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by srothstein
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Need help with “Essential Businesses”
Replies: 53
Views: 1689

Re: Need help with “Essential Businesses”

3. No politician is going to risk closing the liquor stores. It is said about code enforcement that they do it to the level the public will tolerate. I think closing liquor stores would exceed the public's tolerance. Well, not in Texas. The Pennsylvania government has ordered all liquor stores in t...
by srothstein
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.
Replies: 780
Views: 31743

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.

I found this article on why we should not be trying to flatten the curve. Interesting read. https://www.pensford.com/why-flattening-the-curve-is-overrated/?fbclid=IwAR1pSYGaLMuJKxlcb7YS1hO8rNnYtqJd5kDjlVEHhCb8QsitUrS7gYJ6fPE Silo-thinking. Quarantine buys time to develop treatments/vaccines, to loc...
by srothstein
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.
Replies: 780
Views: 31743

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.

I found this article on why we should not be trying to flatten the curve. Interesting read.

https://www.pensford.com/why-flattening ... rS7gYJ6fPE
by srothstein
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Last Gasp by Robert Gore
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: The Last Gasp by Robert Gore

He is correct that people are not literate in math. I was in another forum, which I decided to no longer waste my time on, when someone posted how the infection would increase if nothing is done, if the contact between people was cut by 50%, and then if it was cut by a second 50%. His meme started w...
by srothstein
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Houston area: School districts with strong support for learning disabled children
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Houston area: School districts with strong support for learning disabled children

I do not know about the way they handle learning disabled children, but my five year old granddaughter is in kindergarten in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD next to Katy. My daughter has been impressed with the school so far. I was most impressed when the teacher emailed the parents with suggestions for l...
by srothstein
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: FBI Report on active shooter incidents
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: FBI Report on active shooter incidents

Looks like they revised their definition of "active shooter" to a more useful definition. The term "mass attacker" would be even better, as these attackers choose a variety of weapons. This study has been done by Texas State University. There is a poster of the study results from a presentation tha...
by srothstein
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Training & Practice
Topic: Practicing an old CQB point-shooting drill again
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Practicing an old CQB point-shooting drill again

Chas, Is this the position you are referring to? https://blog.krtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Fairbairn-half-hip-211x300.jpg or this? https://americanshootingjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/close-hip-shooting.jpg Much closer to the 2nd photo, but squared-off to the target. Chas. Th...
by srothstein
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dallas Ordering New Tough Restrictions
Replies: 56
Views: 2511

Re: Dallas Ordering New Tough Restrictions

May I ask which organization stopped her? This might be the interesting question. Almost all police departments that I am aware of have issued orders to not make traffic stops for most violations. If it is reckless or endangering people go ahead, but not the general stuff. This is to protect the of...
by srothstein
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: FBI Report on active shooter incidents
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: FBI Report on active shooter incidents

Looks like they revised their definition of "active shooter" to a more useful definition. The term "mass attacker" would be even better, as these attackers choose a variety of weapons. This study has been done by Texas State University. There is a poster of the study results from a presentation tha...
by srothstein
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: So you want to buy a firearm during a pandemic
Replies: 30
Views: 1815

Re: So you want to buy a firearm during a pandemic

The FBI is saying to go by their issued Brady Dates no matter what they are. They seem to be interpreting a claimed inability to complete a 'business day' because of some state offices being closed. What specific offices those are or what they have to do with a federal NICS check they're not saying...
by srothstein
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.
Replies: 780
Views: 31743

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

March 20.2020- 246,000 world. 10,040 dead. 14,250 infected US, 205 dead. 41,035 Italy, 3405 dead. 81,250 China. Texas has 307 Houston at 77. Corrected numbers being reported now: From WHO, as of March 19 and posted on March 20: Worldwide 209,839 cases with 8,778 dead (a mortality rate of 4.18%) Fro...
by srothstein
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Texas Law regarding Open Carry of Firearm
Replies: 21
Views: 1054

Re: Texas Law regarding Open Carry of Firearm

But, what about a "firearm". By "firearms", am referring to a weapon such as an AR15 that is > 26" with no stock, with a brace and a vertical grip. I believe you meant to say the length is <26" not greater than. Under state law that makes it a pistol. Under federal law, I believe it also makes it a...
by srothstein
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.
Replies: 780
Views: 31743

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

The official name for the virus causing COVID-19 is now SARS-CoV-2. The announcement recognized that the new virus is in the same family that caused the SARS epidemic in 2003 (which also started in China). You can read the announcement at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-20...
by srothstein
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.
Replies: 780
Views: 31743

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

I just saw this page, with some interesting numbers. Supposedly updated each day by noon. https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus I should point out that this is based on confirmed cases from lab testing. Many other sources are reporting "presumed" positive cases. I believe the presumed...
by srothstein
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Corona Virus (COVID-19)( SARS-CoV-2) from China: Its going to be bad.
Replies: 780
Views: 31743

Re: Corona Virus (COVID-19) from China: Its going to be bad.

For comparison, between Oct. 1, 2019 and March 7, 2020, the US had between 36,000,000 and 51,000,000 cases of the flu, 17,000,000 to 24,000,000 of which required medical visits, 370,000 to 670,000 of which required hospitalizations, and between 22,000 and 55,000 deaths caused by the flu. Source: htt...

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