MIL Best way to make easy money in Iraq?

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  1. Insdav3

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    Obviously some of the time guys get bored over there. For those of you have gone, what do you wish you had? What do you wish someone had that you would pay for?

    hand held gaming system or something? I really have no idea. Apparently the Cheif SSgt I work under is going to 'teach' us how to make cash over there like the mafia but I am having trouble thinking of things.
     
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    just do your time. a fuckin e3 can come back with about 30 grand methinks.
     
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    then there's that.
     
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    BlackHBDX The grey fixer

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    It happens more than you think.
     
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    what do they say to get a chick to do it?
     
  6. Insdav3

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    well since we don't have girls in our companies, i Guess i'll just have to find a really flamboyant guy who's willing to dress up as a girl
     
  7. Insdav3

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    can't you make booze out of cactus or something?
     
  8. Basal

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    things i wish i mutha fuckin had:
    1. gameboy advance (this was in '03)
    2. mp3 player
    3. ample amounts of pogey bait (this was before they set up PXs)
    4. tactical sling
    5. batteries (i bought a shitload from other guys in my unit)
    6. polarized sunglasses
    7. fucking pillow
    8. raid
    9. fleshlight
    10. extra blades (i lost fucking 3 of them out there)

    i came back with close to 30 g's. i was fucking retarded and didn't invest that shit in something, not even in a savings account. :ugh2:
     
  9. Insdav3

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    ^ what pay grade were you and how long did u go boots on the ground?
     
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    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    some military folks sold military gear to the locals and made grands ... literally grands in cash ...

    there is also gambling ... i came away with 1 grand from gambling alone ...

    liquor is also a good moneymaker if you can get someone to provide you a good supply ...

    :run:
     
  11. terrist

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    yes you can, and it's pretty good too
     
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    terrist Cowboy President > All other World Leaders

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    It's not the mexico type cacti. It's the plant type one with the tear drop shaped 'leaves'. I forgot it's english name:hs:
     
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    I made about $2,000 on rugs that I bought and sent home.
     
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    For those who recieved BAS, did they take this from you when you deployed because you were being provided meals? Just trying to estimate what I could make in 12months. Right now its about $45600.
     
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    There was this rumor floating around when I was in afghanistan the some girl was whoring herself out for money. The rumor was that she got caught only because she had an ass load of cash somewhere in her tent or whatever during a room inspection.

    Again, its a rumor...you all know how the DOD and their rumors work and travel around.
     
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    Last time I deployed everyone got BAS, they started it for those of us that weren't getting it and kept it going if you already received it.
     
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    I bought an XBOX 360 to bring with me, so a lot of the Marines are happy about that.

    We all decided we are going to get pretty big in poker while we are over there, so I am definitely up for that. I see a lot of gambling going on in the future!

    What I mostly plan on doing during downtime is lifting weights, sleeping, playing xbox360, reading a ton, and playing around on my computer as much as possible.

    A few guys want to take digital recording cameras. Our CO was talking about that, and said there were debates about it in the military, but it is turning out to be allowed, so some of the guys want to make a moto video of our time over there. I got lucky and put in a mobile strike platoon, so hopefully we can get some good footage.
     
  18. Insdav3

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    ^ tell em' to buy that mini-mountable cam that they are selling at best buy
     
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    oh, take some deer antlers. when you kill an insurgent, put on a real tree hat, go over to the body, put the antlers on his head and hold it up for a great kodak moment.
     
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    you'll notice over there that everyone is camera happy. they take fucking pictures of everything all the time. its hard to find someone without a camera on them. we got back and i saw more videos of convoys being attacked, just from guys inside trucks, didn't even stop taping the whole time.
     
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    Tequila comes from the blue agave cactus. My uncle was reading over my shoulder and said somethin about mouthwash bottles, vodka, and green food coloring so long as you find a way to seal em back up(apparently they did it that way somehow when he was in Afghanistan). He won't say how to reseal the bastards so you're on ur own there sry bro :hsd:.
     
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    watches. fake fucking watches. iraq has tons of 'em. most look pretty fucking nice too. "brand" name ones. they should run you about 25 bucks a piece over in iraq. but i knew a few guys personally who would buy em, turn around and sell em on ebay, FULLY stating that the watches were not guaranteed to be real, and he'd STILL pull in between 250 and 500 PER watch.

    now WHY i didnt jump on that, i still dont know.


    btw, i came back from a year of iraq with only 9k. the rest got me completely outa credit card debt. :hs:
     
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    you can make vodka or alchol out of just about any thing that will ferment.
    that being said i believe you can distill listerine because alcohol is one of the main ingredients, and if you do it enough times you will probably have some pretty strong shit.
     

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