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About mattys281

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  • Birthday 07/15/1978

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    Prescott, Az.
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    Bowhunting, backpacking, & whatever kills time between trips.

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  1. mattys281

    Effects of the virus scare?

    Shapiro mentioned there was a new study out of the U.K. suggesting that a huge percentage, up to half of their population, has already been exposed and/or infected. If that’s the case, the death rate is so low to be almost negligible compared to a common flu. It’s only the rate of contagion that makes it a nasty bug. bottom line is there’s a lot of bs and fear mongering going on and it needs to stop
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    For those of you that prefer rational thought over hysteria and media hype, this is a good listen from another qualified source. I've heard from many sources now that this thing is highly contagious, but not very deadly. The death rates being touted by the media are grossly inflated because they're only testing people who are already very sick! It's the worst sampling plan on the planet! In my industry (aerospace) it's the same as if you brought me a box full of parts that we all already knew were bad and we sorted through them hoping to find one or two we can salvage. That's not how you evaluate a systemic problem. The greatest danger we face now is not death from the corona virus, it's a global depression and high unemployment. Some of the "experts" are already talking about 20-30% unemployment in the US. Just imagine that for a minute and all the things that go with it: foreclosure rates to make 2008 look like a walk in the park, mass evictions, homelessness on an unimaginable scale, depression, drug abuse/alcoholism, suicide, deaths of people that lose their insurance with their jobs so they can't get meds or even see a doctor. That's not to mention people stealing & looting just trying to survive. That's just domestically. What about all the people around the world that are being kept alive by US foreign aid and charitable giving. Let's sack their local economies and then stop all the aid & charity on top of it. The media is making more money off of this than they've made in a decade or more. Everybody's tuned in, even though a month ago we all agreed that they're all completely full of BS. Politicians are running a political game: If I don't take this seriously and it goes bad, I'm screwed. If I do take it seriously and it fizzles out, we can all say we had bad information and just overreacted. It's the biggest CYA overreaction I've ever seen in my life. Until they spend the time and money to start testing people for antibodies to see who's already had it & kicked it, they really have no idea at all how severe this thing is.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

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    Effects of the virus scare?

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    Best Hunting Multi-Pin Sight?

    I like the design of spot hogs fast Eddie, but unfortunately it weighs about a thousand pounds which means you need another thousand on the bottom of the bow to balance it. I’ve tried a couple of their products and both times gave them up pretty quickly over the weight issue. im a pretty big fan of the black gold line up. They put out a high quality product, reasonably priced and On the lighter side compared to many others. I’ll be using one of their 3 pin sliders on my new hoyt whenever it shows up. as for single pin sights, I don’t think hha can be beat. I have a .010 tetra on a bow I just play around with for target shooting. After blowing two shot opportunities with a single pin this last deer season, I won’t hunt with those anymore, but I don’t think you can beat a single pin with a small diameter housing for target shooting and long bombing.
  6. mattys281

    3 seconds of My day.......in PICTURES!

    Haaa a fellow Ross shopper. We have that exact same tp basket
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    I just got back from 9 days in Cancun. Apparently not everyone is in hiding. A little windy but still had a great time with the family, and for a dollar tip the little housekeeping lady was bringing us 2 new rolls per day.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

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    Effects of the virus scare?

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    Effects of the virus scare?

    I heard about it on CWT
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    I think I found a solution for this toilet paper crisis https://youtu.be/b-Gly0No_P0
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    I'm sure they still beat us in segments that are dirty like chemical products and areas that have high manual labor inputs. Highly automated production is different though. I've been in a couple different machine shops in the Tempe area that had millions of dollars worth of machine tools running and only a handful of people to attend to them. When you spread labor across enough machines, the price eventually gets pretty close to zero, regardless of how much that labor costs. One shop I was in literally had more people working on deburring parts than they did running the machines. As for the pollution and safety stuff, my understanding of the NAFTA agreement was that they were supposed to be adhering to standards that were very similar to our own. As I recall that was Clinton's contribution to that deal when he finalized it during his first term. Had the deal gone through before the first Bush left office, those requirements would have been absent, although since nobody every enforced them the point is moot. That was one of President Trumps big points in taking on the Chinese in his trade war, not only was the field skewed in their favor from the get go, but they weren't even abiding by the limited rules they had agreed to. Who could blame them, nobody every made them follow the rules.
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    Biden, champion of the 2A

    I don't believe anybody actually thinks Biden can win. He's a sacrificial lamb, just because they have to run somebody. Some of the younger names needed to get pulled early so they stand a better chance of winning a future election without taking too much damage in this one.
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    Effects of the virus scare?

    as manufacturing equipment becomes more sophisticated & more automated, that statement becomes more and more untrue with every passing year. A machine shop I was GM of for many years in Tempe would routinely beat the crap out of shops in China, Mexico & Eastern Europe for making aircraft parts. And we'd also often get parts back that had been lost to those other countries when the "cheap" shops either a.) couldn't deliver on time or b.) couldn't hold quality control requirements (oops, looks like somebody forgot to make an allowance for risk and supply chain disruption!). I think that if more people involved with procurement would quit blindly buying the "no one can compete with China" BS and actually start quoting American based manufacturers they'd probably be very surprised with what they find. Hopefully that's a positive result of this mess, maybe some will start looking domestically.
  15. I got hit for bull elk tags yesterday. Looks like September is booked.