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Title: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on June 15, 2015, 01:33:37 pm
OK folks, need to learn as much as I can about Casper, Wyoming.

Let me have it, good and the bad
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 15, 2015, 05:10:18 pm
OK folks, need to learn as much as I can about Casper, Wyoming.

Let me have it, good and the bad

Second largest city in the state.  Situated in the Wyoming wind tunnel... and gets just about the worst, coldest weather and deep snow, next to Yellowstone and Laramie. Too damned close to Cheyenne.. the largest city, capital, and growing socialist snot farm. But then, I don't like the place at all.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on June 15, 2015, 05:35:37 pm
OK folks, need to learn as much as I can about Casper, Wyoming.

Let me have it, good and the bad

Second largest city in the state.  Situated in the Wyoming wind tunnel... and gets just about the worst, coldest weather and deep snow, next to Yellowstone and Laramie. Too damned close to Cheyenne.. the largest city, capital, and growing socialist snot farm. But then, I don't like the place at all.  :ph34r:

I understand, but it is where the job is, and it is NOT Chicago.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 15, 2015, 05:45:44 pm
Casper may be smaller than Cheyenne in population, but it feels like a big city, whereas Cheyenne does not. I haven't lived in Casper, only visited, so I can't speak to practical details.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Who...me? on June 15, 2015, 11:39:54 pm
http://www.city-data.com/city/Casper-Wyoming.html
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: knobster on June 16, 2015, 06:00:40 am
OK folks, need to learn as much as I can about Casper, Wyoming.

Let me have it, good and the bad

Second largest city in the state.  Situated in the Wyoming wind tunnel... and gets just about the worst, coldest weather and deep snow, next to Yellowstone and Laramie. Too damned close to Cheyenne.. the largest city, capital, and growing socialist snot farm. But then, I don't like the place at all.  :ph34r:

I understand, but it is where the job is, and it is NOT Chicago.

I've never been to Wyoming but I imagine most places would be better than Chicago.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 16, 2015, 06:20:03 am
 :laugh: :laugh:

You asked. I have friends who live there. They can no longer open carry without risk of being hassled by the cops there who think they are big stuff. I can't really tell you much more, since I'll never set foot in the place again.

No, it's not Chicago.... yet. They're working on it. sigh
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: socalserf on June 16, 2015, 08:38:17 am
:laugh: :laugh:

You asked. I have friends who live there. They can no longer open carry without risk of being hassled by the cops there who think they are big stuff. I can't really tell you much more, since I'll never set foot in the place again.

No, it's not Chicago.... yet. They're working on it. sigh

Too bad!
I visited in 07, I thought it was nice enough.
Tired to talk the Mrs into moving with no luck.
Open carried while there, no problems, but it was a short time.
Anything has to be better than the various peoples republics.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on June 16, 2015, 10:36:21 am
:laugh: :laugh:

You asked. I have friends who live there. They can no longer open carry without risk of being hassled by the cops there who think they are big stuff. I can't really tell you much more, since I'll never set foot in the place again.

No, it's not Chicago.... yet. They're working on it. sigh

Too bad!
I visited in 07, I thought it was nice enough.
Tired to talk the Mrs into moving with no luck.
Open carried while there, no problems, but it was a short time.
Anything has to be better than the various peoples republics.

Yea, tried to move earlier but the misses did not want any of that.
long story short, got rid of the misses.
Job transfer came in Monday, so I got about 2 to 3 months to get stuff together and packed.
find a place and then get there. on the plus side, I get to take my dog with me.
he is a save-a-vet dog, so not really mine, but I am his handler, so he is.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: socalserf on June 16, 2015, 10:55:16 am
Congratulations!
On the pending move, not the loss of the Mrs.
Keep us informed on how it goes?
Seriouly jelly.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: colonial shooter on June 16, 2015, 10:58:27 am
Congrats! Let me know if you need help locating something, Not in Casper any longer, but still have a few contacts there.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 16, 2015, 12:39:23 pm
Yea, tried to move earlier but the misses did not want any of that.
long story short, got rid of the misses.

Congrats, on both getting rid of the Mrs. and moving. In my experience, the former is a lot harder than the latter.

Good luck in your new digs and new job.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on June 16, 2015, 12:54:49 pm
Yea, tried to move earlier but the misses did not want any of that.
long story short, got rid of the misses.

Congrats, on both getting rid of the Mrs. and moving. In my experience, the former is a lot harder than the latter.

Good luck in your new digs and new job.

well the political climate at work will be lighter than where I am now.
new bosses, but the same type of work.
plus I get out from under all the BS that is Illinois. 
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: MamaLiberty on June 16, 2015, 01:33:16 pm
Here is the local Casper news site. http://trib.com/ You can get a fair picture of the political and social climate here.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Moonbeam on June 16, 2015, 05:11:02 pm
I think that is some great news about relocating, Julio, congratulations!
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on June 17, 2015, 02:50:04 pm
Casper is fine.  Do not make waves.  Do not assume that because people are friendly, they aren't just busy body assholes.  Casper has 1000% the customer service and neighborliness of small town Wyoming.  Casper has work, and there are actual eligible young women who are remotely physically fit, so you can do stuff rather than just go to rodeos and watch other people do stuff.

Casper has a HARBOR FREIGHT STORE!!! A BIG ONE, not the little kind.

Casper is far enough inland that you cannot reach Colorado (so you can't get any more work or the pretty women from Colorado if you're young and eligible and working.)  Casper has some cultural life, and it isn't quite the cesspit Cheyenne can turn into now and again.  Again, its in the middle of nowhere, though.  Its not a major political hub, the way Cheyenne is.  Its also not a nuclear target, since Cheyenne gets that one all by its lonesome little self.

Both are downhill from the Caldera, so you get buried in liquid rock if things go bad... geologically speaking.

All I know is that if I had a choice of places to live again... "in Wyoming only," I'd say the hell with small town life and head straight for Cheyenne, Casper or Laramie.  The more people from the outside flow in and out, the better life is.  You don't realize how bad "conservatism" is, as a life philosophy until you live in a town where you aren't one of the in crowd, you better have work elsewhere.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: da gooch on June 20, 2015, 01:06:25 pm
I have only driven through that area but I did live in Montana and Idaho for years in each.
I don't much like winter that far north but I did know how to live through it. No desire to go back to that latitude. I much prefer hot summers to frozen winters.
I would suggest, IF Possible, to seek a place west of the city proper (away from the major freeway) so that you can escape the crazies when wanted/needed. DF points out some of the better points and in that area of the world larger numbers makes for a better selection of eligible life partners IF that is important to you. (I was married at the time so ...)

Smaller towns for privacy and intimate relationships with the locals (for good or ill) vs larger towns/cities for access to the trappings of "civilization".

ALL the Best in your move and keep your powder dry.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: socalserf on June 22, 2015, 06:03:43 pm

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   Comparison to Cheyenne? Well Cheyenne is a boring , bleak shithole .....Casper is just a shithole.
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Nice. :laugh:

How Laramie?
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on June 22, 2015, 08:12:11 pm


 
 
   Comparison to Cheyenne? Well Cheyenne is a boring , bleak shithole .....Casper is just a shithole.
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Nice. :laugh:

How Laramie?
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A shithole with hot college girls, probably more important to young'uns.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: colby556 on June 22, 2015, 09:40:42 pm
Casper is a giant, sucking chest wound of a shit hole. Went through not long ago and the construction is out of control. Also driving through crow country leaves much to be desired. I am curious how the jurisdiction changes in reservation land. It's already bad enough tight rope walking the us government, last thing I am interested in is dealing with a with entirely different set of regulations. Beautiful country regardless, and the wet spring has seemingly done much for the landscape.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on August 20, 2015, 11:48:12 am
Well, I am here. More or less.

got here ok, but my trailer with all my stuff is still in IL.
My truck was just to small to pull it loaded.
So I need to find a larger truck.
But I am here in my house now.
Start work Friday night.

Dawg
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: RVM45 on August 20, 2015, 12:34:18 pm
Destin Faruda—

Or anyone…

What can you tell me about Lusk Wyoming?

A friend always used it as an example of a nice small town—but always in passing—and I never thought to ask him exactly what he liked about it.

Maybe like Pennington Gap Virgina, Falmouth Kentucky, Cawood or Harlan Kentucky…

Destin—

My two best friends owned and operated a Gunstore for many years.

They were both touchy, prideful and anti-social.

They hated every minute they spent there despite an abiding love for guns.

Neither should ever have been in a position to deal with the public.

I've kinda come to look on you as a friend—though I often disagree with you.

People have suggested that you're unhappy in Wyoming because you're a Rotten Shit…

Maybe you have simply tried to force your Rectangular Peg into an Oval like Hole (whole too?)

Anyone will act out if they're desperately unhappy with their circumstances.

I still cringe when I think of some of the Bizarre Behavior that I exhibited while in the US Army.

PEACE! And PIECE; PACE, PACHYDERM; PIERCE And PLUSH (PLUMP?)




…..RVM45
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 20, 2015, 01:06:33 pm
Well, I am here. More or less.

YAY! Welcome to Wyoming. For whatever it's worth. :) I'm glad there's one more good man here, at any rate.

Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 20, 2015, 01:10:05 pm
What can you tell me about Lusk Wyoming?

I've driven through Lusk a good number of times since I've lived here. I make a pit stop each time, and once went into a local restaurant for lunch. The people were friendly and nobody even looked at my sidearm, far as I could see. I didn't notice anything different there than in Newcastle, except more traffic. It's too damned close to Cheyenne for me, and that's the only fault I can think of.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 20, 2015, 01:19:01 pm
and stopped at the Sinclair station. I went inside for a break. Several people seemed genuinely concerned about my welfare. I really wasn't doing badly, I guess I looked worse than I felt. The lady at the counter refused to take my money for some food and hot chocolate.

I'll bet that's the same station I always go to for my "pit stop." Seldom buy anything except coffee, but the people there are always nice. Glad you found the soft heart of Wyoming there. :)
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Moonbeam on August 20, 2015, 03:32:47 pm
Congrats, Julio! Hope you get settled in comfortably, quickly adapt to your surroundings, and receive neighborly welcomes all around!
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: StillaGhost on August 25, 2015, 09:57:28 pm
Destin Faruda—

Or anyone…

What can you tell me about Lusk Wyoming?

A friend always used it as an example of a nice small town—but always in passing—and I never thought to ask him exactly what he liked about it.

Maybe like Pennington Gap Virgina, Falmouth Kentucky, Cawood or Harlan Kentucky…

Destin—

My two best friends owned and operated a Gunstore for many years.

They were both touchy, prideful and anti-social.

They hated every minute they spent there despite an abiding love for guns.

Neither should ever have been in a position to deal with the public.

I've kinda come to look on you as a friend—though I often disagree with you.

People have suggested that you're unhappy in Wyoming because you're a Rotten Shit…

Maybe you have simply tried to force your Rectangular Peg into an Oval like Hole (whole too?)

Anyone will act out if they're desperately unhappy with their circumstances.

I still cringe when I think of some of the Bizarre Behavior that I exhibited while in the US Army.

PEACE! And PIECE; PACE, PACHYDERM; PIERCE And PLUSH (PLUMP?)




…..RVM45

 
   Lusk is just another s/e Wyoming shithole.  I don't quite get your implication that somehow Destin is at fault r.e. Wyoming , he hasn't said anything whatsoever that's untrue about the state.
 
  But hey I guess all the folks I know that came to Wyoming and left in disgust at the insular govt worshipping culture are just " Rotten Shits"......
 
 Whatever.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: RVM45 on August 25, 2015, 11:23:29 pm
I was saying maybe he isn't a "Rotten Shit" after all. Maybe he's just in a place that doesn't suit his personality.

I have no idea what Wyoming is like. I was only there once for a couple weeks when I was twelve.

You and Destin Faruda may be entirely correct about the place for all I know.

However, in the past when DF told how much he hated the place, 4 out of 5 replies were that the problem wasn't Wyoming—it was DF.

Nowadays many folks have him on "Ignore" so the number of folks ready to dispute with him about Wyoming may have diminished.

{That isn't precisely correct. All the active contributors added together don't qualify as "Many" anymore.}

Some people cannot handle dealing with the public. If one cannot yet fate or circumstances forces him into such a situation he will come to hate everyone and everything around him with ever increasing loathing and disdain.

Sorry that a qualified boost was perceived as an attack.


…..RVM45

Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: knobster on August 26, 2015, 05:48:40 am
Well, I am here. More or less.

got here ok, but my trailer with all my stuff is still in IL.
My truck was just to small to pull it loaded.
So I need to find a larger truck.
But I am here in my house now.
Start work Friday night.

Dawg

Congrats!  Keep us posted!
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: StillaGhost on August 26, 2015, 08:02:54 am
 
 
    Oh bullshit , and if four out of five folks have him on " ignore" because he speaks the truth about what a corrupt cesspool Wyoming is both politically and socioeconomically then that says a great deal more about them and their herd mentality that requires saying " Oh My Wyoming is just the bestest , coolest place and everything is rosy for everyone in Wyoming".
 
  F*** me running if *I* will jump up and down and yell " RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH WYOMING" , and frankly speaking *anyone* that requires me to do so can go pack it in tight where the Sun doesn't shine.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on August 27, 2015, 12:06:14 am
Granted, I have not been here for very long, but I am finding it so much better than the cesspool that ILL is.
One thing, there is fewer police here than in the town that I left.
and one of the reasons I did pick Wyoming over other places that I could have gone is that there is no state income tax here.
That right there is like a $200.00 a paycheck pay raise.
My rent is less that what was going on in my old place.
I am also not having to put up with all the racial bullshit I used to have to deal with too.

I understand that Wyoming is not for everyone. what place is?
But for me, it is looking to be a good fit.

I have not ran into any of the Gov worship that others have talked about yet.
maybe it has to do with the fact I do not run in those circles.

I am a big fan of OPSEC. so maybe that has something to do with it also.

one of the things I have noticed around here is all the manufactured homes here.
most, not all, but most of the small towns seam to be glorified trailer parks.

but this is also just my first impression, after having been here for some time.

not many trees, lots of grassland, not much rain, but kind of windy.   
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: StillaGhost on August 27, 2015, 08:37:45 am

not many trees, lots of grassland, not much rain, but kind of windy.

 
 
  Kind of windy? Heheh..........just wait , along 'bout Oct the wind coming off Casper mountain will change that to " dayyyuuuum it's windy today."...........
 
  You've got a job , hang onto it , 'cause Casper is an oil town primarily and it's already taking the hit economically , you didn't get to see the hundreds of Haliburton , Schlumberger , Baker Hughes etc. trucks and equipment parked out off CY.
 
  If you're interested in History get out to Fort Caspar note thespelling , it's named after Lt. Caspar Collins , you might want to read about the Platte Bridge battle...........incidentally all that and more were precipitated by dipshit Chivington and the Sand Creek  Massacre....
 
 
  Oh and don't be going up to Crimson Dawn at night by your lonesome , ask around of some longtime residents for reference.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: socalserf on August 27, 2015, 06:25:03 pm
Granted, I have not been here for very long, but I am finding it so much better than the cesspool that ILL is.
One there is fewer police here than in the town that I left.
and one of the reasons I did pick Wyoming over other places that I could have gone is that there is no state income tax here.
That right there is like a $200.00 a paycheck pay raise.
My rent is less that what was going on in my old place.
I am also not having to put up with all the racial bullshit I used to have to deal with too.

I understand that Wyoming is not for everyone. what place is?
But for me, it is looking to be a good fit.

I have not ran into any of the Gov worship that others have talked about yet.
maybe it has to do with the fact I do not run in those circles.

I am a big fan of OPSEC. so maybe that has something to do with it also.

one of the things I have noticed around here is all the manufactured homes here.
most, not all, but most of the small towns seam to be glorified trailer parks.

but this is also just my first impression, after having been here for some time.

not many trees, lots of grassland, not much rain, but kind of windy.

I'm happy you find it agrees with you.
What are your experiences with racism in IL and WY?
I've been trying to talk my wife out of cali for years, but she isn't white,
and worries about hostility.
Thx.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on August 28, 2015, 03:06:00 am
Granted, I have not been here for very long, but I am finding it so much better than the cesspool that ILL is.
One there is fewer police here than in the town that I left.
and one of the reasons I did pick Wyoming over other places that I could have gone is that there is no state income tax here.
That right there is like a $200.00 a paycheck pay raise.
My rent is less that what was going on in my old place.
I am also not having to put up with all the racial bullshit I used to have to deal with too.

I understand that Wyoming is not for everyone. what place is?
But for me, it is looking to be a good fit.

I have not ran into any of the Gov worship that others have talked about yet.
maybe it has to do with the fact I do not run in those circles.

I am a big fan of OPSEC. so maybe that has something to do with it also.

one of the things I have noticed around here is all the manufactured homes here.
most, not all, but most of the small towns seam to be glorified trailer parks.

but this is also just my first impression, after having been here for some time.

not many trees, lots of grassland, not much rain, but kind of windy.

I'm happy you find it agrees with you.
What are your experiences with racism in IL and WY?
I've been trying to talk my wife out of cali for years, but she isn't white,
and worries about hostility.
Thx.

I have found no racism in Wyoming.
most here are white, but of the non whites I have meet, they were nice and friendly.
They did not act like they had a chip on their shoulder towards you because you are white.
Now IL, WOW, almost every non white there thinks you, as a white person owes then something.
every problem they have is because of you, as a white person.
if there is a job, the non white will get it before you as a white person.
It is like night and day, the different between Wy, and ILL.
depending on your job, if you are white, then you will be the minority in it, but they, the non whites, will treat you as if you are the majority, and want you to give in on what ever they are wanting from you.
the cost of living in Wy is lower than ILL.
the weather, so far is about the same, but like I have said before, I have only been here a little while.
There is work, but not the high paying kind, mostly fast food and stuff like that.
depending on what you want to do, you can do it here in Wy.

good luck with the Misses.
I for one like it here. but it may not be for everyone.
Try taking a trip out here first, for a week or two.
see how people react to you, that is a pretty good way to see how an area is like. 
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: Bill St. Clair on August 28, 2015, 08:23:28 am
The wind doesn't blow in Wyoming. It sucks. :)

Low humidity is the rule in most of the state. So even though it gets hot and cold, they're not as noticeable as in other places. 95F with 95% humidity in Boston is oppresive. 95F with 10% humidity in Wyoming is just a hot day.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: RVM45 on August 28, 2015, 11:46:45 am

 
    Oh bullshit , and if four out of five folks have him on " ignore" because he speaks the truth about what a corrupt cesspool Wyoming is both politically and socioeconomically then that says a great deal more about them and their herd mentality that requires saying " Oh My Wyoming is just the bestest , coolest place and everything is rosy for everyone in Wyoming".
 
  F*** me running if *I* will jump up and down and yell " RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH WYOMING" , and frankly speaking *anyone* that requires me to do so can go pack it in tight where the Sun doesn't shine.

Please don't misrepresent what I said.

I didn't say that 80% of members had him on "Ignore". I know for a fact that some do. This reduces the percentage of folks taking issue with the Wyoming bashing. Other folks who have become weary of the bashing have given up commenting. The net result is you don't see as many spirited rebuttals as you once did.

Or maybe far more people have come to agree with him.

Have it however you please.

You seem determined to take Offense.


…..RVM45
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: StillaGhost on August 28, 2015, 11:03:25 pm

 
    Oh bullshit , and if four out of five folks have him on " ignore" because he speaks the truth about what a corrupt cesspool Wyoming is both politically and socioeconomically then that says a great deal more about them and their herd mentality that requires saying " Oh My Wyoming is just the bestest , coolest place and everything is rosy for everyone in Wyoming".
 
  F*** me running if *I* will jump up and down and yell " RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH WYOMING" , and frankly speaking *anyone* that requires me to do so can go pack it in tight where the Sun doesn't shine.

Please don't misrepresent what I said.

I didn't say that 80% of members had him on "Ignore". I know for a fact that some do. This reduces the percentage of folks taking issue with the Wyoming bashing. Other folks who have become weary of the bashing have given up commenting. The net result is you don't see as many spirited rebuttals as you once did.

Or maybe far more people have come to agree with him.

Have it however you please.

You seem determined to take Offense.


…..RVM45

 
 
  Nope , if I was offended you'd know it. And you're avoiding the fact of the " don't dare say anything negative about Wyoming" tone that's prevalent hereabouts.
 
  It's all just geography anyway , every place has it's advantages and it's drawbacks , the rub comes when folks attempt to cover for the latter.
Title: Re: Casper, Wy
Post by: FDD on April 30, 2016, 01:02:16 pm
Well, I made it through my first winter here.

Can not say that it was bad here, been through more snow in Chicago than here,
Wind was not as bad as I heard, it was windy, but not to bad.
Because of work, I do not carry here, but I have seen a lot of people doing so.
been getting more snow this spring than we had in the winter, they say that Casper is up 4 inches in water now than last year.
Yes Casper is trying to be "big City", but it has a long, long way to go before that happens.

So I am happy that I am here.

Now I have some land to work on.