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Off Topic / There are 4 US States Which Were Once Independent Nations
« on: July 05, 2022, 10:39:56 AM »
Hawaii is only one of the four states that were once independent nations. The others are California, Texas, and Vermont.

If Hawaii is ever granted sovereign nation status, how long before the others follow suit?

Can of worms ...
General Discussion / Re: Karl Rhoads want SCOTUS to cancel 2A
« on: July 05, 2022, 10:33:17 AM »
Voter apathy is very prevalent, especially in Hawaii.  These politicians get elected because many Hawaii voters don't care enough yet they are quick to grumble and complain.  It's a vicious and horrible cycle.

The worst is the voter who selects a "D" or "R" or any other party affiliate and don't even look at, know, or research the name alongside of it. 

Or the voters who are too lazy and trust their organizations and unions to do the selections for them.

Many politicians get elected because people simply don't vote.  They feel their vote doesn't count.  And now with all the hoopla about the 2020 election, the integrity, transparency, and the faith of fair and honorable elections got thrown out the door.

There's another side to that.  People don't want to run in Hawaii as a Republican because the outcome is too often predetermined.  As you said, people tend to vote down party lines.  If 70% or more of the district is registered Democrats, a Republican candidate would be wasting precious time and money trying to win election.

It would take someone who has broad name recognition and enough independent wealth on their own or with wealthy backers to even try to unseat a long time incumbent Dem.  Look at the make up of the Hawaii Legislature and Senate, then tell me what the chances that voters will suddenly make a non-partisan decision.

As you said, unions are such a big factor, you'd have a hard time finding a race that didn't go they way union bosses wanted.
After Hutchinson’s testimony, many of her salacious claims were rebuffed by those with the
knowledge of what actually happened.

Much of Hutchinson’s testimony was hearsay and second-hand information that she heard
from someone else but did not witness herself.

One of the most spectacular parts of her testimony came when she accused Trump of grabbing
for the steering wheel of the presidential limo after being told that he could not go to the Capitol
on January 6, 2020, and then grabbing for the throat of Secret Service agent Bobby Engel.

But within hours of her testimony, Engel said that the incident she spoke of never happened.

Engel, the agent who was driving the presidential SUV, and Trump security official Tony Ornato
both disputed Hutchin’s allegations and said they would testify under oath that no agent was
assaulted and Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.

A third official, former Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann, disputed Hutchinson’s
claim that she wrote a note for Trump to read on January 6.

Herschmann said the note was written by him, not Hutchinson.

LOL!  If this is what drinking the Kool-aid looks like, I'll have another glass!  SWEEEEET!  The truth will Trump the Dems in Congress yet again.

Nobody will be charged with perjury.  Nobody on that side of the aisle will be asked to step down.  There are two justice systems in the nation.  One for the politically connected which doesn't punish their members, and the other for their enemies which files charges for just looking at someone wrong.

Someone on the Left thought Orwell's 1984 was a good plan, and now their plan is nearly complete.  If they could only get those damn guns taken away!
I watched on the news where they implied they could wait until next legislative session next year
I hope that is not true

The longer they drag their feet, the more of a chance for (1) lawsuits against the state/county, and (2) other states being sued and having their new gun laws ruled against, meaning HI lawmakers would be stupid to go down the same road.

If something is unconstitutional, they either have to halt the practice, or make changes to it immediately.  If they don't change the law now, they are going to have to stop requiring any reasons for firearm carry licenses.  To just do nothing until later isn't going to wash.
General Discussion / Re: Comment Fire mission: Civil Beat
« on: July 05, 2022, 10:01:12 AM »
They make up the rules as they go along, and they allow all sorts of name calling and personal attacks from the left but will ban us if we reply in kind. Usually it's against my personal code to use more than one account but they basically forced my hand by repeatedly suspending me for a week. I figure if half my comments never make it through then it's okay to use multiple accounts, especially when you have DNC mouth pieces straight up lying all the time and nobody is allowed to call them out on it.

It also depends who's working the comments. Some mods deny everything, mostly on the weekends. On weekdays sometimes I'm surprised on what makes it through.

What I did notice is that politicians are paying attention, and it's always interesting to see them spontaneously address points that were in the previous week's comments. A lot of swamp creatures live in a bubble and this is one of the few forums where they get a glimpse of what's going on in the outside world even though it's heavily edited.

There were some excellent comments from our side today btw.

What bothers me most is that the commenters for the most part aren't bothering to read the posts that came before them.  I can't count how many of them trotted out the "Second Amendment only applies to a militia" argument.

I posted the counter argument to that, about how the right to keep and bear arms applies to "the people".  It doesn't say "the right of the militia to keep and bear arms."  But, people persisted every other post to repeat their misinterpretation over and over.

It's impossible to even have an honest and well-thought-out conversation with anyone due to the arbitrary post limit per person.

I've avoided most comment sections for all news orgs mainly on principle, but also due to the futility of the exercise.  In principle, I hate giving clicks to Left-leaning, Democrat-supporting "news rags".  They make money while banning the people who know more than the author of the article.  And there's little to no chance of changing anyone's mind who's reading and posting in the comments.  They "felt the need" to express an opinion, troll everyone, or call the people they don't like names. 

You're right about the standards enforcement.  One guy posted how anyone wanting to carry firearms is a "Barney Fife" who doesn't have the skills to safely us it in public (project much?).  Then he says they are all bullies and Rambo wannabes who are weak.  How is any of that not insulting and off-point?  It's pure character assassination aimed at one side of the argument.  Was his comment deleted?  Nope.
Interesting and need to wait for more info.

For face value, he's at Trump events, so that would mean he's a Trump supporter.  But then again his style isn't your usual Trump supporter (goth, punk, emo), but more Antifa.  Then you have to add in that his style may be because he's an artist.  This would be the first not GOP leaning active shooter in a while.

I would like to know what priors he has since the PD had his mug shot, or is that a drivers license photo.

If we minus the parade shooting, death toll in Chiraq is 7 dead and 54 shot over the 3 day weekend, which is the normal.

We need to get away from labeling evil and sick people who commit acts of violence as Left-wing or Right-wing.  In almost all cases, that's irrelevant.  Not everyone is a zealot for or against one political camp. This person didn't shoot up the US Capitol, a Federal Building, or any other Trump vs. Biden landmark.  He targeted innocent people lining the streets to watch an Independence Day Parade.

Who gives a lick WHAT party or President he liked?  The picture of him at a Trump rally dressed as Waldo (Where's Waldo?) doesn't say "Trump Supporter."  It says, "Look at me pretending to be a Trump supporter at his rally."

From his tats to his "music" and now his apparent lack of any motive for the shooting (so far), trying to draw lines to some political entity is premature.

The Left is great at immediately drawing those lines with zero evidence to back them up.  The first to say it usually gets the most people to listen.

We need to understand that being a Trump, Biden, Obama or Clinton voter/supporter is meaningless unless there's evidence (like a confession) that states the shooting was politically motivated.  But then you have to ask whether you can believe a deranged mass shooter.

'Nuff said.   :shaka:
General Discussion / Re: Comment Fire mission: Civil Beat
« on: July 04, 2022, 11:11:13 PM »
Well, now.  Isn't this special?

I re-read the rules:
Please limit the number of times you comment per story so everyone has a chance to participate
without feeling like they are in the middle of an argument between just a few people.

Nice.  No limit is specified in the rules, but for me, they arbitrarily set it at "3".

Looks like I might need some more sock puppets ....   :geekdanc: :geekdanc: :geekdanc: :geekdanc: :geekdanc: :geekdanc: :geekdanc:
An obvious product of the gender and sexual behavior confusion being taught in schools now.

When you want to get noticed for being odd, the whole Extreme Left agenda is hard to compete with!  It's understandable going postal becomes an option.

This is why we need to force the government and media to put a lid on any mention of the name, motives, MO and social media posts of the "suspect".  How much you wanna bet this was a copycat event?  No specific motive, just wanted to make a name for itself.

I don't know, but that seems to be a likelihood with many young shooters.
General Discussion / Re: Comment Fire mission: Civil Beat
« on: July 04, 2022, 05:20:07 PM »
I posted 4-5 comments, most of them trying to persuade people to rethink their positions based on real facts, not just talking points and slogans
(not in those words -- tried to be precise and relevant).

I had one comment deleted.  The others took a really long time to be reviewed.  I think I have 1 or 2 still waiting.

The deleted comment may have had a few words in caps, which I do for emphasis rather than shouting.  That comment was deleted seconds after submission, so it had to be something like that.  Nobody could have reported it nor could someone else review it that fast.

So, re-read the standards for comments and be careful.  Sometimes it's not what you said, but how you tried to type it so the meaning was obvious.

 :thumbsup: :shaka:
General Discussion / Re: Happy Independence Day
« on: July 04, 2022, 10:53:28 AM »
Celebrate independence from all Tyranny, be it Hawaiian monarchs, Democrat, or Republican governments,  et al.
God made a very small set of rules. that are sensible and easy to understand.
Men enslaved us.
Happy fourth!  Ignore man's rules and celebrate freedom!.
Hopefully I don't have to chase down cattle and donkeys tonight.

Did you buy that Donkey just so you could abuse it?   :geekdanc: :rofl:

Family of 5 were among the dead.

Killer climbed a ladder and shot into the crowd from a building's rooftop.
One report says at least 6 dead.

25 miles north of Chicago -- go figure.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Independence Day
« on: July 04, 2022, 10:07:22 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Karl Rhoads want SCOTUS to cancel 2A
« on: July 04, 2022, 01:07:59 AM »
I don't know how much more simply the meaning of the Second Amendment can be explained.

Maybe Rhodes should get on YouTube for something other than cat videos.

General Discussion / Re: Had it with Brownells
« on: July 03, 2022, 11:15:49 PM »
Another video that goes into pretty much the same subject.

UPS drops firearm companies and will "destroy packages"
... Something is off about this...

You are missing the point and arguing points that don't even matter.

I'm missing the point?

This is my thread, genius!

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Can't blame these new gen politicians. They got education based on "gender equality" "racial justice" etc. They have no education about the real world. They got into power because they saw an empty seat playing musical chairs and other opportunities.

The problem with that "explanation" is Joe Biden has been in the Democrat Party since 1969, the same year Apollo 11 landed on the Moon! 

In 1971, he was sworn in to the 4th district seat on the New Castle County Council in Delaware.

In 1973, at age 29, he was elected to the US Senate.  He turned 30 that November just in time to be sworn in, as that's the minimum age prescribed in the Constitution to be a Senator.

He remained a Senator until 2009 when he was elected as Obama's VP.

So, when you do the math, from 1973 to 2022, Biden's been in government office almost 50 years.  Make it almost 46, if you exclude his "semi-retirement" between Obama/Biden leaving office and Biden being sworn in as Resident.

You'd think half a century in "the game" would have made him the most formidable elected official in the country.

Instead, we get, "C'mon, man!"

Meanwhile, Kamala makes a joke out of high gas prices.

Preparedness and Survival / Re: Equipment
« on: July 03, 2022, 01:58:05 PM »
CMO pretty well summed it up
"Your mind is your greatest asset.  The ability to think when times are bad and to notice what others are doing.  I'm not worried about the food being gone, I'm worried what other people will do once food is gone."
I have a plan and it doesn't include all that fancy expensive stuff.
Mine is old fashion "KISS".
plus there is one thing else,
I am an old man and I don't give a shit anymore.
Remember the saying about "never pick a fight with an old man"?

Anyway, the thing I always point to with such gear is, if you have all your preps laid out on the living room floor, which would be your highest priority to take if you have to leave on foot?  Anything you carry will add to the weight and bulk, so thousands of rounds of ammo, 15 guns and all that body armor isn't going to be at the top of my list.

When you're spending your money, it makes more sense to get the higher priced things if they save on weight and bulkiness.  Ever go hiking with a 50 lb backpack, up and down hills, in and out of heavily wooded areas with rocks, downed trees and holes that can twist an ankle every 20 feet or so?  Ever go hunting with a rifle that weighs over 5 lbs?

Remember the opening scenes from the movie Platoon where Elias (Willem Dafoe) went to each noob and told them what to leave behind before they went on patrol?  You'll die of heatstroke trying to pack everything you "might" need. 

Now, if you have a bug-out vehicle with room to carry stuff and are sure you'll never have to abandon it (no gas, flat tires, or mechanical failure), then load up!  Just be aware that may make you a bigger target for the "have nots."

Learning to travel by air with just one carry-on suitcase was difficult for me to learn.  Packing for a week meant at least one big checked bag.  Now I can go for 1-2 weeks with a single carry-on suitcase.  Of course, If I have a firearm, the bag can be larger since I have to check it anyway.

The thing is, I had to force myself to make do with what I'd brought.  I'd leave behind most toiletries except for bare essentials should I be stuck overnight somewhere and buy what I needed wherever I was.  The clothes I traveled in were chosen so I could wear them for casual outings.  I'd pick two sets of clothes for my meetings, and enough clean underwear/T-shirts for 4 days.  I could wash everything halfway into the trip and have clean clothes for a whole week.  Undershirts help keep your shirts clean longer, too.

I can't tell you how nice it was to bypass baggage claim and be able to manage all my luggage easily as I went to rental car counters and hotel check-ins.  Being able to carry everything in one trip rather than needing a car, cart or assistance makes traveling much nicer overall.

I try to apply that to my bug-out planning.  Minimize, reduce, and prioritize.  Think about water alone.  That stuff is HEAVY!  So, either you know where you can get more along the way, or you leave something else behind to carry water.  Simple example.

Ask yourself, how can you call a fetus a "clump of cells" when it's obvious you can't KILL something that's NOT ALIVE?

Unborn Victims of Violence Act

The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-212) is a United States law that
recognizes an embryo or fetus in utero as a legal victim, if they are injured or killed during the
commission of any of over 60 listed federal crimes of violence. The law defines "child in utero"
as "a member of the species Homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in
the womb."[1]

The law is codified in two sections of the United States Code: Title 18, Chapter 1 (Crimes), §1841
(18 USC 1841) and Title 10, Chapter 22 (Uniform Code of Military Justice) §919a (Article 119a).
The law applies only to certain offenses over which the United States government has jurisdiction,
including certain crimes committed on federal properties, against certain federal officials and
employees, and by members of the military. In addition, it covers certain crimes that are defined
by statute as federal offenses wherever they occur, no matter who commits them, such as certain
crimes of terrorism. Because of principles of federalism embodied in the United States Constitution,
federal criminal law does not apply to crimes prosecuted by the individual U.S. states, although
38 states also recognize the fetus or "unborn child" as a crime victim, at least for purposes of homicide
or feticide.[2]

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