Alphaape's past comments

  • 1

    Alphaape

    I actually wish they would not riot at all

    @ Tokyo-Engr: I wish that they wouldn't riot also. It really is a shame. But I think the "powers" behind the rioters are getting a little smarter. Notice they are not in the "Black areas" doing the rioting, but have moved to downtown areas and are affecting big businesses. They should keep this in mind, once you do that, you will get the full wrath of the government down on you since they are stopping commerce from happening statewide. That's not going to fly too well. Also, some of those organizers are professionals, going from state to state causing these types of ruckus'. That is against the law in the US, going across state lines to incite a riot is a Federal offense.

    Posted in: 2nd night of violent protests over Charlotte police shooting

  • 3

    Alphaape

    A black cop shoots a black man and again black protesters are attacking and beating whites.

    Also, the police chief of Charlotte is Black too. I wish that they would riot more when there are cases of Black on Black crime shootings not involving the police. Yet, if the police do the shooting suddenly there is rage.

    Posted in: 2nd night of violent protests over Charlotte police shooting

  • -1

    Alphaape

    If perhaps she does or is allowed to leave, goes back to the US, heaven forbid gets convicted of something, will she be extradited back to Japan to go to jail? Something tells me that is highly doubtful.

    The Japanese court system doesn't apply in the US, so if she was on probation there I doubt if she did something in Japan they would send her back to Japan. However, she will not be able to reenter Japan since one of the questions they ask when coming to Japan is if you have been convicted of a crime in Japan.

    Posted in: U.S. Navy sailor in Okinawa gets suspended sentence for drunken driving

  • -3

    Alphaape

    declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps groups like ISIS recruit new fighters.

    ISIS was doing a pretty good job at getting recruits well before Trump decided to enter the Presidential race. To say that they are motivated to join this group because of his supposed beliefs in radical Islam it to put you hole in the sand and not realize that this group is based on an ideology that goes back centuries. They want to spread their brand of Islam, and will kill us Infidels as well as other Muslims who don't submit to their interpretations. They will get their recruits with or without Trump.

    Posted in: Clinton says Trump gives 'aid, comfort' to ISIS recruiters

  • 9

    Alphaape

    She will still go to Captain's Mast in the Navy and will wind up with a reduction in rank, probably another 30 days restriction and 30 days fine from her pay. Depending on how long she has been in the Navy, a reduction in rank may mean that she has hit the High Year Tenure (HYT) for being an E4, and they could force her out. She will also get Administratively removed from Japan to orders back to the States, and it will flag her record if she is able to stay in the Navy.

    So it may be a suspended sentence under Japanese law, but she is still going to pay for it with the Navy.

    Posted in: U.S. Navy sailor in Okinawa gets suspended sentence for drunken driving

  • -3

    Alphaape

    Sadly though it is true. How many times have we read here on JT about Japanese tourists getting seriously hurt or killed by going into the wrong areas of a location and becoming victims of crimes, or how often do we read that the average Japanese tourist isn't necessarily aware of the world around them and thus they venture into areas where they wind up getting hurt, but could have prevented it by avoiding those areas and being more aware of their surroundings.

    The only point of contention I would have with the article is that they probably should have included the areas where poor whites and other Eastern European immigrants live. By sticking with the established tourist areas, travelers will probably be safer. But then again, look at a city like San Francisco where even in the tourist areas, the beggars and street people have taken over, and we see cases where tourists are robbed and killed at an alarming rate than before.

    Posted in: Air China removes magazine with offensive article about London

  • 14

    Alphaape

    “What’s the point of holding a pageant like this now? Zero national characteristics,” grumbled one Twitter user,

    I wonder if this user is one of those same people who will be on the side of the teachers who refuse to stand for the National Anthem or decry any other attempts to show Japanese National pride. It seems that some in Japan will say one thing, but then when something comes out a bit different, they get all up in arms.

    Good job to her and I hope that she does well.

    Posted in: Half-Indian elephant trainer crowned Miss Japan

  • 1

    Alphaape

    When has a US politician actually laid out a plan as detailed as this? All we have gotten in the past 16 years is a bunch of "smoke and mirrors" of doing one thing, and then not having it being done. The plan is laid out. First ones out, are the criminals behind bars who are in the USA illegally. Return them to their own country. How many times on JT do we hear "Get the American military out of Japan" or "The military should abide by Japanese laws" etc. etc. Same principal. They have been found guilty of a crime, and why should the USA bear the burden of their incarceration? If the country that they come from doesn't want them back (13,000 cases so far) then simple, reduce the numbers of visas from that country. They will soon get the message.

    Trump is not proposing any real new laws. The laws he is going to enforce are already on the books. When I had to get my wife's Green card, one of the forms I had to sign along with showing proof of an income and tax returns for the three previous years was a form stating that I would not bring her to America, and then put her on public assistance and that I had the resources to take care of her. Yet, I should have just let her come to the USA and overstay her visa and she would actually be able to get more in terms of public assistance than those who come in legally.

    Enforcing the laws on the books, enacted by others doesn't make Trump a racist.

    Posted in: Trump vows to remove millions living in country illegally

  • 6

    Alphaape

    I hope she wins, and others come forward about this creep.

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  • 13

    Alphaape

    A grown man should have enough sense to not operate a car and play a video game at the same time. I love to play Solitaire on my phone, yet I have enough sense to know not to do it when driving.

    Posted in: Driver, playing Pokemon Go, hits and kills pedestrian, injures another

  • 0

    Alphaape

    He was on his soap box deriding GW Bush for not going to NO quickly after Katrina; but now, a natural disaster to hit an American city had zero effect on cutting short his vacation; choosing instead to hang out with his celebrity friends and play golf in Martha's Vineyard.

    This was the second disaster to hit the state of LA since he has been in office. Remember the BP oil spill? People complained about his lack of an immediate response after that, but he was very quick on the whole we need to get off oil and go "green."

    Look, I get that his going there is not going to fix anything, any President going there will not do much of anything. But him taking an active interest sets the tone. The first responders and other emergency personnel as well as those affected will do what they have to do to survive and bounce back. Any visits by elected leaders are at best photo ops, and designed to let the people know that we support them and will do what is right by them to make sure that they can recover. I am not talking about just giving a "participation award" as some would say that we have gone to these days where everyone is a winner, but inspiring people to give a little extra and to let them know that we are all in the situation.

    Posted in: Obama vows support for flood-hit Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

  • -3

    Alphaape

    I find it interesting that back in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy damaged parts of NJ, the President went while things were still in the recovery phase, and the governor of the state (Chris Christie) was blasted by the conservative media for cozying up to Obama and giving him a hug and shaking his hand, basically making Romney look bad for not showing up.

    4 years later, we have a similar situation. A Dem. Gov. of a state didn't want to meet with Trump when he arrived, and in fairness he did ask Obama not to come right away, but had that been the case if a Rep. was President he would be singing a different song.

    I didn't care back in 2012 about Obama and Christie giving each other a shake and a hug on the tarmac because like it or not, he was the President of all the USA, not just the Dems and he had an obligation to at least try to show some compassion. Romney lost that election well before the hurricane had hit.

    Now, Obama doesn't seem to want to show up for some reason. Maybe because the hardest hit areas were not all Black populations like New Orleans after Katrina or that the state may lean GOP in the upcoming election. In any event, shows poor leadership. Same for the Gov. of the state, he should want to big named people to show up, if for anything to keep the story in the news cycle and maybe get a few more people to donate. Yet we have partisan politics standing in the way.

    Posted in: Obama vows support for flood-hit Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

  • 3

    Alphaape

    95,000 yen a month on a 3.5 million salary for a bachelor is not bad at all. I'll be paying 130,000 yen a month for my new house after a 5 million yen down payment.

    I was paying at least that much for a rental house in Yokosuka (non SOFA contract). But what will take a toll will be the utilities costs and taxes. How much of that 3.5 million yen does he actually take home after taxes? That is what I have seen drive people into financial issues in Japan (among other issues).

    Posted in: Low-income over-40s: How it happens and how they live with it

  • 3

    Alphaape

    What sets Islam apart from every other major religion is that it cannot accept secular, democratic, man-made law should be supreme over the direct and final word of Allah as revealed in the Quran. This is fundamental to Islam. There is no possibility of separating of religious and secular authority in Islam.

    A quick lesson in religion and fast food chicken. In the USA there is a fast food chicken chain named Church's Chicken. Though the name is Church's, it has no religious affiliation at all, just a name.

    This chain is also international, and they have franchises in the Far East. Let's look at two countries that are close and have them. Singapore and Malaysia. In Singapore, the name is exactly as it in the USA, and the menu is the same also. However, just across the Straits, the same franchise is named 'Texas Chicken" and has the same menu. The only difference is in the name, since to some it would connote a religious (church) name. Singapore is a multicultural country with many different religions living together, and Malaysia is predominantly Muslim, even though more secular than some ME countries, they still have a hard time with naming something like a chicken restaurant with a name that some may find offensive.

    For those refuges going into Germany, I would say Merkel would be correct if they came from a place like Singapore, where the people there have managed to somehow get along with others of different religions and are tolerant of others. But, as we have seen they aren't. They are fleeing their countries, and once established, want to live by the same rules as they did in their old country, and not try to assimilate into the local culture.

    Sure, a business is out to make money, and a Western fast food chain is able to go into a market, change the name, and sell mostly the same food as they do in the non-Muslim world. That doesn't make them any less a capitalist organization or against their owners religion, whatever it may be even though their name has nothing to do with any particular religion. Yet, somehow out of a million or so refugees, they can't accept the fact that in Germany, women don't have to wear veils or can dress and go as they please.

    Not all religions are equal. Note I didn't say that one is better than the other but that they are not all equal. Some may be more tolerant to opposing views than others. Merkel (and other leaders) need to be aware of this, and let this guide their policy decisions. Not saying to discriminate, nor force others to change their religions, but they need to be aware, people may not change their religious views just because they relocate. And you bring masses of those types in, you will have problems. If a chicken restaurant can change a name to sell a product to sell in a Muslim nation, then maybe they can change some of their outlook at others and live in a nation that is not Muslim vice trying to make them change.

    Posted in: Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

  • 0

    Alphaape

    Same as the Trump supporters - they are ready to burn down their country by electing Trump, due to their frustrations.

    electing Trump is not going to burn the country down. In the past, there was a vibrant Black Blue Collar area in Milwaukee where these events are taking place. There were manufacturing jobs and other industries where people could work, and make a decent wage, and of course you had crime, but overall it was a lot less. Then, the jobs started to leave. Under the guise of trade agreements and globalization, jobs moved out. If Trump wants to make a message to the people in the Town Hall meeting tonight from the area, he should first start naming names of companies that pulled out of the area, who left the area without jobs for people. Then, he should start naming the parties (Dem and Rep) hacks who made this happen, and simply explain if given the chance, he would try to bring back those jobs to areas like this one and not just sell the people out.

    People are frustrated because these so called elected officials are getting rich off selling off the American industrial base. Why is it that in places where the jobs have gone to (Mexico, China, PI, etc) you don't see as much rioting and problems as we seem to be seeing here in the USA? Because of two reasons, 1) they are developing an industrial base of middle class (by their standards) workers, and 2) whomever doesn't get into those jobs, they can send them to the USA to rely on our social services to send remittances back home, leaving the over burdened US taxpayer to foot the bill.

    Posted in: Milwaukee leaders blame outside agitators for violence

  • 0

    Alphaape

    What do any of your comments have to do with the truths I'm speaking? None of them show anything I said to be wrong.

    The guys father even said that it was more his fault than the cops, since he failed as a father showing his son right from wrong by going in and out of jail. So the old narrative of he was a person who had decided to "turn his life around" doesn't work in this case.

    Also @ Strangeland you say cops should only shoot to just maim, and not kill. Then shouldn't the criminals also shoot that way too? Or do they get the right to defend themselves to the max by shooting to kill. Not sure if you have ever fired a gun, but even hitting a stationary target takes some skill (look at the recent Olympic competitions), now you add this with chasing someone at night and not knowing what their true intent is, you are not going to easily shoot at a leg and stop them. You try to shoot for body center mass. Don't want to get shot by cops, don't run away from the police run pulled over for a traffic stop.

    Posted in: Police say black man shot in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand

  • 4

    Alphaape

    Not at the cost of the lives of the people they have volunteered to protect.

    "To protect and serve", not "To protect and serve ourselves".

    Police have a duty to the taxpayers to do their job correctly, and that means in this case to be the one to come home alive. The taxpayers of Milwaukee have paid a significant investment in this cops training, which includes him being taught the right to defend himself. To just have him get shot for the "benefit of the doubt" so that some people will not be upset is ridiculous at best. He has a duty to return home. Just as he has a duty to act in a manner that does not bring discredit to his city and department. Those who do need to be dealt with. But, you are fleeing after a person, and they turn around with a gun in their hands, your first priority is to save yourself. We talk about what happens after these things and lets take a look.

    The guy had a long criminal record, maybe the cop didn't know it at the time but that still means that this guy was trouble. The suspect had a weapon with 23 rounds loaded, that's more than what the cop was loaded with. So you want to be the one to take a chance on being out gunned?

    What does burning your own community solve. @ Strangeland are you willing to get a loan from a bank, invest in a business in this area, and watch it go up in smoke because some people are upset about a known criminal in the act of a crime getting killed? The same guy who was charged with intimidating a witness before. But, if you are, I guess forking over the loan payments on your burned out business is well worth the price of you giving back (that's being sarcastic). Burning down ones home does not bring any sympathy to your cause.

    Posted in: Police say black man shot in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand

  • -1

    Alphaape

    I say let them go. It's part of Japan's history even if it is bad.

    Posted in: Back to the past

  • 3

    Alphaape

    “My son is gone due to the police killing my son,” Marilyn Haynes told the Journal Sentinel. “I am lost.”

    From the Daily Mail (UK) they also quoted the father as saying that his son's death is his (the father's fault). His reasons were that he (the father) just got out of jail 2 months ago, and he admits that he presented a bad role model to his son on how to live his life, going in and out of jail and living that type of life that wound up getting him shot.

    Somewhat sad that as an American I have to go to a British newspaper to get some objective journalism rather than only getting part of the story from the American press.

    The cop who shot him was Black, so I don't see why the BLM and the others are blaming whites. This guy has had a long history of intimidation of witnesses and other crimes, yet we are supposed to rally around his death as being a statement against police violence, I don't think so. You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes, and this guy got his prize by being a felon with a gun, running away from police, and pointing a weapon at them.

    Posted in: Police say black man shot in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand

  • -3

    Alphaape

    When has Japan preached to the world that it was not at fault? The usual narrative from Americans: 1) Japan did terrible things during the war so bombing the civilians in Hirosima and Nagasaki was ok. 2) if we had not bombed them many other lives would have been lost. 3. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved the Japanese from themselves and they have to be grateful to us. 4) in war people die so there is no reason for commemorating the victims of the bombings. The Japanese should accept it once and for all.

    @ JaneM: Like it or not those are some facts. What nation has the US dropped an A-bomb on that hasn't attacked another country? In the so called wars for expansion you claim the USA is on, how many have we nuked? Who is Japan more worried about with nukes: USA or NK?

    I never said that they can't memorialize the victims in Nagasaki, they should since it is their right. All I am saying is that though the victims didn't set the policy that led Japan to war and the bombings, at the same time they were part of Japan and contributing to the war effort. Not a nice and clean distinction but that's the way it was. Honor their dead all they want, nothing wrong with that, make statements that those weapons should not be used again, that is good, but don't get upset with one government (USA) who had to use a weapon because another government (Japan) would have rather fought it out to the bitter end. The USA had made overtures to Japan to cease hostilities yet they were ignored, so what was the USA supposed to do? Murder up to a million of their own troops and many millions more Japanese civilians and military until the bitter end?

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