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Old 03-26-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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That is kinda cool, but how about all those glow necklaces that are going to end up in landfills...
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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all those glow necklaces that are going to end up in landfills...
HAHAHAH!!! So true
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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How silly..

Oh well.. guess I will have to switch on ALL my lights in my house to make up for the silliness in Vegas.

Just more tree-hugging Californians pushing their idea of "Global warming" on those of us in NV that know its a money making people control scam.
It's happening all over the world. paris, london, etc
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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IMO...the casinos are just trying to save some money on the electric bill, due to gambling tourism on the decline.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Here's a memory of the last time the lights went out on the strip:

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They come. Methodical, relentless, three minutes apart one after another after another like a great buffet line of lights inbound for McCarran Airport. Once there the passengers are disgorged to the risks and pleasures of Sin City. Few go home richer, most go home poorer. Many come back and do it again, three minutes apart towards the calling lights and sounds of Vegas.

The view from my hillside home is a panoramic view of the valley beginning at the water towers of Nellis Air Force Base - home of the fighter pilot. It moves past the Stratosphere reaching above the skyline. Then, beyond the MGM which turns the night horizon bright green to the beacon from the Luxor reaching up from the gold colors of the Mandalay Bay. It beckons the dreamers from around the world and dims for nobody when they leave.


Not so many years ago, about the same time as I'm writing this tonight, the impossible happened. The lights went out. Our world changed that night. The pall of darkness that hung over the city was not peaceful. It was eerie and foreboding. I stood in the Ambulance bay that night under the darkened silhouette of the Stratosphere in fear for my friends in New York. Those of us working that night could only wonder when would it happen here?


After a (long) time the planes returned. The grand lights of western decadence returned. The mayor refilled his gin glass. The showgirls danced and the poker players bet. The terrorists didn't win did they! But those of us in Emergency Services still ponder thoughts of, when will it happen here? relentless three minutes apart...
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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So did anyone see it last night? Did they really do it or was it all hype and for that matter, did anyone care?

I cant see a bunch of out of town gamblers even bothering to stop playing the slots to stand outside in the darkness... but who knows..
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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strip was crowded.. tons of video on youtube just enter las vegas earth
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Home!
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So did anyone see it last night? Did they really do it or was it all hype and for that matter, did anyone care?

I cant see a bunch of out of town gamblers even bothering to stop playing the slots to stand outside in the darkness... but who knows..

Yes, but there are many tourists who come for more than just gambling, such as sightseeing and that would be a sight to see!! I like to gamble A BIT and I would definitely run out to check it out if I were there!
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Boop boop Out Go The Lights!
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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FYI, this is not the first time the lights have been turned off in Las Vegas. It's been done several times for various reasons. Usually it's out of respect for the death(s) of someone important. It's just symbolic so I don't see why anyone would get worked up over it, especially those who don't live here, or are new here, and don't have a clue as to our local community traditions, etc.
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