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Old 08-08-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Good for you. But I don't believe you're in LV, you're just trolling to slam LA for reasons only known to you.
He has been posting here way to long to be a TROLL and I don't see his comments as negative against CA. Holy Cow, you don't live in CA and maybe never will for all we know and yet you post on CA threads and no one calls you a TROLL. Some people love the heat, others can't stand the desert weather.

BTW, I notice you say you pay on income tax That is very interesting as you are planning on moving to CA where the COL is among the highest in the country. Good luck. I can understand bty, why you choose not to relocate to NV.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Tampa & Las Vegas
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Vegas has its own unique culture. I'm good with that and anyone moving here should be.

Museums? Check, got 'em. The Mob Museum and the Pinball Museum.

Performing Arts? We have more than almost any other city. Every major resort on the Strip IS a Performing Arts Center.

PLEASE don't move here and attempt to make LV a smaller version of wherever you are now.

The arrogance to think that a city or its people should change to meet your values is astounding.

Vegas is unique, even when compared to all cities worldwide. Let's keep it that way.

-von
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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A man who made $20 million last year, discovers he has a valuable Picasso in his house appraised at $10 million and he wishes to donate it to a museum. How much will that lower his tax load by donating it?
Charitable contributions are not tax loopholes.

Please articulate five tax loopholes that exist today -- or that have exited in the past, say, 30 years.

I dare you.

In fact, I double-dog dare you.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:38 PM
 
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Huh?! You’re not actually asking me about weather outside versus interior temperatures are you? Or is this a reading comprehension thing as in past instances? No, I don’t want it to be 75 as a high for May, June, July, etc. Thats way too cold for summer weather and I like a real summer with warm temperatures. Just because I like it 90 outside for swimming though doesn’t mean I like it 90 for sleeping or working on my computer or even hiking for that matter. 75 is fantastic hiking weather. If I’m going hiking around Las Vegas I’ll avoid it during the summer and that would probably be more of a February, March, April, October, November kind of thing for me. Different things have different temperatures that are ideal.

The biggest traffic thing I notice in Vegas is long lights. Looong like never seen any light that long in my life kinda thing. But if you hit a number in a row right, you’ll breeze through so fast. It may be more efficient the way Vegas does it anyway rather than constant 20 seconds lights that keep changing and building up traffic. I hope one day I can be like the locals and redefine what traffic means lol. We had an Uber driver complain about traffic while going 50 on the freeway. Not sure where he learned the word but that ain’t traffic! If you’re going between 0 and 15, that’s traffic! If you’re nearly going the speed limit there’s no traffic.
I solve the long lights by speeding. On a 45 road do 50 - 55. On a 35 road do 40 -45. I'm flabbergasted that the "engineers" that design these things are so stupid. And I swear to God they don't drive.

Sahara is a street that I find it's possible to do the speed limit and make the lights. Sometimes.

I saw an interesting thing the other day for the first time. The sun reflecting off the silver back of a stop sign so brightly that i could not see. Anyone have some flat black paint?
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:40 AM
Status: "Goodbye Portland, Hello Las Vegas!" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Hahaha that’s hilarious! You locals actually drive, I sure noticed that. I was the slow poke in the right lane nervously doing 5 over and getting passed. Vegas drivers seem nice, nobody honked in the 9 days I drove there, they just passed me and that was that. I love how they drive!

I am baffled, how are the Strip shows not qualified as performing art? There is ballet, acrobatics, theater, music, etc. Did I miss the memo that to be “high art” something must ONLY appeal to snobs and absolutely must be boring?! Most cities don’t have nearly as much performing art as Vegas. It’s not even remotely close, especially per capita. Difference is I actually like what the Strip offers!

I can’t wait to be all moved in. I loved the heat all 9 days, granted it isn’t a very hot summer in Vegas this year. Seemed quite nice to me. I also noticed when there is “bad weather” it often seems to pass quickly or the storm lasts a few hours not days on end.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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how are the Strip shows not qualified as performing art?

It is not art unless it became unpopular long ago.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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Hahaha thatís hilarious! You locals actually drive, I sure noticed that. I was the slow poke in the right lane nervously doing 5 over and getting passed. Vegas drivers seem nice, nobody honked in the 9 days I drove there, they just passed me and that was that. I love how they drive!

I am baffled, how are the Strip shows not qualified as performing art? There is ballet, acrobatics, theater, music, etc. Did I miss the memo that to be ďhigh artĒ something must ONLY appeal to snobs and absolutely must be boring?! Most cities donít have nearly as much performing art as Vegas. Itís not even remotely close, especially per capita. Difference is I actually like what the Strip offers!

I canít wait to be all moved in. I loved the heat all 9 days, granted it isnít a very hot summer in Vegas this year. Seemed quite nice to me. I also noticed when there is ďbad weatherĒ it often seems to pass quickly or the storm lasts a few hours not days on end.
Vegas driving was a lot better 10-15 years ago.. now with the huge influx of california people moving here, it is getting pretty crazy.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:41 PM
 
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Good for you. But I don't believe you're in LV, you're just trolling to slam LA for reasons only known to you.
IIRC, that poster was born and at least partially raised in the LA metro.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:51 PM
Status: "Goodbye Portland, Hello Las Vegas!" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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It is not art unless it became unpopular long ago.
Hahaha this is hilarious but true.

I will say, I donít care for LA in many ways, but the actual driver quality I will defend vigorously. Unless youíve lived in Portland you probably donít realize how bad drivers can be, but I thought the drivers in LA are for the most part amazing. They understand how to merge quickly, they drive aggressively, and they can often make quick maneuvers that wouldnít be necessary in many cities. I always thought the driver quality was high. The traffic, however, was terrible so most of the time it didnít even matter. Too bad of traffic.
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:38 AM
 
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Based on my experience what I really don't like Las Vegas, is that while seems pretty much the norm to encounter unhelpful and even to the point of being short-tempered personnel whether its city government personnel/staff, parking garage attendants(whether municipal or private), doorman/service personnel or parking valets, bus drivers, vacation rental salesman, etc. People who normally one would expect to act politely and professionally towards paying patrons(who supposingly help put bread on their tables(not the gaming table or is it)). Apparently, there are many people who are not fit for being "the face of the city" yet somehow being there. Its like Los Angeles but sometimes can be even worse than Los Angeles.
It appears getting a simple question answered they can make go around in circles for hours and playing phone or email tag, apparently, there just seems no incentive to be helpful in this city. Or that so many people are so bad probably due to compulsive gambling, drinking, and other sinful daily habits that depends on luck, you will not fill the position if you are picky about getting someone who is suited to do the job. I am surprised that the business owners/staff in "Chinatown" are actually the most customer-friendly folks I encountered in this city and actually treat paying patrons like such. The opposite way around than in Los Angeles where Chinatown is known for its rudeness though LA's rudeness seem to be evenly spread. Apparently, in Las Vegas those groups I mentioned above will somehow let you know that they woke up on the wrong side of the bed today and that they lost their fortune or their girlfriend the night before, you better not make my job harder or I will take it out on you. On the flip side those feeling lucky that day would be very nice and happy to serve you.

Also Las Vegas unlike most other cities with an International Airport doesn't seem to have much options for off-airport parking. Or park and stay options. I am guessing its because maybe it used to be people just leave their car parked at a large hotel garage(or with a free valet parking) after a night stay, thus making park and stays unnecessary, however those days are long over many hotels who used to offer generous free parking both self and valet now charge a hefty sum per night of parking. And parking garages downtown despite having posted daily rates will threaten to tow people who park there and fly or park and ride the bus/train for that matter, it seems an illegal threat as there isn't a maximum parking limit posted anywhere in the garage or on the entrance ticket just the rate per day. I learned that in Nevada, vehicles can only be removed from a parking facility if there is a sign on every entrance stating the conditions of stay in the parking lot and that violators of the posted conditions of stay could be towed in certain size font with the statue that authorize towing and those must be followed to the letter. This is not too different than in California or most all other states as well. Though I see no such sign anywhere on any of downtown's garages. Just the hourly daily rates and limitation of liability.

Yes it makes no sense however only in Vegas would one looking for parking(near the downtown Las Vegas bus station) be literally told to "get lost" and park at the airport when they are only merely looking for a place to park so they could ride the bus or train(Amtrak thruway connection to be exact) out of town from Las Vegas bus station, not flying out. Anyone living in Southern Nevada having the same experience? Apparently, their lame excuse is that if they allow parking likethis no one would park at the more expensive airport lots. This is not true as downtown is miles away from the airport, taxi is going to be expensive especially given the traffic through Las Vegas, which negates any cost savings of parking downtown instead of the airport, though makes no sense to go to the airport when one is not going on a plane but taking the bus.

Don't even get me started on the drivers in Las Vegas. There is always crime and police activity at all hours, especially at night, once saw police stop a suspect only to nearly intentionally run over by another possibly his accomplice. And it appears Ambulance companies are the real constant jackpot winners in the city as medical emergencies happen none stop in this city.

On the postive side I like about Las Vegas is all these exotic hotels that make great attractions sometimes for dirt cheap, and that most part of the city and pretty much everything you need are within a twenty-minute drive when traffic is not bad anyways. Also like in Arizona, there are no stupid carry out bag restrictions or mandatory fees unlike in California, Oregon, and parts of Washington in any Nevada city due to Dillion's rule forbidding cities from passing such ordinances, this goes for straws as well.

Last edited by citizensadvocate; 08-19-2019 at 01:58 AM..
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