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Intros and Interests / Hello again, my sweets.
« on: September 26, 2017, 07:02:57 pm »
Hey all,

Some of you might remember me but I'm sure a lot of you probably don't have any clue who I am, aha. That's totally fine. I've been away from RE for a while now, almost two years now that I think about it. Like anyone, though, when you're home is attacked, you come back to protect it. I may not have been very active in the last two years but I have been trying to stay somewhat informed. It hurt me when RE went down for the time that it did. I never thought I'd really care about after two years but I was surprisingly wrong. I'm extremely happy and excited to be back. I never imagined RE would still be not only standing, but progressing and still attracting awesome people seven or eight years after it's inception. This is simply amazing. THANK YOU to everyone who made - and continues to make - this possible. You're all awesome.

Now, for those of you who don't know me, a little tidbit about myself.

I'm 28ish years old. I'm big into guns, tactical gear, tactics in general and defense. I play guitar, kinda, and have finally figured out how to re-string my acoustic - thanks to Tiggles. Speaking of Tiggles, Tig and I actually grew up literally within 100 yards of each other, went to the same church and all that. But we didn't know who each other was until I was 16 or so, aha. So close and yet so far away. He's been a complete pain in the ass ever since and I love him for it. I was an original founder and Co-Director of RE up until I left a couple years ago. I'm married (don't do it) and we're trying for kids (also don't do it). We've been together for 15 years now. Currently living in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota (definitely don't do it). I'm a cop by profession for the last five years or so and was recently made a temporary team leader for our regional SRT. I'm certified through FLETC to teach active shooter response and firearms related training through the State. If you have any questions about anything I'd love to answer what I can.

That's basically me in a nutshell. I'm sure I've forgotten some things. I look forward to getting to know you all again and for the first time.

- J

Intros and Interests / Help!
« on: May 13, 2017, 11:03:31 pm »
What's up guys and gals? So, I need some advice about a firearm accessory topic.

I'm looking to get a suppressor and I was wondering if anyone had any experience in this area and if anyone could recommend something.

I'm currently looking at this:

CoD4 / Issues Launching MP
« on: January 29, 2017, 12:04:21 pm »
So, I recently tried to play some CoD4. Whenever I launch my MP, the game immediately crashes. So, I put in the hard disk (yes, I still have one), and tried to launch it from there. Same problem. The SP loads up and plays just fine with the hard disk inserted but the MP always crashes immediately no matter how I try to open it.

Any ideas on a fix that doesn't require reinstalling?

Everything Else / Gotta get this off my chest
« on: January 20, 2017, 07:53:22 pm »
Hey guys,

It's been a long time since I've dropped in for anything meaningful. I can't tell you all how happy I am to see this place still pressing forward. It's awesome. I've been doing some catching up in the forums and I know I've missed so much. A lot of people's lives are in shambles yet you're all still managing to pick yourselves up and keep going. I love that you all have that spirit and commitment to each other to forge ahead when you're in the shit.

This is going to be a huge, jumbled up mess of nonsense by the time I'm done so... strap in, lol, I just gotta get some stuff off my chest. I know not all of you are going to agree with what I'm about to say but, here it goes.

I told Tig a little while ago that 2017 scares the living shit out of me. Name your reason. There's so many from which to choose. Some of my greatest fears were realized again two nights ago. Two counties to my west, a deputy was shot and killed after a car chase and subsequent shootout. I read the news tonight and another officer in America was shot in the back of the head while rendering aid to a traffic accident victim. The shooter also shot and killed the accident victim, who happened to be his estranged wife. The shooter had caused the accident purposefully with the intent on killing her. There's so much pointless violence. No one seems to care about the value of a human life. Everyone just wants an excuse to lash out against anything. I attended an active shooter seminar at a local hospital today. The presenter covered active shooter incidents from across America in the last few years. It's fucking ridiculous how many incidents this county has. It's pathetic and flat out fucking unacceptable. Kids, the elderly, movie-goers, restaurant patrons... the list goes on and on. Why can we not remember the value of a human life. Everyone is someone's son or daughter, mother or father, husband or wife... people. Human beings. I have to attend another LEO funeral because someone didn't value the life of another human being. Over a stolen car. A fucking car cost two lives; destroyed two peoples' families. Just stupid. My first instinct is hate. I'm sure most people's instinct would be similar. I hate the person who shot my fellow LEO and took him from his wife and kids. At the same time, that guy is dead. Someone took him from his family too. Legally justified or not, nobody wins these things. It only costs the families more loss; more pain.

I'm sorry for whatever wrongs have been caused by me and my profession but keep in mind, law enforcement is made up of human beings. We're people, too. We're Americans - just like you are. I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America just like millions of others have. I just don't understand why my life is viewed as less valuable in this country than, literally, anyone else's.

Way off topic but I need to get this out... President Obama commuted the sentence of a mid-level Mexican Mafia cartel drug dealer who was arrested in my AOR in 2005 for trafficking multiple pounds of meth, coke, heroin and weed. I don't know if you guys know this but in order to get a 20 year sentence in Federal court, it means you've already been convicted once before for the same shit. This guy sound like a non-violent drug offender to you? Hell, maybe he does. What the fuck do I know, right?

This is the second LEO funeral I'll be attending in less than 12 months. The first was 2.5 hours from my doorstep. This one is 1.5 hours from my doorstep. Soon enough, this shit will be on my doorstep and I'll lose someone I know and care about. Hell, we just barely avoided our own last summer. We had three shootings in my county last year. Whoever says ND isn't violent is full of shit.

And people complain that the police have "militaristic" style equipment. Yeah, I have a high cut level IIIA ballistic helmet, a vest carrier w/ level IIIA soft body armor and level III hard armor plates. Yes, I carry an M16 with a 10.5" barrel and 30 round magazines. I had to buy most the shit myself, too. If that's a problem for you, stop fucking shooting at me. I'll stop wearing my protective equipment. I owe it to my family to get my ass home at the end of my shift, whenever that might be. If I die because I wasn't wearing the right protective equipment, or because I wasn't issued the right protective equipment because it might "look bad", it's a disservice to the public I'm sworn to protect, myself and my family. I will not be responsible for widowing my wife. So bite me if it offends you that I take my security seriously.

Here's to 2017. Hopefully, we'll all get out alive. Thanks for listening to me vent.


Everything Else / I can't figure this out.
« on: December 31, 2016, 02:53:56 pm »
Hey all,

Long time no see (figuratively speaking). I hope everyone is doing well and I'm more than happy to see this place still up and running.

Now onto why I'm here.

I received a package in the mail and I cannot figure out where the hell it came from. Well, I should rephrase that. It came from China. But who sent it to my house is another question.

If anyone here has shipped anything to my house in the last two months, please step forward so I can thank you for the gift I've received. You know who you are and what you did...


Intros and Interests / Hobbies: J_Rod About Me
« on: April 28, 2011, 10:26:42 pm »
I'm big into playing guitar and I'm trying to get something going down that route. It can't go any worse than my law enforcement aspiration. Music is stress relieving and therapeutic.

I don't really have any music that we've made but I can put up a pic of my guitar. it's from when I first got it like 5 years ago.

I also enjoy shooting just about anything that goes "bang".

My .308 for your enjoyment. It has a bi-pod on it now. I'll update that as soon as I can find Steph's camera. I'll also put up a pic of my .22LR and MAYBE my 9mm. it's not very camera worthy but what the hell.

I also have two cats, Kevlar (that's right. My cat saves lives.) and GK. This is Kev when he was a baby. You should see this fat bastard now.

My woman and myself:

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