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Forum topic by joeob posted 10-18-2012 01:33 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2012 01:33 PM

Looking at a recent posting to encourage new donors i saw Neil (NBeener) and i was wondering if any members know how he is and what is happeneing with him lately?

Joe.

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 01:52 PM

I haven’t heard or seen anything, but would really like to know how he is.
And I hope those liberal/progressive A-Holes that ganged up on him get ALL that is coming to them.
No excuse for what they did.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 01:56 PM

I’m with you guys. Beener, Beener, come back home!!!
Bill

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 03:12 PM

he sure is missed on the site

Dennis

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 03:42 PM

Grizzman is checking and will give update

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 10-18-2012 03:43 PM

Last evening, I accepted the DA’s deal (attached).

I asked three things, and got three answers:

1) ANY prohibition on my movements or where I live—IN the States or elsewhere ? No;

2) Give the handgun to Ted (or an Officer of the Court), until I either leave the State or the three years are up ? No, but thanks for asking. It “will be destroyed, per office policy. Some cop’s going to get a REALLY nice gun);

3) IS the [cough] “victim” [cough] going to be asking for restitution ? No.

It will be written up for my signature, this week, and should be submitted to the Court, at the 9/17 hearing.

I wish I could say that this represents some sort of relief for me.

It doesn’t.

Other than flights of fancy about leaving the States for some place like Ecuador or Indonesia or Guatemala or Greece or Thailand or Uruguay … for a few months/years …. fraught with its OWN perils … I don’t see any viable path back to the Salad Days where I was “just” disabled.

Meanwhile, the way to a night’s sleep—not a GOOD night’s sleep—seems to be through Clonidine, Clonazepam, Benadryl, and alcohol—probably not a sustainable path.

That’s the news …

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 10-18-2012 03:54 PM

There’s tons to be figured out. First is … what’s going on with my eyes and lenses, and … can things be fixed enough that I can stay somewhere in the US. If so … where ?

If they can’t fix my eyes, then I have to go to the tropics. I used to live in Florida, but everybody had air conditioning. Heat and air dry out my eyes, and cause serious risk.

A poor country … in the tropics … is an easy place to avoid it. This is what the last doctor said: you have to stop your eyes from becoming inflamed.

I just got an e-mail from the lens guru, in Boston. He’s going to talk to my local docs, and try to make a recommendation—either somebody else to see, locally, or … “Neil, you NEED to come back here, and we can help with the financial part.”

But … it’s still just an awful stay. Trial-and-error isn’t like fitting a hand-cut dovetail joint. It’s hugely painful. Everybody I met was wiped out after three days. They couldn’t believe I endured six weeks. I can’t, either.

If it’s about leaving the country, then I’ll have to figure out whether my eyes can tolerate woodworking, or life, wearing glasses, with NO “protective lenses.” Maybe goggles w/bifocal lenses … or something. Otherwise, life in some foreign country will be about seeing what I can, experiencing the place, and … lots of down time. Much like here, but … more interesting … and … MUCH cheaper.

There are no easy next steps. What these people took from me … simply cannot be replaced.

Right now, Target, Lowes, the Home Depot, and the grocery stores … tear my eyes apart. That’s not going to change, in the States, if they can’t move my eyes forward. Half a Sunday, helping my brother, put me on the floor, in my hotel, in serious pain. Last time I tried to find pain docs, they wouldn’t take me as a client. Not sure how I’ll get around that, either.

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 10-18-2012 03:57 PM

Since this appears to have been a firearm crime (felony), I am assuming the Neil has lost his right to vote?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 10-18-2012 04:05 PM

quien sabe mike
as i understand
they made a deal

so no formal verdict

just the judges ruling

probation with stipulations

good question however

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 10-18-2012 04:37 PM

I once worked for a month in Nicaragua.
If Neil needs humidity and economical living they had plenty of both.
Fantastic food, humidity, beautiful girls, humidity, constant temperature, 92 degrees every day, and humidity.
Oh, and some of the best damn rum on the planet.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#10 posted 10-18-2012 05:41 PM

Thanks David. If that is the case, then Neil is a VERY lucky man.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 10-23-2012 11:24 AM

Thanks for the update Patron.
I was just wondering about a few MIA Lummberjocks a few days ago. Neil was one of those I was wondering about, but I was never enough a friend of his to contact him and ask.
I had hoped we’d find his situation better. It sounds though that even though they kept a felony off of him, he still got no justice. Oh well, such as it is in America today.

Just for references sake, people come and go around here too much for me to keep track of. It was a short time back that Horizontal Mike was one of those MIA Lumberjocks on my mind. I see he is back though. Good to see him.

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