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    Alphaape

    I said this in another similar post and I will say it again. No need for alarm. Japan's SDF is a volunteer force. And if you look around Japan, it seems that most able bodied men who would be the ones that would have to do the fighting, don't have the inclination to join the military or have militaristic views. If you notice, only the ones who really want war are the ones that are well past the age of going to war.

    If after he did this he began to campaign on the need for a military draft, then I would be worried. But until a sizeable portion of young Japanese males drop their magna comics, and come out of their shells, Japan is not going to be able to fight any prolonged war like they did in the past.

    It is good that at least maybe they can start taking part in some peace keeping missions, but nothing more will come out of this. Japan is only acting like the rest of the world.

    Posted in: Japan set for landmark easing of constitutional limits on military

  • 1

    Alphaape

    The right to assemble demonstrate and protest is an important one even if we don't agree with its meaning.

    I don't mind their protesting, it is their right. What I find issue with is what they are protesting. They really don't understand what they are protesting, just like the "No Nukes" people who come outside the base in Yokosuka protesting nuclear power ships with signs like "No more Hiroshima's" when a nuke ship will not go up like an A-bomb. Protest all you like, but at least have some sense what it is you are potesting and just don't parrot someone else's talking points.

    Posted in: Message for the PM

  • -1

    Alphaape

    Wonderful laws, then.

    @ SenseNotSoCommon, then if they are not obeying the current gun laws denying them the right to legally purchase guns since they have a criminal record, then what makes you think that if all guns were banned that they wouldn't still get a gun? After all, hard drugs are illegal, and yet these drug gangs still are able to get drugs into America, even drugs like cocaine that is not grown in the USA. Many assualt weapon types (AK, Uzi, etc) are foreign made as well as many of the hand guns (Sig Sauer - Austria, glock- Germana, Beretta- Italian), so if illegal drugs that are grown and processed in foreign countries can make their way into the USA, I am sure that there will be a market for foreign made guns for those who will violate the laws to get their hands on them.

    So yes, you are correct. Wonderful idea then to just "ban" all guns.

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • 3

    Alphaape

    People, who is Japan goig to go to war with? PRC has more than enough nukes and military to take over Japan at any time. I doubt that Japan will go against SK since they are just about on par with the Japanese military, and as many times as NK has abducted, lobbed missiles and done any other rhetoric, Japan will not go to war with them.

    All Abe wants to do, is change the constitution so that if some day Japan wants the right, as any other nation to send their troops to defend their interests, it can. Nothing about once the constitution is changed then the war will start. If, they wanted to change the constitution and institute a draft of military eligible young men, then maybe one could worry. But with the current attitudes of Japan, I doubt very seriously that if the constitution is changed would there be an increase in the numbers of men joining the SDF to build them to a war footing.

    Posted in: Message for the PM

  • -1

    Alphaape

    The sidewalk was littered with dozens of spent shell casings

    @ cleo: They have not named the type of gunused, but a normal 9 mm gun, can hold upwards from 10-18 rounds in a clip. From repports, witnesses saw two men who did the shooting. Not sure if you have ever shot a gun, but with a 9 mm, it is very easy to empty a clip and put another in if no one is shooting back at you rather quickly. So, it might not have been an assualt weapon, but a 9 mm with a large capacty magazine.

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Do they teach this 'If someone makes a point you can't answer, take the debate off on a totally ludicrous tangent' tactic in school where you grew up?

    @ cleo: Not trying to "Jedi-mind trick" anyone on the issue. If anything, you brought up the reason why America is such a bad place. I merely stated that if it was so bad, why the rush of people trying to get there.

    Miami police say it was gang related, and if that is the case, it will be about drugs. I don't see gangs going by and shooting up places just to make sure that they corner the housing market in the area or to stop other gangs from building community empowerment centers there to create jobs and wealth. All they want is the area to sell their product exclusively, i.e. drugs.

    or a gang member with an imagined vendetta, you'd choose your weapon carefully to kill as many and as quickly as possible. And your choice would not be an icepick or a lampshade.

    I guess you may have not heard about the drug gangs that have been placing the heads of persons on spikes or skinning them to sew on soccer balls. Drug gangs are violent and will use any method to instill fear into the populace. Yes they will use guns, which by law many members aren't allowed to purchase and they use other methods as well.

    The real problem in this case is not the guns, but the hoodlums who are working at 2a.m. by shooting up innocent people to make a claim at a supposed beef on some property that isn't even theirs to sell their product.

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • -1

    Alphaape

    "More than five dozen shell casings".... I suppose you're going to say this could have been done with a lamp shade so long as the people had intent.

    What about the cases where there have been mass stabbings and people dying? They didn't use a gun and still people are dead.

    Surely if it's better to make all guns illegal (and it is) it's better to make all mind-altering drugs illegal, too.

    But yet some states have made drugs like marijuana legal, citing that it will cut down on crime and bring in taxes. Still have not seen that happen.

    @smithinjapan: If I were to go crazy andgo on a killing spree, I would probably use the closest thing to me. Yes it could be a gun, or as we have seen on JT, an icepick, knife, or a car. So I don't buy your argunent. So we are to just not have guns, and people who do follow the laws will be at the whim of those who don't. If you want to live that way, then don't own a gun. I will chose not to, and if you feel uncomfortable coming into my house as a home owner, you don't have to come in if invited.

    why would I (or anyone) want to gain voting rights in a place crawling with (in your words) murderous individuals (who) don't give a flip about any law whatsoever?

    @ cleo: becuase right now on the southern US border, up to 50,000 kids have made the trek from Central America to the USA in hopes of getting amnesty, and a better lifestyle than in their own country. So whether you like the USA or not, many people still see it as a better place to live, and will go through any lengths just to get there, even with our gun laws the way they are.

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • 4

    Alphaape

    Police said the suspect told his friend prior to the attack that he wanted to see what it was like to kill someone, Fuji reported

    If he really wanted to see what it is like, he should immediately go to France and request to join the French Foreign Legion and get sent to a mission in Africa. He would get all of the rush that he wanted if he made it through.

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    Posted in: Youth attacks 70-year-old man with ice pick in Yokohama park

  • -3

    Alphaape

    and this person got hold of a weapon illegally, doesn't that show the gun laws are not working?

    @ cleo, so what do you want, no guns in America? So if I have never been convicted of a crime, and have taken classes in gun ownership, I am not allowed to have a gun because you "feel" we all would be better served because those who can't follow the laws have broken them?

    So I guess that means since the drugs laws are not working, and people can get illegal drugs in some stated, then all drugs should be legal according to your logic.

    Once again, the laws on the books were in place to stop the perps from getting guns. but, they still got them somehow. So I am going to say that if guns were illegal, then the shooter would still find a way to get a gun and shoot these people; just the same as hard drugs are illegal, and they still manage to find their way on the streets.

    I'm sure the people who got shot are glad the laws are in place to ensure that they got shot illegally.

    Tragically, as with these types of shootings in these areas, they probably knew their attackers, and it all stemmed from something that really would not warrant someone getting killed for. I follow these types of shootings from my hometown in the states, and yes they make the news when they happen, front page of "if it bleeds it leads" but within a few days after they hype and the case is solved, it comes down the victims knew their attackers, and it all stemmed from some supposed beef or drug deal gone bad. Not generalizing and trying to trivialize this, but in thie neighborhood, at 2 a.m. and knowing the statistics of the area, one could see that this is probably the case.

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Another milestone for the N RA. The US sensible gun control.

    Just to let you in on a secret before you go bashing the NRA and US gun control laws, the incident took place in "Liberty City." FYI, this is the "hig crime" or urban area of Miami that is not shown on the toursit brochures. If you remember a few years back, some German tourist got lost and wound up there and were car jacked and killed.

    I am going to say with 99% certainty, that the shooter in this case, would be a person who is not eligible to own a fire arm due to being a convicted felon, and the laws are in place to prevent this person from legally buying a gun. So the gun laws are working in this case. It's not the legal law abiding persons who are doing this type of shooting, but the felons who have broken previous laws and don't have the right to have a gun who are doing it.

    Before you jump into your talking points, make sure you know what you are talking about and are familiar with the surrounding area and what really went on. And by the way, as I mentioned earlier that it was in a high crime area, why is a 17 yr old girl out at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday morning? You have to be at least 21 to go to clubs.

    Posted in: 2 killed, multiple others wounded in Miami shooting

  • 2

    Alphaape

    @ genki/Flash: That would have been an excellent tactic! Let her give the microphone to the hecklers, and she may look bad to some for not standing up, but overall the general public would get to see the hecklers, and I am sure that some "heads would roll" when their identities and the political bosses were identified.

    As others have said, I doubt very highly that the perps are married or know how to interact with women outside of their own world.

    Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children

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    Alphaape

    Has there been any follow up on this story? Did they actually determine if he was indeed an American?

    Posted in: American man arrested over theft of car with children in back seat

  • 2

    Alphaape

    I find this type of behavior disgusting and troubling on so many levels. But what gets me is the ones who were doing it. If they are politicians they probably fit one of the two following categories:

    1. They may talk loud and tough being anonymous, but will cower when actually faced with another person whom they disagree with. I bet these are the types of people who are some of the drivers you see on the road. They drive willy-nilly behindthe wheel of a one ton car, but yet outside of it they are probably just timid little sheep.
    2. These same politicans are probably married, and if so they probably give the majority of their income to their wives and have no clue as to what goes on at home. I find it amazing that they would stand out against her issues, and yet go home and let their wives run their lives.
    3. Probably more closer to home, these guys are probably not married, and still live at home and can't do anything by themselves. No real prospects for any woman, just another "man-child" here in Japan.

    I am placing my money on my #3 in this case.

    Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children

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    Alphaape

    One thing I have not seen anyone mention is that when the Germans were kicked out of France, the loclas began to gather up the "collaborators" and giving the women public haircuts and shaved heads for having been known to be working with the Germans or trading in "pleasure" with them. My point is, that even though some military organizations may have had a system set up, there were many "locals" who made the most of the situation and set up their own services to provide comfort to the occuping forces. What people will do to survive they will do. Ifeel sorry for the women who may have had ot go through it, but on the other hand they did survive the ordeal.

    Posted in: Hashimoto says allied soldiers raped women after D-Day

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    Alphaape

    Demilitarization only possible if nations respect international law. Impose fines and ostracize those who won't play by the rules. An end to beating and killing vicious cycle.

    It will never happen. If so, then before nations loose armies, then the local police forces would be the first to go simply because nations are made of people, some who will do the right thing and some who will not. Just a matter of human nature.

    As others have pointed out, this guy refuses to accept the facts as they are. Did the Japanease military have comfort women, yes they did. I once erad a book about the Occupation of Japan and it was the J-gov at the time who urged the "pan-pan" girls to work in the brothels that serviced the GI's in order to "protect the honor of the Japanese women" and how these same pan-pan girls were looked down upon in public, but the J-gov needed them because they were a direct link to hte Black market and it's economy.

    The bottom line, Japan did have comfort women and sad to say it was a part of their war effort. Not a pretty picture but one thta occured, and Japan and others jus tneed to learn to deal with it.

    Posted in: Hashimoto says allied soldiers raped women after D-Day

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    Alphaape

    “After landing in Normandy, allied soldiers raped French women. ‘Comfort stations’ were built after things became too much,” he said in the speech, using a euphemism for brothels, according to the newspaper.

    Funny how he doesn't mention the rapes committed by the Red Army (USSR) as they moved westward into Europe and Germany. How women fled in hopes of reaching the US and British lines to at least not become victim to the Red Army. but I guess going after a country like Russia would be a bit too much for him to do.

    Posted in: Hashimoto says allied soldiers raped women after D-Day

  • 5

    Alphaape

    I would tell my kid don't just "trust" someone because they are supposedly in a position of trust. Keep your guard up, and try not to get yourself into a situation that may cause you strife. If they did do something to you, and tell you that if you tell me (parents) that something bad will happen to them, I would want them to tell me, and let them know I can take care of myself and me and the perp teacher/administrator will have a nice conversation on boundaries. Kids need to understand that there is no shame in reporting if a teacher is doing something wrong to you. Most of those who will gossip, are probably the ones who are afraid to do something to stop it.

    Posted in: What to tell children when teachers go astray

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Sen. John McCain, a Republican and a frequent White House critic, called on Thursday for Obama’s entire national security team to resign

    This is the same Sen McCain who said that we should support the rebels in Syria, who are on the same side as these guys who are taking over Iraq. Sen McCain should also resign along with some of the Obama cabinet.

    This whole scenario reminds me of when I was just a wee lad of 10, watchting the fall of Saigon. Same thing is taking place, this time I am more fully understanging what is going on. Both parties are to blame in this fiasco. The nerve of the Iraqi President now asking for air strikes when a few years ago he wanted all of the Americans out.

    And for those who will say we paid for oil in blood, we didn't get any oil from this guy only the contractors from Europe and China made out.

    Posted in: Obama considers U.S. options for beleaguered Iraq

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    Alphaape

    I find it interesting reading the comments from some who have actually been in the schools teaching and I am finding out that the parents have such control over what goes on in the schools. What I find equally facinating is that the governments response is that kids have the right to be in class, yet in Japan graduating from high school is not mandatory nor is it mandatroy that students actually attend classes. From what I understand, students can drop out by the time they reach high school. So if they don't have to graduate under Japan law, then why is it that teachers can't throw them out if they are disruptive? Again, Japan is the land of conflicting rules.

    Posted in: Osaka studies ways to deal with problem children in schools

  • 1

    Alphaape

    I thnk the perps should be shot and hung out in public as a deterrent. But what I really have an issue with in these cases is why do parents/elderly seem to think that they are responsible for paying for their child's mistakes? The man has a son, and by now he is an adult with his own job. If he makes a mistake and loses something that belongs to the company, then he and the company need to come to terms not fmaily members.

    If businesses are not insured for these kinds of losses, then shame on them. If only this attitude was shown by the public towards the elected officials. Let's make them call their relatives to bail them out after they lose the public's money. Oh wait they do, it's called raising taxes.

    Posted in: 87-year-old man swindled out of Y7 mil by bogus son

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