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This log represents the Life and Times of the Las Vegas Dude.
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02/22/2007 17:50:28
 jim  Check out your childs school
Be it home school or private, check it out yourself.
Do not take the word of the school, or the word of a parent associated with that school.
Take the word of someone else, outside of the school. See if its real!!!
A diploma isn't worth anything if noone recognizes it.
The following happened to a friend recently.
We had started talking about home schools.
I mentioned how I got into Odysseys site under Becky's sons name. I did this to check on his progress, and to help him with one of his classes.
My friend mentioned he had gotten into his daughter's site using her account number (with no password).
That sounded fishy, so I asked for one of his statements.
The statement looked like it was done by a beginner in Microsoft Office Word.
He had been sending his $175 checks every month to a school call "The Learning Source".
- True, they are a business in Clark County.
- True, they will take your check.
- And True, they're credits transfer to nowhere.
In other words, his daughter, who should be in the 11th grade, has not started the 9th grade yet!
We went to the location listed on the business was vacant.
We went to another location listed on the was a PO BOX.
The girl at the Post Office Box place, said a lady came in once a month to pick up her checks.
What I'd like to say is, one of Becky's daughters attended a home school in Los Angeles, and she is still, technically a 9th grader, simply because, the school wasn't a school at all. It was business with no accreditation.
In other words, the chances for Becky's daughter to be successful, had been ruined early in life.
Don't waste your child's academic life!
Take 10 minutes out of your life to get a REAL reference from another school, about the school you want to enroll your child in. YOU MIGHT JUST BE SURPRISED!!!
As a note, when I went to CCSC in 1982
I found out credits from the community college would be cut in half if I had them transferred to UNLV.
However, if I transferred them to UCLA, and then to UNLV, they would not be cut.
Politics seems to be problem in the educational systems.
02/21/2007 15:23:01
 jim  Vegas,NV-Becky
02/21/2007 10:44:38
 jim  The Frontier is Going Away Forever
The New Frontier has been call a lot of names:

The Pair-O-Dice (1930), Ambassador Club (1936), 91 Club (1939), Last Frontier (1942), The New Frontier (1955), The Frontier (1967), The New Frontier (1999).

Sometime in July 2007, the Frontier will become The Lost Frontier.

The doors will close forever, and with them will go the last of the Howard Hughe's Casino icons.

Phil Ruffin, the Frontier's current owner, sold the New Frontier in May 2007 for $1.2 billion.

Please feel free to post your comments about the Frontier.
02/15/2007 21:50:45
 jim  Talked to an old friend today.
He was babbling on about Bush, Cheney, and the Tri-State commission.
According to him, Al Kaida has been at Camp David.
Also, the Tri-State commission is planning on blowing up nukes in 5 major cities with the next year.
The goal would be to call a Marshall Law in for a minimum of 6 months, bring in the international police, and kill over 80% of the US population.
The point would be to free the world from the ignorant, lazy and freeloading populations.
All I can say is...WOW!!!
I heard the same thing from a bum in Denver last year.
Now, if all this were the case, I suppose I would go to Florida, walk 10' off of the highway in any direction and get lost, then eat fruits, berries, and crocidile eggs. Of course, the World Police might gas the swamps, but at least I'd stand a chance. LOL.
All I know is, we Americans are obviously being lied to by the press. Why, well, I wouldn't even try to guess.
If we can't take over a country the size of Arizona, with billions of dollars and high technology in our favor, our military people suck. I know Bush's buddies made out to the tune of billions. AND THAT, I believe is treason.
And Clinton got impeached for a blow job, while Bush is a mass murderer for hire.
When I mentioned this to Sonny, he asked me,
Jim, doesn't this guy have any nice things to talk about....
02/14/2007 22:03:50
 jim  Not much going on here
My coding on the notary system looks complete. There's a lot of junk test in it though.
I've been burning the midnight oil, so to speak, getting everything for it all together for my first demo.
The flyer, the business cards and the the system itself looks great.
I put together (well, I kind of borrowed) an Independant Contractors agreement and modified it, early this morning.
Everything looks pretty darned good.
Also happening, the condo is rented.
The tenants are responsible people, who both work for an old folks home. They have a 17 year old daughter too.
Its nice to deal with people who have checking accounts, vehicles and credit cards!
02/13/2007 19:00:00
 jim  Work for Nationwide Marketting
$200 for 2 hours. Participate in marketting analysis. The number is 733-0305. I talked to Joyce.
Its at 3709 Maryland Pkwy, 4th floor. 1 block north of Flamingo.
02/09/2007 06:00:00
 jim  Ordered a fax line. (702-478-9876)
The number is 702-478-9876. Cox is coming between 10am and noon.
02/07/2007 19:32:34
 jim  Our previous Loan Signing Agent was Autumn Dorsher
Autumn Dorscher owns Nationwide Signers.
Kathy from Home Lending called and gave me the info.
She said she'd check out my website.
Granted, my website isn't geared for Loan Signings yet, but it will be.
02/07/2007 08:30:02
 sae  .GMa needs to be in court, in Phoenix
Why does GrandMal need to go to court in Phoenix? Rebecky getting custody of Justin and Dennifer back?
02/07/2007 02:00:40
 jim  We’re open for business world!
I got a laser printer today.
- Its an Okidata and its perfect.
- It should get 6,000 sheets of print out for each $60 cartridge. Thats 1c a sheet...pretty nice.
- It also prints HiRes Color...Okidata's are the best printer (I've alway thought). They're work horses.
- The links are restored for Be Quick. After I order an extra phone tommorrow (702) 456-5288,
   then we'll be set for marketting.
I found out that XP's fax facilities will accept a fax in and will optionally, forward it for immediate print
That's what we want, unattnended incoming fax orders. We'll handle fax outs with our HP multi function.
02/07/2007 15:44:21
 sae   (Reply).We’re open for business world!
Also, take a look at if the Okidata doesn't work out for you. If you're getting and receiving a lot of faxes, I don't know about the expense, but I have the lowest price service and it's great. And they provide you with you're own, private 800# for receiving faxes. Mr Short informed me of it about a year ago. Long live Mr. Short..
02/05/2007 23:32:46
 jim  From me to me, ha ha.
I know, it may not seem like much, but my notary system is done.
Sonny and I worked up a decision table for the binary logic of courier/fax/notary selections.
EG: If someone wants to pay us for receiving a fax, and faxing it out, its cool.
There were 256 possible combinations in the decision table.
I love those things.
I suppose its old faded technology, but any consequence can be determined with them.
Excel worked nicely as my tool.
Now that faxes are coded up, and Becky is familiar with the system, we're almost ready to rock and roll.
Emails are coming in already from people wanting to hooking on to my wagon. Its cool.
We've got so many things to do:
- Rent the condo,
- Order a fax line
- Buy an all-in-one color fax
- Distribute flyers.
- Do lunch with Brian Grady and some other people.
- Do corporate stuff, yuck!
I'm getting so burned out from everything. I've spent 1 month desigining the database, and programs for this system.
17 hours yesterday alone. God I hope it takes off.
If anyone want to take a peek, go to http: // . It works, but I disabled the main shortcut to it ( to cut back inquisitors.
02/04/2007 18:41:53
 jim  Check out this new utility
You'll like it. Zip Code Utility. Its in Info/Zip Codes
It shows:
- All the counties in a state.
- All the cities in a state
- All the cities in a county.
- All the zip codes for a city
- List zip codes in order.
- Will show a map for any it displays.
I wrote it in 4 hours. Pretty cool, huh?
I need to pick up a laser multi-function printer, if anyone has any suggestions.
I added faxing to my little system.
It should make in $0.75 a sheet, in or out.
01/30/2007 22:03:54
 jim  Ate at Red Rock Station tonight
Its was Gma's birthday. The Italian restaurant we went to was pretty special. Paul reserved a private room for the seven of us (Paul, Gma, Dustin, Jennifer, Sonny, Becky, and me).
We had shrimp scampi (3 shrimp), and calamari fritti for the appetizer.
- I had osso bucco, because I'd heard of it, but forgot what it was.
- Sonny had sea bass *****
- Becky had Chicken Parmesian. ****
- This kids split a pizza **
- Paul had a seafood medley *****
- Gma had veal marsala ?????
The reason why I didn't rate my osso bucco is that I was raised on osso bucco!
Its basically roast beef with gavy on rice. Whoops on me.
The service was wonderful, the atmosphere was great, and we had fun. Plus we survived the trip to get there along I515.
The price was high, but, for a once in a year event, it was worth it.
01/27/2007 11:55:22
 jim  Sonny told me about a message popping up on his ce
I forget sometimes that people do pop on LVDude. This is usually a very lonely site.
Well, someone popped in, checked out the Notary system and entered a transaction.
The system does work in the real world. It will take credit cards, and it does page people on their cell phones.
Its not quite there yet. I behaves poorly. Cox internet has been quirky, and I haven't been able to update it anything lately.
Anyway, I have Sonny in the system as a mythical agent in Ely, NV.
I used his cell phone to test Sprint's messaging.
The notary system finds the agent closest to order (which was, I think, in Michigan), and Sonny got a page. LOL.
I was laughing so hard after I figured it out.
The system still has some minor bugs in it, one of being that if someone did create a credit card order right now, we wouldn't know it.
01/24/2007 09:41:05
 jim  Finished up the condo yesterday.
All except for the final clean up. Becky cleaned and  painted. I painted. Sonny cleaned up the garage.
Sonny actually did most of the work this time. Cheers to Sonny...YEAH!!!!
This time, we'll charge a $50 refundable application fee and we will check references.
No more cash deals. Its too much effort.
I called a real estate agent about the houses across the street.
The 1,600 square foot houses cost $310,000 ($193 a square foot)
The 1,800 square foot houses cost $352,000 ($194 a square foot)
So the condo should be worth over $120,000.
01/20/2007 21:40:14
 sae  .Week End at Jimmys
In regards to Question #1: Test for Jimmy... What do you call a newborn baby?

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