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The Smoke

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#754989 What a Rattlesnake bite looks like after 35 years....

Posted by The Smoke on Today, 10:46 AM

I was bit by a good sized Diamondback Rattlesnake in Cedarville, California in 1973, while walking through a field of clover hunting ground squirrels with a friend.


The first picture is kinda blurry but it shows where the fangs went into my leg. 


The second picture shows what has happened over the years from the poison damage to the nerves and blood vessels.  The camera doesn't pickup the discoloration

of the tissues.  Parts are a pale greenish black color and some parts are a brown color.  The big veins and swollen veins are from venom.  I have had those since I was

40.  Doctors have looked at them as if they were bad veins, but there is a distinct difference when they look inside.  Their is no plaque or wall breakdown.  I have to go

in to Portland to a vein thrombosis clinic and they siphon off the bad blood.  I go about every six months or so.  There is no problem with strokes or things, because the

blood is not coagulated, like deep vein thrombosis.  So I am okay from that.


A few days after the bite, my skin turned black and some of the tissues broke down and died.  With injections of anti-venin that area recovered after about 3 or 4 years.

Certain areas of my leg are numb all the time, interlaced with stinging pain every now and then.  The muscles aren't strong and give out pretty fast.  I can no longer climb

a ladder without hand rails, or stairways. But, I get around pretty good on solid surfaces, except concrete.  Going to big box stores kills me off.  I last about 45 minutes and

then I have to get off my legs for a while.


I thought you would just like to look at what happens after you get bit.


I had terrible dreams and nightmares for weeks afterwards. It was like a bad LSD trip.


snake bite.jpg


snake bite_2.jpg

#753720 Midsomer Murders

Posted by The Smoke on 16 March 2017 - 07:36 PM

You should try the female detective series that is from Australia in the 1920's.  Forget the name.  Great show.

There is also one from the BBC about a Detective in England during WWII.

#753578 Midsomer Murders

Posted by The Smoke on 15 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

Me too.  I even still liked MM when the new Barnaby came along.

#753535 I really miss Chameleon on the forums.

Posted by The Smoke on 15 March 2017 - 08:34 AM

He is busy with health issues and his Church band with his brother.  Here is the last picture I have of him.












It's hard to get a picture of him.


#753464 Hey all, how old r u?

Posted by The Smoke on 14 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

I am 66.

((Time is an illusion.))


No it's not.  Time is a b*** that brings back all the injuries you ever did to yourself, and puts them back onto your body.

#753165 Disappearing player

Posted by The Smoke on 12 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

Playing tonight and I saw this player just disappear right in front of me.  Then he reappears but farther away.


Then I see him stop and he is aiming at someone and I pull up to aim at him and poof  gone again.


So then we are across the road on the other side and I am hiding by a car and he is running and he is going to run

right in front of me, but he just disappears again.  I look down at the bottom of the screen, but no one died or committed suicide.


I saw this two more times.  I laid it off as a bad ping or connection, but his ping was good. 


Is there any script out there that can make a player do this?


Anyone else ever seen this?


...and no I am not smoking weed or sniffing drugs.


The next time I am on and this happens I will make a demo.

#753127 Auto Assign problems.....Can we do this fix?

Posted by The Smoke on 12 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

Hey smokey :)


Do you mind taking screenshots of repeat offenders so we can see for ourselves who is actually breaking the rules and so we can keep a record of it for future reference. 



Not at all.  For some reason it is mostly players that want on the OPFOR team all the time.

#752770 Auto Assign problems.....Can we do this fix?

Posted by The Smoke on 10 March 2017 - 10:34 AM

We are having a real problem with certain players stacking teams all the time, so is this possible?


Remove the team option selections and only have Auto available?  Is there a way to deactivate the Marines and OpFor selection buttons?


It has gotten so bad on certain maps, that the teams are 9 and 3 and worse.  And when the game tries to move players, they refuse and go back to their team.



I see the same players do this every time.




#751467 How to fix upload problem with demos or photos

Posted by The Smoke on 02 March 2017 - 08:11 AM

This is the support topic for the tutorial How to fix upload problem with demos or photos.

Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.

#748606 No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

Posted by The Smoke on 11 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

I dont know about immigration all over the USA and other places in the world, but, where I live, last year we had 5 rapes, 4 murders, 9 child sodomy cases.

Not too bad you say.  They were all done by illegal Mexicans in a town near us with only 9,000 people in it.  It is Mexican central for the dope trade here.

So I have a real problem with illegals.


By the way, 2 of the rapists and 4 of the sodomists and one of the murderers was never caught, because we have the Mexican shuffle here too.  Don't know that

term?  The Mexican gets in trouble with the law, and goes to a certain place where they put him in an auto and smuggle him back to Mexico. 


Don't believe all the leftist bullshit you read or hear.  Try living in Texas and see their problems.  Three Mexican men in 2011 were caught after they raped and killed

an older woman on her ranch, after she offered them water.  See that news didnt make it to CNN.

#748237 Say hello to my little friend

Posted by The Smoke on 09 February 2017 - 11:54 AM

This is our new dog/puppy who just lost her last baby tooth this morning.  So she is now a full fledged DOG.



#748221 Introducing myself to all you new guys

Posted by The Smoke on 09 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

I never knew we were to introduce ourselves, so here goes.


I am a 6'2" 240# American Indian and I carry a pistol and a 12" knife at all times.  I have three black belts in martial arts.  I am a bouncer at a local

bar that supports a motorcycle gang.  I like to blow shit up and do as much damage to rude people as possible.  I wear a T-shirt

that says I voted for Trump but no one has ever harassed me about it.  I am a homeplate Umpire in our local softball league. No

one ever disputes my calls.  I run a daddy daycare center.  You can't believe how quiet those kids can be.  They are special. 

I was in the Navy Seals but got kicked out during hell week for being too tough on the trainers.  I am here at F|A to welcome you.  STOP RUNNING !


I have been kicked out of F|A a couple of times because I like it.  But, I am so lovable they let me back in.


Well that's enough about me...see on the maps in COD4.  I will take your hair for my lodge pole.


#747841 Happy Birthday to everyone

Posted by The Smoke on 07 February 2017 - 10:40 AM

I have been off the forum for a while because of my arm problem, but I can type again now.


I have missed some birthdays on here so here it goes.



H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y  !

#747086 Remember when Beginners COD4

Posted by The Smoke on 03 February 2017 - 08:55 PM

...server was packed every night?   I do.  But these days it is mostly empty, except for a few hours in the afternoon.

Sad.  It was the most popular COD4 server in the country once and now it is mostly empty. 

#743803 My son sells his 1967 Mustang

Posted by The Smoke on 18 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

Mecum in Florida a few days ago.  Lot S136  (This is not a joke) He has owned this car for 5 years.  It is the last of his collection.


Go to Mecum Auctions and look up Kissimmee 2017  Lot 136  to read about it.