Random Thoughts thread

Discussion in 'FH Lounge' started by NickT, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    I wouldn't say it is the reverse. I mean, you came from a working class family to being a surgeon. That is the American dream. Going from Hawaii with high cost of living and a rather unenlightened state, to Nebraska where cost of living is much less. and you got Omaha steaks!
     
  2. NickT

    NickT Member

    True, everything is much cheaper here and local/state government is much more competent and sensible than Hawaii...

    Hope all is well with you and yours. I'd love some poke right now..
     
  3. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    My original PCP left Hawaii because the AMA here is so restrictive. His group wanted to buy an MRI machine being that there were so few here at the time and they thought adding one more could really help. AMA told them they couldn't because it would take away revenue from the others possibly put them into financial hardship....
     
  4. Grumpy

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    I don't get where these public sector union leaders get their ideas. Knowing there will be a yuge bdget shortfall, HGEA leader Perreira says the gov't should be spending money instead of cuts or furloughs. I don't get it, we have no money, but the union wants the gov't to be more in debt. It is not like we can print money in the basement of the state capitol.
     
  5. NickT

    NickT Member

    That's because democrats (broad generalization, but typically this is true) have no idea how basic economics works. They think the money printer can just go brr brr and solve everything. For example, the Dem-controlled house and their HEROES act. Gov't handing out tons of money with no money coming in to fund it d/t COVID.

    Omaha was crazy last night. Second night of protesting at the busiest intersection in the state, got shut down (again) because idiots were throwing rocks, bottles, and spraying urine at cops. So, they all shift downtown to police HQ and the courthouse -- all a mile or less from me. Had cops driving past my place for an hour as they shifted from the original site to the new site.

    Every window in a 4x4 or 4x5 block square area has been destroyed. 8pm curfew starting tonight for 72 hour state of emergency.
     
  6. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    It's not protesters....protesters are peaceful and want their voices heard....those are rioters...both paid outsiders and local thugs that just want to loot...
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    I got stuck in the traffic of the aftermath of that protest today. My sister said I sound racist, but I have never seen that many black people in Hawaii. I am against their words of black lives matter. It should be all lives matter, be they black, white, red, yellow, brown, green or purple.

    People have the freedom of speech here, but for the most part, our LEOs are very respectful, unlike some on the mainland. HPD even helped out an elderly protestor that fell, unlike those in Buffalo.
     
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  8. NickT

    NickT Member

    That's the thing though... "most part" isn't good enough for the protestors. The few bad apples ruin it for everyone else, and most protestors are roping all the good ones in with the bad ones if they don't hold their buddies accountable. Something like 1000 good cops, 10 bad cops, but if the good cops don't do anything about it, you have 1010 bad cops.
    ... but then again, unless a cop explicitly says he's racist... you don't actually know and can't act on it.

    It's a frustrating problem and I see both sides of the argument, even if the data and numbers show that black people, who disproportionately commit more crime, and in predominantly black neighborhoods, aren't more likely to get shot than any other race.

    I have much respect for LEOs as they're doing something I could never do, and they're putting their lives on the line every day.
     
  9. Grumpy

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    You know, Raising Cane's opened last year and there were long lines for their food. I finally went a couple months ago. I have no idea why people stand in line for that. I get the breaded chicken from Costco and throw them in my oven. To me they taste the same as Raising Cane's. I think Dave and Buster's chicken fingers are way better!
     
  10. NickT

    NickT Member

    It's the box combo / the entire meal. Their chicken fingers aren't incredible life-changing stuff, but the sauce along with the toast and cole slaw, and sweet tea (I get half-half) that make it great. Had it a recently on a hungover Sunday and it hit the spot.

    I can make better fried chicken at home anyways.
     
  11. NickT

    NickT Member

    Another extension until July 31st... damnit Ige...
     
  12. Grumpy

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    Do Tesla Model 3s not have to have a front license plate? I just noticed that today as all the Model 3s I saw today had no front plates.
     
  13. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

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    Proof that there are wallabies in Nuuanu Valley...lol
     
  14. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    Jeez, that looks like a big rat!

    Stay safe Russ! The natives are getting more and more violent.
     
  15. Grumpy

    Grumpy Administrator

    Young Bros didn't know 20+ shipping containers went overboard until they docked. Hmmm.
     
  16. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member

    "WE ARE THE SOCIALISTS, WE ARE THE ENEMIES OF TODAY'S CAPITALISTIC ECONOMIC SYSTEM FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF THE ECONOMICALLY WEAK, WITH ITS UNFAIR SALARIES, WITH ITS UNSEEMLY EVALUATION OF A HUMAN BEING ACCORDING TO WEALTH AND PROPERTY INSTEAD OF RESPONSIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE, AND WE ARE ALL DETERMINED TO DESTROY THIS SYSTEM UNDER ALL CONDITIONS. " -NAZI PARTY MEMBER GREGOR STRASSER

    So this is why the protesters want to erase our history so no one will remember who the Nazi's were....

    This is what our public schools are teaching our kids today....
     
  17. 808CVPI

    808CVPI Administrator Staff Member



    Amazing how critics just don't see the truth!
     
  18. 808CVPI

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