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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-05-03 06:11
Subject: [links] Link salad dodges drunks on the early morning sidewalks of Las Vegas
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How Writers Build the Brand — (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Gambling With Your Life — or: Why Las Vegas is the Suicide Capital of the U.S. — Hmm, I'll have to be careful out here.

The Joy of Researching the Health Benefits of Sex

ALIPAC: Democrats Want To Recruit Gay Immigrants To "Bring Down" America — More compassionate conservatism from those carefully rational intellectuals who make up the American Right. Or maybe it's just the Gay is coming! BTW, has conservative alarmism on any issue ever been proven right? Minimum wage? Interracial marriage? Decriminalizing gay sex? Tax increases? Anything?

He Won — Radley Balko on bin Laden's victory in transforming American society much to the worse.

Right Rushes To Praise Bush For Obama’s Order To Kill Bin Laden — Because, you know, Mission Accomplished. Heckuva job, Bushie.

The Muslim World Sounds off on Bin Laden’s Demise

?otD: What do you suppose the power bills are here on the Vegas strip?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions to Kalimpura)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (the Vegas Strip)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea

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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-05-03 14:11 (UTC)
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I've seen a lot of comments along the lines of "Obama may've gotten bin Laden, but Bush laid the foundation". Yes, and then he seemed to lose interest when it came time to build the walls and roof.
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2011-05-03 14:44 (UTC)
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re: Balko "He forever changed who we are as a country, and for the worse. Mostly because we let him". Which pretty much sums up my sense of the matter, but also that at least some of us wanted to go there: Bush and his ilk had seemed for years to be (even if only subconsciously) just dying for any excuse to strike at those pesky "civil liberties" and Osama gave them that opening. After that, with the American Id out of its cell and on the march, Osama didn't need to attack us again as we were willingy doing to ourselves things he could never have hoped to achieve from the outside.
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Steve: Anton Ego (Ratatouille)
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-05-03 14:45 (UTC)
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Keyword:Anton Ego (Ratatouille)
AoTD: not small, and it's best to reflect that those bills (and the booze bills) get paid out of casino receipts and yet still the owners make fat profits.

-- Steve's always used casino lights as a way to illustrate to people that they're not going to get rich in there.
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User: msconduct
Date: 2011-05-03 23:42 (UTC)
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?otD: About $3 million a year per casino, I believe. The beam on the Luxor costs about $50 an hour to run.

Interestingly, I learned from my tour of the Neon Museum that although everyone associates twinkly neon with Vegas that's actually been out of fashion for the last decade or more. The new places like CityCenter don't have any neon at all. Soon, as they inexorably knock down the old casinos, the ony place to see those glittering signs will be at the musuem.
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