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Aneristic Illusions / I joined the Navy a week ago.
« on: March 09, 2015, 03:32:02 pm »
MEPS kind of sucked but I passed my physical. Contracted for a Mass Communications Specialist Rate (Navy Journalist / Photographer). And I am freaking stoked for that.

I was trying for something Intel but apparently having 7 speeding tickets in 12 years makes you a fucking liability for a TS clearance. Which is bullshit. "If you had maybe 5 tickets it wouldn't have been an issue". Oh well. I might still try to crossrate into something CT after I'm in. Then again, I've heard of MC's loving their work so much they stick with it for as long as possible.

I take shitty photos but am confident in my writing. Granted I'll have to learn to write with no voice whatsoever and excessive uses of He Saids/She Saids. But hey, the training is designed for 18 year olds fresh out of high school. Confident I can swing it.

Only real thing I'm anxious about is surviving P-days at RTC. If I make it through them without issue, I think I'll be home free. RTC proper won't break me.

Started a new diet and exercise routine for this. My innards are extremely pissed off at the amount of healthy 4X a day measured meals Im shoveling into it.

Here's a blog I found of what all I'll be doing for anyone that's curious: http://usnavymc.blogspot.com/


Now, to wait 4 months for my July shipdate. Might keep updating this same thread. Probably will. If any of you have any legitimate advice, do please share. At 28 I'm definitely no longer cocksure and all knowing.

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95% sure I'm going to join the Navy in February. Studying for the ASVAB currently.

Will probably throw up a real post when I do.


Everything in my life is pointing towards it as being a great idea, not the least of which are the benefits and the perks.
Beats spinning your wheels.  Get a technical MOS if you can.  One really good one that almost nobody takes is electric motor rewinding.



Trying like hell for a CT rate...

Well, if you can't get past the background check, hit this up for a look:

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/navynecs/p/EM4615.htm

It's what my brother did.  Got him into the trades, and he climbed all the way to a PhD in engineering out of it.

Will definitely take a look. Thanks! Background check is a non-issue. I'm a typical nerdy white kid with no record to speak.

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95% sure I'm going to join the Navy in February. Studying for the ASVAB currently.

Will probably throw up a real post when I do.


Everything in my life is pointing towards it as being a great idea, not the least of which are the benefits and the perks.
Beats spinning your wheels.  Get a technical MOS if you can.  One really good one that almost nobody takes is electric motor rewinding.



Trying like hell for a CT rate...

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95% sure I'm going to join the Navy in February. Studying for the ASVAB currently.

Will probably throw up a real post when I do.


Everything in my life is pointing towards it as being a great idea, not the least of which are the benefits and the perks.

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I feel it necessary to say that the egg aisle at city market in my old home Breck doesn't look anything like this. "King Soopers" is just the chain and gas station next door.

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Had surgery yesterday. On my ass. There's now 6 inches worth of stitches. In my ass. Percocets galore but in tender/sore still.

Pilonidal cyst, or apparently "You're a 20s/30s white male that sits a lot for work? Congratulations, you've won a 3.5 week headache to treat this common affliction!". Apparently the lead affected demographic is truck drivers, with IT workers (me) being second.

Awyeah. Had a friend with one of those once. He said it ruptured at work and the smell was ungodly.

Never had a smell issue. i was actually misdiagnosed by a shitty doctor up in breck since November. He told me the recurring staph infections I was getting every 2 or so months was MRSA and I just had to deal with it until it went away. Came back last week, went to a new dr here and within 45 seconds she correctly diagnosed it. She also said Ishould never have waited this long for surgery and that this last time I was actually at a moderate risk of going septic from it.

So that's been my fun last week and a half. 

Also, SwiftKey keyboard fucking hates this forum and keeps adding in duplicate letters on my posts for no reason at all.

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Had surgery yesterday. On my ass. There's now 6 inches worth of stitches. In my ass. Percocets galore but in tender/sore still.

Pilonidal cyst, or apparently "You're a 20s/30s white male that sits a lot for work? Congratulations, you've won a 3.5 week headache to treat this common affliction!". Apparently the lead affected demographic is truck drivers, with IT workers (me) being second.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:42:19 pm »
Actually my number one complaint is the bullshit dui laws that have come with legality. I can't even have a whole beer at dinner without being over our bullshit .05 limit. It's ridiculous.

On a lighter note, the pot clubs/bars are still working out. Hell, one of them was advertising on the radio about a week products filled piata for the 4th of July. So that's something I suppose.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:34:45 pm »
Chiming in here that despite our intensely regulated market, edibles are having all kind of problems, including a recall last month of one of the larger brownie makers for sanitary concerns:

http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/news/2014/07/marijuana-edibles-recalled-colorado

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The Denver Department of Environmental Health recalled several products from the company At Home Baked because of concerns over the machine the company was using to produce water hash to go in the products


Regardless, as the tax revenue and lower crime statistics keep coming in, there won't be much opposition that will be tolerated. Coupled with the states that are following our lead as well as the district decriminalization of possession, and the ball is finally rolling in the right direction.

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Just like the zimmerman idiots, there's backers supporting the murdering cop. And they've already raised 127k+ for his defense.

http://www.gofundme.com/SupportOfficerWilson

Disgusting.

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Or being accused of being an alt etc....
It adds nothing to the discussion, even more so when it doesn't come from a mod who can at least run an IP check.

Von is just Von, his dumb opinions are his own. The topic is Ferguson, if needs be we can split the thread.

I think the posts have been dead-on.  If nothing else, von has demonstrated how one side in the Ferguson thing occurred.
Yeah, that's why I'm not willing to split out his posts unless da6 requests it, it looked more like von trying to hide his shame.

I don't care either way. I'll continue throwing worthy updates in here as Isee them. Looking like the ssituation has mostly stabilized though, vice has begun pulling some of its reporters out.

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Oh, and a conflict of interest was discovered. The prosecutor on the brown case has FOUR family members on the Ferguson police force. Totally going to be a fair trial.

Here's the source:

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/prosecutor-michael-brown-case-has-deep-family-ties-police-n183911

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Overseeing possible charges in the shooting death of the unarmed teen falls on St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch, a Missouri native whose police officer father was killed in the line of duty when McCulloch was 12.

McCulloch's mother, brother, uncle and cousin also worked for the St. Louis police department. Those close family ties to the police and a bellwether decision 14 years ago not to prosecute two cops who shot and killed two suspects in a drug bust have raised doubts about his objectivity in deciding whether Ferguson, Missouri, officer Darren Wilson should be prosecuted for the Aug. 9 killing of Brown, 18.

Pretty clear, but this von person seems like he's the latest incarnation of poptart though not nearly as thorough.

He's a different guy who pops in and out time and again. The most notable thing about him is that he's a libertarian.

So he's like 40% of the people who live here in the people's republic except a bit more racist and delusional. Got it.

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Oh, and a conflict of interest was discovered. The prosecutor on the brown case has FOUR family members on the Ferguson police force. Totally going to be a fair trial.

Here's the source:

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/prosecutor-michael-brown-case-has-deep-family-ties-police-n183911

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Overseeing possible charges in the shooting death of the unarmed teen falls on St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch, a Missouri native whose police officer father was killed in the line of duty when McCulloch was 12.

McCulloch's mother, brother, uncle and cousin also worked for the St. Louis police department. Those close family ties to the police and a bellwether decision 14 years ago not to prosecute two cops who shot and killed two suspects in a drug bust have raised doubts about his objectivity in deciding whether Ferguson, Missouri, officer Darren Wilson should be prosecuted for the Aug. 9 killing of Brown, 18.

Pretty clear, but this von person seems like he's the latest incarnation of poptart though not nearly as thorough.

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