Alphaape's past comments

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    Alphaape

    Exactly! If anyone thinks that radical terrorism is only an American tide is very, very sadly mistaken. This is a worldwide crisis and affects all of us.

    People seem to forget that the Bali bombings occured in areas that Aussies loved to vacation at. If you look at the map, and see where the major "hot spots" for fighting are going on, you will see they have something in common, a muslim group against the locals (Buddahist/Muslim: Thailand, Burma; Catholic/Muslim: Philippines: Hindu/Muslim: India & Pakistan). In these places though they may be aligned with the USA, they don't fully endorse our policies and yet they are attacked.

    I hope this is resolved peacefully, and the dirtbag (whatever his religious beliefs) is held accountable.

    Posted in: 5 hostages escape from Sydney cafe

  • 0

    Alphaape

    The bottom line is if gays want to marry who cares. The issue that Japan needs to be addressed is will Japan governmental agencies recognized these gay unions and provide the couples the same legal benefits

    Posted in: Historic Kyoto temple first in Japan to offer gay weddings

  • -2

    Alphaape

    Where I get tetchy is when people propose bad science as a means of justifying their prejudice... and I really couldn't tell you if it is the prejudice or the bad science that irritates me more.

    @ Frungy: Please cite an example where open homosexuality is accepted in a tribal culture? You say that I have written bad science, I think you are doing the same with bad social science. True there have been cases of homosexuals in history, but when you look at how tribes survive, it's by making sure that there are enough of them to carry on. You keep saying that they (the tribe) will take care of the elderly, but you seem to not mention that in those cases, if persons were deemed to be sickly (i.e. had various diseases like leporasy, etc) they were normally cast out of the tribe to ensure the survival of the group.

    No prejudices on my part. If you notice, I didn't say gay couples couldn't adopt or have kids via surrogacy. I simply stated that the gay lifestyle is not for me, just as they will say that a heterosexual lifestyle is not for them.

    Posted in: Historic Kyoto temple first in Japan to offer gay weddings

  • -6

    Alphaape

    Looking at other sources, this cafe is located in an area not too far from the US Embassy. So the embassy has been cleared. I guess they really (hostage takers) have gotten upset over the CIA torture report (not!!). I am sure that after this event, the hand ringing will begin and they will place it not on the lacf of intelligence, but on the fact that the US caused this with the release of a report from incidents 10 years ago.

    I hope this ends with the people being released and the scumbag captured alive, but if he is indeed flying the flag as they are saying, I doubt that it will end peacefully.

    Posted in: 5 hostages escape from Sydney cafe

  • -2

    Alphaape

    They contribute to the family's resources without producing more children who need supporting, and in their old age they're protected and cared for by the family as a whole. Their DNA is contained in their brothers' and sisters' children, and so even if they have no children their genes are being passed on.

    @ Frungy: You are a bit off in your comments. If a gay couple doesn't have kids, what makes you think that their brothers/sisters children will take care of them in their old age? What if they are an only child, then according to your hypothosis, either they will have no one to take care of them, or they will just wither away and die off with no support. Also, as we have seen here in JT in cases where children are killing off their elderly parents because they can't bear the burden of supporting them furhter, then why do you think that these nieces/nephews, cousins, etc would want to take care of someone else even though they may be related are not their parents.

    Yes their DNA is contained in their relatives children, but not their unique strand of DNA. It may be a case where one sibling is a carrier of a certain gene while the other sibling is not, and this gene could have the potential to protect them from some disease or ailment. If the gay relative does not recreate and possibly have this gene carried on through their bloodline, then future generations could miss out on this gene. Of course the same could be said of a negative trait that certain genes can carry.

    I personally don't care what two adults do. What I have an issue with is if I don't agree to it, doesn't mean tht I am anti-gay. It's just not for me and will not willing participate. That doesn't mean I can discriminate against them, but at the same time that doesn't mean I have to fully support their lifestyle. They (the militant activist) need to understand that.

    Posted in: Historic Kyoto temple first in Japan to offer gay weddings

  • 2

    Alphaape

    Gay marriage is still not legal in Japan, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t options for LGBT couples dreaming of tying the knot in Nippon.

    I know of a couple that is comprised of one military (US) male and a Japanese male. They are married in the eyes of the US, but I guess they are not recognized by Japan.

    Posted in: Historic Kyoto temple first in Japan to offer gay weddings

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Alpha-The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336AD, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December.

    @ badman: I am fully aware of the history of Christmas and how it came to be on the current particular date. My point is, whatever the date is, it is the day chosen to celebrate the birth of Christ, not for couples to get together for romantic dinners and make others jealous. That's how I view Christmas, regardless if it was in December, or more so in the springtime since according to accounts, that's when the shepards were normally out tending their flocks at night.

    Posted in: Restaurant refuses to serve couples on Dec 24 so singles won’t be reminded of their loneliness

  • 0

    Alphaape

    “But there was absolutely no cannibalism,” said Mutsuhiro Takeuchi, a nationalist-leaning educator and a priest in the traditional Shinto religion. “That is not our custom.”

    I am sure that Mr. Takeuchi didn't like the film that came out back in the 1987 film "The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On" in which a veteran confronted his IJA Sgt about the events that occured in New Guinea and where he states that they didn't (IJA) eat natives but their own dead (IJA). So I guess he thought that film was all just lies.

    I think that Japan can't have it both ways in regards to WW2. Some of the far right want to deny what happened in Nanjing and in cases with allied POWs, yet then turn around and denounce the US for fighting back against them just as hard. I have yet to see evidence that places like Singapore, Philippines, New Guinea, and Malaya really wanted the Japanese Army to come in and free them from colonial rule as a cause for war. They show me that, then they can harp all they want.

    Live up to your past. As long as you don't try to do it again, I think the world will understand.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan

  • -1

    Alphaape

    The commenters trying to make people feel like losers for being single are just proving what a good idea this is

    I don't think single people are losers for being single. There may be people who have a partner and still be lonely for the holiday due to various reasons.

    If someone is alone for Christmas, then they are just that, alone for that day. Are they alone for the rest of the year? Also, for me at least Christmas has a completely different meaning than going out to eat with my partner, the birth of Christ and not a day to go out as a couple to an expensive resturant.

    Posted in: Restaurant refuses to serve couples on Dec 24 so singles won’t be reminded of their loneliness

  • 0

    Alphaape

    We should probably ask Jenkins, the US GI who defected to NK and now lives in Japan on how many movies he was involved with in NK that depicted the US and the rest of the world as bad and how many had plans to kill off western leaders. I am sure that those films won every award in NK and were seen by all.

    Posted in: Sony CEO ordered 'The Interview' toned down; Rogen objected

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    Alphaape

    Certainly there is nothing morally wrong with being single.

    Don't get me wrong, I was not trying to say that being single means something is wrong with you. I get the fact that even though there is somebody for everyone, some just prefer to be alone. I have no issue with that. If that is your lot, then don't worry about those who have someone, or feel lonely on a certain day.

    What's next, this place will enforce the same rule on Valentine's Day or White Day? If someone recently lost a grandparent will they also say no elderly people will be allowed as to not offend those who may have lost their grandparents or don't have any?

    It's their business to run, and if they want to do it that way fine by me. But don't trot out the "its for the employees" line. If they were really concerned as I stated give them the day off, or even better, if they work give them time and a half (I used to love to work holidays to get the extra pay when I was a salaried worker) and stop sticking your noses in your employees lives. If you are going to do such a thing, then at least pay them for your intrusions.

    Posted in: Restaurant refuses to serve couples on Dec 24 so singles won’t be reminded of their loneliness

  • -10

    Alphaape

    If the PiaPia were really concerned about their employees then why not close that day and give them the night off? But I am sure if you look closely, this is one of those places that works people to the bone and doesn't give them any time off all because that is how they used to do it.

    As far as being alone on Christmas Eve, if you are so it is probably your own fault. I have learned that there is someone for everyone, if you really looked hard enough. And the fun part of it is looking. Not just going out clubbing and mindless relationships, but going out and doing things and maybe meeting someone along the way that has similar interests and getting to know them.

    Posted in: Restaurant refuses to serve couples on Dec 24 so singles won’t be reminded of their loneliness

  • -3

    Alphaape

    Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statement that the apologies were not enough, comparing Pascal to disgraced NBA owner Donald Sterling and demanding that she meet with black leaders immediately.

    They are starting to turn on each other. These people who sent the emails about Obama are the very same people who were doing fundraisers and raising big money for him and the Dems. Just goes to show you that all of these so called "wars" on women, Blacks, Christmas, etc are just a bunch of hype to get people to donate.

    Are there issues among the races in the USA, yes there are and having Sharpton going there is not going to solve anything. He has been going to all the so called flashpoints for years, and as a result nothing has really happened but gotten worse. So what he expects to do, I don't know what that will be but one piece of advise to Al, whatever they give you, pay your taxes and stop marching around about the supposed 1% not paying their fair share.

    Posted in: Sony studio, producer apologize for Jolie, Obama remarks

  • -3

    Alphaape

    I would think that the US Govt. would be doing more (maybe they are behind the scenes) to protect the business interests of Sony since they employ US people (I know that they are Japanese owned).

    But what may be telling is that some of the emails released depict a behind the scences belief in some of the top execs who were heavy contributors to the Dems in elections, and they had some not so "PC" things to say about Obama. My guess is that there will be some serious fall out from this.

    I was at first thinking that this was just some publicity stunt by the studio to drum up interest in the movie, but with what's being released, I don't think that is the case.

    Posted in: Sony CEO ordered 'The Interview' toned down; Rogen objected

  • -1

    Alphaape

    The Dems. senate report shows one side of the coin with political motivated after the lost of midterm election. They wrap it as a Xmas gift for terrorists, and paint the blame on CIA and Bush without shame.

    Exactly! Before this report was released, what was going on in the Middle East? You had the Arab Spring which turned out for the worse for Libya and Egypt, you have the rise of Boko Haram and the kidnapping of local Christian girls (none had anything to do with US diplomacy or policy) and force converting them and marrying them off to others, and the rise of ISIS who in Syria (again not a true follower of the US diplomacy) and their acts of terror on Christians and other muslims who are not of their same sect rise up and behead, tortue or the latest news throw a man off a roof for being gay. I could go on and on and point out that those events and many others are happening, and they are not the results of US diplomacy or "Bush and gang."

    They go on becuase no one is standing up to them, and all you get from people is that it's the US fault. If anyone is to blame, I put it on the UN and those guys who just trot around and speak of "diplomacy" and really do nothing to protect human rights.

    Posted in: CIA torture report sparks world outrage, demands for justice

  • -4

    Alphaape

    Bush would have a list of charges so long and cumbersome his remaining years would be spent with a team of lawyers working to overturn international and domestic indictments.

    Here we go again, it's all Bush's fault. Why did it take so long then for this to get out? Also, why no inputs from the CIA and only a one sided report? But I guess if the GOP gets elected in 2016, then we get to say it's all Obama's fault for the things that are going on now under his watch.

    Posted in: CIA torture report sparks world outrage, demands for justice

  • -3

    Alphaape

    Detainees were beaten, waterboarded—some of them dozens of times—and humiliated through the painful use of medically unnecessary “rectal feeding” and “rectal rehydration.”

    The persons had refused to eat and were on hunger strikes. I hate to let Senator DiFi in on this, but this method is the approved method used by the Dept of California Corrections (i.e. prison system) to force inmates to eat when on hunger strikes. So will she go after the CA Dept of corrections with such vigor, even though the CA gov, and state legislature and all committee heads are run by Dems?

    Posted in: CIA torture report sparks world outrage, demands for justice

  • -3

    Alphaape

    The GOP nominated as its presidential candidate just six years ago John McCain - a guy I have serious differences with except when it comes to torture. (You know, experience and all.) How so many in the GOP ignore his sage advice here is telling.

    People tend to forget that McCain was a Naval Officer, and during that time and still going on now, military members are taught the "Code of Conduct" on how they are to act as a POW as a results from lessons learned from WW2, and Korea. It was designed as a guide for them to follow, to help them understand their duties as an American fighter and what they are to do and not to do. It does talk about tortue, and it realizes that each person has a breaking point, and if they reach that point, it is understood, but the goal of the Code of Conduct is that they shouldn't just "roll over" and abet the enemy.

    So yes McCain is right tortue may not have worked in his and other cases of American POWs in Vietnam since they had been taught guidance and to understand their duty as a military warrior. This warrior ethos is what guided them and still does, even though some may have broken. But these terrorist don't have this guidance, and if they do have one, it is only that they will get their reward in paradise.

    Posted in: Brutal CIA questioning didn't work, Senate report says

  • -5

    Alphaape

    So, how many girls have been brought back using tough guy tactics? How many intellectually challenged people do you need to torture in order to bring one girl back?

    @ cleo, so far none have been brought back from enhanced methods, the same amount that has been brought back from a hash tag campaign. You keep referring to the "intellectually challenged" so what does that really mean? Are you saying that the slow witted are being tortured? Well, I would suggest you take a look at a few videos posted on the web by people who denounce these terror groups, and how they use the "slow" and not too bright young men, fill their head full of promises of 72 virgins in the afterlife and that their families would be taken care of and then strapped with a vest and told to go blow themselves up. A good video documentary that I saw on that was produced by Vice, not your normal right wing group and they in Afghanistan interviewing people to find out what makes young boys want to blow themselves up. Parents, and other elders pointed out that fact, they take the weakest minded persons and send them off to fight, whilie the so called "leaders" sit back and preach hate. Not only there but in other places you will probably find similar stories.

    So if the CIA is going into mental hospitals and gathering up the mentally ill to tortue, then yes we have a problem. But they aren't, those people are being sent to fight by the so called leaders to do so and if they are caught then it's their fault and not the CIA's.

    Posted in: Brutal CIA questioning didn't work, Senate report says

  • -5

    Alphaape

    @ cleo: No the US is not the World's police, and no it would not be nice for my family to be thrown in jail for some supposed crime. However, stating your case, that does happen in Japan, where you can be held for up to 23 days without knowing what your charges are.

    But we are not talking about crimes but acts of terror and war. If some were caught up then that is a bad thing. But what about those people who had not choice in 9/11 and either had to burn with the World Trade or just jump? What about those people in Syria and Western Iraq who are not Sunni (or Shia) and have to be subject to beheadings and all of the other things that they put them through.

    How about this cleo, since you asked if I would be happy if the "Ape clan" were whisked away. What about the parents of the girls missing in Nigeria by Boko Haram. Do you think that those people would want the US (as the World police as you say) or the French military to just ask gently and reach a "dialogue" with them to bring the girls back and not have them be sold off as wives and forced conversion to a religion they are not a part of, or would you rather they would want the authorities to do as much as they can to bring them back, and not just start some twitter hash tag campaign that does nothing but makes the likes of you "feel good" about doing something.

    Do a search on Richard Blum, DiFi's husband. Look at his business dealings since DiFi has been in Congress and how their net worth has grown. So now that she is on her way out of the comittee she wants to drop this kind of bomb, when she has been profiting from our policies there.

    Posted in: Brutal CIA questioning didn't work, Senate report says

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