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Sat 
04/28/2007 12:37:10
 becky  Actor James Doohan
New Mexico, April 28, 2007
The ashes of "Star Trek" star James Doohan are sent into outer space, April 28, 2007, as a rocket blasted off from a remote launchpad in the New Mexico desert near Upham. Doohan\'s ashes were accompanied by the remains of former U.S. astronaut Gordon Cooper and those of 200 other people. 

James Doohan played "Scotty," the chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise, on the original "Star Trek" series as well as in several films. The Canadian-born actor died July 20, 2005 at age 85. The cast of TV\'s Star Trek (1967)
The crew of the Starship Enterprise, boldly going where no one had gone before. The series, which debuted on NBC in 1966, only ran for three years, but it spawned several other television series and a slew of films that continued the exploits of man\'s exploration of space.
The ashes of "Star Trek" star James Doohan are sent into outer space, April 28, 2007, as a rocket blasted off from a remote launchpad in the New Mexico desert near Upham. Doohan's ashes were accompanied by the remains of former U.S. astronaut Gordon Cooper and those of 200 other people.
(CBS) The cremated remains of actor James Doohan, who portrayed engineer "Scotty" on "Star Trek," and of Apollo 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper soared briefly into suborbital space Saturday aboard a rocket.
It was the first successful launch from Spaceport America, a commercial spaceport being developed in the southern New Mexico desert.
Suzan Cooper and Wende Doohan fired the rocket carrying small amounts of their husbands' ashes at 8:56 a.m. local time. "Go baby, go baby," said Eric Knight of the commercial launch company, UP Aerospace Inc. of Farmington, Connecticut.
Since it was a suborbital flight, the rocket soon plummeted back to Earth, coming down at the White Sands Missile Range. The payload with the remains descended by parachute.
"We nailed it. We stuck the landing," said Knight.
UP Aerospace launched the first rocket from the desert site in September, but that Spaceloft XL rocket crashed into the desert after spiraling out of control about nine seconds after liftoff. Company officials blamed the failure on a faulty fin design.
Family members paid $495 to place a few grams of their relatives' ashes on the rocket. Celestis, a Houston company, contracted with UP to send the cremated remains into space.
Charles Chafer, chief executive of Celestis, said last month that a CD with more than 11,000 condolences and fan notes was placed on the rocket with Doohan's remains.
Doohan died in July 2005 at age 85. The remains of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry were sent into space in 1997.
The launch from the fledgling spaceport currently a 100-foot by 25-foot concrete slab in a patch of desert more than 50 miles north of Las Cruces keeps the New Mexico project ahead of its nearest competitor, in West Texas.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, is said to be developing the spaceport north of Van Horn, Texas. Bezos' Blue Origin is working to develop tourist space flights.
British billionaire Richard Branson also has announced plans to launch a space tourism company, which is expected to have its headquarters at the New Mexico spaceport.
Fri 
04/27/2007 04:52:29
 sae  .Back from Disneyland.
Well, it sounds like a great stay, there at Dinneyland.. See, if you had flown me out there, I could have gotten you those passes, because I still have my Studville (California) Driver's License. So there... See what you've been missing, driving the F150. You can go a long way further with a tank of gas in a passenger car. Did the kids enjoy it? It was their first time, wasn't it? I plan on being in Heavensville (LA) the third weekend in October. Maybe I can get you those passes at that time.
Fri 
04/27/2007 22:15:50
 sae   (Reply)...Back from Disneyland.
I am attending the UCLA football game against North Damn-It (Notre Dame). It's on Saturday October 20. I will be attending the game with Dominic Lewis, one of the contractors I worked with at Northrop, who I also worked in the very early '90s. During the late '90s and early '00s, he worked at Microsoft, and is back there again. His family (wife and kids) are up there in the Seattle area.
Wed 
04/25/2007 14:37:01
 jim  LA,CA-CaliforniaAdventure-Jim
Tue 
04/24/2007 15:43:30
 jim  Scarey Stories from HELL

Maybe we saw The Andromeda Strain a few too many times in our formative years, but we can't help shivering when we hear about microbiologists reanimating long-dormant lethal viruses.
And those biologists working to make human limbs grow back: Haven't we seen that film? Don't the guys in lab coats all die in the first reel? They may sound cinematic, but the incredible research projects on the following pages are not imaginary. They're real, funded ventures by respected scientists. They have perfectly rational goals. They also happen to creep us out. Continue reading below for six of the scariest ideas in science.
Check out Popular Science
Tue 
04/24/2007 10:40:18
 jim  TuleSprings,NV-Becky,Jen
Tue 
04/24/2007 01:00:00
 sae  .Disneyland
Becoming Californians will only serve to make you even better. Californians, by nature, are highly superior to all other "species"...
Tue 
04/24/2007 12:36:39
 sae   (Reply)...Disneyland
What are you doing to "become" Californians? Getting California driver's licenses with a  Needles/Barstow address? Be sure you do whatever it takes to satisfy Disney's requirements. Their criteria, as I remember from many years ago, and I don't know if they've changed, was you needed a California DL or ID card (issued by the DMV) for very SPECIFIC zips codes, in LA, Orange, SD, Riverside and SB counties. And in regards to Riverside and SB, not all zip codes may be accepted by Disney. Enjoy your time at Dinneyland as Larry Lizard would call it. Sounds great about the guy wanting to make use of Be Quick's services, beginning next week. I feel bad about that whole WLC thing. I had hoped, being in the situation I was in, to find a career option that would hopefully improve my situation. 
Wed 
04/25/2007 08:51:05
 sae   (Reply)...RE:RE:Disneyland
That's Pasadena... Not Pasedena... Naughty... But, then again I spell every thing wrong too. Funny, that address on E Walnut is Jeffwee's old address before he arrived here in Florida. Right down to the apartment #. Look for the "stuff" hidden in the walls, inside the electrical outlets.
Mon 
04/23/2007 17:45:38
 jim  Vegas,NV-Gabriel-Rainbow
Mon 
04/23/2007 17:45:38
 jim   (Reply)Vegas,NV-Gabriel-Rainbow
Mon 
04/23/2007 10:32:11
 jim  Oak Hill Mortgage Loan
Donny
Cell : 702-743-4258
Monday at 10am, will meet Jake or Zack.
Will verify on Saturday.
Says $902. $40,000 cash out. Balance will be $236,000 (80%)
Sounds good to me!
Mon 
04/23/2007 10:03:50
 jim  Zap2It.com seems to be the TV Guide leader
Zap2it - Seems to be where most TV Guide providers get there information from.
Zap2it.com TV news, ratings and guide to television shows
Zap2it.com TV listings for broadcast, cable and satellite television

Mon 
04/23/2007 03:53:52
 jim  Vegas,NV-Gma-Drama
Sat 
04/21/2007 15:20:48
 jim  SunsetPark,NV-Becky,Dustin,Jennifer
Tue 
04/17/2007 11:55:44
 jim  BoulderCity-Carnival,Dustin-FreezingToDeath
Fri 
04/13/2007 19:11:01
 jim  Vegas,NV-JennifersBDay,Gma
Wed 
04/11/2007 13:02:46
 sae  2003 Honda Accord EX
Jimmy... I got me a new (used) car. The Mitsubishi was beginning to nickle and dime me. Plus a bunch of other reasons. Ended up getting a 2003 Honda Accord EX (The EX is the top version) V6. Leather interior, sun/moon roof. Load of other goodies. Got a great car for what I paid. Or, shall I say, will be paying. I almost had the Mitsubishi paid off. But I figure I can get the Honda paid off in less than 2 years. The car had 1 previous owner and was a recent return from an expired lease.
Thu 
04/12/2007 03:50:56
 sae   (Reply)..car:I like Honda Accords
Mine is white, is a 4-dr and has a sun/moon roof. I'll take pictures and email them to you this weekend. Long live good, operating gas caps.
Wed 
04/11/2007 13:01:51
 sae  One the picture of the hand, where’s the ....
hair? Shouldn't there be hair on the palm?
Thu 
04/12/2007 03:22:40
 sae   (Reply)..On the picture of the hand, where’s the ....
No, not on the back of the hand. On the palm. As in too much time spent 3-5-ing,,,
Wed 
04/11/2007 10:24:16
 jim  Take a Brake Break - from Brakes Plus
$760 for all four brakes. That sounds terrible to me, but they sounded so bad.
The rotors looked terrible.
I told them Mr Brake replaced the front brakes 2 years ago, and they have a lifetime warrentee on them.
But I also told them, Mr Brake should probably be called Mr Break.
They said they'd toss in the front rotors. Which would have been $220 more.
Sonny's footing the bill, which is darned decent of him.
I'm going to spring for a new stereo in that truck.
The last one got stolen 2 weeks ago.
Wed 
04/11/2007 06:19:53
 jim  My sister is saving me.
She's trying to save me from Hell.
While her actions are noble, they aren't realistic.
Thats because I don't believe in Hell.
She repulsed me from any of the monotheistic beliefs (either of the Abrahamic, Jewish, Christian, or Islamic persuasions) with her evangelistic proselytisms, forty years ago.
She believes she's a devout Christian. She will do what ever her pastor tells her to do.
I owe a lot to my sister.
She inspired me to read the Bible at a very young age, just to verify half the things she dribbled out.
I doubt she really, really, read any of it. She just quoted it, out of text too, which is pretty meaningless.
Personally, and this is just my beliefs,
I think the notion of Hell should be sold with children's books, right next to the stories of Santa and the Easter Bunny.
I'd hope most people on this planet don't believe there's a red devil, with bull horns, cloven hoofs, and a pointy tail. That's just disfunctional. Nothing with hoofs has hands. LOL. 
And whats with the pitch fork? Did  he work on a farm? LOL.
Is that the best tool he could find to pitch bad people into hell with? LOL.
I would have used a hay bailer, but they weren't invented yet.
The devil looks like a character in a poorly written DC comic book and his concept just doesn't make any sense.
If this creature were born on a farm, it would be veal cutlets the next day.
The whole concept is just plain ol' dumb!
And I am sorry fo the adult who says these things to other adults, with either love or hate in their eyes.
They are the ones who are lost.
If you want to find god, just look in the mirror.
Figure out exactly what it is you see.
Maybe you'll see that we are devices, built from smaller devices, built from even smaller devices.
The more you learn, the more you'll realize that you don't know much at all, and that you can't quote god.
You are one of god's best works of art, not the other way around.
I would hope that someday, all religions could rejoice in their simularities and not their differences
If one religion has 8 gods, and another has 1 god, and yet another has a messenger, a god and a spirit,
they should all rejoice in that, because they all believe in a high power of some kind.
Mon 
04/09/2007 13:25:46
 jim  The Hand
Image:X-ray boy hand.jpgImage:Gray1234.png
I put this in here for my reference. The hand is an incredible device! And the body runs on carrots! lol...
I get so excited when I see blueprints like this.
I wish life was longer, so I could have the time to debug some of these wonders. I'd love to explore the routines and functions in DNA. How it works, how cells create cells that create this, it is all very awsome. We will figure it out someday.
Sun 
04/08/2007 19:27:22
 jim  Vegas,NV-Strip HawiianMarket
Sun 
04/08/2007 18:45:14
 jim  Vegas,NV-Strip-SouthPoint
Sun 
04/08/2007 18:08:04
 jim  Vegas,NV-BlackMtn
Sun 
04/08/2007 18:08:04
 jim   (Reply)Vegas,NV-BlackMtn
Sun 
04/08/2007 12:02:21
 jim  BlackMtn,NV-Mustang-Jim,Becky
Sun 
04/08/2007 12:01:01
 jim  Vegas,NV-BlackMtnVeiws
Sun 
04/08/2007 07:59:37
 jim  Advair works for asthma!!!
Thanks GMa for the sample!
It surely beats the heck out of paying another $800 for a doctor and coming out with 1 bottle of Albuterol (like I did).
Albuterol is better than Primatine Mist (which is bottled Epinephrine), but its not great.
Advair is Albuterol plus ipratropium bromide.
Sat 
04/07/2007 21:24:23
 becky  Happy Easter
Happy Easter my love
                                        I Love You
                                          Becky
Fri 
04/06/2007 08:49:24
 jim  Vegas,NV-Gabriel-Jennifer-sleeping
Tue 
04/03/2007 12:00:01
 jim  Vegas,NV-Wetlands
Mon 
04/02/2007 04:14:48
 jim  Vegas,NV-Sonny
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.

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