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Old 08-06-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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Beggars are EVERYWHERE. In EVERY city.

I make it a point to do something different every time I get days off. Been doing that for 4 years and I still have plenty of things left to do.

The wind is great. It helps evaporate the sweat and keep us cool.

I do 3 jobs and make more than ever.

Can't comment on community. I don't care for people so I stick to myself.

Vegas is far less greedy than everywhere else I have been.

I don't gamble or drink or do drugs.

They are indeed. However, they seem to be in front of every store, intersection, highway exits, downtown, strip, everywhere here. We have some long threads about beggars in Vegas.

My husband jogs a lot in the morning. He sees them sleeping in the bushes by Fabulous Freddy's on Ft. Apache/Charleston, near Home Depot on Charleston/Hualapai. They threw out some homeless and their tents behind Costco in Summerlin thanks to the residents on Nextdoor complaining. A lot of news anchors also post on that site.

If you just have to give them something, give them food, not money.

Eventually I want to get out of Vegas and into a beach town. I love the beach and all outdoor activities, myself. I don't hate Vegas but I'd like to try living somewhere else. Look up any city you like on this site and there will be somebody complaining about it.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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More like personal opinions.
Like I said I can say I've met people who have been here since the 70's and knows the negative things that has changed LV.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Going to agree with others, it happens in EVERY city!

Just spent a week in San Francisco, stayed in Union Square which is the main shopping district. Even in one of the most "progressive" cities in the country, there is rampant homelessness, beggars sit outside McDonald's wanting money. Then there's the stench of urine when walking the streets.

As I have been saying for over 10 years now on this forum, there is no utopia out there. Every city has it's pros and cons and Vegas is no different.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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I may as well add my 2 cents as well since i am taking a break at the moment. And these are fun to answer.

1-Addiction-That is not exclusive to Las Vegas. It is a personal choice for people and it happens in every city, state, country in the world.

2-Doesn't make sense. Try making sense before you post.

3-Try going away from Strip properties and you can have a nice night out without spending so much. As for the casino's, of course they want your money. It's how they roll. Just don't give them your money, it's that simple.

4-Salaries are not the greatest for someone if they do not have skills. You cannot expect to make $25 an hour flipping burgers or cleaning toilets. Never going to happen.

5-The only thing boring is you. You seem to have a very negative mind set. There is a lot to do away from the Strip and downtown. You just have to actually venture outside a little more and find these things.

6-You can either drive to California in a few hours, or drive to southern Utah, or go to Arizona, or head up north and visit OJ in prison. But you better hurry, they are releasing him in the beginning of October. If you cannot visit anyone locally, chances are you never made any friends. Friends help ease the boredom somewhat. If no one wants to be your friend, chances are it is from your negative downer attitude you take with you everywhere.

7-Artificial city: I think that you believe that the Strip is the entire city. It is not even in the city of Las Vegas. Branch out a little away from that area and you find neighborhoods full of people that are like anywhere else in the country/world/universe. You are really limiting yourself. Go to a library at least. Get a book that will help you to be more friendly.

8-Murders and murder/suicides: Newsflash! This isn't an exclusive to Las Vegas thing. Yes, there are a lot of kooks that will drive all the way to Las Vegas or fly in just to kill themselves after they gamble away their life savings. That is never the answer, and it's worse when they take innocent people with them.

9-Wind storms. 65 mph regularly? Really? We had one last month or so that was around 70 mph and did a lot of damage. One. ONE. ONE. ONE. ONE. Quit exaggerating. Yes it does get windy here. Most of the time it is breezy. It is the desert. That is typical of the desert.

10-Homelessness. Every city and state has them. Even other countries. Imagine that. But, most of the sign people you see at a lot of intersections are not really homeless at all. They go home at the end of their shifts and are right back there the next day. They make a lot of money doing this, so why would they need a real job? This pays better.
And you make it seem like the homeless are living on every street corner, in the street, etc. They do this downtown, off of Owens, by the Salvation army, the strip, downtown, etc. Homeless camps all over the place. But it is not everywhere.

Good luck on your move and don't let the door hit you on the way out. In your next town, when that doesn't work out and the next and so on, instead of ranting and raving and trashing the entire city and it's residents, do the grown up thing instead: Just quietly move on. That is what normal intelligent people do. So it didn't work out. Change your attitude and you change your life.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:11 PM
 
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Hilarious!!
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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To paraphrase Samuel Johnson (who was referring to 18th century London):

When a man is tired of Las Vegas, he is tired of life.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I disagree with the OP, now is the time to move here before things start to get really expensive

Vegas is booming but you ain't seen nothing yet
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:42 PM
 
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I disagree with the OP, now is the time to move here before things start to get really expensive

Vegas is booming but you ain't seen nothing yet
Your setting people up for failure just by saying that.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If you've been here since the 70s and don't like the way things have changed then you are just a grumpy old man/woman
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Your setting people up for failure just by saying that.
I will personally email the influx of millions of people that were about to move here just because of my comment and tell them not to come just because of your comment
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