Today’s Headlines: Las Vegas Ranks 9th in 10% increase in murders across the nation…

The Vegas Valley even beat Chicago, New York, LA and some 300 other medium to large cities in the USA for the increase of murders.

Crime is Rising

13 Years Blogging Vegas Valley

…and more.

Happy Anniversary with!

You registered on 13 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging

(I received this I think on the 7th of March and that would be the anniversary.)


I rose out of bed at 4:00 this morning. Put my coffee on. Fired up the computer. Started simultaneously doing other work. As many know, and posts will come with full discussions of the dysfunctions of two brain inflictions, (WordPress or Firefox does not want to put an “s” on inflictions which is plural, two things. I must turn off the spell checker because there is no “ignore this” option on this browser or blogging system.) chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Why was it so hard to get that simple, basic message out? I’ll repeat it to show the simplicity of the message and my point.

I rose out of bed at 4:00 this morning. Put my coffee on. Fired up the computer. Started simultaneously doing other work. As many know, and posts will come with full discussions of the dysfunctions of two brain inflictions, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Now was that paragraph that complicated to create? No, except the hostile spell checker does not like an “s” added to a word to indicate plural use. So, it puts a wiggly red line under the word to indicate it is spelled wrong and thus distracting the user from continued work. The user then must STOP and correct the problem. Either pacify the archaic spell checker, which nearly anyone you decide to use, no matter what system, will have this decades outdated malfunctioning blight, of disliking the added “s” that indicates plural, but you either pacify the spell checker and spell the word incorrectly without the plural indicating “s” or you disable your spell checker and miss many more.

That is one of many annoying things for me with using a word processor, a blogging platform or even a computer in general. What is wrong with this generation? And by “this generation” I mean anyone under 50. Okay, 40. No, make it 50. I have met some brilliant individuals in that category I would call the younger generation. But I have also met busloads of duds.

Now I am NOT picking on the “other generation” and I am certain it is NOT YOU, but those you ride the bus with, the little bus, or the big bus.

Or maybe it’s just me at the Geezer that needs to bring along a can of WD-40 to keep the joints from locking up. The one that holds up the fast lane.

We all experience three things. Taxes. Dying. And becoming old geezers, or just old. Unless we die young, which too many do, we all become old. So, those that disrespect the old now will have their turn.

What I don’t understand about this other generation is why do they make things so complicated? In my days the number one job a business had to do for their customers were to make it simple. Easy to use. So, anybody could use it with the least bit of trouble. About midway through the lifespan someone came up with the K.I.S.S. plan. Keep. It. Simple. Stupid. Now I am sure many got up in arms about that expression, especially the last word, and missed the entire point.

But why are today’s doers always making things so difficult? The logout button to every internet site used to be in the upper right-hand corner, and real easy to find. Click and you’re done. Now? Go to Amazon, Twitter and thousands of other places. To sign out, you need to go hunting to find the logout button. They keep you captive. Hold you hostage. For whatever reason, I don’t know. But they do. Twitter is worst with their sign in or login. It is at the very bottom and until you find it and know you will be hunting and hunting and hunting to try to figure out how to sign in. Why? Should we ask The CONSULTANT?

People, you don’t abuse your customers and clients that way. You make it easy. Don’t insult them. Don’t make things complicated.


Yeah, I kept clicking the follow button up in the top right hand notification box, and it doesn’t work. I tried everywhere and when I clicked the button, nothing happened. I thought it was Chrome because WordPress doesn’t like Chrome or Chrome doesn’t like WordPress. I tried Firefox, no go on the following, but it can do functions on WordPress Chrome can’t. Don’t ask me why. I gave up trying to guess what these Big Tech engineers were doing or trying to figure them out decades ago. But the follow problem was NOT my browser. IT WAS WORDPRESS. Why do they do this? Every time WordPress and every other site on the internet changed things, they made things WORST! You will never get 100% of the people to agree with that statement. You’ll be lucky if you get 50%. Some changes were really good. While others were really bad. And some downright ugly. The worst of the worsts were the changes that started hiding things and making thing complicated.

There used to be a follow button right under the top of the WordPress site you were visiting. There used to be a side by side, Follow and Following. Nice and easy. If you saw someone following you and you weren’t following them back, you simply clicked the button and done, you now followed.

A follower of mine named Stuart Danker has not only been following me for years, but also he had left a few comments. I could not find the way to follow him back. And I was disappointed at WordPress for creating such a nonsense system and always making it worst. I wanted to follow Stuart Danker and many others back as they followed me. WordPress, NOT my browsers made it exceedingly difficult. Another Big Tech outfit that if you don’t spend all day studying how to work it you will spend all day trying to fix what is broken. In the old days before the little guy became the rich guy, things were easy to figure out and you could get the job done in minutes, not hours. No more.

Simple operations are difficult to do and complicated with this generation of engineers and powers that be. It used to be easy to add color to text. Now to high light a piece of text in a simple color you have to go hunting again and figure it out. Now, if your luck is anything like mine, after you figure it out, they will go and change it and you have to figure it out all over again.

There is no like or dislike button on WordPress like there is on YouTube but the YouTube dislike button is just there to haunt you and remind you of back in the day when you were bad because you disliked someone’s video. Today, that dislike button does not function anymore than the WordPress follow button doesn’t work. Why?

Feedback is generally just as restrictive. Instead of YOU being able to tell what you like or dislike about a site, you are often restricted to a multiple choice of questioning THEY want you to answer. Or you are restricted to your word count, like if you cannot be allowed to take up too much of their time. Mind you, these Big Tech Tyrants get FREE consultation which they may apply and make millions without paying you a single dime. And, they give you this tiny little itsy bitsy window no bigger than the size of a pocket comb, and probably half that size.

The world has already gone to hell in a hand basket and we all know it.

Yes, I know, the old geezers and geese, raised the interest rates and then said inflation was coming. I know, I know, I know, if they didn’t raise the interest rates we wouldn’t have inflation coming. The Feds raised the interest rates nine times? I have a few of those riding my little bus, too. And then people making runs on banks which means the banks loose their main loyal customers who fear the bank will collapse, so they raise the interest rates on their credit and more flee the banks and looses more customers and all that nonsense is because of a few in power didn’t know enough to leave well enough alone.

…and they pass billion dollar anti-inflation bills that do what? Causes inflation. Yeah, I know the big bus is full, too.

If they would just let us follow each other without being so complicated maybe they would have twice as many users which means their revenue would rise, too. They remind me of squirrels burying their nuts. You do know don’t you, those squirrels never again find those nuts.

Remember, I told you I woke up at four this morning. The internet went out twice. Not once, but twice. Everyday Cox cable goes down. Just like every day the Maverick shuts the water off. Everyday. Someone has a leak. Old water pipes break. Mold becomes the norm. People get sick. And nobody knows why.

America has lost its edge.

11 Years Blogging Vegas Valley

11 Year Anniversary Achievement

11 years blogging. Amazing!

Happy Anniversary with!

You registered on 11 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

American Indian Christmas by Miss Jana Mashonee


As we enter the Christmas season of 2018 Cliff Harrison at WordPress presents our longtime favorite Christmas singer, the beautiful and talented Native American Miss Jana Mashonee with her American Indian Christmas album, a collection of many Christmas songs sang in several different Native American languages and voices. The link connects you to our longstanding Jana Mashonee page on our flagship site that also presents many extra Jana Mashonee music videos in additions to her Christmas songs.

Escape into Jana Mashonee’s world and relax and enjoy!

Merry Christmas everybody! Peace to the world!

American Indian Christmas

Jana Mashonee – Amazing Grace (Sung in Lumbee)

Jana Mashonee – Little Drummer Boy (San Juan Tewa Pueblo)

Also linked is another Jana Mashonee page we feature, American Indian Story. It presents 10 video songs from her album, each presenting stories about American Indians in her voice. Follow the instructions on the page to hear all of her songs.

American Indian Stories

Jana Mashonee – The Sacred Gifts of Mother Earth (American Indian Stories 1 of 10.)

Freedom and independence begin in America with the soaring of the Eagle, the Guardian of Liberty and Justice.

KN-C25669 12 December 1962 President and Mrs. Kennedy pose in front of the White House Christmas Tree during the Staff Christmas Reception. White House, Entrance Hall. Photograph by Robert Knudsen, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

Blazing Heat Wave Inflicts Vegas Valley

Wildfire In California

Wildfire In California

LAS VEGAS—Torrid three-digit temperatures scorches the West. Wildfires dangerously spread across western states and engulfs dry areas threatening large numbers of homes, wildlife and natural habitat. It’s way too early for this kind of heat. It’s only spring. We are being engulfed by the flamethrower of nature, unrelenting heat. Shortly after 1:00 AM this morning, the National Weather Service issued an urgent weather message proclaiming Excessive Heat Warning for Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, the Mojave Desert and a wide area of the West, including Arizona.

We are being set ablaze with July-August, summer-like temperatures, not May-June spring climate.

A bummer for Las Vegas tourists and locals alike. It’s a party town and tourists who come from cooler weather are going to be toasted to something other than drinks. To be outside in Vegas in this extreme climate, walking around and exerting energy while sightseeing and adventure seeking could spell disaster if precautions aren’t taken.

I know this sounds counter productive, but if you insist on drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages while outside or going outside in this extreme heat, then drink at least 12-16 ounces of cold water for every alcoholic drink you consume. The same for at least every 2-3 cups of caffeinated drink. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrates your body, while water replenishes those loses and hydrates your body. You need plenty of water to balance the forces of partying. Too, in these temperatures, water, or any liquid will get extremely hot fast. Test any fluids before giving to children or pets for suitable consumption temperatures. If available, use those small ice packs to keep beverages cold, or at least cooled. Foil will act as an insulator as well.

For well beyond a week, temperatures will climb to at least 112 degrees in the Vegas Valley and over 121 degrees in nearby Death Valley. Be aware these are air temperatures. Ground temperatures, that is the surface temperature of the infrastructure, street pavement, sidewalks, buildings and so forth, can be ten to fifteen degrees higher. Vehicle temperature or the inside temperature of any space with metal, glass or other material enclosed can reach well over 150 degrees, a fatal temperature. Such extreme temperature for anyone, even adults, left in vehicles without air condition can turn fatal in a hurry. Confusion and disorientation can set in and disturb normally thinking minds. Brain damage and stroke can quickly be inflicted. Machines, such as cars and air conditioning can fail and suffer mechanical problems, don’t risk leaving someone unattended.

Educate me on RIP CURRENTS

Don’t over do it. Get inside, refresh, take breaks, drink plenty of water and stay alert. Don’t leave children or pets in vehicles, even momentarily. Keep your eye on your children constantly while near swimming pools. Sun strokes, heat exhaustion, heat-related health issues, be aware of signs of these health problems. If you suspect the signs, get help, quick. Every year we hear of the weather-related disasters, often fatal, that consume lives locally and around the nation. Stay alert.

 By Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council -, Public Domain,

“Only you can prevent forest fires!” By Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council.

Every year thousands of acres and homes burn in the Western region of the United States. Dry periods and extreme heat are almost always a condition that will spark an inferno, rapid moving wildfires and consuming flames of property and nature. The spark that ignites these fires come from lightning as much-wanted rain comes, but unfortunately the rain comes with torches of lightning bolts that set forests ablaze. Careless campers failing to properly extinguish their campfires or carelessly starting one that shoots embers into dry forests with kindle-dry wood. Once a forest fire starts, it spreads rapidly, and if there is a high wind, it will likely burn out of control.

Travelers on expressways and roadways are at fault for many forest fires.
Accidents spark forest fires, too. The current California fire was started by a truck accident when electrical wires sparked a fire. Flicking a cigarette out a window along a dry highway is only asking for trouble. Careless smokers destroy thousands of acres and homes every year. All of these conditions are weather related and heat related. But commonsense and education can reduce the human and animal fatalities, injuries, loss of homes, businesses, buildings, domestic pets, and our natural resources, our forest and wildlife.

Careless Smoking & Careless Campfires Start Many Forest Fires

Careless Smoking & Careless Campfires Start Many Forest Fires

Be smart. Be safe. Think and be prepared to reduce the harm excessive heat can bring humans and animals. It all begins in your heart with a little bit of care and a whole lot of tender love for life and environment.

Rather you are visiting Vegas or the Western region, traveling along dry roadways, camping, hiking or spending your time outdoors in other adventures, use wisdom to make your life and the life of other’s pleasant and not remorseful.

It appears that we are in for a long, hot summer. Buses overheat. Schedules often run late. Transportation breaks down. Be prepared. Don’t get caught out in that extreme heat without protection. Sunscreen, long-sleeve shirts, sunhats, umbrellas, water, cooling fans, cell phones are all part of the self-defense arsenal, use them, keep them by your side while being inflicted by Nevada’s torrid heat.

Have fun, but stay cool as possible and stay safe.

A Wildfire

A Wildfire

Dancing Flames

Dancing Flames



I hate the new changes at WordPress! THEY SUCK!

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. I hate the new changes at WordPress!  THEY SUCK!