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RichardDSalyer

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  1. I get tired of people believing COVID is the end of the world. There is no question the virus is real, however with all the misleading and changing information regarding the number of individuals sick and the often edited death count statistics who really knows the truth. My position is has not changed since day one (1). If I feel sick, I will stay home. When asked to wear a mask, I will comply or take my business elsewhere. When I visit a customers business, I wear a mask. In my business I have erected plexiglass barriers in order to protect my customers and employees. I was forced by the heavy handed Government to close part of my facilities. I have not applied for any PPP or Cares Act monies. My wholly owned business subsidiaries have suffered a substantial loss, and fortunately because of the foresight of certain politicians who reopened the economy, my business recovery is well underway. CDC COVID Data Key Points Nationally, the percentage of deaths due to pneumonia, influenza, or COVID-19 (PIC) has continued to decline since early September; other COVID-19 activity indicators included in this report (the percentage of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the percentage of visits to EDs or outpatient providers for ILI and CLI, and COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates) have remained stable during this same period. In contrast, there was a decreasing trend in all these COVID-19 indicators from mid-July through August. Peak COVID-19 activity and trends have varied regionally with three general patterns: The Northeast (Region 1), New Jersey/New York/Puerto Rico (Region 2), the Mid-Atlantic (Region 3) and the Midwest (Region 5) regions, reported the highest levels of COVID-19 activity in April. Activity declined through June and July and remained stable until recent weeks when some indicators have shown slight increases. The Central (Region 7), Mountain (Region ? and Pacific Northwest (Region 10) regions also reported the highest levels of COVID-19 activity in April. After several weeks of decline, these regions reported increases in activity during the summer but relatively stable activity recently. The exception is the Pacific Northwest which reported some recent increases in activity. The Southeast (Region 4), South Central (Region 6) and the South/West Coast (Region 9) regions experienced a different pattern of COVID-19 activity with the highest levels occurring in July. Activity has declined since the July peak and has been primarily stable for the past several weeks; however, during the most recent weeks, some indicators are showing a slight increase. The overall cumulative COVID-19-associated hospitalization rate through the week ending October 3, 2020 was 183.2 per 100,000 population. Following an initial decline of hospitalization rates between the weeks ending July 25 (MMWR week 30) and August 22 (MMWR week 34), weekly hospitalization rates have remained steady among all age groups. Data for the most recent weeks may change as additional admissions occurring during those weeks are reported. The age-adjusted hospitalization rate for Hispanic or Latino persons was approximately 4.6 times that of non-Hispanic White persons. Age-adjusted hospitalization rates for both non-Hispanic Black persons and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons were approximately 4.5 times that of non-Hispanic White persons. All surveillance systems aim to provide the most complete data available. Estimates from previous weeks are subject to change as data are updated with the most complete data available.
  2. I should post this fine OSHA safety picture next to the one below in my shop.
  3. I have never used a barn swallow chick for bait.
  4. The difference is Trump is reluctant to call out the National Guard with the election date so close. After the election, providing the good guys win, there will be no hesitation to call out appropriate law enforcement to enforce the laws. The only repercussion may be Nancy Pusslosi attempting another impeachment scheme. Once the rioters and disrupters realize there will be consequences for their actions, and the tie to George Soros affiliated groups is uncovered and assets seized, this behavior will very likely change. The media is complicit as well with their one sided coverage of events. Did anyone see the pictures of Breonna Taylor with the automatic weapon. This information will not be released or covered by the main stream media as it does not fit their narrative of police brutality. There very likely was an overaction by the Louisville Police Department however the amount of knowledge the police possessed regarding the alleged perpetrators was far more than was released to the public after the shooting. Initially it was reported the Police did not knock or identify themselves at the door and this misinformation was discredited by neighbors, who heard the officers identify themselves prior to knocking down the door. The first shot was fired from inside the apartment. If you or I were aware of the picture, released by the Louisville Police Department of Taylor with the automatic weapon, we also would have been on high alert. My position is not to condone the shooting or actions of either party, only to point the misinformation or dishonesty of the media.
  5. No. 16 – Whitey Ford The Chairman of the Board was the unquestioned ace of the Yankees dynasty teams of the 1950s and 60s, posting a lifetime winning percentage of .690 (236-106). Ford won the Cy Young Award in 1961 with career-bests of 25 wins and 283 innings. The lefty still holds World Series records for wins (10), starts (22) and strikeouts (94). Number retired: Aug. 3, 1974
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  8. Hard to mourn the death of an admitted drug abuser. Van Halen's musical ability was over shadowed by his drug dependencies.
  9. In college I mostly threw down Budweisers and whatever was on tap. Occasionally I was fortunate and had a sorority girl throw me down. Doggone it, shortly after graduation one of those sorority girls threw me down, had me put a custom made diamond ring on her finger, and I have been thrown down since. I am still uncertain if it was the fault of attending the university, not drinking enough Budweiser or whatever was on tap, or the doggone sorority houses.
  10. Big old bucks. The young gal in picture number one (1) would be the envy of many hunters who have waited for years for the opportunity to get a shot at a buck with a rack that large.
  11. Interestingly enough, I would love to see the prima donna LeBron try to pull his nonsense against the likes of Gibson, Carlton, Drysdale or Nolan Ryan. LeBron would find his Black Lives Matter attitude promptly stuffed where the sun generally does not shine. I have not watched an NFL or NBA game this year simply because these athletes have injected politics in the game. I did not watch an NFL or NBA game last year until the playoffs. I own season tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs and just cannot bring my self to attend. Tickets go to the employees.
  12. Yes, Gibby would have owned him! Nolan Ryan was of the same caliber. No nonsense!
  13. That Series is one of the few I did not cheer on the Cardinals. I have been a Yankees fan since I was in diapers. My dad played on a Babe Ruth league team against Mickey Mantle and had a friendship with the Mick. Back in that era, when Gibson, Don Drysdale (Dodgers) and Carlton threw high and tight, NO batter dared to charge to the mound or they would be met half way by the pitcher ready to throw fists. It is rumored Carlton would bite!
  14. Good times listening to the Cardinals on the old transistor radio. Jack Buck announcing play by play. Bob Gibson or Steve Carlton on the mound with Tim McCarver catching, Orlando Cepeda at first base and in the outfield were Lou Brock, Curt Flood and Roger Maris. I loved when the Cardinals stomped the Dodgers. Many are now playing extra innings at the Stadium "Field of Dreams".
  15. A friend told me once the hardening of the bed frame rails was to prevent bending the rails in the event a heavier young lady came calling after closing time. I do not have personal experience in this regard, as stated earlier, a friend told me.
  16. It matters not if CNH is happy or not, once I own the tractor, I am free to paint the tractor in original Steiger colors if I please. The paint scheme is certainly far more palatable than the old Case desert sand/orange. The old Case color actually reminded me of the color of vomit.
  17. Congrats on the negative test results. I am sure your workmates will be happy to have you back.
  18. Are these what you are looking for? Consolidated Mill Supplies
  19. Sale Bill Leaman Auctions Link to Pictures Leaman Auctions Pictures
  20. I purchased three (3) of the kits from @Ed Leaman , not sure if he has any remaining inventory but it may be worthwhile to contact Mr. Leaman. Ed Leaman Leaman Auctions Ltd. 329 Brenneman Rd. Willow Street, PA 17584 Phone: 717-464-1128 610-662-8149 Please! NO Sunday calls..... Just email us. Thank you. ed@leamanauctions.com
  21. I am not a supporter of any t-shirt slogan which blatantly disparages another race. The Stars and Bars, in my opinion only, does not meet this criterion. A t-shirt glorifying or supporting the KKK is an entirely different matter. The BLM acronym connotates the same reaction as the KKK acronym and both support in some form discrimination against another race.
  22. I am an equal opportunity discriminator. It matters not if it is a member of my family or my wife's, if I choose not to go, I do not. If my wife chooses not to go, we do not. I have many more nieces and nephews on my side and we do not attend most of the weddings. My wife, not me, always sends a gift or purchases something on the registry. Me, I am a give the groom cash kind of guy, Lord knows he will need it.
  23. Workers are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter gear. Here's why a lawyer says companies' decision to enforce bans is dangerous. Workers at chains including Whataburger, Ralphs, and Whole Foods are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter masks and other gear on the job. Employers have the right to create dress codes that prevent workers from wearing clothing with any sort of messaging, according to employment and discrimination attorney Wendy Greene. However, if these policies are not regularly enforced, employers could be subject to discrimination claims. "Even though generally, employers are within their legal rights to bar employees from wearing 'Black Lives Matter' masks and shirts, employers should shift the focus from whether I can legally do so to should I do so?" Greene said. Workers are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter gear on the job. But, can they win in court? Last week, Ma'Kiya Congious filed a complaint with Texas officials against Whataburger, saying the burger chain pushed her out after she wore a Black Lives Matter mask to work. Congious' attorney says she plans to file a racial-discrimination lawsuit against the burger chain. Labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21 also filed an unfair labor charge against Kroger-owned supermarket chains QFC and Ralphs in September, saying Seattle-area employees were told to remove Black Lives Matter buttons. Meanwhile, back in July, Whole Foods workers filed a class action suit against the grocery chain, saying they were prevented from wearing Black Lives Matter masks on the job. The lawsuit now involves 28 Whole Foods and Amazon employees in nine states, some of whom say they were sent home or threatened with termination for wearing BLM gear. The chains and a number of other companies that have banned employees from wearing BLM apparel at work emphasized that they were not specifically barring workers from wearing BLM masks or buttons. Instead, they said that they did not want workers to wear any messages that were unrelated to the brand at work. "It's important for our customers to understand the purpose behind this policy," Whataburger said in a statement to Business Insider. "If we allow any non-Whataburger slogans as part of our uniforms, we have to allow all slogans. This could create tension and conflict among our employees and our customers. It is our job as a responsible brand to proactively keep our employees and customers safe." Do these policies justify workplaces preventing employees from wearing BLM masks or other gear? The answer, according to employment and discrimination attorney Wendy Greene, is complicated. The messy legality of Black Lives Matter mask bans Employee lawsuits challenge employers' claims about uniform policies. Associated Press Greene, a professor at the Drexel Kline School of Law, told Business Insider in July that private companies are typically given "considerable latitude in regulating an employee's dress while working." So, banning any messages on clothing would be allowed in the same way that banning certain colored shirts or jeans at work is considered an employer's legal right. However, questions around how policies are enforced can create legal problems for employers. According to Greene, any written or informal uniform policies needs to be enforced "evenly and uniformly to prevent claims of differential treatment on the basis of protected classifications like race." "If an employer disallows Black employees from wearing Black Lives Matter paraphernalia yet permits non-Black employees to wear paraphernalia advancing other social justice causes, the employer can be subject to a race discrimination claim," Greene said. This alleged unequal treatment is the crux of Whole Foods workers' argument against the grocery chain and parent company Amazon. Whole Foods workers say Black Lives Matter masks were targeted Whole Foods workers have filed a class action lawsuit against the grocery chain. AP Photo/Gerry Broome According to Whole Foods workers' complaint, the grocery chain's policy against "visible slogans, messages, logos, or advertising" was generally unenforced. Employees said people had worn apparel with cartoon characters, sports logos, and Pride flags to support LGBTQ coworkers without facing repercussions. "It is critical to clarify that no Team Members have been terminated for wearing Black Lives Matter face masks or apparel," a Whole Foods spokesperson said in July. "Savannah Kinzer was separated from the company for repeatedly violating our time and attendance policy by not working her assigned shifts, reporting late for work multiple times in the past nine days, and choosing to leave during her scheduled shifts." Should companies let workers wear masks? Greene said that there are bigger questions than simply legality that companies need to consider when it comes to barring workers from wearing Black Lives Matter masks. Enforcing these policies could cause employees and the public to believe that their commitments to combat racism are "insincere and performative." "Even though generally, employers are within their legal rights to bar employees from wearing 'Black Lives Matter' masks and shirts, employers should shift the focus from whether I can legally do so to should I do so?" Greene said. "That in mind, employers should assess whether developing grooming policies barring 'Black Lives Matter' masks and shirts in the workplace is in furtherance of or in contradiction to their organizational commitment to racial equity and justice," Greene continued. "It is critical to clarify that no Team Members have been terminated for wearing Black Lives Matter face masks or apparel," a Whole Foods spokesperson said in July. "Savannah Kinzer was separated from the company for repeatedly violating our time and attendance policy by not working her assigned shifts, reporting late for work multiple times in the past nine days, and choosing to leave during her scheduled shifts." Should companies let workers wear masks? Greene said that there are bigger questions than simply legality that companies need to consider when it comes to barring workers from wearing Black Lives Matter masks. Enforcing these policies could cause employees and the public to believe that their commitments to combat racism are "insincere and performative." "Even though generally, employers are within their legal rights to bar employees from wearing 'Black Lives Matter' masks and shirts, employers should shift the focus from whether I can legally do so to should I do so?" Greene said. "That in mind, employers should assess whether developing grooming policies barring 'Black Lives Matter' masks and shirts in the workplace is in furtherance of or in contradiction to their organizational commitment to racial equity and justice," Greene continued.
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