Marijuana equals money

Let’s start with this:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/05/23/study-legalizing-marijuana-would-add-113-million-tax-revenue/84676354/

Now this could be slightly over rated as to how much money could actually be made with the legalization of marijuana so let’s look at some issues that are brought up in the article.

Could $113 million be possible?  If you are just talking about the amount of money in taxes alone that will be collected – this sum could be very likely.  The taxes charged would go directly to the government so if sales are good, $113 million might be easy to get.

Since there will probably be a mark up in the price for an ounce, this mark up could very well take care of expenditures like:

- more marijuana to sell

- wages

- shop expenses – like rent, utilities, license to sell fees, and mundane stuff like counters, storage units for the marijuana, cash register, etc.

I’m sure there are other expenses but let’s go with these for now.

Would it be possible to get a grant to help an individual get started in this business?

Feel free to chime in with remarks.

Have a great day, I certainly am.

SSG Nasty

Let’s look at Sharia Law

Just in case you had any idea that adopting Sharia Law in the United States of America would be a good thing, here is what you can expect:

The following info was found in http://www.billionbibles.org/sharia/sharia-law.html

Sharia law is the law of Islam. The Sharia (also spelled Shariah or Shari’a) law is cast from the actions and words of Muhammad, which are called “Sunnah,” and the Quran, which he authored.

The Sharia law itself cannot be altered, but the interpretation of the Sharia law, called “figh,” by imams is given some leeway.

As a legal system, the Sharia law covers a very wide range of topics. While other legal codes deal primarily with public behavior, Sharia law covers public behavior, private behavior and private beliefs. Of all legal systems in the world today, Islam’s Sharia law is the most intrusive and strict, especially against women.

According to the Sharia law:

•  Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
•  Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
•  Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death.
•  Criticizing or denying Allah, the moon god of Islam is punishable by death.
•  A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.
•  A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
•  A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
•  A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
•  Girls’ clitoris should be cut (per Muhammad‘s words in Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
•  A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
•  A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
•  A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
•  Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
•  A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
•  A woman’s testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries half the weight of a man’s.
•  A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
•  A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
•  A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
•  Meat to be eaten must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be Halal.
•  Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
•  The list goes on.

In looking at other sites, I have found that they all contain what has been listed above and much more.

As for me and my house – Sharia Law is not acceptable.

SSG Nasty

Really???????

I find this group a bit amusing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wubrYEMBlYQ

Camo kilts, Braveheart face paint, V for Vendetta face masks…..

Supposedly a contest video?  Who can make themselves look the most foolish video contest?

As most of you know, I am a retired Army sergeant, with combat experience so I have a tendency to call them as I see them.

Feel free to comment, I look forward to it.

SSG Nasty

I am not contagious

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is real.  Many try to dismiss it, many try to ridicule it, and some distance themselves from people suffering from it.  All I can say is this:

You lead a very sad life, because you are missing out on the friendship of a lifetime!

Sound rather strange?  Not really, especially if it has happened to you.  This is one of those times where I could insert the old saying – “Been there, got the t-shirt” – but I won’t.  One important thing to remember is that PTSD is not contagious.  Never has been, never will be.  I can tell you what it is though.  It is real.  It is/can be depressing.  It is/can be detrimental to one’s health.  Let me take you on a journey.  Grab some popcorn, candy, your favorite drink and settle down in a nice comfy chair.

This journey starts on the 23rd of September in 1975.  A young man leaves home and joins the Army.  His first stop is Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Basic training as an Infantryman which culminates with advanced training as an Infantryman at Fort Polk, Louisiana.  During this time the young man becomes proficient with firearms and explosives, which lead to a few side trips to hone these skills.  You see, his Drill Instructors saw something and figured that the special training just might be worth it.  And I will gladly tell you – the special training was worth it.

In January of 1976, I arrived at Fort Hood, Texas.  Just in case you missed any points so far – This is My Story.  Fort Hood was and still is a great and wonderful place.  Lots of time to train and become the best that you can be at whatever it is that you do.  For me, that entailed shooting and anything that involved explosives.  Booby traps, mines, explosives (especially C4), and weapons became a very addicting hobby and my Sergeants afforded me many opportunities to feed my addiction.  Unfortunately, this would come back to “haunt” me later in life.  But if I had it to do all over again, I would have, more than likely, delved deeper into my “hobbies”.

Many years have gone by since September of 1975.  I have traveled quite extensively during the 20 years of my Army career.  But just so you know, I had no intention of staying for 20 years.  Life was good and I was getting paid to do what I thoroughly enjoyed doing.  In 1980 I met and married the love of my life.  By 1987 we had 3 loving children (2 girls and a boy).  For 15 years my wife followed me wherever the Army sent us.  Our children tagged along for 13 (daughter number 1), 11 (daughter number 2), and 8 (our favorite son) years respectively.  They all have many fond memories of our travels, and have endured the many months in a row of being without Dad.  My wife made home a safe place to be.  Especially for me.  Home was a place where I could step away from the Army and just be Dad.

After Desert Storm, it became evident that there was an underlying current, if you will, concerning myself.  Nothing you could physically put a finger on, but there none the less.  Kind of like the Desert Viper in Iraq – always there, but out of sight until the strike.  For me that time of strike, if you will, comes at night during sleep.  It started simply as “don’t touch dad while he is asleep”.   Over the years it has become the norm for me to be awoken by my dog – Snoopy used to bump the side of the bed, Duke used to stick his nose in my hand or up against my arm or chest, and Bandit (my current buddy) will stand with his front paws on my back or lay across my legs if I am sleeping on my back.  Trust me, 105 pounds laying across your legs or standing on your back will bring you out of your slumber.  With my furry buddies, one thing is always the same.  They can sense when I am not 100% and when they wake me, I know exactly where I was in the dream.  Of course the dream is simply me revisiting some place that I had been in a previous time.  And none of these places involved 5 star hotels and restaurants.

It is kind of like walking around in a funk, if you will.  But I have always managed to play it off and for the most part, pretend that everything is just peachy.  Even though the peach is a little rotten.

www.Fishhound.com

I found this group while perusing the internet.  They have a deal where you can sign up and receive Fishing Test Kits every month.  Currently I have the 3 month deal going on and just renewed for another 3 months.

Each kit is said to have over $35 of fishing related items in it.  You get the kit, test the products in the kit, write a review and receive points for your review.  I have done 2 reviews and have received .5 points for each one – yes, a half of a point for each review.

Here are the kits I have received:

The first of 3 kits.

The first of 3 kits.

Kit #2

Received kits 2 and 3 at the same time.  So I guess I will not be getting a kit in January.

Received kits 2 and 3 at the same time. So I guess I will not be getting a kit in January.

Have a blessed day, I certainly am

SSG Nasty

Recover Tactical: 1911 Grips

Well, I got my new grips from www.recovertactical.com and a new laser from www.sightmark.com (purchased at Cabela’s).

Follow along with me in the pictures and feel free to share your thoughts:

Well, the package has arrived.  Want to see what's in it?

Well, the package has arrived. Want to see what’s in it?

Give these guys a look see.

Give these guys a look see.

Yep, my new grips have arrived.  Time to get busy.

Yep, my new grips have arrived. Time to get busy.

Well, everything I need is right here, except......Now where did I put that pistol?

Well, everything I need is right here, except……Now where did I put that pistol?

Ahh, there it is.

Ahh, there it is.

Off with the old grip.

Off with the old grip.

Left side on.

Left side on.

Right side on, bolts in.

Right side on, bolts in.

Underside view - think I made a good choice with the tan colored grips. Yep, that's my gun tool I reviewed and tested, laying up there at the top of  the picture.

Underside view – think I made a good choice with the tan colored grips.
Yep, that’s my gun tool I reviewed and tested, laying up there at the top of
the picture.

New Sight Mark laser. This one is the CRL Triple Duty Red Laser.

New Sight Mark laser.
This one is the CRL Triple Duty Red Laser.

Well, she looks ready for some range time.

Well, she looks ready for some range time.

Well, the laser works.  Been a long time since I've had a laser and first one on a pistol.  This should be fun.

Well, the laser works. Been a long time since I’ve had a laser and first one on a pistol. This should be fun.

 

Well, I’ll get back on here with some range time reports, and a few targets to display.

Ya’ll have a blessed day, I certainly am

SSG Nasty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeeAll Sight

Okay, let’s get this one on line.

As you know I am a member of Stuff Stuff and get products sent out to me to test.  Recently received the SeeAll sight from them.  Here is a link to SeeAll’s site:

http://www.seeallopensight.com/

First off, I was quite impressed with how easy it was to mount.  I tried it on 2 rifles (.223 and a Mosin Nagant – 7.62x54r) and a contender pistol (.223).  The sight was easy to move from weapon to weapon, but did take a little getting used to as far as sighting in.  Not much different than lining up regular iron sights.

Definitely not a long distance sight, 200 meters is pushing it as far as I was concerned, but on the pistol at 25 to 50 meters I felt it set up easier on target.  This is the reason I moved the sight to my crossbow pistol.  I had been looking for something that would aid in acquiring a faster sight picture and the SeeAll has helped me find what I wanted.

Here is the sight set up on my crossbow pistol and the resulting shots:

Here is where my SeeAll found a home.

Here is where my SeeAll found a home.

Target acquired.  Hard to see but 2 bolts top, 2 bolts bottom and the orange bolt just to make sure there was enough backing.

Target acquired. Hard to see but 2 bolts top, 2 bolts bottom and the orange bolt just to make sure there was enough backing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This may seem like a lot of money (sight is listed at $100) for a crossbow pistol and I would have to agree with you.  Once I get a railed 45 I will try it there but that will probably be next Christmas.

The only problems I foresee with this sight on a slide pistol (9mm or 45) is what type of holster you use.

Well, that about does it for this one.

Have a blessed day, I certainly am

SSG Nasty

Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo

Saturday, 19 Oct 2013, I had the opportunity to attend the Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo in Mesa, Arizona

Overall, a worthwhile time for those familiar with Survivalist/Prepper activities, but could be overwhelming for someone that is unfamiliar with this mindset. Most of the food storage companies I am familiar with were there. Got a chance to sample some of their products, which were quite tasty.

My main objective was to locate business’ that were local and get a chance to put my hands on some of their products. I enjoy the chance to actually touch and hold something before I buy it, even if I end up ordering the product over the internet. For a $10 entrance fee, I was able to do just that and have a couple of places that I plan on visiting over the next few months.

Here are pictures I took while there. Enjoy!

Well, I has arrived.

Well, I has arrived.

Well, let's get inside and see what's up. Disclaimer - that's not me in the photo.

Well, let’s get inside and see what’s up.
Disclaimer – that’s not me in the photo.

Well, they have my money - now to see what is behind door number 2.

Well, they have my money – now to see what is behind door number 2.

The program guide - very useful in planning your time for the demonstrations and talks given.

The program guide – very useful in planning your time for the demonstrations and talks given.

As you can (barely) see - many business cards were collected.

As you can (barely) see – many business cards were collected.

Various flyers from the vendors on site.

Various flyers from the vendors on site.

Not a bad looking trailer.

Not a bad looking trailer.

The Hostile Hare booth.  Enjoyed his talk about raising wabbits for food.

The Hostile Hare booth. Enjoyed his talk about raising wabbits for food.

One of the talks/demonstrations going on - right next to the COSTCO table.

One of the talks/demonstrations going on – right next to the COSTCO table.

Ravencrest Tactical display.  This guy was cool, with his day-glow knives on his hips.  Lowest price was $149 up $300.

Ravencrest Tactical display. This guy was cool, with his day-glow knives on his hips. Lowest price was $149 up to about $300.

Big plane - well, the biggest they had on display anyways.

Big plane – well, the biggest they had on display anyways.

Nice nose art on this one.

Nice nose art on this one.

Yep, Walmart was here too.  I was surprised.

Yep, Walmart was here too. I was surprised.

Was hoping for a ride but no dice.

Was hoping for a ride but no dice.

One of the many items to look at here at the museum.

One of the many items to look at here at the museum.

Ready for body transport.

Ready for body transport.

This one brought back memories.

This one brought back memories.

Yep, Walmart was here too.  I was surprised.

Yep, Walmart was here too. I was surprised.

More vendors.  The one with the pumpkin on the table was where I got the Crossbow Pistol.

More vendors. The one with the pumpkin on the table was where I got the Crossbow Pistol.

Yep, this one came home with me.  Only $20, good deal.

Yep, this one came home with me. Only $20, good deal.

Have a blessed day, I certainly am

SSG Nasty

 

Affordable Health Care Plan

Whether you call it the “Affordable Health Care Plan” or “ObamaCare”, I have a few questions.

First let me preface this by saying this:

As long as they leave my Tricare Health Plan alone, I will be fine.  Now on to my questions:

1.  Just how affordable is the new plan?

After careful calculation I have found what this new “Affordable Plan” will cost me:

Monthly premium (after credits) – $475

Monthly premium (before credits) – $687.83

Maximum out of pocket costs – $27000/year (meaning I should probably save $1058 a month to cover these)

Not sure which monthly premium payment I will have to make.

Does the subsidy kick in automatically or do I have to file for it at the end of the year?

I am going with the before subsidy payment, so lets look at total possible monthly costs:

$687.83 + $1058 = $1745.83 that will have to be laid away for health care.

Sure, sounds affordable to me.

2.  If business’ can wait one more year, then why can’t I stay on my employer’s plan until he has to change?

3.  How much do the President and the rest of those in power pay for their health plan?

Feel free to comment.  Any and all comments will be appreciated.

Have a blessed day, I certainly am

SSG Nasty

Very informative

Let the book review begin.

Let the book review begin.

This book has proven to be quite informative.  Many things are common sense, such as how a jury can use your aggressive demeanor against you during a trial, especially if other witnesses attest to it or if there is a record of it.

Others areas got into the meat, in non-lawyer terms, as to how you can ensure that you were the victim.  Highlights on how to/not conduct yourself and how lawyers can use even the simplest action for or against you.

The overall process from incident to possible trial and even into the trial phase was very informative.  While it can’t get into every situation and how they are handled, it was indeed thought provoking.

Overall, it was worthwhile reading.

Have a blessed day, I certainly am

SSG Nasty