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    Brewing Beer, Making wine, Stogies, Snowmobiling, Hunting, Fishing and many other things that end with "ing"

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  1. How’s everyone doing? Business is Bangin here in South Dakota. Black Hills has had loads of tourists since May. Lot of people from different states buying houses while here on vacation. Been business as usual since the start of this thing. I think we’ll see a boom here even if the rest of the country takes it in the shorts. Nearby base is undergoing major expansion.
  2. South Dakota, one of the least populated states in the U.S., Just shot up the list on breakouts today. Started out as 80 at a meat packing plant and then they tested more employees and it hit 190 in that one company so far. I expect well see more.
  3. My cousin lost a close friend a week ago. She quickly went from a case of heartburn to dead within 24 hours. Some healthcare worker was pure genious and did not cancel her beach trip. Came back not feeling well and submitted to a test. In the meantime she works in a cancer care facility and came in contact with 100 patients, 8 other nurses and 2 physicians. I'm lucky that both my wife and I are maintaining our jobs. supposidly recession proof. We'll see. I'm somewhat glad I minored in Public Health for my business school just a few years back. Studiied Ebola, epidemiology and worked in steril processing of the surgical dept of a hospital while I was going to school. While everyone else was watching the impeachment and Colby Bryant crash, I was taking note of Chinas actions and made the move to top off the pantries, freezer, refridgerator, amm, booze. I grabbed PPE masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other medical supplies and sanitation items. One of my Ex.GF's worked as a public relations rep for a large hospital and she was tasked with developing the lip service for the public in the event of a pandemic. I woulld often listen to her rehearse and her rants and discussed responses. I'll be damned if I didn't repeatidly hear the lip service from officials as they are trying to maintain order and prepare to try and handle whats coming. I remember her saying once, "People really won't take a pandemic seriously until they start seeing friends and family stacked like corkwood outside of hospitals because they can't keep up." In other words, our governments cannot stop and outbreak, they can only try to slow it down so it's manageable. We really won't know what the death rate is until this thing is over. Far as I can tell looking at the actions politicaly just watching the news from various outlets it's looking like China is going to be in hot water by the end of this. Looking like China not only Influenced the WHO, but they also nationalized the 3m factories in China, purchased much of the PPE on the open market and are now selling PPE back on the open market at elevated pricing ever since. I'm hoping for the best be prepared for the worst. I really hope everything works out well but I have a feeling the world we lived in before is going to be much different and we would be fortunate if we make it out of this without igniting a hot war or a cold war. Of course I hope I am wrong and things quickly return to normal.
  4. Marines have a nack for "aquiring" things.
  5. How future wars will be fought. Modern Warefare😀
  6. Yuuuge Tool fan since their first album when I was stationed in Germany 92-94. II had a subscription to "This is alternative" that would send a series of alternative music videos on VHS. Thats where I found bands like Tool, Ministry, Clutch, Butthole Surfers etc. Tool has been hands down one of my all tiime favs. When Maynard came out with Blood into Wine I watched that several times. Even got a young buddy from AZ interested in Tool from that video as he would tease me by going to Caduceus Cellars or concerts. I finally went down to Cadudeus Cellars in Jerome AZ back in April and visited several other shops and vineyards that Maynards invovled in. He's more than a participant in the industry as he has helped pioneer winemaking in AZ which is no slouch. For awhile people have debated what the meaning of 46 & 2 was. In the documentatry Blood into Roses on his vineyards he's digging a hole and planting vines talking about the genetic similarities between people and grape vines. 44 Autosomes and 2 Chromosones are currently the foundation of human DNA and the believed next step in human evolution will be 46 Autosomes and 2 Chromosomes. Grape vines vary in thier makup of 19 different chromosomes depending on type and he talks about complexity. Maynard is a wine maker first and a musician second. When the vineyard needs expansion funds he comes out with a new album with one of his three bands and tours. I also got to speak with the tasting room manager, Brian Sullivan, who hinted that there is an update coming to Blood into WIne. I'm so looking forward to it. The new album, sounds a bit more mellow than their first two as with wine they mellow with age.
  7. Les we forget...ANZAC!
  8. Make sure you watch the movie "Serenity" last.
  9. Tropic Thunder- In all seirousness my favorite movies from when I was a teen and in the Army were: Full Metal Jacket, To Hell and Back (Real life Medal of honor Audi Murphy was in it, how can it not be up there), A Bridge Too Far (I participated in the Nijmegen March in 94) Hamburger Hill Das Boot My Added a few since Lone Survivor Fury Black Hawk Down 13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Act of Valor: Just the simple fact they used active duty Seals and live ammo:
  10. I’m with you on the tech stuff with my background in computer tech after my military service with a company that sold computers in cow spotted boxes during the transition from SCSI drives of pre Windows 95 to about 2001. I thought Lawnmower man, Hackers, Johnny Mnumonic were bad. I think I watched about 15-20min of 2015 Blackhat with Chris Hemsworth and that has to be far the worst I had ever seen. I had to turn it off. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Tried a Carolina reaper, sweet fruit for about a split second, chewing barbed wire after that, hickups, body wanted it out, I kept it down. I think I farted continuosly all night and wasn't sure if I was going to have a heart attack. 6:am came and I'm texting the friend I ate one with and both of us sitting on the toilet, shitting razor wire comparing notes of the night sharing simliar symptoms. So yeah, eat one of those Carolina Reapers and let us know how it goes.
  12. Problem I have with Sicario and almost every other action movie involving firearms and military is that they often Eff up minor details on uniforms, appearance, speech, logistics, procedure and basic firearms knowledge. IMHO a buck private with any pistol range experience would know that the execution scene in Sicario is pretty stupid in so many ways and Sicario is supposed to be a professional killer? Actual recoil would send half those rounds missing the guy and ricocetting down the street. Of the other half you might get one out of luck into an area of the vitals if you don't manage to shoot yourself in the face first. This was the most obvious, but the number of times I see guys sweeping muzzles of riffles etc would have gotten butt stroked by guys I served, or hunted with faster than an shock while peeing on an electric fence.
  13. Say what you want. Looks good

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