Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About rs12

  • Rank
  1. Don't move to Jackson if you want to get away from gangs and shootings. A large State prison is located in Jackson and all the thugs who can't afford to go home after they get released end up staying right there. My buddy lives downtown on 3rd street and he hears gunshots regularly and there were some drive by shootings last month that injured 4 people. His house got robbed in June and they took everything, including his meds. He is now moving. Move to the country area outside of Jackson, you won't regret it. Or to somewhere nicer, like Chelsea or Ann Arbor. It will cost more to live but it's worth it. I have PTSD from my service in Iraq and I know from experience that living in a high crime area like Jackson will make it worse. Do yourself a favor and look somewhere else.
  2. rs12

    Burn Pits

    Thank you for your service my brother. Everyone who's ever been in the military knows they do things in the most backward, painful way possible. It's funny if you think about it: Our involvement in Vietnam ended in about '75. Fast forward 30 years and the only thing that has changed is the flammable liquid we use. We're still burning turds in barrels like it's not the 21st century. I'm laughing and choking on the fluid in my lungs all at the same time.
  3. rs12

    Burn Pits

    I was in Iraq in 2004-2005 and we disposed of almost all our "waste" in burn pits. Trash, human waste, lead acid batteries, petroleum products, old ammo, dead animals, you name it we burned it. The best part of it was that the burn pit was located directly behind our living area and the smoke would roll through and choke us all. We would also have to burn our poop in 55 gallon drums. We mixed those turds with gasoline and lit them on fire. You have to stand there with a stick and stir those burning turds until they are gone. Why you ask? Because half the leadership in the Army are mentally retarded and don't give two defecates about their Soldiers. I attribute my lung problems to those burn pits and turd drums. Of course, the VA says I have no lung problems, it's all in my head. Just like all those other guys in my unit that got sick. It's in all our heads.
  4. Maybe my math is wrong, but 50,000 cameras for $75 million makes it $1500 per camera. I know there will be a lot of support equipment that goes with it but you can buy a GoPro Hero 4, the most advanced GoPro yet, for $500. That's at retail, with no bulk purchase discount. Some company is going to make a ton of money off the taxpayers. Again. Reminds me off the $150 hammers and $200 toilet seats we used to see in Iraq. Fraud, waste, and abuse, anyone?
  5. I take my vaporizer with me when I travel and I never have any problems with smell. I use a Vapor Brothers hands-free model. I've used it in hotel rooms, campers, even my mother's house, and I've never had anyone complain about the smell (and my mother would definitely complain if she knew). I don't vape oils, only bud, so I can't comment on the smell from vaporizing oils. Keep the heat low enough to get only vapor when you inhale. If you turn your vapo up too high it will burn your pot and create smoke and smell. Keep your bowls small so you aren't wasting any vapor and letting it get into the air. If you are worried about your exhale smelling you could always exhale into a towel or go old school and use a dryer sheet (I haven't done that since I was 17). Good luck and keep smokin'.
  6. As a former Soldier I have to say that Motomesh system is awesome and promises to really enhance our battlefield capability. If we had systems like that in Iraq in 2004 things would have been quite a bit better, at least from a command and control perspective. As a citizen now back home here in the States I also have to say that it makes me very nervous that our LEO's are using systems designed to prosecute wars against armed and organized enemies of the United States. Last time I checked, We the People were not an armed and organized enemy of the United States, nor was our Nation designated a battlefield or war zone. Or maybe our Government now considers us to be the enemy or we are soon expected to become the enemy. That really says something about how things are going in our land. Very sad times we live in.
  7. DAV is pretty good org. to donate to. I'm a lifetime member and they have helped me on several occasions, all of which were before I became a member. Wounded Warrior Project is a scam, and they hate our freedom to own firearms. They keep most of the money they bring in and deny needy Veterans money that has been collected for them. Do not give them anything if you wish to help Veterans. The best thing you could do to help is to find some Vets and teach them how to grow their own pot so they can be in control of their own medication; and, by doing so, be in control of their own lives again. Too many Vets are addicted to narcotic painkillers and mental health drugs prescribed to them by government Dr.'s. and supplied by Big Pharma. Freedom is not being the government's complain for the rest of your life. Pass it on.
  8. I know quite a few people that do. Whether it is because it is perfectly legal or because different branches of Government don't talk to each other I couldn't say, only that many people have both and seem to be doing fine. The text of the law does say MMJ card holders shall not lose any rights or privileges but the law really means very little to Law Enforcement or local Gov't. I personally believe that having a MMJ card does not deprive you of ANY of your Constitutionally protected rights, but I am not a judge, lawyer, or drug cop so you should talk to a lawyer and in the end you should do what is right for you and your family. Personally, I would never give up my right to keep and bear arms or to control my own medication, regardless of what the law says. After all, our laws used to say that a black man was worth 3/5 of a white man for voting purposes, women couldn't vote at all, and gay people were mentally ill. What is legal is not always just and what is just isn't necessarily legal. Make up your own mind on the matter and be careful.
  9. Thanks brother. Some days it's good to be home and other days I wish I was back in the war. At least over there I could fight those who were trying to harm me. Here they call themselves lawmakers and police and it's prison or death to even challenge them. They can kick in your door without a warrant and if you defend your Constitutionally protected rights they can kill you on the spot without a trial. Hell, they can even seize your assets and ruin your good name without convicting you of a crime! At least for now. The times, they are a-changin'. I tried to post a link to the military narcotics addiction story I referenced above but I can't post a link. I guess I'll have to type it out by hand. Go to www.stripes.com/news/va-study-ptsd-patients-more-often-prescribed-potent-opioids-1.170782 Since 2007 the anti-schizophrenic drug Seroquel has been the Veterans Administrations #2 drug expenditure, right behind Lasix water pills for the old Vets with congestive heart failure. www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/sleepless-vets-prescribed-seroquel-nightmare-beginning-article-1.206526 This is just the tip of the iceberg. The military health system (VA included) are some of our drug industries best customers. Thank you for your service Soldier. Here's a life-altering drug addiction for you. Welcome home. More to follow.
  10. When I came home from Iraq the VA gave me a huge bottle of Seroquel (Quetiapine Fumarate), heavy duty, seriously bad stuff. I never took any of it because I did my research on it. It is a drug they use to treat schizophrenics and others with major psychoses. I did start taking the Citalopram they prescribed me, which is an SSRI, and it helped a little but I felt like I lived in a fog. My memory was terrible and it had other side effects. I couldn't stand it anymore so I stopped taking it. I smoke pot now to help me with my anger and sleep problems, it does more than any prescription medication ever has to keep me going. Now I can grow my own medicine and not be a slave to the VA and drug companies. The Army released a study in 2011 or 2012 saying that 25%-35% of all returning wounded Soldiers are addicted to prescription narcotics given to them by the military health system. My friends still on active duty say that pill addiction is a big problem everywhere they are stationed, even in TRADOC posts. That's a scary statistic. all those soldiers rely on someone else to supply them with the meds they are told they need to get by. I prefer to control my own supply of meds. I tell all Veterans I know to grow their own. It really helps.
  • Create New...