Stories's Log
This log represents the Life and Times of the Las Vegas Dude.
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Mon 
04/02/2007 04:04:11
 jim  Robert,Becky,Paul,Renee,Jim
Sun 
04/01/2007 21:22:16
 jim  Vegas,NV-Votech-SkyLine
Sun 
04/01/2007 09:09:42
 jim  Vegas,NV-BDay-Jim,Becky,Gma,Rober,Amy
Sat 
03/31/2007 23:00:02
 jim  Vegas,NV-SkylineFromSunriseMtn
Sat 
03/31/2007 12:02:01
 jim  Vegas,NV-SunriseMtn-DustinDevil,Jen
Mon 
03/26/2007 18:58:50
 jim  We stepped outside to see why the sunset looked re
Sure enough, there's a forest fire somewhere. I can smell it. Whats worse is, its toxic to me.
What gets me is, from a distance, you can clearly see an brownish orange cloud over Vegas.
I can feel it. My eyes, my lungs, my sinuses, even my skin can feel it.
People talk about it. IT EXISTS!!!
But the news doesn't say one darned word about it!
To me, that says the news isn't about reporting what we need to hear.
The news, instead, reports unimportant sensationalisms.
The news said earlier that 30,000 people die in Clark County each year from poisoning.
They were saying many of those died from mixing drugs.
SO, I did my own 7th Grade Math.
I figured there's 2,000,000 living people living in Clark County, and the average person lives for 75 years.
SO 2,000,000 / 75 = 26,000 people die in Clark County every year, and Channel 8 said 30,000 people die in Clark County from poisoning. Wow. Thats just bad math!
They're numbers could be correct, if the average life span in Clark County were something like 40 years old.
Fri 
03/23/2007 16:47:12
 jim  Vegas,NV-SunsetPark-UglyDog
Thu 
03/22/2007 09:22:54
 jim  Thanks for the submission software, Rudy!
That looks like its going to work Great! Believe it or not, without almost any kind of search engine help, this sites makes about $50 a month, through ads.
I wish I had this software when I launched LVDude last February.
That was such a dud!!!
Thanks for Office 2007 software too!
I owe ya, dude.
You sound like the kind of guy I'd like to know. You know hardware and hacks, and I can write stuff like that calculator in a couple of hours (I'm the best programmer I know, haha).
You should register with this site.
You can do a heck of a lot more with it if you did. For one thing, the links you add to your menu will show up anywhere you go, even at a public library.
When are coming over?
Wed 
03/21/2007 15:38:40
 jim  Becky’s one liner of the day.
Al Gore, testified before houseplants today, that it is not too late to deal with global warming.
Wed 
03/21/2007 15:30:00
 jim  Dustin’s one liner from last weekend
That ride on top of the Stratoshere is call the "Excreme".
Sun 
03/18/2007 20:11:36
 jim  VegasStrip-Stratosphere,Mandalay,Circus,Stardust
Mon 
03/12/2007 16:30:52
 jim  Corporate Taxes
Ry Smith 5pm
Mon 
03/12/2007 11:48:16
 jim  Our fruitless mulberry trees are exploding
About twice every minute, a bud seems to explode into a puff of smoke in our back yard.
This is going to be one heck of a sneezy season.
YYYYAAAAAACHHHOOOOOO!!!
Mon 
03/12/2007 10:46:28
 jim  My Last Will
I am giving Sonny the properties and the truck. I'm giving Becky some money, and the car.
In the event, Sonny is not around, I would like Paul Spurling to be my executor, it should be extremely simple. 
If he declines, Becky will be my executor.
I would like for my body to be donated to science. I do not want to be cremated. Thats would be a complete waste.
I have had several wills. This last one, of course will supercede them all. They are stored in my files under legal.
Time is running short for all of us.
I am not a doomsayer. But, we have had two world wars last century. Our weapons technology hopefully will never surpass our wisdom. However, waging war seems to be more of a business decision than a moral one to the powers that be. I would be surprised if civilization makes it through this century. It is a matter of time before some incredible bomb, bioweapon, or toxic substance is unleashed. The world has no shortage of stupidity.
I won't live to see it the end of this civilization..
At least, I hope not. My ex-wife, I would have thought , should have lived into her 70s. She's got months. I know my fuse is running short.
I know the technology for artificial lungs, and artificial bodies (body closets) was created in the 1950's.
The details should have been ironed out in 50 years. High school students should have been able to figure it out by now.
- If you supply the head with what it needs, it should live 100s of years. It has been done.
- If you bubble air through the blood, the blood will oxygenate. It has been done.
But for greed, power, or presevation of the endowed, we'll probably never know who has access to it, or if it even exist.
For whatever reason, preservation of life, any life, is not a priority to mankind. Life is easier to take than it is to preserve.
Mon 
03/12/2007 06:10:45
 warren  .I’ve created a lot of interesting things.
Wowzer times like a million, you are one awesome dude.  People should be raising eyebrows so much they have
sixpacks on their foreheads!! Seriously, youd be like a god in an Amish community, once the infuriatingly meddlesome
elders were out of the way ! Kudos to you .
Fri 
03/09/2007 01:19:59
 jim  Our first notary order came in tonight
It was 7pm, and it only took about 40 minutes.
I charged $20 since Becky and I are both (embaressingly) new to the notary field.
They must have found us in the yellow pages, somehow...
Whatever, I liked it A LOT!!!
The signer were a little crabby...they expected us to actually instruct them on how to fill out a Pensylvania Power of Attorney form. Wow..I could barely read it...haha.
I told them, as notary agents, our job was to simply verify, and optionally take an oath of a person signing a documents identity. That we weren't even supposed to read the document, and above all, we could not give legal advice.
Still, though, I gave my idea of what the form wanted. They thoroughly botched it. I think she may have typed it in!
Normally, whenever we get there, we would have charged $70 for the notary after 7pm.
Tue 
03/06/2007 13:38:57
 jim  Apologies to Everyone
1and1 who hosts this site, appearantly doesn't back up everything once a day.
So, we lost Jennifer's story, and several other extras that have been added since.
Shucks!!!
I guess thats what I get for $20 a month...lol
Thu 
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 license...it was vacant.
We went to another location listed on the statement...it 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.
WOW!
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.

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