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Political Discussion / Re: A vote for Trump is a vote for Clinton
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:55:26 PM »
People often say refusing to vote for Trump is a vote for Clinton but I say it is the opposite. If you look at polls, most of them show that Clinton has a sizable lead over Trump so arguably a vote for Trump is a waste.

The media and politicians paint a false dichotomy in our voting options. They say the only options are Trump or Clinton and that not voting for one is essentially a vote for the other. They don't even mention a 3rd party or 3rd party candidates. If someone brings it up, they use circular reasoning to suggest a 3rd party can never win. I refuse to be bullied into thinking you don't have a choice.

What if instead, people voted for Gary Johnson? He could steal significant numbers from both democrats and republicans. 60% of Republicans didn't want Trump and Clinton's victory over Sanders was pretty close. If John could siphon off even half of those who don't like Trump or Clinton, he would be in a good spot. The libertarian platform which uses war sparingly and desire to decriminalize drugs could stand to draw a lot of hippies. Conservatives can already align with libertarians in terms of smaller government. If the media actually gave him any attention, and he made a good showing in a debate, I think he could take the election.

If all of Hawaii republicans voted for Gary Johnson that would send a huge message. We already know that Tump won't get Hawaii so why not send a message by voting Libertarian?

Ever hear of the electoral college?

Trump needs 67% of the electoral votes in battleground states.  There's NO WAY IN HELL Johnson would get that unless Trump drops dead and Hillary gets indicted before November.

The only message Hawaii will ever send is "We voted for Clinton the way Obama wanted us to.  Can we get Federal money to finish the rail, please?"
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General Discussion / Re: Hawaii On Target is definitely closed.
« on: July 21, 2016, 09:48:51 PM »
You have to pre pay for air time,  at least it is with time warner. You make a commercial give them the time slots you want it played. They play it in that time slot, they are requited to play x number of local vomerials per hour

It was a joke, so thanks :P
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General Discussion / Re: Hawaii On Target is definitely closed.
« on: July 21, 2016, 09:03:26 PM »
HOT commercial on Fox News today.

How much you want to bet the TV station isn't getting paid either!!??  >:D
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Political Discussion / Re: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION 2016
« on: July 21, 2016, 08:05:58 PM »
So you're saying voting for Trump and voting your conscience can't be the same thing?  In other words, if you vote for Trump, you MUST be voting AGAINST your conscience?

I think you already know the answer to your questions.  You picked out one phrase and ignored the rest of the comment IN BOLD ITALICS.

Cruz could have just as easily passed on speaking at the convention.  He could have refused to endorse Trump without speaking to the nation.  But, you don't go into another candidate's nomination convention and encourage people to vote for candidates "up and down the ticket".  Ticket is a PARTY list.  If he wanted to include Democrat candidates, he would have said "ballot". 

It's a party convention with one purpose:  To nominate Donald Trump as the party's official candidate for President in 2016.  If you think "vote your conscience" was intended to tell people it's okay to vote for Trump, well, I doubt the people at the convention or watching it on TV needed to be told that.
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I'm dumbfounded how you still try to remove any sort of responsibility from the police even after they have admitted to shooting on purpose.


I'm trying to figure out how my call to "wait and find out what really happened," gets translated by you into "try[ing] to remove any sort of responsibility from the police"!   :rofl:

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I'm suspicious of how the video posted shows:

- the worker on the ground, on his back & with hands raised,
- the group home "escapee" sitting next to the worker and having outbursts you expect from some of those with autism, but
- NO VIDEO OF THE SHOOTING!??

How do you post "before" and "after" video, but there's no video of the actual shooting?

Things that make you go "Hmmmm."

In the past, people have posted only the video that tells the side of the story they want to tell.  In this case, I'd think the person doing the video would want the truth made public.    ???
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Off Topic / Re: Electricity Bill ?
« on: July 21, 2016, 05:21:37 PM »
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Off Topic / Re: Electricity Bill ?
« on: July 21, 2016, 04:12:09 PM »
You guys play games on your desktops? Cuz I don't and have been using laptops for years. They drain very little power.

Almost everything is negligible nowadays with modern electronics.

The most expensive things are air conditioner, water heater, cook stove / oven, clothes dryer, and MAYBE your large TV if you leave it on most of the day.

Some simple energy saving tips.  These are basic, but make sure you at least start here ...

https://hawaiienergy.com/for-homes/tips-to-save-energy
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you mean treated them as guilty until proved otherwise.

Tomato  ::  Tomattow

Guilty  ::  "Unknown Threat based on a call someone had a gun"
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Off Topic / Re: Bubba's Jetpack
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:32:25 PM »
3000 foot range....call me when it can take me 20 miles so I can sell my car.

3000 ft is the ceiling.

Range is 30km - 50km (18-31 miles).  So it will get you to work and back as long as you limit round trip to that or gas up before the return flight (automobile gas).   :thumbsup:


http://www.martinjetpack.com/sales/manned-jetpack0.html
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Off Topic / Re: Massive LinkedIn Data Breach
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:12:56 PM »
System hiccup (dupe)
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Off Topic / Re: Massive LinkedIn Data Breach
« on: July 21, 2016, 03:01:11 PM »
I just got word from Life Lock that there was a massive data breach at LinkedIn and that my username and password were among the 16.5 million usernames and passwords for sale on a website on the dark web.  :o :o :o

I went through and changed my usernames and passwords but still it is kinda scary to think about it.   :shake: :shake: :shake:

Some sources reported it's much higher:  167 million username/password pairs.

http://fortune.com/2016/05/18/linkedin-data-breach-email-password/
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If the guy shot was white would we even be hearing this as new

Good example of  a rhetorical question!

As Sheriff Clarke says, Obama is NOT the President of all the people -- only of "his people".  And the media does everything they can to support Obama and his message.

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Don't bother trying to rationalize this poor decision process, if this were anyone besides a cop doing this they would be in jail and the majority of the 2A community would condemn the shooter for it.


Once again, let's wait and find out what really happened.  There is a video with a significant pause in  the middle and no explanation about what caused that.  Is that where the autistic person jumped up and the therapist lunged to pull him back down? 

Wait, be patient, and hold off judgment until then.  Otherwise, you are being as quick to judge others in the same way you accuse them of judging you, the public.
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Cop shouldn't have even had his weapon off safe.

I disagree.  He should have had it off safety if his sights were on target.  Since he hit the guy on the ground, I assume he was already in that mode.

I was trained to disengage the safety once you begin to acquire the target in your sights.  Safety goes on after your firearm is at the ready or about to be holstered (handgun obviously).

Reason is, if you suddenly need to fire, most people will try pulling the trigger before remembering the safety is on.  That's a delay that could cost a good guy his life -- maybe even you.

  His finger being on the trigger is another thing entirely.
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Political Discussion / Re: IS HILLARY GUILTY?
« on: July 21, 2016, 01:25:00 PM »
She used a cloth to wipe the drives clean!!!  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

When the "best qualified to be President" candidate has been in government for 40 years, served as Secretary of State, and was a US Senator pulls the "Dumb Blonde" act, it's all you need to know about her.  Either she's incompetent or lying about things she should have learned long before being in the Senate.

I wonder how many bills she's voted on that affected our national security.  Was she thinking "I hope the Chinese don't have rags, or we'll never get that critical information!"
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Off Topic / Re: Electricity Bill ?
« on: July 21, 2016, 01:18:40 PM »
upgrade your power supply to a Titanium
 rated PSU.

I just picked up a Corsair HX1000i power supply, which is rated 80PLUS Platinum.  That is about 2-3% more energy waste than the Titanium as long as the power load is 10% or more below max load.

For the difference in price, it would be in most people's financial interest to go Platinum.  If you run well below the max load rating, it'll take much longer to realize any cost savings before it's time to get another supply.
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Political Discussion / Re: Man shoots at ‘Pokemon Go’ players
« on: July 21, 2016, 12:35:20 PM »
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Hawaii News Now FB headline for this story:  A new video of a police shooting in Miami is spurring widespread outrage.

I believe the "outrage" would be limited to "demand for answers":: if not for the media & social media.
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Political Discussion / Re: IS HILLARY GUILTY?
« on: July 21, 2016, 12:13:13 PM »
She learned from the best. Enron. Worldcom. Heck, Building 7!

Don't forget that rash of "crashed" hard drives and "missing" backups all around the Obama administration:  IRS, VA, Federal Elections Commission, ....  It's like hard drives of people under subpoena or being deposed experience this problem at the worst possible time -- almost as if it's planned!
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