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General Discussion / Re: "I'm a federal agent"
« on: August 11, 2022, 01:59:43 PM »
What ever happened to that TV show? America's Funniest Home Videos? :rofl:

Would a police body cam video qualify as a "home video?"
General Discussion / Re: will this happen with CCW
« on: August 11, 2022, 01:50:56 PM »
Not sure how popular this point of view is but I'm a firm believer of "abuse it, and you lose it" doctrine.

But yeah, all it takes is one bad CCW holder and all of a sudden all CCW holders are cold blooded killers itching to shoot somebody.

I agree with the "abuse it, lose it" theory -- for the individuals that abuse it.  Punishing everyone who did nothing wrong because of others' bad acts is about as wrong as anything can be.

Historically, the US doesn't see anywhere near the number of CCW holders committing crimes as we do people without permits.  I'd also wager the number of times a CCW holder protects themselves or others from a threat far exceeds the number of times a CCW holder commits a violent crime.

We know the people with issued permits (excluding Constitutional Carry) have passed a thorough background check, have no history of criminal convictions or domestic violence, and normally had to demonstrate proficiency with their firearm.  Given that, if I had to choose from a pool of strangers who I'd trust to follow the law, it's the CCW holders.  I know nothing about the non-permit-holders other than they don't legally carry.
Off Topic / Re: Prey - Predator 5 trailer
« on: August 11, 2022, 01:29:38 PM »

I did not get my franchises mixed up. Re-read!

It was a JOKE!

Geesh!  and Swoooooosh!

Off Topic / Re: Prey - Predator 5 trailer
« on: August 11, 2022, 01:17:02 PM »
So how was the movie?

I didn't want to be "that guy" who posts a bunch of spoilers before everyone else has a chance to see it first.

First impressions:  They used a LOT of the same plot devices from the first Predator movie, but once you're convinced the scene is a blatant rip-off from the original, they take you in an unexpected direction.  I like a movie where I can't predict what's going to happen scene-to-scene.

Bottom line:  I liked it.  The ending, as with almost every movie the last 20+ years, could have had a better wrap-up.

Obviously the script writer is a Millennial.  Many of the phrases used were current slang, something I highly doubt anyone a few hundred years ago would have used, much less Native Americans.

p.s. I think the Skullcandy headphones made a big difference in being able to enjoy the movie.  I could crank the volume and enjoy the bass effects without disturbing the neighbors .... and their neighbors ... and so on!   :geekdanc:
General Discussion / Re: Making the world worse for firearms owners
« on: August 11, 2022, 01:01:49 PM »
This is the first time I ever read the words "brandishing" and "nail gun" used together.

HI law states "belief". NV law doesnt.  So in theory, it would be easier to articulate why he used deadly force if this were HI law.

Im surprised he still hasnt been arrested or charged. Maybe NV has a non corrupt prosecutor.

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NV has a Castle Doctrine that says you have no duty to retreat from your HOME OR VEHICLE before using deadly force against an intruder despite the perceived or actual intent of the intruder.  I see nothing like this for businesses.  The "stabber" had the chance to flee, but he chose to remain and fight.  I don't think that's within the law for self defense.
Off Topic / Re: Prey - Predator 5 trailer
« on: August 10, 2022, 10:15:22 PM »
Hey hey hey, have some respect!

They are not just called the "alien".

They are the Yautja.

And sometimes the Hish-Qu-Ten.

(LOL I'm just screwing with you, hahahaha, I happened to see that when Googling around LOL)

Hey, let's not get our franchises confused.

Prey is part of the Predator franchise.

Alien is a whole other story ... if you don't count that one movie with the "merged" plot!   :geekdanc:.
Off Topic / Re: Prey - Predator 5 trailer
« on: August 10, 2022, 09:06:41 PM »
I decided to wait until my new headphones arrived before watching Prey.  I'm watching now.

OMFG!   :shake:

I got the Skullcandy Crusher EVO Sensory Bass Headphones from Costco Online:

They are on sale at Costco for $50 off, making them a great value depending on your needs.

I have the bass slider control just barely above the lowest setting, and my head is literally being shaken by the sound!  I thought someone was behind me messing with me (and I'm alone!).   :wacko:

I called Costco on Sunday to check, and was told they don't carry them in the warehouse now.  So I placed my order that night and they came today.  Now they are showing out of stock on the Costco site.

Guess I got lucky!  So far, they are everything I want in a BT wireless over-the-ear headphones for TV, movies, music, and phone calls.

Off Topic / Re: Power outage Waipahu
« on: August 10, 2022, 08:00:36 PM »
What happens when climate change dictates that the wind dies and the sun won't shine.

Do we go back to coal and oil again? ;)

According to the extremists, we just die off, because we deserve it for causing the disaster.

Political Discussion / Re: Trump Pleads the 5th
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:46:19 PM »
Hillary and her staff, lawyers and contractors didn't need to plead the 5th.  The FBI handed out immunity agreements left and right without a single person ever being charged with any crime whatsoever.

Immunity agreements have one purpose -- to shield someone from prosecution so they will agree to testify about others' crimes, which essentially means they have no call to plead the fifth.

Why were so many immunity deals struck for her email servers, classified mishandling and illegal communications on unauthorized devices without a single charge resulting from them?  Hmmm..... 

The FBI should be investigated at least on that.
Off Topic / Re: Power outage Waipahu
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:36:19 PM »
IIRC the Coal plant is switching to Diesel.
I don't give a shit about Honolulu
I hope y'all starve and can't even burn wood to keep warm.
What does piss me off is you think you rule all the islands.

When was the last time you spent any time somewhere other than your island? 

I've been on Oahu since 1992, and I can't remember a single time I needed to burn cola, oil or wood to "keep warm."

Even though HECO corporation provides 95% of power in the state, each county has its own power production operations center.  On Hawaii Island (that's "The Big Island" for anyone not keeping up), the operations are managed by HELCO.  Those are the people responsible for your power plants.  HECO is responsible for Oahu.  I don't think either operations division tells the others what to do or what to charge.  Your bill reflects the cost to produce and distribute electricity in Hawaii County.  Oahu's problems have nothing to do with it.

BTW, HELCO is using wind and hydroelectric to "go green," whereas HECO/Oahu os creating a large number of solar farms to "go green" here.

General Discussion / Re: Register unregistered pistol
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:19:39 PM »
Or you want me to it to you for proper disposal.

See what happens when you ask for "serious answers?"

Off Topic / Re: Power outage Waipahu
« on: August 10, 2022, 04:09:16 PM »
As KHON2’s Always Investigating reports, replacement power projects are
behind schedule due to unexpected global events with supply chain issues,
so Oahu residents should prepare to pay even more for electricity this fall.

In the meantime, consumers can either cut back on power, try solar and
batteries, or pay more for oil-generated power — which costs as much as
five times more than coal.

LOL!  "Unexpected!?"  If it's a Hawaii-run project, any delay and cost overrun is 100% EXPECTED!

Trust the government to solve all your problems.  They almost never fail!  [/barf]
General Discussion / Re: Register unregistered pistol
« on: August 10, 2022, 03:58:38 PM »
Is it posisble to register a firearm that I had for 30 or 40 years.  Had it from back in the day and now I want to make it legal.  Serious answers needed.  PM me

Long gun, or handgun?

If you owned a long gun before July 1, 1994, it's already legal without registering due to it being grandfathered.  Handguns need to be registered.

If you take it in to be registered, the department will ask how you came to own it and possibly contact whoever transferred ownership to you to verify how and when it arrived in Hawaii.

If you decide to transfer/sell it to someone else, the new owner will register it.  It'll no longer be grandfathered.

That's how I remember it.  That's also on the Hawaii PD Website under exceptions:

*  Registration is not mandatory for rifles and shotguns acquired in the state
of Hawaiʻi prior to July 1994.  However, one permit per rifle or shotgun was
required for acquisitions between 1981 and July 1994.

*  Registration is not required for firearms designed to fire loose black powder
and for firearms manufactured before 1899, but permits are required.
Political Discussion / Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries to Hawaii
« on: August 10, 2022, 12:03:16 PM »
I've tried to order many items from Amazon that were either standalone batteries or products that contain batteries.

The regs on shipping these batteries via air are straightforward.  Yet, Amazon and its sellers summarily restrict shipping these items to Hawaii.  Once in a while I happen upon a listing that will ship here, but it takes time to click on each listing not knowing if anyone will ship here.

I ordered a pair of Bluetooth headphones from Costco this weekend.  They arrived today.  Here's what they did to comply with the "OMG! Lithium Batteries Inside!!" hysterical regs.  Why can't all electronics retailers figure this out?

Off Topic / Re: Power outage Waipahu
« on: August 10, 2022, 11:32:21 AM »
Power back after exactly 1 hour.
Probably a planned outage.

I have the HECO Android App on my phone.  The power here in Mililani was out a couple weeks ago from about 9:00pm until midnight, give or take.

I got ZERO notices from HECO.  I did, however, get notices from the Spectrum app telling me their network was down at the beginning of the power outage, and that they were up again when the power came on.

The HECO app is useful if you use it to REPORT or view existing outages, but the notifications suck.  You can also view your bill on it.

Just something to look into if interested.


Political Discussion / Re: Why are our local unions so anti 2a?
« on: August 10, 2022, 11:20:29 AM »
On a national level the 2A movement has problems. Posing with weapons, threating to shoot leaders of the country, threatening to use weapons against the country, supporting NRA corruption, going to your local Walmart like you are ready for war. Positioning weapons as tools of destruction and intimidation rather than a useful tool that should be respected and can be use for sporting and defense. I don't care if it is your right, strapping on all your weapons to go shopping at Walmart is stupid.

That has nothing at all to do with LOCAL UNIONS.

Are you posting this as a distraction so we don't discuss the actual topic?

 :stopjack: :stopjack: :stopjack:
Political Discussion / Re: FBI raid at Trump residence
« on: August 09, 2022, 11:57:52 PM »
Ok snowflakes, hang on to your tin foil hats. All you can talk about this issue is changing the subject. Swoosh, nothing to see in Trumps criminal activities. Lets switch to whining about Hillary and Obama and Hunter.   Such blind sheep you are!

What do YOU want to talk about?  I mean, besides insulting all of us because there's NOTHING YET RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC TO DISCUSS.

You just want to gloat because the same FBI that let Hildabeast off after the director enumerated ON NATIONAL TV/THE INTERNET all the ways she broke several laws is now going after the man many think will be Biden's political opponent in 2024.  How, exactly, is this anything other than yet another attempt at a political lynching of Donald Trump?

The DOJ, FBI and WH are strangely silent.  I remember when they couldn't get in front of the microphones fast enough when Hillary's emails were being investigated -- which was shoved upon Comey after USAG Lynch met with Bill Clinton on a plane the week Hillary was to testify.

The reason we are bringing up the Bidens and Clintons (since you can't figure it out) is not to distract, but to point out the blatant hypocrisy and political weaponizing of the DOJ, and how there's a different system of laws for each of us depending on whether we drink the Socialist/Democrat/Liberal Kool-aid or not.

Tell, us, oh wise one.  What do YOU know about the results of the raid on Trump's FL home?  Anything at all?  Want to discuss WHY that's so?
Political Discussion / Re: FBI raid at Trump residence
« on: August 09, 2022, 11:36:17 PM »
Racist Republicans are offensive.

Are you calling me a racist?
Political Discussion / Re: Why are our local unions so anti 2a?
« on: August 09, 2022, 11:34:40 PM »
Probably because some in the 2A movement come off as offensive and that causes problems when trying get support on issues. The 2A movement needs a lot of work on positioning.

Probably not.

People who only have an agenda can't be reasoned with.  No matter how we try to avoid offending such people, they will still be angry and resistant to change because they don't want to discuss or debate. They only want to make us change our minds and submit to their narrative -- no matter how ludicrous it may be.

But, enough about you. 

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