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  • -1

    Alphaape

    Or, maybe a vicious industry of weapon manufactures who own the government?

    One of the most popular guns glamorized in the so called "gangsta" videos is a Glock 9mm. This gun was designed and named after Mr. Glock who is an Austrian, and Austria is the primary producer of the gun. So much for him owning the US Government.

    You have to go all the way around the globe to find an example of mass killings with a knife, but you can go in any state in the US and find recent examples of mass killings with guns.

    So you prefer people to be massed killed by guns in the USA just to prove your point? I don't. The incidents of mass shootings even though they do make the news are not as common as one believes. However, if you were to study crime reports from various cities, you will see that people are killing each other with a vairety of weapons from knives to fists.

    Posted in: 16-year-old boy stabs 22 at Pennsylvania school

  • -9

    Alphaape

    Removing access to guns is clearly the only logical solution to create a civilized society. The idea that access to guns is a freedom is propaganda flowing through the mouths of the brainwashed.

    And if someone like a principal or security guard on the campus would have had a gun, maybe this nut job could have been stopped sooner. Also, you do remember what happened about a month ago in Yunan, China where a muslim seperatist group attacked innoncent people at a train station and killed 29 people just using knives, or a few days after that in Hunan, China where this time a dispute between vendors resulted in 6 people killed from a stabbing spree.

    No matter what the weapon, if people on intent on killing they will kill. Just because this happened in America and the perp didn't use a gun that normally fits the so called "profile" of the violence in America, no need to try to deflect that it is not about the weapon, but the lunatic intent on killing.

    Posted in: 16-year-old boy stabs 22 at Pennsylvania school

  • 2

    Alphaape

    For the past several years, the three most fashionably ideal body types in Japan have been “slim,” “slender” and “easily tossed about by a light spring breeze.”

    Once while gathering my luggage in Narita I noticed this concept. A group of young Japanese men were there gathering their luggage and it looked as if their heavy and large luggage pieces were too much for them to handle, they were actually acting like some "teenage girls." I compared that to a group of foriegn guys probably from theUSMC (I could tell by their haricuts) and the demeanor and how they carried themselves side by side with the Japanese guys, and one could see the difference. Oh well, it takes all types.

    Posted in: Heavy-set men set to become Japan’s most eligible bachelors

  • -1

    Alphaape

    Then they spend a tour of duty under fire, not knowing if they will live or die.

    I find it interesting that when you deploy to places like Afg or Iraq, everyone is armed. You carry your weapon with you all over the bases, when you eat, when you shop at the Exchange, office clerks, mail orderlies, even when you go to Chapel services you go with your weapon on you and rounds nearby.

    Yet when you fly back to the States from deployment, your weapon is taken away from you, and you are deemed not capable of being able to carry your weapon around. There haven't been mass cases of shootings going on overseas at the bases where everyone has weapons. There was a case, but the guy had turned into a so called "jihadist" and wanted to pay back America for its wars.

    Just saying.

    Posted in: Signs of argument before Fort Hood shooting: commander

  • -2

    Alphaape

    People want to blame all the military instead of the actual person, well lets look at the shooter some. He was a 15 year vet, and only was an E4 (Specialist). FOr those who don't know, if you have been in the miltary for 15 years and only at the E4 level, then that person has a lot more issues that are in play than supposed PTSD. Also, as the wars draw down and Army begins to downsize and cut back, it would be persons like the shooter who would be the first to go. Reviewing what records there are of him on the net, yes he was in Iraq, but he didn't see any combat. Listening to a radio show host in the states who has served, and is a disabled Vet from IED's, he surmised that this guy was out trying to "fake" a claim to get a rating for a VA pension since he wasn't going to get one from the Army.

    Whatever the case, it is a tragic event, this had nothing to do with the US Global war on terroism or any of the other poster comments on the US Foreign Policy. It was just another case of a nut job, who was on some mental medication going off.

    Posted in: Signs of argument before Fort Hood shooting: commander

  • 3

    Alphaape

    ashley madison is the biggest scam around. my friend tried it and all the winks and messages stopped after he bought credits. just check out the reviews on the web.

    It is a scam but I guess it just shows that the owner knows his human nature well. The only good thing about it aer the commercials. If you have not had the chance, take a look on You Tube for some of their commericals, they are pretty funny. A few years back there was a big controversy in the States on these commercials being shown during hte Superbowl. But, as the saying goes "A fool and his money are soon parted" and if guys want to pay for this, then they are the ones who loose.

    Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan

  • 3

    Alphaape

    Too bad the men won't put that money and energy into their married relationship. But, go ahead, knock yourselves out. What could go wrong?

    @ Patricia: You are missing the point, men are spending because women are there for free. If only a few women signed up and were willing to do this, then the web site would fail. But, as the article states, it is a success not so much because the men are paying, but because women are signing up and making themselves available. To borrow a phrase from a movie: "If you build it, they will come." In other words, if the women are allowed to sign up and meet for free, then the men will sign up and look.

    Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan

  • 1

    Alphaape

    Thankfully, the US Speaker of the House has firmly stated his concern that anyone with mental illness should not have access to weapons.

    The weapon the person had was his personal firearm, In his current position, unless he was on a securitydetail he would not have access to any military weapons.

    Before the anti-gun crowd jumps all over this, I think the bigger question that needs to be asked is what are the affects of all these drugs like Ambien and others that are prescribed for mental issues being given when there is a long list of cases of where people using these drugs have done bad things. From people like the former Congressman from RI (A Kennedy) who drove to DC in the middle of the night to go "vote" on legislature while he had been taking one of these types of drugs to the other shooting cases where we see the shooter had been on some type of psychotropic drug, that really needs to be looked at.

    They tell us in the military that seeking counseling for mental health issues is not a career ender. I hope that in the wake of this reactionary measures are not enacted that are going to make people who may have mental issues not come forward.

    Posted in: Signs of argument before Fort Hood shooting: commander

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Union exemptions? That's an extremely complicated issue that Republicans have dumbed down to an extreme level, even to the point of contradiction (They were bought off! Oh, wait, they hate it so it's bad!). It's the same as when a Republican asks why the government is exempt. Read about it sometime and actually see what happened.

    @ SuperLib: I learned something today listening to a podcast of a radio show from KABC. The show host (who leans on the conservative side) let those who didn't know in on something. It seems that in LA and NYC, there is a private hospital system for those in the Screen Actors Guild/Motion Picuture union (SAG/AFTRA), there are private hospitals that will only see those people who are in the SAG/AFTRA union. It is a private system, and guess what, the union doesn't have to comply with ACA provisions. I guess the celeberties who were out touting the ACA themselves don't have to worry about it since they have their private hospital system and no need to worry about it.

    So much for it being so great for the people yet certain groups get to get exemptions and not worry about it.

    Posted in: Obama cheers 7 mil health care sign-ups

  • 1

    Alphaape

    Get sick, poor, die.

    Not true. The poor have health care in America. Even if you are poor here in Japan, you just can't walk into any hospital and get help. You can in America as well as the Medicaid programs for the poor and other social programs. The problem with America is that these programs are not run very well and there needed to be some change, but not this heavy handed approach.

    Also, if we have no medical help for the poor, then why do so many from Third World countries come to America to seek medical help?

    The GOP has put for some ideas, one would be to limit tort reform so people can't sue for millions for medicla malpractice. But that is not getting any traction. Also, if it is so great, then why do so many unions have exemptions?

    Posted in: Obama cheers 7 mil health care sign-ups

  • 0

    Alphaape

    I saw a group of similarly dressed young men on Yokosuka base a few days ago. I guess they were getting an orientation. It seemed intersting that so many young men and women will work for the Defense bureau, but not that many are in the uniformed services. I guess their uniform is the blue suit and not the camoflauge uniforms.

    Posted in: First day on the job

  • 1

    Alphaape

    Read an article in Stars & Stripes about this, and the affect on a US worker in Japan in the $50K salaray range would see an increase in about $600 per year in extra taxes. A few yen here and there may not sound like much, but overally, that amount goes a long way in buying a plane ticket back to the states or whatever else you want to buy.

    I just want to see what will happen with the increased tax revenue that is going in. Will there be new bridges to no where being built again?

    Posted in: Price hike

  • 1

    Alphaape

    “that I refused to get married, simply because I knew my marriage would give her pleasure.”

    Sad to see that this "Ms. C" had such an ordeal, but just by her attitude, her mother still won and had the last word. If anything, "Ms. C" would have learned what not to do if she became a mother and probably would have been able to do it a bit better. The fact that she was able to motivate herself to own her own company shows that she may have had some sense in her head. But, she only has to blame herself for the rest of her life simply because she let her mom run her life, even when she was distancing herself from her.

    Tragic all around, but if she still carried that grudge all of those years, it's probably best that she never started a family of her own. Just another future "old lady" that will be on the trains pushing you aside to get the seat.

    Posted in: 30% of women in 40s suffer from 'mother loss syndrome'

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Isn't this the same thing as AU Glbal passport?

    Posted in: Docomo to offer LTE roaming for customers traveling outside Japan

  • 3

    Alphaape

    I saw a special on "global warming" and the melting of the snow in Greenland. You know what they are finding as the glaciers retreat, old farms. So at some point in time, long before the rise of industrialized China, India, and other 3rd world nations that are mass producing the products that we use daily, the climate changed and some farmers in Greenland lost their homes due to glaciers moving in.

    Now I do believe that we should be more careful of the environment, and try as much as we can to cut down pollution and stop cutting down the rainforests and save as many animals as we can, but I don't think that buying a certain type of light bulb (that by the way gives off mecury vapors) and making people pay a "tax" is the key.

    Posted in: Scientists meet in Japan to discuss climate change

  • 5

    Alphaape

    Shame on the government, but then that is norm from what I have seen in Japan. Never show the bad side, yet they will flock to a movie that shows the gritty side of a place like NYC or some other urban or poor area in another country. Time for some in this country to wake up and face facts and not just bury their heads in the sand but try to do something to solve them.

    He gambled away his monthly welfare money of 70,000 yen. “Now I’m doomed.”

    On the other hand, not trying to kick someone when they are down, but a lot of this guys problems stem from his own actions. I understand that he may have lost a lot from the earthquake, but still he is the cause of his being without money, gambling it all away. I am sure he goes through a monthly cycle of getting welfare, and blowing it all on gambling. As I said earlier, Japan needs to not be ashmed to put this types of issues in the public light, and not just "wish" that they would go away or don't exist.

    Posted in: Japan's biggest slum not on maps or in film festival

  • -1

    Alphaape

    If the USA really wanted to play rough, instead of barrnig these diplomats, what they should do is when flights arrive from Russia with pregnant women who are 8 or 9 months along, just kindly put them on the next return flight back to Russia. That's because those who can afford to in Russia, have their pregnant women fly to America to give birht sense the child is automatically a US citizen, giving them an easy way to come to America to live.

    Put that sanction into place, and a lot more of Putin supporters who have money would be more affected, and that would be a much bigger impact.

    Also, stop the delays in the Keystone pipeline and start more exports of natural gas. Yes that will take a long time to take affect, but the fact that the USA will be a direct competitor to Russia in gas production would do more harm to their economy than just barring a few diplomats. But alas, the US will not do this.

    Posted in: U.S., European sanctions target Putin's inner circle

  • 6

    Alphaape

    apparently racist banner reading “Japanese only” appeared at a weekend match.

    Hate to say it, but you can see these types of signs at many of the local drinking places in Yokosuka, Roppongi, or other entertainment areas. They don't allow foreigners in at all, even when the supposed "staff" may be foreign themselves.

    I know sports and drinking bars are different, but the bottom line feelings of excluding foreigners is the same whether it is at a sporting event or a drinking establishment. Some may say that the drinking establishment is a private business, and they should be able to do what they want, and I agree, but also the soccer club and stadium are private businesses also. They only let you in if you pay, same as a bar, so why is this such a big issue? The reason, it is in broad daylight for the world to see and not being done in seedy locations at night where it can be "unseen" by the public.

    Japan is a land of contradictions.

    Posted in: 'Japanese only' banner scandal hits J-League

  • 1

    Alphaape

    Sounds to me that some men have the same fantasy as women on what their ideal opposite would be. How many times have we seen articles along this line with the list of what women want in a man. Each person has a list of likes and dislikes.

    Posted in: Magazine’s checklist for ideal girl has whopping 23 points

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Why do you think these types of pushes haven't have as much success as they should have?

    @ SuperLib: I think because it doesn't fit the "narrative" that the media likes us to believe. When you constantly like to say in the media that morality is subjective, and don't want to say one groups activities is wrong because that is not being "fair" and yet the statistics can prove your point wrong doesn't look good for the media. A lot of these tyeps of people, both liberal and conservative, don't like to be wrong. This issue was brought up back in the 60's when Moinyham (sp ??) and others talked about out of wedlock birth and rising poverty rates.

    Also, we have seen in cases of the "Tiger Mom" and her comments on the work ethic of different minority groups and how this can be perceived as racist adds to the reason why this stuff is not talked about in the media.

    However, as I havd stated, I am a Black man and I have heard of many fraternal organizations who have programs to reach out to youths to help stop this problem. Also, many Black churches have been on the forefront on this issue. But, it seems the media only shows them when they are fighting issues like discrimination, but when the churches come out against gay marriage, and anti-abortion they seem to look the other way (in the case of minority churhes, white religious groups get the news because they are painted as being "intolerant" and un-Christian.

    A lot of dynamics to this probem, and I hope this program helps.

    Posted in: Plight of minority youths in U.S. an 'outrage': Obama

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