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by williaty
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 113512

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Just out of curiosity...did you read this in full before you posted it? Yes, I did and I freely admit that I'm not a financial expert so there's really none of it I'm qualified to critique. Does your overall objection boil down to economic fortune tellers are now predicting an even worse downturn t...
by williaty
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 113512

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

This study: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3561934 shows a net economic gain of $5.2 Trillion via the social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders compared letting the economy run wide open and having the pandemic burn like Australia (jesus, that was only a couple of month...
by williaty
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1142
Views: 75125

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I do not know about Stercutus but I doubt that claim for the simple reason that the intense heat and UV light in the summer causes bare skin to sunburn in ~15 minutes. I cannot imagine a virus that could be alive after an hour in the July sun in LA. Fewer contaminated surfaces should logically tran...
by williaty
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1142
Views: 75125

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Stercutus wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:50 pm
The expert talking heads say the warm weather will not affect the virus like influenza.
They are wrong.
Really? What magic expert hat gives you information that epidemiologists don't have?
by williaty
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7898
Views: 438522

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Do you reload? Might do the math on a couple boxes of loaded bullets, and reloading supplies. If you're only shooting, say, 3-5 rounds a year, it might be practical to just reload. Just to point out an option (and not necessarily dissuading you against an AR, but rather offering a potentially less ...
by williaty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7898
Views: 438522

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

The sticky wicket with 350 legend is it uses 9mm (.355") bullets instead of .357 bullets, so there are very few choices that hold up to the velocity for hunting. I've been hitting the research pretty hard. Seems like companies are loading both .355" and .357" bullets into their .350 Legend cartridg...
by williaty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7898
Views: 438522

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Hmm.. maybe not. Just found a good numbers-based analysis of the 3 calibers. They're pretty similar in terms of killing power (though with the .350 L at the low end of the pack) but the recoil of the .350 L is way, way lower than the other two. That's a big deal honestly.
by williaty
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7898
Views: 438522

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

After another day of reading, that's pretty much the list everyone is talking about: .350 Legend .450 Bushmaster .500 Beowulf I'm trying to figure out if there's really a meaningful difference between them to a noob like me. Looks like they're all going to be better than the 20ga slug I'd otherwise ...
by williaty
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7898
Views: 438522

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Can an AR-15 upper be built chambered in something that would meet the following regulation?
All straight-walled cartridge calibers from a minimum of .357 to a maximum of .50.
by williaty
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1636
Views: 113512

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Found this on Reddit a few days ago titled, "If only someone had warned us sooner" https://preview.redd.it/quwx10n0z4o41.jpg?width=768&auto=webp&s=f06d66f9d6c72263f721542c83a0a1f871deeb8a If anyone wants to read the article, the full text PDF is available here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
by williaty
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1142
Views: 75125

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

How are you guys handling de-contaminating groceries once you get them home?
by williaty
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1142
Views: 75125

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I just found out someone I had over to my house recently has come down with COVID. She became mildly symptomatic two days ago and seriously symptomatic today. We had her over 10 days ago. The best study I can find say that she was contagious about 2.5 days before the onset of symptoms, so a total of...
by williaty
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318077

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Unemployment estimates are daunting. Mostly low wage, low skill jobs like food service and entertainment. However; factories are shutting down, at least "temporarily" as well. Honda announced they were idling their Lincoln, AL factory putting thousands out of work and trimming production by 40K car...
by williaty
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1142
Views: 75125

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

This is such a weird combination of being constantly stressed and thinking about whether or not we're making the right decisions and then getting involved in a project and completely forgetting about the pandemic until I think "Oh, I need X. I'll just run to the store and grab some... Oh..."
by williaty
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318077

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I'm not sure "a stone" drops as fast as this morning's market. Stayed just 0.02% above the 2nd circuit breaker, which is astonishing.
by williaty
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318077

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

When I saw overnight DJI futures were down 1k, I figured this morning would be rough but we really need to get our shit together and stop popping the damned circuit breaker on the opening bell!
by williaty
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1465
Views: 111003

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I'm sorry. I just don't believe there is a proliferation of Nazi groups in the U S. I find the whole idea to be some kind of scare propaganda to draw attention away from groups who are the real threat to our country. I mean really... How many people have you met in your life sympathetic to Nazis ? ...
by williaty
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1248
Views: 98319

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

woodsghost wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:39 pm
MPMalloy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:16 pm
This isn't scary, it's terrifying. In no small part because it's real. So much for taking me, PaleFace, & my income to Mexico. Or the PI.
Have you considered Chile?
Not sure if your post is a joke given the news, but in case it isn't: there's major rioting in Santiago currently.
by williaty
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?
Replies: 26
Views: 5784

Re: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?

MacWa77ace wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:30 am
That should not have worked.

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Yeah, I really think the clerk's behavior was just so weird that the driver's brain said "Nope. I am not dealing with that. That is not part of the script." and took off.
by williaty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?
Replies: 26
Views: 5784

Re: Have you had to draw your concealed carry, and why?

Yes, twice. 1) Middle of the night I went out to check to see if the barn was locked. A wolf and I tried to round the same corner from different directions. He lunged at me, I shot at him. In retrospect, I've always wondered why he made an issue of it rather than running off. I wonder if he thought ...
by williaty
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318077

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

It's over. We are in the end game now. Unless something changes dramatically in the next week or so we will be facing financial Armageddon by the end of October. Markets are predictable but a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head is inescapable. What just happened to give you this opinion? I mi...
by williaty
Thu May 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Exterior Door Security
Replies: 19
Views: 6384

Re: Exterior Door Security

I like Lockpicking Lawyer's channel. I did not know he found such a lock. Everytime I see him on Youtube it seem she has every lock in pieces faster than you can say "stop that!" There's 3 cylinders out there that are generally regarded as "destructive opening only" for lack of a better term. The A...
by williaty
Wed May 22, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Exterior Door Security
Replies: 19
Views: 6384

Re: Exterior Door Security

using a lock with no known covert or surreptitious attacks against it https://i.imgur.com/V0vkUiC.gif You might want to check here and see if he's done your locks yet: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9K6rby98W8JigLoZOh6FQ Guys like that are precisely why we picked the locks we did. Lockpicking L...
by williaty
Wed May 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Exterior Door Security
Replies: 19
Views: 6384

Re: Exterior Door Security

When we moved here, we went through a lot of trying to harden the doors. Our eventual conclusion was that this house was designed with too much ground floor glass to make it actually hard to get into. We settled for making sure of two things 1) They were going to have to break the shit out of someth...

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