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  1. Yup, greased for life. Sounds dubious but it's true. I was dubious about my 460 but it's done a pile of work over the last 5 years and the gear head seems fine. If it ever fails, you buy a new head.
  2. Oz or grams? I really don't know, it's been a long time! Oz apparently. I'm guessing the auld hippies still want to buy and sell in ounces and the young fellers in grams. Went to the motor factor today for filters. Put my mask on, went to counter, asked the guy "Do you require a a mask?" He looked at me funny and replied "Do -you- (italics) require a mask?" I replied "No." So he kind of made a shrugging type gesture and said "Well then..." So I said "Good" and removed my mask and started ordering up my bits and pieces. At least four other guys came in after me while I was stood there, none were wearing masks.
  3. Went in the pharmacy, mask on. See two guys waiting for their stuff, no masks. I pull down my mask and have a work based conversation with one guy. Reapplied my mask when I went to pick up my drugs at the counter.
  4. Scaffold knot/double fisherman is good for rope strength retention, but they Doo tighten up savage. I made round ended pins from 10mm galvanized cuphead bolts, just a smooth metal rod basically. Work it into the knot before dressing, pull it out when done, and it leaves a cavity, way easier to until after loading. I don't know if this will damage your rope or not, the way you are joining ropes, as my system involves a thimble with a link of chain welded on, do it's a bit different
  5. Does anyone know is grass still sold in ounces, quarters, eighths etc?
  6. 1.5 meters vs 2 meters. Who the **************** actually cares anymore?
  7. I suppose the Dutch national institute for health is wrong about masks then? Seeing as how it goes against the "consensus". There is no consensus. There's only the media outlets and persons we choose to blindly trust or distrust, spurred by our temperaments. As with everything. There is real data, but few will take the time and effort to read and learn to understand it. ........................ The Dutch government on Wednesday advised the public not to wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus, cautioning their effectiveness remains unproven. The Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark made the decision after a review by the country’s National Institute for Health (RIVM). Instead the official advice is for better adherence to social distancing rules after a surge in coronavirus cases over the past seven days, Van Ark said at a press conference in The Hague, Reuters reports. “Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks” Van Ark said. RIVM chief Jaap van Dissel cited studies that show masks help slow the spread of disease but remained unconvinced they will do anything to counter coronavirus outbreak in the Netherlands. He argued wearing masks incorrectly, together with worse adherence to social distancing rules, could increase the risk of transmitting the disease. “So we think that if you’re going to use masks (in a public setting) … then you must give good training for it,” he said. The decision followed a meeting of health and government officials after new coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,329 in the past week, an increase of more than a third. The case level has since flattened out. As Breitbart News reported, the Dutch have taken a different path in their reaction to the global pandemic almost from the first moment it was discovered. Shops have remained open and families cycle along in the sunny summer weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an “intelligent lockdown” to meet the coronavirus threat. In contrast to most other European countries where people were ordered to remain housebound for months at a time, the Dutch authorities merely advised people to stay home if possible and to keep 1.5 metres (five feet) of social distance. The Dutch position — very similar to Sweden’s — also reflects a wider philosophical split in both Europe and the world on how to balance the need to curb the disease against the catastrophic economic and broader societal damage caused by harsh lockdowns.
  8. Best of luck. I doubt an original bar would be obtainable nowadays, those winches have been out of production for sone time, but I stand to be corrected. Blacksmith job will be just as good though...
  9. Ok Stere, how's this for wacky? - a Yale PHD Epidemiologist. Please read it and reflect honestly, and then come back to me and tell me about reptilians and sheeple again. (From Newsweek) The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It | Opinion BY HARVEY A. RISCH, MD, PHD ON 7/23/20 AT 7:00 AM EDT SHARE OPINION CORONAVIRUS HEALTH AND MEDICINE MEDICINE FDA As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily. Fortunately, the situation can be reversed easily and quickly. I am referring, of course, to the medication hydroxychloroquine. When this inexpensive oral medication is given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has shown to be highly effective, especially when given in combination with the antibiotics azithromycin or doxycycline and the nutritional supplement zinc. On May 27, I published an article in the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) entitled, "Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis." That article, published in the world's leading epidemiology journal, analyzed five studies, demonstrating clear-cut and significant benefits to treated patients, plus other very large studies that showed the medication safety. Physicians who have been using these medications in the face of widespread skepticism have been truly heroic. They have done what the science shows is best for their patients, often at great personal risk. I myself know of two doctors who have saved the lives of hundreds of patients with these medications, but are now fighting state medical boards to save their licenses and reputations. The cases against them are completely without scientific merit. Since publication of my May 27 article, seven more studies have demonstrated similar benefit. In a lengthy follow-up letter, also published by AJE, I discuss these seven studies and renew my call for the immediate early use of hydroxychloroquine in high-risk patients. These seven studies include: an additional 400 high-risk patients treated by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, with zero deaths; four studies totaling almost 500 high-risk patients treated in nursing homes and clinics across the U.S., with no deaths; a controlled trial of more than 700 high-risk patients in Brazil, with significantly reduced risk of hospitalization and two deaths among 334 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine; and another study of 398 matched patients in France, also with significantly reduced hospitalization risk. Since my letter was published, even more doctors have reported to me their completely successful use. My original article in the AJE is available free online, and I encourage readers—especially physicians, nurses, physician assistants and associates, and respiratory therapists—to search the title and read it. My follow-up letter is linked there to the original paper. Beyond these studies of individual patients, we have seen what happens in large populations when these drugs are used. These have been "natural experiments." In the northern Brazil state of Pará, COVID-19 deaths were increasing exponentially. On April 6, the public hospital network purchased 75,000 doses of azithromycin and 90,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine. Over the next few weeks, authorities began distributing these medications to infected individuals. Even though new cases continued to occur, on May 22 the death rate started to plummet and is now about one-eighth what it was at the peak. Hydroxychloroquine tabletsGEORGE FREY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES A reverse natural experiment happened in Switzerland. On May 27, the Swiss national government banned outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. Around June 10, COVID-19 deaths increased four-fold and remained elevated. On June 11, the Swiss government revoked the ban, and on June 23 the death rate reverted to what it had been beforehand. People who die from COVID-19 live about three to five weeks from the start of symptoms, which makes the evidence of a causal relation in these experiments strong. Both episodes suggest that a combination of hydroxychloroquine and its companion medications reduces mortality and should be immediately adopted as the new standard of care in high-risk patients. Why has hydroxychloroquine been disregarded? First, as all know, the medication has become highly politicized. For many, it is viewed as a marker of political identity, on both sides of the political spectrum. Nobody needs me to remind them that this is not how medicine should proceed. We must judge this medication strictly on the science. When doctors graduate from medical school, they formally promise to make the health and life of the patient their first consideration, without biases of race, religion, nationality, social standing—or political affiliation. Lives must come first. Second, the drug has not been used properly in many studies. Hydroxychloroquine has shown major success when used early in high-risk people but, as one would expect for an antiviral, much less success when used late in the disease course. Even so, it has demonstrated significant benefit in large hospital studies in Michigan and New York City when started within the first 24 to 48 hours after admission. In fact, as inexpensive, oral and widely available medications, and a nutritional supplement, the combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin or doxycycline, and zinc are well-suited for early treatment in the outpatient setting. The combination should be prescribed in high-risk patients immediately upon clinical suspicion of COVID-19 disease, without waiting for results of testing. Delays in waiting before starting the medications can reduce their efficacy. Third, concerns have been raised by the FDA and others about risks of cardiac arrhythmia, especially when hydroxychloroquine is given in combination with azithromycin. The FDA based its comments on data in its FDA Adverse Event Reporting System. This reporting system captured up to a thousand cases of arrhythmias attributed to hydroxychloroquine use. In fact, the number is likely higher than that, since the reporting system, which requires physicians or patients to initiate contact with the FDA, appreciably undercounts drug side effects. But what the FDA did not announce is that these adverse events were generated from tens of millions of patient uses of hydroxychloroquine for long periods of time, often for the chronic treatment of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Even if the true rates of arrhythmia are ten-fold higher than those reported, the harms would be minuscule compared to the mortality occurring right now in inadequately treated high-risk COVID-19 patients. This fact is proven by an Oxford University study of more than 320,000 older patients taking both hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, who had arrhythmia excess death rates of less than 9/100,000 users, as I discuss in my May 27 paper cited above. A new paper in the American Journal of Medicine by established cardiologists around the world fully agrees with this. In the future, I believe this misbegotten episode regarding hydroxychloroquine will be studied by sociologists of medicine as a classic example of how extra-scientific factors overrode clear-cut medical evidence. But for now, reality demands a clear, scientific eye on the evidence and where it points. For the sake of high-risk patients, for the sake of our parents and grandparents, for the sake of the unemployed, for our economy and for our polity, especially those disproportionally affected, we must start treating immediately. Harvey A. Risch, MD, PhD, is professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health. The views expressd in this article are the writer's own.
  10. That lever bar was not the original one. A poorly made replacement, bound to break. The proper bar is a single length of forged bar stock, with a broached square hole near the end. Way, way stronger than a bit of box profile welded to a pipe! Any welder would make you up something similar to the original very easily.
  11. Watch the video Big J. Those studies were deliberately self sabotaged. The doctors gave doses that were far too high. You are repeating the propaganda you heard from the medical establishment via the media. There are plenty of honest studies and trials that prove it works and is safe. Watch the video. There they present an overview of their experience, in other videos the individual doctors present their data. You will be hearing a lot about this in the coming weeks. The media will smear these people as frauds, right winger fanatics etc.
  12. https://www.bitchute.com/video/ZYdzBDtLu2I1/ Here's my suggestion. Hydroxychloroquin+ Doctors are saying it works. Perfectly safe at the right dosage. Used by millions all over the world for decades. And cheaper than dirt. The medical establishment don't like it. Cos it's cheaper than dirt. The media doesn't like it. Cos it takes away the need for fear and hysteria (bread and butter to the media). Government doesn't like it. Cos they need to string out the panic to justify their overreaction and trashing of the economy. And some, in government, would like to enjoy their power trip a bit longer, probably. And half of US don't like it, cos Trump liked it first. Please watch the video. Maybe you will see things from a different position, maybe not.
  13. My great great grandfather took a lung full of phosgene gas in the Great War and lived to 97. And he smoked as well.
  14. I just received a Yale micro -Tirfor by courier. Tiny thing, 500kg, with a 5mm rope. Super dinky and cute. Will post a vid review later. I'm thinking it will come in very handy for bushwhacking type jobs, and for pulling cars off grass and stuff. Plan to keep it in the vehicle kit so it's always about. Problem with the 800kg Chi-clone is it's just a bit too heavy and bulky to bother packing it every time. If I think I'll need it, I'll bring it, but oftentimes I won't and then wish I had.
  15. Stopped at the shop for butter this evening. As I approached the door, I notice a local lady get out of her car and out a mask on. Mental eye-roll. I look in the door to see the current attitude, guy standing chatting at the counter, no masks in evidence, so I go in, mask-less, and head for the dairy fridge. Bump into the local lady, and....she's not wearing her mask anymore. She smiles, laughs and says something to the effect of "Oh, you're not wearing one either!" Our behavior influences others. Obedience to government diktats pressures others to obey the diktats also. Nobody wants to, but nobody wants to be the dirty stop-out. That's how you get totalitarianism. Real fast. Conversely, bucking the system gives others permission to buck the system. Courage encourages courage in others.


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