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Old 06-30-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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The humidity average has doubled since I moved here.
The June 2013 average humidity was 10%
June 2019 average 22%
June 2018 17%

When you bring in a bunch of plants and trees, you need to water them. They expel o2. It drives up the humidity. That's why the rain forests are so damn humid.

Vegas is about to exceed the year's average rain fall and the year is only halfway through.

It's all the morons planting grass and trees trying to make the desert look like the craphole they come from instead of enjoying the desert they CHOSE to move to.
Transpiration is the process by which moisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of leaves, where it changes to vapor and is released to the atmosphere. Transpiration is essentially evaporation of water from plant leaves.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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Here is a clue for those concerned about 'corporate greed': businesses exist to make a profit.
The problem is that if the business does succeed and turns a profit, the amount isn't definable and it is up to those running the show to figure out how much profit is enough and what it takes to obtain that amount. This is where the issue is. Anymore running a company seems to be all about greed. All these folks rake in huge salaries and/or stock options, and they could careless what happens to the company, the economy of the area, etc. as soon as they felt like they've gotten theirs. Many are so wealthy, they could pack up and leave within a day if they wanted to, and some do just that. The top folks at MGM make millions. Does it really take an income of $1.6M to $5M to live a good life in Las Vegas? Even if these folks pay half their income in taxes, that still leaves these folks bringing home $800K-$2.5M per year. All the while it seems as if they can't stand the vast number of lower income employees asking for a raise, more benefits, etc.. These folks seem to be all about the quarterly financials and making such a big deal that the stock jumps. This is so they can either sell their insider shares or at least have a larger stock price if a buyout happens and they get the boot.

Those at the top don't want just profit, they want maximum profit. Unfortunately this has caused those running the show to cut wages, cut benefits, etc., which has had a ripple effect on the marriage rate, child birth rate, number of kids people have, debt loads, etc.. Even so, so long as the common person chooses to live the life of a free spender, a select few will become extraordinarily wealthy. Of course this is why a good portion of the country supports a political party that wants to give them free healthcare, free tuition, pay-off their student loans, free childcare, free housing, free food, subsidized transit, etc..
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Originally Posted by EA View Post
The humidity average has doubled since I moved here.
The June 2013 average humidity was 10%
June 2019 average 22%
June 2018 17%

When you bring in a bunch of plants and trees, you need to water them. They expel o2. It drives up the humidity. That's why the rain forests are so damn humid.

Vegas is about to exceed the year's average rain fall and the year is only halfway through.

It's all the morons planting grass and trees trying to make the desert look like the craphole they come from instead of enjoying the desert they CHOSE to move to.
The arrival of the monsoon is much more the cause of the June humidity in Las Vegas. June of 2011 for instance had an average of 19% RH.

Yes of course the local conditions effect humidity. So plants, buildings and concrete all have an effect. But in LV they are all over ridden by the monsoon. Monsoon is late it is hot and very dry. Monsoon is early it is cooler and wetter.

Note that Las Vegas exists because it was wet. It had trees and grass.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:07 AM
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Location: Las Vegas
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I like that you deny literally everything.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:15 AM
 
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In fact, it is game theoretic: hoteliers MUST move more and more of the total compensation out of the room rate because the competition has incentive to do the same.
I think that's part of the problem with game theory with regards to pricing is that customers feel like they are being "played" as suckers (which apparently they are), when they book a room and have no idea what they are really going to pay with all the additional fees and charges. They can call the fees whatever creative names they want, but all most people really care about when they decide where to stay is what am I going to pay, and what value am I going to get for my money? If the fees and charges aren't clearly disclosed up front then people feel like suckers when they get their bill, and it leaves a bad taste in their mouth for the next time they are thinking about where to go on vacation.

I think Vegas needs to hurry up and figure out who their future customer is and what they are capable of paying, because China may no longer be it, and there's a lot of broke younger people out there in America saddled with student loans and high rents that can't afford to gamble, let alone have an experiential Instgram worthy Vegas trip if they are going to be fee'd to death. Just sayin...
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:43 AM
 
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I actually saw the video the OP posted. I posted a reply to it. I post a copy of that here:

Either these things are sustainable or they'll be self correcting. The casinos know who's coming and what they're spending. If these charges and policies were costing them customers, they'd know it and modify them. While it may be costing them bodies on the property, they ones they're losing may not be ones the care about (meaning make money off of.) The customers who likely complain the most about these thing are likely the customers who spend the least, and who, frankly, the casinos could care less about, because they're not profitable to service
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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Those at the top don't want just profit, they want maximum profit. Unfortunately this has caused those running the show to cut wages, cut benefits, etc., which has had a ripple effect on the marriage rate, child birth rate, number of kids people have, debt loads, etc.. Even so, so long as the common person chooses to live the life of a free spender, a select few will become extraordinarily wealthy. Of course this is why a good portion of the country supports a political party that wants to give them free healthcare, free tuition, pay-off their student loans, free childcare, free housing, free food, subsidized transit, etc..
Unfortunately this isn't just a Vegas problem this is a problem with the Corporate oligarchy the USA has morphed into over the last 30-40 years. Corporations have a fiduciary duty to maximize profits, so they have an obligation to pay employees as low a wage as they can get away with, while extracting as much money from their customers as they possibly can without driving them away. And since corporations aren't people (contrary to what congress would have us believe), they have no emotional tie or obligation to any community, person, or entity that they employ or do business with. So they must carry on in total indifference as to whether they help or hurt anything external to them in the process.

Doesn't surprise me at all that people vote they way they do now, there's more broke people than ever and I don't think it's because they are all lazy and stupid...
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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I like that you deny literally everything.
Only that which is wrong or misleading. Some here specialize in that.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Doesn't surprise me at all that people vote they way they do now, there's more broke people than ever and I don't think it's because they are all lazy and stupid...
Elections are nothing more than a demographic head count these days.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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Couldn't one say "corporate greed" is one of the biggest reasons Vegas even exists? Why else would we live in a desert if there weren't massive casinos that employ the population. Just like when people were freaking out about parking fees. Major cities throughout the US have parking fees on high-volume areas. Its been a year or two now since parking fees became a thing and I still haven't paid for parking every time I've been on the strip. Find a casino that offers free local parking and walk. Get some exercise while indulging yourself with a beer in each hand.
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