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    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    not at this time (go outa town to a shoot)
    This I find irrational....

    Please explain what can possibly be accomplished by "not going out of town?" Do you really believe you're isolated from the virus?

    I'm asking. Do some of you folks actually believe (I know Calvin thinks he's still clear in The Great White North) that you can keep clear of this thing? Because if you do believe you're "safe".... then by all means, STAY "SAFE!"....... belief is a powerful thing!

    But for pragmatists like me...... nahhhh, I looked at the maps the day the reaction started and said "yeahh right"....and furthermore, I'm quite conversant on pandemics. I've been having this discussion for 30yrs. The idea that we can even "flatten the curve" is ludicrous.

    IMO

    Which I'm entitled to

    I even believe my opinion in this matter is better informed than most people's who've never even CONSIDERED this sort of thing. Considering stuff like this is a passion of mine. I find questions like "would free power make or break our economy" or "what will happen if the silly little fat guy gets a nuke into DC" to be fascinating. And I learned a long time ago, "THERE AIN'T NO SMART PEOPLE UP THERE PROTECTING US!!" There aren't any "experts" out there.... we, the working men and women of our world ARE the smart people, people.

    I've been passing out Orson Scott Card's 'Empire' series the last couple yrs, many would find it relevant

    IF they were the type to care, enough to read a book

    ain't many of us that do!

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    Good luck...

    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    I am all loaded up and ready to go to a match early tomorrow morning.

    Should I?
    Good luck Jackie. Our Austin match is cancelled. A tough but sane call by Steve.

    Strange, I went through the Polio and TB scares in the fifties which were much bigger killers and longer lasting results to the victims. They did close the municipal swimming pools and passed March of Dimes containers out during theater intermissions...but they didn't shut down the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virg View Post
    Good luck Jackie. Our Austin match is cancelled. A tough but sane call by Steve.

    ...but they didn't shut down the world.
    Do you think maybe in the last 70 years they may have learned a thing or two?

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    Big Al

    the question was simple and the answer was too. Not sure what else I can tell you!! I just got done reading the April American Rifleman...does that count?



    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    This I find irrational....

    Please explain what can possibly be accomplished by "not going out of town?" Do you really believe you're isolated from the virus?

    I'm asking. Do some of you folks actually believe (I know Calvin thinks he's still clear in The Great White North) that you can keep clear of this thing? Because if you do believe you're "safe".... then by all means, STAY "SAFE!"....... belief is a powerful thing!

    But for pragmatists like me...... nahhhh, I looked at the maps the day the reaction started and said "yeahh right"....and furthermore, I'm quite conversant on pandemics. I've been having this discussion for 30yrs. The idea that we can even "flatten the curve" is ludicrous.

    IMO

    Which I'm entitled to

    I even believe my opinion in this matter is better informed than most people's who've never even CONSIDERED this sort of thing. Considering stuff like this is a passion of mine. I find questions like "would free power make or break our economy" or "what will happen if the silly little fat guy gets a nuke into DC" to be fascinating. And I learned a long time ago, "THERE AIN'T NO SMART PEOPLE UP THERE PROTECTING US!!" There aren't any "experts" out there.... we, the working men and women of our world ARE the smart people, people.

    I've been passing out Orson Scott Card's 'Empire' series the last couple yrs, many would find it relevant

    IF they were the type to care, enough to read a book

    ain't many of us that do!


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    Yep...

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyTaber View Post
    Do you think maybe in the last 70 years they may have learned a thing or two?
    Learned a lot. How to put a lot of folks out of work who may not get their jobs back when the small business they work in goes broke.

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    Would any of you fine folks (about 98% of this thread) please figure out a way to UPS friend Al some common sense. Apparently every little bit helps but he is fresh out.
    It is amazing that give that he spends time with machine tools and firearms, he has survived this long.
    It is amazing the monumental volume of doctors on news programs saying the exact same thing about spacial distancing ( not particularly complicated given Infection proximity) and then there is Mr. American Freedom.
    My only guess is, he comes from a long line of freedom defenders.....you know the ones going into battle with flashing red lights on their helmets, bright yellow flack jackets, and guys that made fox mounds( who wants to get wet in a hole).
    Please, some friend/ family member swing by and pour a Pepsi in his keyboard......please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    Would any of you fine folks (about 98% of this thread) please figure out a way to UPS friend Al some common sense. Apparently every little bit helps but he is fresh out.
    It is amazing that give that he spends time with machine tools and firearms, he has survived this long.
    It is amazing the monumental volume of doctors on news programs saying the exact same thing about spacial distancing ( not particularly complicated given Infection proximity) and then there is Mr. American Freedom.
    My only guess is, he comes from a long line of freedom defenders.....you know the ones going into battle with flashing red lights on their helmets, bright yellow flack jackets, and guys that made fox mounds( who wants to get wet in a hole).
    Please, some friend/ family member swing by and pour a Pepsi in his keyboard......please.

    timmy...... the virus has run it's course in Wuhan..... it's OVER...... and if you believe this is "because the govt wiped it out" then I can't fix that

    you probably also believe masks protect you.

    again I CAN'T FIX THAT!!!

    and when it's over here in a week or two..... and when our goobermint is crowing about how they "kept it under control"....... and when folks like you are BELIEVING IT! And our taxes go up to cover the stupid people......And you'se finally take your mask of and venture timidly out to Walmart...


    I can't fix that for you


    I'm sorry numbers and facts don't "work" for you. I'm sorry "I Can Explain It To You, But I Can't Understand It For You!"


    I'm even a little sorry to be continuing to completely and resolutely disagree with your stance, that I continue to ask "please people THINK and look around!"

    Notice the shift already????

    I see more clearly now that I'n just pissing you off and,

    I can't fix that for you ! I know it now.... you still believe we're "in a crisis!"

    I can't force you to think, to consider and reconsider...


    But maybe I can for someone else.



    I AM glad they finally took "Dr Oz" down as the face of informed doctrine, at least the female they replaced heem with is slightly less supercilious.

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    The SHIFT oh no. Better check the cheese whiz in the bunker and get you a fresh foil hat . Maybe it's not the govt......maybe it's aliens, Al.
    You better pray they never tax, obsessive keyboard misinformation.

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    Some events, ideas, faces and names I hope you remember to remember tim.... you can take them one by one and beat me about the head and shoulders with them as these poor infected people all DIE in misery.

    You'll get to prove me wrong

    "DR" Anthony Fauci
    "DR" Oz
    Placido Domingo
    Angela Merkel
    Rand Paul
    Bill DeBlasio
    our new democrat cantidate goobernator
    Dr Makary saying today we'll lose hundreds of thousands of people here in America.... "4000 per day is coming soon!!!"
    Tom Hanks
    Bon Jovi
    Idris Elba
    Germany now "banning groups larger than two"
    "flatten the curve"
    etc
    etc
    etc

    I loved the way they CRUSHED the whole "Hey, Andrew Cuomo might be the salvation can'idate for them poor demo's!!!"...... "he's really showing some numb"....


    oops


    lol


    I'm laffing over the newest attempt at sensationalizing and inflating the numbers...basically "anyone who dies that tests positive for covid, even if they fell from a building, gets counted.

    And in the news today "China, Taiwan and Korea now sending us supplies and aid"....... weird, I thought they were all DEAD over there!


    huhh.... guess I was wrong, them masks DO work!




    I could go ON and ON and ONNNN..... but lunchbreak's over, back to the grind...... gotta' go down and SHOOT some more cuz we got a CROWD coming over to shoot this afternoon, including my sweet middle daughter who's having us another Grandbaby in just two weeks....

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    Bummer!!!

    The kids are showing up early.... hadda come up and dig a few thousand rounds of ammo out of the safe..... checkin' the news and saw THIS from 36min ago

    36 mins ago
    Navarro says mobilization 'just like in World War II' in progress as coronavirus spreads
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that President Trump is "now a wartime president" -- and that the country now has a "clear battle plan" reminiscent of its mobilization during World War II.


    Copied and pasted the headline, AIN'T gonna' take the bait me, no, lol

    Add Peter Navarro to the list....

    So there ya' go tim.... rhetoric is ramping up to offset flaccid statistical data....

    ohh, sorry..... to NOT tim...... please read with me, the facts, just the facts ma-am

    Here's a list.... now go compare this to how many folks have slipped and died in the bathtub during this time..... DO NOT compare to flu stats, they'll freak you RTFO!!!

    Ohhh, yeahhh, and they put a name on it...."outbreak-related deaths" mebbeso you din't AC'TRALLY DIE FROM covid, but it was there, watching!

    States with outbreak-related deaths include:

    1. Washington: 94 deaths

    2. New York: 76 deaths

    3. California: 27 deaths

    4. Georgia: 20 deaths

    5. Louisiana: 20 deaths

    6. New Jersey: 16 deaths

    7. Florida: 13 deaths

    8. Michigan: 7 deaths

    9. Colorado: 6 deaths

    10. Illinois: 6 deaths

    11. Oregon: 5 deaths

    12. Texas: 5 deaths

    13. Connecticut: 4 deaths

    14. Indiana: 4 deaths

    15. Wisconsin: 4 deaths

    16. Kentucky: 3 deaths

    17. Missouri: 3 deaths

    18. Ohio: 3 deaths

    19. South Carolina: 3 deaths

    20. Kansas: 2 deaths

    21. Virginia: 2 deaths

    22. Maryland: 2 deaths

    23. Nevada: 2 deaths

    24. Pennsylvania: 2 deaths

    25. Vermont: 2 deaths

    26. Arizona: 1 death

    27. Washington, D.C.: 1 death

    28. Massachusetts: 1 death

    29: Minnesota: 1 death

    30. Mississippi: 1 death

    31. Oklahoma: 1 death

    32. South Dakota: 1 death

    33. Tennessee: 1 death

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    timmy...... the virus has run it's course in Wuhan..... it's OVER...... and if you believe this is "because the govt wiped it out"

    .
    The virus is over in China? So, you believe the Chinese but not our own govt?

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    I passed up a shoot yesterday

    @ 75 I realize I am at nearing the end of my life so I want to try to hang on to as much, as is left of it, as I can. I expect to contract this virus but I am trying my best to avoid catching it; pretty much only shopping for groceries and liberally using alcohol after I come out of the store. Lost a dear friend my same age Wednesday, ergo my comment about being near the end.

    Pete

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    One observed effect of the virus, as I see it, is that one suffers from diarrhea of the keyboard. It has hit hardest in Washington State.

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    Yes Al, we're in a war.....against a Virus.
    Did you forget your antidepressant today?
    Nice to see you and yours practicing the social distancing, you can all make tinfoil hats together.
    Post a few pics of facial expressions when you review your forum activity. Should be fun time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    One observed effect of the virus, as I see it, is that one suffers from diarrhea of the keyboard. It has hit hardest in Washington State.
    You might be right Francis. Give it a couple more weeks and check those numbers again. Plus I don't see how one can compare how the Chinese govt would control it's citizens to the way U.S. does..

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