SigSauer516

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  1. And while you're at it...can you rename the "water hole" to the "rabbit hole"? It's much more apropos.
  2. I wouldn't sell it. But I'd certainly trade it for some cigars. LOL
  3. Hey Guys and Gals, I am really sorry (and salty) about this but I need to skip the event. Everyone in my family has the virus. I am negative but experiencing flu-like symptoms (i.e. I feel like shit). I really wanted to come but it would be irresponsible and borderline criminal if I did. I hope you all understand. Have a great time!!
  4. Definitely gonna be there! If anyone is looking to do some cigar trading, here is what I can trade away: -Monte 2,3,4 (some aged) -PLPC (from 2015 or 2016, I believe) -Bolivar Royal Corona -RASS I'm looking for: -Trinidads (not the Reyes) -Cohiba (Siglo II-VI) Please PM me if you are interested or have any other trade suggestions. I have a lot more variety in inventory...I'm just mentioning some of the common sticks.
  5. Josh, I am assuming that this would be on Sunday, May 1st. If so, I am 80% sure I could make it to Up Down. Let me know what Phil says. I hate driving into the city but it's been so long since we've met up. I'd love to do some cigar swapping there too. Keep us informed. -John
  6. (CHICAGO) WEEK - State Health officials have acknowledged a bending of the "Covid Curve" seeing smaller spikes in positive cases, or rather, not as exponential of a jump as recorded weeks ago when virus testing capability was much lower. Additionally, despite the additional virus-related deaths being reported everyday, Illinois Department of Public Health reports those numbers are decreasing too. Still, the department's Director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike used part of her time during Sunday's health briefing to explain how the department determines if a death is related to Coronavirus. Essentially, Dr. Ezike explained that anyone who passes away after testing positive for the virus is included in that category. "If you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live, and then you also were found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death. It means technically even if you died of a clear alternate cause, but you had COVID at the same time, it's still listed as a COVID death. So, everyone who's listed as a COVID death doesn't mean that that was the cause of the death, but they had COVID at the time of the death." Dr. Ezike outlined. She reiterated Illinois health officials will continue to work vigorously to protect the state's most vulnerable populations.
  7. Yeah, we even do that when we're gathered for a cigar. Sacrilegious..I know.
  8. Because half of us think the other half are idiots The medical director for C(r)ook County, IL got up on TV and said exactly that! I'll never forget it! She said, we count it as a Covid death "even it is from a clear and alternate cause". So in C(r)ook County if one drowned, committed suicide, died in a fire, or gotten eaten by an alligator and they had Covid in their system, it would be counted as a covid death. There must've been some monetary incentive because that is bat shit crazy--even for Chicago.
  9. Here's what I never understood and I can never get a straight answer on... 1. Sweden has had no real restrictions placed on its citizens. One would expect that Swedes would be dropping like flies...but they are not. 2. In the US, we have states like California and New York who impose very tough masking and social gathering restrictions while other states like Texas and Florida have very loose (if any at all) masking and social gathering restrictions. From what I hear on the news about COVID, I'd expect that Texas and Florida's COVID cases (per capita) should be multiples of CA and NY...but they are not. 3. How does Taiwan whose population is 23M crammed in an area the size of postage stamp only have 7 or 8 COVID deaths and very little cases. Same for Singapore and a few other Asian countries. 4. Why did the guy I see on Saturday, in the convertible (top down), by himself, have a mask on? How scared/stupid can we get?
  10. One would think that vaccines allow us to enjoy life again, but unfortunately, NOTHING has changed for this fully vaccinated guy. I'm still required to wear masks everywhere, dining restrictions are still in-force, etc. I can understand why people don't want the vaccine.
  11. Sometimes I get boxes that have different colored dot stickers? Can someone tell me what that means?
  12. Up Down is a great place. @5thStarChicago is a fellow FOH'er. Very gracious and all around great guy. If you meet up with @lovethehaze ask him to bring his specialty beers. He got me hooked on a couple of outstanding brews during our last herf.

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