors and a machine ready to start. All she needs to do is keep her mouth shut and hope that no one really looks into her past record.

    Posted in: Republicans take control of U.S. Senate

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