Monthly Archives: July 2016

Suboxone for Heroin treatment

Something to think about regarding the heroin epidemic. In 2013, Suboxone sales brought in $1.55 billion. That was more than sales were for Adderall and Viagra combined in that same year.

Suboxone in itself is addictive and available only by prescription. So yes, let’s get people off illegal heroin use and get them started on free Suboxone! The pharmaceutical companies will bless you when your health insurance carrier has to cover it!

An irony, most heroin users were former prescription pain addicts (yes from the pharmaceutical companies) until it became more difficult to get it!

The pharmaceutical companies ALWAYS win.


Traffic Stop while carrying concealed; What to do if you’re pulled over

These rules seem to be not followed. Reason? We feel that we shouldn’t have to be subjected to the rules and feel like a criminal because of one’s right to carry.

Nonetheless follow the rules and swallow your pride after all you wanted the right to conceal carry and applied and received the permit. Well follow the rules.

Traffic Stop while carrying concealed; What to do if you’re pulled over
Posted by Brandon Curtis, July 18, 2013
Updated on February 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Traffic Stop while carrying concealed; What to do if you’re pulled over

Tip #1: Hands 10 & 2, Dome light on

We are giving this the first spot because we feel it to be extremely important. The moment you are pulled over, the officer can and will notice any movement inside of your vehicle. It is better to remain still and calm with your hands on the steering wheel in plain site, and your dome light on to illuminate the inside of the vehicle. It is also a good idea to roll your window down the moment you are pulled over, so you do not need to reach out of site when the officer is at your window.

Tip #2: Advise the Officer

Our recommendation has always been the same, regardless of your state laws. Let the officer know that you have a firearm on your person. By doing this, you are being up front with them and this tends to portray you in a positive light. Obviously the reaction will vary from officer to officer, but our research shows that the majority of them are very welcoming of this information. The following phrase is commonly recommended “Officer, I want to let you know that I have a concealed carry permit in this state and am currently have one on my person. How would you like me to proceed?” Notice we said ‘have one on my person’. This is very important, as the last thing you want is another officer coming up on the other side of your vehicle and the first thing he hears is GUN. Additionally, asking the officer how he would like you to proceed offers them comfort and control over the situation.

Tip #3: Display Identification, move slow

You will probably, at some point, need to give the officer your Drivers License. The recommendation here is to provide your ccw permit at the same time. This verifies to the officer that you do indeed have your permit, and will more than likely make the process much smoother. Before reaching for your DL and permit, advise the officer of the location of your firearm. If you are like us, you’re carrying around 5 o’clock which happens to be the same general location as your wallet. Again, let the officer advise you if they choose to do so. If they don’t seem that concerned, make slow movements to retrieve your documents.

Tip #4: You are not being treated like a criminal

The #1 issue we hear is this: “Why should I have to tell the officer I’m carrying, I am not a criminal!” Remember this; the officer has no idea who you are, and just wants to get back to his family at the end of the day. With the nature of the job, there are inherent risks associated with it. It’s better to be safe than sorry and because of this, we feel that the above information is relevant and important. There are of course rare cases when an officer would go above and beyond the necessary steps and if your rights end up being violated, the process to rectify that should come after and not during the traffic stop itself.

Tip #5: Know your local and state laws

As with anything else firearm related, get familiar with your local and state laws. There are some states that require you inform the officer while carrying concealed, while others do not. Again, use your best judgement and proceed as necessary.

Always smile!

During my many interview processes with potential employers I always state that I always come to work with a smile, don’t engage in gossip, and always promote positive attitudes. Why am I mentioning this now? Because a single smile whether it be at work, in a grocery store, or randomly smiling at a person on the street in passing is contagious. It works! I do it a lot. Pass it on!


Lawn mowing state of affairs

Well off to mow the lawn with headphones on listening to upbeat music with no news feed as to the state of our current affairs. A task with an immediate sense of accomplishment without comment to the clothing attire, accuracy of task, or grading as to how the task completed. It’s my output and my enjoyment to it’s success.


Dallas Sniper Shooting against police.

“A coordinated strike on the Dallas police force.” – To me this is an act of terrorism and when all this mess finally sorts out, I will be totally ashamed of what our country has become if this turns out to be an act of a domestic group attempting to justify a domestic issue. Further I find it unconscionable that these snipers had to use a peaceful event to promote whatever agenda they were trying to accomplish. And further I sure don’t want to hear anything about BLM, gun control, politics, or police practices against citizens; this was clearly despicable and a disgrace to our nation!


On the House: 39 new Hilltop houses intended to transform lives of low-income tenants

The article states that they are being rented for 15 years and then will be sold but it makes no mention of transitioning the renters already in the homes to home owners as the Homes on the Hill program originally stated in it’s program criteria. To me this is a fail as it only just continues to bring in “renter” minded occupants who statistically have a lesser stake in wanting to better or become a contributing part of the community they live in. My argument here is that there is nothing wrong with renters but we need people that have a vested interest to stay in the community.

And also the average cost to build a home in the 43204 area code is: $97.77 SF
So assuming a 1,800 SF = $ 175,986
Or a 2,000 SF = $195,540
So $210,000 seems kind of steep to me for a three bedroom.
On the House: 39 new Hilltop houses intended to transform lives of low-income tenants

Sunday July 3, 2016 5:00 AM

Jim Weiker writes on home and garden topics. Reach him at 614-461-5513 or by email.



Door-to-Door Solicitations, Columbus, OH

Door-to-door salespersons need a Commercial Sales License from the City. They must also comply with Chapter 523 of the City Code. Here are a couple sections. You can call 645-4545 or 645-3111 to report violations.

Door-to-Door Solicitations, Columbus, OH

523.11 – Display of identification card.
All persons licensed under this chapter shall display their identification card in a prominent manner so it is visible to the public while conducting activities permitted by this chapter and, shall be subject to inspection, upon demand, by any license officer, law enforcement officer or by any person engaged in business with the peddler, solicitor or canvasser.

523.14 – Prohibited acts, hours of operation.
In addition to other provisions of this chapter, no peddler, solicitor or canvasser shall:
(a) Not operate between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. when engaged in peddling, soliciting or canvassing door-to-door in areas zoned as residential.
(b) Enter a private residence under pretenses other than for peddling, soliciting or canvassing.
(c) Fail, or refuse to leave peacefully private property immediately after the owner, occupant, landowner’s agent or representative has requested to do so.
(d) Enter upon the land of a private residence or multi-unit property to peddle, solicit or canvass when the owner or occupant thereof has displayed a “no peddling”, “no soliciting” or “no canvassing” sign on such premises.
(e) Peddle, solicit or canvass on a street or within an area which has been closed by the city of Columbus for a “special event” without the written permission from the event organizers.
(f) Peddle, solicit or canvas in city parks, to the extent that these activities are regulated under Chapter 919.
(g) Sell, offer for sale, barter, or carry for sale or barter or expose for sale any merchandise or services on private property unless express written permission has been granted by the property owner or agent authorized to do so. Written permission shall be furnished upon application or at the request of any license officer or police officer.


Setting off fireworks in the City of Columbus without a permit is illegal.

  • Setting off fireworks in the City of Columbus without a permit is illegal.
  • Noise disturbances after 11 PM is a violation of City ordinance.
  • Neighborhoods/Communities have standards to live by for a reason.
  • Report to CPD 614-645-4545. Please be specific with address. Calling in to report a disturbance without being able to some degree narrowing down the source cannot get much results from our CPD.