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Political Discussion / Re: We have a a circus for a govt
« on: Today at 12:33:33 PM »
Nuclear energy here??  :rofl:

We can't even build a train track

There are SO MANY EXAMPLES of failure for anyone with common sense to trust our state government with anything critical.

We have the only government that's ever launched a ballistic missile warning statewide.  That was just one of many high profile fkups I know of.  I wonder how many others never came to light?

If we can't get the easy stuff right, it's probably not a good idea to up the stakes.
Political Discussion / Re: We have a a circus for a govt
« on: Today at 09:28:08 AM »
You would think our pilau-ticians would’ve learned from the problems Bye-den created trying to move towards renewable energy without having a solid replacement ready to go. It still baffles me why there’s such a big push for renewable energy, when we should be moving towards nuclear. The cost/benefit for building, energy creation, energy storage, and physical footprint makes nuclear the hands-down most cost-effective source of energy for Hawaii.

Part of the fear of nuclear energy is that Hawaii is an island chain that's formed from volcanoes, making us more unstable geologically than many other places.  An earthquake/tsunami like in Japan in 2011 could be just as bad, if not worse.  The natural disaster takes a certain toll on lives and property, but then you have to compound that with the potential death, sickness and destruction of a nuclear disaster, too.

We know the government is inept at everything except feeding itself to become bigger -- ever increasing in size and expense.  The nuclear disaster of Fukushima was ruled in the aftermath to have been caused by the operating company, TOPECO, failing to meet basic safety standards which could have prevented the disaster.  The natural disasters created the situation, but the plant should have been able to survive those events.

At a meeting in Vienna three months after the disaster, the International
Atomic Energy Agency faulted lax oversight by the Ministry of Economy, Trade
and Industry, saying the ministry faced an inherent conflict of interest as the
government agency in charge of both regulating and promoting the nuclear
power industry.[24] On 12 October 2012, TEPCO admitted for the first time that
it had failed to take necessary measures for fear of inviting lawsuits or protests
against its nuclear plants

It's not whether we can safely build, operate and maintain nuclear plants.  We can -- absolutely.  There are plants operating all over the world today with a stellar safety record.  We have nuclear engines and weapons on Navy vessels, which are far more "unstable" than Hawaii's land masses.

The real question is how much do we really trust government agencies to oversee these operations?  We know gov't is reactive.  They routinely fail to be out in front of most critical events, like the pandemic.  Let's also include terrorists and mass shooters who were on the watch lists of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies -- some of them for years.

It only takes one screw-up to affect the lives of many thousands, possibly for decades afterward with contaminated land, air and water. 

I firmly believe nuclear energy is the answer to the energy problem.  What worries me are all the follow-on problems created by the people in charge of making sure we are all safe from that "solution."

Then there's the fear that the nuclear material and waste can be used in WMDs.  The more fuel we process and store, the higher the probability that some of it goes "missing."

General Discussion / Re: August 24 “Rimfire Only”
« on: August 17, 2022, 06:14:56 PM »
Bullet appeared to be a 50 bmg AP core missing copper jacket.

That's not a common caliber.

Did anyone bother to check the range sign-in logbooks to see whether anyone was shooting that caliber the day of or close to the alleged timeframe of the strike?
Did I say she LOST?  Sorry.  She was nuked from orbit!  Name another Congress Critter who lost their own party's primary by over 40%.

She's been demonstrating major TDS symptoms, and her challenger, Harriet Hageman, had Trump's support.  Still winning!

Cheney had name recognition: she's the daughter of George W.'s VP Dick Cheney.  Unfortunately, she let the Dems use her for their political witch hunts, so now she's out of a job.

Cheney is now making comments that lead the MSM to conclude she's "thinking about" running for President.  I think that was her end-game all along.  If she could run as a Republican but have Democrat support, she thinks that's a winning ticket for her.

BTW, the race (if you can call it that) was called with only 4% of precincts reporting.   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Figures lie and liars figure.

It is easy to twist data or limit data ranges or dates to show a different result than what a broader data analysis would show.

That's true of any given dataset.

What we see here is a complete redefinition of that dataset.  Instead of including only those Mass Shootings as most people understand them (4 or more deaths in a single incident), they also included gunshot injuries so the number of mass shootings is multiple times larger.  The FBI definition includes ALL mass murder events regardless of the means used (explosives, knives, automobiles, etc.).  I guess that FBI number isn't large enough to push the anti-2A agenda, so Gun Violence Archive (GVA) had to expand the criteria -- even though nobody in government uses those stats for analysis since you're now mixing apples and oranges.

So, if a lone victim is shot by a home invasion crew, and the VICTIM manages to shoot and wound/kill 4 of the home invaders before ending the break-in, GVA would classify this as a mass shooting: "an incident in which four or more people are shot or killed, not including the shooter."

By any definition, when a good guy with a gun stops an intended mass shooting (only 2-3 people actually killed/shot), that isn't classified a mass shooting at all.  It's pure speculation as to whether or not the gunman would have succeeded in shooting or killing more than 4 people as he stood in the middle of a shopping mall.  Duh!

We are funneling more of our tax dollars to the CDC to study gun-related violence.  Couldn't they spend a week's worth of this time and money hashing out standard definitions and criteria for a variety of incidents to track?  Otherwise, we're playing a game of "Telephone" with players who all speak a different language.
Off Topic / Re: TODAY IS.....
« on: August 17, 2022, 10:59:28 AM »
I always have an eerie feeling when a black cat stares at me......

[snip snip]

Fidget at 8 months ^^^^^^^
Fidget now vvvvvv

Off Topic / Re: Joe Biden is not smart
« on: August 17, 2022, 10:37:01 AM »
Go back to the AR14 and him lashing out in group of laborers (I think it was some kind of plant).  True Biden.  Not used to being challenged or questioned.  True definition of an elitist who is used to always getting his way.  Just another damn bully. . .

There's been a plant behind the podium ever since they had to let it out of the WH basement to get sunlight.....

Political Discussion / Re: Fire Works Show in the Crimea
« on: August 16, 2022, 08:11:44 PM »
No one really cares, but before most of you were born in 1968,  woke up at 0-dark-thirty to incoming 122mm rockets, always a crowd pleaser.

Had to run out into the sand "street' in full gear for "hot platoon" call up.  Had a few rocket detonate yards from me, attenuated by all the Chu lai sand.  Great balls of sparks......
Turned out to be the opening acts of Tet 68. 

Then, standing by in the sand, the whole world lit up.  Turned around to see a huge fireball rising up and thought "How the faruque did the g*oks get a nuke?"

Was only the south bomb dump at Chu Lai air base going up after a lucky mortar or 122mm rocket hit.  IOW, many tons of 250-500-1000 pound bombs.
Mucho cool secondary pyrotechnics.  Major shock wave after a few seconds.

Was a bit over a mile away, so just noise and fireworks.   Guys that were at the south end got ruptured ear drums.

This video reminded me of that, but not nearly so close and personal.  No one had video then, but did run into a pic a guy in the Hawk missile battery up in the hills to the west caught of it.  He was a couple miles or so away.

Nothing gen-z cares about, just reminiscing about a bomb dump going up and being close to it.

General Discussion / Re: August 24 “Rimfire Only”
« on: August 16, 2022, 07:07:57 PM »
Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 a temporary caliber, firearm limit will be implemented
for the three north-facing firearm ranges at the Koko Head Shooting Complex (KHSC). Only
.22LR caliber ammunition and firearms will be allowed to discharge at the pistol, rifle, and
silhouette ranges at KHSC. The archery range and south-facing firearm ranges (trap, skeet,
and cowboy action) will not be affected by this temporary limitation.

Whew!  for a minute I thought I was going to be restricted to .22LR arrows.   :geekdanc: :thumbsup:
Off Topic / Re: Dear Unvaxxed
« on: August 16, 2022, 01:56:38 PM »
I don't think I've heard/read the word "COVID" more than once a week, and that's only to refer to the pandemic period when certain reports are set.

What happened to that virus that was going to wipe out half of humanity -- or worse?

I guess the media and Democrats (redundant) have moved on to "Orange Man Spy!"
The FBI had 9 1/2 hours (more if they wanted) to go through about 13 boxes of documents.  Instead of separating items covered by the warrant from items that may be excluded from confiscation under executive privilege or attorney-client privilege, they took it all.

Trump said he had his passports taken.  The DOJ/FBI denied they took any passports.  Today, the FBI RETURNED the passports.

Trust government?  Nope.  Call your lawyer and don't open the door until he/she gets there.

Legal and Activism / Why you need an AR-15 w/30rd mags while hunting
« on: August 15, 2022, 03:38:00 PM »
Never let people who hate guns tell you what kind of guns or magazines you need.

That's like letting a Vegan order for you at a steak house.

From January 2021:

General Discussion / Re: August 24 “Rimfire Only”
« on: August 15, 2022, 03:04:44 PM »
so if there was a cat colony and months later a Chinese restaurant opens up in the same block....

Feline Colonialists?
The Left (specifically a Slate-created non-profit) is redefining what constitutes a "mass shooting."  Since there's no government standard definition, they decided ANY incident that involved 4 or more people shot whether or not anyone was killed is a "mass shooting."

So, if two gangs shoot each other up over "turf", or a family member kills his family in their sleep, or the Cops kill 4 gang members in a drug raid, they are all included in the mass shooting list.

Don't be fooled into believing the numbers when the classifications are so out of the realm of reason.

The Gun Violence Archive is the new Snopes for gun-related "truth."

That would be interesting to see a blind person apply for CCW. There was a case in Hawaii where a legally blind person shot a home intruder. Would be hard to justify force for someone completely blind.

You really should learn to use Web Search Engines.  From 2014:

Carey Mcwilliams, 1st Totally Blind Person
In The USA To Acquire A Carry Permit
Political Discussion / Re: FBI raid at Trump residence
« on: August 15, 2022, 10:18:46 AM »
Duh! You think you can provide nothing and get a warrant like this?

Were you born after the Mueller Investigaion?

FISA court slams FBI conduct in Carter Page
surveillance warrant applications
Political Discussion / Re: Rules for thee but not for me
« on: August 15, 2022, 10:07:21 AM »
What boggles my mind is that no matter how many people allege witnessing something negative about Trump, no matter how many resign out of protest, no matter how many claim Trump did something wrong, it always ends up being that they had TDS and are just out to get him. No way Trump could have ever broken the law, it must be someone framing him.

Jesus could come down from Heaven and scold Trump for something and people would find a way to say Jesus was wrong.

(1) The Democrats are ABUSING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL POWER OF IMPEACHMENT.  Even though impeachment is more of a political vs. criminal process, there has never been as brazen nor transparent an attempt to use that power to oust a sitting president when no actual crimes or actions against the interest of the American people have actually happened.  The charges were vague, based on hearsay or circumstantial "evidence", and largely without any merit at all.

(2) Your opinion (and that's only an opinion) about Trump supporters is 100% wrong.  We are completely open to accepting any validated evidence that Trump committed crimes, but after the longest investigation against a President is our nation's history, we find it was the investigator, not Trump, who broke the law.

(3)  When people like Adam Schiff go on TV non-stop to claim the evidence Trump did whatever is in the public domain, but he's so far produced nothing, how can anyone with half a brain continue to believe these liars?

(4)  What's more likely?

     A.  Trump is a genius -- a criminal mastermind who cleverly conducts all his illegal business leaving not one shred of evidence worthy of convicting him, or

     B.  The Democrats exaggerate whatever straw they can find into impeachable offenses in order to get rid of him regardless of the damage it does to this nation?

After the Russia-Collusion hoax which started as a Clinton Campaign smear job, how can anyone trust the FBI to be fair and non-partisan? 
Off Topic / Crime Ring May Have Stolen 44,000 Catalytic Converters
« on: August 14, 2022, 05:55:22 PM »
14 people in this alleged theft ring were arrested for stealing catalytic converters nationwide, most being shipped to locations on the East Coast.

It's believed they stole somewhere around 44,000 converters which are worth an estimated $22M.

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