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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. We don't bank with BoA, but we use a BoA Visa credit card which accrues Alaska Airlines miles, and have for years with no issues. They do have a couple of branch locations here.
  2. They won't be collectable when they are new. If they are still Colts, made here as Colts with continuity, then they too will probably be in due course. Who owns the stock shares won't matter.
  3. I assume there can be a charge to administer the vaccine. The vaccine is free. But we got our shots at a local small pharmacy that serves a lot of health care workers, being near a hospital. I assume they are entitled to get paid. About other clinics and such I don't know. What I think is ridiculous is those supermarked pharmacies that tout 'Free Flu Vaccinations" along with the small print: "with most insurance."
  4. I think Colt will remain an American corporation. Who owns the stock? Well, anybody can own stock in an American corporation, if they buy it.
  5. Firearms companies, like others, don't last forever. Except maybe Beretta...
  6. I now have several friends and acquaintances that have received at least one shot. Reactions range from none to moderate.
  7. I take my hat off indoors, and if a visiting young 'un is at my table with a ball cap, it gets doffed. I don't care about changing mores. Now, some places down alongst the border had a different custom; so be it.
  8. I have zero complaints with them re my credit card for many years now. Don't have a bank account there; never have.
  9. My only CZ is a Model 457 Lux .22 lr. It is a beautiful rifle, accurate, and top quality all 'round. Fine firearms have been an international business for centuries, and the Czechs have always been among those at the top.
  10. No. The second shot is exactly the same vaccine as the first. It's two shots of the very same thing. The first shot after a couple of weeks confers some immunity. Some say 50%, some more. The second shot is in effect a booster and raises the efficacy to the 95% + or -.
  11. Man oh man. Our wedding present from my wife's folks in 1967 was a 1963 Bug. Think it cost them $600, which wasn't chopped liver then. It was fun to drive. You did have to remember to put in gas after you kicked over to the reserve tank. When it conked out, you just jumped out the door, pushed it a little, and hopped back in for an easy jump start. Indeed, I did that in the middle of the night on the way to the hospital while my wife was in labor with our first child. But it broke down a lot. When you'd scraped 300 bucks into the savings account, suddenly Dieter und Han
  12. Maybe, inasmuch as he is still alive. And he helped put George W. Bush into the White House, after all....
  13. We got the second shot (Moderna) yesterday. I had no reaction at all to the first. A few hours after the second, I had some generalized achiness, that feeling like the flu is coming on. No fever. It lasted a few hours. So, a mild but definite reaction. All sources say that this indicates immune response from the first shot. My wife had very sore arm from both injections, nothing else. I never had any arm soreness.
  14. Lewis wrote of his wife himself in "A Grief Observed". I re-read many of his works from time to time. No matter how strong your faith, he never fails to strengthen it further.
  15. I was born in 1948. We had the drills, but very rarely. But we had the air-raid siren going off at 2 pm Wednesday for decades. I don't really remember when they stopped. Sometime in the '70s, probably. I do remember as a young kid that if I heard a prolonged siren somewhere and it wasn't 2 pm Wednesday, I'd worry a bit about it.
  16. There's not too much history for internet forums. The rule here is no politics. I've had a couple removed over the years; no problem. Many of us have over time. It's hard sometimes to resist the temptation. Often such a post is not really very political, but somebody is usually there to make it so pretty quick. Threads that are 'low-key' political will often survive quite awhile. Sometimes the mods will lock the thread but keep it up at the point before it went bad. The rule is a good one. Unrestrained political posts and threads always turn bad, because there are alway
  17. I don't get worried about bills at the stage they are introduced by representatives. Otherwise I'd never do anything but worry.
  18. A play on Spaghetti Westerns, I think.
  19. Any Jack Lemmon comedy is a good choice. To me, Lemmon reached the peak of 'everyman' romantic comedies. The Apartment. Good Neighbor Sam. Under the Yum Yum Tree. Of course "Some Like it Hot", one of the greatest comedies of all time. Many more. I watched The Taking of Pelham One Two Three last night, the 1974 version with Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam. A good '70s thriller.
  20. Bought a box of 325 count Federal .22 lr for $22.99 last week at Bass. Was happy, though a little pricy since the last box I bought there a few weeks ago was 500 rounds at that price. That Aquila stuff must be special!
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