Public Wasn't Alerted to Vegas Threat

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    Public Wasn't Alerted to Vegas Threat
    I hate (too strong of a word?) our Mayor. He is a former MOB attorney that made all his money defending the likes of Meyer Lansky and former Stardust Casino boss Frank 'Lefty' Rosenthal. One of his most notorious clients was reputed Chicago mobster Anthony "Tony the Ant" Spilotro.

    The guy is a weasel he was more concerned about lawsuits, than checking out the info the FBI had.

    I could go on and on and on about how corrupt this guy is, but it won't do any good. His two terms as mayor have been bought and paid for by the casinos.
     
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    I hope lilcountrygirl ain't hearing all this! she was scared to death enough about going to vegas..... :laugh:
     
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    I kinda figured Vegas had to be a target for the terrorists... it kinda pisses me off about the casino's as well (that they refused to even watch the tapes for "liability" reasons). That news story should have been published and the public should have had the choice of whether to frequent the establishment or not.

    The only one of the three casinos I even made it to was the New York, New York and, frankly, I wasn't impressed with any of it (except Coyote Ugly :D). I think their service sucked.
     
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    I hate the New York, New York. To me, the best Casinos are OFF the strip.
     
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    The only casino's on the strip I cared for were the Casino Royale (loose slots lol) and the ones in/on Freemont (sp). Other than that, we hit the Suncoast, the Texas (damn good 80s band there on Saturday!) and a bunch of other off-strip casinos. I enjoyed "sightseeing" on the strip much more than being inside the actual casino itself.

    You can bet your ass had I known that terrorists were casing out those three certain casinos, I'd have stayed with off-strip casinos 100% of the time.. I enjoyed those better anyway.

    By the way Free... Did you say you lived in Summerlin? DAYAM nice houses there.

    I had a great time there and cant wait to go back. We did the Hoover Dam thing (not impressed), went up to Mt. Charleston... just the normal "sightseeing" other than the strip. The flight wasnt as bad as I thought it was except for delays (3 hour delay on my flight from pitt to vegas). Im sure the Xanax helped though :D ... I'm already planning my next trip out.
     
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    Glad you had fun! Makes it so much better when spending money! Hey, how's the job situation?
     
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    yes, we LIVED in Summerlin. Well, we still do as we are renting there now. But we sold our house (the market went up like crzy and is coming back down hard - so I took the 'equity' out.). Summerlin is great. It is higher than the Valley floor, so we are cooler (okay, 105 instead of 115 but still, 10 degrees is a lot) and the air is MUCH cleaner. Every morning driving to work Summerlin Parkway has a great view of the strip and all you see is a thick, dark, brown cloud hanging over downtown. Makes me glad I live in the foothills!
     
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    The job situation sucks.... I'm pretty sure they're going to relocate me to another position in our Cancer Center which will pretty much keep me off the board during the day (very busy over there). Gonna have to start getting back online at home lol.

    Apparently, they'll let me sit in this empty office (and pay me nicely for it tyvm) until Aug. 31st.. I'll move shortly after that.
     
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    Well, you got 21/2 weeks to get caught up! Glad you had such a nice time.
     
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    I believe we passed through Summerlin on the way to teh Suncoast (nice buffet btw!). I found out that the higher you go, the cooler it is... it's a nice heat tho.. the humidity here sucks. (well, the heat is fine except the Hoover Dam day... 116 in the shade. Thanks, but I'll pass. Even Satan himself sweats in that kinda weather! Its like a slow bake). I could have spent all day just looking at the houses (nice ones up on Mt. Charleston too actually).

    I actually considered moving out there (my job here is being downsized)... but I picked up the paper and was surprised to find out that for what I do, the pay here is comparable to what they pay out there. Unfortunately the cost of living here is so much cheaper so I'll stay put with my freaking 80-90% humidity in the summer and ten feet of snow in the winter. :puke:
     

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