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Jondd88

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  1. [quote name='shmokeandapancake' date='12 January 2010 - 12:55 AM' timestamp='1263286506' post='444699'] Hey all, I'm a long-time hookah smoker, new hookah buyer. I really like the herbal shishas, or the non-tobacco shishas, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere in stores... If anyone knows of a really good smoke shop in the Las Vegas area for shisha and hookah? Maybe somewhere I can find the non tobacco shisha or good priced hookahs? I also want to know about any experiences with herbal shisha, anything from good sellers to mixing? [/quote] I have seen it around before and I have a friend who bought a pack of Hydro once so I know you can find it. The only shop I remember seeing some in is the one in the Vons shopping center at the village center circle. I remember most of their products being quite overpriced though.
  2. The Torch Flashlight

    [quote name='Charley' date='21 December 2009 - 08:52 PM' timestamp='1261457523' post='440877'] [quote name='alexander' date='21 December 2009 - 10:37 PM' timestamp='1261456633' post='440875'] [quote name='mustang_steve' date='21 December 2009 - 04:18 PM' timestamp='1261433900' post='440812'] [quote name='giant ninja robot' date='19 December 2009 - 01:03 PM' timestamp='1261245832' post='440289'] Thing looks fucking dangerous as hell. Try lighting up the blood in your hand or face with that thing.... The only people I can see getting one are serious hikers/campers/adventurers, my kids would lose their site and/or be seriously burned with that thing around. [/quote] I have five words: Less Than Lethal Home Defense. Ever stare into 140 lumens at about 10-15 feet? It's slightly disorienting....now imagine hundreds of times that power, and you have this beast of a flashlight. At that light output level, it can induce immediate vertigo and up to a half hour bout of nausea. In other words, it'll put an intruder on the floor, hard. If the intruder gets stupid enough to get close, just press it into them and let the heat do the work....extremely few people respond with anything but a flight response to being burned. It's no replacement for giving a violent home intruder the gift of lead and copper, but it'll do in the situations that such a violent solution is unwarranted. [/quote] This is exactly what I thought when I watched the video. An intruder is completely incapacitated when they can't see, even if they're armed. You can't shoot a gun or use a knife when you don't know where your target is [/quote] um yes you can lol. you just may not hit what you want to hit, but you can still shoot. [/quote] For that reason, I would rather just shoot the aforementioned intruder. Wild blind shooting on the part of the intruder might actually hit me or someone else nearby. My specifically directed shot will less likely do so and the intruder won't be in a state to shoot back afterwards. I also don't have to worry about my battery dying and then being left defenseless with a pissed off and armed criminal. However, I have the luxury of living in a jurisdiction where using a firearm for self-defense is acceptable, for others, this flashlight might be a good alternative. Although, I guess having both the flashlight as an initial defense and a firearm in case the intruder does happen to have, and attempt to use, a weapon would be ideal.
  3. [quote name='thatonethere' date='20 December 2009 - 11:56 PM' timestamp='1261382208' post='440694'] [quote name='INCUBUSRATM' date='20 December 2009 - 09:02 PM' timestamp='1261368134' post='440662'] I see Ed Hardy creating a huge movement of bros swarming the hookah community in due time... Watch out. [/quote] Can somebody fill me in? What is a "bro"? [/quote] The stereotypical college-age party-going dumbass who calls everybody "bro" The kind of person that would think their shitty no-name Chinese hookah is the shit with their Starbuzz and 3K QLS.
  4. Score

    [quote name='indian_villager' date='20 December 2009 - 10:50 AM' timestamp='1261335003' post='440577'] [quote name='JOE' date='20 December 2009 - 05:02 AM' timestamp='1261303325' post='440511'] very nice find, i need to measure my vase and go shopping with my caliper [/quote] Or [b]you could walk around with your stem and jab it into things[/b].......Almost what I did. [/quote] Lmao, until the cops show up.
  5. Racism In My Area...

    [quote name='Charley' date='20 December 2009 - 12:21 PM' timestamp='1261340487' post='440598'] am I missing something here? the post you linked was talking about a robbery and shooting nothing was racist in it. unless your talking about them saying the suspects are black? I am sure i did miss what you were trying to show us tho. but anyway the world is more racist than we are lead to believe its just not P.C. to talk about it anymore. I live in southern Indiana and just talking to 75% of the ppl here in casual conversation you would think they just got back from a cross burning and it sickens me. im almost ashamed to come from here. in fact the nearest town to me used to have a sign just outside of town that was still up till the very late 80's by the bridge leading into town that said no blacks after sunset unless you live here. (and no it wasn't written that politely if you get what im saying) I just plain hate how misguided ppl can be based on stupid stuff. I will never understand how ppl can look at someone and think "hey they don't look like me they must be bad ppl." [/quote] Interesting, there used to be comments on that page and that is where all the racism was that demonix was referring to. It looks like the comment section is gone now.
  6. Thanks dude, I am actually selling it though, as I have chosen to upgrade to a Bambino.

  7. You have a sexy hookah. i love the color.

  8. [quote name='fineout' date='19 December 2009 - 09:41 PM' timestamp='1261287702' post='440478'] [quote name='Jondd88' date='19 December 2009 - 05:40 PM' timestamp='1261269642' post='440418'] Ya, it is a tough call. My 17 year old sister wanted me to let her drink with me. Initially I was unwilling to do it, but then I started thinking about it. I know she can get alcohol without me, so I would much rather her be drinking under my supervision than with her stupid teenager friends. I can keep her out of trouble instead of letting her friends get her into trouble. It was the same line of thinking that caused my parents to permit me to drink underage as long as I did so at home. I never really did drink alcohol until I moved out though... I hope this helps. [/quote] drinking at 17 is way different IMO, 17 is past when a lot of places in the world will let you drink and is very close to 18 when youre pretty much an adult, 12 is way way way too young to be smoking [/quote] [size="2"]I agree. [/size][size="2"]I believe 12 is too young to be smoking and if my sister was that young, I definitely would not have let her.[/size] [size="2"]However, it is a lot harder for a 12 year old to go behind ones back and get it themselves here than it would be in a nation with no age limit on smoking.[/size] [size="2"]Even if it is more harmful at that age, I still think smoking with a responsible adult is better than smoking with irresponsible peers of similar age and invincible mindset if they determined to try it.[/size][size="2"] Kids are stubborn, I was a kid too not very long ago and I know that if they can get away with something without your permission, disallowing them does nothing to stop them. Half of the things my parents didn't let me do, I ended up finding a way to do it anyways. [/size][size="2"]I know that drinking at 17 is acceptable in most of the world, but here in the US, it seems a lot of people truly believe that anything under 21 is too young.[/size] [size="2"]I hear people and the media make a big deal when someone underage gets alcohol as if on your 21st birthday you wake up magically a more responsible person.[/size] [size="2"]My story wasn't as extreme of an example, but I believe the point I was trying to make remains the same and I figured drawing on personal experience would help me get that point across.[/size]
  9. Got My Order From John

    [quote name='Cheng' date='19 December 2009 - 05:14 PM' timestamp='1261271673' post='440435'] Its going great, iv sparked up quite a few coals around around 16 lumps so far and did a refill. The lighter button gets hot tho after around 3 mins of it being on constantly lol. Its great for me as I smoke in my room which is on the third floor, I cant be running down everytime I wanna light some coals [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/post-5619-1201289386.gif[/img] [/quote] Have you considered getting one of those plug-in single coil burner? I use one of those to light nats in my room. It looks like you live in England though, I heard they are hard to find there. I am not sure why. I would definitely recommend giving one a try if you are interested. Even when they worked, I found the butane torch to not be as easy as the burner.
  10. [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 04:57 PM' timestamp='1261270650' post='440430'] Sarcasm detector....reading a quotient of 36. Its clean. He was bagging on Rani! Get him, guys. [/quote] lol, if you are referring to me, I think your sarcasm detector might need calibration. I was being serious, it would be a shame for him to come back only to start breaking rules again. It would be great if this mistake became a valuable lesson for him to grow off of.
  11. [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 04:48 PM' timestamp='1261270080' post='440423'] Good point Jondd. I would also ask you to think in terms of the future. Lets say you smoke hookah with your sister, she loves it and smokes more. She starts smoking cigarettes. 30 years from now, your sister gets lung cancer and lives in misery for 5 years longer until she dies a horrible, lingering, suffering death. Stand in your shoes on the day she dies and ask yourself what you want to do today. Will you feel guilty or be able to attribute her actions to her free will? If you can connect those events, feel OK about it and look forward with a clear conscience, then go ahead. Some people might judge you harshly, but I guess I feel like everyone is going to die, if we know the cause and have a name for the disease...it makes death more tragic? I don't think so. [/quote] You make a very good point. However, the way I see it, at 17, she only has 1 year before she is old enough to buy her own tobacco. (Actually, less than a month since her Bday is early Jan.) If it takes 30 years for her to develop lung cancer, she would have had 29 years of her adult life to make the decision to quit and at that point it isn't anyone else's decision but hers. By denying her hookah, at the best I am just delaying her lung cancer for 1 year. This is assuming she doesn't just go behind my back and get it from someone else who doesn't take the time to explain the dangers of smoking and helping her make an educated decision. I have already told her that smoking hookah is probably as dangerous as smoking cigarettes, her dumb teenager friends might try and tell her it is harmless, an unfortunately common misconception. Also, I can make sure she learns how to do it correctly Of course, 12 years is a bit younger, but I think my point remains basically the same. However, Greece has no smoking age as far as I know, so that is a different situation. I think it really depends more on the individual's attitude and maturity than the numbers on her birth certificate. My point is, between the lesser of 2 evils, I would choose her smoking with me, being a responsible adult, than with her friends whom I don't know and may very well be reckless and stupid. On a slightly relevant note, Eric. She lives with my parents in San Diego where I grew up prior to moving to Nevada. She turns 18 next month and wants to go to a hookah lounge to celebrate. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten around to visiting yours, which I have heard so many great things about, and I am dying to try some Tangiers prepared by The Man Himself. We might be visiting you sometime next month while I am down there. I think I might be more excited about it than she is
  12. Premium Sub?

    [quote name='INCUBUSRATM' date='19 December 2009 - 04:34 PM' timestamp='1261269271' post='440416'] I'll keep a look out for it. I think it's just gone for right now and has yet to be put back into the new layout... [/quote] Can a mod or the admin upgrade people to premium manually without using the payment system? If so, people could just donate 15 bucks and the admin/mod could come by and upgrade people manually.
  13. [quote name='BohoWildChild' date='19 December 2009 - 04:45 PM' timestamp='1261269936' post='440421'] [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 04:13 PM' timestamp='1261268024' post='440410'] I banned myself for an NHT reference. I didn't even think about it. Completely unintentional. Thats was my point. Its not always a sinister intention...Flow of consciousness. James Joyce. I Ching. Damned serious discussion section. [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif[/img] [quote name='BohoWildChild' date='19 December 2009 - 04:17 PM' timestamp='1261264665' post='440393']If you were sleeping with your 14 year old sister would you just forget to not talk about it?[/quote] I can't help it you lied about your age. You said you were 18, I trusted you, and you reveal this in public? I'm shocked and hurt. [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif[/img] I also don't have a sister. I have a half-sister. When she was 14, I would have been 10. It is illegal to do some things. Talking about something, on the other hand isn't...outside of the Forum. Its not like the guy talked about breaking the rules. He didn't have a chance. You are blurring action with discussion. He broke a rule in action, your analogy involves doing something illegal and then not talking about it. The rule is to not discuss NHT. Just because he discussed them doesn't mean he did them. He did break a rule, though. Bad example, Rani. [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif[/img] Still love you too. You're twice as sexy when you're disagreeing with me, I should just say. I got the Christmas card, Rani, thanks! Merry Christmas to you. [/quote] I'm not sure it was a bad example because my point was that some things you just don't talk about. Never mind rules, etc. Just don't. But having said that, I was at the Lodge today and we were talking about this kind of issue. I generally swear like a sailor and yet automatically stop whenever there are children around or if I'm in an office setting, etc. It was pointed out that just because I have the ability to switch mental gears doesn't mean it's a normal ability that comes easily to everyone and that I'm being too judgemental assuming everyone can do it just as easily. Most people will continue to do what they habitually do regardless of their current environment. So I stand corrected on those grounds because I do believe that we shouldn't necessarily judge others by our personal standards for ourselves. In the end, I have to agree that[b] the most important thing is that he comes back after the suspension.[/b] At the very least he can take credit for giving us something to argue about! 'Rani [/quote] Hopefully, having learned from his mistake and able to not let it happen again.
  14. [quote name='BohoWildChild' date='19 December 2009 - 03:17 PM' timestamp='1261264665' post='440393'] [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 02:18 PM' timestamp='1261261094' post='440371'] Come on. Everyone assumes that it was conscious "Im going to discuss NHT". Sometimes people read the rules and forget and accidentally mention them. Thats what happened to me. [/quote] Now..... you know I'm crazy about you...... But....... I'm disagreeing totally with you on this. If you were sleeping with your 14 year old sister would you just forget to not talk about it? Mouths come with a control device also known as your brain. I see no excuse for not using it when you're talking about something that's illegal. 'Rani [/quote] Ya, but considering this is a forum that focuses on smoking, it is a bit less of a stretch to slip up and mention something you aren't supposed to here than it would be with your example. I don't know what he said, but he might not have even been talking about doing it himself. He could have just mentioned it in a discussion in which it could have been relevant. Just playing the devil's advocate. It does seem a bit silly that some people have difficulties following such a simple rule. That being said, we all make a mistake every now and then.