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Old 08-18-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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A big (and sometimes the biggest) reason why people move is for the job market and whether or not it's competitive to the point jobs are scarce.

Aside from the murder/crime rate, homelessness, wages(depends on your field and the company) and scorpions, coyotes and other critters everything else the OP said is questionable or something that can't be controlled(the wind, and I guess the wildlife, scorpions, etc. It IS a desert).
Exactly right. In addition, most people living in Las Vegas do not run their own company, like JonathanLB, but the people that do are often greedy enough to begin with by setting up shop in NV for the benefit of the tax structure only. Based on his stated approach right here on this thread, I'd say JonathanLB could care less about Las Vegas or any of its inner workings as long as it continues to fullfil a 100% self-serving purpose. This is a prime example of why different tiers of people just can't be normal amongst one another in a community like that.
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Old 08-21-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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Exactly right. In addition, most people living in Las Vegas do not run their own company, like JonathanLB, but the people that do are often greedy enough to begin with by setting up shop in NV for the benefit of the tax structure only. Based on his stated approach right here on this thread, I'd say JonathanLB could care less about Las Vegas or any of its inner workings as long as it continues to fullfil a 100% self-serving purpose. This is a prime example of why different tiers of people just can't be normal amongst one another in a community like that.
Income taxes are bull****. Try forking over more than half of your paycheck to never be seen again, and you may feel a little different about it.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Income taxes are bull****. Try forking over more than half of your paycheck to never be seen again, and you may feel a little different about it.
Don't look at how the government says they spend that money, or you'll be even more upset.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Summerlin South
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The major wind storms are typically around Easter. Those are horrible and I usually get out of town during that month or so. Wind is the second most significant weather factor here besides the summer heat.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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Income taxes are bull****. Try forking over more than half of your paycheck to never be seen again, and you may feel a little different about it.
Do that. Where do you think the roads etc come. Its the cost of living in this wonderful country. If we don't pay it where will it come from. We aren't greedy people. Have you been some place like Africa? India? You want to live like that? Look at China polluting their own country and people in mass moving over here.

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Don't look at how the government says they spend that money, or you'll be even more upset.

Once we pay taxes its out of our hands. Thing that upsets me more is what congress and senate pay themselves and their bennies. That has got to stop somehow.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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That's a song that glam rock band Korn sing about isn't it?
Korn is considered nu metal, not glam rock. Wrong decade, love.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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3) Sense of community does not necessarily have to define as a church group or cult type mentality. Regarding the OP in this case, it is inferred that there is low stability in neighborhoods coupled with the fact that people tend to clam up and have zero interaction with each other. For example, a neighbor passing by you on the street and just turning their head to see what you're up to, not waving or presenting any interest in being cordial or polite to even acknowledge you, their neighbor. There seems to be a sweep spot, though, maybe in the ~250k price range around certain parts of Henderson. Although from personal experience that spans a decade of moving all around the city, I have found that the more money you have to spend there the worse your neighbors will be in terms of having any trace amounts of tact and/or class. You get into Summerlin and people over there think they are the lifeblood of our civilization... and I'm not being facetious either. Over at Tivoli Village it is quite humorous to watch all those people pull up in their Bentley or RR truly believing that they are attending the be-all/end-all of farmers markets and restaurants.
I always say hello to my neighbors, but it's not like where I grew up and had real conversations. My neighborhood definitely does not have that community feel.

When i hike with my dogs and say hello to most people, I get a response of about 50%. People are just not friendly. It doesn't bother me, but that's what it is.

When I was checking out The Lakes area, people were very friendly. I guess they were happy to be alive. It could just have been that one day, but it seems like it would be nice to live there
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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Default Living in Vegas

Wow, you must be one unhappy person. Maybe to YOU, things are bad. I love living here. Sure, things are very expensive on the Strip. If people pay those high prices for meals etc. , then they will continue to charge them. Guess what? If a restaurant isn't getting much business one of the first things they will do is lower prices. If that is not happening, that means people are paying those prices. For me, I would never spend $200 on ANY meal for two people. Its not worth it to me. Many people that live here do not go to buffets. I personally enjoy a decent buffet. Is the food top notch ? No.
But, its hard to screw up eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, ham. As long as its a clean place its fine with me. My wife and I love Red Rock Casinos buffet. I play poker and earn enough points to get free buffets all the time. This doesn't pertain to the strip but as an example as another thing I wouldnt do and waste my money is..... vanity license plates. What a waste of money but people pay the extra money to do it. Why ? So people can say "ohhhh how cute your license plate is HOTGUY* or something to that affect lol
I enjoy low property taxes, no state income tax, no snow and salt ruining the roads, tons of things to do, sportsbooks, poker etc. Anyhow... just my two cents
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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.... vanity license plates. What a waste of money but people pay the extra money to do it. Why ? So people can say "ohhhh how cute your license plate is HOTGUY* or something to that affect lol
I like vanity plates like "My Benz" or "BMW". How else would someone know what kind of car you lease?
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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Do that. Where do you think the roads etc come. Its the cost of living in this wonderful country. If we don't pay it where will it come from. We aren't greedy people. Have you been some place like Africa? India? You want to live like that? Look at China polluting their own country and people in mass moving over here.
Tell me why, exactly, I should care about what goes on in Africa or India? Those places, in general, are mess. I don't live there, and I don't care what they do there. I have no desire to make the US into Africa or India.
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