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    Alphaape

    Moreover, the Republican party must be destroyed.

    So because they may have a different opinion of how things should go, they must be eliminated. Imagine if a GOP supporter said that, you would be up in arms and falling on the fainting couch with the vapors.

    Clinton holds a commanding lead over Sanders with the black vote.

    There have been numerous polls that show Blacks and Hispanics would vote for Trump in numbers that Romney couldn't get. Don't believe the media hype. Many (notice I said not all) Blacks feel that the Dems and Hillary have done them wrong too many times, and don't want to vote for her.

    Posted in: Facing primary fight from Sanders, Clinton embraces Obama

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    Alphaape

    A Japanese lawmaker Thursday said wartime sex slaves forced to work for Japan’s Imperial Army were “professional prostitutes”,

    There was a book called "America's Geisha Ally" about post war Japan and the American occupation. In the book it describes how the post war Japanese government went looking for women to be the "pan pan" girls to service the occupation troops in the various locations around the bases in order to protect as they called it the "sanctity" of the rest of the Japanese female population. What was unique about this was that the Japanese government was serving up their own women to serve as "comfort women" to occupying GIs, and part of the society looking down on these women, yet along with the other Black market activities the post war economy needed the hard currency that these women were bringing into the devastated economy.

    Korea is no better. They set up a "camp town" system also outside of the bases set up there after WW2 and the Korean war and they looked down on these women, and still do to this day, but at the time needed the hard currency that they were brining into the economy.

    Forcing women to do this type of work in occupied lands is one thing and is wrong, but the IJA was a part of the government at the time, and if they were forcing women to do so, they are guilty of forcing women. I just think it is very hypocritical that both governments are blaming each other on this issue, but they don't want to look at their own history and see how they have treated these women. I guess the difference is as long as the tax man is being paid, it's not a comfort woman issue.

    Posted in: LDP lawmaker says 'comfort women' were prostitutes

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    Alphaape

    A 37 year old dating a 19 year old is illegal where I come from

    That may be the case where you are from, but in Japan the laws are different, and as they say "When in Rome, Do as the Romans" or in other words, it may be legal in your home country, but if you are in Japan, then their rules apply to you and in this case, a 19 year old is considered a minor. Now the age of consent may be a different issue, and I am not sure what that age is for Japan. So technically she may be a minor by law, the sex consent laws may say something different.

    Posted in: Teacher arrested over revenge porn case involving ex-girlfriend

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    Alphaape

    From other sources, only 1 had mechanical issues, and the other was trying to assist. One ran aground. Having been in the Persian Gulf more than enough times, you see small boats break down all the time, and when they happen to be Iranian dhows, the Navy normally sticks around or puts them on the ship, and gets close enough to Iranian waters until a patrol boat of their own comes out and picks them up, and everyone goes their own ways.

    But again, with the ROE (Rules of Engagement) as they are, the best story to say is that they had mechanical difficulties. It would not be in anyone's best interest to say that they were forced to surrender.

    Posted in: Pentagon: 2 U.S. Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

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    Alphaape

    I have been passed on the Japanese expressways while I will admit I was speeding but the cars passing me must have been doing at least 120 km. I have also had them come up behind me suddenly and flash their lights and when I can't get over to the other lane, they will continue to follow too close for comfort.

    A lot of drivers I have seen in Japan really need to retake their driving lessons again. Sad to see this terrible accident happen.

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    Alphaape

    Thoughts about Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson?

    Just curious why they ask specifically about Dr. Carson. Because he is Black? I found that when I was in Japan, the Japanese I knew assumed that I was a full Obama supporter because of my race, and when I explained to them we don't all think the same way and have a different opinion they couldn't believe it.

    Posted in: Interview with author, columnist, lecturer Baye McNeil

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    Alphaape

    One of the store clerks never says thank you to me after making a purchase. He just hands me the change then walks away.

    Who cares if they don't say thank you. I go there for a business transaction, I want items and pay for them, and he registers them. Would it be nice if they greeted me nicely sometimes, sure. but do I need them to do it, not really. Most of the time, I have other things on my mind and not too worried about not getting greeted by a clerk doing their job.

    Posted in: Kagoshima man beats up, insults convenience store clerk for not smiling enough

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    Alphaape

    I heard one US talk show say that this was probably known by the Chinese, and they needed NK to do this since their stocks have been sliding lately, and to counter the US claims that they are manipulating their currency to keep themselves afloat. Since pretty much China supplies them with the majority of their needs, it would be pretty easy for them to assist in them getting this technology, and they could easily hold back. The US will go to China for them to control NK, and China will say, not until you stop accusing us of manipulating our currency, and to be quiet about those man made islands in the Spratly Islands. If the current administration wants to be seen as winning on this diplomatic front, you will see a decrease in the US accusations against China on those and other topics, and NK will then say they have stopped their program.

    Whatever the case, the US, SK, and Japan are being played by China and NK. But the ones who are suffering are the starving people of NK.

    Posted in: SDF planes deployed to collect radioactive material after N Korean blast

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    Alphaape

    Yoshikawa would not go into detail on what kinds of punitive measures Japan would like to see, saying that must be discussed among the council’s 15 members.

    Japan will do nothing, since it can't. Just because a country willing broke a treaty, which it didn't sign Japan will not be able to do anything but make loud protests. If they really wanted to hit them, Japan should seize all of the Pachinko parlors that can be traced back to NK ownership and close them or give them to Japanese owners. That's where they get their money from so Japan should come down hard on those establishments, as well as sending the few officials from NK in Japan out back to NK.

    Let them worry about feeding their own since obviously they have the know-how to build an H-bomb, next try to solve their hunger issues on their own.

    Posted in: SDF planes deployed to collect radioactive material after N Korean blast

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    Alphaape

    Where these guys some type of loan sharks trying to extract the money back? Well they certainly will not get any now that he is dead. Some of their associates will probably try to hit up his next of kin if he had any insurance on him to get their money back.

    These 3 should do hard time. That was pure torture done to the kid, as well as doing business with a minor. I wonder if any of them had worked with the kid and knew him and took advantage of his youthfulness.

    Posted in: 4 men arrested over drowning of 17-year-old youth

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    Alphaape

    Before everyone falls on the fainting couch clutching their pearls remember that AQ and ISIS were causing mayhem long before 2015 when Trump decided to run. Some of you all thought that since Obama made his first speech abroad as president in Cairo, that this would smooth the messed up policies of GW and paved the way for peace in that region. Well how has that worked out so far.

    The fact that an organization who swore the destruction long before Trump announced his candidacy based on their religious beliefs are using sound bites to try to garner recruits should at least tell you that they don't fear a Hillary presidency since she help these groups grow with her inadequacy in doing her job as Sec State. They don't want a person like him frankly because he will not kow-tow to them and try to offer "concessions" to them when their stated goal is the destruction of the West.

    If anything, Hillary should keep quiet, since they aren't using her in any videos may reflect to the voters not to trust her since they don't view her as a threat. Take a look at the past few years at the numbers of Somalis from America who have been radicalized and have tried to or joined AQ. Better yet, go to Minneapolis, MN and see for yourself at what's going on.

    Also, who cares what our enemies think. If we have someone in office now who is more sympathetic to them and they still chose to kill and terrorize, then why should we be bothered of what they think. Once those Somali AQ gang can feed their country without resorting to piracy and kidnapping then maybe I would give a darn, but they can't do a simple thing like feeding their own so why should I worry what they think. The more who gather together to train in one location, simply make better clear and defined targets.

    Posted in: Somali extremists use Donald Trump clip to recruit followers

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    Alphaape

    I never understood how people complain of being lonely in Japan, and then we will see a poll later that couples spend less time doing things together in long term relationships.

    I wonder if the workers in the restaurant have families or someone outside of work. If so, then they should understand that work is work. If you don't like to see people together on certain dates, then maybe you either need to find someone for yourself, or get a different job.

    Posted in: Restaurant tells couples to stay away on Christmas Eve so staff won’t feel lonely

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    Alphaape

    or claimed that all Canadians are rapists, or that Evangalists from Colorodo Springs danced with joy when a Planned Parenthood was attacked and you may have a point.

    Trump has not claimed that all Mexicans are rapists. But what he did say that some who come into the country illegally commit crimes. If you don't believe him or me, just look up the US prison statistics and see how many prisoners in the US system are from foreign countries, many of them in the US illegally committing crimes.

    As far as comparing Evangelicals dancing in the streets in the wake of the CO springs shooting, I don't know of any that did, but I do recall a few nationwide broadcasters (MSNBC, CNN) who kept pointing out the fact that in the first early moments of the breaking news of the San Bernardino attacks, they kept emphasizing that the locale was not far from a Planned Parenthood location and with the mass shooting were trying to get the "jump" on what they thought would be one of those types of events, only to be sadly mistaken.

    Nope, just pointing out that you are mistaken if you think Europe hasn't been around a whole lot longer than Islam.

    @ cleo: again, I never said that Europe hasn't been around long. But the Europe that ISIS is so incensed about (outside the fact that they are non-believers) in regards to others saying they are too much into the business of ME politics, outside of the crusades, is a modern phenomenon. As I pointed out, they had colonies and territories as all parts of their so called "empires" more so than the US ever did. As I also pointed out, if ISIS is going to be frustrated with any European country in regards to their beliefs that they "held them back" again I say that they should hold that grudge against Turkey, since those lands that they are trying to reclaim were part of the Ottoman Empire, and their fellow Turkish Muslims held the Arabs back for a lot longer than America or France.

    Posted in: Trump calls Clinton 'liar' over Islamic State recruiting claim

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    Alphaape

    Dunno what you understand by 'Europe as we know it', but in the Europe I know, Greece for example was developing democracy some 2500 years ago; Homer was composing some 3,000 years ago; there are extant paintings from over 3,000 years ago and sculptures from over 3500 years ago.

    @ cleo: Ok I see that you can't argue with my points I presented, so now you are trying to switch tactics by bringing up stuff not germane to the issue. Yes Greece was developed and civilized long ago. No argument there. But the Europe that I am talking about is the more "modern Europe" you know the one where countries like Great Britain, France, Belgium and to a lesser extent Germany had colonies all in the Middle East and after WWI really began to delve deeper into the areas politics because of the oil that was discovered.

    By your logic, ISIS should not really be mad at the USA, but Europe and Turkey, since it was the Ottomans who ruled the Middle East up until the end of WWI who held sway over places like Mesopotamia (now Iraq, Syria and other nations that were carved out after WWI). No where during all of the Ottoman rule, or immediately after WWI was there major US involvement in the Middle East. Since you are so well versed on European history, it was BP (British Petroleum) and Royal Dutch Shell who were the real big oil companies in the area. America had it's own oil supply, and really didn't get dependent on Middle East oil until much later.

    With that, you still haven't shown me where if Trump says anything that will be a recruiting tool for ISIS. Look at Libya now. ISIS has taken over the eastern part of the country. Remember, Libya was ruled by Khadafy, who was not a friend of the USA by any means, and they have taken over and looted and beheaded left and right. I will say this, yes in Libya the US did interfere, but that was Hillary and Obama, who tried to do their "nation building" and it failed. Funny how at the last Dem debate, when asked the question does she (Hillary) and the US have to accept any blame for the failed state that is Libya now, she dodged the question and tried her best attempt to "smoke and mirror" her way out of it.

    Again cleo, if you are happy being told what to wear and what to do as the ISIS want to see things done, then keep on supporting them.

    Posted in: Trump calls Clinton 'liar' over Islamic State recruiting claim

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    Alphaape

    What 'belief that is over 2,000 years old', older than Europe?

    Ok, I was off around a few hundred years. I accept that. But the bottom line is, this rift in Islam has been going on a lot longer than there has been a USA or a Europe as we know it with expansion into the Middle East.

    These are the wise sophisticates of the GOP Shia-Tea. Dunce ignorance calling everyone else a liar. Trump has good company here.

    So tell me kcjapan, how is it that ISIS can throw gays off buildings, force other non-believers into sex slaves and behead other Muslims who don't have any real love for the USA or the west is all the USA's, Trump, and the tea partys fault. Since I am a one of those "dunces" you say, please enlighten me on how ISIS is only fighting for what is theirs.

    Posted in: Trump calls Clinton 'liar' over Islamic State recruiting claim

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    Alphaape

    Many Japanese friends abhor kimigayo and want an anthem that isn't from WWII. Forcing people not of their own accord to stand for an anthem does nothing for pride in one's country

    If enough people feel that way, then why don't they put in a petition to change it? It takes a grass roots effort to get it started, if as everyone seems to say they don't like it.

    What I find amusing in all of this is wait until 2020 when the Olympics are in Tokyo, and in whatever sport it will be, if the competition for the gold comes down to Japan, China or Korea and Japan wins, you will see those very same who are against the anthem, stand in pride as their athlete is awarded the gold and the anthem is played. It takes a lot more than just rooting for a team every four years to develop national pride.

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    Alphaape

    I don't get why people can't show pride in their country. These same people who are against this are probably some of the same ones who like to tout how proud and advanced Japan is for their Article 9 of their constitution of no war and yet aren't willing to show how much they believe in their country by showing some level of respect.

    I could see their point if they had to renounce every other nation in the world and the pledge or anthem stated that theirs was the only way and the world must follow, then I could see the "facist" side of it creep up, but the song is about the Emperor and the nation. If you don't like it, then start a campaign to select a new one.

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    Alphaape

    Well, he actually does help them proving there is a religion war...

    No he doesn't. People fail to understand that ISIS is fighting based on a belief that is over 2,000 years old founded on the Sunni/Shia rift in Islam. Long before there was a Europe as we know or an America, these divisions have been fighting amongst themselves in Islam.

    Dictators like Saddam, though reviled as he was, kept this and other groups like them in check. They don't need to have a bad guy like Trump making any noise to still have hatred for the USA and non-believers. Just look at the Paris attacks. France has a far more liberal immigration policy for Muslims to enter and look what they did. Those attacks had nothing to do with Trump or his proposed plans to ban Muslims who are not US citizens from entering into the USA.

    They (ISIS) see it as a religious war. Look at how they are treating the non-Muslims in the areas that they capture, as well as look at how they treat the other Muslims who don't hold their interpretations of Islam. To say that they are not about religion is to show that you have no understanding of what they are about, and you (along with the US government and media) are keeping their heads in the sand on what their true intentions are.

    Posted in: Trump calls Clinton 'liar' over Islamic State recruiting claim

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    Alphaape

    Since the woman was old, doesn't her government pension cover the costs of an electric wheel chair, so that the son wouldn't have to pay for it?

    Posted in: 52-year-old man arrested over death of 82-year-old mother

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    Alphaape

    If a Japanese guy can't come up and get a date in Japan, then they must really have some serious social issues. I have seen more than my share of women who are just waiting for a man to come up and talk to them without the expectation that we often read about here in JT with the outlandish requirements to be wined and dined at the finest places, but just want someone to make the first move, and these 20 guys can't do that.

    I bet that they don't even know what the real meaning of Christmas is all about. I suggest that they get a copy of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" sit at home and watch it.

    Posted in: Angry single men stage anti-Christmas rally in Tokyo

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