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Don't plan to "Bug out".  I already did that 35 some years ago.
But fir traveling you always want water, space blanket, and multi tool.
Food isn't the highest priority.  You can go a long time without food.
Remember the rule of "Threes".

Political Discussion / Re: Biden is Going to Be Impeached
« on: January 06, 2022, 09:58:58 AM »
I think the Dems would go scorched Earth.
Look at all the policies and laws they are trying to pass. They are only lining their pockets at the expense of American citizens.
Bad news is Hawaii will still be a Blue (as in depressed) State. We are too stupid and slow to realize things
"I think the Dems would go scorched Earth." 
They already have.
They been at open war with Americans since 2016.
We Americans are just too, moral and ethical to react to Democrats as you would when any
one attacks you.  We turn the other cheek.

I would impeach Biden, and subsequently Harris just to keep democrats and their media off-balance.
The only bills that will
get passed are the ones we all agree on, such as national defense.
All the rest will rot in committees.
A catatonic government is a good government.
General Discussion / Re: Canadians Aren’t Turning in Their Guns
« on: January 04, 2022, 10:58:30 AM »
I'm pretty sure nobody here has any of those nasty "assault" weapons so we have no concerns.
But I've noticed that much of the world where these guns are, compliance of bans isn't very wide spread.
Even in places where universal registration is required.
Perhaps Germany, Russia, China, and many other states has taught some of us a lesson,
give up your guns and you may very well die.
Personally I don't violate any Constitutional, Federal, state, or local laws.
However I would not consider anyone violating most of the gun laws in Hawaii
to be a criminal.
What is criminal,  is,  if they use guns to commit crimes
and hurt people.
Most Democrats can't comprehend that distinction. :grrr:

General Discussion / Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills someone
« on: January 03, 2022, 02:20:43 PM »
I wouldn't go with the annoying "Am I being detained, or am I free to go?" tirade.  I'd just tell them I'm willing to cooperate and answer all of their questions, but I'd like to consult my attorney and have them present before I say anything.

If you already gave them a vague statement, like "This stranger threatened me with that knife, and I shot him in self defense," that's all you need to say at the scene.  Save the details for when your lawyer gets with you.

If you just shot someone, I don't think saying "Am I being detained?" is a very intelligent question for you to ask!   :rofl:
I know that is an annoying "tirade".  But when you are in trouble never lie or talk to cops other than in irritating "Legalese".
Keep in mind you are innocent until proven guilty.
Their job is to enforce the law, not befriend you.

They befriended Alec.  I don't think you or I would have received the same "gentle" treatment.
General Discussion / Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills someone
« on: January 03, 2022, 12:07:54 PM »
I'm not sure "arrested" is accurate.  I think (from reading about many of those cases) the Cops will detain you for questioning.  If the facts appear to support a valid justification such as self defense, and the prosecutor at that time doesn't intend to file charges, you will most likely be released without charges.

But, if the Cops on the scene have a reasonable suspicion that what you did was not justified -- that you did break the law -- then they will arrest you.  When you're arraigned, they may or may not drop the charges, continue incarceration or release you on bail.

Baldwin would be able to post any amount of bail the judge might require, so I doubt the investigators will want to file charges until 100% of available facts are gathered.  In the meantime, he's walking around just as freely as he would be on bail.

If, and when, they finally arrest him, it'll be interesting to see how severe the charges are.  It'll probably be a manslaughter charge due to negligence or something similar.

I just hope the investigators learned what not to do from the Simpson case.  OJ should have never been found Not Guilty, but the police created enough reasonable doubt for the jury to acquit.  The civil trial was not so forgiving.  Ask yourself, how can one trial reach one verdict, and the other one that followed find him "responsible for the deaths?"  Obviously, the same evidence was viewed differently by the people making the judgement.

Anyway, Baldwin pretty much gave the prosecutors the statement they needed to convict.  In his TV performance -- um, interview -- he said that nobody but the armorer for firearm props was allowed to give firearms to the actors on set before a rehearsal or take, so they can personally check the weapons to be sure they are safe.  If he knows that, then why did he accept the gun from someone other than the armorer?  Why didn't he say to the director, "Get the armorer over here to check this gun so I know it's safe?

BALDWIN broke protocol when he accepted the firearm from the wrong person.  That's negligence at the very least.  Some might say gross negligence, since we are talking about lethal weapons which he's handled on numerous other projects.

Blame everyone but yourself?  Not when you were the person who fired the thing.
"I'm not sure "arrested" is accurate.  I think (from reading about many of those cases) the Cops will detain you for questioning"

I'm probably nit pik-ing here but any time you are handcuffed and detained, I'd call that an arrest.
Charges are a different issue, but that is what an arraignment is for.

The first words out of my mouth would be;
Am I being detained?
Am I free to go?
If I'm being detained and I'm not free to go, it is request a lawyer time.
and quit talking.
That is an arrest of your freedom to go about your business.

Alec caused a death and that has to be answered.
Purposeful, poor judgement, or accidentally.
The explanation must be a matter of public record.
Not a "Wink, wink, Nod, nod".

General Discussion / Re: Alec Baldwin shoots and kills someone
« on: January 03, 2022, 10:09:28 AM »
regardless of the legal outcome, Alec Baldwin did kill someone
Is it not true, that here in Hawaii, regardless of the circumstance, that someone who kills somebody
gets arrested? So a Judge gets to sort the law out and not a cop?
One of the few Hawaii practices I agree with.  I'm not really big on letting cops interpret the law
as they see fit.  Alec should have been arrested and hauled before a judge.
General Discussion / Re: Black powder on Oahu?
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:43:04 PM »
I've been hanging back on this one, but I'll speak up now and see if I get corrected.
I own four cannons, one a 3 inch Parrot rifle replica.
I have a 54. Cal Hawken rifle,
I got rid of the navy replica 36 Cal.
For the most part you can't ship Black power here because it is considered an explosive and nobody will ship it.
Want to buy your own boat?  You can bring over all you want.
For that reason everybody uses Hogden which is not considered an explosive.
One pound of powder isn't squat for a cannon.  For a cannon you want a very coarse powder, Rilfles finer,
and pistols finer still.  Check for Hogden products.
If you really, really have to have traditional Black powder, your best bet is to make your own as you can
easily obtain the chemicals, lead balls, and mixer to make "Meal powder" in whatever grain size you want.
Government won't know you have it, it is legal, and you can also make some really
awesome fireworks if you are so inclined, although I don't recommend anybody to break the law.
There are lots of Youtube videos out there on the powder stuff.

I will not say what I TRULY think.
2021 is about over and 2022 will be a very different year for Democrats and
other irrational scared people.
That is all.
Happy new years to all!
 :thumbsup: :geekdanc: :shaka: :popcorn:
Political Discussion / Re: higher in vaccinated than un
« on: December 30, 2021, 10:52:10 AM »
Sounds like the shot is a preventative treatment and not a vaccine.
You are one of the few kids that get it!
I've had vaccinations from the Black plague to Smallpox.
Never had any side effects other than a scar or two.
Every flu shot I've ever had made me sick.
fuk these Democrats. I'll take my chances and wait for a FORMAL
I'm not a bible thumper.
Many in my family are.
They also know that I'm as well educated and can recite or explain
passages better than them, so they don't fuck with me.
Men have rights that only God can take away.
That is it.
Fuck the government!
Off Topic / I like beer
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:45:32 AM »
General Discussion / Re: Do You Tell A Home Invader You’re Armed?
« on: December 28, 2021, 04:36:28 AM »
Shoot, shovel, shut up.
Political Discussion / Re: How Dangerous is Oahu?
« on: December 27, 2021, 01:41:17 PM »
I think murders, assaults, rapes, and other violence happens almost daily here.  Look at the number of sex offenders just in your own neighborhood:

Most of the murders and assaults happen between family, friends and people who know each other.  The random violence seems to be focused in the Waikiki area and involves tourists or bars after midnight.

I still have people tell me they never go to the North Shore after 9:00pm.  The stories of people being beat up and robbed there are never ending.

A homeless man killed a tourist by pushing him into the Ala Wai Canal a few years back.  Mental illness was blamed, but he'd been arrested some 70 times before.

Is Oahu dangerous?  I think it can be, but not any more than any other similarly dense population center, maybe even less depending on time of day and location. 

What I don't see here that i see in other places is a constant law enforcement presence.  In NC, I could not drive more than a couple of miles without seeing a town Cop, a Sheriff or a Highway Patrol car.  It's not that crime was that common, but that a police presence made anyone thinking of doing something wrong have second thoughts.  Hard to get away after a crime if the cops are everywhere you go.
I don't live on Oahu,  Thank God!
But I do know this,
everybody there that looks the least bit Law abiding, is un-armed.

Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: December 27, 2021, 01:21:26 PM »
These asshole Democrats have so many "just in case regulations"  they are tripping over themselves.

What is it that is said about the "tree of liberty"?
What we need is a decent US attorney to prosecute.
Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

That is already law and can be used against any Hawaii Democrat in a position to deny you your rights.
We need to get the next Republican president to appoint a very pro gun US attorney.
We can get rid of our police chiefs and a few legislators.  By simply using existing law.
Political Discussion / Re: Are Fascists and Nazis Right Wing or Left Wing?
« on: December 26, 2021, 08:33:13 AM »
Very good post!
I'm a Libertarian that believes in a strong and I DO mean strong
national defense. I'm also a Christian.
I find it interesting and un-settling as how the language is abused to serve
the needs of the tyrant.
Ultimately it comes down to this- You are responsible to learn, evaluate and act
as you were raised and educated to do so.
I believe there is a higher power that has given us rights and rules that
transcend my fellow mans opinions.
I roll that way.
Merry Christmas!  We are just celebrating a birthday.
Y'all don't like it, don't participate.
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: December 25, 2021, 05:29:12 AM »
My sense of smell and consequently taste has been very attenuated for all of 2021. But I'm glad I did not succumb to the propaganda.
Merry Christmas to all!
There are countless people out there that refuse to even explore the premise that this virus was handled with underlying agendas in mind.

It was about control, and yes, to put the blame on a sitting POTUS that they wanted to get out of office.

Public safety was second.  "They" saw an opportunity to influence the public mindset using fear.  It's been done before (climate change, rogue foreign leaders, financial instability, etc.)
Hope people now strive to seek truth instead of just "trusting" what is said by supposedly people of integrity.  Are you listening Fauci?  I'm using you as an example.  Don't feel bad, there are thousands and thousands just like you.  In gov't.  In media.  In the medical and science fields and financial institutions.

Moving goalposts seem to be the new fashionable thing to do nowadays.  Sad.
"They" saw an opportunity to influence the public mindset using fear"
That is the hallmark of the Democrat party.
Look at Hawaii today.
as well as many other "Blue states".
The metric I am using is macro-based and is exemplified by economic and technological growth that the legitimate government uses to foster the social-economic well-being of its people and nation-state.  Since Deng Xiaopeng instituted China's reforms about 40 years ago, the Chinese version of communism has improved the wealth and stature of the Chinese people and national status without the use of war.  No other nation in history can boast such a peaceful rise to World power status, especially in such a short period of time.

If we are using a metric of civil liberties, then China has not met Western standards.  However, China and people of Asia are not Westerners and should not be held to standards historically and culturally foreign to them.
No other nation in history can boast such a peaceful rise to World power status, especially in such a short period of time.

That is because the USA helped them.

They didn't do it on their own, because as a rule most socialist, totalitarian, and Monarchy's societies "group think"
Kill off innovation.
Anyone who has worked on a system which required various levels of testing understands one basic premise:

If the system doesn't pass the test, that test was SUCCESSFUL -- it did not fail. 

Any properly planned, prepared and executed test plan that identifies and gathers information pertaining to performance outside of the required or expected results is a success.  It means that corrections and improvements must be applied and the tests re-run.

I look at these test results as a success, as the problems have been noted, and the fixes are being engineered.

What's the use of even running a test if we expect everything to work 100%?  We could just skip all tests if the systems always passed with flying colors.  It would save a bunch of money, resources and time in the release schedule.

They should congratulate their test teams.  They are doing their jobs.

The article listed Lockheed-Martin as the prime contractor for this project.  I'll have to do some looking into the sub-contractor list.  There's a slate of "usual suspects" on every big-money gov't project.  Whoever wins the contract normally hires subs to help -- in anticipation that those companies will do the same for them on other contracts.
I spent twenty+ years in experimental flight test.
We just validated what was built worked as designed and we then worked to correct
the usual problems that pop up.
We never were trying to figure out if such a deign would fail or not.
That is a different sort of testing and is called development.

Sounds like USA is still developing,  although I understand the Chinese
took a NASA design that was abandoned due to cost and made it work.
We know how to do this "stuff", just too much government BS gets in the way.
Can NASA reuse their rockets?  A civilian company Space X can.

USA problems is always due to Democrat party these days.

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