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« on: June 06, 2005, 08:52:00 PM »
So tell me, is the economy really as bad as some in the media would lead us to believe? I spent a week in Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend, thanks to my loving girl friends gift that she bestowed on me for my 40th birthday. Now mind you I have never been to Vegas let alone over a weekend holiday.

As far as excess goes it was pretty much everything that I expected, flashy loud, in a lot of cases tacky as hell. I mean where else on earth can you get married at 4am in all night make shift wedding chapel by an Elvis impersonator in between shows at the Bolagio? And no I did not go there to get married; I think some where in the Caribbean would be more to my liking rather than a Pirate Ship in front of Treasure Island with a bunch of Japanese tourists snapping their cameras.

I guess the thing that got me the most is the amount of adults with their young children in tow. Granted there are water parks and other things for kids to do, but that would have to be in between dad dropping 500.00 at the black jack table. What is up with some of you ignorant ass selfish adults dragging your kids to Vegas for a family vacation? Just think, little Johnny wants to go for a roller coaster ride on top of the Stratosphere but dad is too busy losing little Johnny's college fund at the 100.00 minimum black jack table , getting stoned drunk and hitting on the high priced hooker next to him. Yeah that's just what I would want my 10 year old to see WTF!

Sorry got on a tangent there, I guess my whole point here, is seeing all the people there, hotels packed, and all the money that is dropped. I guess it shows me that the economy can't really be that bad unless I was just surrounded by a bunch of millionaires. Which I seriously doubt because they won't allow me in places like that. No really, I inquired at the newly built Wynn hotel huge, beautiful and classy, I went to the front desk and asked the price on a room. I was wearing a sleeveless shirt(tatoos showing) and I noticed the snooty desk clerk slightly rolling her eyes as she was checking availability. She replied back with 289.00 a night, so after watching her first reaction with my appearance, I replied with "Don't you have a smelly biker discount" she looked in confusion or more like disgust and said no. So then I asked her the price for a suite, she told me they had no suites. A hotel in Vegas with no suite? Riiiiight. I guess there was just no suite for a guy inquiring about a "Smelly Biker Discount" Anyway, I really doubt the economy is as bad as some people would believe or why else would places like Vegas and other casinos be that busy. Some would say hope, well if some of you are that dense to think you are going to parlay your 100.00 into 100,000.00 you need to check what little intelligence you have at the door. These places exist on your money. But lets face it walking away from the Black Jack table with a extra 50.00 can be fun.
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2005, 10:23:00 PM »
Well, the capital and the goods and services it represents haven't actually evaporated. The capital has just shifted even more into fewer hands, so the rest of us deck hands on this sinking ship have to hump a little harder and faster in order to snatch enough of those markets to patch the kids' teeth and pay the mortgate.

When reality get rough, people gravitate to fantasy. The movie industry took off in this country (of origin) during the depression. 5ยข for 3 whole hours of blessed fantasy! Who could resist?

Vegas is as close to pornography made real as you can get this side of the sultan's herems. Everybody's betting the bank on the remote chance of winning that jackpot and escaping what any fool can see coming.

A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police.
http://www.mises.org/liberal/ch1sec11.asp' target='_new'>Ludwig Von Mises

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2005, 10:31:00 PM »
I saw just as many deck hands as ship captains out there. And they were freely throwing the dough around.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2005, 12:15:00 AM »
Yes, but that doesn't mean they had it to spend. My 21yo daughter gets credit offers. She's usually too busy out racking up debt to take the call. I just laugh and tell them they've got the wrong number.

Do you understand even on a rough level the concept of a fiat economy?

You're a good guy, Patriot. At least I remember you fondly, though I havn't got a clue why. But you're sooooo easily impressed.

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2005, 11:12:00 AM »
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On 2005-06-06 21:15:00, Antigen wrote:

"Yes, but that doesn't mean they had it to spend. My 21yo daughter gets credit offers. She's usually too busy out racking up debt to take the call. I just laugh and tell them they've got the wrong number.



Do you understand even on a rough level the concept of a fiat economy?



You're a good guy, Patriot. At least I remember you fondly, though I havn't got a clue why. But you're sooooo easily impressed.

Every man has a property in his own person.
This nobody has any right to but himself.
The labor of his body and the work of his
 hands are properly his.


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Yes I understnd a fiat economy beyond a rough level ie:money being imaginery gold, it was meant to be funny, well a little any way otherwise I would have posted it at tacitus' realm :lol:  But I still love ya Ginger. I'm not really easily impressed really. But hey if I saw Stevie Wonder driving a car, Now that would impress me :lol:
I actually invest heavily in gold on a monthly basis.So when that dreaded colapse of the market happens my ass is covered.................in gold  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2005, 12:36:00 PM »
I once saw Ray Charles on a moped. No kidding! He was down by the docks at Oak Bluff on Martha's Vinyard (Mathuz Vinyid) surrounded by about 6 ppl, just sitting there, grinning his grin and revving the motor.

So... with whom do you expect to trade all that gold, assuming you're able to trade your paper notes for it when the time comes?

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for a reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2005, 12:56:00 PM »
give it another few years. jobs keep getting sent overseas. USA will wake up to problem.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2005, 04:31:00 AM »
you would say that
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2005, 10:06:00 AM »
Who would say what?  :???:
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2005, 01:08:00 PM »
you would say that  :wink:
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