Alphaape's past comments

  • -1

    Alphaape

    Good old Trump. He's really pushed the buttons of dimwits, although I'm starting to realize he doesn't believe a word of it. I'm sure that's a good thing, maybe...

    Isn't it amazing that according to those who think that Trump supporters are all dimwits, and the fact that so far he has gained more votes that Romney did back in 2012 so far, even when the field was with 16 other candidates, that people by the millions still want to come to America illegally to live. I mean if it is a country with over 12 million dimwits who have so far voted for him, I would rather stay in another country that is more "enlightened" than come to America. I guess they figure those dimwits will willing give them public assistance since they are too dumb to realize it.

    Same goes for the former president of Mexico, who said Trump supporters are nothing but TV watching, beer drinking idiots. Yet it's those idiots who through their taxes support the illegals from Mexico that enables them to send money back to Mexico making remittance payments the second highest source of income for the Mexican economy.

    I am Black, belong to many Black and minority organizations, and fully support Trump. I don't think I am being racist.

    Back to my original post on this topic, no one has yet to show to me when was the last time an Ainu, ethnic Korean or Chinese, or Okinawan been elected to mayor of Tokyo. The fact that this has happened to London, is a good thing, provided that the mayor understands that he is the mayor for all of London, not just his particular group. Yet I imagine the native Japanese on this board, who like to call Americans racists, will not be ready and eager to elect an ethnic minority to a high position in Japan. Heck, one could just look at the blowback that mixed race news anchors receive in Japan of not being "Japanese" enough to broadcast the news.

    Get the plank out of your eye first Japan, before you go and worry about the splinter in mine.

    Posted in: London mayor slams Trump's 'ignorant' view of Islam

  • -1

    Alphaape

    What exactly will Trump and his supporters do about Muslim Americans?

    Nothing. The ones he was talking about were non US citizens who wanted to come into the country. Believe it or not, they don't have the "right" to enter into the US. The US, just like any other country has the inherent right to refuse service to those it deems as a threat.

    Now if he were talking about rounding up Muslim Americans who are here legally or US citizens, then he would be out of bounds.

    But just because someone from an area like Pakistan wants to come to America, that doesn't make them a "Muslim-American."

    Posted in: London mayor slams Trump's 'ignorant' view of Islam

  • -5

    Alphaape

    Presidential? Only of the locall chapter of the KKK.

    I think the time has passed when one can through out the "KKK" and make Americans cower for the fear of being labeled a racist. We have proven time and time again that the color or background of a person doesn't matter, that if they have the right message people will vote for them regardless. Obama has won two terms as President. First by large margins and second term, large but not as large as the first. That means that of the voting public at least almost half didn't vote for him (2012: Obama 51.1%, Romney 47.2%) . That would make Romney's popular vote somewhere around 60 million. Even at the height of the rise of the modern KKK back in the 1920's, they had nowhere near that amount of people (about 6 million back in the 1920's, and probably around 8,000 members today).

    So the USA is not a land full of burning crosses and lynchings. Just because one doesn't agree with the rampant influx of people who based on their religious beliefs want to subjugate the world and wants to at least look at and vet those who come into a country doesn't make them racist. It makes them cautious.

    I find it interesting that some posters here on JT who may be of Japanese heritage, like to bad mouth the USA on race relations. Yet, tell me the last time a native Ainu, or ethnic Korean, or Okinawan was elected to the position of Prime Minister, or mayor of Tokyo. Or when was the last time that any immigrant to Japan has managed to go through the system legally and get elected to the Diet and move into a high position? Standing by to be shown how tolerant Japan is compared to Trump.

    Posted in: London mayor slams Trump's 'ignorant' view of Islam

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Why do women hang underwear out in public in 2016? As for this guy, with as many "wet establishments" there are in Japan, he could go buy some off a worker and satisfy his urges without the risk of going to jail and now no longer being a "company employee."

    Posted in: More than 200 stolen items of women's underwear found in man's apartment

  • -2

    Alphaape

    Trump is receiving criticism, too, from within his own party as some high-profile Republicans say they won’t vote for him even though he has all but secured the nomination. Asked about his ability to unify the GOP, Trump is repeating his view that he doesn’t think it has to be unified and that he will gain Democratic votes to win in the fall.

    I find it amazing that the press is really concerned when people like the Bush's and Romney and other Republican figures say that they will not support Trump, while when these very same people were in office they were calling for the "moderate" Republicans to not support them or get them to move to the center.

    As far as those who say that they don't support Trump, or will not vote for Hillary, this just shows that the system is rigged, and that they are only there for their personal gain. If they can't be the "deal makers" then they don't want to play, is not really going to do something to help the average American, whether Republican or Democrat.

    I think that the Trump campaign, as well as Sanders have shown that the game of two care Monte between both parties needs to change.

    Posted in: Trump takes aim at Clinton, questions Warren's heritage

  • 0

    Alphaape

    In one extreme case, Hideaki Sakata, president of Eco Friendly, had been summoned to a company dormitory by its manager, and was led to a room reeking of a strong, ammonia-like odor.

    Never understood why a company would want to run a dormitory. From what I've heard, some are forced to live there. I guess this was this guy's way to "piss on" the company by storing his urine in bottles. My question is, doesn't these places have toilets? Was he that shy to go to one if not one in his room?

    Posted in: Messy 'manshons' less visible than junk houses, but just as filthy

  • 4

    Alphaape

    If one is getting value for the taxes they pay, then maybe they would not be so quick to hide the money overseas. Of that 60 trillion they say that could do wonders, how much would be wasted? I am all for paying taxes, but make the tax rates fair. Why should someone work, and then wind up paying over 50% in taxes? Explain to me how that helps an economy grow.

    Posted in: Japanese money in offshore tax havens could solve a lot of problems at home

  • 1

    Alphaape

    Excellent article. It's reads like the plot to a movie.

    Ironically, there was a Japanese drama a few years back dealing with the arms industry. Can't think of the name of it, but the theme song was "Waltzing Matilda" it was very popular on Japanese TV. My wife was glued to it.

    Posted in: How France sank Japan's $40 bil Australian submarine dream

  • 0

    Alphaape

    It seems that the Empress and the crown princess always seem to wear nice hats. But I never see women in Japan wear hats out in public like the ones they do. Is this just some Imperial thing? I think that they look classy.

    Posted in: Imperial garden party

  • 2

    Alphaape

    Not listed in this article is the fact that he said the US was wrong in trying to push Western style democratic governments on people who do not want it. In other words, we need to get out of the Nation building business. I totally agree, and I thought that those in the press who constantly didn't like 'W" would be glad that someone admitted this.

    Trump also contradicted his own broad-brush approach to foreign policy. He said at one point that the best way to achieve his goals was through “disciplined, deliberate and consistent” policy. Later, however, he exhorted the nation to “be more unpredictable” in how it combats enemies.

    Again, this article is misleading. If one were to read the entire speech, he said that we need to be deliberate with our allies, but not telegraph to the enemy our intentions to come at them. In the speech he goes on to show how we tell ISIS where we are going to bomb them, giving them time to get out of the way. Be unpredictable with an enemy is a sound military strategy.

    Article was written from an anti-Trump perspective.

    Posted in: Trump struggles to explain his 'America first' foreign policy

  • 1

    Alphaape

    Yes, first the country was taken away through dubious means (read about it), and made a state.

    Actually, before being taken away by whites, King Kamehameha defeated other tribes and united the islands. So the first land grab was done by the natives on the natives. They weren't all just some "noble savages" living in peace and harmony with each other until getting screwed over by whites. They had their own divisions amongst them selves.

    in regards to the locals not liking tourists, I lived in Hawaii for 2 years, and yes there are divisions, but also there are many cases where the locals don't want to interact with anyone who is an outsider, or if you are not one of "Da' kine" you may get substandard performance or over charged for any type of assistance or job you may need.

    Over taxation for property is something that they can resolve by restructuring their tax assessments. Some of the problems that locals faced can be resolved by making their elected officials be more accountable, and to stop doing things because "they have always been done that way" and make real changes that will help the local people there.

    Posted in: Agency to Hawaii residents: Don't hate tourists

  • 2

    Alphaape

    Who's the guy in the wheel chair?

    Posted in: Imperial garden party

  • 1

    Alphaape

    (really?) . . . . Heh. Then Hillary is a cross between Lorena Bobbit and Donald Rumsfeld. She was on the same page as both-

    Recent polling shows that Hillary has only a 17% favorable rating among likely white male voters. that's means that 73% of white males think negatively about her. That's a huge gap that she has to narrow down. But Trump shouldn't take it for granted.

    Posted in: Most Japanese firms say Trump presidency would hurt trade ties, security aliance: poll

  • 0

    Alphaape

    She should have directed her energies at the manager instead of harassing the law firm. Not that she should harass him, but if she has enough energy to be that dedicated to harass, then maybe she should focus on confronting the manager face to face and try to resolve the issue instead of striking back against someone else.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for making 330 nuisance calls to law firm

  • 4

    Alphaape

    I hope that nothing else bad comes from this.

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  • -1

    Alphaape

    The global warming scam.....thick with irony this guy.

    @ texpudlian: I once had to explain to a true believer that kept insisting that the rise of CO2 was a very bad thing for the trees since they needed oxygen to continue to grow. After I stopped laughing, I had to explain some basic earth science to this person (ironically a female). Plants use photosynthesis to live. Where they take in sunlight, water, and CO2, and as a by product give off O2 (oxygen that we breath) and water vapor. This so called "enlightened" person didn't realize that the CO2 that we humans (all animals for that matter) exhale gets into the atmosphere and the cycle continues, but that person didn't let science stand in the way of their beliefs.

    Not saying that we can't be better stewards of the earth, learned a lot about recycling in school too, but if as I am assuming you are a non-religious believer that you prefer evolution (I don't have a problem with that, I believe in that also), then you would have learned that over the eons, the earth has changed from having a very inhospitable environment to one that sustains life now. All done not by anything man has done, since on the scale of things, we have only been here a few million years compared to the billion that the earth has been around.

    But, as this young lady will likely to be one of the countless "kwaii" girls in the future who will base her decisions of feelings and not logic, since she probably will have missed what was being taught in school, she will just be one of the many followers you see in Japan and other places.

    At least she's questioning it, instead of just accepting it if she feels it's useless. Good for her.

    I can agree somewhat with that, but like it or not, she will have to go to school and she may as well get used to doing something that she may not like. After all, that is part of life and being an adult.

    Posted in: Schoolgirl says education pointless; gets schooled in debate on Twitter

  • -15

    Alphaape

    Science → If you don’t learn it, you’ll get tricked by pseudo-science scams.

    So true! That's why so many people have fallen for the whole "Global Warming" scam and others that have come along and offered you a solution if you just buy their product.

    Social studies → If you don’t know how society is built, you’ll always end up with the short end of the stick.

    Again a great point! Look at all of the promise you the world politicians out there who will give you everything just as long as you turn over your rights to them "for the good of the people"

    The kid is young, and I hope she wises up. I could see her point though, if she tweeted about the current Japanese system of only prepping you for an exam.

    Posted in: Schoolgirl says education pointless; gets schooled in debate on Twitter

  • -4

    Alphaape

    Laguna: "Rigged"? This coming from a guy who owns casinos? Trump has benefited from a life rigged from the time he was born with a multi-hundred-million inheritance.

    So tell me, what has the current US Ambassador to Japan done that has uniquely qualified her for that position? So he had an inheritance and he was able to make it grow Good for him. And he owns casinos, but unlike with the situation in CO, going to one (if it is rigged) is purely voluntary and not a state requirement. Selecting a delegate is supposed to be about the people selecting who will represent them based on voting, not just for the insiders to decide. After all, that is what was done in the past to elect US Senators, normally political benefactors who helped a person get elected to the governorship of a state and was paid off for it by being sent to the Senate. Remember, we did away with the laws saying that only land owners were the ones who were eligible to vote.

    Posted in: Trump blasts 'rigged' rules on picking Republican delegates

  • -1

    Alphaape

    I think that what this shows is how both political parties need to change. In the past, when there were more people working in the USA and people didn't have as much free time or quick access to information, these political shenanigans could be gotten away with. Just think of the old cliché "a smoke filled room" and there you have it. But it wasn't until the late 1950's that states started moving away from the caucus system and having primaries where people could determine who the delegates would be.

    Cruz was playing by the rules. He won, and though I don't like it, he did win. But what I am seeing is the same thing that people said about Trump and his bankruptcies. After all, he said he used the current bankruptcy laws to his advantage, and people got upset with that.

    If I were Trump, I would go to CO, and make a speech. Tell them that he didn't do a good job of playing the game, but if the people want to send a message, in the Fall vote every GOP member on the ballot that is running out of office. It would be a good place to give a speech for his national campaign to say if you are tired of these political games, where a few insiders determine the rules, then vote for Cruz or Hillary, but if they want someone who will scrap all of that, expose it for what it is and demand a more fair way, then vote Trump. He could bounce back from this and make Cruz look more like "Mr. Haney" from "Green Acres" (most Americans over 40 know that I am talking about on that one).

    Posted in: Trump blasts 'rigged' rules on picking Republican delegates

  • 2

    Alphaape

    I'm not exactly sure what that's all about. Perhaps the history isn't taught in schools. If Japan want an apology from the US than Japan must first apologize to the rest of the world including Asia.

    I can attest to that. Took the in-laws to visit Asan overlook memorial in Guam and there is a mural there along with the names of the people killed in the occupation. They didn't particularly care too much for the depiction of the Japanese soldier on the monument or looking at the long list of names of people killed. And they are relatively moderate in their beliefs about Japan's role in WW2.

    He stopped by and visited. I think that was good enough.

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