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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Zaks View Post
    My best friend, unfortunately deceased, who I met at Columbia University in 1967

    I'm learning krav maga from a private teacher who is quite advanced and has been sent all over the world on behalf of the Israeli army to teach seminars. This is not like other martial arts. The aim is to kill or maim someone within 10-20 seconds. .... There's something called a tactical pen I have to buy that you can stab someone with.
    I have.....uh....questions.
    I'd like to know if this is a typo before I insinuate that someone old enough to have had a best friend in 1967 maybe ought to focus on just getting a gun because that's a bit old to be grappling to stab someone with a pen. I'd like to think at 66+ I'd have the good sense to just pop the Ruger in my belt and be done with it.
    Then again at 47 I'm seriously looking at jumping out of planes so what do I know.

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    I wrote that it's hard to get a gun permit in this country. I can't get one, and yes to my dismay I am 74 years old. I'm not a liar and am on zero social media. I have a lot of other things I can do like surf, skateboard, lift weights, cardio, study, do mobility work etc. than waste everybody's time and mine looking up these sources and lying to get attention. I almost never post but thought it was important to get some feedback, which I got.

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    Jenni didn't know you couldn't get a gun permit, and I was under the impression that the Israeli government was in favor of concealed carry, having heard that several years ago. If you get in a scrap, the pen will be useless, I assure you, and at 74 your martial arts will merely prolong the fight you lose. There are ways to get a gun anywhere. Think about it.

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    Read this ridiculous article, and then try to imagine the reaction of people here in Texas: Some Tech Workers Who Moved to Austin Are Having Regrets

    Not as many regrets as we have about you silly assholes fucking up Austin.

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    And Republicans fuck things up just as badly: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Scrubs Her Lockdown Record ⋆ Brownstone Institute

    Governor Reynolds “rejected” the mandates and lockdowns of 2020? She did? Her position has remained the same? It has?

    Could it be the Governor has forgotten her “orders?” On March 17, 2020, Governor Reynolds issued her first “Public Health Disaster Emergency.” Following her long list of “whereas’s,” she ordered the following:

    Restaurants and bars: Closed to the “general public”
    Fitness centers/health clubs, spas, aquatic centers: Closed
    Theaters/performance centers: Closed
    Casinos/gaming facilities: Closed
    Churches: Closed
    Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers: Prohibited.
    Senior citizen and adult daycare centers: Closed
    Salons/barber shops: Closed

    A few weeks later on April 6, 2020, she doubled down. In this second proclamation, the Governor extended the timeline and expanded what she now says she “rejected.” To add insult, she also formally called on law enforcement to “assist in the enforcement of these ‘mitigation efforts’.” To wit:

    “To encourage further social distancing and mitigation efforts, the proclamation orders additional closures effective at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7th until Thursday, April 30th”: (Highlight and underline added)

    Malls
    Tobacco or vaping stores
    Toy, gaming, music, instrument, movie, or adult entertainment stores
    Social and fraternal clubs, including those at golf courses
    Bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, arcades, and amusement parks
    Museums, libraries, aquariums, and zoos
    Race tracks and speedway.
    Roller or ice skating rinks and skate parks
    Outdoor or indoor playgrounds or children’s play centers
    Campgrounds

    Should we afford the Governor the benefit of the doubt? That she “rejected” “mandates and lockdowns” all the way through Mar 16, 2020? Then changed her mind? Hence, rejecting them before implementing them?
    These people seem to think we don't have the internet to look things up.

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    The Federal government's speech and thought policing branch, the ADL, has become the target of a Twitter user campaign:

    ďADL Has Tried Very Hard to Strangle X/TwitterĒ: Elon Musk Responds to #BanTheADL

    Musk is never going to ban the ADL because, for all intents and purposes, it would be illegal for him to do so. But this is still an encouraging development.

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    Rebuilding Lahaina, Maui Hawaii.

    This was originally posted on the “Your Kamaole Beach neighbors”. It is being circulated and edited around the Maui community.

    Lahaina the New Dubai

    Lahaina as the new Dubai? you are on the right track, I would like to see the whole area redeveloped into a glitzy "mall" with ample workforce housing (owned by the County in perpetuity to avoid private profiteering), malls, discos, cinemas, tourist facilities, tall hotels along the waterfront (bear in mind it is impossible to recreate the old Lahaina with Kimo's restaurant hanging out over the water -- zoning and environmental science demonstrate that is very harmful to beach erosion islandwide). So I am envisioning a super-fun kind of Singapore environment, tropical, affordable, plenty of state-sponsored affordable workforce housing on a 99-year lease kind of arrangement, no tourists allowed to buy private property in the district, perhaps we could even work in a film studio like Mayor Arakawa tried to do 10 years back. The sky's the limit -- we can reinvent to be a new Dubai. Yes it's sad the old Lahaina's gone -- but let's move forward and make the new Lahaina the best possible environment for Maui's values and economic environment. Hell we could even incorporate a zoo in there, up the mountain -- the sky's the limit. Making lemons into lemonade. Displaced Lahaina people should have first dibs on all the housing.

    Can people wait the VERY long time it will take to rebuild Lahaina without pivoting how they live and where?
    It is going to take more than local professionals to staff all the work ahead.

    Just like we have had to resort to traveling nurses, maybe the same with construction, etc.
    Gov Green is considering an FDR approach to reconstruction. I was not born in that time, just read about how it worked. Much like emergency services come from other places to help , rebuilding may require something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Zaks View Post
    I wrote that it's hard to get a gun permit in this country. I can't get one, and yes to my dismay I am 74 years old. I'm not a liar and am on zero social media. I have a lot of other things I can do like surf, skateboard, lift weights, cardio, study, do mobility work etc. than waste everybody's time and mine looking up these sources and lying to get attention. I almost never post but thought it was important to get some feedback, which I got.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Jenni didn't know you couldn't get a gun permit, and I was under the impression that the Israeli government was in favor of concealed carry, having heard that several years ago. If you get in a scrap, the pen will be useless, I assure you, and at 74 your martial arts will merely prolong the fight you lose. There are ways to get a gun anywhere. Think about it.
    Exactly. I didn't think anyone was lying I just didn't read "hard to get" as "can't get one at all." And same, I thought the Israelis were pretty pro-carry. At least as compared to other 'across the pond' nations. You'd think with their focus on everyone serving in the military (a wonderful idea) they'd be more inclined to realize their people are perfectly prepared to carry responsibly especially at the experienced age of 74. I'm kind of offended on your behalf, lol.

    As to our impending collapse, I think that us acting as the world's policemen has had a detrimental effect on us. We've hog-tied ourselves in the name of assuring global trade. I'm not sure that reining that in and focusing on us isn't the better idea. I think we'll be stronger in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gymmoser1 View Post
    Lahaina as the new Dubai? you are on the right track, I would like to see the whole area redeveloped into a glitzy "mall" with ample workforce housing (owned by the County in perpetuity to avoid private profiteering), malls, discos, cinemas, tourist facilities, tall hotels along the waterfront (bear in mind it is impossible to recreate the old Lahaina with Kimo's restaurant hanging out over the water -- zoning and environmental science demonstrate that is very harmful to beach erosion islandwide). So I am envisioning a super-fun kind of Singapore environment, tropical, affordable, plenty of state-sponsored affordable workforce housing on a 99-year lease kind of arrangement, no tourists allowed to buy private property in the district, perhaps we could even work in a film studio like Mayor Arakawa tried to do 10 years back. The sky's the limit -- we can reinvent to be a new Dubai. Yes it's sad the old Lahaina's gone -- but let's move forward and make the new Lahaina the best possible environment for Maui's values and economic environment. Hell we could even incorporate a zoo in there, up the mountain -- the sky's the limit. Making lemons into lemonade. Displaced Lahaina people should have first dibs on all the housing.[/I]
    It all makes sense, as long as the displaced people don't get first dibs on anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Zaks View Post
    I'm learning krav maga from a private teacher who is quite advanced and has been sent all over the world on behalf of the Israeli army to teach seminars. This is not like other martial arts. The aim is to kill or maim someone within 10-20 seconds. One of the first things he told me was this is used as a last resort. Try to defuse the situation. Always be aware of your surroundings, know the exits, and what can you use as a weapon. It's not easy to get a gun permit in this country. He always carries his gun. There's something called a tactical pen I have to buy that you can stab someone with. You can carry a pen around anywhere. Maybe not in the blue states yet. I don't look for trouble, but it may find me. If it does, I want to be ready.
    Lol. No offense dude, but I hope you ainít paying that teacher too much.

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    I've taken a lot of krav maga in the past. It's less "martial arts" and more how to fight dressed up like "martial arts." It's pretty effective at taking people who have no experience with fighting and teaching them the basics of striking and grappling while working on their aggression. There's also a lot to be said for violence of action being able to overcome some discrepancies in a fight. If you have a good instructor.

    But it's not magic. Still, anything you do to become more dangerous incrementally increases the likelihood that you live.

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