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Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Today, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12
Posted By chrysanthemum
BBC Videos -- Wuhan Experiences as told by Residents.

The BBC website currently has a number of videos in which residents of Wuhan, China describe their experience and share their advice:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world/asia/china (main page)
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Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Today, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By chrysanthemum
Indeed yes. More memorable, and more of a...

Indeed yes.

More memorable, and more of a letdown, was one time I was flying into Malaysia from London and not many hours after arriving in London from Lagos. Flying into Malaysia, and half-way...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By chrysanthemum
Theoretically, perhaps possible. ...

Theoretically, perhaps possible.

Practically, I can't see it doing anything measureable, provided that the barrel is good to start with.

Just an opinion.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Today, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By chrysanthemum
I try -- as best I can -- to see each side of a...

I try -- as best I can -- to see each side of a difference of opinion.

Here, I support both freedom and common sense, including duties towards others.

I suppose it becomes a question as to...
Forum: New Member Introductions Today, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 693
Posted By chrysanthemum
If you choose to go the .22 direction, which is...

If you choose to go the .22 direction, which is certainly sound advice (even if not the only reasonable choice), I'm not sure I'd lock myself into a 1911 look alike that's been adjusted to fire .22...
Forum: New Member Introductions Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By chrysanthemum
Buy the best you can comfortably afford. ...

Buy the best you can comfortably afford.

Unless you're focused on some kind of algebraic "best value for cost" equation (that's in your mind) or unless you merely want something that will fire,...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,117
Posted By chrysanthemum
When someone believes they're so much smarter...

When someone believes they're so much smarter than everyone else and that those others are to be laughed at, and described as thin properties of the brain, there's only so much more to be said.......
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By chrysanthemum
If something is wrong with a new gun's accuracy,...

If something is wrong with a new gun's accuracy, I rather doubt that further "break-in" time will cure the ills.

On occasion it is possible for an internal machining glitch to be present in the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By chrysanthemum
Can easily occur whenever one is removed from...

Can easily occur whenever one is removed from normal daily activities.
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,086
Posted By chrysanthemum
^^^ My current inclination as well. As...

^^^

My current inclination as well.

As one with no expertise in infectious diseases, I cannot speak/write from a position of qualifications. But deep down inside, going simply on instincts,...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,600
Posted By chrysanthemum
Indeed yes, RIP. I noticed this with great...

Indeed yes, RIP. I noticed this with great sadness on BBC's news.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52189803
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 683
Posted By chrysanthemum
The gun needs to be considered together with the...

The gun needs to be considered together with the operator (firmness of grip), the maintenance of the gun, and the ammo.

I think it can be overly simplistic to say that such a gun can be expected...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,086
Posted By chrysanthemum
Although a different type of statistic, but...

Although a different type of statistic, but notable on its own significance, the British Prime Minister has now been moved into intensive care.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52192604

Many...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,626
Posted By chrysanthemum
^^^ ^^^ As one who has spent time in...

^^^
^^^

As one who has spent time in China, I think it is a combination of both of these factors. There is truth in both perspectives.

E.g., while it's easy to think of support for the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,626
Posted By chrysanthemum
We do have conflicting cultural and economic...

We do have conflicting cultural and economic values with China. ... Also Russia.

But there are also shared values and interests. And discussions with ordinary citizens in these and other countries...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,086
Posted By chrysanthemum
President Trump seems to have a good balance...

President Trump seems to have a good balance between optimism and doomsday prognostications.

No, he's not perfect -- no one is -- but I'm going with his statements over most others, as being the...
Forum: Dan Wesson Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By chrysanthemum
Barricade is superb for rust/corrosion...

Barricade is superb for rust/corrosion protection. And I've never experienced any damage to any finish from using it.... polished blued, parkerized, black nitrate, stainless, and coating-type. ...
Forum: Wilson Combat Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By chrysanthemum
^^^ +1911. Reflecting further on the...

^^^

+1911.

Reflecting further on the military use angle, I think it's absolutely inevitable that a segment of firearms enthusiasts will always have an interest in acquiring whatever sidearm...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 04-05-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 850
Posted By chrysanthemum
^^^ I liked the entrance gate photo you...

^^^

I liked the entrance gate photo you shared in a different thread.

I'm a bit jealous, but in a good, admiring way. +1911:rock:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 04-05-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 850
Posted By chrysanthemum
My sentiments as well, albeit not supported by 47...

My sentiments as well, albeit not supported by 47 days and 47 nights of personal experience.:eek:

Any "bug-out" bag is probably better viewed as a return to home ASAP bag.

I think a second home...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-05-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
Posted By chrysanthemum
^^^ :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ----- ...

^^^

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Separately....A medical-style mask probably doesn't conjure up the same thoughts as certain other types of masks.

But the larger point, already made, is...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-04-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By chrysanthemum
Too many "no win" circumstances for too many of...

Too many "no win" circumstances for too many of us.:(

I experienced that type of feeling too many times in my career, too many haunting memories, although for different reasons than a virus.
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Forum: Dan Wesson 04-04-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By chrysanthemum
^^^ (For OP) If DW gives a specific...

^^^

(For OP) If DW gives a specific recommendation, and it sounds like they do, I think I'd follow it.

That doesn't mean that Barricade would harm your specific finish. I'd guess not. But I...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-04-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,600
Posted By chrysanthemum
:D Totally agree! But I think he was truer to...

:D Totally agree! But I think he was truer to Fleming's character than any of the others, albeit Daniel Craig also deserves some recognition here, especially in Casino Royale.

A rare occasion...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-04-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By chrysanthemum
CDC Safe Social Distance Might Not Be So Safe

FWIW, recognizing that one can only do so much:

CDC's recommended safe social distancing might not be all that safe.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852

(JAMA=Journal...
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