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Off Topic / RIP Kirstie Alley
« on: Today at 04:52:51 PM »
Alley died of cancer that was only recently discovered, her children True and Lillie Parker said in a post on Twitter.

She was 71.

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning ‘Cheers’ star, dies at 71
She made her film debut in 1982′s “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.”

General Discussion / Should You Carry? Seven Things to Consider...
« on: December 02, 2022, 09:13:03 PM »

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A new bill would put an end to NRA instructors in New York.

Political Discussion / NY Going After Online Ammo Companies
« on: November 27, 2022, 02:59:48 PM »
This is what tyranny looks like.  This more than justifies the purpose of the 2nd Amendment.

Is it any wonder why tyrants will never stop trying to remove guns from the public, the Constitution be damned?

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Why is it the vast majority of these "mistakes" tend to favor Democrats but almost never Republicans?

In Tulsa County, OK, the Sheriff's Department was called because ONLY NON-REPUBLICANS were being provided city council race ballots.  Democrats, independents, and other party affiliated voters were given the "yellow ballot" for that district's council race, but no Republican voters were.

According to the briefing, about 35-40 voters were affected before the "mistake" was corrected, and the poll workers replaced with others.

There's a criminal investigation into the conduct to see if this can be prosecuted, because all poll workers signed a letter stating they understood the rules of the election and what ballots were to be provided to each group of voters.  City Council is a non-partisan race, so every voter is allowed to vote that ballot.

Imagine if nobody caught this early enough to prevent hundreds of ballots being wrongly withheld from Republicans.

Imagine if a person stuffing the envelopes for mail-in ballots omitted a local ballot from all registered Republicans?

I don't think this sounds like another "mistake".  I think someone, possibly the chief poll worker giving the orders, was getting paid to swing an election, and allowing only Dems to vote might have favored one candidate over others.

This will be interesting to see if anyone goes to jail or gets fined.  Regardless, this is ONE county in ONE state.  How many more are seeing similar "irregularities" but not getting any national attention?

And the Dems say there's no integrity issue with our elections -- until, of course, when THEY lose!

This is interesting ...

Off Topic / Oh, the Pressure!
« on: November 20, 2022, 07:34:40 PM »
My TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) warning light came on again.  Seems to light up about every year or so.

The recommended amount of air pressure for my Tacoma OEM tires is 29 PSI.  Tires front and rear are P265/65R17.

The tire wall states max PSI is 40.

First thing:  how the heck do all 4 tires lose the exact same amount of air over the same time span?  I know I inflated them every time to the same pressure, yet all 4 tires tonight read 22.0 lbs.  One tried to tell me if was at 22.5, but after 2 more readings, it had lost enough air to match the others  :rofl:.

Does anyone else have this happen?  Identical pressure loss on all 4 tires?  I've owned cars since 1978 and put air in my mom's car since I was old enough to know how.  I can't remember ever seeing all 4 tires being low and reading the same pressure.  My current tires have been very consistent in the air they all lose.

This isn't a problem, of course.  Just something that has me curious.

Second thing:  I always put 1 lb more than the recommended PSI.  If it recommends 29, I inflate to 30.  The max is another 10 lbs over that, so I'm not even close.  For winter driving in cold climates, they recommend an additional 3-5 lbs each since you can lose 1 lb per 10 degrees of temperature drop.  Although, in my experience, if you're driving over ice and snow, slightly lower pressure helps traction at slow speeds.

So, my question is:  Do you inflate your tires to the recommended PSI in the owner's manual or on the door label?  Or do you have a preferred +/- adjustment?

BTW, before I had TPM, I could usually tell when I needed air when my tires started to squeal going around corners in parking garages.   :geekdanc: :thumbsup:
Oldest American White House Resident in history.

I'm not against having an elder in charge of the country, but 80?

Plus, there's too much evidence that he's not as mentally sharp as the job demands.

I remember when people and the press made Reagan's age an issue, but heaven forbid an even older Democrat have his age scrutinized.

Legal and Activism / Is Hawaii Crime being Mis-categorized?
« on: November 15, 2022, 11:05:37 AM »
I get a Safety Report from Ring every week.

They categorize the included police reports as "Crime," "Safety" and "Animal."

Under "Crime," they have "Violent" and "Non-Violent."

Examples of Crimes reported:

- Arrest: Assault, Family
- Assault 2
- Terroristic Threatening
- Bank Robbery: Man passed a note to teller demanding money

The first 3 are in the category "Non-violent."

The man passing a note to a bank teller and leaving with the loot was classified "Violent."

So, in Hawaii, ASSAULT is NON-VIOLENT, but a note passed to a bank teller is VIOLENT.

General Discussion / John Wick / Chapter 4 -- Coming March 24th, 2023
« on: November 12, 2022, 01:45:06 PM »
Resident Biden, leading up to the midterms, loudly and boldly announced HE is forgiving the student loans of specific students with outstanding loans.

When he first announced this scheme, it was criticized as being unconstitutional, because he doesn't have the authority to forgive debts owed to the banks carrying the debt.  In fact, "forgiveness" is a misnomer.  He wants to pay off a portion of the student loan using tax payer monies.  That's a gift from the government to a select group of borrowers.  Nothing more.  The borrowers will still be on the hook for the remaining balance of their loans, some upwards of 3-5 times what would have been paid for.  The lenders would get all that money, so nothing was "forgiven." 

Additionally, it would shift the burden of paying those tuitions and other school costs from the people who promised to pay it back to ALL tax payers, most of whom did not take out such loans.  Joe the Plumber and Jane the Waitress will be paying for Miranda the Twitter Censor's student loans while being unable to afford to send their own kids to college.  Not even close to fair.

Now, a federal judge in Texas has ruled OFFICIALLY Biden's loan forgiveness scheme is unconstitutional.  Big shock -- not!  Most people already saw this for what it was -- a midterm election promise to throw tax payer money at you if you Kept the Dems in power.

Federal Judge Strikes Down
Student Loan Forgiveness Program

A federal judge in Texas handed the Biden administration a defeat, declaring the
student loan forgiveness plan unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman
ruled in favor of two plaintiffs who sued the government after they failed to qualify
to have $10,000 in student loans forgiven.

Pittman said that President Joe Biden overstepped his constitutional authority
when he authorized the Department of Education to forgive loans for borrowers
who earn less than $125,000 a year.

"The program is thus an unconstitutional exercise of Congress's legislative power
and must be vacated," wrote Judge Mark Pittman. "In this country, we are not ruled
by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone."

The Biden administration has stopped taking applications while the Justice Department
appealed the ruling.
Facebook's parent is fined nearly $25M for
violating a campaign finance disclosure law

In addition, the state asked for attorney fees totaling more than $10M.  That requested amount will be decided on later.

They violated the same election law 822 times between 2019 and 2021!  This is not the first time Washington State sued the company,  They were sued in 2018 for violating the EXACT SAME LAW.

In 2018, following Ferguson's first lawsuit, Facebook agreed to pay $238,000 and committed to transparency in campaign finance and political advertising. It subsequently said it would stop selling political ads in the state rather than comply with the requirements.

Nevertheless, the company continued selling political ads, and Ferguson sued again in 2020.

Too bad the state didn't go after them for punitive damages, since the laws broken had an obvious impact on the 2020 election.  But, we can't talk about election interference when the Dems win, can we?

A Washington state judge on Wednesday fined Facebook parent company Meta nearly $25 million
for repeatedly and intentionally violating campaign finance disclosure law, in what is believed to be
the largest campaign finance penalty in U.S. history.

Political Discussion / S#!t Biden Says
« on: November 06, 2022, 01:05:19 AM »
So worth a watch in case you missed these Bidenisms....

The simplest explanation is often the correct one.

The White House tried to affect the election next week by bragging about increased Social Security benefits.  They stated "...through President Biden's leadership...", giving Seniors and other beneficiaries the false impression that it was Biden's willful actions that caused the increase and not the automatic increase tied to the rate of inflation.

And Democrats were worried about Trump?  This is election interference, when the incumbent lies to the nation in order to sway voters.

There's no other rational explanation.  I guess they didn't anticipate Twitter's lack of cooperation, now that Musk is at the helm.  Under previous management, any opposing opinions would have been deleted or marked as fake news -- without any evidence.

A watchdog group is calling for a federal investigation into a tweet that the White House
deleted this week, arguing that the Biden administration may have violated the Presidential
Records Act.

Protect the Public’s Trust, a nonpartisan organization, argued there are “serious questions”
over whether presidential record-keeping protocols were properly followed before the White
House on Wednesday deleted the widely mocked tweet taking credit for a boost in retirees’
Social Security checks.

The Nov. 1 tweet is “almost certainly a record that belongs to the public and subject to the
Act’s destruction protocol,” the group wrote in a letter sent to the heads of the National
Archives and Records Administration and the Office of Government Ethics on Friday.
The Biden administration deleted the tweet after social media users pointed out the increase
Social Security benefits was tied to decades-high inflation.​

“Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through
President Biden’s leadership,” read the tweet from the official White House account.
According to the Presidential Records Act, a commander-in-chief can only dispose of White
House records “once the views of the Archivist of the United States on the proposed disposal
have been obtained in writing.”
Protect the Public’s Trust argues that the White House’s explanation for deleting the tweet,
claiming that it was “not complete” and missing “context,” leaves “serious questions whether
it was deleted to save the Administration embarrassment or avoid criticism and whether the
proper protocols were followed.”
Republican Candidate's Kids Almost Killed After
Gunman Opens Fire at his North Carolina Home

This, after a political opponent aired an ad shot outside the Republican's HOME!   ???

Political Discussion / Democrats Don't Want Biden to Campaign for Them
« on: November 03, 2022, 07:19:51 PM »
This must be from some Fake News, Right Wing, Fascist news agency, huh?[

Oh, wait!  MSN is far Left extremist.  Never mind!

Biden is making a last-ditch effort to rally Democrats as election forecasters predict Republicans
will win control of the House in next Tuesday's election. And the battle to control the Senate is

But most Democratic candidates have held the president at arms' length amid worries his low
approval ratings and voter anger over his stewardship of the economy could bounce back on them.
General Discussion / Anyone ever see purple fence posts or poles?
« on: October 29, 2022, 11:02:17 AM »
I read an article from explaining the meaning of purple fence posts.  They advise if you ever come across these to turn around and avoid that area.

Anyone ever see such a thing?  This was new to me, but appears to be common in at least 16 states.

I'll post a comment on what the article's explanation is.  Just wanted to see if anyone else knew about this "phenomenon." 

Political Discussion / It's Official: Democrats Are The Extremists Today
« on: October 28, 2022, 10:58:54 AM »
It's Official: Democrats Are The Extremists Today
Partisanship: Everyone knows that the country is more politically polarized than ever,
but most don't know why. Data from the highly respected Pew Research Center provides a
definitive answer. It's because Democrats have moved sharply to the extreme left.

The Pew report — titled "The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider" — is the
latest in a decades-long series of surveys it has conducted to gauge people's views on various
key issues, including the size of government, immigration, corporate profits, race relations. The
authors of the report note the "divisions between Republicans and Democrats on fundamental
political values ... reached record levels during Barack Obama's presidency. In Donald Trump's
first year as president, these gaps have grown even larger."

Given the way politics gets reported these days, it's easy to conclude that the widening gap
is the result of Republicans become more extreme in their views. That is, after all, a mantra
among Democrats and the press
. The GOP is the party of racist, sexist, xenophobic, right-
wing extremists, we hear over and over again, while Democrats are but humble centrists.

The Pew data, however, make it clear that the shift toward the extreme
has happened among Democrats, not Republicans.

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