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Nyarlathotep
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Rob Lister wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:12 pm
As of December 2018, there are 21 brothels in Nevada.
So it isn't exactly a big deal.

besides, tourists are wasting money in brothels that can be better spent in casinos.
On a statewide level, sure.

But these places are usually in our least populous counties, where the gain or loss of ANY business is a big deal. For instance, when the feds shut down the Mustang Ranch, it created a lot of financial problems for Storeu County, even if it had no impact statewide
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:14 pm
I don’t have any idea what the revenue impact of these places is. I do however think that they should be legal. To me someone deciding to sell sex is no different than any other selling of labor and should be the individual’s choice
No dispute from me there, but what is "right" does not always have much to do with public policy.
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Which is part of the problem
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:14 pm
I do however think that they should be legal. To me someone deciding to sell sex is no different than any other selling of labor and should be the individual’s choice.
I think we all agree with that: prohibition only makes sex workers' lives miserable. And has other unpleasant consequences in matters of health, criminality, trafficking, police overreach, &c.

But the righteous cockroaches don't like free enterprise (+ taxes ).

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'Leave no trace' has become 'hide the evidence': Reno residents sick of being Burning Man base camp
San Francisco Chronicle
The way to know that garbage came from Burning Man, says Bryan Heller, the assistant director of Reno Public Works, is to probe its surface. If the trash is covered in chalky white dust, you can be darn sure it spent seven days on the alkali sands of Black Rock City, where the annual Burning Man event is held.

The dust isn't so much of an issue for Reno residents, though there are rumors that it's led to clogged hotel plumbing and busted washing machines. What really mellows the cool of the Nevada town's citizenry is the garbage itself. Burning Man attendees — returned from a week of self-discovery and partying on the "playa" — have the propensity to dump trash illegally around the city upon return to civilization.

"Take a drive around Reno in the days following Burning Man, and you will easily see illegally dumped trash just about everywhere," said Reno resident Garrett York. "It'll be covered in playa dust."

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:24 pm
'Leave no trace' has become 'hide the evidence': Reno residents sick of being Burning Man base camp
San Francisco Chronicle
The way to know that garbage came from Burning Man, says Bryan Heller, the assistant director of Reno Public Works, is to probe its surface. If the trash is covered in chalky white dust, you can be darn sure it spent seven days on the alkali sands of Black Rock City, where the annual Burning Man event is held.

The dust isn't so much of an issue for Reno residents, though there are rumors that it's led to clogged hotel plumbing and busted washing machines. What really mellows the cool of the Nevada town's citizenry is the garbage itself. Burning Man attendees — returned from a week of self-discovery and partying on the "playa" — have the propensity to dump trash illegally around the city upon return to civilization.

"Take a drive around Reno in the days following Burning Man, and you will easily see illegally dumped trash just about everywhere," said Reno resident Garrett York. "It'll be covered in playa dust."

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A lot of truth to that article. Especially that last paragraph
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The thing that always baffles and amazes me about Burning Man is how it has changed. I remember first hearing about it in the 90s, and it was a big counterculture thing; an excuse for a lot of drugs and sex mostly. And I worked at Wal-Mart at the time and yet co-workers of mine could still afford to go.

Now it's a big status symbol thing for the rich and famous. A place to be seen essentially and tickets alone cost roughly 187 Bajillion dollars each, far out of the reach of the average Wal-Mart employee I would think. Then they come and clog up every fucking dumpster in town when it's all over.
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Rich old hippies.

I know the type.
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I have never been, but from what I have seen a lot of hedge fund types, tech types and celebrities. Not sure if they count as "rich old hippies" or not
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 pm
I have never been, but from what I have seen a lot of hedge fund types, tech types and celebrities. Not sure if they count as "rich old hippies" or not
Clarification: Real-o true-lo hippies will never be rich. I mean folks who play hippie the way Marie Antoinette played milkmaid.
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Some good news for a change

Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue waters have seen a stunning improvement in clarity

Plus the lake is getting filled back up to its natural rim, after many years where the boat docks were dozens of yards from the water because of the drought.
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As previously noted, this is not about Reno. But ...

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While I love the guy's hair, he is full of shit.

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Guy looks like Varys from Game of Thrones, I don’t trust him.

Nuclear Tourism is fascinating to me though. None of it this far north in the state though. We’re all about cowboys and skiing (someone should combine the two) up here
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Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:18 pm
While I love the guy's hair, he is full of shit.
Care to amplify?
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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Guy looks like Varys from Game of Thrones, I don’t trust him.

Nuclear Tourism is fascinating to me though. None of it this far north in the state though. We’re all about cowboys and skiing (someone should combine the two) up here
Scandinavia has biathlon. That is skiing and shooting (with a rifle).

Why not Traditional Riennese Triathlon? Skiing, shooting (with a six shooter), and calf roping.
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Lawsuit alleges bribery, corruption tied to Nevada DMV contract

State employees delayed the implementation of a Department of Motor Vehicles computer modernization because the contractor failed to pay them as much as $4 million in bribes, a lawsuit obtained by the Review-Journal alleges. The lawsuit, which was unsealed Wednesday at the Review-Journal’s request, also claims the company, Tech Mahindra, hired former DMV Executive Director Troy Dillard in 2016 after he helped it secure the$75 million contract.

The Nevada attorney general’s office, under Adam Laxalt, repeatedly asked that the lawsuit remain sealed as his office decided whether to join the case, but in the end Laxalt did not intervene despite the allegations of bribery, records show.

The disclosure of the previously secret case is the latest twist in the DMV computer system debacle, which has cost motorists as much as \$26 million in unusable technology, consulting and payroll and resulted in Tech Mahindra being fired last year.
https://www.reviewjournal.com/investiga ... t-1702049/

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