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  1. Not Responsible. All my line, German, Polish & a pinch of French came here on boats in NY & here in the mid-1880's. So yeah, as far as I'm concerned, I had Nothing to do with anything that happened here before then. I'll stand next to Anyone who Works for 20 some years right next to me and Shows me their Worth but I'll have Nothing to do with people that Don't like my Brother in Law for instance. He's Worthless. So There!
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  3. I don't consider myself a Serious Gambler. To me it's Recreation a few times a year. Now my buddy John who Used to go to AC on a bus every week goes down to Horseshoe now every week. Must be Nice! But he plays Pai Gow Tiles which he knows like a book and even knows it in Chinese! The Wongs and Gongs and all that stuff. That's Low percentage too but he's playing at $25-$50 a hand which is too steep for me. Sometimes he'll play a little Bacarrat if they have it Macau Style. Frank Scoblete has columns on I think it's the Casino City Times and though he's one of those Golden Touch Craps players he points out the Money at Risk over Time equation a lot. I mentioned Slots are the Worst and everyone knows that but they can be Fun. With Blackjack unless you play Perfect Strategy which I do not know and don't care to, it's just too Fast for me. You Know the Casino has all the Odds so you're Not going to come out a Winner in the long run no matter what you think. So I Low Ball it and just try to have Fun which I usually do. I've sat in Binions all afternoon when I get on a PGP table Early at $5/hand for a $100 buy in. When more people come in they bump it to $10 but I'm Grandfathered in at $5! I played for like 4 1/2 hrs straight and said I Had to get up 'cause my Butt was Killing me and this 60sh looking woman called me a Rookie! Anyway I've done that, Played all afternoon and still had at least 1/2 of my stack left, a couple times I've gotten a little ahead, it's a Grind! And I've had a couple times when you just get a Bad Run and can't catch a hand and lose the Buy In. I'm there for Fun, Anyone who thinks they're going to Win all the time in a Casino is a Fool!
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  5. Slots are pretty much for Amusement mostly though once in a while you might get Lucky. Biggest single hit after One Spin I ever had was in Caesars AC. I forget now what title it was but remember it was a New title I wanted to try out. Some other lady was playing it so I just wandered around the rows close and when she got up, I grabbed the seat. Mistakenly I thought it was Pennies but after rolling in a $20 and hitting the button I saw it was Nickels! Then right away on that first spin I hit the Bonus which paid me something like $460 and change. Needless to say I cashed out immediately and redeemed the ticket. Unfortunately here and in AC the Table Minimums are too high for My preferred game, Pai-Gow Poker. However in Downtown LV you can usually find $10/hand tables esp during the day. PGP is a Slow, Low Percentage game and one of the few you actually pick up your cards and set your Two hands, a 5 card High hand and a 2 card Low hand. To Win you must Beat Both of the Dealers hands. Of course Splitting is a Push. And if the Dealer beats Both your hands, well, you know. Percentage wise, I don't know the exact number offhand but you Push like 40 point something % of the time. Win like 29 point something % and lose 30 point something % of the time. So if all 6 spots are filled on the table, it's a really Slow game and everyone sits and chats and watches how the cards come out and who wins and loses. Very Social, lots of Chat. You won't make a Killing at it but for a $100 buy in, unless you hit a Bad Run, you can play for a couple Hours and still have some of your stake left if not getting Ahead or just staying Even. Just play Straight Up and forget the Bonus and Insurance bets, they just jack the Casinos Odds. Don't know if they still have it but at South Point they had Mini-Bac at $5/hand so I bought in for $100 and had fun learning with my little pen & scorecard keeping track of the hands and played for quite a while before it went away. That was Fun but mostly Mini-Bac has Higher Minimums that keep me away. Especially Downtown & Off Strip Cheap Roulette is all over the place. At Binion's one morning they had a table with 0.25 chips with a $2 Minimum! We bought in for $40 each and played with the Streets and Combinations on the table for quite a while and cashed out something like an hour later with almost what we started with. That was pretty Cheap fun! Blackjack is only for people who Understand Completely what you should Hit or Stand on with what you have and what the Dealer is showing. I don't so I don't play. Craps I avoid 'cause I don't like standing around and everyone jostling each other. The Only bet there is just on the Come Out Roll, just play the Pass Line. That's the Only bet with Good Odds. The other "Carnival" games are just too Fast! Remember this One Rule! The Less Money you put At Risk over Time! Slots are the Worst when you consider Plays/Hour, just think about it. But you can still have some Fun with them if you see something that Floats your Boat. Hope this helps some. Here's Mike Shacklefords site, he used to be an Actuary with Social Security right here in Baltimore before moving to LV, now he teaches Game Theory etc. at UNLV! BTW my Gun Cabinet is filled too!
  6. Phobos isn't exactly round, it's more like a potato in orbit
  7. Panspermia, look it up. When a large say Asteroid or just a big enough Rock hits a Planet, or Moon at sufficient velocity, some of the material there, on impact may achieve sufficient velocity to escape that body's gravity. Now, there are those who looking at Mars are seeing evidence that some Millions and Millions of years ago, Mars was much wetter and had more of an atmosphere than it does now. In the meantime, we have already found meteorites that appear to have originated from Mars. So given the possibility that there may have been some early Microbial Life arising there, it is wholly possible that may have been "Transplanted" here by such events. We do not know or can prove that is the case but it remains another Possibility of how Life took hold here long ago.
  8. Have always wondered about all these people who go out and March or Protest Anything! Don't they have Jobs? "Hey Boss, can I take off tomorrow to go march on Whatever?" HAHAHA!!! Sure, some of them use their own Vacation days. Well those are too Few and Valuable to me to use for some Demonstration. Guess I have different Priorities.
  9. I'm Not in That group to start with but All my ancestry German, Polish and a pinch of French got off boats here and in NY back in the 1880's & 90's I remember when I was a kid, two Great Grandmothers who didn't speak English. One spoke German and one spoke Polish and my Grandfathers would translate. Never knew the Great Grandfathers, they were Dead by the time I got here. One bunch of graves is in Holy Rosary Cemetery and the markers are all in Polish. The other side are buried somewhere in NJ, I don't know where. It's not My fight or problem. leave me out of it. I've got Work to do.
  10. Thought Neo was The One. Didn't know he was a Nazi!
  11. Just a Lead-In to my take on LV on a Budget that I really wanted to mention! Hey if you want to spend $50 or more per person on a meal, knock yourself out. I fully acknowledge it would be wasted on me. However many people, myself included didn't know till after like our 2nd trip that you could eat at plenty of other places for less than just going to the same Strip buffets where you might be staying. I figure 2 of us splitting the cost of the car rental pretty much is a break even prop by saving at other off strip places BUT you get out and around and see a Lot more than the folks just stuck on the Strip. I know my way all over out there now. Where you wanna go today? Red Rock, The M, Sam's Town, South Point, GVR, Downtown, one of the Station casinos? Oh, let's go this way today! McCarran has a Top setup with their car rental terminal. They shuttle you there and back Quick! Just get a car and come & go as you please. Forget riding the Deuce or Monorail and forget Cabs. I always get at least a Mid-Size car and have been Upgraded several times. I've gotten Breaks and had full size Hyundai Genesis & Chrysler 300's on the cheap. Just drive up to any casino & flip the kids out front a Tip and walk in and out whenever you want like a High Roller! I Love it!
  12. Woman who pulled down statue Arrested Unauthorized destruction of public property. You live in a bureaucracy. if you have a car accident, depending where you are, you could be billed for that street lamp pole you took down. Makes no difference to the paper pushers in the local gov't offices. This is the same thing but Willful destruction of Public Property may have more severe penalties. That's the way it goes. Deal with it. Too many people think they can do whatever they want. It doesn't work that way,
  13. 'Cause I've Worked Outside in it for a Lot of my career. Marine Terminals & Rail Yards. Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry. I Still get out enough all the time at work. Had to dodge the Downpour yesterday! I Should be sitting on my Butt more in the A/C now like I am and letting my People do the rest. I made an Observation years ago: Look around and see who Most of the people are up at 6:30 hanging around Waiting for the B'fast buffet to open. "When the Hell are they gonna Open up?" It's all us Gray/White haired people! I get up Without an alarm clock between 4:30-5:00 AM every day. The Young Folk haven't even Dreamed of getting up yet. B'fast Buffets, it's All the same Eggs, Sausage. Bacon and whatever variety of Home Fries anyway. $7.99 vs $20, where would you go? I'm not used to Fancy Food and doubt I could tell the difference. Dinner: Main Street Station downtown used to have T-bone night every Tuesday for $13.99 but it's gone now. Most Station Casinos, the "Feast Buffets", like Sam's Town & others usually have some kind of Prime Rib most nites for like $16.99, even Red Rock is only $1 more. Paid way more at Rio one time for $25 or something but I can't justify it.
  16. To me, it's specifically to Gamble. Lower table minimums that I can afford .esp off strip & downtown and better Slots, real RNG slots not what's run by the Lottery and loads of Different places to play. Only a few of the smaller outlying casinos we haven't been in by now. We get a rental car and we drive all over. Downtown, and behind Fremont St, out to Red Rock out that way, east to Sam's Town & Boulder Station, down around to GVR then down to The M, back up to South Point, over to the Orleans. Gold Coast, Palms & Rio. Where you want to Eat & Play Today? Palace Station is one of the Cheapest B'fast buffets to start at. Cheap Eats, B'fast buffets for $7-8 and Dinners for $16-17 or so. A big breakfast and you just cruise through to dinnertime. Never seen a show, not interested. I'll still go to AC now and then but they don't have lower minimums for what I want to play. For me it's always been about getting Away to Stay & Play. I have absolutely no desire to gamble right here at all. Went to Live once to show a gal what a casino looks like but haven't been back since. I have no desire to go Downtown at all. Went up to Hollywood for a bit the one year when we had that storm and my power went out and I wasn't impressed. I just Like the way you're treated out there. AC has lost a lot of it's appeal, used to be better till all the States got greedy and OK'd their own gambling. that's hurt AC badly but I'd still rather stay there a couple nights and run around the casinos left there than spend one day in a Local place. Just not my thing to Play at home, No Point in it.
  17. Well, that's just how I see it. You wanna start acting ****** or Horny or something Fine, I'll jump right to it but don't give me that "I'll Take Care of You" stuff. It's like it's Nothing to them but doing you a Favor. Gee Thanks!
  18. God I Hate that Line. My gal said that to me once and I said I don't have to go to the bathroom. She looked at me puzzled and I said I thought you wanted to Wipe my Butt for me after I go. That's my idea of "Taking Care of Me". You think that Other thing is Taking Care of me, you got another thought coming! It's like they're doing you a Favor! If you feel That way about it, it's time for Goodbye!
  19. If I had any Real Money at all, I could settle for a small Condo there.
  20. If I'm not mistaken, the Taney is one of the few if not the Only remaining surviving "Warship" from Pearl Harbor. May as well Forget that too.
  21. Oh for cryin' out loud! What next? Let's just erase everything that someone doesn't like.