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Let's make less effort toward having the thread closed, how 'bout it?
Seriously guys, so far this thread has been a healthy way to vent so to keep it going is beneficial.
Stay calm and revisit in two weeks.
We will have a better grasp on reality.
At this point, when we do recover, life will be different. More people will want to work from home, keeping additional supplies on hand, being less aggressive with money investments and maybe pay more attention to borders.
 

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Looks like they found a cure...

A NY Doctor shared with Hannity his Hydroxy Chloroquine/Azithromycin results.
200mg 2x daily Hydroxy Chloroquine
500mg 1x daily Azithromycin
220mg 1x daily Zinc sulfate

350 patients
• Breathing restored 3-4 hours
• Zero deaths
• Zero hospitalizations
• Zero intubations
 

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Our health officials have let us all down. They never said a thing when all our drug manufacturing was moved to China and they never said a thing when all our health care mask and gown production was moved to China. Nor did they demand our healthcare stocks be replinished after 12,000 died from H1N1....
Health officials don't own or control manufacturers. Corporations and stock holders demanding higher profits are who made the decisions to move manufacturing outside the U.S.
 

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Off topic but 1st day of being in shut down in Travis County, Tx

Off topic but gonna document our family's day to day as lockdown as I call it here in Travis County Texas
Son and wife home Pflugerville ISD and daughter home from spring break week #2.

I am working from home now.

But we did a trip to McDonald's for ice cream and cleaned my daughters 05 cobalt. Filthy. I rotated the tires due to thinking she had flat spots on front tires but fractured drivers side rim. Searching for one tomorrow.

Great family day. Tomorrow detailing the vette. Thursday changing wife's suburban brake pads.

WE WILL MAKE IT!

GOD BLESS TO ALL.

Duarte family; Pflugerville, Texas
 

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I may do okay with a few woodworking tools but I have to admit I've owned two Dillon 550B presses and never got either one up and running. I got the first one about set up and it struck me that the efficiency of the machine was undeniable but it left me cold and missing the active involvement of a more normal or old school press. I sold both and switch to the poor mans progressive of a Redding T-7 turret press with two extra turrets. The Dillon reminded me of the reloading version of a stainless steel Freedom Arms. A surgical grade piece of engineering but I guess I still like the old blued with walnut stocks type of things. Someday I'll buy another 550B and get it set up and running and realize what I have been missing but I enjoy the bench time.
 

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Hey Rob, sorry I deleted that and put it in the reloading forum. My folks used a single stage press for rifles. Won a Dillon in the early '80s which allowed me to start shooting the number of handgun rounds I really wanted and could still afford.

Went through a number of progressive machines, Star, RCBS, then more Dillon machines since.

I do appreciate siting down and cranking out 1000 rounds with little effort in an hour though. I struggle to get 500 out of my 550 in 32-20 in the same time frame. I finally got a shell plate to rig up a 1050 for the 32-20 but just haven't been shooting enough to bother.

Current environment gave me the excuse I needed to start burning up some 45 ammo again...or if nothing else a good reason to clean up the shop and the abandoned machines ;)
 

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From a national security view point- it seems like a serious lack of foresight and due diligence from all of our "leaders"- for about the last '20 years- actually more than that.. The Communist government of China are just as bad as the National Socialist Germans were- perhaps worse. Depending on them for anything that concerned our national security or safety was a a seriously foolish and dangerous move as we can all see clearly now.

Its a Communist dictatorship- with all of the horror that that brings- in spades. I was a low ranking person but I saw that clear as a bell for 30+ years. Why in the hell our "leaders" in all areas and from both political parties could not see the facts or worse denied the facts and bowed down to mammon- is beyond my keen.

The lack of planning from emergency agencies is mind boggling. As is the lack of attention to protecting the citizens of our Republic- from our "leaders".

We will get through this, and by God- our "leaders" had better wise up and tighten down their helmet straps.

That's my story- sticking to it.
 

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We will get through this and by God- our leaders had better wise up and tighten down their helmet straps.[/QUOTE]

You do realize that it is painfully apparent that our "leaders" in Congress are taking care of themselves and have little reqard for any of us.
Just look at the squabbles erupting as they all fight over the current assistance bill.
This won't stop until we have term limits.
 

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I am well aware of what is going on in the both US and in China, I won't cross the political red line here, I have been banned from more than one forum for speaking the truth about the sad state of our career political wonks.

I wrote-"We will get through this and by God- our leaders had better wise up and tighten down their helmet straps" If they don't- the next time we very well might not.
 

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Health officials don't own or control manufacturers. Corporations and stock holders demanding higher profits are who made the decisions to move manufacturing outside the U.S.
Corporations have a legal, fiduciary duty to maintain and maximize profits for the stock and bond holders...if the tax structure makes it more profitable to offshore production to remain competitive that's what they do. We all want a high standard of living and good wages but sometimes that works against what's best for the nation at large in a strategic sense. If the Congress would enact tax law that rewards corporations for keeping manufacturing here rather than outsourcing it offshore we could keep that capacity here.

Follow the money...corporations offshore capability because it saves money and taxes. Give them incentive to do it here and they'll respond positively.
 

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We have to ask ourselves this question: The three areas where we have the most serious outbreak of COVID-19 is the same three places where the homeless are encouraged to sleep on the streets, and we know the "rest of the story."

No doubt that overregulation and taxation forced some companies to outsource jobs, but for some it was outright greed.
 

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Corporations have a legal, fiduciary duty to maintain and maximize profits for the stock and bond holders...if the tax structure makes it more profitable to offshore production to remain competitive that's what they do. ...
Follow the money...corporations offshore capability because it saves money and taxes. Give them incentive to do it here and they'll respond positively.
I think that's exactly what I said. It's not the medical experts or scientists' fault products are being produced overseas. And BTW, my idea of an incentive is to tax the hell out of products being imported by U.S. companies who move their production overseas to beat the tax system or boost profits. If those people want all the rights and privileges of living here and having their companies based here, then let them pay their taxes and support our economy and workforce...not a foreign economy and workforce.
 

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I think that's exactly what I said. It's not the medical experts or scientists' fault products are being produced overseas. And BTW, my idea of an incentive is to tax the hell out of products being imported by U.S. companies who move their production overseas to beat the tax system or boost profits. If those people want all the rights and privileges of living here and having their companies based here, then let them pay their taxes and support our economy and workforce...not a foreign economy and workforce.
Most people don't realize that the Country survived mostly on tariffs until income tax became the norm.
 

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The government was funded by tariffs until the Constitution was amended to allow for an income tax...absolutely correct. Now the pockets of the citizens get picked by the politicians plus tariffs depending on various trade deals. Congresscritters have been and still are a voracious beast that cannot even consider that the money citizens make don't belong to them.
 
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