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Off Topic / Re: Coronavirus from China
« on: Today at 12:04:24 AM »
So the new england patriots used their plane to grab more n95 from china...no one in the gov could have done that?

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It's obvious the Chinese gov't is not going to do anything to help the US gov't look good.  Hell, they tried to spread rumors that the pandemic is the result of a US Army bio-weapon.

However, they can earn PR points in the press by helping our Massachusetts hospitals out via a private endeavor.  Even the private Boeing 767 was required to carry its own spare tires and parts (China can't guarantee parts if needed), and the plane  was allowed 3 hours on the ground.  They refueled, got the crew something to eat, loaded 1.2 million masks, and were airborne in 2 hours 57 minutes.  I just hope someone performs some QA testing to make sure these aren't the bad ones other countries got from China.

If you're expecting the gov't to do everything, you haven't been paying attention.
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General Discussion / Re: Applying for a new permit w/h h.p.d!
« on: April 02, 2020, 11:49:39 PM »
So, received a call from Honolulu Firearms Department Officer stating that I need to provide them a "disposition letter" from the courts so that my rifle permit gets approved. My question is how am I suppose to get that letter when HPD knows that all courthouse "clerk" department are closed due to the Corona Virus Pandemic? Atleast till further notice. It's crazy cause this minor crimes i done was over 10+ years ago and the cases with dimssed/resolved. Futhermore, I was able to registered multiple firearms within the pass few years. So why a "red flag" now, I just dont understand. Anything helps, much mahalos!

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Can you find your case online?  If so, try printing that out with the disposition information.

http://jimspss1.courts.state.hi.us:8080/eCourt/

If the online record doesn't reflect the correct disposition, that's a different issue.  If you have the paperwork from 10+ years ago dismissing the case, maybe that will help.

I'm just guessing, but you sound like the case was not dismissed, but rather placed on deferral.  If you kept your nose clean for a certain amount of time, the case would then be changed to dismissed.

If I'm right about deferral, others on here have posted similar situations.  You might need to petition the court to amend the record.  It might also be as easy as having a clerk take a look at your record and verify the terms of the deferral were met (no additional infractions).

Of course, all of that must wait until the courts are back in session -- and you KNOW they're going to have a helluva backlog ahead of you!

https://2ahawaii.com/index.php?topic=22369.msg201225#msg201225
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Health, Fitness, and First Aid / Re: On mask and gloves for the virus
« on: April 02, 2020, 11:13:11 PM »
heads

I was multitasking.   :crazy:

If he wants people to call him Governor, maybe he should start acting like one.   :geekdanc:
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Maybe im just a dickhead( yeah jump on that dickheads😂) but is it not common courtesy to reply to someone that has sent you a message/PM/reply to an ad?  I try my absolute best to reply to all messages but seems like not everyone does and it leaves buyers/sellers hanging dry.... thoughts?  and yes im ready for the onslaught😷😷😷😷😷😷

It's common for people with other things going on in their lives to not get back to the forum sometimes for days. 

Imagine if the person you're referring to is a medical professional.  I could come up with a long list of things that, especially now, might keep someone occupied and unable to reply quickly.

I don't know if you're the buyer, the seller, or how much time has elapsed.

If you're the seller, then it's really up to you how long you're going to hold off on finding another buyer.  If you're the buyer, move it or lose it.  I'd say 24 hours is a reasonable time to wait before moving on UNLESS the other party has already made you aware of a situation that might create a delay -- and you agreed to be accommodating.

My 2 cents.
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Health, Fitness, and First Aid / Re: On mask and gloves for the virus
« on: April 02, 2020, 07:33:38 PM »
Mayor    Gov. Ige tonight issued a "request" that everyone who goes out into the community wear some sort of mask or cloth over their mouth and nose.

Good news for bank robbers!   :thumbsup:
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General Discussion / Re: Hawaii's own "Cheaper than Dirt" ????
« on: April 02, 2020, 05:27:27 PM »
Shouldn’t prices go down if production increased?

Production increases as a response to increases in demand.

Only if production EXCEEDS anticipated demand will the price be reduced.

As long as demand exceeds the production of the market (all manufacturers), the sellers can ask for higher prices -- and will get it.
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General Discussion / Re: Private outdoor shooting range
« on: April 02, 2020, 05:24:45 PM »
Difficult to open a commercial or a private range open to the public unless you can find the perfect spot in a remote area.  Doable for your own private range.

Besides what you mentioned, noise complaints, zoning, large downrange impact area, environmental impact, costly lead removal, etc.

Don't forget all the "campaign contributions" to the city council, zoning commission, building permit office, inspectors, EPA, neighborhood boards and #distressed Hawaiian protesters/protectors.
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Read a joke that someone should put him in a care home and just tell him that he won.

If you watched that video of Biden and didn't come away believing he's suffering from dementia, I don't know what it would take.  He's trying to give talking points that have to be on the prompter in front of him, and he STILL can't do more than toss out gibberish.

I'm surprised he's not being shadowed by a doctor specializing in strokes and aneurysms, since Joe has a history.

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Off Topic / Re: Alternative Activities?
« on: April 02, 2020, 01:08:35 PM »
In China the opposite happened and divorce rates went through the roof.

Because the couples found out they can't live together??  Different than when they never saw each other while working 12 hour days.
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General Discussion / Re: National Lockdown - take with a grain of salt
« on: April 02, 2020, 01:07:16 PM »
No big deal, it will be the same as here.  Can still go out to grab groceries.

Not like Wuhan lock down.  No can leave at all and soldiers drop off food if you're lucky.

Maybe.  Maybe not.

If the results of the lockdown through next week keep seeing an increase in infections, they may cancel all "essential trip" exceptions.  That might mean the NG sets up distribution centers, and soldiers go door-to-door delivering rations of food.

Military can wear NBC PPE to avoid infection while leaving staple goods at people's front doors.

If the current guidance isn't working, prepare for more strict isolation orders.

Like I said, start getting ready now.  Tomorrow might be too late.
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Off Topic / Re: Alternative Activities?
« on: April 02, 2020, 10:57:05 AM »
#Pho Cuss

Rocky on: March 21, 2020, 12:21:28 PM »
Just pau landscaping on both property's so next is finish repairing, painting and re-installing my bumpers.  :sleeping:
Other than that it's NetFlix and Monkey Sex !   :crazy:
Watch for the new Baby Boom in 9 months ( KoronaKids   :wacko: )

Coronial Generation.   :rofl:
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Legal and Activism / Re: Stop a mass shooter during a mag change
« on: April 02, 2020, 10:51:57 AM »
The problem with pointing out the merits of an argument is the merits are not based on anything provable or supported by reality.

It's easy to convince an anti-gun person that "reloading equals a chance to flee or tackle the shooter "when they may also believe that a magazine is no longer useful, ever again, when it's been emptied.

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Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has been the lead sponsor on a federal ban on high-capacity
ammunition magazines in two Congresses, saying it’s one of her top priorities.
:
Asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be effective in reducing
gun violence, DeGette said:

“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those know they’re
going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines
is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t
be any more available.”

At least her argument has "merit."   :wacko:

Merit:  the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward.
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Preparedness and Survival / Re: “China LIED...”, are we surprised?
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:59:00 PM »
Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage:
FBI report describes China's 'biosecurity risk'


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Andrew Weber, who worked during the Obama administration as the assistant secretary of defense for
nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, said the relationship with China in the biological
sciences has gotten worse in recent years.

“After SARS, when China needed technical help, it had a strong relationship with the [Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention]. They were transparent, because they realized covering up an outbreak cost them
dearly,” said Weber, now a senior fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks. “In recent years they’ve tightened
up, making international cooperation more difficult.”

https://news.yahoo.com/suspected-sars-virus-and-flu-found-in-luggage-fbi-report-describes-chinas-biosecurity-risk-144526820.html
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No need to worry.  Sleepy Joe Biden's got this!!    :thumbsup:

https://youtu.be/tRmSTb0NIJQ
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"Given the fact the US is leading the rest of the nations in developing new tests for the disease that only take 5 minutes versus 5 hours, has exceeded all nations in number of people tested, and have already tested and approved the use of chloroquine phosphate to reduce the severity of the disease in those who test positive, it's a shame you don't get that the system you think is broken remains the one the rest of the world is turning to for hope."

First, it  is too early to tell how effective the new tests and treatments will be.  Second, the rest of the World is not waiting for America to do anything, but are trying to tackle things on their own.  Third, those nations that are waiting for the US are those who do not have the resources to anything at all.  Do you think really Spain and Italy are simply counting the dead or dying and waiting for the US to help them?  If anything, it is Russia and China that's been helping Europe recently.

Show me where I said anyone is waiting.  I said they are looking to the US and our health professionals for hope, because they have not had any breakthroughs yet.  We piggybacked on their work to approve antimalarials for treatment.  Just stop putting words in my "keyboard" I never typed.

"If China had not lied about the virus in the beginning, maybe a few more weeks to a month to prepare would have made the difference.  When they say, "Nobody saw this coming," it was half right.  Nobody who could have used the time to prepare saw this coming because the Communist Chinese gov't was not transparent about the severity or human-to-human transmission.  Had that been known, we'd have reacted more quickly."

I don't think China intentionally lied about anything.  If they are guilty, they are guilty of not reporting fast enough; but this may be because they, themselves, did not know what they were up against, until it was way too late for even them.

Well, then you'd be wrong.

#ChinaLiedPeopleDied. Here's the Proof | The News & Why It Matters | Ep 504


https://youtu.be/SyY75dLBpdU

"It's not the US healthcare system that's a problem.  Trump is leaning on those companies to fight this thing, because the gov't doesn't have the top scientists and resources to do that to the same degree."

Do try to defend the incompetence of the CDC and the greed of many medical centers for their ill-preparedness.  Domestically, the US healthcare system IS directly responsible for this catastrophe. Is it not their job to have been contemplating and preparing for this kind of pandemic?

As for not having the top scientists and resources like you mentioned, maybe America's budget needs to cut back on things like its military spending and divert those funds to higher education and public health.

 :sleeping: :sleeping: :sleeping:
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This is the reason capitalism in healthcare is a very short-sighted model.  If a hospital exists to make profit, there will be no such things as an emergency pandemic stash of supplies or rainy day fund, since all that capital would be allocated for financial investments to bring more profit to the owners of the hospital.

This situation does make sense for the investors of the hospital, but not in the best interest of the people, as evidenced today.

Given the fact the US is leading the rest of the nations in developing new tests for the disease that only take 5 minutes versus 5 hours, has exceeded all nations in number of people tested, and have already tested and approved the use of chloroquine phosphate to reduce the severity of the disease in those who test positive, it's a shame you don't get that the system you think is broken remains the one the rest of the world is turning to for hope.

If China had not lied about the virus in the beginning, maybe a few more weeks to a month to prepare would have made the difference.  When they say, "Nobody saw this coming," it was half right.  Nobody who could have used the time to prepare saw this coming because the Communist Chinese gov't was not transparent about the severity or human-to-human transmission.  Had that been known, we'd have reacted more quickly.

It's not the US healthcare system that's a problem.  Trump is leaning on those companies to fight this thing, because the gov't doesn't have the top scientists and resources to do that to the same degree.

Everybody is a genius AFTER the facts are out.  Holding people to a "you should have predicted all of this" standard in the middle of trying to solve the problem is counterproductive.
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Health, Fitness, and First Aid / Re: On mask and gloves for the virus
« on: April 01, 2020, 06:21:48 PM »
I forgot to add that my mask will be with a tigerstripe camo pattern!   :geekdanc:

This is the mask I have set aside.  Ordered it in Dec.  Seems awfully apropos now.   :rofl:

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General Discussion / Re: National Lockdown - take with a grain of salt
« on: April 01, 2020, 06:13:03 PM »
I've been watching the news all day, every day.  It's obvious we are going to be in a worse mess before this gets better.  Even Trump warned we are in for a very bad next two weeks.  Foreshadowing the lockdown order? 

Don't wait.  I went to Costco today.  Only "Limit 1" items I bought were milk and canned chicken.  Stocked up on eggs, butter, bread, canned & fresh milk, OTC meds, etc.  Even bought canned veggies and canned peaches.

I have about a dozen cases of bottled water, too.  They raised the limit to 5 on that, so I added 2 to the stockpile.

We've got at least 3 weeks of food before we even look at the emergency supplies, for 3 adults and a 2 year old.

I'm not saying there is or is not a national lockdown coming.  Whether there is or not, everyone should be gathering up what they need just in case.

BTW, Costco has signs saying the don't expect TP, paper towels and many other high-demand items to be in stock anytime soon.

Follow your instincts.  If you're smart, you'll be fine.
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