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No crime in Japan

Canadian guy shows that stores in Japan keep their merchandise outside in the street because they don’t have to worry about anything being stolen.

The advantage of living in a country where everyone is Japanese and there are no immigrants from higher-crime countries.

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OK, I admit that I’ve seen this in the United States many times (except for the rental umbrellas). Maybe the Canadian comes from high-crime city in Canada.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 15, 2016 at EDT am

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  1. At my local supermarket, they keep the cases of water outside. And it’s not like we have no NAMs. The water cases are a little heavy, but I always figured it would be easy to just put one on a cart and take it to your car.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

  2. Are you kidding me? I live in NAM central in London, and all the local shops keep their stuff outside.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

  3. this happens in australia too tbh and i live in a town that’s about 15% indigenous. therre’s a store in the main street that leaves a tonne of merchandise in wheelbarrows outside of its shop. i don’t know how much of a big deal this is.

    james n.s.w

    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

  4. They do this all the time all over the place in the U.S. even in New Jersey at supermarkets, drugstores, etc. Merchandise is outside and you have to bring it in to the store to buy it.

    I haven’t seen this recently but less than ten years in a rural part of Pennsylvania, I stopped at an unmanned roadside produce stand where the money jar is next to the food. This is an even greater level of trust than a money slot because anyone could just take the entire money jar.

    Back in the late 70’s and 80’s, that was very common.

    Mercy Vetsel

    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

    • Our local blueberry picking place just puts out the containers, a price list and a container for money. People just drop money into an open container once they’ve filled up their containers. I always throw in a couple of extra dollars because I appreciate the trust.


      July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  5. Even if Trump is elected, it will be only a minor setback for the Left. A bump in the road. You are old enough to know that there have been numerous conservative revolutions in American politics over the years. All they have done is slowed down the Left’s progress for a few years.

    I see only two ways out of this mess we are in:

    1. If technological progress enables sufficiently high levels of autonomy and independence that individuals and groups can just go off and do their own thing.

    2. It seems that eventually, religious people will outreproduce and outnumber the Left.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

    • Maybe not, regarding point #2. Some of the children raised in religious families leave the faith or become more cosmopolitan as adults. And won’t non-productive NAMs have more children than the religious? The religious have to support their own kids, NAMS don’t. Also, the religious have more concern for the quality of life of their offspring. They don’t take the “be fruitful and multiply” command as a blank check to pump out as many babies as possible.


      July 15, 2016 at EDT am

      • Except for the Hasidim.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

      • Yes, it’s only separatist religious groups like the Amish and Hasidic Jews who are good at keeping their own within the flock. I know lots of garden-variety conservative Evangelical or Catholic families, and I would say only about a third of their kids grow up to be conservatively religious, another third grow up to be areligious or more liberally religious and politically moderate to moderate-liberal (aka the zeitgeist of our society,) and the final third wind up being hardcore secular leftists who resent their parents and their upbringing.


        July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

      • Lion, not just hassidim. Orthodox in general. You keep making these categorical statments, man. This week did a service call by a doctor. So I tell him to just change the unit and fugget about. He goes that he can’t afford it. So while I’m spending 2 hours taking apart that thing and cleaning the mold we chat. He has time, which is pretty amazing. Turns out he has 10 kids. Think he is hassidic? This guy was a radiologist, by the way. My kids pediatrician had 10 also. My daughters cardiologist has 12. It seems that when financially taken care off that 10-12 is what a family can handle. This is a good number.

        But yes, a separate educational system similar to Amish or Hassidim is a prerequisite for preservation of your identity. Otherwise you will just get cooked in the melting pot. You’ve got to aggressively spit out their propaganda, or you or your kids are done for. The cultural onslaught is total.


        July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

    • I look around and see the stupid, nonreligious and violent making fun of America’s cultural rot and moral decay. Their numbers are growing, not shrinking.


      July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  6. Make no mistake, Tokyo feels like a city that is 75 years in the future compared to German cities just prior to the refugee invasion. Japan is hands-off the most civilized country I’ve ever visited, and I’ve been to a few of those including Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong SAR.

    I’m just surprised it took me a visit to Japan to realize just how advanced they are technologically and socially, I expected it would be somewhere on the level of Western Europe, only with skyscrapers like in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Was I wrong! It’s a country so practical in its outlook that many times there you’ll scratch your head thinking: why didn’t we Europeans think about doing a certain thing this way? Japan is the only country that I know of which truly feels like a country designed for, and by, people with a significantly higher IQ than Western Europeans.

    Also, it is very strange that Japan is only an oasis of civilization in a desert of what are barbarians by comparison. You’d expect such a country to be more visible and influential internationally, even with the American occupation since the end of WWII. You’d expect Western countries to want to emulate Japan of all nations, not contemporary Brazil or South Africa.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

    • I dunno. They keep their AC on high settings. Look at a sumo championship, everyone is sweating and faning themselves with hand fans.

      They are interesting people, but pretty weird by our standards. Read ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’. Also, a lot of sexual harassment on public transport. They are strange, I’m telling you.


      July 15, 2016 at EDT am

      • This is today’s bash. Awesome action, but watch everyone fanning themselves! Front rows go for $1,000 a ticket and they have to sweat? Why?


        July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

      • “Read ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’.”

        Who is the author?

        MEH 0910

        July 16, 2016 at EDT am

      • The book’s tutle is:
        ‘Shadows of the Rising Sun: A Critical View of the Japanese Miracle’.

        I’m getting old. And it’s by our very own Jared Taylor.


        July 16, 2016 at EDT pm

    • RE: I’m just surprised it took me a visit to Japan to realize just how advanced they are technologically and socially

      Give us a bunch of examples.


      July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  7. guest

    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

  8. Mexico is full of markets with merchandise like this. I guess Mexico has zero crime too.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

  9. Diversity makes every situation, even normal every day ones, fraught with deep tension and conflict. Friendship and community becomes impossible. Whites can no longer trust each other because of diversity and how the “good whites” use it it gain power over the “bad whites.” See Putnam’s “Bowling Alone.”

    The combination of feminism and diversity is sheer hell for white men. I’ve noticed at my place of work that all of the food workers and receptionist gals are non-white women who are nice enough. But once upon a time, they would’ve been nice white girls who would’ve been open to marrying the throngs of hardworking beta whites out there. The value of the white women has been inflated astronomically while simultaneously their actual value qua their behavior and sanity has plummetted.

    Just noticed that Yeb Bush is blathering again about Trump and giving the same mindless boilerplate about how improving the economy (TPP open borders) is the key to restoring America’s greatness. Again and again, all deep civilizational concerns are mindlessly reduced to narrow economic issues. Nothing to address the alienation of a non-common culture, low wages for the 90% of people who are employees, affordable family formation, etc, etc.

    Diversity + Feminism = CHEAP LABOR

    All conventional politics is done on the behalf of the plutocrats and not the people who have become a lamb to the slaughter. That’s why I’m DEEPLY disappointed about the selection of Pence. Coulter will be proved right on this one and Trump will pay for chickening out.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

    • ” The value of the white women has been inflated astronomically while simultaneously their actual value qua their behavior and sanity has plummetted.”

      White women got the big promotion!

      This is actually an interesting point. A lot of what has happened during my lifetime (I am about the same age as the blogger) can be summarized as working class white men being removed from tons of mid-level office jobs and being replaced by white women.

      This has obviously lowered the status of working class white men and raised that of white women. By itself, the effect on society would be neutral -its just switching places on the totem pole between two groups- except for the costs of doing this type of churn.

      But it has directly increased wealth/ income inequality among other things. If you are a working class or middle class white man, both the job market and the sexual marketplace got considerably tougher. I honestly don’t think this has been compensated for by things getting better for the white women, because of the churn and their reluctance to mate/ marry down, which led to complaints that there were “no more good men” to date/ marry.

      Plus you have the problem of what to do with the group thrown effectively out of the job market. In the “old days” women would eventually marry and do household work, and since that doesn’t pay with modern capitalism they would get some of the earnings of their husbands. Obviously there were problems with that, but now you have a large underclass of men that people insist get jobs that aren’t really there.


      July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

    • I’ve had the same thought about working women. Back in 2008 or 2009, when I first learned about “game,” I read a field report by the PUA instructor Tyler Durden about how he chatted up and kissed, all in one quick interaction, some girl working behind the counter in some Auntie Anne’s Preztels or Orange Julius or some some such place in a shopping mall. He’s Canadian, and I assume, at least 10-15 years ago, in Canada, the kind of girl you’d find working in a place like that would be white. I’ve often wished I could hit on girls who work in Target, Chipotle, or whatever, but in every place I’ve ever lived in the USA, the vast majority of such women are black.


      July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

      • In areas of the country that are predominately prole white, the people who work at those places are white. Even in Staten Island you see white people working in those jobs. But of course, never in Manhattan.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  10. Saudi Arabia has very low petty crime, too. They not only have brutal laws but the legal process is quick and clean – one trial, no appeals and major crimes mean that you’re dispatched and arm or head cut off before the next Sabbath day, without exception.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

  11. At bars in Tokyo people will take your umbrella all the time.

    Drunk people “borrow” badly locked bikes from outside the train stations all the time, too. The funny thing is the bike will usually reappear near where they were taken from in a couple days.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT am

  12. The goods which merchants keep outside are cheap, slow-moving goods. They don’t care if those goods are stolen.

    The outside racks are for used copies of Leon Uris books, not iPads.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  13. All talk about consumer theft and goods being outside v. inside is rendered moot after the Safeway revelations, isn’t it? Didn’t we talk a few months back how in California, Safeway has a policy of not challenging food theft under $1,000? If you missed it, it’s true. NAM’s/bums eat for free in California, entirely aside from EBT cards.

    West Coast IA

    July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  14. Other commenters are correct that this is not unusual even in NAM areas.

    Recently in Vienna, I was intrigued that their newspaper machines seem to work on the honor system, as there’s nothing stopping you from taking a free paper. Of course, NAMs probably don’t read a lot of newspapers.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

    • That used to be true even in Manhattan. There were some kids at Stuyvesant High School who regularly paid for one paper and took a whole bunch.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  15. A lot of things in Canada are just a bit different from things in America. Maybe stores don’t leave merchandise outside up there. The Canadians’ reaction is the most interesting thing about the video.

    As outdoor malls have become more popular, the “take and return” umbrella stands have become more common, at least at high-end malls.


    July 15, 2016 at EDT pm

  16. In Brain Droppings, George Carlin says violent crime is low in Japan “because Japanese people are decent, civilized, and intelligent”.

    When I borrowed this book from the library, someone had written in the margin, “and no Ni66ers”.


    July 16, 2016 at EDT am

  17. This is for MaryK or anyone who’s interested in the real guidos in their native homeland of Southern Italy. I find quite it surprising that the Anglo Prole Media would write a story such as this:

    This young guy who is under 30, operates 2 bookstores in his hometown of Naples.

    How many Millennials in America actually manage a bookstore, let alone a Staten Islander-Jersey Shore type, who does? Not many, and not really impressive, if they do.

    He is able to make a reference that Berlusconi is a character out of Plato’s Republic. You know, the beginning section when old Cephalus complains that many older men complain about not having sex anymore, yet somehow a few of them actually do with a fervent passion.

    Most young tweedle dweebs in America, even with a Classics or Philosophy degree, wouldn’t be able to make such a connection with our politicians.


    July 17, 2016 at EDT am

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