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View Poll Results: Which city to live in?
Las Vegas 57 41.01%
Miami 82 58.99%
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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Here is my thing, I would never live in the desert. It's stupid, wasteful and cities of the size of Phoenix and Las Vegas should NOT exist. Very small cities, sure. But think about it, outside of the Middle East, (since they are countries where they are almost all desert) you don't have major cities in deserts of other countries. Not in Brazil, China or Australia. On top of that, Las Vegas splurges on its water. Fountains and pools galore in every hotel. It makes me sick really. To me it's incredibly selfish and if at the very least Las Vegas and Phoenix were beautiful cities and looked like Rome or Paris, you can appreciate it, but they are nothing but sprawled blob of crap urban landscape.

Miami is lush, green, tropical, full of natural life, with water everywhere. To me when it comes to humans the desert = death, tropical = life.

And before people start arguing that Miami is not in the tropics, I know, but that is the climate it is most similar to.
Exactly. LV epitomizes the US greed and consumerism culture that entirely disregards nature in favor of profits and coddling its citizens with a false sense of security.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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Exactly. LV epitomizes the US greed and consumerism culture that entirely disregards nature in favor of profits and coddling its citizens with a false sense of security.
It very true. No respect of nature or the environment and representing the tackiness and greed of US culture. To me Las Vegas is embarrassing.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Honestly you couldn't pay me to go to either place.
Both are tacky & filled with the kind of
low lifes I avoid IRL.
Amen. Both are OK for a visit but would be hell to live in.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Anyway, Miami all the way. Once LV runs out of water, they will be licking the sidewalks trying to find water, while Miamians will be hanging on the beach doin just fine.
Water will always arise to $$$!!!

That multi-billion dollar NAWAPA project, in British Colombia, may yet save CA, AZ, NV and northern Mexico.

Environmental damage for sure! Creation of a 100 mile long reservoir that would send water running south, enough water to even irrigate a good part of northern Mexico!
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Miami is best.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Miami is best.
Miami is a real city that happens to have a beach as a aside. Vegas is "manufactured".
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:56 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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Miami is a real city that happens to have a beach as a aside. Vegas is "manufactured".
Actually Miami is 100% Manufactured , it doesn't happen to just have a beach on the side it was created. Everything about Miami is manufactured outside the ocean. Miami was created in every way. Hell, every city is manufactured if you really want to have that debate, so that argument is useless.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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So you think that the lawns and surroundings of Miami being NATURALLY green is just as "manufactured" as a green lawn surrounded by desert sand in LV? Some of the beaches in South Florida has been slightly manufactured, but there was always land meeting sea there. You mean the "beaches" in Vegas constructed in a desert next to a giant hotel with fake waves and fake sand is less manufactured? All the plant life that grows in LV is less "manufactured" and "fake" than the natural green environment of a nearly tropical Miami?
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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So you think that the lawns and surroundings of Miami being NATURALLY green is just as "manufactured" as a green lawn surrounded by desert sand in LV? Some of the beaches in South Florida has been slightly manufactured, but there was always land meeting sea there. You mean the "beaches" in Vegas constructed in a desert next to a giant hotel with fake waves and fake sand is less manufactured? All the plant life that grows in LV is less "manufactured" and "fake" than the natural green environment of a nearly tropical Miami?
I'm saying the swamp and the ocean you fascinate about are the only things natural to come out of Miami. I doubt any of the Palm trees grow their naturally. When Miami was first discovered it had no purpose until later when people realize they can turn it into a travel destination. Every city in the world is manufactured the only thing natural in a city is it's surroundings and natural setting. So Vegas being manufactured is of weak argument.

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Old 06-16-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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I'm saying the swamp and the ocean you fascinate about are the only things natural to come out of Miami. I doubt any of the Palm trees grow their naturally. When Miami was first discovered it had no purpose until later when people realize they can turn it into a travel destination. Every city in the world is manufactured the only thing natural in a city is it's surroundings and natural setting. So Vegas being manufactured is of weak argument.
You're missing the point. Yes, every city is "manufactured" but Vegas is more so than any other city on earth besides Dubai. And yes, I also dislike Dubai for its fakeness.
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