Alphaape's past comments

  • -9

    Alphaape

    Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging the travel ban focuses heavily on damage to the state’s economy and mainly tourism.

    I'd like to see the data of travelers from these 6 countries on how many visited Hawaii in 2016. Most American's can't afford to vacation in Hawaii, which is a state and we are to believe from this lawsuit that people from places like Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Iran are flying to Hawaii daily and impacting tourism that much? Maybe Iran, but I would imagine the ones that have that kind of money live in Beverly Hills and are part of the "Shah's of Beverly Hills" crowd and not the average Iranian.

    Posted in: Legal challenges to Trump's travel ban mount from states

  • -5

    Alphaape

    No Saudi Arabia, probably because of business interests. If you follow the Republican line about the dangers of terrorism then it means we're willing to accept terrorists from Saudi Arabia if there is a net financial gain.

    What do all 6 of these countries have in common? Hint: it isn't a religion. The one thing in common is that none of them have a US Embassy. So you expect the USA to just let anyone from those countries in on a US visa, then who issued the visa and how do we know if they are out to do harm to the USA. As for Saudi Arabia, yeah many terrorist come from there, but they have a US embassy there, and there is an effort to try to vet them. And, Saudi has more of a record of beheading those who are against the house of Saud a lot quicker than any USA due process.

    If the US doesn't want to take in refugees, it should probably stop breaking countries.

    The USA didn't "break" Somalia, Sudan, or Syria. Not even Libya even though they gave up their WMDs and came clean and Momar was starting to see the light, but someone who ran for President in 2016 was famously quoted for saying "We Came, we saw, he died."

    Posted in: Trump signs new travel ban, excluding Iraq

  • -2

    Alphaape

    Waste of time. Waste of money. Provides no additional security. Harms tourism.

    @ CrazyJoe: How many tourist do you think come to the USA from those countries listed? Is it really going to be so many that tourism is harmed? If so, then why are we going to accept refugees from Syria, Somalia, etc. I mean if people have enough money to travel from those countries to the USA to do tourist activities, then shouldn't they look inward to their own country and take care of those who need it instead of allowing them to get into rafts, and other unsafe means to go travel to other parts of the world to live vice in their own countries.

    Posted in: Trump signs new travel ban, excluding Iraq

  • 24

    Alphaape

    What are the women going to bring to the table with the expectations that they have?

    Posted in: Company promises women the man of their (financial) dreams

  • -6

    Alphaape

    “USA should respond to this incident. American President and people of America, they should come out openly to condemn such actions… and then take strongest action,” Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu was quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying.

    It is a tragedy that the two were killed by a nut case. But, I want to know where was the outrage from the Indian government when foreign women have been raped in India by men who have the belief that it is their right to do so. I seem to remember a few years back some female Japanese tourists were raped in such a manner as well ad women from other countries. Yet all we hear from India is move along it is an internal matter and they will take care of it.

    Well, this guy is an internal matter, and he will get dealt with according to US law.

    Posted in: India demands 'strongest action' from U.S. after Kansas pub killing

  • -1

    Alphaape

    Meanwhile in Buy American, Hire American Dystrumpia, two Indian engineers were shot, one fatally

    @ SenseNotSoCommon: Well if you are going to put that up, may as well start linking to all of the deaths that occur due to illegal aliens killing people in the USA that goes on daily.

    Why is it America's responsibility to take on a country like Mexico's poor? A tax on imports would seem to be fair. One of the things that used to marvel me while living in Japan, is that I could go into any base exchange, and an item such as a Coach bag, which was sold at a no tax rate, was at least 50% cheaper than buying the same bag outside the gate, which is subject to an import tax. Same thing that happened outside Atsugi years back, when they allowed non-sponsored people to come on base and buy pizzas from one of the eatery locations, but had to stop after complaints from local business that because they weren't subject to taxation, they were losing business to the base stores. taxes are necessary I agree, but if you are trading and you are not going to require me to tax your imports, but you turn around and tax mine, then that's not fair trade.

    The real issue with taxes, is the internal sales taxes that some states impose on goods bought, whether foreign or domestic. That is where the real issue is on over taxation and spending.

    Posted in: Trump says Republican border tax could boost U.S. jobs

  • -2

    Alphaape

    Should be charged as an adult. Do nothing to this kid, and based on the pattern of behavior shown for a 12 year old, the dream of him having some type of "remorse" for his actions later will not happen. He doesn't care and should be made to pay the price. He has gotten away with much so far so not sending him to jail is sending the wrong signal.

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  • 2

    Alphaape

    They could save a lot of money if they just opened up to the men outside the host club and be themselves, and the men could do the same to the women outside the hostess clubs, and there probably would be less of a need for these types of places, and you would probably have a better dynamic going on between men and women in Japan. Yet, something so obvious and in your face will not get acted on, but this round about way will be the way ahead for some.

    Posted in: Japan's silver-tongued Lotharios sell dreams to lonely women

  • -1

    Alphaape

    @ Daniel Naumoff: Japan has changed their constitution several times since the Occupation ended. I really doubt if they were to change it, or he quit that the US would really care at all.

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  • 4

    Alphaape

    If he is the Emperor, then why doesn't he just quit himself? What are they going to do to him? All of this bickering by the legislature over this issue, and the succession since the next in line only has daughters is only going to make the people less interested in the "myth" of the Emperor and come to see it as just a guy put in place by legislature and the whole house of cards will come crumbling down. I get he doesn't have any real power and represents Japan, but hard to represent Japan if your fate is determined by a bunch of politicians running around in circles, but then again maybe that is a fitting image of Japan.

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  • 2

    Alphaape

    I hope you remember to say they were slaves as well. This place should never have been given UNESCO status.

    They should be, as a reminder of what happened in the past in regards to the conditions that some of the people had to go through so that we remember and hopefully don't do it again.

    Posted in: Japan's 'Battleship island' haunted by ghosts of its past

  • 1

    Alphaape

    Between these women and the guys who are unattractive and want to end Valentine's Day as posted here on JT, I weep for Japan's future.

    Posted in: No sad endings for Japan's virtual romance fans

  • 10

    Alphaape

    Can the sickness of paedophilia be treated?

    I don't think so. Just as gays say that they can't be "deprogramed" to be straight, and vice versa, if a person has an inclination for young boys/children, then that is how their brains are wired. You can't just make them stop their desires, just like you can't make a straight person not want a person of the opposite sex (within the proper age limit).

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  • 2

    Alphaape

    Although the Musashino store has told part-time employees that it is their responsibility to find a replacement if they are unable to work their shifts

    That's why managers get paid the extra bucks to handle these types of issues. If a person calls in sick you don't want them in to possibly expose the rest of the work force, so you call around and see who can cover her shift. That's what being a leader means. If people have personal leave plans, then it is on them to make sure that they try to plan out as far in advance as possible, to allow management the time to work the schedule so one can go. If you can work out an exchange of work hours between employees and then notify the manager for final approval, I can live with that since I have done that before. But never when I was sick did I have to call around and ask if someone could cover for me.

    Looks like the management needs to go back to training to learn what they can do within the law and better management skills.

    Posted in: 7-Eleven penalizes 16-year-old part-timer for taking 2 days off due to illness

  • -9

    Alphaape

    CBC and Toronto Star report that witnesses heard the attackers shout "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire. The first media reports were quick to suggest an anti-Muslim hate crime. Sounds like it was instead an intra-faith act of barbarity.

    I read this and the reports of condolences sent out by Canadian leaders. I hope that they will continue to denounce this type of behavior if it comes out that those who did it were extremist Muslims. I noticed that they have captured two, and since they have not been shown my guess is that they may be Islmaists themselves, who probably were at odds against the Mosque. They picked a bad time to do this, since immigration has been in the news lately. My guess, they wanted to do this and have the world think that some Americans or right wingers drove up to Canada to do this. Since they spoke with a local accent, they probably became radicalized over the years.

    Posted in: 6 dead, 8 wounded in shooting at Quebec City mosque

  • 0

    Alphaape

    "We believe America is exceptional because of our historic role — first as refuge, then as defender, and now as exemplar of liberty for the world to see."

    Funny how when someone from the Dems says this, it's ok and America can be exceptional. But if a Republican says the same thing, in a manner that says 'make America Great" or "Put America First" they get called a xenophobe or a Nationalist and hell-bent on taking over the world. Which is it? You want America to be an exceptional country, then you have to realize that we are because of the way our laws work in allowing those whom other countries tend to step over or mistreat, and also just because we take refugees, doesn't mean that we can't look out for our own interest and try to solve the issues inside our country first, without it being said that we are turning away from the international community.

    Posted in: U.S. judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

  • -10

    Alphaape

    He's not backing off, but simply doing what he said he would do. Never did he say that he would start mass deportations, that was only a talking point from his detractors. He refined his views during the election by saying that first he would go after the criminal illegal aliens who are in US jails, and send them back to their home countries.

    That alone is roughly about 1.9 million according to ICE. So start there and then see what happens. But what will happen, is we will get the sob story, of how a families loved one who was in jail, was deported away and because they are illegal they can't go and visit them in jail back in their home country, and this will be viewed as cruel and unusual punishment and an injunction by the ACLU will be in the works.

    Posted in: Trump backs off pledge of immediate immigration change

  • 4

    Alphaape

    offered to return half of his retirement money — approximately 300,000 yen

    Is this what he gets per month or is that all of it? If that is all he gets to retire and live off of, that's not much. If that is a per month amount then that's fine.

    Another employee noticed that the number of printed tickets did not match the recorded number of visitors to the park in the database.

    What's this guys excuse? How long had he noticed this discrepancy and why did it take him so long to say something. I would imagine that at the end of the day, you count the numbers of tickets issued to the amounts of revenue collected and after about 1 day you should be able to see a trend of them not matching. Must have been not only a fear of foreigners, but an overall hostile work environment also.

    As for the foreign visitor, shame on him for being obnoxious.

    Posted in: Park employee didn’t collect admission fees from 160,000 foreigners over 2 1/2 years because one scared him

  • -2

    Alphaape

    @ Simon Foston: Rushing to "sign it so we can see what's in it" got us to the point that we are at now. Trump even told the Congress to think hard on a replacement before going forward. You are right there has been a lot of time to come up with a replacement, but you seem to forget that even if a detailed plan was generated, it would not have had any chance in getting passed under Obama. Congress had other issues to govern on, sad but true. Also, if this had been a dream of Democrats since Hillary was First Lady while Bill Clinton was President back in the 90s, wouldn't they have come up with a much better plan when they gave us this law back in 2010? Blame to go around on both sides rushing to get their ideology passed without thinking through this thing and making real changes.

    Posted in: Obama calls on Democrats to fight to preserve his health care reform

  • 0

    Alphaape

    well this plan is useless but i Have to have Some Plan or PAY a $650.00 Penalty! God Help America-

    @ Bartholomew Harte: I would think that if Obamacare is repealed or replaced, the provision to have mandatory health care and if not pay a tax penalty would also go away. Keeping something like that kind of goes against Trump's plan to redo the US tax code and make it easier. It's ok if you don't like him or the GOP plan to repeal it, but use a little reasoning before making comments.

    Posted in: Obama calls on Democrats to fight to preserve his health care reform

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