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    Ragu, what kept you going due to this silly message board is what keeps me here as well. I wouldnt know any of you even if you were droppin dootz in the stall next to me at the airport, but it feels like home, especially when i dont feel like working, which is 90% of the time.

    Im glad you got your life turned around, and you and your furs are still with us!

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    Well, since we're going all emo in this thread, I'll contribute as well.

    This place has always been a source of happiness for me, even at my lowest. As you guys know, I've been dealt a (lol) sh!thand, given the struggles my kiddos face, especially my daughter. There were times in the past where I was pretty much angry with everything and everyone, self included. Since being here, and especially since retiring from my old job, I've become a happier, more dynamic person. When I really think about it, the evolution has been quite remarkable. I've gone from a sullen, depressed CO to a proud, happier soon to be RN. Even during what should have been one of my darkest periods of my life, my cancer diagnosis, I remained (somewhat) upbeat, and I owe a large part of that to the guys and girls on this site who made the effort to care, to let me know that I was someone who mattered. For that I will remain eternally grateful.

    Tl;dr version, you guys rock.

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    Mods, please rename thread "The ReachAround Corner"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Well, since we're going all emo in this thread, I'll contribute as well.

    This place has always been a source of happiness for me, even at my lowest. As you guys know, I've been dealt a (lol) sh!thand, given the struggles my kiddos face, especially my daughter. There were times in the past where I was pretty much angry with everything and everyone, self included. Since being here, and especially since retiring from my old job, I've become a happier, more dynamic person. When I really think about it, the evolution has been quite remarkable. I've gone from a sullen, depressed CO to a proud, happier soon to be RN. Even during what should have been one of my darkest periods of my life, my cancer diagnosis, I remained (somewhat) upbeat, and I owe a large part of that to the guys and girls on this site who made the effort to care, to let me know that I was someone who mattered. For that I will remain eternally grateful.

    Tl;dr version, you guys rock.
    As a prisoner i find it enraging you complaing about guard duty.......jk. That job isnt easy and you guys dont get enough credit. I do find it funny though how you come in same as us, one person and leave another. Some things you cant unsee i look foward to our hampur game and seeing if u still have what it takes to put me in a chair restraint God Bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    Mods, please rename thread "The ReachAround Corner"
    Common Peaches give us something Dazzle us

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    As a prisoner i find it enraging you complaing about guard duty.......jk. That job isnt easy and you guys dont get enough credit. I do find it funny though how you come in same as us, one person and leave another. Some things you cant unsee i look foward to our hampur game and seeing if u still have what it takes to put me in a chair restraint God Bless
    2014 Festivus Feats Of Strength Hampur Halftime PPV Special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    As a prisoner i find it enraging you complaing about guard duty.......jk. That job isnt easy and you guys dont get enough credit. I do find it funny though how you come in same as us, one person and leave another. Some things you cant unsee i look foward to our hampur game and seeing if u still have what it takes to put me in a chair restraint God Bless
    Lol, right now I'm lucky I can even sit comfortably in a chair, let alone forcibly make someone else do so (doze ribz doe).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Lol, right now I'm lucky I can even sit comfortably in a chair, let alone forcibly make someone else do so (doze ribz doe).
    lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetworks View Post
    Lol, right now I'm lucky I can even sit comfortably in a chair, let alone forcibly make someone else do so (doze ribz doe).
    Tried to pull off some tricks on this kid's skateboard outside this bar a couple months back... Stuck it, but damn tiny ass crap wheels and didn't have my weight right on the land, sent me right to the ground, back shoulder first and crunched my whole spine. Whole thing cracked all the way down. Ended up crackin ribs/tearing some rib tissue when it crunched.
    That was a bummer. Time before that, broke a couple when I was drunk and fell on a bench in Boston. Broken ribs suck, but you'll be fine by the time the Feats of Strength rolls around.

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    Worst thing about broken ribs is when you sneeze... F***!! Always gotta sneeze w broken ribz. Or if you laugh.
    Feels like it undoing all the healing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    When i first signed up on this board with thebigragu as a serious profile to go with, it was because of letsgojets and his absolute love for chad pennington. It was the first time i was actually going to be myself (including real life). At that time I was on top of the world had alot of money a great wife( I thought) and a son, money ruled my whole life it made me in charge of everything around me and gave me and my family total security no matter how i achieved it. Life was good and for a kid from the street i though i finally made it.
    I was done with the back and forth to county and court and prison, I had lawyers now and i had invested my money wisely in legitimate businesses in Florida and was just cruising along drunk or high most of the time, playing golf buying cars buying a house playing life, because in actuality i had no idea how any of this **** worked ,society and families and work and kids, so i just threw money at it, that's all i did, and i still loved my jets because its the only thing i ever had good if you can call it that from my childhood.

    So i became a pretty regular poster here and shot the **** talked about the jets got in on some of the arguments, Started alot of arguments made e friends made e enemies. Then the bottom came out Two of my associates were brought down in a combined dea fbi sting. The two worst agencies that can come after anyone. that was The bret favre year i believe and I was so happy about that but at the same time paranoid. Around that same time one of the guys threw out my name which involved alot of other peoples names which made my life a living hell. At this point it put all eyes on me, I had always played the game well learned it from old timers and kept a job worked that job and had an accountant to handle the taxes and the show me the money aspects the feds and irs look for. Anyhow my life got bad i couldn't make a buck as the heat was on me and no one would even come close to any type of business dealings, so all i had left was my businesses that would never be able to keep me and my wife in the place or in the style SHE was accustomed to.

    The money was gone soon after so was she and my son, I got out on bail and awaited trial. That ushered in my attack on all People of jewish faith because her her family and her lawyers stripped me bare. I always kept emergency money along with what was ever in the accounts she took it all and said you have a problem with it me and my mother go to the cops, it was one grave i knew i could never dig so i had to let it go. Sanchez becomes the Qb and i could care less but it gives me something to look at something to enjoy and with the year this is going to be these ****s better not even think of going to the superbowl. There would be no way in hell i could even enjoy it let alone celebrate it, my posting is drunken rage most of the time as my disease has taken over.

    The ass holes are playing lights out in the playoffs of course, and the only thing i got left is a small tv a couch and a laptop my friend gave me and im looking around at an apartment i bought for my little sister for when she came home from college near the beach, drunk and thinking ill never resurrect from this im going to go out like i came in like my father, broke and dead by 37. We win the wildcard and i couldnt be happier..now i want them to win it all take out the chargers and finish it..didn't happen. Next year was the same with the jets and me in and out of court and finally i beat it get a year and a day probation and fines that will assure anything i ever made will be taken as i guess some say it should be. Im in and out of salvation armys detox's halfway houses trying to quit , no matter what i try i cant stop, i been drinking since 14 my body just seems to not accept life without alcohol

    Pretty much stop posting at this point as i cant really, i leave the wc of Florida and go over to the east coast to go in on a few pizza places with old friends from the neighborhood trying to thank me, help me out for not singing in court those last 2 years. Work my ass off stay out of trouble but im already dead and i know it ,I sleep with a bottle by my bed i cant even move unless i take a drink, and that's been the last 3 years now up to that point. Finally my liver shuts down i die in an ambulance go into a coma and wake up few days later. No insurance in Florida no bed no money no bed my last 80g is gone, my grandfather gets me to ny so i can die home.

    Lay in the basement in a room i haven't been in since i was a kid and use a phone to lurk the board and see whats going on for a few weeks back n forth to mt sanai and in mt sanai when i can catch a signal. Doctors tell me i got a month at he very most as the lungs will just keep collapsing at this point and the portal hypertension is going to make me bleed out anyday. God gets involved the doctors are shocked maybe just maybe a living donor partial will work but they seriously doubt it give me no chance of surviving the surgery and even worse after the surgery if i do make it through. pops comes up with the rest of the cash payment suddenly surgery seems like it might be just the ticket...

    Come back to JI a little more humbled after finding God and him giving me a second chance. Hope that everyone will notice im not the same ******* and will also give me a chance. Rebound in business *Totally Legitimate) bang alot of chicks, stay in good shape, find an angel, i marry her, get custody of my son my new wife gets pregnant we lose it, i make a good living she makes a better one, she gets pregnant again, Use jets insider as my recovery program throughout these last 2 and a half years annoying the fuk out of green, geno sucks vick is a dog killer....Jets insider going off the air.....

    For anyone who took the time to read it and even those that didnt. I make it a point to say thank you to everyone who helped me in any way during my crazy life. And even though i dont know you guys face to face there were times there you kept me from eating a ****ing bullet and other people, and I thank each and everyone of you btches. cya on the other side i went emo and i dont give a fuk
    Too long... decided to wait for the movie.























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    Damn, ragu. You have enough stories for 3 or 4 lifetimes. Really hope you write that book. Hopefully you get a Hampurite to write the foreword?

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    Don't eff with me guys. I'm fragile. I'm fragile here. Listen to the whole thing if you mean this sh:t. LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING DAMMIT


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    [QUOTE=crossfire;5318906]Too long... decided to wait for the movie.






















    always with the Death picture lol. I don't even know who that guy is when i see it

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    By the way cross i found a real image of shakin on another site ill post it shortly

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    By the way cross i found a real image of shakin on another site ill post it shortly
    If it's the wang pics I was drunk and I don't know those guys.

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    jeebus. The Hampur reunion tailgate will be easy to find in the Meadowlands parking lot. Just look for the Roman orgy.

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    Ragu that was an epic story. Brought tears. Happy you are back better than ever. I've always enjoyed your posts. Granted I don't post much, but I've lurked this forum daily since Chad Pennington was drafted. I've been in very low places over the years (divorce, depression) and you guys have always been able to make me laugh during the worst times. I appreciate this place so much and I appreciate you posters who bring it every day.

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    I gotta tell you quite a few of you might become a facebook friend.....fingers crossed.....

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    I remember using the death pic the first time and wasn't sure if you would find it offensive. But it was too funny not to use.

    Glad to hear you are doing well. Not everyone goes through sh!t like that and makes it out alive on the other side. But with a little help from the Lord above, you did. Enjoy the second chance and enjoy being a father again.

    Your story reminds me of a line in a Keith Richards song...

    "When I die I'll go to Heaven cuz I did my time in hell." - Keith Richards
    Last edited by crossfire; 09-05-2014 at 09:12 PM.

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