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Zephyr One/Zero

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  1. The original vise-grip was an indispensable part of the tool-box, along with the 'crescent wrench', and 'channellock'. I gave my son-in-law a few pairs of the original vise-grips, because he needed some tools. When I went to replace them, the company was sold to Irwin, and moved offshore. So, I got stuck with a few pair of the Chinese ones. Now, I'm going to buy some new Malco's.
  2. Many of us who used the original Petersen 'Vise-Grip' brand of pliers were genuinely, sad to see them sold-out to Irwin, and moved-to China. Malco Tools bought the original factory in Dewitt, Nebraska and hired many of the old-hands back, to re-introduce this classic tool. Now called the 'Eagle Grip' pliers. The Irwin's are junk compared to these new-versions. There's nothing quite-like a 'classic'. I was on their email, and survey list. On Monday April 19th we will be introducing the Eagle Grip Locking Pliers! We're proud to say these are the strongest locking pliers* ever made. They're produced from American-made steel and built to conquer the toughest projects. As an American manufacturer, Malco has always been committed to quality, and our Eagle Grip Locking Pliers will be no different! We cannot wait for you to get your hands on the finished product. *Verified by 3rd party testing of the LP10WC (curved jaw locking pliers with wire cutter) vs. leading traditional locking plier Keeping Jobs in America with Eagle Grip® Although manufacturing is critically important to our national economy, several companies throughout the years have completely outsourced their operations overseas to save on product and labor costs, despite the repercussions. Malco thinks differently. For decades, Malco has been manufacturing quality tools of the trade at our Annandale, MN headquarters. As an employee-owned Specific Benefit Corporation (SBC), we value strengthening our communities and economy by keeping jobs in America. When an opportunity arose to expand our manufacturing operations for Eagle Grip locking tools in the heartland of Nebraska, we knew that it was meant to be. Expanding Operations to DeWitt to Keep Jobs in America In 2017, Malco purchased the former Vise-Grip® factory in DeWitt, Nebraska, with assistance from the Village of DeWitt Board of Trustees and the state of Nebraska. In 2018, we celebrated the grand opening of our new production facility. It has been over 10 years since the Vise-Grip factory in DeWitt was closed and operations were moved to China, so Malco is proud to be the company that brought back tool manufacturing jobs to the Village of DeWitt, Nebraska. “We are acting our values, providing good jobs for American workers, and supporting tool manufacturing in the United States,” said Malco Director of Sales and Marketing Eric Peterson. “The iconic Vise-Grip was created in DeWitt nearly 95 years ago in 1924, meaning the closure of the plant in 2008 was so much more than a loss of jobs for this community,” said Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. “Opening this plant brings great opportunities back to DeWitt and helps build on the community’s legacy of building things and making things.” To gain some perspective on how the decision to close down the plant affected the community, let’s highlight some insights from former Vise-Grip employees and local residents. “My grandparents worked here. My mother and father worked here. My aunt and uncle worked here. My kids worked here. My wife worked here. We all lived in the same block, on the same corner. We all worked at the factory,” noted Randy Badman, a former 36-year Vise-Grip employee. When asked about how he felt when he was let go, Randy said, “You go through all the emotions: anger, depressed (what did I do wrong), and self-doubt.” “It was pretty hectic. We were all still trying to get product out the door that they wanted. Everybody was working overtime. We really busted it to get it all done. I think we were all hoping that they would change their minds, but they didn’t,” said Dave Harms, a former 29-year Vise-Grip employee and the current Malco process specialist. Nancy McDougall, a former 21-year Vise-Grip employee, noted, “The last days working at Vise-Grip was almost like going to a funeral. Every day, people were literally crying and hugging. You didn’t want to say goodbye to anyone because they’re like your family.” Everything changed when Malco decided to expand operations to DeWitt. The cozy, small-town community was now beaming with optimism. Malco Plant Manager Lucas Runke said, “There is new energy and hope in the DeWitt community by having Malco supporting the local business and bringing more jobs into the town.” “I was like an overjoyed little kid to hear that there was a company that was family-oriented that wanted to come to our town,” noted Nancy McDougall. Meryl Zimmerman, a lifelong DeWitt resident, stated, “We’re so happy to have another company coming in. I think it’s going to be the best thing that’s happened to DeWitt in ages.” View the entire DeWitt story video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XktTQjbDG0c&feature=youtu.be We are pleased to announce that many of the current employees of the Eagle Grip facility are former employees of the Vise-Grip plant. They bring valuable skills and experience uniquely suited to our industry and product offerings. Now and moving forward, keeping jobs in America is one of our top priorities. Since we began operations, we’ve been working diligently to ensure that we provide trade professionals with the highest quality and strongest locking tools on the market. In 2021, we will be releasing the entire Eagle Grip line of locking pliers, seamers, and clamps for our customers. Stay tuned for updates on the official product launches!
  3. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/04/04/no-gestapo-here-polish-pastor-tosses-canadian-police-out-of-good-friday-churc-n2587374 "The concern was that the people in attendance were not adhering to the government's COVID-19 public health orders, which are put in place to ensure everyone's safety," the statement said. Police are frequently asked to assist public health officers when responding to violation calls "in an effort to help keep the peace due to high levels of conflict between citizens and health inspectors." CPD stated no tickets were issued and any future action is up the other government agencies. "We understand the pandemic has caused great disruption to call Calgarians in their professional and personal lives," the statement said. "We do not wish to disrupt anyone's holidays or religious or spiritual events, however we must support our partner agencies when called upon to help ensure everyone can safely celebrate these occasions."
  4. She needs to be in an asylum for grossly, demented cretins.
  5. Media will be heart-broken, that its not somebody whose a 'white nationalist', or a Three Percenter, or Proud Boy.
  6. Welcome to the forum. I hope, Cynthia; that you will find some, very useful knowledge here.
  7. Just a PC name for a mandated, concentration camp. Sieg, Heil!!
  8. No warrant means: no authority to me! Your just another enemy interloper as far as I'm concerned. You'll be dealt-with like any other communist, from the past. You've been warned!
  9. "I didn't know it was Alp's birthday, did you? Have a good one!"
  10. If your not protected by the jurisdiction, or indemnified by your agency; then your azz is hanging-out.
  11. https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/03/three-deadliest-sniper-rifles-in-the-united-states-military/ "These three rifles are a mix of brand-new and Cold War-era designs — but don’t let age fool you. Despite one of the designs being nearly 60 years old, it remains deadly on today’s battlefields. Here’s why." Barrett M82 M40 Barrett MRAD Cpl. Kaden Prickett, machine gunner and team leader with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a .50 caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle at a target 1,200 meters away, in the Central Command area of operations, Jan. 6, 2015. Marines and sailors of Golf Company spent time on the range getting acquainted with various weapons systems and cross-training one another in their respective areas of expertise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released).
  12. https://americanmilitarynews.com/2021/03/us-appeals-court-rules-americans-dont-have-right-to-open-carry-guns-in-public "The court issued the ruling in the case of George Young Jr. V Hawaii, a lawsuit challenging a Hawaii firearm licensing law, which states residents seeking license to openly carry a firearm in public must demonstrate “the urgency or the need” to carry a firearm, must be of good moral character, and must be “engaged in the protection of life and property.” The court said, “There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment.” The majority opinion also states “we can find no general right to carry arms into the public square for self-defense.” The majority further argued that the second amendment applies to the “defense of hearth and home” and “the power of the government to regulate carrying arms in the public square does not infringe in any way on the right of an individual to defend his home or business.” The majority ruled opinion covers Hawaii’s law regarding open carrying a firearm and the court further states, “We have previously held that individuals do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed weapons in public” meaning they believe no right to carry a firearm in any capacity in public exists." Bullchit!
  13. The one girl seems much-more, happier with Hitler. The other girl acts like she smells Biden's breath.
  14. He's kind of busy, giving that bum Xi, a honk most-of-the-time.
  15. "What insolence . . . what arrogance, that the forum should try and dictate to you."
  16. https://news.usni.org/2021/03/12/as-uss-gerald-ford-nears-shock-trials-carrier-remains-busy-with-testing-fleet-support "Part of what’s driving the length of Ford’s post-delivery test and trials period, including its ongoing CSSQT, is the large number of new systems on the carrier compared to the Nimitz-class carriers already in the fleet. The ultimate goal of these new systems was to help the Ford class generate more sorties and be more lethal while having a smaller crew. Lanzilotta told USNI News during the March 9 visit to the carrier that the efficiencies will all culminate in a greater sortie-generation once the ship actually starts conducting normal carrier air wing operations – though that hasn’t happened yet. The ship can’t boast that it achieved a certain-percent-greater sortie-generation rate than its legacy counterparts, Lanzilotta said, until full CVW operations take place, but he’s already seeing bits and pieces of greater efficiency in everything the ship is doing. Though the ship hasn’t worked with a full carrier air wing yet to do cyclic flight operations and see how fast the new Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) can clear all the planes off the flight deck, he said EMALS is proving its worth already on the maintenance side. “Any complex system requires constant attention and maintenance. And the steam catapult system obviously still serving today overseas, deployed, doing the work of the republic every single day (on the Nimitz-class carriers), that requires a lot of manpower and a lot of man hours and woman hours on the flight deck. When we stop flying here at the end of the day – so last night we finished – I don’t know, XO: what was it, midnight-30? Almost one in the morning? On a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, you would then have two to three hours of preventative maintenance to do on all that kit before you can close up shop for the night and get a bite to eat and get some rest for the next day of flight operations. On this ship, our sailors literally put (EMALS) in standby mode, and get the same bite to eat and go to bed. Those are hard-to-measure benefits, but in my mind they’re huge,” Lanzilotta said. On the new Dual-Band Radar – which the Navy is replacing with the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) for future carriers, meaning Ford will have a unique combat system setup – Lanzilotta said the radar is up and running for CSSQT and was tracking planes all morning, including the C-2A Greyhound that brought reporters from Naval Air Station Oceana to the ship about 100 miles out to sea. The CO said the radar tracked the C-2 and several Leer jet practice targets at great distances all morning and that, as an E-2 Hawkeye naval flight officer whose job revolves around good radar systems, he was very impressed with DBR’s performance. Importantly, he added, it hadn’t had a failure in the month since he took command of the ship."
  17. "Happy Birthday, Pardner!"
  18. Lyle, since your a fellow watch enthusiast; I just picked-up a Helm Vanuatu in titanium. This one will probably be a new favorite for a while. I got-on their buy-list, and they said I was next-up, so I pulled-the-trigger.
  19. https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2021/03/03/tennessee-constitutional-carry-bills-n41693 "Gun control groups like Moms Demand Action are of course opposed to the bill, though activist Jodi Scheer told WBIR-TV that the organization “is not against the Second Amendment.” Yeah, right. It’s funny how the supposed Second Amendment supporters at Moms Demand Action have never run across a gun control bill that they believe violates the right to keep and bear arms. You’d think if they weren’t against the Second Amendment they would have found at least one gun control bill over the years that they’d object to, but that hasn’t happened. At the very least, the carry bills backed by Gov. Lee offer legal gun owners the opportunity to lawfully carry without obtaining a government-issued permission slip, and while I would like to see more clarity around the issue of eligibility, that’s not an insurmountable problem. In fact that can be easily addressed in the legislative process. The bigger issue at the moment is ensuring the passage of some form of permitless or Constitutional Carry, and I hope Tennessee gun owners are keeping in contact with their legislators and encouraging them to strengthen the Second Amendment rights of residents."
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