TheGipper

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  1. There's your hint. It wouldn't. We see how common COVID-19 reinfection is already. Smallpox, measles, polio reinfection was extraordinarily rare. Governments have sold you on the fantasy of eradication. They do it as a justification to blame the Kulaks for their broken promises. "If only those bad people we hate would get vaccinated, this whole thing would be over. It's all their fault!"
  2. Do you think if the answer is as low "one", that it would be a sufficiently small number? Do you think the supposed index case zero in the Wuhan wet market (i.e., a single transmission from a bat or pangolin to human) was a sufficiently small number to prevent a pandemic? You're rationalizing irrational government policies.
  3. Nonsense. We have lots of cross infection cases post case zero. It's infecting a large number of species, including domesticated dogs and cats. It's not going to be eradicated. Maybe it's time to stop supporting government policies that pretend this is possible.
  4. Smallpox and measles had no animal reservoirs at all. They were exclusively human viruses. Polio could infect higher primates only (in addition to humans) but they were essentially no animal reservoirs that could infect humans. That is why eradication was possible with those viruses. There are significant animal reservoirs for SARS-CoV-2. It will never be eradicated.
  5. Yep, had the same with a 2020 Especial No. 2 recently. Have seen it on a few other various sticks over the years. It's rare, but it can happen with Cubans.
  6. Weird, the poll choices have only "thumbs up" answers, with "Tacky as hell" naturally being the highest form of praise.
  7. Pfft, we've been set up. HSA: <deletes almost all the Lonsdales> Me: <frowns> PCC: So what would you say you smoke a lot of? Me: Well, not a lot of Lonsdales anymore. HSA: See, we were right to delete them!
  8. Yep. Wait 'til they find out how many billions of mold spores they inhale every day.
  9. Hint for the voters: There is a whopping great difference if the purchase price was an in-country price for the Regional vs. typical out of country (secondary) price.
  10. When I see an absolutely perfectly aligned band, and it comes off easily without tearing the wrapper leaf....that's when I wonder if I have a fake.
  11. I like the fact that Mr. Cufflink is somehow getting a razor sharp burn without having clipped the cigar yet. That's style!
  12. I had one a few weeks ago from a box I've held since '03. HSA told us the early ELs were intended to be aged. They were right. They are outstanding now. Curious aging profile much like the 2000 Montecristo Robustos. Universally hated early, but transformed into something special after many years. Board-boss quote-debating will be ignored, it's just my (more recent) opinion.
  13. I have been vacuum sealing boxes for long term aging for almost 20 years. I think your method is similar. Over the years, I have found that I prefer to remove a box from vacuum seal about a year before I will smoke them. I find that a box taken out of a long term vacuum seal will go into a sick period for several months after coming out of seal. You are on the right path. Don't let anybody tell you any nonsense about "air circulation" or "you need to let them breathe occasionally". MRN was on to something good.
  14. I needed a third option for BBF: "I used to get it (before 2007 or so) but I don't anymore."
  15. The 2019 text of the bill is here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/428/text?format=txt Appears to essentially be a full repeal of the embargo, despite the typically misleading title. It did not have 100% Dem support in 2019. In a 50-50 Senate, that would be necessary to pass this, of course.

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