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Off Topic / Re: Hawaii History
« on: October 19, 2013, 08:02:28 PM »
You're like a bad rash that just won't go away.......and now I'll wait for your girlfriend to chime in again...

If that's the best you got, you might as well create another screen name and start over ...... again!   :D
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General Discussion / Re: AR stripped lower registered as a pistol?
« on: August 11, 2013, 10:46:21 AM »
Thanks Darmok, that was good info.  :shaka:

Oh Crap !
That would bring us back the mag cap discussion that We're not talking about.
And please, emphasis added on the we're not talking about it here.

Shhhhhhhhh! We're hunting wabbit!
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General Discussion / Re: Buying online
« on: August 03, 2013, 07:50:19 PM »
Kingkenoki, Macsak, and Moosed thanks for the quick reply. From what I'm seeing I think I'll steer away from that company and look locally again for the rifle. I'm pretty much sure the AR10 Super SASS(the rifle I forgot to mention earlier)  is a legal, but hard find gun for me as of this moment.

Oh, then I guess this won't bother you too much, since I don't think it's the SASS model....

It was Tweeted for sale at 9:46 Saturday morning, and Tweeted SOLD! at 9:54:

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SAVE OVER $1000!
ARMALITE AR10T 308 MATCH W/ LEUPOLD GLASS IN LARUE MOUNT,
4 MAGS + EXTRA 338 FEDERAL UPPER,
ONLY $1999
 pic.twitter.com/5OYY9Z8wGB

Just sharing so you get an idea of what the local shops are getting ... and selling immediately!

 :shaka:
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Off Topic / Re: 2014 Rim of the Pacific wargames - China participating?
« on: August 03, 2013, 06:41:00 PM »
Some really good information and analysis here (April 3, 2013):

http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/04/03/china-rimpac-and-containment/

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The announcement is hardly unexpected. The U.S. has been signaling its interest in having China join the multinational exercise since Beijing’s exclusion at last year’s event generated media attention. An official invitation went out to the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in January, which PLAN accepted last month according to the S&S report.

On the one hand including China in RIMPAC makes perfect sense. For starters, it fits into Washington’s goal of increasing military-to-military contacts with the PLA in order to increase the transparency of China’s military modernization and reduce tensions between the U.S. military and the PLA. Furthermore, as RIMPAC has grown larger over the years it has become increasingly difficult to defend the exercise as aimed at anything but China.

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General Discussion / Re: Buying online
« on: August 03, 2013, 06:30:18 PM »
Hello 2a members,
I'm currently in search of a rifle that is not found on the island (currently) and over priced on gunbroker or any other site, but I've manage to find a site that has it in stock. But unfortunately not sure how legit it is since none of my friends have used that site. It's a site called Knesekguns from KGI Global Distribution and they do send to 50 states. I just want to know if they are decent enough to trust.  Or warnings ordering from them. Any info will be fine.

Mahalo,

Justinkeg

Hi,  I don't have firsthand experience with this company, but I did locate some very bad stories from people who felt ripped off by them.  From what I can tell, they sometimes add extra charges and accept orders for class 3 firearms without ensuring they can legally sell it to you (simply asking if you understand the restrictions and are qualified would be enough).  Then they keep a 45% cancellation fee for stopping an order they should have never accepted.  A small part of the blame rests with the customer for not researching the restrictions before ordering, but the company failing to verify he understood is just bad customer service, especially when the customer risks losing almost half of a $1500 order.

They have a FB page with lots of satisfied customers posting pics, but they could also be deleting negative posts to avoid the truth.  Not saying they are deleting posts, but it happens.

https://www.facebook.com/knesekguns

In a nutshell:  if you get the rifle for the price you expected, then the company is legit.  If something goes wrong, good luck getting them to fix it!  You may wind up spending more money than buying locally!

Just my impression of the posts I found on Google:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=ar15.com+knesek+guns&pbx=1&oq=ar15.com+knesek+guns&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=538l4491l0l5039l10l7l0l3l3l0l184l843l2.5l9l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=606&cad=h

Hope that's helpful!

 :shaka:
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Off Topic / Re: Is there an electrician in the house?
« on: August 03, 2013, 05:29:08 PM »
Are you sure you're configured to test Volts? 

Sounds more like Amps.

Can you post the model of the ETek?  Maybe a pic of the meter?
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General Discussion / Re: range open?
« on: August 03, 2013, 09:11:50 AM »
I'd go in the bushes. let me in!

Umm, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what they want to prevent!!

 :shake:   :shake:   :shake:
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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 03, 2013, 02:16:20 AM »
Great move.

Insult someone and when you're called on it, back down and say "he knew I was just kidding"

You remind me of Kollin Elderts friend.

Sad

You going to follow me around from thread to thread?  People are going to think you're in love with me!

 :-*   :-*   :-*
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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 02, 2013, 09:00:02 PM »
Nope, you put down many people

So says you.

Obviously Q understood the sarcasm.  You did, too, I'm sure.
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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 02, 2013, 08:40:06 PM »
Do you even own a firearm?

Why are you here?

All you do is put down local people and make snide or condescending remarks.

Why are you even here?

Put down local people?  No, just you!
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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 02, 2013, 08:29:48 PM »
Sad

... "mainland mentality?"  So, that's an insult or something? 

When someone's cushy setup is threatened and they feel like you're attacking them financially, personally, whatever, they are capable of pretty much anything.  Rather than get into it with a relative, especially if it disrespects the parents' or grandparent's wishes, I'd choose to just evict the troublemakers.  Having a little evidence will make the complaint (and the eviction) a lot quicker.  Dragging out the drama is just prolonging the pain and making everyone involved deal with a bad situation.

What's sad is you feel like singling my post out and making ignorant remarks.  So far, that's just par for the course, huh?
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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 02, 2013, 08:19:47 PM »
^ Mainland mentality.  :wtf:

Yeah, if using your brain and protecting yourself legally with everyday technology is mainland mentality, I guess the "mainland way" is just overrunning Oahu ...

Seen any surveillance footage of McDonald's in Waikiki at 2:30AM lately?
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General Discussion / Re: Odd groundskeeper guy at the range?
« on: August 02, 2013, 07:14:15 PM »
His name is Bob. And he obviously is a little strange. But he is a nice guy and he is harmless. But he does make some of the weirdest noises I have ever heard come out of a human!  ;D ;D ;D

I like my story better ....   :shake:   :wacko:   :shake:   :wacko: 
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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 02, 2013, 06:03:02 PM »
Everyone else that is morally and financially responsible agrees with the changes; its just those who have not been contributing that are complaining about the changes.

Then I don't see much of a problem.  You have a meeting with them all, lay it out fairly and evenly, and explain that's how it is.  Be willing to listen to suggestions, but do not get dragged into arguments.  Treat everyone like adults, and most will probably respond as such.

I would recommend a video recorder for the meeting.  Anybody gets aggressive or threatening, you have evidence for immediate removal and maybe a TRO.  Domestic violence isn't just between spouses and honeys.

Change is sometimes unpleasant, but it is also inevitable...

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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 02, 2013, 03:08:50 PM »
Essentially, there is no lease agreement; it was just a family rule that if anyone needed a place to stay to 'get back on their feet', my grandparents opened their home and lives up with open arms. However, certain individuals saw this as a way to live an essentially bill-free life, destroying our family home, and many of them literally stealing all of our grandparents money, and in the end bailing out while leaving my grandparents to pick up the pieces and pay the bills. Unfortunately, our grandparents failed to act, as they were afraid that the family would fall apart. But now that it has been established that my father is the patriarch, the lazy ass freeloaders know that the gravy train ride is over, and they are afraid as well as pissed off, because they thought the ride would never end.

The money contributed to the household is essentially a maintenance fund, which covers the wear and tear that these individuals put on the house, as well as covers any utilities or services they wish to use. A lot of my family members used to order oceanic digital and internet up the ying yang, burn up utilities like it was free, and had my grandparents spending their whole paychecks to cover everyone else's bill, while these individuals could go out and party/do whatever the hell they wanted and steal their money.

I honestly feel my father is being too lenient, but it is ultimately his decision. Honestly though, since they are passing the torch on to him, he could just flip the switch and toss them all out on their asses (which is what I would do); but my father honestly wants to protect our family's legacy by keeping the house the way my grandfather had it.

Something tells me these assholes that live with me are Obama supporters  :rofl:

Live with you?  So you're freeloading on your grandparents, too?   :o
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Off Topic / Re: How would you conduct the affairs of the City?
« on: August 02, 2013, 03:04:17 PM »
Demand a full financial audit of the Board of Education for the last 40 years (since the last full audit), and all agencies under the C&C authority. 

Investigate the millions of missing dollars from their allocations.  We KNOW there are going to be millions and millions missing.  That is reported every other year with this office or that agency.  There is never an investigation and no firings.  Just, "Oh, well.  Not as bad as it could have been! Let's move forward!"  Code for "What you gonna do to me?  Everybody else is dirty, too!"
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Legal and Activism / Re: Deedy Trial - Injustice?
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:32:50 PM »
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Surveillance video shown during Deedy’s trial is inconclusive and witness testimony has been contradictory.

No one can say for sure what words were exchanged between Elderts and Deedy after the special agent approached the Kailua man’s table inside the restaurant. Did Deedy threaten to shoot Elderts in the face after watching him pick on another customer? Or was Elderts egging on the special agent by calling him a haole and telling him to mind his own business? Both scenarios have been alleged.

There also hasn’t been any convincing evidence so far to prove that Deedy told Elderts he was a law enforcement officer. Some witnesses say he identified himself but others are certain he didn’t. Take into account that alcohol was involved — it was 2:30 a.m. on a Saturday in Waikiki after all — and any certainty seems to fade away.

And then there’s the kick. Did Deedy strike first with a front-kick to Elderts which then resulted in retaliation, as the prosecution said? Or was it a defensive maneuver used to keep an aggressive Elderts at bay, as the defense contends?

Landsberg said all of these are important questions for the jury to consider when deciding whether Deedy acted in self-defense.

http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2013/08/02/19623-at-what-point-is-killing-another-man-considered-self-defense-in-hawaii/
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Off Topic / Re: Congress get Obamacare exemption
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:18:55 PM »
 :wacko:
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Off Topic / Re: How do you conduct your household?
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:07:26 PM »
If you are looking for a real answer to the situation, consult a lawyer. 

What I personally would do is have each tenant sign a 12-month lease agreement.  This establishes they owe  rent, utilities, whatever you decide to collect.  You (of course, that means the landlord) then can use that money for repairs, taxes, utilities, mortgage, profit and so forth.  This becomes a business and therefore brings some income tax issues.  Operating costs lower income (less tax) and rents increase revenue (more tax).  If you take in $10,000 of rent money this year, and spend $20,000 fixing up the house, you reduce your personal taxable income by the extra $10,000 in operational expenses.  You can also reduce personal taxes by writing off the depreciation of the property.

Once the landlord/tenant relationship is defined, eviction is done by following the law, and you can have the court and LE help.

Keeping it as "relatives living as a family" muddies the water.  Technically, unless their names are on the title, they have no claim of ownership.  However, as macsak said, the courts probably see them as tenants (albeit freeloading tenants).  You may still have to follow the eviction process to avoid lawsuits.

One other solution to consider.  Sell the house to another party, hire a rental manager, and then it's purely a business arrangement, not a personal family situation.

Just thinking out loud...  wish you luck!
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