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Veterans are uniquely qualified to help during COVID-19 crisis: Goldberg

Two ships?

Too little too late....


Based on your vast experience?   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I've been aboard the USNS Mercy on it's way to assist the Malaysia tsunami recovery.  The platform is massive -- formerly built as an oil tanker.

If you BOTHERED to watch the video, the ships are being deployed to take the overflow of non-CV patients, allowing the ashore hospitals to treat CV patients.  That adds the benefit of keeping uninfected patients apart from the possibly/verified infected.

You hate the military.  You have only negatives to say no matter what they do.  You appear to have a "military variant" of TDS (MDS?).
General Discussion / Re: LOCKDOWN
« on: Today at 11:49:50 AM »
Yes but apparently if you look like you are just cruising they will hassle you. I am actually okay with this after the drive by thing.

Can Police Pull You Over For Driving in Lockdown? Ep. 6.384
Trump delivers remarks as USNS Comfort embarks for NY
General Discussion / Re: LOCKDOWN
« on: Today at 11:29:14 AM »
Stupid question but I have to ask, we can go out and buy food and supplies right?

Rule of thumb: if the establishment is open (meaning they are on the list of critical services allowed to remain open), then you are okay going there.
General Discussion / Re: Random driveby shootings now????
« on: Today at 11:02:23 AM »
Notice the plywood protection for the parked cars, and the super strong spotlight.  That was odd to me.

Something going on.  Wonder if it is like the other recent incident were the home owner had to defend himself against the repeat offender juvenile delinquents?

HPD is quickly losing control of the situation,  and it's not even that bad yet.  Keep your head on a swivel out there folks.

Yeah, the plywood seems very odd.  Tells me they were trying to prevent objects thrown from moving cars from hitting their cars.

The cameras were also a tell.  Why have cameras pointed at the street?  Most would have them pointed directly at their property to cover doors, windows and vehicles ... and mailbox.   :rofl:
Speaking of diarrhea, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that does not cause diarrhea.  So why are people panic buying TP? 
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In an apocalypse, TP is "paper money".   :thumbsup:
Off Topic / Re: Coronavirus from China
« on: Today at 10:46:00 AM »
Dnc needed to focus more on wuhan than ukraine.

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DNC?  They aren't in any way an organization we should ever count on to do anything that's in the public's best interests.

Ok so what happens if I purchase a gun in a private sale, have a valid, current permit but cannot get in touch with HPD to make an appointment or if I do get one but it exceeds the maximum time allowed to register??? ???

HPD has never done anything negative to anyone who came in to register after the specified time limit.  If you wait too long, they'll give you a gentle reminder via phone.

I imagine if you ignore registration indefinitely, you COULD be charged with a petty misdemeanor, but responsible, law-abiding gun owners (like Groveler) would never refuse to register so that it gets to that!

§134-17  Penalties. (a)  If any person gives false information or offers false evidence of the person's identity in complying with any of the requirements of this part, that person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, provided, however that if any person intentionally gives false information or offers false evidence concerning their psychiatric or criminal history in complying with any of the requirements of this part, that person shall be guilty of a class C felony.

     (b)  Any person who violates section 134-3(a) shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

     (c)  Any person who violates section 134-2, 134-4, 134-10, 134-15, or 134-16(a) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.  Any person who violates section 134-3(b) shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor and the firearm shall be confiscated as contraband and disposed of, if the firearm is not registered within five days of the person receiving notice of the violation. [L 1988, c 275, pt of §2; am L 1994, c 204, §9]
General Discussion / Re: Random driveby shootings now????
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:04:26 PM »
Kia Soul. Looked like a lone gunman and guy was a good shot. He did not seem to want to kill people but more just to intimidate. Same house repeatedly targeted. This has feud written all over it.

It is definitely a concern that those who have a loose grip on sanity will be tempted to let their freak flag fly as the lockdown drags on.

It is also a great reminder to have at least one camera that is capable of reading license plates.

Guarantee if the resident returned fire, he'd be sitting in a cell while convicted criminals are turned loose.
General Discussion / Re: Random driveby shootings now????
« on: March 27, 2020, 09:19:49 PM »
crime going to get worse soon.
with no work, no TP, less elderly walking the streets for the homeless to rob. criminals going get desperate
I actually live not too far from that video. scary bc I didn't hear anything about it until now

You left out "no tourists to mug or break into their rental cars."
Political Discussion / Re: PRISONERS ON EARLY RELEASE
« on: March 27, 2020, 07:03:13 PM »
??? Do you think those guys will also get hungry if there is not enough food at home?

Many of them have skilz.  They can survive off the prepping of others.

They turn prisoners loose on the PUBLIC to avoid spreading the virus.  We all know prisoners have demonstrated proper social distancing, excellent hygiene and responsibility to society.  No risk of any of them catching and spreading the virus among us non-prisoners, I'm sure.
Why should that be any surprise to you?

Unlike you, who purports to know more than anyone else on this forum; I have very strong views, but am a very open-minded eternal scholar humble to learn things I know very little.

In your DREAMS!   :sleeping:
Off Topic / Re: am I the only one enjoying this?
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:05:59 PM »
I am 1 of these people.  I don't have the cash to buy $1K worth of supplies in 1 sitting.  so what I do is buy a little here and a little there.  Even 1 Mountain House entree from KM when I'm there just to chit chat.  So after a few years, I have enough of what I need.  And Mountain House is like the Cadillac of freeeze dried food.  If they can't afford $8, then buy a can of spam for $2 or a can of tuna for $1.59.

Same with my mags.  Don't wanna buy 10 mags.  So when at Prime, before I go home, I buy 1 mag.  Then a few weeks later, another mag and so on.

It doesn't take a huge outlay of funds to amass supplies.  Buy things you know you'll use at big box stores when you see them advertised cheaper than normal.  Don't wait until you're in need, because you'll miss the sales.

Also, store things that have years before expiring.  Rotate those items and consume (or donate to the food bank).  Then replenish the next time there's a good deal.

How much is enough?  How much room to store extra supplies do you have?

The 2 weeks of water and food recommended for hurricane emergencies would not suffice for 3 months of CV lock down (hypothetically).  But then, we aren't seeing a total disruption of supplies either.  Sure, there are limits at some places, but if you really need something, you can visit more than one place to buy what you need.

The panic buyers ruin it for everyone.  It's all driven by fear and herd mentality.  I compare these situations to Black Friday.  Just senseless buying because they see others doing it.
Nice diversion taking away the original premise of this thread.

Your tangent discussion of "baseline budgeting" was very educational, but plays no bearing that the US military budget still needs to be scaled back in favor of other more pressing concerns.

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

HOW the gov't/military creates the budget you object to is entirely on point (SUBJECT:  Time to Scale Back US Military Spending).

You were more than happy to engage in the baseline budgeting discussion until I showed how little you know about it.

Political Discussion / Re: Time to Scale Back US Military Spending
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:36:21 PM »
Baseline budgeting is an accounting method the United States Federal Government uses to
develop a budget for future years. Baseline budgeting uses current spending levels as the
"baseline" for establishing future funding requirements and assumes future budgets will equal
the current budget times the inflation rate times the population growth rate.

Name a private corporation that automatically INCREASES a group's budget if they spent 100% of last year's funding with little to no consideration for justification, and which CUTS funding the following year if the group ends the year with a budget a surplus.

The baseline budgeting process rewards maximum, often wasteful, spending, and it punishes anyone who saves the gov't money.

You have much to learn.
Political Discussion / Re: Time to Scale Back US Military Spending
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:28:43 PM »
The science and art of budgeting itself is a standard practice in management.

I have and maintain budgets in my line of work and, as an economist, consult others on their own short and long-term budgets.

Depending on what the organization's goal(s) is/are, budgeting is nothing more than allocating what monies you have to the materials and services you need to meet organizational objectives.

In practice, corruption in the budgeting process usually takes place when those in charge of the budget get sneaky and over-complicate the process to hide their shenanigans.

Any budget should be easy to understand for the common person; if not, the budget is likely misallocating resources unintentionally or intentionally.

That statement alone proves beyond any doubt you have no idea how the government does budgeting.

Just stop.
Off Topic / Re: am I the only one enjoying this?
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:06:57 AM »
there's a mark down aisle at Costco?
I've seen the corner at sams club, but never at costco

In Waipio, back of store near the baby diapers. 

They've been doing a lot of rearranging lately at that store to be more like Iwilei.  It's hard to find what I'm looking for without going up and down every aisle to see what's where.

Political Discussion / Re: Time to Scale Back US Military Spending
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:03:01 AM »
The military and pentagon is just as guilty as the WH or Congress.  Who do you think both entities consult when drafting the budget?  The homeless on the streets?   :wtf:

To say there is no corruption in the ranks of the military is disingenuous.

The military budget needs to be drastically reduced and Trump has to tell them they need to do more with less.  In that way, it will force more cost-effective decisions and better uncover the corrupt within the rank and file.

This will definitely free up millions of dollars that should be used elsewhere, as revealed during the current COVID-19 crisis.

What's your point?  The baseline budgeting includes every single federal government agency, not just the military.

You were never in the military, but PLEASE enlighten us on how the budgets are produced.  I'd like to see if what's done in practice matches what you think is done in theory.
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