Alphaape's past comments

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    Alphaape

    People keep calling Fox news and the people who watch bigots. Can anyone point to me one host on Fox that has pushed for their race exclusively at the expense of all others? I can, Geraldo Rivera and his push for the radical Lation movement.

    I have seen more bigotry and ignorance on MSNBC than Fox. Recently an MSNBC host was interviewing the outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder. The interviewer, like Holder is an African American (female) just as the Holder (excpet he is a male). In the interview, she said that they called Att. Gen Holder a "duck" becuase he looks so smooth floating on the top of the water, but underneath his legs are "paddling furiously" like a duck's for "social justice" in America, and she asked him to "quack" for her. Thank God he didn't do such a thing, but if that is the type of journalism that those who keep bashing Fox News because of the side of the aise they tend to lean to and that the likes of MSNBC and the rest are enlightened and know what's best, I probably will stick to the hard news and just remain part of the great unwashed masses.

    If MSNBC and others put out a better product, people will watch. As far as the comments go on no-go zones in these cities, during the aftermath of the Charlie Hedbo killings, not only was Fox reporting on the large areas of Paris and other cities where non-Muslims were not allowed, but other news outlets were reporting the same things. Even before a few summers ago when Paris was burning, the reports from CNN, Fox, etc were that these were areas whith huge Muslim populations where police and fire services have had problems getting into.

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    Alphaape

    Roger Ailes created Fox for one simple reason; a propaganda machine for the GOP-Tea.

    If you would care to do a little fact checking, the Tea party didn't come about as a major force until about 2010, well after Fox News was established.

    What is it that you exactly don't like about Fox? I keep hearing that they twist the news, but doesn't every news organization do that? We have Brian Williams put on hiatus from NBC on his "stretching of the truth" yet if you understood the industry, you would understand that before he goes on any of those shows, he is scripted and his bosses know what will be said since after all, he represents the brand. Yet you can have in the same organization, a branch called MSNBC who will continue to host a tax cheat and out right liar in Al Sharpton and keep him on the air.

    Just like every news organization is saying that the US unemployment rate is only at 5.4%, yet the CEO of Gallup fears that he will have an "accident" for telling us that the real unemployment rate is much higher, and that the government is at best using "fuzzy math" to get to those numbers, and the news outlets only present that one side of the story.

    If you don't like Fox news, don't watch it. If you think that the viewers of Fox news are stupid, then there must be a lot of stupid people in America because it continues to lead the ratings.

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    Alphaape

    Practice makes perfect. Japan does have a lot of training programs which I think is great. In the USA it would be everyone for themselves and take out your guns.

    How do you know this? Everything is not just "shoot first and ask questions later" in the US. Having had to work with various Japanese governmental organizations, I can tell you that from the training, it is all canned and at the end the "good guys" will win, using the same scenarios. Not trying to throw new things in leads to complacency. I am sure that the training records at Fukashima can be shown to be documented as passing with flying colors.

    But, still this is a good thing that they are doing and I hope that it never happens and if it does they don't forget their training.

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    Alphaape

    I don't get it. They (J-gov) confiscate the passport of a guy they suspect is going to the region, yet they have not thrown this guy into jail who is able to communicate directly with ISIS. Seems to me that the J-gov is concerned more with public appearance of them not being able to do something if someone else gets taken hostage, than the fact that a guy here is in communcation with the group. I wonder what else this guy has been telling ISIS about Japan.

    Posted in: Radical scholar provided Japan with channel to IS at hostage crisis peak

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    Alphaape

    Very sad that this had to happen. I wonder will the wedding go on? Imagine having to go through the ceremony when it is supposed to be the happiest day of your life with memories of two of your friends dying trying to make somethig for you. That has to weigh on the wedding party very heavily.

    Posted in: 2 men filming comedy video for wedding ceremony swept out to sea in Hyogo

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    Alphaape

    I wonder if people would complain "where are his rights" if he possibly went to syria and returned with having received training from known terrorists, then carried out terrorism on japanese soil.

    You don't have to go to Syria to learn the art of terrorism. If it is the Islamic variety you want training in, all someone has to do is take a trip to the souther Philippines or Thailand to get all the training they want. Also, the reporter in this case or his paper wrote about his intended travel. Lesson learned is don't publicize your trip plans. Like many of the ISIS fighters now from Europe, they are stating their travel plans to Turkey, and then hopping a bus across the border to Syria. If someone is hellbent on getting there, they will find a way.

    Posted in: Man's passport confiscated after he refuses to give up Syria travel plan

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    Alphaape

    I think that the government and people of Japan need to understand that as an individual you have the right to make a bad decision. This bad decision is by no way an indictment of the nation's people or government on the whole. If he as aprivate citizen decides to go ther he goes at his own peril and not at the request of the J-gov. If he gets captured that should be between him, his company and the captors. It would be a different story if he was acting in a government capacity or he wa s in an area not known for this violence and then captured.

    The re s t of the people need to understand that if one person messes up, that doesn't mean you as a nation are responsible.

    Posted in: Man's passport confiscated after he refuses to give up Syria travel plan

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    Alphaape

    Arai, because he is afraid of being targeted by the Islamic militants. “We don’t want to be seen in that image, and we don’t want to have anything to do with combat.”

    He's afraid, yet he is willing to do nothing about it. If Abe would have went over to the ME and said that Japan was sending troops over maybe I could see some people trying to blame him. But, he went over saying that Japan would provide money for relief efforts. Not for buying guns and ammo. So if people here think that Abe is war mongering, they need to take a step back and realize that all Abe was doing was offering help and assistance to those who are fighting and not going to fight them directly, and they turn around and do this. So if you think that if Abe had not gone over and said anything, then you are mistaken. Sooner or later, ISIS would have captured some Japanese and done the same thing.

    As far as being troublemakers, if these men were going over to fight or represent Japan because they felt the J Gov was too slow in reacting, then maybe they could be seen as trouble makers. But they didn't and the people of Japan need to realize that they went on their own and they knew the risks and they were adults and took their chances. Japan can't keep putting their "collective heads" in the sand and expecting people to follow some set of rules of following the crowd.

    Posted in: Some Japanese see slain hostages as troublemakers

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    Alphaape

    @ Jeff Richards: Thanks for the feedback. Looking at Amazaon, the US price is $279 plus S&H (for the LTE model), and lower for the 3G dual sim model as described here. With the yen rate today and the price listed, I would still come out ahead a tad bit. At any rate no need to get a data plan here in Japan can use wifi at home and get a better deal on a sim back in the states for 30 days when I travel.

    Posted in: Two Asus mobile devices look to the future

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    Alphaape

    I'm an HTC user locked into AU, but was looking for a cheaper option for when I travel back and forth out of Japan. This one looks like I should invest into it. The amount you spend for a one time purchase is still far cheaper than roaming charges you get hit with if you travel out of Japan with your "locked" phone.

    Can anyone tell me where you can go and physically buy one or do you just have to buy it online?

    Posted in: Two Asus mobile devices look to the future

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    Alphaape

    From a guy who was on the US radio and who served in Iraq, the way to stop groups like ISIS is to fight like they do. Don't go and just grab people and hold them for ransom and kill them on videos, but let them know if they take hostages, you will not only go after them but go after their families. That is what motivates them, especially the whole "machismo" angle where they can't defend their family.

    If you remember back during the supposed "torture" at Abu Gharib that involved such brutal methods of saying that they will be shot with bullets covered in pig grease; just start doing that. Don't give them the satisfaction of knowing that their remains will be treated with the respect they think they deserve.

    Treat these savages like they treat others, and maybe they will learn. Also, if this had occured over a month ago, then the whole point of using the Japanese hostages as leverage probably means that they were lying all along and will continue to lie.

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    Alphaape

    The best way to achieve peace is to be nice to your neighbors and do not provoke them to do war with you especially if you cannot afford to, If your neighbors are crazy don't worry as you have big brothers to go in between and look after you,because at the end of the day your big brothers will still just end up fighting the war for you, so just focus on what your PEOPLE really NEED if you really care about them

    @ noypikantoku: If you were to take a 5 hour flight from Japan to the Southern Phillipines, you would find the Phillipine army engaged in hostile actions with Abu Sayaff who are along the same lines with ISIS and want an Islamic caliphate and are known to behead hostages and kill non believers. If you continue on over to southern Thailand, you will see the Thai army (Buddahist) engaging in operations against Muslim radicals, and on over to Mynamar and you will see the same thing.

    So it is in your neighborhood. Also, if you are going to rely on your "big brother" to fight for you, then you had better tell some of your kinfolk to keep the noise down on the bases in your country and wanting the big brother to leave, and while we're at it, if you big brother gets into a fight with someone, if you are not going to do anything you need to just keep quiet and stay at the children's table while the grown folks (countries) make the decisions.

    Abe did what he could do. Sooner or later, ISIS will turn it's attention to countries like Japan and others as long as they know the countries will not do anything to them.

    Posted in: No war

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    Alphaape

    Please take the poor away from that monster and give him a loving home with a family who will give a chance to grow up and live

    I wish that would happen, but as we have seen here on JT on the state of the orphanage system here in Japan, and the belief that many here hold on not taking in kids who are not "Blood" and I doubt that such a great scenario would happen here in Japan. One can only hope that it does.

    Posted in: 32-year-old woman arrested for burning son's buttocks with lighter

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    Alphaape

    This army should never be used for all the wars that USA constantly gets involved.

    The USA had nothing to do with the two Japanese that were killed by ISIL. If the protestor would have cared to look into the entire situation, ISIL/ISIS has been fighting in Syria against fellow Muslims and other minority religious groups. Syria is not an ally to the USA. Also, ISIL/ISIS has stated that their goal is to creat (or recreate) the Islamic Caliphate that should stretch from North Africa to all of the Middle East. This caliphate fell well before there was even a Christopher Columbus or Leif Erikson around to discover America.

    No one wants war, and I guarentee you that this protestor would probably be beheaded for being a non-believer if she ever went to the ME or ISIS were to come here to Japan.

    Posted in: No war

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    Alphaape

    As many have pointed out, the phone is just an excuse. There is a lot more to this couple's issues than the usage of a cell phone. Just by going on what I have seen and read here in JT, I imagine that this woman thought that when she got married she could quit her job and the man take care of her. Maybe her ideas about that type of married life didn't come true, or her interpersonal relationships with others at work may be at play and she takes them out on her husband at home. If that is the case, I am sure that this guy is using the phone so that he dosen't have to deal with her "issues" which is not a great way to develop a relationship.

    I wonder if they both put their devices down, would they actually be able to talk to each other about a topic.

    Posted in: Phone-hooked husbands neglect wives at their peril

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    Alphaape

    I don't think it is just expressways, but the local side streets as well. I myself made the mistake on a rainy night in November trying to follow GPS which led me down the wrong way on a one way street. Luckily no issues, but even though the GPS was wrong, I still didn't see any signs clearly marked that the street was indeed one way.

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    Alphaape

    ‘I’m going to make the fixings for a hot sandwich and a salad. You’ll like it too.

    I don't get this woman. At first she complains that all he does is fiddle with his phone and never pays attention. Then when he at least tries to do something for her like make a sandwhich, she is up in a tizzy and doesn't appreciate it. Not saying making one sandwhich will make everything right, but jus from reading how she reacted tells me all I need to know. I think if he didn't have a smart phone, he probably wouldn't be talking to her either since it seems that whatever he does, it probably isn't enough. She is just happy being a complainer in my opinion.

    While I do admit that the rise of cell phones and other digital media can take a toll on relationships, I think that this one hit the skids a long time before he upgraded his phone.

    Posted in: Phone-hooked husbands neglect wives at their peril

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    Alphaape

    What's amazing is that in the US, the US airlines are not taxed on the fuel surchage. So all of that is just extra money for the bottom line, yet they keep complaining about the cost of doing business. Not just the bankers on Wall Street who are getting away with cheating the consumer.

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    Alphaape

    Understand what your nation has done before you comment.

    @ warispeace: The US has done nothing to Syria (where these guys were captured) and have not removed Assad. ISIS is fighting in Syria trying to rebuild what they call they mandate or Caliphate as to the way it should be. If anything, you need to research and find out that the majority of the ME borders (Iraq, Saudi Arabia) were desgined after the end of WWI where the former Mesopotamia became Iraq, and the Arabs there shook off the control of the Ottomans (fellow Muslims). This conflict has been going on long before any major US involvement.

    If you want to go down the road in regards to energy hungry nations in regards to geopolitics, then I hate to say but this was a long time coming for Japan. Japan gets most of it's oil from the ME region, not the USA these days since we have become somewhat self sufficient and even an exporter of oil. So Japan and other EU nations and China still get the majority of their oil from the ME, and there are major Japanese oil exporting companies that are there to take in the trade.

    So like it or not, Japan has interests in the region for oil just as much as the rest of the world. And those ISIL radicals will blame them just as much as they blame the rest of the world.

    Also, in regards to you thinking the US has upset the reason geopolitically, why was it then that last week ISIS executed teenage boys in their occupied territory for watching a soccer game (again Muslim on Muslim and no US team was playin) since according to the reason they were executed, the boys were not focusing on the Koran and the Islamic teachings enough and were distracted by the secular soccer game as justification.

    No, ISIS is a pox on the ME and Islam, and instead of giving in to them, they need to be removed. It is sad that this man is caught up in the middle of it, but that's just the way it is.

    Posted in: Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

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    Alphaape

    Actions have consequences. The rise of IS and the attempt by Iraqi woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, to bomb Amman hotels are directly tied to an illegal invasion and occupation, which Japan supported logistically and financially.

    I think you need to do a bit of research and look at the whole conflict in Islam between Shia and Sunni, from over a thousand years, and how even under the Ottomans it still existed before you jump to the conclusion that just because Japan gave money to one side Japan brought this on itself.

    Understand who ISIS is, what they think and then make a comment.

    Posted in: Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

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