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Thinking of relocating to Las Vegas, how's life there ?

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    #201 81 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    I get that, but as soon as one of your loved ones is kidnapped and time is of an essence, you would most likely be saying, "Fuck consent. Look at all my neighbors cameras and any nearby cameras asap"
    Always cracks me up when people are quick to demand rights, privacy, etc..., until they become an actual victim. All of a sudden, rights, privacy and defund the police don't apply.
    One more thing, I'm pretty sure police aren't bored enough to just sit there and look at your and everyone else's camera footage. I don't think it's that big of a deal if you have nothing to hide.

    Everything is always an emergency with government and law enforcement.

    What always cracks me up is conservatives that have somehow bought this narrative of any kind of government (e.g police) are somehow always the good guys and you should trust everything they do or ask of them. Why conservatives and not liberals? Because as conservatives, we ‘should’ already understand this private citizen-to-governance relationship in proper terms, so when you don’t its just sad.

    And you always seem to say “privacy is not a big deal if you have nothing to hide” too… wake up man. Seriously.

    #202 81 days ago
    Quoted from skink91:

    What always cracks me up is conservatives that have somehow bought this narrative of any kind of government (e.g police) are somehow always the good guys and you should trust everything they do or ask of them.

    LOL

    -1
    #203 80 days ago
    Quoted from skink91:

    Everything is always an emergency with government and law enforcement.
    What always cracks me up is conservatives that have somehow bought this narrative of any kind of government (e.g police) are somehow always the good guys and you should trust everything they do or ask of them. Why conservatives and not liberals? Because as conservatives, we ‘should’ already understand this private citizen-to-governance relationship in proper terms, so when you don’t its just sad.
    And you always seem to say “privacy is not a big deal if you have nothing to hide” too… wake up man. Seriously.

    If you'd quit believing everything you see on the news and do your own research, you'd see police has always been the cleanest profession in the nation. Even above the clergy, doctors, teachers, etc...

    They make millions of contacts without incident and help millions of people, but those news stories are boring, so are never shown. The few stories where police screw up, always make headlines. Most people watching the news are naive and easily manipulated, so people believe police are the bad guys. Educate yourself, man, seriously.

    #204 80 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    If you'd quit believing everything you see on the news and do your own research, you'd see police has always been the cleanest profession in the nation. Even above the clergy, doctors, teachers, etc...
    They make millions of contacts without incident and help millions of people, but those news stories are boring, so are never shown. The few stories where police screw up, always make headlines. Most people watching the news are naive and easily manipulated, so people believe police are the bad guys. Educate yourself, man, seriously.

    Ha. Sure.

    #205 80 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    Educate yourself, man, seriously.

    Good point. Skip college. Read the internet.

    #206 80 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    The few stories where police screw up,

    You have this wrong. Police "screw up" a LOT, but relatively few cases become national news. We had a ton of ridiculous police stuff happen around here, like raping prisoners on the way to the jail and shooting little dogs for no reason (no threat) that never became national news, but were still "screw ups" that are unfortunately pretty common. Police accountability in the form of a licensing board and actual training regimen so they're like doctors is really needed. Lose your police license, you can't just move to another city and start screwing up again, you're out of the police game. There's a core of bad actors that keep screwing up that make the general police pool look incredibly bad. But no one knows how big that core is. 20%? 30%? 50%? No one knows.

    #207 80 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I'm willing to bet that intolerance could lead frustrated people to form mobs and engage in violent attacks.

    We already have violent and lawless mobs and many nefarious elites who are supporting them.

    #208 80 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    We already have violent and lawless mobs and many nefarious elites who are supporting them.

    Yep I was being facetious. We actually agree again.

    The intolerant violent and lawless mob attacking the Capitol was a disgrace as are the elected elites who pretend it never happened.

    Btw, I don't support any of the other intolerant violent mobs destroying property either. Assholes on both sides, buddy.

    #209 80 days ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    We already have violent and lawless mobs and many nefarious elites who are supporting them

    Yes, we saw a perfect example of this on January 6th at the Capitol.

    #210 80 days ago
    Quoted from PinMonk:

    But no one knows how big that core is. 20%? 30%? 50%? No one knows.

    LMAO! Sorry dude you just lost all credibility right there. Those numbers maybe apply in Mexico. The only people that would actually believe those numbers are criminals and those easily influenced, protesting-type, 20-something year olds.

    #211 80 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    LMAO! Sorry dude you just lost all credibility right there. Those numbers maybe apply in Mexico. The only people that would actually believe those numbers are criminals and those easily influenced, protesting-type, 20-something year olds.

    Well, the fact that NO ONE KNOWS pretty much means NO ONE KNOWS. I can't lose credibility when you can't point to a detailed study spelling it out. It's not been studied rigorously at even the county level nationwide, let alone all the cities in the USA, and police unions would fight tooth an nail to make sure it stays that way. We only know what little we know because of reporters following these "bad cops" as they pull up stakes and be bad somewhere else with no authority there to make sure that doesn't happen.

    #212 80 days ago
    Quoted from skink91:

    Everything is always an emergency with government and law enforcement.
    What always cracks me up is conservatives that have somehow bought this narrative of any kind of government (e.g police) are somehow always the good guys and you should trust everything they do or ask of them. Why conservatives and not liberals? Because as conservatives, we ‘should’ already understand this private citizen-to-governance relationship in proper terms, so when you don’t its just sad.
    And you always seem to say “privacy is not a big deal if you have nothing to hide” too… wake up man. Seriously.

    Yeah mahhhn! They are out to get you! Black helicopters circling around above your head. Wake up mahhhn!!!

    #213 80 days ago
    Quoted from PinMonk:

    Well, the fact that NO ONE KNOWS pretty much means NO ONE KNOWS. I can't lose credibility when you can't point to a detailed study spelling it out. It's not been studied rigorously at even the county level nationwide, let alone all the cities in the USA, and police unions would fight tooth an nail to make sure it stays that way. We only know what little we know because of reporters following these "bad cops" as they pull up stakes and be bad somewhere else with no authority there to make sure that doesn't happen.

    Quoted from PinMonk:

    You have this wrong. Police "screw up" a LOT, but relatively few cases become national news. We had a ton of ridiculous police stuff happen around here, like raping prisoners on the way to the jail and shooting little dogs for no reason (no threat) that never became national news, but were still "screw ups" that are unfortunately pretty common. Police accountability in the form of a licensing board and actual training regimen so they're like doctors is really needed. Lose your police license, you can't just move to another city and start screwing up again, you're out of the police game. There's a core of bad actors that keep screwing up that make the general police pool look incredibly bad. But no one knows how big that core is. 20%? 30%? 50%? No one knows.

    Quoted from PinMonk:

    You have this wrong. Police "screw up" a LOT, but relatively few cases become national news. We had a ton of ridiculous police stuff happen around here, like raping prisoners on the way to the jail and shooting little dogs for no reason (no threat) that never became national news, but were still "screw ups" that are unfortunately pretty common. Police accountability in the form of a licensing board and actual training regimen so they're like doctors is really needed. Lose your police license, you can't just move to another city and start screwing up again, you're out of the police game. There's a core of bad actors that keep screwing up that make the general police pool look incredibly bad. But no one knows how big that core is. 20%? 30%? 50%? No one knows.

    I’d say at least 75%! What sayeth you up in Blaine, Mn! We must expose these goofs of trust and law forces!

    #214 79 days ago
    Quoted from Monte:

    Yeah mahhhn! They are out to get you! Black helicopters circling around above your head. Wake up mahhhn!!!

    Quoted from Monte:

    I’d say at least 75%! What sayeth you up in Blaine, Mn! We must expose these goofs of trust and law forces!

    If you are just trying to make me out to be a crackpot because I believe there are major problems with law enforcement and governance in this country right now, and private citizens should not cozy up to it? Fine. Thats your opinion and you have the right to it.

    The idea of government/law being able to take recordings of everything DOES make me uneasy, and I can’t understand how any thinking person could have a different opinion.

    #215 79 days ago
    Quoted from skink91:

    If you are just trying to make me out to be a crackpot because I believe there are major problems with law enforcement and governance in this country right now, and private citizens should not cozy up to it? Fine. Thats your opinion and you have the right to it.
    The idea of government/law being able to take recordings of everything DOES make me uneasy, and I can’t understand how any thinking person could have a different opinion.

    i bet jussie smollett feels this way also

    #216 79 days ago
    Quoted from belairjoe:

    i bet jussie smollett feels this way also

    I’m not talking about officer bodycams (which I think should be mandatory)

    #217 79 days ago
    Quoted from skink91:

    I’m not talking about officer bodycams (which I think should be mandatory)

    he was caught lying from footage of street cameras not bodycam...i also agree on police bodycams should be mandatory

    #218 79 days ago
    Quoted from belairjoe:

    ...i also agree on police bodycams should be mandatory

    and officers should NOT have the ability to mute audio or start stop video. PERIOD.

    #219 79 days ago
    Quoted from belairjoe:

    he was caught lying from footage of street cameras not bodycam...i also agree on police bodycams should be mandatory

    Good then. I am just advocating against unfettered access to private recordings.

    #220 79 days ago

    Breaking News to get this on topic.
    Its still Hot in Vegas. Confirmed.

    #222 79 days ago

    It would be pretty cool to spend some extended time living in Vegas. Like rent something very close to the new pinball hall of fame. Stay for a year or so. This could very well happen for me someday, I would like that.

    #223 79 days ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    It would be pretty cool to spend some extended time living in Vegas. Like rent something very close to the new pinball hall of fame. Stay for a year or so. This could very well happen for me someday, I would like that.

    Yep that's where we are headed. Renting out our house here and renting a house in Vegas for a year, see how we enjoy it and figure it from there.

    Renting is tricky too, there's a decent amount of houses on the market, but once you click the box "pet accepted" it narrows down to way way less.

    #224 79 days ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    It would be pretty cool to spend some extended time living in Vegas. Like rent something very close to the new pinball hall of fame. Stay for a year or so. This could very well happen for me someday, I would like that.

    You could try renting an airbnb for a month, would give you the feel of living in a home in Vegas without worrying about getting furniture, setting up utilities and all that kinda stuff. Basically put your mail at home on hold, roll up with a suitcase to a Vegas airbnb and live there trouble free as you explore.

    #225 79 days ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:It would be pretty cool to spend some extended time living in Vegas. Like rent something very close to the new pinball hall of fame. Stay for a year or so. This could very well happen for me someday, I would like that.

    Many apartment complexes with units available in the area..... C'mon down!

    -3
    #226 78 days ago
    Quoted from PinMonk:

    Well, the fact that NO ONE KNOWS pretty much means NO ONE KNOWS. I can't lose credibility when you can't point to a detailed study spelling it out. It's not been studied rigorously at even the county level nationwide, let alone all the cities in the USA, and police unions would fight tooth an nail to make sure it stays that way. We only know what little we know because of reporters following these "bad cops" as they pull up stakes and be bad somewhere else with no authority there to make sure that doesn't happen.

    You sound more and more ridiculous with every post. Just because "no one knows" doesn't mean you have the green light to spout nonsense, unless you don't care how ridiculous you sound. "No one knows" how many Pinsiders are alcoholics, but it would be way stupid and ridiculous to come here and say that I believe 50% of Pinsiders are alcoholics and justify my statement because "no one really knows" the true numbers. With such a ridiculous statement, I would quickly lose my credibility here and probably put on ignore by many Pinsiders. Good gawd, how old are you, dude?

    #227 78 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    You sound more and more ridiculous with every post. Just because "no one knows" doesn't mean you have the green light to spout nonsense, unless you don't care how ridiculous you sound. "No one knows" how many Pinsiders are alcoholics, but it would be way stupid and ridiculous to come here and say that I believe 50% of Pinsiders are alcoholics and justify my statement because "no one really knows" the true numbers. With such a ridiculous statement, I would quickly lose my credibility here and probably put on ignore by many Pinsiders. Good gawd, how old are you, dude?

    I didn't say any such thing. I posed a question, and a discerning reader would know that the 50% was obvious hyperbole, as was CLEAR from the non-linear progression of questioned percentages. Note that it started wondering about 20%, then 30% then jumped straight to 50%. AND in the same paragraph I was still saying NO ONE KNOWS. These are not hard English constructs for the average native speaker to understand, but somehow you missed it completely.

    All we DO know is the real number of bad cops is NOT ZERO, as you posit. That's all that matters. But NO ONE KNOWS the actual percentage of bad cops out there, except that it's a nonzero number.

    Got it?

    #228 78 days ago
    Quoted from PinMonk:a discerning reader would know that the 50% was obvious hyperbole

    HAHAHA serious backtracking there huh? At least you're starting to understand how ridiculous your statement was. Good job! AND (since we're using caps lol) I never said zero. You're something else, man.

    #229 78 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    HAHAHA serious backtracking there huh? At least you're starting to understand how ridiculous your statement was. Good job! AND (since we're using caps lol) I never said zero. You're something else, man.

    No backtracking there. I didn't change the content of my post AT ALL. I just helped you how to read and understand what you were reading, which you seemed to have difficulty with.

    My PERSONAL estimate of bad cops percentage is 10-20%, but that's just a guess based on reporting following bad cops from area to area. NO ONE KNOWS the real number and police unions are happy to do everything they can to keep it that way, but it's enough that there's no way "police has always been the cleanest profession in the nation" as you asserted.

    #230 78 days ago
    Quoted from rx3:

    At least you're starting to understand how ridiculous your statement was.

    Your self-awareness is quite impressive.

    #231 78 days ago
    Quoted from metallik:

    Yes, we saw a perfect example of this on January 6th at the Capitol.

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    Jeff

    #232 78 days ago

    Boo! No fun.

    #233 77 days ago

    Locals don't go to the strip unless they work there or play poker. (Fremont St gets more love from the locals with free concerts, better odds, and everything is cheaper than the strip.
    Our Governor is a moronic clown.
    Traffic isn't too bad (except where the two main freeways meet).
    There ALWAYS something to do here.
    Locals get a lot of free perks and offers at casinos.
    There's lots of work (right now people would rather live off of handouts and turn down jobs).
    It can get to 118 in the summer
    Sometimes it's humid.
    Rain/flooding can be an issue depending where you live (many places have improved on this over the past few years).
    I got 1.5 in of rain in 30 min last week.
    Drunk drivers are a problem.
    Crime is abundant in some areas.
    The homeless issue is rampant here (and most have severe mental issues and can be very dangerous).
    Friends and family are usually more likely to come visit (as opposed to living just about anywhere else).
    Hall of Fame (need I say more?).
    Healthcare can be an issue as specialist often have a waiting list of months for an appointment.
    Too many people coming in from CA bringing with them the values that ruined the areas where they live (I say this as someone who came from CA myself).
    We have machines that you can put in $3.00 and walk away with $10,000,000+
    Lots of new home construction here
    It's a crappy place to live if you are poor.
    It's a fairly good place for music as most bands will make a stop here (I saw 45+ concerts in one year)
    Some industries are.
    You need to always be aware of your surroundings here (from thieves, hoodlums, or oblivious drivers).
    I have seen more cars upside down on the freeway in the span of one year in LV than 35+ years living in Los Angeles.
    Flights are cheeps to and from here.
    The surfing here is nonexistent.
    The schools repeatedly rank as the absolute lowest in the nation.
    It's getting more crowded every day as people flee CA.
    Sports are really taking off here.
    Water is an issue (because we send so much of it to CA).
    You never have to worry about mowing your lawn (you will have rocks).
    There are lots of shows (locals can get cheap tickets).
    There is a wide range of people (ethnicity, classes, and intelligence levels) as most people living here are from somewhere else.
    Expect cracks in your windshield from all the rocks on the freeway.
    Expect anything you leave in your car to melt if you park outside in the summer (including parts of your car itself).

    #234 77 days ago
    Quoted from Dr_Smith:

    Locals don't go to the strip unless they work there or play poker. (Fremont St gets more love from the locals with free concerts, better odds, and everything is cheaper than the strip.
    Our Governor is a moronic clown.
    Traffic isn't too bad (except where the two main freeways meet).
    There ALWAYS something to do here.
    Locals get a lot of free perks and offers at casinos.
    There's lots of work (right now people would rather live off of handouts and turn down jobs).
    It can get to 100 in the summer
    Sometimes it's humid.
    Rain/flooding can be an issue depending where you live (many places have improved on this over the past few years).
    I got 1.5 in of rain in 30 min last week.
    Drunk drivers are a problem.
    Crime is abundant in some areas.
    The homeless issue is rampant here (and most have severe mental issues and can be very dangerous).
    Friends and family are usually more likely to come visit (as opposed to living just about anywhere else).
    Hall of Fame (need I say more?).
    Healthcare can be an issue as specialist often have a waiting list of months for an appointment.
    Too many people coming in from CA bringing with them the values that ruined the areas where they live (I say this as someone who came from CA myself).
    We have machines that you can put in $3.00 and walk away with $10,000,000+
    Lots of new home construction here
    It's a crappy place to live if you are poor.
    It's a fairly good place for music as most bands will make a stop here (I saw 45+ concerts in one year)
    Some industries are.
    You need to always be aware of your surroundings here (from thieves, hoodlums, or oblivious drivers).
    I have seen more cars upside down on the freeway in the span of one year in LV than 35+ years living in Los Angeles.
    Flights are cheeps to and from here.
    The surfing here is nonexistent.
    The schools repeatedly rank as the absolute lowest in the nation.
    It's getting more crowded every day as people flee CA.
    Sports are really taking off here.
    Water is an issue (because we send so much of it to CA).
    You never have to worry about mowing your lawn (you will have rocks).
    There are lots of shows (locals can get cheap tickets).
    There is a wide range of people (ethnicity, classes, and intelligence levels) as most people living here are from somewhere else.
    Expect cracks in your windshield from all the rocks on the freeway.
    Expect anything you leave in your car to melt if you park outside in the summer (including parts of your car itself).

    Way to sell it! Packing now.

    #235 77 days ago

    You and 25k other people from CA lol

    #236 77 days ago

    I have some family in Paso Robles and extended family in Atascadero, both on California’s central coast. I’m thinking of retiring there as it’s slower pace of life than LA and SF, and at least three hours from LA or SF on I-5.

    #237 77 days ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    I have some family in Paso Robles and extended family in Atascadero, both on California’s central coast. I’m thinking of retiring there as it’s slower pace of life than LA and SF, and at least three hours from LA or SF on I-5.

    Visited there for 4th of July for the first time. Nice area and convenient to travel to either, but man there wasn't much to do there other than drink wine.

    #238 77 days ago
    Quoted from palmab03:

    Visited there for 4th of July for the first time. Nice area and convenient to travel to either, but man there wasn't much to do there other than drink wine.

    Growing up in the 70s and 80s our family visited a few times, driving up from Long Beach. Our cousin said that wineries have bought out most of the farmers and opened wineries in the last 10-15 years.

    #239 77 days ago
    Quoted from Dr_Smith:

    It can get to 100 in the summer

    I took this pic when we were passing through Baker on our way to Vegas a couple weeks ago.

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    #240 77 days ago

    I am from the Southern US and I was able to sweat while working in the heat in Las Vegas and did ok in the 100 degree weather as long as I had water to drink. The only problem with that, is that blowing dust and sand will stick to the exposed sweating areas if you have to stay outside in the open desert. If you are in the desert for more than a few hours, a long sleeve shirt will prevent sunburn on your arms, but you still need sunscreen on exposed areas like your hands, neck and face, assuming they are not covered. Those were the areas that got covered with blowing dust and sand. Chap stick is also a must if you are exposed to direct sunlight for more than a few days. Sunglasses and a hat are also a good idea. A nice shower every day after working in the desert was really nice. Also, a good way to get a tan assuming you can avoid getting sunburn. I started to look like a raccoon after wearing sunglasses and working in the desert after about a week.

    #241 77 days ago
    Quoted from Reality_Studio:

    I took this pic when we were passing through Baker on our way to Vegas a couple weeks ago.

    (I didn't realize I put only 100, it was supposed to read 118 so I corrected my post)

    Baker can get DAMN hot, that's a good reason only about 500 people live there.
    But I bet your AC was working overtime on that drive!

    #242 77 days ago
    Quoted from Dr_Smith:

    Friends and family are usually more likely to come visit (as opposed to living just about anywhere else).

    ^^^THIS^^^
    Per our reservations list, by the four month's mark, we will have had 28 visitors that have stayed overnight between 1 and 5 nights each.

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