DRUM57IX

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from Quincy, IL

    • DRUM57IX

      De-activation

      1 year ago

      Hello again friends.

      Sadly, this will probably be the last time that I say hello on this site. Its been months since I've even checked up on this site. Taking an involuntary hiatus more or less showed me how much I really don't miss this place. Since the time when Mod Points went away, and Barbara had her snafu about US Military personnel that caused me to end my sponsorship, I've really not been interested in this site. I have made many friends on this site, and because of that, if any of my existing friends on this site would like to continue being involved in my social media life, feel free to send me a friend request on facebook and let me know your screen name here so I don't deny the request.

      www.facebook.com/shaun.cookson.3

      Xbox live Gamertag - DRUM571X

      As far as a quick update on my life, I have started a new job with the City I live in. Took long enough, but I'm finally a government employee! I'm also very much so still involved with campaigning and elections! In fact, I'm the county coordinator for a Federal Senate race, and State Representative race in my home county! And of course, my St. Louis Blues are about to start up again! Season tickets are already paid for, and I'm looking forward to the Stanley Cup making it's way to St. Louis for the first time in team history!

      With all that said, thank you to those of you who I've been fortunate enough to call friends on this site. You're all amazing people, and I wish the best for all of you!

      I will de-activate my account of my 9th anniversary on this site - December 8, 2014.

      God Bless,
      Drum57ix
      a.k.a. Shaun

    • DRUM57IX

      Update

      2 years ago

      So, I haven't written a journal in a while...figure for those of you who don't follow me on Facebook, I'd give a quick update.

      - The Mayoral election that I was working for at the beginning of the year was successful! The candidate that won is the first of his party in nearly 3 decades to hold that seat! During his acceptance speech, he named me SPECIFICALLY as the campaign "MVP". Because of that, I've become an appointed precinct committeeman, have been hired part time as zone/regional coordinator on a statewide gubernatorial campaign, and have been recruited to help with 3 local/county elections, and 1 regional election.

      - The wife had foot surgery recently. Shes still in a cast that she can't put any pressure on for about another 6 weeks, but I think we finally got daily life with her temporary disability down pat.

      - Still working at the car dealership for right now. Got a call from one of my campaign people, and if I want, there will be a job available for me at the beginning of the year. I'm pretty stressed out at work right now, and I'm looking forward to a new change that will afford me more time at home, better benefits, and better pay!

      - I have become ADDICTED to hockey this season! I've always like the St. Louis Blues, but never really followed them until this year. In fact, tonight will be the third game this season that I've gone to!
      LET'S GO BLUUUUUUUUUES!!!

    • DRUM57IX

      Let's get political

      3 years ago

      Me...with my current US house representative Aaron Schock and the third ward alderman in my city running for Mayor that I've been campaigning for!

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    • DRUM57IX

      Well, here we go again!

      3 years ago

      So...I got myself a little gift with some of my christmas gift cards.

      For those of you who don't pay attention to laws, the government, current events, or anything in "Real Life", Illinois has been the last hold out state for a movement known as "Concealed Carry". Concealed carry has to deal with the legal ability of private citizens to carry concealed firearms on their person in public (which for most people is pretty obvious...just had to make sure we're all on the same page...). I already have been throughly training when I was living in Ohio and received my Concealed Handgun License, which is still valid through the end of next year. With that particular license, I am already allowed to carry in 30 other states, including my next door neighbor of Missouri.

      Recently, there was a court case that made it to the US Federal Court of Appeals. This court is the court IMMEDIATELY below the Supreme Court of the United States, aka this highest court in the land and is the final authority on the law. A few weeks ago, the court case I initially mentioned resulted in the court MANDATING concealed carry in Illinois under grounds that barring concealed carry is unconstitutional. The court, not wanting to write legislation itself, has allowed the legislature 180 days to write a law allowing for concealed carry.

      In honor of that ruling, I have decided today to purchase the firearm that will be a weapon I will ALWAYS be carrying. That would be the Taurus TCP 738!

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      My particular gun is solid black, unlike the one in the photo. However, the photo does a great job depicting the size of the firearm! It comes in wieghing just over 10 oz, making it EXTREMELY lightweight. With the ability to carry 7 rounds of .380 ACP fully loaded, it makes it a decent choice for such a concealable weapon. Of course, there are other carry options that can hold more rounds, such as my Glock 23 and its 22 round magazine...but considering weight, and conceal-ability, its not always logical or even possible to carry such a large (relatively) firearm. Ergonomically, it feels pretty good, and tear down is easy as pie if you've got a knife.

      So to break this year down as far as guns go for me, I sold 1, GREATLY modified 1, traded 1 for another, and bought a completely new 1. My collection is becoming more tactical, more functional, and even more of what I want out of my firearms!

      Not a bad year for firearms and me!

    • DRUM57IX

      Just bought TWO bettas!

      3 years ago

      And I named MY Betta "The Iron Patriot"

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    • DRUM57IX

      7 years

      3 years ago

      Just realized, yesterday was my 7th year on the site. Why did this have to happen after the mod system died...

      #StillPissed

    • DRUM57IX

      End of Mod

      3 years ago

      The Mod system was RT's own claim to its community amongst the then giants of social media Myspace and Facebook. RT has been becoming more and more like other social media sites to the point where the community is now no more related to RvB as it originally was, but more to current social media like facebook or twitter. I go on facebook to facebook, not RT.

      The product here is RvB. The community followed and grew strong from that. Now RT is focusing on the community as the product while trying to expand its "hobby" of videos / aka the original product. I understand...its a business, and like everyone who is working, they all want to make a decent living...But I no more like this than Facebook going public and selling out to sell user's information...The Mod system was mutilated years ago and has now simply turned into facebook lite with more videos...

      Very disappointed to see RT stray from their ingenuity and creativity of old to become a social norm and part of the status quo. It is for this reason that I am ending TONIGHT my continual renewal sponsorship of 5 years. When my current sponsorship runs out, I will NOT renew. There are no meaningful sponsor benefits anymore. The only benefit is being able to watch newly released videos 30 minutes before they become public, which really isn't a benefit anyway... Everyone is the same whether they pay to support the site or not. I'm done being thrown under the bus and getting nothing in return for my loyalty.

    • DRUM57IX

      priorities

      3 years ago

      Election night party with my possible state senator and HALO 4!

      BRB!!!

      ...in like a week...

  • Comments (3154)

    • EmmaLead The Martian

      1 year ago

      Take care!

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    • RvBRecruit

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • DumpsterMutt

      1 year ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY! smiley11.gif

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      1 year ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    • ares23

      2 years ago

      happy b-day

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

      • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

        2 years ago

        Have fun.

      • DRUM57IX

        2 years ago

        Stl for blues and rams game

      • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

        2 years ago

        Any big plans?

      • DRUM57IX

        2 years ago

        Thanks j

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

      Hey thanks for the card! Right now I'm coping with Mass Effect 3...no poop throwing yet.

      • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

        3 years ago

        indeed

      • DRUM57IX

        3 years ago

        that isnt good...especially if you're trying to effect your mass

      • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

        3 years ago

        Well the swelling is going down but now it's swelling my eyes.

      • DRUM57IX

        3 years ago

        its ok! just want you to get better soon!

      • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

        3 years ago

        I would have come to the door but I was all cuddled up in a blanket in my pj's.

    • Linh Invisble

      4 years ago

      god damn it RT said i got two replies i clicked on it and i have nothing... are you still on xbl? i cant message you there

      • Linh Invisble

        4 years ago

        yes yes i also convinced crazy to join.. so hopefully we'll be able to play with him bcbw

        night!

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        I'll see you online tomorrow! Have fun tomorrow! Have fun being productive!!!

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        I'm off...about to go to bed. Church in less than 6 hours.

        I think RT's site may be down a bit. Just got your last message though...FINALLY...

    • Linh Invisble

      4 years ago

      i sent a message to you on xbl did you get it?

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        did you just write something? I can't find your last comment if you did

      • Linh Invisble

        4 years ago

        lol yes i should be on.. its a nice warm day i need to run errands with my dad first and i need to do some cleaning in my room but i also wanna get some halo in too..

        crazy is on team speak right now you should get on team speak til you go to bed

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        ah! I would, but I'm going to sleep here in about 10 mins.

        Should be on tomorrow though if you're going to be on!
        we should convince crazy to join us!

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        Haven't checked in a while...been busy with work and having no heat in 0 degree (celcius) weather lately

        Let me check it now.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      4 years ago

      So I just realized I had totally forgotten about the contest... Is that still going?

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        halos manana?

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        btw, we need to halos sometime

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        4 years ago

        I haven't been awake that long. Need time to think, and catch up on Internet stuff.

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        no opinion on the death penalty though? y u no comment? smiley8.gif

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        4 years ago

        Ok, cool. I saw your journal about the scholarship entry and it reminded me. Total "Oh shit!" moment there.

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        yes...just kinda halted for the moment while I still figure out what to do with only 4 contestants. Journal should be coming soon.

    • prgmr

      4 years ago

      I'm back for good! I'm always on the site, but I completely forgot about my profile. So I thought why not?

    • prgmr

      4 years ago

      Hi! I'm not sure if you remember me. I haven't been on in three years! I just thought I'd say hello after so long. How have you been?

    • cheeser

      4 years ago

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      Merry Christmas!

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      4 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • ares23

      4 years ago

      so is there anything specific you looking for in these contest photos

      Post edited 12/17/11 6:58AM

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        pics or gifs that you think describe me on the site

    • armeav8r

      4 years ago

      What ever happened to the Springfield Police Dept thing?

      • DRUM57IX

        4 years ago

        I had a journal about it a while ago. Left that to do paralegal work. Finishing my degree this next semester!

    • PGM35

      4 years ago

      Hey there!

    • TheNefasus EtherCreeper

      4 years ago

      Drums... man you have to watch this, I can't even start writing this.
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    • Raynos

      4 years ago

      I could be, what time?

    • RvBRecruit

      4 years ago

      Did I not say congrats on your marriage? If not then, CONGRATS!

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      4 years ago

      Congrats on getting Married!

    • Atheist_101

      4 years ago

      Ah ha! I want it.

    • Atheist_101

      4 years ago

      Are....are you serious about Mega Shark vs Crocodile ?

    • death5750

      4 years ago

      You know that's a good idea but killing all the old and poor people would be a hell of alot EZer to get pass in congress smiley8.gif

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      4 years ago

      It's been so long since NETFLIX 360 got together that it is time we did so.

      JOIN US!

    • disneyjedi87

      4 years ago

      We'll see. Please don't feel the need to do anything. I always enjoy belong people out. And why pass up the chance to meet another member of the site.

    • disneyjedi87

      4 years ago

      Absolutely not. I cannot accept any payments. I guess you'll just have to enjoy. smiley0.gif

    • disneyjedi87

      4 years ago

      Yeah totally. I did it for Nestry on the site.

    • disneyjedi87

      5 years ago

      Awesome. Thanks for the warning.

      So. August. Disney. Defcon 9.

      If you want in free just let me know.

    • nova_starr

      5 years ago

      heh, haven't been "on" in a while. Usually just check the videos section and ten go back to work. got a new comic I'm developing if you want to check it out.
      zombie plans
      novastarrpros.com/#/web-comic/4522420753

    • death5750

      5 years ago

      nancy pelosi looking good, i'd f@#$% her......well i would.

      Post edited 12/27/10 4:25PM

    • powerbomb141

      5 years ago

      In reply to DRUM57IX:

      I was actually wondering the same thing. I haven't heard from him for a few months and I just sent a couple texts to him a few days ago and he never replied. Now that kind of worries me.

    • powerbomb141

      5 years ago

      I haven't heard from him in a few months and I just sent him a couple texts a few days ago and didn't get a reply. Kind of makes me worried.

    • powerbomb141

      5 years ago

      I've tried, that's why I just popped onto the site quick. I sent him a couple texts a few days ago for a mailing address and he never replied and I made sure the second text had my name. Now that worries me.

    • powerbomb141

      5 years ago

      I've tried, that's why I just popped onto the site quick. I sent him a couple texts a few days ago for a mailing address and he never replied and I made sure the second text had my name. Now that worries me.

    • powerbomb141

      5 years ago

      I've tried, that's why I just popped onto the site quick. I sent him a couple texts a few days ago for a mailing address and he never replied and I made sure the second text had my name. Now that worries me.

    • death5750

      5 years ago

      Yes comrade drum57 I've had most of those my self but frist lets me see your papers,.. this will not do. So will it be the GULag with you or should we skip the paperwork {i hand you a pistols}
      ps i saw enemy at the gates one to many times

    • monopoly_j Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

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      ...............Luke 2:1-20
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      Merry Christmas From Monopoly_J

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    • armeav8r

      5 years ago

      "Suck it Trebek".


      Precious. smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • death5750

      5 years ago

      " read those box labels first" I drive a truck don't you know trucker's can't read,,....or spell smiley8.gif

    • Hawkins1701

      5 years ago

      That's fine. I'll certainly count it.

      If you want to make another post in the journal thread, that's fine too. Whichever your fancy.

    • Hawkins1701

      5 years ago

      Sorry, forgot the BONUS QUESTION.

      Which team's defense will record more sacks?

      A) Ravens

      B) Steelers

    • coolman156

      5 years ago

      Dang then, sorry to hear it

    • coolman156

      5 years ago

      Gotta say though, I like your Pumpkin carving. How long you think it will last?

    • coolman156

      5 years ago

      Ok, ok, Not much going on for me.

    • death5750

      5 years ago

      shaggin wagon? we call it a love machine in the good old days back when payphones were just a 25 cents,,,when thier was payphone, when there was communist and communism in Soviet Union not in the white house and ads was a diet ad!

      Ive been working on or around rigs about 20yrs so a can macgyver it

      damn it weres my old people pills

    • jedipoet

      5 years ago

      lol. yeah i've been slacking on my halozing.

    • RvBRecruit

      5 years ago

      Hey my star's back!

      Now correct me if I'm wrong, I think you had something to do with this!

      ...Thank you!!!

      Post edited 10/09/10 11:10PM

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