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  • Birthday 01/01/1983


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  1. Anyone else watch the news and wish the idiots writing the scripts would learn what the word "epicenter" means? And while we're at it, are they having a contest to see just how many times they can use the phrase "flattening the curve" no matter how badly out of place/wrong they are actually using it?
  2. Saunas are awesome. Some of the cleanest and most sterile places back in olden days. I recall reading they were often used for childbirth and whatnot due to their cleanliness. https://theculturetrip.com/europe/finland/articles/the-most-bizarre-finnish-habits-in-saunas/
  3. My understanding of the issue is that there simply aren't enough masks for everyone right now. Telling people that are lower risk of contracting the disease (the majority right now) because they don't live in a heavily populated urban environment that they shouldn't be wearing masks at this point helps keep more masks in the areas that they truly are needed, rather than being used, wasted, and disposed by people who are unlikely to even be around anyone with the virus at this point. I have a few on hand, plus a full face filter and extra cartridges and pre filters for it. I doubt I'll find any more for sale any time soon at reasonable prices, so I'm holding off actually using any of them until there are more cases closer to home.
  4. From that angle you aren't going to be able to see the geared hubs. With everything painted (or undercoated) the same color under there, you can't really see them that well anyway. It's raining or I'd pull mine out from under the shed for a better picture for you, but here is a higher resolution picture of the rear suspension. Also note on the original picture, it has the air lift rings and pintle hook which are unlikely to be found on a civilian truck frame either. Also I don't know of any civilian hubs that have the bracket bolted to the center of them (some argument about use, but it's generally agreed upon that is use if to aid in self recovery using a bent iron bar and rope/cable to act as a winch) So yes, this is a real HMMWV.
  5. No, that's a real HMMWV. I don't know of any other trucks, especially ones common enough to put the HMMWV body on, that use independent rear suspension like that.
  6. ah, didn't get it first time. But still no, we're not China or North Korea (yet) in how we are handling this.
  7. not mine. nah, 4 man truck. probably a civilian owned rig anyway as hard doors with a soft top isn't really a thing for the military.
  8. Nope, it's here to provide ME with entertainment and amusement, if anyone else gets any that's a bonus for them.
  9. 🐾 Smile File Tuesday!🐾 K9 Bane is ready for anything! Be well and be kind to one another! 💙 *Disclaimer: K9 Bane is in no way trying to diminish the seriousness of the COVD-19 pandemic. We're just trying to bring a smile to your feed* — at St. Francis Police Department.
  10. Some places already are https://www.mom-at-arms.com/post/breaking-city-of-champaign-illinois-using-covid-19-outbreak-to-enact-gun-control
  11. Nope. Sharks killed 2 people in 2019. That's out of the number who actually went to the beach, but it's still less than the 37 that COVID 19 has killed so far this year. (this one is very easy to avoid as it's pretty obvious when you are in an area that might contain sharks, as there tends to be a lot of salt water around and you have to actually go into it, COVID is a little harder to spot where it might be lurking) https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/21/shark-attacks-were-down-again-2019-only-2-deaths-worldwide/4502604002/ Coconut deaths statistic received an "ig nobel prize" for research that "cannot or should not be replicated" as the figure of "150 people die each year" was taken from an actual number of 2 people who died, and badly extrapolated. In fact, there are no actual reported deaths from coconuts most years, but there are some injuries and head fractures. Definitely fewer deaths than COVID 19. https://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2405/are-150-people-killed-each-year-by-falling-coconuts/ National Weather Service stats for lightning deaths, last year they listed was 2018, and there were 21 deaths. Once again, fewer than COVID 19. https://www.weather.gov/safety/lightning-fatalities18 As for the last one, I'm not sure what the count is, but when you average it over time the odds of getting killed for that particular reason are extremely low, usually no more than a handful each year, and people who don't suffer from KTMAC (Knowing Too Much About the Clintons) have an almost non existent chance of dying from it. Due to this, the actual likelihood of dying from reason #4 is still lower than COVID 19 (it's noon, I just woke up, so I'm taking it out on you guys :p )
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