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March 4, 2021

A vaccine for Notaritus

Filed under: General Stories — admin @ 4:29 am

What is Notaritus?
It is a disease that is spread on social media. It is not a disease of the body (pause), but of the mind! Notaries who are poorly trained spread a lot of incorrect information and gossip on Facebook and other online forums. Forums are a great place to share information and experience. But, to share incorrect ideas of how to handle notary situations is just plain dangerous. The problem is that Notaries are addicted to mingling and taking advice from others, so the wrong information spreads from person to person much like a virus.

So, there needs to be a vaccine from this virus, and perhaps information about how to flatten the curve of spreading incorrect information.

1. Stay six feet away from other social media platforms.
2. Wear a mask on your brain when you read notary information published by someone other than your state’s secretary of state.
3. Stay in your basement as much as possible and avoid sunlight, being happy, or going out. Although being happy and getting vitamin D from sunlight strengthens your immune system, we need to keep you afraid so you’ll buy our vaccine, so stay in your basement and remain scared.
4. Wash your brain for at least twenty seconds after every contact with social media.

Then what is the vaccine? Simple. Your state notary division’s website will have correct information about what your state’s notary laws and practices are. Some have newsletters or blogs as well. California has a great handbook and then has a blog of some sort. Not all of the info is in the handbook, so you could lose your commission over vague information in the handbook as to correct journal entry procedure. Wouldn’t it be easier to keep all pertinent information in one place? No! That would be too easy and we can’t have that!

Don’t believe what anyone says about notary law unless they are the Secretary of State’s Notary Division, or someone who is officially designated to teach Notary law. Please keep in mind that 123notary’s notary information is NOT state specific and might not apply to your state and might be outdated. Sorry to downplay our credibility, but I don’t want to mislead the public. Our information is in your best interests, but laws are different in each state and it is hard to keep up with them all.

Come to think of it, I just found out that the Virgin Islands and American Samoa are in the United States. Personally, I think we should sell the Virgin Islands to Al-Qaida, they just love virgins.

So, get the vaccine for Notaritus today, but checking in with your notary division, reading your handbook and going straight to the source for correct information rather than relying on your incompetent friends. When Jesus made reference to the blind leading the blind, he was really talking about Notary Facebook groups, he just didn’t know it at the time.


March 3, 2021

From start to finish — how long does a signing take?

Filed under: General Articles — admin @ 4:26 am

We had a Notary on our blog commentaries that wrote that it takes her four hours from start to finish with a signing. There is the phone call, confirming the signing, driving, signing, driving, dropping the package, invoicing, more invoicing if they don’t pay you, etc. How long does it take the rest of you? Do you track your time?

For me I was able to do 11 signings on my best day in the business. It was back in 2002 I think. I’m not sure of the year. I started at 10am and ended at 3am. That was a long day. 15 hours to do 11 signings. So, if you drive from one job to the next, that averages slightly more than one drive per job. Some of the companies were not happy that I didn’t drop the packages until late at night and missed the deadline.


March 2, 2021

Jeremy’s July 2020 trip to New Mexico

Filed under: General Stories — admin @ 4:21 am

The stress of Covid-19 being in the environment, my site crashing for a week in July of 2020, and life in general necessitated going on a vacation. It was not possible to go earlier, so I waited until I erroneously thought it would be safe to travel. I wanted to be gone on July 4th, 2020, but had some things to finish up and wasn’t feeling well. I thought it would be WW3 here on the 4th due to all the recent riots in Los Angeles, but it was quiet. I guess the Antifa people had been subdued by the police fairly well in our area.

Joshua Tree
The plan was to have a long and relaxing drive, be with the shaman healing spirits of New Mexico, and do some hiking. I started the trip in Joshua Tree. I took some of my old favorite hikes and a few new ones. Joshua Tree is one of the best places to meditate because the vibration is very pure and spiritual. I started to feel lightheaded, and had to turn around a little prematurely on the boy scout trail on day one. But, on day two I had more water and aspirin and was able to hike five miles. On day three I went to Barker Dam where there were a lot more people. For my safety I like to hike near people just in case I get dehydrated or dizzy. So far I have never had a serious issue hiking, but sometimes I feel weird due to my circulation and liver issues.

Benson, AZ
Then I went to Benson, AZ. I like to meditate there in the hotel and there is good hiking ten minutes from there near Kartchner Caverns. I hiked in 100 degree heat, and it was a little too much for me since I was going up hill. But, I said a prayer that I would be alright in my hike. Within minutes a miracle happened. There was one small cloud in the sky, and that cloud moved exactly between me and the sun for forty minutes, which lowered the temperature and intensity making my hike a lot more tolerable. The next day I drove half an hour to Tombstone to see gunfighters, saloons, and get a buffalo burger. I saw an antiquated hotel and a tour of its ghosts. It was mildly interesting. Meeting the other tourists from the East Coast and hearing their stories was interesting too. They had to deal with being quarantined against their will by Cuomo once they returned.

Socorro, NM
From there I took a twisty route up the Eastern mountains of Arizona to Eagar and then East to Socorro. My psychic contacted the angels to ask where the best place for healing would be, and they said Socorro. I was able to get multiple shaman spirits to do healing work on me while on the road to and from Socorro in all directions from that destination. So, I feel Socorro, NM is the ideal place for healing work. From there I took a day trip the following day through remote areas. I went through Magdalena, then saw the very large array of huge radio dishes, and then went to a gas station with a restaurant which was closed on Sundays. So, I went to Pie Town, NM. There were lots of guys with guns in holsters. I remarked that it is refreshing to see socially responsible people having guns — because in my area it is that gangsters who have the guns and the responsible people who stand for nothing. I had a burger and blackberry pie and then drove to El Mapais National Park for some walking and scenery. From there I went to Albuquerque for more hiking but it was 96 degrees there and I was completely alone on the trail which is normally populated with mountain bikes.

I started seeing signs that all visitors were to be quarantined for 14 days. They sprung this rule on me after I had driven 800 miles. Gee, thanks for letting me know ahead of time — not!!! But, I was not there to do anything, only meditate, hike and get healing work, which I succeeded in doing. So, I got upset, and then kept seeing quarantine announcements on the freeway. The next day I drove into the middle of nowhere, meditated at a rest stop, and then went down to a town with the cheapest resorts in the country. I got a hot bath in mineral water for $8 — towel included with free drinking water. What a deal! After this, all restaurants in NM were closed for eating in, so I had to eat in the hotel. I had blueberry pie from the supermarket which was made by Jessie’s pie company who makes the best pies of all description and they are a nationwide chain. I had granola, fruit, dinner rolls and pie for dinner. Simple but yummy.

After three nights in Socorro I drove through Las Cruces and hiked at dripping springs. I got a lamb kabob plate from my favorite restaurant and had to eat it on the trunk of my car. Then I went to Deming, NM to rest on my way back to Benson. The angels had requested that I go back to Benson to do some spiritual work to protect the locals from evil spirits, and I did. The next day I went to Tucson, and then the next day I did a long trip up to Flagstaff and the Navajo Nation.

Navajo Nation & Flagstaff
Most of Tuba City in the Navajo Nation was closed down. There was a beautiful new hotel run by Hopis. They closed it down. The only things open were a testing site for Covid and two Chinese restaurants. So, I enjoyed some fried rice — you guessed it, on the trunk of my car in the searing heat. I spent the night in Flagstaff and my legs felt weird walking. I think I was having altitude sickness. So, I talked to an interesting old lady at a bar — yes, the bar at outback was open in Arizona. Then I went to the hotel, had trouble falling asleep because the vibe there was heavy. The next day I drove all the way to Yuma, did a food tour of Mexican and Asian cuisine. The food there is excellent. Marinated grilled spicy meat is used in their tacos and burritos with cabbage. This is not generally the way Mexican food is made in California. I would say that my best experience with Mexican food is usually in the tiny city of Yuma, AZ. I walked along the Colorado or Yuma river — whichever it is, had tacos, and then drove back home.

So, that was my trip. I felt better for 12 days after coming back. But, then I got depressed again. I think I want to go back to New Mexico for more healing work. My body seems to need more and more and health is one of my main priorities.


March 1, 2021

The devil caused the shutdowns, but it makes no sense what he did

Filed under: General Stories — admin @ 3:20 am

I am a firm believer that the angelic forces are cleaning up the evil in this world. To do so, they had to let the evil come to the surface, or elected to do that. In any case, since about Oct 2019 until now, and according to angelic sources until early April 2021, a lot of evil forces are lingering around causing a lot of trouble.

What they do:
1. Influence politicians to do evil things that make no sense like allowing people to walk on wet sand but not on dry sand, closing businesses, or limiting how many people can come in a building. This is oppression, and the demons love it. It is not for your safety. If they cared about your safety the demons would recommend you take Vitamin D. D for Demon. But, they prefer to see you suffer so they can do their evil laugh. Hmm hmmm hmmm hmmm hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

2. Cause people to go insane or have what I call CovidMania. A mental disease where you can only think about Covid or only be concerned about Covid. No other concerns matter. In real life 20 year olds have almost no chance of dying from Covid yet they run around like maniacs terrified that they will get Covid. They are not afraid of cancer. starvation, persecution, war or other likely causes of death — but, only Covid, Covid, and nothing but the Covid. I know so many people everywhere I go that have subscribed to this demon-induced insanity.

3. Cause depression that leads to suicide, drug use, and lethargic behavior.

4. Cause people to act aggressively towards others, often due to unnecessary or overly oppressive covid restrictions. This happens a lot at supermarkets.

The devil allows marijuana and liquor stores to be open, but not bars or comedy clubs. I thought the devil likes inappropriate and immoral jokes. Perhaps bars cause too much happiness and that is the problem.

The devil allows supermarkets to be open, but with limited quantities of humans allowed. But, why don’t the markets just extend their hours so that there will be less lines and less congestion or have their stores partially outside? It once again makes no sense. I think the devil is not so bright.

If you don’t believe in God, you are much more prone to fall to paranoia, depression, drugs, and aggressive behavior. I believe in God. I am frustrated with the situation, and am moderately depressed. But, I am not engaged in substance abuse, insane paranoia, or aggressive behavior except when I defend myself from other people’s offensive control tactics and harassment. Without God on your side, you leave yourself wide open. And belief is not enough, there needs to be faith of caste iron. I don’t see that in too many people.


February 28, 2021

Depression & Paralysis are in the atmosphere & affects Notary business

Filed under: General Stories — admin @ 4:20 am

Some Notaries say they are super busy. But, many are just slowing down. I feel that depression, fear, and emotional paralysis are in the air in the first part of 2020, and perhaps the second part as well. The whole world basically shut down, and is trying to figure out how to reopen. California reopened and then shut bars and indoor restaurant seating down again. What a blow to our freedoms.

A feeling of sadness and helplessness afflict many. Alcoholism, child abuse, suicide are exponentially higher. Traffic in Los Angeles is at 25% in my area. But, I went to the San Fernando Valley and saw heavy traffic on the 101. This was the first traffic I had seen in months. I just wonder what will become of our economy if nobody is driving. The sky is a little too clear.

Carmen became less active and then suffered a devastating health set back which she can describe to you if she likes. I don’t know the details. I became lethargic because I had no energy. Three months without a massage, and I was juice fasting and hiking too much. My energy was depleted from many different angles. But, now I am building my energy back up and attacking my work. Instead of juice fasting I am doing intermittant fasting where I eat only 8 hours per day and fast the rest of the time. It is easy and leaves me less hungry even though I am having less calories than juice fasting.

I am going to Joshua Tree and Arizona tomorrow. I am writing this July 3rd, 2020 but it won’t be published until long after that just to get perspective.

So, that is how it is. It is critical to remain positive. Some do this by listening to music, walking, hiking, doing happy things, and most important — don’t listen to the news. It’s mostly fake, and will just depress you. Take a media break — as it is called.


February 27, 2021

South Carolina Acknowledgment Certificate Wording

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The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _______ (date) by_________ (name of person acknowledged).

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February 26, 2021

Notaries are angry at the Secretary of State

Filed under: General Stories — admin @ 4:16 am

Notaries are angry at the Secretary of State for making too many new restrictions on Notaries. Some make it a requirement to get a notary for absentee ballots, others want N-95 masks used, and there are other restrictions too. This group started a Notary Lives Matter group and burned down a CVS. Why is it always a CVS that gets burned down and a mayor who says, “Oh, they are just blowing off some steam.” Why not a Pizza Hut? Why not a liquor store? Why always CVS? What has CVS ever done to Notaries… or Black Lives Matter folks other than selling much needed prescription drugs to their grandmothers.

Then there is another group of Notaries who says there are not enough restrictions on Notaries and that is a danger to society. This alternate group claims that people will die because Notaries are allowed to leave their houses. This other group is threatening to block the entrance to the Secretary of State’s office if they don’t meet their demands.

But, if the block the entrance, wouldn’t that involved they themselves leaving their house? The hypocracy… It is even worse than hippocracy — it’s what I call rhinocracy. So, I guess that Americans and Notaries will never agree on anything and cannot agree on anything. Can’t we just do our own thing and get along?

I feel that the bigger problem with society these days is that Americans cannot be happy unless they can get legislation that will use force to prevent others from doing what they want — or force them to do what they don’t want to do, or make them pay for something that benefits everyone but them. It all seems very unfair, unjust or even criminal. What is the world coming to. They way it is looking, I don’t think there will be an America in several years. God knows how our banking system will work with the Feds gone. My guru prophesized this many years ago and it seems to be coming true now. He said America would be victim to a serious of uncontrollable natural disasters, go bankrupt, and cease to be a nation. I would give us a maximum of about seven years the way we are going.

In any case, the group Notary Lives Matter doesn’t care at all about the lives of Notaries, they just care about being able to do whatever they want to do, and care about spraying NLM graffiti wherever they please. So, there you have it. Personally, I think we should just ignore this crisis and live as normal — but, that would be too easy, wouldn’t it?


February 24, 2021

Older folks love being Notaries

Filed under: General Articles — admin @ 4:15 am

If you look at the average age of people who are Notaries on 123notary, they are not spring chickens sonny. No they’re not. They are generally 50-75. Many are retired. Many have health problems including cancer, diabetes, and more. None to my knowledge have died of Covid19, yet the only thing we worry about is Covid19 because we let TV brainwash us.

We give television verbal consent to brainwash us, tell us what to think, tell us what our priorities are, what to worry about, and what to ignore. Television tells us that segregationists are anti-racist, and that those who provided more jobs to black people than ever before in America history ARE racists. TV has really gained “credibility” with me with all of this reliable information, what about you? But, I digress.

Some of our older Notaries are Real Estate brokers, or used to be, were in insurance, mortgage or some other related professions. People love the freedom of the job. I’m sure that elderly people with breathing problems love wearing an N-95 mask which makes it impossible to breathe. But, once again, I digress.

So, let’s look at some reasons why the 60+ segment of society love being notaries so much.

1. Meet new people and ID them
2. Make your own schedule so you don’t have to over do it. You take a day off work if you are having a day when you are fatigued or having a senior moment.
3. You get to drive around and get paid for that! Great if there is good scenery or foliage.
4. Make extra money to supplement social security
5. Not have a boss unless you consider yourself to be your own boss. And some self-employed people are mean bosses to themselves.
6. Talk about the good old days with the borrowers and signing companies.
7. Save up for that RV
8. Some people enjoy documents, FedEx, and the notarization process.
9. Some borrowers have cats, and many elderly people love cats. In fact, many elderly people have a dozen cats at home that like jumping on things.
10. Have something to talk about at the hair salon.
11. It makes them feel 20 years younger.
12. If they live beyond their “expiration date” they feel they won a moral victory.

Please comment if you have any other reasons why seniors would like becoming a Notary.


February 22, 2021

Does my welcome call boost your confidence?

Filed under: Advertising — admin @ 4:12 am

When I make welcome calls, the purpose is to get your information straight, answer any questions you have, and to acquaint myself with you. Most people don’t like to talk much, and have very little input to give me. But, there are always a few who are bright and bushy-tailed and have lots of insecurities and questions about the industry.

I try to help people decide how much E&O to get, and whom to get it from. What certification course(s) to take and why. I recommend ours as well as other agencies — they get free sales work from me (how nice of me.) How to contact companies, how to get reviews, and what to think about as a new signing agent. I help with all of these things.

It is hard as a new signing agent. It is hard to have confidence when you really don’t know which end is up or what your end of the bargain is. The fact is that you don’t need to know much about the documents, but you do need to know how to market yourself and handle situations.

Basically, whatever they teach in certification courses is the opposite of what you need to know — not that I am knocking traditional knowledge. You need to know where basic information is in the documents — where the rate, APR, prepayment penalty, 1st payment due, fees, closing costs, etc. you need to know why the rate is lower than the APR and how to date the Right to Rescind. You need to know how to be a good Notary — that is a little harder. But, the hard part is how to get used and handle difficult companies. We teach this if you read our marketing materials in our blog.

I hope I can help you with your confidence. The honest truth is that knowledge and a little experience go a long way. So read our tutorials on the blog and study from various sources and be solid in what you know. I feel confidence in others when they are solid. You can feel confidence in yourself when you are solid.


February 20, 2021

How dangerous is it to be a mobile notary?

Filed under: Business Tips — admin @ 4:14 am

How dangerous is it to be a mobile notary? We have written other blog articles on the topic. The answer is — not very dangerous. But, there are some dangers and the trick is to know how to safeguard yourself.

1. Neighborhoods
If you go to a bad area at night, that is mildly dangerous. You are more likely to get hit by a truck than have a problem in a bad neighborhood, but you know how people feel. Speaking of which, I actually got bumped by an 18 wheeler. No damage was done because the angels were protecting me — thanks angels! It was on a highway in stop and go traffic. I was stopped, but he took his foot off the brakes as he was daydreaming and bumped me at half a mile per hour.

2. Crazy people
The only serious issue we had with a notary was the one who was pushed down a short flight of stairs because the borrower didn’t like his APR. That was one Notary out of 65,000 we have listed in our history. So, the risk level is low, unless… someone doesn’t like their APR. Go over the stats by phone before you get to the signing. Also, if at a signing, make sure you either know your escape route, or make sure you are bigger than the other people there — or both.

3. Animals
You are more in danger from animals. Humans who can’t behave are already generally in prison. But, someone could have a crazy pet who bites you or chews on your clothing, or pees on your leg. It it happened to you, it would not be the first time. There was another story about a pit bull running wild in a neighborhood and a borrower came out of his house with his gun drawn when the notary came. He had to explain what happened to the notary who was going to protect himself by brandishing his embossing seal.

4. Accidents
Accidents are a fact of life, flat tires, breakdowns. People can die in accidents. We haven’t had any notaries die of accidents or anything other than cancer or old age, but it could happen.

5. Court Cases
Notaries don’t discuss this much on forums, but 1 in 7 long term notaries who is active has had to appear before a judge because of a notarization they did. There were two notaries in Oklahoma who lost their commission because they failed to administer an obligatory Oath to their clients for an Affidavit they notarized. They are lucky they didn’t get locked up. One notary in Sacramento committed identity fraud and got locked up. In total we have had two criminal Notaries who engaged in purposeful fraud and got locked up. Two out of 65,000 is not that bad, not to mention another who allegedly stole OxyCodene from a signer and was not arrested.

6. Covid19
No Notary has died of Covid19, or even gotten sick on the job as far as we know. They went overboard taking ridiculously over-kill type precautions that ruin the fun of notarizing. Many notarized outside or wearing suffocation inducing N-95 masks to be “safe.” How safe are you being if you can’t breathe? Others sat 10 feet away from the others or did notarizations on their trunk or in their car. Such insanity is just plain insane, but nobody got sick to our knowledge. In fact, only a handful of Notaries reported having been sick with Covid19 to us and they got better after a few weeks and didn’t have any serious symptoms other than losing their sense of taste. In those interior states, the food is so bland that losing your sense of taste won’t affect you that much.

7. Notaritus
I just made up this disease, it is not as bad as “Stamp Elbow” but is the next worst thing. It is an infectious disease that only Notaries get. I’m not sure what the symptoms are as this is an imaginary disease. I’ll think about it.

8. Getting sued for using someone’s business name
This almost happened to a client. But, the person who trademarked the name came after my server company which created a huge headache. I have no problem removing a business name from our site, but do you have to call in the national guard over such a small issue?

So, what is the most dangerous of all the things that can happen to a Notary? I would say that the legal risks are a huge risk. Although if you are very cautious about how you do your work and avoid hospital signings you will lower your risk. Crazy people would be next as we have a serious injury recorded. I would then say that animals are the next most dangerous although they normally don’t kill you. Many Notaries feel “safe” because they are wearing an N-95 mask, but that only protects you 50% from a disease that hasn’t killed any Notaries known to us so far. But, it will not make you safe from court cases, animals, or crazy humans. So, let’s focus on real dangers and not ones that you have been brainwashed into believing are the only threats to your existence.

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