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Old 11-27-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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my bad. good correction.

i should have wrote that the g-string and pasty only covers about 85% of the body...likely less.

i agree, mildly puritan with a healthy dose of hucksters, charlatans, and fraudsters tossed in.

and some are actually all of the above!

I have a question for the LDS among us. Does it contravene your religion to work certain jobs in a casino?[/QUOTE]

I asked my boss that same question at dinner one night....He was VERY highly placed in the Morman chruch being directly descended from the originals that came here in the wagons from back east.

He was at the tie, the President of the Golden nugget Atlantic city, Former Chairman of the Nevada Gaming control Board and later Head of the Gaming Technilogy Department at UNLV.

I Asked "SH#$$%^ How do you as a STRONG Member of the LDS Church, justify your position in Casino Gaming?"



His answer....and a DIRECT QUOTE...."The Book of Mormon say that WE can not gamble....but it doesnt say we can't profit from those that do."

I omitted his name because he died a few years ago but thos that KNOW Nevada will know who he is
Thanks. I was talking to a lady who was a mormon who worked in a casino and I wondered if she was good LDS girl.

Kinda like how Afghans are not supposed to grow opium but their Imans issued a fatwa that ok'd the selling of it to non-Muslims.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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One might suggest it is the more rational of the lovely women who make their way to Las Vegas. A number of these professions have far less stigma, better acceptance and pay better than at home. Why be put down by the locals when you can make a nice living in Las Vegas?

Note also that many of the "entertainers" don't even live here. Ever been on SW on Friday coming from LA?
i think a pimp lives next door to me!
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Thank you for some great replies guys.
Jasper12 I'm not sure how anyone could raise their kids in a town overwhelmed with sex industry, nightclubs, gaming and alcohol?
That is terrible that a dance teacher would recommend to his students, especially to young girls.
I did noticed that money is on everyone's mind in Las Vegas and some people have no boundaries when it omes on how to make that money. Certainly those young girls dressed half naked have no shame at all wearing those outfits. They probably think that is cool being half naked for 8 hours at work.
The television, internet, cell phones...are overwhelmed with sex industry. In other words, the world is.

Money is on the majority of people's minds. Please.

Half dressed PEOPLE (not just girls) are also all around you, I would just bet that in your area you do not go to the places where they are. Beaches, clubs, parties...

I doubt they think it is "cool" as much as they think the people who oogle at them are fools. It is a means to an end for many of them. As mentioned, most are not native to LV, they came from somewhere else. I know two of them from my hometown. One was a dancer and one was an escort. They lived the life for a couple years, went to school with that money and are now back home, married with children. Would they want their children doing it? Probably not. Can they stop them if that is what they decide to do? Probably not.

You are narrow-minded and naive if you think what is visible in Las Vegas is not going on all around you any where else.

It's candy to those who don't see it all the time. To those who do, it is barely seen.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:19 PM
 
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i think a pimp lives next door to me!
No....I live somewhere else... LOL!



Like Kimba01 says...IMOW we see what we choose to see!
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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The television, internet, cell phones...are overwhelmed with sex industry. In other words, the world is.

Money is on the majority of people's minds. Please.

Half dressed PEOPLE (not just girls) are also all around you, I would just bet that in your area you do not go to the places where they are. Beaches, clubs, parties...

I doubt they think it is "cool" as much as they think the people who oogle at them are fools. It is a means to an end for many of them. As mentioned, most are not native to LV, they came from somewhere else. I know two of them from my hometown. One was a dancer and one was an escort. They lived the life for a couple years, went to school with that money and are now back home, married with children. Would they want their children doing it? Probably not. Can they stop them if that is what they decide to do? Probably not.

You are narrow-minded and naive if you think what is visible in Las Vegas is not going on all around you any where else.

It's candy to those who don't see it all the time. To those who do, it is barely seen.
not the same hun. vegas is unique. a community's outward acceptance of something is a statement in and of itself.

you are right that a certain kind of person comes to Vegas to ply their trade...they are often not native...but they are part of the community.

i love las vegas..but as i used to say downrange...it is what it is.

Good story too about the prostitute who was unscarred by her time hooking and was able to successfully reintegrate into suburbia.

most of those women crash and burn.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, NYC, and LV
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why are people trying to deny the uniqueness of Las Vegas? Why can't we celebrate it?

Vegas is not another rust belt steel mill town.

There are elements common to all cities that Vegas shares with other medium sized cities, but it's a very special place.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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The Strip/Fremont is unique. The rest appears about the same to me.

The girls that moved here, I would have never expected them to do this. I was rather shocked (that was before I lived here) but...to each their own.

They have not crashed and burned yet and I am sure there are many who don't. America doesn't like to hear the success stories, they want the garbage stories so that it will justify their original ideas as to how something will turn out. (the ole, "I told ya so")

Just saying that there are two sides to a story and it is not all bad. So, what the OP perceives as bad, is not necessarily the truth. It is just their perception of good and bad.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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why are people trying to deny the uniqueness of Las Vegas? Why can't we celebrate it?
I think people celebrate by complaining.

Anyway, I bet if people planned and researched their trip to Vegas before coming, then their experience would be a lot better.

The days of free buffets, The Rat Pack and Elvis Live are gone. But Vegas still found a way to provide a tourist with The Rat Pack, Elvis Live and eat at a buffet for free(if they gambled enough). Just gotta do your research.



Sent from cell...
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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His answer....and a DIRECT QUOTE...."The Book of Mormon say that WE can not gamble....but it doesnt say we can't profit from those that do."
Actually, the Book of Mormon doesn't even address the issue. As far as your source is concerned, I don't care who he is or who he is descended from, he does not define LDS doctrine. He can do nothing more than voice his own opinion, which he has obviously done in this case.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Actually, the Book of Mormon doesn't even address the issue. As far as your source is concerned, I don't care who he is or who he is descended from, he does not define LDS doctrine. He can do nothing more than voice his own opinion, which he has obviously done in this case.
A self-serving opinion at that. I really cant see how a good and obedient man of the Lord could make money off vice.

But it makes vegas all the more interesting with LDS folks existing side by side with hookers in the supermarket.
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