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    Philadelphia, PA, USA
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    Commercial photographer interested in great design, exquisite beer|wine|spirits, exceptional cigars and frequent travel.

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  1. It has been quite a while since I logged in, so excuse my tardiness in response. What this post is really about is negative rights vs. positive rights. A negative right is a right not to be subjected to an action of another person or group, usually in the form of abuse or coercion. A positive right is a right to be subjected to an action of another person or group. So, for example, we have the right to free speech in the USA, which is a negative right. This right is not dependent upon someone else, and a right I can freely engage in without seeking permission from anyone to do
  2. Yes, and people of all ages develop chronic reactions to the flu and bronchitis and other common illnesses. The real question is at what rate, and is it high enough to be concerned with? Once again, for the demographic in question, the chances are so low it is not something worth worrying about. If it was, all reports on such would be providing the stats, but since the stats are too low to sell panic porn, they leave them out because it would counter the reporting. Remember, the media are not selling information but clicks, and stories that are not sensational dont get clicks.
  3. It's all about incentives, and right now younger people are not being given any incentives to get vaccinated. If you're older (over 55) and/or have a pre-existing condition, your incentive is to not die or to not end up in the hospital. However, the infection fatality rate for those under 45 and in good health is 0.05%, which is higher then the flu but still not an amount worth worrying about. There are myriad of other everyday activities that have a higher chance of dying then getting C-19 if you are in this demographic. So the "get it so you do not die" incentive is non-existent for
  4. December to March is too cold for me to really enjoy a cigar, so I am an hibernator as well. Although I have had a few this year so far, we are currently having a new deck built. Debating on what to smoke when it is done this Saturday. HUSW or a Monte A?
  5. The older I get, the more I appreciate the simple corona and thinner gauges. I will continue to buy the PLPC as long as they are available. This may be a warning to buy a few cabs of PLPC though.
  6. I went to school to become a high school math teacher because I was extremely good at math. Turns out that is usually a bad thing for a teacher since they can neither understand nor foresee where students will have difficulty. I was no exception, and I also hated the politics of public school. While in college, I had to take a studio art course and took photography. I had always been interested in photography, but this was the first time I was introduced to the view camera. I caught the photo bug, bought my own 4x5 camera and spent nearly all of my free time either taking pictures or
  7. For a not so breaking the bank option, I am a real fan of Zaya 18 years with a splash of cocoa bitters. In the USA, Ron Zacopa is great. In Havana, 7 Anos and up are my personal favorites.
  8. 6 PM would be great for me. Also, I know it does not work for you, but Monday is great if anyone else is interested.
  9. Thanks for the tips. Insofar as timing, I have to be on site until about 30 minutes after sunset. Not sure if that will work out.
  10. Hello Group, well I will be heading to Chicago tomorrow on business, and will arrive in the morning. Unfortunately the production company wants to test me (even though I have been tested twice this week) before allowing me on location, and that wont happen until Monday afternoon. Needless to say, I will have a lot of free time on my hands tomorrow. So, are there any cigar lounges/bars open currently in the city? I will be staying until Friday morning. Thanks, Joe

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