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Record 117K unaccompanied children expected at the border this year.

I too would have an unhappy face. Abortion access is critical.  If the doctor doesn't want to do it, he must find a willing replacement doctor.  Else, he has to preform the procedure as its his job. 

I can't make excuses of religion for my job.  Why should they get to.

The government can't force a free and private citizen to preform [sic] ANY service.

Private businesses reserve the right to refuse service ... unless the patient requires life-saving treatment.  THEN the doctor/ER must render aid -- not abortions.
General Discussion / Re: Ghost gun myths
« on: Today at 02:17:26 PM »
Isn't there a federal law about that and having to be a certain type of metal too?  If my packet of Eclipse gum that has a thin layer of metal on the back of it sets off an airport metal detector, I'm sure a metal barrel  will too.

Yes, there is:
Knight said federal law already addresses another common area of contention surrounding
3D-printed guns: whether or not they are undetectable to metal detectors. He said the Undetectable
Firearms Act of 1988 outlaws the manufacture or possession of firearms that can pass through a
walk-through metal detector or X-ray machine commonly employed at airports without being detected.

"A person or manufacturer cannot produce an undetectable firearm as prescribed in Title 18 of the
United States Code, section 922(p)," he said.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Glock 19 is obsolete
« on: Today at 02:11:23 PM »
That’s more of a basic safety issue. I don’t think it would make much of a difference for any other firearm if you don’t drop the mag and check the chamber a few times briefly.

It's absolutely a user-caused problem.  But, if one brand requires a trigger pull to break it down, and others do not, the increased risk still exists if (when) someone skips the basic safety check for any reason.

If you've ever left a burner on after cooking or the front door unlocked when you left for work, you understand that we can't always trust what we have been taught.
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: Today at 01:58:01 PM »
My friend was told years ago by her kids pediatrician that instead of clorox wiping all the surfaces her kid touches, don't do it and let him go play in the dirt.  Build that immune system.  Never brought up the subject to other friends who have kids if their doc told them the same thing.  But she is super OCD and cloroxed everything, even precovid.

That's the sign of an only child.  If the parents have 2 or 3, they stop the insane cleaning -- by necessity.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Glock 19 is obsolete
« on: Today at 01:45:13 PM »
One safety concern many have voiced about all Glocks is the need to pull the trigger when breaking it down.  You can't take off the slide unless the trigger is "uncocked."  That's accomplished by (hopefully) dry-firing the pistol before disassembly.

There have been many people causing unintentional (negligent) discharges when starting to clean their Glocks.  It's too easy to get distracted and forget to eject that round sitting in the chamber.  I have a friend who admitted he started to clean his G21 after a range visit, but he forgot it had to be uncocked to take it down.  As he was trying to figure out why the slide was being stubborn, he racked it -- and the chambered round ejected.  Shocked him to death, because he was positive it was unloaded.  Luckily, he was inexperienced and didn't know why the slide wouldn't come off.  If he'd known, he would have more than likely gotten an even bigger shock!  :shake:

Sigs can be taken apart without having to pull the trigger first.  So, if a round happens to be carelessly left in the chamber, it'll be discovered as the slide is safely removed without touching the trigger.

In a perfect world, this would never be a concern.  But, when humans are part of the equation, the product ought to be as foolproof as possible.

General Discussion / Re: Ghost gun myths
« on: Today at 01:23:58 PM »
My bad, I refer to it as the P80 law since ghost guns are already illegal.

It's also illegal to have a gun with so little metal in it that it can't set off a metal detector -- at least according to Hawaii's law/bill.  Applies to P80 and 3D printed parts.

Some people won't be happy with any solutions that allow guns to exist.
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: Today at 01:19:13 PM »
So Fauci mentions a few days ago that even with the vaxx, you still have to wear a mask.  $20 says he will have to back track on that later.

There's a logical argument to be made that it would be prudent to wear masks in public regardless of the existence of any "Super Flu". 

If we're seeing a decrease in other communicable disease infections during this pandemic, it may point to the efficacy of masks being able to decrease disease transmissions across the board.

There's an opposing argument to be made for decreased immunization and ability to fight off diseases if you are not being routinely exposed to them.  But, from a general health and productivity perspective, not getting sick seems like would outweigh catching colds and the flu every year or so.

The choice, of course, would be up to the individual and their doctor.  But, the pandemic may have made choosing to wear masks when outside the home more "normal".
General Discussion / Re: Ghost gun myths
« on: Today at 01:13:40 PM »
They were referring to ghost guns.

Coralie Matayoshi referenced that plastic guns cannot be detected as well.

I'm sure they were, but you stated P80 -- which is ambiguous as to whether it's assembled as a gun or not.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Glock 19 is obsolete
« on: Today at 01:12:03 PM »
I was in the market for a G19 to compliment my G17.  I was interested in it for CCW when I travel.

Then I bought the Sig P320 Nitron Full-Size as soon as it was available at my LGS.  It's my favorite pistol now.

What I don't see in many comparisons with the P320 is how versitile it is.  You can pick a variety of calibers and sizes, and all with the one trigger module.  I bought the Sig X-Change kit that transforms my Full-Size into a Compact.

The Full-Size has a standard 17rd capacity.  Same as a G17.

The Compact has a standard 15rd capacity.  Same as the G19.

So, when looking at G19 alternatives, it's important to match up all the specs before delving into those that require compromises.  Capacity, dimensions, weight, striker vs. hammer, polymer vs. all metal, ...

Ergonomically, the P320 beats the G19 to death (YMMV).  The only real advantage the G19 has over the P320 Compact IMO is price.  But we are talking about a Sig versus a Glock after all.   :geekdanc:
General Discussion / Re: Ghost gun myths
« on: Today at 12:44:04 PM »
According to testimony submitted by EveryTown and Moms, p80s are not detectable from metal detectors.

If it's just the p80 -- no other parts assembled -- then they would be accurate.   :rofl: :thumbsup: :geekdanc:

P80 vs. "Ghost Gun."  Not synonyms.
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:05:16 PM »
Will do, the day you can promise me your actions will not effect me.   

You can smoke all you want.  I don't give a fuck it's your freedom.  But the second your smoke effects me then it's no longer your freedom.   It infringes on mine.

Why are you forcing your beliefs on everyone else?  I thought you hated that.

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: March 02, 2021, 07:04:01 PM »
Will do, the day you can promise me your actions will not effect me.   

You can smoke all you want.  I don't give a fuck it's your freedom.  But the second your smoke effects me then it's no longer your freedom.   It infringes on mine.

Nobody can promise that.  CA has a high infection rate even with strict mask and closure orders.

Re-read all the posts here.  Masks are not the panacea you've been convinced they are, especially when the "masks" are no more than a bandana that has zero seal around the mouth and nose.
Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« on: March 02, 2021, 06:50:11 PM »
All these precautions I would venture to say is better than catching and spreading covid....

And YOU are FREE to decide that for YOURSELF.

Please respect others by allowing them the same FREEDOM to decide for themselves.
General Discussion / Re: Honolulu PD permit/reg. by appointment only
« on: March 02, 2021, 05:49:43 PM »
Sarcasm was implied.

Lots of people here hate PayPal for a variety of reasons.

Didn't want to assume.   :geekdanc: :thumbsup:
General Discussion / Re: Honolulu PD permit/reg. by appointment only
« on: March 02, 2021, 04:36:39 PM »
I don't work at HPD, but if we were in a legal betting state I would put a sizable bet on the line.  (regarding 2 pools separating registration and acquire.)

The other theory is just a theory.  I don't have proof beyond a reasonable doubt, on how they structure the pools of appointments within the categories. :rofl:

I researched the scheduling service HPD pays to use: Acuity Scheduling.  Based on the behavior of the scheduling app and the well-documented user information, they are using the simplest set-up available. 

When you look at the length of time for each category within Permits (ignoring the Registration pool), the overlapping lengths of appointments would have many gaps.  Instead, they likely have a pool of times for each category as well, since there are more than one person working the permits windows.  Hence, taking an appt for 4 or more guns would knock out 3 appts for 3 or less.

So, my EXPERT opinion, based on actual research of the app, the service's features and the behavior of actual appointments is that the categories all have separate times available.  That means that there are 3 times as many 3 or less appts available than 4 or more appts (10 min vs 30 min), and 2 times as many as Joint PTA appts.
Watched the video...obviously.   No I did not research the retailer.  Fail to see why I should or how that's connected to Biden voters. 

What about independent or 3rd party voters? Do we get no ammo?

Story of your life.  You think you already know everything, and anything you're lacking will be spoon fed to you.

The "why" is so you know the answer to your own question before you post it -- as well as understanding the facts and context of the story.

Without context, the answer won't be as meaningful.

And, then you asked 2 more stupid questions.  You haven't done any research into the story.  You'd never ask those questions if you had.
General Discussion / Re: Honolulu PD permit/reg. by appointment only
« on: March 02, 2021, 04:06:43 PM »
Acquire and Registrations are separate. They do not share pools.   From looking at their sheet they appear to have 2 main pools.  One for reg and one for permit.  Looks like everything in those categories fall under those, unless they have hidden sheets. 

How they deal with the 10 vs 30min from my theory is they have 2 timeslots.  They run both at once in each pool.  They have 2 windows at each "station".  They can do a 10min and 30min appointment concurrently.

Any chance you have actual evidence that supports your theory, or are you merely speculating?

How long are the 2 timeslots?  30 min (max possible appt length)?  If so, then they are wasting 20 minutes of every half hour to reserve a 10 minute appt.
How could you prove a biden supporter buying ammo?

Because Biden supporters are morally superior to Trump supporters and would therefore never lie about their support.

Did you even care enough about the topic to watch the video or read any articles on that ammo retailer?

It's so difficult trying to educate people who have no desire to try and educate themselves.
General Discussion / Re: Honolulu PD permit/reg. by appointment only
« on: March 02, 2021, 02:04:07 PM »
Or just maybe...if we think logically of other explainations.  All reservations in one category are the same "time blocks"  so an appointment to acquire will take a carry timeslot.

I saw a just-canceled appointment for today very early this morning.  So, I left it alone and checked all the other categories.

True that the length of appointments vary from 10 to 30 minutes, but at least all the 10 minute appointments should be able to use the same time if the scheduling periods are "pooled".

Both PTA and Registration appointments for 3 guns or less are 10 minutes in length.  While I saw a PTA available, no Registrations were.  That proves that the entire system is not using a single pool of appointments.

Could the registration and permit appointment have 2 separate pools since they are two different locations at HPD?  Potentially.

The issue I see is that with 10, 20, & 30 minute appointment periods for different categories, the overlap would be unmanageable.  Unless the larger appointments are booked first, the smaller ones would fragment the time pool, making it difficult to find contiguous segments to schedule larger periods.

Example:  If 1:00-1:30 is open, and someone schedules a 1:10 3 or less PTA, the time between 1:00 and 1:10 can only be used for another 10 minute appointment.  Likewise, a 30 minute appointment won't fit from 1:10 to 1:30.  I can't see them using a simple pool of times when the length of individual appointments vary by 10 or 20 minutes.  It severely complicates the process.

Given the number of windows at the permit desk, I can assume they anticipated multiple customers, telling me the reservations for each category overlap.
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