Las Vegas’ Skid Row

From Vegas Rex:

Homelessness is yet another skeleton in the closet of Vegas.

Las Vegas has an estimated 13,000 homeless people, which for a city of 560,000, makes us #1 per capita in the USA.

D.C. comes in a distant per-capita second at 6,000 homeless (at 581,000 people), and in 2007, Nevada as a whole had the second highest homeless population per-capita, trailing only the city of Washington DC.

This is something that you don’t see in the slick promotional ads.

Now, I get crap quite often for writing about these things.

“Tourists don’t want to see the gloom and doom side of Vegas.”

Perhaps the critics are right, but this is every bit as “real” a part of Las Vegas as the glimmering casinos. You can get the slick, shiny s**t in ten thousand other places, but if you want to see what goes on behind the facade, the choices narrow significantly.

This is where I sometimes come in … to the chagrin of many.

This is the truth, and this is what’s real. I like the beautiful side of Las Vegas as much as the next person, but I’m not a promotional arm of the city. In addition to the Blackjack tables, swimming pools, strip clubs, and shows … this is exactly what I see on a daily basis living here.

Gunman Opens Fire in Gym, Kills 4

From CNN:

A gunman walked into an LA Fitness gym outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, turned off the lights and fired off 50 rounds, killing three women before killing himself Tuesday evening, police said.
Authorities are at the scene of a shooting at an LA Fitness gym near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The man didn’t speak but was carrying a gym bag with a note inside it. He was found dead in the gym lying on top of one of his guns near a victim, said Charles Moffatt, Allegheny County police superintendent.

At least 10 other people were injured in the barrage of bullets that sent people in the gym ducking for cover, Moffatt said.

A law enforcement source identified the gunman as George Sodini, a 48-year-old gym member.

And here’s a link to the gunman’s disturbing website:

Why do this?? To young girls? Just read below. I kept a running log that includes my thoughts and actions, after I saw this project was going to drag on.

November 5, 2008:
Planned to do this in the summer but figure to stick around to see the election outcome. This particular one got so much attention and I was just curious. Not like I give a flying fcuk who won, since this exit plan was already planned. Good luck to Obama! He will be successful. The liberal media LOVES him. Amerika has chosen The Black Man. Good! In light of this I got ideas outside of Obama’s plans for the economy and such. Here it is: Every black man should get a young white girl hoe to hone up on. Kinda a reverse indentured servitude thing. Long ago, many a older white male landowner had a young Negro wench girl for his desires. Bout’ time tables are turned on that shit. Besides, dem young white hoez dig da bruthrs! LOL. More so than they dig the white dudes! Every daddy know when he sends his little girl to college, she be bangin a bruthr real good. I saw it. “Not my little girl”, daddy says! (Yeah right!!) Black dudes have thier choice of best white hoez. You do the math, there are enough young white so all the brothers can each have one for 3 or 6 months or so.

August 3, 2009:
I took off today, Monday, and tomorrow to practice my routine and make sure it is well polished. I need to work out every detail, there is only one shot. Also I need to be completely immersed into something before I can be successful. I haven’t had a drink since Friday at about 2:30. Total effort needed. Tomorrow is the big day.

Unfortunately I talked to my neighbor today, who is very positive and upbeat. I need to remain focused and absorbed COMPLETELY. Last time I tried this, in January, I chickened out. Lets see how this new approach works.

Maybe soon, I will see God and Jesus. At least that is what I was told. Eternal life does NOT depend on works. If it did, we will all be in hell. Christ paid for EVERY sin, so how can I or you be judged BY GOD for a sin when the penalty was ALREADY paid. People judge but that does not matter. I was reading the Bible and The Integrity of God beginning yesterday, because soon I will see them.

I will try not to add anymore entries because this computer clicking distracts me.

Also, any of the “Practice Papers” left on my coffee table I used or the notes in my gym bag can be published freely. I will not be embarased, because, well, I will be dead. Some people like to study that stuff. Maybe all this will shed insight on why some people just cannot make things happen in their life, which can potentially benefit others.