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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. Masks don't impede "viruses" directly, obviously. They impede the broadcast of many droplets which contain viruses. Also obviously. It matters little if cloth doesn't filter free viruses, as long as it filters some virus-containing fluids. No harm may come from not wearing a mask indoors at a business, or harm may come. But wearing the mask involves no harm whatsoever. So the so-called 'controversy' doesn't really matter.
  2. To me it's fairly simple: mask wearing does no harm. I wear one when I go into any business establishment, whether they require one or not. I don't wear one when I'm out in the open, on a walk, on a bike, in a parks, etc., because there are no distancing issues. It's obvious that the ingress/egress distinction is real and you don't need a host of studies to so conclude. In my own case, I'm a 72-year-old man disinclined to get into an uproar about it; wear it indoors in commercial establishments and help get it over with. If it cannot do harm in such circumstances, one should do it whatever the endless arguments and 'studies'.
  3. tkNothing wrong with his opinions, but he did it in uniform in his patrol car. It's a political statement. Even if an agreeable one, he chose to use the format purposely. They told him to take it down, which was to be expected. He refused. He knew what he was doing and what would happen and it was deliberate, as he admits. The governor didn't tell him to take it down. His superiors in his department did.
  4. I have been very happy for years with the Ruger Redhawk in 4" bbl.
  5. In my own case I've just used these various stores for this and that. Like probably a lot of pards, if I go to Bass or anyplace else, large or small, I look at the ammo shelves and pick up a box of one caliber on another when the price is good. I haven't really got any store loyalty. Gun sales at Bass are getting to be a PITA like most big stores. Take a number; indifferent staff, etc. Of all the chains, the one I've had the most pleasant gun purchasing experiences with has been Big5. Of course, they have very limited selection and no handguns, but they have some good journeyman rifles and shotguns on good sales frequently. Their sales staff claim no firearms expertise. This great, because they are friendly and sell you what you want, and don't pontificate. I, too, try to buy mostly at the locals.
  6. I went into Cabelas a few times when they were new, and I bought a really great 12'x20' Alaknak outfitters tent there that we have used for 13 years in Winter XC ski camps. But I never particularly liked the show-biz atmosphere and bought very little else there. When Bass opened here two or three years back I've ended up going quite a bit. I buy the Herter's ammo frequently, as the mark has good prices. (I understand Cabelas/Bass owns Herter's). I bought a Browning 'BAR' there a few months back, and I have bought a lot of Red Head stuff, mostly summer shirts and pants, light stuff, and I like it.
  7. I was sorry to read he'd died. Had a lot of energy! He had a long life.
  8. Has had a tracheostomy and has been through a lot: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/magazine/val-kilmer.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  9. We went into Nogales, Mexico on May 5 quite a few years back when my wife's late folks lived in Green Valley, Az. There was a huge celebration; schools were closed, big parades with groups of those great synchronized horsemen, etc. It was a blast.
  10. Hillsdale is a great college. Highest standards. Perhaps the only college in the entire country that refuses all federal and state funds, all federal and state-funded loan students. The reason is that they will not accept any state or federal bureaucratic restrictions or interventions on race, gender, or other issues. Note: they are totally non-discriminatory, readily conform to all state and federal laws regarding non-discrimination, and in fact have a fully diverse student body. The point is: they obey the laws totally, but will not subject themselves to the regulatory and bureaucratic interventions and 'benchmarks' that go with the acceptance of public money, including public-funded student loan programs. Our parish priest has a daughter there. This is one of the great universities in the nation, a beacon of hope in so many ways.
  11. Several scenarios possible regarding the obligation to pay. But Alpo's specific question about whether you could get your already-paid money back is a resounding no. For one thing, the courts regard it as paid on behalf of the child and for the child's benefit.
  12. I am interested in seeing how the 'opening up' states' experience/experiment will work. So happened I watched Raiders of the Lost Ark myself 3 nights ago; first time in many years. Still a great movie!
  13. I learned my mom's name real early because my dad, my grandparents, and her neighbors and friends called her by it, as was the custom in those days.
  14. These trigger warnings in news articles seem to have just recently started. I've noticed them in just the last few days. We should have one on the headingshere on the SASS forums: "Trigger Warning: the following forums have discussions of triggers."
  15. I sure remember those glory years....
  16. Took up the suggestions and to my amazement my message box was "106%" of capacity. Hadn't had a message in 9 years. What it looked like is that in my early years here I had several conversations. I've erased several and should now be able to receive! There was some interesting stuff I'd forgotten about and was nice to see again. Particularly a couple of long-ago exchanges with Texas Man. '
  17. I have no idea why. My last message was several years back. Maybe the mods can help. Nobody will be open 'til Monday anyhow...
  18. Send me a message and I'll reply to same. Haven't used the messaging system here for years.
  19. Are you sure about Federal Way, Oregon? There is a Federal Way, Washington, up the road from me. I don't think there is one in Oregon, but maybe I'm wrong. I'm a retired lawyer. I could give you the names of a couple of firms. Lawyers who could at the least point you in the right direction.
  20. I went to Pitty Pat's Porch restaurant a couple of time on business trips to Atlanta in the late 1980s (the Jimmie Carter years). Enjoyed it both times. Is it still there?
  21. The Navajo reservation has been very hard hit, as I think Four Corners Indian Country has been in general. I stayed with some friends at the old iconic El Rancho in Gallup just last Spring and spent several days touring around the vast area. Beautiful country. Hope things work out for them OK. I'm too far away and know too little to make any judgment myself.
  22. I.e. old people. Sort of in the nature of the thing.
  23. I watched it once many years ago. It had some good points. It was too long, though. It fit the times somehow. The book was a humongous best-seller, as was the movie, in its turn. Must have been something to it.
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